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No additional destinations for Pacific Coastal Company VP responds to petition BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Despite a petition of over 800 names pushing for increased service at Trail Regional Airport, the facility’s only carrier says it won’t be increasing the reach of its flights out of the Silver City. Spencer Smith, vice president of commercial services for Pacific Coastal Airlines, said the 809-name petition delivered July 16 to council asking for expanded service from Trail Regional Airport to Calgary or Kelowna has some merit. But he ruled out the chance of the Lower Mainland-based aviation company from connecting to Calgary, hinting that Kelowna is in the crosshairs—but down the road. “Operationally and structurally we just don’t have the means to support that quite yet,” he said. “We just don’t have the planes.” Smith noted that the cost to fly into Calgary would be higher than they were willing to foot at this point, plus their access would be convoluted and inconvenient, having to use the executive class area of the airport in the industrial portion of the airport. He also pointed to the service up the road in Castlegar with Air Canada, and potentially WestJet, that would nullify any regional advantage they may have. “It’s a big diversion to our network, having to go to Calgary,” Smith said.

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Airport service review grounded BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

The city has shelved its airport service review until the results of an economic impact study are completed, according to the city’s regional district representative. Robert Cacchioni said the city-led service review that was asked for late last month will be put on hold until the regional district’s study is completed at the end of the month. Cacchioni told council July 16 that Victoriabased Wave Point Consulting’s commissioned study on the airport would give Trail city council some ammunition when they begin asking questions of the partners— including

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Thumbs up for local green thumbs in Bloom committee, and for good reason. Thorimbert has Kneeling down on a mound spent eight years toiling in her of dark, fertile soil and getting yard revitalizing an abandoned your finger nails a little bit dirty area, acting as her platform for is every gardener’s dream. stress relief. But very few walk into a “Working on my garden has backyard and carefully map out been a labour of love since I the same dream; that’s what bought the house in 2004,” she makes each homeso unique in said. “It was like working with the Trail in Bloom a clean slate Trail in Bloom’s 2012 Garden 2012 Garden because everyContest winners Contest. thing had grown First Time Entries This year’s over.” •Roland and Carolyn Caron •Joe and Patti Mauro annual garden Thorimbert •Donna Ferguson contest in Trail added her own Rose garden lured roughly unique flavour • Anna Profili Strata Renters Patio Terrace 100 garden to the garden •Hans and Ede Kruggel enthusiasts to by digging up Rock Garden Xeriscaping the Colombo weeds and •Art Powel Lodge Piazza for planting flowerWater Feature •Patricia Adrian the 2012 awards beds through Beds and Borders ceremony on the yard. •Shirley Black Tuesday night. It “It was like •Lynne Worosz •Loretta Berno was a cool sumdoing a transEdible Gardens mer night framed plant,” she said. •Frank Dattalo with a sheet of Rodlie, also •Sam Mauro dark grey clouds a garden com•Frank Marino Garden Architecture stretching across mittee repre•George and Mary Pettigrew the sky. sentative for •Mario and Alba Vellutini “I’m just happy the contest, was •Tony Driutti it didn’t rain,” said ecstatic about Whimsical •Dave and Lynne Stugeon Annette Gallatin, Thorimbert’s Container Garden chair of the Trail success. In addi•Kerra Clarkson Garden Contest. tion to creating Best overall garden •Cheryl Thorimbert “We had 75 chairs an aesthetically set up and they pleasing garden, filled up right away, so that she was able to create a design tells us that the event is an that allowed each person’s eyes even bigger success than we to move around the yard. thought.” “Plus it’s nice to see someThe event pulled people— body from East Trail win,” young and old—to the piazza Rodley explained. “Usually in their gardening best. People somebody from Tadanac or sauntered across the street and Sunningdale wins, but this conrooted into the grassy area test is about the best garden when emcee Lana Rodlie began design, not the best house.” to speak at the event. To visit some of this year’s The attentive group of atten- garden contest winners, stop dees gathered in a half circle to by Ferraro Foods anytime durhear what each gardener had ing business hours today and achieved this year, while enjoy- Friday to purchase a tour map ing a glass of wine and a piece of the homes (by donation). of cake. But nobody was more The committee will also be sellsurprised by the results this ing maps at Ferraro Foods early year than Cheryl Thorimbert. on Saturday morning. “I thought I was going to win In addition, tickets to Teck’s the first time entry,” Thorimbert Mad Hatter themed tea party exclaimed at the event, “not the in Tadanac on July 28 will be best overall garden.” available in Ye Olde Flower But the award didn’t sur- Shoppe, Trail City Hall and prise people from the Trail Century 21 Kootenay Homes.

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Drive past Sunshine Children’s Centre and follow the paved road to a cul de sac facing the tunnel in East Trail and you’ll find a small grey stucco house tucked in behind a black metal fence. It’s a typical East Trail home, but it lays claim to one of the best gardens in Trail—literally. Cheryl Thorimbert’s garden was recently recognized with an award from the Trail Garden Committee for her outstanding floral arrangements. As a result, Thorimbert walked away from the contest with a $150 cash prize, a brightly coloured floral arrangement and a plaque recognizing her achievement. She began working on the unadorned yard below Highway 3B eight years ago after purchasing her new home. But now, to the unsuspecting visitor’s eyes, the shaded yard resembles a park. “I wanted it to look like a park so that your eye moves around the entire yard,” she said. “And not just a box garden with one tree in the middle. I wanted to create little areas to draw people in.” She described the area as a forest, with the ascending nearby

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Teck says it can weather economic uncertainty THE CANADIAN PRESS Teck Resources said Wednesday it expects to weather any economic uncertainty after the mining company’s second-quarter profit attributable to shareholders plunged to $268 million, hurt by weaker metal and coal prices during the quarter. That’s a drop of 65 per cent from $756 million, or $1.28 per share, in the same quarter in 2011. Earnings per share in the quarter were 46 cents. “In summary, Teck remains in strong financial shape and is well positioned in uncertain economic times,� president and CEO Don Lindsay told analysts during a conference call. “Our long-term view remains favourable, particularly for our key products of steel-making coal and copper,� he said. But investors weren’t pleased with the results, with shares in Teck (TSX:TCK.B) dropping 5.7 per cent, or $1.69, to $27.72 in early afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Chief financial officer Ron Milos noted the effect of a change in prices on the company. “The key driver is the

 

  

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Teck’s Trail Operations shine in the night along the Columbia River. quarter-over-quarter change in commmodity prices,� he said, adding copper production is increasing and is still expected to grow over the next two quarters. “Coal production is also increasing and is moving toward our target level of 28 million tonnes of production at our existing six mines,� he said. Lindsay said despite these increases, commodity prices were lower, in part, due to uncertainty over global economic conditions, a situation expected to continue. Quarterly revenues also dropped to $2.6 billion, com-

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pared with $2.8 billion a year ago. The Vancouver-based company said it had an adjusted profit of $312 million, or $0.53 per share, down 53 per cent compared with $663 million, or $1.12 per share, in the same quarter in 2011. “Coal production was reduced by approximately 700,000 tonnes due to the nine-day Canadian Pacific Railway labour disruption which caused a complete shutdown of rail operations from our Elk Valley mines,� Teck said. RBC Capital Markets analyst Fraser Phillips said

Teck’s results are largely due to underperformance at the Andacollo mine in Chile, which should improve as projects continue to come online in 2012. “Remaining operations performed well,� Phillips said in a research note. “Of most concern is weak coal sales volumes and price guidance for Q3 2012.� Phillips noted that Teck has indicated that coal production and sales volumes will depend on customer demand. So far, Teck has five million tonnes for delivery in the third quarter at an overall estimated realized price of US$198 per tonne, versus the benchmark price of US$225 per tonne for its highest quality coals, he said. Previous cost guidance remains unchanged with operating costs for 2012 expected to be $72-$78 per tonne in 2012 and transportation costs to be $34-$38 per tonne, Phillips said. Teck also warned of tough times ahead due to “ongoing economic uncertainties in Europe and the United States and less robust growth rates in China, India and other emerging markets.�


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Kelowna flights a possibility FROM PAGE 1 But Kelowna would not. Smith said the Okanagan city destination was a possibility, since it would connect in well with their existing network. “It’s something that we would like to do at some point, but not right now,” he said. A man who wished not to be identified deposited the petition— collected in six days—in council chambers July 16 during the public question period portion of their regular meeting. There was no indication of who collected the names or who circulated the petition. Some city councillor names were included on the petition. Smith said they have been approached in the past by local groups asking for service to Calgary or Kelowna out of the Trail airport. Where the latest request came from, he wasn’t sure. “Unfortunately, there are some individuals that speculate on our behalf that give indications that we are doing something when we are not,” he said. Pacific Coastal Airlines operates three flights daily from Trail to Vancouver. According to airport statistics, in the first four months of 2012 more than 10,000 passengers flew through the airport, half of the 20,000 total passengers in all of 2011.

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The winners of this year’s Trail in Bloom Garden Contest were honored Tuesday at the Colombo Lodge Piazza. For the list of winners see Page 1.

Top garden provides relaxing atmosphere FROM PAGE 1 mountain rolling into her yard. The area is complete with a stone water feature, roses bushes and an ash tree. “The ash tree is really great because it provides shade and it

draws lots of birds into the yard,” Thorimbert explained. This season kicked off to a rough start for her garden, she said. Heavy precipitation waterlogged many of her garden’s best features and a lot of the work had

to be done twice. “It didn’t seem like a good year for growing,” she said. “But when I come out here, in my garden, I can spend an hour or an entire day working. It’s very relaxing and it takes you away from everything

else that’s going on in your life as you focus on what is growing around you.” Thorimbert’s garden will be open during the garden tour on July 28. People can stop by 1455 Fifth Avenue to check it out.

Study will help forge final decisions on airport FROM PAGE 1 Warfield, Rossland, Montrose, Fruitvale and regional district areas A and B—in the service review. “Whether (the study) comes in positive or negative, at some point those individual jurisdictions will have to make some

decision on whether or not the East End Services committee is going to move forward with decisions on the airport,” he said. Both pieces of information will channel into the same conduit for Trail council when they try and establish how much time, money and energy they will expend on

the airport in the future, and who still wants in on the service. The city’s service review report on the airport will take a look at what the associated costs of operating are, who is in favour of the service, whether they want to pay to be in the service, and who will deliver the service.

After the review is completed the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary partners can look at results and the city will get feedback on the merit of the service. “At that point hopefully we can move forward with whatever decision council wants to make,” said Cacchioni.

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Zellstoff-Celgar handed $150,000 fine Market on Friday BY CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News

Zellstoff-Celgar found out the extend 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. They were also forced to pay $120,000 to the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. In addition, they must publish on their website the fact that they violated their environmental permits.

The penalties were read by Judge Lisa Mrozinski, who has presided over the case, at the Castlegar Court House on Wednesday. Mrozinksi delivered the verdict in Castlegar court on Feb. 16 where she convicted the mill of depositing effluent that was lethal to trout in the Columbia River. She also found the company guilty on two other counts related to their 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 ZellstoffCelgar. “One thing I’m pleased with is where the funds will be distributed. The majority

will be spent on the Columbia River with environmental 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. “These are the first environmental charges that we’ve received,” she said. “Despite the noncompliances that her honour mentioned, we

have been doing a lot of work to mitigate the problems we were having with our treatment system.” Although the maximum fine was almost $3 million and the total fines Zellstoff-Celgar received was $150,000, Mackay thought the fines were excessive. Environment Canada enforcement officer Darin Conroy stood behind the judge’s decision. He said that the fine designated for the Habitat Wildlife Fund will stay in the region.

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Brazen coyotes caused residents in a Penticton neighbourhood concern last week. Lori Dunn, who lives near McNicoll Park School, said she found her cat dead last week in a neighbour’s backyard. The SPCA also had reports of a number of cats missing last week in that area. “The neighbours a few houses over had about five coyotes perched on their back deck a couple days before. They were very bold,” said Dunn. “We could hear them at night and I have seen them wandering down the street boldly around 8 to 9 p.m.” Penticton conservation service officer Jim Beck said they received reports of three coyotes causing trouble near Kendall Crescent. “The reason we attended was that they were actually approaching people and threatening to nip or bite. On two occasions there were people approached. The coyotes were coming right up on people within a few feet, and the people did the right thing by acting large, yelling and trying to scare them off. It took multiple attempts before one particular larger

coyote backed off,” said Beck. During his patrols, Beck said he was waved over by a number of residents telling him of coyote encounters. Early Friday morning, conservation officers dispatched two coyotes, shooting them with a .22-calibre rifle. Beck said coyotes are capable of killing sheep and small prey. If a human is bitten, there is a chance of infection. Beck added he received a call on Friday about two cougars seen on the Penticton Indian Reserve near the Green Mountain Road bridge. For three days in a row, the pair of cougars were seen during daylight hours between the mini storage and boarding stables. Both of those areas are close to the river channel halfway point where many people are converging and others are using the recreation trail. Beck said they set a live trap and captured the juvenile cat and removed it from the area. “Once a juvenile has been removed from the female, that female generally isn’t going to feel the area is safe anymore and they disappear on us. Hopefully she will go back and prey on the natural prey she is accustomed to,” said Beck.

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Wanted YouTube speeder in custody THE CANADIAN PRESS VERNON, B.C. - A British Columbia motorcyclist who was allegedly racing along a highway at 300 kilometres an hour is behind bars in Kelowna. Randy George Scott turned himself in after police issued a warrant in connection with a video of the incident that was anonymously posted on YouTube and he was charged for dangerous driving. The video shows the speedometer needle climbing as the driver weaves in and out of traffic along a Vancouver Island highway. Sannich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen has said 25-yearold Scott was tracked down as a result of tips generated by publicity related to the video. The motorcycle is owned by an Esquimalt woman who was charged earlier, although Jantzen has said she was never believed to be the rider in the video.

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He estimated they were travelling at about 140 km/h in the posted 80 km/h construction zone, said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Peter Thiessen in a release. The officer activated his emergency equipment and followed the suspect vehicles, catching up to them at the Cassiar Tunnel, where the speed limit is 70 km/h. He had paced all four vehicles at more than 160 km/h in that zone. When the suspect divers noticed the

patrol car, they slowed to a near stop, allowing the officer to pass them safely, blocking access to the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge. All four vehicles were registered to their drivers, who were issued $483-tickets for excessive speeding and had their cars impounded for seven days. “A report has been forwarded to the Provincial Government Civil Forfeiture Office for consideration and decision regarding the permanent forfeiture

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Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, left to right, prepare to sail on the tall ship Amistad in Lunenburg, N.S. on Wednesday. The premiers met with aboriginal leaders as part of the annual Council of the Federation gathering.

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Province considers expanding moose hunt THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA Saskatchewan is considering allowing hunters to kill more moose, fearing the animal’s growing population roaming the rolling southern prairie is becoming a danger to drivers. A funeral was planned Wednesday for RCMP Const. Derek Pineo, who was killed last week when his cruiser hit a moose while responding to a call near Wilkie, northwest of Saskatoon. Saskatchewan Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff says the animals are being drawn south as farms expand in size and the threat of human inter-

action shrinks. There’s ample water and food and a lack of predators. The government estimates there are 50,000 moose in Saskatchewan and about 5,000 of those now live south of Prince Albert, where the vast, sparsely populated forest gives way to fields and a network or highways and grid roads. “It is quite a serious concern,� Cheveldayoff says. “With the increase in moose population come the increase in chances of collision.� A decade ago it was rare to see a moose in the south - there were probably fewer than 200, estimates Chuck Lees, wildlife manager with the Ministry of the

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Environment. Officials are now trying to come up with ways to control the numbers. A total of 2,650 hunting licences were drawn in the south this year, up 455 from the previous year. Currently, the province is looking at controlling the population only through hunting. A cull would be a more extreme step and Cheveldayoff says the department is not at that point. Saskatchewan Government Insurance, the province’s Crownowned insurance company, doesn’t keep track of the number of moose collisions reported each

year, but Cheveldayoff says he is going to ask that it start. There were slightly less than 16,000 wildlife-related claims last year, according to SGI. Of those, 11,015 involved deer. There were 304 injuries reported and two deaths related to wildlife crashes. The total damage cost was $47 million. Spokeswoman Rebecca Rogoschewsky says those number have been fairly stable over the last few years. Still, she says the corporation is willing to track moose-specific data if the government thinks it will help.

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both Paradis, who will have to determine if the transaction is of net benefit to Canada, as well as the federal Competition Bureau. “We’ll see what the case is, and we’ll scrutinize the case very closely,� Paradis said following an event at the Canadian Space Agency. “It has to be for the net benefit of this country. This is the bottom line here.� The Chinese company has made several other investments in Canadian companies over the past seven years, including buying stakes in MEG Energy Inc. and a 60-per cent investment in Northern Cross (Yukon) Ltd. Harper’s Conservative government has rejected only two foreign takeovers in its six years in office, the most notable being the failed bid by Anglo-Australian mining firm BHP Billiton for Potash Corp. (TSX:POT) in 2010. In 2008, the Tories blocked the $1.3-billion sale of Vancouverbased MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates’ space-technology division to an American company.

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rarely agree with what our provincial government spews out. It has proven to be mostly a mix of political agendas, back-room deals and selfserving propaganda. So when Premier Christy Clark threw down the gauntlet Tuesday and stated unequivocally (at least for a politician) that the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline wouldn’t go ahead without meeting B.C.’s demands, I was naturally skeptical. Was this just a way to leverage more cash for the provincial coffers and cover up potential shortfalls in other departments? Will that cash just be redistributed into other venues like paying for new Lower Mainland highways, paying off some CEO of a crown corporation or ensuring that fat political pensions remain intact? This, unfortunately, is the perception of political leaders in B.C. After the entire HST fiasco, the B.C. Rail coverup and many others, there is no doubt skepticism in the sincerity of Clark’s

stand. So here’s where, if Clark’s well-paid advisors are on the ball, the premier will keep pressing for a bigger piece of the pie while at the same time explaining the government’s plan for any extra cash that may come our way. Of course, what remains to be seen is if Alberta (which also means Harper’s majority government) will agree to share anything. But in the meantime, Clark can score some much-needed political points at home by outlining what the province would do with any share of the royalties. Since she’s arguing that B.C. is taking most of the risk and “100 per cent of the marine risk,” it would be a perfect opportunity to come straight out and say much of the royalty money would be used to enhance the environmental protection and response for the worst-case scenario. How that money can help cut unemployment and poverty in the affected communities and those funds will go where need-

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BERTRAND Times in Trail ed. She needs to avoid some quasi-concerned statement about protecting B.C.’s future and come out with a concrete plan of action. Not a simple one that could be discontinued in a couple of years to funnel the royalty funds in another direction and shore up the government’s bottom line. Unfortunately, the government’s track record always seems to lead to that conclusion. That’s why Clark has a golden opportunity right now. She got the citizens’ attention by standing up to Alberta, and in turn the federal government, by stating the pipeline

wouldn’t proceed without B.C.’s approval. Now she has to walk the talk. She needs to take a page out of Quebec’s playbook. That province has the knack of leveraging what it wants from the rest of the country. And B.C. would do well do follow the right course and keep the issue in the spotlight. The government needs to be prepared to have some kind of blueprint as to how the money, if any, will be distributed in the province. If she’s speaking for all of us, then any funds shouldn’t be headed just to Victoria. If this is truly about protecting B.C.’s environment and coastline, then step up to the plate and explain just what the government plans to do. Without a plan, Clark’s posturing is just that – posturing. And it makes B.C. simply look greedy rather than concerned (see cartoon above). I like that our premier has come off the fence and drawn a line in the sand. That’s Harper’s style and it obviously worked consid-

ering he’s ruling Canada with a majority government. But if she wants to avoid falling into the trap that Harper has created through the lack of transparency, Clark needs to explain to British Columbians what she’s fighting for. Spewing speeches about protecting the environment are fine for the news clips and photo ops but without a concrete direction, some promises for the affected communities and standing by the citizens, not speaking from the walls of Victoria, she’ll go a long way in regaining some of the Liberals’ lost credibility. Will it change how voters cast their ballots in the next provincial election? That I’m not sure of. Will she be doing what she is supposed to do as the premier of our province? That’s a definite yes. Will it work? For the future of Liberals’ rule and Clark’s leadership, nothing can hurt at this point. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Daily Times


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LETTERS & OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Taxpayers’ money squandered That seems to be the way it is these days. We have just given $200 million to Afghanistan and many, many more here and there (pipeline and the current scientists problem are but a few. By the way, that’s your money we are talking about. Let’s call a halt to this. Do you hear me? I hope so. Now let’s do something about it. As they say, better late than never. Bill Rae Trail

Little League at its finest Little League baseball was at its finest Monday night with Trail and Dunbar battling to extra innings. My son, Sandy, plays hockey, soccer and mountain bikes like every other BC raised 12 year old. In Monday’s game, Sandy suffered a potentially severe injury fouling a ball into his face in the sixth inning. Sandy and I wish to thank the Trail coaches, players and supporters who made a point of coming over to speak to him and wish him well. As a father I am deeply touched by the concern and

the support of the Trail Little League community. It has been a wonderful Provincials tournament. We appreciate the endless hours of commitment by the Trail Little League. You have much to be proud of with your baseball community. The Dunbar parents, as a group, are rooting for Trail and hope they advance to the semifinals. Of course it would be perfect if Trail and Dunbar were to meet on the diamond again in a few days time. Tony Fogarassy Dunbar, Vancouver

Electoral boundary changes affect us all It seems like the people who make decisions far away in Ottawa don’t quite understand BC nor do they understand the importance of physical geography in such a mountainous place. They look at maps with demographics and populations and what they have is an impression of where we live, but not how we live or what our communities really look like. It’s disappointing that Elections Canada would break apart our West Kootenay Community and place the entire area surrounding Nelson into the East Kootenay Region just to shuffle numbers. Rather, to gain those number for the East KootenayColumbia riding they ought to have looked toward a northward expansion, taking in more communities in the Rockies (their geographic neighbours). Our riding of the Southern-Interior already is too broken by geography and to loose a major West Kootenay town will diminish the voice of West Kootenay residents in their own ridings. The breaking apart of our voices will shift focus to areas not

our concern. Larger population centres in Cranbrook will dominate discussion for Nelson and the South Okanagan will weigh too heavily, drowning out the needs of Trail, Castlegar, or the Boundary area. It’s sad to see that Ottawa’s officials wouldn’t even consider our community as a whole. The people of the West Kootenay deserve to be represented in one riding without splitting our cohesive voice. We share concerns for regional health care, regional transportation needs (like our struggling airports which will not get any attention from people in Cranbrook or Penticton), and we have common desires which would be split by larger centres elsewhere unless we stand together. Our voice will be lost in Ottawa because of this split. Our region deserves better. If we were all to be represented as one entire East and West Kootenay community (leaving out other areas like the Shuswap or the South Okanagan) that might make sense, or if we were to be represented as is, by a riding

which spans all of the Southern Central BC at least we can affect the way our MP speaks for us, but when we’re broken, our region is not going to be heard. It’s extremely frustrating to know that bureaucrats in a far off place would not even study the issue enough to know that our three major towns comprise one diverse but spread out city. Our population as a whole is like that of Vernon or other moderately sized cities. Our two regional districts show the extent to which our area should be held as one unit. The history of cooperation between our communities to hold festivals, to build regional infrastructure, etc. is what should be looked at before splitting our vote between two other areas who have no direct concern for our well being here. I argue that if we were to be best represented in Ottawa, we need ONE voice together, and most likely combined all together with the Southern Central Interior. Our transportation corridor has more to do with our riding than “as the crow flies” concepts based on maps that

don’t show how long it takes to get from A to B. The Hwy 1 route bypasses us, and Hwy 3 links us, so our riding ought to reflect that. It’s really quite simple. So simple in fact that I hope we all stand up and reject any proposition to divide our community. Make your statement at the community meetings: Nelson, Best western Baker St Inn Tues. Oct 2, 7pm, and Castlegar Fireside Inn, Wed. Oct 3, 7pm. You have to register to attend and speak, so send letters to be received by Aug 30th to: Commission Secretary Federal Electoral B o u n d a r i e s Commission for British Columbia 1095 West Pender Street, Suite 301 Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6 You can also access an online registration form on their website: www.redecoupagefederal-redistribution. ca Please come out enmasse to the meetings. We need to voice our desire to remain ONE West Kootenay community! Jason Peil Nelson

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OBITUARIES DAHLMAN, M. ESTELLE — 1930-2012. The family of Estelle Dahlman is saddened to announce her passing, in Peace River, Alberta, on June 11, 2012. Estelle was born in Summerland, British Columbia, on September 17, 1930, to Ian Alexander Macdonald and Mabel Grace Shields. She was the eldest of their four children, followed by Gert, Joan and Bob. Her early life was spent in Summerland, where her extended family owned a fruit packing business. To further her education, she ventured to Vancouver in 1949, where she met and married Gordon Gardner in 1951. Estelle and Gordon had four sons: Ian, Gordon, Jim and Bob. They moved to Gordon’s hometown of Creston, B.C. in 1954, where she lived for many years. Her marriage to R. William Dahlman, resulted in her relocating to the community of Rossland, British Columbia, where Bill resided and owned a service station. When Bill died in 2008, Estelle moved from Rossland to Peace River, Alberta, to be with two of her sons (Ian and Gordon) and their families. Estelle is survived by three of her sons: Ian (Peggy, Peace River), Gordon (Terry, Peace River) and Jim (Connie, Creston) and Bill’s three children: Evelyn Wu, Larry Dahlman and Michaelann Dahlman, as well as two sisters: Gert (Doug Wakefield, New Westminster) and Joan (Bob Gale, Grand Forks), 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Dahlman (2008), her father Ian Macdonald (1942), her mother Mabel Shields (1974), her brother Bob, her youngest son Bob Gardner (1990), her stepfather Jim Brown and a grandson Richie. Estelle and Bill were life members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14, in Rossland, B.C. and were active in the community. As Rossland was their home, their cremated remains will be interred there September 7, 2012 at 2 PM. *** BUCHWALD, HANS — of Salmo, BC passed away at his home on June 15, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 am at the Salmo Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Weeks, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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TV, film actor dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES - Chad Everett, the blue-eyed star of the 1970s TV series “Medical Center” who went on to appear in such films and TV shows as “Mulholland Drive” and “Melrose Place,” has died. He was 75. Everett’s daughter, Katherine Thorp, said he died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a year-and-a-half-long battle with lung cancer. Everett played sensitive doctor Joe Gannon for seven years on “Medical Center.” The role earned him two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Everett guest starred on such TV series as “The Love Boat,” ”Murder, She Wrote“ and ”Without a Trace.“ Everett most recently appeared in the TV series ”Castle.“ His films credits included ”The Jigsaw Murders,“ ”The Firechasers“ and director Gus Van Sant’s ”Psycho.“

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Actor portrayed beloved but loudmouth character THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EL PASO, Texas - George Jefferson was a bigot. A loudmouth. Rude. Obsessed with money. Arrogant. And yet he was one of the most enjoyable, beloved characters in television history. Much of that credit belongs to Sherman Hemsley, the gifted character actor who gave life to the blustering black Harlem businessman on “The Jeffersons,” one of TV’s longest running and most successful sitcoms - particularly noteworthy with its mostly black cast. The Philadelphia-born Hemsley, who police said late Tuesday died at his home in El Paso, Texas, at age 74, first played George Jefferson on the CBS show “All in the Family” before he was spun off onto “The Jeffersons.” The sitcom ran for 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985. With the gospel-style theme song of “Movin’ on Up,” the hit show depicted the wealthy former neighbours of Archie and Edith Bunker in Queens as they made their way on New York’s Upper East Side. Hemsley and the Jeffersons (Isabel Sanford played his wife) often dealt with contem-

porary issues of racism, but more frequently reveled in the sitcom archetype of a shorttempered, opinionated patriarch trying, often unsuccessfully, to control his family. Hemsley’s feisty, diminutive father with an exaggerated strut was a kind of black corollary to Archie Bunker - a stubborn, high-strung man who had a deep dislike for whites (his favourite word for them was honkies). Yet unlike the blue-collar Bunker, played by Carroll O’Connor, he was a successful businessman who was as rich as he was crass. Despite the character’s many faults - money-driven, prejudiced, temperamental, a boor - Hemsley managed to make the character endearing, part of the reason it stayed on the air for so long. Much like O’Connor’s portrayal of Archie Bunker, deep down, Hemsley’s Jefferson loved his family, his friends (even the ones he relentlessly teased) and had a good heart. His performance was Emmy and Golden Globe nominated. “He was a love of a guy” and “immensely talented,” Norman Lear, producer of “The Jeffersons” and “All in the Family,” said after learn-

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Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson of “The Jeffersons” one of television’s most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, died Tuesday at his El Paso, Texas home. He was 74. ing of his death. “When the Jeffersons moved in next door to the Bunkers, I wanted to deliver the George Jefferson who could stand up to Archie Bunker,” Lear recalled Tuesday. “It took some weeks before I remembered having seen Sherman in ‘Purlie’ on Broadway.” Hemsley read for the part and “the minute he opened his mouth he was George Jefferson,” Lear said. Hemsley

was smaller than O’Connor’s Archie but “he was every bit as strong as Archie,” Lear said. Hemsley joined the show in 1973, immediately catapulting himself from an obscure theatre actor to a hit character on the enormously popular show. Two years later, “The Jeffersons” was spun off. Among the numerous “All in the Family” spin-offs (“Maude,” ”Archie Bunker’s Place, “704 Hauser”), “The Jeffersons” ran the longest.

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Study finds girls more likely victims of cyber-bullying THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - A report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found girls in Ontario are nearly twice as likely to be victims of cyber-bullying than boys. The finding marks the first time the centre asked Ontario students about cyber-bullying in 35 years of surveying youth about their mental health and wellbeing - and one in five students said they were victimized online. “What’s changed is who’s doing it to whom and the girls are reporting more of it than the boys are,” said Dr. David Wolfe, a lead researcher on the

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It was a game to remember, with leads, lapses, and comebacks that defied the normal pace of baseball, but in the end, with a playoff berth on the line, the Trail All Stars stayed alive by beating Forest Hills 15-11 Tuesday night at the B.C. Little League championship at Andy Bilesky Park. The two teams were winless going into the game, and Forest JIM BAILEY PHOTO Hills grabbed an early Trail’s leading slugger Brendan Makay celebrates a three-run home run with manager D. J. Ashman advantage in the third at the B.C. Little League Championship at Andy Bilesky Park. inning loading the bases and scoring the first by a Derek Green three-run Dunbar with an 19-4 pasting winless team built up a 4-2 run of the game on a passed bomb that shook the trees half on Wednesday. lead in the top of the third ball. Ethan-Nelson Hunt then way up the mountain. Steve Moretto led the inning, and manufactured two stepped up to bat and knocked Forest Hills would still not charge going 4-for-4 at the runs in each of the final three a three-run home run out of go gentle into that good night, plate with two home runs and to outlast a White Rock team the park to make it 4-0. as they scored three more five RBIs. that already secured top seed Forest Hills added an runs in the bottom of the sixth Moretto leads the round in the playoffs. “insurance” run in the top of thanks to a two-run blast by robin in hitting with an incredLeading 8-5 in the top of the three to make it 5-0, when Riley Shanks. However, the ible .857 average, going 12-for- sixth inning, the Hills’ Riley Trail stormed back. Trevor host team would end it in style 14, including three doubles, a Stephen and Riley Shanks hit Vancamp’s lead off double as they turned a double play to triple, and four home runs to back-to-back home runs to put set the tone as Ross St. Jean douse the Hills rally. go along with 15 ribbies. the Hill up 10-5. walked, and Brendan Makay Trevor Vancamp had a Kolby Buljevic also homered The runs proved crucial as came up and parked a two- great game going 4-for-4 with and doubled for Hastings, White Rock would score three strike pitch over the fence to two doubles, while Hall was while Will Andrews hit a two- more on back-to-back jacks by make it 5-3. Kian Johnston fol- also perfect at the plate going run home run for Dunbar. Nolan Webster and Kallaghan lowed that up with single and 3-for-3 with two homers and Forest Hills 10 Collet to make it close. Quin Hall hit a two-run bullet three RBIs. Makay leads the vs White Rock is seeded first out of Bilesky to tie it at 5-5. Trail team in hitting, .667, White Rock 8 with a 3-1 record by virtue of But Forest Hills wasn’t done thanks to a 3-for-4 night, with District 5 Forest Hills its win over Hastings also at either. They bounced back in a home run and four RBIs. shocked undefeated White 3-1. Dunbar is third and either the fourth inning scoring three Hastings 19 Dunbar 4 Rock in its final game of Trail or Beacon Hill fourth. runs to retake an 8-5 lead. After losing to White the B.C. championships The first playoff game goes Cue yet another Trail come- Rock Tuesday, Hastings was Wednesday by holding onto a at noon on Friday, followed back. The host team exploded not in a good mood and the 10-8 win. by a 3:30 p.m. semifinal. The for nine runs in the bottom of Vancouver/Burnaby squad Forest Hills went out on championship game goes at the fourth inning highlighted took out their frustrations on a high note as the previously noon on Saturday.

The Trail Smoke Eaters continue to deal in the heat of summer as the team completed a trade with the Penticton Vees involving three players Tuesday. Trail traded the rights to 20-year-old forward Sam Mellor to the Vees in exchange for two other 20-year-old players forward Alex Holland and defenseman Djordje Leposavic and future considerations. Mellor, a native of Cranbrook, BC, scored 130 points in two BCHL seasons with Trail but played last season at the University of AlaskaAnchorage. Holland, a 5-foot-11 forward from Woburn, Mass., is coming off a rookie BCHL season in which he tallied 17 goals and 34 points with the Victoria Grizzlies. Holland has committed to NCAA Division I Merrimack University for the 2013-14 season. Leposavic, a 6-foot-1, 188-pound defenseman from New Westminster, BC, spent last season with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s North Bay Trappers, scoring 32 points (9-23) during the regular season and adding 10 more (3-7) in 16 playoff games. He was named to the NOJHL’s Second All-Star Team.

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‘Belles dominate BY CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News

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.” 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.

NORTH IDAHO AMERICAN LEGION

Jays get ready for District championships Jays’ defence key in Coeur d’Alene BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

The Trail AAA Jays returned from a tough six-gamein-three-days road trip to wrap up the North Idaho American Legion league and prepare for the District championship this weekend in Coeur d’Alene. The team was originally scheduled to play Friday but rain pushed

the games to Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, stretching the Jays number of pitching arms to the maximum. The Jays played two games against each of their division rivals, dropping all six games by scores of 9-1 and 11-5 against Lewis-Clark Twins, 14-4 and 16-13 against Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen, and 9-1 and 3-2 to the Prairie Cardinals. “We were in some of the games, but what hurt us was free bases that we gave up, whether it was errors or walks, and that kind of hurt us,” said coach Nick Combo.

In the close loss to the Lumbermen, the Jays out-hit CDA 15 to seven, but committing four errors and giving up 10 walks was the difference. “We hit the ball extremely well, but just couldn’t play defence very well . . . we usually have a pretty strong pitching staff but the extended weekend we had to use a lot of guys and it physically took its toll. We went through about every pitcher we had on the staff.” The Jays will have to shore up its defence if it wants to compete in districts. In its 11 wins this year

the Jays average just over one error per game, while in its last 10 losses they averaged three errors per match. “I think if we play defensively well, I think it will keep us in the ball game. Our hitting has been there for the most part, and if we play well defensively it is going to keep us in a position where we can score some runs, be ahead in the game and win.” The Jays head into Districts as the fourth ranked team, with Couer d’Alene number one, Prairie number two, and Lewistion third ranked. The NIAL District winner

will go to the State championship in Lewiston in August. “We’re going to have to play collectively well,” said Combo. “At district time, it’s really anybody’s ball game – it’s nine innings now – so if we can come up ready to play defensively, offensively, have everything clicking all at once, I think we can compete pretty well.” The Jays first game is against Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The teams will play a double knock out format followed by a playoff with the championship game going Sunday.


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A field of 35 ladies from the Rossland-Trail Country Club played in the two-day Club Championship last weekend. Sophia Park was the winner of the Blaylock Cup for Overall Low Gross with a 182. The Elsie Buchanan Trophy for Overall Low Net was won by Lynda Doyle with 141. The Frances Lauriente Rose Bowl, presented to the golfer with least putts, was awarded to Beth Robinson (63 putts) who was the winner in a three-way putt off. Terry Van Horn, who came in with a 185 was Runner-up Low Gross by retrogression. Flight winners were: Flight 1 Low Gross by retrogression - Maureen Elliott 185, Low Net - Barb Secco 144, Flight 2 Low Gross by retrogression - Jeri Santarossa 193, Low Net Brenda Hyson 145, and Flight 3 Low Gross - Jackie Drysdale 212; Low Net - Ann Skinner 148. Pictured L to R are: Terry Van Horn - Runner-up Low Gross, Lynda Doyle - Overall Low Net, Beth Robinson Least Putts and Sophia Park - Overall Low Gross.

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Canada opens Games with loss THE CANADIAN PRESS COVENTRY, England - Canada’s women’s soccer team opened its London Olympic campaign with a 2-1 loss to Japan. Melissa Tancredi scored the lone goal for the No. 7 Canadians, connecting on a long cross from Rhian Wilkinson in the 55th minute. Nahomi Kawasumi and Aya Miyama scored in the first half for the reigning World Cup champions at City of Coventry Stadium. Kawasumi sprinted onto a clever back-heel pass from Shinobu Ohno in the 33rd minute for the third-ranked Japanese, who dominated possession with their speed and precision passing. Miyama’s goal was a header off a long cross in the 44th minute. Defender Candace Chapman was helped off the pitch with around five minutes remaining, leaving Canada with 10 players for the remainder of the game. It was Canada’s first competition of the Games, two days before the opening ceremonies in London. Canada’s next game is Saturday against South Africa in Coventry.

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NEW YORK - NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Strasburg gave a sneaky grin and a confident “yeah� when asked whether he was being more aggressive on the mound. He knew what the question was in reference to, and he appeared to have been waiting five days to answer it. After the righty’s previous start, manager Davey Johnsons said, “He really doesn’t know who he is at times.� Strasburg knew who he was Wednesday all right: Dominant. The 24-year-old ace struck out 11 in seven innings, Michael Morse and Danny Espinosa hit consecutive homers and the Washington Nationals completed a sweep of the free-falling New York Mets with a 5-2 victory. “Once the lights are on and you’re facing another team, you want to go out there to make your stuff really dirty,� Strasburg said. “It’s something where I think when I take a step back and relax and let it happen instead of forcing the issue it helps out.� Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer for a second straight day, and Espinosa doubled and scored on one of the Mets’ two errors in the Nationals’ fifth win in a row. The team with the NL’s best record (5839) has won seven of 10. Johnson said Strasburg “doesn’t trust his stuff� after he gave up four

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Olympics open under cloud of ‘doping’ suspensions THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON - Olympic competition finally kicked off Wednesday, two days before the London Games’ official opening ceremony, although the joy of the first day of sport was tempered by athletics’ ruling body saying it had suspended nine track and field competitors for what it called “sophisticated doping.” The Olympics also got its first security

scare - a false alarm with Britain’s Ministry of Defence scrambling a Typhoon fighter jet to intercept a commercial airliner too close to the London Olympics site. Stephanie Houghton gave Team GB its first win of the Games by firing home a secondhalf free kick to seal a 1-0 football win over New Zealand at the THE CANADIAN PRESS/SEAN KILPATRICK Millennium Stadium in Canadian equestrian athletes Hawley Awad, left, and teammate Cardiff. Jessica Phoenix take part in a welcoming ceremony in the Athletes The match was one Village at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday.

of six women’s football ties that opened Olympic sport for the London Games. The International Amateur Athletics Federation announced it had suspended eight athletes for two years and one for four years for “sophisticated doping,” including one case of human growth hormone and two of synthetic testosterone. Three were caught in retests of samples

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GM makes big investment in Canadian facility THE CANADIAN PRESS OSHAWA, Ont. GM Canada says it will invest $850 million in Canadian research and development at its complex in Oshawa, Ont., as part of its obligations under the 2009 bailout. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who attended the announcement, says the money represents “exciting future implications� with ripple effects that will be felt “far and wide.� The federal and Ontario governments invested a total of $10.5 billion in GM Canada in 2009 as the automaker struggled to survive the economic downturn. “We did what was necessary to support and stabilize Canada’s economy,� Harper said Tuesday. “This is a good story. Hardworking people, the company and government worked together to solve an enormous problem and now here we are today, looking forward with hope.� The investment, which GM said will be made between 2009 to 2016, is aimed at meeting R&D spending commitments GM made under the bailout. “Today’s announcement honours that promise and it demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to value-added manufacturing in our country,� Harper said. “Over the years GM’s massive knowledge investment will permeate Canadian centres of learning and industry. The ripple effects will be felt far and wide.� Harper, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty were among the politicians attending the event. Flaherty said the investment “will continue to build on our advantages and help strengthen Canada’s automotive sector to remain competitive on the world stage.�

GM says the investment in R&D at the Canadian Engineering Centre will make the facility an integral part of its global engineering and R&D networks. The money will also go toward enhancing partnerships with automotive suppliers, including “new codevelopment projects and greater opportunities for start-ups to access funding through GM Ventures.� GM said it would also focus on further developing technology relationships with Canadian universities, institutes, suppliers and manufacturers. The Oshawa plant builds many GM models - from the Impala to the Buick Regal - and employs more than 4,500 people.

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sure light climbing or descending a hill. It may also occur on a sweeping left or right turn. That flicker of light or check gauges light is indicating your vehicle just lost all oil pressure. The engine damage in this case is very quick. Oil is also part of your engine’s cooling system and a low level means less cooling capacity. Higher engine part temperatures is the result. Both the low oil pressure and higher temperature situations will shorten your engine’s useful life. Mechanics throughout the world cringe at the thought of ruining an engine by running it low on engine oil. Our DNA is not

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Grandparents may be unaware of favouritism Dear Annie: I am 33 years old and fed up with how distant my family is. I am disappointed with my grandparents for the way they behave. I grew up around them, but they moved to Arizona when I was 19. I thought we were close, but it seems we are growing further apart. Sometimes they are in our town for several weeks, but we only hear from them once or twice. One would think they would set a better example for maintaining family ties. They recently came back for three weeks, and we didn’t know they were in town until halfway through their trip. They took us out to eat and casually mentioned that they are taking my two aunts and two of the grandkids to a resort for three days. We weren’t invited. In fact, whenever they are here, they focus all of their time and attention on one daughter and her kids and forget

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the rest of us. My grandparents are getting older and won’t be around forever. I really want my daughter to meet all of her family while she has a chance. How do I change this? Is it even worth trying? It’s not really the same if they call more often only because I demand it. -- Donny Dear Donny: You should talk to your grandparents and tell them how much you miss them and how their favoritism is having a negative impact on your feelings and their relationship with your daughter. It’s not a “demand.” They cannot change their behav-

ior if they are unaware of it. It may take some extra effort for them to remember this, and it’s OK to prompt them when necessary. Also, don’t hesitate to take the initiative whenever you want to speak to them. Dear Annie: I know this is a bit out of your league, but I don’t know who else to ask. My son is a university student. His major requires that he take several math classes. In every class, the professor is his worst teacher of the semester. They don’t explain anything, and they don’t give feedback on tests or quizzes. As a result, he does poorly. I thought it was just my son or that university, but he now is taking a make-up math class at our local community college. He says the same thing is happening with the professor there. What is it about college math professors that makes them unfeel-

ing, unhelpful and uncaring? Why can’t universities get them to treat their students better and be more helpful? -- Cape Coral, Fla. Dear Florida: While we are certain some math professors do not explain things as clearly as they could, when this happens with every professor, in every environment, we have to assume your son is more than a little math-challenged. As a college student, it is his responsibility to find a way to understand the material. Instead of blaming the professors, suggest to your son that he get some remedial math assistance. He should be able to find a tutor on campus. Dear Annie: “Disappointed” needs to grow up instead of complaining that she is now left to buy her own honeymoon lingerie because her bridesmaids haven’t offered to host a shower for

her. Oh, boo-hoo! It is not mandatory that anyone host a shower for her. Perhaps she chose really expensive bridesmaids dresses, shoes, etc., and her attendants are already financially overextended --

and they are hosting a bachelorette party. But rather than focus on the positive, she prefers to be upset about the lack of a shower. Grow up, Bridezilla, and thank your bridesmaids for what they are doing for you. Buy your own

honeymoon lingerie. A wedding is not about the gifts and the parties. -- California Dear California: Yes, but you are being a bit hard on the bride. She wasn’t demanding a shower. She was simply disappointed not to

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Friday, July 27, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a creative, fun-loving day! Enjoy the company of children, sports, vacation activities and romantic partners. Find ways to express your creativity. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is great day to entertain at home. Invite the gang over for pizza and beer, because people are in a funloving mood. If shopping for home and family, just buy food, nothing else. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is an especially creative day for those who write, teach, act or edit. It’s easy to think outside-the-box. However, avoid important decisions or signing important papers until tomorrow. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a poor day to part with your money. Don’t spend money on anything

other than food and casual entertainment. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Like yesterday, this is a wonderful day to entertain at home. Everyone wants to see you, because the Sun and Mercury are in your sign. Enjoy this time of domestic popularity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Conversations with siblings, neighbors and daily contacts will be personal, warm and revealing. People are not withholding today. Quite the opposite: They’re ready to share. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be careful with all financial deals today, because whatever you initiate will tend not to fulfill its purpose. That’s why this is a poor day to spend money (except on food). SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) People notice you now, because the Sun is at

high noon in your chart. Therefore, be more conservative today because it’s easy to misjudge something and go overboard. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’ll love learning anything new today; in fact, research of all kinds will appeal to you. Visit museums, art galleries and places where you can enjoy the beautiful creativity of others.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a popular day! Enjoy the company of others, especially in group settings. However, avoid agreeing to important commitments or deadlines. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) All social occasions will go extremely well today, because people feel relaxed and friendly. Wait until tomorrow to agree to any-

thing important, especially if it involves a commitment on your part. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Try to do something different today. Shake up your daily routine. You’ll love learning something new or going someplace you’ve never been before. YOU BORN TODAY You’re so decisive that others often want you to make their decisions for them. This is

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because you appear strong, even intimidating at times. It’s important for you to find your true passion in life (both public and private) -- then you can conjure up the courage to follow your bliss. In the year ahead, an important decision will rise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Leo “The Lip” Durocher, baseball manager; Maya Rudolph, actress; Alex Rodriquez, baseball player. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. Forestry - Skidder Operator needed for Vernon, BC area. Experience required. Fax Resume with experience and references: 250-503-1148. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. RESIDENTIAL manager for 41 unit apartment building in Nelson BC. Resume to 100 3525 Laburnum Dr. Trail BC V1R 2S9 **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL DAILY TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

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Graham Proulx and Jill Margoreeth are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter,

Alexis Anna Proulx born on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 8:07pm, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and a length of 20”. Proud grandparents are Scott & Jeanine Margoreeth of Fruitvale; Terry Proulx of Trail, Leanne Proulx of Trail; great-grandparents Phil & Opal Limbert of White Rock and Bill & Gail Trewhella of Warfield.

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We require a TECHNICIAN WITH GM EXPERIENCE to work in a fast paced, expanding shop. Please send or email resume with complete work history and references to: Carlos DeFrais at Champion Chevrolet service@championgm.com 250-368-9134 or Marc Cabana at Champion Chevrolet marccabana@championgm.com 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3

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The Skills Centre has ongoing weekly workshops!

Doris Tremblay McKee Wishes to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for your support, cards and donations and in a special way, to everyone who attended the funeral mass on July 13. A special thank you to Father Matthieu Gombo Yange, to Liz Stephens, the OLPH Choir and OLPH CWL, and most gratefully to Tammy and each person who served at Mass and at the reception and also to the OLPH of½ce staff. Our sincere thanks to staff and especially to Gwen Ziprick from Alternatives Funeral Services, for her genuine care, concern and professional expertise. It was so appreciated. Thank you to the special and dedicated volunteers and staff, both at Rosewood and Poplar Ridge because Doris was for you always and right to the end of her life, a person, therefore worthy of respect. God Bless you all.

Resume & Cover Letter (2 day workshop) Monday July 30th (10:00 - 3:00) & Tuesday July 31st (10:00 - 12:00)

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Trail. 3000+ sq.ft. home. 3 bdrm. Large living room, in-law suite, sunroom, large workshop, double-car garage, fenced yard w/ river view. $197,000 firm. Contact Faith @ 250.365.0405

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

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

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

CHARMING 3 bedroom 1 bath home in Convienent downtown Trail location, Bring your ideas and make this house your home! MLS #K213619, Call Lynnette @ Century 21 Mountainview Realty Today 1-877304-7952

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This beautiful, executive home has it all. Over $60,000 spent on upgrades in the past couple years. Double lot w/ park-like yard. Truly one of the nicest homes available in Salmo!

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$650,000

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$299,900

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent E.TRAIL, 2bdrm. Coin-op laundry 250-368-3239

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GLENMERRY, 2bdrm, n/p, n/s. References. Available Aug.1st. 250-364-2786 LARGE, updated, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath apt, a/c, free laundry. Seeking clean, quiet, long term tenant. $950/month includes utilities. Cary 250-5056282 ROSSLAND 2bd, newly renovated, carport, NS, NP, 250.362.9473

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Open Houses CASTLEGAR Waterfront Home: OPEN HOUSE Fri., July 27th, 3-5pm #202, 5570 Broadwater Road, beside Syringa Park. Call 250-231-7182 for more information or to set up alternate time.

$389,000

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TRAIL, Parkside Apartments. Large 1 bdrm, senior oriented, a/c, in-suite laundry, security, close to Safeway & bus stop. Call Richard 250-368-7897 TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312

Homes for Rent CLASSIC, beautifully renovated home, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. No pets (firm) N/S References will be required. Available August 1ST Call 250-231-5992 E.TRAIL-Adorable 2bd, F/S, W/D(front load), 52”HD TV& wall speakers(built in), carport, front porch river view. N/S, N/P, References required. Seeking long term, clean, quiet tenant. $950/mo 250.231.5686 SHAVERS BENCH 2bd lg. yard, 4 car garage, NS, pets ok, $900/mo 250.551.7130

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1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC $12,000.00 invested $8000 OBO Call 250-362-7681 or email monikas_2010@ hotmail.com 4 more information & to view

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OPEN HOUSES Host: Jack

MLS# K213202

Wed, July 25 4 - 6pm 930 12th Avenue Montrose $395,000 ce New Pri

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ce New Pri

MLS# K213040

Sat,July July28 28 12 Sat, 12- -2pm 2pm 1480 Webster Rd. Rd 1481 Webster Fruitale $409,000 Fruitvale $429,000

MLS# K206977

MLS# K212192

MLS# K211391

MLS# K210233

Fruitvale $499,000

Trail $449,900

Rossland $359,900

Trail $360,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

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MLS# K205510

MLS# K214516

Trail $549,900

MLS# K211181

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Fruitvale $330,000

Beaver Falls $329,900

Fruitvale $319,000

Fruitvale Fruitvale $267,000 $269,000

Trail $227,000

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Trail $214,000

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Rhonda Rhondavan vanTent Tent 250-231-7575 250-231-7575

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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Trail $164,000

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Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 Trail Daily Times

REGIONAL 50ďšş50 VOLUNTEERS GIVE 100 PER CENT

Fundraising complete to protect Columbia Lake land BY SALLY MACDONALD Cranbrook Townsman

JIM BAILEY PHOTO

Some large 50/50 pots have been up for grabs at the B.C. Little League Provincial baseball tournament at Andy Bilesky Park this week thanks to volunteers like Vancouver’s Jim Gregor (right) and Ryan Horton (middle), and the generous patronage of Trail’s Bill MacMillan (left).

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An ecologically and culturally significant property near Fairmont will now be conserved by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. On Monday the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced that it has successfully raised $7.2 million to purchase Lot 48 from local landowners, and create a stewardship endowment. The 315 acre property is located on the eastern shore of Columbia Lake, about five kilometres south of Fairmont. The native grasslands on the east side of Columbia Lake represent the largest connected expanse of prime winter range for deer, elk and other grazing animals in the Columbia Valley, as well as one of the best winter ranges for bighorn sheep in B.C. “Protecting Lot 48 is essential to maintaining the integrity of the

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2233 Columbia Avenue, Rossland 2020 Oak Street, Trail

$134,900

Roll up your sleeves and finish this home for a perfect and very affordable start! 2 bay carport, large deck, great views, upgraded exterior!

Why pay rent? This 4 bedroom / 2 bath home needs some TLC but features a large living room (with fir floors below the carpet) and a large kitchen. A rec room, 2 more bedrooms and laundry room on the lower level and a workshop below. Great downtown Rossland location.

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

$75,000

entire east side of the lake forever,� said Nancy Newhouse, Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Canadian Rockies program manager. “This is an incredible win for the conservation community in B.C., and we couldn’t have succeeded without the support of so many partners.� Funding to purchase Lot 48 was provided by the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program, Teck Resources, the Columbia Basin Trust, the Regional District of East Kootenay, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, and the province of B.C. Lot 48 has great spiritual significance to the Ktunaxa Nation, because their stories celebrate the east side of Columbia Lake as the cradle of human life. Historically, Columbia Lake served as a major travel route to the prairies.

2740 Tamarack Avenue, Rossland

1771 First Avenue, Rossland

$339,000

$209,500

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

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

1177 Marianna Crescent, Trail

$265,000

ICE NEW PR

202 Kootenay Avenue, Tadanac

$319,000

This gracious home features large living/ dining room with gleaming hardwood floors and gas fireplace, main floor laundry, 3 bdrms on main and 1 down, central air conditioning and underground sprinkling. Quick possession possible. Call now.

This gracious 4 bdrm Tadanac home has been rewired, and the plumbing and windows have been updated. The floor plan offers large living and dining rooms, gorgeous sun-room, spacious kitchen, and master bdrm with ensuite. Don’t miss viewing this terrific property, gracious living at an affordable price.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

1257 Birch Avenue, Trail

36 Moller Road, Fruitvale

STING NEW LI

3799 Woodland Drive, Trail

$314,000

309 – 12th Avenue, Genelle

$299,000

This home is situated on a beautiful lot overlooking the park and has been lovingly maintained with many updates including furnace, a/c, deck and roof. There are 3 bdrms on the main and lots of room down with huge rec room. An extra bonus is double carport and newer 20 x 24 shop!

Immaculate Rancher with over 2500 sq. ft. of space on the main floor! Tastefully renovated offering 3 bdrms, hobby room, office, huge living room, large master with en-suite, above ground pool and hot tub, carport, and RV parking on 0.95 flat acres. This is a fantastic package!

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

2472 Railway Street, Rossland

Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur

$254,900

$250,000

Bright, cozy 3 bdrm home with amazing southern views. This home comes with additional land located across Railway St that can be used to build a garage and possible suite above. Hardwood floors, tons of sunlight and open kitchen and dining area. This home should be on your viewing list!

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

Super location - flat street with carport/ garage - level entry - super views - open floor plan with master on main floor and other bdrms. in basement - with the great interest rates this house deserves a viewing - call your REALTORÂŽ now!

WOW! 3+bdrm 2 bath open concept, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, heated floors, hot tub, covered patio, sun deck, new roof, fire pit, double carport, u/g sprinklers on.38 acres - it’s all here!

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

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

Deanne Lockhart ext 41

Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250.231.0527

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

$369,000

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665 tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-0153

Darlene Abenante ext 23

www.kootenayhomes.com

$107,500

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Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

mamantea@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

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Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Trail Daily Times, July 26, 2012  

July 26, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times