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People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. ice cream truck operator says inflation is chilling business, despite summer swelter

Rainbow Ice Cream owner says cost of sweet treat has gone up 60 per cent

 

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: File

Teck Trail shutdown to start in August

Upwards of 800 contractor employees will be onsite during the Teck Trail shutdown

 

Photo: Times file

No strike at Teck Trail after union votes 70% in favour of ratification

732 yes votes and 316 no votes means union locals reach settlement with Teck Resources

 

Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file

Kootenay Savings Credit Union appoints new leader

Mark McLoughlin’s career has spanned many industries

Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file
Mediation followed a near unanimous strike vote (99.4 per cent) taken by Teck Trail union members earlier this month. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Trail union workers to vote on tentative agreement starting Thursday

Ballots will be tallied and results released after voting closes Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m.

Mediation followed a near unanimous strike vote (99.4 per cent) taken by Teck Trail union members earlier this month. Photo: Trail Times
While local union president Chris Walker of United Steelworkers (USW) would not reveal specific points of contention, on Friday, he did say the impasse is monetary. Photo: Times file

Trail Locals merge, impasse with company largely financial

Of note, USW Local 9705 employees have merged with USW Local 480.

While local union president Chris Walker of United Steelworkers (USW) would not reveal specific points of contention, on Friday, he did say the impasse is monetary. Photo: Times file
A Trail man reported to police that he sent a nude photograph to another social media account, then received a message to transfer $400 electronically or the photo would be posted to the public on the internet. Photo: Unsplash

Nude photo prompts online extortion case for the Trail RCMP

Trail police determined the attempted extortion was likely perpetrated from a foreign account.

A Trail man reported to police that he sent a nude photograph to another social media account, then received a message to transfer $400 electronically or the photo would be posted to the public on the internet. Photo: Unsplash
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

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

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
“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

“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
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
“CRA emails will never have an attachment. CRA will never ask you to reply to an email.”

Tax season or scam season?

Ron Clarke, owner of JBS Business Services in Trail, provides accounting and tax services.

  • Apr 7, 2022
“CRA emails will never have an attachment. CRA will never ask you to reply to an email.”
” Track down the “T” slips regardless of value, and ensure they get entered on your tax return. And if you can’t get the official “T” slip, estimate the value and enter it, at least then you can say you tried.”

Little known tax penalty is no joke

by Ron Clarke Did you know that if a taxpayer fails to…

  • Apr 5, 2022
” Track down the “T” slips regardless of value, and ensure they get entered on your tax return. And if you can’t get the official “T” slip, estimate the value and enter it, at least then you can say you tried.”
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)
Tax Tips & Pits: “If you have ever completed a medical claim on your personal tax return you likely know that it’s not a straightforward process.”

Attendant care, nursing home, and the disability tax credit

This type of claim involves many rules, and many variations on those rules.

  • Mar 19, 2022
Tax Tips & Pits: “If you have ever completed a medical claim on your personal tax return you likely know that it’s not a straightforward process.”
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
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
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