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Illness absentees create unhealthy projected deficit BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

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Opposites attract when Elizabeth Bennet (Allison Cherry) and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Chuck Cram) fall in love in The Rossland Light Opera Players’ performance of “Pride and Prejudice.”

RLOP presents classic play BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

The oldest amateur musical theatre troupe in B.C. is celebrating 60 years with a nod to a classic. The Rossland Light Opera Players (RLOP) are ready to take the stage at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail tonight with their performance of “Pride and Prejudice.” The story, originally a novel by Jane Austen

that was first published in 1813, follows lead character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in early 19th-century England. Her mother (Mrs. Bennet, played by producer Dawn Graham) has set out to marry off at least one of her five daughters to keep her estate once her husband passes on.

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A rash of extra sick days being coughed up by school district staff could infect the district’s already feverish $1.4 million budget deficit, according to projections from SD20 administration. With the teachers contract labour dispute still unresolved, School District 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is feeling some pressure with the replacement budget that covers teachers on call (TOC) and other staffing substitutes. SD20 secretary treasurer Natalie Verigin told the board of trustees recently only 31 per cent ($317,024) of the district’s $1.02 million total budget remains for substitute expenditures, money the district has to pay to cover the cost of hiring substitute teachers for absentees. She said the budget should have approximately 50 per cent of its budget left at the mid point. “If this trend continues, and we have five more months of school to go . . . we could be looking at a $350,000 shortfall,” she said. The statement caused concern with the board trustees, who already

face the prospect of tightening the district belt to absorb a $1.4 million budgetary shortfall discovered last month. “Is that over and above the $1.4 million (shortfall) we are expecting for next year?” asked trustee Jo-Ann Bursey of Castlegar. Verigin said she had built in a $200,000 “lift” for replacement labour costs into the replacement budget earlier this year when the shortfall was first detected. However, there would be an extra $150,000 overrun — pushing the deficit to $1.55 million — if the sick day inclination continued. Claims for family illness leave has cost the district $42,126, as has bereavement leave by $21,524, and substitutes for charters at $4,730 — all with no initial budget amount. TOC illness has used up 61 per cent of its $665,313 budget ($408,432), while subs for aides used up 74 per cent of its $94,679 budget ($69,911). Trustee Jenn Carter wondered if a trend had been done to see if there was heavier use in the winter months than during the spring.

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‘Canadian Pickers’ to air local stop Monday’s episode on the History Channel includes Ross Spur mining collector BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

A man who’s turned his Ross Spur property into a museum to show off his finds wouldn’t budge for big-time professional pickers who visited his home last summer. Don Endersby will now relive his experience when “Canadian Pickers” (Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens) came calling at his home near Fruitvale in the

“Mining for Gold,” episode on the History Channel Monday. “I’ve been involved in mining and construction all of my life and I started collecting about 30 or so years ago,” said Endersby. “I should have started long before then.” The 79-year-old has quite the collection of mining and farming equipment and treasures on his approximately 200-acre property that houses about 10 old structures that make up his place known locally as the “Valley Historical Museum.” The pickers thought they struck gold when they came across his collection but only managed to

squeak a deal on an advertisement sign. “They wanted to buy old bicycles and signs and that but I wouldn’t sell it to them,” Endersby laughed. “They wanted to offer me $500 to $600 on the bicycles but I told them I’d sell them the bicycles for a million bucks and throw in my whole place.” History is worth more to Endersby, who plans on handing his property down to kids one day to carry on the tradition. Endersby said mining is in his blood, adding that his father searched for gold well before he began looking in Sheep Creek.

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Sheldon Smithens (left) and Scott Cozens, hosts of “Canadian Pickers,” chat on camera with Don Endersby (right) last summer.

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Past absentee trends to be reviewed FROM PAGE 1 “It might make us fell a little better if we could see how past trends were ‌ and that things would lighten up by spring and everyone is feeling better,â€? she said. Superintendent of schools, Greg Luterbach, said that wasn’t the case. However, he said a conversation has started about next year’s budget and the pressures the district’s schools are feeling on substitute budgets. He also said the district was looking into mounting an awareness campaign with staff on the realities of what sick days cost. Sick leave comes directly out the district budget, Luterbach said, and there is no magical fund from Victoria. “People get a pay stub that says how many sick days they get. Is that good or bad that they know?â€? he said. “We talked about it not as a punitive, in your face thing, but we need to make our staff aware of (that) cost.â€? Board chair Darrel Ganzert wondered if there was something the district could do to support those people who were chronic users of the sick days and reduce the number of days they were absent. “There are names that go behind each one of these stories, and we need to treat our employees with respect and we have to look at

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each situation for a solution,� said Luterbach. The school district is now looking at any trends developing in SD20 through historical data, he added, as well as looking at the industry as a whole, how SD20 is doing compared to the rest of Canada, and what statistics are there and if this is a common issue or is it localized. “That helps determine what kind of path we can take to find the budget to do it, or realize savings,� Luterbach said. Ganzert felt the previous board — in order to balance the budget — made an underestimation of the amount of money needed for substitutes and TOCs, creating a false economy but balancing the budget. “That was a conscious decision and now maybe we are reaping that reward,� he said. Luterbach couldn’t say for sure. “Whether of not our budget was off, you can see what the yearly expenditures are and they are huge,� said trustee Gordon Smith. Overall, the year-to-date expenditures for the entire SD20 operation are around 48 per cent of the total budget at the halfway mark of the school year — at $19,611,005 spent out of a total of $37,612,947. That is on the mark, said Verigin.

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LOCAL Community investment steals spotlight at Teck open house Company presents further details and art renderings of two capital projects

like $2.5 million spent on setting up a Teck emergency centre at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. “As far as I can see if Teck leaves tomorBY VALERIE ROSSI row that’s a huge problem but if Teck leaves Times Staff Trail tomorrow, it makes no difference to A presentation of Teck’s two new capital Vancouver,” he said. “I know you have projects swayed toward community invest- many plants around the world but $53 ment Tuesday when a man in the crowd million all going to the corporate cities of argued the company has left more smoke Toronto and Vancouver, I think that’s truly than legacy behind. an inequitable distribution of the profits.” Trail professional Mario Cabianca pointGreg Belland, general manager of Trail ed to Teck’s 2006 sustainaOperations, explained that bility report, concluding that Teck’s corporate commun“We have a long the mining giant has short ity investments are not divhistory with Trail changed Trail in its commitvied up according to earnings ment to invest one per cent based on sites and encourand we look annual earnings before taxes aged the crowd of about 100 forward to a much and interest over a five-year Greater Trail residents to longer history rolling average. come forward with any proWith Teck and the Waneta going forward too.” ject ideas they may have. Dam accumulating about “There’s no given formula GREG BELLAND $1.1 billion in gross earnings to the investment that we before interest tax deprecihave that says that proporations and amortization profits between tion will match exactly what the earnings 2006 to 2010, he said the company should are for any given site,” he said. “We have a have put about over $12 million into com- long history with Trail and we look forward munity investment rather than the $1.9 to a much longer history going forward, too. million it did. There’s demonstration through the commit“Trail Operations is sustaining their his- ment in the investment of these projects toric role of polluting the air, water and that we will be here for a long time.” soil,” he said, noting a number of mishaps Teck is spending $210 million on tripling at the plant including about 15 kilograms its capacity to recycle end-of-life electronof mercury solution that spilled into the ics in Trail with the No. 4 Furnace Project, Columbia River in October of 2010. which includes the construction of a new “The sustainability of community means slag fuming furnace and settling furnace to support and maintain that community. to be located at the southeast corner of the Presently the only thing that’s sustainable is property overlooking downtown and the the constant total profits from Trail, B.C., to Columbia River. the corporate office in Vancouver, Donald Last year, 13,000 tonnes of “e-waste” Lindsay’s home town.” was recycled in Trail and “there is far more Cabianca is referring to the heavy fund- generated today than there is capacity to ing delivered to projects in larger centres – treat it,” according to Belland.

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An artist’s rendering of the Teck facility following the completion of major projects, which begin this year. Trail Operations began processing televisions, computers and other electronic items on a trial basis in 2006 and was designated as a reprocessing site when the B.C. program started up in 2007. After recyclables are sorted by KC Recycling, Teck receives two waste streams for processing. The company then processes glass as it feeds into the Kivcet smelter and the e-waste bits and pieces from the shred go into the No. 2 slag-fuming furnace. The slag-fuming furnace removes additional gold, silver and copper, as well as lead, zinc and nickel, while vaporizing wood and plastics to help fire the furnace. The expansion of this process will allow Trail to take in “e-scrap,” a smaller subset of waste like circuit boards and processors within computers. “We will generate excess steam as a result of this and we do have an opportunity to look at using that steam or that energy value for example toward a potential project to generate electricity to put in a cogeneration project,” explained Belland. A minor increase in some metals – offset

by no net increase in sulfur dioxide (SO2) – from the No. 4 Furnace Project will vary depending on production levels and on the source and mixture of Trail Operations’ feeds, according to Catherine Adair, Teck’s community engagement coordinator. Though metal emissions to water will rise by five per cent for zinc, nearly 10 per cent for lead, seven per cent for thallium, 16 per cent for arsenic, three per cent for copper and 16 per cent for cadmium, projected levels are still within the Ministry of Environment’s permitted levels for Trail Operations. The project will require about 500,000 man-hours of work, which equates to about 200 construction jobs from this year to 2014. Belland anticipates about 20 new positions will result once the furnaces are complete while no permanent jobs will arise with the $125-million installation of a new acid plant – the second project highlighted during the information meeting.

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Workshop on wood stoves to answer burning questions Meeting set for March 6 at Genelle Hall BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

A new workshop is planned for the provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program in order to get the last seven rebate allotments accounted for in the regional district. Those who are looking to replace their old wood stoves with an efficient new one will have another crack at it March 6, 7 p.m. at the Genelle Hall (1205 Second St). The workshop hosted by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s electoral Area B is open to anyone from the surrounding communities who are

interested in learning more about the program. John Vere, Woodstove Exchange program coordinator, will be presenting at the two-hour workshop. “These workshops are a result of the many questions I am asked when people inquire about the Woodstove Exchange program,” Vere said on his website (http:// cactusmusic.ca/workshops.htm). “They wonder if it’s worth it to upgrade their wood heat system or should they change to another source of heat: solar? heat pump? pellet?” Within the Kootenay Boundary district, Fruitvale has exchanged seven woodstoves, Grand Forks 24, Midway six, Montrose two, Rossland 16 and Trail has

exchanged seven. In Area A nine, Area B three, Area C 14, Area D 70, Area E 36. There haven’t been any exchanges yet in Greenwood or Warfield. However, there are still a significant amount of old smoky wood stoves in operation around the province and these units can affect the health of homeowners, their neighbours, and overall air shed health, said Vere. Wood smoke is known to contain tiny particles called particulate matter (PM) — around 2.5 microns or less in diameter — small enough to be breathed into the deepest parts of the lungs. Particulate matter is associated with all sorts of health problems, from a runny nose and cough-

ing, to bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, heart disease and even premature death. Simple changes to the way people burn wood in their stoves or fireplaces can help minimize smoke, said Vere, increasing the heat provided from wood burning, and limit people’s impacts on their neighbours. Burning only clean, dry wood, creating small, bright fires by using small pieces of kindling to start the fire — keeping it moderately hot by adding larger pieces of split wood as required — and watching for signs of incomplete burning, such as visible smoke coming from the chimney or long, lazy flames in the firebox will minimize smoke. In November of 2011, the RDKB received $11,560 from the prov-

incial wood stove exchange program to offset the costs of people trading in their old, inefficient wood stoves for a high-efficiency model or other clean-burning appliances. That meant an average rebate of $250 rebate from the regional district on the purchase of a new wood stove, insert, pellet stove or gas stove/fireplace. The idea behind the program is to replace the old inefficient stoves with new high-efficiency wood stoves, proven to burn one third less wood, reduce emissions by up to 70 per cent and reduce the risk of chimney fires. For further information and to pre-register for the workshop, contact John Vere at 1-866-9929663.

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PROVINCIAL Province to prepare back-to-work legislation for teachers: minister THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA - British Columbia’s education minister announced Thursday that he’ll ask his staff to start preparing back-towork legislation for teachers, after a fact finder concluded the chances of a voluntary end to the long-running dispute are “very unlikely.” Teachers have been on a limited strike since the beginning of the year, and while they can’t legally walk off the job, they’ve been refusing to perform administrative duties such as filling out report cards. George Abbott wouldn’t say when the government would introduce the backto-work legislation, but he said he expects the matter will be seriously discussed next week. Abbott said the two sides are “an ocean

“A freely negotiated agreement, I am satisfied, is an impossibility.” GEORGE ABBOTT

apart.” “A freely negotiated agreement, I am satisfied, is an impossibility,” Abbott said. Trevor Hughes, the assistant deputy minister of industrial relations, was asked to look into the dispute and the progress of negotiations, and he released his report earlier in the day on Thursday. Hughes found that despite almost a year of negotiations and more than 75 faceto-face sessions, the two sides have not been able to narrow the gap between their positions.

“Neither party views the other party as anywhere close to what is commonly referred to as the ‘settlement zone,”’ Hughes wrote. Hughes said both the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation view each other as unwilling to budge. The employers’ association complains that teachers’ won’t identify its priorities, making it difficult to find areas where progress can be made, said Hughes. In turn, Hughes said the teachers regard their employers as “intractable, unwilling to move and ‘not in a settlement zone.”’ Hughes said the government’s mandate requiring public sector unions to negotiate contracts that

do not have any cost increases is a “fundamental obstacle in this set of bargaining.” Hughes’s report says the teachers’ union wants a wage increase of 15 per cent over three years. “Net-zero is the order of the day,” said Abbott, referring to the government’s policy that any new public-sector wage increases must be offset by concessions elsewhere in a collective agreement. “I know the BCTF believe that doesn’t apply to them.”

Avalanche warnings across B.C. this weekend THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - The Canadian Avalanche Centre has issued a sweeping warning to backcountry enthusiasts there’s a high likelihood over the coming weekend that skiers and snowmobilers will trigger snowslides across B.C. The special bulletin applies to the Cariboos, the North and South Columbias, the North and South Rockies, the Lizard Range, the Purcells, the South Coast Inland and Northwest Inland from Friday to Monday. Avalanche forecaster Karl Klassen says a series of weak snow layers has piled up on the mountains, which have been buried by smaller snowfalls that disguise the danger. Large natural slides have been thundering down the backcountry over recent days, but when those conditions settle down, Klassen worries the public may develop a false sense of security. Klassen says people should remain in managed ski areas, but if they do choose to venture out into the backcountry, they should only go with someone who has extensive local knowledge and training - and not forget to tote a shovel, probe and transceiver. Five people have died in avalanches this winter season, while the yearly cross-Canada average is just under 15 fatalities.

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Man rescues woman in river channel BY KRISTI PATTON Penticton Western News

A Penticton man rescued a woman whose car ended up in the south end of the Okanagan River Channel on Wednesday morning. Harvey Hunchak said he was driving on Skaha Lake Road when he noticed a group of people gathered looking at the submersed car. “I went across the bridge and turned into the parking lot thinking I got to see what is going on then I saw a lady had popped out of the car and she didn’t look like she was doing very well, of course the water is cold. He grabbed a pipe and put a strap around it that was in his work truck as the woman was

floating towards the bank and yelled at her to grab onto it. With the assistance of another man he pulled her to the shore right as the ambulance showed up. “It was just instinct I guess,” said Hunchak of why he drove in without a second thought. “There was a lot of people on the channel side that wanted to help, in fact there was one lady that dived right off the bank into the water. She just went a little ways and turned around and went back because she realized she wouldn’t make it either, that water was cold. I was lucky she floated towards the bank,” said Hunchak. “The other lady should be commended for her efforts for sure. I would just

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hope someone would do the same if I needed help.” Hunchak said the woman in the submerged white Hyundai Elantra was speaking when she was in the water, stating she didn’t want to go back to the hospital. Cpl. Ted Manchulenko said the woman was fortunate that bystanders came to her assistance. “Being in the middle of the channel in fairly cool water for this time of the year, it was fortunate to get other people to risk their own safety to assist her,” said Manchulenko. RCMP said the woman was transported to Penticton Regional Hospital to undergo more tests.


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LAMBERT, CYRIL FRANCIS — passed away in Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Tues. Feb 14, 2012 at the age of 87. Cy was born in Bristol, England, Oct. 27, 1924. His parents were Phyllis and Frank Lambert. At age 18, Cy joined the British Army. He was a member of the 2nd Derbyshire Yoemanry. He landed on the beach at Normandy and served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany for five years. He returned home to Bristol, England where he joined his parents and grandparents. They all emigrated to Canada, settling in the West Kootenays in Rossland, B.C. There Cy joined the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company, now called Teck Resources. Cy met and married Berniece Elliott in Rossland, B.C. They had three children, Frances Elizabeth, now Beth Boyd, Lorne Cyril and Frank Elliott Lambert. The Lambert family lived in Rossland and Cy worked for Cominco Ltd, in Trail, B.C. for 25 years. In 1974 Cy had the opportunity to go to Yellowknife, NWT, for Cominco Northern Resources. Cy made 35 trips through the high Arctic for Cominco’s Northern Mining Group. After eight years in Yellowknife, NWT, Cy retired and in 1982 Cy and Berniece returned to B.C. They settled in Sidney, B.C. for 10 years, where they did volunteer work in the community. Cy and Berniece moved to Brentwood Bay and formed a Ballroom Dance Club the Champagne Quick Steppers. They taught dancing for 10 years and enjoyed some snowbird travel to Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, U.S.A. Cy and Berniece moved back to Sidney to live in Shoal Centre Independent Retirement Residence for four years. Unfortunately, Cy developed Alzheimer’s disease. Finally in December 2011, Cy entered Saanich Peninsula Hospital for care. He died of a stroke on February 14, 2012. Cy leaves his wife Berniece; children Beth Boyd, Lorne and Frank Lambert and grandchildren Elissa Boyd, Paul and Ian Lambert. Cy lived a life of service to his country, his family, his workplace and volunteering in his community. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #37, the ANAF, Army, Navy and Air Force Assoc. of Sidney, B.C., St. Andrews Anglican Church, Brentwood Bay Seniors Assoc. and the Square and Round Dance Assoc. of Victoria, B.C. Cy will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Cy and Berniece had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Condolences: (250)652-8686. 649090

Plant will cut emissions FROM PAGE 3 “The acid plant will not add any new jobs because we are simply replacing two existing acid plants with a new one so we’ll be just moving the operators, maintenance and trades people to the new plant,� he explained. The construction of the new site, which will be located adjacent to existing acid plants in the middle of

operations, is expected to be complete in late 2013. The $125 million No. 1 Acid Plant will result in enhanced operating reliability and flexibility as well as improved environmental performance, with total SO2 emissions reduced by about 700 tonnes (15 per cent), according to Teck’s Richard Deane, manager of energy and public affairs.

His family history is grounded within the region, with his grandfather settling in Rossland around 1896. When he first began collecting, he shared his finds with other museums until one day he decided to keep his treasures at home, where he welcomes residents to stop in for a lookthrough. The Canadian Pickers came through Southern B.C. on their coast-to-coast adventure rumma-

ging through barns, basements, and attics. Smithens and Cozens found Endersby’s lot when another collector gave them a tip. “The people in Cranbrook that they went to see are friends of my brother,� Endersby’s daughter Bonnie Kutzner told the Times. “They told him my Dad had a collection of artifacts from mines in the area.� Monday’s show is scheduled for 10 p.m. PST on the History Channel.

Troupe has family bond FROM PAGE 1 “Elizabeth is a very independent young lady for the time period, that’s why she’s become one of the most famous female characters over the years because she was written as someone who was very much ahead of her time,� said actress Allison Cherry, who plays Elizabeth. “It was easy to channel that energy but difficult to tone it down. “My character is extremely reserved and shy to the point where people misinterpret that as being too proud and too disinterested and snobbish,� said Cram. “I get so frustrated that I finally blurt out what I’ve been hiding all the time about the truth and that makes her think.� “Pride and Prejudice,� was a natural selection for bookworm director Erica Charette. “I think women can especially relate to this story because every woman wants to be swept off her feet and Darcy eventually does that with all of the things he does for Elizabeth and her family and she genuinely comes to find him to be a really remarkable man,� she said. Charette has been involved in the volunteer theatre troupe for half her life and though it was the love for theatre that initially drew her in, she said back stage there is also a business to run. “I’ve seen the RLOP go through it’s ups

and downs in the last 15 years and it’s really great to have this community theatre that is one of the longest running community theatres,� she said. “We are like a family, it really is. “ It’s a group effort

from volunteers – about 20 actors, a 14-person orchestra and 20 backstage – who all wear more than one hat. The troupe will hit the stage Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m..

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Trade with China, but with open eyes

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ir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s greatest prime minister, had two sage pieces of advice for Canadians about trade. First, free trade with the United States is the indispensable cornerstone of our prosperity. Second, we should build on that primary relationship by seeking markets wherever they are to be found. A century later, that is still good advice. Specialize, but diversify. We have free trade with the U.S., to whom we send the lion’s share of our exports, but we want to reduce our dependence on that single market. Put that unease about our dependence on America together with their recent erratic behaviour over the Keystone XL pipeline, for example, and Canadian eyes turn, quite naturally, to China and its vast expanding market. Yet there is a powerful but inarticulate ambivalence in the minds of Canadians about drawing closer to China. In the media that ambivalence is usually portrayed as a reservation about China’s treatment of its own people, or its “human rights record” at home. China indisputably is a conscienceless regime that treats domestic dissenters and opponents with breath-

taking callousness and cruelty. From its arrogant, unaccountable and corrupt system of government to its cheerful resort to firing squads (5,000 executions in 2009 – more than the rest of the world combined), harvesting of organs from opponents and its violent suppression of Tienanmen Square protesters, Tibetan autonomists and Falun Gong supporters, the odious Chinese regime is certainly an egregious offender against international norms of human rights. But that in itself is not sufficient to make us avoid trading with China. We have traded with as bad and worse regimes: the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Libya before the revolution and others have all been places where Canadians have bought and sold despite appalling human rights records. Canada rightly criticizes all such regimes, but does not interfere with its own citizens’ rights to engage in trade as long as they do so in accordance with Canadian law. The real reason to be exceptionally wary and prudent in our relationship with China actually has nothing to do with how they treat their own people and everything with how they treat us. Make no mistake: China

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is projecting its amoral pursuit of its regime’s interests into the wider world, including right here in Canada. Wherever China has acquired economic and political power, it has used it to intimidate opponents and hold itself above the law. In Asia, for example, China unabashedly uses its growing economic and military clout to intimidate smaller countries. It is unwilling to see its expansive and weakly justified claims to resource-rich parts of the South China Sea subjected to normal rulesbased settlement in international forums. It prefers to become economically dominant in smaller countries like Vietnam and the Philippines and then use that power to bully their partner into submission. The recent welcome political liberalization in Burma

can be traced to its military junta’s increasing unwillingness to be pushed around by China and the consequent need to repair relations with the west. Small Asian countries warmly welcomed America’s stated intention of becoming more present in East Asia because they want a powerful counterweight to the overbearing Chinese. Then there is China’s aggressive campaign of spying and espionage against foreigners in general and Canadians firms, individuals and interests in particular. Despite considerable media coverage, Canadians seem blithely unaware of the extent of China’s spying efforts. To pick just one recent example, a defector from China’s intelligence services has indicated China has 1,000 economic spies at work in Canada, more than any other country. Canadian researchers have been instrumental in uncovering a worldwide softwarebased Chinese spy network that targeted sensitive government information, while industrial espionage has pillaged Canadian industrial and business secrets. In sum China’s is a nasty regime that wishes us ill, unashamedly exploits weakness in its trade partners and holds itself above both the

law and international norms of decency wherever it is to their advantage. We may be economically dependent on the U.S., but we debate that dependence and every exercise of American power openly and vigorously. We constantly tell America what we think without fear of serious retaliation because they are a mature transparent society that shares our values and operates under the rule of law. By contrast there is a great deal of pressure within Canada not to say anything that might “offend” the Chinese, on whom we are far less dependent. The subtext: they will punish us economically if we dare speak our minds. The only possible response is for us to speak away, while taking all the counter-measures necessary to protect ourselves, including aggressive counter-espionage and a healthy scepticism about the independence of Chinese companies from the regime in Beijing. By all means sell to China. But we should never change who we are to do so. Brian Lee Crowley is the Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa.


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Order of B.C. honours excellence The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour. Nominations are now being received for the 2012 Order of British Columbia. If you know anyone in this community who has truly led by example, I encourage you to nominate them for the Order of British Columbia. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., March 10, 2012 but

nominations will be accepted up to 5p.m, March 12 due to March 10 falling on a weekend. An independent Advisory Council, chaired by the Chief Justice of British Columbia will consider nominations. Since 1990, 317 British Columbians from all walks of life and many regions of the province have received the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest award. Nomination forms are available from the Honours and Awards Secretariat in Victoria (250-356-1105), the Order of BC web site at www.order-

ofbc.gov.bc.ca, or your nearest Government Agent. Honours and Awards Secretariat, P.O. Box 9422, Stn. Prov. Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9V1 Or phone: (250) 387-1616 fax: (250) 356-2814 Here is your opportunity to participate in the appointment of deserving British Columbians to the Order of British Columbia. The process begins with a nomination. Thank you for making it happen. Katrine Conroy, MLA Kootenay West

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ments to control their messages and they must have a chance to review research before public release. Policy proposals and draft legislation are tied to an administration. Advice to ministers is protected. But public understanding of the legitimacy of laws and necessity of services require the free flow of information, and media are critical to that relationship. Scientists produce research for the benefit of the country, not the employer of the day. Transparency and accountability demand that information flow freely. The Harper government should lift from scientists its 2007 protocol, which effectively bars them from speaking freely publicly. A government that acts as if it owns information gathered for and paid by citizens does a disservice to the public, the civil service and democracy - and it invites suspicion.

Veterans deserve straight answers An editorial from the Truro Daily News An ombudsman for veterans is speaking out against Veteran’s Affairs for inadequate explanations they’ve been giving to soldiers denied disability coverage. It appears the accusations are just. According to a report released Monday by ombudsmen Guy Parent, a review of letters from Veteran Affairs to soldiers who were denied disability coverage, revealed that none of the letters gave adequate explanations for the denial. According to the report, 15 per cent gave no explanation at all and many others simply cited legislation. This isn’t the first time that rights of disabled soldiers has

become an issue. Parent has also reported that many injured soldiers are often not told of all of the benefits and allowances they are entitled to and just last November a class-action suit against Ottawa was held at a Federal court in Halifax over the same issues. For the 2,000 soldiers injured in the 10-year mission in Afghanistan and the thousands more who suffer from mental health issues as a result of their service, this is of great importance and Parent is right to bring the issue to light. While certainly Veterans Affairs has a right to determine whether or not a person qualifies for a disability claim, the

people applying equally have a right to know why they were denied. As Parent has pointed out, the vague responses given by Veterans Affairs often hinders the applicants’ ability to appeal a decision. Nova Scotia has a proud history of military contributions around the world. In order to honour that history and preserve those traditions for the future, it’s essential that we treat our soldiers with the respect they deserve. They put their health and lives on the line while they serve. The least we can do as a nation is ensure they get the proper access to treatment and disability coverage when they return.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR POLICY The Trail Daily Times welcomes letters to the editor from our readers on topics of interest to the community. Include a legible first and last name, a mailing address and a telephone number where the author can be reached. Only the author’s name and district will be published. Letters lacking names and a verifiable phone number will not be published. A guideline of 500 words is suggested for letter length. You may also e-mail your letters to editor@trailtimes.ca We look forward to receiving your opinions.

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To See Ourselves Do you think – do you suppose it’s possible – that we might have become a little full of our selves? It’s an interesting expression, one I would say (having been reading a lot of Lemony Snicket with my son lately) that here means being so wrapped up in our own world view and circumstance that there is little or no room for anything else. Do you think – might it be possible – that we could beneďŹ t in our development as humans seeking better ways of being, from the insights and observations of people who are not so consumed by our view of the world as we are? In church we have a story (thousands of them actually) about a congregation that worked and lived and breathed their mission life. Fund raised, bake saled, collected, compiled, sewed and shipped all manner of goods and services to a grateful sister church in another part of the world. One day they invited some of the recipients to come tell them what else they were in need of. They came and all went well: the pot luck dinners; Sunday Services; slide shows; and presentations of trade goods produced by weavers, carvers and other artisans; the fair trade coffee and chocolate sale tables. It was judged a success all round. Until one of the hosts got carried away and asked, during the ďŹ nal presentation, at the end of the slide show and gratitude sharing, what the recipients thought of the community and the congregation. The responses were a bit, well, difďŹ cult. The recipients were truly pleased to be in relationship

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with other people who cared enough to want to help ďŹ ll their gaps and lacks. They were happy to be given the opportunity to partner on various projects, to build together, to export products and to receive fair value for them. But they could not understand how their hosting community could be so giving, so sharing, so caring, and yet so bereft of a way of life they took for granted in their home community. They saw disconnections between neighbours, a lack of knowledge about the lives and circumstances of community members, a seeming uncaring attitude displayed in the contacts between people living in the same town, the same neighbourhood, on the same street, attending the same church, with children in the same schools, shopping in the same stores, attending the same community events. It mystiďŹ ed them. How could a people who cared so much about their plight, who knew so much about trade imbalances, the International Monetary Fund, the impact of plastics on the environment, the use and value of community schools, and so on, hold themselves back from true involvement in their own community? How could they travel to Hawaii for a well deserved vacation when the community elders living next door struggled to survive on an inadequate pension? How could that be? Do you suppose it’s possible that we’ve become a little, well, full of ourselves? Keith Simmonds, diaconal minister Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge (Beaver Valley, Rossland, Salmo and Trail BC)

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VATICAN CITY - A Mohawk woman buried in Quebec will become the first Native American saint at a ceremony in October. Kateri Tekakwitha, who spent most of her life in what is now Upstate New York, will become the first aboriginal saint when she and six others are canonized at the Vatican. Pope Benedict made the announcement last Saturday after he appointed 22 new cardinals. Benedict had already approved miracles attributed to Tekakwitha, the final step toward sainthood. Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,� she was born in New York in 1656. Tekakwitha is entombed in a marble shrine at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Kahnawake, Tekakwitha died in 1680 at age 24, and the process for her canonization began more than a century ago, in 1884. She was declared venerable in 1943. Pope John Paul beatified her in 1980, making her the first Native American to be beatified. Tekakwitha had a difficult life. Her mother, father and brother died of small pox when she was four years old and she was scarred by the disease. She was taken in by her uncle and aunt and got her first knowledge of Christianity from missionaries. She embraced it with zeal after being baptized when she was 18. Tekakwitha practiced her faith despite severe opposition and eventually fled to the area now known as Kahnawake, south of Montreal along the St. Lawrence River. It has been claimed that her scars disappeared upon her death, revealing great beauty, and that many sick people who attended her funeral were healed. It was also said that Tekakwitha appeared to two people in the weeks after she died.

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Meeting update Rossland Sacred Heart CWL has met twice since the start of 2012. The first meeting was held on Jan. 8. At this time members read and discussed annual reports which highlighted the accomplishments of 2011. February’s meeting was held on Feb. 12. To begin Ruth Dubois, spiritual director, led a discussion which focused on the gospel reading of the day. Why when Jesus cured the leper did He ask him not to tell anyone and then, why would the leper immediately disobey Jesus and go and tell everyone of the miracle. As an Registered Nurse, Ruth was able to explain the disease of leprosy to the group. A date has been set for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Tea. Fran Zanussi and Lil Karenko have graciously volunteered to convene the event which will be held on March 17th in the Parish Hall from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. President, Alida Nesmith informed that this year’s World Day of Prayer would be held on March 2 at St. Anthony’s Church at 1:30 P.M. Christian Family Life representative, Carol Albo shared information concerning MP Stephen Woodworth’s initiative which is currently investigating the outdated Personhood Law Section 223 (1) which basically states that life begins when a baby is born, breathes on its own and the cord is cut. Carol shared some e-mail addresses for members who would like to support Stephen Woodworth’s initiative. With the approach of the Lenten season CWL has scheduled some dates to perform the Stations of the Cross. There will be an installation for new members on April 19.


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can be supported in a humane, dignified and care filled manner. Advances have been made in medical, therapeutic, spiritual, and psychological responses to palliative care. Lives have been dedicated to developing hospice programs that offer an unparalleled combination of loving care to the dying and to those who are left bereft by death. We are beginning to come to terms with mortality, and hospice is a large part of the social response. In these columns you will read about hospice care – what it is and what it can offer. You will gain insights into what the Hospice Society can bring you and your loved ones as we take the path out of life

together. We seek to offer, in plain, understandable language, some of the benefits of current research, and developments that are available, or can be made available. Through our combined efforts, we hope you too might see the transition ahead as something not to be denied or shunted aside, but as a series of moments in which we can explore, in the company of others, some of the deepest learnings that have come to us in life. Hospice care is a gift we can all partake of. Death need not be focused on sorrow and suffering; it can move toward discerning where we’ve been and the legacy we leave in as pain free a way as can be offered. Come along with

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movies and me wanting to be a part of that wonder,” she said. George Clooney and Viola Davis said they were both moved by the same film: 1976’s “Network.” Both cited Peter Finch’s unraveling character as particularly inspiring. “When he’s breaking down for the first time and he’s rambling and rambling and it’s so honest but at the same time so completely out of control and he says, ‘I’m just mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,”’ recalled Davis, nominated for lead actress for her role in “The Help.” “It was just a revelation of a man who could be insane but at the same time was just so absolutely lucid.” The 84th annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday at the Hollywood & Highland Center and broadcast live on ABC and CTV.

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Sport BC teamed up with Teck Resources to honour the 10 recipients of Greater Trail’s Community Heroes Award presentation at the Best Western Wednesday. The deserving volunteers include (from left) Barry Zanier, Tom Gawryletz, Ryan Kuhn, Ray Nelson, Ken Koshey, Clifford Tyson, Fred Bushell, Kathryn Johnston, Keith Smyth and Nicole Lord.

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Volunteers are routinely underappreciated and rarely recognized but on Wednesday evening a capacity crowd packed the Waneta Room at the Best Western to show just how much 10 people mean to the community. It was standing room only as over 150 family, friends, athletes, organizers and supporters turned up to applaud the 10 Greater Trail recipients of Sport BC’s Community Heroes Awards and their tremendous contributions made to sport over the years. “I’m thrilled with the turnout - and surprised,” said Sport BC representative Carey Summerfelt who said about 25 turned up to the ceremony in 2010. “I honestly can’t say how important it is (to recognize these people). These volunteers put in countless hours and never get any recognition and it’s about time somebody gave it to them.” Sport BC and Teck Resources recognized Ken Koshey (hockey), Cliff Tyson (curling), Fred Bushell (skiing), Kathryn Johnston (figure skating), Barry Zanier (Premier’s sports award), Nicole Lord (Special Olympics), Tom Gawryletz (hockey), Ryan Kuhn (biking), Ray Nelson (rugby), and Keith Smyth (B.C. Games) for their long term commitment and dedication to sports in the region.

“These 10 individuals all support a very unique and important part of what our community is and these individuals you also see involved in so many other things,” said Teck spokesperson Carol Vanelli Worosz. After introductory remarks from Trail’s acting mayor Kevin Jolly, Summerfelt and Vanelli Worosz presented the awards, giving each recipient a moment to respond. “It’s something special really . . . It’s nice to be recognized for what you do,” said Tyson, a long time volunteer in curling and minor hockey. “A lot of people don’t understand, if it wasn’t for us volunteers we wouldn’t have clubs in Trail.” The hour-long ceremony was highlighted by many gracious and humorous remarks but all recipients displayed extraordinary class and humility. As Zanier so eloquently put it, “People in this area get involved in their activity because it enriches the lives of others and that makes it all worthwhile.” Ken Koshey’s whole RosslandTrail Atom Wings hockey team was on hand to support their coach, and as his co-coach Aaron Weishaupt observed, “He is the most positive guy I’ve ever met. He is incredible with the kids, just an awesome guy.” Being dubbed the Home of Champions is not without it’s responsibilities and a certain

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amount of pressure to perform is required, not just on the playing surface but behind the scenes in organization, coaching, and administration - areas populated by volunteers. “Our community and, to some degree, our economy depends on people giving of their time freely and Trail has always been top notch in that regard,” said Jolly. “Our volunteers never let us down.” The volunteer community is essential to pull off events like the recent B.C. Seniors’ Games, said Smyth. “For every athlete, organizers need at least one volunteer.” Even in everyday activities, devoting one’s service so youngsters can enjoy sport is crucial. “We need the volunteers to keep the organizations running,” said community hero Johnston who has been involved in figure skating for over 50 years. “It’s a big part of keeping sports affordable for kids is by having volunteers run it.” Volunteering may take time and effort but in the end it’s worth it, says Nelson, who has been a rugby coach, player and official for over 35 years. “The best part of the whole thing was the people I met and the friends that I made.” The Community Sports Heroes Awards will be making the rounds to a half dozen communities across B.C. including Nelson next month.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks kick off their 2012 playoff campaign tonight full of optimism and a decided advantage over first-round opponent Spokane Braves. The Nitehawks just finished up their best season in eight years, winning 42 games and taking the league title. They’ve also won eight of their past 10 games, are healthy and boast three of the top four scorers in the KIJHL in Chris Derochie, Craig Martin and Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin surely would have finished in the top five if he hadn’t missed 11 games. The 16-year-old Martin capped his rookie season by leading the KIJHL in goals, notching 48 tallies in 50 games, two more than Fruitvale native Rylan Duley of the Kimberley Dynamiters, while Derochie finished second in total points, 101, and assists, 72. The Hawks formidable offence has lit up opposition lamps a league leading 323 times this season, scoring 44 more times than the next best Kimberley and 131 more times than Spokane. Beaver Valley has as much depth as any team with forwards Calvin, Chris Johnson, Justin Niminiken, Mason Spear, Tyler Collins, and Max Flanagan capable of stepping up and carrying the team on any given night.

On the back end, a strong defence led by Arie Postmus, Nick Perez and Derek Lashuk should neutralize the Braves forwards. 19-year-old Uriah Machuga managed 78 points in his third year with Spokane and leads the team in scoring. In their last meeting, an 11-2 Nitehawk drubbing, their defensive transition was immediate. Once the Hawks ‘D’ gained possession they’d fire a quick, deep pass to a streaking forward generating breakaways and multiple two on ones. And if the Braves do manage a shot, the Nitehawks have two very capable goalies in Mike Vlanich and Zach Perehudoff. Both have played well this year and often spectacular finishing with an almost identical 2.88 and 2.84 GAA and .899 and .900 save percentage respectively. The Braves tandem of Branden Amatto and rookie Mitch Tyson have allowed exactly 100 more goals than the Hawks duo over the season. The Nitehawks also have yet to lose to the Braves this year, outscoring them 56-16 in eight games. The Braves are indeed in tough and the Hawks should roll over them in four. The Nitehawks host the Braves Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. before heading to Spokane Monday and Tuesday. The Castlegar and Nelson series also starts Friday in Castlegar at 7:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Complex.

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Total 976 968 948 945 943 943 942 939 939 936 934 933 930 928 928 926 926 926 923 923 921 920 918 918 917 917 915 914 914 911 911 910 909 909 908 907 907 906 906 904 904 903 903 903 903 903 902 902 901 900 899 899 898 898 898 897 897 897 896 896 896 896 895 895 895 895 895 895 894 893

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Hockey Widow Mom’s Pick (2) GPhelan17 (2) KT’s Katabatikos Wings #1 (2) R.H.K. Gee Gee Lethal Enima Harry-Oh Ammo (2) What Ev The What What Can-up Datsyuk 13 Rink Ratts (2) Gooch’s Rovers (2) Team Smith Teeth Picker (2) Crap Shoot (3) Owen 1 (3) Shakey Jake Pollock 17 Montreal Canadiens (2) Wong Yu Ming D Jones Blue Fox 56 (2) Vancouver Canucks 2 (2) Wolfpack (2) Dwayne (2) Karod 2 Cocobaly Slow Down (4) Puck Offs 13 (3) Taigur Dixie’s Crew Chang 2 Berrylicious Mark I (2) Cyclone Rippin Roddy Pieman 1 (2) Swedin (2) Buck Naakeds 2 (3) Rookie 60 (2) Harry Adcock Dofu Brain Alexis Caputo (3) Goals Galore (2) Situations (2) Heavenly Kid The Jewels (3) Johnny K (2) Crazy Eyes Kristy D (3) Almost Done (2) The Bench Dogs Homer (3) 66 Purple Pixies (3) Head Shots (3) Zetterbergians (2) Jo River Cross My Palm Chrismedic (2) Duley 1991 (3) Carter’s Penguins Lumpy (2) Black Cat (3) Em Tomm Phil Markin (3) Trail Blazer 1 Ariel 16 (2)

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Slippers and hot cocoa small price to save marriage Dear Annie: For the past year, my wife, “Janie,” has been getting hot flashes. She is always broiling in the house while the rest of the family freezes. She insists on keeping the temperature at 70, while the rest of us are most comfortable at 74. She recently purchased warm slippers for everyone and suggested we wear long sleeves. Annie, I like to wear T-shirts and walk barefoot. I work long hours, and when I come home, I like to shed most of my clothes. I pay the mortgage and should not be freezing in my own home. Our family doctor said the hot flashes could last for years. I say she is disrespectful to all of us. She says I am insensitive. We are at an impasse. I found out she is looking for an apartment. I love my wife and beg you to help us before it’s too late. -- Upstate New York Where It’s 20 Degrees

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Outside Dear New York: You think you’re uncomfortable? Imagine how your wife feels with an internal thermostat that periodically sets her on fire. The U.S. Dept. of Energy recommends that your home thermostat be set at 68 degrees in winter (78 degrees in summer). You can warm up more easily than your wife can cool down. We recommend a compromise. You offer to be comfortable in sweats if she will speak to her doctor about medication to control her hot flashes or visit a health food store for more natural remedies. A pair of slippers and

some hot cocoa seems a small price to pay to save your marriage. Dear Annie: My mother has three brothers. My grandmother’s eyes are blue, and my grandfather’s are bluegray. My mother and two of her brothers have brown eyes. From my college biology class and some Internet research, I understand this is genetically impossible. This leads me to believe my mother and uncles may not be my grandfather’s children. I also know that my grandmother had many miscarriages and a stillborn. My grandparents also have marital issues and have come close to divorcing on a few occasions. Should I speak to my mother about this? I’d like to know my biological family. -Brown-Eyed Girl Dear Brown-Eyed: Eye color is very complicated. While not common, it is indeed possible for blue-eyed parents to produce

brown-eyed children. And if your grandparents carry a mutation, it would make sense that more than one child would have brown eyes. So please don’t jump to any conclusions. If you are concerned that your genetic background is inaccurate, speak to your mother. Dear Annie: You printed a letter from “Put Out in Peoria,” whose sister boycotted the nephew’s wedding because her children were not invited. I’ve photographed weddings for 15 years and can relate numerous accidents that have happened while parents were ignoring their children at receptions. I have seen cake tables topple because kids were playing underneath. They slide across the dance floor while their ignorant parents think it’s cute to see them knock people over. Once, a toddler ran up behind my husband,

who stepped back and fell over the boy. The kid wasn’t hurt, but my husband tore a ligament in his arm. I’ve seen children run into stone walls and glass doors and need to be transported to emergency rooms. Take it

from me. If you want an enjoyable evening, leave your children at home. Everyone will be safer. -- Photographer in Houston Dear Houston: Not all children are so wild, and not all parents are so negligent. And often,

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) What a difference a day makes! Today you have a warm feeling in your tummy. Even if nothing has changed, you feel better, and you know it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Enjoy schmoozing with others today. All interactions, especially in group situations, will be upbeat and pleasant. Furthermore, someone could encourage you to dream bigger! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You make a wonderful impression on bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs today. Milk this for all it’s worth. You look fabulous, darling. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Suddenly, travel plans look exciting and adventurous. You’re going places. Others can explore avenues in publishing, the media, higher edu-

cation, medicine and the law. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Yahoo! Gifts, goodies and favors from others easily can come to you today. Keep your pockets open, and be receptive to the generosity of others. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Even if relations with partners and close friends have been strained, today you can go a long way toward smoothing troubled waters. Enjoy the company of others! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Thankfully, relations with co-workers are friendly today. In fact, job opportunities and just plain joy from what you do will bless you. (What a nice change!) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Romance, love affairs, vacations, playful activities with children and sports events all are big plusses today. Your

mission, should you choose to accept it, is to have fun! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Invite the gang over for pizza and beer. Enjoy good times with family and friends at home. This is an excellent day for real-estate dealings. In some way, you can feel richer at home, or you can expand your living situation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Today, you truly feel the

power of positive thinking. You’re optimistic about your future, and this positive energy gives a lovely boost to your conversations with everyone. Yay! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an excellent day for business and commerce. There’s money in them thar hills. Look for ways to boost your income. Foreign markets or foreign currency could be profitable for you.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Today, you feel happy, hopeful and optimistic. Get out and schmooze with friends. Enjoy yourself, because life is good. You definitely will benefit from interactions with others -- no question. YOU BORN TODAY You multitask and are quick to see the big picture. Your own personal philosophy, which is quite idealistic, underlies

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Rossland Public Library Rossland Public Library is currently a small library with big ambitions. We are looking for someone with the creativity and vision to help us move on to the next chapter. Reporting to the Rossland Library Board, the Library Director is responsible for the efficient management, operation and direction of the Rossland Public Library. The library is an integral part of the community. The Director must be able to enthusiastically engage patrons and liaise with many different community groups. The successful applicant will possess: A minimum of a Library Technician Certificate or Community Library Training Program Certificate. Equivalent experience will also be considered. The ability to produce a Strategic Plan with the assistance of the Board and report on progress with reference to the plan. The ability to produce a budget, report monthly and demonstrate sound bookkeeping knowledge. A love of reading and a good understanding of how to promote literacy of all kinds for all patrons. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with staff and patrons. The ability to use the latest technology to help achieve library goals. Experience with day to day management of library facilities. Rossland is a small town in the West Kootenay area of British Columbia. Known as the highest alpine city in Canada it offers fabulous recreational opportunities and a rich cultural life. Applicants are asked to please submit cover letters and resumes to rosslandpubliclibrary@gmail.com or to the Rossland Public Library Board at P.O. Box 190, Rossland, and B.C. V0G. The competition will close March 15, 2012.


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Friday, February 24, 2012 Trail Daily Times

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GROUNDS/ROADS SUPERINTENDENT The City of Trail is recruiƟng for the permanent posiƟon of Grounds/Roads Superintendent. Detailed informaƟon about this employment opportunity is available on the City’s website at www.trail.ca/employment.php or by request to Sandy Lucchini at (250) 364-0809. ApplicaƟons will be received unƟl Friday, March 9, 2012. The City of Trail thanks all applicants for their interest and will only reply to those selected for an interview. ! !





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Friday, February 24, 2012 Trail Daily Times

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SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Without question, your idealism is aroused today. You might be attracted to the idea of joining groups with charitable objectives. You certainly want to do good in the world today. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) People will respect and admire you today because you appear to have genuine sympathy for others. They also see you as someone with wisdom or the ability to give advice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Enjoy the beauty of other cultures, if you can. Ideally, you will travel somewhere today -perhaps someplace that inspires you. If you cannot do this, then travel through film, books or discussions with people from different backgrounds. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your feelings of genuine sympathy for others, especially those who are in need, might provoke you to do some fund-

raising today. Or perhaps you see ways of helping someone else with something you share with another. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Conversations with close friends and partners are mutually sympathetic today. Because of good feelings and a deep, mutual understanding, you will feel close to someone. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) It might surprise you that you feel your job is worthwhile today. Your interactions with others or whatever it is you do directly seems to be a worthy activity. This is personally gratifying. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Romance, love affairs and true love, especially with someone from another country or a different background, might light up your life today. Be aware that your idealism could confuse issues. (Be careful.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You’ll find it rewarding if you help a family member today,

especially someone who needs your help. That’s because in the last analysis, what is more important than relationships? Especially family relationships. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Parents find it easy to appreciate their children today. Expect some rewarding moments. Romantic partners also are affectionately supportive. (Gosh.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your imagination is in overdrive today. That’s why this is an excellent day for writers, poets, artists and teachers. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If shopping today, you might be tempted to go overboard buying luxurious, elegant items. It’s tough to have champagne taste on a beer budget, isn’t it? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Communication with others will be gentle, endearing and affectionate today. Instinctively, you understand what others want and need,

which is why you know how to approach them. YOU BORN TODAY You are sensitive, caring and empathetic. Because of your natural sympathy, you easily reach others, either through a mutual understanding or a particular chemistry (almost magical). You care about the underdog. Frequently, you work in solitude; nevertheless, you need the stimulation of others! You can look forward to a fun, social year ahead that, in particular, blesses relationships. Birthdate of: Johnny Cash, singer/songwriter; Elizabeth George, novelist; Corinne Bailey Rae, singer. For Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today is the classic day when you do a lot of deep thinking. Who knows why, but you will find yourself pondering some deep questions of the universe. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) In a group situation, you likely will make suggestions about how to improve the way things are done. Don’t hesitate to do this, because others will endorse your ideas. People are receptive to what you have to say. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You will be admired for your excellent suggestions about how to improve something today. In particular, bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and author-

ity types will be impressed! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might meet a powerful teacher today or a gurulike figure. You’re attracted to philosophical knowledge, religion and consciousness-raising experiences. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Someone, and it’s probably you, has great ideas about how to improve dealing with shared property, something that is jointly owned or inheritances, estates and debt. You see ways to make things better! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good day to sit down with partners and close friends and candidly discuss how the relationship itself can be improved. (There’s always room for improvement.) Politely and gently put your cards on the table. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You definitely can do something today that will improve your health. No question. You might stop doing something harmful or introduce something that is beneficial to you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Romance will be quite powerful today. You might feel swept off your feet by someone. Even sports events might knock your socks off. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Do whatever you can to

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introduce improvements where you live. In particular, garbage areas, bathrooms and laundry areas will be excellent places to focus. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You are so persuasive today! This is a great day if you sell, market, teach, act, write, edit or need to convince anyone of anything. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You will be powerful in all your money dealings today. However, be careful shopping because you might feel obsessed about buying something. Easy does it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Take a realistic look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do to improve your appearance. How can you change your image for the better? YOU BORN TODAY You have a generous heart. You love to indulge others as much as you love to indulge yourself. You also know how to endear others to you through your charm. Personally, you’re a shrewd judge of character and never take anything for granted. You always test the waters. Look for opportunities to learn something or study in the coming year, because it will help you. Birthdate of: Elizabeth Taylor, actress; Josh Groban, singer; Donal Logue, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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Visac Gallery presents ‘photo impressionism’ exhibition TRAIL –The VISAC Gallery is presenting “A Way to See� by local photographer Ursula Abresch. Born in Chile and raised in Argentina, Ursula currently resides in Trail and dedicates much of her time to photography. She self describes her work as “photo impressionism� and uses photo-impressionism as a tool to

get to the essence of what makes a subject what it is. For example, a ponderosa pine: what makes that ponderosa a ponderosa, what makes it speak? What is the spirit of that tree so that you could show as little as possible and yet know, with certainty, that it is a ponderosa pine?

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Two pieces of work “Autumn,� (bottom left) and “Whale� (above) will be part of Ursula Abresch’s display, which opens at the VISAC Gallery on March 2. glorius and plain drab. Perhaps more than anything though, the concepts of photoimpressionism makes me pay attention to colour. I play with colour and use it almost as if it

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$365,000

1190 Milligan Avenue, Trail

628 Turner Street, Warfield

Craftsman style home with 3 bdrms, 2 baths and country kitchen. There’s character everywhere. Huge front veranda and 2 decks that are perfect for BBQ’s. Plenty of off street parking plus a single car garage. Call now before it’s SOLD!

Features include upgraded wiring & electrical-newer furnace-paint-flooringlight fixtures-windows-fenced backyard with new deck-large covered porch all on a quiet dead end street. Basement is ready for your ideas. Priced right and waiting for new owners.

HST included in price

Excellent starter home featuring 4 bdrms, 1.5 baths, upgraded wiring and plumbing, newer windows and high efficiency furnace. This home has loads of character! Don’t wait call your REALTORŽ now to see this little gem!

Mountain views on 120x100 lot. This home features 3 bdrms, 3 baths, south facing decks, detached workshop and garage, hardwood floors, and a new gourmet kitchen. There are too many features to list. Come see for yourself or check out the virtual tour online at www.kootenayhomes.com

1490 – 4th Avenue, Trail

Have you said these words recently? “I’m thinking of downsizing...� Non-strata 1/2 duplex. Convenience and lifestyle is not a compromise. Your future begins today!

2+ bdrm home on a corner lot has good size rooms, updated kitchen, office and workshop. A/C, u/g sprinklers, garage and carport on flat, fenced lot!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101

2175 Daniel Street, Trail

$119,000

For additional information and photos on all of our listings, please visit

www.kootenayhomes.com

7981 Birchwood Drive, Trail $295,000

$124,000

$199,900

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! Deanne Lockhart ext 41

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665 tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Cell: 250-231-0153

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

$189,900

ext 42

c21art@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

mamantea@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

terryalton@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Trail Daily Times, February 24, 2012  

February 24, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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