Welcome to THE Program

The Trail Area Health & Environment Committee thanks Ruth Beck for her many years of valuable service as the THEP Program Manager. Through her leadership and commitment to the Program, Ruth helped advance initiatives and activities while at the same time fully engaging the committee in the journey of improving the environment and livability of the community. The City of Trail is now seeking to engage an independent contractor with strong organizational, facilitation, and communication skills to fill this role. The posting has now closed. We look forward to announcing a new Program Coordinator in the near future.

The Trail Area Health & Environment Committee welcomes you to our community-led program promoting health and the environment in the Trail BC area.  For us, "It Starts With the Kids"; our focus is promoting children's healthy development and preventing lead exposure.  We work with families and local residents, offering a comprehensive program of supports and up-to-date information.  

With over 25 years experience, our program has greatly improved air quality and reduced lead exposure in children. Our collaborative approach has been recognized with a BC Premier’s Award. We are confident that our efforts will further reduce lead exposure in the community in future. Dr Nelson Ames, Retired Medical Health Officer, states: “I would have no hesitation to live in Trail and I would have no hesitation to live there if I had young children.”

This website has customized information for parents or people planning a family, home renovators, local residentshealth professionals, and people interested in Teck's ecosystem restoration projects.

You’ll find helpful information in Quick Tips, Fact Sheets, Frequently Asked Questions and our program brochures.  A thorough description of our program can be viewed here.

Meetings of the Trail Area Health & Environment Committee are open to the public and the media.  We welcome questions and ideas from the community and you can get updated on the program. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Trail City Hall Committee Room, Spokane St. entrance.  

The Trail Area Health & Environment Committee has held three broad community consultatons in 2000, 2010 and most recently in 2016.  In each of these consultations, residents provided valuable feedback on our goals and programs, input we've used to refine our programs. To see the results of the 2016 public consultation, click here.

If you’d like personal assistance, please call our Community Program Office at (250) 368-3256 or email us here. We would be happy to hear from you.

If you have questions or comments for Teck's 24/7 Environment and Community Feedback line regarding Teck Trail Operations, please call (250) 364-4817.  You can also fill out a Teck feedback form at our Community Program Office, 1319 Bay Avenue or send input via the Teck.com contacts page. 

For your information, lead in drinking water is not considered a source of lead exposure in the City of Trail.  For more details, check out the FAQ on drinking water.