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Water woes soak up village’s funds BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

Water woes have drained the Village of Montrose, both literally and financially. The Village of Montrose has spent more than $150,000 on materials, contractors and surveys and the cost is expected to grow. “We’ve blown the budget,” said Mayor Joe Danchuk in a Tuesday night council meeting. The Village of Montrose didn’t have a budget prepared for an accident of this stature, and the money that is being used is pulled out of the water reserve account and it could come from any savings that the village might have had. “We’re probably going to have to amend our financial plan at some stage,” said the chief administrative officer Kevin Chartres. There were no provincial emergency funds available to the village and several new costs may be added to the bill, including an estimated cost of roughly $200 each day for water from Beaver Falls to support the community of Montrose and additional costs could be incurred to upgrade the water supply to prevent future water pipe failures. “The cost is going to change by the minute,” said Chartres. So far, the estimated cost of this project is currently expected to be as much as $275,000. The village also had permitting problems with the Ministry of Energy and Mines because it was using fill from non-permitted sites. After being misinformed about the regulations by one of the project partners, the village has corrected the error by retrieving fill from a pit near Waneta. Last Saturday roughly 130 loads were hauled by Teck trucks at a cost of $25,000 and more than 75 loads are still expected. A disinfection process began on Wednesday, and the crew will perform a pressure test on the new pipe as early as today. “We’re ahead of schedule,” said Chartres. The village has 22 days of anticipated work ahead of them, but it’s optimistic about finishing the project before June 9. Beaver Falls and Montrose are still on Stage 3 water restrictions after a break in the water lines destroyed 10,000m3 of property on May 3. The breakage is related to a problem with the welding on the valves, it appears to be a mechanical problem and three valves are being replaced.


Five-year-old Halle Peebles looks lovingly at her auntie Tasia Aitken while posing for her upcoming haircut. For more on the Relay for Life see Page 2.


Youngster shedding locks in support BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

One year ago a five-year-old girl looked in shock at a picture of her auntie on Facebook. This year she’s the one who will be providing the shock. Halle Peebles will be cutting off 12 inches of her blonde hair for cancer, one year after her aunt, Sydney Dilling, did the same. The young Genelle resident became interested in the cause after her mother, Kim, explained the impact cancer had on some people’s lives. When two of Halle’s family members grew increasingly sick with cancer, Halle

began to understand the real-life ramifications of the disease. Two of Halle’s great grandmothers suffered from cancer, striking near to home for the small girl with the beautiful golden locks. So she decided to cut off her hair for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Saturday at Haley Park. She’s planning to have her hair cut around 3 p.m. “She’s been talking about it for a year,” said Kim. “She hasn’t cut it much this year, just a couple of trims.” To Halle, cutting her hair is positive for a couple of reasons: Halle is close to her auntie, Tasia Aitken, whose mother suffers from cancer; and decided to cut her hair to support her family’s ongoing

battle. “Because my (grandma) has no hair,” said Halle about the reason for cutting her hair. When asked, she nodded excitedly about the idea of her new haircut. The event brings together more than 200,000 people nation wide every year, with 250 people in Greater Trail alone, according to numbers from last year. Last year, the Greater Trail event added to the $5.2 million raised by British Columbia and the Yukon. This year’s event will take place between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday. So far, 23 relay teams have registered for the event. Donations to Halle’s efforts can be left at the Colander Restaurant in Trail.

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His voice resounded throughout the ages in Trail. For over four decades Dave Glover brought a sensitivity and class to everything he reported on — whether it was interviewing Bob Hope or Nat King Cole, or a student winning a spelling bee at a city high school — keeping Greater Trail radio listeners enthralled, engaged and informed for 44 years. His voice, his on-air demeanour, was endearing and insightful, providing an earful of comfort food for thousands of listeners through the Trail station CJAT, now known as EZ Rock. On Monday morning that voice was silenced when the long-time radio host and announcer went off the air for the last time, passing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. He had checked in to the hospital four days prior to his passing with “a bit of a bug,� said his son, Dale, on Wednesday. But the situation quickly took a turn for the worse over the weekend for the 84-year-old, and he developed complications, including pneumonia, contributing to his passing. Dave was with his wife, Dawn, and Dale when he departed. It did not take long for Dale to realize his father’s passing would be felt outside of the Glover family. Emails and phone calls

began to pour in — including several to the Daily Times newsroom — for the local legend as friends and all those who knew him wanted to pay homage to Dave Glover. “Everybody thinks they know dad because they heard him on the radio, even if they didn’t know him,� Dale said. He was a legend, not just for his radio work, but for his devotion to the community, his extensive list of volunteering efforts, and his commitment to his family of four, including Shari, Leslie and Richie. Every weekend he was out in the community doing something for somebody, said Dale. As a result, Dave was named the B.C. Association of Broadcasters broadcast citizen of the year by his peers in the mid 1980s, earning the moniker of Trail Citizen of the Year a few years later. He was also one of three people ever to be named a Freeman of the City of Trail. Dale paused and took a deep breath as his father’s list of achievements sunk in. “He was honoured, people honoured him for his services,� he said. Even though Dave was a public figure, he was a quiet person, loved his family, gardening, fishing and was a voracious reader. And despite a physical disability from birth with his legs — one that kept him from pursuing a career as an instrumentation mechanic at Teck


Dave Glover at work in the CJAT studios. — he never complained about his plight in life. As he grew older, his disability affected him more, spending the last 25 years of his life in a wheelchair, said Dale. He always felt people were “worse off� than he was, however, and never complained about his situation. “He was a proud and tough guy,� Dale recalled. Born in Rossland in 1928, Dave’s interest in electronics and radio were sparked by his father, Isaac, who had the first “ham� radio transmitter in the city — a contraption he built by hand. He signed on as a transmitter operator in Warfield in

1949 with locally-owned radio station CJAT, and became an operator in Trail in the mid1950s — where he remained until he retired in 1993. Dave Glover made his mark on air as a empathetic, caring and honest interviewer, said Dale. No matter who was on the air with him. “People just loved him. In the interview process he made everybody feel at ease,� he said. “There was no distinction between famous or not-sofamous. He was just a beautiful man, I don’t know how else to explain it.� A memorial for Dave Glover will be held in mid June.

Relay for Life on Saturday at Haley Park BY DANIELLE CLARKE Times Correspondent

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Trail’s Haley Park will be the site of the 12th annual Relay for Life from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday. The event brings together more than 200,000 people nation-wide every year. Its motivation is to celebrate those who courageously fought cancer and survived, remember those lost, and fight back against cancer by putting an end to the suffering and loss.



Like previous years, there will be a Survivors Lap in which participating survivors trek around the track. There will also be a Luminary Ceremony in memory of all those lost to cancer. Last year Canada raised $55 million for the fight against cancer and of that total British Columbia, coupled with the Yukon, raised $5.2 million. These funds help the

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CCS reach their goals and maintain their mission. “The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to eradicating cancer and improving the quality of life of people with cancer,� said its mission statement. However common misconceptions lead to people believe the Relay For Life is something it is not. The event is a familyfriendly event and does not demand full day attendance.

In other words, anyone interested in participating can come and go as they please. However joining for the 12 hours is encouraged. It’s a fun, leisurely event that does not require running. There will be several special performances, music, actives, as well as prizes prizes throughout the day. For more information or if you’re looking to form a team visit or contact 250-362-7422.

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Mayors want better share of dollars for their communities BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

A call is going out for a meeting with the premier and her cabinet from the province’s mayors on how the tax pie should be divvied up. Municipal politicians from the recently convened B.C. Mayors’ Caucus unanimously agreed — after a three-day meeting in Penticton last week — that a new deal was needed between senior levels of government and the municipalities. Currently, local governments receive only eight per cent of the total public tax revenues, while the province receives 42 per cent and the federal government gets 50 per cent of taxes, according to a press release issued by the mayors. But the municipalities own nearly two thirds of Canada’s core public infrastructure — and are tasked with the cost of maintaining it. “From our perspective, since we are dealing with provincewide issues, there must be a way of us working in cooperation and coordination with (them),” said Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs, one of five Greater Trail mayors who

attended the meetings. The province’s municipalities are now solely dependent on property taxes to run operations — with more duties being downloaded every year — and a new deal is needed, Bogs added. As a result, the Mayors’ Caucus requested “immediate discussion on the efficient use of existing resources to better address the challenges” the residents faced. With 86 mayors in attendance, there were mayors from municipalities of just over 400 people to Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson represented. The one common theme amongst them all was everyone was in the same boat, said Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom, it just depended on the size of the ship. And all of those mayors had the same question, he said: What are the core services a municipality is expected to provide? “When we are asked to provide more to our core service, currently we have to take that money out of property taxes,” Granstrom said. “If the provincial and federal governments wish to continue to download authority … then they should buck up. We just can’t con-


Mayor Dieter Bogs of Trail (left) and Mayor Joe Danchuk of Montrose participate in the inaugural BC Mayors’ Caucus happening in Penticton, BC from May 16 to 18. Organized by a steering committee comprised of nine mayors from across BC, more than 80 mayors from each corner of the province are in attendance, where topics on the agenda including: A News Deal for BC Communities; Building BC’s Economy; and Moving Forward. tinue to have services thrust on us without any funding bump.” Fruitvale Mayor Patricia Cecchini agreed. “It’s time that we stood up as a unit to have our voice heard at the provincial government level,” she said. “And it will be effective. We are the people who listen, who have direct contact to the citizens of each community, so they will have to stand up and listen to that.” The caucus also called for a premier’s roundtable with the

mayors’ caucus to discuss public policy changes that affect local government budgets, replacing the ad hoc granting process with a sustainable one, and expanding the mandate of the Municipal Auditor General to include an examination of the financial impacts of downloading on local governments. Cities, towns and regional districts are responsible for transportation, police and fire services, water, sewage and garbage, recreation and culture, land-use

planning, public health and animal control. In a press release issued by the caucus, it was noted that as other levels of government reduce services, more of the core social services are now falling to local governments to provide because there is no ability to download to another level of government. The caucus will meet annually with the next gathering in September at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria.

Singer Gord Bamford at Charles Bailey Theatre tonight Music • Trail Society for Performing Arts brings legendary country singer Gord Bamford to the Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m., tonight. Tickets $42.50 Dance • Steps Dance Centre presents “Stairway to Entertainment.” The annual year-end gala features performances by students of all ages, in all categories of dance. Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Charles Bailey Theatre, $14. Stage • The curtain goes up for the J. L Crowe Players feature of “The Outsiders,” at the Charles Bailey Theatre, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A stunning stage adaptation based on the novel by S. E. Hinton. $12 admission. • The Charles Bailey theatre is hosting the hunt for Trail’s Best Singer on May 31, at 6:30 p.m. The

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ticipate in sports. Lots of activities planned for Saturday at Trail Canadian Tire with all proceeds going to the Jumpstart program. • The Alliance Church is offering a “Meeting Place” every Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. where adults meet to visit, play games, do crafts and socialize. 3365 Laburnum Dr. everyone welcome. Call 368-9516 for more info. Upcoming • The Trail Kinsmen Club presents, “Stand Up for Charity.” Two great comedians, one night of laughs featuring Ivan Decker Vancouver’s number one comedian and Sunee Dhaliwal, a rising star on the Canadian comedy scene. Doors open 8pm. Tickets are $25. Available at Charles Bailey Theatre. Proceeds to go to the KBRH Health Foundation in support of Digital Mammography,

Cystic Fibrosis and Kinsmen Community Initiatives. •The Rossland Historical Museum will be holding a Family Day on June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at the museum. Music, food, displays and activities for the children will make it a great day of fun in a historical setting. • Join us for the 11th West Kootenay Walk for ALS on June 3. This fun filled community event will be kicking off at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson at 11:30 a.m. with the walk Starting at 1 p.m. • The ninth annual Art of Wine returns to the Colombo Lodge in Trail June 2. Wine tasting, appetizers and Art show highlights this elegant event with 18 wineries and over 100 wines on the menu. Tickets $50. To submit to the Grapevine email

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Kootenay-Columbia MP backtracks on budget statement BY ALEX COPPER Revelstoke Times Review

Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks issued a statement in support of the controversial Conservative government’s omnibus budget bill, a day after saying he would vote against it. Wilks, addressing a gathering of about 30 critics of Bill C-38 at the Best Western Hotel on Tuesday morning, said he would stand up and vote against the budget bill. However, he added that 12 other government MPs would have to vote with him. On Wednesday morning, he posted a statement re-iterating his full support for the bill. “I support this bill, and the jobs and growth measures that it will bring for Canadians in Kootenay-Columbia and right across the country,” he said. “In our region alone, our Government’s Economic Action Plan 2012 will support jobs and growth by ensuring we can develop our natural resources in a responsible way that creates well-paying jobs while protecting our environment. Our Plan will also deliver investments in training, infrastructure

and opportunities for youth, First Nations, newcomers and unemployed Canadians.” “Me doesn’t change the budget,” he told the constituents in a Canadian Press story. “If I stand up and say ‘no,’ it still passes.” Pressed by one woman to break party ranks and represent the views of his constituents on the bill, Wilks responds: “If you want me as an independent, I’ll do that.” In the candid exchange, Wilks reveals frustration over the way in which the bill has been presented. “I think you’ll find a barrage of Conservatives do hold your concerns and I am one of them,” he says. “I do believe some of (the provisions) should be separated out.” Opposition parties have dubbed the legislation a “Trojan Horse bill,” designed to sneak through a host of controversial changes to a wide array of programs with little individual scrutiny. But Wilks is the first Conservative MP to echo those concerns. Shortly after the video surfaced, Wilks was back-pedal-

ling. Spokesmen for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty declined to comment, saying Wilks’ statement speaks for itself. But in the video, Wilks has little good to say about the budget. Rather, he appears to agree with many of the concerns expressed by his constituents and spends considerable time explaining to that he has no choice but to support C-38 because party discipline is rigidly applied to budget bills. “There’s no argument ... It doesn’t make it right but this is what happens in Ottawa.” He says it “concerns some of us backbenchers” that they’re not consulted in advance about legislation and have little opportunity, apart from 10 minutes each week during caucus meetings, to give their input. He notes that individual MPs can speak privately to cabinet ministers but suggests even that is fruitless. “At the end of the day, in my opinion, they’ve made up their mind ... One MP is not going to make a difference.” With files from CP


Salmon farm quarantined THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - A second salmon farm in B.C. is now under an official quarantine over concerns about a virus. Grieg Seafood announced last week it had voluntarily isolated a coho farm near Sechelt, B.C., after a routine test identified a “low-positive result” for the virus known as IHN. The virus does not affect human health or food safety but poses a risk to aquatic animal health.

The company says in a statement that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency quarantined the farm yesterday afternoon. Grieg Seafood says it also awaiting further tests to confirm whether the virus is actually present. Earlier this week, Mainstream Canada announced it had culled more than 560,000 fish from a Vancouver Island farm and sent them to a composting facility after an outbreak of the virus near Tofino.


Music festival cancelled due to poor ticket sales THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - The jig’s up for a country music festival that was once the biggest entertainment event in B.C.’s Interior and drew Grammy-winning crooners. The Merritt Mountain Music Festival attracted crowds of nearly 150,000 campers in past years and stars like Vince Gill and Crystal Gale. But organizers of this year’s event say in a statement they have cancelled the 2012 festival because

of low-ticket sales. They say ticket sales appeared promising last October but slowed down and haven’t responded. Organizers say people who have bought tickets should call their credit-card providers for a refund, and they end their statement saying goodbye to all. The cancellation is not the first for the festival, which did not take place in 2010 because of disappointing attendance the year before.


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women who are coming forward to seek support and safety from the criminal justice system, but it doesn’t reflect what’s unreported.” Moving forward, Thompson said she’d like to see these stats used as fuel for funding resources that victims of abuse can access. “What would help would be having more specialized domestic violence workers,” she said. The RCMP has employed one domestic violence officer since 2009. Their aim is to provide guidance to general duty investigators on appropriate structure, mandate and file criteria for the Kelowna, Lake Country and West Kelowna detachments. From there, 100 general duty officers are tasked with investigating cases of domestic violence on an ongoing basis. “It’s not enough,”

said Thompson, noting that the city recently announced plans to increase the local police force by 11, but didn’t include a domestic abuse specialist as a priority. Also falling short of meeting demand is the Elizabeth Fry Society itself. It has two specialized victims’ service workers, but Thompson said a case could easily be made for more. “They’re run off their feet. It’s not right to sit in front of a woman who’s not safe and not have enough time and resources to help them with what they need.” Thompson added there are ways the courts could better deal with incidents of domestic violence. “Some communities have dedicated court days and specialized Crown prosecutors,” she said. “In Nanaimo there are domestic violence court days, and there’s been a marked improvement

in offender accountability and co-ordination.” Unfortunately, said Thompson, both federal and provincial governments have cut spending for programs that have proven to be helpful in curtailing the cycle of violence. According to policereported data, about 99,000 Canadians were victims of family violence in 2010. Of these, almost 50 per cent were committed by their spouse. An additional 17 per cent were committed by a parent, 14 per cent by an extended family member, 11 per cent by a sibling and nine per cent by a child, usually a grown child. B.C. was 10th nationally with 302 reported cases per 100,000 population while Ontario had the lowest rate, 196 reported cases per 100,000 population. Nunavut had the most reported cases, 3,409 per 100,000 population.

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Student protest leader earns provincial award THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - She may be among the most ardent rivals of the Quebec government and a prominent hardliner in the ongoing student strikes. But Jeanne Reynolds has now received one of the province’s most prestigious awards. Reynolds, a co-spokesperson for the most militant group in the student conflict, is the recipient of a lieutenant-governor’s medal because of her high marks and hundreds of hours of volunteer work. The recognition was handed out last weekend - right after the provincial government passed an emergency law with severe penalties for student leaders encouraging unrest. Reynolds’ C.L.A.S.S.E. group has essentially ignored that law and encouraged thousands of people to break it, including in one march that saw scuffles between police and protesters last night. The 20-year-old Valleyfield College arts student is the second-most recognizable member of that group, after fellow spokesman Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. Ironically, Nadeau-Dubois has also been in the news for personal reasons as of late - because of a spat with his landlord over back rent. Reynolds is refusing to provide interviews on her award. Ever since the student conflict began, the group’s spokespeople have been wary of discussing personal matters in public, saying they would rather focus on issues of politics, not personality.


Province introduces bike helmet law THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is to introduce its long-awaited bicycle helmet law. The proposed law would require anyone under 18 to wear a helmet while cycling - adults would not be covered. The legislation mirrors existing laws in Ontario and other provinces, but stops short of laws in Nova Scotia and British Columbia that cover adults as well. Physicians in Manitoba and other groups started pushing for the helmet law years ago, saying it would reduce the number of head injuries suffered by cyclists. Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau is expected to announce details of the law this afternoon, including what type of fines that parents will be required to pay.


Strikers picket in front of the CP Rail’s Alyth Yard in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday. More than 4,800 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. employees have gone on strike, stopping freight shipments across the country.

Critics see pro-business bias in Tories THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Is the Harper government fundamentally antilabour? The question arises anew after Labour Minister Lisa Raitt announced yet again Wednesday her intention to table back-towork legislation hours after employees at CP Rail went on strike, as she did previously with the Air Canada and postal disputes. But critics say the government’s true colours are coming through more clearly and with a more systemic impact in a controversial budget bill they argue fundamentally changes the power balance between employers and employees - all to the detri-

ment of workers. One of the measures is so sneaky, says NDP MP Pat Martin, nobody seemed to notice the line buried deep in the 452-page Bill C-38 that simply states, “The Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act is repealed,� giving no explanation. With those 10 words, Ottawa intends to wipe out a 1985 law compelling contractors bidding on federal contracts to pay “fair wages� and overtime. “I would have missed it and I’m from that industry. It was number 68 of 70 bills that they changed,� said Martin, a former journeyman carpenter and construction worker. Martin notes that unlike most measures


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Like some kids, politicians say the darndest things


or our readers old enough to remember, there used to be a popular TV/radio show hosted by the venerable Art Linkletter called “Kids Say The Darndest Things.” It centered around cute comments kids would make about their parents, school or life in general. It generated a lot of laughs at a time when jokes didn’t have to be dirty or profane, just funny. But there’s nothing funny about the things coming out of some politicians’ mouths these days. Writing that many provincial and federal politicians are out of touch with reality is like admitting there’s some uncertainty surrounding Roberto Luongo’s future with the Vancouver Canucks. Both facts are so true that it doesn’t even muster debate. However, I can’t seem to shake from my head a few comments from our supposed leaders in the last week. On Friday we ran a story on the Cowichan school district’s adoption of a budget deficit. A deficit budget is deemed illegal by the province under its School Act and allows the ministry to fire members of the school board. Like many school districts, Cowichan has slashed millions over the last few years. And like many dis-

tricts, the board the stress that is struggling to most boards find a balance are under and between educathe climate it tion and fiscal has created in responsibility. so many school In our region districts? alone, jobs and It’s that kind programs are of disconnect GUY on the chopwith the realping block from ities of sociGrand Forks to ety that have Times in Trail Cranbrook and people up in everywhere in between. arms over the failure of the Communities are fight- current political system and ing to save their schools, the people in charge. teachers are fighting to save It’s that type of stupid their jobs and students are reply that has people so fighting to save their edu- frustrated with government cation. Basically from one that the student protest in end of the province to other, Quebec has suddenly grown school boards have been put into something much bigger in the near-impossible pos- than simply fighting against ition of balancing a budget tuition increases. on the backs of our chilFor Abbott to dismiss the dren’s education. Cowichan district’s inability However, Education to balance a budget as someMinister George Abbott how a problem they created doesn’t see it that way. He is the height of hypocrisy. sees it as Cowichan’s probThe same sort of hyplem and theirs alone. ocrisy that came on the “There are 60 school dis- heels of a news story on tricts in this province. There Wednesday where seven is only one that is claim- Conservative MPs have a ing they’re unable to bal- lawyer asking the court to ance their budget,” he told stop any reviews of election the Cowichan News Leader results in their ridings. Pictorial. Again, the political sysIs his head so far in the tem has been called into sand that he can’t even see question backed by accusathe clouds on the horizon? tions of voting irregularities, Does it take every school robocalls and all-around district in the province to dirty tricks. adopt a deficit budget A rational person would before he realizes there’s a say, “Please investigate this problem? Does he not see so we can assure people that


the system is just, fair and above suspicion.” Conservative MPs might support legislation allowing the government to pry into our email accounts on the basis that “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” But when the spotlight shines on their riding, suddenly it becomes a waste of time. Their lawyers cite rules and timelines that don’t allow for reviews as if a calendar or regulation prohibits making sure the election process is above the board. If they owe their cushy pensions to anything, it’s the current electoral process. However, now they’re hoping Canadians overlook that basic process. Of course these examples aren’t the only ones to utter head-scratching responses. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, depicted in the above cartoon, will hear his “no such thing as a bad job,” comment for years. While that could be classified as typical political rhetoric, KootenayColumbia MP David Wilks was backtracking after announcing he was among many Conservative backbenchers against the Tories huge crime bill crammed with so many other provisions. When pushed to clarify he opened his mouth and uttered, “One MP is not

going to make a difference.” Nice vote of confidence for the constituents who elected you Mr. Wilks. Perhaps we should change that to “308 MPs aren’t going to make a difference.” The worst thing that could happen to politicians is the current Stanley Cup playoffs. Like our recent Trail Times poll indicated, most people have lost interest in the playoffs. With no Montreal Canadiens in the post-season, it has no doubt added to the massive support for the protests in that city. Imagine the turn out for a street protest if the Habs were playing in a Game 7? With the Vancouver Canucks out, there’s no talk of Sedins or Luongo to distract citizens from important issues facing the province. But politicians aren’t stupid. They know they just have to hang on long enough for a summer recess. By fall, there will be another topic to chew on and their comments on school districts and election reviews will be forgotten and, sadly, even more inane, out-of-touch comments will surface in their place. That’s the darndest thing of all. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Daily Times

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Private sector pension crisis threatens all Canadians


uch is being said example General Motors, facing about Canada’s bankruptcy partly because of a crushing public sec- $6-billion pension deficit, was tor pension debt, bailed out by taxpayers to the now estimated to be more than tune of $474,000 for each job $300 billion. Few Canadians, saved. however, realize the potential At Canadian Pacific (CP) additional cost to taxpayers there is a current labour dispute of the collapse of the remain- based on company changes to ing private secthe pension plan. tor defined – as The same is true in guaranteed at Air Canada. – benefit (DB) Canada Post is plans. in intensive care Union leaders and if it was a priand left-leaning vate sector corpopoliticians and ration it would be media constantly bankrupt because suggest higher of its pension BILL corporate taxes shortfall. to address govCanadian taxernment debt payers should be Troy Media and deficits, most infuriated that of which has these issues are been brought about by exces- allowed to fester without politisive compensation and pension cians initiating the reform that packages. Some larger compa- is desperately needed. The only nies are already treading water steps they seem to be prepared and shifting profits to fund their to take is to give an infusion own broken pension promis- of more taxpayer money when es. These massive transfers of things become desperate and assets are limiting investment pensions need a bailout. in research and development, In the CP dispute, the comgrowth and new asset purchases pany has imposed two options and will limit the competitive- on the union. The first is the ness of Canadian industry for a elimination of the defined bengeneration to come. efit pension going forward, with Currently there are several new employees enrolled on a disputes across the country defined contribution plan; the regarding pensions for work- second is a cap on yearly beners in defined benefit pension efits in the current defined benplans. Labour unions have dug efit plan of $60,000. For how in their heels, saying that they many other employees would will not stand for changes to pensions in excess of $60,000 be their pensions. Fortunately considered a problem? for some of them – but not for Pension plans that can’t taxpayers – governments have achieve the required investment been willing to spend tax dollars returns (which is pretty much to preserve these benefits for every DB plan in the country the fortunate few. In 2009 for over the past five years) rely


on the increased contributions from new hires to cover shortfalls. New hires typically pay a far greater percentage of income than employees have in the past. In essence, current employees have to fund shortfalls for retired employees and wonder if the money will be there when they retire. This, as stated by California Governor Jerry Brown, makes it a ponzi plan. The stock markets have not been kind to pensions in the past few years. The current S&P/TSX return is now down five per cent in 2012, down 15 per cent over one year and 19 per cent over five years. On the other hand, most pensions are based on estimated salary increases of 4.5 per cent per year and count on the markets providing six per cent to seven per cent return. Not only does the plan now have to make up the five year 19 per cent loss but another estimated 35 per cent to 40 per cent return on the markets. When the market returns are not sufficient and the employee contributions are not enough, the plan plunges into deficit. Unfortunately, no national initiatives on the pension crisis can be expected anytime soon. Elected officials hate to upset the largest political group in the country, unions. Unions fund hundreds of millions of dollars into the political system and politicians don’t like to mess with them. Bill Tufts is the founder of Fair Pensions for All and co-author of Pension Ponzi: How Public Sector Unions are Bankrupting Canada’s Health Care, Education and Your Pension.

All police bear some shame over G20 An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator Never have so many everyday, average Canadians been as shocked by the conduct of their own police as they were in June 2010 during protests in downtown Toronto during the G20 summit. The report released by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) confirms what witnesses at the scene, including many journalists and others not involved in the actual protests, reported: That police overreacted to a small group of violent troublemakers, by using excessive force on legitimate protesters. By conducting unlawful arrests of almost 1,000 people.

By infringing on the charter rights of citizens involved in legitimate activity in a public place. And by “gross violations� of prisoners’ rights. We saw the live TV; we saw the news photos afterwards. We saw some officers, a minority, anonymous in Darth Vader-like riot gear (and the illegal removal by some of their own name tags), acting in ways that seemed to be like those of jackbooted fascists. We saw the infamous (and illegal) four-hour “kettling� or containment of a noisy, but peaceful protest march. The report documents an unprepared police command group and undertrained officers on the street. They had been trained, such

as it was, to deal with violent protest - but not on peaceful protest. And at certain points and in certain incidents, it is clear, even that training was abandoned. The report confirms that it is almost entirely due to luck that no one died during the violent arrests, fourhour kettling or in the overwhelmed detention facility. We saw it: Police were overwhelmed during the Saturday protests and made the decision to, as the report details, “take back the streets.� That resulted, on the Sunday, in commanders ordering mass arrests, illegal searches of anyone with a backpack, detention and arrests of people whose sole offence was being

present. Senior police overreacted, street officers followed their lead. And some went utterly and completely too far. The “black bloc� vandals deserved the full weight of the law. Yes, there was chaos. But we train police officers and allow them to carry deadly weapons because they are supposed to not lose their heads, to stay in control and act within the law. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair and his senior commanders are wearing this. But the shame spills over to police across the province The actions of a bad few hurt the image of all: That was true of the protesters and it is, more damagingly, true of the police who were there.




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OBITUARIES NEDELEC, RENÉ HERVÉ — born August 14, 1922 and passed away peacefully on February 29, 2012. A celebration of René’s life will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 2:00pm on Friday, May 25 with reception to follow. *** FRYLING, EDITH — A celebration of life will be held on May 27th at the home of Jan McDermott and Chuck Mouritzen in Yarrow, B.C. for Edith Fryling. Edith and her husband Louis were long time residence of Trail. Edith passed away on December 31st, 2011. Predeceased in 1987 by her husband Louis. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in -law, Neville & Brigitte Fryling, Westport, Conneticut, Graeme and Harolyn Fryling, Mayne Island, B.C., 2 grandsons Lance (Li), Chad (Mika) ,3 great grandchildren Ryder, Wynne, and Jaxon. Special thanks to Helene Schultz (care companion). *** FOTIOU, SHANA — of Trail passed away May 19, 2012 at the Kelowna General Hospital. Shana was a perfect wife, loving mother and irreplaceable friend. Throughout Shana’s life she served her god Jehovah and devoted her time to her family and friends. She always put other’s wishes before her own and was continuously there when needed. She was born in the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on March 21, 1969. She was raised in Rossland by her parents John and Sandra Lind and became an older sister to Johnny Lind. She later moved to Calgary where she met her husband Tim Fotiou. The two then got married, moved to Trail, and started a family. She gave birth to her two children Hannah and Levi whom she loved unconditionally. Shana enjoyed taking care of her family, gardening, cooking and traveling. Through her positive teachings, she set the stepping-stones to guide her family through life. She continues to be a role model for her children and anyone close to her. Shana will be greatly missed by everyone but will always be in the hearts of her family and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services is entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives. ca


David Cronenberg to be the subject of Toronto exhibit, set to launch in 2013


David Cronenberg arrives on the red carpet at the 32nd Genie Awards in Toronto. An exhibition celebrating the works of acclaimed Canuck filmmaker David Cronenberg is coming to Toronto. The Toronto International Film Festival says it plans to mount the Cronenberg show in Fall 2013 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Cronenberg subject of exhibit in 2013 THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - An exhibition celebrating the works of acclaimed Canuck filmmaker David Cronenberg is coming to Toronto. The Toronto International Film Festival says it plans to mount the Cronenberg show in Fall 2013 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Co-curated by TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling and artistic director Noah Cowan,

the event will include a film program and a newly commissioned reality game as well as props, artifacts, documentation and audio-visual interviews. TIFF says a parallel art project is also in the works. Known for his dark, edgy subject matter, Cronenberg’s films include “The Fly,” “Crash,” “A History of Violence” and last year’s Freudian psycho-drama “A Dangerous Method.”

Organizers note that the announcement about the TIFF exhibit comes as Cronenberg prepares to debut his hotly anticipated film “Cosmopolis” at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie stars Robert Pattinson. TIFF says the Cronenberg project marks the first time they have curated an original exhibition of this scope. It’s set to go on tour beginning summer 2014.

Wireless TV remote creator dies at 96 BY CARLA K. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO - Television lovers everywhere can pause and thank Eugene Polley for hours of feet-up channel changing. His invention, the first wireless TV remote, began as a luxury, but with the introduction of hundreds of channels and viewing technologies it has become a necessity. Just ask anyone who’s lost a remote. Polley died of natural causes Sunday at a suburban Chicago hospital, said Zenith Electronics spokesman John Taylor. The former Zenith engineer was 96. In 1955, if you wanted to switch TV channels from “Arthur Godfrey” to “Father Knows Best,” you got up from your chair, walked across the room and turned a knob. Clunk. Clunk. Clunk. Or you could buy a new Zenith television with FlashMatic tuning. The TV came

with a green ray gun-shaped contraption with a red trigger. The advertising promised “TV miracles.” The “flash tuner” was “Absolutely harmless to humans!” Most intriguing of all: “You can even shut off annoying commercials while the picture remains on the screen.” Polley was proud of his invention even late in life, Taylor said. He showed visitors at his assisted-living apartment his original Flash-Matic and how it had evolved into the technology of today. “He was a proud owner of a flat-screen TV and modern remote,” Taylor said. “He always kept his original remote control with him.” Polley’s Flash-Matic pointed a beam of light at photo cells in the corners of the television screen. Each corner activated a different function, turning the picture and sound off and on, and changing the channels. Chicago native Polley and

fellow Zenith engineer Robert Adler were honoured in 1997 with an Emmy for their work in pioneering TV remotes. In 2009, he received the Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award from the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. Beyond keeping TV viewers pinned to their chairs, Polley’s invention unchained technology from mechanical knobs and levers, opening vast possibilities, said Richard Doherty, CEO of suburban New Yorkbased technology assessment and market research company Envisioneering. “Without his idea you might not have gotten to the Internet,” Doherty said. “It allowed you to go beyond the physical dial. It set the pace for dozens for follow-on inventions that go beyond the physical.” During his 47-year career as an engineer, Polley earned 18 U.S. patents.

NEW YORK - Bob Moog’s synthesizer helped change the sound of modern music. On what would have been his 78th birthday, Google is paying tribute to the man with a virtual version of his famous Moog on their homepage - and it’s completely playable. The Moog doodle, a replica of the Minimoog Model D, may not be a highly complex synthesizer but it explores a lot of the realms of synthesis - the sculpting of sound mastered by a synthesizer. “To be able to put all those capabilities in the hands of hundreds of millions of people is just astounding,” said Moog’s daughter Michelle Moog-Koussa, who serves as executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation. In 45 years, the Moog synthesizer has gone from a behemoth instrument that took several techs to work and several people to carry, to one you can download on your iPhone. Moog’s first modular synthesizers in the mid- to late-’60s could easily weigh between 70 and 100 pounds. Keith Emerson’s monster Moog, for example, is more than 200 pounds. Moog’s early synths were high-maintenance and finicky. Sometimes they wouldn’t work in the heat, other times the oscillators would drift. They were built on a workbench, using transistors, resistors, capacitors, lots of wires and a soldering iron. Moog’s first modular synths were built for experimental composers looking for new sounds to explore. Eventually, they found their way into the mainstream. The Doors and Monkees were early adopters, but it was Wendy Carlos’ 1968 record, “Switched-on Bach” that showcased the sonic possibilities of the instruments. Moog responded to the increased demand by releasing the Minimoog, which could be put in a case and carried. Though they were more portable and accessible, they still remained out of reach for many musicians given their high price tag. Animoog, the Moog company’s most recent iPhone app, costs $0.99. And then there’s he free Google doodle.

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Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Davidson to Branch Manager –Trail. Lynn has been with Kootenay Insurance for over 25 years and looks forward to continuing to serve the insurance needs of the Trail community.

For the month of May the entire Trail station firefighters staff chose to wear pink to raise awareness of cancer and in honour of Mother’s Day. The shirts are emblazoned with the International Association of Fire Fighters logo on a “hot� pink background, and are worn by all of the 17 station staff on their routine calls and in the station house. “So far it’s been good,� said firefighter Lee DePellegrin. “Of course, you get the odd comment about the pink shirts, but it takes a real man to wear pink.� The Men in Pink include, back row from the left; Captain Tim Hamilton, Rick Morris, Dave Como, Clay Alderson, Captain Dave Civitarese, Mike Lenarduzzi , Lee DePellegrin, Greg Ferraby, Captain Tim Boutin, Glen Gallamore, Regional Fire Chief Terry Martin, Deputy Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby. Front row; Jason Langman, Ryan Smyth.

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Birchbank Golf Course pro Dennis Bradley swings into Demo Days Wednesday. The course hosted the biggest names in golf, offering a great opportunity for area golfers to check out new clubs and improve their games. accuracy to his game by choosing the right clubs and updating the old ones. “Technology, especially in the golf industry, just like electronics where every six months or something, everything is better, newer, and greater out there, same thing with golf . . . A junior (golfer) today just picked up 32 yards on his 3-wood from what he’s playing right now.” To show how much technology drives the golfing industry, Nike rep Dave Munn brought out the Flight Scope X2. It’s the next generation 3D club and ball tracking radar that allows you to measure and see swing, club, and ball data on your smart phone or tablet with no PC required. When a golfer hits the ball, the Flight Scope unit measures everything from

flight path, to club speed, launch angle to dispersion pattern, ball carry to ball rotation. “It’s quite remarkable,” said Munn. There is so much information, it makes diagnosing swing problems much easier and much more efficient, he added. Adams Golf rep Craig McGlenen showed off a fresh line of clubs that offers velocity slot technology. “It’s the new hot thing,” said McGlenen. “They are easier to use and they go farther, two very fortunate things.” If golfers were unfortunate and missed Demo Days, the Birchbank pro shop carries all lines of clubs and golfers can get custom fitted for clubs and balls courtesy of club pro Dennis Bradley.

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Demo Days Delivers Whether it was a small tweaking or a complete overhaul, golfers had plenty of opportunity to improve their swing this week and upgrade their clubs as the Birchbank Golf Course hosted its Demo Days. Birchbank welcomed the biggest lines in golf with Ping reps and pros hitting the driving range Tuesday and Taylor Made, Titleist, Nike and Adams reps on Wednesday helping golfers choose the right club for their game and offering analysis and tips on how to improve your swing. “This time of year is the time people are looking for new equipment so our concern of course it to look after the golf clubs in the area and look after the members so we can bring our new product to them,” said Greg Murtland Interior B.C. manager for Taylor Made. “At the end of the day it’s the best way for us to do it.” New product lines, recent innovations, and on-the-spot swing diagnostics were de rigueur over the two-day demonstration, but matching a golfer’s swing to the right set of clubs was perhaps the most compelling element. “We set up custom fit days,” said Taylor Made pro Mike Langin. “We just make sure everything is consistent, whether its driver or 3-wood, say a couple rescues and down, we try to map out their bags so everything is in position distance cap-wise and also make sure that if they put just one piece in the bag to make sure it’s the right fit, so there’s not a big gap or having two clubs going the same distance.” While a good golf swing solves many problems, a golfer can add distance and

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preparation, shot making, and execution. “I’ll do (tips on) some chipping, some putting, driving, some long bunker shots,” said Bradley. “Whatever helps.” Learning to play golf well and consistently is one of the greatest challen-

ges known to humankind, so Bradley’s expertise in covering virtually every facet of the game, should help high and low-handicappers get a better grip on the game. The first edition will appear Wednesday in the Trail Times.

The AM Ford Trail Orioles are ready to wing into another season in the Pacific International League (PIL) on Friday as they host Kelowna Jays for a three-game set at Butler Park. The PIL provided stiff competition for the O’s inaugural season in 2011, and although the Orioles went 4 and 14, it did prepare the Trail squad for an exciting run and ultimate victory at the Western Canadian Championships at Butler Park in August. “It’s very good competition, which is what we’re looking for,” said the O’s Jim Maniago. “We didn’t win a whole lot of games last year, but we competed and didn’t get embarrassed . . . I thought it was a great tune-up for the provincials and the Westerns.” The team has a strong contingent of returning veterans including full-time addition and hardthrowing southpaw Scott Rhynold who has since relocated to Trail after being named MVP at the Westerns as an Oriole pickup. “He’s one of the top three pitchers in the province so he’ll be a big addition to our pitching staff,” said Maniago. Graduating to the Orioles from the Trail Jays are Garrett Kucher, Kyle Paulson, Gerry Rebelato, and Jesse Rypien; young players that should add some youth and depth to the veteran-laden team. “We’ve got our veteran guys that are back again and with adding these younger guys from the Jays will be nice,” said Maniago. “We’ll have a bit more speed and hopefully we can play a little bit different baseball. With the speed, now all of a sudden you can steal, and hit and run, and bunt a little bit more so we’re hoping that means a little bit more offence and generate more runs.” While the O’s are just in their second season in the PIL, the 10-team league is celebrating it’s 20th season by opening this weekend in Trail. Founded in the fall of 1992, the PIL is considered the premier Summer Collegiate Baseball league in the Northwest. Most PIL players are NCAA eligible and are unpaid in order to maintain their eligibility.

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Vigneault staying with Canucks THE CANADIAN PRESS


The photo of the Rossland Secondary School Royals senior girls soccer team that appeared in Tuesday’s Trail Times was actually the Nakusp senior girls soccer team. Here is the real RSS Royal team that won the Kootenay High School playdowns and are headed to the single A provincials in Kelowna. Back Row - Sierra Mular, Jessica Britton, Brenan Mackay, Jaala Derochie, Jill Kinahan, Jessica Semenoff Middle Jeanine McKay, Sydney Gomez, Heather thomas, Kaycee McKinnon, Paige Franklin, Front, Jill Armour, and Kayla Zimmer.


Edmonton Oil Kings won’t cry wolf THE CANADIAN PRESS SHAWINIGAN, Que. - London Knights’ forward Vladislav Namestnikov won’t face any further discipline for what appeared to be a hit to the head of the Edmonton Oil Kings’ Klarc Wilson at the MasterCard Memorial Cup, a spokesman said Wednesday. Namestnikov appeared to leave his feet and catch Wilson elbow-first with

an open ice hit at the blue-line midway through the first period of the Knights’ 4-1 victory on Tuesday night. No penalty was called on the play. Wilson was shaken up, but was able to resume playing. After the game, Oil Kings coach Derek Laxdal called the hit “predatory.” But he said the team did not file a request for supplemental discipline. “We’re not big on crying wolf,” said Laxdal. “Fortunately, the player


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wasn’t injured. We’ve moved on.” Knights coach mark Hunter said the right call was made. “The Edmonton coach was making an assumption based on watching it live,” he said. “It was shoulder to shoulder and it looked like (Namestnikov) threw his arm up and made it look a little worse than it was. But there was no contact to the head.”

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VANCOUVER - Speculation on Alain Vigneault’s future with the Vancouver Canucks ended when the veteran coach signed a contract extension with the NHL club Wednesday. The Canucks have posted the league’s best regular-season record for the last two seasons under Vigneault. But his job status was unclear after Vancouver was bounced from the first round of the playoffs by the eighth-place Los Angeles Kings. “Alain has established himself as one of the premiere coaches in the National Hockey League,” said Canucks general manager Mike Gillis in a release. “He has demonstrated a commitment to winning that has led to back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies and we are confident his dedication and hard work will continue to yield positive results. “Alain has built a foundation of winning with this franchise and I feel he can continue to build on that foundation to achieve our ultimate goal.” Vigneault, a 51-year-old Quebec City native, had come under criticism after the Canucks were eliminated early after reaching the Stanley Cup final last season. He has guided the Canucks to a 287-155-50 record and the highest winning percentage in franchise history (.634) and five Northwest Division titles. But he was entering the final year of his contract and risked becoming a lame-duck coach if he did not get a new deal.

Renney sad to leave rebuilding Oilers THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - The former coach of the Edmonton Oilers says it’s tough to leave a team midway through its rebuild. But in his first comments after his contract wasn’t renewed, Tom Renney suggested that his focus on the team’s future might have been part of his problem. “I believe I coached with tomorrow in mind as opposed to today and that might have hurt me,” the 57-year-old Cranbrook native told reporters Wednesday. “I really have a vision for the team and felt that, even in some cases at the expense of my own opportunity or existence.” Renney said he tried to coach with the team’s future in mind. “You make some decisions that suggest we’ve got to make sure that this happens so that’ll happen down the road. That’s not easy. “That was the mandate for me.” The Oilers announced last week that Renney wouldn’t be back. He had joined the team for the 2010-11 season and finished with an NHL-worst 25-45-12 record. This season the team barely improved with a 32-40-10 record for second-last overall. Still, Renney said he believes the team has a great future with a nucleus of young players acquired through the high draft picks those bottom-of-the-barrel finishes led to. He just wishes he could stick around to be part of it. “My reaction to not coming back was one of real disappointment, to say the least,” he said. “When you’re at the front end of the building process, you don’t like to be the guy that’s leaving before you even get to the middle. “And the fact of the matter is, I think that’s where we are.” Renney said his former team is still a ways from being playoff contender. “There’s definitely some work to do,” he said. “There are some terrific pieces in place, but there needs to be an increase in performance of some of the players that are here that I think is completely within them.”

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Bike park gets funding for fix up BY SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star

The Nelson Cycling Club has teamed up with the Urban Systems Foundation to help make improvements to the Rosemont bike park. As cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, the board at Urban Systems have committed to this initiative by developing a plan for phase two of the park and put $10,000 toward the initiative. “It’s an opportunity to spread our resources locally so that we can make the community better,” said Jan Korinek, of Urban Systems and a member of the Nelson Cycling Club. The enhancements

to the bike park to be made this spring will include improvements to the landscaping, safety and gradual development of riders using the area. Controlled landscaping, including drainage, the addition of two new jump lines and enhanced curb appeal are just some of the tasks the two groups are looking to be completed in a sustainable manner. “The thread we want to weave through this whole thing is sustainability,” said Korinek. “Taking things that are normally thought of as waste and turning them into some element of the bike park, items like left

over soil, mulch, disused pipe and concrete chunks.” Currently the bike park has two jump lines of varying difficulty for riders, but the new plan aims to create two additional groups of jumps to help bridge the gap between difficulty levels. Wooden jumps to dirt landings will be utilized on the two largest of the jump lines to help reduce maintenance and maximize the dirt material available. Throughout the rebuilding of the jump sets, measures will be taken to increase safety, like relocating trees. “Adding two sets of jumps will help rid-



The artist’s talk for Angela Duclos’ show, “In the Tragic We Trust,” has been changed to Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at the Visac Gallery. The show itself runs until Friday as well. The Warfield resident and recent UBC Fine Arts graduate’s newest body of work on pop culture is showing at the Visac Gallery in the Trail Community Centre building.


Salmo troupe wins its share at Kootenay Zone Theatre Festival THE REVELSTOKE TIMES REVIEW The Revelstoke Theatre Company took home five awards, including Best Production, at the Kootenay Zone Theatre Festival in Revelstoke last week. The festival, which featured plays by groups from Revelstoke, Nakusp and Salmo, was held at McGregor’s in the Powder Springs. The Space on the Floor Theatre from Salmo won for Best Backstage, with Mark Cochrane named Best Newcomer, Carol Vonk winning the Adjudicator’s Choice Award, Kieth Vonk named Best Actor and Mary

Martin named Best Director. Revelstoke, which presented its performance of Norm Foster’s “Mending Fences” was named the festival’s Best Production. As well, Lyn Kaulback was named best actress and John Devitt best supporting actor. Revelstoke also won for best lighting and best set design. The Revelstoke Theatre Company will now travel to the provincial Mainstage Festival in Kamloops from June 30 to July 7, where it will go up against other top productions from around B.C.

ers more gradually progress to the next most challenging jumps,” said Korinek. The two larger jump lines will be routed behind an existing wall ride feature as well to help minimize conflicts with those using the existing pump track. “This area gets so much use that we need to do maintenance and make improvements because a lot of the riders need new challenges… I think it’s an ongoing process that we need to be continuing,” said Pay Wray, president of the Nelson Cycling Club. “The bike park gets really well used by kids and the more we do, the more we’re helping those kids.”

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Maintaining equilibrium may be difficult for dad Dear Annie: My father and I have never had the best relationship. He was domineering, controlling and verbally abusive to me as a teenager, and as a result, I rebelled and did things specifically to irritate him. Several times, he kicked me out of the house, saying I forced him to behave the way he did. I always apologized because it was easier if I kept the peace. Three years ago, my parents separated. Just before Mom and I moved out, Dad and I got into a huge argument, and he nearly punched me. I did not speak to him for six months. Since then, there’s been a thaw in our relationship. He even apologized (which he never does) and seemed more understanding. When I saw him at Christmas, we had a great time together. However, he hasn’t spoken to me since then. There was no



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fight or argument. I’ve tried to call him several times to make plans or just talk, and he has ignored my calls and doesn’t respond to my voicemails. He broke every coffee date I made, and instead of telling me, he informed my brother or mom that he couldn’t make it. Dad is obviously avoiding me, but I have no idea why. I’m tired of his imaginary issues and “nobody loves me” attitude. Should I confront him and find out why he stopped talking to me or forget him? -- Confused and Exhausted Dear Confused: Your relationship with your father is tenuous,

and it’s possible that maintaining his equilibrium around you is stressful for him. And although his behavior may be difficult, your response likely has its flaws, too. If you want to know what’s going on, please ask your mother or brother to intercede on your behalf and find out whether you have unintentionally done something to aggravate the relationship and how you can repair it. Learning to get along with someone who pushes all your buttons requires ongoing effort. Since it’s your father, we think it’s worth another try. Dear Annie: I am boiling mad. My boyfriend has an adult son who is autistic. After he and his ex separated, she started telling the son horrible lies about both of us. The son believes her and now wants nothing to do with his father or me. The boy used to speak to us,

but now runs the other way when he sees us coming. What can we do about this? Please don’t say talk to the ex-wife. She is the source of the problem. My boyfriend is paying child support but doesn’t get to spend any time with his son. Also, we suspect little of the money is going for the child’s benefit. -- The Girlfriend Dear Girlfriend: Since your boyfriend is still paying child support, he may be entitled to regularly enforced visitation with his son. Also, some courts are beginning to recognize and address parental alienation. Please suggest to your boyfriend that he discuss his options with a lawyer who has experience in this area. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Jim in Peoria,” who has been married for 42 years and his wife won’t “allow” him to do any of the household chores.

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Friday, May 25, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t worry if you seem to waste a lot of time daydreaming today. Actually, not only are you daydreaming, you’re in a bit of a fog! Relax; so is everyone else. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoid making important financial decisions today. Something is fuzzy and confusing when it comes to cash flow and shopping. Keep your receipts; count your change. GEMINI Because you’re mentally tired today, avoid work that requires attention to detail and clarity of mind. Don’t worry; this vague fuzziness is gone by tomorrow. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don’t listen to gossip and rumors today. And don’t worry about second-guessing yourself, either. This is one of those days where it’s tough to feel confident.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Try to be extra clear in all your communication with others, especially in group situations. Not only are people confused today, some are playing fast and loose with the truth. Not good. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a very poor day for important discussions with authority figures. Doublecheck all instructions that are given to you. Assume that you don’t know everything. Ask for clarification. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Confusion about higher education, travel plans or anything that has to do with medicine, the law, publishing and the media are likely today. Be aware of this! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is an extremely poor day to decide how to divide or share something, especially regarding inheritanc-

es, taxes, debt and shared property. Lies, misinformation and confusion are everywhere. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you need to have an important discussion with a partner or close friend, today is not the day. People are too quick to dodge the truth. Perhaps someone has something to hide.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It’s hard to get going at work today. You feel like you’re in a fog. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. (Just look around you.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Parents should be extra vigilant about their children today, because there could be confusion regarding your kids, especially with poisons and infections. Keep your

eyes open. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Don’t be upset if family discussions go haywire today. It’s easy to get your wires crossed, because it’s almost as if there’s too much static in the air. People are confused, tired and foggy-minded. YOU BORN TODAY You’re a survivor. You’re resilient, resourceful and highly adaptable, and you will always fight for what you want. You









have very clear ideas about what you think life should be all about; however, you are always idealistic. In particular, you value personal honor. Good news! The coming year could be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Ian McKellen, actor; Octavia Spencer, actress; Lauryn Hill, singer. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Trail $249,900 Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

MLS# K210637

Rossland $304,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

MLS# K212776

Montrose $249,900 Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


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Beaver Falls $349,900 us Spacio Home

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Fruitvale $335,000

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MLS# K213040

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Montrose $495,000


MLS# K212535

Trail $218,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900



MLS# K207019

MLS# K206391

Warfield $235,000

MLS# K212933

MLS# K204267

Trail $215,000

Beaver Falls $209,900

Trail $199,990

Trail $170,600

Trail $160,000

Trail $145,000

Trail $105,000

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900


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Furniture Heritage Style Oak dining room set round table with large leaf, 6 chairs and buffet/hutch. Excellent like new conditions. Moving must sell. 250-368-3250


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Homes for Rent $155,000


Glenmerry Nice 3 bedroom townhouse with private yard. Low maintenance living at its Ànest!




$319,000 D RE

Own your own piece of privacy. Small 3 bdrm home on 1 acre, located 10 minutes outside of Fruitvale.







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



Miral Heights ‘Better than new’ describes this 4 bedroom quality home on an unbelievable lot in Miral Heights. Beautiful Ànishing inside & out.



This Sunningdale home has 4 bdrms, 2 baths, a large kitchen, newer roof, windows, furnace. Plus is on a nice, private lot.

Sunningdale School





A good, solid family one on one of Trail’s Ànest locations. Full basement features rec. room, 3rd bdrm and 2nd bath. Great carport, sun deck & separate workshop.




Starting out or slowing down, this home in mint shape inside & out. Private rear park setting. Don’t delay on this one!



This Miral Heights home is bigger than it looks, with 4+ bdrms & 2.5 baths. The yard is nicely landscaped & private.

‘Wow’ best describes this home on both the inside & outside. It’s on 4.5 acres with beautiful gardens & decks.

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

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

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27



Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26


Sunningdale This 4 bed, 2 bath home has a double garage/workshop and is in mint condition!





Well maintained 3 bed, 2 bth home with lots of upgrades. Carport and garage.

Completely renovated! Detached garage, off street parking, private yard. Quick possession available.



Nice building lot on First Street in Fruitvale Village. Water & sewer available. Walk to school & downtown!

$65,000 W NE




Beautiful custom home has 5 bdrms, 3 levels, country kitchen and wraparound deck on a picturesque 3.4 acre lot.



A solid, well built 3 bdrm home on a single 75’ x 100’ lot in Montrose. Bright & cheery throughout.




20 acre parcel on Nine Mile Road would be a super location for your new hoe. Rural living at its best!



Sunday, May 27 noon-2pm


3062 Laburnum Dr, Glenmerry

Waneta Village


$235,000 Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30








16,946 sq.ft. building on .53 acres. Fantastic potential location for seniors housing, day care, learning centre, church, academy or private school. Being sold “as is, where is”. $249,900





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

Great investment property! A little TLC will go a long way here! Private patio, fenced yard. Stop renting!





Beautiful building lot in the Iron Colt subdivision of Upper Rossland. Cul-desac. Great exposure & nice new homes in the neighbourhood.

Bright & open 3 bdrm home in lower WarÀeld. Big rec room & games room, tons of storage. Triple garage plus RV parking.







Rentals W.TRAIL, 2BDRM., hardwood floors, updated kitchen, basement garage, covered porch, no lawns to cut. Ideal for single person or couple. $690./mo. + utilities. N/S, N/P. References required. 604-6499365

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Labour of love finally complete after 13 years BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Creston Valley Advance

More than a decade after Tom Clemens began to restore his ex-brother-in-law Jeff Filutze’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, the project is finished and the car has been shipped back to it’s owner in New York. When Clemens began the restoration in 1999, he never imagined that it would take more than 1,000 hours stretched over 12 years to get the end result of a vehicle that will likely be valued between $100,000 and $130,000. But rather than a few new parts and a fresh coat of paint, the restoration required the ’Cuda 440-6 — the sport model, as compared to the base model or luxury Gran Coupe — to be torn down to its frame. “In the era when these cars were new, they were made to race,” said Clemens, who owns Red Dragon Collision on Northwest Boulevard in Creston. “Many owners abused these cars. They


Tom Clemens with the 1970 Barracuda ‘Cuda 440-6 he restored between 1999 and 2012. had a lot of horsepower and were pushed to their limits. With that said, they also needed to be daily drivers so they were driven in the winter environment with a high salt concentration on the roads. Therefore, rust and daily abuse took its toll.

“There were not many of these cars that really survived. So when one does make it to our era, it’s an expensive but worthy endeavour.” The interior was also in rough shape. Mice had chewed into and nested in the ceiling above the visors; their

urine stained the ceiling and ran down the windshield frame into other parts of the car. With so few of these cars existing, parts are hard to find, particularly when trying to do a serious restoration — authentic numbers are stamped on parts, including hoses.

Ferry terminal webcams go live THE NELSON STAR DriveBC is busy getting ready for summer travellers by installing 30 new webcams around B.C. and the first few are at the Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals. The cameras are now live on the DriveBC network and will help people headed to the ferry gauge weather, road conditions and most importantly for the ferry terminals, line-ups. A webcam was installed last summer at the Kootenay Bay terminal by the East Shore Internet Society. The community operated webcam is still up and running through their website at The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure installed a webcam at Coffee Creek last summer. There are also webcams at the summit of Kootenay Pass, the junction of Highways 3 and 6 at Salmo, and the junction of Highways

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“If you don’t have the right numbers, it’s not a complete restoration,” said Clemens. So he turned to the Internet, where he scoured car part websites and discussion groups to find what he was looking for. Some discoveries took years and others were made by sheer luck — while chatting with some-

one about a fender, Clemens learned there was one in Atlanta; it had been in an accident, but was fixable. “Every piece has a story,” Clemens said. A rear quarter panel was one of the hardest parts to find — for a reasonable price, anyway. When Clemens first found one, the dealer wanted $300. The price jumped to $600 the next time he inquired, then soared to $1,200, and finally $1,500 before a reproduction became available for $600. The Internet also made it possible for others to follow the restoration’s progress, with Barracuda enthusiasts keeping a close eye on Clemens’ Facebook page. Among those are some of the car’s previous owners, all five of whom live in the same area. “They’re all waiting for the car to come back — it has quite the following,” said Clemens, who also has a 1970 Barracuda, which is more of a trans am version that had only one production run. And Filutze’s ’Cuda is more than just a fully

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2786 Queen Street, Rossland


Elegant family home loaded with mechanical upgrades and gorgeous features on .38 acres.


Large 4 Bdrm family home on a quiet street located close to school and town!

Spectacular gardens create a tranquil setting for this cozy 4 bedroom /1 bath home. Situated on a 90 x 117 fenced lot with great sun exposure, this home features a large older kitchen, sunny living area, new windows and a renovated bathroom.

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

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36 Moller Road, Fruitvale


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1105 McLeod Road, Fruitvale


Complete fixer-upper. This house needs everything ... but the price reflects it. Call your REALTORÂŽ to view.

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Must see! 2 fully contained homes on 5relatively flat acres featuring a huge barn including kennels, with possibility of home business or subdivision. So many options! Come check it out for yourself!

615 Hendry Street, Trail

The right price. The right location.


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Choice Montrose location situated on over 1 acre. This home has been well updated with newer windows, flooring, and painting. Features open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, large kitchen and dining area and great living-room with patio doors to deck. Call now!



Fabulous package! 3 bed, 3 bath home 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in on 9.65 acres in the popular McLeod Pinewood. Call now for your personal subdivision. viewing.. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162

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5,000 sq. ft. shop with 18 ft ceiling, in floor heating, office space, lunch room, washroom and shower. Large truck doors at each end. Excellent condition and very clean. Good highway exposure and access. C7 zoning allows a wide scope of uses.

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Art (250) 368-8818


Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

HST included in price

Only 2 more Duplexes Planned - contact Tonnie or Mark for details Call Mark (250) 231-5591 Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

7981 Birchwood Drive, Trail $295,000

Christine Albo

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591


Ron Allibone

ext 30

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Cell: 250-231-0153


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

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Mary Amantea

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Cell: 250-521-0525

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Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

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Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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May 24, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times