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Harsh weather could slow rescue operations for Kootenay Lake slide THE CANADIAN PRESS


Johnsons Landing slide on Thursday, July 13.

JOHNSONS LANDING Crews are keeping a close eye on the weather as it hampers search efforts for four people believed to be buried in a massive landslide in southeastern British Columbia. Bill Macpherson of the Central Kootenay Regional District said the slope of mud, trees and other debris was deemed stable enough on

Sunday for rescue workers to head back to the tiny community of Johnson’s Landing. But Macpherson said with a thunderstorm warning issued and rain falling, weather conditions were unstable and there’s a chance efforts would be called off if the site shows any sign of instability. Macpherson said geotechnicians are on scene to mon-

itor the slide’s movements and make decisions regarding the safety of the operation as rescuers move through the debris. “They’re doing a grid-style search and they’re focusing on the high probability locations where they hope to find these people, using GPS, mapping and the best information from local residents,” he said.

About 70 people from search and rescue, RCMP and other organizations have personnel participating in the search. Police dogs were also expected to return to the site Sunday. At least three homes were crushed by the slide in the tiny hamlet on the shores of Kootenay Lake northeast of Nelson on Thursday.

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Love of flight beckons Trail cadet Down Under BY BREANNE MASSEY


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hanks to a prestigious scholarship, a J. L. Crowe grad will be taking flight this summer. Alex Farnsworth-Philogene, 18, was accepted into the international air cadet exchange association in Australia this summer and left for training on Sunday. “He always loved planes and when he heard that the cadets could teach him how to fly, he signed up,” explained his mother, Laura Farnsworth. “He worked his way up—first as a glider pilot and then as a power pilot.” Alex has been a Trail cadet and J. L. Crowe student for several years and was pleased about receiving one of 10 placements reserved for applicants across the country. In order to apply, he had to demonstrate his involvement in the cadets, good grades and ability to follow orders. He also had to pass an intensive screening contest, but was chuffed when the acceptance letter finally came in the mail. “I was relieved that I received any type of response because I didn’t know if they would send a letter to me either way,” he said. “But when I read it, I was really overjoyed.” He will be traveling for two weeks in Sydney and Brisbane and spending time with the cadets in Montreal before he ages out of the program in August, when he expects to apply to become an officer with the cadets and continue flying on the weekends while pursuing a degree. “If I wanted to do this and hadn’t participated in anything else, I probably wouldn’t have got it,” he said. At the mere age of 12, Alex had completed basic training with the cadets, a series of leadership courses and an introduction to aviation. But it wasn’t long


Alex Farnsworth-Philogene stands at the Trail Regional Airport beside a Cessna 172. He used a similar model to this plane on the mainland last week under the Air Cadet League of Canada’s power pilot familiarization upgrade scholarship, valued at $2,500. until he was flying as a glider and power pilot—he was only 16. “Everybody has a hobby and flying is mine,” Alex explained. “This is my last year in the cadet program before I age out and an exchange seemed like a pretty cool thing to do.” Alex is eager to meet “like-minded people,” see the sights and wrap up his last year in the cadets before entering a four-year engineering program at McGill. He is looking forward to staying in an

Australian barracks every night, visiting the Australia Zoo and touring the Telstra Tower. “Because I’m going into engineering, I think it will be really cool to see the Telstra Tower on Black Mountain,” Alex said. “It’s like the Australian version of Bell or Rogers so I’m looking forward to seeing that.” Alex had initially applied for an exchange program in England because his extended family used to live there and

sent him gifts by post, which piqued his interest. But he was offered a placement in Australia. He wanted to get the travelbug out of his system before settling into a degree program. “I was still really happy,” he said. “You get three choices when you apply and I got my second so that’s still pretty good.” Alex was accepted into an engineering program at McGill University this fall and will have roughly one week to settle into Montreal after his excursion to Australia.


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Mandy Bath said she is “lucky, very lucky.� Her home was one of three that was destroyed in the landslide that tore through Johnsons Landing on Thursday morning. “We had the house on the lake shore at the bottom of Gar Creek on the lakeshore,� she said. “When the first slide came down, it came down in two directions, but the main part of the slide came down and crushed the house severely but didn’t wipe it out at that point. “There were timbers and it was crumpled but it still looked like it might be possible to salvage things, that was after day one. “That was why I went up there, I thought that I might find my cat.� But when the second slide, which is described to have been water, mud and debris, came down on Friday, Bath’s home was washed into Kootenay Lake. “It was obliterated and just finished off the job and now there is nothing except a muddy slope where the house was,� she said. Bath was supposed to be at the house.


Her husband was in Oregon visiting his mother. “I hadn’t been able to get a ride to town on Tuesday, I wanted to go to Kaslo, there was a meeting I wanted to attend and I sent an email asking if anyone could take me into town. Nobody responded so I couldn’t go to town,� said Bath. “On Thursday morning my friend Gillian, her house was also badly damaged, asked me if I wanted to go to town. “She picked me up at 9 a.m. and I was at Creek corner looking at this brown, thick, awful liquid, but she picked me up and carried me off to town, and I was saved because of that.� The “brown, thick, awful liquid� Bath describes is Gar Creek. She, and many other neighbours had been noticing changes in the water, and now realize they were warnings signs. “There were warnings. Hindsight is a fabulous thing but there were warnings,� said Bath. “It turned from being water to a slurry. It was like a chocolate mouse. It was running higher and higher.� The Bath’s driveway went right over Gar Creek and Mandy said the night before the slide, she had been up, watching the creek.

“I was worried,� she said. “I was up at midnight the night before the slide with a flashlight, looking at the creek worried that the bank was going to give and looking at the colour. I couldn’t sleep. I was really worried that something was wrong.� The creek went from the colour of brewed tea, to a thick slurry. “It was painting the sides of the creek with a mask of mud on every leaf and every rock. This was a serious warning sign,� said Bath. Now the Baths are residents of Kaslo, something Mandy is still coming to terms with. The couple had lived in the small community for 20 years. “It’s a new chapter,� she said. “We have left Johnsons Landing. We never imagined it would be like this. We are very lucky that we have a house in Kaslo and that’s where we’re going to be living from now on. I say those words and it’s hard to believe it. “It’s hard to take in what we’re saying because we never expected we’d have to leave. “It’s the most beautiful place to live... You just don’t expect that today’s the day that it’s the end of it all. It’s only afterwards you take it in.�

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REGIONAL Johnsons Landing ‘in shock’ after massive slide BY MEGAN COLE Nelson Star

What started as a trip to deal with flooding at a Johnsons Landing cabin turned into an attempt to help the community after a massive slide swept through town yesterday morning. Greg Utzig and his partner Nelson city councillor Donna Macdonald have owned a cabin in the small community north of Kaslo for nearly 30 years. Utzig was on his way to the cabin to deal with a flooding problem that he said became “pretty insignificant in comparison.” “People were in shock, and secondly people were trying to find out which houses were hit and where people were and whether they were there or weren’t there. Then we decided which houses we were going to search,” he said. Members of the community began searching the houses before search and rescue crews were on site. “There wasn’t much to go through in the case of the search I was involved in, a house that was two stories was now about two metres high,” said Utzig. “It was shocking and distressing. And people who were just outside the zone who stood by and watched it are pretty shaken up.” Utzig said he knows the four people who are still unaccounted for and are two adults and the man’s two daughters who are in their teens or early 20s. “It’s a small group of people, including temporary residents it’s about 60 people all together; there are probably about 40 or 45 permanent residents,” he said. “It’s fairly tight knit because it’s the end of the road they are often without communication because hydro lines are being cut or phone lines going down and people work together because they are in that kind of isolated situation.” Reports from the Regional District of Central Kootenay said that the slide was initiated around 11 a.m., Utzig said that the believed the main slide had occured about 10:30 a.m. “We arrived in Johnsons Landing about 11 a.m. and the slide had already come through,” he said. “It started about 400 metres above the community and it is a large event, we’re talking about a large slide compared to others we see around here. It came down the Gar Creek Valley which is a fairly narrow gully, just when it entered the Gar Creek takes an abrupt turn and part of the slide didn’t take that turn and went up over a little hill into an area where there was half a dozen houses.”


Geo-seismic crew from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation survey damage to a road Sunday that was torn away by a landslide that buried three homes and has left four people unaccounted for in Johnsons Landing.

Johnsons Landing residents still missing FROM PAGE 1 Lynn Migdal, who now lives in Florida, has identified the missing as her 17- and 22-year-old daughters Rachel and Diana Webber, along with her ex-husband Val Webber. A female German tourist is also believed to have been caught in the debris. The Ministry of Forests said on the weekend that it had received an email from a Johnson’s Landing resident the morning the slide occurred expressing concern about a mountainside creek. In the email the woman, whose name was not released by the ministry, said she noticed “surges of

chocolate-coloured water that came down Gar Creek,” each bringing down a significant number of logs and debris and causing a jam. “As soon as the log jam formed, gravel began to be deposited behind it,” she said. “The entire level of the creek bed has now been raised at least (1.8 metres) in that specific area.” The woman wrote later the whole creek was flowing over and down her driveway and made reference to a conversation with a friend with search and rescue experience who told her to stay on high ground. Hours later, the mountainside gave way.

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The Johnsons Landing landslide is shown in this Thursday July 12 handout photo.


Valentine Webber is shown with his daughter Rachel Webber in an undated photo. The two are among four people missing in a landslide in the tiny community of Johnsons Landing.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and a severe thunderstorm watch for Greater Trail and the B.C. Southern Interior region throughout the West Kootenay. The thunderstorm warning and the watch, both issued at close to 2 p.m. this afternoon (July 15), calls for heavy downpours, which could produce 30 mm of rain locally, and warns that some thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. The storm watch warns of large hail

and damaging winds. “An upper low moving southeastward along the British Columbia south coast will create a favourable environment for the development of thunderstorms over Southern British Columbia today and this evening. “Some of these storms may become severe with locally heavy downpours up to 30 mm and intense lightning being the main threat,” read a bulletin at the Environment Canada site. Environment Canada advises people

to monitor weather conditions and take necessary precautions if threatening weather approaches. A severe thunderstorm was issued last Friday, which produced lightning, some rain, and temporarily knocked power out for some residents in the West Kootenay area late-Friday night and early into Saturday. The site also warned of future thunderstorm warnings for the early part of this week as the hot weather continues in the Greater Trail region.

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Lack of food, ocean conditions behind poor sockeye returns: scientists BY KEVEN DREWS THE CANADIAN PRESS

Juvenile sockeye salmon likely didn’t have enough food to survive as they travelled in poor conditions through British Columbia’s Georgia Strait in 2007, resulting in abysmal returns to the Fraser River two years later, a

new study suggests. About 10 scientists came to that conclusion after crunching fisheries and meteorological data, which the federal government began collecting in the late 1990s. Their findings, originally presented to the judicial inquiry examin-


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ing the historically low sockeye returns, have now been published in three papers in the journal Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. The publication comes before B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen is expected to present his findings into the issue in September. “If you’ve got these years where oceanic conditions are unfavourable to food production you’re really going to have trouble with the stocks,� said Richard Thomson, a Fisheries Department oceanographer and a study co-author. In 2009, only about one-tenth of the expected 10 million sockeye returned to the watershed, sparking the federally appointed Cohen commission to



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examine what caused the 2009 collapse of the Fraser River sockeye. Numerous theories on why the sharp decline resulted were presented at the 21-month inquiry that wrapped up last November in Vancouver. Thomson said scientists in the study he was involved in concluded that an “extraordinary event� was taking place in the Straight of Georgia, the body of water running between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland. He said that when scientists began to notice there wasn’t enough food in the stomachs of salmon, and there were fewer and smaller herring than usual, researchers formed an interdisciplinary team to tackle the issue. “This team came together to try to

understand how the physical environment could be affecting the fishery. And, you know, the herring was sort of a clincher, the fact that the herring were so stressed, and they’re a food source for many of the fisheries.� Scientists focused on three related issues in an effort to understand what was going on. Dave Preikshot, a fisheries scientist, and his four co-authors studied how long juvenile sockeye salmon were spending in the Strait of Georgia before heading out into the ocean. “It appears to be at least 31 (days) and it could be as long as, I think, 52 (days) is the upper limit there,� he said. Fisheries scientists in the 1950s and 1960s inferred that sockeye salmon didn’t stay in

the strait but migrated through it without lingering, Preikshot said. In the 1990s, scientists suggested juvenile sockeye salmon were in the strait from 20 to 30 days, he said. Establishing the amount of time the young salmon spend there is important because fisheries scientists believe the majority of fish die early in life, Preikshot said. “If that is true, the longer they are in the Strait of Georgia, the more likely it is that significant things determining their return migrating population also occur in the Strait of Georgia,� he said. Retired biologist Dick Beamish, who is also an emeritus scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, tackled the issue of poor survival rate of sockeye salmon.

He found that while the Fraser River produced about 454 million juvenile sockeye salmon in 2007, only about 1.4 million returned in 2009. “We think 2007 represented an extremely poor year for food production at the time those fish would either be entering the Strait of Georgia, or in the case of herring when the larval herring would first start feeding,� Beamish said. According to his paper, a survey fishery in 2007 noted a lack of juvenile sockeye salmon in the strait and the small size of sockeye that were caught. The paper says coho and chinook salmon in the strait at the time were also smaller than in previous surveys. A high percentage of them also had empty stomachs.

Federal gov’t will appeal assisted-suicide ruling THE CANADIAN PRESS The federal government will appeal a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling which struck down Canada’s ban on assisted suicide, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said Friday. The landmark ruling last month said the ban is unconstitutional and gave the federal government a year to rewrite it. But Judge Lynn Smith also granted an immediate exemption to the law, allowing Gloria Taylor, one of the women who brought the lawsuit, to die with a doctor’s help. In a statement, Nicholson said the government intends to seek a stay on all aspects of the ruling, including the exemption for Taylor, while it goes to the British Columbia Court of

Appeal. “The government is of the view that the Criminal Code provisions that prohibit medical professionals, or anyone else, from counselling or providing assistance in a suicide, are constitutionally valid,� the statement said. “The government also objects to the lower court’s decision to grant a ‘constitutional exemption’ resembling a regulatory framework for assisted suicide.� Taylor, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS, hailed the lower court’s ruling because it gives her control over when and how she dies. She had hoped the government wouldn’t appeal. “I would really like to think that the government would

see that they can’t do this to me,� Taylor said last month. “They can’t do this to other Canadians.’ In her complex, 395-page judgment, Smith said the ban on physician-assisted suicide violates two sections of the charter of rights covering the right to equality and the right to life, liberty and security of the person. She said the law must allow for doctor-assisted suicide in cases where patients have a serious illness or disability and are experiencing intolerable suffering. Such patients must ask for the help, must be free of coercion and cannot be clinically depressed, the ruling noted. Nicholson, though, said the law has to protect people.

Border guard, accomplice get jail for drug smuggling THE CANADIAN PRESS Lengthy prison terms have been handed to a former Canadian border guard and another man who were found guilty of smuggling cocaine and guns into B.C. from Washington. Baljinder Singh Kandola, who was

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south of Vancouver. Kandola was found guilty of conspiring to import cocaine, importing cocaine, breach of trust and corruption. Johal was convicted of conspiracy, drug and weapons charges, as well as bribing Kandola.

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Give aboriginals fair say in resource talks, CEOs urge BY HEATHER SCOFFIELD THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada’s aboriginal peoples aren’t the only ones insisting they be treated as equal partners at the natural resources negotiating table. Big business wants them there too - and is urging the federal and provincial governments to give them a helping hand. A new report due Monday from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives calls on governments to make aboriginal communities full partners in developing energy and mining projects. A copy of the report, which comes in advance of the annual meeting of premiers later this month, was obtained by The Canadian Press. John Manley, the council’s chief executive, says the viability of billions of dollars in natural resource investment is at stake, since no company wants to invest in a project that could be disrupted. The report calls on Ottawa and the provinces to help train

a growing aboriginal workforce, and develop new ways to allow aboriginal communities to participate in business initiatives and wealth-sharing negotiations.

Quick facts Canadian Council of Chief Executives points: • Canada’s richest resources are found near aboriginal communities, leading to “legitimate concernsâ€? for land claims and environmental impact. • Governments and aboriginal leaders need to step up, improve education, work with business community for training, and design solutions to underemployment. • Engagement with aboriginal communities needs to start early on in energy, resource projects. • Business has reason to finance and invest in business acumen in aboriginal communities.


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RIM hit with lawsuit verdict at ‘worst time:’ analyst THE CANADIAN PRESS Just as the dust began to settle from a tumultuous annual meeting, Research In Motion was hit with another setback as a northern California jury ordered the troubled

BlackBerry maker to pay $147.2 million in a patent lawsuit. The Ontario-based company was fresh out of a meeting when the verdict came down in the suit over a remote management system

for wireless devices. The decision comes at the worst time for RIM, which reported a first quarter loss and delayed the release of its muchhyped BlackBerry 10 operating system until next year, an analyst said.

Public Works rolled out red carpet for firms from minister’s riding BY JENNIFER DITCHBURN THE CANADIAN PRESS

Public Works and Government Services Canada laid out the welcome mat for two companies from Christian Paradis’ Quebec riding at the minister’s behest, a practice that raised concerns with the federal ethics watchdog and spurred change inside the department. In 2009, when Paradis was Public Works minister, he directed bureaucrats to set up meetings with two firms from Thetford Mines, Que., that were promoting their products - Thermo Pieux and Pultrall.

One of those meetings took place in the minister’s boardroom with about a dozen bureaucrats from Public Works and from the Department of Foreign Affairs. The planning involved civil servants up to the deputy minister’s office. That was the same year Paradis got a meeting set up for former Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer’s company - a move that Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said amounted to preferential treatment for a friend and broke the rules.

In that March report, Dawson briefly referred to the meetings with the two Quebec companies for context. Documents about the meetings were released to The Canadian Press last week under the Access to Information Act. Dawson reiterated Friday that although ministers are MPs and should represent their constituents, there are limits. “Ministers must ensure that they do not give preference to their constituents in their roles as Ministers that would not be available to any other Canadian,� Dawson said.

Public Works said that action had been taken to address situations where the minister wants civil servants to meet with companies from the local riding,

but didn’t elaborate. “Policies and procedures on this matter have been communicated to staff through training initiatives,� said an emailed statement.

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Wouldn’t it be great if our assets always appreciated, prices at the stores fell, our jobs were secure and real pay raises were coming our way? Here’s a closer look at the years ahead. Asset prices will be stagnant for the most part, and more likely to fall than rise. Some prices will go down, but don’t expect to see that at the grocery store, or at the gas pumps; very often: those are headed up. Other countries are going to mostly be worse off than we Canadians will be, but that won’t help our exportled economy, and our public sectors are going to shrink like it or not. As for pay raises, don’t hold your breath: they’re going to be few and far between. More likely, you’ll be asked to take reduced hours at least once in the next few years. That’s a pretty grim picture. The good news is, if you treat it seriously, you’ll probably do better than

okay. Only if you keep thinking “it’s going to get better any day now” are you likely to end up getting hurt. Japan is one place that’s been living like this for more than two decades now. Since 1990, Japan’s economy has been helped by exports, but it’s been a long grind for other parts of its economy. (The Nikkei average for Japanese stocks is 1/4 of what it was back then, and Japan’s had 0 per cent interest rates for so long now that savings actually cost money, thanks to taxation.) The housing market slipped and fell and has never recovered. We’re better off than that - but closer to it than it looks. Yet the average Japanese thinks the last two years haven’t been altogether bad. They’ve paid down debt, retiring as much paying of interest as they could (that paid better than investing). They’ve moved upmarket, buying quality goods when they needed to

buy - or waiting a year to get a better product at a better price. They spend more on transportation and food than before, but otherwise they’ve handled the stagnation well. These are lessons Canadians need to learn, because the rest of the world is determined that the planet will stagnate. In this country, we’ve got some pretty profligate governments. They’ve racked up debts to the point where interest payments are a real problem: Ontario’s annual payments exceed everything other than health and education spending, and are about to pass education. Wrestling the budgets down isn’t an option: it’s becoming mandatory. A global credit crunch will send interest rates up as everyone backs off funding governments without getting a good premium for it. So the broader public sector, both federally and provincially, is going to be cut back, which, in turn,

slows the economy. Meanwhile, when you see high flying countries like China, India, Russia and Brazil (to pick the four biggest) shrinking their growth estimates dramatically, and retrenching their spending, you know that we’re going to see that hit our exports and Canada, like Japan, is an exporting nation. That puts the crunch on the private sector: less overtime, fewer shifts, maybe even some closures. Our companies have been rapidly trying to shed their debt since 2008. Many of the rest of us as individuals and families have piled it on, instead. New bigger mortgages, new lines of credit, more on the old credit cards. As American financial commentator Karl Denninger notes in the opening credits to his weekly podcast, “The Market Ticker”, it’s a deflationary period. The value of money is going up; debt gets more expensive to service. All this before higher interest rates hit our family balance

sheets, too. Food and energy are the great exceptions to this. Food for us is mostly energy anyway: hydrocarbons get cracked to make fertilizers, fuels for farm equipment keep irrigation pumps running and keep the processing and distribution systems humming. As for energy, we may still be finding lots of it, but what we’re finding is the expensive stuff: lots of capital to extract it, lots more to process it. Give us $20 per barrel (bbl) oil for five years and the economy will boom, but we’re not going to have a lot of $20/bbl ever again. That’s why we’re having so much trouble getting things firing on all cylinders again. Get smart about your future. The years ahead can’t, and won’t, be fixed by government action. This time, it’s up to you. Troy Media columnist Bruce A Stewart is a Torontobased management consultant. You can reach him at

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BUSINESS Industry regulator launches probe into Canadian lending rate setting THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s financial industry regulator will look into whether an interest rate rigging scandal that has rocked global banks could happen in Canada. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada said Friday it is not aware of problems, but is launching a review of Canadian practices in light of the interest-rate fixing scandal engulfing European and American banks related to a rate known as Libor. IIROC is reviewing what is known as CDOR, the Canadian dealer offered rate, set daily at 10 a.m. through a survey of rates provided by nine market makers, including Canada’s big banks. “While we are not aware of concerns at this time with the setting of CDOR, recent experiences with Libor point to a need

for increased scrutiny of such survey-based reference rates and IIROC is conducting a review of current practices among CDOR survey participants,� said Lucy Becker, IIROC vice president for public affairs. The Libor rate is little-known outside the financial industry. It is short for the London interbank overnight rate that provides a benchmark for trillions of dollars in contracts around the world, including mortgages. A British banking trade group sets the rate every morning after international banks submit estimates of what it costs them to borrow money. The IIROC review is not related to a Competition Bureau investigation into whether Canadian affiliates of six international banks played a role in the fixing scandal with Libor.

The scandal was sparked when venerable British bank Barclays admitted that it had submitted false information, resulting in a fine of $US$453 million and the resignation of its chief executive. The investigation has since spread to several other banks, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche bank, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released documents Friday that show it learned five years ago of big banks understating their borrowing costs to manipulate the key interest rate. The documents also show Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who was then president of the New York Fed, urged the Bank of England to make the rate-setting process more transparent.

Bank of Canada rate plans to focus investors BY MALCOLM MORRISON THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Canadian dollar could find itself under some selling pressure this week after the country’s central bank makes its next scheduled interest rate announcement on Tuesday. There is no doubt that the Bank of Canada will keep its key interest rate unchanged at one per cent, reflecting a general global economic slowdown. But traders will be looking to the central

bank’s commentary for an idea of where it thinks the Canadian economy is headed and hints about when it might get around to raising rates. “If the bank aggressively cuts its economic forecast and abandons its mild tightening bias, the currency could be dinged a bit,� said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital markets. Porter said there is a strong case for the Bank of Canada to move back towards a more neutral

bias as far as rates are concerned. He notes that almost every major central bank in the world “has eased in some way over the last month whether it’s quantitative easing by the Bank of England or actually outright cuts by the European Central Bank and all kinds of emerging markets, like China and Korea.� The bank had indicated earlier this year that it might move to raise rates, but worsening economic condi-

Glencore International receives federal approval for Viterra bid THE CANADIAN PRESS The federal government signed off Sunday on Glencore International PLC’s bid to acquire Canadian agribusiness giant Viterra Inc, bringing the Swiss commodities supplier’s multi-billion dollar transaction one step closer to completion. The $6.1 billion bid was approved by Industry Minister Christian Paradis under the Investment Canada Act. “I approve an application under the act if I am satisfied that the investment is likely to be of net benefit to Canada,� Paradis said in a statement. “Glencore has made a number of commitments to Canada.� Glencore released a statement Sunday emphasizing its commitments to investing in Regina-based Viterra’s (TSX:VT) operations and to growing western Canada’s agricultural industry. “We are very pleased to receive Investment Canada approval, which recognizes the long term benefits for farmers and Canada from our acquisition of Viterra,� Chris Mahoney, Glencore’s director of agricultural products, said in a statement released Sunday. Glencore had said it expects to get all of the regulatory approvals it needs to close the transaction by the end of July. But it now suggests it may not meet that deadline as it waits for a review approval from the Ministry of Commerce in China, where Viterra has operations. Glencore also requires final approval from New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office and Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board. The company said it will provide an update on when it expects the deal to close “in due course.�

tions have dampened any expectations for a hike any time soon. “We have again had to shift our view on the bank,� said Porter. “Back in April, we had brought forward when we had them starting to hike rates and subsequently we have put them right back to where they were. So we don’t see the next rate hike by the Bank of Canada until about a year from now.� The Canadian dollar hasn’t closed above parity with the U.S. dollar since early May and since then the commodity-sensitive loonie has generally found a perch around 97 or 98 cents. That is a level of strength Porter found surprising considering that oil prices have tumbled almost 20 per cent since the beginning of May while copper prices have fallen by about 12 per cent. “I do believe it is trading well above the so-called fair value based on where commodity prices are now,� said Porter. “The currency should be lower.� Meanwhile, stock markets will be focused on an increasing number of second-quarter earnings reports from corporate America. Citigroup kicks off and General Electric wraps up the week and there are plenty of major reports in between.

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OBITUARIES TUA OZUST, ALLAN GEORGE “OZZIE” — passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the age of 84. Ozzie was the loving partner of Sylvia for 43 years, dear dad of Tanya (Kirp) Johl of Vancouver, cherished grandfather of Rodney Romas of Port Hardy, and great grandfather of Tori Romus of Port Hardy. He is survived by his brother Elton Ozust of Trail. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Trail hospital for their support and care over the last six weeks. At Ozzie’s request there will be no service. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

Champion of American home cooking, Cunningham dies at 90 BY MICHELLE LOCKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Marion Cunningham, the homecooking champion whose legacy can be found in the food-spattered pages of Fannie Farmer cookbooks in kitchens across America, has died at 90. Cunningham, who had been ill for some years, died Wednesday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif. Best known for her revisions of the classic “The Fannie Farmer Cookbook,” in 1979 and again in 1990, Cunningham also wrote several other books, including The Breakfast Book, Cooking with Children, and Lost Recipes. She also hosted a television series, Cunningham & Company that aired on the Food Network. Though she moved in rarefied circles that included culinary luminaries such as James Beard and Alice Waters, Cunningham resisted trendiness. She was an ardent supporter of the humble iceberg lettuce and specialized in simple recipes. Along with that approach went a deep concern about the disappearance of the home-cooked meal eaten en famille. “Home cooking is a catalyst that brings people together,” she wrote in the forward to Lost Recipes. ”We are losing the daily ritual of sitting down around the table (without the intrusion of television), of having the opportunity to interact, to share our experiences and concerns, to listen to others.“ Waters, a longtime friend and the force behind the groundbreaking Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., said Cunningham preached the value of food quality and home cooking long before it was fashionable, and in doing so became the nucleus of what grew into the modern food movement. “She had so much humour and charm and earnestness and passion and all of that, everybody listened up,” Waters said in a telephone interview. “And she was always championing the people around the country who really expressed that, those feelings about the table and simplicity. In that sense, she almost sewed together the movement.” Born in Southern California,


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Comic-Con crazy for ‘Hobbit’ footage BY DAVID GERMAIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Marion Cunningham in a May 27, 2004 file photo. Cunningham married her high school sweetheart, Robert Cunningham. The couple, who had two children, later moved to Walnut Creek, east of San Francisco. Robert Cunningham, a lawyer, died in the late ‘80s. A self-taught cook, Cunningham didn’t take her first steps toward a cookbook career until her mid-40s when she travelled to Oregon to take a class that Beard, then a chef and food writer, was teaching. Beard subsequently invited her to be his assistant and, later, recommended her for the job when publisher Alfred A. Knopf was looking for someone to update the classic Fannie Farmer cookbook. Cunningham also was a bit of a car enthusiast - she ran a gas station for two years during World War II - and a Jaguar was her main indulgence once she became successful. She regularly drove into San Francisco to have dinner with friends. More recently she had been too ill to go out, though she was still a presence in food circles, toasted at dinners held in honour of her birthday at restaurants like Chez Panisse and San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema. In 1993, she received the Grand Dame award from Les Dames d’Escoffier, an organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality, in recognition of her achievement and contribution to the culinary arts, and in 1994 she was named Scholar-in-Residence by the Int. Assoc. of Culinary Professionals.

If reaction to The Hobbit footage at Comic-Con is any indication, Peter Jackson has another couple of blockbusters on his hands. The crowd attending Jackson’s “Hobbit” preview at the fan convention Saturday went wild over a 12-minute reel the filmmaker and his colleagues screened. Broken into two films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the 3-D epic is Jackson’s prequel to his Lord of the Rings trilogy, whose finale won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture and director. An Unexpected Journey arrives in theatres Dec. 14, with There and Back Again following in December 2013. The films are based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel novel, chronicling how tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) acquired the ring of power that causes all the ruckus in The Lord of the Rings, Jackson’s three-part adaptation of Tolkien’s fantasy saga. Along with Jackson and Freeman, The Hobbit panel at Comic-Con featured Lord of the Rings co-stars Ian McKellen, who reprises his role as the wizard Gandalf, and Andy Serkis, who is back as twisted ring-keeper Gollum. Also on hand was Richard Armitage, who plays the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield. Jackson showed 12 minutes of footage that included a chillingly comic exchange between Bilbo and Gollum; a tender moment between McKellen’s Gandalf and Cate Blanchett, reprising her role as elf queen Galadriel; and the pivotal moment when Bilbo

Downey Jr. mixes in ‘Iron Man’ preview BY SANDY COHEN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Robert Downey Jr. made a Tony Stark-like entrance Saturday into the San Diego Convention Center’s largest exhibition hall, dancing up through the aisles among more than 6,000 fansa. The Iron Man star joined Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige at Comic-Con to show footage from the film, due next summer, and announce the studio’s upcoming superhero film slate. He appeared while wearing the right hand of his Iron Man costume with a suit and tie. The Iron Man 3 clip showed Stark’s latest incarnation of his super suit, pieces of which fly across his workshop and attach themselves to his body. It showed his cliffside compound crumbling into the sea and his cache of Iron Man suits being blasted to bits. The footage also offered a look at Sir Ben Kingsley as the villain Mandarin and franchise newcomers Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall, along with the return of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes and Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan. Favreau, who directed the first two Iron Man films, served as an executive producer on the third installment. “I feel like a proud grandfather who doesn’t have to change the diapers but gets to play with the baby,” Favreau said, appearing on the Marvel panel with Cheadle and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black. discovers the ring. A surprise guest was Elijah Wood, who starred as hobbit Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. Freeman said he never felt intimidated as a newcomer to Jackson’s team. “Obviously, you can’t really take intimidation or pressure to work with you, because you won’t do your best work,” Freeman said. “And you won’t do your best playing, which is an actor’s job.” Jackson shot The Hobbit in 3-D and at 48 frames a second, twice the speed that has been the standard since the 1920s. The higher frame rate allows for greater visual clarity, though

it requires costly upgrades to digital projectors for cinemas showing films at that speed. At the Cinema Con theatre owner’s convention in April, Jackson got a mixed reception for preview footage of “The Hobbit” shown at 48 frames a second. Some observers thought the images were too clear, so realistic that it took away from the magic of the film medium. At Comic-Con, Jackson chose to show his footage at the traditional 24 frames a second, saying the best way to experience the higher projection speed is by watching an entire movie at 48 frames a second, not just excerpts.

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Trail opens with extra-inning win BY TIMES STAFF The Trail Little League Minor All-Stars started the B.C. Little League championships on a winning note Saturday by beating host Mt. Seymour 11-7 in extra innings at Zuehlke Park in North Vancouver. The win is only the first step in a long week of fierce competition against B.C.’s best age 9-10 teams. After a day off Sunday, the Trail All-Stars play five more games including District 5 winner West Vancouver today at 11 a.m. West Van lost its first game to Little Mountain from District 1 by a score of 12-0 in its opening game Saturday, while South Van’s district 6 beat district 7 Layritz 12-2 in the only other opening day match. The toughest test will likely be on Tuesday when they face South Vancouver at 1 p.m. and perennial favourites Little Mountain on Friday at 2 p.m. Sunday scores were unavailable at press times.

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The AM Ford Trail Orioles were whistling the sweet sound of success as it secured its spot in the Senior Men’s Western Canadian baseball championship Aug. 23-27 by taking the bite out of the Vernon Diamondbacks at Butler Park Saturday. Trail took both ends of a double-header in Vernon last month by scores of 1-0 and 10-0, and needed just one more win in the best-offive series to advance. The birds didn’t waste any time as the team played flawless baseball en route to a 9-1 opening match victory. “They hit the ball really well,” said Orioles coach Dave Colquhoun. “We’ve been working really hard on those things, just getting bunts down, and players scoring.” It was a tight 2-1 game heading into the bottom of the fourth inning when Brady Glover led off with a single, stole second, and Jesse Rypien walked. Lead-off batter Conner Jones then stepped up and belted a double to centre field scoring Rypien and Glover to stake the O’s to a 4-1 lead. Jones would later score on a passed ball. Pitcher Scott Rhynold struck out the side in the fourth. But after walking the first batter to start the fifth, he picked him off with a quick move to first base, and got the next

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Pitcher Scott Rhynold led the AM Ford Trail Orioles to victory and a spot in the Western Canadian Senior Mens Baseball Championship in Winnipeg with a victory over the Vernon Diamondbacks on Saturday. The Orioles swept the best of five series winning four games before being rained out on Sunday. two batters to fly out. Over five innings work, Rhynold gave up one run on three hits, walked three and struck out eight before Scott Robertson came on in relief in the sixth. The stellar pitching was backed up by good defense, a growing concern earlier in the season, said Colquhoun. “Our defence needed to get a little better, just because we haven’t played as much what with the rain this year, but our pitching is

always good.” The Orioles added four more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in what would turn out to be its final at bat. The Orioles executed brilliantly on the night, whether it was a sacrifice fly, a bunt or hit-and-run, they came through in every situation. “Hitting is a tough thing to do, so I was really happy with the way the players were hitting the ball today,”

said Colquhoun. Jones, Glover, Jim Maniago, Ryan Levigne, and Kyle Paulson all went 2-for-4 for the O’s with Jones and Levigne each picking up a pair of RBI’s. Paulson started the second game of the night and picked up a win in another dominating Oriole performance as they cruised to a 16-2 victory in the second half of the double bill. The Orioles final home games of the

season go this weekend against Pacific International League rival Seattle Studs at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Butler Park on Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Orioles play in the provincial championship in Prince George Aug. 4-6, then head to the Western championship in Winnipeg. Trail wraps up its season with the Grand Forks International tournament Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

A small but impressive crew of divers from the Trail StingRays diving club returned from a successful trip to North Vancouver last week, toting lots of hardware. The team of five competitive divers took home 10 medals from the North Vancouver Diving Competition at the UBC Aquatic Facility. In the one-meter and three metre dives the Rays swept each event as Christopher Tremblay took home double gold for the

15-16-age category, while Paul MacLean narrowly beat out Joseph French, each taking home two silver and two bronze medals respectively in the same events. In the 13-14, onemetre girls dive, Emma MacLean scooped gold with 196.30 and duplicated that in the three metre with a 180.85 total. Andrew Sibbald was also a double medal winner with a gold in the three-meter, nine10 Div. and silver in the one-metre.

An athletes’ guide to the B.C. Summer Games BY CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News

With the BC Summer Games just a few days away, several athletes, coaches, managers, and parents, were able to pick up some valuable information at a “Guide to the Games” session held at the Castlegar Community Complex last week. “These G2G or Guide to the Games sessions are being held in all eight zones

of the province,” said Chris Trentholm, event manager for the BC Summer Games Society. “For zone 1, which is the Kootenay, we have sessions in Castlegar here tonight for West Kootenay participants and one tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Cranbrook.” At the session, Trentholm provided information and guidelines to help the athletes prepare for the games. “We want to review the materials that

help them understand what they’re getting into with the games,” he said. “We also want to help them better prepare for their games experience.” Trentholm said the society wants the athletes to have the best experience they can at the games. Some of the biggest questions Trentholm is asked are about transportation.

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Hubbie won’t risk losing affection of nasty daughters Dear Annie: My fiance, “Clyde,” and I have been together for three years. We have a great relationship. We have lived together for two years, and my 5-year-old considers him “Dad.” Clyde is divorced and has two daughters, 16 and 18. His marriage was destructive and abusive, yet he still goes to his ex-wife’s house three times a week to see his 16-year-old. Clyde and I have only one day together as a family with my son. His kids want nothing to do with me, so they won’t come to our place. I’ve missed out on several family events because his kids didn’t want me there. I have asked Clyde repeatedly to stop splitting his life in two. His kids will make no effort to know me if he doesn’t insist on it. They are old enough to understand that they should respect our situation even if they don’t like it. And they would benefit from



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seeing their father in a healthy relationship. The ex-wife continues to be controlling and nasty. She constantly asks Clyde for favors and says negative things about me to him and his kids. He doesn’t understand why I have a problem with this or why I feel like my son and I take a back seat to his past. I have discussed seeing a counselor, but he’s resistant. I expect Clyde to be there for his kids, but why can’t he cut the strings with his ex? I have been loving, understanding, supportive and patient, but I feel that he’s taking advantage because it’s easier to disappoint me

than to stand up to his ex. I make him a priority, and in return, he gives me the scraps. -Becoming Resentful Dear Resentful: Clyde doesn’t want to risk losing the affection of his daughters, which is why he is easily manipulated by them and also by their mother. But you are right that they will not respect your relationship if he doesn’t insist on it. Get counseling, with or without him, and decide what your next step is. Dear Annie: For most of her adult life, my older, unmarried sister was a successful executive. Several years ago, she contentedly retired. At the age of 68, however, she is forgetting words here and there and seems a little hazy about some past events. There is no history of Alzheimer’s in my family, but I am afraid she might be developing dementia. She is aware of this memory issue, and it frustrates her.

She always has prided herself on her intelligence and competence. I don’t want to insult her, and I’m scared to discuss this because she gets her hackles up. My parents lived into their 90s and never had these memory issues. I think she needs to see a doctor. What do you recommend? -- Concerned Dear Concerned: Being unable to come up with the right word at the moment and forgetting some past events are not unusual and do not indicate dementia, but they could indicate stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, too much going on or too little mental stimulation. Here’s a good gauge that we’ve always liked: If you forget where the keys are, it’s normal. If you forget what the keys are for, it’s not. Your sister is aware of the problem and is capable of seeing a doctor on her own. If you notice that her lapses are getting substantially worse or are diminishing her ability

to function, then you should urge her to discuss it with a medical professional. Dear Annie: I am a 14-year breast cancer survivor and an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society. Please tell

“Beside Myself in Jersey” to contact the ACS at 1-800-227-2345. Her dear mother-in-law does not have to put up with a rude and abusive person to get to appointments. She can get rides from a qualified Road to Recovery driver. These

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Tuesday, July 17, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Definitely avoid arguments with authority figures, because these easily can erupt today. And if they do, they will escalate into something nasty very quickly. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be patient with co-workers, especially if you are trying to introduce improvements and reforms where you work. Others will not be receptive. Tread lightly. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Romantic partners might be at odds with each other today. This is a challenging day for parents when dealing with their children, because temper tantrums and meltdowns are likely. Be patient. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Minor appliances might break down at home today, and similarly, family relationships can break down.

Don’t push your agenda with others. Take it easy. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Battles with siblings, neighbors and relatives might take place today, because people are pushy and relentless. Who needs this? Run away! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) When it comes to financial matters or discussions about earnings and cash flow, if you are too pushy, you will lose everything. Wait until you see an opening. Or wait until Thursday. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can use today’s energy to creatively transform the world around you. Or you can have fierce power struggles with others. Which is it going to be? (That’s a nobrainer.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might be doing a slow boil because you feel angry, but you also feel that

you cannot speak up. This is always frustrating. But you probably are right. Hang in there. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Squabbles with others are likely today, because people are at odds with each other. You might find yourself in confrontation with a member of a group. Be cool. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Do not clash with authority

figures today -- this means parents, teachers, bosses, VIPs and the police. People are rigid, intense and unforgiving. You will only increase opposition to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues today, because discussions could escalate into a fierce argument in a New York minute. Just take it easy.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is not a good day to discuss how to share things or address inheritances or divide jointly held property. Postpone this kind of discussion until Thursday. YOU BORN TODAY You might appear shy, quiet or reticent, but underneath this cover is a huge ambition to succeed. You also have a marvelous sense of humor. Freedom and independence









are important to you. Your self-confidence allows you to be very patient in waiting for what you want. In the year ahead, partnerships will be extremely important and will teach you much about your style of relating. Birthdate of: Donald Sutherland, actor; Cory Doctorow, author/activist; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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MLS# K214516

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MLS# K205510

MLS# K210637

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Christina Lake $1,500,000

Fruitvale $499,000

Fruitvale $429,000

Fruitvale $335,000

Rossland $304,900

Fruitvale $269,000

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Trail $265,000

Trail $239,900

Warfield $224,900

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Trail $149,900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

ting New Lis

MLS# K214253

MLS# K124451

MLS# K206097

MLS# K211761

MLS# K213871

MLS# K212061


Warfield $149,000

Trail $145,500

Trail $215,000

Warfield $169,900

Trail $135,900

Trail $106,000

Trail $105,000

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900


Monday, July 16, 2012 Trail Daily Times


Search and rescue prepare to dig for missing family BY MEGA COLE Nelson Star

Search and rescue crews have located the area where they believe Valentine John Webberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home stood. Whitney Numan - search and rescue co-ordinator with Bulkley Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; said at a press conference this evening that with the help of the regional district search and rescue has sent co-ordinates of Webberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation to the onsite team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What search teams have been doing is focusing on a grid search from where the roof was located up passed that over top of the foundation not knowing the exact location and continuing up the hill to Petra Frehseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house looking for debris indicating that some stuff is there,â&#x20AC;? said Numan. RCMP and search and rescue are confirming for the first time that the people missing in the slide are 60-year-old Valentine (Val) John Webber and his daugh-

ters 17-year-old Rachel Elizabeth Webber, 22-year-old Diana Katherine Webber, and a 64-yearold German woman Petra Frehse. Crews had accessed the roof of the Webber home yesterday which is now believed to be at least 40 metres down the slide site. Now that crews have the coordinates, the next step is planning how they will dig down to the cement foundation, where officials, neighbours and family are hoping the family is still alive. Frehseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home is completely covered by at between 3 and 5 metres of debris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to locate stuff,â&#x20AC;? said Numan. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like an avalanche where you can dig down with shovels, here once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve located the foundation weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll talk about whether or not we can get the excavator in there and that could be problematic given that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the soil content is like and the moisture.â&#x20AC;? Numan described the con-

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sistency of the debris field to concrete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost impossible to dig through it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so compacted itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost like concrete. You could not put a probe through there.â&#x20AC;? Now that crews have a loca-

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tion in their sights, the next step is getting to it, but with stability and safety still a factor, search and rescue are moving cautiously, but efficiently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dynamic,â&#x20AC;? said Numan about the stability of the site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The spotters are keeping an eye on



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Whitney Numan with Buckley Valley Search and Rescue compared working in the landslide debris field to digging in concrete.



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3721 Woodland Drive, Trail


148 Haig Street, Warfield

This 2-3 bdrm home is very well maintained, has a great, fenced yard with large covered patio and good parking. Bright kitchen/dining, large living room. Central air and underground sprinkling. Call for an appointment to view, this is a great package.

$219,000 Great value in this 3 bedroom plus den, 2 bath home featuring laminate/ceramic 4 bdrm/2 bath property on 0.46 acre lot. tile, new windows, furnace with central air, Top and bottom are currently rented. This single car garage. Ideal home for starter, property includes - 200 amp service - newer investment or downsizing. windows, upgraded plumbing - single garage Low maintenance yard. - newer roof. Call now! Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

1739 First Street, Fruitvale

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TRAIL TREASURE... This amazing 3 bdrm character home is privately situated, yet a short walk to town. Great oak flooring, main floor laundry, large dining and living room with custom fireplace. The views are gorgeous. Low maintenance yard and covered parking. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264





This East Trail charmer offers very large living room, bright spacious kitchen, 2 bdrms on main, updated bathroom with jetted tub. You will love the yard with great covered patio, raised gardens, mature flower beds, underground sprinklers and back alley access to garage. This home is special, call your REALTORÂŽ to view.


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any further movement or water accumulations up high that could release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are also looking at trying to find another method of establishing any subtle movements in the debris. We also need to determine how much moisture content is below the surface. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People can walk on the debris field. But there is no saying what will happen if we bring an excavator on to it.â&#x20AC;? With crews being unable to dig by hand, heavy equipment will be needed to get to the foundation. Numan said crews would likely begin attempting to access the foundation tomorrow morning. There are now search and rescue volunteers from Kimberley, Nelson, Kaslo, Campbell River, South Columbia and Bulkley Valley, totalling 31. Canada Task Force 1 is still on location with 30 crew members on in the area and 25 on site in Johnsons Landing.

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660 Dickens Street, Warfield

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Cute 3 bdrm with many upgrades including kitchen, windows and electrical. Deck off the kitchen/dining area, large 2 car garage with attached workshop area. Call your REALTORÂŽ to view this great family home.

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character everywhere! Updated electrical, hardwood floors, large living/ dining rooms, huge country kitchen, private yard, plenty of parking... the list goes on. This one is a must see!

Super family home located in the friendly community of Fruitvale- 3 bdrms/2 bthrms. Great floor plan for the whole family, finished on both levels. Call your REALTORÂŽ for a viewing, you will be pleased.


3 bdrm 2 bath solid home. Great neighbourhood, nice price! Underground sprinklers, air conditioning, gas fireplace, laminate flooring.

Recently remodelled bath, laminate floor, wood-burning fireplace, deck, fruit trees, single car garage, room for all the toys! Priced well under assessed value! Plenty of elbow room here and only minutes away from Trail or Castlegar.

Call Art (250) 368-8818

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Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

Cell: 250.231.0527


Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Cell: 250-231-0153

Darlene Abenante ext 23

795 Dickens Street, Warfield

ext 42

Mary Amantea

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Cell: 250-521-0525

Cell: 250-368-1162

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Cell: 250-231-1101

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Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

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Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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Trail Daily Times, July 16, 2012  

July 16, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times