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Dog comes to rescue in Sunningdale cougar attack BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

The hair on Angie Prime’s head stood on end when she turned around. The 35-year-old lower Sunningdale resident had just hung up the phone on Saturday evening with her husband, Matt, in her home on Glen Drive when something caught her eye. She saw movement and when she turned an adult cougar was stalking out of the dark reaches of her home and into her living room. It was a cougar looking for an easy meal, and had slipped into the home through an open screen door in the back. Within the span of a heartbeat the cat leapt at Prime and she acted quickly, jumping and bringing up her arms to shield her face and her knee to block the cat’s pounce. The cat raked her claws across Prime’s thigh but her attack was thwarted. Prime’s 11-year-old border collie, Vicious, lived up to her name and jumped off a nearby couch and came to her aid, snapping at the cougar, turning it away from the four-foot-twoinch Prime. The cougar ran out of the house with Vicious in close pursuit, chasing it back into the forested strip running along the alley behind the house. “You are not thinking to run at that moment when you see a cat,” Prime said Tuesday. As Vicious and the cougar disappeared into the woods help began to arrive. Next door neighbours heard her screaming and her neighbour across the street heard and


Angie Prime and Vicious seek the comfort of their couch after a harrowing encounter with a cougar on Saturday. came running out. Prime felt very lucky the way it ended, with only a couple of puncture marks on her thigh from the cat’s claws—and the needle mark from the resultant tetanus shot. “It’s a chance in a million that (a cat

attack) would ever happen in a home,” she said. “But if it wasn’t for (Vicious) I would have been mauled.” B.C. Conservation operations inspector Aaron Canuel agreed. He said it was an extremely old female, around nine, near

the lifespan extent for a big wild cat and it was emaciated at around 50 pounds, well below the average female cat’s weight of 120 pounds. “It is extremely rare and unusual for a cat to go into somebody’s residence and do that,” he said. “But in saying that, when a cougar is in poor physical condition and it can no longer hunt its regular prey like deer and elk … it reverts to prey that are a lot easier captured.” Like house pets. Prime figured the cat was hanging out in the neighbourhood and her dogs—including two 14-month old puppies—were a draw for it. When conservation officers canvassed the area the next day after the attack people reported seeing the cougar in the neighbourhood for the past several weeks. “Unfortunately, no one called it in,” Canuel said. “That’s one thing we encourage people to do is that if they see a cougar in the neighbourhood consistently to phone us so we can take action.” Operating on a tip from a passerby, officers located the cougar 400 metres from the attack location Monday morning and they surmised that it would come back. They set their hounds on it and they were successful in cornering and eventually destroying the animal, said Canuel. “It has changed its behaviour from attacking regular prey to attacking humans,” he said. Canuel did not rule out the possibility of another attack by a cougar in the neighbourhood since “that whole area holds potential.”

Annual family movie night hits the big screen next week BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

The fifth annual family movie night in Haley Park returns next week. The Kootenay Savings family movie night will feature ‘The Lorax’ on Sept. 7 on a three-storey screen. Since the first movie night in Trail during 2008 the events gained popularity each year, and last year officials recorded roughly 4,000 people attending the fundraiser across all three participating communities – Trail, Kimberley and Nakusp. “For us, the movie nights are a way to help

the food banks stockpile heading into Thanksgiving and Christmas, while also putting on a fun and unique event that caters to families,” said Aron Burke, community relations coordinator for Kootenay Savings. In Trail alone last year, an estimated 2,500 people brought along more than 1,000 pounds of food, as well as $137 in cash donations for the local Salvation Army Food Bank, who will be the beneficiary of all the donations earned again this year. The Helping Hands Food Bank was the bene-

ficiary of the nearly 1,000 attendees in Kimberley last year, collecting food valued $2,700, along with more than $300 in cash donations. The Nakusp movie night had roughly 450 people in attendance and the Nakusp Food Bank was the recipient of nearly 500 pounds of food. “It’s always amazing to see how generous people are, and how excited all the kids are to see a movie outside on the huge movie screen,” said Burke. There will be a concession and washroom facilities at all three parks, and


The fifth annual Kootenay Savings family movie night will feature “The Lorax,” on Sept. 7 at Haley Park. Last year’s event in Trail (pictured above) attracted approximately 2,500 people. the movie will hit the big screen at dusk (7:30 p.m. in Trail).

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It’s a one stop shop: landscaping, tool rentals, gravel-work and retail sales. A year and a half ago Rob Worosz and Kevin Fairweather purchased an abandoned fourplex near Glenmerry overlooking the Columbia River and transformed the property into the epitome of luxury. Now, Kootenay Outdoor Living is a multi-faceted venture offering everything from hot tubs and swimming spas, to barbecues and cooking classes, patio furniture and heaters. In addition to the surplus of high-end retail items, Worosz and Fairweather offer specialty timber-framing, power-paving, sprinkler installations and lawn irrigation. “We owned a great property and we wanted to do something with the view and this building,� said Worosz. “This whole property from last year until now was a major transformation.� The duo spent roughly 6,000 manhours working on renovations. “It was completely gutted,� he said about each upgrade. A timber deck addition was added at the back of the house, and a slightly smaller deck resembling the Esplanade was built below the property for

patio furniture displays overlooking the river. The two also managed to create clean-cut timber frames along the exterior of the entire property. Today, the building is clean, quiet and full of goodies for outdoor enthusiasts. “We figured we might as well carry some of the retail stuff for landscaping too,� Worosz explained, while gesturing to aquatic accessories. “We wanted to use the building for something cool that lends itself to what we do (as contractors) anyways, that’s why we started up the hot tubs and patio furniture.� He noted that decorating the exterior of a house is like doing a room renovation inside of a home, and the pair can cover all of its bases

including designs, tool rentals or contracts. In addition, a professionally-trained chef will be conducting cooking classes for people to learn how to use lump charcoal and fire pellet fuelled barbecues, a pizza stone, a pepper hanger or a barbecue walk. “It’s the next level of barbecuing,� Worosz said. “The flavours are superior if you cook on a lump charcoal or fire pellet barbecue.� Along with the demonstration, Worosz expressed excitement for a professional chef preparing specialty marinades. “Not only are we going to show them how to use it, we’re going to sit down and enjoy the dinner,� he concluded. The plans for classes


Llora McTeer, manager of Kootenay Outdoor Living, enjoyed the newly renovated patio on Tuesday afternoon. are still being roughed in, but he predicted that cooking classes will begin in mid-September. “We don’t want to sell people an item and send them on their way,� said manager

Llora McTeer, “we want to show them how to use it.� For more information call 250-3685552, visit www.kootenayoutdoorliving. com or drop by 2910 Highway Drive in Trail.

U.S. fires to blame for any local smoke BY TIMES STAFF Fires in Washington, Idaho, California and Oregon are the main reasons behind a blanket of smoke that will be moving into the area over the next few days. Karlie Shaughnessey, the Southeast Fire Centre

spokesperson, said fires burning south of the border, coupled with the current wind direction are sending smoke to the southern region of B.C. She added none of the fires are near the Canadian border. Meanwhile on this side


of the border, Shaughnessey said only a couple of fires are currently under watch. Monday’s fire in Christina Lake is 95 per cent contained while a fire north of Skookumchuk is at the mop up stage. Fire crews have been busy this season battling 157

fires since April 1, which has burned 997 hectares. Last year at this time crews dealt with 97 fires, which burned only 39 hectares. The Southeast Fire Centre said of the 157 fires this season, humans have caused 40 while lightning started 117.

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Water bombers help contain blaze Fire remains under investigation by RCMP and fire commissioner THE GRAND FORKS GAZETTE There was a fire at Christina Lake late Monday afternoon at the residence of Allen Piche, a.k.a. The Bear Dude. The Christina Lake Fire Department responded to a call at the Fife Road/Hagland Road area shortly before 5 p.m. and upon arriving at Piche’s residence, saw his house fully involved in fire. The fire department said that the fire spread to four adjoining structures, destroying all buildings and also spread into the forest area. “Crews fought the fire for five hours and with the help of water bombers out of Castlegar and water helicopter drops, both for over 30 minutes each, we were able to contain the fire and prevent the spread to other residences in the area,” said Christina Lake Fire Chief Ken Gresley-Jones in a release. Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison told The Gazette that the fire was contained at around 9:30 p.m. “Fire crews contained the



Emcon workers were perched high atop the Victoria Street Bridge in Trail this week as they continue to add preventive measures to keep pigeons off the bridge. Along with closing up holes with wire mesh, workers are also adhering spiked belts to prevent pigeons from landing on top of the bridge.


Talks resume between staff and road maintenance contractor

BY SALLY MACDONALD Cranbrook Townsman

Bargaining resumed this week between Mainroad East Kootenay and locked out staff. The road maintenance contractor issued lockout notice on Sunday, August 19 to 95 staff at its seven maintenance yards in the East Kootenay. The Mainroad Group said that the

local group is the only one in B.C.’s 28 maintenance service areas that did not sign an agreement earlier this year. Now the two sides are meeting in bargaining talks, said Chris Bradshaw of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). “We had a date scheduled and both sides are showing up to

that meeting. It remains to be seen whether we will be able to make some progress or not,” said Bradshaw. Since the lockout started last week, BCGEU members who are Mainroad staff took a strike vote. Over two days, Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21, the members voted 96.875 per cent in favour of striking if it

becomes necessary. “When it became clear that the employer was going to lock out the workers, the bargaining committee decided that to protect itself and keep the bargaining process continuing, they would take a strike vote,” said Bradshaw. “We came out of that with over 96 per cent approval rate to take strike action if needed.”

fire and limited the damage to immediate vicinity of the residence and the outbuildings,” Harrison explained. Along with the aerial support, the Christina Lake department was joined by B.C. Forest Service Firefighters with assistance from Grand Forks Fire Rescue. The BC Ambulance Service was also on the scene. There is no word on the cause of the fire, although it is believed to have started in the house and is said to be suspicious. The Christina Lake department said that an investigator from B.C. Forestry was on site overnight and a crew came in on Tuesday to ensure the area is safe. The incident is still under investigation by the Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Kootenay Boundary RCMP regional detachment and there were no injuries sustained. Piche is awaiting sentencing for the production of controlled substances and possession for purposes of trafficking. He was in court for remand on July 17 and a decision was set for Sept. 10. He also pleaded guilty to feeding bears early in 2011. Piche could not be reached for comment.

Boy dies after falling from bridge trusses BY LORNE ECKERSLEY Creston Valley Advance

An 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the scene Monday evening after he fell while playing on trusses that support Canyon Bridge, west of Creston just off Highway 3. RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said police, ambulance and fire department personnel were called to the scene after 5 p.m. “Three young brothers were climbing around the trusses,” he said. “One slipped off and fell to the ground below. It was a drop of 40 to 60 feet.” Gollan said that investigation of the death is in the hands of the BC Coroners Service and that there is no suspicion of foul play. “This is a very dangerous practice, playing under a bridge of that height,” he said. Emergency personnel were able to reach the accident scene by way of a trail that winds down the steep incline from Canyon-Lister Road to the Goat River below. The area contains a popular swimming hole. Police have not yet released the name of the deceased.

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Family and friends of a boy who was sexually assaulted by Surrey’s Ron Bencze cheered, gasped and broke down in tears when the former TV reporter was handed four years in a federal prison by a provincial court judge Tuesday morning. Bencze, wearing a burgundy dress shirt and black tie, gave a small smile and wave to his family members as he was led into custody by sheriffs. Last month, the 45-year-old pleaded guilty to molesting the boy, who is now a teen, between March 2003 and December 2010, when the child was between the ages of six and 14. It was January 2011, when the victim was 14, that his mom discovered sexually explicit text messages between her son and Bencze and promptly called police. Bencze, a married father of three, was arrested shortly thereafter. The families were close friends. In delivering the four-year jail sentence in Surrey Provincial Court, Judge Robin Baird referred to the sexual assault as “deviant and unlawful” behaviour for which Bencze should pay a hefty price. The Crown had asked for two to three years in jail – a request which was exceeded by the judge’s four-year prison sentence. The defence wanted a conditional sentence.

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Horgan said the succession took place without consulting the official opposition, and was “orchestrated” by MacMinn to include the consulting arrangement that extended his salary and benefits for two years. He said committee members don’t know what MacMinn is supposed to do as a consultant, but public accounts show he was paid $250,000 plus $22,000 in travel expenses last year. B.C. Liberal members of the committee agreed Tuesday to review MacMinn’s position, once a report is prepared on his duties. James warned that the two-year term is legally


Former clerk George MacMinn walks to the B.C. legislature chamber, where he served 54 years. binding, and if it was terminated it could increase the cost to taxpayers. The B.C. Liberal

majority voted to approve the appointment of James and the consulting role for MacMinn last year, with

NDP MLAs opposed. Historically a secretive group overseeing the $70 million legislature budget, the Legislative Assembly Management Committee was pushed into the open by a critical report issued in July by Auditor General John Doyle. The audit found that MLA credit card bills are being paid without receipts, and the legislative assembly hasn’t produced financial statements despite a 2007 recommendation from the previous auditor general. Speaker Bill Barisoff, chair of the committee, said work is well along to implement the auditor’s recommendations.


Family wary of pit bulls after attack BY TRACY HOLMES Peace Arch News

White Rock parents Mike and Elizabeth Cranford want to warn other parents about the dangers of pit bulls after their daughter was seriously injured in an attack Thursday afternoon. Elizabeth Cranford said four-year-old Emma was simply walking past a young pit bull at a family gathering when the dog growled, then lunged, clamping onto her neck. “Bite is not even the word,” Cranford said. “She latched onto her neck and took a chunk. The bottom part of her right ear… right up to the chin was demolished.” Emma was at her uncle’s Cliff Avenue home for a barbecue when the attack occurred around 4 p.m. Aug. 23. It happened “very, very quick,” said her mom, who was sitting just a few feet away from Emma at the time. Fortunately, Emma’s uncle – Elizabeth Cranford’s younger brother – had arrived

home moments before and moved quickly to intervene. He grabbed the pit bull, which was his girlfriend’s pet, and “pretty much threw the dog across the patio,” Cranford said. “Someone was watching over us,” she said. “He was home right at the right time.” Taken first to Peace Arch Hospital, Emma was transferred to BC Children’s Hospital where she underwent surgery to close the wound. It needed 30 to 40 stitches. Her parents praised the medical team for the “amazing” effort that prevented the need for a skin graft. The dog was picked up by City of White Rock bylaw officers and euthanized on Friday, with the owner’s consent. Paul Stanton, the city’s director of planning and development services, said euthanization was the only option. “We basically said, that dog is not going to be released,” he said, adding that the city was prepared to go to

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Emma Cranford, 4, (sitting on the lap of her dad, Mike) needed nearly 40 stitches after she was attacked by a pit bull in White Rock Thursday afternoon. court if necessary to get permission to put the dog down, as it did after a Staffordshire killed a yorkie-poo in November 2010. “Killing another dog is one thing, attacking a child is something completely different,” he said. Elizabeth Cranford said as far as she knows, the attack on Emma was the pit bull’s first aggressive act. The day before, when Emma sat next to

the dog reading, there was no sign of trouble. The incident “totally” changed her opinion of pit bulls, Cranford said. While people are often quick to blame the owner when a dog is aggressive, Cranford is confident that the breed itself is the problem. “This was an unprovoked incident,” she said. “I want parents to be aware. I don’t want this to happen again.”


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OBITUARIES RIVETT, CAPTAIN ROBERT J.(RETIRED) — , was born in New Westminister on September 8, 1937 and passed away suddenly on July 23, 2012. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Silver City Trap Club (Between Trail & Castlegar on Hwy 22) on Saturday September 15, 2012 between 1pm & 3 pm. If you are planning to attend, please contact Sharon (Bob’s sister) @ 250-362-5168 or email his son Andrew: *** POPPLEWELL, TERRANCE LEE — 1945 – 2012 In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 25, 2012, Terrance Lee Popplewell passed away suddenly at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 67 years. He is the beloved husband of Linda (Gauthier) and the loving father of two daughters; Stacey Tolles (Jack), and Charlene Nielsen (Scott), and grandchildren: Bria, Erica, Sara, Natalie, and Jorgen. He also leaves his brother Bill (Bonnie) as well as brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw, with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Marie and Angus. Terry was born in Calgary, AB, on May 11, 1945 to Angus and Marie (Geisbrecht) Popplewell. Terry and his family moved to Rossland where his father took a job with Cominco Ltd after the Second World War. There he was raised with his brother Bill. Terry attended Mclean Elementary School and Rossland Senior Secondary High School. He graduated with honours and went on to work as an apprentice at Trails Cominco’s analytical services department, where he became an analyst in the lab. He transferred to Cominco Kimberley, where he met and married his wife of 43 years – Linda (Gauthier) in Sept 1969. He moved his new wife of ďŹ ve months to Pine Point N.W.T., Cominco property to become their second in command at the assay lab. They stayed in Pine Point for three years and they had their two daughters while living there. They then moved to Cominco Vanscoy SK. (just outside of Saskatoon, SK), to be lead head of the Analytical services Lab, for about one year. He decided to learn a new profession and the opportunity came to him through Cominco to take an apprenticeship to become an electrician. Terry had an interest in electronics as well, and he took a program to learn how to make electronic devices and learn how they work. He worked in construction and maintenance as an electrician for a

several years and an opportunity came his way with the company to work in the meter shop specializing in electronic repairs. He enjoyed his work there for many years. He decided to go back into the assay Lab and worked for many more years until his retirement in 2001 when he and his wife Linda moved to Cranbrook BC where they have resided for over 10 years. A celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2210 - 2nd Street North, Cranbrook, BC on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2 pm. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Terry’s honour to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 - 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9. Condolences may be left for the family at Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864 *** VERZUH (NEE CLARK, FODOR), PATRICIA LILIAN — passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012 at the Trail Hospital with her family by her side. Pat was born February 3, 1927 in Calgary, AB. to Bessie & Gordon Clark. She started school in Vancouver, moved to Holden, AB., then to Erickson and Creston, BC where she played the drums in the Creston school band prior to graduating. After working in the telephone ofďŹ ce for 3 years she married Joseph Fodor (construction worker) in July 1948. They lived in many areas of the east and west Kootenays including 3 years at the Waneta Dam. They proceeded to Destruction Bay, Yukon where their son Frank was born in Whitehorse. Returning to the Kootenays they lived in Nelson, then moved to Castlegar where daughters Fay and Gail were born. In 1971 Pat took a Practical Nursing course and worked the next 10 years in the Trail and Castlegar hospitals. In 1977 she married Mike Verzuh, who had a son Ron and daughter Niki and they spend the next 30+ years living in Castlegar. Pat was a Past President of the Trail Eagles #2828 and Castlegar Pythians sister, a 37 year member of the Castlegar Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and 9 years as Secretary of the Castlegar Seniors including becoming a Life Member she also enjoyed memory competitions while an Eagle. She enjoyed hobbies such as biking, swimming, knitting, crocheting, golďŹ ng, curling, dancing, playing cards and socializing at the Seniors. Her travels took her to many areas of the US including Hawaii as well as Australia, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland. She also toured 5 countries while on a cruise down the Danube River as well as

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cruising Alaska and the Panama Canal. Pat will lovingly be remembered by son Frank (Cindy) of Castlegar, grandsons Casey-Toronto, Dallas of New Westminster, daughters Fay (Bob) of Nanoose Bay and Gail (Dave) of Calgary, granddaughters Tamara (Richard, great-grandsons Jesson, and Colby) of Calgary and Beth (Nat) of Edmonton, son Ron (Leola) of Eugene, Oregon, Alexandra of London, UK and daughter Niki (Neale) of Madiera Park, brother Joe (Norma) of Qualicum, brother-inlaw Stan Keyser of Sacramento, numerous nieces and nephews and best friend Gerry Corbett. Pat was predeceased by mothers Bessie (1930), Ray (1957), father Gordon (1974), brother Russell (1943), husbands Joe (1979), Mike (2007). A celebration of life will be held for immediate family at a later date. In lieu of owers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. *** IRVIN, CATHERINE, MARGARET (MICKEY) — , It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our mother and grandmother. Mickey passed away peacefully on August 23, 2012 in Trail, BC at the age of 97 years. She was born in Revelstoke, BC on June 15, 1915. Mickey was predeceased by Jock, her husband of 71 years; parents Antonio and Giovanna Cancelliere; nine sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter Joanne (Perry) Minnich; son Jack (Geni) Irvin; grandchildren Marie and Peter Langlois, Tricia Irvin and Pamela (Shaun) Thibert. Mickey was a long-time member of the Rebecca Lodge, Rossland Scout Mothers, Rossland Senior Citizens and the Birthday Club. Mom loved to cook and bake for family occasions, various functions and teas throughout the many years she lived in Rossland. She will be lovingly remembered. The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude for the excellent care Mom received from Dr. J. Dalla Lana, the Home Support Team, Heart and Soul Home Care, and the 3rd oor medical staff at KBRH. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at for palliative care. At Mom’s request, there will be no service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives. ca

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Where are the jobs?” That’s a comment you can hear over coffee from one end of Canada to the other. We look at our children and wonder where they’ll work. We look at those of us forced into early retirement because of closures and layoffs and wonder the same for ourselves. A little creativity is all that’s required, and we’ll have lots of work for everyone. Major employers are nice to have: it’s why town and city councils constantly vote to provide incentives to attract them. The trouble is that major employers don’t have the same commitment to the community and its future as local employers do. So how do we make more local opportunity? Start thinking about how to do things in common. One idea is to share the risk on space. New ventures are constantly stretched financially. Often an idea can’t go ahead because there isn’t a small enough space available to make it work. The result? Nothing happens. Toronto’s Blue Banana

market, part of Kensington Market, brings tens of small merchants together under one (larger) roof. Almost all of these would not be viable businesses if they each had to find and rent their own business premises. (Most don’t need a standard storefront anyway: they’d have to commit to more than they need just to get something.) By sharing space, each of the merchants gets a footprint that’s “rightsized for them”. The button vendor – who makes some of the buttons and buys in a small inventory of others – needs all of 100 sq. ft. to have a viable business, The post card vendor, 200 sq. ft. Some of the merchants handling clothing or art works take more space, almost storesized. They also get a lot of cross-traffic: once you’re in the Blue Banana, the tendency is to wander around a bit: five more steps usually gives you something new and different to look at. Most people who buy once they’re inside buy from more than one vendor. Some vendors have


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food service: there’s a coffee bar, a little sandwich place. That’s another part of the mix that keeps people coming in (the food and drink is placed up by the entrance, to entice people on the sidewalk to come in – and to keep the rest of the space clean). The whole thing becomes like a permanent “market place”. All it takes is one old building of a reasonable size. Just as the startup community uses shared space to provide early stage offices – renting as little as a desk – this allows people to create their own job by making things of use to others in their community, or selling some type of goods that are a passion for

them, all at low risk. The owner of the facility (which could be a cooperative, a shared facility that might finance the initial creation by selling small bonds that pay back out of the rental incomes, or raising the money using a crowd funding facility like Indiegogo or Kickstarter, or working with a local credit union) has much lower risk: it’s easier to turn over a failed venture’s space than it is to redecorate a whole storefront, and it’s highly unlikely that most ventures will end simultaneously, meaning that it’s likely to persist where individual efforts might fail. Some of the vendors at Blue Banana do light manufacturing work (wrought-iron work, or woodwork) to order: their retail “space” is simply to expose their work to others, and to accept orders. Garages, outbuildings or industrial space is used to do the actual construction. A shared space, therefore, doesn’t have to be just “traditional retail” in nature. Some participants may graduate to full

storefronts of their own – helping to revitalize the town centre. Others may never do so, but a vibrant “place to go” that makes it way helps others see the value of locating in town, not on the outskirts. Communities “on the grow” in this way become an attractor to more ideas, from more sources, thus diversifying their local economy, and insulating themselves against a sudden move by a major employer that they depend on. The takeaway for our communities is to think differently about economic development. Remember New York City: every three or four blocks the same pattern of small shops repeats itself, because each serves a “village” of a few blocks. These ventures don’t have to be extraordinary, or depend on radical ideas: we all need basic services alongside the creative ideas. Jobs? They’re ours for the making. Let’s start creating the space for work to grow. Troy Media columnist Bruce A Stewart is a Toronto-based management consultant.

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or years it has been pension fund this year. argued that pensions for With the average Canadian teachers are deferred retiring with only $60,000 in salary to make up for RRSPs, should they be forced low base pay. to support this massive retireWhen defined benefit penment fund? In fact, teachers in sions were first created in the Ontario retiring at the highest Public Service that may have levels will earn more in penbeen a feasible argument, but sion income than most working today, public serteachers in the vants, especially OECD earn in teachers, are salary. very well comTeachers are pensated. A new frustrated by the report from Fair lack of supplies Pensions For All and materials for shows that teachtheir classrooms, ers in Ontario despite the fact are among the the average classBILL highest paid room has just teachers in the under $150 000 world. So much of taxes funding for deferred salit annually. But Troy Media ary. it’s never enough. The Ontario Teachers Throughout the year, schools Pension Plan (OTPP) is incredask parents to give them more ibly rich. In fact, if it were a money through fundraisers and sovereign wealth fund, it would pay-to-play events. And teachbe the 12th largest in the world. ers will tell you that schools in The OTPP ranks up there with poor neighbourhoods have even investment funds that own less supplies than richer areas, oil in Saudi Arabia, diamond because the parents can’t afford mines in Africa and forests in more. Often, teachers use their Norway. The teachers’ pension own money, to buy things for fund is worth over $117 billion the classroom. and made Ontario teachers just This all needs to stop, we over $11.7 billion in profits, need to put kids first, and we last year. Despite its immense have a solution. wealth, Ontario taxpayers will The solution is simple and contribute over $1.4 billion of it’s not to have teachers work education tax dollars, to the for minimum wage.


Since our teachers are among the highest paid teachers in the world, they can afford to fund their own retirements. Taxpayers should no longer spend further tax dollars funding the Ontario Teachers Pension Fund. Instead, next year, and for five years hence, those billions of tax dollars should be diverted to where they belong: children’s education. The money should be used to create a capital budget that purchases books, computers and supplies for the classroom. This will give the teachers the tools that they need to teach effectively, and make the classroom a great place to learn again. It will also stop schools from having to beg parents for more money and stop teachers from having to use their own resources to fund the classroom. After five years, this fund would be reduced to $300 million per year, and the balance, some $1.1 Billion per year would be returned to the taxpayer. This solution respects the teacher’s value to society, offers fairness to the taxpayers and most importantly, puts children’s education first. Bill Tufts is Founder of Fair Pensions For All (FPFA) an organization advocating for pension reform in Canada.

There’s a lot of work to be done An editorial from the Truro Daily News: You’re reading a newspaper editorial. That’s a hopeful sign. Although it means we’re only preaching to the converted: the people who really need to read this are too busy gawking at photos of a naked Prince Harry, or OMG-ing about `Chavril’ (look it up - or better yet, don’t). There’s no nice way to put this. We’re becoming shallow. Not all of us, of course, and even shallow people can be kind, generous, loving and good. But if the media we surround ourselves with is any indicator, many of us care a lot - too much - about very silly things. From pollution to the

economy, medical care to cyber-security, the world is getting more complicated at an exponential rate. As near as we can tell, the response of most people is to give up. Retreat. Cocoon with technology, secure in the false belief that hearing about something and registering surprise, outrage or joy - “I clicked `Like’!� - is the same as actually being an actor on the world stage. There’s nothing wrong with fun. We like swamp people grinning gapped-tooth smiles at us from the TV as much as the next person. And we agree with all the yadda-yadda about technology’s power to affect change. Except that’s not what most of us are doing with this won-

derful, digital power. Most of us are reading fart jokes and spamming pictures of puppies in tutus. If you start paying attention, though, you get a glimpse behind the wizard’s curtain: The people pulling the strings don’t always have your best interests at heart, and they certainly don’t have the answers. They’re busy playing strip billiards with Prince Harry, or partying backstage with Chavril. They’re people. Flawed people. They won’t save us. Many won’t even save themselves. It’s time to grow up. The freebie fairy won’t solve the debt crisis, political promises will rarely materialize, and the only way the future will be better is if we make it that way.

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Summer Olympic bronze medalist Richard Weinberger teamed up with Trail’s Ashton Florko and Athlete Illuminati, a company devoted to helping athletes overcome financial barriers.

A.I. shines light on athletes BY TIMES STAFF A Trail native has been a driving force behind a company dedicated to helping athletes realize their dreams. Former AM Ford Trail Oriole Ashton Florko has made a commitment to the future of Canadian athletes across the country. Florko, a 2008 draft pick of the Chicago Cubs, is co-owner of Athlete Illuminati (AI) a company that specializes in nutritional supplements, apparel, and training paradigms to help athletes from various disciplines compete at an elite level -- but AI goes even further than that. The company gives a percentage of all sales back to its athletes. With every individual purchase, the consumer can designate that portion to a specific athlete or the entire AI community. Going above and beyond the industry standard,

athletes receive direct financial support to help them reach their full potential. Most recently AI had three of its sponsored athletes compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Richard Weinberger won bronze in the 10-kilometre open water marathon swim while Liz Gleadle was the first Canadian woman to make the finals in Javelin and Kai Langerfield represented Canada in men’s rowing. “The support AI has provided me with has been invaluable, and knowing they will be with me every step of the way makes me even more confident for my future in swimming,” explained Weinberger. “They support many athletes just like me, and are leading the way in creating a strong athletic community all across Canada.” As an accomplished athlete,

Florko knows first hand the struggle that up-and-coming talents face when it comes to financing their dreams, so when the time came to found a company specifically for athletes, the owners knew it was also time to put their beliefs into action. Florko and the other owners, along with Weinberger are making the trek to the 2012 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament in an effort to expand their support to the baseball community. “As a former player at the GFI and having a first-hand understanding of the caliber of the tournament, I decided AI had to have a presence on the ground,” explained Florko, “There are so many athletes that could benefit from the type of support we provide, and we will be there looking for them.” Go to www.athleteilluminati. com for more info.


Kimberley golfer takes tour stop VERNON -- MJT players from across western Canada came together in Vernon to compete for division titles in the MJT Okanagan Junior Championship at Predator Ridge Golf Resort on Sunday and Monday and it was a Kootenay golfer that came out on top. Kimberley native Jared Du Toit managed the difficult Predator Ridge course with relative ease, firing back-to-back rounds of 68 good enough for a three shot victory in the Boys 17-19 Division. “The course was great, the greens were lush, and the conditions were A+,” said Du Toit, who

has just moved up from the Boys 14-16 division after celebrating his 17th birthday. “This was my first 17-19 tournament and it’s good to know I can win in both divisions.” Rossland-Trail Country Club’s Brenan Moroney shot a great even-par round of 72 on the final day to place in ninth spot overall. Moroney, 17, of Rossland had a rough day the first round shooting an 82 before his 10-stroke improvement launched him up the leader board. Steven Lee, 17, of Kelowna, who shot two excellent rounds of 68-71 was second.

After an inspiring run to the final at the Senior Men’s Western AA baseball tournament last weekend, the AM Ford Trail Orioles have set their sights on the Grand Forks International baseball tournament this week. The Orioles fell to Manitoba’s Elmwood Giants in a close 3-0 decision in the final match Sunday, but the team’s 3-1 record prior to that loss leaves them confident heading into the GFI. “We’ll be solid,” said player/coach Jim Maniago, whose team will share a pool with the San Diego Stars, Northwest Honkers and Thurston County Senators. “All the teams are going to be good this year, there’s no freebies. I look at our division and it’s going to be tough, but you know what we could win all three or lose all three.” Pitching proved to be the strength of the Orioles at the Westerns with Chris Kissock collecting 12 strike outs in the opening 3-2 match against Saskatchewan, followed by brother Darrin’s 7-1 thumping of Alberta and a solid effort from Kyle Paulsen in a 3-2 win over Brandon as the O’s won their first three

games of the round robin. “Our pitching was outstanding and our defence actually was really good, the key hits when we needed them we just couldn’t get them,” said Maniago. The Orioles will be without pitching addition Denver Wynn, who was signed by the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association of Independent Professional baseball on the weekend. However, pitching addition Aaron Cotter will stick with the team for the tournament this week, and, after missing the Westerns and provincials, O’s ace Scott Rhynold will join the team for the trip. In addition, Jordan Kissock, cousin to Chris and Darrin and a Los Angeles Dodgers draft pick in the 42nd round in 2001, will provide another strong arm. Other pick ups include hard-hitting Dustin Bissonette and outfielder Josh Loden from Cranbrook. The team is going into the tournament with one of the deepest rotations since losing in the semifinal in 2002, however the O’s have won money in three of the last four years, which is their main goal again this year. With the arms rested and ready for the five-

day event, the Orioles will need run support if they hope to move onto the money round. “That’s the thing, I mean our pitching is so good, they’re going to keep us in the game,” said Maniago. “We just have got to make the plays behind them . . . and we’ve got to get those key hits. Basically we’re going to be adding three different hitters into our lineup so hopefully that will help.” The Orioles open the tournament on Thursday at 5 p.m. against the San Diego Stars with Fruitvale’s Chris Kissock getting the start. Friday the O’s go against the Thurston County Senators at 2 a.m. and Saturday versus the Northwest Honkers at 8 a.m. Pool 1 is comprised of last year’s champion Lewiston Paffile Truckers, Langley Senior Blaze, Parkland Whitesox, and U.S. Military All-Stars while Pool 2 includes Seattle Studs, Canada West All-Stars, UCLA Bruins and Team Canada. The first game of the tournament goes this afternoon at 2 p.m. but the Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The money round starts Sunday and concludes with the final going Monday at 2:30 p.m.


Benzer qualifies for Kona BY TIMES STAFF Rossland’s Susan Benzer qualified for the Subaru Ironman triathlon in Hawaii, after finishing second in her category at the Ironman in Penticton on Sunday. Benzer came in with a time of 11 hours, 18 minutes, and 17 seconds, approximately 18 minutes behind first place winner Colleen Capper in the women’s 50-54 bracket. Benzer came out of the water in 13th position with a time of 1:10:59, but turned in the fastest bike as she finished the 180-kilometre ride in 5:41:30. A brisk run in the 42-km marathon, kept her in contention, finishing with the seventh best time of 4:17:09, good enough for second spot and to qualify for the World

Ironman championship in Kona, Hawaii. Dallas Cain finished in 48th overall, and fifth in men’s professional 30-34 division with a time of 9:49:21. Trail’s Mike Konkin came in 236th overall and 41st in men’s 40-44 group, while Tara FiedlerGraham of Fruitvale was 39th out of 168 triathletes in women’s 40-44. The race marked the end of the Subaru Ironman Penticton triathlon’s 30 year run as the City of Penticton announced that the Ironman was finished for good on Friday. The race started from modest roots in 1983 with a field of 23 competitors and grew exponentially to the 3,000 athletes that took part in recent years.

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Canadian moves on THE CANADIAN PRESS

NEW YORK - Milos Raonic had trouble at the baseline, but still earned his first U.S. Open victory. The Thornhill, Ont., native overcame 55 unforced errors including 15 double faults on Tuesday to defeat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Raonic, the No. 15 seed, earned his 34th victory of the season in a match that lasted well over three hours. “I’m just happy with the outcome and that I managed to make the most of that moment and just find a way to win,� said Raonic. “Everything else I’ve got to hope gets better in the next round.� Raonic had 30 aces, but struggled with unforced errors and converted

on only a third of his dozen break points. “I don’t think I struggled with my serve that much in a long, long time. A lot of double faults, and it wasn’t just one double fault per game,� said Raonic. “I double-faulted consistently a couple times in a row, and that made my job a lot more difficult and it gave him a little bit more freedom at the same time.� Raonic did not play at the U.S. Open in 2011 as he recovered from hip surgery. On Tuesday, Raonic found himself down 2-1, but tied the match with a break in the final game of the fourth set as Giraldo fired wide. The match finished with a Raonic break of Giraldo on a forehand error from the Colombian.

Triathlon in transition FROM PAGE 9 Instead the city made a pact with Challenge Penticton, part of the Challenge Family a distance triathlon organization based in Germany. Penticton mayor Dan Ashton told the Vancouver Province that while he’s always been satisfied with what Ironman Canada delivered, switching to the Challenge Family

“is a much better opportunity for the citizens of Penticton.� Depending on the study it’s estimated that over $10 million was generated into the local economy on the week of Ironman Canada. Race director Felix Walchshofer said Challenge Penticton will offer a more affordable entry fee to the athlete ($675, tax included) plus a more

substantial prize board for the professional athletes with a total purse of $61,500. He said creative ideas such as a relay where a team of three may enter with a different athlete each doing a leg of the triathlon will be offered with staggered starting times. The first Penticton Challenge triathlon is scheduled for Aug. 25, 2013.

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Sockeye fishery closed Estimates up but sockeye numbers still too low BY JEFF NAGEL Surrey North Delta Leader

Fishery managers say the Fraser River sockeye run isn’t strong enough this year to allow any commercial fishing or recreational angling. Latest estimates peg this summer’s return of salmon at about 2.3 million, slightly better than the pre-season estimate of 2.1 million. “At these levels we’re not anticipating commercial or recreational fisheries,� said Barry Rosenberger, DFO’s Interior area director and cochair of the Pacific Salmon Commission’s Fraser River panel. This year’s run is down from five million last year and way down from the huge 2010 run of 30 million sockeye, believed to be a rare anomaly. A low 2012 return wasn’t unexpected, because sockeye run on a four-year cycle and the previous generation that spawned in 2008 was very weak. The commercial and recreational sectors knew fishing was unlikely, Rosenberger added. First Nations, who get fishing priority for food, social and ceremony purposes, have caught 400,000 Fraser sockeye so far. Rosenberger said he doesn’t consider this year’s run a bad outcome because four adult sockeye are returning for every one that spawned in 2008. That’s much better productivity than in 2008, he said, when less than one adult came back for each spawner from the previous generation. “If that rate of return continues we’ll be in much better position four years from now,� he said. “Our primary goal this year was to increase our spawning ground counts and we think we’re making progress.� The river temperature of 19.4 degrees is almost two degrees higher than average for this time of year, which poses some concern for sockeye migrating inland, but Rosenberger said he expects the water to cool now that the mid-August heat wave has passed. Sto:lo fisheries advisor Ernie Crey said the aboriginal catch shared by the 94 bands that depend on Fraser sockeye is far below the one million fish they take in a good year. “There’s going to be a lot of hardship this year,� he said. “There won’t be a lot of fish put away for the winter months.� Next year will likely be worse, Crey added, because the 2013 run will be the weak progeny of the disastrous 2009 return that prompted Ottawa to appoint the Cohen Inquiry into the decline of Fraser sockeye.

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Discuss Grandma’s mental illness with kids Dear Annie: I am married to a great guy, and we have two wonderful, intelligent teens. But my motherin-law is causing great stress. “Mama” was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder 10 years ago and is prescribed a cocktail of drugs to help with a preponderance of violent mood swings, anger, resentment and occasional dissociation. She is a textbook narcissist who can only demand love for herself and is unable to give to others. Her family relationships and many of her friendships have taken a dive. It’s a wonder she can hold down a job. Her big trigger is perceived rejection. When she was in our home, she expected to be everyone’s entire focus. She demanded the full attention and affection of my husband and deeply resented his relationship with his own chil-



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dren. Needless to say, invitations to holiday gatherings dwindled over the years. Her grandchildren have grown up without her in their lives, although we have taken care not to poison them against her. Now, Mama has taken herself off all meds and declared herself cured. She has convinced herself that her diagnosis was wrong, and that her problem all along has been emotional abuse from others, including her children and grandchildren. In short, everyone else is to blame. The trouble now is that she is blogging on the Internet, publicly

criticizing family members, including our teenage kids and their cousins. The adults can dismiss this as the ranting of a mentally ill person, but we’re afraid our kids are going to come across the blog one of these days. Any advice? -Also Sleepless, but in Sonoma Dear Sonoma: You have our sympathy dealing with such a difficult situation. You don’t have to poison the children against Grandma to have a heartfelt discussion on mental illness. The kids are old enough to understand that their grandmother is not well, and that her behavior can be unpredictable and sometimes unkind. They may never see her blog, but if they do, you will have done all you can to inoculate them against whatever damaging reaction they may have. Dear Annie: I work in a small office with one of the most unpro-

fessional and disgusting co-workers a person could have. My main complaint is that when we are in the break room, “Penny” takes out her dentures and sets them on the table. Between the gross dentures and her vulgar mouth, none of us wants to take a break in the one area we have. Nobody, not even management, is willing to address the issue. She reads your column, so please print this. -- Grossed Out Dear Grossed Out: We are sympathetic to Penny’s desire to be comfortable in the break room, but it is important to be considerate of others who share your space. Don’t count on her seeing herself in the column or doing anything about it. Our suggestions are for you: You can take breaks when Penny is not using the room; you can ignore her dentures to the best of your ability; or you can bite the bullet and ask politely if

she would refrain from removing her dentures when others are present. Dear Annie: “Loving Mom, Disgusted Mother-in-Law” is worried that her daughter will return to her drugabusing husband. It’s

too bad the daughter isn’t going to Al-Anon. They said I would know when I wanted to make the break. It comes down to how much pain you can tolerate before you are willing to make changes. I realized two things:

that I didn’t want him to die in the house, and that we would lose our home if I didn’t do something. He finally reached sobriety six years after the divorce and managed to be a good dad for 22 more. -- J.



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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might set out to make some long-range plans, actually today is a poor day to do this. The truth is, you’re full of self-doubt and are second-guessing yourself. Just wait. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Tension with others, especially in group situations, might build today. (It’s the Full Moon tomorrow.) Furthermore, someone might be less than honest. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Play your cards close to your chest today, because aspects of your private life suddenly are made public to bosses and parents. Furthermore, misunderstandings run rampant. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don’t listen to people who claim they know everything but really don’t. Don’t fall

under the spell of someone who is mesmerizing but possibly just a phony! Be careful. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a poor day to decide how to deal with inheritances and shared property. There’s an element of deceit present, and certainly confusion. Easy does it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Tension with others is likely today because of the energy building up before tomorrow’s Full Moon. Incidentally, it is the only Full Moon directly opposite your sign all year! (Gulp.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Don’t make an issue about something at work today; it will only backfire. Everyone is a bit on edge because of the energy building up before tomorrow’s Full Moon. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be extra patient with children and romantic partners.

Situations that are usually playful might be stressful today. Take the high road. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Difficulties with family conversations are likely today. Avoid arguments with parents, especially mothers, or female relatives. Don’t even go there. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This could be an accidentprone day simply because of

your own inclination to be distracted or even angry with someone. If you keep calm, nothing will happen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Disagreements about possessions, money or shared responsibilities might arise today. Why not postpone these discussions for a few days? (Good idea.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Tomorrow, the only Full

Moon in your sign all year is taking place. Naturally, you feel this energy building up within you today, causing problems with others. Be cool. Don’t take things personally, and don’t overreact. We’re all in this Big Soup together. YOU BORN TODAY In many ways, the key to your success is your self-confidence. You are organized, financially astute yet modest. You don’t need a lot of flash and









fanfare, but you do value your security. Perhaps this is why family and others often depend on you. You like to be organized. In the year ahead, you will study or learn something valuable to you. Birthdate of: Warren Buffett, entrepreneur/ philanthropist; Lisa Ling, journalist; Cameron Diaz, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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ANNABLE, 2bd. full bsmt., carport, nice yard, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p. $750./mo. Available Sept.15th. 250-365-5003 E.TRAIL, 2bdrm., near Aquatic Centre. $700./mo. References. 250-362-7374 MONTROSE, small 1bd. F/S, N/P. $400./mo. Quiet renter. 250-367-7005

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Close to the elementary school, large fenced yard, new laminate Ă oors, floors, big master suite, rec room, workshop, covered patio. It has it all!




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Solid 4 bedroom, 2 bath home located on a quiet street. Lots of upgrades.

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A great family home with double garage, 3 baths and a totally redecorated interior. Call on this one today!

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BEAUTIFUL NEWER HOUSE FOR RENT IN THE SLOCAN LAKE AREA. AVAILABLE OCT 1st • 4 Bedroom-2 Bath on 2 Acres • Red Mtn. Road above SILVERTON w/ Valhalla views + quiet privacy • N/S , Open to keeping animals • 10 min. drive to Slocan Lake and Village amenities • Storage, treehouses, good access all year round • Minimum 1 Yr Lease • W/D Hookups, F/S plus Earth -Woodstove • $1250 negotiable with proper care of house, land + gardens • References Required • Secure Income Essential • Serious Inquiries Only Call: 250-362-7681 or Mobile 250-231-2174 Email: monikas_2010@


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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


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

MLS# K211181

MLS# K214923

MLS# K213643

MLS# K215314

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MLS# K212535

ce New Pri

MLS# K210143

MLS# K214253

Trail $219,900

Warfield $249,900

Trail $259,900

Montrose $199,900

Warfield $224,900

Warfield $120,000

Trail $149,000

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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om 3 Bedro

MLS# K214156

Cute 2 m Bedroo

MLS# K211022


MLS# K215394


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MLS# K210284

MLS# K207019


o 4 bedro

MLS# K212989

MLS# K215313

Trail $152,500

Warfield $59,900

Trail $169,900

Warfield $259,900

Trail $150,000

Trail $265,000

Warfield $269,900

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

Miral s Height

MLS# K212192

MLS# K212336

MLS# K214955

MLS# K213040

MLS# K213216

MLS# K205510

MLS# K214846

Trail $449,900

Fruitvale $267,000

Montrose $359,000

Fruitvale $409,000

Christina Lake $1,500,000

Fruitvale $330,000

Rossland $297,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Trail Daily Times



Rally highlights pride not protest BY MEGAN COLE Nelson Star

As Kootenay Pride prepares for it’s 16th annual festivities this weekend, Kootenay Pride president Jason Peil says this year is a celebration and thank you to the community. “In the past, it may have been necessary to have pride in protest,� he said. “There was a time when pride meant carving a space to have a safe space to be out together and comfortable in your own community.� This year marks the first year for Castlegar’s pride events, and while it may have been met by

some opposition, Peil said it is a small but loud minority. “Really Kootenay Pride is a thank you and a celebration for how amazing our community is and what a great place where you can live and work and be proud and open about yourself. In this community and in general you are faced with nothing but acceptance,� he said. “These events should be for everyone. The whole community should be proud here in this place that we come together and accept. We have diversity and we have tolerance for

each other. This is really not a protest, but a welcoming and a thank you.� In addition to the Castlegar event, Kootenay Pride is unveiling a lot of new festivities to celebrate its 16th year. Kootenay Pride has also changed its annual rally, moving away from traditional ideas of political rallies. “Our rally this year ought to be quite a change from previous rallies,� said Peil. “If anyone has ever attended a rally before and thought ‘Gee, there’s a lot of politicians and nothing else going on,’ we’ve really changed


that around. We still have the politicians, but we are limiting them.� The rally — which takes place at Cottonwood Park — will be hosted by Vancouver-based comedian and drag queen Conni Smudge who will also be hosting an impromptu drag competitions. Smudge will also be joined by other performers and a live DJ. The traditional pride parade on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Nelson’s downtown has also seen a revamp with more organizations joining the festivities than ever before.


Caroline Boag (right) of the Arlington Hotel Bar & Grill in Trail presents a cheque for $500 to Laura Farnsworth of the Trail Kidney Walk 2012. It represents the proceeds of “Kidney Day,� at the Arlington which was held there on Aug. 16. The goal is to make this an annual event prior to the Kidney Walk held in Trail.




236 Balsam Road, Fruitvale


2213 – 4th Avenue, Rossland

Peaceful and serene best describes this 1 acre parcel of and with 1996 upgraded manufactured home. The land is flat and treed with plenty of walking trails to explore. The home features an open floor plan, lots of light, tons of cabinet space, newer laminate flooring, French doors and huge sun deck.

Cozy, cute and nicely updated 2 bdrm home with laundry room and storage space in the basement. The lot is in the process of being subdivided and this home will sit on an approx 60x50 lot. Quick possession available!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Christine (250) 512-7653


OPEN HOUSE Friday, August 31 3pm-5pm


3245 Lilac Crescent, Trail



Fantastic Location!! This sunny 2 bedroom home sits on a great 60 x 100 corner lot with great views. Over 1200 sq.ft. on the main floor. Lots of windows, great garden potential and covered parking. Call Mary A (250) 521-0525



Located on one of Trail’s most beautiful blocks, this home offers 3 bdrms, huge living room, hardwood floors, and a family/ recreation room downstairs. Property offers a back yard with plenty of room for the children to run and play together with a mature garden area. Call Art (250) 368-8818

Super family home located in the friendly community of Fruitvale- 3 bdrms/2 bthrms. Great floor plan for the whole family, finished on both levels. Call your REALTORÂŽ for a viewing, you will be pleased. Call Mark (250) 231-5591


2485 LeRoi Avenue, Rossland

1740 – 2nd Avenue, Rossland

57 Moller Road, Fruitvale 1621 Cooke Avenue, Rossland


6 bdrm home with oversized 2 bay garage on 90 x 100 lot Drop by! Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Top quality 3 Bdrm/3 bath home on a 90 by 100 ft lot with in-ground sprinklers, a spacious wrap-around deck and covered patio. Several recent upgrades include new roof, garage door, thermal windows, laminate flooring and a finished basement. Huge living room/dining room and main floor laundry make this a must-see!. Call Terry 250-231-1101


1175 & 1185 Green Ave, Trail



This East Trail charmer offers very large living room, bright spacious kitchen, 2 bdrms on main, updated bathroom with jetted tub. You will love the yard with great covered patio, raised gardens, mature flower beds, underground sprinklers and back alley access to garage. This home is special, call your REALTORÂŽ to view. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Beautiful 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath home on 4.9 acres! Home features deluxe kitchen, covered deck, patio, gazebo, pasture and fencing, separate shop, and double attached garage. Call your REALTORÂŽ today.

Very well kept, bright and sunny 4bdrm home with corner fireplace, large rec room, and workshop area. New roofing in spring 2012, underground sprinkling, central air and perfect location. Call your REALTOR(R) to view.

This amazing heritage family home also operates as popular B&B. Features include amazing kitchen, office/eating area with wood stove, decor and bathroom upgrades. It is located close to town, the ski hill and trails and offers beautiful views. The B&B clientele is growing and has excellent reviews.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE For additional R ESOURCES WE DO! information Deanne Lockhart ext 41

Ron Allibone

Christine Albo

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Mark Wilson

Art Forrest ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

Cell: 250.231.0527


Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Cell: 250-231-0153

Darlene Abenante ext 23

1325 Columbia Avenue, Trail


2050 Green Road, Fruitvale

2 houses! Both are in beautiful condition and completely finished inside and out. Plenty of parking too. These would be great revenue properties or combination home and mortgage helper. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162

and photos on all of our listings, please visit

1345 Spokane Street, Rossland 3727 Woodland Drive, Trail

ext 42

Mary Amantea

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Trail Daily Times, August 29, 2012  

August 29, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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