Income Tax preparation

Once again the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is providing FREE basic income tax preparation services in 5 locations in Greater Trail.  All times are 9am to 11am.

Mondays – Trail Senior Citizens Branch – 925 Portland St

Tuesdays – Kate’s Kitchen in Trail – 730 Rossland Ave

Wednesdays – Trail Legion – 2141 Columbia Ave

Thursdays – BV Manor in Fruitvale – 24 Laurier St

Fridays – Esling Park Lodge in Rossland – 2111 Spokane St

Please click here to see the complete poster, which contains important information regarding exclusions and limits

Thank you Luca Hair and Esthetics!

Thank you once again to Luca Hair and Esthetics for treating 5 participants in our latest “Bridging for Women” group to a wonderful spa day!

Krista and the staff at Luca were marvelous!  Not only did they supply beautiful hair cuts and colours, they also graciously rounded out the experience with appies, soft drinks, punch and pizzas from Café Michaels for everyone!.

All the hairstylists did a lovely job and the Bridges for Women participants and facilitator thank them deeply for their kindness

Caregivers making a Difference

Kudos to Desiree LePage and Deidre Price, registered CCRR member caregivers.

Desiree and Deidre are childcare providers who went to Castlegar City Council to change the city’s childcare bylaw!

Provincial Childcare Licensing standards allow for 7 children in a Family Childcare setting.  However, the City of Castlegar only permitted 5 children – which limited the number of available childcare spaces in the City.  These two passionate childcare providers advocated for Castlegar to change the bylaw to be in line with Provincial standards and improve services for Castlegar families.

Castlegar City Council, at the March 4, 2019 Regular Meeting, adopted Bylaw 1284 – Zoning Amendment Bylaw. This amendment will now allow for Home Occupation Daycare Services to tend, at one time, up to 8 children per premise.

Congratulations to Desiree and Deidre for having such a positive impact!

Spring Break Activities

Wondering which of our Family-Friendly programs are running during this year’s school Spring Break?

  • Munchkins & Muffins – running as usual Wed Mar 20 & 27, 10am to 11:30am.  Click here for more info
  • Building Beautiful Babies – closed March 19th, back Tues March 26th
  • StrongStart at Fruitvale Elementary school – Closed March 18-29th, back Monday April 1st
  • All other programs, such as the CCRR Toy Lending Library, Tuesday Women’s Drop-in group, and individual counseling programs are running as usual, and of course the Transition House and Crisis Line are available 24/7 as needed.