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Hospital’s second access gets second life




B.C. is celebrating childcare month in May and Sunshine Childcare Centre is a driving force for the community of Greater Trail. Sunshine is committed to providing residents with outstanding services for children and their families. From the left; Samantha Mann, 20, a recent graduate of the Early Childcare Education program at Selkirk College, read stories for a group of four-year-old girls—Celia Drezdof, Nicole Southall, Ify Okonkwo and Emily Maniago.

A second access road to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is getting a second life as Trail city council has resurrected the issue and placed it back on the regional district table. On May 9 council reaffirmed their commitment for construction of a second access route to the hospital — an issue in the city for nearly a decade — with a letter of support. In mid-April the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) board of directors made a call for letters of support from all municipalities and electoral areas to see if the project had any appeal, either regionally or just locally. Trail was the first municipality to sign back on to the proposed $2-million project, but it still has plenty of hurdles and commitments to obtain, as well as determining the city’s annual cost for the venture, said councilor Robert Cacchioni. He said if the entire region elected to contribute to the undertaking, it would cost Trail $34,583 (23.5 per cent) over the 20-year lifespan of the borrowing, but $64,943 (44.13 per cent) per year if only the seven East End communities — including Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, Fruitvale, and electoral areas A and B — signed on. “It’s a pretty small amount of money when you consider how important that hospital is to everyone,” Cacchioni said. “My position is I don’t care which number it is. To me, this is something we should be looking at for the benefit of all

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Horsland recognized for dedication to community BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

Compassion, integrity and dedication to the community pretty much sum up Craig Horsland’s character and commitment. And with those types of credentials, it came as no surprise that Horsland was named the 2012 Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year. “I always say that people use big cities and towns use the people,” said Horsland. “Volunteer committees build the community from within.” Horsland’s name will be familiar to many thanks to the 30 years he spent teaching in the Beaver Valley. Now he serves


as an art instructor for the UBC West Kootenay Teacher Education Program offered through Selkirk College. It’s years of dedication to teaching that has kept him connected to the people and community. “It keeps me in touch and it keeps me active,” said Horsland. “You can’t teach what you don’t know. I just try to give (students) a good grounding so that they’re confident.” Away from the classroom setting, Horsland devotes any spare time to working with senior citizens and restoration projects. Previously, he volunteered as a summer camp counselor for the


Craig Horsland will be recognized as the Beaver Valley Citizen of the year on May 25 at the Beaver Valley Curling Club.

United Church and contributed to several specialty art projects. “I think that having a background in art made it easier to set up museum exhibitions,” said Horsland. “Museums are for telling stories, it’s the memory of the community.” Although his passion is art, Horsland organizes and maintains heritage kiosks at the Fruitvale Kootenay Credit Union and the village offices in Fruitvale and Montrose. He’s also actively engaged in the Beaver Valley Pend d’Oreille Historical society and as a member for the community museum.

“When he sees something old, his eyes light up,” said Art Benzer, former chairman of the Kootenay Columbia Educational Heritage Society. “He just enjoys history, I guess.” The Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year award will be presented at a ceremony at the Beaver Valley Curling Rink on May 25 at 7 p.m., and is open to the public.



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Going out on a high note Joe Hill Coffeehouse creator Michael Gifford retires after four successful years and 35 shows BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

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he Hill is alive with the sound of music. Or it will be once again, as the final show of Michael Gifford’s reign at the reins of the Joe Hill Coffeehouse rains down this Sunday at the Miner’s Hall in Rossland (7 p.m.). The retired school music teacher and multi-instrumentalist was instrumental in establishing the monthly musical meet four years and 35 shows ago, but had been on the verge of folding the show a few weeks ago as he was unsuccessful in sourcing out new musical blood to hand the organizing torch to. With the recent confirmation Gifford’s work will continue — with the capable quartet of Les Carter, Marti Daniel, Kyle Buckley and David Snider on board — Gifford is bidding farewell this Sunday as the backbone of the coffeehouse.


Creator of the Joe Hill Coffeehouse, Michael Gifford, will be retiring from organizing the monthly music meeting in Rossland. His final show will be this Sunday at the Miner’s Hall, 7 p.m.

The former music teacher and veteran musician was convinced of his decision to retire, consoled by the fact the goal of providing a locale for the performing arts in the West Kootenay would continue. “I’ve always tried convincing people that music should be in their lives in any way, shape or form,â€? he said. It was why he started up the Joe Hill Coffeehouse a few months after he retired from School District No. By the numbers 20 in 2008. He wanted In four years the Joe Hill to create a scene for all Coffeehouse racked up some performers — includbig numbers ing those who may have only played in their Number of paying audience • 2,370, not counting volunteers bedroom to the family Number of sets dog — to share in the • 286 enjoyment and beauty of Number of performers music. • 803 performer appearances “Performers are Number of volunteers always looking for a • Priceless, using around 40 place to perform,â€? he people per show. said. “That was the success of the coffeehouse Source: Michael Gifford and that was one of the main reasons I wanted to get the coffeehouse going was so I could have a place to perform, too.â€? And what a success it was. Nearly 2,400 people saw over 800 performers in 34 shows in



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the last four years, mining some of the best musical talent and hidden gems from across the West Kootenay. Hundreds of people have come forward to perform at Joe Hill who would not have done otherwise — with every single show a “high,� leaving Gifford and his volunteer core with the feeling they had just witnessed the best one ever. The coffeehouse had the support of the Rossland Arts Council right from the start, and it also had the support of the people, with good crowds of 80 to 150 on any given show. “Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would be so successful. On the other hand, it does not surprise me,� Gifford said. Gifford operated the coffeehouse like a concert venue, scheduling performers, giving them a defined slot in the evening, and drawing upon a legion of volunteers (around 40) to man sound, concession and door duties to mount a professional monthly show. As a result, the performers would rehearse for their set well in advance, lending a real concert feel to the evening. But the amount of hours the

retired teacher had to put into each show was a constant drain on his time and energy resources. When Gifford wanted to step aside and could not find replacements, he announced in March the Joe Hill Coffeehouse was over. “I had no complaints about all of the hours I put into it because it had just been so rewarding, both personally and for all of these other people too,� he said, “but I felt like I was still working and I was supposed to be retired.� The non-profit, all volunteer run show will offer one more performance in June after Gifford steps down to close out the fourth season, beginning the Gifford-less era in September. “But I will come down and perform at the coffee house once in a while, sure,� Gifford said with a wink. The May 20 lineup includes the Golden City Fiddlers, Dawn Graham, Kootenay DanceWorks, Wendy Garbe, Doug, Dave and Chuck, Denis Rorick, David Hartman and Keith Simmonds. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Rossland Miners’ Hall. Admission is $3 for adults, with students and children free.

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Artist brings pop culture to life in 3D masterpieces BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

You could be excused if you thought Angela Duclos’ art had a familiar feel. Using poplar pop icons from the past, she twists the images together with a contemporary meaning to create printmaking three-dimensional masterpieces. The Warfield resident and recent UBC Fine Arts graduate’s newest body of work beckons people to experience the familiar, cast in new times, this month showing at the VISAC Gallery in the Trail Community Centre building. “She layers so much ink … people will come up and try to touch them. It’s almost like a 3-D effect, there’s so much colour and layering onto it,” said Laurie Merlo, the gallery’s executive director. Duclos manipulates images digitally first, combining a very old printmaking technique with a very modern application. She plans the image out on her laptop, then transfers it via silk screen with an old fashioned squeegee to the paper. The “extreme” colour is coupled with jagged edges and ripped seams — and sampled text and pop culture icons from the past and present — to transform the “ferocious and tragic into images of sublime beauty.” Called “In the Tragic We Trust,” the

show is a statement on the mindset of her generation, Generation X, filled with a burning desire to become famous. “Anyone can be famous for anything and the mystery of the public figure is slowly dying, that is why I have chosen to focus on “celebrity culture” of the past,” she said in a press release. “Public figures of the past are foreign to me. I myself did not experience these individuals at their prime.” Using historical figures forces her to appropriate and combine second hand information in order to represent each person. “I am obligated to investigate their stories and rewrite these historic events to the best of my knowledge,” she said. Duclos’ work starts from the early 1960s all the way up to today with Lindsay Lohan, Anna Nicole Smith and any number of reality stars. “It’s a comment on how her generation’s pop culture is obsessed with train wrecks, in the sense that everybody loves a good train wreck,” Merlo said. Angela Duclos’ “In the Tragic We Trust” runs until May 25. On May 23, the gallery will present an artist’s lecture from 12-1 p.m., and on May 25, Duclos will close out her exhibition with an evening soiree from 6-8 p.m.


Council considers smoke-free city BY CAROLYN GRANT Kimberley Bulletin

Kimberley City Council is about to embark on a public consultation process that could result in a bylaw banning smoking outdoors in some public places. The initiative originates with the Canadian Cancer Society, who contacted the City of Kimberley asking them to consider such a bylaw. A number of BC municipalities have some sort of outdoor smoking bylaw in place, many banning it in parks and playgrounds; others on customer service patios, bus shelters and buffer zones in front of public buildings. Kimberley’s Operations Committee looked at the request and have now turned it over to the Administration Committee, as the body which will draft the bylaw, to start

public consultation on a potential bylaw. Council itself is not unified on the issue. Coun. Albert Hoglund said that the Operations Committee had much discussion about it. Coun. Darryl Oakley says there is no doubt that research proves second hand smoke causes cancer and he agrees with a bylaw around outdoor smoking and he thinks a potential smoke free zone in Kimberley would be the Platzl. Coun. Bev Middlebrook said that current tourism statistics are not encouraging and the last thing you’d want to tell visitors is that they can’t go outside in the Platzl for a cigarette after a meal in a local restaurant. There could be a backlash, she said. However, Council voted to go ahead and begin a public consultation.



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Letters will gauge interest FROM PAGE 1 communities around here, not just for Trail.” The second road is meant to relieve traffic and offer an alternative route, should the main access ever be closed due to an emergency. The most recent proposed route sends traffic from Goepel Street to Fourth Avenue and up a bank of land toward the current ambulance station. A former proposed route access was from McBride Street. In May, 2009 the city completed a traffic survey, around Edgewood to start a Bear Smart program of its own. Bear Smart has already seen one coordinator help put up over a dozen electric fences in Slocan to help keep bears and livestock out of trouble, he said.

counting vehicles taking Goepel Street up to the hospital or the high school during a four-day span. It was found that approximately 2,600 vehicles took the route (both ways) each day on average. That same year in late March and into April, about 3,000 cars were reported over the course of six days. This count included Fourth Avenue traffic. Once the letters filter in to the RDKB, the board will have to determine if the project goes ahead at all, on a region-wide basis or just with East End Services. Sergeant Arnold DeBoon also stressed the need for people to remove attractants and be vigilant. He reminds people if they see a grizzly to get in contact with the Conservation Officer Service so they can get to

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There may also be other support for the project sought. The RDKB board sent a motion in late April to have the case for the second access put forward to the Regional Hospital board to fund the hospital’s second access. The second access funding is one of two grant opportunities Trail is seeking under the Gas Tax General Strategic Priorities Fund and the Innovations Fund. Council also proposed a pedestrian bridge crossing the Columbia River (estimated at $6.5 million). the animal before anything happens. Meanwhile, the diminished flock of sheep was moved to Fauquier, which didn’t prove any safer. Yet another sheep was lost to a roaming cougar.

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they will balance their budget by June 30. This is not a negotiation with the province. We are making it very clear to them what they have to do.” The School District 79 board of education voted 5-4 in favour of the deficit budget — an illegal move under the provincial School Act — during its regular board meeting Wednesday evening at Mount Prevost Middle School. The budget, termed a restoration budget by the board’s fivemember majority, sees expenditures total almost $3.8-million more than revenue. The trustees supporting the deficit budget say they hope to work with the Ministry of Education to fill that funding gap, although the ministry has said several times that’s unlikely. “I’m not unaware there are consequences,” Chairwoman

Eden Haythornthwaite said during the meeting Wednesday evening. “But I have to tell you that I believe we can talk to the minister ... I believe that if our community stands with us, the minister may listen.” So far, though, Abbott’s message is clear. “They have until June 30 to reconsider that deficit budget and to provide us with a balanced budget,” he said. “There are 60 school districts in this province. There is only one that is claiming they’re unable to balance their budget, and even their own superintendent and secretary-treasurer are saying very clearly and emphatically to their own board that there is a viable option to balance the budget.” Haythornthwaite emphasized that no matter what happens to the board, the district will not be left in the lurch. “I would encourage

people here, and all our trustees, to worry about our board, because I believe in democracy and I’d very much regret having to go — but sometimes you have to take a strong position.” Not all trustees agree. “I don’t see anything changing by us submitting a deficit budget and getting fired,” Trustee Ryan Bruce said. Trustee Hannah Seymour, however, countered that if the board doesn’t fight for more funding, it’s not representing the people of the valley anyway. “I have an elder that I consult with and I went to her and said, ‘I’m scared about this. I’m nervous. Am I doing the right thing? They could fire us. I could be removed,’” Seymour said. “She said, ‘If you keep doing these cuts that hurt children, they’ve already removed our voice. It’s already gone.’”

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THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - A man who beheaded and cannibalized a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba has won his bid to leave the grounds of the mental hospital where he is being kept. A Criminal Code review board has ruled that Vince Li’s treatment team may grant him short escorted trips into Selkirk. The review board says the passes will start at 30 minutes and increase incrementally to a maximum of full days. The board also says the passes should only be granted if Li’s treatment team believes his condition is stable and that it would be “appropriate and safe for him to leave the locked ward.� Li will have to be escorted at

all times by a staff member and a security officer. Li was found not criminally responsible for the July 2008 death of Tim McLean, a young carnival worker who was sitting next to Li on a bus near Portage la Prairie. Li was initially confined to a locked wing of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre, but in 2010 was given the right to escorted walks on the hospital grounds. Li’s psychiatrist says the 44-year-old has responded well to treatment and asked the review board earlier this week to let Li take trips into town. The Crown did not oppose the idea, but the victim’s mother, Carol DeDelley, said Li should never be allowed out in public.

Senior police to face G20-related charges THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Several senior Toronto police officers are likely to face misconduct charges related to the G20 summit two years ago, a source familiar with the situation said Thursday. The charges would come at the urging of Gerry McNeilly, head of Ontario’s police watchdog, who issued a stinging report this week on G20 policing. “He believes that there is sufficient evidence against some senior officers, and so he has directed (disciplinary) hearings,� said the source, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak. “Those (hearings) have to go to the (Police Services) board for approval.� The board has to OK the hearings because more than six months have passed since the officers committed the alleged offences. Police Chief Bill Blair has not yet asked for the time extension because the complaints against the four or five senior officers only arrived on his desk in the past few days, the source said. “If the board grants the extension, then people appear at hearings charged with offences under the

Police Services Act,� the source said. The specific nature of the allegations were not clear. In his systemic-review report Wednesday, McNeilly, of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, blasted police for “blindly� following orders at the G20 that led to the what he called civilrights abuses, illegal detentions, and the excessive use of force. He also said he had substantiated more than 100 complaints against individual

officers and referred them for hearings, which carry maximum penalties of dismissal from the service on conviction. Blair noted this week that the police union had lost its court battle to stop the charges from proceeding because the six-month limit had passed. The June 2010 summit was marred by vandals who smashed windows and set police cruisers on fire as well as by mass arrests, including those of innocent bystanders.

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2012 CIVIC RECEPTION The Civic Reception to honour City of Trail Pioneers, Oldtimers and Native Sons and Daughters will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Trail Memorial Centre Gymnasium. All of our honoured Pioneers, Oldtimers and Native Sons and Daughters are invited to attend the tea. If you are 65 or older, a resident of Trail for at least 40 years and currently residing in Trail, you are invited to attend. For those seniors who have not registered in previous years for the Pioneer List, you may register by telephone by calling Sandy Lucchini at Trail City Hall at (250) 364-0809.

Federal study suggests relocating EI recipients to other regions THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - A new study from the Human Resources Department suggests Ottawa is looking at ways to get people receiving employment insurance to move to other regions with more jobs. Such measures would go beyond the Harper government’s new policy that appears to require that some EI recipients take unfilled jobs but only in their own region. A focus group study, completed in January, asked 75 people on EI in Quebec and Atlantic Canada what would it take to get them to move to regions where there are more jobs available. The research, ordered last June shortly after the Conservatives were elected with a majority, required the survey company to determine “what type of migration incentives could encourage EI clients to accept a job that requires a residential move?� Sage Research Corp. reported that the EI clients in Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Corner Brook, Nfld., Miramichi, N.B., and Yarmouth, N.S., all reacted positively to some proposed financial incentives, such as reimbursement for 5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:

moving expenses or for travel costs to a job interview. One “concept is to reimburse moving expenses for unemployed people who have moved and found a permanent job in another region,� says the final report, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. “There was a degree of positive reaction to this concept as an incentive from a number of participants.� The study did not explore whether the prospect of being cut off from EI benefits might also encourage a move to other regions, but focused instead on cost reimbursement. The issue of EI changes has dominated debate in Parliament this week, with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty suggesting sweeping reforms that could include requiring EI recipients to take lowlevel jobs outside their skills and work experience. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley has tried to douse the controversy by saying the reforms would not require EI recipients to take jobs outside their regions or beyond their “skill sets.� However the proposed amendments,

buried in the government’s omnibus budget bill, contain no details or definitions, simply empowering the minister to change regulations without parliamentary scrutiny. A spokeswoman for Finley tried to distance the minister from the newly released study. “This research was commissioned by the department without the knowledge of the minister,� Alyson Queen said in an email. “We have been quite clear that the intent of the improvements we are making to the Employment Insurance program are to connect Canadians with local jobs opportunities, in their area.� Queen added: “We were not even aware of this report or the research being conducted. “It was not commissioned by us and was not a part of our policy considerations.� But Saskatchewan’s premier suggested measures to promote mobility are indeed on the federal EI agenda. “There are ... some

built-in disincentives for people in certain parts of the country to go where there is a labour shortage in other parts of the country,� Brad Wall said at the legislature in Regina on Thursday. “So we’re hearing in principle anyway that they’re looking at those changes and that they may be announcing something soon.� A researcher with the Mowat Centre, a Toronto-based think tank, said the study’s examination of socalled “mobility grants� is indeed out of step with the government’s recent policy statements on EI changes. But Jon Medow also noted the Harper government’s new labour policies are already inconsistent, allowing some employers with unfilled jobs to pay temporary foreign workers wages up to 15 per cent below prevailing rates, further reducing the attractiveness of the often low-level work for Canadians on EI. “It seems pretty incoherent,� he said in an interview.

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rovincial governments are on to one of their favourite health care topics again – putting a lid on doctors’ salaries. I will leave it to others to debate what level of six-figure compensation is just for spending the first 30 years of your life studying and training, and the next three or four decades listening to people complain while looking at naked parts of their bodies better left clothed. However, one measure of reasonableness – whether you are talking proctologists or plumbers, teachers or typists – is how long the line-up is to get into the club. Another aspect of health care that is of concern to governments is efficiency – how to wring more service out the system to slow the rate of growth of the mountain of tax dollars needed to support it. But my first extensive experience with the system as a patient has me wondering not about the efficient use of medical personnel and facilities but rather of the patients themselves, who are the system’s primary inputs and outputs.

After presenting my complaint to my general practitioner, the usual battery of tests and specialist visits followed over the ensuing months. This all culminated with a diagnosis and prescribed course of treatment, which makes me luckier than those whose problems are beyond the limits of current medical science. The service I received from doctors, nurses, technicians and administrative staff was polite, skilled and, where needed, caring. Ironically, the one problematic experience was the only test I actually had to pay for. This involved multiple visits to the hospital, disappearing or garbled data, and finally a trip to Nelson to have the test redone one more time. Since I am retired and the hospital is nearby, none of this was a burden to me. But I wonder about people who have to book time off work and drive in from Thrums or beyond for each and every test and appointment. Computers have for decades been able to track thousands of airline flights each day and, with a few keystrokes, steer customers through this maze to their


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destination with the fewest stops possible. Why can’t similar technology be put to work when multiple tests are ordered for a patient? With a much-discussed labour shortage looming, more efficient use of both the health care system’s and its patients time would make some contribution to solving the problem. ••• As for that labour shortage, it clearly hasn’t hit this region yet as the latest figures indicate that the unemployment topped 10 per cent last month. The federal government is looking to do something about the paradox of some employers begging for workers while too many people are unemployed

by changing employment insurance rules to push claimants into jobs they are not keen to take. (“We have no openings for carpenters, but there are entry-level positions for chicken pluckers.”) At the same time, the Harperites intend to revamp immigration policies to focus on skilled people to fill all those jobs designing and building the next bitumen extraction and processing project in Alberta. This looks like a new kind of colonialism. While England and Germany can probably spare a few engineers and pipefitters, I don’t foresee a stampede of skilled people from developed nations arriving in Canada. Instead it will be developing and underdeveloped nations like India and Nigeria that will be tapped, places that can ill afford to train and lose skilled people to the first world economies. Meanwhile, Selkirk College is being forced to cut university transfer courses to balance its budget, making post-secondary education less affordable to local students who will have to relocate to larger centres

earlier than planned. When my peasant grandparents stumbled ashore early in the last century, no one asked them how many years of education they had or sent them home at the end of the farming season to await a chance to return as a migrant worker the following year. They cleaned steam engine boilers, failed at farming rocky pieces of ground, and persevered at whatever other jobs they could find while building a better future for their children and grandchildren. Canadian governments and corporations should be training more people rather than simply looking to poach them from elsewhere. Gordon Lightfoot once sang of how, “to this verdant country they came from all around. “They sailed upon her waterways and they walked the forest tall And they built the mines, the mills and the factories for the good of us all.” Since then, the world has gotten a lot smaller. Some days our vision seems to have shrunken as well. Raymond Masleck is a retired Trail Times reporter.

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racticing as an infectious that far too many Canadian childisease specialist at one dren are hungry because their time, I was alerted to families lack access to adequate early warnings about and nutritious food. threats to the public’s health from Food Secure Canada estiinfectious agents. Immediate mates that almost 2.5 million response was expected – and Canadians live without secure provided – by our strong public access to food. health infrastructure. While an infectious disease But at the children’s hospital poses an immediate threat with where I now work, a group of long-term health consequences us meet regularly, if informally, (if almost exclusively in adults); about another pressing public unquestionably, the consehealth threat – quences of hunger hunger. and food insecuWe live in one rity in childhood of the wealthiest are similar. countries in the Why should world. But hunger we be concerned? is something that Many pediatriwe at the hospital cians with comincreasingly see munity practices among the famitell us that finding ELIZABETH lies that bring the money to feed their children to the children is the us for medical top problem faced Troy Media attention. by many parents This past week was hunger they meet. We see children awareness week in Canada whose parents struggle with and for 10 days from May 6, poverty. We admit proportionthe United Nations Special ately more children from high Rapporteur on the Right to Food poverty neighbourhoods to hosmade a formal country mission pital than from other neighbourvisit to Canada. It was the first- hoods, and the children from ever visit to a developed nation poorer neighbourhoods stay in by Olivier de Schutter, a Belgian the hospital longer. law professor who became speWe know that childhood huncial rapporteur in 2008. ger – which of course is linked to As a signatory to both the poverty – has long-term impacts Universal Declaration of on physical and mental health. Human Rights (1948) and For healthy growth and the International Covenant on development, children need sufEconomic Social and Cultural ficient nutrients. Deficiencies of Rights (1976) Canada has a even small amounts during this legal obligation to “respect, pro- important period could have tect and fulfil the right to food.� long-term health consequences. It’s my hope that this visit – As a recent report from and the recommendations in the Toronto’s medical officer of report that de Schutter will sub- health states: “Children who sequently produce – will throw a live in food insecure households spotlight on the disturbing truth are more likely to have growth


and developmental problems, be susceptible to illness and perform poorly in school, compared to children who are food secure.� Adequate nutrition is also a key issue when it comes to mental health among youth. Psychiatrists speaking at the request of community youth in one of our Priority Neighbourhoods advised that the first two mental health questions that should be asked of young people are: “How did you sleep last night?� and “Have you eaten today?� We know that in the Greater Toronto Area, the use of food banks is increasing rapidly, a key reason being that housing costs are eating up a growing proportion of family income. Initiatives are underway to help physicians and other health care providers better link families to resources such as food banks and government services. But while there is a perception that food banks – as well as programs like school and community meal programs, community gardens and kitchens – are providing the needed response to food needs, Canadian research challenges this notion. The UN Special Rapporteur presented his preliminary findings on food security in Canada on Wednesday in Ottawa. It’s my hope that this will put child hunger squarely on the political agenda in Canada — and galvanize action to eliminate it. Dr. Elizabeth Lee Ford-Jones a Paediatrician specializing in social paediatrics and Project Investigator at SickKids and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.

There are no bad jobs, even for politicians An editorial from the St. John’s Telegram Bear with us for a moment, and understand that some of this is tongue-in-cheek. But there’s a side to the federal government’s plan to revamp rules in the employment insurance system that we should really stop to consider. Right now, the Harper government has not explained the particulars, but they are telegraphing a plan to tighten up rules and make it harder to obtain EI if there are jobs available - any jobs. Essentially, you might be trained as a microbiologist, but if you’re laid off and there’s a minimumwage job trimming Christmas trees, you’ll have to take it. “I was brought up in a certain way. There

is no bad job,� federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in a speech on Monday. “The only bad job is not having a job.� The feds argue that immigrant workers are being brought in to do low-skill jobs in this country, even in areas of high unemployment. EI, so the argument goes, is just too generous. But let’s return to the argument that there are no bad jobs, and that the only bad job is not having one. One of the enduring reasons that we’re told we have to pay our politicians top dollar and provide them with massive pensions that they pay only pennies for, and huge severance payments when they retire or are defeated - is that, as a result of going into politics, their economic abilities are

stifled. When they lose in an election or quit, it is supposed to be difficult for them to find the kind of employment and income to which they have become accustomed. Being an ex-politician, apparently, means you can’t find the kind of job you might otherwise deserve and might get stuck in a bad job that doesn’t pay the amount you feel you should get. But wait a minute: the bar is in the process of being moved. If you remember, there are no bad jobs. Now, chances are, a retiring Jim Flaherty will find himself choosing between banking vice-presidentships, possible patronage plums and a variety of corporate directorships - clearly, no need for

severance or taxpayerfunded pension there, although he would still qualify. But even if the jobs lottery turns unkind, there is probably nothing in the hiring qualifications that would prevent Flaherty from gaining meaningful employment flipping burgers. Think of the possibilities: Environment Minister Peter Kent as a duck-washer in a Fort McMurray waste pond. Bulldog Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird as a Wal-Mart greeter. Lock’em-up-and-toss-awaythe-key Public Safety Minister Vic Toews working with the John Howard Society to reintegrate offenders into Canadian society. And all without the benefit of a postemployment safety net. Because that’s what they want, right?



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OBITUARIES MELNYCHUK, DR. ALEX — It is with great sadness that we announce that long-time Trail doctor, husband, father and friend Alex Tom Melnychuk has passed away on May 13, 2012, 8:00 pm at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, with his family at his side. Alex was born in Willingdon, Alberta, and grew up in Two Hills, Alberta; the seventh son in a family of eight sons. He earned his medical degree from the University of Alberta. He met his wife Gayle, in Edmonton and they were married in 1970. They welcomed their first daughter, Janis, born in Edmonton, and second daughter Maggie, born in Calgary. Alex and Gayle decided to bring their young family to Trail, and Alex has practiced family medicine here for the past 37 years. Alex enjoyed Sunday drives to the Pend D’Oreille, hunting, hockey, bird-watching, reading and gardening. He took great pride in his Waneta property, its gardens, trees, chickens and tranquility. In 1996 Alex was awarded the St. John’s Ambulance National Priory of Canada award for 20 years of community service to the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club as volunteer team doctor. Alex loved spending time with his family and extended family, especially annual golf trips with his brothers. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 42 years Gayle, daughters Janis Melnychuk, Maggie (Mike) Balfour, his grandson Alec John Balfour, his six surviving brothers and their families, his colleagues and all of the staff and patients at his clinic, Columbia Family Medicine, Trail Regional Hospital, and all of the other medical facilities that Alex worked at in the Trail area. Gayle, Janis and Maggie would like to thank Drs. Hii, Falconer and Toews for the wonderful care provided to Alex. Dear thanks also to the caring and professional nurses and staff on 3rd floor medical, and for all of the love and care from Alex’s many colleagues and our friends over that past two very difficult months. A Celebration of Alex’s life will be planned and announced at a later date. Al Grywacheski

of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Alex’s name to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at *** FENTON, DR. LARRY — Born April 30th, 1934. Set free on May 12, 2012 after 16 years of being trapped by Huntington Disease. He practised as a family physician for 36 years and loved his work. Every patient was important and he gave tirelessly. Predeceased by his son, Christopher. His family; wife, Rondeau; daughter, Jennifer; sons, Doug and Tim; their spouses, Mark, Marlene and Vicki; the grandchildren, Courtenay, Dakota, Riley, Roan and Tara; sister, Sheila and brother, Vasey are saddened but happy, that he can, once again, live on. His inner strength over the past few years was inspiring and his family give him their hearts and rejoice in his release. Thanks to all the staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, and Dr. Manhas who have cared so much and made his life more bearable these past four years. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held in late June. Donations in his memory may be made to: Huntington Society of Canada 151 Frederick St. Suite 400 Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2 Chemainus Health Care Foundation Box 462 Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0 FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Duncan, B.C. Condolences may be shared online at www.dignitymemorial. com *** MCKELLAR, BRUCE DOUGLAS — passed away V.G.H. Palliative Care Unit April 15, 2012. There will be a celebration of Bruce’s life on Saturday, May 26 at 12:45pm at the beautiful Celebration Hall ,Mountain view Cemetery, 5455 Fraser St, Vancouver. A reception will follow there till 4pm.

Singer known as Queen of Disco THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty - the Queen of Disco. Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wasn’t comfortable embracing. “I grew up on rock ‘n’ roll,” Summer once said when explaining her reluctance to claim the title. Indeed, as disco boomed then crashed in a single decade in the 1970s, Summer, the beautiful voice and face of the genre with pulsating hits like “I Feel Love,” ”Love to Love You Baby“ and ”Last Dance,“ would continue to make hits incorporating the rock roots she so loved. One of her biggest hits, ”She Works Hard for the Money,“ came in the early 1980s and relied on a smouldering guitar solo as well as Summer’s booming voice. Yet it was with her disco anthems that she would have the most impact in music, and it’s how she was remembered Thursday as news spread of her death at age 63. Summer died of cancer Thursday morning in Naples, Fla., said her publicist Brian Edwards. Her family released a statement saying they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.” It had been decades since that brief, flashy


Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco who ruled the dance floors with anthems like “Last Dance,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Bad Girl,” has died. Her family released a statement, saying Summer died Thursday. She was 63. moment when Summer was every inch the Disco Queen. Her glittery gowns and long eyelashes. Her luxurious hair and glossy, open lips. Her sultry vocals, her bedroom moans and sighs. She was as much a part of the culture as disco balls, polyester, platform shoes and the music’s pulsing, pounding rhythms. Summer’s music gave voice to not only a musical revolution, but a cultural one - a time when sex, race, fashion and drugs were being explored and exploited with freedom like never before in the United States. Her rise was inseparable from disco’s itself, even though she remained popular for years after the genre she

helped invent had died. She won a Grammy for best rock vocal performance for “Hot Stuff,” a fiery guitar-based song that represented her shift from disco to more rock-based sounds, and created another kind of anthem with “She Works Hard for the Money,” this time for women’s rights. Elton John said in a statement that Summer was more than the Queen of Disco. “Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace especially when I see the secondrate talent that has been inducted,” he said. “She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I

will miss her greatly.” Summer may not have liked the title and later became a bornagain Christian, but many remembered her best for her early years, starting with the sinful “Love to Love You Baby.” Released in 1975, a breakthrough hit for Summer and for disco, it was a legend of studio ecstasy and the genre’s ultimate sexual anthem. Summer came up with the idea of the song and first recorded it as a demo in 1975, on the condition that another singer perform it commercially. But Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart liked the track so much that he suggested they re-record it, and make it longer - what would come to be known as a “disco disc.”

Swift donates millions for educational centre THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE - Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now, she’s donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues. The gift is the largest given to the museum by an artist and is the second largest from an

individual, officials said. It will fund the Taylor Swift Education Center, an exhibit and classroom space scheduled to open in 2014. “In terms of what it will allow us to do, we do education very well now,” museum director Kyle Young said. “It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs and I’m happy

to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do. Is there a better person out there who’s in touch with a young audience? I think not. I was joking we should be paying her to do that. I was only joking.” The new education centre is part of the

museum’s $75 million “Working on a Building” expansion project that will increase the space more than 200,000 square feet to 350,000. The expansion is part of the new convention centre project in downtown Nashville and will include a new concert theatre, more room for exhibits and archives, and a shared entrance with a new hotel.

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Greater Trail Hospice Society presents dialogue sessions in June TRAIL – What are end of life ethics all about? While society seems focused on an individuals decisionmaking process and ability to determine their own fate at the end of life, the reality of palliative care provision involves a broad range of ethical topics. Hospice of America brings together a group of knowledgeable and compelling professionals to discuss and present case studies of issues faced regularly by health care professionals, hospice volunteers, family members and clergy. The Greater Trail Hospice Society is pleased to present and host this two part dialogue on ethical

decision making in end of life care. Sessions, take place from noon to three pm on June 6 and 13, at the Kiro Wellness Centre and are aimed at helping participants understand and describe a wide range of end-oflife ethical issues. By the end of the sessions participants will have a grounding in: disclosure and communication, surrogate decision-making, artificial nutrition and hydration, and palliative sedation. They will describe complicating factors when patients are children and adolescents; discuss the ways that cultural values and beliefs may influence ethical decisions at the end of life; describe

the ways that ethical issues at the end of life can create moral distress and influence the grief reactions of families and hospice and palliative staff and volunteers. The DVD series is the latest to be hosted and led by the Greater Trail Hospice Society, in partnership with Hospice of America and hundreds of organizations focused on providing quality palliative care in their communities. Comments from those who have attended other presentations in the series have been positive and affirming. Registration has grown steadily, every year and those wishing to participate this year are encouraged

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Members' Conflict of Interest Act The Select Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills, an all-party Committee of the Legislative Assembly, is reviewing British Columbia’s Members' Conflict of Interest Act (RSBC 1996, c. 287). The Act defines conflict of interest and provides a framework for dealing with conflicts of interest involving Members of the Legislative Assembly. It also provides for the appointment of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly, to uphold provisions in the Act. The Committee is interested in British Columbians’ views on the legislation. For more information, or to make a submission, please visit our website at or contact: Office of the Clerk of Committees, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; tel: 250.356.2933, or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337; fax: 250.356.8172; e-mail: The deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, June 29, 2012. Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Committees

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The Art of Hosting I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop called “The Art of Hostingâ€? a while ago. During our time together some 38 people learned a bit more about holding space in community. About ways of holding space that: invites others into speech, participation and connection; creates conditions by which understanding, common purpose and shared desires might ďŹ nd life out of individual passions, capable champions and thoughtful conversations. We discovered for ourselves, the wisdom of community which resides within the community. We found the resolution to community issues alive and functioning within the members of the community itself. We learned, or relearned that something far greater than the sum of the parts results when the willing come together in fruitful ways. We learned, or relearned, that wisdom and the common wealth of communal knowledge will ourish and blossom when space is held, conditions are right and the loudest voices in the room make space for those that need silence as a backdrop. We learned that communities who pay respectful attention to their members ďŹ nd ways to overcome obstacles and achieve objectives that have stymied politicians, generals, economists and philosophers alike. It was knowledge I already had, but knowledge is one thing, practice another. After years of involvement in adversarial systems, I ďŹ nd I have a great deal of practicing to do. I am, however, most deeply gifted and blessed in that I am a part of a community of seekers. A community willing and wanting to uphold the wisdom of the body so that the sacred might once again form the centre of our spaces of belonging.

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge Trail United Church 1300 Pine Avenue, Trail Worship 11am St. Andrew’s United Church 2110 1st Ave, Rossland Worship 9am Beaver Valley United Church 1917 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale Worship 11am Salmo United Church 304 Main St, Salmo Worship 9am

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Our communities are in the midst of many questions. We ďŹ nd ourselves charged with the task of living out timeless truths in a way that is relevant to today’s world, to the current set of circumstances. Some tenets – those we were assured were of Wisdom herself, carried direct to us from God’s own mouth – have fallen hard among us and raised up such a dust storm in their collapsing wake that many of our number have fallen away. We are no longer assured of more than love, no longer secure in much more than care and how best we might offer it as an expression of our responding love. I take heart as I see around us signs that our communities have begun to question adherence to the forms and norms of culture and system. That the gods whose cruel demands for living sacriďŹ ce (market, economic, or religious) have gone unchecked for far too long now perch uneasily upon the pedestals we erected for their use. The systems of reproach are falling, and everywhere, people are gathering to hold the space, to sanctify the centre of the circle, to open up the ways and means by which we might hear one another into speech and ďŹ nd, within, the teachings of care and love and community that will, one hopes, ďŹ nally lead us into the land of promise, that only we can build. I attended a workshop last week. One on the Art of Holding Space. It’s new ground for me to occupy, and I’m not all that sure I occupy it well. But I am beckoned to it, and will attend the call. Keith Simmonds diaconal minister Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge



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Bishops say religious voices should be heard in public debates THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. - Canada’s Roman Catholic bishops say religious voices have a right to be heard in public debates and shouldn’t be shouldered aside in the name of separation of church and state. They are also encouraging civil disobedience in cases where public policy runs afoul of private morality on questions such as abortion, contraception and gay marriage. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a 12-page pastoral letter on religious freedom, arguing that freedom of worship includes the right for believers to publicly state their views on key questions of the day. The letter says there are radical elements that want to relegate religion to the private sphere, denying it any influence on society. It says the idea of banning religious feasts and symbols supposedly out of respect for members of other religions or non-believers is a sign of the marginalization of religion, and Christianity in particular. The bishops also cite abortion, the morningafter pill, gay marriage and euthanasia as areas where the state makes no allowance for conscientious objection. They say it is wrong for any Roman Catholic to support the right to abortion or euthanasia; rather, there is a clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection. “In a constitutional democracy such as Canada’s, the system of justice must strive to protect more effectively freedom of religion and of conscience as key elements of our free and democratic society,� the letter said. The bishops argue that excluding believers from public debate deprives society of an important dimension. They said they see a disturbing trend of threats to freedom of conscience and religion both at home and abroad. The right to religious freedom is a litmus test for the respect of all other rights, the bishops said. “Where it is protected, peaceful co-existence, prosperity and participation in cultural, social and political life flourish,� they wrote. “But when it is threatened, all other rights are weakened and society suffers.�


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May 20 – In 1506, explorer Christopher Columbus died in poverty in Valladolid, in northwest Spain, just after completing his book of biblical commentary, “The Prophecies.� --May 21 – In 1632, Otto Blumhardt, one of the earliest Lutheran missionaries to Africa, died. He was known as the Father of the Jungle. --May 23 – In 1956, the Presbyterian Church in the United States began accepting women ministers. --May 24 – In 1998, Pope John Paul II became the 20th century’s longest-serving pope. He surpassed the 19 years, seven months and seven days of Pius XII, who died in 1958. --May 26 – In 2008, 70 per cent of Anglicans in London, Ont., voted in favour of conditionally allowing ministers to bless married, samesex couples.

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The new viewing platform on the Lardeau River was unveiled on Mother’s Day last weekend.

MEADOW CREEK – A new Gerrard rainbow trout viewing platform on the Lardeau River was recently finished to welcome visitors on Mother’s Day weekend, and a record run of spawning Gerrards. The platform was built, with the support of a range of funders, by the Friends of Lardeau River who hosted an Open House on May 12. Approximately 150 members of the public turned-out to appreciate the group’s handiwork and witness the spectacle of more than 900 “giants of Gerrard” spawning in the clear,

clean waters at the outlet of Trout Lake. “We were especially pleased that the new platform was ready in time to coincide with yet another record run,” said Grant Trower with the Friends of the Lardeau River. “We hope that it will help people connect with this amazing fish, and increase awareness of this important spawning site.” The Open House was held only a few days after a daily peak count of 1,068 spawning Gerrards was recorded on May 9. This was the highest observed since annual daily counts began

in 1961, and the third year in a row that the daily peak count record has been broken following peak counts of 995 in 2011, and 725 in 2010. “The platform is certainly built to last,” added Trower. “The new design incorporates wheel chair access and a viewing tower for the fish counter that will enable more accurate counts of Gerrards in the future.” The platform is located about 42 km northwest of Meadow Creek and the Gerrard spawning run is expected to finish by the middle or end of May.

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has opened up its kitchen and in addition to using the Lodge’s own catering staff, anyone renting the hall can now use their own caterer (chef) for their functions. To make the tables more attractive, new comfortable chairs and new place settings (dishes and cutlery) have been purchased. Installed recently is a new elevator and made the hall wheel chair accessible. A modern auto-

mated film, video and computer projection equipment with a large wall screen is available to anyone renting our hall. Besides the large upstairs hall, the smaller (70 people) downstairs hall, suitable for smaller functions or meetings, can also be rented. The Lodge is always eager to provide superior catering and hall rental services for weddings and other functions.


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It’s been an incredible ride for (from right) Travis St. Denis, Joey Benik, Bryce Gervais and the rest of the Penticton Vees as they returned to a warm welcome with hundreds waiting at the Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Wednesday at the end of the parade.

A wild ride for Vees’ St. Denis with every game a must-win match. St Denis and his line’s performance was a critical factor in the Vees success. The It’s been a whirlwind week for Travis St. Denis and former Smoke Eater led the Vees in scoring with a goal the Penticton Vees as the RBC Cup champions returned and six assists, and was named player of the game in two to a hero’s welcome, complete with parade, party and yet of the final four matches. another honour for the Trail native on Wednesday. His opening goal in the RBC championship game, and The city of Penticton turned out in droves to congratu- incredible give-and-go with Benyk to win the game with late a team that finished off a dream season in dramatic 51 seconds remaining was the highlight of an incredible fashion, coming back in the final period of the final game, junior career for St. Denis. to win the national championship in the final minute, on “Being in the final game and being down 3-2 with a St. Denis setup to Joey Benik. about 10 minutes left. Just seeing our guys battle hard Not only did St. Denis win the title, but and tie it up and get the game winning he was also recognized as the Player of the goal and setting it up with a minute to go,” Week by the BCHL, and then at the celebrahe said. “It was all a blur. It was a good tion, the hard-working forward was also give and go and Benik is an unbelievable named Most Inspirational Player for the player so if you get the puck on his stick Vees. he’ll put it in.” “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said St. St. Denis’s PoW nod from the BCHL Denis. “We worked hard all year for it, so and Most Inspirational, are definitely nice it’s definitely a dream come true to win a honours, “Especially in the last week of national title.” your junior career,” he said. After a 42 game winning streak, with St. Denis’ career has been an interestonly four losses in regulation (one to the ing one. He played three years in Trail Trail Smoke Eaters), and a virtual sweep before requesting a trade that landed of the BCHL final and Doyle Cup, the top him in Penticton where he would go on STEVE WALDNER PHOTO to become a national champion. The ranked junior hckey team in Canada looked poised to continue its rampage through the Travis St. Denis accepts the 19-year-old finished his junior career playRBC tournament in Humboldt, Sask. Most Inspirational award at ing 203 games, with 99 goals, 127 assists “I think being ranked number one going a ceremony following the for a career total of 227 points. St. Denis into the tournament, there’s a little pressure parade. also received a scholarship offer from but I don’t think it affected our team at all.” Quinnipiac University in his final year in But after the Vees dropped their first two Trail and will join the team this year. games to the Soo Thunderbirds 2-1 and the Humboldt “It’s been unbelievable,” said St. Denis. “I mean its Broncos 3-2 in overtime, the team was on the verge of been a roller coaster, with ups and downs all over the elimination. place. Starting my junior career in Trail, 16 years old, I “We were a little bit worried but we just refocused and couldn’t ask to start in a better place than my hometown. regrouped,” said St. Denis. “We got a strong group of guys I think this past year getting traded to Penticton, moving so once we got our first win, we just went on a roll.” away from home and experience that life, it’s just made And roll they did, reeling off four straight victories me a stronger person over all.”


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The Trail Jays step up to the plate this weekend as they embark on another baseball season with a fresh crop of young players eager to support a solid core of veterans. The Jays head to Kalispell, Mont. today for the Canadian Days American Legion tournament, with an influx of youth, speed, and an energized club set to take on some of American Legion’s best AA teams. “I’m really proud of the way they are progressing so far through this first week of practice and I’m excited for this weekend,” said assistant coach Chris Combo. The Jays lost some strong position players and long ball hitters in Brady Glover, Garrett Kucher, Gerry Rebelato, and Jesse Rypien. “We lost a few key players, but I am anxious to see what the new guys can bring to the program.” Returning players like Scott Davidson, Tanner Rotschy, Scott Robertson and Dallas Calvin will lead the Jays, with pitchers Jarrett Conway and Calvin anchoring the pitching staff. “We’ve lost a few good ones (pitchers) but we still got our big hoss, Dallas, on the mound and a few other pretty good pitchers, so I feel our staff this year is going to be pretty good.” In this year’s edition, every player on the roster is eligible to play again next year so the approach to this season may be to work on fundamentals and build for the next season. “This whole year is a big long marathon, not a sprint,” said Combo. “We try to get guys to improve every day in practice and you know by the end of the year they improve so much, the next year we’re going to be that much better,” he added. The Jays open the Kalispell tournament tonight at 5 p.m. versus the Whitefish Glacier Twins, then play Kalispell AA Lakers Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sherwood Park AA at 2 p.m. The playoffs go Sunday. The Jays first home games at Butler Park go May 27, a doubleheader against the Northeast 49ers.


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Lacrosse Teams from the West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Association is playing Cranbrook at the Castlegar Complex on the weekend. The Pee Wees face off at 9 a.m. Saturday and the Bantams go at 10:45 a.m.. Afternoon games begin at 1 p.m. and continue Sunday starting at 9 a.m.


The Birchbank Ladies Club held their Early Bird tournament last week. From left, partners Marilyn Wiens and Dana Haas lost out on the second hole of a sudden death playoff against Sharon Orlando and Sophia Park (missing from photo). 40 ladies enjoyed golf under hot, sunny skies in the four-ball best ball format resulted in a tie with scores of 124. Prizes also went to third place team of Carol Babcock and Jackie Drysdale 126.



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four, again. The Americans, despite liberal sprinklings of expatriate Canadian bloodlines, are also in the alsoran category. Canada might very well be seeded sixth or below when the Olympic hockey tournament starts. They will rank last in the playoff pool this year. And most of the major NHL individual trophy awards will likely go to Europeans. Canada bowed out of the worlds in the quarter finals Thursday against eighth-seeded Slovakia, against whom their two-game total score was 7-7. The USA at least gave a much more highly regarded Finnish squad a lastgasp battle before they, too, headed for the airport. What has happened? Well, Europe’s best players are better than ours. They come from the


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as the Pee Wee level express to me some form of the statement, “They (the kids he is coaching) are supposed to have all those individual skills by the time I get them.” If they do not, apparently, that’s too bad for them and the team because there is little inclination within our minor hockey coaching fraternity to teach basic things like passing, shooting and stickhandling at the expense of ice time for, “team dynamics,” or whatever. Oh well, its ball season anyway. Fastball is alive at Haley several nights a week, youth baseball is in full swing and the Jays begin their season tonight at a tournament in Montana. The Jays first home action is set to start a week from Sunday, at Butler Park, of course. • Nice job by all concerned for Silver City Days. Well presented and well attended.

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brave enough to take a hit to make a play or block a shot, but, the emphasis on high speed puckhandling skill development in Europe is beginning to set its players apart from, and above, North American ones. Canada can still, if the players aren’t into whiling away the Spring at other pursuits, put an elite team on the ice that is as near a match for anyone as a dime is to two nickels, but we can no longer assume the extra added ingredient of, “grit,” exists only in our players. Nor can we think we are heading in the right direction, particularly since the world tournament provides a much more entertaining hockey experience for spectators. Talk to coaches in Canadian minor hockey and the emphasis is always on system play rather than skill improvement. I have had coaches as low

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Greater Trail Special Olympic athletes are training hard for some big but fun Bocce competitions next month, as the regional qualifier gets set to roll in Castlegar on June 16. Bocce athletes include, from left, Sherry Altrogge, Maria Veltri, Kayleigh Postmus, Timothy McTeer, Bob Lattanzio, and Neil Emmery.

Greater Trail Bocce athletes go for gold next month BY TIMES STAFF Spring is in the air, the leaves are out and flowers are starting to bloom. Summer is on the way with means one thing - bocce time. In the Gulch, at the bottom of West Trail, the

Trail and area Special athletes are practicing hard to improve their bocce skills. Meeting every Monday night at the Bocce Facility, they practice strategy, aim and good sportsmanship. The athletes, who range in age from preteen to sixty-three, are aiming high and hoping for gold at the Special

Olympics Regional Qualifier in June. The 14 athletes will be joining teams from around the Kootenays at Selkirk College on June 16. Spirits are high as the weather heats up and so does the competition. The athletes would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come out in June and


B.V. get its boots on Boot camp marches out fitness in Montrose Boot Camp, instructed by Stephanie Mervyn, goes Sunday evenings at the Montrose Park (green space beside ball field) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The next session begins May 27 and runs until June 24. Cost is $40 for the five classes. Come out to meet new people and get a great workout. Get your heart pumping and complete a full body workout. Stephanie will take you through strength, cardio and endurance exercises to improve your overall fitness level. Zumbatomic has a specially designed Zumba class for kids. The goal of Zumbatomic is to develop a healthy lifestyle and to incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives, not just a class they attend once a week. The two Zumbatomic age groups are Little Starz 4-7, and Big Starz 8-12. Next session will go May 28

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Husband has become controlling and obsessed Dear Annie: I am married to “Chris,” a wonderful man. He was previously married and has major trust issues because of his ex-wife. I can handle most of this, but one thing has become worse over the past two years. Chris has this idea that I wear outfits that show too much skin and attract other men. But, Annie, I don’t wear clothes like that. In fact, I gave away whatever I used to own that he didn’t like (spaghetti straps, skirts above the knee, etc.). But he still says I look “too provocative.” I wear only pants and high-necked shirts with sleeves, but it’s still not appropriate enough for him. I offered to let him shop for me, but he refuses. I don’t want to keep fighting about something so dumb -- and that I know is due to his cheating ex-wife. But I have done as much as possible to show him I love and respect him. What more can I do?



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-- Paying the Price for the Ex Dear Paying: Chris has become obsessed with controlling your appearance, and this is unhealthy. Right now, it wouldn’t matter what you wore. Since he is getting worse, we strongly urge you to get some professional counseling, preferably together. Chris must learn to keep a lid on his insecurities so he can function more rationally, and a counselor will help you work on coping skills. If he doesn’t get a grip on this, it could escalate into something that threatens not only your marriage, but also your personal well-being.

Dear Annie: My younger sister, “Debbie,” is planning a fall wedding. Our father and his wife have been severely addicted to pain pills for most of their 20-year marriage. They have attended birthday parties, barbeques and weddings completely looped. It’s not a pretty sight. Because of this (and other reasons), I chose to distance myself and have had little contact with them for 10 years. A few years ago, Debbie did the same because she was tired of being embarrassed, worried, stressed and scared for their health. Debbie doesn’t want to invite Dad to the wedding. She didn’t even want him to know about it, but he found out from other relatives. She shouldn’t have to worry about whether Dad is going to fall down at the ceremony because he is high, or whether he can keep his balance while being introduced

to her new in-laws. Is this the right decision? -- Bride’s Sister Dear Sister: Debbie does not have to invite Dad if doing so will spoil her day and make her miserable, but she should take responsibility for her decision and tell him the reason. However, there is another possible solution. She could enlist the help of a reliable guest (or hire a professional sober companion) to be the “caregiver” for Dad and his wife, making sure they don’t get out of control and create a scene. Other readers have done this and found it quite helpful. Dear Annie: The letter from “Mom in Connecticut” brought back wonderful memories regarding thankyou notes. I am one of four children, now in our 50s and 60s. When we were younger, our parents had a hard and fast rule: We could play with or wear our gifts

on the day we received them, but we could not touch them again until we had written our thank-you notes. Mom provided the notes and colored pencils, so that we could draw pictures until we were old enough to write more.

This started when we were so young that we never knew any different. To this day, I send a handwritten thankyou note. I figure the gift-giver spent time and effort to select, purchase and send a

gift to me. The least I can do to show my appreciation is send a personal note on real stationery. As my parents used to say, it’s what nice people do. -- Born in Connecticut, Now in Arizona



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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, May 19, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good day to focus on money matters. Or you might be focused on your cash flow, because you’re contemplating a major purchase. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you more emotional than usual. However, it also makes you a little bit luckier than all the other signs. (Sweet!) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’ll enjoy working alone or behind the scenes today, because you feel a need for privacy. Any kind of research probably will go well. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Discussions with a female acquaintance, especially in a group situation, will be significant today. It’s in your best interests to tell others what you hope to achieve in

the future. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Others will notice you today for some reason, especially bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. You can turn this to your advantage if you so choose, because you do have their attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You have a touch of the wanderlust today. Dreams of travel to exotic places appeal to you. Make travel plans if you can, but at least do something different. Shake up your routine a little! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Focus on red-tape matters today, like inheritances, bills, taxes and shared property. You’ll be happy to clear up some loose ends here. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Because the Moon today is opposite your sign, you have to compromise a bit. You need to take that extra

step to meet the demands of others. (No biggie.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Make a list today about how you can get better organized. You might want to make a second list about how you can promote better health for yourself. (Lists can focus your mind.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Sports, playful times with children, movies, musical

performances and parties are all appealing today. Basically, you don’t want to work; you want to play. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Discussions with a female relative (probably Mom) could be significant today. Alternatively, you might want to cocoon at home to replenish yourself in some way.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Discussions with neighbors and siblings are important today. Give others your attention, because someone has something to tell you. Meanwhile, you want to enlighten someone about something as well. YOU BORN TODAY You’re highly energetic! Most of you are natural leaders, and many of you are self-taught. People will look to you for guid-









ance or will learn from your example. You value spiritual training of some kind, and indeed, you often meet with a teacher or guru-like figure who is generally the same sex. In the year ahead, you will focus strongly on friendships or partnerships. Birthdate of: Nora Ephron, writer; Nancy Kwan, actress; Peter Townshend, musician/ songwriter. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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In Memoriam

In memory of

Rich Thorpe

November 13, 1956 - May 20, 2008 I feel warmth around me like, Your presence is so near. I close my eyes to visualize your face, When you were here. I cherish the times we spent together, They are locked inside my heart. For as long as I have those memories, We will never be apart. Sadly missed, always remembered and forever loved.

Loretta & family



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ST.JUDE NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, Help of the Hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day, for nine days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude CC

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NIPKOWS GREENHOUSE, Fruitvale. Open 9am - 5pm, seven days a week. Follow signs from downtown.

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



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Lost & Found LOST: Silver bracelet w/mushroom design on Saturday @ Silver City Days, downtown Trail/ Cominco Arena. Family treasure - sentimental value. Reward offered. Please call 250-368-6460


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

NURSING INSTRUCTORS Two short-term positions available on our Castlegar campus

Employment Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

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

TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627



As part of the Selkirk College/University of Victoria Baccalaureate Nursing Program, you will teach in a variety of practice settings as well as the lab and theory components of your courses. You have a Master’s degree in Nursing (a Bachelor’s degree will be considered with relevant experience) and are a current member of the College of Registered Nurses of BC. You also have experience in an acute care nursing practice setting and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Above all, you are prepared to commit to a dynamic, caring and interactive focus between instructor and student. Previous post-secondary teaching experience would be an asset.

Happy 90th Birthday Dad Open House


90 Birthday Celebration! An open house to be held

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Career Opportunities

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



Community Newspapers

Closing date: 4 pm, May 28, 2012.

Sunday May 20th 1:00 4:00

For more information visit

Genelle Hall 1205 2nd St.


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fax 250.368.8550 email Announcements Employment Employment Employment

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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


ce New Pri

MLS# K211761

MLS# K212583

MLS# K210392

MLS# K211391

MLS# K210797

Rossland $295,000

Beaver Falls $209,900

Warfield $235,000

Warfield $185,000

Rossland $359,900

Beaver Falls $349,900

Trail $215,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

ce New Pri


MLS# K205930

MLS# K212535



MLS# K210233

MLS# K200229

MLS# K211176


MLS# K206097

MLS# K200362

MLS# K210284

MLS# K211181

Trail $206,000

Trail $360,000

Trail $249,900

Trail $214,000

Trail $137,500

Warfield $259,900

Trail $229,900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


SOLD MLS# K212776

MLS# K205398

MLS# K212336

MLS# K205510

Warfield $227,000

Trail $160,000

Montrose $249,900

Fruitvale $274,500

Fruitvale $274,900

Fruitvale $335,000

Trail $65,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

MLS# K204952

MLS# K207019

MLS# K206771

Trail Daily Times Friday, May 18, 2012 A19




Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted



An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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Help Wanted

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

Help Wanted

Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Line Cook Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave

Help Wanted


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

If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the â&#x20AC;&#x153;OfďŹ ce For Client Satisfactionâ&#x20AC;?




Experience an asset. Willing to train. Wages based on experience. Drop resume off at Bella Tire 2815 Highway Dr. Trail

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Help Wanted

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

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



Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Route 303 16 papers 12th Ave, Grandview Pl



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

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

Castlegar Route 311 6 papers 9th Ave & Southridge Dr Route 312 15 papers 10th & 9th Ave Route 314 12 papers 4th, 5th, & 6th Ave Route 321 10 papers Columbia & Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place

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

Salmo Route 451 8th St, 9th St


10 papers

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

Call for Board of Director(s) 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Positions One Year Term Community Futures of Greater Trail is a dynamic, volunteer board-driven organization looking for individuals to assist in fulďŹ lling its mission: Be a catalyst for sustainable development in the Greater Trail region by assisting entrepreneurs and supporting community economic development initiatives to enhance the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic prosperity, social well-being, and environmental integrity. Community Futures of Greater Trail is looking to increase its Board of Directors to 13 members. Those interested in this position should be regionally-minded with experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial lending, accounting, business management, community economic development, signiďŹ cant entrepreneurial experience. Previous volunteer experience and/or board participation is considered an asset. In order to ensure equitable regional representation, we are looking for one (1) interested individual residing in the City of Trail, as well as one (1) resident of the Beaver Valley. Successful candidates will have community and client values consistent with those of the current Board of Directors, committees, and staff. Appointment(s) to the Board of Directors will take place at the Annual General Meeting to be held in August 2012. Individuals are encouraged to submit a resume, and/or personal biography, and cover letter to the attention of Craig Adams, General Manager: Closing date for the application process is June 15, 2012. Community Futuresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; services and programs are made possible with the assistance of the Government of Canada via Western Economic DiversiďŹ cation Canada. For more detailed information on the application process and our organization, please visit

An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated ďŹ eld work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

Beaver Valley Recreation

Medical/Dental 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

Trades, Technical

Beaver Valley Recreation would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Automotive Product Advisor Castlegar Hyundai, the fastest growing auto dealership in the Kootenays, requires a sales professional to serve our expanding clientele.


CertiďŹ ed Millwrights & Electricians Across British Columbia TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking CertiďŹ ed Millwrights and Electricians to join our teams across BC. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and beneďŹ t program.

MILLWRIGHTS â&#x20AC;˘ Interprovincial Journeyperson CertiďŹ cate required â&#x20AC;˘ Mill experience a deďŹ nite asset â&#x20AC;˘ Welding certiďŹ cate would be a beneďŹ t

ELECTRICIANS â&#x20AC;˘ Interprovincial Journeyperson CertiďŹ cate required â&#x20AC;˘ PLC experience a deďŹ nite asset â&#x20AC;˘ Industrial construction experience a plus Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and ProďŹ t 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



We provide excellent training and leadership, and we believe top performance deserves top pay. Additionally, we offer a full beneĂ&#x201E;ts package.

Shipping Supervisor

We think an interest in cars and helping customers can be just as valuable as past automotive sales experience.

International Forest Products Limited is recruiting a Shipping Supervisor for their lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC.

Please apply with a resumĂŠ and cover letter to: Keith Kalawsky President & General Manager Castlegar Hyundai Fax: (250) 365-5376 Email:


HYUNDAI Now Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brilliant

Stalking the Useful Wild: May 19 Excel Level II: May 23

Knitting for Beginners: May 28 Tai Chi Chuan: May 29

GPS Beyond Basics: May 31

We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in sales gimmicks or tricks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just taking good care of customers and following good business practices.

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.

SFA with CPR C: May 19&20

CPR C Recert: May 29

Commencing June 25, 2012 and running to August 10, 2012 The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is looking for enthusiastic individuals who possess initiative to plan and supervise the Beaver Valley Summer Parks Programs. The candidates must enjoy working with children, be fun, outgoing and patient. The successful candidates must be College/ University students, returning to school in the fall. Preference will be given to those applicants pursuing a career in recreation, education or working with youth. Rate of pay will be as per the Collective Agreement. QUALIFICATIONS:  t$VSSFOU'JSTU"JE$FSUJmDBUF  t1SFWJPVTFYQFSJFODFXPSLJOHXJUIDIJMESFO APPLICATIONS:  t4IPVMEIBWFBUMFBTUUISFFSFGFSFODFTMJTUFE  t8JMMCFBDDFQUFEVOUJMQN .BZ  Applications can be dropped off at the Beaver Valley Arena or mailed to: Beaver Valley Recreation Box 880 Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0 Or emailed to:

Continuing Education Upcoming Courses:

OFA Level I: May 26




The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management of the Shipping Department including the direct supervision and training of employees. Excellent interpersonal and time management skills will enhance the candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to lead the team in achieving their goals in sales co-ordination, domestic and international shipments, inventory and cost control. Strong communication skills, attention to detail and a high degree of computer proĂ&#x20AC;ciency are essential in this fast paced and demanding position.

Interested applicants should forward a resume by May 31, 2012 to: International Forest Products Ltd PO Box 3728, Castlegar, BC V1N 3W4 Fax: (604) 422-3252 or email: We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TrafďŹ c Control/ Flagging: Jun 2 TO REGISTER FOR COURSES, PLEASE CALL NELLA AT 250.364.5770

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

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

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


No Job Too Small Ph: 250-367-9160

Garden & Lawn Siddall Garden Services



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


Friday, May 18, 2012 Trail Daily Times


Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Misc Services

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

DIRTBUSTERS Carpet cleaning, area rugs, flood work, furnace & air duct cleaning, 250364-1484, 250-364-0145 MOVING / Junk Removal 250-231-8529 PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, Camera inspection 24hr Emergency Service. 250231-8529 TRY OUR Bargain chicken paks! 24/7 ordering, Free Delivery! BP Hot Foods Deli 250512-9449

NEW DENVER 312 Josephine Sunday May 20 9am

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.

SCREENED TOP Soil, $30. per yard. 250-367-9308

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Painting & Decorating Garth McKinnon 364-1218

Journeyman Painter 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

WEST TRAIL 1273 Birch Ave. Sat. May 19 8am-noon W.TRAIL, 2217 Daniel St, Saturday May19, 8-1. Furniture, antiques, kids items and more.

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


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Misc. for Sale

Place a classified word ad and...

IT WILL GO ON LINE! All Pro Realty Ltd.


East Trail


Fabulous East Trail location close to schools, hospital & Gyro Park. This 4 bdrm home will pleasantly surprise you!

Charming 3 bdrm character home with huge fenced backyard, close to schools, parks & pool!


$239,900 Trail


Saturday, May 19 1:30 - 3:30pm

525 Portia Cres. Sunningdale


Cute 3 bedroom Sunningdale home. All the work is done!



MONTROSE Estate Sale 835 10th Ave. Sat May 19 10am5pm Sun May 20 11am-2pm Furniture, appliances, odds & ends, electric Medi Chair


Over 1,100 sq.ft. of living located on .27 acres with single car garage, fenced yard, covered deck & 3 bdrms. Affordable living!




Commercial building currently rented on main Áoor with over 5000 sq ft undeveloped area upstairs. Great potential here!!

$173,900 4.5

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




Solid chalet style home on 10 acres at the top of Wilson Road. Stunning views and complete privacy.

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27






If you are looking for a beautiful home with an amazing view, this is it!

Newer kitchen, laminate Áoors, 3 bdrms, located in Whispering Pines Park, just steps from the Columbia River. Perfect for seniors!

This home is like new and features new windows, Áooring, doors, bathrooms, the list goes on! Small guest suite as well. You will be impressed.




Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26


$169,000 G






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


Shavers Bench


14 Davis Ave Fruitvale



Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

4 bdrm, 3 bath home. Nice, private & beautifully landscaped back yard.


$239,000 G

$169,900 RE





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



$239,500 RE

Room for the growing family! 5 bdrms, 3 baths, spacious, vaulted ceilings, covered deck. Great family home.





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

Like new inside and out best describes this fully Ànished starter or retirement home. Mint, mint mint! Call today

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



Saturday, May 19 11:am - 1:00pm

East Trail




This updated home has 5 large bdrms, 2 baths, a spacious kitchen, plus main Áoor laundry.






This great4 bdrm homeis situated on a nicely landscaped corner lot and only 2 blocks from school!






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






Downtown Trail


Totally modernizce WarÀeld gem! Move in ready. A must to see!


ANNABLE, 156 Haig Street. Sat. May 19, 8am-2pm. Lots of Daycare Stuff.




Garage Sales

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

Your chance to be your own boss! Successful turn-key operation.

Fully updated, Àve bedroom, two bath family home, just steps to the school and park.


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

Houses For Sale

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

BC LIVESTOCK is holding a ranch equipment auction Saturday May 26th 10:30A.M. For Craig Ervin of Lone Butte. Tractors, haying equipment, backhoe, trucks, tools, saddles & tack, skidoo’s, quads, lots, lots more. View website at F.M.I. Call 250-573-3939

Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

Misc. Wanted



Fight Back.

Receive a 2x3 birth included announcement for only $29.99 HST

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

7301 DeVito Drive, Trail BC

Merchandise for Sale

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


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




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

East Trail



4 bedroom home with heated double car garage. Mint!

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29


Solid 2 bdrm home close to Gyro allprorealtyltdtrailbc

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

Scrap Car Removal


ROSSLAND, bach. apt. Golden City Manor. Over 55. N/S. N/P. Subsidized. 250-3623385, 250-362-5030.

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

SUNNINGDALE, 1bdrm. bachelor or bachelorette. TV cable included, free use of washer and dryer. Private entrance. NS. NP. $500./mo. 250-368-3055 TRAIL, 2 Bedroom suite in House. Ideal location, across from Gyro park, walk to downtown and grocery stores, schools and Hospital. Great unit for a single person. No smoking, no pets. Ref. required. 250-368-7435 WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716 DL# 7557

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


GUARANTEED We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

Homes for Rent

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

Rossland-Furnished Rentals: nightly, weekly, monthly:visit or 250-368-7556

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Trucks & Vans 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. V6, 3.3L Excellent Condition. Winter and summer rims included. Stow n’ go seating. Dual climate zone plus rear air. 86,000km. $9800obo. Phone: (250)365-3042.

Rare opportunity to own one of the very popular Nelson boathouses. This boathouse has had numerous recent upgrades, including new front and back doors as well as new decking. This is a great boathouse for some family fun and a great way to take advantage of all of the fun opportunities Kootenay Lake has to offer. For more info contact Bev at 250-505-5744 or by email at

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1930 Model-A Ford Tudor, green/ black. Fully restored. Drive it home. Asking $13,000 obo 509-446-1045 or 509-6756432

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



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Cars - Domestic

1993 YAMAHA VMax, 46,000 kms. New tires, chrome additions, windshield. $3,500. obo. 250-367-6448

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

FRANCESCO ESTATES & ERMALINDA APARTMENTS Beautiful, Clean and Well Maintained 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent Located by the Columbia River in Glenmerry Adult and Seniors oriented, No Pets and No Smoking Reasonable Rents, Come and have a look Phone 250-368-6761 or 250-364-1922

BELLA VISTA TOWNHOMES Well maintained 2 & 3 bedrooms townhouse for rent located in Shaver’s Bench No pets and no smoking Reasonable prices Phone 364-1822 or 364-0931.

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ing a major expenditure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Today the Sun moves into Gemini to stay for the next four weeks, giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. It’s all about you! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You now enter a fourweek period just before your birthday. This is the best time of year for you to plan ahead and decide

what you want your new year to be all about. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A popular month ahead! Accept all invitations. Enjoy schmoozing with others. Many of you also will join classes, clubs, groups and associations. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) In the coming month, the Sun will be at the top of your chart. (This happens only once a year.) This

means people in authority will notice you in a favorable way. (It’s like great lighting for you.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Grab every opportunity to travel in the next month, because you want to spread your wings. Be a tourist in your own town. Visit new places and learn new things. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) In the coming month, you will be unusually intense and passionate about everything. (Romance will be hot and heavy!) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Do whatever you can to get more rest, because the Sun is now sitting opposite from your sign, which means it’s as far away as

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it ever gets in the year. Respect your need for more sleep. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Suddenly, you’re gungho to get organized. In the month ahead, you’ll want to be as efficient and effective as possible. Act on this burst of energy! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Get ready for a fun-loving, playful month ahead, because the stars want you to party! Go on a vacation. Enjoy love affairs and romance. Sports and playful times with children will appeal. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Home, family and your domestic scene will be your top priority in the month ahead. Interaction with

a parent could be significant. YOU BORN TODAY Because you are so innovative and original, you’re not afraid to be “different.” You almost always follow your instincts, which, although quirky, generally are quite noble. You constantly seek amusing pastimes because you don’t like to be bored. You adore travel. You are enthusiastic about what you like. In the year ahead, a major decision will rise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Joe Cocker, singer; Cher, musician/ actress; Timothy Olyphant, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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MONDAY/TUESDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Monday, May 21, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today you are so confident! You’re almost swaggering because you’re full of big, money-making ideas that excite you. You quite literally feel like a player, because you know you’re in the zone! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You easily will see the big picture in anything you look at or discuss today. You also will be intellectually more tolerant of other people’s viewpoints. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A kind of inner optimism makes you feel happy, content and enthusiastic about life today. Essentially, it’s a belief in your own positive future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) All group activities will be rewarding and upbeat for you. Accept invitations from others. It’s time to rally the troops! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22)

Conversations with bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs will be extremely positive today. Others are impressed with your ability to “think big.” VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Travel plans are exciting. You’re starting to wrap your head around bigger ideas that you previously had entertained. This enthusiasm extends to school plans and anything having to do with medicine and the law. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Keep your pockets open, because others will be generous to you today. This is an excellent day to discuss how to share or divide something, especially inheritances and jointly held property. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Conversations with friends and partners are unusually positive and upbeat today. In part, this is because people feel generous to each other. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a wonderful day at work. Meetings with co-work-

ers will be positive and successful. Work-related travel is likely. (But you will like it.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) What a fun-loving day to party! Enjoy playful activities with children. Artists will be particularly confident about their ability to create something. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Family gatherings will be enjoyable today because everyone is in a great mood. People will be generous and supportive of each other, which sets the tone for a happy get-together. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Because you’re full of positive thoughts today, that is how your day will unfold. First comes the thought, then comes the word, and from the word springs the deed. Soon the deed becomes habit, which eventually hardens into character. Thoughts are important! YOU BORN TODAY You often have long-range goals that you courageously pursue.

Because of your own personal dedication, you’re successful. You’re practical in how you put your ideals into action. You never give up because you believe that eventually, the money, resources and opportunities that are necessary will come to you. Work hard to build or construct something in the year ahead, because your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Janet Dailey, novelist; Raymond Burr, actor; Sarah Ramos, actress. For Tuesday, May 22, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a feel-good day. You’ll especially enjoy talking to neighbors, relatives and siblings. Many of you can make money from your words today. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re full of moneymaking schemes today, or possibly money-spending schemes! Whatever the case, postpone both of these ideas until Thursday, when things look more financially solid. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Both the Sun and the Moon are in your sign today, along with fair Venus. This makes it a pleasant, easygoing day to enjoy the company of others. Try to relax as much as possible. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re focused on behind-

the-scenes matters and working at home. This could yield good results from your efforts to research something. Secret love affairs are possible. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy schmoozing with others today, especially in group situations. People who are younger and creative will especially catch your eye. Think about your future goals today. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You are still so energized with Mars in your sign that everyone around you notices this. Fortunately, today is an easy day to get along with authority figures -- bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Because your appreciation of beauty is heightened today, give yourself a chance to enjoy gorgeous architectural buildings, beautiful parks, boutiques, museums and art galleries. Your soul will sing! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Gifts, goodies and favors from others might come your way today. Keep your eyes open for these opportunities. Whatever you do receive will arrive with no strings attached. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good day to enjoy time with partners and close friends. There’s an easygoing element to this day that


makes conversations with others friendly and harmonious. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Co-workers are supportive today. This is a good day to make where you work look more attractive. Romance with a co-worker also might begin. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This can be a lovely, pleasant, flirtatious day for many of you. Enjoy sports events, social outings, movies and the theater. Playful times with children will be rewarding. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’ll enjoy redecorating or tweaking your digs today, because you want to make things look more attractive. However, wait until Thursday to make important purchases for your home. YOU BORN TODAY You do things on a magnificent scale because you have energy for epic feats. (You are excessive!) You enjoy the company of children, and they enjoy your dramatic talents. You are obsessed with whatever you’re doing at the moment, and you’re wonderfully productive. In the year ahead, a major change will take place, perhaps as significant as whatever happened around 2001. Birthdate of: Bernie Taupin, lyricist; Maggie Q, actress; Richard Wagner, opera composer/poet.

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