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Rainfall warning adds to flood concerns

Major projects begin at Teck

BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER

Demolition and concrete removal underway

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Start building the ark. Water continues to pour down into the Greater Trail region, prompting a rainfall warning from Environment Canada for the West Kootenay into Thursday, ramping up a high stream advisory to a flood watch from the B.C. River Forecast Centre. A large-scale upper low-pressure system has developed across the West Kootenay and has soaked 30 millimetres of rain into the soggy scene over the past 24 hours, adding to an already saturated soil situation. As a result, river levels have been rising in response to this deluge, pushing smaller creeks and rivers near peak levels of their five-year flow rates. In fact, the Slocan River near Crescent Valley is currently rising at a rate of three centimeters per hour (one inch per hour), pounding water across the rock face where whitewater kayakers play, creating waves in excess of one metre (three feet). In Fruitvale, the waters of Beaver Creek are level with the edge of its banks, after it rose 15 cm. (six inches) Tuesday night, and a further nine cm. (four inches) Wednesday morning. Village of Fruitvale chief administrative officer Lila Cresswell said the water level was still not as high as it was last year at its peak — and it has not jumped its banks and flooded the park in the village core — but it is uprooting trees in some areas near Bluebird corner. “Southeast Emergency Management has us on a flood watch and we are in constant contact with them,” she said. The low-pressure system is drifting northwestward toward northern B.C., but before it does it will drop up to 20 mm. of rain around Trail and further east into Castlegar, Nelson and the Slocan Valley. Rain turned to snow in higher elevations Wednesday afternoon, closing the Salmo to Creston (83.9 km) Highway 3 mountain pass after a vehicle incident resulted from the extreme weather conditions, according to DriveBC. The road was still closed as of press time. Meanwhile, the ongoing closure of the TransCanada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden will “likely” continue for the “next few days” said a Parks Canada spokesperson.

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A crane was needed to haul materials onto the third floor of the Kootenay Savings Credit Union building Wednesday as work began on an office space expansion by Rendek Developments Inc. Led by Creston-based Terrence Rendek, the company had one city bus stop closed for the morning in front of the financial institution as they lifted materials up and hauled them through an open window.

Work has started on two environmentally-geared projects at Teck Trail Operations, the No. 4 furnace project and the No. 1 acid plant. Several access roads are being prepared on the Southeast corner of Teck’s property, overlooking downtown and the Columbia River, while some vegetation is being removed for preparation of on-site construction. Excavation and demolition work began this week, and concrete removal is expected to take roughly three weeks. Work is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. to minimize noise in West Trail. “Currently, Trail processes end-oflife electronics in the No. 2 Slag Fuming Furnace and in August 2011, we celebrated processing 50,000 tonnes of e-waste since the process started in 2006,” said Catherine Adair, the community engagement co-coordinator at Teck Trail Operations. “Having a new furnace will triple the capacity we have currently.” Sulfur dioxide emissions could be reduced at Teck Trail Operations by nearly 20 per cent annually by using new technology to upgrade the No. 4 furnace project. The furnace project is estimated to demand 500,00 hours of construction labour over a two year period, resulting in roughly 200 jobs. The upgrades include construction for a new Baghouse to filter gas from the furnaces to maintain the quality of air. In addition, the No. 1 acid plant requires 300,000 hours of work to completed and will create another 150 employment opportunities. The projects are expected to be wrapping up by 2014.

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Even horses seem to get tired of the rain sometimes. Bert Filipek from Fruitvale had an unexpected visit from Jazzy, a horse owned by Carl Eddy of Smithers, at the Back Country Horsemen’s Rendezvous in 100 Mile House on Saturday.

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and engagement chair of the Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee, Maggie Stayanovich, put out the word in the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce newsletter on Friday. By Monday morning the chamber office was inundated with over one dozen calls and emails from people expressing interest in the market. “Right now the way things are going, our first market might top 20 (vendors),� she said. The benchmark for the first Trail market

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is 20 vendors — from people selling bedding plants to those selling fruit, making jewelry, making candles — but the next phase would be to expand to 40 vendors. Held on the “pier� and the wooden decking at the end of the Esplanade, the market would not interfere with traffic, and it would have the room to expand as it grows, explained Stayanovich. There are opportunities to go further down the Esplanade to Spokane Street, and then the other way into Jubilee Park,

she noted. “The opportunities are endless, and it gives our downtown businesses a huge opportunity to have increased traffic,� Stayanovich said. “Of course, we are encouraging them to participate, whether as a sidewalk sale or running a special, they are welcome to join in.� The chamber office will be providing the administration and coordination for the markets. The market begins June 15 and runs until Oct. 19 every two weeks on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Esplanade. For any questions, concerns or to reserve a spot in the market, contact Maggie Stayanovich, at 250368-3144 or email tcocm@netidiea.com.


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Two dogs deemed dangerous BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

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Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation (front row center), accepts a donation to the Digital Mammography campaign from Lower Columbia communities. Trail, Rossland, Warfield and RDKB Area B allocated a total of $17,600 through the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives & Affected Areas program to help bring Digital Mammography to KBRH. Back row left to right: Acting Mayor Robert Cacchioni, City of Trail; Director Linda Worley, RDKB Area B; Councillor Kathy Wallace, City of Rossland; and Grant Committee Chair John Merlo, Village of Warfield. Front row left to right: Rona Park, CBT Community Liaison and Gord DeRosa, CBT Board member.

Two Montrose dogs have been declared dangerous after a nasty encounter with a family on Seventh Street. The action stems from a reported attack that took place around 7 p.m. on May 30. Julie George was allegedly walking with two of her children, both under the age of 15, and two of her own dogs on leashes when two other dogs surrounded them in a “pack.” “The grey dog ran directly after my 10-year-old,” said George in a letter to the Village of Montrose addressing her concerns on May 31. “And at that point, my eldest son (14) placed himself between his brother and the grey dog which resulted in the grey dog attacking my Golden Doodle.” The George family prevented serious

‘The Subtle Body’ opens Friday at the VISAC Gallery Gallery • The VISAC Gallery presents “The Subtle Body” by Barbara Maye, her collection of work celebrating the human body. The exhibition opens Friday and Maye will be conducting an introductory drawing workshop June 2-3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gallery. The fee is $175 and the registration deadline is May 28. Regular gallery hours are Mon. to Wed, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Th-Fri, 2 - 6 p.m.. Health • On Saturday the Compassionate Friends of the Kootenays is hosting their third annual Walk To Remember and Balloon Release. Meet at Gyro Park in Trail at 10 a.m. with a walk to Sunningdale and balloon release (balloons provided). The Compassionate Friends of Canada is an international self-help support group for parents and families who have a lost a child from any cause at any age. Friends and extended families always welcome. For more info call

Joan Sheloff at Canoe and Kayak 693-2281. Club is hosting Other a paddle on the • Montrose Creston Marches Family Fun Days between the kicks off Saturday Events & Happenings in Creston Wildlife the Lower Columbia with the Antenna Center and Duck Trail hike and Lake. The trip pancake breakast at 8 a.m. is an easy 4-5 hour paddle Baseball games, good food with lots of opportunity to see to follow, and of course the the abundant bird and wildparade at 11 a.m. Kids will life along the way. For more enjoy the water park and car- information contact Michael nival games under the big McMann at 365-5647. top at Bernie McMahon Park. • The Alliance Church is The always popular East vs offering a “Meeting Place” West ball game goes at 1 p.m., every Tuesday afternoon from while Bingo in the Montrose 1-4 p.m. where adults meet Hall starts calling numbers at to visit, play games, do crafts 1:30 p.m. Be sure to get a and socialize. 3365 Laburnum ticket to the best deal in town Dr. everyone welcome. Call - the steak dinner with all the 368-9516 for more info. fixings for only $14 begins Upcoming serving at 4:30 p.m. • The Kootenay Savings • Smoke n’ Steel’s fourth Music in the Park concert seaannual Cruisin the Columbia son gets underway June 14 at car show revs its engines 7 p.m. with the Trail Maple Saturday at Gyro Park. Check Leaf Band. All concerts are at out some vintage wheels and Gyro Park. Admission to the unique rides, the event starts Trail District Arts Council serat 10 a.m. and runs to 3 p.m. ies is by donation. • On Sunday the Columbia • The acclaimed produc-

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tion of “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” opens at the Royal Theatre June 15 until June 21, with show times Friday and Saturday 7 and 9:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., and shows Sun-Thurs. at 7 p.m. • The Village of Warfield is celebrating its 60th anniversary of incorporation June 16. The Warfield community day will start with the pancake breakfast in the Community Hall from 7-11 am (served by KSCU staff). All the fun events, Community Market and entertainment will happen at Webster School from Noon - 3 p.m. ending with our Firemen’s Dinner at 5 p.m. For more information call 250368-8202. • Neigbourhood Grans to Grans is serving its Strawberry Tea at the Rossland Seniors Hall from 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 23, for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Turning the Tide on AIDS. $3 admission. To submit to the Grapevine email sports@trailtimes.ca.

injuries by escaping the attack unscathed by kicking the dogs. Julie expressed concern about how the owners of the dogs reacted when they arrived on the scene. “They did not inquire as to whether we had been bitten or injured in any way,” she said. “I was in shock by the level of aggression shown by these dogs and (was) completely blind-sighted by the attack.” Julie contacted the SPCA about the attack and declared that both dogs would be registered as dangerous. “It’s been taken care of by the SPCA,” said Mayor Joe Danchuk. Montrose has a bylaw requiring dogs to be on a leash, but the dangerous dog bylaw was repealed in 2004. According to the village’s website, there is no bylaw pertaining to dangerous dogs. In addition, the

Salmo River prone to flooding FROM PAGE 1 The slide came down in the early morning hours of June 6 as the area experienced heavy rains during spring runoff. Parks Canada spokesperson Jacolyn Daniluck told the Revelstoke Times Review the mudslide is at the East Gate Landslide Area, located near the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park. Flood conditions are a growing possiblity on rivers throughout the region, including the Salmo River. Earlier this week, a high streamflow advisory was issued for the Kootenay River, which flows into the Columbia River. “Larger river systems are still responding to the rainfall and are currently rising,” the report warned. On Tuesday afternoon, a large amount of debris and high stream flow rates prompted a 9-1-1 call to Trail Fire Rescue when it was believed someone had fallen into the river. The search was called off by Trail RCMP after searching the river for several hours with the department’s rescue boat when no sign of a person was found. Flows on Duhamel Creek 10 kilometres east of Nelson are currently cresting at 11.5 cubic metres per second, or at a 10-year flow level, while nearby Redfish Creek is cresting at 13 m3/s, or a 20-year flow level.

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village does not have a bylaw that requires differentiating fees for licensing vicious dogs. Alternatively there is a bylaw requiring all dogs in the village to be on a leash while they’re away from home. Meanwhile, Trail’s current city bylaw lumps pitbulls into the vicious dog category, and charges owners $300 to license this breed of dog. While other dogs deemed vicious or not cost $25 with a veterinarian certificate noting the animal has been neutered or $100 if it hasn’t. Warfield has a bylaw that pertains to dangerous dogs, including pitbulls, but there are no additional licensing fees listed on the village website. However, there is a note indicating that dangerous dogs must be confined indoors or in an enclosed yard at all times.

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Good Samaritans stopped their cars along a local road Tuesday and collected $1,725. The Nickolets say they then tracked down the owner and returned the money the next day. That’s when they learned local busi-

PUBLIC NOTICE In 2007 a 3,560 hecatare wildfire in the Pend d’Oreille valley occurred and caused evacuation orders and alerts to many local residents. As this year’s fire season approaches so does the risk of another wildfire, therefore it is requested that No Open Fires be in the Pend d’ Oreille area. Please respect this request and help to reduce the possibility of this area being closed to the public for the summer. In May 2012 the WKATV Club removed over 1,000kg of wooden pallets from the Pend d’ Oreille area, business owners are advised to keep wood pallets in secure areas to help reduce and stop people from collecting them for open fires. Let’s all be part of the solution in protecting our forests. This area has had security increased to watch for open fire and vandalism for the 2012 summer season and penalties/tickets will be issued to offenders. For further information on this request please email wkatvclub@gmail.com West Kootenay ATV Club

nesswoman Karen Toombs forgot she’d placed a bag full of money on the roof of her car before driving to the bank. Toombs says she offered the Nickolets a reward, but they declined the offer, accepting instead assistance for their granddaughter to attend Bible camp. The Nickolets have a history of honesty, a few years ago they returned a wallet full of cash they’d found at a local mall to the family that lost it.

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False Creek Elementary School students read a newspaper with news about a human hand delivered to their school Tuesday, before class in Vancouver on Wednesday. A human foot was also delivered to another Vancouver school Tuesday. Police said the packages were sent from Montreal and the body parts would be returned there for DNA testing. They believe they are linked to the killing and dismemberment of a Chinese university student in Montreal.

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Committee shoots down paintball in the parks THE SURREY LEADER A

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me, it’s not appropriate for a public park.” But Richmond Coun. Harold Steves and Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin voted against the motion rejecting the concept, saying they wanted staff to at least consider what areas might be appropriate and test how much revenue might come in. Steves likened paintball to the wholesome capture-the-flag game played outdoors at camps in his childhood. “The whole idea that this is wrong is just a perception about people with weapons,” he said.. “I’m not saying paintball is the right fit for our parks,” Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin said. “I don’t know. We haven’t seen the proposal.” She dismissed concerns that paintball players leaving a park

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Premier sticks with surplus estimate despite falling oil prices THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Josh Beebee, surveys damage after two tornados were reported to have touched down near Taber, Alta., on Tuesday, leaving more than half the town without power. Residents were cleaning up downed trees and minor damage to buildings on Wednesday.

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Puppy-doo stands as evidence THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO Evidence of a police officer who sniffed out a thief who found herself in doo-doo was properly admitted at the trial that convicted her of stealing a flat-screen television, Ontario’s top court ruled Wednesday. In upholding the conviction against Surriff Atkinson, the court found the officer did not seriously breach her Charter rights when he picked up her shoes in her mudroom and smelled them. Atkinson, it seems, had stepped in canine feces from an untrained puppy belonging to

the victim’s son on a darkened balcony in Kitchener, Ont., when she stole the TV from a livingroom in November 2009. “No one awoke, not even the puppy,� Justice Dave Watt wrote for the Ontario Court of Appeal. “The burglar’s only faux pas was failing to sidestep a deposit of feces left by the puppy on the balcony of the apartment, then proceeding to track the deposit into the apartment.� Hours later, after noticing doggy-doo all over the apartment, Const. Steven van Dyke went to Atkinson’s

nearby home to investigate her as a “person of interest� based on information provided by the victim. At the mudroom door, he spotted a pair of her black shoes on the floor with a “deposit� stuck to the soles and picked them up for a closer look. Van Dyke’s observations of the shoes were central to convicting Atkinson for the burglary. On appeal, her lawyer argued the officer’s evidence should have been thrown out as a breach of her Charter rights against an unreasonable search and seizure.

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City of Trail Notice to Property Owners The 2012 Property Tax Notices have been mailed. If you have not received your tax notice, please contact the Property Tax Department at (250) 364-1262. Please note that it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid even if a notice is not received. We strongly encourage you take advantage of the City of Trail’s online service options: • view your property tax information; • for those eligible, claim your Home Owner Grant; and, • pay your property taxes. Visit the City of Trail’s website at www.trail.ca --> Municipal Services option --> Online Bill Payment --> click on your desired processing icon. You must have your roll number and access code, which can be found on your 2012 Tax Notice (top right hand corner). Please note that it is a two step process if you are claiming your Home Owner Grant and paying your taxes online. For example: Step #1: To claim your grant, please click on Homeowner Grant. Carefully review the online instructions and print your authorization code once transaction is complete. Step #2: Proceed to pay your property taxes by clicking on Property Tax Payment. Again, print your authorization code once transaction is complete. Online banking is also an excellent payment option. Please check with your Financial Institution for details. Your account number is your 12- digit Roll number (do not include the period/dot or any spaces). Please allow sufficient time for electronic delivery of your payment. Outside Drop Box (non cash payments only) located adjacent to the main entrance to the City Hall at 1394 Pine Avenue, TRAIL, B.C., and available 24 hours a day. Mortgage holders should be advised that the mortgage company name and code should appear on your tax bill in the top right hand corner. If it does not, contact your mortgage company. If eligible, please ensure that you claim your Home Owner Grant by Tuesday, July 3, 2012 to avoid penalty. Taxes and Home Owner Grant applications are due and payable on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 by 4:30 p.m. Unpaid current taxes, as well as unclaimed Home Owner Grants, will be subject to a 10% penalty after tax due date. Postmarks WILL NOT be accepted as proof of payment. In recognition of the Canada Day statutory holiday, City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 2, 2012.


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Shopping local puts something in everyone’s pocket

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he issue of cross border shopping was front and centre on the weekend with the changes to the duty-free allowances for travelers to the U.S. Of course as one of the many border towns that will feel the impact of these changes the most, it was interesting to hear comments from some merchants in a recent Trail Daily Times news story. While some admitted the changes will be another hit to the bottom line of local businesses, others were confident their prices and customer loyalty will rule the day and the impact, albeit inevitable, will be minimal. So there you have it. And caught in the middle are the consumers. Who can blame any shopper for trying to get the best bargain for their hard-earned cash? After all, we’re told to cut down on our debt yet the cost of living keeps climbing faster than most wages. We’re told to save for the future but if we stop spending the economy will come to a standstill. So when it comes to dishing out our cash for

goods, the bottom line is often the determining line. While, shopping local for many goods may not have the immediate impact on our wallets we wish to see, the long-term benefits are definitely there front and centre. By supporting local businesses we not only put money back into the community but we add to the livability of our community. As bad as some people want to paint downtown Trail, imagine what it would be like if the city had no businesses – no grocery stores, department stores, pharmacies or restaurants. Is that the type of town you would want to live in? Of course not. Purchasing opportunities aside, remember that these stores are more than just consumer outlets. They are part of our social fabric. These shops help our kids get that first job, earn that extra cash and start building a resume. These stores pay taxes, which go back into our community. These businesses support charities and events that otherwise wouldn’t

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BERTRAND Times in Trail happen. Consider the last time you gave a big donation to a charity. For many, it would be tough to think of one, yet year after year those same organizations go knocking on the doors of small, local businesses, which respond more often than not. Sure some people will complain the service and selection isn’t always what they would find in Kelowna or Spokane but surely there are places in those centres that sometimes don’t even meet those lofty expectations. There are lots of excuses for shopping across the border and I’ll admit to a traditional back-to-school shopping trip south. It’s as much about time away and bonding with my daughter

as it is about bargain hunting. Nevertheless, I go out of my way to spend my money locally. And by locally I mean throughout the West Kootenay be it Rossland, Fruitvale, Castlegar or Nelson. From my point of view it only makes sense. The reality of the newspaper business is that advertising pays the bills. So I’d be an idiot if I didn’t support the businesses that help pay my wage. I try, as often as I can, to remind a business that the reason I’m shopping there is because they support my job through their advertising. So the money is actually coming full circle. Granted I can’t buy from every business that advertises in our paper but I believe any effort helps in the long run. People might argue that doesn’t always work with the large big box stores where the cash flows to some headquarters in the U.S. or back east. But on the other hand, those same stores are filled with employees from our community. People who hopefully use some of the money they’ve earned and

spend it locally to support other businesses. And the circle continues. It doesn’t take much to break that circle and certainly a change in duty exemptions will create a little crack in it. And while the federal government appears oblivious to the potential damage its rule changes might cause, once again, like many things, it falls back on the shoulders of the average citizen to save the day. Too often people say the actions of one person will make little difference in the big picture. That excuse is repeated far too often when it comes to mega issues like global warming or government reform or changing society’s views. In the case of shopping local it couldn’t be further from the truth. For every dollar that stays locally, it’s another brick in the business community’s foundation. And it’s that foundation that helps us build our homes in such a beautiful part of the world. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Daily Times


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LETTERS & OPINION

Why did they do it?

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hat if China, deter them; they have already flush with its new tried being free and poor, and wealth, opened some of them would be willits doors to mass ing to trade. immigration? It would make They would all come, and sense from an economic and China would be transformed. social point of view, because In fifty or sixty years it would its one-child-per-family policy be one of the world’s most has produced a young genera- diverse societies. tion far smaller than the one Almost all the new immithat now does most of the grants would learn to speak work. China’s population is some Chinese, of course, but “ageing� (i.e. its average age their children would be fluis going up) faster than any ent in the language. Indeed, other country in they would history, and it think of could certainly themselves do with some as Chinese, more young even though people. their skins If it had an were white, immigration b r o w n policy like that or black of the United and their States, it could religions fill all the gapMuslim, ing holes in the Christian, workforce that Buddhist or will open up Hindu. World Affairs when the present S o m e adult generation tens of milretires, and there would be lions of them would already enough people working and have intermarried with ethnic paying taxes to support that Chinese, if only because there older generation in its “golden are tens of millions of young years�. Otherwise, there will Chinese men who will otherbe barely one worker for each wise remain unmarried. (The retiree, and their post-retire- Chinese have been killing too ment years will be far from many of their baby girls.) And golden. everybody would live more or So let’s suppose China less happily ever after. opens the gates. (Stay with I know. It’s never going to me on this.) The immigrants happen, because the Chinese would come, from all over the would never let it happen. But world. that’s precisely the point. The Probably most would be Americans have let it happen. from south and south-east Why? Asia (India, Pakistan, Burma, I’m not saying it is a bad Indonesia, the Philippines), thing. Personally, I like it. But but plenty of Russians would it is an extraordinary thing. come too. So would Arabs Sixty years ago the United from the slums of Cairo, and States was a country whose Congolese from the slums of population was overwhelmKinshasa, and Mexicans flee- ingly of white European ing the bloody war on drugs. descent. There would be young The only really big minority Europeans coming too, flee- was the black and mixed-race ing the 25-to-50 percent youth descendants of African slaves, unemployment rates of Spain, who accounted for about oneItaly and Greece. eighth of the population. And Some Americans would also then the United States opened come, like former automobile the gates very wide. workers from Rust-Belt states Last month the US Census hoping that their skills would Bureau revealed that nonfind employment in what is white births in the country narnow the world’s biggest car- rowly exceeded the number of maker. births to white Americans for China’s politics wouldn’t the first time. There are some

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curious kinks in the statistics, such as the fact that Spanishspeaking whites are not counted as white, but the message is clear: the next adult generation in the United States will not be majority white. So why did the last two generations of Americans, who were still mostly of European descent, let it happen? Did they welcome and encourage it, as a good thing for the country’s future? Or were they just asleep at the wheel? Some Americans certainly did encourage it, arguing that turning the United States into a microcosm of the whole world was fulfilling its destiny, and that the sheer diversity of its future population would give it a huge competitive advantage in the world. But there were not many people who made that argument, and there is actually little evidence to show that ethnic diversity makes a country more competitive. Nor did this immense change happen while the old white population was just not paying attention. There were debates about immigration policy all the time, there was plenty of information about where the current immigration policy was leading, and Americans simply let it happen. One explanation that sounds plausible is that it was about fairness. As descendants of immigrants themselves, they felt that they could not deny others the same opportunities. Many older white Americans were clearly uneasy about the new social reality that was springing up around them, but most of them remained true to their ideals and never mobilised to stop it. Maybe the last two generations of Americans were a lot less racist than many people – including many Americans – thought. Or perhaps they were all silently aware that only five hundred years ago, none of the births in North America were white. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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OBITUARIES PETERSEN, SARAH KRISTEN — our sweet little girl, passed away suddenly on June 3, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, at 21 years of age. She was born on March 17, 1991 in Nelson, BC. Sarah grew up in Salmo, BC and graduated in 2009. She was living and working in Calgary, enjoying life and all it had to offer while making many new friends along the way. She was truly beautiful on the inside and out; happy, friendly, caring, positive and most of all kind. You could often find her laughing and lightening everyone’s day with a beautiful smile on her face. Friends will remember her as a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. She will be forever missed. Sarah is survived by her father Glen; her mother Tracy (Kirk); her sister Valene, who she genuinely admired; and her brother Collin, who she loved dearly. She also leaves behind her Grandpa Brown and several loving aunties, uncles, cousins and an abundance of friends. She will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew her and loved her. “If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile the whole evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.” Please join us for a celebration of Sarah’s life on June 10, 2012 between 1:00 & 4:00 at her Grandpa Brown’s (1116 Glendale Avenue, Salmo, BC).

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Russian hockey star dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW - Vladimir Krutov, one of the Soviet Union’s all-time great ice hockey players and part of the national team’s formidable KLM Line, has died. He was 52. The Russian Hockey Federation said Krutov died Wednesday. It did not give a cause of death, but the ITAR-Tass news agency said he had been taken to a hospital several days earlier for stomach bleeding. “Volodya was such a dependable and steadfast man that I would have gone anywhere with him - to war, to espionage, into peril. There are fewer and fewer guys like him in every generation of hockey players,” federation president and former Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretyak told the Sport-Express newspaper. Born in Moscow, Krutov gathered attention for his play with a local factory team Meteor and was then invited to the hockey school of the CSKA Moscow club. Krutov and his CSKA teammates Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov formed one of the most potent scoring lines that hockey has ever seen, and led the Soviet team to gold in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He was one of the first Soviet players to play in the NHL, but spent only one undistinguished season with the Vancouver Canucks.

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Scientist speaks to spellbound audience Award-winning environmentalist visits Invermere BY STEVEN JESSEL Invermere Valley Echo

the fate of all humanity on earth.” Suzuki touched on a wide range of subjects, delving deep into the annals of human history to add context to much of his presentation. The ever-growing human population was a sticking point, as he explained the growth and overall ecological impact of our species

any point to saying it’s too late, we’re going to fight to the end anyway to make this a better world regardless of if it’s too late,” Suzuki said. The problem, Suzuki explained, is that we have reached a point in our society where we elevate the economy above the very things that keep us alive.

da,” he said. “I speak to you, truth that comes from my heart — you know that I don’t have to run after fame, money, or power. I now speak as a grandparent, and that is my agenda — is the future that I leave when I pass on, for my grandchildren.” Suzuki said he wanted us to shift our focus from a sys-

Invermere was abuzz with the arrival of award-winning scientist, environmentalist, broadcaster and author David Suzuki, but during his presentation at the Invermere Community Centre on Friday, the audience was so silent and attentive that you could have heard a pin drop while he was speaking. The Wildsightsponsored evening gave those who attended a very personal look at what kind of man Suzuki is, a man who is truly passionate about the cause he supports. At times playful and witty, Suzuki showed a wide range of emotions during his hour and a half presentation and, at one point, was nearly in tears as he described PHOTO BY STEVE JESSEL/THE ECHO what was important to Canadian icon David Suzuki speaks passionately to the sold-out crowd at him in his life, as taught the Invermere Community Hall on Friday on the future of the economy by his father. He came and the weaknesses of the current economic system. off as determined, and at times vulnerable, but is unprecedented in the As economy and tem that places equal overall as an incred- history of our planet. ecology derive from or greater emphasis ibly inspiring model “We have become a the same root word — on society and econfor what many people new kind of force on the ecos, Greek for dwell- omy as opposed to the aspire to achieve in planet,” Suzuki said. ing — he feels that all environment, because their own lives. “There has never been economic principles or the environment is so His message was a single species of plant developments should much bigger than those simple. The fight that he or animal able to alter adhere to ecological two other aspects of wages, and has waged the biological, physical principles. Air, water our lives. for so many years, isn’t and chemical proper- and food are the very “Environmentalism about corporations ver- ties of the planet as we things that keep us isn’t a speciality or a sus the environment, or are doing now... we are alive, and yet so many discipline, it’s a way him against the govern- altering the planet on a governments world- of seeing the world,” ment. The message was geological scale.” wide, including our Suzuki said. “Follow about the very survival Urgency was some- own, do not enact poli- your heart, because we of the human species. thing Suzuki tried cies that are ecologic- need everyone to see “I feel that these to impart as well. He ally sustainable. The the world differently. are truly remarkable quoted colleagues urgency, he said, comes We need everyone to times,” Suzuki told who felt it was simply from the need each of be an environmentalthe assembled crowd too late for humanity, us should feel to pro- ist.” of roughly 500. “We who have said we had vide a better world for Before the audiare at a moment when passed too many “tip- our children. ence had a chance to decisions that are made ping points” to be able “I can assure you at ask questions, Suzuki or ignored are going to to change course now. this point in my life, I shared one final story determine, I believe, “I don’t think there’s have no hidden agen- that was especially dear

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - A little dog with a big mission and a pack of celebrity sidekicks has lost her battle with cancer. Lucky Diamond died Tuesday, in her dog bed at her New York City home. The rescued Maltese was about 15 years old, according to her

owner, Wendy Diamond. Diamond dedicated her life to animal welfare after adopting Lucky in 1999. The sweet-but-spunky canine patiently starred in photo ops with celebrities ranging from Kristen Stewart of “Twilight” fame to hip-hop star Snoop Dogg and actress

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Actresses Betty White, left and Wendy Diamond hold “Lucky Diamond.”

Betty White, who is herself an animal-welfare advocate. In November, the Guinness Book of World Records announced that Lucky was “the animal photographed with the most famous people.” Her total at the time was 363, including Kim Kardashian,

to him. When his father was dying of cancer, Suzuki moved into his home to take care of him, and said that time with him taught him the greatest lesson of all. “In the time we spent together, he kept saying ‘David, I die a rich man.’ He never once said, ‘Do you remember that big house we owned in London, Ontario, or that car I bought in 1987, or the closet full of fancy clothes... ‘ That’s just stuff. All we talked about was family, friends, and neighbours, and the things we did together. For my father, that was his wealth, that’s what gave his life meaning,” Suzuki said, his voice cracking with emotion. “Happiness, that’s what life is about. It’s not about running after all this stuff, and we’ve forgotten that.” Catching up with audience members once the presentation was concluded, it was easy to tell that Suzuki had made quite an impression. “I’m really inspired that David is willing to talk as an elder, not looking for any fundraising or donations, but openly honest, and that’s what we need,” said Sadie Parr, who drove from Golden to see Suzuki’s presentation. “I thought it was inspiring,” echoed Dave Atkinson, of Invermere. “To hear a speech like that about something that concerns all of us, coming from someone as knowledgeable as Dr. Suzuki and with as much passion as he has about it... it brought it down to a very human level.”

Richard Branson “and many more,” Guinness confirmed Tuesday. Lucky also was involved in widespread charity work. Among other things, her fuzzy, doe-eyed lovability resulted in funds and awareness for the Humane Society of New York.

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LIFESTYLES Facebook explores allowing preteens on site with supervision THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Father Matthieu Gombo Yange OfmCap, the pastor of the Trail Catholic Community, releases one of two doves during the open air mass on May 27.

Open air mass highlights Feast of Pentecost TRAIL – On May 27, the Trail Catholic Community celebrated with excitement, the Feast of Pentecost by having an Open Air Mass and Family Picnic and Barbecue at St. Michael’s School. The word “Pentecost� means “the 50th (day�). Pentecost is a Feast of the universal Church which commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles in the Cenacle (Upper Room), fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ. In fact, for the Jews, Pentecost is the harvest festival, or Festival of Weeks or again Festival of Reaping and Day of the First Fruits and according to Jewish tradition, Pentecost was a prominent feast in the calendar of Ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai, and also later in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Twelve Apostles around Mary and other followers of Christ. For this reason, Pentecost is described as the “Birthday of the Church.� Indeed, there are similarities between the Christian and Jewish Pentecost, as an outpouring of the

Spirit or the giving of the Law in seventy languages. Thus, many consider the events of each historical Pentecost to be the birthday of each religion respectively. The members of the Trail Catholic Community decided that they would really make this day a big celebration. So with a lot of hard work, many volunteers and the weather on their side, this day turned out to be a day to remember. The day began with a beautiful outdoor mass which had people come from Rossland, Trail, Fruitvale, Salmo, Nelson and Kelowna. Father Matthieu Gombo Yange OfmCap (Order of Friars Minor Capuchin), the pastor of the Trail Catholic

Community and Father Vittorio Boria OfmCap concelebrated the mass. Father Vittorio who was here visiting our community from Toronto, gave the Homily. The highlight of the mass was when Father Matthieu released two white doves into the air. That is a memory that none of us will ever forget. Let us remember that doves or flames are often used as the symbols of the Holy Spirit, and doves especially are symbols of Peace. When the mass ended kids and adults enjoyed games and activities such as a boxing ring, bouncy castle, tug of war, bocce, and much more. The Trail Queen candidates came out

and helped with the days activities by doing face painting and assisting with other games. For supper we were treated to a wonderful barbecue dinner cooked by the Trail Knights of Columbus. We enjoyed steaks, hamburgers and hotdogs plus many other goodies to go along with the main course. After dinner we enjoyed listening to three local Catholic choirs; Sacred Heart Choir from Rossland, St. Anthony’s and OLPH choirs from Trail. The day, afternoon and evening events were such a wonderful way to celebrate the magnificent Feast of Pentecost Sunday. Marianne Hubbard Trail Catholic Community

NEW YORK - Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age. The company is now testing ways to allow those kids to participate without needing to lie. This would likely be under parental supervision, such as by connecting children’s accounts to their parents’ accounts. Like many other online services, Facebook prohibits kids under 13 because federal law requires companies to obtain parental consent if they want to collect information about those children. Such information collection is central to Facebook. Every photo or status update a kid posts on Facebook could count as information collection. Many companies consider the parental-consent requirement too burdensome, so they simply ban all children under 13 instead. But that ban is difficult to enforce. In many cases, parents themselves help children skirt it by setting up profiles for them and lying about

their ages. There are an estimated 7.5 million kids under 13 on Facebook, out of more than 900 million users worldwide. In a statement, Facebook noted that many recent reports have highlighted “just how difficult it is to enforce age restrictions on the Internet, especially when parents want their children to access online content and services.� “We are in continuous dialogue with stakeholders, regulators and other policymakers about how best to help parents keep their kids safe in an evolving online environment,� the company said. Relaxing the ban on younger children could be a long way off, or never get implemented, as happens with many features that Facebook tests. The report comes just two weeks after Facebook began trading stock as a public company. To James Steyer, the CEO of the non-profit Common Sense Media, Facebook’s discussions on permitting young kids to join is about expanding its audience - and profits.

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du Toit, capped off by a first-place finish in the MJT Morgan Creek tournament that earned him an exemption into the world junior held in San Diego in July. He then placed second at the CN Pacific junior golf tournament, which won him a pass into the Canadian Juniors in Nova Scotia. McKay was the West Kootenay local junior circuit medalist last week at Redstone and he finished the Johnny Bucyk 19 shots ahead of Nolan Renwick from Nelson, who finished second in the U-14 division. McKay’s 75 Saturday was the second best round of the day, a remarkable score considering it was his second 18 of the day and scored in very wet and windy conditions. Finishing second in the 15 - 18 year division was Joel Tremendue from Cranbrook who finished nine shots back of du Toit. Scott Merriam also from Cranbrook took third. Ethan Paton from Salmo tied for second with Renwick in the U-14 group. The top three finishers in each age division earned exemptions into the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship and the Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship. Both events will be held later in July in Ontario.

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If the Trail Stingrays swim team’s first meet of the season with new head coach Samme Beatson is any indication of things to come, the swim team is in for a very successful year. The Stingrays topped all other teams including an upstart Revelstoke Aquaducks swim team that invaded the West Kootenay determined to take home top spot. But the Rays prevailed amassing 816 points over the two-day meet, while the Aquaducks took second with 675 and Castlegar third with 349. “We had an amazing meet this weekend,” said Beatson. “We had lots of aggregate medals as well. The team achieved countless best times, including many individuals who set best times in the 50 freestyle race on Saturday and bettered them still in the freestyle relays on Sunday.” It was a great start to the swim season for the Rays, even first-time meet goers like Amie, Kiri and Tayne Steven, Logan Blair, T. J. Worsley, and Elijah Grebe preformed courageously, said Beatson. “I am incredibly proud of the team’s performance, and I can’t wait to see even more improvement over the season.” Next up is the Grand Forks meet this weekend followed by the Trail Stingrays Swim Meet hitting the pool June 16-17 at the Trail Aquatic Centre. Results: Dylan Kormendy placed first overall for Division 1 boys, while Ian Markus was runner up in Div. 2 boys. Eden Kormendy took top spot overall and Kayla Fraser placed third in Div. 3 girls and Diego Greenwood placed first and Josh Ballarin second for Div 3 boys, In Div. 4 girls, Tess Markus came second, while Sharman Thomas placed third for Div. 4 boys. Jennifer Chung took the Div. 5 girls aggregate and Madison Green placed second. Martin Gonzalez raced to second in Div. 5 boys, Megan Robertson placed second in Div. 6 girls, as Eric Gonzalez claimed first overall in Div. 6 boys and Timothy Chung third.

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Fielding help BY TIMES STAFF With the help of volunteers, Trail Minor Baseball has almost completed work on Andy Bilesky Park, and organizers are now scouring the area for volunteers to staff a number of different venues for the Little League B.C. Provincials July 20-28. Volunteers are needed in every aspect of the tournament, from grooming the infield to announcing the game. “Our host committee has been organizing this event since last summer,” said co-chair of the organizing committee Shannon Morris Ballarin. “We are now able to focus our attentions on the actual tournament and are in need of volunteers for tournament week.” After leveling the playing field, putting up new fencing, building new dugouts and umpire digs, a small but committed group of volunteers finished laying sod in the infield and are just putting the finishing touches to the park. As a result, organizers are now seeking volunteers for the concession, 50/50 draws, grounds crew, host-info booth, scorekeepers, score clock, game announcers, and Pointstreak updaters. Anyone interested in volunteering for a slot or two can email Heather Johnston at h2johnston@shaw.ca or go to the Trail Minor Baseball website www.traillittleleague.ca under the “2012 Provincials” tab.


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Fishing Report The West Kootenay Fishing Report is a supplement, now appearing the first Thursday of the month, intended to inform and help locals and visitors enjoy the wonderful natural resource available to us all. Send a hot tip, photo, or report to sports@trailtimes.ca. Kootenay Lake The Bill King derby was held over the may long weekend with the winner Bill Sawatsky winning just over $3,000 for his 34.25- inch (18-pounds four-ounces) rainbow. In second was Shane Cook winning almost $2,000 for his 33-inch (18-pound two-ounce) fish and third went to Steve Sims 32 7/8 inches (16-pound six-ounce) Congratulations guys and thank you to all entrants. Conditions: At present water temp is around 52 degrees, prime bucktailing water, but the water is up due to all the rain and runoff. Technique: Troll around three to four miles per hour. With the high water, the main problem will be keeping the floaters off your lures so using plugs, apexes, Brownies weighted-skull flies or even a splitshot weight may be the answer. Lures and Flies: Black still Bill Sawatsky took home the grand seems to be the trigger color ever prize for the Bill King Derby over the since the black ant hatch. Again May long weekend with this 34.25the Lyman #16 (of which no one inch monster Gerrard rainbow. has any) Tomic black/grey, black/ white, The Skull 215, 214,or 228, Splitshots 215, black racoon, Russ’s favorite, caveman or hillbilly. Gerrard spawning return in Lardeau River: This year, B.C. Fisheries started recording fish on Apr. 17 and the spawn peaked on May 7, recording 1039 spawning Gerrard rainbows on that day. A definite improvement compared to last year’s peak at 995 and the year before at 604. The Kootenay Lake fishing report is provided courtesy of Randy Zelonka owner of Gill and Gift in Balfour. Area Lakes: Fishing on the small lakes has been excellent. Good lakes in the area include Summitt and Box lakes, Rosebud lake, Erie and Champion lakes, Nancy Green lake, Wilgress and Jewel lakes are all great to fish. All lakes are stocked most every year with various trout species. Fly patterns: The spring thaw is over and fish are into their respective feeding cycles. Chronomid patterns on all the lakes have been very good. Chronomids then leeches will be the first and best flies pulled out of your flybox. With new growth on the lake bottoms damsels, dragon flies, sedge or caddis will all be good choices for fishing. Technique: Fish the chronomid with a floating line and long enough leader to reach the bottom of shoal or lake - eight to 15 feet. Place a strike indicator on the leader then add tippet to the desired length to reach bottom. If fishing deep, I like to add a swivel or small split shot about 15 to 18 inches above the fly. This helps sink the fly right to the depth needed, usually a foot above the bottom. The indicator goes under when the fish has taken the fly and gives you the heads up to set the hook. Fly of the Week: Chironomid fly Hook- 2487 TMC or 2457 Tiemco Size - 12, 14, or 16 Bead - white to match size of hook Thread- UTC 140 black Tail - two strands crystal flash Body - utc black thread Rib - silver wire Wing pad- thorax, orange holo flash a bou Finish- coat fly with two coats ‘gloss coat, fly head cement Columbia River: It’s been an interesting year to date for the Columbia. Conditions: High water has moved the fish around and produced interesting hatches. The Slocan River is high and dirty, filling the Kootenay and Columbia with debris so will have to wait a few days to clear. Hatches and Fly patterns: The cicada and ant hatch came and went with small hatches this year. The mayflies are always present. Pale morning and pale evening hatches, (the little yellow ones) are starting to become more present. When I see splashy rises I relate this to fish feeding on the mayflies. We have seen caddis activity for a good month and a half with some major hatches happening the last week in May. Technique: During the day fish a caddis pupa then, if still out in the evening, when fish are feeding aggressively, put on a dry caddis and entice a take on the surface. If fishing the pupa early in the day/evening be ready for aggressive takes, the fish will be hungry and super hot this time of year. Hang on to your rod and carry lots of backing, some of these fish will peel out a good hundred yards in no time. Till next time, tight lines. Area lakes and Columbia River report are provided by avid fly angler and fly-tier Rod Zavaduk of Castlegar Sports & Fly shop.

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Edmonton has the first overall pick in the NHL draft later this month for the third straight year. They made Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall the No. 1 selection in the previous two drafts. Tambellini also says he’s fielded some “soft calls� from teams interested in the No. 1 draft pick. However, the Edmonton Oilers general manager says it will take a significant offer for him to deal away the selection before the draft in Pittsburgh later this month.

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As part of the City of Grand Forks’ fiveyear financial plan, residential properties may soon see universal water metering. The city’s universal water metering program for industrial, commercial and institutional uses has already been completed. Over the past several years, the city has completed the water conservation plan, the water system audit and demand management plan, the drought management and conservation plan. The results of the studies support the recommendation of implementing a universal water metering program to reduce water

consumption. Lynne Burch, the city’s chief administrative officer, noted that the universal water metering program began over 10 years ago. “We started with the industrial businesses and went from there,” she said. “As new apartment buildings were built, those were included so all that’s left is the residential homes.” The reduction in water consumption would also result in a decreased volume of sewage requiring treatment. With the reduced sewage generation, this would enable the city to delay future upgrades to the sewage

treatment plant. This will also decrease treatment costs for both water produced and sewage treated. The sewage system was installed in the 1970s and there haven’t been any big upgrades since then. “We’re talking about big time dollars for that, so it’s not done often,” Burch explained. According to the application to request funds, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities delivers federal gas tax funding in the province and city staff proposes that the city apply for General Strategic Priorities Fund funding of $1,216,800. This funding is 100 per cent of the total

estimated cost for the universal residential water metering program, which means the city would not have to pay for the program, explained Burch. “The city will not have to pay for anything,” she said. “But we can’t start until we hear back about the funding and I’m not sure when we will hear back about it.” Currently, the City of Grand Forks pumps water to a reservoir located to the east of the city. The electricity costs associated with pumping, as well as the wear on the pumps would be reduced if water demands could be reduced up to 25 per cent.

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The North Star Rails To Trails (R2T) became part of the longest, grandest recreational trail network in the world, at a special ceremony held Saturday at the Wycliffe rail bridge - the approximate halfway mark between Cranbrook and Kimberley. A crowd - most of which had bicycled from the two towns - gathered above St. Mary River to hear various dignitaries mark the occasion with a few words, and to witness the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and a sign announcing that R2T was now part of the sumptuous Trans Canada Trail. Saturday happened to be International Trails Day, and the theme of the event, appropriately enough, was “Connecting Communities.” John Mandryk, member of the North Star Rails to Trails Advisory Committee, served as Master of Ceremonies. Al Skucas, member of the Rails to Trails advisory committee, intro-

duced Deborah Apps of Calgary, President and CEO of the Trans Canada Trail, to formally incorporate R2T into the Trans Canada Trail. The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. When fully connected, the Trail will stretch 22,500 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans. “The theme of ‘Connecting Communities’ is so important,” Apps said, “not just for Cranbrook and Kimberley but for (the Trans Canada Trail) project. Our mission is to connect Canadians from coast to coast.” Apps said at that very moment, similar celebrations were underway all over Canada. “When you look at what you’ve accomplished, you can understand what we’re trying to do in 1,000 communities across our country.” Apps spoke of the TCT as an allegory - “It shows how we’re really connected as Canadians.” She added that the R2T was a “gem, and the Trans Canada Trail was a necklace.”

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Unhappiness is no reason to ignore wedding vows Dear Annie: I am 58 and have been married to “Hank” for 24 years. I have two children from a previous marriage, and Hank and I have a 21-year-old son together. I’ve tried everything to be a good wife, but Hank never has been affectionate, and our sex life is nonexistent. Several years ago, I learned that he has cheated on me for most of our marriage. My older son caught him the first time, and I made Hank move out. We went to counseling, and I let him come back home, although I believe the only reason he returned was because of our son. Recently, I received calls telling me Hank was cheating again, but he denied it. I finally hired a private investigator, who confirmed that Hank was having an affair. I told him to leave her alone and thought that would end it, but it didn’t. I discovered he has been seeing

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to ignore his wedding vows. It does not. But you are also unhappy, twisting yourself into knots, trying to make Hank a faithful, loving husband. It isn’t working. Get some counseling. Find out what it’s worth to you to keep your marriage intact and what your next step should be. Dear Annie: My daughter and son-inlaw had a little celebration for my grandson’s first birthday. The baby gets fussy in big crowds, and their house is small, so they decided to invite only the grandparents. Several days after the party, I received an angry email from a niece stating, “How nice it would have been to actually have been invited to the party.” She copied all of my relatives. I responded, explaining why the guest list was so small, and chastised her for complaining in front of the entire family. Then her mother (my husband’s sister) sent an

email chewing me out, saying she and her husband were hurt because they weren’t invited, either, and accused me of “attacking” my niece. My brother-inlaw sent my daughter a text message saying the same thing. I apologized to my niece for chastising her, but I was thoroughly annoyed. I don’t think my daughter and sonin-law did anything wrong by keeping the party small. I feel these relatives were very rude. How could we have handled this situation better? -- Fed Up in Cornwall, Pa. Dear Fed Up: Your daughter did nothing wrong. Your niece and her parents are thinskinned and hypersensitive. You could have replied, “We’re so sorry you felt slighted. It was not intentional. Only grandparents were invited.” Then ignore them. Dear Annie: “Bob” was unhappy that his stepchildren don’t call

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Friday, June 8, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) What a difference a day makes! Relations with family members are particularly sweet and affectionate today. In some fashion, you hope to achieve your dreams. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Today you might spend a lot of time daydreaming or woolgathering. No worries, it’s just one of those days where your mind keeps drifting off. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a poor day for important financial decisions because your mind is elsewhere. In addition, you might not have all the facts, or your facts might be incorrect. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You feel inspired and full of imaginative ideas today. Talk to others about your feelings, and be there to listen to someone who might

need it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might be able to perform an important service for someone today and not even know it. Someone might need you to listen or give a genuine response. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A confidential discussion with a friend could be very beneficial to either one of you -- or both. Your efforts with a charitable group might help someone in need. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Use your influence with someone in power if you can, to make things easier for someone else who is down on his or her luck. After all, what goes around comes around. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your appreciation of beauty is heightened today, which is why you will enjoy visiting beautiful places. Parks,

museums, art galleries and university campuses might stir your soul. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you have to share something with someone today, you probably will be generous because you feel sympathetic. This is a good thing. After all, we’re all in this big soup together. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Discussions with partners

and close friends will be sympathetic, genuine and caring today. You might be surprised at how willing someone else is to divulge his or her personal feelings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might be inspired to help a co-worker or someone in need today. This is a good thing. It’s good to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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F/T, P/T Tractor Only. Owner Operators needed for Line Haul Contract starting July 1, 2012. Servicing East and West Kootenays. Year round work, Pd GPS mileage rate, + fuel,+ drops. FMI contact Ken at 250-417-2988 or email resume ken@lsmclellantrucking.com

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Personals ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543

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Apply at in person with resume to Benedict’s Steakhouse 3 Scho¿eld Highway, Trail 250-368-3360 An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/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. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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The Youth Community Development Centre in Trail, B.C. has an opening for a

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

The successful applicant will have experience working with youth. This positions focus is on Youth and Community engagement, program development and implementation. A strong knowledge of the Greater Trail area and established community connections would be an asset. This is a 20-hour a week position. Please submit your resume including references to cindy16@telus.net The closing date is June 12th, 2012.

City of Trail - Job PosƟng

PURCHASING/MECHANICAL SUPERINTENDENT The City of Trail is recruiƟng for the permanent posiƟon of Purchasing/Mechanical Superintendent.

Bookkeeper/Legal Assistant at Trail Office Responsible for the full cycle of bookkeeping with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. Bookkeeping experience with Simply Accounting and PC Law program an asset. Strong communication skills, written and oral. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work with a team and under little supervision.

Detailed informaƟon about this employment opportunity is available on the City’s website at www.trail.ca/employment.php or by request to Sandy Lucchini at (250) 364-0809. ApplicaƟons will be received unƟl Friday, June 22, 2012. The City of Trail thanks all applicants for their interest and will only reply to those selected for an interview. ! !



Receptionist/Legal Assistant at Castlegar Office Opportunity for someone who enjoys and excels in dealing with the public. Proficient computer skills in Word and Outlook. Willing to learn new skills, able to work with a team and take on many concurrent tasks with minimal supervision. Submit resume to Thompson, LeRose & Brown, 200 – 999 Farwell Street, Trail, BC, V1R 3V1 Attention: Bruce LeRose, Q.C.

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Transportation

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Auto Financing

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Cars - Domestic

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1965 MUSTANG F/B, restoration nearly complete, needs finishing. $20,000. Phone Carmen after 7pm. 250-368-5567

1984 19FT Travelaire 5th wheel, good condition $2500 OBO 250.367.0074 2008 Jayco 1006 tent trailer, sleeps 7-8, hot water, outdoor shower, 3way fridge, stove furnace, heated beds, excel cond. $7000 250-364-2664

Yorkie X puppies from $400 1 Chihuahua girl $600 obo 3 yr old female Yorkie enquire 250.442.2604

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Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

Merchandise for Sale

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Motorcycles

Small ads, BIG deals!

2007 BMW K1200GT 27,000KM Mint condition, many extras 250.368.8975

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent COTTONWOOD CREEK INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY LIVING: Two bedroom apartments available immediately. Bright, spacious, and clean apts. on a 1 acre setting. Beautiful community gardens, green space with Cottonwood Creek as your soundscape. Pets considered. Laundry on site. On bus route or a short 10 min. walk from Nelson. cccpropertymanagement@gmail.com or 778 9620500 $900 + utilities with hardwood floors (2 bdrm) $850 + utilities (2bdrm) E.Trail 1bd, f/s, 250-368-3239 E. Trail 1bdrm $575/mo heat, hot water, cable included 250362-3316 Rossland. 3 bdrm, clean, quiet, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. 250.362.9473. ROSSLAND, bach. apt. Golden City Manor. Over 55. N/S. N/P. Subsidized. 250-3623385, 250-362-5030. SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. 1bth. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. Jul.1st. 250-368-3055 WARFIELD, 2BD. condo. $650./mo. plus utilities. F/S, coin-op laundry. 250-362-5970

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Dream custom kitchen with laundry, ceramic Áoor & cut rock back splash. Spacious 5 bdrm, 3 bath home all on 2.79 acres.

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Perfect for the entertainer. Huge dining room, huge covered wrap around deck. Everything has been done!

$239,900

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$497,900 Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26

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

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2014 Eighth Ave. Trail (Shaver’s Bench)

$259,900

Brand new custom design. 3 bed, 3 bath home. HST included!

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

$379,900

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No stairs, no problem! Close to Gyro Park, rancher w/ off-street parking. Nice yard. Awesome for the retiree.

$144,900

Do you want a house that is spotless and well cared for? This is the one. In this price range, you need to see it!

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Saturday, June 9 11:00am - 1:00pm

Come check out this great 4 bedroom house that’s on 4.5 acres.

14 Davis Ave Fruitvale

3401 Aster Dr. Glenmerry

As soon as you see this home, you’ll fall in love with the country charm.

This 4 bdrm, 2 bath home is perfect for your family & only 2 blocks to school.

$279,000

Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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REGIONAL INVERMERE

BY STEVEN JESSEL

Judge keeps cull fight alive

Invermere Valley Echo

Members of the Invermere Deer Protection Society (IDPS) have won a major court battle against the District of Invermere (DOI) in the latest chapter of the Invermere deer cull saga. The DOI had made an application to dismiss the civil lawsuit filed against the district in February for

its deer protection bylaw permitting a cull and to recover legal costs from the IDPS; however, on May 29, a Supreme Court of British Columbia judge ruled in favour of the IDPS, meaning they are free to continue with their suit to challenge the DOI Urban Deer Management Program. The district had unsuccessfully argued the lawsuit was now a

moot issue as the deer cull permit had already expired, but the judge agreed with the point made by the IDPS that the 2011 council decision to reduce Invermere urban deer numbers to 50 carried implications well into 2014. “The district is saying that there’s no point in continuing the lawsuit because the cull is over and the permit is expired, but there’s noth-

ing stopping them from killing deer in 2013,” IDPS president Devin Kazakoff told The Valley Echo. IDPS lawyer Rebeka Breder feels this case could set exactly that precedent, and believes it could have Canada-wide implications if the court’s verdict is in their favour when the case is finally heard, likely in the fall or potentially sometime next year.

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be changed or cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. **Until July 3, 2012, lease a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4X4 3.7L and get 4.99% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 36 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $38,999 at 4.99% LAPR for up to 36 months with $2,550 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $349, total lease obligation is $15,114 and optional buyout is $15,990. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $8,500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600, but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 60,000 km over 36 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. †††Until July 3, 2012, Security Deposit payment is waived on a lease (Red Carpet leases, on approved credit from Ford Credit) of a new 2012 or 2013 model (excluding Shelby GT 500, Boss 302, Boss 302 Laguna Seca, E-Series, Transit Connect Electric, F-150 Raptor, F-Series Chassis Cabs, Medium trucks). Security Deposit may be required by Ford Credit based on customer credit terms and conditions. †Until July 3, 2012, receive $8,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L (all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded). This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 F-150 4X4 3.7L V6: [13.4L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.7L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.


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Thursday, June 7, 2012 Trail Daily Times

REGIONAL CRESTON

Columbia Brewery wins environmental award BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Creston Valley Advance

Columbia Brewery environmental health and safety manager Tanya Ducharme flew to Whistler last week and didn’t come home empty-handed. In her carry-on bag was a prestigious Recycling Council of BC 2012 RCBC Environmental Award in the private sector category. “This award is the acknowledgement of a complete team effort at our brewery,� she said on Monday. “The buyin to our environmental initiatives by our employees has been amazing.� The award is another feather in the cap of a

Labatt brewery with a long history in Creston. “Winning this RCBC award demonstrates the commitment and dedication that the Columbia Brewery employees have to sustainability,� Ducharme said. “We’re proud to be acknowledged for improving our business and reducing its impact on the beautiful Kootenay mountain region in which we live and work.� A tradition of “continuous improvement, sustainability and environmental stewardship� that goes back more than 40 years has contributed to the brewery’s success, she said.

Since launching Labatt’s Better World initiative in 2007, Columbia Brewery has slashed water consumption by 20 per cent, cut fuel usage by 16.9 per cent and reduced electricity use by 7.1 per cent, while recycling 99.4 per cent of waste and byproducts. Other notable Labatt achievements included starting the practice of recycling spent ingredients as animal feed in 1957, introducing Canada’s first scrap metal aluminum recycling system in 1981 and adopting the industrywide reusable glass bottle in 1984. “It’s very encouraging to see private

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Columbia Brewery staff with their Recycling Council of BC Environmental Award. sector firms like Labatt and its Creston brewery committing to sustainable initiatives that take the environmental, economic and social

impact into account,� said RCBC CEO Brock Macdonald. Ducharme said the Creston brewery’s results are also due in

part to the Voyager Plant Optimi-zation program as well as Labatt’s innovation program which develops and implements employ-

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Trail Daily Times, June 07, 2012  

June 07, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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