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Parents rally to save school CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Parents Advisory Committee from Castlegar Primary School held a rally on Tuesday morning to save the school from possible demolition. Facing a budget shortfall, School District trustees are looking at several different options to save money, one of which includes getting rid of the school and moving the stu-

dents into portables at nearby Twin Rivers Elementary School. “Once again, C.P. is on the radar of getting restructured or reconfigured in the board’s effort to find some money,” said PAC chair Leeann Osokin. “We’re rallying again to show the support that we need the school and that it can’t function as a bunch of portables outside Twin Rivers.” Castlegar Primary School is the

Parents and students demonstrate their support for Castlegar Primary School on May 15. Craig Lindsay photo

only primary school in B.C. and features children in kindergarten, grade one and grade two. “I’m here to support their parents and their desire to

keep this unique school here in our district,” said Mickey Kinakin, KootenayColumbia school trustee. “It does such a good job of integrating children into

the public system. We see the results of it as they travel through the system. They are much readier and much more accomplished within the education system.”

Kinakin expects the board to look closely at the matter in the fall. Any changes to the school would not take place until the 2013-14 school year.

Castlegar shooting for a permanent e-waste facility CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

After the success of the one day e-waste drop off event on April 28, the city of Castlegar is stepping up efforts to bring a permanent e-waste site to the city. “We’ve been in contact with Encorp,” said Mayor Lawrence Chernoff. “I think it’s important to fill that role. Instead of it going to the landfill it now goes to where it’s supposed to go. If Encorp doesn’t step up to the plate, then I think they city will

Lawrence Chernoff, Mayor of Castlegar (left), and Chris Barlow, Director of Civic Works, help residents get rid of some of their e-waste on April 28 at the Pioneer Arena parking lot.

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Board pleased by tech updates JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Edtor

Cause behind the cooking M&M Meat Shop manager Dave Grantham, above right, and Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff were busy on Saturday in front of the store serving hamburgers, chicken burgers, and veggie burgers as part of the store’s Charity Day BBQ. Proceeds go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Society of Canada. Crohn’s and Colitis is a disease which affects both men. Grantham was diagnosed last year, while Chernoff has a family member with the disease. Craig Lindsay photo

School District No. 20 briefs JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

In a move aimed at enhancing the atmosphere around the school district, Chair Darrel Ganzert, at the May 14 meeting of the School District 20 Board, moved that the “School District No. 20 management team, along with the Trustees, develops an awareness program to inform all education partners of many changes/possibilities/ challenges coming to public education through the recent legislated changes of Bill 22, Learning Improvement Fund, new delivery of special education, new curricula, and new grading practices.” In explaining his motion, Ganzert cited “quite a turmoil in the last several months... lots of negative news.” He said by tackling an awareness pro-

gram such as the one described, the board could “try and offer hope for the future.” He said he hoped teachers and students “leave for some rest in June with something positive to think about.” Funding and enrollment issues were among the items contained in the May 14 agenda. During the meeting it was clarified by Superintendent Greg Luterbach that funds from the Ministry of Education are delivered into “one pot” with the District, from which individual schools are subsequently funded. He explained that the amounts for each school are determined based on enrollment at the end of September. During the brief discussion relating to this issue, Director of Student Support Services

Kim Williams mentioned a tactic called the “October Dump,” in which some schools may have held onto students until funding had been received before moving students into other programs. “We know it has happened,” said Williams. Director of Instruction Bill Ford supplied a report on Play-Based Learning. The enthusiastic director praised the “world-wide phenomenon” of play-based learning, “designed play for our youngest learners. “It’s a big, big topic,” said Ford, “it could be a doctoral thesis.” He stated that “more than half of kindergartens are entrenched in this environment” which, along with full day kindergarten is “serving children better.”

The School District 20 Board of Education kicked off it’s May 14 meeting at Blueberry School with a pair of presentations. Language/Speech Pathlolgist Stephen Pierson and Education Assistant/Childcare worker, Mentor/ Trainer Chris McCormack gave separate summaries to the board, designed to bring staff and trustees up to speed on how modern media tools and software are enabling breakthroughs in learning, specifically in regard to children with learning challenges.

“There’s so much to it. The program allows kids to get ideas out of their heads and onto paper.” Chris McCormack Pierson spoke glowingly of tablet computers such as the iPad, and how they offer effective alternatives to traditional ways of teaching children with challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. “Kids just take to it,” he said, adding that simply taking one into a room and turning it on quickly grabs the attention every child present. He offered video evidence of how well kids catch on to the device and how it helps them

Language/speech pathologist Stephen, left, narrates a video presentation at the May 14 trustees meeting in Blueberry School. Jim Sinclair photos

communicate. In one case, a boy who normally can endure no more than 15 seconds on any one learning task, could deftly utilize the tablet in making choices and providing answers to questions. Much of the teaching process involves games, and with a software program called Proloquo2go, Pierson says the results are very encouraging. The boy mentioned earlier, though a bit resistant when introduced to the device, now wears it with a strap. A visually challenged student who deals with other cognitive issues as well, is making good strides with the zoom text feature on the computer, whereas before he could make out nothing further than three inches from his face. Pierson described an older student whose goal is to become a professional cook. The student, who is prone to seizures, has a tough

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fluency as others, frustrated him. McCormack said he could have used a program like Kurzweil 3000 back in the day. “There’s so much to it,” he excitedly told the board. “The program allows kids to get ideas out of their heads and onto paper.” Conceding that the Kurzweil program is just one of many available, McCormack said he has seen many positive results with it. The internet-based program, for instance, can allow a person with writing difficulties to cut and paste forms or tests, email them to themselves, make text boxes and complete exams just as straightforwardly as anyone else. Trustee Lorainne Manning applauded the “obvious passion” McCormack has for his work, and Chair Darrel Ganzert thanked both Pierson and McCormack for their presentations.

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Diamond Dinner THANK YOU The Castlegar Rotary Club would like to thank all of our sponsors and prize donors who help make the Annual Diamond Dinner possible. With their generous support, the Castlegar Rotary Club is able to fund local and international projects such as scholarships and bursaries at Selkirk College and Stanley Humphries Secondary School, outdoor exercise equipment for the Millennium Walkway, the highway interchange fountain, the kid’s room at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, wheelchairs for the Red Cross, a patio and gazebo at Talarico Place, and donations to PolioPlus - an International Rotary program to eradicate polio worldwide.

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• A&W Restaurants • Blaylock’s Mansion

• Kay’s Contracting • Kim’s Creations

Gold Sponsors

• BMO Bank of Montreal • The Brick • Columbia Power • Fortis BC • House of Rose Winery • Nufloors • Teck

• St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino

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• Affolter Financial Group Inc. • AM Ford • Apple Auto Glass • Arrow Lakes Air Conditioning & Mechanical Systems Ltd. • Back in Balance Family Chiropractic Corp. • Boston Pizza • Castlegar Realty Ltd.

• Century 21 Mountainview Realty Ltd. • CIBC • CIBC Wood Gundy • Downtown Shell • Dundee Wealth Inc. • Empac Engineering Ltd. • Glacier Honda • Golder Associates Ltd. • Greek Oven

• Heritage Credit Union • HG Insurance Agencies Ltd. • In Colour Decorating Center Benjamin Moore • Kal Tire • Kootenay Liquidators Ltd. • Kootenay Market • Kootenay Optometry Clinic • Kootenay Smile Studio • Krueckl Financial Services Inc.

• M&M Meat Shops • MEDIchair Castlegar • Mountain Transport Institute • Philip Kanigan Notary Public Inc. • RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd. • Sears Dealer Store • Selkirk Eyecare • Sun Life Financial • Trowelex Rentals & Sales • WK Concrete Ltd. • WSA Engineering Ltd.

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• 7-Eleven • A&W Restaurants • Aeon Studio • Andre’s Audiotronics • Andrew Sheret Ltd. • Avenues Hair Design Ltd. • The Beach Shack • Boulevard Hair & Wig Salon • The Brick • Café Michael • Canadian Tire • Castle Brew Inc. • Castlegar & District Community Complex • Castlegar & District Heritage Society • Castlerock Liquor Store • Castlegar Golf Club • Castlegar Massage Therapy

Clinic • Castlegar Medical Aesthetics & Day Spas • Castlegar Sports Centre and Fly Shop • Chopsticks • Common Grounds • Cuisine of India • Curves Castlegar • Cut N’ Loose Hair Design • Dairy Queen • Dairyland (Saputo) • Di’s Esthetics • Dragonflies & Fairy Dust • Fashion Foundations • The Gift Box • Hairlines 6th Avenue • JJ’s Fashions • Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurants

• Kay’s Contracting • Kim’s Creations • Kootenay Centre Cinemas • Kootenay Market • Kootenay Savings Credit Union • Kootenay Valley Water Co. • Lorraine Hartson • Mallard’s Source for Sports • Mark’s Work Wearhouse • Mazatlan Restaurant • McDonald’s Restaurants • Mike’s RV Ranch • Mirja Vahala • Mitchell Supply Ltd. • MountainHigh Lighting Designs • Nealy O’Briens • Nel Vandergaag • Nufloors • Oglow’s Paint & Wall Coverings Ltd.

• Panago Pizza • Paragon Columbia Pharmacy • Passion Parties - Jacquelyn Konkin • Pharmasave • Pozitive Computers • Reinvented Apparel • Safeway & Starbucks • Sandman Hotel • Sears Dealer Store—Lori Orser • Shoppers Drug Mart • Simone Jewellers • Super 8 Castlegar • Tim Horton’s • Wayne Groutage • Windborne B&B • WineKitz

Out-Of-Town Prize Donors

• Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort • Balfour Golf Course • Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa • Bia Boro Apparel Inc. • Blaylock’s Mansion • Bootleg Gap Golf • Casa Loma Lakeside Resort in Kelowna • Champion Lakes Golf Course • Christina Lake Golf Club

• Colander Restaurant • Cottonwood Kitchens • Cranbrook Golf Club • Esprit de la Femme Lingerie • Gabriella’s Restaurants Ltd. • Hall’s Basics • Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Cranbrook • Karen Lowe • Kaslo Golf Club • Kaslo Manor Lodge

• Kimberley Golf Club • Kootenai Moon Furniture Inc. • Kokanee Springs Golf Resort • Lemon Creek Lodge • Max and Irma’s Restaurant • Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Centre • Mountain Waters Spa • New Horizons Motel • Penticton Golf & Country Club • Penticton Lakeside Resort

• Prestige Motels and Resorts • Prestige Lakeside Resort • Ramada Inn, Spokane Airport • Rossland-Trail Country Club • Shoes for the Soul • St Eugene Golf Resort Casino • Streetclothes Named Desire • Travelodge Spokane • Twin Lakes Village Golf Course • Wandermere Golf Course • Wingate by Wyndham Hotel

A very special thank you to all of our guests for their generous contributions, the friends of Rotary and former Rotarians who served the guests, our Rotary partners for all of their help, Turning Pointe Dance Studio and the Interact Club and parents for the safe ride home program.

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Rotarians put up fencing for outdoor park

Rotarians work together to put up the fencing, which was donated by Trowelex, for the Outdoor Fitness Park at Twin Rivers Park. Pictured on left (from left) are Ron Ross, Ray Pierce, Don McDowell, Bill Furey, Brenda Balahura, Darlene Kalawsky, Fred Hughes, and Brian Brady. (Top) Fred Hughes and Bill Furey link together two of the fence pieces. Craig Lindsay photos

T.R. students learn recycling from the source

Students from Mrs. Evdokimoff’s grade 6 class at Twin Rivers visit the Waste Management reCraig Lindsay photo cycling facility in Brilliant. SUBMITTED

Students from Twin Rivers Elementary took a trip ‘away’

from their school on Wednesday and into the world of trash this week – learning about the future of most

purchased things in the process. The students have taken Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling pro-

gram since October, learning about ecological footprints, greenhouse gas emissions reduction and

more. Now it’s time for the annual visit to where things that are thrown ‘away’ end up – the local landfill and recycling centres. “The students got to see first hand where all of their waste and recycling ends up in their community. It makes them think about their own habits regarding consumption of material goods, reducing, reusing, and of course recycling. It’s a perfect learning experience to visit both the landfill and recycling centres. These students will most likely think twice about throwing something away after this field trip,” said Jessica Thomson, the Beyond Recycling educator at Twin Riv-

ers. Students toured the Ootischenia Landfill where Lauren Rethoret Ward, Environmental Services Coordinator for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), showed them around. They also toured the Materials Recovery Facility (recycling centre) in Brilliant. At the beginning of the program, students were visited by an expert ‘garbologist’ (their Beyond Recycling educator in costume) who ‘analyzed’ the contents of the classroom garbage can and worked out what waste could have been diverted from the landfill. “These students

have learned so much on how to reduce their waste over the last seven months of this program. This trip really shows them why it’s so important to continue those actions,” Thomson said. Beyond Recycling is a Wildsight program; it is offered in the Central Kootenay Region in partnership with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, as well as with support from Fortis BC, Columbia Basin Trust, TD Friends of the Environment Fund, BC Hydro, and Waste Management Inc. Additional support has come from teachers, administrators and parents from schools throughout the region.

Robson school students correctly spell out ‘W-I-N’ SUBMITTED

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Earlier this spring Robson Community School held its annual Spell-A-Thon. Over the spring break, students were given word lists to study and were asked to collect pledges from family members, friends and neighbours. This is the school’s major fundraiser of the year, and once again, the

students and community didn’t disappoint, raising almost $4500. Each year the proceeds go toward something that the school really needs, and in the past, musical instruments, playground equipment, and a screen for our gymnasium are but a few things that have been purchased. This year, the money raised will go

toward buying hundreds of new books for our library. This is very exciting for our school, since we have so many avid readers who are always looking for new books to read. Gabriel Thring, a Grade 3 student, raised the most money in the school ($260.00), and won a pool party donated by the Sandman Inn.

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Park is a showpiece in waiting The money and work being put into the upgrading/beautification of the Twin Rivers/Millenium Park is most likely going to be well worth it. If this area is not worthy of some attention, where could be better? Castlegar has the good fortune to be situated where it is. Mention Castlegar anywhere around the world and someone might know what you’re talking about, even if they think about the Irish location. But mention the Columbia River and recognition leaps. Here we have it, with the Kootenay River for good measure. Investing in this choice piece of real estate is a no brainer. Not everyone is going to be 100 per cent in favour of the project involving the water recreation park that designers have drawn up, but, that being said, it’s refreshing to not have a deafening chorus of naysayers panning the idea. This is precisely the sort of amenity that’s likely to add to a visitor’s experience, especially the family-type visitor so many communities covet. How popular is this park at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers going to turn out? How hot do you think it’s going to get each summer for next bunch of decades? When it starts to cook, where better than a nice pool at the park? We want to hear from you.

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Worry not about the children Groovy man! I just had a flashback to the 60s. Well, not exactly a flashback. The other night I watched a documentary on Woodstock. Actually, it was more a compilation of home videos and so the show had a different sort of flavour than the standard Woodstock documentaries. Watching the show made me wish for those days when peace and love were the cornerstones of society. Those were more innocent times before life was complicated with a hurry-scurry world filled with computers, cell phones and other electronics. Anyway, during the show it showed free-spirited young people doing what young people do best (no matter what the generation). The “kids” were simply having a good time enjoying the music and enjoying their lives. I’m fairly certain they weren’t thinking beyond the day of revelry. Besides the obvious drugs, (that’s a whole other subject best left for yet another column), the order of the event was to hang loose and have a good time. They did that in spades. I laughed when I saw half-naked, and naked hippies sliding through inches of mud much like sleighs through new-fallen snow. The muddier they got and the further they slid, they more they laughed. Craig Lindsay Reporter

Jim Sinclair Editor

Some 500,000 people had somehow gotten the word that there was going to be a party – a big party – for three days at a dairy farm in the Catskills, near Bethell, New York in mid-August of 1969. For the organizers it was more like a “Build it and they will come” attitude. And come they did. Dressed in beads, bell bottoms, bikinis and paisley shirts, the revelers came from near and far looking for a party. They weren’t disappointed. What struck me as I watched the show, was the fresh-faced youthfulness and the alignment of circumstances which resulted in likely one of the best free concerts ever given. Now, if you do the math, that happened almost 43 years ago. Most of the attendees ranged in age from their mid-teens to their early thirties. Which means if the average age was 25 or so, many of those people would now be in their mid-to-late 60s. They likely have children and grandchildren and maybe even great-grandchildren. I grin when I think about their grandchildren looking at that show and seeing grandma and grandpa cutting loose, running around half naked and getting high. The point of this column is not so much about Woodstock, but more Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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about the rite of passage – the transition through the years from young adult, to adult, to senior citizen. Nowadays, if you passed one of those Woodstock hippies on the road it’s likely that all you will see is an older man or woman, with a lifetime of wrinkles upon his or her face. Unless they told you, you would never know that they were part of history. These now upstanding, productive members of society were, back then, considered misfits and “dirty hippies” by the older generation which was absolutely certain the world was going hell in a hand basket once the hippies came of age. No such thing happened. They became valuable and contributing members of society. They laughed, they cried tears, and they raised families and have now become the matriarchs and patriarchs of our society. Next time you see a young person not fitting into the norm, next time you see our youth struggling to find their place in life, don’t forget those hippies. Remember that as they are, so were you in your own way. Fear not for our future. It’s in good hands. Life has a way of working such things out. Sandy Leonard Production

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Post Aglow thanks A big thank you to all the ladies who came to hear Elizabeth Vance speak at the Ladies Aglow in Castlegar on April 23. Showers of Blessings was the theme

and I hope and pray that you were as blessed as I was. It was a pleasure to hear Elizabeth speak about her past experiences with Aglow and the future of Aglow. The foundation has always been prayer and the supporting of women in our communities so that each one of us can be the

person God has created us to be. This can take on many forms and as we go forth we are excited to see how God will form not only us as an Aglow group but as individuals, so that we may go out into our community and share the blessings God has given us. Again we thank

Elizabeth and all the ladies who helped make this meeting a blessing and success. Romans 12:11 “Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavour; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.”(Amplified) -Carol Shypitka Castlegar

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Garden reminder Composters Reduce your household waste and help the environment by composting at home! The City of Castlegar in partnership with Waste Management, Fortis BC and Columbia Power Corporation is selling Indoor/Outdoor composter packages through a special program for its residents. Composters are available to City of Castlegar residents for $35. To purchase an indoor/outdoor composter package, payment must be made at City Hall (460 Columbia Avenue) Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. With proof of purchase your Composters can be picked up at the City of Castlegar Booth at the Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest on May 19, 2012 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Millennium Park. After that date, composters can be picked up from the Civic Works Yard, (4500 Minto Road). For more information contact 250-365-7227. LIMIT OF ONE PER HOUSEHOLD, CASTLEGAR RESIDENTS ONLY.



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The third annual Castlegar Garden & Nature Fest is happening this Saturday. The Castlegar Garden Club and Castlegar Communities in Bloom jointly sponsor this event. The focus will be on growing plants and gardens (wild and cultivated), and the natural environment and its inhabitants: insects, mammals, birds etc. Vendors selling plants and garden items will be participating, as well as local non profit/educational groups that promote gardening and wildlife. We hope this mix of energies will be beneficial to all, especially our environment.

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Upcoming meeting room. Light refreshments will be served. Become an advocate for our Library ..BE A Friend‌Volunteer! Information: Darlene Kalawsky 250365-2155. Everyone Welcome!

tiative that introduces families with preschool children to their local schools and helps them to make positive school connections. These events will include crafts, activities, a healthy snack, and take home gifts. Join us at Castlegar Primary School on May 25 at 9-11 am, Kinnaird Elementary School on May 23rd at 9-11 am, and Robson Community School on May 14th at 9-11 am. For more info call Alana at 250.304.6862.


MAY 24-27 SPRING REVIVAL MEETINGS - with Evangelist Bill


ated on the beautiful Columbia River, this open air festival celebrates growing with 30-plus vendors selling a large array of plants, bushes, herbs, trees, shrubs, garden art, and treasures of all kinds. Free admission. If you are interested in being a vendor of have any questions, contact 250-399-4439 or email MAY 19 - THE COLUMBIA CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB is holding its

annual Spring tune up on the Columbia River, May 19. Bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy a casual 3-4 hour, class 2, paddle from Robson to South Castlegar. Informal instruction and questions are welcome from non-members wishing to join the paddle and the following potluck. For more information phone Bert Port at 250 365-6056.


Wee 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Bantam 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. May 20 - Same. The WKMLA will also be having a bake sale, bottle drop-off and bbq at The Brick all May long weekend long.

MAY 19-21 - FAMILY FISHING DERBY - With over $2,000 in prizes,

the derby is the place to be on the May long weekend. The derby goes from 8 a.m. on Saturday until 1 p.m. on Monday with pre-registration on Friday from 5-8 p.m. At the Arrow Yacht Club at 5540 Broadwater Road. Call 250-231-2489 for more information.


- Ready, Set, Learn is a provincial Ministry of Education ini-

Smith, Thurs – Sat. 7 p.m.; Sunday 10:30am & 6 p.m. Castlegar Baptist Church 419 7th Ave. For more info: MAY 25/26 - STANLEY HUMPHRIES SCHOOL GRADUATION - Grad cer-

emonies go May 25 at 6 p.m. at Selkirk College, while the grad march goes May 26 at 6 p.m. at the Castlegar Community Complex.

MAY 26/27 - PASS CREEK GARAGE SALE - Multi-family huge garage

sale at Pass Creek Campground. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We are accepting vendors. Call Debbie 250-3044602. MAY 27 - FLEA MARKET AT ROBSON HALL 8 am to 11 am with break-

fast sponsored by Robson Fire Department Auxiliary. To book a table please call Cathy 250365-3796. MAY 30 - CALLS FROM WHALES - FORUM ON THE IMPACTS OF ENBRIDGE BC Oil Pipeline 7pm,

Capitol Theatre Nelson. Features: *Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Award Winning, “TAR SANDS: Dirty Oil and a Future of a Continent� *Art Sterritt, Executive Chair of Coastal First Nations *Power point and multimedia presentations. Tickets $12 on sale now. For more info: 250-352-5274 or or Facebook: Kootenays for a PipelineFree BC. MAY 31 - STAND UP FOR CHARITY -

At Element in Castlegar. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show start at 8:30 p.m. Features comedians Ivan Decker and Sunee Dhaliwal. Tickets available at Element,  


Castlegar Hyundai, and Castlegar Realty. Presented by the Kinsmen Club of Trail. JUN. 2 - ROLLER DERBY - Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers take on Nelson’s Lumber Jackies in a double header at the Castlegar Complex. Go to for tickets. JUN. 14 - CASTLEGAR UNITED WAY AGM - 6 p.m. at the Fireside Inn. JUL. 14 - KOOTENAY FESTIVAL Featuring live music, dance, performances and cuisine from the diverse cultures represented in the Kootenay region. Be a part of this exciting cultural event! Go to for further details. JUL. 13-15 - 11TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE - At Pass

Bingo, 7:00 pm Rummoli, 10:00 am 16th Raspberry Reunion, Thursday - 9:30 am Floor Curling, 3rd 2:00 pm General Meeting, 1:00 pm Bingo just not on the 3rd, Friday - 1:00 pm Bridge/ Crib, 11th Dinner Dance 6:00 pm tickets @ Complex $20 & $25. ONGOING: DO YOU KNOW A CHAMPION OF LITERACY? - A champion

for literacy is anyone who has made a contribution to literacy in Castlegar and area, including individuals, groups or organizations. Nomination forms can be found at the Castlegar & District Public Library or at www. Deadline for nominations is May 31st. For more info call Alana, Community Literacy Coordinator for Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy at 250.304.6862.

Creek Fairgrounds. Featuring musicians from all over Western Canada and the Northern United States. A fun family weekend with live music, great food, and camping on site. For more details google Castlegar Bluegrass Jamboree 2012 or go to



raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/ defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate.


free early learning programs for parents/caregivers with young children. Join us for snack, art, stories, gym time, and music. Robson StrongStart - Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 8:30-11:30am, Thurs 12:30-3:30pm. Blueberry StrongStart - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:30-11:30am and Tues 12:00-3:00pm. For more info call Alana at 304-6862 or 365-7201. A partnership between Robson Community School, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Blueberry Creek Community School.


Monday - 10:00 am Darts, 1:00 pm Whist, Tuesday - 9:30 am Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1:00 pm Crafts, 7:00 pm Pool, Wednesday - 9:30 am Floor Curling, 1:00 pm on 2nd ONLY,

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ONGOING: CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB meets on the third Wednes-

day of each month throughout the summer at members’ gardens. Open your spirit to the wider world of gardening. Hear a dazzling array of speakers. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave: 250-365-9600 or

month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-3658336. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR JUDO CLUB MEETS MONDAYS, THURSDAYS at

6:15-8 p.m. at Twin Rivers Elementary for Sept. 12 to May/ June. Male or Female, ages eight years and up. Registration at any meeting. Call senior sensei John Gibson 250-5763 or sensei James Welychko, 250-365-4920.


people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674. ONGOING: CONVERSATION CLUB.

Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. If Canada is your new home, come and meet others who have immigrated to Canada and spend time chatting and learning. At Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks).


meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (September to June) at Stanley Humphries Senior Secondary School in Castlegar. New Members are welcome. For further information, contact Grace DeBiasio at 250-364-1426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250-367-0076.


Every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge.


ested in kicking the ball around contact Carlos Amaral at 250365-7601.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805.)



ONGOING: ATTENTION SOCCER LOVERS - If you’re 55+ and inter-

club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the

Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun.

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All-Play Pet Care is all set for your pet JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

A new business in Castlegar is all about providing folks with a solid option for the occasions when they just can’t look after their dog and their other commitments at the same time. Those commitments can include work, unexpected appointments... whatever. Maybe you don’t live near someone you can trust with your best friend? Maybe you prefer they have some relative freedom and mobility while you get your errands done? You can trust Crystal Hetrick and All-Play Pet Care and Adventures. Because dogs are social animals, All Play is like a social

Two-year-old French bulldog Bullet knows he’s in good hands at All-Play. Jim Sinclair photo

club. You can rest assured your pet is cozy in the winter, cool in summer and as exercised as they want to be thanks to the massive, securely fenced yard in the back. There’s a good sup-

ply of quality pet foods on hand as well. All Play is all about dogs having a safe, good time until their mom or dad comes to pick them up. With 1,200 square feet on the inside and

the aforementioned yard, there’s plenty of room. All Play is also ideal for the traveller who may want to spare their pet the heat or cold of being stuck in the vehicle while they’re doing their thing in a venue that may not be dogfriendly. Play times are Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Crystal Hetrick is now in to her third week in business at 401-a 13th Avenue in Castlegar – right across from the station museum. “The renovation took about a month,� related Hetrick on May 11, “two weeks were pretty intensive.� The entrepreneur is the first franchisee with the existing All-

Play facility in Nelson, and to say she’s keen would be an understatement. “I’ve been dreaming of this for 30 years,� she said, adding that although there is room for 15, she is aiming, ideally, for an average of seven dogs a day. There were three on the scene this past Friday, and if Jerry, Morley and Bullet could talk, they’d tell you it’s a pretty cool place to hang out. But then, what else would you expect at a place called All-Play? Is your dog alone today? or having fun at doggy daycare? All Play Pet Care and Adventures in downtown Castlegar. Call 250-365-2886, or visit www.allplay. ca

Versatile volunteer takes hospital auxiliary reins CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Nettie Stupnikoff is the new president of the Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary Society. She takes over from outgoing president Shirley Wanjoff. Stupnikoff was selected at the society’s annual general meeting which took place on Monday night at Talarico Place. “I believe in the cause - moving health care forward in our

Honora Cooper (far right), Kootenay Boundary rep. of the B.C. Association of Health Care Auxiliaries, introduces the executive of the Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary Society: (from left) Joy Harford, publicity; Collen Gourlie, secretary/ treasurer; Polly Chernoff, 2nd vice-president; Gil Henry, 1st vice-president; and president Nettie Stupnikoff. Missing is Betty Beattie, corresponding secretary. Craig Lindsay photo



said. “Also, it’s a very

rewarding experience. You also learn from other auxiliaries that you meet at our conferences. You have a broad centre of friends, volunteers. It’s a never ending station for learning. Like they say - when you volunteer you’re doing good and you feel good about it. You’re also helping the community in many ways.� Stupnikoff is still the director and president of the Castlegar and District Founda-

tion and will be until the foundation has its voting in June. The auxiliary society is linked closely to the foundation. “They partnership in fundraising,� she said. “It’s two different societies but we do the same thing.� The auxiliary operates the Treasure Shop in downtown Castlegar and the gift shop at the Health Centre. Stupnikoff says they are always looking for volunteers to help with the gift shops.

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2011 CASTLEGAR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR The Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s award is

Jacquie Hamilton

The award will be officially presented on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm at St. Rita’s Catholic Center located at 513-7th Avenue in Castlegar. The public is cordially invited to attend the presentation.

This Award is presented annually to a Castlegar or district Citizen or Group who has an outstanding contribution to Castlegar and District. A wine & cheese social will follow the presentation. For more information, contact

Castlegar, B.C. “Pray & Work in Unity”

Brian Bogle Chairman Citizen of the Year Committee (250) 365 – 0541 Marcel Audet Grand Knight, Father Finnigan Council #5304 (250) 365-2537 Bob Saari Past Grand Knight, Father Finnigan Council #5304 (250) 365 - 7713

NOTICE OF MEETING TEMPORARY USE PERMIT TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Section 921(4) of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Castlegar intends to consider the issuance of a three year Temporary Use Permit to Kootenay Critters and Pet Supplies to permit the operation of a pet daycare from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 502 Columbia Avenue (Amended Lot 1 District Lot 11975 Kootenay District Plan 1452).


See Me, Meet Me, Hear me CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services, in conjunction with Embrace B.C., put on an event called See Me, Meet Me, Hear Me at Selkirk College’s Gymnasium on Tuesday. The oneday seminar, which featured speakers, panels, and puzzle solving, focused on discrimination. “Embrace B.C. is about eliminating racism and promoting multiculturalism,” said Kayla MacKinnon, youth coordinator for Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services. “We’ve taken it and made it based on the West Kootenays and Kootenay Boundary. We’ve made it about general discrimination – what everyone’s going through exclusive to the West Kootenays. It’s about bringing awareness and having an open dialogue where people can feel

Seminar participants at “See Me, Meet Me, Hear Me” listen closely to speaker Dan Ellis, who talked about his experiences with being bullied as he grew up. Craig Lindsay photo

comfortable sharing their stories and learning from each other.” The seminar was targeted at youth but

also included several adults. “Hopefully they can take it back to their communities and create change,” said

MacKinnon. “The key purpose is to create awareness. A lot of people aren’t even aware of how they are treating others.”

This matter will be considered by Council during the regular meeting to be held:

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 445 - 13th Avenue, CASTLEGAR, BC

At this meeting, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by this permit shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the permit. Copies of the proposed permit may be inspected at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, inclusive (except holidays) from the date of this Notice, Thursday, May 17, 2012 to Tuesday, May 22, 2012. All enquiries should be directed to the Development Services Department at City Hall. Phone: 250-365-8962 Fax: 250-365-5074 Email: Dated at Castlegar, B.C. this 17 day of May, 2012. Carolyn Rempel - Director of Corporate Services

Celebrating Youth Pictured above is a moment from last year’s Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Youth Festival at the Brilliant Cultural Centre. A full slate of activities is planned for this year’s event – the 65th annual festival. The function goes this Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. For detailed information please call 250-365-3613 or go online at www.usccdoukhobors. org. File photo

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The City of Castlegar is Proud to Celebrate "Public Works – Creating a Lasting Impression" National Public Works Week, May 20 - 26, 2012 The City of Castlegar’s Public Works Department is comprised of 22 outside staff who are supported by three managers, an engineering technician and a works clerk. This dynamic group looks after all facets of the City’s infrastructure. In the summer months, four students are hired to assist in parks maintenance. ROADS & PARKS The Roads & Parks crew is comprised of eleven individuals. The staff makeup includes a crew foreman, a journeyman carpenter, two parks-maintenance men, and several heavy and light equipment operators. In the summer months, four college students are hired to assist the parks maintenance men.

The Mechanical Shop crew is responsible for keeping the City fleet of vehicles and equipment in top running order. The mechanics ensure that the many pieces of equipment are always available for use and when required, are called upon for emergency field repairs. The crew is also used for snow clearing operations when required. WATER/SEWER MAINTENANCE

The Roads & Parks crew responsibility is vast and job duties are diverse – almost every day holds different challenges. Pot hole patching, sign installations, sidewalk repairs, snow plowing, street sweeping, parks garbage collection, sports field maintenance, play ground construction, irrigation, special events preparations, and some capital construction jobs name a few duties that the crew may carry out in any given day.

UTILITIES SECTION All of the operators within the Utilities Section are registered with the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program (BC-EOCP). As part of the BC Safe Water Drinking Act, operators must be certified. Continuing education and a series of exams ensure operators are aware of the latest guidelines and employ the latest best practices.


Five operators make up the maintenance crew. Their task is to maintain all underground infrastructures for the distribution of drinking water and the collection of sanitary waste. Preventative maintenance such as water and sewer main flushing, hydrant maintenance and infrastructure inspection consumes much of the maintenance crew’s time. This crew installs new services in the City and responds to water leaks and sewer backups.

The Treatment crew for the City of Castlegar consists of four operators. These operators are responsible for the disinfection and quality monitoring of drinking water and treatment of sanitary waste. The crew works a rotation to ensure operator coverage 7 days a week. This past winter, the Roads & Parks crew took on a new project in building and maintaining an outdoor ice rink at Kinnaird Park. From all accounts, it was a great success.

MECHANICAL SHOP The Mechanic’s shop crew isn’t large with two members but the work put through is extensive and varied.

Water is drawn from the Arrow Lakes and is disinfected with chlorine. In 2012, the City will be completing a project to introduce UV treatment as well. Tests of the drinking water are done throughout the City daily. Weekly water samples are sent away for independent testing. Parameters such as chlorine levels, turbidity and the absence of bacteriological counts are closely monitored. A Treatment operator can have a very diverse day; from site inspections and equipment troubleshooting to performing high level tests in the lab. Monitoring of the City’s treatment, pumping and storage facilities is aided by the City’s SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and is a system of sensors that communicate with a main computer to alert crews if problems arise no matter the time of day.

The five man crew operates a range of equipment from backhoes and dump trucks, to large vactor trucks and mobile cranes. The crew is utilized to dig graves at the City’s cemetery and supplements the Roads crew during the winter for snow removal. For more information about a dynamic career in the operation and maintenance of Water and Wastewater systems and Public Works, the following provides excellent information: BC Environmental Operators Program –


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Belly Art Belly dancers from Soul Fire Dance performed in Nelson, Canadian Tire in Castlegar, and at Trail’s Silver City Days as part of the 2nd annual Shimmy Mob on Saturday. The event was performed in over 100 cities celebrating World Belly Dance Day. The event also raises money for women’s shelters and transition houses: Aimee Beaulieu Transition House in Nelson, Castlegar Safe Homes, WINS Transition House in Trail. Craig Lindsay photo

Garden event Saturday The third annual Castlegar Garden & Nature Fest is happening this Saturday. The Castlegar Garden Club and Castlegar Communities in Bloom jointly sponsor this event. Vendors selling plants and garden items will be participating, as well as local non profit/ educational groups that promote gardening and wildlife. We hope this mix of energies will be beneficial to all, especially our environment. photo

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Pipeline progress Under ideal conditions work has been continuing on the infrastructure that will deliver water and sewer service to Ootischenia. The above image shows the pipeline approaching the Ootischenia bridge last week. Jim Sinclair photo


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Shellfish on the menu Maude Gagnon and Kurt Saari prepare to dig into some fresh lobster at the Knights of Columbus lobster dinner fundraiser on May 11 at St. Rita’s Hall in Castlegar. Craig Lindsay photo

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Sunfest weekend in Castlegar is sure to be a busy time for all. But if you have an extra 20 minutes and a shaggy mane, why not swing by Glen’s Barber Shop and help support a great cause. Glen Carew from Glen’s Barber Shop (355 Columbia Avenue) will be donating all proceeds from his Carew cuts (and other haircuts) on Saturday, June 2, to the Castlegar Hospice Society. Glen and wife Marsha came up with the idea and approached hospice Society executive director Suzanne Lehbauer. “Normally, he’s closed on Saturdays. But he’s going to open up especially for the



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upcoming fourth annual charity golf tournament on June 24 at the Castlegar Golf Club. Some of the items up for auction at the event include a Beatles autographed album, a Michael Jackson autographed album, a trip to the Grammys, and a trip to the Super Bowl. For information or to register call Suzanne at 250-304-1266.

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Two for the Show The Couloir duo, featuring Ariel Barnes on cello and Heidi Krutzen on harp, performed on Sunday as part of the Kootenay Gallery TD Sunday Concert series at Castlegar United Church. Craig Lindsay photo

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ARE MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES A CONCERN FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY? The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program, on behalf of Interior Health Authority, is looking for citizens to participate in local Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Councils. The Councils represent the interests of mental health and substance use service consumers and their families. Working in collaboration with the health system, Council members promote an equitable, accountable, effective and efficient system of mental health and substance use care and mental health wellness. Interested applicants can contact the Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Coordinator at 1-877-364-2326 ext 242. OR Contact local Mental Health and Substance Use office directly: Arrow & Slocan Lakes: (250) 265-5253 Boundary: (250) 442-0330 Castlegar: (250) 304-1846 Nelson: (250) 505-7248 Trail: (250) 364-6262 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THURSDAY, MAY, 31, 2012 The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Funded by Interior Health Authority Kootenay Boundary Health Service Area Mental Health and Addictions Services TRAIL FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL RESOURCE CENTRE SOCIETY FACILITATING AND ADVOCATING WITH INTEGRITY AND RESPECT

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Source for Sports® are pleased to announce that Source For Sports® will be serving as the “Official Equipment Supplier” of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Game Changer Award program. The program assists individual families who find themselves in unique financial situations due to eco-

nomic or social reasons such as job loss, divorce and more. As the official equipment supplier for this award, Source For Sports® will fit and supply the hockey gear for these deserving applicants. “No one should be left out of hockey because they can’t afford it says Dale Donaldson, owner of Mallard’s Source For Sports® in Castlegar. “We are very excited to partner with the NHLPA and help

give back to people in our community and help all kids enjoy the game of hockey.” Source For Sports® will also assist with fulfilling regular NHLPA Goals & Dreams equipment grants, beyond those included as part of the NHLPA Game Changer Award Program. NHLPA Goals & Dreams assists volunteer-based grassroots hockey programs that help economically disadvantaged children

play the great sport of hockey. NHLPA members and Source For Sports® share in the belief that more children should have the opportunity to play hockey, a sport that educates players in teamwork, commitment, discipline and physical fitness. “We are excited to partner with Source for Sports to help even more children play the great game of hockey,” said Devin Smith, Chairman of the NHLPA Goals &

Dreams fund. “This new partnership will provide children the joy of walking into a Source for Sports® store to pick out brand new gear.” “We have deep roots in our hockey communities right across Canada, and this partnership with the NHLPA will allow children to continue the hockey tradition that many of us enjoyed growing up,” says Brad Hause, President of Source For Sports.®

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On May 26, the Fourth Annual Jumpstart Day will take place at the Castlegar Canadian Tire, 2000 Columbia Avenue. The day-long fundraising event is the celebration of Jumpstart’s One Million Red Balls campaign, which, through the month of May, encourages customers to donate $2 in exchange for a red ball – a national symbol for child’s play.

At the Castlegar Canadian Tire, customers will be asked for a donation to participate in the GoClean carwash. On Jumpstart Day, most Canadian Tire stores across the country will celebrate and raise additional funds for Jumpstart with special events

and activities for customers. At the Castlegar Canadian Tire, customers will be asked for a donation to participate in the GoClean car wash, balloon pop and table top games. All money raised will be donated to Jumpstart, helping Canadian kids get involved in organized sport. Donations to Jumpstart help the one in three Canadian families that cannot afford to en-

rol their children in organized sports and recreation. All funds raised through the One Million Red Balls campaign and on Jumpstart Day stay within the local community to help local children. To date 577 children in Castlegar have been able to participate in sports and recreation because of Jumpstart. Since 2005, Jumpstart has helped 439,383 kids across

Canada by removing the financial barriers that prevent children from participating. Canadian Tire invites the Castlegar community to get involved and make a difference in the lives of local kids. Jumpstart Day celebrations: GoClean car wash, balloon pop and table top games Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Canadian Tire – 2000 Columbia Avenue.


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Babes thrash Rollers in derby dust-up CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Babes of Brutality from Salmo beat the hometown Dam City Rollers on Saturday night 20969 in West Kootenay Roller Derby League (WKRDL) action at the Castlegar Community Complex. In the second game of the double header, the Bad News Betties from Trail beat the Valley Vendettas from Slocan 196-158. The visiting Babes of Brutality dominated play from the get-go, taking an early lead and never looking back. “It was an ass whooping,” admitted Dam City’s Pantsoff. “It was a more experienced team we were playing against. They were more experienced and played a better game. “ Despite the blowout, the Rollers cocaptain was pleased with the team’s effort. “I’m really proud of our girls,” said Pantsoff. “We have a lot of new girls on the

team and everyone went out there with a positive attitude and a thirst to play again.” The game was the Dams third game of the season. The team lost to Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels and beat the Bad News Betties. This season is the league’s third and the Rollers’ second. “There’s quite a skill level difference in our league right now,” said Pantsoff. “Once we get a little more experience in all the teams, we’ll find the scores will get closer. Other leagues are years behind what we’re playing right now. I’m really impressed with what’s happening here.” Women’s roller derby is increasing in popularity not just in Castlegar but throughout North America. “It’s the top growing sport in North America,” said Pantsoff. “The average age is 30. So I think it’s a lot of women looking for a way to get involved in the community and get involved with other

like-minded individuals. It’s such a positive influence on so many women’s lives.” Pantsoff says that she plays for a number of reasons including the camaraderie of the players. “I’ve met just amazing women,” she said. “I like that there’s exercise involved. There’s teamwork. Our league is great. Everyone is such good friends. Everyone helps everyone so that’s supercool. It’s also very competitive.” Pantsoff also plays with the WKRDL all-star team the Kootenay Kannibelles. “Playing with the all-stars is fantastic,” she said. “You get fit to play with the Kannibelles, not at the Kannibelles. I enjoy that. We’re currently ranked fifth in Canada.” The ‘Belles are hosting the Western Canadian Championships in Nelson on June 15-17. “It’ll be the very best of the teams in Western Canada coming to compete,”

said Pantsoff. The Dam City Rollers’ next action is June 2 during Sunfest. The team will be hosting Tropicarnage at the Castlegar Community Complex with the first game starting at 4 p.m. with the Dams taking on Nelson’s Lumber Jackies followed by the Valley Vendettas from Slocan versus the Killjoys from Nelson. The Continued on P. 19

Just Slayin’ of the Dams (right) and Rippin Rushforth of the Babes jam. See photo gallery at Craig Lindsay photo

Poznikoff leads SH to last minute win over rival CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Andrea Poznikoff scores the winning goal for SHSS in their win Wednesday over Rossland. Craig Lindsay photo

The Stanley Humphries Secondary senior girls soccer team was in action Wednesday afternoon at the school against Rossland Secondary. The game was tight the whole way, with neither team gaining much of an edge throughout. With the score tied at 1-1 for most of the second half, Andrea Poznikoff broke free and drilled the ball into the net for the win.

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Aquanauts swim club ready to make waves again CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Aquanauts swim team is back in the water for another season. The squad has been practicing for two weeks at the Castlegar Complex pool under coach Mitchell Bourne, who is back for his second straight season as coach and fourth overall. “It’s a totally different team this year,” he said. “When I started we had a lot of seniors. We were very top heavy. The average age was probably 13 or 14. Now, we’re bottom heavy. We’re looking to really grow and develop as a team. It’s a lot different to be able to instill good habits and techniques when they’re young.” The club has 81 swimmers registered ranging in age from four up to 26. The team is training hard six days a week this month. The first swim meet for the team is in early June in Nelson. “May is hard, it’s a

lot of training,” said “We’ll have a good Bourne. “We’re in the division one and divipool six days a week, sion two boys squad,” Mondays to Saturdays. he said. “I know a couThere’s no real compe- ple of them, one of the tition so what we do is teams nearly medalled on Saturdays we’ve had last year at Provinteam competition. We cials. Nick Welychko get together and throw is back as well. He was an Olympics since this swimming varsity with is an Olympic Tr i n i t y year. We had We s t e r n the underwa- “It’s really nice to University ter Olympics come back and (in Langlast week. build on what ley). He’s This week we established back for last year.” will be our the sumb a c k s t r o k e Mitchell Bourne, mer mainand freestyle taining. I Aquanuats coach a c t u a l l y Olympics.” The Aquahave to nauts will race him also comthis year. pete in meets in Trail, I’m excited to see how Castlegar, Grand Forks, some of the swimmers Creston, Kimberley, do. A lot of our stronand Colville, Wash- ger girls did really well ington. The Regional in lower divisions last championships will be year, but have moved in Colville while Pro- up this year.” vincials are in Nanaimo The Aquanauts have in August. been focusing heavCastlegar’s home ily on basic swimmeet is the second ming fundamentals in week of July. practice so far. “We’ve Bourne says the worked on a lot of kickteam has several strong ing, a lot of streamlined swimmers again this body position,” said year. Bourne. “A lot of un-

derwater swimming. Underwater travel is a huge component of speed swimming in the 25 metre pool.” Bourne himself is excited to be back for another year of coaching after spending the winter studying Kinesiology at U.B.C. “I was finishing up my first term of fourth year,” he said. “I’ve got one more semester there.” Helping Bourne coach the ‘Nauts is Genevieve Jin. “She’s returning as well,” he said. “It was her and I last year. Our junior coaches are Ashlee Martini, Wren Shaman, and Jeffrey Ashton. We’ve got a pretty young coaching crew as well as team, so it’s going to be an exciting year as far as development goes. With such a short season, we see a lot of major improvements in those last few weeks of training. So it’s really nice to come back and build on what we established last year.”

A Ghostrider comes to town

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High scoring forward Connor McLauglin (middle in white) is joining the Saints. SUBMITTED

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from forward Connor McLaughlin (North Vancouver, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. “Connor is a big,

strong forward who has proven himself as a consistent goal scorer during his junior career,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “He has all the physical tools to be a productive player at the college level and we’re very pleased to add his production to our lineup.” McLaughlin joins the Saints from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s

Fernie Ghostriders, where he led the team in goals last season. After picking up 27 goals and 48 points in 35 regular season games, the 21-year old averaged better than a goal a game as Fernie advanced to the Kootenay Conference finals. His 17 goals in 16 postseason games tied him for the league lead with Beaver Valley forward Craig Martin. He was also the recipient of the Ghostriders’ regular season and playoff MVP awards after scoring 44 times and adding 30 assists in a total of 51 games played. The 6-foot-1 winger was previously a member of the Nelson Leafs, where he suited up in 111 games over three seasons and helped the Leafs capture the 2009 KIJHL Championship. He also netted three points in four games for the Trail Smoke

Eaters as an AP during the 2010/11 season. “I’m excited to be a part of a hockey team that is looking to build into a contender this upcoming season and also to be able to continue my academic studies,” says McLaughlin. “I’m looking forward to helping the team better itself this year along with the other new recruits.”

Derby Continued from P. 17

double header will be finished in time for spectators and players to catch the fireworks. “Last year we had a really close game with them,” said Pantsoff. “We did come out ahead but it was in double overtime. We hope it’s another close game and we come out on top.”

Swimmers and coaches from the Aquanauts relax after a tough practice on Friday at the Castlegar Complex pool. Craig Lindsay photo

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Passed quietly on April 28, 2012 at Kelowna General Hospital, due to Cancer. To his Friends and Family we can only hope there is fishing, dogs and motorcycles in Heaven the three recreations that he loved. Left behind are his Daughter Catherine Anne of Rutland, BC and Son Brian Johnson of Sparwood, BC. In lieu of Flowers donations/Gift to BC Cancer Society.

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Jerry Markin With heavy hearts, the family of Jerry Markin of Blueberry Creek, wishes to announce his passing at Talarico Place Care Centre, on Thursday, May 3, 2012, blessed with 73 years of life. Jerry was born on January 26, 1939, in Grand Forks to parents Florence and Nick Markin. He met and married , the absolute love and soul-mate of his life Katie Koochin. Together they raised 3 sons and had to live through the tragedy of losing the middle son Dan, to cancer. Jerry’s working life of 40 years, was spent at the Celgar Pulp Mill, as a painter and cement mason. He was the President of the Castlegar Baseball Association from 1969 to the mid 1970’s. Jerry enjoyed his fruit trees, gardening and especially travelling and cruising with Katie. He was predeceased and totally devastated by the loss of son Dan and especially by the loss of his beloved wife, Katie. Left to mourn his loss is his son Jerry (Angelique)and children Ryan and Cole; his son Ben and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends. Cremation, in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel, has taken place. At Jerry’s request, there will not be any service. Donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Castlegar Unit, Box 3292, Castlegar BC V1N 3H6.

Mary Ziben May 12, 1915 – May 4, 2012

Mary Ziben passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the age of 96 at the Castleview Care Centre with family by her side. She was born in Ootischenia on May 12, 1915, then moved to Shoreacres, Winlaw, back to Ootischenia and finally to Robson, B.C. She married Alex Gevatkoff in 1935 and together they had two daughters, Mary and Katie, and one son, John. Her husband, Alex, died in 1951 and she continued to raise her three children on her own. Mary married John Ziben in 1965 and they moved to Robson in 1970. Her husband, John, died in 1997 and she remained living by herself in Robson until 2009 when she became a resident of Castleview Care Centre. She was predeceased by her parents, husbands Alex and John, son John in 2004, daughter Katie Bidinoff (Phillip) in 2007, two sisters Grace and Helen, and brother Mike Elasoff. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Cheveldave (Alex) and eight grandchildren, Rose Cheveldave, Jennifer Cheveldave, Judy Gutwald (Craig), Sarah Gourley, Barb Ihlen (Gord), Phillip Bidinoff Jr. (Elizabeth), David Bidinoff and Patrick Bidinoff. She also had eight greatgrandchildren, Candice Appleby (Jake), Rachel and Tim Gutwald, Robyn and Megan Gourley, Jessica and Cassidy Ihlen and Jacob Bidinoff. Mary had always been a devout Doukhabour and found a great deal of comfort through her faith. She had a passion for gardening, knitting and crocheting. In her earlier days she enjoyed working on her spinning wheel and making quilts. She loved to entertain anyone who came to visit and was eager to invite people to share a meal. The family would like to thank Mary’s neighbours, Steve and Mary Kinakin, and the many homemakers who assisted her when she lived at home, and Dr. Lesperance and all the staff of Castleview Care Centre for the excellent care that was given to her over the years. A special thank you to the Officiant, Peter Zaytsoff, Bill Strilaeff and staff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, Psalm Singers, gravediggers, Ootischenia Ladies Cooking Staff, and all those who attended to bid their final farewell to Mary. Thank you to everyone that brought food, cards and flowers. Donations will be made to the Iskra which Mary loved to read and have read to her. Funeral service was held on May 9, 2012 at the Ootischenia Community Hall with interment at Ootischenia Cemetery. Mary will be sadly missed by her immediate family, other relatives and friends. You will be in our hearts forever. You are now in God’s hands, rest in peace. We love you.

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Experienced Cosmetician

required for busy Nelson drug store. Please send Resume along with Salary Expectations to: Tim at 685 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4J3

May 13 was Licensed Practical Nurses Day in BC. It’s the day we celebrated LPNs’ contribution to nursing teams and to the health of our communities. Join us in thanking them, every day of the year.

Electrician Position

available with VMS Technical Inc Work includes: Control Wiring & Commercial Equipment Installation Extended Health & Competitive Wages Sent resume to:

HAIR STYLIST Wanted For well established salon in Invermere, B.C. Enjoy outdoor recreation at its ďŹ nest! Please call 250-342-6355


CAREERS AT CBT CBT has two openings:

Uniting nurses for quality healthcare

Until there's a cure, there's us.

t Analyst, Planning and Development t Program Manager, Water and Environment A detailed description of duties, skills and qualifications can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. Please forward resumes to by OPPO 1BDJĂśD .BZ GPSDPOTJEFSBUJPO XXXDCUPSHt

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 Castlegar News


Help Wanted


Trades, Technical

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health

TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or

PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: THE Kootenay Society for Community Living is hiring 3 Summer Program Support Workers to develop and support a recreational summer program for youth with disabilities. Applicants need a valid First Aid Certificate and a Criminal Record Check. Experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or education as well as use of a vehicle preferred. The deadline for applications is June 11, 2012. Start date for this position is June 26, 2012 and runs until August 24, 2012. Please submit resumes to: 2224 6th Ave Castlegar, BC V1N 2V9, by email to, or by fax to 250-365-5679.

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435

SEEKING Experienced Emergency Room Nurses for contracted assignments throughout Western Canada. Assignments vary from 2 weeks to 3 months. Great way to travel Canada and have your travel and housing paid. Apply online at or by calling 1 866 355 8355.

Trades, Technical



Health Products

OREGA-FIRST Organic Oregano Oil

Buy One Get One



Downtown Castlegar 250.365.7750 WAIST AWAY the summer days in a new bathing suit. Get your 1st 9 weeks for $99 Proven Results! Call Herbal Magic now 1-800-854-5176.

Esthetics Services SPRAY TANNING AVAILABLE! All natural. Gorgeous Color! Call or Text 250368-7775


Merchandise for Sale


Legal Services

Garage Sales

Apt/Condo for Rent

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

CASTLEGAR - YARD SALE Downsizing, furniture, lamps books, pictures, Fri, May 18th & Sat, May 19th, 8 - 2 1007 - 7th Ave

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 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

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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Now Open

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

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

Merchandise for Sale


Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328

Medical/Dental Certified Dental Assistant needed for part-time employment, Send resume to: Dr. Donald W. Ellis Inc. 663 Columbia Ave Castlegar, BC, V1N 1H1

WELDERS, FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $2733/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-939-2181, Email:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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. For the right candidate, we will offer a guarantee during the transition and training period. Please apply with a resumé and cover letter to: Keith Kalawsky President & General Manager Castlegar Hyundai Fax: (250) 365-5376 Email:


HYUNDAI Now That’s Brilliant

Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

Flea Markets Pass Creek Campground is Hosting A Huge FLEA MARKET

Come and sell your stuff make some money and have some fun May 26th & 27th (Free Accommodation) Call Debbie for details 250-304-4602

DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

CASTLEGAR Back Yard Sale old wigs, some human hair pates, crafts & wool,hand made items, books, household goods, canning jars, fabric for fortrel & fintex, 1498 Columbia Ave, Sat, May 19, 8 - 4 CASTLEGAR Estate/Moving Sale, Assortment of good stuff Some antiques, Sat, May 19th 9 - 2, 108 Ferry Ave CASTLEGAR Multi Family 2267 - 11th Ave Sat, May 19th, 8 - 2

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Furniture Light Coloured Chest of Drawers & Dresser with Mirror Window A/C, $200 250-365-3037

Garage Sales


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.

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

Misc. for Sale 24th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 25th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 26th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 125 tables.$3 admission is good for both days. Antique Buffet real beauty $850, 14’ Deep Freeze $90 250-365-6316 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

MOVING must sell

Drill Press $100 Lrg China Cabinet $800 Single bed/mattress $40 Office desk $40 Lrg Barbie House $75 250-365-7627

DT Castlegar: 1 bdrm Apartment newer Reno’s, Air Cond, N/S, $500/mth plus util, 365-5161

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

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: and submit your resume by May 21, 2012 or fax: (1)250.546.2240

Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul


for Pre-Approval or


Homes for Rent CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm, 2 bath Carport, F/S, W/D, DW, N/P N/S, by No Frills Avail June 1st, $1,100/mth 250-362-5468

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

Suites, Lower

Houses For Sale 2006 14 x 66 Moduline 2 bdrm asking $69,900 Must be moved. 250-399-0015 for appt posted on Kijiji April 25th


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 Custom Plans, Engineered Homes from $53,000 Call 250-365-6267

Lots Fully Serviced Lot, 2332 - 14th Ave, Near Kinnaird Park 250-365-3037

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

1 bedroom basement suite for rent in Castlegar June 1st. Close to amenities, schools, parks. $665/mnth includes heat, internet, satellite t.v (tenant pays for pvr rental). s/d $325. Small pet negotiable. Call 250-365-3816 leave message. CASTLEGAR, 1 Bdrm Basement Suite, DT, N/S,N/P No partiers, All utilities included, $600/mth Avail May 1st, Call 250-304-3600 DT CASTLEGAR Updated furnished 1 Bdrm bsmt suite with stainless steel appliances & new fixtures. Includes satellite TV, Internet utilities & once per month maid service. Working individual or students preferred. N/S, N/P Ref. required. No laundry onsite. Avail May 1st, $850/mth Call 250-687-0976 ROBSON, 1 Bdrm Basement suite, Avail June 1st, $550/mth includes utilities, F/S, W/D N/P, N/S 250-365-4616


Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Suites, Upper

RV Sites AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call 250-228-3586.

Other Areas FREE BROCHURE- Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start a business! Toll-Free: 1-888865-4647

Castlegar South, Studio Suite, F/S, Microwave $600 /mth including utilities cable, private side entrance off street parking, single person only, ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR PET, Call Al at 250-365-5560 after 6 PM


Auto Financing DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Don’t cut yourself off from the world. Find out where the cables are before you dig.

1 800 474 6886 •


DT Castlegar: female roommate, 2bd. ste. $500./mo. Util., cable, wifi incl. N/P, N/S. Near bus. Jun.1. 250-365-9368

Real Estate

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ROBSON 3 Bdrm Mobile Home for rent Refer & Criminal check required Call 250-304-3430



Auto Financing 9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$

Mobile Homes & Pads

• Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate required • Mill experience a definite asset • Welding certificate would be a benefit • Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate required • PLC experience a definite asset • Industrial construction experience a plus

Transportation s9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$s





Cars - Domestic 2001 Ford Focus, Auto, A/C Extra Rims incl. $1800 OBO 250-365-8393

Cars - Sports & Imports 1996 Fully loaded RL 3.5 Acura excellent cond $5,500 250-365-6316

Recreational/Sale 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 BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

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

Castlegar News Thursday, May 17, 2012 23

Hot weather to boost flood risk across Southern Interior SUBMITTED

As is often the case each spring there are concerns about po-

tential flooding in regions across B.C. That is what we’re currently being warned about in this part of the province.

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for small and medium-size rivers in the South Inte-

rior including: • West and East Kootenay • Columbia • Boundary • Okanagan

• Similkameen • South Thompson tributaries Some regions have already been hit by flooding and the num-

ber of areas at risk is on the rise along with water levels. Influencing the situation are relatively high snow volumes in the moun-

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

tains. The River Forecast Centre informed, in a recent bulletin that “warmer weather earlier last week has seen a transition in mountain snowpacks from accumulating snow to melting snow. Snow melt rates over the past few days have been moderate, and have led to rising trends in most rivers through the region. “There’s very good reason to expect water levels to rise in all areas given the forecast for hot weather. Temperatures in the mid to high 20s are predicted. “The rising trend is expected to persist with peak river levels on small to mediumsized rivers expected the provincial water watch dog disclosed. The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

It’s drinking water week! SUBMITTED

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

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

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.

5 4 3 2 1 0 1990



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

For a free brochure or more information visit or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval

To celebrate the official launch of Drinking Water Week province-wide, Environment Minister Terry Lake and BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) CEO Daisy Foster, on May 14 called on British Columbians to take the Community Water Challenge by: taking shorter showers; installing waterefficient fixtures and appliances; turning off the tap when shaving, brushing teeth or doing dishes; and not using their toilets and drains to dispose of medications, grease and household cleaners. Foster also recognized the Province for providing $30,000 in support of Drinking Water Week and $100,000 for the training of small water system operators around the province.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Castlegar News


Trade in, trade up. B ring in your us ed working devic e and get an additional c redit on top of the trade-in value of your devic e.

B ONUS : Trade in until May 21, 2012 to rec eive your additional $50 c redit toward a new phone like thes e great devic es :

*Offer valid until May 22, 2012. †In-store trade-in credits have no cash value, are non-transferable and can only be used when activating or renewing service in the TELUS store where the device was traded in at the time of the trade-in. Limit of one trade-in per customer. Devices will be valuated by eRecyclingCorps at its sole discretion. Products purchased using in-store trade-in credits cannot be returned for full cash value. All trade-ins are final. The trade-in transfers all rights in the device to eRecyclingCorps and waives any claim against TELUS or eRecyclingCorps with respect to the device or the trade-in program. The eRecycling trade-in program is available in Canada only and may be cancelled at any time without notice. TELUS reserves the right to modify prices and eligible rate plans with this offer at any time without advance notice. TELUS and the TELUS logo are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under license. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Š 2012 TELUS.



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