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Proposed school district cuts draws backlash BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Within the line items and numbers of any budget stand the people. It is the people that make up the reality of any financial document, and on Wednesday night the people most affected by the budget of School District 20 stood up and spoke at a public meeting on the proposed plan at Trail Middle School. Around 40 people, including union representatives and teachers, listened as superintendent of schools Greg Luterbach detailed proposed cut after cut needed to rein in the costs of the operation. When the axe stopped, it was revealed the district was threatening to cut nearly 14 full time equivalent jobs across the board in the coming year to deal with a $1.55 million operating shortfall. The proposed cuts to staff — including two teacher-librarians, almost eight teachers, three nonenrolling teacher staff, and one custodian — raised the ire of the crowd.

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Superintendent of Schools Greg Luterbach begins explanation of the proposed SD20 budget Wednesday night at Trail Middle School before 40 people. Cutting the teacher salaries meant the district would save $1.17 million in 2012/13, the largest chunk out of the $1.58 million in total cuts made. Andy Davidoff, Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union representative, referred to

the SD20 board’s guiding principle — that “Student learning drives our budget while recognizing the need to be sustainable and fiscally responsible” — and wondered why the board of trustees was keeping buildings over bodies.

“It looks like teachers and CUPE are bearing the brunt of the budget cuts and nothing is coming from administration that is significant at all, and that doesn’t seem to be fair,” he said. “And, unfortunately, the people that impart that

learning are taking the largest cut, over $1 million.” Board chair Darrel Ganzert said there would be motions moving forward about facilities at the next board meeting — where the proposed budget would undergo its first two readings on the way to being adopted. With custodial staff possibly being cut from 12-month to 11-month employees, and the district expecting to save $113,841, CUPE Local 1285 shop steward Darlene Schultz stood up. “You can expect to pay that much money and more through arbitration because we feel our members have the right to the 12-month positions that they have, and there is significant jurisprudence on that,” she said. “It is, in our opinion, discriminatory and it will be fought, right to the wall.” Roger Smith, who has spent the last 23 years working with the district as a custodian, agreed. He pointed to case law that says their jobs are set

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Proposed reductions and revenue generation items Libraries • reduce elementary teacher-librarians by two full-time equivalent (FTE) - $184,508 Non-enrolling teacher staff • eliminate math teacher at elementary by two FTE - $184,508 • eliminate literacy lead teacher at secondary by .714 FTE - $65,867 Teacher staffing • adjust secondary class sizes from 24 to 25 for a 2.428 FTE reduction - $223,983 • eliminate staffing dedicated to virtual school by .286 FTE - $26,395 • classroom organization based on elimination of required district averages at kindergarten and primary by 5.375 FTE - $495,865 Clerical support staff • clerical/library assistants reduced by 21 hours per week - $23,530 • restructure CUPE callout and rentals by five hours per week - $7,589 Custodial • reduce high school service levels for custodial by one FTE - $43,319 • change custodians from 12 month to 11-month employees - $113,841 Facilities • remove all SD20 staff and funding from Blueberry Creek Community School - $20,000 • Sell Sunningdale School and save utility costs - $10,000 Service and supplies • eliminate regional Pro-D contractor - $6,000 • eliminate grant to Education Heritage Society - $2,500 District administration • eliminate vice principal position at Glenmerry - $24,194 More on Page 3

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MS Walk raises public’s awareness Rossland family overcomes challenges BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

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From the left; Alison, Deanie and Rebecca Worsfold might not agree about everything, but the MS Walk is an initiative that they’re all proud to support.

Deanie Worsfold spent 38 years sick and she didn’t know why. Worsfold, 52, was intimidated by a series of strange symptoms— when she moved her head a tingling sensation would shoot up her spine, and her hands were always shaking. Twenty years later, when she gave birth to her second daughter,

her answer arrived. “My doctor could never figure out what was wrong with me,” said Worsfold. “But, when I gave birth to Rebecca—both of my feet went numb. So, I went to a neurologist and they said I either had a brain tumor or MS.” She was diagnosed with an incurable disease, multiple sclerosis (MS). The rest of the world would have been mortified, but Worsfold said she felt relieved. “I finally knew what was wrong,” she said.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. It can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis. On Sunday, the MS Walk to raise awareness of the debilitating disease will take place in Gyro Park. Participants can register or drop off pledges at the Kiwanis

pancake breakfast with live entertainment at 9 a.m. The three-andfive-kilometer walking routes will provide water stations along the way, and the event will close with final remarks about the fundraising initiatives. Worsfold acknowledges the challenges of living with MS, and she is eager—along with daughters Rebecca and Alison—to participate in the walk for MS on Sunday. According to the MS Society of Canada, finding a cure means

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Town & Country AN APRIL MOTHER’S DAY TEA Apr.28th, 1-3pm Fruitvale United Church Baking & White Elephant BEAVER VALLEY UNITED CHURCH Spring Tea and Bake Sale Apr.28, 1-3pm, $3 LADIES AUXILIARY BRANCH #11 Spring Tea Apr.28th, 1-3pm Door Prizes $3.00 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION TRACK MEET & BC Summer Games Zone 1 Trials Sat. May5/12 10:00-5:00 Haley Park-Trail Open to athletes born in 2003 and earlier Info: 250-368-5291 www.trailtrackclub.ca COLOMBO LODGE 8th Annual AM Ford BOCCE Classic Trail Curling Club May 11th and 12th Entry $50 per two person team Men’s, Mixed and Ladies Divisions Sign-up by Monday May 7th Contact Pat Zanier 250-362-5825 Email: pzanier@shaw.ca BV LIONS Meat Draw Wind-up Saturday, Apr.28th Fruitvale Pub 2:00pm-4:30pm Extra prizes and snacks THE SALVATION ARMY Women’s Ministry Tea & Bake Sale Saturday, May5, Time: 11am-1pm 2030 Second Ave., Trail Baked Goods and New Items for Sale

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The Trail Historical Society has kindly offered photos and stories related to the history of Trail. hen the history of the Trail Smoke Eaters is discussed people recall the two World Championship teams of 1939 and 1961. People don’t usually talk about the 1962 team, Canadian Senior Amateur Hockey champions. Both the 1939 and 1961 World Champions are recognized on the Home of Champions Monument in downtown Trail. Ab Cronie, player-coach of the ’39 squad, accepted the award on behalf of the team at the 1996 induction ceremony. While appreciative of the honour, Ab recalled the players and the community cherished and celebrated winning the Allan Cup in 1938 more than the world championship. Winning the Canadian title was the pinnacle of achievement for any senior hockey team in Canada. Winning the Worlds was icing on the cake. The 1961 world champion Smoke Eaters were rated as the top amateur club in Canada and their goal was to win the Allan Cup and hopefully represent Canada again at the 1963 World Hockey championships. That season, the Smokies did not lose their first game until Dec. 10, ending a 36 game winning streak

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started on Feb. 12 in Moscow. The Smoke Eaters closed the season with a record of 34-4. The road to the Allan Cup began. Trail quickly dispatched the Nelson Maple Leafs for the Savage Cup and the Alberta champion, Calgary Adderson Builders before meeting the Saskatoon Quakers in the Western Canada final. The series went seven games with Trail winning the seventh game 6-0 in Saskatoon Trail would now host the Allan Cup final for the second time in its history against the eastern champion Montreal Olympics. Trail embarrassed the Olympics 8-0 before 3000 fans in the first game. However, the Montreal squad responded in the second game with a stronger performance defeating the Smokies 5-2. Trail then took control of the series winning the next three games. The final game was played on May 4 with the Smoke Eaters narrowly winning 5-3 to bring the Allan Cup home to Trail for the second time. They went on to represent Canada at the World Hockey Championships for the third time in 1963. Pick up your copy “Trail Journal of Local History,� and support the Trail Historical Society. Find it at the Society’s office in Trail City Hall, on the website www.trailhistory.com and at Crockett Books in Waneta Plaza.


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FROM PAGE 1 up for 12 months, and they will go to arbitration to ensure they stay that way. “My question is, when we win, where is that back pay coming from in this budget?” he said, suggesting staff in every other area of operation should try going from 12 to 11 months. “If you are going to do this, do it where everyone is a factor,” he said. “I don’t think senior management would like going from 12 to 11 months.” It was far from a good news budget, with the dis“I don’t trict scrambling to cover a think senior drop in funding from the management Ministry of Education, and to cope with rising interwould like nal costs for sick leave that going from 12 are now $400,000 over to 11 months.” budget. As a result, SD20 adminROGER SMITH istration delivered a series of recommended budget adjustments for the coming school year totaling $1.58 million, expecting to leave the district with $27,430 in the bank at the end of the year. There will also be a district-wide rise in studentto-teacher ratio — from 24-1 to 25-1 — that could impact the electives offered at the high school level. Davidoff urged caution to the board before they sat down Monday night (7 p.m., Blueberry Creek Community School) to begin deliberation on the proposed budget. “If you look at student learning, you assured us that it was the teachers, support workers and people that work with kids, that drive the kids to school, and clean up our schools and do all of that” that were more important than facilities, said Davidoff. “But you have made (facilities) a priority. I don’t think the board has looked at their own statement.” Ten committee meetings on the budget have contributed to the draft budget proposal, which the board will give consideration to in first and second reading on Monday night. If approved, the budget cuts and changes will take effect July 1. From Page 1 Proposed reductions and revenue generation items Technology • eliminate “helping infuse technology” release time to schools $87,399 Transportation • change two 12-month drivers to 10-month drivers • parents pay for transportation if students attend a different school due to parent initiated transfer - $4,000 • charge out of district children riding SD20 buses the full cost ($70 per month) - $24,000 Revenue generation • adjust rental policy to cover costs - $10,000 • negotiate SD10 financial services contract to better reflect costs $10,000 Savings from selected items: $1,584,801 Target for savings: $1,577,371 Budget position: $27,430 Source: superintendent of schools, Greg Luterbach

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Scott Balfour, an employee for the City of Trail, working with a crew to replace the water pipes in front of Shoppers Drug Mart this week.

“I know that a lot of people would just roll over and die,” said Worsfold, “but I never did. I was always busy taking care of my girls. I never felt sorry for myself, and I don’t know a lot of people with MS who feel sorry for themselves.” Her daughters were toddlers when she was diagnosed and they never let the impacts of the chronic disease create distance within their family. “We did everything normally,” said Rebecca. “But, when I was 13, she got worse. We didn’t go anywhere after that.” The family used to take camping trips, and when the girls were skiing with their father, Deanie would get a ride up the hill on snowmobiles or quads to show her support for her now 20-something year-old daughters. Her other daughter (Alison) disagreed, and indicated that having MS not only impacted their mother’s life, it impacted how the family spent their time together. “The weather affects her a lot so we never went traveling,” said Alison. “And when we went skiing, she couldn’t ever come with us.” Deanie laughed and said if she went skiing with her shaky hands, the ski poles would be flying everywhere and somebody might lose an eye. But the Worsfold family has found one thing everybody can do together, even Deanie. They have agreed to participate in the MS walk as a family. The MS Society has organized 160 MS Walks across Canada, and 25 of those are taking place in B.C. and the Yukon.

DAY OF MOURNING ON SATURDAY

Local 480 hosts annual vigil BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

The United Steelworkers Local 480 are hammering out a lesson on safety this weekend to honor colleagues who lost their lives from occupational diseases or work-related accidents. Instead of being adorned with tool belts, hammers and overalls; Local 480 will march in a walk of remembrance down Bay Avenue to the Family and Memorial Worker Park across from the Trail Memorial Centre. The memorial will be open to everybody and will begin the march at the Local 480 Hall at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. The service will begin around 11 a.m.

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“It’s to remember workers who died or were injured— it’s like Remembrance Day,” said Steve Como, the safety coordinator at Teck. “Unfortunately these kinds of things do happen.” The procession opens a forum for residents in Greater Trail to honor friends, family members and colleagues who have passed away while they were trying to earn a living. Their lives will be celebrated in a prayer, march and a public address from David Mitchell, a local occupational hygiene officer, this Saturday. The ceremony is a national day of mourning that raises red flags about the

importance of utilizing preventative safety measures on job sites. “A lot of times we get so overwhelmed by our daily tasks and we don’t get time to reflect on the people who have been killed on the job,” said Gord Menelaws, the health and safety chair for the United Steelworkers Local 480. “These are people just like you and me, they left to do an honest day of work and for whatever reason, they never returned home.” The ceremony provides a public celebration of life and it allows the community to mourn for the dead, and fight for the living. In 2011, WorkSafe B.C

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indicated that almost three million (2,870,352) days were lost as a result of injuries or diseases sustained in the workplace. In B.C., an average of 2.7 workers die each week, 2,715 work injuries are reported every week and 17 workers are permanently disabled on a daily basis. According to WorkSafe B.C., the Central Kootenay region recorded one death, and another in the Kootenay Boundary region in the last year. “We’ve done a lot of work to reduce injuries on job sites,” said Menelaws, “and we’ve made a lot gains.” There is an online memorial at http://www. dayofmourning.bc.ca/

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Province announces new hospitals for Vancouver Island CAMPBELL R. MIRROR Campbell River will get a new 95-bed, $266-million hospital, Premier Christy Clark announced Thursday Clark gave the green light for the North Island Hospitals Project to build two new hospitals in Campbell River

and Comox at an estimated cost of up to $600 million, as a part of Budget 2012. “Our government is proud to invest in these two new hospitals to ensure North Vancouver Island families have the best medical care when they

need it and where they need it, in their communities,” said Premier Clark. “These projects will also create construction jobs in the region and will provide longterm opportunities for health-care professionals and their families.”

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The announcement is a long-time in coming and the delay led to speculation that the two-hospital model would be revised. Last fall, Vancouver Island Health Authority officials alarmed Campbell River doctors when it proposed a onegovernance, two-site hospital administration concept. During last fall’s civic election, eventual mayoral winner Walter Jakeway expressed suspicion that the lack of an

announcement meant a new Campbell River hospital was going to be scrapped in favour of a regional hospital located in the Comox Valley, this despite insistence from incumbents and the Vancouver Island Health Authority that the original plan was still expected to be brought to fruition. Both new hospitals are expected to go to procurement this spring, with construction planned to begin in 2013 and completion

estimated for 2017. The cost of the project is estimated at around $600 million, but is subject to change once the procurement process is complete. The project will create approximately 1,900 direct jobs and over 1,400 indirect jobs in industries supplying goods and services used in construction. The new Campbell River and District General Hospital will be built at the existing hospital site on 2nd

Avenue in Campbell River. The new hospital will have capacity for up to 95 beds, including mental-health and addictions beds. The new facility will replace Campbell River’s aging 70-bed acute-care facility, which was built in 1956 with additions to the facility in 1966, 1972 and 1990. The final hospital design is subject to completion of the procurement process.

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the riding of CardstonTaber-Warner by a landslide in Monday’s election, one of the 17 seats Wildrose won in the province, 14 in rural areas. The Progressive Conservatives won 61

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seats with 41 in Alberta cities. Bikman says urban voters didn’t understand that issues such as Edmonton candidate Allan Hunsperger saying that gay people must change their ways or forever be damned to burn in a lake of fire and Calgary candidate Ron Leech saying he had an advantage because he is Caucasian are matters of free speech. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith would not comment on Bikman’s statements Wednesday because she said she didn’t know the context of his statements. Bikman said

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he campaign to create a skate park in Trail seems to be running low on

juice. There are some keeners involved with the project who are selling t-shirts and writing grant applications, but the city-dominated process has been sagging in recent months. Where has the most recent skate park drive gone so far? After taking on the project at the behest of youthful petitioners, the city paid for a feasibility study. Council then ignored the recommendation of the consultant and advisory committee that the facility be located at Gyro Park and decided to make it part of urban renewal for the Gulch. The city followed up with design work for a park to be located on a strip of vacant land behind the truck chainup area on Rossland Avenue, and then sought funding under a one-time provincial recreation project program. While Nelson received $400,000 for a skate park, Trail was turned down. The reasons for the differing results are unknown but you can’t blame traditional pork barrel politics, as neither community is part of a constituency that voted for

the government in recent provincial elections or is likely to so next time. That is pretty much where the project sits. The advisory committee, chaired by a city councillor, has barely met since before the fall election. Council would like the committee to raise money for the project but this is a difficult mandate as no level of municipal financial support has been designated. The committee has applied for about half of the $300,000 in Columbia Basin Trust’s Local Initiatives funding to be dispensed by local municipalities and electoral areas this year. Given the malaise left by the break down of regional funding for recreation it will be interesting to see how this appeal goes. The location remains an issue for the non-councillors on the advisory committee, who think the chain-up area is generally unappealing and will be a concern for parents of younger users. I think the location has great potential to be turned into an interesting urban space that would reflect the edgy side of the skateboarding mystic. It is also located on the community’s main

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thoroughfare and right beside the fire station, where emergency assistance is available around the clock. As for concerns that skate park users would be exposed to drugs and unseemly behaviour at that location, including a mild-looking sex shop across the street, kids who are interested know where to find drugs (everywhere) and porn (all over the Internet). Former Rossland Mayor Les Carter has prepared an interesting survey for the Rossland Skatepark Association on the experiences of 40 British Columbia communities that have parks. (The association, while possessing more cohesion and drive than Trail’s advisory committee, is in about the same position financially. The survey

is located on its web site: skaterossland.com) Some of the key insights gathered from other communities are: • the facility should be located “front and centre” to express community pride and acceptance, make the park accessible to and not marginalize its users, and so that others can keep an eye on the goings on • the park should be part of a “neighbourhood,” but not necessarily a residential area. Noise tends not to be an issue for neighbours located at least 100 metres a way, or less if the park is well designed • only 10 per cent of communities reported problems at or around their skate parks and these tend to reflect the communities’ youth issues in general • “kids are all different but they all deserve recreational opportunities that suit their needs;” communities that accept these differences and reflect them in their rec policies generally have a happier relationship with their youth • an “open, communitybuilding process” for planning and building the facility results in successful parks; most communities report good usage of their

facilities. • “in deciding where to put the park, local government should consider all the relevant factors, differentiate between reasonable concerns and unsubstantiated fears, be brave enough to make the decision, and proactively plan to make it work.” Unlike the council’s proposal to place a skate park at Gyro Park a decade ago, this go-around has been a largely closed process led by city staff. As for the location, it could meet the criteria cited in the Rossland report, but right now is seen by potential users and their supporters as a dumping ground for the hopes of skateboarders looking for a place to gather and ride their dreams. The work goes on but this is not a best recipe success. The enthusiasts can only keep working and keep the faith that in another decade the city will not still be talking about creating a skate park. 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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LETTERS & OPINION

A bite of reality for pollsters, Charest and Ignatieff

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t’s been a fascinating couple of weeks in Canadian politics, especially with the Alberta election rollercoaster. Amidst all of the noise, several topics are worth commenting on. First up, it’ll be interesting to see how Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives respond to their near-death experience. Will it be business as usual, secure in the belief that they have dispatched the Wildrose upstart? Or will they give serious consideration to the fact that, compared to four years ago, approximately half of their base absconded to Wildrose – and they were only saved by the (temporary?) influx of previously Liberal votes? Alberta PCs won the battle but what about the war? If the Liberal vote remains in a state of permanent collapse, then the Progressive Conservatives may have merely remixed the composition of their perpetually victorious coalition. But that’s a large “if.� And making it stick will likely involve policy concessions to move the party’s compass leftwards, which in turn will raise the prospect of further bleeding towards Wildrose on the right.

Perhaps we’ve only seen the first battle in a war that’s far from over, a war whose ultimate winner remains to be decided.

PAT

MURPHY That’s Life

Then there’s the matter of the polls. Put simply, they got it badly wrong. To be sure, there are the usual explanations about last-minute swings, undecideds, and so forth. But the brutal truth is that anyone who was looking to the polls to tell them what was going to happen on election night would have been profoundly misled. And it’s not for the first time. A year ago, the pollsters missed the federal Conservative majority. Indeed, some of them even lowballed the Conservative vote outside their own stated margin of error. One pollster – EKOS – did so spectacularly. The point here isn’t that polls are useless, merely that it’s not always clear whether what they report is rooted or ephemeral, real or

illusion. And given the impact they have on all kinds of public policy discussions, it’s unfortunate that the only reality check comes on election day. There’s also Michael Ignatieff. Now that his political ambitions are ancient history, he’s reverting back to being his previously interesting self. In early March, he acknowledged to a York University audience that the Liberals had earlier tried to do to Stephen Harper what Harper subsequently did to him. To quote: “We attempted to deny him standing, and now he has taken his revenge.� Then came the remarks to BBC Scotland, to the effect that Canada and Quebec are “almost two separate countries,� and that “the logic eventually is independence – full independence.� Whatever one thinks of these observations, they have a much more authentic ring than the pose of faux outrage that Ignatieff felt compelled to adopt as Liberal leader. Had he been his real self when in politics, he’d have been substantially more credible. But then again, he’d never have made it to Liberal leader. Finally, there’s the scenario floated in a

recent Financial Post guest column. Writing about Jean Charest, the columnist urged him to depart the Quebec premiership with a view to positioning himself as the replacement for Harper in 2015. Leaving aside the question of whether Harper has any intention of going that early, the Charest proposition beggars belief. Why would anyone think that a Red Tory from Quebec – one who loves Kyoto and is hostile towards the oil sands – has any prospect of winning the leadership of the 21st century Conservatives? After all, this is a party whose power base overwhelmingly lies west of the Ottawa River, and whose leadership is determined by grassroots members rather than string-pulling Toronto and Montreal power brokers. It’s as if the writer is caught in a time warp. A postscript on the matter of polls. The next time you hear some pundit solemnly intone that the latest poll shows a decline in the federal Conservative position since election day, be mindful that what’s being compared is a poll number and an actual vote. If, say, it’s a Forum poll showing a 4 per cent drop from 40

Government’s view on spending and saving An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star In an interesting bit of unintended juxtaposition two stories this week showed a couple of opposing sides of the federal government’s fight to cut the deficit and balance their budget by 2015. In one national peek into the window, an access to information request by The Canadian Press revealed some of the details of a trip last year to London, England, by International Development Minister Bev Oda. The minister apparently didn’t like the five-star hotel her staff had booked her into during her trip for a conference so Oda had them move her to the ritzy Savoy, which has a nice view of the Thames. The first hotel would have

cost taxpayers $270 a night, but the stay at the Savoy racked up $665 a night for a total of $1,995 for three nights - including a $16 glass of orange juice. Also included was a charge for the late cancellation of the first digs. All in all the stay cost taxpayers a tidy sum. After the details became public this week, the minister’s flunkies were quick to make it known the minister had paid back some of the money. Really, we’ve all been through something similar to this. Passing on a less-than-ideal hotel, being dinged too much for a meal at the restaurant and then needing a driver and car on standby to get us to our appointments on time. Well, no. Taxpayers don’t expect min-

isters to grab a room in a hostel when travelling on official business, but it’s an odd way to act for representatives of a government now talking service cuts and job elimination. That brings us to the second view of this deficit fight. Local federal workers got together Monday night to try to get details about where they stand as far as the future of their jobs is concerned. They got few answers because few concrete details are being made public about cuts to the public service. Numbers are being let out in dribs and drabs and workers are left twisting in the breeze as someone else decides their futures. It really is a revealing week for those who care to look.

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on election day to 36 now, remember that 36 was precisely where the Forum poll had the Conservatives on election eve. In other

words, there’d be no change at all. Things are often not quite what the punditocracy and pollsters suggest. And nothing

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES WALLACE (NEE PELLIZZARI), GRACE — October 30, 1962 April 13, 2012. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 315 Rossland Ave, Trail BC on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:00pm with Celebrant Father Matthieu Gombo. Following the service, the family invites everyone for a reception at the church hall. A memorial video will be shown. *** STEEP, CARRIE — the family of Carrie Steep, who passed January 16, 2012, invite you to join them in a celebration of Carrie’s life at the Trail Legion Hall on Sunday, April 29 at 1:00pm. *** ASHMAN, LORNE — May 27, 1930 January 14, 2012. Sadly missed - to all who knew him we’ll cherish forever his love, loyalty, ever-present smile and humour. The Ashman family welcomes anyone wishing to join them for Lorne’s “Celebration of Life,” Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Warfield Community Hall from 4pm to 8pm. Reverend Keith Simmonds will lead us in a service celebrating Lorne’s life. Followed by family memories, refreshments, music, slides and an exchange of stories are most encouraged for a most joyful evening. For more information call Pat at 250367-7299. www.LorneAshman.blogspot.com

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Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, poses at Liberty Science Center, Wednesday in Jersey City, N.J. The center is hosting an exhibit on Rubik’s Cubes which will include a cube made with diamonds that is worth $2.5 million.

Going vegan no piece of cake for DeGeneres THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ellen DeGeneres may be an outspoken vegan today, but a life without meat or dairy wasn’t always easy for her to, er... digest. Raised in New Orleans and Texas, the talk show host says she always had a healthy appetite for sausageladen red beans and rice, as well as for thick, juicy steaks. She first tried to quit meat 15 years ago, she said in a telephone interview, but lasted only six months. “I’ve always called myself an animal lover. And yet I

ate them,” she said. “Until four years ago I would be driving past these cows on pastures, and think ‘What a lovely life that is,’ and I’d go and order a steak. It takes a click, just one light bulb, and you’re like ‘I can’t do that anymore.”’ The click that lit that bulb for DeGeneres came by way of chicken four years ago. “Someone mentioned ‘If you knew what chicken looked like or you knew how chicken was made, you’d never eat it again,”’ said the Emmy award-winning comedian.

“Something snapped.” Since then, DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have purged their diet of all animal products, including milk and eggs. It wasn’t easy this time around, either. “It’s like anybody who’s trying to make a change, especially a habit like eating food every day,” she said. “It’s hard to make a change.” But this time, she says, she forced herself to watch gruesome video footage and undercover documentaries shot by opponents of the

meat industry, and to read books on the subject. The images that stuck in her head from the films and the books helped her stick to her choice. But so did something much simpler - good food. DeGeneres’ own struggle to transition makes her sympathetic toward others considering a switch. “I know it’s hard for people to digest,” said DeGeneres, who wrote the afterward for Roberto Martin’s cook book (de Rossi wrote the foreward). “No pun intended.”

Fans gather in Woodstock to honour Levon Helm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - By the busload, hundreds of friends and fans of Levon Helm travelled to his home Thursday to say goodbye to the influential singer and drummer for The Band, who died of cancer last week. The public memorial was held at the Woodstock barn where Helm held his Saturday night Midnight Ramble concerts in New York’s Hudson Valley. His closed casket was surrounded by flowers and flanked by his drum kit and a piano. Friends, neighbours and fans filed silently past the coffin, which was on the second floor of the barn and set against a backdrop of a family photo slideshow. Nearby, family members greeted visitors. Mourners - a crowd of mostly

middle-aged people with a smattering of aging hippies and a few young people - were quietly encouraged to keep the line moving. Some carried flowers, and a few pressed handkerchiefs to their faces. “He was an icon but also the guy next door,” said Al Caron of Woodstock as he waited outside the Woodstock Playhouse for one of the yellow school buses ferrying people to Helm’s nearby homestudio. “He played music on the village green,” Caron said. “The Rambles were like a revival meeting. There was just a sense of euphoria from the minute you arrived at his home and he will be missed.” After a private funeral Friday, Helm will be buried in Woodstock Cemetery next to Rick Danko, The

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Friends and fans of musician Levon Helm are gathering at his Woodstock home Thursday to say farewell to the legendary singer and drummer for The Band, who died of cancer on April 19.

Band’s singer and bassist who died in 1999. Helm, Danko, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson and Richard Manuel’s first album as The Band was 1968’s “Music From Big Pink.” That album and its followup, “The Band,” remain landmark albums of the era, and songs such as “The Weight,” ”Dixie Down“ and ”Cripple Creek“ have become rock standards. Helm was found to have throat cancer in 1998. He died April 19 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Early on, The Band backed Bob Dylan on his electric tours of 1965-66 and collaborated with him on the legendary “Basement Tapes.” On his website last week, Dylan called Helm “one of the last true great spirits of my or any

other generation.” The son of an Arkansas cotton farmer, Helm was just out of high school when he joined rocker Ronnie Hawkins in 1957 as the drummer for the Hawks. That band eventually recruited a group of Canadian musicians who, along with Helm, would split from Hawkins, join Dylan and ultimately become The Band. The Band bid farewell to live shows with “The Last Waltz” concert in 1976. Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Dylan were among the stars who played the show, filmed by Martin Scorsese. “The Last Waltz” is regarded by many as the greatest of concert films, but it also helped lead to a bitter split between Robertson and Helm, once the best of friends.

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GARDENING

Spring perennials provide early-season punch of colour

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he snow has gone, at least for most of us. It has been a long winter and everyone craves for the sight of the first bulb, bud or perennial to raise their heads and salute the return of another spring. As we stroll through the garden assessing winters damage we catch a first glimpse of color not seen for many months. Some of those all important spring flowers come from bulbs such as crocus’s, daffodil, hyacinth and tulips. We can count on their merry heads swaying in the spring breeze giving off fragrant perfume and filling the borders with shades of the Easter eggs hidden amongst them. There are many shrubs that bring amazing displays of blooms as well. The sunshine yellow of the forsythia bush dots the landscape at this time of year. Viburnum carlesii has intense clusters of white flowers and is an early blooming variety. Among the most favorite of early bloomers is the Azalea. Known for having a wide range of color it can also be

very fragrant. Along with the magnolia, lilac, and witch hazel, there are a wide array of choices to enhance your spring garden display. Bulbs are not the only early blooming plants. There are many perennials that provide an early season punch. Here are three favorites that will be a great addition to any garden bed. The Hellebore, sometimes called the Christmas rose or Lenten rose can appear as early as February during a mild winter. Its delicate blossom resembles a single rose but does not belong to the rose family. It is in fact an evergreen member of the buttercup family. With names such as ‘apple green’, ‘russet’, ‘maroon’, or ‘mulled wine’ subtle colors of light green, purples and pinks are available. The Hellebore prefers light, dappled shade with fertile, moist, well drained soil. Placed by a well used path or near the house they will uplift the most winter weary of visitors. Another spring favorite is the Pasque flower, known for

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DROVER Ground Rules in Gardening blooming around Easter. The showy bell shaped blossoms, sitting atop a lacy, grey-green leaf range in color from purple, blue, red, yellow or white. The blooms open in the sunshine and close in the evening or cloudy weather. Once the blossoms are spent an attractive seed head covered in silky down appears to continue the appeal for this plant. It does well in full sun with well drained soil. Primrose (primula) is another perennial that drives the winter blues away. The name of this versatile plant is derived from the Latin meaning first (prime). This perennial has a wide range of colors. It comes in varieties suited for boggy areas, Japanese Primrose, as well as woodland, border or rock garden applica-

tions. You may find that this perennial is somewhat a delicacy for deer. In that case they should be planted close to the house or in areas were deer can be discouraged. Spring comes to give us hope and a renewal of life. With these suggestions any garden will come to life with the hopes of another successful garden season. Betty Drover operates a local garden business and shares this space with business partner Patty Siddall every other Friday. Contact: 250364-1005

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The recent basking of sunshine has allowed this beautiful little pasque flower to spring to life.

VICTIMS OF CRIME WEEK APRIL 22-28, 2012

VICTIMIZATION DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE In acknowledgement of Victims of Crime Week,Victim Services of the Greater Trail area, in conjunction with the Greater Trail Community Justice Program, is running a three-part victimization awareness series. In addition, there is an accompanying on-line quiz for each of the three parts. Part 3 quiz is located at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M7P7NVH. All those who complete the quiz are provided with an opportunity to win a Canon 16MP camera donated by Walmart or a pay & talk cell phone donated by Rock Island Tape Centre.

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Victim Services provides a wide variety of services including crisis prevention, the provision of information about the justice system process, the status of the investigation or court proceedings, and community resources. They also provide assistance in completing Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victim Assistance Program applications; court orientation and facilitation of court accompaniment for victimized individuals who are required to testify in court; and referrals to other agencies and counsellors.

Provides confidential, multilingual telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence. Call toll free 1-800-563-0808.

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SEXUAL ABUSE INTERVENTION Provides counselling for children and youth (ages 4 – 18 years), and support for their families, who have reported sexual abuse. Call 250-364-2326 ext. 231.

CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Provides assistance with medical expenses, counselling services, protective measures, income support and other benefits to assist eligible victims of crime and their immediate family members to recover from the impacts of crime. Application forms are available from either Victim Services noted above. Call toll free 1-866-660-3888.

VICTIM SAFETY UNIT The Victim Safety Unit provides notification services to registered victims of crime regarding the custody status of an accused or offender, including releases from custody and information about conditions that must be followed when in the community. Call toll free 1-877- 315-8822.

YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE LINE Youth wanting to talk confidentially and one-on-one about their safety or the safety of others can call or email a Youth Against Violence support worker 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call toll free 1-800-680-4264 or email info@youthagainstviolenceline.com

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RELIGION

TRAIL & DISTRICT CHURCHES

No Apologies Necessary You may have heard one of our provincial cabinet ministers commenting on the relatively large income gap in BC. A bit miffed that our province was drawing ďŹ re, he remarked that no apologies were necessary, that folk who had a problem with high earning families should head off to Cuba, where everyone is equal in their poverty. According to the Globe and Mail, some 411,000 BC families earned more than $100,000.00 in 2009, while some 520,000 earned less than $30,000.00. Higher income earners are paying less of their income in taxes, as governments, according to the cabinet ministers comments, seek to leave more of our money in our pockets. And that’s the rub. Not unlike a similar scenario faced by two biblical characters named Ananias and Sapphira: Having become part of an early Christian community wherein all vowed to give all they had to one another and to God, they lied about giving their community all proceeds realized from the sale of some land. They did not long outlive their lie. Ananias and Sapphira were not able to let go of their personal security blanket, they could not fully trust in community or Creator. Called into a new and different reality by a prophetic leader whose life, death and refusal to stay dead inspired them to give all they had, they pulled back at the last moment, turned away from call and community and stepped into the chasm. According to the Globe and Mail some 411,000 BC families followed the prophetic voice of their leader into a land of milk, honey and lots of tax free income. Some 520,000 have yet to realize the dream. I know

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people on both ends of the spectrum and lots between. As human beings go, there’s not much to tell us apart. Hopes, dreams, fears, prayers, loves, likes and dislikes are universal qualities shared by all who dwell on earth. All too, are reliant upon the rest for some measure of survival. Some are just more obviously dependent upon community resources than are others. They have no other choice, no other way. Theirs is the route of prayer and hope and praising God for the small things in life. Others beneďŹ t from the good will of our community in less obvious ways. They are beneďŹ ciaries, we are told, of government policies that aim to ensure that some command a great deal of income and are empowered to decide what to do with it. There is, says our cabinet minister, no need for anyone to apologize for that. I agree. The Cree people who were among my teachers at school for ministry told us that their language holds no word for sorry. Who would be sorry for the way things are? “There is only what you do,â€? they said, “Only what you do.â€? Our leaders do not apologize for choosing who has wealth and the power to use it. Someday, perhaps, we will be asked what was done with it. There will likely be no time, nor room for apologies, then either. Keith Simmonds diaconal minister Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge

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he recently released movie, “The Hunger Games� based on Suzanne Collins’s book of the same name, continues to attract moviegoers. While I personally did not enjoy the movie, I left the theater wondering if the movie intended to draw a parallel with voter apathy, pop culture’s focus on the self, and the moral relativism prevalent in western society. The “Hunger Games� is set in post-apocalyptic North America, in a territory called Panem. A totalitarian government, operating out of a LOUISE luxurious, decadent Capitol, controls the 12 districts that comprise the Everyday Theology nation. Every year, as punishment for a rebellious uprising, each district sends twotributes, a male and female between the ages of 12 -18, to compete in the Hunger Games. The games are in their 74th year, and something is about to change. In a survival of the fittest contest, the tributes compete over a two-week period until only one remains alive. The games are played out in a fenced off wilderness area, equipped with cameras that broadcast the event live throughout Panem. The contestants are ranked, and citizens bet on the tributes. The state manipulates the games with technology, making them more exciting for fans, and more profitable for sponsors and government. The philosophy of the games is aptly summed up in the Latin phrase “panem e circenses,� meaning “bread and circuses.� The Roman poet Juvenal coined the phrase to describe the political strategy of providing free grain and lavish gladiatorial games to control the people, and distract them from any meaningful participation in civic life. The phrase also denotes people who are focused on pleasure. The Hunger Games are reminiscent of the gladiatorial contests that symbolized the moral decay of Rome. The movie satirizes the reality TV genre, its popularity and its fans. The games are an extreme version of “Survivor.� The citizens are fans with no moral compass. They happily gobble up the questionable values on display, which are attractively packaged and excitingly presented. “The Hunger Games� visually portrays criticism of the gap between the rich and poor. In the Capitol, there is an abundance of food and people are extravagantly attired; in District 12, people are starving, and simply dressed. The powerful ignore the plight of the poor, and the wealthy are oblivious to it. The Capitol is a spiritually bankrupt place populated with pitiful people who feverishly seek fulfillment in empty and cruel pleasures. The collective moral compass is broken, and the average citizen has no moral touchstone. Relativism flourishes in this spiritual vacuum, and insidiously creeps throughout the entire country. The spin-doctors have lulled the population into accepting the unthinkable, teens killing teens for the amusement and profit of others. The people are complicit in endorsing an evil. While I thought the movie was highly overrated, unnecessarily violent in places, and occasionally boring, the movie raises questions about modern day politics, culture, morality, and spirituality. If it does not, our society is as shallow as the government and citizens of the Capitol. Trail resident Louise McEwan is a religion columnist and catechist. She has degrees in English and Theology, and is a former teacher. She blogs at www.faithcolouredglasses.blogspot.com. Reach her at mcewan.lou@gmail.com

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St. Denis helps Vees gain ground at Doyle Cup BY EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Penticton Western News

Mario Lucia scored twice for the BCHL’s Penticton Vees as they pounded the Brooks Bandits 6-1 to take a 3-1 stranglehold in the Doyle Cup. Trail native and former Smoke Eater Travis St. Denis, who finished with three assists

on the night, setup Lucia for his first goal, which proved to be the winner as it gave the Vees a 2-0 lead in the second period. The Vees outshot the Bandits 11-3 in the first period, but Bandits goalie Jan Obernesser turned aside each one. In the third period, Mark Reners one-timed a shot past

Vees goalie Michael Garteig, who was beat on his blocker side. The shot came from Garteig’s left side and bulged the twine just inside the post. Lucia’s second goal came 1:30 later to give the Vees a 3-1 lead. The Vees added three more goals by Ryan Reilly, Mike Reilly and Logan Johnston.

Jones brothers named Quinnipiac MVPs TIMES STAFF Former Montrose minor hockey products Connor and Kellen Jones were named as Quinnipiac men’s hockey’s most valuable players at the annual awards banquet on April 21.

The Jones’ put together a brilliant year together that ultimately resulted in the duo being named assistant captains for the 201213 season. Connor led the team with 41 points, on the strength of 13 goals and 28 assists,

while Kellen finished with 14 goals and 22 assists for 36 points. The two were the only players in the Quinnipiac line-up to reach double figures in points and assists for the year. Connor was chosen as just the fourth

player in Quinnipiac’s ECAC hockey history to earn all-league honours. Connor also became the first player to reach the 40-point plateau since Bryan Leitch in 2009 and also carried a team-best 12 multiple-point games

WASHINGTON - Only in America, some might say, could a thrilling Stanley Cup playoffs game become immersed in the percolating racial tensions that often erupt into full boil in a country with a painful past of slavery and segregation. Toronto-born Joel Ward was a hero in the U.S. capital on Thursday - and not just because he scored the winning Game 7 goal in overtime to eliminate the Stanley Cup-defending Boston Bruins by a score of 2-1. Ward is black - his parents were born in Barbados - and he slipped the puck past a man who was Public Enemy No. 1 among D.C. hockey fans: Tim Thomas, who garnered headlines earlier this year for refusing to join his team at the White House to be congratulated by U.S. President Barack Obama. Thomas has since insisted that his decision had nothing to do with Obama’s race, but was instead motivated by a dislike of big government. To many, however, that didn’t seem to matter. In the exhilarating aftermath of Ward’s series-ending goal, thousands of hockey fans in D.C. and beyond took to social media platforms to revel in the fact that a black man ended Thomas’s Stanley Cup dreams following his snubbing of America’s first black president. “Great win by the Caps, and is it crazy that Joel Ward scored on Tim

Thomas? Special delivery from the president,” Brian Mitchell, a former NFL player and now a sportscaster, tweeted. “Poetic justice,” tweeted another African-American hockey fan. “Joel Ward for president! Let’s REALLY make Tim Thomas angry,” wrote Cary O’Reilly, a legal reporter for Bloomberg in the U.S. capital. Others directed vile racial slurs Ward’s way, prompting condemnation from the NHL. “The people responsible for these comments have no place associating themselves with our game,” the league said in a statement. Others have pointed out that the tweets in question, many of them from apparent Bruins fans, were ironic considering the team was the first to break the NHL’s colour barrier when it drafted Willie O’Ree in 1958. The Bruins issued a statement expressing disappointment in the insults, saying, “these classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization.” Ward, for his part, said Thursday that while the messages were “shocking to see, it didn’t ruin my day.” “It doesn’t faze me at all,” Ward told USA Today. “We won, and we are moving on .... People are going to say what they want to say.” He added he’s never had any issues with racism while playing in the NHL, still largely populated by Canadian players.

Norris finalists named THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators are the finalists for the Norris Trophy for the NHL’s best defenceman. The winner will be announced June 20 at the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Chara, who won the Norris in 2009, had a career-high 52 points (12 goals, 40 assists)

Erik Karlsson for Boston. Karlsson led all defencemen in scoring with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists). He finished with 25 points more than any other defenceman - the widest winning margin

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Parity party: New teams vie for Cup after powerhouses make early exits “It’s great for the game and great for different markets,” Predators coach Barry Trotz said. “From my standpoint, every year with the salary cap the way it is, it’s going to be like this going forward that once you get in, it’s going to be anyone’s sort of ballgame.” It’s already been that way this year, particularly in the wild Western Conference. The Los Angeles Kings squeaked into the playoffs then squished the Canucks, beating the West’s top seed and last year’s Stanley Cup runner-up in a surprisingly easy five games.

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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) congratulates Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday. BY JOHN MARSHALL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GLENDALE, Ariz. The Phoenix Coyotes roused a dormant fan base with an energetic season-ending burst that carried into the playoffs. Lunch-pail likable and brilliantly resilient, they have made hockey cool in the desert again and given the NHL playoffs a distinctive new vibe by reaching the second round for the first time in a quarter century. And they’re not alone. After years of the same handful of teams competing for the Cup, Lord Stanley’s sterling mug has some new pursuers. Red Wings, Canucks, Blackhawks, Bruins - they’re all gone. In their place, still in the chase, are Coyotes, Predators, Kings and Blues. Parity has taken over in the NHL playoffs, raising the possibility that the Stanley Cup could end up in a place like Nashville or Glendale, Ariz.

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“You look at who’s out: Detroit, San Jose and on and on,” Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. “And look at Chicago. That’s a team that could easily be playing in the finals. That’s how tight things are.” Prior to the 2004-05 lockout, the NHL had what felt like an inevitable march toward the end. From the ‘90s forward, teams like Pittsburgh, Detroit, New Jersey and Colorado took turns trading the Cup, combining for nine titles in a 13-year span. Before that was the Great One’s reign in Edmonton, the New York Islanders’ dominance and the Montreal monster that seemed to exist since the creation of the NHL.

Tampa Bay broke up the monopoly in 2004, the year before the lockout, and the change continued after the players returned and the salary cap was put in place, levelling the rink so small-market teams had a chance. Since the lockout, there have been six different champions, though there still were plenty of intriguing matchups: a pair of Detroit-Pittsburgh finals, Chicago’s drought-ending victory over the long-suffering Flyers and last year’s don’t-change-the-channel matchup between Boston and Vancouver. This year’s Stanley Cup finals could be Florida against Nashville. That’s not a bad thing, just different.

Nashville pulled off a similar did-that-justhappen job on Detroit, bogging down the speedy Red Wings to win in five games. The Predators will face the Coyotes, who pulled off what many considered an upset despite being the higher-seeded team against Chicago in the first round. Division champions for the first time in the NHL, the Coyotes got in the flying Blackhawks’ way and pulled out a tense and tight series in six games for their first trip into the second round since 1987, back when the team was still

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Bike Safety Clinic rides into city, morning power hour lights up the weekend Mom’s Time Out is a program for parents with children ages 1 to 5. Register your child in the program, and you get to use the fitness and aquatic centre while your child is being supervised and keeping busy with fun activities. Here’s your chance to fit in that workout, swim some laps, or just take time for yourself in the leisure pool. The fee includes entry for one parent, as well as your child’s activities. The next session starts May 2 to June 1, Monday’s and Friday’s from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Fee for both days is $58. We also have evening sessions starting May 8 to 29, Tuesday’s from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. for $29. Don’t miss out on this great program. The Saturday Morning Playgroup is for ages 1 to 4 and runs May 5 to June 30, Saturday’s from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Trail

Memorial Centre. Bring your toddler out for some fun interaction with other children, as well as games and crafts, and free play with the supplied toys such as parachutes, scooters, balls, balance structures, and more. The parent/guardian must stay in the building during the program. You can either participate with your child, or fit in some fitness by either walking the arena concourse, or attending the Saturday Morning Fitness class which is scheduled at the same time. Saturday Morning Power Hour fitness class is a fantastic way to start your weekend. Join instructor Stephanie Mervyn every Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre from May 5 to June 30. You will tone your body, gain muscular strength and endurance, TRAIL TIMES FILE PHOTO

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instructor Michele Roy. Fitness Friday’s is a new program that will focus on a different type of class each week. You will get to try classes for core strengthening, exercises with bands, stability ball exercises, cardio training (HIIT), and free weights. Kick start your training routine using muscle confusion – a very effective way of gaining results fast. Classes start May 5 to June 29, Friday’s from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. For more information call Trail Parks and Recreation at 368-6484, or the Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.

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City aims for slice of feds’ pie

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BY CASSANDRA CHIN Grand Forks Gazette

The federal government has recently allocated $150 million towards infrastructure for cities around Canada, which will benefit the City of Grand Forks as it is moving

that with the passing of the bylaws and the budget, city council will go ahead with the west-end water project, which was budgeted around $1.3 million. “Some new information is coming in and we may be

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LOCAL

CARRIER OF THE MONTH WINNER ETHAN THA AN SZA ZABO ZAB ABO BO

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Student recognized for Remembrance Day poem Sophie Derosa’s poem reaches national level BY ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News

Presenting Ethan with his prize is circulation manager Michelle Bedford. Carrier of the month winner is Ethan Szabo who delivers in Rivervale. His clients rave about him: “Polite, friendly, punctual and responsible”. Honorable mention to Ethan’s grandfather, Joe, who fills in when Ethan is busy. Thanks to both of you for doing an outstanding job!

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A Grade 6 student at Rossland Secondary was recognized at the highest level in a nationwide Remembrance Day contest hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Sophie Derosa’s poem “A Day to Remember Our Soldiers,” placed first in Rossland’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 contest. It went on to place first in the West

Kootenay zone competition and take first overall among poems in the B.C./Yukon Command. Her poem advanced to the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Literary contest in Ottawa, where she received an honourable mention among poems submitted from across the country. In early April Legion Branch president Doug Halladay and Poppy Campaign chairperson Bobbi LaFond presented Derosa with a first prize cheque for $125 on behalf of the B.C./ Yukon Command. Sophie’s mother

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Sophie Derosa along with Bill McGuire, Royal Canadian Legion West Kootenay commander, Doug Halladay, Legion Branch 14 president, and Bobbi LaFond, Poppy Campaign chairperson. and RSS teacher Christine Derosa said that her daughter was influenced by her great-grandfather’s own experiences in the war as Sophie’s grandmother often recalls to her when they visit. All the grade 6/7s entered the contest at RSS as part of their curriculum. Derosa said they value Remembrance Day and feel that it can be lost on the kids. She’s been helping her students to do the contest for the past 15 years. “The Legion is very supportive,” she said. “They buy us resource material if we like and the prizes are cash prizes, which are another motiv-

ator for kids to learn. We try to get them to research family mem-

bers or any connection to Remembrance Day or to the wars.”

A Day To Remember Our Soldiers The soldiers gave their lives to defend They say a prayer for war to end Whether fighting in desert sand, rain or mud Landscapes soaking up their blood Another war, lives turned to dust The only thing they had was trust They lay in graves so far from home Their families shattered, now all alone All those courageous young men who took part And bravely defended us with all their heart Remember those who fought before Remember those still at war On November 11 and every day Be thinking of the soldiers in every way As our anthem plays, sing clear and loud And on Remembrance Day, wear poppies proud We thank all Veterans for their choice And perhaps one day we will all rejoice. Sophie Derosa

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LEISURE

Nosy neighbour has too much time on his hands Dear Annie: My husband, “Ken,” has been self-employed for 25 years. He owns two large trailers and has always parked them in our driveway. However, in the past two months, we’ve had visits from the police department nearly every night. A neighbor we have never met keeps reporting us. He complains that when my husband gets home from work, he sometimes parks his truck with one tire resting in the dirt. A city ordinance requires us to have the section where we park either rocked or paved. We can’t afford it right now. Times have been really tough. Ken tries very hard to park our trailers and truck in our driveway without touching any grass, but it’s difficult to do. The police have been sympathetic, saying the neighbor is targeting us. They know him as the local troublemaker. He has a view of our driveway from his back-

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yard and watches it all the time. We are honest, hardworking people and wouldn’t harm a soul, but this situation has become personal. Yesterday, we asked the police officer to file a neighbor nuisance report. We don’t know what else to do. I can’t sleep, and I’m scared for my family. I have no idea what else this man is capable of. I’m ready to have a restraining order placed against him, but as far as I know, he doesn’t approach our house. He only watches it, which creeps me out even more. Can we do anything? -- Illinois Neighbor Dear Illinois: Your

unkind, nosy neighbor has way too much time on his hands. He can watch your house from a distance all day long if he wishes, and as long as you keep violating a city ordinance, he will keep reporting you. First, see whether there is a neighborhood association that could help the two of you resolve this. Sometimes, such neighbors simply crave attention and need to feel important. Then start saving your pennies to enlarge the driveway area. Dear Annie: My friend “Lonnie” smokes both tobacco and marijuana in the presence of her young child. Anytime I mention the subject and tell her I don’t support her smoking, she completely ignores me. I feel terrible being associated with a person who can’t see the effect tobacco and drug use will have on her child. I often wonder what will happen when her daughter realizes that

her entire schedule is based around Mommy’s smoke break. I am ready to move on from this tainted friendship, but hate the thought of never spending quality time with Lonnie’s little girl. She is always put on the back “burner.” Any suggestions? -- Burned-Out Friend Dear Friend: Lonnie is addicted. Quitting is too difficult for her, and she doesn’t want to be lectured about it. She is unlikely to admit that she values her smoking above her child’s health. Is there a father in the picture? Would he do anything about this? Would you be willing to report Lonnie for possession? Regardless, please stick around in order to keep an eye on the child. Offer to babysit. Take her to your home or to the park as often as you can. We hope Lonnie will soon realize the damage she is doing and shape up. Dear Annie: “Saskatoon” asked

whether it was rude for someone to leave the TV on while others were visiting. There could be another reason besides rudeness. I am the caregiver for someone who keeps the TV on all day. Unfortunately, people

don’t realize she has dementia and is mostly deaf. Since she cannot understand conversations going on around her and becomes more confused if asked to participate in them, the TV provides a safe and comfortable haven.

Please help your readers understand that there may be other reasons why someone keeps the TV on, and the caregivers are the ones who would appreciate a visit with conversation. -- New Hampshire

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LEISURE

YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, April 28, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today the Moon is in your fellow fire sign, Leo, so the day just gets better as it wears on. This is a great day for sports, playful activities with children, the arts, the entertainment world and, of course, love and romance! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You feel a bit down home today, which is why you’ll enjoy relaxing at home or spending time with family members. Memories of your youth could be part of the picture. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A busy day full of short trips, errands, reading and writing. You’ll enjoy time chatting with siblings and neighbors. Yada yada yada. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Today your focus goes to your cash flow, earnings and your sense of self-worth. You

might be busy maintaining or cleaning something you own. You want to get a better handle on your stuff. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Moon is in your sign today, which means you’re a bit luckier than all the other signs. However, you also might be a bit more emotional. (No worries.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You’ll be happy working behind the scenes or working alone today, because you feel the need for privacy and peace and quiet. Any kind of study will appeal to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A confidential discussion with a friend or perhaps a member of a group could be meaningful to you today. Or vice versa; possibly, someone else needs to confide in you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You will be noticed briefly by parents, bosses, VIPs

and perhaps even the police today. Be aware of this. Be on your best behavior. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Shake it up a little today. Do something different. Go someplace you’ve never been before to give yourself the thrill of adventure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Focus on bills, shared property, inheritances and redtape details with insurance

matters. Spend at least 30 minutes trying to sort some of this out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Today, the only Moon directly opposite your sign all month is taking place. That’s why you’ll be focused on partnerships and friendships more than usual. Be prepared to go more than halfway.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You have a strong desire to get better organized today. Therefore, act on this urge! Make a to-do list. YOU BORN TODAY You are steadfast, courageous and loyal. You don’t give up in difficult situations. You also fight for what is right. You’re verbally adroit and an excellent negotiator. You take pride in your appearance and always look good.

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The City of Trail is seeking moƟvated individuals to Įll four summer student placements. ApplicaƟon forms, including a detailed job descripƟon and details on how to apply can be obtained at the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, 123 – 1290 Esplanade, Trail, BC, or on their electronic job board: www.communityskillscentre.com. ApplicaƟons will be received unƟl Friday, May 4, 2012. The City of Trail thanks all applicants for their interest and will only reply to those selected for an interview. ! !





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A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

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GLENMERRY, 1580 Lily Street. Sat. Apr 28 9am-5pm 20% proceeds to Greater Trail Hospice Society GLENMERRY, 3340 Lilac Cres., Sat. Apr28, 8am-noon. Kids stuff, household items SHAVERS BENCH, 2185 6th Avenue. Moving Sale. Saturday, Apr.28th, 9am-3pm.

Antiques / Vintage

Free Items

SUNNINGDALE, 1003 Regan Cres. Sat. Apr.28, 9am-1pm. Relay For Life, Multi-Family.

Try our Bargain chicken paks! 24/7 ordering, Free Delivery! BP Hot Foods Deli 250.512.9449

Antiques:over 300 pieces currently in stock. View inventory info online at vintagevendor.ca

STOVE, white, clean, 7 yrs. old. Good condition, good working order. Free, You pick up. 250-362-5149

SUNNINGDALE, 929 Celia Cres. Sat.& Sun. Apr.28& 29. Huge. Quad. Everything must go.

Trades, Technical

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WANTED: TICKETED ELECTRICIANS, MILLWRIGHTS AND A MOBILE MECHANIC

Drywall

Restricted Firearms: Apr 28

Call FREE 1-877-220-3328

PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, Camera inspection 24hr Emergency Service. 250231-8529

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

Pest & Disease Control Naturally: Apr 28

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Financial Services

MOVING / Junk 250-231-8529

International Forest Products Ltd. is looking for ticketed electricians, millwrights and a mobile mechanic to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own, and in a team environment. Preference will be given to those Journeyman with Level 3 First Aid ticket. Applicants must be exible with shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers a competitive wage and beneďŹ ts package as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by April 26, 2012 to Interfor’s front ofďŹ ce in Castlegar. Candidates can also submit their resume by mail, fax, or email to : PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N 3W4 Fax #: 1-604-422-3252 Email: taumi.mccreight@interfor.com We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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1st Trail Real Estate

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Saturday, April 28 2 - 4pm 2510 Cooke Ave Rossland $359,900

Sat, April 28 12:30 - 2:30pm 1646 9 Mile Rd Fruitvale $274,500

Sat, April 28 10am - 12pm 1771 First St Fruitvale $274,900

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Trail $485,900

Fruitvale $349,900

Fruitvale $335,000

Trail $275,000

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Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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$259,900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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Trail $249,900

Trail $229,900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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Beaver Valley $229,900

Trail $214,000

Trail $199,990

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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Trail

$89,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# K206771

Trail $65,000 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


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Rentals

Heavy Duty Machinery

Duplex / 4 Plex

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Misc. for Sale 1991 Knight Car Dolly $1,000 OBO. Perfect for towing mid to small vehicles. Recently rewired, repacked bearings, 2 sets of straps, 13” & 15”. It’s ugly but works great & tows wonderfully. Located in Nelson. Call 250-354-7471. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? LAWNMOWER BLADES, West Coast seeds, Peat pots, Potting soil. Gadgets & More, Downtown Trail.250-364-0404

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TRAIL, 2-3bdrm. 1bth. N/S, N/P. W/D. $800./mo. +util. References. 250-231-0920

Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, 4bdrm., garage, fireplace, 5-appls. $900./mo. 250368-1610

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FRANCESCO ESTATES & ERMALINDA APARTMENTS

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

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Annable Beautifully renovated & decorated 3+ bedroom home, Creekside in Annable. 2 new baths, A/C, large shed w/ power, , completely done & ready to move in.

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NEWLY built, River View Condo’s Downtown Trail, available when? Let our City Councillor’s know it’s time! Build it and they will come.

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$319,000

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

2008 3bdrm. Moduline @ Beaver Falls Mobile Park. $79,900 OBO F/S D/W 250-367-6054 SUNNINGDALE 1800sq.ft 4bd, 5th unfinished, 2bath, lg rec room, lg kitchen & dining, new roof, furnace, hot water heater, updated electrical, beautiful wood floors, lg garden, storage shelter, lg fenced lot. $249,000 250.364.2155

2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7 Hemi V8 - 4x4 (TC), SUV s/n 1A8HW58248F143913 84316 kms - Black full load - 5 spd auto,TV, DVD, GPS leather interior. As is - where is. Viewing by Appt. Offers subject to approval Call Bob 250-365-6516

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313 Sylvia Cres Sunningdale

$239,000

Trail

Fruitvale

A solid 5 bedroom house for under $100,000! Your mortgage could be less than $500/month.

This home is bigger than it looks! Over 2,600 s.ft., 4+ bdrms, 3 baths & a great location.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE; Estate of JEANNETTE MADELINE PALM, Deceased, formerly of Beaver Valley Manor, Suite 111, 24 Laurier Ave., Fruitvale, BC (the Estate) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, ARLENE ASHTON, P.O. Box 499, Greenwood BC V0H 1J0 on or before May 31, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Beautifully reno’d & decorated home. 3 bdrms, new electrical, plumbing, windows, doors, back yard & so much more. A must to see.

$169,000

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Columbia Heights

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2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, four door, heated seats, fog lights, CD player, AC, 231,000 km winter/summer tires included. Asking $5000. 250-362-5439, 250-231-2728

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Beautiful, Clean and Well Maintained Well maintained 2 & 3 bedrooms townhouse 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments for for rent or purchase Rent Located by the Columbia located in 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

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1996 29’ Class C Motorhome. Excellent condition. 67,000km. Queen Bed, shower, awning, sleeps 6, hydraulic jacks. $15,500. 250-368-3599

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2007 Crossroads Cruiser RF25RL Hardwall 5th Wheel 1/2 ton towable. 7’ Slide. One owner. All the amenities. Sleeps 5-6. Great layout. Immaculate, a must see! $18,799. Phone (250) 4893556 or email davefaye.neilson@shaw.ca.

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$273,900

530 Portia Cres. Sunningdale

$239,000

Glenmerry

$279,000

Great 4 bedroom Glenmerry home, situated on a nicely landscaped corner lot, only steps to school.

Miral Heights

$469,000

‘Better than new’ describes this 4 bedroom quality home on an unbelievable lot in Miral Heights. Beautiful Ànishing inside & out.

WarÀeld

Sunningdale $235,000

You will be impressed! A must see!

$239,900

You will be impressed! A must see!

Trail

East Trail WarÀeld $259,000

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$139,900

Very affordable Glenmerry townhouse. Make your offer today!

Fruitvale

Salmo

1 1/2 storey 3 bdrm, 2 bath home located on a large lot. Beautiful HW Áoors, Àreplace, french doors & fenced yard. Quick possession available.

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular home with newer Áooring and freshly painted. Updated furnace & roof. Located on a large lot on a quiet street.

$224,900

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$239,900

Glenmerry

4 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath. 4 Split level family home, close to school. Open beam vaulted ceilings, oak cabinets, covered patio area, updated furnace, hot water tank & electrical

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

3 bedroom character home with large fenced yard.

Completely done, including furnace, A/C, UG sprinklers, fencing... and so much more!

Glenmerry

Rentals

SUNNINGDALE, 3bdrm. . incl. heat & cable. No smoking, No pets. $850./mo.250-362-9679 SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. 1bth. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. Jun.1st. 250-368-3055 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, 3bd $760 NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-368-8423

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Townhouses

Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-499-0251 PAYING CASH for old furniture, antiques, collectables and articles of value. Please phone Pat Hogan 250-3689190, 250-352-6822

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New, Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC 250-462-7055. www.copperridge.ca

GUARANTEED

ROSSLAND, Beautiful 3-Bdrm Pinewood home. $1200/mo. 250-368-1610

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$229,000

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

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Glenmerry A good, solid family one on one of Trail’s Ànest locations. Full basement features rec. room, 3rd bdrm and 2nd bath. Great carport, sun deck & separate workshop.

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

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Fruitvale

$139,900

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.

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$129,000

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$209,000

Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

East Trail

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Super home in a super location. Walk to everything! Newer siding, roof, Áooring, furnace and A/C. Call today.

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$159,000

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Sunningdale

$429,900

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

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Friday, April 27, 2012 Trail Daily Times

CLASSIFIEDS

SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake

leader. Others respect you for being dependable. You have excellent social skills and exude an aura of confidence. Your year ahead will focus on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Jerry Seinfeld, comedian/actor; William Randolph Hearst, publisher, newspaper magnate; Michelle Pfeiffer, actress.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) In some way, you have a chance to tweak or change your public reputation. You might say or do something that causes others to see you in a new and better light. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A discussion with someone could change your life-belief system or introduce you to a new faith or a new way of thinking. This can be an unusually powerful day for you! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Stay in touch with your bank account. Be aware of how you can use the resources of others to your advantage. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Look for ways to improve your closest partnerships and friendships, because this is entirely possible today. Be careful to listen to what others want. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) There’s a good chance you will see ways to improve your

For Monday, April 30, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good day to socialize, enjoy the company of children, watch or participate in sports and be active in arts and crafts. However, it’s not a good day for important financial decisions. Keep things light. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Relax at home today if you can. Don’t try to do too much, because there is a scattered element in the air today. Enjoy time alone or time spent with family. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you’ll like chatting with others today, don’t sign important documents or make important purchases. It’s easy to fall into fuzzy thinking today. (Yes, you.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although you might be focused on financial matters, be careful. This is a poor day to make important financial

For Sunday, April 29, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might see new sources of income today, ways to make money on the side or possibly, find a new job that you prefer. You’re financially resourceful today! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Take a realistic look in the mirror to see how you can improve your appearance. (After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Any kind of research will go well today. You have a determined frame of mind that will penetrate any obstacles in your way. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Very likely, you will meet someone who is powerful today. This person could influence your goals for the future. Alternatively, you might be the powerful person who influences someone else!

health today. Similarly, some of you will introduce reforms where you work. You want to build a better mouse trap! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a creative day for artists, performers, sports participants and people who work with children (including parents). You’re on the lookout to discover ways to improve what you do. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Tackle repairs to bathrooms, plumbing areas and anything having to do with garbage and recycling. You can see better ways to make all this work at home. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a strong day for those of you who sell, market, teach, write or act. People will listen to you today! YOU BORN TODAY You value your good reputation and are always aware of the impression that you create on others. (This is one of the reasons you have an interest in clothes and your personal appearance.) You’re a natural

decisions -- likewise for major purchases. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a lovely day to schmooze with others. Don’t sign important papers; however, do enjoy spontaneous happenings and get-togethers. It’s just a goofy day. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will please you today. It’s easy to slip into a fantasy world or become involved in behind-the-scenes work. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A female acquaintance or friend might confide in you today, or vice versa. Postpone important decisions, even though this is a good day to look at things from all angles. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) People in positions of authority will briefly notice you today. Be mindful of this. Don’t do anything you might later regret. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re very impressionable today. You might be moved by stories about people in other countries or by the teachings of some other philosophical or religious discipline. (You’re receptive to new ideas.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Although you might be focused on issues regarding inheritances, shared proper-

SATURDAY’S CROSSWORD

ty, taxes, debt and insurance matters, don’t make important decisions about these matters today. Just get your facts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You will have to go more than halfway when dealing with others today, because the Moon is opposite your sign. (You’ll have no trouble doing this.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Even though you want to get better organized today, don’t be hard on yourself. Just take baby steps, one at a time. Do whatever you can, and be realistic. YOU BORN TODAY You have a strong personality both professionally and in your private life. You have a sense of authority about you. You have a strong need to enjoy warm relationships with friends and family. You set high standards for yourself and others, but you’re always very caring. An important decision will arise in the coming year; choose wisely. Birthdate of: Willie Nelson, musician; Kirsten Dunst, actress; Cloris Leachman, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc. What’s on tonight? Check out TV listings for cable or satellite at www.trailtimes.ca


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Friday, April 27, 2012 Trail Daily Times

REGIONAL KIMBERLEY

WHAT YOU SEE ...

Flood fears ease but evacuation alert remains BY CAROLYN GRANT Kimberley Bulletin

GERI COE PHOTO

A white-crowned Sparrow made a stop in Geri Coe’s Warfield yard on the weekend signalling a sure sign that spring is in the air. If you have a photo you would like to share with our readers email it to editor@trailtimes.ca.

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Flood waters receded a bit Wednesday night and water is now being pumped to storm sewers instead of running down upper Wallinger Aveneu in Kimberley. That’s the good news. However, a stressed group of Morrison Subdivision and Warren Avenue residents were told Thursday morning at a meeting with emergency officials, the evacuation alert remains in effect and the forecast for more rain is not encouraging. Subdivision residents are requesting that those entering the subdivision just to have a look please stay away. Vehicle traffic causes waves,

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A hidden secret. This cute and immaculate 2 bdrm home is tucked away on a private hillside. Wiring and plumbing have been upgraded. Call your REALTOR(R) for an appointment, you will not want to miss this opportunity.

This 2 bdrm home is well updated and ready to move in. Open and modern floor plan with large living room, dining room and open kitchen. Great deck with river and city views. Full basement with room for further development.

Beautifully maintained home with 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a nice open living area, air conditioning, great access and parking. The basement could easily be converted back to a suite & features another living room, a kitchen area, 1 bedroom and a 3 piece bath.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

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Immaculate modular home with newer roof, some newer flooring, a/c, large modern kitchen, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, huge covered deck and low pad rental of $195.00. Call now before it’s gone!

956 Black Bear Drive, Rossland

$369,900

4 bdrm home on 1.6 acres. Landscaped yard, large workshop/garage. Bright sun room with a gas fireplace and a large deck, second kitchen, rec room and wood stove in the basement, double carport and plenty of parking for all your toys! Call Christine (250) 512-7653

$117,900

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!

1490 – 4th Avenue, Trail

$189,900

2+ bdrm home on a corner lot has good size rooms, updated kitchen, office and workshop. A/C, u/g sprinklers, garage and carport on flat, fenced lot! Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

$339,000

The right price. The right location. 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Pinewood. Come and see for yourself. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! Deanne Lockhart ext 41

441 Whitman Way, Warfield

$585,000

This Emerald Ridge home is beautifully planned and finished. The home offers a great floor plan, deluxe kitchen and fabulous hobby room. There is lots of custom woodwork and you will surely appreciate the high quality finishings. You must see this home to appreciate all it has to offer! Call now. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

For additional information and photos on all of our listings, please visit

www.kootenayhomes.com

1250 McLeod Road, Fruitvale

$545,000

Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

ext 42

c21art@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Darlene Abenante ext 23

Mary Amantea

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

mamantea@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250.231.0527

$349,000

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665 tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

1280 Columbia Gardens Rd Fruitvale

Custom build home on 9.93 acres. Gourmet 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom on 5 acres. Creek kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. with water rights, easy access, hay fields. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

ext 30

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Saturday April 28th between noon and 2pm

Cell: 250-231-0153

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

$284,000

Nicely maintained family home on 0.58 acres. Home features 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, newer gas furnace and new flooring and paint on the main floor. The yard is treed and private, and there is plenty of room for parking. Great move in ready home in a great location.

Here are two great acreages to view

2740 Tamarack Avenue, Rossland

$299,900

3+ bdrm 3 bath, South Castlegar home is on a peaceful no-thru street. Upgrades include new roof, high efficiency furnace, hot water tank, laminate flooring, stylish kitchen with stainless steel appliances, trendy bathrooms, A/C, security system. Call for your private viewing today!

204 MacLure Avenue, Salmo

OPEN HOUSES

Saturday Apr 28 9:30-11:30am

2832 Dumont Crescent, Castlegar

STING NEW LI

Spring is here and the ďŹ elds are turning green

STING NEW LI

1773 Noran Street, Trail

which nobody wants in the flooded subdivision. People who have left their homes also worry that their belongings are out in the open. The City has ordered more pumps and will be placing a culvert upright around the sewer lift in an attempt to continue to protect sewer and electrical services to the subdivision. Water is being trenched over to Coronation fields now, and because it is no longer backed up it is moving more swiftly. There have been some problems with blocked culverts on Lois Creek. Residents of Kimberley are being asked to report any change on any creek, no matter how small to the city.

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

terryalton@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com


Trail Daily Times, April 27, 2012