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Board faces tough task of reining in budget BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff
Teaching staff could be one of the areas the school district board of trustees makes cuts to for next year as they grapple with how to rein in costs for a shrinking budget. Nearly every facet of the school district operation is currently being laid open as less funding is expected to come from the province for next year’s budget — around $600,000 — prompting School District 20’s board of education to consider how they will do more with less. Prior to getting into an in-camera discussion about potential cuts to custodial, transportation and secretarial Wednesday night at Blueberry Creek Community School, the board heard from the Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union and CUPE along with the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) on where they saw education going. At this time, the board has only announced a vague list of areas where cuts could be made while it continues to make a record of potential savings behind closed doors. Board chair Darrel Ganzert says all school district functions and areas are under review, including: administration, clerical staffing, custodial services, facilities and teacher staff-
ing, libraries, services and supplies, sick leave, technology, trustees and transportation. “We’ve generated, for lack of a better term, an evil list and some things are just so outrageous that we’re not going to consider them as a board but we put them down on paper anyway,” said Ganzert Thursday. “We’re going through this big huge list and we’re eliminating the most evil, most unworkable, most impractical and then we’ll have a list that could possibly work and then we’ll seek union and public comment and then decide on a budget at some time in the future.” The cuts were first discussed Feb. 27 with senior district staff present to pinpoint some initial areas of consideration. After several closed meetings, the board will present its final recommendations to the union and DPAC April 12 with a public meeting shortly after. The school district faces a potential funding shortfall of approximately $1.4 million in the coming year due to cutbacks from the Ministry of Education’s funding formula and a declining school enrollment rate across the district.
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Crown seeks adult sentence for youth charged with manslaughter BY VALERIE ROSSI VALERIE ROSSI PHOTO
A crew of labourers with Mud Bay Drilling Co. Ltd. drilled wells on the former Esso lot in downtown Trail Wednesday as part of Imperial Oil’s effort to get its surplus property eventually up for sale.
Lot gets environmental assessment BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff
Future development on a former gas station lot at the entrance of downtown Trail could very well depend on what’s discovered during environmental assessment.
Contractor Mud Bay Drilling Co. Ltd. was on site at the old Esso lot on Victoria Avenue Wednesday to do routine drilling of wells that will be monitored over a period of time. “Our aim is to eventually sell the land but
this would depend on a variety of factors – including local market conditions and environmental condition of the property – so it’s difficult to speculate on timelines for when that would occur,” said Imperial Oil spokesman
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The fate of a Trail youth charged with manslaughter will depend heavily on whether the Crown seeking an adult sentence can make his case. The youth, who was 17 years old when he was arrested, appeared in Rossland Provincial Court Thursday when Judge Lisa Mrozinski scheduled a fix-a-date appearance in Castlegar for March 23. Crown counsel Phil Seagram and defense lawyer Ken Wyllie have reached an agreed statement of facts on what occurred last spring, when a 25-year-old Trail man suffered
fatal injuries sustained in an altercation before he was pronounced dead at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital May 15. The judge awaits a pre-sentence report with a psychological component to determine whether the accused has a psychological or mental disorder or illness. This will help her decide whether the accused should be handed an adult sentence for an intended guilty plea of manslaughter, which was downgraded from first-degree murder this winter. The youth’s identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
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A teen facing charges related to luring young people online is scheduled to appear in court next month for an intended guilty plea, it was decided at Rossland Provincial Court Thursday. The youth, who canâ€™t be named under the Youth Criminal
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LOCAL Regional district tax increase may be on horizon
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BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff
Residents in Trail could be paying four per cent more for their regional district taxes this year, according to preliminary budget numbers compiled by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. Although still not finalized, the RDKB could be placing a further 4.08 per cent requisition increase for taxes in 2012 on services it extends to the city as it prepares to put the final touches on its $18 million region-wide requisition budget for 2012. For Trail taxpayers on an average $250,000 property assessment, the increase means a $44 rise in taxes to $1,136. However, there are still two hurdles left to clear — finance committee approval next week and RDKB board final approval at the end of the month — before the “living document” becomes entrenched, said RDKB director of finance Gerry Gardner. “The numbers are interim,” he said. “And they are going “The numbers to keep changing right up until are interim. the time we have to approve it, which is the end of the And they are month.” going to keep Throughout the region, the changing right RDKB is asking for a 5.4 per cent overall tax requisition increase up until the 2012 from its 2011 number, time we have to in representing a $925,450 rise in approve it ...” the 2012 tax requisition over the $17.1 million amount the GERRY GARDNER RDKB asked for in 2011. Tax increases for individual residents throughout the regional district vary according to property assessment and the services being extended to the area. Area A’s preliminary requisition is around 5.25 per cent as of this week, with Area B at 2.07 and Area C at 12 per cent. Area D around Grand Forks is almost a five per cent increase, while Area E is nearly zero at .5 per cent and Big White is 3.3 per cent. For the municipalities, Fruitvale is 1.96 per cent, Grand Forks 4.25 per cent, Montrose one per cent, Warfield 2.6 per cent and Rossland is at 4.6 per cent. There were two municipalities that dropped in their tax requisitions, with Greenwood going down by nine per cent and Midway descending by four per cent. There have been five town hall meetings in the five electoral areas on the budget, explaining the details for each area, with Area A being the last one on Monday night in Fruitvale. Eight people came out to the meeting, said Area A director Ali Grieve. “If there is a big issue they will come out and if it status quo and things are okay,” she said. “(Directors and the RDKB) all work very hard to keep zero requisition increases, but through cost of living or labour costs, there are some things you can’t avoid.” In all, the regional district provides 65 services to five rural electoral areas — including the Beaver Valley (Area A) — and eight municipalities, including Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Warfield and Rossland. Those numbers are only for the regional district’s portion of the tax bill for the services they provide. The tax requisition number does not include municipal taxes for those living within those boundaries, or provincial taxes.
Third-year nursing students led by instructors Mary Ann Morris and Tammie Clarke along with Michael Chapman, retired high school teacher and community volunteer, raised about $4,000 at their rice and beans dinner in Trail last weekend. The Selkirk College students have raised almost $27,000 so far by hosting authentic Guatemalan dinners in the region in hopes of reaching their goal of $35,000 to send their class to the poverty-stricken country to complete a practicum this spring where they will teach community health prevention. The class has two dinners left – one scheduled for March 30 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Castlegar and another to be held in Balfour at a local church in early April. For more information, contact Angelene Phillips at email@example.com.
Parking debate on hold Limited revenue options FROM PAGE 1
BY ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News
Council voted to put off making any decisions on parking until the tender for the Columbia-Washington infrastructure project has been approved. At Monday’s committee of the whole meeting there was debate over whether they should decide now to get rid of the prospect of parallel parking altogether and save themselves the questions when public input begins. Mayor Greg Granstrom said that it could save them some trouble in the planning phase by designating angled parking to be the design to go with. Coun. Kathy Moore immediately questioned why this motion was being put forward prior to the ten-
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der coming back. “I thought we had decided we were going to have a very wholesome conversation once the tender is out and comes back and we see all that we’re looking at,” Moore said. “I don’t feel comfortable nuking any part of the design just yet.”
The district is considering areas for possible revenue generation, but those are very limited, Ganzert admitted. The board lacks the power of taxation and depends almost entirely on operating grants and targeted funding from the
Ministry of Education, he said. The shortfall prediction and the possible cuts could still be affected after the school district receives its funding announcement from the Ministry of Education when spring break concludes in two weeks.
Man charged in hotel fires THE GRAND FORKS GAZETTE A man has been charged in relation to two hotel fires that occurred in Grand Forks early Wednesday morning. According to Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison 47-year-old Grand Forks resident Christopher James Cusack has been charged with two counts of arson and endangering human life in relation to the fires at the
Grand Forks Hotel and Winnipeg Hotel Wednesday. “He was remanded to appear in Rossland court on March 8,” Harrison said but he couldn’t give any other details as it is before the courts. The fire to the Grand Forks Hotel destroyed the over-century old building while the fire at the Winnipeg Hotel was contained to the rear of the building.
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Teachersâ€™ strike window closing THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER Government legislation suspending any further job action at British Columbia schools is expected to become law by next Thursday, says Education Minister George Abbott.
Abbottâ€™s statement comes on the same day the teachersâ€™ union announced it doesnâ€™t expect another walkout ahead of spring break later this month. Teachers and more than 570,000 students returned to their class-
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independence leader in India who preached non-violent resistance to end colonial rule. Itâ€™s the second such reference the minister has made to needing a miracle worker to settle the acrimonious dispute. Earlier, Abbott said the mediator would need the ability to walk on water. Abbott said Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act, currently being debated in the legislature, is likely to be proclaimed law by next week. The legislation suspends all job action during an imposed cooling off period that expires on Aug. 31. â€œIâ€™d love to see this resolved by next Thursday so that as parents, and as teachers go into spring break, they
have some certainty as to what the situation will be when they come out of it,â€? he said. B.C. Teachersâ€™ Federation president Susan Lambert said the union has postponed a planned vote for its 41,000 members that would have set the next steps in the contract dispute. That vote could have approved a oneday walkout as early as Monday, but Lambert said the BCTF annual general meeting is set for next weekend, so the executive has decided to â€œstay the course,â€? at least until the week of March 19. Teachers have asked for a 15 per cent wage increase. The government said it wonâ€™t move off its so-called net-zero mandate.
Smart meter complaint rejected BY TOM FLETCHER Black Press
The B.C. Utilities Commission has dismissed an complaint by an anti-smart meter group trying to put a stop to BC Hydroâ€™s installation of the meters. Citizens for Safe Technology applied to the commission in late December seeking a â€œfreezeâ€? on the installation of wireless electricity consumption meters. Lawyer David Aaron argued that the provinceâ€™s Clean Energy Act exempts the installation from commission approval, but the legislation doesnâ€™t cover the â€œwireless and snooping component of the smart meter program.â€? The commission found that the term â€œsnoopingâ€? referred to a radio chip in each meter that would only be activated if the customer wishes to install an in-home feedback device to show electricity consumption readings from the meter on a small wall display. Once the smart meter system is complete, BC Hydro customers will be able to review their consumption by logging into their online account, which currently displays BC Hydro bills and a summary of manual meter readings and estimates of consumption.
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Minister grounds airline dispute question to me, especially when it comes to passengers and cargo and thatâ€™s exactly why weâ€™re going to be sending it over to the CIRB,â€? Raitt said Thursday. Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) had threatened earlier Thursday to lock its pilots out on Monday after they rejected the airlineâ€™s latest contract offer, while the International
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Lax policies allowed bureaucrat to abuse power THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - A federal public servant charged massages as office supplies, put in for bogus expenses, took home flat-screen TVs paid for with office funds and used a government car as a personal vehicle, all while bullying and browbeating underlings. These are among the findings of a damning report tabled Thursday by Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion. The case involves a western regional manager in Human Resources and Skills Development who is not otherwise identified. Dion said lax policies 5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:
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Endless political dirty tricks leaves us numb
was a young and idealistic aspiring journalist when the Watergate scandal broke in the U.S. in the early 1970s. This high water mark in investigative reporting wasn’t the reason I got into journalism, but it made me feel pretty damn good about the career path I had chosen. Being a reporter was not only cool, suddenly it was noble, too. Although it was a rightwing Republican president who eventually gave up his job, the Watergate story was never about left versus right; it was about right versus wrong. It was a time when the public could still get outraged that our political leaders would tolerate – and perhaps even orchestrate – petty dirty tricks in the hopes that it might give them some edge in the quest to achieve or hang onto power. It was different time. The Watergate story broke just after the heady days of the 1960s, when young adults believed that people power would bring about the kind of society (and all the trappings, like good government) that they deserved. How naïve we all were. Fast forward to today, a time when our societal dreams have been dashed,
our institutions discredited, even the heroes of our youth diminished by tawdry tales of sexual misdemeanors. The endless string of names – JFK, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi, Dominique Strauss-Kahn – along with countless U.S. presidential candidates have gradually desensitized us to seemingly rampant impropriety. It is as though we’d be shocked to learn of any politician who tells the truth, makes a courageous decision or even goes to church on Sunday for any purpose other than maintaining appearances. Canada’s politicians tend not to cheat on such a grand scale as some of the international characters mentioned above – it’s not our style, after all – but the Liberals’ adscam fiasco of just a few years ago and the Conservatives Pierre Poutine robo-call controversy of today show with absolute clarity that you can have the look of Mr. Rogers, but the soul of Dr. Evil. As a journalist, I am disheartened by the daunting hurdles that must be overcome before this story is laid out in full detail. In an age of crippled mainstream media, many newspapers that would have once gone after this story like a dog
after a bone simply don’t have the time or money to fulfill their mandate. Or, for that matter, cajones. Voter suppression is broadly believed to be a mainstay election campaign technique developed by the Republican Party in the U.S. It is matter of record that some successful Canadian politicians have attended courses in the U.S., where such campaign techniques are taught. It’s also reasonable to assume that if the right wing parties have achieved that level of sophistication in election manipulation, then their counterparts in the centre and on the left are seeking out their own ways of getting an edge, too. But discovering the full detail of corruption and then reporting it will not be
an easy task. It will require the kind of resources and time that most media can illafford to invest in this day of diminishing revenues. And, with consumers grabbing their news from Google, will a large investment of time add one dollar to cashstrapped newspapers? But then one wonders, what if those media outlets did complete the reporting job? Would exposing the wrongdoers actually bring about meaningful change? Where is the public outrage? Will anyone even remember this story by the time the next federal election rolls around in 2015? Or are we all so anesthetized by postmodern cynicism that we just assume cheating is the standard political M.O.? No one need wonder why voter levels are at such pathetic lows – changing parties amounts to not much more than changing suits. They all eventually get dirty. If there is a glimmer of hope, it is that the users of new media – the social media – will hold our dishonest politicos to account. Maybe we’re not quite at the point of an Arab Spring, but the concept is not so different. When our institutions fail us, it is up to citizens to raise their collective voices
and demand better. Standing up. Really standing up. Not taking two seconds to sign a form letter on the lobby site avaaz. org. Instead, being willing to stand up means getting actively engaged in conversations with people just like you – and the people who you want to listen to you. Much has been made by the problems created by the subservice group Anonymous, the secret society of web-savvy hackers who mess with anyone who tries to suppress the free flow of information. I don’t approve of all of their techniques, but I do support any organization dedicated to getting the truth out in the open, regardless of consequences. (It’s easy to see why authorities are so anxious to shut them down.) I wish a group like Anonymous would commit to making our federal political parties a full-time project. Knowing any deception will be exposed, those politicians are less likely to try to lie, deceive and manipulate. Short of that, the evidence suggests voters are well advised to expect more of what we have become so accustomed to. Doug Firby is Editor-inChief of Troy Media.
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LETTERS & OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Who would want their child educated in B.C. next year? Unless you have the ability to afford private school, I do not think anyone would if they took a few minutes to learn what this is all about. Bill 22 will eliminate classroom size restrictions. Would you put your 11-year-old child in a classroom of 40, 6 of whom are special needs, with one Education Assistant, and one teacher. Would you think that your child will get the best education experience possible in this situation? Now imagine if it were 50? Does this seem unrealistic? Our school district needs to cut $1.5 million this year. How are they going to do this? Cut a program, increase class sizes from 32 to 40+, cut a librarian? What would you do? This is a reality, and it will start next year. Bill 22 will eliminate the number of students with Special Needs that can be in a classroom. It used to have a cap of three. These students need oneon-one assistance in most activities. How can a single teacher address this properly, and teacher 30+ students? Imagine 40+ students. To think that the educational potential will be met by any of the students in this situation is inconceivable. Image your child in this class. This is a reality, and it will start next year. Bill 22 eliminates the requirement for the superintendent to
report to parents and the public on class sizes. This purposely suppresses the transparency of what the situation will be to parents and to the general public as a whole. They will never have to address this, and ensure that every student is being attended to properly. A balanced budget, or your childâ€™s report card. What will you care more about? Whether the school districtâ€™s budget is met, or how your childâ€™s class is hindering his or her performance. What will be more important to you? This is a reality, and it will start next year. Bill 22 results in a â€œnet zeroâ€? wage freeze. Imagine a new teacher entering the profession in B.C. The starting wage is $48,000 before taxes. It takes 10 years of full-time teaching to achieve $66,500 also before taxes. Who is going to do this after 5 years of education? A newer teacher, one that truly cares about students, will not help questioning how is it fair to earn less each year â€“ for the next three years, and be expected to do more. More students per class will mean more work, and inflation alone kills any rate increase of pay. Never mind increases to ICBC, insurance, and utilities. Really good teachers are going to be lost. This is a reality and it will start next year. Bill 22 addresses many more issues and concerns. As a par-
ent, wanting the best education possible for my child, is what I care about. With much larger class sizes, less special needs assistance, no reporting by superintendents, and the loss of good teachers, my child will not obtain the potential that he or she can achieve. This is a reality and it will start next year. And for those that argue that class size does not matter â€“ I taught at B.C.â€™s #1 ranked school (St. Georgeâ€™s) for two years, and what do they advertise first â€“ low class size. What is it? A maximum of 21. All my courses had no more than 18, and I even had a few at 10 or less. What did they pay each teacher? 10 per cent more than the BCTF. If you want results, you reduce class size, and reward teachers; not demoralize them. Otherwise, we will just be watching the rest of the country move ahead of us and our children will lose out. It is no secret why the U.S. and England are ranked so low. They are 17th and 31st respectively. Please join me as a teacher, and as a parent, to fight to kill this movement. Teachers need your support, your children need your support. I really love B.C., I do not want to move, and I should not have to contemplate homeschool! Colin Adamson Rossland
ADHD study results alarming An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News Imagine something as innocuous as the date of your birth having an effect on your wellbeing. With news that ADHD has been overdiagnosed among young students in classrooms, such a notion may be an unfortunate reality. According to a study based on nearly a million B.C. children, if a student has the misfortune of being born in December instead of weeks later in January, the chances increase of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The numbers are alarming. Boys who were born in December were 30 per cent more likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD than boys born in January. For girls, the number climbs to 70 per cent.
The reason is obvious. Students born 11 months later than their peers in the same classroom are almost a year younger - a big difference for a six year old. Not only would height and weight be noticeably different, but so would levels of maturity. With an apparent â€œproblem,â€? explanations will be sought and, with ADHD being the most common behavioural disorder diagnosed in children, the chances of getting such a label is the most probable. According to the study by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, girls were 77 per cent more likely, and boys were 41 per cent more likely, to be given a prescription for a medication to treat ADHD if they were born in December than if they were born in January.
And itâ€™s this treatment, not the label, thatâ€™s the biggest worry. Drugs used to treat ADHD have been linked to insomnia, dizziness, weight loss, anxiety, irritability and a host of other side-effects. There have even been concerns over heart problems stemming from stimulant ingredients found in drugs such as Ritalin. While some children may need such medication to function in life, itâ€™s unnecessary, and possibly dangerous, to medicate kids who are simply more immature than their peers. For overall health in our youth, one hopes this study, which included 937,943 children aged six to 12 over an 11-year period, will create more thorough diagnoses in the future.
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PEOPLE OBITUARIES HAND, DOROTHY MARY — passed away March 6, 2012. She was born in Nelson, BC on April 9, 1923. She will be lovingly remembered by her children John of Trail, Mary Louise Allan (Charles), three grandchildren, Brian, Brent and Thomas of Maple Ridge, BC. She is also survived by her brother Edward (Marie) of Niagara Falls, two nieces, Sherry and Myra and one nephew, Ken. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Thomas (Chick) in 1996. Burial will take place in Grand Forks. A special thank you to Columbia View Lodge for their wonderful care. A service will be held Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00pm at Carberry’s Chapel. *** UNDERWOOD, WILHELMINA (WILLY) — March 2, 1918 – March 7, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, Willy Underwood. Willy was born in Arnhem, Holland, where she met her husband Robert (Bob), and came to Canada as a war bride. They settled on a farm in Fruitvale, and raised a large, happy family. She is survived by her children; Shirley (Lawrence) Miller, Ron (Wendy), Fred (Marge), Eric, Delina, Wayne (Heather), and David (Helen). She was very proud of her grandchildren Ryan, Karolynn, Jennifer, Tyleen, Serena, Monica, Joey, Breanne and Garrett and her great-grandchildren, Shelby and Mitchell. Willy was devoted to her family; she spent many winter evenings knitting toques and slippers for her children, or baking bread and pies. She also loved bingo and was a regular for years at the Lion’s Bingo. She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1997, grandson Matthew in 2008, and grandson Adrian in 2011. She will be sadly missed and loved forever. Rest in peace Mom. By request, there will not be a service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. Donations in Willy’s name may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital at 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1 or online at www.bcchildrens.ca
Kaslo woman has plenty of inspiration BY SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star
A Kaslo woman is saddling up for the Ride to Conquer Cancer this summer, but is in need of support to get the wheels rolling. Inspired by her father, Asia Hoffart will be cycling in the annual 320 kilometre tour from Vancouver to Seattle to raise money for cancer research. Hoffart said her father, who participated in the ride with her in 2009, is her inspiration for doing the ride again this year. “This past summer he went though intense chemotherapy and radiation,” said Hoffart. “I just don’t want anyone else to have to go through what my Dad went through, and everyone else in my family who I’ve lost to cancer, went through.” She said her father’s positive attitude had a big impact on his recovery. “He’s doing fantastic, he’s almost back to normal weight. Looking at him now you’d never
know that he had cancer.” Hoffart is required to raise $2,500 to participate in the event and has already begun with her Spinathon event at the NDCC last weekend. Although only five people showed up to participate in the four-hour stationary bike ride, Hoffart said it was a successful initial fundraiser. With about $1,750 left to go to reach her goal, Hoffart says she’ll be planning several more fundraisers as well as training as the time winds down to the event. “I’m an avid cycler, I train every day to begin with but that’s just part of the regiment for training,” said Hoffart, who has been training for the event since November. Hoffart said participating in the ride is her way of being involved and trying to create awareness. “Every little dollar helps SAMUEL DOBRIN PHOTO Asia Hoffart will take part in a 320km bike ride to raise money for towards finding the end cure and making it a world without cancer research. cancer.”
Players visit school to thank students
Director plans to explore ocean’s deepest point
BY PHILIP RAPHAEL South Delta Leader
Students at Beach Grove Elementary school in Tsawwassen got in touch with some Canadian sports history Thursday morning that they played a small role in when a pair of BC Lions players brought the Grey Cup along with them for a visit. The two, wide receiver Marco Iannuzzi and fuulback Rolly Lumbala, also brought along thanks for the inspirational notes the Grade 3/4 class sent them just prior to the Grey Cup Final last November that the Lions won, beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23. Teacher Lynda Tyler, a big Lions fan, said she got her students to pen the notes as a way for the youngsters to look beyond themselves, being aware of what is happening in the community, and appreciating what other people are doing. “I think quite often we look more inward than we do outward,” Tyler said. “And I think community service is really important and especially for kids at this age range, they need to start being aware of what’s going on around them.” The idea to send the notes was
based on the concepts in the book “Have you Filled Your Bucket Today?” by author Carol McCloud which outlines what you can do on a daily basis to fill up someone else’s invisible emotional bucket. “Because I’m a big football fan and because it was a really big event coming up (99th Grey Cup in Vancouver) I thought this would be a good opportunity for the kids to reach out and do something nice for somebody else,” Tyler said. After the Lions’ practice on the Friday prior to the Sunday Grey Cup Final, each of the players’ lockers had a special post card note taped to it bearing words of encouragement. Lumbala, who has been with the Lions for the past four seasons, said the messages came at a good time for the team, especially after the season started with five consecutive losses. “What you guys did for us was extremely inspiring,” he told the students assembled in the school’s gym where the Grey Cup was on display. “It was a long week. We were just finishing practice. We were tired and when we got to our lockers and everybody had a little encouragement with the posters on our lockers. What it did for us was extremely inspiring.”
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ENTERTAINMENT Piano duo entertains Charles Bailey crowd BY SEAN BRADY Married piano duo Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung shared both the stage and a piano in their March 6 performance at the Charles Bailey Theater. Their set was one that drew from a variety of composers both classic and modern and of various styles, but it was the immense command of the piano they showed that tied the entire performance together into one amazing demonstration of skill and love. Each with their own set of impressive laurels, including Bax’s first prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition and Chung’s first prize at the Stravinsky International Competition, the two are not only talented on their own, but together are capable of redefining the very concept of a duet. The night began with a charming confession by Italian-born Alessio, who said that before arriving he had no insight into Trail’s
rich Italian heritage, but he promised to continue the show in Italian, which he did briefly to a very appreciative audience. The two-part set’s diversity was apparent, with compositions from Austrian classical composer Franz Schubert, four tangos from Argentinean Astor Piazzolla, and a series of waltzes from Johannes Brahms. In their opening rendition of Schubert’s Fantasie in F Minor, there was a remarkable use of the entire piano, and the performance exhibited range and depth I had no idea a piano duo could cover. After the opening performance, Alessio addressed the audience and explained that the series of Brahm’s waltzes was not commissioned and therefore not meant to draw a huge applause, but he playfully noted that they “wouldn’t mind that.” The sixteen waltz series played back-to-back did just that; it drew huge applause.
In the second half of the concert, Trail was treated to a piece entitled Centaurus A that had never been performed in British Columbia. The night’s closing performances were a series of tangos composed by Astor Piazzolla. These performances showed a deep interfamiliarity and love between the married duo as they improvised and playfully performed four pieces that, due to the intimacy involved, Alessio admitted he was not allowed to play with anyone else (but, also that he wouldn’t want to.) At one point Lucille playfully reached across onto the opposite side of the piano and cheekily finished Alessio’s part of the tango with a certain loving smirk. Bax and Chung were presented by the Trail Society for the Performing Arts as part of their concert series concluding on April 3 with “Tiller’s Folly” a distinctly Canadian and Celtic folk music experience.
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The Healing Stream I recently read Fanny Crosbyâ€™s songJesus Keep Me Near the Cross. The ďŹ rst verse says: Jesus keep me near the cross, there a precious fountain, Free to all a healing stream, Flows from Calvaryâ€™s mountain. In reading this old song that I have sung hundreds of times those words spoke to me again. This beautiful hymn draws us closer to the cross; it reminds us of the signiďŹ cance of the cross and the need to have it ever before us. It reminds us as well that from the cross of Christ ďŹ‚ows that healing stream, in that stream is love and mercy and grace and forgiveness and peace and joy. In Galations 4:14 we read, â€œMay I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.â€? THE SALVATION ARMY
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We are not to boast about what we have or what we have accomplished in life, but only in the cross. We are in the season of Lent and heading toward Easter, over these next weeks let us seek to learn more of what the cross means for us. No matter who we are or where we are on our faith journey we can become closer to the Lord. The ďŹ rst few lines of the second verse of Fannyâ€™s song say- near the cross a trembling soul, love and mercy found me. There are times we donâ€™t always understand, times of doubt but His love and mercy come always come to us when we ask. Major Heather Harbin The Salvation Army
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Soup and Buns luncheon next week Members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help council of the Catholic Womenâ€™s League of Canada, were pleased to welcome Maggie Atkins as a CWL new member. The enrollment ceremony was conducted by OLPH president Teresa Mandoli. OLPH CWL members will be hosting the Soup and Buns luncheon on Wed. March 14 at St. Anthonyâ€™s Church. All proceeds go to Development and Peace Charity. Members were reminded of the course called Believe- which teaches and discusses the Creed of the church. Sessions are at OLPH overflow on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm and Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. for 6 weeks. All interested people are invited to attend. Confirmation will be held on April 15 at OLPH. Members passed a motion to purchase a book, Handout for Teens , for each Confirmation candidate. The Diocesan Convention will be held this year in Kelowna on May 3-6. Members are encouraged to attend. To conclude the evening members sang the hymn Trust in the Lord and then gathered socially for coffee. The next meeting of OLPH CWL will be on Tuesday, April 3 and new members are welcome. For more information contact Teresa at 250368-1831.
ST. FRANCIS/ST. ANTHONYâ€™S CWL
Lent discussed St. Francis/St. Anthonyâ€™s CWL began their March meeting with opening prayers and welcomed a new member, Patricia Nutini. Sister Norma and past presidents, Ivana Rhodes and Marjorie Nutini performed the initiation. After minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurers report a letter was read concerning planned parenthood which many members do support. Old business included a report by Rosemarie Mandoli on the â€˜soup and bunsâ€™ luncheons held and the World Day of Prayer. Both events were a huge success and many thanks were extended to all that helped. There was a reminder of our Diocesan Convention to be held in Kelowna May 3rd 6th. Anyone expecting to attend should apply by April 15th. We will be holding our annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale on April 1 after 8:30 Mass in St. Anthonyâ€™s Parish Hall. All members are encouraged to get out their favourite recipes - especially Easter Bread. Spiritual convener Rosemarie Mandoli led a special devotion entitled â€œLiving Lentâ€?. Topics such as â€˜What does Lent mean today?; How do we keep it? What can our families do?â€?. All members participated in the readings and found it most thought provoking. Education convener, Ruth Guercio reminded us that we will be seeing a DVD entitled Ethics for Journey. She also distributed booklets for each member entitled - â€œAdvance Care Planning- a Catholic Faith-based Perspective. Members were also encouraged to vote â€œYesâ€? when considering if veils should be banned during oaths of citizenship. This question can be accessed at â€˜httpi//wwn. cbc.ca/newes/your community/2011/12shouldveils-be-banned-during-oaths-of-citizenship. htmlâ€™. A short reading presented about St. Patrick whose feast day is March 17 was presented. He worked many miracles and his saying concerning the Blessed Trinity is well known - â€œThere is but one God and three divine persons- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spiritâ€?. Picking up a green shamrock he said, â€œEven as there are three leaves on this one stem, so there are three persons in one God.â€? After closing prayers, refreshments were served. Next meeting is Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Have a blessed Lent!
Trail Daily Times Friday, March 9, 2012
Trail youth to speak on upcoming missionary work Luening shares details Sunday at 10 a.m. at LDS Church TRAIL – Christopher Luening has become known in the community in the last year as an MMA fighter with the Pride Gym. He put his heart and energy into training and fighting, but looks forward to chaneling that enthusiasm and love into the service of his fellowman. The son of two parents who both served missions in Switzerland for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), Luening planned at a young age that he, too, would become a missionary. Throughout his youth, he developed a strong conviction to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and an even stronger desire to share his beliefs. He has had the opportunity to work often with the local
Christopher Luening has been assigned to serve in Germany for two years. missionaries and has seen how it changes and enriches people’s lives. He began the application process to serve a mission almost a year ago. In November, Christopher was surprised as he read the letter from Thomas S.
and raised in Hamburg, Germany until he moved to Trail with his family at the age of six. He realized he would need to relearn German. The primary role of missionaries is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people who are interested and are seeking truth. Many people request missionaries to visit after viewing the website LDS.org. and Mormon.org.. Missionaries also offer service to the communities and individuals they meet while proselyting. They prepare financially before their service to support themselves in the mission
field through personal savings. Missionaries are transferred to different cities and companions throughout their mission boundaries. On March 14, Luening will enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, where he will be taught the German language as well as proselyting and teaching skills. After five weeks of training, he will begin his service in Germany. Luening will be keeping in contact with his family through weekly e-mails. “Those will be awesome days!” he replied when he learned that he can phone home
on Mother’s Day and Christmas. Missionaries remain in their mission area for the duration of their assignments and are committed to their responsibilities 24/7. It requires a lot of determination and sacrifice, but missionaries develop a great love for the people they serve. Luening welcomes all who wish to attend to come and hear him speak this Sunday at 10 a.m. at the LDS Church in Trail. There will also be an open house at the same location from 1:30-4 p.m. for friends and acquaintances who would like to wish him well before he leaves.
Seedy Sunday offers tips and fun BY TIMES STAFF Rossland’s second annual Seedy Sunday with dinner and a movie goes Sunday at the Rossland Miners’ Hall from 3-5:30 p.m. with free kids crafts and growing potatoes with Jeremy Lack at 4:30. Vegetarian chili dinner at 5:30 p.m. is $5 and the movie “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” runs at 6:30 p.m. also $5.
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Monson, the President of the Church: “You are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to serve in the Germany Berlin Mission… for 24 months.” Luening was born
March 8, 2012 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:
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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.
The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.
The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.
The government supports seniority but qualiﬁcations must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.
The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.
The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.
The union says that government refuses to negotiate.
There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.
The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.
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The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.
2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.
It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.
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Cranbrook council considers option of deer relocation twice about the relocation of urban deer. In the past month, the city has received two letters from the public
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Students creating sturgeon mural BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Creston Valley Advance
Creston Valley school students, including those in Bountiful and Yaqan Nukiy, are busy painting wooden cutouts of sturgeon fish, which will be mounted on the chain-link fence beside the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce. The catch of 732 cutouts â€” from J.H. Huscroft Ltd. mill ends â€” is the result of efforts by Creston resident Ian Currie, who cut each of them out. â€œI couldnâ€™t believe it when Ian volunteered to do them all,â€? Judy Gadicke said last week. â€œWhat a guy!â€? Gadicke, who teaches at CanyonLister Elementary School, said a small grant from Columbia Basin Trust was stretched by discounts offered by Pyramid Building Supplies for paints, brushes and saw blades. The sturgeon cutouts will be painted and mounted on the fence in a similar fashion to the Stream of Dreams mural installed on the Centennial Park south
fence last year. â€œI asked for and received permission to use the Stream of Dreams concept on a sturgeon theme,â€? Gadicke said. Painting the fish has become part of studentsâ€™ studies of sturgeon. Each spring elementary school students take part in a sturgeon release program. â€œThis year, the sturgeon release coincides with Rick Hansenâ€™s visit to Creston to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Man in Motion tour,â€? she said. â€œRick has written a book about sturgeon and we are going to ask him if he will paint one of the fish for the mural.â€? In addition to writing Tale of a Great White Fish, a childrenâ€™s book, Hansen also hosts an annual tag and release sturgeon fishing tournament. Gadicke said students will finish painting the fish after spring break and that the cutouts will be installed on the fence in time for the Man in Motion 2012 tour and sturgeon release event on April 18.
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Clockwise from top: The West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association handed out its top gun awards on Saturday at the Cominco Arena, while others, like Joel Dasti, Carol Dasti, Garrett Simm and Ryan Thatcher cashed in on some great raffle prizes. The Association’s Terry Hanik honoured George Roberts while Joy Bonin admires one of the evening’s impressive guests.
Association honours year’s best BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor
Over 300 hunters, fishers, conservationists and supporters gathered at the Trail Memorial Centre for the 55th annual West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association banquet last weekend. The annual awards dinner recognizes accomplishments in the field, by both hunters and conservationists, and is an opportunity to socialize and admire the incredible mounts and displays of local taxidermists and businesses. “It was a hugely successful event,” said Association president Mike Lerose. “The support from local businesses and the community in general was just amazing.” George Roberts emceed the event and
was later awarded the Pat Archibald trophy for service and dedication. The membership rifle draw went to a very deserving and long-time member Al Connel. In the junior division Mat Thomas won the Grand Aggregate and top spot for his black bear that scored an impressive 19 15/16. Thomas also took first place for typical whitetail while Tyson Angerilli won for non-typical mule deer and Kam Sbitney took home first place for typical mule deer. Matthew Dominici scored the largest Kootenay moose, Dawson den Biesen won first for Mountain Goat, and Jessica Critchlow took typical elk honours as well as the John Shannon Memorial for largest elk (274) in the junior division. In the senior class Marty Thomas took
home the Championship Cup and first place for his typical mule deer with a score of 184 2/8. Thomas also took home biggest stone sheep honours while Ryan McLaughlin won the Archery Award. Peter Eldridge won for black bear, Austin Peet took first place for largest grizzly, Gerald Merlo for Cougar, Don Miller won for typical whitetail, and John Urquhart Jr. for non-typical whitedeer. Don Campbell was tops for typical elk, while Mike Rieberger won the George Commander award for largest elk and first place for his non-typical elk. Mike Bartsoff won for northern moose, Rick Dominici for Kootenay moose, and Jillian McLean won the largest animal taken by a female award and first place for her wolf.
While the Trail Smoke Eaters finish their season on the outside looking in, a small consolation will be that a pair of Trail residents and former Smokies will enjoy a well-deserved run at the BCHL title this year. Former Smokies coach Jim Ingram and Trail native, forward Logan Proulx have been instrumental in leading the Cowichan Valley Capitals into the playoffs this season. The Capitals finished in eighth place and far out of the post season last year, but with the addition of Ingram and Proulx the team has rebuilt itself into a contender. “We’ve had a good feel all around,” said Ingram. “Right from day one, our organization was just looking to make some positive changes, we did and it’s just been contagious.” The coaching staff made some difficult decisions and with the invaluable aid of associate coach Dale Purinton, basically blew up the team and started from scratch. Only four players remain from last season’s squad. Ingram joined the Caps last summer after stepping down as Trail’s head coach in March. “I said, ‘where we at?’ and he (Purinton) was real honest with me and we made a bunch of tough decisions on kids and then lived by them. They weren’t easy but we knew we had to go in a different direction.” With two more wins, the Capitals will have made a 30-point turnaround from last season and can finish as high as first place in the Coastal Conference. The Caps need to win their last two and have Surrey lose its final game to tie them at 81 points. They’d also need Powell River Kings to lose two of their final three games. If the Kings win all three, they will take the Coastal Conference title, lose all three and they can finish as low as fourth. “Everybody beats everybody down here,” said Ingram. “We don’t have the Penticton that you guys have up there, it’s certainly a tighter division.” The Smokies traded Proulx to the Capitals in early November for future considerations. Admittedly, Proulx struggled at home with the Smokies to start the year, netting a modest three points in 13 games. But he has flourished on the Island. In Proulx’s last 13 matches with the Capitals, he has five goals and six assists for 11 points, and has 15 goals, 13 assists for 28 points on the season. “He has been unreal, Just an awesome fit for our hockey team,” said Ingram. “Not to pigeonhole him, but we brought him in as a third-line guy but we’ve played him absolutely all over the place. He’s been on the power play, he’s pretty much a fixture on our penalty kill, he’s been on our first line, our fourth line – really, the only thing he hasn’t done is play goal.” See SMOKIES, Page 17
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The J. L. Crowe junior girls basketball competed in the zone playdowns last weekend in Castlegar. The Hawks played teams from Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Rossland and Midway and ended up coming out on the winning end. Crowe tipped of against Stanley Humphries in the final and the exciting game was a nail biter right down to the final whistle with the Hawks taking home the championship with a 28-24 victory.
KIJHL Tuesday Results Castlegar 1 at Beaver Valley 4 Kimberley 2 at Fernie 5 Sicamous 2 at Kamloops 4 Kelowna 1 at Princeton 5 Wednesday Results Castlegar 4 at Beaver Valley 5 OT
Fernie 8 at Kimberley 7 Kelowna 5 at Princeton 4 Sicamous 4 at Kamloops 3 OT Upcoming Games Friday B.V. at Castlegar 7:30 p.m. Kamloops at Sicamous 7 p.m. Princeton at Kelowna 7 p.m. Kimberley at Fernie 7:30 p.m. Saturday B.V. at Castlegar 7:30 p.m. Fernie at Kimberley 7 p.m. Princeton at Kelowna 7 p.m. Kamloops at Sicamous 7 p.m.
Smokies can still play spoiler FROM PAGE 16 Meanwhile, Travis St. Denis’ Penticton Vees clinched top spot in the Interior Conference, yet positions two to four are
still up for grabs. Merritt holds down second spot with two games remaining but clings to a tenuous twopoint lead on Prince George. The Smoke
Eaters can alter the Centennials plans with a pair of wins against them this weekend. Vernon dropped out of the playoff picture by skidding to a three and
seven record in their last 10 games, while the Chiefs went on a 7-2-0-1 run to spring into the playoffs. The Smokies host Merritt tonight at 7:30.
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la Sports Illustrated’s 9. The reasons why there should Peter King, here are, “10 be a rapprochment between the Things I Think, I Think,” Nitehawks and Smoke Eaters are after watching Beaver very evident. Half of Beaver Valley’s Valley take a 2-0 lead in their Eddie roster is local kids. Not all of those Murdoch Division final series with will be good enough at the BCHL Castlegar Wednesday Night. level, (regardless of what their par1. Though they are bigger, older ents’ believe), but many will, and and more talented than the Rebels, more cordial relations between DAVE and slightly outplayed them, the the two organizations would help Nitehawks were very fortunate in in convincing those to compete in the victory, which means they are their home area. As well, Beaver even more favoured to take the serValley’s crowds are slightly younger Sports ‘n’ Things ies against their toughest opponent than those in Trail - think parents all year. instead of grandparents, and making it possible for 2. Had a Castlegar clearing attempt inside two them to follow Nitehawk alums as they progress, minutes left been two or three inches lower it in a setting close to home, would help draw hopedwould have worked out well for the Rebels, who for long term supporters into Cominco Arena on instead had to kill their second delay of game game nights. Beaver Valley crowds are also way of the third period when the puck cleared the more boisterous than Trail crowds and a little fairly low glass wall at the BV rink, the 6 on 4 result more (fan, not music) noise would be welcome on allowing the Nitehawks to get the game into over- Smokie game nights. time in the first place. Having a Junior A team right up the road has 3. Officiating, even by the same officials, is dif- been and will be good for the Nitehawks. They ferent in the KIJHL than it is in the BCJHL. There have recruited and will recruit from Smoke Eater were several plays Wednesday that would have tryouts; they have seen and will see their players been automatic penalty calls in Cominco Arena move up a notch through Trail, either from exposbut were, “play on,” events at Beaver Valley. Those ure through AP play or by joining the BCHL roster. in attendance seemed to think everything was Scores of Nitehawk alumni have done just that normal. over the years, to good effect. As well, not being 4. The Rebels were hampered badly when one seen (at least by some) to favour out-of-area teams of their veteran leaders, a former top Nitehawk in recommendations to their young stars would scorer, lost his cool and missed 12 minutes of improve Beaver Valley’s image, and regular season action during a time in the game when his team attendance at Nitehawk games. seemed to be asserting itself. 10. I am not wishing them ill, but am kind of 5. The Nitehawks should not be having as much hoping the Nitehawks don’t sweep these finals. Be trouble as they do overcoming the Rebels. Beaver nice to have another chance to watch these teams Valley is bigger, older, more talented and well in action in the Valley. coached, but have a lot of trouble hitting the net. Four of the five goals they got Wednesday were on is pleased to announce the third or fourth rebound chances and many good addition of opportunities to score resulted in shots going wide from good shooting areas. Megan Lazaruk, RMT 6. Part of point 5 is caused by the fact the Rebels to our team of professionals. have a really good goalie. Megan is currently accepting new clients. 7. Even though it is a community arena in a fairTo book a massage appointment with ly small community, nobody walks to Nitehawk Megan please call 250.368.8862 0.368.88 88 862 6 o orr e-mail games - judging by the traffic following the game, email@example.com ca a at least. 8. 50-50 draws in the valley are no more winnable for me than draws at Cominco Arena and I evergreenphysio.ca should be able to write off those donations.
Playoff Scoring Leaders Player G A D. Rupert Kel 7 10 McLaughlin Fern 9 6 S.Patton Kim 9 6 B. Burge Fern 7 8 B.Lashuk Kel 8 6 R. Edwards B.V. 4 10 S. Stasyniuk Kim 0 13 C. Martin B.V. 8 4 C. Derochie B.V. 6 6
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Upcoming Games Friday Merritt at Trail Cominco Arena 7:30 p.m. Powell River at Nanaimo Cowichan Valley at Alberni Westside at Surrey Salmon Arm at Vernon Chilliwack at Coquitlam Langley at Victoria
Saturday Trail at Merritt Penticton at Prince George Westside at Chilliwack Vernon at Salmon Arm Powell River at Victoria Langley at Cowichan Valley Sunday Games Trail at Chilliwack Langley at Alberni Powell River at Nanaimo
Trail Commercial Hockey Final Standings GP W Re/Max 34 OK Tire 34 Rex 34 Firebird 34 Arlgtn 34
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T Pt GF GA 8 4 48 186 106 11 5 41 147 121 14 5 35 150 170 17 5 29 129 159 24 2 18 127 171
Top 10 Scorers Player G A Pts G.Proulx Re/max 48 43 91 G. Gaudet Re/max 35 39 74 C. Clare FB 49 25 74 J. Robinson Arl 24 40 64 D. Eccles Re/max 17 45 62 A. Jenner Rex 30 24 54 S. Drake OKT 12 44 56 J. Maniago Rex 25 23 48 T.Drake FB 10 28 38 D. Zol Arl 20 20 40 Goalies Player GP G Ave C. McIssac Re/max 31 103 3.32 R. Dickson OKT 29 109 3.76 M. Kooznetsoff FB 31 142 4.58 T. Wylie Rex 30 150 5.00 D. Lenarduzzi Arl 29 154 5.31 Upcoming Games Sunday at Cominco Arena Re/Max vs Firebird 2:15 p.m. OK Tire vs Rex 3:30 p.m. THE
All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pt d- Rangers 65 42 16 7 91 d-Boston 65 39 23 3 81 d-Florida 65 31 22 12 74 Pittsburgh 65 39 21 5 83 Philadelphia 65 37 21 7 81 New Jersey 66 37 24 5 79 Ottawa 68 35 25 8 78 Winnipeg 67 32 27 8 72 Washington 66 32 28 6 70 Tampa Bay 66 31 29 6 68 Buffalo 66 30 28 8 68 Toronto 66 30 29 7 67 N.Y. Islanders 66 28 29 9 65 Carolina 66 25 27 14 64 Montreal 67 25 32 10 60 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pt d-St. Louis 67 42 18 7 91 d-Vancouver 67 41 18 8 90 d-Dallas 67 36 26 5 77 Detroit 67 43 21 3 89 Nashville 66 38 21 7 83 Chicago 68 36 25 7 79 Phoenix 67 33 25 9 75 San Jose 65 33 24 8 74 Los Angeles 66 31 23 12 74 Colorado 68 35 29 4 74 Calgary 67 30 25 12 72 Anaheim 67 29 28 10 68 Minnesota 67 28 29 10 66 Edmonton 66 26 34 6 58 Columbus 66 21 38 7 49 d-division leader Tonight’s Games Florida at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.
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Lethal Enima Mimze (3) Johnny Canuck (3) Gee Gee (2) Duley (4) Shakey Jake (2) Peters 4 (5) Cyclone (3) Ammo (3) Nnelg111 (3) Go Habs (5) Kryski 08 (3) Carterâ€™s Penguins Montreal Canadiens (3) Taigur (4) Blue Fox 56 Pollock 17 (3) Heavenly Kid (2) Mark I (2) Wong Yu Ming (4) Cellar Dwellers (3) Bak (5) Dwayne Harry-Oh (3) Team Smith Trail Blazer 1 Team Jarome 2 (2) Vancouver Canucks 2 (4) Fatz Team (6) Crazy Eyes (3) Puck Offs 13 (2) Dixieâ€™s Crew Wolfpack (3) Rippin Roddy (3) Vancouver Canucks Slow Down (5) Treasure Chest Berrylicious Wings #1 Karod 2 (3) Buck Naakeds 2 (3) Pieman 1 D Jones (2) What Ev The What What (4) Ariel 16 (2) Cocobaly Lumpy (2) Almost Done (3) Gone-Are-Wea Kristy D (2) The Bench Dogs (2) Phil Markin (2) Ty Wings (2) Housekatz (3) Em Tomm Teeth Picker (4) Onyschak 12 Goals Galore (5) Dofu Brain (3) 66 Purple Pixies (4) Cross My Palm (2) Rink Ratts (3) Alexis Caputo (3) Jangles Dustyâ€™s Boys (3) Situations (2) B.R.R. (3) The Gov (2) Zetterbergians (4) Sean Waivery (3)
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THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - A program that has helped nab hundreds of car thieves across B.C. has been expanded to cover commercial vehicles, including construction equipment. Justice Minister and Attorney General Shirley
Bond says adding commercial vehicles to the 10-yearold Bait Car program follows current auto crime trends. The program, believed to be the largest of its kind in the world, was launched after car theft statistics peaked in 2003, and later expanded to
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Sister is wrecking her own relationships Dear Annie: My niece, “Tricia,” and I have always been close. Her mother (my sister) had a very traumatic life, and I often came to the rescue to be sure my niece was fed and protected. Tricia is now grown with two adult children of her own and a fabulous home in Arizona. She has reunited with her first child’s father after 17 years. They have decided to get married, and everyone is thrilled about it. My sister is sometimes jealous of my relationship with Tricia, although I have tried not to overstep. Now Tricia wants me to fly out and help her plan her wedding and select her gown. Twice, I have tried to visit her with my sister, but Sis does not do well in airports. Both times, she caused a scene, and we barely made it through security. The first time, she refused to give up her cigarette lighter and yelled that it wasn’t a
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bomb. You can imagine how well that went over. The second time, she was so drunk, she couldn’t stand up. I told her I would not travel with her if she didn’t behave herself. So how do Tricia and I enjoy this time without including my sister? I know how important it is for her to be part of the planning, but I cannot put myself through her raving dysfunction a third time. She has never apologized or even acknowledged her behavior. She may not even remember. I don’t want to destroy my relationship with my sister. How do I handle this? -- Auntie
and Sister Dear Auntie: Your sister seems to be doing a pretty good job of wrecking her own relationships without any assistance from you. Her acting out at the airport may, in fact, be purposeful. Tell your sister you are going to Arizona and you’d like her to be there, but you will not travel on the same plane. Offer to pick her up at the airport when she gets in. If she doesn’t show up, be sure to include her by emailing or texting photos of the dresses as you are looking at them. Call for her opinion on whatever plans you are making. Her level of participation is entirely up to her. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Michigan,” who was upset when the restaurant owner took a portion of a tip left for the servers. My son is a 25-yearold culinary schooleducated sous chef with three years of experi-
ence. He has no benefits (not uncommon) and makes no tips. He and his co-workers make anywhere from $8 to $13 an hour. He loves his work, but lives paycheck to paycheck. A routine dental visit would be a hardship. Yet, when the waitstaff can pull in $200 a night in tips, the cooks don’t get a dime of it. Isn’t a tip a reward for the total experience -- meaning both the food and the service? I believe a new way of thinking on this topic is way overdue. -- Mom Worried About Her Starving Chef Son Dear Mom: In many restaurants, tips are shared between the waitstaff, cooks, busboys and other workers. Obviously, this is not the case in your son’s place of business, but it’s a common and practical solution. Dear Annie: I have been through the same situation as “Road Worrier.” My husband had multiple minor
accidents, as well as less serious but equally worrisome misjudgments behind the wheel. I sat him down and very calmly asked what it was going to take to get him to stop driving. I offered different scenarios, from scratching
another’s vehicle to killing a child. I never raised my voice. One week later, he suggested we sell his car. Now I take him wherever he wants to go. -- Been There Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy
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Trail Daily Times Friday, March 9, 2012
YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, March 10, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t take it personally if partners and close friends seem to be aloof today. It’s just what’s happening with the Moon. Others might feel critical of you, but they can’t help it. (Go figure.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Use today’s energy to do routine work that requires attention to detail. Just slog away until you get the job done. This is a better day for work and play. (You ain’t missing a thing.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Parents might find that children are an increased responsibility for some reason today. Oh well, this goes with the territory, doesn’t it? Sports news might be discouraging. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Someone older, perhaps a
parent, might rain on your parade today. It’s hard to get approval from older family relatives today. (Perhaps it’s best not to ask.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) It’s easy to fall into worry mode today. Nevertheless, remember that worry is actually a habit. And it’s completely counter-productive. (No question.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Why is there so much month left at the end of the money? This is how you feel today. Tomorrow will feel different. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Don’t be worried about things today because this is the kind of day when things look worse than they really are. It’s a matter of point of view. Wait a day or two. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel cut off or lonely from others today.
But in truth, are you erecting walls to protect yourself, but instead they create a prison? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Someone older, especially in a group situation, is quite discouraging today. Don’t let this get you down. Hey, what do they know? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Parents or authority figures are stern and a bit forbidding today. Obviously, this is a
poor day to ask for approval or permission for anything. (Better to ask for forgiveness later, perhaps.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel plans look doubtful today. Use today’s energy to study something, because you have excellent powers of concentration. Focus on philosophy, law, medicine, mathematics, religion and politics.
PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Clean up a lot of redtape details concerning inheritances, insurance matters, taxes, debt and shared property. You’ll be surprised by how much you will get done! YOU BORN TODAY You’re a sensitive, compassionate person and constantly strive to become better. You have high ideals, and you might explore consciousness-rais-
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ing groups. Others sense this about you and are attracted to you because they admire you. Something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will diminish or end this year, to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Paget Brewster, actress; Chuck Norris, actor; Olivia Wilde, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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ALANA MCGRATH & CHRIS CAHILL, of Fruitvale, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Magnolia McGrath, on March 3rd, 2012, weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz. Proud grandparents are Carol& Riley McGrath of Morell, PEI, Lorna Clarkson of Kamloops, BC & Peter Cahill late of Salmo, BC; great grandmothers Sheila Cahill of Victoria, BC & Gladys Veitch of Nanaimo, BC (formerly Nelson, BC)
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SENIORSâ€™ COORDINATOR TERM POSITION (0.6 FTE) The Village of Fruitvale will undertake a seniors engagement project funded under the Province of BCâ€™s Age-friendly initiative. There is a contract opportunity for a Seniorsâ€™ Coordinator to develop a comprehensive seniors/retirees activity program and information distribution system. The ideal candidate will have post-secondary education and/or experience in gerontology, social planning, life skills training or a related discipline. The suitable applicant must be self-directed and able to work independently as well as cooperatively with diverse stakeholder groups. The Coordinator will work with a community based steering committee to ensure that programming meets identiďŹ ed needs of the target demographic. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as well as proďŹ ciency with MS OfďŹ ce Suite. The contract position will start as soon as possible and extend to January 31, 2013. For more information regarding program objectives and deliverables, please contact the undernoted. Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume no later than March 12th, 2012 to the address below; email is preferable. Lila Cresswell, Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer Village of Fruitvale Email: email@example.com Post OfďŹ ce Box 370, 1947 Beaver Street Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0 Telephone: 250-367-7551 ext 225
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