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Vol. 117, Issue 208


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City hoping bylaw spurs downtown renos

property tax. And they weren’t able to increase rents to offset that.  “The way we’re setting up this bylaw is that you won’t have your taxes go up but your assessment and property value will go up.” BY GUY BERTRAND Times Staff In a nutshell, the bylaw would allow The grand vision of rejuvenating tax exemptions from 100 per cent, in downtown Trail is not only a task the first six years, and  progressively for the city but also people and local smaller breaks over the years until full taxation is implemented in the businesses. To that end, the city is taking  a 11th year. The exemption would be solely for big  step in making it financially feasible for businesses and property renovations exceeding $10,000. The initial exemption was suggested owners to get on board by crafting to be at $20,000 worth a Downtown Economic of construction but Jolly Incentive Bylaw. “This is really said council preferred The goal of the targeted at the lowering that amount bylaw  is to offer tax business to $10,000, “to make it incentives to property more inclusive.” owners in an effort to community and The exemption entice them into fixing large-scale would exclude single or up buildings in the property owners.” two-family dwellings, downtown region. he added. “We’re really excited COUN. KEVIN JOLLY “This is really about this,” said targeted at the business councillor Kevin Jolly, the city’s representative and former community and large-scale property chair on the Downtown Opportunities owners.” The bylaw would cover the and Action Planning Committee downtown area, which also includes (DOACP). He explained tax increases the Gulch and the East Trail business following improvements to a building district, which encompasses the were often a deterrent for many immediate block by Safeway. “We considered doing the whole owners. “We used to have lots of absentee area but then you lose the impact on owners,” explained Jolly. “Folks didn’t redeveloping the downtown. We want want to see assessments go up because to be concentrated in our efforts and it would make their tax value go up innovation.” and it would increase their annual See INCENTIVES, Page 2

Downtown Economic Incentive offers tax breaks for building makeovers


Trail firefighter Rick Morris gets a close shave from barber Lee Flanders of Lee’s Klassic Kuts so Morris has a clean start to Movember.

Gentlemen, ‘start your staches’ November is a hair-raising and fundraising month for the ‘Mo Bros’

Teck offers clean up plan THE CANADIAN PRESS


his word for it, as Environment Canada will not release the company’s plan to deal with the arsenic, ammonia, lead and other heavy metals that have leeched from historic tailings ponds and trenches. “Teck Metals Ltd. is the author of the plan in question. It would therefore be inappropriate for Environment Canada to distribute it,” Mark Johnson, spokesman for the federal department, said in an email response.

VANCOUVER - Teck Resources has submitted a remediation plan to Environment Canada to clean up decades-old toxins that have seeped into the groundwater from its smelter in Trail. Richard Deane, the manager of environmental health and safety at Teck’s Trail operations, said the five-year plan calls for a treatment plant to remove heavy metals that have tainted the groundwater under the smelter. The public will have to take

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It’s Movember and time for the Mo Bros to once again start their moustaches. Since 2003, growing a moustache in November is not just for kicks, but also to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer and research. “I want to support people and their families in the Greater Trail area who have been affected by prostate cancer,” said Kyle Boutin, captain ‘moustachegrower’ of team Trail Professional


Firefighters Local 941. This year, the firefighters have 12 members on board for the challenge. The men start growing Nov. 1 and for the rest of the month, they can groom, trim or wax their way to victory. “There can be no cheating. Clean shave until Nov. 1, then let’s see how much we can grow.” joked Jason Milne, Captain of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue. “I’m going to grow the old handlebar type this year, the kind that curls up at the ends,” said Rick Morris, firefighter. Gerick’s Cycle and teachers from J.L. Crowe Secondary may also be seen around town sporting some extra above lip hair for the

Mo Bros campaign. “Gerick’s Cycle is looking forward to growing hair to raise money for a good cause,” said Kyle Shannon, Mo Bros team member. This year, the high school is broadening its team by having the student body grow some extra lip hair, along with the male teachers. “Moustaches will be everywhere,” said teacher and organizer Kyle Percy. “Hopefully we can educate, raise some money as well as keep a few upper lips warm as the weather turns south during the month of November.” But sporting a handlebar this month offers more than a good laugh.

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Incentives helped revive Prince George’s downtown FROM PAGE 1

However, Jolly didn’t rule out expanding the bylaw to other areas in the future should the initial incentive prove successful. The bylaw grew from the creation of the Trail Downtown Plan. Members of council


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to begin a $40 million complex in the downtown region. “Without (the tax incentive), I don’t think we’d do it,” developer Rod McLeod told the Prince George Citizen last spring. “It made the project viable.” The project is expected to created over 100 permanent jobs not including the manhours involved in the construction. Prince George Chamber of Commerce CEO Jennifer BrandleMcCall said the first bylaw and subsequent alterations, along with other incentive programs have been some of main catalysts that has brought life to its downtown. “The entrepreneurs

feel they are being supported by the city and the city is doing all they can to make it as easy as possible for them to locate downtown. That combination has really been positive.” Jolly said that success only fuelled he need to have similar incentives in Trail. “We were intrigued at what they did,” he said. “So we took some of the things they did and fit those changes to suit our plan.” Suggestions were presented by the MMM Group and council also amended a few components to help craft the final bylaw proposal. Making a 10-year tax exemption plan is a critical part of the

bylaw, explained Jolly. “That, I believe, is critical from a financial perspective. It’s certainly more attractive to financiers, when they’re financing a development, to see that there’s a cost that is deferred for up to 10 years.” Jolly said there are already signs of improvements happening in the downtown region and he’s hoping the bylaw will add to that momentum. “If you look around there has been some improvements already taking place.” The aim is to have the bylaw going to a vote at the second council meeting in November and soon as it is passed.

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Rossland author continues ‘Legends’ series BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Local author Darcee O’Hearn continues to follow her passion for nature and writing, with the launch of her second book, “Cedric The Cedar”. She introduced her latest book and new character Cedric, last Sunday in Rossland. O’Hearn, an avid naturist, uses her experience in the forest industry to draw youngsters into her world of animated trees and animals. “Cedric the Cedar uses science, nature and fire to get kids excited about nature,” explains O’Hearn. Vivid illustrations in her tale provide engaging visuals for children, particularly from grades one through six. After losing her job as a forest technician, O’Hearn taught forestry. A natural progression began after talking about her personal experiences in the deep woods, to writing about


From the right; Darcee O’Hearn with Grade 12 student, Patricia Michaelson. Michaelson will be illustrating O’Hearn’s third book, which will focus on the plight of the white bark pine. them in humorous and colourful stories for children. “Cedric the Cedar”, is a story about the forest and its animals banding

together with Cedric, a western red cedar and fire control officer, to fight a lightning induced forest fire. Information about

the western red cedar and photographs are included in the book as well as interactive science experiments and crafts, such as making cone earrings using cedar cones from a park. Early in her writing, O’Hearn decided to use a student artist to illustrate her book because, “they have the look I am going for,” she said. The colorful images are a beautiful and telling collaboration between the storyteller and artist. “When I saw the sketches from Ximena Asbrech, instantly I knew she was the perfect fit!” commented O’Hearn. Asbrech is currently a student studying biology in Vancouver. O’Hearn’s Legends of the Forest books may be purchased at Jelly Bean Junction and Café Books West in Rossland and Crockett Books and Artisan in Trail. Further information is available on O’Hearn’s website


Grand opening for downtown on Saturday THE ROSSLAND NEWS

The Rossland downtown reopening celebration will be this Saturday. The party is from noon to 4 p.m. There will be music, activities for kids and great sales from our downtown merchants. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2 p.m., at St. Paul and Columbia Avenue, in front of the Alpine Grind. Then from around 2:20-2:30

p.m., there will be a community procession down Columbia Avenue Please bring your wheels, weather permitting: bikes, strollers, rollerblades, or skateboards. At 2:30 p.m., once everyone will gather near Harry Lefevre Square, a community photo will be taken from above to capture this historic moment. The streetlights are now turning on at night and the banners will be hanging on the light stan-

dards. The base for the Spirit of Red’s Olaus Jeldness statue will be built in front of the Bank of Montreal building in the next two weeks, but the statue itself is scheduled to be installed later this winter. Bus stop shelters will be finished by end of next week. For more information about the party, please refer to the Rossland Chamber of Commerce website or call Renee at 362-5666.

Follow Movember mustaches online FROM PAGE 1

After humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a global movement that has inspired more than 1.1 million people to participate. In 2011, Canada was the hairiest country in the world and set a record for the most money A3

raised. Nationwide, more than $42 million was raised by 246,000 participants. The public can join the fun of viewing the teams and members by logging onto, which tracks donations and the ranks “Mo Bros” until Nov.30. Donations can be made at the site (mov- or directly to the Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue Hall on Rossland Avenue. The provincial government is also showing its support for Movember. “Prostate cancer affects one in seven men,” said Minister of Health, Margaret

MacDiarmid in a press release. “Even though British Columbia has some of the best cancer rates in Canada, we can always do more. “Through research and education, we can change the way we target health services to men to help improve their overall health.”

Contamination discovered during testing in 2001 FROM PAGE 1

“For further queries about the plan, please contact Teck Metals Ltd.” Teck declined to release the plan, which is under review by the federal agency, but they did offer an interview with Deane. Environment Canada declined a request for an interview. The remediation plan was originally due March 31, but that deadline was extended to Oct. 31 to allow for further testing. Deane said the contamination comes from ponds and trenches used at the smelter in the 1980s and earlier. “The smelting and refining operations have existed on this site since 1896, well over 100 years of operation at this site,” he said. The contamination was discovered in 2001, as part of an ecosystem risk assessment being conducted by the company. They have since discovered the tainted water runs under the Columbia River into an aquifer in east Trail. Testing has shown that contamination is not detectable in the river itself, Deane said. “There is some upwelling along the river bottom in some localized spots, and then into the east Trail aquifer,” Deane said. “The purpose of the remediation plan is to intercept the groundwater as it leaves the Trail operations site before it gets to the area under the Columbia River or to the east Trail aquifer, and also to prevent any upwelling of the affected ground water into the Columbia River.” Studies conducted to date suggest fish populations in the river are not affected, and the aquifer is not used for drinking water, he said. The remediation involves a series


of wells that will capture the water for the treatment plant. “The plan itself is going to take about five years to fully implement, but fairly quickly the installation of those wells will basically reverse the flow of groundwater immediately in the area and bring it into the wells and bring it up to the surface,” Deane said. “So fairly quickly the intention is they will prevent any upwelling of this groundwater into the Columbia River.” Over the past few decades, Teck has invested more than a billion dollars into environmental improvements at the Trail smelter, and in 1996 stopped dumping slag into the Columbia. Just last year, the company said it would invest another $210 million to increase capacity of an electronic waste recycling operation at its zinc smelter and hydroelectric plant in Trail.

Quiet Halloween for cops BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Trail’s Gate Night and Halloween did not have any unusual tricks this year, which was a treat for the local police. The Trail detachment reported no unusual activity, which often occurs when ghosts and goblins are out running around town. “I think weather had a big effect. Calls for service were average, with nothing out of the ordinary,” said Corporal Dave Johnson. “Being a school night, most kids are in at a reasonable time, and that can account for an average night as well,” he added.


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“The purpose of the remediation plan is to intercept the groundwater as it leaves the Trail operations site before it gets to the area under the Columbia River or to the East Trail aquifer, and also prevent any upwelling of the affected ground water into the Columbia River.”


The Trail RCMP focused on prevention with extra members on duty to carry on patrolling, while the trick-or-treaters roamed the city. Last weekend, the police increased their visibility by beefing up patrol and setting up more roadblocks on the highways. Unlike the Trail police, which only reported an “average” night with nothing significant under its vigilant watch, the Castlegar detachment reported that it responded to several incidents on Halloween night including vandalism to eight local businesses which were spray painted and fireworks set off illegally near the Grandview Heights area.

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Parties spar over tourism announcement THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA - British Columbia’s Opposition New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix denies his party is upstaging the Liberal government in connection to a tourism-related announcement. Dix promised Thursday that if an NDP government were elected next May it would re-establish Tourism BC, the industry-led, government-funded tourism marketing body the Liberal government dumped six months before the 2010 Winter Olympics. But the Liberals say their own news conference announcing the return of Tourism BC is set for Monday, something Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell highlighted in a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade in August. “We’ll see what the Liberal Party is announcing,” Dix said. “We’re certainly encouraging them to take some action. This is an issue that indicates our approach to these things, which is pragmatic and

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forward thinking.” Bell could not be immediately reached for comment, but a Liberal official confirmed the government, including Premier Christy Clark, has signalled a return to a Tourism BC model was being considered.


Border no barrier for love THE CANADIAN PRESS

OSOYOOS, B.C. - Mounties in Osoyoos, B.C., say the actions of two U.S. men suggest that if love is blind, apparently it’s not that smart, either. The pair, and their dog, have been sent back to the United States after sparking a wild police chase through the southern Okanagan town. It began at the Osoyoos border crossing, about 65 kilometres south of Penticton, when the two men were denied entry to Canada because of their past criminal records. RCMP Cpl. Jason Bayda says the men were undeterred by their official rejection and decided to jump the border but, once spotted, led officers on a Hollywood-style chase through Osoyoos, running across rooftops and leaping backyard fences. Love is a strong incentive and Bayda says one of the men simply wanted to hook up with a former flame whose U.S. visa had expired, and travel with her to Mexico. Instead, the men were escorted back to the border and no word on the fate of the romance.

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Gwaii Haanas Superintendant Ernie Gladstone stands in an empty cliff pool after last weekend\’s earthquake off the coast of British Columbia. The hot water tap has been turned off at some idyllic springs on remote island off the Haida Gwaii coast following the weekend’s powerful earthquake.

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ANNOUNCEMENT British Columbia Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada Vancouver, British Columbia – At the Directors Meeting, September 28, 2012, Georgina Ironmonger, AACI, P.App of Trail, BC was elected President of the British Columbia Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada for a one year term.The Association congratulates Gina Ironmonger, AACI, P.App, CRP of the Kootenay Chapter of the BC Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Gina is currently the Owner and Manager of Keystone Appraisals Ltd., a full service independent real estate appraisal firm located in Trail, BC and servicing the Kootenay/Boundary area. Gina also is the President of Vision Property Advisors, a collective group of Appraisers and Certified Reserved Planners with offices located throughout the province of BC that provide Depreciation Reports and Insurance Appraisals for strata corporations. As an active appraiser/consultant for the past twenty years, Gina has worked for both private and crown corporations taking her to various parts of the province. Gina has served the association as Treasurer/Secretary for the Northwest Chapter and has been a Kootenay Chapter Director since 2007. The BC Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada is the provincial association of professional real estate appraisers.With approximately 1,000 members, the provincial association is affiliated with the national Appraisal Institute of Canada and comprises eight chapters throughout BC. Members are awarded designations after completing extensive education, applied experience and guided case studies. Members are governed by the Canadian Uniformed Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. A strict code of Ethics ensures that all members maintain high standards in appraisal assignments. Professional designations conferred by AIC are: AACI, P.App, and CRA.

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B.C. island following Saturday’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake. Four naturallysourced pools on Hot Springs Island in Gwaii Haanas National Park that have provided spiritual and medicinal comforts to locals and tourists for generations. have completely run dry. A superintendent with the park and Haida Heritage Site, part of the Haida Gwaii islands, says he was disturbed by the lack of steam rising from the tiny island and barren pools when he journeyed to the site to confirm the rumours. Ernie Gladstone says Haida people consider the waters to have healing properties, but everyone from kayakers to commercial fishermen would stop to soak away their aches and pains. Members from the Canadian Geological Survey will try to determine why the 26 springs have stopped flowing, how the earthquake may have been involved, and whether the plug is permanent. Tour guide Barb Rowsell, with Anvil Cove Charters, says her clients considered the naturally beautiful springs to be among the best in the world and it’s a great loss to the region.

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Government quietly confirms gun registry data destroyed



Saturday. Provincial court Judge Kathleen Williams spent nearly an hour explaining her reasons for denying Benson bail but details of the hearing are covered under a publication ban. Some of Benson’s family members cried in court and one teenage girl said ‘I love you Dad’ as he was led away by officers. Benson is next set to appear in court Dec. 13.

OTTAWA - The federal government says millions of records of registered long guns have all been destroyed, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec. A spokeswoman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews confirmed the registry’s destruction “as of last night” after gun enthusiasts began spreading the word. No formal news release appears to have been issued by a Conservative government that has made repeal and destruction of the long-gun registry one of its bedrock promises. Nor has the government said exactly how much taxpayer money will be saved by repealing the registry, although a study by The Canadian Press suggests it is a small fraction of the millions spent annually on gun licensing. Last year there were almost eight million firearms logged in the registry. The latest data from the RCMP shows that, as of last July, there are still more than 564,000 restricted firearms and more than 191,000 prohibited weapons in the federal gun registry. “Our Conservative government is proud to say that as of last night, all contents of the long-gun registry




Zakaery Gudmundson (in yellow), a registered nurse in Regina, takes part in a labour rally in front of the Saskatchewan legislature Thursday. Unionized workers are voicing their concern about coming labour law changes as the province overhauls 15 separate pieces of workplace-related legislation into one labour law.


Judge denies bail in fatal school crash THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. PAUL, Alta. - A judge has denied bail to a man accused of crashing his minivan into an Alberta school, killing an 11-year-old girl. Defence lawyer Brian Beresh told reporters after the ruling Thursday that his client is disappointed and there will be an immediate appeal. “We think the judge

committed a number of errors,” he said. Richard Edward Benson, 46, faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana. His family has said he has a history of seizures and believes he was having an attack when he was behind the

wheel last Thursday. The van smashed through a window of Racette Junior High School in St. Paul and dove straight into a Grade 6 classroom. Three girls were pinned under the van and airlifted to hospital but one of them, Megan Wolitski, died the next day. A memorial has been set for Friday and a funeral is to take place


Cops offer cameras for guns THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg are offering an unusual trade: cameras for guns. The force has joined with a local camera business to offer a digital point-and-shoot camera and store gift card, together worth about $240, for every working gun turned in by citizens. For non-working or replica firearms, owners get a $75 gift card. As with previous gun amnesty programs, people who turn in guns will not be charged with possession and storage offences under The Firearms Act. However, police say all firearms will be investigated for links to criminal offences. Police are also reminding people not

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have been destroyed, except those related to Quebec,” Toews’ director of communications Julie Carmichael said in an email Thursday. “Make no mistake, the tax-and-spend NDP will not hesitate to bring back the long gun registry. Now that these data have been deleted, they can never be recovered - even by Thomas Mulcair,” wrote the government spokeswoman. While there was no formal news release from Public Safety, groups such as the

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters were out issuing public praise for the move after Toews apparently told representatives at a federal-provincial meeting Thursday in Regina. The Canadian Sports Shooting Association, meanwhile, issued a statement telling its members to “rest assured, we are the envy of international firearms advocates everywhere” because Canada is almost alone internationally in rolling back gun control laws.

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Winter mayhem in an era of falling crime


rime Minister Stephen Harper had better get busy building even more prisons if the latest crime report from the local RCMP is any indication. Sgt. Rob Hawton told city council that the key to a safe community is prevention. What is the major public safety issue in Trail these days? Snow tires. “The biggest thing we want to stress now, and have the public aware of, is the changing weather patterns. We’re going into winter and I can’t stress enough to drive appropriately with the conditions. “Make sure your car is properly equipped with winter tires is a big thing when the roads get worse.” I can’t fault Hawton’s analysis, as bad driving and the broken bodies that result is probably right up there with alcohol abuse as one of the greatest sources of misery that police deal with on a regular basis. Unlike in Hollywood movies, the fallout from skidding into oncoming traffic or a drunken punch in the face can stay with a body for a long time, if not forever.

Certainly the statistics presented to council indicate that crime is not a major concern in Trail. Break-ins during the first half of the year were down to two a month and incidents of more serious crime were so obscure the Times didn’t consider them worth mentioning. Nationally, Statistics Canada is reporting the lowest crime rates in 40 years. This trend is likely to continue as the baby bust deprives the streets of young males, the demographic from which criminals mostly come. But, by all means, let’ lock people up good and long so they come out really mean and beyond the statutory requirements of mandatory supervision, build more and nastier prisons to house them, and forego rehabilitative programs and a lot more to pay for all the extra cells. Why bother listening to the criminologists that have been trained at public expense and the frontline workers in the prisoner industry who suggest this strategy is a disaster? “We believe” and the 39.6 per cent of voters who supported us in the last elections is a good enough rational for Harper


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and his cohort to send us backwards. ••••• Former reporter Lana Rodlie has been busy since retiring from the Times. Along with her husband Dan, she is a driving force behind Trail’s Community in Bloom committee, president of the Rotary Club of Trail, and keeps her fingers in a few other pies. She has also been working on a historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest. It is inspired by the journals of various members of the 1811-12 expeditions to the mouth of the Columbia River financed by American fur and real estate magnate John Jacob Astor in a bid to expand his empire. While polishing the novel for publication, Lana

started writing a historical blog ( this fall based on her research for the book. Her most recent post is an “interview” with clerk Gabrielle Franchere, who stayed on at Astoria for several years after Astor pulled out and the British took over. Other posts have delved into the debate over who was the first European to visit the Columbia River and the history of the fur trade. The posts are definitely worth a look for those interested in regional history. ••••• Having retired almost two years ago from work as a general assignment reporter on a daily newspaper, I am no longer required to try and keep up with everything in case the topic comes up in the course of my work. This is a good thing when it comes to the digital world, as I find my mind wandering when I try to read breathless reports of latest digital gadget, application, or communications strategy. When, like the computers onboard the Starship Enterprise, “smart” phones and tablet computers will respond to my voice command to make dinner, I will be lining up for one. Until then, my old laptop is

comprehensible and suits me just fine. While driving back from Kelowna recently, I was reminded of an article I had read in the National Post over breakfast. The story was about the marketing power of “freemium apps,” in which software creators and purveyors of web-based services give away basic versions of their products with the aim of eventually enticing consumers to trade up to the premium versions. The Rock Creek general store, as old-fashioned as they come, is a master at this cutting-edge concept. When you pull up to the gas station you are always assured of a crucial service for travelers: big, bright, well-maintained washrooms that you don’t have to beg a key or stand in line for. After a dose of free comfort, I am always keen to head into the store and trade up to a cup of hot chocolate or a bag of jujus. Perhaps the hillbilly entrepreneurs of Rock Creek should create a website and market their business acumen to a few national chains I can think of. Ray Masleck is a retired Trail Times reporter

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Changing the guard in China


y the end of Nov. 6, we ness executive in Shanghai who will know who will be the said: “Wen is disgusted with his president of the United family’s activities, but is either States for the next four unable or unwilling to curtail years. We already know who will them.” A New York Times investibe the leader of China for the next gation published this month estiten years, although Xi Jinping will mated the Wen family’s wealth at $2.7 billion. not be officially Both of these installed in power men’s wealth probuntil a few days lems were dwarfed later. But some by those of the nowwould argue that disgraced Bo Xilai, that is the more until recently the important event. Communist Party The United chief in the city of States, after all, GWYNNE Chongqing. The is a rich counfamily’s wealth was try with a stable only in the low hunand democratic dreds of millions, political system. World Affairs but when Bo’s wife American politics has suffered a severe case Gu Kailai fell out with a British of gridlock in recent years, but businessman who helped them to nobody believes that it should be transfer money abroad, she had solved by radical changes in the him killed. Even among the Chinese elite, US constitution. Any changes that result from the outcome of next this is seen as excessive, and Gu is Tuesday’s election will be mar- on trial for murder. Bo has been ginal, because that’s the way that stripped of his offices and expelled from the Party. But everybody most Americans want it. China, by contrast, has had knows that the families of senior thirty years of high-speed eco- officials mysteriously often end nomic growth that has created up very rich. Not all of the 2,987 members huge inequality.There are a million Chinese millionaires, most of of the National People’s Congress, them closely linked to the ruling China’s rubber-stamp legislature, party, while most people get by on are rich – but the richest seventy around $250 a month. Yet there of them, according to the Hurun has been no perceptible change Report, a magazine best known in the Chinese political system in for its “China Rich List”, have a all these years, and the new guy’s combined net worth of $85 billion. family is stinking rich. Virtually nobody believes in Bloomberg revealed last June that Xi Jinping’s elder sister, his the old Communist ideology any brother-in-law, and their daugh- more: “socialism with Chinese ter had property and investments characteristics” is only another worth at least $300 million. There way of saying “capitalism plus is no evidence that Xi himself, authoritarianism.” The Party’s who gets a ministerial salary of power survives because it has about $1,000 a month, is directly been able to deliver steadily rising involved in these enterprises, but living standards for most people, his family’s rise to great wealth and because it has been fairly sucis typical of what has been hap- cessful in persuading them that pening in the senior cadres of the the only alternative to its rule is chaos. Chinese Communist Party. This is not a stable situation. Indeed, the outgoing prime minister, Wen Jiabao, has an even No capitalist economy can avoid bigger family problem. Wikipedia an occasional recession, but that published a US diplomatic cable kind of cyclical decline in jobs dated 2007 that quoted a busi- and incomes is dangerous for a


system whose credibility depends on providing continuous growth. The Chinese regime has been very good at postponing the inevitable – it escaped the 2008 recession by massive public spending – but at some point in the relatively near future, there will be a major recession in China. The resemblance between the current Chinese economic bubble and the great Japanese bubble of the 1980s is close enough to suggest that the hangover may be just as great in China when the bubble finally bursts. Two decades later Japan is still unable to get its economy growing again, but its political system has survived because it is democratic, and because the level of corruption is relatively low. The Chinese regime’s lack of democratic legitimacy and its manifest corruption make it very vulnerable in such a situation. The economic misery would be compounded by massive civil unrest, and it might even bring the end of Communist rule. Most of the senior people in the Party will be well aware of this, but they seem incapable of doing anything about it. Part of the problem is that they remember all too clearly what happened to the old Soviet Communist Party when it started trying to reform itself under Mikhail Gorbachev. It disintegrated instead. An even bigger obstacle to change is the degree to which the economic interests of the elite are linked to the present, deeply corrupt system. If apparently honest men like Wen Jiabao and Xi Jinping are unable to control the reckless greed of their own relatives, what hope is there that the Party can change its behaviour in time to avert disaster? The coronation of Xi Jinping probably won’t make any difference at all. You might as well watch the American election. At least there is some uncertainty about the outcome. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

Flu shots for health workers helps everyone

An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator Should flu vaccines be compulsory for health-care workers? Yes, says the Canadian Medical Association Journal in an editorial published this week. No, say many workers and their advocates, including the British Columbia Nurses Union in response to a recent B.C. decision compelling workers to get the shots. It’s a violation of individual rights, so the argument goes. The effectiveness of flu vaccines is questionable because there are so many different strains of flu. In

some cases serious complications can arise. It is never a small matter to override the rights of an individual to make choices about their own body, wise or foolish. But this is a classic case in which the rights of individual self determination bump into the rights of sick and vulnerable people to mitigate risk and optimize the chance of recovery. And that right must trump the right of health workers. Research shows that the efficacy rate of vaccines is 86 per cent when flu strain and vaccine are matched. There is less flu

and flu-related death in patients where staff has been vaccinated. And there is less lost work time in a health-care system already under strain. The risk of serious side effects is minuscule - 1 in 100,000. The problem here isn’t just nurses, it’s doctors. The editorial states that 55-65 per cent of physicians don’t get a flu shot. In 2002 an Ontario labour board ruled that mandatory flu shots for Hamilton health workers violated their rights. It’s time to test that judgment and let common sense rule for the sake of patients.


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OBITUARIES CARON, MARIE — It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Marie Odile Caron (nee Boucher) at Poplar Ridge Pavilion on October 27, 2012. Marie Odile is predeceased by her husband Jean Baptiste in 1983. She will be greatly missed by her children, Joe (Lorie), Audrey (René), Anna and John (Susan). She was a proud and devoted grandmother to Dominique, Tessa, Josh, Karli, Cassidy, Steffi, Ciara, Tanya, and Lyndzie, her great-grandchildren Teagan and Kingston. She was raised in a loving family of eight children and leaves behind her two sisters Lea and Estelle and two brothers, Lucien and Real. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Our sincere appreciation to the staff at Poplar Ridge Pavilion for their devotion and dedicated care to our loving mother. Prayers for Marie Odile will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rossland on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 am followed by an interment at Mountain View Cemetery with Father J. Joseph Kizhakethottathil M.S.T, Celebrant. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Marie’s name to Poplar Ridge Pavilion, 1200 Hospital Bench Trail, BC V1R 4M1 would be appreciated. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

Songwriter Dees dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison, including co-writing the classic rock hit, “Oh, Pretty Woman.” Dees, who died in Arkansas last week at age 73, had said writing that song with Orbison in 1964 changed his life. In a 2008 interview with National Public Radio, Dees recalled that the night they penned the hit song, Orbison told him he wouldn’t need to go to work that Monday if he didn’t want to. “He said, ‘Buy yourself an electric piano, and I’ll take you on the road with me.’ And he said, ‘I’ll pay you what the band’s getting,”’ Dees said during the NPR interview, which is posted on his Dees’ website. Dees continued to write songs and perform, and released his first solo album in 2002, “Saturday Night at the Movies,” which includes songs he wrote with Orbison. As a child, Dees lived with his family in Borger, Texas, where his father worked as a sand and gravel supplier, where Dees went on to work.

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A cleanup crew walks past piles of debris and a beached motorboat in the middle of a road in the oceanside community of Port Channel, New York, Thursday. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.

Vietnam bureau chief passes on THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HONOLULU - Edwin Q. White, who served as Saigon bureau chief for The Associated Press as the U.S. committed massive numbers of combat troops to Vietnam, died before dawn Thursday in Honolulu at age 90, his daughter said. White’s daughter, Rachel White Watanabe, said her father died in his sleep at his home in Honolulu, where he moved after retiring in 1987. Her father was in deteriorating health and had congestive heart failure, she said. “Ed White led an extraordinary AP bureau that covered the American involvement in Vietnam from its start through the fall of Saigon in 1975,” said John Daniszewski, AP’s senior managing editor for international news. “He embodied accuracy, dispassion and objectivity in his reporting, and his contribution to the telling of that history will never be forgotten by his colleagues.” White, known among colleagues as “Quigley,” his middle name, was on emergency duty in Saigon when South Vietnam fell to Hanoi’s communist forces on April 30, 1975. He left on one of the last evacuation helicopters from the roof of the U.S. embassy. The usually imperturbable journalist -who had planned to eventually retire with his family in Vietnam - later said the biggest regret of his career was “joining the big bug out from Saigon in ‘75, something ... I think about almost every day.” “Going off of the roof of the embassy wasn’t the greatest happening of my life,” he said. White is one of five former AP Saigon staffers to die this year, including his close friend and former Hawaii neighbour Roy

Essoyan, along with George Esper, Horst Faas and Malcolm Browne. Born in Tipton, Missouri, on Aug. 29, 1922, White was a reporter’s reporter skeptical, careful, a stickler for accuracy, with an acerbic wit and a no-frills writing style that stressed facts over drama. In a 1997 oral history interview for AP, White said his love of journalism began in boyhood, when he “got kind of interested” in how Tipton’s weekly paper was printed. He graduated from the University of Missouri’s prestigious journalism school and saw Army service in WWII. In the Philippines when the war ended in 1945, his unit was sent to Korea to help handle the repatriation of the defeated Japanese troops. Volunteering for postwar duty in Japan, White joined Pacific Stars and Stripes, a new Asian edition of the military newspaper. “I figured I’d never see Asia again, so I did that,” he said. Back in civilian life, White spent five years at newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. But he talked of returning abroad, and a boss told him to consider the AP. In 1949, White joined the news service in Kansas City, moved after five years to New York and in 1960 to Tokyo, as news editor in the flagship bureau of AP’s Asian operations. The growing conflict in Vietnam led international news agencies to expand their staffs, and White soon found himself commuting between Japan and Vietnam, spending weeks at a time in the war zone. As the U.S. shifted from an advisory to a full combat role in 1965, White was named chief of AP’s Saigon bureau. In 1979, White left Tokyo for Hawaii. A year later, however, he was dispatched to Seoul, where AP’s all-Korean staff had


In this 1972 file photo shows once-andfuture bureau chiefs at The Associated Press Saigon bureau, from left, Malcolm Browne, George McArthur, Edwin Q. White, and Richard Pyle. White, a Saigon bureau chief for The Associated Press during the U.S. buildup in the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Honolulu at age 90. come under severe government pressure. He retired in 1987 and returned to Hawaii with his wife, a native of Vietnam, and daughter. In four decades with AP, White saw his craft evolve from typewriters to computers - but felt strongly that the digital revolution should not be the doom of traditional journalism. “If you learn the facts, report them accurately and get people to put it in the newspapers, or television or radio, that’s the mission,” he said in the oral history interview. “The means of doing it may have changed, but not the basic principle.” White is survived by his wife, Kim, daughter Rachel White Watanabe, and Rachel’s husband, Michael Watanabe.

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Egyptians question how much faith should be in politics THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MECCA, Saudi Arabia - Now that she has finished the hajj and is returning home to Egypt, Magda Bagnied says her family will no doubt try to convince her to put on the headscarf to demonstrate her religiosity after a pilgrimage meant to cleanse her of sin and bring her closer to God. She fully expects that from her parents. But she doesn’t want that kind of pressure from her government or leaders. “Leave religion to the people,” said Bagnied, a media professor at Ahram Canadian University, in Cairo’s suburbs. The annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites offers Muslims a chance to reaffirm their faith and root themselves more firmly in their beliefs. It comes at a time when several Arab nations are facing a similar issue on a political level after uprisings that toppled longtime leaders and brought Islamists to greater power: The question of how much a government should be rooted in Islam. Egypt in particular is struggling with that question. Elections since the fall last year of Hosni Mubarak elevated Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, to president. The Brotherhood was vaulted to become the country’s strongest political force, along with even more conservative Islamists known as Salafis, who follow a strict Saudi-style interpretation of Islam. As pilgrims were making their way around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in Mecca that observant Muslims pray toward five times a day, and performing an elaborate set of rituals in Saudi Arabia over the past week, Egypt was in a bitter struggle over the writing of the new constitution. Salafis are pressing for the document to explicitly root Egypt’s laws in Shariah. That has raised liberals’ fears that it will bring stricter implementation of Islamic law and empower Muslim clerics in a political role, limiting women’s rights and freedoms of worship and expression. The Egyptians who performed the pilgrimage this year may be united in the importance they give to their faith in their lives. But it doesn’t mean they all agree on the mix of religion and politics. Wearing the seamless terrycloth garments worn by male pilgrims to symbolize equality and unity during hajj, Sayid Zeid said Egypt’s constitution should represent all Egyptians - and, he added, it must be based on the Qur’an. How can it be both, given the large Christian minority and the sector of liberal Muslims? “Shariah will be applied by God ... It should be applied as it came down from God,” said Zeid. For some, it seemed only natural that Islamic law would benefit a Muslim-majority nation, putting aside questions of who would interpret it or implement it. Ihab Abdel-Aal, 47, is among those who voted for the former Mubarak regime-era official who ran against Morsi in the past summer’s presidential race. Morsi won by just over half the vote. Abdel-Aal has performed the hajj more than 25 times, since he’s a tour operator bringing other Egyptians on the pilgrimage. He fears Egypt is turning to a theocracy. “Democracy and freedom are new to Egypt,” he said. “There should be no religion in politics and no politics in religion.” Abdel-Aal, like many who work in Egypt’s vital tourism industry that was hard-hit due to political turmoil over the past year, said he believes Shariah cannot be applied in all aspects of life. “This will tank the economy and other sectors and just won’t work.” Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, who runs a Cairo tourism company, says he has performed hajj more than 30 times. He said the number of Egyptians wanting to perform hajj and umrah, the smaller pilgrimage to Mecca, increased this year. “In any crisis, the first thing a person does is pray to God,” he said. “We are in a crisis.”

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Boundary hospital heliport plans progressing BY CASSANDRA CHIN Grand Forks Gazette

The City of Grand Forks city council has agreed to send a letter to Transport Canada in support of the construction of a heliport at the Boundary Hospital property. Council received a request to support the proposal from Interior Health Authority (IHA) on Oct. 22. Airport manager Wayne Kopan explained in a letter addressed to the mayor and council that the heliport is compatible with the existing site behind the Boundary Hospital and is open to any potential expansion. “The constructed heliport will not impact any future municipal development in the immediate vicinity of the Boundary Hospital,” he said.

Ingrid Hampf, acute area Director Kootenay Boundary at IHA, told the Gazette that the heliport would be a great benefit for critical patients when it’s completed. “We are currently talking to consultants about the site, and they have started with the surveys and geotechnical assessment,” she said. “We will have the final design phase completed by mid-to-late December, and expect the tendering to go out between January and February.” Hampf stated that depending on ground conditions and the weather, groundwork should begin in the spring. “We expect that it should be completed by early summer once we have Transport Canada certification,” she said.

Jeff Olsen, unit chief for Grand Forks Ambulance Services, is looking forward to the helipad. “We’re currently using the grass instead right now, which isn’t the best option. There is the new helipad at Kelowna General Hospital that we can get to an hour, so we’re looking forward to it.” Mayor Brian Taylor noted that the heliport project has been discussed for many years. “The city gave its approval to Transport Canada, so it’s a big improvement in moving patients to where they can get the best care,” he said. “Interior Health may ask the city to co-operate with them in helping to clear the snow, and the city wants to co-operate as much as possible to make this happen.”

Taylor explained that helicopters have limited ability to operate in the dark and inclement weather, so there are some restrictions on helicopter transport. “They’ve already been landing there so there shouldn’t been too


Home-school students on the rise BY SAM VAN SCHIE


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Officers search for cougar BY CAROLYN GRANT Kimberley Bulletin

A Conservation Officer with hounds is going after a cougar that has now been seen three times in Marysville in the last week. The big cat has been seen twice on 310th Avenue and once on Main Street. It has also been seen taking a household pet. Conservation Officer Joe Carravetta says it’s important that people call in sightings like that because in order to send a CO with cougar hounds out to get a cougar, they need a history on the cat. “If we get a call that’s fresh, we’ll send out the officer with cougar hounds,” Carravetta said. He says they don’t trap cougars. If they are hunting in town, they will be put down. “They are difficult to trap. They are there to hunt to kill. Generally in town they are going after house pets, and deer as well. There are lots of deer in Kimberley.”

The Nelson Star

The number of public school students learning from home is on the rise in Kootenay Lake School District. As of September 30, when the school district submitted enrolment numbers to the province, there were 400 fulltime equivalent students signed up for Homelinks or distance education programs. That’s about

219 more students than were taking those programs last year. Meanwhile, districtwide enrolment for traditional classrooms learning decreased by 166 students. But because of new interest in the homebased programs, the school district actually recorded a 53-student increase in enrolment overall. As a result, there are five more teaching

positions in the district this year compared to last.

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Castlegar’s Aaron Hadley of the Vernon Vipers will be absent from the Vipers’ game against Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday for good reason. Hadley cracked the Team Canada West lineup for the second year in a row, along with 14 other players from the BCHL for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, Nov. 5-11 in Yarmouth, N.S.. Players from the B.C. junior league make up the majority of the West team with 15 of 22 skaters on the roster, and will face off against teams from the Czech Republic,and Russia in Pool A, while Pool B includes Canada East, the United States, and Switzerland. Players named to the Canada West roster were selected from the CJHL’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL). “As with any Team Canada roster, there were a number of difficult choices to get us to 22 players,” said Canada West head coach Dean Brockman. “We’re excited about the roster we’ve put together, and we’re confident this team will represent western Canada with pride in Yarmouth.” All prelims, quarter-finals, semifinals and the bronze medal game can be seen live via webcast through FASTHockey at hockeycanada.fasthockey. com. Trail hosted the Junior A Challenge in 2007.

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Fruitvale’s Macy Verigin is training hard as she gets set to compete in the B.C. Karate Championships in Burnaby later this month. The 10-year-old karate kid qualified at the zone tournament in Kelowna in October.

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“She has a natural talent, this young Jedi. She brings a light to the A young karate initiate is on her class, an energy, and when you have way to the provincial championship people like that, that are like-minded, after winning bronze at the regionals all together doing the same thing, we feed off each other.” in Kelowna last month. “She has a The provincial chamIn just her second tournament, an enthusiastic natural talent, pionship is a challenging step up from the Zone 1 Macy Verigin was the only this young and 2 regional tournament. Beaver Valley Chito-Ryu Jedi.” Macy likely will compete in Karate student to qualify many rounds, as a result of for the provincials and the SCOTT HUTCHESON the number of competitors. first from the KootenayThe precocious 10-yearBoundary region in many old will perform her Kata, a years. “I was very happy, and I was really choreographed series of punches and kicks, against about 30 other young excited when I got third,” said Macy. The Fruitvale Elementary School competitors who are judged on their student is in just her second year with ability to complete the movements the club, but has come a long way in with perfect form, balance, and techsuch a short time, says Sensei Scott nique using a base score of 6.0. Hutcheson. See KATAS, Page 12 Times Sports Editor

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The Trail Smoke Eaters enter a two-pack of home games Friday and Saturday full of confidence after collecting four of a possible four points last weekend. The Smokies scored all four of their goals Friday on special teams in a 4-2 victory over Victoria, then rode the strength of three firstperiod goals in a 5-2 win Saturday in Salmon Arm. Head coach Bill Birks has said repeatedly over the course of this season that there will be no “easy games,” and that his side would need to outwork opposing teams night in, night out. This weekend’s matchups are no exception. Tonight, Trail hosts the 10-4-1-1 Chilliwack Chiefs Friday at 7:30 at the Cominco Arena for the only time this season. The Chiefs are fresh off a 5-1 thrashing in Vernon last Saturday, and have drifted in and out of the CJHL National Top 20 rankings all season long. Despite being 6 games over the .500 mark, though, Chilliwack has a goal differential of only +8, meaning the Smokies could be in for another tight, low-scoring battle. Trail returns to home ice Saturday against the struggling Vipers. (7:30, Cominco Arena). Vernon enters the weekend in fifth place in the Interior Division and will be without the services of Castlegar forward Aaron Hadley, who made the final Team

Canada West roster for the upcoming World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Nova Scotia. Linemate Adam Tambellini, though, was a surprising cut from Canada West camp and should dress Saturday. The Vipers will be looking to avenge a shutout loss they incurred during their last visit to Trail; the 3-0 setback was the first time Vernon had failed to score against the Smokies since a matchup at Wesbuild Centre in January of 2008. To win this weekend, Trail will need continued production from its top line. Twenty-year-old Brent Baltus scored 2 more goals Saturday to up his team-leading total to 12. The second-year Smokie sits tied for second in the league in goal-scoring with Chiefs forward Josh Hansen, the pair are tied for 11th in the league in points with 19 as well. Baltus and fellow forward Luke Sandler have scored in four of Trail’s last five games. On the back end, Smokies fans will get their first look at newcomer Valik Chichkin on Cominco ice. The 6’3” rearguard, acquired from Langley late last week, made his Trail debut in Saturday’s win in the Shuswap and was paired with overager Djordje Leposavic for most of the game. The Burnaby native adds more veteran presence to a Trail blueline that sorely needed experience at the start of the season. See TRAIL, Page 13

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on’t let the shot stats fool you, Trail was full value for the win over Victoria last weekend at Cominco Arena. But, don’t let Trail’s standings position right now fool you, either. The Smoke Eaters look much better than they did at this point last season, but still need a hard push to even be considered a playoff contender. Only two teams in the league, and that doesn’t include Vernon, against whom they have a backto-back games over the next week, have lower winning percentages than Trail. No team sports a worse goal differential.

The Smokies are the only interior division team coming off a win, and were the only one to defeat Victoria on the Grizzlies’ three game swing through the division, so the portents are positive. Trail still needs to get more pressure into the opposition end, particularly when they have the lead - the shots last Friday do indicate that problem - but their scoring is becoming more balanced and their goalkeeping has been solid of late. A decent crowd last Friday seemed to help the club remain focused for most of 60 minutes, so let’s try and keep that up. As they are unbeaten in games (just one, so far, for various reasons) which I have attended, I hope to make the weekenders. You should try, too. The way the NHL bargaining has been going, this will be the best hockey option all year, so be glad we have these opportunities, and support their continuation. • I am a bit loath to admit it, but the San Francisco Giants were very deserving winners in the latest World Series, and they did it in a very Trail-like fashion. Trail baseball teams, begin-

ning in Little League, very often won - because they out-focused and out-disciplined opponents with superior athletic talent just by executing better. Trail made routine plays, well, routinely, and added enough outstanding plays to succeed. Trail teams almost always made more good plays and fewer mistakes than their opponents, and therefore won a lot. The Giants followed exactly that formula in sweeping Detroit. San Francisco played excellent defense and Detroit was mediocre to poor in that department. The Giants focused on getting the ball into play when batting, while Detroit looked undisciplined, often even foolish, at the plate. San Francisco forced the issues on offence, Detroit did not. It ended with the Tigers’ superstar seeing a flat, belt high, 84 mph fastball in the middle of the plate - a pitch most Legion hitters and a lot of slo-pitch players would have at least fouled off - and taking for a called third strike to end the agony. It was, all in all, a fitting end. So, well done Giants. See you next year.

The basic goal of kata is to preserve and transmit proven techniques. By practicing in a repetitive manner the learner develops the ability to execute those techniques and movements in a natural, reflex-like manner. The relatively young Beaver Valley club is in the growing process, but through Macy and his other students, Sensei Hutcheson has come to appreciate the value of competition in his students’ development. “What competition has really showed me, that through that competition, because it is

so absolute, there’s a mistake or there isn’t, there’s a point scored or there’s not, you are truly seeking a perfection that you may not have sought or seem to seek. “That’s actually something she’s (Macy) changed my opinion on and that’s pretty hard to do.” The Beaver Valley Rec Dojo is always looking for practitioners of any age to join, and Sensei Hutcheson encourages those interested whether for recreational or competitive inclinations, to come out and try a class. “For us to com-

pete we have to go to the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland, what I’m trying to do is to develop the competitive karate around here, so we can get more people involved so we can actually start holding events and tournaments out here, so we don’t have to travel as far.” Local karate students like Macy, and nineyear-olds Tyson Nelson and Megan Campsall, who just missed a spot on the provincial team by one place, have proven that they can com-

pete. Macy is looking forward to facing off against B.C.’s best, however, she keeps her expectations in check. “I am not really sure how I’ll do, I know I’ll have to practice a lot though, but I have lots of time,” says Macy. The B.C. Championship goes at BCIT in Burnaby on Nov. 17-18. For more information on joining ChitoRyu karate contact Beaver Valley Recreation at 367-9319.

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That experience has also helped the confidence of goaltender Lyndon Stanwood, who stopped 72 of 76 pucks on the weekend (including 30 thirdperiod saves in the two wins), and earned himself an honourable mention alongside Baltus for BCHL Player of the Week. Stanwood has been downright stingy on home ice this season, and has been the goaltender of record in each of Trail’s seven wins. The Smokies (7-11-0-1, 4th Interior) have played more games than any other BCHL team and sit just two

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Rossland Royals are once again the West Kootenay Senior Girls field hockey champions as they defeated L.V. Rogers to advance to the provincial championship in Burnaby. Accepting the trophy is Rossland’s Jill Armour, Kaela Zimmer, and Jaala Derochie.

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GP W L T OL Pt Penticton 17 13 4 0 2 28 Merritt 16 10 4 1 1 22 Kelowna 16 8 3 0 5 21 Trail 19 7 11 0 1 15 Vernon 16 4 7 0 5 13 SalmArm 16 5 10 0 1 11 Island Division GP W L T OL Pt Victoria 18 12 5 0 1 25 Nanaimo 15 8 6 0 1 17 Alberni 18 7 8 0 3 17 Powell R. 19 7 10 0 2 16 Cowichan 15 4 10 0 9 Mainland Division GP W L T OL Pt P. G. 17 11 4 1 1 24 Chilliwck 16 10 4 1 1 22 Coqutlam 15 9 5 1 0 19 Surrey 15 8 6 0 1 17 Langley 16 7 7 0 2 16 Friday’s games Chilliwack at Trail, 7:30 p.m. Nanaimo at Vernon, 7 p.m. Salmon Arm at West Kelowna, 7 p.m. Cowichan at Vic, 7:15 p.m. P. G. at Langley, 7:15 p.m. Surrey at Merritt, 7:30 p.m. Coquit at Powell R. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Chilliwack at Pentitn, 5 p.m. Nanaimo at Sal Arm, 7 p.m. P. G. at Surrey, 7 p.m. Coquitlam at Alberni, 7 p.m. Powell R at Cowichan 7 p.m. Vernon at Trail, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 Powell R at Alberni 2 p.m. Nan at Kelowna, 2:30 p.m. Coquit at Cowichan 4 p.m.

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Technological career opportunities booming in B.C. Special to the Times

“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 (ASTBC), 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 recession-proof 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.’” That is also evident here in the West Kootenay. “People tend to think of science and technology jobs as being urban,” explained Kelvin Saldern KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) executive director, based out of Rossland “I think there is a perception that if people want to pursue that kind of career that you have leave the Kootenays. That might be one of the barriers why young people may not choose to pursue a career like that, but they would wrong. There are lots of tech-centric occupations in the Kootenays.” KAST has sponsored the Community Science Celebration in Castlegar/ Nelson that has been going on for five years “Part of our mission is to

inspire a passion for science and technology for kids,” said Saldern. “We put on all kinds of programs that engage young people and make it fun,” he said. They also run different camps and programs through the entire year “If the young girls and boys that are in middle school choose to take those science courses in high school, they’ll become the researchers and educators and scientists and technologists and technicians we need as our economy continues to transition from being a primary resource

of Chief Executives expressed concern that only 37 per cent of 16- to 18-year-olds were interested in taking even one post-secondary course in sciences, according to a recent Angus Reid survey. Leech says the opportunities for those seeking work in the technology field are considerable given a wave of retirements of presentgeneration B.C. technology professionals that is already Submitted photos Two recent ASTTBC technology award recipients.  underway. “Half of our memberHeather Andreychuk (left) is supervisor of transportation ship is now middle-aged at and engineering for the City of Prince George, overseeing 45-plus, and 22 per cent are major construction projects. Paul O’Neil (above) works in over age 55!” he says. the FortisBC Electricity Calibration Lab in Penticton “Every region of B.C. economy to a knowledge toward so-called “STEM” shows growing demand,” subjects – science, technol- Leech concludes. “New twoeconomy.” Leech calls on govern- ogy, engineering and math. year technology diploma ment for renewed efforts to Citing the recent $6 million programs are still needed in build student skills and con- B.C. campaign to encour- the north and central B.C. fidence in math and science age careers in trades, Leech However, young people are urges a similar effort to build investing to travel so they programming. “We especially need to awareness of engineering can earn the necessary tech interest young students technology education and qualifications.” in science and how things careers. It would appear their BC Technology Industries investment is a smart move, work,” Leech says. “Young students use technology Association employers like as it will result in a broad every day – smart phones, Telus and BC Hydro and many range of career opportunities. iPads and computers. They smaller technology-rich com- Industries in all regions of play video games, even build panies say the single most B.C. support programs for important position they now local trainees to fill enginrobots.” Leech lauds the recent struggle to fill is Specialty eering and applied science “Year of Science” program Technician/Technologist. technologist, technician and that encouraged students Even the Canadian Council technical specialist positions.


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able to put them up in your home because your son cannot have any distractions. You also won’t be taking weekend trips for the same reason. Tell them how awful it is that you can’t provide the type of company they were hoping for and that your son won’t be able to enjoy their visit. Give them the name of a local bedand-breakfast and suggestions for day trips and places of interest. Do it nicely but firmly, and don’t back down. They will be upset, but they’ll get the message. Dear Annie: Three years ago, I moved back to my hometown. My older brother, “Jerome,” lives here. He is an out-

know how to achieve it. Have you invited him to your home for a birthday or Christmas party? That street runs both ways. You also could tell him directly that you’d love to stay for cake and ice cream at the next birthday party and see how he reacts. It can’t hurt. Dear Annie: In response to “Another Lonely Wife” (and many other unhappy wives), I share your pain from a husband’s point of view. After countless romantic dinners, fun weekend getaways and vacations, tickets to her favorite events, a 25th wedding anniversary cruise and doing my fair share of household chores, the “return” on my efforts is nearly zero. It’s not that I expect it for every gesture I make, but being constantly rejected sexually has taken its toll on my happiness. I would never reject any advances from my wife -- not that she has made many in 10 years. She says she

loves me, but she should add, “But I don’t want to have sex with you ever again.” It’s like I have a roommate, not a soul mate. It reminds me of the story of the couple who put a dollar in a jar every time they made

love. After 10 years, they paid for a trip to Hawaii. In my case, I wouldn’t be able to pay for the gas to get to the airport. -- Sad Husband Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors

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spoken and grumpy old man. His wife and I are friends and talk on the phone often. Here’s the rub: I haven’t been invited for a holiday or birthday celebration since I moved here. We exchange gifts, but they have cake or dinner after I leave. Yet my sister-in-law’s family is always invited. I would often take baked treats over, but I stopped. Should I stop exchanging gifts, too? My sister-in-law knows this is hurtful, but she says only that Jerome doesn’t like a lot of people around. Is he that uncaring? I rarely talk to him now, and I haven’t been to his house in months. He has dropped over here a few times to bring produce or canned pickles. I wish I could just get over it. -- Baffled Dear Baffled: We think the fact that Jerome drops by with produce and canned pickles indicates that he’d like a closer relationship, but doesn’t

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Dear Annie: I live in Europe. I visit my parents twice a year with my kids, and my parents visit us annually. I recently asked that no relatives visit during my son’s spring break so he can concentrate on his SATs and AP exams. My parents, however, insist they would not be a bother and against my wishes are planning to come during spring break and live at our house for two weeks. They always expect us to entertain them and take them out of town on the weekends. What can I say to make them change their minds? -50 Years Old but Still Feeling 5 Dear Old Enough: Unless there is a good reason why your folks picked this time to visit, we strongly urge you to put your backbone in place. Tell your parents as sweetly as you can manage that if they insist on coming at precisely the time you asked them not to, you are so sorry, but you won’t be


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Your horoscope By Francis Drake

For Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A casual relationship could heat up into something committed. (Yeah, we’re talking the “M” word.) All relationships will be passionate today! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re determined to introduce reforms or improvements where you work today. Actually, you’re just as determined to improve your health. Bravo! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a sexy, romantic day. However, you are so obsessed about somebody else or about having fun or getting your own way that you might lose sight of what is really best for you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try not to be too pushy in family discussions today. Everyone thinks he or she knows best! What you can do is make marvelous improve-

ments to bathrooms, plumbing areas or something to do with recycling and garbage. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’re extremely persuasive today. In fact, you might be so obsessed with an idea that you just won’t lighten up. Remember: The best way to get others to listen is to whisper. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might be obsessed about buying something today. “I have to have it!” Don’t be too pushy at work. If you do shop, keep your receipts. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’re filled with desire regarding personal and intimate relationships, but it also might apply to anything you want to do today. Be careful you don’t lose your perspective. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Secret love affairs will take place today for many. Don’t

lose sight of who you are. Be careful about being attracted to something that is not good for you. (Why do this? Instead, want the best for yourself!) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Relations with others, especially in group situations, will be intense today. No doubt you will attract powerful people to you. (“Hi, Darth.”) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Romance with someone

older, richer or in a position of authority might suddenly enslave you today. This is all you can think about! Well, this too, shall pass. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new relationship with someone from a different background could begin for you today. However, because your appreciation of beauty is heightened, you’ll be delighted to see art galleries, museums and pristine parks.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Disputes about shared property might arise today. People will not back down. (Privately, your sexual passion is intense.) Woo, woo! YOU BORN TODAY You are intensely focused on whatever is important to you. You never waffle or waver. You are gutsy and competitive, but you always act cool. You understand that victory is all about timing. (Because, you









do intend to win.) You have excellent powers of concentration. In the year ahead, a fresh nine-year cycle begins for you. Open any door! Birthdate of: Anna Wintour, editor; Gemma Ward, actress; Charles Bronson, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Sat. Nov.17 Fruitvale Memorial Hall Cash Bar 5-6 Dinner 6-7 Theatre 7-9 Tickets $30(in advance only) Contact Jill @250-367-7400 WARFIELD CRAFT & HOMEBASED BUSINESS FAIR Saturday, November 24 at WEBSTER Elementary School Gym (395 Schofield Hwy) from 10 am - 3 pm. Cost: $2 (includes Admission, Drink & Goody). Vendor Tables are still available. Call 250-3688202 for more information.

Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Daytime Janitor Drivers License required Please apply in person with resume to 1475 Cedar Ave

Kitchen Help and Day Prep Cook Wanted Apply at in person with resume to Benedict’s Steakhouse  Scho¿eld +iJhway 7rail 250-368-3360

Registered Care Aide required for Castlegar Senior. Phone 250-365-8096



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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543

Lost & Found FOUND: DOG, young, medium sized black lab or lab cross (very friendly and well mannered; no ID or collar) in the Pend ‘Oreille Valley between the Seven mile and Waneta dams near 4 mile on Oct.28. 250-367-7658 FOUND: Green jacket near Trail. To identify, call 250-2312865 FOUND: Pendant on Highway 3B near Glenmerry on Sunday, Oct.14. To identify, please contact Trail Times. LOST: Men’s silver chain link necklace, lost Aug.17th between Trail and Nelson. 250368-5957

Employment Business Opportunities FUTURE MILLIONAIRES WANTED! To get your FREE “Money Making Secrets Revealed� CD, please call 250-304-4040

Gone, but never forgotten. Forever in our hearts.

EXPERIENCED STYLIST Apply 1470 Cedar Ave., Trail Tues.-Fri.

Patricia, Louis, Brenda and grandchildren Shailyn & Italia.


Receive a 2x3 birth included announcement for only $29.99 HST

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Erin & Adam Connell and Big Brother Trystan are excited to introduce

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on October 8, 2012, Thanksgiving Day, at Fernie Hospital, weighing 9 lbs 8oz. Proud Grandparents are Dorothy & Larry Connell and Susan Ducie & Patrick Close of Regina. Aislynn and Trystan’s Great grandparents are Alex Connell and Elizabeth Kinart.

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Information The Trail Daily Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council. The Press Council serves as a forum for unsatisďƒžed reader complaints against member newspapers.

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

Deadline: 2 days prior to publication by 11am. The Trail Daily Times will continue to publish straight birth announcements free of charge - as always

pleased to Lois & Peter Grifďƒžn are ir son the of th bir the ce un anno

Chris Grifďƒžn

ing 8lbs, 8oz. born March 13, weigh

Drop in to 1163 Cedar Ave or email your photo, information and Mastercard or Visa number to 250-368-8551 ext 204

Todd McLaughlin and Amy Hanson are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious daughter,

Caylee Ann Michelle McLaughlin

Born September 6, 2012, weighing 5 lbs 6 oz. Proud grandparents are Wendy McLaughlin and the late Larry McLaughlin, Cheryl Hanson and the late Clifford Hanson and great grandparents Garnet and Ruth Hill.

In Memoriam



In Memoriam In loving memory of

Alexa Margoreeth Who passed away November 2, 2011

Sadly missed, Forever remembered.

The Trail Times is giving away FREE wood pallets!

Love Always, from all your family

Pick up at 1163 Cedar Ave, Trail 8:30am-3pm

Get creative! Benches, tables, planters!

Trail Times Friday, November 2, 2012




Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

BANNISTER COLLISION & GLASS CENTRE, VERNON, BC. Due to growth in our ICBC Express Repair Body Shop, we are seeking to fill the following position: LICENSED AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN 2ND/3RD YEAR APPRENTICE Competitive Wages Good Benefits. Preference may be given to applicants with previous ICBC Express Shop Experience. Please forward your resume with cover letter by fax or email to the attention of Bill Blackey. Fax 250-545-2256 or email

Snow Removal business looking for Snow Plow Operators $20/hour, Call 250-365-1632

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

CLASS 1 SHUTTLE DRIVER Sysco is seeking a Class 1 Shuttle Driver, pin to pin, 5 nights per week, Castlegar to Kelowna. (Owner/Operators also welcome to apply). Competitive rates. To apply, send resume by email to: North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire Millwrights,Fabricators and Heavy Duty Mechanics. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-8389637. PART TIME experienced server/ kitchen help, available all days. Apply in person Lil T’s Cafe, 2905 Hwy Dr., Trail. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 SMITHERS Logging Contractor is hiring Buncher, Skidder, and Processor Operators. Call Shari at 250-847-1531 or fax resume to 250-847-1532.

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Hauling Freight for Friends for Over Hauling Freight for Friends for60 65Years Years

Van Kam Freightways Ltd has envisioned and strived for transportation excellence since 1947. Our successful and long standing relationship with our customers and our status as a major transporter enables us to continue expansion and to provide an infrastructure that ensures a punctual and PRINCE GEORGE dependable service capability.


Van-Kam Freightways’ As a result weGroup requireofa Companies requires Owner Operators for runs out of our Prince George Terminal.


for the Kootenay Region W ffin the Kootenays ll t tthis position Wi t will / Mfocust on i Based developing new and maintaining existing business. The successful candidate should be goal oriented, a team player, possess personal successes in his/ her life, be punctual and organized, and have the ability to work in a competitive environment as well as independently. Your territory will be split 50/50 with the East and West Kootenays. You should have a sales background with demonstrable sales achievements and preference will be given to those with a knowledge of the transportation industry. This position requires ongoing computer based reporting. A competitive salary, bonus and employee benefit plans are provided. Apply to: or fax 604-587-9889 “Committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.� We thank you for your application, however only those of interest will be contacted.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The Corporation of the Village of WarďŹ eld

SEASONAL/ON CALL The Village of WarďŹ eld is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated individual to work under the direction of the Public Works Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to establish an on call list for snow removal within the Village of WarďŹ eld. The Seasonal/On Call employee will be available for snow removal as required, and may be required to assist in the general maintenance work in all components of the municipal public works water, sewer, roads and park infrastructure and operating any equipment pursuant to qualiďŹ cations. Extraneous duties require overtime duty and call-out duty as required by the supervisor or by such person appointed to act on behalf of the supervisor. The successful applicant will possess: • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 3 BC Driver’s License with air brake endorsement, • Ability to operate maintenance tools and equipment; • Ability to work alone under minimal supervision in a safe and efďŹ cient manner; • WHIMIS, First Aid and knowledge of WorkSafe BC Regulations will be considered an asset; and • Experience in snowplow operations will be considered an asset. This position is within the Collective Agreement - CUPE Local 2087. Persons interested in this Seasonal/On Call position are invited to submit a resume with a drivers abstract in conďŹ dence to the undersign on or before 4:00 pm, Friday November 9th, 2012. The Village wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview. Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer Village of WarďŹ eld Tel: (250) 368-8202 555 SchoďŹ eld Highway Fax: (250) 368-9354 Trail, BC V1R 2G7 warďŹ

Position of

'ENERAL-ANAGER Community Futures of Greater Trail is a dynamic volunteer, board-driven organization providing resources, commercial loans, and related services to the business community in the Greater Trail area. Community Futures of Greater Trail is looking to employ an experienced leader and strategic individual in order to fulďŹ ll its mission: to encourage and assist entrepreneurs to build successful enterprises that enhance economic prosperity, social well being and environmental integrity. In order to deliver on this mandate, the successful applicant will be relied on to: s-ANAGETHEOVERALLAFFAIRSOFTHECORPORATION s3UPERVISEANDSUPPORTSTAFFINTHEAREASOF COMMERCIALLENDING COMMUNITYECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESSCOUNSELLINGINCUBATION s-ANAGETHEORGANIZATIONSPROPERTYHOLDINGS The ideal individual will have a university degree in a business related discipline and/or an accounting degree, as well as 10+ years experience in management, commercial lending, community economic development, and property management. In addition, the successful applicant will have demonstrated the ability to perform with a high level of integrity in the workplace. The successful applicant will have community values consistent with those of the board, committees, and staff of the Community Futures of Greater Trail. This exciting opportunity is a full-time salaried position, starting at $80,000+ (commensurate with experience), and a competitive beneďŹ ts package. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume with cover letter via email attention Chairperson, Larry Doell, at Closing date for this opportunity is November 23, 2012 For more information on Community Futures of Greater Trail and/or a complete job description, please visit www. Please note: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

1st Trail Real Estate 1252 Bay Avenue, Trail (250) 368-5222 • 1993 Columbia Ave Rossland, BC (250) 362-5200 •


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Host: Rhonda MLS# K216202

Saturday, Nov 3 10am - 12pm 29 N. Kootenay, Fruitvale $269,900

MLS# K216545

MLS# K216561

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MLS# K211391

MLS# K215958

MLS# K216346

Montrose $495,000

Rossland $449,000

Fruitvale $409,000

Rossland $359,900

Rossland $384,900

Rossland $379,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Tamer Vockeroth 250-368-7477

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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MLS# K214846

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Montrose $345,000

Rossland $297,000

Rossland $280,000

Trail $259,900

Rossland $259,000

Rossland $229,900

Trail $225,000

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Tamer Vockeroth 250-368-7477

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Lots of Room

MLS# K216327

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Trail $189,000

Trail $189,000

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Pets & Livestock

Help Wanted S.M. QUENNELL Trucking in Cranbrook, is looking for self/load and regular log truck drivers, based in Cranbrook. Full time work, home every night. Excellent medical, dental, pension benefits, etc. Wages competitive with union rates. Fax resume and drivers abstract to: (250)426-4610 or call (250)426-6853


Catering/Party Rentals E.TRAIL EAGLES Hall Rental Available Catering/ Kitchen on Request Inquiries: Kim 250-364-2646 or Gloria 250-368-3707

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Household Services A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates) MR.PICKLES Home Services Cleaning, companionship, odd jobs, personal care, pet care, transportation, yardcare. Call 250-368-7521

Misc Services HELPING HANDS Homecare Accepting new clients. Personal care, Meal prep, Errands, Companionship, Footcare. Over 20yr. exp. 250-231-3557


Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Feed & Hay

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755

Nonagenarian disposing a multitude of cherished items, antique and modern. China Cabinet $80, barley corn folding table $175, trunk $50, record player, records, sewing machine, collection of razors, sharpening stuff, lighters, old cameras, postcards, pliers, timekeepers, wartime, medical bandages, 2 speakers, home and shop tools, 306 rifle with scope & case, deepwell pump, pop boxes, damaged motorcycle, big roll of single strand wire, fireproof shingles, antique farm implements & 8N Tractors, stump puller, ploughs, discs, harrow mower, rake, heavy roller, cultivator etc. etc. etc. acreage, house in Nelson 505-5200

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

Merchandise for Sale

Computer Equipment IPHONE 5 64GB Factory Unlocked Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic Dock Connector to USB Cable USB Power Adapter Documentation order now send an email to

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.50/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Furniture Queen Size Bed Complete w/ornate metal headboard $300 250 777-1169

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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 UTILITY TILT Trailer for hauling snowmobile, ATV or golf carts. Phone 250-368-6205 Woodfired Boiler. Tarm Innova 50 controls & storage. 250-344-2603 evenings.

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Presenting Becky with her prize is circulation manager Michelle Bedford.

Superstar carrier Becky Harrison delivers 45 papers in Miral Heights. Passes to

Friday, November 2, 2012 Trail Times

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WINTER TIRES FOR SALE 2 Winguard on steel rims 3/4 tread 205-65 R15 94T $100 for the pair • Crib mattress (great condition) $20 Call 250-362-7681 after 5pm or Cell # 250-231-2174

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail


Musical Instruments New Marshall Stack w/ 8x12” speakers $1000, Roland JC 90 amp $500, Fender Satellite amp $200, 1969 Fender F-hole Telecaster (woodgrain) re-issue $750, Jumbo Washburn Electric/acoustic guitar $900, John Lennon signature Epiphone J-45 $700, Crafter electric/acoustic guitar $350 250 777-1169

Help Wanted





Glenmerry $269,500

East Trail $259,000


Help Wanted


An opportunity as a Body Shop Manager is now available. We are looking for an experienced individual to lead our team. We provide: Salary plus bonus s Full benefits Great facility s Team atmosphere You provide: Automotive knowledge s Great people skills Good work habits s Honesty Apply in person or by e-mail to Marc Cabana 2880 highway drive Trail BC



Saturday, Nov 3 • 1-3pm 2014 Eighth Ave, Shavers Bench $265,500


Seasonal Truck Drivers Needed

Qualified applicants are invited to submit application along with a photocopy of driver’s license, a driver’s abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to:






Fruitvale $379,000



Fruitvale $549,000

Salmo $159,500





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Beaver Falls $379,000

Miral Heights $409,900



Fruitvale $319,900



Emcon Services Inc. 6150 2nd Street Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4 Or Fax (250) 442-2677



Glenmerry $249,500 G

Fruitvale $184,900

Glenmerry $309,900 UL TIF AU EAGE E B CR A



Rossland $219,000

Waneta $249,000

EMCON SERVICES INC., Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor in the Castlegar, Rossland, Trail and Fruitvale Areas are looking for professional drivers for part time employment for the upcoming winter season. Qualifications for these positions are: • BC driver’s license (minimum Class 3/Air) • Proven on highway trucking experience • Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and experience on a variety of transmissions including 13 speed.


Saturday, Nov 3 • 1-3pm 266 McNab Street, Annable $149,900





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For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for ALL ages. Fruitvale Blueberry Route 366 20 papers Beaver St, Columbia Gardens Rd, Maple Ave Route 380 26 papers Galloway Rd, Green Rd, Mill Rd Route 369 22 papers Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Redwood Dr Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 28 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 384 21 papers Cedar Ave, Kootenay Ave S, Mill Rd

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

Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St


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

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

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206


Salmo $159,999




Salmo $339,900 T



Emerald Ridge $589,500


Montrose $69,000 L TA EN ! 4 R NITS U









Sat Nov 3rd - Noon-2pm 530 Portia Crescent Sunningdale $229,000


Salmo $199,900




Fruitvale $180,000

Fruitvale $207,000

Trail $249,000

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27 Dawn Rosin ext 24

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29 Denise Marchi ext 21

Trail Times Friday, November 2, 2012





Houses For Sale

Misc for Rent

Auto Financing

Auto Financing

Exclusive Factory Direct Pricing on SRI 14s, 16s, doubles & modular homes. Take advantage of our 38 years experience and then take advantage of our pricing only at Lake Country Modular conveniently located next to SRI’s factory. Huge grants, discounts and factory incentives. Call Don at 1-866-766-2214 or visit us at 515 Beaver Lake Rd, Kelowna

INSULATED, Closed in Garage in Glenmerry. $100./month. 250-368-5908

Real Estate

Townhouses 3 bdrm townhouse, 1.5 bath, private, well maintained , fenced yard, garden. On bus route, close to schools. Asking $187,500. Owner motivated call 250 505-5460

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat, hot water & cable incl. $675/mo 250-362-3316 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. ROSSLAND 2bd, clean, quiet, w/d, f/s, N/P, N/S, 250-3629473

Mobile Homes & Pads

TRAIL, 2bd, f/s, w/d, close to town, park, new flooring, blinds. $600/mo.250-364-1129 TRAIL, renovated character suite, 2bd. + small office, 3rd floor walk-up, close to downtown, non-smoking, adult building. $685./mo. includes heat. 250-226-6886 Trail, Rossland Ave. 1bdrm w/d f/s $550/mo. Avail. immed. Ref.req. 250-368-1361 Trail &Rossland: quality 2 &4bd. rentals call 250-368-7435 to view. TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423 W.TRAIL, 2bd. apt., fenced yard, $600./mo. +util. Avail. Nov.1st. 250-368-3834

GLENMERRY TOWNHOUSE 3Bd., new floor, windows, paint&roof.$875.250-368-6212 WOODLAND PARK HOUSING CO-OP has clean affordable 2 & 3 bedroom townhouse with basements centrally located and close to amenities, park like setting Applications forms at #1, 1692 Silverwood Crescent, Castle gar, 250-365-2677 leave msg

Commercial/ Industrial

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BEAVER FALLS/ Montrose on Hwy3B, 3 units average 850sq.ft., + outside storage. Rents from $650.-$750./mo. 250-505-9566


Cars - Domestic 1994 CHRYSLER Concorde. Make an offer. 250-368-5709 2009 CHEV Aveo 2Lt, studded winters, 21,000kms. $9,999.00 OBO. 250-368-5957

Houses For Sale

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Houses For Sale

Get a SOLD Sign on your home! Call Patty & Fred

SOLD 806 Worsdworth $249,900

SOLD 695 Dickens $224,900


Legal Notices


NOTIFICATION TO Bev Perry. Household goods sale under Warehouse Liens Act. Contact G.D.’S Storage Ltd. 511 French St. Trail BC V1R 2N9 $1366.12 owing in storage fees. Must receive payment prior to November 5th, 2012 by 1400 hours or contents will be sold by public auction at this time.

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

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Land Act:  Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by  Waneta Expansion General Partner Ltd. of Castlegar, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation for the purpose of roads and worksite K situated on Provincial Crown land near Waneta and containing 9.29 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application is 4405279. Wri�en comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: AuthorizingAgency. Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until December 5, 2012. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received a�er this date. Please refer to our website h�p:// Applica�onPos�ng/index.jsp • Search• Search by File Number:  insert Lands File Number 4405279 for more informa�on.

SOLD 620 Dickens $159,900

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, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office in Cranbrook.

SOLD 720 Shakespeare $259,900

845 Burns $269,900

649 Forrest $227,000

First Trail Real Estate 1252 Bay Ave, Trail BC

Sunday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day to entertain at home or hang out on your own where you live and enjoy being alive. Don’t take on big projects. This is a good day to kick back and relax. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All your communication with others will be from the gut. You’ll go with your feelings more than your intel-

Trucks & Vans



DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


2003 F-150 4X4, Quad Cab, 5.4L, Loaded, with extra set of winters on rims. 180,000kms., excellent condition, detailed and ready to go. $9,300. OBO. Can e-mail pics. 250-231-4034

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250-368-8551 ext. 0

Homes for Rent 3 bdrm, 1 bath on private acrege @ 4 mile aval immed $1200/m + util 250 551-0647 E.TRAIL, 1379 2nd Ave., small 1bdrm., w/garage, lots of parking. No smokers. $575./mo. +utilities with $400. damage dep.1-587-227-9858 E.TRAIL, 3bd, 2bth,f/s/w/d/dw, lg.fenced yard,a/c,u-grd.sprink near Safeway. 250-368-7377 Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, Addition, in Thrums, No dogs over 15 # 250-359-7178, 250-304-9273 RENT this property and own it in a year with no money down through our transfer ownership program! 3 Bedroom 1 bath home, Green Ave, Trail. Immaculately appointed. Private back yard, great view of city. Detached 1 car garage. $850 month. Avail Immediately. 250-231-8499


Find it all here.

FRUITVALE, 950sq.ft. beautifully renovated 2bd, 1bth, close to school & downtown, appliances, gas fireplace, ns/np, can be furnished. Avail. Dec.1st. $800./mo +utilities. 250-231-0452

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lect today. (It happens.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle your money today. This is not a good day to shop for anything except food. Be cautious about impulse purchases. (Keep your receipts.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you more emotional. Keep this in mind in case you feel yourself going overboard.

But it’s a great day to party! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’ll enjoy working alone or behind the scenes. Actually, you have a need to withdraw and enjoy your privacy today. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Don’t be influenced by discussions with a female acquaintance. Your first reaction might not be as accurate. Wait until tomorrow to draw your conclu-

sions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Others notice you today, especially bosses, parents and people in authority. In fact, details about your personal life will be evident. Be aware of this. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is the kind of day where you want to get outta Dodge. You want to escape anywhere, because you need a change of scenery! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Avoid important decisions about inheritances, shared property or anything you share jointly with others. This is not a good day to sign on the dotted line or make a commitment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Keep things light in

discussions with others. Everything is all over the map, which means it’s not a good day to isolate one thing and agree to it. Just listen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Even though you might make your to-do list today, good luck getting anything done. Your motivation might be there, but the follow-through isn’t. (Go easy on yourself.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Do anything that pleases you or gives you pleasure today. This is a perfect day to indulge yourself and your dreams. In particular, enjoy the arts, playful times with children and romantic gettogethers with others. YOU BORN TODAY You are charming and have a down-to-earth wisdom that others like. But you can

arouse controversy because you provoke others with your candor and wit. In the long run, however, you always win others to your side because of your magnetic charisma. At heart, you are generous. In the year ahead, your primary focus will be on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Curtis Stone, TV chef; Matthew McConaughey, actor; Heather Tom, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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MONDAY/TUESDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Later today, you might find children to be an increased burden. What’s new? This just goes with the territory. Accept it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Relations with an authority figure in the family (probably a female, but perhaps not so) could be a challenge. Whatever you do will be thwarted by someone else. (Oh dear.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Don’t fall into negative thinking today. After all, your thoughts are actually creating your world. Positive thoughts lead to happiness; negative thoughts pull you down. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your money scene might look depressing today. (Join the club; we number in the millions.) Fear not -- things look worse than they really are today. Take a deep breath.

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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might find it hard to be emotionally flexible with others. You might even fall into a depression because your own judgment or attitude makes it difficult to respond to others in a friendly way. (Oops.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Don’t be a victim of the paralysis of the negative, because negative thinking is paralyzing! Everything is temporary. Good times pass, and so do bad times. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Someone older or in a position of authority might rain on your parade today. That’s just this person’s point of view, isn’t it? He or she has to live with it; you don’t. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a poor day to ask for permission or approval from authority figures. (Sometimes it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your hopes to escape or expand into other areas are blocked by others right now, but there’s always another way. Bide your time to wait for the right solution. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel inhibited in your discussion with others, especially partners, because you were brought up in a different way. Just acknowledge the authority of others, and show them respect. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Discussions with partners and close friends will be difficult because agreement will not be easy. Don’t push your way of thinking, because you will only lose. Just accept this. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Don’t challenge bosses or authority because it won’t be a pretty picture. Just bide your time and wait for a better moment to act. Success often is simply good timing. YOU BORN TODAY You like

to be abreast of whatever is happening in society, because you’re a modern person living in a real world. (You follow TV news and newspapers.) At times, you’re outspoken because you like to puncture sacred cows. Many of you align your allegiance to a particular cause. You very likely will face an important decision in the coming year. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Art Garfunkel, musician; Patricia Wells, author/food critic; Sam Shepard, playwright/actor. For Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) In the next month, you will have to deal with debt and bills from the past. However, it will be an excellent time to settle disputes about inheritances and insurance matters. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect to run into ex-partners and people from your past in the next month. Consider this an opportunity for closure, if that is appropriate. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Just accept the fact that many things at work will suffer from delays, cancellations and silly errors in the next month. Be patient when they occur. The upside is that you can finish whatever is on your plate. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Expect to encounter old

flames in the next month. You might as well look sharp, because living well is the best revenge. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Relatives you haven’t seen for a while might be camped out on your doorstep this month. This also is a good month to tackle repairs. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful, because the next five weeks are accident-prone. Stay ahead of potential car repairs, because you can expect transportation delays. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) If you’re looking for work, go back to where you’ve applied before or where you might previously have worked. Retrace your steps. Perhaps you can try old moneymaking ideas. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) In the month ahead, you’ll encounter ex-partners and old friends. You might also feel dogged by delays, errors in communication and silly mistakes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Although there are many minor frustrations ahead in the next month, you have an opportunity to delve into a subject very deeply. Any kind of research will pay off for you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) If involved in a group situation, you’ll have an oppor-


tunity to finish old business or reintroduce ideas that were rejected before. It’s like you have a second kick at the can. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Expect to run into prior bosses or authority figures from your past in the next month. This could be an opportunity to rethink your life’s direction or accept a previous proposal. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Travel delays and cancellations will be likely in the month ahead. However, this is an excellent time to finish writing and studying. YOU BORN TODAY People are always stimulated by your enthusiasm and invigorating influence. You have high energy and a wonderful zest for life. You are well-grounded, direct and confident. Your success is in no small measure due to your belief in yourself and your abilities. In the next year, a major change might occur in your life, perhaps something as significant as whatever occurred around 2004. Birthdate of: Emma Stone, actress; Ethan Hawke, actor; Katie Leclerc, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Halloween’s Pacific Coastal flight, which landed in Tail was sporting a dastardly mustache, which also coincides with the start of Movember. It was one of three flights, which landed at the Trail Municipal Airport. Meanwhile as of Thursday morning, no flights have landed at the Castlegar Airport since Sunday.

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Commercial Lease Old Waneta Road

2517 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar



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1970 Monte Christo Street, Rossland

4755 Mann Road, Rossland


Spectacular custom Timberframe home set on 6.02 Acres. Grand entry with slate tile, a gourmet kitchen, large south facing deck, clear fir floors and hydronic heating throughout. Great layout for a family with a large shop / in law suite in a separate building on the property. Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

4 bdrm home on 2.6 acres with open floor plan, hardwood floors, formal dining room, and a sunroom! A pool, sauna and firebox makes for great outdoor entertaining! All this plus 1500 sq. ft. of shop and garage!

VIEWS out EVERY WINDOW! This 3 bedroom/2 bath home features an open plan kitchen/living/dining area with hardwood and heated tile floors. Beautiful renovated bathroom, parking for 4 vehicles and a new sundeck.

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Terry 250-231-1101

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1257 Birch Avenue, Trail


Call me for a Free Market Evaluation. Call Mark (250) 231-5591

371 Murray Drive, Warfield




82B 500 16TH Avenue, Genelle

$76,900 2009 2 bdrm 2 bath mobile home is loaded with upgrades, move-in ready; just perfect for downsizing. All appliances included, this is a great deal! Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

2068 Topping Street, Trail


One of the area’s finest! This amazing 4 bdrm home features inlaid oak floors, french doors, wood fireplace and library. Located on large gorgeous lot, overlooking Beaver Bend Park and across the road from Webster School. Homes like this do not come up often, do not miss your opportunity to view.

Solid home with amazing views. This home has large, enclosed front porch, great living room with wood-burning fireplace and 2 bdrm on main. Exterior of house is vinyl siding and most windows have been updated. Just a bit of your decor items, and this house will be home.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264



1785 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale

1771 First Avenue, Rossland

1912 Hummingbird Dr, Fruitvale



Looking for complete privacy in Rossland? Want to be a 3 minute walk to Idgie’s and the Steam Shovel? How about your own Looking for a starter home with large double outdoor climbing wall of natural granite. Oh garage and super sized yard? This home 2050 Green Road, Fruitvale did I mention all this for $209500. Very hip also offers a fireplace, open floor plan, and $469,000 2 bedroom home with beautiful gardens, covered deck off the kitchen looking onto natural landscaping, incredible views and large yard. Great parking is included. With What a package! 5 acres, shop, fenced. total privacy. MLS#K213813 some TLC - this home offers good potential. Beautiful 4 bdrm, 3 bath home. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162 Ron and Darlene – Your Local Hometeam


309 – 12th Avenue, Genelle


Built in 2008 this 4 bdrm, 3 bath home boasts vaulted ceilings, fireplace and loads of sunlight. Enjoy the bright spacious walkout basement with covered deck, large family room/hobby room, and access to the double garage. All this situated on a quiet street on a very large flat lot.

Immaculate Rancher with over 2500 sq. ft. of space on the main floor! Tastefully renovated offering 3 bdrms, hobby room, office, huge living room, large master with en-suite, above ground pool and hot tub, carport, and RV parking on 0.95 flat acres. This is a fantastic package!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153


Mary Amantea

Cell: 250-231-0153

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Super location - flat street with carport/ garage - level entry - super views - open floor plan with master on main floor and other bdrms. in basement - with the great interest rates this house deserves a viewing - call your REALTOR® now!

3 bdrm/2 bath house with main floor laundry & plenty of storage! A 2 car garage and lots of room to park your rv, extra vehicles or toys! Nice flat lot is just under 1/2 acre with fruit trees and room for a garden. Just replaced roof Sept., 2012!



5,000 sq. ft. shop with 18 ft ceiling, in floor heating, office space, lunch room, washroom and shower. Large truck doors at each end. Excellent condition and very clean. Good highway exposure and access. C7 zoning allows a wide scope of uses.

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The Cranbrook Townsman

Canfor Corp. has reopened its sawmill in Radium Hot Springs spending $38.5 million to upgrade the operating and build a new planer mill. The company said once the mill is operating at full capacity next year it will produce 240 million board feet annually and employ 144 people. The mill was closed three and a half years ago, in May, 2009. The reopening comes as the U.S. housing sector, a key market for Canadian lumber, appears to be starting to recover. A recent report suggested that U.S. housing starts should reach 900,000 next year and just over one million in 2014. With files from Canadian Press

1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818

This newly built home features hickory/ 615 Shakespeare Street, Warfield pecan flooring, solo tubes for natural light, a bright open floor plan and a large 12’’ $219,000 X 18” deck. The kitchen boasts Cherry cupboards, a large pantry and sit up bar. 3 bed, 3 bath home with loads of On demand hot water, high efficiency character, hardwood floors, updated furnace, custom mantle with gas fireplace, kitchen, newly finished bathrooms. ® underground sprinklers, 9’ ceilings in the Lots of upgrades. Call your REALTOR today to view it! basement and double garage!

1672 Stang Road, Fruitvale

Canfor reopens sawmill


904 Redstone Drive, Rossland

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Cell: 250-231-5591

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Cell: 250-521-0525

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

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Art Forrest

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Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

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Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

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For additional information and photos on all of our listings, please visit Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

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Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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Trail Daily Times, November 02, 2012