Timothy Schafer

Wet weather dampens fire season

A record amount of rain fall earlier in the year is still managing to keep the current forest fire season as one of the slowest ever.

Proposed regional licensing up for debate

A proposal for a regional business licence could cut $10,000 annually out of the city’s revenue stream

Interior Health adds voice recognition technology

New voice technology being installed at KBRH will insure patients’ voices are heard when dealing with their doctors.

Province doles out cash to communities

The province handed out the second sack of presents to Kootenay communities in its Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF).

School district 20 ill over sick days

The School District 20 ended up with a $226,734 overrun in its budget for replacement teachers and district staff for the school year.

City of Trail shops local for computer upgrades

The city will be spending over $85,000 to upgrade its staff computer systems and put paper on the endangered species list for councillors.

Trail Orioles have wings clipped by Stars

The Trail Orioles played a slow and steady game against the San Diego Stars, only to lose the game 7-5 after a couple of late inning errors

Unemployment rate in Kootenays drops

Figures released by Statistics Canada show more people in the Greater Trail region are working right now than at this time one year ago.

Council boosts budget for Gateway project

The floodgates were opened on the city’s fledgling Gateway project as council approved tripling the budget for this year.

Trail’s financial audit paints positive picture

An independent audit of city finances has shown the City of Trail sitting pretty with a $1.5 million surplus.

City of Trail, union get deal

The municipal government has handed over a new contract to its workers, giving them a cost of living increase of 2% for the next 3 years.

Fire ban issued in Greater Trail region

A recent spate of extreme hot weather has the Southeast Fire Centre raising the alarm.

Dams keep Trail safe from swelling river

Over 53 years ago the Columbia River flooded Trail and Castlegar, but now the Columiba River Treaty dam keeps rising waters at bay.

Fire destroys truck in rollover at Violin Lake

A mud bog adventure in the backcountry above West Trail ended in a burned, blackened and upturned 4-wheel-drive truck on Monday afternoon.

No explanation for Rossland garage fire

A three-alarm fire torched a three-bay garage amidst reports of explosions Tuesday afternoon in Rossland.

Broadband service to get a big boost

CBBC and the City of Trail will create a high tech hub in the downtown core, bringing a higher level of affordable broadband internet.

Trustees back teacher contract

School Trustee Mark Wilson says while the 2 year deal means stability, it did nothing to bridge the gap between teachers and their employers

DriveBC keeps an eye on Trail roads

DriveBC, which provides traffic, road, and weather conditions for B.C. now has an eye on Highway 3B in Trail.

Teachers accept new contract

40,000 public school teachers accepted a deal on Friday on a new contract to end a year-long labour dispute.

Resolution officer appointed in sewer dispute

The Trail’s sanitary sewer dispute is sinking into provincial scrutiny with the appointment of a dispute resolution officer.