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The 2012 edition of the Monster Mash Halloween Dance was a big success. Close to 100 party goers attended, almost all of them in great costumes. Party goers grooved all night to the music of Amusing Yours Truly. “It was a very successful event,” said Suzanne Lehbauer, executive directori of the Castlegar Hospice Society. “There were fewer people than last year because of all the other events going on, but everyone

had a fantastic time. The band was great. The food, which was catered by the Lion’s Head Pub, was very well received. There were some really great costumes. It was tough picking the winners.” All the proceeds from the dance went to the Castlegar Hospice Society. “Thanks to Castlegar News and Mountain FM, who were our great sponsors,” she said. “And thanks to the band, Amusing Your Truly, who donated their time. And fianlly, thanks to all the great volunteers who gave up their time.”

Saints’ Nation grows as wins pile up CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Selkirk Saints have put together an impressive 6-0 start to the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. As the wins have piled up, so has the fan interest in Castlegar and the surrounding area. The Saints have seen their fan base rise and coffee shop talk increase. “It’s good to see,” said team captain Jordan Wood. “It’s a

lot more fun playing in fron tof 300 fans rather than 50 like last year.” Wood says the energy in the arena is a real boost for the team. “You can hear people cheering for you,” he said. “It always feels nice and makes you want to play better if you have fans backing you. We’re actually getting recognized in the community, which is nice.” For more Saints see page 18.

Jordan Wood, captain of the Saints, drives in on UVic goalie Nick Babich on Saturday night at the Complex. Craig Lindsay photo

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Almost 90 per cent of Castlegarians primarily speak English


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A member of the Order of Canada, Dr. Harris is an historical geographer whose recent work has focused on the longstanding First Nations land question in British Columbia. He will speak on opportunities in the past that were missed which could have led to a much different outcome today for Native Peoples in B.C. Tickets available at: Selkirk College Bookstore 250.365.1281 and Otter Books in Nelson 250.354.3434 Tickets: $16 adults, $13 students and $13 seniors For more information visit or call 250.365.1234



Selkirk hosts energy seminar

Adam James, speaking about managing energy needs, was one of the presenters at the Energizing the Kootenays seminar held at Selkirk College on Oct. 26 and 27. There were several other speakers at the event including Mark Jocobson of Stanford University in California who spoke about “Planning for a Sustainable Future with Wind, Water and the Sun.” The seminar also featured several other speakers, an art exhibit and a Craig Lindsay photo trade show.

Statistics Canada released new information on languages from the 2011 census on Wednesday, and it shows Castlegar as being 90.9 per cent English speaking. Of the 7,680 residents in Castlegar, 6,980 speak English as their primary language. There are 65 French speakers in Castlegar. The number of English speakers in Castlegar far exceeds the B.C. percentage of 70.3 per cent. Across Canada, the

number of English speakers is 57.8 per cent, while 2.71 per cent speak French. One-fifth of Canada’s population, or nearly 6,630,000 people, spoke a language other than English or French at home in 2011, either alone or in some combination with English or French. Of this total, 6,390,000 spoke an immigrant language at home, more than 213,000 people spoke an Aboriginal language, and nearly 25,000 reported using sign language.

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DEADLINES FOR NOV.15th PUBLICATION West Kootenay Advertiser classifieds and display ads Friday November 9 • 5pm Castlegar News classifieds and display ads Tuesday November 13 • 10am Organizers estimated about 100 people attended the “Defend our Coast” rally opposing the proposed Enbridge Pipeline project on Oct. 24 outside of West Kootenay - Boundary MLA Katrine Conroy’s office in Castlegar. “the rally was part of a provincial-wide effort to send a clear message to our elected officials about the wide-spread opposition to expansion of the tar sands, pipelines through BC, tankers on our coast and secret deals trade deals with the Chinese,” said rally host Tammy McLean. Submitted photos

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casually each Friday. They don’t get to dress like that for free though, so each week throughout the year participating employees and directors pay $1 for the privilege, and the Kootenay

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“British Columbia has a ready source of great jobs and careers in technology. Our education programs need to keep up with that demand. John Leech, Executive Director of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, explains that, “Every system we rely on – water, roads and transportation, telecommunications and Internet, hydro and natural gas, environment, health, forestry, and many more – utilizes engineering and applied science technology professionals working in the background. BC’s telecom and IT, animation and many other sectors produce new careers every month.” ASTTBC has more than 10,000 members

currently working in thousands of careers available to graduates of two-year diploma programs available at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and other B.C. colleges and institutes. “Our members enjoy rewarding, well-paid and often recessionproof careers in public service and the private sector alike,” Leech states. “For huge numbers of young men and women, technology is the answer. In B.C. and across Canada, technology permeates every workplace and job. We need to get capable students involved and engaged in applied sciences and head off workforce shortages by building a B.C. ‘Science and Technology Culture’.” Leech calls on government for renewed efforts to build student skills and confidence in

math and science programming. “We especially need to interest young students in science and how things work,” Leech says. “Young students use technology every day – smart phones, iPads and computers. They play video games, even build robots.” Leech lauds the recent “Year of Science” program that encouraged students toward so-called “STEM” subjects – science, technology, engineering and math. Citing the recent $6 million B.C. campaign to encourage careers in trades, Leech urges a similar effort to build awareness of engineering technology education and careers. BC Technology Industries Association employers like Telus and BC Hydro and many smaller technology-rich companies say the single most important position they

now struggle to fill is Specialty Technician/ Technologist. Even the Canadian Council of Chief Executives expressed concern that

“We especially need to interest young students in science and how things work,” John Leech

only 37 per cent of 16to 18-year-olds were interested in taking even one post-secondary course in sciences, according to a recent Angus Reid survey. In Castlegar, local business manager and city councillor Kevin Chernoff says the influence of increased technology can be seen everywhere. “At council, with-

in the last couple of months, have switched all councillors and the mayor over to iPads,” he said. “One of the main reasons, which came out of the Green Committee originally, is we go through a lot of paper. In fact, I think it’s about $5,000 in paper just for our council packages. Now we scan those pages in and we can access them through our iPads. It gives us access to way more data than we had before. It’s worked very well for us.” Chernoff says the city departments, including public works, frequently use computers and technology. “We use systems called SCADA,” he said. “Which is really computer systems that control everything from the water pump to the water reservoir to monitoring pumps in sewage systems. So technology is becoming, I would

think, a big part of every community.” At Trowelex, where Chernoff is general manager, they are lean on technology for much of their business. “Probably 80 per cent of what I do in a day is off a computer,” he said. “It allows us to electronically order parts. It allows us to access vendor data bases and actually look at those parts in 3D. Also, a lot of our inquiries come through the internet.” Trowelex now services their equipment largely using technology like computers. “Gone are the days when you can fix it with a wrench,” he said. “We plug a lap top into it. It tells us what’s wrong. It saves a lot of diagnosic time for both the customer and for us.” Leech says the opportunities for those seeking work in the technology field are


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Editor: Jim Sinclair Publisher: Chris Hopkyns Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Publication Mail Agreement Number 40012905

Preparing for the unthinkable Everything is relative. Back in June in Castlegar we had a torrential down pour that lasted for days at a time. At the apex, I remember driving around on streets covered with water and vehicles hydro-planing everywhere. For those people who had water damage in their basements and storm damage to their properties, it was certainly no picnic. But compared to what is happening on the east coast of the United States, our little storm was nothing. Already, Hurricane Sandy, the so-called Frankenstorm, has left millions without power and caused at least 40 deaths. The expected cost is an estimated $60 billion in property damage and lost business. There was also an earthquake off the west coast of British Columbia in Haida Gwaii, the former Queen Charlotte Islands. That quake measured 7.7 on the Richter Scale and prompted tsunami warnings on northern Vancouver Island. With the rising popularity of Facebook, twitter, and the internet, pictures and stories of disasters become wide spread much faster. This is both good - help can arrive faster - and bad - some people have taken to putting up fake pictures from the storm. At any rate, I’m not about to remind people about the Mayan prophecies. However, these recent catastrophies should remind people to be prepared in case of emergencies which always seem to strike when we are ill equiped to handle them. We want to hear from you.

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Home is where the heart is I’m a sixties kid and I make no apologies for that. I remember when kids could play outside without fear of being assaulted or abducted. I remember the Beatles, the Stones and Chinese hopscotch. But what I most remember was the strength of a family which took meals together without the interruption of the phone, television or internet. Those were the days when families made an effort to be families. We were required to dine together and actually hold a conversation and we were close knit because of that. One of the best things I love to do to this day is take a drive. It was instilled upon me upon an early age. My family had no money, but what we did have was the joy of being close. We loved to do things together, whatever that might do. Were we the ultimate Canadian family? No! But we were a family that cared about each other. It’s hard, sometimes, for me to understand today’s families. They are on the run and so I really do understand how busy they are. We have soccer moms and busy dads who are working hard to help support that family. Somehow, however, it boggles my mind to contemplate how far we travCraig Lindsay Reporter

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elled away from family values. My family didn’t have a lot of money, as I am sure you know. But, what we did have was a sense of family. We knew that family was important and so, our parents although close to broke, always insured that we had family time together. Mom and dad would load us up in the Country Squire, to take Sunday drives. Sometimes that drive would take us into rolling hills, lakeside shores or high-class communities. The five of us would sit with our little noses pressed against the windows breathing in the eclectic pages of life as it passed us by. Life slowly trickled by as we explored each and every community we drove through. Sometimes we would take road trips for days punctuated by cold fried chicken and Kool Aid. But we were together. Along the way, mom and dad would play road games with us. How many license plates can you name? How far have we gone? For little children who constantly asked “Are we there yet?” mom and dad did quite well keeping us occupied. My memories run deep and strong as I think about the seven of us driving through the hills and vales looking at “Mucky muck houses” and dreaming that one day we might live in those houses upon the hills. It wasn’t until I grew up and learned Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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to value that which is real when I began to understand that it isn’t about the houses in which you live in, but rather about the homes you build. Although I wouldn’t want to be homeless and live in a tent, I can tell you that my home is where my heart is. My home is about that which I have built, however it might be. It took me a long time to understand the difference between a house and home. I’m glad, that finally, I know that definition. When we are younger it is about building and acquiring. When we are older and wiser it’s more about what’s important it’s about the family within the house. That’s what makes a home. When one is about to turn 60 it’s about caring about what you pass on, it’s not about what you have acquired, but more so about what you have achieved and the memories you will have left behind. I hope that I have achieved a catalogue of memories shared by those I love who can cherish me for all those things and learn from me that life is not about financial gain, but more so about spiritual gain. I wish for all of you, sweet days with your noses pressed against windows, dreaming not about castles in the sky, but more so about making the reality of life define you. Sandy Leonard Production

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A Very Good Ending On the morning of October 7 our family woke to find that the Mini Z (child’s snowmobile, yellow Ski-Doo) was stolen from our driveway. It had been cabled and locked to a trailer and truck. The thieves left no signs or evidence. What was left behind was a child’s broken heart. Our six yearold grandson had his snowmobile up for sale, the money he would have gotten from the sale was going toward the quad he had seen a few weeks earlier. He already had saved $1,500.00, he was so close. In my anger, I posted on Facebook and on to Kootenay Motocross. Within a half hour I received a message from a woman by the name of Trish Drinkle, aka Momma of Main Jet Motor Sports. She asked for pictures. I sent them. Other friends were posting like crazy people, it was amazing to see that people were getting word out. By 9 a.m. Trish had phoned our house with the news that people wanted to help Zackery get his quad. Main Jet put up the quad at cost and donations were pouring in. We were mindboggled and numb. To think that total strangers would help a little boy they had never met. By Tuesday morning Trish and her network of friends and fans had reached their goal. With Zackery’s $1,500.00 and the donations raised, he would get his quad. Trish and I arranged to meet Saturday morning the 13th, at Main Jet Motor Sports in Nelson. I was so excited to meet this amazing woman. With her connections and love of children (she has four of her own) she showed Zackery that not all

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people are bad. She showed him and myself that there are people out there who do genuinely care even though we are strangers. We may never meet the wonderful people from across Canada and United States who helped Zackery so lovingly, without hesitation, but we will think of them every day. “Pay It Forward” is our family motto and I have seen that many feel as we do. There was money left over from the donations, it has been “Paid Forward” to another young child. Thank you isn’t enough, but to Trish, the guys at Main Jet and all the people who helped Zackery, you have changed one little boy’s outlook completely. He knows there are more good people, than bad. P.S. To the person or persons who stole from a child, if you wanted the sled but couldn”t afford it, all you had to do was talk to us. We might have been able to work out a deal. Hope you sleep well at night. You will get what is coming to you. Shame on you. Rick, Patti and Zackery McCreight, Castlegar

Tee’d off I ask your readers this question “has anyone tasted Tee in Borscht?” Those who have partaken in this local cultural food would would likely answer, “there is no Tee in Borscht.” They may also add “I mispelled Tee which is corrected as Tea.” So that is my point! I grew up with my first language as Russian and my mother fed me good Borsch and that is exactly how she taught me to pronounce it. To my knowledge neither the Ukranians (who have a good

borsch also) nor the Ru s s i a n - s p e a k i n g Douhobors have a “t” sound when they say Borsch. So why do all the local signs advertize “Borscht”? I patronized these establsihments and I came away convinced that I could not taste the “t” in their Borscht. My wife Marilyn makes borsch as good as my mother did (maybe even better). Elmer Verigin, Castlegar

The Other Side of Gaza The Arabs claim the land on which they and Israel reside is theirs. Can history back up that claim? No, it does not! God gave Abraham all the land of Cancan, which Israel is part of today. Gen. 12:1-3, Jere, 7:7:25. Israel was removed from the land temporarily because of idol worship and indulging in grievous sins. God also promised to restore them to His land. Duet. 30:5-9. Note verse 5; “And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed and thou shalt possessed, and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.” The muslim holy book the Koran, says that Israel belongs to the Jews. If you go to suran 17:102-203 from the Koran it says; “Pharaoh sought to scare the Israelites out of the land of Israel, but Allah drowned Pharaoh together with all who were with him, and then Allah said to the Israelites; “Dwell you Israelites in the land of Israel and when the promise of the hereafter comes to be fulfilled Allah shall assemble the Israelites all together in the land of Israel. The Arabs and many Christians don’t know their own scriptures. The Dutch newspa-

per called Trourv published an interview in 1977 with Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Zuheir Mohsen (1936-1979), he said; “The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian State is only a means of continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. The Palestinians themselves admit that this whole idea of a Palestinian people is a LIE! Hamas has plainly said there is no occupation. Gaza has 600 millionaires. Why don’t they help the poor? Israel in good faith gave Gaza to the Arabs. The Arabs showed their gratitude by launching 6000 rockets since 2005. This year alone they have fired 570 rockets into Israel. If Mr. Soos is concerned about trauma, help the folks in Solerot who have been living in hell because of Arabs rocket fire. If Canada shot on rockets into the USA there would be instant trouble. The Arabs don’t want land, they want to destroy the Jews. Israel helps market Gaza strawberry, peppers , etc. Israel sends and has sent more aid then all the do-gooders, The Red Cross has said; “No humanitarian crises in Gaza”, Friday, April 22, 2011, Ryan Jones. If the Arabs would share their billions of waste acres with the people of Gaza, everyone would have enough. God has already said in Gen.17:20, “And as far Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceeding; twelve princes shall be beget, and I will make him a great nations.” V. Leiding Castlegar A7

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7 p.m. – 9 p.m. St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 513 7th Ave. Castlegar. Showcasing beautifully handcrafted and fairly traded jewelry from the Maya Skills women’s cooperative of Guatemala for sale Join us for a presentation by JULIO COCHOY, founder of the cooperative and author of Voices Breaking the Silence of Utitlan, delicious desserts and refreshments. This promises to be an evening of hope and inspiration where the skills and resilience of the women from the cooperative, the majority of whom are widows are celebrated and affirmed. Such efforts are vital to the well-being of the Maya throughout Guatemala. And it is a wonderful opportunity to find some special Christmas gifts full of meaning. NOV. 2/3 - COLUMBIA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRE - @ The Castlegar

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-

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

NOV. 3 – CASTLEGAR HOSPICE BAKE SALE at the Kootenay Craft Fair,

Castlegar Community Complex 12:30 p.m.


know of any veterans living in Castlegar and the surrounding area? If so you are invited to a dinner in your honour. You do not have to be a member of the Legion, just served honourably in the Armed Forces, the Reserves, the Commonwealth, or its wartime allies, RCMP, Merchant Navy, or Ferry Command during wartime. The dinner will be held at the Legion upstars hall. Cocktails 5:30 - 6 p.m. Dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Spouses, widows, or companion meals will be $12/ person. NOV. 4 - 104TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL SERVICE - At Robson

Community Memorial Church at 2 p.m. Dedication of the new building addition will also take

place with refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome. NOV. 4 - LUNCH FOR CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK - hosted by

Castlegar United Church. After Sunday Worship. Menu is typical of food grown in CFB projects. All are welcome.

NOV. 7 - TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE - The local Toastmasters

club, the Sentinel Speakers, is holding an Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn, Castlegar. Come and find out what Toastmasters is all about and how it can help you learn to communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336.


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.

NOV.16 - CHRISTMAS TEA. St. David’s Anglican Church invites everyone to the Legion Hall 1 3 PM. Enjoy door prizes, bake and attic treasure tables. Tea and admission for $3.00. NOV. 16/17 - SELKIRK SPINNERS AND WEAVERS GUILD ANNUAL SALE AND EXHIBIT - Handwoven

in the Kootenays with Flair! Friday, November 16 from 4 pm to 9 pm and Saturday November 17 from 9 am to 4 pm Quality Inn, 1935 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. Admission is free. Contact: NOV. 19 - THE WEST KOOTENAY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP will meet

at 2 pm at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail. Activity: Xmas craft. For more info, please call 250-3689827 or 250-365-6276. Please note: No December meeting. NOV. 20 - BLUEBERRY CREEK COMMUNITY SCHOOL HUB’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - B.C.C.S.

Council will be hosting their AGM on Tuesday, November 20th from 7-8 p.m. Come out and support the programs, events and activities at the school. Become a member of B.C.C.S. and be involved with what they have to offer. Coffee, tea and desserts provided. Phone 250-365-7201 for more information. NOV. 21 – CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB GUEST SPEAKER, HOLLY PENDERLOVE, ‘THE LOVE OF CLEMATIS’.

Holly has experimented with a myriad of clematis varieties in her garden over the years. The presentation will focus on the wide range of Clematis varieties

available in Zone 4-6. Holly will share her successes and failures. Gardeners will be encouraged to share their experiences so everyone may benefit from the collective expertise. Door Prize – ‘The Concise Guide to Clematis in North America’. 7:00 p.m. at the Community Complex. Everyone welcome. Join us and be dazzled by the depth of Holly’s knowledge. Garden inspirations will linger long after the meeting is over. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave 250.365.9600 or NOV. 24 - FALL TEA AND BAZAAR - 1 - 3 p.m. at the Castlegar Le-

gion Hall. Minto Chapter #79, Order of the Eastern Star. Bake table, silent auction, door prize. Tickets $3 available from Eastern Star membes or at the door. Everyone welcome.


6:30 p.m. Find out more about your child’s stage of development (birth through six) with a trained consultant using a playbased approach. Pre-booking is limited to parents who have concerns or questions around their child’s development. Vendors will be on site including Jelly Bean Junction, Epicure, Pampered Chef and more! For more information phone 250-365-3662 ext. 227.



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: ROTARY SMOKED SALMON SALE - Castlegar Sunrise Ro-

tary club is now selling smoked salmon, both lox style and Indian candy style. Salmon will be delivered in time for Grey Cup weekend! One pound packages are $25 and 1/2 pound packages are $15. Call Mike at 250.365.6912 or Craig at 250304-4649 or email reporter@ to order your salmon today!


Tuesdays for 3 weeks. November 5, 6, 12, 13, and 19th 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. At the Castlegar Community Services (Sun Centre) Pre-registration is required. Please call 250.365.2104 Ext. 35


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? 2267312. ONGOING: TOPS GROUP MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY - 8:30 a.m. to

10 a.m. at Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Avenue. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Join round table discussions and make new friends. Monthly fee of $10. FMI call 365-7956. ONGOING: SHARING DINNER POT.

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!


Library) is having a two for one 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 per cent 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. ONGOING: CASTLEGAR JUDO CLUB

- Monday, Thursday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Twin Rivers School gym. Old and new members welcome. Register anytime. From aged 8 years and up. FMI call John Gibson 250-3654763.

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.

club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-3658336.



at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805)




11th Avenue (across from the



- For more information please call 250-919-0757.

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.

Castlegar News Thursday, November 1, 2012 A9



Castlegar Arts Council nominated for prestigious provincial award

NOTICE OF TENDER JANITORIAL CONTRACT Tenders are invited for the performance of Janitorial Services for the Regional District of Central Kootenay Office Building located at 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC. The total floor area is 12,260 square feet contained on one level. Additional details and sample documents must be obtained from Randy Matheson, Administrative Assistant/Researcher, Regional District of Central Kootenay, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4. Phone: 352-8153. Email: The contract is for a three-year term commencing January 1, 2013 and expiring midnight December 31, 2015. A tour of the facility will be conducted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. and all parties interested in submitting a tender must attend. Proof of bonding, liability insurance, WCB coverage, and business licensing will be required from the successful tenderer.

Audrey Polovnikoff and Leni Normington of the Castlegar Arts Council celebrate after learning that they have been nominated for a prestigious provincial award. Craig Lindsay photo


The Castlegar Arts Council will have a lot to celebrate during this years’ BC Multiculturalism Week in November. They’ve been nominated for the 2012 Provincial Nesika Awards which honours exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations that promote and celebrate bringing diverse cultures together to demonstrate the benefits of cultural diversity in commu-

nities. President of the Arts Council Leni Normington said, “We’re very pleased and honoured by this nomination and hopeful we’ll be the winners! If we are, the $5,000 award will help us to support future multicultural activities. Castlegar has historically placed huge importance on community diversity and my hope is that our efforts to showcase the richness of our diversity will be recognized by the selection panel and

judges.” Specifically Normington referred to the 15th anniversary of the twinning relationship between Castlegar and Embetsu, Japan as well as Kootenay Festival, the one day family event held at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre/Museum in July. “Mu lt i c u ltu r a l i s m enhances our social and economic prosperity and puts us on the map as a people and place that value inclusion and cultural diversity,” said NormContinued on P. 10

The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The Regional District of Central Kootenay reserves the right to waive minor defects in any tender and to reject any or all tenders, and to accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interest of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, having regard to price, operational and technical criteria. Tenders should be marked “Tender - Janitorial Contract” and must be received at the Regional District of Central Kootenay Office by no later than 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2012 at which time and place they will be publicly opened. Randy Matheson, Administrative Assistant/Researcher Regional District of Central Kootenay 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Phone: (250) 352-8153 or 1-800-268-7325 Fax: (250) 352-9300 Email:

Notice of Permissive Tax Exemptions Pursuant to section 224(4) of the Community Charter notice is hereby given of the City’s of Castlegar 2013 Tax Exemption Bylaw. The following is a list of properties, excluding properties used for public worship and properties exempt under sections 220(1)(h) of the Community Charter, proposed to receive a tax exemption for 2013. The list includes an estimate of the amount of municipal property taxes that would be imposed on the property if it were not tax exempt. Folio

Property Address th

100% of Land and Improvement

Estimate of Annual Municipal Taxes $3,100


100% of Land and Improvement



749 11 Avenue

Do you have a Favourite Christmas Recipe or Christmas Tradition ?


767 11 Avenue

Yours could be published in our upcoming, 1st ever West Kootenay/Boundary Christmas Recipes and Traditions book.

“Our region is blessed with such rich and diverse cultures that we would like to share with you.” So if you would like to share with us, email: - subject line: Recipe your favourite Christmas Recipe, along with a brief note on the significance or history, or your favourite Christmas Tradition. Photos welcomed.

Deadline for submissions November 23rd



Description of Exemption


2224 6 Avenue

100% of Land and Improvement



1001 2 Street

100% of Land and Improvements



875 Columbia Avenue

100% of Land and Improvement



404 27 Street

100% of Land and Improvement




1007 2 Street

75% of Land and Improvements



216 8 Avenue

100% of Land and Improvement




421 13 Avenue

50% of Land and Improvement



2320 Columbia Avenue

90% of Land and Improvement



RR 3, Site 5, Comp 1

100% of Land and Improvements



248 Columbia Avenue


210 11 Avenue


185 Columbia Avenue

90% of the Land and Improvements



400 13 Avenue

100% of Land and Improvement



Zuckerberg Island

100% of Land and Improvement



120 Heritage Way

100% of Land and Improvement



1995 6 Avenue






50% of Land and Improvement


100% of Land and Improvements


100% of Land and Improvement



101 5 Street

100% of Land and Improvement



2901 Arrow Lakes Drive

8% of Land and Improvements



City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 (250) 365-7227 Fax (250) 365-4810

Thursday, November 1, 2012 Castlegar News



Selkirk College to host festival for local film-maker SUBMITTED

Todd Smee, who grew up in Castle-

gar, has been making films since he was a young kid, and has always had a passion for filmmaking. A

Former Selkirk College English student, Todd transferred his Selkirk College course credits from

the School of University Arts and Sciences (UAS) towards an Associate Degree in Film from the North-

west Film Centre in Portland, Oregon. He also has an Industry Certificate from the Musicians Institute in

Hollywood, California. After high school graduation, Todd received a full scholarship to the Gulf Islands Film and Video School on Galiano Island where he wrote and directed his own segment for a short film entitled Outline. The film went on to be nominated for numerous awards at the Eye Lens Film Festival in Vancouver and Todd won the award for Best Editing. That same year it competed at the DOXA Documentary Film Fest. Following a short stint at the Montana State University in the film program, Todd moved to Portland, Oregon, to complete his film studies. His very first short film ended up playing in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City, Minneapolis, Portland, Philadelphia, and London. In 2001, Mean Anything was selected for the NYC Mix Experimental Film Festival, and that same year saw two screenings at the NYU Theater, and a thesis about his film by NYU Film Graduate and filmmaker, Matt Wolf (“Wild C o m b i n a t i o n” ) . Todd’s film was selected for Outfest Festival - the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - and multiple

screenings were added. Two screenings were played at Outfest Festival in the prestigious Director’s Guild of America building, and a third screening at Laemmle’s Sunset Theater. In 2010, Todd moved to Los Angeles, California to complete his studies. He made several films including two commercials. His final project in school was showcased upon graduation at the Wiltern Theater, LA. While still in school Todd won an internship with DNA films, specializing in video and commercials. For more information on Todd’s films visit http://www. nm1596581/ One of his short films, Voltage, has recently been short-listed by the Misty Moon International Film Festival in London, UK. Selkirk College’s School of University Arts and Sciences is proud to host the first Todd Smee Film Festival to be held on Wednesday, November 21, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Sentinel 113 lecture theatre, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar campus. Admission is $2.00 by donation at the door. For more information, call 250.365.4826.

Arts Council

Central Kootenay and especially our volunteers who are unstinting in their efforts to showcase our cultural richness.” The Provincial Nesika Awards are Friday November 23, 2012 at the Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby.

Continued from P. 9

ington. “We also want to thank our partners and supporters the City of Castlegar, the Castlegar & District Recreation Commission and Regional District of

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Friendly service the key at Kootenay Market CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

When it comes to friendly and helpful customer service, Kootenay Market is near the top. That’s one of the main reasons the popular grocery store has become the destination for many local food shoppers. “Kootenay Market is known as having a very friendly staff,” said manager Dan Rye. “We’ve won many awards for customer service. Over the years we’ve won retail business of the year through the Chamber of Commerce, we’ve won customer service awards through the chamber. Our draw has always been friendly staff. When people leave here we want them to be happy - with a smile on their face.” The store is proud

to hire local students and give them a leg up in their employment careers. “We hire a lot of students and in a lot of cases it’s the students’ first jobs,” said Rye. “We work with that. We’ve got people working here that have played for the Rebels and done other sports. We try to work around that. Work is not everything. These kids go to school five days a week and I don’t expect them to work every night and every weekend. It’s worked very well for us. We’ve had some families who’ve had three or four kids work with us. We feel it’s a good place to work. We try and make it a good, friendly atmosphere. I believe that’s the strongest point of the store.” Another area in which Kootenay Mar-

Dan Rye and the rest of the staff at Kootenay Market are ready to serve you. Craig Lindsay photo

ket prides itself on is buying locally whenever possible. “We support a lot of local, say within 100 kilometres, companies,” said Rye. “We get a lot of stuff out of Grand Forks, Nelson, Creston. A lot of that is our specialty us. We’re buying borscht from a lady up the Slocan Valley. We’re buying yogurt from a company in Grand

Forks. We’re buying coffee from Winlaw. We really try to support local businesses.” Rye says that organic produce has become very popular in recent years. “We started going into the organics, I’d say about seven or eight years ago,” he said. “We started with just a few ideas and ‘we’ll see how it goes’. I was a little leery at

first, I’ll admit. But now we’re bringing in organic produce at least once a week. We just don’t have enough room to do it properly. Probably with the expansion we’ll be looking at doubling our organic space.” Rye also wants to expand the fresh deli. “We’re offering soups now,” he said. “We make sub sandwiches, pizzas, wraps, all here. The demand is there and we’re doing it. Our deli is something we really want to expand on and do a better job with better selection and more hot foods.” Kootenay Market has applied and received the necessary permits to begin expansion, which would add on extra space to the north side of the building. “We’re adding about 5,000 square feet,” said Rye. “We’re

going to basically double our freezer capacity; probably double our cooler capacity. Expand on our fresh produce departments and expand on our natural foods, which is becoming more and more of what people want to buy and we are selling a lot of it and we’re going to do a better job of it.” Rye said the store is almost ready to begin the expansion. “We have the rezoning permission from the city,” he said. “It got approved by the city. It’s just a matter of getting the drawings (blueprints) out for some quotes and hopefully get it started in the spring.” Store owner George Wood, who lives in Cranbrook, says the store is due for growth. “The reason for the expansion, really, is to keep us competi-

tive for the next five or ten years,” he said. “We’re always doing things to improve our facility. So this is just a major step to reposition ourselves for the coming years. “I’m going to be going through the cost analysis. Hopefully, when all that comes in it’s reasonable and if that’s the case we’ll look at proceeding.” Wood says they expect to get the tenders back and make a decision within the next three or four months. Rye says the expansion has been in the works for awhile. “It’s something we’ve been talking about doing for quite some time,” he said. “I think it’s a good time to do it. We’ve got a good little business that we’ve established down here and it’s time to reinvest.” Continued on P. 23

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Blueberry schools hosts Harvest Day




Castlegar News Reporter

Blueberry Creek Community School Hub hosted their 2nd Annual Family Harvest Dance on Friday, October 19th. Along with community volunteers, B.C.C.S. board members and staff, youth from the Twin Rivers 360 Leadership Program came out to lend a hand with volunteer duties including cooking and serving the hot dogs and juice for the 140 attendees, helping out at the kids craft centers, selling glow sticks, and monitoring the apple bobbing table. The proceeds will go towards supplies for the early childhood programs at


From November 7th to the 11th, the Kootenay Gallery will be presenting “Close to Home – the Hundred Mile Painting.” The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, Nov. 7th from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Twenty one members of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists have teamed up for a tribute to the Kootenays with a juried show of forty-seven paintings spanning images from the artists’ inner heart and soul to the landscape that stretches from their home town to the



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Elliot SFCA, and Lori Hughes AFCA chose the pieces for the show. At the opening reception guests will be invited to vote for their favourite piece for the “Peoples’ Choice Award.” The WKCFCA wishes to thank the Kootenay Gallery, the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Castlegar, and the B.C. Arts Council for their assistance in making this exhibit possible. The Federation of Canadian Artists, founded in 1941, is a community of artists and art lovers. The

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CBT Youth Council ready for action

CBT’s 2012/13 Youth Advisory Committee Members recently met in Submitted photo Golden. STAFF Castlegar News

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of involved youth from around the Columbia Basin who provide advice to Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and a youth perspective on a variety of issues facing today’s youth. Members called “YACers” commit to a one-year term and have an opportunity to meet, work and travel with a group of like-minded young people. “We work with youth and communities to increase youth opportunities and engagement,” said Michelle d’Entremont, CBT Youth Liaison. “Being a member of YAC is a great way for youth to develop their leadership skills, engage with CBT and provide input on issues that are important to them.” Welcome to new members: Theresa Thoms (Castlegar), Curtis Bendig (Nelson), Darelyn Hutchinson (Cranbrook), Laura Kanik (Revelstoke), Paniz Khosroshahy (Cranbrook), James Klemmensen (Rossland), Danika Reid (Cranbrook), Bailey Repp (Nelson), Wesley Routley (Golden) . The new members are excited about joining YAC and are looking forward to making a difference in their communities. “I have a unique

opportunity to meet people from all around the basin,” said Castlegar’s Theresa Thoms. “We get to look over grant reviews for youth initiative in the basin. We participate in youth events while visiting different communities and seeing what people there are doing for their youth.” Thoms, who is a student at Stanley Humphries Secondary, was a recent Miss Castlegar candidate and is eager to work with other youth from around the Kootenays. “We just had our first meeting last month,” she said. “We got an overview of what we will be doing through the year. It was mostly just introductions and meeting our group.” The YAC met in Golden and toured the new Youth Station there. “I love meeting the new people,” said Thoms. “On the committee everyone is so different. We all get to make an impact and create change in our community. We get to give our input on youth initiatives that are taking place.” Representing Nelson is Bailey Repp, who is also excited about being part of youth initiatives in the region. “To me, being on YAC is so different from any other club or team,” said Bailey

Repp of Nelson. “Being able to provide and empower other youth with huge opportunities to drive change has to be one of the best feelings one can have.” “I am very passionate about youth issues and work hard in my community to give

youth a voice,” said Darelyn Hutchinson of Cranbrook. “It’s a wonderful feeling to get to be a part of the decision-making process with youth grants, and the fun process of inspiring youth and getting inspired myself.” Laura Panik of Revelstoke added, “I am truly excited by this opportunity. I see YAC as an opportunity to use my skills and enthusiasm to contribute to my community while also developing my skills. Win-win!” Welcome back to returning members: Sierra Franklin (Canal Flats), Blake Nicol (Nelson) and Taryn Walker (Revelstoke). What did past YACers have to say

to new members? “You will be surprised by the welcoming feel the YAC committee has to it and how quickly you become part of the group, said Blake Nicol. “Before you know it, you will find yourself having a great time!” Said Taryn Walker, “Through YAC you feel more confident about your ability to give meaningful input. You find yourself stepping outside of yourself and considering others’ perspectives while developing skills you never knew you were capable of.”


Nedine Scott and Sean Roussow were the big winners of the Castlegar News’ Monster Mash ticket contest. Jim Sinclair photo

Royal Canadian Legion members like Lionel Simpson (above) are busy selling poppies outside local businesses. Craig Lindsay photo

Thursday, November 1, 2012 Castlegar News



Lion’s Club help out SUBMITTED

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Castlegar Selkirk Lions Club have donatee a new water wheelchair to the Castlegar & District Aquatic Centre – a busy pool enjoyed by families and people of all ages in our region. The Aquatic Centre has many pa-

trons who require a water wheelchair to access the pool and whirlpool areas. The the local recreation department is thrilled with the generosity. Joanne Baker, Lions Club Secretary, states: “We are very pleased that we could purchase this water wheelchair to improve the wellbeing of the local pa-

trons. We like to support local needs and this has been made possible with the support we receive from the community at our fundraising events!” The presentation of the water wheelchair has taken place at the Castlegar and District Aquatic Centre on Friday, Oct. 19.

Library helper to be honoured SUBMITTED

Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West, is very happy to announce that Gladys Manahan from Castlegar will be awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for her long and distinguished career as a community volunteer. “I am very pleased to announce that Glady Manahan has been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her many years as a volunteer in the City of Castlegar. Glady has volunteered at the Castlegar & District Public Library for an incredible 59 years. Now in her 90’s, (Glady works at the library 3 times a week, every week for four hours.) Her dedication to the Library is amazing I was very pleased that I was able to nominate her for this award.” There will be a for-

Carla’s Call- Freedom from What?

If there is one concept that puzzles me, it’s retirement. Perhaps it’s just the legacy of growing up in a household of entrepreneurs. Retirement didn’t factor into our family consciousness. Instead, planning business, getting business, and the endless stream of work that followed was the pervasive energy in the home. This, paired with the ups and downs of self-employment in chaotic economic times, undoubtedly informed my parents’ viewpoints on retirement. Stop working? Yes, that happens in between contracts, or in the slow times when there are no contracts. From childhood, my four siblings and I just understood that you find something you are both good at and enjoy, and then, you find a way to make money doing it. I believe my parents’ idea of retirement back then would have resembled something

along the lines of, ‘ You’re telling me I should stop doing what I like to do and get paid to do, and trade it something I might not like that much and I’ll probably have to pay to do? Why?” As I observe some of my friends, colleagues, and clients anticipating or managing their own retirement, it’s strange to me how in one moment, when the calendar slips one day forward, and the clock hits 5 p.m., we are simply done what we did, and in some cases, with who we thought we were. For the past 20 or 40 odd years we have been teacher, carpenter, engineer, programmer, therapist, machinist, bartender, nurse, lawyer. At 5:01 p.m., do we become “retiree?” And in that moment, who are we? Still some quarter century away from my own ‘retirement’ I anticipate what it will mean to me, and also, as the baby boom-

ers retire en masse, what retirement will mean to our society. Sure, I get the idea of quitting one’s job for a proposed life of leisure. Though the whole concept of play and relaxation didn’t value that high in my family’s life and work ethic, still, I savour leisure like anyone else. But for me, it’s so pleasurable precisely because it is leisure time, and it has an end. The law of scarcity in action. At lunch with a colleague recently we discussed her intention to succession plan herself out of the large organization she currently runs. It is a task heavy with emotion and its share of both logistical and psychological chal-

lenges. She is leaving a known life for a new horizon she’s not entirely sure she wants to sail into. Skydive into, perhaps. But the “golden years?” Please. “Sure, we’ll golf and hang out on a warm beach for a year after retirement,” she says, “And then we’ll ask, ‘now what?’” It is precisely the ‘now what’ that interests me about retirement. What exactly will this large demographic who have shaped so much of the society we know, do next? For some reason, I think antiquated versions of retirement will be actively rewritten, and that this generation will be the same trailblazers they have always been. Marshall & Associates provides human resources plus individual and group development services. For a consultation, or to find out more about their certified coaching services, please call (250) 5130044.

Diamond trio epitomize service above self

An amazing three members of the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club (from left) Ron Ross, Gerry Rempel, and Geoff Yule - have been honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for their great service to the community. Craig Lindsay photo

Learning about fire fighters in our community Still volunteering after 59 years, Castlegar resident Gladys Manahan has been awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee award. Submitted photo

mal presentation of the Jubilee medal to Glady at the Castlegar Public Library on Thursday, November 1st at 1 p.m. Community members are welcome to come and congratulate her in person. Glady has touched many people with her commit-

ment, dedication and kind and generous spirit over her many years of volunteering. Besides volunteering at the Library, Glady has also volunteered at various agencies and community groups in the city over many years.

The Castlegar Fire Department (including Ray Hackett and Duance Monse at right) spent time out at Blueberry Creek Community School Hub the week of October 22th -26th to teach the children about fire safety. The visit included circle time teachings about fire safety complete with a firefighter dressing in full gear to show that they are not “scary” and a tour of the smokehouse and the firetruck. Submitted photo

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

Bartlett leads Rebels to win over Storm with hat-trick CRAIG LINDSAY

Castlegar News Reporter

A strong performance from veteran forward Diego

Bartlett pushed the Castlegar Rebels to weekend wins. The Castlegar native scored two goals and added an assist

on Friday to lead the Rebs past Spokane 6-2 in the Lilac city. On Sunday afternoon, Bartlett picked up the hat-trick in

leading Castlegar over the Kamloops Storm 6-1 at the Complex. Linemates Stuart Walton, with a goal and four assists, and Jamie Vlanich, with three assists, also had strong games. “I’m playing with two of the top guys in the league (Walton and Vlanich),” said Bartlett. “They’re great linemates. We’re really clicking. They both see the ice very well. The chemistry between us is outstanding. They keep

getting the puck to me in the right place and I’m getting the shots off quickly and scoring.” “I think the key was we really shot the puck which is what we really needed to do,” said Bartlett. “In Spokane, after the first period, it was pretty scrambly. But we recognized that if we simplified the game it would make things much easier.” The simple approach worked wonders as the Rebels lit up the Braves, and

then the Storm on Sunday. “Everything started clicking,” said Bartlett. “All of our lines are clicking. We’re starting to really build chemistry.” Bartlett said the team does need to stay out of the penalty box more. “We’re one of the most penalized teams in the league,” he said. “So far, every game we’ve done well with the physicality. Some games we come out slow, we take it to the body and do better.

So we do need to keep playing physical.” Unfortunately, the Rebels were unable to gain any ground in the Neil Murdoch division as the Nelson Leafs won both of their weekend games as well, 6-2 over Grand Forks on Thursday and 4-2 over Kamloops on Saturday. This weekend, Castlegar hosts a two game home stand with Grand Forks in town Friday night and Spokane here Saturday.

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Okanagan/Shuswap Conference DOUG BIRKS DIVISION Jamie Vlanich of the Rebels is thwarted by Kamloops’ goalie Marcus Beesley in the first period of Sunday’s game at the Castlegar Community Complex. Craig Lindsay photos

— REBEL SCORING — PLAYER Stuart Walton Diego Bartlett Jamie Vlanich Bryan Lubin Tanner Johnson

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Saints continue winning streak, crush Vikes



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Selkirk College wrapped up the first month of the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season the same way they started it, defeating the defending league champions from the University of Victoria. But unlike their season opener four weeks ago, which the Saints won in by hardfought 4-3 scoreline, Saturday’s rematch at the Castlegar Recreation Complex was a one-sided offensive display that ended in a 10-2 victory for the hosts. With the win, the Saints moved to 6-0-0 on the regular season and maintained their hold on first place in the BCIHL. Selkirk has now outscored their opponents by a margin of 35-4 in four home games 4411 overall. Victoria opened and closed the scoring on Saturday night, but the Saints did all the damage in between. Down 1-0 in the first period following a strange goal off a Vikes dump-in, Selkirk replied with markers from Connor McLaughlin and Cody Fidgett to take the lead before intermission.

The middle frame began with a goal off the stick of Logan Proulx, who along with linemates Jordan Wood and Jackson Garrett combined for six points in the period. Thomas Hardy and McLaughlin, with his second, also beat Vikes starter Nick Babich in the second. The third period was dominated by the line of McLaughlin, Scott Swiston and Mason Spear, who each scored during a three-goal rally that extended the Saints lead to eight. Wood and Brad Robinson exchanged late goals to cap the scoring. Stephen Wolff received the start for Selkirk and turned aside 21 shots for

est and unselfish hockey. When we stick to those habits the results have been very good.” Connor McLaughlin led the way offensively for the Saints with a hat trick and two assists, while his line accounted for a dozen points with Mason Spear (four points) and Scott Swiston (three) also in on the action. The Saints will now prepare for a tough weekend on the road that includes a visit to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops on Friday night and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on Saturday. Both games can be viewed online at www.fasthockey. com.

Local coach honoured provincially

Rhonda Saunders, coach at the Selkirk Gymnastics Club, was named Gymnastics B.C. Play Coach of the Year for Zone 1. Craig Lindsay photo


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his second win in as many appearances. Babich was replaced late in the second period by Sunny Gill, who allowed four goals on 15 shots. “We came out slow tonight and about halfway through the first period it looked like we were determined to get away from what had made us successful through the first three weeks of the season,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “But to the credit of our group the feet started moving and the work habits for the remainder of the game were excellent. We’ve been putting up some big numbers the last few times out and that’s been the result of hard-working, hon-

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Budding Nashes hit hardwood

Head coach Cheryl Closkey (back right) keeps a watchful eye as some of her young players scrimmage On Monday night at Selkirk College. Craig Lindsay photo

CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The greatest basketball player in Canadian history may have chosen the Los Angeles Lakers over the Toronto Raptors, but make no mistake Steve Nash still holds a big sway over basketball in this country. Steve Nash youth basketball leagues can be found in all parts of

Canada. In Castlegar, the Steve Nash league is organized and run by long-time coach Cheryl Closkey, who has been doing it for eight years. “It’s going pretty good this year,” she said. “Our numbers are up from last year. We have about 46 kids, which is a good amount in the gym.” The league features both boys and girls

and the age ranges from grade one to grade six. Closkey would like to see more girls sign up as there are many more boys than girls currently in the program. The players meet once a week on Monday evenings at Selkirk College where they practice skills and scrimmage at the end. “In the lower main-

land, the population is so much higher they’ll have a practice a week and a game a week,” said Closkey. “Up here, it’s more scrimmaging and basic fundamentals. We don’t play any games, we just scrimmage and the kids seem to have a good time. We don’t have score clocks, we just try to have fun here.” Closkey is encouraged to see many of the youngsters coming back each year. Many go on to play at Stanley Humphries School. Some of her coaches have moved on to coach at the high school such as Mike Lynn with the boys and Gord and Kim Matson with the girls. Tekki Hyrniw, a teacher and coach at Mount Sentinel School, has also coached in the program.

Season a success, says Soccer president SUBMITTED

2012 was another exciting year for soccer in Castlegar. Once again, I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers (executive, directors, coaches,…) for the hard work and time they have put in, doing everything necessary to keep soccer alive and well in Castlegar. People really stepped up in 2012, and lots of great things resulted. Highlights: Membership was up slightly for 2012,

with approximately 450 players registered All executive positions on CMSA were filled; Training sessions for coaches were completed prior to the season start; All players were entered into the website database, making schedule change notifications possible. Indoor soccer started back-up over the winter of 2012, the first time in roughly 4 years; Goaltending clinics for 8-13 year olds were held over several weekends. A successful “wind-

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up” was held for the Mini soccer division. Field conditions, especially at Twin Rivers/Millennium, were noticeably improved as a result of the city’s double aeration and fertilization. Castlegar successfully hosted a U12 “Jamboree” in August, with teams participating from Nelson, Cranbrook, Sandpoint, and other communities. Two sets of regulation U12 nets were purchased, one prior to the house season, and a second portable A19




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set just prior to the Jamboree. A presentation that was made before the City Council was very well received; thanking them for their support over the season and looking forward to a partnership for future facilities development. Changes made to the traditional funding model appear to be appreciated by community sponsors. Discussions about ways to continue to improve soccer are happening now. Continued on P. 23



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Louis Bruce Connatty Louis Bruce Connatty passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on the morning of Thursday, September 20, 2012 blessed with 73 years of life. Bruce is predeceased by his daughter Deborah Ann Louise Connatty. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Mildred. They were married in Calgary on May 19, 1962. He is survived by his 2 brothers Barry and Lyle and 3 sisters Wendy, Linda and Barbara. Bruce is lovingly remembered by his son Darrin (and Anca) of Cranbrook, his daughter Darlene (and Daren) of Castlegar, granddaughters Trina and Taya and great-granddaughter Mabel. Bruce was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta on May 24, 1939. He graduated High School from Prince Charles Secondary School in Creston and went on to earn a 3rd Class Steam Engineer Certificate. He worked as a Steam Engineer at the Celgar Pulp Mill from April, 1966 until his retirement in June 2000. Bruce enjoyed many activities including hunting, fishing, camping, quadding, woodworking, metal working and tinkering on machines in his garage. Bruce was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170 for 37 years and a member of the British Columbia Wildlife Association. Bruce requested immediate cremation and no viewing will be held. Cremation was in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. The Funeral Service was officiated by Pastor Tom Kline on September 23, 2012 at the Castlegar Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s Memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Castlegar Unit, PO Box 3292, Castlegar BC V1N 3H6 or a charity of your choice.

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Grace Hadiken October 4, 1924 October 19, 2012

Grace Hadiken of Castlegar, BC passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on October 19, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Funeral services were held in the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 25, 2012 with burial at the Ootischenia Cemetery. Grace Hadikin was born on October 4, 1924 in Champion Creek and spent most of her life in the Ootischenia area. She married Fred Hadikin in 1942 Grace had a hard life as a child. She lost her mother when she was 12 years old and cared for three younger siblings while her father was away working to provide for his family. Later in her teens, she worked as a Nanny for a family in Trail with four young children. She also worked at a company farm in Birch Bank. After her marriage and raining her family, she worked as a housekeeper and also kitchen help at the High Arrow Arms Hotel until such time that her health prevented her from continuing to work. She was also a member of the Ootischenia Hall cooking group. Grace was a lady whose generosity, love, and kindness touched all of us. Her love for her family and friends was evident in how she treated people. She enjoyed the beauty of her vegetable and flower gardens with hobbies of knitting, crocheting and various handicrafts. She liked socializing with her friends. Her other interests were playing Bingo, playing cards and watching her great grandsons play hockey. She was faithful to her early morning walks for years. She was predeceased by her husband Fred Hadikin, her parents Koozma & Dora Postnikoff, her sisters Anne Zaitsoff, Mabel Philipoff, Doris Verigin, Pauline Kalesnikoff, Mary Skulnec, and brother Bill Postnikoff. She leaves to remember her, her daughters Christine & George Markin in Castlegar, her daughter Grace & Walter Babakaeff in Surrey, and her son: Fred & Vivianne Hadikin in Langley. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren; Terry Markin, Leona McQueen, Shelley Mills, Jayme Jones, Leslie Hadikin, Scott Babakaeff, Sasha Hayes as well as eight great grandchildren; Jenna Markin, Brenden & Jesse Mills, Mathew, McKenzie, Morgan, Mitchell LaRochelle and Nathan Hayes. The family would like to thank the staff of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, Dr. LaRocque, Community Care, Master of Ceremonies - Peter Zaytsoff, The Ootischenia Ladies Cooking Group for preparing the delicious meal, The Singers and all our friends and relatives for your kindness and words of comfort. Also, to Larry Stoochnoff, the Gravediggers, as well as the Staff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Thank you for your help and support. MAY SHE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE



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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of John Randolph McNee, Deceased (the “Deceased”) Formerly of 197 Lakeview Street, Castlegar, British Columbia, V1N 1B6


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LOGGING Contract Tender For Managed Forest 77, Managed Forest 243, Woodlot 0408. 45,000 m3 in the West Kootenay area. 3-year time frame, beginning January 2012. Detailed Tender documents at: Viewings: November 2nd & 16th, 2012. Tender Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2012

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FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Columbia Wireless Inc. of Box 269 Nelson, BC V1l 5T9, on behalf of the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation for the purpose of commercial - communications site situated on Provincial Crown land near Castlegar and containing 0.01 hectares more or less. Access is by air only &equipment is solar powered. The MFLNRO File Number that have been established for this application are 4405276 (lands). Written comments concerning the application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: Comments will be received by December 6, 2012, FrontCounter BC and *see letter*. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website ApplicationPosting/index.jsp ->Search ->Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. These applications will be available for viewing at FrontCounter BC in Castlegar, BC. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resources Operations regional office in Cranbrook.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Administrator named hereunder at 1115 3rd Street, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2A1, on or before December 21, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. The Administrator will not be liable for any claim of which she has no notice at the time of distribution.

By Chris Cook Law Firm, her solicitor

Tr a i l / C a s t l e g a r Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association congratulates the following students for successfully completing music exams in 2012 sessions. Conservatory Canada (CC) and the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams are provincially accredited. (Names appear in alphabetical order.) CC – Piano Practical (Classical) Grade 1 - First Class Honours: Monika Amann, Hannah Coates,Morgan Corkill, Reid Dunham, Michel Kristen Hjelkrem, Mattias Hofmann, Benjamin Scully Grade 2 – First Class Honours: Aden Goertzen, Kennedy MacInnis, Sage Stefani Grade 3 – First Class Honours: Cameron Cosbey, Caleb Kavaloff; Honours: Sierra Matheson Grade 5 - First Class Honours: Gabriella Kenna Grade 6 – First Class honours: Gabriella

Soccer Continued from P. 19

Opportunities for Improvement: The CMSA application for additional funding (BC Gaming grant) was not accepted for 2013. A committee will need to be formed to look into this. Because of some


Continued from P. 11


Dorothy Laraine McNee, formerly known as Dorothy Laraine Helgren, Administrator

Music students receive grades SUBMITTED


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Kootenay Market has been in Castlegar in the same location since 1998. Rye came to town in September of 1999 and has been the store manager since then. “In that time we’ve seen our store grow and we’ve seen our staff grow along with it,” he said. “We’ve got a nice little mar-

Kenna Grade 7 – First Class Honours: Victoria Francis; Honours: Delaney Marken CC – Piano Practical (Contemporary Idioms) Level 1 – First class Honours: Sam Miller Level 3 – First Class Honours with Distinction: Martin Vickers CC– Theoretical Theory 2 - First Class Honours with Distinction: Gabriella Kenna RCM – Piano Practical Grade 1 – First Class Honours: Hue Anderson, Romeo Gelber; Honours: Alethea Riemer Grade 2 – First Class Honours: Tristan Berno, Kaleb Wight

Grade 3 – First Class Honours: Liam Smith; Honours: Kelly Issel Grade 4 – First Class Honours: Hannah Klemmensen Grade 5 – First Class Honours: Brenda Henry, Emma Profili, Allie Stanley; Honours: Rachel Aiken Grade 8 First Class Honours: Jeanine McKay; Honours: Annie Cameron Grade 9 – First Class Honours: Lisa Laffelaar RCM – Theoretical Basic Rudiments Honours: Kelly Issel Intermediate Rudiments - Pass: Nadia Van Asselt Advanced Rudiments - First Class Honours with Distinction: Jeanine McKay, Rose Ann van Mierlo

Amber Stooshnow reads the fortunes of Pam Gerrand and Laura Ford at the Monster Mash. Craig Lindsay photo

very wet weather, there was no youth wind up as we had the previous 2 years. Jersey returns continue to be a headache! We need to continue the dialogue with the city and others to ensure fields and facilities are improved with soccer in mind I am very pleased with what CMSA has

accomplished over the past year. With a great crop of new faces around the table, and after 7 years on the executive, I feel it is the right time to have someone else take over as President. Thanks again for all of your hard work and support!

ket here in this area. We get a lot of walk in traffic. We get the seniors from Castlewood coming over. We’ve got M&M’s here and the flower shop and the liquor store. Hopefully, we can make this more of a destination.” Rye is certainly active in the community. He is a former president of the Castlegar Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He

is currently on city council and is enjoying his first term in office. “I love it,” he said about his time on council so far. “I think council is good. It’s a good group of people. There’s a lot of good things happening in the community so far. I think the idea that Castlegar is becoming the hub (of the West Kootenays) is coming more to fruition all the time.”

Ralph Lunn President, CMSA

Thursday, November 1, 2012 Castlegar News




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