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Castlegar pitch for WestJet service gets regional support Trail council remains silent on issue BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

With a Greater Trail bid for WestJet affections now in the land of broken hearts, two local municipal councils are backing a Castlegar attempt this week to woo the national airline to the West Kootenay. Councils in Fruitvale, Montrose and Trail have all deliberated on the West Kootenay Regional Airport Advisory Committee’s proposal to WestJet for inclusion as a regional service destination in late 2013. The committee had asked municipal councils across the region for a letter of support to take in with them when representatives from West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar meet with WestJet company officials in Calgary, June 27-28. And the support is there. Along with Montrose, Fruitvale spoke in favour of the bid, with Fruitvale councilor Larry Gray noting the addition of another major carrier would be welcome since it would increase the reliability of access to



the region. “If you look at the values overall in the area of economic development, we want to support better air access here, more connections—all those things are good— and we support competition because it keeps the fares lower,� he said. “And if WestJet were to move into this area as a carrier, I think it would have more impact on Air Canada than it would have on the Greater Trail Airport.� Trail council debated the proposal in a closed session and several councilors declined to comment on the matter afterwards. Sandy Santori, executive director of the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC), was on board. He felt the Trail Airport’s only airline, Pacific Coastal, was well positioned to retain its market share and continue to grow its business if WestJet opened up shop in the area. “Pacific Coastal will retain its competitive advantages because they are able to do things that major carriers can’t,� he said. “There’s no question that, locally, we support both airports in an effort

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Amalgamation issue still alive BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

The report of my death was an exaggeration. Mark Twain said it, so does Beaver Valley amalgamation. The issue of amalgamation of Fruitvale, Montrose and parts of Area A is still on the front burner, but the heat of debate has been turned down to low. Regional District of Kootenay Boundary chief administrative

officer John MacLean said although the topic has not been officially killed yet, it is close. An upcoming conference call with the province is expected to begin to give some closure to the issue that has been debated in the region for many years. “The ministry is still trying to work with us, but we are just trying to make sure ‌ we have looked at (amalgamation) from every different angle to see if it can

work in any way,� he said Tuesday. In early March the Beaver Valley amalgamation committee held an information session on the findings of Allan NeilsonWelch Consulting’s High Level Analysis of Amalgamation report for the region. For the 50 people that showed up to the session in Fruitvale March 1, the report revealed that Fruitvale

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Andrew Lane plunges into the Columbia River, near Gyro Park, for some river kayaking on Wednesday night.


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This young lad might have been envious of the big toys the men got to play with in their sandbox. Nevertheless, he kept a safe distance as he enjoyed the view of construction progressing on Columbia Ave in Rossland this week.

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Awards keep adding up for a local math scholar. Rossland native Julie Nutini, a student at the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus, was presented with the 2012 Governor General’s Gold Medal for achieving the highest academic standing at the graduate level. The medal, which has been presented nationally since 1873, is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards that a Canadian student can receive. “I am honoured to be the recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal this year,�

said the 24-year-old Nutini in a UBC news release. “It is incredible to have my achievements and hard work recognized in such a prestigious way.� She was presented with the award at the UBCO’s convocation ceremonies on June 7. Nutini, the daughter of Rossland’s David and Marjorie Nutini, attended St. Michael’s Elementary School in Trail and graduated from Rossland Secondary School before enrolling at Selkirk College, where she began her undergraduate studies. In an email reply to the Trail Daily Times, Nutini credited teach-

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Rossland’s Julie Nutini was presented with the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her outstanding academic achievements at UBC Okanagan. ers at RSS for helping her on her path. “All my teachers at RSS helped to provide me with a solid learning foundation. I started university with the skills and abilities required to be a successful student. “As for how I got into mathematics, my dad was my senior high school mathematics teacher. Without a doubt, my inspiration started with him.� She said her love of math is quite simple. “I love that there is only one right answer in mathematics. Unlike a facts-based course

like biology, I love that if you can’t remember how to solve a problem, you have a chance of working through the details and figuring it out.� Nutini earned a master’s degree of math at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2010 when she was awarded a Graduate Entrance Scholarship. She also received the UBC Okanagan Scholarship and a UBC Okanagan Fellowship. She worked with UBCO professor Warren Hare on developing a derivative-free opti-

mization algorithm for functions with smooth substructure. Nutini explained mathematical optimization looks at how to minimize or maximize a function. “For example, in economics, when companies want to minimize loss or maximize profit, they can use an optimization algorithm to do so.� Miriam Grant, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, saluted Nutini in a press release. “To cap her student experience at UBC’s Okanagan campus with the Governor General’s Award is a tribute to Julie’s dedication and diligent pursuit of investigative learning at the highest level.� Nutini’s education is not finished yet, however. She has been awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and will begin her PhD program in Computer Sciences at UBC’s Vancouver campus starting in September 2012.

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Bears remain an issue BY ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News

Rossland’s bear population seems to have gone up quite a bit recently as the hungry animals make their way into town on the search for easy food. Sharon Wieder, Bear Aware community co-ordinator for Rossland and Trail, said each year the message is the same: “We’re going to have bears in the community because of where we live, there’s nothing we can do about that,” Wieder said, adding that the best way to keep bears moving along is to manage the attractants that get them to stay. “They’ll pass through on there own and if there’s nothing for the bears to eat, they will just keep going through.” The big attractant in the area is garbage, followed by the abundant fruit trees in the fall. “Some people just seem to think it’s okay to let the bears hang around and feed on the fruit trees but it’s not good,” she said. “The problem is that the bears usually end up having to be destroyed, because the garbage eating behavior cannot be unlearned,” she said. “If they start hanging around town and getting used to being around people then they become human habituated and they lose their fear of people and because they’re so driven by their nose and their need to eat that once they lose

their fear of people, they let there noses lead them into places.” She added that if a bear goes inside a building and then gets panicked, it will destroy the place. So she really tries to convince people to be more conscious about their garbage. “I know people get kind of tired of hearing it, but that’s the reality,” she said. “As a community we need to get together to make sure the bears don’t get in trouble and if that means getting together and putting a little pressure on the neighbour that is leaving garbage out or not picking their fruit, then maybe getting a neighbourhood group together could help.” Wieder also recently attended a West Kootenay bear conflict working group. The meeting was the first time that something like that is in the area. There, co-ordinators of other bear programs, conservation officers, wildlife biologists, municipal city staff and others met to talk about ways to pool resources to lessen the bears getting shot and destroyed. “It was encouraging to see that many people could come together,” she said. ”One of the ideas that came out of it is to be a little more proactive and meet with people in the community, like bring in a bear expert, get the community engaged and motivated to have more respect for the bears.”

Tax increase likely FROM PAGE 1 and Montrose taxes would remain about the same or be slightly lowered if amalgamation occurred. However, all classes of taxpayers in Area A of the RDKB would face significant property tax increases—around $300—if the Beaver Valley communities were to amalgamate. Unfortunately the tax increases in Area A would not be accompanied with significant service improvements, even though a new amalgamated local government would likely be more efficient. Area A director Ali Grieve said the committee took the report’s findings to the province to show them this was not the outcome they had hoped for, and if there was some way to make Area A’s impact neutral.

“There isn’t even a significant tax savings for anyone,” she said. “And the way the facts are presented right now, I don’t see anything I can sell to Area A.” If it were to pass, the boundary of the Beaver Valley District Municipality would include 100 per cent of the two villages’ population, and 80 per cent of Area A. The new municipality would take responsibility for all existing municipal services, three existing Beaver Valley services (parks and trails, recreation, arena), local planning, local roads within Area A, as well as animal control, building inspection and the water systems. The areas would collectively have to pay an additional $440,800 in local road costs for Area A and lose $50,000 in federal gas tax revenue sharing.


The new playground unit in Upper Sunningdale Park offers a wide array of activities.

City erects new playground units BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

The last two pieces of the playground puzzle are falling into place. The City of Trail has replaced the last two of its nearly two dozen old playground units across the city as part of its seven-year replacement plan. With the new units in Upper Sunningdale and the R.V. Park by Waneta Plaza having been installed last week, the city will now have completed its schedule to put brand new structures into place across the city. The city spent nearly $40,000

for the two units in 2011 but it wasn’t until 2012 that the sleek structures were installed. Like building codes that change over time, the 25-year-old playground equipment in the two parks—similar to the other parks across the city—had reached the point of an overhaul, said City of Trail parks and recreation director Trisha Davison. “They eventually get to the point where the technology of playgrounds changes, as does the safety (requirements) for people,” she said. The old wood, steel and plastic structures contained aesthet-

ic “holes” in the surfaces, but the spots were also havens for bees and wasps to set up their nests, it was found. “Obviously that became a problem in a children’s playground,” said Davison. The new structures contain no wood or holes in their surfaces. Public works went through a process seven years ago for all of the city’s parks to take out the old ones and put in new ones. The city was not in a position to install new playgrounds in new places, but instead embarked on a plan to put new structures in old places.

Trail airport not an option FROM PAGE 1 to increase reliability to this region … but we definitely support the inclusion of a major carrier at the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar. Whether that is Air Canada or it is WestJet it doesn’t make a difference who it is.” Although Pacific Coastal has proven to be far more reliable than Castlegar’s Air Canada service to Vancouver— a citizen’s report Trail sat at about 91 per cent reliable service in January while Castlegar slid to approximately 74 per cent—a deal for Trail is off the table.

Santori said he made a call to WestJet after the airline announced expansion plans earlier this year, but any serious consideration as a regional destination will not materialize, even though Westjet invited them to make a proposal. “The reality is they don’t land in unsecured airports,” he said, noting that Castlegar, not Trail, was secured. Improvements are planned to the Trail Airport, including updating old equipment, the possibility of paid employees, lengthening the runway and

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The spring surge of the lower Fraser River is expected to peak by Friday morning, and to continue running at high levels through the weekend as forecast rain adds to snow melt. The B.C. River Forecast Centre expected peak flow volume to be reached Thursday at Mission, with a level of 6.38 metres at the Mission gauge by late in the day. Due to tidal influences, the river is expected to continue to rise through the weekend, with daily peak levels of up to 6.75 metres. The lower Fraser dike system is designed for river levels up to 8.89 metres, but the high water is raising flood risk in areas not protected by dikes. Residents of Barnston Island near Surrey were put on flood alert by local officials

Thursday, and Seabird Island near Chilliwack is also at risk of flooding. Environment Canada said a low pressure system off the B.C. coast is expected to spread rain to the South Coast by Friday and into the Interior by the weekend. Interior temperatures are expected to rise to near 30 degrees before the rain arrives, accelerating snow melt in areas such as the Skeena and Bulkley watersheds where much of the snowpack remains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/JONATHAN HAYWARD The upper Fraser River peaked at Prince People are seen sand bagging on the Katzie First Nation along the banks George Wednesday of the Fraser River in North Langley. after high flow follow- Shuswap Lake were placed on flood watch. Justice Minister ing rain last weekend. upgraded from “flood The Shuswap River Shirley Bond warned The South Fort George watch” to “flood warn- continued at peak B.C. residents to folgauge stood at 9.83 ing” status Thursday. levels Thursday at low instructions from metres Thursday mor- Flood warnings con- Enderby, with flow local emergency offining after peaking at tinued for the Fraser at a 10-year high. cials in the event of just over 10 metres, River from upstream Shuswap Lake reached evacuation orders. and it may rise again of Prince George at 10-year high and the “If you fail to obey depending on rainfall to Quesnel and the South Thompson River an evacuation order, through the weekend. Fraser Canyon. The at Chase was also run- you can put yourself, The South Thompson River and ning at 10-year high your family or others Thompson River and Kamloops Lake were flow. at risk,” Bond said.

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Reporters go through a security check to attends the court appearance of Luka Magnotta Thursday in Montreal. The accused body-parts killer had court dates set for early next year and was told he will face a preliminary hearing next March where evidence against him will be disclosed. He did not ask for a psychiatric evaluation.


Population growing faster than ever THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA - Saskatchewan is experiencing its greatest population growth in more than 80 years. Statistics Canada figures show almost 12,000 people came to the province between April 2011 and April 2012. And the people influx continues - the population grew by almost 4,500 in the first quarter of this year.

The province’s annual growth rate of almost 1.9 per cent is the second-highest in the country - only Alberta is higher. Saskatchewan’s population has grown by more than 75,000 people in the last five years and sits at just over one million. Economy Minister Bill Boyd says Saskatchewan continues to attract residents because its economy is firing on all cylinders.


Drug testing coming to oilpatch THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY - Three major oil companies in Alberta will be randomly testing workers for drugs and alcohol. Suncor Energy, Canadian Natural Resources and Total E&P Canada are participating in the twoyear pilot project start-

ing this fall. Project spokeswoman Pat Atkins says the companies have had drug and alcohol policies in place for the past decade. But they are still finding drug paraphernalia at work camps and plant sites, and want better results.

Atkins says if a worker tests positive, he or she will be assessed to see if they have an addiction and, if needed, will be offered treatment and a plan to return to work. Unions say the random tests are an invasion of privacy.

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OTTAWA - Buying a first home or taking out a loan against an existing residence will be more difficult for Canadians under new rules announced Thursday, but Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says it’s for their own good. For the fourth time in as many years, the finance minister moved to tighten the mortgage and lending landscape - changes that mean up to five per cent of Canadians who might be considering buying a new home will likely no longer qualify. This time Flaherty’s cutting the maximum amortization period for government insured homes to 25 years from the current 30 years, and limiting how much homeowners can borrow on the value of their homes to 80 per cent from 85 per cent. Those are not the only changes the government is making. It will no longer be in the business of insuring homes that are worth more than $1 million - meaning buyers will need to put up at least a 20 per cent down payment or seek private insurance. As well, it will insist that prospective buyers have the means to afford mortgage payments, property taxes and heating costs on their home. It will do so by setting cost ratios based on household income - a kind of affordability ratio - of 39 per cent for gross debt service and 44 per cent for total debt service. “It’s a question of trying to moderate behaviour and I hope Canadians will reflect before they jump into a market at the high end,� Flaherty said. “It will mean that some people will not buy into the market, it will also mean that some people will buy less into the market, they’ll buy a less expensive home or less expensive condominium.� The changes go into effect July 9. The most significant change is the reduction

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Numbers don’t add up in on-going school debate


arley Mowatt called his memoir about the Second World War’s brutal Italian campaign “And No Birds Sang.” Spending a few evenings making kettle popcorn on Sunningdale’s main thoroughfare could be titled “And No Children Rang.” It’s as if a neutron bomb went off in the pleasant Trail subdivision and took only the kids, leaving the rest of the inhabitants and their houses intact. The aroma of cooking popcorn and caramelizing sugar wafting down Hazlewood Drive attracted numerous adults interested in what the Rotarian cornballs were up to. In Sunningdale’s early days, throngs of little curious flowers would also have appeared riding bikes, pulling wagons, and carrying balls and skipping ropes. Where have all the flowers gone? Gone to changing times, just about every one. We did see one cute little boy in the yard across the street. But with no others around, he was reduced to tossing a fris-

bee with his picture-perfect mother. It was a sight both sweet and sad to contemplate as we churned out our sugar-and-saltlaced bags of treats for an upcoming event. Driving back down Hazlewood at he end of the evening I checked the sign to see if it read Sunset Acres, but Sunningdale has not been turned into a restricted retirement community. It just looks that way, as do many other neighbourhoods in Greater Trail. In a similar vein, I was taken aback when I opened the Times recently to discover that the grad class at Rossland Secondary consisted of 44 students this year. Back in the day that was about the size of one classroom of students, not an entire grade level at a high school. I have not been among the pack of Trailites howling for the closure of Rossland Secondary. It is an excellent school with ferocious community support. In addition to providing benefits to Rosslanders and many of my fellow Warfielders, it


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has also served an alternative for secondary students in the rest of the south end of the school district. Most parents are all for choices (beyond differing courses options within the same institution) and RSS provided that important role within reasonable busing distance. But you have to wonder whether these numbers are, to use a word popular in Rossland, sustainable. There are models that could continue to provide RSS students with the courses they need to prepare them for a range of post-secondary options, while being fair to the rest of the district in terms of its demands on the global

budget. But with neighbourhoods like Sunningdale feeding J. Lloyd Crowe there will still be a call for consolidation in order to sustain the traditional classroom model and course offerings at the East Trail school. I ran into a Rossland couple a few months back that I hadn’t talked to in some time. Their children are grown and prospering, but they remain keenly interested in RSS, as they do in all issues pertaining to their beloved Rossland. When the conversation turned to the future of RSS they were unequivocal: the high school should be closed. Trail is a short bus ride away, Rossland students would benefit from breaking out of their cocoons earlier, and a consolidated high school would sustain core course offerings as well provide more optional instruction. This was nothing that hadn’t been heard before, even occasionally from a Rosslander. But they lowered their voices when they said it, noting they couldn’t publicly say such

a thing. To do so would risk being strung up from the nearest chairlift tower. As another school year ends and we enter a toobrief summer snooze before the hand-wringing over the state of the school district’s finances renews itself as the leaves start to turn again, it is time to put old orthodoxies aside. Snarling advocates for closure down in the valley and those up in the clouds chanting our children and town will die without RSS, both miss the mark. There is no perfect and indisputably right decision about the future of schools in Trail anymore than there is about any number of public policy issues from patching potholes to going to the moon. What is called for is reasonable debate and disagreement before our elected officials have to knuckle down and make a decision. No wonder there is such a rush to sign up for school trustee elections every three years. Raymond Masleck is a retired Trail Times reporter.

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s a new councilor, the short supply, we need the young last seven months have people to come out and help us been eye opening to plan events such as Montrose say the least. I have Family Fun Day, Halloween and learned so much in a very short Seniors’ Dinner. New people time, from how important water with new ideas are always welis to the amazing number of vol- come. unteers in our community. As you are all aware we I cannot say enough wonder- are back on our own water ful things about system. Council the village staff. wishes to thank the The help I have Beaver Falls Water received from our Commission and CAO, and Deputy all the residents for Clerk to the amaztheir cooperation ing public works during this trying department. All time. Now that we have been wonare back up and MARY derful with tours running council of our facilities to wishes to remind help with planning Community Comment residents that year events in my new round water restricrole as Recreation tions are now in Commission Chair. Thanks you place. From 5th street to Beaver all! Falls is even days from 6-8, and And a huge welcome to our from 5th Street to the cut off is newest member of the Public odd days from 6-8. If you have Works Department Mr. Brian underground sprinklers you Clarke, he is a summer student should be watering from midand you can see him out and night to 4 a.m. on the appropriabout working very hard for the ate day only. village. Mr. Clarke is a univerThe village is excited to have sity student hired by the village Ms. Diana Lupieri with us for through the help of a govern- the summer as a CBT Sponsored ment grant to help as summer water smart ambassador. If you relief for our regular crew. This make an appointment with her is a long-standing program in the she will come to your house and village designed to give a good do a core sample of your lawn job to a returning to university and give you tips on how to student that resides in the vil- maximize your lawn’s potential lage. Council believes strongly all while conserving water. in supporting our young people. Diana can also look at underWe wish Brian all the success ground sprinkler systems with when he returns to University. you to make sure you are using As always volunteers are in it to its full potential. Please feel


free to contact Diana @ 250368-1258, email and you can follow Diana and her water adventures through her blog at http:// There have been numerous bear sightings in the village. Please secure your garbage and do not put garbage out until the morning of collection. Remove pet food, birdseed and compost wisely to ensure the bears do not find a food source in your yard. Bears have amazing sense of smell and memory once they find a food source they will keep returning. If the village is required to contact conservation over a nuisance bear, chances are the bear will be destroyed. Council is moving forward with new well and chlorination project, we have just entered the design phase and expect work to be started in early fall with a tentative completion date of spring 2013. While the sunshine has yet to appear the kids will be out for summer vacation council wants to remind everyone to please watch your speed whether on the highway or on our streets. Kids that are playing may not be as attentive as they should, please slow down. Before I wrap this up I wish to extend a hearty congratulations to Walter Crockett, the 2012 Montrose Citizen of the Year. Mary Gay is a councillor for the Village of Montrose. Community Comment is written by elected officials from municipal councils.

Parliament needs to deal with assisted suicide

An editorial from the Toronto Star Gloria Taylor is a remarkable, brave woman. At 64, Lou Gehrig’s disease has left her relying on a feeding tube, unable to walk, with hands she says are all but useless. Her voice is beginning to fade. Yet for all that “I’m still here for living, and I hope for a long time,� she told reporters after a British Columbia court struck down Canada’s ban on physicianassisted suicide as a violation of her Charter rights to equality and life, liberty and security. “When it’s time it’s God’s will, not mine, and I’ll leave it at that.� B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith gave Taylor the legal nod to seek help to end her life, and gave Ottawa a year to change the law. This is a wrenchingly divisive issue that leaves Prime Minister Stephen Harper, social conservatives in his caucus and many Canadians deeply conflicted. Famously, Harper declared in the 2006 election campaign that brought him to power that he wouldn’t propose changes to the law. “I think it’s important to resist the idea of giving the power to kill,� he said. However he also said he would allow a free vote on the issue, if ever it came before the House of Commons.

The ruling in Taylor’s case may hasten that day. While Ottawa can appeal to the Supreme Court, there’s no guarantee the law will hold. Back in 1993 the top court was sharply divided, ruling 5 to 4 against letting Sue Rodriguez seek help dying. The Star argued at the time that Parliament should bring in a law that would allow a person whose life has become a living agony to get help ending it. Rather than punt the problem to the courts, Parliament should muster the courage to face it, and decide under what circumstances a competent person with a grave illness should be allowed help to commit suicide. Most Canadians seem to support what Justice Smith envisages, a tightly circumscribed, closely monitored system that amounts to an “almost absolute prohibition,� but that in exceptional cases gives “grievously and irremediably ill adult persons who are competent, fullyinformed, non-ambivalent and free from coercion or duress� the option to seek a doctor’s help to end their lives. Canada decriminalized suicide 40 years ago. The ban on physician-assisted suicide - or “assisted dying� as Taylor prefers - today acts as a bar chiefly to those so acutely incapacitated that they cannot take their own

lives. In Justice Smith’s eyes, that adds injustice to suffering. Of course, principled voices disagree. The Canadian Medical Association opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide. So do many who work with and advocate for the disabled. Such groups stress the need for broader palliative care and other supports to let people die fully medicated against pain, and with dignity. As Taylor says, no one should have to fear “screaming at the top of my lungs because the pain is so great� at life’s end. They also raise the spectre of the “slippery slope.� Once assisted suicide is allowed for competent, suffering, terminally ill people, they say, there could be a Charter case to extend it to those who are not competent, suffering or terminally ill. Worse, the elderly, disabled and other vulnerable people might be coaxed or coerced into suicide. These are serious concerns, honestly held. Justice Smith was not blind to them. She proposed a regime that she believes would go a long way to addressing them. But Parliament, not the courts, should be the final arbiter. It should affirm the right to assisted suicide but enact strict limits to ensure against abuse. Ottawa has a year to get its act together.






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Friday, June 22, 2012 Trail Daily Times

PEOPLE OBITUARIES DEROSA (NEE ONGARO), MARIA — of Trail, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2012 at the age of 101. Maria was born on November 29, 1910, in a small town in Italy, San Martino al Tagliamento, in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Her parents Antonio Ongaro and Anna Del Zotto had three children – Maria, the eldest, and two sons, Primo and Mario. Maria married Idamo DeRosa in 1933 and their family grew to include Tonino (deceased as infant), Bruno, Tony, Anna and Louie. In 1948 a decision was taken to immigrate to Canada and the family arrived in Trail, BC. In 1960 Maria was widowed by the death of her husband Idamo. Throughout the hard times, upheaval, and loss, Maria never complained – never. Her faith and her family were the cornerstones of her life. Maria is survived by Bruno (Loretta), Tony (Joanne), Anna (Gene), Louie (Carol, Judy deceased), and her grandchildren Annette, Connie, Shannon, Mike, Bev, Christine, David, Mark, David, Karen, Chris, Heidi, Leif, and their spouses/partners. Maria has twentyone great-grandchildren who think their “Nona” is pretty special. Maria is also survived by a close group of nieces, nephews, and cousins, all part of the DeRosa/Ongaro family. Maria was a member of St. Anthony’s parish, and took part in activities of the San Martino Club, Sisters of Colombo Lodge, and Mount Carmel Society. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Matthieu Gombo Yange OfmCap at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Trail on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 10:30 AM. There will be a prayer service (Rosary) at 7:00 PM on Friday evening at St. Anthony’s. Bill Clark and Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ have been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation (Mammography) Fund at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4B1 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at *** JENSEN, EGER J. — born in Mo i Rana, Norway on May 17, 1923, passed away June 19, 2012 at home in Bowser, BC. Eger is survived by his wife Maria of 61 years, son Ralph (Carol), daughter Azzah (also known as Irene), granddaughter Mona, sister Jean GresleyJones (Ken). Condolences and flowers may be sent to 5045 Seaview Dr, Bowser, BC, V0R 1G0


Artist was official painter for five Olympiads THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - LeRoy Neiman, the painter and sketch artist best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world’s biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, died Wednesday at age 91. Neiman also was a contributing artist at Playboy magazine for many years and official painter of five Olympiads. His longtime publicist Gail Parenteau confirmed his death Wednesday but didn’t disclose the cause. Neiman was a media-savvy artist who knew how to enthrall audiences with his instant renditions of what he observed. In 1972, he sketched the world chess tournament between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer in Reykjavik, Iceland, for a live television audience. He also produced live drawings of the Olympics for TV and was the official computer artist of the Super Bowl for CBS. Neiman’s “reportage of history and the passing scene ... revived an almost lost and timehonoured art form,” according to a 1972 exhibit catalogue of the artist’s Olympics sketches at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. “It’s been fun. I’ve had a lucky life,” Neiman said in a June 2008 interview with The Associated Press. “I’ve zeroed in on what you would call action and excellence. ... Everybody who does anything to try to succeed has to give the best of

themselves, and art has made me pull the best out of myself.” Neiman’s paintings, many executed in household enamel paints that allowed the artist his fast-moving strokes, are an explosion in reds, blues, pinks, greens and yellows of pure kinetic energy. He has been described as an American impressionist, but the St. Paul, Minnesota, native preferred to think of himself simply as an American artist. “I don’t know if I’m an impressionist or an expressionist,” he told the AP. “You can call me an American first. ... (but) I’ve been labeled doing neimanism, so that’s what it is, I guess.” He worked in many media, producing thousands of etchings, lithographs and silkscreen prints known as serigraphy. But his critics said Neiman’s forays into the commercial world minimized him as a serious artist. At Playboy, for example, he created Femlin, the well-endowed nude that has graced the magazine’s Party Jokes page since 1957. Neiman shrugged off such criticism. “I can easily ignore my detractors and feel the people who respond favourably,” he said. Neiman was fascinated with large game animals, and twice travelled to Kenya to paint lions and elephants “in the bush” in his trademark vibrant palette. But it was the essence of a


LeRoy Neiman, who is best known for his colorful and energetic paintings of sporting events, died Wednesday in New York. He was 91. basketball or football game, swim meet or cycling event that captured his imagination most. “For an artist, watching a (Joe) Namath throw a football or a Willie Mays hit a baseball is an experience far more overpowering than painting a beautiful woman or leading political figure,” Neiman said in 1972. With his sketchbook and pencil, trademark handlebar moustache and slicked back hair, Neiman was instantly recognizable. At a New York Jets game at Shea Stadium in 1975, fans yelled, “Put LeRoy in,” when the play wasn’t going their way. Neiman’s decades-long asso-

ciation with Playboy began in 1953 following a chance meeting with Hugh Hefner. It was the start of what he called “the good life” and inspiration for much of his future work. His works are in the permanent collections of many private and public museums. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., was selected by Neiman to house his archives. “I just love what I do,” Neiman said. “I love the passion you go through while you’re creating” and the public’s “very thoughtful and careful studied and emotional reaction of what you’re doing. “It’s a wonderful feeling.”

Woman shaves head for charity, wins Miss Alaska THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Just three months ago, Debbe Ebben had no hair. On Saturday night, she was crowned Miss Alaska. Ebben shaved her head in March to raise more than $4,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which donates money for childhood cancer research. She said she did it to let children who lost their hair because of cancer treatments know that it was OK to be bald. Choosing her words carefully, she said losing one’s hair should be special - whether it’s voluntary or not. “I wanted to put meaning and emotion behind it, and let them know why I’m doing it - for the kids,” she said. “I’m not shaving it to get attention. I’m not shaving it for publicity. I’m not shaving it because it’s a

really easy hairstyle to go with. I’m shaving it for them.” Ebben’s brown hair had grown back to a pixie cut by the time she became the state’s top beauty queen over the weekend, but she says she will likely keep her hair short when she represents Alaska at the Miss America pageant in January 2013. “I’ll let it do its thing for a while,” she said, laughing. “I’ll consult the hair stylist before I go down.” Ebben was the reigning Miss Chugiak-Eagle River when she picked St. Baldrick’s for the public service project that is required of all Miss Alaska pageant contestants. Baldrick’s gets its name from a combination of the words “bald” and “St. Patrick.” The organization was founded by three insur-

ance executives who turned a St. Patrick’s Day party into a head-shaving event to help children with cancer. Ebben said she got a feel of what the children go through. “Like children who are fighting cancer, losing my hair was a really emotional experience, and something I hope they only have to go through once in their life,” she said. As she approached the Miss Alaska pageant, she had to decide whether to keep the look. Her drastic haircut had been done in honour of a child, and she decided to let grow back her hair, so that the haircut wouldn’t be mistaken for a gimmick. “I don’t want to be branded as the ‘bald beauty queen,”’ she said. She’s had two haircuts since

March, and her hair is two inches at its longest. In the upcoming year, she said, she plans to work with St. Baldrick’s and Headbands of Hope, which donates a spandex headband to a sick child and $1 to St. Baldrick’s for every headband it sells. Bonnie Faulk, director of the Miss Alaska Scholarship Foundation, calls Ebben the epitome of the standards and values of the program. “We are elated to have this young woman serve us,” Faulk said. “She has worked harder than many, many, many contestants in many years. “She’s out there. She’s the real deal,” Faulk said, who added that Ebben loves children and charitable events. “She’s what our program is about.”

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Major Szabo recognized for years of service TRAIL – Major Marika Szabo, CD Retired was presented with certificates of Service at the 531 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, in Trail on May 30. From 1987 to 2011, she has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the Air Cadet League of Canada and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Throughout the years when there was an opportunity that required support or assistance Major Marika Szabo was available and it is shown by her successful achievements, such as setting up two satellite flight squadrons in the Kootenay Region. The organization is very fortunate to have had her as its Commanding Officer and support person throughout the Kootenay Region. Among the certificates presented to Major Szabo include; a Certificate of Service, signed by Genereal W.J. Natyncyk, the Chief of the Defence Staff; a Royal Canadian Air Force Certificate of Appreciation; a citation signed by Prime Minsiter Stephen Harper; a Certificate in recognition of honourable service; a Royal Canadian Air Force Certificate of Appreciation; a letter of congratulations from the City of Trail;

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TRAIL & DISTRICT CHURCHES The Way to Get More Things Done A number of years ago a fascinating interview took place between Mr. Charles Schwab, then president of Bethlehem Steel, and Ivy Lee, a self-styled management consultant. Lee was an aggressive, selfconďŹ dent man who by his perseverance had secured the interview with Mr. Schwab, who was no less self-assured, being one of the most powerful men in the world. During the conversation, Mr. Lee asserted that if the management of Bethlehem Steel would follow his advice, the company’s operations would be improved and their proďŹ ts increased. Schwab responded, “If you can show us a way to get more things done, I’ll be glad to listen; and if it works, I’ll pay you whatever you ask within reason.â€? Lee handed Schwab a blank piece of paper and said, “Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow.â€? Mr. Schwab did so. “Now, “ Lee continued, “Number them in order of importance.â€?

Schwab did so. “Tomorrow morning start on number one, and stay with it until you have completed it. Then go on to number two and number three and number four... Don’t worry if you haven’t completed everything by the end of the day. At least you will have completed the most important projects. Do this every day. After you have been convinced of the value of this system, have your men try it. Try it as long as you like, and then send me your check for whatever you think the advice is worth.â€? The two men shook hands and Lee left the president’s ofďŹ ce. A few weeks later Charles Schwab sent Ivy Lee a check for $25,000-an astronomical amount in the 1930s! He said it was the most proďŹ table lesson he had learned in his long business career. K. Hughes, Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome, Tyndale, 1988, p. 54. Submitted by Shane McIntyre Gateway Christian Life Centre


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n “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel�, a group of seniors “outsource� their retirement to India. Despite its predictability, the film works because of the outstanding cast of seasoned British actors. The characters are strangers to one another until they meet en route to Jaipur. They are the first group of guests at the hotel, whose LOUISE proprietor, Sonny (Dev Patel) has misrepresented its grandeur in promotional Everyday Theology material. Sonny’s idea is to restore the property and “outsource aging� because people in the west dislike the elderly. There is a pointed comment about contemporary western attitudes towards the elderly in Sonny’s dream of creating a “home for the elderly, so wonderful that they will simply refuse to die.� This charming movie deals in a lighthearted way with the challenges of aging as it explores issues such as health, loss and loneliness, independence, and financial constraints. As the characters attempt to reconcile the changes that come with aging, the audience is treated to some relevant insights about life. The young Sonny lives by the mantra, “Everything will be all right in the end. So if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.� Despite “catastrophes�, he is unshakeable in his conviction that things eventually work towards the good. Sonny embodies the virtue of hope. Muriel (Maggie Smith) has gone to India for a free, fast tracked hip replacement. At her age, she could die during the 6-month waiting period at home. She sarcastically tells the doctor, “I don’t even buy green bananas!� Her hilarious delivery packs an important “carpe diem� punch. The future is uncertain so live to the fullest extent possible. The poignancy of Muriel’s situation is revealed as the film progresses. She struggles with feelings of rejection and uselessness, but she is not ready to give up living. Perhaps more than any other character in the film, she transforms her situation by first transforming her inner self. In order to supplement her meager income, Evelyn, (Judi Dench) finds a job at a call center as a cultural adviser. Confused about technology at the beginning of the film, she blogs about her experiences in India on the “interweb�. She posts, “The only real failure is the failure to try, and success is measured by how we cope with disappointment.� Evelyn’s post is an encouraging shove to anyone who finds it difficult, if not downright impossible, to wander out of their established comfort zone. Graham (Tom Wilkinson) emerges as the most sympathetic character. Graham, haunted by an incident from his youth, is in search of reconciliation and healing. Love transforms the painful memory, and Graham is finally freed from a lifetime of guilt. Graham’s story speaks to the difficult reality of healing painful memories, and learning to forgive one’s self. At its core, this film is about people transforming their situations. While I didn’t agree with the choices that some of the other characters made en route to transformation, I left the theater with a smile on my face and in my heart. Trail resident Louise McEwan is a catechist and former teacher, with degrees in English and Theology. Reach her at


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Riley Brandt helped his own cause by stealing home as the Trail Astros beat the Dodgers 8-1 to win the Junior Babe Ruth Trail Baseball championship game Wednesday at Pople Park. Brandt pitched a two-hitter for the win and his first title in minor ball, while Jayme Stopanski, Brandt, Tyler Atkinson, Chris Colquhoun, Ryan Neil and Kyle Sukeroff all had key hits for the Astros.


Rich ready to roll at nationals BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

Trail bowler Darren Rich is hoping to get richer as he takes to the national bowling lanes next week to play for the Canadian singles title. Rich has amassed a wealth of gold, silver, and bronze in provincial and national competition over the years and with another win at the B.C. Master Bowlers championship in April, the fivepin aficionado is looking to add to his collection as he travels to St. John’s, Nfld. on Thursday to compete in the Master Bowlers’ Canadian championship. “I’m not as excited as the first time I went to these kind of championships, but I am excited,” said Rich. “I’ve been looking forward to this one for a couple of years, because I haven’t gone there (Newfoundland) so this year is a little more special for me.” Rich also won the B.C. Open singles title in 2010, a feat accomplished by only two other Kootenay bowlers, Trail’s Ron Sandnes in 1980 and 1993, and Nelson’s Red Brochu in 1984. He won the B.C. Master’s singles in 2005, won gold at the nationals in 2006

and 2009 in the team competition, took silver in pairs with partner Sandnes in 2010, and won bronze in singles at the Canadian Open in 2011. Rich won the 2012 B.C. Master Bowlers singles title by bowling in six different events. He dominated the standings, bowling a game average of over 280, six points more than his nearest rival, and throwing the highest eightgame-match total of the season, 2,538, at Dell Lanes in Surrey in February. As the top bowler on the Master’s circuit Rich will represent B.C. in singles at the nationals and the next best five bowlers compete in the team category. While the 41-year-old C.P. Rail worker will miss the comradery of playing in the team competition, he is eager to take the next step. “For myself if I had to choose, I would definitely choose a team because you have your teammates with you so you’re battling together . . . but since I’ve already won a couple of team national championships, I’d kind of like to win a singles championship.” The competition will be fierce in St. Johns, with many familiar rivals hitting

the lanes. “Usually there’s one or two guys that come out of nowhere, but this year it looks like the dream team going out there - it should be fun,” he added. Rich will go head-to-head in match play competition against the best in Canada with the winner of each match taking two points. The player that amasses the most points gets a bye to the final. While the next four seeds battle it out in a stepladder format. Whoever emerges from the playoff must then beat the top seed twice to win. “That is key,” said Rich. “Then you’re waiting for the other guys to come to you.” His experience on the national stage and impressive run through provincial qualifying events should serve Rich well in Newfoundland. “I had a pretty good year, and I’m throwing the ball pretty well, but you never know. Whoever gets hot its going to win basically, but I like my chances.” After a practice day Friday, Rich will play his first game against Northern Ontario’s Jeff Watts Saturday morning.

Trail’s Chris Kissock will enter the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday along with his Team Canada baseball teammates. The national team was named to the Hall after winning Canada’s first ever baseball gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Mexico last October. Along with a bronze at the World Cup in Panama, this makes this team the most successful in Baseball Canada’s history. At the Pan Am Games Kissock was instrumental in Team Canada’s 5-3 semi-final win over Mexico, as he came in and closed out the last two innings to earn the save and send the Canadians to the championship game. This led to a 2-1 victory against the USA in the final, which surprised the baseball world. The former Trail Oriole was also in the bullpen in the gold-medal game warming up in the final innings, ready to go if called upon. “As a player and a pitcher (the highlight) was closing out the semi-final game against Mexico and getting us to the final game - but the whole (team) highlight was winning against Team U.S.A.,” Kissock said following the tournament. “That game was just an unbelievable game, so nerve wracking.” The team joins fellow inductees Rusty Staub, Doug Melvin, and Rheal Cormier at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in St. Mary’s, Ont. for the ceremony Saturday. Kissock pitches for the Reading Phillies in the Double-A Eastern League and was drafted in the 9th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. He has played baseball professionally for six years. After starting this season strong at spring training camp in March, Kissock suffered an injury that has left him sidelined since early May. He has now recovered and is happy to be back on the field.


Kootenay South Youth Soccer Playoffs Friday Games at Mazzochi Park Fruitvale Trail U-15 boys vs Castlegar 5:30 p.m. Rossland U15 girls vs Castlegar 6:40 p.m. Saturday Games Playoff games start at 9 a.m. with the boys final going at 3 p.m. and the girls at 4:30 p.m. Friday games at Haley Park Castlegar U-18 boys vs Rossland 5:30 p.m. Saturday Games at Haley Park Playoffs start at 9 a.m. with U18 girls final at 1:30 p.m. and the U18 boys final at 3 p.m.

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Representatives from Little League and local business came together to unveil the host banner for the Little League provincials in Trail next month. Teck pitched in $25,000 and Kootenay Savings Community Foundation another $20,000 to help renovate Andy Bilesky Park. From left: Team coach D. J. Ashman, Keith Smythe (KSCF), Shannon MorrisBallarin and Russ Green (cochairs Little League provincial committee), Aaron Burke (KSCF) and Carol Vanelli Worosz (Teck).

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were also non-Canadians. There are still many good Canadian NHL players. It’s just that the outstanding ones almost all seem to hail from offshore. Canada will enter the next Olympic tournament as the fifth seed, an unthinkably low position just a decade ago, and won’t be favoured to medal, never mind win. It isn’t just the flair positions that are dominated by, “outsiders,” either. The top goalie was a Swede, as was the top defenceman. The Conn Smythe trophy for this year’s playoff round went to an American, playing on a team captained by an American that defeated another team captained by an American (albeit one with Canadian bloodlines). The Lady Bing award for clean play went to a Canadian who had a minus-15 season. There were two Canadians, James Neal and Shea Weber, on the first all-star team, and I suppose we can take some comfort in three on the second unit, but all-in-all it paints a woeful picture of the route Canadian Hockey

has taken - toughness or grit or whatever and systems play is the endall of our coaching. Fun doesn’t matter and individual skill is left to some creator or other. There is still a very good living to be made by defensive-minded Canadian players, witness local Barrett Jackman’s recent renewal as a core player in the very defensive-minded St. Louis franchise, but top-tier (first line, power play) spots, from whence the entertainment value in pro hockey (and the fun in amateur play) proceeds, are mostly reserved for players who have learned to turn quickly and handle the puck. Players like that more often than not hail from non-Canadian training and coaching systems these days. Canada is still the pre-eminent producer of players in North American pro leagues, so this issue is important to everybody. Will Canadian executives and coaches get the message here, or will the game become even more dreary as time wears on? Stay tuned - for at least as long as you can stay awake, anyway.

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Hydrangeas provide hardy addition to flowerbeds


’m definitely not a fan of winter snow but when there’s three feet of it outside, I try to put on a positive spin by thinking of how great it is for those who love outdoor winter sports. For those who find the constant rain painful, please think of all the new shrubs and trees planted in Kootenay gardens this spring. They couldn’t ask for better conditions to help get growing!


SIDDALL Ground Rules in Gardening In spite of our lack of sun, all my conifers have put forth a new flush of growth and my new hydrangeas are starting to flower. When I recently moved I wanted to bring my beautiful Quickfire hydrangea (hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk) with me but it was too entrenched in the roots of a mature Ivory Silk lilac tree so I had to buy a new one. It’s definitely one plant I don’t want to be without! Along with the Quickfire, I’ve strategically placed four of its cousins along the fence around the perimeter of the back garden bed; ‘Invincibelle Spirit’, ‘Pinky Winky’, (you

said pinky winky..... heeheehee)‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘Vanilla Strawberry’. These are my top choice for flowering shrubs because they bloom and provide lots of colour through most of our season – from early July through October. I’ve spoken before about the Quickfire and am pleased to say it always is a beautiful addition to the garden. It can be planted in full sun to part shade and matures at 6 feet tall x 4 feet wide with white flowers that transform to a rich, deep pink in fall. I’ve also mentioned the ‘Invincibelle Spirit’ (hydrangea arborescens) with its stunning pink flowers that bloom on new wood; the first-ever pink Annabelle hydrangea; will do well in full to part sun and matures at 4 feet tall and wide. The “Pinky Winky’ (hydrangea paniculata ‘DVPpinky’) has been around for a few years so some of you might already be enjoying one in the garden. Its strong upright red stems hold the large two-toned, white and pink flowers from drooping like the ‘Pee Gee’. It will take full sun to part shade and grow to about 6 feet tall. The “Fire and Ice” specimen (hydrangea paniculata ‘Wim’s Red’), a gift from my sister, is a new hybrid that will produce flower clusters, opening in a beauti-

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Summer camps kick off Don’t miss picnic Camp Cawabunga (for ages 6 to 8) and Summer Adventure Camp (for ages 9 to 12) starts up the week of July 3. Both camps run at Gyro Park, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (drop off starts at 8:30 a.m.). Your child will enjoy tons of great activities, craft projects, fieldtrips, special guests, and games galore in the park. Each week has a different theme. The first week starts off with ‘Camp’s Got Talent.’ Sing, act, dance, and showcase your true talents. Perform a puppet show, and be a comedian for a day. Everyone who registers for a full week will receive a free camp T-shirt. The third annual Kids Triathlon goes July 7 for ages 4 to

12. Each age group will be able to experience what a triathlon is all about, including a swim, a bike ride, and a run to the finish line. This event is all about fun and fitness for the whole family. A post-race celebration in Butler Park will include food, beverages, and door prizes, so stick around in case you win something. Participants can check in starting at 8:15 a.m., then the orientation starts at 9:15 a.m. (everyone must be present for the orientation), and the first group (four year olds) start at 10 a.m., then the 5 to 6 year olds, 7 to 8 year olds, 9 to 10 year olds, and finally 11 to 12 year olds. Come and be a part of this fantastic event.

Junior Golf Camps instructed by Kevin Nesbitt, CPGA hit the fairways. Take the opportunity to receive quality instruction through Canada’s national CN Future Links development program. This program consists of multi-level instruction and rewards, support materials, and assistance with developing the junior golfer. Free gifts will be supplied to all participants. Camp 1 is for beginners ages 7 to 13 on July 16 to 18, Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Camp 2 is for intermediates ages 10 to 15 on Aug. 1 to 3, Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Both camps located at Champion Lakes Golf Course.


Fun days make big splash Dive into summer The Warfield Pool and Waterslide are now open for the season. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.– 6:30 p.m. Swim lessons start soon with Set 1 going July 9-19; Set 2 – July 23-27; Set 3 – July 31 – Aug 10; Set 4 – Aug 13 – 27; Set 5 – Aug 20 – 30. Special Events and Fun Days kick off at the pool with the Canada Day Carnival on July 1 from 1-3 p.m. There will be Hot Dogs, Birthday Cake and Fun Games for all to enjoy. Also up coming are Hawaiian Day,

July 21, Halloween in Aughost, Aug 11, and the End of Summer Bash, Sept 1. The first Hot Dog Day of the summer goes July 5 from 4-6 p.m. Grab a bit and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of water and sun. The Summer Playground Program is set to start on July 7 at the Village Square Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to children ages 6-12 years, the program promises a full day of arts, crafts, games and lots of fun. To sign up for swim lessons or to rent the pool for private parties call the Warfield Pool at 368-5111.

PUBLIC INFORMATION BUILDING PERMITS Electoral areas ‘A’, ‘B’ and Municipalities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Trail and WarďŹ eld Property owners and Contractors are reminded that a building permit is required prior to the construction of: r New buildings r Accessory buildings

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The Seniors Day Picnic is set for July 5 from 2–6 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Family Park (aka Marsh Creek). Cost is $12. Games 1 to 75 will be from 2:30–4:15 p.m., dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. and the B.C. Old Time Fiddlers #9 will play from 4:30-6 p.m. Bring your crib board or just sit back and relax. Picnic tables are provided or feel free to bring your own lawn chair. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance (deadline is June 29) at the Fruitvale and Montrose Village Offices or the Recreation Office at the B.V. Arena. Zumba in July goes Monday at the Fruitvale Hall from 7–8 p.m. and Thursday at the Montrose Hall from 7–8 p.m. There are no morning classes in the summer. Check with instructor for punch passes. Zumba Gold instructed by April Haws is a fitness program designed for the active older adult, the beginner participant, and others that may need modifications for success. The current session is on Tuesday from 8:10-8:55 a.m. with a 15 minute tea time and will run until July 17 at the Montrose Hall. Cost is $9 drop in for seniors or $10 drop in for others. Chito-Ryu Karate, instructed by Sensei Scott Hutcheson, will have a summer session starting July 4 – Aug. 22 from 11a.m.-noon at Mazzochi Park (first three classes) and the Fruitvale Hall (remaining 12 classes). The cost is $90 for the 15 classes. To register for any of the above programs, please call Kelly at 367-9319.

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Don’t blame waitress for husband’s bad behaviour Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 60s and have been married for 28 years. We recently retired. My husband and I both enjoy stopping at neighborhood bars for a drink before dinner, but I’ve noticed that he indulges quite a lot and often starts at lunchtime. The problem is, after he has had a few glasses of wine, he begins to get a little forward with the female servers. He kisses the hand of the waitress, which I believe is his way of showing appreciation. I support his empathy for the hard work these young women do. However, in the latest episode, he grabbed a waitress’s hand and held it for what seemed to be an unnecessarily long time. I thought the waitress should have withdrawn her hand, and I asked her what she was still doing there. I did not make a big fuss, but she with-



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drew her hand and left, visibly upset. I realize that I was rude, but it seemed like my husband was unaware of the consequences of his actions. Since then, I have avoided going back to that bar, but I don’t know a permanent solution to this kind of embarrassment. Should I avoid going to a bar after my husband has had one too many? That means we cannot stay at a bar longer than 45 minutes, because he drinks quickly. He gets grumpy if I try to leave too soon, because he always thinks he is fine. It also means I have to cut short my

own enjoyment. We have been lucky that we’ve avoided any incidents with law enforcement personnel. I need your counsel. -- Uncertain and Afraid Dear Uncertain: Please don’t blame the waitresses for your husband’s inappropriate behavior. He is drinking too much to control his flirting and keep it within acceptable bounds. If he starts at lunch, it sounds as if he is developing a serious drinking problem. Don’t be naive about it. Contact Al-Anon ( for more information. Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 30 years. My son (his stepson) is in his 40s and is married with two young sons. The problem is, my husband refuses to treat the grandchildren as his own. It is awkward when I spend time with them and my husband stays home.

But it also makes my son feel terrible, and it breaks my heart. I’ve tried everything to get my husband to feel differently, but he won’t budge. It’s starting to affect our marriage, as we spend less time together with the family. I love my husband, but I’m not going to sacrifice my relationship with my son and his family. Any advice? -- Sad Mom Dear Sad: We assume your husband helped raise your son. We are amazed and disappointed that he doesn’t feel close enough to him to treat the grandchildren with more affection. Has your husband always been distant from your son? If it’s a relatively new reaction, suggest that he get a thorough physical from his doctor. Behavioral changes can indicate medical problems. Otherwise, spend as much time with your son and his family as you wish. Do

not make excuses for your husband. He is what he is, take it or leave it. Dear Annie: This is in response to “No Good Solution for this Arithmetic Problem,” who asked how to divide the costs for a vaca-

tion rental between three families of differing sizes coming from different locations. I would divide half of the cost in thirds, and the other half would be divided according to the number attending. This is both a com-

promise and a reflection of the fact that part of the costs are per family and some of the costs are per person. -Simi Valley, Calif. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar.



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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, June 23, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Because you feel sympathetic toward a family member today, this is a good day to let someone cry on your shoulder. Welcome the opportunity to help someone you love. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might spend time daydreaming today, because your mind keeps drifting into fantasies. That’s OK; it’s just what it is. But do avoid work that requires attention to detail! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If shopping today, you’ll be tempted to buy something luxurious and elegant. Just make sure you won’t be shocked when the bill arrives later. Because it will! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Today you feel gentle and sympathetic toward others. In fact, it’s almost as if you’re doing a mind meld with

someone and you instinctively know what this person needs and wants. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) It’s easy to put the needs and wants of others before your own today. You might say you’re having a Mother Teresa day, where you feel good about helping those who are less fortunate. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You find it rewarding to work with others, especially charitable organizations for those who are needy or suffering. You’ll feel gratified to make a difference in someone’s life. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) People in authority see you in positive terms today. You appear reasonable, sympathetic and agreeable to whatever they say. (That’s a good cover.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Because your apprecia-

tion of beauty is heightened today, give yourself a chance to enjoy beautiful things! Visit parks, galleries, museums, beautiful buildings or pristine nature. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you have to share something with someone today, you might go overboard on his or her behalf. Remember that you deserve to have a healthy self-interest as well.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Relations with partners and close friends are mutually sympathetic today. If someone is down, you will console him or her. If someone is happy, you’ll share his or her happiness. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A co-worker might want your help today or perhaps just your attention. It never hurts to genuinely listen to

someone, does it? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Romance is the stuff of fairy dust today. Love at first sight is possible for some of you. Many of you will feel sympathetic to the needs of children. YOU BORN TODAY You’re a romantic who is drawn to the arts, especially music and literature. (Your personal relationships are the stuff of movies.) You are social and love









to be in the swing of things in part because you need to share your ideas. Magical events always attract you. In the year ahead, it’s important to study or learn something that will be valuable to you. Birthdate of: Emmanuelle Vaugier, actress; Vint Cerf, computer scientist; Cyclone Taylor, hockey player. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes 1st! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 1-604-853-4179


The link to your community

Parts Associate

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

An opportunity is now available to join our outstanding team in the role of PARTS ASSOCIATE If you are a goal driven, experienced parts person, have a positive attitude and enjoy a team atmoshpere, apply in confidence to: phone 250-368-9134

Established 1947 Established 1947

Hauling Freight for Friends for60 65Years Years Hauling Freight for Friends for Over



Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Operators to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout B.C. and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ PRINCE GEORGE training. Van-Kam Freightways’ Group of Companies We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits requires Owner Operators for runs out of our package. Prince Terminal.drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or To join ourGeorge team of Professional email resume, driver’s to abstract and details of truck to: Van aKam is current committed Employment Equity and W ff ll t t or fax Wi604-587-9889 t /M t i Environmental Responsibility. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van-Kam, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

Education/Trade Schools TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627

Help Wanted Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Line Cook Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave Certified Crane Operator required for local construction projects please email resume to


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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

BUSINESS FOR SALE Be your own boss publishing your own local entertainment / humour magazine. Javajoke publications is offering an exclusive protected license in your area. We will teach you our lucrative proven system, step by step by step to create the wealth that you want. Perfect for anyone FT / PT, from semi-retired to large scale enterprise. Call today to get your no obligation info packet. Toll FREE 1-855-406-1253



fax 250.368.8550 email Employment Employment Help Wanted Help Wanted

Cheryl Brown & Brett Mason are thrilled to announce the birth of their son weighing 8lbs, 3 oz

Cohen Fischer Mason

Born May 3, 2012 in Fernie, BC A brother for Wyatt and Nakoda. Extremely proud grandparents Darlene & Lorne Paulson and Gerry & Merle Mason



Trail BC

CHEVROLET BUICK GMC (1989) LTD. Castlegar BC Janitorial Services are needed for the Kalawsky Auto Group. Employment offered, five days per week includes shop and office cleaning. High standards of cleanliness is desired so those with janitorial experience or a janitorial service are encouraged to apply. This will be a contracted position. Only those with insured bonding will be considered. Send resumes to No phone calls. Thank you for applying for this position. Only those shortlisted will be interviewed.

Lavington Division



Own your Future

Armstrong Division

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. We are currently seeking the following positions in the North Okanagan Region of British Columbia. Maintenance Supervisor to join our team at our Lavington Division RESPONSIBILITIES: The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision of maintenance crews to obtain proper operating efficiencies and achieve quality and machine safety standards. QUALIFICATIONS: • Have a good working knowledge of Worksafe BC and OH&S Regulations • Journeyman certification with interprovincial is required. • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in forest industry. • Good organization, planning and scheduling is required. Maintenance Superintendent to join our team at our Armstrong Division RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Plant Manager and working in close connection with the production team, the Maintenance Superintendent will provide direction and leadership to the maintenance crew. As an integral part of the management team, the Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for, the safe and efficient operations in planning, organizing and operating all aspects of the maintenance department in a team environment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 10 years’ experience in all areas of Maintenance. • Strong management skills. • Knowledge and understanding of workplace safety systems and programs. • Ability to analyze data, rationalize solutions, and communicate plans. TO APPLY: If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community please visit our website at: and submit your resume by June 30, 2012 We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sears Canada Inc. is offering qualified candidates an opportunity to own and operate a Sears Dealer Store in…

TRAIL, BC Sears Dealer Stores offer the most popular brands of Major Appliances, Mattresses, Home Electronics, Floor Care & Sewing Products, Air & Water Treatment Products and Lawn & Garden Equipment, plus Sears Catalogue Services. This unique opportunity will allow you to combine your proven business skills with the many strengths of Sears including: • • • • • • •

Field sales and merchandising support Toll-free and online operational support Extensive advertising & marketing support Complete inventory at no cost to you Professional interior & exterior signing packages On-line point-of-sale reservation system Desirable customer payment options

Your sales experience and exceptional customer service skills plus commitment, hard work and winning spirit combined with Sears strengths will provide the structure for success in your community. You must also have the ability to lease (or own) appropriate retail space in a desirable location You’ll earn commission plus additional income opportunities. No fees or royalties. Interested candidates should call… Telephone: 1-800-698-7088 Fax: 1-888-744-3666

Trail Daily Times Friday, June 22, 2012 A19



Help Wanted Line Cook and Bartender/Server Apply at in person with resume to Benedict’s Steakhouse 3 SchoÂżeld 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 oilďŹ eld 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. Driver wanted with Class 1 full time position Day shift in Trail area, 250-365-7321 EXPERIENCED MOA needed for medical clinic. Skills in MSP billing, EMR, bookkeeping an asset. Resume can be delivered to Selkirk Family Medicine in Trail before June 29, 2012 Roofers and Labourers required immediately in Kamloops and Cranbrook area. Ideal candidates will have commercial at rooďŹ ng experience, valid driver license and reliable transportation. Competitive Wages. Please Send resume to shannon@western rooďŹ Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman HVAC gasďŹ tter/Refrigeration Technician. Part time/on call $38.00 hour. Call 250-549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416 email **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL DAILY TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

Trades, Technical


Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services

Household Services

Food Products

Garage Sales


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


Garage Sale in ROSSLAND, #18-891 MONTE VISTA Drive. June 23rd Saturday 9-2

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

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

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

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company w/ marketing & manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in signiďŹ cant growth. We are currently seeking a #1 CertiďŹ ed Planerman to join our progressive team at our Armstrong Division, located in the North Okanagan Region of BC.

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Competitive Wages Development Opportunities On-going Training Dynamic and Challenging Environment

Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and ProďŹ t guide us at Tolko.

MOVING / Junk 250-231-8529

Garden & Lawn

Try our New Italian Pizza 2 for 1. 24/7 ordering, free delivery, BP Hot Foods Deli 250.512.9449


250.364.1005 Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Garage Sales E. TRAIL 1100 Hospital Bench Road (far end hospital parking lot) Sat. June 23 10am-2pm FRUITVALE, 1350 Columbia Gardens Road, Sat, June 23, 8am-12noon. MAMMOTH MISCELLANEOUS GARAGE SALE! FRUITVALE Multi Family 1771 1st St. Sat. June 23. Rain or shine inside and outside. 10am-2pm FRUITVALE MULTI FAMILY/ESTATE Huge assortment! 97 Rosewood Dr. Sat. June 23 8am-3pm




East Trail


$159,000 RE


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



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



$319,900 W NE

Better than new! This quality 1/2 duplex offers over 2,700 sq.ft. of quality Ànishing.

Columbia Heights



A great starter home with fantastic views of the Columbia river. Good value here!







SHAVERS BENCH 2162 6th Ave. Sat. June 23. 9am-12pm little bit of everything

$389,500 E RS Y HO PERT O R P


WARFIELD, 926 St. Sat. Jun.23, Large Multi-Family!


East Trail


and submit your resume by June 30, 2012

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27

Great little package w/ not 1, but 2 helpers! Take a look today!

Thackeray 9am-3pm.

For more information on lung cancer, keep smoking

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

250-368-5000 Park Siding







$489,000 QU



This 2.59 acre site has 2 small cabins that are rented - a place to build your new home when the time is right. Call on this one today!


Check this one out! Large 2 storey family home on over 4 acres close to town. Large rooms throughout. Priced well below replacement value!


A fantastic custom home on a large, landscaped lot. The attentaion to detail and quality make this home on of the Ànest. Call today!



$429,500 W NE

A stunning executive quality home in a quiet setting with a beautiful back yard. This 3 bedroom home is only 6 years old and is a “must see.�

East Trail



A character home on a choice lot, only steps from Gyro Park. This home brings back the charm of yesteryear.



Country living close to town. This property offers 111 acres, beautiful 5 bedroom home, dog kennel, shop, barn, fenced for horses and more!

Charming 1 1/2 storey 3 bedroom, 2 bath character home on a large lot. A must to view!

Spacious double wide modular home with many updates; newer kitchen, laminate Ă oors, newer bathrooms, wood stove and more.

$224,900 W NE




All the work is done, just move into this cute 3 bedroom home!



This great 4 bedroom, 2 bath family home is located on a nice, private .66 acre lot.



.23 acre corner lot with great views. No HST!

For this price, why rent?








$199,900 W NE

$10,000 $17,500 30x120 ................................ $17,500 30x120 ................................ $22,000 3x1 acre ..................... $60,000 each 30x120 ................................





Shavers Bench


30x120 ................................


Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Open concept living featuring HW & ceramic tile Ă oors, 3 beds, 2 baths, covered deck and huge kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances.


Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

2 separate suites, both completely updated! 3 bdrm/1 bath up, 1 bed +den/1 bath down. River views & level entry for both!






The perfect starter or retirement home nicely located on a corner lot in Montrose.

East Trail




Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26

Commercial building currently rented on main Ă oor with over 5000 sq ft undeveloped area upstairs. Great potential here!!



$69,000 Salmo Salmo Salmo Salmo Salmo

Downtown Trail




525 Portia Cres Sunningdale


Houses For Sale


Saturday, June 23 1:30 - 3:30pm

This Miral Heights home is bigger than it looks with over 2600 sq ft!

Beautifully upgraded & private 2,600 sq.ft. home located on a .61 acre lot with tons of space!

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

W.TRAIL Indoor Moving Sale! #1, 2098 Topping St. Fri 10-1 & Sat. 8-4


2261 McBride St, Trail


A fantastic rural setting for this large family home on 1.5 acres. Excellent condition throughout. Call on this one today!

Well maintained 2 & 3 bedrooms townhouse for rent located in Shaver’s Bench No pets and no smoking Reasonable prices Phone 364-1822 or 364-0931.

WARFIELD 856 Forrest Dr. Sat. June 23 9am-3pm

Ross Spur


Saturday, June 23 11:00am - 1:00pm


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


Beautiful, Clean and Well Maintained 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent Located by the Columbia River in Glenmerry Adult and Seniors oriented, No Pets and No Smoking Reasonable Rents, Come and have a look Phone 250-368-6761 or 250-364-1922

MONTROSE 750 8th Ave. Sat. June 23. 8am-2pm 5th wheel hitch and much more.





A fantastic Ànd! Good, solid 3 bdrm home with Àreplaces, dining room, rec room, 2 baths and gorgeous views. Call today!

Apt/Condo for Rent


GLENMERRY 3404 Carnation Dr. Sat. June 23 9am-3pm Rain or shine

Houses For Sale


Apt/Condo for Rent

GLENMERRY 3321 Dahlia Cres. Sat. June 23 8am-3pm

All Pro Realty Ltd.

READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at;


PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, Camera inspection 24hr Emergency Service. 250231-8529

Siddall Garden Services

QUALIFICATIONS; ¡ #1 CertiďŹ ed Planerman or Millwright with a planerman endorsement ¡ Superior Troubleshooting Skills ¡ Excellent Organizational Skills ¡ Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset


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

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


Misc Services

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.50/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Merchandise for Sale


Low maintenance living. Minutes to Red Mountain, US border & golÀng! 906 sq.ft. to 1296 sq.ft. units available. allprorealtyltdtrailbc


Friday, June 22, 2012 Trail Daily Times



Auto Financing



Heavy Duty Machinery

Houses For Sale

Homes for Rent

Auto Financing


Legal Notices

MONTROSE 917 7th St. Renovated 3bd. Open house Sat & Sun June 23&24 1pm5pm. 250-367-0050

WEST Trail - House for Rent 3/4 bedroom with AC W/D F/S. Basement suite. Fenced yard. N/S, N/P $900/month 250364-1203


Auto Loans or


A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale Bear Proof JORA Composter. Kitchen Scraps. 250.578.8168 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local) PAYING CASH for old furniture, antiques, collectables and articles of value. Please phone Pat Hogan 250-3689190, 250-352-6822

Real Estate Business for Sale LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:

Houses For Sale EAST TRAIL clean, 2bd, updated, 1100sq.ft. garage, $109,000 250-512-1887 eve. GENEROUS SRI INCENTIVES & now government grants for first time buyers! SRI Homes and Lake Country are offering unbelievable discounts. Lake Country Modular Homes, located next to SRI’s Winfield factory, offers custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service and the best price! Call Don Purdie toll free at 1-866-766-2214.


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Apt/Condo for Rent Rossland. 2 bdrm, clean, quiet, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. 250.362.9473.


Antiques / Classics

TRAIL, DT, Updated, bright, large 3Bd. Apt. $1,000./mo. +utilities. Available Sept.1st. Call Cary 250-505-6282 TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WARFIELD APARTMENTS. 2-bdrm, N/S, N/P. 250-368-5888, 250-231-0858 W.TRAIL, 2Bdrm. in 4-plex., garage. $550./mo. 604-5528806


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Merchandise for Sale


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

Commercial/ Industrial

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

TRAIL, 1200sq.ft. Many upgrades/ options. Across from Trail Times. Call Cary 250505-6282. Available Sept.1st.

Recreational/Sale 2011 26ft Hideout RLS Travel Trailer, loaded, solar panel, Lg slide $24,900 250.364.1019

Modular Homes

Legal Notices

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,900 Double Wide Modular 1350 sq ft from $99,900

We Will Pay You $1000

Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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

2001 Corolla 286,000KM, P.W, P/L, 4 winters on rims $2995. OBO 250.368.5136 2008 Buick Allure. 112,000km. $10,500. Always garage stored. Never winter driven. Phone 250.364.3078 2010 Red Mustang. V6. Standard. Pony Package. 15,000kms. Only driven for 4 months. Must sell. $18,900 OBO. 250.231.6851. An Awesome Deal! 2005 Mustang Convertible. 4.0L, SOHC V6. Red on Red leather. 5 speed auto. 43,500km. $14,500 OBO. 250.368.5726

Cars - Sports & Imports 1980 MGB Convertible Sports Car. Great shape. Professionally painted. Classic collectors car. Asking $7,500 OBO. Phone 250.364.2788.

Recreational/Sale 1993 26FT 5th Wheel, new hot water tank, large pull-out. $8000 OBO. 250-368-5124

• • • • • • • • •

1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9000 Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information

Get the WHOLE Story

Notice is Hereby Given that all persons having claims against the Estate of LEONARD EMERSON RALPH ECKERSLEY, formerly of Trail, British Columbia, Deceased who died on the 19th day of April 2012 are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned on or before July 6, 2012 after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Maureen Margaret Elaine Eckersley c/o Barbara Cromarty Ghilarducci & Cromarty Barristers and Solicitors 1309 Bay Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4A7

E.TRAIL, 3bdrm. w/garage, close to schools, w/d/f/s/dish incl. $900./mo. +util. References required.Avail Aug 1. 250365-7763 E.TRAIL clean, bright, 2bd, ref. req. July 1, $750 250.368.3354 E.TRAIL, spacious 4bd. $875./mo. +util. Application &ref.req. n/p,n/s 250-368-8375 Fruitvale. 3 bdrm. Close to all amenities. 250.512.9741. Rossland-Furnished Rentals: nightly, weekly, monthly:visit or 250-368-7556

Houses For Sale

If Yes, call or email for free legal consultation and protect your right to compensation. Toll Free: 1-888-988-7052

Cars - Domestic


Homes for Rent


News you can trust.

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

1st Trail Real Estate 1252 Bay Avenue, TRAIL (250) 368-5222


Move in n Conditio

Sat, June 23 12 - 2pm 1771 First St Fruitvale $274,900

Great n Locatio

MLS# K213040

MLS# K211391

Christina Lake $1,500,000

Fruitvale $429,000

Rossland $359,900

Trail $275,000

Warfield $229,900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# K213216


MLS# K206391

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s 10 acre

MLS# K212336

MLS# K205398

Fri, June 22 4 - 6pm 1646 9 Mile Fruitvale $274,500

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MLS# K212989

MLS# K207019


MLS# K213643

MLS# K205510

Trail $218,000

Montrose $199,900

Fruitvale $335,000

Annable $169,000

Trail $155,000

Trail $145,000

Trail $159,000

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Congratulations to

Matthew Burrus

MLS# K211761

evenue Great R rty Prope



Congratulations to

Marissa DeRosa

2012 Graduate of Rossland Secondary

Proud parents are Rob & Jenny Burrus

MLS# K212933

MLS# K212535

2012 Graduate of J.L. Crowe Secondary MLS# K???

MLS# K200362

MLS# K204267

Trail $135,900

Trail $133,000

Trail $105,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Proud Grandparents are Jack & Pat McConnachie

MLS# K200266

Trail Daily Times Friday, June 22, 2012 A21



Teachers mark year without contract

Little Scholar’s Montessori tessori Pre-School School

BY AARON ORLANDO Revelstoke Times Review


Beaver Valley Lions Club represented by Bev Thompson, publicity chair, and Paul Terness, president, present a cheque for $5,000 to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation for the Digital Mammography campaign. BV Lions Club raises funds October- May through Wednesday night Bingo at the Fruitvale Hall and Meat Draws at the Fruitvale Pub.


Parents to pay for outof-catchment busing BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Creston Valley Advance

Parents of children who attend schools out of their catchment area are going to have to start paying for busing, School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) trustees have decided. A motion by trustee Lenora Trenaman, who represents Crawford Bay, East Shore and West Shore, to direct senior staff not to implement busing fees of $20 per month per child was defeated at Tuesday’s board meeting in Nelson. The board of education meeting included more than 24 parents, teachers and principals, who attended at the Creston Education Centre by videoconference. Trenaman introduced her motion by apologizing to the board, parents and staff, explaining that through

Limited Space Left! Register Now Jr. Kindergarten Program (Age four by Dec 31) Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 1:00-4:30pm (Four day a week program)

Pre-School Program (Age 3 at time of enrolment) Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 and Friday 9:00 - 12:00 250-368-6789 1555 B McLean Street,Trail

Kootenay Lake Levels Alert - High Lake Levels | June 21, 2012

the budget discussion process, she had not caught the new plan to implement busing charges. “How did I not pick up on this?” she asked. “I can’t give you a good answer about how I missed it. But I did.” Town of Creston trustee and board chair Mel Joy sided with the administration’s recommendation. “I put a huge value on the catchment schools,” she said. “I have a difficult time with fees, but when I know that there is a good school in each community, I think we are making the right decision. Charging fees for out-of-catchment students for me comes second to the strength of our community schools.” Despite Trenaman’s caution that “this is a slippery slope”, the board narrowly defeated her motion.

Local 480 United Steel Workers Charities

FortisBC is advising local residents that Kootenay Lake levels reach 1752 ft. at Queen’s Bay on June 18th, and may possibly reach 1753 ft. in the next few days. There is a risk of flooding in some areas. FortisBC has been operating the Kootenay River system at the maximum discharge since the middle of March and will continue to do so until after the lake peaks.

Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1752.15 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 8 to 12 inches. 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft. / 2010 peak: 1748.68 ft.


Present level: 1749.54 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 8 to 12 inches.

For more information on emergency flood preparedness contact your local authority, or visit the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) website at or call 1-800-663-3456. If you would like to be notified via telephone or email about large or unusual changes to Kootenay Lake water levels, visit to complete an online form or call 1-866-436-7847.


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

32nd Annual


Picnic All Area Pensioners Welcome

Thursday, June 28


Supper 4:30pm Birchbank Picnic Grounds Bring your own utensils Tickets are $5 and to be picked up at Local 480

Revelstoke teachers rallied in Grizzly Plaza Wednesday to mark one year since they’ve been without a contract. A small group of teachers held placards and at the Victoria Road intersection, getting honks of support from some drivers. Revelstoke Teachers’ Association (RTA) president Bill MacFarlane has spent much of the past year at the bargaining table in the Lower Mainland, but was back in Revelstoke for the rally. He said he felt the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has been at a disadvantage from the start, saying the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) anticipated the government would step in: “[The BCPSEA] knew that Abbott would legislate right from the beginning, so, right away, that puts them at an advantage. They’ve got all the power ... through the government.” MacFarlane says he’s concerned the whole process is heading towards an imposed contract.



Route 359 10 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Forsythia Dr Route 362 26 papers 1st, 2nd & 3rd St, Evergreen Ave Route 366 18 papers Beaver St, Brookside, Columbia Gardens Rd, Maple Ave Route 368 26 papers Caughlin Rd, Davis Ave & Hepburn Dr Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 28 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr Route 381 11 papers Coughlin Rd Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd

Route 195 17 papers Route 211 29 papers Blake Court, Shelley St,Whitman Hazelwood Dr, Olivia Cres & Way Viola Cres Route 219 17 papers Blueberry Hazelwood Dr Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St Rossland Route 401 11 papers Montrose 3rd Ave, 4th Ave, 5th Ave, Route 341 24 papers Georgia & Monte Cristo St 8th Ave, 9th Ave,10th Ave Route 403 12 papers Route 345 9 papers Cook Ave, Irwin Ave, St Paul & 5th St, 8th, 9th Ave Thompson Ave Route 348 21 papers Route 406 15 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd Cooke Ave & Kootenay Ave Route 340 31 papers Route 407 11 papers 10th Ave, 7th & 8th St Columbia Ave & Leroi Ave Route 346 28 papers Route 414 18 papers 10th Ave, 1st St, 8th & 9th Ave Thompson Ave,Victoria Ave

East Trail Route 110 23 papers 3rd & 4th Ave, Bailey & Goepel St


Rossland cont’d Route 416 10 papers 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, Elmore St, Paul S Route 420 17 papers 1st, 3rd Kootenay Ave, Leroi Ave Route 421 9 papers Davis & Spokane St Route 422 8 papers 3rd Ave, Jubliee St, Queen St & St. Paul St. Route 424 9 papers Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, Plewman Way Route 434 7 papers 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave,Turner Ave

Genelle Route 304 19 papers 12th , 13 & 14th Ave, 6th St

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206


Friday, June 22, 2012 Trail Daily Times


SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Sunday, June 24, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’ve been feeling an increasing need to rebel against authority lately. Now the moment for it seems to have arrived. Easy does it. Don’t do anything you’ll regret later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Think twice about everything you say and do, because an unconscious need to resist others might make you do something you’ll later regret. (It’s hard to pinpoint when it’s unconscious.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Relations with a group might be torn apart today. This could be with one friend in particular, or you might simply leave the entire group. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you can, you will try to strike out on your own now. You want more independence in your life, both personally and professionally. Nevertheless, easy does it. Go

slowly. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Something might occur that radically changes your belief system or alters it in some way. Or you may take an entirely new approach to higher education, publishing, the media, medicine or the law. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your relationship to the wealth of others (including shared debt) might be undergoing a revolutionary change. This is something that was unavoidable. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Relations with partners and close friends are being tested now. Those who have outlived their usefulness will die on the vine. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Many of you will strive harder than ever before to be self-employed. You feel a strong need to rely only on yourself and be your own boss. (There’s nothing wrong with that.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You feel competitive at sports events or anything related to show business, the hospitality industry and possibly even with children. Failing romances will end now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Major changes are taking place at home or possibly within your family dynamic. Whatever happens ultimately will be for the best. These changes were overdue. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an accident-prone time for your sign, so pay attention to everything you say and do. That way you won’t have reasons for regret later. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Keep an eye on your earnings and your cash-flow scene. Something appears to be unstable here. Some of you might undergo a sudden change of jobs, which you have been suspecting might

happen. YOU BORN TODAY You become intensely involved with whatever you do. Many of you develop a particular technique or skill that you use. You like to work in your own private world; however, you also like to explore spiritual realms, because you are aware of the consequences of your actions. Good news! Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big. Birthdate of: Lionel Messi, soccer player; Liane Balaban, actress; Curt Smith, musician. For Monday, June 25, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your idealism is aroused now, which is why you seek out people you admire. You also enjoy reading or learning inspirational things because you want to grow in wisdom. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) When it comes to moneymaking ideas today, the sky is the limit. However, make sure your ideas are realistic (even if you’re spending money), because your thoughts might be too pie-in-the-sky. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You feel inspired now to be the best you can possibly be. You sense that the opportunities to do so are at hand and the rest is up to you. You’re right -- it is up to you.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your awareness that your own happiness is involved with helping others is growing. Furthermore, you see that a lot of your limitations are self-imposed! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You feel inspired because you know that you have a chance to help others or enlighten them in some way. Use your knowledge to teach them in any way you can. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Others respect you today. In particular, those in power might ask you to take on increased responsibilities, in which you can influence things for the better. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) If you can learn more about philosophy, religion or other belief systems, you will feel inspired today. If you’re lucky, you might meet a person who is a valuable teacher. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Others are generous to you now, and it is occurring to you that what goes around comes around. Perhaps your own generosity in the past is what is bringing you this good fortune now? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You want your closest relationships to be meaningful. Just make sure your demands are realistic, because, after


all, we are all frail mortals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your hopes to create something better at work might come to fruition now. In a way, it’s simply your hard work paying off, isn’t it? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your creativity can soar today! Enjoy artistic work, playful activities with children, the entertainment world and, of course, romance. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You have an opportunity to make wonderful changes at home or even in your family now. Do whatever you can, and remember that motivation is everything. YOU BORN TODAY You are imaginative and original. You’re also aware of what you’re dealing with, including your limitations, which is why you succeed. However, it’s important for you to have the respect and support of others. In turn, you are nurturing to others as well. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Romio Dallaire, humanitarian/ author; Anthony Bourdain, chef/author; Celia Franca, ballet dancer. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Employee Price Adjustment .............$995 Delivery Allowance ..............................$1,750

Employee Price Adjustment ..........$1,280 Delivery Allowance .............................$1,500

Employee Price Adjustment .......... $1,868 Delivery Allowance ............................$4,000

Total Eligible Price Adjustments ....$2,745

Total Eligible Price Adjustments ... $2,780

Total Eligible Price Adjustments ...$5,868

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Offer includes $1,600 freight and air tax and all rebates.

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Offer includes $1,600 freight and air tax and all rebates.

Standard features include:

Standard features include:

Standard features include:

• Air Conditioning • Remote Keyless-entry • MP3 Capable • Power Windows

• Air Conditioning • Steering Wheel Audio Controls • Remote Keyless-entry • MP3 Capable • Power Windows

• Air Conditioning • AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control◆ • Sirius® Satellite Radio with 6 Month Prepaid Subscription†††

5.1L/100km 55MPG HWY *** 6.9L/100km 41MPG CITY ***

5.5L/100km 51MPG HWY *** 7.8L/100km 35MPG CITY ***


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6.0L/100km 47MPG HWY *** 9.0L/100km 31MPG CITY ***


††† 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 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. ‡Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 14, 2012 to August 31, 2012 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, and 2013 Shelby GT500). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ‡‡No purchase necessary. For full contest rules, eligible vehicle criteria, and to enter as a Ford owner, visit (follow the entry path applicable to you, complete all mandatory fields and click on ‘submit’) or visit your local Ford Dealer for details. Open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority, possess a valid graduated level provincially issued driver’s license, and are owners of Ford branded vehicles (excluding fleet customers and all Lincoln and Mercury models). Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/plated and insured. Non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. *Purchase a new 2012 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape XLT I4 FWD with automatic transmission/2012 F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4 for $14,854/$17,819/$20,431/$22,253/$46,313 after Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $2,745/$2,780/$5,868/$5,446/$14,186 (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $995/$1,280/$1,868/$1,946/$7,186 and delivery allowance of $1,750/$1,500/$4,000/$$3,500/$7,000) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been 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. Delivery Allowances 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. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [6.9L/100km (41MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (55MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Fusion 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.0L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Escape 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [10.0L/100km (28MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) 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 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription


Friday, June 22, 2012 Trail Daily Times

$10,000 cashback for first time buyers


Energy efficient design 4 bed 3 bath & 2 car garage

land + house + net HST

Richard Daoust 250.368.7899 Robert Felsch 250.368.1966





OPEN HOUSE Saturday June 23 12-2pm


531 Turner Street, Warfield

2026 St. Paul Street, Rossland

Built in 2009, this compact charmer is perfect for single, couple or empty nesters that want modern open concept, low maintenance living. Home features vaulted ceilings, heated garage, private yard and comes with New Home Warranty. Call now before its gone.

Tons of space and fantastic southern views in this 3 bdrm fixer upper with hardwood floors and wide baseboards. Centrally located close to town & both schools. With some elbow grease and creativity, you can make this a great place to call home.


Call Deanne (250) 231-0153


Call Christine (250) 512-7653


Licensed suite to help pay the mortgage! Gorgeously renovated, this home features an open floor plan with a new kitchen, 3 bedrooms + a den, 3 bathrooms and a large mud room and a completely self contained 1 bedroom suite. Situated on a park like 112x100 ft fenced lot. Call Mary A (250) 521-0525


2740 Tamarack Avenue, Rossland


Fantastic opportunity- 29 subdividable acres for your dream home, hobby farm or to hold as an investment. Treed with large level building sites and plenty of privacy. Electricity and telephone available at property line. Call your REALTORÂŽ today to view this opportunity.

Pristine Redstone Resort. This 4bdrm home is beautifully planned and finished and features an open floor plan, spacious kitchen and vaulted ceilings. The master has a custom fireplace, walk-in closet and amazing 6 piece ensuite. It must be seen to be appreciated. Call now! Call Richard (250) 368-7897


Super family home located on a quiet street. 3 bdrms on main floor, super lot, terraced backyard with gardens and orchard trees, call your REALTORÂŽ for a viewing, you will love the deck!

4 level split 6 bdrm solid home on 90x100 lot. New roof, new deck, huge double car garage / workshop. Lots of space here!

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Art (250) 368-8818

1771 First Avenue, Rossland

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Top quality 3 Bdrm/3 bath home on a 90 by 100 ft lot with in-ground sprinklers, a spacious wrap-around deck and covered patio. Several recent upgrades include new roof, garage door, thermal windows, laminate flooring and a finished basement. Huge living room/dining room and main floor laundry make this a must-see!. Call Terry 250-231-1101


Dream Rossland home & property. This home has it all. Open floor plan, big windows, vaulted ceilings and in-floor heating. Built in 2000, is a separate 13x31 exquisite studio. This bright, beautiful building is heated with gas fireplace, and 3 pce bath. Call now! Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! For additional information and photos on all of our listings, please visit

441 Whitman Way, Warfield

913 Earl Street, Rossland


Deanne Lockhart ext 41


1621 Cooke Avenue, Rossland


Looking for complete privacy in Rossland? Want to be a 3 minute walk to Idgie’s and the Steam Shovel? How about your own outdoor climbing wall of natural granite. Oh did I mention all this for $209500. Very hip 2 bedroom home with beautiful gardens, natural landscaping, incredible views and total privacy. MLS#K213813 Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162

4-level split 4 bdrm 2 ½ bath home is located in Pinewood. 200sqft deck, new window and door package, double carport with concrete driveway. Pine plank flooring, tile and carpet, gas fireplace, wood stove. Mature cedar trees off both decks, spacious private lot, and easy access to Bike Trails. MLS# K212363


1013 Silvertip Road, Rossland


458 Buckna Street, Trail



1506 Park Street, Rossland

1740 – 2nd Avenue, Rossland

Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur


This Emerald Ridge home is beautifully planned and finished. The home offers a great floor plan, deluxe kitchen and fabulous hobby room. There is lots of custom woodwork and you will surely appreciate the high quality finishings. You must see this home to appreciate all it has to offer! Call now. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest

Cell: 250-231-5591

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Ron Allibone

ext 30


A hidden secret. This cute and immaculate 2 bdrm home is tucked away on a private hillside. Wiring and plumbing have been upgraded. Call your REALTOR(R) for an appointment, you will not want to miss this opportunity.

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Cell: 250-231-0153

423 Rossland Avenue, Trail

ext 42

Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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Trail Daily Times, June 22, 2012  

June 22, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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