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Students asked to stay home as teachers’ dispute heats up Union announces threeday walkout next week BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Many parents in Greater Trail will be scrambling Monday to make child care plans for school-age children as the province’s teachers begin their three-day strike. On Thursday the B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF) announced their intention to perform a full-scale withdrawal of services — from Monday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 7 —while politicians in Victoria face off next week over the government’s backto-work legislation (Bill 22).

“While school facilities will remain open under the supervision of school district staff, we will be unable to provide students with instruction or appropriate supervision during this period of job action.” GREG LUTERBACH

In a letter to parents on Thursday, School District No. 20 (Kootenay Boundary) superintendent of schools Greg Luterbach said they are requesting parents keep their children home for the three days of job action. “While school facilities will remain open under the supervision of school district staff, we will be unable to provide students with instruction or appropriate supervision during this period of job action,” he said. School district buses will not be running during the teacher strike, he added. And barring any illegal strike action, school will be back in Thursday and Friday, Luterbach noted. “Unless (teachers) were going to defy the Labour Relations Board and stay out longer, then it wouldn’t be open Thursday, but we’ll play it day by day,” he said.

Nearly 28,000 BCTF members voted yes to the strike option out of the 32,209 who voted Tuesday and Wednesday, a rapid response to legislation introduced this week to force a “cooling-off period” until the end of August and impose heavy fines on the union and its members for strikes during that time. Almost 9,000 teachers did not vote, with more than 10 per cent (4,263) voting against strike action. “Once the bill has been given royal assent it then becomes the law and teachers would need to return to the classroom,” said Luterbach. “At this time we are unsure of the timing of when the bill will be enacted.” Under a Labour Relations Board (LRB) ruling on essential services, the BCTF could give two school days’ notice before they could strike. However, the LRB ruling prohibits picket lines, allowing unionized support staff to go to work. Administrators will supervise students during the strike, but normal instruction will not take place, said Luterbach. Teachers will only be in a legal strike position until the legislation is passed. Debate on the Bill 22 — to extend the current teacher pay and benefits for another six months — began Thursday, while mediation between the BCTF and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association continues on such issues as class sizes and special needs support. Bill 22 will impose a net-zero contract and restricts the ability of teachers to negotiate improved learning conditions, said Susan Lambert, president of the BC Teachers’ Federation, and eliminates their civil and labour rights. “Teachers are determined and united in their opposition to Bill 22 and to the bullying tactics of a provincial government that has deliberately under funded public education for a decade,” she said. B.C. teachers have been without a contract since June. The BCTF is asking for a 15 per cent wage increase over three years, while the government says it has no cash for any wage or benefits increases under its net-zero mandate for all public-sector contracts.


Brothers Kevin (left) and Barry Schmidt make final adjustments to the new marquee at the Trail Memorial Centre Wednesday. The new electronic sign is controlled by a computer and replaces the old but charming marquee that required each individual letter to be changed by hand.

New sign lights up Memorial Centre BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Trail has put away its trusty ladder and gone high tech with a new electronic marque on teh front of the Trail Memorial Centre. Gone are the days of changing a community message by hand – letter by letter – with the installation the city’s new computerized system to better manage content. “This update will allow information on the

sign to be changed through a computer versus having two staff use ladders to change the content on the sign,” explained Trisha Davison director of Trail Parks and Recreation. “This will also be a much safer way for information to be changed.” The $30,000 upgrade, part of a Trail Memorial Centre 2011 capital project, will advertise upcoming activities with priority given to events scheduled at city facilities.

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The City of Rossland is flexing its historical muscles as it attempts to lure the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum to the mountain kingdom.

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in Canada — the city is a natural fit for the museum, said Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom in a letter Thursday. On Jan. 8 the museum issued a call for proposals for new premises to be ready for the fall of 2012 as it prepares to vacate its building in Ottawa. “The city of Rossland ‌ is one of the most preeminent entities in the history of skiing in Canada,â€? Mayor Granstrom said in the letter. With a host of ski athletes that have performed admirably on the world downhill stage, and a resume that contains many achievements in the ski industry — includ-

ing the first ski lift in Western Canada and the first World Cup event in North America in 1968 — the city has the necessary ski history, said Mayor Granstrom. And it has the facility. He pointed to the Rossland Museum’s success in depicting the history of mining and skiing in the region, and its plans to significantly upgrade and enhance the facility, as other factors as to why the city was a perfect fit for the ski museum. “Both the city and the board of directors have extensive experience in the preservation and display of extremely valuable artifacts and archives


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that are researched worldwide,� he said. The city contacted Chris Edgell, the leader of the task force on future of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, on Thursday — the last day for submissions — with a request to present their proposal to the board. But the city may be up against some tough competition within B.C. as Revelstoke has also thrown its hat into the ring. At its council meeting on Tuesday, the idea of making a bid for the museum was supported, with the 5,000-square-foot Century Vallen building proposed.

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FROM PAGE 2 A lack of funding has predicated the museum’s move, with donations and memberships not adequately sustaining the growth in the collection and the need for a professional curator. The museum is now looking for over 4,000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled, easily accessible, exhibit, storage and office space, preferably in a high traffic area attractive to skiers of all disciplines and others interested in the history of skiing. As well, significant revenue and in-kind contributions are expected form the cornerstone of a projected annual operating cost of $250,000. “In the spirit of encompassing the Canadian history of skiing and its breadth across our country, it may be feasible to endorse an inclusive plan which will enable Eastern and Western proposals to coordinate with each other in a meaningful way,” said Edgell in the call for proposals. However, in an interview March 24, 2011 in Ottawa This Week, Ivo Krepka, the president of the Canadian Ski Museum and Canadian Ski Hall of Fame, hinted that the ski memorabilia at the current museum might become part of a new exhibit at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. He was reluctant to have the museum’s contents go to another space outside of Ottawa, but was not completely opposed to the idea if the right one came along. “Wherever the items go, Krepka said he has two primary concerns: that the artifacts are properly preserved and that items are accessible to Canadians,” the article read.

BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Creston Valley Advance

Avalanche risk remains high Small slide reported near Whitewater BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Avalanche activity is increasing in the West Kootenay backcountry as storm snow slabs from the weekend have made slope conditions sensitive to the weight of a skier or a snowmobile, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Up to one metre of new snow in the mountains around the region may be tempting, but the snow has consolidated into a slab, the CAC reports, meaning the avalanche danger rating for the weekend is considerable at all levels in the backcountry. “Avalanches triggered on this layer will likely be large, destructive and potentially deadly,” the report read. “Storm slabs are capable of Size 2 avalanches and

they may step down and trigger the persistent slab avalanche.” The majority of the activity this week was in the form of loose snow avalanches to size 1.5 in steep, open terrain. Two size 2-2.5 avalanches were reported in the Bonnington range, on east and west aspects, both were remote triggered. On Thursday an avalanche occurred one kilometre up from the access road to Whitewater ski hill, in the Evening Ridge area of the mountain. “A lone skier had apparently caused the avalanche but was able to ski through and remain unharmed,” said Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment. The CAC is advising people to avoid all avalanche terrain during periods of heavy loading from the new snow, wind and rain the region is expected to receive this weekend.


The Rossland Light Opera Players will celebrate 60 years of production with a performance of Pride and Prejudice tonight at Rossland Secondary School at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children under 12 and available for purchase at Rossland Pro Hardware and RossVegas.


Wildlife office closure worries councillor BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

The closure of BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife offices in Nelson and Castlegar has one Trail councillor thinking about future care of the Columbia River. Trail councillor Gord DeRosa said city representatives met with Hydro recently to discuss a number of historical issues but also the closure of these local offices and termination of nine jobs. “These people have the river in their best interest. They are the stewards of our river, they swim in it, fish in it, recreate in it – they don’t do that in Burnaby,” said DeRosa at this week’s Trail council meeting. “The river flows under our feet, we see it every day, it’s a sensitive issue for us and we hated to see those jobs lost because we knew they were the curators of the river.” The layoffs are among 300 announced in October last year as the Crown corporation

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responds to a government-commissioned panel that said Hydro’s staff had too much duplication. ****** Trail residents looking to add their voices to a city council meeting may no longer have to wait out the general two-hour session. Despite staff recommending the current process be maintained, the city plans on moving its public question period to the beginning of its regular meetings, it was decided this week. A formal bylaw amendment is expected next month for a vote. “On occasion, when there are people who do want to come in as a delegation and they show up off the street or unprepared or they haven’t set it up in advance, I don’t think they should have to wait two hours to make their presentation,” said councillor Kevin Jolly, when he first brought the new business to council chambers this month.

A delegation that included RCMP and Ministry of Public Safety representatives met with Creston town council and staff on Feb. 21 to help clarify the impending change to local policing. Under current legislation, municipalities with a population of more than 5,000 must pay for 70 per cent of their policing costs. Effective April 1, Creston, which has a population of 5,306 in the latest census results, now must pay based on actual costs. Until now, taxpayers had contributed to a portion of provincial policing costs. There was some good news, though. Ministry representative Lisa Godenzie, director for RCMP contract policing, said the province will require the town to pay for seven, not eight, police officers, as originally announced. “This is the first time we have ever made a reduction in what a municipality has to pay for,” she said. Godenzie said the requirement was reconsidered because one RCMP officer from the Creston detachment works almost exclusively on Bountiful issues at the direction of the province. A provincial supreme court decision last year to uphold the constitutionality of anti-polygamy laws has left the government to decide how to proceed in laying charges. Town council also learned that it will receive a portion of traffic ticket revenues, which are calculated provincewide and then divvied up among municipalities. Godenzie said the province also works to lighten the cost burden in municipalities by assigning all detachment vacancies to the towns and cities.


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An anticipated loss of $3.25 million for the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) in 2011 has city council asking for answers. The figure, which includes an estimated payment of $1.1 million to the Abbotsford Heat hockey team under its guaranteed revenue contract, is preliminary and will not be finalized until the city completes an audit of its financial records at the end of the month. The final Heat figures will not be known until at least July, when the squad’s fiscal year comes to an end. The arena/Heat had a combined loss of $3.4 million in 2010. The slight decrease in the deficit has staff budgeting for a $2.97 million deficit for 2012. Estimates have the Heat losing $900,000 in their next season. Coun. John Smith said it’s time to put an end to the “financial hemorrhaging� of the centre. “Obviously it’s a huge amount. Three million bucks represents a three per cent tax increase right there. That’s completely unacceptable.� He said council expects staff to “jump through all kinds of hoops� to explain other budget spending or cuts, so it shouldn’t just “gloss over� this loss. It is estimated that 60 entertainment events a year are needed for the AESC to have the opportunity to break even. “Well, let’s get on it. Let’s get 60 events in the place – whatever it takes. I’m sick and tired of struggling through budget discussions and saving 10 grand here and 20 grand there when we’ve got this hemorrhaging at this facility.� Smith said it was never in the plans to lose money when the building was built. And while he can’t blame staff for the economic downturn that coincided with the facility, he wants staff to provide concrete plans on how to solve the problem. “It was conspicuously absent in all of the commentary and all the budget slides they show us, all the clever stuff we see, conspicuously absent were specific plans and that’s why I asked the question. It was in my view the elephant in the room. And there was no comments on this elephant. “ How are we going to feed it?� said Smith. He’s hoping his concerns will reach more than the ears of staff. “I want the message to go back to Philadelphia.� Global Spectrum, which runs the arena on behalf of the city, has its head office in Philadelphia.

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Taxpayers footing $12 million bill to tout Tories’ budget THE CANADIAN PRESS


People yell as thousands of students march to the legislature to protest tuition hikes for university students Thursday in Quebec City.


Man claims hospital operated on wrong leg WINNIPEG - A Manitoba man says he went into a Winnipeg hospital hoping to improve his mobility but left barely able to walk. Rick Campbell of Clandeboye, Man., says he had surgery on a torn Achilles tendon at Seven Oaks Hospital last March. But he says they operated on the wrong leg. A year later,


Teen injured in car surfing stunt THE CANADIAN PRESS AJAX, Ont. - A carsurfing incident has left a 19-year-old man with life-threatening head injuries and the driver facing criminal charges. Police say the man was standing on the hood of a Toyota as it drove down a street in Ajax, just east of Toronto, on Wednesday night. Witnesses tell police the car braked, sending the man flying off the hood to the asphalt. He’s in a trauma unit at a Toronto hospital.

Campbell says he still hasn’t been able to return to work and feels the mistake has left him disabled. He says he didn’t come forward earlier because he didn’t want anything to affect his treatment, but says he’s going public now after learning of other medical issues at the same hospital. A critical review is underway at Seven Oaks after a Winnipeg woman was sent home following a series of 5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:

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The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said patients have the right to know right away when an error was made. “We have a responsibility to disclose all information, all known facts, what we learned, what the recommendations are and what are we going to change, arising from that particular situation,� said spokesman Real Cloutier.




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Time to call in the courts on robo-call affair


he Robo-call affair puts us at the brink of crisis in our electoral democracy. Yet there appears to be an effort to stifle public outrage, and resolve any doubts in favour of the government, at this still-early stage in the affair. This effort traces to the Harper government, unfortunately, but also to media commentators (Chantal Hebert, John Ibbitson, others). The fire-brigade’s argument goes something like this. One, there is no evidence that the Conservative Party took part in the Robo-call affair. Two, there are few ridings in which Conservative victory is in doubt. Three, in any event, the overall federal election result is beyond question. All of these points are inaccurate or misleading. They point to a lack of concern for the integrity of the democratic process. Still too early to judge First, it is much too early to judge how many riding were affected, and to what extent, by the fraudulent telephone interventions in the voting process. These interventions – both Robo-calls and live calls –

are now associated with Conservative Party agents based on a range of reported information, including from Conservative sources. The information includes, among other things, the content and targeting of the Robocalls and live calls, the past connections of RackNine to the Conservatives, the resignation of Conservative operative Michael Sona, and publicly-reported statements of Mr. Sona. Second, the Conservative majority is very thin. In Ontario alone, there are at least six ridings in which a Conservative candidate won by less than 1,000 votes over a Liberal candidate. There are at least three others in Ontario where the same outcome turned on a margin of 1,000 to 2,000 votes. There are no doubt ridings with similar margins elsewhere in the country. So, it is not possible to know how widely and deeply voting was tainted in individual ridings. Indeed, it is a massive task to investigate that question thoroughly. However, initial indications from the Elections Canada investigation (which focuses on Guelph only) and from media reports are very troub-



ling. Thus, to suggest that what we know at present allows us to conclude that the overall election outcome was not affected is dubious and irresponsible. Third, public confidence in the electoral process is sacrosanct. The safest course of action, and possibly the only option, to restore public confidence in the election is to hold by-elections in any riding where there is reason to think that the result could have been different, had the Robo-calls not taken place. The process to decide this question, riding by riding, must be based on evidence from eligible voters in the riding. Ultimately, the decision whether to require by-elections is a matter for

the courts. But the investigation behind the courts’ decision-making needs to be organized by a body that is independent of government and well-funded. If the government is not prepared to commit to such an investigation immediately, then the other parties should organize it themselves. Fourth, the fact that the outcome in even one riding may have been determined by fraudulent activity is an absolute scandal, deserving of an independent investigation in itself. That the affair gets boiled down, by some commentators, to whether the outcome in the election overall would have changed (which of course we and they don’t know) suggests either moral bankruptcy or a lack of understanding of the importance of a voting process that has integrity. An independent inquiry is needed Fifth, the next step is an independent and thorough inquiry into the whole affair. The inquiry can be carried out by Elections Canada, by the RCMP, or by a public inquiry with full coercive powers. If Elections Canada, one must ask whether the

agency has sufficient resources. If the RCMP, one must ask whether focusing on a few individuals who may have committed crimes is enough, in the face of a potentially systemic problem. If a public inquiry, one must ask whether the government will appoint a judge who has an unquestionable reputation for independence from the government. Importantly, none of these methods of inquiry is an excuse for delaying the courts’ reviews of questionable results in individual ridings. Those court reviews are the key. They must happen as soon as possible to ensure public confidence in the electoral process. Applications to the courts can be made by any individually-affected voter. However, the judicial process depends on a fair investigation of the extent of fraudulent intervention in all of the ridings that went down to the wire. We need the courts to protect our democracy. Gus Van Harten is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. He worked previously on two public inquiries but comments in a personal capacity.

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Ironic timing in bullying tactics It is ironic that Feb. 29, AntiBullying Day, debate on Bill 22, the Education “Improvement� Act, began in our “democratic� Legislature. This “legislation� (more like dictate) will complete the “draconian� (Supreme Court of Canada description), “Run Silent, Run Deep�, Neo-liberal, union-busting, contract-stripping agenda that Gordon, Christie, George and their minions started in 2002. The BC Supreme Court found that the BC Legislative Assembly was misled in 2002, by then Minister Clark, who introduced contract-stripping legislation to bring into effect a covert plan based on information that was exposed as, “evidence [that] tended to characterize the facts less than objectively�, “not accurate�, “anecdotal hearsay�, and was “so vague and unsubstantiated that is was impossible to challenge it meaningfully�, and, that: In April 2011, the court ruled that the Liberal government violated teachers’ Charter of Rights and Freedoms and ordered it to provide a remedy within 12 months of the ruling. The government’s remedy is contained in the legislation and consists of what could be described as a

$165 million dollar “fine� when compared to the $3 billion dollars it has saved over 10 years by illegally stripping our contracts. Not one word of the illegally stripped language has been or is proposed to be returned to our collective agreements as part of the remedy. What was the effect of the government’s illegal actions on K-12 public education in BC? Since 2001, there has been a 22 per cent reduction in K-12 funding as a percentage of the total provincial budget. Our School Board is scrambling to meet a $1.55 million shortfall in funding for next year partly due to this government making us a “losing� district in its new funding formula and our Board will close schools; increase class sizes; and reduce specialist teachers to meet budget shortfalls. BC teachers now rank ninth in pay in Canada and have not had any substantial improvements in benefits in 20 years. Minister Abbot has already starting to “spin� his Education “Improvement� Act as being a good thing for BC students and teachers and may weave a tenuous, new web of deceit that will again take us all back into the courts to unravel.

For a business-friendly government, it is ironic that this government has no respect for negotiated contracts or The Rule of Law, which everyone in business survives and thrives by. We are prepared to stand up to the bully and his minions that are threatening us incessantly and we are asking anyone who believes in social justice, contracts and The Rule of Law to stand with us. Bill 22 is a blatant example of Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine.� Her thesis, is that those who wish to implement unpopular policies routinely do so by taking advantage of economic upheaval or other disasters and feed on the public’s desire for bold and immediate action. This climate provides an opportunity for unscrupulous actors to implement policies which go far beyond any legitimate responses. When the rush to act means the specifics of a response will go un-scrutinized, that is the moment when unpopular and unrelated policies will intentionally be rushed into effect. The analogy is profound. The effect is demoralizing to those impacted. Andrew M. Davidoff, President Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union

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et me introduce you arships, but his dream of going to Dave (not his real on to higher education was to name). I met Dave while never happen. I was walking home from It wasn’t that his marks work early one morning and he weren’t good enough or that he was being shuffled out of a local didn’t do everything he needed business doorway where he was to succeed and move on to a sleeping. life of happiI discreetly, ness. Dave’s only watched from a downfall was distance while the his step father, store clerk rudely the very person informed him he was trying to that the doorway escape, made too was not a bed, much money. and as Dave was This meant walking away, I Dave was not approached him going to be able ROBERT and asked him to to get a student join me for a cup loan to pay for of coffee. his education, or From Street Level It turns out at the very least that Dave’s story is the epito- enough to cover the costs of me of stories of youth all across tuition while he worked to supCanada today. port himself. And of course, his He made his way from step father, as selfish as he was, Vancouver and came from a refused to even help with the wealthy and seemingly happy costs of Dave’s salvation. family, but we all know, what Like many young people in seems to be isn’t always so. Canada, Dave decided to get a You see, Dave was emotion- job and save the money he needally and physically beat by his ed for his tuition. He worked step dad on a daily basis, and hard and at times he even had Dave realized, his only real hope three jobs but as time went on, for happiness was to graduate reality of life set in, his hard and escape to college or uni- earned scholarships expired and versity. his dreams slowly began to die. He did really well in high It wasn’t long before he school, graduating on the honor couldn’t keep up with physiroll, he was even successful cal demands of working three enough to receive several schol- jobs just to make ends meet,


and soon after he found himself evicted from his small apartment. Alone and unable to go back to the hell he endured for years, Dave found himself living on the streets of Vancouver. This was two years ago for Dave. To look at the dirty, unshaven Dave you would never think that he was accepted to several of the most prestigious post secondary schools in Canada; but then most people would rather ignore or avoid someone who looks like him instead of sitting with him to find out his story. He believes that his journey to Trail from the dangerous streets of Vancouver will be the start of a new beginning and he still hopes to go to college one day. After listening to Dave tell his story, I knew that I had to do something, anything to help him. I could have told him about the shelter so he could at least have a roof over his head, but instead I chose to invite him to stay with me until he can get settled. It’s not much, but for Dave it was the first act of kindness he’s received in a very long time. And sometimes that’s all someone needs. Robert Leggett is a Trail resident sharing his views from street level in the Home of Champions




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OBITUARIES NEDELEC, RENÉ HERVÉ — 1922 – 2012 Born in Vawn, Saskatchewan on August 14, 1922 to Thomas and Delphine Nedelec, René was predeceased by loving wife Ann [nee Rodger] in September 2010, and brothers Roger, Lucien and Andrew. René is survived by his four children: Barbara Bot [Jos], Maureen Little [Gary], Greg [Lori] and Michael [Cheryl]; nine grandchildren: Megan, Darren and Bryan Bot; Alanna and Michael Little; Lorne, Jared, Callen and Delphine Nedelec; and four greatchildren: Elena and Luna Sanchez-Bot; and Svasti and Aditi Nedelec. René is survived by brothers George, John, Paul and Charlie, and sisters Yvette Lessard and Helen Roach, as well as numerous in-laws, nephews and nieces. He passed away peacefully on February 29 with family members at his side. Known for his abiding concern for others, his gentle spirit and love of country, René answered the call to duty by serving overseas with the Canadian armed forces in World War II, ending in Amsterdam with the liberation of the Netherlands. He worked for Teck Cominco for over 35 years, most of which were spent in the zinc tank rooms. There he enjoyed ‘pie time’ where he took enormous pride in dominating the crib board which he continued to do with family and friends outside of the workplace. René served his community through St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He could often be seen in his retirement years walking his favorite route across Trail’s two main bridges first thing in the morning come rain, shine, snow or sleet. He loved travel and meeting people from other cultures. Most importantly, he loved his family and friends who, in turn, deeply loved him. He will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Columbia View Special Care Unit, with particular thanks to Vinay, Rebecca, Gwen,

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Colleen and Joy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC at #300-828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2 or online at A celebration of Rene’s life will be held at a later date with details to follow. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. A man is measured not by what lies in his vault of treasures, but by what treasures lie in the vaults of his heart. ** LAPLANTE, LOUIS — longtime resident of Rossland passed away suddenly with his family at his bedside on February 29, 2012 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. He was born on July 14, 1944 in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. Louis was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He retired from Cominco in 2001 after 35 years of employment. Louis is survived by his sons; Reg and Shane, his daughter Dorothy (James) and granddaughters Rachael and Aundrea. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion Hall #14 at 2081 Washington Street, Rossland at 1:00 pm. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation at 4 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9M9 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www. *** AVIS, HERBERT EDWARD (BERT) — Oct. 8, 1916 - Feb. 26, 2012 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father/ grandpa at the age of 95. The family would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Parkwood Court in Victoria. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME - His musical roots were in jazz, but his songs ranged from folk to pop to classical to opera, creating a soundtrack beloved by generations of Italians. Lucio Dalla, one of Italy’s most prolific singer-songwriters, died Thursday in Switzerland during a European concert tour. Dalla, 68, apparently died of a heart attack in a Montreux hotel after eating breakfast, according to his agency, Ph.D srl Music Management, which is based in Dalla’s native city of Bologna, Italy. Dalla had just given a concert Wednesday evening in the Swiss city known for its music and “was in fine form,” said Pascal Pellegrino, the director of Montreux’s “culture season.” Pellegrino said the performance was warmly applauded and Dalla stayed on to chat with fans. Dalla wrote all of his own lyrics in a career that spanned decades. He was also a noted musician, playing the clarinet, saxophone and piano. Dalla’s haunting melody “Caruso” sold 9 million copies worldwide and was sung by the late opera great Luciano Pavarotti with Dalla at a 1992 concert in Modena. He toured abroad

frequently, including in the United States, sometimes with another famed Italian folksong writer, Francesco De Gregori. Italy’s president, Giorgio Napolitano, was among those quickly paying tribute Thursday. “(Dalla was) a strong and original voice who contributed to renew and promote Italian song in the world. He was an artist beloved by so many Italians,” the president said in a condolence message to Dalla’s family. Promoted by another Italian singer and songwriter, Gino Paoli, Dalla started performing in the 1960s. In 1977, Dalla’s first album with songs written by himself - “How Deep is the Sea” - came out. He produced new albums nearly every year over the next few years, including the popular “Banana Republic.” Another popular song was his 1990 “Beware of the Wolf” on the album “Cambio,” which sold nearly 1.4 million copies, according to Dalla’s website. His version of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” was performed in Rome’s Santa Cecilia auditorium in 1997, and he wrote an opera “Tosca. Amore disperato,” inspired by Puccini’s Tosca.


In this photo taken Wednesday, Italian Singer Lucio Dalla performs in the Auditorium Stravinski Concert Hall in Montreux, Switzerland. The popular Italian singer-songwriter and musician has died of a heart attack in Montreaux where he was going to give a number of concerts in the coming days. He would have been 69 on March 4. Dalla also composed songs for some of Italy’s most famous film directors, including Mario Monicelli, Michelangelo Antonioni, Carlo Verdone and Michele Placido. The songwriter had eclectic artistic interests and was the curator of a contemporary art gallery in Bologna for many years.

Much of Dalla’s work was inspired by his passion for the sea. He had a home on the Tremiti Islands, a tiny archipelago off Italy’s southeastern coast. “(He) lived his whole life with the desire to amaze and the desire to be amazed,” Italian singer Claudio Baglioni was quoted as saying by the Italian news agency LaPresse.

Teen shares day with Lady Gaga and Oprah THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - A day after jetting off to Boston for the launch of the Born This Way Foundation, 17-year-old Toronto activist Jacques St. Pierre was back at school but still agog over his brush with Lady Gaga. The teen was handpicked to attend the launch of the new foundation - aimed at empowering young people - after he successfully campaigned the five-time Grammy winner to address the students at his west Toronto school about the perils of bullying

(she did so via a video message shown at an assembly in November). While he didn’t get to meet Gaga at Monday’s launch, he was given a second-row seat at the packed conference at Harvard University, and just seeing the pop star in person - along with talk-show giant Oprah Winfrey - was enough to send St. Pierre home happy. “When Lady Gaga walked out, that was a wow moment,” St. Pierre said Thursday. “I’m a huge fan and that was the first time I ever saw her in person. I was emotionally over-

come.... It was a strange and exhilarating experience.” But St. Pierre also made sure to pay close attention to the afternoon’s lessons as well. The teen spearheaded the creation of his own anti-bullying campaign called the “I Will Make It Better” project, and he came away from the conference with new perspective. “What I’d always been looking at before was how to help the victims in the situations, and a point that really stood out for me was ... we have to worry just as much about the bully,” he said.

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Last chance for romance as ‘Ski Bum: The Musical” hits Trail BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Powder hungry ski bums will take to the stage one last time in Trail Saturday. Rossland’s Iron Mountain Theatre is calling on “ski bums, snow bums, skinny bums and large bums” to check out what could be the last performance of “Ski Bum: The Musical.” Written by locals Tyler Bradley and Mark Pollard, the story pokes at musical theatre, delivering smart humour and plenty of innuendo. The quirky tale is the backdrop to a love story between Jeff Snowden, a confident man -- in his own mind, a legend -- and a former flame who kept his last name. When Liz Snowden sparks a renewed interest,

“It’s not that we don’t love performing ‘Ski Bum,’ but we are drive to create new projects ...” JANE GAUDET

Jeff goes on his own journey at Big Snow Peaks - realizing he can have two loves in his life. “It’s not that we don’t love performing ‘Ski Bum’ but we are driven to create new projects, and the reality is that it is very expensive to tour ‘Ski Bum’ in the winter months,” said actress Jane Gaudet. “We have been so thankful for all the support we

have received and look forward to our next project.” Iron Mountain is currently working on “‘Harms’ Way: The Untold Story of the Mennonite Mafia” with plans on bringing their production to the stage by late summer. “Ski Bum: The Musical” will be performed at the Charles Bailey Theatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for students and seniors and can be picked up at the theatre box office or charged by phone (3689669). Red Resort staff will receive a two-for-one deal with proof of employment (staff pass). For more information on “Ski Bum,” check out


Rossland’s Iron Mountain Theatre troupe hits the stage with what could be the final “Ski Bum: The Musical” performance

Quinn to star in movie inspired by horse rescue in McBride THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Twotime Emmy nominee Aidan Quinn will star in a new TV movie inspired by the story of a B.C. town that banded together to rescue two starving horses. Production is underway on CTV’s “Horses of McBride,” which is being written and directed by Anne Wheeler (“Bomb Girls,” “End Game”). The 52-year-old Quinn will play a cowboy whose daughter (played by Canadian Mackenzie Porter)

resolves to rescue two starving horses trapped high up in the Rockies, eventually causing her family and the rest of the community to join in. The film was inspired by the real rescue of two frostbitten, emaciated horses on Christmas Eve, 2008, a feat achieved after volunteers spent days digging the animals out of snow in the mountains of northeastern B.C. According to CTV, Wheeler researched the story by spending

“considerable” time with the Jeck family, who helped to discover and initiate the rescue of the horses. “The story of McBride and these horses captured the attention of the entire country,” said Phil King, CTV’s president of programming and sports, in a release. “CTV is proud to stand behind this captivating tale of community and conviction and we look forward to bringing this story to life again for viewers.”

Dentist coughs up cash for Elvis’s crown THE CANADIAN PRESS RED DEER, Alta. It’s a crown fit for The King. A dentist in central Alberta has shelled out nearly $10,000 to buy a dental crown made for rock legend Elvis Presley. Michael Zuk already owns a $31,000 rotten tooth out of the mouth of Beatles icon John Lennon. The Presley crown came to him through an auction in the United Kingdom and had previously belonged to Memphis dentist Henry Weiss. Presley apparently had a gap in his smile that he covered with a crown, and Weiss made a number of crowns for him because The King would often chip them on microphones. The crown is set in a model made from

a mould of Presley’s mouth. It comes with a letter describing an emergency trip Weiss’s son had to make to Las Vegas with a crown in 1971, because Presley had broken one.

“Most of us didn’t know that he had a capped front tooth. He had a smile that made women go a little bit crazy - just goes to show that some of these celebs have their weaknesses.”

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Wake Up! Though it is a well-worn clichĂŠ, it is nonetheless true that since we do not know the day or the hour of our deaths, we should live each day as if it were our last. Do not put off the good deeds which you could do today. Do not neglect to tell your friends and family how much they mean to you. Be vigilant and awake. Many of us are sleepwalking through life, unaware of where we are heading and what the purpose of this life is. If we do not wake up every morning with a clear understanding that our purpose in life is to serve our fellow humans and by doing so to glorify God, then we are asleep and living in a dream world. In our dreams we often drift from one scene to another without any logical connection between them. But our lives should not drift haphazardly along. Rather, we should have a clear sense of what we are doing and nd do this, understanding the present why, asking always whether it serves our time.The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber,because our fellow man and gloriďŹ es God. We should salvation is nearer now than when we ďŹ rst be single-minded and determined in our believed.â€? pursuit of what is good, and stay awake!


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Cleansers for the soul


he sun came streaming in the windows of my kitchen. I wanted to bask in its warmth, and revel in the promise of spring. Unfortunately, all that brightness spotlighted the smudges on the cupboards, the dust on the kick plates, and the rain spots on the windows. It was hard to relax when my deficiencies as a housekeeper were so clearly evident. It was time to get out the spring-cleaning supplies. The Christian liturgical season of Lent, which is the forty-day period before Easter, is like the sun streaming into the window of our souls. We might say that it is the LOUISE equivalent of a spiritual springcleaning. Our cleaning agents Everyday Theology are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. These spiritual practices express our sorrow for sin, and nurture our desire to grow closer to God. Fasting helps us clear the clutter to make room for God. Fasting is not limited to food. A common fast in the United States this year is the fast from social media. Almsgiving and works of charity moderate our self-centered inclinations, and make us more sensitive to the needs of others. Prayer nurtures our relationship with God, which informs our relationships with others and with creation. In my recollections about Lent from childhood, Lent was a time to make reparation for the bad things we had done. We accomplished this through the practice of “giving things up�. A “thou shall not� mentality permeated our behavior. The general attitude was that the way to goodness was to avoid badness. We gave little consideration to the flip side of “thou shall not.� We rarely considered that the good we had neglected to do could also be a type of sin. Today’s understanding of Lent is more broadly attuned to the social dimension of human interaction than formerly. Lenten spirituality goes far beyond saying a few extra prayers, spending more time in church, donating money to a good cause, or giving something up, although it may be all of these things. Lenten spirituality is directed outward towards the world, not inward towards the self. Lent reminds us that our relationship with God is much bigger than an exclusively “me and God� friendship. During Lent, we re-orient our lives to the good, for the purpose of reflecting God’s radiant love in the world. Our penitential practices do not simply remind us of our failures and deficiencies. Nor do they simply help us correct the error of our ways. While it remains important to repent and to avoid doing wrong, it is equally important to actively practice doing good. Spiritual practices during Lent help us embody the spirit of goodness. Like the rays of sunshine that spotlight the smudges on the cupboards, our Lenten practices illuminate the areas of our life that need some polishing. It is not that we are poor housekeepers. It is just that houses always need cleaning. It is not that we are lousy people or terrible sinners. It is just that we are always in need of conversion. Trail resident Louise McEwan is a catechist and former teacher, with degrees in English and Theology. She writes every other Friday. She blogs at Reach her at


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NA Coin Collectors will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1968 and U.S. coins made before 1970. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of the NA Coin Collector members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1968. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1968 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars.. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid cash on the spot. ``We do not issue checks`` If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the NA Coin Collector who will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to recent auction prices. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The NA Coin Collectors and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of

silver. All U.S. half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1970 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market as recognized by the world leaders in gold and silver refining. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the NA Coin Collector members around the globe. Canadian and American silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the N.A.C. will be purchasing during this event include Canadian paper money dated prior to 1912 U.S. currency dated prior to 1891, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign gold and silver coins are sought after and will be purchased. Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at record high prices. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will be paid cash on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: • Gather items of interest from your attic, safe deposit box, garage, basement, etc. There is no limit to the amount of items you can bring • No appointment necessary • The entire process is conducted in an open, transparent, across the table setting and every aspect of testing, weighing and sorting will be done right in front of you. . All gold items will be carefully separated by karat and weighed separately as 10k - 14k - 18k - 22k & 24k all have different gold content and the higher the karat the more value in gold. • If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you cash on the spot!

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Conservation officers stage sheep rescue BY ANDREA KLASSEN Invermere Valley Echo

A bighorn ram in the Canal Flats area is moving easier after local conservation officers tracked down the animal and removed a length of barbed wire from its neck and horns. Invermere conservation officer Greg Kruger says he and fellow officer Lawrence Umsonst were notified of a ram in distress last week. “The information we had was that it had a section of barbed wire fence that was wrapped around its horns and neck, so a concerned member of the public didn’t think the animal would survive much longer,” he says. Officers located the ram a day later, and tranquilized it to remove the wire, which Kruger says had started to tighten around the animal’s neck like a noose. “It was starting to rub through the hide into the neck, so we thought it would probably eventually die,” he says. “It would either get

hung up or (the wire) would choke this ram out.” While it’s not clear exactly how the ram managed to get tangled in the wire, Kruger says bighorn sheep in the area typically pass through many wire fences as they move between Mount Sabine and the area southeast of Canal Flats. Most likely, the animal was caught up while moving through one of the barriers. Kruger says the incident shows the value of reporting concerns to the Conservation Officer Service. “Wherever we can intervene and do our part to assist wildlife, we ask for public reporting,” he says. “If an animal is in distress or suffering and we’re able to help out and do what we need to do then public reporting is a great assistance to us.” A day after the operation, Umsonst was able to track down the ram once more. It’s now back with its usual herd.


Invermere conservation officer Greg Kruger examines a length of barbed wire which was wrapped around this tranquilized ram’s neck.

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Designer creates collection inspired by hometown Biddell appeared in first season of Canada’s ‘Project Runway’ THE FERNIE FREE PRESS Fashion designer Evan Biddell introduced a new and exclusive line of his winter wear last week. The range, introduced at Freyja Lifestyle Fashion on Second Avenue in Fernie, was handcrafted by Biddell as ‘one-off pieces’ designed with Fernie fashionistas in mind. A former resident, Biddell described his lasting impressions of Fernie as “dating a really gorgeous person. It’s beautiful, it’s breath-taking.� Known for his individual style, Biddell described his latest collection as “yummy wools and winter coats, things you can wrap yourself up and keep warm in.� The muse for this collection is a ‘strong minded’ girl, taking on the ‘battlefield of work and business’ with an ‘aggressive elegance.’ There is an edge and strength to the clothing, as though the pieces had the protective qualities of armour.


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wool coats, suit jackets and scarves. Trademark features of Biddell’s designs, such as hoods, asymmetrical cuts, and layering, are reinvented in his latest collection through structure and volume. The designer appeared on Canada’s first season of Project Runway, quickly becoming a

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favourite with viewers. His diverse range of interests, and unique perspective ensure the beauty and quality of his designs. “People inspire me,� said Biddell. “Like the musician Adele, who has taken ‘spectacle’ and turned it back into an art form. And my incredible sister, who is a like a renaissance woman she is so talented.� This familial influence is clearly seen in one of the night’s best sellers, the ‘Bettie’ dress – a simple short-sleeved, knee-length number with exposed back zipper, named for Biddell’s grandmother. The showcase also exhibited a number of Biddell’s earlier creations, including a dress from his Spring 2011, collection, ‘Kingdom’. Worn by Haley Gigg of Freyja Lifestyle Fashion, this garment features an intricate metal bodice fitted over a flowing backless dress. A second outfit, crafted from thin cork, was first exhibited at Toronto Fashion Week in 2010. “The care instructions are simply ‘oil after use’� joked Biddell.

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Merritt outlasts Smokies BY TIMES STAFF If the Trail Smoke Eaters didn’t have bad luck, they’d have no luck at all. The Smokies are hurting and have dressed only 13 skaters in most of their matches last week and again against Merritt Wednesday, yet they still manage to battle and keep games close. Up to the game Wednesday, the Smokies had split their season series with a second-place Merrit team, two wins, two losses and a tie, and were looking to add to that total. However, after taking a first period lead, the Cents stormed back and Brandon Bruce spoiled a great individual performance by Trail forward Garrett McMullen, by blasting a puck past the Trail goalie to give the Centennials a 4-3 win in overtime. McMullen netted a natural hat trick in the first period to pace the Smokies to a 3-0 lead over the Centennials, a lead they held heading into the third. However, the 17 shots Merritt peppered Smokie goalie Lyndon

Stanwood with in the second period was a good indication the Cents weren’t yet ready to roll over. Merritt’s Brendan Lamont scored the first goal early in the third and Jakob Reickert and Chad Brears netted the second and tying goals within 38 seconds of each other mid-way through the third to force OT. The Merritt win over Trail gives them a four-point lead on the Prince George Spruce Kings for second spot in the Interior Conference. With the Smokies season winding down there are only three more home games and two of them go this weekend when Trail hosts the Spruce Kings. The Spruce Kings boast the BCHL’s top scorer in Paul De Jersey, and a lethal Fitzgerald trio, while former Smokie and Prince George captain Ben Matthews makes another return to his old stomping grounds. The games go Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cominco Arena. Merritt makes another visit to Trail for the last home game Mar. 9.


Hawks hand out awards BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and the KIJHL handed out their end of regular season awards this past week and while some were expected there were a few surprises. The Nitehawks received the banner for top team in the regular season while Terry Jones took home coach of the year honours in the KIJHL, but as Jones points out, the award is for the whole coaching staff which includes assistants Jeremy Cominotto, Kris Boyce, Mike Morissette and consultant Dave Pasin. Nitehawks captain Chris Derochie was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike in the league and top scorer in the Neil Murdoch Division for finishing with 101 points while amassing only 20 minutes in penalties. Leading goal scorer Craig Martin took home MVP and Rookie of the Year awards for the Neil Murdoch Division, but the 16-year-old phenom who netted 48 goals this season and finished third in overall scoring with 96 points, inexplicably did not win top rookie in the KIJHL. Martin scored 21 more goals than the next closest rookie and scored five goals and added two assists in nine games as an AP with the Trail Smoke Eaters.

As for Martin, he says the awards are an honour, but far beyond his expectations at the start of the season. “I was hoping to contribute as much as I could and work hard every night and give the team a chance to win.” While he didn’t anticipate leading the league in scoring, he does have two very good reasons for his success. “It really helps playing with (Ryan) Edwards and Derochie on the line,” he added. “We just started playing together in training camp and it clicked.” Despite requests, the KIJHL has yet to release award winners. As for the Nitehawk team awards: MVP went to Derochie, top rookie to Martin, top forwards to Dallas Calvin and Edwards, top defenceman to Nick Perez, Most Popular - Tyler Collins, the Hawks Hit Man to Brantley Shapansky, Most Improved - Archie McKinnon, Most Inspirational to Josh Peters and Most Dedicated to Arie Postmus. The Pat Corrado award went to Mike Vlanich, the Bill Volpatti award for service and perseverance to Scott Davidson and Mason Spear and the Tom Meakes award for volunteerism to Paul Caron and Nikki Kuffert. The result of Thursday’s Nitehawks game was unavailable at press time.


Eric Chernoff hit eight 3-pointers including this one, to lead Mota Automotive to a win over Rock Island in Trail Men’s basketball action Wednesday. Mota will play Castlegar Realty in the final next week.

Castlegar, Mota to tip off in final Castlegar knocks off top seed BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

An intense evening of hoops hit the hard court at the J. L. Crowe gymnasium Wednesday and when the elbows stopped flying, the Trail Men’s Basketball League decided which two teams will meet in next week’s final. In a one-game playoff, the fourth seeded Castlegar Realty took on number one North Port to see who would advance to play the winner of the second seeded Mota Automotive and the third-place Rock Island Tape Centre in the TMBL final. In a spirited match,

Northport fought from behind most of the night, sending Realty to the foul line 13 times in the second half alone. When the ball stopped bouncing, Castlegar beat out the top-seed 89-81 Castlegar’s Chris Kalesnikoff nailed four three-pointers in the opening 20 minutes to pace the Realtors to a 45-32 first-half lead. However, the American side roared back early in the second half going on a 14-2 run to cut the lead to 47-46. Castlegar called a timeout, regained their composure and went back up by 10. Ed Canzian sparked the outburst when he drew a foul, stepped up and calmly sunk three straight free throws then came back with

one of three, 3-pointers from beyond the arc to seal it for Castlegar. Kalesnikoff netted 33 points in the game while Canzian added 24. In the late game, Rock Island led by as much as 13 points and finished the first half leading 43-37, before Mota Automotive seized control and cruised to a 73-65 win. Mota’s defence stepped up in the second half, limiting Rock Island to 22 points. The tape centre couldn’t douse the hot hand of Eric Chernoff as he pulled up and dropped three 3-pointers in a row to give Mota a 47-45 lead three minutes into the final frame. The point-guard dialed up eight long

distance baskets in total, leading Mota with 32 points, while Steve Mota added 14 of his own. Steve Thomas led Rock Island with 17 points. Last year’s champion Adrenalin Adventures from Rossland was bounced by Castlegar last week, in the fourth vs fifth elimination game. Only six points separated the first and fourth place teams in what has arguably been the most competitive and close seasons in the TMBL. The TMBL final between Castlegar and Mota tips off Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Crowe gym, while Northport will play Rock Island for third spot at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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The J. L. Crowe High School curling team comprised of (from left): Kelvin Harper (skip), Justin Umpherville (3rd), Spenser Soukeroff (2nd), Dakota Ravestein (lead), Dylan Gach (5th) and John Harper as coach, is off to the provincial high school curling championship in Dawson Creek. The team won the regional playdowns beating teams from Creston and Grand Forks earlier this month to advance to the B.C.’s

Will hockey endure fighting ban?


ood battle by a very shorters who don’t experience fighting handed Smoke Eater team in their development years unless Wednesday. they come to North America for One really, really junior play, is seen by some as a unlucky bounce away from beating positive thing, by many more as a powerful, and full strength Merritt preventing players from, “regulatCentennials squad in regulation ing,” bad behaviour like goaliebefore losing in overtime. running and high-sticking and Very few there to watch, even at general thuggery. DAVE $4 a pop, but those who were there Taking fighting out of the game were kept interested and entertained will certainly change the way it is throughout. Two more home games played, bringing the rules in line this weekend, then just one more with women’s and NCAA play, Sports ‘n’ Things hosting job, again against Merritt, and soccer. Whether die-hard for the Smokies this season. fans will be as willing to shell out Merritt and Prince George, this weekend’s money to support men playing that way at the top opponents, are thick in a battle for second place level is the question. in the interior division and home ice advantage There is a reason, after all, that the NFL, with in the first round of the playoffs. Trail plays both its almost unadulterated violence, is the world’s teams twice, so there will be intrigue and intensity most lucrative sports enterprise. to the games regardless of the Smokies’ long lost If there is to be such a change, it will come hopes of post-season play. quickly, as soon as next year. So, we may see, relaMeanwhile, the KIJHL playoffs are proving to tively soon, what a kinder, gentler hockey looks be a grind for almost everybody involved. There like, and whether we like it or not. has been only one sweep in the first round and, as of Wednesday, there had been seven games that CKEY The Gulch Cats Hockey HO went into overtime and a total of 17 decided by a Club would like to single goal. thank all teams It still appears that Beaver Valley and Castlegar, who participated the top two teams in the entire KIJHL, will meet in February 3rd-5th in the the Neil Murdoch division finals, although noth12th Annual ing was guaranteed either team as I wrote this. It should be a no-brainer to say that series, if “Cats CLUB it happens, will feature SRO crowds throughout. Gentleman’s That means get your tickets yesterday. The New York Times, of all sources, revealed Hockey Tournament.” Monday that there is a very good chance U.S. We would also like to recognize the Hockey, and Hockey Canada/the Canadian following Businesses and Volunteers for their Hockey League, too, will move sooner rather than donations and time. later to ban fighting at all amateur levels of play, Sponsors: including major junior. Molson Canadian AM Ford That’s a big sea change for the game, and would prevent up-and-comers from experiencing Redstone Golf The Doorway a big part of the pro game on their way there. Best Western Plus Ferraro Foods Of course, maybe the NHL will go that way, too, Trail Coffee and Tea House Rossland Trail Country which would change the game most of us grew up Club Canadian Tire: Trail with into something different. Cranbrook Golf Course Lordco: Trail The basic idea being discussed by interested Clive’s Coffee Bar OK Tire: Trail parties is: one fight, automatic suspension; two Summit Truck Repair Gerick Sports fights, much longer suspension, across all leagues, Speedpro Signs Castlegar Golf Club age levels, in the regime and carrying on into a Menza Luna Hair Studio The Colander new season; and, three fights and you are done for the (a) year, maybe plus. Rock Island Tape Centre Evergreen Physio The arguments on behalf of fighting in hockey: Volunteers: that it keeps dirty players “honest,” promotes, Steve Como Frank Como “respect,” and is craved by the paying public, are Randy (Devo) McLaughlin The Spud Shack Gang all being trumped by the worry about concusTrevor Allegretto sions, even though relatively few of those are seen Thank you to be caused by fighting. The pro instigator rule, for all your support promulgated chiefly to protect European play-



MILWAUKEE - When teams like the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings want new or upgraded stadiums, they face all sorts of financing hurdles, from skeptical civic leaders to tightfisted taxpayers and lawmakers -- and sometimes all of the above. It’s not that complicated in Titletown. In a clear example of how rabid their cheesehead fans are, the Green Bay Packers have raised $67 million the past six weeks by selling shares of stock for $250 apiece. The stock has no cash value, but it does grant shareholders the official privilege of calling themselves owners of the NFL’s only publicly owned team. “This was an opportunity that we were not going to pass up,” said Connie Overmier, 60, a Packers fan and Wisconsin native who lives in Ossian, Ind. “It’s the Packers. I want

to be an owner. I want to be a part of them.” Other teams can only wish their financial issues were as easy to resolve. The Rams just rejected a $124 million proposal from St. Louis officials to make stadium improvements that would have cost taxpayers about $60 million, and the Vikings are currently wrangling with Minnesota leaders over a new $975 million stadium that could involve nearly $550 million in taxpayer contributions. When the Packers decided to upgrade Lambeau Field - a $143 million effort to add 6,700 additional seats, high-definition video screens and a new entrance by next year they resolved not to ask for a single taxpayer dime. Instead, they reverted back to the old standby - a stock sale. More than 268,000 shares were sold by Wednesday, bringing in millions.


Offence to improve with new field THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The New York Mets won’t have to wait until opening day to gauge how the pulledin fences at Citi Field will lead to more long balls. Practice Field 7 replicates its exact dimen-

sions. Just outside the main diamond at Digital Domain Park, there’s plenty of room in the power alleys where there’s space to drive a truck between two chain-link fences a 16-foot high monster that kept balls in play

the first three years at Citi Field, and the hitter-friendly 8-foot wall the park will have this season. The Mets estimate 29 more homers would have been hit last season a definite benefit to slumping sluggers like Jason Bay of Trail.




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Begin to Belly Dance Come and get it Food Safe offered at Beaver Valley Rec Get into the groove with Ladies Beginner Belly Dance classes. Barbara Stang instructs this healthy and fun traditional form of dance. Classes go Tuesday evenings at the Montrose Hall from 6:45-8:15 p.m. until Mar. 27. Drop-in rate is $8. Bring a notebook and pencil if you want to take notes, water and a scarf or veil that fits around your hips. For more information about the classes, please call Barbara at 367-0151. Zumba is still going strong in the Beaver Valley. Join other women in this Latin inspired dance cardio class, instructed by fitness certified April Haws.

Get a 5 punch pass from the instructor for $50, a 10 punch pass for $85, a 20 punch pass for $140 or drop in for $11. When you buy a 10 or 20 punch card – receive one class free. Dates and times: Monday at the Fruitvale Hall from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 7–8 p.m., Tuesday from 9:30–10:30 a.m., and Thursday at the Montrose Hall from 7–8 p.m. Mar. 26 and 27 classes will be at the Montrose Hall. Tiny Tot Skating Lessons, instructed by Andrea Derksen, is designed for children 3 – 5 years with little or no skating experience. Andrea will encourage your child to skate through fun games and activities. Spring Break classes are Monday to Thursday both weeks of Spring Break, starting March 12–15 and 19-22 from 11:15–11:45 a.m. The cost is $36 for 8 classes and includes skate rentals. Please bring a hel-

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met and snow pants. Food Safe, instructed by Geoff Tellier, will be held on Mar. 24, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Club Room at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall. Cost is $70. Geoff will introduce precautionary procedures necessary for the prevention of foodborne illnesses. Topics include protection and preparation, receiving and storing food safely, varieties and characteristics of germs and types of food borne illness Line dance, instructed by April Biscaro, runs Fridays until April 13 from 10–11 a.m. at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall. March 30 will be located in the Montrose Hall. $1 drop. For more information please call Haws at 367-9733. Spring Break Skating goes at the Beaver Valley Arena, Mar. 12-16 and Mar. 19-23 from 1:30-3 p.m. Regular admission applies – Child $2.50 and Adult $3.50. Skate rentals are $2. Please call Kelly at 367-9319 to register for the above programs.

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Take a Spring Break: sign kids up for camp Spring Break is quickly approaching, and we have some fantastic camps to offer while kids are off from school. Spring Break Camp Chaos is for ages 6 to 12 and will run for two whole weeks this year. From Mar. 12 to 23 Trail Parks and Rec is offering full days of camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.). Each full week is only $105 (second child is $85), and this camp is NonTRP exempt. You will keep busy with games, activities,

crafts and projects, swimming at the aquatic centre and skating at the Trail Memorial Centre. Register early as spaces are filling up fast. Spring Break Hockey Camp is offering a full week of classes from Mar. 12 to 16. Ages 6 to 8 runs Monday to Friday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., and ages 9 to 12 runs Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Instructor Dave Colquhoun will be focusing on some new skills taught each class, and then practicing

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those skills through fun scrimmages. Get some extra playing time in a fun recreational atmosphere. Full hockey gear is required. This program is exempt from the Non-TRP fee. Cost is $45 per group. Junior Golf Camp offered by CPGA certified Kevin Nesbitt starts this month. The program consists of multi-level instruction and rewards, support materials, and assistance with developing the junior golfer. There are two

camps to choose from: beginners ages 7 to 13 from Mar. 12 to 14, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9 a.m.noon.; or intermediates ages 10 to 15 from Mar. 21 to 23, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $100 per camp and is exempt from the non-TRP fee. Public Skating will be offered daily throughout spring break. Check out the schedule by calling Trail Parks and Recreation. To register or for more information, call the Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.


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From left: Scott McKinnon of the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club teamed up with Scotia Bank employees at a game last week. The club sends a special thanks to Elin Mahon and Kim Ogston from the Scotiabank for raising $1740 on the 50/50 draw.


NHL Overall Leaders (not including Thursday games) EASTERN CONFERENCE GP d-N.Y. Rangers61 d-Boston 61 d-Florida 62 Pittsburgh 63 Ottawa 65 Philadelphia 62 New Jersey 62 Washington 63 Winnipeg 65 Toronto 64 Tampa Bay 63 Buffalo 63 Carolina 63 N.Y. Islanders 63 Montreal 64

W 40 37 30 37 34 34 35 32 30 29 29 28 24 26 24

L 15 21 20 21 23 21 23 26 27 28 28 27 26 28 30

OT 6 3 12 5 8 7 4 5 8 7 6 8 13 9 10

Pts 86 77 72 79 76 75 74 69 68 65 64 64 61 61 58

GF 169 200 158 202 199 203 172 172 166 191 176 156 166 148 164

GA 124 140 172 166 192 188 170 178 186 200 213 180 190 187 177

GP d-Vancouver 64 d-St. Louis 64 d-Phoenix 63 Detroit 64 Nashville 64 Chicago 65 San Jose 62 Dallas 64 Colorado 64 Los Angeles 64 Calgary 63 Minnesota 63 Anaheim 64 Edmonton 63 Columbus 63

W 40 40 33 42 37 34 33 33 33 29 28 28 27 25 18

L 16 17 21 19 20 24 22 26 27 23 24 26 27 32 38

OT 8 7 9 3 7 7 7 5 4 12 11 9 10 6 7

Pts 88 87 75 87 81 75 73 71 70 70 67 65 64 56 43

GF 204 166 166 202 181 198 178 168 168 138 151 139 161 169 146

GA 156 128 156 151 165 193 159 175 173 137 173 167 180 189 212

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1028 1023 1000 995 993 993 991 989 988 985 982 979 979 976 974 974 974 971 971 968 967 966 966 966 966 964 961 960 959 958 958 958 957 957 957 955 954 954 953 953 952 952 952 952 950 950 950 949 948 947 947 947 946 946 946 946 944 944 944 944 943 943 943 943 943 942 942 942 942 942

Lethal Enima Jo River Peters 4 (3) Kryski 08 (3) GPhelan17 (2) Gee Gee Sunshine Gal 61 (3) Hockey Widow Montreal Canadiens (2) Nnelg111 (2) What Ev The What What Datsyuk 13 (2) Chang 2 Shakey Jake Cellar Dwellers Harry Adcock Karod 2 Bak (5) Wong Yu Ming (2) Vancouver Canucks 2 (3) Blue Fox 56 (2) Ammo (2) Dwayne Pieman 1 Trail Blazer 1 Pollock 17 Slow Down (5) Cocobaly Berrylicious Cyclone Carter’s Penguins Harry-Oh Mark I Alexis Caputo (3) Heavenly Kid Rink Ratts (3) Taigur (2) Puck Offs 13 (2) Wolfpack (2) Wings #1 Situations (2) Dixie’s Crew D Jones Ariel 16 (3) Jangles Rippin Roddy (2) Kristy D (2) Cross My Palm (2) Em Tomm Owen 1 (3) Goals Galore (3) Head Shots (2) Crazy Eyes Johnny K (2) Almost Done (2) Team Jarome 2 Crap Shoot (3) Buck Naakeds 2 (3) Bombers (3) Lumpy Teeth Picker (3) Duley 1991 (2) Chrismedic (2) Rookie 60 Moy Chui (B) Homer (2) Phil Markin (2) Onyschak 12 (2) Black Cat (2) Swedin (3)

Total 942 941 941 941 940 940 940 940 939 939 938 938 937 937 937 937 937 936 936 936 936 935 935 933 932 932 932 932 932 931 930 930 930 929 928 928 928 928 928 926 925 925 924 924 923 923 923 922 922 922 921 921 920 920 920 920 920 919 919 919 918 918 918 918 918 918 917 917 917 916



Dofu Brain Shrinz #71 Quik Pics (2) Ty Wings (2) 66 Purple Pixies (5) The Jewels (5) Helen I Sean Waivery (3) HP O.V. sid (3) KD Montrose (5) Vancouver Canucks RGS07 (3) The Bench Dogs Kama Causey 2 Guy’s & a Girl Simon Darche Housekatz (2) Joe M The Gov Dusty’s Boys (2) Under Video Review (2) B.R.R. (2) Alana M (2) Shane Zetterbergians (2) Trail’s End (4) Filandia Lions Karma 777 (2) Karod Jet The Stokes (2) Quincy’s Rebels (3) POP (2) Warfield Bruins (2) Colts Oilers (2) Hot Ice Team Jarome (3) HABS (2) PEIre Ice Spray (2) Happy Gang (3) Wild Bulldogs Curly 13 (3) Buck Naakeds 1 Gone-Are-Wea Team J.C.A. (2) SuP Cuks (4) Fullerton 15 (2) Blaze Rebekarox 12 (2) Zleeper (3) The Eagles (2) Abner (3) Rocky Dickson Moms The Word Lingo 1 (3) Charles Picks (3) Limey Bulldogs HABZ (2) Lovatic Forever WK10 Bill Thompson (3) Ethan Caputo Tina Caputo Mustangs 1 Cindy Hill (2) Junior (3) Buck Naakeds 4 (3)

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Team The Squirrels (3) Be�Leafer� (3) Bob Kat (2) Kimi’s Team (4) Soap & Suds Jake 17 ALJO..5 (2) Mosies (2) The Goonies (3) Ice Bergs (2) Tequilla Sunrise Oh Susanna Lucy on the Fly Laurier Drive Bubbba 12 (2) Momma’s boyz (3) GGLVR Team Dragon (2) The Hot Wings (2) J Markus (2) Choncho (3) Rockheads (3) Canuck Chick 17 (3) fight wright (3) McQuiggan Five Hole Gus’s Picks Vice City (2) The Duke’s (3) T-Butts (3) Middle T French Fry (2) Boston Ava Misha 5 (3) Rosa Madame T (4) Edie Darche The Pink Ponies (2) Kpeebs (2) Thundervikes (4) Phillidalfia Redwings 10 (3) Myrt’s Team Red Hots Mic Mac’s (2) Groutage Road Hockey (4) Lonestar Kidz (3) Briellstars Hockey Girl (4) Bouttime (2) Draker 1 (3) Funlover Buck Naakeds 3 (2) Moy Chui (C) (4) Moose (2) Shrinz 55 Green Thumbs Tyra and Raya (2) Rosies Grandma M The Doers (2) C & E Contractors Kuhner Fantasy Phantoms (2) Benny Chui (C) Braeden Caputo (3) Jubileeglee (2) Tays Bruins Perry The Platipus (3)











896 896 896 895 895 895 895 895 895 894 894 894 894 894 894 893 893 893 893 893 893 893 893 893 892 891 891 891 891 890 890 890 889 889 889 889 889 889 888 888 887 887 887 887 887 886 886 886 886 886 884 883 883 883 883 883 881 881 881 881 881 881 880 880 879 879 879 879 878 878

Team Roblin 777 (5) Fatz Point Hog (3) Wieners The Scorpions Go Habs Go #12 (3) Percy B-52 (3) Dirk-Doug Canuckrailfan (4) See-U-Later (3) Pussnboobs Canucks Guest 001 LVGGR (2) Mountain Crest Leafs Mort (3) Colorado Avalanche (3) Merlz Pearlz (2) Team Forrest (2) Habs - 10 (2) Score 59 Lord Stanley 88 Eskies 1 (2) Erin McLean (2) Funtown Watson (3) Valley Raiders (2) JMAC (2) Double D (3) ALJO..55 (2) Barons The Twits Gale’s Team (5) Luccas Boys Mike 99 Yosh’s Team (2) Team Doyle (2) Robuster 1 (4) Team Jarome 4 (2) Belfast Giants The 69ers (2) Slag Gran Punch (2) Head Hunter Yosemite Canuck Smashing Brothers (2) Say Hay Angry Beavers (3) Team Jarome 3 (2) Larry McAuley The #1 Crunchers (4) Norwex The Brit (4) Bay Girls (4) The Blakeaways Wendy’s Team Sexy (2) Luongo Sucks (3) Bert (2) Sofaking retodit Lighting (2) Zeus (6) PHOBI (2) The Stuie Man’s (2) Huskers O Dog Boomboom 21 Jongs (2) Helloooo (4) Out of Bounds Dodger (3) The D’Ehmans

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Total 878 878 877 877 877 877 877 877 877 876 875 874 874 874 874 873 873 873 873 873 873 873 872 871 871 871 871 871 870 869 869 868 868 868 868 867 867 867 866 865 865 865 865 864 864 864 863 863 861 860 860 859 859 859 858 858 858 858 857 857 857 857 856 856 856 856 855 855 855 854



Beetstra (2) Regan (2) Benny Chui (B) Who Knows Stanley D Cups (2) Hawks 19 (3) Ice King (3) 4 my Boys (2) Adman Big Daddy (2) Procrastinator (4) Pee Wee Nanaimo Sena... Chooch Sister T (2) Neeksy Animal Bruins Stanley Cup Chris Gozdon The Red Bulls (2) Cosmo (2) Blue Boy Moy Chui Garn (4) Big Jake (2) Go Getter (3) Tessinators (3) Westside Warriors (3) Fricke Team (2) Swaggerville Vipers Elle’s Eagles (2) Newfie Parrott (2) Lire Lou Canadians Travel (3) Mawsky Bay Byes (3) Help (4) M 54 Rattlers The Cannons (2) Dicks Destroyers (2) Nasty Nelsons (4) Rose-Johnson (3) Daphne St. Cheryl Roblin Best Players Ever RITC (2) Grant #1 Lingo 2 (3) Mickey 1 Vikings (3) Jordan Roblin McCoy (3) The Lucky Pucks Colin The Shots Darren Caputo Rusty Chill-in Mickey 2 (4) Fudge (2) Skinner (3) Nasty Rich Bulldogs Empty Bottles Banana (3) Colleen 1 (3) Shaysee (2) Larry’s Lardasses (2) We Love Hockey (2)

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Coroner shares message of Sullivan Mine tragedy Doctor tells Florida meeting circumstances of four people that died at closed mine in 2006 BY SALLY MACDONALD Cranbrook Townsman

A local coroner has shared the safety message learnt from the 2006 Sullivan Mine tragedy with forensic scientists from all over the world. Dr. Gerry MacIntyre gave a presentation February 23, about the deadly incident to around 60 delegates at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meeting in Florida. “It was great to get the message of what happened out there,� said Dr. MacIntyre, who presented on

“the discoveries of what occurred, in conjunction with using a video that has been produced by Teck as a training DVD. “It was very well received. People from South Africa and Mexico, the mining industries, want copies of that. It definitely was worth pursuing and presenting.� On May 17, 2006, four people died in a severely oxygendeprived water sampling building at the toe of a reclaimed mine waste dump at the decommissioned Sullivan Mine. Contracted water sampler Douglas Erickson of Mayook went into the building on May 15. Two days later, fellow water sampler Robert Newcombe of Cranbrook went looking for him.

“They never realized this sort of situation can happen with a shortage of oxygen in the atmosphere. It’s something that is unique, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t happen again elsewhere.� DR. GERRY MACINTYRE

Shortly after that, ambulance paramedics Kim Weitzel of Kimberley and Shawn Currier of Cranbrook arrived on the scene and attempted to rescue the previous two victims, but also suc-

cumbed to the oxygen-deprived atmosphere inside the shed. “Before I got down to it, I contacted the families (of the victims) who were very supportive of it. There was nothing that went on that they didn’t know about. It’s going a little extra distance in making sure the message got out on these deaths,� said Dr. MacIntyre. He polled the delegates at the presentation - made up of coroners, medical examiners, toxicoligists and other forensic scientists - to see who knew about the tragedy. “Of the 60 people who attended the luncheon, none of them had heard of the Sullivan Mine incident,� said Dr. MacIntyre. “They never realized this sort

of situation can happen with a shortage of oxygen in the atmosphere. It’s something that is unique, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t happen again elsewhere.� The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is the largest organization in the world for forensics. About 4,000 people from around the world attended the conference. He said delegates from South Africa, Mexico, and U.S. states such as Georgia and West Virginia where mining is prevalent were all very interested in the findings from the Sullivan Mine tragedy. “Prevention is the key, and recognising this situation may prevent further deaths in the future,� said Dr. MacIntyre.

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Do not lie to ex-daughter-in-law’s debt collectors Dear Annie: Our son’s first marriage ended in divorce 10 years ago. From that union, we have a wonderful 13-year-old grandson. Our ex-daughterin-law, “June,” remarried quickly, and that marriage failed about 18 months ago. Apparently, she used our names as a credit reference, because we’ve been getting calls from several collection agencies asking for June by her most recent married name. After the first call, I told the agency I would not give out her phone number but would have June call them. I sent her a letter with the pertinent information. She phoned and said I should tell these callers I don’t know her. Lately, I’ve responded to these agencies by saying June hasn’t been in the family for 10 years and I don’t know how to reach her. Lying isn’t my normal operating



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procedure, but in this instance, it seems the safest. I don’t know what type of retribution there would be for our son, our grandson or us if June thought we turned her in. The calls are getting more frequent, and we’re tired of them. What do you suggest? -- Ex-InLaws Dear In-Laws: There are laws in place to prevent harassment of third parties by collection agencies. Keep in mind, however, that if the collection agencies have reason to believe you are lying to them about June’s location, you might not have much recourse in getting them to stop.

But please report any problems you have with a debt collector to your state attorney general’s office and the Federal Trade Commission ( Dear Annie: My husband recently retired, but I still work full time at an office. My problem? My husband does not feel he should have to help me in any way with the household chores. He absolutely refuses. I have asked him numerous times to please put dinner on before I get home from work, but it falls on deaf ears. I might add that he’s an excellent cook when he is so inclined. A number of his friends are also retired, and they joke among themselves about how domesticated they have become around the house, but my husband just won’t budge. I even mow the lawn in the summer and shovel the snow in winter. I may as well be liv-

ing on my own. I’m not getting any younger and am simply too tired to keep up with everything along with my full-time job. All I ask is that he take over a couple of chores so I can have a little downtime on the weekends. Is this too much to ask? Don’t suggest a housekeeper. He would never allow it. Nor would he ever go for counseling. -- Tired and Worn Out in Canada Dear Tired: Might your husband be depressed since retiring? It is not uncommon and could explain his lethargy and intransigence. But you should not be exhausted because he cannot or will not help out. If you are earning enough to hire housekeeping help, we recommend you do so whether he approves or not. You also could minimize your efforts around the house so that you handle your own laundry and meals and leave him to cook

and clean for himself. Of course, he still may not lift a finger, but at least you won’t be doing his work as well as your own. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Heartbroken Mother,” whose daughter thinks

her family will be an embarrassment at her upscale wedding. I chuckled because, recently, a friend was extremely worried about her “rough and tumble” blue-collar family behaving properly at her well-planned

and expensive wedding to a wonderful professional man. Well, liquor can even the playing field. Her family behaved perfectly. The groom’s upscale family, however, nearly ruined the event. -- Michigan



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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, March 3, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might find that others will block your efforts today, so there’s no point in being pushy. In fact, this opposition is hard to spot because it’s behind the scenes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Don’t go up against others in group situations today, because it will just be a waste of time. Differences related to romance, sports and possibly children are difficult to settle today. Patience is your only recourse. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your plans at home, especially for renovations or major changes, will be blocked by someone older or in a position of authority. (This definitely could be a parent.) It is what it is. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don’t be overzealous in selling your ideas to others

today, because they will not be receptive. Give people space and breathing room to make up their own minds. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Financial squabbles or quarrels about something you own might erupt today. You won’t be able to get your way, so give others a wide berth about these issues. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Someone definitely opposes your wishes today. Is this really such a big deal? After all, nobody can always get their way, can they? LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Just do what is expected of you at work today, because your ambitions will be thwarted if you extend your reach. You’ve got to know when to hold and when to fold. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) It’s not easy to get cooperation from others today in

group situations, especially with anything related to children or having to do with vacations or sports. Knowing this, don’t push your luck! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Be extra patient with family members today, because people are just not going to cooperate. In a way, is this really anything new? You just have to go with the flow.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Don’t be aggressive in pushing your views on others today, especially siblings and relatives. Lighten up! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Someone will not agree with your financial take on something today. Perhaps this person disapproves of your spending habits. Don’t take this seriously.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It’s not easy getting along with others today, but you are not alone! The whole world feels this in some way. Therefore, keep smiling and be patient. YOU BORN TODAY You totally embrace whatever you do. (You’re no slouch.) In addition to this, you often have a finely tuned skill or technique to bring to your work. Although you’re a sen-









sitive Pisces, you’re not scattered; you’re very focused. In addition, you are well-prepared for whatever you do. In the year ahead, an important choice will present itself. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Norman Bethune, doctor/humanitarian; Jean Harlow, actress; Jessica Biel, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Witnesses/ Information Needed Serious Accident October 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm. On Highway 3 at Michel Creek Old Town Bridge, near Sparwood, B.C., a wheel and tire assembly came loose from a tractor trailer rig, bounced off an oncoming truck and into a Chev Equinox causing severe damage and serious injuries. The truck that lost the tire and wheel assembly would have needed urgent repairs in the Sparwood or surrounding area. Anyone with knowledge of the driver and/or owner of the truck is urged to contact Ian at 604-420-4194.

Personals ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543

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Engagements Barb Robertson and Guy Chapedaine of Rossland, BC are excited to announce the engagement of her eldest son, Andy Davis to

Trina Duckworth Andy is the son of the late Tom Davis of Rossland, BC. Trina is the youngest daughter of Bill Duckworth of Fruitvale, BC and Denise Duckworth of Trail, BC. The happy couple is to be married September 1, 2012.

Congratulations and Best Wishes for a bright future Andy and Trina!

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Job Posting Production Technician 5N Plus Trail Inc. has an immediate opening for a Production Technician in their Indium Antimonide production facility. The successful candidate must be able to commit to shift work and be self-motivated and able to work independently. As this position is in a high purity metals facility, the candidate must adhere to strict plant cleanliness procedures as well as all safety protocols as deemed necessary. Requirements: The successful candidate must have: t BTUSPOHMechanical Aptitude; t B EFNPOTUSBUFELOPXMFEHFBOEPSFYQFSJFODFJO safe chemical handling; t FYDFMMFOUDPNQVUFSTLJMMT t B UUFOUJPOUPEFUBJMBOECFBCMFUPGPMMPX4UBOEBSE 0QFSBUJOH1SPDFEVSFTBOE4BGFUZ1SPUPDPMT t HPPEPSHBOJ[BUJPOBMBOEDPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMT t UIFBCJMJUZUPNVMUJUBTL t L OPXMFEHFPG8).*4BOEUIFVTFPGQFSTPOBM protection equipment; t B UXPZFBSUFDIOJDBMEJQMPNBPSFRVJWBMFOUXPVME be an asset. Please send resume, cover letter and references by March 14th, 2012 to: 8FUIBOLBMMBQQMJDBOUTGPSUIFJS interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 24991

The Corporation of The Village of WarĂ€eld Is now accepĆ&#x;ng Summer Students job applicaĆ&#x;ons for the following posiĆ&#x;ons: SENIOR LIFEGUARDS/INSTRUCTORS JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS/INSTRUCTORS SLIDE ATTENDANT • POOL CASHIERS • PARK MAINTENANCE SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM LEADERS Pick up your ApplicaĆ&#x;on Form and detailed job descripĆ&#x;on at the WarÄŽeld Village Oĸce, 555 SchoÄŽeld Highway or call 250-368-8202 to have a copy emailed to you. DEADLINE: April 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm.

Career Opportunity Receptionist/Administrative Assistant – Temporary (1 year term) Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources & Corporate Services, the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing a wide range of reception and administrative duties to support the operation of the office. This will be a temporary position for a one-year term. The successful candidate will provide general reception duties such as greeting visitors and answering phones, as well as administrative support to the department and other areas in the organization. The ideal candidate will have post secondary education, preferably in Business Administration and/or several years’ related experience in an administrative position. The candidate will be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite and be able to multi-task effectively, be adaptable to changing priorities, and work cooperatively in a team environment. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is March 9, 2012.

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Please refer to Job #1202 when submitting your application.

Public Library


Rossland 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 efďŹ cient 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 CertiďŹ cate or Community Library Training Program CertiďŹ cate. 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 or to the Rossland Public Library Board at P.O. Box 190, Rossland, and B.C. V0G. The competition will close March 15, 2012.


For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for ALL ages. Fruitvale Route 359 10 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Forsythia Dr Route 370 18 papers 2nd St, Hillcrest Ave, Mountain St Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 381 11 papers Coughlin Rd Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd

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The Village of WarĮeld is looking for a Pool Manager for the WarĮeld Pool starƟng May – August 2012.

Part Time Please apply at the front desk in person Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

The Pool Manager will be responsible for all AdministraƟve duƟes, Pool Maintenance and OperaƟon tasks as well as some Lifeguarding and InstrucƟng. Two years previous related experience is an asset.

No phone calls please 1001 Rossland Ave, Trail

The successful applicant MUST BE 21+ years old and MUST HAVE: Pool Ops 1 or higher; NLS; WSI; AEC or Standard First Aid; CPR – LEVEL C; LSI; WHIMIS; other instructor cerƟĮcates – WSIT; AquaĮt; NLSI; First Aid Instructor. A Criminal Record Check will also be required upon hiring.

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SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Sunday, March 4, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relations with partners and close friends might be a bit stiff today. This isn’t a big deal. Don’t get your nose out of joint. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Do routine work or behindthe-scenes research today in order to get the most done. Don’t expect too much cooperation from others. (It just ain’t there.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Don’t be disappointed if meetings and groups that you attend feel strained or stiff. This is just par for the course today. It’s happening everywhere! (No big deal.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is not the ideal day to ask for favors from people in authority. It’s not that they will refuse you, but they simply might not like the idea. After all, timing is everything, right? LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Romantic relationships with authority figures might be

stressed today. In fact, this is not a good day to ask for permission or authorization for anything from someone in a position of authority, including a parent. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Problems with travel plans might discourage you. Similarly, romance with someone from another background might disappoint. This is temporary. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might be disappointed in your fair share of something that was divided. You also might fear that you will be overlooked in some way regarding shared property. Just be patient. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relations with partners and close friends are cool and a bit restrained today. It’s important to observe good manners, courtesy and protocol today. (Do the right thing.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Romance likely will be a bit disappointing today. Even social occasions that should

be fun might feel strained or reserved. Just go with the flow, because there’s nothing you can do. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your plans to redecorate your home might be put on hold because of difficulties. Financial limitations or the wishes of others might temporarily hold you back. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) People are in the proper frame of mind today, which is why they are reserved and careful in all their communication. No doubt you have noticed! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) If shopping today, you will want to buy practical items that last for a long time. You feel thrifty and very careful about your spending habits today. YOU BORN TODAY You’re highly individualistic, and you value your independence. (You march to your own drum!) This is generally not a problem because you’re self-disciplined and willing to work hard. You can take care of yourself. You take great joy in running an

organized system at work or at home. Work hard to build something this year, because your rewards soon will follow! Birthdate of: Miriam Makeba, singer; Richard B. Wright, novelist; Tamzin Merchant, actress. For Monday, March 5, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today your mind is full of many ideas! That’s why you feel so energetic, enthusiastic and unsure of what to do first. Just choose something and jump in. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All kinds of discoveries are possible today. Secrets could come out. You might be shocked, or you might have shocking news for others. Anything can happen. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Young friends who are unusual or different from you might shock you today. Alternatively, you suddenly might meet someone new who is younger and very different, and make a new connection. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Surprising news from bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs might catch you off guard today. Nevertheless, the result will be that you feel liberated! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Sudden opportunities to travel are likely today. Be alert

for ways to promote your own interests in the law, medicine, publishing and the media. They exist! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Discussions about shared property, inheritances, insurance matters, taxes and debt might end up in a surprise for you. Keep your fingers crossed. (This could be favorable, or not.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is an exciting day because partners and close friends (even members of the general public) will hold a few surprises for you. Expect to meet new, exciting people and learn new, exciting things! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The introduction of new technology or something very modern to where you work is likely today. In fact, new, modern methods might benefit your health today as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Exciting, new romance is on the horizon! Unexpected flirtations might make your heart go flip-flop. (Parents should be extra vigilant about children today.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Any kind of spontaneous changes at home -- including last-minute entertaining and parties -- will delight you today. Real-estate deals suddenly might change for the better.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your mind is racing with original ideas today. You’re also very busy with errands, short trips and meeting new people. It’s a breathless day at a busy pace. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Unusual, money-making ideas might occur for you today. They could be related to the Internet or advanced technology. Be open to these ideas. In fact, all your money-making ideas are worth strong consideration today. YOU BORN TODAY You enjoy the company of others; however, you seek solitude to perfect a particular skill or technique. You have the discipline to do so, because you try to stay in touch with what you hope to achieve. This focus on your goals is the key to your success. A change might take place this year, perhaps as significant as something that changed around 2003. Birthdate of: Niki Taylor, model; Eva Mendes, actress; Mike Resnick, author. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Friday, March 2, 2012 Trail Daily Times


Students cook up Guatemala fare to raise funds for trip Tonight at the Riverbelle BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Third-year nursing students are bringing a taste of Guatemala to Trail tonight with a traditional rice and beans dinner to help raise awareness and funds toward an experience of a lifetime. Fourteen Selkirk College students are preparing to embark on their greatest practicum, yet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a three-week stint in the Central American country where they will teach community health prevention this spring (April 25-May 18). Collaborating with partners Association of Women in Solidarity, Mayan Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clinic of La Esmeralda, the Cooperative of Nuevo Horizonte and the community of Sipikapa, the students will work in community capacity teaching hand and dental hygiene and sexual health.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to working in a totally different environment, learning how to work with little resources and different cultures and learning how to build community capacity,â&#x20AC;? said student Braedon Mauro, who along with co-pilot Marlee Gaskell is heading the Trail fundraiser, one of many in the region planned to reach their $30,000 mark. The students have learned some insight of life in the povertystricken country in their Global Health Course taught by instructor Mary Ann Morris but look forward to a real eye-opening experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really community based so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m leaning toward once I graduate,â&#x20AC;? said Gaskell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So being out of the hospital and actually implementing our own kind of programs will be the biggest thing for me.â&#x20AC;? The nursing students completed their first practicum in an extended care facility in their first

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Third-year Selkirk nursing students Brittney Hansen and Kenzie Waterstreet are mixing up coleslaw for tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraiser dinner in Trail, with proceeds to outreach trip to Guatemala this spring. year of studies before working in medical, surgical and acute psychiatry by second year. Third year work experience focuses on the educational aspect of health, with Mauro teaching sexual health at a couple local elementary schools

while Gaskell is committed to street-outreach nursing in Nelson and working at Selkirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexual health clinic. Instructors Mary Ann Morris and Tammie Clarke along with volunteer Michael Chapman will

lead the fifth group of students over the past six years to visit Guatemala. The fundraisers put on by the students are not only an opportunity to bridge the gap between Guatemala and local communities in the region, but also act as team-building exercises before the group heads off overseas to spend countless hours together facilitating programs. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meal will tout traditional fare, including rice, beans, salsa, coleslaw, corn bread and dessert. But the event will also feature a silent auction, raffle and slide show presentation. Ten-dollar tickets can be purchased and delivered in advance by emailing trailbeansandrice@ or by calling 364-2076. Tickets can be picked up at JBS Business Services or at the door. The dinner will be held at the Riverbelle at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.



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Trail Daily Times, March 02, 2012  

March 02, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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