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Trail councillor would prefer “killer dogs” not be allowed

Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 by in Trail

Trail councillor would prefer “killer dogs” not be allowed

Trail’s city council wants to stop targeting pitbull terriers in their animal control bylaw, but describing a vicious dog as one that’s killed a person has raised concerns from at least one councillor, reports Val Rossi for the Trial Daily Times.

Trail hospital finds extra cash for night-shift docs

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by in Health, Trail

Trail hospital finds extra cash for night-shift docs

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is using a boost in funding from the province to increase pay for doctors taking the unpopular night shift, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.

Taxi shut down worries Trail’s council

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by in Trail

Taxi shut down worries Trail’s council

In the wake of news that the company offering taxi service to Trail and Castlegar is shutting down at the end of the month, Trail has gone to the province asking for a rural transportation plan to solve the problem of moving people around the area, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.

Taxi service done by the end of the month for Castlegar, Trail

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by in Castlegar, Trail

Taxi service done by the end of the month for Castlegar, Trail

There won’t be any taxis serving Castlegar and Trail after the month is done, reports Timothy Schafer for the Trail Daily Times.

John Foglia is closing Champion Taxi, in Trail, and Castlegar Taxi by the end of January.

Doc shortage at Kootenay regional hospital at odds with gov’ts claims

Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by in Health, Trail

Doc shortage at Kootenay regional hospital at odds with gov’ts claims

The province’s health minister says there are 125 qualified anesthesiologists looking for work in B.C. but they’re not looking in Trail where a staffing shortage is burning out doctors, reports Kelly Sinoski for the Vancouver Sun.

It’s been six months that Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail has been short an anesthesiologist.

Facebook predator in Trail facing charges

Posted on 21. Dec, 2011 by in Trail

Facebook predator in Trail facing charges

The Trail RCMP are recommending several charges against a man who used Facebook to lure young boys, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.

Teck investigates cadmium / copper spill

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by in Trail

Teck investigates cadmium / copper spill

Teck is looking into what caused an excessive discharge of cadmium and copper into the Columbia River last week, reports the Trail Daily Times.

Daily, the smelter is allowed to discharge six kilograms of copper and four kilograms of cadmium into the river. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Teck discharged 7.5 kilograms of copper and 11 kilograms of cadmium.

Trail looks to create hospice care

Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by in Trail

Trail looks to create hospice care

Residents in Trail are working to return palliative care to the community, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.

The Greater Trail Hospice Society started after Interior Health cancelled a social worker position and community members saw a gap in health care in their community. The society has some funding to cover 20 per cent of their operating costs.

‘Liberation therapy’ for MS has Fruitvale twins walking

Posted on 02. Sep, 2011 by in Trail

‘Liberation therapy’ for MS has Fruitvale twins walking

Twin brothers from Fruitvale are up and walking after receiving a controversial multiple sclerosis treatment that opens up constricted veins in their necks, reports Val Rossi at the Trail Daily Times.

Matt and Dan Berukoff received the treatment in Mexico. It isn’t available in Canada. Matt was in a wheelchair before the treatment.

Near drowning prompts changes at Trail beach

Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by in Trail

Near drowning prompts changes at Trail beach

After a 15-year-old girl was swept downstream in the Columbia River the City of Trail has narrowed the swimming area at Gyro Park, reports Val Rossi for the Trail Daily Times.

Mayor Dieter Bogs says the rope marking the swimming area is meant to give people a sense of where it’s safe to swim.