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Reiss Zibin performs at Rock for the Paws at Genelle Hall on Friday.

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Talented local singer Reiss Zibin, as well as Supercat Studio’s rock camp band Play the Fool, took to the outdoor

stage at Genelle Hall to raise over $130 for the local KAAP (Kootenay Animal Assistance program). The concert also marked the wrap-up of Supercat Studio’s Intermediate to Ad-

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Ridership on transit buses in Castlegar was up an amazing 61 per cent in 2011/12. The remarkable growth was reported by BC Transit in their annual report. Castlegar was easily first in growth in BC, well ahead of second place Cowichan Valley and Salt Spring Island. "That's great news," said Castlegar city councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff. "It looks like a lot of students, a lot of people working, just a lot of everyday folks are taking public transit which cuts down on our carbon footprint. So that's great news. We came out number one in all the province. So well done to all the residents." Heaton-Sherstobitoff said the increased ridership was due to several factors including improved awareness. "It's more awareness and the routes were changed and altered," she said.

"I think it's more user friendly." BC Transit spokesperson Meribeth Burton said the improvement in ridership was due to several key changes to the system. "Before the annual report, there was essentially one route in Castlegar and this year a great maturing of the system happened and now there's six routes and essentially it's meant a great jump in how BC Transit counts our trips," she said. Burton said that cooperation between BC Transit and local government was the key to improving the system. "Mayor Chernoff has certainly been very pro-active and pro-BC Transit," she said. "I think we have some wonderful partners in both Castlegar and Trail. I think the system has gone smoothly and I think we're now heading in a new direction with the West Kootenay Transit Committee. BC Transit anticipates growth will only increase in Castlegar."

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Council supports MOT improvements at deadly intersection CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

At a special meeting held on July 26, Castlegar City Council agreed to send a letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure supporting intersection improvements to Minto Road and Highway 22, by the Brick on the south side of town. “That area has been a high impact area for accidents,” said councillor Sue HeatonSherstobitoff. “In the last five years, I think

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people need to realize that. Highways (Ministry of Transportation) have studied this and come up with a formula that they think will work really well on Highway 22.” Kate Trotter from the Ministry of Transportation says the reconfiguring to the Minto Road intersection will improve sightlines and enhance safety. “This intersection has been identified by the ministry, as well as the RCMP and the City of

Castlegar, as a prime candidate for safety enhancement,” said Trotter. “All highway users will benefit, in particular those travelling to the City of Castlegar’s commercial park on Minto Road, and residents in the new residential who commute via the Minto Road Intersection. An open house was held in held in Castlegar, on July 19, 2012, and the proposed improvements had strong support from those who attended.”

Work involves construction of a protected “T” intersection, with an extended left turn lane for traffic heading into Minto Road and a left-turn acceleration lane exiting Minto Road. The intersection will have new islands and concrete median, along with associated electrical upgrades. The project is going to tender in the next couple of weeks. Work is anticipated to begin in September and completed by the end of October.

support under British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program (DFA). The coverage does not include flooding from the July 17 rain event. “We put in an application and were accepted,” said mayor

Lawrence Chernoff. “The claims can now go in and that’s great. Some of this stuff is not insurable. It’s deemed an Act of God. This will, hopefully, help out. Otherwise, people would be out money for their repairs and

have no way to recoup it.” The information from Emergency Management BC is posted on the City of Castlegar’s website www., and also appears on our website www.castlegarnews. com. “It’s going to be really helpful for the residents and small business owners,” said Chernoff. “It doesn’t take much to get to $1,000. It adds up. There’s a lot of people that just can’t absorb that. It’s a good thing for everyone all around.” Assistance is available to qualifying homeowners, residential tenants (renters), small business owners, farmers, and charitable organizations that incurred more than $1,000 of uninsurable damage caused by the June 22 to July 2 flooding event and that are situated within the geographical boundaries of the Regional Dis-

trict of Central Kootenay, including the City of Castlegar. To apply for financial assistance, individuals must complete and return an application for Disaster Financial Assistance. Forms are available from the Emergency Management BC web site at: dfa_claims/dfa.html, Government Agent offices, most local government offices, Emergency Management BC regional offices, or by emailing the EMBC Recovery Office in Victoria at Pep.Funding@ or calling toll-free at 1-888-2574777. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than Oct. 27 to Ministry of Justice, Emergency Management BC, PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9J1 or via Fax to 250-952-5542 or via email to PEP.Funding@

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they quoted 22 accidents occurring. Anything that can be done there to alleviate accidents and deaths, is, obviously, a good thing.” Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff echoed Heaton-Sherstobitoff ’s concerns about the area. “It’s been awful,” he said. “There’s been numerous accidents over there. What happens at a protect T intersection is there is so much more protection for motorists. There’ll be some changes there and

Help is now available for those in Castlegar suffering from flooding damage from the events of June 22 to July 2. Those impacted may be eligible for financial

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Children from kindergarten to Grade 3 took part in a week-long immersion in a fascinating culture at Blueberry School. The one week camp featured aboriginal arts such as rattles, beading, and dream catchers, led by an aboriginal artist and a certified elementary teacher. Jim Sinclair photo

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Lazy river project to stay at Millenium CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

With over $1 million at stake, there is naturally some apprehension about the upcoming outdoor swimming park/lazy river at Twin Rivers Park now that the area has been under water for a couple of weeks. “The distinguish-

ing part is that it has now been identified,” said Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff. “This is a high, high water level. It makes it easier for us to design because now it puts into play this is where the high water level would be in an extreme year.” Of course, the million dollar question,

or $1.3 million to be exact, is whether this summer’s absurd weather is an anomaly or a indication of things to come. “The question is: ‘is this a 50 year event or a 20 year event or a ten year event?’,” said Chernoff. “This is something we need to look at. So when we come in to design we’ll

really look at this and see how we need to design the whole facility.” Chernoff says that at this time their is no plan to move the lazy river project. “There’s a plan. The plan’s still in place and it’s still workable,” he said. “When it comes to the engineers and they’ll have a look at it

and the level of the river - they may change it. We’re hoping it’ll stand with the berm being built and really keeping the water out of that area. It’s workable at this stage. But it may change once the engineers have a look at it because now we’ll received extreme levels of water at Millennium as everyone

is well aware.” In some ways, the high river levels and flooding at Twin Rivers Park is a positive, as it allows the City to plan for extreme weather and river conditions. “When you look at it, ‘does it have the ability to happen again?’ Yes it does,” he said. “If you know what

the level is know, you have to be prepared to do this on an ongoing basis. It’s really about protection for our project. It’s one and a half million dollars. To look at it and have it not be workable? No. We now have identified the level of water and that will come into the design of the project.”

Three Castlegar residents up for Queen’s medals GREG NESTEROFF Special to the Castlegar News

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has endorsed three more Castlegar residents for the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Bev Maloff, Dr. Rebecca McDonnell, and Ron Ross are all up for the honour, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth

II’s reign. Maloff and McDonnell were nominated by longtime school trustee Mickey Kinakin. Maloff herself served 18 years on the boards of the former Castlegar and present Kootenay Columbia school districts, including a term as chair. She was “at all times a leader/advocate

of public education in the Kootenays,” Kinakin wrote. She chaired the Russian bilingual program and helped expand heritage language education in the district and the province. “Her work is a true example of multiculturalism as a unique Canadian model for nation-building,” Kinakin said. McDonnnell,

meanwhile, immigrated to Canada from Ireland a decade ago, first settling in Kaslo with her family. She moved to Castlegar in 2006 and became an active parent at Blueberry Creek Community School. Her leadership qualities were quickly recognized, Kinakin said. She was elected chair of the community school society

and has helped manage activities ranging from early childhood to seniors programs. While the school’s ongoing operation is dicey due to a district funding crunch, McDonnell is working “tirelessly” to continue services, Kinakin said. Ross, a Rotarian, has done humanitarian work in many third world countries.

He’s helped orphans and the poor attend school and access basic medical care, particularly in Honduras. Locally, he’s been instrumental in many community projects including the skateboard park and upgrading of the library grounds. He chaired both the referendum and building committees for the Castlegar

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Downtown Art Farm hitting its stride CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

When it comes to culture, Castlegar has it in spades. From Sculpture Walk to Art Walk to the Kootenay Gallery, there is no shortage of culture here. Castlegar’s Downtown Art Farm, located at 214 - 11th avenue, is the new kid on the block. The Art Farm began last summer as a way of bringing together various pieces of art with community garden plots. “Pinnacle Accounting owns the property and they donated it for our use for the foreseeable future,� said Sharon Starrat, Art Farm project manager. “We thought rather than having a vacant lot that’s taking away from how our downtown looks why not have something that really adds to it - to be an actual draw for the downtown core. We look at it as an extension of the Castlegar SculptureWalk. People do the tour, they’re welcome to end up here for a picnic and use the space

we have here.� The lot was formerly overgrown and strewn with garbage and construction debris, so the original concept of the Downtown Art Farm project was to clean up the area and create a productive community garden space that’s open to the public. “The goal of the garden is to bring together citizens interested in growing edibles, flowers, and herbs to not only beautify our downtown area and create additional green space, but to increase local food security and knowledge,� said Starrat. “We had seven gardeners participating last year, and we have nine this year. It’s been really nice to have the community involved.� For the garden space, volunteer gardeners are invited to take a garden plot for the growing season, and are asked to donate some of their fresh produce to the local Community Harvest Food Bank. “There’s lots of interest from the

Those impacted by the June 22, 2012 to July 2, 2012 flooding event as well as the July 17, 2012 to July 18, 2012 flooding event may be eligible for financial support under British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program (DFA). Assistance is available to qualifying homeowners, residential tenants (renters), small business owners, farmers, and charitable organizations that incurred more than $1,000 of uninsurable damage caused by the June 22, 2012 to July 2, 2012 flooding event and that are situated within the geographic boundaries of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, including the City of Castlegar. Assistance is limited to providing compensation for 80 percent of eligible items that are considered essential to a home, livelihood or charitable service, for the portion of the claim that exceeds $1,000 to a maximum claim of $300,000. Homeowner assistance is only available for a principal residence. Seasonal properties and secondary homes are not eligible. To apply for financial assistance, individuals must complete and return an Application for Disaster Financial Assistance. Application forms are available from the Emergency Management BC web site at:, Government Agent offices, most local government offices, Emergency Management BC regional offices, or by e-mailing the EMBC Recovery Office in Victoria at or calling toll-free at 1-888-257-4777. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than October 7, 2012 to: Ministry of Justice Emergency Management BC PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9J1 OR via Fax: 250-952-5542

Sharon Starrat, Downtown Art Farm project manager , and Willow Enewold, Pinnacle PAC, enjoy the sunshine and surroundings at the Art Farm. Craig Lindsay photo

public,� said Starrat. “There’s definitely a need for it. A lot of people have a home or apartment but don’t have the space for a garden. We want to be able to provide that. And we want to promote local food production.� The influence of SculptureWalk can be seen throughout the Art Farm with several sculptures on the property including

“Is this Love? (Bull Rider)� by Osamade Obazee and “Body, Mind, and Spirit�, a marble piece by SculptureWalk director Pat Field. New this year is “Raven� by Daniel Kloc, which was from last year’s Sculpture Walk event. There are also several mural paintings on the site from local artist Karla Pearce.

Queen’s medals

MP Alex Atamanenko asked the three regional districts in his riding to each suggest ten names for the medal. Nominees in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary so far include former Fruitvale mayor Libby Nelson and Trail’s Audrey Urquhart, while the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is asking the public for suggestions. Five medals have also been awarded to Creston Valley residents.

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Rotarians honoured

Ron Ross (left) and Marvin Smith, along with their (not in picture) wives Elaine and Bev, received service awards from the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club from president Brenda Balahura. Ross is also up for a Queen’s medal (see story to right). Craig Lindsay photo


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gashi. They join earlier nominees Corky Evans, Hans Cunningham, Donna Macdonald, Josh Smienk, John Voykin, Gary Wright, and Geoff Yule. Yule is a Castlegar accountant while the rest are current or former regional district directors. Vokyin has already received his award. The others are expected to be honoured at a ceremony in Nelson in September.



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Editor: Jim Sinclair Publisher: Chris Hopkyns Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Publication Mail Agreement Number 40012905

Has it really been a year? This is Craig again here filling in for Jim at the editor desk. Jim’s on a well-earned vacation. I am here in the office reflecting on one year at the Castlegar News. I have to say - it’s been an interesting year. I started here last July and worked with the outgoing editorial staff Kim and Robson. Once they left, it was all Jim and I bringing our (many) years of experience to the paper. After a health scare in July, I was back at work for August and got right into it. I’ve been to a number of great events over the last 12 months from the United Way’s Wild West kick-off dance to the Sculpture Walk awards banquet to the Rebels playoff run. I joined Rotary, following in father’s footsteps. Now I get up a 6:30 every Thursday morning and hang out with some great people. I helped coach basketball at Stanley Humphries School. I played in the Trail Men’s basketball league. I Enjoyed SunFest, Spring Fling, WineFest, and attended many council meetings. The list goes on and on. As does the list of wonderful people I’ve met over the past year. I won’t even begin to try to name them as I would surely miss someone. It’s nice to know there are many great people that are just a phone call away and always willing to talk on the record about anything from river levels to forest fires to bowling. An old proverb says, “May you live in interesting times.” That may have originally been a curse, but I look at it as a blessing. As long as my basement doesn’t flood. We want to hear from you.

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Spots in time - Gord Turner

The rhythm of the falling rain This Spring and Summer we’ve had more than our fair share of rain. Sure, we’ve been able to golf and to work in our yards, but we’re always doing so in a bit of drizzle or a minor rain shower. This year, my sense is we’ve had six days of rain to one day of sunshine. A number of my friends tell me they like the sound of the falling rain— as long as it doesn’t rain heavily. In fact, one friend said it reminded him of a song from 1963 by the Cascades. It begins with the line “Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain.” True, there is a calming effect to the patter of raindrops blowing soft upon the window. But wait a minute now. The Cascades’ song goes on to say, “Telling what a fool I’ve been.” In fact, most songs dealing with rain have a melancholy air about them—something sad has happened, or the rain is a counterpoint to the human feeling of loss or tragedy. I, too, have enjoyed the rhythm of the falling rain. When it’s raining lightly day or late evening, I sit on my deck under the overhang and simply enjoy the smell of new rain on dry surfaces. There’s something comforting about being sheltered with the rain freshenCraig Lindsay Reporter

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ing things just beyond one’s reach. However, I’m not one for getting out and walking in the rain. True, I will often try to finish a golf game in the rain. Other times, I will insist on golfing even though dark clouds are in the sky or the rain has already come. I don’t mind walking after the rain storm has passed as wet feet are not a problem. The first line of a Johnny Ray song begins as follows: “Just a walking in the rain.” It, too, is a sad song as getting wet in the rain suits his mood. He has lost his lover and is thinking about all the good times they had, even though he knows human relationships do change. As do the gentle rhythms of the rain. In the early morning of July 14th, the rain came in a blast. There’s no other way to describe it. It simply pelted our roofs and slammed the good earth. You couldn’t write a song about this type of rainstorm because it slashed our community viciously with a huge wind storm accompanying it. The only similarity to the songs about rain is that sadness followed. Many people had their basements flooded and their landscapes Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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scarred. This, too, had an effect on people’s hearts, but the hurt was the result of damage to property and to a feeling of being violated. All summer long “raindrops kept falling on my head”, so I should have been ready for another gargantuan slam from the heavens. But I thought that was it—that the Saturday morning storm was our one big one for a few years. So we cleaned up the first minor basement flood and then went off to the Okanagan to taste wines. On Tuesday, July 17th, I was in Penticton, having come in from the heat and the sunshine when the phone rang. My son informed me that another storm had hit and that my basement was flooded once again. Initially, I thought he was joking, but then he told me the storm was the worst he had ever seen. A virtual river roared down 24th Avenue and right into our yard. As the song says, “I think I’ll have to do some talking to the sun” because clearly I “don’t like the way he gets things done.” I really don’t want any more raindrops for the rest of the summer—gentle or otherwise. Sandy Leonard Production

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Art Walk - Artist Profile Suzanne MacLean 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 or 1995 6th Avenue, Castlegar (250.365.6313). Here is information on just one of the delightful artists featured this year. Artist Name: Suzanne McLean Exhibit Location: Castlegar & District Public Library (3) Artist City: Kaslo, BC Medium: Paintings (Landscapes) Contact: Statement: Suzanne is a self-taught acrylics artist whose passion for painting came from a “desire to play with colour� after she found herself “falling in love with colours, one after the other, and needing to be surrounded by objects in those colours.� After she moved out west, her desire came to fruition and she now paints daily in her small, home-based Kaslo studio where she lives with her husband. Inspired by her mountainous surroundings, Suzanne spends much of her time “looking at things: the shapes of trees, recurring patterns, how landscape changes in certain light, certain weather.� While the many photographs Suzanne takes are a visual reference, she finds her own “memory recall invaluable to the life of a painting, capturing not only landscape, but the feeling of being in that landscape.�

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Fear hurts us

Unnecessary fear undermines quality of life. While visiting a friend living near your Millenium Park I observed a curious spectacle. People, many people old and young, were driving to the park, turning and driving away. Although it was assumed by me they left feeling disappointed because their natural pleasure of being in the park was thwarted it may be some came to prove to themselves what a sorry state our fear is leaving us in. Someone is afraid that we are immature. Someone is afraid we are not aware, feeble, and possibly not intelligent. Someone is possibly afraid there are some dollars to lose. Someone is taking away our freedom

to have a walk in the park. Earlier, when the water wasn’t as high but parts of the path were covered there were families in full beach gear enjoying themselves. It was a pleasure to see. Freedom comes with responsibility. We need to set aside our fear and go enjoy the park, have a look at the awesome splendor of nature. Accept the punishment, if any of exercising our right

to go walking in the park. There may be some silliness but the inconvenience would be worth it. There are spots upstream and down from the park where the water is just as “dangerous� but no barricades. Why? And what is next? Mandatory water wings or safety vests for swimming? No chickens in the back yard? Come, let’s be baaaaaad. A7


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Upcoming AUG. 6 - ANNUAL HIROSHIMA DAY EVENT - from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

on the grounds of the Mir Centre at the Selkirk College Campus, Castlegar. We will have the Mayor’s speech, entertainment which includes the Foimonoff sisters singing, & several others. The Kootenay Regional Branch of the United Nations Association of Canada and the USCC Working Group welcomes all of the Public to join us on this occasion! For more information on the commemoration please call Leonard at 250-365-7805 AUG. 15 - CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING at 6

p.m.: 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


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 name. For more information log onto OCT. 13/14 (RESCHEDULED)- 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 .

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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

Instructor Aaslaug Boulier teaches Karen Siemens about Rosemaling at a recent workshop. Submitted photo


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


is raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N

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.w 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 .



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.)

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

club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun. Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336. 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.


for 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 365-3168 or Eileen 3653674.


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 250-364-1426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250-367-0076.

Every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue. No charge. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR A.A. MEETINGS AT THE PIONEER ARENA. Sun.


al Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. Free pool. Bring your friends and have an afternoon of fun.


ery 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. ONGOING: BEAKS WILDBIRD REHABILITATION CENTRE MEETING

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 250-365-3701. 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 250-608-0589 or 1-877-352-5777.

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Dr. Anne Starr and Associates would like to welcome Dr. Anzhalika Rumianstava (Dr. Lika) to Castlegar. Dr. Lika’s skills and kind gentle touch will be a great asset to our team.

Thank you - from Pass Creek Fire Dept.

Pass Creek Fire Fighters were out in force last week raising money for Muscular Dystrophy. Submitted photo


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Creek Fire Department and Muscular Dystrophy Canada, thank you for your support of Pass Creek Fire Fighters’ boot drive for muscular dystrophy, this resulted in an

amazing $1,360 donation to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Pass Creek Valley Residents and Commuter’s support allows us to provide necessary services and fund cutting-edge research to support the 50,000+ Canadians who live with a neuromuscular disorder. We are confident that together, we will be able to find a cure in our lifetime. For over 57 years in partnership with Fire Fighters across the country, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has helped people with

neuromuscular disorders lead full and engaged lives by funding research and providing support services. With support from our community, we are able to assist thousands of Canadians with costly equipment purchases, advocacy, and information on the nature and management of neuromuscular disorders. Please accept our thanks for your generous donation. Thank you for helping us “Make Muscles Move!”

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Castlegar News readers win concert tickets

Kevin Oleson (left - photo by Jim Sinclair) and Bruce McNab (right - photo by Craig Lindsay) were the lucky winners of a pair of tickets each to the BC/DC concert on Saturday night at Element Club Bar and Grill in Castlegar. By all accounts, the show was a rousing success with the Nelson rockers performing hit after hit from Aussie hit-makers AC/DC. Keep reading your local paper and checking us out online and on Facebook for more chances to win!

Castlegar News Carrier of the Month

Amy Mason Amy received a certificate for the Kootenay Centre Cinemas. Kootenay Centre Cinemas


1940 6th Avenue, Castlegar

Amy has been delivering newspapers for the Castlegar News for 1 year. Saving her earning for a recording microphone & cell phone.

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We often mention ways of reducing your risk of medical problems. One you don’t hear about often is marriage (‘marriage’ underlined). Evidently, if you are having coronary bypass surgery, you have a greater survival rate if you are married. It may have something to do with handling stress better of that more married people are non-smokers.

Using heat therapy for sore joints can be very soothing and effective. The length of time heat should be applied is 20-30 minutes per session. Heat is helpful in reducing muscle spasms and arthritic back and neck pain. Heat shouldn’t be used on a new injury, open wounds or infections or swollen or inflamed area. Since 20% of Canadians’ weekly food intake comes from restaurant meals, there is a move to have more nutritional information available on menus or for the asking. Since some meals are high in calories and sodium, and since hypertension and obesity are real health problems in Canada, this information may help people make better choices when eating out. Zinc oxide gives the best protection against both UVA and UVB light rays that can damage the skin. A 20% zinc oxide paste provides this protection but it is visible after application and not too acceptable to many people. However, for those highlyexposed areas like the ears and under the eyes. it might be a real option.

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Oglow’s - 35 years all in the family

Anderson Point Boat Launch Construction Invitation to Tenderers Columbia Power Corporation, on behalf of BC Hydro, is managing construction of a boat launch at Anderson Point on the lower Arrow Lake near Castlegar. The work includes the drilling and blasting of solid rock for the production of various riprap products; excavation and placement of native material; supply and placement of various granular aggregates; supply and installation of socketed steel pipe piles; a floating breakwater; a floating dock; a toilet structure; precast concrete panels; corrugated steel culverts with headwalls; non-woven geotextile and concrete roadside barriers; supply and placement of cast-in-place concrete, and the placement of riprap. There is a mandatory pre-tender meeting and site visit scheduled for August 13, 2012, which must be attended by all prospective bidders. For information on this tender and to register for the meeting and site visit, please refer to the tender documents which are only available online at: BC Bid: Tender closes at 2:00 pm local time on August 23, 2012.

Tom, Carol, and Dave Oglow celebrate 35 years at Oglow’s Paint and Craig Lindsay photo Wallcoverings. CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Tom, Carol, and Dave Oglow (above - left to right) and many other family members, as well as many friends and customers were on hand

Saturday at Oglow’s Paint and Wallcoverings in Castlegar to celebrate 35 years. The store celebrated with specials, a draw for a barbecue, and free tacos from

the Confusion Taco Truck. “Today is customer appreciation day,” said Dave Oglow, who owns the store with brother Tom. “We’re celebrating

35 years in business. We’ve had really good support . We’ve had a lot of repeat customers. We keep good records on our paints and custom tints. So we’re appreciating the support over the years. So we thought we’d give a few things away and give some food out.” The taco truck, which was parked around back, was a big hit. “We were going to have a barbecue giveaway, which we did, and someone was going to flip burgers all day long - there’s got to be a better way.” said Dave who came up with the idea. Also on hand at the store on Saturday was

Shade-O-Matic rep Barry Johnston. “Window blinds are huge for us,” said Dave. “We do a lot of all custom blinds. It’s probably half our business now. Everything from residential to commercial.” Dave says that window blinds have become very energy efficient. “There getting relatively inexpensive remotes,” he said. “Really good UV protection and room darkening.” Oglow’s can even install the blinds for you. So if you need to cool down this summer come on by and check out their supply of blinds and other products.

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(Above left - submitted photo) Castlegar Rotary Club president Lorraine Hartson, (left), and treasurer Ron Armbruster (right) present a cheque for $5000 to Lisa Pasin of the Kootenay Boundary Hospital Foundation. The funds are to be used to help purchase the new digital mammography equipment for the hospital. (Above right - Craig Lindsay photo) Deb McIntosh of the Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank was on hand at the Sunshine AM Rotary Club to pick up a cheque for $180 from club president Brenda Balahura.

Last SculptureWalk piece installed The final piece of the Castlegar SculptureWalk puzzle was put in place recently. It’s a concrete work called “River’s Edge” by Winlaw-based artist David Durcharme. Pictured above, SculptureWalk’s Pat Field takes a good, long look at the piece during installation outside the former Fields location. Jim Sinclair photo

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Motor vehicle accidents, mischief, DUI’s, keep cops busy RCMP Report

Castlegar RCMP have been kept busy recently with a couple of motor vehicle ac-

cidents as well as mischief complaints.

On July 30th, at approximately 2:30 pm, Castlegar RCMP

responded to a four vehicle accident on the Kinnaird bridge. A vehicle being driven by a 31 year-old Castlegar man failed to stop

behind the line up of traffic on the bridge, and rear ended the vehicle in front of him that was stopped. The second vehicle in

turn struck the vehicle in front of him, and at the same time the nose of his vehicle was pushed out into traffic and the fourth car,

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Community Forum, 445 – 13th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on Monday, August 13th, 2012 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1161 (875 Columbia Avenue); Applicant:

Keith Houghton

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Lot 1 District Lot 181 Kootenay District Plan NEP65193


To change the zoning designation of 875 Columbia Avenue from P-1(Public and Institutional) to C-2 (Highway Commercial).

which was traveling in the opposite direction, was struck as well. Only the driver of the first vehicle suffered minor injuries. He was charged with Driving without consideration under the Motor Vehicle Act.

On July 31st, at approximately 10:15 am, Castlegar RCMP responded to an accident where a 42 year-old man from the Island was exiting Columbia ave on the on ramp at the Chevron station towards the Kinnaird Bridge, when he decided to make a u-turn around the small cement barricade just on the off ramp. As he turned back up the on ramp, he struck a motorcycle that was stopped at the lights. The 58 year-old passenger from the motorcycle suffered a sore leg and hip and was taken to Trail hospital for assessment. The driver of the SUV which struck the motorcycle was charged with making an illegal u-turn under the Motor Vehicle Act. Castlegar RCMP are investigating a substantial amount of mischief which occurred over night on

July 30th. At least nine vehicles along 6th avenue were struck with what is believed to be pellets from a pellet gun, damaging windows and windshields. Most of the damage occurred to the transport trucks that were parked at Clark Freight Ways. It appears that some aim was taken to target windshields of the vehicles, and that this was not simply random firing of pellets.

Police are viewing video surveillance from businesses in the area to try and determine who might be responsible for this wilful damage. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Castlegar RCMP. The Castlegar RCMP Officers were also busy this past weekend getting drinking drivers off the road. 13 drivers lost their licences to either a 3 day IRP, 90 day IRP, Criminal Code Impaired driving, and 2 lost their licence for driving while under the influence of drugs. A few of these drivers were from out of Province, but most were either local drivers, or at least from B.C.

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Once amended, the applicant will be able to use the principal building for commercial office space.


All enquiries should be directed to the Development Services Department at City Hall Phone: 365-7227 Fax: 365-5074 Email:

This Public Hearing is being held in order to afford all persons who believe that their interest in property affected by these amendments to Zoning Bylaw 800 an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in these amendments. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 to Monday, August 13th, 2012, inclusive. Submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council. Dated at Castlegar, B.C. this 02 Shannon Marshall Planning Technician II


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Rebels’ set for camp CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

After another strong season in which the Castlegar Rebels finished second overall in the KIJHL and lost in seven games to Beaver Valley in the second round, the team is getting for training camp. The camp is set for August 17 through to the 19 at the Castlegar Complex. “We’re hoping to get a good look at some local talent,” said Rebels’ head coach Steve Junker. “We’re also looking at bringing some other talent in to make a stab at our squad for the upcoming season.” This year’s camp is earlier than previous years, with the Rebels wanting to get going before the Junior A camps start. “It’s also a little benefit for the players before they head off for their Junior A camps,” said Junker. “Not only do we get to have a look at them, but they get a little shot in the arm before they head off and make their case at a Junior A camp.” The Rebs will have a pretty good idea of what the 2012-13 roster will look like when pre-season rolls around in September. “There are some players that for whatever reason, can’t make the camp, they’re at a Junior A camp or whatever, that we might invite back later,” said Junker. “There’s always some late changes, the trickle down effect, waiting on Junior A rosters to be done. But we like to have it done for the most part before school opens up so we can get guys settled in and put in billet homes if they’re from out of town.” Without knowing who will be sticking with Junior A teams, Junker won’t name who will be returning for the Rebels. “From a Castlegar Rebels’ fan perspective we’d love to get

our guys back, but we realize that we’re hoping they take the next step and play Junior A,” he said. “But we’re not going to know that for awhile.” Despite not knowing who’s coming back, Junker anticipates that the Rebs will once again be strong contenders. “I think we’ll be a strong team again. I have no doubt in that,” he said. “You can talk to anyone and there’s three or four guys that can swing your club and determine whether you’re an upper-echelon team or just in the mix. But I have no doubt we’ll be there in the mix. It’s a matter of whether we can find those few guys that can push us over the top.”

Kinnaird Park Community Church would like to thank....

Thanks from Special Olympics - Castlegar Special Olympics – Castlegar athletes and committee members would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make the 2011 – 2012 season a success with their generous time and contributions!

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Rebel forward Arthur Andrews goes in on the breakaway against Beaver Valley in last season’s playoff series. Craig Lindsay photo

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KIJHL top defender signs with Saints SUBMITTED

Aug 2nd - The Boom Booms Aug 3rd - DJ Czech With Breakfluid Aug 4th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’s Band

Aug 15th - El Papa Chango w/ Erica Dee, Honey Larouchelle & S. Anomaly

Aug 16th - SLYNK Aug 17th- DJ Hoola Hoop His Birthday Bash

Aug 18th - Sweet Pickle & Perching Crow Free Show!

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from defenceman Kameran Crawford (Penticton, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Crawford spent the 2011/12 season with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Osoyoos Coyotes, where

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he led the team in scoring and was honoured by the league as it’s Top Defenceman. The 20-year old was an offensive force for the Coyotes with 18 goals and 74 points in 46 regular season games, leading all KIJHL blueliners by a 26-point margin. He also added 11 points in six playoff contests. The Penticton native spent the previous two seasons playing with the British Columbia Hockey League’s Merritt Centennials, where he picked up 20 points and 97 penalty minutes over 90 games. He suited up for the

Penticton Vees in four games during their 2011/12 campaign and joined the club in Humboldt,

Kam Crawford. Submitted photo

SK for the 2012 RBC Cup, which the Vees captured with a finals win over the Woodstock Slammers. “We’re thrilled that Kam decided to begin his college hock-

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Aquanauts Swim Club had a great weekend of swimming in Kimberley this past weekend. Everyone swam fast, and their were lots of best times with very few disqualifications. “The pool there is salt water, which is thought to be considerably faster as we are more buoyant in it.” said head coach

Mitchell Bourne. “That may have had an effect, but more importantly, I think that the Aquanauts training during the last few weeks has really paid off. “ The club had 33 swimmers compete in Kimberley, which was one of the lowest turn-outs of the season. Still, all who attended swam well, said Bourne. Podium finishes:

Warriors place 6th at BC’s



CONCERTS IN THE PARK! WEDNESDAYS AUGUST 8TH DAWN GRAHAM – A TRIBUTE TO MUSICALS 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.

We have lots of summer camps and programs for Castlegar Youth. Check out our Summer Leisure Guide on line or pick one up at the Castlegar Recreation Office. Go to hit RECREATION BUTTON for On Line Registrations! Or phone 250-365-3386 ext 0 for phone registration.

Returning blueliners Justin Sotkowy and Sandro Moser finished 3rd and 4th in BCIHL scoring by defencemen last season. “I’m excited to come to Selkirk College and I’m looking forward to being a part of an up-andcoming hockey program and living in a great town,” says Crawford, who lists his puck-handling, hard shot and offensive instincts amongst his strengths. “My goals are to be successful in my studies, meet a bunch of new people and make a run at a championship.”

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ey career at Selkirk, particularly given the number of programs in Canada and the United States that were after him,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “Kam adds size, mobility and skill to an already talented group of defencemen, and he should be an impact player in the BCIHL from day one.” Crawford is the Saints’ fifth committed defenceman for the fall, joining Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL), Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL), Lucas Hildebrand (Revelstoke, KIJHL) and Mark Strachan (Kimberley, KIJHL).

The West Kootenay Warriors reached the playoff round at the girls’ Midget C provincial softball championship in Sooke on the weekend. The squad, made up of players from throughout the region, placed sixth in the round robin out of 16 teams. The team advance to the double-knockout playoff round where it fell after back-to-back close games losing 2-0 to the White Rock Rage and 7-6 to the Quesnel Jersey girls. The team includes coaches John Soriat and Brad Dixon and players Renee McInnes, Kirsten Faris, Renae Stephenson, Taylor Dixon, Jessica Bella, Soriat, Makayla Ambrosio, Kendall Scott, Shawna Kaetler and Lynsey Gray. Submitted photo and story.

The brother team of (from left) Bryce Anderson, Carson Ogloff, Corbin Anderson, and Logan Ogloff won gold in the div. 2 boys 100M medley relay and 2nd in 100M freestyle relay. Submitted photo

Bronze - Ethan Lawczynski (div 1), Corbin Anderson (div 2), Reid Bellamy (div 3) Silver - Claire Cartwright (div 1), Carson Ogloff (div 1), Gabby Hanvold (O Cat 2), Mitchell Bourne (div 8) Gold - Cyan RossVan Mierlo (O Cat 1), Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo (O Cat 2), Genevieve Jin (div 8), Nick Welychko (div 8) And even though we were not the biggest team there, we managed to lock down 2nd place overall again. POINTS: Colville Valley Sharks - 85 Cranbrook Tritons - 101 Nelson Neptunes 361 Creston Wave - 522

Grand Forks Piranhas - 653.5 Golden Dolphins 978 Kimberley Seahorses - 1139 Castlegar Aquanauts - 1254 Trail Stingrays 1317.5 RECORDS: Carson Ogloff - 50 freestyle Genevieve Jin - 50 butterfly, 200 I.M., 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke Nick Welychko - 50 butterfly, 200 I.M., 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle This is the final week of regular training before the ‘Nauts head to Colville for the Kootenay Regional Championships (aka Kootlympics 2012) on Aug. 4/5.

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Franz (Frank) Flegel Born February 24, 1919 -Passed July 23, 2012 93 Years Young It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, and grandfather Frank Flegel. Frank was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to John and Veronica Flegel. He was predeceased by his father John, mother Veronica, brothers Sebastian, Gus, Ralph and Edward. Survived by his loving wife Mary (Malakoff), sons Clarence, Ken (Bobbie), Ron (Jan), daughters Blanche Allen (Dave), Pearl Dutoff (Fred), grandchildren Lynn, Jennifer, Carly, Gillian, Brent, Christofer (Nicole), Matthew, Katrina and Erynn. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Pondelicek, Margaret December 13th, 1938 - July 29th, 2011

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and He whispered “Come to Me” With tearful eyes we watched you. We watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He chose to take the best. It’s lonesome here without you we miss you more each day. Life doesn’t seem the same since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely and everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you whisper “Cheer Up and Carry On” Each time we see your picture you seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry, I’m in God’s hands, we’ll meet again someday!” One Year has now passed and You are greatly missed by your Husband Ed & Family; Debby & Glen Greg & Leah, Amber & Kent, Scott & Lauren, Sierra & Rio

Frank met Mary while working at the Sandon Mines in 1951. Frank and Mary married on April 25, 1952 in New Denver. Moving to Longbeach to raise their five children, Frank worked as a carpenter, mine worker and then on the Balfour and Anscomb Ferries in Balfour for 29 years until his retirement. He also served in the Army in WWII as a private, driving truck and motorbiking between cities and countries delivering supplies and information. Frank’s greatest passion and gift to family and friends was his wonderful and soothing massages. Kids always received loonies/toonies when they visited and Fisherman’s Friends lozenges for all. Frank and Mary celebrated 60 years of marriage April 25 of this year. Frank has been cremated. A celebration of life will be held on August 17, 2012 at their home in Longbeach from 1-4 PM. All friends are welcome. Please bring a chair. In lieu of flowers, Frank has requested a donation be made to Broader Horizons Adult Day Centre in his memory, c/o the KLH Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1 and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon Branch, 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. View Frank on Youtube giving massages, search “Frank Young Heart, Wise Hands” at watch?v=zNg0S3DivVg Thank you to Dr. Cochrane, 3rd floor nurses, Broader Horizons (you were very special to dad) and all of Dad’s acquaintances and friends. Sarah Greenwood of Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Antony Erling Whitelock (Tony) B August Born A 20 20, 19444 iin C Chichester, hi h SSussex, E England l d passed away in Trail, BC on Tuesday, July 12 at the age of 67 after many years of poor health.


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He came to Nelson, BC when he was two with his family after WWII, when he was about 10 he moved to Castlegar and from there to Robson. Tony will be missed by his many friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Whitelock, his two sisters, Carollyne Tayler and Kim Davis and his son Dennis Whitelock. He was predeceased by his father Edgar Charles (Terry) Whitelock. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family?s online register at

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The family of Ronald Cecil Orton sadly announces his passing in Trail, on July 13, 2012 at the age of 63 years. Left to mourn his loss are his mother Eva, sisters Glenna (Bob), Susan (Dave), wife Kim, son Joey, daughter Sarah, step-son Shane, three nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his father Arthur. Ron was born November 25, 1948 in Regina, Saskatchewan and grew up in Richmond before relocating to Castlegar. He was employed by Selkirk College in Castlegar in the maintenance-forestry department for many years. Cremation has taken place under the care of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel and a memorial service was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 in Castlegar on Saturday July 21, 2012. Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, British Columbia Branch, 200 – 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4K6 Sadly Missed By His Family “May He Rest In Peace”

Wayne Clarene Ackerman It is with great sadness that the family of Wayne Clarene Ackerman announce his passing on July 20, 2012 at the age of 73 years. He was born in Rossland, B.C. and later moved to Kinnaird with his parents, brothers and sisters. Wayne did all his schooling in Kinnaird and Castlegar. He worked for the City for 39 years until his retirement. He also belonged to the Fire Department for 22 years before retiring. Wayne was predeceased by his Father Clarence, Mother Marion, Father-in-law Roy, Mother-inlaw Ann, brother-in-law Clifford and sister-in-law Darlene. Wayne is survived by his wife Merle, daughter Tamara, son Brian, grandchildren: Emily, Roman and Camron; great granddaughter Maddison; brother Eric, sisters Myrna (Dave) Brost, Linda Ackerman, Colleen (Syd) Estabrooks; also numerous nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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FINE WOODWORKING (JOINERY) INSTRUCTOR/INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT A full-time, short-term position on our Silver King campus You will be part of the Selkirk College School of Industry and Trades Training. In the Instructor position, you will teach to all levels of the Fine Woodworking (Joinery) program; in the Instructional Assistant position, you will provide support to the program. Along with Grade 12 and Joinery Trades Qualification, you have at least 5 years’ practical fine woodworking industry experience and are proficient with computers, including word processing, email and software applications such as TurboCad and Moodle. Ideally, you are skilled in furniture design and have an Instructor’s Diploma, a BC Teaching Certificate, Carpentry Trades Certification, previous teaching experience and curriculum development skills. More than anything, you have the initiative, dedication and drive to create a quality and motivating learning environment for students, and to become a valued member of the highly motivated Selkirk College team. This is a full-time non-regular position of unknown duration commencing September 1, 2012.

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Alpine Toyota has an immediate opening for a Toyota Product Advisor. Our dealership is situated in Cranbrook B.C., the major business and recreation hub for the entire East Kootenay. We are currently looking for a Product Advisor with a track-record of success who is interested in working in a positive team environment. We offer ongoing training, a generous compensation plan and an engaged group of Team Leaders to help our Product Advisors achieve their goals. For the right applicant, relocation expenses and a guaranteed income will be considered. If you love selling Toyota products and the quality of life that can be found in the East Kootenay’s sounds interesting, please forward your resume in confidence to our Sales Team Leader by email: kdunsire@alpinetoyota or by phone at (250)4894010. If you present the qualities and values we are looking for, we will contact successful applicants for an interview. 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. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd year apprentice $28$30/hr, journeyperson $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at (office) 780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to:; Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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CHIEF TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR An opportunity exists with the City of Castlegar’s Civic Works Department for a Chief Treatment Plant Operator. Reporting to the Civic Works Utilities Manager, the Chief Operator will be responsible for ensuring the operation and maintenance of the City’s water and sewer facilities to meet provincial standards, the City’s operational certificates and WorkSafe BC regulations.

The ideal candidate will have:           

Level II Waste Water Collection EOCP certification; Level II or III Waste Water Treatment EOCP certification; Level III Water Distribution EOCP certification; Successfully completed a Water Treatment Technology Program or equivalent; Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to manage, mentor, organize and train employees; Understanding of occupational hazards, safety and health precautions applicable in this work environment; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Computer skills, including MS Office and familiarity with SCADA systems; Flexibility – mandatory participation in standby rotation and ability to respond to after hours water and sewer emergencies is required; Valid class 5 BC Drivers’ License; Ability to read and understand blueprints is an asset.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) union position, working a once monthly ten (10) days on, four (4) days off rotation, at an hourly wage of $32.30 (as of March 1, 2012) plus a certification premium of $0.20 per hour for each level of each certificate obtained. Benefits are as per the Collective Agreement and relocation assistance will be provided as required.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certiďŹ cation, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Trades, Technical

Misc Services KOOTENAY HOME Maintenance & Handyman Services. Please contact Jeff @ 250-505-9693

Pets & Livestock

Pets Now Open

Beaver Valley Animal Clinic Large & Small Animals 1956 Columbia Gardens Road, Fruitvale 250-367-0123

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales CASTLEGAR, Sat, Aug 4, 9 - 1, Solid maple TV stand ďŹ ts over & around TV, electric ďŹ re place & speaker & remote, children toys, pair of stand up roll top CD racks, Microwave 3509 - 5th Ave CASTLEGAR Sun & Mon Aug 5 & 6, 2108 - 6 th Ave 10 - 2 CRESCENT VALLEY, Moving Sale - 3740 Pass Creek Rd 45 years of stuff, Sat & Sun Aug 4 & 5 starts at 8 am MOVING Sale: Beds, dressers, sofas, chairs, entertainment centres, prints and much more. August 4,5. 2512 - 14th Ave., Castlegar. For early viewing call 250-365-3808. Rare books, Newspapers, Magazines, Maps & Ephemera from 1700’s - 1960’s for sale Aug 3rd, 4th & 5th South Slocan Junction Watch for Signs 8:00 am

Trades, Technical

Vaagen Fibre Canada is seeking Certified Millwrights, Electricians and Welders to join our team in Midway, BC. Millwrights: candidates require a Red Seal (Inter-provincial) ticket with preference given to sawmill experience and a welding certiďŹ cate. Electricians: candidates require a Red Seal (Inter-provincial) ticket with preference given to sawmill, PLC programming and troubleshooting experience. Welders: candidates require A or B ticket with preference given to sawmill, fabrication and construction experience. Candidates must be highly motivated with a commitment to safety, good communication and interpersonal skills, and be open to rotating work schedules. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Fax resume to: 250-449-2907 We are an equal opportunity employer.

If you wish to pursue this exciting opportunity please submit your resume along with a cover letter by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 to: The City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 Attention: Personnel Officer Phone: (250) 365-7227 Fax: (250) 365-4810 E-mail: We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

32â€? Shower stall 8’ Truck Canary 1980 9.5 Vanguard Camper Hunters special 250-365-3119 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Onan 4000 Watt standby generator. Fully portable. Phone 250-442-7777. Price $750. STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel, 1-800-668-5422. Summer clearout of Equipment at OldEds in Montrose, BC Call: 250-505-9566 JD Backhoe attachment to ďŹ t Skidsteer Clark 8000 lbs Forklift Hyster 8000 lbs Forklift Nissan 9000 lbs Forklift Komatsu 3.5 Yard Loader Yanmar 35 hp Tractor Jinma 35 hp Tractor 2011 Camray 4 door 2002 Ford F150

Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3.29 Flat Acre in Krestova with water, 25 mins to Nelson or Castlegar 250-359-7861

Business for Sale Located in the sunny warm southern interior of BC. Profitable, established Welding Shop & Power Equipment Dealeship. Turnkey Operation. Asking $529,000. Call 1 (250)453-2242 or email:

Other Areas 20 ACRES- Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent CASTLEGAR 2 bdrm Apt private yard, close to Koot Market & bus, N/S, N/P $750/mth, 250-608-3930

Mobile Homes & Pads ROBSON Mobile Home for rent, Refer & Criminal check required, Call 250-304-3430

Homes for Rent CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm House 550 - 9th Ave, $1,200/mth + utilities, Ph 250-365-7867 CASTLEGAR South, 2 Bdrm House, Den & Rec room 1.5 bath, W/D, F/S, Garage $1000/mth + utilities, Avail Sept 1st, 250-365-5164 or 250-687-0767 Small 1 bdrm cabin w/beautiful lake view, recent reno, new kitchen, windows etc... great for non smoking, mature single or couple with no pets. $850/mo heat, power & water included. Ph 250-551-3336

Shared Accommodation CASTLEGAR 1 Bdrm Room for rent for college student, Separate Bathroom, shared kitchen with own fridge, use of W/D, private Living room, wireless internet, Avail Sept 1st, Home owner is shift worker, $400/mth, Call 250-365-5527 msg for Pam CASTLEGAR 1 fully furnished bedroom in large quiet home $450 incl. utilities. & internet, clean quiet person who works or goes to school full time. 250-304-4814 CASTLEGAR, Seeking responsible individual to share large fully furnished Home perfect for student or working person, N/P, N/S please call 250-304-2380

Houses For Sale

Suites, Lower

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

CASTLEGAR 2 Bdrm Lower Level, F/S, N/S N/P, W/D on premises, $525/mth + Power in Oglow Subd, Avail Sept 1st Call 365-1032 or 304-9010

Houses For Sale

QUICK POSSESSION!! 650 – 5th Ave Priced to SELL!

Large, partially covered private deck & huge driveway. Double lot across from parkland and walking trails. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, gas ďŹ replace. Premium location: Privacy & space with downtown convenience. $249,000 250-365-3362 / 250-304-3794

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Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

Castlegar, Lrg Bright 1 bdrm Apt with fireplace, private yard overlooking river, mostly furnished includes util, TV W/D, N/P, N/S, $675/mo, Avail now or Aug 1st, 250-365-7956

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

ROBSON, 1 Bdrm basement suite, W/D, internet, Cable & utilities incl, Avail Sept 1st $660/mth, 250-365-2915 SOUTH Castlegar, NEW 2 BDR walkout basement suite, fully furnished, f/s, w/d, dw, 1/2 blk to main bus route, ns/np, utilities included except phone, $1000/mon, Aug 15, 250-3653548.


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Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL11143 Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Domestic 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Convertible, great stereo & sub, new tires & rims, immaculate shape & never winter driven, $4600. Call (250)417-0200 (250)421-0953

BC HOUSING is accepting applications for family rental units in Castlegar. Tenants pay no more then 30% of their gross monthly income for rent. For information on eligibility & applications please call 250365-2667 or 1-800-834-7149 or check out our website at

Cars - Sports & Imports

Want to Rent

1992 Volvo 240 wagon, 4 cyl auto, P/W, 250,000 km, exc, cond. $2,500. 250-442-0122, 250-493-1807. 1997 VW Golf GTI, 2L, 4 cyl, 5 spd, 2 dr coupe, 202,000 km. $3,400. 250-493-1807, 250442-0122.

Galen, 28 yr old local student/worker seeks housing in Castlegar or Nelson area. Needs long term, clean, healthy environment. W/D, tub with shower, bright/windows. Ideally furnished with yard. Non-drinker/partier, loves housework, family, pets and is good with children. Ref avail. 250 551-3652 or

Motorcycles Must sell 2004 Honda Shadow Motorbike, 750cc under 10 thou km, new cond, bags, all leather gear, helmet $6700 OBO Chrissy 250-365-0017 call anytime


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Trucks & Vans 1995 F150 4x4, 5 spd, manual, 6 cyl, extra set tires & rims. $1,800. 250-442-5642. 2000 Ford Explorer XLS, P/W, V6 auto, 170,000 km, very clean. $5,300 obo. 250-4420122, 250-493-1807. FOR SALE: 2001 Honda Odyssey 141k kms Excellent Condition, Tow Pkg, Roof Pod Fully loaded, Zero rust, Super clean inside & out. Leaving the country Must be sold! Car prove $5500 OBO 250-352-3640 250-666-0884

Boats 18’ Aluminum Starcraft, 470 (180hp) 4 cy merc inboard lots of power good on fuel, full canopy, heater, fish finder trolling motor bracket ez loader, lots of new parts $4500 OBO Call 250-304-9054 2008 Seadoo GTI130 1 owner, 3 person water craft. low hours. Dealer maintained & serviced. Cover, bumpers, trailer incl. Pkg new was $12,083 + tax, first $6,000 takes!! 250-551-3336

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Sam Soukoreff, also known as Sam George Soukoreff, deceased formerly of 1015 Columbia Road, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 4K5 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executrix named hereunder at 1115 3rd Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1, on or before September 21, 2012, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. The Executrix will not be liable for any claim of which she has no notice at the time of distribution. Annie Soukoreff, Executrix By Polonicoff Law Firm, her solicitors A19

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‡/xOffers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Silverado Ext (1SA) and 2012 Silverado Cheyenne Edition Ext (R7H) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Financing Services for 72 months on new or 2012 Silverado Ext/Silverado Cheyenne Ext. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $138.89 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. ‡0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Financing Services for 84 months on new or 2012 Silverado Ext. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $123.27 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $354.62, total obligation is $10,354.62. x$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on select 2012 Silverado Ext (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +For more information visit ratings. ∞OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ¥Based on latest competitive data available.¥¥Based on current website competitive information at time of printing.

A20 Thursday, August 2. 2012 Castlegar News

Our local Castlegar Rebels are looking forward to the upcoming season and are inviting motivated, positive, community members to join our organization.

Duties we are looking to fill:

• Billet homes • Security at games • Off ice officials • Score keeper • Time keeper • Door attendants

If you are interested in joining our family or think you have a great idea to contribute please contact:

Vice President Tom Campbell 250-304-9055


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ŢBest-In-Class 5year/160,000km Powertrain Warranty. Ţ 60,000km Longer than Ford F-150, RAM and Toyota¥ ŢŢSegment Exclusive Automatic Locking Differential ŢŢOnStar® Including 6-Month Subscription~ ŢStabiliTrak®, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control


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The Racebook at Chances Castlegar 100 Hall Road, next to YCG Airport LEARN TO PLAY…

TBC Marketing Coordinator Jay is at Chances Castlegar until Sunday to teach you how to wager on Horse Racing. Bring in this Ad anytime this week, before 2pm Sunday, August 5th, to receive a FREE $2 Racebook wager! One free wager per person, per day!



LIVE HORSE RACING Go to to find your local Racebook …or sign-up and play online anytime at

Secretary Sandy Terlecki 250 365 2182





28 MPG HIGHWAY 10.0L/100KM HWY | 14.1L/100KM CITY








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27 MPG HIGHWAY 10.5L/100KM HWY | 15.2L/100KM CITY




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Call Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-365-2155, or visit us at 1700 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. [License #8917] ‡

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Castlegar News, August 02, 2012  
Castlegar News, August 02, 2012  

August 02, 2012 edition of the Castlegar News