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Flood dampens church’s coffers, food bank BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff


Hundreds of riders rolled into the Silver City on the silver anniversary of the West Kootenay Toy Run and brought an early dose of Christmas cheer to the region as they raised money and food to purchase toys for children.

Construction near the Centotaph caused a flood in Trail United Church’s basement Wednesday night, casting doubt on how one of the city’s Food Banks will be able to continue, according to diaconal minister Keith Simmonds. In a meeting around 7 p.m. a couple of church members notified administration about two overflowing toilets, a problem that continued into Thursday. “We eventually tracked that down to some work in the sewer lines behind the church which I guess had plugged the lines below the church,” Simmonds said Sunday. The church is on a hill where the sewer lines go. The lines were plugged off around the Centotaph and overflowed into the church, down the stairs and into the basement beneath the church where the food bank operates out of, said Simmonds. Although it is unclear how much damage was done, Simmonds said the insurance adjuster expects it to be over its $5,000 deductible. “We’re not sure what to expect,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of people in because we had a laminate floor in that part of the church, and that had to come out. Some of the carpet and some of the lino all had to come out on the stairs too—and there was asbestos in there.” The biggest problem for most people was the smell, but there is a lot of “people-power” trying to make

Kootenay culture cashes in on CBT currency BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

A total of 10 Greater Trail arts and culture groups were handed Columbia Basin Trust funding Friday as the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announced its latest wave of grant recipients. The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) received a total of $706,000 in funding support for the 2012–2013 season, and in turn gave five Trail groups $18,700 to complete, maintain and refine their discipline. The CKCA, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), has funded

over 160 arts, culture and heritage projects including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—that took place in the Greater Trail region as well—and The Trail Historical Society’s Trail Daily Times negative collection (to the tune of $9,000). The historical society was a double winner with a $2,770 grant for website upgrades, while the Trail Pipe Band was given $800 for drumming instruction and VISAC’s A Golden Age of Childhood was allotted $6,200. In Rossland, the Mountain Market received $2,000 for their music series, the Rossland Light Opera Players were

awarded $2,000 for 60 Years, and the Golden City Railway Model Club was given $700 for uniform shirts. The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture needed $1,300 for sound equipment and they got it, while the Rouge Centre for the Arts took home $930 for plinths and lighting. “We hope cultural organizations will start thinking about activities that will be happening between June 2013 and May 2014 and planning their applications now for the next funding cycle,” said Jacquie Hamilton, CKCA chair.

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amends—although Simmonds made a different connection. “We seem to be having an interesting juxtaposition,” he continued, “we actually have this flood coming down the stairs into our food-bank area—which is a visual representation of being inundated, and we also have a flood of people who need help. “We don’t know what it’s going to look like in terms of what the church will have to pay, and I don’t know if the City is going to take up any part of our deductible or not.” The food-bank is open for roughly three hours every Tuesday of the month, except the second Tuesday. “When we first started we had maybe 30 people,” he said. “Last October we broke 100 and last food bank day we had open, I think we had 145.”

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The shelves of the Anglican Church Food Bank were soggy after a flood soaked the basement location.

GREATER TRAIL RECIPIENTS • Trail Historical Society’s Trail Daily Times negative collection — $9,000 • The Trail Historical Society for website upgrades — $2,770 • Trail Pipe Band for drumming instruction — $800 • VISAC’s A Golden Age of Childhood — $6,200 • Rossland Mountain Market for their music series — $2,000 • Rossland Light Opera Players for 60 Years — $2,000 • Golden City Railway Model Club for uniform shirts — $700 • Rossland Council for Arts and Culture for sound equipment — $1,300 • Rouge Centre for the Arts for plinths and lighting — $930 Source: Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance


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Clockwise, from top: Toby Hillis, 5, gets friendly with new four-legged friends; Colourfully clad Rossland Light Opera player Sally Buckley helped with a fundraising bake sale; Nathaniel Poulter, 11, of Trail takes a slippery slide; Janet Marshall was just one of the many musicians who performed.

Funding helps arts across the Basin FROM PAGE 1 CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of the CBT. Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA steering committee, with input from community arts councils. The money is earmarked for a wide range of projects, including individual and group projects, master classes, major exhibitions and heritage capital projects. “Investing in arts, culture and heritage


helps sustain the artists and organizations who create the works and preserve our heritage,� said Gary Ockenden, CBT director of community engagement. CKCA funding helps individuals and organizations realize heritage projects and projects in all arts disciplines, including visual art, theatre, music, dance, media, literature and inter-arts. Throughout the region, Nelson led the way with 16 arts groups bringing home $43,000, while nine Columbia

Valley groups reaped $17,000. Creston also had nine arts and culture groups receive money, with $8,400 coming in as a result. The Arrow Lakes (Nakusp), Salmo (five groups), Castlegar (three groups), North Kootenay Lake, Cranbrook, Slocan Lake, the Slocan Valley, Fernie, Kimberley, Valemount, Golden and Sparwood all had several arts groups awarded. For a list of funded projects, visit the CKCA website at

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LOCAL Volunteering: Mir lecture series starts with truth and reconciliation A closer walk SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

BY GAIL POTTER Special to the Times

Volunteerism provides invaluable support to our communities. Volunteers do everything from making sure school children cross roads safely to delivering Meals-on-Wheels to shut-ins to providing search and rescue services. Some volunteers also choose to journey with those who are dying. There are many reasons these dedicated volunteers choose this particular and challenging area of service. Here is what they have to say about why they volunteer in palliative care: Joan I volunteer “because I know how overwhelming it can be to be facing death of a loved one and how important it can be to have somebody around with a calm presence to just know they are there whether you need to talk, get another viewpoint or just sit quietly with your own thoughts.” Heather I am a Hospice Volunteer because I believe in quality end of life care and support. Hospice Volunteers are an integral part of this quality care. It is rewarding for me to know that those who are dying are not alone when they want to be with someone. Sabine Being there in the last stage of life with someone is an absolute honor. It is one of the most real moments in life. Being able to be there for them and their family in that great time of need is a special gift given to us when we volunteer. Tom I think there is no better way to do good things for others than to be a caring presence to a person who is living his or her last days. It is a privilege to do so. It is also very satisfying, when the opportunity presents itself, to give support and comfort to the person’s loved ones. Brenda Volunteering for Hospice gives me a way to be involved with people, sometimes in a practical way, sometimes just being there. As a community we celebrate life when a child is born, and we support that new little person as they grow. Being present to a person who is moving into their last months, days and hours is just as important and is just as much a celebration or recognition of the importance of their life. Volunteering to sit with a dying person is not about ‘doing’ things for them. It is being ‘with’ them to alleviate fears, to provide an opportunity for them to talk and reminisce if they wish, or to provide gentle touch and human connection. It is also an opportunity to let family take a break and to support them in their grief and loss. As the quotes above illustrate, the benefits and rewards flow to both the dying person and to the volunteers. Would you consider becoming a Volunteer with Hospice? A training weekend is available October 26-28. Please call the Hospice Office 250-364-6204 for more details. Gail Potter is a nurse educator at Selkirk College who chairs the hospice board.

The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation of Commission of Canada will kick off the Mir Centre for Peace new lecture series season at Selkirk College this September. Justice Murray Sinclair is the first speaker of the 201213 lecture series, speaking at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar on Sept. 21 (7 p.m.) about his role in educating all Canadians about what happened in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (IRS). The commission was also tasked with documenting the stories of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Indian residential school experience. “The relationship between Aboriginal people and nonAboriginal people in Canada has suffered as a result of the Indian Residential Schools”,

Justice Murray Sinclair said Mir Centre for Peace chair, Randy Janzen. “This event is important because healing that relationship will require education, awareness, and an increased understanding of the legacy still being felt today. Canada still has a long way to go as far as understanding what happened.” The Truth and

Reconciliation Commission is headquartered in Winnipeg, but Justice Sinclair and his staff are visiting places across Canada to raise awareness and collect stories from those who were involved in the residential schools. The Commission has engaged with survivors in order to record their experience in a safe, respectful and culturally appropriate manner. A person might share his or her experience through a one-on-one interview, in a written statement, or in a public forum. Justice Sinclair was born and raised in the Selkirk area north of Winnipeg, graduating from his high school as class valedictorian and athlete of the year in 1968. He attended the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba and in 1979 graduated from the Faculty

of Law at the University of Manitoba. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1980 and was known for his representation of Aboriginal people and his knowledge of Aboriginal legal issues. He has been awarded a National Aboriginal Achievement award in addition to many other community service awards, as well as honourary degrees from the University of Manitoba, and the University of Ottawa. He is an adjunct professor of law and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba. Tickets are $16 adults, $13 students and seniors and are available at Selkirk College bookstores, (365-1281), Otter Books in Nelson and at the door. For more information, call 365-1234.



There was no Goldilocks and no porridge waiting for this trio of bruins as they clambered up to the roadside of the aptly named Black Bear Road on the weekend in the Beaver Valley.

Food bank future remains uncertain FROM PAGE 1 The area where the food bank operates out of is on a slightly lower level than the rest of the basement and most of the sewage flowed in that direction, but it didn’t disrupt any scheduled events. “We had a funeral and a wedding on Saturday and a church service Sunday, and they just have great big fans and humidifiers running in the basement with windows and

doors open,” Simmonds said. “The church smelled fine so we just had our services and continued on.” Simmonds said the situation could’ve been worse, if the City’s trucks did not begin pumping out the sewage, but remains unclear about whose bill it will be. It is doubtful whether the area will be restored well enough to continue with next Tuesday’s food-bank.

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Body found in suitcase Police say that as many as 100 officers from as far away as Beijing tried to find out who was responsible for the death of a woman whose remains were found in a suitcase. Police say Lianjie Guo went missing from Richmond in June, and her remains were discovered on Harwood Island, near Powell River, in July. Her son, Yuan Xi Tang, is charged with first degree murder and counselling to commit an indictable offence. The cause of death has not yet been released by police who say the suspect is due to appear in court next week.

Halibut fish fight Commercial halibut fishermen are calling for a stable share of the total catch, just as the recreational season comes to a close tomorrow. Fisheries and Oceans spokesman Dan Bate say catch estimates indicate the recreational fishery’s allocation will be achieved by early September. That allocation was set at 15 per cent of the entire fishery in February, with 85 per cent going to the commercial sector. Chris Sporer of the Pacific Halibut Management Association says commercial boats are a source of food, are strictly monitored, and contribute significantly to the economy.

OTTAWA - Canadian soldiers got an up-close look at bomb-detecting dolphins during a military training exercise with the Americans off the coast of British Columbia, a newly released document shows. The U.S. navy brought four bottlenose dolphins and a small support team to Esquimalt, B.C., last year to practise antimine tactics as part of Exercise Trident Fury. The large-scale training operation took place in May 2011 and involved the armed forces and coast guards of Canada and the United States. A briefing note to the chief of maritime staff described the exercise as a rare opportunity for the Canadian military to gain valuable experience working with the animals - something it currently does not do. “Canada has no similar programme for the conduct of mine counter-measures


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the provincial government’s attempt to offer extra cash to teachers whose classes exceed size limits. The Ministry of Education is proposing to pay teachers an extra $2,500 per year per student in excess of 30 in Grades 4-7, and an extra $312 per student in excess of 30 in some secondary school courses. In the Central Okanagan, the school district said it will do everything it can to avoid oversize classes. “We have to go through a bit of a process now during the month of September

to balance classes and to make sure that we have as many under 30 as we possibly can,� said superintendent Hugh Gloster, with the Central Okanagan school district. Gloster said the legislation is straight forward: there is a formula used to determine compensation for teachers. “If you go over 30 at any point during the month, then a teacher is potentially eligible for compensation. And they can take it in a variety of different ways, whether it is in prep time or pro-d (profes-

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sional development) or classroom supplies and equipment or additional pay,� he explained. There will be some exceptions, mostly at the secondary level, Gloster added. “I doubt that we would have any classes or many classes, certainly, at the elementary or middle school level affected by this. “We will have a few - specialty situations at the secondary level, where, for example, say in a French immersion class, where it wouldn’t make sense to have two sections when you are over by one student.� Alice Rees, president of the Central Okanagan Teachers’ Association, was unavailable for comment last week. Susan Lambert, president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation,

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Growing number of stolen ID cards used to obtain passports: RCMP BY WILL CAMPBELL THE CANADIAN PRESS

Criminals are increasingly using stolen social insurance numbers and doctored birth certificates to obtain legitimate driver’s licences and passports, an internal RCMP report says. And by leveraging pilfered or forged identity markers into higher-value IDs, criminals can sidestep tough anti-counterfeiting features built into government-issued identity documents, including a pending upgrade of passports with biometric chips. “Identities are being overtaken, altered or created, facilitating a number of other crimes, including many variations of fraud, typically for financial gain or to conceal a

true identity,� says the March 2011 report prepared by the RCMP’s criminal intelligence division. It points to a rising use of “breeder� documents - identity records such as social insurance numbers, birth or citizenship certificates - that are stolen, tampered with or falsified, then used to sign up for credit cards or valid forms of identity. The report suggests Ottawa’s recent move to stop issuing SIN cards, instead sending the information in a letter, may not hinder identity thieves who skim someone’s mail or pick through their garbage looking for the nine-digit number. The report says the failure of governments to cross-check the authenticity of

personal documents used in applications allows fraudsters to stitch together a “synthetic� identity, often combining a stolen social insurance number or altered birth certificate with a made-up name and date of birth. That means a social insurance number can be successfully paired with an entirely different name on a government application form, since the two are not routinely checked for a match, it says. And online applications make it easier for criminals to avoid face-to-face interactions when committing identity fraud, the report notes. Though obtaining credit cards is the number 1 goal for fraudsters, they’re also exploiting gaps in the way numerous offi-

cial identity documents are issued - or using existing cards with no security features or photo - to acquire a federal passport or provincial driver’s license, according to the RCMP research. “There are too many ID cards/documents in circulation. More documents lead to more standards, which opens the door to more fraud,� the report says, adding organized crime groups seize upon identityprotection shortfalls. A censored copy of the report obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act does not contain statistics on how common the fraud tactic is, but estimates suggest it is growing rapidly along with other forms of identity crime.

Sinkhole erodes patience in nation’s capital Are you a BY JENNIFER DITCHBURN THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA - Canadians who have grumbled at tax or election time about Ottawa being a big sinkhole may well have been on to something. The cavernous pit that suddenly appeared out of nowhere in the nation’s capital last week didn’t swallow political promises or federal tax dollars not yet, anyway. But it did gulp down - and even seem to digest - a small car. Juan Pedro Unger’s Hyundai Accent went headlights first into the hole, leaving him suspended by his seatbelt. Only the car’s back bumper showed above the rim of the chasm - sort of like the cars in Hollywood movies about earthquakes. One of the capital’s main traffic arteries, Highway 174, has been closed since then, wreaking commuter havoc. “There were two big gaps with water flowing into them like a river was forming, and completely pitch black under it,� Unger told CBC Radio about what he saw. Luckily, he wasn’t seriously hurt. But suburbanites unaccustomed to the hours-long, soulcrushing commutes of, say, Toronto or Montreal, are losing their patience. Between 9,000-11,000 Ottawa residents drive on that area of highway each afternoon rush hour. “We’ve been promoting the idea of employees working staggered hours, if any employee could start work earlier and finish earlier, that’s definitely the best thing,� said city councillor Bob Monette, whose ward sits in the eye of the storm. “We’re also encouraging if their employer is 5)&,005&/":n4 05& &/":n4 0/-:

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anadians have rightly deplored the harshness of the two-year prison sentence imposed on Pussy Riot members by a Russian court following the group’s political protest in a Moscow church. But our smugness in thinking that nothing like this could happen in Canada is sadly unwarranted. Something similar already has happened in Canada. However, the subject matter of the Canadian man’s protest was even more politically incorrect than Pussy Riot’s criticism of Vladimir Putin; consequently, his draconian treatment has met with virtual silence in the media. The victim of this treatment is Bruce Montague of Kenora, Ontario. Ten years ago, he was a firearms dealer and manufacturer with all the necessary licences and permits. However, he had long deplored the complex licensing and gun registration laws that came into effect with the notorious Bill C-68 (the Firearms Act) in 1995. He believed the law violated his constitutional rights. Montague joined a protest group called Canadian


SELICK Troy Media Unlicenced Firearms Owners Association. Then, putting his convictions to the ultimate test, he allowed his firearms business licence to expire in November, 2002 and his Firearms Acquisition Certificate in November, 2003. He then carried on with his gunsmith business. Had he applied instead to renew his licences, they would undoubtedly have been renewed. Until then, he had never been in trouble with the law. In fact, he was the gunsmith patronized by the local police. But underestimating the viciousness of a state that finds itself defied, Montague decided to become the poster-boy protester against unnecessary firearms paperwork. His goal was to challenge the constitutionality of the law

in court. For about two years, Montague deliberately tweaked the authorities’ noses, daring them to lay charges against him. He even marched on Parliament Hill with an unregistered firearm in his hand. Nothing happened. But finally, while attending a gun show with his 12-year-old daughter, he was arrested by half a dozen OPP officers and hustled off to jail. He was charged with 12 different offences in 53 counts. His constitutional arguments against the validity of the law were rejected by two levels of Ontario courts, and leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was denied. After a jury trial, Montague was acquitted on 27 charges and convicted on 26. Not a single conviction involved any violence or threat of violence. Not a single person was ever harmed, threatened, confronted, or even scared by him. Most of the charges involved failing to have a licence. In an unprecedented move, the jury foreman asked to testify at Montague’s sentencing hearing. The prosecutor objected, probably sus-

pecting that the foreman would advocate leniency for this paperwork criminal. The judge forbade the foreman to speak. It’s illegal in Canada for jurors to reveal what went on during their deliberations, so we’ll probably never know. However, for merely failing to comply with regulations, Montague was sentenced to 18 months’ incarceration, followed by 90 days’ imprisonment in the community, plus one year’s probation. He is permanently forbidden from owning firearms, thus ending his gunsmithing career. His combined jail terms were almost as long as Pussy Riot’s - and like those Russian rebels, he never did anything other than defy the state. Indeed, when he appealed the length of his sentence to the Ontario Court of Appeal, the court cited “his deliberate defiance of the law” as one of their reasons for upholding the sentence. Montague has now served his full prison sentences. His probation will end in January. But adding insult to injury, the province of Ontario has now brought a civil suit against him under the Civil Remedies Act, claiming

the right to seize his home - which also housed his gunsmith shop - as either an “instrument of crime” or “proceeds of crime”. Having already taken almost two years of this man’s life when he has never been shown to have hurt a fly, having also taken his livelihood, the state now wants to crush him completely by taking the only significant asset he has left. Last fall, Ontario prosecutors sent him a written offer to settle the property forfeiture lawsuit. They’d let him keep his house provided he paid them $50,000 and agreed to a gag order that would prevent him from disclosing the terms of the settlement. In a telephone interview, Montague told me that he and his family had built that house themselves, long before he became a protester. He said he’d “rather die than have them take this house or extort money from me.” Why isn’t this grossly disproportionate persecution of a protester making headlines across Canada and around the world? Karen Selick is the litigation director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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Climate change controversey? To the Editor: I haven’t lived in Trail all that long, but, in reading your letters page, I’ve come to understand that convincing some writers that humans have a part in climate change is about as likely as convincing others that our current MP is doing a good job, or that our MLA belongs to the right party. I’ve had the opportunity to hear from people who are actually studying the world’s oceans, and I worked in industry long enough to remember the supporters of asbestos and the naysayers of acid rain quite clearly. I don’t think I lived in denial myself, just took my paycheque and trusted that someday we’d get things right. And things are getting better. You can hang the clothes out to dry on an overcast day and trust that the rain, if it comes, won’t eat holes in your undies. Not anymore. Well, except maybe if you’re a shell fish, or a coral reef, or a plankton. Then, according to the folk I’m hearing from, their undies aren’t doing so well. As the uptake of the oceans increases they

become more acidic and life as we know it begins to die. If enough life dies in the ocean, we die along with it. Or our kids do. Now maybe the scientists and biologists and the folk who study the oceans are wrong about the cause of the problem. Maybe the folk who deny their conclusions are right this time. But what do we lose by cleaning up our emissions, taking the bus or the bike or the train a bit more, or finding other sources of energy? Call me a gullible dupe if you like, but my memory carries the truth of rotted clothing, fresh from the line. I have sat by too many friends whose exposure to harmless asbestos or silica or cedar has taken away too much. I’d rather err on the side of caution, do what I can and look foolish to my grandchildren for believing I was protecting their lives, than light up another cigarette, “Because we’re all gonna die anyway.” But maybe that’s just me. And mine. Keith Simmonds, Trail


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PEOPLE OBITUARIES BENZER, JOE (JOSEPH NICKOLAUS) — We are sad to announce the passing of Joe (Joseph Nickolaus) Benzer in Merritt, on September 5, 2012, at the age of 82 years. Joe was born and took all his schooling in Kelowna. He moved with his parents to Merritt in 1951. He was trained as an Electrician by his Dad and later joined the IBEW where he worked for the rest of his career. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and travelled much of the Province working at different B.C. sites. He retired to Kamloops, and returned to Merritt when he needed more care. Joe enjoyed swimming and paddling in the war canoe races at the Kelowna Regatta. He was one of the first people to swim across Okanagan Lake, a distance of over a kilometre. He enjoyed the outdoors, participating in hunting and fishing. He was involved in Boy Scouting, rising to a Troop Leader. Although Joe never married, he was very much a part of our families. He was especially loved by his nieces and nephews, who he used to take out for breakfast whenever they were all together. They would stop to have a visit with him anytime they went through Merritt. He was predeceased by his parents Nick and Liz, and brother Bill. He is survived by his brothers, Ernie (Kaye) in Kelowna, Art (Gail) in Montrose, sister-in-law Sybil in Terrace, and his eleven nieces and nephews and their families, also three great, great nieces. He will be missed by all the family. A special thank you to Maurice Mathieu for being a wonderful friend to Joe, visiting often, taking him out, and doing any shopping for him. You were a huge part of his life the last few years that he lived in Merritt. Also thank you to the staff at Nicola Meadows, where he lived until he needed more care. You were awesome to him, teasing and helping him and practicing “Tough Love”. The last few months at Gillis House were made so much easier because of the very caring staff there. A special thanks to Dr. Van Der Merwe. Merritt Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Joe’s ashes will be put in his father’s grave in Merritt, B.C. A marker will be added to match his mother’s and dad’s. There was a service at Gillis House on Sunday, September 9, at 1:30 pm. Nicola Meadows is having a Celebration of Life tea in memory of Joe on Saturday, September 15, from 2 to 4 pm. All are welcome. Come and bring your stories about Joe. *** DEMORE, RAYMOND DEAN — passed peacefully at the Elk Valley Hospital on August 31, 2012 after a gradual decline in health, supported by family and caregivers during the last days of his life. Raymond was born in Trail, BC on April 8, 1935 to parents Lou and Evalyn Demore. In May 2012 Raymond moved from Olds, AB to Fernie to be closer to family. Raymond is survived by his children: Rick Demore, Theresa Cox and Cathy (Ranier) Korn; grandchildren JD, Shantelle, Cole, Shawneil, Lynn, Mike, Danny, Michelle, Tammy, Ryan, Braden and Jordan; 4 great grandchildren and brothers Don (Alice) and Dave (Noella). He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Bonnie and his brother Jim. The Memorial Service was held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Saturday, September 8th. Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2218 Fernie, BC V0B 1M0. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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Billy Talent singer Ben Kowalewicz performs on the Plains of Abraham Saturday, July 17, 2010 as part of the Quebec Summer Festival in Quebec City. Billy Talent has flourished while others in the music industry have floundered these past few years, and singer Kowalewicz has a theory as to why that is. There simply aren\’t that many good rock bands at the moment, he says. BY NICK PATCH



illy Talent has flourished while others in the music industry have floundered these past few years, and singer Ben Kowalewicz has a theory as to why that is. There simply aren’t that many good rock bands at the moment, he says. “Rock music is at a low right now, you know what I mean?” Kowalewicz said in a recent interview from Belgium. “I kind of feel like we’re in the late ‘80s, early ‘90s, where it was the same thing... And all of a sudden, you have bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine and Tool and Offspring and Green Day and the Beastie Boys, all this stuff, and it was this tidal wave that just destroyed everything that was going on. “I feel like there’s something that’s going to happen musically that’s going to rival that. There’s going to be this huge resurgence and people going to see rock ‘n’ roll shows and feeling that connection.” In the meantime, Kowalewicz and co. are happy to keep giving fans their fix of adrenalized aggression, the latest dose coming in the form of the band’s fifth studio album, “Dead Silence.” Produced by the band’s guitarist and lead songwriter Ian D’Sa, the record features the sort of breathless intensity that’s become its calling card. But as they logged long hours in the studio, the quartet pushed one another further and further - to the point where Kowalewicz said he managed to raise his voice higher than ever before. “Ian’s the main songwriter of the band and he came up with all these ideas, and it just happened that the melodies ... were definitely in a higher register,” he said. “We worked pretty closely together, so if there’s something that’s absolutely unattainable - like Sebastian Bach style - then I tell him I can’t do it.” Some of the album’s righteous rage was inspired by what Kowalewicz describes as increasingly dire political and environmental circumstances that people seem to be working harder than ever to ignore, hence the rallying cry perva-

sive in songs like “Man Alive!” While most of the record is powered by the pummelling, pile-driving riffs the band is known for, there are diversions most notably, the mannered, tuneful lovesick pop of “Stand Up and Run.” “I was like, is this a little too weird? Is this a little too left of centre for us?” Kowalewicz said of the song, which he compared to ‘50s pop. Indeed, the Mississauga, Ont., band seems newly able to shrug off such moments of self-doubt. While Billy Talent has long been a commercial success - each of the group’s last three albums has been certified multi-platinum in Canada - Kowalewicz noticed a skepticism among some listeners, who perhaps dismissed the band as another sludge-slinging radio act. He says Billy Talent has gradually won some of those people over. “I think perhaps there was a stigma that surrounded our band for a long time - and that’s kind of lifting,” he said. “People just see we want to write good songs. We try to be the best people we can be. We’re just four normal dudes writing rock songs. “And I think people can see there’s an honesty and a realness behind the band. We don’t mean anybody any harm.... We’re definitely really fortunate. There’s not a day that goes by that we’re not even more appreciative.” Especially after a medical scare in February that forced drummer Aaron Solowoniuk to undergo open-heart surgery. While it was a success, Kowalewicz called the incident a “big uppercut.” After all, the members of Billy Talent have been playing together since high-school. They’ve been a band - and close friends - for almost 20 years. “We’ve just grown up together, right?” Kowalewicz said, praising the band’s internal harmony. “When you’ve grown up, you get to know their ins and outs and what makes them tick. I think we’ve also been really good - we don’t air our dirty laundry out in front of people. If we have a problem, we sit in a room together and discuss it. “We just kind of have a really nice way of dealing with each other and communicating with each other.”

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The Trail Smoke Eaters opened its season on Saturday at Prospera Place in Chilliwack, but it was anything but prosperous. Trail was greeted rudely by former Smoke Eater coach Jim Ingram and the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the inaugural BCHL Showcase, that saw all teams face off in a two games series. The Caps broke open a close 3-1 game by scoring five goals in the third period to roll to an 8-1 victory. Cowichan Valley took advantage of Trail penalties, scoring four times with the man advantage including a shorthanded goal in the third. Keyler Bruce put the Capitals on the board with the lone goal of the first period, but Cowichan quickly went up 3-0 early in the second on goals by Eli Jarvis and Jarrett Brown. Trail replied mid-way through the frame when captain Garrett McMullen finished a nice pass from Brent Baltus. Undisciplined penalties put the brakes on any momentum the Smokies may have gained off McMullen’s marker. A Trail high-sticking minor less than three minutes into the third, soon made it 4-1 Caps and they followed that with a short-handed goal at the 14:44 mark that sent starter Lyndon Stanwood to the bench in favour of Braedon Krogfoss, but that didn’t stop Cowichan from adding two more PP markers and an even strength goal. Cowichan special teams ruled the day as they converted four of eight power-play chances while their penalty killing unit held the Smokes to just one goal on seven power-play opportunities. Cowichan Valley outshot the Smokies 38 to 29 including an 18 shot barrage in the third. After Cowichan lost to the Surrey Eagles in seven games in the opening round of the playoffs last year, Ingram has added some punch to this season’s lineup with the additions of forward Ryan Hanes from the Kamloops Blazers and Corey Scammon who has committed to the University of Massachusettes, as well as former major junior forwards Matt Grant and Mikael Jung. The Smokies played Merritt Centennials at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, but the final score was not available at press time. JIM BAILEY PHOTOS

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Youth bowling programs ready to roll BY JIM BAILEY

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Glenmerry Bowl has the pins all set up and is looking for bowlers ready to roll into its new season. Glenmerry Bowl, in conjunction with Youth Bowling Canada, is particularly interested in getting beginner bowlers involved in its programs. YBC was launched in 1963 by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of Canada and has developed youngsters into top players across the country. The focus is on creating a fun and healthy environment where all kids play regardless of ability. For those looking to more competitive bowling, the YBC offers the Four Steps to Stardom, a championship event which begins at the house level and progresses through regional, provincial and eventu-

ally the YBC National Championships. Every Saturday youth from ages 5-10 are invited to the bowling alley in Glenmerry at 10 a.m. to have fun on the lanes. Then on Sundays the young adult league starts at 5:30 p.m. with the seniors (age 15-19) and junior (11-14) knocking down pins. An even greater incentive for young bowlers to get started, is a scholarship program offered by the bowling proprietors of B.C. “There’s been some really good kids stay with the program,” said Glenmerry Bowl owner Ron Sandnes. “What they do, the kids apply and they get sent from the (bowling) houses of British Columbia . . . and then the bowling proprietors office makes the selection, based mostly on their scholastic but also on their competi-

tion and how they’ve done over their late years in bowling - if they’ve made it to zones, provincials, or nationals.” Last year, Trail bowler Jeffery Horan received the scholarship while Curtis Flack won it in 2011. Sandnes says the younger the kids get into the game, the longer they tend to stay with it. “A lot of the kids that started at 5 years old are now in junior or senior.” Glenmerry Bowl also offers In-house tournaments throughout the season to help get beginner bowlers familiar with tournament competition. All bowlers are handicapped - to make a level bowling lane - so even a novice can win. Registration for youth bowling goes until Friday; call 368-6211 to register.

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Davidson commits TRAIL -The Trail Smoke Eaters announced the commitment of 17 year-old forward Scott Davidson to NCAA Division I Quinnipiac University for the 2014-15 hockey season on Friday. Davidson, a native of Trail, is entering his first year in the BCHL after missing most of the 2011-12 season with an injury. As a 16 year-old, Davidson scored 5 goals and 14 points in 11 regular-season games with the Junior “B” Beaver Valley Nitehawks, adding 6 points in 13 postseason appearances as part of Beaver Valley’s 2012 KIJHL championship run. In four pre-season appearances this year with Trail, Davidson tal-

lied 7 assists including a 5-point effort Sept. 1 against the Merritt Centennials, and collected his first point Saturday, as he helped set up the Smoke Eaters only goal in an 8-1 loss to Cowichan Valley. “We’re extremely excited to have a player commit to college this early in the season,” stated Smoke Eaters head coach/general manager Bill Birks. “It’s all the more special to us and I’m sure to our fans that a local kid on our roster gets to take advantage of a great opportunity with Quinnipiac. “He’s had a great pre-season and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do with our club as we get ready for the regular season,” Birks added.


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CARMEL, Ind. - Rory McIlroy beat the strongest leaderboard in golf this year Sunday in the BMW Championship and joined some elite company. McIlroy made back-to-back birdies around the turn to emerge from a four-way tie and seize control at Crooked Stick. He closed with a 5-under 67, making his only bogey on the final hole when it no longer mattered, for a two-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood. Everyone knew the Boy Wonder from Ireland was a special player when he won the U.S. Open last summer with a record score. The last month has established him as the dominant player in golf, with three wins in four tournaments loaded with the best players - the PGA Championship and two FedEx Cup playoff events. McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, and with his sixth career win, he joined Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win at least six times at age 23. “I didn’t think everything would happen so quickly, but I’m on a good run at the minute and I want to keep it going as long as I can,” McIlroy said. Mickelson and Westwood tried to chase him down on the back nine at Crooked Stick, only to mistakes when they couldn’t afford any. Westwood, who lost to McIlroy in the semifinals



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of the Match Play Championship in February, caught him with a birdie on the par-3 13th. But the weak area of his game showed up at the wrong time - a poor chip on the 14th for bogey, another pedestrian chip on the par-5 15th that led to par. He wound up with a 69. “I played with him when he was 13, and you could see it then,” Westwood said. “He’s just maturing all the time, as he will do. And he’s a very, very good player. Mickelson, tied for the lead going into the final round, was one shot behind when his approach flew the green on No. 12 and he had to scramble for bogey. Mickelson made back-to-back birdies late in the round to get within two shots of the lead, but he badly missed a 3-foot par putt on the 17th to fall three shots behind. He closed with a 70. Woods was never seriously in the mix. Five shots behind with seven holes to play, he made three late birdies and shot 68 to tie for fourth with Robert Garrigus (69). Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot a finalround 75 to finish 15 strokes back in a four-way tie for 37th. McIlroy’s work is not done. He is the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale in two weeks at East Lake, but any of the top five seeds can win the Tour Championship and capture the FedEx Cup with its $10 million bonus. The other four seeds are Woods, Nick Watney, Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker. “Rory is putting on a show out there,” Woods said. “And we’ve got one more tournament.” Any of the top 30 players who advanced to the Tour Championship have a mathematical shot at winning the $10 million prize. One guy who won’t have that opportunity is Vijay Singh, who started the final round tied for the lead with Mickelson. The 49-year-old Fijian fell apart on the back nine with three bogeys in a four-hole stretch to fall out of the top 30. A birdie on the final hole gave Singh a 73, but by then it was too late. McIlroy finished on 20-under 268 and earned $1.44 million, pushing him to over $7.8 million for the season to effectively lock up the money title and all but assure being voted by his peers as the PGA Tour player of the year. He has four wins on tour this year - one more than Woods - and that includes a record eight-shot win at the PGA Championship.


Performers arrive in the Olympic Stadium on top of strange sculptured vehicles are seen during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9 in London.

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LONDON - With more countries more serious about winning medals in Paralympic sport, Canada tumbled down the rankings in London. The stated objective of a top-eight finish in gold medals won at the 2012 Paralympic Games proved too ambitious for Canada. Seven gold medals was well below the 19 won four years ago in Beijing. Canada ranked 20th among 166 countries in London. “While we’re extremely proud of our athletes, not reaching our target is something we take very seriously,” Canadian Paralympic Committee chief executive officer Henry Storgaard said Sunday at a closing news conference. “It means a


Countries such as Russia, Iran, Poland, Spain, France and Ireland moved passed Canada at these Games. To build the depth required to compete with the world at the Paralympic Games, the CPC has launched an aggressive recruitment and development campaign to widen the pool of athletes. “Other countries have tens of million of people with disabilities and can afford to throw numbers at the challenge,” said CPC executive director of sport Rob Needham. “If we’re going to be competitive and get back to where we want to be in the podium standings, we need to be reaching a vastly higher percentage of our people with disabilities and really looking to remove the barriers to participation.”

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-- Monday, Sept. 10 -- to show support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one and for the survivors of suicide. Please ask your readers for their kind support in lighting a candle and, if they are in distress, to call a helpline or crisis center. This information can be found on our website at Thank you. -- Lanny Berman, Ph.D., ABPP, President, International Association for Suicide Prevention Dear Dr. Berman: We appreciate the opportunity to tell our readers about World Suicide Prevention Day. We hope they will light a candle near a window (although please not near flammable drapes or blinds) and remember those who have died. We also hope those in need will check your website. Dear Annie: I have been invited to the wedding of my co-worker’s daughter, whom

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Dear Annie: On September 10th, people throughout the world will be observing World Suicide Prevention Day, an annual event co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined. These figures do not include suicide attempts, which may be up to 20 times the number of deaths. The economic costs associated with selfinflicted death or injuries are estimated to be in the billions of dollars a year. The psychological and social impact of suicide on the family

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relations with family members, especially older ones, are a bit tense today. Knowing this ahead of time, don’t push your luck. Keep your head down and your powder dry. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s easy to fall into worry mode today. Just remember the saying: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might be disappointed in your finances today. Maybe nothing has changed since yesterday except that you feel your glass is halfempty instead of half-full. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon is in your sign today, but it is dancing with harsh, stern Saturn. This casts everything in a pessi-

mistic light. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The best way to handle the energy of today is to work alone and keep working. If you are diligent and persevering, you won’t get hung up on trivial, troublesome details. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Someone in a group situation might rain on your parade today. They’re critical of whatever you’re trying to do. Don’t take this personally -- many people are discouraged today. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a poor day to ask for approval or permission, because bosses, parents and people in authority are unwilling to cooperate. Instead, their answer will be, “Talk to the hand!” SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Study seems challenging today. Furthermore, rules

and regulations might curtail your hopes to travel or explore new ideas. It appears you have to toe the line. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is not a good day to sit down and divide something or decide how to share something. Someone will be unhappy, because people are stingy. (Ouch.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel obligated

to a friend or partner today. And in a sense, it’s true: You have to go more than halfway when dealing with others, because the Moon today is opposite your sign. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Tackle routine, ordinary work that requires concentration on details. This is the best way to deal with today. It’s not a glamorous day; it’s a day for steady work. (Ho-hum.)

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Children might feel like an increased responsibility today. Similarly, it’s hard to find joy in romance or the entertainment world. Today is just plain vanilla. YOU BORN TODAY You live by your own rules. You’re opinionated, but you want to be free. You often make big decisions that change your life. You are fond of children because you are a nurturer.









You also can be highly dramatic! In the year ahead, you will make a conscious choice to learn or study something important. (Your rewards soon will follow.) Birthdate of: Tyler Hoechlin, actor; Laura Wright, actress; Paul Mayeda Berges, screenwriter/director. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543

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IN JANUARY I was headed up to the Rock Cut when my car got stuck in the snow. The people that came out I asked to help me. They had to carry me down the hill, and I would like to thank them. If you guys are reading this, please give me a call at 250-521-0998.

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4 bdrm, 3 bedroom 2 bathhalf updated spacious duplex close to thehome. elementary Affordable school. Great & perfect starter or for a large family. $110,000 $165,000investment. $129,900

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Fruitvale Fruitvale


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Stunning home and A terrific 3 bdrm acreage in a beautiful full basement home location on Columbia at a great price on Gardens Road.lot 10in Acres a fantastic of horse property with a super location. aNew gorgeous 4 bedroom kitchen, good house and large shop. parking!

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250-368-5000 Trail Montrose


$159,900 $209,000 D RE


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This 4 bdrm, 2 bath home$379,000 sits on a 1/4 acre site. Super Fruitvale property w/ swimming What a find! A quality built 4pool, levelgorgeous split on a 1.89 hotplan, tub.great acre site. Great room sizes, gardens, great floor this one out! $295,000 home and land package. CallCheck on this one! E


Emerald Glenmerry Ridge Awesome location,

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Lovingly remembered, Mom & Dad

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‘Better than new’ describes this 4 bdrm quality home on an unbelievable lot in Miral Heights. Beautiful Ànishing inside & out.

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Help Wanted

Currently there is a career opportunity in Trail, BC for a:

WAREHOUSE SUPPORT BRANCH Reporting to the Branch Manager, you will be responsible for performing tasks according to documented quality system procedures and loading/unloading delivery vehicles, verifying merchandise with documents. You will also be required to ďŹ ll, package and verify customer orders from stock and deliver to the shipping area. You will be responsible for counting all packaged pieces and pallets and ensuring vehicle is loaded, in a safe manner, with the correct shipment. You will observe safety policies and procedures of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and any other pertinent legislation. You will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the warehouse and performing other branch support duties including delivery driving and/or customer service as required. Completion of a high school diploma, or the equivalent work experience, and the ability lift to up to 60 lbs. on a regular basis are essential. You are able to prioritize tasks and complete them in an accurate and timely manner. You have basic math proďŹ ciency along with the ability to read and write English. Your proven customer service skills and good telephone manners are coupled with the ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced, computerized, team environment. Previous warehousing experience would be an asset as would knowledge of the handling of dangerous goods and WHMIS regulations. The successful candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compensation package will include a competitive salary, a comprehensive beneďŹ ts package and excellent potential for career advancement. Applicants are to forward their resume by Sept 14th to: Acklands-Grainger Inc. Attn: Scott Macready Email Address: Fax Number: 250-364-2527 Mailing Address: 3010 Hwy Drive, Trail, BC V1R 2T3






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Best Western Plus in Trail is seeking to hire

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

We are currently recruiting casual positions with the potential to be permanent positions.

Servers/ Bartenders Apply at the front desk in person Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Valid ID and Serving It Right required.

Caretakers/ Residential Managers LIVE-IN Manager for Self Storage Warehouse in South Surrey. Couple preferred. Generous salary plus two bdrm apartment. Send resumes and cover letter to:

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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 TEMPORARY FULL-TIME care aid position available immediately. For more info call 250-231-5033. Email

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We require a LUBE TECHNICIAN or 1st/2nd year Apprentice to work in a fast paced shop. Must be reliable and hardworking.

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By shopping local you support local people.

Please send or email resume with complete prior job history and references to: Carlos DeFrias or Marc Cabana Champion Chevrolet 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3

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is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See for information about the Press Council.

Trades, Technical


Financial Services

To apply, please go to our website or fax resume to (1)-250-352-0056 WANETA PLAZA is seeking a motivated individual to ďŹ ll a casual/ part time janitor position. Detailed information about this employment opportunity is available by request; please call 250-368-5202. Applications will be received until Sept.14/12. Waneta Plaza thanks all applicants, and will only reply to those selected for an interview.

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Labourers WANTED Enthusiastic labourers for demolition project. Must have own vehicle and valid drivers license. Please email resume to

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Homes in Regina and Saskatoon, SK are looking for subcontractor framers to join our team! If you are looking for competitive pay, a fast paced environment and you are willing to relocate, please contact


No agency solicitation or phone calls please.

For all positions you must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends, have WHMIS, TB Test & provide a Physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clearance note. Successful candidates will undergo a Criminal Record Clearance.

**WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL DAILY TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

Acklands - Grainger Inc. ensures equality in the recruitment and selection process by making employment decisions based on qualiďŹ cations, relevant experience, knowledge and capability, demonstrated skills and accomplishments. We thank you in advance for considering Acklands - Grainger Inc., but only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

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DISPATCHER Sutco Contracting Ltd. has a position open for a dispatcher. In this role you will be responsible for dispatching and monitoring our ďŹ&#x201A;eet operations, inclusive of monitoring hours of service, vehicle movement, customer requirements, and dealing with driver issues. Experience in the trucking industry is preferred, however entry level candidates with good attitude, computer literate and able to work days and evening shifts. The position offers competitive salary (deďŹ ned with experience) extended beneďŹ ts,modern work environment and pension eligibility after 1 yr service. Resumes can be faxed 250-357-2009, enquiries 250-357-2612 Ext: 230

Volunteers ARE YOU looking for a meaningful volunteership? If so, please call the Crisis Line for more info. 250-364-0274 or email:

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

Garden & Lawn Siddall Garden Services


250.364.1005 Houses For Sale

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


MLS# K215313

Sat, Sept 8, 2012MLS# 11-1pm K213216 845 Burns Christina LakeAvenue $1,500,000 WarďŹ eld $269,900 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Host: Fred

MLS# K215569

Sat, Sept 8, 2012 MLS# 1-3pm K214516 620 Dickens Street Fruitvale $499,000 WarďŹ eld $159,900 Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

nd Rossla Beauty

Host: Patty

MLS# K214923

Sat, Sept 8, 2012 11-1pm MLS# K213040 806 Wordsworth Ave Fruitvale $409,000 WarďŹ eld $249,900 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

MLS# K215313 K205510

MLS# K213040 K205510

MLS# K211391 K210797

Trail $479,000 Montrose $359,000

Fruitvale $409,000 $330,000

Rossland Fruitvale $359,900 $329,900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Rob Burrus Burrus 250-231-4420 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

s 2 Suite

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MLS# K214846 K214955


K211391 MLS# K213216

Rossland Christina Lake$359,900 $1,500,000

MLS# K212989 K214846

MLS# K215314

See! A Must

MLS# K206097 K214923

K215536 MLS# K211181

MLS# K215394 K211181

Rossland Montrose $297,000 $359,000

WarďŹ eld $269,900 Fruitvale $330,000

Trail $265,000 Rossland $297,000

Trail Trail $259,900

WarďŹ eld $249,900 Trail $226,000

Renata $249,000 Trail $219,900

Trail $169,000 $219,900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty 250-231-4490 GerryLeclerc-Zanet McCasky 250-231-0900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420 Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred McCasky Behrens 250-368-1268 Gerry 250-231-0900

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MLS# K214881 K214156

MLS# K205620 K214881

MLS# K215569 K214582

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roo 2+ Bed

K214620 MLS# K214922

K214922 MLS# K204267

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Trail $152,500 $139,900

Trail Trail $169,000 $139,900

WarďŹ eld $159,900 Trail $129,900

Trail $145,000 WarďŹ eld $120,000

$123,500 Trail $119,500

Trail $105,000 $119,500 Trail

Fruitvale $104,000

Fred Behrens Gerry McCasky250-368-1268 250-231-0900

FredLeclerc-Zanet Behrens 250-368-1268 Patty 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred McCasky Behrens 250-368-1268 Gerry 250-231-0900

Rob Behrens Burrus 250-231-4420 Fred 250-368-1268

Fred McCasky Behrens 250-368-1268 Gerry 250-231-0900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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MOVING / Junk Removal 250-231-8529 PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, Video Camera inspection. 24hr Emergency Service. 250-231-8529


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 animals • 10 min. drive to Slocan Lake and Village amenities • Storage, treehouses, good access all year round • Minimum 6 mnth Lease • W/D Hookups, F/S plus Earth -Woodstove • $1100 negotiable with proper care of house, land + gardens • Open to work trades on property • References Required • Secure Income Essential • Serious Inquiries Only Call: 250-362-7681 or Mobile 250-231-2174 Email: monikas_2010@

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale 1 SET of 16” rims off Equinox 2006, $200. 250-364-8666 2 European Competition Air Rifles. 1 - 22Col. European Take Down Air Rifle. 250.231.5732.

3563 Highway Drive, Trail

CENTRAL RV. New and used sea containers. Best prices in B.C. Can Deliver. 20’ New $4200. Used $3000. 8’x10’ new - $2800. 10’x10’ new $4000. (250)314-9522.

4 BR, 1.5 bath, fireplace, rec room, U/G sprinklers, pond. Immaculate in & out with lovely landscape and only steps to Glenmerry School.

Chesterfield & Love Seat. Good condition. 250.368.3969 LG. BROWN leather couch & love seat. Excellent condition. $1,200. Phone 250-364-1671 or 250-364-3950

WINTER TIRES FOR SALE 2 Winguard on steel rims 3/4 tread 205-65 R15 94T $100 for the pair • Crib mattress (great condition) $20 • Old TV’S $20 each (working just fine) Call 250-362-7681 after 5pm or 250-231-2174

Drive by and take a look. Private sale by appointment only.



250.368.6682 250.231.1243

Musical Instruments MUSIC TEACHERS wanted for guitar, voice, piano, etc. Must be creative and inspiring. Ph.778-476-5917. Visit Maeve Lily School of Music on Facebook. Lesson inquiries welcome.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner BY OWNER $162,000 2 BD/1BA Beautiful Bungalow, Grand Forks. Enjoy a wonderful yard with a Mountain View, great neighborhood. View on ComFree listing is at:

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Ask us about our Free Rent option! Please cal 250-462-7055.

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Apt/Condo for Rent


135 9 Ave

Cell 250-231-0359 ROSSLAND BRAND new, 4bdrm. European heating, very energy efficient. $150. per sq. ft. 250-368-7972 or

GLENMERRY 1bd apt., F/S., heat included. $550. Avail. Oct.1st. 250-368-5908 ROSSLAND, bach. apt. Golden City Manor. Over 55. N/S. N/P. Subsidized. 250-3623385, 250-362-5030. TABLE Mtn.Condos, Warfield, 2bd. NS,NP, parking, laundry rm, ref. req. $750. incl. electricity. Avail. Oct.1. 250-3643978 for application&interview. TRAIL, 1&2-BDRM, 250-3681822 TRAIL, 1bdrm., 1 block Downtown, large fenced yard, suitable for dog. $595. 250368-6076 TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WARFIELD, 1BD. F/S. Coin laundry, storage. Secure bldg. $625. util.incl. 250-367-2154 WARFIELD, 1bdrm. furnished Condo, $625./mo. 250-3683566 W.TRAIL, 2bdrm., tiny yard, close Downtown. $750. 250368-6075

Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, 3bd, 2bth, renovated, good parking. $1100. Avail.Nov.1 250-512-1153 ROSSLAND 3bdrm, 2 1/2bth, close to schools. 250-3629005

Legal Notices

Notice of 2012 Tax Sale

Pursuant to Section 403 of the Local Government Act, the following properties will be offered for sale by public auction to be held in the Council Chambers, City of Trail Municipal Hall, 1394 Pine Avenue, Trail, B.C. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. unless the Delinquent Taxes, plus interest, are sooner paid. CIVIC ADDRESS







1367 BAY AVE












011-479-566, 011-479-582







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2007 K1200 GT BGW Motorcycle. Mint cond. 27,000km. Many extras. 250.231.5732








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GARAGE IN the Trail area from mid Oct. until April. 250231-2565

























































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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 animals • 10 min. drive to Slocan Lake and Village amenities • Storage, treehouses, good access all year round • Minimum 6 mnth Lease • W/D Hookups, F/S plus Earth -Woodstove • $1100 negotiable with proper care of house, land + gardens • Open to work trades on property • References Required • Secure Income Essential • Serious Inquiries Only Call: 250-362-7681 or Mobile 250-231-2174 Email: monikas_2010@

Townhouses Edgewater Townhouse in Glenmerry, 3bd, 1.5Bth.,f/s, $850.Avail.Oct1.250-368-5908 GLENMERRY, Clean 3bd townhouse, covered parking, F/S, D/W, central air. NS, No Pets . $925/mo. 250-367-9607 after 4pm GLENMERRY TOWNHOUSE 3Bd., new floor, windows, paint&roof.$900.604-552-8806

Cars - Domestic 1997 Concorde. 250.368.3969.

Recreational/Sale For Sale - 1998, 27’ Sportsmaster Travel Trailer. Sleeps up to 8 People. Twin Bunks, Pull-out Couch, Table Folds Down, Queen Pillow-top Mattress in Front Bedroom. Air Conditioner, 3 Burner Stove, Oven, Spacious Bathroom, 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. **WANTED** Looking for small short box truck camper or camperette in good shape. Phone 250-6938883, leave message.


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2007 V Star 650cc motorcycle 20,000km wind screen, saddle bags, lumbar support $5,500 Grand Forks 250-444-7171

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Country estate in town, 4 bedroom family home, 1 acre view property, quiet street. Will consider smaller trade.

Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822

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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 Cell 250-231-2174 email monikas_2010@ 4 more information & to view

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Any payments made after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 are not reÁected on this list. These properties can be redeemed after September 24, 2012 by paying all the outstanding taxes, with interest and penalty, within one year subject to further extensions at the approval of City Council.

Trail Daily Times, September 10, 2012  

September 10, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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