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Exercising their rights

Summer reading program wraps up

Canada and United States military reserves makes rare public appearance this weekend in Trail



The exercise of the right to bear arms could cause minor disruptions of daily life in Trail this weekend as Kootenay Castor 2012 kicks into gear. The combined exercise of Canadian and American Army Reserve and National Guard combat engineers is underway in the Trail-toCastlegar corridor. Although activities have been coordinated within the jurisdictions and most training is taking place in relatively remote locations, some activities will be visible to the public and could cause minor local disruptions, said 44 Engineer Squadron Major Dan Thomas. Today from 4-5 p.m. military trucks will extract boats from the Columbia River at the Indian Eddy boat launch in Gyro Park. But due to high water, the boat launch area is unusually confined, Maj. Thomas said. “For safety reasons, due to the size and weight of the military equipment, the public is requested and welcomed to observe the extractions from a safe distance, following the guidance of on-site military personnel,� he said. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be intermittent boat extractions at the boat launch, with groups of soldiers undergoing a skills competition in full equipment, including unloaded weapons, and may be seen moving along or near Bay Street.


A cadre of caddis flies swarm this Esplanade light pole as the flies patrol the region and help maintain the ecological balance of the Columbia River.

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Deadlines set for smart meter conversation, input BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

A deadline has been set for people wishing to submit comments to the B.C. Utilities Commission on the application to bring smart meters to the West Kootenay, as well as for the need for a public input session in Trail. People can offer comments prior to

Friday, Sept. 7 on the need for public input sessions in Trail, according to a B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) notice of application released Aug. 16. If there is enough interest and response, the BCUC will schedule a procedural conference “to address the process by which to continue the review

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of the application after and if community input sessions are held.� FortisBC filed an application with the BCUC July 26 for the installation of around

115,000 meters in the West Kootenay and the Okanagan. The project has an estimated capital cost of approximately $47.7 million and is expected to com-

mence in late 2013 and be completed by 2015. People wishing to actively participate in the proceeding must register as interveners through the commission’s website at www. or in writing by Sept. 7. In their registration, interveners must identify the issues 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 proved an email address if available. FortisBC has requested the deadline for the approval of the application be July 20, 2013.


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Jekyll and Hyde commandeered the Beaver Valley Public Library this summer. The province-wide Strange But True summer reading program has been the “best summer ever,� according to librarian Rhonda Giles. With Giles’ flare for crafts and summer student Amanda Pourmokhtari’s background in science, the duo engaged kids to read about science throughout the entire summer. “It’s an amazing resource for kids because it’s so easy get out of practice if you stop reading for a couple of months during the summer,� Pourmokharti said. “When I heard the theme was going to be Strange But True I immediately thought about incorporating science into the program because it’s always strange but true.�

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Warm weather baits fire season BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

A recent surge in hot weather in Greater Trail could devastate the area. The Kootenay Boundary region is among one of the highest areas at risk for fires province-wide.

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The Gold Fever Follies present Naughty Knickers Night this Sunday, Aug.19 at the Miner’s Hall in Rossland. Here the cast poses during a break in practice for their one-time show. Tickets are $10 in advance. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.

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Anyone who’s ever worked in theatre knows about prank night. It’s that day that never happened. It’s the day the cast and crew decide to agree to discreetly mess with each other and see who can keep a straight face and keep the show going without anyone in the audience being the wiser. Officially this day does not exist. In nearly every theatre company this is highly discouraged and in the big city, it is downright prohibited. After all, what if the actor being pranked actually can’t improvise around the joke and make it all look like part of the show? Wouldn’t that be cheating the audience who paid good money to see the show? Or can these playful acts of sabotage be fun for actors and audience alike? After all who doesn’t wonder what would happen if the actor taking a long pull out of a bottle of whiskey suddenly found himself gulping down really awful whiskey? Can the unpredictable fun of playing jokes on each other be reconciled with giving people their money’s worth? To this the Rossland Gold Fever Follies says “Yes!� Welcome to Naughty Knickers


The show opens on Aug. 19 for one night only. Tickets are $10 in advance, and are available at the Rossland Miner’s Hall, or at Rossland Pro Hardware. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Night at Miner’s Hall. The idea to start advertising the pranks instead of hiding them began in 2009 with Follies cast members Paige Culley and Riley Sims. The concept would be to take the idea of altering the show to the next level and prank the audience as well as the actors. That year, the Follies launched the Very Saucy Sunday Show. For one night only out of the entire Follies season audiences saw the show the way they’d never saw it before, and not in any way shape or form suitable for the whole family. Four Follies seasons later, and now under the name Naughty Knickers, cast members are still keeping the tradition alive and well this Sunday. This show is not for children. Seriously. From burlesque numbers to tap-dancing, depraved dark comedy, songs about racism and cross dressing, to the occasional strip-tease to live music with lots and lots of booze, there is virtually noth-

ing off limits at Naughty Knickers. The show promises not to disappoint anyone. Well, that is, anyone who remembers to leave the kids at home. But most importantly, there’s the big event. It’s what we really want to see: the spoof of the Follies show. For the second year, the Follies cast will draw each other’s names out of a hat, and play the character of the person they draw. The obvious possibility is that men could play women, and vice versa, but you could also potentially see the good guy play the bad guy or the other way around. The love interests may find they have to play siblings. Actors playing rivals may find they are love interests. The possibilities are literally endless. Plus, every person on that stage will all be trying to make one another crack. The very concept of such a show would be a gamble, but so far, it has proven to be a good one. Whether it’s the cash bar that attracts people, or the idea of seeing the Follies show we know and love be torn to shreds in the most raunchy, raucous way possible, it is a certainty that Naughty Knickers is not one to be missed.

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LOCAL Fire risk increases Validity of trail connector questioned in council as temperature rises BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News

FROM PAGE 1 According to fire information officer Karlie Shaughnessy of the Southeast Fire Centre, Greater Trail is on the verge of extreme fire risks and fire wardens are not wasting any time. “We have crews on standby,” Shaughnessy said, in light of the hot weather patterns this weekend. Ron Lakeman, weather forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, said that Saturday and Sunday are expected to reach temperatures in the high 30-degree Celsius marks. He said that thunderstorms are predicted for Sunday night, which will increase the risk of fires. Two spot-sized fires caused by lightning have already been extinguished northeast of the city. The first fire was three kilometres away from Champion Lake, and the second one northeast of Trail was roughly 0.2 hectares wide. In the past week the Southeast Fire Centre has responded to 47 wildfires, 43 of which were caused by lightning. The fire danger rating is currently high in the Southeast Fire Centre with risks of verging on extreme. Regions of the west coast, northern B.C. and Vancouver Island are also considered to be at high risk. Since April 1, the Southeast Fire Centre has responded to 95 fires, and 34 per cent of these were human-caused. Fires close to Greater Trail include a 1.5-hectare fire located 38 kilometres northwest of the city. The fire is 80 per cent contained and there are 20 personnel and one helicopter working on site. The Skimmerhorn Mountain fire, east of Lister, is 56 hectares-wide and is 75 per cent contained. The Five Mile Creek fire, nine kilometres northeast of Nelson, is 1.6 ha. and is 75 per cent contained. Thirteen personnel and two helicopters have been working on-site. In addition, a fire prohibition that began in mid-July is still in effect across the Southern Interior until Sept. 19, but could be lifted earlier if weather permits. The ban prohibits burning any waste, slash or other materials, burning stubble or grass and the use of fireworks or burning barrels of any size in areas surrounding municipal boundaries. Open burning and fireworks are not allowed in the City of Trail.

Reserves sharpen skills FROM PAGE 1 Exercise Kootenay Castor 2012 is intended to sharpen the skills and improve the operational readiness of combat engineers in their technically and physically challenging tasks, said Maj. Thomas. Around 150 reserve soldiers, primarily from the Canadian Army’s 39th Combat Engineer Regiment and the 204th Engineer Battalion of the Washington Army National Guard, are in Exercise Kootenay Castor until Aug. 24. Reserve soldiers serve their communities through participation in domestic operations at home, such as support to the province during the 2003 forest fire season and to the RCMP for the security of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The proposed Earl Street Spur trail in the outer reaches of Rossland spurred a Davis Street couple to plead their case to have the trail scratched from the City’s Active Transportation Plan vision. Louise and David Sidley asked city council to waive construction of a proposed track that would connect the Davis Street trail through the First Street rightof-way to Earl Street. A plan to build the trail was first presented to the Sidleys by City staff on June 26, but the pair listed five concerns they hoped would be enough to sway city council to stop its creation. Louise said the spur would begin at the intersection of Davis and First streets, the only point of access to their property. “We have serious concerns about compromising our access and parking,”

she said. “We’ve spent money, time and labour to improve how we get into our house.” She noted the right-of-way was steep, narrow and graveled, and vehicles had to reverse down the grade, creating potential conflicts with passing trail users. As well, the “limited” seasonal use of the trail, its lack of acceptance by the neighbouring homeowners, and no public documentation in the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) on the Earl Street Spur also called into question the necessity of its creation, David pointed out to council when the Sidleys appeared before them as a delegation Monday night. “(Our neighbours) can’t believe there is money for an ego-trail to nowhere, but no money to pave the street,” David said. They asked for council’s support in stopping the spur. Later in the meeting

councillor Cary Fisher asked the Sidleys if they supported the trail network. “We are not against trails. But we are against giving up our access, our parking, our privacy, compromising our safety for a trail that is not going to be used by anyone pushing a stroller or anyone over 40,” David said. “It doesn’t fit into the ATP.” Councillor Jill Spearn said the trail did not make sense to her: it was steep; it was forested; and it was in bear habitat. “We have to be really careful as a council that we stay aligned to the ATP as close as we can,” she said. “I don’t really know how this all evolved, ... it’s just unnecessary.” She told the Sidleys council heard their message “very clearly.” The submission will receive additional review and recommendation from City staff before any council action will be enacted.

Six weeks of non-stop fun: reading program GRAPEVINE

FROM PAGE 1 But the idea initially annoyed some of the kids. “Most of them said ‘Ewwww’ when we told them that we were going to be reading about science this year,” Giles said. “But after they got to do a couple of experiments and crafts, they loved it. “It was like six weeks of non-stop fun.” To blow up the event, Pourmokharti invited a special guest to accompany different reading topics each week. Participants from the Beaver Valley Public Library read new books every week, held discussions about the topics and did corresponding experiments or crafts at the end of each lesson. “One week they made slime,” said Pourmokharti, listing off a series of other successful activities her students completed this summer. But as the end of summer approaches, the program came to an end, too. On Thursday morning the duo wrapped up the summer reading program with a water-balloon fight, picnic, tie-dying, games and a picnic in Montrose Park. Pourmokharti and

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A water ballon toss and tie-dying were the order of the day for the last day. Giles plan to spend the next week gearing up for reading programs during the school year. The next program will focus on marine life. For more information about summer reading programs in Fruitvale, visit the Beaver Valley Public Library at 1847 1st Street in Fruitvale. In Trail, you can check online at http://trailsummerreading.

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Fraser River panel says total sockeye returns on the river are estimated at 2.1-million fish. Barry Rosenberger says the peak of the run has now passed and several thousand more fish would have to be counted before any opening could be considered. He says sockeye numbers will be monitored for several more weeks but it appears increasingly unlikely that commercial or recreational openings will be permitted. Following the collapse of sockeye returns in 2009, more than 25-million fish returned in an unexpected bounty in 2010. Numbers remained above expectations in 2011, but the estimated four-million spawners that returned to the Fraser could not touch the record set one year earlier.

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CEO of ICBC quits after gov’t review says corp. overstaffed THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - On the same day a government review of ICBC said there are too many staff being paid too much, the Crown corporation’s CEO has announced he’s quitting. Jon Schubert is leaving the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia by Nov. 15, but he will stay on as a paid consultant at full salary until next June. Schubert’s departure comes on the heels of the government’s review that says management compensation and overhead is too high. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says ICBC has been ordered to bring the pay scale for managers more in line with the rest of the public sector. The report says the corporation is overstaffed, and in the next two years, ICBC will cut up to 195 positions, most of them from management. It also found that the Crown corporation has done a good job of managing its investments overall and keeping premium increases lower over the last 10 years.

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NATIONAL Harper, Merkel aren’t playing tit-for-tat on free trade deal THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Canada’s prime minister and Germany’s chancellor say they’re not playing tit-for-tat when it comes to finding solutions to right a wobbly global economy. Both Stephen Harper and Angela Merkel say a free trade deal with the European Union isn’t dependent on Canada cutting a cheque to support a bailout for the International Monetary Fund. Canada’s refusal to contribute to the fund has drawn the ire of some European leaders, but Merkel insisted - with the prime minister at her side - that it would be wrong to link the trade deal with the issues in the eurozone. “The question is, how can we create more growth for the euro area?� she told a news conference Thursday following a meeting with Harper on Parliament Hill. “Our experience is whenever we had trade agreements with other countries, that has given a boost to growth, so we


German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa. would actually be doing ourselves a very great disservice if we were thinking along those lines.� Canada estimates a pact with the 27-country trading bloc could boost the economy by $12 billion annually. Harper called the would-be trade deal an “ambitious agreement� that would “also provide a signal to the global econ-

omy that major developed countries are able to move forward on the trade agenda.� For their part, the Europeans would consider the deal the broadest they’ve ever signed, said Merkel. “There are number of outstanding issues out there, but once I go back to Germany I will see to it that these negotiations come to a speedy conclusion,� she said. “At a time when there is lack of growth in the world, we - Canada and Germany - are convinced that free trade is one of the best engines of growth that we can have.� Merkel, who will wrap up her first official visit to Canada later Thursday with a stop in Halifax, said the two countries enjoy both a strong political and personal relationship. Harper also clearly feels the same. He repeatedly praised Merkel for her political and economic leadership. “Canada and Germany are certain friends in a very uncertain world.�

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n Sunday, my mind wandered back to the early days of this col-

umn. It would have been 1989 and if memory serves it was the second “This is the Life” effort. If memory doesn’t serve, forgive me — 1,100 or so columns is probably a bit too much to remember accurately. Anyway, I digress. Not so long before that particular column I had watched a video featuring the great monologue performer Spalding Grey. He had described what he called a perfect moment and the idea burned itself into my thoughts. The stimulus for the perfect moment that became a column topic was a visit on a sunny summer day to chat with a gentlemen who sold antiques from his home near Armstrong Bay on Kootenay Lake. Reg and his wife were gracious hosts and I enjoyed the tour through


ECKERSLEY This is the Life the shop they called Mousehole Antiques, a room or two in their lovely home. Afterward, we sat and sipped tea, looking out over the lake and having an interesting and wideranging conversation. When I left their home to make the drive home, I was struck with how fortunate I was to have a job that allowed me the freedom to visit with such interesting people, and about how grateful I was that, 10 years earlier, we had chosen to make the

Creston Valley our home. In the decade since relocating from Calgary, we had been blessed with two sons, built a house, made countless friends and had jobs we enjoyed. My five-year plan to learn the newspaper business at the Advance had long been scrapped and it would be another four years before I moved away from the business to spend a dozen years at other endeavours. My love affair with having this space to fill each week never died, though. I kept on writing “This is the Life” at the invitation of publisher Helena White. In the early days of personal computers, I bought a laptop word processorprinter that had a tiny amount of memory, just enough to display one line of a document before it was printed. For several years I handdelivered each column to the Advance office. When I was out of town I faxed

them to a string of different editors. Those columns were written in cities across Canada and the U.S., and even from Italy. At its best, the experience of writing a weekly column is joyful, a brief period that allows me to look back over the past week and write about the one subject that has captured my imagination. At its worst, it induces moments of jitters — those fortunately short periods of time spent staring at a computer screen, grasping at straws for inspiration. In either situation there is a common denominator — I rarely know exactly what direction a column will take until it’s underway. And I never know how it will end until I get there. This particular effort is a prime example. I knew what I wanted to write about — a series of perfect moments that strung together to form a perfect day — but I also wanted to give the subject some

context. Obviously, I don’t write about all of the perfect moments I experience. They are far too plentiful for that. But they do add to the life we enjoy here in the valley and serve as reminders that this is indeed, a special place. So now I’ve come this far and have yet to talk about the perfect moments that added up to a perfect day last weekend. I’ll continue this next week. Meanwhile, a correction: Thanks to a reader for drawing to my attention to a column two weeks ago in which I referred to a $500 billion improvement plan for the Enbridge pipeline proposal. The number should have, of course, been $500 million. Thanks to the reader for pointing out the error and for the conversation that followed. Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the Creston Valley Advance.

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and afternoon shade with average moisture; grows 16 inches tall and wide; hardy to Zone 3. Here’s a list of the Perennial Plant Association top choices from the past 20 years: 2011 – Amsonia hubrichtii (Thread-leaf Blue Star); 2010 – Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo); 2009 – Hakonecloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Japanese Mountain Grass); 2008 – Geranium ‘Rozanne’; 2007 – Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ (Catmint); 2006 – Dianthus gratianopolitnus ‘Feuerhexe’ (‘Firewitch Sweet William)2005 – Helleborus orientalis (Lenten Rose); 2004 – Athyrium nipporicum ‘pitctum’ (Japanese painted fern); 2003 – Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ (Shasta Daisy); 2002 – Phlox ‘David’; 2001 – Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Grass; 2000 – Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ (Pincushion); 1999 – Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-eyed Susan); 1998 Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (Purple Coneflower); 1997 - Salvia ‘May Night’; 1996 Penstemon ‘Husker Red’; 1995 - Pervovskia ‘Russian Sage’; 1994 – Astilbe ‘Sprite’; 1993 – Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’; 1992 Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’; 1991 – Heuchera ‘Palace Purple. All are hardy to Zone 4 so every Kootenay gardener can appreciate the pleasures these winners offer. Enjoy.


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PEOPLE OBITUARIES PRETTY (NEE CONROY), IRENE — 1932 2012. The family of Irene wish to announce her passing on August 13. She will be deeply missed by her daughters Louise (Jim), Laurie-Ann (Dave), sons Terry, Robby (Karen), Donald, Timmy (Debby), Kevin (Celina) and Kris, and her companion George Ballendine. She had 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A very special thank-you is sent to Vassel Johnson. Vassel gave her time and skills without hesitation and was essential in providing quality care for mom in her times of greatest need. Thank you, Vassel. There truly are angels among us. There will be no service by request. A family gathering will be held at a later date.

Michael J. Fox returning to series TV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES - Michael J. Fox is planning a return to series TV, more than a decade after he left to concentrate on fighting Parkinson’s disease. The actor, who first gained fame in the 1980s sitcom “Family Ties” and later headlined “Spin City,” will star in a comedy that’s in development at Sony Pictures Television for 2013, according to people with knowledge of the project. The people, who lacked authority to publicly discuss the matter, spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity. The project has drawn strong interest from the major networks, they said. The actor’s publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Sony declined comment. The actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, left “Spin City” in 2000 and said he intended to focus on helping find a cure for the disease.

Elvis’ ex-wife, daughter greet fans on 35th anniversary of his death BY ADRIAN SAINZ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and got a surprise welcome from the King’s former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering. The two women appeared on an elevated stage in front of the crowd Wednesday night, the eve of the Aug. 16 date when the rock and roll icon died at home in 1977 from a heart attack after battling prescription drug abuse. Fans held up lit candles, illuminating their faces in orange light as they stood in the street outside the gates of Graceland, Elvis’ longtime home and his burial place. “You should see this from our point of view. It’s amazing,” Priscilla Presley said, standing alongside Lisa Marie. “The candles are lit. It’s truly a sight to behold.” The two women stunned the crowd with their unexpected appearance. It was the first time both of them had appeared together at the annual gathering. Later, fans who participated in the vigil moved up the tree-lined driveway to the right of the mansion, where the gravesite is located near a swimming pool. Heartshaped wreaths made of red and white flowers lined the entrance to the site. Mourners walked slowly through the tomb area, their candlelight casting shadowy figures against a stone wall. Some teary-eyed fans laid flowers on the gravesite, where Presley’s father Vernon, mother Gladys, and grandmother Minnie Mae Hood Presley also are buried. “This is something that Elvis would never, ever have believed could have


Candles reflected in a photo of Elvis Presley at a memorial at Graceland. taken place here,” she said. Elvis admirers from around the United States and the globe have flocked each anniversary to Graceland to celebrate his life and career. His abrupt death at 42 shocked legions of fans still mesmerized today by his singing, sex appeal and onstage charisma. The vigil, which was set to run through Thursday morning, marked the high point of Elvis Week, an annual celebration of Presley’s life and career. Organizers said about 75,000 people were expected by authorities to take part in the vigil. Lisa Marie Presley told the fans she loved them for their devotion to her father. She also acknowledged she had shied away from making public appearances at past anniversary vigils.

“I’ve always avoided this because I feltthat itwould be too emotional, but I really felt it was important to come down here tonight,” the singer’s daughter told the crowd. “I love you very, very, very much.” Outside, some fans used chalk to draw pictures of Elvis’s face on the street, where groups of fans set up folding chairs to wait for the line to die down. Sergio Galleguillo, of Santa Cruz, Argentina, said he became emotional when he walked past the graves. “I felt the spirit of Elvis there, as if he was alive,” said Galleguillo, who was making his first visit to the United States. “It really was a beautiful experience.” Earlier Wednesday, a group from a Brazilian fan club waved that nation’s flag, danced and sang Presley’s early-70s hit “Burning Love” in the street in front of the entrance. Steps away, an Elvis impersonator, complete with a white-sequined jumpsuit and red sash, sat alone in the street in front of the entrance, lip synching “In the Ghetto.” Many fans set up chairs along Graceland’s outer wall starting early Wednesday morning, eager to get a good spot in line for the vigil. Allen Black, 47, braved the scorching afternoon sun as he sat alongside the outer wall of Graceland. Black - who is from Aurora, Colo., scene of the July 20 movie theatre shooting massacre said Elvis was a great performer but also someone who treated others well. “For some people, it’s the music, but for a lot of people, it’s the man, the charisma, the humanitarian,” Black said. “At first, they probably got drawn in by the music, and then the more they learn about the man, and the way he treated people, it draws them in even more.”

As ‘Twilight’ fades, Pattinson stretches himself in ‘Cosmopolis’ BY JAKE COYLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - Robert Pattinson was nearing the end of shooting the last “Twilight” film, concluding a chapter of his life that had picked him out of near obscurity and was preparing to spit him out ... where exactly? “Twilight” had made him extravagantly famous, but his next steps were entirely uncertain. “Out of the blue,” he says, came the script for “Cosmopolis” from David Cronenberg, the revered Canadian director of psychological thrillers (“Videodrome,” ”Eastern Promises“) that often pursue the spirit through the body. Pattinson, having never met or spoken to Cronenberg, did a little research: He looked him up on Rotten Tomatoes ”and it was like 98 per cent approval,“ he says. “It was like: OK, that’s my next job,” says

Pattinson. Pattinson now has the unenviable task of releasing his most ambitious movie, his most adult role, into a media storm that instinct would suggest should be run from like a pack of werewolves. Promoting “Cosmopolis” puts Pattinson in front of cameras and microphones for the first time since his “Twilight” co-star and girlfriend Kristen Stewart last month publically apologized for having a tryst with director Rupert Sanders. The awkward circumstance, he says, is “dissociated” from the film, and he’s thus far declined to use the attention to make any kind of public response to the scandal. Rather, he’s sought to deflect it to “Cosmopolis,” a film that, in an earlier interview before it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, he said “changed the way I see myself.” If Pattinson is understandably guard-

ed about his private life, he’s refreshingly openhearted and humble about his anxieties as a young actor. At 26, Pattinson may be one of the most famous faces on the planet, but he’s still getting his bearings as an actor - a profession, he says, he never pined for, fell into by chance and has always found uncomfortable. His unlikely trajectory began with “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Little Ashes,” in which he played Salvador Dali. “Then I got ‘Twilight’ and it suddenly became a massively different world to navigate,” Pattinson said in a recent interview in New York. “Most people who get their big hit have figured out what their skills are, and I hadn’t, really.” “Cosmopolis” is a radically different kind of film that will surely confuse not only the hordes of diehard “Twilight” fans who will line up on Friday to see it, but art house moviegoers, too.

Pattinson himself has watched it four times to try to get his head around it. The first movie adaptation of a Don DeLillo novel, “Cosmopolis” is about a sleek financier, Eric Parker (Pattinson), slowly making his way in the airless sanctuary of his white stretch limo across a trafficjammed Manhattan with the simple goal of a haircut. But the journey, which includes visits with his new wife (Sarah Gadon), a prostitute (Juliette Binoche) and Occupy-like protesters (Mathieu Amalric), is a kind of wilful unraveling for Parker, who dispassionately watches his fortune slide away on a bad bet on the Chinese yuan. Pattinson is in every scene of the film, which relies on his callow, hyper-literate performance to carry the movie through its limited setting and DeLillo’s heightened dialogue - much of which Cronenberg transcribed verbatim from the novel.

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We are wired to quest


hat do you crave? Maybe it’s a certain food (chocolate comes to mind), or a particular beverage (a cold beer on a hot August day). Maybe it’s a luxury car, a bigger house, a higher paying job, or more money in the bank. Maybe it’s fame and adulation. We all crave something sometime, and if our craving is strong enough, we will set out on a quest to satisfy it. If I want that chocolate bad enough, I will find a way to get it, even if it means dipping into the chocolate chips for baking. Over the last few weeks, the 2012 London Olympic games have captured our attention. The Olympics are the marquis event of athletic competition, and represent for me a high profile type of questing. LOUISE At the Olympics, elite athletes continue their personal Everyday Theology quest for excellence that began in childhood. For most, to win what is often an elusive Olympic medal is the highest measure of excellence. The Olympic journey requires uncommon staying power, focus, and grit, as well as support from others. The Olympics are an example of a quest that centers on athletic achievement. Stories provide an example of another type of quest. The quests that we read about in stories share similar elements. There is a difficult task to complete in order to achieve some type of reward. The completion of the task involves a treacherous journey. There is at least one character that provides sage advice. The hero eventually triumphs by overcoming personal deficiencies and fears. One of my favorite stories about a quest is “East of the Sun and West of the Moon� by Mercer Mayer. Mayer weaves together elements of a traditional Scandinavian folk tale with elements from “The Frog Prince� to create an engaging story of a young girl’s quest for atonement. The narrative element that I most appreciate in this fine story is the repetition of the heroine’s question seeking directions to a hidden kingdom east of the sun and west of the moon. While finding the answer is difficult, she never stops seeking. It seems to me that we are wired to quest. Our cravings must have a profound purpose. Our cravings are symptomatic of a longing in our hearts. That feeling of being at loose ends is a spiritual prompting towards transcendence, of getting over and beyond our selves, and of becoming more closely conformed to the image of God within our soul. Perhaps the question is not “what do we crave?� but “why do we crave?� What is our quest, and where will it lead us? Like a journey story or the road to the Olympics, the spiritual journey requires commitment, discipline, and persistence. Like a heroine needing direction, and an athlete needing a coach, the spiritual seeker benefits from the guidance of others. The spiritual quest is a lifelong quest of searching for something elusive, that will be revealed east of the sun and west of the moon. Trail resident Louise McEwan is a catechist and former teacher, with degrees in English and Theology. She writes every other week. She blogs at Reach her at



Digging Into Life Sometimes, when I stand in front of others and relate my journey, I begin with my family and the communities I’ve lived in, and I recount a partial history of the jobs I’ve held. Sometimes I relive relationships I’ve had. Once in a long while I’ll tell the story of the time I was buried alive up in Pass Creek in ‘98. Despite our years as neighbours, I only had a passing relationship with the men who dug me out. We didn’t know one another all that well, had only gotten together for the purpose of putting in the water-line. But when the banks caved in, they didn’t hesitate for an instant. There is nothing quite like being smacked in the head with a shovel. The thing about my journey is – once in a while – I seem to benefit from the timely application of a shovel. That day in Pass Creek was far from the first time I‘d been saved from the consequences of ill-considered actions by friends, neighbours, co-workers or just random people on the highway. People with better driving skills, people with tow ropes, people with shovels. People with insight. Where would I be without people with insight? People who take the time to sit with one another, to sit in community, to participate in consideration and conversation about who we are and where we might be headed. People who are kind, people who are passionate, people who are joyful, people who are open, people who are patient, and wise, and caring, people who are on the journey. As I am, as you are.

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge Joint Service August 5th to September 2nd (inclusive) services are at St Andrew’s United Church 2110 1st Ave, in Rossland at 9am. Beaver Valley United Church 1917 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale Worship 11am Salmo United Church 304 Main St, Salmo Worship 9am

Maybe it’s a function of age, perhaps it’s some prescient sense of my own mortality, maybe I’m just wary of shovels, but lately I’ve been taking more notice of the intersections in life. A conversation at the bottom of the water-slide at Silverwood; a moment around the campfire at Syringa; a second or two in the lounge at Church; a telephone call from a friend; a casual encounter in the aisle at Zellers; an image on facebook; an emailed insight. In each contact a nudge of relationship. Life, as I discovered at the bottom of a ditch along McDaniel Road in Pass Creek, is relationship. It is impossible to survive without others, and it is impossible to realize ourselves fully, without others. When I am most open to the presence of others, I am, somehow, most open to the possibility that has resided in me since the moment of creation, since the moment the Creator put the breath of Spirit into the clay that is also part of me. Some deny the presence of the Spirit, some deny the grace of a loving creator, but it is not possible to deny the presence and grace of other living beings in our lives. They can be ignored, cast aside, and mis-understood, but they will not be denied. Some of them carry shovels. And sometimes, we might be glad they do. Submitted by Keith Simmonds diaconal minister Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge



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B.C. World Series bound


The Trail Aquatic Centre is undergoing a deep cleaning this month, as life guards Sarah Gurney pressure washes the pool, while Brittany Mock and Bethany Yorston tackle the blinds in the fitness centre. The Aquatic Centre pool will be closed until Sept. 10, but the weight room opens for business Aug. 20.

CANADIAN PRESS The Trail Little League All Stars have played in the Little League World Series five times, it’s most recent in 1990; but other than Andy Bilesky, few managers have made the trip more than once - this year, however, Hastings manager Vito Bordignon is another exception. Bordignon, manager of Canadian champion Hastings All-Stars of Vancouver, is cherishing his second chance at a world title in Williamsport, Pa., this year after getting there initially in 2009. “It seems like the first time,” Bordignon said Wednesday via telephone from Williamsport before his team took part in a parade. “It’s a new experience for all these kids. I’m lucky to have a second time to come here. It’s a great experience. We’ve been treated like royalty, and the kids are having a great time. It’s the mecca of all of baseball right now.” Bordignon, a 46-year-old controller with a construction-equipment distributor, is among countless volunteers who attempt to grow the game in Canada and other parts of the world. He grew up and played Little League in the Hastings community, a working-class neighbourhood located in Vancouver’s East End near the Pacific National Exhibition grounds. Although he lives in Port Coquitlam, B.C., and works in nearby Coquitlam, he continues to make a long commute for games and practices to Hastings, where he has guided clubs for 28 years. He has three provincial titles and two national crowns to his credit. Unlike many other Little League coaches, Bordignon has no children of his own who have played the game. He has kept coaching just for the love of the game and the chance to see his players develop memories. “It’s high spectacle, but it’s really about the kids, and the way they interact with each other is just phenomenal,” he said. “You’ll never forget it. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to see these kids gain this kind of experience - once in a lifetime because you can’t see this anywhere else.” Vancouver-Hastings is one of 16 teams from around the globe that have advanced to the tournament that draws thousands to Williamsport, a small city of about 30,000. Bordignon has returned to the Little League shrine by guiding a whole new crew of 11 and 12-year-olds to an 18-1 record in district, provincial and national championship play. Vancouver-Hastings qualified by beating Prairie representative Lethbridge Southwest 11-1 in the Canadian final in Edmonton last weekend, after winning the B.C. Championship in Trail last month. During Bordignon’s first visit to Williamsport, his club did not make it out of the group stage of the International pool. The task will not be any easier this time as Vancouver-Hastings opens play Friday against Mexico, a three-time champion. “We don’t know a lot about them,” said Bordignon. “But we do know that, traditionally, Mexico is a strong team. They’ll have some big players and some strong players who can throw the ball pretty hard. It’s always competitive in the International pool.” The group includes perennial powerhouse Taiwan, Curacao, Germany, Japan, Panama and Uganda. The other pool contains American teams. Canada has never won a Little League World Series title, and the only Canadian team to reach the final was Ontario’s Stoney Creek back in 1965. Last year, Langley, B.C., was eliminated by Japan in the playoff round.

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Top Stingrays off to provincials BY JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

A strong contingent of Trail Stingrays will make the trip to Nanaimo for the B.C. Summer Swimming Association’s provincial championships this weekend. The Stingrays will take 17 swimmers to compete at the provincials including: Josie Dunham, Dylan Kormendy, Ian Markus, Reid Dunham, Josh Ballarin, Aby Elwood, Eden Kormendy, Sharman Thomas, Tess Markus, Martin Gonzalez, Jennifer Chung, Maddie Green, Samantha Theobald, Martin Gonzalez, Timothy Chung, Eric Gonzalez and Jesse Bartsoff.

After winning the Regional Meet in Colville earlier this month, the team is hopeful that it will do well at the B.C. meet, but at the provincial level the competition becomes much more severe and a top 16 is considered a great finish. “The provincials are really competitive,” said coach Samme Beatson. “Some people even joke that it is the World Championships of summer swimming because it is the highest competition for these kids.” Beatson was one of Trail’s best performers at last year’s provincial meet, taking home two silver, a bronze and a fourth-

place finish in Div. 7 girls. Fruitvale’s Dylan Kormendy is coming off a recordbreaking performance in the Div.1 boys 50-metre breastroke in Colville and hopes to repeat the gold he won in the same race at last year’s provincial meet. While the team has many medal hopefuls, Beatson says that at the provincial level, pursuing personal bests is the most important element. “I really hope that my swimmers will achieve best times because that is what we have been working towards this summer. Any medals that my team may receive will be an amazing feat.”


Seattle Mariners sign Seifrit BY TIMES STAFF A Spruce Grove, Alta. native with strong ties to Beaver Valley was drafted and signed by the Seattle Mariners in June. Logan Seifrit, 17, was selected by the Mariners in the 33rd round, 1,001st overall of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. His parents Mitch and Kathy (nee Boutin) are from Fruitvale, with many relatives still residing in the area including Logan’s proud grandmother Jan. A right-hander with a strong arm and

a calm demeanour, Seifrit attended the St. Francis Xavier Baseball Academy in west Edmonton before moving south to Vauxhall for his Grade 11 year. He is part of the Canadian Junior program that is currently in Italy for an exhibition series and tournament before heading to Seoul, South Korea for the World Junior Baseball Championships Aug. 30-Sept. 9. It has been a whirl-wind year for Seifrit and the national team. Training in Florida in March, then playing a ser-

ies of games with Major League teams during spring training, before eventually traveling to the Dominican Republic for games in the summer baseball league, Seifrit was assigned to the Peoria (Arizona) Mariners, of the Arizona League who play in the Rookie League. Seifrit’s older brother Burke was drafted in the 50th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 but opted for the postsecondary route and is currently playing ball at Menlo College in California’s Silicon Valley.

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Uneasy negotiations to be continued New deal far from done, less than a month until lock out. THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The first tense moments of the NHL’s collective bargaining negotiations have arrived. With NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players’ Association head Donald Fehr not scheduled to sit across from one another until the middle of next week and the sides unable to even agree on the core issues that need to be addressed, a sense of uneasiness has suddenly enveloped the talks. After Wednesday’s session, in which the NHL dismissed the union’s initial proposal, Fehr set off for pre-scheduled player meetings in Chicago. The union boss will also oversee a session with players in Kelowna, B.C., before returning to Toronto and resuming CBA discussions on Aug. 22.

At that point, the league and the NHL Players’ Association will have just 24 days left to reach a new agreement and avoid a lockout. But where do they start? There is very little common ground between the proposals each side has put forth and neither seems particularly willing to move off its current position. “What the issues are and how they get solved and how deep the issues go are something that we’re not yet on the same page,” Bettman said Wednesday. In simple terms, the owners want to pay players less - much less. Despite the fact the NHL’s revenues grew from $2.2 billion before the 2004-05 lockout to $3.3 billion last season, a number of teams are still struggling. The financial success of the wealthiest franchises over the last seven years ended up hurting the poorer ones. That’s because the salary cap was tied

to overall hockeyrelated revenues NHL Salary Cap and rose dramat- Here’s a look at how the salary ically from $39 cap and salary floor would be by the current CBA million in 2005- impacted along with proposals from 06 to $64.3 mil- the NHL and NHL Players’ lion last season, Association for the 2012-13 season: bringing the salCurrent system ary floor (the Salary cap: $70.2 million minimum teams Salary floor: $54.2 million NHL’s proposal must spend) up Salary cap: $50.8 million along with it. If Salary floor: $38.8 million next season was NHLPA’s proposal (assuming played under the a fixed $16-million gap is kept in place) current system, Salary cap: $69 million the cap would Salary floor: $53 million have been set at $70.2 million and the floor would have been $54.2 million. However, a new deal needs to be put in place before the NHL resumes operations.

The early bird gets the good seats


ockey fans wanting to guarantee themselves spectator status for the coming season should be heading down to wherever they get their Junior A and B season tickets while some are still on, “Early Bird,” sale. It seems more and more likely that the NHL’s 2012-13 season will take place only in 2013, if it takes place at all. For the Smoke Eaters, that deal lasts through Sunday. The Nitehawks have no mention of a pre-camp discount on their website. The NHL seems to have bought into the right wing rhetoric current in the U.S. - that the wealthy (owners) deserve to have more money, regardless of how well they operate their personal businesses (teams) or their combined business (the league as a whole). It’s not, of course the poor, as in, “The poor have too much money and the rich don’t have enough,” that the current Republican leadership espouses. The players are wealthy, too, if much less so on average than the owners. But the attitude is much the same in the current contract negotiations, with the NHL demanding, as they did seven years ago, that the players take large income cuts so the owners can increase theirs. You remember that

the last lockout, in 2004-05, concluded with a pro-ownership deal that Gary Bettman insisted would, “fix hockey for a generation.” Well, for the owners, who have seen NHL revenues rise 50 per cent since that deal, generations aren’t what they used to be. Not every team is thriving financially and in their minds it is all the fault of high player salaries, even under a hard salary cap and even though owners have been elbowing each other out of the way in the fight to proffer those salaries. There are other crunching details in the NHL’s proposal, like doubling the career time required before a player


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can be a free agent and eliminating long term (five years, max) contracts that have been all the rage in the past few seasons fueled by grandstanding owners outfoxing the system to offer them (Roberto Luongo, anyone?). The players have responded with an offer to take a lot of the proposed hit, but not a 30 per cent cut in the salary cap that

would drop it below the mandated salary floor per team proceeding from the current deal. We know the players won’t strike, on Sept. 15 or any other day, but the owners are predictably bloody-minded. The NHL’s NBC broadcast contract doesn’t kick in until Jan. 1, so it seems unlikely the league will play regular season games before that date, kicking off, perhaps, with the outdoor games in Michigan. A lockout is not a lock, as yet, but it seems likely in the cards. So, for the price of a trip for two to Vancouver or Calgary to take in ONE of the NHL’s often boring games, you should get

down to, or phone, your junior favourite’s office and book yourself a full season of hockey entertainment for your whole family. It just makes sense if, of course, you are actually a hockey fan. • Don’t forget, either, that the silent auction accompanying next Sunday’s Kidney Walk at Gyro will have some very cool sports memorabilia up for bids. Lots of things to do, including breakfast and the opportunity to sign up as an organ donor, so try to make an appearance at Trail’s prettiest place.

Drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses a day) to avoid dehydration and heat-related illnesses.

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Europe names vice captains THE ASSOCIATED PRESS European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal announced three of his four vice captains on Thursday, picking Irishmen Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley and Thomas

Bjorn of Denmark for the match against the United States. The 46-year-old Olazabal, who played in seven Ryder Cup matches, was a vice captain alongside his three picks for the 2010

event at Celtic Manor, which Europe won. “I could not be more delighted than to have Thomas, Darren and Paul as vice captains,” Olazabal said. “All three are world-class golfers.”


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Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct New York 70 47 .598 Baltimore 64 53 .547 Tampa Bay 63 54 .538 Boston 57 61 .483 Toronto 55 62 .470 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 64 52 .552 Detroit 63 55 .534 Cleveland 54 64 .458 Kansas City 51 65 .440 Minnesota 50 67 .427 West Division W L Pct Texas 67 49 .578 Oakland 61 55 .526 Los Angeles 62 56 .525 Seattle 55 64 .462

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AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R H Trout LAA 95 385 93 131 MiCabrera Det 118 468 77 153 Mauer Min 108 400 66 128 Jeter NYY 115 492 70 157 Revere Min 82 345 46 110 Konerko CWS 101 377 49 119

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RUNS - Trout, Los Angeles, 93; Kinsler, Texas, 82; Granderson, New York, 79; MiCabrera, Detroit, 77; RBI-MiCabrera, Detroit, 103; Hamilton, Texas, 101; Willingham, Minnesota, 88; Fielder, Detroit, 84; HITS - Jeter, New York, 157; MiCabrera, Detroit, 153; Cano, New York, 141; DOUBLES - AGordon, Kansas City, 38; AdGonzalez, Boston, 36; Choo, Cleveland, 35; Brantley, Cleveland, 34; TRIPLES AJackson, Detroit, 8; JWeeks, Oakland, 8; Andrus, Texas, 6; Rios, Chicago, 6; HOME RUNS - ADunn, Chicago, 34; Hamilton, Texas, 34; MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30; STOLEN BASES - Trout, Los Angeles, 38; RDavis, Toronto, 35; Revere, Minnesota, 28; Crisp, Oakland, 25; PITCHING - Weaver, Los Angeles, 15-2; Price, Tampa Bay, 15-4; Sale, Chicago, 14-3;TRIKEOUTS Scherzer, Detroit, 178; FHernandez, Seattle, 174; Verlander, Detroit, 174; Darvish, Texas, 162; SAVES - Rodney, Tampa Bay, 37; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 35; CPerez, Cleveland, 32; NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Washington 73 45 .619 -

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September is just around the corner & local golfers are invited to: Play FREE in September & October by paying your 2013 golf dues now. Why not try Redstone for one year? Change is good and trying something new is always exciting! Compare the greens at Redstone to any in the Province and you’ll instantly see the Redstone Advantage. So Live it up as a member of Redstone!

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For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1745.87 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 14 inches. 2012 peak:1753.78 ft. 2011 peak:1751.71 ft.


Present level: 1744.51 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 14 inches.

GB 1 6 1/2 13 1/2 19 1/2 Avg. .358 .346 .342 .330 .323 .321 .312 .312 .305 .302

RUNS - MeCabrera, San Francisco, 84; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 82; Bourn, Atlanta, 81; CGonzalez, Colorado, 77; RBI - Beltran, St. Louis, 83; Holliday, St. Louis, 81; CGonzalez, Colorado, 78; HITS - MeCabrera, San Francisco, 159; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 152; Bourn, Atlanta, 143; CGonzalez, Colorado, 136; Holliday, St. Louis, 136; DOUBLES - ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 39; Votto, Cincinnati, 36; DWright, New York, 35; TRIPLES - Fowler, Colorado, 11; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 10; Bourn, Atlanta, 9; SCastro, Chicago, 8; HOME RUNS - Braun, Milwaukee, 29; Beltran, St. Louis, 28; Kubel, Arizona, 25; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; STOLEN BASES -Bourn, Atlanta, 31; Bonifacio, Miami, 30; DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Pierre, Philadelphia, 28; Reyes, Miami, 28; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 28; PITCHING - Dickey, New York, 15-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 15-6; Cueto, Cincinnati, 15-6; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 14-4; Strasburg, Washington, 14-5; STRIKEOUTS - Dickey, New York, 175; Strasburg, Washington, 173; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 165; GGonzalez, Washington, 158; Hamels, Philadelphia, 158; SAVES - Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 33; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 31; Chapman, Cincinnati, 28; Motte, St. Louis, 27

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Keeping old garbage makes hoarders feel safe Dear Annie: I have been a stepmom for seven years. My husband’s youngest is 22 and still lives with us. “Cara” is a hoarder. Her room is full of rotting garbage, soda cans with fruit flies coming out of them and halfeaten food left on piles of dirty clothes on the floor. There are dishes in there that I haven’t seen in years. I’ve offered to help her clean up, but she doesn’t want help. She likes her room the way it is. Cara has a parttime job and her own car. We’ve asked her to pay rent, but have yet to see any money. She obviously doesn’t help around the house. She has few friends and mostly sits in her room all day doing nothing. Frankly, I want Cara out of here. I think my husband needs to handle this, but he won’t. He refuses to kick her to the curb and says to just keep her bedroom door closed. This is causing many arguments. I can-



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not tolerate the thought of bugs infesting the rest of the house. The weather is hot, and I can smell her stinking room. I’ve considered cleaning it myself, but I know it will cause a huge fight. What can I do? I’m at my wits’ end. -- Wicked Stepmom Dear Stepmom: People who hoard are emotionally attached to their “collection,” even if it includes old food and dirty dishes. These things make Cara feel safe. Unfortunately, if her hoarding isn’t addressed, it is likely to get much worse, not to mention the health hazard it presents. Cara needs professional help, and the

sooner her father realizes it the better for everyone. He isn’t helping his daughter by allowing this to continue. The International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation has information on hoarding, as well as referrals. Please contact them at Dear Annie: I recently met up with an old acquaintance and have fallen head over heels in love with him. We are both single and in our 50s. I believe he loves me, but I suspect he is impotent and too proud to admit it. I don’t ask any questions, and it makes no difference to me. I love him no matter what. My heart breaks for him. My question is: Can a man still feel love in his heart even though he cannot perform in bed? -- No Name, No State Dear No Name: Of course, but for many men, the ability to show love is tied to the intimacy of sex. Some also

feel that if they cannot perform, a woman will think them less of a man. There are treatments for impotence, and if this is the problem, he can speak to his doctor. We suggest you be careful not to turn your encounters into sexually charged events, which may make him feel obligated to take things further. Let him know that you love him as he is, without any additional expectation. Dear Annie: I would like to respond to “Tired of Getting Bad Haircuts.” I have tried every trick you suggested, but for every good haircut, I get 50 bad ones. I’m always specific about what I want and go out of my way to communicate. Yet I’ve had dozens of uneven haircuts, bad color jobs, stylists who chat on the phone while cutting, and haircuts that look nothing like the one on the person whose hair you liked so you got their stylist’s name. I’ve also been subjected to

stylists talking about their sex lives, their exes and their drug habits. I tried one stylist three times, and on the fourth trip, she said, “You are so picky, I’d like to strangle you.” I never went back. There is only so

much a client can do. “Tired” hit the nail on the head. Maybe some stylists out there will see themselves and try to do better. -- Also Tired of Bad Haircuts Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy

Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast. net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.



Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to Friday. SOLUTION FOR YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU


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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Unexpected invitations to social occasions might be thrilling. This is a fun day, but prepare yourself for sports upsets and potential accidents with children. (Be vigilant.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might tackle unusual repairs at home today, especially involving electronics, computers and such. Meanwhile, a family member might have some surprising news! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re enthusiastic about everything today. Enjoy short trips, meeting new faces and seeing new places. Expect a few detours -- hopefully, pleasant ones. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You definitely can come up with an original moneymaking idea today. However, keep an eye on your money and possessions, which might be threat-

ened by loss or theft. Things are fresh and exciting, but also unstable. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You feel mentally alive today! Anything new and different will interest you. Travel anywhere if you can. Conversations with others will be exciting and almost electric. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your mind is so bright and clever today that you will be able to solve old problems or come up with new solutions to certain issues. You’re thinking outside the box and full of many ideas. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) All kinds of group situations (classes, meetings or conferences) will be highly stimulating for you. Expect to learn new, exciting information that could possibly change your future goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

You feel highly independent today. This will be apparent in discussions with bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. You might surprise someone in a position of authority, or vice versa they could surprise you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Sudden opportunities to travel might fall in your lap today. Similarly, chances to get further education or take a class suddenly might appear. CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Gifts, goodies and favors from others could come your way today. (Keep your pockets open.) You definitely can benefit from the wealth and resources of others today; however, your window of opportunity will be brief. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Seek out interesting, fascinating people today, because you will be easily bored talking about ho-hum subjects. You

want adventure and something different! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Unexpected company might arrive at your door today. You also might purchase high-tech toys, computers or a big TV for your home. (There’s an element of excitement in the air!) YOU BORN TODAY You’re adaptable to changing situations around you. Perhaps this is why you value experiential evidence or encounters. You









can be invaluable as a partner and often take the lead in any situation. Above all, you endure. Your secret is learning what makes you happy. This year you will build and construct something that satisfies you and makes a difference in your future. Birthdate of: Madeleine Stowe, actress; Robert Redford, actor; Brian Aldiss, author. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Selkirk Paving, part of the Interoute Construction Ltd. group of companies, located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, is looking for a F/T Shop Supervisor to manage a fleet of over 300 pieces of construction equipment. Some travel will be required. Duties / Tasks; ·Manage shop activities ·Dispatch mechanics ·Maintain maintenance records ·Manage fleet licences ·Help purchaser w/ parts orders Knowledge / Skills; ·Knowledge of asphalt, crushing, and ready mix equipment would be an asset ·Able to create repair budgets ·Familiar with safety codes / regulations ·Fluent with Microsoft Word and Excel

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IF YOU’RE interested in real estate, then take Appraisal and Assessment, a specialized two-year business major at Lakeland College’s campus in Lloydminster, Alberta. Your training includes assessment principles, computerized mass appraisal valuation of properties, farmland evaluation and property analysis. Start September; 1-800-661-6490, ext. 5429.

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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 or fax them to (250) 365-3949. No phone calls. Only those shortlisted will be interviewed.

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Van Kam’s group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout B.C. and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ PRINCE GEORGE training. Van-Kam Freightways’ Group of Companies We offer above average rates, excellent employee benefits and requires Owner Operators for runs out of our SIGNING BONUS Prince Terminal.drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or To join ourGeorge team of Professional email resume, driver’s to abstract and details of truck to: Van aKam is current committed Employment Equity and W ff ll t t or fax Wi604-587-9889 t /M t i Environmental Responsibility. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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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. ProďŹ t 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; (ofďŹ ce)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to; 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 beneďŹ ts. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Apply online: CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and beneďŹ ts. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Online:

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EXPERIENCED RE-BAR Placers. Steady work in Calgary and Lower Mainland, BC. Fax resume to 604-873-9112 or email Canadian Iron, Steel & Industrial Workers Union INSERTING MACHINE operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required; 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:

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Financial Services IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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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. 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.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certiďŹ cation, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Contractors HANSON DECKING West Kootenay Agent for Duradek 250-352-1814

Garden & Lawn Siddall Garden Services



Household Services A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

Misc Services ALUMINUM RAILING. Mario 250-368-9857

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


Misc. for Sale

Business for Sale

COCKER SPANIEL puppies $500 incl. shots & vet check. 250.368.1960

1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible, red, gas 4-cyl, fuel injected 5-spd, asking $3500. Variometers, Ball 500H & ďŹ&#x201A;ight designs, $250/each. Sterioscope by Sokkisha, Model MS27, $350. Call (250)423-0328

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products


Dryer - GE - gently used. $150 ďŹ rm. 250-364-0036 after 5pm

BUTCHER SHOP BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.50/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 OSCILLATING, window and commercial fans. Hoses, sprinklers, nozzles. Gadgets & More downtown Trail 250.364.0404 WINE PRESS, Crusher, 4 plastic barrels. $250. OBO. 250-368-3268

Free Items WOOD PALLETS TO GIVE AWAY @ Trail Daily Times. Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. See Front OfďŹ ce.

Garage Sales E.TRAIL, 1527 3rd Ave. Sat. 8-12. Collectibles, oil paintings, old books, glass china, dolls, pocket books, new fabrics. E.TRAIL, 1569 3rd Avenue. Saturday, August. 18th. 8am 1pm. GLENMERRY, 3421 Aster Drive, Saturday, Aug.18th., 9am-3pm. No Early Birds Please WARFIELD, 857 Burns Ave. Sat.&Sun. Aug.18&19. 9am-? Moving. Everything Must Go!! WEST TRAIL 1273 Birch Ave. Sat. Aug.18th. 8am-noon

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabsâ&#x20AC;?20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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

Real Estate

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 unďŹ nished (but furnished) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small is Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug. appraised at $170,000 but older, ďŹ&#x201A;exible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage for suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call : 1-780-566-0707

Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale

ROSSLAND Bright sunny, 2bd, condo. Sth facing with view. $120,000 250.362.7282

Grand Forks: older mobile on large lot by Hospital. $84,900. 250-442-7130.

Open Houses DEEP LAKE, WA Waterfront home with dock for just $349,500. See photos at or call Denny at 509-680-2773, C-21 Kelly Davis, Colville.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

BELLA VISTA TOWNHOMES Well maintained 2 & 3 bedrooms townhouse for rent located in Shaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bench No pets and no smoking Reasonable prices Phone 364-1822 or 364-0931.

Come on down to Trail and don't worry about the snow.

1st Trail Real Estate 1252 Bay Avenue, TRAIL (250) 368-5222 Great e Revenu

ffers Bring O

MLS# K214923

MLS# K212989

MLS# K211391

MLS# K206977

MLS# K213871

MLS# K204267

MLS# K200362

WarďŹ eld $249,900

Trail $265,000

Rossland $359,900

Trail $549,900

Trail $135,900

Trail $105,000

Trail $133,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

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MLS# K210143

MLS# K214253

MLS# K211022

MLS# K214881

MLS# K214159

MLS# K207019

MLS# K204952

Trail $151,000

WarďŹ eld $149,000

WarďŹ eld $59,900

Trail $139,900

Trail $145,000

Trail $150,000

Trail $227,000

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Gerry McCasky 250-231-0900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# K213202

MLS# K212336

MLS# K214846

MLS# K213040

MLS# K214955

MLS# K214620

MLS# K205510

Montrose $395,000

Fruitvale $267,000

Rossland $297,000

Fruitvale $409,000

Montrose $359,000

Trail $123,500

Fruitvale $330,000

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Trail Daily Times Friday, August 17, 2012 A17





Mobile Homes & Pads

Shared Accommodation

Auto Financing

Cars - Domestic


Grand Forks: older clean motor home, h/c running water on 5 acres, w/power. $450 month. 250-442-0122, 250-493-1807.

ROOMMATE WANTED for 3 bedroom townhouse in Glenmerry. 250-231-9273

2003 Chrysler Concorde LX1. Well maintained. C/W 4 all season & 4 winter tires. $5,800. 250.367.9828.

Rent To Own

Rent To Own

Apt/Condo for Rent

Kingsgate - BEAUTIFUL RENO’D 4/bdrm (2up/2dn) 2400sq/ft home, french drs from din/rm & m/bdrm to 12x50’ fully covered deck, spacious kitchen w/island, l/rm with bay window looking out onto lndsc yd. 6x30’ front deck. Full walkout bsmt. Patio drs to yd. All on 2.9 acres. 1 mile from US border. $249,000 Financing avail. w/15% down. Rent to own, no interest for 2 yrs. 250-424-5360

Yahk- FULL RENO’D 2/bdrm mobile; completely redone inside and out - wiring, plumbing, floors. On 2.9 acres, lots of trees & great soil for gardening. $149,000 Financing avail. w/15% down. Rent to own, no interest for 2 yrs. 250424-5360

3 BDRM, 2 Bath- Luxury 1450 sq ft. Fully furnished grd floor condo at Red Mountain/Slalom Creek. First class accommodation includes amenity/cinema/exercise rooms. $1600+ utils. References. Call 250231-7703. E.TRAIL, 2Bd., avail. Sep.1st. Heat/ cable incl. $550./mo. ground floor. 250-367-9247 Glenmerry 3bdrm. F/S $850/mo. Heat included. Avail. Sept.1st. 250-368-5908 GLENVIEW APTS. 1&2Bdrm. available. 250-367-9456 TRAIL, 1bdrm., 1 block Downtown, large fenced yard. $595. 250-368-6076 TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 W. Trail. 1 bdrm executive suite. Reno’d, furnished, F/S, W/D, HW flrs, clw ft tub/shower. Incl elec, heat, basic cable, wifi, linens, dishes, small yard. NP, NS, ref. req. 250.304.2781. W.TRAIL, 2bdrm., tiny yard, close Downtown. $795. 250368-6075

Apt/Condo for Rent E.TRAIL, 1&2bdrm. apt. F/S, Coin-op laundry available. 250-368-3239

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

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

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Small ads, BIG deals!






1 Bedroom Condo, laundry, games room, no smoking, no pets. Available immediately and Sept 1st. 250-362-2215 or 403-999-8929

Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck, in Thrums, no dogs over 15 lbs. 250-359-7178 or 304-9273

Like new inside and out best describes this fully Ànished starter or retirement home. Mint, mint mint! Call today







Bring your offers for this 3 bed plus den 2 bath home. Gas F/P, hardwood and laminate Áoors, ample parking, great yard!






Two houses 1 price! Four bedroom character home with hardwood Áoors, new roof, unÀnished basement, plus 2nd mortgage helper!


Houses For Sale Trail

$259,900 W NE


Freshly updated rancher with low maintenance yard, ample parking and stunning views. Take a look!

$99,500 WH


Great family home only a minute walk to school. Call to check it out.


This family home has it all! Large rec room, tons of storage, attached garage, fenced yard and it backs on to the park!


Spacious 3 bdrm double wide modular in nice condition on its own lot in Fruitvale. Single car garage. Only $149,000. Great for Àrst time buyers.

This home has it all. One of the nicest homes available in the Salmo area. Beautiful double lot with a park like yard. A must to view!


Solid 2 bdrm home only steps away from Gyro Park. Open living room, kitchen and dining room on main Áoor. Great potential.


Saturday, August 18 | Noon - 2pm

3551 Highway Drive, Glenmerry







A super 5 bedroom house with new kitchen windows, Áooring, a/c, furnace and much more. Plus in-home hair studio!


Check this one out! Large 2 storey family home on over 4 acres close to town. Large rooms throughout. Priced well below replacement value!

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27

Solid three bedroom family home on 22 acres, just outside Fruitvale. Separate barn, woodshed and chicken coop. Check this on out!



Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26


The perfect starter or retirement home, nicely located on a corner lot in Montrose.


East Trail










Super home in a super location. Walk to everything! Newer siding, roof, Áooring, furnace and A/C. Call today.


Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Beautiful custom home has 5 bdrms, 3 levels, country kitchen and wraparound deck on a picturesque 3.4 acre lot.




5 bedroom house on one acre in Fruitvale. New paint and Áooring throughout. Good suite potential and parking. On village water!




Great 2 bdrm half duplex in Fruitvale with a full walk out basement and a single carport.

WarÀeld Solid character home in Upper WarÀeld. Good size rooms, huge Áat yard & lots of upgrades.


Beaver Falls


Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29


Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen



Absolutely exquisite custom built home overlooking the 18th hole on Redstone.

A character home on a choice lot, only steps from Gyro Park. This home brings back the charm of yesteryear.


Gleaming hardwood Áoors, updated kitchen and bathroom, 3 beds plus den, gas Àreplace and close to the elementary school!

$289,000 1A

FOR SALE: 1992 Dodge Dakota. Good working order. $800 250-357-0056





Trucks & Vans

Brand new! Three bedrooms, 3 baths, huge great room with hardwood Áoors, kitchen for a chef. Don’t let it pass you by!

$265,500 SP

2000 Sportsman 30’ Travel Trailer, fully loaded with slide & Arizona room, new fridge + 2 new propane tanks $10,000 open to offers 229-4265 For Sale - 1998, 27’ Sportsmaster Trailer. Sleeps up to 8 People. Twin Bunks, Pull-out Couch, Table Folds Down and Queen Pillow-top Mattress in Front Bedroom. Air Conditioner, 3 Burner Stove, Oven, Large Bathroom with Tub, 2 x 30lb Propane Tanks. Very Clean and in Excellent Condition! Asking $9,700. Located in Nakusp. Please call 250-265-9990 or email: for more info. Senior needs any size RV, free or cheap. 250-442-7130.

Shavers Bench



East Trail








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Here is your chance to own your own hobby farm. 111 acres, spacious 5 bdrm home, shop, dog kennel, barn, country living close to town. Subdivision potential. Quick possession possible.


Recreational/Sale DL# 7557



Motorcycles No time to ride. 2008 Victory Kingpin, 36,000km, Stage 1, bags, shield, 100, $15,000 firm. No tire kickers, Serious inquiries only. Call (250)427-5162

1148 Bay Ave, Trail



2003 Honda Accord, 172,000 km, 4 new summers, 2 studded winters, A/C, exc cond. Asking $6,995. 250-442-5769.

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

Houses For Sale


1999 HYUNDAI Sonata, white. Owner ill, must sell. 250-3686647


Auto Financing

WARFIELD (ANNABLE), 3bdrm. 2bth. super clean, f/s, w/d, garage, fenced patio, n/s, n/p. $950./mo.+util. References required. 250-368-5849, cell 1-604-866-7631

Fruitvale A fantastic custom home on a large, landscaped lot. The attention to detail and quality make this home one of the Ànest. Call today!

for Pre-Approval or

Cars - Sports & Imports


Rossland-Furnished Rentals: nightly, weekly, monthly:visit or 250-368-7556

Come check out this amazing home on 4.5 acres



UPPER ROSSLAND, 2bdrm. newly renovated, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, parking, furn. 362-2267

2039 Caughlin Rd Fruitvale


Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul


Saturday, August 18 11:00 - 1:00pm



Small Ads work!

E.TRAIL, 2BD., Garage, FS, WD, NS, NP $675/mo. +util. Avail. Oct.1. 250-367-7871


This 4 bedroom home is located on a nice private .66 acres. It’s a great home at a great price.

Shavers Bench


BLUEBERRY, 1 Bdrm Bsmt suite, Unfurnished, F/S New carpets, need vacuum cleaner, N/S, N/P, $475/mth + utilities pictures on request References please Call 250-365-7550

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


Friday, August 17, 2012 Trail Daily Times


SUNDAY/MONDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is going to be an unusually optimistic, upbeat and busy year for you. Short trips and a built-in sense of optimism will combine to really rev your engines! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Good news! The next 18 months promise to be excellent for finances. Many of you will get a raise or a betterpaying job. Ka-ching! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) For the first time since 2001, lucky Jupiter is in your sign for the whole year (until the summer of 2013)! This means your year ahead will be unusually fortunate and filled with fun times and good opportunities. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) For different reasons, many of you will derive a greater sense of personal contentment in the year ahead. You’ll feel happier being in your own skin. (How fortunate.)

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your popularity is certainly increasing! This year and most of next year, you will schmooze much more than usual. Join clubs, groups and associations. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Because lucky Jupiter is slowly traveling across the top of your chart, you can really boost your reputation with your peers. Expect promotions and praise in the next 18 months. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Travel opportunities will fall in your lap this year and next. Make sure your passport is current. It looks like you’re going places! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You definitely can benefit from the wealth and resources of others at this time. In the next 12 to 18 months, inheritances, gifts and advantages from others will come your way.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Relationships have never been better than they are right now. Until the fall of 2013, all partnerships are blessed and casual relationships could become committed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You definitely can improve your job or get a better job in the next 18 months. Your chances to do this are better than they have been in more than a decade. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Romance, love affairs, vacations and fun times promise you joy and thrills in the coming year. Lucky you! (Mom always liked you best.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The next 18 months is an excellent time for real-estate opportunities for your sign. It’s also a very happy time for your family and home life. YOU BORN TODAY You have a natural style that exudes confidence and

charm. You are aware of your public image and carefully choose what to reveal or hide. You are more complex than you look, which is why you are misunderstood. You often influence those around you. Expect a change in the coming year, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2003. Birthdate of: Coco Chanel, fashion designer; Bill Clinton, U.S. president; Gene Roddenberry, TV producer. For Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an energetic day, especially in creative ways. Enjoy parties, sports, the arts and schmoozing with others. Playful times with children will delight. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You have lots of energy today to improve things at home or make changes for the better. You might rearrange furniture or really clean up the place! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a strong day for communicating with others, which makes it especially good if you to sell, market, teach, act or write for a living. You have something to say. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re willing to work hard to make money today. And ironically, you’re willing to

work just as hard to spend it. This could be a big day for your cash flow. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You can accomplish an enormous amount today. Your energy is high, you have faith in your abilities and you will enjoy physical activity. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Any work that is done alone or behind the scenes will give you some solid results today, because you’ll be persistent. You’ll keep looking relentlessly for answers and solutions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You work well with others today because you feel balanced between your energy and your sense of direction. In fact, it will be personally gratifying to be part of a team. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs are impressed with you today. You look like you’ve done your homework and you know what you’re doing. (If not, just fake it.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re enthusiastic about travel plans today (which is nothing new). Publishing, the media, medicine and the law are areas where you can excel. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You have strong opinions


about how to share something today, especially those who have less. You also feel very confident addressing disputes with inheritances and shared property. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Conversations with partners and close friends will go well today, because you are strong, and yet, you are cooperative. You enjoy working with people because you feel so confident. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Without even realizing it, you might create opportunities for yourself to increase your authority or take control of something at work today. People are starting to look to you for direction. YOU BORN TODAY You are soft-spoken, socially charming and friendly, yet there is also a quiet quality of secrecy about you. (You want to know who you truly are.) You have a vivid imagination and easily empathize with others. When the situation requires, you are more courageous than the average person. A lovely social year ahead awaits you that will bless all your relationships. Birthdate of: Amy Adams, actress; Patricia Rozema, film director/screenwriter; H.P. Lovecraft, author. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Trail Daily Times Friday, August 17, 2012 A19


Super Summer

Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary among world’s top 5 most livable cities THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Three Canadian cities are among the world’s top five most livable cities. Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary made The Economist magazine’s 2012 list released earlier this week. The survey ranks 140 cities based on a number of factors, including health care, stability, culture and environment, education and infrastructure - with a score of up to 100. Vancouver was the highest-ranked Canadian city, coming in third with an overall score of 97.3; Toronto came in fourth at 97.2, and Calgary tied for fifth place with Adelaide, Australia, at 96.6. Melbourne, Australia topped the list with a score of 97.5, followed by Vienna, which scored 97.4. It is the second year in a row that Melbourne, dubbed the cultural capital of Australia, has been declared the world’s best place to live. The cities were measured acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable,

Top 10 most livable cities: 1. Melbourne, Australia 2. Vienna, Austria 3. Vancouver 4. Toronto 5. (tie) Calgary and Adelaide, Australia 7. Sydney, Australia 8. Helsinki, Finland 9. Perth, Australia 10. Auckland, New Zealand

undesirable or intolerable under each of the categories. The magazine says the rankings show that mid-sized cities in wealthy countries with low populations tend to score the highest year after year. The survey’s authors say they only looked at places where people would want to live or visit. They also noted that existing conflict or the possibility of one brought down the scores of many cities and pointed to the Arab Spring, the civil war in Libya and economic unrest in Greece as examples. According to the survey, Dhaka, Bangladesh is the world’s least livable city, coming in last with a score of 38.7.




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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 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 and on the Commission’s website at 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


Friday, August 17, 2012 Trail Daily Times

LOCAL Black Eyed Cherries prepare for roller derby bouts BY BRIAN LAWRENCE Creston Valley Advance

The Trail Daily Times is giving away FREE wood pallets!

Get creative! Benches, tables, planters! Pick up at 1163 Cedar Ave, Trail 8:30-3pm

4HE,OCAL %XPERTSâ&#x201E;˘

=igg_l]c[f F_[m_ If^Q[h_n[ Li[^ 5,000 sq. ft. shop with 18 ft ceiling, in floor heating, office space, lunch room, washroom and shower. Large truck doors at each end. Excellent condition and very clean. Good highway exposure and access. C7 zoning allows a wide scope of uses. Call Art (250) 368-8818

OPEN HOUSE Saturday Aug 18 11am-1pm

The John Bucyk Arena will see some intense action on Aug. 18, when members of the east and west Kootenay roller derby leagues take part in two exhibition bouts during A Black Eye Affair. They will be joined by members of Crestonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fledgling team, the Black Eyed Cherries, which was started after exhibition bouts played here in April. With their arena time sponsored by local Regional District of Central Kootenay directors, the nine Cherries practice twice a week. Four of their players have been â&#x20AC;&#x153;benchmarkedâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they meet

the minimum skills for game play â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and five others are well on their way. One more member is needed to create a full team to compete in the East Kootenay league next year, in a season that runs from March to September. For more information or to learn how to volunteer (men can take part as referees or officials), contact Amanda Kerr at 250402-6532 or contact@, or visit www. Tickets to the Aug. 18 bouts are $15 at the door, ages six to 12 are $5, and children five and under are free. Doors open at 5 p.m., and first whistle is at 6.


Crestonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black Eyed Cherries: (front row, from left) Darla â&#x20AC;&#x153;D2â&#x20AC;? Dyer, Mimika â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greekaâ&#x20AC;? Coleman, Janis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kytnâ&#x20AC;? Smith; (back row, from left) Kristen Oler, Amanda â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jacke Brakeâ&#x20AC;? Pinto, coach Tia Wayling, Rita â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meter Maidâ&#x20AC;? Jackson, Amanda â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kerrazyâ&#x20AC;? Kerr and Melanie â&#x20AC;&#x153;KarMel Kaziâ&#x20AC;? Ferguson. Missing from photo: Assistant coach Crystal Hudson and Lisa â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crunchberryâ&#x20AC;? Berry.




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Trail Daily Times, August 17, 2012  

August 17, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times