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SD20 seeks sale of Sunningdale school BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

A piece of Trail scholastic nostalgia will be up for sale next month as the 60-year-old Sunningdale Elementary School is being put on the block, almost 10 years after the school district closed its doors. Now used only for storage and occasional rental to community groups, the building has costed School District No. 20 (Kootenay Columbia) over $10,000 per year since it was replaced in 2003 by Trail Middle School. On Thursday at Blueberry Creek Community School, the board held a special meeting and passed the first two readings on the bylaw regarding the disposition. “(Sunningdale) has been a bit of drain on the budget,” said board chair Darrel Ganzert, adding the district was faced with a $1.4 million budget shortfall for the coming year. SD20 board vice chair Lorraine Manning said Sunday the sale of the school has been an option the board has considered for quite some time, but it wasn’t until recently that the Ministry of Education permitted districts to dispose of unused educational facilities. Third reading and adoption of the bylaw March 26 will land the former grade 1-7 school on the open market. “We had to do that in order to get the for sale sign on the property,” Manning said about the bylaw.

“Whether we are able to sell it or not remains a question.” Eight years ago a local church group had approached the school district about purchasing the unused building, but a provincial directive prohibited SD20 from selling at the time. In addition, the building needed significant upgrading to make it compliant with modern standards. The seven-room school — along with a gymnasium and teachers’ lounge — will be listed for $249,000 through ReMax, and will be sold in “as is” condition. Only the school and a small strip of property in front of the building are for sale, not the adjoining playing field or the park, which belong to the City of Trail. The school district will retain 25 per cent of whatever the school is sold for, with the remaining portion going to the province. However, the school district can only use the funds for future capital projects. “So we can’t use it for operational costs,” Manning said. In 2011 trustee Mickey Kinakin tried to inject some urgency into the issue, arguing that the district was still maintaining the school even though it had not been used since 2003. At the time he suggested the board either fire-sale it to the City of Trail or convey it to the ministry to save maintenance costs, but the ministry declined. — With files from Castlegar News

Potential airport staff adds to proposed budget hike Committee looks to double dollars for Trail Regional Airport BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER TIMOTHY SCHAFER PHOTO

Members of the Trail Smoke Eaters raise their sticks in a salute to the fans after the last home game of their trying 2011-12 BCHL season on Friday night. The Smokies concluded their home season with a 6-2 loss to the Merritt Centennials, finished their regular season in last place and were knocked out of playoffs.

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when the regional district board begins deliberation on a request for more than double its historical budget for 2012. The East End Services Committee (EESC) is looking for a 240 per cent increase in order to gain some full time staff at what has largely been


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a volunteer operation, as well as complete paving for a stopway beside the runway. Total increases within the draft 2012 Trail Regional Airport budget are projected to see a property tax increase of 140 per cent ($126,271).


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income from a pension split can be any age, a point often missed that could cost thousands in taxes. A pension split can save more than taxes, mitigate the old age security claw-back and maximize the age tax credit, it may also allow for double dipping when it comes to the pension tax credit. That is, if one spouse has no eligible pension income and because of the pension split now has pension income, that spouse becomes eligible for up to a $2,000 pension credit, in effect doubling the pension credit for the couple. Both spouses have to be 65 or older to qualify. Word of caution. Not all software programs will do the calculations for the various permutations to create the ideal pension income split. Read the software instructions, do the calculations by hand, or have a professional do them. Finally, both spouses have to sign the T1032 on both returns.

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TRAIL – The Kootenay’s showed the rest of the province that students here can debate with the best of them at this year’s Law Foundation Cup (Provincial Debate Tournament) held in Vancouver this month. A jubilant Grade 8 team from Rossland Secondary placed first in the novice division at the competition at Mulgrave Secondary on March 2nd and 3rd. This tournament, underwritten by the Law Foundation of B.C., hosts students from seven regions around the province. It is a good opportunity for local students to be challenged by others of a similar competitive level and to see who comes out on top. The required public speaking component was held on Friday evening. Rachel Aiken, a Grade 8 student from Rossland Secondary, made it to the second round with her speech based on the follow-

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ing quote: “Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up� by Tom Stoppard. While no other local students went on to place, the speeches that did win displayed creativity, thoughtfulness and were presented with dynamic oratory skills. The Law Foundation Cup was held on Saturday and included four rounds of debate in both the crossexamination style and Canadian National Debate Format (CNDF) for the juniors and seniors. Grade 8’s only debated in the crossexamination style. The afternoon consisted of impromptu debate, where students had 45 minutes to prepare their cases for both the negative and affirmative sides. Each team consisted of two students that had to debate both sides of the contentious issue. The results for local competitors were as follows: in the novice division (grades 6,7, and 8)

Rossland Secondary’s Kaija Lewis-Belle and Madeline GraceWood placed first and Rachel Aiken and Maya Provencal were sixth. Kyla Mears and Matthew McConnachie from J.L. Crowe were sixteenth out of a field of eighteen teams. Individually, Kaija Lewis-Belle was second, Madeline Grace-Wood was fifth, Rachel Aiken sixth and Maya Provencal was seventeenth. The Rossland participants were guided by grade twelve student coach, Sydney Gomez. Many thanks to Denise Currie who brought these students to the debate arena when they were only in Grade 6. In the junior division: JL Crowe’s Emily Dawson and Jesse Bartsoff were fourteenth, LV Roger’s Tia Huttemann and Eija Loponen-Stephens were twenty-second and Monica McPhee and Ella Meyer of JL Crowe were twenty-


A first place in the Novice Division, a Trip to Montreal and the Junior Nationals was achieved by a top Grade 9 in the region. seventh out of a field of ber team at the end of thirty teams. April. Jesse Bartsoff Individually, Tia was selected as the Huttemann was the top first alternate should Grade 9 student in the one of the other four region and has earned students not be able a trip to Montreal to to travel to Montreal attend the Canadian for Canadian Student Student Debate Debate Federation Federation Junior Senior Nationals as Nationals as part of part of the B.C. fourthe B.C. eight-mem- member team.

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Ecological lot soon to be protected Bounded by Columbia Lake Provincial Park, A one-of-a-kind property the Columbia Wetlands on the eastern shores of Wildlife Management Area Columbia Lake has moved and the East Side Columbia one step closer to conserva- Lake Wildlife Management tion. Area, Lot 48 is 127 hectares The Columbia Basin Trust of undeveloped land. has dedicated $1 million to At city council on March the Nature Conservancy of 5, councillors Bob Whetham Canada to conserve Lot 48, and Gerry Warner spoke an ecologically and cultur- about the land’s unique ally important private prop- properties. erty, five kilometres south “It’s one of the few places of Fairmont Hot Springs. in the province where you That’s in addition to can actually go from lake$900,000 committed to the shore to mountaintop withpurchase and out crossing long-term proa power line, “I think Lot 48 is tection of the a more important a railway or property by a road,” said environmental the Regional Whetham. District of East “I think Lot issue and a more Kootenay last valuable environ- 48 is a more August. important mental resource Lot 48 has environmentbeen conal issue and a than Jumbo.” sidered a more valuable GERRY WARNER regional treasenvironmenture for decal (resource) ades, but moves to protect than Jumbo,” said Warner. it didn’t begin until 2005 Columbia Lake and its when private owners slated shoreline hold great spiritplans to create a golf resort ual significance to the on the land. Ktunaxa Nation. For thouTo stop the development, sands of years the Ktunaxa the regional district tabled a used the area as a transporrare motion to downzone tation route to the prairies the land to an agricultural and built villages and camps use only. there. They held ceremonial The issue has gone back events there, plus harvested and forth since then, and in salmon, hunted game and 2010 the private owners, gathered food in the area. who have owned the land Archaeological evidence since 1966, petitioned the remains, including pictoregional district to work graphs and burial sites. with them towards finding “The east side of a solution that would both Columbia Lake is an inteprotect the land and ease gral part of Ktunaxa histtheir financial burden. ory,” said Kathryn Teneese, Since then, Area F Ktunaxa Nation Chair. “It Director Wendy Booth has is the foundation of the worked closely with the Ktunaxa Creation Story, owners, the province, the and has been used by our Ktunaxa and environment- people for thousands of al groups to broker a con- years. servation plan. “Lot 48 is a significant The Nature Conservancy piece of the cultural landof Canada is now in nego- scape of that area. The tiations to purchase Lot 48, Ktunaxa Nation supports all but it comes with a $7.2 efforts to conserve this area million bill to secure the for future generations, and property and create a stew- we would like to commend ardship endowment. The Columbia Basin Trust and Nature Conservancy is in the Nature Conservancy of the process of confirming Canada for their work and other contributions in order dedication to this common to complete the purchase. goal.”

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Fraternal Order of the Eagles Trail Aerie No. 2838 members Victor Steiner, vice president, Treasurer Kim James, and Sid Littlewood, conductor, present a $1,000 donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development for the KBRH Health Foundation, for the Digital Mammography campaign. The Trail Eagles, established in 1948, generate revenue through meat draws and 50/50 sales at the Arlington Hotel on Saturdays and every second Friday. The Eagles motto is “People Helping People.”

Development of airport a priority: Grieve FROM PAGE 1 Arising out of the last Airport Master Plan meeting in early January, the EESC is recommending a budget that will support one full time attendant for the airport, as well as another part time employee. The increase in staffing is based on an eight-hour day, seven days per week at a base rate of $21.53 per hour. As well, paving the current gravel stopways would require a $200,000 hit. With economic development a regional district priority, development of the airport will help with development of the economy for the whole region, said Area A director Ali Grieve. “That industrial park is just a perfect location for future development, and that would include people having access in and out of here by air,” she said. “So we’re willing to invest some money in that airport which, as far as we are concerned, is an investment in economic development.” But the move did not sit well with EESC chair Kathy Wallace, who felt the two costs could have been spread

out over several years instead of all at once. “It’s a considerable increase and I think that we could do it perhaps more realistically over the long term but that was the decision of the committee to go for it right now,” she said last week. She was not completely supportive of the decision to spend the money since the future of the airport was still in question. “It is a difficult balance. Exactly how much to invest in it when we have another airport sitting in Castlegar?” she said. “When you have two airports so close together I would like to see more of a partnership working between the two of them.” The airport is an east end service cost with regional district areas A and B, Montrose, Warfield, Fruitvale, Rossland and Trail drawing in. After the 2012 budget, the regional district will look for external sources of funding to improve the airport and for future development. “But if we are not willing to invest in it ourselves, how can we ask external parties to consider (funding)?”

said Grieve. Other costs for maintaining the airport service include $10,000 for an economic impact assessment development that was not previously budgeted for. Around $7,500 is earmarked for completion of a marketing strategy, while $10,000 would go to a paving condition survey. The draft budget still has to be approved at the board level this month, with endorsement first coming from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s finance committee. In late 2011, the regional district completed a master plan identifying potential “move forward” strategies for the regional airport. Heading into 2012, the RDKB initiated special airport master plan meetings with relevant stakeholders to determine what potential and future options should be advanced from the plan, and how they would affect the current service budget. The budget also anticipates a conservative revenue increase of 40 per cent ($33,240) as a result of increased yearly commercial airline passenger totals.

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BY TERRI THEODORE The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia study suggests about 40 per cent of people with mental illness have been arrested at some point during their lifetime. The study, sponsored by the Mental Health Commission

between police and the mentally ill ended in arrest. The study reviewed literature and other studies from around the world, and included indepth interviews, surveys and focus groups of more than 300 mentally ill people in B.C. who live with schizophrenia, bipolar disor-

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Skicross team struggling with death after crash BY TYLER HARPER The Canadian Press

Dressed in blue jeans and joined by rival athletes, Canada’s skicross team skied down the hill that claimed the life of teammate Nik Zoricic. As the skiers approached the final jump, they stopped to pick up a flower before placing it at the spot where Zoricic died in a crash. “It was a beautiful thing,� said Canadian head coach Eric Archer. Canadian athletes and officials were still trying to make sense of the Toronto skier’s death Sunday, and they started by wearing jeans in honour of Zoricic’s first World Cup skicross start after the 29-year-old made the switch from alpine skiing in 2009. “He didn’t really have any race pants to wear,� Archer said on a conference call. “What he had was super baggy as far as ski pants and he decided to try and get a little more aerodynamic. And then the best thing he could think of was pulling on a pair of skinny jeans and pulling out of the start gate.� Zoricic went wide over the jump Saturday and crashed into safety nets at the event in Grindelwald, Switzerland. He was airlifted to hospital where the International Ski Federation (FIS) said he was pronounced dead of “severe neuro-

trauma,� prompting questions about the safety of the course and the sport. Montreal’s Chris Del Bosco was in the same heat as Zoricic, and said they had been joking around before the race. As Del Bosco crossed the finish line he looked back to see his friend on the ground. “I know in the heat of the battle trying to make up some ground, you had to be kind of paying attention to the line you were on heading into the finish,� said Del Bosco, who added he hadn’t seen anything earlier to suggest the course was dangerous. Fellow teammate Dave Duncan of London, Ont., said he also inspected the course prior to the heats but had no reason to believe anything was wrong. “Any time you go on the outside of a jump there’s some risk there,� he said. “But I didn’t

see anything, so I’ll let the parties do their job and we’ll see what they come up with and go from there.� Skicross debuted at the 2010 Olympics, joining its sister sport of snowboardcross in the latest attempt by the IOC to bring a more exciting, youthful feel to the Games.

“We wouldn’t have been racing if we thought it was unsafe.� ERIC ARCHER

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“We wouldn’t have been racing if we thought it was unsafe,� said Archer. “That’s what we’ve got to go through every event. Yesterday was the worst thing that can possibly happen. I saw the video right when it happened and I haven’t reviewed it yet. I’ll do that but at this point everything’s been kind of a blur.� Funeral details have not yet been confirmed. Zoricic’s death came just two months after Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke died from injuries sustained in a crash during halfpipe training in Park City, Utah. The resident of Squamish, B.C., was also 29. Zoricic was born in Sarajevo, BosniaHerzegovina, one year before the city hosted the 1984 Winter Games as part of the former Yugoslavia. He moved


Canadian National Ski Cross team member Nik Zoricic of Toronto, Ont., died at a World Cup skicross event in Switzerland Saturday. to Canada at age five, where his father became an established alpine coach at the Craigleith Ski Club, about 150 kilometres north of Toronto. In a statement, Zoricic’s father said that no one regretted his son doing what he loved to do. “Nik’s dream was to make the national team and he did that,� said Predrag Bebe Zoricic. “His other dream was to make the Olympics. Like every athlete, he had his ups and downs but he was on his way up when this happened.�

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t was my birthday last week. I’m now (*&(^%$) – sorry, that got smudged. Although I didn’t have a party, it got me thinking about birthdays in general and how they’ve gone from simple to bizarre in just a couple of generations. When I was a kid, you were lucky to get a birthday cake, made by your mother, and some hot dogs and ice cream to share with friends. Parents (not kids) are no longer satisfied with hot dogs and ice cream – they rent the aquatic centre, the ski hill, or take their kids to a party-themed restaurant. Our daughter in Lethbridge tells us of a birthday party her (then) fouryear-old son was invited to. The mom rented a soccer field, two bouncy castles, a petting zoo, a cotton candy maker, a snow-cone maker and a clown. For those looking for over-the-top birthday ideas, there’s a show called “Party Mamas” on Slice (TV station) where, for instance, a skateboarder’s mom

brought in four superstar boarders to entertain at her son’s 11th birthday. Another family held a birthday in a castle with trumpeters, a money machine with real money, and an ice sculpture martini luge. And a woman built an amusement park on the grounds of her ocean-side mansion with a carousel, pony rides and fireworks. Her kid was three. A few months ago, I saw a show about specialty cakes. A guy spent $10,000 on a birthday cake made for his wife’s party in Las Vegas. To me, some people have more money than brains. Can you imagine, if you give a three-year-old a $5,000 birthday party, what he would want when he’s 16? A Learjet and trip with friends around the world? Actually, that could be an upcoming episode. My most memorable birthday party – going back decades – was my 16th. My parents let me have beer. Actually, they didn’t LET me – they just kind of closed their eyes. My mom’s

theory was “let them drink at home and they won’t have to sneak around and get into trouble.”



Afterthoughts Well, we’ve all seen how that theory works in today’s world. But then her generation didn’t have bike helmets or seat belts, either. It wasn’t the beer that made the party special (I hate beer), it was a certain boy I had a crush on who came to the party and fulfilled my (then) wildest dream. (Don’t get excited, it wasn’t that wild.) At 40 and 50, my family threw surprise parties for me. (And when I get to be 60, I’m sure they’ll throw

another one. Tongue in cheek here.) By far, the best party I ever threw for anybody was my husband’s 50th birthday. It was the end of January and we were in the throes of a Kootenay winter. We organized the party at a friend’s place and told him we were going out for dinner – you know the same old yadda yadda. We got there and of course all his friends popped out. And he was very gracious, pretending he hadn’t suspected anything. But we had another surprise up our sleeves. As Dan sat down to enjoy a drink, in walked his brother from Norway. In all my years with Dan, I’ve only seen tears squeeze out of his eyes a couple of times, but that was one of them. Of course getting his brother here in mid-winter without Dan finding out was a CIA operation in the making. My brother-in-law flew to Calgary and then into Cranbrook, where our daughter picked him up

and brought him to her house where he stayed until the party. I also knew Dan would need two weeks holidays to spend time with his brother, but how could I book HIS vacation time without him knowing about it? Thankfully, his boss at Teck was only too obliging and we set it all up. I doubt there is anything I could ever do to top that. For me, I really don’t want any more parties. I don’t need a reminder that I’m getting old. Perhaps if I make it to 100, the people in “the home” will provide a cake and the guy on Global will wish me a Happy Birthday. Or not. According to statistics, by the time I reach 100, there will be millions of centenarians in North America. A bigger deal would be living to 110 – a supercentenarian. Since I expect to have completely filled my bucket list by then, what would I want for a birthday present when I’m 110? Maybe I’ll acquire a taste for beer.

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Teachers ‘stand firm’ On March 8th, the NDP Opposition put forward the following “reasoned amendment,” which would stop the progress of Bill 22 through the Legislature: “It is not in the best interests of the education system in British Columbia for the government to legislate teachers back to work when an independent mediator could be appointed by the government and the Labour Relations Board to resolve the collective bargaining dispute without legislation.” The amendment would remove all of the heavy-handed components of the Bill such as contract stripping and fine provisions. The NDP’s rationale: “We believe that the best thing for the education system is to give the parties a chance to try to find a mutually-agreed resolution. Prior to the introduction of Bill 22, British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association and British Columbia Teachers’ Federation had both agreed to mediation. We have heard incredible support from parents, teachers, trustees and others for a solution that allows the parties to work together. We want to see a solution that has kids back in school learning from teachers who feel respected and in classes that work for all students. We believe that Spring Break provides an opportunity. It is a chance to move away from legis-

lation that has inflamed the situation and created more conflict. Teachers have opted to hold off on further escalated job action – this is an opportunity for cooler heads to prevail and for government to allow mediation to go forward. The BCTF and the Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union support the “reasoned amendment”. We have sent out the following message to all of our members and request everyone who cares about public education in this province to email Premier Clark at and let her know that you support it as well. “We Stand Firm with Hope and Resolve” We stand firm with hope and resolve that the government considers the reasoned amendment and steps back from the brink of a precipice and does not push the public sector over the edge into a chasm of massive collective resistance. We stand firm with hope and resolve that the government reconsiders its appointment of a mediator and agrees to an independent party appointed by the Labour Relations Board and removes the Net-zero “handcuffs” and “club of fines” that currently exist in Bully Bill 22. We stand firm with hope and resolve that common sense and reason will prevail and the government will recognize the ground-swell of support and need for hard caps on class size

limits and composition. We stand firm with hope and resolve that Premier Clark turns off the pump that is currently pouring gasoline on a fire that is licking at a forest of protest in this province and threatening to ignite an inferno. We stand firm with hope and resolve that our union brothers and sisters will honour what they have promised us when they stood with us at the Legislature and in each of our communities, namely, “That We Are One”. We stand firm with hope and resolve against those that choose to violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Rule of Law. We stand firm with hope and resolve to protect our collective bargaining rights, due process, and professional autonomy. We stand firm with hope and resolve to support each other as we move forward in our collective struggle with those that would do harm to us and to our young charges. We stand firm with hope and resolve to defend public education in this province. We stand firm with hope and resolve up to those who would bully us in the name of progress. We stand firm with resolve and hope that we do not stand alone. Andrew Davidoff President Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union

Kudos to community mentors I am the coordinator for Boys Connect – Helping Healthy Boys Become Healthy Men – a project in Trail based out of Trail FAIR Society. Trail is one of five local communities to have this project and it is funded by Community Action Initiative and Kootenay Boundary Community Services Cooperative. As part of this project, many exciting things have happened in our community thus far. A local author read at Webster, Glenmerry and St. Mike’s schools in collaboration with the Trail and District Public Library. There was a trade show of

local youth focused non-profits in January, which again involved the amazing support of the Trail and District Public Library and Teck Trail Operations. In collaboration with Teck, Community Futures and the Royal Theatre, a free children’s movie was offered in February to children and families in the area. Over 300 attended this wonderful event. I was particularly excited about the involvement of the current Trail Smoke Eaters players and staff. With the enthusiastic and never ending support of coach Bill Birks and

assistant coach Bob Dever, the players have been reading twice a month in all five local elementary schools, attending minor hockey practices and have volunteered at Sanctuary. The players also loaded and unloaded the Salvation Army Truck prior to Christmas. They have been involved in all of these activities because both Bill and Bob are extremely committed to not only developing hockey players, but also to developing responsible young men who give back. These two men, along with their players, are a credit to

this community and deserve recognition for the amazing work they have done on and off the ice this season. The overall goal of this project is to connect kids (and boys in particular) to the community mentors who have made such a difference in the lives of so many of us. I would like to take this opportunity both to thank the members of our community who have helped to make this so successful and to advise people of upcoming community input sessions. Naomi Bain, BA Boys Connect Coordinator Trail

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Minister Toews’ case raises debate Should peeking into divorce files be allowed?


British Columbia artist Roy Henry Vickers wears a T-shirt he designed, opposing the proposed Enbridge pipeline at his house on the banks of the Skeena River in northwestern B.C.

Renowned B.C. artist finds political voice BY KEVEN DREWS The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers is well known for his depictions of colourful sunsets and peaceful winter scenes but shies away from protest and politics. Now that’s changing. Vickers, a renowned British Columbia artist and Member of the Order of Canada, is speaking out on two fronts. The 65-year-old resident of the northcoast community of Kispiox, B.C., said he has decided to take a public stand against Enbridge Inc.’s proposal to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. He has also decided to back Nathan Cullen, an NDP member of Parliament who is vying to lead the party after the death of Jack Layton. “What comes back to me is, all right, you’ve learned many things in your life,” said Vickers. “It’s time to start sharing those things with people around you. So people respect you as an artist. Give them what you’ve learned. Give it to them. Whoever will listen. Wherever.” Vickers, who has also fought a well-known, years-long battle against addiction, said his first protest took place decades

ago against the chainsaws that threatened to rip through the old-growth forests of Meares Island, on Vancouver Island’s west coast But then there were years of public silence, broken only recently by his decision to protest Enbridge. Naturally, that protest has come in the form of art. On a simple, white shirt, Vickers has created an image of a slender red oolichan fish against a green-blue background that turns to black at the bottom, signifying Alberta oil. The shirt carries the slogan, “Oolichan Oil Not Alberta Oil.” The proceeds from the sales of the shirts will go to the Gitxsan Unity Movement, a First Nations’ organization opposed to Enbridge. His second political stand is a print, titled “Skeena Moon,” and the proceeds will go to Cullen’s campaign. Vickers said he decided to create the shirts after Gitxsan hereditary Chief Elmer Derrick signed a $7-million equitysharing deal with Enbridge, an agreement which was later reversed by other Gitxsan hereditary chiefs. Also a factor in the protest

was the decline of oolichan in southern B.C. waters, said Vickers, and the general threat of oil. Vickers said the traditional oolichan fishery produced oolichan oil, which for First Nations was “the highest priced commodity in the northern part of North America for thousands of years.” “Part of that for me was thinking about oil and dirty oil coming from the tar sands and them wanting to pipe it across the northwest,” added Vickers. “How ridiculous that was given the number of oil spills that there have been all over North America since oil pipelines first strung out across this country.” Vickers, who said he has never been a member of a political party, also decided to back Cullen after watching the politician dive into the frigid waters of the Skeena River and swim with protesters who wanted to protect the waterway. Paul Stanway, Enbridge spokesman, said Vickers is entitled, like any other individual, to make his views known, and the company respects that. He said the company believes the Northern Gateway can be built and operated safely.

same as a criminal or civil case. “It concerns me, because you’re infringing on privacy rights. I think BY JENNIFER DITCHBURN about the children,” says Jamal. The Canadian Press “From a child’s perspective, you’ve OTTAWA - When details of got these children, who will grow up Vic Toews’ difficult divorce were and ... nobody asked them if they splashed across Twitter, many wanted their information public.” Canadians shared a commiserating There’s also the threat of idenshudder with the public safety min- tity theft with all that personal data ister. accessible. In the United States, Those who’ve been through an more court filings are going online, ugly split involving litigation know making it even easier to snoop. some of the most intimate details Both Jamal and Feldstein say the of their lives are often contained in identities of Canadians in family law publicly accessible records. cases should be protected, with letThat includes not just bitter affi- ters or numbers assigned to their davits but social cases. insurance numbers, But other critics tax returns, mortwarn that would gage statements, “It concerns me because only undermine the you’re infringing on investment details concept of the open - the list goes on. legal system, where privacy rights.” Even if a case is setthe public - and the FAREEN JAMAL tled prior to going media by extension before a judge, the - is entitled to know files remain. what is going on. Some family law Chris Waddell, and privacy experts suggest the time director of Carleton University’s has come to change the way divorce School of Journalism and records are handled. Communication, says the value of Toews last week obtained a court having the records remain public order to see who had accessed his clearly outweighs the few times a divorce file - parties to the litigation couple’s divorce files are perused. and journalists would not be listed. “One thing that’s important But that didn’t change the public about politicians is their character. nature of the file itself. It’s in the voter’s interest to know Toronto-area lawyer Andrew the character of politicians, and this Feldstein says one of his clients was might be information that would ostracized by many friends after a help you determine the character divorce. Feldstein heard through of a politician,” Waddell offers as an the grapevine many of the couple’s example. acquaintances went to take a look at Still, David Fewer of the Canadian the court filings. Internet Policy and Public Interest “It also gives one side a very large Clinic at the University of Ottawa advantage in the negotiation of the says a balance could be struck that matrimonial dispute, because when provides a certain degree of anoyou put something in a court file, nymity to the litigants. it’s subject to absolute privilege,” Fewer refers to the “practical Feldstein says. obscurity” concept, that is, making “When the media goes and reads it difficult to examine records by not a court file, the media can say these putting them online, for example. are allegations contained in the court The centre is currently an interfile. ... That means there’s no ability vener in a Supreme Court case where to sue for slander or libel at the end a minor allegedly defamed online is of the day.” arguing for his or her identity to be Fareen Jamal, another Toronto- protected. area lawyer, says the openness of “The default ought to be the open family court has roots in the years court principle, but you ought to be when individuals who committed a able to avail yourself of the anonym“marital offence,” such as adultery, ity test right away,” Fewer says. were essentially shamed through the “So you file a statement of claim process. and you file with it a request to treat Until 1968, Canadians had to the matter anonymously, and here’s petition Parliament for a divorce, a the reasons why.” very public and often embarrassing The tweets referring to Toews’ process. divorce file were from an anonymJamal says there’s a school of ous Twitter account. The Liberals thought that family law isn’t even eventually admitted that a staffer, appropriate for the courts, where the Adam Carroll, was responsible for openness is treated essentially the the Twitter revelations.

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Prepping for provincials BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor


The Nitehawks Tyler Collins (left) and Max Flanagan celebrate after Arie Postmus scored an insurance marker in their 5-2 win against the Castlegar Rebels Saturday. The Nitehawks however fell to the Rebels 3-2 forcing Game 5 in Beaver Valley tonight.

Rebels face elimination in Hawks’ nest Postmus paces Hawks to win BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are one game away from winning the KIJHL Neil Murdoch Division title after beating Castlegar 5-2 Saturday. With over 700 fans on hand at the Castlegar Complex, the Nitehawks scored the winning marker, a short-handed goal, with 1:17 to go in the second frame. After Brantley Shapansky was sent off for a five-minute charging penalty at 4:50, the Rebels threw lots of rubber at the Hawks’ net, but Beaver Valley goalie Zach Perehudoff made several good saves to thwart the attack. His play enabled Beaver Valley d-man Arie Postmus to break up a play and send a pass up to Ryan Edwards who skated away with Nick Perez on a 2 on 1. Edwards played the puck to Perez who sent a wrist shot by Rebels goalie Jordan Gluck to put the Hawks up 3-1. Gluck has kept the Rebels in most games, including single-handedly seizing a 3-2 win on Friday, however on Saturday, the Hawks finally got to him. “We made a few minor adjustments on the P.K. as well as our P.P. and took a page out of their book and getting pucks to the net and opening up our d-men,” said Nitehawk assistant coach Jeremy

Cominotto. “It seemed to work, our power play was pretty successful tonight and our penalty kill was as well; I mean it was a huge kill on the five-minute major and the big short-handed goal turned the game around for us.” Castlegar started the scoring at 12:41 of the first, when Diego Bartlett converted a rebound from Arthur Andrews. However, Craig Martin tied it at 2:07 when two Rebel penalties put the Hawks on a 5 on 3 powerplay and Martin deflected a Postmus point shot to make it even going into the second. After Anthony Delong was called for boarding, the Nitehawks would strike again. This time on a nice passing play from Dallas Calvin and Chris Derochie as they set up Martin for his second of the night and put the Hawks up 2-1, before Perez would give the Hawks a two-goal lead. “Heading into the third period with a two-goal lead was pretty big because Castlegar is a very skilled team and whenever you can get three on Gluck you have to be pretty happy - he’s a great goaltender,” said Cominotto. Braydon Horcoff would cut the lead to one, 7:40 into the third, but Postmus replied on a power play a minute later, as his blast from the point found its way through traffic and past a screened Gluck.

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The goal capped off a three-point night for the veteran defenceman. “He (Postmus) got tons of shots to the net, got them through, I mean he just really got it done for us tonight. He stepped up big and that’s why he’s one of our leaders,” added Cominotto. The Nitehawks Ryan Edwards sealed it with an empty netter with 24 seconds remaining. Derochie picked up three assists while Gluck stopped 32 of 37 shots and the Rebels fired 25 at Perehudoff. In Castlegar’s 3-2 win on Friday, Scott Morisseau scored three minutes into the third to break a 2-2 tie and net the winning goal. The Hawks tied the game late in the second when Jake Lucchini sent a beautiful pass to a streaking Scott Davidson, who redirected it past Gluck. In other KIJHL action, Kimberley took two games from Fernie, evening the series at two games apiece, with a 6-3 win Friday and a 7-2 victory Saturday night. Sicamous and Kamloops split their weekend series with a 5-3 Sicamous victory Friday and a 3-2 Kamloops win Saturday to tie their series. Kelowna tightened the rope on the Princeton Posse with a 3-2 overtime victory Friday and a 5-2 beating Saturday, and now lead three games to one. Beaver Valley hosts Castlegar tonight at 7 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Arena.

Organizers are putting the final touches on preparations for a whirlwind week of hockey, that will welcome almost 300 players, coaches and supporters to Trail for the Bantam AA provincial championships. The event runs from Mar. 18-21 and will host teams from around the province with the first game dropping the puck at the Cominco Arena on Sunday. The Rossland-Trail double-A team has been working hard to prepare for the tournament, sweeping four games in an exhibition series last week in Castlegar. And while the players sharpen their game, organizers and parents have been working hard all season as well. “It’s a huge undertaking, that we started back in November,” said tournament chair Lea McNaughton. “All our money comes from sponsorship and fund raising.” Whether it’s the players’ banquet, programs, or paying for ice time, the team, through contributions from the community and local businesses, has financed the event without assistance from either B.C. Hockey or Rossland-Trail minor hockey. “If you put in to host the event, we have to raise all the money ourselves. We’ve been lucky that we have such wonderful support in the community that all our businesses have donated space in the programs, and companies like Teck have been a big supporter.” Finding accommodations to host an event of this size is always a challenge, said McNaughton, but the economic benefits to the community are significant and widespread. Local support has also been impressive. Volunteers like Mayor Dieter Bogs have come forward to help with many and varied tasks, and members of the ‘61 Smokies are on board, as liaisons to the visiting teams. “They have so much to offer and we are just so lucky to have these guys in the area to do that. Tiger Milburn will be announcing all our home games, the guys in the spud shack (will be there), so everybody has been really accommodating and wanting to volunteer to help us out which has been really great,” added McNaughton. The Rossland-Trail rep team finished third in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association with an impressive eight wins, three losses and three ties. Teams from Fort St. John, Williams Lake, Campbell River, Westside, Burnaby Winter Club, Mission and Cranbrook will arrive Saturday for the opening banquet. Rossland-Trail’s first game goes at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday against Williams Lake and again after the opening ceremonies at 8 p.m. Over the course of the week, the Trail Times will introduce the Rossland-Trail Bantam AA players competing in the tournament. See pg. 10.


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Rose takes Cadillac DORAL, Fla. - On a day of endless drama at Doral, Justin Rose won his first World Golf Championship standing on the practice range. Rose had to make up a threeshot deficit against Bubba Watson, and then a two-shot deficit against Keegan Bradley. Rose was steady down the stretch Sunday, even with a bogey from the bunker on the 18th hole, and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the Cadillac Championship. Watson, as always, made it interesting. He hit a bullet of a 4-iron out of the palm trees to just inside 10 feet for a chance to force a playoff. His birdie putt missed on the low side, ending a wild day even by his standards. He closed with a 74. If that wasn’t enough, Tiger Woods muddied his Masters future when he left after 11 holes with soreness

in his left Achilles tendon, wincing badly on his final shot - a 321-yard drive down the middle of the 12th fairway. Woods said he would have it evaluated to determine the scope of the injury. Woods left just as Rory McIlroy, who started the final round eight shots behind, holed a bunker shot for eagle on the 12th hole. McIlroy pulled within one shot of the lead with a birdie on the 16th hole, but he closed with a bogey and a 67 to finish alone in third at 14 under. Through it all, Rose worked his way to the top of the leaderboard with a nifty up-and-down behind the green on the par-5 10th, and he seized control of the tournament with a shot into 5 feet for birdie on the 14th. Rose finished 16-under for his 10th victory worldwide.

MEET THE ROSSLANDTRAIL BANTAM AA REPS The Trail Times will feature players from the team in the week leading up to the provincials Mar. 18-21.

Team Captain Sam Swanson, no. 7, of Fruitvale is a complete player from goal line to goal line. Whether a big hit or a big goal, Sam knows how to inspire his team at the right time.

Assistant captain, Jeremy Lucchini, no. 9, of Trail is a wily old vet on a young blueline; a crafty player that can control play in both ends of the ice.

Nolan DeRosa, no. 10, of Trail has tremendous speed and determination. DeRosa leads by example with his tenacious work ethic and rises to the occasion when the game is on the line.

No. 14, Mitch Titus, assistant captain, is a natural goal scorer. The Montrose native has a nose for the net and when the team needs a goal you won’t find Titus far from the crease.

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Keeping quiet about abuse is never good Dear Annie: My son married a woman with a 3-year-old daughter, “Suzy.” Suzy’s biological father, “Duke,” has shared custody. When I met Duke’s parents and extended family, we became quite friendly. Over time, I’ve learned a great deal about Duke’s childhood and how he sexually abused his younger brother and sister for several years. When Duke molested a neighborhood child, his church intervened and sent him to a facility for two years until he turned 18. Duke’s parents truly believe their son is no threat to Suzy, and that his “childish sexual abuse” is a thing of the past. Suzy is now 9 and shows no signs of having been abused, and my son and his wife are very attuned to her behavior. Duke still lives with his parents, and I believe their constant involvement probably has prevented any abuse.



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Duke recently became involved with a widow who has five young children. He now spends all of his time at her home. Should I tell his new girlfriend about his past? My family says that would only create problems and it’s best to keep mum. What do you think? -- W.C. Dear W.C.: Keeping quiet about abuse is never a good idea. Duke may not have abused any children in the intervening years, but it is unlikely that he is “cured.” And the temptation of being around young children without his parents’ supervision could undo his resolve. Please explain to your daughter-in-law and

her parents how horrific it would be not only for his girlfriend’s children but also for Duke should he backslide. He should not be around young children without others keeping an eye on the situation. Simply waiting until something happens is not in anyone’s best interest. Dear Annie: How can I get my husband to stop cursing? We have been married for a year. When we were dating, I never heard him curse once. If I had known how much he swore before I was so totally in love with him, I likely would have ended our relationship. “Jim” says he loves me more than anything and that I have made his whole life better. Even though he knows how much I hate the bad language, he never apologizes when he curses and makes no effort to control his mouth. He swears whenever he gets angry, and he gets angry at the smallest things. He has

adult ADD and takes medication. I know his impatience and anger are symptoms of ADD. I could deal with that if he would only stop cursing. It is disrespectful when he uses that language in front of me. At the very least, he could try to work on this behavior. What can I do? -- There’s a Lady Present Dear Lady: It’s difficult to get someone to break a nasty habit if he refuses to work on it. You could try behavior modification, gently calling attention to his cursing every time he does it, asking him to find another word and even kissing him each time he uses a more acceptable expression. You could ask him to deposit a dollar in a “swear jar” each time he is inappropriate. You could walk away whenever he uses a word you don’t like. But these methods are most effective when he cooperates.

Dear Annie: “New York Grouch” doesn’t want his co-workers to throw a retirement party for him because he secretly hated all of them. You should have told him that his coworkers were throwing the party for themselves

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Tuesday, March 13, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day for business and commerce! Keep your eyes open for ways to boost your income or get a better job. If shopping, you’ll like what you buy. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is quite a joyful day for you! You feel happy to be alive, and you might see ways to improve your appearance and style of relating to others. (That’s saying a lot!) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Feelings of inner contentment give you a lovely boost today. Because you feel good about yourself, it’s easy to be generous and understanding with others. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a wonderful day to enjoy the company of others, especially in meetings, classes or group situations.

Something might happen to make you expand your goals. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your reputation looks great today! People think highly of you. Personally, some of you will develop a crush on a boss or someone in a position of power. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Travel opportunities abound today! Similarly, wonderful opportunities to get further training or education might fall in your lap. Push every advantage in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You definitely will benefit from the resources and wealth of others today. Gifts, goodies and favors will come your way. Yay! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relations with partners and close friends are won-

derfully cooperative today. People are easygoing and supportive. Casual relationships could become more committed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A lovely day at work! Workrelated travel is likely. Many of you will get a raise or praise. It’s also enjoyable to work with co-workers today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a wonderful day

for creative, artistic people. It’s also a great day for vacations, love affairs, romance, sports and social events. Enjoy playful times with children as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You couldn’t pick a better day for real estate deals. Likewise, you can buy something for your home or a family member and feel richer. Entertain at home today.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re in a very happy frame of mind today. You feel confident about your future and strong about your ability to live your life the way you want to live it. YOU BORN TODAY You are philosophical and often attracted to spiritual teachings, especially related to fate and destiny. You respect the power of intellect, and your own personal evolu-









tion is important to you. You value self-understanding and believe the maxim, “Know thyself.” You do not let obstacles daunt you. You probably will face an important decision in the year ahead. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: William H. Macy, actor; Dana Delany, actress; Annabeth Gish, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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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

Lost & Found FOUND: key on black key chain @ Gyro Park between walkway and beach on Mon. March 5. Claim @ Trail Times.

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LIVE in Nanny wanted. Grand Forks area. Wages paid to care for teen. Must have valid drivers license. Must be positive and responsible. Call 250442-6060 or 250-309-9566

CASUAL JANITORIAL position at Waneta Plaza. Minimum of Grade 12; valid BC driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Related experience an asset, must work independently or as a team member. Wages as per collective agreement. Resumes from physically ďŹ t, mature candidates with quality references received at the Administration OfďŹ ce weekdays 9am to 12pm until March 14/12. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Waneta Plaza, 2058100 Rock Island Highway, Trail, BC.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Owner Operators Required Van Kamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group of Companies requires Owner Operators to be based at our Castlegar & Cranbrook Terminals for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev, 1800-663-0900 or 604-9685488 or email a resume, current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract and details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.


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Children Childcare Available STAY AT home Mom of 1 yr. old has 2 full time childcare spots available in Fruitvale. Healthy snacks provided, nonsmoking environment and criminal record check available. For more information call 250-367-6013


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LIFEGUARD/INSTRUCTOR (Casual) The City of Trail is seeking a moĆ&#x;vated individual to ÄŽll the casual posiĆ&#x;on of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Trail AquaĆ&#x;c & Leisure Centre. Detailed informaĆ&#x;on about this employment opportunity is available on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at or by request to Trisha Davison at (250) 364-0852. ApplicaĆ&#x;ons will be received unĆ&#x;l Friday, March 23, 2012. The City of Trail thanks all applicants for their interest and will only reply to those selected for an interview. ! !




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RENOVATED 3 BDR unit in quiet 4plex, large front yard, located in Waneta (Trail) Close to Walmart. $1,200 incl. utilities, w/d, f/s, no pets Call 250-304-5354 for viewing

E. TRAIL 1bd, small house no yard f/s laundry facilities 250368-3239

GLENMERRY, 3bdrm., N/P, N/S, 4 appliances. Available April 1. 250-368-9493

E.TRAIL, spacious 4bd. $875./mo. +util. Application &ref.req. n/p,n/s 250-368-8375

TRAIL, 3 Bedroom townhome in desirable Glenmerry neighbourhood. Very clean, fresh paint, new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. Available now for $980.00 per month. No smoking, no pets, ref. required. Please call 250-3687435

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FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.

Misc Services MOVING / Junk 250-231-3034



PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, 24hr Emergency Service. 250-231-7652

Painting & Decorating Garth McKinnon 364-1218

Journeyman Painter Merchandise for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent AVAIL immed. Sunningdale 1 bdrm large with balcony. Free laundry, heat, light, cable. NS/NP Call 250-231-2033 CASTLEGAR, 3Bdrm. apartment, f/s. $750./mo. 604-5124178 LARGE, clean and bright, newly painted 3 bedroom apartment DT Trail. Laundry and air conditioned. Seeking clean, quiet, long term tenant. 925.00/month includes utilities. Call Cary 250-505-6282

Trail. 1bdrm. Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Close to town. Heat incl. $550. 2 bdrm W/D $600. 250.364.1129

TRAIL, 2 Bedroom suite in House. Ideal location, across from Gyro park, walk to downtown and grocery stores, schools and Hospital. Great unit for a single person. No smoking, no pets. Ref. required. 250-368-7435 TRAIL, beautiful, spacious 1bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250368-1312 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, 3bd $760 NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-368-8423

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ROSSLAND GUEST SUITE, private entrance, deluxe ensuite & kitchenette. Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. N/S, N/P. Weekly, mo. rate. 604-836-3359

3-4 br & den with view. Lots of storage. Gas F/P. N/S. Refs. $950/mo. 250-231-7579.

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Townhouses 3BDRM., 1.5Bth. $880./mo. +utilities. NP. all amenities, family orientated. 250-3641822

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Beautiful, Clean and Well Maintained Well maintained 2 & 3 bedrooms townhouse 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments for for rent or purchase Rent Located by the Columbia located in Shaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s River in Glenmerry Bench Adult and Seniors oriented, No pets and no No Pets and No Smoking smoking Reasonable Rents, Reasonable prices Come and have a look Phone 364-1822 Phone 250-368-6761 or 364-0931. or 250-364-1922

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Misc. for Sale Scaffolding-4lifts, wheels, planks, hand rail, power washer, garden tiller, snow blower, hedge trimmer, pruner, Stihl chain saw 250.693.5528 SOFA BED, Qn.Sz. quality, like new. 1/2 OBO. 250-364-0192

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Local Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Mint & Proof Sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc. Any amount. Please call 250-499-0251


Real Estate Houses For Sale


$169,900 MU



Nice 3 bedroom home on a large corner lot. Flat yard, fully fenced. Great for kids & pets. Must see!


This home is like new and features new windows, Ă ooring, doors, bathrooms, the list goes on! Small guest suite as well. You will be impressed.




A 3 bedroom nonbasement home on a choice lot in a choice location at a great price! Call today.

This .23 acre serviced lot is ready to build on.



$129,500 T WA


Nice starter or retirement home in East Trail. Short walk to Aquatic centre, ballĂ&#x20AC;eld and Safeway.




On the river! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on a large 85â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 110â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lot on the river. New roof & paint. Beautiful views and access to the water.




Better than new! This 1/2 duplex offers over 2700 sq.ft. of quality Ă&#x20AC;nishing. Super hardwood Ă oors on main. 3 bath, main Ă oor laundry. Call to check this one out!


Beautifully renovated and decorated home. 3 bdrms, new electrical, plumbing, windows, doors, back yard and so much more. A must to see.


Beautiful 3 bdrm home w/ huge deck & spectacular valley views. New siding, roof, windows, doors, basement & so much more!



$289,900 ING ILD BU LOT

Beautiful chalet style family home on a quiet street. Close to school & town. 3 levels, 3+ bdrms, 2 baths, tons of features and a great backyard.


$69,900 W NE



A building lot in Sunningdale!!! A 40x100 lot on a quiet street with lane access. Excellent location!

ROSSLAND brand new, 2200 sq.ft. 4bdrm 2.5bath, $150 per sq. ft. 250-362-7716



Great location, great home! Updated plumbing, wiring, new bath, fenced yard, new roof, new gas Ă&#x20AC;replace. 3 bdrms, 2 baths.

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27



includes HST

Brand new half duplex. Top quality construction. Fully Ă&#x20AC;nished upstairs & down.


$279,000 IL VA 6A


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Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26

Want lowmaintenance living at a price thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affordable? Call today for more details!




Own your own piece of privacy. Small 3 bdrm home on 1 acre, located 10 minutes outside of Fruitvale.

Are you looking for a townhouse in nice condition? This 3 bdrm townhouse is on the riverbank, has a covered deck, fenced yard, freshly painted. Perfect for Ă&#x20AC;rst time buyer.





East Trail

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Wow! This home is over 4,000 sq.ft. of living space, plus itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on 4.5 acres of land!


Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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Beautiful 9.86 acre parcel on Col. Gdns. Rd. 3+bdrms, 2 bath home w/ large shop & stunning views across the valley. Beaver Creek meanders along the back of the property.

This home boasts pride of ownership. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, fully Ă&#x20AC;nished down, over 2,400 sq.ft. of living area. Located on Laburnum Dr. A must to view.

Fruitvale Beautiful 4 bdrm, 3 bath family home. All the work is done!




This great home is located in a nice private corner lot, with lots of parking for all your toys!


7191 Wright Way, Waneta




Saturday, March 17 â&#x20AC;˘ noon - 2:00pm

Solid 5 bedroom home for under $100,000!

Beaver Falls


Montrose Relax, all the work has been done! Newer kitchen, updated windows & doors, new roof, beautiful HW Ă oors. 3 bdrms, 2 baths. Move in ready.


Trail $99,900

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2008 3bdrm. Moduline @ Beaver Falls Mobile Park. $79,900 F/S D/W 250-367-6054


Beautiful 4 bed, 3 bath home located on a very private lot and comes with a huge detached workshop.

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

$244,900 E ON




Solid, well cared for home. Absolutely spotless. Newer kitchen, HW Ă oors, terraced fenced yard.




Great starter! Private yard, no thru street. 3 bdrms, 2 baths. Take a look!

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

4 beds, 2 baths, newer kitchen, new highefĂ&#x20AC;ciency furnace, new electrical, new plumbing, A/C, UG sprinklers. Just move in! /allprorealtyltd

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1st Trail Real Estate 1252 Bay Avenue, TRAIL (250) 368-5222



res 22.2 Ac

MLS# K205398

Sat, March 17 11am-1pm 1646 Nine Mile Trail $287,500

Sat, March 17 2-4pm Bella Vista Estates starting at $119,000

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your house worth? Call today for a Free Market Evaluation.

MLS# K210797

MLS# K205444

Trail $589,000

Beaver Falls $349,900

Fruitvale $372,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

4 Bdr 2 Bath

4 Bdr 2 Bath


MLS# K206977

MLS# K210946

Rossland $699,900

MLS# K205447

MLS# K205706

MLS# K210637

MLS# K202376

MLS# K205510

Trail $314,900

Trail $239,000

Rossland $304,900

Fruitvale $335,000

Trail $295,000

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

ting New Lis

ting New Lis

MLS# K211181

es 2 Hous 1 Price

MLS# K211191


MLS# K205930

MLS# K197493

MLS# K206771

Trail $229,900

Trail $225,000

Trail $212,000

Fruitvale $139,900

Trail $65,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

GERRY MCCASKY 250-231-0900

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Monday, March 12, 2012 Trail Daily Times





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1334 Cedar Ave beside JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fashions 250-368-3300

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106 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac




Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a classic and classy home. On the river bank in Tadanac, looking down at Gyro Park, great properties like this donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come along to often. Many mechanical upgrades and tasteful renovations.

2670 Iron Colt Avenue, Rossland


795 Dickens Street, Warfield 3 bdrm 2 bath in Upper Warfield at an amazing price! Electrical has been fully upgraded, u/g sprinklers, air conditioning, large kitchen, carport, large covered deck, all at a very attractive price!

Convenient East Trail location with off-street parking and several upgrades.


Stunning views and rooms bathed in sunshine! This 5 year old, 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath, half duplex has an open plan with generous room sizes throughout. High end appliance package, hardwood and tile floors, granite counters in the gorgeous kitchen. R2000 construction.

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525


1345 Columbia Avenue, Trail


Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162


640 Shelley Street, Warfield


Warfield Charmer. Enjoy the sunroom off the kitchen with its great views. Very nice patio area in backyard and lots of perennial plantings. Updated roofing, electrical and windows. Underground sprinkling and single garage. This home is ready to move in, call your REALTORÂŽ for your personal viewing. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264



Saturday Mar 17 11am-1pm

Saturday Mar 17 11am-1pm


405 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10th Avenue, Montrose 2135 McBride Street, Trail


Ready to move in...this 2 bedroom home is in great condition with many upgrades. Perfect for young couple or those who may want to downsize. Great kitchen with French doors opening to large deck. Call your REALTORÂŽ to view this charmer.

Centrally located 3 bdrm home with new paint inside and out, newer windows, upgraded electrical, new flooring, full basement with a workshop, plenty of storage, and covered parking. Call your REALTOR (R) today!

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Christine (250) 512-7653


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1216 Columbia Avenue, Trail

1896 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5th Avenue, Trail

Fantastic family home in Montrose. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large family room, double carport and single garage, spacious covered deck, upgrades have included wiring panel, most plumbing, some windows, heat pump, fresh paint, fenced yard, hot tub and more! At this price itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to go quickly! Call now before its gone!!

244 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2nd Avenue, Rivervale

2490 Cooke Avenue, Rossland

Cute well maintained home. Features 2 bdrms, hardwood and laminate floors, tasteful decorating and numerous updates. The property is fenced, nicely landscaped and has a single car garage Trailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s riverwalk is just across the back lane.

Large 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with updated flooring, paint, trim, gas fireplace, covered deck with hot tub, underground sprinklers - fenced level yard - double carport and more - Call your REALTORÂŽ now for a viewing.

Great family home with new windows, new flooring, and a bright, modern kitchen and double carport. Imagine a solid, comfortable, functional home in a great neighbourhood. Call your REALTORÂŽ to view this home.

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Bill (250) 231-2710





Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527


ext 42

Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Trail Daily Times, March 12, 2012  
Trail Daily Times, March 12, 2012  

March 12, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times