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BEAVER VALLEY MAY DAYS

New wrinkles added to venerable event BY BRIAN SEIFRIT Times Correspondent

Every year after the snow has melted and the flowers blossom, Beaver Valley comes alive with the anticipation of another May Days event. This year is no different. The annual event, which is in its 101st year, has added a few new wrinkles to the schedule, which kicks off tonight. New this year is the 5-10 km walk run that begins at 8 p.m. tonight. It starts in Haines Park and ends in the park, just before the fireworks begin at 9 p.m. “It is a whole new concept this year. We’ve done it as a Sunday morning thing before, and we’ve had maybe 30 people go,” explained David Chartres of the organizing committee. “This year it will be on Friday night. Candy Schroder has put in a real effort to make it a success. It is a dedicated 5km and 10km walk. The 5km walk will start on Molnar Rd and end in the park. The 10km walk will start at the park and go to Blue Bird Corner and

First Trail bridge opened 100 years ago

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This weekend’s Beaver Valley May Days brings out the kid in everyone including organizer Dave Chartres. back along the highway to town and back to the park.” At 5 p.m. tonight, Skewers mobile restaurant and Confusion

Taco mobile restaurant will also be on site, to add some new flavours to the already favourite Hot Dog extravaganza. “We’ve never had

vendors here before, it has always just been hot dogs and greasy hamburgers,” Chartres chuckled. “This year we’ve turned it up a few

notches. Both vendors will be staying open late and right through the fireworks event.” The Citizen of the Year event will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, the nominee this year is Craig Horsland. “Usually we hold that event in the park, this year we’re holding it at the curling rink,” Chartres pointed out. The fireworks display will begin after dark at around 9:30 p.m. There may be a few surprises this year and the fireworks might be the best that the village has seen, with an extra $500 added to the budget. The guided tours of the Waneta Dam expansion start at 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. “There are a few problems with this event,” Chartres explained. “The problem lies with the Columbia Power Corporation not having enough tour guides for the last two trips. Last year we had four trips down there and all were full. This year we made it so that one of the trips was for seniors only and that tour has completely sold out.

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Diamond Jubilee medal for former Fruitvale mayor BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Accolades are still rolling in for former Fruitvale mayor Libby Nelson. The woman who served the village and the villagers of Fruitvale for 15 years in the top municipal political posting will be receiving a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in honour of her contributions to the community.

Nelson was nominated by her council, as well as the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors, last month for the medal, designated in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s sixth decade at the helm of the Commonwealth. Nelson was not

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just about community political service, said current Fruitvale Mayor Patricia Cecchini, she also did a lot of community work through her church in philanthropic support. “She has dedicated herself to the local govern-

ment and to the community in immense ways,” she said. “Libby Nelson has made a tremendous difference in our area, not only in Fruitvale, but regionally as well.” Fruitvale chief administrative officer Lila Cresswell said Nelson was chosen based on her “dedication to peers, local government, the community and Canada.”

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Montrose meeting allows citizens to air water concerns BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

Montrose residents were desperate for an explanation Wednesday night after a water main breakage three weeks ago forced water restrictions on the community. Over 60 people packed Montrose community hall for a public meeting in which the village chief administrative officer Kevin Chartres presented residents of the area with information about what damage occurred from the water pipe break on May 3, and what the current status of the repairs were at. The community was eager to hear what was happening and many had questions about how the project was being pursued. “It bothers me when we hire engin“It was good eers who don’t serve to hear some us well,” said Ken of the specific Rugg, a man who lives near the destroyed concerns of the property. “There are a community.” lot of qualified people in this area and counSCOTT WALLACE cil should be talking to people in this community. Now that’s just my opinion—nobody is going to think you’re stupid if you ask questions; not asking them is.” Rugg is not an engineer by trade, but he has experience working with water systems. He said it’s basic to install an alarm to alert officials if there are any future problems, and add a drainpipe to minimize where excess water runs if the new pipe leaks to decrease the damage. He said the damage would probably still exist if there was a drainpipe, but the scale of the problem could have been reduced if the water had a place to escape. “I don’t blame council,” said Rugg, “I blame the engineers. (Council) started making repairs quickly— it isn’t easy being a public official.” Scott Wallace, engineer for TRUE Consulting, said the village is going to improve the chamber configuration with a piped drain out of the chamber with more capacity than the drain to rockpit which was previously in place. “The town hall meeting was very worthwhile,” said Wallace. “It was good to hear some of the specific concerns of the community. We were already planning various improvements to the valve chamber including drain piping, but after some of the comments made at the meeting.

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First Trail bridge officially opened 100 years ago The Trail Historical Society has Construction began in November BRIDGE BITS kindly offered photos and stories relatof 1911 by Vancouver contractors Total length – 691’, 9� ed to the history of Trail. Armstrong, Morrison, and Co, who Deepest pier below water – 44’ One hundred years ago on hired a predominantly local labour Penetration of deepest pier – 85’ Thursday, the City of Trail celebratcrew. At project completion, 115 Height from low water to top chord – 67’ ed the opening of its first crossing men were on the payroll. G.L. Merry Weight of steel in piers – 300,00 lbs over the Columbia River. Faced with of Trail was awarded the contract Weight of steel of superstructure – 480,000 lbs pressure from local residents, the for the pilings, which were barged Number of rivets in piers – 50,000 Provincial Government agreed to in from Blueberry Creek and all timfinance the construction of a steel ber was cut at local mills. At a total bridge to replace the unreliable cable cost of $170,000, workers remarkably ferry that shuttled residents to and from East Trail. completed the project by the end of May the following year. Architects Waddell and Harrington designed the structure, The opening celebration took place on May 24, 1912, with a consisting of four spans sustained by three sets of steel piers parade, music and children’s activities. The bridge was permapacked with concrete and reinforced by steel bracing. With the nently closed in October 2010 due to deterioration of major embankment on the west side composed completely of rock, structural components, just one and a half years shy of its 100th the abutment there was solid. anniversary. The east side, however, required the construction of an abutPick up your copy “Trail Journal of Local History,� and support ment, located roughly 40 feet below deck level. At about 690 the Trail Historical Society. Find it at the Society’s office in Trail feet in length, the bridge allowed for 2 lanes of traffic, flanked City Hall, on the website www.trailhistory.com and at Crockett on either side by sidewalks. Books in Waneta Plaza.

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LOCAL Kiddie car ride revved up for May Days FROM PAGE 1

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Work continued this week towards repairing the broken water line in Montrose.

Water ban remains FROM PAGE 1 “We will now be ensuring the chamber drainage has more substantial capacity.” Beaver Falls and Montrose are still on Stage 3 water restrictions after a break in the water lines des troyed 10,000 m3 of property on May 3. The breakage was related to a problem with the welding on the main water line’s valves. Chartres said that it’s possible the village will be switching back to Montrose water shortly. He expects the water ban to remain until village council issues further instructions. Some villagers expressed an interest in what kind of upgrades were being done to the water chamber. Chartres said valves were being replaced, the soil was being refurbished around the manhole—allowing crews that work on site to be lowered into the job without

special equipment—and communications systems to alert officials of problems. One of the upgrades could mean incorporating a new technology called SCADA, allowing the village to monitor the water system with smart phone technology. There are several upgrade choices and council is expected to engage the community in a future discussion. It’s like going to McDonalds, these are all choices that you have, Chartres explained during the meeting. “You can pick one of them or all of them and I’m sure there will be plenty of discussions about it in the future,” he said. Other members of the community asked about the progress of the work and how the pressure test will be done on the new pipe, and will it be flushed to make sure that there aren’t

any rocks remaining the water pipe. Chartres looked to Wallace for answers. He said the pipes have been flushed to make sure that they will run clearly and expected to see a few more tests to flush any remaining materials down the pipe. At a council meeting the day before, Chartres compared the colour of water to that of chocolate milk during the first flush. “But we ran the water until it was clear,” Chartres concluded. The Stage 3 Water Restrictions were put in place on May 3. The restriction bans residents from washing vehicles, running garden hoses or watering their lawns until further notice. Mayor Danchuk emphasized that it’s essential for residents only to use water for household purposes.

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There will be at least one more trip after that for the general-public.” Worth noting is the showcase of the performing arts on Saturday. “It is a new event that we have added,” said Chartres. “There will be ballet dancers, some classical guitar, a pianist will be playing, and general things like that, with a bunch of different people coming to perform. “It will start at around 1 p.m., and we hope to keep that going until 8 p.m. “The Kootenay Jack band will be playing in between performances,” added Chartres. “It is a totally new event with many surprises.” The iconic kiddie car rides have also been repaired thanks to Ken Stephenson, and Willy Wagner. “They have both worked hard on getting them up to par,” said Chartres. “They spent all winter repairing them.” Also added to the festivities this year is the Dig

MAY DAYS HIGHLIGHTS Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Slo-pitch 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Liberty Foods hot dog extravaganza 7 p.m. – Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year at the curling club. 7 p.m. – Family run-walk at Haines Park. 7:45 p.m. – Ladies cast-iron pan throwing at Haines Park. Dusk – Fireworks Saturday 8 a.m. – Antenna Trail hike in Montrose 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Lions’ Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Baseball 8 a.m. all day – Slo-pitch 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Guided tour of the Waneta Dam 10:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. –Train ride leaves from Pole Yard Lane at 10:30 am, second train at 1:00, 1:50, 2:40, 3:30 and 4:20 pm. Call Dianne to reserve tickets 367-9559 11 a.m. – Rotary barbecue. Noon – Parade starts downtown and ends at curling rink. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Teens only carnival in arena. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Dirt Day, village equipment on display 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Bingo at curling rink. 7 p.m. – Texas Hold’em Tournament at curling rink Sunday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Lions Pancake Breakfast 10 a.m. to noon – Bocce at Mazzochi Park 2 p.m. – Watermelon eating contest at Haines Park.

Dirt Day taking place on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the arena, there will be big pile of sand for the kids to play in. The village’s equipment will also be on display, with tours allowed for the kids. “There will be plastic trucks, and toy hard hats, and shovels for the kids to dig and play in the sand with, it will keep the kids busy,” said Chartres. “There will also be a teen’s only carnival in the arena starting at 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., with music and activities for the teens, at a cost of $1.” This year’s 3-3 street hockey event is lacking registration and there is a call out to all those wishing to participate. “It is the second year this event has been run and last year we had enough participants. “So far this year there hasn’t been any. We need people to know that the event is taking place this year too, and that all those wanting to participate should get registered.”

Former Fruitvale resident to be honoured in Dawson Creek FROM PAGE 1 Cecchini will be presenting the medal and certificate in a ceremony at the Diamond Jubilee Seniors’ tea on Friday at 3 p.m. at Fruitvale Community Centre. Looking back over her career, Nelson said in a Daily Times story in October, 2011, she believed her greatest accomplishment had been moving from a boilwater advisory notice to the safety of a completed water treatment plant. Current Montrose village councilor Don Duclos also noted Nelson was instrumental in renovating the Fruitvale Community Hall, which many thought should be torn down, creating a source of pride for the community. He pointed to a revamped works yard and shop, flower planters and park benches, and a small, but efficient fleet of Villageowned equipment as other improvements under her leadership. The Queen celebrates 60 years as monarch in 2012. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place from Saturday, June

2-5, with celebratory activities throughout the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. Also awarded A former Fruitvale resident will also be receiving the award on Friday in Dawson Creek. Paul Gevetkoff, who was born and raised in Fruitvale, will also be given the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award, in recognition for the work he contributed to his new northern home. A former city councilor for nine years, Gevetkoff has been instrumental in keeping the local Bear Mountain Ski Hill in operation, as well as raising funds for numerous community groups. The former forester retired as superintendent of works in the area after he graduated from Selkirk College in Castlegar. “I’m so proud of him and what he has done. It’s just amazing,” said Marg Gevetkoff, his sister and current Fruitvale resident.

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No screaming for ice cream THE CANADIAN PRESS WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - A familiar sound of summer has been frozen out in one Okanagan community. Councillors in West Kelowna, B.C., have voted to ban the tinny chimes of the ice cream truck. The newly adopted policy prohibits music or voice amplifying devices from any mobile vending unit. The policy was adopted after district officials say they received numerous complaints about music blaring from the ice cream and snack trucks. Councillors also voiced concerns about children running out into streets.

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Ministry anglers fail to snag Frankenfish THE CANADIAN PRESS BURNABY, B.C. - A voracious metre-long fish that may be skulking in the waters of a Burnaby, pond appears to be gaining a reputation as a slippery character - in more ways than one. The torpedo-shaped snakehead, capable of snapping up mammals two-thirds its size in its wide and toothy jaw, has apparently been seen in a muddy lagoon, but it eluded government fishermen sent to reel it in on Wednesday. Crews from the Environment Ministry, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and the City of Burnaby tried several methods, including running electric currents through a lagoon to shock all the fish and scoop up any unwelcome species. An eight-kilogram carp and several turtles have been hauled away, but there’s no sign of any socalled Frankenfish, capable of breathing oxygen and squirming short distances over land. Environment Ministry spokesman Matthias Herborg said the unsuccessful fishing trip doesn’t mean the creatures aren’t there, and officials will return, in hopes of making a final determination.

Totem teaches tale of acceptance THE CANADIAN PRESS TOFINO, B.C. - By chip of his chisel and swing of his adze, a Vancouver Island university student has carved for the world a tale about cultural acceptance that has roots as deep as the cedar from which it was formed. Hjalmer Wenstob’s one-and-a-half-metre tall totem will go on display at Vancouver International Airport on Friday, the result of a scholarship from the YVR Art Foundation. The totem tells the story of an ancestor, a distant grandfather, who was forced in the 19th century to earn the respect of fellow band members during a life-threatening maritime challenge, partly because he was an albino. For Wenstob, of mixed First Nations, English and Norwegian ancestry, the totem is more than a story, especially since he has the same skin-pigment-lightening condition, vitiligo, as his ancestor, and a similar struggle with being accepted. “The more you carve it, the more you notice you are carving it for yourself,” said Wenstob, 19, a member of the Tla-oqui-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island’s

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Hjalmer Wenstob, 19, hams it up during an unveiling of his nearly completed totem on Meares Island, B.C., May 12. The completed totem will be on display at Vancouver International Airport beginning today for the next year. west coast. “I mean, it’s for the family, it’s for my cousins, and my aunts and uncles and everyone, but I slowly see the story that I have to say as well, you know. You have to fight your way in, in a way, in a non-violent way, but you have to push right into the village to be accepted.” The totem is not the first work for Wenstob, who carved a traditional canoe

and totem while still in high school in Ucluelet, B.C. He is currently carving about 20 traditional canoe paddles for a cultural project in Victoria and will carve a 50th anniversary totem for the University of Victoria next year. During a recent private showing of the totem in the small community of Opitsaht, on Meares Island, Wenstob

acknowledged he has experienced difficulties because of his mixed heritage but noted “it would never be said out loud.” But his aunt, Barb Masso, whose husband is French-Canadian, agreed First Nations children of mixed heritage, like her nephew, experience challenges. “No matter what ... we like to think that we’re a really integrated society,” she said, “We’re not there yet because he’s somewhere in the middle and trying to gain respect and be recognized.” Masso said her nephew and even her own children sometimes find life difficult because they are neither fully First Nations nor members of another culture. Wenstob’s totem includes three main characters - a king fisher, a whale and the face of his ancestor - as well as a bulb of bull kelp. According to the story, Wenstob’s ancestor, a member of the Masso family, was tied up and left in a remote coastal sea cave for three days when he came of age. Those who tied him up returned, expecting to find the young man dead, but

instead found that he had freed himself from his bonds and used the bull kelp like a hose to breathe under the rising waters. Wenstob said his ancestor survived the challenge, won the community’s respect, earned a chiefainship and became a successful whaler and trader on the Pacific coast, travelling between Mexico and Alaska. Work on the totem began at the beginning of the academic year, said Wenstob, noting wood chips and sawdust covered the floor of his landlord’s Victoria, B.C. basement at one point. He said he has spent the past few weeks touching up the totem, and he’s been assisted along the way by his maternal grandfather. Laura Dutton, a sessional instructor at the university, said she taught Wenstob a fine arts course in Wenstob plans to begin work on a full-sized version of the totem, about five and one-half-metres tall, and raise it in Opitsaht. He said an individual’s heritage, whether it’s German or Chinese, doesn’t matter to him. “You can prove yourself, I guess if you have to, but we shouldn’t have to really,” he said.

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New EI rules take aim at frequent users THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Ottawa is tightening employment insurance eligibility with new rules that hit repeat claimants hardest, but will force all on the system to accept lower paying jobs. The government says it will put strict definitions on what constitutes “suitable employment� and what the unemployed must do to find a job in order to get off EI. The new rules are expected to be in effect early in 2013. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley said the intent of changes is to get Canadians off EI and on to jobs for which they are qualified. “We want to help Canadians who want to work get back to work,� she said. “These changes are not about forcing people to accept work outside their own area nor about taking jobs for which they are not suited.� But NDP critic Peggy Nash accused the government of blaming the unemployed for the poor economy. “What we heard today is the minister scapegoating unemployed Canadians . . . that they are not trying hard enough to find work,� she said, point5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:

ing out that currently only 40 per cent of the unemployed are receiving benefits. And she expressed alarm that the minister could arbitrarily change the rules again at any time without consulting parliament.

“We want to help Canadians who want to work get back to work.� DIANE FINLEY

“It could all change again in six months. She has the power to do that. She’s saying: ‘Just trust us’ and I don’t think Canadians trust this government.� The changes create three categories of unemployed with a sliding scale of expectations for jobs they must accept - depending on how often they have collected benefits in the past, and the length they are currently on EI. Long-tenured workers, mostly employed over the past 10 years, can refuse a job outside their usual occupation that doesn’t pay at least 90 per cent of their previous hourly wage.

However, even this category of worker must lower expectations after 18 weeks on the system and accept any “similar occupation� within the industry that pays at least 80 per cent of their previous scale. - Frequent EI claimants, who have been on the system at least three times for a total of 60 weeks over the past five years, will be expected to take a similar job that pays at least 80 per cent of their previous wage rate. After six weeks, claimants will have to take any job for which they are qualified, even if it is not in the same field, at 70 per cent of the previous pay. - “Occasional claimants� must accept work paying at least 90 per cent of their previous scale in the first six weeks, 80 per cent in the next 12 weeks and 70 per cent after 18 weeks on benefits. The majority of claimants - 58 per cent fall in this “occasional� category, the minister

said. The government said it will also make it easier for the unemployed to find work by emailing them two “job alerts� a day, informing them of openings. As well, the EI system will be linked to the temporary foreign workers program to ensure Canadians are aware of employers’ needs. “Bringing in temporary foreign workers is not acceptable, especially when we have Canadians willing to work,� she explained. But in return, those on benefits will need to prove to government officials that they are genuinely looking for work, including applying for positions, attending interviews and keeping a record of their search activities. In most circumstances, Canadians will need to accept an available job that is within an hour’s commute of their home - longer in some places, such as big cities, where average commutes are longer.

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Lost ring nears milestone THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON - A discovery in a Saskatoon garden suggests there may be a couple approaching a marriage milestone - without an important piece of jewelry. Colleen Christensen says she was moving some lilies when she found a wedding ring wrapped in the plant’s roots. Now she wants to find the owner. The band is engraved on the inside and says J & J 8/9/62. Christensen has checked all the owners of her Saskatoon home back to 1970 through the Henderson’s directory, but there’s been no match

of initials. She says her next step is to search through wedding announcements and marriage certificates from 1962. The lilies that were dug up originally came from Christensen’s family farm in Young, Sask. “It could have been a ring that fell off of somebody at home in Young, or it’s a ring that could be from previous owners of our house here in Saskatoon,� she said. “If anybody knows somebody who’s approaching a 50th wedding anniversary, and those people have the initials J and J, that would be a way to find them.�

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ith Prime Minister S t e p h e n Harper’s announcement this week that the Canadian Armed Forces will not be serving in Afghanistan beyond March 2014, it is good time to assess what has been accomplished and at what cost. No reservists based at the Trail Armories or local soldiers serving with other units in Afghanistan have been killed during more than a decade of fighting. But Canada counts158 dead among the almost 3,000 coalition forces killed in Afghanistan, plus a diplomat and a couple of aid workers. The dollar cost to Canadians will continue to mount for years. It has been projected to eventually reach over $20 billion, with about half going for the long-term cost of caring for and supporting Canadian veterans of the Afghan conflict. What did this accomplish? Schools, roads and other facilities were built. But there are plenty of countries in need of these where the aid workers and soldiers building them aren’t regularly killed, a

form of tribute that has increasingly been doled out in recent years by the coalition’s comrades in arms in the Afghan army. Afghanistan is no more stable or less impoverished than when the coalition forces arrived. The brutal, corrupt, and hopelessly inept Kabul government represents little but itself, and certainly not the majority Pashtan people. Osama bin Laden is dead but he was found hiding in Pakistan, a far larger and more than dangerous country that the U.S. and its allies, thankfully, dare not invade. The terrorists of alQaeda may be less dangerous, but pushing them out of Afghanistan toward other hellholes seems an unlikely cause of that development. What has been demonstrated once again is that the West’s armed forces are as ineffective at nation building as they are at fighting guerrilla wars. They and the citizens who support them are neither determined nor brutal enough to wage the kind of decades-long, takeno-prisoners campaigns required to root out and

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quash insurgents living in far away jungles and mountain regions. The Canadian Forces served honourably and professionally, as they were asked to. But they are better suited to fighting limited campaigns where NATO firepower can really make a difference. Not since the Soviet Union collapsed have large numbers of Canadians taken to the streets in support of peace. But the next time a Canadian government – the Liberals got us into Afghanistan and Harper, while still in opposition, was all for joining the U.S. in Iraq – wants to ensnare us in some harebrained military campaign, we should all rise up like Quebec stu-

dents (sans les Molotov cocktails) and yell ‘enough is enough.’ ••• Moving along in the you’re-never-going-towin-this-one department, we come to Trail city council’s efforts to convince West Kootenay communities to ante up for a $2-million second access to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. This campaign is being waged simultaneously with the ongoing fight against the notion that a regional hospital for the West Kootenay should be located somewhere other than on a cliff overlooking downtown Trail. As a Warfield resident, I enjoy having the regional hospital four kilometres from my door. I am also a fan of having all those health-care workers supporting the local economy. I might even be convinced to help pay for it. But what’s in it for someone from Kaslo or New Denver? They’re so far away that a landing strip to go with the helipad would be a more plausible pitch to make to them. As for selling the project to Trail citizens and

their neighbours, how serious is the risk of a slide or washout that would close the existing road for long enough to be a serious threat to public health or even a long-term inconvenience? In an emergency, there is another regional hospital in Cranbrook that isn’t any further from Trail than parts of the West Kootenay are from KBRH. And there is that helipad that could be used to receive the more specialized emergency cases while others are diverted to smaller hospitals in Castlegar and Nelson. Given the number of heavy equipment operators and amount of equipment in these parts, surely a temporary road could be quickly punched through most blockages. If the hospital bench access is potentially more unstable than that, is not the hospital itself in peril? I am all for solid planning but given the projected cost of a second access road, the risks and alternatives might well be reassessed. Raymond Masleck is a retired former Trail Times reporter.


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ealth Minister Leona the only version Kenny is familAglukkaq is backped- iar with. aling. In the wake For an increasing number of of her angry con- people in developed countries, demnations of the UN Special obesity is caused by having too Rapporteur’s report on food little access to quality foods access in Canada, she now says and spending scarce income on she “never meant to imply that cheaply priced junk food. The there were no hunger problems result is an oversupply of bulky in the North.� carbohydrates like bread and Rather, she explicitly blamed potato chips, and too few fruits the problems on environmen- and vegetables in the diet. tal campaigners who oppose It is effectively to be starved hunting seal and polar bears. of nutrition, which is necesBut denial and distraction have sary for proper physical and been the govmental developernment line ment. Diseases since Olivier De like rickets, Schutter’s precaused by nutriliminary report ent deficiencies, came out on are actually on May 16th. the rise among Aglukkaq is Canadian chilnow attempting dren, according to focus attento pediatrician E. tion on “the Lee Ford-Jones. EVA North�, perhaps As for hunhoping this will ger, “17 per cent make the issue of First Nations Troy Media sound irrelevant adults� expeto the majority of Canadians. rience going hungry and not Conveniently ignored is the having enough money to buy fact that the report looked at food. This is the case across food access nationally – as the the country, though among the envoy traversed Canada from Inuit in the North, the rate is six coast to coast. times higher than the national The fact that “1 in 10 families average. with a child under six are unable With neglect so blatant, to meet their food needs,� is a even the Conservative spin had startling statistic which should to acknowledge some kind of be of national concern. It may problem, prompting Aglukkaq’s be hard to believe in a country pathetic attempt to lay the where almost two thirds of us blame on environmentalists. are either overweight or obese, But De Schutter was discussing according to the same report. the effectiveness of the govThis was the sentiment that ernment’s own Nutrition North Immigration Minister Jason food subsidy program, pointing Kenney was relying on when he out that it benefits food retailaccused the UN of being “out of ers more than needy communiline� for investigating Canada, ties. So this talk of seal hunting and suggested it should focus is merely an attempt to redden on starving populations – else- the waters. where. While the circumstances of The fact is that being fat First Nations people are among doesn’t necessarily mean you the direst in the report, the loud are having too much of a good recriminations on this subject thing, though that is probably have drowned out the other

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serious issues it raises. Among them is the fact that more than half of all families on social assistance cannot afford a balanced diet. This points to the fact that our commitment to basic social security has failed to keep up with the rising cost of living. As for the rest of us, who are able to purchase adequate food in our local supermarkets, there are other causes for concern. The UN report points out that our increasing reliance on large scale factory farming methods is environmentally unsustainable – and damaging to our own agriculture industry. It has resulted in fewer farms of ever expanding size and heavy dependence on temporary foreign farm labour. Encouraging smaller scale, local food production is good both for the economy and the environment. But none of this is what the Conservatives want to hear. Rather, ignoring the concerns that Canadian communities expressed to the UN Rapporteur, and condemning him as a meddling “outsider� is the style of the day. That attitude recalls the worst kind of unaccountable governments that Minister Kenney would like the UN to devote itself to. Does Canada’s GDP automatically ensure that there is no room for improvement in governance? By that logic, richer nations such as Saudi Arabia should also be deemed scrutiny-free zones. If the refusal to address increasing poverty continues, attitude might not be the only resemblance between Canada and some of the poorer countries of the world. Eva Sajoo is a Research Associate with the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures at Simon Fraser University.

Tories should welcome byelection An editorial from the Guelph Mercury The official Conservative Party of Canada position on the court ruling to make null and void the result of voting in the riding of Etobicoke Centre in last May’s federal election is discouraging. Following a judge’s ruling that enough irregularities took place in voting in that riding that the tight vote should be thrown out, the party expressed disappointment over the ruling. It asserted how Elections Canada’s running of the election in that Toronto riding had been problematic. It pointed out that the ruling stressed Conservative candidate Ted Opitz and his campaign team followed the rules. It also expressed disap-

pointment over how 52,000 people in the riding “followed the rules, cast their ballots and ... had their democratic decision thrown into doubt.� This is a political disappointment for the Conservatives. It would have been interesting to see if the party’s stance would have been the same had a Conservative candidate not gathered the most votes in the election. This ruling should present an opportunity on many levels. A court has found there were a variety of irregularities at play that marred a vote, to a degree that the slim margin of victory can’t be trusted to be a democratic outcome. Elections Canada and the federal government should be concerned about what hap-

pened in that riding and if anything flagged by the judge as questionable in Etobicoke Centre played out problematically elsewhere. The Conservatives - the party of the majority Stephen Harper government - will be publicly ripped if it challenges this court ruling. It will be politically difficult for it to do that and also try to position itself that it’s concerned about the voting irregularities noted in this riding. Elections Canada needs to study this ruling and resolve how to address processes to improve how it stewards voting. The Conservatives should continue to stand behind Opitz and also welcome a byelection in his riding.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES GOOD (NEED HODSON), JOAN CATHERINE — passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Kelowna Hospice House on May 20, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Joan is survived by her husband Bryan, her children Heather and Alan (Francesca), her brother Richard (Iris), her sister Gail (Paul), her two grandchildren Penelope and Dominic, her nieces Tracey, Julie, Jennifer, Cindy, Danielle, and Amy, and her nephews Jeff, Greg, Curtis, and Chris. Joan was predeceased by her father Malcolm (2001) and her mother Irene (2004). Joan was born in Trail in 1940. Joan studied education at the University of Victoria and began her teaching career in Rossland. Later she taught in Cranbrook, Kimberly, various school districts around Tsawassen, and inTelkwa, and Smithers; retiring in 1999. Joan met her husband of 44 years, Bryan, while teaching in Cranbrook. Bryan and Joan were married in Trail in 1968. Both of their children were born in Cranbrook. The family moved a few times over the years with stops in Kimberly, Tsawassen, and Smithers. Bryan and Joan moved to Kelowna in 2007 to enjoy their retirement closer to family. Joan was a truly caring person, always worried more about others than her self. She enjoyed many hobbies with some of her favourites being painting, knitting, quilting, gardening, and playing bridge. Joan enjoyed the outdoors particularly skiing, golfing, and swimming. Every year the family would gather at the summer cottage at Christina Lake. Joan enjoyed watching her family and extended family enjoying the lake. The family would like to thank the staff of the Sindi Hawkins Centre, the staff of the Central Okanagan Hospice House, and Dr. Derek Adam for their loving care. We would also like to thank the many friends and family for their many cards, visits and phone calls over the past few weeks. A funeral service will be held at St. Michael’s and All Angels Cathedral, 608 Sutherland Ave Kelowna on Monday May 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or the Okanagan Hospice House. *** CROMARTY, HELEN EVA — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother Helen Eva Cromarty on Friday May 11, 2012. Helen is survived by Vic, her husband of 54 years; sons Colin of Prince Albert Saskatchewan; Victor of Victoria B.C., and her younger brother Jim Laird of Edmonton Alberta.

Helen is predeceased by her father and mother Jim and Annie Laird of Fruitvale B.C. Helen was born in St. Vital, Manitoba on January 14, 1937. Her family moved to Fruitvale B.C. in the mid-1950s. Helen later attended high school in Trail and went on to graduate from the Trail Business College. She worked for several years at the Trail Colour Centre and other locations in the Trail area. On March 10th 1958 she married Victor Leroy Cromarty of Fruitvale B.C. After their wedding they moved to Barrie, Ontario where Vic was stationed with the Canadian Forces’ Provost Corps. Over the next 27 years Helen endured many moves as a military wife to CFB Borden, CFB Ottawa, Carleton Place, CFB Edmonton, SHAPE Belgium, CFB Ottawa again and finally CFB Calgary. During these times she was often the lone parent, raising her two sons by herself while her husband was away with the Canadian Forces, the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces or other assignments. Helen was a very special person and held her family together under some very trying circumstances. Upon Vic’s retirement in 1978 Helen and family moved to Maple Ridge, B.C., eventually settling in Kamloops, B.C. in 1988. At Helen’s request there will not be a formal service. The burial of her ashes will take place in Fruitvale at a later date. We wish to thank the wonderful people who cared for her at the Royal Inland Hospital ICU in Kamloops. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Helen’s name to the Arthritis Society of Canada. *** GLOVER, DAVID (DAVE) — April 22, 1928 - May 21, 2012. Born in Rossland, BC, the only child of Isaac (Ike) and Kate Glover, Dad is survived by his devoted wife, Maureen Dawn (nee Harcus) of Northern Ontario, their three children; Shari, Dale (Wendy), and Leslie Anne (predeceased by son Richard Lawrie), and 5 lovingly cherished grandchildren; Elysia and Meghan of Victoria, and Kelynn, Kirsten and Brady of Trail. Strongly influenced by his father’s love of amateur “ham” radio, Dad launched a professional career in radio that spanned 44 fascinating years and various roles at local station CJAT(now KBS), making him somewhat of a local legend. Music was a huge passion of Dad’s (especially Big Band and Jazz) and he loved to share this joy with others. He spent

many years playing in bands around town including the Westernairs (a founding member) and kept an extensive music library that he spent hours enjoying with family. Dad’s love of the Kootenays and devotion to the ideal of public service played a significant role in his life resulting in his tireless years of volunteering with numerous organizations and earning him the “Citizen of the Year Award” in 1979. His commitment to community service continued up to this past year in his role as Volunteer Community Coordinator for Trail CNIB. In retirement, Dad focused his energies on his family and his long time loves - music, fishing, gardening...... he especially loved his summer escapes to Kootenay Lake (always dreaming of catching the “big one”) Thank you for honouring us with your strength of spirit and enthusiasm Dad...... you fought the good fight....we are proud to have been a part of your life, and you will be forever missed. A Memorial Service will be held at the Trail United Church on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:00 am with Reverend Keith Simmonds, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca *** STEELE, KENNETH ROGER — 1931 – 2012 Ken passed away on May 11, 2012 at the Trail Regional Hospital. He was born on July 2, 1931, the fourth of five sons, to Elma and Robert Steele who were farming one mile south of the village of Antelope, SK. At 18 years old, Ken came to BC to work for Base Metal Mines with his brother, Bob, near Field. He met Joan Curwen who he married on April 4, 1953. They raised three children, Nadine, Linda, and Cathy living first at the Mine Mill outside of Salmo, then downtown Salmo, and finally Rossland. Ken worked for West Kootenay Power as an electrician, eventually purchasing Herman’s Electric, located in Trail. After working on major contracting jobs, such as Waneta Plaza, he moved to Calgary to work as a real estate agent where he lived for many years with his second partner, Jean Miller. Ken and Jean ran a badge making company out of their garage and owned a key/lock business. For 8 years, Ken also was a volunteer driver for the Cancer Society. In 2009, Ken returned to live in Castle-

wood Village, Castlegar, to be closer to his children and brother Bob. Ken passed away at the age of 80. Ken’s ashes will be taken by two of his grandchildren to be spread on the Irish farm where his father was born. Left to mourn his death are his three daughters, Nadine Steele, Linda Prough (and husband Alan), Cathy Fulcher (and husband Peter), eight grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren, two brothers, Harry and Bob Steele, and many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by two older brothers, Stan and Fred. Friends of Ken are invited to attend his Celebration of Life to be held at 2 pm on July 7 at the Castlegar Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society. *** BARBIER, GERRY — 1944-2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerry Barbier, after a valiant battle with cancer. Gerry is survived by his wife and soulmate Kathy, his mom Johanna, children Nicole, Audrey, Marita, and Steven, step-daughters Colleen Provan (late Heath Duclos) and Leah Carmichael (Tom) and 6 sisters and their families. Gerry was also a loving Opa to Justin, Kyleigh, Dakota, Kody, Riannon, Rachel, Jade, Trevor, Kevin and Shayna. Gerry was a strong, warm, compassionate man with a wonderful sense of humour and a gentle soul. He spent most of his working life driving long haul and treating each trip like a new adventure. During his short retirement he and Kathy fulfilled their dream of travelling across Canada in their motorhome, a trip that they both enjoyed immensely. Gerry loved Kootenay Lake, riding his Goldwing motorcycle, working in his yard, setting up his model trains and hanging out with family and friends. He made everyone that he came in contact with feel welcomed and appreciated. Gerry was a very special man to many who will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. At Gerry’s request, there will not be a service. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation (radiology department) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca You are invited to leave a personal message of sympathy at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca --Released from your pain, Route 66 awaits you, Gerry--

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LIFESTYLES

Propping up feet in public an etiquette faux pas

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The Level 2 Jazz Company dancers from the Steps Dance Centre were in costume for their number entitled “It’s All About Me.” It was taken at the recent Vibe Competition in Winfield. The girls are busy gearing up for the year end recital on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Charles Bailey Theatre.

Dial-up Internet service a reality for many Canadians THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The next time you get frustrated because a website refuses to load instantly, or a streaming video has to buffer for a few seconds, think of the surprisingly large number of Canadians still on dial-up. According to a few different estimates, there are hundreds of thousands of Canadians still travelling the information superhighway in the slow lane, who only get online after waiting for a series of bleeps, piercing shrieks and blurts of static to be belted out by their dial-up modem. And that’s just the beginning of their waiting. “It’s pretty dramatic,” says Ross Kouhi, executive director for

the National Capital FreeNet, a donationdriven service that provides free or inexpensive dial-up access to about 3,600 users in the Ottawa area. “As you’re demonstrating it to somebody it’s always a little surprising to see just how slow things load.” The CRTC estimated that in 2010, there were about 366,000 dial-up customers across the country. The Convergence Consulting Group says residential dial-up subscriptions went from well over a million in 2007 to about 250,000 at the end of 2011. And surveys by the Media Technology Monitor suggested about three per cent of the population was using dial-up Internet in 2011.

For some Canadians in rural communities, dial-up is the only way they can get online. In 2010, the CRTC estimated that five per cent of the population had no access to highspeed Internet, with that rate nearing 16 per cent in rural areas. But for others, inexpensive dial-up is simply the only affordable alternative to highspeed access, which can start at $30 or more a month. With most of the population using increasingly efficient high-speed accounts, web developers have largely stopped trying to optimize their sites for slower connections. Kouhi says there’s still plenty of demand for inexpensive dial-up access, although few

rave about the service’s speed and the web surfing experience. “A lot of people who were making due with dial-up are starting to find it’s getting more and more difficult to use, so much of the content on the Internet is so rich and even though you think you’re looking at a simple web page, quite often there’s a lot of baggage behind it,” says Kouhi. Some of the dial-up users he speaks with say they mostly stay off the web and only use email to connect with family and friends. But even email can be annoying on dial-up, especially when attachments are involved. Kouhi has a sister who lives in a rural area and until recently only had dial-up access. His

family learned to leave her out of group emails when it came to sharing photos, he says. “You always have to remember to not send the big pictures to the one sister, to save her the grief, because she would say it would take her all night to download a big pile of photographs,” Kouhi says. “And she’d come back in the morning and they weren’t anything she wanted to see anyways.”

TORONTO - After a long spell of chilly weather, many are keen to unleash their bare feet as the temperatures climb, showing off their tootsies at patios, parks, playgrounds and other public hotspots while soaking up the rays. Some may be tempted to stretch out their legs on armrests or prop up bare feet for the sake of comfort - or to eke out a little extra space while lounging. But whether you’re cruising solo or among a packed crowd, those in the business of good manners agree that feet on public seats is a faux pas. “As soon as you get into public areas - which is transport, offices, airplanes, waiting rooms, anything like that - it’s no longer yours. It belongs to everybody,” said Suzanne Nourse, founder and owner of The Protocol School of Ottawa and coauthor of “The Power of Civility.” “Etiquette to me, the true meaning of etiquette, it’s not about the knife and fork: it’s how we treat other people. And putting your feet up - where somebody else is going to sit down in a few minutes - is inappropriate.” Etiquette expert Karen Cleveland agrees there is a time and place to hoist your feet up. “When you see people with bare feet and they put their feet up on a seat... or on the headrest of the seat in front of them in a theatre, it’s disgusting,” said Cleveland, writer of the column Finishing School. “If you’re at the beach, if you’re lounging with your friends in your garden, that’s a very different environment than being in a public forum sitting on a cramped subway or in a movie theatre,” she added. So should someone feel inclined to swat away at strangers’ feet encroaching their space or read the riot act to those committing the foot fault? “If they’re not directly impeding you, it might gross you out, but you don’t need to walk around as etiquette police and tell people what to do. That’s in poorer taste, I think,” said Cleveland.

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RELIGION

TRAIL & DISTRICT CHURCHES

Why We Should Pray Within the Catholic Church, the Sacrament of ConďŹ rmation is when the church recognizes successful candidates as adults. A similar recognition occurs within the Jewish faith. Bar Mitzvah for boys and Bat Mitzvah for girls is when boys and girls in the Jewish community become responsible for their actions. Prior to that, the child’s parents assume responsibility for their actions. When young children assume this responsibility, they become a Bat Mitzvah (boys) or a Bar Mitzvah (girls). Once boys and girls reach this status, they can ofďŹ cially lead prayer and other religious services, both within their families and within their communities. Similar to young Catholics, who spend years preparing to receive the Sacrament of ConďŹ rmation, Jewish boys and girls spend years preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, including attending Hebrew School and performing charity or community service -- requirements that are very similar to those young Catholics must fulďŹ ll.

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he almost exclusively female congregation had just finished singing, “Let there be peace�, when a friend turned to me, and remarked that the Catholics had gone for gender-neutral language. The original words of the song, “with God as our Father, brothers are all are we/Let me walk with my brother� had been rewritten, “with God our creator, chilLOUISE dren all are we/Let me walk with my neighbour�. “In my dreams,� Everyday Theology was my first thought, but I responded with, “We prefer the term inclusive language.� This exchange took place at the conclusion of this year’s World Day of Prayer, an ecumenical event that celebrates the determination and achievements of women around the world in overcoming poverty, oppression, and human rights abuses. It was the turn of the Catholic women to host the event, and they opted, most appropriately in my view, for an inclusive language version of the song. I was reminded of this encounter recently while listening to a discussion on gender neutrality in Sweden. The discussion centered on language, and one little word, “hen�. The most recent edition of the Swedish online “National Encyclopedia� proposes replacing “han� (he) and “hon� (she) with the gender neutral pronoun “hen�. Sweden, the most gender equal country in the world, would like to eliminate traditional gender stereotyping and roles, and views language as a tool to accomplish that goal. The examples from Sweden and the World Day of Prayer illustrate the ability of language to shape and reflect a society’s values. The power of language to express a community’s world view underlies the feminist push for gender-neutral language when referring to God. Since the 1980’s, the application of gender-neutral language to God has been a common practice in many seminaries, Bible colleges, and theological schools. This practice is clearly not catching on, as most churches persist in referencing God as male in their worship. Christianity has inherited centuries of androcentric language, language that is centered on and around men to the exclusion of women, to describe God. While theologically God is spirit, possessing neither a male nor female form, linguistically God is typically described as male. This inherited way of speaking about God affects our thinking about God and others. The almost exclusive use of androcentric language to describe God perpetuates the stereotype of male superiority, implies that women are subordinate, and that male dominance is divinely ordained. The persistent metaphor of God as a ruling (usually white) male legitimizes social systems that glorify men, exclude women, exploit the marginalized, and contribute to racism. These are the same systems that many religions seek to transform. The language of public worship should aim to be more inclusive. Specifically masculine language can be balanced with Biblical images of God as mother, wisdom and spirit. As the Swedish drive for gender-neutral language indicates, linguistic change and structural change are two sides of the same coin. Religions that speak about transforming unjust systems need to take a hard look at their language for God. In my view, it is time to stop making God into the image of men. Trail resident Louise McEwan is a catechist and former teacher, with degrees in English and Theology. She blogs at www.faithcolouredglasses.blogspot. com. Reach her at mcewan.lou@gmail.com

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Beaver Valley May Days would have a difficult time financially if it weren’t for sponsors like Ali Grieve of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. Sponsors contribute up to $10,000 which helps with events like the fireworks display, parade, kids’ carnival, 3-on-3 street hockey, a church service, citizen of the year, the showcase of performing arts and a seniors’ tea. May Days solicits the help of many volunteer groups who in turn receive honouriums totalling more than $5,000. Receiving a cheque from Grieve, centre, are left, Madeleine Harlamovs and, right, David Chartres.

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MLA questions minister over hospital delays THE NELSON STAR Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall told the Minister of Health last week that taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill for the Kootenay Lake Hospital delays. Mungall questioned Michael de Jong in the legislature after it was announced earlier this month that the hospital would be delaying the opening of the new emergency room and diagnostic imaging floors. “To have made such a major mistake in terms of the flooring… People are asking questions in my community. “I think they’re fair questions, and this is one of the questions that they’re asking. Is this something that was avoidable? If so, who’s responsible?” asked Mungall. According to a press release from the MLA, de Jong said the Interior Health Authority has primary responsibility for this project. While he said the cost overrun will be

covered through a combination of the project’s contingency fund and warranty, he was not able to give an exact figure of what the total cost would be. The expansion project at the hospital was originally announced in April 2009. The grand opening of the new emergency room has been delayed four times. “You know, if there was one delay, I don’t think anybody in my community would ask this question, but

there have been several delays. What is that going to mean for Kootenay Lake Hospital? “What is that going to mean for the community, and what can we anticipate next?” Mungall asked the minister. “Will we get a ribbon-cutting ceremony this fall, or will there be another day?” According to the press release de Jong could not guarantee that this will be the final delay for the project.

A Grand Forks resident is currently under investigation after attempting to import exotic animals over the Carson/Danville border on April 11. Border services officers examined the shipment of frogs, invertebrates and arachnids and determined that it contained animals that were listed on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). “The importer did not have an import or deport document as required by CITES, Environment Canada or US Fish and Wildlife,” said Faith St. John, communications advisor at Canadian Border

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Business owners express anger to MP over duty-free exemptions Torgerson said the community still seeks donations from local businessLocal business owners vented their es for fundraising, and it’s growing frustrations about the upcoming fed- harder to provide them. eral budget to Kootenay-Columbia “How do I keep supporting things MP David Wilks on Wednesday mor- in our community if our communning. ity is not supporting us? I feel our Cranbrook and government is not supDistrict Chamber of porting us either.” “I completely Commerce members are One business owner agree with you upset by the increase to said he has to pay 20 but I will not duty-free tax exempper cent duty on prodtions, which will come ucts he imports from vote against the into place June 1. the U.S., but consumbudget.” Cross-border shopers can go down to the pers who spend more States themselves and DAVID WILKS than 24 hours in the buy the exact same item U.S. will now be able without paying duty on to bring back up to $200 in products it. duty free, up from $50. Wilks agreed to take business’s Those who spend more than 48 concerns back to Ottawa and asked hours in the U.S. will be able to bring chamber members to write letters back up to $800 in goods duty free, outlining their concerns so he could up from $400. take them with him. At a retail committee meeting on “You’re telling me to go back to Wednesday, Wilks told the business (Finance) Minister (Jim) Flaherty owners that those limits hadn’t been and say the voice of my constituents changed in 20 years, and the increase is to leave the exemptions as they would bring Canadian shoppers up are and tell the people at the border to par with limits for U.S. shoppers to start collecting taxes,” he added, in Canada. But local business people after business owners said border said the increase is going to take officials sometimes don’t enforce money away from Cranbrook stores. tax-free limits. “We can’t compete with the U.S. “We can make it better for those We pay more for our products, and in business so they can get a better we can’t compete. So we need to deal on imports, so if they choose keep the consumers here,” said Ted to pass it on to consumers they can. Lauritsen from Alpine Toyota. Right now, you don’t have a choice,” “I have no clue why you would he said. have voted for that, as ladies and Wilks said he sympathizes with gentlemen in this room who voted the challenges that businesses face. for you,” Lauritsen’s coworker Ken “I completely agree with you but Dunsire told Wilks. I will not vote against the budget,” Home Hardware owner Martin he said.

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The Rotary Club of Grand Forks, represented by members Steve Babakaiff, past president, Pat Hudson, secretary, Wendy McCulloch, director, and Rob Ogloff, president, present a $1,000 donation to the Digital Mammography campaign at KBRH Health Foundation. Director of Development, Lisa Pasin, accepts their generous donation.

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GARDENING

With the right care, annuals are a colourful garden staple

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n annual is a plant that completes the life cycle in a single growing season. It usually germinates, flowers and dies within one year. While some may feel it’s a lot of work to plant these flowers every season, there can be many delightful rewards. Annuals/bedding plants offer continues colour from May through October and give us the opportunity to change up the look of the garden every year if we choose. Even though annuals are easygoing because they are bred to be tough and durable, most are also

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I add good compost and bonemeal next, then mix it all together and finally, pop in the plants. If I’m planting in containers I also add a scoop of bloodmeal and some slow-release fertilizer just for good measure. I’ve tried many varieties of annuals throughout my gardening journey. Some performed beautifully with little effort , while some were not as rewarding. As promised, this week I want to share some of my favourites along with recommendations from my friend, Bill Garnett. Bill has had extensive experience plant-

ing baskets and containers for sale at Columbia Valley Garden Centre as well as using annuals in the Communities-inBloom beds for the last several years. The winning specimens usually require little fussing or dead-heading. At one time, there was not much selection for shadier garden spots; not so any more. Impatiens have been a staple in my garden beds but my favourite shade annual is the tuberous/non-stop Begonia. Given morning sun and afternoon shade they put on a glorious display and are available in double or singleflowers and a multitude PATTY SIDDALL PHOTO

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For fillers, he suggests the pretty blue Torenia or ‘Swingtime’ Fuschia and for trailing plants, Bill recommends white ‘Snowstorm’ Bacopa, Lobelia, ‘Wojo Gem’ Vinca or ‘White Nancy’ Lamium.

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The majority of annuals require full sun, which means they need direct light for at least six to eight hours daily. My favourite for garden beds happens to be ‘Victoria Blue’ Salvia because it doesn’t seem to need dead-heading. The foliage is grayishgreen with deep blue flowers that run up and down 8-10 in. flower spikes. Another staple in my garden beds is white, Sweet Alyssum; there’s nothing that beats it for fabulous fragrance. In containers, I quite often use Geraniums and ‘Purple Fountain’ Grass. Bill recommends the ‘Patriot’ geraniums. They are early bloomers with sensational container performance. For sun fillers, he suggests the pretty little yellow sanvitalia (creeping zinnia), ‘Callie’ series of Calibrachoa and/ or the ‘Diamond Frost’ Euphorbia. For trailing specimens he likes to use Lobelia, ‘Caroline’ Ipomoea (sweet potato vine) or blue, daisy-like Felicia. Combinations of colour and textures in the garden are a creative preference. Whether your garden design is casual or formal, annuals are an excellent source of accent and colour for great garden pizzazz. Patty Siddall operates a local garden business and shares this space with business partner Betty Drover every other Friday. Contact: 250364-1005


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Grade 12 students Jourdyne Mason, Bethany Yorston, and Tessa Rieberger are working hard at Hoops for Hearts headquarters with leadership-skills teacher Terry Jones in a concerted effort to organize J. L. Crowes’ largest basketball tournament on Tuesday and raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. we ever had with Heat in the Street,” added Mason. Teams are split into the Grade 8’s, 9 and 10’s, and 11 and 12’s, and further bracketed into competitive, recreational, and mixed categories. Like the NCAA basketball tournament, each bracket comes down to exciting final four match-ups. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, and for best team name, best uniform, most money raised, and the longest shot decided in a shooting competition. An energetic group of about 50 student volunteers will referee games, keep score and help out with the barbecue and refreshments.

The cooperative effort between the organizers, students, and teachers is indeed impressive. So much so, the school is hoping to raise up to $10,000. Organizers encourage the community to come out, watch some of the action, and donate generously to the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help them reach their goal, says Jones. “Our goal and mission statement is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, to raise awareness for heart disease, to raise funds, and to have a really fun cultural activity here at school.” While logistics and planning has seen a

few bumps on the way, Jones and the leadership class hope this becomes an annual Crowe event, that promotes a great cause and galvanizes school spirit. “We’re blazing our own trail,” said Yorston. “At least that is what it feels like.” One that they hope becomes a favourite Crowe tradition. Funds raised support vital research that leads to breakthrough medical advances, social change, and health information. The tip off for J. L. Crowe’s Hoops for Hearts is at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and goes to about 2:30 p.m. The public is invited.

CASTLEGAR - The Selkirk Saints are marching into the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season determined to build and strengthen their club. On Wednesday the team announced a commitment from defenceman Brett Kipling from the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Kipling helped the Millionaires to a Conference final appearance last season, and totaled three goals, six assists in 34 games. “Brett is a steady two-way defenceman who has proven himself as a key player at the Junior A level,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “He brings three years of experience in the SJHL where he’s played against a high level of competition, so I expect his transition to college hockey to be a smooth one. Brett will have an opportunity to play a big role and log some important minutes for us next season.” Kipling is the second defenceman to commit to Selkirk College this spring, joining 6-foot-4 blueliner Dylan Smith. Kipling and Smith, who played with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Lloydminster Bobcats and North American Hockey League’s Dawson Creek Rage, combine to bring over 200 games of Junior A experience to the Saints’ blueline. “I’m excited to be able to continue my hockey career at Selkirk College,” says Kipling. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help Selkirk College chase a league championship, along with experiencing the college lifestyle.”

SPORTS WEEKEND BRIEF Friday AM Ford Trail Orioles vs Kelowna Jays at 7 p.m. Butler Park May Days Minor league baseball tournament and Slopitch tournament starts in Fruitvale Haines Park at 4 p.m. Saturday Doubleheader Orioles vs Kelowna Jays 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Butler Park Golf West Kootenay Zone 1 Junior circuit at Redstone 18 holes May Days 3 on 3 Ball Hockey tournament Fruitvale Elementary School 9 a.m. Sunday Doubleheader Trail Jays vs Northeast 49ers 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Butler Park

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The KidSport Community Fest was a huge success. The family event attracted 1000’s from across the region and added another unique feature to Silver City Days. KidSport Greater Trail partnered up with Ferraro Foods and Teck to organize the event and joined Rustic Crust Pizza, Warfield Fire Fighters and Teck’s Wellness and Learning. Together they raised over $5,000 for KidSport, Sanctuary and the KBRH Foundation Digital Mammography Campaign. From left: Bill Clark (KBRH foundation), Brenda Hooper (Sanctuary), Ron Johnston (Foundation), Heather Bartlett (Teck), Gord Menelaws (Teck Health), Danny Ferraro, Betty Ann Marino (KidSport) and Tim Wiley (Rustic Crust) .

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Swing into summer Don’t miss out on B. V. activities Improve your golf game Take advantage of Adult Golf Lessons taught by CPGA Kevin Nesbitt. This lesson series includes four hours of instruction in small class sizes and a relaxed atmosphere. Golf clubs can be provided and all levels are welcome as there will be a lot of one-on-one instruction. Call now to register for the session on June 9-10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Champion Lakes Golf Course. Register at Trail Parks and Recreation at 364-0888. Massage Your Baby is a work-

shop that teaches the basics of baby massage. Help your baby sleep better, decrease gas and colic, and improve bonding. Learn about all the many benefits of baby massage. Both parents are encouraged to attend; babies must be pre-crawling to attend. The next workshop is held on June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Keep your eyes open for the many upcoming summer camps and activities that are guaranteed to keep your family busy. Visit us online for more information at www.trail.ca, or call the Trail Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.

Last chance to pre-register. Zumbatomic is a specially designed Zumba class for kids. The two Zumbatomic age groups are Little Starz 4 - 7, and Big Starz 8 - 12. Next session will begin on Monday and run to June 25. T-ball (ages 4-6), instructed by Bethany Yorston and Jourdyne Mason, will lead the kids through fun games and easy-to-learn drills. Basic t-ball skills, such as throwing the ball, catching, running and hitting. Next session goes Monday to June 25 from 4-4:30 p.m. at

Haines Park. $15 per child. Kids Soccer, instructed by Bethany Yorston and Jourdyne Mason, will introduce your child to soccer, through fun games and easy to learn soccer drills. Parent participation may be required. Starts Monday to June 25 from 4:30-5 p.m. (ages 4-5) and 5-5:30pm (ages 2-3) at Haines Park. Rainy days will be cancelled. $15 per child. Bootcamp instructed by Stephanie Mervyn, kicks off Sunday evenings at the Montrose Park (green space beside ball field) from 6:30-7:30pm. Begins

Sunday – June 24. $40 for five classes. Come out to meet new people and get a great workout. Zumba Gold instructed by April Haws, is an adult program for all fitness levels. This session dances Tuesdays from 8:108:55 a.m. with a 15 minute tea time to follow; May 29 - July 10 at the Fruitvale Hall for May and June and the Montrose Hall for July. Cost is $45.50 seniors or $9 drop in and $50 others or $10 drop in. To register for any of the above programs, please call Kelly at 367-9319.

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New parents don’t need to share explicit details Dear Annie: I am becoming excessively annoyed by a new trend I’m seeing with my friends who have recently become parents -- the “naked mommy.” I’m 27 and have not yet had children. Several of my friends are having their second or third, but most are on their first. I work in a physician’s office, so I see a lot of medical-related nudity, and it is not a problem for me. But when I check my email, text messages or Facebook page, it is an entirely different story. All of my “mommy friends” are posting pictures of themselves breast feeding or otherwise with everything hanging out for the world to see. A friend of mine recently posted a very detailed video of the birth of her daughter. Another friend could have fielded a softball team with the number of people who were in the delivery room, including her husband’s male friends. It was weird. My

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sister, bless her heart, dropped her undies at a friend’s baby shower to show her episiotomy stitches. I understand that going through the process of having a baby makes you inured to being naked. But that doesn’t mean others want to see you in the raw. I’ve tried telling my friends that I have no interest in their breastfeeding and delivery videos, but they say I’m a prude. Am I wrong to think that just because you can take a picture of it doesn’t mean you should? -- Not a Prude, Just Prudent Dear Prudent: This is a combination of new

mommy pride and the current obsession to publicize every private moment -- with a little exhibitionism thrown in. New parents are often so enamored of their amazing experience that they feel compelled to share all the specific details with everyone. We agree that they should save the explicit photos, videos and dropped panties (for heaven’s sake) specifically for those who ask to see them. Dear Annie: A young adult nephew recently sent a letter to family and friends asking for donations to help pay for a summer humanitarian aid trip working as a missionary in a Third World country. While this person is one of my favorite relatives, I have a problem with this. My idea of fundraising for personal goals is working your tail off at a car wash, not hitting up relatives for money. More importantly, I believe in

respecting the religious beliefs of indigenous cultures and providing humanitarian aid with no religious strings attached. I feel if I raise the first objection, I’ll become the black-sheep “Scrooge” of the family. Raising the second point will offend this nephew’s religious beliefs. My inclination is to send a small donation and keep my mouth shut. What would you do? -Reluctant Contributor Dear Reluctant: It is not necessary to argue the merits of the trip or your opinion about fundraising. Your choice is simply to donate or not. If you think a small amount will maintain peace in the family and not overly irritate you, it’s a reasonable compromise. Dear Annie: “Worst Fiance Ever in Toronto” sounds as if he has a lot of remorse about sleeping with his soon-to-be sister-in-law. However, he can’t keep this inside forever.

I really think it’s best for him to come clean and tell his fiancee everything, even though the consequences will most probably be the termination of the engagement and possibly the end of her brother’s marriage. He messed up big time,

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, May 26, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Expect the unexpected today. The downside is that this could be an accidentprone day for your kids (or kids in your care). The upside is that you are wildly creative! Romance might be surprising as well. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your family routine will not go as expected today. Surprises will occur, perhaps with unexpected company or canceled guests. Small appliances could break down, or exciting new high-tech equipment might arrive. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re full of bright, original ideas today; however, this also is a slightly accident-prone day for you. Think before you speak or do anything. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Keep an eye on your money

scene today. You might find money; you might lose money. Guard your possessions against loss or theft. However, a new job or source of income could appear. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You feel excited and full of energy today. You want to do many things; above all, you don’t want to be bored or to stagnate. You want excitement! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a restless day but probably quite positive. Your sense of adventure is strong, and you want to do something different. Shake it up a little! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might meet someone unusual or eccentric in a group situation today. Or possibly, someone you already know will do something that amazes you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Authority figures might do or say something that throws you for a loop. Don’t overreact, and don’t quit your day job. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Travel plans look exciting; however, they also are unreliable. Seek out adventure, and meet people from different backgrounds, but allow extra time for detours and

unexpected events. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Surprise gifts, goodies and favors from others might come your way today. Perhaps your partner or spouse will get an unexpected bonus or a raise. Something looks promising. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Partners and close friends definitely are unpredictable today. Just accept this and go

with the flow. (They might see you the same way -- who knows?) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Delays at work likely are due to computer crashes, power outages and staff shortages. It’s hard to control how things unfold today; however, you are highly creative and are capable of excellent problem-solving. YOU BORN TODAY You have your own personal

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In memory of our Dad and Papa

Kitty Bradford

If tears could build a stairway, and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. La-Loo Papa, we miss you Dad. Love, your family.

Coming Events TRAIL FOE Auxiliary #2838 Meeting Monday, May28th., 7:30pm

Personals 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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Getaways LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. May Special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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

fax 250.368.8550 email nationals@trailtimes.ca Employment Employment Help Wanted Help Wanted

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

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.

Help Wanted

Data Entry Clerk

Help Wanted Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

12 hours per week

Line Cook

Must be proÀcient in Excel & Quickbooks/ Quicken

Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

Resumes to be dropped off at the Glenwood Motel front ofÀce Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm No phone calls

Help Wanted

WANTED PAPER CARRIERS

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

Rossland

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

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

Blueberry

Genelle

Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Route 303 16 papers 12th Ave, Grandview Pl

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Montrose

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 & Hunter’s Place

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

Salmo Route 451 8th St, 9th St

IS SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

MEAT DEPARTMENT MANAGER PRODUCE DEPARTMENT MANAGER FRONT END SUPERVISOR GROCERY CLERK PRODUCE CLERK Please submit resumes in person or email to: Liberty ‘AG’ Foods 1950 Main Street, Fruitvale, BC Email: libertyfoods@telus.net Only Those Candidates Short-Listed Will Be Contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Call for Board of Director(s) 2 – Positions One Year Term Community Futures of Greater Trail is a dynamic, volunteer board-driven organization looking for individuals to assist in fulfilling 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 region’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, significant 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: craig@communityfutures.com. Closing date for the application process is June 15, 2012. Community Futures’ services and programs are made possible with the assistance of the Government of Canada via Western Economic Diversification Canada. For more detailed information on the application process and our organization, please visit www.communityfutures.com.

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CLASSIFIEDS Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Services

Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Legal Services

Contractors

Food Products

Garage Sales

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 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

**WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL DAILY TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

BUTCHER SHOP

TADANAC Neighbourhood Sale! Sat. May 26 9am-noon

Trades, Technical

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

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328 Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

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. www.pioneerwest.com

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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

Trades, Technical

V & G Coatings Spray in box liners and deck, concrete and industrial coatings 250.304.8971

Garden & Lawn Siddall Garden Services

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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Painting & Decorating Garth McKinnon 364-1218

Journeyman Painter Paving/Seal/ Coating

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Garage Sales

SEALCOATING DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS - OIL BASED why settle for a rubberized plastic coating. Fully Insured with WCB Coverage. Free Estimates 250 354-7140 www.sunrisesealcoating.ca

DIRTBUSTERS Carpet cleaning, ood work, furnace and airduct cleaning. 250-3640145, 250-364-1484 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

Houses For Sale

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

BEAVER FALLS, 998 Hwy 3B Sat. May26, 8-? Multi-family. Antique dresser, stand, cement mixer, art prints, books. E.TRAIL, 1362 3rd Avenue, Saturday, May26th, 8am-3pm. Multi-family. FRUITVALE, 12 N. Kootenay Avenue, Saturday, May 26, 8am-3pm. FRUITVALE, 2078 Green Rd. Sat. May 26th, 8-Noon. Daycare toys, tools. FRUITVALE 47Moller Rd. May 26. 9am-? Wine making equip. etc. FRUITVALE 67 Trest Drive (near 5 way Junction) Sat. May 26. 8am-3pm Boys clothes 0-5yrs, toys, Melissa & Doug kitchen, dog pen, Miscellaneous FRUITVALE, 80 Walnut Ave. 8am-2pm Sat. May 26 Household items, some antiques MONTROSE, 885 & 875 10th Avenue. Saturday, May 26, 8am-1pm. Reno. sale Montrose. Estate Sale. Sat. May 26. 655 10th Ave. 9am 2pm. NO EARLY BIRDS. Furniture, tools, & household items. RIVERVALE, 270 Second Ave. Saturday, May 26. 8am4pm. A little bit of everything! Salmo. Moving Sale. Sat & Sun, May 26 & 27. 9am-4pm. 1001 9th Street. SUNNINGDALE, 1040 Regan Cres. Moving Sale, Saturday, May 26, starting at 8:00am

Misc Services

Houses 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

Merchandise for Sale

WarďŹ eld. 3 family garage & estate sale. Sat. May 26. 8am2pm. 470 Forrest Drive. Collectables, home decor, furniture and much 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 www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale 24th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 25th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 26th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 125 tables.$3 admission is good for both days. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? QUALITY clothing sz 18up. tops, jeans, shorts, & coats. Various sizes. New sz 10W shoes. 250.367.6124 Lift recliner exc. cond. $500obo SCREENED TOP Soil, $30. per yard. 250-367-9308

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

Real Estate Houses For Sale SALMO 4BD 1102sq.’ ďŹ nished bsmnt, carport, covered patio, well mntnd. close to school. $259,000. 250.357.2465

Houses For Sale

1st Trail Real Estate

www.coldwellbankertrail.com 1252 Bay Avenue, TRAIL (250) 368-5222

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Sat, May 26 12-2pm 229 Currie Street Annable $185,000

MLS# K205504

Trail $485,900

Fruitvale $429,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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MLS# K205398

MLS# K212336

Fruitvale $274,900 Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

WarďŹ eld $259,900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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3 Bdrm 2 Bath

MLS# K211176

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MLS# K210392

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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MLS# K205620

MLS# K210797

Beaver Falls $349,900 us Spacio Home

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MLS# K210959

Fruitvale $335,000

MLS# K200229

MLS# K210284

Fruitvale $274,500

MLS# K205510

MLS# K213040

MLS# K212192

Montrose $495,000

GREAT MENT INVEST

MLS# K212535

Trail $218,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

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MLS# K207019

MLS# K206391

WarďŹ eld $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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CLASSIFIEDS Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Transportation

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

MONTROSE small 2bd FS,NO PETS, $425/mo 250.367.7005

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

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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Auto Financing

Houses For Sale

1840 OAK ST

2 bed/2 bath with spacious layout, generous windows, fresh renovations and wide open river views!

How to make your old sofa disappear:

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Houses For Sale

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Open plan living at its Ànest! Kitchen for a chef, HW Áoor, covered patio, fenced yard with storage shed!

4 bdrm 2 bath, completely reno’dfamily home with detached garage and yard with UG sprinklers in a convenient location.

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

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

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

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

W NE

Glenmerry

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$229,000

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.

Sunningdale

T MIN

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

$264,500

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

Trail

Fruitvale

Genelle

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

T MIN

$239,000

Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26

$65,000

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

W NE

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.

1-800-910-6402

GUARANTEED

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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

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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.

Fruitvale

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

$65,000 W NE

Fruitvale

G TIN LIS

$379,900

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

Montrose

R TE AC AR ME H O C H

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

$209,000

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

$179,500

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, May 27 noon-2pm

$359,500

3062 Laburnum Dr, Glenmerry

Waneta Village

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Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

Cars - Domestic 1930 Model-A Ford Tudor, green/ black. Fully restored. Drive it home. Asking $11,950 obo 509-446-1045 or 509-6756432. 1999 Ford Taurus 250-3683084

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

Scrap Car Removal Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Moorage

Fruitvale

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

Trail

$149,900

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Miral Heights

$529,000

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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

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

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

W NE

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

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

Come on down to Trail and don't worry about the snow.

G TIN LIS

$239,000

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Apt/Condo for Rent

www.allprorealty.ca

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

for Pre-Approval www.amford.com or www.autocanada.com

250-368-5000

$139,900

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

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

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$120,000

The very last 2 building lots in Waneta Village. Build your own retirement duplex!

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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 taillon@shaw.ca.

Legal

Legal Notices DENIED OR CUT OFF DISABILITY BENEFITS? If Yes, call or email for free legal consultation and protect your right to compensation. Toll Free: 1-888-988-7052

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CLASSIFIEDS

SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Sunday, May 27, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re full of clever ideas today. In fact, it’s an interesting day of meeting new people and doing fresh, unusual things. Enjoy! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) New, moneymaking ideas might occur to you today. Something unusual with your cash flow scene is likely. You might buy something modern or high-tech. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is an exciting day! You’re up for anything and eager for adventure. This is why you’ll meet new people and encounter unusual situations. (Life is unpredictable.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You can expect to feel restless today. (You have the feeling that you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.) No worries. In fact, this is a restless day for many people! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Group encounters (small

meetings or large conferences) will bring some surprises to you today. This could be the decision of the group, or it might be that you will meet someone unusual or hear something quite amazing. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Bosses, parents and teachers are full of surprises today. This could make you want to rebel against new rules. (It’s best not to overreact.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Sudden and unexpected travel opportunities might come your way today; ditto for opportunities to get further education or training. Alternatively, travel plans might change. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Gifts, goodies and favors from others might come your way suddenly today. Somehow the wealth and resources of others will bless you in an unexpected way. Yippee! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Partners and close friends

certainly are unpredictable today. Don’t be surprised if someone tells you something that blows you out of the water. (Be cool.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You feel really on top of things at work today because you see ways to make improvements. Let’s hope others agree with your point of view. You might encounter new technology today as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a creative day for those of you who work in the arts or in any creative field. It’s easy if you to be original and think outside the box. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Something unusual will occur with your home routine today. Someone unexpected might drop by. Something new or high-tech could be introduced into your home. It’s an interesting day! YOU BORN TODAY You always devote yourself to a cause (or your own development) because you are passionate! You’re a skilled com-

municator with strong views. You have humor, intelligence and a need to be heard. You can be highly original. Above all, you’re not a quitter. An interesting year ahead awaits you, because it’s the beginning of a new, exciting cycle. Open any door! Birthdate of: Isadora Duncan, modern dance pioneer; Monika Schnarre, model/actress; Louis Gossett Jr., actor. For Monday, May 28, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Once again, your schedule has to accommodate unexpected changes. (This makes you eager to talk to someone, because you have something to say.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Although you’re full of wonderful, moneymaking ideas, keep an eye on your money and possessions. Things are changing so fast that you might lose something or break it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) New change is swirling all around you, which is how you like to live, because you don’t do boring. Fresh news and new people in your life will spice up your day. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You feel restless today because you’re eagerly waiting to do something, but for

some reason, you have to hold yourself back. You’re waiting in the wings for something to develop. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’ll love talking to people in group situations today because information is flying back and forth. Everyone is full of ideas, including you. (Whatever happens might cause you to change your goals.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) People in authority will regard you as original and innovative today. You’re full of unusual ideas, and it looks like you’re prepared to gamble on something. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll enjoy studying anything new today. Exciting changes in higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media could occur. Be flexible with travel plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You want to break free of restrictions regarding shared property, inheritances, taxes and debt, because you see a better way of doing things. Why not run it up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Everyone feels unusually independent today, including partners and close friends. (You feel the same way.) That’s why conversations will go off on strange tangents.

SATURDAY’S CROSSWORD

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The introduction of new technology or new staff members will make this an interesting day at work. Stay flexible. Allow extra time for wiggle room. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Sudden opportunities for parties, vacations, social occasions or attending a sports event might fall in your lap today. Love at first sight will occur for some of you. (Wow.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re full of unusual ideas about making changes at home. It looks like you’re ready to step outside your comfort zone to entertain something new and different. YOU BORN TODAY You’re a self-starter, and you’re definitely original. (You often have geniuslike ideas that are surprisingly simple.) Plus, you’re very creative. You especially love to begin something new and fresh. You like to be busy and active because the act of being busy rejuvenates you and gives your life the excitement you want. Your year ahead will focus on close friendships and partnerships. Enjoy. Birthdate of: Ian Fleming, author; John Fogerty, musician; Lynn Johnston, cartoonist. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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