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Shopify Inc. says it will layoff 10 per cent of its workforce because the company misjudged the growth of e-commerce. Shopify Inc. headquarters signage in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘I got this wrong:’ Shopify CEO announces plan to layoff 10 per cent of staff

Layoffs come as buyers revert to pre-pandemic shopping habits

 

Australian guests meet the Trail team at the downtown Community Program Office located at 1319 Bay Avenue. Residents are welcome to drop-in, ask questions, and sign up for programs. Photo: THEP

Australians tap into Trail successes with reducing lead exposure

THEP has caught the attention of Australian communities that also have active smelting operations

 

An Uber sign is displayed inside a car in Palatine, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. As Uber pushed into markets around the world, the ride-sharing service lobbied political leaders to relax labor and taxi laws and used a “kill switch″ to thwart regulators and law enforcement. Uber also channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered portraying violence against its drivers as a way to gain public sympathy. That’s according to a report released Sunday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Report: Uber lobbied, used ‘stealth’ tech to block scrutiny

Ride-sharing company funneled money through tax havens, considered manipulative public campaigns: report

 

Sumeru Chatterjee, who served as head of content and community for Vancouver-based education technology company Thinkific before he was laid off in April with about 100 others, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian tech talent still in demand, despite layoffs and recession predictions

Some companies increasing benefits and modernizing offices to try and draw in sought-after talent

Sumeru Chatterjee, who served as head of content and community for Vancouver-based education technology company Thinkific before he was laid off in April with about 100 others, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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

Photo: Times file
Teck explains the pilot plant will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Acid Plant flue gas at Trail operations at a rate of three tonnes per day. Photo: Teck Resources

Carbon capture utilization and storage pilot coming to Teck Trail

The CCUS pilot is expected to begin operation in the second half of 2023.

Teck explains the pilot plant will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Acid Plant flue gas at Trail operations at a rate of three tonnes per day. Photo: Teck Resources
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
Schulich School of Engineering Prof. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano leans on one of his robots at the University of Calgary’s unmanned vehicles robotarium lab in Calgary on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘The robots are coming’: Calgary researchers working on rescue robots for disasters

‘It’s not science fiction, it’s science and this thing exists’

Schulich School of Engineering Prof. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano leans on one of his robots at the University of Calgary’s unmanned vehicles robotarium lab in Calgary on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: Times file

Union workers at Teck Trail vote 99% in favour of strike

The five-year Local 480 and Local 9705 contract with Teck expired June 1, 2022.

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: Times file
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
“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
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
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

National Counterintelligence and Security Center warns about risks of accepting Chinese investment

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Gig apps offer part-time, no-commitment work in a pandemic economy

Apps are helping form an ultra-short-term worker-employee relationships

Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Smoke and a lack of rain is characterizing mid-summer in Trail and across the province. Smoke was so thick in the Silver City last week that operations were affected at Teck Trail. As well, due to extreme drought, the City of Trail has cut its outdoor water usage at most parks by 50 per cent and is asking property owners to voluntarily do the same. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Wildfire smoke impacts operations at Trail smelter

The oxygen plant at Teck Trail has been shutdown due to thick wildfire smoke

Smoke and a lack of rain is characterizing mid-summer in Trail and across the province. Smoke was so thick in the Silver City last week that operations were affected at Teck Trail. As well, due to extreme drought, the City of Trail has cut its outdoor water usage at most parks by 50 per cent and is asking property owners to voluntarily do the same. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.

West Kootenay tech innovator hosts circular economy conference

Metal Tech Alley welcomed leaders from across the globe to virtually rethink the linear economy

Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.
Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Image: IndspireFunding.ca

Teck partners with Indspire to support Indigenous students

The focus is students from Indigenous communities in areas where Teck operates.

Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Image: IndspireFunding.ca
Teck has reported three separate incidents of ammonia leaks at Trail fertilizer ops this year. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Trail reports third ammonia leak this year

The company closed Bingay Road temporarily as a precaution

Teck has reported three separate incidents of ammonia leaks at Trail fertilizer ops this year. Photo: Trail Times