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Fine wine blends into art Saturday’s Art of Wine event has helped raise over $130,000 for pediatric ward BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Talk about taking your taste testing to the teetotaling top. With over 100 wines set to be sampled in the ninth annual Art of Wine this Saturday night (7-10 p.m.), your taste buds — and not your gullet — will be tempted with an array of wines from 19 wineries at the Colombo Lodge. It’s a wine tasting marathon, the full-bodied art of wine painted on the palette of your palate, with proceeds going to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital’s pediatric ward. A full roster of international and B.C.-bred wines — including Trail’s Columbia Gardens and Creston’s Skimmerhorn — will be stocking the cellar at Colombo Lodge for the semi-formal event that is at the top of the not-to-bemissed cultural calendar for Greater Trail. Started by Dr. Ken LeRose nine years ago, the gentlemen at Colombo Lodge have taken up the mantle of the event, carrying through on an issue that is near and dear to their hearts.

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The Art of Wine will run this Saturday night (7-10 p.m.) at the Colombo Lodge as Larry Martin and the rest of the Societa M.S. Cristoforo Colombo stage the ninth annual event. The benevolent Societa M.S. Cristoforo Colombo has been a patron of the pediatric ward for years, said its president, Larry Martin. Since its inception in 1905, the soci-

ety has been helping people in the area and adding in the ward, and the Art of Wine, to their purview made sense. “So now all people have to do is show up and taste a

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lot of really great wines,” said Martin. “It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.” The society has raised over $130,000 for the ward — and over $15,000 last year — helping buy advanced equipment that could not otherwise be purchased for the hospital. “Our children benefit directly as a result,” said Martin. Winery representatives will be on hand at tables set up with the various styles of wine, with receptacles for the “sampled” fermented fruit to be discarded in. In the midst of the sampling smorgasbord, people will also be able to view a select group of Kootenay artists — who will donate 20 per cent of their sales to the pediatric ward — and partake in a feast of appetizers. In the afternoon the Art of Wine will host a trade-testing event (2:30-4:30 p.m.) in the hall as local beer and wine stores search for a selection of the best wines to suit their needs. A $50 ticket to the Art of Wine also puts you in line for thousands of dollars worth of door prizes, including several trips for two. Tickets are available at Totem Travel, Star Grocery, Bear Country Kitchen in Rossland, Fruitvale Pharmacy, Bubblees in Castlegar and Frosty’s Cold Beer and Wine Shoppe in Trail.

Pay to play City surveys citizens on cost of access to Trail’s aquatic centre BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

If you want to play in Trail you have to pay. In Rossland, the question of who pays what for the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre, how much, and in what form will come out in the wash after a month-long plebiscite question begins Friday. The City of Rossland is asking its residents for their view on the city making financial contributions through property taxation for the use of the aquatic centre. The issue has been a long standing and sorely debated one since regional recreation was dissolved in 2008 after decades of squabbling among the partners, with Trail finally imposing additional financial implications on non residents like Rosslanders after the city refused to include a pay-to-play requirement in their property taxes. Currently, Rosslanders pay a non Trail Resident Program fee, double what residents holding a valid card would shell out for daily, monthly or annual usage fees. Although the plebiscite question is nonbinding — using a simple for or against format — Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom said the outcome will frame city’s council conscience in how to move forward. “The aquatic centre is a very costly facility to run, we are very aware of that,” he said. “And we’re also aware we have some major infrastructure work going on in the downtown right now … so every dollar we have is precious. We don’t have the nicety of a large industrial tax base.”

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Montrose council backs moratorium on smart meters BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

Smart meters won’t be installed on homes in Montrose if the village’s council has any input in the matter. On May 22 in its regular council meeting, village council carried a motion supporting a moratorium on the installation of smart meters in the community. Mario Como is a concerned resident of Montrose who part-

nered with the Kootenay chapter of Citizens for Safe Technology to raise concerns about the issues of smart meters. Como attended a village meeting two months ago and expressed concerns about the council’s delayed response to his request to accept a moratorium on smart meters. “Mayor (Joe) Danchuk postponed it,” said Como, “but postponing it is like putting the cart in

front of the horse.” Councillor Mary Gay put the motion forward and it was seconded by Coun. Cindy Cook, who stipulated she also wanted to support B.C. Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko’s presentation to Parliament to lower Safety Code 6 in regards to radio frequency. Safety Code 6 sets guidelines for utility companies to follow a certain standard and some of

the research indicates the safety code is set too high and should be lowered. “It’s too high,” said Cook during the council meeting, referring to Safety Code 6. Council supported a federal review of the code in the same motion, in light of increasing exposure to non-ionizing microwave radiation. “That was huge,” said Como referring to Cook’s stipulation.

“I’m hoping that other areas will come together because it’s going to affect everybody. It’s not just the Village of Montrose or Castlegar, everybody’s got a stake in it.” FortisBC is responsible for the Village of Montrose, but representatives were unavailable for comment about what kind of weight the village’s new motion carries, or if any smart meters have already been installed in the community.

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Vince Morrelli, the chief administrative officer for the Village of Warfield, pointed out the repairs that need to be done due to the recent erosion at Trail Creek. The stability of the bank property that was damaged, near Wellington Ave, is probably a result of high flowing water in the area.

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A band-aid solution might be what the doctor ordered. The stability of the bank near Trail Creek in Annable, near Wellington Ave, has been compromised this spring because of melted snow running through the area. “This concrete block shifted and so did all of these rocks,� Vince Morelli, the chief administrative officer for the Village of Warfield, said as he pointed at some of the damage. “The problem is that a gas line dangles under the creek and there’s a trunk sewer.� Morelli has ordered an assessment of the damaged property and received a list of suggestions from Deverney Engineering Services Ltd. The water in Trail Creek runs high during spring runoff and the engineering service has suggested making minor structural changes to the property to minimize the damage until the environment is more stable to find a long-term solution. The engineering company suggested including the placement of rock riprap in the upper areas of the site. And, to minimize additional erosion and loss of finer material behind the rock riprap, concrete grout will be used to fill the voids behind the rock riprap. Several angular rocks will replace the destroyed pieces during the restoration work. On top of that, additional rocks could be used to restore the rock facing. If rock is imported for installation, a mixture of angular rock pieces matching angular rock riprap will be used. Two partitions have already been moved by the village to avoid further property damage on the site. The village is currently exploring long-term solutions and have been revisiting the issue during council meetings.

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tered with an offer of $35,000 the first year, and an adjusted rate based on usage after that. That offer is no longer on the table, said Granstrom, nor has Rossland council been able to come up with a number they would find palatable. “That (figure) is somewhat outside of the plebiscite question at this time because we haven’t had a delegation to council,� he said. “But if there’s not a number the citizens can afford, we won’t come to a negotiation.�

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Under the notes of the plebiscite, if the City of Rossland were to agree to pay the City of Trail $100,000 per year on behalf of the Rossland residents for use of the aquatic centre, a typical tax impact on a $300,000 assessed home would be $55 per year. That would increase to $82.50 for the same home if Rossland negotiated a higher figure of $150,000. In 2010, the City of Trail was looking for an average of $188,000 annually over five

years from Rosslanders to access the facilities. That was almost as much as the city’s residents paid in taxes to maintain their own recreation facilities and programs. However, the City of Trail owns the facility and a final figure is ultimately up to them, Granstrom admitted. If an agreement was ultimately reached, the deal would mean Rosslanders would be able to access Trail’s programs and facilities without paying a surcharge.


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Council approves rezoning for business BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Council has approved the rezoning of a former church building for use by a growing Trail business. A public meeting on the moving of Get Focus Personal Training Studio into the former Family Worship Centre at 1700 Third Avenue turned up no opposition to the move, prompting Trail city council to approve a bylaw on the rezone. The owners — Raquel and John Petrunia — had proposed purchase of the property previously occupied by the church in order to re-locate their business and personal residence. Currently, Get Focus operates from rented premises on Cedar Ave., a location proving to be too small in order to grow the business. The building on Third Avenue was not presently zoned appropriately for the intended use, having originally been developed for church purposes. It was currently zoned institutional. Because the fitness facility would be operated on a for-profit basis, a commercial zone designation was required. A city staff report noted the change should not significantly impact the neighbouring properties since the church and a private school have operated there for many years. “Further, there is sufficient off-street parking available onsite to meet the requirements for the proposed use,” the report read. Twelve off-street stalls will be provided on the property.

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The City of Trail staff was giving a fresh wash to its recent water line repairs on Victoria Street and Cedar Avenue on Wednesday. The truck was washing away the remnants of the sediment that piled up on Cedar Ave., following Monday night’s water main break.

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It is unclear what actions that could trigger from FortisBC. Cliff Paluck, co-chair of the Kootenay chapter of Citizens for Safe Technology (CST), has been spearheading the campaign for a moratorium in Castlegar, while aiding Como’s battle in Greater Trail. “There’s now efforts to revise and lower that safety code so that it follows safe levels of human exposure,” Paluck said. “The culprit with the smart meters is that they emit radio frequency electromagnetic radiation and according to the world health organization, what they emit is possibly carcinogenic—B2 which they say is a toxic carcinogenic.” Paluck was eager to attend the June 4 council meeting in Castlegar to revisit the issues. The CST has been making presentation to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors about the benefits of having a smart meter moratorium. “In January . . . we asked for a moratorium so that more research could be done, but that didn’t fly,” said Paluck. “What the regional district did though, was pass a motion calling for FortisBC to proceed in a transparent fashion with public consultation to opt out on receiving the smart meter. “Then in April, they passed a second motion to include BC Hydro in their first motion.” For more information about the ramifications smart meters could carry, contact Paluck at cliffpaluck@ shaw.ca or 250-365-5420.

Event starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Charles Bailey Theatre Stage • The Charles Bailey theatre is hosting the hunt for Trail’s Best Singer tonight, at 6:30 p.m. The top two Trail singers advance to the Kootenay Championships, June 23 in Cranbrook, over $5000 in prizes. For information call 1-250-4280305. • The Trail and District Arts Council presents Stand Up for Charity featuring comedians Ivan Decker and Sunee Dhaliwal. Friday at the Charles Bailey Theatre, 8:30 p.m., tickets $25. Gallery • The VISAC Gallery presents “The Subtle Body” by Barbara Maye, her collection of work celebrating the human body. The exhibition opens Friday and

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Maye will be conducting an introductory drawing workshop June 2-3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gallery. The fee is $175 and the registration deadline is May 28. Regular gallery hours are Mon. to Wed, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Th-Fri, 2 - 6 p.m.. Health • The 11th West Kootenay Walk for ALS goes Sunday. This fun filled community event will be kicking off at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson at 11:30 a.m. with the walk Starting at 1 p.m. Other • The ninth annual Art of Wine returns to the Colombo Lodge in Trail June 2. Wine tasting, appetizers and Art show highlights this elegant event with 18 wineries and over 100 wines on the menu. Tickets $50. • The Rossland Historical Museum will be holding a Family Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at the museum. Music, food, dis-

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plays and activities for the children will make it a great day in a historical setting. • The 531 City of Trail Air Cadets will be having a free car wash on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot by the garden/auto area to raise money to replace our aging supply trailer which houses uniforms, outdoor equipment, training aide etc., which helps making the Air Cadets Program a continued success. • The Colombo Lodge presents Lynne Bowen on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at Cafe Books West in Rossland.

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The author of “Whoever Gives us Bread”, the story of Italians in British Columbia will offer copies of her book. Everyone is welcome to this free community event. • The Alliance Church is offering a “Meeting Place” every Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. where adults meet to visit, play games, do crafts and socialize. 3365 Laburnum Dr. everyone welcome. Call 368-9516 for more info. Upcoming • On June 10th the Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club is hosting a paddle on the Creston Marches between the Creston Wildlife Center and Duck Lake. The trip is an easy 4-5 hour paddle with lots of opportunity to see the abundant bird and wildlife along the way. For more information contact Michael McMann at 365-5647 To submit to the Grapevine email sports@trailtimes.ca.

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PROVINCIAL

Family Day will hurt the economy, says MLAs BY TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark is pushing ahead with plans for a new Family Day holiday in February, after independent MLAs voted against the move. NDP MLAs supported B.C. Liberal members in the key vote to approve the new statutory holiday Tuesday. The first one will be next Feb. 11, and the second Monday in February each year after that. Independent MLAs criticized the move and forced a standing vote, after listing the costs it would impose on business. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business estimates that Family Day will cost the average small business more than $1,100 in wage costs, either paying employees to stay home or overtime to come to work. Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington reminded the legislature the new holiday is imposed on business after three increases in the minimum wage in the past year, an average $3,000 transition to the harmonized sales tax and soon a similar cost to

switch back to the provincial sales tax next year. Clark promised the new holiday during her B.C. Liberal leadership campaign last year. It will join February holidays in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. Clark has argued that the new holiday will not only increase family time, it will also boost business for ski hills, hotels restaurants and other tourist businesses during a slow time of year. Independent Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson noted the provincial government’s own payroll cost of the new holiday will be $28 million, a sum that could be applied to a range of pressing government problems. Simpson urged the government to wait and see if its budget is balanced as promised next year before imposing more costs and reducing B.C.’s productivity. Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen was the first independent to speak out against Family Day, backed by John Cummins, leader of the B.C. Conservative Party that van Dongen has joined.

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From left: Premier Christy Clark, MLA Bill Barisoff, MP Dan Albas, Poplar Grove president Tony Holler, and mayor Dan Ashton raise their glasses to the B.C. wine industry.

Politicians rally around wine bill BY STEVE WALDNER Penticton Western News

Premier Christy Clark was in Penticton Friday afternoon to show her support for

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Attention Residences and Businesses of Trail Effective June 1, 2012, and pursuant to the City of Trail Waterworks Bylaw, water use conservation measures are in place for all areas of the City of Trail as follows: • Lawn watering is permitted only on odd numbered days for odd numbered premises and even numbered days for even numbered premises. • Conventional lawn watering, typically a garden hose and sprinkler head, is permitted only during the hours of 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on your designated day. • Automatic sprinkler systems such as underground sprinklers, or other sprinklers that are controlled by an automatic turn on/turn off device, are permitted from midnight to 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to midnight on your designated day. These automated sprinkler systems must be set to a maximum time of 30 minutes per zone. • Hand watering of gardens and flower beds is permitted any time of the day or evening, providing a flow control device is used i.e. a hose nozzle. • Although not recommended, but if required, washing of sidewalks or driveways is permitted only during the hours of 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on your designated day. Wetting down sidewalks and driveways as a form of cooling is prohibited. • If possible avoid over-spraying onto sidewalks, driveways, streets or alleys. The City of Trail thanks you in advance for your cooperation in helping us preserve this precious resource, and reminds you that water conservation is a global concern. For further information on water conservation, please call 250-364-0842. Yours truly, Chris Mclsaac, AScT, Utilities Superintendent.

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a bill which, if passed, would further open B.C.’s wines to the rest of Canada. At a rally supporting Bill C-311 at Penticton’s Poplar Grove Winery, Clark spoke to the frustration current laws cause local winemakers and the demand the rest of Canada has for B.C. wines. “Wouldn’t it be a shame if it was easier to get our wine to China than our wine to Ontario?” Clark said. Current laws make it illegal for consumers to move liquor across provincial borders. While this can be an inconvenience for consumers, for liquor distributors it creates even more of an issue, as they are unable to ship wine to personal consumers in other provinces.

Bill C-311 would see amendments made to the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act to allow the sale and shipment of wine across provincial borders for personal use, within quantities established by the provinces. The premier pointed out the original law was put in place in 1928 as a measure against bootleggers. “So it’s time to put an end to these old, archaic laws, because our winemaking industry has been in their stranglehold for far too long,” Clark said. “The opportunity for free trade between provinces is phenomenal,” said Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton. “It’s disappointing to me that something

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we grow here in the Okanagan cannot be shared throughout Canada.” The private member’s bill, tabled by Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas, will soon be decided upon. “The fact that we can soon possibly send B.C. wine to regions all across this great country and build our Okanagan economy at the same time is very exciting news,” Albas said. Tuesday, the bill underwent third reading, and if passed, will be making its way into the Senate. The Okanagan Valley is home to more than 120 wineries. Should the bill go through, it would essentially open a whole new market to B.C.’s wineries — one much closer than China. The prospect of a new market has local winemakers excited. “With this bill, at Poplar Grove we’re going to have to expand again because so many people love to buy our wines across Canada, but they can’t,” said Tony Holler, president and owner of Poplar Grove Winery. Holler also extolled the benefits the amendment would have for the economy. “The consumer is going to be a big winner, the wine industry is going to be a big winner and Canadians are going to be winners because of more jobs — higher paying jobs,” he said


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Mulcair confident of warm reception THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair heads to Alberta for his first tour of the oilsands, confident he can dispel perceptions that he’s anti-development and anti-western Canada. But even before the NDP leader left Ottawa for Thursday’s tour, his political rivals were stoking fears that he’d shut down the engine of Canada’s economy and throw thousands out of work.

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A police officer removes a package containg a human foot from the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Porn actor linked to severed foot sent to Tories office THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - A low-budget porn actor with a controversial past is wanted in the shocking case of a dismembered body whose parts were mailed to different places including the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada. Montreal police say they are looking for 29-year-old Rocco Luka Magnotta, believed to originally be from Toronto, in connection with a suspected homicide. A man with that same name has a huge presence on the Internet, as a low-level adult film actor and as a contentious figure alleged to have posted videos of cats being tortured and killed. There is considerable online chatter that the recent killing - along with multiple gruesome acts committed on the male victim’s body - was videotaped and posted on the Internet. The huge web presence includes an article, written under Magnotta’s name in 2009, titled, “How to Completely Disappear and Never Be

Found,� which shares a six-step process for escaping and shedding one’s identity. Another online article offers tips on how to get into the porn business. Magnotta was renting an apartment in a Montreal building that is now at the epicentre of the bodyparts investigation. It was behind that blue-collar mid-rise apartment that a man’s torso was found in a locked suitcase Tuesday. On the same day, a foot was found in a package opened at Conservative headquarters and a hand was found at an Ottawa postal warehouse. Police in masks have been combing through Apartment 208 in the brick building, zeroing in on that particular unit from which a rotten stench was drifting out, says a building resident. It was one male victim tied to all the body parts found Tuesday, Montreal police confirmed Wednesday. The packages in Ottawa were mailed from Montreal.

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P.E.I. inks harmonized tax deal THE CANADIAN PRESS CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island and the federal government have signed a framework agreement on the province’s plans to bring in the harmonized sales tax next year. Finance Minister Wes Sheridan says the memorandum of agreement allows the two

governments to begin more detailed negotiations on the implementation of the tax. He says the deal exempts home heating oil, children’s clothing and footwear from the tax. In its spring budget, the government announced plans to create a refundable tax credit of $150 to

$200 to help those with family incomes below $55,000. Sheridan says the province is still developing a rebate program for lowand modest-income Islanders. The 14 per cent HST is slated to take effect next April 1, the same day that

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he good news is the downtown revitalization plan unveiled this week appears to check almost all of the boxes. Sprucing up the core, making it more luring to tourists, offering more opportunities to explore Trail on foot, offering incentives for businesses to liven up the buildings and a general consensus that the goals are within reach and not some utopian vision of what we would all want Trail to become at any price. That said, it’s unfortunate the old Trail bridge, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of its opening last week, wasn’t factored into any revitalization plans. I don’t want to dig up the old debate about bridge but frankly it will weigh on the entire revitalization plan. And I understand the plan only covers the downtown region and stops short of the old bridge. However, imagine a rusting old bridge that hasn’t been tended to for years lurking in the background view of anyone strolling down the revamped Esplanade.

Imagine a group of tourists walking around downtown, following the paths out to the beautiful and serene parks at the edge of the Esplanade only to come to a dead end at the unkept, rusting bridge. If there’s one thing Nelson has learned in its attempts to enhance its beautiful downtown area, it’s that the old CP Rail yards by the lake are an eyesore compared to the extensive work done elsewhere in the city. The well-kept heritage homes and pristine lakeshore are in stark contrast to the buildings with broken windows tying up some of the best sites in the city. Their hands are tied somewhat since the city doesn’t own those yards and has little say in its upkeep. But that doesn’t stand in the way of the City of Trail. The city owns the bridge, or rather inherited it from the province. The old bridge was closed permanently two years ago after an inspection revealed significant deterioration of the steel shells surrounding its piers. Trail went to the citizens and asked them if they wanted to foot the bill for a new crossing.

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BERTRAND Times in Trail The citizens spoke, albeit only about a quarter of taxpayers, and said they didn’t support a tax hike to build a new bridge. So it remained closed, which leaves us with a rusting old bridge and the Victoria Street Bridge bookending the revitalization plans. The question surrounding the ability of the old bridge to support foot traffic has never been an issue, said the city. Engineers told the city it was the weight of the structure that was suspect, not the addition of walkers. Of course, in this day an age insurance and liability overrule everything else, including common sense, and so we sit with a bridge

still standing, people who want to walk on it and basically a plan of waiting until it crumbles because the cost of demolishing it is almost as expensive as fixing it. I often wonder about the old “liability and insurance,” excuse. After all people swim at Gyro Park all the time and, sadly, lives have been lost. Yet the city hasn’t closed down the beach. As far as I’m concerned, you go swimming at your own risk. The city can put up signs and ropes to warn people of the dangers but that’s all they have to do it that instance. Our growing system of hiking trails might cross paths with bears or cougars or even make for treacherous footing but there are no liability concerns about the potential deadly dangers. In fact, boats continue to float along on the Columbia River under the old bridge despite concerns that it could fall at any minute. One would think a barrage of signs and warnings would suffice for those wanting to walk across the bridge but that’s where my legal knowledge ends and more questions begin. Engineers claim the

major problem with the bridge is the deterioration of the river piers and the connecting piece between the piers called a strut, which holds the two piers in place. The steel from the strut is corroded and the concrete inside the strut has been reduced to loose gravel. It would seem with the wealth of knowledge just down the road at the Waneta Dam, there should be some way of tapping into the minds of those that can build those types of structures just a few miles downstream. I don’t want to rain on the parade of the revitalization plan; it’s definitely a step in the right direction and a much-needed shot in the arm to bring life back into the downtown region. That said the bridges are an important part of Trail’s history too. Having both open to pedestrians would allow citizens as well as visitors a healthy walk through downtown and the East Trail neighborhood. In other words, to use the city’s own motto, a better means of Exploring your Trail. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Daily Times.


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Assad chooses civil war

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There is no doubt that the tia entered the village and went (Syrian) government used door to door killing suspected artillery and tanks (in activists and their families. The Houla),� said Russia’s for- government in Damascus doesn’t eign minister Sergei Lavrov on care that everybody knows it’s Monday – but then he added: lying: the whole point of the “There is also no doubt that massacre is to terrify Syrians into many bodies have been found submission, and it knows that with injuries from firearms NATO will not intervene. received at point-blank range. NATO will not go beyond We are dealing empty threats with a situation because it cannot where both sides get the support of participated in the United Nations the killings of Security Council for innocent civilusing force against ians.� Assad’s regime (the Russia is at Russians and the last admitting Chinese would veto GWYNNE that Syria is using it), and because the heavy weapons Syrian armed forces against its own are so big and powerWorld Affairs civilian populaful that it would suftion. It could fer significant losses hardly do less, given the scale if it attacked. of Saturday’s massacre in the If there is no foreign military village of Taldou in the Houla intervention, then Syria is headregion: at least 108 civilians ing into a prolonged civil war killed, including 49 children. like Lebanon’s in 1975-1990: the But while other countries are ethnic and religious divisions in expelling Syrian ambassadors, Syria are quite similar to those Lavrov is still trying to spread the in Lebanon. If the Syrian regime blame in order to protect Bashir understands that, then why does al-Assad’s regime from foreign it persist in killing the protesters? intervention. Because it reckons that fighting a While some of the victims in prolonged civil war is better than Houla were killed by shellfire, losing power now. others had been shot at close The pro-democracy protests range or knifed to death. Assad’s in Syria began soon after the tripropagandists insist that the umph of the Egyptian revolution fighters of the Syrian opposition in February, 2011, and for six (the “armed terrorist gangs,� as months they remained entirethe regime calls them) massa- ly non-violent despite savage cred their own people with rifles repression by the regime. And and knives in order to put the so long as the demonstrations blame on the government, and stayed non-violent, the vision Russia is actively promoting the of a Syrian democracy embracsame story. But it is nonsense, ing all sects and ethnic groups and Lavrov must know it. remained viable. The testimony of eyewitnessAssad’s strategy for survival es is consistent: after two hours had two main thrusts. One was to of shelling by the Syrian army, divide the opposition. At the start armed men belonging to the the protests included Christians, pro-government Shabiha mili- Druze, and even some people

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from Assad’s own community, the Alawites. He needed to separate those minority groups from the majority of the protesters, the Sunni Muslims who make up 70 percent of Syria’s population. His other goal was to lure the protesters into using force, because that would license his own army to use far greater force against them. Eventually, in October/November, deserters from the Syrian army (who took their weapons with them) began shooting back at Assad’s troops, and he had his pretext. After that, he was free to use artillery against city centres, slaughter whole villages. The shift to open warfare also had the effect of frightening most Christians, Druze and Alawites back into the regime’s camp. They bought the regime’s lies about the resistance being run by Sunni Islamist fanatics with al-Qaeda connections (although it is nothing of the sort), and decided that even Assad and his henchmen were better than a democracy that brought vengeful Sunni Muslims to power. So Assad now has about 30 percent of the population on his side, plus most of the army, all of the heavy weapons, and the world’s nastiest intelligence services. Russia and China will guard Assad’s diplomatic flank, and the other Arab states will do nothing beyond sending some money and a few weapons to the rebels. Former UN secretarygeneral Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan is a dead letter, and NATO will not intervene militarily. Civil war is Assad’s best option for survival, and he’s not stupid. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

What does it take to get fired? An editorial from the Kamloops Daily News If you regularly consumed alcohol at work, made a habit of having sex with female colleagues in the company boardroom and wagged your penis at a fellow employee, how long do you think you’d keep your job? Yes, you’re right - about as long as it took to read the first paragraph of this editorial. But if you’re a high-ranking officer with the RCMP, you’d still be collecting a paycheque, even though a subsequent investigation revealed a pattern of that kind of behaviour over an extended period of time. Donald Ray was a staff sergeant in charge of the polygraph unit in Edmonton until an anonymous tip triggered an internal investigation that revealed a “disturbing pattern of activity� that included all of the above and more. An RCMP adjudication board ruled that Ray, who admitted

to seven allegations of disreputable conduct that occurred in Edmonton, Red Deer and St. Albert, should be suspended without pay for 10 days, be demoted one rank and be given a formal reprimand. But he got to keep his job - and a transfer to sunny B.C. Which begs the question: Just what does a Mountie have to do to get fired these days? Benjamin (Monty) Robinson, the RCMP officer who was convicted of obstructing justice in connection with a fatal car accident in 2008, still hasn’t been fired. He left the scene of a deadly crash and drank a few shots of vodka to, as he testified, help dull the pain of what happened. The judge didn’t buy his story and figured he was deliberately trying to escape an impaired driving charge. Testimony during his trial suggested that Robinson had all but urged friends to use that strategy if they were ever unfortunate enough to get into

an alcohol-related crash. Robinson, who is one of four cops facing perjury charges in connection with their testimony during a hearing into the Taser-related death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver Airport, remains suspended - with pay. RCMP brass say they take cases like Ray’s “very seriously,� but how they treat those who have been found to disgrace the uniform appears to call that statement into question. And there’s no doubt it will fail to assuage the concerns of female Mounties who are suing the “old boy’s club,� alleging discrimination and sexual harassment. If there ever was one, Ray surely is a poster boy for police misconduct and outrageous behaviour. The fact that he still has a job suggests that despite repeated promises to the contrary, the more things change at the RCMP, the more they stay the same.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES VANCE (NEE HILTZ), EVELYN G. — Bill’s “Lucky Star” and wife of 66 years, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2012 surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born October 11, 1920 in Middleton, Nova Scotia. After graduating as a registered nurse from Children’s Hospital, Dalhousie, and training in Sussex N.B., Evelyn joined the Canadian Army in 1942 and served her country as 1st Lieutenant, #23 Hospital, England, a 2,300 bed hospital for wounded Canadian soldiers. Evelyn married Bill in England in 1945 and settled in Trail, B.C. Together they raised five wonderful children: Sharon (Ted) of Montreal; Susan (Mark) of Chicago; Stephanie (Cliff) of Vancouver; Libby (Mark) of Vancouver; and Bill (Kelly) of Vancouver. Evelyn is survived by her Lucky Star Bill Vance, her brother Don Hiltz of Kentville, Nova Scotia, her five children and seven grandchildren. Evelyn is forever Bill’s Lucky Star. A private ceremony has been held at Hamilton Harron Funeral Home. If friends so desire donations can be made in memory of Evelyn Vance to the Tapestry Foundation for Healthcare, 3080 Prince Edward St., Vancouver, V5T 3N4 or 604.877.8361 Hamilton Harron Funeral Home Vancouver, BC

LEO DILLON

Ground-breaking illustrator dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Leo Dillon, the groundbreaking illustrator who collaborated with his wife, Diane, on dozens of books for kids and adults and became the first African-American to win the Caldecott Medal for children’s books, has died. He was 79. Dillon died May 26 at Long Island College Hospital from complications after lung surgery, publisher Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday. Harlan Ellison, a close friend, wrote on his website that “Half my soul for 50 years went with him.” Leo and Diane Dillon met at the Parsons School of Design in 1953 and married four years later. An interracial couple, they worked on a wide range of children’s projects, mastering a bold, colorful style that helped introduce kids to stories of black people worldwide. They won the Caldecott for best illustration in 1976 for “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Folktale” and again won Caldecott the following year for “Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions.” The Dillons received awards as diverse as their books, including a Hugo Award for science fiction illustration and an NAACP Image Award. “People often comment on the ‘Dillon style,”’ Leo Dillon said in 2000 during an interview with Locus Magazine. “I think that someplace, the two of us made a pact with each other. We both decided that we would give up the essence of ourselves, that part that made the art each of us did our own. And I think that in doing that we opened the door to everything.”

JIM UNGER

Artist created cartoon character ‘Herman’ THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA - Jim Unger, the artist behind the syndicated cartoon strip “Herman,” has died. He was 75. Friend and fellow cartoonist Adrian Raeside says Unger had been feeling unwell for some time and died in his sleep at his home in Saanich, B.C.. Raeside says Unger’s cartoons, which span decades, are still as fresh and funny as the day he drew them. Unger could find humour in just about anything, Raeside told the Victoria Times Colonist, a newspaper he draws cartoons for, in addition to a syndicated comic strip. Born in London, England, Unger immigrated in 1968 to Canada, where his cartooning career began at the Mississauga Times in Mississauga, Ont. “Herman” became a syndicated cartoon in 1974, eventually appearing in newspapers around the world. Unger twice won the National Cartoonist Society’s award for best syndicated panel. He retired to the Bahamas in 1992, but five years later, “Herman” was resyndicated and Unger started releasing a

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Cartoonist Jim Unger is shown in a 1976 file photo drawing “Herman.” Unger, the artist behind the syndicated cartoon strip has died. He was 75. mix of classic and new material. “If, like me, you’re feeling down about Jim Unger’s passing,” Raeside said Tuesday, “go pick up a Herman book. I guarantee you’ll start giggling at the first cartoon. I think that’s how Jim would want to be remembered.” Besides his enormous talent as a cartoonist, Raeside said, Unger had “a wonderful soul and a big heart.” He was always willing to help those less fortunate, especially dur-

ing the years he lived in the Bahamas. Unger moved to Saanich about a decade ago, and lived with his brother, Robert, in a home close to their sister Deborah. Robert died in 2003. Another longtime friend, fellow cartoonist David Waisglass, said that in a “small community of creators,” Unger stood out as an icon. “We not only lost a comic genius, we lost a fine human being,” said Waisglass, creator of

the cartoon “Farcus.” “He had truly an offbeat single-panel comment that was in mainstream newspapers. Nobody had done that before,” Waisglass said, adding that it was Unger’s insight and perception that drove his success. “To reach the pinnacle of success as a syndicated cartoonist, you have to be original and hilarious and be consistent.” An “observer of the human condition” with a wry sense of humour, Unger was a generous

soul outside of work, Waisglass said. “It’s a huge loss for us who loved him,” he said, adding that Unger was especially close to his siblings. Unger is survived by sisters Deborah in Saanich and Shirley in Ontario, as well as brother Steve in the United Kingdom. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. In lieu of flowers and cards, Unger’s family has asked for donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

DOC WATSON

Guitar master influenced folk music for decades THE ASSOCIATED PRESS You could hear the mountains of North Carolina in Doc Watson’s music. The rush of a mountain stream, the steady creak of a mule in leather harness plowing rows in topsoil and the echoes of ancient sounds made by a vanishing people were an intrinsic part of the folk musician’s powerful, homespun sound. It took Watson decades to make a name for himself outside the world of Deep Gap, N.C. Once he did, he ignited the imaginations of countless guitar players who learned the possibilities of the instrument from the humble picker who never quite went out of style. From the folk revival of

the 1960s to the Americana movement of the 21st century, Watson remained a constant source of inspiration and a treasured touchstone before his death Tuesday at age 89. Blind from the age of 1, Watson was left to listen to the world around him and it was as if he heard things differently from others. Though he knew how to play the banjo and harmonica from an early age, he came to favour the guitar. His flat-picking style helped translate the fiddleand mandolin-dominated music of his forebears for an audience of younger listeners who were open to the tales that had echoed off the mountains for generations, and to

the new lead role for the guitar. “Overall, Doc will be remembered as one of America’s greatest folk musicians. I would say he’s one of America’s greatest musicians,” said David Holt, a longtime friend and collaborator who compared Watson to Lead Belly, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters and Earl Scruggs. Like those pioneering players, Watson took a regional sound and made it into something larger, a piece of American culture that reverberates for decades after the notes are first played. “He had a great way of presenting traditional songs and making them accessible to a

modern audience,” Holt said. “Not just accessible, but truly engaging.” Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he was hospitalized recently after falling at his home in Deep Gap, 100 miles northwest of Charlotte. Touched and toughened by tragedy several times in life, Watson had proven his mettle repeatedly. Singer Ricky Skaggs called Watson “an old ancient warrior.” “He prepared all of us to carry this on,” Skaggs said. “He knew he wouldn’t last forever. He did his best to carry the old mountain sounds to this generation.”

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Thank You for Fighting for a World without Cancer People are at the heart of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Mission – YOU are at the source of our success.Thank You, Greater Trail! Many thanks to all our fantastic Survivors who walked the inaugural Victory Lap: your strength and courage give us all hope and inspires us to continue to fight. Thanks to our Teams - the most important part of Relay fundraising: Babs’ Bubbles ~ Beach Bums & Friends ~ End of the Line ~ Family Ties ~ Friends Against Cancer ~ Got Hope? ~ Italo Canadese ~ J. L. Crowe Grad 2012 #1 and #2 ~ Josie’s Rad Racers ~ Kootenay Robusters ~ Kootenay Savings Bloomin Bankers ~ Lifeguards for Life ~ Live, Laugh, Cure ~ On Eagle’s Wings ~ Pink Dynamite ~ Rossland Secondary Grads of 2012 ~ Sprownies for the Cure ~ Team PAPA ~ Teck’s M&Ms ~ The Cancernauts ~ The Heinz 57’s ~ Trail Legion ~ Unstoppables ~YOLO.Thanks also to our Individual participants. Many thanks to all our entertainers for great performances: Violet Richtsfeld, Amber Hayes,Nina Amelio, Bella Luna Dancers, STEPS, Kootenay DanceWorks, Trail Pipe Band, Mystic Dreams Dancers, Laela Heidt, Jason Thomas, Norm Worsfold,The Vultures, Supercat Studios, Garth Mckinnon, Golden City Fiddlers. Heartfelt thanks to our AMAZING volunteers – thank you for your passion: A.& M. Macasso, A. Farnsworth, A.Worsfold, A. Lus, A. Hope, A. Buendia, A. Forshaw, B. & P. Reiter, B.Taylor, B. Feng, B. Yorston, B. Krisky, B. & S. Majoko, B,Thompson, B. Mock, B. & J. DeGeorgio, C. Craig, C. Paolone, C. Favaro, C. Jemljenovic, C. Datchkoff, C. Catalano, C. Grayson, C. Henniger, D. Clarke, D. Shergold, D. Esposito, D. Gach, E. Gataffoni-Robinson, E. & H. Dunlop, E. Charman, E. Gonzales, E. Mankowski, G. Coke, H. Flux, H.Thomas, H. Gordon, I. Dubois, I. Crossman, , J. Moffat-Rew, J. Jansonius, J. Murray, J. Britton, J. Regnier, J. McKenna, J. Cooke, J. Millard, J. Rugg, J. Monaghan, J. Lee, J. Keller, K. Deane, K. Desrosiers, K.Yuris, K. Faris, K. Crockett, K. Lewis-Belle, K. Sipila, K. Spence, L. & M. Albo, L. Grey, L. Reimer, L. Khan, M. Heximer, M. Huser, M. & T. Cale, M. DeRosa, M. Mauro, M. Malone, M. Amantea, N. Shaw, N. Nutini, O. Hsu, P. Doskoch, P. Bielli, P. Bradshaw, P. Freidrich, P. Boates, R. Aiken, R. DeBiasio, S.Watson, S. Piche, S.Thompson, S. Doell, S. Bell, S. McKinnon, S. Stewart, S. Hill, S. Ang, S. Compston, S. Soukeroff, S. Belanger,T. Snodgrass,T. McIntyre, L & T. Rieberger,Trail Association for Community Living,Trail Aquatic Center Lifeguards, L&T Jones and the BV Nite Hawks Hockey Club, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, Golden Bear Children’s Centre, École des Sept-Sommets, MacLean Elementary School, Beaver Valley Minor Hockey Association Novice Division, J.Theriault from Essential Body Massage,T. Mayne & M. Kilback from Magicuts,T. Fillmore from Style Mavens, Dr A. Dobson

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foot. The weight must transfer from back foot to front foot as you finish your swing, this will make you hit it with maximum force and the least amount of effect. Golf is a game that has the least amount of normal body motion. •Your head must stay still while the upper body moves. The head is the key to hitting the ball solidly. A still head is the base of your swing – if your head moves forward you will hit the top of the ball. If it moves back you will hit the ball fat. Keep a quiet head and swing easy to improve your game. Practicing is essential, so get out and play especially now that Birchbank is even more affordable: $45 for 18 holes and $25 for 9. Dennis Bradley is a CPGA Class A Professional and the club pro at the Birchbank Golf Course in Trail. Phone 693-2255 for a lesson or tee time.

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Close to 500 J. L. Crowe students like Jordyn Mason (left) and teachers like Jason Whitley and Kyle Percy (right) came together, formed teams, and raised funds for the Heart and Stroke foundation on Tuesday as Hoops for Hearts hit the hard-court, the parking lot, and the Willie Krause Field House in a fun day of 3-on-3 basketball games.

NCAA DIV III WORLD SERIES

Trail coach’s college career peaks at close BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

The dream season is over for Nick Combo and the Whitworth University Pirates as they suffered an agonizing defeat at the claws of Cortland State Red Dragons on Monday to eliminate them from the NCAA Div. III World Series. It was the first trip to the Div III World Series for the small Spokane college, and for Trail Jays coach Nick Combo who pitches for the Pirates, it was a great way to end his college career. After splitting their first two games, the Pirates faced NICK Cortland State to see which COMBO team went to the semifinal and which one would go home. Whitworth took a 3-2 lead in the third inning, but Cortland State stormed back scoring two in the sixth to go up 4-3. The Dragons added another in the seventh, however, Whitworth replied to cut the lead to 5-4 in the eighth, but that was as close as they’d come, as they went in order in the ninth. “It was disappointing but anyone could have won that one, it was up for grabs,” said Combo on his way home to Spokane Tuesday. The Pirates almost didn’t make it to the series in the first place. At the Regionals in Oregon, Whitworth lost to Trinity (Texas) in the round robin sending them to the loser’s bracket. But they then routed Concordia 8-3, and rebounded to eviscerate Trinity twice in the final, 12-0 and 9-2, and punch their ticket to the World Series. “That was probably one of the best baseball weekends we’ve had and I thought that we really played pretty well,” said Combo.

The Pirates were off to face the best Div. III teams in the nation, still, Combo and his fellow swashbucklers remained confident. “I expected us to compete pretty well. I mean all of those teams are pretty big-name teams and have been to the College World Series a bunch in the last 10 years or so, and we were kind of the underdog team.” In their first test, they faced the defending World Series champions Marietta College Pioneers, a team that has won it all twice in the past six years. The powerhouse Pioneers subdued the Pirates 13-2 in the opener, with Combo coming on in relief and performing well, ceding four hits and four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of work. “That was quite an experience to pitch in that,” said Combo. “It’s nothing like I’ve ever been in before. I mean I’ve played in pretty big tournaments but to make it to the World Series and actually get to play is something that is very special.” The Pirates weren’t done, however, as they laid siege to Christopher Newport University, a game played over two days due to rain delays. When it was over, Newport eventually capitulated and the Buccaneers came away with a 7-2 victory on Sunday.

The loss to the Dragons on Monday, however, ended their run, but did not take away from an exceptional Pirate season. “We would have liked this to last longer,” said Whitworth coach Dan Ramsay in the postgame press conference. “But this group of seniors deserved everything they accomplished this year and they have nothing to hang their heads about.” Ramsay, also a former Trail Jays coach, led Whitworth to its best season ever with 31 wins, 16 losses and 1 tie, smashing the previous school record for wins in a season. It was a great swan-song for Combo who graduated last month. To finish college and the senior year on such a high note is incredible, he said. “It was a huge turn around for me going from our team being not so great to doing pretty well this year – it was an unbelievable experience.” Combo plans to return to the Jays lineup later this week. Trail Jays Tweets After suffering four tough losses to the Northeast 49ers on the weekend, the Trail Jays travel south this weekend for two double headers against the 49ers in Colville and the Pullman Patriots.

Calling all Bocce players Last call for Bocce players as the venerable Club Italico Bocce Tournament gets ready to roll this Sunday. Organizers are encouraging fellow boccini throwers to sign up and come out for the event. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Bocce facility in the Gulch highlighted by the delicious pasta lunch. Two person teams will vie for the coveted title, so register at the bocce pits or call Joe Bertuzzi at 368-9751.

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NEWARK, N.J. - EA Sports predicts the Los Angeles Kings will defeat the New Jersey Devils in six games to win the Stanley Cup,. That’s the word from the NHL 12 simulation engine, the video game developer said. In the simulation, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick continued his stellar post-season play. The 26-year-old records a shutout and does not

allow more than two goals in a game against the Devils en route to collecting the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. The simulation has Los Angeles winning Game 1 by a 4-2 score before losing the next two 2-0 and 2-1. The Kings close it out with 2-0, 3-2 and 3-1 wins. The EA hockey game is developed in Burnaby, B.C.

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TRAIL WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION Congratulations to the winners of the Trail Wildlife Association Fundraiser

Terry Hanik, president of Trail Wildlife Association, presents $1000 to Bud Scorgie, 1st Place Winner 1st $1000 Cash ................................................Bud Scorgie 2nd $1000 Groceries (Ferraro Foods) ................................................. Ryan Arnot 3rd $500 Groceries (Ferraro Foods) .............................................Laurie Bursaw 4th $250 Gift Certificate (Valley Firearms) ............................................. Ruth DeCosse 5th $250 Gift Certificate (Secret Creek Supplies) ................................................... Bill Gohn 6th $199 Vehicle Detail (Kootenay Chrysler) ............................................ Darren McCoy 7th $100 Gas (Glenmerry Mohawk) .......................................... Steve Chambers 8th $100 Scratch Lottery Tickets .................................................... Will Bain 9th $100 Gas (Glenmerry Mohawk) ...................................................Josh Reid 10th $100 Scratch Lottery Tickets .............................................Dan Bullerwell 11th $100 Gas (Glenmerry Mohawk) ................................................. Gary Nutini 12th $100 Scratch Lottery Tickets ........................................... Sheldon Collins

Trail Wildlife Association would like to thank everyone that supported our fundraiser.

Baseball National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 29 20 .592 Miami 28 22 .560 1.5 New York 28 22 .560 1.5 Atlanta 27 24 .529 3 Philadelphia 26 25 .510 4 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 28 21 .571 St. Louis 27 23 .540 1.5 Pittsburgh 24 25 .490 4 Houston 22 27 .449 6 Milwaukee 21 28 .429 7 Chicago 17 32 .347 11 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 32 17 .653 San Francisco 27 23 .540 5.5 Arizona 22 28 .440 10.5 Colorado 19 29 .396 12.5 San Diego 17 34 .333 16 Today’s Games Houston (Norris 5-1) at Colorado (Guthrie 2-3), 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 5-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-3), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Mil, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Col, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Fran, 10:15 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS Not including yesterday games G AB R H Avg. Cabrera SF 50 205 38 77 .376 Wright NYM 46 165 32 61 .370 Ruiz Phi 44 142 23 52 .366 McCuchn Pit46 168 28 57 .339 YMolina StL 45 169 25 57 .337 Furcal StL 48 193 35 64 .332 Prado Atl 49 187 31 61 .326 Ethier LAD 48 179 27 58 .324 Votto Cin 49 168 30 54 .321 Infante Mia 43 160 27 51 .319 HOME RUNS - Beltran, St. Louis, 15; Braun, Milwaukee, 14; Kemp, Los Angeles, 12; Stanton, Miami,; RBI - Ethier, Los Angeles, 43; Beltran, St. Louis, 41; CGonzalez, Colorado, 37; HITS - MeCabrera, San Francisco, 77; Bourn, Atlanta, 65; Furcal, St. Louis, 64; PITCHING - Lynn, St. Louis, 8-1; Hamels, Philadelphia, 8-1; American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 29 21 .580 Tampa Bay 29 21 .580 New York 26 23 .531 2.5 Toronto 26 24 .520 3 Boston 25 24 .510 3.5 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 28 22 .560 Cleveland 27 22 .551 1.5 Detroit 23 26 .469 4.5 Kansas City 21 28 .429 6.5

Minnesota 17 32 .347 10.5 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 31 19 .620 Los Angeles 26 25 .510 5.5 Oakland 22 28 .440 9 Seattle 22 30 .423 10 Today’s Games Detroit (Scherzer 4-3) at Boston (Beckett 4-4), 7:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Minnesota at Clevelnd, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Tamp Bay, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Chi-Sox, 8:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R H Ave Konrko CWS 47 171 31 66 .386 Hamilton Tex46 178 38 65 .365 Jeter NYY 48 207 27 70 .338 Trumbo LAA 42 151 21 51 .338 Jackson Det 36 136 29 45 .331 Ortiz Bos 49 185 34 59 .319 Fielder Det 49 189 29 60 .317 AdJones Bal 50 202 38 64 .317 Beltre Tex 46 177 27 56 .316 CDavis Bal 44 162 23 51 .315 HOMERUNS - Hamilton, Texas, 21; ADunn, Chicago, 16; Encarnacion, Toronto, 16; AdJones, Baltimore, 16; RBI Hamilton, Texas, 56; Encarnacion, Toronto, 41; MiCabrera, Detroit, 40; ADunn, Chicago, 37; HITS-Jeter, New York, 70; Konerko, Chicago, 66; Hamilton, Texas, 65; AdJones, Baltimore, 64; Andrus, Texas, 60; MiCabrera, Detroit, 60; Fielder, Detroit, 60. PITCHING - Darvish, Texas, 7-2; RRomero, Toronto, 6-1; Weaver, Los Angeles, 6-1;

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It was a great long weekend at Arrow Lakes as the Yacht Club held its annual fishing derby. Winners include from left, Mike Belanger with the overall largest fish, while Lil Laarz and Ryan Ferreira won the largest ladies and men’s fish respectively. Jadyn Ferreira won the girl’s prize and Brandon Costa the boy’s. Ryan Cox stood in for Zack Campbell who took home the junior fishers largest fish.

Derby fun for family BY TIMES STAFF

The Arrow Yacht Club Family Fishing Derby wrapped up last week with a large flotilla of fishers of all ages turning up for the annual event. Close to 70 anglers signed up for the derby with 21 junior fishers registered. There were three adult hidden weight prizes of $25 each and three hidden weight and time prizes of a tackle box and lure for the juniors courtesy of RHC Insurance Castlegar and Columbia Power Corporation that sponsored many of the cash prizes and hidden weight prizes. Mike Belanger pulled in a 10 pounds-six-ounces lunker for the overall winner pocketing a cool $500, while Lil Laarz won the Ladies largest fish with a 1 pound 15 ounce trophy, good for $200. Ryan Ferreira won the largest Men’s boating a 7 pound 14 ounce trout and the $200 prize.

All of the junior fishers were winners as they all went home with a prize bag. But it was Zack Campbell who tagged the largest junior fish overall, while Jadyn Ferreira and Brandon Costa won the girl’s and boy’s biggest catch, each taking home a rod and reel combo and $20 for their catch. The derby started on Saturday with wonderful sunny skies and ended with a delicious barbecue lunch on Monday at the Yacht Club. Despite some weather changes through the weekend and rain coming down on Monday, spirits were high during the lunch and the awards. “The focus on this derby was to encourage juniors to participate,” said Club manager Brenda Howell in an email. “The derby registrants went home with many door prizes thanks to the generosity of the Trail, Fruitvale, and Castlegar area merchants.”

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Canadian advances PARIS - Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak defeated China’s Zheng Jie 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the third round of the French Open. The Blainville, Que., native will face top-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the next

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with Wozniak leading 3-2. The pause left Wozniak to practise her serve on the court while a doctor and trainer spent at least 10 minutes examining and patching a heel blister on Zheng’s left foot. Wozniak managed to get her concentration back when play resumed despite exchanging breaks with her opponent. A concluding break in the final game put the Canadian ahead and Zheng sent a forehand long to end the match. “I’m content with this win,” said Wozniak. “But the injury time was very long. You cool off a bit when that happens. After she was treated she still moved well, so it was not an easy win.”


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This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. 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Talk to son without condemning girlfriend Dear Annie: My son has been dating “Meredith” for quite some time. They live together at college and plan to marry next year. I don’t know how to handle this girl. She never says thank you when you give her a gift, even in person, or when we cook dinner for her. And when the rest of us get up to clear the table, she just sits there. It’s awkward for me to ask her to help. She apparently was brought up without manners. I have discussed this with my son, who doesn’t seem to care, but it irks me to no end. Worse, my son always seems to be taking care of her. He rubs her back, clears her plate and brings her drinks and snacks. She never responds in kind. This is going to create a lot of tension at future family gettogethers, and I want to say something before

ANNIE’S

MAILBOX

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

they marry. Do I just tell her my feelings directly and let the chips fall? -- New Jersey Dear New Jersey: Please don’t. It’s possible that Meredith is horrifically shy and cannot bring herself to respond in a normal way. That would require that you patiently teach her. But if that’s not the case, you have a rude, indulged girl who isn’t going to change unless your son insists on it. And he has no intention of doing so. Talk to your son as neutrally as possible. Ask if Meredith treats you so poorly on purpose and, if so, why. Ask what you can do

to improve things. But we urge you to do it without condemning Meredith, which would force your son to defend her. The point is to make him think about what his future with her will be like. If nothing changes, please find something to appreciate about this girl even if it kills you. The alternative is to risk alienating your son. Dear Annie: I am 45 years old, have never been married and do not have kids. I am a straight man looking for a long-term relationship, but have had no luck finding the right lady. I have tried several dating websites, to no avail. I keep meeting divorced women with issues and baggage far beyond what I can handle. My longest relationship lasted nine months and ended abruptly. I have no problem dating divorcees with kids, but they don’t seem to want a man in

my situation. And I’m having trouble meeting women who have never been married and don’t have children. What can I do? -- Single Too Long Dear Single: There are drawbacks to being 45 with no baggage. People wonder what’s wrong with you. Gather your closest friends and relatives and ask for an honest critique of your date-ability. Be willing to work on their suggestions. (Counseling can help if the issues relate to your basic personality.) The rest is going where the women are. Do some volunteer work. Travel. Join a choir, community theater, church group, political organization, whatever interests you. It will give women a chance to get to know you without the pressure of a relationship -- and vice versa. And keep in mind that becoming a stepfather can be rewarding as well as challenging. Please don’t dismiss it

so quickly. Dear Annie: “Hands Tied in Michigan” said her husband works out of state and sometimes doesn’t call when he’s back from dinner with the guys. I say the wife needs to develop her own

interests and friends and find ways to keep busy while he is away so she is not so demanding. It is excessive to expect a phone call each night. She sounds insecure and immature. After working all day and having dinner

with co-workers, he may be finished talking for the day. Couples who have independent interests add more to their relationship. -- An Independent Wife Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar.

TODAY’S PUZZLES

TODAY’S CROSSWORD

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LEISURE

YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Friday, June 1, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your words are sweetness and light today, because you have the gift of the gab. Conversations with others will be delightful. Many of you can make money from talking or writing today. Try it! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Trust your money-making ideas. (Write them down.) Discussions with others could lead to a better job or boost your income in some way. You’ll also enjoy shopping for beautiful things. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Today you’re unusually diplomatic and charming, which is why others will enjoy talking to you. Do get out and schmooze. Enjoy your day! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Secret love affairs or just private social occasions will be exciting today. You might

be planning a surprise for someone else. It appears that something pleasant is going on behind the scenes. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’ll love talking to artistic, creative people today. These conversations will stimulate you and make you feel more alive. Romance with a friend might begin. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is an excellent day to talk to bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. People in power will find you charming and cooperative. They like you! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll enjoy travel of any kind today. Because your appreciation of beauty is heightened, visit parks, galleries, museums, interesting architectural buildings and beautiful places. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a perfect day to

decide how to divide something or discuss the details of inheritances, insurance matters and disputed shared property. Everyone will be friendly and cooperative. Use this to your advantage. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Enjoy good times schmoozing with friends and partners today. Even relations with members of the general public will be extremely warm.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Don’t hesitate to give your input about creative matters or how something looks. People will respect your advice about design, layout, composition, color and appearance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a wonderful, playful, flirtatious day! Make plans to party or enjoy a long lunch or dinner with loved ones.

Sports and fun times with children will please you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a lovely day to entertain at home. Invite the gang over for a barbecue or some fun snacks, because people are in the mood to socialize. YOU BORN TODAY You’re aware of the society around you because you like to stay current. You take pride in your knowledge of a wide range of subjects. You are

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ANIMAL CRACKERS

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fun-loving and witty. Many of you have a talent with languages. You’re always social, because you like the company of others. You will love your year ahead because it will be an unusually social year benefiting all relationships. Birthdate of: Morgan Freeman, actor; Marilyn Monroe, actress; Andy Griffith, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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Line Cook 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 oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. 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 Carpenters & apprentices wanted for Pols Contracting. Call Jeff @ 250.231.4142

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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for QAQC Manager in Kitimat, BC, Canada. The QA QC Manager will have knowledge in the following: Responsible for all inspection activities - Assign qualified inspection and test personnel to perform their applicable quality related activities - Responsible for review and approval of test controls and test results, inspection records and welding inspections. - Document nonconformances - Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or construction-related discipline from four-year college or university; or 2 to 4 years related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the civil discipline Knowledge of construction practices (i.e., formwork, rebar, concrete placing, etc) is preferred -Demonstrated skill and knowledge with applicable Quality codes. - Must have knowledge of the general structure of quality assurance programs, especially of inspection and testing procedures under those programs. Please send resume to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior, two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www. interfor.com.

International Forest Products Limited is recruiting two positions in the Marine Department of our Castlegar division. The positions will be based out of Castlegar, BC. The successful candidates will be responsible in assisting on work boats and the tug boat for the safe towing of logs down the Arrow Lakes and through the Hugh Keenleyside Dam. The positions entail working in adverse weather conditions.

Interfor is currently recruiting for a Purchaser/Stores Coordinator for our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing, organizing parts/supplies, and interaction with operations/maintenance crews while providing professional service and ensuring a safe working environment.

Candidates must be respectful of crew members, management, customers and company property.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, computer and organizational skills, be detailed and results oriented, and possess strong analytical capabilities.

Knowledge of log species, chainsaw use and machine operation would be an asset for these positions. Candidates will be required to achieve the Marine MED A1 First Aid course during the probationary period.

Must have the ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment.

Interested applicants should forward a resume By June 15, 2012 to: International Forest Products Ltd PO Box 3728, Castlegar, BC V1N 3W4 Fax: (604) 422-3252 or email: taumi.mccreight@interfor.com

We offer a competitive salary and bene¿t package. If you believe that you have the skills and quali¿cations that we are looking for, your resume can be emailed in con¿dence by June 11th, 2012 to: Taumi.mccreight@interfor.com

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Duplex / 4 Plex FRUITVALE 3bdrm., quiet, w/deck, includes heat. $800. Call Val 250-368-3384

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Excellent interpersonal and physical skills will enhance the candidate’s ability to successfully achieve team and departmental goals.

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1st Trail Real Estate

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

OPEN HOUSES MLS# K211181

Sat, June 2 11am-12:30pm 3161 Iris Crescent Trail $229,900

ting New Lis

MLS# K211176

Sat, June 2 11am-1pm 3364 Laurel Cres Trail $215,000

MLS# K206391

Sat, June 2 12-2pm 930 12th Ave Montrose $419,000

Sat, June 2 1:30pm-3:30pm 1792 Daniel Street Trail $218,000

MLS# K213040

Fruitvale $429,000 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

MLS# K211391

Rossland $359,900 Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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MLS# K206097

MLS# K212336

MLS# K205398

Trail $275,000

Fruitvale $274,900

Fruitvale $274,500

Warfield $259,900

Trail $239,900

Warfield $229,900

Trail $214,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

MLS# K212989

ce New Pri

es 2 Hous

MLS# K210392

MLS# K205930

MLS# K210284

MLS# K212933

MLS# K207019

Beaver Falls $209,900

Trail $206,000

Trail $169,000

Trail $155,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Trail

MLS# K212535

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ting New Lis

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MLS# K205620

MLS# K210399

MLS# K205510

Fruitvale $335,000

$145,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

A uy Super B

MLS# K200362

MLS# K211022

Trail $137,500

Warfield $66,500

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900


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Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 2 starting @ 1:00pm

Fruitvale

T EA ! GR ATION C LO

26 Short St. Fruitvale

$369,500 C 1A

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

Boats

$209,900

$169,000

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

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IE RV

Glenmerry

WS

$365,000

Attention horse lovers! These Pend d’oreille properties don’t come up often. This 4 bdrm home has room for everyone!

SOLD

$314,900

$189,000

$249,000

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

www.allprorealty.ca Annable

Y BU OD GO

A good, solid home built in 1962 on a corner lot - large deck, great parking and good usable Ă oor plan. You owe yourself a look. Call today!

$184,900 SE OR : H LE N P T AT PEO

Hudu Valley

$359,000 W NE

Horse property. Over six acres with a solid 2 bedroom home. Call today!

Beaver Falls

G TIN LIS

$389,900

Beautiful 6.37 acre parcel on the edge of Montrose with large 4 bdrm house. Gorgeous property with tons of privacy.

Montrose

Glenmerry

This home features 3 bdrms on main & 2 down. Custom kitchen w/ ceramic à oors, laundry on main, spa-like main bath with jetted tub, spiral staircase, spacious living room with NG Àreplace, picture window overlooking valley. All on 2.79 acres.

Spacious 4 level split 4 bdrm family home close to Glenmerry Elementary. Updated electrical, furnace & HW tank. Fenced yard w/ garden area & fruit trees. Perfect for the growing family!

$269,000

Fruitvale

Sunningdale

Solid 5 bedroom home located on a à at 50’ x 100’ lot.

This 4 bed, 3 bath home is like new and has a detached 24x24’ shop!!

Very charming and totally updated 3 bedroom home. The perfect package!

SOLD

Shavers Bench

T EA N GR ATIO C O L

$174,900

W NE

W NE

W NE

Trail

Trail

$99,900 W NE

$259,900

This one will wow you! Completely open plan living, kitchen built for a chef, covered patio, fenced yard, 2 beds, 3 baths.

Trail

3 bedroom home with character & charm. Close to school, parks and pool!

Be your own boss! Well established downtown business. Turn key.

$59,000

Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26

W NE

Sunningdale Modernized 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in an awesome Sunningdale location!

$399,900

G TIN LIS

$239,000

5 bdrm, 2 bath home locatedi n beautiful Montrose. Level, fenced yard, single carport, vaulted ceilings, spacious Ă oor plan, covered deck.

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 2 starting at 11am

7191 Wright Way Waneta

$329,000

Check out this brand new 1/2 duplex. Over 2,600 sq.ft. Ànished!

WarÀeld

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OMG! All done and just waiting for you. A must see!

$239,900 Montrose

Fruitvale

Great 3 bdrm family home, with a garage & 2 carports!

Enjoy the views from this great deal! This home has newer roof, windows & siding.

$199,000

Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Bright & modern 4 bedroom home is spectacular inside with beautiful kitchen, bathrooms, living room, rec. room and so much more!

Montrose

$249,000 W NE

Solid 2 bdrm home only steps away from Gyro Park. Open living room, kitchen and dining room on main Ă oor. Great potential!

Sunningdale

G TIN LIS

SOLD G TIN LIS

Lovingly cared for family home in a great location of Shavers Bench. Four bedrooms, rec room, underground sprinklers, single garage, must see.

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WarÀeld

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27

250-368-5000

Trail

4 bdrms, 2 baths. Double car garage on a no thru street

Houses For Sale

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

Trail

$169,900

Trail

IN VE MO E A D Y R

Beautiful 3 bedroom home plus a loft on a huge 105x100 lot on the riverbank in Glenmerry. Fantastic views!

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WanetaNelway

$549,000

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Five bedroom house on one acre in Fruitvale. New paint and Ă ooring throughout. Good suite potential and parking. On village water!

East Trail

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2001 20ft. Campion Explorer 552 4.3 Mercruiser, ďŹ shing ready with 2001 4.9 Yamaha 4 stroke kicker, electric downrigger, ďŹ sh ďŹ nder and more. New price $34,600, sell for $19,200. obo. Ph.250-3641020 or 250-368-7808

Fight Back.

$289,900

Fruitvale

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Cars - Domestic 2003 CHEVY Cavalier, 2dr sport standard transmission. 180,000kms. 2 sets of rims, new struts, new brakes. $1,800. obo. 250-367-9172

A large family home on a great new lot in Fruitvale

Beautiful chalet style family home on a quiet street. Close to school & town. 3 levels, 3+ bdrms, 2 baths, tons of features and a great backyard.

Houses For Sale

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

$207,000

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 Trail Daily Times

REGIONAL A DOUBLE TREAT ON MOTHER’S DAY

NELSON

Layoff notices for 23 teachers BY SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star

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Not only did Valerie and Darren Rossi receive a special gift in the arrival of daughter Lola on May 13, the happy mom was also the recipient of a special gift basket from the Trail Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for the first baby born on Mother’s Day. Presenting the basket full of baby gifts, flowers plus a special gift for the new mom were Sharon Radulovich, president of the Auxiliary and Louise Yuris, Auxiliary chaplain.

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Friday, June 1 4-6pm

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Twenty-three Nelson public school teachers received layoff notices earlier this month. Elsewhere in the Kootenay Lake School District (SD8), another 13 teachers were also told their positions wouldn’t exist by the end of June. This after SD8 learned the province plans to reduce its funding protection by 1.5 per cent per school year beginning next September, taking $750,000 out of the district’s budget. The funding reductions will continue each year until SD8 is out of funding protection and receiving only per-student funding, which is expected to take three years. “Funding protection was never meant to be a permanent thing,� superintendent Jeff Jones said. “It was introduced to help rural school districts with declining student enrolment, so we wouldn’t have to make major cuts right away.�

In all, the 36 individual layoffs in SD8 add up to 19 full-time equivalent teaching positions lost. But Jones said at least 15 of those FTE reductions will be dealt with by attrition. “We have a lot of teachers retiring or taking voluntary leave,� Jones said, explaining the affected teachers could move into those positions. Longtime teachers also have the option to use their seniority to bump a teacher junior to them and take over their position. “We’ll try to keep these teachers within our school district,� Jones said. It’s not just teachers impacted by the budget shortfall. Jones said SD8 will close its District Resource Centre and reduce support staff by 1.6 FTE positions. Administrative staff, such as principals, won’t be affected this year, but may be reduced in the future. Jones said SD8’s priority is keeping schools open. But it’s tough with declining enrolment.

LISTING

STING NEW LI

STING NEW LI

2290 McLeod Ave, Rossland

$239,000

SOLD

57 Moller Road, Fruitvale

$263,500

Super family home located in the friendly community of Fruitvale- 3 bdrms/2 bthrms. Great floor plan for the whole family, finished on both levels. Call your REALTORÂŽ for a viewing, you will be pleased. Call Mark (250) 231-5591

STING NEW LI

1621 Cooke Avenue, Rossland

$369,000

4 level split 6 bdrm solid home on 90x100 lot. New roof, new deck, huge double car garage / workshop. Lots of space here! Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

1490 – 4th Avenue, Trail

$189,900

2+ bdrm home on a corner lot has good size rooms, updated kitchen, office and workshop. A/C, u/g sprinklers, garage and carport on flat, fenced lot!

STING NEW LI

ICE NEW PR

3799 Woodland Drive, Trail

Charming “heritage-style� home. This 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath home features oak in-laid floors, wood-burning fireplace and tons of charm. Upgrades include numerous windows, electrical and roofing. A terrific home at a great price.

Fabulous location! This home has been updated with hardwood flooring and new windows and doors. 3 bdrms, large living room and updated kitchen. Single garage and open parking. Large sundeck overlooking Trail Creek. Don’t miss having this home on your viewing list, you will love it.

This home is situated on a beautiful lot overlooking the park and has been lovingly maintained with many updates including furnace, a/c, deck and roof. There are 3 bdrms on the main and lots of room down with huge rec room. An extra bonus is double carport and newer 20 x 24 shop!

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

$155,000

$375,000

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Call Terry 250-231-1101

83 Perdue Street, Trail 565 Rossland Avenue, Trail

#2-1007 Olaus Way, Rossland

$169,000

For additional information and photos on all of our listings, please visit

www.kootenayhomes.com

$359,000

3583 Marigold Drive, Trail

$225,000 Ideal 4 bdrm, 2.5 bthrm modern designed family home, located on a large landscaped 3bdrm owner built custom home, located lot, walking distance to school. close to school, flat lot, new furnace, garage, Fully finished on 2 levels and loads fenced yard. Ideal for starter or retiring of storage. couple Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162 STING NEW LI

309 – 12th Avenue, Genelle

$329,000

460 Forrest Drive, Warfield

$299,000

1787 Columbia Ave, Rossland

$154,000

Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur

$250,000

Immaculate Rancher with over 2500 sq. Funky, bright 2 bdrm home with AMAZING Fantastic opportunity- 29 subdividable ft. of space on the main floor! Tastefully South views! Situated on a large lot acres for your dream home, hobby farm or renovated offering 3 bdrms, hobby room, with small garage and tons of parking, to hold as an investment. Treed with large office, huge living room, large master with this home features hardwood floors, level building sites and plenty of privacy. en-suite, above ground pool and hot tub, lots of windows and loads of character. Electricity and telephone available at carport, and RV parking on 0.95 flat acres. This home will sell quick so call your property line. Call your REALTORŽ today Ž This is a fantastic package! REALTOR before it’s gone! to view this opportunity. Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! Deanne Lockhart ext 41

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665 tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Cell: 250-231-0153

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Call Art (250) 368-8818

ext 42

c21art@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

mamantea@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

terryalton@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com


Trail Daily Times, May 31, 2012