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Canada Day celebrations postponed by high water CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Excessive rainfall has led to rising river levels in Castlegar and the surrounding area, causing havoc on properties near the water. The wet conditions have caused the city of Castlegar to cancel the annual Canada Day celebration, which

was set for Sunday at the Castlegar Community Complex. The event, which was to have featured a barbecue, live entertainment, games and activities, cake, and a 40’ screen playing The Lorax, is rescheduled for July 22. “It’s officially postponed,” said councillor Kevin Chernoff. “It’s been cancelled

due to the weather. There are a couple of factors. One is that even if it quits raining, the field is too wet. It’s the type of event where you throw a blanket down and watch the movie. We just can’t see it happening. Today it’s not raining, but we’re supposed to go right back to the same weather we had. Second, if

we cancel now there’s no charge to move the date. If they came here and it was raining and we canceled, there’d be no refund.” Chernoff said the call to cancel the popular celebration wasn’t easy. “It’s a call no one wants to make,” he said. “We’ve struggled with a few of these outdoor events like this. It’s not something we

look at lightly. But it’s just not feasible this weekend. So we’ve moved it to July 22, hopefully the weather is better by then.” B.C. Hydro put out a press release on Wednesday reminding residents to be mindful of higher than normal flows when planning activities near the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers.


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News Crescent Valley resident perishes in creek CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Kootenay Boundary RCMP has released the name of a man who drowned near Pass Creek Road on Saturday. The deceased is Edward Posnikoff from Crescent Valley. Posnikoff ’s body was found on Sunday at approximately 10:30 a.m. in Goose Creek near Pass Creek Road. Posnikoff was most likely swept away by the raging river after going to check

the water levels and flooding on and around his property at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “There’s a strong likelihood he was swept away,” said Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel, RCMP Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment. “It’s possible he lost his footing and fell in. He could have been on the bridge when it gave way. We will likely never know.” The deceased’s brother went outside about 30 minutes later to find the bridge

washed out and no sign of the subject. The occurrence was reported to Nelson RCMP at 7:34 p.m. through the assistance of a neighbour. Nelson Search and Rescue was immediately activated and attended the scene. The Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment Police Dog Service also attended along with the following agencies: Crescent Valley Fire Dept., Beasley Fire Dept., Tarry’s Fire Dept., and Nelson Rural RCMP.

Search efforts were conducted but were limited due to the weather conditions as well as the rapid water flow and high water levels. The RCMP cautions residents, pet owners and hikers to avoid flooded areas and fast running streams and rivers. Until current conditions improve - area residents with pets should place them on leash and have the animals under close supervision around these waterways.

Local library funding in place through 2014 CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

At Castlegar City Council’s meeting on June 18, council agreed to enter into an agreement with the Castlegar and District Public Library for three years. “We approved the library grant funding agreement,” said councillor Gord

Turner. “We have a contract that they sign and we’ve authorized this for the next three years. We have agreed on a two per cent increase over the next three years. That will allow them to have stability with their planning. They can move ahead with all their planning for the next three years as they

get their other library funding items.” The library will receive $272,300 in 2012, $277,800 in 2013, and $283,400 in 2014. As part of the agreement, the library association must keep the city informed of it’s activities and financial status. The city of Castlegar and the RDCK are the two main

funding sources for the Castlegar and District Library. Castlegar contributes 53 per cent of the total revenue of the library; The RDCK contributes 29.5 per cent; Provincial funding = 12.5 per cent; Librar y-generated revenue = 3.3 per cent; and other grants = 1.8 per cent.



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After almost 80 bargaining sessions and 16 sessions with mediator Dr. Charles Jago, the public school employers have reached a tenta-

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concessions the employer was asking for about seniority and hiring based on suitability and those are not something they’re pursuing. So that’s encouraging. Those were very problematic for us. “It looks like 75 per cent of teachers in B.C. will have improvements and benefits, which is something we haven’t had for over 20 years.” Davidoff said the deal was basically a roll-over of the 20062011 agreement. “We then start bargaining again,” he said. “We’ve agreed to talk about different issues such as post to fill, lay-off and recall provisions, and

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professional growth, in the fall. If we can’t agree on those things then the status quo prevails. Then what we do is start bargaining again in eight months. But it avoids the legislated agreement, the harsh fines, and further punitive legislation - and that’s important. It looks like we’ve broken net zero, but I’m not sure yet. That’s the question I have. “It’s a small step in the right direction, where we’re actually bargaining. And that’s all we’ve ever asked for. We just want to be able to bargain a collective agreement. I hope this is a small step forward in that direction.”

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to provide students with the best education possible. “In the days ahead, BCPSEA and the BCTF will communicate further to their members about the agreement and next steps with respect to ratification.” Andy Davidoff, president of the Kootenay Columbia Teacher’s Union (School District #20), was encouraged by the deal although he sees it as more of a stopgap with some improvements. “It’s a small step forward,” he said. “They have agreed not to impose a contract - that’s positive. We also had huge concerns about the

Local Champions for Literacy were honoured on Monday at a ceremony at Selkirk College in Castlegar. In all, 21 champions were acknowledged at the event. “A Champion for Literacy is anyone who has made a contribution to literacy in Castlegar and area including individuals, groups, or organizations,” said Alana Murdoch, community literacy coordinator for Community Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). This year’s champions are: Linda Bloom,

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Castlegar Chamber of Commerce honours its best of 2012 The Castlegar Chamber of Commerce held its awards banquet on Saturday night at the Fireside Inn. Master of Ceremonies Dale Donaldson was a natural at the podium, keeping things moving with generous doses of well-appreciated humour, and Pat

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First things first, this July first It’s only one day out of the year we have set aside for patriotic partying. But this year, as much as the show of pride means to us, we’re going to focus on matters a little closer to home. The Fathers of Confederation would likely approve of the steps taken lately by our local government in postponing Canada Day hoopla while we, like people in most areas of the province, grapple with concerns relating to floods, or the threat of floods. Every day of the year there seems to be a report of some calamity afflicting some part of the world. On those days we likely tell ourselves how lucky we are to be here. Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis – all have a comforting tendency to show up in other locations. We’ve learned, however, that we’re not immune to natural perils. Whether through wildfires, windstorms or flooding, we can, and do fall victim from time to time as well. This is one of those times. What is familiar and reassuring in the midst of it all is the level of effort, compassion and cooperation demonstrated by all sectors of society. It’s not too soon to thank the large number of people working so hard for their communities. The work is appreciated, and will make for an even better Canada Day celebration than usual. We want to hear from you.

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The Castlegar News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should typically be in the range of 300 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Phone: 250-365-6397 Fax: 250-365-6390 The Castlegar News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Good wins versus evil I’m outraged, truly and thoroughly outraged and disgusted beyond words. Today I was reading online news when I came across a deeply disturbing video. The video, commonly known on YouTube as Making the Bus Monitor Cry, shows four middle school students verbally abusing their bus monitor, 68-year-old Karen Klein. At one point, their taunts and insults were so painful to Klein that she began crying. In response to the tears, one of the students said, “Oh my God, your glasses are all foggy from your [expletive] sweat you fat [expletive]. For ten long and painful minutes the students continued hurling insults and names at the woman including some reference to her kids wanting to kill themselves because she is their mother. Unfortunately, Klein’s son had committed suicide ten years ago. Even more troubling is the fact that not one person on that bus chose to intervene, not even when one of the students actually physically abused her. Factor in that someone maliciously chose to videotape the incident and then post it online and the whole incident takes on huge and ugly undertones. Be forewarned; should you choose to watch the video it’s a shining example of poor parenting, bullying at its worst and disrespect for the elderly all rolled into Craig Lindsay Reporter

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one big ugly ball. Growing up we all got bullied to some degree. There was a huge tolerance for bullies back then, and generally, the person being bullied wasn’t pitied. Instead, he or she was told to grow up or ignore it. Bullying was considered a part of childhood and thus was accepted as such. Thank goodness things have changed. Unfortunately, it took high profile cases, thanks to the social media and the Internet, to change the view on bullying. Nowadays there’s anti-bullying legislation and schools and workplaces have, for the most part, adopted a strong stance against anything that even resembles bullying. As I was researching this story for this column, I began reading posted commentary from readers. Sadly, some of those comments shed a light on why we still have incidents such as this rearing their hideous heads. Here’s just one example of a comment left by a reader, “These little [expletive] deserve a worse possible fate than anyone could imagine. Personally, if I had the opportunity to be in a room alone with the [expletive] doing this to her, they wouldn’t come out alive.” Um…. Yeah. I understand the anger and outrage, I really do. But the retribution some of the readers suggested was just as reChris Hopkyns Publisher

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pulsive and horrifying as the action of the bullies. Maybe even more so. These were adult readers who were commenting, they weren’t middle-school students who have a lot yet to learn in life. It deeply saddens me that we are still at a place where verbal and physical abuse of an elderly woman still happens and it dismays me that the knee-jerk reaction to such things is solution by way of physical mistreatment. Somehow it reminds me of the parent who spanks their child for hitting their sibling. The only redeeming factor to this story is that a Toronto man, spurred by the senseless cruelty towards Klein, set up a fundraising account on in order to help send her on the “vacation of a lifetime” and had, as of June 21, raised some $250,000. Oh, that and the fact that the parents have promised punishment for their offspring. Somehow I think that discipline is a little late coming. The barn door has already been opened. The outpouring of generosity from strangers, however, has far surpassed the cruel acts of those four middle-school students and underscores the fact that, while our society is still peppered with a small population of such evil-doers, as a whole we’re a society which turns our backs on such despicable doings and instead chooses to combat evil with good. Sandy Leonard Production

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Thanks Deb

Thank you Deb Dalton and best wishes in the future. You will be missed.

On behalf of students, staff, and friends, I would like to thank Deb Dalton for her loyal dedication for the past eight years at the Stanley Humphries cafeteria. Deb’s presence went above and beyond “The Cafeteria Lady.” She knew students by name. She cared about, and befriended them. Always hearing, “Good morning,” followed by “Hey Deb, can I tab this?” This was not just a job to Deb. It was her life. She has watched the nervous grade eights grow to the mature graduating students. I was at the cafeteria today, witnessing the bare walls that once held kids’ names (first names only needed as she knew who they were) and all their tabs. A corkboard was filled with grad pictures with “Thanks Deb” on the back. I only hope the people involved in this “covert” operation of Deb losing her passion for this job, have the compassion for saying yes to the child who has forgotten their lunch or maybe didn’t have the resources at home to make breakfast or lunch. Hopefully that child will hear “yes” from the new operators instead of going hungry for the day.

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Urban chickens Whether you are for or against an issue, is not the issue, democracy is the issue. I was told there would be a public meeting on whether or not citizens would accept chickens in Castlegar city limits. Full respect will be given to both sides, all points of view and the ultimate decision by council. I’m not backing off nor giving up until there is a “public” meeting where true democracy can be exercised. If we do not stand up and have our voice heard, we can sit down and witness our freedoms and privileges be lost. There has been widespread support throughout Castlegar for chickens and apparently there are those who oppose this. Let’s all get in the ring and have it out! Phone calls, e-mails, surveys, etc. won’t do. Put your cards on the table for all to see. I will once again be asking for your firm support on this, and attendance at a public meeting will show that. A young boy in my neighbourhood is very upset and wants to know why he can-

not have a pet chicken. As one of my future constituents, I will fight tooth and nail for him. My feathers have been ruffled! Let’s get out there and get it on. Oh, and Phil…put it in words a child can understand. After all they are the future and we should be listening to them. Bok bok, Peter Wulowka Castlegar

RE: Gloria Taylor legal right to die Whether we accept it or not God creates our souls and gifts us with life. Jesus opened heaven for us by His life, death and resurrection. God determines the time of our death. When we elect with full knowledge and consent to end our lives without final repentance we choose eternal painful sorrow separated from God. Similarly, the same consequence happens to anyone agreeing to that view of life’s end. Herman J. Kemperman, Castlegar

Some facts to chew on

A dental hygienist is educated and trained in their profession with a focus on the prevention of oral disease and the promotion of oral health. In B.C., the legislation permits a dental hygienist to own and operate their own dental hygiene practice. But what many of you may not have been aware of is the following: Currently in B.C., a registered dental hygienist cannot provide any dental hygiene services for you if you have not been to your dentist for an exam within the last 365 days. However, on March 31, 2012 the Minister of Health, Hon. Mike de Jong announced new legislation in regards to ‘The 365 Day Rule’. Dental hygienists that meet additional education and experience requirements must apply for and be granted permission in order to qualify to work in this category. If your registered dental hygienist meets these requirements and is approved they will then be able to provide you with dental hygiene services exempt from ‘The 365 Day Rule’. This legislation comes into effect July 3, 2012 and we hope it will increase the public’s access to dental hygiene services.

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Featuring live music, dance, performances and cuisine from the diverse cultures represented in the Kootenay region. Be a part of this exciting cultural event! Go to for further details.


Creek Fairgrounds. Featuring musicians from all over Western Canada and the Northern United States. A fun family weekend with live music, great food, and camping on site. For more details google Castlegar Bluegrass Jamboree 2012 or go to


trail for all biking levels up Merry Creek FSR in Castlegar. Want more information? Visit them on facebook or come out for the next two trail building dates; Sun., July 15 and Sat., August 18 from 10am until 2pm, bbq pro-

vided after. All welcome, many tools supplied. Call Dustin @ 250.231.0384 for more information or JUL. 16-21 - VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL “OPERATION SPACE� - Are

your kids ready to have a blast? Then they won’t want to miss a nanosecond of VBS. Kids will experience a galactic adventure like no other as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas. They’ll also have a close encounter with God’s Word. It takes place at Castlegar Baptist Church - 419 7th Ave. 9 a.m. – Noon /Children Grades K – 6 No charge – register at www. or 250-365-7373 JUL. 21-23 - TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN ROSEMALING DECORATIVE ARTWORK WORKSHOP - Open to

12 people. First come, first serve. Put on by the Sons of Norway. Application must be submitted by Jun. 30. For info call 250365-1017.


June 25 to September 3, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Drop In Skateboarding Coaching. Free Helmet and Skateboards available. ***waiver needs to be signed by parent or guardian. ONGOING: ROBSON AND BLUEBERRY STRONGSTART CENTRES are

free early learning programs for parents/caregivers with young children. Join us for snack, art, stories, gym time, and music. Robson StrongStart - Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m., Thurs 12:30-3:30 p.m. Blueberry StrongStart - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Tues 12:00-3 p.m. For more info call Alana at 304-6862 or 365-7201. A partnership between Robson Community School, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Blueberry Creek Community School.


Monday - 10:00 am Darts, 1 p.m. Whist, Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. Floor  


Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1 p.m. Crafts, 7 p.m. Pool, Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 1 p.m. on 6th ONLY, Bingo, 7 p.m. Rummoli, 10 a.m. 20th Raspberry Reunion, Thursday - 9:30 a.m. Floor Curling, 7th 2 p.m. General Meeting, 1 p.m. Bingo just not on the 6th, Friday - 1 p.m. Bridge/Crib, 20th Sr Regional picnic Trail, 28th Steelworks picnic Birchbank. Also: Missing - one grey resin card table. Please return to senior’s lounge. ONGOING: SPECIAL OLYMPICS CASTLEGAR NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

- For more information please call 250-365-2839.


p.m. at Kinnaird Park in Castlegar. By donation. For info call Darlene 250-365-2155 or email


raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/ defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB SUMMER MEETING SCHEDULE - Third Wednesday of every

month, 6 p.m. at local gardens. For a change of pace, relax over potluck appetizers in a garden setting sharing garden lore. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave: 250-365-9600 or ONGOING: TREASURE SHOP SUMMER HOURS AND INFO - The

Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop will be operating on summer hours commencing July 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012. Mondays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays). Week of July 3/12 ... $8 big bag sale for all inventory except boutique, hardware and jewelery. At the same time a grocery bag size $5 book sale can be enjoyed for summer reading. Mini Silent Auctions will be conducted during the summer months. In the fall we will re-

ffor You & Your Family


vert to our larger Silent Auctions. Donations are greatly appreciated but would you kindly telephone beforehand 250-3657317 in the event we cannot receive your items for a short period of time due to a lack of storage space on a temporary basis. Ladies, gentlemen and students wishing to volunteer at the Treasure Shop are most welcome to do so and can pick up an application form at 210 - 11th Avenue downtown Castlegar across from the Library. Precious volunteer hours no matter how great or few are ever so appreciated in serving the needs of our city and surrounding areas. To all our past, present and future customers from the volunteers at the Castlegar & District Auxiliary Society enjoy a safe. healthy and happy summer with family and friends ONGOING: CHRONIC PAIN SELFMANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS -

Goes for six mondays starting on July 9 and ending August 13. Goes from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Service Society, 1007 2 Street, Castlegar. To register Call or email us at toll free 1-866-902-3767 or selfmgmt@ ONGOING: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS - The local Toastmasters

club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun. Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-3658336.


people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674. ONGOING: CONVERSATION CLUB.

Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. If Canada is your new home, come and meet others who have immigrated to Canada and spend

time chatting and learning. At Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks). ONGOING: THE WEST KOOTENAY FAMILY HISTORIANS SOCIETY

meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (September to June) at Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar. New Members are welcome. For further information, contact Grace DeBiasio at 250-3641426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250367-0076.


Every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge.


at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805.)


Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun. ONGOING: USCC CULTURAL INTERPRETIVE SOCIETY meets every

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre. ONGOING: TEENS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT? Blueberry school has a

movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free but bring $$ for candy, grades 6 and up. Info - call 365-7201. ONGOING: ADULT CO-ED SOCCER

team in Castlegar looking for players. Call Joel at 250-3650869 or Scott at 250-304-0699 if interested. Games Monday and Wednesday nights in Castlegar and area.


Third Thursday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Common Grounds coffeeshop in Castlegar. Our meetings are short and friendly. Contact BEAKS 250365-3701.

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Glorious gardens on display Garden fans got a nice break from the rain Sunday as the 11th Annual Castlegar Garden tour was held. The nine gardens were located from South Castlegar to Genelle. Along with Sue and Curtis Sherstobitoff (whose garden, and Sue, are pictured above) those hosting the tour included: Anne Burla; Dan and Andrea Davidoff; Corinne and Wayne Tamelin; Norman Duetsch and Violet Albas; Nell and Martin Rodenburg; Lori and Rick Woodhouse; Todd and Gordon; Jim Sinclair photo and Linda and Ritchie Robertson.

Kalawsky active at provincial “bloom” level SUBMITTED

BC Communities in Bloom is a province-wide program that provides a framework for enhancing “commUnity Liveability.” As a small not-for-profit society that is typically challenged with resources, we value our team of well seasoned volunteers to bring a wealth of knowledge and contacts to our important organization. Our strengths certainly are well rooted in our passion of helping communities celebrate their unique character. We are pleased to announce this year’s elected Board of Directors and the lo-

cations they come from: Armstrong: Shirley Fowler, Chair Qualicum Beach: Don Alberg, Vice Chair Burnaby: Heather Edwards, Past Chair Castlegar: Darlene Kalawsky Fort St. John: Edward Stanford Kamloops: Karri Loadman Langley: Ali Double, Secretary Langley: Daphne Kelly, Treasurer Nanoose Bay: Peter Crawshaw Qualicum Beach: Wendy Maurer Each of these directors has firsthand experience with the Communities in

Bloom program and it is their enthusiasm for this dynamic program that inspires them to volunteer their time. Almost all of our directors provide Judging for the organization as well. Also deserving of recognition is our additional group of judges: Armstrong: Rea Smith Clinton: Yvette May Kent/Agassiz: Georgia Kliever Qualicum Beach: George Mitchell Qualicum Beach: Lynette Twigge Maple Ridge: Lesa Petrik North Vancouver:

Trisha McCarthy Kamloops: Shirley Culver Langley: Lisa Dreves Maple Ridge: Gunther Blasig Qualicum Beach: Jeannine Oakes Richmond: Gabriala Adamov Vancouver: Jeff Foley Donating between 2500 and 4000 hours every year, this dedicated group of volunteers provides the catalyst to enhance the overall image of British Columbia by helping participants become the best, most attractive and liveable communities within our province and Canada.




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Rain Barrels The City of Castlegar has 50 (fifty) rain barrels available and is offering them to City of Castlegar residents on a first-come basis for $50.00, which includes the downspout diverter. Rain Barrels are an easy and very effective way to conserve water in the yard by capturing rain water for later use. The barrels hold 55 gallons and come with a tap and overflow line. To purchase a Rain Barrel, payment must be made at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC. With proof of purchase, the rain barrels can be picked up after June 12th, 2012 at the Civic Works Yard (4500 Minto Road) between 8:30 am to12:00 pm (noon) and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Transportation of the rain barrels to the City of Castlegar provided by Mountain Transport Institute.

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Rivers and creeks being monitored RDCK SUBMISSION

Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff and emergency responders continued to monitor various rivers and creeks across the district as ongoing and forecasted precipitation warrants increased awareness and vigilance by everyone. Record precipitation amounts in June have initiated numerous flood events since the early part of the month. Intense rainfall (upwards of 6080 millimetres over 24 hours in localized storm cells) last weekend resulted in a number of flood events and numerous states of local emergencies, evacuation alerts and evacuation orders be-

ing declared. The combination of record precipitation and runoff from creeks and streams has elevated Kootenay Lake to near record levels. The lake is currently at 1753.0 (as of midnight June 25), about a foot below the modern historic level of 1754.24 set in 1974. People need to be aware of both the danger posed during flood conditions and their responsibility for protecting their land and property. Watch for warning signs as water courses rise. These include: increase in height and intensity of water flows, mudslides, debris in creeks, colour changes in water or leaning trees. Exercise extreme caution on banks of rivers and

streams as they are likely saturated and potentially unstable and dangerous (undercut). At times like this, take extra care when driving especially on rural or unfamiliar roads – all roads look different with standing water or water running over them. Do not drive into flooded areas you and your vehicle can be quickly swept away. Do not walk through any moving water - less than 15 cm (6 inches) is enough to make you fall. Walk where there is no standing or moving water, footing is solid and watch for tripping hazards. To assist property owners in potential flood areas, designated Fire Stations throughout the Re-

gional District have sandbags available for emergency use, as does the Kaslo Public Works yard and the RDCK head office at 202 Lakeside Drive in Nelson. Stockpiles of sand have been established at locations around the lake and district. If high water is threatening your property these materials are useful but personal safety is far more important than property and belongings. Stay safe! For more information on personal/ family preparedness including details on proper sandbagging techniques, visit the Provincial Emergency Program web site: . For information on river levels: http:// warnings

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City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2L5 Phone: 250.365.7227 Fax: 250.365.4810 IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR 2012 CITY OF CASTLEGAR PROPERTY TAX NOTICE

Your City of Castlegar 2012 Property Tax notice has now been mailed. If you have not received your Property Tax notice or have recently purchased your property and have not received a Property Tax notice, please contact City Hall at (250) 365-7227. Taxes are due 4:30 pm, July 3, 2012. In order to avoid the 10% penalty we must receive payment and your completed Home Owner Grant by this deadline. THE POSTAGE DATE STAMP IS NOT CONSIDERED AS DATE RECEIVED. You can pay using Internet, telephone or ATM banking – Please ensure your 8 digit eg: 201 01234567 account number appears in your payment information – do not include the 201 or the decimal. If paying in person, we accept cash, cheque or debit at City Hall, 8:30am to 4:30pm. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

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Walkway breach Water levels have been pushing up throughout the region, surpassing, as pictured above, the causeway to Zuckerberg Island. Jim Sinclair photo

2101 – 6th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 3B2 Phone (250) 365-3386 Fax (250) 365-0127 Email

PUBLIC NOTICE RDCK (Castlegar & District Community Complex) announces that the Brilliant Historical Bridge will be closed until August 6th for construction of a viewing platform and additional work on the bridge. For further information please contact Jim Crockett – Manager of Recreation at 250-365-3386. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Looking at most of the evidence, coffee is good for us. One study looked at 480,000 people to determine if coffee had any effect on the risk of stroke. Compared to non-coffee drinkers there was an 8% reduction in stroke in those who drank one cup a day and a 13% reduction in those who drank 2-6 cups daily. The research on coffee didn’t differentiate between caffeine-containing coffee and the decaffeinated version. Decaf-coffee used to get a bad reputation because of solvents used to extract the caffeine. Nowadays, the caffeine is removed using a Swiss water process or carbon dioxide extraction. These methods are harmless. People who are confirmed to bed or wheelchairs can develop pressure sores that can be very dangerous and hard to treat. A Canadian university has developed an undergarment to help prevent these ulcers. The garment uses electrical stimulation to keep the blood flowing in the ulcerprone areas of the hips and rear end. It should become available to the public in the near future. Back in 400 B.C., Hippocrates was relieving labour pain by giving a tea steeped from willow leaves. In the late 18th century, the bark of the willow tree was ground up and given for various aches and pains. Today’s version is synthesized acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) known more commonly as Aspirin( the letter R in a circle here). New life saving drugs can often have strange and wonderful origins. Our pharmacists subscribe to many journals to keep current on the latest advances. It helps us to serve our customers better.

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News/Community Ongoing water issues have far reaching effects Continued from P. 1

...coordinating the systems to meet Canadian and U.S. flood control objectives. Upstream reservoirs (Kinbasket, Arrow, Duncan, Koocanusa) are being refilled to reduce downstream flooding impacts. We are also working closely with local agencies and municipalities to address issues around high reservoir and lake levels and high

flows.” As of Wednesday, June 27, the Arrow Lakes Reservoir elevation is at 1440.6 ft and rising at a rate of 0.4 ft per day. The discharge from the Arrow Lakes Reservoir continues to be approximately 55,000 cubic feet per second. B.C. Hydro is working with the City of Castlegar to manage potential damage to municipal infrastructure result-

ing from high flows, including erosion around the sewage lagoons, said Coules. At Mayor Lawrence Chernoff ’s request, flows from the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be held at current levels until the concerns regarding the sewage lagoons can be addressed. “We’re trying to hold water back,” said Chernoff. “We’re looking at the river levels still rising. It’s still coming down

from the mountains. What we have is that everything is full. The rivers are full and now they have to climb up the banks.” The mayor, who has lived in the area his whole life, says that the Columbia River is at the highest he’s even seen. “The volume is absolutely full,” he said. “It’s just horrendous how high the water is. I can tell you it goes back to the ‘60s when there was no

dam. This is just incredible.” Chernoff says they won’t know the extent of the damage until the water level drops. “Now, it’s really hard to tell,” he said. “What you have is water in places where you wouldn’t normally see it.” City crews are currently monitoring water levels and checking the Robson lagoons for signs of instability, said Chernoff.


Up to 145 Yamaha FJR owners congregated at the Fireside Inn from June 21-24 Jim Sinclair photo

Art Walk 2012 gets a grand sendoff CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Local Art fans in got a treat on Tuesday night as the Castlegar Complex hosted the Castlegar Art Walk opening gala. The gala gave residents a chance to see one piece of art work from all 27 artists and meet with many of the artists themselves. “It’s great to see the camaraderie among the artists,” said Sandra Donohue, who is both an artist and a member of the Art Walk Committee. “I

Sandra Donohue poses with her piece Backyard Blooms at the Art Walk opening gala. Craig Lindsay photo

like to see emerging artists get their work out and get established and develop confidence in their work.”

Donohue has artwork appearing at Kalawsky Chevrolet and weaving at the Weaver’s Guild Shop at the Doukhobor

Village. Donohue has been involved with Art Walk since the beginning, which was 16 years ago. “I love to see the public’s reaction to seeing art in the community,” she said. “It helps boost the whole feeling the community has about itself. The public gets to see art, the artists get to have their work shown, and the venues get extra traffic through.” Castlegar Art Walk features 27 artists in 25 venues throughout the city and wraps up in September.

Veteran vehicles Anyone walking past the Fireside Inn parking lot (June 25) might’ve thought they had gone back in time. There were about 20 pre-1914 vehicles – part of the Red Rock Rendezvous which started in Missoula, Montana two weeks ago and has gone through several states and up through B.C. Craig Lindsay photo



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Castlegar 2012

Minor Soccer Section

more excited than As our regular season comes to a close, I’m tlegar. We had a great ever about the potential for soccer in Cas 18 playing twice year, with over 450 kids between ages 4 and facilities were very a week in both mini and youth soccer. Our drainage on Twin good, with work done by the city to improve successful. Our fields Rivers West field (Millennium Park) very very few games stood up extremely well over the spring, and weather! Early in had to be cancelled, in spite of some poor e held to give both the season, 4 coaching clinics sessions wer s for drills and new and returning coaches a few more idea icated coaches who games. I see a new crop of eager and ded further. will elevate the level of local teams even utive was fanThe behind the scenes work done by the exec equipment (proper tastic over the year. Everything from new a solid financial sized goals for U12’s), to sponsorships, to ed to build a strong footing, among other achievements all help soccer in Castlegar. infrastructure to enable a further growth of er even better, and There are a lot of good ideas to make socc ld like to help us we look forward to any new face that wou move ahead. onal district for their Finally a big thank you to the city and regi our Castlegar teams support, for all of the sponsors that made of the coaches and the sharpest dressed on the field, and to all e it happen. managers that gave up their time to help mak Ralph Lunn

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Region Consumer demand is high for Nelson’s The View on West Richards SUBMITTED

A Lion’s Head leg up Nelson-based novice rock climber Ruby Marshall gets some valuable instruction from Shaun King, also of Nelson, during last Saturday’s Climbing Festival behind the Lion’s Head Pub in Robson. The event was a benefit for The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers. Check out the online photo gallery, Click the community tab at Jim Sinclair photo


JUNE June 28th - Evade Beats Free Show June 29th - DJ Premier w/ Freddy Foxx with DJ Bryx

Jun. 30th - House Revolution w/Craig Mullin & Justin Pleasure

JULY July 5th - EI-B & UK Ghost July 6th - The Dudes July 7th - Apathy & Celph Titled with DJ Swan

July 10th - K’Naan w/ Full Live Band with Guests

Consumer demand drives early advanced sales for The View on West Richards A national trend in the home buyer’s market is being reflected locally with the high demand for homes in The View on West Richards, two new eight-home condominium communities in Nelson’s Upper Rosemont neighbourhood. Due to the high consumer demand, The View on West Richards has started advance sales of homes much earlier than planned. Trends in the current home buyer’s market show a new demand for affordability and value in homes that make them not only a great place to live but also a smart investment. Quality new home construction, the benefits of a good location, low maintenance and fiscal reality are high on the list of what today’s

West Creek’s Al answers questions during recent site tour. Submitted photo

consumers want. This trend is backed up by a Conference Board of Canada survey that shows “older homeowners are downsizing to homes requiring less maintenance, and younger homeowners are looking for more affordable first homes.” (Source: http://www. constructioncanada. net/newsletters/93march-21-2012/) The View on West Richards was built with this in mind. By listening to the desires as expressed by today’s consumers, the two elegant eight-

home condominium communities were designed to meet the wants and needs of a variety of Kootenay residents. The homes are built with quality construction and an attention to detail cemented by a solid warranty, but are value priced for today’s market - with starting prices that allow for mortgages that are comparable to local rental rates. “These homes are perfect for the wide array of lifestyles people who live in Nelson tend to enjoy,”

says Pat Davis, developer of The View. The ground level, easy-access three room homes feature an open-flow design through the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Clad in rich cabinetry, with tiled floors, a wall-mounted electric fireplace, covered patio, basement media/recreation room and ample storage space, the three room homes provide flexible living for a wide variety of lifestyles. The upper level four room home boasts elegant, grand vaulted ceilings, along with a built-in entertainment centre, walk-in closet and an executive study off the master bedroom. To learn more about everything offered at The View on West Richards and book your Show Home Tour, contact Pat Davis at 250.505.4820 or check out www. TheVie

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A22 • Golf Camp

July 9-13

• Safe Schools and Communities: Restoring the

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Relational Basis Between Health and Well-Being • Summer Institute: Restorative Justice and Education

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• Occupational First Aid Level 1

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• Fiddle Camp

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• Prenatal

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• Prenatal Refresher

July 25

• Breastfeeding

August 8

• Occupational First Aid Level 3

August 20-31

Thank you On behalf of the Grads of 2012 and their families, we would like to thank the following businesses and people for supporting our various events and fundraising activities over the past year: • Air Liquide • Avenues • The Brick • Castlegar Lions Club • Castlegar Recreation Centre-Kim Hayashi and Todd Wallace and the Maintenance team • Castlegar Rotary –Evening and Sunrise Groups • Castlegar Rotary Interact Club • Castlegar Safeway • Celgar Christmas Party Safe Ride Home • Curves • Certified Coatings Inc. • Di’s Esthetics • Donna deGit-photos • Ed Chernoff and Lee Orr Photography and Video • Norm Lepine -Enormous Productions • Kootenay Market • Ron Mathews and his Catering team • Panago Pizza • Pharmasave • SHSS Administration team-Nathan Robinson Principal, Aaron McKenzie and Karen Lavender Vice Principals, Barb Kinakin and Colleen Lakevold-Office Support • Steve Scott-Old Dutch Potato Chips • Tim Hortons • Trowlex Grad Parent Council 2012 Trail District Arts Council presents

June 28 Smokin’ Jays - pop country July 3 St. Albert Community Band - 50 players from Alberta • this show only at Cominco Gym if it rains

Pop Culture Craig Lindsay takes a hard look at entertainment This week I look at a recent video game and start a new section where I compare two similar pop culture items and pick a winner. Max Payne 3 We start with a new video game Max Payne 3. This is a shooter game and is available on both Playstation 3 and XBox 360. I had high hopes for the third installment of the Max Payne series, but was very disappointed. The game is produced by Rockstar games, which is well known for great games such as Red Dead Redemption and the Grand Theft Auto games. The original Max Payne came out several years ago and was known for its use of bullet time shooting and story about a washed up, drunk anti-hero. The new game is similar except our anti-hero has moved to Brazil after the death of his wife and child. The major flaw I found was the difficulty in shooting, which is tough when it’s a shooter game. The reticle is a small, white dot which, when placed over anything white becomes impossible. So, basically, you hide and try to shoot down wave after wave of very similar bad guys

who come at you. They all seem to take four or five shots to take down. They also like to surround you and the player has no idea where they are coming from. Okay, moving on to our brand new “versus” section where I compare two similar pop culture events such as bands, movies, or television shows. We start with movies: The Avengers vs. The Dark Knight. The two biggest comic book movies were both critically acclaimed and huge box office hits, but which is better? Acting: Not really close. In Batman’s corner you get Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and academy award recipient Heath Ledger in his amazing performance as Joker. In the Avengers you get umm Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth. Av: 2/5, DK 5/5. Action: Comic movies are ultimately about the action and both of these have action aplenty. Av: 5/5, DK 4/5. Story: Despite not many people going to comic movies for the gripping story, Dark Knight has somewhat of a character arc for Bruce Wayne as he watches his city nearly go up in flames. Avengers was really

Observer, participant, judge and jury

about getting a bunch of super-heroes together to duke it out with aliens and gods. AV: 3/5, DK 4/5.

“Okay, most would agree the Beatles are the top rock/pop band in the last 50 years, while Nickleback is the worst” Overall: Avengers went for a more, kind of, hokey story but some fun character interaction. The Hulk was probably the best part. Although, funny how in his first scene in the floating battleship he wanted to basically crush everyone including Scarlet Johannsen’s Black Widow. And then a little later, Ruffalo seems to have complete control over the Hulk and he fights alongside the other Avengers with no problem. The Dark Knight is definitely a darker, more serious study

in the psyche of both Batman and arch-villain The Joker, played brilliantly by Ledger in his final role. Total: Avengers: 10/15, Dark Knight: 13/15. Winner: Dark Knight Returns. Music: The Rolling Stones vs. U2. Okay, it would seem most people would agree that the Beatles are the top rock/pop band in the last 50 years, while Nickelback is the worst. In between, there are hundreds if not thousands of bands that could be ranked in different orders depending on your taste. While some would argue for the Who or Led Zeppelin or Nirvana, the battle for second is really about two bands: the Stones and U2. Longevity: Without a doubt, both bands have been together forever. The Stones started in the 60’s and have put out top hits right up to the 2000’s. U2 started two decades later, but have had more recent success. RS: 5/5, U2 4.5/5. Singer: Bono is the face of U2, as is Mick Jagger for the Stones. While, Bono is not known as a sex symbol, he is charismatic and has the pipes. But he ain’t Mick, who still has huge influence with his name coming up in several

recent popular tunes such as “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5. RS: 5/5, U2 4/5. Influence/spin-off: Mick has had several solo records, while Keith Richards has had a second minicareer with a spin-off band, the Expensive Winos. As far as I know, none of the guys from U2 have ever strayed far. RS 4/5, U2 5/5. Body of work: So many great albums and songs to choose from. Both have tried different genres, some a little questionable (Stones-disco, U2techno) but have mostly retained their signature sound. Top songs for the Stones would be their older tunes such as (I can’t get no) Satisfaction; Paint it, Black; and, of course, from every movie where the main character descends into darkness - Gimme Shelter. For U2, another great roster of hits of which I choose: Where the Streets Have No Name; I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For; and Stuck in a Moment. RS 4.5/5, U2 4.5/5. Overall: Wow, this is a close one. Let’s go to the numbers: Rolling Stones win by a hair with 18.5/20 versus U2’s 18/20.

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Super-sound Music students from Supercat studios perform at the first Concert in the Park at Kinnaird Park on Wednesday Craig Lindsay photo (June 20).

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Just a few wee tastes Rotarians Kay Jones (left) and Brenda Balahura were on hand Saturday at the Element for the Sunrise Rotary Club’s Scotch Tasting event “A Dram Good Evening.” Nine different whiskeys, running the gamut of affordability were available for sampling at the event. See the photo gallery under the community tab at www.castlegarnews. Craig Lindsay photo com.

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From band to blossoms Local elementary kids demonstrate the variety of their interests: Top photo: Mr. Page directs the Twin Rivers grade 7 band during a performance at the school’s year end performance last Thursday. Above: Communities in Bloom representatives and City of Castlegar workers were on hand at Twin Rivers Elementary School to plant several trees as part of Trees for Tomorrow. In all, 23 Western Cedar Hybrids and five Maples will be planted. Craig Lindsay photos



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Golf ’til you drop - 13 rounds for ALS CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Florio Vassilakakis hitting one of his many shots on Monday at the Castlegar Golf Course. The local businessman took on the challenge of golfing as many rounds as possible in one day - all to raise money and awareness for ALS. Craig Lindsay photos

Getting up at 4 a.m. is hard for most of us, for a night club owner who’s used to going to bed at 2 or 3 a.m. that’s unheard of. However, for Florio Vassilakakis, owner of Element Club Bar & Grill in Castlegar, getting up before the roosters was all worth it since it’s for such a great cause. On Monday, Vassilakakis did a one man golf-a-thon at the Castlegar Golf Course to raise awareness and money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “We’re raising money for ALS and raising awareness as well,” said Vassilakakis. “ALS orga-

nizes this whole event province wide and every golf course participates and raises money. Normally the course golf pro or assistants will partake. They’ve done it so many times in the past that they figured they’d give someone else a shot. I told them a couple of years ago that if they ever didn’t want to do it, I’d do it. So here we are.” Vassilakakis ended up completing 13 rounds in 17 hours and 13 minutes. He went from 4:32 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. and finished 234 holes. In total, Vassilakakis raised more than $1,200 for ALS. “Thanks to all my friends and family for their support and to everyone who sponsored me,” he said.

More records for Aquanauts at Creston meet Castlegar News Reporter

those who swam best times were:

The Castlegar Aquanauts swim team participated in the Creston Wave Swim Meet this past weekend. Several members set personal bests and some even set meet records. Of the 38 Aquanauts in attendance,

Milena Gramann, Nick Welychko, Brianne Kellendonk, Avery Cooke, Jessica Zwick, Isaiah Kotaras, Simon Larocque, Emma Lawczynski, Sophie Jansen, Eric Pilla, Ashlee Martini, Genevieve Jin, Claire Cartwright, Ethan


Lawczynski, Ayden Quintanilha, Carson Ogloff, Caitlin Kellendonk, Emily Ashton, Jintia Ross-Van Mierlo, Jeffrey Ashton, Len Coates, Kenna Cartwright, Dimitri Kotaras, Reid Quintanilha, Logan Ogloff, Troy Negreiff, Cayden Cooke, Christopher Paulson, Wren Shaman, Corbin Ander-

son, Hannah Coates, Roman Kotaras & Noah Larocque. MEDALS Bronze - Ethan Lawczynski (div 1), Simon Larocque (div 2), Jeffrey Ashton (div 5), Sera Welychko (div 6), Len Coates (div 8) Silver - Claire Cartwright (div 1), Carson Ogloff (div 1), Cayden Cooke (div 2), Sophie Jansen (div 4), Nick Welychko (div 8) Gold - Genevieve Jin (div 8), Mitchell Bourne (div 8) RECORDS This is the second year of the Creston Wave’s new pool and therefore many of the records set only last year were again beaten this year. The Aquanauts got their fair share of records set this weekend:

Castlegar swimmers Cayden Cooke, Claire Cartwright, Carson Ogloff, and Ethan Lawczynski show off their medals. Submitted photo

Reid Quintanilha - 6 & under 25m

Vassilakakis (far left) takes a brief time-out from his busy day at the course to pose for a picture with supporters Nick Jmaeff (middle) and Scott Clifford of the Castlegar Golf Course.

breaststoke Claire Cartwright Division 1 100m I.M., 50 backtroke, 100 freestyle Cayden Cooke Division 2 50m butterfly Noah Larocque - Division 3 50m breaststroke Genevieve Jin - Division 8 200m I.M.,

100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke Nick Welychko Division 8 50m butterfly, 200m I.M., 50m freestyle, 100 butterfly Mitchell Bourne - Division 8 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle

Division 2 boys 200 freestyle relay Corbin Anderson, Isaiah Kotaras, Simon Larocque, Cayden Cooke Division 6 girls 200 medley relay - Sophie Jansen, Jintia RossVan Mierlo, Sierra Buchanan, Ashlee Martini Continued on P. 31

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Sports Kootenay South boys dominant in Cranbrook tournament SUBMITTED

Despite an ominous weather forecast, our one day tournament in Cranbrook ended up a huge success. We played three games against the KEYSA Rovers, the Kimberley Athletics and the KEYSA Junior rovers. We found success in each game winning by the scores 4-1, 14-0 and 6-0. There were 13 kids on our team and nine different kids found the back of the net. Even more impor-

tant than that, from a coaches perspective, was how well all the kids played together. They played their positions extremely well, they constantly looked for passing opportunities to each other, and I never once saw a selfish play from any of our players. It truly was a delight to watch. While all the other teams played consistently down the middle of the pitch, our team played their positions to perfection, utilizing the sides of the field and exploiting cross-

es into the middle at every opportunity. It was very gratifying to see the kids begin to do everything that we as coaches have been trying to teach. A big congratulations needs to go out to all the kids for a job extremely WELL DONE! -Yuro Ihns Castlegar U11 Head Coach Other Teams representing our area were the two Kootenay South U11 boys teams, Kootenay South U11 Girls and the Kootenay South U12 boys.

left to right- Ty Moorey, William Voykin, William Macleod, Jordan Costa, Hardy Hutt, Bryce Anderson, Noah Carlson, Heiko Ihns, Corbin Anderson, Nick Jenner, Liam Herbert and Coach Yuro Ihns in the back. Not in picture are Blanke Grantham and Carson Pottle. Submitted photos

Special Olympics holds AGM

Special Olympics B.C. Castlegar board members Fred Crerar, Mike Cook, Julie Dembowski, Doug Broad, and Debra MacKenzie pose for a picture before the organization’s AGM on Monday at the Castlegar Community Complex. Craig Lindsay photo CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar branch of Special Olympics B.C. held it’s annual general meeting on Tuesday at the Castlegar Community Complex. Program Coordinator Debra MacKenzie went through

the recent events that the organization has worked on including the Bocce Qualifier which was on June 16 at Selkirk College. After a brief recap from each director, MacKenzie went through the recent budget and the proposed 2012-13 budget.

The 2011-12 budget includes total revenues of $7,763.91. That number includes $3,186.69 balance forward. The largest sources of revenue are program registration which was $1,550 and community donations which was $1,545. The total expenses for 2011-12 was

$8,979.76 for a net income (deficit) of -$1,215.85. The biggest cost for the year was program expenditures which was $4,013.06 and uniforms at $1,467.27. The proposed 2012-13 budget includes total revenues of $6,772.19 and total expenses of $11,230 for a net income (deficit) of -$4,457.81. MacKenzie said the organization is always looking for new people to help with board and/or to help with coaching. She was pleased to see a couple of new faces out at the AGM. Tiffany Vanderstar will be the new local coordinator for Special Olympics Castlegar, while Katie Able will be the new program coordinator.

Mountain bikers work on adding trails

A crew of volunteers with the Castlegar Mountain Bike Society revels in their hard work (and fun) after a rainy day of building a new trail be for all biking levels up Merry Creek FSR in Castlegar. For more details visit them on facebook or come out for the next two dates; Sun., July 15 and Sat., August 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., bbq provided after. All welcome, many tools supplied. Call Dustin @ 250.231.0384 for more information or www. Submitted story and picture.

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Gordon E. (Gordie) Jameson On Thursday, June 21, 2012 Gordie Jameson of Castlegar passed away at the age of 66 years in the KLH. Gordie was predeceased by his parents and his youngest son Randy. Gordie is survived by his wife Gail, his son James & Brandi, grandson Kristopher & granddaughter Ashley, his son Douglas & Amanda, brother Gary, niece Kim, nephew Rocky and family, and many other relatives in BC and Alberta. Gordie was known for his music as well as all the deliveries of explosives. A celebration of Gordie’s life will be held at Taghum Hall in Taghum BC on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 1 - 5 pm. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Nelson BC.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather, Philip P. Kabatoff. Dad passed away May 31st at Castleview Care Centre with his family beside him. Philip was born on February 25, 1924 to parents Mary (Bloudoff) and Pete W. Kabatoff in Crescent Valley, B.C. and was blessed with 88 years of life. He was raised in Claybrick, BC, and as a young man worked as a camp cook helper and laborer in Zincton, BC. In 1950 he married Anne Kanigan and made their home in Winlaw where they raised their four children. In 1952, Philip, along with his father and brothers Peter and Mike combined their knowledge and abilities to build P. Kabatoff and Sons, one of the early businesses in the Slocan Valley. In 1955 the company acquired a timber license in Lemon Creek and started road building to log poles. In 1958 they purchased a small sawmill and planer and eventually employed 15 to 20 people. The company became Lemon Creek Sawmills, where Philip operated the D6 Cat and was known for his excellent road building skills. After the sale of the Sawmill in 1965, construction became his main source of employment. Philip was a member of Construction & Specialized Workers’ Union Local 1611. In retirement he helped his son Philip Jr. with his lumber remanufacturing business, Perry Ridge Paneling, in any capacity he could, but mostly enjoyed visiting with customers. Philip kept busy tending his garden, fishing, being outdoors especially at huckleberry picking time, and maintained an interest in prospecting and geology. A creative individual, if he didn’t have the part he would make something suitable. Philip was a dedicated life-long member of the USCC and will be remembered for his quiet and gentle ways. He wasn’t much of a talker, but was a great observer and listener. Left to mourn are his four children, Sarah(Peter) Saliken, Mary (Bill) Kazakoff, Philip Kabatoff, Katie Kabatoff; grandchildren William (Jen), Lisa (Aaron), Andrew, Reena, Misha, Chase and Joel; 1 great-grandson Bennet; brothers Peter (Frances) Kabatoff, Mike (Nellie) Kabatoff¸ sisters Dorothy(Mike) Shkuratoff, Polly(Nick) Verigin; brother-in-law Edgar Kanigan and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Anne on December 5, 2011, his parents Pete W. Kabatoff (January 1, 1986) Mary Kabatoff ( September 20, 1992), niece Alice Verigin (May 7, 1972) father-in-law George Kanigan (October 7, 1965) mother-in-law Annie Kanigan (July 29, 1972) brother-in-law George Kanigan ( September 29, 1999). Traditional Doukhobor funeral services were held at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel with Peter Zaytsoff officiating, on Thursday, June 7, 2012 followed by interment at the Ootischenia Cemetery. We would like to thank all of our family, relatives, friends and neighbours for their support, blessings, kindness and prayers during this sad time. The family extends their grateful thanks to Dr. Ankenbaurer and the Castleview Care Team who offered professional services, friendship and support with Dad’s care. To the singers who sang so beautifully, to the grave-diggers at Ootischenia Cemetry, to the USCC ladies catering group, to Bill Strilaeff and Sid Malakoff for your kindness, sympathy and professional services. To Peter Zaytsoff for officiating, organizing and directing the family during the funeral service.

I have lost my life’s companion A life linked with my own Day by day I think of him As I walk through life alone. To those of you who have your partner Love him while you may Because the world is not the same When he is called away.

To Gary Verigin for delivering the luncheon to the grave-diggers. To Christina Lidstone for her many hours of massage therapy, love and support. Our beloved Father, Deda, and Great Grandfather has been loved dearly and will be sadly missed by all who new him, rest in Peace in God’s Heavenly Kingdom. We as a family thank you.

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José Fontes FONTES- José died peacefully on June 19, 2012. He was born in Ponta Garca, Açores, Portugal on January 8, 1920 and emigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Castlegar in 1958. José will be lovingly remembered by his wife Alda, his Daughter Maria (Gary) Bacon of Castlegar, his son George (Valerie) of Castlegar, his grandchildren Sean (Robyn) Bacon of Penticton, Peggy Maerz of Salmon Arm, Geoff (Krista) Fontes of Fruitvale, Ryan Fontes of Calgary, Darren (Tiffany) Fontes of Castlegar and Matthew Fontes of Castlegar as well as his great grandchildren Denise and Savannah Maerz, Jordan, Ethan, and Noah Fontes, his sister-in-law Angelina Soares, nieces Lucy Braga and Connie Milburn and their families. He will also be remembered by his many friends and church family. Vigil service was held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Thursday, June 21, 2012 with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Friday, June 22, 2012 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, with Father Martin Bettin presiding. Interment occurred at Kinnaird Park Memorial Cemetery. If friends should desire, in lieu of flowers, to make a donation in José’s memory, it can be made to the Haiti School for Children through St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Castlegar or masses in José’s memory, and would be greatly appreciated by the family as an expression of sympathy. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

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It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Randy McNee. Randy passed away peacefully in his home in Castlegar, BC with his grandson, James by his side on June 5th, 2012. A private viewing was held June 8th at Castlegar Funeral Chapel followed by cremation. Randy was retired from Pulp ‘n’ Talbot where he worked as an Electrician since graduation. Randy had many accomplishments in his life; among being a member of Squadron #581 Air Cadet, and a charter member of Gyro in Castlegar BC, he was well respected at his local Royal Canadian Legion. Randy loved the outdoors, camping & fishing being his favorite pass time; he entered every fishing derby he could. He was also a well versed man as a Readers Digest Member. Many came to know Randy as they visited his ‘Office’ for many years at the Marlane Hotel. Randy McNee was pre-deceased by his Father, Brother & Son. Survived by his Mother; 3 Sisters, Daughter, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Many other Relatives & Relations. Randy will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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John Paluck With great sadness, the family of John Paluck (son Cliff Castlegar granddaughter – Castlegar, Kyla – Calgary, Alberta, and granddaughter Nik – Kenya, Africa) announce his passing in the early hours of Saturday, June 16th. On June 7th 1919, John was born in Canora, Saskatchewan to parents Ann and Nick Paluck. He grew up on the family farm near the Pretty View area, located about 10 miles north of Verigin, Saskatchewan. It was here, at the Pretty View School where Elizabeth Michaluck was teaching, that John met his future wife. On December 4th, 1937 they were married and in 1941 their son, Cliff, was born. Their married life was 4 months short of 70 years. John lived until 93 years of age. While farming, John also became the Reeve of the rural municipality of Keys in 1950-1951. In 1957, John and his family moved from Verigin to Castlegar, BC. Shortly after, he obtained work at Waldie’s sawmill and later at the Celgar sawmill. While working in the lumber industry, John was an active union member of the International Woodworkers of America (IWA). During the later part of his working career, he became a full time safety and grievance officer of the IWA – leaving Castlegar to live temporarily in Cranbrook, BC. So, for a short time, he and his wife lived in different locations. After retirement he returned home to the family home in Castlegar where he lived until his wife passed away in 2007. Shortly after, John relocated to Grandview Heights, a part of the Kootenay Columbia Seniors’ Housing Development. John was predeceased by his older brother Sam and his wife Elizabeth (Mickey to her friends). Mickey lived until the age of 91. Her cremated ashes will be placed in the casket, alongside her husband, John, so they can forever be together. A service will be held on Friday, June 29th, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at the chapel of E. Andrychuck Funeral Home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 at the Riverview North Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home Ltd. in Nakusp, BC and E. Andrychuck Funeral Home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Online condolences may be expressed at

William John Perepelkin Sadly the family of William John Perepelkin of Brilliant wishes to announce his passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Saturday, June 9, 2012, blessed with 89 years of life. Bill was born in Glade on November 28, 1922, the eldest of six children, to parents Nellie and John Perepelkin. In 1924, the family moved to Saskatchewan, where they lived for several years and Bill attended school in Verigin. In 1938, the family moved back to British Columbia, living in the Slocan Valley and Slocan Park and finally in 1941, they moved back to Glade where Bill met his life’s love, Tina Verigin. On February 28, 1946, Bill and Tina got married. They had two sons and lived there until 1954, when they moved to Krestova and had a daughter. In 1962, they moved to Agassiz, BC and then to Vancouver, where Bill was a carpenter in construction. In 1974, the family moved to Brilliant and Bill continued his carpentry trade on different projects. Bill was a member of the USCC and loved to sing in choirs and participated in the peace movement. He served as a director of the Doukhobor Historical Society and was also a member of KRUNA. Bill loved tending his fruit trees, yard and garden. He was an avid reader and liked to have philosophical dicussions. Bill dearly loved his family and was a life-long strict vegetarian. In 2010, suffering from a fractured hip, Bill moved into Talarico Place Care Centre, residing there for the remainder of his life. Bill was predeceased by his son Dennis in 1992 and his sister Una and his brothers Fred and George. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 66 years Tina; son Walter (Donna); daughter Beverley (Peter) Bloodoff; daughter-in-law Janice; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandson; sisters Hazel Samarodin and Elma Hadikin and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services were officiated by Mike A. Kanigan at the Brilliant Cultural Center on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 followed by interment at the Brilliant Cemetery. “MAY HE RES IN PEACE IN GOD’S HEAVENLY KINGDOM.”

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR A part-time position at our Castlegar Campus In this part-time (80%) position, you will prepare and instruct Introduction to Literature in a face-to-face format and College Composition in both a face-to-face and online format. This is an 8-month assignment from August 20, 2012 to April 30, 2013. You have a Master’s degree in English, although a more senior-level degree would be welcomed, and excellent communication and time management skills. Experience with online teaching would be an asset.

ON-CALL FINANCE SUPPORT A variety-filled role at our Castlegar, Nelson and Trail Campuses From data entry, petty cash control and freight shipping/receiving to dealing with the public, filing or working in the mailroom, no two days will be the same as you support the wide range of Finance Department areas. A detail-oriented multi-tasker, you have high school graduation and at least one year of the Business Administration Program or a designating Accounting Program. With two years’ related experience, you have proven proficiency with the MS Office suite and are both speedy and accurate with an adding machine. Experience in FRS and with duplicating equipment would be an asset.

FINANCE CLERK—STUDENT ACCOUNTS A customer-oriented temporary part-time position at our Silver King campus in Nelson You will take on a full range of accounts receivables and finance functions including: cash control, receiving student payments, generating and reconciling revenue reports, making NSF notifications and collections and monitoring delinquent accounts. You’ll also ensure the accuracy of data input, process refunds, deliver bank deposits and prepare invoices. Highly motivated with excellent attention to detail, you have high school graduation, at least one year of the Business Administration Program or a designating Accounting Program and 2 - 3 years’ related experience. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with the public courteously and professionally are also expected. Closing date: 4 pm, July 3, 2012.

For more information visit E X C E E D I N G E X P E C TAT I O N S

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Operators to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev, 604968-5488 or email a resume, current driver’s abstract and details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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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.

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive beneďŹ t package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by

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Bookkeeper/Legal Assistant at Trail OďŹƒce Responsible for the full cycle of bookkeeping with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. Bookkeeping experience with Simply Accounting and PC Law program an asset. Strong communication skills, written and oral. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work with a team and under little supervision. Receptionist/Legal Assistant at Castlegar OďŹƒce Opportunity for someone who enjoys and excels in dealing with the public. ProďŹ cient computer skills in Word and Outlook. Willing to learn new skills, able to work with a team and take on many concurrent tasks with minimal supervision. Joyce Malo Legal Assistant Thompson, LeRose & Brown Barristers and Solicitors #202 - 605 20th Street Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2P2 Phone (250) 365-7757 Fax (250) 365-7730 e-mail oďŹƒ

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Medical/Dental Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client speciďŹ c training.

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Gare’s Home Maintenance & Yard Care General Contracting Call 250-359-2983 or Cell 250-304-5298

1 bdrm, ground level suite in newer house on acreage. Quiet country living 10 minutes from Castlegar. Private entrance, FS, microwave, shared laundry, wood burning stove. NS NP. Available immediately. $800/mo plus utilities. 250365-0743.

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Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales NEIGHBOURHOOD sale. 3360 Pass Creek Rd., Crescent Valley. Sat. June 30, 9-2.

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Misc. for Sale

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 CHRISTINA LAKE updated Home on Lge Lot, 2 blks from Beach & Rec Centre newer S/F, D/W, W/D & roof $175,000, 250-443-4380 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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Cottages / Cabins

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Beautiful Christina Lake, BC Lakefront Cabin Property for Sale/Rent!! Would you like to share ownership of a spacious fully furnished 3 Bdrm private cabin? (boat access across from Marina). Avail.July $1,200$1300/week, includes tin boat (Sept rates vary) John & Louise Harder. Cell 1-403-809-4811

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executor named hereunder at 1115 3rd Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1, on or before July 31, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. The Executor will not be liable for any claim of which he has no notice at the time of distribution.

Mobile Homes & Pads

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

CASTLEGAR DT 2 Bdrm House Available July 1st $850/mth + utilities, clean quiet , 900 sq ft, full bsmt lrg deck/yard; new appliances N/S, Small pet ok 250-354-5300. ROBSON, 2 bdrm house with basement for rent, lrg yard close to Robson school $1000/mth + utilities, leave msg 250-365-8286 THRUMS Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck with addition, no dogs over 15 lbs 250-359-7178 or 250-304-9273

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executor named hereunder at 1115 3rd Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1, on or before August 3, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. The executor will not be liable for any claim of which he has no notice at the time of distribution.

Modular Homes

CASTLEGAR - 2 Bdrm, dbl carport private. NS/NP. 2 mins from DT. $900/mth + utilities. No pets Available July 15th 304-8185 or 365-6471

By Polonicoff & Perehudoff, his solicitors

Re: Nick Picton, deceased, formerly of 2417 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2X4

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2 bdrm House in North Castlegar, avail July 1st, completely reno’d new kitchen bathroom flooring & paint looking for long term N/S, N/P Ref required, $825/mth + utilities, 250-399-4741

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Homes for Rent

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

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RE: Mary Gemmill, Deceased formerly of 175 Lakeview Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1B6

Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen


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DT Castlegar: 1 bdrm Apartment newer Reno’s, Air Cond, N/S, $500/mth plus util, 365-5161

NELSON, 2 Bdrm, 2 bath Den, secured parking storage unit, Avail July 1st 250-551-1553

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

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 Castlegar News

FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted applications made by Selkirk College in Castlegar BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural resource Operations(MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a Crown Land Tenure, License to Cut and a section 9 – Changes in and About a Stream for the purpose of road access into Educational Property and bridge replacement near Castlegar BC situated on Provincial Crown Land and containing 1.0 hectare more or less. The MFLNRO File Numbers that have been established for this application are 4405216 (lands) and 403613 (water). Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theater Road, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: Comments will be receives by FrontCounter BC until August 3rd 2012. FrontCounterBC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website Search > Search be File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofÀce in Cranbrook.

Suites, Lower BLUEBERRY 1 Bdrm basement suite in ,F/S, some furniture, N/S or No parties no laundry facilities $475 + utilities, Avail July 1st 250-365-7550 South CASTLEGAR 1 Bdrm Basement suite fully furnished, very clean & bright private entrance, close to bus stop, suitable for college student or mature single working person, N/S, N/P, F/S Micro, No laundry, $700/mth utilities included,Avail immed references required 250-365-8419

Suites, Upper For Rent, 2 Bdrm Suite in Castlegar central, avail July 1st, $950/mth includes utilities except phone, N/S prefer working couple or 2 students, Phone 250-365-7440 after 5 PM

Want to Rent Castlegar: Single, quiet-living female seeking bachelor or 1 bdrm unit $500/m max inclu utili. N/S N/P reliable tenant. contact Kathleen @ 250 6080299 or

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Sun, great people, come out for Mountain FM Golf Classic for Hospice CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

With the morning skies filled with

clouds on Sunday, it didn’t look like this year’s Mountain FM Classic Rock Classic Golf Tournament for

Hospice was going to even happen. However, by mid-afternoon, those of us who came out were treated to beautiful skies and some great times at the Castlegar Golf Course. “Everything went

really well,” said Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of the Castlegar and District Hospice Society. “We’re just thrilled we had the miracle of the skies opening up and the sun coming out. It was really something.

Everyone who came had a great time.” There were 14 teams in total. The final tally is still being totaled but Lehbauer estimates around $5,000 raised with all the money staying in the community.


Pay just and play Redstone Golf Resort for the rest of the season Starting July 1st. This is a great deal. As a member of Redstone you will receive proshop discounts, reciprocal discounts at other clubs in Canada and the US. Your Initiation fee will be deferred until 2013. That’s right we’ll defer initiation fees so that you can try out the course. Want a cart? We have a half season cart pass too! Just ask when you sign up to be a member.

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All photos by Craig Lindsay. (Top left) T.J. Connors, Mountain FM, and Suzanne Lehbauer, Hospice, pose with the winning team of (from left) Pat Biln, Leah Biln, Trudy Biln, and Len Fergie. (top right and middle) Adam McCallum shows his form on the green and on the fairway. (middle left) Derek Diener tees off.



Continued from P. 24


Division 8 girls 200 freestyle relay - Genevieve Jin, Ashlee Martini, Jintia Ross-Van Mierlo, Milena Gramann Division 8 boys 200 freestyle relay - Mitchell Bourne, Corbin Anderson, Bryce Anderson, Noah Larocque



TEAM POINTS Colville Sharks - 27 Grand Forks - 32 Cranbrook Tritons - 35 Nelson Neptunes - 59 Creston Wave - 89 Kimberley Seahorses - 215 Castlegar Aquanauts - 325 Trail Stingrays - 405





Aquanauts’ swim team members at the Creston Meet.

Submitted photo

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June 28, 2012 edition of the Castlegar News