Sheri Regnier

Dozens of vehicles of all makes and models, many appearing new, were lined up on a Highway 3B property in late summer. Marked as contaminated by the Trail acid spills, the cars, trucks, and SUVs were hauled off to the junk yard. (Sheri Regnier photo)

ICBC claims hit 4,200 after acid spills on B.C. highway

ICBC: Notice of Claim was filed, in part, to mitigate impact the spills may have on insurance rates

Dozens of vehicles of all makes and models, many appearing new, were lined up on a Highway 3B property in late summer. Marked as contaminated by the Trail acid spills, the cars, trucks, and SUVs were hauled off to the junk yard. (Sheri Regnier photo)
Nearly 4,000 claims have been started over the two Trail acid spills. To date, 400+ vehicles have been written off due to acid contamination. (Sheri Regnier photo)

ICBC starts lawsuit over acid spills on B.C. highway

Hundreds of vehicles have been written off by ICBC due to sulphuric acid contamination

Nearly 4,000 claims have been started over the two Trail acid spills. To date, 400+ vehicles have been written off due to acid contamination. (Sheri Regnier photo)
A red ticket on the window marks the vehicles that ICBC has written off because of acid exposure. Those vehicles line the side of the Trail ICBC office located on Highway Drive in Glenmerry. (Sheri Regnier photo)

ICBC looks to sue as 400 vehicles written off from B.C. acid spills

Auto insurer looks to determine who’s at fault after acid was leaked from Teck smelter in Trail

A red ticket on the window marks the vehicles that ICBC has written off because of acid exposure. Those vehicles line the side of the Trail ICBC office located on Highway Drive in Glenmerry. (Sheri Regnier photo)
The Passenger Transportation Board stated, “… the panel finds based on its findings above that SCSL (Silver City Stage Lines) with its local experience, knowledge and lower operating overhead, including a ridership certainty through a reservation system, it will provide not only a substitute ICB (inter-city bus) service, but one that can grow and continue in the long term. As a result, we find that application would promote sound economic conditions in the transportation business in B.C.”

Trail bus line readies to takeover Kelowna run

Silver City Stage Lines must have a booking site up by Sept. 30; two vehicles activated by Oct. 26

The Passenger Transportation Board stated, “… the panel finds based on its findings above that SCSL (Silver City Stage Lines) with its local experience, knowledge and lower operating overhead, including a ridership certainty through a reservation system, it will provide not only a substitute ICB (inter-city bus) service, but one that can grow and continue in the long term. As a result, we find that application would promote sound economic conditions in the transportation business in B.C.”
Dave Basso was just getting home from work on Wednesday when he spotted a group of people standing near the underside of the Victoria St. Bridge in East Trail. He went to see what was going on and snapped this photo of a mountain goat lodged under the structure just after 5:30 p.m.                                Dave Basso photo

VIDEO: Mountain goat stuck for hours under B.C. bridge returned to wild

Conservation officers were able to tranquilize and free the goat

Dave Basso was just getting home from work on Wednesday when he spotted a group of people standing near the underside of the Victoria St. Bridge in East Trail. He went to see what was going on and snapped this photo of a mountain goat lodged under the structure just after 5:30 p.m.                                Dave Basso photo
The $19-million KBRH upgrade is expected to break ground in the coming weeks. (Trail Times file photo)

$19-million reno ready to break ground at KBRH

At $2.45-million over budget, West Kootenay-Boundary taxpayers will pay another (near) $1 million

The $19-million KBRH upgrade is expected to break ground in the coming weeks. (Trail Times file photo)
As of Aug. 2, ICBC has received 388 claims related to the May 23 sulphuric acid spill in Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Hundreds turn to ICBC after Kootenay acid spill damages cars

Undercarriages, frames and suspensions are being examined for signs of sulfuric acid contamination

As of Aug. 2, ICBC has received 388 claims related to the May 23 sulphuric acid spill in Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)
A Trail Times reader urges others, who may have driven through the acid spill in Trail, to understand the potential risk it poses to to public safety. (Photo by Michael Mroczek on Unsplash)

Cars being junked after acid spill on Kootenay highway

A Times reader warns ‘total loss’ of car after driving through May 23 acid spill in Trail

A Trail Times reader urges others, who may have driven through the acid spill in Trail, to understand the potential risk it poses to to public safety. (Photo by Michael Mroczek on Unsplash)
A power outage set off alarms at Teck Trail as well as on social media, though the latter has since been debunked. (Photo submitted)

The only firestorm in Trail was on social media

Power outage set off alarms at Teck Trail; company says no fire or flooding

A power outage set off alarms at Teck Trail as well as on social media, though the latter has since been debunked. (Photo submitted)
Most of the new jobs that attributed to overall 2017 employment growth in the Kootenays, were in the service industry. (Photo by Matt Hoffman on Unsplash)

Kootenays outperform B.C. regions in job growth

Retail and hospitality jobs boosted 2017 Kootenay employment numbers ahead of other B.C. regions

Most of the new jobs that attributed to overall 2017 employment growth in the Kootenays, were in the service industry. (Photo by Matt Hoffman on Unsplash)
Government leaders met with Teck Trail representatives last week to celebrate 50 per cent completion of the No. 2 Acid Plant. (From left) Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Teck Trail Operations; Hon. Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; Shehzad Bharmal, Vice President, North America Operations, Base Metals, Teck; Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development.

New acid plant halfway done at Teck Trail

Teck marks halfway point in $174-million acid plant construction

Government leaders met with Teck Trail representatives last week to celebrate 50 per cent completion of the No. 2 Acid Plant. (From left) Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Teck Trail Operations; Hon. Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; Shehzad Bharmal, Vice President, North America Operations, Base Metals, Teck; Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development.
On April 10 downtown Trailclean-up was underway following a “release” of sulphuric acid. (Guy Bertrand photo)

Second commercial acid spill in Kootenay city

Station 374 Trail was called to a Hazmat scene Wednesday night on Highway 3B

On April 10 downtown Trailclean-up was underway following a “release” of sulphuric acid. (Guy Bertrand photo)
Warfield’s cannabis survey drew in 260 participants. The majority supported pot legalization and sales in the village, however residents also replied that they want to see certain dispensary restrictions. (Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash)

Kootenay village pot survey reveals a mixed bag

The majority of Warfield respondents were for cannabis sales, but with dispensary restrictions

Warfield’s cannabis survey drew in 260 participants. The majority supported pot legalization and sales in the village, however residents also replied that they want to see certain dispensary restrictions. (Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash)
Kootenay Pass avalanche on Sunday afternoon. To the left of the photo are tracks from the Zanussi’s truck. (Brian Zanussi photo)

B.C. couple caught in Kootenay Pass avalanche

Just after the ministry carried out avalanche control and opened the highway a Rossland couple was almost swept away by snow

Kootenay Pass avalanche on Sunday afternoon. To the left of the photo are tracks from the Zanussi’s truck. (Brian Zanussi photo)
Greater Trail RCMP confirm a report about an assault on a minor hockey referee in the Rossland arena was filed Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Matthew Fournier on Unsplash)

Altercation with referee, 15, causes concern for bullying in B.C. minor hockey

Greater Trail Minor hockey referee denounces post-game confrontation with parent

Greater Trail RCMP confirm a report about an assault on a minor hockey referee in the Rossland arena was filed Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Matthew Fournier on Unsplash)
The Southeast District Major Crime Unit and the Trail RCMP detachment are continuing investigation into the suspicious death.

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit and the Trail RCMP detachment are continuing investigation into the suspicious death.
The West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital board deemed upgrades to the ER at Arrow Lake Hospital a priority. (Black Press file photo)

West Kootenay-Boundary hospital district at odds with province, IHA over Arrow Lakes project

To get things moving, the RHD funded 100 per cent of planning costs instead of the usual 40 per cent

The West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital board deemed upgrades to the ER at Arrow Lake Hospital a priority. (Black Press file photo)
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Kootenay kidney patient awaiting Air Canada refund

Dan Ervin has waited for an Air Canada refund since his kidney transplant was cancelled in August

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Bill Clark

$18 million for upgrades at KBRH

Minister Terry Lake announced the province would invest $9.4 million for a new ER at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Bill Clark
First responders transported four U.S. skiers to the regional hospital Thursday afternoon after the group was caught in an avalanche on Mt. Mackie.

UPDATED: Four American skiers injured in avalanche near Rossland

Four U.S. skiers were airlifted back to Spokane with broken bones following an avalanche near Rossland on Thursday.

First responders transported four U.S. skiers to the regional hospital Thursday afternoon after the group was caught in an avalanche on Mt. Mackie.