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Trail Hospice Society celebrates silver anniversary Gala event on Saturday honours longtime volunteers BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

An organization that has dedicated itself to supporting those with life-limiting illnesses will be at the centre of a special celebration Saturday.


The Greater Trail Hospice Society is preparing for National Hospice Palliative Care Week (May 6 to 12), and locals can celebrate the week by attending its 25th anniversary gala Saturday night at the

Cominco Gym. The event aims to honour the society’s past, present and future. Awards will be presented to Wilma Buckley, Marg Browne, Irene Page, Dorothy Beestra and Diane Volpatti for their longtime involvement in the society. “I’ve never planned anything like this before,” said organizer Brenda Hooper. “It’s kind of like doing a wedding.” The Golden City Fiddlers are opening the event, Trish Farrell will be performing the Italian rendition of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” before Kootenay Danceworks demonstrates some of its finest moves. Many other performances will include music, poetry and there will be a discussion about advanced care plans. “It’s been fun to visit everybody for this,” said Hooper.

“We’re hoping people will come and see old friends, and talk about old times.” The Trail Hospice Society provides bedside support for those with life-limiting illness, training for volunteers, education for health professionals, grief support groups and a library of resources about death and grief.


The anniversary event will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Trail Memorial Centre gym, but the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The celebration will include live entertainment, a bar and highlights of the Enema Awards.



Taylor’s efforts recognized BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

She might look like an average woman, but there’s nothing average about Margaret Taylor. Her disposition, her dedication and her energy will all be recognized on Tuesday when she is presented with the Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year Award. Getting an award will be somewhat awkward for a person who has spent her life giving rather than receiving. “I feel that if you live in a community,” said Taylor, “you should give back as much as you can.” And she does. The long-time Warfield resident began volunteering with children when her daughters were only eight years old and after that, there was no stopping her. She coached volleyball, basketball and track at Sunningdale School. She has also served on boards of the Down syndrome society, the autistic society, the Silver City Fun Run and Terry Fox Run to name only a handful of her efforts. She has flipped pancakes for charity, taught skiing and served as a snow host at Red Mountain and currently volunteers for the RCMP Victim Services in Trail. However, her passion revolves around children. Before she retired, Taylor worked as a teacher’s assistant for several years and volunteered with special needs students. “Kids are wonderful because they bounce back,” said Taylor. “They don’t go over the hurdles, they just work through them.” Although Taylor might be modest about the number of hours she spends as a volunteer, it wasn’t lost on her fellow citizens. In fact, the Village of Warfield’s mayor and council nominated her for the award. “She’s very deserving,” said Warfield Mayor

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Bert Crockett. “She’s gets right into everything she does and loves it. And we always have lots of laughs, that’s important too.” Crockett said he’s amazed at the energy she brings to any task she’s involved in. “I’m always impressed with her get-up-andgo.” The mayors of Trail and Warfield will be on hand Tuesday, along with B.C. Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and Katrine Conroy, MLA for West Kootenay Boundary, when Taylor is presented with the Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s School. The ceremony is open to the public.





Margaret Taylor will officially receive her TrailWarfield Citizen of the Year Award on Tuesday at St. Michael’s School.

A prescription intended to remedy the ailing teacher sick days budget within the school district has drawn an adverse reaction from the local teachers union. Andy Davidoff of the Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union (KCTU)

said the school district’s decision to institute a number of immediate actions to curb sick days from accruing will be challenged. Non-enrolling teachers will no longer be covered for sick days, as well as library assistants, youth and child care workers. The union had con-

sulted a lawyer after district staff — including KCTU and CUPE members — received an April 23 letter from superintendent of schools Greg Luterbach informing them of the new changes, effective immediately. Davidoff said the letter, obtained by the Trail Daily Times, out-



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Director Audrey Bissett warms up the three dozen members of the Harmony Choir Wednesday at the group’s finale rehearsal before their annual spring concert this weekend. The choir performs Saturday at the Charles Bailey Theatre, along the Kootenay Women’s Chorale, the Kate E. Shaw Highland Dancers and several vocal soloists. Curtain time is 7 p.m.

Fire damages one of Trail’s oldest homes BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

One of the oldest homes in the city could be permanently damaged after a structure fire broke out Wednesday night on Oak Street. Although the rental home was vacated when the 9-1-1 call came in

around 11 p.m., a fire in the kitchen and the stairwell of the house at 1955 Oak Street was fully engaged when fire crews arrived six minutes after the call was made. Smoke was billowing out from the eaves of the home, said Terry Martin, Kootenay

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“But the unfortunate thing with any house fire is the associated heat and smoke damage goes throughout the rest of the house,� Martin said. “It is damaged, not by fire, but by heat and smoke.� Nobody was in the residence at the time of the fire, since the tenants who had been renting the home had just recently moved out. There were a few belongings left in the home but they were not burned. The home was one of the original houses on Oak Street in West

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Trail, said Martin, the oldest area of the city. Many of the homes in that area were built in the early 1920s. Martin and several KBRFR members spent Thursday morning surveying the scene to determine the cause of the fire — as well as assessing the extent of damage with an insurance adjuster. In order to not compromise the investigation, Martin could not say how the fire started. “At this point we’re not looking at it being suspicious in nature, but it is still under investigation,� he said. The greatest danger during the incident was the steepness of the stairwell down from Oak Street to where the house was located. Firefighters had to be careful hauling heavy lengths of hose and equipment up and down the stairwell in the dark. “That could get treacherous, but it didn’t,� said Martin.

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Contaminants pose potential risk at old mine BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Another contaminated site in the West Kootenay region has been identified and is being cleaned up. Once a prolific producer of silver and lead in the 1930s, the Howard Mine north of Salmo left behind exposed quantities of mine waste, eroding into the Salmo River and contaminating the groundwater. But according to the Crown Contaminated Sites Program 2012 biennial report, the contamination from the mine seven kilometres north of Salmo has been identified, removed and is now being remediated. Inactive since 1938, the mine was located in a “challenging geographic location,” with an ore-processing mill built at the meeting point of Salmo River and Porcupine Creek. “Key concerns here (were) exposed mine tailings, ongoing erosion of the tailings into the Salmo River and groundwater contamination,” read the provincial report. Site investigations now support the development of a remediation plan to protect human health and the environment. In 2009 a site investigation showed acid generating mine tailings containing high concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, lead and zinc existed at the site. After mining operations ceased almost 74 years ago, most of tailings were removed by the flow of the river. However, it was determined about 8,000 tonnes of tailings remained within the floodplain and posed a risk for further erosion when the investigation was done four years ago. One year later in 2010 another site investigation with a human health risk assessment were completed, finding that tailings in the floodplain and in areas around the mill footings had concentrations of metals that presented a potential risk. “Metals from the tailings (were) also leaching into the groundwater,” the report stated. The area was fenced off until work began in the fall of 2011 to remove the tailings, with additional groundwater work conducted to complete the remedial planning. The physical remediation is expected to begin once the design-build plan is ready, the report predicted. The goal of the Crown Contaminated Sites Program is protecting human health and the environment by returning land to a clean and usable state. A total of 82 sites have been investigated since the program began in 2003, with five new candidate sites investigated in 2011. A scientific risk ranking method is used to help make decisions and is based on the condition of the site. Some sites have been contaminated to the extent that human health and the environment are endangered and these receive priority remediation. Others do not pose a significant risk and therefore do not need immediate attention. In 2011/2012, site investigation and remediation province-wide cost $4 million.


One whole lane has slid away from the highway on a portion near the Bombi Summit. The division manager for Emcon Services for the Kootenay Boundary said the slide was caused by excess water coming down from a logging operation aided by the heavy rain fall. Rebuilding the area under the highway is expected to take a while, particularly with the wet weather hampering crew’s efforts. Flaggers are on the scene 24 hours a day to ensure the safety of travelers.

Public unaware of circumstances FROM PAGE 1 Kootenay Columbia) public board meeting in Blueberry by one parent, insinuating teachers were using more sick time than they should. “The public is not aware of individual teacher circumstances and the seriousness of their medical conditions because we cannot discuss that since it is confidential work information,” he said. “You never know what people are going through. It is very frustrating for me as president of KCTU to hear those insinuations, that somehow teachers are not using their sick time appropriately.” The KCTU has the fifth oldest average teachers’ age in the province out of 57

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districts. But that number does not explain why in the 2011/12 school year over 120 employees — out of 480 staff — have had 10 or more sick days as of the end of April, the letter noted. Those numbers do not include other types of leave, Luterbach said in his letter, meaning the replacement expenditures for sick leave are projected to be $400,000 over budget by the end of the school year. That money comes directly out of the SD20 budget, he explained, and has resulted in the cancellation of the purchase of new computers and vehicles for the district, with learning opportunities and resource purchasing plans being “severely” reduced.

“We do not have any other pool of funds to draw upon unless the absence reaches 120 school days for teachers or 120 calendar days for support staff,” Luterbach said in the letter. As a result, the district has instituted a number of immediate actions intended to curb sick days from accruing. Teachers whose full assignment is non-enrolling (classroom instruction) will not be replaced if they call in sick. As well, teachers with both enrolling and non-enrolling components will only have a replacement provided for the enrolling parts of their day, while child and youth care workers, full-time childcare workers and library assist-

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ants will not be replaced. “It means nobody services those kids,” said Davidoff. Clerical staff in a multiperson team will not be replaced for the first three days of a consecutive absence, and custodians will only be replaced for half of their scheduled time. For the 2011/12 year the district had budgeted around $1.02 million, or $83,000 per month, but is using $110,000 per month. The current budget projected for 2012-13 is $1.22 million for substitute expenditures. Last year the school district budgeted $1.34 million but used $1.36 million, an increase of $477,057 over 2009-10.

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School district pushes deficit budget BY KRISTA SIEFKEN Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Despite a cautionary plea from their superintendent and secretary-treasurer, Cowichan school trustees have approved first and second reading of their deficit budget. The School District 79 board voted 5-4 in favour of the budget that sees expenditures totalling almost

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$3.8-million more than its revenues. A deficit budget is considered to be an illegal move that could eventually see the board fired, and a single trustee appointed by the education ministry in its place. “We really feel that we’re obligated on a moral and an ethical and legal ground to caution the board against passing a deficit budget,” secretary-treasurer Bob Harper said during Wednesday’s budget debate. He noted the board is obligated by the School Act to submit a balanced budget to the Ministry of Education. “We really believe that the board is acting outside of the law if it does submit the deficit budget, and history has shown through the years — and this district is no exception to that history — that the Lt. Gov and council has exercised the power invested in him

or her, and actually has dismissed boards, and then if that happens you end up with an official trustee,” Harper explained. “The official trustee doesn’t answer to the community and may make decisions that are not supported by the community.” Harper offered trustees a prepared, balanced fiscal plan, however, the majority opted for the deficit “restoration” budget. “The school act also says that trustees have a responsibility to ensure the schools provide students with opportunity for a quality education and set education policies that reflect the aspirations of community. I think that’s the path we’re following now,” Chairwoman Eden Haythornthwaite said. “I would prefer to hope that the ministry will see the merit of our request rather than assume they will not,


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and rather than carry on cutting.” The district has long struggled with funding shortfalls due to inflation and downloaded costs. It has cut millions of dollars in programs, services and staffing in recent years. And Harper admitted that the balanced budget he presented was “not pain-free,” and even warned that future financial stability for the district will rely on looking at new ways of doing things, from reorganizing classes to closing schools. Trustees have taken some precautionary measures, however. For example, they’ve instructed administration to allocate staff for the next year based on guaranteed funding — not on the deficit budget model. But not all trustees are in favour of the restoration budget. Trustee Ryan Bruce wondered why the majority of trustees have spoken about partnering with the ministry on the restoration budget, yet have not contacted the education minister. “If you’re going to call this a partnership then let’s reach out and have this conversation before we go so far down the road that we can’t get ourselves out of it.”


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Union worker Melanie Tremblay, centre, holds a petition of Rio Tinto Alcan locked out workers to be tabled at the legislature Thursday in Quebec City. A group of workers walked the 225 km from Alma Que. and gathered in front of the legislature to protest the deals between Rio Tinto Alcan and the provincial government.


Mayor complains about reporter THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he won’t talk to any media in the presence of a reporter he accuses of spying on his home. Ford told radio station AM640 this morning he wants Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale removed from covering city hall in light of Wednesday’s confrontation. Police were called to the mayor’s east Toronto home after a neighbour saw someone who appeared to be in the mayor’s backyard with a recording device. 5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:

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OTTAWA - A federal budget bill that makes sweeping changes to facets of Canadian life will be swiftly pushed through the House of Commons so it can be passed by the summer. The Conservatives passed a motion Thursday that will limit second-reading debate on Bill C-38 to seven days, infuriating critics who said it was far too little time to discuss the implications of the broad, 425-page bill. Bill C-38, which the government calls the Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act, implements some of the provisions outlined in the recent federal budget, including changes to old age security. But it also amends about 60 laws, eliminates a half dozen others and rewrites the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. “The number of measures that are going to fundamentally change how Canada works, and doesn’t work in fact, are all in






to be able to bring that to them.� Van Loan said the Conservatives were elected to focus on the economy, but the Opposition New Democrats said the government has no mandate for much of what’s in the budget. “If they had confidence in each of these measures - cutting back on retirement for Canadians, on stripping down environmental legislation, on getting rid of pay equity in Canada - if they had any confidence on any of those measures, they would break them apart,� said Cullen. “The fact that they’ve lumped them into an omnibus bill is hiding their true agenda and the true fact of what they’re up to.� At the least, the Opposition wants to see the bill split up so relevant committees can examine different sections, instead of having

the finance committee study all of it. But the Conservatives have said they’ll only strike a sub-committee on the clauses pertaining to changes to the environmental assessment act, because they believe only they deserve close scrutiny. Green party Leader Elizabeth May said she was skeptical much could be achieved in that committee because it is still made up of MPs who don’t focus on environmental issues. Meanwhile, senators will pre-study the bill and have agreed to parcel out some portions of it to their own committees, including the provisions on immigration reforms, financial sector oversight and border measures. Pre-studying means they will be able to formally debate and vote on the bill as soon as it is sent over from the Commons.

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oronto’s medical health officer is proposing the speed limit on the city’s arterial roads be cut from 60 km/h to 40 or 50. I have never found Toronto drivers to be particularly reckless. Their biggest problem is there are just too many of them. The doc’s suggestion didn’t get much of a hearing. Hogtown’s colourful Mayor Doug Ford replied “nuts, nuts, nuts, nuts” while the head of the public works committee urged the health officer to “stick to his knitting,” according to the Globe and Mail. In Trail, speed limits have been raised from 40 km/h to 50 over the years on arterial roads such as Columbia Avenue east of the Old Bridge, Highway Drive in Glenmerry, Hillside Drive from Gyro Park to Sunningdale, and Hwy 22 from downtown to Tadanac. The route past the Teck gates was the scene of some of the worst driving that I can recall witnessing by a local motorist not driving a motorcycle. Ironically, the vehicle in question was

a small SUV belonging to Interior Health, driven, presumably, by a misnamed public servant. It was a beautiful afternoon last fall and I was doodling along in the slow lane. A couple of vehicles on my left were making the kind of endless slow passes that can be annoying if you are on the freeway trying to make time on a long trip. The IH vehicle appeared in my rearview mirror and quickly piled up behind the slow passers. When the second vehicle had crept past, the IH head case cut in front of me and sped by the pokey passers on their right. The IHHC then flew through the rest of the 70km/h zone by Teck, using the shoulder to pass another vehicle as the highway narrowed to two lanes. The health-threatening health-care provider then proceeded to aggressively tailgate the next car overtaken until the woman driving turned off onto the shoulder, then sped up to tailgate the next vehicle in line, before disappearing towards Castlegar when an


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opportunity to pass came along. I noted the vehicle number and lodged a complaint with this nitwit’s employer, but other than an email acknowledging my submission never heard anything further. Perhaps that is not surprising given IH, like other providers, is far too busy trying to reduce the number of people it kills in its hospitals and sundry facilities to worry about theoretical mayhem relating to a leadfooted driver. The latter is a job for the rest of us. Driving up the Gulch on my way home to Warfield or crossing the highway during a stroll around the village, I wonder where it is so many

drivers are going in such a hurry and why they don’t care about anyone else. It may not look like much, but the Gulch is a neighbourhood. People live there, work and shop in the businesses along Rossland Avenue, and jaywalk between their vehicles and the bars and other remaining attractions. There is also a day care in the neighbourhood, a major elementary school bus stop, busy recycling depot, community square, three frequently-ignored crosswalks, the periodically-busy Colombo Lodge, and the quaint old Catholic Church which, as a result of Trail’s demographics, does a brisk weekday trade in funerals. Despite the potential hazards that these activities and institutions create, I regularly see people speeding up the street at 70-80 km/h. Where is the respect for the rest of us as we attempt to live long and prosper? What has become of common sense? Like the homicides, the number of pedestrian deaths in Canada is declining. But while the numbers are not

that different, homicides are seen as a problem by the Harper government, most provincial governments, including the B.C. Liberals, and many citizens. Pedestrian fatalities and the many more people killed and maimed in vehicle crashes are apparently just collateral damage. Some years ago an RCMP member told me that a fellow officer renowned for his ticket writing was a traffic cop rather than a real crime fighter. But think of all the misery that is avoided by encouraging people to slow down, buckle up, and stop rather than just slowing down at stop signs and signals. (The number of local drivers who don’t stop before turning right on red signals alarms and infuriates me.) This is not Toronto or Vancouver, so traffic deaths are not all that common in Greater Trail. But who needs any? And consider how much more peaceful it would be if everyone stuck to the speed limit on the streets of our communities. Raymond Masleck is a retired Trail Times reporter.

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Pension plan taxes discriminatory There are two common pension plans: A defined-benefit (DB) plan and a defined-contribution (DC) plan. Under the DB plan, a pensioner receives a known fixed income for the rest of his life. Under the DC plan, the pensioner is given a lump sum of money for him to invest and manage. The amounts he can withdraw in the future are unknown and will depend on the markets and investment performances. Under the DC plan, the employee and/or the employer will contribute to a locked-in RRSP (LRSP) which will be used to provide retirement income. The funds in a LRSP are managed and invested by the employee. When in need of income, the pensioner converts the LRSP into a life income fund (LIF) and the pensioner is then entitled to withdraw funds. The amounts he/she can withdraw are restricted to a minimum and a maximum, which change every year depending on the market value of the LIF and the age of the pensioner. Employees on DC plans can be those who entered the workforce of companies that offered

only DC plans, or can be the product of those who were DB plan members but chose to commute their DB benefits, in other words, they chose to replace those earned DB benefits into a lump sum e.g. took the buyout. These two pension plans are very much different in nature. Among the many differences between the two plans, the taxman also treats them differently. Income from both plans is taxable. Under the DB plan, the pensioner can split his pension income to a maximum of 50 per cent with his/her spouse. This is important for lowering your taxes when the spouse is in a lower tax state. In addition, both the pensioner and his/her spouse can claim the pension income tax credits worth a total of about $700 in tax reductions. But under the DC plan, the pensioner has to wait until he/ she turns 65 before he can participate in the income splitting and claim the tax credit. As an example, we will compare the amount of taxes paid by the DB and DC pensioners. I will assume that each has a total income of $60,000, which includes a pension income of $40,000.

The other $20,000 could be withdrawals from an RRSP or other taxable incomes. The spouses have no income. The combined taxes paid by the DB pensioner and his spouse is about $7,200 while it is a bout $9,900 for the DC pensioner. A difference of about $2,700 a year. This difference can be greater or lower, depending on the circumstances. A DC pensioner who retires at age 55 is subjected to this higher tax for a period of 10 years. I urge everyone who belongs to the DC pension plans, immediately affected or not, to voice their concerns to a Member of Parliament as well as the Minister of Finance. Simply send a copy of the above document, adding your own comments if you wish. You can write to: Hon. James Flaherty, Minister of Finance, L’Esplanade Laurier – East Tower, 140 O’Connor St, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G5 You should also send a letter to: Alex Atamankeno, MP., 337 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1G6. Gerry LaRouche, Trail

Bull-a-Rama critique is a load of bull In response to Kelly Haney’s letter, (What kind of people enjoy Bull-a-Rama, Trail Times May 2) I would like to say that letter misses the point completely when he/she talks about the pyrotechnics displays scaring off the livestock and going as far as to call most North American society as “moronic and sick� just because they (myself included) enjoy Bull-a-Rama as well as other contact sporting events such as Fight Night, Canucks and Smokies hockey,

the NFL and UFC. According to the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, the governing body sanctioning Bull-a-Rama and other rodeos, their website rodeocanada. com states that it works closely with the SPCA to ensure the responsible and humane use of animals in their events and that its rules surrounding animal welfare are strictly enforced by the rodeo judges. I have gone to every Bull-a-Rama for the last 10 years and I did not see one act of animal

abuse contrary to CPRA rules and regulations. The kids enjoyed riding the sheep in the Mutton Busting event and these sheep didn’t even look frightened. That letter writer needs to take time to explore the subject more thoroughly and in depth and learn to respect and tolerate the beliefs of the 1200 fans that showed up to this year’s event rather than forcing his/her beliefs on them. Bull-a-Rama is a very important event in Trail that generates

revenue for many local non-profit organizations and sports teams, including the Trail Smoke Eaters and I will continue to support Bull-a-Rama for years to come. A lot of hard work goes into Bull-a-Rama and by calling North Americans “moronic and stupid� is one of the worst things one person can do. As the Eagles song says, “Get over it.� PS – Great artwork by the kids. Jesse Stokes, Trail



C-38 replaces the Environmental Assessment Act, gives cabinet more authority to overturn National Energy Board decisions and raises the qualifying age for Old Age Security benefits. It drops habitat protection from the Fisheries Act, redefines species at risk, changes transfer payments to the provinces, implements a border security deal with the U.S. and makes significant changes to Employment Insurance, food and drug regulation, recruitment of skilled immigrants and banking regulation. Whatever the merits or faults of any of these changes, there’s no common purpose that jus-

tifies putting them all in one bill. It’s also nonsense to pretend one debate, one committee review and one vote will allow Parliament to competently examine this legal spaghetti. Our laws are not a bunch of cable channels to be bundled up, take or leave it, in whatever package suits the government’s convenience. They should be presented in a form that Parliament can reasonably examine and debate. English legal tradition says reasonable behaviour is what looks right to the typical person who rides the bus (or the omnibus as it once was called). This bus bill fails that bus test.



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Vancouver film students ask for actor’s help Search for actor spawns idea for documentary THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - A catastrophic hard drive failure has led a pair of film school students on an epic odyssey to convince Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman to narrate their project. Just a week before his graduation project deadline, Ian MacDougall knew he had to do something drastic. His hard drive had crashed, taking seven months of work on his short film with it. It would be impossible to do over that work in seven days. MacDougall remembered an idea that Mackenzie Warner, his classmate at Simon Fraser University, had told him about last year: Wouldn’t it be great to make a documentary about getting Morgan Freeman to narrate a documentary? “I called him and I said, ‘Mack, my hard drive crashed, I need a new film. You remember that idea you came up with? I’m willing to max out my Visa to pay for this trip. I think it’s a crazy idea, but I think we can do it.”’ Freeman’s narrative skills are, of course, legendary. His voice has guided everything from “The Shawshank Redemption” to “March of the Penguins,” from CBS News to Visa commercials. Freeman’s distinctive ability to sound both authoritative and humble, both stirring and soothing, has made him perhaps the most famous narrator in the world. The students had a week to track him down. Internet research told them that Freeman splits his time between New York City and Charleston, Mississippi. They debated whether it would be better to go to Los Angeles to find Freeman’s agent. But then MacDougall received an excited phone call from his sister. She had just discovered that in two days, Freeman would be the MC at a blues concert in Clarksdale, Mississippi. MacDougall and Warner purchased $150 VIP tickets to the concert, booked flights to Memphis and packed their camera equipment to document the journey. Things got off to a good start. A man on their flight was going to the same concert, and offered them a ride to Clarksdale. A hotel owner in town heard their story and gave them a steep discount. As the evening of Saturday, April 28 arrived, MacDougall and Warner

prepared themselves for the big pitch. They weren’t allowed to film in the concert venue, so they ducttaped microphone equipment under their clothes to capture audio. But the event was jam-packed, everyone was lined up to speak to Freeman. By the time the students made it to the front, they were barely able to get five words in before getting shuffled away. Not only had they failed to get Freeman’s participation, MacDougall and Warner were also aware they had let down the thousands of people who had started following the project on Facebook and Twitter. Radio stations were calling for interviews. “It was extremely disheartening,” said Warner. They were tired and broke, and were questioning what their film would even be about if Freeman didn’t participate. Over the next two days they interviewed Clarksdale residents and heard stories about Freeman, who co-owned a blues bar in the town called the Ground Zero Blues Club. They met people who had moved to Clarksdale from around the world just to be in the heart of blues country. “The film became more about the people we’ve met and the experience we’ve had,” said MacDougall. Then they met a couple from Hong Kong who said they had just eaten with Freeman an hour ago at Ground Zero. MacDougall and Warner looked at each other, shocked. Freeman was still in town! They grabbed their camera equipment and took off running. But Freeman was gone, and this time for good: he had left for Louisiana, to another blues festival. The students received one final stroke of luck. Bill Luckett, who co-owns the bar with Freeman, heard their story and agreed to call Freeman on his cell phone and make the pitch. MacDougall and Warner watched, holding their breath. The answer? Freeman chuckled, and said they’d have to talk to his agent before he could commit to anything. MacDougall and Warner returned home Wednesday night to a crowd of friends and supporters at the Vancouver International Airport. They have 24 hours to edit their short film for the student film festival, which plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They still hope to get Freeman’s participation in narrating the documentary about finding him.


The Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer shares a laugh with Geddy Lee, right, and Alex Lifeson, left, of the band “Rush” as they take in a reception for the 2012 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday.


Family, fans stunned over death THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Junior Seau’s apparent suicide stunned an entire city and saddened former teammates who recalled the former NFL star’s ferocious tackles and habit of calling everybody around him “Buddy.” It also left everyone wondering what led to Seau’s death Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43. “I’m sorry to say, Superman is dead,” said Shawn Mitchell, a chaplain for the San Diego Chargers. “All of us can appear to be super, but all of us need to reach out and find support when we’re hurting.” Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau’s girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. A gun was found near him, McCoy said. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn’t immediately know who

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the gun was registered to. Neither Mitchell nor Seau’s ex-wife knew what might have led to the former first-pumping, emotional leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers to kill himself. “We have no clues whatsoever,” Gina Seau said. “We’re as stunned and shocked as anyone else. We’re horribly saddened. We miss him and we’ll always love him.” Seau’s death in Oceanside, in northern San Diego County, stunned the region he represented with almost reckless abandon. The same intensity that got the star linebacker ejected for fighting in his first exhibition game helped carry the Chargers to their only Super Bowl, following the 1994 season. A ferocious tackler, he’d leap up, pump a fist and kick out a leg after dropping a ball carrier or quarterback. “It’s a sad thing. It’s hard to understand,” said Bobby

THE CANADIAN PRESS BELLEVILLE, Ont. The man who invented Cheezies has died. James E. Marker died at home in Belleville,

Beathard, who as Chargers general manager took Seau out of Southern California with the fifth pick overall in the 1990 draft. “He was really just a great guy. If you drew up a player you’d love to have the opportunity to draft and have on the team and as a teammate, Junior and Rodney (Harrison), they’d be the kind of guys you’d like to have.” Quarterback Stan Humphries recalled that Seau did everything at the same speed, whether it was practicing, lifting weights or harassing John Elway. “The intensity, the smile, the infectious attitude, it carried over to all the other guys,” said Humphries, who was shocked that Seau is now the eighth player from the ‘94 Super Bowl team to die. “I just can’t imagine this, because I’ve never seen Junior in a down frame of mind,” Beathard said. “He was always so upbeat and he would keep people up.”

Ont., on Tuesday night at age 90. Marker was vice-president of W.T. Hawkins Ltd., the makers of the Cheezies snack. Marker was also a

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Teen petitions magazine to stop using ‘Photoshopped pictures’ is no other magazine that highlights such a diversity of size, shape, skin tone and ethnicity.” The two camps agreed to stay in touch. Julia’s journey from smalltown Maine to midtown Manhattan began less than two weeks ago, when she took her cause to, an activist forum, and set up her petition online. She was joined by six other teen

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - The girl crusaders held up signs in the drizzling rain with messages for Seventeen magazine: “Teen Girls Against Photoshop!” and “The Magazine’s for Me? Make it Look Like Me!!” Their leader, a 14-year-old ballet dancer from Maine, had gathered 25,000 signatures to present to the magazine’s top editor, Ann Shoket, at Hearst Corp. headquarters on Wednesday. “I love Seventeen and they do have a lot of stuff to promote (positive) body image,” said Julia Bluhm, from Waterville. “But Photoshopped pictures can be harmful to girls when they compare themselves to the pictures and think that they have to look like those models to be beautiful.” Shoket met the girl and “had a great discussion, and we believe that Julia left


girls and young women affiliated as she is with SPARK, a national organization that pushes back against sexualized images of girls in the media. Julia made her case in detail at the top of her online petition, saying unrealistic images “can lead to eating disorders, dieting, depression, and low self esteem”: “To girls today, the word ‘pretty’ means

skinny and blemishfree. Why is that, when so few girls actually fit into such a narrow category? It’s because the media tells us that ‘pretty’ girls are impossibly thin with perfect skin.” Altering photos in fashion magazines, especially those like Seventeen that cater to young girls, puts an unhealthy emphasis on a fantasy ideal

they’ll never achieve, said 17-year old Emma Stydahar, one of the protesters and a high school junior from Croton-on-Hudson near Manhattan. “Basically, it’s not real,” agreed protester Natasha Williams, 17, of East Flatbush in Brooklyn. “It can lead girls to feel insecure about how they look, who they are. A lot of girls are struggling.”

Julia Bluhm holds up a copy of “Seventeen” magazine as she leads a protest outside Hearst Corp. headquarters, Wednesday. She says images of young girls in the magazine present an impossible ideal for today’s teens. understanding that Seventeen celebrates girls for being their authentic selves, and that’s how we present them,” the magazine said in a statement. “We feature real girls in our pages and there

Study suggests 12,000 steps daily for healthy kids THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Counting the clicks on a pedometer can help parents ensure that kids are meeting their daily physical activity targets, a new Canadian-led study suggests. Kids should accumulate about 12,000 steps a day to maintain healthy physical activity levels, according to research from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. The step-count figure includes the 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity recommended daily for Canadian children and teens, said study lead author Rachel Colley. Moderate physical activities include brisk walking, skating and bike riding, while playing basketball, soccer, running and swimming are examples of vigorous activities, according to the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Drawing on data from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey collected from 2007 to 2009, researchers looked at a sample of 1,613 children and youth aged six to 19.

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Fountain of Youth The fountain of youth, a popular idea in our culture, is a mirage, never to be experienced. We use it to sell products, telling people they can erase the effects of age and experience continual youth. Cures for wrinkles, gray hair or baldness, and promises of virility; all of these claims are nothing but empty promises Why do we embrace life and youth in particular? Could it be that we are wired to live forever? Ecc 3:11 tells us‌ “He has planted eternity in the human heartâ€?. So, this fountain of youth and living forever is a God thing? In the gospel of John, Jesus said he would give water that would become a fresh spring producing eternal life in the person that received it. Jn 4:14 So, if you have tried everything else, why not try the real thing and take a drink from the fountain of youth – Jesus. Pastor Bryan Henry Fruitvale Christian Fellowship

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Members of Rossland Sacred Heart CWL met on April 10th. President, Alida Nesmith reported on the huge success of the annual St. Patrick’s Day tea in March. Thanks again to Fran Zanussi and Lil Karenko who convened the event and to all members who helped at the tea or who contributed to the always popular Bake Table. Several members attended and enjoyed the Creed workshop that was held at Sacred Heart. The workshop was a six part series held over the course of two weeks and focused on the history of the Nicene Creed. Kathleen Clark who joined our CWL in 1948 recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Happy Birthday Kathleen. A celebration hosted by Kathleen’s family was held in the Parish Hall On April 19 an Installation of Executive and Welcoming of New Members was held at the church. We are happy to welcome new members: Mary Hamilton, Sandy Anhel, Carissa Verdon, Krista Fontes, Desiree Profili to the CWL. On April 26th CWL members from Sacred Heart and from OLPH will be meeting at Benedict’s Steakhouse in Annabelle in honor of The Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. For many years Sacred Heart CWL has supported on organization called MaterCare International. This is an organization of Catholic health professionals dedicated to the care of mothers and babies, both born and unborn, through new initiatives of service, training, research and advocacy, which are designed to reduce the tragically high rates of maternal mortality, morbidity and abortion. MaterCare operates solely on charitable donations, with no assistance from government agencies. The CWL is asking members of the parish to donate Canadian Tire Money for this cause. This years Diocesan Convention will be in Kelowna from Thursday to Sunday. Alida Nesmith will be attending.

Bible translations under review THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One of the largest Bible translators in the world is undergoing an independent review after critics claimed language in some of their translations intended for Muslim countries misses the essential Christian idea of Trinity: the father, son and the holy spirit or ghost. Critics argue that using words like “Messiah� instead of “Son� and “Lord� instead of “Father� badly distorts the doctrine, in which God is said to be one being in three persons. “If you remove ‘son,’ you have to remove ‘father,’ and if you remove those, the whole thread of the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation is unraveled,� said the Rev. Georges Houssney, the president of Horizons International, a Christian organization that works extensively with Muslims and himself a translator of the Bible into Arabic. Orlando, Fla.-based Wycliffe Bible Translators argues the translations have never been about avoiding controversy, but choosing words that most accurately reflect the Gospels: Some concepts relating God to family members don’t make sense in some cultures, so the language needs to reflect that. Disputes over biblical language date from the early centuries of Christianity when the original Hebrew and Greek texts were brought to new countries, to making the Shakespearean language of the King James Version more understandable. Wycliffe, an interdenominational group that works with a wide variety of churches and missionaries, says it won’t publish any disputed materials until after the World Evangelical Alliance panel issues its findings.

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Radium Hot Springs slated for privatization BY NICOLE TRIGG Invermere Valley Echo


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Market makes magazine THE NELSON STAR Nelson’s Cottonwood Falls Market received national press after appearing in the May issue of Chatelaine Magazine. The Market, which is a fixture in the community, was recognized as being one of the best markets in the country. “It’s called Cottonwood Community Market and it’s an important part of our community and it has been for a long time. It should be celebrated for that,� said Jesse Woodward, market director for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. Being called “Mini Woodstock� the magazine describes the scene at the market as being a place to “Sprawl out and people-watch on lush green grass or join hippies and artist to be serenaded by local musicians at the base of the Cottonwood Falls.� The Market will begin it’s 15th year this year.

A surprise move announced on Monday by Parks Canada to privatize business operations at all three Canadian Rockies Hot Springs will affect 20 employees at the Radium Hot Springs pool in Kootenay National Park. “From a union perspective, let me just say that it’s completely ludicrous for the employer to consider commercialization or privatization of the hot springs,� said Kevin King, the regional vicepresident of the Union of National Employees and Public Service Alliance of Canada, which represent Parks Canada workers. “I think everyone should know that the discovery of the hot springs led to the creation of the national park system so they’re actually privatizing the origins of our national parks.� The impending privatization will affect a total of 42 employees at the three hot springs which also include the Banff Upper Hot Springs and the Miette Hot Springs in Jasper. The Radium pool is

“I think everyone should know that the discovery of the hot springs led to the creation of the national park system so they’re actually privatizing the origins of our national parks.� KEVIN KING

the largest hot spring out of the three, as well as in all of Canada. “These employees are obviously devastated,� King said. “These employees have provided long term services in Radium for a very, very long time for Canadians and our international visitors enjoying the services provided at the Radium aquacourt.� Executive director of the mountain national

parks Tracy Thiessen could not say whether the hot springs will continue to run under one umbrella or splinter into three separate enterprises. Currently, annual pass holders can access all three locations. The privatization of the Radium Hot Springs pool is not a unique experience, said Graham Kerslake, president of Tourism Radium

and the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. “If Parks Canada is looking at third party contracts in areas not considered to be their core competency, I think that’s consistent with a lot of what corporate Canada is doing so I think that’s a positive; I think that’s a benefit.� The announcement

came the same day the federal government revealed its most recent round of staffing cuts. With Parks Canada being one of the affected agencies, 16 employees from Yoho and Kootenay National Parks have been laid off while eight more are forced to consider “workforce adjustment� options, confirmed King.


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From a paper presented by the Baha’i International Community to the Summit on the Alliance between Religions and Conservation

Baha’i Scriptures teach that, as trustees of the planet’s vast resources and biological diversity, humanity must seek to protect the “heritage of future generations�; see in nature a reflection of the divine; approach the earth, the source of material bounties, with humility; temper its actions with moderation; and be guided by the fundamental spiritual truth of our age, the oneness of humanity. The speed and facility with which we establish a sustainable pattern of life will depend, in the final analysis on the extent to which we are willing to be transformed, through the love of God and obedience to His Laws, into constructive forces in the process of creating an ever-advancing civilization.

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Overhead view of forms in the powerhouse area. These forms will shape the concrete of the two draft tube structures that will redirect water back into the Pend d’ Oreille River after it has been utilized in the powerhouse.

Participants of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government Conference including representatives from the East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary had the opportunity to tour the Waneta Expansion on April 19.

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Natasha Lockey of Betty Go Hard leads a group through yoga exercises after a pleasant hike. Lockey has a full sleight of activities planned for area residents looking for a little recreation this summer.

Making fitness fun and accessible Betty Go Hard offers a rewarding outdoor experience for even the most reluctant athlete BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

Joining an exercise group or committing to a fitness routine can be daunting, but throw in a bit of wine, cheese, and chocolate, some good conversation and a beautiful setting, and it becomes a lot more enticing. Natasha Lockey has been operating Betty Go Hard for five years, and is kicking off the season with another exciting lineup of activities for area residents of all ages, abilities, and inclinations. “I was really frustrated by the lack of female inspiration in the media . . . so I really wanted to create a place of inspiration for girls that were into action sports,” said Lockey. The New Zealand native created an online magazine that depicted real female athletes in action not superficial models. The idea blossomed into offering biking and hiking outings in summer, and snowshoeing, snowboarding and crosscountry skiing adventures in winter. “I was trying to do something and generate some way to get girls out and get

photos. My philosophy then became if I took girls out and got them having a good time and took photos of them, I would achieve two goals. I would inspire them to actually doing with other girls and I would also be able to generate photos to inspire other girls to get out and actually do stuff.” Lockey combines her outings with après-activity treats at Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company that have become a favourite element and also helps to encourage the timid or reluctant athlete. One of the greatest obstacles to exercise is that many feel intimidated about getting started. “The fear factor is huge . . . I’ll get 12 women who all say, I’m really unfit so I’ll probably be at the back. So I look at all of them and say, “Awesome, it sounds like we’re all in the same place and we’ll all be in the back and we’ll all have a really good time.” And it’s not just the women, says Lockey. “There’s quite a lot of guys in that same boat and for them it’s even harder . . . guys are suppose to be fearless, so it’s really hard for those guys to find the people to go biking with that aren’t intimidating for them.” The 32-year-old Rossland resident now offers a variety of instructional programs from after school biking fundamentas for boys and girls to kids biking clinics. She also offers courses from beginner and

intermediate ladies off road biking, to intermediate and advanced rides. Lockey has also partnered with Teck’s Health and Wellness and the City of Trail offering programs through Trail Recreation. Betty Go Hard is also organizing summer camps for boys and girls in July and August in Rossland, Castlegar and Trail. This month Betty Go Hard offers a series of introductory clinics on off-road riding featuring the five fundamentals of body postion, braking, steering, gearing and line selection. Lockey is also leading a hike and yoga excursion for the next two Sundays. This Sunday will go on Columbia Trail and the next week on Antenna Trail in Montrose from 1:30 to 4 p.m. with après treats included in the $28 fee. No matter what the Betty Go Hard name might suggest, Lockey says her real mission is trying to get people to feel comfortable engaging in different activities. “Once they come out and do it, they realize how everything works and how it isn’t that scary. “They actually start looking at things like biking and roller derby and kayaking and those sports that they never would have thought possible to do.” Sign up for activities or join the Betty Go Hard online community by going to or email

Fifty years ago today, Harry Smith and the rest of the 1962 Trail Smokie Eaters celebrated a rare victory in the annals of Smoke Eater hockey. The team does not get the accolades of the ’61 World Championship team, but the squad managed to do one thing the ‘61 team did not – win the Allen Cup. The Smokies raised the Allan Cup for only the second time in their history, after defeating the Montreal Olympics 5-2 at HARRY the Cominco Arena to win the SMITH series 4-1. Yet players, like all-star Smokie defenceman Smith, don’t see the two teams as separate entities, but an extension of one very special and dominant group. “We had the same key people, the same coach, a couple of different people, but mostly the same team,” said Smith from Hawaii. For Smith, while the Allen Cup was an accomplishment, the world title was still the highlight. “After you win the World Championship what goal is left?” he said. “That was a big moment my friend, you have to be there with 11 people you grew up with to understand that.” The ’62 Smoke Eaters were compelled to play a series of exhibition games across Canada before heading to the ’63 World Championships. On an eastern swing, they lost their final six games before departing from Montreal for Stockholm, Swe. “It (the Worlds) was an anticlimax really to even go there. We’d already won it and everybody else was ready for us, believe me, because they knew what we had,” said Smith. “The worse part of it, is we made a swing through eastern Canada playing all the good teams and they wanted to beat the Trail Smoke Eaters, and we got the crap kicked out of us and we were physically hurt when we got there.” A few star players from the ’61 team, Cal Hockley, Darryl Sly, Claude Cyr and Michel Legace, also chose to stay behind and the Canadian Hockey Association provided them with pick ups that never quite gelled with the rest of the squad. “We had a lot of people hurtin that didn’t help, and the CHA made us bring in a bunch of imports in and they didn’t fit in,” added Smith. The team placed fourth at the Worlds in 1963, with four wins, two losses and a tie, but the Allen Cup victory in ‘62 is shared only by the 1938 Trail Smoke Eaters and remains as rare a feat as the two World Championships. Smith’s Allan Cup victory was the start of a legacy of Cup winners in his own family, as his son Jim Smith won it in 2003 with the Powell River Regals and his grandson Lyle Tassone hoisted it with the Regals in 2006. Earlier this year his other grandson, Castlegar native Blair Tassone, played on a Regals team that lost in the western final to Stony Plains. “We got good blood lines,” said Smith. “My family’s from Scotland and I’m a first generation Canadian so I guess it started with me.” Smith played in an Olympic Games and three World Championships, twice with the Smokies and once with the Galt Terriers, and was named best defenceman at the Worlds in all three. He also played games with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. Smith now resides on Vancouver Island.

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Slap shots back in Johnstown THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH - The gritty western Pennsylvania city whose rich minor league hockey history helped inspire the cult movie hit “Slap Shot� is getting another chance to support a hockey team. A group of investors is relocating a junior league franchise from Alaska to Johnstown, where the comedy movie about a minor league hockey team that turns to violent play to gain interest in a failing factory town was filmed. James Bouchard, the chairman and chief executive of private investment firm Esmark Inc., is heading the deal bringing the North American Hockey League’s Alaska Avalanche to Johnstown, about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh. Bouchard’s group, Johnstown Sports Partners LLC,

was scheduled to announce the deal later Thursday at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, where the yet-to-berenamed team will play. “Slap Shot� was based on the Johnstown Jets and released the year the team folded, 1977. The movie starred Paul Newman as player/coach of the fictional Charlestown Chiefs, and much of it was filmed in the city and the 4,000-seat War Memorial Arena. The movie helped inspire a group to found the Johnstown Chiefs, another minor league team, in 1988. The Chiefs never turned a profit in the flood-ravaged, former steel town before moving to Greenville, S.C., in the ECHL two years ago. NAHL Commissioner Mark

Frankenfeld referred to the city’s hockey pedigree in a statement announcing the move to Johnstown “with its historic past and fan base eager for the return of hockey to the War Memorial Arena.� Bouchard, too, is boosting the city’s hockey heritage, saying he’s “excited about bringing a new brand of junior hockey to the region that recognizes the illustrious past of the Johnstown Chiefs.� Although the team has yet to announce a new logo or team name, Bouchard has hired two former Chiefs players to key positions. Former tough guy Rick Boyd is the general manager and director of hockey operations, while Jean Desrochers is director of business operations.

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t seems as if we have had our captain in his senior year). I haven’t Silver City Days weather a heard a bad word of him, on or off week early, so the actual event the ice, and he had real physical talshould be under clear skies for ent to contribute to the Smokies. a change. • It is apparent Penticton Junior Make an effort to get to some of Hockey has very involved fans, and the events - eat, drink, play bocce, has for a while. The BCHL polled dance, ride rides, do Mothers’ Day fans for input on each of the first - in support of the city and region five decades of the league about DAVE you call home. which were the league’s most popuA limited number of volunteers lar players and Penticton players does an unlimited amount of work - from the Broncos, Panthers and to bring Silver City Days to fruition, Vees, topped the polls for each of Sports ‘n’ Things the least the rest of us should do in the last four. In two of the votes, for return is show a little support for the 70s and 2000s, the runnerup their efforts. The fest benefits the area in myriad vote getter was also from Pentiction. ways, not least affording an opportunity to bump Watch out for the South Okanagan if they get into friends and even family we seldom see. involved in one of those Hockey Day or other onSupport can include a little close-to-home vol- line lotteries unteerism at minor inconvenience: offering rides • Brent Heaven couldn’t have picked a better to neighbours; offering to include neighbours’ season to come on board with the Smokies. children - particularly neighbours who, through Trail is coming off a year in which they finished work or other reasons (including volunteering farther out of the playoffs than they achieved at the events), can’t take them on their own - in points - so up is the only direction available - but your outings; you know, the basic helping people the Smoke Eaters do have some quality talent accross the street kind of thing. returning and may not be far as far away from And get out and enjoy the fireworks. It’s always competitive than it might look from a last-year enjoyable and after the tiff surrounding them this perspective. year the least organizers should expect is a big Season tickets are, of course, available right appreciative crowd for their extra efforts. That’s now. not a knock on council, which came through in the end, just a gesture to show I appreciate the Silver City Days group’s perserverance on our behalf. • Nice that Brandon Clark, who played very well here through injury and other setbacks, is thriving at college (Iowa State, where he will be

SCOREBOARD p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 3-1) at San Francisco (Lincecum 2-2), 10:15 p.m.

Baseball National League East Division W L Pct Washington 15 9 .625 Atlanta 15 11 .577 New York 13 12 .520 Philadelphia 13 13 .500 Miami 11 14 .440 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 16 9 .640 Cincinnati 12 12 .500 Houston 11 14 .440 Milwaukee 11 14 .440 Pittsburgh 11 14 .440 Chicago 9 16 .360 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 17 8 .680 Arizona 13 12 .520 Colorado 12 12 .500 San Francisco 12 13 5 San Diego 9 17 .346

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Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 2-2), 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 3-0) at Pittsburgh (Correia 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-2) at Washington (Strasburg 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 3-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-2), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 4-0) at Houston (Harrell 1-2), 8:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 1-0) at Colorado (Moscoso 0-1), 8:40 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 0-3) at San Diego (Bass 1-3), 10:05

American League East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 18 8 .692 Baltimore 16 9 .640 Toronto 14 11 .560 New York 13 11 .542 Boston 11 13 .458 Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 12 10 .545 Chicago 12 12 .500 Detroit 12 12 .500 Kansas City 7 16 .304 Minnesota 6 18 .250 West Division W L Pct Texas 17 8 .680 Oakland 13 13 .500 Seattle 11 16 .407 Los Angeles 10 15 .400

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Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Peavy 3-1) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 3-0) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 2-0) at Boston (Lester 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (T.Ross 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 4-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 3-0) at Kansas City (B.Chen 0-3), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (H.Alvarez 1-2) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-5), 10:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 1-2) at Seattle (Vargas 3-2), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Baltimore at Boston, 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit,

4:05 p.m. Texas at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.


Stanley Cup Playoffs All Times Eastern SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers (1) vs. Wash (7) (N.Y. Rangers lead series 2-1) Saturday Game N.Y. Rangers at Wash, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia (5) vs. Jersey (6) (Series tied 1-1) Sunday Game Philadelphia at Jersey, 7:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE St. Louis (2) vs. Los Angeles (8) (Los Angeles leads series 2-0) Sunday Game St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Phoenix (3) vs. Nashville (4) (Phoenix leads series 2-1) Friday Game Phoenix at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m.


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Roughing it comfortably makes for happy campers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Those of you who wiggle out of family camping trips by claiming you’re just not into roughing it will have to find another excuse. A range of camping options and innovations have made it far more comfortable to eat, sleep and otherwise spend time in the Great Outdoors. “‘Soft rugged’ is what so many Americans are seeking in their outdoor experience today,” says Jim Rogers, chairman and CEO of Kampgrounds of America, or KOA, which runs about 500 campgrounds around

the country. So much so that he now refers to the camping industry as “outdoor hospitality.” KOA has beefed up some of its campgrounds to include both basic and luxury cabins - the latter being the kind more often equated with family resorts than places to pitch tents. Rental costs $100 to $150 per night. Some sites offer coffee carts, pancake breakfasts, kids’ activities and entertainment. Campers who want things a bit more - but not much more - rustic can browse the equipment lining the shelves at well-stocked out-


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doors stores (although some of the fancy new goodies may hike the price of that simple camping trip). Take, for instance, REI’s Kingdom 8 tent, which is big enough to sleep eight. For $529, the tent is not just waterproof and bugproof but also has movable room dividers to create separate spaces with private entrances. Fill it with cots, airbeds and perhaps a ceiling fan created for tents, and you’re bound to get in a good night’s sleep. Toss in another $100, and you can add to it a “garage” to store food or gear - or use it as a place for the family dog to sleep. Nifty outdoor stoves and cooking gear have made campfire-cooked canned beans and hot dogs moot, unless you really like them. REI’s camp kitchen, for example, is a folding trove of food-prep workspace and storage - all of which can be carried around in a zipper bag. It even includes hooks for hanging up spatulas, and windproof screens so the elements don’t mess with your cooking. Coleman, one of the biggest manufactures of camping gear, sells a camping oven that

fits handily onto one of the company’s two- or three-burner grills. Don’t even think about grainy cowboy coffee, or even those classic enamel percolators. French presses, specifically engineered for outdoor use, are now the way to go if you’re picky about your coffee preparation (although the experience may not be exactly what you’re used to in your own kitchen). Coleman sells a propane-powered drip coffee maker that you don’t even have to put over heat. Freeze-dried food now includes dark chocolate cheesecake, spinach puttanesca and Indian dishes. And the retailer Eastern Mountain Sports sells solar chargers for your portable electronics because, as its website says, “Trees don’t come with electrical outlets to charge your iPhone.” Some purists snub the idea of making camping more comfortable. They question whether lugging and using all that stuff dilutes the nature of, well, getting back to nature. Much of the fancy new stuff is meant to be driven, not carried, into a campsite, and

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is heavy enough that retailers don’t recommend carrying it far. So can you really get away from it all when you are bringing it all with you? “There are so many different kinds of camping experiences, and they are all camping,” says Avery Stonich, BREANNE MASSEY PHOTO

The Trail Firefighters were out in force at the City of Trail bike safety event last weekend. Fire chief Terry Martin attempts to block a shot to save his goalie. spokeswoman for the Outdoor Industry Association. “It’s all what it means to the individual. You can even go out to dinner if you go camping,” she says. All of which has spurred a newfound interest in camping among folks who might not have tried it otherwise, says Stuart Bourdon, editor and associate publisher of the magazine Camping Life. Campgrounds near lakes or the ocean are particularly popular, with reservations filling up a good two months in advance, he says. “The camping experience can be as close to a home kitchen and bedroom experience as you want to make it,” Bourdon says. The way Rogers at KOA sees it, the facilities and the gear are only small parts of the larger experience of being on a campground, which he calls “the last small town in America.” “People who consider ‘camping’ the Marriott will be very accommodated both in terms of the facilities available and the amenities,” he says, adding, “It’s hard to have a campfire in a Marriott hotel room.”


Bootcamp marches out Outdoor Bootcamp, instructed by Stephanie Mervyn will be on Sundays, May 13 – June 17 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Montrose Park (green space beside ball diamond). Cost is $48. Come out to meet new people and get a great workout. Bootcamp will get your heart pumping as you complete a full-body workout with strength, cardio and endurance exercises to improve your overall fitness level. Learn to Run, instructed by Stephanie Mervyn will be on Wednesdays, May 16 – June 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., meeting at Haines Park in Fruitvale. Cost is $48. Learn correct running technique to avoid injury, explore new areas and begin your road to health and fitness with a fun and dynamic running group. Mervyn will guide you through proper progressions to complete your running goals. Running shoes and a positive attitude are a must. Ladies Beginner Belly Dance classes, instructed by Barbara Stang, is on Tuesday evenings at the Montrose Hall from 6:45-8:15p.m. Last session before summer break will be May 15 – June 19. Cost is $45 for the session or $8 drop-in. Release your inner Goddess with beginner belly dance classes. Bring a notebook and pencil if you want to take notes, water and a scarf or veil that fits around your hips. For more information about the classes, please call Barbara at 367-0151. Yoga, instructed by Laurie MacDonald is on Tuesdays running until May 22 at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall from 6:30-7:45 p.m. $10 drop in. Laurie’s Yoga classes focus on creating strength and relaxation in the body, appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners. Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket. To register for any of the above programs, please call Kelly at 367-9319.

May 3, 2012 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1747.07 ft 7 day forecast: Up 0 to 2 inches. 2011 peak:1751.71 ft. 2010 peak:1748.68 ft.


Present level: 1745.19 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 0 to 2 inches.

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Marriage Commissioner The Vital Statistics Agency, Ministry of Health, is looking for an individual to serve as a Marriage Commissioner for Trail. The individual will perform civil marriages within the community on behalf of the Agency. For information and an application form please visit our website at:

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Roommate may need medication adjusted Dear Annie: I have known “Molly” for 10 years. One of her roommates is my current girlfriend of five years. Molly has always been a good friend to both of us, but now I’m seeing a different side of her. She is short-tempered, passive-aggressive and a complainer. Molly nit-picks everyone to near provocation. She constantly complains about the small, well-behaved dog that belongs to the third roommate. When Molly lobbied for a fence, I was given authority to purchase the fencing. I fronted the cost of the material, installed the fence and landscaped. Molly not only balked at paying her $26 share, but was shocked to hear that in order to finish the landscaping, it would cost another $15 apiece. Meanwhile, I’m donating all the labor. This is how every situation goes. We are all tired of tiptoeing around trying



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not to provoke her. Apparently, her boyfriend of eight months saw the change, too, and they broke up, but not before Molly was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She allegedly is taking medication, but she disclosed to my girlfriend that she is constantly depressed and suicidal. When she’s not depressed, she is angry and confrontational. Since my girlfriend is the only one to whom she divulged this information, I think she has a responsibility to take the necessary steps to ensure that Molly doesn’t harm herself. At the very least, shouldn’t she tell Molly’s moth-

er? -- Concerned in California Dear Concerned: Yes, assuming Molly’s mother will be a source of help and not an additional problem. Molly’s current behavior indicates she may not be taking her medication, or she may need it to be adjusted. Please contact the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (dbsalliance. org) for information and suggestions. Dear Annie: For the past 20 years, I have sent my nieces and nephews birthday cards with $50 checks -- until they graduated college. I have also sent high school and college graduation, shower, wedding and baby gifts. My kids are in their early teens. This practice is no longer reciprocated by one sister-in-law. The kids will say, “Auntie forgot my birthday again.” I tell them it’s nice to get a gift, but they shouldn’t expect one. But it makes

me furious that this particular sister-in-law has stopped sending gifts. Money is not an issue for her. She is just rude and thoughtless. If it were my own sister, I would say something, but I don’t feel it is my place to address my husband’s sister. How do I get over feeling slighted and hurt for my kids? -- Nicer Aunt Dear Aunt: We would hope that you gave your nieces and nephews gifts because you wanted to, not because you expected a reciprocal arrangement. And your sister-in-law’s financial situation may not be as flush as you believe. We know you think she copped out as soon as her kids got everything from the relatives, but even so, you cannot dictate to someone whether to give presents to your children. But it would be nice if she sent a card, and you or your husband can tell her that much.

Dear Annie: “Stressed Out from Loud TV” complained that her husband’s hearing loss is giving her headaches because he turns the TV up so loud. I also thought I was losing my hearing, so I

went to the doctor, who took one look in both of my ears and told me my ear canals were impacted with wax and bits of tissue paper that I had used to try to clean out the wax. After the nurse irrigated my ears, I could hear clearly

again. The doctor told me never to put anything, even Q-tips, into the ear canals. She suggested letting the force of water clean them during a shower. Hope this helps. -- I Can Hear Again



Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to Friday. SOLUTION FOR YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, May 5, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some Full Moons are tougher than others, and this is a tough one. Just keep trucking. Be patient with partners and close friends. Avoid squabbles about money and possessions. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The only Full Moon opposite your sign all year is taking place today. That’s why it’s difficult to deal with others! But this is very brief; it passes quickly. (Patience.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel grumpy or irritated because of today’s Full Moon. That’s why you’ll be quarrelsome with friends, co-workers and members of groups. Lighten up! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Of course you feel this Full Moon, because the Moon is your ruler. But this is also a tough Full Moon. Avoid

squabbles with others, especially with authority figures! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You definitely will have to be more patient than usual with parents, VIPs, bosses and authority figures today. It is just what it is. Avoid touchy subjects like politics and religion. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) It’s easy to get hot under the collar about religious, political and racial issues today. But why bother? You’ll only get your belly in a rash, and you’ll accomplish nothing. Chill out. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Disputes about inheritances, shared property and insurance matters will be tough today. It’s very hard to get consensus and agreement during a Full Moon. (Sigh.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You feel it on both fronts

today. Conversations with partners are challenging, and dealings with co-workers are equally tough. (Oh dear.) Pull your energy in, and stay calm for 48 hours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Be patient with co-workers today. And be patient with children and romantic partners, because these are the areas where it can go South in a New York minute.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Do whatever you can to avoid family arguments today. They will accomplish nothing. Similarly, be patient with romantic partners, and be patient with kids. This will make your life easier. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Negative thinking and criticism are a bummer. Avoid this vicious trap today. Do whatever you can to promote

family harmony. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Quarrels about money, earnings and possessions could arise today, in part because you are mentally agitated and upset. Don’t let this Full Moon get to you. Stay mellow. YOU BORN TODAY You have a sense of responsibility to the world that influences all your decisions. In part, this is why you inspire others









by being an excellent role model. Of course, you need an audience, because you want someone to teach and motivate! (You’ll have no trouble finding followers.) A lovely, social year awaits you that blesses all your relationships. Birthdate of: Adele, singer; John Rhys-Davies, actor; Ann B. Davis, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:

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In Loving Memory of

Jack Bryden October 10, 1951- May 4, 2011

Forever in our hearts and minds. Sadly missed by the Bryden and Price families.

Help Wanted

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Mr. and Mrs. Rob and Donna Ferguson of Trail BC, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter,

Rebecca Ferguson to Andy Pepin son of Evelyn Bentley of Trail BC. Andy and Rebecca are currently residing in Vancouver BC. A summer wedding is planned.




Ian & Joan M Donald

on May 6, 2012

From your family Susan, John, Rona, Heather, Waqar, Hanna, Connor, Sam, Scott, Anya & Cassidy


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

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



Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Route 303 16 papers 12th Ave, Grandview Pl



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

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

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




Pool Manager

The Village of WarĮeld is looking for a Pool Manager for the WarĮeld Pool starƟng May – August 2012. The Pool Manager will be responsible for all AdministraƟve duƟes, Pool Maintenance and OperaƟon tasks as well as some Lifeguarding and InstrucƟng. Two years previous related experience is an asset. The successful applicant MUST HAVE: Pool Ops 1 or higher; NLS; WSI; AEC or Standard First Aid; CPR – LEVEL C; LSI; WHIMIS; other instructor cerƟĮcates – WSIT; AquaĮt; NLSI; First Aid Instructor. A Criminal Record Check will also be required upon hiring. Pick up your ApplicaƟon Form and detailed job descripƟon at the WarĮeld Village Oĸce, 555 SchoĮeld Highway or call 250-368-8202 to have a copy emailed to you. DEADLINE: May 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm.

Senior Programmer Analyst Trail, BC

To be the best provider of financial services and the best place to work in the communities we serve.

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

70 Wedding Anniversary

The Corporation of The Village of WarÀeld



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The Village of WarĮeld is now accepƟng Summer Students for the following posiƟon: JUNIOR LIFEGUARD Requirements: MUST BE 17 years old; hold current NLS, LIC, WSI, First Aid, CPR-C; other AquaƟc Awards an asset ApplicaƟon forms available at the WarĮeld Village Oĸce, 555 SchoĮeld Hwy. or call 250-368-8202 to have one emailed to you. DEADLINE: MAY 14 at 4:30 pm

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Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

We currently have an opportunity to hire a Senior Programmer Analyst in our Information Technology Department. The incumbent is responsible for developing, writing, unit testing, documenting and maintaining mission critical software for the organization. This position works with minimal supervision to develop complete software solutions and may also work directly with users and management to gather and/or confirm functional requirements. If you are a team-oriented individual interested in growing with an organization where you can demonstrate your talent, we'd like to hear from you! For full details about this position including qualifications and information about how to apply prior to May 25, 2012, please see the Careers Section of our website at better. together

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted F/T Line Cook and Kitchen Help BeneÂżts available to the right candidate. Apply at Benedictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse 3 SchoÂżeld Highway, Trail 250-368-3360

Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Line Cook Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave

Automotive Product Advisor Castlegar Hyundai, the fastest growing auto dealership in the Kootenays, requires a sales professional to serve our expanding clientele. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in sales gimmicks or tricks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just taking good care of customers and following good business practices. We provide excellent training and leadership, and we believe top performance deserves top pay. Additionally, we offer a full beneĂ&#x201E;ts package. We think an interest in cars and helping customers can be just as valuable as past automotive sales experience. This position is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a professional career, a professional environment, and professional-level compensation in one of the most exciting sectors anywhere. Please apply with a resumĂŠ and cover letter to: Keith Kalawsky President & General Manager Castlegar Hyundai Fax: (250) 365-5376 Email:

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale




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Help Wanted


Legal Services

BOGIE and Bacall, Waneta Plaza, is seeking a friendly, energetic, mature receptionist for permanent part-time position, eves. & weekends. Please apply in person.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to ďŹ ll a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to employment


Part-time Legal Assistant/Legal Secretary Required Send Resume to: Ghilarducci & Cromarty Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries 1309 Bay Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4A7 Fax: 250.368.6107 Email: Please submit on or before May 11, 2012

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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical


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 ďŹ&#x201A;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 Interforâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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: We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale




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Misc Services TRY OUR Bargain chicken paks! 24/7 ordering, Free Delivery! BP Hot Foods Deli 250512-9449

Painting & Decorating Garth McKinnon


Luscious Lawns: May 10 MS Project: May 10 H2S Alive: May 10 Childcare EFA: May 12 OFA Level I: May 16 MS Powerpoint: May 16 SFA with CPR C: May 19&20 Stalking the Useful Wild: May 19 Holistic Health: May 19

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


Journeyman Painter Paving/Seal/ Coating

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Garden & Lawn Siddall Garden Services



Household Services


Financial Services NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT? Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!

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

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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)

Misc Services 2 GUYS ON A ROLL painting. Quality painting. Reasonable price 250.231.2033 Dave DIRTBUSTERS Carpet cleaning, area rugs, ďŹ&#x201A;ood work, furnace & air duct cleaning, 250364-1484, 250-364-0145 MOVING / Junk 250-231-8529


SEALCOATING DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS - OIL BASED why settle for a rubberized plastic coating. Fully Insured with WCB Coverage. Free Estimates 250 354-7140

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions BC LIVESTOCK is holding a ranch equipment auction Saturday May 12th 11A.M. @ The Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Duck Range Rd. Pritchard. Equipment is showroom quality. Tractors, haying equipment, tools, tack, lots of good antiques. View Website at F.M.I Call 250-573-3939

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.45/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston


Garage Sales

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

E.TRAIL, 2040 2nd Ave. Saturday. May 5th, 9am-2pm. Toys, books, baby items.

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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



MLS# K210959

Friday, May 4 12 - 2pm 516 Portia Cres Trail $199,990




MLS# K205930

MLS# K204267

Friday, May 4 2:30 - 4pm 1180 Tamarac Ave Trail $212,000

Saturday, May 5 11am - 1pm 2120 Topping St Trail $109,500

MLS# K210143

Saturday, May 5 1:30 - 4pm 2000 Topping St Trail $159,000


MLS# K206977

Saturday May 5 11am - 1pm 8309 Hwy. 22A Trail $560,000

MLS# K211181

Sat. May 5 1:30 - 3:30pm 3161 Iris Cres. Trail $229,900

MLS# K205504

Montrose $495,000 Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


MLS# K206977

MLS# K211391

MLS# K210797

Trail $485,900

Rossland $359,900

Beaver Falls $349,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# K210392

MLS# K205398

MLS# K204952

MLS# K205444

MLS# K205510

Rural Fruitvale $339,000

Fruitvale $335,000

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

MLS# K205620

MLS# K207019

MLS# K212336

Fruitvale $274,900 Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

MLS# K203178

MLS# K210284

WarďŹ eld $259,900 Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# K206771

Beaver Falls $229,900

Fruitvale $274,500

Trail $227,000

Trail $170,600

Trail $160,000

Trail $89,000

Trail $65,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


Friday, May 4, 2012 Trail Daily Times

CLASSIFIEDS Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

E.TRAIL 1599 Columbia Ave across from Safeway (Clark St) 8am - cast iron cabin stove, house plants & more. Rain or shine. E.TRAIL Multi family 1793 Noran St. Sat. May 5, 9am-3pm FRUITVALE 1318 Columbia Garden Rd. May 5 8am GLENMERRY, 3386 Laurel Cres., Sat. May 5, 9am-2pm Multi-family. GLENMERRY, 3645 Cottonwood Drive, Saturday, May 5, 8am-2pm GLENMERRY MULTI FAMILY 3715 Woodland Dr. Sat May 5, 8am-1pm, Kids stuff, misc. Multi Family Garage Sale. Waneta Village, behind the mall on DeVito, Crema & Wright Way. May 5. 8:00 - 12noon. ROSSLAND, 2235 3rd Ave. in covered carport. Sat. May 5, 9am-1pm. No early birds. SUNNINGDALE, HUGE 929 Celia Cres. Sat.& Sun. May 5&6 Everything must go. SUNNINGDALE Huge Garage Sale! Sunday only May 6 8am1pm. 1021 Regan Cres.

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.

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

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

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Rentals Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-499-0251


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

Real Estate Houses For Sale 3bd recently renovated, all furnishings and appliances included. Large park like yard also has garage and 2 sheds. Close to beach and marina located in scenic Riondel BC Open to offers, trades considered. 250.231.7182

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Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Brand new custom designed home! 3 bdrm, 3 baths, HW Áoors, kitchen built for a chef, large covered patio, plus fenced yard!





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

$179,900 RE





3 bdrm home with newer windows, freshly painted & on a huge corner lot!

Awesome house, perfect starter or for a couple! Everything has been done just needs you to move in!



$224,900 LO Saturday, May 5 10am - 12noon

891 Monte Vista Rossland

Starting at



14 Davis Ave Fruitvale

3401 Aster Dr. Glenmerry

Friday, May 4 3 - 5pm


Excellent value! This small 1 bdrm home is in a great location close to Gyro Park and has fantastic parking (double garage).

A terriÀc 3 bdrm full basement home at a great price on a fantastic lot in a super location. New kitchen, good parking!

$289,900 W NE

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.



For this price, you can build your dream home!

$69,000 Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27


We have several building lots and land packages in all areas. Call us today for info. Prices range from $65,000 to $189,000.




A large family home on a great view lot in Fruitvale. Double garage, large rooms throughout with all you would expect in a newer home.






$189,500 Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26



$239,000 G



A great family home on a super lot in a super location near school & parks. 0.28 acres, large wrokshop with beaver creek nearby.




A good, solid home built in 1962 on a corner lot - large deck, great parking and good usable Áoor plan. You owe yourself a look. Call today!


Affordable 3 bdrm home on 4.5 acres with a barn and small creek. Great potential for a nice horse property.

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

Very well maintained 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with great yard.

$269,000 1/2


Emerald Ridge



2261 McBride St. Trail (Miral Heights)




Saturday, May 5 1:30 - 3:30pm



Great 4 bedroom family home, only a few blocks to the school.



This home is bigger than it looks with 4+ bdrms, 3 baths & a great yard!



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

Saturday, May 5 11am - 1pm

Come Check out this great home! Both the inside & out are beautiful!

East Trail


Solid home on no thru street. Heated double garage, spotless & move in ready. Quick possession available.


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



Affordable living in Rossland!

East Trail

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



Rare Ànd! 14.7 acre hobby farm plus large family home, barn and shop. Beautiful property in a unique micro climate.


Don’t take your muscles for granted. Over 50,000 Canadians with muscular dystrophy take them very seriously.





1148 Bay Ave, Trail

What a house! What a yard! Character home close to school, park & pool. Fir Áoors, gas FP, new bath, new roof!


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$189,000 RE

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

All Pro Realty Ltd.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

Misc. for Sale

It takes 11 muscles to read this ad.

SUNNINGDALE, 1bdrm. bachelor or bachelorette. TV cable included, free use of washer and dryer. Private entrance. NS. NP. $500./mo. 250-368-3055 SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. 1bth. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. Jun.1st. 250-368-3055




Beautiful 1/2 acre fully serviced lot with great sun exposure and amazing views!




Great 2 bdrm half duplex in Fruitvale with a full walk out basement and a single carport.

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

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular home w/ newer Áooring, fresh painted and updated furnace & roof. Large lot on a quiet street.

Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30


Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

$129,000 allprorealtyltdtrailbc

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing


TRAIL, 2 Bedroom suite in House. Ideal location, across from Gyro park, walk to downtown and grocery stores, schools and Hospital. Great unit for a single person. No smoking, no pets. Ref. required. 250-368-7435 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, 3bd $760 NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-368-8423

1996 29’ Class C Motorhome. Excellent condition. 67,000km. Queen Bed, shower, awning, sleeps 6, hydraulic jacks. $15,500. 250-368-3599 1997 34’ Winnebago Adventurer. Good shape. $21,500 250.364.8393 or 250.362.5179


Duplex / 4 Plex Scrap Car Removal

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


Homes for Rent

Auto Loans or

W.TRAIL, 2bd. F/S, W/D, D/W, off-street parking 2V. $800. 250-368-6818

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

Suites, Lower

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

We Will Pay You $1000 1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

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


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

Auto Financing


E.TRAIL, 1bd. F/S, W/D, $400./mo. including utilities. NS, NP. 250-364-2778


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The Village of Fruitvale

NOTICE is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Wesley Owen Hughes, aka Wesley O. Hughes, Wesley Hughes, Wes Hughes or Skip Hughes, formerly of Trail, British Columbia. That their particulars of their claims should be sent to the administrator/ executor, David T. Hughes, P.O. Box 218, Clinton, B.C. V0K 1K0, on or before June 4th, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.


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2012 PARCEL TAX ROLL TAKE NOTICE, that pursuant to Section 208 of the Community Charter, the Village of Fruitvale will have the 2012 Parcel Tax Roll available for public inspection at the Village Office located at: 1947 Beaver Street, Fruitvale BC. The roll may be inspected during regular office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A person who owns a parcel included on the parcel tax roll may request that the roll be amended respecting the following matters, but only in relation to the person’s own property: s4HEREISANERROROROMISSIONRESPECTINGANAMEOR address on the parcel tax roll s4HEREISANERROROROMISSIONRESPECTINGTHETAXABLE area s4HEREISANERROROROMISSIONRESPECTINGTHEINCLUSION of the parcel s!NEXEMPTIONHASBEENIMPROPERLYALLOWEDOR disallowed

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SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Sunday, May 6, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations; you have survived the Full Moon. Avoid important decisions about inheritances, shared property, taxes and insurance matters. (Just for today.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Well, you survived the biggest Full Moon of the year for you, and perhaps it wasn’t easy. Just relax today. This is a poor day to shop or make important decisions. Chill out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you have a desire to get better organized, don’t be hard on yourself today. Take it easy. Avoid shopping, except for food. Stay mellow. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The dust is starting to settle after yesterday’s intense Full Moon. Just go into survival mode today. Don’t attempt anything important. Easy does it.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This recent Full Moon was exhausting. Therefore, give yourself a play day. Just take it easy, and avoid important discussions with anyone. Caution about shopping, except for food. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Although you’re very keen to get things done now, try to wait a bit. Today is a poor day for important decisions and for spending money (except for food). Keep treading water. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The past few days generated some tension with the Full Moon, especially about money and possessions. Now it’s time to recuperate and replenish yourself. Just rest. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You’ll feel better now that this Full Moon has peaked in your sign. Relations with partners and close friends might still be iffy. Don’t try to patch things up, not yet. Keep a low

profile today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Work quietly on your own today if you want to continue getting better organized. Don’t make demands on others. And don’t make important decisions or major purchases. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Differences with others might have occurred lately. It’s too soon to rectify any wrongs. People need to lick their wounds today. Just rest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Do whatever you can to rebuild good relationships within the family, but don’t make any promises to anyone. Go gently, and be considerate. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The energy out there is still mildly accident-prone for you, so be careful. Today you will misplace things, forget things or not know what’s happening. It’s no big deal. Relax. YOU BORN TODAY You are an idealist and a humanitar-

ian, if you have the opportunity. You have solid values, and you care for the welfare of others as well as your own. You’re very aware that what you do (or not) contributes to your own sense of self-respect. In the year ahead, you’ll have an opportunity to study or learn something important. Be open to this. Birthdate of: George Clooney, actor; Rudolph Valentino, actor; Raquel Zimmermann, supermodel. For Monday, May 7, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Surprise opportunities to travel or explore publishing, the media, medicine and the law might drop in your lap today. Grab whatever it is, because your window of opportunity is brief. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Gifts, goodies and favors from others will come your way today. Don’t worry about attached strings. Just say, “Thank you.” GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Relations with partners and close friends will hold a few surprises today. Be ready for this. Also, you could meet a real character today. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your daily routine at work will be interrupted today because of high-tech equip-

ment. Computer crashes, power outages or the introduction of new equipment might leave you stalled in the water. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Surprise flirtations will make your day! This could be a lucky day for many of you. However, it’s a mildly accident-prone day for your children, so be alert. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your home routine will change today, perhaps due to small appliances breaking down or minor breakages. Someone unexpected might knock on your door. (Is the posse after you?) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a mildly accidentprone day for your sign, so slow down and take it easy. Pay attention to whatever you’re doing. Be aware. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Make friends with your bank account today. Something unpredictable with cash flow or possessions might take place. Try to keep track of whatever you have and own. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might feel more emotional than usual today because the Moon is in your sign. Fun, social surprises might occur; however, parents should keep an eye on their kids.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) In a way, this is a restless day for you. It’s as if you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. (Which, you know, will not fit you and be ugly.) Do something that is pleasurable and fun! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A friend could surprise you today, or alternatively, you might meet someone who is a real character. Meanwhile, group discussions might cause you to change your goals. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You suddenly will be thrust (briefly) in the limelight today. Bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs will notice you. Something unexpected or surprising will accompany this event. Be prepared. YOU BORN TODAY Even if you’re being flip, you have a dignity that others respect. Perhaps it’s because people sense you’re devoted to your values, and because of this, you never give up. You’re comedic but you also have grace and panache. You’re extremely hardworking. Good news! Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big. Birthdate of: Amy Heckerling, film director; Russell Crowe, actor; Jackie Chan, martial-arts actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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