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At Castlegar’s City Council meeting on Monday, Mayor Lawrence Chernoff announced that a major corporation was looking at building a large operations centre in Castlegar. FortisBC has proposed building a $16 million West Kootenay Operations Centre in Ootischenia. As per BCUC (BC Utilities Commission) regulations, a public open house will be held in Castlegar on August 29. Chernoff announced the public meeting and said council was pleased that Fortis is proposing the new operations centre be built in Castlegar.

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“They stepped forward saying they were going to have this public meeting,” said Chernoff. “We’re still negotiating with them. This is a regulatory thing they have to follow. Fortis has to get permission from BCUC first to even look at a building. We’ve been negotiating for a long time. We continue to negotiate with them.” The new centre is expected to bring in approximately 160 to 180 jobs and continue to diversify and grow the City’s economic base. The $16 million project will also add to the City’s tax base. “You look at the spinoffs here,” said Chernoff. “You’re going to get a building that generates taxes. You’ll get all these

new people coming into Castlegar and spending money here. Fortis as a corporation is investing in the community. To me that may lead to other things because Fortis is a leader in utilities.” The property FortisBC is looking at for the operations centre is in Ootischenia and was originally acquired as a site for the proposed future West Kootenay Regional Hospital. “We’ve had this land for long time,” said Chernoff. “They were looking at pieces of property all over. It came out that this was the best place suited for their operations. We’ve studied other locations so we can build a regional hospital when the time comes.”

New vision pitch Traci Goertzen and Dan Sahlstrom make a presentation to Castlegar City Council on Monday about the New Vision Housing Society.

Message bears repeating A black bear (pictured above) goes to work recently on a non-bear proof garbage bin near Kamloops. The Thompson River city, however, has no lock on bear activity, as encounters increase in areas including Castlegar. See story on page A7. Joanne Siderius

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Council briefs - Aug. 16 Presentation Wayne Groutage and Bob Pakula were both presented with certificates of appreciation for their service on the City of Castlegar’s Board of Variance. Soccer delegation A group representing the Castlegar Soccer Association gave a presentation to council on Monday. Ralph Lunn and David Grantham said soccer was booming in the area with more than 450 kids playing from ages four to 18. Lunn thanked council and public works for their support with soccer and in keeping the fields working well. Future goals for the soccer association include expanding and improving the fields, adding lights, and having a permanent concession at Twin Rivers Park. “Over the years I’ve had my son in soccer and he played right through to U18,” said Mayor Lawrence Chernoff. “It’s great. You need to provide something for the kids in the community. “That’s what helps any community is to have nice facilities to play. I like that these guys have a vision and it’s not all at once. It’s really a partnership between the City and minor soccer.”

The mayor agrees the area would benefit from improved and expanded recreation facilities. The delegation also talked about hosting soccer tournaments in Castlegar. “It makes sense,” he said. “Tournaments are huge. Kids never come alone. They come with their parents. They love it and they spend money here. It helps build the community. If you have the facilities, people will come. They need a helping hand and I think the City can step up and do that.” New Vision Dan Sahlstrom and Traci Goertzen gave a presentation to council about the New Vision Housing society. Sahlstrom thanked council for its support and introduced Goertzen as the new research intern for the group. The society let council know about the success they had in attaining funding through the Teck Service Learning Internship Program, which enabled them to hire a student (Goertzen) and commence the preliminary research needed for the housing need and demand study. The group said needs assessment would dictate where

their focus would be. Thank you Council agreed to send a letter thanking outgoing Castlegar Chamber of Commerce executive director Pam McLeod for her outstanding service to the City. Pride events Council received an invitation to participate in the Kootenay Pride parade in Nelson on Sunday, Sept. 2. “I think if we have the opportunity to go there and wave the Castlegar banner, then why wouldn’t we go there and celebrate the diversity and the people that are out there,” said councillor Deb McIntosh. “If we’re going to be inclusive, then let’s truly be inclusive and get out there and do some fun stuff.” McIntosh also urged her fellow councillors to attend the Pride event at the Element on Nov. 30. “I think it’d be great if council members showed up to celebrate,” she said. “These are our friends, our neighbours, our family. “Let everyone know we are an inclusive city and that we appreciate everyone no matter what your thing is. We want to celebrate with you.”

Flamboyant fairgoers Unique and colourful characters were never more than a glance away during the 15th staging of the Shambhala Festival this past weekend near Salmo. The occasion was marred by a fatality - see story in this week’s West Kootenay Advertiser. Craig Lindsay photo

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News Significant signing expresses cooperation between institutions SUBMITTED

Castlegar/Merritt – Selkirk College and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to enhance the educational experience for learners at the institutes through collaborative efforts that ensure learners have relevant and seamless access to support services, cultural resources, and academic pathways. The three-year agreement signed Aug. 9 at Selkirk College’s Castlegar campus highlights how the institutes plan to work in partnership in the following areas:

“We are really happy to be working more closely with NVIT to collaborate on program delivery...” Angus Graeme, Selkirk College • Transfer of students and articulation of courses and programs to encourage such transfers between the two postsecondary institutes; • Development of collaborative programs or projects of mutual interest and benefit, particularly those intended to support Aboriginal students and strengthen services for these students; • Exchange of information and ex-

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and Selkirk College Presidents Ken Tourand (above left) and Angus Graeme conclude the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on August 9 at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus Aboriginal Gathering Place. Submitted photo

pertise to strengthen and expand cultural resources, expertise, protocols, and events; • Discussion of potential joint pilot programs and research partnerships. “Today is about increasing opportunities for learners in the Province of British Columbia who have chosen to pursue their studies at the

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology or Selkirk College, said NVIT President Ken Tourand. “This agreement directly reflects goals within NVIT’s Strategic Plan related to building strategic relationships and ensuring learners have clear educational pathways. We look forward to working with Selkirk to enhance the learner

experiences at both institutes while supporting Aboriginal education.” NVIT is the home of Aboriginal public post-secondary education in B.C., with a student body that represents more than 70 per cent of the Aboriginal communities across the province. NVIT invites students from around the country

to further themselves with over 300 courses and programs ranging from trades training to Bachelor of Social Work. With campuses in Merritt and Vancouver, online courses and community-based deliveries throughout Canada, NVIT serves approximately 1,400 students annually. NVIT is committed to strengthening communities, one learner at a time. Selkirk College serves the West Kootenay and Boundary region of southeastern British Columbia with campuses in six communities including Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Grand Forks, Nakusp and Kaslo. Selkirk offers access to over 60 programs along with a wide range of continuing education courses in both classroom and online environments. The student body at Selkirk numbers over 2,300 and includes a growing number of Aboriginal students from all over Canada representing 12 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Selkirk College’s strong commitment to Aboriginal students was most recently demonstrated with the completion and opening of an Aboriginal Gathering place on the college’s Castlegar campus. “We are really excited to be working more closely with NVIT to collaborate on program deliv-

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The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon compliments the exhibit. It deals With Edwards failed plans for Castlegar. The Life and Legacy of Edward Mahon exhibit was funded in part by a grant from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance / Castlegar Arts

Edward Mahon, a large and important figure in Castlegar’s history, is pictured above at home in Vancouver, circa 1915. Submitted photo

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sentation of all ten panels at once, the display will be rotated on September 24. The exhibit will close on October 29. A related version will be presented at the North Vancouver Museum for a six month run, starting next January. The opening event will also be an opportunity to present two books that have been completed by Volovsek. The Green Necklace: the Vision Quest of Edward Mahon complements the exhibit. It deals in detail with Edward’s failed plans for Castlegar, and his success in leaving an admirable legacy to the citizens of North Vancouver. The second work, entitled Trails in Time: Reflections, deals with the author’s efforts to develop interpretive trails in the Castlegar vicinity.

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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

Consolidation at the crossroads? It was with great interest the news of the possible major construction project by FortisBC was absorbed of late. Local governments and the business communities in countless communities across the country are continually working toward just such an arrangement like the one proposed by the utility company (See story on page A1.) A $16 million project for a regional operations centre has been pitched to a community which has long prided itself as the “Crossroads of the Kootenays.” If there was ever any disputing that municipal description, a gleaming new fixture totalling more than 40,000 square feet would make a very strong statement in it’s favour. The idea just seems to have a lot going for it. Then again, the folks with the biggest reasons for being interested in whether the project goes ahead, or not, are those living near the intended site at 120 Ootischenia Road. Their lives are the ones which would face disruption during the construction phase and beyond. FortisBC has indicated a level of tact and sensitivity in the matter, expressing a desire to communicate first with those most affected before raising too much fanfare. An open house on the topic is coming up on August 29, watch for details in next week’s edition of the Castlegar News. We want to hear from you.

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The Castlegar News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should typically be in the range of 300 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: newsroom@castlegarnews.com DROP OFF/MAIL: Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Phone: 250-365-6397 Fax: 250-365-6390 The Castlegar News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org.

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Mulligans – or second chances There I was – offering, and he said “no.” “I never take a mulligan,” he declared. Resolutely, he walked forward to his ball that had gone about 30 metres because of his mis-hit. He struck it from there, and so the game continued. Non-golfers may wonder about the use of the term “mulligan.” For many years, I played in a group that had mulligan allowances. Our group allowed one mulligan (or a second hit in place of a bad hit) per nine holes. That mulligan had to be in place of a bad tee shot. The idea was that we were playing a friendly game, and by giving a mulligan, the golfer would not feel his game was falling apart. The term “mulligan” has several possible origins. The one mentioned most refers to a golfer from St. Lambert’s Golf Club in Montreal in the 1920s. This fellow was named David Mulligan, and after one bad tee shot, he re-teed and hit again. He called it a “correction shot,” but his partners dubbed it the “mulligan shot.” So I thought I would apply this “mulligan” term to life. Sometimes in schools or colleges, students have Craig Lindsay Reporter

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a terrible day and score badly on an exam. “Mulligans” or re-writes are occasionally given. Often, this practice allows certain students to get on with their lives, and they end up with excellent careers. In the criminal justice system, mulligans are built into the entire process. If you are on trial, and everything turns out badly—just as if you hit a bad shot off the tee—you may appeal. You get a second chance, or mulligan. In most grocery stores, you can have a mulligan. If you get home and one of the products is bad or not up to your standard, you can take it back. Most stores will give you a mulligan—in a sense, a second chance at the same item. I think among friends and acquaintances, it would be useful to have a “mulligan” rule. For example, if one of my friends is inconsiderate or not very thoughtful, I will go away angry. For a few days, I tell myself I won’t have anything to do with that person again. Then I ask myself, “Is one incident worth losing a friend?” So, as in a golf game, I find a way to say, “Take a mulligan, friend.” Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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If he or she has other worthwhile features as a friend, it’s important to see past the bad moment and offer a second chance. Taking or giving a mulligan within family situations is important. We do it with our kids all the time while they’re growing up. They are learning after all, so if a mulligan will undo a wrong or get them on the right track, we as parents give mulligans. Sometimes the kids know they’ve done something improperly. At that point, they often ask for a second chance. It’s not a failure as a parent to give your kids a mulligan. You’re a failure as a parent if you’re always giving mulligans—if indeed, you can’t draw the line. In golf, it’s the same way. We would not want our friends to take a mulligan on every shot. We limit ourselves to one or two a game. In friendships and families, the same rule should apply. You can screw up as my friend once in a while, but not every time I’m with you. Mulligans are there to make people feel a little better. They should not be a way of life. Sandy Leonard Production

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

More on the smart meter topic

“FortisBC applies for smart meter installation” There have been two fires in B.C. in homes shortly after smart meters were installed by BC Hydro. The fires began around the meter base plate, a four-pronged socket that smart meters plug into. Any damage to this base plate while removing the old meter, such as twisting, etc. can set up a fire hazard. The crews used by BCHydro are given a two week training course and are not certified electricians.

The home owner is responsible for the integrity of the base plate so if a fire starts due to a defective base plate it is the home owner’s responsibility. I wonder how the insurance companies will deal with any damage done by fires due to this problem? I hope that FortisBC will take this problem very seriously and provide us with a safe service. There are just too many problems with these “smart” meters. -R. Parfeniuk, Castlegar

Bear Aware message cannot be overstated CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

After a relatively slow start to bear season in Castlegar, residents have begun to see more signs of bear activity around their homes in the last week or so. “Late summer/ Fall is the time of year when bears are most active, becoming obsessed with finding the food they need to survive the winter,” said Jenny Wallace, Castlegar Bear Aware community coordinator. “This search for food often brings them into town where poorly managed attractants like gar-

bage, unpicked fruit trees and bird feeders are easily accessed by the keen-nosed animals.” Wallace warns local residents to be vigilant about managing bear attractants on their properties. “Once again, doing so will help prevent conflict, increasing public safety and reducing the number of bears destroyed,” she said. People can check out the list of bear sighting in BC at www.bearaware. bc.ca/bear-sightingsnew and can check out other bear related news on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ bearawarebc.

FortisBC’s new residential conservation rate FortisBC introduced a new residential two-tier conservation rate for electricity customers on July 1, 2012. About 75 per cent of electricity customers will pay about the same or less on this new rate, with some paying more based on electricity consumption. To learn more about the new residential conservation rate or to calculate your bill, visit fortisbc.com/rcr or call 1-866-436-7847.

Are you a high energy user? Learn ways to use less energy at fortisbc.com/reduceyouruse. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (12-046.5 06/2012)

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Put on by Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP). In Castlegar at 1492 Emerald Cres. and in Nelson at 2080 Bealby Rd. From 1-4pm. Call KAAP at 250-551-1053 for directions and info, or check KAAP’s Facebook page and the KAAP adoption page for pictures. See you there! SEPT. 13 - THE BEST OF CARE: GETTING IT RIGHT FOR SENIORS IN BC.

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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 www.passcreekfair.com

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 .

OCT. 19-21 - CASTLEGAR QUILTERS

Castlegar Community Centre Fri. Oct. 19 Noon - 6pm Sat. Oct. 20 10am - 5pm Sun. Oct 21 10am - 4pm Quilt Displays, Demos, Merchant Mall, Door Prizes, Quilt Raffle. Come and enjoy some wonderful quilting! Information: Val Dingwall 250-359-7622

Ongoing ONGOING: 2012 SUMMER AT THE SKATEPARK SERIES SCHEDULE -

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.

ONGOING: CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES - Every Wednesday at 7

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

ONGOING: CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION LIGHT UP CAMPAIGN - The Foundation is

raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/ defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate. ONGOING: SPECIAL OLYMPICS - CASTLEGAR BOTTLE DRIVE -

SOBC - Castlegar is holding a year-round bottle drive to raise money for their program. If you have any empty refundable bottles you are interested in donating please contact: (250) 365-

 

  

2520 for more information. Donations go directly to Special Olympics – Castlegar. Thank you for supporting your local Special Olympics and its passionate athletes and volunteers. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR QUILTERS GUILD MEETINGS - Meetings held

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 pm in the basement of the Kinnaird Church of God, 2404 Columbia Ave. Castlegar. New members always welcome. Information: Val Dingwall: 250-359-7622 ONGOING: TREASURE SHOP SUMMER HOURS AND INFO - The

Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop and Gift Shop are open Mondays - Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout July and August, 2012 (closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays). We will revert back to our regular hours of operation September 1, 2012. Mini Silent Auctions are ongoing throughout the summer months. In the fall we will resume Silent Auctions on a full scale basis.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 inven-

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tory stocking of clothing for the entire family including kitchenware, etc. as well as participating in Wednesday evening workshops! To all our past, present and future customers from the volunteers at the Castlegar & District Auxiliary Society enjoy a safe. healthy and happy summer with family and friends . ONGOING: CHRONIC PAIN SELFMANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS -

Goes for six mondays starting on July 9 and ending August 13. Goes from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Service Society, 1007 2 Street, Castlegar. To register Call or email us at toll free 1-866-902-3767 or selfmgmt@ uvic.ca. 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 250-3658336.

ONGOING: TRAIL MAPLE LEAF BAND LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS:

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

ONGOING: AL-ANON MEETS EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AL-ANON is 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 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674. ONGOING: THE WEST KOOTENAY FAMILY HISTORIANS SOCIETY

meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (September to June) at Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar. New Members are welcome.

For further information, contact Grace DeBiasio at 250-3641426 or Ingeborg Leavell at 250367-0076.

ONGOING: SHARING DINNER POT -

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.

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.)

ONGOING: FREE POOL - EVERYONE WELCOME. Every Saturday. Royal

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

ONGOING: USCC CULTURAL INTERPRETIVE SOCIETY meets every

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 250365-3701. ONGOING: BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS.

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

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


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Get job ready!

Administrative Skills Training TRAIL CAMPUS: SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 – MARCH 1, 2013 NELSON CAMPUS: JANUARY 14 – JUNE 28, 2013 This certificate program will run for 24 weeks, 27.5 hours per week. Students will develop knowledge and skills in office proficiency, interpersonal communication, keyboarding, basic business math, MS Office (Word, Excel), internet usage, office technology, records management, communications and creation of business documents. WHMIS World Host and OFA Level 1 first aid training is included. All students will gain direct work experience through a 60 hour practicum component.

APPLY TODAY! If you are unemployed you can take advantage of this great opportunity for FREE tuition. Call the Selkirk College Trail campus at 250-368-5236 to learn more about this program or visit selkirk.ca/ce/esa

Saluting a grand art form Dawn Graham performed her Tribute to Musicals on August 8 at the Concert in the Park . Craig Lindsay photo

Funding provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION AN APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR THE ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT THE APPLICATION

THE REGULATORY PROCESS

On July 26, 2012, pursuant to the Utilities Commission Act (Act), FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) filed an application (Application) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project (AMI Project). FortisBC requests approval of a revised depreciation rate of five percent for the proposed AMI meters. The AMI Project has an estimated capital cost of approximately $47.7 million and is expected to commence in late 2013 and be complete by 2015. FortisBC proposes to install 115,000 residential and commercial AMI meters.

Participants and other parties are requested to submit comments prior to Friday, September 7, 2012 on the need for Community (Public) Input Sessions in the areas of Trail, Osoyoos, and Kelowna. A Procedural Conference will be scheduled to address the process by which to continue the review of the Application after and if Community Input Sessions are held.

INTERVENTIONS Persons wishing to actively participate in the FortisBC proceeding must register as Interveners through the Commission’s website at www.bcuc.com or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012. In their registration, Interveners must identify the issues that they intend to pursue, and indicate the extent of their anticipated involvement in the review process. Interveners will each receive a copy of all non-confidential correspondence and filed documentation, and must provide an email address if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties through the Commission’s website or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012, identifying their interest in the proceeding. By participating and/or providing comment on the application, you agree that all submissions and/or correspondence received relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted on the Commission’s website.

An initial regulatory timetable for review of the Application is outlined in Appendix A of Order G-105-12. In order to maintain firm contract pricing on the AMI system, FortisBC requests Commission approval of the proposed CPCN by July 20, 2013. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE DOCUMENTS The Application and supporting documents will be available for viewing on FortisBC’s website at http://www.fortisbc.com and on the Commission’s website at http://www.bcuc.com. The Application and supporting documents will also be made available for inspection at FortisBC’s Head Office at Suite 100, 1975 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 7V7, and at the BC Utilities Commission office, Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2N3. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information, please contact Ms. Erica Hamilton, Commission Secretary, by telephone (604) 660-4700 or BC Toll Free at 1-800-663-1385, by fax (604) 660-1102, or by email Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com.

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Community/Sports

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

Limbering up 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 castlegarrebels@hotmail.com

Students of Castlegar’s Turning Pointe Dance Studio go through some moves last Saturday in preparation for this week’s Dance Camp. Pictured above from left are Bri-Anne Zubick, 13; Emma Lawczynski, 11; and Amanda Bradbury, 12. The Turning Pointe Dance Studio has a week-long dance camp underway, culminating with a full day (9-4) of performances Friday at the Studio – 600 18th Street, and Castlegar United Church – 809 Merry Creek Road. Jim Sinclair photo

Secretary Sandy Terlecki 250 365 2182 castlegarrebels@hotmail.com

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Workers from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) have been busy at work putting the lines in and getting the ice ready for the upcoming hockey season. First up at the arena is the Castlegar Rebels training camp which starts Aug. 17 and ends on the 19. After that are the Hockey Skills and Power Skating Development Sessions which run Aug. 20-24. The camp is being operated by Rebels head coach Steve Junker and his staff. Spots are still available for the camp, which features several different sessions for players aged ages 5-13). There is also a summer hockey league for adults that runs Tuesday and Thursday nights starting Aug. 21 until the end of September. For more information or to register call 250-365-3386. Craig Lindsay photo

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Business/Community Cozying up to a thriving commercial enterprise, flamingo style JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

Quilter Debra McCracken of Castlegar is in a unique and ideal situation in terms of practicing and promoting her craft. Nicely set up in a corner of the Flamingo Motel on Columbia Avenue, Debra has a chance to interact with folks who are interested in what she does. There are those who are guests at the motel who get an up close and personal introduction to what Debra creates, thanks to the lovingly created works adorning the motel beds. There are also the locals who don’t pass up an opportunity to stop by Flamingo

Quiltworx to make a major purchase, maybe an accessory or two, or just to talk a bit of shop, sharing their passion with a like-minded enthusiast. Debra’s desire to create quilts goes back to her teen years, wanting to supply a special something for a loved one. “When I was in high school (in Calgary) I started quilting by going to the library and getting a book out,” she told the Castlegar News on August 10. “I was always kind of a crafty kid and I thought making a quilt would be like the ultimate gift for my mom.” She continued here and there, creating wed-

Debra McCracken at the controls of her long-arm quilting machine. Pictured below, a sample of her skill and creativity. Jim Sinclair photos

ding gifts, baby gifts, etc. “Since then (in 2000) I finally started taking some classes.” Information was fuel for Debra’s quilting fire and she fully realizes she’s hit upon a life-long pursuit. “Once I learned how to use all the tools it just fascinated me that everybody could be doing the same thing but using different fabrics... and how differently everything could turn out. From then on I just haven’t stopped. There hasn’t been a day that I haven’t quilted.” It doesn’t look like there are too many ahead that she doesn’t get at it either, not with the extensive network she is now a part of.

“When we moved to Castlegar 11 years ago I went to the Brilliant craft fair and met Pauline Weinart, Debra related. “She told me about the quilters, where they meet and who to talk to. The quilters just kind of took me in. They’re very generous with sharing their information, their knowledge. Everybody understands there’s more than one way to do things.” For anyone interested in acquiring a beautiful quilt, or finding out about quilting, Flamingo Quiltworx is a great place to check out. It’s part of the Flamingo Motel at 1660 Columbia Avenue. Phone 250-365-7978.

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Element club to provide venue for Castlegar Pride event CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Element Club Bar and Grill will host Castlegar’s first

gay pride event at the end of the month. Bottoms Up, which goes Aug. 30, will feature burlesque performances, singers, a

dance, raffle prizes, and much more. “We decided to do it because we’ve been wanting to put on a pride event in Castle-

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gar,” said Daniel Ellis, one of the organizers. “The event in Nelson has been going on for a while - Kootenay Pride. Castlegar is

very open and there’s a great facility here with the Element. So we said, ‘let’s do it.’” The event is a fundraiser for Outlet Castlegar, an organization which offers services for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth in the area. “They’ve been running for a number of years so we thought we’d give them some recognition for what they’ve

done and hopefully make some money for them.” Ellis says support for the event has been great so far from both the people and the businesses in the area that have donated to the raffle. Although times have changed somewhat over the last several years, Ellis says that the Castlegar gay community is still

mostly closeted. “Each town has their own flavour,” he said. “We just want to showcase that there are gays in Castlegar and in the Kootenays. We want to be recognized as part of the community at large.” Tickets are available at the Element, Otter’s Books in Nelson, and J.J.’s Fashions in Trail.

Photo courtesy of Barb Houston.

HELP A TOADLET CROSS THE ROAD When:

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A free, family, fun event with lots to see and do. Learn about western toads and other local species. Drop in anytime, but parking is limited so please carpool. Containers provided.

For more information visit fwcp.ca or call 250 354 6333.

Rotary circle grows Marvin Smith and Brenda Balahura welcome Marilyn Pearson (middle) to the Castlegar Sunshine 2000 Rotary Club in ceremony last week at the Fireside Inn. Craig Lindsay photo

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Sports

Sports Reporter Craig Lindsay wants to hear about your sporting event. Call Craig at 250-3656397 or email reporter@ castlegarnews.com

New faces bring hope to Saints hockey program CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

With 22 new faces, don’t be surprised if Selkirk Saints coach and general manager Jeff Dubois hands out name tags at the team’s upcoming training camp. However, with several WHL and Junior A veterans joining the Saints this year, don’t expect opposing coaches to offer much sympathy Selkirk’s way. The team starts training camp on August 25 at the Castlegar Complex and that will last a week. The Saints then have about a month to prepare for the upcoming BCIHL season which opens on Oct. 2 when the team travels to the University of Victoria. “We have 26 players coming to camp, 22 of those are new guys,” said Dubois, who is also new behind the bench for the Saints.

The team has only four returning players: Jordan Wood, Justin Sotkowy, Sandro Moser, and Nick Cecconi. Wood, a rookie forward last year, led the team in scoring with 42 points including 23 goals. He finished third overall in BCIHL scoring and was named a league first all-star. Sotkowy was one of the top scoring defencemen in the BCIHL last year with 23 points in 22 games. Moser was close behind with 20 points in 24 games. Cecconi, a rugged forward, added 13 points and 98 penalty minutes in 24 games. “With 22 new guys we’re going to be behind most teams in terms of chemistry and familiarity between the players,” said Dubois. “With only four returning guys, we’re going to have to do a lot of evaluation right off the bat and try to

find some combinations and chemistry that works with the new guys and figure out, at least going into the pre-season, where we’re going to slot guys in on the depth chart, how the defence pairings and forward lines are going to look.” Despite being new behind the bench, Dubois is familiar with the four returning players after managing a strong SFU (Simon Fraser University) team, which plays in the same league as Selkirk. “We had the luxury of working in fewer new guys the last few years at SFU,” he said. “So we had that team identity from a large group of returning players. The four guys we have coming back from last year will all be key guys for us. But ultimately it was a team that won five games last season and so the expectations are much high-

er. There won’t be as many guys to lead the way for the first year players. Ultimately, we’ll have to get big contributions from guys just coming in the door in order to have the kind of season we’re looking at having.” As for the strengths of the team, Dubois points to depth as number one. “With no disrespect to the guys in the program last year, they had a good top line and some good defencemen, but depth-wise it fell off pretty quickly,” he said. “We’ve got 16 forwards, seven defenceman, and three goalies who can all play in our league. So we’re going to be a much deeper team. We’ve got a real high skill level. I don’t think we’ll have a problem scoring goals.” Dubois says he’ll be able to put out three strong lines with

Former WHL and Junior A goalie Alex Sirard is one of the newcomers expected to lead the Selkirk Saints this season. Submitted photo

the depth the Saints have. “I think we’ll have three lines that can contribute offensively right off the bat,” he said. “We’re going to be a speedy team, not necessarily the biggest team. Certainly, there will be an opportunity for guys to step up in the role player mode. We’ll need those guys to identify themselves quickly.” After several years

of being play-off alsorans, Dubois thinks the Saints are poised to make a strong playoff run. “The theme is that this is going to be a real turnover year for the program,” he said. “It’s hard to identify without seeing the other teams in the league exactly where we fit. But we’re certainly looking at making the post-season for the first time ever.

I don’t think it’s unrealistic to think we’ll be one of the top two or three teams in the league. I don’t see why the guys can’t go into the season looking at us as a contender and wanting to go for a championship.” Selkirk’s first home game is set for Oct. 12 against Trinity Western University, from Langley, at the Castlegar Complex.

Aquanauts swim club hands out year-end awards at banquet award – Senior – Jeff Ashton 5. Best Jr. Swimmer – Female – Claire Cartwright & Avery Cooke 6. Best Jr. Swimmer – Male – Corbin Anderson 7. Best Sr. Swimmer – Female – Kristen Marsh 8. Best Sr. Swimmer – Male – Noah Robertson Castlegar Aquanaut swimmers, coaches, and parents celebrate winning the Most Sportsmanlike Trophy at the regional championships recentre. Craig Lindsay photo

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The Castlegar Aquanauts Swim Club held its awards banquet and potluck on Thursday night at the pool. Many of the almost 80 swimmers on the club were recognized for their excellence and perseverence over the season.

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Youth soccer players across the Kootenay will have an opportunity to take their game to the next level fostered through a partnership between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Nelson’s Soccer Quest. At the end of the month the Whitecaps FC Academy will kick off with two evaluation camps to be held in Cranbrook on August 21 and 22 and Nelson on August 28 and 29. “We have recognized that over the past few years that it is very difficult for certain regions to get exposure,” said Dan Lenarduzzi, director of youth development for the Whitecaps. “The academy programs are meant to give players that are already with clubs supplemental training, but also for us to identify players in hopes of moving them up to our more professionalized programs.” The academy will include four age

groups for both girls and boys: U11/12, U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18. Its reach extends to both the East and West Kootenay, plus the Boundary. The program runs for seven months starting in September and ending in April (there is a two month winter break in December and January). The training includes eight weekends at Nelson’s Soccer Quest indoor facility. Four travel events per age group will also be part of the academy. “It’s a major move for Soccer Quest and for the Kootenays,” said Soccer Quest’s Dave Spendlove. Soccer Quest set up its indoor facility in Nelson five years ago. Two years ago Spendlove started both a boys and girls regional program for 16 to 18 year old players. Those teams travelled to high performance tournaments throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The program resulted in 11 post-secondary scholarship offers.

The partnership with the Whitecaps is an extension of the work started by Spendlove. This will be the second academy set up outside the Lower Mainland, the first being in Vernon. “The Whitecaps are wanting to extend their brand and their development across Canada,” said Lenarduzzi. “To do that we are looking at setting up academy centres in different locations.” The Whitecaps feel the academy route is an opportunity try and even the pitch for young players living in rural BC. “There are great places to live all over BC and all over Canada,” said Lenarduzzi. “Unfortunately, sometimes where people live is a bit of a problem because they are not close enough to some of the larger opportunities. That is the case with our club for sure because obviously a lot of our activities are out of Vancouver. It’s a real good opportunity for us to reach more kids in areas that don’t

normally get exposure.” The academy will include monthly coaching visits from Whitecaps staff, led by Whitecaps Okanagan regional head coach David Broadhurst. It will also include Soccer Quest coaches working with approved Whitecaps academy curriculum. Some of that curriculum includes technical development, strength training, nutrition and sport psychology. Starting the academy at a younger age is also an opportunity to immerse players into a soccer culture sooner. “In other countries they start even younger with high performance programs,” said Lenarduzzi. “We feel that if we are going to make a difference in the game we need to start getting kids into these environments sooner. Of course at those ages you have to make it fun and something they want to be going to, but if you can identify kids of like-mindedness

together earlier then I think you have a better chance of developing that player to a higher level. It’s about growing the base and starting that pyramid a little bit earlier.” Both Lenarduzzi and Spendlove stress that the academy is a regional program. The hope is to gather together the best players from Invermere to Grand Forks. Both men realize this will take a commitment on behalf of families. “You have to pick a centre for everybody to get to,” said Lenar-

duzzi. “We can’t get to all those locations, so we have to pick a place and put the programming there. There is not many ways around it when you have the geography we have in BC.” Each age level will take 16 players for both male and female. And though the academy is looking for the best, they want to see as many hopefuls at the camps later this month. “Rather than saying elite, we are looking for the really motivated players,” said Lenarduzzi. “We want

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Alfred Clarence Olson Born on August 20, 1930 in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. Died August 5, 2012 in Trail Regional Hospital He loved boating, fishing and going south for the winter. Also was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years. Survived by his wife Barbara (Al was the love of my life) one brother Melvin of Coquitiam, BC, and a son Wayne in Vancouver. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Iris Olson, brother Floyd and three sister: Mary, Laura & Norma. I would like to give a special thanks to my friends; Evelyn Wilson, Bernice Davis, Castlegar Paramedics and Sara at Castlegar Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ahlzimers Association.

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Withh ggreat reat re at ssadness adne ad ness nes ss we announce the passing of Alex Popoff. Alex passed away peacefully with the family by his side on August 9th, 2012, survived by Mary his soul mate and beloved wife of 69 years, and 5 children; Ann (Bill) Zoobkoff, Alexander Popoff, Connie (Dave) Bergen, Sidney Popoff, Gerry (Marina) Popoff, 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Alex was predeceased by his parents, George and Katherine, sisters Polly Chigmaroff and Dora Kanigan, brother Andy Popoff, grandson, Kelly Podov, and daughter in-law Linda Popoff. Alex cherished time with family. With a perfect blend of humor and charm, the gentle and caring man was loved by all. Alex enjoyed singing, camping, and fishing and was an avid sports fan. Alex was a member of the USCC and also a member of the Kelowna Doukhobor Cultural group. He and his wife Mary loved to perform with the choir and sing duets at the annual Youth Festival at Brilliant B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ISKRA Publication, Box 760 Grandfork BC, V0H 1H0 or the BC Cancer Foundation for Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 would be appreciated. Visitation for family and close friends will be on Monday August 20th 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Services will be held on August 21st, 10:00 a.m. Both will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar.


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Trades, Technical 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 yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $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 blaine@autotanks.ca; p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr ial.com. Apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com.

DYNAPRO Automotive Ltd in Rossland has a position available for a Licensed Automotive Service Technician or a 4th year apprentice. We maintain and service all makes and models and require the applicant to have a good knowledge of all vehicles. We are a small but progressive facility and provide a high standard of service for our customers. Your own full line of tools and transportation is needed. This is a full time position and pays straight time. The level of pay will be dependent on history and knowledge. Please submit your resume to jeremy@dynaproautomotive.com or fax to 1800-934-9794. PH: 250-3625516 Fort St John, B.C. Licensed Plumber/Gasfitter/Sheetmetalman wanted for new construction and installations. Must have valid drivers license. Send resume to pronorthheating@telus.net or (250)7855542 INSERTING MACHINE operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required; ejamison@greatwest.ca. SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or 604-369-3045. Or Email: pendragonfp@xplornet.com

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CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr ial.com. Online: www.torqueindustrial.com.

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Help Wanted

Janitor or Janitorial Services Janitorial Services are needed for the Kalawsky Auto Group. Employment offered is for five days per week and includes shop and office cleaning. High standards of cleanliness are desired so those with janitorial experience or a janitorial service are encouraged to apply. This will be a contract position. Only those who are insured will be considered. Send resumes to office@kalawsky.com or fax them to (250) 365-3949. No phone calls. Only those shortlisted will be interviewed.

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Household Services Handy Husband & Wife Carpentry/Outside Jobs $25./hr Housecleaning/Small Jobs $20./hr 250 399-6616

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Downtown Castlegar 250.365.7750 COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. Call Lin 1-780-8356630 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Financial Services Attract money like a magnet for a Free CD Call 250-304-4040 DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755 Hay for sale, $50/rounds, $3.50/smalls squares. Call Dennis, (250)529-7404

Livestock “Mammoth Sale”, friendly donkeys to ride, pack, drive, etc. Fort Steele, BC www.fourmiledonkeys.com (250)489-0173

Pets Havanese pups, non shed, hypo allergenic, excellent companions, CKC registered, ready now (250)424-5229

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

Merchandise for Sale

Free Items FREE Dark Room Equipment Besseller enlarger with colour head Call: 250-365-3609

Fruit & Vegetables

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Transportation

Garage Sales

Mobile Homes & Pads

Auto Financing

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Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible, red, gas 4-cyl, fuel injected 5-spd, asking $3500. Variometers, Ball 500H & flight designs, $250/each. Sterioscope by Sokkisha, Model MS27, $350. Call (250)423-0328 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Reliable older model gas stove $200 OBO, White five panel steel exterior door, pre-hung never used worth $300 asking $200. Screen door $50. Older men’s 10 speed bike, good shape $50. call 551-3015 or 505-0370

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082

Tools Heavy duty Mechanic retired selling tools & boxes, package offer for $5,000 willing to accept reasonable offer Phone 250-304-2149

Legal Services

CHERRIES: U-PICK LAPINS $1.25/lb 8-11AM daily. Grand Forks Farms, 6015 Spencer Road. Terry & Val Rilkoff, 250-442-3514.

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

CASTLEGAR, children & household items downsizing Fri to Fri, Aug 17 to 24, 10 - 5 626 - 8th Ave

3.29 Flat Acre in Krestova with water, 25 mins to Nelson or Castlegar 250-359-7861

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Business for Sale

Garage Sales

BAILIFF SALE 2010 Chev. Camaro SS 2dr cpe, 6.2 L3 motor V8 6 spd, fully loaded, sun roof s/n 2G1FT1EW5A9132322 29064 kms - Orange As is - where is. Viewing by Appt. Offers subject to approval Call Bob 250-365-6516

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

LIVE YOUR DREAM! EXCEPTIONAL FLOWER SHOP FOR SALE ADD WEDDING RENTALS FOR 2ND BUSINESS Contact Beverley @ ph: 1-604-444-4476

For Sale By Owner GREAT STARTER HOME &/OR INVESTMENT ON RIONDEL RD. above Kootenay

Lake. 4 k to Ashram 4 k to Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unfinished (but furnished) “Small is Beautiful” cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug. appraised at $170,000 but older, flexible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage to suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call : 1-780-566-0707

Grand Forks: older clean motor home, h/c running water on 5 acres, w/power. $450 month. 250-442-0122, 250-493-1807. ROBSON Mobile Home for rent, Refer & Criminal check required, Call 250-304-3430

Homes for Rent 1 bdrm large spacious suite Castlegar, super central Location near Tim Horton’s bus and shopping. F/S, W/D private entrance and storage great neighborhood $525/mth,utilities incl, Avail Sept 1st, 250-399-4351 CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm House 550 - 9th Ave, $1,200/mth + utilities, Ph 250-365-7867 CASTLEGAR South 2 Bdrm W/D, F/S, Furnished or unfurnished, $500/mth + utilities, Avail Aug 15th Call 250-365-5393 Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck, in Thrums, no dogs over 15 lbs. 250-359-7178 or 304-9273 ROBSON,2 Bdrm small house $560/mth N/S, N/P, F/S Avail Sept 1st, 250-365-1999

Cars - Domestic 2005 Lincoln LS, grey w/black leather interior, loaded, only 90,000km, rarely winter driven usually parked, ex. cond., beautiful car, $12,500. (250)421-8533

Cars - Sports & Imports

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, Seeking responsible individual to share large fully furnished Home perfect for student or working person, N/P, N/S please call 250-304-2380 Wanted roommate, lrg 2 bdrm Apt $350/mth shared utilities ASAP Smoker OK 250-608-2378

Suites, Lower 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 304-9840

Suites, Upper Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apartment Bright & Spacious, F/S Laundry on site, close to amenities, N/S, N/P, $725/mth + utilities, Call 359-7819

Townhouses 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 BCHousing.org

Transportation

1997 VW Golf GTI, 2L, 4 cyl, 5 spd, complete new brakes, 2 dr coupe, leather, 202,000 km. $3,400. 250-493-1807, 250442-0122.

2003 Honda Accord, 172,000 km, 4 new summers, 2 studded winters, A/C, exc cond. Asking $6,995. 250-442-5769. 2004 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet, like new, only 42,900km, garage kept! 6-spd, p/top, all maintenance done by MCL Porsche in Vancouver, only $52,500. Ric, (250)426-9599 DL#30866

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 TWO 2008 CRF230L. 900 miles and 2900 miles. Street legal. Like new, $4300 each. 250-428-0816

Trucks & Vans 2008 Ranger FX4, off road, leather int, tonneau cover, 2 sets wheels & tires, 21,000 km. $15,900 obo. 250-4476425. FOR SALE: 1992 Dodge Dakota. Good working order. $800 250-357-0056

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Apartment Furnished 1 BEDROOM furnished apartment. New bathroom, view of the river close to downtown. $750 includes utilities, internet and laundry. No pets please. 250-687-1386

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 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/2012 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 $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/2012 Silverado Cheyenne 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 iihs.org/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 onstar.ca 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. ◊$1,000 ‘GM Truck Owner Loyalty/Conquest Bonus’ incentive is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive). Example: $10,000 purchase price, after tax price is $11,200 ($10,000 plus $1,200 applicable taxes). After applying $1,000 bonus, after tax price is $10,200 ($880 reduced purchase price plus $120 applicable taxes), with the $1,000 credit being the $880 reduction from the purchase price and the $120 reduction in taxes which would have otherwise been payable on the full purchase price. $1,000 bonus is available only to customers who currently own a GM or Competitive Pickup Truck registered and insured (in Canada) in their name for the previous consecutive six months. The bonus may be applied towards the purchase/finance/lease of an eligible new 2012/2013 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, 2012 MY Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon delivered between August 4, 2012 and August 31, 2012. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). The $1000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. Offer applies to new or demonstrator models. Dealer order or trade may be required. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and may contact GM to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. See your local GM dealer for details. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice.

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Quite likely one of the best people-watching experiences you could ask for is available each summer at the Shambhala Music Festival near Salmo. It’s the sort of environment where free-spirits, like the guy pictured above, hardly stand out.

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sometimes overlook the wonderful adult cats who have so much to offer.” Chortyk says people who adopt cats from the SPCA are getting exceptional value, even without a special promotion. “Our average cost to care for a cat during its stay is $784, which includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, an identification tattoo, preventative treatment for internal and external parasites, any medical care or rehabilitation required, daily welfare monitoring, sheltering and feeding.” She notes that a homeless cat can stay in SPCA care for anywhere from a few days to more than a year before finding a loving family. “Our cats are a great value any time of the year, but during the Pick your Purr-fect Price pro-

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