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New partnership could bridge gaps for victims of violence BREANNE MASSEY West Kootenay Advertiser

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 Individual Resource Centre Society (FAIR) and the Skills Centre have partnered under the new Work-

BC Employment Services contract to create a program to bridge services for women who have been victimized. The new program 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 bridg-

ing 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 full-time 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 ongoing 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. Finally, women in Greater Trail will have a bridging employment program that offers women a safe place to enhance their personal life and reassess their employability skills. Program coordinators are optimistic about launching the program this June.

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2011 Sculptures were gathered up for dispersal to their new homes earlier this spring. Jim Sinclair photos

Art lovers (and those who just love beautiful, thoughtprovoking things) are in for a rush with this year’s SculptureWalk. The 30 contributors to what is rapidly becoming one of Castlegar’s signature cultural events have been chosen, but it is not quite time to divulge their identities. Early disclosure of what lies ahead would take some of the impact from the gala kick-off event set for May 26 at the Kootenay Gallery. At that time, those with an appreciation for the tangible, substantial offerings like the ‘walk promotes will be like kids in a candy shop. In the meantime the anticipation seems to be growing exponentially. “We’re just hitting the ground running in a big way,” said Castlegar SculptureWalk’s Executive Director Joy Barrett on May 7... “working out all the sculpture locations, what new pedestals we need,

what new locations we’ll have... just the plan of where everything’s going to go. It’s like... moving one piece and everything else moves. It’s a bit of a project.” Most familiar locations will be once again occupied, however, there will probably be a new location near the library, as Barrett explained. “We’ve got one piece called ‘Open Book’ by an artist named Paul Reimer,” related Barrett. Oops, there’s one out of the bag! But seriously, the artwork is in the shape of an open book but doubles as a bench which can be enjoyed in the obvious way. “And we’ll probably have a new pedestal across from the SculptureWalk office, outside Ely’s dress shop. We’re still kind of working on some of the other ones.” With 30 sculptures (up from 26 last year) the program is clearly headed in the right direction. Watch for updates as they become available. JIM SINCLAIR

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What’s New with What’s Old? Trail radio postcard fetches $104.50 WEst Kootenay Advertiser

Another in a series about local items selling on eBay. A vintage QSL card from Trail radio station CJAT sold last month for $104.50 US. The front showed photos of the station’s studio and transmitter, while the back, postmarked February 12, 1936 was addressed to F.E. Simpson of Montclair, New Jersey. It read: “Dear Frankey, Sorry cannot verify your report of Jan. 24th. On every night to 2 a.m. EST. Try again.” Radio stations issued QSL cards to listeners, usually in far flung locations, to confirm — or in this case deny — they had received the signal. An identical card mailed two days before the one above, sold in April 2006 for $51. It was sent to Arthur L. Robb of Topeka, Kansas, confirming he had in fact heard the station. By 1936, CJAT, formerly community station 10AT, was a commercial venture that offered a mix of network and homegrown programming. That fall, it fed a live dramatic series to the Dominion Network, The Ghost Walker, produced

Station CJAT was well-endowed with up-todate equipment back in 1936. Submitted photo

and directed by Mercer McLeod, who later worked on the London stage. Today the station is known as EZ Rock. • A nice bird’s-eyeview postcard of the Boundary ghost town of Phoenix yielded $34 US, despite some surface damage. Published by McRae Bros. Ltd. of Greenwood and Phoenix, it was mailed from Grand Forks to Mrs. E.C.W. MacColl of

Port Moody in 1909. The message read: “Dear Folks, Am staying here overnight ... Saw the church and manse. It’s a peach. Next week I’m going out the Crow’s Nest and there will go up to Arrowhead and Revelstoke after I go to Spokane then to Port Moody. With love, your son Evan.” Scottish-Canadian poet Evan MacColl, who died in 1898, was known as “the Gaelic

Bard of Canada.” Was the postcard writer a descendent? • An unused postcard from the Bank of British North America’s Kaslo branch, dating from between 1900 and 1909 sold for $16 Cdn. The bank had its head office in London, and six branch offices in BC: Kaslo, Rossland, Greenwood, Ashcroft, Vancouver, and Victoria. It merged with the Bank of Montreal in 1918. A few former branch buildings survive in Dawson City, Winnipeg, and Toronto. • An 1896 stock certificate from the May Flower Gold Mining Co. sold for $46 US. This company operated the May Flower mine, also known as the Olla Pordrida (after a Spanish stew), south of Rossland. The company was incorporated that same year with a head office at Spokane. Its president, George F. Crane, was a New York banker and capitalist. The claim, now part of the Maid of Erin group, has been drilled and poked at as recently as 1995. The stock’s seller was in Fernley, Nevada. For a photo gallery of the above items, see nelsonstar.com.

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Everyone invited to the Mother’s Day’s Lunch Sunday 10am-4pm Traditional East Indian food & tea will be served. Food is free but donations will gladly be accepted for the Boundary Hospital & The USCC Ladies Commitees.

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Large in shell sunflower seeds 4H members from five clubds across the West Kootenay Boundary country congregated at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds for a judging-rally day on May 5. Submitted photo

verbuds are 6-8 year olds who are learning about the different 4-H projects. They judged their first class of two sheep then went on a scavenger hunt with other 6-8 year olds – siblings attending the rally day. From the Nelson Club, Leader Kathleen Comstock with Cloverbuds , Cloe Comstock, Kiera Simpson, Delaney Lewis, Ana Robertson were presented with judging certificates to mark their first Rally Day. • Horse Judging: Senior 1st Hannah Barrett(KCNS) • Intermediates: 1st Mady Dahl (KCNS), 2nd Emma Ingram (KCNS), 3rd Alexandra Hope (KCNS) • Juniors: 1st Allison Detta (NC), 2nd Annabel Vrba (NC),3rd Triona Simpson (NC) • Beef Judging: Seniors: 1st Sara VandenBorn (BC), 2nd Brianna Elliot (BC), 3rd Brittany Fillmore (BC) • Juniors: 1st Dawson Harpur (BC), 2nd Austin Frankie (BC), 3rd Tristan Frankie (BC) • Sheep Judging: Seniors: 1st Alanna Baiton (BL), 2nd Tylana Brown-John (BL) • Intermediate:1st Dakota Turnbull

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Forty two 4-H members from five clubs met at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds on Saturday May 5 for the annual judging Rally Day. Twelve educational displays were on display in the front lobby. The 4-H members met outside to get instructions and meet the other clubs. The clubs posed by their banners for a great district photo before a quick game of 4-H trivia. Classes were judged then everyone enjoyed a scrumptious pot luck lunch. The demonstrations followed with local 4-H Ambassador Tim DuMont telling of his job representing 4-H around the province. Tim is a past member of the Boundary C Beef Club. Brianna Elliot told of her trip to Youth Action last summer. Brittany Fillmore talked on provincial club week where she won a trip to Alberta in July to attend a conference on “People helping People Plus.” Alanna Baiton also won a trip to Ottawa to the citizenship conference April 2013. The five clubs represented : Borderline 4-H Club (BL)from Rock Creek/Kelowna, Boundary C 4-H Club (BC)from Rock Creek area , Boundary Multi Club (BMC) Grand Forks area, Kootenay Cinch “N” Saddle (KCNS), Castlegar, Trail, Rossland area, and Nelson 4-H Club (NC)from Nelson Area . District Vice President Greg MacDonald announced the winners as follows: This is the first year we had Cloverbuds at the Rally Day. Clo-


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Community Fun-packed times in Trail as Silver City Days festival launches BREANNE MASSEY West Kootenay Advertiser

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A taste of something new and something old highlights the 48th annual Silver City Days, which began Tuesday in Trail. More food vendors on the midway and the return of the popular Sidewalk Café are sure to whet the appetite of fairgoers. “As long as I’ve been around, the

Sidewalk Café has been the highlight of the event,” said Tom Gawryletz, president of the Trail Smoke Eaters, hosts of the event. Gawryletz said it was a great opportunity to bring a festival favourite back to life. “We’re not just a hockey club, we’re a part of the community.” The café, inside the Cominco Arena on

Saturday, will feature a big spaghetti feast as well as pizza and Italian sausages backed by a day-long lineup of entertainment. Today the celebrations truly commence. Along with the fun and food on the midway, a dance for senior citizens will be held between 3:30 and 8 p.m. at the Cominco Gym. An engaging performance from local leg-

ends North of 60 sets the mood for locals to enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or an assortment of snacks. Friday, fair fun continues with the bocce tournament at the Trail Curling Rink beginning at noon. The night will be elegantly capped off by the Trail Ambassador Candidate Debut at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Saturday’s jammed-

packed day begins with the Trail Firefighter’s Silver City Day Parade at 11 a.m. The parade route remains the same as in years gone by – beginning by the old bridge, crossing the Victoria St. Bridge and finishing near the aquatic centre. Right at the conclusion of the parade, the Sidewalk Café starts dishing out its tasty treats.

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Sidewalk Café at the Cominco Arena between 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No Silver City Days Saturday would be complete without fireworks. Expect the sky to light up around dusk near the boat launch. The hectic weekend wraps up on Sunday. Morning people can attend the Silver City Days Fun Run at 9 a.m, at Gyro Park. If you like to sleep in—turn up around noon for more fun on the midway until 6 p.m. Swimmers can take advantage of the free drop-in use of the Trail Aquatic Centre between noon and 3 p.m. or listen to the Trail Maple Leaf Band in Gyro Park at noon. Everybody is welcome to finish up the celebration by attending the Family Fun Day in Gyro Park until 5 p.m.

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“I really, sincerely believe we have to push this process along and take it to the point of arbitration and get it done with,” said councilor Kevin Jolly. “We’ve done everything we possibly can to reach an agreement.” He further suggested, given the loss to the taxpayers of Trail, they should be looking at recovering some of the money the city has paid in extra costs. For four years the question of who pays what portion of the cost of sewer service among Trail, Rossland and Warfield has been booted around like a political football. Trail is currently paying close to 70 per cent of the regional budget following a formula created in the late 1960s, based mostly on population and projected growth.


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Housing prices up $12k in Q1 NELSON STAFF West Kootenay Advertiser

The average residential house price in the Kootenays rose $12,000 in the first quarter of 2012 from the same period last year. The number of sales has also increased, according to figures compiled by the Kootenay Real Estate Board. The average price for a detached home was $279,000. Within Nelson city limits, the jump was even more pronounced, with homes selling for an average of $370,000, compared to $317,000 in 2011 — highest in West Kootenay. Rural Nelson homes, however, saw a drop — $324,000 versus $450,000 in

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Real Estate/Community Elks of Canada busy celebrating 100 years CASSANDRA CHIN West Kootenay Advertiser

the first three months of last year. In Kaslo, the average detached home sold for $300,000 this year and $275,000 last year, and in Salmo $215,000 this year against $122,500 last year. So far this year, 769 detached homes have been put on the market through the multiple listing service, and of that number 200 have sold. Meanwhile, the gross dollar volume across all categories of homes is $96.9 million to date. Last year saw the fewest house sales in the Kootenays since 1993, at 1,145, and the fewest across all categories at 2,112. The total dollar value of the sales was $537 million, the lowest since 2003.

The local lodge of Elks of Canada will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the Slavonic Hall in Grand Forks on May 12 at noon. As well as acknowledging 100 years of community service, the Elks will have a Mother’s Day pancake breakfast on May 13 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., again at the Slavonic Hall.

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A fraternal organization, Elks focuses on fundraising for children, especially for assisting children with speech and hear-

ing impairments. “There are three Elks’ camps across British Columbia that have kids coming from across British Columbia to enjoy summer events,” explained Shawna Schuh, communications director for Grand Forks Elks. “(In Grand Forks), our main focus is our pancake breakfasts. So Mother’s Day, Canada Day and the Grand Forks Fall Fair, along with other spo-

radic events throughout the year depending on the venue.” Proceeds from the pancake breakfasts go to the Royal Purple Fund for Children, which is spread across Canada and has raised over $8 million to date. “We’ve given soccer balls with the Elks emblem to the Boundary Youth Soccer Association,” said Schuh. “We’ve also purchased and donated

baseball uniforms with Elks emblem for the Boundary Babe Ruth Baseball team.” The Grand Forks Elks have also given donations to Grand Forks Girl Guides, Hardy View Lodge, Boundary Hospital, and Boundary Lodge. Founded in 1912, the first lodge (group) was established in Vancouver, B.C. and has since grown to more than 250 lodges and 15,000 members.

Improvements are ready to begin in Rossland ARNE PETRYSHEN West Kootenay Advertiser

The City of Rossland has awarded the contract for the Columbia renewal project to Copcan Contracting Ltd. Copcan workers are already at work in

downtown Rossland marking and surveying roadways and sidewalks. In Monday night’s meeting, council discussed the details of the award and the finer points of the projects. Copcan’s original

bid, at $6 million, was higher than the cost that ISL originally came up with for the project. The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR) recently hosted an intimate evening fundraising event at a home in

Rossland. The fundraiser is to help facilitate the bringing over of two families of Burmese refugees to Rossland. The Valhalla ArtsTrio with cellist, Johanne Perron, clarinetist Nicola Everton, pianist Suzanne

Ruberg-Gordon and twelve year-old Isabella D’âloize Perron, delighted audiences with its mix of classical and contemporary chamber music. The event was a success raising over $1,900 for the WKFoR.

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Twelve players from throughout the Kootenays have been chosen to represent the region at the B.C. Summer Games in girls basketball. Head coach Kim Matson and her assistants made the selections after the final selection camp, which took place May 5 in Cranbrook at Parkland School. The first selection camp went on April 21 at Stanley Humphries Secondary in Castlegar where 25 girls and were pared down to 14 for the final camp.

“The practices have gone really well and I’ve learned a lot. I’m excited for the summer games.” -Naomi Perkins “I’ve been very impressed with the talent that’s come out,” said Matson. “It’s been great to have players from throughout the East and West Kootenays. We’ve got play-

Kootenay region summer games girls basketball team: (back row, from left) head coach Kim Matson, Gina Oostlander, Michelle Matson, Ansleigh Dergousoff, Cameo Hanlon, Hunter Burton, and Claire Duffy. (front row, from left) Naomi Perkins, Sian Nielsen, Els Hryniw, Kari Durban, Allie Zondervan, and Chloe Skerritt. Craig Lindsay photo

ers from Greenwood to Sparwood.” For Ansleigh Dergousoff and Naomi Perkins from Nelson, the experience has been good so far. “The practices have been going really well and I’ve learned a lot. I’m excited for the summer games,” said Perkins. A strong rebounder and good defender, she is expected to play the forward position although she can also slide down to the guard spot.

“We’ve been working on a lot of different things,” said Dergousoff. “It’s more challenging than playing on the school team.” Despite being almost 5’9,” Dergousoff is expected to play guard and utilize her quickness and athleticism. “I’m learning a lot more technical stuff,” said Perkins. “It’s a lot harder basketball.” The B.C. Summer Games take place July

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Recreation action runs the gamut Pictured at far left, Salmo’s Sue Buerge and her horse Rocky cross over a hurdle during a Trec competition the Trail Horsemen Grounds on Sunday. With its origins in France, Trec is based on a program used to train guides and horses for trail and back country riding. Guy Bertrand photo

At near left, Granite Pointe’s Carson Arcuri was one of 20 junior golfers to take part in the West Kootenay Junior Golf circuit stop at the Nelson course on Saturday. Christina Lake’s Jordan Hoodikoff won the Saturday tournament by shooting 76. The venue shifts to Nakusp for this coming weekend. Samuel Dobrin photo

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May M a 11, 2012

Tip of the Week: Venus turns retrograde this week (May 15 - June 27). Generally, when Venus is retrograde it is considered best not to make big purchases. At least, it may simply be best to choose a very auspicious date and time if you do feel moved and inspired to invest. Knowing when is the best time is an ancient technique and is called “Electional Astrology”. Making bad choices is common and it is partially due to excess will at the expense of considering larger rhythms and cycles of time. Many contracts, leases, business start-ups, marriages, loans and other such activities that imply long-term investments and usually larger layouts go awry every day. At least a significant portion of those probably would not if people stopped assuming that their will is stronger than the natural and rhythmic timing. It is due to this erroneous notion that we are superior to and must conquer nature. Now look at our world. Sure, science and technology have produced ‘flowers’ but they have also bought are leading us to destruction and despair due to wrong thinking that has produced unsustainable attitudes and actions. Venus retrograde offers us an opportunity to reconsider our values and priorities and to think carefully before we reactively engage backed by shortterm and excessively willful attitudes

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20)

LIBRA (SEP 22 – OCT 22)

TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21)

SCORPIO (OCT 22 – NOV 21)

GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUN 21)

SAGITTARIUS (NOV 21 – DEC 21)

CANCER (JUN 21 – JUL 22)

CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 19)

This is an expansive, varied and yet stable time. This trend will continue for a few weeks. Your energy levels will rise steadily as well. But for now it is slow and sure that will work best. June will prove much more industrious yet, so pace your self. Accept and commit to the responsibilities steadily emerging in your life to lay claim to your power. The gates are open wide and you are on a surge and rush of expression. Variety is in the mix and deciphering where to direct your energies first then next… is important. Your focus will intensify measurably when decide. You stand to accomplish a lot, especially if you are organized. This is a time to plan and act, you can network more later on.

Your creative life is in some extra fertile ground all of a sudden. Now is a good time to be in your studio or study or wherever you feel most creative. Making your space work for you is part of the plot and has been for some months. Deep cleaning, re-arranging furniture and renovations perhaps to establish a setting worthy of this new inspiration is ideal.

New friendship and association have been activated. Following through and building upon these is likely. A cooperative approach is encouraged. Be flexible and willing to comply more. Your energy levels should be rising, in tune with the changing season. Deciphering where best to ‘invest’ your energies is featured. Sweet words mean more than usual.

LEO (JUL 22 – AUG 23)

Some promising signs are showing up in your public and career life. This is an abundant and expansive time. Taking calculated risks is part of the plot. These require that you be focused and organized. Networking and communications with new friends especially is likely. There is love in the air, but it may be more friendly than romantic, for now…!

VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 22)

This is an adventurous time for you. Exploring new horizons feels right. This includes acquiring new tools and skills and connections. Your ability to see a bigger picture is more lucid than usual. You can see and feel many initiatives brewing. Your drive is strong and you will rebel against any blocks in your dynamic flow.

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Financial matters are high on your list now. Legal matters, inheritances, investments and foreign exchange are all highlighted. Despite setbacks, your strengths are on a steady rise. This trend will continue. Yet disruptions in the home will continue to steadily unfold. These are accompanied by changes in your relationships. Work with this process.

Your relationship front is steadily expanding. You are going through many changes as well and together something brand new is being forged. It will take until autumn before you will be really clear about the implications. This is a call to let go into the flow and trust. Relationship provocations meanwhile are enticing to entertain.

Tending to your whole health implies bringing a greater measure of discipline to your regular routine. All the efforts and rewards will be your own. Creating a more attractive look and a more alert presence to situations is a motivation. Is there anything as important as health? Take time to consider what you can and perhaps must do to feel healthier.

The current continues to flow your way. Yet you are still expected to give to the situation. With your concentration powers at full force, you stand to get a lot done. This week is especially good to focus on projects and creative, constructive activity. Your focus may not be so strong by month’s end. Yet it may be best to hold off on big investments for now.

AQUARIUS (JAN 19 – FEB 19)

A peaceful, stable pace is both desired and likely these days. Happy to simply be more than do, this is a good time to rest and dream and languish. This can include practical and productive activity. But you will not be so happy if you feel pushed. Meanwhile, entertaining a variety of possibilities and indulging your desires to sample will prove satisfying.

PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20)

Slowly but surely you are coming around to new approaches and modes of perception. These are linked to new skills, talents and streams of income. People and circumstances are pushing you to be versatile in your approach yet focused and committed where decisions that affect others come into play. Meanwhile, creating beauty close to home will prove inspiring.

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West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Call Or Drop by our office at Unit #2 1810 8th Ave. Castlegar, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday ClassiďŹ ed Deadline 10am Monday

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Public Notice: A.A. meetings, Grand Forks Valley Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. MONDAY 8pm. (Closed Study) at Catholic Church Rectory. 7269 9th St.; WEDNESDAY (Men’s Closed) 8pm at Anglican Church rear basement, 7252 - 7th St; THURSDAY and SATURDAY (Open) 8pm also at Anglican Church. Ph: 250-442-3839 or 250-4428797.

STEPHEN HARPER panders to pandas. CHRISTY CLARK panders to skiers & hunters who kill the magniďŹ cent grizzly bear by destroying their habitat & kill them in the spring bear hunt so that they can become a private personal possession. CANADIANS HAVE NO CLASS. God bless the grizzly bear.

All past & present Grand Forks ELKS Lodge #493, members & their families: You are invited to attend

ELKS of Canada 100th Anniversary Open House,

Sat, May 12, 2012, noon-5pm, 686 72nd Ave, Slavonic Hall, Grand Forks. Visit with members, family. Display of local history. More info: 250-442-2895.

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Career Opportunities AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Automotive Finance Manager. F/T position available at ABH Car Sales, Grand Forks. Looking for someone with good communication and sales skills. Must be able to handle an array of administrative tasks. Skills with consumer ďŹ nance a plus. Apply at ABH Car Sales, 2913 Central Avenue, Grand Forks or phone 250442-2363.

Space is limited.

HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

VENDORS WANTED FOR

Creston Valley Blossom Festival needs vendors for the Street Fair for Saturday, May 19, 2012

To book your space or to book a table call

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Personals

Education/Trade Schools APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certiďŹ cate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

Employment

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

FULL TIME Executive Assistant to the Pastor Needed Kootenay Christian Fellowship, a community minded church with an active ministry with the poor, is looking for an Executive Assistant to the Pastor. Must be proďŹ cient in MS OfďŹ ce, OfďŹ ce Administration diploma would be helpful, highly organized, understand basic bookkeeping and be a team player. This is a ministry position, therefore the successful applicant will be expected to attend and support the vision and mission of KCF. Comprehensive wage package according to experience. Email resume to michelle@kcfofďŹ ce.com or mail 812 Stanley St, Nelson, BC V1L 1N7

Cleaning staff Vacation Rental Properties at Christina Lake. 3 days/wk (Fri/Sat/Mon). Vehicle necessary. Fax resume to 1-866-399-9336, e-mail clvr@live.com or contact our ofďŹ ce at 250-447-9333 or 1-866-776-9333. Only serious applicants willing to commit to whole summer please. G F Curling Centre is now accepting applications for the position of Ice Technician for the 2012-13 season, Level 1 preferred. Send resume to ccgf@telus.net or mail to Box 358, Grand Forks, B.C., V0H-1H0, Attn: Guy. Deadline: June 30, 2012.

HAIR STYLIST

Needed: Responsible single person to become a roommate with a young man with a disability in his Nelson home. This paid position could be suitable for a person working w/part-time/exible hours. For job description call: 352-6966

with Clientele required to work part-time. Drop off resume to Hairlines 6th Ave Ph: 250-304-6933 P/T gardener. Prefers mature gentleman who can use machinery. 250-442-8026.

Painters helper needed for 4-5 mos. work in Grand Forks. No experience necessary. $10.50/hr. 250-215-3179 or haningtonpainting@telus.net.

Career Opportunities

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CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ROSSLAND

Information APPLICATIONS INVITED:

Nelson United Church Women’s Scholarship

Closes 5:00 pm May 31st For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church ofďŹ ce 250 352-2822

Brett Music Scholarship

Nelson & Area Music Students Age 12-17 (Male preference) Closes 5:00 pm May 31st For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church ofďŹ ce 250 352-2822

Tarot/Tree of Life Readings & Classes 352-2926 www.seeinginthedark.ca “Strike the bell, adventurous stranger!� (C.S. Lewis)

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853 TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certiďŹ ed. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Help Wanted ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1

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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: gc-law@telus.net Please submit on or before May 11, 2012

CAREERS AT CBT CBT has two openings: t Analyst, Planning and Development t Program Manager, Water and Environment A detailed description of duties, skills and qualifications can be viewed at www.cbt.org/careers or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. Please forward resumes to dstewart@cbt.org by OPPO 1BDJĂśD .BZ GPSDPOTJEFSBUJPO XXXDCUPSHt

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & MANAGER OF FINANCE

The City of Rossland, situated in the beautiful West Kootenays, oers an exceptional lifestyle with an abundance of recreational activities and cultural experiences. Only two hours from the City of Spokane, Washington and three kilometers from the base of Red Mountain Ski Area, Rossland is rapidly growing into a ďŹ rst class Resort Municipality. Tales from Afar: stories by local travelers. Sat May 12th @ 7:30 pm Sponsored by Nelson Refugee Committee at Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St alley entrance. This event is inspired as a fundraiser to support 2 Karen’s indigenous refugee woman from Burma who will be arriving this summer.

OFFICE ASSISTANT Required - entry level position. Part-time with possibility of full time. Knowledge of Microsoft OfďŹ ce and Sage Timberline an asset. Forward resumes to tsimpson@ccscoatings.ca or fax to 250-365-3390

The City of Rossland is seeking a professional, experienced Chief Financial OďŹƒcer to join their Management Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and management of the City’s ďŹ nancial and budgetary aairs as well as the provision of management expertise and advice to the Chief Administrative OďŹƒcer and Council. The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation with several years of senior management experience. Extensive knowledge of regulatory and legislative requirements as they relate to Municipal Government Accounting and experience with Risk Management and Vadim’s iCity Software are necessary, along with a proven record of supervisory skills and strong leadership abilities. This full-time position oers an attractive beneďŹ ts and remuneration package. Job description can be viewed online at www.rossland.ca. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume via email by May 31, 2012 to: traceybutler@rossland.ca, City of Rossland, Box 1179, 1899 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0.

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Automotive Product Advisor Castlegar Hyundai, the fastest growing auto dealership in the Kootenays, requires a sales professional to serve our expanding clientele. We don’t believe in sales gimmicks or tricks – 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 beneÄts 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 resumÊ and cover letter to: Keith Kalawsky President & General Manager Castlegar Hyundai Fax: (250) 365-5376 Email: keith@castlegarhyundai.com

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Part time Retail Clerk wanted, night shifts and weekends. Apply to Box 2798, Grand Forks, BC, V0H-1H0.

WELDERS WANTED. Journeymen 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta (20 km west of Lloydminster) is looking for 15 individuals who want long-term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33- $37.50/ hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca 780-846-2231 (Office), 780846-2241 (Fax).

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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to fill a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to www.panoramaresort.com/ employment

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Volunteer Camp Host Couple required *Options for paying position for security and janitorial as well. Must enjoy the outdoors, meeting people and have own RV. Entails some duties in exchange for a free campsite & full hook-ups. June 21 to Sept 3 commitment required. Fax / telephone 250-447-6332 or email office@campokanagan.com WANT TO see scenic BC? Needed Immediately. Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or fax: 250-567-2550.

Home Care/Support Elder Care Services

is accepting new Clients Certificate Care Aid with references Will provide: Home Care Cooking, Cleaning, Shopping Transportation to appointments Please call Vicki 250-304-5730

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GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus requires a Plumbing Instructor AND Steamfitter/Pipefitter Instructor to teach labs and classroom settings for their program. Visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.

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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Small ads, BIG deals!

WANTED: TICKETED ELECTRICIANS, MILLWRIGHTS AND A MOBILE MECHANIC

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 flexible with shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers a competitive wage and benefits package as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by April 26, 2012 to Interfor’s front office in Castlegar. Candidates can also submit their resume by mail, fax, or email to : PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N 3W4 Fax #: 1-604-422-3252 Email: taumi.mccreight@interfor.com We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Mobile & RV Park U-Haul/moving supplies Tues-Fri : 9 am - 5 pm Sat : 10 am - 4 pm Telephone 250-442-2995 or U-Haul 250-442-8778

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Garden & Lawn

Sentinel Boarding Kennels snowbirds are back, business as usual book a summer vacation for your pets 250 359-7433

Feed & Hay Orchard grass/alfalfa, mixed hay, small square bales, barn stored. 250-442-4204. Quality Hay Alfalfa or Alfalfa/Grass. Irrigated, weed free, by the bale or ton. Deane Farms, Grand Forks. B.C. 250-442-3400.

Livestock Alpacas - easy caring pet & fibre stock. $100+ 250-4426642. Downsizing! Peacock & ducks for sale. Phone 250442-2053.

Pet Services

Good topsoil for landscaping and gardening. $30/pickup load. 250-442-2013 or 250442-2014. Hogg’s Multi Yard Services. Weekly lawn cutting; yard clean up; will pickup furniture & appliances. 250-442-8163. Ideal Lawn Mowing. Reasonable rates. Grand Forks & area. 250-442-5050.

Pet Sitting. Daycare or overnight, water plants, misc & household tasks. Trustworthy, quality & professional care. References upon request.

Household Services

3 Babies Love Birds ready for new home, $60 each, or $50 each for 2 or 3 250-352-9365

Enna Services

Shawna, 250-666-0159.

Pets

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

Beaver Valley Animal Clinic Large & Small Animals 1956 Columbia Gardens Road, Fruitvale 365-0123

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Certified Millwrights & Electricians Across British Columbia

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking Certified Millwrights and Electricians to join our teams across BC. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program.

MILLWRIGHTS • Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate required • Mill experience a definite asset • Welding certificate would be a benefit

ELECTRICIANS • Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate required • PLC experience a definite asset • Industrial construction experience a plus Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by May 21, 2012 or fax: (1)250.546.2240

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Poultry

Garage Sales

6 week old Pullets For Sale Ready May 31st 250-365-4857

Bonnington: May 12th & 13th, then every Sun till everything is gone. New handwoven and knit items, Paintings, Paints, a good ladies bike & stuff 9am - 5 pm, 3859 Bonnington Rd. CASTLEGAR 2158 Crestview Crest, Sat, May 12th 8:30 - 4:00, No Early Birds lots of kids toys, kids clothes women’s clothes, household items, stereo, new laundry sink, lots of misc items Everything must go CASTLEGAR Annual & Perennial PLANT SALE Hostas, ferns, grasses & gunnera, tomatoes & pepper plants etc etc, for more info call 250-365-6968, Sat, May 12th 9 - 3, 562 Ootischenia Rd CASTLEGAR, Multi Family Lots of everything 8 - 4:30 Sat, May 10th 841 Woodland Drive CASTLEGAR South Hoarders Multi Family Garage Sale Sat, May 12th, 9 - 2 baby & kids stuff, clothing & toys, men’s junk, woman’s good stuff, scrap booking supplies, fabrics, craft, cards footwear, art work, need to downsize or I have to move out, 401 - 26th St, River bank Christina Lake: Large community sale, Sat, May 19, 8:30am-?, at Christina Living Arts Centre. To book a space or table, call 250-447-6161 or Susan at 250-447-9406. Christina Lake: Sat+Sun, May 12+13, 1645 Santa Rosa Rd. Moving! 20+ yrs of tools, household, clothing, garden tools & more. Good quality items. Grand Forks: 9am-6pm, daily, indoor, 6473 5th St, S Ruckle. 250-442-0710. Grand Forks: Air Cadets, Sat. May 12, 8am-2pm, Overwaitea Foods parking lot.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions BC LIVESTOCK is holding a ranch equipment auction Saturday May 12th 11A.M. @ The Johnson’s on Duck Range Rd. Pritchard. Equipment is showroom quality. Tractors, haying equipment, tools, tack, lots of good antiques. View Website at www.bclivestock.bc.ca F.M.I Call 250-573-3939

Building Supplies WANTED Old Barn Board any size, shape, and kind of wood, preferably FREE. Please call 250-442-6611.

$100 & Under Kenmore dryer in good working condition. $50. 250-4429780.

Farm Equipment 2007 Kabota BX24 4WD, tractor loader backhoe. 350 hrs. $16,000 obo. 250-447-6644 after 6pm. Ford 8N tractor, runs well, looks great! PTO & 3PH. Asking $2,600. Call 250-442-0957 for details. Ford 8 N Tractor w/loader. Good tires, good shape. $2,800obo. 250-442-8103.

Firearms WANTED: RIFLES, shotguns, restricted weapons, reloading equipment, decoys or any other shooting related items. Fully licensed. Glen 250-428-6750

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

Free Items 2 kittens to good home. Please call 250-442-2578. FREE to good home – 1998 Registered APHA mare – quiet, good ground manners, trail experience, some professional training. 250-442-2424

Fruit & Vegetables FRESH ASPARAGUS Sutcliffe Farms Creston, BC Place your order to ensure availability 250-428-9961

Furniture Mattresses, bar fridges, end tables. Western Traveller Motel. 250-442-5566. Used Recliner Couch for sale $150.00 352-2523

Garage Sales CASTLEGAR (Blueberry) Yard Sale, Antiques, Skulls furniture & much more 8 - 1, Sat ,May 12th 156 Schulte Cres

Grand Forks: Clearing out shop & house: electrical, plumbing, mild steel, checkerplate, st/st pipe, welding rods, furniture, TV, pictures, lamps, roll away cot, books, Ford Ranger, and lots more. Sat-Mon, May 19-21, 9am4pm, 2315 Konkin Rd. Grand Forks: Sat, May 12, 1-4pm, Cedar Villa apts #4, 668 75th Ave. Moving sale! Grand Forks: Sat, May 12, 8:30am-2pm, 4970 Well Rd. Heritage tomato plants, strawberry plants, 6x6 in glass blocks, household goods, tools, furniture. Grand Forks: Sat, May 12, 8am-?, 1542 68th Ave. No earlybirds. Grand Forks: Sat, May 12, 9am-1pm, 5495 Cooper Rd. No early birds. Grand Forks: Sat, May 12, 9am-2pm, 7460 Valley Heights Dr. Baby clothes, toys & household items. Grand Forks: Sat, May 12, 9am-?, 3210 1st Rd. No early birds. Grand Forks: Sat, May 12, 9am-3pm, 5976 Kenmore Rd. Moving! Furniture, tools, household goods. Grand Forks: Sat+Sun, May 12+13,9am-3pm, 7448 10th St. Downsizing sale. Small (teak?) dining table & chairs plus other small furniture items & other miscellany. Grand Forks: Sat+Sun, May 12+13, 9am-4pm, 7573 6th St. Multi-family. It’s coming!!! 10 Family Garage Sale Sat May 26th Six mile on the North Shore!!!!! Now accepting donations in good condition for Grand Forks Gazette yard sale May 26. 100% proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. No large appliances please.

Pet Services

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 www.rtccontainer.com

Medical Supplies 4 wheel walker w/seat, carry pouch, like new. $75. 2504426345.

Misc. for Sale INSPECTIONS (WETT) and solid fuel appliances at Snowball Ventures. 250-442-2943. Wood pellets and the units that heat with them at Snowball Ventures. 250-442-2943. 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. 2,900 W generator $450; snow blower $500, Delta table saw $100. 250-442-2641. 3,000 W generator, 7 HP, 1yr old. $550. 250-443-2373. 3.5X6 ft utility trailer. $200; 10 in 1/5 HP Craftsman table saw on stand $125. 250-447-6341. 5 HP Berkeley irrigation pump, single phase. $500 obo. 250442-0191. 7 ft Hibiscus plant, coral red blooms, needs space. Very healthy & unique. Best offer. $300 obo. 250-442-8201. 8 ft canopy for full size truck $250; big bird cage 2 ft w x2 ft l x3 ft h $200. 250-442-2995. Antique Buffet real beauty $850, 14’ Deep Freeze $90 250-365-6316 Banff 2000 Hot tub, seats 6, 44 jets, 2 pumps, 1500Lt. $3,500. 250-442-0456. Coffing 1/4 ton electric chain hoist, 3 phase, 460 V. $350 obo. 250-442-3525. Combo pool/ping pong table, all accessories $300; sm portable bar, 4 stools, red leatherette $75. Perfect for family/rec rm. 250-442-6345. Composted manure $20; 60% Alpaca wool socks $30 /pr; fridge & stove $200 pr 250-442-2573, 250-442-9518. Double bed, clean $100; gas kitchen stove $150; sm truck canopy $150. 250-442-6029. Everbearing raspberry canes, $2 ea. 250-442-8026. **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Janome serger, M/Loke 634D, like new. Taking offers. 250-442-5756. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

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Homes for Rent

Want to Rent

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Recreational/Sale

Grand Forks lg home on acreage. pain1@telus.net 778866-8511, 250-442-2549. w w w. h o m e away. c o m / va c a tion-rental/british-columbia/chr istina-lake/r25986. #379429.

Mom, Dad & baby looking for nice place to live. Grand Forks or Christina Lake. N/S, N/P, local references. 250-447-7616.

PARK & SELL

GRAND FORKS

1999 Damon Ultra Sport, 3670 Class A motor home, 275 Cat diesel pusher, 56,000 miles. Ultra leather, day & night shades, 4 dr fridge, convection microwave, glass shower, large bathroom, ducted 2 A/Cs, 6 spd Allison, p/seats, leveling jack, exhaust brake, air ride, backup monitor, lg slide out oven. $46,500. 250-4433066, cell 250-442-1758.

Real Estate

Rentals

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Straight 12-ft shuffleboard $250; 4 drawer dresser $25; oak corner TV stand $25; 2 microwave/TV stands $25 ea; 2 self china cabinet $25; odd size jars. 250-442-8410.

WATERFRONT SALE

South Castlegar 1 bdrm fully furnished with dishes includes utilities, internet N/P, N/S, W/D. Suitable for one person. Available June 1st, Call 250-304-9299

Grand Forks: Newly renovated 2 bdrm mobile w/ addition and woodstove, 2 car garage, 24 km north of town. 250-4420930. Grand Forks: upper duplex, executive 3 bdrm home, new & very modern w/fireplace, A/C, 2 full baths 1 w/jacuzzi, attached garage. $1,275 mo including utils. Call or text 250584-9100. NELSON: Clean 2 Bdrm + smaller office area on 3 Acres, large beach, 5 min to town. Avail immediately $1500 250-352-5679 Uphill Nelson duplex: suitable for family 4 bdrm, 2 bath sundeck N/S N/P newly renowned references & DD required $1500/m + utilities avai May 1st LM 505-5188 W.TRAIL, 2bd. F/S, W/D, D/W, off-street parking 2V. ns.np. $800. 250-368-6818

Auto Financing

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-499-0251 Looking to buy: unwanted, unused firearms. Buyer has all licences. 250-443-2373. Wanted Dble Box Spring Mattress in good Condition 250-357-2402 leave massage

Plants /Nursery

RENATA Lovely 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Country Cottage 1 1/3 Acres. Includes Truck & Boat, Travel Trailer sleeps 4. Large Shop/ Garage, Solar System Internet & Phone in Home. $239,700 - email: renatapal@yahoo.com or Call 1-208-779-7606

Lots LAST WATERVIEW LOT Twin Rivers Subdivision Castlegar, this will not last long priced to sell 250-365-6316

Mariposa Greenhouse open 9am-5pm 7 days/wk. Come check us out and tag a basket for summer blooms. 3705 Koochin Rd. You can “like us” on Facebook!

Open house, Sat, May 12, 9am-1pm, #1 6690 21st St. 3 bdrm condo.

Tools

Gulf Islands

Bosch router 12 amp plunge & fixed base. Never used. $150. 250-442-3948.

CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492.

Real Estate

Open Houses

Rentals

Apt/Condos for Sale Grand Forks: 2 story 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, immaculate townhouse, w/finished basement. A steal at $140,000, but will consider any offers. #18 1410 78th St. Close to high school. 250-442-0610.

Business for Sale FOR SALE

GARBAGE DISPOSAL BUSINESS Serving the West Boundary

Business with equipment - $49,000 For inquires contact R.A.P.I.D. Services

Joanne Relkov 250-449-2608 Owner/Operator

For Sale By Owner Grand Forks: Cedar Villa Apts, 668 75th Ave, 2 bdrm, overlooks Observation Mtn, close to downtown, in nice shape, laminate flooring. $126,900. 250-442-0725. Unfinished cabin on 2.8 acres on Riondel Rd near the Ashram. Will be appraised in May. Making a list of interested individuals. Price likely well under $200,000. Terms Negotiable. Excellent for handy person or couple 780-566-0707

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 Grand Forks: west end, 1,200 sq ft, lg lot, under $100,000 Pat Ballard. 250-442-7616.

Acreage Midway, Rock Creek, Grand Forks: looking for long term lease, 20-50+ acres. 778-3631313.

Apt/Condo for Rent Rentals

Grand Forks Realty Ltd.

Grand

Forks: 2 bdrm home, 4 appliances, downtown. $725 month. Avail June 1. N/S, N/P, References. Ken: 250-442-2632 ken.dodds@yahoo.ca

BV MANOR, Fruitvale, unassisted living, senior couple 1bd. $403./mo.; senior single bachelor suite $349./mo. N/S, N/P. Includes utilities &cable TV. 250-367-7612, 250-3677046. CASTLEGAR, 1 Bdrm Apt $550/mth, Fresh paint & floor 2 Bdrm Basement suite, DT $725/mth All Include Utilities N/S, N/P 250-608-3930 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $700/mth + utilities, 365-5070, leave msg CASTLEGAR Large bright 2 Bdrm in quiet bldg close to downtown, F/S, Laundry on site, N/S, N/P, $800 utilities included, 250-505-3609 NELSON: bright quiet 2 bdrm lake view, waking distance to town W/D N/S N/P $750/m avail June 1st 352-5634 or 208-304-5697 WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716

Prime downtown Grand Forks location - 3rd St Plaza, 3,000+ sq ft Lots of parking. Call 250-666-0088. Creston COMMERCIAL BUILDING

3600 sq.ft. of Retail Space

Located DOWN TOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-428-5240 Grand Forks: approx 1,000 sq ft open area plus 200 sq ft office area with 22’ x 22’ attached workshop. Lots of parking, great location, good signage on main road. Security system installed. $750 month plus utilities. Call Jim @ 250-442-9780 james.rankin70@yahoo.com Grand Forks: NEW OWNERSHIP. 3 commercial spaces, in town (Black Knight building) & 1 on hwy. Available now. 250442-2599 / 250-443-1599.

Cottages / Cabins 1 bdrm cabin near town $700/m utilities ntv 352-7296 Christina Lake: 1 bdm cottage w/ covered deck, bsmt, grdn, w/d, pets ok, low utils. n/s $650 + util. 604-771-1570. Grand Forks area cabin, fully furnished. $450 month includes utilities. N/S, N/P, no partiers. Ideal for single person. 250-442-8238.

Duplex / 4 Plex CASTLEGAR 2 Bdrm Renovated Duplex w garage Avail June 1, near schools/ millenium park, f/s, w/d hookup, lg fenced yard, bsmt for storage, yard main/snow removal incl., quiet res, n/s n/p $850/mo plus util with lease 403-286-7132 sherconn@shaw.ca TRAIL, 2-3bdrm. 1bth. N/S, N/P. W/D. $800./mo. +util. References. 250-231-0920

Mobile Homes & Pads Grand Forks: Mobile home pad on the river, $300 a month pad rent. Call 250-442-2995. ROBSON 3 Bdrm Mobile Home for rent Refer & Criminal check required Call 250-304-3430

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Office/Retail Room for Rent In a beautiful established 10 yr hair salon, great Baker St location. Ideal for Esthetics or Massage 550/m includes shared reception laundry, heat, hot water, phone & air conditioning. Contact Diana @ 250 352-1955 or evenings 250 505-3098

1991 Harley Fat Boy, appraised at $25,000, must sell $15,000 obo. 250-447-9756. DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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ROBSON Roommate wanted to share House on acreage 250-365-6510

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

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

Homes for Rent

Want to Rent

1 small bdrm house for rent N/S N/P for a mature adult or couple 352-5498 2 bdrm house immediate North Shore N/S N/P $850/m + utilities avail June 1st 352-9136 after 5 pm 4BD House in BeaverFalls. $950 Ref.Req. 250.367.6564 Avail June 1 N/S Grand Forks: June 1st, 2 bdrm, N/S, N/P, ref required, yard maint, W/D, F/S. $625/+ utilities. Cheryl, 250-492-5931. Grand Forks: main floor, 3 bdrm renovated house on acreage suitable for working couple, $1,200 month plus utilities. 250-442-2424.

Grand Forks area: Quiet mature couple requires pet/ horse friendly farm, long term preferred. 250-442-8458. Grand Forks: Desperately seeking room & board. Single female, clean, quiet, N/D, no drugs, N/P. 250-442-3881. Grand Forks: Senior requires 1 bdrm /bach suite. N/S. Has references. 250-442-3389. Grand Forks: Wanted! House to rent. Professional working parent looking for 2-3 bdrm in town, close to town. Clean, responsible tenant. Need fully fenced yard. Elizabeth, 250-442-6611, 250-5849100 or 9-5 at 250-442-2191.

1973 Comet, 56,100 miles, excellent shape, no rust, $2,000. 250-442-3191. 1995 red Monte Carlo, 147,292 km, good cond, $2,000; 4 mounted winter tires, 225/R60/16 $400. 250442-5142. 1997 Pontiac Sunfire, SE Rally, 5-spd, new clutch & winter tires, interior good condition. Great for 2nd car & for teenagers to gain driving skills! $850 obo. Phone 250-666-0159. 2000 Mercury GM, Good clean condition QUS 148,000.9 KM 352-6089 2001 Buick LeSabre, 124,000 km, set of winters on rims. $5,500 obo. 250-442-2641. 2002 Chevy Impala, just spent $3,000 in extras. Must sell. $4,500. 250-447-9756.

Motorcycles

Shared Accommodation

Grand Forks: 3 bdrm town house $900 month includes utilities. 778-931-0117.

$50 for regular size car/truck

1991 VW Gulf, 4 cyl, 4 dr, 5 spd, P/S $1,100. 250-4420122, 250-493-1807. 1996 Fully loaded RL 3.5 Acura excellent cond $5,500 250-365-6316 1996 Mazda 626, V6 auto, most options except leather, new timing belt, 198,000 km. $2,750 obo. 250-442-0122, 250-493-1807.

Share House Nelson: furn room W/D, NS/NP & wifi. Woman Avail now $475/mo all incl. 354-3922

Townhouses

Lots of Traffic - Great Exposure 80% of vehicles sold within 2 weeks!

Cars - Sports & Imports

Rooms for Rent

CASTLEGAR Seeking Responsible individual to share large fully furnished Home. Perfect for student or working person N/P, N/S please call 304-2380

Ph: 250-666-0088

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Sun Mountain 3 wheel Speed E Golf Cart. 24 Volt motor. Was $600, asking $300. 250.368.9231

Only 4 Lots Left 0.5 ac lot - $109,000 0.6 ac lot - $169,000 1.0 ac lot - $229,000 Near par 3 Golf Course www.WaterlooLanding.ca www.nelson-homes.com Custom Plans, Engineered Homes from $53,000 Call 250-365-6267

Rentals

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Recreational/Sale 1970s 10-ft Rustler camper, Fridge, stove, furnace. $850/obo. 250-442-5170. 1979 8.5 ft Okanagan camper, no leaks, very clean, fridge, furnace, new water heater. All in good working order. $2,250 obo. 250-447-7668. 1993 Terry Resort, 26 ft 5th wheel. Great condition. Brand new fridge/freezer. Awning, A/C, microwave, 5 aluminum wheels. Asking $6,900. 250442-0097. 1997 34’ Winnebago Adventurer. Good shape. $21,500 250.364.8393 or 250.362.5179 1998 26’ 5th Wheel in pristine condition, queen bed, sleeps up to 6, includes 5th wheel, adjusting sliding hinge ($2000 value) also 2004 Dodge Ram quad cab, fully loaded, dealer mat with retraceable tonneau cover, 5th wheel $9500, truck + 5th Wheel $22,500 OBO Call 250-505-6303 1999 Allegro 32 ft motor home. Reduced - $22,000. 454, has gen, sleeps 8, hyd level, front air susp, queen bed walk around. Excellent condition. Has 50,000 km. 1-250442-2013. 2008 Jayco Eagle SuperLite 32’ 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

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2006 Damon Challenger, 36.5 ft, 2 slides, V10 w/Banks system, better mileage & power. Transferable 4 yr ext warranty, leather furniture, Onan Genset, ABS brakes, rear camera, many extras, 25,000 miles. Like new. $68,995. 250-4433066. BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

Recreational/Rent Will Store Boats & RV’s on Robson property below Dam - 250-365-6510

Scrap Car Removal 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

Sport Utility Vehicle 1998 Toyota Rav4, 5 spd, 4 dr, silver, 310,000 km. Well maintained, reliable. $3,600. C/w 2 sets tires on rims (new winters). 250-442-4279. 2000 Ford Explorer XLT Grey 4x4 loaded 150,000 km well maintained summers & blizzak tires on rims $6000 352-6165

Trucks & Vans 1990 Ford 150 4x4, w/canopy, good working order, $1,000 obo. 250-442-8075. 1999 GMC Silverado 4x4 ext cab, 160,000 km. $8,500 obo. 250-442-2641. 2000 Ford Explorer XLS, P/W, V6 auto, 170,000 km, very clean. $5,300 obo. 250-4420122, 250-493-1807. 2000 GMC 4WD long box, low miles, new brakes. $10,000 obo. 250-447-6408. 2001 Honda Odyssey LX, seats 7, V6 auto, 176 K, 2 sets tires. $4,900. 250-442-5129. 2004 Dodge Diesel Reg cab, long box w/canopy, 4x4. Edge attitude power chip, 5” stainless exhaust, rear super springs & air bags. Winter & summers on rims. 1 owner. $18,500. 250-445-2346. 2005 Dodge Diesel Quad Cab 1 ton, long box 4 x 4. Predator performance power chip. 195,000kms. AC, PW. Almost new summer & winters on rims, $20,000. 250-445-2346.

Boats 1991 Malibu Tournament ski boat, only 600 hrs, must sell. $15,000 obo. 250-447-9756.

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Group with unequaled track record in search of volunteers SUBMITTED

The volunteer opportunity of a lifetime is about to come open, as the longeststanding humanitarian organization in the world puts out the call

for Branch Executive Committee (BEC) members. The Trail branch of St John Ambulance (SJA) serves the entire Kootenay region, from Sparwood to Grand Forks; Nakusp to the

U.S. border, providing a three-pronged service approach including their First Aid Brigade, Therapy Dog Program, and the provision of internationally-acclaimed first aid training and

supplies. “We’re looking for energetic, enthusiastic people to help guide an ambitious mandate for growth,” said BEC chair Ralph DiSabato, who added you needn’t have a

background in first aid – just the desire to make a difference. “We want to see at least one person in every Kootenay household trained in SJA’s life-saving techniques. We want to

see our brigade at every community event. We want to see our therapy dogs in every care facility in the region.” “I’d like to see people come on board who are excited about

our potential,” say branch administrator Kyra Hoggan. Interested parties please contact Hoggan at 250-364-2067 or Kyra.Hoggan@ bc.sja.ca for more information.

Child’s speech

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Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

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**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

For a free brochure or more information visit www.ServiceCanada.gc.ca/retirement or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval

...to consider when understanding typical speech and language development is that one-year-old children should be able to say one word at a time and two-year-old children should say at least two words together. Hearing loss can interfere with a child’s speech and language development so parents should also be on the look out for hearing problems. At three-months-old a child should startle to loud sounds and by six months they should turn to where a sound is coming from. If parents notice any signs that a child may not be hearing well they should talk to an audiologist or other health professional. There are some simple things that parents and caregivers can do to promote communication development. Try following your child’s lead: get face-to-face and down to your child’s level, observe your child’s body language in order to discover what he/she is interested in, wait for your child to do or say something (be patient - it can be 10 or 15 seconds), listen to your child’s message without interrupting and then respond in a playful way. To find out about speech and language services in Interior Health: http:// www.interiorhealth. ca/YourHealth/InfantsChildren/Pages/ SpeechLanguage.aspx Authors: Kirsten Barnard and Jennifer Amy are Interior Health Speech and Language Pathology students.


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With two electric motors, the Volt can travel up to 80 kilometres using no gasoline, while producing zero emissions. Go farther and the

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