Page 1


Come check out our new look and new arrivals


Liquidating ladies sandals, hiking shoes, cycle shoes, jerseys, gloves, backpacks, bikes, wakeboards and tents. the Kootenays largest sports store is still taking trades and consignments.

510 Hall St 250-505-5055

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Castlegar’s showcase SculptureWalk 2012 gets a great sendoff.

Summit in sight

Rural dwellers to compare notes at Grand Forks conference.

page 2

Step Right Up!

“Snake oil” bottles gain in value over the years.

page 3

page 12

What are the kids doing this summer? Join the fun and adventure at

• Arts / Crafts • Campfire Story Time • Day Camp Every Tues., Wed. & Thurs.

• Challenge course • Kayaking • Rappelling • Swimming • Country Hoedown and more Learn teamwork, sportsmanship and make friends for life

Pines Bible Camp is accredited in B.C.

Located at 10005 North Fork Road,

Grand Forks Our purpose is to provide fun, active and educational outdoor programs for kids, youth and adults.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: before June 29th, 2012 To register go to and for more information email or call 250-442-0220


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser



Nelson Chrysler


We’re overstocked with a HUGE SELECTION of Pre-owned Ford Trucks!



2011 Ford F-350 XLT 4x4 STK#12-68A 4 Crew Cab, Automatic, Power & Tow pkg. Air Conditioning, 18,750 KMS

STK#12-37A 2011 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 2 door Regular Cab, Automatic, Clean local trade! Short Box. 23,800 KMS

Jim Sinclair photo



2009 Ford Ranger FX4 4x4 STK#1139A 4 door Super Cab, 5 Speed Manual, Power pkg., small body lift! 51,000 KMS

2008 Ford F-250 Lariat 4x4 STK#12-03B 4 door Super Cab, Automatic, 1 owner, 6.4L Diesel. 88,000 KMS



2008 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 STK#U0974A 2 door Regular Cab, 5 Speed Manual, Nice clean local trade. 67,200 KMS

1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 STK# U0919A 4 door Super Cab, Automatic, Short Box, Power pkg. 187,000 KMS







2007 Grand Caravan SE

2006 Dodge Ram1500

Local 1 owner trade, 4 door Stow & Go, 142,000 Kilometres

4x4 V8 5.7L Hemi, Automatic Quad Cab, 4 door, Canopy, 110,000 Kilometres

2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 6 speed Manual, 4 door SUV, Alloy wheels, Fog lights, Dual Tops, 69,000 Kilometres



Festive SculptureWalk installation event was marked Saturday with a fanfare by Douglas Walker of Black Creek, BC. Walker’s “Kinetic Weather Disturbance” is one of 30 fresh sculptures which will grace Castlegar over the coming months.


SculptureWalk 2012 off to a fantastic start JIM SINCLAIR Advertiser Editor




2008 Mazda Mazda5 GT 4 door Minivan, Local 1 owner trade, Air 4 door Minivan, 5 Speed Manual, FWD, Fully loaded, Leather, 92,700 Kilometres Conditioning and DVD. 90,100 Kilometres 2005 Dodge Caravan SE

803 Baker St. Nelson B.C

352-3542 • DL#5413

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4 door SUV, 4x4, 6 Speed Manual, Dual tops, ONLY 23,000 Kilometres!!!


May 25 and 26 were designated as set-up days for Castlegar SculptureWalk 2012. The downtown was abuzz with excited, creative energy as the 30 artworks were put in their own special spots from which to be observed and enjoyed over the coming months. One of the artists is Douglas Walker of Black Creek, BC (on Vancouver Island between Courtenay and Campbell River). He described how he be-

came involved in the SculptureWalk. “We were delivering a sculpture to Nelson,” he related on Saturday morning. “A couple of lovely ladies bought it. They told me about the SculptureWalk in Castlegar. They said ‘You’ve got to put something in it.’ So I started thinking about it.” Walker went through the application process, and was successful. Like all of the artists spoken with during the set -up, he was very pleased to be part of the event, an event of the type that’s

apparently not too common in Canada. “Just off hand,” said Walker, “the only other one I can think of is a private sculpture competition in New Brunswick... St. Andrews by the Sea. Kingsborough Gardens has a sculpture competition... not quite on par with this one. “This a pretty big deal in Canada. Down in the ‘States there’s all kinds of shows like this. But it’s rare that we find an event like this in a place the size of Castlegar. It’s really impressive.”

West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012


News RDCK apologizes for ‘inconsistent’ funding GREG NESTEROFF West Kootenay Advertiser

Many groups around the region will split $1.2 million in Columbia Basin Trust community initiative funding following final approval by the Regional District of Central Kootenay last week. But others will receive an apology instead. The board acknowledged the rules weren’t applied uniformly this year and certain groups received money while others in similar circumstances were told

they were ineligible and withdrew their applications or didn’t submit them. “This is certainly a dilemma,” said chair John Kettle, adding he believed the only way to handle things was to approve the grants as presented. “We have negated some [applications] we’re going to have to apologize for. It’s unfortunate.” Causing confusion is whether services funded through tax dollars are eligible for Trust grants — generally they aren’t, but there are exceptions

or ways around it. For example, RDCK fire departments aren’t supposed to receive funds, but affiliated fire protection societies have been awarded money to buy equipment for them. “Unfortunately we excluded some applications because of the rules we received, which we thought was proper protocol,” said vice-chair and Slocan director Hillary Elliott. She knew of at least two projects from her village that might have received funding had they

been provided with different information at the outset. “It’s very disappointing. At the same time do I penalize other communities for doing great projects because ours didn’t have the same benefit? No. I’m hoping next year we will have this sorted out. It’s about consistency, not who gets what.” Slocan Valley director Walter Popoff said he intends to compensate excluded organizations in his area through separate grants to the tune of $25,000 to $30,000.

“Going forward I want to see firm direction so this doesn’t happen again,” he said. Nelson mayor John Dooley said he was less concerned about whether a project received tax dollars than whether it had broad community benefit. “We need a fair strategy,” he said. “We are dealing with guidelines dictated by Columbia Basin Trust and should have a clear idea where the flaws are.” Kettle said next year they’ll ask for a template in writing.

Thank you

to everyone who came out and made our Garden Day event and fundraising yard sale on May 26th a success! We appreciate your continued support.

Don’t forget to stop by to pick up your 2012-2013 fishing licence. While you’re here, check out our new shipment of hunting and fishing supplies.

Freeman’s Your Country Store With More

East of Rock Creek, corner of Kettle Valley East Rd. & Hwy 3 (250) 446-2899 or toll free 1-877-646-2899 • Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm


Montrose town hall forum airs water concerns Trail Briefs Montrose residents were desperate for an explanation last Wednesday night after a water main breakage three weeks ago forced water restrictions on the community. More than 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 the current status of

the repairs. 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 engineers who don’t serve us well,” said Ken Rugg, who lives near the destroyed property. “There are a lot of qualified people in this area and council 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 profession, 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.

Quelling hospital concerns Fears raised earlier this year over the possible removal of regional status from Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital have been quelled by the Interior Health Authority’s board of directors’ chair. Norman Embree said in a letter April 12 to Trail city council that concerns with the hospital’s regional status — raised in March by Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff — were unfounded. He pointed to the significant investment the IHA, the com-

munity and the city (through infrastructure investments) have made in the hospital as reasons why it would remain the West Kootenay’s regional facility. “The noted investments supported the establishment of a regional facility and will continue to support a consistent and comprehensive suite of services to the residents of the West Kootenay into the future,” he said. Embree cited over $20 million invested in upgrades and maintenance since the IHA was created in 2001.

Grand Forks set to host 2012 BC Rural Summit CASSANDRA CHIN West Kootenay Advertiser

Grand Forks will host this year’s B.C. Rural Communities Summit at Grand Forks Secondary School from June 7 to 9. The event will bring over 100 people from around the province to attend multiple workshops and focuses on networking with other communities. Mayor Brian Taylor believes the exposure will be good for Grand Forks. “We’re such a typical small town in the province and there are

many rural communities that face the same types of challenges that we face here,” he said. “It’s quite appropriate to hold a rural summit in a rural community. It’s typical and has many of the same problems as other communities.” Sarah Winton, executive director for Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, agreed. “There’s going to be some great exposure for the community,” she said. “They’ll be eating at our restaurants and staying in our hotels and hope-

fully shopping while they’re here.” This year’s theme is focused on “Grassroots, Growing Sustainable Rural Communities,” and will feature a keynote address by Selkirk College CEO Angus Graeme. “There will be a series of workshops throughout the day on Friday and Saturday morning, with 15 workshops in total,” explained Winton. “Participants will be able to choose whichever workshop in that time period that they like.” Local speakers in-

clude Roly Russell and Frank Moreland. Russell will provide a workshop called “Plugging the Leaks: Improving What We Got by Building Real Rural Economic Wealth,” while Moreland has a workshop called “Creating Regional Food Economies: opportunities and challenges.” “Russell will focus on providing regional rural economic practitioners with a revised framework for strengthening rural economies,” explained Winton. Moreland will use

a food value chain to explore economically rewarding strategies while staying local. “The summit promotes strategies for issues and challenges that rural communities face because they’re very different than urban centres and places with larger populations,” said Winton. “It’s a great opportunity for people to share and exchange information, and network with communities that are exactly in the same position as we are.” For more information or to register, visit

YOU ARE INVITED... Silver Kettle Village, Grand Forks newest seniors development, will be hosting a career fair to showcase the great new careers that will be coming up in Grand Forks. Please come with a resume in hand as we will be accepting resumes. When: Thursday, June 7 from 5:30-7:00 PM Where: Seniors Citizens Center at City Park 565 71st Ave For More Information (250) 489-0667



Monday - Saturday 9 - 6

Sundays 9 - 5

Moisture Mix soil

Okanagan Grown Granny Smith & Red Delicious

¢ $ 99 39 5. Locally grown Long APPLES


English Cucumbers



Fresh local Asparagus & Tomatoes

reg. price $ 7.99

Soil 42 L $7.99 price Booster reg.9.99 $

Peat moss

In Stock $8.75 Tropical Plants Red Wave 15% off Petunia $ 99 4 pot 1. Bale


Basket Stuffers 21/2’ pot $1.49 Emerald Queen Maple Tree (green) Nasturtiums Off from $ 31/2 pot $1.49 reg.price


Dianthus, Ageratum, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale & Lettuce .99¢/4 pack 250-442-2510 4415 Hwy 3 West of Grand Forks


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser



This Friday, June 1 Only! st



Lean Ground Beef

2 lbs. for $5!

2 Litre Bottle!

Fluff Style. LIMIT FOUR. Works out to $2.50/lb or $5.51/kg.

Safeway Apple Juice

50¢ ea!

Coca-Cola or Pepsi Soft Drinks

From Concentrate. 1 Litre. Plus deposit and/or enviro levy where applicable. LIMIT TEN.

Fresh Raspberries

Large 340 g!

Product of U.S.A. Large 340 g. LIMIT TWO.

Assorted varieties. 2 Litre. Plus deposit and/or enviro levy where applicable. LIMIT TEN - Combined varieties.

2 for $5!

2 for $5!

Bakery Counter Cheddar Cheese Buns

Summer Fresh Salad Bowls

Or Onion or Cheese Bread Sticks. Package of 6.

Assorted varieties. 200 to 400 g.

2 for $5!

2 for $5!

Deli Counter Chicken Breast

Assorted varieties. 250 g. Pre-packaged only.

Fructis Hair Care

384 mL. Or Styling Products. Select varieties and sizes.

T-Bone Steaks ®

Cut from 100% Canadian Beef. LIMIT FOUR. While supplies last. Price in effect on Friday, June 1st Only.

1 Day Only



/ lb. 13.21kg


Become a fan of Safeway! Follow us for more recipes, how-to videos, great savings and AIR MILES® reward miles bonus offers!


Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, June 1, 2012 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On FRI BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ. Prices in this ad good through June 1st.


West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012


JIM SINCLAIR Advertiser Editor

‘If you need something done, ask a busy person,’ the old saying goes. Well, someone needs to accept Castlegar’s 2012 Citizen of the Year award and the recipient, Jacquie Hamilton may have had to bump an appointment or two to make the event on May 30. Jacquie, along with a host of other deserving nominees was under consideration for the annual award arranged by the Castlegar Knights of Columbus club. As it happened, it was her name that made the top of the list. Jacquie had known about the nomination for a couple of weeks. She told the West Kootenay Advertiser on May 25 she was not totally comfortable with the limelight but consented to let her name stand because she’s aware of the honour that goes with the nomination, and appreciates it. Many others will see the announcement as a timely acknowledgement of the effective effort Jacquie has put in on behalf of so many over the years. Many artistic endeavours have had a boost thanks to Ham-

Jacquie Hamilton with Art Walk brochure and full date book – Castlegar’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. Jim Sinclair photo

ilton’s influence. A member of the Selkirk Weavers and Spinners Guild, Jacquie is a fibre artist with a lifelong interest all artforms. The role she chooses is one played behind the scenes. “To stand up and be publicly recognized is hard work for me,” she stated. “But it’s an honour you just can’t refuse.” Gaps in Jacquie’s date book are rare as hen’s teeth, and she likes it that way. “Jacquie has made a tremendous contribution to arts and cultural activities in Castlegar,” outlines

Elizabeth Fleet who was instrumental in Hamilton’s nomination. “She was the cofounder of Castlegar’s Art Walk, which she still coordinates, and she is either treasurer or chair of several other arts oriented committees and groups in Castlegar and the West Kootenay region. “My first-hand experience of Jacquie’s expertise was when I chaired the CastlegarEmbetsu Educational Exchange Committee in its early years. She has been treasurer for the committee since its inception in 1997,

and she is also active in the Certified Management Accountants’ West Kootenay Chapter.” Fleet summed up the points behind Hamilton’s nomination for Castlegar’s Citizen of the Year for 2012. “She is a person who works solidly and dependably in the background, and gets things done. Those of us who have been aware of her work were very anxious for her contribution as a volunteer to be recognized. I did coordinate her nomination, but there were many letters of support from the different groups with which Jacquie is involved.” There were 14 nominees this year, many of whom had multiple nominators. Knights of Columbus spokesperson Bob Saari, in revealing the identity of this year’s recipient, said, “Castlegar and area are indeed blessed with so many outstanding community-minded citizens. Their many efforts and accomplishments make all of us who live in this splendid part of Canada proud. It is amazing to me all the good works our many nominees have completed within our

community, and the selection of only one is always difficult. This year, again, many worthy nominations have been submitted. The selection committee has determined that one stood out above all others this year. The committee agreed that this candidate best met the criteria established for the title Citizen of the Year. We are proud to pay tribute to this year’s honouree, Jacquie Hamilton.” Hamilton, as mentioned, is honoured by the whole sequence of events. She’s very pleased to be able to help wherever she can, pleased to put her financial knowledge to work in helping various organizations stay afloat. In once again downplaying her contribution to the community, Castlegar’s Citizen of the Year for 2012 steered credit to others including Audrey Polovnikoff of the Castlegar Recreation Commission and Krista Patterson of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. “I chair some meetings and that’s the easy part,” she concluded. “Everyone else has the ideas. I act as a facilitator.”

Get yourself set to put the bite on the real thing ARNE PETRYSHEN West Kootenay Advertiser

Rossland Real Food is starting off the growing season with a number of activities that will help your cultivation and raising of real food. One of those activities is the third annual backyard chicken crawl. Rachael Roussin said the purpose of the crawl is to educate community members as well as share experiences about raising backyard chickens. “We find it’s really

important to spread the word about best practices with backyard chickens,” Roussin explained. “They’re really popular now.” Backyard chickens are a sometimes controversial subject – allowed in Rossland while banned elsewhere. “They’re all over the news, some municipalities allow them, some don’t,” she said. “The city of Rossland does allow them. I think that’s terrific because it gives family members the chance to have that experi-

ence of raising their own food. And also it’s just a very economical, sustainable way to eat eggs daily.” She said it’s for that reason Rossland Real Food wants to help communities understand what’s involved with backyard chickens. The crawl is from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 3. Chicken coop owners will be at their coops outside expecting people to come and will talk about their coops and their

chickens. “It’s a way for people to learn what they can do better or differently if they are just getting started or interested in getting started,” she said. The Rossland Mountain Market is also returning this year, staring at the end of June. It will be relocated a block up from its usual location due to the construction going on downtown. The new location will be on First Avenue near the old fire hall. “The location between the fire hall and

the church with the red roof is ideal in that it’s scenic, it’s clean, it’s almost central and traffic is going to be increased on First due to the downtown renovation,” she said. The market will run every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. They welcome new vendors, whose costs remain the same, with the rules that govern the market: “Make it, bake it, grow it, with a few exceptions,” Roussin said. For more info go to www.rosslandfood. com.

DATE: TUESDAY JUNE 19th 2012 @ 7:00 PM LOCATION: Heritage Inn Cranbrook 803 Cranbrook St N Cranbrook BC For more information on the AGM and how to vote by proxy visit our website


2004 KIA RIO

WAS $24,995 SALE $21,500

Auto, A/C, 131,300 kms







WAS $16,495 SALE $10,995



V6, Well Equipped

WAS $22,995 SALE $15,500


SALE $10,495





LOADED, 93,500 kms



Most options, 47,000 kms

4x4, quad cab, 116,300 kms




185,000 kms

WAS $25,995 SALE $22,995








loaded, 162,000kms



Instant financing available OAC


Check out our vehicles online at



8153 Old Waneta Rd,Trail

Dealer Lic #24802



2007 HONDA CIVIC EX loaded 5 Speed Nice Car! stk#1620-1




1996 Subaru Outback AWD stk#1628-1 Wagon .......................................................... JUST IN $3,495 1998 Toyota Camry XLE stk#W-7025 4 door, sedan................................................ JUST IN $3,695 SOLD 1998 Toyota Rav 4 4WD stk#1535-1 5 spd ............ $5,995 $5 995 2000 Outback AWD stk#1592-2 5 speed .............................................................NOW $6,900 2003 Toyota Corolla Sport stk#1614-1 4 door, auto......................................................NOW $4,900 2003 Impreza AWD Wagon stk#1594-1 one owner .................................................................. $5,995 2004 Toyota Echo stk#W-7760 4 door, auto.................................................. JUST IN $6,295 2005 Mazda 3 GS stk#W-1972 Hatchback, auto ........................................... JUST IN $7,995 2005 GMC Jimmy 4WD stk#1234-1 135,000kms ................................................. JUST IN $5,995 2006 Subaru Tribeca Ltd AWD stk#W-1245 fully loaded ........................................................NOW $16,900 16,900 SOLD 2006 Toyota Corolla CE stk#1609-1 4dr, one owner, no accidents..................................... $7,995 2006 Forester AWD X stk#1559-1 Auto, one owner ......................................................$14,990 2007 Dodge Ram 4WD SLT Quad Cab 1500 stk#1621-2 ..............................................................$16,995 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stk#1573-1 Sto-N-Go Seats .................................................NOW $6,995 2010 Subaru Forester AWD X stk#1581-1 Auto, one owner, all seasons & winters .....JUST IN $22,995 2009 Impreza 2.5i AWD stk#1629-1 4dr, only 30,000km....................................JUST IN $17,995 TAXES AND $299.00 DOC FEE EXTRA

SUMMIT SUBARU We Specialize in New & Used 4 Wheel Drives Across from Waneta Plaza Trail DL#10441

250-364-9988 or Toll Free 1-888-737-9988

Your AUTHORIZED Subaru Dealership in the West Kootenay

Take It To! The Top


Community/Volunteerism Hamilton is Castlegar’s Citizen of the Year



Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser

Arts & Culture

ϮϬϭϮ Christina Nick

Sculpture Talk

Welcome to our new regular feature introducing the artists behind the sculptures in this year’s Castlegar SculptureWalk.

‘Salmon’ (welded steel/ mixed media) Multi-disciplinarian sculptor Christina Nick returns to Sculpturewalk this year with an arresting piece based on what she witnessed here last year, and annually near her Brackendale home. The spawning kokanee are her inspiration for this year’s entry, and her colourful three-dimensional welded fish “spawning along the streets” will no doubt be another crowd pleaser. Last year Nick’s ‘Wheel of Life’ – the large metal horse replete with revolving drum on Columbia Avenue – won 2nd Place in the Peoples Choice Award category, one of the favourites of all who viewed and voted. “It was really gratifying to be chosen as one of the four favourites with the voting public,” says Nick. “ Originally I intended to submit a different sculpture but my plans changed at the eleventh hour. I’m glad people liked ‘Wheel of Life’ so much and hope they’ll relate positively to this year’s work.” ‘Salmon’ should fit the bill. A series of funky, folky spawners, each fish in the sculpture is individually unique but part of the flow of the work as a whole. Using various pieces of cold- hammered, reclaimed metal to create distinctive body patterns and a whole bunch of different welds to assemble heads, fins and tails and mount them all, each shimmers and shines in blue, red, brown, and silver tones. The individual fish, over a dozen and a half, are attached at varying heights along a stand that spans over six metres. “The viewer will look at the fish against the sky as if they were underwater, the spawn-

ers swimming along above,” Nick explains. Working out of studios in Brackendale (where this piece took shape) and Serres Morlaas, France, Nick also sculpts in wood, stone and bronze - using the ancient practice of cire perdue (lost wax) to create small, intricate pieces – as well as creating one-of-a-kind fences and gates. “There is definitely a difference between the relative delicacy of the cire perdue bronze process and my larger metal and steel pieces, to say

“The viewer will look at the fish against the sky as if they were underwater, the spawners swimming along above” Christina Nick nothing of the fences and gates” says Nick. “But it is nice to go from one to the other and back again. “I certainly don’t get stuck in a rut, and if sculpting isn’t moving me momentarily, I’ll sketch or pull out the brushes. Art in its many forms will always be a huge part of who I am.” ‘Salmon’ is proof of that. It showcases Nick’s creativity and talent cleverly, harmoniously incorporating metal and mixed media to portray the animals she naturally gravitates to in her life and her art.

For more information on SculptureWalk pick up a brochure from one of the ballot boxes in downtown Castlegar or visit

West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012


Community/News Bear Dude Habitat hosts benefit in Grand Forks avoids jail CASSANDRA CHIN West Kootenay Advertiser

Habitat for Humanity-Boundary presented the Kelowna International Choir for a benefit concert at Grand Forks Secondary School auditorium on May 25. Featuring music from the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll, the choir performed classic favourites such as music from Grease, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys. “When we travel we contact communities and tell them we don’t want any money,” explained musical director Dennis Col-

Dennis Colpitts trumpet, Sylvia Clerke on the piano at GFSS.

pitts. “We’d just like to come and sing, and all we ask for is a meal if possible, and if it’s not, not even that.” The Kelowna International Choir began in 1985 and has been travelling around the province and to Europe on several occasions.

“They’re a delightful group of people who love to sing,” Colpitts said. “This is my first year with the group, but there is a standing invitation from a number of communities that will have us back. At the same time, our group likes to try out

Cassandra Chin photo

different spots and to go out and experience new things. It’s almost as much of a holiday for the choir as it is a singing trip.” Irene Friesen, a director with Boundary Habitat for Humanity, noted that this was a first for the organization.

“We do fundraisers but this is a first for a concert and it was wonderful,” she said. “The choir approached us and we said yes. We had quite a big turnout and we’re quite happy.” Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity-B oundary Rick Friesen explained that Lona Manning, who sang “Downtown” is the executive director for Habitat for Humanity in Kelowna. “She spoke to the choir about touring around to do benefit concerts for Habitat for Humanity,” he added.

Grand Forks briefs Allen Piche, a.k.a. The Bear Dude, has been fined $6,900 for feeding dangerous wildlife but won’t face jail time. According to Rossland Court Services, Piche, who was charged with two counts of feeding dangerous wildlife under the Wildlife Act, was fined $3,500, with a (provincial) surcharge of $525, for one case and also $2,500, with a surcharge of $375 for the other, leading to a total fine of $6,900.

Fire quickly doused There was a fire at the International Forest Products (Interfor) mill in Grand Forks on the evening of May 22. Grand Forks Fire Rescue responded to a call at around 5:45 p.m. “It (was) a fire in our shavings bin,” explained Andrew Horahan, Interfor’s general manager of Kootenays. “We don’t know exactly what started the fire. It was contained within a steel bin. Luckily the fire department seems to have it put out.”

NOW in 3D!

Tuesday All Seats $7

Kootenay Centre Cinemas Showline 304-2224

3D Features 10 $

1940 6th Avenue, Castlegar

1-866 604-2224

June 1st - June 7th Snow White & The Huntsman 6:55 & 9:25pm

Men in Black 3 3D

PG: violence, coarse language 7:05 & 9:25pm

The Dictator

14A: sexually suggestive scenes, sexual language 7:05pm


PG: violence, coarse language 9:25pm

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

PG: coarse & sexual language 6:55 & 9:30pm

The Avengers 3D

PG: violence, may frighten younger children 6:50 & 9:35pm


Sat/Sun June 2 & 3 SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN, MEN IN BLACK 3 3D, THE DICTATOR, WHAT TO EXPECT Shows at 1:00 & 3:15pm AVENGERS 3D 1:00pm only

Main Street makeover Blasting will likely start Thursday on Columbia Avenue in Rossland. The blasting comes as a result of hitting bedrock, visible in the excavated zone in the photo. Arne Petryshen photo

Don’t mind the digging Rossland brief Despite construction, Rossland is still open for business and the city has cleared space for new parking spots to replace the ones that have been dug up on Columbia Avenue. The project hit bedrock earlier this week during the

excavation and will have to blast it away. Mark Martin, from Meka Construction Services said that the blasting is necessary. Martin went around Rossland doing preblast inspections of nearby buildings, including the Rossland News office, Monday.

MARITIMES BY MOTORCOACH Years 35 34 Years e service of servic

Several Tours to Choose From

Adult/Youth $10 Child/Senior/Matinee/Tues $7 3D - Adult/Youth $13 3D - Child/Senior/Matinee/Tues $10


1974 Ford L9000 Tandem Dump Truck

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Extra Cab 4x4, 5.9 litre, automatic

high lift tailgate.In good working order.

$9,200 OBO

Good condition, new engine, good tires, 224,472 kms $6895

1993 Kenworth Tractor Cummins Engine. All tires are approx. 70%, 382,977 miles


Large gas fired building heater to accommodate 20,000 sq ft building c/w ducts, used only one winter $5,000

1991 DynaPac AD36 54” drum roller. Regularly serviced, ready for work, Hours 2577

$13,800 OBO

1990 Tampo RS58D 84” vibratory smooth drum roller Excellent condition, Hours 5153

$21,800 OBO

1995 Terex Marklift CH60C Manlift, 60’ Boom. 4 Wheel Drive Best Offer to $12,000 1984 Ford Citation Motor Home Low mileage, sleeps 6, big shower, 80459 kms

Arc Air plate gouger c/w RAILS


For large plate work (new $25,000.00), used for 20 hours, like new Various oxy acyetalyne rolling carts, various ventilation fans Make an Offer Large do-all band saw suitable for machine shop Model DBW-8, 220 - 600 Single Phase




Call Your Travel Agent or 1-800-562-9999

Equipment can be viewed at 179 Hughes Road, Castlegar BC. For more information, contact Mike at 250-352-7939


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser



West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012


News Conservation program expanding to include West Kootenay GREG NESTEROFF west Kootenay Advertiser

A group that coordinates conservation efforts on private land is expanding its reach to both sides of the Purcell Mountains. The East Kootenay Conversation Program — soon to drop the East from its name — has already been working in West Kootenay for the past few years, according to program manager Dave Hillary. “It’s evolved to the point where people are saying you should just have one conservation program, regardless of whether it’s East or West Kootenay,” he says. “We’ve got more ties that bind than differences.” The program’s chief goal is increasing private land conservation to protect species and landscapes, but it is not a land trust

Columbia River wetlands Submitted photos

itself, rather, it finds willing partners for specific projects. Hillary says they were involved with the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s purchase of the Darkwoods forest on the south shore of Kootenay Lake in 2008, and the province’s acquisition of the Valhalla Mile on the west side of Slocan Lake in 2009, in

partnership with the Land Conservancy of BC and Columbia Basin Trust. “That was really a request from the Trust to help them understand and prioritize how important that project was in the scheme of everything else,” he says. “We’ve played that role historically and will continue to play

it in a more meaningful and formalized way now.” Hillary adds the Trust is supporting them financially as they prepare to double their service area and potential partners, which presently number more than 50 — including other non-profits, forestry companies, and all levels of government.

The program boasts more than $100 million in conservation investment on over 300,000 hectares of high value land since 2002. It has supported 28 projects over the last two years. While the name change won’t take effect for a few more months, Hillary says the “philosophical underpinnings” for the expanded organization are already in place. “The reality is we’re changing the name

Program manager Dave Hillary

and geographic scale of the operation, but the demands have always been in both East and West Kootenay.”

Hillary will be also moving from Invermere to Nelson in July, which is as much a personal decision as a program decision.

Elk Valley


2010 Har Harley Davidson Heritage Classic Dons he Pick Of T Week

2011 Chevrolet Impala LT Sedan 2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 LUXURY SUV 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe


SOLD STK# v-1904-a

STK# 9-7272-A

$17,997 2009 HONDA CIVIC LX SUNROOF COUPE Number of payments 156 Total paid $21,684

2009 HONDA FIT DX-A WAGON Number of payments 156 Total paid $21,684



2008 CHEVROLET AVALANCE 1500LTZ Number of payments 156 Total paid $42,900


2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 SUNROOF SUV Number of payments 156 Total paid $24,804

2008 FORD FOCUS SE SEDAN Number of payments 156 Total paid $14,820



$139 b/w


STK# 9-8395-0

$155 B/W OR $18,997

Don says, “ROAR into summer on this Harley!!!”

2008 JEEP WRANGLER LTR SAHARA Number of payments 156 Total paid $34,164

$275 b/w $29,997


$159 b/w $16,997





Number of payments 156 Total paid $34,164


Number of payments 130 Total paid $42,510

Number of payments 130 Total paid $16,770




Number of payments 130 Total paid $27,170

$185 b/w $19,888




$185 b/w $19,888


$119 b/w $12,997


$149 b/w $15,997


$119 b/w $12,997


$195 b/w $20,888


Number of payments 156 Total paid $28,860

Number of payments 156 Total paid $28,860


2008 HONDA CIVIC DX-G SEDAN Number of payments 156 Total paid $18,564



2008 HONDA CIVIC LX SEDAN Number of payments 156 Total paid $18,564


2008 HONDA ELEMENT EX MT SUV Number of payments 156 Total paid $30,420





STK# 9-0121-0

$235 B/W OR $28,997

$139 b/w $14,888


Number of payments 156 Total paid $23,244

STK# c-1213-a

Number of payments 130 Total paid $24,180



Number of payments 130 Total paid $26,650

Number of payments 130 Total paid $26,650

Number of payments 130 Total paid $27,560

Number of payments 130 Total paid $18,070

Number of payments 130 Total paid $30,550







STK# V-3861-A

$139 B/W OR $16,997

Buy any new or used




$125 B/W OR $14,997 $235 B/W OR $28,997 $109 B/W OR $12,997 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Regular Cab 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L SUV 2010 Honda Fit Sport Hatchback 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe SPORT AWD SUV

vehicle & earn

$209 B/W OR $25,997


$219 b/w $23,997


$265 b/w $28,997




$327 b/w $30,997


$129 b/w $11,997


$209 b/w $19,997


$186 b/w $17,994


$205 b/w $10,997

2002 LEXUS RX 300 SUV

$205 b/w $18,997


$212 b/w $19,997


$139 b/w $12,997


$235 b/w $21,998

1997 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 REGULAR CAB Stk#9-6287-A

reward miles $23,997 $14,997 $16,997














$5,997 $7,497 $6,888




Open 8:30-5:30 Mon-Sat • 1602 Columbia Ave. Castlegar


* Certain Fees Apply - See Dealer For Details.


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser

Extende Teck Employees and Retirees Special Partner X Plan Pricing

Scott Mason Sales & Leasing 364-0202

Cassie Marsh Sales & Leasing 231-9503


Call for details!

Ends June 1

summer to


on Fiesta & Focus

Enter E t our d draw tto win i

1 2 of

Darrin Kissock Sales & Leasing 364-0202

trips to

las vegas

Includes Airfare for 2 and 3 nights accomodation

on select vehicles

(approx. value $800)

no purchase necessary! Herb Amaral Sales & Leasing 304-9637



Brad Rush Sales & Leasing 364-0202

k! Top Safety Pic

Buy for as low as $ *


59MPG Hwy* 4.8LITRES/100KMS Hwy*



Financing up to 72 months APR available


TP: 299 x 48 = 14,352 + taxes. Lev = 8136 taxes. 1st payment due @ inception. OAC. * ‘Buy For’ prices net of long term finance delivery allowance. stk# CL36460

Abe Fominoff Sales & Leasing 364-0202

Milo Papanek Sales & Leasing 367-0059



Buy for as low as $ *

58MPG Hwy* 4.9LITRES/100KMS Hwy*




Financing up to 72 months APR available


TP: 299 x 48 = 14,352 + taxes. Lev = 6996 taxes. 1st payment due @ inception. oac. * ‘Buy For’ prices net of long term erm er m finance finance finan nan ance delivery del elive ivery ive r allowance. ry allowa all owance owa nce ce stk# stk# t CM169365 CM16 M 9365

Paul Caron Financial Services Manager

UÊ 6 Speed Automatic UÊ Power Windows/ Locks UÊ XLT Convenience Package UÊ XTR Package

Buy for as low as




UÊ SYNC UÊ Power Seat UÊ Air Conditioning UÊ Trailer Tow Package

26 AF-va15ila0sble

TP: 289 x 208 = 60,112. stk# CFB18785

2012 ESCAPE 4x4 XLT Dennis Bedin Financial Services Manager

UÊ 6 Speed Automatic UÊ 3.0l V6 Engine UÊ SYNC UÊ Remote Start UÊ Air Conditioning

Buy for as low as




$ DJ Ashman Operations Manager

Fiestas Available

2012 F-150 4x4 CC XLT XTR $

Shawn Brandt Financial Services Manager

Focuses Available


Es 8 1 Available

UÊ Power Windows/ Locks UÊ Convenience Package

TP: 199 199 x 208 = 41,392. 41 39 392 2 stk# stk k# **** ****


Highway Drive, Trail DLN#7336 Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm | Saturday 8am - 5pm


24/7 at

Waneta Plaza, Trail DLN#307770 2011 KOOTENAY


BUSINESS Best of Business


BUSINESS Best of Business



New Auto Sales Domestic Used Auto Sales

West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012







Mark Ballarin Service Manager

summer toRemember

Ends 1 2non purchase necessary!! June 1

Phil Poznnek Parts Manager

Enter our draw to win

las vegas Includes Airfare forr 0)) 2 and 3 nights accomodation (approx. value $800)

trips to


2008 Ford Escape XLT

2008 Ford Ranger SC 4x2 #04417




2009 Ford Edge Ltd. AWD





2011 Ford Focus SE 4dr #85888

2011 Ford Ranger SC 4x4 #18263


2010 Fusion SEL AWD #00350


2008 Ford F-150 CC XTR 4s4



2011 Ford Fusion SE 4dr


2009 Ranger SC 4X4


Bud Robertson Service Advisor




2007 Suntracker

2009 Ford Focus SES 4dr

Dave Q Service Advisor


2008 Ford F-150 4x4 SC XLT stk#042

2009 Ford F-150 CC 4x4 Platinum #09679

Carl Resch Service Advisor


22,888 2010 Ford F-150 CC 4x4 XLT

Adam Thorne Parts Department


SOLD $27,500 $21,995 $18,995 $21,995 $22,995 $22,995 $39,995 $32,995 2010 Chevy 2008 Ford 2009 Ford F-350 2009 Explorer 2009 Ford F-350 2010 Silverado PAYDAY PLAN Traverse AWD F-150 CC XLT CC 4x4 XLT XLT 4dr 4x4 CC XLT 4x4 Diesel EC 4x4 PAYMENTCALCULATOR* 4x4 stk#8604 #38050 #36943 #13050 #31405 #84212

$22,995 $21,995 $34,995 $28,995 $32,995 $28,888 2011 Tuscon AWD 4dr #11006

2011 Edge Ltd AWD #35940

2011 Fusion 4dr SE #36040

2011 F350 CC 4x4 XLT #58086

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 #04004

2004 Ram QC 4x4 SLT #04799

$25,995 $39,995 $21,995 $37,995 $22,995 $26,995 2011 Escape XLT 4x4 stk#00497 .......................$27,995 2010 Fusion 4dr SE stk#04618 ...........................$19,995 2010 F350 SC XLT 4x4 stk#08190 ......................$32,995 2010 Escape 4x4 LTD stk#28963 .......................$27,995 2009 Tuscon AWD 4dr stk#2916 .......................$19,995 2007 Focus 4dr SE stk#2847 ..............................$12,995 2006 Escape XLT 4x4 stk#45183 .......................... $9,995 2006 F150 CC 4x4 XTR stk#542 ........................$19,995 2005 Legacy GT AWD stk#2784 .........................$17,995 2004 Trailblazer 4x4 4dr stk#77572 ...............$10,995 2004 Mustang Convertible GT stk#91428 ....$16,995 2003 Hummer H2 4x4 stk#41025 ......................$12,888 2003 F150 CC 4x4 Lariat stk#68945 ................$14,888 SOLD * prices are net of $789.00 administrative fee.

2003 Honda Odessey stk#02119 .......................$12,995 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 stk#684...............$11,995 2005 Ford F-250 SC 4x4 Lariat stk#76528....$15,888 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac stk#34910...$16,995 SOLD 2006 Ford F-150 CC 4x4 Fx4 stk#1499 ..........$23,995 2007 Nissan Murano AWD stk#24845 .............$18,888 2007 GMC Acadia SLE AWD stk#67387............$22,995 2007 Chev Malibu 4dr stk#96236 .....................$10,995 2007 F-150 CC 4x4 XLT stk#70879 ....................$22,995 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL stk#0725 ...................$21,995 2008 Ford Edge AWD SEL stk#84528 ...............$24,995 2008 Ford F-450 CC 4x4 Dually stk#65218 ...$42,995 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL stk#04618 .................$21,995

$10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000

$65.00 $95.00 $125.00 $158.00 $189.00 $220.00 $252.00 $283.00 $315.00



24/7 at

Joe Mauriello Technician

Kurt Broman Technician

*payments are biweekly, based on 96m ammortization 6.99apr oac

2008 Ford Ranger SC 4x4 stk#0797 ...............$18,995 2008 Ford F-350 CC 4x4 stk#4317 ...................$38,995 2009 Ford F-350 CC 4x4 Lariat stk#07826....$38,995 2010 Ford Focus SE 4dr stk#10945 ..................$16,995 2010 Ford Fusion 4dr stk#84214 ......................$28,995 2010 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 stk#6113 .............$26,995 2010 Ford F-350 SC 4x4 XLT stk#08190 .........$38,995 2011 Ford Ranger SC 4x4 XLT stk#64969 .....$25,995 2010 Toyota Corolla stk#45767 ........................$19,995 2006 Ford F-150 4x4 stk#5658.........................$14,888 2009 Honda Civic Sport 4dr stk#04081 .........$18,995 2009 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe stk#98707 .........$11,888 2008 F150 CC 4x4 XLT stk#18446 ......................$22,888

Highway Drive, Trail DLN#7336 Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm | Saturday 8am - 5pm

Dave Stevenson Technician

Waneta Plaza, Trail DLN#307770 2011 KOOTENAY


BUSINESS Best of Business


BUSINESS Best of Business



Lorne Postnikoff Technician

Mike Vandermeer Technician

Rob Farnum Technician

New Auto Sales Domestic Used Auto Sales

Rob Kalnins Technician


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser

What’s New with What’s Old? A cure for every ailment known to man and its only a dollar GREG NESTEROFF West Kootenay Advertiser

A rare bottle of snake oil with a local connection sold online last week for $80 US. Ryckman’s Kootenay Cure was manufactured in the mid1890s by a Hamilton Member of Parlia-

ment with mining interests in the Illecillewaet district southeast of Revelstoke. Samuel Shobal Ryckman (1849-1929) was one of several MPs drawn to the Kootenay in 1892. He said that on a visit to one of his claims near the headwaters of the Incomappleux

Wood-Mizer Demo

Make Money, Save Money by Sawing Industry Leading Band Sawmills from $3,985 FOR MORE INFO. CALL:(877) 866-0667

Sandman Hotel – Castlegar June 1 & 2


Twilight Rates AND Excellent Playing Conditions

Adult Membership 89 99 From 899 New Member Special $400 400 BONUS Package

Best Stocked Golf Shop

Best Stocked Golf Shop in the Kootenays, where we always match Golf Town prices.

Tee Times

250-365-5006 toll free 1 800 666 0324

1.877.364.2333 Local: 250.364.2333

Samuel S. Ryckman claimed to have found a miracle cure here in the Kootenays. Submitted photos

River, an old miner gave him a recipe for a rheumatism cure, which he tried on some constituents. Lo and behold, it worked — not just on rheumatism, but paralysis, blindness, deafness, indigestion, gout, eczema, skin disease, hives, sores, liver and kidney disorders, and just about anything else you could think of. What was in this potion? According to A.O. Wheeler in his book The Selkirk Range, “It is, I understand, largely composed of the root of the devil’s club.� Soon the S.S. Ry-

ckman Medicine Co. was cranking out cases of the Kootenay Cure, and filling newspapers with testimonials about its amazing properties. It sold for $1 per bottle, or six for $5. Ryckman also used his parliamentary mail privileges to distribute 350,000 copies of a tract titled A Political Review. “Three pages are taken up with excellent campaign stuff for the Conservatives,� the Victoria Colonist wrote. “The other page is devoted to glorifying the virtues of Kootenay Cure.� The postmaster general called it illegal. The Kootenay Cure disappeared by about 1900. However, a few years later Ryckman resurfaced as president of the Umckaloabo Company, which held the American rights to a tuberculosis remedy called Stevens’ Consumption Cure — notorious enough to earn its own entry in

Ryckman’s Kootenay Cure was manufactured by Hamilton MP S.S. Ryckman in the mid-1890s.

Nostrums & Quackery, the American Medical Association’s almanac of fraud. The Kootenay Cure bottle sold last week by Glass Works Auctions of East Greenville, Pa., using, was embossed amber and measured 10 1/8

inches high. Its original black and red labels — bearing a pair of crutches, which the purchaser could presumably dispense with — were mostly intact on both sides. Another example of this bottle was reportedly discovered in a Guyana river.

The auction house estimate on the bottle was $140 to $180, but it sold for the lone bid of $60, plus a buyer’s premium, bringing the total to $80. Had the bottle been sold on eBay, this column can reliably state it would have fetched a lot more.

Joe Hill reins passed to capable committee SUBMITTED

After guiding Rossland’s Joe Hill Coffee House for 35 shows, Michael Gifford is stepping out for a well-earned rest. The coffee house is now being looked

after by Les Carter, Marti Hall, Kyle Buckley, and Dave Snider. It took four of us to replace Michael! We will not be creating a New Improved Joe Hill. We will simply carry on the great concept and format

that Michael created and ran so well. Joe Hill Coffee House is a place where local performers (music, dance, spoken word, whatever your talent) can have the experience of appearing before an enthusi-


-PX$PTU Rental Program!!







astic audience. No auditions are required; performers sign up in advance, so they are guaranteed their 15 minutes of fame. Joe Hill is a real coffee house, with an informal cafe setting, refreshments

and goodies, and an evening of varied and interesting entertainment. Joe Hill attracts performers from all over ther West Kootenays; they love the keen audience and the great venue. Continued on P. 13 ALL MAKE FINANCING s Credit card debt?

s Collections?

s Owe too much on trade?

s First time buyer?

s Bankruptcy?

s High debt servicing?

Dennis Shawn Paul Go tto t and d click li k on FINANCING G APPL APPLY LY NOW or APPLY FOR CREDIT



West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012


Italian buff finds a niche in Trail BREANNE MASSEY West Kootenay Advertiser

She’s not Italian, but part of her wishes that she were. Lynne Bowen, a Nanaimo-based author and historian has written a book about the Italian immigrants who came to B.C. during the mid-1890s. Bowen will present “Whoever Gives Us Bread� in the Colombo Lodge in Trail on June 5 at 7 p.m.


Lynne Bowen gears up for a trip to Greater Trail with her new book, Whoever Gives Us Bread Submitted photo

“Trail reminds me of Italy, it almost makes you think you’re in Italy.� Lynne Bowen The author had initially visited Trail while conducting research for her book, and Buddy Devito, the former mayor of Trail showed her around. It was inevi-

Joe Hill Continued from P. 12

The Joe Hill Coffee House happens in the Rossland Miners’ Hall at 7 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month (except July and August). Admission is only $3, kids and students free. The next Joe Hill Coffee House will take place on June 17 at 7. We hope you will come! There are still a few places for performers in the June 17 show, and we are also preparing our fall lineup. Get in touch, and we will put you on stage. Joe Hill is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to be part of the fun of putting on a show give us a call at 250-362-5677, or email

Community Bear Smart Electric Fencing Workshop currently coming up

table the community would quickly mesmerize her. “Trail reminds me of Italy,� said Bowen. “It almost makes you think you’re in Italy.� Bowen spent 11 years researching Italian communities within B.C., and taking trips to Italy to verify facts. She was drawn to the idea after discovering the dominant role Italians played in the coal mining industry of the prov-

ince. “The main thing that got me going was coal mining. From 1876 to 1976,� said Bowen, “26 million Italians left Italy to find work because there was so much poverty.� Many Italians came to B.C. and took jobs many other Canadians didn’t want. Bowen said these people became known as “strike breakers.� Some Italian immigrants earned this

reputation because they would work allyear, with no exceptions, and they would only leave work during the winter season to visit their families in Italy. Her book is an historical portrayal of Italian settlers and she’s hoping to attract a big group of supporters at the local event. For more information, visit html.

Learn how to protect your produce, beehives, chickens and livestock while coexisting with wildlife. Gardeners, beekeepers, farmers and anyone else living in bear country are invited to join Slocan Valley Bear Smart coordinators Daniel Sherrod and Evelyn Kirkaldy for an electric fencing workshop at Slocan Park Hall on June 7, 7:30 p.m.

We will demonstrate how to set up a simple electric fencing system specifically designed for bears, discuss maintenance and review various applications. At all times of the year and while bears are asleep in the winter, there are other predators such as bobcat, lynx, cougar and pine martin that are happy to feast on valley chickens. We will cover various methods of effectively dealing

with a variety of attractants so you can minimize the chances of inviting bears and other predators to your property. Please bring questions. Admission by donation. For more info contact Evelyn Kirkaldy at 250-359-6611,, or Daniel Sherrod at 250-358-7262, Web address is Kootenay.





Another reason to check out the all new 2012 Imprezas

The highest fuel economy, lowest priced compact all wheel drive car in Canada






*plus taxes and doc fees. Not exactly as illustrated.

SUMMIT SUBARU We Specialize in New & Used 4 Wheel Drives! Across from Waneta Plaza Trail DL#10441

Phone 364-9988 or Toll Free 1-888-737-9988 “Your AUTHORIZED Subaru Dealership in the West Kootenay� TAXES AND $299.00 DOC FEE EXTRA

“Take It ToThe Top!�


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser


Belly up to the camera Mirage and Soulfire Dance combined forces for Beaver Valley May Days in Fruitvale on Saturday as they bellydanced the day away as part of the on stage entertainment. Hundreds of people turned out from across the Greater Trail region to the annual event to take in a parade and a full slate of activities. Breanne Massey photo

?CFEHJI7B; If you’re looking for a nice pre-owned import, we’ve got them! stk.#12064A


(&'&>okdZW_ =[d[i_i($&J Mint condition Only 15,750 km



(&'&JeoejW 9ehebbWI Like New!




(&'&JeoejW JkdZhW IH+JH: I7B;



(&&.>edZW 9_l_YI?I:D

(&&.>edZW H_Z][b_d[;NB

Sunroof 6 Speed

Only 43,200 km









(&&.A_W I[ZedWC_d_lWd

(&&-JeoejW OWh_i*ZhI[ZWd

(&&+>okdZW_ ;bWdjhW

(&&+JeoejW JkdZhWBjZ$

(&&)JeoejW 9WchoI;

Only 72m000 km

Fully Loaded

Super Clean Car!

Anniversary Edition -PBEFEr%7%



Automatic Air Conditioning










Our Parts Department Now Open Saturdays 9am - 4pm

When you’re in the Kootenays, you’re In Kootenay Chrysler Country!

/"//+ Trades Welcome!

Phone ahead for fast credit pre-approval

Trail Waneta Junction 250 368-8295 DL. No. 5888 1-888-812-6506 Gary Ashley

Ken Smitheram

Sarah Youngson

Al Wenger Owner

At Kootenay Chrysler, we don’t sell you a car, we help you buy one. Sales Manager

Sales Consultant

Business Manager

West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012


Horoscope Michael O’Connor

ffor th the


June J Ju u 1, 2012

Tip of the Week: As the Moon waxes to full on June 4th to produce a Lunar Eclipse, it will shed light upon a variety of significant celestial events. First this is the fruition of the Solar Eclipse from May 20th. This seed event was significant in Mayan Cosmology and several Crop Circles over the years focused upon it. According to Mayan prophesy, it is this lunar cycle that is destined to herald the return of Quetzalcoatl (Aztec) or Kukulcan (Mayan) which is their version of Christ Consciousness. The other key event is the rare occultation of Venus across the Sun. These two events will not coincide again and given that both are key markers in the overall Mayan 12-21-2012 focus, which heralds the beginning of a new Precessional Cycle (25, 625 years) it is very rare and potent indeed. The other significant astrological events poised to occur this month include Jupiter entering Gemini on June 12th, Summer Solstice on June 20th, the day after the New Moon in late Gemini, and Uranus making its first of 7 Square Aspects with Pluto, after their last conjunction which occurred in 1965! Together, these represent a very exciting if dramatic line-up. Fasten your seat belts, the pace is about to accelerate measurably.

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20)

LIBRA (SEP 22 – OCT 22)

TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21)


GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUN 21)


CANCER (JUN 21 – JUL 22)


LEO (JUL 22 – AUG 23)


A busy schedule with plenty of places to go and people to see continues. Yet the theme of work is at least tightly woven into the otherwise varied activity list. Some flare ups with significant others, especially of the opposite sex, are likely amidst the complex pace. Do your best to synchronize respective rhythms, yet be flexible in the mix.

Balancing your life between wants and needs, duties and talents is in focus. This is a common theme yet is strong now. This emphasis on multiple streams of income and expression is a reflection of a core life theme. Too much focus upon any one thing is contrary to your nature. Decipher a healthier balance and make it so!

You are in a go-ahead cycle right now. Expressing yourself creatively will come naturally, since you have such a strong solar/Leo aspect to you. Make the most of it by shining your light on others I equal measure to being recognized. When you get the attention you are seeking, mirror it back right away to perpetuate the cycle!

Your time to shine is coming, but it is not here yet. Now is a time to rest, retreat and reflect. You may have work, inner ad/or outer to do behind the scenes. In this inward, meditative state, generate love for yourself and allow yourself to dream. Yet, intend to take note of what you are receiving from your reverie. Silence is golden!

What dreams may come is on your mind. As much as you would like to dive into a creative focus, you may feel distracted by one curiosity after another. Recognition may not be as a forthcoming just now and your creative focus may be blurred. Giving more attention to others may work better. Yet you may achieve creative satisfaction if your discipline your focus.

VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 22)

Refining your overall self-image continues. This may include gathering new tools or clothes or being more efficient, or focusing on increasing your overall fitness level, or all of the above. However you feel inspired to do so, build today for tomorrow. Do be conscientious towards others yet do not let any ‘takers’ get the better of you.

Contact Michael O’Connor for a Personal Reading

Answers S U D O K U

ACROSS 1. Unclose, in verse 4. Galena or ferrite 7. Serpents 11. Bowsprit site 15. Digger 16. Confidant 17. Latin farewell 18. Improve 19. Auto efficiency figure 21. Of a historic time 22. Sign 23. Beautify 25. Cereal ingredient 26. Treasure 29. Salutation word 30. Bitterly pungent 33. Emulate Picasso 35. Singer Sumac 38. Spuds 41. Coat of mail 42. Strain 44. Hand-to-hand fight 45. Asian clog 47. Signet 49. Give out 50. Certain do 53. Weekend bargains 56. Shelter 57. Hot stuff 59. Graceful creature 60. Place 62. Noteworthy occurrence 64. Dawdle 66. Historical record 70. More mysterious 72. Word to Birdie 73. Malice 74. Cheerless

������������ ������������ ������������ �������������������������

� �������������

���� ������� �������



You are beginning to see a bigger picture. Changes in your overall lifestyle, daily rhythms and health in general are featured. Creating more freedom within and cultivating a deeper feeling of freedom without is the deeper story. Yet experiencing variety is also a current theme and this will likely draw you out to social, cultural and perhaps spiritual activities.

Feeling pulled in more than one direction is a likely theme now. Balancing fun with responsibility is the target. Too much of one or the other will likely prove troublesome. Be careful that desires for immediate satisfaction do not vie with acting with integrity. Manage your time well and assert healthy boundaries and you can probably have it all.

Shifts and changes on relationship fronts continue to roll in. At best these are opening new doors. Yet be careful not to become too needy of other people’s attention. Exercising social grace implies poise and balance, speaking and listening, taking the stage and then giving it over to others. There is excitement in the air and some measure of travel adventure too!

Creating a healthier rhythm continues. This may require that you acknowledge what you realistically need. Giving more to your situation is implied. Yet the twist here is that you be willing to give more to yourself. Yet, for overall balance give others more room and avoid excessive criticism and perfectionism.

A creative, playful cycle is upon you. The time is right to entertain new possibilities. This wave will grow larger still starting this month. With your confidence levels fortified you may feel able to tackle bigger goals. Yet, be aware of slipping into pride and then projecting expectant attitudes. Where possible, direct your energies to get to the bottom of things.

PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20)

A busy time close to home is likely now. You desire to create more beauty in your surroundings. The time is right to tend to the details. At best this will activate your talents. You are more likely to do the rounds than focus on one thing at a time, so go with the flow with clear intentions to complete them all!


76. Period 79. Support 80. Have the flu 82. Close to the speed of sound 86. Sow chow 88. Maui tuber 89. Ridiculing 93. New Zealand bird 94. Desk light 95. Increase 96. Flightless bird 97. Did some karaoke 98. Ultimatum word 99. Eliminate 100. Look inquisitively DOWN 1. Unit of electrical resistance 2. Hawaiian fare 3. Moray, e.g. 4. October’s birthstone 5. Sitarists’ music 6. Varnish material 7. State firmly 8. Calcutta dress 9. “____ Suite” 10. Exclusive 11. Hardly a beginner 12. Modernized 13. Ancient Greek theaters 14. “____ You Be My Honey” 20. Yuletide drink 24. Large African antelope 26. Ems, e.g. 27. Conflict



Detroit Free Press sports columnist Mitch Albom (Hank Azaria) has found success


While watching television one night, he

comes across an episode of the news

28. Intent 31. Bighorn 32. Scoop 34. Deuce follower 36. Untidy manner 37. Province 39. Neural network 40. Envisioned 42. Dog-____ (shabby) 43. Total number 46. Knock 48. Maui necklace 50. Bolt 51. Be wildly enthusiastic 52. Excessive 54. Dowdy 55. Black and Yellow, e.g. 58. Indigo 61. Empty a grip 63. Golf-ball peg 65. Grazing grounds 67. Bird bill 68. Corroded 69. Type of serve 71. Clank 75. African village 77. ____ Pyle 78. Japanese mushroom 80. Solicits 81. Hip bones 83. Appendages 84. Negative response 85. Decorated 87. Ham on the hoof 90. Urchin 91. Neither’s counterpart 92. The ____ Nineties

���������������� �������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������

��������������������� ���������������


and popularity in his occupation, but emotionally and spiritually he is bankrupt.


showNightline and learns that his former university professor Morrie Schwartz (Jack Lemmon) is battling A.L.S. -- better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. At first, Mitch is reluctant to pay his former mentor a visit but


eventually overcomes his uneasiness and, to his surprise, finds a very warm welcome from Morrie. The two begin to discuss the issues of happiness, life, and death, and they soon begin to meet on a weekly basis . ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������������������������


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser

How to place a

Classified Ad with 250.365.6397

Call Or Drop by our office at Unit #2 1810 8th Ave. Castlegar, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday Classified Deadline 10am Monday



Car Pool

Coming Events

Looking to car pool, daily commute, Castelgar to Grand Forks, approx 7:00-4:30, flexible. 250-365-7231.

Nelson Overture Society ANNUAL AGM Thursday June 7th, 7:00pm Meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Nelson & District Credit Union. We are seeking new volunteers for the board, a fun group of dedicated music lovers. Always open to new members to keep this Nelson tradition alive!

Coming Events Public Notice: A.A. meetings, Grand Forks Valley Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. MONDAY 8pm. (Closed Study) at Catholic Church Rectory. 7269 9th St.; WEDNESDAY (Men’s Closed) 8pm at Anglican Church rear basement, 7252 - 7th St; THURSDAY and SATURDAY (Open) 8pm also at Anglican Church. Ph: 250-442-3839 or 250-4428797. CALLS FROM WHALES: Forum on the Impacts of Enbridge BC Oil Pipeline May 30th, 7pm, Capitol Theatre Nelson Features: *Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Award Winning, “TAR SANDS: Dirty Oil and a Future of a Continent” *Art Sterritt, Executive Chair of Coastal First Nations *Power point and multimedia presentations Tickets $12 on sale now For more info: 250 352-5274 or or Facebook: Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC

Information Attention University Students A university scholarship & bursary program is available to students attending years 2, 3 & 4 of their first undergraduate degree program at UNIVERSITY from the East & West Kootenay area. Full details & application forms may be requested from: Pisapio Scholarships c/o 421 Baker St. Nelson BC V1L 4H7 or email: For the best plants at the best prices shop NIPKOWS GREEHOUSE Fruitvale 9-5 seven days a week.

Lost & Found Castlegar Found Bicycle for 10 year old on Columbia Ave to ID & claim call: 250-365-5449

Found Female Tortoise Shell Cat with white paws

approx 1 year old, found on Ootischenia road 250-365-6995

Nelson Market Season is Here Again! EcoSociety presents: Cottonwood Community Market Saturdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm May 19th - Oct 27th Cottonwood Falls Park Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm June 13th Sept 26th 400 block of Baker Street MarketFest 6:00 - 10:30 pm June 29th, July 27th & Aug 24th Baker Street



Lost & Found

Help Wanted

LOST: Female St. Bernard, young, short hair in the Grand Forks/ Greenwood area Tuesday, May 15. Please call 916214-4755, 480-620-5359, or 916-207-2663. Reward for safe return. Lost Reading glasses at MacDonald’s parking lot Tues, May 22. Please call 250-365-6567 REWARD! $500! Lost “DINO” a 7mo old Chorkie. May 12 during fireworks. Last seen running toward hospital. 250.512.9699 or 403.701.9591


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


Employment Business Opportunities Grand Forks Hair, Esthetics Salon For Sale Excellent Client Base Well Known Name Enticing Income Price Includes Name, Signage, Equipment, Furniture Serious Inquiries Only

250-442-7421 after 6 p.m.

Career Opportunities 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

FOUND: Prescription Glasses w/Transition Lenses pulled from the lake at Langs Marina in Balfour. 250-229-4321

required with at least 1 yr exp Drop off resume to Alexa or Mae at Hairlines 6th Ave Ph: 250-304-6933

Lost: Red boys single speed Redline MX24 bicycle. Stolen 2 weeks ago in Grand Forks. Please phone 250-442-2369.

Career Opportunities


Nursing Unit Clerk ! A people-oriented job at the heart of hospital operations.

Learn Online or On Campus!

Our 6 month program gives you the specialized training needed for hospital positions. The focused, intensive schedule gets you into the work force as quickly as possible. We also offer: Online Medical Transcription - 9 months Pharmacy Technician – 8 months • Online or on campus

Health Care Assistant/RCA - 6 months Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college


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. Experienced Line Cook, delivery people, waitresses and kitchen help. Wages negotiable on experience. Phone Mike or Andree at 250-4423124 or 250-442-9651 or drop off resume to Omega Restaurant, Grand Forks.



Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

NEW GRAND Hotel requires a part-time office person, must be able to work weekends. Apply in person at the front desk. Part Time Meat Cutter wanted for thriving location. Please send resume and cover letter to Box 68, Grand Forks B.C. V0H 1H0

P & D LOGGING Operations in Grand Forks BC is looking an experienced Feller Buncherman, as well as Experienced Lim-mit Processor Operator plus Logging Truck Mechanic/Welder all positions are F/T with Benefits. call Gerry 250-469-1695 or Dan 250-469-1694 after 6 pm. Or email Resume to:

Shoppers Drug Mart Nelson requires a Store Administrator 15 hrs/week Experience as a competent bookkeeper or intermediate accountant required. Must be extremely organized and attentive to detail. Apply in person at 1116 Lakeside Dr. or call 250-352-7268 ext 61.

Part time Retail Clerk wanted, night shifts and weekends. Apply to Box 2798, Grand Forks, BC, V0H-1H0. P/T contract bookkeeper wanted. Please submit CV or company profile by June 6 to Beaver Falls Waterworks District PO138 Montrose, BC V0G 1P0.

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 fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1

CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. NO Risk Program, STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

FOUND: key outside Gazette office last week. Please phone 250-4422191 or come to 7255 Riverside Dr to claim.

Call Today For Free Info Kit

2 summer positions for catering & party setup. 30-40 hrs/wk. Weekends are a must. Applicant must have valid drivers license & not attending school. Please e-mail resume to



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: Only Those Candidates Short-Listed Will Be Contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



Experienced Cosmetician

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

Certified Automotive Service Technician And/or Lube Technician Needed President’s Award winning Ford Dealership is looking for a Certified Automotive Service Technician and/or Lube Technician to join our expanding Service Department at AM Ford and AM Ford Plus s!BLETOWORKWITHOTHERS s!TTRACTIVEPAY s"ENElTSPACKAGE Please send resume via e-mail to or drop off resume at AM Ford, Hwy Drive,Trail




Employment Opportunity Customer Service Representative – Falkins Insurance Group’s Salmo location has an opening for a Customer Service Representative in the Autoplan department. This position is a permanent/full time position with the opportunity to further develop skills and knowledge with respect to Personal Lines Insurance. Duties Include (but are not limited to): ICBC Autoplan. Private Autoplan Out of Province Medical Drivers License Services Successful candidate will: - Provide outstanding customer-focused service to clients in person and over the phone. - Have a good knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel - Be a team player with excellent communication skills. - Be well organized and able to work in a fast paced environment. - Be available to work in both Salmo and Fruit vale locations - Be required to study and complete necessary insurance licensing courses as required. Preference will be given to licensed candidates with previous insurance experience. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Joyce Verburg PO Box 970, 118 Main St Salmo BC V0G1Z0 Phone: 250.357.2256 Fax: 250.357.2280 Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012 17


Pets & Livestock

Help Wanted

Financial Services



Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Warehouse - Receiver Delivery Driver

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.

Now Open

Moving! Antique sideboard, china cabinet, dining room table w/6 chairs, 2 oak tables, other items. 250-442-0924.

4x8 Particle Board 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 & 1 in. from $9.97 sheet. Castle Building @ Renovation Centre. 250-442-2270. Antique china cabinet $125; Lexmark photograph printer $25; Champion juicer $60; Cannon printer, hardly used $35; spinning wheel $75. 250442-8392. Beautiful one month old 2 person Soft Tub, used 4 times, just taking up too much space on my deck Paid $3400, Call Darren 250-365-0323 or Cell 250-687-1068 to arrange viewing Beer fridge, first $20; 4 drawer dresser, wood, stained $20; 2 BF Goodrich LT225/75R16 tires, $20 ea. 250-443-5036. Everbearing raspberry canes, $2 ea. 250-442-8026. Garage Door Special. 9x7 Insulated. $529.00 (limited quantities). Factory certified installation avail. Castle Building Centre. 250-442-2270. George Forman grill w/stand $75. 500 watt Honda generator, $100. 250-442-5959. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Janome serger, M/Loke 634D, like new. $400. 250442-5756. QUALITY clothing sz 16up. tops, jeans, shorts, & coats. Various sizes. New sz 10W shoes.$6 or less 250.367.6124 Lift recliner exc. cond. $500obo SCREENED TOP Soil, $30. per yard. 250-367-9308

Christina Lake: 3-bdrm, 3bath, lake view. $357,500. 403-710-4349.



Help Wanted Family Ministries Coordinator The Nelson United Church seeks an enthusiastic & creative applicant to fill the position of Family Ministries Coordinator. The successful applicant will work within a collegial staff team to coordinate and implement youth, family & children programs and special events. The position is for 12.5 hrs/week. A job description is avail upon request or via our website: You are invited to apply by sending a covering letter that outlines your vision for this position in our church, how you feel called to this position, and your experience and qualifications. The closing date is June 8th. Please send your application to:; fax 250 352-2818, or 602 Silica St. Nelson, BC V1L 4N1. Please call 250 352-2822 or email Lois at to receive the job description & remuneration information.

Andrew Sheret Ltd is now accepting applications for a Warehouse-Receiver Delivery Driver. Please drop off your application with Resume Cover Letter and Driver’s Abstract to the attention of Branch Manager Andrew Sheret Ltd 2717 Columbia Ave Castlegar, BC, V1N 2X8

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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

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

Join Trails newest Family

- The Burger Family

Does this sound like you?

A leader, a problem solver mentor, like working in an action filled fast paced environment, team player and willing to do shift work. Then join our

Management team

Competitive wages and benefits Apply in writing To: 1982 Columbia Ave Castlegar, BC, V1N 4W7 or by email at:

STRUCTURLAM PRODUCTS Ltd., located in beautiful Penticton, B.C. is seeking experienced Timber Framers. For more information and to apply, please visit our website @ WANT TO see scenic BC? Needed immediately. Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + benefits. For more info e-mail: Send resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax:250-567-2550


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


Health Products WAIST AWAY the summer days in a new bathing suit. Get your 1st 9 weeks for $99proven results! Call Herbal Magic now 1-800-854-5176.


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.

DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debt 70% thru settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

HANSON DECKING West Kootenay Agent for Duradek 250-352-1814 V & G Coatings Spray in box liners and deck, concrete and industrial coatings 250.304.8971

Garden & Lawn Blue Spruce: 1-ft to 8-ft tall. For more information, call 250442-3878 or 250-442-7920. Good topsoil for landscaping and gardening. $30/pickup load. 250-442-2013 or 250442-2014. Hogg’s Multi Yard Services. Weekly lawn cutting; yard clean up; will pickup furniture & appliances. 250-442-8163. Ideal Lawn Mowing. Reasonable rates. Grand Forks & area. 250-442-5050.

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

Misc Services Jolly Jack Stop N’Shop • •

Mobile & RV Park U-Haul/moving supplies Tues-Fri : 9 am - 5 pm Sat : 10 am - 4 pm Telephone 250-442-2995 or U-Haul 250-442-8778

Pets & Livestock

Boarding Sentinel Boarding Kennels snowbirds are back, business as usual book a summer vacation for your pets 250 359-7433

Feed & Hay Orchard grass/alfalfa, mixed hay, small square bales, barn stored. 250-442-4204.

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

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances 3 yr old Kenmore dryer in exc cond $125; built-in Hotpoint D/W $75; 4 leaded glass doors, best offer. 250-4428539.

Auctions Auction Estate Antique Collectable . June 3 @ 1pm at Dodd’s Auction 3311-28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259. View photos at


We’re accepting Antique Furniture and Collectibles for our June Antique Sale Call Russell Auction 1-250-399-4793

$100 & Under Kenmore dryer in good working condition. $50. 250-4429780.

Farm Equipment 585 INTERNATIONAL Tractor, 60hp, 2300/hrs. $7,800. B7800 KUBOTA 30hp, 400/hrs. $9,000. 1996 BOBCAT 863, 75hp, 3200/hrs. $17,500. 400GAL TURBOMIST Sprayer $10,500. 2006 600GAL Turbomist Sprayer $17,500. 1995 INTERNATIONAL 4700 Truck, 24ft Flat Deck DT466, $18,500. 2009 KUBOTA M8200, 82HP Cab, 1400/hrs. $27,500. 1990 BLUEBIRD School Bus, 72/pass, propane $3,800. ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED 250-428-6221 Approx 500 ft 2 in irrigation pipe, incl sprinklers; 1949 Farmall Cub. 250-442-2826. Ferguson tractor, Gibson tractor, large generator. 250442-5793.

Firearms WANTED: RIFLES, shotguns, restricted weapons, reloading equipment, decoys or any other shooting related items. Fully licensed. Glen 250-428-6750

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

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

Free Items 2 kittens to good home. Please call 250-442-2578. 4x8 ft pool table, must be moved. 250-442-3766.

Fruit & Vegetables

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales Balfour Hall $ellwhatyawanta $ale $aturday June 9th 9-3 Vendors call 229-5265 No Early Birds Please CASTLEGAR Moving Sale Sat, June 2nd, 8 - 2 2165 Crestview Crescent Early Birds are welcome CASTLEGAR Multi Family garage sale, Fri, June 1st 3 - 6, Sat, June 2, 8 - noon 665 Hanville Place (off 6th Ave) sub pump & lots of free stuff CASTLEGAR Multi Family June 2nd, 8 - 12 3487 - 14th Ave Fri, June 1. 8:30-2. Lower patio by admin. offices @ KBRH. Proceeds to Poplar Ridge Pavioion Residents programming. Grand Forks: Fri+Sat, June 1+2, 8am-3pm, 244 75th Ave. Furniture, household items. Grand Forks: Fri+Sun, June 1+3, 8am-3pm, Granby Container Sales, Donaldson Dr. Contents: generator, air compressor, mechanic tools, floor jacks, treadmill, books, VW car parts, & more. Grand Forks. Little bit of everything. June 2, 9am-2pm 145 78th Ave. Riverside. Grand Forks. Moving sale, Saturday June 2, 8am-3pm, 9195 North Fork Rd. Wine equipment, cedar patio set, couch, satellite dish, plants, books, clothes and more. Grand Forks: Sat, June 02, 8am-1pm, 6980 17th St. Grand Forks: Sat, June 2, 8am-2pm, 7776 McCallum View Dr. Multi-family. Grand Forks: Sat, June 2, 8am-3pm, 11900 Brown Cr. Rd. RANCH ESTATE SALE, lots of tools & farm equip. Grand Forks: Sat, June 2, 8am-4pm, 2330 Mountain Pl off 68th Ave. Moving! Lots of good stuff. Grand Forks: Sat, June 2, 9am-noon, 7253 7th St. Lots of kids clothes and toys. Other household items as well. Grand Forks: Sat+Sun, 8am?, #9, 7105 North Fork Rd. Good quality items. June 2 & 3. 8am-1pm. TOOLS & much more! #4 Rivers Shore Park, beside Johnny’s Motel. RASPBERRY Huge Sale Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3, 8 - 4 1082 Parkside Road ROSSLAND, 1810 St.Paul St. Sat. Jun.2nd. 8-1. Multi-family. Antiques + misc.

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

Hobbies & Crafts

Alpacas: fibre alpacas for future projects or start your own herd. 250-442-6642.

FRESH ASPARAGUS Sutcliffe Farms Creston, BC Place your order to ensure availability 250-428-9961

Deda’s Woodworking Shop! Arbours, trellis’s, benches, picnic tables, and more! 2480 75th Ave. 250-442-2073.

Pet Services

Pet Services

Pet Services



15% OFF All

Pet Products

Everything you need for your finned, furry & feathered friends!

7261-5th St. Grand Forks, BC

250250 0-

BEST BUYS! June 1 - 30

HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm Saturday: 9am-4:00pm

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local) Looking to buy: unwanted, unused firearms. Buyer has all licences. 250-443-2373. Wheelchair and commode in good condition as soon as possible. 250-442-8442.

Musical Instruments Upright Krakauer Piono in good condition c/w bench asking $400 250-365-5443

Sporting Goods 10 foot Manitou Kayak, 2 years old comes with paddle, lifejacket, great shape $900.00 OBO 250 505-1718 Bowflex Motivator 2. $300. 250-442-8904.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale WANTED: Building Property or existing home, view/river 1acre +, rural. 250-442-8118.

Apt/Condos for Sale Grand Forks: No strata fees! 2 story 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, immaculate townhouse, w/finished basement. A steal at $135,000, but will consider any offers. #18 1410 78th St. Close to high school. 250-4420610.

Commercial/ Industrial Property 4 Houses on 5 acres min out of town $750,000. to be viewed on Property Guys Nelson #30980 354-4381 or 354-7949

For Sale By Owner Grand Forks: 45 acre w/home & 16,000+ sq ft indoor riding arena. $650,000. 250-4420930. Unfinished cabin on 2.8 acres on Riondel Rd near the Ashram. Will be appraised in May. Making a list of interested individuals. Price likely well under $200,000. Terms Negotiable. Excellent for handy person or couple 780-566-0707

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

Real Estate

Grand Forks: $188,000. 3 bdrm, 1,500 sq ft, open floor plan w/large fenced yard. Great for kids & pets. Almost .25 acre, separate fenced garden area. Fruit trees, raspberry patch, garden shed, 1 block to Kettle River & great swimming spot. Well built house from 1975, 1.5 bath, central furnace & A/C, CSA approved efficient wood heater. Unfinished lower areas has 1 unfinished bdrm, pantry & workshop. 250-442-2448. Grand Forks: 2.5 acres with 4 bdrm home, walk out developed basement, garage, shop. Great location! $364,500. Phone 250-442-0222. Grand Forks. Brand new custom 2 storey. $325,000. appliances included 250-497-7808.

Historic Rossland Home

Many restorations & nicely maintained 4 Bedroom / 1 1/2 Bath $315,000 Call 250-231-7564

Lakeshore Place adult Mobile Home Park located near Balfour, close to golf course with marina. 2 mobile homes on adjoining lots in lower cult-du-sac, 1 waterfront & 1 water view $90,000 each 250 229-4755 PROCTER VILLAGE: 3 bdrm, 50 X 120’ lot, adjacent lot also aval $215,000 250-229-4940 SALMO 4BD 1102sq.’ finished bsmnt, carport, covered patio, well mntnd. close to school. $259,000. 250.357.2465

Rentals Acreage Midway, Rock Creek, Grand Forks: looking for long term lease, 20-50+ acres. 778-3631313.

Apt/Condo for Rent Rentals

Grand Forks Realty Ltd.

Christina Lake: 3 bdrm 5 appliances, fully furnished home, $850 month. Greenwood: 1 bdrm home, 4 ap-

pliances $575 month. N/S, N/P, References. Ken: 250-442-2632

Castlegar; large bright 2 br in quiet bldg, close to Kootenay Mrkt, close to DT, F/S laundry onsite, N/S, N/P, $625 plus utilities. 250-505-3609. Grand Forks: 2 bdrm. apt to rent. 250-442-0930. Grand Forks: 3 bdrm townhouse w/2 full baths, N/P, N/S, References required. Phone 250-442-2276, 250-442-6800. Grand Forks: clean & bright 1&2 bdrm apts close to amenities, quiet location, balcony, storage and numerous upgrades. N/S, N/P, $500 & $625 month. 778-214-0408. NELSON: Gyro Park, Lake View Apartment. 1 or 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, private entrance, shared laundry, clawfoot tub and internet. Semi-furnished, if needed. Park-like setting. NS/ NP References required. Available July 1st $1,000/mo all inclusive. Call 352-0776 or 505-7650 Small 2 bdrm apartment min out of town $650/m + utilities 354-4381 or 354-7949


Commercial/ Industrial Creston COMMERCIAL BUILDING

3600 sq.ft. of Retail Space

Located DOWN TOWN Excellent High Traffic Area Plenty of Parking 250-428-5240 Grand Forks: approx 1,000 sq ft open area plus 200 sq ft office area with 22’ x 22’ attached workshop. Lots of parking, great location, good signage on main road. Security system installed. $750 month plus utilities. Call Jim @ 250-442-9780 Grand Forks: NEW OWNERSHIP. 3 commercial spaces, in town (Black Knight building) & 1 on hwy. Available now. 250442-2599 / 250-443-1599. Large A/C Office downtown Nelson $750/m including utilities 354-4381 or 354-7949 Prime downtown Grand Forks location - 3rd St Plaza, 3,000+ sq ft Lots of parking. Call 250-666-0088. Smaller A/C Office downtown Nelson $350./m including utilities 354-4381 or 354-7949

Cottages / Cabins

Duplex / 4 Plex NELSON: Uphill Sunny 2 bdrm wood floors, gas f/p, yard. NS/NP $1000/mo + Util Avail July 1st 250-505-2103

Mobile Homes & Pads CASTLEGAR 2 BDRM MOBILE, Fully reno’d, N/P, N/S , W/D, $800/mth utilities included, 250-304-8185 Grand Forks: 1 bdrm trailer creek side on acreage, no power yet, woodstove. $400/m as is. 250-442-2378. ROBSON 3 Bdrm Mobile Home for rent Refer & Criminal check required Call 250-304-3430

Homes for Rent Castlegar 2 Bdrm Mobile, F/S, N/P, N/S, $500/mth + utilities, full covered deck by Millenium walkway & river Avail June 1st




Auto Financing

Cars - Domestic


Trucks & Vans


1994 Rustler 25ft Fifth Wheel, awning, air con, sleeps 6, immaculate cond, includes hitch, rails & tailgate. $7,400 obo. 250-449-2256. 1999 Allegro 32 ft motor home. Reduced - $22,000. 454, has gen, sleeps 8, hyd level, front air susp, queen bed walk around. Excellent condition. Has 50,000 km. 1-250442-2013.

2004 Dodge Diesel 4x4, reg cab, 153,000 km. $16,900. 250-445-9971.

Homes for Rent

Suites, Upper

CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm, 2 bath Carport, F/S, W/D, DW, N/P N/S, by No Frills Avail June 1st, $1,000/mth 250-362-5468 Grand Forks: Brand new 2 bdrm. $950/m. + utilities 250497-7808. Grand Forks lg home on acreage. 778866-8511, 250-442-2549. w w w. h o m e away. c o m / va c a tion-rental/british-columbia/chr istina-lake/r25986. #379429. Grand Forks: main floor 3 bdrm renovated house on acreage. Suitable for retired or working couple. $1,000 month plus utilities. 250-442-2424. MONTROSE small 2bd FS,NO PETS, $425/mo 250.367.7005 NELSON: Perrier Rd. Small 2 bdrm. WD,F/S. NS/NP. Yard, shed & parking for 2 Avail now $850/mo 352-7492 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

Grand Forks: 1,000 sq ft, 1 bdrm, large deck,10 min to town. N/S, N/P, utils inc, $650 month. 250-442-0026.

Shared Accommodation


DT Castlegar: female roommate, 2bd. ste. $500./mo. Util., cable, wifi incl. N/P, N/S. Near bus. Jun.1. 250-365-9368 NELSON- Fairview: Quiet person, NS, NP, Avail Immed. Reference Required 505-4248

Suites, Lower Bright 1 bdrm N/S N/P private entr, $700/m includes utili avail June 1st 352-6699 DT CASTLEGAR Updated furnished 1 Bdrm bsmt suite with stainless steel appliances & new fixtures. Includes satellite TV, Internet utilities & once per month maid service. Working individual or students preferred. N/S, N/P Ref. required. Avail June 1st, $750/mth Call 250-687-0976 Grand Forks, one bdrm downtown, newly updated, $700 month. 250-497-7808.

Ph: 250-666-0088

Next to Greyhound Across from Ball Park You Park It - You Sell It No Commission!

Townhouses Grand Forks: 3 bdrm town house $900 month includes utilities. 778-931-0117.

Lots of Traffic - Great Exposure 80% of vehicles sold within 2 weeks!

Want to Rent Nelson: 46 yr old male seeks accom in town or on bus route. Prefer self-contained suite max $600/m incl utili. Handy, willing to help, quiet, responsible has refer. call 505-0670 Nelson: Mature man seeks affordable rental in town or transit access. All options considered: self-contained unit or shared. References avail. Please leave detailed message for Ken at 352-6200 or 352-9876 Nelson: responsible, busy Single 40 yr old male, prefers separate room/suite max $400/m. Call Marty 777-4811

$50 first month for regular size car/truck


Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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

Auto Financing


Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul


for Pre-Approval or

Cars - Sports & Imports



s'//$#2%$)4s"!$#2%$)4 s./#2%$)4s()'($%"42!4% s344)-%"59%2 s"!.+2504#9s$)6/2#%

1983 Buick Skylark, new battery, block heater, muffler, tail pipe, brakes and 2 new tires. $650.obo. 250-443-3096. 1993 GMC Sonoma. “Beater truck” great for around town. $500 obo. 250-442-8184. 1995 Chrysler Intrepid, V6, new winters, power pkg, 103,370 km. $2,500. 250-4428139. 2008 Chev Aveo, like new, winter & summer tires, 25,000 km. $5,900. 250-443-1543.

VW Golf, 4 cyl, 5 spd, 1991 & 1997 GTI model, 2Lt. 16 valve, 4 dr & 2 dr, new brakes on both. $1,200 & $3,600. 250442-0122, 250-493-1807.

1993 YAMAHA VMax, 46,000 kms. New tires, chrome additions, windshield. $3,500. obo. 250-367-6448 Collectable 1968 Honda CT 90 awesome condition, low mileage, has papers, runs very well $1900.00 OBO 505-1718

Off Road Vehicles 150cc Arctic Cat ATV, 2011 model. 50km, still under warranty, $3,200. 250-442-8930.


Recreational/Sale Cars - Domestic GRAND FORKS

PARK & SELL Ph: 250-666-0088

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



Grand Forks: 2 bdrm cottage, located downtown. N/S, N/P, references. $675 mo & utils. Avail June 1. 250-442-5771.




Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser

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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Next to Greyhound Across from Ball Park You Park It - You Sell It No Commission!

Lots of Traffic - Great Exposure 80% of vehicles sold within 2 weeks!

$50 first month for regular size car/truck

It takes 31 muscles to fold up this newspaper

1986 Islander Dodge 2500 custom camper van, 318 engine, auto, dash air, 3 way fridge, 4 top burner stove, furnace, 2 good batteries, 4 new tires, awning, porta potty, radio/cass, cruise, 104,000 km, installed demand water pump. $5,100 obo. 250-442-0522. In good shape, no rust! 1993 Terry Resort, 26 ft 5th wheel. Great condition. Brand new fridge/freezer. Awning, A/C, microwave, 5 aluminum wheels. Asking $6,900. 250442-0097.



1999 Damon Ultra Sport, 3670 Class A motor home, 275 Cat diesel pusher, 56,000 miles. Ultra leather, day & night shades, 4 dr fridge, convection microwave, glass shower, large bathroom, ducted 2 A/Cs, 6 spd Allison, p/seats, leveling jack, exhaust brake, air ride, backup monitor, lg slide out oven. $46,500. 250-4433066, cell 250-442-1758. 2006 Damon Challenger, 36.5 ft, 2 slides, V10 w/Banks system, better mileage & power. Transferable 4 yr ext warranty, leather furniture, Onan Genset, ABS brakes, rear camera, many extras, 25,000 miles. Like new. $68,995. 250-4433066.

Sport Utility Vehicle 2003 Dakota quad cab good shape, canopy, P/W, P/L, tow pkg. New ber & fuel pump $5,900 443-1543.

4x4; A/C, rub250-

Trucks & Vans 1981 Ford Econoline van, custom int, rear bench seat folds into bed, dual fuel tanks, runs well. $1,000 obo. 250442-5272. 1986 Dodge pickup, 73,200 km, new tires & exhaust, original paint, slant 6, 4 spd standard. Asking $3,700 obo. Can be viewed at 1st & Ranken Rd days. 250-442-7587. 1987 3/4 ton Dodge 4x4, 318, motor propane. Good tires 33x12.50R15, bucket seats, new mufflers & pipes. Asking $2,500 firm. 250-442-8078. 1994 Ford F150 xcab, long box. Newer 300L manual, 5 sp, runs great, minor rust, great work truck, asking $900, 250-442-9568. 1994 Silverado 3/4 ton pick up, ext cab, 2 wheel drive, 350 auto, 191K km,$3,500 OBO. Excellent condition, hard box liner, 2000 GMC 4WD long box, low miles, new brakes. $10,000 obo. 250-447-6408.

2005 Dodge diesel 4x4 quad cab, 195,000 km. $18,900. 20445-2346.

Boats 2008 Seadoo GTI130 1 owner, 3 person water craft. low hours. Dealer maintained & serviced. Cover, bumpers, trailer incl. Pkg new was $12,083 + tax, first $6,450 takes!! 250-551-3336/250-352-3942 2008 Sea Ray, 21ft. 210 Select, less than 50 hours, view at 3356 East Lake Dr. Christina Lake. By appointment. New $50,000 Asking $30,000. obo. 250-447-9114.

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200


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

Don’t take your muscles for granted. Over 50,000 Canadians with muscular dystrophy take them very seriously. Learn more at

West Kootenay Advertiser Thursday, May 31, 2012


Artistic footwork The Nelson Selects girls’ teams hosted the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament last weekend with teams from around the Kootenays taking part in U12, U14, U15 and U18 divisions. In this game the Nelson U12 Selects took on the Kootenay South U12 squad at Lakeside pitch. Bob Hall photo

Catch the Kootenay Lake Ferry on Time Both ways!

Four-door sedan or 5-door hatchback, the redesigned Hyundai Accent has ample space and power to get you where you need to go. With sharp styling, a potent direct-inject 1.6L engine and your choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, taking the ferry will be the least exciting part of your trip.


58 mpg




20 /L

until 2013


HYUNDAI • 713 17th St. • 1-888-696-0984 • DL#30959


Thursday, May 31, 2012 West Kootenay Advertiser

Will You Remember


Work. Play. Every day. “The most dependable, longest-lasting trucks on the road.” Chevy never forgets and neither will you. Start down the long road of lasting memories with 0% financing and up to $8,250 in cash back.

Only at your local Chevrolet dealer

1.888.696.0124 1700 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar g

DL# 08917



West Kootenay Advertiser, May 31, 2012  

May 31, 2012 edition of the West Kootenay Advertiser

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you