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Trail reaches out to neighbors on recreation tension

Despite potential major shake ups at Council tables around the Greater Trail area next month, the Silver City is offering an olive branch to Rossland when it comes to recreation.

Councillor Kevin Jolly says they will be sending an invitation to Rossland and communities in the Beaver Valley asking to once again enter negotiations regarding the controversial Trail Resident Program that sees an effective two-tier payment structure depending on where you live.

Jolly says even though there’s an election next month it demonstrates intent on behalf of the city.

Trail lost $210,000 of annual funding after the Beaver Valley chose not to renew their recreation agreement this year – in part because of tensions over Trail’s proposed boundary expansion into Area A.

Jolly says they feel they can build off recent successes after reaching regional deals on the sewer line, pedestrian/pipe bridge and a recreation agreement with Warfield.

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