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Regional airport’s impact studied Reviews will help determine next course of action for facility BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Without the operation of upstream Columbia River Treaty dams, the peak flow in the Columbia River in Trail would be approximately double its current flow and within five per cent of the historic maximum flows ever

Interest and impact of the Trail Regional Airport will be gauged in the coming weeks as the city tries to put its municipal mind around its merit. Victoria-based Wave Point Consulting was commissioned recently by the regional district to conduct an economic impact study on the airport, and last week Trail city council directed its staff to conduct a service review of the facility. Both pieces of “This way it will information will channel into the give us an same conduit for opportunity to council as they try and establish how analyze the airport, much time, money and give other and energy they communities the will expend on the opportunity to take airport, and who its dancing part- a look at whether or ners will be. not they value this Based on what service.â€? the economic impact study ROBERT CACCHIONI says, noted Trail councillor Robert Cacchioni, decisions will be made on what happens next at the Greater Trail airport. As well, the city-bred report will garner feedback from the airport’s regional stakeholders— including Warfield, Rossland, Montrose, Fruitvale and regional district areas A and B—to ascertain which of the political entities are in support of the airport or are not interested in supporting it. “It doesn’t appear that everybody is really that on board in terms of the airport,â€? said Cacchioni. “This way it will give us an opportunity to analyze the airport, and give other communities the opportunity to take a look at whether or not they value this service ‌ and see who is on board and who is not on board.â€? Once complete, the city report will forward a recommendation from council on the airport’s makeup to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board of directors. The volunteer-run airport has been operating since 2005 after people turned the 60-year-old Trail Flying Club into a commercial airport to serve the community with affordable and reliable air service.

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Over 300 Yokohama winter tires came in to Integra Tire and Auto on Tuesday and tire technician Derek Opper was charged with the task of sorting and putting them away. Although 600 more winter tires are left to come to the Columbia Avenue shop—and hundreds more of some other brands—owner Gerry Woodhouse said the nature of the product being delivered should not give rise to widespread panic that summer is over and winter is on the way; they are just being prepared.

Dams keep city safe from swelling river BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

It was over 53 years ago the waters of the Columbia River rose up and flooded in the cities of Trail and Castlegar, causing extensive damage in waterfront neighbourhoods. Today, a combination of

heavy spring runoff and record rainfall has swelled the Columbia River near those record levels once again, but the city is safe from flooding, according to a BC Hydro spokesperson. Mary Ann Coules noted that without the Columbia

River Treaty dams, the river flows at Birchbank would have peaked at 10,165 cubic metres per second (359,000 cubic feet per second) this year, only 425 m3/s below the highest ever river flow of 10,590 m3/s (374,000 cfs) in 1961.


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The Regional District of Central Kootenay continued to work to save a tailings pond near Salmo following heavy rain. Some sloughing on the earthen dam, part of the former HB mine property purchased by the regional district as part of its central landfill area in 1998, was observed sloughing and seeping Tuesday. The pond is located east of the junction of Highways 3 and 6 and south of Emerald Road. Residents who could be affected by a structural failure that would affect the highway and properties below the site have been notified by RCMP, regional district spokesman Bill Macpherson said. As a first step, geotechnical engineers have installed three pumps to decrease the level of the tailings pond. Additional larger diameter pumps and siphoning hoses are en route to continue to reduce water levels, while an outlet channel is being deepened. Several excavators are on site and will work at filling areas of seepage when it’s safe to do so, Macpherson said. Environmental monitoring and reporting is ongoing has been established at the site.


Crews douse wildfires near railroad tracks BY TIMES STAFF Fire crews from Trail, Genelle, Fruitvale and Warfield were kept busy by a rash of wildfires on Thursday. In the morning, Fruitvale fire crews responded to a small fire, which ignited by the railroad tracks near the downtown Petro Canada. The small fire was quickly under control. It took a little longer for crews from Genelle, Trail and Warfield to douse a wildfire by the train tracks near the Home Goods location in Genelle. Train traffic was temporarily put on hold while crews extinguished the fire and searched for additional hot spots. No further details were available at press time.


Carley Henniger, the Trail Princess from 2009, continued her training this week at the Trail Memorial Centre for the 2012 B.C. Ambassador Program in Merritt this August. She will be performing a contemporary dance for the talent show.

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They trained for certification to handle most aspects of commercial air traffic except for passenger management and baggage handling (done by airline staff). At that time, just one daily direct Pacific Coastal Airlines flight from Vancouver was scheduled. Today, three flights operate. According to airport statistics, in the first four months of 2012 more than 10,000 passengers flew through the airport, half of



the 20,000 total passengers in all of 2011. As a result, it is widely believed facilities cannot accommodate the amount of passengers coming through the airport and expansion is a necessity. The $28,352 Wave Point study will measure the full economic impact of the Trail Regional Airport, forming a tool in determining the importance and role of air transportation service in the region. It is expected to capture

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the full scope of the airport’s impacts, including logistics and the supply chain that it is dependent on. The success of the project will depend on the input and participation of many stakeholders including the traveling public and employers, said Darryl Anderson, project manager for Wave Point Consulting. “Public participation in the information gathering stage of the study, through the completion of a short online survey, will help ensure

that the full benefits of the Trail Regional airport are captured and recognized,� he said in a press release. People can participate in the web based survey at The city’s service review report on the airport will take a look at what the associated costs of operating are, who is in favour of the service, whether they want to pay to be in the service, and who will deliver the service.

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Arrow Lakes hits full pool level FROM PAGE 1 seen in the major pre-dam flood years of 1948 and 1961. “Under the current conditions, BC Hydro is maintaining the Columbia River flows at Trail to a manageable level,” said Coules. “Without the Columbia River Treaty dams, these flows would have more than doubled, resulting in major flooding damage.” Currently there are high water conditions throughout the Columbia basin and across B.C. In addition to a higher than average snow pack in the Columbia basin the region has seen record rainfalls during the month of June with 227 millimetres of rainfall, three times its average amount for the month. As a result, BC Hydro allowed the Arrow Lakes Reservoir to reach its full pool level of 440.1 m. (1,444 ft.) earlier this week and it will continue to rise as much as 0.6 m. (two ft.) above normal full pool over the next several weeks depending on weather conditions. This year recorded inflows to Arrow Lakes Reservoir from February to July 3 are the fourth highest since 1970. BC Hydro recently increased releases from the Hugh L. Keenleyside dam to 1,557 m3/s or 55,000 cfs to manage the rate of refill for the reservoir. Although uncommon in recent years, BC Hydro regularly operated Arrow Lakes Reservoir above 440.1 m. (1444 ft.) during the 1970’s and 1980’s, a typical operation under high water conditions. The last time was 1997 and 1991 when the reservoir level went slightly above 440.1 m. The last time the reservoir level went to 440.7 m. was in 1990.


Hospitals in the Kootenay Boundary area have donated roughly 200 Baxter intravenous infusion pumps to be transported back to Haitian hospitals. Nurse Andrew O’Kane spent two years volunteering in Haiti and he’s currently fundraising to transporot the pumps, IV poles and supplies to health care organizations in Port as Prince. Donations can be mailed to Pumps for Haiti, 409 Forrest Drive, Trail B.C. V1R-2H1 or deposited under “Pumps for Haiti” at any Kootenay Savings branch.

Fire destroys truck in rollover at Violin Lake Firefighters get help in accessing area BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

A mud bog adventure in the backcountry above West Trail ended in a burned, blackened and upturned four-wheel-drive truck on Monday afternoon. KBRFR firefighters were called to the Violin Lake area up behind the city when West Trail residents called 9-1-1 after noticing a column of black smoke curling up from the forest. Ministry of Forests crews responded as well to the report of a single vehicle rolled over on its roof in the boggy backcountry. By the time a fire crew arrived in a KBRFR pickup truck, the upturned truck was totally destroyed by fire. “Because it was in such a remote area we couldn’t access it with one of our engines,” said Martin. Nobody injured in the accident. Some West Kootenay ATV club members were up in the area and were instrumental in getting some of the firefighting personnel to the scene in a very quick manner. “They stayed on scene and tried to fight the fire themselves,” said Martin. “They did a great job.” Martin said they weren’t sure as to what caused the actual fire but the vehicle was on its roof when they arrived.


Bylaw officer ready to crack down after another bear destroyed Garbage continues to attract bears BY ANGELA TREHARME Fernie Free Press

Bylaw officers are preparing to issue 41 warning letters to residents who leave their garbage outdoors, after another bear had to be shot in Fernie. The male black bear, who had an ear tag, has been seen around Fernie for the last few weeks, and finally conservation officers shot it on Sunday morning in Ridgemont. The bear had been relocated a year ago from Lundbrick Falls in Alberta

after it was found getting into bird feeders on acreages. It was moved to the headwaters of Old Man River, in Alberta, but made its way 75 km to Fernie. Since then it has been spotted at different locations around town. “Police have been chasing him all over town, and finally we found him chewing on a bag of garbage in Ridgemont,” said Conservation Officer, Frank de Boon. “It goes to show that relocating bears isn’t the solution. A lot will make their way home, or in this case get disorientated and head another way.

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“But once they are used to finding easy food, they won’t stop trying to find it. “I’ve been doing this job for 25 years and it is the same people that just aren’t getting the message.” Kathy Clarke-Smith, from Bear Aware, met with the City of Fernie bylaw officer on Tuesday and agreed that it is time to start cracking down on offenders. “I have left pamphlets with people who I have seen leaving garbage or bird feeders out, and I have talked to so many residents, but it’s obviously just not working,” said

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Clarke-Smith. “So we decided to issue 41 warning letters. If they continue to break the bylaw, they will be fined. Bears are paying the price because people are refusing to make small changes. “There is no excuse. Just keep your garbage in your shed, and if you don’t have a shed, keep it indoors or take it to the transfer station or dumpsters. For everyone’s safety, people need to start listening.” Two bears and two cubs that were feeding from garbage in Fernie were also shot last month.



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Residents back on flood alert

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THE CANADIAN PRESS SICAMOUS, B.C. - As many as 100 floodweary residents of Sicamous, B.C., are on alert once again as the Shuswap-region town braces for another emergency. Officials are taking no chances after levels of Sicamous Creek suddenly dropped this morning, suggesting it may be blocked by trees in the hills above the neighbourhood of Two Mile. That’s the same area inundated by flashflooding when a torrent of debris was unleashed June 23, causing extensive damage to homes in Two Mile and nearby Swansea Point. Highway 97A, about four kilometres south of Sicamous, has been closed about 350 kilometres northeast of Vancouver because of potential flooding. RCMP Sgt. Carl Vinat says the highway closure and door-to-door warning in Two Mile are precautionary while an aerial inspection of Sicamous Creek is conducted.


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PRINCETON, B.C. - An outside police force has been called in to investigate a fatal crash Wednesday that followed a chase involving RCMP officers near Princeton, B.C. Mounties in the Southern Okanagan and Similkameen began looking for a vehicle and a male driver following reports of a domestic aggravated assault in Osoyoos, B.C. The RCMP says a first attempt to stop the vehicle safely failed and a subsequent pursuit was called off due to the suspect’s dangerous driving and traffic conditions. Other officers tried to stop the driver farther down Hwy. 3 , but the driver evaded the road check by manoeuvring along the shoulder and through ditches. Although the vehicle was not pursued at that point, the unidentified driver crashed about one kilometre past the road check. Officers found the vehicle overturned and on fire. Efforts to rescue the driver were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Under RCMP policy in B.C., an external police agency will investigate the collision and death. Osoyoos RCMP are continuing an investigation into aggravated assault of a 62-year-old woman, who remains in hospital.

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VANCOUVER Seabirds eat everything from twine, candy wrappers and Styrofoam, and their stomach contents show there’s been a dramatic increase in plastic pollution off the Pacific Northwest coast in the last four decades, a new study suggests. University of British Columbia researcher Stephanie AveryGomm said the amount of plastic a northern fulmar gobbles up provides a snapshot of the garbage that ends up in a big part of the Pacific Ocean.

The results of the study mirror that of various European countries’ research done last year of the notoriously polluted North Sea, although the situation seems to be improving there, Avery-Gomm said. Necropsies of 67 of the beached gulllike seabirds collected between October 2009 and April 2010 from the coasts of B.C., Washington and Oregon indicated nearly 93 per cent of them had bellyfuls of plastic, she said. One bird had 454

pieces of plastic in its gut, said Avery-Gomm, the study’s lead author and graduate of the university’s zoology department. She said the results of the study, published online in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, suggest plastic pollution should be monitored annually and people need to be aware of the long-term effects of what they’re tossing out. “Anything that gets into a river, anything that gets into the sewage system, anything that ends up on a beach is probably headed straight for the ocean.” The graceful northern fulmars breed in Alaska, are cousins of the albatross and are oceanic creatures that

don’t often venture onto shore. They also don’t regurgitate the plastic they consume from the surface of the ocean. Ingesting it can directly kill the birds or cause gastrointestinal blockage, lacerations and reduced feeding. While many countries have documented plastic debris in the marine environment, no standard technique has been used, and the lack of consistent methodology has made it difficult to monitor trends or to compare plastic pollution between different regions of the world, the study says. “This highlights the need for a reliable, internationally standardized method of monitoring trends in

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plastic pollution.” About 260 marine species, including turtles, fish and seabirds are known to become entangled in plastic or eat it. Northern fulmars are ideal biological monitors of trends in plastic pollution because they have a vast migratory range, forage just about anything in the environment and are prone to washing up on beaches in sufficient numbers. The first study of plastic ingestion in the birds was conducted south of the Alaska Peninsula in 1980 by the University of Alaska. It found that 58 per cent of the birds collected between 1969 and 1977 had consumed plastic. The current study shows that the incidence of plastic ingestion among northern fulmars is 92.5 per cent, Avery-Gomm said. Her concerns about the awareness of disposing plastic were echoed by Karen Wristen, spokeswoman for the Living Oceans Society. “At the national level there needs to be some kind of response beyond voluntary beach cleanups that’s going to deal with the amount that accumulates on public lands,” Wristen said.

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Harper doesn’t foresee any major upheaval THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Housing market cooling off in Toronto TORONTO - Home sales in two of Canada’s hottest housing markets, Toronto and Vancouver, are showing signs of a cooling trend in what could be the beginning of a longawaited contraction that economists have been expecting. The Greater Toronto Realtors Association said Thursday that the number of pre-owned homes sold by its members last month was

down 13 per cent in the city proper and off 5.4 per cent in the broader GTA region compared with the same time last year. Those numbers came on the heels of a report Wednesday that showed Vancouver home sales hit their lowest level in more than a decade in June, falling 17.2 per cent from May. CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal says Vancouver

shows where Toronto is headed. He suggested that lower sales volumes in those cities will be followed by lower selling prices. “The magnitude in Vancouver will be more significant but it is the same forces that really impact the Toronto market: namely we see some softness in investment activity, especially in the condominum market and we see less foreign money entering the city,� Tal said.


Beekeeper stung by thieves THE CANADIAN PRESS

SEXSMITH, Alta. - A honey producer is warning beekeepers in northwestern Alberta to be on the lookout for robbers with sticky fingers. Bill Termeer of Sexsmith says he’s out $60,000 after someone stole bees and equipment from his operation. Termeer says he has been noticing irregularities in his hives since the middle of May. He says his hives are missing queens, worker bees, eggs and larvae. Some of his honeycombs have also been switched out. Police are investigating what Termeer believes was done by someone with knowledge of the bee industry. “It would be somebody who would know the value of bees,�

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he stinky sewage debate in which Rossland, Trail, and Warfield have been embroiled in one form or another since before I arrived in our little valley in 1980, and which has been reeking with renewed vigour for the past four years, is going to the province for resolution. Pity the pure bureaucrat or hired gun that has to fashion a reasonable solution out of this putrid mess. Like so many of these disputes, there is no right and wrong, just our’s and their’s. Trail city council initiated the recent round of squabbling because the cost-sharing deal its political forbearers negotiated in the mid-1960s has not turned out so well. All the partners estimated their communities would grow and based the cost-sharing formula on those projections, and the size of the pipes and treatment plant needed to serve those anticipated populations. In reality, all the communities have shrunk and 14,000 people and a struggling business sector are paying for a system built for 25,000. Trail predicted the biggest growth but actually shrunk the most. The funding formula sees

Trail pick up 69 per cent of ongoing capital expenses, and annual operating costs of $1.1 million, while Rossland and Warfield contribute 21 and 10 per cent respectively. If based on current population, the split would be 59-27-14. In addition to population, the formula also reflected the fact that Rossland saw merit in building its own treatment system and Trail benefited from having the sewage plant at Bear Creek. This location reduced the amount of local sewage mains the city had to pay for because it had the regional trunk line running through it and spurred growth on the east side of the river. Trail wants the funding formula adjusted to reflect current population figures, which would save it more than $100,000 a year. If Trail prevails with this approach, then city taxpayers should try the same argument on council: We were expecting six kids, but only had two, so we don’t use most of the house – give us a break on our taxes. Or maybe, their bankers would take the bait. While Warfield council has accepted Trail’s position, Rossland has resisted. A mediator hired by the


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group failed to bring them together, but concluded the current funding formula was outdated and unfair. Given their communities’ dependence on residential taxes, homeowners in both of the smaller municipalities already pay more for sewage treatment than their neighbours in Trail. A populationbased formula would only make this inequity worse. Rossland has agreed to base operating costs on current population, but points out that the size of infrastructure has not shrunk along with the population so capital contributions shouldn’t either. The oversized plant and pipes still have to be maintained, so the plant size a municipality signed up for should be what it continues to pay to maintain, goes the Golden City’s argument.

But, as is usually the case when negotiating with Trail council, there isn’t much room to negotiate. Council’s position is that what is best for the city is the only fair and supportable position and anyone who suggests otherwise is a cad or brigand. Remember the post regional recreation funding battle when council insisted that cost sharing based on population or usage was absurd and only an assessment-based formula would do? While the impasse over cost sharing drags on, planning for an upgraded system to meet modern environmental standards – which demand more than primary treatment – is being dragged down by the dispute. After several years of study, Stage 1 of a sewage treatment master plan was completed in 2007, but there has not been much action since. The plan estimated upgrading the system would cost at least $30 million. With a bill like that looming, the discourse over funding can only get uglier. While the province may force an end to the current dispute, a new or overhauled plant and possible additional partners in Montrose and

Fruitvale would evoke calls for a brand new deal. Think of how much success the Europeans and other advanced nations are having in agreeing on how to bail out Greece and its lenders and you sort of get the picture. Except that the Europeans have better managed to put the Second World War behind them, than we have in getting over our cultural, political, economic and historical differences. The conventional wisdom says that only with a district municipality will we be able get past all of these internecine battles and find peace, order and good government. Even if this debatable notion was in fact true and made economic sense, it would still beg the question, how would we ever get there? I say we have the pols strap on the gloves like Liberal MP Justin Trudeau and Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau did recently. The last man, or woman, standing buys the beer and gets to be mayor of the new merged city. We could call it the Mighty Columbia Fighting District. Raymond Masleck is a retired Trail Times Reporter.

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The European crisis: God save us from the smart guys



ike a particularly egre- ability to make trade-offs and gious melodrama, the accept the consequences. But saga of the euro goes on having surrendered the capacand on. As the leaders ity to conduct a sovereign monlurch from summit to summit, etary policy, that’s no longer an each action plan announcement option. generates a bout of euphoria, If this sounds like an indictonly to see the bright hopes dis- ment of politicians and bankers, sipate shortly thereafter. rest assured that there’s plenty The latest instalment comes of opprobrium to go around. courtesy of the To put it mildly, the recent all-night commentariat hasn’t negotiating sesexactly distinguished sion in Brussels itself on the euro file. – the one that For example, take ran until 4:30 the yearning for a in the morning. European Alexander We’ll soon see Hamilton. American if it hews to the history buffs will recPAT familiar pattern. ognize Hamilton as Figuring out the first Secretary of why the problem the Treasury, the guy Troy Media is so intractable who – among other doesn’t require an understand- things – was instrumental in ing of rocket science. It’s simpler having the federal government than that. assume the debts incurred by The current imbroglio is what the states during the American happens when you try to address Revolution. a structural problem by ignoring Of course, there’s a reason it. In plain language, the prob- why this yearning for a European lem with the euro is the euro. Hamilton is problematic. The Put a number of economically United States, even in 1790, was and culturally disparate coun- one country. Europe isn’t. Really, tries together in the same cur- it’s that straightforward. rency, don’t bother adding an Then there’s the argument effective central banking func- that while hindsight may indition, stir in a dose of easy money, cate that the euro was a bad add a twist of fiscal promiscuity, idea, the participating countries and what do you get? You get a are now stuck with it and have mess in which the various par- no option other than ploughties are encased in straitjackets. ing ahead. One wonders whatIn the pre-euro world, a ever happened to the first law Greece or a Spain could begin of holes: if you’re in one, stop to address its own mistakes or digging. misfortune by the expedient of To be sure, any attempt to expanding its money supply and dismantle the euro would entail effectively devaluing its curren- major transitional problems. But cy. It wouldn’t be pretty – for one getting out of holes is always thing, imported goods would difficult. And digging deeper become much more expensive. doesn’t make it any less so. However, the country would In any event, surely a case at least retain some control over can be argued for thinking longits own destiny, including the term. If a serious mistake was


made, undoing it should be the preferred choice. All of which brings us to the strangest consideration of all – the casual fashion in which many commentaries wave away the question of national sovereignty. Europe is an old continent, which has fought many wars over territory, tribal identity, and the concept of national independence. Millions of people have died in the process. Yet the advice being proffered on all sides is to dismiss that as being immaterial. For make no mistake about it, if the currency union is supplemented by greater integration, in the form of a fiscal union and debt pooling, then the various sovereign nations will cease to exist in anything but name. Granted, they’ll retain their historic monuments, ethnic costumes and separate soccer teams. But it’ll be show, not substance. And it’ll have happened without the people of the various countries being asked the direct question: do you agree to give up national independence in favour of becoming a citizen of Europe? For Canadians accustomed to agonizing over Quebec referendums and the need for a “clear question and a clear majority,� this should strike a bizarre note. The columnist Mark Steyn has an irreverent descriptor for the cheerleaders at the likes of the BBC and the Financial Times, the people who were, for instance, bullish on Greece’s accession to the euro. He calls them “the smart guys.� God save us from the smart guys! Troy Media columnist Pat Murphy worked in the Canadian financial services industry for over 30 years.

Majority want pot decriminalized Editorial from the Amherst Daily News The prohibition on marijuana is increasingly at odds with popular sentiment, according to the results of a recent poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid. Sixty-six per cent of those surveyed would support eliminating punishment for possession of small amounts of cannabis. The region where decriminalizing got the most support? Atlantic Canada, with 72-per cent. That’s a very solid majority. It’s also a big shift in a short period of time. According to the National Post, an IpsosReid survey in 1987 said just 39-per cent of Canadians supported

decriminalization. Why the shift? Our guess is many reasons have contributed to the change. Young people who experimented with pot grew up. Some have become doctors and lawyers, politicians and police. The stereotype of the burnout pothead - while based on the real experiences of some users - just doesn’t ring true to a successful generation of recreational users. The information age has made us harder to shock. How outrageous is marijuana when headlines regale us with stories of cannibals supposedly on bath salts? And with information comes knowledge. The

propaganda of reefer madness can’t survive an hour’s research on the Internet. Not that smoking pot doesn’t have mental and physical health ramifications. But it doesn’t seem credible to thoughtful people that it should be in the same category as demonstrably addictive drugs that have the potential to kill when users overdose. Hypocrisy doesn’t do well in the era of gotcha citizen journalism, either. The government takes in considerable tax revenues from addictive substances with the potential to kill: alcohol and tobacco. A sense of basic fair play may be at work here.

Let’s not forget, either, the debacle of the war on drugs, which has driven billions of dollars into the hands of organized crime while siphoning billions from the pockets of taxpayers. Citizens faced with austerity and a stumbling economy may be questioning the wisdom of using precious police resources and expensive prison cells to prosecute their neighbours’ kids. It’s unclear what will happen near-term. What is clear, though, is there’s a disconnect between the federal criminal code, and the policies most Canadians - especially Atlantic Canadians - want to see enforced.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 Trail Daily Times

PEOPLE OBITUARIES JEWITT, WILLIAM GLADSTONE — April 14, 1927 - July 1, 2012 Born in Windsor Nova Scotia, our beloved husband and father, Bill, passed away in Trail on July 1, 2012 after battling cancer. He died as he lived – with courage, dignity, and grace. He is survived and dearly missed by his wife Doris, brother John (Helen), children Jim (Janet), Jane (David), Joan (Bill), Jeff (Lynn), grandchildren Meghan, Elaine (Ryan), Sheila (Hasan), Premala, Brendan, Shane, Bailey, and great-grandsons Ethan and Joel William. Bill will always be remembered for his integrity, humour, compassion, and for the many ways that he contributed to the communities in which he lived, and touched the lives of those around him. At his request, no service is planned. At the family’s request, please do not send flowers.


Boxer defeated some of the greatest THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND - Jimmy Bivins, a heavyweight boxer in the 1940s and 1950s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died. He was 92. Bivins died of complications from pneumonia early Wednesday at an East Cleveland nursing home, according to his family. The Georgia-born Bivins retired from boxing in 1955 after more than 100 professional fights. He never was able to compete for a world title, but he was once ranked as the No. 1 contender in both the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Bivins had winning bouts with world champions Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles, Gus Lesnevich, Melio Bettina, Anton Christoforidis and Teddy Yarosz. He also went the distance with Joe Louis and fought Jersey Joe Walcott to a split-decision. Bivins met seven Hall of Famers, beating four, and 11 world champions, defeating eight, according to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Bivins, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999, had 86 wins, 25 losses and one draw in his career. He had 31 knockouts. Bivins, who was born in Dry Branch in 1919, taught kids about boxing in his later years, said Jerry Nelson, who is married to Bivins’ nephew. Gene Glen, secretary of the Ohio State Former Boxers & Associates Inc., said Bivins was an outstanding fighter, who made “outstanding contributions, not only as a boxer, but also as a human being.” The year before Bivins was inducted into the Hall of Fame, police found him in the attic of his daughter’s Cleveland house. He was covered with bedsores and weighed only 110 pounds, 70 pounds below his fighting weight. Bivins’ son-inlaw later pleaded guilty to criminal neglect. Bivins recovered and lived with a sister for years before moving to the home in 2009. “He was a kind and gentle man who always had a smile on his face,” Nelson said.


Western classic traces roots to New Yorker THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY - It began as the brainchild of a performer from New York state with a vision of a cowboy championship like no other - an Easterner who loved the Old West and its culture. Guy Weadick was a wellknown Wild West entertainer across North America and Europe. The Rochester, N.Y., native performed rope tricks during a 15-minute western act. His wife was a famous trick rope rider and together they toured the vaudeville halls and circuses of Europe before coming to Western Canada. In 1912 Weadick hooked up with a livestock agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway, H.C. McMullen, in Calgary. Cowtown had a booming population of 47,000 at the time - it had only officially been a city for 18 years. Together the two executed Weadick’s dream and compiled a program for a frontier show and rodeo. They gained financing from four prominent Calgarians to build a prize pool that dwarfed others. Competitors came from far and wide, dollar signs in their eye. With that the Calgary Stampede was born. Now billed as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Stampede turns 100 when it kicks off Friday. “If you think of 100 years ago - what really happened is no different than what’s going to happen this year and that is a gathering of people to celebrate, to share a good time, to honour the western values and our heritage of the West,” says Bob Johnson, the event’s vice-chairman. “Although we’re now in a city of over a million people, we’re celebrating the same thing we celebrated 100 years ago.” That’s not to say things haven’t changed. The first Calgary Stampede was held in September so as not to interfere with harvest. And it didn’t go annual right away. The First World War delayed the second Stampede until 1919. It’s only been held every year since 1923. There was much fanfare at the first Stampede. An estimated 80,000 people attended the first parade - nearly double the population of the city. Still, the event lost money, largely


R.J. Reidy takes his cowboy hay off to walk through a tunnel under the track at the Calgary Stampede. It began as the brainchild of a performer from New York state with a vision of a cowboy championship like no other - an Easterner who loved the Old West and its culture. because of the $20,000 prize pool. Today, the prize pool is more than $2 million and the Stampede is a 10-day, knockdown, drag-’em-out summer party. There’s a massive midway and a frantic nightlife. Pancake breakfasts are a daily occurrence in neighbourhoods around the city. Everyone casts aside ties and suits in favour of cowboy hats, boots and jeans. And it’s not just a local thing. The visit last year of Prince William and his wife Kate only added to the international hype. The event is No. 5 on CNN’s top places to visit in 2012 and on the American network’s list of “15 places to party sort of like a rock star.” It describes the Stampede as a place to drink, dance, get dirty and to “yell yee-haw and soak up the Wild West lifestyle.” The Stampede has also become an important symbol representing the city, says University of Calgary profes-

sor Aritha van Herk, author of “Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta.” “In truth, the Stampede brand, the western hospitality, the cowboy icon is a brand that most cities would pay $3 billion for. It’s recognizable. It’s unique and we don’t have to agree with it,” van Herk says. “It’s a great leveller. All of a sudden everybody’s the same. You can’t tell the bank manager from the bus driver.” The event isn’t without its critics. Animal rights groups have been focusing on the Stampede rodeo for years decrying the death and injury of animals, primarily in the popular chuckwagon event, where teams of horses pull a covered cart around a track. The Vancouver Humane Society has used letter-writing campaigns to try to get sponsors to back away from rodeo events. Telecommunications company Bell didn’t sponsor the rodeo this year, but still sponsors other Stampede events.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals intends to protest outside events beginning this weekend along with Calgary animal rights activists. Lindsay Rajt calls it a “cruel spectacle” and an “embarrassment to Canada.” “There’s a reason that we religiously target the Stampede year after year and that’s because it’s one of the worst events out there. “People have been protesting this for years and years and years and sometimes we sound like a broken record,” said Rajt. “The bottom line is when people are using animals for entertainment and for profit you’re going to see animal welfare suffering.” The continued popularity of the Stampede comes from nostalgia for a time that is long past, says van Herk. “It’s over. It was over when Guy Weadick launched the first one,” she says. “The 1912 Stampede was because the Old West was over. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating.”

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In a Hurry As I run off to my next appointment, this song by Alabama ďŹ lls my mind: I’m in a hurry to get things done I rush and rush until lifes no fun All I got to do is live and die But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why We live life at high rpm’s, and if our motor dips we take a little octane to rev it back up. We have become adrenaline junkies; cars, food, service you name it we want it fast. But let’s pause for a minute; what is our life accomplishing? Are we leaving a legacy for family and friends, or perhaps just chasing our tails? In Psalm 46:10, God tells us to be still and know that He is God, and in Matthew 6:33 to seek ďŹ rst His kingdom. In other words the God of the universe says,â€? stop, get centered on Me and allow Me to prioritize your lifeâ€?. Iâ€?m discovering on life’s journey, the necessity, and the pleasure of slowing down and allowing God to order my world. Are you in a hurry and don’t know why? Pastor Bryan Henry Fruitvale Chrisrian Fellowship

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A library for the Ark


y neighbors were making plans to build an ark, and last week, I was tempted to hustle over and join them, but I was comfortably curled up with a good book. We had the rainiest June in decades, and the weather was beginning to feel a bit Biblical. I wonder how Noah and company passed 40 wet days and nights on the ark. I wonder if they sat around telling stories. If I were on an ark, I would want a library. I asked a few people, “If you were on the ark, what book would you bring along?� There were some creative and humorous replies. LOUISE One neighbor said he would take an author, not a book, so he could Everyday Theology have many stories. My daughter would bring a journal, providing pens were permitted. If a family were confined on an ark with a bunch of animals, there would be stories to record. We could write our own, but friendlier, version of “The Life of Pi� by Yann Martel. Both my son-in-law and my son suggested “The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild in any Climate on Land or Sea� by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman. This same son thought we’d need “The Story of Doctor Doolittle� by Hugh Lofting. We could pick up a new language, and meditate disputes between the aardvark and the zebra. Since we might be in danger of contracting cabin fever and going a little “squirrely�, my sonin-law would like a book that conjures up images of land to help us stay grounded. According to my other son, Darwin’s “Origin of the Species� was an obvious choice. He also recommended “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin�. Not only did Franklin invent the lightning rod, he had ideas on living a morally good life that might be helpful in recreating society after the flood. The inhabitants of the ark were the precursors of the ancient nation of Israel. Although this was not the foremost reason for her selection, a friend suggested “Exodus�, by Leon Uris. “Exodus� depicts the creation of the modern day state of Israel, and deals with themes of human cruelty, intolerance, vengeance and forgiveness. Another neighbour suggested Bryce Courtenay’s “The Power of One�, the story of Peekay, whose mettle is sorely tested. This novel is an inspiring tale of remaining afloat against all odds, and overcoming obstacles that have the power to destroy our spirit. Independently of each other, my husband and I selected “The Confessions� of Saint Augustine. In the Biblical account, the ark is a refuge from the turbulent waters of destruction, and is symbolic of God’s caring presence. In “The Confessions�, Augustine recounts his spiritual journey away from inner turbulence and disbelief towards belief and stillness in God. Augustine’s themes of restlessness and doubt resonate with human experience. While my question prompted some unexpected replies, the eclectic collection of ideas makes for an unusual summer reading list that will entertain, stretch the confines of our mind, and, in the case of Augustine, uplift our soul. Trail, BC resident Louise McEwan is a catechist and former teacher, with degrees in English and Theology. She writes every other Friday. She blogs at Reach her at


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Butler may still see Stars BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

The Trail Orioles four-game set against the San Diego Barona Stars on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Butler Park has been cancelled, but a tentative rescheduling for Monday and Tuesday is in the works. The Stars backed out of the Kelowna Cash tournament last week due to health problems with Stars coach Mickey Deutschman, who is also the bus driver, but since then his condition has improved and may mean a trip to Trail after all. Jim Maniago of the AM Ford Orioles spoke to him on Wednesday and the coach is hopeful he will be cleared to travel when he sees a doctor sometime today.


Tyler MacAulay (left) and Derek Davis of the West Kootenay Wolfpack lacrosse team recently made the Zone 1 Kootenay team and are headed for the B.C. Summer Games on July 19.

“Their coach is feeling better . . . He is hopeful he’ll get cleared and will head up Friday evening, getting here Sunday night. If that happens we’ll play Monday-Tuesday night at 7 p.m.,” said Maniago in an email. Deutschman has been an integral part of the team since 1984 and took over as manager in ‘85. He led the semi-pro squad to another Western Regional crown on Tuesday, punching its ticket to the National Baseball Congress World Series by beating the defending regional champs South Bay System 9-0. The Stars have won the regional title three of the past four years and finished fifth in the National tournament in 2011.

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Wolfpack duo shooting for Games BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

Two players from the West Kootenay Wolfpack lacrosse team are gearing up for the B.C. Summer Games July 19-22 after cracking the Zone 1 Kootenay squad last month. Warfield’s Tyler MacAulay, 16, and Trail’s Derek Davis, 15, started playing Canada’s other national sport three years ago and have embraced the high-energy game like no other. “I really like it,” said MacAulay. “I like the contact and I like how fast-paced it is.” The J. L. Crowe students will be playing for the Kootenays in the box lacrosse division in Surrey opposed to field lacrosse. The two are more familiar with box lacrosse style played indoors rather than the outdoor game. In box lacrosse the playing surface is limited with six players per side, while there are nine in field lacrosse.

A smaller surface, smaller nets and smaller sticks for the defenceman, more padding for the goalies, and playing in closer quarters means a more physical and faster game, which both players gobble up like candy.

“I like the hitting. You can cross check so you can kind of go nuts it’s cool.” DEREK DAVIS

“I like the hitting. You can cross check so you can kind of go nuts - it’s cool,” said Davis. And while they still enjoy playing hockey and soccer, or ripping up the slopes, according to the dynamic duo, none come close to lacrosse. “It’s a lot more fast paced, there’s hardly any whistles, there’s no stoppage in play really, it keeps the game really fast and intense,” added MacAulay.

Davis agrees, “It’s tiring too because you can’t glide like in hockey, you have to run the whole time.” With Davis as a point man and MacAulay as a creaseman (similar to forward), their experience playing together for the last three years has served them well. Like a point-guard in basketball, Davis carries the ball up the floor and tries to set up scoring opportunities for crease-men like MacAulay as they pass through the ‘killzone’ at the top of the opponent’s crease. Davis comes from a long line of lacrosse players, his grandfather Don is in the lacrosse hall of fame and father Ken played and was also a member of the Kootenay team that played in the Summer Games years ago. The Zone 1 team attracted just over 20 players to its tryout and is at a decided disadvantage when facing the more densely populated lower mainland teams, but still the

pair will do its best, said Davis - which is what the Games are all about. “We don’t expect to win many games, we’re just a C team and we’re playing against the best teams in B.C., like the A-1 teams,” added MacAulay. Davis says he hopes to win at least one match, but regardless of outcome, the duo are looking forward to the Games experience; a unique event with athletes from across the province, competing in a variety of sports that highlights the best in sportsmanship, spirit, and competition. “I’m really excited for it,” said MacAulay. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ve never been to anything like it before.” Over 200 Kootenay athletes, coaches, and supervisors will travel to the games in Surrey, including 19 from Greater Trail. The lacrosse tandem will warm up for the Games this weekend as the West Kootenay Wolfpack heads to the B.C. Lacrosse championship.

A pair of Kootenay communities will be going head-to-head in the finals of the Kraft Celebration Tour contest this week. Creston and Kimberley will face off on the phone lines to see which city will win a live TSN broadcast and a cool $25,000 to go towards facility improvements of either Community Living’s Therapeutic Riding Program in Creston or the Nordic Club in Kimberley. “The money will undoubtedly help the nordic club and the young skiers, but the exposure for Kimberley as a community is absolutely unbeatable,” organizer Yvonne Keyzer told the Kimberley Daily Bulletin. Lindsay Rogers, associate consumer promotions manager for Kraft Canada, said Kimberley and Creston residents are in for a treat if they win. “It is honestly an amazing event,” she said. The one-hour broadcast on TSN’s Sportscentre would showcase the city’s athletic community. “It will take place in your backyard,” she said. Rogers said this has been the biggest year yet for the Kraft Celebration Tour, which is in its fourth year. This year there were 570 nominations from across Canada, which is up from 400 last year. “This has actually been an outstanding year for us,” she said. The day long vote off starts at 9 a.m. Monday, votes will be accepted at for 24 hours. Multiple voting is allowed, and the results will be announced at the 6 p.m. ET broadcast of Sportscentre on TSN. Creston and Kimberley are two of 20 cities across Canada to make the final, with 10 grand prizes being awarded on Tuesday.


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Butler cursed again SCOREBOARD Serena in final

ance to drive through e ’ r e B.C. is at least a couple cursed, I of days away. tell you, The Orioles are cursed. hoping to salvage a We have a recordcouple of early next smashing weather week games with the event that lasts an Stars, but nothing has entire month, curbeen settled as yet. tailing or diminishing So, still no baseball DAVE all manner of outdoor at Trail’s little jewel sports, then, when the for July. skies clear, something The American else happens that Legion Trail Jays are Sports ‘n’ Things means we will have scheduled for a Sunday an empty diamond at Butler Park for matchup with Pullman, but that may the next few days instead of the high well depend upon their progress in level of ball I and many others were the wood bat event in Spokane in looking forward to. which they are currently competing. The senior men’s level Trail The timing for Sunday was TBA on Orioles, who need a nice home stand the Jays schedule as late as Thursday, to get their performance together, but we now know the park will sit were supposed to play three or four idle, so perhaps a doubleheader is games against the San Diego Stars still a possibility. semi-pro team. The Trail games were Both of Trail’s elite programs have supposed to be high level exhib- plenty of games scheduled at Butler in ition events to keep the Stars sharp the next few weeks, with the Orioles between tournaments in Kelowna taking on Vernon next weekend and and Kamloops, all leading up to the Seattle Studs, perennial favourSan Diego’s umpteenth trip to the ites at the Grand Forks Invitational National Baseball Congress World International tournament, on tap the Series at the end of the month. following weekend. So, we still might The news is worse for the Stars, of get an opportunity to take ourselves course. Their field boss and bus driv- out to a ball game or two this month. er suffered a heart attack en route That is, of course, if the curse is to Kelowna - which he claims is the lifted. first commitment he has missed in 25 Cross your fingers, or dance, or years (Cursed, I tell you) - where they whatever, on behalf of that. were among the favourites to win The B.C. Little League championsome money. ship is, of course, good to go at Andy He will, so its said, be fine, even in Bilesky park in a couple of weeks - we the near term, but his medical clear- hope.



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Week One Sunday’s result Calgary 38 Montreal 10 Saturday’s result Edmonton 19 Toronto 15 Friday’s results B.C. 33 Winnipeg 16 Saskatchewan 43 Hamilton 16 Week Two Today’s games Winnipeg at Montreal, 7 p.m. Hamilton at B.C., 10 p.m. Saturday’s game Calgary at Toronto, 3 p.m. Sunday’s game Edmonton at Saskatchewan,

7 p.m. PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Week One Offensive - Darian Durant, QB, Sask. Defensive - J.C Sherritt, LB, Edm Special Teams - Grant Shaw, Edm Top Canadian - Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary

MLS Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts D.C. 10 5 3 33 Sporting KC 10 5 2 32 New York 9 4 4 31 Chicago 8 5 4 28 Houston 6 5 6 24 Columbus 6 5 4 22 New England 5 7 4 19 Montreal 5 11 3 18 Philadelphia 3 9 2 11 Toronto FC 2 10 4 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts San Jose 11 4 3 36 Real Salt Lake 10 6 2 32 Seattle 7 5 5 26 Vancouver 7 4 5 26 Colorado 7 8 1 22 Los Angeles 6 9 2 20 Chivas USA 5 7 4 19 Portland 5 7 4 19 FC Dallas 3 9 6 15 Saturday’s Games All times Eastern Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m. San Jose at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Colorado at Seattle FC, 11 p.m.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her groundstrokes are intimidating. Her superb speed and anticipation fuel unparalleled courtcovering defence. Her returns are outstanding, too. When that serve is on-target, though, it sure is something special, quite possibly the greatest in the history of women’s tennis. Lashing a tournamentrecord 24 aces at up to 120 mph, and doing plenty of other things well, too, four-time Wimbledon champion Williams overpowered No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 (6) Thursday to reach her seventh final at the All England Club. “Isn’t that something?” said Williams’ father, Richard, after

watching his daughter win on Centre Court. “She was really trying, you know? Maybe she was trying to impress the neighbours back home.” On Saturday, the 30-year-old Williams will try to become the first woman at least that age to win a major tournament since Martina Navratilova, who was 33 when she won Wimbledon in 1990. “The older I get, the better I serve, I feel,” Williams said. “I don’t know how it got better. I really don’t know. It’s not like I go home and I work on baskets and baskets of serves. Maybe it’s a natural shot for me.” Her next opponent will be No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, who reached her first Grand Slam final at age 23 by playing steady as can be during a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 8 Angelique Kerber.


Spills and scandals plague tour Doping demons return to haunt Armstrong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAINT-QUENTIN, France - In yet another crash-marred finish, Andre Greipel of Germany led a frenzied bunch sprint to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday for his second straight stage victory. Fabian Cancellara retained the yellow jersey for a sixth straight day after the mostly flat 196.5-kilometre trek from Rouen to Saint-Quentin was almost tailor-made for sprinters except for a slight uphill near the end. The Tour’s doping demons returned to cast a




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FIFA embraces goal-line gadgetry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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ZURICH, Switzerland - Football finally embraced goal-line technology as FIFA’s lawmaking panel approved two systems for use in matches on Thursday. FIFA will introduce goal-line technology at the seven-team Club World Cup in Japan in December, and plans to use it in Brazil at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup, secretary general Jerome Valcke said. “We want to make sure that the systems at the World Cup work at 150 per cent, not 90 per cent,” Valcke said. FIFA will use both Hawk-Eye and GoalRef systems in Japan, after they won “unanimous” support from the International Football Association Board (IFAB) panel, Valcke said. The English Premier League is expected to adopt one of the systems - which are expected to cost up to $250,000 per stadium - during next

season. FIFA President Sepp Blatter was a member of the IFAB panel which accepted test results proving that the systems quickly and accurately judge when balls cross the goal line. Hawk-Eye is a British camerabased system already used in tennis and cricket. GoalRef is a Danish-German project using magnetic sensors to track a special ball. The historic decision was taken by an IFAB panel comprising officials from FIFA and the four British football associations. Thursday’s decision was expected and completed Blatter’s u-turn, after FIFA had previously blocked using technology to help referees make decisions. Blatter’s conversion came two years ago when he saw England denied a clear goal by midfielder Frank Lampard against Germany at the 2010 World Cup.


B.C. Games gets a good greening BY BLACK PRESS STAFF Organized sport events, no matter how big or small, have an environmental impact. With the help of its motivated volunteers, the BC Games Society is striving to reduce its environmental impact and raise awareness. Community-driven programs initiated by the BC Winter and BC Summer Games volunteers are contributing to reducing the environmental impact of the Games and are developing leaders by increasing environmental awareness among Games participants, volunteers, and community members. For example, the 2008 BC Winter Games in Kimberley and Cranbrook established best practices to reduce environmental impact. A volunteer team of “Go Green” Ambassadors were active and visible during the Games implementing the plan and raising awareness. This community-led initiative developed youth leaders and established important benchmarks that future hosts could refer to in order to reduce their environmental impact. The 2010 Summer Games in the Township of Langley took the lead to ensure all food waste was composted and recycling bins were available at all sport venues. “The challenge for BC Games host com-

munities is the great variety of available resources to implement changes in areas such as transportation, food services, and venue operations,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “But, given that there is a clear desire by participants and host communities to reduce environmental impact, the BC Games Society took the lead to develop information and resources for community volunteers to adapt to guide policy and implement action plans.” Before the 2010 BC Summer Games, Metro Vancouver, the regional government responsible for waste management in the Greater Vancouver area, provided policy and planning support. What resulted is a set of resources and

samples that reflect the unique structure of the BC Games and consider the many different communities involved. The BC Games resource materials complement other established “green” Games standards such as a no-idling policy for all Games transportation vehicles. No bottled water is supplied to venues at the BC Games and athletes are required to bring a reusable water bottle to fill with tap water throughout their competitions. Greening the Games also comes in places you don’t expect. Until 2009, the BC Games torch was lit 100 days prior to the Opening Ceremony. This torch burned 900,000 cubic feet of natural gas and contributed 12 tonnes of green house gases to the atmosphere.

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Kootenay Lake Levels Alert - High Lake Levels | July 5, 2012 FortisBC is advising local residents that Kootenay Lake is at the highest levels since 1974. Kootenay Lake reached 1753 ft. at Queen’s Bay on June 26th, and may, depending on weather, reach 1754 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.

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Accept son-in-law’s son as part of the family Dear Annie: My daughter and her husband moved in with us last year in order to save money and someday raise a family. We enjoy having them here. The issue is my sonin-law’s 5-year-old boy from his previous marriage. The custody arrangement states that he is entitled to have the child for a month during the summer for extended visitation. I foresee this being a big adjustment for my husband and me. It’s not that we don’t like the child, but we don’t feel all that attached to him. Also, we are done raising our children and are not crazy about the thought of having a toddler for a month. This boy needs to be entertained constantly, and we just don’t have the energy. My daughter and her husband did not address this with us before they moved in. I adore our son-in-law and want them to treat



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our house as their home. But is it wrong of me to feel inconvenienced? How can I make it clear that I do not want to be a babysitter without hurting my son-in-law’s feelings? -- Feeling Inconvenienced D e a r Inconvenienced: We urge you to accept this 5-year-old boy and make him part of your family. It isn’t his fault that his parents are not together, and he will look to you to be his grandparents if you permit it. We know it’s difficult to have little children underfoot, but someday your daughter may have kids, and you will be faced with this same problem. If

you don’t want to babysit, it’s OK to say you don’t have the energy for that. But you risk alienating your sonin-law if you reject his child. Please make the best of it for the month. Your daughter will be so grateful. Dear Annie: This weekend I was given two concert tickets that cost $32 apiece. I invited a friend to attend with me. The event was an hour away, and we used her car to get there. On the way, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch. When we received the check, she said, “I’m going to let you pay for this since your tickets didn’t cost you anything and I paid for the gas.” Annie, the fuel bill was less than $10. Still, to keep the peace, I paid the restaurant bill and the tip. Have you ever heard of this before? It was a new one for me. -- Orlando, Fla. Dear Orlando: The tickets may have been free, but you chose to

invite this particular person when you could have given her ticket to someone else. Since she paid for the gas, however, a more equitable arrangement would have been to split the cost of the lunch. Dear Annie: My situation was similar to that of “Need Another Opinion,” whose wife wants to take in her special-needs sister. After two years of marriage, my motherin-law had a stroke, and my husband moved her in with us. It was impossible from the start, and I knew we’d never be able to have kids if this kept up. After a year, I said “her or me,” and he put her in a home. Two years later, when our daughter was a toddler, my motherin-law decided she didn’t like the place and insisted on moving back in with us. I begged, pleaded, shrieked, but he wouldn’t budge. She moved in and made life impossible. Within six months, I’d had enough

and I left him. That was eight years ago. My ex is now on public assistance because the cost of caring for his mother and paying child support is too much for him. He hasn’t seen his daughter in three years because

he’s too busy with Mom. I remarried, and my daughter loves her stepfather. Under no circumstances should “Need” be forced to take the sister into his home. If his wife wants to spend her life as a caregiver, that’s up to

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, July 7, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day to do some quiet background research if you’re interested in this. It’s also a good day for self-evaluation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A powerful friend in a group setting might persuade you to change your mind about something. Make sure you make your own decision, as opposed to pleasing someone else. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Conversations with authority figures could change your relationship with them today. You want to be able to talk to bosses on a better footing in the future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re attracted to the study of anything that will show you how to improve your life today. This could range from practical applica-

tions to studies in religion. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might see better uses for something that you own jointly with others today. Or perhaps you see better ways to use the wealth of others to make general improvements. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If you sit down with partners and close friends today, you will be pleased if you can discuss ways to improve the relationship. You have a desire to improve everything around you today. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) What can you do to improve your health? Generally, one can stop doing harmful things on one hand, and on the other hand, introduce more healthy habits. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Romantic relationships are powerful today. This is why you might have a heart-to-

heart discussion with your main squeeze about the state of the relationship in general. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Focus on recycling, garbage areas, plumbing and laundry at home today. If you look around you, you’ll see ways to improve things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Because you’re so convincing today, this is a great

day for those in sales, marketing, teaching, acting and writing, or even those who drive for a living. You’ll get your meaning across! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might see new ways of earning money today. You also might be concerned with better ways of taking care of what you already own.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Take a realistic look in the mirror today, and ask yourself what you can do to improve your image in the world. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. YOU BORN TODAY Truth is important to you. You search for it and want it to be revealed. This is also why you are candid and open with others. Because of this,









you might even be viewed as eccentric or unusual. You have a wonderful imagination, and at times seem to be unrealistic. Nevertheless, you are motivated! In the year ahead, you begin a fresh, new cycle. Open any door! Birthdate of: Ringo Starr, musician; Jorja Fox, actress; Vonda Shepard, singer. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Sunday, July 8, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a laid-back, goofy day, so just accept this and go with the flow. It won’t be easy to get a lot done. Relax. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Enjoy talking to others, especially in group settings. This is a lovely day for spontaneous get-togethers that stretch into warm laughter and fun conversations. Take it easy. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be aware that your private life might be obvious to others today, especially to authority figures. Therefore, give special consideration to how you look and what you say. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’ll love discussions about foreign places, exotic ideas, philosophical and mystical topics and anything that is out of the ordinary. You want to travel, both physically and in your mind.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a poor day to make important decisions about inheritances, shared property or anything you own jointly with others. Postpone this kind of decision until tomorrow. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a sort of goofy day where people feel relaxed, friendly and ready to enjoy social situations. Enjoy the company of others, especially partners and close friends. (It’s not a good day to shop.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll feel better today if you can think of something to do that will improve your health in a relaxing way. Don’t push yourself today. Take it easy if you can. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a wonderful, creative day! Look for every opportunity to express your creative talents through dance, song, drawing, sewing, carving or even listening to music.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Invite the gang over, because this is a wonderful day to relax with family members at home. Avoid discussions about important topics. Just enjoy the company of loved ones. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You’re in a chatty mood today, and you’re also in the mood to daydream. It’s a relaxing day in which you will enjoy hanging out with others, especially siblings, neighbors and relatives. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a poor day to make important financial decisions. It’s also a poor day to shop for anything other than food. Forewarned is forearmed. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Today the Moon is in your sign, which might make you a bit more emotional. But it also can bring fortunate situations your way. YOU BORN TODAY You are realistic, pragmatic and

definitely a hard worker. You have a strong sense of responsibility and also are nurturing and protective. You’re very loyal to family. Fortunately, you have excellent money savvy, which your family no doubt appreciates, because you believe in being a good provider. In your year ahead, your focus will be on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Wolfgang Puck, celebrity chef; Anjelica Huston, actress; Kevin Bacon, actor. For Monday, July 9, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a fortunate day for you, because the Moon is in your sign dancing nicely with lucky Jupiter. Nevertheless, avoid arguments with partners and close friends. (This means you.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Research into anything will pay off today, either financially or in a direct, tangible way. Because what you’re doing is hidden, others might dispute you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You feel friendly toward everyone today, which is why you will enjoy group settings and meeting others. However, romantic partnerships could be a bit strained. (Is someone jealous?) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’ll make an excellent impression on others today,

especially bosses, parents, VIPs and even the police. Nevertheless, tension with someone at home cannot be ignored. Easy does it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Travel plans look exciting! You’re happy to expand your world in some way, either now or in the future. Avoid squabbles with siblings and daily contacts, because why bother? VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Discussions about shared wealth, jointly held property, inheritances and insurance matters will go well today, even though initially, someone disagrees with you. Hold your ground. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Make an effort to cooperate with others today, because you have no choice. When the Moon is opposite your sign, you have to compromise. Fortunately, this could lead to travel or something pleasant. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Even though you’re in disagreement with someone about something, basically, this is a good day at work. You’re pleased to get the support of others in terms of equipment, funding and assistance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It’s a playful, creative day for you, indeed! Enjoy flirtations,


social occasions and sports events. Avoid arguments with someone in a group. (Why ruin your day?) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family squabbles could mar your day today, but they don’t have to. For those of you who work at home, you can get a lot done. Look for a win/win solution. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Avoid disputes with siblings and neighbors today because you’re in such a positive frame of mind, you could sell snow to the Eskimos! Maintain your good mood. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a good day for business and commerce, even though some kind of situation is disputed with someone. Trust your hunches, because the gods are with you today. YOU BORN TODAY You are naturally curious, which leads to many interesting adventures in your life. Your vivid imagination combined with your practical, hardworking drive generally bring you success. You will always investigate, learn and then share what you find with others. You’re very open-minded and tolerant. In your coming year, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Tom Hanks, actor; Jimmy Smits, actor; Linda Park, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Better Book Delivery persons w/vehicle required for 2-3weeks for Rossland, Trail to Fruitvale 20 cents a book. Starts approx. Jul.16 250-3677602, Couple With Horses. Large Central BC Cattle Ranch seeks couple with horses to spend summer on range with cattle herd in the spectacular Chilcotin country. Travel trailer provided for housing. Low pay, but an adventure of a lifetime. Alexis Creek Ranch (425) 4818451 Email: Driver wanted with Class 1 full/part time position. Day shift in Trail area, Must be able to get a fast card 250-365-7321 **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

The Family of Dr. Alex Melnychuk Heartfelt thanks to all who helped make our celebration of Alex’s life successful. June 24th saw the sun appear and the large turnout of friends, neighbours, and colleagues spoke to the esteem for Alex in the Trail area. Special thanks to my sister Lillian, daughters Janis and Maggie, friends Cindy Murray, Nancy Kaiser, Kaylin O’Conner, Ellie Bartlett and all the guys who did the heavy lifting. Also to Parties Plus Rentals which gave the yard a special touch. The food was excellent thanks to Sherri Ferraro of Ferraro Foods. Thank you all for sharing our special day. Gayle & Janis Melnychuk and Maggie Balfour

MARIA DeROSA The family of Maria DeRosa wishes to express sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness, generosity and words of comfort during the recent loss of our mother. Thank you to Father Matthieu Gombo Yange, your spirituality and gentle manner was appreciated. Thank you to the Sisters of Colombo, and to each person who contributed so much during Mass to make the service so special for all in attendance. Thank you to St. Anthony’s CWL ladies for the reception and lunch. Thank you to Alternatives Funeral Services, Bill Clark, Jordan Wren, and the supporting Staff members. Your guidance, discretion, personal concern and care was evident all week. Thank you to the large group of people who contributed in so many ways to help us get through these difficult times. In conclusion, a special Thank You – Mille Grazie – to the staff and caregivers at RoseWood Village. You provided a safe, nurturing, and loving home for our mother. We are truly grateful! Maria DeRosa’s Family - Bruno, Tony, Anna, Louie

Evalyn “Eva” Jade

on May 29, 2012, weighing 6lbs 13oz. Proud grandparents are Gord & Debbie O’Genski of Trail and Tom & Barb Zelke of Castlegar. Proud great grandparents are Sam & Nellie Konkin and John O’Genski all of Trail.

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Help Wanted

Administrative Assistant (part-time) Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice This contracted position is for approximately 22 hours per week and will involve working from a home office. Key tasks include: • Ensuring that the Division’s administrative systems are efficient and effective • Supporting the financial management of the Division • Providing support to the Division board and committees • Assisting in event planning and hosting The successful candidate will: • Have at least three years experience in office administration • Be highly organized, pay attention to detail, able to perform multiple tasks, balance priorities and meet deadlines • Have excellent computer skills, including in Excel. Simply Accounting would be an asset.

Bryan & Tracee Zelke of Trail are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter,


• Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Be able to work well alone and as part of a regional team • Have good writing skills; minute taking and transcribing skills would be an asset • Be able to travel within the Kootenay Boundary region • Provide their own computer / home office The hourly fee rate is approximately $25 (excluding HST if applicable), dependent on experience. For a detailed Job Description please see Please email your resume with a letter outlining the skills you bring to this job to Or mail to: The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice P.O Box 9 Nelson, BC V1L 5P7

Closing date: July 18, 2012

Systems Analyst Trail, BC Kootenay Savings continues to grow as we strive to fulfill our vision:

To be the best provider of financial services and the best place to work in the communities we serve. We currently have an opportunity to hire a Systems Analyst in our Information Technology Department. The incumbent is responsible for helpdesk and desk side support, installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of all software, telephone, hardware and local area networks in the branches and the Corporate Office. If you are a team-oriented individual interested in growing with an organization where you can demonstrate your talent, we'd like to hear from you! For full details about this position including qualifications and information about how to apply prior to July 30, 2012, please see the Careers Section of our website at better. together


Friday, July 6, 2012 Trail Daily Times

CLASSIFIEDS Employment Help Wanted

Merchandise for Sale Heavy Duty Machinery

Merchandise for Sale Garage Sales FRUITVALE, 1797 Columbia Gardens Rd. Sat. July 7, 8am4pm. Furniture, kids items. MONTROSE 360 8th Ave. Sat. July 7 8am-2pm

Make a difference in the lives of seniors. Come work for AdvoCare Health Services, we take “Pride in Caringâ€? Now recruiting casual, potentially permanent positions at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson. ¡ ¡ ¡

Registered Care Aides Cooks Registered Recreation Aides For more information and to apply please see our website or email resume to Janice.VanCaeseele@ or fax (1)250-352-0056

Trail. 7999 Birchwood Drive Rain or shine. Everything must go! Early birds welcome Sat. July 7 7am-noon

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

W.TRAIL, 390 McAnnaly (top of Glover Road, follow signs). Sat. July 7th, 7:30am-? Absolutely No Early Birds!

Misc. for Sale

MONTROSE, 385 8th Ave. Moving sale at Verigin Residence, Sat. July 7, 10am-4pm. 1 day only; Everything must go! Early Birds welcome!

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.


DUAL Recliner/Loveseat, Fabric, beige/brown, pet/smokefree, clean, very good condition. 35�highx62�wide (compact) $150. 250-368-9451

Houses For Sale





Houses For Sale

You couldn’t Ànd a character home in WarÀeld with this much room for this price. Three beds, 2 bath, fenced yard, Àr à oors. Exquisite!


$429,500 S


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.�


Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

$289,000 T N MINITIO D N CO


Garage Sales W NE







$159,000 G

Great affordable home. All the work is done with updated windows, roof, electrical, bathroom and kitchen.

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27


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




A great family home on a super lot in a super location near school & parks. 0.28 acres, large wrokshop with Beaver Creek nearby.

Fenced yard? Attached garage? Large living room? Three beds, 3 baths & open concept? Yep - it has it all!


Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26

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




Brand new home! HST included! Three bedroom, 3 bath, custom designed for entertaining! Fenced yard, gourmet kitchen. Call to view.



$179,000 RE



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



$189,500 QU



At this new price, you can’t go wrong! 4 bdrm home with double garage & no thru street




A great family home on a choice view lot close to Glenmerry school. Home is mint condition inside and out - this home will impress!

A good sized family home close to both schools in upper Rossland. Home features 4 bdrms, 3 baths and a large rec room in the Ànished basement.

What an incredible view from this fully serviced 1/2 acre lot.

Shavers Bench




Emerald Ridge






Great 2 bdrm half duplex in Fruitvale with a full walk out basement and a single carport.



Trail This is a nice Àrst time buyer if you’re just wanting a smaller home. New kitchen, bathroom and living room.






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

East Trail






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

East Trail







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


East Trail


$349,000 EW


Why rent when you could own your own house for the same monthly payment???

What a view! What a yard! What a house! Perfect family home in an awesome location. Special place!

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.





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






Two 1/2 duplex lots. Build your own retirement duplex!



1148 Bay Ave, Trail

Why rent when you can own this spacious double wide modular home on its own lot with single car garage, 3 bedrooms, laminate Ă oors, covered deck, good location. Owners want it sold!


Apt/Condo for Rent

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




Misc Services

CASTLEGAR, 2709 9th Ave. Sat. Jul.7, 7am-10:30am. Baby girl clothes, pedal boat E.TRAIL 1365 Thom St. (enter through alley)Sat. July 7 9am4pm Porcelain dolls, jewelry, collectables, shoes, household items FRUITVALE, 1746 Barrett Drive. Saturday, July 7th, 8am-4pm.

TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312

Detailed to perfection. Single car garage, covered patio area, beautiful hardwood Ă oors, newer roof, furnace HWT, kitchen and the list goes on and on. A must to view.

Waneta Village

WANTED: 2 roommates to share home in Rossland with me and my dog. You will have entire upstairs, shared bathroom, living room and 3 bedrooms mostly furnished. We will share kitchen and laundry. $600/month each. Aug 1st move in. 250-231-5225

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



Rentals Shared Accommodation


New custom kitchen, spa like bathroom, large master bedroom, views overlooking the valley, private back yard. All this on 2.79 acres. What are you waiting for?



Apt/Condo for Rent



Siddall Garden Services

ClassiďŹ eds Get Results!

Rossland. 2 bdrm, clean, quiet, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. 250.362.9473.

All Pro Realty Ltd.


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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Houses For Sale

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

Merchandise for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale

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

DIRTBUSTERS Carpet cleaning, area rugs, ood work, furnace & air duct cleaning, 250364-1484, 250-364-0145 MOVING / Junk Removal 250-231-8529 PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, Camera inspection 24hr Emergency Service. 250231-8529 Try our New Italian Pizza 2 for 1. 24/7 ordering, free delivery, BP Hot Foods Deli 250.512.9449

Homes for Rent FRUITVALE. Large 3 bdrm. Close to all amenities.Deck, carport, 3 appliances, large yard, NS NP Ref. Req. Lease available 250.367.9761 Rossland-Furnished Rentals: nightly, weekly, monthly:visit or 250-368-7556


The link to your community


Garden & Lawn

Houses For Sale GENEROUS SRI INCENTIVES & now government grants for ďŹ rst time buyers! SRI Homes and Lake Country are offering unbelievable discounts. Lake Country Modular Homes, located next to SRI’s WinďŹ eld factory, offers custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service and the best price! Call Don Purdie toll free at 1-866-766-2214.

Real Estate

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



Real Estate

ROSSLAND brand new 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 2 car garage hardwood oor no carpeting only $150 per s. feet. 250-362-7716 or

Professional looking for 1 Bedroom apartment in Rossland. Prefer walking distance to everything, clean & reasonable rent. For August 1st Call Arne at 250-584-9691

Legal Services

ALUMINUM RAILING. Mario 250-368-9857 HANSON DECKING West Kootenay Agent for Duradek 250-352-1814

I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins 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

2002 COLEMAN tent trailer. Excellent condition. $5,500. OBO. 250-368-9721



Financial Services

Merchandise for Sale Misc. Wanted


Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

3 bedroom Montrose home that’s ready for your family. Single garage plus 2 carports.

$429,500 Miral Heights ‘Better than new’ describes this 4 bedroom quality home on an unbelievable lot in Miral Heights. Beautiful Ă€nishing inside & out.

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29 allprorealtyltdtrailbc

Trail Daily Times Friday, July 6, 2012 A19

CLASSIFIEDS Transportation

Antiques / Classics




Auto Financing

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Auto Loans or 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



1997 Moomba Wake/Ski boat. Wake tower, ski pole, covers, all safety gear, skis, kneeboard, tubes. Excellent condition. $14,000 OBO. 250.693.8849, 250.368.5228 or 250.304.9461.

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

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Houses For Sale

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 as is, where is Call 250-362-7681 or email monikas_2010@ for more information


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Community of Tadanac Teck Metals Ltd.

1st Trail Real Estate 1252 Bay Avenue, TRAIL (250) 368-5222 f 620ft o Beach


MLS# K213216

10 Acres

MLS# K206977

MLS# K212192

MLS# K213040

MLS# K213202

MLS# K212989

MLS# K205510

Christina Lake $1,500,000

Trail $549,900

Trail $485,900

Fruitvale $429,000

Montrose $419,000

Fruitvale $335,000

Trail $275,000

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490



MLS# K212336

MLS# K205398

MLS# K204952

MLS# K213643

MLS# K21456

MLS# K205620

MLS# K211761

Fruitvale $269,000

Fruitvale $264,900

WarďŹ eld $227,000

Montrose $199,900

Trail $175,500

Trail $169,900

Trail $169,000

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

See A Must Home!


MLS# K210143

ll Bring A Offers!


MLS# K214253

MLS# K213871

MLS# K200362

MLS# K212933

MLS# K214159

MLS# K204267

Trail $151,000

WarďŹ eld $149,000

Trail $135,900

Trail $133,000

Trail $120,000

Trail $149,900

Trail $105,000

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900


Friday, July 6, 2012 Trail Daily Times



Koocanusa at record height BY SALLY MACDONALD Cranbrook Townsman

Koocanusa Reservoir reached a record height on Tuesday and it continues to rise. The reservoir at Baynes Lake was at an elevation of 2,459.3 feet above sea level, placing it just above full pool and higher than it has ever been. Record snowmelt and heavy rain are currently sending 60,000 cubic feet of water a second hurtling towards Libby Dam in Montana, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers control how much water remains in Koocanusa, and how much is released downstream into the Kootenai River. But flooding downstream of the Libby Dam in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and in Kootenay Lake, forced an unprecedented U.S./Canada agreement last week. The Army Corps and BC Hydro coordinated under the Columbia River Treaty to allow Koocanusa to go past full pool by one foot to reduce flooding downstream of the dam. Despite that, Koocanusa continues to rise by about half a foot every day. The predicament led to a second agreement Tuesday. Now, the Army Corps have permission to let Koocanusa reach an elevation of 1,461 feet, two feet higher than the maximum.


Eight Pathfinders girls and three leaders from Ottawa joined the Trail/Rossland Girl Guides this past week for a tour of the West Kootenay, which included a visit to the SS Moyie in Kaslo. The visit was made possible through Heritage Canada and the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC). It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to long before the local crew become the explorers instead of the hosts. Later this summer, the girls and leaders from Trail and Rossland will be traveling to Ottawa to reunite with this same group.

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, July 7 1-2:30pm

371 Murray Drive, Warfield 2260 Ralph Road, Fruitvale


1586 Pine Avenue, Trail


Great value in this 3 bedroom plus den, This home offers 4 bdrms, spacious 2 bath home featuring laminate/ceramic rec room, 200 amp service, security system, tile, new windows, furnace with central air, cozy wood fireplace, underground sprinklers, single car garage. Ideal home for starter, a/c, and 20X24 (shop/garage). investment or downsizing. All this on a 0.97 acre lot!. Low maintenance yard. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162



Timeless! This warm and gracious home features mahogany living room, inlaid oak flooring, wood fireplace, renovated kitchen, incredible views, large sundeck, private yard and so much more! Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

628 Turner Street, Warfield

Immaculate 3 bdrm/2 bath home with gourmet kitchen, oak and fir hardwood, fireplace, wrap around deck, stunning views, double car garage, hot tub, private master bedroom and more! This home should be on your viewing list. Call your REALTORÂŽ to book a time!

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.

Features include upgraded wiring & electrical-newer furnace-paint-flooringlight fixtures-windows-fenced backyard with new deck-large covered porch all on a quiet dead end street. Basement is ready for your ideas. Priced right and waiting for new owners.

Call Art (250) 368-8818

For additional information and photos on all of our listings, please visit

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Sunningdale. This home has been tastefully updated and features an open floor plan with large windows and updated kitchen. The lot is fenced and features a double carport. Call now! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

983 Nelson Avenue, Trail


801 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21st Street, Castlegar

1490 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4th Avenue, Trail

4800 sq ft 1992 built house in Central Castlegar is loaded with options and at an incredible low price! See it to believe it!

2+ bdrm home on a corner lot has good size rooms, updated kitchen, office and workshop. A/C, u/g sprinklers, garage and carport on flat, fenced lot!


Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665



Call Terry 250-231-1101

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest

ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

Cell: 250.231.0527

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Ron Allibone


Beautifully maintained home with 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a nice open living area, air conditioning, great access and parking. The basement could easily be converted back to a suite & features another living room, kitchen area, 1 bedroom and a 3 piece bath.

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Cell: 250-231-0153

Darlene Abenante ext 23

Solid home with amazing views. This home has large, enclosed front porch, great living room with wood-burning fireplace and 2 bdrm on main. Exterior of house is vinyl siding and most windows have been updated. Just a bit of your decor items, and this house will be home.

1015 Regan Crescent, Trail





Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Saturday, July 7 11am-1pm

Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

One of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest! This amazing 4 bdrm home features inlaid oak floors, french doors, wood fireplace and library. Located on large gorgeous lot, overlooking Beaver Bend Park and across the road from Webster School. Homes like this do not come up often, do not miss your opportunity to view.

2611 Maple Crescent, Rossland

2265 Kootenay Avenue, Rossland


2068 Topping Street, 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

ext 24

Trail Daily Times, July 06, 2012  

July 06, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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