Business Recovery Advisor Update

Hello Trail & District businesses!

Quick update from your Business Recovery Advisor:

What do I do?
I am a grant and free resources specialist in the Fruitvale/Trail/Rossland area, when it comes to any COVID-19 or other natural disaster problems that you have been dealing with whilst doing business.

What a year we’ve had! With natural disasters, on top of the pandemic, we had a severe wild fire season followed by the most recent flooding in the lower mainland area. I, for one, am thankful that there has been a very limited amount of casualties during the mudslides, but the impact it has had on the people and businesses there is tremendous.

The flooding in Vancouver is also starting to impact businesses in our area. With the closed highways to and from the mainland, trucks with food and other items are unable to reach beyond the Vancouver area. Unfortunately, various stores and restaurants have had to disappoint their customers already with out of stock items. Some even had to close their establishments completely.

If you’ve been effected with supply chain issues because of the flooding, please reach out to me. There probably will be some extra information available for these situations soon, and I would love to help you out with any other issues that pop up because of it. In these hard times, we have to stick together.

In other news, I am thrilled to share that I have been able to hook up some businesses with valuable resources already when it comes to problems that occurred due to COVID-19. A common problem in our area – and anywhere in Canada at the moment – is finding the right staff. Especially when it comes to labour jobs, it seems to be an ongoing problem. If you’re looking for evening/part time staff, I would like to let you know that at JL Crowe there is a Job Board you can make use of.
The new jobs that are being posted there are shared with grade 11/12 students and their parents. If you are interested in that, please get in contact with Dara Waterstreet. Phone number: 250-368-5591 ext 140, email:

That’s my update for now! You’re always free to give me a call or text at (778) 930 1557, or e-mail me at
Stay safe!