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Skate park fails to land grant



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A lack of April showers has brought grass fires instead of flowers as sparks are flying in some of the drier areas of Greater Trail. On Sunday afternoon a train running between Annable and Teck Trail Operations set off a series of six grass fires, a combination of the dry spring conditions and sparks flying off the metal-onmetal wheels of the train. Although there is some concern from fire officials on the possibility it could occur again as the tinder dry vegetation alongside the area’s rail lines has not yet greened up, there isn’t much that can be done to prepare in advance, said Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue regional fire chief Terry Martin. “Fires from trains are not an uncommon thing from the brake systems; it does happen,” he said. “But that was pretty extreme that we would have that many (fires) in such a small area at the same time.” The department went out and examined the scene Tuesday morning and found no evidence of wrongdoing, or obvious cause of the fire, however, they continue to speculate the train’s wheels caused the fires. “And when things green up, right away your chance of fire lessens,” said deputy regional fire chief Dan Derby. Martin admitted there is some concern for later in the year when the heat and dry conditions of late August descend on the area. He said they haven’t had a synopsis of the weather from the Provincial Emergency Program for later in the year. “Mother Nature controls all of that,” he said. “We just have to be ready.”

Trail was denied grant funding that would have helped push the city’s long-awaited urban allwheel park into motion, it was announced Tuesday night. The Community Recreation Program could have covered up to 80 per cent of the anticipated $450,000 project that is planned for at a site across from the Piazza Colombo in the Gulch. The city has sent a letter to the province to find out how its application fell short. “We are very disappointed that we did not receive funding for the skate park,” Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs said in council chambers. Trail did not include the park in its budget this year but if it did get the recreational grant, it would have looked at construction next year. At this time Bogs said the skateboard committee has to digest the news before deciding what is next. “We thought it was the best presentation we had ever submitted,” he said. “Certainly we had a number of youth organizations in our community provide us with support letters and information.” Morgan-River Jones, coordinator for Columbia Youth Community Development Centre, said Greater Trail youth are not going to be discouraged and will move forward by seeking support from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiative Program. Program funds are allocated on a per capita funding formula and are distributed once a year to CBT’s local government partners. Jones said she will be making presentations to Greater Trail councils in the coming weeks in hopes of securing some of the Basin funding.

Vigilance urged for outdoor burning BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

With the snow receding thoughts turn to … burning. Yard waste, that is. But with nearly every municipality having its own burning bylaws, burning of collected yard waste is not allowed throughout the Greater Trail region from Rossland all of the way through to Fruitvale.

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A warm and sunny day tempted Glen Matteucci out for the maiden voyage of his brand new (to him) 2000 Harley Davidson Electraglide. Matteucci stopped for a brief spell to examine his new ride — which he just purchased on Monday — and to polish the chrome gas cap of the 96-cubic-inch motorcycle.

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Town & Country Overnight to Worley Idaho Apr.22 Get extra play cash Check out our Web Page Call Totem Travel 250-364-1254 CHEAP AND EASY DINNER At The Trail Legion Pork Chops with Savory Rice Saturday, April 14th $6.00 per person Members and bon-a-fide guests welcome THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT A display of locally created handpainted T-Shirts For Prevention of Violence Against Women Week Monday, April 16; 11am-2pm Outside Ferraro Foods in Downtown Trail Free Lunch, Resources, Information Trail FAIR: 250-364-2326 SUNDAY BREAKFAST Trail Eagles #2838 April 15th, 9am-1pm Trail Eagles Hall 1650 McLean St., Trail PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WEEK Monday, April 16, 11am-2pm The Clothesline Project A display of locally created handpainted T-Shirts. Outside Trail’s Ferraro Foods. Free Lunch, Information, Resources. Thursday, April 19th, 6-8pm Because Life Goes On: Surviving Relationship Abuse with Specialized Victim Services staff. Legal resources, safety planning, support services Trail & District Public Library FAIR: 250-364-2326; Library: 250-364-1731

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Developers going green with energyefficient homes BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Rossland development is following the green path, if you ask a developer who says he’s on track to building the highest rated energy efficient home within the Greater Trail area. Brothers Dean and Rob Bulfone of Evergreen Ridge are looking to meet the goals of Rossland’s Sustainability Commission by building the first EnerGuide 80 home, which can save an owner up to 50 per cent in annual energy costs over standard construction. The technology includes an air-source heat pump, drain water heat recovery system, tankless on-demand hot water, high-efficiency appliances, low-e and solar gain glazing on windows and doors, spray foam insulation and more. “It has been a challenge but in the last few years Evergreen has completed a 10-lot subdivision and we have built six homes in the area, which represent a value of $5 million

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invested in the community,� said Dean. “We hope that by trying to do the right things – building efficient homes for families, creating local jobs and utilizing local materials and trades – we will help maintain our schools and sustain a vibrant community.� The Bulfones dream of creating a new family neighbourhood at the end of Rossland’s main street, between Pinewood and Happy Valley, is coming to fruition, with several young families already building at Evergreen. About a decade ago, Rob was certified as an R2000 Builder, which is the predecessor to the EnerGuide Rating System. This has come in handy with the brothers’ push to minimize energy consumption. “We are grateful to have proactive clients at Evergreen that are seeking to maximize the energy efficiency in their home,� said Dean, noting that upgrading a new build with energy efficient mechanics start at about $6,000 while implementing the



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same high efficiency on an older home can cost up to $20,000. Starting at the planning stage, the brothers work with a certified energy advisor who analyzes the new housing plans and notes energy-saving components. Utilizing this information, they can then work with a client to select options to incorporate into their home and once construction is complete, the home’s systems are checked to calculate the EnerGuide rating. The Bulfones are not the only professionals taking environmental initiatives seriously. Many developers are riding the green wave to not only meet building codes that

have changed over time but because alternate materials are now readily available for a reasonable price. Red Mountain Ventures implemented green elements at its Slalom Creek development – a 67-unit condominium – and are now following suit at Caldera, a new housing neighbourhood just a short walk from the lifts at Red Mountain. Low-flow fixtures, an energy-efficient radiant floor system that provides even warmth throughout a home and the use of materials with recycled content are some of the land development and resort operating company’s practices, according to Don Thompson, vice


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FROM PAGE 2 The city is also leading by example with Rossland’s Energy Diet. The Energy Task Force of Rossland’s Sustainability Commission partnered with FortisBC to cut down on energy consumption in existing homes with a pilot program last year that attracted about 250 households that signed up for a free energy audit. FortisBC gave the energy assessments and distributed $1.5 million in grants to improve homes through Power Smart. The program – a partnership and collaboration between FortisBC, the City of Rossland (sustainability commission), the Columbia Basin Trust and the Nelson and District Credit Union – also provided a report of jobs to tackle and commitment from the credit union to finance those projects. “We have more than our share of old buildings in this town, whether it’s old miners’ houses in their third or fourth evolution or older buildings for retail space,” said Aaron Cosbey of the Energy Task Force. “It makes Rossland more sustainable from an environmental and an economical perspective.”


If a tree falls in Gyro Park, does any city worker hear? Ron McLachlan does. The welder/mechanic — set to retire this summer after 31 years of service — was in the park Wednesday checking a rail along the promenade for damage after it had been struck by a falling tree trunk over the winter. Luckily for the rail (but not for the tree), it was only scuffed and merely needed a coat of paint to bring it up to aesthetic code.

However, for those about to burn in regional district area’s A and B where burning is allowed, people are asked to call before they do so. “For people who want to burn, it is recommended they contact the regional fire centre in Castlegar (1-800-6635555) to see if they are allowed to burn,” said regional district fire chief Terry Martin. Anyone planning large-scale industrial burning (category 3) must call 1 888 797-1717 and obtain a burn registration number ahead of time. More information is available at: Bans.asp. Karlie Shaughnessy of the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar asked people to exercise caution when conducting outdoor burns this spring. “Escaped grass fires are the most common form of human-caused wildfires at this time of year,” she said. Last year the regional fire rescue department fought six grass fires in the region. When burning outside, people should create a fireguard at least one metre around the fire by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material. As well, they are asked not to burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires. Shaughnessy said to never leave a fire unattended and ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping. For more tips on safe burning, residents are encouraged to consult: In B.C. the Wildfire Act specifies a person’s legal obligations when using fire on or within one kilometre of forest land or grassland. If an outdoor burn escapes and causes a wildfire, the person responsible may be held accountable for damages and fire suppression costs. To report an unattended fire or wildfire, call 1 800 6635555 toll-free, or dial *5555 on a cellphone.

Get moving for a good cause in Saturday’s Zumbathon Health • Get active, support the Digital Mammography at KBRH Foundation, at the Zumbathon charity event Saturday at the Cominco gym. Organize a team or come as you are. $60 per person or $55 per individual for a team of three or more. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Zumba from 10 a.m.1:25 p.m. Door prizes and snacks 1:25- 2 p.m. Top prizes awarded for best-dressed team and most donations raised. Call 364-3424 for more info. • The West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet Monday at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail at 2 p.m. Tom McEwan will discuss the Hospice program. For further info, please call 368-9827 or 3656276. • Trail/Castlegar Parkinson Support Group will be meeting Tuesday at the Colander at 11:30 a.m. New members welcome. For more info phone 368-5179 Gallery • The Kootenay Columbia

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at the pull out on Hwy 22A near the Waneta border. Register at Gerick’s or at the starting line at 9:30 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. • Help send local Beavers to Camp. Come to the Warfield Hall, Saturday and browse children’s items including clothes, toys, gear, sporting goods, maternity and more. $2 donation at the door gets you a drink and a snack served by a Beaver. Tables are $15 each. Please call Katy Dunsmore by Apr. 12th at 368-9390 to book table • The Beaver Valley Rotary Club is organizing a Craft Fair at the Fruitvale Hall on Saturday. Admission $2, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. • Columbia View Lodge’s Community Coffee Party and Bazaar goes Saturday, 1:30 -3 p.m. serving up a fine selection of ceramics, crafts, and delicious baking and refreshments. • Be Aware – Join crime prevention officer Gordon Sims for a discussion on identity theft and fraud, Apr. 19, 10:30 a.m. Trail United Church.

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B.C. allows alcohol in theatres BY TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has created a new liquor licence that allows theatres to serve alcohol during movie showings. Rich Coleman, the cabinet minister responsible for B.C. liquor and gambling policy, says the change will get rid of red tape for theatres that could get a licence to serve alcohol for live events, but couldn’t show movies in the same place. The new licence will allow theatres to serve drinks in the lobby, but patrons won’t be able

to take drinks to their movie seat unless the room is adults-only. Coleman said unlike the stands at a hockey game or out in a well-lit lobby, it’s difficult for operators to see if minors are sneaking drinks in a dark theatre. A multiplex cinema now has the option of designating one theatre for adults only and serving drinks, an approach that has caught on in other jurisdictions along with larger seats and tables. The licence would also cover an adults-only lounge adjacent to the theatre. Other theatres that

have live shows will be able to take part in film festivals without having to close their bar or apply for a new licence. “People are trying to save the older theatres, where it’s just a single-screen operation, and trying to have two types of business in order to basically survive and make those older traditional heritage-type theatres work,” Coleman said. Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba already have similar licences for movie theatres. Jeremy Bator, president of the Motion Picture Theatre Association of B.C.,

praised the move. “These changes will have a positive impact on so many levels, including increased jobs, a better guest experience and a more level playing field in the increasingly competitive landscape of entertainment in Canada,” Bator said. Matthew Gibbons, president of the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, said his heritage theatre is now mainly a live performance venue, and the new licence will make it easier to take part in the annual Vancouver International Film Festival.

Police inspect diverted flight THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER Authorities were conducting a thorough inspection of a Korean Air flight Wednesday that made an emergency landing at a Vancouver Island military base after a bomb threat was phoned into the airline, the second

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Vancouver office said a similar flight was delayed at Vancouver International Airport for two hours on Monday when the first call was received. Police boarded the plane and determined that threat was not credible. “Mostly we are concerned about our passengers’ safety, and (keeping) our passengers on schedule,” said James Koh, adding he had “no idea” why the airline was getting the threats. The RCMP, which is leading the investigation, said early Wednesday nothing suspicious had yet been found. Passengers and crew members on Tuesday’s diverted flight were checked, the company said Wednesday mor-

ning. Once inspections of baggage, cargo and the plane undergo the same procedure, it’s expected to resume flight. “If the plane goes through security and is found that it’s absolutely clean, that plane would be absolutely used,” said another Korean Air representative, spokeswoman Penny Pfaelzer who is based in Los Angeles. The passengers stayed at two different hotels over night in the town of Comox, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, where a 3,000-metre-long airstrip is operated by a Canadian Forces Base. Pfaelzer said all security procedures would have to be completed before the flight resumed its journey.

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If 911 is dialed by mistake, the centre says callers should stay on the line and speak with the call-taker. When callers hang up, staff will call back to ensure the caller is safe, tying up more resources and in the case of hang-ups from landlines, dispatching police. Operators who handle the numerous pocket dials must stay on the line and listen for signs that a caller dialed intentionally but is now incapacitated or otherwise in danger.

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Safe injection sites recommended THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Toronto and Ottawa would both benefit from having supervised drug injection facilities, a new report suggests. Four years in the making, the study recommends three safe injection sites for Toronto and two for Ottawa. But it says there isn’t enough evidence to recommend a supervised drug smoking facility and suggested more research

be done on that issue. Dr. Carol Strike said she and co-author Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi hope the communities will take the advice to heart. “I think we have strong evidence to suggest that there’s a benefit for both cities and we hope that both cities use the evidence to move forward,� said Strike, an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University

of Toronto. Bayoumi is a scientist in the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at the Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital. Currently Vancouver is the only city in Canada that has supervised drug injection sites.

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hey say there’s a lack of skilled labour in Canada but I’m more concerned about the lack of smart politicians. Okay picking on politicians is too easy a target these days. But with the F-35 fiasco, robocalls, the arrogance and ignorance emanating from the national and provincial capitals it’s hard to ignore. I was once again baffled by our leaders following the announcement this week from Immigration Minister Jason Kenney that Canada will begin a program to attract skilled labour into our country to help fill the void in the labour market. I wasn’t shocked that Kenney was probably doing what an immigration minister should do but rather the disconnect within our government at the scene unfolding right at the grass roots level of our country’s labour force. You don’t have to look far to see the impact of the government’s – both federal and provincial – decisions and then, under the guise of fiscal restraint, compound the problem they created to worrying proportions. Take Trail’s newly constructed high school for

example. I can only imagine some government architect in Victoria using a slideruler (sorry that’s dating myself) and coming to the conclusion that eliminating roughly half the space allocated for shop classes in the old school would help the students. It certainly helped the government by keeping costs down. It might have helped the school board weigh more options in its bid to save money. It might even have helped the athletics department get a shiny new gym and a great weight room. While I’ll acknowledge the value of fitness and a healthy lifestyle, frankly how far do the previous two reasons go in helping our children learn and prepare for the future? Isn’t that why we pay school taxes? I hear labour unions and oil company CEOs tell the government more needs to be done at home before bringing workers in from other countries. Educating and training would go a long way towards helping the 1.5 million unemployed they say. Yet provincial funding for post-secondary education has been cut, making


BERTRAND Times in Trail college or university that much more out of reach for more people. Which, just like the lack of foresight in the high school planning, only lessen the chance people can pursue a skilled labour job. So the spiral continues - eliminate programs and opportunities - and the shortage of skilled labour grows. Minimum-wage jobs become the norm for many graduating Canadians not the starting point they once were. Obviously the Tories don’t want to listen to the unions but one has to wonder who was asleep in Harper’s office when that oil executive offered up his advice. Apparently the Conservatives have cor-

nered the market on what’s good for Canadians. And what’s good for Canadians, especially for the 13 per cent of unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds, is to import the skilled labour rather than create it from within. Economically speaking, the obvious reason to attract skilled labour is to save money and let other countries subsidize their training and Canada gets them when they’re ready to go work. However, it’s a sad commentary on the values of our society when defence spending can afford to get into multi-billon-dollar boondoggles (another term dating myself) while young Canadians face growing hurdles for future opportunities because classes have been cut. So instead of cutting back on defence spending and improving education for Canadians, the answer is to bring in immigrant labour. Where’s the common sense in that? Where are our concerns met? The talk around Trail in recent years is the aging workforce at Teck. The gradual transition as longtime workers retire and

their spots get filled. There are many sons and daughters who have followed in their parent’s footstep at the smelter or the mill and helped keep the communities alive. Their taxes helped build those schools, buy those jets and give politicians those nice pensions partly in hopes that the next generation can continue to have the opportunities they enjoyed. But the game plan is being altered, which is acceptable in difficult economic times. However the careless tossing around of billiondollar figures to defend our borders while Canadians face longer working lives and fewer opportunities is another slap in the face. We don’t need the government to fast-track more people into our country to work, we need the government to get on track and make a better path for Canadians. On the other hand bringing skilled personnel opens up a door of interesting possibilities. Maybe taxpayers can have the opportunity to import some politicians to fill the lack of good ones in Ottawa. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Daily Times

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Please pick up after your dog I was born and raised in Annable on Haig St. I now live in upper Warfield, I try and go for a walk down to visit my mother at least once a week and on the way down I was disgusted to see about 30 neatly wrapped up doggy bags of crap has the snow was finally melted.

They were thrown on both sides of the road for at least a quarter mile just past the last house on Haig St. heading to upper Warfield. The number of people walking their dogs up this area has tripled in the last few years. It’s a great place for a stroll with the pooch and people are great at

picking up after their dogs in sight of the houses but it seems some irresponsible owners feel that’s good enough and just toss the plastic filled crap into the bush when they’re out of sight. So to the person or persons who are doing this remember plastic takes years to disperse while poop will dry up

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precious and unique ecosystems from industrial development. There’s been a lot of buzz around possible oil and gas development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, including a proposal to drill in the Old Harry area. The stakes are high. According to the Quebec government, the Old Harry prospect alone is twice the size of the Hibernia oil field, with about two billion barrels of oil and up to five trillion cubic feet of natural gas. We must reflect on the longterm impacts of industrial development – from an environmental perspective and in consideration of the communities that have depended on the Gulf’s bountiful resources for thousands of years. The David Suzuki Foundation and its friends and partners are committed to raising awareness about the consequences of today’s choices on the people of tomorrow. Scientists say we need to know more about the Gulf’s ecosystems and the complex relationships people have developed with them over millennia. That’s why we must invest in sciencebased research and strengthen our knowledge before doing anything that could jeopardize the health of the Gulf’s ecosystems. The Fisheries Act and the CEAA are based on sound scientific information. It is of utmost importance that any changes to these laws be informed by the same scientific knowledge. The Gulf of St. Lawrence and all of Canada’s marine ecosystems are invaluable to us all. We need to keep strong laws to ensure we protect these places that give us so much and help define us as Canadians. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Science Project Manager JeanPatrick Toussaint.

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Alfred Walter Read September 21, 1925 - March 27, 2012 We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Alfred Walter Read on March 27, 2012 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm. Al was born on September 21, 1925 in Coleman, Alberta to William and Jessie Read. He met his wife Rita in Montreal and they married on June 24, 1947. They moved to Castlegar and raised 4 children. Al worked at Cominco for 30 years, spent a number of years as Financial Secretary for Steelworkers Local 480 and then after that was a member of the Board of Review for Worker’s Compensation up to his retirement. Al was one of the founders of Castlegar Saving Credit Union, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He also held a number of positions with the Castlegar Co-Op Transportation Society. Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife of 65 years Rita; children Mickey (Loretta), Bonnie (John), Monica (Arthur), Pat (Wendy), 13 Grandchildren and 12 great-Grandchildren, Nephew John Snowden. Al was predeceased by brother John and sisters Dorothy & Kathleen. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

DeSandoli, Vito Antonio (Tony) June 15, 1923 - April 2, 2012

Tony passed away in the presence of his family after battling heart disease and Guillain Barre Syndrome, a rare nerve disease. Tony is survived by his children Salvatore DeSandoli (Janice), Francesca Froehlich (Kurt), Filomena Adams (Murray), Donato DeSandoli (Susan), and Michael DeSandoli (Haddy), along with grandchildren Lisa (Don), Mario (Marianna), Gino (Danni), William, Kurt Jr, Steven, Laura (Jody), Christina, Roberto, Elysia, Marissa and great-grandchildren Domenic, Luca, Massimo, Isabella, and Sophia. Tony was a hard-working, happy man who enjoyed almost every day of his life. He was born and raised in Canosa di Puglia, Bari, Italy. His family cultivated grapes and olives. He spent several years of WWII in Greece and two years as a prisoner of war in Germany, but returned home safely. After marrying Maria and starting a family, he moved to Canada in 1952 to find work, spending most of his life in Trail, working for Cominco. Tony and Maria moved to Agassiz in the fall of 2011 to be nearer to family. Tony’s greatest joys were fishing in the rivers and streams near his home and tending his impressive garden. He taught his children how to enjoy life and live for today. We will miss him deeply. His Maria went on ahead of him in October, 2011 and we take comfort in thinking they are together again. A service will be held at 11:00 AM on April 16th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Agassiz. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery, with a reception to follow at Cheam Village. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be mailed to Francesca Froehlich, Box 149, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. VOM 1K0.

OBITUARIES BROCKE (NEE BATTING), IRENE JOAN — September 5, 1932 to April 9, 2012. It is with sadness and relief we announce the passing of Irene Joan Brocke of Trail, BC. Survived by her husband of 62 years Bill Brocke, sons Glen (Anita), Quesnel, BC, Ron (Jeannie), Chetwynal, BC, grandchildren Ryan, Lee (Corey), Laura (Calvin) and Kyle, great grandchildren Courtney, Jay, Josh, Daytona, sisters Beryl (Wayne) Gawley, Phyllis (Rudy) Boates, Carol (Rick) Mignaulf and numerous nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the nurses and caregivers and Poplar Ridge Extensive Care Unit for their amazing patience and care over the past 7 years. Those wishing may make donations in care of Poplar Ridge Extensive Care Unit. A private family service has been held. *** RIGTER, CALLIE GRACE — was born on December 6th, 2011 in Calgary and passed away peacefully on April 6th, 2012. Callie is dearly loved by her parents, Candace Sims and Steve Rigter, her big brother Christopher, grandparents and aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Callie’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00am at The Gateway Christian Life Centre in Trail, BC. In lieu of flowers a trust account has been set up under Steve and Candace’s name at TD CANADA TRUST BANK Transit#93840 Inst#004 Account#09726287101 *** CUSELLA (NEE DI PASQUALE), BELGINA — of Trail passed away peacefully March 31, 2012 at Columbia View Lodge. Belle was born in Trail on May 11, 1916 and with the exception of several years spent with her father Raffaele in Italy, she lived all her life here in Trail. She grew up in a large, extended Italian family where there was always room for one more at the table. She brought that love of hospitality with her throughout her life, along with her pleasure of cooking and her joy of children, sewing and cats. Early in life she became a very talented seamstress and worked in The Famous, a local ladies clothing store. She is survived by sisters Evelyn, Eva and Mary (Bill Ferguson) and by her

brother, Sandy. She was predeceased by her parents Raffaele and Marianna Di Pasquale, her husband Renato and her son Rudy. She is lovingly remembered as “Auntie Belle” by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and family friends. All of us will miss her sweet smile and gentle nature. Sincere thanks to Dr. Campbell, Dr. Jacobsen, LPN Barb Nielsen, Dianne Menelaws, Ellen Johnston, Cindy Hill and to all the staff at Columbia View Lodge for their care of our dear Belle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Belle’s name can be made to Columbia View Lodge, 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC V1R 4N2. *** LEYLAND, JAMES LESLIE (LES) — died peacefully in Columbia View Lodge, April 8, 2012, at the age of 94. He was a resident there for the past year. Born in Comox, June 22, 1917, Les, his two younger sisters, Betty and Kathleen, and his parents, Ernest and Charlotte Leyland, moved around Vancouver Island and Burnaby until he was age 6. In 1923 they moved to Anabele; Les’s father heading up the bricklaying crew at Cominco, and Les remained a Trail area citizen for the rest of his life. In school, Les was artistic and keen on sports, becoming a cub sports reporter for the local paper. His athletic strengths included swimming, tennis and middle distance running. As a teenager and throughout his life, Les pursued his interest in society management (Technocracy), nutrition, alternative religious philosophies, and lost civilizations (Dr. Rogers, Edgar Cayce, Theosophy, Rosicrucian’s, Atlantis, Mu). After high school graduation, Les got a job with the CM&S (Teck). He was proud of being amongst the early members of the Mine Mill Union local. He married a local girl, Dorothy Hall, in 1939 and they settled in the area (Robson, Sunningdale, and Fruitvale) to raise their family. During the war, Les took leave from Cominco to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the war, he attended the Vancouver School of Art as a part of his Veteran’s benefits. Upon completion of art school, he returned to work at Cominco until retirement, with 41 years of service. Since becoming a widower in the mid ‘60’s, Les took to the road in his various jalopies visiting his children across

Canada, and being rescued from the side of roads. Thousands of slides and photographs document his every move and all events attended. In between objectionably candid family photos are many photos showing his considerable artistic talents. When the BC Seniors Games came to Trail in 1989, Les reignited his passion for middle distance running. He attended most games since, and expanded his competition to include national and international events. He currently holds several Canadian records in middle distances in various age categories, and has won many medals at B.C., Canadian, USA and world championship events. He is on the Home of Champions monument, and was named Kiwanis Athlete of the Year in Trail for 2004. Athletic competition gave Les a passion throughout the latter third of his life, providing excellent friendships and travel adventures around the world. These new friends allowed him to reuse his colloquial phrases with great reception. Phrases like, “That’s funner, I resemble that remark, That’s my favorite fruit, It’s amusin’ but confusin’, That’s Kickapoo Juice, It knocks my hat right off, That’s the best soup in ten counties, It gives you curly teeth, Them’s vitamins in there….” were received with endearment, versus rolled eyes, as his family was prone to do. Les was loved by the family dogs who regularly accompanied him on his long walks and runs. In the past few years, Les’s mobility slowed, and his legendary, lifelong forgetfulness became less of an avoidanceof-responsibility tactic and more of a reality. He attended Bridges for the past two years, and spent the past year as a resident of Poplar Ridge, then Columbia View Lodge. The family thanks Dr. Phillips, the staff at Poplar Ridge, and Columbia View Lodge for caring so much for Dad/Grampa Les. He is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, son Grant, his parents and sisters. He is survived by his 6 children Wendy, Barb, Rick (Brenda), Scott (Irene), Betty Ann, Don (Charlene), 9 grandchildren and spouses, 8 great grandchildren, and Gwen and her daughters, plus his son-in-law, Ron Ray A celebration of life will be held at Columbia View Lodge, 2 pm, April 21. Cremation has taken place. His family will gather this summer to spread his ashes. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, go for a walk/ run, eat a carrot, read the comic strip, do a crossword and think of Les. If you wish, donations to the Music Therapy program of the Columbia View Lodge Recreation Therapy dept. would be appreciated. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives. ca

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Abbotsford foursome hits the lotto jackpot BY VIKKI HOPES

SIDONI (NEE MATTEUCCI), ELISA — Born March 15, 1930 in Trail, BC , Elisa passed away suddenly on April 5, 2012. Of all mom’s accomplishments, she was most proud of her family, and taught us that nothing was more important than family. She leaves behind her heartbroken husband of 59 years, Albert (Dusty), her brother, Fred (Edna) Matteucci, 5 children, Debra (Mike) Boisvert; Sandra Cochran (Neil); Terry (Karen); Alan (Sandra); Kelly (Shannon); 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Fiorvante and Ida Matteucci, and grandson, Christopher Boisvert in 2008. Mom had an avid interest in hockey, playing on a women’s team and was the #1 fan for all her sons and grandchildren, she rarely missed a game if she could attend both locally and on the road. She was a life long fan of the home town Trail Smoke Eaters team. She was a member of the Sorelle Columbo and the Italo Canadese Lodges. She worked at Woolworths, Kresge’s, Supervalu Bakery in Castlegar, and was the night shift supervisor at the Nelson Bros Fisheries in Prince Rupert where the family lived for many years. She was admired by many of her co-workers and friends for her abilities and leadership. Mom liked to bake, garden, and did many crafts over the years. She volunteered for many activities and worthy causes over the years, giving generously of her time. Elisa was a fantastic civic booster being a very proud supporter of anything involving Trail. She was a lifelong supporter and season ticket holder of the Trail Smoke Eaters and her cow bell will be sadly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:30 am with Father Matthieu Gombo Yange OfmCap, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, (Renal Unit) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of the First Responders and Emergency Room Staff at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

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Ian McMurtrie of Abbotsford almost forgot to purchase the weekly set of lottery tickets that he and his three co-workers splurged on every Friday. It was Good Friday, but McMurtrie thought it was Saturday and that he had missed the Lotto Max draw for the week. Later in the day, he realized his mistake and made the drive to his usual purchasing spot. There, he made his regular purchase – four $5 tickets, each with three sets of numbers chosen via the “quick pick� option. It was the next morning when McMurtrie discovered how fortuitous that last-minute trip had been. Wendy, his wife of 22 years, heard news reports that the winning $30 million Lotto Max ticket had been sold in Abbotsford. McMurtrie went onto the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) website and began checking the seven numbers. “I only got through five numbers before I began shaking and collapsed,� he said. Wendy checked the remaining digits, and then began screaming. But it seemed too good to be true. McMurtrie then checked every website he could that listed the winning numbers, and all produced the same result. Next, it was time to notify his cohorts – Wayne Miller of Abbotsford, and Tom

Moryson and Joe Scully of Langley. All worked together as sales staff at a Langley golf store, although McMurtrie was laid off just two weeks ago due to downsizing. They all took some convincing of the win – none more so than Scully. “He didn’t believe it. He hung up on us and thought we were just trying to get him to come over to watch golf and drink beer.� Scully finally absorbed the news after McMurtrie emailed him a photo of the winning ticket. All four gathered at the McMurtrie household on Saturday

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Asthma: Find the cause and treat the symptoms


sthma is an increased response of the airways to certain stimuli that are irritants/allergies or sensitivities to that person. This causes broncho-constriction, which means narrowing of the breathing passageways, which can lead to shortness of breath, wheezing or a chronic cough and in some cases can be life-threatening. At

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ander. The second step is to minimize any inflammatory agents. Therefore, I encourage minimizing dairy & cow products, since it creates mucous and is inflammatory. It should be used as a condiment and not as a food source. Therefore, sprinkling a small amount of goat or sheep cheese on pasta or salad is fine, or a small amount of yogurt with fruit occasionally, but not dairy everyday as cheese, for instance, on a sandwich. For those worried about getting enough calcium in the diet, there is plenty of calcium in whole grains/ nuts and seeds/green veggies/beans and legumes/seafood/fish. Also, red meat should be limited to 1-2 times/ wk for the same reason. It is better to use buffalo/wild meat or lamb for those spring/summer BBQ’s! Limit pop, since it has a lot of phosphorus that inhibits magnesium, which is a broncho-dilator, in other

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Pitman strikes gold at nationals BY TIMES STAFF’


Traiil Minor Baseball got into the swing of things this week with over 80 ball players registering for the upcoming season.

Little League big hit at Bilesky BY TIMES STAFF Over 80 players between ages five and 12 hit the field at Andy Bilesky Park this week for evaluations for the upcoming baseball season. Following registration the previous week, the numbers of registered players are similar to last season, with 20 in the 5-6 age group, and enough for two teams in the 7-8 and 9-10 age groups, said coach D. J. Ashman. While other leagues have seen a small decline

the Trail Little League is still going strong. “I’m happy that our numbers are at least holding, that’s a good sign,” said Ashman. With renovations to the Park and the upcoming Little League Provincials, it should be a busy but productive year for players, coaches, parents and organizers. The Trail Little League kicks off the season April 28, with a double-header. For more info check out the new website at

Warfield’s Tommy Pitman finished off another successful snowboard cross (SBX) season with a gold at the junior nationals at the Nakiska Ski Resort on the weekend. Pitman flew down the SBX run at the Canada-Snowboard Speed Nationals in 47.64 seconds almost three seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. The win caps off a challenging season for both Tommy and brother Mitch, who suffered a concussion at the world chamionships in Spain, and was forced to sit out the final races at the nationals. The weather was sunny and warm on the first day of races at the nationals in Nakiska, just outside of Calgary and Tommy sailed through the heats finishing with a 50-60 foot lead on each of his competitors including the final. However, on the second day the weather turned nasty, as cold and windy conditions froze the rutted track solid. The steep and narrow course made it even more difficult for four riders to negotiate the track. Following a few training runs, the B.C. Team coach pulled all his athletes out of the competition due to concern over potential injuries. Track officials later agreed, and cancelled the Senior portion of the national competition much to the disappointment of the junior gold

medalist. “Tommy was really disappointed as he wanted to compete with the Seniors, (The cancellation is) not a common occurrence, but I guess they didn’t want to take a chance. There had been quite a few injuries already over the couple of days,” added Valerie. The brothers competed in the World Junior Snowboard Cross Championships in Spain at the end of March with Tommy racing to a 17th place finish and Mitch 22nd. “They were hoping for a bit better, but these results are an improvement on the last two years of the Junior World competitions for them,” said the Pitman’s mother Valerie.

Tom Pitman skied to gold in the snowboard cross at the Junior Nationals in Nakiska last week.

B. V. Nitehawks soar into Cyclone Taylor BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

The Cyclone Taylor Cup begins today and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks are primed to take their remarkably successful season to the next level. The Nitehawks are brimming with confidence after winning nine of their final 10 playoff games, but are cautiously optimistic about their upcoming competition, especially when so much is riding on each game. The KIJHL champion Nitehawks face off today in Abbotsford against the Delta Ice Hawks, the Pacific International Junior Hockey League champs. The Ice Hawks upset top seed, Richmond Sockeyes, in the semifinal before beating out the Abbotsford Pilots in six games in the final. The Pilots, as the host team, also play in the tournament along with the Vancouver Island champion, Victoria Cougars. The teams play each other once, with the top two teams playing in the final on Sunday. “Every game is a seventh game,” said Nitehawk coach Terry Jones. “We’ve got to be absolutely ready to go for Game 1, like it’s the seventh game of the Castlegar series. There’s not a lot of room for error in the tournament.” Jones last led the Nitehawks to the Cyclone in 2004 and won it in 2001. “I think there is an understanding of how hard it is,” he said. “It’s so grueling, it’s four games in four days, and that’s tough, something these guys aren’t used to. But our approach is, it’s the same for everybody else, we’re in good shape and we feel we’re at the top of our game.” Along with Jones, assistant coach Jeremy Cominotto played for the 2001 Nitehawk team, a

squad that went 16-0 on their way to the title. “The way that team played in ’01 compared to this team, there are some similarities, but this team is the most focused team we’ve ever had, in terms of dealing with adversity,” said Jones. Whether it’s a bad call, an injury, or a goal, the current version of the Nitehawks seems to battle through, re-focus and rise to every occasion. “It’s been a staple for us, I mean it’s key, and I’m hoping that it’s really going to help us when we go there,” added Jones. Cominotto agrees, despite the unrivaled success of the 2001 squad, the 2012 team is ready and determined. “I think we’re more prepared this time going down, maybe not with the on-ice stuff but definitely with the office,” said Cominotto. “With us having to travel further than everybody else, we’re going to have to adjust and I think we’ve taken the right steps to be ready for game 1.” The team has been led all year by the line of Chris

Derochie, Ryan Edwards and Craig Martin, but the room is full of character guys, many who lead by example and others who help motivate more vocally, says Cominotto. Assistant captain Edwards typifies the team-first attitude instilled by the coaching staff, as all three linemates came up just short of winning a scoring title. “I wasn’t too worried about it, as long the team was doing good, that’s all I cared about,” said Edwards. But with the final two rounds of the KIJHL playoffs lacking the intensity of the Castlegar series, the question is whether the Nitehawks can get it back if needed? “We’re going to have to have the intensity if we want to be successful there,” said B. V. captain Chris Derochie. “I think every game’s going to be like what it was in Castlegar, with the intensity and pace, so we’ll have to be ready.” Game 1 against Delta goes today at 3 p.m. with the Nitehawks next game at the same time Friday against Victoria and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday versus Abbotsford. The Cyclone Taylor final goes Sunday at 3 p.m.


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Halak to start for Blues THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS - Ken Hitchcock’s big decision decided itself. It was no surprise when the St. Louis Blues coach announced Jaroslav Halak would start in goal in the playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks. After all, his other option, Brian Elliott, didn’t practice because of an unspecified upper-body injury sustained about a week ago. “Oh yeah, it’s a big decision before Elliott got hurt,” Hitchcock said. “We’re pretty hopeful he’s going to be able to back up tomorrow and get himself ready but we’re not 100 per cent, so we made the decision really yesterday.” Elliott led the NHL with a 1.56 goals-against average, nine shutouts and a .940 save percentage, and was the Blues’ lone All-Star. Halak was fifth with a 1.97 goals-against average and six shutouts and is playoff-tested, winning a pair of Game 7s

to lift the No. 8 seed Canadiens in 2009-10. Their combined 15 shutouts tied the modern NHL record set by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1969-70, and they’re the first tandem in NHL history with at least six shutouts apiece. Even though Elliott’s locker stall was empty, Halak was taking nothing for granted and acted as if he didn’t know he would start. He didn’t make much of his prior success, either. “That happened two years ago almost,” Halak said. “We are here right now and it’s a different team, different playoffs. It’s a new season for everybody. You start from scratch.” Expectations are high for a franchise that took flight after the Hitchcock hire in early November, going 43-15-11 after a so-so 6-7 start. They’re the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference after a 109-point total that tied for second overall

CORRECTION Gerick Cycle’s Dam Run will go this weekend on Hwy 22A, but the actual run is on Sunday at 10 a.m. not Saturday as reported in Tuesday’s Times.


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in the NHL. And, though they’re in the playoffs for just the second time in seven seasons and haven’t won a series in a decade, they swept the four-game season series against the No. 7 Sharks while outscoring them 11-3. Halak and Elliott each shut out San Jose at home. “It doesn’t matter which goalie you play against, which system you play against,” the Sharks’ Dan Boyle said. “You want to get shots, traffic, screen the goalie, get some ugly rebound goals. That’s usually the key to success.” Anchored by Fruitvale native Barrett Jackman, most of the season the Blues have been a defence-oriented outfit, setting an NHL record with just 155 goals allowed. Jackman played in his 598th career game last week, tying Chris Pronger for ninth on the franchise’s all-time list.

SCOREBOARD Hockey Cyclone Taylor Cup MSA Centre Abbotsford Thursday Games Delta vs Beaver Valley 3 p.m. Victoria vs Abbotsford 7:30 p.m. Friday Games Victoria vs Beaver Valley 3 p.m. Delta vs Abbotsford 7:30 p.m. Saturday Games Victoria vs Delta 3 p.m. Beaver Valley vs Abbotsford 7:30 p.m. Sunday Games Bronze medal game 11 a.m. Championship Game 3 p.m. BCHL Playoffs THIRD ROUND Fred Page Cup (Best-of-7) Penticton (I1) vs. Powell River (C1) (Penticton leads series 3-0) Tuesday Result Penticton 4 Powell River 3 (OT) Wednesday Game Penticton at Powell River, 7 p.m. (unavailable at press time) Friday Game x-Powell River at Penticton, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15 x-Penticton at Powell River, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 x-Powell River at Penticton, 7 p.m. x - If necessary.

Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 4 1 .800 Toronto 4 2 .667 Baltimore 3 2 .600 New York 2 3 .400 Boston 1 5 .167 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 4 1 .800 Chicago 3 2 .600 Kansas City 3 2 .600 Cleveland 1 4 .200 Minnesota 0 4 .000 West Division W L Pct Texas 4 1 .800 Seattle 3 3 .500 Los Angeles 2 2 .500 Oakland 2 4 .333

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NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB New York 4 2 .667 Washington 4 2 .667 Miami 2 3 .400 1 1/2 Philadelphia 1 3 .250 2 Atlanta 1 4 .200 2 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 5 2 .714 Milwaukee 4 2 .667 1/2 Houston 3 2 .600 1 Cincinnati 3 3 .500 1 1/2 Pittsburgh 2 2 .500 1 1/2 Chicago 1 5 .167 3 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 4 0 1.000 Los Angeles 4 1 .800 1/2 Colorado 1 3 .250 3 San Fran 1 3 .250 3 San Diego 1 4 .200 3 1/2 AMERICAN LEAGUE Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Niemann 0-0) at Detroit (Smyly 0-0), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 0-1) at Minnesota (Liriano 0-1), 1:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 1-0) at Texas (D.Holland 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Friday’s Games L.A. Angels at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 2:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 4:10 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Today’s Games Cincinnati at Wash 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Cubs 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado 3:10 p.m. Miami at Philly, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at San Diego (Bass 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dodgers 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

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Fishing Report The West Kootenay Fishing Report is a supplement appearing every second Thursday of the month, intended to inform and help locals and visitors enjoy the wonderful natural resource available to us all. Send a hot tip, photo, or report to Kootenay Lake Conditions: What a spring. Water temp is staying down and the lake levels are coming up. Some good fish have been coming in, including a 26-pound male, a 19 pounder caught by Mitch Roggensach (above), and numerous others under 20. The Woodbury Dolly Derby went over the Easter long weekend with the winning dolly at 15 pounds-eight ounces, second was 13 pounds, and third at 12-pounds eight-ounces. There were also some good rainbows landed while trying to get that winning dolly, for instance, one boat released a 17 and a 14. Lures: The Billies are still working well with the odd bucktail day as well. Purples, blues, Tennessee shad and rainbow trout patterns for the billies; November special, bleeding gill, and black/whites for the flies. Remember water is still cold 39 F so trawl slow about 1.8 mph on the Billies and 2.2 to 2.5 mph on the hair. Location: The West Arm kokanee fishery was open the first week of April, with many 14-inch kokanee reported. Depending on the day, most guys caught their limits. One day the trawlers would do well, the next the jiggers. Also, some good luck off the 17-mile rock. Fisheries will determine if the week-long season will continue, as there is some concern over the low fry count returning to the lake three years ago. We will keep you informed. Supposedly some ice is still on the south arm of Duncan Lake so not many guys have ventured up there as yet. Kootenay Lake Report is provided by Randy Zelonka, owner of Gill and Gift in Balfour. Columbia River Fly of the Week: Beadhead Pheasant Tail Flashback Fish this pattern on the Columbia or other waters in early spring and all thru the summer months. It represents the mayfly nymphs that are always hatching from now till next winter. The smaller ones represent the Vern Quist of Castlegar landed this beautiful rain- clinger type mayfly bow on the Columbia over the weekend. nymphs. Sizes 12 to 16 are the norm. Larger, longer styles tied exactly the same but much bigger, represent the swimmer and/or burrowers. I tie these on a 3X-long size 10 to 14s. Technique: Nymph with a dry line and a 10-12 foot leader. Put a strikeindicator 8 to 10-feet up the leader, with split shot about 16-18 inches above the fly. I always tie with a loop knot to let the fly dance on the leader. Fish the shallow, fast runs about 4 to 10 feet deep. Cast above you and let the fly drift down past you drag free. Any stop or sunk indicator lets you know you’re into a fish. You will be surprised at how many fish take and let go of the fly very quickly. So be ready and enjoy this method and good fishing. Beadhead Pheasant Tail Pattern Hook - Size 12-16, R70 mustad Thread - 8/0 uni black Tail - pheasant tail Rib - copper wire Flashback - pearl flashabou Hood - pearl flashabou Thorax - peacock herl Bead - gold brass bead 7/64 FoW submitted by Rod Zavaduck, owner/operator of Castlegar Sports and Fly Shop. Extra Tippets: Some really nice kokanee and rainbows are coming out of the Upper Columbia and the Arrow Lakes. The fishing is heating up with warmer weather finally arriving. In addition to the monster Columbia doe caught by Quist above, Riley Haines landed a kokanee weighing close to seven pounds on the Arrow Lakes. - Tight Lines.


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Wife may be lying about 35-year affair Dear Annie: My wife and I were both married before. Last year, she confessed that she’d had a 35-year affair with a married doctor. At the time, she was in her early 20s and he was in his early 40s. After 35 years, she decided he was too old for her and ended things. She told me the doctor’s name, but when I did some checking, I discovered it was a fake name. I am not upset about her past. But I am terribly unhappy that she is lying to me. She met this doctor in his office, so she knows his name. How can she expect me to believe she didn’t know the identity of a guy with whom she had a 35-year affair? I no longer trust her and don’t like the dishonesty. Is there any way to trust her again, or do I move on? -- Lost in El Paso Dear Lost: She may be protecting this man’s identity



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because she doesn’t want you to confront him. Or you may know him. Or she could be lying about the affair. She obviously didn’t expect you to check the veracity of her story. Now you need to discuss it with her. Tell her what you discovered. Ask her why she lied. Quite frankly, it serves no purpose for you to know this man’s name, and you should say so (and mean it). She is less likely to hide information when she believes you will not judge her or go looking for old boyfriends. It might help to have this conversation with a counselor who can mediate.

Dear Annie: My inlaws divorced 10 years ago because of my father-in-law’s homosexual infidelity. Shortly after the divorce, my mother-in-law attempted suicide. I don’t think she has ever sought therapy for her emotional pain. To this day, she continues to badmouth her exhusband in front of her children and grandchildren. She seems to vent mostly to me, probably because I’m related by marriage and she figures I’ll be more receptive. Sometimes she’ll make up stories about him. I believe she wants me to hate him. The truth is, I don’t. In spite of what happened, he has been a wonderful father and grandfather, and we love him. H o w can I get her to stop bashing him without seeming to take sides and hurting her feelings? -- Dumped Upon Dear Dumped: It is perfectly OK to tell your mother-in-law that you

don’t want to hear such criticisms and simply ask her to stop. Or get up and leave when she starts in. But you might also say with genuine concern that she seems obsessed with her ex and you are worried about her mental health. Suggest she seek therapy not only to vent to a professional, but to learn how to move forward with her life. Dear Annie: I’d like to share how my family handled a situation similar to that of “Old in Indiana,” the 90-year-old woman who wondered how to divide her possessions among her daughters and daughters-in-law. I’m one of three siblings, and the folks had several generational heirlooms that none of us wanted to see sold or given to one of us as a show of favoritism. Our parents put numbers on each item, and then we drew matching numbers from a bowl. We agreed that

if one of us wanted an item someone else had drawn, an offer could be made to trade or pay its monetary value. Anyone who didn’t want something they were given had to give notice to the other two siblings before putting

it up for sale, allowing the others to buy it and keep it in the family. All of this was written down and agreed to in the presence of a lawyer, and added to the will. There have been no regrets or disputes. -- A Happy Heir

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Friday, April 13, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) From here on, your interest in improving your health definitely will deepen. You’ve decided that you want to pull your act together and feel more healthy as well. (Impressive.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Don’t be surprised if you become more actively involved in seeking out fun and pleasure, especially in the company of others. This applies to all social occasions, including playful times with children. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle renovating projects or big improvements at home. This requires your patience with family members! (But you can do this.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’ve become increasingly direct in all your communication with others. Have

you noticed? (Because they have!) This will serve you well if you’re in sales, marketing, teaching or acting. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You are really spending your money now, and you can’t seem to stop! Fortunately, you also have increasing energy to work hard to earn money. (Whew.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Today Mars, which has been in your sign for so long, once again moves forward. That’s why you feel like you, too, must move forward in all your projects. “Pull once more, my lads!” LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Behind-the-scenes research will start to reveal what you are looking for. It appears that your patience is finally paying off. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Competition with a friend might increase now. If it’s

difficult hanging out with someone, why bother? Life is too short. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Once again, your ambition is aroused like never before. This time, you intend to achieve something because you’re focused and you’ve got a plan. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Travel plans continue to appeal to you even though you’ve been traveling a lot

lately! Once again, you’ll be making plans to go somewhere very soon. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Disputes about inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property might resume now. If so, you likely will get your way because you’re strong! You have a healthy self-interest right now. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Because difficulties with

others have prevailed for this long, you’re starting to understand how to deal with these situations. You’re learning to live with them and not make a big deal about anything. It really is that simple. YOU BORN TODAY You’re intellectually aggressive. You have modern ideas, and you’re not afraid to express them. You have an excellent mind, and you like to explore concepts and philosophical ideas. You have your own









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April 28th from 9:30 - 11:30 am, Trail Campus (Selkirk College). Join the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC) and the West Kootenay Native Plant Study Group to learn about native plants and non-invasive alternatives for your gardening and landscaping projects. Tools to prevent and manage invasive species will also be discussed. Space is limited so be sure to register early: 250-364-5770 or Funding provided by Columbia Basin Trust


Ron & Lisa Babcock are pleased to announce the birth of their son

Brandon Anthony Babcock

born on March 2, 2012 weighing 7lbs 1 oz. Proud big brother is Caleb Babcock. Proud Grandparents are Danny & Georgette Bradford & Lorne & Carol Babcock all of Trail. Proud Great-Grandparents are George & Mary Pettigrew & Dorothy Babcock all of Trail

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

Career Opportunities

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SERVICE TECHNICIAN We have a position available for a Service Technician in our Cranbrook location. The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of construction and forestry based equipment and attachments. Previous mechanical experience in a heavy equipment environment is considered an asset. Brandt Tractor is the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealer and a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs. com or by calling (306) 791-8923.

Email resume indicating position title and location to or fax (306) 791-5986.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Community Literacy Coordinator

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

I appreciate so much all the condolences our family received with the loss of my husband, Joe. The many messages, phone calls, food & flowers showed us how thoughtful so many people are. I am proud of all my family for joining together and helping making our loss more bearable. Joe would also have been proud. We will miss him forever and remember his great sense of humour, his determination and strength right to the end. Kudos to the ladies who served the lunch at Joe’s remembrance of life and get together, they were so generous of their time. Our family is grateful to Dr. Blair Stanley & his staff for the care and thoughtfulness to Joe & myself. Jeanne Seifrit

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BASED in the Kootenays, Special Olympics BC wants someone who can make a difference. Working full time to build Special Olympics programs throughout the Kootenays, your strong leadership, communication, organization and multi-tasking skills will come in handy. Willing to travel extensively and work evenings and weekends, your excitement to grow the organization is contagious. Vehicle required. Apply to

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Attention: Electronic Organ, keyboard and digital piano owners. Professional & experienced organ, and electronic piano repair technician, is coming to this area to do some regular annual service work and repairs. To have your instrument checked as well, please call Organ & Keyboard Service Corp. toll free at 1888-256/8188 or email:

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is looking for a Community Literacy Coordinator for Greater Trail. We are a Columbia Basin wide literacy organization committed to providing inclusive and accessible literacy programs for people of all ages. Ideal candidates will work well with the CBAL team, have an understanding of literacy and a passion for working with people. We value the following skills and attributes: • Proposal and report • Communication writing • Organization and time • Enthusiasm and creativity management • Self initiative • Program and fund • Flexibility and reliability management Desired quali¿cations include: post-secondary education, experience in community development, facilitation and working with families, adults, ESL adults, and/or volunteers. This is a .8 position, September to June, with the potential for more hours. Please send resumes to dpro¿ by April 23. For more information call Desneiges Pro¿li at 250-364-1275 #247.

MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIST, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Trail Operations is seeking a Mechanical Technologist in Business Development. Duties involve development, design and modification of mechanical and hydraulic equipment and work methods used in pilot or operational plants. Candidates must be graduates from a Mechanical Technology program (Diploma) at a recognized Institute and be proficient with Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop and have experience with mechanical design. Candidates must also have experience with welding, burning and metal fabricating and have an understanding of electricity and hydraulics. For detailed responsibilities and more information on this opportunity at Teck Metals Ltd., please visit our Careers page at and select Trail Operations. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume by April 16, 2012.


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


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

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 Warfield 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

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Route 341 24 papers 8th Ave, 9th Ave,10th Ave

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

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

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

Salmo Route 451 8th St, 9th St

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Home Care/Support

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

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

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, fixture installation, bending EMT. Please email current resume to or fax to 604-513-8577.

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

TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627

Owner Operators Required Van Kam’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 benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev, 1800-663-0900 or email a resume, current driver’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.


Help Wanted F/T Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety Co-ordinator Experience req. Salary based on experience. Send resume to Box398, Trail BC, V1R 4L7.

Part Time Help Wanted Bring Resume in Person to Star Grocery 328 Rossland Ave in the Gulch Houses For Sale

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Line Cook Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave SKILLED professionals required for long term employment. Chip Hauls, satellite dispatch, e-logs, good equipment, extended benefits and a pension plan. If you are looking for long term employment call 1-888-357-2612 Ext 223 **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



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Great starter or investment property. Fresh paint, new windows, new Áooring. Take a look!




Priced to sell! 3 bdrm home with full basement on a 50x150 lot in a great location. Plenty of upgrades started, just needs your Ànishing ideas.




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




$249,000 LO

Great house, great yard! 4 bdrms, 2 baths, newer kitchen, HW Áoors. Take a look!






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Country charmer! 4 bdrm, reÀnished Áoors, new windows, freshly painted on over an acre.


$209,000 VE MOHT IN G I R

A solid well built 3 bedroom home on a single 75’ x 100’ lot in Montrose. Bright and cheery throughout.

Columbia Heights


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





3 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse at Red Mountain. 2 balconies, hot tub, attached garage. Live year round or use as an investment.




Room for the growing family. This spacious home has open beam vaulted ceilings, large living room, covered deck, 3 bdrms on the main & 2 bdrms down. Good neighbourhood.

This 1 1/2 storey 3 bdrm, 2 bath home is located on a large, private lot. NG Àreplace, HW Áoors, french doors between living room & dining room, ful basement w/ rec. room & more.


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The very last 2 half duplex building lots in Waneta Village. Flat and serviced.

Fruitvale 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.

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Beautifully renovated & decorated 3+ bedroomcreekside in Annable. 2 new bathrooms, A/C, large shed with power, completely done & ready to move in.

$209,900 W NE



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Park Siding This 2.59 acre site has 2 small cabins that are rented - a place to build your new home when the time is right. Call on this one today!

Updated 3 bdrm home on a huge lot. Ample parking, new windows, new Áoors, freshly painted.







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

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 14 11:00 - 1:00

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Completely updated home. Absolutely Stunning!



4 luxury condos in convenient downtown location. Open plan, bamboo & heated tile Áoors, granite countertops. This will wow you.

Wow! This 4 bdrm, 3 bath family home has it all! Convenient location, beautifully landscaped, fenced yard, immaculately kept. Move In condition.



1844 Fifth Ave Trail


OPEN HOUSE 525 Portia Cres. Sunningdale



Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30


Beaver Falls


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

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

One owner home in mint condition. HW Áoors, A/C, plus a huge double garage/ workshop.


Saturday, April 14 11:00 - 1:00

Cute home for Àrst time buyers or if you’re thinking of downsizing.

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Awesome Sunningdale location! Spotless throughout. 3 bdrm, 2 baths, gas Àreplace, high efÀciency furnace & heat pump, UG sprinklers, garage & carport!


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.






3401 Aster Dr. Glenmerry


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Saturday, April 14 1:30 - 3:30

Great 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home

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1148 Bay Ave, Trail


Waneta Village


Meadow Lake, SK

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

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This beautiful 4 bdrm home has over 4,000 sq.ft. of living area, plus it’s on over 4.5 acres of land.

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Financial Services


Painting & Decorating


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

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Misc. Wanted COUCH (compact), lazy boy, ďŹ&#x201A;at screen TV. Lg couch /footrests for sale. 250-364-2922

Home Repairs HOME HANDYMAN Repairing, Replacing or Painting? Lance 250-231-6731

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PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, 24hr Emergency Service. 250-231-8529

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

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 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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Phone for appointment 250-364-9927

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



Bella Vista Estates

MLS# K206391

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

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

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# K205398

MLS# K210637

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 Ă&#x20AC;nd your new home. Call Fred today!

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

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

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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 & Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place

Rossland 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 Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, Plewman Way Route 434 7 papers 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Turner Ave

Blueberry Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Salmo Route 451 8th St, 9th St

WarďŹ eld Route 195 17 papers Blake Court, Shelley St, Whitman Way

Montrose Route 341 24 papers 8th Ave, 9th Ave,10th Ave

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New round of information sessions coming Summary of 2011-12 sessions available online CASTLEGAR â&#x20AC;&#x201C;More than 1,600 Basin residents took part in Columbia River Treaty (CRT) information sessions in 2011 and 2012, and their input is helping shape the next round that will get underway this spring. From June 2011 to February 2012, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), in partnership with the CRT Local Governmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Committee (LG Committee), hosted

public information sessions in 14 communities, plus three online sessions. In addition, three information sessions were held for First Nations and a conference for young leaders has taken place. In general, Basin residents said they want more information on several topics, including: the benefits and negative impacts of the current CRT; issues related to compensation; the feasibility of bringing salmon back to the upper Columbia River; climate change and how it may influence the CRT in the future; and scenarios

for the future of the CRT. They also want to learn more about how the current CRT operates, including flood control and downstream power benefits, as well as roles and responsibilities of key players, including the federal and provincial governments. Documents summarizing the 2011 sessions are online at Summaries from 2012 will be available soon. In addition, videos that capture ideas from residents are online and are a great way to share ideas across the Columbia Basin. CBT has also posted a series

of pre- and post-dam images, along with maps showing sections of the Columbia River system in Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Local Governmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Committee, with support from CBT, is committed to going back to Basin residents this spring with answers to their questions, and to providing opportunities for residents to continue to build their knowledge and understanding of the CRT,â&#x20AC;? said Deb Kozak, Chair LG Committee and Councillor, City of Nelson. The CRT is an international agreement between Canada


Basin residents took part in Columbia River Treaty (CRT) information sessions held in several communities across the Basin in 2011 and 2012. and the United States to coordinate flood control and optimize hydroelectric power generation on both sides of the border. Under the 1964 treaty, three dams were constructed in Canada, including Duncan, Hugh Keenleyside and Mica. A fourth dam, Libby, was constructed in Montana. Its reservoir, Koocanusa,

extends 67 kilometres into Canada. The CRT has no official expiry date, but has a minimum length of 60 years, which is met in September 2024. Either Canada or the United States can terminate many of the provisions of the agreement effective any time after September 2024, provided written notice is



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

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

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

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615 Shakespeare St, WarďŹ eld $229,000 Host: Christine 804 Redstone Drive, Rossland $339,000 Host: Richard

1533 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4th Avenue, Trail $154,900 Host: Terry

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

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



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

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

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SATURDAY, APRIL 14 1345 Columbia Ave, Trail $154,900 Host: Terry

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

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filed at least 10 years in advance (2014). While no decision has been made by either Canada or the United States on the future of the current treaty, given the importance of the issues, and the approaching date of 2014, both countries are now conducting studies and exploring future options for the CRT.

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Mary Amantea

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Cell: 250-521-0525

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

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Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

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

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April 12, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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