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Teck Trail GM speaks to health concerns in Trail and Northport

Teck Trail GM speaks to health concerns in Trail and Northport

Dear Editor,

For over 100 years Trail Operations has operated as a world class refinery and smelter in the West Kootenays of British Columbia. Our facility refines and recycles everything from metal concentrates to used batteries into metals and fertilizers that we all rely on. Over our 100-year history we have grown in lockstep with the city of Trail and surrounding communities. Our people live, work and raise their families in this community. I can say with certainty that no one cares more about the health and safety of people in this region than those of us who live here.

Accident Friday near shopping mall requires Jaws of Life

Accident Friday near shopping mall requires Jaws of Life

Christmas shoppers may have got more than they bargained for when out and about it Trail Friday, as several got to witness a single-vehicle accident followed by a Jaws-of-Life extrication.

Trail RCMP Cpl Devon Reid said police got a call at around 2 p.m., regarding an MVI only about a mile down Highway 3B from the detachment en route to the mall.

“A vehicle went offroad to the left and collided with the embankment,” he said. “The vehicle then flipped on its side, trapping two people within, because the doors wouldn't work.

Castlegar man arrested for Trail stabbing

Castlegar man arrested for Trail stabbing

A 38-year-old Castlegar man is in jail awaiting court after a stabbing in a west Trail residence on Wednesday.

According to Trail RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton, police received a call at roughly 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18.

"Two individuals got into an argument, which escalated into a fight, which resulted in one stabbing the other with a knife," he said.

Trail police nab prolific offender after foot chase

Trail police nab prolific offender after foot chase

A prolific offender is facing jail time after a brief altercation with police, according to Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) C/O Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On Dec.12, members of the Trail Crime Reduction Unit received information that a local prolific offender was hiding in an East Trail residence," Orr said. "The offender,Trevor Isenor (35 years old) had two outstanding warrants issued for his arrest for theft and breach of probation."

Orr said this was not Isenor's first attemp to evade arrest.

LETTER: Pass Creek Winter Celebration a hit

Among the dignitaries at the event was Santa Claus, who said he plans to be back for next year's event.

Hello Pass Creek Residents and community supporters;
What an amazing Winter Celebration for the Pass Creek Community.
• More than 120 people attended the event, with more than 40 families and 46 kids visiting Santa;
• 96 wooden ornaments were decorated to take home;
• 147 food items collected for Christmas hampers (est. $300 value);
• Over 40 new and used children’s books were collected for local Christmas food hampers;

Report Draws Important Sketch of Columbia Basin

The recently released 2013 State of the Basin report explores the four pillars of the region – economic, social, cultural and en

Leaving no stone unturned in its 8.6 million hectare territory, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) has released the 2013 State of the Basin report.

In the works for several years, the 2013 report updates and builds on the work produced in the 2008 State of the Basin report. The 75-page long report and 16-page graphic-based snapshot report provide an important sketch of southeastern British Columbia.

RCMP ask for public info after rash of attempted car thefts

RCMP ask for public info after rash of attempted car thefts

A rash of attempted car thefts have police asking the public for assistance, according to Trail RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"Between the evening hours of Dec. 14 and the morning of Dec. 16, a number of vehicles in the West Trail area were damaged during theft attempts," said a press release issued by Hall. "During the incidents two vehicles were stolen. One of the vehicles was recovered in the nearby area. A number of item stolen include electronics and tools."

City of Trail to buy Trail airport

City of Trail to buy Trail airport

Trail City Council is pleased to announce the City of Trail will be proceeding with the purchase of the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB).

COUNCIL CLIPS: Final reading for deer bylaws, vital signs, family day and national park

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Grand Forks city council gave the final readings to both repeal bylaw 1884 (the outgoing deer feeding bylaw) and the bylaw 1967, which replaces it.

The new bylaws will allow offenders to be ticketed for intentionally feeding deer within city limits. However, councillors Patrick O’Doherty and Michael Wirischagin opposed the final readings.

LETTER: Politicians need to shape up when it comes to cattle industry, GMOs

LETTER: Politicians need to shape up when it comes to cattle industry, GMOs

How we come to these moments in local political history…

On the one hand we have a member of our honourable Grand Forks city council declaring in a public forum on the night of Dec. 5th: “If glyphosate shows up in your urine, it is certainly an indication your body is processing it adequately.” Absolutely brilliant on the part of Coun. Gary Smith! Be it said glyphosate is the active ingredient in the Monsanto antibiotic Round-Up.