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Pipe failure leads to water woes BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

had to reflect that sentiment. “They follow the taxpayer. People say, ‘Your taxes are high,’ it’s because, recently, residential rates are all there is,” she said. Fruitvale is considered as having a stable economic base and population due to significant family and youth influence, offsetting an aging population. The village does face some hurdles to development, including little infill opportunity (available land), small geographic area and a low assessment increase. “But we haven’t really had a lot of challenges with the economic downturn,” Cresswell said.

Water restrictions are in effect for Montrose and Beaver Falls after a break occurred in the water lines early Friday morning. The water break is due to a problem with the valves, but the reason is unclear and the cause is still under investigation, said Kevin Chartres, the village’s chief administration officer. The council needs several weeks to assess and repair the water pipe leakage that destroyed roughly 10,000 cubic metres of property on the western end of 9th Avenue on the road reserve. “It was just chaos until it got light out,” explained Chartres “We need to make sure that this never happens again, and we’re hoping to get something put together very quick.” Residents were notified about the damages on Friday afternoon, and will be updated as the situation unfolds. “We’re still assessing the damage,” added Chartres. “And we need to determine if we need another surge relief valve or not.”


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Vinnie McNeil of West Coast Amusements helps the colourful canopy rise on the kid’s merry-go-around “Bulgey” ride as the carnival crews were in the city on the Esplanade Tuesday, preparing the midway for the Silver City Days that begin today. McNeil and Caity Whitelaw (right) were part of the many crews pulling together to complete the set up in one day.


Council keeps rein on property taxes BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Fruitvale residents could be excused if they felt a hand in their wallets Monday night and it wasn’t their own. The village’s five-year financial plan — which includes the municipal budget — was delivered in council chambers and it wasn’t just local government tugging at taxpayers’ purse strings. In delivering a $4.4 million balanced budget, with an overall three per cent rise in general property taxes, the village will also be the muscle collecting tax dollars for no less than six other agencies and two

parcel taxes. The village has to collect Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and School District 20 taxes, policing taxes (RCMP), the Regional Hospital District requisition, the BC Assessment Authority and Municipal Finance Authority taxes, as well as the water and sewer parcel taxes. It’s unsavoury job, but it is made less painful for residents in the heart of the Beaver Valley knowing they will only be paying 1.5 per cent more on their total tax bill for 2012 — around $37 more on an average $215,400 assessed home. The bulk of the increase came from the sewer parcel tax, rising by

37.5 per cent ($22.50) to $82.50 on a total $2,599.52 tax bill — accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the 2012 increase — as the village looks to build a reserve for future infrastructure upgrades. In formulating the budget, which passed three readings Monday night, council was initially charged with the task of maintaining their village service levels, keep taxation increases below three per cent, and not run a deficit. However, with a tax base 95 per cent residential and no industrial tax base at all, Fruitvale chief administrative officer Lila Cresswell said to maintain high service levels and freeze business tax levels, taxation

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Former Curves owner Michelle Brown has brought back circuit training to Trail with her new venture Better Health Fitness. The all-female facility offers a complete aerobic and strength training workout in just 30 minutes. Women move from easyto-learn hydraulic resistance machines every 30 seconds, keeping a constant flow that is motivating and independent yet a shared experience. “What you do here in 30 minutes would probably take an hour in a gym because you have to sometimes wait your turn or you have to adjust the right weight for you. Whereas with resistance, you just do it at your own speed and at what`s comfortable for you,� said Brown. “You dont have somebody hovering over you, waiting or telling you to hurry up. Everybody moves at the same pace together in the same motion. � Better Health Fitness machines are designed to


work both the front and back of the body at the same time. Equipment includes familiar pieces from the leg press, stepper to bicep curler. After Curves shut down, Brown decided to get back to what she loves. Spending eight years at the former facility, managing for four and owning the business for

one year, Brown wanted to give her old clientele what they were after in a workout establishment. “I think the women need it because some women won`t go to a gym,� she said. “I`ve known these women for years, they love it and this is what they need and I`ve seen the results.�

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Partnership bridges gaps for victims of violence BY BREANNE MASSEY



Better Health Fitness owner Michelle Brown and employee Chelsea Andrews are pumped up about providing an all-female circuit training centre in Trail once again.

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Battered women may have been forced to pay the price during a brief hiatus when victim services in Greater Trail did not exist, but a local partnership could change that. The Trail Family and

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will aid women in the community who have probably been working with either the WINS Transition House or Second Stage Housing programs who feel ready to work through the hurdles of gaining employment. “We are targeting the program to 10 individuals in the first year,� said Carol Corbett, employment and human resources services coordinator at the Skills Centre. “For those participants who feel ready, there will be a work experience component at the end. We anticipate the entire program will take six to eight months to complete on a part-time basis.� According to

Corbett, similar bridging programs exist for women throughout the province, but despite “two previous cohorts� in Trail, it has been years since previous programs were being used. She said previous programs were only used as “one-time contracts� that were fulltime with an “intensive� model. “The project that we will deliver is somewhat modified from original programs which were operated on more of a full time basis,� said Corbett. “We have not officially started yet as we are in the process of working with FAIR to identify the participants. But, we anticipate the women

will leave the program with improved employability skills, possibly certificate training as required and work experience. And when the program is completed, they will be able to receive on-going employment related supports.� She stressed that it’s an employment program, not a women’s resource centre. The staff will teach participants a series of “how to...� skills, as well as personal planning, goal setting, building self-esteem and overcoming abuse tactics. It will deliver employment related components such as career assessments, job search skills and resume writing.

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Fire crews extinguish blaze BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

A Fruitvale homeowner was burning leaves Tuesday morning when wind pushed the flames over to her house. The fire traveled from the homeowner’s lawn, to a shrub near her home and damaged the front side of the house and the attic. Fire crews from Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale responded quickly and had the blaze on Old Salmo Road under control. “It was a quick knock-down and the house was saved,” said Terry Martin, fire chief of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Dispatch. “The damage was limited and there was no injuries.” Martin emphasized that homeowners need to keep a hose and shovel nearby if they’re burning leaves. The estimated damages of the property are currently unknown, but the owners have insurance.


Mill co-owner strikes a deal BY GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star

Springer Creek Forest Products’ co-owner has a potential deal to sell “certain assets” to Montreal’s Stella Jones Inc., but it’s unclear if the Slocan mill is part of it. Reached on his cell phone Monday, Brisco Wood Preservers CEO Peter Mason said a non-disclosure agreement prevents him from going into specifics. “I’m not in a position to talk about it,” he said. “A lot of balls are in motion and it will be a while before I can make any announcement.” Last week, Stella-Jones, which makes pressure treated wood products for railways and utility companies, said it had signed “a non-binding letter of intent to acquire certain pole treating assets of Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd.” The deal, if finalized, is expected to close in July and is subject to normal conditions including a purchase agreement. However, Stan McMaster, president of United Steelworkers local 1-405, which represents employees at the idle Slocan mill, doubts it’s part of the transaction. “There’s nothing there as far as I can find out,” he said. “If there is, I’m hoping they’ll let me know as soon as possible.” McMaster asked Mason about the transaction on Friday but received the same confidentiality line. Based on the wording of the news release, however, which alludes to “pole treating assets,” he doesn’t think the mill is likely involved. McMaster says he couldn’t guess when or whether the mill, which has been sidelined for a year, will start up again. “There’s no way of telling. I know there are problems with waste material and chips. It’s a combination of a whole bunch of things. Whether they can resolve them, I have no idea.” McMaster said most Springer employees have two years of seniority retention, and some senior people were still working as of last August. Brisco bought the Slocan mill in partnership with Sunshine Logging Ltd. of Kaslo in 2005 from Canfor.


The water damage was evident in and around Montrose following a water break on Friday. The erosion from 1000m3 of water caused extensive damage. Meanwhile, the village is still investigating the cause while residents of Montrose and Beaver Falls have been placed on water restrictions and a boil advisory.

Water restrictions in place FROM PAGE 1 In the interim, the Beaver Falls Waterworks District is supplying the residents with water, and it’s unknown whether it can maintain the burden. Stage 3 Water Restrictions are in place and an advisory requires residents to boil water in Beaver Falls and Montrose. The restrictions ban residents from

them won’t be known until the water has been chlorinated. Council is monitoring the water levels, damage and the use of power this week and expects to make a decision about how to tackle the issue once more analysis has been gathered. Chartres expects to issue progress reports after three contractors provide the cost for engineer rates.

Following the path of the tax dollars FROM PAGE 1 Over half of the $2.3 million property tax levy for 2012 the village takes in goes to two sources: the regional district and the school district. The regional district leads the way with a $690,412 grab — around 30 per cent — while 25 per cent of the tax bill will be for the school district, with around $561,935 collected, General taxation for the village sits third at 21.5 per

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washing vehicles, running garden hoses or watering their lawns with anything other than an underground sprinkler. But, another group of people will also be devastated by the disaster. The Trail Horseman’s Society has been paying an annual user fee for water for several years, but it will need to find another option for water in the future. Chartres said that options for

cent of the bill ($490,927), with the water parcel tax accounting for 14.8 per cent ($338,850) and policing coming in at three per cent ($70,497). The sewer parcel tax ($64,928), regional hospital ($46,491), the BC Assessment Authority ($12,819) and the Municipal Finance Authority ($40) round out the rest of the takers. Who provides the services?

The village shares the cost of providing a lot of the services Fruitvale residents enjoy with the regional district, since the financial benefit of servicing on a bigger scale is advantageous. Water treatment, the cemetery, recreation, regional parks and trails are all shared services with the regional district. Regional costs are determined through the village’s regional director, with the village’s share of the overall

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Enderby politicians don’t want smart meters forced on to residents. Council voted Monday to ask B.C. Hydro to initiate an opt-out program for the contentious remote monitoring devices. “Many communities have agreed to do that already,” said Mayor Howie Cyr. “We want to address the concerns of many residents out there.”

Council is also asking the Interior Health Authority to conduct tests on radiation levels in the community. B.C. Hydro has not indicated if customers will be allowed to opt out of meters. If that were to occur, customers would have to pay for traditional meter reading methods. Citizens for Safe Technology, which has asked for a ban on the devices, claims microwave radiation exposure can create a range of health issues,

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Apology issued for internment Japanese citizens sent to Kootenays during World War II BY TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA – Toshio Suzuki postponed a cancer treatment to be at the B.C. legislature Monday, to witness a formal apology for the province’s role in the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Suzuki was seven years old in the spring of 1942 when he an his family were ordered off their 16-acre strawberry farm in Pitt Meadows and put on a train at Port Hammond. Along with his parents and two older siblings, he worked in the sugar beet fields of Manitoba until six years after the end of the conflict. “The timing is perfect today, because it is the 70th anniversary of the internment,” Suzuki said as he joined other former internees at a reception at the legislature Monday. “It’s also the 30th anniversary of when the constitution was repatriated back to Canada, which includes the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Those two, for me, kind of tie it all together.” As with the assets other Japanese-Canadians, the Suzuki family farm was sold off and the proceeds went towards the cost of internment camps in the Kootenays and elsewhere. Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto introduced a motion to apologize Monday, with unanimous support. Yamamoto told the legislature how her father was removed from high school in Vancouver and interned along with 21,000


North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto chats with Toshio Suzuki at the B.C. legislature, after a unanimous vote to formally apologize to Japanese Canadians for their internment and loss of property during World War II. Canadians of Japanese descent, 14,000 of whom were born in Canada. Men were separated from their families and put on work crews for farming or building roads and railways. Women, children and seniors were sent to camps in the B.C. Interior, including Greenwood, Sandon, New Denver and Slocan in the Kootenays. After the war ended, Japanese Canadians were offered a choice to settle east of the Rocky Mountains or be deported back to Japan. The right to live on the West Coast and vote in Canadian elections was restored to them in 1949.


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An 18-year-old Terrace woman has been given a $500 reward for finding a wallet containing $2,000 in cash at the Walmart McDonald’s last week. McDonald’s employee Chera Daigneault found the wallet sitting on a table near the window, picked it up, and looked inside.

“I brought it to my manager right away,” she said. She, two other employees and the manager each counted the cash before locking the wallet and its contents into the store safe. Chera said she didn’t think anything of returning the wallet with all the cash inside. “It’s policy,” she

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said. “Why wouldn’t I? I didn’t even think about it.” But the man who’s wallet she found did think something about her actions. After the wallet was given to the RCMP and its owner was located, he sought Daigneault out to thank her. “He told me there were things in the wallet he couldn’t replace,” Daigneault explained, noting medical information he needed among other things. “I didn’t want to take it, but he insisted it was a gift,” she said

of the reward the man provided. The money will come in handy when Daigneault moves to Alberta to attend a nursing school later this year. “I’m so glad we found it and someone didn’t take his money because that would have been awful,” she said. Terrace RCMP Constable Angela Rabut said it took a bit of effort on the part of officers to return the wallet. The man lives in Rosswood and does not have a phone, she said.

The wallet was delivered to the Rosswood General Store and the man contacted them from there, Rabut added. A second wallet that was lost was also turned into the detachment last week and safely returned to its owner. “All we had was a fax/phone number so the officer sent a fax and the woman came to the detachment and said she received a fax,” said Rabut of the wallet’s owner. “People are really very good,” said Rabut of the safe return of the two wallets to their owners.


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MP pushes for tanning bed age limits THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. - Conservative MP James Bezan is hoping to make that pre-prom visit to the tanning salon a thing of the past for Canadian teens. Just as the American media dissect the details of a New Jersey mother charged with bringing her five-year-old into a tanning booth, Bezan is pushing for age limits on the use of the devices. Bezan’s private member’s bill would ban the use of tanning beds and booths for Canadians under the age of 18. It would also require warning signs to be posted in salons, and labels to be affixed to tanning equipment. An unnaturally orange-coloured New Jersey woman was charged with child endangerment last week when she allegedly brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, a story that has gone viral internationally. Bezan, whose wife Kelly successfully fought melanoma twice in the past, said it’s alarming how many young people are being diagnosed with a disease that used to be most common among seniors. “This time of year, leading up to grad, we’re

seeing more and more teenagers - and not just girls - making use of tanning equipment,� said Bezan, who says he and his wife had used tanning beds in their younger years. “That is a disturbing fact, and also that melanoma is the number three cancer among women under the age of 30.� An age limit on indoor tanning has already been put in place in Nova Scotia, and British Columbia announced similar legislation in March. The Ontario NDP’s health critic has her own private members’ bill with the same goal. The Joint Canadian Tanning Association, which represents the indoor tanning industry, has been calling for provincial regulations that would strengthen voluntary guidelines. Those guidelines include parental consent for those under 18, not an outright ban. The association would also like to see better regulation on certification and training for those who sell tanning services. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared tanning equipment a known carcinogen.



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Roar over Jets’ tickets continues THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - Despite assurances that the Manitoba government’s liquor agency has been giving away NHL tickets to its customers, many of the passes appear to have gone to senior agency staff, and some have gone to a cabinet minister’s office. The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission has been questioned about its tickets since March 21, when acting president Roman Zubach told a legislature commit-

tee the agency spends $250,000 a year to advertise at Winnipeg Jets games. As part of the deal, the commission receives 10 season tickets - a total of 440 tickets when broken down into individual games. Zubach told the committee the tickets are used for promotional purposes, “in other words, for our customers.� But documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation under the province’s freedom of

information law seem to tell a different story. The documents include a general breakdown of where each ticket went: 188 tickets went to the corporation’s head office staff, another 62 went to executives, and 66 went to board members. “I think it would be better for these tickets to be made available to the public rather than politicians and senior staff receiving them,� Colin Craig, Manitoba director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said Tuesday.

CALGARY - Out-of-control feral rabbits, once at risk of being put to death in an Alberta mountain community, may end up living “hoppily� ever after. Canmore, a picturesque town located 110 kilometres west of Calgary on the eastern edge of Banff National Park, made international headlines and faced the wrath of animal lovers last year for its plan to destroy about 2,000 rabbits. The rabbits were originally pets but were released in the 1990s and started doing what bunnies do best. Canmore officials say the population grew to the point where there was one rabbit for every six people in the town of 12,000. The town has said the rabbits are too plentiful and could attract cougars and coyotes looking for an easy snack. Canmore originally hired a contractor to trap the long-eared animals and was planning to have them euthanized. However, a deal with an animal rescue group, the Earth Animal Rescue Society (EARS), was worked out and all of the rabbits so far have gone there. An update by the town on its feral rabbit man5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:

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Bullying has become a social cancer


hey sit there, s h o u l d e r s slumped, eyes downcast, and when they speak it’s with a flat, tired voice. They look as if they’ve had the stuffing kicked out of them. If not physically beaten, they were verbally beaten up. They’ve been bullied. Who is “they”? “They” can be a small child, a teenager, an adult. “They” can be any age, colour, race, gender. In short, “they” can be anyone. No-one is immune from bullying. Some can handle bullying, and it doesn’t seem to affect them very much or for very long. Some can cope, but it still affects them for days or weeks. Others can barely cope, and they suffer for months or years. For a tragic few, it’s fatal. Literally. It’s called bullycide. Not only can bullying happen to anyone, it can happen anywhere: at home, at school, at work, at play. While that’s not a comforting thought, what

is downright alarming is how frequently bullying happens. In some situations, it’s even considered “normal”. Have you ever been told, “Don’t worry about it. Every kid is bullied at school.” Or, “If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” Bullying is not “normal”. Something that destroys social relationships is not “normal”. Something that destroys a person’s confidence and self-image is not “normal”. Something that reduces a person’s ability to think and to communicate is not “normal”. It’s dangerous. Bullying is a social cancer. Why do I say that bullying is a social cancer? Because bullying is as insidious and as dangerous as cancer. Because bullying has more than one cause, just like cancer. Because bullying damages everyone it touches, just like cancer – whether directly by being the bully or the bullied, or indirectly by being a bystander or



by being the mother/father/child/brother/sister/ friend of someone who’s being bullied. Because dealing with bullying is tough. Bullying can be as deadly as cancer. Cancer can kill; bullying can kill by forcing the bullied one into a situation where they believe they have no way to escape the bullying except by committing suicide (i.e., bullycide). Even at non-lethal levels, bullying has serious effects. Those who are bullied suffer all the effects of extreme or longterm exposure to stress.

Not only are they more susceptible to depression and disease, they make poor decisions and perform poorly at school and at work. How much bullying is going on? A conservative estimate is that one in four people is bullied. Surveys of school bullying are often higher than that. A 2006 study on workplace bullying indicates that one quarter of those studied were bullied at work. (Lutgen-Sandvik, Tracy and Alberts, 2007) Society’s goal is to cure all instances of cancer. We can do the same with bullying. Because bullying is learned behaviour, we can learn better ways to handle difficult situations. We can learn to stop bullying in its tracks when it is just starting. Bullies can learn better ways to deal with people. Those who are bullied can learn how to effectively deal with bullying without turning into a bully themself. Bystanders can learn how to intervene.

When dealing with a difficult situation or under attack, we need to recognize what it is we’re dealing with. We are becoming aware of how pervasive and how pernicious bullying is. The new film documentary, The Bully, is a window into school bullying. There are many television specials about bullying and many internet sites devoted to dealing with bullying. We also need to reflect on the situation. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of scientists, academics and practitioners who are studying and analyzing bullying in schools, in the workplace, and all the other places where people gather, such as in the home and at sports events. We need to respond appropriately and effectively. And we’re learning how to do that. It can be done. We’ve already started, and we will get there. Anne E McTavish is a Calgary-based lawyer.

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Volunteering not just a teacher’s job There are those upset with teachers for not continuing extra-curricular activities, concluding that those who want to be considered professional need to to do so. Let us follow this logic. Is your doctor any less professional because they refuse to make volunteer house calls after office hours? Is your lawyer any less professional because they won’t give you free legal advice well after they should be home? How about that mechanic, less professional if they don’t come over and fix your car for free on a Sunday afternoon. Why are teachers less professional if they don’t give of their own free time? What about those teachers that are like many of us, doing volunteer service away from our jobs. So why has volunteering at

schools become the professional standard for teachers? What it has become is the dumping ground for our society. They have had to take on what society no longer is prepared to do. We are told that, without teachers volunteering, kids will not play sports, get hefty scholarships, exercise, participate in theatre, experience camp-outs, graduation parties, cruises, trips overseas, or visits to the parliament buildings. Many businesses will go broke if a teacher doesn’t give up his weekend away from his family. Many kids will go hungry and have no clothing to wear if teachers don’t volunteer. These use to be jobs of parents and other community volunteers. Maybe we should rethink this volunteer gig. Instead of demanding that teachers give

countless hours outside of teaching we should thank them for the time they do volunteer for us. While the government has chosen to demonize these people maybe society should just be thankful for what we get, be feeling guilty to be expecting more, and then expect more from ourselves. Volunteer service does not define a teacher as a professional – any more than it defines the rest of us - this is their way to give back to society as members of our community – and giving back to society is not the sole domain of teachers. You and I could do the same. What are you doing after school on Friday or this weekend? Want to look after 30 kids? Bruce McCloy Langley

When is censorship appropriate? An editorial from the Amherst Daily News William Swinimer is making headlines across the country. The Chester Basin Grade 12 student has been suspended from his Nova Scotia high school, Forest Heights Community School, for wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Life is wasted without Jesus.” At issue is the judgment implied by the slogan. School officials claim they have the right to curtail displaying messages that may offend the beliefs of others. Swinimer’s shirt is clearly judgmental: suggesting anyone not believing in his deity, Jesus, is wasting his or her life. Students have the right to feel insulted, and the right to engage in peaceful conversations with Swinimer about his

beliefs. What they don’t have the right to do is insist their eyes are never affronted by an opinion they don’t like. Let’s be clear: Swinimer comes off badly in this debate. His T-shirt may be viewed as obnoxious by some. Yes, he’s fighting for the right to express himself, and we back that fight. This student could choose to wear a shirt expressing something positive about his Christian faith. Instead, he made a decidedly un-Christian gesture: casting the first stone by openly judging others. However, free societies flourish when we endorse a free market of ideas. And schools should be one of the places children learn that lesson. The urge to make education facilities an oasis of banal calm needs to be resisted.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES FRANKO (NEE CRUMLY), ELAINE CLARA — was born on April 9, 1951 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and passed away suddenly on May 6, 2012 in Fruitvale, BC. Elaine is predeceased by both of her parents, Charles and Pat Crumly and her sister Brenda Rabey. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert and her children Tim and Tina and grandchild Natasha. Elaine loved to cook and enjoyed her time at Little T’s. She volunteered with the Childrens Development Centre Telethon and was a foster parent for many years. Elaine was a loving and caring woman, a mother figure to many. She will be greatly missed by all. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 11 at 10:30am at Mountainview Cemetery in Rossland with a visitation prior at 9:00am at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services in Trail. A luncheon will be held at the Beaver Valley Baptist Church 515 11th Ave, Montrose, BC at noon, just after the Burial service. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, your donations to the trust fund that has been set up at Kootenay Savings would be greatly appreciated. *** FISCHER, BRIAN RICHARD — March 23, 1949 to April 28, 2012. Brian passed away peacefully with his family at his side. Survived by his wife Marjorie, sons Ryan (Julie) and Shaun, and precious grand-daughters Naomi and Reina. Also survived by brothers Ken (Pam), Bruce (Cheryl), sisters Carol (Wally), Charlotte (Richard), and many nieces and nephews and extended family and many old friends. Predeceased by mom Rose, and father William, many aunts and uncles and a dear friend and brother-in-law, Mel Simister. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.


Author penned ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Maurice Sendak didn’t think of himself as a children’s author, but as an author who told the truth about childhood. “I like interesting people and kids are really interesting people,” he explained last fall. “And if you didn’t paint them in little blue, pink and yellow, it’s even more interesting.” Sendak, who died early Tuesday, at 83, four days after suffering a stroke, revolutionized children’s books and how we think about childhood . “From their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions - fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can,” he said upon receiving the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for “Where the Wild Things Are.” “And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.”


Laughter is the best medicine THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - Nimrod Eisenberg never wanted to enter the family business medicine. He went to theatre school against his parents’ wishes. He worked as an actor, an acrobat and a circus clown - fields far removed from the careers of his parents, his father being a doctor and his mother a midwife. But the fates had other plans for him. That pull of destiny, or perhaps of heredity, brought Eisenberg closer to mom and dad, in his own unique way. The Israeli man is now a professional “medical clown” - a red-nosed bringer of cheer to couples with fertility problems. “I was the one who ran away from the family destiny, who did not want to go work in a hospital,” he said last Thursday. “Eventually, in a twist of fate, I’m immersed in hospitals, doctors and nurses.” Medical clowning is part of a broader Israeli project Eisenberg joined 10 years ago called Dream Doctors, which brings “clowning therapy” to hospitals. It’s based on the idea that the presence of clowns during medical treatment can help improve patients’ success rate. He and his partner-inclown, Jerome Arous, arrived in big floppy shoes and bright red noses at the Royal Victoria Hospital’s fertility wing in Montreal last Thursday, hoping to bring some levity to patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatments. The head of the fertility centre is withholding judgment. There has been an Israeli study showing some benefit to the practice, but Dr. Hananel Holzer says he has yet to see a large enough study that confirms any medical impact from clowns. “Is it really true? I am not convinced. Not yet,” Holzer


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Medical clowns Nimrod Eisenberg (right) and Jerome Arous are shown at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal in a recent photo. Eisenberg never wanted to enter the family business - medicine. The young man, who comes from a family of doctors in Israel, dreamed of being a street performer and he became a clown. said. “Of course we are all skeptical when we hear this. “But the main objective is to make patients feel better, to see a smile on their face.” The mood in the waiting room did become noticeably lighter Thursday as Eisenberg cradled and rocked a teapot under his arm - which he called his “clown baby” - and joked with patients and nurses. He even dropped to one knee to dramatically serenade one woman, who laughed in delight. Later, with reporters, Eisenberg peeled off the rubber clown nose to speak earnestly about his passion for the unconventional profession. He swears it’s no joke, and

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can actually make a real difference in people’s lives, just like his mom and dad have. “The art of clowning, of improvisation and acting on the spot... I believe it can make a huge difference in therapy and treatment, both of children and of adults,” he said. “When the spirit is up, when people are happy... they receive the treatment better.” The 37-year-old performer from Tel Aviv takes the job of clowning quite seriously; he even holds a degree in “medical clowning” - yes, it’s an actual bona-fide bachelor’s degree - from the University of Haifa in Israel. The school’s website shares a story about the work gradu-

different experience. Restaurant manager Aaron Hayes says Shireen Anderson entered the coffee shop Tuesday, saying she was expecting a baby and didn’t feel well. Staff were soon gath-

ates did in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. It quotes one of the commanders of the Israeli relief team: “What is a clown doing here?” It goes on to say that this stern commander broke into a smile upon hearing the explanation, to which clown Dudi Barashi is quoted saying: “You see! If you are smiling now, when we are surrounded by this tragedy, then I suppose I am doing my work.” That same principle is being applied to couples undergoing fertility treatments. At the reproductive medical unit of the McGill University Hospital Centre, Holzer says a little positivity can lighten an otherwise serious situation. “Going through fertility treatments is very difficult for couples,” he said. “Studies show it’s like undergoing chemotherapy - the amount of stress that the couple goes through.” “The goal is to make the patients feel better, to put a smile on their face.” One patient, Alessandra Suzzi, said she had been to the clinic many times, and had undergone successful IVF treatments there in the past; she has a two-year-old son, Leonardo, and is hoping for another child. She said the clowns’ visit managed to brighten what might have been a stressful day. “They make me forget about issues, about problems, you know? They make me smile,” said Suzzi. “This is the most important thing, starting the day with a smile and positive feelings.” When asked specifically why clowns are chosen for this kind of pre-treatment therapy, Eisenberg had a simple answer. They can be stubborn - as stubborn as the call of medical duty. “You can’t stop a clown,” he said. “Even for myself, I can’t help it.”

ering towels and one of them, Judy Glenn, helped the woman deliver her daughter in the women’s washroom. Hayes says a 911 dispatcher helped by giving instructions over the phone. Minutes later,

EMS arrived to take the woman and the baby girl to hospital. “The lady’s OK. The baby’s OK,” Hayes said. “Didn’t have time to wait for EMS. We decided to take care of the situation right away.”

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LIFESTYLES Do zero-alcohol laws work on young drivers? THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - Half of Canada’s provinces now have a zero-alcohol policy for young drivers, with Quebec becoming the fifth to join in on no-alcohol legislation along with Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. While proponents of the new rule call it a step in the right direction, it’s not yet clear how effective the measure has been in deterring young people from drinking and getting behind the wheel. Since the legislation was enacted on April 15, Quebec drivers under age 22 caught with a blood-alcohol level over zero face some of the tough-

est drunk-driving penalties in the country - an immediate three-month suspension of their licence, fines up to $600 and a loss of four demerit points. Despite the stiff penalties, some young people are still choosing to drink and drive. In an undercover operation, Montreal’s La Presse newspaper found that more than half the young designated drivers they tested had some alcohol in their system while leaving local bars. Stephane Maurais, a director at Alcohol Prevention Canada, said he was surprised at the number of young people who were over the limit. “In their mind, having one or two beers is something accept-

able,” he said. Young people who drink and drive are at high risk of collision - 45 per cent of young drivers who are killed on the road had been drinking, compared to the average of 37 per cent for all drivers, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Canadian provinces that have implemented the legislation have, according to sources MADD says it has consulted, seen percentage decreases in the double digits for impaired driving accidents in youths. The decreases have ranged from 20 to 25 per cent, according to Murie - although MADD could not point to any publicly available statistics.


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Approaching the final chapter Professionals trained in palliative care support families and patients so that they have a dignified and peaceful death. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Joe and Yvonne an elderly couple from Castlegar had a very close relationship. They spent their days together cooking, gardening, fishing, and golfing. Then, after they had been married for 65 years Yvonne was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer in the lymph nodes. Yvonne’s illness

did not slow her down immediately; she was a very strong woman who took pride in doing things independently. As time progressed, Yvonne could not do as many things and she required more assistance from Joe. When Yvonne’s condition worsened they sold their house and moved into an assisted living apartment where they could receive more

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support. The support included cleaning and meal preparation, as well as nursing care provided by homecare nurses. During the last three weeks of her life, Yvonne stayed at home with visits from a nurse who provided nursing care that included pain control and other comfort measures to ease her suffering. Family members took turns staying with her and provided comfort to both Yvonne and Joe. Yvonne had a peaceful death, relatively free of pain and with her family at her side to support her. During this most difficult of times, Yvonne and Joe were the recipients of what is commonly referred to as “palliative care�. Familiar to some, many are unsure of what exactly the term entails. Palliative care is an approach in which a patient’s quality of life is improved during the end of life by providing emotional, physical, and spiritual support. It also assists patients suffering from cancer, chronic disease, and other progressive illnesses and is the last journey an individual will take. Professionals trained in palliative care can support families and patients so that they have a dignified and peaceful

death. Moreover, palliative care does not end when someone dies. It is available for the family after a death occurs if they require

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One method to improve palliative care in the region would include a freestanding hospice, which would support the community by providing care for palliative patients. A hospice is a building where patients can spend their final stage of life in a safe and comfortable environment supported by nurses and doctors. A hospice would allow for patients who do not have the ability to be at home during their final stages to be in a place that feels much more like home compared to a hospital setting. A patient may not be able to stay at home because their symptoms are not controlled or there is not enough caregiver support. Other initiatives could include more assigned hospital and residential care home beds for palliative care without a daily charge because many people do not have family or financial abilities to pay for private overnight home support. In April a Regional Palliative Care course was held in Rossland. This course was designed at an advance practice level for primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists and social workers. Dr. Deb Braithwaite and Linda Cliff from Victoria Hospice Society were the keynote speakers. Some of the topics covered were advanced pain management, delirium, sedation, care of nontraditional diagnosis such as lung disease and heart failure, and dying at home. This course was provided to support health care professionals in understanding and managing symptoms and to provide information on holistic support for palliative patients in the Kootenays. they want, rather than just assuming that she knows what they want. Working with palliative patients as a student can often be a very challenging experience. From our experience, providing palliative care was rewarding and offered students with the chance to work with many different health care

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professionals, including social workers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurses and doctors. Palliative care teaches a student about physically caring for a palliative patient’s symptoms as well as how to help patients cope with emotional and spiritual stressors. By gaining experience with relational practice, students have felt more comfortable in supporting families through this challenging time. A daughter of a palliative patient explained that her experience with palliative care was very positive and that the nurses provided excellent care to her mother. “Caring for a dying person is multifunctional. You have to look at physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of caring,� the daughter explained. “It is emotionally challenging for all family members involved�. Rylee Brodman and Jessie Longston are third year nursing students at Selkirk College/ University of Victoria

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New coach makes big splash BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

With a new coach and renewed enthusiasm, the Trail Stingrays Swim Club officially dove into a competitive summer swimming season this week. Rossland resident Samme Beatson moves from the pool to the pool deck as she takes over coaching duties from Ryan Gurney this year. “I feel really comfortable on the pool deck, because I’ve been teaching already and helping out at the swim club,” said Beatson, a certified swim instructor and level 1 Swim Canada coach. Beatson swam competitively for the Stingrays since novice, and if she can translate her success in the pool to coaching, the team is in very good hands. Last year, she won the grand aggregate in virtually every meet and took home three medals, two silver

and a bronze, at the Provincial swim meet in Burnaby. Beatson says she will compete this season as well, but it is no longer her top priority. “I am hoping that I can get most of my kids to the provincials, and if I go, I hope to do well as well, but my main focus is on the kids this year for sure.” The Stingray’s coach will concentrate on making her swimmers technically sound, while generating team building to make a cohesive and happy group. One of her greatest assets is her familiarity with the swimmers and how to get the best out of them. “I know 90 per cent of the kids,” said Beatson. “I already know what their best stroke is, and what their biggest technical issues are so I can just start helping them right away.” The Rays have about a month of training before they dial up the pace by hitting eight swim meets in nine weeks with the first one

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The junior swimmers of the Trail Stingrays swim team take a break after new coach Samme Beatson put them through a good workout at the Aquatic Centre Sunday. on the starting blocks in Nelson, June 2-3. The team has the same core of swimmers as last year, and look to duplicate or improve on a season in which they won five of eight meets including their

third straight Regional title. “I think we’re going to do really well this year,” said Beatson. “My major goal for the year is to have everyone swimming with proper technique and

then with that is going to come great things, it just follows.” Assisting Beatson is Cody Flegel of Rossland, who swam competitively at the national level before retiring recently.


Rogues exact revenge on Trail Colonials BY TIMES STAFF In the second game of the Kootenay Rugby Union regular season, the Trail Colonials took on heated rival Rogues in Cranbrook Saturday. The teams battled each other in the KRU finals the last two years with Trail taking the most recent title. But with revenge on their minds, the Rogues rolled to a 26-17 victory. “It was disappointing in that we gave up more than we needed to,” said Colonial captain Bryan Lauzon. Both teams played shorthanded but the Rogues put up an early try and sunk

the convert to go up 7-0. The Colonials responded with a try by Kyle Hohert off a penalty set-piece and a botched field goal attempt by Lauzon. Play got off to a chippy start with both teams conceding unnecessary penalties at times. Cranbrook added another converted try taking a 14-5 lead into the second. The half got off to a bad start for the Colonials, as broken plays resulted in two quick Cranbrook trys. However, the Colonials answered with strong territorial play for the remainder of the game. Rookie centre John Foley broke the Cranbrook line and touched down the

first of two trys by the Trail backs. The Colonials came close once more on a broken play that nearly went end to end but was stopped by a desperate shirt tackle by the Cranbrook scrumhalf. A few mistakes nullified good play by the Colonials and it may come back to haunt them later in the season. The match was scrum captain Kyle Hohert’s last as a Colonial. This is Hohert’s third season with the Colonials. “He’s going to be tough to replace,”said Lauzon, “Some of the other guys are going to need to step up now that he’s leaving.”

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In what has become a dirty word for some, a good idea for others, the Beaver Valley Minor Hockey Association finally voted for amalgamation. Members of the BVMHA met in Fruitvale on Thursday at its annual general meeting to vote on the merger with Rossland-Trail Minor Hockey Association. When the ballots were counted, 87.1 percent voted in favour of amalgamation, with 88 for and 13 against while four abstained. “I think if we can work together we can really be strong . . . we have a lot of workers in our association that are willing to put in time and energy to make it work, and I think they (RTMHA) do too, and if we can put those two together it can be great,” said BVMHA vice president Dara Waterstreet. In a January ballot, 71 per cent of members voted for the motion, and while it was significantly more than the 61 per cent that cast in favour of it last May, it was short of the 75 per cent necessary. The amalgamation means both associations will disband and create a new society based on a constitution created by the Futures Committee in preparation for last year’s vote. It includes forming a 24-person executive with eight members from each Beaver Valley, Trail, and Rossland. The ultimate goal is to form a new Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association before September, but with a relatively short timeline, the merger may not happen until the following year, said Waterstreet. “Everything new has its share of bumps and bruises along the way, but its just about working together to keep it moving positively.” Earlier in the week, the executive offered parents an opportunity to voice their concerns to the BVMHA executive at a meeting at the Beaver Valley Library. Rossland-Trail Minor Hockey voted in favour of amalgamation in last May’s vote but it is unclear whether another ballot is required.


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Latvia shuts out Italy’s Trail ties STOCKHOLM – Trail native Trevor Johnson and Fruitvale’s Pat Iannone suffered a setback at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship as their Italian national team lost 5-0 to Latvia Tuesday. Italy made it back into the elite tournament when the pair of local boys helped the Azurri hockey club go undefeated in the IIHF Div. 1 Hockey Championship in Budapest, Hungary last April. Iannone has skated in Europe for almost nine years while Johnson has played there for six. Despite the loss to Latvia and an earlier 3-0 loss to Germany, the Italians surprised Denmark with a 4-3

overtime win which puts them in good position to avoid relegation. Meanwhile, the Latvians stayed in the hunt for a quarter-final berth, picking up their sixth point in the Stockholm group. The Italian effort wasn’t the same as it was in the victory over Denmark. “It was disappointing not bringing the momentum into tonight’s game,� said Italy’s Vincent Rocco on the IIHF website. Ronalds Kenins, Oskars Bartulis, and Miks Indrasis all chipped in a goal and an assist apiece for Latvia, and Gints Meija and Krisjanis Redlihs added singles. Indrasis, a 21-year-old

World Championship rookie, is off to a hot start with five points in three games. Captain Janis Sprukts felt there was still room for improvement: “We didn’t play our best game. We played more bad than good even though the result showed different. On balance, I thought we could have played better.� Latvian goalie Edgars Masalskis recorded his fifth career World Championship shutout as his teammates outshot Italy 35-23. Next up, Italy faces Norway today, and Latvia takes on the JIM BAILEY PHOTO Czechs on Thursday. “We have to forget about Close to 40 ballplayers hit Butler Park on the weekend for American Legion tryouts. this game and regroup,� said Coaches put the players through the paces to determine the line ups for the Trail Rocco. “We have a big game Jays AAA, the Diamondbacks AA, and Phillies A squads. tomorrow against Norway.�


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Coyotes are howling in Glendale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLENDALE, Ariz. - Battered and beaten down from a brutal stretch on the road, the Phoenix Coyotes reeled off 11 straight wins in February, knocking off some of the best teams in hockey. The streak became the impetus for their current run, one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken them farther than any other team in the franchiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 33-year NHL history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we went on that streak in February, we thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We can beat anybody now,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure looking that way. Needing a big push to get into the playoffs, the




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IOC considers retro-sampling THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON - Eight years later, the IOC will likely retest doping samples from the Athens Olympics to catch any drug cheats who may have avoided detection. With the frozen samples set to be destroyed this summer after eight years in storage, IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Olympic body is likely to retest some for substances that can now be detected - including insulin and human growth hormone. “I think we will do something,” he said. “In all likelihood, yes.” The International Olympic Committee has previously retested samples from the 2006 Winter Games in Turin and 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. The Turin samples came back negative, while the Beijing retests led to five athletes being caught for use of CERA, an advanced version of the bloodboosting drug EPO. Rashid Ramzi of Bahrain was retroactively stripped of his gold medal in the 1,500 metres. Doping samples from each Olympics are stored for eight years to allow for them to be reanalyzed once new testing methods are validated. The eight-year period for Athens will expire Aug. 29, the date the games closed in 2004. The Athens samples are stored at the doping lab in Lausanne, Switzerland. The move to retest comes after the World AntiDoping Agency sent a letter to the IOC requesting that the samples be checked again based on the emergence of new testing methods since 2004. “This is the very message that we wanted when we asked people to store (samples) for eight years,” WADA director general David Howman told the AP on Tuesday. “If you cheated and you thought you got away with it, you might have to think again. Don’t look yourself in the mirror until the eight years are up.” The Athens Games produced a record 26 doping cases, more than double the previous Olympic high of 12 at Los Angeles in 1984. Six medallists , including two gold winners, were caught in Athens from among 3,600 tests. Now there is a possibility of even more cheats being added to the list. “You’ve got to look and see what are the purposes of doing storage,” Howman said. “It is really to allow retesting because science has got better. If we don’t use that, then we’ve wasted a lot of money.” How many and which samples to test and which drugs to search for are issues that remain under consideration. Ljungqvist said the testing, if approved, could cover from 100 to a few hundred samples. One possibility, he said, is to target “high-risk” sports and medallists . The IOC has no specific information that certain drugs were being used in Athens that weren’t known at the time, but doping officials felt it was still worth rechecking the samples. “Unlike Beijing and Torino where we had a clear indication that we should analyze for CERA, we don’t have a similar intelligence information this time,” Ljungqvist said by phone. “That’s why we are consulting a little broader and seeing what people think about it. “We are now consulting lab specialists to get an idea of whether to do something and, if we do something, what to do before the samples are destroyed.” Ljungqvist said he expects a final decision in the next few weeks. One substance that wasn’t tested for in Athens but can now be detected is insulin, which improves metabolism, he said. A test for human growth hormone, or HGH, was first introduced at the Athens Olympics, but no athletes were caught for the substance at the time. The HGH test has since been improved and could be carried out again retroactively.


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THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Canada’s biggest basketball star has been hired to head up its men’s national program. Steve Nash was named general manager of Canada Basketball’s senior men’s team Tuesday. The sport’s national governing body has had the two-time NBA MVP from Victoria in its sights for some time to head up a program that hasn’t made an Olympic appearance

since the 2000 Games in Sydney. Nash led Canada to a seventhplace finish in Sydney, with Jay Triano as coach. The men’s team has been without a head coach since Leo Rautins resigned in September following Canada’s disappointing performance at the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament. Rowan Barrett was also hired Tuesday as assistant manager.

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New viewing platform to be unveiled on Saturday MEADOW CREEK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Members with the Friends of the Lardeau River have been busy over the winter tearing down the old viewing platform at Gerrard, north of Meadow Creek, and installing a brand new one, thanks to a variety of sponsors. There will be an Open House to show-off the new structure and, hopefully, some spawning Gerrards, between 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. on Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are still a few finishing touches to made but we are really happy with the way the new platform has turned out, and we really appreciate all the sponsors and partners behind the project,â&#x20AC;? said Grant Trower, with the Friends of the Lardeau River. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think the visiting public will really appreciate it when they come to view these amazing fish. Those partners include the B.C. Parks, the B.C. Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power

Corporation, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, FortisBC, and the Friends of the Lardeau River. The old platform had stood for many years but was deemed unsafe to use last year when some of the supporting beams were found to be rotting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new structure even includes a new tower that can be used by fisheries staff to help more accurate counting of spawning Gerrards and their redds - or gravel nests,â&#x20AC;? added Trower. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The platform is an effective design, and built to last. We hope that it will be well used for years to come.â&#x20AC;? The Gerrard rainbow trout started arriving on the spawning grounds at Gerrard on April 17 and opportunities to view them is expected to last into the middle to end of May. The Gerrard viewing platform is located on the Lardeau River, at the outlet of Trout Lake approximately 50 kilometres north west of Meadow Creek.


The Kootenay Robusters season has started and they marked their launch with a $5,000 donation to the KBRH Health Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digital Mammography campaign. Proceeds were generated through 2012 calendar sales. The Robusters have donated $40,000 to the KBRH Health Foundation with $10,000 designated to the Digital Mammography campaign. Members present include Pat Bruce, Kathy Hanson, Mary Hatlevik, Margaret Green, and Pat Sheppard.


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The West KootenayBoundary Regional Hospital District is looking at various projects for the next few years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big issue at the table for the last while is do we want to pre-tax for future health care facilities and put some money in a reserve, but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gain any traction with the group,â&#x20AC;? explained Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor who is also a director on the hospital district

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Get husband’s daughter out of the house soon Dear Annie: My 25-year marriage is falling apart. My husband’s 40-year-old daughter, “Sally,” has been living with us for eight months. She occasionally buys a few groceries, but otherwise pays nothing. She does no work around the house. I’ve asked her to help clean the shared bathroom. She says she doesn’t think she should have to do any cleaning because she doesn’t mess anything up. She uses the bathtub more than we do and has all kinds of junk in there. She says her father also has stuff in there, so it’s my job to clean it. I refuse. Meanwhile, my husband says Sally is right. He agrees that she shouldn’t have to do any work around the house because she has a full-time job. (We are retired.) She also never cleans up after herself in the kitchen and doesn’t help with the dishes after eating the dinner I cook.



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This is causing major problems between my husband and me. He isn’t interested in counseling. What can I do about Sally? -- A Sad Marriage Dear Sad: If Sally has a full-time job, she should be paying rent. If she won’t pay rent, she should contribute to the household by helping with the housework, groceries and cooking on a regular basis. The fact that you are retired doesn’t make you her servant. Tell your husband HE can clean up after her. Your real problem is that your husband doesn’t back you up, and he puts Sally’s preferences above yours.

The goal should be to get Sally out of your house as soon as possible. It is not healthy for any of you if she remains dependent on Daddy. Dear Annie: I am in an abusive marriage. There has been some physical abuse along with verbal, emotional and mental abuse. It has gone on for three years, and I think about leaving every day. I cry all the time. I have tried to be a good wife, but nothing I do is good enough. I have talked to a couple of counselors, and they tell me I need to get out. I want to, but I don’t have any money (he has seen to that) and I have no place to go. I don’t have any family or friends close by to stay with. I’ve been in contact with the local women’s shelter a couple of times, but right now, they don’t have any available housing. How can I leave if I don’t have any money

or a place to go? I just don’t know how much longer I can hang on. -- Crying Dear Crying: Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline. org) at 1-800-799SAFE (1-800-7997233). The people there can help you figure out how to protect yourself and prepare to leave this relationship. In the meantime, don’t hide your situation. Let others know what is going on, including your family members and trustworthy friends. When you are able to leave, you will need their support. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Maybe It’s Not Just Hormones.” I was married for 22 years, and our sex life was strictly for my ex. It was hard to enjoy intimacy with someone who was constantly jealous and didn’t trust me -- and he had no reason to feel that way. He was the only man I’d ever been with.

I have been divorced for 18 years and was done with men. But a friend suggested online dating sites, so I recently signed up and met a nice gentleman. I realized I needed to have sex with another man to see what genu-

ine intimacy was like. Well, let me tell you, I am so satisfied I cannot describe it. He says I am an excellent lover. I am 60 years old and never thought I would enjoy sex. Now I know anything is possible. -- Enjoying Life

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Thursday, May 10, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Because your idealism is aroused today, you’ll be attracted to different situations. In fact, you might want to try to help someone or donate your time to a charitable organization. (This will be a rewarding choice.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your imagination is aroused today. Because of this, you might have daydreams or far-out ideas that are actually doable. Give them some serious consideration. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Conversations with others, especially in group situations, will be unusually meaningful because you are supersensitive today. You can almost read other people’s minds. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) In conversations with bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs, you will encourage oth-

ers to reach for the stars. You have big ideas (realistic or not) that you want people to consider. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Because your appreciation of beauty is heightened today, give yourself a chance to enjoy beautiful architecture, parks, museums, art galleries and nature. You’ll be glad you did. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You feel generous toward others today, especially those who are less fortunate. However, if you have to divide something with someone, do defend your own best interests. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Conversations with partners and close friends will be mutually sympathetic today. People are willing to listen to each other with tenderness and genuine attention.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Today your ideas at work might be off the page or out of the park, but don’t let others dismiss them. Einstein said that imagination is the most important thing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look for every opportunity to express your creative talents. Don’t worry about how well you do something -- it’s the doing that counts, not the

product. You’re not a noun; you’re a verb! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family conversations will be mutually sympathetic today. This is a particularly good day to help a family member or ask for help if you need it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a rather dreamy day for you. Don’t worry if you spend time fantasizing

or daydreaming. Sometimes we need a withdrawal from reality to mentally catch up. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) If spending money today, you will be tempted to blow a wad on luxuries! Think twice before you open your wallet. (Seriously.) YOU BORN TODAY You’re instinctual, and many of you have physical grace. You work well with others because you’re a natural









teacher. (You teach by example.) Once you know what you want, you courageously flaunt convention to achieve your aims. You need to be active, but you also need the support of friends and family. In the year ahead, friendships and partnerships will be paramount. Birthdate of: Fred Astaire, actor/performer; Gaetan Boucher, champion speed skater; Judith Jamison, dancer/choreographer.

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ANDREA & DARYL DUFAULT of Coquitlam, are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Alexis Mikayla Ryan born April 2nd, 2012, weighing 7lbs. 6 oz., a sister for Abby and Izzie. Proud Grandparents are Len & Linda Geiger of Fruitvale and Theresa Dufault of Merritt.

Information The Trail Daily Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council. The Press Council serves as a forum for unsatisÀed reader complaints against member newspapers.

Experience an asset. Willing to train. Wages based on experience.

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Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

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SPRAY TANNING AVAILABLE! All natural. Gorgeous color! Call or Text 250368-7775.

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

Career training available

Car Rental Franchise opportunity in Revelstoke. Operating for 10 years. For more information

PORT HARDY - Looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, or fax 250-949-7440.


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The City of Trail’s Parks & RecreaƟon Department is seeking dynamic and enthusiasƟc individuals to plan, promote, supervise and evaluate the summer children’s camp programs. Detailed informaƟon about this employment opportunity is available on the City’s website at or by request to Lisa Manaigre at (250) 364-0844. ApplicaƟons will be received unƟl Monday, May 14, 2012. The City of Trail thanks all applicants for their interest and will only reply to those selected for an interview.


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City of Trail – Parks & RecreaƟon Department


Esthetics Services


Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave



Financial Services

Drop resume off at Bella Tire 2815 Highway Dr. Trail

Business Opportunities

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543

Help Wanted F/T Line Cook and Kitchen Help Bene¿ts available to the right candidate. Apply at Benedict’s Steakhouse 3 Scho¿eld Highway, Trail 250-368-3360


Complaints must be Àled within a 45 day time limit.


fax 250.368.8550 email Services Employment Help Wanted Help Wanted

Help Wanted WE OFFER: Salary plus bonus t full benefits t Team atmosphere t

Contact Carlos or Marc 250-368-9134 1-877 872 4522 e-mail :

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


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

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



Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

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


Career Opportunity Summer Student Website Development We currently have a job opportunity for a Summer Student to join our friendly and hard-working website development team. Applicants for this position must be enrolled in a post-secondary program related to Information Technology, and plan to return to school in September.


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

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

Salmo Route 451 8th St, 9th St

10 papers

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

The successful candidate will take on a lead programming role with respect to web development and will gain experience in a variety of areas. Job duties will include HTML/PHP/CSS coding, providing support with project management, process documentation and preparation of training procedures.

Doreen Caron Daughter of Corinne & the late Philios Caron and

Kevin Elsdon Son of the late Bob & Eilleen Elsdon announce their marriage, which will take place in Trail on June 2, 2012

You will be enthusiastic with a positive attitude, dedicated to detail and possess strong communication skills. The technical requirements for this position are previous website development experience, and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. You must also have experience working with WordPress, Joomla or jQuery, as well as website analytics software. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is May 18, 2012. Please refer to Job #1204 when submitting your application.

How to make your old sofa disappear:

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Trail Daily Times


Merchandise for Sale





Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

Auto Financing

WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716

No Job Too Small

SCREENED TOP Soil, $30. per yard. 250-367-9308 Sun Mountain 3 wheel Speed E Golf Cart. 24 Volt motor. Was $600, asking $300. 250.368.9231

Homes for Rent 4BD House in BeaverFalls. $950 Ref.Req. 250.367.6564 Avail June 1 N/S

Ph: 250-367-9160

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Garden & Lawn

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

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



Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing


Painting & Decorating Garth McKinnon 364-1218

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 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, 3bd $760 NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-368-8423

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2008 Jayco Eagle SuperLite 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th-wheel, like new, 1 super slide, queen bed, free standing table/chairs, ducted ac/heat, heated tanks. ext Warr.$24,900.1(250)275-1258

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent DL# 7557


Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

Cars - Domestic

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

2000 CHEVROLET Malibu, 160,000km. $2,000. OBO. 250-368-3646

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526


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





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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






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Miral Heights â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Better than newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; describes this 4 bedroom quality home on an unbelievable lot in Miral Heights. Beautiful Ă&#x20AC;nishing inside & out.



$319,900 ST BE TION CA O L

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Priced to sell! 3 bdrm home with full basement on a 50x150 lot in a great location. Plenty of upgrades started, just needs your Ă&#x20AC;nishing ideas.

Better than new! This 1/2 duplex offers over 2,700 sq.ft. of quality Ă&#x20AC;nishing. Super HW Ă oors on main. 3 bath, main Ă oor laundry. Call to check this one out!




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A stunning executive quality home in a quiet setting with a beautiful back yard. This 3 bedroom home is only 6 years old and is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;must see.â&#x20AC;?





A great family home with double garage, 3 baths and a totally redecorated interior. Call on this one today!

Only 4 years old and in a beautiful location, close to rinks, parks and school. Plus an 800 sq ft. shop! Quick possession available


Fruitvale Quick possession possible. Three bedroom, 2 bath 1½ storey home on a large lot with a fenced back yard. Move in ready.





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


This one will wow you! Completely open plan living, kitchen built for a chef, covered patio, fenced yard, 3 beds, 3 baths!



WarĂ&#x20AC;eld New plumbing, wiring, furnace, roof ,siding, wrap around deck, fenced yard, new kitchen, hardwood Ă oors, heated tile. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford not to look!

Rossland Brand new 2010 manufactured home. Two beds, 2 baths, master with walk-in closet. Huge kitchen with lots of cupboard space. Cheaper than rent!




Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26




Columbia Heights




$119,900 VIE

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

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

Emerald Ridge


This 3,000 sq.ft. custom built home is very impressive and sits on a 1/2 acre with incredible views!

$589,500 A CH







Great house, great location, great price! Awesome family home, 3 beds, 2 baths, fenced yard, lots of character

Meticulously cared for home featuring hardwood Ă oors, updated kitchen, 4 beds, 2 baths, outside oasis with fenced yard! Just perfect!



Five bdrms, 3 bath home with beautiful new kitchen, spa like main bath located on 2.79 acres overlooking the Montrose valley.




2039 Caughlin Fruitvale

1836 4th Street Fruitvale

1929 Cole Street Fruitvale

This great home is on 4.5 acres within walking distance to town or school.

Friday, May 11 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday, May 12 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Saturday, May 12 11am - 1pm


Hidden Gem! Spotless 4 bed, 2 bath home on no thru street. Detached 2 car garage, off street parking, central vac, new furnace, updated wiring!

Bright & open 3 bdrm home in lower WarĂ&#x20AC;eld. Big rec room & games room, tons of storage. Triple garage plus RV parking.






Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27







Spacious 4 bedroom family home. Close to school, large room sizes, 4 level split with covered patio area and fenced yard. Solid home perfect for growing family.

This 4 bed, 3 bath home is like new and has a detached 24x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; shop!!


Starting out or slowing down, this home in mint shape inside & out. Private rear park setting. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay on this one!

Beautifully renovated & decorated 3+ bedroom home, Creekside in Annable. Two new bathrooms, A/C, large shed with power. Ready to move in.



Call us today!

A great home at a great price! Super lot, super location and good-sized home with a Ă&#x20AC;nished basement.





Great location in a great neighbourhood. In ground pool and hot tub. Heat pump, air conditioning and so much more.


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How to make your old treadmill disappear:

1148 Bay Ave, Trail


Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

All the work is done on this 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home.

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29


Great home in a great piece of property. Come check this out. allprorealtyltdtrailbc

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Legal Notices


Legal Notices


TAKE NOTICE a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 commencing at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall, 1394 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC with respect to Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 2732, 2012. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give all persons who deem their interest in property affected by the proposed bylaw an opportunity to be heard on matters contained therein. The intent of Bylaw No. 2732 is to amend Section 16 (1) of the Zoning Bylaw by adding “gymnasiums, reducing salons, health spas, dancing studios and similar establishments” as a permitted use in the Major Neighbourhood Commercial Zone (C2) and to rezone the property located at 1700 Third Avenue, legally described as Lots 24 – 27, Block 15, Plan 1262, DL 2919, K.D. (shown in crosshatch below) from Institutional Zone (P1) to Major Neighbourhood Commercial Zone (C2) to allow a personal training and Àtness studio to be operated from the premises.

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


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A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at Trail City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Michelle McIsaac Corporate Administrator



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


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MLS# K211761

MLS# K207019

MLS# K210946

Rossland $668,590

Trail $160,000

Trail $185,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

oms, 4 bedro s 2 bath

r Investo Alert!

New ! Listing

MLS# K200229

MLS# K212535

MLS# K206391

MLS# K205444

Saturday, May 12 1:30 - 3:30 1792 Daniel Street Trail $218,000

Friday May 11 12 - 2pm 1662 9 Mile Road Fruitvale $339,000

Super Buy

MLS# K210637

Newly aped Landsc

A Must See!

MLS# K200362

Trail $229,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Private e Acreag

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MLS# K211176

MLS# K211181

MLS# K210392

Beaver Falls $229,900

MLS# K210284

MLS# K210797

Warfield $235,000

Trail $249,900

Rossland $304,900

Trail $137,500

Trail $215,000

Warfield $259,900

Beaver Falls $349,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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New ! Listing

MLS# K205504

MLS# K205398

MLS# K212336

MLS# K205510

Rossland $359,900

Trail $485,900

Montrose $495,000

Fruitvale $274,500

Fruitvale $274,900

Fruitvale $335,000

Trail $65,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

MLS# K211391

MLS# K212192

MLS# K206771


Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Trail Daily Times



Have you heard a hoot?


Over 700 people paraded down to the Slocan River in Winlaw on Saturday for the annual Water Festival May days celebration. A blessing of the river, a full-body community thank you to the natural powers that be, as well as some of the best musicians the Slocan Valley has to offer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Juno-nominated Adham Shaikh â&#x20AC;&#x201D; spiced up the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festivities at the riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge and then the Cedar Creek CafĂŠ.

4HE,OCAL %XPERTSâ&#x201E;˘


Guest house zoning!! This 2 bedroom home features a beautiful new kitchen, hardwood floors and an open floor plan. Situated close to schools on a sunny 40x105 lot (lot lines in process of being reconfigured). Great starter home or income property. Call Mary A (250) 521-0525



1015 Regan Crescent, Trail



Gardenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delight! This 4 bdrm, 2 bath 1265 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3rd Avenue, Trail family home, features gas fireplace, new $189,000 windows, updated bath, new front entrance, new flooring, new H20 tank and freshly Quaint 4 bdrm, 2 bath home with oak floors, painted. All this close to schools, parks and coved ceilings and finished basement. Well all amenities. maintained and move in ready. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162


Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Sunningdale. This home has been tastefully updated and features an open floor plan with large windows and updated kitchen. The lot is fenced and features a double carport. Call now!

A must see! Completely renovated interior with brand new kitchen boasting Cherry wood cabinets and new counter tops. Re-finished hardwood floors, high efficiency furnace, and much more! Call now!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

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

2184 Highway 3B, Fruitvale



2621 Monte Christo Street, Rossland


913 Earl Street, Rossland

3621 Rosewood Drive, Trail


owl is listed federally and provincially as an endangered species, their habitat is offered no real â&#x20AC;&#x153;protectionâ&#x20AC;? on private land. The Western Screech-owl in the West Kootenay region typically reside in low-elevation areas adjacent to water; precisely where people also like to live. Biologists have followed owls on eight different territories from the Creston Valley to the Columbia River and from the border of the US north to Slocan City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For these territories, there are approximately 150 landowners involved,â&#x20AC;? added Hausleitner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So far, every single one of them has cooperated positively with the project which we are really pleased about. If you have heard this owl or you have any further questions please contact Doris Hausleitner at 250.505.7768 or dorishaus@shaw. ca.


2410-4th Avenue, Rossland

NELSON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When biologists embarked on a study of the endangered Western Screech-owl in 2009, they were not aware of how much the success of their project rested on the hands (or ears!) of the public. West Kootenay residents, to date, have been integral in finding new territories (four of eight territories monitored last year were reported by local landowners), helping monitor owls and conserve valuable habitat on their properties. Once again, the public is being asked to listen for the calls of the Western Screech-owl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of their nocturnal habits and elusive ways, these birds have a certain allure with people,â&#x20AC;&#x153; says biologist and project manager Doris Hausleitner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have really appreciated the leads we have received in the past and we are hoping that we can find a couple of new territories this year.â&#x20AC;? Although the Western Screech-



1177 Marianna Crescent, Trail


Dream Rossland home & property. This home has it all. Open floor plan, big windows, vaulted ceilings and in-floor heating. Built in 2000, is a separate 13x31 exquisite studio. This bright, beautiful building is heated with gas fireplace, and 3 pce bath. Call now!

3 bdrm home on 1.27 acres with main floor laundry, new furnace, new gutters and newer roof. There is a great shed/ shop and lots of beautiful deck/patio space. Nothing to do here but move! Great package.

This gracious home features large living/ dining room with gleaming hardwood floors and gas fireplace, main floor laundry, 3 bdrms on main and 1 down, central air conditioning and underground sprinkling. Quick possession possible. Call now.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 12 11am-1pm

730 Binns Street, Trail

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

36 Moller Road, Fruitvale

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character everywhere! Updated electrical, hardwood floors, large living/ dining rooms, huge country kitchen, private yard, plenty of parking.......the list goes on. This one is a must see!

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

Elegant family-oriented home loaded with features. Gorgeous kitchen, heated tile floors, open floor plan, wood stove, loads of storage and a new roof. This one is not going to last. Call for your personal viewing today.

Squeaky clean Heritage Home has hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, a gas stove, covered porch, new deck and a detached garage!

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101



Call Art (250) 368-8818



Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest

ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527


Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Cell: 250-231-0153

1475 Lookout Street, Trail

ext 42

Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

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