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Bloom visit in the books – results due in October CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Communities in Bloom national judges were in town for a couple of days and were very impressed by what they saw in Castlegar. The nationwide program awards cities and towns throughout Canada for the many qualities that make a place beautiful. It’s been so successful that the United States has

copied it. In fact, one of the judges, Darlene Blake, hails from Des Moines, Iowa and is part of the U.S. Communities in Bloom program. “When we saw how wonderful and successful the Communities in Bloom program was, we started a copy-cat program called America in Bloom in 2002,” said Blake. Communities in Bloom judges cities

and towns against others of similar size across Canada in several categories such as tidiness, environmental actions, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscaped areas, and floral displays. The program is a success for many reasons, says Blake. “There’s a clearly defined criteria so people know what to expect,” she said. “Plus it brings together the

different factions - the different special interest groups so that the goal of the program is quality of life improvement for every citizen.” Blake and fellow judge Steve Preston, from Brampton, Ontario, both came away very impressed with Castlegar and all our city has to offer. The two were taken on a whirlwind twoday tour by Castlegar Communities in

Bloom board members. Blake and Preston have judged several cities throughout Canada. “Every city has its own unique charm,” said Blake. “So you can’t compare them as such. Every city competes with itself to improve year after year. We loved all the cities. Castlegar is one that I feel most comfortable in. You’ve got a great city. There’s no doubt about it.”

The judges arrived on Sunday morning at the West Kootenay Regional Airport and were taken to the City of Castlegar’s belated Canada Day pancake breakfast by CiB president Darlene Kalawsky. After breakfast, the judges were taken on a walking tour of downtown Castlegar and SculptureWalk with Pat Field. Continued on P. A2


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News Zellstoff Celgar learns of pollution penalties Rivers update CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Z ellstof f-C elgar found out on July 25 the extent of the penalties laid out in the court case resulting from a pollution spill from November of 2008. The company was fined $10,000 in each of three cases for a total of $30,000. It was also forced to pay $120,000 to the

Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. In addition, it must publish on its website the fact that it violated its environmental permits. The penalties were read by Judge Lisa Mrozinski, who presided over the case, at the Castlegar Court House. Mrozinksi had delivered the verdict on Feb. 16 where she convicted the mill of depositing efflu-

ent that was lethal to trout in the Columbia River. She also found the company guilty on two other counts related to its permitted effluent levels. The judge found that while there was no proof that Zellstoff-Celgar caused any harm to the environment during the spill, there was the potential for harm. The Crown was asking for fines of

$600,000. The maximum fine was $2.7 million. “I think we need to take a good read of the discussion and discuss it more with our counsel,” Fiona Mackay, environmental superintendent for Zellstoff-Celgar. “One thing I’m pleased with is where the funds will be distributed. The majority will be spent on the Columbia River with environmen-

tal studies. I’m happy about that. The rest of the decision, we’ll have another read and discuss it with our counsel at this time.” The total discharge by the pulp mill during the five days from Nov. 20-25, 2008 was 500 million litres into the Columbia River. Zellstoff-Celgar has 30 days to pay all fines and/or to appeal the penalties.


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Selkirk College, and the Brilliant Bridge restoration project. The judges tour wrapped up with a wine and dessert meet and greet at the Kootenay Gallery. Attending the event were Communities in Bloom members, City of Castegar council-

lors and staff, Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, and several members of the public. The announcement of the award winners will take place at the Communities in Bloom National Symposium, which takes place Oct. 9-15 in Edmonton.

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BC Hydro continues to coordinate flood control with its partners in Columbia and Kootenay systems to balance flood control operations between reservoirs and minimize impacts. The Arrow Lakes Reservoir is currently (July 20) at about 440.41 m (1444.9 ft.), while the Duncan

Reservoir is at 576.54 m (1891.5 ft). HL Keenleyside dam has been described assteady with no change expected. “Columbia River flows are diminishing as Kootenay River flows drop. The forecast says that may increase in the future but likely not beyond peak flows seen to date,” said Hydro spokesperson JenWalker-Larsen.


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News Local United Way survival in doubt CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The United Way in Castlegar is struggling with member numbers and as a result may have to fold.

“Our bylaw states that we need to have four board members to continue as a functioning, non-profit society.” Nicole Beetstra, Castlegar United Way “Our bylaw states that we need to have four board members to continue as a functioning non-profit society,” said Nicole Beetstra, Castlegar United Way president. “Right now we’re right on the border of four people and an administrator. If we lose another person we would have to fold. So we want to focus this year on recruitment. “If we don’t have

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enough people we can’t do things like our quad raffle that have raised a lot of money to support the agencies in our area.” With the lack of members this year, the local United Way has had to cancel not only the popular quad raffle but also the annual Kick-Off Dinner and Dance and the Halloween for Kids event. The local United Way helps organizations in Castlegar and the area. “We help other organizations in our

communities,” said Beetstra. “They submit to us and ask for grant applications. We help fund those programs. We’ve helped everyone from the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), to less fortunate people get dental work. We’ve helped the food banks in our area. We’ve helped Freedom Quest, which helps high risk youth in the area.” Beetstra says to help raise money that they would have through their events,

the United Way will focus on donations. “We’re going to be going into businesses and asking them to set up payroll deductions,” she said. “Anything from $1 a pay cheque and up. It all adds up. Not only does it add up financially but in great rewards in our community. “That’s where our focus will be with a lack of members. We’re going to try and go into businesses and talk to them about having their employees donate to us automatically as opposed to us doing big fundraisers.” All the money raised by Castlegar United Way stays in the community. If the local branch were to fold, all corporate donations would go to United Way of Canada. To help the United Way email castlegarunitedway@gmail. com or phone 250365-7331.

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Mother relieved by son’s return CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter



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The mother of Ashley Koftinoff, who had gone missing from a psychiatric facility in Kamloops last week, is glad he has been found and returned to the facility. Gwen ChernenkoffPegg, who hails from Castlegar, spoke to the Castlegar News on July 20 and thanked the community for well wishes and support. Koftinoff was found in Invermere on July 19 after calling his mother and leaving a message. She contacted the Invermere RCMP and notified them that he was there.

“He had had several passes that day and that last pass he decided not to come back,” she said. Chernenkoff-Pegg had spoken to her son earlier that day (July 16) and says he sounded calm. “He seemed to be fine,” she said. “He didn’t seem agitated or anything.” Chernenkoff-Pegg was informed by the facility (Hillside Psychiatric Centre) in Kamloops that Koftinoff had not returned. She contacted local media outlets to ask for help in locating her son. He was eventually found on Thursday (July 18) outside A&W in Invermere, where he was taken

in custody by Police without incident. Chernenkoff-Pegg wanted to dismiss some of the rumours surrounding her son. “There’s been so much negative publicity about him,” she said. “People in Castlegar that know him well, know he wouldn’t hurt anybody.” When asked why he might have fled, Cher nenkof f-Pegg suspects her son may have had difficulty dealing with an upcoming trial. “I spoke to him and asked him what had happened, ‘Were you overcome by your illness?’,” she said. “He couldn’t really describe what had

happened to him. It just happened. ‘I just freaked out.’” Koftinoff suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, which he normally takes medication for. “He has gotten sick recently,” she said. “I’m not really sure why, other than he was starting to feel the stress of the upcoming court case.” Last summer, Koftinoff was approached by out-of-town police officers and arrested on drug charges as part of a sting operation. “Over the last couple of months he’s become unglued,” said Chernenkoff-Pegg. “He’s petrified of going to jail.”

BC/DC set to show us how it’s done CRAIG LINDSAY

Castlegar News Reporter

Renowned AC/DC tribute band BC/DC from Nelson will do all the Aussie rockers’ hits at the Element this Saturday. According to legend - and their website - BC/DC was born of bush party ashes in the summer of 1999. Some 500 unexpected gigs later, they have redefined the concept of a tribute band, garnering iconic status

among diehard fans, agents, and venues from Vancouver to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. From the backyard biker bashes of Ymir to the star studded legendary rooms of Las Vegas, from Nelson to New York. The band includes Mad Cow (formerly known as Angus Hung) on lead guitar, Brian “Bon” JohnScottSon on vocals, Mangus Hung on rhythm guitar, Spliff Swilliams on bass gui-

tar, and P. Thuddy on drums. The Castlegar News is running a contest for a pair of tickets to the BC/DC concert Saturday night at Element Club Bar and Grill. Two names will be drawn with the winners each picking up a pair of tickets to the concert. To be eligible for the draw you must: 1. Go to www. 2. Write down the

headline for the top news story. 3. Email reporter@ with - headline, name, phone number, and email. Contest closes at 12 noon on Friday. Draw will take place shortly thereafter. The winners will be notified and will get to pick up two tickets at the Castlegar News office by closing Friday (5 p.m.). Contest limited to residents aged 19 and over.

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Every dog has its delicacy All locals, on two legs or four, find something they like at the Castlegar Farmers’ Market, as this pictured party found out last Saturday outside the Station Museum. Craig Lindsay photo

Art Walk 2012 – Artist Profile - Cecelia Skwarok The 16th Annual Castlegar Art Walk runs until September 16, 2012 and features 27 different artists on display at 25 venues throughout the community. For brochures and information visit the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce at www. or 1995 6th Avenue, Castlegar (250.365.6313). Here is just one of the delightful artists featured this year. Artist Name: Cecilia Skwarok Exhibit Location: West’s Fashions & Gifts (1) Artist City: Castlegar, BC Medium:

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Bluegrass at Kinnaird New Dawn performed bluegrass at the Concert in the Park at Kinnaird last Wednesday Craig Lindsay photo






CONCERTS IN THE PARK! WEDNESDAYS AUGUST 1ST CLINTON SWANSON TRIO WITH TONY FERRARO JAZZ 7:00PM KINNAIRD PARK Notice to all Community Groups and Organizations. If you would like you event mentioned in this event calendar please e-mail the information to Castlegar Recreation Department at or call 365-3386 ext 0.

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Promoting what’s good for business Hosting the latest “Business After Business” event at, and in tandem with, the Fireside Inn is our pleasure. There’s nothing like rubbing shoulders with someone for getting to where you can better understand each other. These are interesting times for business, but then again, what times have ever been otherwise? Times have been bad and they’ve been good but there has always been keen attention focused on the commercial sector and how it’s doing. The Castlegar Chamber of Commerce works hard to support our business community – offering courses, and staging events like the Home and Lifestyle Expo, business awards and more. Along with the concept of safety in numbers, chamber membership affords access to moral as well as tactical support. Unified and coordinated initiatives can help everyone. What’s good for each member is good for the whole community. It’s deflating to see the end of a commercial venture and uplifting to see one getting off the ground. Here at the Castlegar News/West Kootenay Advertiser we’re rooting hard for the latter. So we, like our chamber partners are keen to take part in whatever related action is on the calendar. It’s great to belong to the chamber in particular, and the community in general. We want to hear from you.

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Off the Line - Karen Haviland

When reality knocks Unfortunately, I frequently take my life for granted. With the exception of one tragic accident of a close person while in my mid-20s, I would consider my life charmed. All four of my siblings are still alive, my mother died a timely and natural death, and catastrophe, for the most part, has chosen to sidestep me. It’s tragically amazing to me when I meet people who have had nothing but disaster in their lives, as if a large cloud of doom constantly circles their heads. It makes me wonder how those people survive blow after blow and yet still find a way to find peace and make sense of their lives. It must take a special person, indeed, to weather those shattering storms and find a way to carry on while still finding purpose and strength to carry on. I suppose this column is born out of the recent gloom and doom which has permeated our area of the world. When heartbreak is right there in your own backyard, it makes it virtually impossible to live in the perfect bubble surrounding your protected world. When it knocks at your back door, it’s time to sit up and take notice. Such is the case of the disastrous landslide at Johnsons Landing. While only two-and-a-half hours from CastleCraig Lindsay Reporter

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gar, Johnsons Landing used to seem a world away, nestled in its mountainous terrain, tucked into the eastside of Kootenay Lake wilderness. But no longer. It’s likely, thanks to the media, that half of Canada now knows precisely where Johnsons Landing is, and can almost intimately speak of four of its residents who perished in the massive slide there. Val, Rachel and Diana Webber and Petra Frehse were residents of Johnson Landing, and until July 12 most of us, with the exception of their personal friends and family, knew not who they were, let alone where Johnsons Landing was. Now they are a news story, a sad ending to, according to their friends, lives which were richly and vibrantly lived. There is a nagging sadness of the uselessness of their ending, and for me there is an awakening from my protected and insular life that tragedy can strike anyone at any time. While the landslide was enough of a reminder, the recent flooding in Castlegar and Nelson served to underscore the fact that no one is immune when it comes to Mother Nature and life’s sad misfortunes in general. Not even me. These incidents have forced me to reevaluate and re-examine my life. If that Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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was me whose life ended in the slide, what would my eulogy be? It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall during that discussion! According to all written accounts, Rachel and Diana Webber lived their life to the fullest, as did their father. The two thirsted for knowledge and every day was a quest for self-discovery. They lived more and saw more at their age than many people my age and older have. It truly is a small world in which we live. There are other Webbers and Frehses in the world. They eat, breathe, cry and laugh, just like you and I. It’s easy to sometimes get so involved in our lives that we tend to forget that beyond our own private little world there are other people with real emotions and real life struggles. We are not alone in those struggles. The only good thing about that realization is that the realization alone tends to bring us more together. There is strength in numbers and there is power in that knowledge. To the friends and families of those who were lost at Johnsons Landing, I offer my most sincere condolences. Rest assured that their lives served a purpose and helped bring our communities closer together in the end. Sandy Leonard Production

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Death of a young sheep On July 16 two of us were canoeing on the Arrow Lake below the bridge on the cliffs west of Syringa Camp Ground. It was a perfect day. The sun was shining, bighorn sheep were grazing on a rock ledge high above us and birds were singing. In an instant the sheep were charging down a cliff towards us and one was falling, upside down, onto rocks below. Probably two sheep collided in their panic to escape a dog that was rushing towards them from above. The dog’s owner called it back but it was too late to avoid a tragedy. The fallen sheep got up, tried to walk and fell to it’s knees. It was unable to follow it’s companions that disappeared in the direction of Deer Park. We returned to the site of the fall on July 18. Five bald eagles, two vultures and several ravens were lining up to consume the remains of the poor young sheep. Although this was a freak accident it shows the importance



of controlling dogs in wildlife areas. -Ed Beynon, Castlegar

Points on landslides The Perry Ridge Water Users Association extends sincere condolences to the victims of the Johnsons Landing landslide. Our Association has tracked landslides in the Kootenays for close to 30 years, using the expertise of Frank Baumann P. Eng, Dr. June Ryder, P. Geo,the late Dr. Tony Salway, Terrain Specialist, Trevor Jones, Engineer and Allen Isaacson, Hydrologist. The experts, in many cases including the government’s own experts, all agree that British Columbia has many high risk areas and unstable areas, especially in the Kootenays. Unfortunately development continues to be planned on unstable terrain and increases the risk to residents below. Whether forest development added to the already existing risk of a high hazard at Johnsons Landing or

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not, hazard mapping could have prevented this and it is a well known fact that roads and cutting increase water volume and sedimentation in the steeply incised creeks in the West Kootenays. The headwater areas, which drain very large areas of the mountains, all drain to the valley bottom where we live. The frequency of slides is high in the region. Christy Clarke and the government officials are saying in the press that this slide was not predictable, Frank Baumann assured me in an email a few days ago that hazard mapping would have prevented this. The Perry Ridge Water Users Association believes it is negligent for the B.C. Government to continue to increase the risk to lives, homes and properties by forest development. In the absence of hazard mapping and updated rainfall/hydrological data the government is not showing due diligence in its work. Further, it is the victims, who will be put at risk who should decide whether it is acceptable, not the government.

We do not wish to show any disrespect to the victims of Johnsons Landing during their losses and grief. However, it is a long time overdue for the Government of B.C. to act responsibly, which they have not done, by ignoring advice and warnings from independent professionals. Marilyn Burgoon President Perry Ridge Water Users Association

Park closure extreme I am very disappointed in the city’s decision to close Twin Rivers Park completely. While I understand that there are safety and liability concerns, closing the park outright is an unwarranted overreaction that is reflecting poorly on the city. Tourists are being turned away, not even allowed to have a look and leaving in anger. Locals are being treated like criminals for simply wanting to carry on with their daily routines.

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come out to Bee Glade Farm for gardening conversation, potluck appetizers, and a walk through gardens and greenhouse. 2152 Glade Road in Glade (across the small ferry). New members and drop-ins welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave - 250.365.9600 or AUG. 18/19 - A 2ND WORKSHOP ON TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN ROSEMALING DECORATIV ART hosted

by the Sons of Norway and sponsored by The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is inviting interested persons to apply.Tel. 250 365 1017 . A workshop on Chip Carving is also being arranged on the same date and place .


this year will be Dirty Digger Weekend sponsored by Chris & Liz Popoff of Dirty Diggers, where children can help operate equipment with professional operators. Antique car show, dog show, horse show, children’s games, bouncy house. Lot’s of new vendors. Prize money for children exhibit entries. Live entertainment on stage all weekend. Competition between Trail, Castlegar & Nelson for best wine and beer entries. Name the baby alpaca contest with a great prize for a great

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June 25 to September 3, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Drop In Skateboarding Coaching. Free Helmet and Skateboards available. ***waiver needs to be signed by parent or guardian. ONGOING: JULY/AUGUST ACTIVITIES AT THE CASTLEGAR SENIORS CENTRE - Mon. 10:00 Darts 1:00

Whist; Tues. 9:30 Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts, 7:00 Pool; Wed. 9:30 Floor Curling; Thurs. 9:30 Floor Curling, 1:00 Bingo, 7:00 Rummoli; Fri. 1:00 Bridge/Crib. ONGOING: SPECIAL OLYMPICS CASTLEGAR NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

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


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


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

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

Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop and Gift Shop are open Mondays - Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout July and August, 2012 (closed

Sundays and all Statutory Holidays). We will revert back to our regular hours of operation September 1, 2012. Mini Silent Auctions are ongoing throughout the summer months. In the fall we will resume Silent Auctions on a full scale basis. Check out “spur of the moment” sales from time to time at the Treasure Shop. The Castlegar Hospital Gift Shop has just received a new shipment of clothing for the wee ones with all purchases 10% discounted! Donations are greatly appreciated but would you kindly telephone beforehand 250-3657317 in the event we cannot receive your items for a short period of time due to a lack of storage space on a temporary basis. Our volunteers are striving to maintain a comfortable environment for your shopping pleasures and at times we are overwhelmed with not enough space to store incoming gifts so appreciated. Anyone wishing to volunteer at the Treasure Shop are most welcome to do so and can pick up an application form at 210 11th Avenue downtown Castlegar across from the Library. Precious volunteer hours no matter how great or few are ever so appreciated in serving the needs of our city and surrounding areas. There are many interesting sections of the Treasure Shop to explore as a volunteer from recycling cottons to inventory stocking of clothing for the entire family including kitchenware, etc. as well as participating in Wednesday evening workshops! To all our past, present and future customers from the volunteers at the Castlegar & District Auxiliary Society enjoy a safe. healthy and happy summer with family and friends . ONGOING: CHRONIC PAIN SELFMANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS -

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

This way or that way, we’ve got you covered. . .

INGS - The local Toastmasters club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun. Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-3658336. ONGOING: TRAIL MAPLE LEAF BAND LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS:

The Trail Maple Leaf Band is a concert band looking for brass and woodwind players. We meet in the McIntyre Room at the Cominco Arena in Trail on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Practices begin on September 17. If you are interested in joining us please phone: 250-365-6405 for more information.


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

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


Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre. ONGOING: FOR TEENS Blueberry

school has a movie and gym night every Friday at 8 p.m. Free but bring $$ for candy, grades 6 and up. Info - call 365-7201.


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

Pre and postnatal program 10:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, includes lunch, supplements, resources, workshops at Kootenay Family Place. ONGOING: ADVOCATE IN CASTLEGAR ON THURSDAYS. Questions

about welfare issues, disability benefits, tenancy or family law? A staff person from The Advocacy Centre is in Castlegar every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Services, 1007 2nd Street. Previously, the advocate was in Castlegar on Fridays. Appointments are encouraged, so please call the Centre at 250608-0589 or 1-877-352-5777.


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


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


Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. First draw starts 4 p.m. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun.

There were plenty of great sweets at the Kootenay Gallery at the Communities in Bloom meet and greet Monday. Craig Lindsay photo

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Several million dollars could be injected into the local economy after Teck Trail Operations handed out signing bonuses to over 1,300 employees two weeks ago, but the question is how much of that money will stick. The first install-






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ment was paid out roughly two weeks ago, and Local 480 president Doug Jones said that union members have been receiving “very positive feedback” from the community. The agreement included the first ever five-year contract with a sizable signing bonus. As for the Castlegar area, Manager

Multiple lakeside units available today. Two, three or four bedroom units now available. Live year round at this beautiful resort. Call or email Chad Williams at Castlegar Realty to view any unit or for more information.

Ron Cutler of Glacier Honda says the Teck contract had produced a noticeable trickle down effect. “I can’t say we’ve sold a pile of cars because of it but it has influenced some sales,” said Cutler, adding that a number of buyers had indicated the agreement had helped them make the decision to purchase.

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I am a card vendor at the market at the Station Museum on Saturdays. The vendors work very hard at their crafts and the money reward is very small as everything takes time to make. Would you believe some people think they should get the product for free?

I would like you to remember that children pay for their parents’ sins. For others – a burgundy red tulip; a yellow sunflower and some abstract designs were stolen. If you receive any of these it’s a stolen gift. I will have special marking to indicate that the cards are not stolen.


There is one particular security guard who is taking her position far too seriously. She is chasing after people in the park and screaming at them. I have even witnessed her get in her car, roar across the parking lot and blare her horn at people – far more dangerous than any hazards in the park in my opinion. At this point I am afraid to go pick saskatoons along the bush for fear of this woman, usually I just have to watch for bears. Furthermore, by closing off the main areas of the park, people (mostly kids) are being forced to swim in more marginal areas closer to the main river flow. Ease up the closure, inform people of the risks and have the security people patrol down by the gazebo. Educate and people

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will cooperate, discipline and you are creating forbidden fruit and asking for trouble. On a ski hill, out of bounds does not mean off limits? The same standards need to apply here. Most annoying is that people are not even allowed to use the sports fields; this is ridiculous. People rely on this area to exercise their dogs and play games. There is no risk there, open it up. There are still walking paths away from the river that pose no safety risk, there is no reason for them to be closed. There are seniors who walk there every day and have lived their entire lives in Castlegar. They are capable of assessing their own risk tolerance. Leave them alone.

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Pumkin-heads pack the Castle JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

Anyone of baby boomer age you may have noticed with a quirky bounce in their step lately, had possibly been absorbing the joy being ladled out at the Castle Theatre on Monday night. Pied Pumkin was on the marquee that evening and the place was intimately close to capacity. The legendary trio, in the midst of a string

of 22 shows in 20 cities and towns was at its eclectic, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic best. The two hour-plus sets went by in a flash of glorious nostalgia, but the material seemed every bit as relevant and appealing as ever. Joe Mock, Rick Scott and Shari Ulrich – three massive individual talents making one incredible team. I remember taking in Pumkin shows back in the 70s at places like Vancouver’s Commo-

dore Ballroom. Their concerts were exciting, energetic... completely original with nothing close to a low point. Flawless musicianship, clever arrangements, instrumental variety and charismatic delivery were the order of the day, complete with just the right measures of humour and social consciousness. They’ve brought it all to 2012 and it’s all intact. What they’ve added is maturity.

Approx i m at e l y 200 more adoring fans could not likely have been found anywhere, and they’ll be looking forward to the Pumkin’s return to the unique Castle Theatre – a tall order considering the various commitments of the three. Speaking of the Castle – kudos to Lowell Bradley and Dean Steblyk for keeping such a place in operation, and best of luck with the work they have planned.

Pied Pumkin, from left, Shari Ulrich, Rick Scott and Joe Mock.


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BC Summer Games wrap up in Surrey CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The BC Summer Games have wrapped up for another year. The games were in Surrey this year and finished up on Sunday. Several Castlegar and area athletes got the opportunity to go up against the best competition in the province. Tyler Hartleb competed in shot put, discus, and javelin. In the shot put, he had a score of 7.01. In the javelin competition, he placed 17th with a score of 20.82. In the discus event, Hartleb placed 15th with a score of 20.74. In swimming, Tenysha Ross- Van Mierlo placed 26th in Heat 1 of the Girls 100M Breaststroke, 44th in the Girls 200M Freestyle, and 33rd in Heat

1 of the Girls 200M Backstroke. Gabrielle Hanvold finished 22nd the final standings of the Girls 400M IM, 10th in the preliminary round of the Girls 200M Butterfly, and 46th in the preliminary round of the Girls 50M Freestyle. The Kootenay boys baseball team, with Castlegar’s Drake Voykin, finished 6th, losing 11-4 in the 5th place game. The Kootenay boys soccer team, with Castlegar’s Josh Fogal finished 7th with a 3-1 win in their final game. Vancouver IslandCentral Coast won the medal count with 101 total medals including 38 golds. Fraser Valley came second with 94 medals and 34 golds. Kootenay finished 7th with 14 medals including two golds.

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Junior golf night started on July 19 and will go every Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Castlegar Golf Club. For more information call the pro shop at 250-365-5006.

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The Castlegar Skating Club held its 2011/12 STARSkate Season Celebration dinner and awards night on May 12. Each STARskater received a club certificate of achievement/membership and the club had a fantastic year with personal goals, milestones, competitions, testing and fun. Specific recognition was awarded to the following: Most Improved Junior – Jennifer Bus-

kas, Most Improved Intermediate – Megan Cousins, Most Improved Senior – Sara Lefurgey, Most Dedicated – Rebecca Hasselbarth (exchange student from Germany), Program Assistants of the Year – Andrea Poznikoff & Kim Klashinsky, Congeniality – Annika Cheveldave, Best All Around – Andrea Poznikoff, Gold Feet in Skills/ Dance/ Competitive FreeSkate – Andrea Poznikoff, Honorary Club Lifelong Membership – Rebecca Richards & Sydni

Kootenay Family Place would like to Congratulate the Kootenay Festival on a wonderful day. We’d also like to thank the KFP Board & Staff for participating.

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thank you to our Volunteers and Funders:

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Kannibelles devour Spokannibals

Contrary to the picture above, the Kootenay Kannibelles (in white) had little trouble with the Spokane Spokannibals on Saturday night. Craig Lindsay photo

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Kootenay Kannibelles defeated the visiting Spokannibals in roller derby action Saturday at the Castlegar Complex. The final was never in doubt as the Kannibelles dominated and beat the Spokannibals 301-55. “The girls played awesome,” said Phil Yer Pants, head coach of the Kannibelles. “We actually played this team in Spokane in March and only won by 50 points. It was a real tight, hard fought game. We were expecting the same today. But I think the difference in score today is a measure of how much the Kannibelles have improved.” Defence was the key to the victory, said the coach. “Their jammer had a lot of trouble

getting through,” he said. “We were able to hold their jammer with three of our blockers and have one of our blockers help our jammer offensively. The other key was our teamwork. This team has an amazing team feeling and team attitude. That really reflects on the track.” Pants says the team has been working a lot in practice on strategy and leaving the fitness up to the girls to work on with their league teams. “We practice twice a week,” he said. “That allows us to focus on strategy and work on what we do on the track without having to work on the fitness so much.” The Kannibelles are an all-star team of players from throughout the West Kootenay Roller Derby League. The team plays exhibition games against

other all-star teams across Western Canada and the U.S. They recently hosted the Western Canadian Championships in Nelson, where they finished second. “That was an amazing experience,” said Pants. “We were the host league so we got to play in front of our fans. We came second which was our goal going in.” The Terminal City Rollers from Vancouver won the championship, but the Kannibelles gave them a good battle in the final. “We came away feeling very, very pleased with what we achieved,” he said. “That result put us ranked fifth in Canada.” The next game for the Kootenay all-stars is August 11 in Calgary.

Figure skaters honoured with year end awards CRAIG LINDSAY A13

Thor-Larsen. Program Assistants, parents/ guardians, coaches and all volunteers and “friends of skating” were thanked and the club is looking forward to another great year in September. A special thank you to our coaches Karen Kirkwood, Sabrina Hinson and Yoshie Measures for all you do! Registration for the 2012-13 season takes place at the Castlegar Community Complex at the Parade of Programs Night on Sept 5th 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. See you there!

Skaters from the Castlegar Skating Club pose with their awards and certificates. Submitted photo

CMHA still has the following positions

that need to be filled prior to the beginning of the 2012- 2013 hockey season. • Novice Division Manager • Peewee Division Manager • Tournament Co-ordinator • Referee Scheduler Please note that no team is able to step out on the ice without a division manager/coach Applications can be found on the CMHA website.

CMHA is accepting applications

for Bantam Rep Coach, applications can be found on the CMHA website.

Deadline for applications is Monday July 30th, 12:00pm

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and added another 16 points in 17 playoff contests. The Selkirk College The 21-year old’s Saints Men’s Hockey career KIJHL totals program is pleased to include 37 goals, 65 announce a commit- assists and 551 penalty ment from forward minutes in 129 games. Mason Spear (Medi“Mason’s work ethcine Hat, AB) to at- ic, grit and skill level tend Selkirk College make him a tremenand compete for the dous addition to our Saints beginning in roster,” says Saints head the 2012/13 B.C. In- coach Jeff Dubois. “He tercollegiate Hockey plays a high-energy, League seaphysison. cal game Spear that I exis already “Mason’s work pect to ethic, grit and be very familiar to local hock- skill level make effective him a tremen- in our ey fans fol l ow i ng dous addition to l e a g u e our roster.” three seaand he’s sons in the a l s o Jeff Dubois, Saints Ko o t e n ay shown coach Internathe abiltional Juity to put nior Hockup some ey League with Beaver good offensive numValley Nitehawks, bers, particularly over Kimberley Dyna- the past year in Beaver miters and Fernie Valley. He’ll have the Ghostriders. He spent opportunity to step up the majority of his and be a solid contribjunior career with utor in his first BCIHL the Nitehawks, who season.” he helped to a KIJHL Spear is one of a Championship this number of Saints respring as one of the cruits with ties to the team’s assistant cap- West Kootenays, as tains. He scored 21 Trail native and forgoals and totalled 49 mer Smoke Eaters cappoints in 42 regular tain Logan Proulx and season games during Nelson Leafs alumnus the 2011/12 campaign Connor McLaughlin SUBMITTED


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There has been a lot written about low-dose A.S.A. (Aspirin® ) lately. There is evidence it does help people who have had a heart attack but new research has shown it has minimal effect on those with no history of heart disease. A.S.A. is a drug with side effects. Don’t start on this drug without your doctor’s consent. Mosquitoes can be a nuisance. Everyone has their favourite way of discouraging bites. B vitamins (B-1, B-12) don’t work. Wear light-coloured clothing and use insect repellants contain DEET. Check with our pharmacists for advice. When camping, be cautious about drinking water from mountain streams and creeks. Two water-borne parasitic diseases, giardia and cryptosporidiosis are caused by parasites sometimes found in water in rural areas. To be safe, bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute (3 minutes at altitudes above 2000 metres).

Beaver Valley’s Mason Spear will be joining the Selkirk Saints for the 2012-13 season. both committed to Selkirk College earlier this offseason. His addition also brings the total number of KIJHL graduates on the Saints roster to 10. “I can’t express how happy I am to come back to the Kootenays for the chance to further my educa-

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tion and to continue to play hockey,” says Spear. “I’ve been playing in this area for the last two seasons and it’s like my home now. I just love the area and the people here and to have the opportunity to go to school and to play hockey at the next level is a bonus.”

Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that can affect people above the age of 60 and can lead to retinal damage and blindness. There is evidence that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can significantly lower the risk of this disease. Cold water fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel, herring and salmon are good sources. If you aren’t a fish-eater, capsule supplements are available. Take charge of your own health. Let our pharmacists be part of your health team. We would be happy to be your pharmacist.

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September 18, 1934 - July 21, 2011 This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we shall never forget For those we love donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, So loved, so missed and so very dear, The twinkle in his eye, the smile on his face, And all the thousand thing so dear, We loved about him while he lived Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone with him from here, Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planted deep in memoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden And watched daily with our tears, To keep them ever fresh and vivid Through all the coming years To those of you who have your partners Love him while you may Because the world is not the same When he is called away. Lovingly remembered by wife Lynda and sons Scott (Ashley), Doug (Teena) and daughter Debbie (Jim), grandchildren and extended family.

The family of Marion Jean Jenner of Castlegar, sadly announces her passing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Friday, July 13, 2012 blessed with 94½ years of life. IIn hher younger years, Marion loved to dance and was an avid hometown hockey fan of the Flin Flon team. She was a seamstress, knitter, gardener and also loved to read and bake. Marion had been a Girl Guide leader and an active member of the Robson Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute and the Robson Seniors. She believed her greatest accomplishment was raising four wonderful children. Marion was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years Bert, in 2005, sons Ronnie, Dale and Kirk and sisters Evelyn, Margaret and Hazel. Left to mourn her loss are her daughter Faye (Ken) Beynon, son Gary (Joy), 12 grandchildren and 13½ great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Mary-Lou. Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. After a private Graveside Service at 1:00PM in the Robson Cemetery on July 28, 2012, at 2:00 PM at the Robson Church Hall, light refreshments will be served for Marionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family and friends. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, you may make a donation, in Marionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memory, to a charity of your choice.


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Wendy Kathleen (nee Wayling) was born in Creston, BC on October 23, 1952 and passed away on July 20, 2012 in Trail. She is survived by her husband Bob; children Michael, Sydne and Richard Smith; mother Judy Wayling; siblings Vicki, Rand, Kirby, Kent and families; step children Heather, Erin, Tracey and Kent Smith as well as the Scott and Lafreniere families. She is predeceased by her father Dick Wayling and her infant brother Mark. Wendy spent 30 years in the radiology ďŹ eld in the Castlegar and Trail hospitals. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her enjoyment came from ballroom dancing, crafts, spending time with her family, camping, hiking, berry picking, making everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favourite snacks and taking in strays. A Memorial service will be held at the LDS Church in Trail on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 11:00am. As an expression of sympathy your donations to the KBRH Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence on the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online register at

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Richard Pongracz The family of Richard “Rick” Pongracz are saddened to announce his passing on July 9, 2012. Rick was born in Prince Rupert BC (May 2, 1948) ~ but for most of his life, Castlegar was his home. He is survived by his former wife; Jeannie; children Tamara (Richard); Nathan (Lora) and granddaughter Eden. His son Darcy, his sisters Sandra and Margaret and his parents predeceased Rick. He leaves behind his siblings Edward, Joanne, Donald, Elizabeth, Barbara, and Leslie. His in-laws Katie & Dino Zanet, Olga Standidge, Ed & Lori Rilkoff numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces/nephews. He was very much loved. Rick was a Plumber/Pipefitter/School Board Trustee/Union Organizer and Plumbers Local 170 Health, Welfare & Pension Administrator where he earned the distinguished Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) credential from Dalhousie University. He was a strong & determined advocate of labour & humanitarian rights and equality. Rick had many comrades in the Kootenays who always commented on his polite, respectful demeanor. Rick was a long time donor to Amnesty International. A private, quiet cremation was held on July 17, 2012 with his family present. He will be forever missed and remembered.

Cheryl Fowler Cheryll FFowler Ch l (nee Cowland), 60, of Castlegar BC, lost her valiant fight against cancer and passed away July 18, 2012. Her final days were spent s surrounded by family and friends that Cheryl h had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Cheryl’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.

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Cheryl enjoyed quilting, and recently fell in love with texting to friends as well as shopping, gardening and playing with her only grandchild, Tiana, who gave her unbelievable strength to fight her battle against cancer.

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A memorial service will be held at the Rossland United Church on Friday July 27 at 11:00. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually.

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& Operated

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July 26, 2012 edition of the Castlegar News