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Reform pondered for high school graduation Public meeting Monday in Castlegar BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

This will be on the final exam. What the Ministry of Education requires for those who are set to graduate from high school is changing, but people have a chance this Monday night in a public meeting to determine what that will be. Called a Community Conversation about the Future of Graduation Requirements, the Monday night meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Monashee Room of the Castlegar Community Complex for all of School District 20, including Greater Trail. One of the key components of the current educational system is the graduation program (grades 1-12) and its requirements, said Bill Ford, SD20 (Kootenay Columbia) director of instruction. “There have been big conversations about what an educated citizen needs to look like in the 21st Century,” he said. “(And this) will help inform what that will finally look like at the end of the day.” Facilitated by Andy Leathwood, School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) director of instruction, the night will start with a presentation, followed by table talk on five questions the ministry has framed. There will also be response forms to be filled out at the meeting, which will be collected and sent to the Ministry of Education. Ford said the move to change graduation was connected to all change the ministry is currently in the midst of, including curriculum and support for innovation However, he could not say exactly what was coming down the road for graduation.

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Cannon Neil Elliot, right, of St. Andrews Anglican Church instructs a group of dogs and children on the upcoming blessing to be held this Sunday (4 p.m.) at the church. From left are Nicole Woods, 10, Tissot, Chloe Sirges, 12, Sarah Fulcher of Barks and Recreation with Dexter, Nick and Maui, and Eben Sirges, nine.

Annual pet blessing welcomes all creatures BY BREANNE MASSEY Times Staff

A procession of animals ranging from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses is being held this weekend. The annual blessing of the pets ceremony is being held in the St. Andrews Anglican Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Last year the event pulled in nearly $100—its average—with just over 20 dogs and cats (and a fish and a teddy bear) coming through the doors to be blessed. Most people see their pets as part of their families, said Elliot.

BY TIMES STAFF The Trail Daily Times has announced a major publishing change as of next week. Beginning Oct. 1, the Times will no longer be printing a Monday edition. The decision has been a tough but necessary one, explained Times publisher Barb Blatchford.

“So they want them to be blessed as well,” he said. In return, the church asks for a cash donation at the door which they, in turn, forward to the Trail and District SPCA office. The event is open to all pet owners, not just those with paws and fur. However, Elliot did not comment and only smiled when asked about whether the church confines could accommodate livestock. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. Francis, whose feast day

“The bottom line is it’s due to the economic climate – not the local but national trends. “I want to stress that the support from local businesses is as strong as ever.” However, declining revenue from national advertisers has forced the change in the printing schedule.

is Oct. 4, loved the larks flying about his hilltop town. He and his early brothers, staying in a small hovel, allowed themselves to be displaced by a donkey. Francis wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things. “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” And there was testimony in the cause for St. Clare of Assisi’s canonization that referred to her little cat. The blessing runs Sunday at 4 p.m. in the St. Andrews Anglican Church.

“The decision is a strong move to secure our longevity and economic viability in the community,” Blatchford added. She explained that the change to end Monday printing will allow staff the man hours to continue to properly meet the demands of the Times online and print product. For print subscribers, the

Times will extend their subscription expiry date to compensate for the change. However, there will be no impact to the online subscribers. “We will continue to post news to our website daily,” said Blatchford. For more, see editorial and letter from the publisher on Page 6.

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With winter on the horizon, residents are getting regular visits from hungry bears gearing up for hibernation. Dave Dudeck in Rossland snapped this shot of a momma bear and her cub (above) roaming through his garden. Ross Saundry sent in this photo of a cub (left) spotted in a tree enjoying a lush crop of chock cherries near Rossland. None of these bears were among the ones destroyed in Trail on Sunday. If you have a photo you would like to share with our readers email it editor@trailtimes.ca.

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Two black bears found prowling last week in West Trail were destroyed Sunday afternoon. When B.C. conservation officers arrived on the scene the bears were in a fruit tree of a resident’s yard near the intersection of Binns and Buckna in the residential neighbourhood. “It was a group of four bears,� conservation officer Blair Thin said. “These bears were bluff charging a homeowner that had left his garbage out in that area. “We approached the situation like the bears were aggressive, but the bears were just

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protecting what they viewed as their food source.� The two bears, plus several others, had been seen in the neighbourhood for a couple of weeks, Rossland’s Bear Aware spokesperson Sharon Wieder added, and were attracted by

fruit trees on a vacant lot and in the yard of several residents on Buckna. “It was a built up area with lots of people around and no direct safe route in which the bears could actually come out of the tree and leave the area safely,� said Thin. And although the City of Trail has had a longstanding bylaw in place to minimize problems with bears, it has been criticized for not being widely practiced, Wieder explained. The bylaw says people can’t put their municipal garbage out before 6 a.m. on the day of garbage pick-up, said Wieder. “I got a call from one of

the residents in the area who witnessed it and so I went out there to talk to them and have her show me around the neighborhood,� she said. “I’m going to be following up with the City of Trail to see if we can come to some sort of arrangement with the landowners to manage the trees better.� Fruit attracts bears It’s that time of year again: unpicked fruit is luring bears into the community. But according to Wieder, it’s easy to prevent problems related to bears and garbage, however, people have to be proactive before bears become your new neighbours.

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Ministry seeking input FROM PAGE 1 “There’s lots of speculation: maybe no more exams but an exit chest that looks more like a portfolio of who the person is as a learner, and demonstrates what they know,” he said. “There has been some speculation about that.” The Ministry of Education is seeking input from around the province to develop recommendations for new graduation requirements. This session is one of many being held across the province this fall. The facilitated group discussions will be focused on getting feedback to five key questions: • What do you think are the core or essential things all students should know, understand, and be able to do by the time leave secondary school? • Beyond the core, how could pathways for choice or exploration be provided? • Research is underway with a focus on the following five cross-curricular competencies: communication; critical thinking; creative thinking and innovation; personal responsibility and well being; and social responsibility. How do you think students could demonstrate these competencies? • How could student learning be communicated to: students; parents; and post secondary institutions or employers. • How would you design an awards program to recognize student success in a personalized learning environment? For more information, log onto the following link to access ministry information: http://www. bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/.

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Avoid letting fruit rot on the ground FROM PAGE 2 “Bears will return to the same place year after year,” Weider explained. “They have great memories so if a tree is not being managed one year and it gets left, they’ll be back, year after year.” She said picking fruit as often as possible and keeping it from rotting on the ground will discourage bears from visiting a yard. In addition, people should consider removing and replacing unwanted fruit trees with another type of tree that does not bear fruit, or pruning their trees. It results in larger, more desirable fruit and less waste. According to the Bear Aware website, bears need the equivalent of 64 hamburgers a day (up to 30,000 calories) to build up their energy storage and fat for the coming winter. But unlike teenagers who could

consume that quantity and quality of food, a bear’s natural sustenance this time of year is tender green shoots from plants such as horsetail, skunk cabbage and dandelion. Ants and other insects, as well as carrion, are also fancied by these omnivores. For those who wish to keep their fruit trees—and want to compost— Wieder suggested using electric fencing to make properties with fruit more difficult for bears to access. To report unpicked fruit or irresponsible disposal of garbage, and even bear sightings, call 1-877952-7277 anonymously. Visit http://www.rosslandbearaware. org/ for more information. To participate in a free fruit picking service, contact Harvest Rescue (Wendy in Trail at 250-512-1829, or David in Rossland at 250-3629557).

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City going ahead with water meters BY CASSANDRA CHIN Grand Forks Gazette

Water metering will be implemented into Grand Forks’ residential properties as part of the city’s sustainable plans starting sometime in 2013. The estimated cost to implementing the water meters to residential properties is $1.3 million. The city originally applied for General Strategic Priorities Fund money to install the water meters in 2011. The grant funding was 100 per cent, which would cover the entire cost of installation, but was denied. Another opportunity for a funding program through General Strategic Priorities Funds became available this summer. Similarly, it would also cover 100 per cent of the costs; however, the decision for the funding will not be announced until this December. “This is something that the

various councils have looked at over the past 15 years,” said Lynne Burch, the city’s chief administrative officer. “It’s definitely part of the sustainability plan and it’s part of council’s strategic plan.” The city had previously discussed the implementation of the universal water metering program throughout the city and in the past decade, the city has already installed meters to all industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-family properties. Single and two family properties are the only remaining sector to complete. Over the past several years, the city has completed its water conservation plan, the water system audit and demand management plan and the drought management and conservation plan. The results of the studies support the recommendation of implementing a universal water metering program to reduce

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PROVINCIAL Dead Oregon inmate suspected in Highway of Tears killing THE CANADIAN PRESS SURREY, B.C. - RCMP say they believe a deceased Oregon inmate is responsible for at least one of the murders in British Columbia’s so-called Highway of Tears investigation. Bobby Jack Fowler is believed to have murdered 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen in August 1974. She last seen leaving home to hitchhike to visit a friend near Lac La Hache, about 300 kilometres south of Prince George in northern B.C. Although Fowler is also believed to have been responsible for at least two other murders and potentially more, police say they know he isn’t the sole culprit involved in the disappearances and killings of 18 women in the region of the dreaded stretch of isolated roadway. “Will we solve the remaining 17? I’m not certain,” said Insp. Gary Shinkaruk, one of the lead investigators with the RCMP’s E-Pana probe. Shinkaruk said Tuesday that in two other E-Pana cases, police have isolated the DNA of two separate offenders, both now dead. Shinkaruk did not name them. He said police have very strong persons of interest in a few other files, but are not yet able to bring evidence forward. Police say Fowler was a transient labourer with a long criminal record for violent offences in the United States and that he worked in Prince George in the 1970s as a roofer and labourer. Fowler died in 2006 in an Oregon prison, where he was serving time for kidnapping and attempting to rape a woman. The news of his DNA being linked to MacMillen was bittersweet for her family. “Although this is a somewhat unsatisfactory result because this individual won’t have to stand trial for what he did, we are comforted by the fact that he was in prison when he died and that he can’t hurt anyone else,” MacMillen’s brother Shawn said at a news conference. Shinkaruk said DNA samples from the MacMillen case were sent for re-testing in 2007 and the profile of an unidentified man turned up. A link with Fowler was found earlier this year after the samples were matched against Interpol’s data bank.

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Kitimat Clean Ltd. has applied for environmental assessment of a proposed oil refinery, after commissioning a poll that found nearly three out of four B.C. residents support the idea. A province-wide phone survey conducted during September found 78 per cent of respondents were aware of the proposal to build a large refinery at Kitimat to process Alberta heavy crude oil. Provincially, 72 per cent either favoured or were “somewhat supportive” of the proposed $13 billion refinery, which would ship gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel to market rather than tankers of diluted bitumen. Kitimat Clean president David Black said he was pleasantly surprised that so many people have heard of the refinery proposal, and that most support the idea. “Obviously the concept has struck a chord with the public,” he said. Black remains chairman of Black Press Ltd., and formed Kitimat Clean as a separate company to pursue the refinery project. He is financing the provincial environmental assessment for it, which he expects to take two

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completely, Lake said. And B.C. will be calling on volunteer organizations to help monitor and collect debris, as U.S. coastal states are also doing. Timing and volume of debris can’t be determined exactly, because it is too spread out to track with satellites, said Robin Brown, head of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s ocean science division. Brown said the pace and path

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Pipeline need disputed at hearings THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Energy industry lawyers are disputing suggestions from environmental organizations that a pipeline to connect Alberta’s oilsands to Asian markets isn’t needed. Lawyers for oilsands developers and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers told hearings on Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) proposed $6-billion Northern Gateway pipeline that conservation groups are understating the volume of bitumen the province will produce and overstating the existing pipeline network’s ability to move product. Keith Bergner, representing the producers, said oilsands

production is already on pace to exceed projections in reports submitted by the Pembina Institute and ForestEthics. “So pipeline capacity would be required earlier than you’ve assumed?� he asked Nathan Lemphers of the Pembina Institute. “There would be shut-in possibility at an earlier date,� Lemphers acknowledged. Bergner also told the National Energy Board hearings Tuesday that although Pembina’s projections assumed current pipelines would run at capacity, that rarely happens. Pipelines are shut down for maintenance or for pressure restrictions, he said. As well,

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Names emerging from corruption inquiry THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - Ties between wellknown construction entrepreneurs and the highest figures in the Italian Mafia have been laid out before Quebec’s corruption inquiry where, after months of anticipation, the witnesses are starting to name names. Construction bosses were seen bringing cash either to the acting leader of the Rizzuto family - Nicolo Rizzuto Sr., who was murdered in 2010 - or to his consigliere, who disappeared two years ago, the inquiry heard Tuesday. These transfers were made at a notorious Montreal Mafia hangout while authorities quietly observed during a police surveillance operation several years ago, an RCMP officer testified. Rattling off names of a half-dozen construction bosses in the Montreal area, the RCMP officer said they were often documented showing up at the now-closed Cosenza Social Club that used to be frequented mainly by Mob types and not the general public. Under questioning, Cpl. Vinicio Sebastiano told the Charbonneau Commission that the visits were common while police taped and filmed during a massive Mafia operation. Reading through an extremely detailed RCMP document of who came and went from the Rizzuto family hangout, Sebastiano, who worked on the anti-Mafia operation, said it was clear the construction bosses weren’t there by accident. Francesco Catania, owner of Catcan Inc., was seen at the club 19 times. His son, Paolo, was arrested in May by Quebec provincial police over a land deal. Another businessman,

Nicola Milioto, who runs Mivela Construction Inc., was listed as having visited the club 236 times over two years. Cosenza wasn’t your average neighbourhood coffee shop. The three-room establishment was located in a strip mall and served as a drop-off point for money destined for the Mafia chieftains. “It was open to the public but regular folks didn’t go there,� Sebastiano said. Police documented 192 “transactions,� with money being divided among heads of the Rizzuto clan. The Quebec inquiry is looking into criminal corruption in the construction industry and its ties to organized crime and political parties. Police did little with the information. In fact, they essentially ignored it. Sebastiano said police were far more interested in evidence of drug crimes than in criminal ties to the construction industry. “If it was about construction and there was no pertinence to the objectives of the investigation, it wouldn’t be listened to fully,� he said. In the leadup to the inquiry, the RCMP battled inquiry lawyers in court to avoid having to share details from its landmark Operation Colisee, arguing that divulging them could compromise police work. The Mounties lost their case and the details began gushing forth Tuesday. Over the years, the Mounties intercepted 64,000 conversations at the club and shot more than 35,000 hours of video over four years. A total of 1,340 charges were laid as part of the vast probe and 90 people were arrested in 2006.

capacity in Canadian lines is often restricted by bottlenecks in the U.S. lines they feed into. Bergner also said production from the U.S. Bakken field, which uses Calgarybased Enbridge’s main line, is expected to expand by almost 25 per cent. The petroleum producers association has forecast that additional pipeline capacity will be required in Western Canada within two years. The Northern Gateway line would move about 525,000 barrels of bitumen a day. It would provide the first link between Alberta’s oilsands producers and Asian markets through a port at Kitimat, B.C.

Fire extinguished at potash mine Twenty miners trapped underground during blaze ROCANVILLE, Sask. - Twenty miners waited to be brought to the surface Tuesday after a fire at a Saskatchewan potash mine trapped them underground. The blaze broke out at about 2 a.m. when a large wooden cable spool started burning at PotashCorp.’s Rocanville mine, about 244 kilometres east of Regina. It was extinguished about 10 hours later. H o w e v e r , PotashCorp. spokesman Bill Cooper said

it could be several hours before the miners could leave refuge stations where they sought safety. “It’s a matter of cooling the area down and ventilating the air,� said Cooper. “There’s kilometres of tunnels underground and just the way the ventilation system works, it’s got to clear all that out. The air quality’s got to be at a point where it’s safe to take people to the surface.� Cooper said the workers are spread out at four refuge stations in different parts of the mine. A refuge station is a large room that is sealed off from the rest of the mine and has air,

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ob Dylan said it and now we’re saying it. As of Monday, a new era begins for the Trail Times. Yes I left out the “Daily” intentionally since the paper will discontinue its Monday issues in an effort to stay ahead of the reality of the economic times. I feel I am often a reflection of Trail and vice versa. Maybe it’s because I’ve been tapped into our community for three decades. Maybe it’s because I’m growing older, much like the citizenship in Trail and admit that change isn’t always a welcomed thing. I like things to stay the way they are. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. If people aren’t complaining then we’re doing something right. Nevertheless you would have to be blind to not realize there is a new economic reality in our world. More so in the newspaper business. Yet for every person that asks me if newspapers are dying a slow death, there’s another person quoting something they read in a newspaper. People are still reading and our clients are still supporting us. That’s the good news.

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BERTRAND Times in Trail Trail continues to support our publication and for that I thank you. That support has helped many people at the newspaper establish a home and a life in the Home of Champions or throughout the West Kootenay. That support is what brings us to work everyday with the goal of putting together the best paper possible on that day. Trail has that effect on people. Many newcomers are leery at first sight of the Silver City. But once they get a taste of the community, the flavour of the lifestyle and the down-to-earth people with strong family ties, it doesn’t take long for them to don a Smokies jersey and chow down at the Colander.

That’s what is great about Trail. And that’s what has helped the Trail Times survive and thrive for over a century. However, our viability also depends on the advertising content from national firms and that’s where the river is running dry. The economic tightening that began four years ago on the world stage is finally filtering down to small towns. Nation-wide chains are closing outlets, restructuring and cutting costs, mainly advertising, to keep operations viable. When Black Press purchased the Trail Times a few years ago, it gave it a vote of confidence and kept publication going full steam ahead while other less-productive operations were shut down. I saw it as a pat on the back. I saw it as an acknowledgement that the Trail community supports its paper. And it continues today, which is why the slight change in format is still a credit to the strong backing local businesses provide. The change, in a sense, will also help me adapt even better to the new mode of communication over the Internet.

There might not be a Trail Times at your doorstep on Monday but simply visit our website and you’ll find the latest news at your fingertips. Don’t have a computer? Don’t like computers? That’s fine too. Because the Trail Times will be back on your doorstep on Tuesday. Admittedly it’s not the best scenario for a journalist. As a writer you want to see that printed edition out there every day. As a reader you want the texture and feel a newspaper provides when you open it up at the kitchen table. Those things will still be available four days of the week. And that’s our goal - to continue providing interesting and informative news and sports to our readers. Be it online or in print, that will always be our goal. Change is never easy or smooth. But I’m hoping the same support the people of Trail have given the Times in the last 117 years continues for another 117 years. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Times

Message from the publisher Dear Loyal Readers Please be advised that effective October 1, 2012 the Trail Times will be published four days per week, Tuesday through Friday. It is with a heavy heart that I share this news: we’ve produced a daily newspaper in Trail since 1895. This decision was not made lightly; we laboured over all available options. The media industry has evolved and as a result we’ve learned to embrace e-editions, Facebook and Twitter as new platforms to market our product. These newer platforms take a significant portion of our manpower to manage, update and moderate. However, at this point in time they create little additional revenue to offset the increased costs. Prepaid subscribers will have the length of their subscriptions extended to compensate for the number of issues originally purchased. At this time I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your continued support. Sincerely, Barbara Blatchford, Publisher


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Change is something to embrace, not fear In 1993, former PM Jean Chretien referred to his caucus as a bunch of Nervous Nellies. He was referring to the hype at the time that PM Kim Campbell’s star was rising and that his caucus was nervous about running against her. Well, the kid from Shawinigan proved them wrong. One could say he had high hopes. How refreshing and inspiring to see people

lead instead of shrink from a challenge. We have lots of Nervous Nellies in our regional district where fear, not hope, seems to have taken root (Boundary expansion hurts valley, says director,� Trail Times Sept. 24). Over a hundred years ago, a young, confident American entrepreneur named F. Augustus Heinz saw the potential to build a

smelter at an unknown post called Trail Creek Landing. Heinz may have died penniless but what a legacy he left behind. Sure, there have been challenges: environmental as well as dangerous workplaces and smelting techniques. But man and technology persevered and prevailed. How many tens of thousands have prospered throughout the Columbia Valley from

employment and spin off industries and businesses over that hundred years? The very people who, today, are afraid of their own shadows, are our own Nervous Nellies. They fear change and innovation. The status quo is just okay for them. What’s that saying? I’m OK, Jack. So don’t rock the boat. Rose Calderon Trail

Public needs say in MP pension debate An editorial from the Toronto Star Most Canadians work a lifetime to earn a pension that’s big enough to live on. In Ottawa, politicians qualify after six years on the job. At a time when Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s watchword is “austerity� and the government is looking to find $4 billion a year in ongoing savings, the Conservatives stand only to gain politically from their decision to rein in the overly generous pensions that federal politicians collect. It’s impossible to justify sweet pension deals when Ottawa is pleading poor, axing 19,000 civil servants, cutting services and asking federal workers to shoulder more of the burden for financing their pension plans. To the average Canadian family earning something like $70,000 a year, or the average couple collecting some $52,000 in pension after a lifetime working, the optics are terrible. Our lawmakers have given themselves a deal that looks anything but austere. The 308 members of the House of Commons currently make $157,000 in basic sala-

ry, and get to collect a pension at the early age of 55 if they manage to get re-elected once and serve six years in office. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation estimates that current MPs with six years of service stand to collect an average pension of just under $55,000 a year, indexed to inflation. And the MPs’ contributions aren’t onerous. For every $1 an MP puts into the pension plan, the taxpayer shells out $5 or $6, the government says. The taxpayers’ federation makes it out to be a far higher $24. As prime minister, Harper does considerably better. His salary is $315,000 a year and he stands to get $223,000 a year in pension, the federation calculates. MPs’ salaries, frozen in 2010, are defensible given the temporary nature of political jobs, and the government is reportedly thinking about lifting the freeze. At the same time, it plans to bring the excessively generous pension plan more into line with the reality most of us face, while grandfathering benefits already earned. One change under consideration is to have MPs collect pensions at 65, instead of

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55. That would kick in after the next election in 2015. In future MPs would pay half their pension contributions. And the number of years to qualify could go up to eight from six. There’s also talk of raising the collection age to 67 in 2029, in line with Ottawa’s changes to the Old Age Security program. As the Conservative government moves on this, it should bring the discussion out from behind closed doors and into the public forum. The shadows are no place for this. While the Tories are at it they shouldn’t bury these changes in the upcoming omnibus budget bill, Round 2, which will almost certainly get too little scrutiny and debate. No one needs pensions to become a political football, with the opposition open to the accusation that they don’t support pension reform if they object to the budget bill on other grounds. Pension changes should be in a separate bill. There’s a case to be made for fairly remunerating MPs. But let’s have a proper airing of the proposed changes, and the savings they will bring. The public has a right to know what it’s paying for the services it gets.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES THOMAS, RAE — Notice of passing for Rae Thomas of Ymir, BC on September 24, 2012. Service at Thompson’s Funeral Home in Nelson on Thursday, September 27 at 2pm. *** LECHUK, GEORGE — George passed away peacefully on September 14, 2012 at Columbia House in Invermere. George was born on December 16, 1932 in Trail, BC. He was predeceased by his mother Kathrine, father William, sisters Sophie, Mary and Josephine, brother William and son George Jr. He is survived by his wife Leona, daughters Marianne, Joanne and Julianne and son Steven as well as his sister Mildred. Thank you for the excellent care and compassion by the staff at Columbia House in Invermere. A celebration of life was held at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church in Invermere on Saturday, September 21, 2012 at 10:30am. Arrangements were entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service of Cranbrook.

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Bollywood star named UN goodwill ambassador THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.N. has named Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan a goodwill ambassador focusing on HIV/AIDS. Rai Bachchan’s appointment was announced Monday by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/ AIDS, known as UNAIDS. The 38-year-old L’Oreal spokeswoman and former Miss World said that the appointment is a “turning point” in her life. She says she’ll be more than a poster girl for a UNAIDS initiative, launched last year. The initiative aims to prevent the spread of HIV to babies and keep infected mothers alive in 22 countries, including India. She says as a new mother, she can relate to “the joys and concerns of every mother and the hope that we have for our children.” Rai Bachchan and her husband, Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan, had their first child last year.

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Female long rider on another big trek BY NICOLE LIEBERMAN Fernie Free Press

There’s been an interesting traveler spotted in and around Fernie and the backcountry over the last couple of weeks. Bernice Ende, along with her team of three horses and a dog, stopped in Fernie early last week to rest up before making the final stretch of her nearly six month journey on horseback. Bernice is a long rider, embarking on rides of at least 1,000 miles or more. Her latest trek began in Montana and took her across the border into Saskatchewan, travelling as far east as Prince Albert, before heading west to Edmonton. She then turned south to pass through the Canadian Rockies for the home stretch. Home for Bernice, her dog Claire, and horses Hart, Essie Pearl, and Montana Spirit, is just a few minutes south of Eureka in Trego, Montana. Following a career teaching dance, Bernice set off on her first ride back in 2005. Not quite knowing what she’d got herself into, she admits the first trip didn’t exactly go smoothly. “You’re alone and you’re faced with situations you couldn’t even imagine, no matter how prepared you are,” Bernice remarked. “Being out there alone at night, your horses

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Long rider, Bernice Ende, stopped in Fernie with her animal travelling companions. are scared, there’s a bear that’s coming in, or you’re riding in traffic, or you can’t get through on a road. It was difficult, but by the time I did finish that ride, I realised that I was never going to go back to what I had once known as a life.” Eight years, and nearly 18,000 miles later, Bernice can’t imagine doing anything else. “The life has just captured me, it’s captured my imagination,” she said. “It’s challenging and it’s interesting, and as difficult as it is, as dirty as it is, as frustrating as it can be,

I love my life as a lady long rider.” On the leg of the trip that took her through the Flathead Valley, Bernice was lucky enough to encounter a few different members of the Fernie community. After running into Conservation Officer Joe Caravetta, Jon Levesque and his family, as well as several others, Bernice found herself overwhelmed with generous contributions of food for herself, and her animal travel companions. With tired horses in need of a break, Bernice took up Francesca and

Martin Hart on their offer to stay at their property in Cokato, where she spent a few days relaxing and getting to know Fernie. “There’s this ribbon of community here,” commented Bernice. “This happens everywhere in varying degrees, but this was exceptional. People were literally feeding me and passing me on.” She went on to say, “Those basic needs of food, water, and shelter must be met every day. Without the help of others, no matter how much money you

had, you couldn’t do this.” On the trails since April, Bernie plans to make it back to her home in Trego by late October. She’ll spend the winter speaking at schools and retirement homes, as she plans her next ride. “I now give talks, it’s how I make my living,” said Bernice. “You know it’s a very meager living, but I’m happy and very satisfied with my life, and I feel a great deal of contentment in what I do.” To follow Bernice on her journey, visit www. endeofthetrail.com.

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Painter was youngest of Canada’s war artists THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON - Bruno Bobak, who was Canada’s youngest official war artist during the Second World War, has died in New Brunswick. The 88-year-old painter died in hospital in Saint John on Monday following a brief illness, said Bernie Riordon, director of Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery. “He was a very passionate and

emotional Expressionistic painter that people grew to love and admire,” said Riordon. New Brunswick Premier David Alward described Bobak as being, “at the heart of the artistic life of our province for over 50 years.” Bobak was born in Wawelowska, Poland in 1923, and his family moved to Canada two years later. He began painting as a teenager, studying under Arthur

Lismer of the Group of Seven in Toronto. Bobak enlisted in the Canadian Army during the war and was made an official war artist in 1944 after winning an art competition - travelling with the 4th Canadian Armoured Division through France and Germany. Bobak moved to Fredericton in 1960, where he remained for the rest of his life. Inge Pataki, who owns Gallery

78 in Fredericton, said Bobak was a close friend and talented artist. “Anything he did with his hands and with his eyes was perfect,” Pataki said. “He was a print-maker, he drew incredibly well, his paintings were fantastic, and he made furniture.” “His figurative work is a very strong expression of humanity, his landscapes were just masterful at characterizing or portraying

the province of New Brunswick.” The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton is home to many of Bobak’s works, as well as paintings by his wife Molly Lamb Bobak. “In my view, he and Molly were the royalty of New Brunswick art,” Riordon said, adding that Bobak was generous with his time and advice to help young artists. “It is a great loss to our community.”

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Robyn Cantarutti graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Victoria in June 2012. The J.L. Crowe graduate is the daughter of Sandy and Brian Cantarutti and her proud grandparents are Gerry and Gloria Berryman and Dorothy and the late Bruno Cantarutti. Robyn is currently working as an RN in the medical/oncology ward at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.

Pensions woes still prevalent THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Years of volatile stock markets and low interest rates have made Canadians feel vulnerable about their retirement and they’re looking to their pensions, a new report by Towers Watson suggests. “Employees are willing to sacrifice cash pay, bonus opportunities and to a lesser extent paid time off to secure and increase their retirement benefits,� the report said. “The increased appeal for security is also affecting the factors that employees look for in a job.� Companies have been switching from defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution plans because of the risks inherent in promising to pay a regular monthly benefit years in the future. However the report said defined benefit plans are attractive for companies that want to attract and keep employees. The report said base pay and job security were top factors for taking a job among employees of all ages, but many are attracted to the security of their retirement. The survey by the pension consulting firm found a third of Canadian workers would give up part of their current compensation in return for improved security in retirement. Towers Watson also said one in four would forgo a bonus in exchange for additional retirement benefits.

The report suggests that 50 per cent of those surveyed with a defined benefit pension plan identified their retirement program as a key reason for joining their current employer. That compared with 30 per cent of those with a defined contribution plan or group RRSP. And once employees have been hired, pension plans play an even larger role in why workers stay with a company. Depending on age, between 62 per cent and 71 per cent of Canadian workers in a defined benefit plan cite their retirement program as a compelling reason to remain with their current employer. That compared with between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of those with a defined contribution plan.

Majority of Canadians happy THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - If you’re happy and you know it, a new report suggests you might be from Canada. The Centre for the Study of Living Standards says more than 90 per cent of Canadians surveyed report they are either satisfied or very satisfied with their lives. The centre tracked numbers collected by Statistics Canada in its community health survey between 2003 and 2011. Canadians have stayed happy through that entire period, with 91 per cent reporting life satisfaction in 2003 and 92 per cent saying so last year. The scores were enough to officially rank Canada as among the happiest countries in the world. The centre says a Gallup world poll taken in February 2012 rated Canada as the second most satisfied nation, ranked only behind Denmark. Centre executive director Andrew Sharpe said the numbers tell a compelling story about the standard of living most Canadians enjoy. “We do have high levels of income. We have weathered the financial crisis better than other countries of the world,� Sharpe said in a telephone interview. “We do have a good health system. “We complain about it, but at least there’s full coverage of all Canadians ... We do have a lot of advantages as a country.� The StatsCan data -

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Mellor commits BY TIMES STAFF Penticton Vees forward and former Trail Smoke Eater Sam Mellor has committed to play for the Western Michigan University Broncos for the 201314 season. Mellor currently leads the Vees in scoring with three goals and five assists on the season. The Cranbrook product played last season at the Univeristy of Alaska-Anchorage before returing to the

BCHL for the current season. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder spent two seasons with the Smoke Eaters before his NCAA experience. In 110 career BCHL games, Mellor has racked up 64 goals and 74 assists for 138 points. Trail traded Mellor’s rights to Penticton in July for Djorje Leposavic and Alex Holland. Former Smokie Dan DeKeyser also plays in Western Michigan.

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Greyson Reitmeier of the Major Midget Kootenay Ice bears down on North Island Silvertips’ goalie Sunday, as the team began its season on the wrong skate this weekend dropping a pair of games to the Silvertips at the Nelson and District Community Centre.

Midget Ice slip in home openers Youthful Ice look to gel BY TIMES STAFF A youthful Major Midget Kootenay Ice squad opened its season on the weekend with two tough losses against the North Island Silvertips at the Nelson District Community Centre. After strong first periods by the Ice in both games, the Silvertips took control in the final two frames as the Island rep-team beat the Kootenay Ice 5-1 and 10-2 in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action. The Ice are bolstered by four players from the Greater Trail region including returning Trail forward Kyle Hope, 16, and rookies Ryan Neil, 15, and goalie Harrison Whitlock, 16, from Fruitvale, as well as Trail defenceman 15-year-old Jeremy Lucchini. In total, 11 rookies, seven

of which are 15-years-old, will lace them up for the Ice, joining veterans Hope, Justin Post, Greyson Reitmeier, Kane Roberts, Brandon Sookro, Lucas Peters, and John Skeet. Sunday, Kootenay trailed North Island by a single goal after 20 minutes, but two special teams goals in the middle frame by Silvertips Nicolais Gomerich — shorthanded — and Patrick Bajkov — his second of three in the game — on the power play was enough to turn the tables against Kootenay. Joe Surgenor scored twice for North Island with singles going to Curtis McCarrick, Liam Shaw, Grady McInnes and Trent Bell. Reitmeier of Nakusp and rookie forward Dane Elphicke of Castlegar replied for the Ice. North Island held period leads of 2-1 and 6-2. Saturday, McCarrick snapped a 1-1 tie with his

first of the season to lift the Silvertips to the opening-day win. McInnes, Jordan Topping, Bajkov and Gomerich also scored for North Island. Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook replied for Kootenay while Whitlock took the loss in goal for the Ice. After finishing last season with five wins, 30 losses, and seven ties, the young Kootenay team faces a daunting challenge as it faces perennial powerhouses from larger centres like Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. The Ice has a bye week before returning to action Oct. 6 in Kelowna to face the Okanagan Rockets in the first of a two-game series. The next home game is Oct. 27 in Trail when the Thompson Blazers visit the Cominco Arena. The B.C. Major Midget League began play in 2004. The league mandate is to pro-

vide the elite 15 to 17-yearold players in the province the opportunity to play against the top players within their own age group. The winner of the league has the chance to advance to the National Midget Championships. With files from the Nelson Star. Major Midget Kootenay Ice 2012-13 Roster Dane Elphicke, Castlegar *Kyle Hope, Trail Ryan Neil, Fruitvale Nolan Percival, Nelson *Justin Post, Nelson Coy Prevost, Kimberley *Greyson Reitmeier, Nakusp *Kane Roberts, Castlegar *Brandon Sookro, South Slocan Trevor Van STeinburg, Cranbrook Sam Weber, Nelson Jeremy Lucchini, Trail Tristan Pagura, Kimberley *Lucas Peters, Midway *John Skeet, Christina Lake Austin Tambellini, Nelson Adam Maida, Nelson Harrison Whitlock, Fruitvale *-Returning player

TORONTO - The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed to return to the bargaining table. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHL Players’ Association special counsel Steve Fehr had a face-to-face meeting Tuesday in Toronto and scheduled a formal negotiating session between the sides in New York on Friday. The first collective bargaining negotiations since Sept. 12 are expected to focus on non-core economic issues, a departure from the approach taken in the final weeks before the lockout was enacted. The sides were unable to make much progress on economics - they were $1 billion apart on their most recent proposals - and have instead decided to work on other issues that will make up the agreement, including pensions and benefits, grievance procedures, medical and travel. Top officials from the NHL and NHLPA met Monday to review last season’s economics and finalize escrow payments due to players. The CBA was not discussed. After the session, Daly told reporters that the league was looking for some movement from the union because the NHL had tabled the most recent offer. “Obviously, we’ve got to talk before you can get a deal, so I think it’s important to get the talks going again,” said Daly. “But you also have to have something to say. I think it’s fair to say we feel like we need to hear from the players’ association in a meaningful way because I don’t think that they’ve really moved off their initial proposal, which was made more than a month ago now.” The NHL is currently engaged in its fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years. Since the lockout started a midnight on Sept. 15, a handful of players have expressed concern that it could last the entire season, with Detroit Red Wings forward Danny Cleary telling reporters Monday that he was “just trying to be realistic.” It took three months for the NHL and NHLPA to resume bargaining after the lockout began in 2004. That season was ultimately wiped out by the labour dispute.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Edmonton’s mayor says if the Oilers are serious about trying to relocate the NHL team to Seattle, good luck drawing fans in the Pacific Northwest. “The Oilers have sold out what 150 to 200 games in a row (in Edmonton),” Stephen Mandel said in a TV interview Tuesday morning. “In Seattle you have football, baseball, if they get an NBA team (then it will be pro basketball), college football, college basketball, and then hockey. I’m not sure you’re going to sell out 18,500 seats a game or 18,300 seats a game there at $8,000 a season ticket.” Mandel was commenting on Oiler brass, including team owner Daryl Katz, visiting with Seattle officials Monday night to discuss relocating the team to that city. In a news release, the team said it has no choice but to review other options. “After more than four years

of trying to secure an arena deal and with less than 24 months remaining on the Oilers’ lease at Rexall Place, this is only prudent and should come as no surprise,” said the team statement. Mandel, however, pointed out that the latest impasse is the result of new demands made two weeks ago by the Oilers. Those demands include millions of dollars more in concessions from taxpayers on top of an arena that is already being funded mainly by taxpayers and by a ticket tax. “We thought we had a deal a year ago in October, and now we don’t have a deal,” said Mandel. “We need to know what the Katz Group wants ... We don’t know what that is.” Mandel said talks are ongoing between the Oilers and city officials, but reiterated he wants the affair settled one way or another by the city council meeting on Oct. 17. “We’ve had some meetings (with the Oilers) and they were moving along, we thought, pro-

ductively,” said Mandel. “One week Mr. Katz says how important the Oilers are to Edmonton and vice versa and then they’re off in Seattle. I don’t know. Time will tell what ends up happening.” Katz’s Monday visit came on the same day that Seattle city council approved hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen’s plan for a US$490-million arena that both sides hope will be home to an NBA and NHL team. Seattle lost its NBA team, the Sonics, to Oklahoma City in 2008. However, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the threat of the Oilers moving to Seattle in a statement released Tuesday. “We continue to believe that an arena deal is achievable, and with a new arena there should be no reason to have any doubts about the future of the Oilers in Edmonton,” Bettman said. The Seattle talks sparked a firestorm of outrage on Twitter and in online letters to the editor from Oiler fans.

SCOREBOARD NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East L T 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 South W L T Houston 3 0 0 Jacksonville 1 2 0 Tennessee 1 2 0 Indianapolis 1 2 0 North W L T Baltimore 2 1 0 Cincinnati 2 1 0 Pittsburgh 1 2 0 Cleveland 0 3 0 West W L T San Diego 2 1 0 Denver 1 2 0 Kansas City 1 2 0 Oakland 1 2 0 W N.Y. Jets 2 Buffalo 2 New England 1 Miami 1

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PA 75 79 64 66

Pct PF 1.000 88 .333 52 .333 67 .333 61

PA 42 70 113 83

Pct PF .667 98 .667 85 .333 77 .000 57

PA 67 102 75 75

Pct PF .667 63 .333 77 .333 68 .333 61

PA 51 77 99 88

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PA 54 66 65 101

L T 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 North W L T Minnesota 2 1 0 Chicago 2 1 0 Green Bay 1 2 0 Detroit 1 2 0 West W L T Arizona 3 0 0 San Francisco 2 1 0 Seattle 2 1 0 St. Louis 1 2 0 Atlanta Tampa Bay Carolina New Orleans

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PA 40 65 39 78

Monday’s Game Seattle 14, Green Bay 12 Thursday, Sep. 27 Cleveland at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 30 Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Miami at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. New Orleans at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Sporting K.C. 16 7 7 55 37 25 Chicago 16 8 5 53 42 34 D.C. 15 10 5 50 47 39 New York 14 8 8 50 50 43 Houston 12 8 10 46 42 37 Columbus 13 11 6 45 36 37 Montreal 12 15 4 40 44 49 Philadelphia 8 14 6 30 29 33 New England 7 15 8 29 37 41 Toronto FC 5 18 7 22 34 55 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA x-San Jose 18 6 6 60 62 36 x-Los Angeles 15 11 4 49 54 42 x-Real Slt Lake 15 11 4 49 40 34 Seattle 13 7 9 48 45 31 Vancouver 10 12 8 38 31 40 FC Dallas 9 12 9 36 35 38 Colorado 9 18 3 30 38 45 Portland 7 15 8 29 31 51 Chivas USA 7 15 7 28 21 45 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Saturday Toronto FC at New York, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. New England at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - The NFL conceded Tuesday that a bad call cost the Green Bay Packers the game while upholding the Seattle Seahawks’ victory. As coaches, players and fans and even athletes in other sports - ripped the use of replacement refs, the league met with its locked-out officials Tuesday in an attempt to resolve the impasse. The NFL said Seattle’s last-second touchdown pass Monday should not have been overturned - but acknowledged Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch for a 14-12 victory. The ire around football at the struggles of the replacements had been steadily building this season, and it reached an apex Monday with what everybody had feared would happen: a highly questionable call deciding a game. Even U.S. President Barack Obama got in on the conversation Tuesday, tweeting: “NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon.” On the final play of “Monday Night Football,” Russell Wilson heaved a 24-yard pass into a scrum in the end zone with Seattle trailing 12-7. Tate shoved away a defender with both hands, and the NFL acknowledged Tuesday he should have been penalized, which would have clinched a Packers victory. But that cannot be reviewed by instant replay. Tate and Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings then both got their hands on the ball, though the Packers insisted Jennings had clear possession for a game-ending interception. “It was pinned to my chest the whole time,” Jennings said. Instead, the officials ruled on the

field that the two had simultaneous possession, which counts as a reception. Once that happened, the NFL said, the referee was correct that no indisputable visual evidence existed on review to overturn the touchdown call. “The NFL Officiating Department reviewed the video today and supports the decision not to overturn the on-field ruling following the instant replay review,” the league said in a statement. Saying there was no indisputable evidence, though, is not the same as confirming the initial call was correct. On his weekly appearance on Seattle radio station 710 KIRO-AM, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made no apologies Tuesday, saying, “The league backed it up and game over, we win.” “Golden makes an extraordinary effort. It’s a great protection; it’s a great throw. It’s a great attempt at the ball and he wins the battle,” he said. “They were right on the point looking right at it, standing right over the thing and they reviewed it. Whether they missed the push or not - obviously they missed the push in the battle for the ball - but that stuff goes on all the time.” The NFL locked out the officials in June after their contract expired. Unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the league opened the season with replacements, most with experience only in lower levels of college football. Las Vegas oddsmakers said US$300 million or more changed hands worldwide on the call. The Glantz-Culver line for the game opened favouring the Packers by 4 1/2. Had the play been ruled an interception, Green Bay would have won by 5.

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Newly appointed Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett is defending his impartiality after NDP MLA Norm Macdonald called into question his history with the Jumbo Glacier Resort. As reported in May, the province amended the mountain resort municipality legislation, opening the door for a request from Glacier Resorts Ltd., the company applying to construct the Jumbo Glacier Resort. At the time, Bennett said the changes were being done to make room for the controversial resort after its master development plan was approved in March. “It’s a fairly straightforward issue now,” he said. “The only question that’s left now is what form of governance will this resort take and one of the options is for the mountain resort municipality to be created. At this stage the processing of this is technical – not political.” Macdonald, MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke in which the Jumbo Valley sits, said Bennett’s new cabinet position is the ministry responsible for whether a project is given the green light for resort municipality status. “Bill Bennett is now responsible for a piece of controversial legislation that was passed last spring which made a flawed piece of legislation on the creation of resort municipalities even worse,” Macdonald said. Resort municipality status would allow a municipality to be created in an area where there are no residents. The ministry would then appoint a three-person council that would sit for three years to represent the interests of the resort. An election for a

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About 50 people attended a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the TransCanada Highway in Woodenhead Park in Revelstoke last Friday morning. The ceremony was an occasion for several dignitaries to go celebrate the history of the highway and tout its benefits to the province and the community. The Trans-Canada Highway opened in the summer of 1962. There were two ceremonies marking it’s opening. The province held its opening on July 30 with a ceremony about 12 kilometres east of Revelstoke. Then, on Sept. 3, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker attended a ceremony at Rogers Pass marking the official opening of the highway. Friday’s ceremony was attended by Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, Cathy English of the Revelstoke Museum & Archives, most city councillors, Bob Gaglardi, who’s father Phil was the B.C. Minister of Transport when the highway opened; and Rob Hart, who’s father was a

civil highway engineer for the Department of Public Works when the highway was opened. They each took turns going over the virtues of the highway. Wilks talked about how it helped open up Glacier National Parks to the public and he praised the “hard work that goes into keeping this vital route open and safe for those travelling through this stunning mountainous terrain each year.” While most dignitaries used the occasion to recite history or talk about the significance of the highway, Norm Macdonald used the occasion to push for improvement to the highway. “I think we need to use these sorts of events to push to continue to make improvements on this section of highway,” he said in his speech. “I think that’s one of the messages that we take out of this event – that we need to continue to push to take a road that in places is still 50-yearsold and bring it up to a standard that’s appropriate for the travel that’s here.” During the ceremony, Rob Hart, who’s father Nick Huculak, helped design the Rogers Pass section of the highway, drove in

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Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks was on hand for 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway. from Calgary to present English with the survey transit that his father used to plot out the last bend of the road through Rogers Pass. He also recounted meeting John Diefenbaker at the opening ceremony. “It was a huge event

and I can remember I was just a shade over 4.5-years-old, too scared to shake John Diefenbaker’s hand,” he said. “Everybody was twice as tall as I was and he was kind of an ornery looking old man to me.”

Once the speeches were done, many of the dignitaries got into the classic cars of the Revelstoke Vintage Car Club for a drive through Rogers Pass to the main ceremony at the new Donald Bridge near Golden.

The Town of Golden Council has decided to send BC Hydro a letter requesting that they allow residents of the town to have “opt out” options regarding smart meter installations on their homes. Coun. Mike Pecora presented the resolution at a council meeting on Sept. 18. Council decided that the matter was urgent, given that the company BC Hydro has hired to install the meters, Corix, has already begun installations in Golden. “I’m torn either way,” said Pecora, who described himself as a “tech guy,” who is also very health conscious. Many of the people opposed to smart meter installation are concerned about the potential harm these meters could do to their bodies, among other things. “Golden residents have raised significant health, privacy, security, safety, cost, and other concerns, including infringement of their democratic, civil and human rights, regarding the forced installation of BC Hydro’s wireless smart meters on their homes,” stated the resolution. “I’m not a fan of having things forced on me,” added Pecora. There are other household items, such as microwave ovens, that emit similar frequencies. But those are consumer items that citizens chose to purchase or not purchase.

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gave her a check for his share. Mom, on the other hand, is unable to pay, and Grandma says she is not covering the cost. This was a surprise because Grandma has always said “yes” in the past. Mom won’t tell my sister because she doesn’t want to upset her. She doesn’t want Dad to know she can’t afford it, which is ridiculous because he’s well aware that she is financially strapped. He probably assumes Grandma will pay. Mom has reached a new level of complaining. She cries and is frequently sick. She’s angry with Grandma. She worries that Dad’s wife will look prettier

I initiated every session. After five years, I started to feel as if I was begging for it and asked him to take the lead some of the time. He didn’t. For three more years, I told him it would thrill me to be approached by him, treated to dinner or have a little gift placed on my pillow -- the kind of things I did for him. I finally convinced him to go for counseling, but my husband wouldn’t do any of the things the counselor suggested. In desperation, I told him that if he wanted sex, he would have to initiate it. That was seven years ago, and we haven’t been intimate since. I can’t divorce him because of my own physical problems. He says he loves me, but he’s not willing to do anything for me. Any suggestions? -- Another Sad Wife Dear Sad: Other than making sure your husband has a thorough

checkup, you might consider counseling for yourself. While you cannot force your husband to change, you can work on your own happiness. Our condolences. Dear Annie: May I weigh in on whether or

not to have flowers at a funeral? When my parents died, the flowers were deeply appreciated. They brightened the rooms where we had visitation and later at the church. If someone wants

to give to a charity, fine, but the flowers at my parents’ funerals brought much more comfort to us than any of the donations, although the latter were surely well intended. -- C.B.

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at the wedding and that her future son-in-law will like my stepmother better. She has asked to borrow money from me and is thinking of taking out a loan. I want to help, but I think part of this is her own fault. She needs to grow up and live within her means instead of trying to keep up with Dad and his wife. But telling her that would crush her. What can I do? -- Worried Dear Worried: There’s only so much reassurance you can give Mom if she cannot overcome her insecurities. That might require professional help. But there is no reason to protect your sister from the difficulties she has caused. Tell her the wedding is a financial burden that Mom cannot manage, and ask her to cut back on her expenses or find another way to pay for the extra cost. Dear Annie: My husband enjoyed sex when we had it, but

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Dear Annie: My parents divorced years ago. Dad waited patiently while Mom chose between him and another man. In the end, Mom chose the other guy, but it didn’t work out. Neither have any of her other relationships. Meanwhile, my dad married a lovely, classy and extremely wealthy woman. They have found true happiness, while my mom has become bitter and jealous. I love both of my parents, but it’s difficult to be around my mother when she constantly whines and complains about Dad, saying he has money and she doesn’t. My grandmother had to take over most of Mom’s financial responsibilities, including helping to pay for our expenses growing up. Here’s the problem. My sister is getting married. She is paying for part of the wedding, but asked our parents to help with the rest. Dad

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YOUR HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a sexy, flirtatious day for your sign. (Do flirt a little with someone.) You’ll be aggressive in sports and in playful activities. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You feel very firm about getting your way at home today, especially regarding decorating ideas or how to make things look better. You have standards, and you intend to maintain them. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You are unusually forward and assertive in all your dealings with others today, especially with siblings, neighbors and daily contacts. This could work well for you; then again, it might not! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re very firm about going after what you want in terms of earning money

today. Similarly, you’ll be very specific about what you want if you are purchasing something. Oh yeah! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You feel passionate today. You want something to happen. You want life to rattle your cage, especially with romantic adventure. Well, good luck -- something might thrill you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You feel driven about certain things today; however, you’re not going to show others or tip your hand. (But you certainly do have a hidden agenda.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Group activities, especially sports and physical activities appeal highly to you today. You’ll enjoy an easy camaraderie with others, even though you want to win! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might be attracted to

your boss or someone older or richer today. (This could be a serious crush.) Just don’t do anything you will regret later. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re excited about travel possibilities. (What’s new?) Your enthusiasm will make you push hard to gain the advantage in publishing, the media and anything that has to do with higher education.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You definitely will fight for your rights and defend your best interests when it comes to discussions about inheritances or how to divide anything or deal with shared property. You mean business! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Relations with partners and close friends are flirtatious and possibly a tad tense. You

have strong emotions today, but they could go either way. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Because you’re so excited about something at work, you will move mountains to make sure it happens. Quite likely, you’re trying to improve the appearance of something. YOU BORN TODAY You’re versatile and multitalented. Although you are warm and

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1-888-406-1253 Reach most sportsmen & women in BC advertise in the 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulation Synopsis! The largest outdoor magazine in BC, 450,000 copies plus two year edition! This is the most effective way to advertise your business in BC. Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335. or email: fish@blackpress.ca

Career Opportunities

Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev at 604-968-5488 or email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: careers@vankam.com or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Housesitting NEED A HOUSESITTER? A professional working in Trail is looking for a short or long term house sitting situation. I work full time, days, from Sunday to Thursday. I also have a dog that comes with me to work. If you would like to discuss a situation, you can email me at schaferphoto@gmail.com or call me at 250-364-1242, ext. 212

Coming Events

fax 250.368.8550 email nationals@trailtimes.ca Employment Employment Employment Employment

Births

Ryan and Allison Pipes of Edmonton, AB are pleased to announce the arrival of their son

Christian James On August 11, 2012, weighing 5 lbs. 13 oz. Proud grandparents are Jamie and Ericka Pipes of Trail, BC and Roy and Judy Henning of Edmonton, AB.

ON-CALL BUILDING SERVICE WORKER A diverse role at our Castlegar or Nelson campuses Based at either our Castlegar or Nelson campuses, you will provide custodial services, facility and grounds maintenance and security functions. Your duties may include cleaning, minor maintenance (and reporting larger maintenance problems), replenishing supplies, groundskeeping and snow removal. Along with high school graduation and at least one year of custodial experience at a public institution, you have a custodial training certificate, a WHMIS certificate and a valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence. Ideally, you also have a First Aid certificate.

ON-CALL & RELIEF CLERICAL SUPPORT A varied administrative role supporting our Castlegar, Trail & Nelson Campuses Highly motivated, detail-oriented and born to multi-task, you’ll provide relief work for our switchboard services, clerk typist, secretary and mailroom. Along with up to 2 years’ experience and a typing speed of 60 wpm, you have completed Grade 12 and a 1-year office administration/applied business technology program with a certificate option in bookkeeping or word processing (both preferred). An office management diploma as well as accounting and switchboard experience would be assets. Able to deal courteously with students, staff and the public alike, you’re a team player who’s also computer and internet proficient.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

CORNERSTONE CAFE looking for experienced cook for baking & early mornings. Bring resume to the restaurant in Warfield.

Help Wanted

WANTED PAPER CARRIERS

For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for ALL ages. Fruitvale Rossland Route 368 26 papers Caughlin Rd, Davis Ave & Hepburn Dr Route 369 22 papers Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Redwood Dr Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 28 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd

Castlegar Route 311 6 papers 9th Ave & Southridge Dr Route 312 15 papers 10th & 9th Ave Route 314 12 papers 4th, 5th, & 6th Ave Route 321 10 papers Columbia & Hunter’s Place

Blueberry Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Route 403 12 papers Cook Ave, Irwin Ave, St Paul & Thompson Ave Route 406 15 papers Cooke Ave & Kootenay Ave Route 414 18 papers Thompson Ave,Victoria Ave Route 416 10 papers 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, Elmore St, Paul S Route 420 17 papers 1st, 3rd Kootenay Ave, Leroi Ave Route 421 9 papers Davis & Spokane St Route 422 8 papers 3rd Ave, Jubliee St, Queen St & St. Paul St. Route 424 9 papers Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, Plewman Way Route 434 7 papers 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Turner Ave

Montrose Route 342 11 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave Route 348 21 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

Associate Investment Advisor Canaccord Wealth Management, Canada’s leading independent investment Àrm is looking for an experienced Associate Investment Advisor in Trail, BC. Working alongside an established group of Advisors, this role has tremendous growth opportunities for the right candidate. In this position you will enjoy working in a cohesive team atmosphere which encourages personal growth and the opportunity to exercise entrepreneurial skills. • Registered Representative (RR) licensing approval with IIROC is required • Must have or be willing to immediately undertake insurance licensing requirements. To learn more and to apply, please visit jobs.canaccord.com. All applications will be held in strict conÀdence.

Closing date: 4 pm, September 28, 2012.

For more information visit

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INDEPENDENT WEALTH MANAGEMENT AND CANACCORD WEALTH MANAGEMENT ARE A DIVISION OF CANACCORD GENUITY CORP., MEMBER – CANADIAN INVESTOR PROTECTION FUND


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CLASSIFIEDS Employment

Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Legal Services

Garden & Lawn

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Home Care/Support

EXPERIENCED log loader operator / hoe chucker REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY for full time position. Competitive wages and beneďŹ ts. Please fax resume to 250-352-5552 or email steve@cpsii.ca

FRUITVALE IDA PHARMACY Pharmacy Technician required. Work area includes dispensary, compounding lab and automated pouch packaging for long term care. Experience an asset, but will train motivated individual. Apply in person or in conďŹ dence to: fruitvaleIDA@hotmail.com or Box 490, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0. Attn: Peter.

NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, certiďŹ ed care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: personable; energetic; positive; possess an outstanding work ethic; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, pls forward your resume c/w 2 references to shgeekie@bayshore.ca. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

**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

Help Wanted

Trail BC

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Livestock

Volunteers

JERSEY/HOLSTEIN milk cow for sale with calf; excellent quality and temperament. Freshened Sept 14; second calf; $1,900 Call 250-428-6264

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Medical Supplies

Probably the best house for the money in our marketplace. Great condition inside & out. Call today!

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Glenmerry Beautiful 3 bedroom home plus a loft on a huge 105x100 lot on the riverbank in Glenmerry. Fantastic location & stunning views!

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$149,900

Fixer-upper with great rural access. If you like to quad out your back door, this is the place!

$189,000

A Great family home on a choice corner lot in Shavers Bench. Lots of upgrades inside & out. Call today!

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

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1148 Bay Ave, Trail

250-368-5000

www.allprorealty.ca Park Siding

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Own your own piece of privacy. Small 3 bdrm home on 1 acre, located 10 minutes outside of Fruitvale.

$149,000

660 9th Ave Montrose

$219,500

$129,000

W NE

G TIN LIS

$219,000

Be your own boss! Well established coffee shop & lunch stop with well anchored businesses surrounding it!

Rossland Only 4 available. Isn’t it time to get into your new home before winter?

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Awesome investment or starter! Nicely updated 2 bdrm rancher w/ covered parking & views of the Columbia River.

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$389,500

$429,500

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Great value in this 5 bdrm, 3 bath home with new custom kitchen. Located on 2.79 acres overlooking the village of Montrose.

111 acre hobby farm w/ updated main house & many other out buildings. The possibilities are endless. Great value.

E AG RE AC

Solid character home with good sized rooms and a huge, Ă at yard.

Montrose

Waneta

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WarÀeld

This home has been well maintained by the same family for over 60 years. Double garage, a huge workshop, plus a legal suite.

Attention to detail. This home boasts pride of ownership, has beautiful oak Ă oors, newer kitchen, skylights, soaker tub & more. Move in ready.

SOLD

This 2.59 acre site has 2 small cabins that are rented - a place to build your new home when the time is right. Call on this one today!

Trail

Montrose

$650,000

$179,900

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Park Siding

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3401 Highway Dr. Trail

$59,000 Why drive? With this cute 2 bdrm home, you can walk everywhere!

W NE

Updated 3 bdrm character home w/ fenced yard, wood Ă oors, newer furnace, hot water tank, & central air. It has it all!

G TIN LIS

$549,000

$299,500

Waneta

Ross Spur

Fruitvale

Fruitvale

A stunning executive quality home in a quiet setting with a beautiful back yard. This 3 bedroom home is only 6 years old and is a “must see.�

A fantastic rural setting for this large family home on 2.5 acres, excellent condition throughout. Call on this one today!

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

A super home on a super 1.6 acre site in a super location only minutes away from town. Great Ă oor plan. Check this one out today!

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27

Dawn Rosin ext 24 Tom Gawryletz ext 26

135 9th Ave

Country estate in town, 4 bedroom family home, 1 acre view property, quiet street. Will consider smaller trade. Cell 250-231-0359 ROSSLAND BRAND new, 4bdrm. European heating, very energy efďŹ cient. $150. per sq. ft. 250-368-7972 or rosslandbuilder.com

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Saturday, Sept. 29 1:30 - 3:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 27 3-5pm Saturday, Sept 29 11am - 1pm

$319,900

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

$159,000

2039 Caughlin Rd, Fruitvale

DOUBLE BED, very clean mattress. $100. 250-367-6322

Saturday, Sept. 29 11:00am - 1:00pm

Clean 3bdrm townhouse. Basement ready to Ànish to your liking. Great end unit!

Montrose

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

OPEN HOUSE

Glenmerry

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Misc. Wanted

Misc. for Sale

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

$497,000

WALK-IN Tubs, Wheelchair Baths, Roll-in Showers, Seats. Ask how to get a free reno! 1-866-404-8827

Contractors

Misc. for Sale 1 SEARS snow blower, never used; 1 tractor for lawn & snow; 1 set tires, used only one season; 1 stainless steel tub, H.D.; 1 hot house 36ft. Ideal for hobby farm. Phone 250-364-3991, after 6pm. Fruitvale. First come ďŹ rst serve at bargain price.

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 ďŹ ne) Call 250-362-7681 after 5pm or 250-231-2174

Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services

Real Estate

STOVE, WHITE, Inglis, selfcleaning oven, 3yrs. old. Asking $350.; LG microwave, under-counter, white, 1000W, never been used, $500. 250693-2353, 250-231-5003

Pets & Livestock

All Pro Realty Ltd. Columbia Heights

250.364.1005

Services

We require a TECHNICIAN to work in a fast paced, expanding shop. Please send or email resume with complete work history and references to: Carlos DeFrias at Champion Chevrolet service@championgm.com 250-368-9134 or Marc Cabana at Champion Chevrolet marccabana@championgm.com 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3

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

WE’RE GROWING!

Siddall Garden Services

CRIMINAL RECORD?

Merchandise for Sale

Denise Marchi ext 21 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29

www.facebook.com/ allprorealtyltdtrailbc

AVAILABLE October 1st. Sunningdale. Large 1 bdrm Apt. with deck. Heat, light, laundry, cable included. Call 250-231-2033. Ref required. NS/NP. Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 EAST & WEST TRAIL, 1bdrm. apts. F/S. 250-3683239 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. ROSSLAND GUEST SUITE, private entrance, deluxe ensuite & kitchenette. Newly reno’d. N/S, N/P. Weekly, mo. rate. 604-836-3359

TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423 W.TRAIL, 2bdrm., tiny fenced yard, suitable for small dog, close Downtown. $750. 250368-6075

Homes for Rent 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@ hotmail.com HOUSE for rent, downtown Trail. 3 Bdrm, 2 bath, air conditioning, porch and patio. $975. Oct 1. (250) 505-5454 HOUSE for rent in Glenmerry. 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, newly renovated with a full basement. N/S, N/P $1195/mth + utilities Leave msg at 250-494-1193 or text 250-328-8708 ROSSLAND, spacious house for rent, excellent condition, including 2 bathrooms. Call 604836-3359


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3BD.

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Townhouses GLENMERRY TOWNHOUSE 3Bd., new oor, windows, paint&roof.$900.604-552-8806

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Motorcycles

Boats

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

BOATING SEASON IS STILL HERE!! WANNA HAVE SOME FUN WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THIS GREAT BOAT ALL YEAR ROUND? Great for ďŹ shing.

Recreational/Sale 1997 Nash 21.5 ft 5th wheel. Exc cond. $6,500. 50-4428655. 2004 PLEASUREWAY Van XLT5, fully loaded. $49,900. 250-693-2353, 250-231-5003 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: tzanier@hotmail.ca 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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Houses For Sale

The Kootenay Queen •

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@ hotmail.com 4 more information & to view •

Tenders

Tenders

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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Re: Estate of Denny Bozzer formerly of 8283 Highway 22A, Trail, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby notiÀed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator at 301 - 1665 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia VIY 2B3, on or before October 26, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. Tessy Bozzer Administrator by PUSHOR MITCHELL LLP Lawyers Attention: Joni Metherell Telephone: (250) 762-2108

INSURANCE COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

NOTICE REGARDING JAMES ROBERT MILLIGEN On October 25, 2011, the Insurance Council of British Columbia (“Councilâ€?) held a hearing into allegations that life insurance agent James Robert Milligen was recommending the public invest money to fund the shipment of gold from Ghana to Canada. Council found that Mr. Milligen was involved in an obvious scam and was using his position as a life insurance agent to mislead people for personal gain. As a result, Mr. Milligen’s life insurance licence was revoked for a minimum of Ă…ve years. While Mr. Milligen is no longer licensed with Council, he continues to promote this scam to the public. Council is taking this opportunity to warn the public about Mr. Milligen and this scam.

Legal

Legal Notices NOTICE TO Creditors and Others. Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Raymond John Esovoloff, formerly of Box 863, 604 Davies Ave., Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Christopher Esovoloff, Box 1962, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0, on or before October 21, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Christopher Esovoloff, Executor.

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Legal Notices

Anyone with questions can view Council’s decision at www.insurancecouncilofbc.com or contact Council at 1-877-688-0321.

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1st Trail Real Estate

www.coldwellbankertrail.com 1252 Bay Avenue, TRAIL (250) 368-5222

MLS# K206977

MLS# K212192

MLS# K211391

MLS# K210797

MLS# K215313

MLS# K212989

MLS# K214923

Trail $549,900

Trail $449,900

Rossland $359,900

Beaver Falls $329,900

WarďŹ eld $269,900

Trail $265,000

WarďŹ eld $249,900

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

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# K211181

MLS# K215569

MLS# K214159

MLS# K214881

MLS# K214582

MLS# K214922

MLS# K202376

Trail $219,900

WarďŹ eld $159,900

Trail $145,000

Trail $139,900

Trail $129,900

Trail $114,500

Trail $265,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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MLS# K215008

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Trail $89,000

Trail $169,000

Renata $249,000

Renata $249,000

Rossland $297,000

Fruitvale $409,000

Montrose $345,000

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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CBAL helps adult literacy learners in the region Report finds 60 per cent of Canadians lack necessary literacy skills to manage their health properly SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Every year throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions, hundreds of our citizens work with literacy instructors and tutors to improve their reading, writing, math, English language and computer skills. These adults are seeking out CBAL (the Columbia Basin and Boundary not-for-profit literacy organization) programs to improve their skills, knowledge and ability so they can participate more fully in their lives and communities. The program benefits and the learners’ commitment are having a positive impact in towns and villages in our the regions. “We work closely with libraries, schools, colleges, businesses, and other community partners to develop, promote and deliver adult literacy and learning services,� said Ali Wassing, CBAL Executive Director. “The Canadian Council on

Learning reported that 60% per cent of Canadians do not have the necessary literacy skills to manage their health adequately. We know the health benefits individuals and communities gain when a commitment is made to life-long learning.� The Adult Literacy and Life Skills international survey found approximately 40% of Canadians need greater knowledge and skills to effectively find and use basic written information for daily work and living tasks. “Research shows us the need for increased adult literacy,� says Betty Knight, CBAL Regional Program Manager, East Kootenay. “We see the effects on individuals, families and communities, and are committed to helping people change their lives through small group classes, one-to-one tutoring and services at our centres.� “Our learners gain muchneeded skills in reading, writing and speaking English,� said Linda Steward, Creston Community Literacy Coordinator. “They also find friendship and emotional support to combat the isolation immigrants

“Research shows us the need for increased adult literacy. We see the effects on individuals, families and communities, and are committed to helping people change their lives through small group classes, one-toone tutoring and services at our centres.� BETTY KNIGHT

experience. It is so rewarding to see them start with little or no English and, within a few years, be working, joining community organizations, and settling into a happy full life in our valley.� Learners expressing their appreciation said: “Your teacher is very good teacher. I learn lots how to speak, to write and to read English.� “The ESL class helps me to practice my English and my tutor helps me with many things in my life and I have the conversations with her.� Selkirk College works with CBAL and the Kootenay Family Place in Castlegar to bring high school upgrading courses to parents. “This program is such a pleasure to be part of,� said Allison Alder, Chair, School of Academic Upgrading and

Development, Selkirk College. “While instructors help parents brush up on math, learn a new biology concept or polish their writing skills, they can relax knowing their children are cared for nearby. Bringing learning opportunities to people, where and when they are comfortable, is community learning at its finest.� “The program gave me an opportunity to complete my schooling by providing excellent childcare, career counseling and an awesome tutor. But most importantly, I received positive encouragement to follow through with my career plans,� said Charity Barbour, a past ABE program participant. In Cranbrook, CBAL partners with College of the Rockies to offer the Young Parent Education Program. Young parents, who face multiple barriers,

can complete their high school education, and, focus on learning new life, work and parenting skills. “Learners make new and sustaining friendships, support each other, and, with improved selfesteem are empowered to move on to vocational, academic or employment opportunities when they graduate,� said Katherine Hough, Cranbrook Community Literacy Coordinator. Literacy statistics affecting our communities: 26 per cent of Canadians with the lowest literacy skill levels are unemployed 80 per cent of those with low literacy skills earn less than $27,000 a year. 33 per cent of employers report challenges because some staff need better literacy skills. On [Wednesday, October 10] support literacy in your community by taking part in Black Press and CBAL’s ReachA-Reader campaign. Buy your local newspaper from a volunteer who will be out in the town. All proceeds raised will go to support literacy programs in your community. By learning together, we will grow strong together.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Trail Daily Times

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Robusters inspire fellow paddlers in San Francisco BY JAN MICKLETHWAITE Special to the Times

The Kootenay Robusters have arrived home from the 17th annual Kaiser Permanente International Dragon Boat Festival in San Francisco pleased with their accomplishments. They took part in five races on Sept. 15 and 16 and, while the team paddled well, it soon became apparent that they weren’t going to win medals. As the only breast cancer survivor team in the festival (and with an average age of 62) it was unlikely that the team would beat the Amazonian young women in the ultra competitive women’s division. In order to fit in a few more races they also entered the mixed division – which wasn’t much better, since they had to compete against teams with 12 men and eight women. There just wasn’t a division in the festival that fit their profile.

Still, the Robusters headed out on the course with the same focus that they bring to every festival, and were soon impressing spectators and other teams with their precision, positive attitude and ironical team cheer “Bust or no bust, we are robust!� Surprisingly, dragon boat racing as a sport for breast cancer survivors has not reached the same levels of participation in California as in other areas. Few other paddlers at the San Francisco Festival knew the story of how Dr. Don MacKenzie, of the Sports Medicine Clinic at UBC, recruited a dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors to take part in research on breast cancer surgery and upper body exercise. That made the Robusters’ presence at the festival even more important since one of the team goals is to raise breast cancer awareness and demonstrate the fact that exercise has a role in cancer prevention as well as in

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team. If you can do it, I can too!� The Robusters’ paddling season for 2012 is winding down, but team members would like to invite any interested women, survivors or not, to consider paddling with us next year.

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As one young woman, just finished her cancer treatment, put it, “I watched your races and thought you looked great, just like a pink ribbon on the water. Now I can’t wait to get back home and start working on setting up a survivor

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helping survivors return to good health. As the festival unfolded, it soon became clear that the Robusters were inspiring others, as breast cancer survivors from other teams came to talk to them.

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The Kootenay Robusters competed in a dragon boat festival in San Francisco in mid-September.

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Trail Daily Times, September 26, 2012  

September 26, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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