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Since 2019, WorkSafeBC has slapped Teck Metals with two work site penalties collectively totalling $701,362. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Metals fined $55,000 for ammonia leak in Trail

The latest work site violation from April follows a $646K WorkSafeBC penalty in May 2019

 

L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted

‘Hike Our Story’ in epic Kootenay Boundary challenge

Aim is to empower people through connectivity to nature

 

“Teck has extensive response systems and procedures in place to address operational issues and ensure the safety of employees and the community,” the company states. Photo: Trail Times

Teck responds to ‘over-pressurized’ tank emergency

Teck reported no injuries and the incident had no impact to the community or environment

 

After almost 50 years Ron Sandnes is retiring, and will happily pass the keys to Glenmerry Bowl to the Ferraro family. Photo: Jim Bailey

After 50 years, Trail bowling alley being left in good hands

Ferraros looking forward to taking over Glenmerry Bowl and making it a fun family destination

After almost 50 years Ron Sandnes is retiring, and will happily pass the keys to Glenmerry Bowl to the Ferraro family. Photo: Jim Bailey
Ali Hadikin and Janii Oler pose with owner Mel Joy, center, at Fly in the Fibre’s 6th anniversary on April 1. Not pictured: Michelle Hills. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston’s Fly in the Fibre celebrates sixth anniversary

Owner Mel Joy has brought together coffee and crafts in the lively shop off Main Street

Ali Hadikin and Janii Oler pose with owner Mel Joy, center, at Fly in the Fibre’s 6th anniversary on April 1. Not pictured: Michelle Hills. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Cassidy and Stephanie Tilling, sisters and owners of Good Company Coffee. (Submitted)

Sisters in business: Serving up coffee in ‘Good Company’

The Tilling sisters share their story of going into business together

Cassidy and Stephanie Tilling, sisters and owners of Good Company Coffee. (Submitted)
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)

B.C. minister chided for ‘misleading’ statement about pandemic benefits for business

‘Our members have not been filling their pockets with free public money’

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times

Fundraiser for Kootenay Boundary cancer patients now underway

The daisy memorial fundraiser at Kurtis’ No Frills in Trail is in memory of Lee and Kim Page

Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times
At G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel, staff have found their passion in helping families through difficult times. And at the heart of this passion is Robert Leduc, new owner, General Manager and Funeral Director. (Morgan Mitchinson Photography)

Celebrating life and supporting families

Family business provides unwavering commitment to those suffering from loss

  • Feb 14, 2022
At G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel, staff have found their passion in helping families through difficult times. And at the heart of this passion is Robert Leduc, new owner, General Manager and Funeral Director. (Morgan Mitchinson Photography)
Jessica Shearer is co-owner of Tilia Botanicals where she specializes in herbal medicine. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Tilia Botanicals: Using natural herbs to support a good night’s sleep

Insomnia and restless sleep are a common struggle

  • Feb 2, 2022
Jessica Shearer is co-owner of Tilia Botanicals where she specializes in herbal medicine. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce for sale outside of their store. (Photo by Wes Friesen)

For the love of the harvest: The history of Wloka Farms Fruit Stand

Barb and Frank Wloka have farmed together for over 40 years

  • Feb 1, 2022
Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce for sale outside of their store. (Photo by Wes Friesen)
UBCO doctoral student Yue Zhang holds up a sample of tellurium, while Dr. Jian Liu shows a tiny and powerful disc battery that uses the mining waste product. Photo: UBCO

Wave of the future; Okanagan university partners with Trail clean tech leaders

Next-generation battery research offers electric cars a boost

UBCO doctoral student Yue Zhang holds up a sample of tellurium, while Dr. Jian Liu shows a tiny and powerful disc battery that uses the mining waste product. Photo: UBCO
Cashier Bernie uses the self-checkout at Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer to pay for her lunch on her break. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

New self-checkouts at Creston grocery store add labour, new employees

Manager says there’s a misconception of new tech replacing jobs

Cashier Bernie uses the self-checkout at Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer to pay for her lunch on her break. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Wes Johnson and his fiancée Myran Hagenfeldt are the new owners of Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery. (Photo by Matt Bolt)

Next generation takes over Creston winery

Wes Johnson and his fiancée Myran Hagenfeldt purchased the Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery from his parents

  • Jan 18, 2022
Wes Johnson and his fiancée Myran Hagenfeldt are the new owners of Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery. (Photo by Matt Bolt)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Props Master hopes to bring more movie biz to the Kootenays

Props Master Paul Wagner sourced a variety of local talent to contribute to Netflix movie Love Hard

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey
Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell
Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)

B.C. company aims to bring international vacation experience to front door

‘Staycation Boxes’ launched two months ago, includes food bank donation

Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some B.C. restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.

Vancouver Island distillery crafts sanitizer to meet Canadian need

Local know-how, economies of scale come together in Shelter Point sanitizer

  • Jun 8, 2020
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.