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Dedicated volunteer recognized with prestigious provincial award Years of giving come back to honour Hebert with B.C. Community Achievement Award BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

While others are focused on receiving their Old Age Security at 65, Anne Hebert began giving something back. A long time resident of Trail, Hebert launched herself into a career as a volunteer after she retired, dedicating her time to four community organizations, and has continued to do so for almost 20 years. Now 84, Hebert’s contribution was recently recognized by the province when she received a 2012 B.C. Community Achievement Award, the only person in the Kootenay and Okanagan region to receive one — and part of a 40-person provincial contingent so honoured. And she earned it. On any given week Hebert performs a multitude of services for others, always willingly and always with a smile. For 18 years she has volunteered at the Salvation Army Family Services (Kate’s Kitchen) and the Food Bank, hosts the birthday parties at the Poplar Ridge Pavilion, and serves as a director of the Trail Branch of the BC Senior Citizens’ Association. She also helps out the Anglican Church food bank, canvasses for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, mans a Christmas kettle for the Salvation Army and was an Eagle for 35 years, volunteering extensively with their many projects. “I can’t say, ‘No.’ When people ask me to do something, I can’t say, ‘No,’” Hebert said with a chuckle. “And my health is fairly good so I can


Anne Hebert, a 2012 B.C. Community Achievement Award recipient, doles out a pot of soup she made earlier in the day at Kate’s Kitchen at the Salvation Army on Rossland Ave. do it.” It’s good to help people out, she said, and she wanted to give something back to the community she arrived in decades ago with her late husband, Wally, from Birch Hills, Sask. The two raised four daughters in Trail, but after her husband’s health began to fail 34 years ago she took a job at Teck. When Hebert retired 15 years later and her children were grown, she put her efforts into volunteering. The community achievement awards honour individ-

uals who have made a significant contribution either as a volunteer or in the course of their work. Although she was nominated by Salvation Army Community Service manager Linda Radtke, there was plenty of support from the other organizations Hebert has worked with. Everyone wanted to write a letter of support for Hebert’s nomination, said Radtke, but she wouldn’t have had enough envelopes to mail all of the letters. “She’s such a humble person, she does everything

behind the scenes and just keeps on serving, never complains,” said Radtke. Once a week, Hebert makes a pot of her delectable, homemade soup at Kate’s Kitchen, and has been a mainstay of the Salvation Army’s kitchen since it began on Bay Avenue near the Eagles Hall 18 years ago. When that soup kitchen location was closed it moved over to the basement of the Salvation Army Thrift Store where it continued to operate, despite not having a full kitchen — but Hebert kept on cooking and never complained. Five years ago they moved into the well-equipped building on Rossland Avenue and Anne’s culinary skills flourished there, cooking for up to 60 people on any given day. “I thought she was amazing when she first came to work for us, as all of our volunteers are. But Anne just kind of stands out because she never complains,” said Radtke. “To have somebody so humble get this award is so awesome. I don’t usually do this because each one of my volunteers is special.” Hebert and other recipients of the 2012 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards will be recognized in a formal presentation at Government House in Victoria on April 25 — receiving a certificate and a medallion designed by B.C. artist Robert Davidson. The Community Achievement Awards are presented by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of B.C. to celebrate excellence in the arts, humanities, enterprise and community service. Launched in 2003, the award winners are selected by an independent advisory council.

MLA preaching poverty issue Jagrup Brar visits Trail Tuesday to detail his month living on welfare and add rural perspective BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

A B.C. politician who explored poverty by living on welfare for one month is coming to Trail on a tour of the region to understand the challenges faced in rural parts of the province. New Democrat MLA Jagrup Brar, small business critic, will stop in Castlegar first on his two-day trip prior to hitting Trail on Tuesday and finishing up his visit in Salmo and Nelson with Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy. “I think it’s great that he’s coming. It’s exciting that he’s bringing a perspective with him that I don’t think many people in our shoes have experienced,” said Conroy. “What he did for a month in surviving on social assistance down in Surrey and the Downtown Eastside is pretty amazing.” Brar accepted a challenge from the Raise the Rates Committee to live on a $610 allowance – given to a single individual expected to work – for the month of January. In order to experience all of the faces of poverty, Brar started his journey at a shelter in Surrey before moving into a roaming house – a nine-bedroom home with a shared washroom and kitchen – in the same city before moving to the Downtown Eastside for the remainder of the month. There he stayed in a single room occupancy – a small room with a hot plate and no fridge – and again shared facilities. He met with stakeholders and activists, single mothers, teen moms, farm worker refugees, people with disabilities, mental health and addiction issues and seniors during this

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Accident claims Trail senior BY TIMES STAFF A Trail senior was pronounced dead at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Thursday after a truck collecting recyclables in her neighbourhood struck her down. Police, fire and ambulance were called to the scene on Woodland Drive in Glenmerry, where the motor vehicle accident occurred at approximately 9a.m. The victim has been identified as Elisa Sidoni. West Kootenay Traffic Services from Nelson have taken over the investigation, along with the Coroner’s office.


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REGIONAL MLA wants to hear local concerns FROM PAGE 1 time to listen to their stories. He found most people became down on their luck when the economy plummeted or they were hit with a life-changing tragedy, faced abuse or addiction problems. “This has been a kind of life-changing experience for me,” he said. “If I sit in my office in Victoria and read 200 well-written reports by experts about poverty, I probably will not get the sense of reality that I got by living it myself.” Though the ministry allocates $375 from the received allowance for housing, Brar soon learned that accommodation would be at least $450. Adding a $42 bus ticket and $25 monthly phone fee – needed as he was expected to look for work – Brar was left with just over $100. He opted to use the rest of this money for food only, relying on what basic toiletries he brought from home. Though he ran out of money on Jan. 25, he managed to get by on free meals from charities, some that he obtained through volunteer hours at the Carnegie Community Centre, a “living room” for the Downtown Eastside. “What I learned personally from this experience is

that I will not judge people based on what they look like,” he said. “In 31 days, I was able to maintain three meals a day and I had no fears, no guilt and no depression that I may stay in this situation for a long time because I knew that I would be out of this soon. Even after that, I lost 24 pounds in one month.” He found the key issues to be a lack of affordable housing, low welfare rates and backwards policies. One reoccurring complaint was the lack of incentive to find employment when the government deducts dollar for dollar what an individual makes. He said changes to the social assistance program SUBMITTED PHOTO unveiled in the 2012 budget Surrey MLA Jagrup Brar lived a real poverty-stricken experience on welfare during the month of January when he that moves individuals to tried his hand at dumpster diving and binning in the Downtown Eastside. rural parts where they can find work is not tackling the “This is a serious issue, the highest in the country.” remainder of the day tour“I want to listen to local majority of cases. a profound issue B.C. is Brar will meet with ing the Skills Centre and the people’s concerns and how “Fifty-three per cent out facing,” he sad. “I’m a fath- local business owners at South Kootenay Business we can help,” he said of of the 180,000 people on er of three young children a luncheon put on by the Centre and lastly attend an the anti-poverty event held welfare have a disability,” and it’s very hard for me Trail and District Chamber event put on by Trail’s Poor at the Trail United Church he said. to imagine that there are of Commerce Tuesday from No More anti-poverty group that kicks off at 5 p.m. with “So that program will 130,000 children living in noon until 1:30 p.m. at the and the United Church’s Life introductions, a free meal not make a dent when it poverty in this province – chamber’s office, spend the Long Learning Committee. and discussions to follow. comes to the overall number of people on welfare.” He is now committed to make positive change and BY SALLY MACDONALD “It would be led by the Ministry 12 months. Once the strategy has been push for a comprehensive Cranbrook Townsman of Children and Family who would proven here, it will be expanded to poverty plan all while ridPoverty in Cranbrook has caught work with us to develop an action another 20 B.C. communities and run ing transit more and taking plan working directly with families province-wide by 2015. the time to listen to people’s the province’s attention. The city is one of seven chosen for to try and break that poverty cycle,” Cranbrook joins Port Hardy, Prince stories. a pilot project to develop a Regional said Mayor Wayne Stetski at a council George, Surrey, New Westminster, Community Poverty Reduction meeting last week. Stewart and Kamloops as pilot comStrategy. Phase 1 of the project will run for munities.

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Local youth pleads guilty to online luring charges BY TIMES STAFF

A Greater Trail youth has pleaded guilty to charges related to luring local teens online. The 17-year-old boy, who’s identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has admitted to 10 of the 47 charges including impersonation, Internet luring and extortion. Greater Trail RCMP first received two leads of an account user making physical threats to convince local boys around 13 years old to add him as a friend on Facebook. With further investigation, police found that the alleged online predator acted from June 2009 through to November of last year. He is set to appear in court on May 16 for sentencing.


Bill eliminates class size from funding formula BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

School boards continue to piece together what Bill 22 would mean following a meeting of school superintendents and school board chairs from across the province last week in Vancouver. Among the many components, the bill has removed district class size averages from the funding formula, meaning extra stu-

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Marie Van Diest believes her family can finally direct its anger at a face. The mother of murdered Armstrong teenager Taylor Van Diest was reacting to news that RCMP had arrested not one, but two individuals in connection with the death of her daughter Halloween night, and that a photo of the man suspected of killing her daughter was being released by police. Insp. Brendan Fitzpatrick, operations officer for B.C. RCMP’s major crime section, announced that Matthew Stephen Foerster, 26, a former resident of Cherryville, is facing a charge of second degree murder in connection with the death of Van Diest. Foerster’s father, Stephen Roy Foerster, 58, of Cherryville, has been charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to murder in connection with Van Diest’s death.


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Minister comfortable with pipeline timeline THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA - The federal government’s decision to put a cap on how long environmental assessment hearings can drag on isn’t expected to affect the Northern Gateway pipeline project, but aboriginal reaction to the change probably will. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says Ottawa isn’t planning to fast-track the approval process for the proposed $5.5 billion pipeline, despite his government’s announcement in last month’s budget they would limit project reviews to 24 months. The Gateway assess-

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Haida Gwaii. “We are not now going to try and educate the panel as well as we had hoped we would. “We are now going to review our legal options because that’s where we are going to end up, no doubt about it.” The three-member panel, which held its first public hearings at Kitamaat Village in January, is assessing the environmental effects of the project and is reviewing the Enbridge Inc. application under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the National Energy Board Act. Under the National Energy Board Act, the panel will decide if the project is in the public interest. It will assess its environmental effects under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES PIDPERYHORA, JULIA — In loving memory of Julia Pidperyhoya, who passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge, Trail BC on March 20, 2012 at the age of 93 with her family by her side. In 1936, Julia married Matt Pidperyhora. She was a wonderful mother and “Baba� who loved her family. She was devoted to her church, an excellent seamstress and loved to cook. Julia loved people, always making them feel welcome and special to her. She moved from the farm she loved so dearly to Rossland, BC where she retired to enjoy family and new friends. Julia will live on in the hearts of her children Edward (Adalice), David (Iris), Linda, Eugenia (Jack Irvin), Valora (Ron Needham), twelve grandchildren and their spouses and fourteen great-grandchildren. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Father Zenoviy Bahriy on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at St. Demetrius Holar Parish, Elfros, SK. The family wish to express their appreciation and gratitude for the loving care Mom received from Dr. C. Zhang, Dr. M. Jacobsen, Dr. A. Al Sawi an staff at KBRH in Trail, BC. Special thanks to the staff at Columbia View Lodge, Trail BC, for their outstanding concern, compassion and care during Mom’s final days. Sincere thanks to Personal Alternatives Funeral Services of Trail BC and Thompkins Funeral Home of Wadena, SK for their kindness and guidance. Special thanks to family and friends who provided sympathy and comfort during out time of sorrow.


Chinese dissident dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING - Fang Lizhi, one of China’s bestknown dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United States, where he fled after China’s 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. He was 76. Once China’s leading astrophysicist, Fang and his wife hid in the U.S. Embassy for 13 months after the crackdown. In exile, he was a physics professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Fang’s wife, Li Shuxian, confirmed to The Associated Press in Beijing that Fang died Friday morning in Tucson. Fang inspired a generation, said his friend and fellow U.S.-based exiled dissident Wang Dan, who announced the death on Facebook and Twitter. “I hope the Chinese people will never forget that there was once a thinker like Fang Lizhi. He inspired the ‘89 generation, and awoke in the people their yearning for human rights and democracy,� Wang wrote. “One day, China will be proud to once have had Fang Lizhi.� After the June 4, 1989 military crackdown that crushed the seven-week pro-democracy movement, Fang and his wife fled into the U.S. Embassy. Fang and Li had both been named in Chinese warrants that could have carried death sentences upon conviction. American diplomats refused to turn them over to Chinese authorities.


Journalist remembered as tough interviewer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Mike Wallace didn’t interview people. He interrogated them. He cross-examined them. Sometimes he eviscerated them. His reputation was so fearsome that it was often said that the scariest words in the English language were “Mike Wallace is here to see you.� Wallace, whose pitiless, prosecutorial style transformed television journalism and made “60 Minutes� compulsively watchable, died Saturday night at a care facility in New Canaan, Conn., where he had lived in recent years, CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco said. He was 93. Until he was slowed by heart surgery as he neared his 90th birthday in 2008, Wallace continued making news, doing “60 Minutes� interviews with such subjects as Jack Kevorkian and Roger Clemens. He had promised to still do occasional reports when he announced his retirement as a correspondent in 2006. Wallace, whose career spanned 60 years, said then that he had long vowed to retire “when my toes turn up� and “they’re just beginning to curl a trifle. ... It’s become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren’t quite what they used to be.� Wallace’s “extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within the television industry throughout its existence,� Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. president and CEO, said in a statement Sunday. Wallace was the first man hired when late CBS news producer Don Hewitt put together the staff of “60 Minutes� at its inception in 1968. The show pioneered the use of “ambush


Journalist Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on �60 Minutes,� has died, Saturday. He was 93. interviews,� with reporter and camera crew corralling alleged wrongdoers in parking lots, hallways, wherever a comment - or at least a stricken expression - might be harvested from someone dodging the reporters’ phone calls. Such tactics were phased out over time - Wallace said they provided drama but not much good information. And his style never was all about surprise, anyway. Wallace was a 5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:

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ttending the Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting and dinner party on a recent Friday night and then strolling around downtown the next day felt like Trail’s version of “A Tale of Two Cities.” There were no guillotines to be seen downtown, but the signs of death were everywhere. This was in striking contrast to the chamber AGM, where youthfulness and optimism were ascendant among the candidates for the board of directors. Outgoing president Ron Clarke spoke of the chamber’s growing membership of over 250 businesses large and small, and all the events and services the organization provides. But outside the Riverbelle banquet hall, the streets told a different story. I counted over 20 shuttered small storefronts on Bay and Cedar Avenue and their side streets, which was more than the number of pedestrians spotted during a 30-minute mid-afternoon meander. Add to that the larger buildings that now stand empty: the old CM&S company store, which until recently housed a video store that has moved to smaller

quarters; the old Eaton’s building; the former Eagle’s and PLP premises; and the fortress-like C.S. Williams Clinic. Fields will soon be joining the vacant monuments to the city’s economic past, when 13,000 people lived in Trail and bigger commercial centres were not an easy drive away. The long-awaited consultant’s report on the future of the city’s core is to be released this month. Let’s hope the city, chamber, economic development office, regional district, Teck and other large companies, building owners, small businesses, the Columbia Basin Trust, senior levels of government, non-profits and Trail citizens are presented with a plan they can get behind and get on with, because it is a big job that needs doing. To start, downtown desperately needs a facelift. Just about every building calls out for a power wash, while many require at least paint jobs and decent signage to make their fronts look respectable. The fact McDonald’s is pretty much the best-looking building tells you all you need to know about the state of the core. While beautification is not the cure for what ails the


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area it is an obvious place to start and should facilitate a change in attitude of businesses and customers. Attitude adjustment is no small thing in downtown, where an atmosphere of doom prevails. While seeing few cars and almost no people on the streets, I did come across one nonautomotive business with used tires for sale in its front window. Other businesses were closed for no apparent reason. With the exception of that stretch of Cedar Avenue where Shoppers’ Drug Mart is located, most blocks don’t beckon potential customers. There is a certain amount of chicken and egg here: businesses won’t invest until they can foresee a decent return and consumers won’t come unless they are inter-

ested. This is where government intervention is needed in the form of tax incentives and a major student works program to get renovation costs in line with shortterm returns on investment. Perhaps the skills centre and development office could put together a program to ease or eliminate the paperwork burden on contractors who could utilize subsidized student laborers. The city should move ahead with a museum, library and visual arts centre on its Esplanade lands, which incorporates commercial and residential space. I know that outdoor summer dining on the waterfront sounds like intergalactic travel by Trail standards, but surely someone can make this happen? The local partners in the Greater Trail Community Centre (what’s left of the regional recreation function) need to invest in a marketing plan for the Charles Bailey Theatre and utilization of the portion of the building rented to Selkirk College. In addition to condos on the river, how about turning the Ferraro Foods parking lot into a housing project with a medium- or highrise building atop the cars? Downtown needs more

people not living below the poverty line walking the streets and using the services on a daily basis. Ultimately, the planners have to entice more people to live not just downtown, but also in Trail and its suburbs. The Community in Bloom committee has done some preliminary tracking of the astonishing number of people who earn their loot from Trail’s major employers but live in Castlegar and beyond. Proximity should be a natural advantage in attracting new workers to settle in Trail, but apparently the limited housing stock and other factors not. Research needs to be done on what these people want and how we can encourage developers to build it for them. When more people want to live in Greater Trail, as well as shop, eat, and entertain themselves here, then we will have a community we can enjoy even more than we already do. Raymond Masleck is a retired long-time reporter for the Times. He is president of the Visac Gallery and Trail District Arts Council, vicepresident of a local seniors’ housing society, and active in the Rotary Club of Trail.

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Business owner has a valid point Re: Business Owner Frustrated (Letters to the Editor, Trail Times April 4) … that, I am sure, is how many business owners in Trail feel, and have felt for many years. I think it is safe to say that most citizens in our area have watched the businesses in the downtown core vanish over the years and wondered why is it so prevalent here. Castlegar seems to be flourishing very well. Nelson is, in many ways, nothing short of a phenomenal with people scurrying about, at all times of the day. There are shops, restaurants, offices, not only on the main street, but on the side streets and alleys as well. Each one of those businesses seem to have people

coming and going, stopping and making use of whatever the establishment is at all hours of the day. There are people walking about not just during business hours but also during what would be seen as the slow times. Have you ever driven around Nelson on a Sunday afternoon? It is busier there than any time of the day, any day of the week here in Trail. While it is true that the “downtown” that many of us remember is a thing of the past in most communities, it is also hard not to ask why Trail has become what it has while two communities close by have not... I wonder, could it have anything to do with those ‘closed door decisions’? Situations like the one

that Mr. Berukoff has encountered could easily cause one to throw in the towel and close the doors of an already struggling small business. It is often said that the dictatorship that some council members exhibit may have something to do with the growth… and shrinkage of the local business community. Maybe if some of the money that is so quickly passed out on studies of how to improve the downtown core was used to help the downtown core there could be some growth. Maybe then Trail could really become, more than we imagine or maybe even with a little luck a little more like we remember. Geri Coe Trail

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he information age him about $100,000 a year as he might have sped up B.C. tries to build a second political voters’ mood swings, career in B.C. but the basic dynamic Another legacy of Cummins’ hasn’t changed since the days of federal record is his support for Social Credit. the harmonized sales tax. As he When familiarity breeds con- hastens to clarify, he supported tempt, people vote to reject the Conservative legislation to enter familiar and see into HST deals what happens. with any province, Or as one radio which Ontario and talk-show caller B.C. subsequently summed up his did. decision to climb Cummins said on board the B.C. B.C. could have Conservative brought in the HST bandwagon, he at a lower rate to TOM knows two things reflect its broader about leader reach, as Atlantic John Cummins: provinces did. But “He’s not Adrian they tried to make B.C. Views Dix and he’s not it a “tax grab” and Christy Clark.” now they’ve “poisoned the well” It’s been more 21 years for many years. since Gordon Wilson reshaped “We’re going to have to pay B.C. politics and launched the the price I guess, in the sense modern-day B.C. Liberal Party that where it has been introwith a single quip in a leaders’ duced, it has been shown to have debate between a bickering Rita grown business,” Cummins said. Johnston and Mike Harcourt. “Think tanks on both the left Cummins has about a year to and the right have come to that show he’s earned his rising poll conclusion.” numbers, and to refute the conTo me this beats the NDP’s ventional wisdom that he’s the crude coffee-shop populism that best friend the NDP has had simply ignores HST benefits for since Wilson put them in power small business and the poor. and later joined them. Speaking of crude, Cummins So let’s get to know Cummins further distinguishes himself a bit better. He’s 70, and has from the B.C. Liberals by endorsan 18-year record as a Reform- ing the proposed Northern Alliance-Conservative MP. His Gateway oil pipeline to Kitimat. Ottawa days are mainly remem- He applauds the federal governbered for battling treaties and ment for moving to place limits aboriginal-only fisheries, and on submissions to federal envifor being the first Reform MP ronment hearings, citing the to reverse himself and take the thousands of Internet sign-ups MP pension. That pension pays that have clogged the Northern


Gateway hearings. His record on aboriginal issues suggests he has little sympathy for territorial objections from First Nations, those with treaties or those without. The April 19 by-elections in Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope offer a chance for the B.C. Conservatives to present policy alternatives. So far they’re against gas taxes, especially the carbon tax, against a second Metro Vancouver garbage incinerator, and in favour of fixing the “catch and release” justice system. These are the slogans that stand in for actual policies needed to govern. Cummins will be going door to door in the by-elections, especially in Chilliwack-Hope, where he believes his upstart party has a real shot at winning. He offers a telling anecdote about the last time he was doorknocking in Port Moody, the premier’s former hometown. The B.C. Liberals have suggested the B.C. Conservatives chose Christine Clarke as their candidate to capitalize on the premier’s name recognition. That wasn’t what Cummins and his previously unknown candidate found when they first started campaigning. “She’d say hi, my name is Christine Clarke, and the doors would close rather quickly,” Cummins said. Now she identifies herself as the B.C. Conservative candidate, then gives her name. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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NATIONAL Boy rescued from washing machine THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY - A Saturday afternoon of good, clean fun took an unusual spin when a Calgary boy playing hide-and-seek became stuck in a washing machine. Firefighters say the 13-year-

old was trying to hide in the toploading machine, and was almost completely inside it when he got jammed. His grandmother tried to free him then she called the fire department, and it took firefighters half an hour to get the boy out.

MacKay aware of extra cost of jets THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. - Defence Minister Peter MacKay says he was aware two years ago that it would cost closer to $25 billion to buy a new fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets. That’s about $10 billion more than the nearly $15 billion the government has maintained would be the price of the 65 radarevading aircraft. MacKay was asked on CTV’s Question

Period whether he was aware of the higher internal number. He said the higher number takes into account the ongoing cost of pilots’ salaries and other costs associated with operating the current fleet of CF-18 jet fighters. “Yes, and it was explained to me just that way, that the additional $10 billion was money that you could describe as sunk costs, that is what we’re paying our personnel, and


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The Conservative government has faced heated attacks from the opposition, including calls for ministerial resignations. MacKay dismissed a suggestion that he should resign over the matter. “This money has not been spent. No money is missing,” he said. Opposition MPs appearing on the same program rejected MacKay’s explanation. NDP critic Jack Harris accused the government of deliberately misleading Canadians on the true cost of the project, including during last year’s federal election campaign. “They can’t paper this over. This is going to haunt them.” fl

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Salmo club mines gold Judo pair punch tickets to national tournament BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor


The Birchbank golf course opened up its links on Friday, as golfer Gord Duffus of Fruitvale took full advantage of the sunshine on Sunday to pound a few balls on the driving range. Hundreds teed off over the weekend as the Rossland-Trail Golf Club at Birchbank celebrates its 90th season.


Vees take first two from Kings BY EMMANUEL SEQUEIRA Penticton Western News

A lucky crash helped the Penticton Vees take a 2-0 series lead against the Powell River Kings in the BCHL championship final Saturday. After taking a D.J. Jones pass, Vees forward Bryce Gervais was hauled down on his way to Kings goalie Sean Maguire. As Gervais was forced to the ice, he was also directed into Maguire who was taken out. The puck went to Steven Fogarty, who fired a bad angled shot into the net to give the Vees a 2-1 lead. The goal also proved to be the winner. Fogarty said because Gervais was pushed into the       

A small but potent Salmo Judo Club contingent brought home a bounty of medals from a judo tournament in Edmonton last week, including a trip to the nationals for two of the athletes. Five members of the Salmo club joined more than 1,500 competitors at the Edmonton International Judo Championships to battle for a spot on the provincial team. When the dust settled, an impressive four of the five Salmo athletes picked up medals: Arianna DeGeorgio, Corbin DeGeorgio and Justine Goulet all won gold medals, Tia Lundgren took home silver and Trennin Lifely just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish. However, based on accumulated points, Lifely qualified for Team B.C. in the 66-kilogram juvenile men’s class and Goulet was named to the juvenile 40-kg. women’s, ensuring each a ticket to the nationals. “They as well as the other Salmo Judo Club team members were shining with beautiful techniques and well-thought-out game plans,� said Sensei Sandy Vaughan-Sydnam in a release. “The team is developing a great name for itself and many other instructors and coaches admired the work of our club.� The event, like others during the season, is a selection tournament, where athletes accumulate points to qualify for their provincial teams and the opportunity to compete in the Canadian Nationals in Toronto in July. Afer a 4 a.m. departure from Salmo and a long bus ride, the first challenge for the team was making the weigh-in. “It’s always stressful before the tournament to make sure everyone on the team makes the appropriate weight division,� said Vaughan-Sydnam. A pound over or under can disqualify a competitor or put one at the bottom of a weight division with larger players, in addition to paying a fine. Fortunately, the club members all made weight and went on to great performances. Anyone interested in joining the Salmo Judo Club may do so at any time during the season, visit a class or call 357-2029 for more info. The club hosts the Kootenay Classic Judo Tournament at the Salmo Youth and Community Centre on Apr. 28, the public is welcome.

goalie, the play wasn’t whistled for goalie interference. As the play developed the New York Rangers draft pick said he didn’t feel pressure on the play. “It was a tough angle but I got it in,� said Fogarty. In Game 1 Friday, Vees forward Travis St. Denis netted a goal and an assist and was named the games’ first star in leading Penticton to a 3-1 victory. The Trail native has three goals and eight assists in 13 playoff games and sits in eighth in scoring. After a shaky start Saturday, Fogarty said the Vees got better in the second, which then set up for a stronger third period.

Matt Scarth opened the scoring at 7:21 of the first period. The Vees didn’t equal the score until the second when Joey Benik beat Maguire on his glove side. As Benik cut into the Kings zone, he said he used a player as a screen then fired a wrist shot on goal, which deflected off Maguire’s glove. Vees goalie Chad Katunar had another strong game making 29 saves and earning first star honours. Kings coach Kent Lewis said his team hasn’t played “good enough� following two games. “Their goalie played better than ours,� said Lewis. “We had some brain cramps that

gave them goals.� Lewis felt his team carried most of the play and killed crucial penalties as the Vees went 0-for-5 on the man advantage. “We just have to be more opportunistic,� said Lewis, adding that he will alter some things for Game 3 in Powell River. “Two goals in two games is not enough.� During the third period, the Vees were forced to shut down the Kings offensively with only five defencemen. Troy Stecher got hurt 27 seconds in as he was hit on his knee and needed help off the ice. Games 3 and 4 now shift to Powell River on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Sudden death decides Masters THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Trapped in the trees, Bubba Watson had no chance. Good thing he’s one of those guys who never hits the ball straight. Unable to even see the green from where he was standing, Watson curled a shot from out of the pine straw and safely onto the 10th green to win the Masters on the second hole of a playoff Sunday over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen. Watson won his first major and cried hard on his mom’s shoulder as they embraced on the 10th green. He won by hitting a most-memorable wedge shot, one that may have trumped the historic double-eagle 2 that Oosthuizen dropped in on the second green to take the lead early in the final round. Both players finished regulation at 10-under

278. With his bubble gum-pink driver and his allwhite outfit, Watson is one of those guys who stands out and he did, indeed, at Augusta National.. After missing a 10-foot putt that would have won it on the 18th green in the first playoff hole, he pushed one so far right, it was actually behind the gallery. No punching it out on this day. Instead, he lined it up, curved it in and when Oosthuizen couldn’t get up and down from in front of the green, Watson simply had to two-putt to capture the green jacket. He almost made the first one, rolling it a few inches past the hole. As the crowd began cheering, he held out his hand to playfully calm down everyone, then tapped it in. The tears started flowing immediately.


Canada squeezes past Scotland in final THE CANADIAN PRESS BASEL, Switzerland Canada’s Glenn Howard defeated Scotland’s Tom Brewster 8-7 to win the gold medal Sunday at the world men’s curling championship. Howard made a draw to the button in the extra end for the victory. “Surreal is the best word I can come up with,” Howard said. “I can’t believe we actually pulled this thing off.” Brewster had a chance to win it in the 10th end but his stone slid out and he settled for one. In the extra end, Canada lead Craig Savill hit two nice ticks

and teammates Brent Laing and Wayne Middaugh came through with the necessary takeouts to set up Howard’s winning throw. “It’s for the world championship and there’s a lot on the line but Glenn makes it 99 times out of 100,” Middaugh said. “That’s why he’s throwing the last puck and there’s nobody better to have doing it.” It was the second straight year that Brewster had to settle for silver. He lost to Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton in last year’s final in Regina. Scotland opened the scoring with a steal in the first end after Howard was heavy with

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his raise. Howard scored three with a takeout in the third end but Brewster pulled even with a draw for two in the fourth. Howard drew for one in the fifth and Brewster hit the button for a single in the sixth. Howard regained the lead in the seventh with a delicate tapback at the edge of the eight-foot to score two. Brewster answered with a deuce of his own in the eighth end after Howard’s takeout rolled near the fringe of the 12-foot. Canada regained the lead with a single in the ninth before the dramatic final two ends.

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SCOREBOARD NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE z-NY Rangers y-Boston y-Florida x-Pittsburgh x-Philadelphia x-New Jersey x-Washington x-Ottawa Buffalo Tampa Bay Winnipeg Carolina Toronto N.Y. Islanders Montreal

GP 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82

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WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts z-Vancouver 82 51 22 9 111 y-St. Louis 82 49 22 11 109 y-Phoenix 82 42 27 13 97 x-Nashville 82 48 26 8 104 x-Detroit 82 48 28 6 102 x-Chicago 82 45 26 11 101 x-San Jose 82 43 29 10 96 x-Los Angeles 82 40 27 15 95 Calgary 82 37 29 16 90 Dallas 82 42 35 5 89 Colorado 82 41 35 6 88 Minnesota 82 35 36 11 81 Anaheim 82 34 36 12 80 Edmonton 82 32 40 10 74 Columbus 82 29 46 7 65 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference

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GA 198 165 204 210 203 238 210 179 226 222 220 226 231 239 262

Regular Season Scoring Leaders GP G A Evgeni Malkin, Pit 75 50 59 Steven Stamkos, TB 82 60 37 Claude Giroux, Phi 77 28 65 Jason Spezza, Ott 80 34 50 Ilya Kovalchuk, NJ 77 37 46 Phil Kessel, Tor 82 37 45 James Neal, Pit 80 40 41 John Tavares, NYI 82 31 50 Henrik Sedin, Van 82 14 67 Patrik Elias, NJ 81 26 52 Erik Karlsson, Ott 81 19 59 Marian Hossa, Chi 81 29 48 Ray Whitney, Pho 82 24 53 Joe Thornton, SJ 82 18 59 3 tied with 76 pts.

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PLAYOFFS All Times Pacific (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Ottawa at NY Rangers, 4 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. Washington at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Friday New Jersey at Florida, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 4:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Saturday, Washington at Boston, Noon Ottawa at NY Rangers, 4 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Sunday Nashville at Detroit, 9 a.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Noon. New Jersey at Florida, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 NY Rangers at Ottawa 4:30 p.m. Boston at Washington, 4:30 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 7 p.m. April 17 Florida at New Jersey, 4 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 6 p.m. April 18 NY Rangers at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. April 19 Florida at New Jersey, 4 p.m. Boston at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 5 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. April 20 x-Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. x-Detroit at Nashville, 5 p.m. April 21 x-Washington at Boston, Noon x-New Jersey at Florida, 3:30 p.m. x-Ottawa at NY Rangers, 4 p.m. x-San Jose at St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. x-Chicago at Phoenix, 7 p.m. April 22 x-Boston at Washington, TBD x-Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBD x-Nashville at Detroit, TBD x-Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD April 23 x-NY Rangers at Ottawa, TBD x-Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-St. Louis at San Jose, TBD April 24 x-Florida at New Jersey, TBD x-Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Detroit at Nashville, TBD x-Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD April 25 x-Washington at Boston, TBD x-San Jose at St. Louis, TBD x-Chicago at Phoenix, TBD April 26 x-Ottawa at NY Rangers, TBD x-New Jersey at Florida, TBD x-Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD


B.C. wins frozen four THE NELSON STAR The Boston College Eagles downed Ferris State 4-1 Saturday night to earn its fifth national championship in program history. Nelson Minor Hockey graduate Isaac MacLeod is a sophomore defenceman with the Eagles who celebrated their win before a huge crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Junior goaltender Parker

Milner recorded 27 saves en route to being named the 2012 Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player. “I feel honored and privileged to be a part of the BC program, the university and specifically the hockey program,” senior captain Tommy Cross told media after the game. “This was the best team I’ve ever been on. We just had something in our mind that the season was only going to end one way and that was our main focus.” - with files from Boston College

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Consider telling a version of the truth to fiancée Dear Annie: I recently became engaged to my wonderful girlfriend of four years. The wedding is scheduled to take place in September, and I just made the worst mistake of my life. My fiancée’s grandfather recently was diagnosed with cancer. My fiancee and her brother left town for two weeks to spend time with him. I stayed home, and so did “Angie,” my future brother-in-law’s wife. Angie has three difficult children, including a daughter with special needs. It is very stressful for her. The day before my fiancée returned, Angie completely collapsed. I helped her get her kids in bed, and we talked for hours about the pressure she’s under. We had a couple of glasses of wine to relax. Honestly, Annie, I never imagined things would go the way they did, but we slept together and are now tormented



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with guilt. We promised it would never happen again and that we’d take it to our graves. The problem now is that I can’t look at my fiancée without thinking what a terrible person I am. How could I do this to her? I don’t think I can marry her after what I’ve done, but I don’t know how to break it off, either. What are my options? -- Worst Fiancéºe Ever in Toronto Dear Fiancée: One option is to tell the truth, possibly wrecking your engagement and Angie’s marriage. Another option is to say nothing, although both you and Angie would have to be able to live

with the guilt, and it would take time before your relationship with her could normalize. (And there’s no guarantee the truth wouldn’t come out later.) You also could simply walk away from the engagement, devastating your fiancee. Or you could tell a version of the truth: that while she was out of town, you got drunk and slept with another woman. You don’t have to name the woman or give the impression that you knew her. Beg your girlfriend for forgiveness, and ask her to go with you for premarital counseling. If she dumps you, so be it, but at least you both will know why. Dear Annie: My brother recently passed away. We are a well-known family in the community and received many cards, memorials and flowers. It was such a tribute, and we were very grateful. It was quite a task thanking

everyone, but it would have been so much easier if you could tell your readers to: Sign the card with your first and last names. If sending a gift or flowers, please also list your address. We called the florist, but they didn’t always have addresses. It is especially hard when there are multiple friends or families listed on one card and some live out of town. Please tell them. -- Barbara in Nebraska Dear Barbara: People often mistakenly assume that you will know who “Ted and Sheila” are, not considering that you might know more than one couple with those names, or that their handwriting is so illegible you aren’t sure if it’s “Ted and Sheila” or “Tom and Stella” -- or their address is unlisted. Please, folks, your kindness is much appreciated, so allow the recipients to thank you properly. Dear Annie: I

read the letter from “Distraught Daughter,” whose mother has started drinking again and becomes abusive when blotto. I was an alcoholic for 30 years and now am sober. Along with recommending AA

and Al-Anon, suggest they take pictures of the alcoholic. My boyfriend took a picture of me at my worst, and it was shocking. I always cleaned up the next day and didn’t remember anything I did. I insisted that what

people said couldn’t be true. That picture helped me get sober. I wish someone had videotaped me 30 years ago when I was drunk, hostile and vulgar. I might have gotten sober earlier. -Sober Now



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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Tuesday, April 10, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A lovely day! Explore something new and different. Visit places you’ve never been before. You’re eager for adventure and an opportunity to learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is an excellent day to sit down with others and discuss inheritances, insurance matters, banking, taxes, debt and shared property. Boring perhaps, but you’ll accomplish much. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Because the Moon is directly opposite your sign today, you will have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. This is not a big deal. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This could be an extremely productive day at work because you find it easy to get the cooperation you want

from others. Your words will be like a hot knife cutting through butter. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Tackle any kind of creative project today, because you feel energetic and imaginative. Enjoy sports, the arts, movies, show business and anything having to do with playful times with children. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Relations with family members or time spent alone at home will delight. You have a warm feeling in your tummy about life in general. Discussions with parents will be harmonious. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Keep in mind that you need more sleep now, because the Sun is far away from your sign. However, relations with others are especially smooth today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This can be a productive

day at work. You have no trouble encouraging others to help you or join your projects. In turn, you likewise will be supportive of them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Love affairs, special occasions, social events, parties, sports and playful times with children are tops on the menu for you today. Basically, you want to have fun!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Home and family are your primary focuses today. Entertain at home if you can. Or simply enjoy quiet time by yourself. This is an excellent day for real-estate deals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Because you’re in such a positive frame of mind, this is a great day to teach, write, act, sell, market or promote anything. It’s also an excel-

lent day for those who drive for a living. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Business and commerce are favored today. You’ll enjoy shopping as much as you’ll enjoy earning your money. Trust your money-making ideas. YOU BORN TODAY You’re independent and aware of your needs and what you want in life. (And you’re not afraid to go after them.) If the









occasion calls for it, you’re courageous. You stand your ground. Whatever you do, you do thoroughly, setting high standards for yourself. You make sure you do things well. An exciting new cycle begins for you this year. Open any door! Birthdate of: Omar Sharif, actor; Shay Mitchell, actress; Steven Seagal, actor/martial artist. (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

Employment Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVERS WANTED: TerriďŹ c career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & beneďŹ ts pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

CUSTOMER SERVICE & KITCHEN POSITIONS Previous kitchen and/or customer service experience is an asset but we will train the right person – attitude is EVERYTHING! Must be available daytime, evenings and weekends. Please drop off your resume in person outside of lunch/ dinner hours and ask for Heidi or email your resume to No phone calls please. 1166 Pine Ave., Downtown Trail

Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Line Cook Career training available

Trades, Technical


Build Your Career With us

• Focus on Safety Performance • Industry Leader in World Markets • Competitive Compensation Package • Sustainable Business Practices • Progressive Enviro. Do you thrive in a dynamic & challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development?

Apply online today & build your career with us!

Dengarry Professional Services Ltd. is seeking experienced individuals or couples for contract to provide live in 24 hr. support for short term stabilization to adults with mental & physical disabilities in Kamloops. Applicant must have education and exp. either in behavioral and/or medical supports. Applicant will undergo extensive screening including reference checks, Crim Check and drivers abstract. Housing & Utilities incls. w/ a Remarkable Compensation Package. Please forward resume to Kristine Toebosch at ktoebosch@ or fax to 1-250-377-4581 or mail Attn: Kristine PO Box 892 Kamloops BC V2C-5M8


Meadow Lake, SK

Carpenters & apprentices wanted for Pols Contracting. Call Jeff @ 250.231.4142

24 hr. Live-In Support Required (Kamloops, B.C.)

Baker Hughes Alberta based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring;


We want to hear from you.....

Home Care/Support


is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave

**WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL DAILY TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

Trades, Technical

Class 1 or 3 License required.


HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:



Continuing Education Upcoming Courses: Simply Accounting II: Apr 10-26 MS Word II: Apr 11-30 Keeping Plants Healthy: Apr 11 Public Speaking: Apr 11- May 30 Dementia/ Alzheimer Caregivers: Apr 13-27 TO REGISTER FOR COURSES, PLEASE CALL NELLA AT 250.364.5770


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. ConďŹ dential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Contractors HANSON DECKING West Kootenay Agent for Duradek 250-352-1814

Garden & Lawn Siddall Garden Services



Home Repairs HOME HANDYMAN attn: Seniors & Landlords - why pay more? Lance 250.231.6731

Misc Services DIRTBUSTERS Carpet cleaning, ood work, furnace and airduct cleaning. 250-3640145, 250-364-1484 MOVING / Junk Removal 250-231-8529

Help Wanted JOURNEYPERSONS and Apprentice Electricians needed for 6 week project. All work is night shift only. Experienced in all phases of electrical installation in commercial projects conduit, BX and distribution work, ďŹ xture installation, bending EMT. Please email current resume to ofďŹ or fax to 604-513-8577.

Help Wanted


Work Wanted

For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for ALL ages.


HOUSEKEEPER experienced, reliable. Call Candy at 250231-6191

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Trail BC

We require a TECHNICIAN to work in a fast paced shop. Please send or email resume with complete work history and references to: Marc Cabana at Champion Chevrolet 250-368-9134 or Carlos DeFrais at Champion Chevrolet 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3

A healthy local economy depends on you




fax 250.368.8550 email Services Services Employment Employment



Route 359 10 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Forsythia Dr Route 370 18 papers 2nd St, Hillcrest Ave, Mountain St Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 381 11 papers Coughlin Rd Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd

Route 406 15 papers Cooke Ave & Kootenay Ave Route 414 18 papers Thompson Ave,Victoria Ave Route 416 10 papers 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, Elmore St, Paul S Route 420 17 papers 1st, 3rd Kootenay Ave, Leroi Ave Route 421 9 papers Davis & Spokane St Route 424 9 papers WarďŹ eld Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, Route 195 17 papers Plewman Way Blake Court, Shelley St, Whitman Route 434 7 papers Way 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Turner Ave



Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Route 451 8th St, 9th St



Route 172 27 papers Highway Dr, Iris Cres, Lily Cres Route 180 25 papers Heather Pl, Laurel Cres, Primrose St

Route 303 16 papers 12th Ave, Grandview Pl

Castlegar Route 311 6 papers 9th Ave & Southridge Dr Route 312 15 papers 10th & 9th Ave Route 314 12 papers 4th, 5th, & 6th Ave Route 321 10 papers Columbia & Hunter’s Place

10 papers

Montrose Route 345 9 papers 5th St, 8th, 9th Ave Route 348 21 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd

West Trail Route 131 14 papers Bay Ave, Riverside Ave Route 132 14 papers Daniel St, Wilmes Lane Route 140 11 papers Daniel St, Topping St

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206


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7A[[fiWa[\ehWB_\[j_c[ Receive a 2x3 birth included announcement for only $29.99 HST

Misc. Wanted PAYING CASH for old furniture, antiques, collectables and articles of value. Please phone Pat Hogan 250-3689190, 250-352-6822

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

pleased to Lois & Peter Grif¿n are ir son the of th bir announce the

Painting & Decorating

Chris Grif¿n







Can you believe the price on this house now? Don’t wait too long or it will be gone!

Columbia Heights


A good, solid starter or retirement home on a view lot overlooking the river. Home is in excellent condition and offers very good value.




sLarge master suite sTheater room sKitchen to die for sPlay room

Phone for appointment 250-364-9927

250-368-5000 Fruitvale Genelle

This 3,000 sq.ft. custom built home sits on 1/2 an acre and has incredible views!

2,600 sq.ft. beautifully updated home on .61 of an acre.


East Trail


Great starter or for the retiree. 2 beds, 1 bath, freshly painted, new Áooring throughout, new windows, new roof!

Updated home. New paint, Áooring, windows. Huge corner lot, room for parking for all the toys!



Country Charmer! You’ll love the reÀnished Àr Áoors, 4 bdrm family home on over an acre!

East Trail



Great family home in convenient location! Everything has been done, just move in!



Prepare to be impressed when you view the 3 bdrm, 2 bath home. Covered patio areas, fully Ànished. Neat as a pin, many updates.

Cute, clean & comfortable 1 1/2 storey 3 bdrm, 2 bath home. Large lot, fenced back yard, HW Áoors, Àreplace. All this at an affordable price!


Wow! What a house! 4 bdrms, 4 baths. Decks. Plus a full in-law suite. All on 5 acres of land!

Bright & open 3 bdrm home in lower WarÀeld. Big rec room & games room, tons of storage. Triple garage plus RV parking.


$529,900 VE ! MO T IN H RIG




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

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27


$207,000 RE



Nice starter or retirement home in East Trail. Short walk to Aquatic centre, ballÀeld and Safeway.






OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 7 starting at 1:00pm

185 Wellington Annable


Beautifully renovated & decorated 3+ bedroom home, creekside in Annable.

Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26


Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Super development potential in a nice residential neighbourhood in Rossland. 100 x 150 lot with 3 bedroom home.





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

$67,000 T EA N GR ATIO C LO

‘Like New’ best describes this mobile home in a choice park in Genelle. Nothing to do here, just move in & enjoy!



Fabulous 5 bedroom modern home in desirable Sunningdale. Great size and layout and parking. Must see!




Better than new! This 1/2 duplex offers over 2,700 sq.ft. of quality Ànishing. Super HW Áoors on main. 3 bath, main Áoor laundry. Call to check this one out!



Sat. April 7 | 1:30 - 3:00

Sat. April 7 | 11:30 - 1:30

278 LeRose St. Trail

370 SchoÀeld Hwy WarÀeld

4 bedroom, 2 bath. Heated double garage, no-thru street!

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

It takes 11 muscles to read Help to develop & improve our this ad. community. VOLUNTEER






Great Fruitvale home located on a nice corner lot.




East Trail


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

This great home has 4000 sq ft of living space. 5 acres with shop, dbl garage and 3 decks.

Columbia Heights


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





1148 Bay Ave, Trail

Wow! Is the only word to describe this 4 bdrm, 3 bath home. Beautiful HW Áoors, vaulted ceilings, large park-like yard, close to schools & more!



E.TRAIL, 2217 2nd. corner lot 60x100, 4bd.,1.5bth, carport near amen., u/g sprink., ctrl.htg/ AC, appls incl., lam. flrs, lg.yd/grdn. 250-364-0415




sOffice sGlenmerry school catchement

A stunning executive quality home in a quiet setting with a beautiful back yard. This 3 bedroom home is only 6 years old and is a “must see.”




COME and take a look at this cozy little home in the affordable community of Ymir. Great starter home or rental property. Mobile home with a log addition, fenced 0.154acre lot with a nicely treed backyard. Home is heated by electric, oil or wood. 1321sqft. of living space, 2bdr/1bath. Close to Salmo, Whitewater and 20min. from Nelson. Newer washer/dryer, fridge/stove. Asking price is $98,000. To view call 250-551-2535 or 403-799-4817 and I will put you in touch with my realtor!




Houses For Sale

Emerald Ridge



Misc. Wanted

3072 Laburnum Drive

$369,900 GO

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

COUCH (compact), lazy boy, flat screen TV. Lg couch /footrests for sale. 250-364-2922

Journeyman Painter Houses For Sale



Houses For Sale

LAWNMOWER BLADES, West Coast seeds, Peat pots, Potting soil. Gadgets & More, Downtown Trail.250-364-0404




Misc. for Sale

Garth McKinnon

All Pro Realty Ltd. W

Houses For Sale

Livestock BULLS For Sale: Registered top quality Luings. Two=year olds & yearlings. Telephone 250-346-3100

Drop in to 1163 Cedar Ave or email your photo, information and Mastercard or Visa number to 250-368-8551 ext 204


Real Estate

Misc Services

Lets You Live Life.

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Merchandise for Sale

Try our Italian Pasta or Lasagna! 24/7 ordering! FREE DELIVERY! BP Hot Foods Deli 250-512-9449

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Deadline: 2 days prior to publication by 11am. The Trail Daily Times will continue to publish straight birth announcements free of charge - as always

Pets & Livestock


Family home with huge fenced yard. Close to school, park & pool /allprorealtyltd

It takes 11 muscles to read this ad. Don’t take your muscles for granted. Over 50,000 Canadians with muscular dystrophy take them very seriously. Don’t take your muscles for granted. Over 50,000 Canadians with muscular dystrophy take them very seriously.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Want to Rent

Auto Financing

Scrap Car Removal


FRUITVALE, 2bd apt. Avail. Apr.15. w/d,f/s, on park, close to school & all amenities. $695./mo. +util. 250-921-9141

MAY 15, 2012. Landlords dream. W/respectable career & references. Must be child friendly. (One child) Max. $750 incl. Hydro/Gas. 250-608-2276

Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


TRAIL, 1BDRM. Glenmerry. N/P. Utilities included. 250368-1312. 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

Auto Financing

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526


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ROSSLAND GUEST SUITE, private entrance, deluxe ensuite & kitchenette. Newly reno’d. N/S, N/P. Weekly, mo. rate. 604-836-3359

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: (click credit approval)

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ROSSLAND, 1bach. apt. Golden City Manor. N/S. N/P. Subsidized. 250-362-3385, 250-362-5030.



W.TRAIL, Room in 3Bdrm. house, w/d, n/s, n/p. $500./mo. util. incl. 250-231-3783

SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421

Apt/Condo for Rent

Boats Ultimate y ďŹ shing pontoon boat w/elect motor, full equip, custom trailer, almost new, offers to $4500 250.900.9991 lv message

Apt/Condo for Rent



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 Shaver’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

Duplex / 4 Plex RENOVATED, 3 BDRM unit, large yard, located in Waneta. $1,200 includes utilities, w/d, f/s, no pets. Available immediately call 250-304-5354

Homes for Rent

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        London Gold Spot ..................................1632.3 Silver .............................................................31.730

Crude Oil (Sweet)...................................103.28 Canadian Dollar (US Funds) ................1.0060

Come on down to Trail and don't worry about the snow.

E.TRAIL, 2bd. + sunroom, near Safeway, $895./mo. 250367-9676, 250-231-3172

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TRAIL, 3BDRM. 2BTH. N/S, N/P. F/S, W/D. $800./mo. 250368-6203 Eves.

The eyes have it 

Townhouses TRAIL, 3 bedroom townhome in desirable Glenmerry neighborhood. Very clean, fresh paint, new ooring... Available now. No smoking, no pets, ref. required. Please call 250-368-7435


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Want to Rent EMPTYNESTER couple with great dog, looking to rent 4 six months while working at dam. Will consider trade with Cultus Lake house. 604 824 6107

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Houses For Sale

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


Friday, April 13 2 - 4pm 1792 Daniel Street Trail $218,000

MARKET ANALYSIS? What’s your house worth? Call today for a Free Market Evaluation.


Saturday, April 14 2 - 4pm Unit 9 1976 7th Ave, Trail Starting at $119,000

MLS# K210946



Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# K210797

MLS# K205510

Trail $360,000

MLS# K210233

Beaver Falls $349,900

Fruitvale $335,000

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


MLS# K205706

Trail $314,900 Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

MLS# K210637

MLS# K205398

MLS# K210284

Fruitvale $287,500

WarďŹ eld $259,900

Beaver Falls $229,900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

SOLD If you are looking for more information on these homes please check our website Send us an email and we will get back to you on any homes you are interested in.

MLS# K205620



Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# K210392

Rossland $304,900

MLS# 207019

Trail $160,000 Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# K210143



Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900


MLS# K197493

MLS# K206771

Fruitvale $139,900

Trail $65,000

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

FRED BEHRENS 250.368.1268

Let me help you Ànd your new home. Call Fred today!


Monday, April 9, 2012 Trail Daily Times



The dash for chocolate covered Easter eggs drew an enthusiastic crowd of seven, eight and nine years olds on Saturday at Waneta Plaza. While the younger kids did their search in the lower parking lot, this group scoured the upper lot. Meanwhile, the Easter Bunny made an appearance and posed for photos with the participants.


11-11:45AM 1345 Columbia Ave, Trail $154,900 Host: Terry

2148 Daniel Street, Trail $165,000 Host: Christine

7981 Birchwood Drive, Trail $295,000 Host: Tonnie

3211 Highway Drive, Trail $229,000 Host: Deanne

1475 Lookout Street, Trail $139,900 Host: Terry

83 Perdue Street, Trail $180,000 Host: Mary M

350 Willow Drive, WarďŹ eld $299,000 Host: Bill

804 Redstone Drive, Rossland $339,000 Host: Richard

2670 Iron Colt Avenue, Rossland $429,000 Host: Dave 2732 St. Paul Street, Rossland $330,000 Host: Chris




10 - 10:45AM





2490 Cooke Ave, Rossland $377,300 Host: Bill

1638 Cedar Avenue, Trail $225,000 Host: Mary M

1177 Marianna Crescent, Trail $289,000 Host: Mary M 1912 Hummingbird Drive, Fruitvale $399,500 Host: Deanne

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Deanne Lockhart ext 41 Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

1810 Planer Crescent, Rossland $599,000 Host: Christine

1626 LeRoi Avenue, Rossland $249,900 Host: Chris



OPEN HOUSE Saturday April 14th from 1-3pm


Tues Apr 10th & Thurs Apr 12th 2-4pm Saturday April 14th from 12-3pm



1773 Noran Street, Trail


3621 Rosewood Drive, Trail

7928 Birchwood Drive, Trail

Call Darlene (250) 2310527 Ron (250) 368-1162

Call Darlene (250) 2310527 Ron (250) 368-1162



Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Chris Bowman

ext 50

Cell: 250-364-8405

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Darlene Abenante ext 23

Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Erin McKenzie

Cell: 250-231-4488

Flat private street, 2 bdrm/ 1bath home, nice floor plan, ideal for couple or single person, low maintenance exterior, private backyard waiting for your love, contact your REALTORÂŽ for a viewing!

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

ext 29

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Ron Allibone 990 Black Bear Drive, Rossland $214,000 Host: Chris

2534 LeRoi Avenue, Rossland $227,000 Host: Bill


ext 42

Cell: 250.231.0527

2691 Charleston Avenue, Rossland $295,000 Host: Dave

2621 Monte Christo Street, Rossland $254,800 Host: Dave

615 Shakespeare St, WarďŹ eld $229,000 Host: Christine

2464 Third Avenue, Rossland $330,000 Host: Chris

1490 – 4th Avenue, Trail $189,900 Host: Terry

3221 Hwy Drive, Trail $229,500 Host: Darlene

640 Shelley Street, WarďŹ eld $200,000 Host: Mary M

2055 Phoenix Ave, Rossland $425,000 Host: Dave

1533 – 4th Avenue, Trail $154,900 Host: Terry

7981 Birchwood Drive, Trail $295,000 Host: Tonnie

#7 - 118 Wellington Ave, WarďŹ eld $125,000 Host: Deanne

804 Redstone Drive, Rossland $339,000 Host: Richard


Christine Albo

Art Forrest NEW

3221 Hwy Drive, Trail $229,500 Host: Darlene



Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

=igg_l]c[fF_[m_ If^Q[h_n[Li[^ 5,000 sq. ft. shop with 18 ft ceiling, in floor heating, office space, lunch room, washroom and shower. Large truck doors at each end. Excellent condition and very clean. Good highway exposure and access. C7 zoning allows a wide scope of uses. Call Art (250) 368-8818

Trail Daily Times, April 09, 2012  

April 09, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

Trail Daily Times, April 09, 2012  

April 09, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times