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GREAT START FOR CASTLEGAR TEAMS Both Rebels and Saints lead respective divisions

Veterans Walton and Bartlett lead Rebs past Heat


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It might be early in the season, but the Castlegar Rebels are in first place in the Neil Murdoch division with 13 points. (Ed. Note: Beaver Valley moved past Castlegar after beating Spokane Tuesday) The team is off to another strong start this season and look to be as good or possibly even better that season.

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Rebels’ rookie forward Alex Dartnall tries to stuff the puck past Chase goalie Jacob Mattes during Saturday’s game at the Castlegar Complex. Craig Lindsay photo

This past weekend, the Rebels took three of four points at home to solidify the top spot in the division. On Saturday, Castlegar picked up two goals each from veteran forwards Stuart Walton and Diego Bartlett to get past the Chase Heat. “After Friday’s game (vs. Spokane) we knew we had to pick it up,” said Rebel forward Diego Bartlett. Continued on P. 21

Selkirk Saints sweep UVic in opening weekend play CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Like their counterparts the Castlegar Rebels, the Selkirk College Saints are in first place in the BCIHL standings. Granted, it’s only been one weekend of regular season play for the Saints, but it’s certainly encouraging for a young, developing team. On Saturday, the

Saints won an exciting 5-4 overtime thriller over the defending BCIHL champion UVic Vikes in Victoria. Defenceman Lucas Hildebrand scored the game winner just 33 seconds into the extra frame when he sent a point shot through traffic and past UVic goalie Sunny gill to secure the victory. Also scoring for Selkirk on the night

were Logan Proulx, Dylan Smith, who also had two assists, Cody Fidgett, and captain Jordan Wood. Stephen Wolff picked up the win stopping 28 of 32 shots for the Saints. The game Friday, also at UVic, was another close battle with the Saints winning 4-3. Fidgett scored the game winner for the Saints at 9:45 of the third period.

Other Selkirk scorers on Friday were Wood, Beau Taylor, and Thomas Hardy. Selkirk now returns from Vancouver Island to face Trinity Western University in their first regular season game in front of their home fans. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12th at the Castlegar Receation Complex. For ticket information visit www.

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Local Century 21 owner honoured by national award CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

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treal at the Century 21 Canada Conference to pick up our Centurion Sales Award for the office when I found out ,� he said.

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“I was shocked,� Sherbinin admitted. “I guess a lot of the peers I work with were impressed with how we do our business. It’s quite an honour. I was very humbled.� Sherbinin says the office really uses the tools of the Century 21 system to their benefit. “I have our sales people use the benefits of Century 21,� he said.

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Strong opposition to proposed changes at boundary forum in Castlegar CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

About a dozen people had the chance to talk about the proposed federal electoral map changes to three federal commissioners at a forum in Castlegar Oct. 3. The forum took place at the Fireside Inn and was attended by around 40 area residents. “Each province has had commissioners appointed,” said Southern Interior Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko, who spoke against the changes. “We have three here in B.C. They’ve outlined proposed changes to the boundaries. Now, they’re taking these ideas out to get feedback. When the changes came out, people were notified. Those of us who presented, had to submit our intent by Aug. 30. Anyone can make written submissions to the commission by Oct. 18.” The proposed changes would see Princeton and Hedley join Central Okanagan-Coquihalla and Penticton join with Castlegar and Trail in the South O k a n a g a n - We s t Kootenay Boundary. In addition, Nelson, Montrose, Fruitvale and Salmo would join with Cranbrook and Fernie in the Kootenay-Columbia Boundary. “The commissioners will look over all the feedback received

throughout the province regarding the revised proposal and, I think, they targeted next spring,” said Atamenenko. “At some point, this will go to parliament and they’ll either approve it or make recommendations.” The new boundaries are expected to be in place before the next federal election. The majority of speakers at the forum spoke against the proposed changes for a variety of reasons. “An overwhelming majority of people there did not agree with the changes,” said Atamenenko.

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“I should emphasize they’re not really political reasons. It’s the fact that it’s ludicrous to take Nelson and separate it from Trail and Castlegar. The fact is that currently people in all those communities have reasonable access to this office (Atamanenko’s office in Castlegar). Now Nelson, which is a half hour from Castlegar, if someone had a problem, and they weren’t in this riding, the office would probably be in Cranbrook and they

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Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko pleads his case to keep the boundaries as they are to the Federal Election Boundaries Commission on Wednesday at the Fireside Inn in Castlegar. Craig Lindsay photo

would have to go there.” In Nelson, RDCK director Andy Shadrack proposed Nakusp and some communities north of Kaslo be added to the current Southern Interior riding. “That proposal makes sense,” said Atamanenko. “The bottom line is what I’ve been saying is that we should keep (the boundaries) intact. If Penticton is added, that adds a whole new dimension of rural vs. ur-

ban. Because, for our purposes Penticton is an urban centre with different needs.” Atamanenko pointed out that the regional district of OkanaganSimilkameen voted against the proposal. “They don’t want Penticton to be in this riding,” he said. “Penticton itself, I think, would prefer to be with Summerland and the other communities where there’s more commonality. I’m hoping that the commis-


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Castlegar boy dies in ATV accident CASTLEGAR NEWS STAFF

A four year-old boy has died in a tragic ATV accident near Nelson. The boy has been identified by B.C. Coroner’s service as Isaac Robert Zukowski of Castlegar. The accident occured on Oct. 7 at approximately 2 p.m. The boy’s step father

was driving the ATV westbound on Mid Slope Forest Service (West of Nelson).The ATV hit a drainage ditch that was across the roadway.The ATV flipped end over end and landed on the two occupants. Both were wearing helmets. Upon Police attendance, a medical doctor on scene pronounced the four

year-old boy as deceased. The 33 year-old male driver sustained serious back injuries and was flown to West Kootenay Regional Hospital in Trail. It was later determined that the ATV driver suffered a broken lower back, broken right leg, and right wrist as well as internal injuries.

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Several representatives from Castlegar recently took a trip to Castlegar’s sister city Embetsu in Japan from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. to take part in several ceremonies there. The group included Eric Burton, Castlegar Embetsu education exchange committee (CEEEC); Jacquie Hamilton (CEEEC); Lawrence Chernoff, mayor; Jerry Rempel, fire chief; Yuri Kutschera (CEEEC); and Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff, councillor. “The trip to Japan was both amazing and overwhelming as half our time was spent travelling from Castlegar to Embetsu and back,� said Heaton-Sherstobitoff.

“We arrived in Embetsu to a huge crowd at the Town of Embetsu’s town hall. Lines of workers and residents greeted us with Canada flags. That night we were guests at the welcoming reception where it was very evident that the Sister City relationship is extremely important to the Town of Embetsu.� The following day, the group toured the Town of Embetsu and its surrounding area – a stock yard, local museum, a kindergarten, rice processing facility, fishing port and grave yard. “As we drove around it occurred to me how similar the two cities are – they have a ski hill, they get 3 meters or more of snow a year, temperatures drop to -25

to -30 in the winter, summer temperatures are similar, they golf, they play baseball and volleyball, and they love fishing,â€? said Heaton-Sherstobitoff. “I could imagine the Sea of Japan and the Embetsu River as the Columbia River‌â€? Embetsu is located in the northern part of Hokkaido in Japan. It is about 591 square kilometers and its population is 3036. 89 per cent of the land is forest and only 6 per cent is farmland. The city’s main industry is agriculture – rice, milk and hothouse vegetables are produced there and fishery – scallop fishing is thriving in Embetsu. They also have a big fishing industry for octopus, salmon and flatfish – plus other fish.



“We were honored guests at the 15th Anniversary celebration of the CastlegarEmbetsu Educational Exchange where they highlighted the importance of the program for both students and parents as it provides an opportunity to learn about its others customs, culture, heritage and history which are extremely important,� said Heaton-Sherstobitoff. “We also attended the grand opening of their new fire hall and the 100th anniversary of their volunteer fire department. The 100th anniversary was a very traditional Japanese ceremony where they had many speakers from various government departments along with all neighboring fire depart-

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ments.� Embetsu has approximately 70 volunteer fire fighters with a staff compliment (paid by the Town of Embetsu) of 10. Lawrence Chernoff and Gerry Rempel played an integral part of the celebration and were honoured to be asked to throw rice cakes off of the fire department roof which is a ‘good luck’ tradition in Japan, said HeatonSherstobitoff. The first year councillor believes the benefits of having a regular exchange to Japan far outweighs the negatives, including costs to taxpayers. “The trip enables the City of Castlegar to strength our relationship and bonds with the Town of Embetsu by continuContinued on P. 7

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Fall - ing in line There’s no more denying it, October is here and thus fall is here and undeniably winter is around the corner. It’s been a strange summer as far as weather goes. In June and July, we saw enough rain to make Noah feel at home. And then, joy of joys, finally some warm, sunny weather came in August and September. But as well all know, it wouldn’t last forever and here we are in October with the temperatures dropping and rumours of snow in nearby Cranbrook. Am I ready to put away the shorts and sandals? No, but it’s inevitable. In fact, it won’t be long before it’s time to clean the snow off the cars and sweep out those driveways. But fall and winter’s not all bad. Hockey is back and both the Castlegar Rebels and Selkirk College Saints are off to great starts in their respective leagues. The Rebels were atop the Neil Mountain Division, while the Saints just knocked off UVic in Victoria in two straight. Sadly, the NHL lock-out appears to have no end in sight. Many of my friends are talking about picking up NBA League Pass and finding other ways to pass the time. Some even talk of never going back. Of course, those are usually the most hardcore fans and you know eventually they’ll come around. But for now, be sure to head out to the Complex and catch the local teams. These kids play fast, hard and are fun to watch. We want to hear from you.

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Spots in time - Gord Turner

Once upon an island “You’re going to where?” my sons wanted to know. I said, “Savary Island north of Powell River and near Lund.” We had to find an atlas to show them. They were still shaking their heads a bit after we laid out our plans. In fact, we were going to visit long-lost friends who had sold out and retired from Whistler and were looking for an isolated place to grow new roots. When we lived at Whistler many years ago, we were friends with Neil and Lesley, and Neil and I acted in local theatre and skits at community socials. Our children played together, and my wife taught their daughter who is now a school teacher. This couple had found their paradise on Savary Island. Long ago when we sat around with Lesley and Neil, Neil told us about his desire one day to locate an island, buy it, and be a bit of a recluse for the last part of his life. Unfortunately, those islands are few and far between, and so Neil and Lesley bought a modest shack on the Strait of Georgia side of Savary Island. Savary Island as a place comes close to satisfying Neil’s dream. In the summer, the island is over-run by tourists, and the harbour on the Coast side of the island is packed Craig Lindsay Reporter

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with boats of all sizes, shapes, and styles. However, in early fall the summer people depart, and the community is left with about 50 permanent residents. So late September was the ideal time for us to arrive. To get there, we had to take two ferries north from Horseshoe Bay and then drive to the tiny fishing village of Lund at the end of the Pacific Highway. Next, we parked our car and took a water taxi for a ten minute ride to Savary Island. There are a few vehicles on the island, but the roads are gravel and dirt and not much wider in places than a single vehicle. In fact, having a new vehicle there would be a mistake because vehicles are always rubbing brush along the road and nearly disappearing in road holes. When Lesley arrived at the dock to pick us up, she was driving a 20 year old Land Cruiser that rumbled over the terrain. However, we soon discovered it was the appropriate vehicle to get up the sloping roads and around the treed corners. We quickly made ourselves comfortable in their island home. It still had the semblance of a shack, but because Neil was a builder during his working career, he has slowly Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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shaped up the place by adding a living room, dining room, and a deck. The deck looks out onto a lawn that eventually disappears into brome and crested wheat grasses before falling off a steep cliff to the beach far below. The next day we walked for a mile or two along the beach on the other side of the island. We enjoyed it immensely as we only came upon one or two people—and they were leaving for Lund. We could have walked all day along the beach and probably circumvented the island on foot because sand beaches surround the island. At night, we would wander onto the deck to watch the barges of timber and cruise ships pass by. Because there is no power on the island, Neil has added a solar system that can be used sparingly. When we had evening dinner, Lesley lit candles in the gigantic candelabra above the dining area. As we cracked the shells of the local crab we were eating, we relaxed in the soft light. We felt completely at home in this world away from the world.

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Getting senior’s care right Dear Editor: This is an open letter to ask the BC Minister of Health to implement all 176 recommendations in the Ombudsperson’s February 2012 Repost “The Best of Care, Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2)”. After hearing Ombudsperson Kim Carter, speak on September 12th, we are most impressed with the scope and thoroughness of this investigation. BC must bring these conclusions into reality. We are especially concerned about: 1. Easy public access to current and accurate information on all three levels of seniors’ care, including results of all inspections, wait times and how to get fee reductions. 2. Expand Home


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ing to build friendship between communities and peoples,” she said. “Sister City relationships are about people-to-people links – the tangible face to face meeting, between individuals from different cultures that enhances understanding and enhances all parties. I think if we asked the students involved in educational exchanges over the past 15 years from both Castlegar and Embetsu, they would speak with enthusiasm in terms of an enriching experience and the expansion of their knowledge and understanding and their frame of reference to the wider world - and no doubt their parents and families would say the same. These are the tangible rewards from a sister city relationship.” Heaton-Sherstobitoff says there are also the other, informal benefits of relationships. “When, inevitably, elected officials


Care services up to a daily cost equal to that in Assisted Living. Cover all services necessary to keep someone safely living at home. 3. Assisted Living residents must be covered by either the Residential Tenancy Act, or another law that protects them at least as well. 4. Put all Residential Care facilities under the same regulations so all BC citizens in these institutions are treated equally. 5. Do unannounced inspections of all residential care and assisted living facilities, including some on evenings and weekends. Make the results public. 6. Seniors need more than 48 hours to decide and move into residential care. 7. Seniors’ first three preferences for a residential care facility should be accommodated whenever possible. 8. Health Authorities must stop penalizing seniors who pay for

private residential care while waiting for a subsidized bed by lowering their priority. 9. Seniors who accept placement in a facility they do not prefer must be told that this lowers their priority for transfer to the preferred facility, and be told how long a transfer is likely to take. 10. The Ministry must stop charging seniors waiting over 30 days in hospital for residential placement. 11. The Ministry must ensure the Health Authorities meet the guideline of 3.36 daily care hours per resident in residential care by 2014/15. This guideline came from the Ministry promise that 2011 and 2012 fee increases for residential care would go to improve that care. 12. The Ministry needs to set specific and measurable standards for key aspects of residential care, including bathing frequency, dental care, toileting, call bell response times,

meal preparation and nutrition, recreation programmes, and culturally appropriate services. 13. The Ministry must establish the staff mix of RN’s, LPN’s and care aides required and then monitor and enforce these standards and report publicly. Copies of this letter are available at the Nelson Library, Nelson Credit Union, and Community First Health Co-op Wellness Centre, 518 Lake St., or you can request a copy by emailing cfhcoop@ Take a copy and star (*) what is most important to you. You can also add your individual concerns. We encourage the public to let the Ministry of Health know your thoughts about ‘Getting it Right for Seniors” in the Kootenays.

from two very different worlds can discuss common issue and challenges, providing opportunities for each partner to suggest solutions that perhaps the other had not encoun-

tered before,” she said. “This sharing of ideas is, I think, one of the areas in which Sister Cities, especially those with similar environments, that face similar challenges, can more

easily convert intangibles into tangibles and ‘rewards’ or, at the very least, more clearly make a case to their communities for the benefits of the relationship.”

Sincerely, Pegasis McGauley, (age 70) Chair, Nelson Area Society for Health.

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- Blueberry Creek Community School Hub is hosting an educational garden tea party at the school from 10am-noon. Come and join us on this morning and enjoy some seasonal refreshments and socializing, while learning how to optimally prune your raspberry and blackberry bushes in preparation for winter. We will have an expert on hand to teach and demonstrate this skill to us all. Bring your gloves and pruners if you are interested in practicing or would like to help us prune ours. Call 250-365-7201 for more information.


Norway and sponsored by The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is inviting interested persons to apply. Tel. 250 365 1017 . A workshop on Chip Carving is also being arranged on the same date and place .


at 2 pm at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail. Guest: Paul Meise, Cooper Medical, Kelowna.


Landscapes’, Chris Holt, has carved out his own unique style . . . a master and consummate artist of the garden. Chris, a Certified Horticulturalist and ISA Certified Arborist with more than 35 years of experience will share his elegant and highly original ideas on garden design. 7:00 p.m. at the Community Complex. Everyone welcome. Join us and be dazzled by the depth of Chris’s knowledge. Garden inspirations will linger long after the meeting is over. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave 250.365.9600 or OCT. 18 - 13TH ANNUAL TAKE BACK THE NIGHT MARCH presented by

Violence Against Women In Relationship Committee. Thursday Oct. 18th at 6:00 PM at Canadian Tire. Everyone is welcome to attend a community march to support the Safety of Women And children. Gather At the Canadian Tire Parking Lot and March to Safeway with Police Escort. There will be Speakers, Music and Refreshments. For More information Call


7:30 pm, Thursday, November 1, 2012. Castlegar Community Complex, 2101 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC.

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



ing spoken word artist Shane Koyzcan. Starts at 8 p.m.

nity Complex. Friday, Oct. 19th from 12-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. All hand made crafts. Info Verna Keraiff 250-365-8287. OCT. 20 - ST. RITA’S CWL TEA AND BAZAAR 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Admission $3.00. Bake Table, Sewing and Crafts. 513 7th Ave. Castlegar. OCT. 20 - NORWEGIAN FOLK DANCING WORKSHOP (re-scheduled) -


Bargains Galore on slightly used Children’s and Adult books! Hurry in for great selection! All proceeds to fund projects at the Castlegar Library. Saturday, October 20th 10 am to 4:30pm; Sunday Oct. 21s,t ,10am to 4pm. Lower Level of the Castlegar Library 1005 – 3rd. Street. 250365-6611 OCT. 24 - BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

- at 7 p.m.. Castlegar United Church, 809 Merry Creek Road (365-8337). Next Book Club discussion. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. You are invited to read the book and join us. OCT. 25 - BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS - at Boston Pizza 5-7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce as well as EZ Rock and Boston Pizza.


Castlegar Aquatic Centre. Visit the haunted change room if you dare. 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. No costume required.


gar Complex. Crypt doors open at 8 p.m. Music by Amusing Yours Truly. Tickets available at the Hospice Society, Mountain FM, Mike’s RV, and Glen’s Haircuts.


Community Complex Fri. Nov 2 - 10 am - 8 pm Sat, Nov 3 - 10 am - 5 pm Lots of Crafts and Door Prizes Admission $3. Kids 12 & under Free. For Info 250-359-2983.

NOV. 3 - SCULPTUREWALK AWARDS GALA - At Element Club featur-


Merry Creek Road (365-8337). 9;00 a.m. pot luck continental breakfast. 9.30-10.30 service. This gives people time to get to the cenotaph



Mon. 10:00 Darts, 1:00 Whist Tues. 9:30 Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts, 7:00 Pool Wed. 9:30 Floor Curling , 1:00 3rd ONLY, Bingo, 7:00 Rummoli , 10:00 17th Raspberry Reunion Thurs. 9:30 Floor Curling, 4th 2:00 Gen. Meeting, 1:00 Bingo just not on 4th, 18th 2pm Tea Dance, Halloween costumes, Fri. 1:00 Bridge/Crib, 19th Craft Sale 12-8, Sat. 20th Craft Sale 10-4 ONGOING: SLOCAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY AUTHORS READINGS: G.

Jake Conkin, cowboy poet and (children’s) author on Sunday October 21 at 1:00, Nelson’s Anne DeGrace on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00. and on November 25 at 1:00, Gary Wright of New Denver. Need info? 226-7312


You are welcome for a hot meal Tuesdays at 12 noon starting on Oct. 2 at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue in Castlegar, two blocks from the library. No charge. Sponsored by the Stonesoup committee. All are welcome! ONGOING: FRIDAY YOUTH PROGRAM AT BLUEBERRY CREEK - Are

you a youth in Castlegar looking for something to do on Friday nights? Why not check out the Friday Night Youth program at Blueberry Creek Community School? Manager Cindy Cropley and team ensure a fun, safe night for kids in the area to watch a movie in Blueberry’s very own movie theatre, play games and sports in the gym

and just hang out with friends. For grades K - 5, the program time is 6:30-8pm and for grades 6 and up, the program happens from 8-10pm. Check out the B.C.C.S. facebook page for movie listings and other information or phone 250-3657201. ONGOING: THE CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY TREASURE SHOP - located at 210 -

11th Avenue (across from the Library) is having a 2 for 1 sale commencing Monday, October 1 - October 6/12 on all bedding, table linens, towels, curtains and placemats. Halloween costumes and décor are on display now, ready and waiting for your pleasure! The Treasure Shop is always happy to receive volunteer help from Monday - Saturday during the day or our Wednesday evening workshop. Please stop in and pick up an application form. A new Silent Auction will be up and running in the near future so come in and browse over the many treasures that will be up for bidding. Telephone 250-365-7317 prior to dropping off your valued donations if at all possible. Just a reminder that we are openMonday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Fridays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (closed Sundays and all Stat Holidays) Visit the Hospital Gift Shop now offering 30% off on all baby/children’s summer clothing. The new winter styles are on order so stop by and check them out once they have arrived.


want to know more about Jesus Christ and the Bible? Then join us for an informal dessert night every Wed. for 10 weeks beginning on Sept 19 at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 602 7th St. We begin with dessert at 7 followed by a short Alpha video and then discussion. Any question is welcome and no stone is left unturned. The evening is free and everyone is welcome. For more info please call 250-365-5212.


- For more information please call Tiffany at 250-513-0133 or email


Community Church is hosting a 10 week course offering an opportunity to learn and inquire about the Christian faith. Come and get answers to the life questions that have haunted you in an environment of openness and mutual respect.

You are welcome to join us for any of the sessions. The course runs every Thursday from Oct. 4 - Dec. 6, 6:30pm @ 1250 26th St. (in the old Kinnaird Middle School). If you are interested please contact Pastor Rob Scott at 365-3430. ONGOING: KPKIDS This is a fun, free program for children (Kindergarten - Gr. 4) held every Wednesday from 6:30pm8:00pm at Kinnaird Park Community Church. The fall semester starts on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and runs for 10 weeks. There is also a group for kids in grades 5-8 called “Crush” held on the same night at the same time. For more information call the church at 365-3430. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION LIGHT UP CAMPAIGN - The Foundation

is raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate. ONGOING: COLUMBIA BASIN ALLIANCE FOR LITERACY - programs

starting soon. For details on any of the seven programs listed below call Alana at 250-304-6862.


Community Complex. Discover the Castlegar Garden Club and be dazzled by the depth of knowledge of our monthly speakers. Garden inspirations will linger long after the meeting is over. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave 250.365.9600 or ONGOING: ESL FAMILY TIME – Join other English as a Second Language families for stories, crafts and snack. Learn more about your community and help your kids get ready for school! Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon at Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks). ONGOING: FREE ENGLISH CLASSES

– at the Castlegar Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All levels are welcome.


Senior! Join other seniors in this beginners computer class on Tuesdays, Oct. 9–Nov. 27, 9:00-10:30 am at Robson Community School. To register call Alana at 304-6862. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Robson Community School.

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Executors & Estate Upcoming seminar to benefit executors Settlement Seminar SUBMITTED

Most executors, when asked if they would ever take that task on again, answer with a resounding “No�. Although honoured when first appointed Executor, many quickly realize they lack the legal know-how to properly administer an Estate when called upon. Most Canadians are either named as Executor in a Will or have a Will of their own in which they’ve named an Executor. As Executor, certain duties must be performed, within a certain timeframe and in a specific order. Vehicle ownership must be transferred, terminal tax returns filed, taxes paid (including the possibility of capital gains tax), property transferred, accounts closed and accurate records kept. The average estate in Canada takes 18 months to settle. Even a little planning by the testator (writer of the will) now can make a big difference to the executor later when called upon. “Executors, usually

at a very emotional and stressful time in their lives, need to complete a task they have never done—or did once twenty years ago. They are required to find and gather specific documentation, know who to contact and where the government offices are, pay for numerous fees‌for many, it is daunting,â€? says Kevin Holte, seminar presenter and Assurant Life of Canada District Manager. “That’s why we are thrilled to be able to provide this important information, information that can save families unnecessary headaches and estate settlement costsâ€?. “It never ceases to amaze me how often a death in the family is the spark that ignites the underlying flame of sibling rivalry or perceived parental favouritism‌add money to the mix and the executor can be looking at a Molotov cocktail of stress,â€? says Mr. Holte, “I’ve seen a lot of preventable confusion—just a little bit of preparedness can go a long way in making things easier for

the loved ones. For example, I just finished talking with a lady in Burnaby who was in tears—she has spent two years trying to fix a problem with her late husband’s will that was going to cost her thousands of dollars in probate fees‌ all because of one little oversight. Had they reviewed the will before he passed away, the oversight would have been caught, and she wouldn’t be facing the difficulties with the courts she is presently facing.â€? “One of the most common mistakes people make is trying too hard to avoid probate fees. People need to be aware of the risks when they joint their home with one of their kids, because sometimes the cure is worse than the diseaseâ€? adds Mr. Holte. “I think what the local funeral home is doing to educate and empower the public is very commendable.â€? Bill Clark, owner of Castlegar Funeral Chapel, is enthusiastic about the seminar’s content. “It is important for the average person to walk away

from the seminar with some real understanding and tangible steps they can take to make their executor’s job easier. That’s exactly what these seminars provide, and they are presented in simple English so even the most ‘rookie’ testator or executor will benefit.� Everyone is invited to attend. Topics include an understanding of the executor’s legal responsibilities along with a realistic expectation of costs and timelines, timesaving and moneysaving tips, dangers of joint ownership, explanation of probate, capital gains tax overview, funeral preplanning information as well as cremation options. “The goal is to ensure everyone ends up with a grateful executor and not a frazzled one,� is how Mr. Holte summarizes the seminar. “The Grateful Executor� seminar will be held Tuesday October 16th at 10 A.M. at the Fireside Best Western 1810 8th ave. To register, call 250365-3222.

Life in Gaza presentation in Nelson SUBMITTED

Nelson End the Occupation Now (NEON) supporters are inviting all to the Mana’eesh Market, at 449 Baker Street in Nelson, on October 19th at 7:30pm, to hear a presentation from members of the Vancouver delegation to Gaza, in June 2012. Gaza, Palestine has been under Israeli occupation since 1967, and to date, over 70 per cent of the people of Gaza are refugees. This small coastal strip along the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Many people in Gaza have always re-

lied on the land and the sea for their livelihood. Generations of Palestinian fishers have worked the sea, and farmers have harvested the land, to support their communities and their lives. Now the fishers of Gaza are bearing the brunt of one of the most severe aspects of Israel’s siege. Israeli warships constantly patrol Gaza’s shores and have unilaterally declared fishing prohibited outside of 3 nautical miles. Fishers, who venture to the 3 nautical mile “’border’’, are regularly shot at. Their boats are frequently seized or damaged, and they are often subject to arrest, detention and imprison-

ment. In 2012, there have been hundreds of attacks of fishing boats by Israeli warships. Fishers’ families are being forced into unemployment and poverty. Gaza’s farmers are also subject to attacks on their lives, livelihoods and land. Israel has unilaterally declared ‘’ buffer zones’’ in some of the most agriculturally proficient areas of land farmed by Palestinian farmers for generations. Anyone venturing into these areas faces threats to their lives from Israeli soldiers, snipers, tanks, helicopters and drones. Brian Campbell is co-chair of the Seriously Free Speech

Committee, an active member of the Boycott Israel Apartheid Committee and former coordinator of the multi-group, multi-location A Child’s View from Gaza - Vancouver committee. Brian travelled to Gaza as a member of the Vancouver delegation. John Soos is a clinical and peace psychologist whose work addresses the psychological trauma of living life under occupation. John walked the 160km. Nativity Trail in 2010. He travelled to Gaza as an independent observer in June, 2012. Admission: $10 Refreshments will be available by donation.

You should attend this complimentary seminar... if you have named an executor in your will, or are an executor for someone else.


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Retail Makeover Workshop Prestige Lakeside Resort Keys to Retail Success and Best Practices In this workshop Barbara Crowhurst, North Americas #1 Retail Business Coach will go back to the basics.

Teaching the Strategies that Drive Retail Sales. Eective Marketing: At the core of this basic strategy is bringing new customers into your store and increasing the number of times existing customers come in to your store. Key points Barbara covers: deďŹ ning your market place, what is your potential customer base, knowing who your competition is, using technology eectively, social media, website, your customer data base, today’s traditional advertising and how best to maximize eective, using a POS system, creating a promotional calendar and the best marketing practices for retail success in today’s economy . Updated Store Design and Product Placement: At the core of this strategy: Barbara covers what makes good retail store design and why placing products in her retail grid system keeps customers in your store longer and buying more. Strong in Store Sales Focus: At the core of this strategy: Barbara covers your role in the performance of your store, your sales sta commitment to your business, increasing the average sale, what an add on sales program is, why it’s important to you and how it eects your yearly sales targets. October 29th Prestige Lakeside Resort 1pm-4pm Tickets available through the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce $40 per person plus HST 250 352 3433 This event is sponsored by the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

If you only go to one session this year to upgrade your retail knowledge this is the one!

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Lion’s Club hosts “Pump for the Kids” at Benson SUBMITTED

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Benson Oil Plus in Castlegar will be hosting the 15th Annual Pump Gas for the Kids fundraiser on Saturday, October 20th from 9 am until 4 pm. Two cents from every litre sold will be donated to BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. The Society maintains services in 3 Easter Seal Houses and 3 Easter

Seal Camps in BC. Castlegar Selkirk Lions will be on hand to accept tax deductible donations as well as serve hotdogs and popcorn by donation. EZ Rock radio will be live from noon until 2. Very generous merchants in the community have given prizes to be drawn throughout the day. When local families need to take a sick child to Vancouver,

Easter Seal House is an affordable home away from home. It is within walking distance of Childrens Hospital. In 2010, Castlegar families spent 240 bednights at Vancouver Easter Seal House. There was a significant jump in 2011, 731 bednights by Castlegar residents. These numbers do not reflect the use by other communities nearby. By supporting

Last year’s event was a big success!

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Castlegar Selkirk Lions, Benson Oil Plus, and their many prize sponsors, you will ensure that local

families continue to have the support they need with Easter Seal House available for their use.

N OTICE O F PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Community Forum, 445 – 13 th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm to consider the following ZON ING AMENDMEN T BYLAW NO. 1162 (1100 – 6 th Street); Applica nt: A f fected La nds:

Mountain Pacific Properties Ltd. Lot 3 District Lot 11975 Kootenay District Plan 4620.

i) To change the zoning designation of the easterly 110 feet of Lot Proposed: 3 District Lot 11975 Kootenay District Plan 4620 f rom R - 4 (Medium Density Multiple Residential) to C - 2 (Highway Commercial). ii) To make a housekeeping amendment to the definition of “Shopping Center” in the Administration Section of Zoning Bylaw 800;

Purpose: Once amended, the applicant will be in a position to construct an addition to the Kootenay Market building on the consolidated properties of 635 Columbia Avenue and 1100 – 6 th Street. Enquiries : All enquiries should be directed to the Development Services Department at City Hall Phone: 365-7227 Fax: 365-5074 Email: This Public Hearing is being held in order to afford all persons who believe that their interest in property is affec ted by these amendments to Zoning Bylaw 800 an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in these amendments. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from October 4 th , 2012 to October 15 th, 2012, inclusive.

Submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council.

Dated at Castlegar, B.C. this 4 th day of October, 2012. Phil Markin Director of Development Services

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New program to help strengthen rural health care SUBMITTED

A new program which started October 1 will strengthen health care delivery in rural regions of the province, BCMA President Dr. Shelley Ross and Health Minister Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid announced recently. The program will help fund locums for general practitioners who provide core anesthesia services for hospitals in rural and remote communities. It will allow these physicians to apply for up to 10 days of locum coverage per year so they can do such things as participate in continuing medical education programs or take vacation. Locums are physicians who assume another doctor’s duties on a temporary basis and are an important part of the physician workforce. “One of the toughest things about providing medical services in rural and remote areas is the difficulty in getting away for a break,� said Dr. Ross. “This new locum service will provide general practitioners the opportunity to take time off while making sure the community is not left without anesthesia services. This is another initiative that will help attract physicians to practice in rural and

remote communities.� The Rural General Practitioner Anesthesia Locum Program was developed by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC), a joint initiative of the provincial government and BCMA. The committee’s mandate is to develop programs that strengthen rural health care and encourage physicians to live and practice in rural and remote areas of B.C. With local anesthesia capability, rural communities have the necessary resources to perform caesarean sections, a variety of other surgical procedures, and some testing and diagnostic services. “As a family doctor who practiced medicine for many years in rural B.C., I recognize the challenges that rural physicians face,� said Dr. MacDiarmid. “This locum program will help support doctors who provide core anesthesia services and at the same time, ensure that families in rural and remote communities have access to the medical services they need. I am proud of the fact that B.C. has some of the most comprehensive funding and incentive programs in Canada to encourage doctors to set up practice and stay in rural B.C.� To be eligible for the

program, a community must: • Have a health authority physician supply plan in place requiring this specialty service. • Have seven or fewer practicing general practitioners with anesthesia training, and • Be more than 70 kilometres from a major medical centre where either specialists or general practitioners provide similar services. Communities are categorized based on their level of isola-

tion. Physicians providing locum services in the most rural and remote communities are guaranteed a minimum daily rate of up to $1,000 per day. In addition to providing primary care through community medical practices, general practice physicians eligible for this program have additional training in anesthesia core services and have privileges to practice their enhanced skills in local hospitals. In July 2012, B.C. doctors ratified a new

four-year agreement that supports ongoing efforts to recruit and retain physicians, while also improving access to specialists and care in rural and remote communities. The Physician Master Agreement provides $18 million over two years to enhance access to specialty medical services, including specialists in rural practice. Additionally, effective April 1, 2013, the agreement provides $10 million to the JSC to help enhance physician services in rural and remote communities in B.C. A11

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Robson artist Sandra Donahue was at Castlegar Public Library on Saturday signing copies of “The Hundred Dollar Special -The Antics of a Rescue Cat� of which she did the illustrations for. The story is written by Kathryn Bourdon who is also a resident of Kootenays. Sandy is seen here with Mielle Metz who was lucky to get her book signed by the artist!. Submitted photo

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The Castlegar Quilters Guild will be hosting their 2012 Quilt Show “Stitches from the Heart” on Oct. 19-21 at the Castlegar Community Complex.

The show will include several quilting displays, demonstrations, raffles, door prizes, and more. The featured quilters this year are Timmy-Jeane Tack and Linda Cassidy. Tack has been

quilting for six years and has had some national recognition for her work. “I joined the guild six years ago and started serious quilting at that time,” she said. “I learned the beginner basics and

Spoken word poet to headline Sculpturewalk gala SUBMITTED

Castlegar Sculpturewalk is excited to announce that its 2012 Awards Gala will be headlined by internationally-acclaimed performance artist Shane Koyzcan. The Gala, to be held at the Element Club Bar Grill on Saturday, November 3rd, will announce the winners of all Sculpturewalk awards, including the coveted People’s Choice. The sculpture with the most votes will be purchased by the City of Castlegar for its permanent col-

lection. “We are very fortunate to have Shane perform at our event,” says Joy Barrett, Executive Director of Sculpturewalk. “It’s a tribute to our success and increased national presence that we can draw such talent. It will be an exciting evening, particularly as we find out what sculpture will be staying with us!” Since rising to international prominence after performing to over 55,000 people at Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Koyczan has taken his

dynamic show across the world, having recently earned fivestar reviews from top critics at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Koyczan was the first Canadian to win the prestigious U.S. Poetry Slam Championship and has headlined poetry festivals across Canada. Tickets for the performance, starting at 8pm, are $25 and are available online at or at the Element in Downtown Castlegar. Dinner reservations (starting at 5pm) are available by calling 250-365-8066.




The quilting guild meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Kinnaird Church and new members are always welcome. “The guild just had their 25th anniversary,” said Tack. “We’re celebrating that.” Tack had a piece about Olympic skier George Gray entered in the National Juried Show in London, Ontario last year. “I didn’t place but it was pretty excited to have been juried in,” she said. “That wasn’t expected. I just wanted to see what my caliber of quilting was. It set a landmark for what my quilting is. Now I can set new goals.” The times for the quilt show are Friday, Oct. 19 from noon - 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Linda Cassidy (left) and Timmy-Jeane Tack will be the featured quilters at the upcoming Quilters Guild Show in Castlegar. Craig Lindsay photo

went from that to art quilting. I like to take my own photographs and then make my own patterns and convert that to fabric. I start right from the ground up by dying my own fabrics and making the patterns and quilting them.” Cassidy, who has been with the club since its inception, is known at the club as the embellisher. “I’ve been quilting since 1986,” she said. “I do beading, ribbons, just adding things to the quilts.” Both are looking forward to the quilting show at the rec centre. “People can expect a wide variety of things,” said Tack. “Everything from art quilting to traditional to piecing to beading to bags to pillows to table clothes to big queen-sized quilts. There will be vendors there selling products relating to quilting.”



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(Pictured - from left) Tina and George Lajeunesse and Meghan Ramsay sit down to a tasty Thanksgiving meal on Oct. 4 at New Life Assembly.

Volunteers at the church were busy feeding the hungry at around 5 p.m. with Thanksgiving turkey with all the fixings. New Life stepped up as Thursday is the only day of the week with no free meal for homeless/financially distressed people in the area. The church is hoping to make it a bimonthly event. Craig Lindsay photo

Green Gym at Millennium nears completion The Green Gym project, a joint collobaration between both Castlegar Rotary clubs, is nearly finished. Rotarians recently placed all the equipment in the gym and are just waiting to finish the surface. Submitted photos

Fun at the Market

There is a wide array of arts and crafts and other vendors at the Castlegar Craft and Farmer’s Market. The market is located outside the Station Railway Museum and is open Saturdays from 10 p.m. until 1 p.m. Craig Lindsay photos

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Sign of the times Sign panels for Brilliant Bridge Regional Park were installed over the Thanksgiving weekend by Walter Volovsek (Pictured above). It consists of a sequence of eight panels which deal with various aspects of Kootenay River history. They are presented in two frames on both approaches to the suspension bridge.

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Castlegar hosts 8th annual Highland Games CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

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Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar hosted the 8th annual Castlegar Highland Games on Oct. 6 and 7. The competition featured dancers from throughout the East and West Kootenays, the Okanagan, and even some from Calgary performing in a number of different divisions. “The highland games competition once again proved to be a good weekend for the annual fall event,� said Jaydeen Ashton, president of the Castlegar Highland Games and teacher of Scottie School of Highland Dance. “This year, the unfortunate cancellation of the piping and drumming events proved to have the numbers down a bit, but all in all, the competition continued and was successful, and the quality of dancing was very high.� Alyssa Martini, from the Scottie School of Highland Dance, performed in the 16 and over Premier division. “I like the culture of it because I’m part Scottish,� she said. “And it’s a different type of dance that’s unique.�

Aislynn Hunt of Trail (left) and Alyssa Martini of Castlegar perform in the 16 and over Premier division at the 8th Annual Castlegar Highland Games on Saturday. Craig Lindsay photo

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Residents need to be aware - bears are hungry SUBMITTED

As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, many animals arew busy preparing for winter, trying to find enough food and a good den site to survive the winter months. This annual rush of activity means we are seeing many animals like skunks, raccoons and of course, bears, coming into town, sometimes even in the middle of the day. With hibernation at least a month away for local bears, it remains extremely important for residents to keep all potential attractants inaccessible to bears. The bear season in Castlegar this year has been a busy one, with almost 250 reports of bear sightings or conflicts called into the RAPP (Report All Poachers and Pol-

luters) hotline since April. Improper attractant management (carelessly stored garbage, unpicked fruit, birdfeeders, etc.) have been directly responsible for many of these reports and several bears have already been destroyed as a result. Careful attractant management is absolutely essential if we wish to see the number of bears destroyed in our community reduced in the future. Furthermore, responsible attractant management is key to reducing bear-related conflicts, safety concerns, property damage, messes, frustrations, and even tensions with neighbours. No matter what your stance, attractant management makes sense! If we remove attractants from our yards, we remove the reasons bears stick around

town, preventing all of sorts of conflicts. Typically in Castlegar, garbage is the number one bear at-

managed, any of these attractants can draw hungry bears into your yard. As soon as a bear has accessed

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tractant, with fruit trees following close behind. This year has been no exception, with almost half of all reported conflicts being garbage-related and almost a quarter having to do with fruit trees. The other attractants, in order of significance this year, are: residential gardens, livestock, freezers, birdfeeders, pets, BBQs and composts. If not carefully

one of these foods, they will return again and again, going to greater lengths to get it the next time. Poor attractant management creates humanbear conflict and often results in the destruction of the animal. While many residents are extremely careful with bear attractants on their property, it only takes one yard with accessible garbage or fruit to create

a nuisance bear. On a positive note, Bear Aware has seen a considerable reduction in the number of houses putting garbage on the curb the night before collection. This practice creates a major bear attractant issue, allowing bears to easily access garbage under the cover of darkness. Bear Aware has been conducting curbside garbage inspections throughout the city since May, recording the number of houses with garbage on the curb the night before collection (The City of Castlegar Garbage Rates and Regulations Bylaw 705 requires that garbage cans are not to be placed at the curb before 4:00am on the morning of collection). Some neighbourhoods were also “tagged”, with bright yellow Bear Attractant stickers placed

on curbside bins and others received door to door Bear Aware canvassing. In the first round of inspections in May, we found at least a dozen houses with cans on the curb in each collection area (with 3 times as many downtown). This month, five rounds of inspections later, we found no more than three houses with cans on the curb in any collection area. The reduction of this significant bear attractant issue in town is a great step towards becoming a more Bear Aware community. Bear Aware urges residents to continue taking attractant management seriously as we enter this critical part of bear season. Bears are still obsessively seeking out food and can be found doing so in all Castlegar

neighbourhoods. To ensure your yard is not attracting bears and adding to the problem, take a look around to see if there is anything in your yard that may attract a bear and do whatever you can to make it inaccessible. At the very least, make sure your garbage is securely stored indoors. Doing so will reduce conflict and help keep bears wild. To report a bear sighting or conflict, call the RAPP hotline at 1-800-952RAPP(7277). For more information on attractant management, contact Bear Aware Community Coordinator Jenny Wallace at 1-250-365-8971 or castlegar@bearaware. Visit www. or Bear Aware BC on Facebook.

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Thursday, October 11 - TODAY!! The Castlegar News and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy are partnering on a great new event for Castlegar. Today, some of Castlegar’s highest profile people will be out on the street with our newspaper asking for donations to help support literacy initiatives in our community. Along with your donation we will give you a copy of your community newspaper for FREE (plus there might be a few extra promos to go along with that). See us at Kootenay Market, Safeway, Tim Hortons, Castlegar Recreation Centre and the Castlegar Library between 3 - 7pm. Absolutely all funds raised from the day will go towards CBAL and all funds will stay in the community in which they are raised to support literacy programs in our community.

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Alex Atamanenko column - Crumbling Infrastructure

Stories about crumbling public infrastructure are being reported right across the country. As the federal government continues to download more of its responsibilities onto the provinces, and the provinces onto municipalities, it is inevitable that the next generation will be the ones forced to foot the growing bills. This is not only unnecessary but addressing the problem would help bolster our sluggish economy and be a smart investment in our communities. This opinion was echoed recently as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released their

first ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card. They argue that crumbling infrastructure and events like sinkholes or concrete falling from bridges are not ‘freak accidents’ but are symptoms of overburdened municipalities who need the federal government to commit to adequate infrastructure funding that will tackle deteriorating roads and water systems. The infrastructure called for is the basic nuts and bolts of our communities and to barge ahead without addressing the growing deficiency makes little sense. The previous round of stimulus

spending focused on smaller ‘shovel-ready’ projects which were politically expedient, but didn’t address many real infrastructure challenges. Additionally, the premium placed on projects that could easily be completed gave larger communities an upper hand in the process. Cities that employ engineers were able to meet the narrow timeline but many rural and northern communities were hobbled from the start. While that stimulus spending did some infrastructure work, what remains is a problem that has basic safety at its heart. The FCM tells us 21% of

our roads are in poor condition. Their report card shows more than 200 communities across the country suffer from water quality problems and over half of those have boil water advisories in place. For remote and

smaller communities waiting to begin repairs to crumbling roads, water and sewer systems, the burden is much more acute as distance and smaller populations come into play. The need for leadership is clear and the federal gov-

ernment is the most suited to provide it. Ultimately, a round of stimulus funding focused on infrastructure would create jobs and help ease the growing burden placed on municipalities from years of downloaded costs. A

commitment to adequate, predictable, long-term funding for our municipalities would send a signal that Canada is planning for a prosperous future and making the investment needed to ensure that flows to all regions.


Environmental engineer, Dr. Mark Jacobson of Stanford University, will provide the keynote address, discussing his acclaimed 2009 Scientific American cover article which proclaims it is possible for the entire planet to switch to renewable energy in a

spectrum of 30 years, with greater energy reliability and a much smaller environmental footprint. Acclaimed author and environmental activist, Bill McKibben, will provide the endnote address. Mr. McKibben will examine the environmental effects of the fossil

fuel industry, the need to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its environmental effects, and what that means for our energy future. Both Jacobson and McKibben will deliver their addresses via videoconference and attendees will

Clean energy workshop at Selkirk

Selkirk College is pleased to be hosting Energizing the Kootenays: Workshops on Clean Energy Innovations with Mark Jacobson, Bill McKibben and Guests on October 26 & 27, 2012.

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d,WW>/d/KE On July 26, 2012, FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission), pursuant to sections 45, 46, and 56 of the Utilities Commission Act (the Act), for approval of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project (Project) for its electricity customers, including approval of a revised depreciation rate for the proposed meters to be installed (the Application). The Application estimates the capital cost of the Project to be $47.7 million and expects the Project to commence in late 2013 and be completed by 2015. FortisBC proposes to install 115,000 residential and commercial AMI meters. To maintain firm contract vendor pricing, FortisBC requests approval of the proposed Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by July 20, 2013. On September 28, 2012, the Commission issued Order G-137-12 establishing the amended Preliminary Regulatory Timetable and the Community Input Sessions for this Application. d,KDDhE/dz/EWhd^^^/KE The Community Input Sessions will provide Members of the public an opportunity to make presentations to the Commission Panel on the AMI Project, and the presentations will be recorded. Each presentation will be limited to 15 minutes. All parties making submissions at the Community Input Sessions are encouraged to provide a hard copy of their submissions for filing on the official record. Parties wishing to make a presentation to the Commission Panel should contact Mr. Gordon Fulton, Commission Counsel, at ŐĨƵůƚŽŶΛďŽƵŐŚƚŽŶ͘ĐĂ or (604) 647-4104 by Monday, October 15, 2012. If by Wednesday, October 17, 2012 four or less presentations are scheduled for a Community Input Session, then that

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Kootenay UN group celebrating Day of the Girl SUBMITTED

The Kootenay Region United Nations Association (KRUNA), the local voice, educator and and event organizer for the United Nations Association of Canada is celebrating the very first “United Nation’s International Day of the Girl” on October 11, 2012. This is a day to honour the power and potential of girls and to do all possible to ensure they are able to reach their full potential locally and around the world. According to KRUNA member, Bud Godderis, “Coincidently, there’s a great opportunity for Castlegar residents to take action to support the right of girls to a safe and violence free community by coming out next Thursday, October

18 for the 13th Annual “Take back the Night” march. The event will begin, as usual at 6pm at the Canadian Tire parking lot. Participants will walk from there to the Safeway parking lot where there will be refreshments, speakers, information and music.” This event is being organized by the “Castlegar Violence Against Women in Relationships” interagency committee to which Godderis also belongs. According to the UNA of Canada, “Millions of girls around the world face barriers to their survival, their basic rights and their ability to develop - simply because they are girls. They are denied the right to eat; the right to go to school; the right to be heard; the right to be safe; and sometimes

even the right to live.” “Yet it has been proven that when a girl is educated and her rights protected, she can forever affect and improve not only her own life, but the lives of her family and community. Women’s spirit and intelligence fosters democracy by building strong relationships and societal bonds. They bring a balanced approach to human rights in all sectors of life. By investing in girls today we empower future women, mothers, workers and leaders who will improve the lives of those around them and lift entire nations out of poverty.” “For girls in particular, discrimination is two-fold… not only are they female, but they are young. As such, girls are the most marginalised and discriminated group

across the globe.Empowering women and girls to reach their full potential and to overcome barriers that get in their way is imbedded in the principles and efforts of the UN, which recognizes that, when given the opportunity, girls are powerful change agents.” “Gender discrimination is not unique to developing countries. Even in Canada; it continues to exist at many levels throughout our society. From emerging issues of “honour” killings and harmful cultural practices, to sexual harassment and physical violence, to disparities in access to and/or salaries for equivalent jobs, to school yard bullying… girls in Canada face obstacles that often inhibit their opportunities, hopes and dreams.” “Poverty, prejudice

and violence in other countries around the world also affect Canadians. Such conditions result in despair and simmering anger that can fuel division, suspicion and unrest, destroy societies and even escalate to terrorism and war.

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But when girls and mothers survive and thrive, the family and community in which they live prosper, and peace blooms.” Godderis believes “We all have a responsibility to Think Globally and Act Locally. While October 11 is

a day to reflect on the United Nations work to nurture the wellbeing of girls, October 18 is a day to act by joining with others to show support for a safe, violence free Castlegar.”

Even Charlie Brown’s friend Lucy would be impressed by this colossal 300 lb pumpkin, shown above with Sparky the dog, raised by Castlegar resident Len Donald. Donald used fish fertilizer, molasses and lots of water to grow his brobdingnangian pumpkin. Submitted photo

Celebrate with UNA-Canada UN’s International Day of the Girl 11 October By honouring and investing in girls we will support a generation of women – girls, mothers, workers and leaders – who are empowered to improve the lives of everyone around them and to break the cycles of poverty, seclusion, discrimination andviolence across communities and entire nations…. Take Action: • Become a member of the United Nations Association in Canada at: • Subscribe to the UNAC enewsletter at • Get involved in locally organized events and programs that support the safety, security and well-being of girls.

Girl Stats · 70% of the world’s 130 million children denied primary school education are girls · Every year, roughly 2 million children, mostly girls, are trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade · 2 million girls each year are at risk of genital mutilation · 70% of the 1.5 billion people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.25/day) are women & girls · Girls are 3 times more likely to be malnourished than boys, as they are fed last · The leading cause of death in teenage girls worldwide is complications from pregnancy ·

46% of Canadian school girls report they were the target of unwanted sexual comments or gestures · Each year of attending school increases a girl’s lifetime income by 10-20% · Mothers who have completed primary school education reduce the mortality rate of their children under 5 by 50%. They also spend 90% of their earned income on their families, while men only spend 30-40% Sources: United Nations, UNICEF, World Bank and Status of Women Canada

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Canadians urged to “Get your flu shot - not the flu” SUBMITTED

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious infection of the airways caused by the influenza virus. “Some people think influenza is a mild illness, but it can be a very serious illness in some people,” says Dr. Susan Bowles, Chair

of Immunize Canada. “While most people recover within a week or two, people over 65 years of age and children or adults with underlying chronic conditions can have more serious complications like pneumonia.” About 10 to 20 per cent of the Canadian population is infected with influenza each

year. The highest rates of influenza infection are seen in children, but rates of serious illness and death are highest in older persons and those with underlying medical conditions. Other groups at high risk include pregnant women, people who are morbidly obese, people living in nursing homes and Ab-

original peoples. “The most effective way to protect yourself from getting influenza is to get vaccinated,” states Dr. Bowles. “It is a safe and effective way to prevent spreading the virus where you live, work and play.” Studies repeatedly demonstrate that influenza immunization reduces the number

of hospitalizations and visits to health care providers and is effective in preventing influenza-associated deaths. “People who do not get immunized are at risk of infection from the influenza virus and can also infect others,” says Dr. Shelly McNeil, Vice-Chair of Immunize Canada. All children from

six months to five years of age, people 65 years of age and older and people at any age with chronic medical conditions placing them at risk of influenza-related complications, and people capable of transmitting influenza to high risk individuals should be immunized for influenza.

The best time to get immunized against influenza is October through to December but it is never too late to be immunized during influenza season. All Canadians are encouraged to talk to their doctor, nurse, pharmacist or public health office about getting this year’s influenza vaccine.

Salmon Sales on CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter


Rotary Smoked Salmon Sales are On!! If you’re interested in ordering some tasty salmon ring me up. It’ll be delivered on Nov. 22, just in time for your Grey Cup party. A half pound is only $15, and a pound is $25. We also have Indian candy for $25 a pound. Smoked Salmon Sales help Rotarians

Castlegar Reducing Its Mark Program (CRIMP)

The City of Castlegar is continuing to offer a curb side yard waste collection program in October 2012. Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, branches, tree or hedge trimmings, flowers, plants and other organics) will be collected at the curb, and then transported to the Ootischenia landfill compost site. The yard waste will eventually be utilized for landfill cover. Yard and garden waste placed at the curb will be collected on the following dates: - October 16 and November 13, 2012 – NORTH Castlegar (north of Highway 3 and including the Woodland Park Area) - October 17 and November 14, 2012 – SOUTH Castlegar (south of Highway 3)

Place your yard waste at the curb just prior to 7:00 a.m. on your collection date. To participate: ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾

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You must be a resident of the City of Castlegar. (The program does not apply to commercial businesses or outlying areas). CRIMP compostable (100% biodegradable) yard waste bags are available free of charge from City Hall at 460 Columbia Avenue. Bags must be tied off, if twine is used it must be compostable. It is recommended that you double CRIMP bags to ensure yard waste will be contained. Garbage cans may be used as long as the containers are identified as having yard waste in the container. Containers must have lids. The maximum weight per container is 23kg (50lbs). Tree pruning waste shall be bundled with compostable twine. Individual bundles shall be no longer than 1.0 meter (3 feet) in length with bundles having a maximum diameter of 0.5 meter (1.5 feet). Maximum allowable branch diameter is 50mm (2 in). Gather your yard and garden waste and place at your curbside on the dates above – according to your location in North or South Castlegar.

Alternatively, the City of Castlegar’s Yard Waste Composting Facility located at the north end of the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex at 2101 Sixth Avenue is open to receive yard and garden wastes. Yard and garden waste is accepted and includes the following biodegradable waste: ¾


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have the opportunity to ask questions after each of these presentations. Local geothermal expert, Dr. Adam James will discuss how we can manage our energy needs more sustainably by putting renewable heat to work, and Darren Anderson of Solar Electric Light Fund, will discuss the many uses of solar photo voltaic technology based on his own experiences of installing these systems around the globe. The workshops will also include technical demonstrations of a number of diverse, clean energy technologies. A renewable energy trade show and art exhibit will also be part of the two-day event. To carry the clean energy theme throughout the conference, the event will be highlighted by a

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musical performance by singer/songwriter, Logan Carlstrom, whose sound system will be powered by a bicycle-powered generator operated by Selkirk College students! Cost of the two-day event is $75 for the general public and $50 for students, which includes refreshments and lunch. We have just confirmed that General Motors has agreed to lend Selkirk College a Chevrolet Volt, the first plug-in electric hybrid vehicle to be demonstrated during this event. To register for the event, trade show or art exhibit, please complete an online registration form at energ i zing-ko otenays or for further information about the event email or call 250.365.1261.

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

Rebels off to another strong start to season Continued from P. 1

“Saturday we knew what we had to do and everyone just clicked together.” The Rebels blew the game open with four goals in the second period. Jamie Vlanich and Alex Dartnall also scored for the Rebels. Jordan Gluck made 22 of 23 saves in net for Castlegar. Bartlett says his line, with Walton and Vlanich, are starting to develop good chemistry. “We’re playing really good right now as a line,” he said. “We always seem to be in the right place at the

right time. We’re getting the puck when we need it. Both my goals were right in the slot. Despite a huge advantage in shots (6328) on Friday night against Spokane, the Rebels had to claw back for the tie. Castlegar need two late goals from Hunter Jeneruo and Walton to pick up the point. Vlanich also scored for the Rebels. “We definitely didn’t go into the game like we shoot have,” said Bartlett. “But we did battle back hard at the end. We still managed to get the point.”

Things don’t get any easier for the Rebels this weekend as they have a home and home against Nelson Leafs. The Leafs are in third in the Neil Murdoch division with a 5-3-1-0 record. “Our main focus right now is to keep doing what we’re doing and keep building as a team,” said Bartlett. “the series against Nelson should be a good one. We just need to go into the games mentally prepared and hope for the best.” Game time Saturday night is 7:30 at the Castlegar Com-


Rebel Rousing In a bit of strange news, the Nelson have had two games in the last two weekends called early after opponents had to be taken to the hospital after big hits. Apparently, both players are recovering and doing well. The opponents were Beaver Valley on Sept. 29 and Chase on Sunday.

Veteran centre Stuart Walton takes the face off to start the second period as the Rebels faced Spokane on Friday night at the Castlegar Complex. Craig Lindsay photo

— KIJHL STANDINGS — Kootenay Conference NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM Castlegar Beaver Valley Nelson Spokane Grand Forks

GP 10 8 9 9 8

W 5 5 5 3 10


2 1 3 5 1


3 1 1 1 9

OTL 0 1 0 0 0

PTS 13 12 11 7 2

GF 39 36 34 39 17



31 18 27 45 50

.650 .750 .611 .389 .100

GA 28 36 43 31 19

.611 .556 .409 .500 .438

Kootenay Conference EDDIE MOUNTAIN DIVISION TEAM Fernie Kimberley Columbia Valley Golden Creston Valley

GP 9 9 11 7 8

W 5 5 4 3 3

L 3 4 6 3 4

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 1 0 1 1 1

PTS 11 10 9 7 7

GF 31 39 39 36 22


Okanagan/Shuswap Conference DOUG BIRKS DIVISION Rebels’ forward Diego Bartlett looks to drive to the net against Chase on Saturday. Craig Lindsay photo

— REBEL SCORING — PLAYER Stuart Walton Diego Bartlett Jamie Vlanich Hunter Jenerou Braydon Horcoff

# 7 12 28 3 10

GP 10 7 4 10 9

G 6 4 3 2 3

A 6 6 6 5 3

PTS 12 10 9 7 6

PIM 11 25 0 4 9

Statistics updated Tuesday, Sept. 25

TEAM North Okanagan Sicamous Revelstoke Kamloops Chase

GP 9 7 9 7 9


7 5 4 3 3

L 1 0 4 2 5

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 1 1 1 2 1

PTS 15 9 9 8 7


38 28 28 27 19

GA 20 30 30 26 40

.833 .857 .571 .571 .389


GA 20 25 33 34 27

.889 .667 .500 .375 .250

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference OKANAGAN DIVISION TEAM Osoyoos Princeton Summerland Kelowna Penticton

GP 9 9 9 8 8

W 8 6 4 3 2

L 1 3 4 5 6


• We are always looking for volunteers to help with our organization.

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 0 0 1 0 0

PTS 16 12 9 6 4


$214.00 $172.00 $151.00 $130.00

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GF 39 38 28 28 13




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Saints hope to extend unbeaten string at home-opener SUBMITTED

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program will look to continue its hot start to the 2012/13 season on Friday night when they host Trinity Western University from Langley, B.C. in the team’s home opener at the Castlegar Recreation Complex (7:30 PM faceoff ). The Saints are coming off a pair of dramatic one-goal victories on the road against the University of Victoria, the B.C.

Intercollegiate Hockey League’s defending champions. Selkirk got the better of a 4-3 scoreline against their Vancouver Island hosts on Friday night before completing the two-game series sweep with a 5-4 overtime triumph on Saturday. Trinity Western, meanwhile, will be looking for their first win of the season following a pair of home ice defeats to Eastern Washington (by a 3-0 score) and Thompson Rivers (8-6). The Spartans boast a pair of former BCHL cap-

tains in Tyler Miller (Chilliwack) and Brad Bakken (Langley) on their blueline, while forwards Jamie Russell (Miramichi, MHL) and Jamey Kreller (Sicamous, KIJHL) each potted a pair of goals during the team’s opening weekend homestand. “TWU is a hardworking, defensively strong team who will come out hungry on Friday night as they go after their first win,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “Their 8-6 loss to TRU on the weekend was uncharacteris-

tic; they tend to be a tough, no-nonsense group that plays the game smart. They’re well-coach by a former NHLer (Dwayne Lowdermilk) and I’m sure they’ll make us work for whatever we get.” The Saints received contributions from throughout their line-up against UVic, as no less than nine players put up multiple points during the weekend. Their offence was boosted by solid contributions from the back-end, as Dylan Smith and Sandro Moser com-

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bined for five points and rookie Lucas Hildebrand fired home the game winner in overtime on Saturday. One focus for Selkirk on Friday night will be to avoid the penalty box, as they gave up 23 power plays to the Vikes over two games to open the season. The Saints killed off those opportunities at an 87% success rate, but Dubois says the time they spent shorthanded hurt the team in other areas. “We’ve got a deep group of forwards and we’d like to roll

our lines and keep everyone involved, but spending six or eight minutes killing penalties in a period means that certain guys aren’t getting on the ice,” says head coach Jeff Dubois. “We can chalk up the high number of penalties against UVic to having so many guys adjusting to BCIHL officiating, but we need to see a quick improvement in our discipline.” Tickets for Friday’s game will be available at the door for $8 (Adults) and $5 (Selkirk students & staff,

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Manager, Procurement & Contracts Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Manager, Procurement & Contracts assesses all existing service contracts and procurement methods and will recommend changes for implementation, including contracting strategies such as master agreements. This position leads the preparation, development and administration of all service and procurement contracts as well as provides support to the contract managers overseeing the work under the service contracts, and will also lead periodic contract management training sessions for staff. The Manager, Procurement & Contracts will be responsible for creating competitive bid documentation and developing related agreements for various program operations and support services. Also responsible for developing policies and procedures for all procurement activities and facilitates the development and issuance of all service contracts. The ideal candidate will have a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or equivalent with preferably an university degree in a relevant field and a minimum 7 – 10 years of progressively responsible contracting experience in the construction industry. A good knowledge of contract law, analysis, practices, procedures and drafting of legal documents is expected. Demonstrated negotiation skills and ability to effectively apply analytical tools, concepts and methods is also a requirement. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team and living in the beautiful Kootenays are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at This position will remain open until filled. This position will be located at Columbia Power’s main office in Castlegar, BC.

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Wed: 402 Baker St, beside the Full Circle Cafe, Nelson Thur: Canadian Tire parking lot behind A & W, Castlegar Sat: Cottonwood Market Nelson Grand Forks Tree ripen Gala apples $0.50/lb in 20 lb box Fresh Grand Forks Gala/ Honeycrisp apple juice $13.00/5 litre box. Grand Forks butternut, acorn kabocha & spaghetti squash $0.80/lb. Honeycrisp & Ambrosia apples, Coronation seedless concord grapes. Local sweet spanish onions cooking onions, potatoes carrots, beets, cabbage and much more . Family friendly prices. Terry, Val & Erran Rilkoff 250-442-3514

Lots for Sale

Two Building Lots in Castlegar Fully Serviced, Call 250-365-5663

Real Estate

Other Areas BUY LAND in Belize - English Commonwealth country in Central America. Caribbean Jungle lots - 3 miles from sea Starting at $11,000. All types available. For information call Patrick Snyder 778-403-1365.

Garage Sales

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

THE Castlegar Bantam Rep hockey team is having a garage sale on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at Kinnaird Elementary School from 9am until 1pm. Hot dogs and baked goods will also be available. Come support the kids while finding your next treasure.

Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $700/mth + utilities, 365-5070, leave msg


Available Nov. 1 2 bdrm, laundry, parking, patio, $850 incls utils.

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

Misc. for Sale COMMODE (BEDSIDE) $25 Wheelchair $50, Hospital Bed Husky Snowblower $1,400 Firm, 3 yrs old, hardly used, 27” electric start w/light. (250)365-6491. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Panasonic 27 in TV, digital satellite receiver 305, & dish, exc cond; Raven PR2417 24 pin printer; 350 new plastic 4 L juice jugs; honey. Mike McLennan. 250-442-2933. Satellite TV is back. FTA & others as well. 500+ channels. Also can fix some older receivers. (250)304-7725

Misc. Wanted Boat motor outboard 40+ HP long shaft 352-3239 Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town


Salmo: Apt 3 bdr W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P, new high efficient very economical heat pump. ref req. Looking for mature quiet tenant. $550/m + hydro avail Nov 1st 250 357-9753

SELKIRK MANOR CEDAR MANOR 1 & 2 Bedroom Apt Call 250-304-3026 250-365-3034

CASTLEGAR, 3 Bdrm, 2 bath attached heated garage, lrg rec & storage, N/S, N/P, Ref required, $1,250/ mth + utilities, Avail Nov 1st Call 250-365-0122 or 304-9054

Homes for Rent 3 Bdrm house plus student suite. Near Complex. N/P,N/S, 5 App., Lg Yard, $1490. Refs. 778-292-1287 CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm House,1 up & 2 down $800/mth + utilities Phone 250-304-3026

Shared Accommodation Shared Accommodation Fully furnished 3 bdrm Home located across from Complex amenities close by includes transit, shopping, restaurants & recreation centre, Short term ideal for student, Avail Oct 1st Call FYI 250-365-2839 or 608-0453


Real Estate

Duplex/4 Plex 3 Bdrm Upper Duplex. N/P, N/S, S. Castlegar $925. 778292-1287

Houses For Sale FOR Sale. Four bedroom home with mortgage helper suite in Salmo. Many upgrades. Asking $189,000. Ph 250-352-5269


20 Acres In South Castlegar & 4 Acres in Ootischenia Call 250-365-5663

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Figure skaters ready for season SUBMITTED

RIVERFRONT RESORT, Southern BC. Lots available as low as $61,900. Year round park, indoor pool & spa. Low maintenance fees. Inquiries: Jan 250-499-7887; Caroline 250-499-4233;

Moving Sale, 2605 Columbia Ave, Sat, Oct 13th, 8-4 Ladders, lazyboy chairs Sofabed, 24” Fridge, tools books, clothing & much more

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2008 Buick CX 34,000 kms, V-6 fully loaded, leather seats, aluminum wheels, $14,000 Call 250-365-5164

Cars - Sports & Imports Fully loaded 2000 Honda Accord, 3.0 L motor, Auto $5,500, 250-365-3234

Vehicle Wanted WE BUY All Cars! Not, we will Cars/Trucks/Vans. Car today with Phone call to: 8647.

Running or buy it! Sell Any One Free 1-800-551-

Ice Skating is a lifelong skill. The Castlegar Skating Club is a fantastic, dynamic group of skaters that range in age from 3 to 17 years. Skaters start out in CanSkate to learn the fundamentals of skating and then move to STARSkate for testing, competing and more advanced challenges. CanSkate is each Wednesday starting on October 10th from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Anyone wishing to register may pick up a registration form at the Complex. You can also print a copy of the registration form at www.castlegarskatingclub.wikispaces. com. CanSkate is a 19 week program that teaches children to skate in a safe, fun environment. Our STARSkate group is led by head coach, Karen Kirkwood. Karen’s 44 years of professional coaching experience is a fantastic founda-

Junior skaters (from left) Sara Cousins, Megan Cousins, Jenni Buskas, Olivia Koorbatoff, Savannah Koorbatoff, Anika Cheveldave, and Sara Lefurgey. Craig Lindsay photo

tion for the Castlegar Skating Club’s skaters. Sabrina Hinson offers our club 12 years of professional coaching experience and is second in command. These wonderful, experienced, fun coaches give skaters a very diverse learning canvas. Andrea Poznikoff has been a Castlegar Skating Club member for many years, starting in CanSkate and working her way up in the Competitive Stream of skating. Recently, Andrea com-

pleted the CanSkate Coach training. She will be welcomed as our NEW CanSkate coach on Wednesdays. Our largest ice users are the STARSkaters. These skaters have passed all levels of CanSkate and have 7 ¼ hours of ice time per week. STARSkaters practice dances, skills and freeskate (jumps and spins) during their ice time in order to prepare for tests and competitions. Last season, we

had great success with skaters passing many dance and skills tests. The Castlegar Skating Club is a nonprofit organization that welcomes skaters at any level. They have a great group of skaters and coaches that make Castlegar proud each and every skating season. Do you need to get your skates on? Registration is still open. If you have any questions, you may call Corinne Postnikoff at 250-365-7074.

One last trail building day

Recreational/Sale 1997 Nash 21.5 ft 5th wheel. Exc cond. $6,500. 250-4428655. 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! $9,400 OBO. Located in Nakusp. Please call 250-265-9990 or email: for more info. Hunter’s special 1974 Vanguard 18’ 360 motor $3000 250-365-3234

Boats 1979 Reinell 21’ Cabin Cruiser mercury inboard, 9.5 outboard evenrude, 2 electric down riggers, VHS Radio fish finder bottomline, $7,000 Super winter fishing boat. Call 250-365-7854 or 250365-4740 Can be seen at Lang Marina at Balfour

Above group photo is from September 16 at the previous Castlegar Mountain Bike Society Trail Building day. To date, dozens of volunteers have put in hundreds of hours to getting the trail ready before the snow flies. The Mountain Bike Society and Friends of Parks and Trails has its final Trail Building day on Saturday, October 13 (rain date Sunday, Oct. 14 same time and place) meeting at the Merry Creek Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. followed by a BBQ at 2pm. There will be tools provided and call Dustin should you need a carpool option @ 250.231-0384. We encourage people of all ages to come and support and see the new trail in its almost completed state! Visit us on facebook too. Submitted photo

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October 11, 2012 edition of the Castlegar News