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Emotional culmination to glitzy pageant CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
Leeza Perehudoff was crowned Miss Castlegar 2012 Friday at the Miss Castlegar pageant at Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Perehudoff was se-
lected out of 12 candidates who performed in categories including talent, speech, evening gown, and impromptu question. Danielle DeGit was named Miss Castlegar Princess. Incumbent Maria Soukeroff passed the
crown on to Perehudoff to the cheers of the other candidates and the crowd. “I didn’t know what to think. It was such an amazing moment. I’m honoured and thrilled to be Miss Castlegar 2012,” said Perehudoff. “I’m so thankful for
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Bear Aware At the Castlegar City Council meeting of June 4, Fire Chief Gerry Rempel introduced Jenny Wallace as the cityâ€™s new Bear Aware Community Co-ordinator. Wallace gave a short presentation about the Bear Aware program and what her duties will be. â€œBear Awareâ€™s mission is to reduce human/bear conflict through education, innovation, and cooperation,â€? she said. â€œThe idea behind this is the best solution to bear/ human conflict is prevention which can be attained through education. I want to get out in the community and educate people about solutions for dealing with attractants such as garbage, poorly managed composts, bird feeders, smelly barbecues, the whole deal. If we pro-actively address the problem of attractants in our community, we will decrease the number of bears destroyed, increase public safety, and as an added bonus, will increase the cleanliness of our city.â€? Wallace has moved to Castlegar after living in Ontario for many years. She graduated from Selkirk Collegeâ€™s Fish and Wildlife program. She also has a degree in psychology with a focus on animal behaviour from the University of Guelph.
Castlegar Fire Chief Gerry Rempel introduces new Bear Aware Community Coordinator, Jenny Wallace to city council at the meeting of Craig Lindsay photo June 4.
Wallace will get the Bear Aware message out by canvassing door to door and appearing at public events such as Sunfest. She will also go out at night to check to see if people have left their garbage out. â€œI will leave them an embarrassingly bright, yellow ticket,â€? she warned. â€œI will record those houses and go back for education.â€? Invasive plants At Mondayâ€™s meeting Crystal Klym, executive director -Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee, gave a presentation on invasive plants in the area. She showed councillors a sample of a knot weed plant and also handed out tool kits for invasive plant management. Radon gas There was a recommendation brought forward to council from the Planning and Development committee to wait until the provincial gov-
ernment comes out with their new building bylaws before putting in stronger standards for radon gas reduction for new builds. Phil Markin, director of development services, reminded council that any standards that could be dealt with by the provincial building regulations cannot be adopted without ministerial approval. â€œI wanted to know why we couldnâ€™t put our own in - something that suits us because we have such a high concentration of (radon),â€? said councillor Deb McIntosh. â€œWe shouldnâ€™t wait for the province, we should let them adopt our standard. I know putting these safeguards in place prevents radon from coming into the house. Radon is a cancer causing agent - so why wouldnâ€™t we do that?â€? Itâ€™s also much cheaper, she said, â€œIf you put it in at the beginning itâ€™s way less expensive than it is after the fact.â€?
A motion to make improvements on the Cobra Climb stairs (by 10th Avenue) and install lights was voted down by council. The cost of installing lights would have been $12,000. However, a letter of concern from a resident referred to potential problems that could have been created by the installation of lights. A subsequent public meeting was held and further concerns, regarding the condition of the roof over the stairs, were submitted. Cost of improvements to the roof and the parking area are estimated to be $6,000. â€œThe original motion was to put lights on the Cobra Climb and fix up the parking area,â€? said McIntosh, who voted for the lights. â€œThe lights on the Cobra Climb were defeated, so we go back to committee (Transportation and Civic Works) to see what we can do about the other part of it. You know what? - itâ€™s democracy. And democracy means not always getting what you want. Iâ€™m happy to work with the committee on developing another plan and bringing it forward. Back to the drawing board.â€?
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Let’s take water seriously With low clouds and heavy, steady rain rinsing the area lately, the critical concern over water in so many parts of the world may seem worlds away. But we who ignore the increasingly frequent calls for water conservation will do so at our peril. Here in the Castlegar area where two good size rivers meet we’re blessed (as are so many other Canadians) with what appears to be a limitless supply of clean water. But the bottomless well may not necessarily endure. Our own growing population is taking care of a certain amount of the supply, not to mention growing demand for export. Then there’s the huge, thirsty world superpower to our south where plans have long been on the books for a water storage and diversion effort to dwarf every existing hydro-electric project completed so far. That’s a big one, and it’s just one of the compelling reasons to try and stay up to speed with international agreements such as the Columbia River Treaty. Also close to home are the issues concerning potential groundwater contamination – addressed in recent stories and letters in this paper. What it amounts to a coming shift from a preoccupation with oil and gas, to something our immediate survival continues to depend on. It just makes sense to treat it with reWe want to hear from you.
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Travelling for new experience Not everyone goes on a holiday to experience something different. Some travel simply to travel—to say they have passed through a particular landscape. Others travel to the same spot each year to lie on the same beach or play the same golf course. My aim is always to find a refreshingly new experience. I’m not talking about simply a new country. I’m speaking about an event that may be off the beaten track or unusual in some way. When we were in Thailand recently, we visited an elephant camp—home to about 40 elephants and their trainersmasters. This was in northern Thailand in the low mountains outside Changmai not far from the Golden Triangle. We arrived at the camp about midmorning. Quickly, we hiked over a fast-flowing stream and found some of the elephants in a tight corral. Their trainers were perched on their heads or tucked behind their flapping ears. One of our friends bought bananas and sugarcane to feed to the elephants. Then he was urged to have his picture taken with the elephant’s trunk wrapped around him. After the photo session, he had to dig into his wallet to get a 20 baht bill to pay the elephant. It took the money in its trunk. flipped its trunk upward, and the trainer took the offering. Craig Lindsay Reporter
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After that the elephants were paraded down to the stream where they immediately defecated into the flowing waters. Great green balls of dung floated down the stream where several older ladies caught them in nets and dumped them into baskets. The story is that this elephant “output” is used in making a high-quality paper product. We watched the elephants then lie down and bathe themselves in the cooling waters as the day was hot at 39 degrees Celcius. We strolled up to the arena to get good seats for the elephant “show,” which turned out to be outstanding. Elephants must be incredibly intelligent or easily trainable because they performed tricks that astonished us. They bowed to us, they berated us, they twirled their trunks, they hauled logs, they stacked logs, they kicked large soccer balls at a net, they threw darts at balloons, and they painted magnificent pictures. We were impressed most by the elephants’ abilities at painting pictures. After a lull, five elephants trotted into the arena carrying boxes of paints with brushes. Canvases had already been set up on easels. The trainers prepared the paints and handed the wet brushes to the elephants. Clasping the brush in its trunk, each elephant made strokes Chris Hopkyns Publisher
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upon the paper. My thought was that this was going to be an exercise in abstract art. However, the elephants actually painted outdoor and still-life scenes. The elephant-artist we focused upon painted a landscape with a sunset and green grass background with palm trees in the foreground. Immediately afterward, someone paid 7,000 baht (about $200) for this painting. After the show we wandered over to the platforms where our elephants were waiting to take us on our ride into the jungle and over a small mountain into the next valley. Our elephant was 48 years-old and a bit cranky. But I couldn’t blame him because it was extremely hot in the sunshine and the trail was quite steep. Our elephants lumbered upward, urged on by their trainer-masters sitting on the top of their heads. Clamped into a heavy wooden seat, we rode precariously on top of the elephant’s middle. It was like being strapped in for a midway ride, except this was real, leathery elephant. After a long ride where we rolled left and then right as the beast moved forward, we found ourselves in the village of the long-necked people. But that’s another adventure. Sandy Leonard Production
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
What about the weeds? If you build it they will come... the weeds and trees, that is. It seems to me the plan in Castlegar is to develop gardens, plantings and in some cases parks and they will, for long periods of time, look after themselves. True the city does hire students in the summer to mow and weed but are there enough to look after the amount that there is to maintain? Perhaps they should hire more. Is there enough full time staff to look after these areas at other times? Is it okay to mow the boulevards only for special events such as Sunfest. Take a look at the planted areas along Columbia, Third and Fourth as well as the parking lot across from the Columbia Basin Trust building. The weeds are taking control. It seems time only allows for the weeds to be covered by bark mulch annually. If you take a look, they seem to thrive in this. The city, each spring, distributes beautiful hanging baskets, which are well maintained and the SculptureWalk group adds the interesting and wonderful sculptures that are well set off by the weed-filled gardens.
A plan is in the works to add more development to Millenium Park. The exercise area, outdoor theatre, bike circuit and run of the river ponds will be attractive to many Castlegar citizens and visitors. Surely it will allow for much greater use of a park that already is an attractive area for many daily visitors. Of concern to me is whether these areas will be left to maintain themselves as some of the resting spots are now, where weeds control the planted areas and trees lift and crack the cemented areas. Can we expect some of those who willfully damage these areas will respect them when we don’t seem to care? Perhaps some of the residential and business owners could look out front and give a helping hand. Perhaps it’s time to hire more city staff. Will the new developments in Millenium be maintained? After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, I certainly hope so. What do you think? Let the city council and city staff know. -Kathy Gregory, Castlegar
Sculpture Walk The Board of Directors of the Castle-
gar SculptureWalk program extend our sincere appreciation for the response to our third year of exhibition of sculptures on the streets of Castlegar. It is with the goal of making Castlegar and region home to outdoor art and with the hope of engaging other artistic endeavours that we journey forward to our goal of 55 sculptures in our city. We are almost there, with 40 sculptures on site through the exhibition downtown and the newly-added leasing program. To those who have leased, supported pedestals, or purchased works of art, we sincerely applaud your vision of excellence and commitment to our community. The latest 30 sculptures were installed on May 25, and 26, with the artists in attendance and the expertise of local welders, millwrights, boom operators and our board working as a united effort to bring this global arts display to our streets. Feel the energy. With the recognition you are witnessing some of the greatest works by international sculptors from New York State, Toronto, New Brunswick and, not to be taken lightly, our local artists who are working around the globe with their expertise.
We are extremely blessed to have the support of many volunteers in our community to make this program come together. Political entities, cultural supporters, trade support, artistic support, and those who sincerely appreciate the different art expressions are each making a contribution. This endeavour once again proves that Castlegar is a force on the cultural scene. Let’s continue to work together, and grow our city for future generations. -The Board of Directors of Castlegar SculptureWalk, Darlene Kalawsky, Chair
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JUN. 7 - CASTLEGAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS - KFS Parking lot party
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JUN. 7- AUTHOR ANNE DEGRACE READS AT CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT LIBRARY - DeGrace will be read-
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JUN. 9 - BRO HYMN 2 NO RULZ FEATURING AN INDOOR SKATE PARK -
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JUN. 10 - THE COLUMBIA CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB is hosting a
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JUN. 12 - CASTLEGAR FRIENDS OF PARKS AND TRAILS GENERAL MEETING - 7 p.m., Kootenay Room,
JUN. 14 - WEST KOOTENAY WOMEN IN BUSINESS MEETING - from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Sandman Inn. Please RSVP to Rebecca by Friday, June 8 at email@example.com if you will be joining us for the luncheon on Thursday, June 14.
JUN. 20 - CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB MEETS IN NORAâ€™S GARDEN (ROBSON) at 6:00 p.m. For pure
pleasure, meander through Noraâ€™s Garden . . . a harbinger of summer delights. Share your garden lore over a feast of lavish potluck appetizers. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave: 250-3659600 or castlegargardenclub@ shaw.ca. JUNE 24 â€“ 11TH ANNUAL CASTLEGAR & AREA GARDEN TOUR, 9:00
a.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m. Dazzling . . . thrilling . . . inspiring . . . something for everyone! Admission by donation to Castlegar & Area Food Bank. Brochures available locally or by email. Information: Nora Jukes: 250.365.6753 or Rose Cheveldave: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUN. 24 - FOURTH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN FM CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT - Come join the fun as
Mountain FM Classic Rock hosts the fourth annual golf tournament to benefit Castlegar Hospice at the Castlegar Golf Club. Enjoy 18 holes, a fabulous buffet dinner, silent and live auction, and entertainment with your hosts TJ and Heather. For information or to register contact Suzanne at 250-304-1266 or email email@example.com. JUN. 25 - SPECIAL OLYMPICS CASTLEGAR AGM - 7 p.m. at the
JUN. 14 - CASTLEGAR UNITED WAY AGM - 6 p.m. at the Fireside Inn.
Castlegar Complex. There will be elections for the following positions: local co-ordinator, program co-ordinator, registrar, treasurer, fundraiser, volunteer co-ordinator, athlete liason, P.R. volunteer, equipment manager, birthday and thank you card committee, and event planner.
JUN. 14 - THE K.D.H.S. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be proceed-
JUN. 27 - CASTLEGAR NEW VISION HOUSING SOCIETY AGM - at 7 p.m.
Recreation Complex. Everyone welcome. Memberships available. Updates on 2012 initiatives.
ing on Thursday June 14, 6:30 p.m.Held at the Village Bistro
at 1801 Connorâ€™s Road, Casltegar (behind Dairy Queen).
We are in an exciting stage this year with grants to do a much needed need and demand study. For more information contact Janet at 250-304-2075. JUL. 14 - KOOTENAY FESTIVAL Featuring live music, dance, performances and cuisine from the diverse cultures represented in the Kootenay region. Be a part of this exciting cultural event! Go to www.kootenayfestival. com for further details. JUL. 13-15 - 11TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE - At Pass
Creek Fairgrounds. Featuring musicians from all over Western Canada and the Northern United States. A fun family weekend with live music, great food, and camping on site. For more details google Castlegar Bluegrass Jamboree 2012 or go to www.passcreekfair.com.
JUL. 21-23 - TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN ROSEMALING DECORATIVE ARTWORK WORKSHOP - Open to
12 people. First come, first serve. Put on by the Sons of Norway. Application must be submitted by Jun. 30. For info call 250365-1017.
ONGOING: ROBSON AND BLUEBERRY STRONGSTART CENTRES are
free early learning programs for parents/caregivers with young children. Join us for snack, art, stories, gym time, and music. Robson StrongStart - Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m., Thurs 12:30-3:30 p.m. Blueberry StrongStart - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Tues 12:00-3 p.m. For more info call Alana at 3046862 or 365-7201. A partnership between Robson Community School, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Blueberry Creek Community School. ONGOING: JUNE ACTIVITIES AT THE CASTLEGAR SENIORS CENTRE -
Monday - 10:00 am Darts, 1 p.m. Whist, Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1 p.m. Crafts, 7 p.m. Pool, Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 1 p.m. on 6th ONLY, Bingo, 7 p.m. Rummoli, 10 a.m. 20th Raspberry Reunion, Thursday - 9:30
ffor You & Your Family
a.m. Floor Curling, 7th 2 p.m. General Meeting, 1 p.m. Bingo just not on the 6th, Friday - 1 p.m. Bridge/Crib, 20th Sr Regional picnic Trail, 28th Steelworks picnic Birchbank. Also: Missing - one grey resin card table. Please return to skeniorâ€™s lounge. ONGOING: SPECIAL OLYMPICS CASTLEGAR NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
- For more information please call 250-365-2839.
ONGOING: CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION LIGHT UP CAMPAIGN - The Foundation is
raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate.
ONGOING: CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB SUMMER MEETING SCHEDULE - Third Wednesday of every
month, 6 p.m. at local gardens. For a change of pace, relax over potluck appetizers in a garden setting sharing garden lore. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave: 250-365-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ONGOING: ATTENTION SOCCER LOVERS - If youâ€™re 55+ and inter-
ested in kicking the ball around contact Carlos Amaral at 250365-7601. ONGOING: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS - The local Toastmasters
club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun. Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-3658336.
ONGOING: CASTLEGAR JUDO CLUB MEETS MONDAYS, THURSDAYS at
6:15-8 p.m. at Twin Rivers Elementary for Sept. 12 to May/ June. Male or Female, ages eight years and up. Registration at any meeting. Call senior sensei John Gibson 2505763 or sensei James Welychko, 250-365-4920.
ONGOING: AL-ANON MEETS EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AL-ANON is for
people whose lives have been affected by someone elseâ€™s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674.
ONGOING: CONVERSATION CLUB.
Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. If Canada is your new home, come and meet others who have immigrated to Canada and spend time chatting and learning. At Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks).
ONGOING: THE WEST KOOTENAY FAMILY HISTORIANS SOCIETY
meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (September to June) at Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar. New Members are welcome. For further information, contact Grace DeBiasio at 250-364-1426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250-3670076.
ONGOING: SHARING DINNER POT -
Every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge.
ONGOING: CASTLEGAR A.A. MEETINGS AT THE PIONEER ARENA. Sun.
at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805.)
ONGOING: MEAT DRAW - EVERYONE WELCOME. Every Saturday. Royal
Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun.
ONGOING: USCC CULTURAL INTERPRETIVE SOCIETY meets every
Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre. ONGOING: TEENS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT? Blueberry school has a
movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free but bring $$ for candy, grades 6 and up. Info - call 365-7201.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from P. 7
...of campus life, walking the halls and envisioning themselves there in the future. The day consisted of structured mini-classes where the instructors prepared short and engaging sessions: English Lit, Chemistry, Spanish, and Earth Sciences. This was an experience my son said was the “best field trip ever.” It’s so important to instill a love of life long learning in our kids, and Selkirk did an excellent job of giving them a real-life, hands-on learning experience. A special thanks also to my children’s school, Brent Kennedy Elementary, for participating, and to both Elizabeth Lund and Lori Barkley of Selkirk for their enthusiasm, energy, and organization. A real gift to our children and community. -Carla Marshall, Slocan Park
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People concerned about the safety of using pulp sludge have a valid reason for not using it in their area. The pulp sludge is an industry problem in B.C., and it should not be. The sludge can be easily de-watered and put back into the pulp process as a close loop system. The truckers at the pulp mill would be throwing up from breathing the toxins in the gas from the sludge at a temporary storage by the sawmill. The up-river wind made
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the sawmill workers sick, that pile was then quickly moved to a distant location. The P.P.W.C. workers’ union environmental officer had the sludge from different mills independently tested and then submitted the results to the government. The results were bad, and to my knowledge the government did not issue authorization to spread this harmful residue in the wide spread communities nor should it, even if vegetation grows well in the sludge. To protect your safety: 1. Ask for a letter from the pulp mill for the contents of the sludge. 2. Ask the city council or regional districts if they authorized dispersal of the sludge without tests. 3. Independent testing can be made by Selkirk College students to verify safety or not. Widespread dispersal in the communities of any untested substance is unacceptable. -Mel McMullen, Castlegar
Reunion reminder My name is Cynamon Mishra and I am helping organize the upcoming 25th Grad Reunion for SHSS class of 1987. A website has been created with all the details for the reunion: www. shss87.com The reunion will be held on the weekend of July 13-15. The events include a meet and greet at the Lions Head Pub on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m., a dinner and dance at The
Element on Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. and a family picnic on Sunday, July 15 at Kinsmen Park at noon. My phone numbers are 850-897-0421, cell 850-582-9127 and email cynamonc@ hotmail.com. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. -Cynamon Mishra, Niceville, FL U.S.A.
Winning at Life Castlegar Special Olympics would like to thank: • The Sunfest Parade committee for honouring our group with a first place ribbon in the sports category. • Chris Popoff owner/operator of Dirty Diggers who sponsored the building and navigation of our float. • All the participants who helped make this day successful and lastly, the community of Castlegar for providing us the opportunity to shine and inspire minds. Yours in sport, -Debra Mackenzie Program/Local Coordinator
Peaceful message At its recent biennial conference in Castlegar at the Mir Centre for Peace, the B.C. Southern Interior Peace Coalition reviewed a range of threats to the peace and security of our world. Delegates unanimously endorsed: • Bill C-363 (for conscientious objec-
tors, to redirect/redivert that portion of their taxes going to the Department of National Defence to peaceful purposes) • Bill C-373 (calling for the establishment of a federal Department of Peace), the Occupy Nelson Movement and the stand of university students in Quebec against proposed increases in their tuition. • Bill C-363 and Bill C-373 are both Private Members Bills put forward by Alex Atamanenko, Member of Parliament for the Southern Interior, and have received first reading in the House of Commons. The B.C. Coalition is an association of diverse member groups in the Boundary, Kootenay and Okanagan regions. Guiding principles are based in equality, non-violence, social and economic justice, protection of the environment, and respectful communication to achieve peaceful solutions rather than resorting to violence. It is an avenue for sharing experiences, learning from those experiences and supporting each other’s work for a world free of violence and lived honouring, valuing and supporting all humanity and Mother Earth. Member groups also belong to the Canadian Peace Alliance. The B.C. Southern Interior Peace Coalition meets twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. For further information please contact coordinator Laura Savinkoff at email@example.com -Sandra Hartline For the B.C. Southern Interior Peace Coalition
NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE West K Sand & Gravel Ltd., of PO Box 3068, Castlegar, BC, V1N 3H4 intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, Lot 1 District Lots 7163 & 7187 Kootenay District Plan NEP91135. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, 202 - 843 Rossland Ave., Trail, BC, V1R 4S8 by June 28, 2012.
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The Lordco Show ‘n Shine on Saturday at the Castlegar Library parking lot was a big success with many classic vehicles including this 1934 McLaughlin Buick. Craig Lindsay photo You can locate various photo galleries of recent events on the community tab at www. castlegarnews.com
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More than 18 million litres of used oil is not recovered by the BC Used Oil program each year. These oils are extremely hazardous to our environment and drinking water; instead of sitting in our landfills, used oil can be recycled into a variety of useful products. This year, the British Columbia Used Oil Management
Association (BCUOMA) is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh annual Summer Ambassador Program. The tour will see the two ambassadors travel to over 120 municipalities and over 500 recycling facilities throughout B.C., spreading the message, “one drop makes a difference.” Attending community events, speaking to government officials as well as the public,
CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Education Room at the
Castlegar & District Community Health Centre 709 – 10th Street, Castlegar ALL RESIDENTS OF CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT ARE WELCOME!
the team is dedicated to spreading the message and keeping these hazardous materials out of our waterways and landfills.
WHERE: There are six locations the Ambassadors will be visiting on Thursday, June 7.
•Castlegar Hyundai - 713 - 17 Street •Ernie’s Towing Inc. - 4801 Minto Road •Glacier Honda 1602 Columbia Avenue •Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. - 1700 Columbia Avenue •OK Tire & Auto Service (Castlegar) - 2141 Columbia Avenue
•Canadian Tire (Castlegar )- 2000 Columbia Avenue
They will be in Castlegar from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
WHEN: Thursday, June 7
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Castlegar News Thursday, June 7, 2012
Grads get top marks from cops SUBMITTED
The Castlegar RCMP would like to take this opportunity to commend 2012 graduates for making last weekend a safe and memorable event. Police did not respond to any serious matters relating to grad itself. Although they were kept busy during the evening
of Sunday, May 27 monitoring traffic coming and going from a graduation bush party at Haul Road in Robson, the event was without incident. Parents and family members did their part in ensuring their children were transported to and from the party safely. Parents commented on how pleased and thankful they were to
see police presence at Haul Road. This roadblock contributed to maintaining safe roads in our community as well as assisted in keeping our graduates safe. Debbie Postnikoff, Corporal Supervisor/Media Relations Officer RCMP Castlegar Detachment
Continued from P. 5
Maglio Installations Ltd. of Castlegar has been awarded the contract for Phase 3 of the North Sanitary Trunk Main project. Maglio had the lowest qualified bid at $105,912.05. Phase 3 of the project will construct a 450mm sewer main from the Benjamin Moore Paint store to the 6th Street intersection. Advanced Meter (Smart Meter)
Civic honour bestowed Castlegar’s 2012 Citizen of the Year Jacquie Hamilton receives the award from Bob Saari (left) and Marcel Audet of the Knights of Columbus. The ofﬁcial presentation was made May 30 at St. Rita’s Church. Craig Lindsay photo A photo gallery of the above event is viewable online at www.castlegarnews.com
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A motion to allow residents to opt out of FortisBC’s upcoming Advanced Metering (Smart Meter) Infrastructure program was tabled by a vote of 4-2. “Some councillors wanted more information,” said Deb McIntosh, who brought forward the proposal. “I don’t know what more information there is out there. I just feel that if utilities are going to bring something in and people are scared for their health then why not allow people to have that opt-out policy? But it’s been tabled, so we’ll have to go back to the drawing board and see where we go from there.” Before installing meters, FortisBC must receive approval from the B.C. Utilities Commission, which they have not done yet.
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Community Plenty of festivities to go around Members of the Turning Pointe Dance group in Castlegar (far left) show their energy during Sunfest parade on Saturday. Ike Braga of the Castlegar Fire Department (near left) along with Safety Bear and Sparky, leads the Children’s Parade down Broadwater Road into Pass Creek Park on Sunday. Craig Lindsay photos More photos at www.castlegarnews.com
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Cindy Amaral and Amanda Amaral (top) lead the Portuguese Association ﬂotilla during Sunfest Parade. Purple-clad Dam City Rollers roller derby players distribute candy to young parade goers.
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Community highlights Above left, reps from Communities in Bloom, the United Nations Association - Canada Kootenay Region, and Castlegar Rotary Interact were on hand at the Brilliant Cultural Centre Tuesday for the planting of a Russian Olive Tree (Craig Lindsay photo). At right The PM Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast was appreciated on Saturday and Sunday mornings during last weekend’s annual Sunfest celebration (Submitted photo.) Check out a range of photo galleries under the Community tab at www.casltegarnews.com
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PRESENT: Service to share Local Lions Club members demonstrated their commitment to community support with their booth at the Sunfest event. Craig Lindsay photo
Local Air Cadet program worthy of a close look JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor
Some young people find out early what they want to do with their lives. If they do, there’s no probably no better decision to make than to follow their dreams. In the exciting, stable and rewarding field of aviation, kids as young as 12 can get themselves on track toward a solid career. The Air Cadets program is a proven process that channels an existing interest and nurtures it. Castlegar’s 581 Squadron is putting out the invitation for local youth from 12 to 15. Once involved, a cadet can remain in the program until the age
of 19, not only is this good for them, but also for the younger members they can act as role models for. Keep this fact in mind – if the fascinating world of aircraft is something you’re already interested in, you’ve got a great head start on your road to success. Now here’s some more incentive: the monetary cost is negligible. The military component of the training experience, according to local Commanding Officer Terry Klapper, is available at zero cost to a family. Related civilian fees amount to somewhere in the neighbourhood of $100 per year. The squadron is
currently gearing up for an annual event known as the ceremonial review. This year will be memorable in that Terry Klapper will be turning over the commanding officer portfolio to a worthy successor. For a kid who’s keen on a future in aviation, the cadet program represents a direct route to a pilot’s license (power or glider) plus a multitude of other benefits in terms of team-building pursuits including a band program. Time could hardly be spent in a more constructive, positive environment. This is definitely something worth considering. For more details call 250-365-8100.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012 Castlegar News
EXPERTS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE GREAT CITY OF CASTLEGAR!
We are pleased to give you an opportunity to showcase your wonderful items, at no cost! We continuously travel across Canada to educate people about their antiques and collectibles.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW! On behalf of everyone here at the Great Canadian Roadshow, we would like to express how excited we are to be in the wonderful city of Castlegar. During our tour of Canada, we have seen an abundance of unique items coming into our shows. The history of this country never ceases to amaze us, as local citizens have continuously brought us extraordinary treasures that we have purchased. We invite everyone to bring in their items, free of charge, and sit down with an expert and have them examined. We are looking to purchase a variety of Antiques, Collectibles, and Precious Metals (Gold, Sterling Silver, Coins with Silver Content). ur do oors dduring uring tthis his eevent, ven and we We are expecting to see hundreds of people walk throughh oour doors are looking forward to writing hundreds of cheques! We look forward to seeing you at the show!
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1948 MS-62 MSS 62 Canadian Silver Dollar was recently purchased for $2,300
1921 VF-20 VF 20 Canadian George V Nickel was recently purchased for $9,350
1916c VF-20 VF 20 British Sovereign was recently purchasedfor $6,800
1948 MS-65 MS 65 Canadian Half Dollar was recently purchased for $1,850
1953 MS-65 MS 65 Elizabeth Half Dollar was recently purchased for $1,100
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We are looking for all gold and silver bullion, maple leafs, Johnson and Matthey bars etc.
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PAYING ON THE SPOT FOR ALL GOLD AND SILVER COINS IN CASTLEGAR NEXT WEEK! June 13th - June 17th
PAYING FOR CANADIAN COINS 1967 AND PRIOR AND AMERICAN COINS 1964 AND PRIOR
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Unity Run is completed CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
More than 60 young runners took part in the Okanagan Nation Alliance Unity Run this past weekend. The run aims to bring awareness about suicide and violence issues. The Unity Run started on Thursday, May 31 at Christina Lake and ended up in Revelstoke on Sunday, June 3. The runners were at Selkirk College in Castlegar on Thursday night where they heard speeches
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Entertainment/Commerce Zeds Dead: Castlegar Farmers Market set to return for season tonight! SUBMITTED
got metalwork items. Weâ€™ve also got homemade doggy treats. Weâ€™ve got an energy drink and some childrenâ€™s clothing. So yeah, thereâ€™s lots of interesting things coming to the first event here. We can only build and grow from there.â€? Vendors are still welcome and can sign up by calling McIntosh at the museum â€“ 250-365-6440. Space is only $5. Vendors need to bring their own tent and table. Pretty much anything is welcome, except for garage sale type items. â€œWe take the money made from the tables and we invest it back into advertising and such,â€? said McIntosh. â€œWe also welcome non-profit groups. They can come down and set up table and
CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
The downtown Castlegar Craft and Farmers Market is set to return this Saturday, June 9. The market takes place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Castlegar Railroad Station Museum and will feature various vendor booths selling arts, crafts, and food. â€œWeâ€™re having a variety of different people come down and set up,â€? said Deb McIntosh, manager of the Castlegar and District Heritage Society and coordinator of the market. â€œWeâ€™ve got everything from handmade jewelry to veggie plants to homemade cinnamon buns. Someoneâ€™s bringing eggs. Weâ€™ve got scarves and that type of thing. Weâ€™ve
Alongside Zeds Dead will be a superstar lineup including 2011 403 Red Bull 3style champion â€“ Kato, Deeps, B-Ron, and live hip hop from Dion Rego and Rippel. This evening will also showcase a custom PK soundsystem which will be the biggest rig ever brought indoors in the Koots. Tickets are $30 in advance and are available at Ripping Giraffe in Nelson, The Element in Castlegar, The Choice in Cranbrook, Ross Vegas in Rossland and online at clubelement.ca/ tickets.
Zeds Dead is rumoured as being one of the greatest success stories in Canadian music in the past few years, selling out 70 shows across North America in 90 days this past winter and headlining summer music festivals all over the world. Zeds Dead has received acclaim as one the top acts in the world of electronic and bass music, making their mark in many different genres including hip hop, dubstep, electro, moombhahton, and even some drum and bass. They are at Element in Castlegar tonight for one exclusive Canadian show before embarking on their crazy festival circuit his summer.
let people know what theyâ€™re about. If you play an instrument and want to come down and do some busking, as long as the music is conducive to the crowd thatâ€™s here. The kettle corn stand will be on hand as well, says McIntosh. â€œThat always brings in the crowds. Thereâ€™s always a good variety of people. It was really fun last year. People were really laid back and just really happy to be there. The market is only as good as the people who come down and participate. So weâ€™re encouraging everyone to check it out.â€? The market will run every Saturday until September depending on the weather. You can also check out the Castlegar Craft and Farmers Market page on Facebook.
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Aquanauts crush meet records in Nelson CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
The Castlegar Aquanauts swim club attended its first meet of the season this past weekend in Nelson. The club had 37 swimmers compete, of which 36 recorded personal best times. "It's always a very exciting meet as we haven't had a competition since last August and we're five weeks into the season," said Aquanauts head coach Mitchell Bourne. "Many of the swimmers have moved up an age group (division) from
last season and have different competition to swim against." Bryce Anderson set a new meet record in the 50 metre breaststroke with a time of 48.9 seconds, nearly two seconds faster than the previous record. The division one boys set a new meet record as well on their way to gold in the 4X50M freestyle relay. The team, consisting of Carson Ogloff, Bryce Anderson, Ethan Lawczynski, and Lynden Hanvold, set the record with a time of 4:13:1, five seconds faster than the old record.
In all, the 'Nauts picked up seven medals: One gold - Cyan Ross-Van Mierlo; four silver - Lynden Hanvold, Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Genevieve Jin, and Mitchell Bourne; and two bronze - Reid Bellamy and Sierra Bellamy. The squad finished third in the team competition with 349 total points. The Trail Stingrays finished first with 816 points, while Revelstoke Aquaducks came second with 675. Bourne was impressed with the team’s effort at the meet. “Overall, we per-
formed well,” he said. “Nearly every swim was a personal best time with improvements ranging from one tenth of a second to 44 seconds. “There were a few disqualifications which was to be expected, especially by the newer swimmers who are still getting the handle on technique, but everyone seemed focused and swam the very best they could. Our third place standing overall was also great considering we did not have near as many swimmers as Trail or Revelstoke.”
The Aquanauts boys 4X50M relay team of (Left to right) Ethan Lawczynski, Bryce Anderson, Carson Ogloff and Lynden Hanvold took the gold in the Freestyle relay event in Nelson. Submitted photo
Trail native Proulx signs with Saints
ish Columbia Hockey League’s Cowichan Valley Capitals, where he enjoyed a breakout season offensively following an early season trade from the Trail Smoke Eaters. He scored 14 goals and added 11 assists in 45 games with the Capitals and totalled 28 points on the year, helping Cowichan to a thirdplace finish in the BCHL’s Coastal Conference. The 21-year old began his junior career with the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings, suiting up in 137 games over three seasons. He scored nine times and totalled 22 points in the WHL before joining the Smoke Eaters for the Logan Proulx, who hails from Trail, has committed to the Selkirk Saints 2010/11 season and appearing in 65 games for the 2012-13 season. Intercollegiate Hock- young and different for his hometown SUBMITTED ey League season. roster. He’s a versa- team. His BCHL to“Logan is a tre- tile guy who is effec- tals include 18 goals The Selkirk Col- mendous addition to tive in all three zones and 39 points in 110 lege Saints Men’s our recruiting class and on special teams. games played. “I’m excited to be Hockey program is for the fall,” says I expect he’ll adjust coming to Selkirk Saints head coach quickly to the colpleased to announce because it’s close to Jeff Dubois. “His lege game and be an a commitment from home and I can befi ve seasons of WHL impact player and a local forward Logan gin to pursue a career and BCHL experileader for us over the Proulx (Trail, B.C.) in a fi eld I’ve been ence and his leadernext number of seato attend Selkirk Collooking forward ship abilities will be sons. ” lege and compete for Proulx joins the to for a long time,” the Saints beginning a real asset for what is going to be a very Saints from the Brit- says Proulx, who dein the 2012/13 B.C.
Bryce Anderson of the Castlegar Aquanauts set two meet records, one in the 50M Breaststroke and one in the 4X50 Freestyle relay, at the Nelson Neptunes Swim Meet on the weekend. Submitted photo
scribes himself as a quick and gritty twoway forward who will get in the corners and battle for pucks. “I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to continue playing hockey at a high level and I’m excited to get my education underway.” In Cowichan Val-
ley Proulx was reunited with former Trail head coach Jim Ingram, who says the former Smoke Eaters’ captain will be a standout at the college level. “Logan was a very valuable member of our team who played in all situations,” says Ingram. “ He pos-
sesses exceptional speed and with that played a huge role on our penalty kill. Logan also became a leader on our team and was named an Assistant Captain not long after joining us via a trade. “He will be a great addition to the Saints program.”
Castlegar News Thursday, June 7, 2012
Element to feature indoor skate ramp for Bro Hymn 2 CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
The Element Club Bar and Grill in Castlegar will take on a bit of a different look on Saturday, June 9. The dance floor will be replaced by a four foot skate ramp for Bro Hymn 2 No Rulz and several local and professional skaters will perform all night while world class DJ’s spin the tunes. The event came about as a way to honour the memory of Josh Evin and raise money for Josh’s company Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids. “Josh was very eccentric,” said Florio Vassilakakis, owner of Element. “He used to come out all the time and party in Castlegar. He, my Dad, and I used to always talk about building an indoor skate ramp. It was more of a jok-
ing thing - ‘Hey, let’s build a half-pipe in here and have him come and skate on it.’ Every time Josh came into town he used to ask, ‘When are we going to build a skate ramp?’” It wasn’t until two years after Josh’s death that Florio was able to make their dream of an indoor ramp in Castlegar a reality. “This last year I finally said to Justin (Josh’s brother) - ‘let’s make this happen’,” said Vassilakakis. “I got into contact with Ty (Smith of Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids) and he’s been great. He’s made the logistical end of it happen.” Smith says he worked with local skateboarder and fellow Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids volunteer Trevor Frame in building a four foot skate ramp that would then be moved in pieces onto the Element dance
floor. “Florio’s father has built the dance floor up. That’s where the ramp is going to be installed,” said Smith. “Friday we’re going to get the ramp set up and have it tested to make sure it’s sturdy for the local and pro skaters who will be coming in for the event.” The local skaters will be Ben Demoskoff, Trevor Frame, Dennis R, Eugene Voykin, Tyler Morris, Cole Nowicki, Ryan Quibell, Nato Goers, Justin Moroz, Nate Heddle, and Acquilla Clarke. The pro skaters are part of the Kitsch Skateboard team from Vancouver and include Geoff Dermer, Make Hastie, and Cory Wilson. “It’s a mixture of locals and high end professionals from the coast who are coming up to celebrate,” said Smith.
Sunfest Sk8 Jam big hit
Elias Swearingin of Slocan was one of the skaters showing his gnarly moves at the Sunfest Sk8 Jam at the Castlegar Skate park on Sunday. Craig Lindsay photo
Wow – what an awesome day of skateboarding in Castlegar on Sunday at the Sunfest Sk8 Jam at the skate park. All the skaters showed amazing grit and determination. In the beginner category Taryn skated with some great
poise and balance. In the intermediate group Elias, Tyler Amaral, Franky Bergmann and Nathaniel Peirson threw down great tricks all over the park. Franky came away with the top spot. The advanced division showcased the talents of Levi Peirson, Ryan Quibell,
Trevor Frame, Ben Demoskoff, Tom Reimer, Nate Heddle, Acquilla Clarke and Franky Bergmann. Each heat was a tough battle. In the final Tom survived the final minutes to sneak past Ryan who went down hard. In the cash shootout Alien and Levi came away with $50 each.
The skateboard ramp that will be placed at the Element Club Bar & Grill for the Bro Hymn 2 No Rulz event. Submitted photo
“This is also one of the main fundraisers for Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids. So all the door proceeds go back to the society, which then goes back to Castlegar and Kootenay youth to put shoes on their feet so they can potentially participate in skateboarding. All the money’s going back to youth.” Frame, who is one of the top young skateboarders in the Kootenays, is looking forward to hitting the indoor skate ramp. “I’ve never actually skated a ramp inside,” he said. “I helped set up a ramp inside the Lion’s Head Pub about a year ago and it was awesome. There was a good turnout and good times. I think Josh has actually skated a ramp before in Nelson at the Royal. It’s awesome to see it happen - I’m really stoked on it.” Tickets are available in advance at HTR in Castlegar, Ripping Giraffe in Nelson, Ross Vegas in Rossland, the Element, and at the door. The show will start at 10 p.m. and go right until 3 p.m. “I think it’ll be an interesting night,” said Vassilakakis. “Just to see a skateboard in the middle of a night club is something else.”
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Cranbrook Riot take top spot at Sunfest Slo-Pitch CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
Teams from throughout the Kootenay region took place in hard-swinging softball action at several local ball fields this weekend. The tournament started on Friday and ran throughout the weekend, finishing with the finals on Sunday. Riot from Cranbrook finished first in the A division, beating the Blasters from Trail 10-8 in the final. The Whalers from Trail took the B division
Lane Fellman of Castlegar’s Balls Deep team swings for the fence in the team’s game against the Trail Whalers. Trail would win the game Craig Lindsay photo 22-4 to advance to the B ﬁnal.
title with an 11-4 win over the Outlaws from Castlegar.
The champions of the C division were Castlegar’s Kalezy’s Woodchuckers, who beat Heads Up, also of Castlegar, 12-
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Tim Hortons Camp Day Funny men bring the laughs for a good cause Vancouver comedians Ivan Decker (above right) and Sunni Dhaliwal performed at Club Element in Castlegar on Thursday for the Kinsmen Clubâ€™s Stand Up for Charity. The event raised money for several of the clubâ€™s local projects. Although not huge, the crowd clearly enjoyed the performances. Opening act Sunni Dhaliwal showed why he is one of the top upcoming comedians in Canada. Headliner Ivan Decker also had the crowd in stitches. The rubber-faced comedian riffed on topics such Craig Lindsay photos as Walmart greeters, spiders, cell phones, and border guards.
Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada held Camp Day on Wednesday and the Castlegar location was no exception. All proceeds from coffee sales at the restaurant will go towards sending children to camps this summer. Representatives from the RCMP and ďŹ re departments were also on hand to help serve and collect donations. â€œCamp Day is a special day to raise money to send kids to Tim Hortonâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Foundation Camps,â€? said Castlegar manager Adam Gray. â€œWeâ€™ve been taking donations all week. Weâ€™re all sold out of the rent-a-tents. Itâ€™s a really good cause. Every year it helps us send a couple of kids from the community to camp.â€? Craig Lindsay photo
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SOAR PENSIONERS “TOONIE BREAKFAST” MEETING Friday, Jun.8th Trail Legion Hall Breakfast: 9:30 Bring your Toonie Meeting: 10:15 Guest Speaker: BC Southern Interior MP Atex Atamanenko. All seniors are welcome to attend the 10:15 meeting.
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Beryl Gibson J l 6 July 6, 19 194 1940 40 - JJune 11 11, 2011 A wife, mother, partner and friend It's one year since you left us. Never to return, But never to be forgotten, ever. By your husband John, son John A., daughters; Jackie and Jenny. And by family and friends in England, Canada and around the world.
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In Loving Memory
Vaughn Boyd Siemens January 30, 1948 – May 11, 2012
April 15, 1981- June 13, 2010 Grieve not for me Nor mourn the while, For Happier would I be to see you smile. Let no tears fall since I have passed away. But miss me and remember me Each and every day. Live your lives As I would want you to And treat thy fellowman As I would do. And when the time has come Your lives be through I shall be Waiting here For each of you..... “I take with me; all your love And leave with you; all my love;” We will carry you in our hearts forever We “Love” You Josh Lorne & Lillian Evin Christina Amelio
In honour of our son Josh Evin We have donated $500.00 to Skate Boarding events in the area. $200.00 -Ty Smith for Skate Park Event June3,2012 [Complex].And $300.00 to go to the Indoor Skate Park.
It is with great sadness that the family of Vaughn Siemens announces his passing on May 11, 2012 at the Northcott Care Center in Ponoka, Alberta after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Vaughn is survived by his children Kim Siemens (Greg) and Clint Siemens (Audrey); sister Tawn Morrell (Chuck) of Kelowna, BC; brother Ken Siemens of Kaledan, BC; nephew Steven; niece Sandra and his extended family Carla and Don Patterson. Vaughn was predeceased by his father Boyd Siemens and his mother Eva Crossland. “We will miss your dry wit and ability to make us laugh.” A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Any donations in Vaughn’s memory are gratefully accepted to the MS Society. Many personal thanks to the staﬀ at Northcott Care Center. To express condolences to Vaughn’s family please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~ 403.783.3122
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John Robert Michelson February 14, 1924 ~ May 17, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John Robert Michelson, on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Creston Valley Hospital. John was born February 14, 1924 in Lipton, Saskatchewan on the farm his parents had homesteaded in the early 1900s. His mother, Rosa, had immigrated to Canada from Gontenschwil, Switzerland while his father, Brian, was from Grantham, England. John endured the hardships of both the Depression and the war years while faithfully ensuring the survival of the family farm. In 1949, he married the local school teacher and love of his life, Blanche (nee Urzada). In 1955, Johnâ€™s adventurous spirit spurred him to leave behind the farm and move his young family to BC to seek out a new life. He fell in love with the mountains and, as his family grew in size, he pursued careers in construction and logging in various parts of the province before settling in Castlegar. In 1961, he began his own logging company with his friend Leo McCarthy. A near-fatal logging accident led him to switch paths and begin what would be his most satisfying and lengthy career as manager of the Castlegar Airport. John made major contributions to community life through his work in various capacities as well as with numerous organizations including the Castlegar and District School Board, the Selkirk College Board, Blueberry Creek Irrigation, and the United Way. His strong work ethic was a deĂ€ning characteristic, but his most important legacy was his great love of family. He was a kind and gentle soul whose integrity was matched by his generosity of spirit. John was a great storyteller, and his family and friends can attest to his repertoire of great tales that he delighted in sharing. His love of storytelling was equaled by his love of music and his innate ability to pick up any instrument and play a tune. John was predeceased by his son Lester; parents Brian and Rosa; his brothers Richard and William, and his sister Rose. He leaves to mourn his cherished wife of 62 years, Blanche. He was the caring and generous father of Charlotte (Casey Messinger), Lester (predeceased in 2010), Jim (Maureen) and Debra (Kerry Spring). He was the adored and adoring Papa and Grandpa of Brent (Jessica), Darin (Bree), Chelsea (Aaron), Laurie (Justin), Bradley (Melanie), Kristi (Jody), Jennifer (Shane), Meghan, Aaron and Kieran. He was delighted to be great-grandfather to a growing brood of (eleven and counting) great-grandchildren. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 11:00 am at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock ofĂ€ciating. The family is indebted to the staff at Harris Unit, Swan Valley Lodge, for the caring and loving attention they gave to John, and to the nurses and doctors at Creston Valley Hospital for their great compassion in his last days. We also wish to express our thanks to Dr. Merritt for his support and care of John prior to his move to Creston. John will live forever in our hearts.
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January 28 28, 1928 - April 15, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Case. An died peacefully with her family Anne by her side at Crestview Care Home in Creston, BC, at the age of 84. Born in Czechoslovakia, she immigrated to Canada, at the age of 3 and settled in Yahk, BC with her family. Anne met William Popov and they married in 1945 and moved to Glade, BC where they settled and had a daughter Lela. Anne was an excellent cook; she always enjoyed adding her own special touch and never completely followed a recipe. Over the years she worked as a chamber maid and was also known as a talented seamstress. This talent lead to her meeting her second husband, Stan Case. They later married and made their home in Kimberley, BC. Anne had a passion for gardening, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, crossword puzzles, playing cards and Keno. She enjoyed the outdoors, going on picnics, spending an afternoon ďŹ shing and picking huckleberries for fruit tarts. Anne will be greatly missed by her family and friends for her kind, humble and generous spirit.
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Anne was pre-deceased by her parents Emrich and Maria Falat, husbands William Popov and Stan Case, sister Mary Mann, brother Melton Falat, brother in-law Milton Mann, and son in-law Peter PoznekoďŹ€. She is survived by her daughter Lela PoznekoďŹ€, grandchildren Stan (Bonnie) PoznekoďŹ€ and Sheryl (Paul) Muntak, great grandchildren Daniel, Titiana & Nicholas PoznekoďŹ€, brothers Emery (Edna) Falat and Walter (Diane) Falat, sister in-law Marilyn Falat and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The entire family would like to express their sincere thanks to Mark Memorial Funeral Services for their excellent service and handling of the ďŹ nal arrangements; Crestview Village StaďŹ€ for their commitment to caring for Anne during her time there, and everyone for their condolences, ďŹ‚owers and cards. As per Anneâ€™s request a cremation has taken place and a private family memorial is scheduled for later this summer. May you rest in peace and we will miss your smiles and laughter. The PoznekoďŹ€ and Muntak families.
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THE Kootenay Society for Community Living is hiring 3 Summer Program Support Workers to develop and support a recreational summer program for youth with disabilities. Applicants need a valid First Aid CertiďŹ cate and a Criminal Record Check. Experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or education as well as use of a vehicle preferred. The deadline for applications is June 11, 2012. Start date for this position is June 26, 2012 and runs until August 24, 2012. Please submit resumes to: 2224 6th Ave Castlegar, BC V1N 2V9, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 250-365-5679.
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More photos online at www.castlegarnews.com/sports
Dams roll past Lumber Jackies CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter
The Dam City Rollers won their final home game of the season Saturday night at the Castlegar Community Complex. The
Dams won a tight one, 126-110, over the Lumber Jackies from Nelson. "It feels so good to win our first game at home," said Pantsoff. "It felt amazing. We played as a team and
we won as a team. And that's unbelievable." The Rollers were up for most of the game against the Jackies, but the visitors wouldn't give up. "They definitely gave us a tough battle," said Pantsoff. "It was a little touch and go there for awhile. I think the key was we stuck together as a team all the way through. We were getting lead jammer which means we were getting points and the other team wasn't." In the opening game of the double header, Nelson's Killjoys thrashed the Valley Vendettas from Slocan 160-92. In all likelihood, The Dam City Rollers have to pretty
much win their last two bouts to qualify for the West Kootenay Roller Derby League play-offs. Klash in the Kootenays Nelson is hosting the Klash in the Kootenays - Best of the West Flat Track Roller Derby Championships on June 1517. The Klash in the Kootenays features eight of Western Canada's best roller derby teams competing for the Best in the West title, and a chance to compete at the 2013 Canadian National Championships. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
(Above) Pantsoff of the Dam City Rollers receives a gift from super-fan Zianna WatsonGariepy after the game Saturday. (Top left) Pantsoff and Kitty Carnage of the Rollers make Craig Lindsay photo room for the jammer.
The Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association (KSYSA) U13 Boys rep team, which is made up of players from Trail, Castlegar, Fruitvale and Rossland, went undefeated at a recent tournament in Creston. Pictured above (L-R) in the back row: Coach Richard Magner, Christian Macasso, Kaedan Magner, Isaac Lunn, Ryan Cromarty, Callum Oâ€™Shea, Eric Pilla, Matthew Zwick, Brandon Mock, Brad Baldwin, assistant coach Ralph Lunn. Middle Row: Camilo Matamoros, Evan Cabana, Dylan Page, Jonathan Rollins, Matthew Zarr, Tyler Theobald. Front Row: Goalies Adam Fasthuber and Ajeet Dhaliwal.
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