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Council pushing for increased safety and visibility at crosswalk

Village teen victim of hitand-run crossing highway on Halloween night BY ART HARRISON

Times Correspondent

A major pedestrian highway crossing in Fruitvale that has been the scene of numerous nearmisses in the past has now once again come to the attention of the Fruitvale Council after a hit-andrun Halloween night had near tragic consequences. At its regular meeting Monday night, council unanimously passed a motion to, once again, petition the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for additional lighting and enhanced safety in the form of pedestrian activated flashing lights at the crossing of Highway 3B at Nelson Avenue, next to the Villagers Pub and Hotel. Village of Fruitvale Mayor, Patricia Cecchini, says she was approached by a constituent who reported her nephew was struck by

a passing vehicle Halloween night as he was crossing the highway at the crosswalk and the incident has renewed calls for crossing lights across Highway 3B. Fruitvale resident, Shalaume Leslie, said her 15 year-old nephew, Michael Hamilton, was on his way home after the village’s Halloween bonfire at approximately 8 p.m. Halloween night when the incident occurred. “He waited a for one vehicle on the highway to pass that he felt didn’t see him and tried to cross behind it when he was struck by a vehicle that came down Nelson Avenue,” said Leslie. “He wasn’t even sure what hit him.” Leslie said that, fortunately, her nephew wasn’t seriously injured in the hit-and-run but suffered scrapes, bruising, and a mild concussion. Leslie says his parents took him to Emergency at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital but didn’t call the RCMP until the following day. See POLICE, Page 3


MP ‘happy’ Obama won BY GUY BERTRAND Times Staff

The impact of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election isn’t limited to the confines of the American borders. The aftermath of President Barrack Obama’s re-election wasn’t lost on Canadian politicians including Alex Atamanenko, the MP for Southern Interior. “I’m happy that Obama won,” Atamanenko told the Trail Times from his office in Ottawa on Wednesday morning. And while the pundits dissected the Democrats’ victory and the Republicans’ loss, the


Volunteer Eleanor Harper receives help from client and volunteer Brad Longstreet with sorting the food bank’s staple of onions, carrots and potatoes.

Canadian parties were reviewing their own game plan. “I’m sure the strategists are looking at this and seeing how that will reflect on what’s happening here,” he said. “The one thing that I take from this, and I’m hoping, that it will put a brake on the whole Tea Party, the extreme do-away-withgovernment, libertarian philosophy that is even permeating our culture. “We cannot allow that to happen in this country and I think this election will help us put a stop to that.” See DEMOGRAPHICS, Page 3

Food bank demand continues to rise BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

With the growing number of Canadians using food banks across the country, Trail’s food bank is no exception. Tuesday, an hour before the 10 a.m. opening, the Trail United Church basement was already a beehive of activity, with volunteers preparing to feed over 100 people as they had the week previous. Three times this year, the demand has emptied the United Church’s pantry and no funds were left to purchase the staple soups and canned vegetables. Because the food bank purchases groceries with money

donated from the community, the volunteers kept their fingers crossed the next donation was on the horizon. “Volunteers just go out and buy at the case lot sales, with their own money, and hope to get reimbursed,” said Eleanor Harper, volunteer at the food bank since 2005. Brad Longstreet, a client and volunteer, who oversees the pantry inventory, at both the Trail United and St Andrews Anglican church food banks has watched the numbers grow. “In July 2011, there were 70 people using the food bank each week. That number doubled by January (2012), when we saw

140 people coming in to use the food bank.” The same is true at the food bank hosted once a month by the St Andrews Anglican Church. “About four years ago we were feeding up to 50 people. Today we are feeding over 100 people,” said Canon Neil Elliot. “Our patrons are not street people, we are seeing a whole range of people needing the help, particularly families who are the working poor.” The Salvation Army Food Bank, at Kate’s Kitchen, also reports the growing number of families with young children See FOOD, Page 3

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2011 log book, only 3 months have to be logged in 2012 (it’s now November btw), and likewise for future years. If at the end of the three month period you tracked, the rate is within 10 per cent of the base year rate for those same months, the entire year’s expenses (assuming you have accumulated all the receipts during the year) can be apportioned according to that base year’s annual rate. But of course CRA has created a formula to test this 10 per cent rule, so check out their website if you do have a variance you are uncertain about. On the flip side, if instead of paying all your own business use of vehicle expenses and deducting those as a business expense, you receive a vehicle allowance from an employer that reimburses you for those costs, the nontaxable maximum rates for 2012 are $0.53/km for the first 5,000 km and $0.47 for each additional kilometer. This amount flows tax free to you. Any amount paid over these rates is a taxable benefit to be reported on your T4.

A log book is still required. Likewise, if your employer provides a company vehicle to you and pays for all expenses for that vehicle and some of the use of that vehicle is personal, a taxable benefit of $0.26/km must be reported on your T4, unless you reimburse your employer for the personal usage portion of the expenses for that vehicle. Again, a log book is needed. On a related matter, the maximum value that can be attributed for a vehicle purchased for business use in 2012 is $30,000 plus taxes for capital cost allowance purposes and the maximum interest cost for the loan on that vehicle is $300/month. For leased vehicles, the monthly maximum expense is $800 plus taxes. CRA will soon announce new rates and values pertaining to all this for 2013. Ron Clarke has his MBA and is a business owner in Trail, providing accounting and tax services. Email him at To read previous Tax Tips & Pits columns visit www.JBSbiz. net.

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Fruitvale Mayor Patricia Cecchini and three of her daycare students, (Olivia, Paisley and Zoey) crossing Highway 3B.

Police seek help solving hit-and-run

FROM PAGE 1 “They said the RCMP constable told them they could file a report but they didn’t really have anything to go on,” said Leslie. After the Trail Times contacted the local detachment, a press release was issued by the RCMP asking for the public’s assistance. The vehicle is described as a darker, SUV type, said the release. Police are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has any knowledge of it, to please contact the Trail and Greater District RCMP or Crime Stoppers. “We’ve had many reports of near-misses at this particu-

lar crosswalk and as a village we don’t want to have to wait until there’s a tragedy to see something done,” said Cecchini. “This is a family-friendly community and we want our citizens to be able to feel safe crossing the street.” Lila Cresswell, chief administrative officer for the Village of Fruitvale, related a lengthy history of the village requesting action on the hazardous crossing. “There was a petition in the 90’s to have something done to make this safer and then again the last village council brought up the issue,” said Cresswell. “I brought it up with the

ministry last year before they did the paving. We had positive response to other issues but they told us this was already signed appropriately.” Mayor Cecchini expressed her concern given the significant heavy truck traffic on the highway and because it is a major pedestrian crossing point from one side of town to the other. “This is a main crossing for kids going to and from the elementary school from the subdivisions on Fruitvale’s West side and for citizens crossing to get to the Beaver Valley Public Library,” said Cecchini. “We appreciate the efforts the ministry has made in the past but it’s not quite enough.”

Food bank use on the rise across B.C. FROM PAGE 1 coming in for food hampers. “Our food hampers have increased by 10 per cent since this time last year,” said Linda Radtke, Salvation Army Community Service manager. “We have seen a big increase in use of our soup kitchen as well, and it’s mostly families with young children,” she added.

In October, statistics released by Food Banks Canada, showed that food bank use in British Columbia increased by 6.6 per cent – more than double the rise of 2.4 per cent across Canada. Although the statistics and published reports more Canadians turning to food banks paint a grim picture, the

atmosphere in Trail’s food banks give a sense of welcome and community. The sounds of conversation, laughter and clink of coffee cups reflected another usual day at the United Church food bank. “We invite everyone to come in out of the cold to have coffee together and make a sense of community,” said Harper.

“Fifty per cent of the reason that people come here is to socialize,” added Longstreet. St Andrews food bank is also more than a food source to its people. “We don’t just provide a bag of food for people, we invite them in to sit down, have lunch, and feel a part of the community,” said Elliot.

FROM PAGE 1 Atamanenko agreed the fallout from the U.S. election was the Republicans inability to broaden its demographic appeal, which was limited to mostly white, middleclass men. The MP said the NDP began addressing that issue on the heels of the 2011 federal election. “We certainly are reaching out to people of all demographics. Even after the (2011 Canadian) election we went out working with students and reaching out more to the ethnic communities to hear their concerns. “We understand this as a party. These people are part of the total mosaic and we have to appeal and represent people from all sectors of society.” He noted even Alberta’s demographic, long a stronghold for the Conservative Party, is changing. Atamanenko pointed to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the upcoming by-election in Calgary. “It’s not a given it’s going to be a Conservative walkover. There are other people who aren’t white, middle-class males that are in Alberta. “We have to keep that in mind as we try to go out and reach out to folks across this country.” B.C. residents were also watching the developments of initiatives in Washington state, which included the passing of a recreational marijuana proposal.


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Atamanenko agreed the issue is growing and pointed to a resolution passed at the recent Union of B.C. Municipalities meeting and the support decriminalization has received from mayors, law enforcement officials and voters. “I think we need to really talk about this and come up with a solution because the current policy we have is not really working. “As we move forward I can see that coming up. But one has to appreciate that we are in really tough times in dealing with this current government. “We’re trying to make sure Canada survives and a lot of things that are near and dear to us. “But I wouldn’t say this debate is on the front burner. “We’re battling these guys to keep the values we have and some sense of democracy.” As for the never-ending gridlock clogging the U.S. Congress, Atamanenko can only hope Americans right their own ship. “People will realize that Obama has four more years, he is the president and if they want to move their country forward they’re going to have to work together. “The second thing, I think the world is a safer place as a result of his re-election. To me, I don’t think we’re going to have someone who may push the nuclear trigger. “I think Obama understands how to work with allies.”


Whitter. The exhibit runs until Nov. 23. Other •The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Applications will be available from Nov.9 until Dec.7 only at The Salvation Army Food Bank (Kates Kitchen ) 730 Rossland Ave. Trail. The Applications will only be available at this office, between 9-3 Monday thru Friday. Upcoming • The Yuletide Tea goes Saturday Nov. 17 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church,1139 Pine Ave., Trail. Cost $3.00. Everyone is welcome. • Columbia Phoenix Players present “Phoenix Cafe III” on Nov. 23 and 24th in the lower level of St. Andrews Church in Trail. Tickets $10 available at: Got Juiced-Trail: On the Edge-E.Trail, and Mystic Beauty, Fruitval, also at the door.

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The City of Trail would like to advise the residents of our current snow control procedures and policies. The City has 76 kilometers of roads to maintain throughout the City and has 14 pieces of equipment such as loaders, sand spreaders, snow plows and a grader to accomplish this task. From mid November to March, the City has at least one employee on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (The number of employees involved in snow removal is dependent on the amount and duration of snowfall). City streets are maintained on a priority basis, which is as follows: #1 Priority Major collectors and emergency routes, i.e. Hospital Hill, Warfield Hill, Fifth Avenue Hill. Hills with extreme gradients and significant volume, i.e. Green Avenue. #2 Priority Bus routes. #3 Priority Downtown core, including downtown parking lots and the Aquatic Centre. #4 Priority Hills with lighter traffic volumes, i.e. Lilac Crescent, Park Street. #5 Priority All remaining residential streets and parking lots. When all 5 priorities have been accomplished, lanes will be plowed and all other streets widened. City owned sidewalks and the Victoria Street Bridge sidewalk will be cleared following heavy snowfalls. In general, sand is not used on level streets except when extreme icing conditions are experienced. Snow removal in the downtown area is undertaken after a heavy snowfall (this is normally done in the evening hours). Other designated business areas will be cleared as required. The City plow trucks plow with the traffic flow. Snow is cleared from the center of the road to the right curb side. The City will not clear snow windrows from any private driveway. Remember, citizens can greatly assist the snow control operation by adhering to the following requests: 1. Remove all unused vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. from the streets from November to March. 2. Ensure that any vehicles required to park on the street are parked as close to the curb or sidewalk as possible. 3. Refrain from shoveling or spreading snow onto the boulevard or into the roadway from sidewalks and private property, etc. 4. Obey snow removal signs. Property owners are required to remove any accumulation of snow or ice from sidewalks abutting their property. The City Works Department office in Glenmerry is open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday and all snow related concerns or problems should be directed to this office at 250364-0840. Emergency calls outside of normal working hours are directed through to the Fire Department who relay the concern to the appropriate person for response. City related calls to the Fire Department should be through the 250-3641737 number. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable winter season and thank you for your patience and anticipated co-operation.

Tougher pot laws begin in Canada while two American states approve legalization THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The same day that voters in two U.S. states approved the legalization of marijuana, the Harper government in Ottawa was bringing into force tough new mandatory penalties for pot. The states of Washington and Colorado both voted in favour of ballot-box propositions Tuesday

removing criminal penalties for the possession and sale of recreational marijuana, while a similar provision in Oregon went down to defeat. Tuesday was also the day that drug measures in the Conservative government’s omnibus Safe Streets and Communities Act, passed last spring, came into full force

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or exporting of drugs, you’ll now face jail time,” Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said in a release Tuesday, well before the American polls closed. By day’s end, Colorado had voted to permit adults over 21 to grow up to six pot plants in private, and Washington had voted to permit statelicensed growers to sell adult individuals up to an ounce of marijuana at a time. Nicholson’s spokeswoman reiterated in an email that “our government does not support the decriminalization or the legalization of marijuana.” Contrast that with Geoff Plant, a former British Columbia

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OBITUARIES He is survived by his children Harvey (Susan) L’Ecluse of Kelowna, Ethel (Pat) McTeer and Harold (Helen) L’Ecluse both of Rossland, David (Anita) McFarlane and April (Allan) Almquist both of Trail, Lawana (Randy) Erixon of Quesnel, Darwin (Barb) McFarlane of Kelowna and Bruce McFarlane of Trail, brother Cookie L’Ecluse of Rossland, sisters Madeline Lenardussi also of Rossland and Martha Hawk of Vancouver. John had 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. John was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and will be fondly remembered and missed by the members that he so fondly loved. John was a gentle and loving man that gave so much love to many. His wit and sense of humour put a smile on many a face and laughter in our hearts. Our hearts today feel heavy but when we think of him we simply smile and remember him so fondly of how he always made us laugh. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Trail Salvation Army at 1297 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4B9. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Trail First Presbyterian Church at 1139 Pine Avenue presided by a close family friend, Gordon Morrison. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

2012 at the Village at Smith Creek, West Bank, B.C. and at a future date, a service and burial will be held in Castlegar, B.C. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Village at Smith Creek (Dobbin & Gellatly Wing), 2425 Orlin Road, Westbank, B.C., V4T 3C7, Ph: 250-768-0488 or Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation (oncology dept), 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, B.C., V1R 4M1, Ph: 250-3643495. The family wishes to give a tremendous thank you to the staff of Smith Creek for their excellent, genuine, and loving care of Rita. *** L’ECLUSE, JOHN PROSPER — of Trail passed away in his home on November 5, 2012 with all of his family at his side after a brief illness. John was born on July 20, 1925 in Raymond, Alberta to Edward and Catarina and moved to Rossland in 1928 then on to Trail in 1974. John worked at Cominco for 41 years as a lead burner. He took leave in 1943 to serve two years in the Navy during WWII. John is predeceased by his wife and soul mate Hazel L’Ecluse on September 9, 2006, parents Edward and Catarina, siblings Bertha, Martha, Suzanna, Robert, Cesar, Amdea and Morris.


Church leader for four decades dies at 98

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOFIA, Bulgaria Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, the spiritual leader of the Balkan country’s Orthodox Christians who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to head the church for more than 40 years, has died. He was 98. The patriarch died of heart failure early Tuesday at a Sofia hospital where he had been for a month, the Holy Synod said in a statement.

The Holy Synod of 13 senior clergy will meet to make funeral arrangements and choose an interim patriarch until a larger Church Council is held within the next four months to pick Maxim’s successor, church officials said. O r t h o d o x Christianity is the Bulgaria’s dominant religion, followed by more than 80 per cent of the country’s 7.4 million people. Maxim was the church’s lead-

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ROSS (JEROS), RITA — Rita Ross passed away peacefully October 23, 2012 in West Bank, B.C. at the age of 96. Her loving daughter, Lorraine Fitzgerald (Peter) of Trail, survives her, along with four grandchildren; Patricia King, David Bayman, Dawn McBride and Tracy Perri, five great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her parents, her husbands Johnny Jeros and Lewis Reg Ross, daughter June Bayman (Gerry) March 2012, and two brothers, Fern and Gean Boutry. Rita was born in Burmis, Alberta moving to Trail as a young woman where she met her first husband and together they developed the # 9 Taxi service in the 40s and raised their two daughters. She later moved to Castlegar until her move to Kelowna in 2002. She enjoyed the many years she nursed at the Trail and Castlegar hospitals. Rita was always involved in her community with volunteering, such as, with the Girl Guide and Brownie organization and B.C. Cancer Society. She was instrumental in the building of the only Girl Guide Hall in Trail area which is now the “Eagles” building in East Trail. An accomplished tailor and seamstress she also loved entertaining in her beautiful home in Ootishenia, camping, travelling, flowers and birds. Mom was a skilled trainer of horses, dogs and cats. Over the years, she shared her affection with many who needed a friend. A memorial service was held Oct. 27,

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t’s hard to know how much impact New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s comments about climate change after Hurricane Sandy had on the US election. It’s easy to overestimate that sort of thing, but President Barack Obama’s victory in several states was so razorthin that Bloomberg’s lastminute intervention may have been decisive. What’s crystal clear is that Obama himself didn’t want to talk about it during the campaign. Bloomberg, responding to the devastation he saw in New York City, laid it on the line. “Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not have been the result of it, the risk that it may be... should be enough to compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.” The New York mayor, a former Republican, did not hesitate to assign praise and blame: “Over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks. Mitt Romney, too has a history of tackling climate change...He couldn’t have been more

right. But since then, he has reversed course.” He said this only five days before the election, in the immediate aftermath of a national calamity that may well have been climate-related. So did Obama pick up the ball and run with it? Certainly not. Apart from a one-liner about how climate change “threatens the future of our children” in a single speech, he remained stubbornly silent. Rightly or wrongly, Obama and his team have been convinced for the past four years that talking about climate change is political suicide. Nor did he actually do all that much: higher fuelefficiency standards for vehicles was his only major initiative. And Mitt Romney, of course, said not a word about climate change: you cannot take this problem seriously and retain any credibility in today’s Republican Party. So was all the instant speculation about how Hurricane Sandy might finally awaken Americans to the dangers of climate change just wishful thinking? Not necessarily. Obama faces a daunting array of problems as he begins his second term: avoiding the“fiscal cliff”, restraining Israel from


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attacking Iran, tackling the huge budget deficit, and getting US troops out of Afghanistan. But the biggest problem facing every country is climate change, and he knows it. Otherwise, he would never have appointed a man like John Holdren to be his chief scientific adviser. Holdren, a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is one of the leading proponents of action on climate change. He is also savvy enough politically to understand why Obama couldn’t do much about it during his first term, and he didn’t flounce out in a rage when the president avoided that fight. Obama rarely start fights he cannot win, and it was clear from the day he took office in 2009 that he couldn’t get any climaterelated legislation through Congress. That’s why his

fuel-efficiency initiative was his only first-term accomplishment on this front: that did not require legislation, and was done as a regulatory initiative by the Environmental Protection Agency. To what extent has his re-election changed this equation? Second-term US presidents, who no longer have to worry about re-election, often act more boldly than in their first term. The US economy is clearly in recovery mode, and Obama will (quite justly) get the credit for that. That will give him more leeway to act on other issues, and the environmental disasters of the past year may finally be pushing American public opinion towards a recognition that the threat of climate change is real. There is not yet any opinion-polling data on that, but it wouldn’t be surprising. This year has seen meltdown in the Arctic, heatwaves that killed over ten percent of the main grain crops in the United States, big changes in the jetstream (which may be responsible for the prolonged high-pressure zone that steered Hurricane Sandy into New York), and then the fury of the storm itself. It has long been argued that what is needed to

penetrate the American public’s resistance to the bad news of climate change is a major climate-related disaster THAT HURTS PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES. Even if Sandy may not have been a direct consequence of global warming, it fills that bill. It may get the donkey’s attention at last. There is no guarantee of that, and each year the risk grows that the average global temperature will eventually rise by over 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) and topple into uncontrollable, runaway warming. Moreover, the Republicans still control the lower house of Congress. But hope springs eternal, and at last there is some. The past two weeks have seen an unexpected and promising conjunction of events: a weather event that may shake the American public’s denial of climate change, and the reelection of a president who gets it, and who is now politically free to act on his convictions. As “Businessweek” (a magazine owned by Michael Bloomberg) put it on last week’s cover: “It’s global warming, stupid.” Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Stewardship effort greatly appreciated Over the past two years I have frequented the Waneta area (the local airport, the rodeo grounds, the dog park) as I have been running along the highway from WalMart to the Waneta Expansion Project area. I know that many others (runners or cyclists) have also been along this stretch of road and have likely had similar experiences to my own. I certainly hope so! I was there today, running along the highway and it struck me that I ought to share my observations of the Waneta Expansion Project area with anyone interested in reading my letter.

Every single time I am in that area I encounter workers, trucks and truckers, heavy equipment and operators and consistently everyone is very cordial and cautious as they are passing me by. All of the folks that work in the area seem to have a great sense of pride in the work they do and the results that they leave behind. I also run off the highway on trails throughout the area, and again every area that I have passed through is very neat, tidy and has great signage. For all the partner companies that are in the area working on the Waneta Expansion

Project in particular, I want to say thank you very much for taking such great care of our local environment. We, the local residents, are very fortunate that we can continue to enjoy this area while this very important construction project is also occurring. Although much of the workforce (at the project) is here temporarily, they behave with a sense of belonging (like it is their own) that makes me so proud of them and the organizations they represent!! Congratulations on great stewardship. Sandi MacArthur Montrose


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when our publically-funded universities put “academic freedom” to teach whatever they choose ahead of the interests of their students, and our country. Imagine a business where some products are in high demand, while other products languish on warehouse shelves. Yet that company’s employees have veto power over the reallocation of production resources, forcing it to turn out ever larger amounts of surplus products while failing to satisfy growing demand for others. That business would, of course, soon be bankrupt. But since our publicallyfunded universities can’t go bankrupt, they just keep spending public funds producing graduates without job prospects, while demanding even more money to expand enrollment in skills-short fields. But growing government deficits are ending that gambit. Without internal reallocation of funds, universities will continue to turn away upwards of half of applicants for such high-demand programs as Engineering, Medicine and Information Technology. Just as appallingly, over half of university graduates will continue to be doomed to low paid unfulfilling jobs, or no job at all. When next year’s crop of new graduates walks the convocation stages to receive their degrees, close to half won’t possess skills that have significantly improved their career prospects from those they possessed on their first day at university. In sharp contrast, those that have gained such skills can look forward to interesting and rewarding careers. And the classes of 2013 will come to know that the most damaging inequality is not of possessions, but rather the inequality of hope. Gwynne Morgan is a columnist for Troy Media


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Trail’s Jason Bay is no longer a New York Mets outfielder as the two parties decided to go their separate ways Wednesday. The deal makes the 34-year-old Bay a free agent and allows the team to spread out the remaining US$21 million it owes him. “I still feel I have plenty to give to this game and that I can play baseball at a high level. But after serious consideration, both sides agree that we would benefit from a fresh start,” Bay said in a statement released by the team. After signing a $66 million, fouryear deal before the 2010 season, the three-time all-star hit .234 in three injury-plagued seasons with 26 homers and 124 RBIs, including


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a .165 average with eight homers and 20 RBIs this year. Sidelined by concussions and rib injuries, he played just 288 games for the Mets. “I’m grateful we were able to reach an agreement to allow that to happen,” Bay said. “I’m excited to keep playing and have no intention of just walking away. “I enjoyed my time in New York. I have no regrets in signing with the Mets, other than that I wasn’t able to play to the level that the team, the fans and I all expected and that we weren’t able to win more games.” Bay was owed $16 million for next season and a $3 million buyout of a 2014 option, plus the final $2 million instalment of his $8.5 million signing bonus was payable by next June. The agreement allows the Mets to spread out the payments, a person familiar with the agreement said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the fact the information was not released by the team. “Jason has a tremendous work ethic. There was never any question about it,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “Unfortunately, the results weren’t there, and we are in a results-oriented business.” An all-star in 2005, 2006 and 2009, Bay signed with the Mets after hitting .267 in his final season for Boston with career bests of 36 homers and 119 RBIs. “Jason is a great teammate, hard worker, standup guy, and true gentleman,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said. “Like Jason, we had planned for the kind of production here that he enjoyed in Boston and Pittsburgh, where he established himself as one of the game’s top players.” See INJURIES, Page 12

BY TIMES STAFF In Trail Commercial Hockey League action at the Cominco Arena, Firebird rallied in the third period to win its first game of the season on Sunday, by serving up a 5-3 loss to the Arlington. Eric Hill took a pass from Trevor Fennell and pumped in his second goal of the night 1:13 into the final frame to break a 3-3 tie, while goalie Mike Kooznetsoff shut the door the rest of the way to put Firebird firmly in the win column. Firebird jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals from


The Greater Trail Bantam AA team prepared for the upcoming season by filling 4,800 sandbags. The tiring workout is a great way to raise funds, and also to help residents battle slippery conditions.

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The Greater Trail Minor Hockey Bantam AA’s have proven to be great sandbaggers, but their hard work has definitely paid off. The Tier 2 Bantam players, coaches, and parents spent a full day last month filling close to 5,000 bags of sand for motorists looking to give themselves a little more traction over the winter. “It’s one of those things that we do as a fundraiser . . . it saves money for hockey trips and it’s really good for the kids to actually work towards something, and not just go out and sell chocolates, and its about getting out and working in the

Hill and Craig Clare, and made it 3-0 when Fennell converted a neat feed from Hill to give the combustible avian a seemingly comfortable lead at 14:33 of the second. However, the Big A stormed back scoring three straight goals from Jake Vlanich, Kris Kent, and Darryl Zol in less than five minutes to knot the game at 3-3. But that’s as close as they’d get as Hill’s winner decided it and Al Berglund would make it 5-3 with just 12 seconds remaining to ice it for Firebird. In other action Sunday, Re/Max squeezed out a 5-4 victory over

community,” said team director Lea McNaughton. The team distributes the bags to various service stations and companies throughout Greater Trail, and the funds raised will help offset expenses for travel to tournaments and play in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA). “We’ve done it for the last couple years, so places like Teck, City of Trail and Fortis and most of the gas stations all have pre-order sheets, so we fill as much as they request and then we always do extra - so we’ll have lots stockpiled for when they run out.” The Bantams have had an exceptional start to the season

OK Tire, to increase its lead in the TCHL. The implacable Cohen Rutherglen netted what proved to be the winning goal at 12:54 of the second frame to give the realtors a 5-3 lead, which held up despite a late third-period marker by the Tire’s Troy Palmer. The Tire grabbed an early 1-0 lead when Darrin Kissock settled a pass from Shawn Venturini and wired home a shot. But Re/Max came back scoring three straight on goals by Graham Proulx, Rutherglen and Gabe

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and are tied with Westside for top spot in the Bantam AA OMAHA League with five wins, three losses and a tie. The team also took home the gold medal in their first tournament in Kelowna last month and will host their own tournament Dec. 7-9 with teams from the Okanagan, Spokane and Calgary visiting. The Trail Bantams have a solid group of experienced second year kids, and quality first-year players who really add to the team dynamic, with great coaching in Craig Clare, Steve Robinson, and Ken Siddall, added McNaughton. Their next game is Saturday against Kamloops at 4:30 p.m. at the Cominco Arena.

Gaudet to take a 3-1 lead. Palmer would cut the lead to one late in the first, but Devyn Hill restored the two-point spread, before Shane Drake struck again for the Tire. Despite the loss, the Tire moved into a tie for second place with Arlington by virtue of a close 2-1 victory over the Allstars on Thursday. Tonight’s action will see Firebird take on OK Tire at 7:15 p.m. and Arlington face off against the Allstars at 8:30 p.m. On Friday Re/ Max plays Firebird at 8:15 p.m..


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FROM PAGE 11 Bay missed the final two months of the 2010 season because of a concussion sustained while slamming into the left-field fence to make a catch at Dodger Stadium. He was out for the first three weeks of 2011 with a strained ribcage. This year he was on the disabled list

from late April until early June because of a broken rib, then missed another month with a concussion when he crashed into the wall at Citi Field while trying to catch an inside-the-park homer by Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce. “There’s not a player who tried harder to succeed or was more frustrated and disappointed than Jason

himself,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I’ll miss Jason’s presence in the clubhouse as a player, teammate, and person.” Bay joins the exodus of big-name players from the Mets, who have finished fourth in the NL East for four straight years. Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and Francisco Rodriguez left a year ago.

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Brendan Persley (injuries), Aaron Hadley (World Junior “A” Challenge) and Adam Tambellini (Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game). Vernon and Trail come into Trail enters this weekend’s conFriday’s game level on points with tests having won three of their 17 each, however the Vipers have past four games, but have strugplayed three fewer games: 18 to the gled to find consistency away from Smokies’ 21. CHRIS home. With eight of the next 11 To win, the Smokies must congames away from Cominco Arena, tain power forward Jedd Soleway. now is the time for the Smokies to The Vernon product has eight goals Off the Wahl build on their strong home record against Trail since the beginning of and translate that winning attitude the 2011-12 season, and has scored a to more hostile environments. pair of goals in each of the Vipers’ two victories Friday’s matchup in Vernon is an immedi- over the Smokies this year. ate opportunity for the Smokies to avenge last Saturday, Trail visits Merritt in search of Saturday’s 9-2 home loss to the Vipers. Vernon its first win over the streaking Centennials has won two of the three meetings so far this this season. In their last visit, the Smokies got season but are without forwards Colton Sparrow, on the board early thanks to captain Garrett McMullen, but had trouble with a Cents powerplay anchored by 17-year-old rookie Dane Birks, who scored twice. Like Tambellini, Birks is off to Nova Scotia this weekend for the Top Prospects game, but the Cents still have plenty of offensive talent including former 35-goal man Derek Huisman. Trail played well in the last meeting between these two clubs, a 3-1 loss on Oct. 14 at Cominco Arena. The Smokies outshot, out-chanced, and out-skated Merritt only to fall victim to goaltender Tyler Steel, who has hit the ground running in his first season as the Centennials’ defacto number one netminder. Since that game, Trail’s offense has found its groove, scoring fewer than three goals only once in seven outings. Brent Baltus will be asked to shoulder more of the offensive load this weekend, as hulking winger Luke Sandler is lost to a two-game suspension for the checking from behind major incurred Saturday. Baltus sits eighth in the BCHL in scoring, and only Chilliwack’s Josh Hansen, 15, has scored more goals than his 13. Trail could BC BuILdInG TRAIL, welcome back 18-year-old Jesse Knowler this 8274 Waneta Highway CenTRe (250) 368-6466 weekend; the speedy forward hasn’t played since Oct. 21 but was back at practice earlier this week. This weekend’s schedule is proof positive Your taste buds will love that there are no easy games this season in the Interior division. Statement wins over nationally ranked clubs like Victoria and Chilliwack are proof as well though, that this Smoke Eater team is on its way up. Chris Wahl is the play-by-play voice of the Trail Smoke Eaters. Hear every away game by visitNick ing and clicking on the “LISTEN LIVE” link. he Smoke Eaters visit shorthanded Vernon and Merritt clubs this weekend in need of points and further improvement on their away record.



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Then tell your mother that this is what you are going to do, you’re sorry if she’s upset, you love her and she is welcome to visit. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Trying To Avoid a Christmas Circus this Year,” whose mother has been giving unequal gifts to the grandchildren. I have six grandchildren who receive different monetary gifts, and it has nothing to do with favoritism or need. I love them all equally, and their parents are well off financially. However, three of them are appreciative and send me thank-you notes. They are three sweet boys who love to hug and visit with me when I’m at their home. The other three, however, are spoiled and wouldn’t know a thank-you note from a grocery list. They take my gifts for granted and barely say hello when I visit. I finally decided that I would give every-

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so upset that I gave in and said maybe we should just get a bigger house. Annie, I don’t want a bigger house. I want a small place with just my husband and children. We thought about getting a two-family home so Mom would be close by but separate. We can’t afford a brandnew house, although we are saving for one. How can I get Mom to understand? -- Lost in Mother’s Feelings Dear Lost: You don’t need Mom to understand. You are a married woman with a family. You are entitled to have a place of your own. Mom is never going to like it, but she can get used to it. And she will still see the grandchildren as often as you permit, which we suspect will be every day. And it won’t be that easy for you, either, but it’s time to cut the apron strings. Discuss this with your husband and form a united front.

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Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for only one month, and he already has had a brief fling with a woman from his office. This caught me completely off guard. I thought we were happy, and I am pretty sure my husband enjoys being married to me. He always says I am much more than he deserves. I have repeatedly asked him why he would cheat on me. He says he needs more sex with different females to be satisfied. What should I do? -- New Bride Dear New Bride: Your husband is telling you quite frankly that he needs more than one sexual partner. This means he is likely to cheat on you multiple times in the future. Unless this is your idea of a good marriage, we don’t see much hope. Get checked for sexually transmitted diseases, and then see a counsel-

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Your horoscope By Francis Drake

For Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be patient and diplomatic in all your dealings with coworkers today. It’s too easy to lose it and then end up with egg on your face. (Not good.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a classic day for lovers’ quarrels or meltdowns with your children. Be tolerant and patient to avoid saying or doing things you might later regret. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Domestic conflicts are likely today. However, it takes two to fight. Be patient with loved ones to promote peace in the family. (For your own good!) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a mildly accidentprone day, but only because you might be impatient or angry. Accidents don’t have to occur if you guard against distractions or emotional

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upsets. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Quarrels about money or possessions might arise today. Ask yourself if any of this really will matter five years from now? Lighten up. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Today the Moon is in your sign at odds with fiery Mars. (That’s why others seem to have strong, volatile emotions and are easily quarrelsome.) Run for cover! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might feel ill at ease or disgruntled about something today. Be comforted by the thought that this will pass quickly, so no biggie. If you’re patient with yourself and others, you can enjoy this day. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Disagreements with groups (or perhaps just a friend) might take place today. Quite likely, an element of competi-

tion or rivalry is at the bottom of this. (Be cool.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Don’t lock horns with bosses or anyone in a position of authority today, because it won’t do you any good. Why lose face over something so incidental? Chill out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues, because peo-

ple are quarrelsome today! Meaning, don’t go looking for a fight. Talk about the weather or other safe subjects. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Disputes about shared property, insurance matters, inheritances and debt might arise today. Best to postpone these for another day. (It’s not a pretty picture.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Be patient with partners

and close friends today, because bickering and arguing are par for the course. Since you know this, why even go there? Be kind to yourself and others. YOU BORN TODAY Your energy is strong and very physical. You love your creature comforts and the good things in life. Although easily seduced by temptation, you acquire a philosophical wisdom as the years go by. You always like to be in control of









things. Good news! Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Erika Mann, author/journalist; Gabrielle Miller, actress; Carl Sagan, astronomer. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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1st 1st Trail Trail Real Real Estate Estate 1252 Bay Avenue, Trail (250) 368-5222 • 1993 Columbia Ave Rossland, BC (250) 362-5200 • 1252 Bay Avenue, Trail (250) 368-5222 • 1993 Columbia Ave Rossland, BC (250) 362-5200 • g Stunnin sg nn uie win StV s View

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Rossland $449,000 Rossland $449,000 Tamer Vockeroth 250-368-7477 Tamer Vockeroth 250-368-7477

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MLS# K216327 K216327 MLS#

Trail Trail $189,000 $189,000

MLS# K216202 MLS# K216202

Fruitvale $269,900 $269,900 Fruitvale

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

MLS# K216283 K216283 MLS#

Trail Trail $149,000 $149,000

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MLS# K211841 MLS# K211841

Rossland Rossland $229,900 $229,900

Rossland $259,000 $259,000 Rossland

Tamer Vockeroth 250-368-7477 Tamer Vockeroth 250-368-7477

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Salmo Salmo $139,000 $139,000

Rhonda Rhonda van van Tent Tent 250-231-7575 250-231-7575

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# K211391 MLS# K211391

Rossland $359,900 Rossland $359,900 Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490 Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# K214846 MLS# K214846

Rossland $297,000 Rossland $297,000 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420 Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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Trail Trail $148,000 $148,000

MLS# K216346 MLS# K216346

Rossland $379,900 Rossland $379,900 Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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MLS# K214582 K214582 MLS#

Trail Trail $129,900 $129,900

Fred Fred Behrens Behrens 250-368-1268 250-368-1268

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

MLS# K204952 MLS# K204952

Warfi Warfield eld $227,000 $227,000

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MLS# K214486 MLS# K214486

Rossland $199,900 $199,900 Rossland

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MLS# K215860 K215860 MLS#

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Warfield $93,000 Warfi eld $93,000

Patty Patty Leclerc-Zanet Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Trail Trail $49,000 $49,000

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SMALL square alfalfa/grass hay bales for sale. 1st and 2nd cut. Call 250-428-1793. Creston area. Pick up only.

TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312

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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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Garage Sales GARAGE SALE - NOV 12 9 am - 1 pm 16 Moller Rd Fruitvale

Misc. for Sale 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

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1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

TRAIL, upper Warfield, clean, tidy 2 bedroom condo, free parking, elevator, coin laundry, $750. includes utilities, available now. 250-364-3978 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423

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

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 bed in Beaver Falls, nice deck, shed, beside bus stop and park, utilities not included $500/mnth 1-780-315-9882 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

Homes for Rent BEAVER FALLS, nice 3bd., 2bth., 2000sq.ft., all appliances, parking, yard, deck, full bsmt., ns/np. Avail. immediately. $1050. 250-364-1463 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, 2bd., very cute inside. NS, pets neg. Large yard $800./mo. +utilities. Available immediately. 250-364-1122 GLENMERRY, 3bd. F/S, close to school, available Dec.1st. 604-512-4178 OASIS BC very small community, 3bd mobile home avail. now. $750+util. N/S. 403-2201066, 403-999-9041 TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. $950./mo. N/S, N/P. Avail. Dec.1st. 250-367-7558 W.TRAIL, 3-4bd. Washer/dryer, fridge/stove, dishwasher. Avail.immed. 250-231-3401


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Waneta $650,000

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ROSSLAND SINGE ROOMS & GUEST SUITES, private entrance, deluxe ensuite & kitchenette. Newly reno’d. N/S, N/P. Daily, Weekly, Monthly rate. 604-836-3359

SUNNINGDALE, 1bdrm. bachelor or bachelorette. TV cable included, free use of washer and dryer. Private entrance. NS. NP. $500./mo. 250-368-3055 Sunningdale:2bdrm corner unit,TV cable & heat included & free use of washer and dryer. $750/mo. 250-368-3055 TRAIL, ONE BDRM. APT. for rent. $600/mo. Heat included. Non-smoking. 250-364-2981 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

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2009 CHEV Aveo 2Lt, studded winters, 21,000kms. $9,999.00 OBO. 250-368-5957

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Rentals 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 E.TRAIL, new flooring, 1bd. $550./mo. +util. ref.req.n/p,n/s. 403-240-2089 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. FRUITVALE, D/T, 1bd. ns/np. Ref.req. $525./mo. Avail. now. Call/text 604-788-8509 ROSSLAND 2bd, clean, quiet, w/d, f/s, N/P, N/S, 250-3629473

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Columbia Heights $169,000


Waneta $479,900


Fruitvale $495,000

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Fruitvale $339,000

Glenmerry $365,000

Miral Heights $425,000

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$ By Sally MacDonald Cranbrook Townsman

Using clover traps to cull deer is not an effective way to solve Cranbrook’s problems with urban wildlife, according to a national environmental group. City council on Monday, heard a presentation by Liz White, direc-

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because it cannot target problem deer, the animals are under stress before they are killed, and more deer will move in to take the place of the deer that have been culled. Last November, Cranbrook culled 25 urban deer – 11 white-tail and 14 mule – using clover traps. But White suggested to council



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regional that “indiscriminate killing” of deer fails to solve complaints of aggressive deer. “Setting clover traps does not necessarily get the deer you want. That’s the issue. You are not going to solve the problem by setting clover traps because you may not get the animal you think.”

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 Trail Times


Kiwanis donation

Grand Forks

Fund remembers victim of Pines Bible Camp windstorm By Cassandra Chin Grand Forks Gazette

The Richard Fehr Memorial Fundraiser has been set up to raise money to send children with special needs to summer camps each year in memory of Richard Fehr. Richard Fehr died during the windstorm on July 20 at Pines Bible Camp in Grand Forks.

Amy Fehr, Richard’s mother, hopes that this will help children with special needs go to summer camp across British Columbia. “The main reason this is being done is because (Pines Bible Camp) was the happiest place for Richard. Everybody was equal there and in my heart, the way I’m going to keep on remembering

Richard are through the smiles of the kids with special needs,” she said. “It’s not just going to be concentrated in Grand Forks, it will be throughout the province.” Richard’s birthday, on June 16, will continue to be celebrated at Pines as the opening day, as well as a fundraiser.

The Local Experts™

Residents can donate their recycled bottles at the Grand Forks Bottle Depot. J. A. Hutton Elementary School will hold a raffle, with the money going towards Richard’s fund. To donate visit the Richard Fehr Memorial Fundraiser on Facebook. A donation can also be made to CIBC account 122 6932.

Submitted photo

Kiwanians Wayne Hodgson(right) and Leroy Pedersen presented Ken Siemens of All The Way Home Chaplaincy Society with a donation of $2,500 toward the purchase of the newly acquired van which serves for people with mobility issues.


1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818 ICE NEW PR

24 Hanna Drive, Oasis


531 Turner Street, Warfield

You’ll love the convenient location and open feeling of this well maintained home in Oasis. A quiet rural feel just minutes from town this family home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tandem carport, nice size rooms including a very spacious family room with access to the back yard. Don’t miss this lovely home packed with value!!

Built in 2009, this compact charmer is perfect for single, couple or empty nesters that want modern open concept, low maintenance living. Home features vaulted ceilings, heated garage, private yard and comes with New Home Warranty. Call now before its gone.

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153


2148 Daniel Street, Trail



956 Black Bear Drive, Rossland

Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur


4 bdrm home on 1.6 acres. Nicely landscaped yard, large workshop/ garage. Bright sun room with a gas fireplace and a large deck, second kitchen, rec room and wood stove in the basement, double carport and plenty of parking for all your toys!

Fantastic opportunity- 29 subdividable acres for your dream home, hobby farm or to hold as an investment. Treed with large level building sites and plenty of privacy. Electricity and telephone available at property line. Call your REALTOR® today to view this opportunity.

Third floor unit facing the mountains, very clean and modern, new appliances, ready to move in. Ideal for young couple starting out or older couple looking for carefree living.

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

1002 – 8th Street, Castlegar

1445 LeRoi Avenue, Rossland 36 Moller Road, Fruitvale



SOLD 8494 Highway 22A, Trail

#306 – 880 Wordsworth Ave, Warfield

3 bdrm heritage home with stunning river views. Featuring oak and fir hardwood floors, original kitchen cabinets, fireplace, beautiful solid wood doors and windows. Tons of storage including a root cellar for all your canning and dry goods. If you are looking for that special home this is it! Call you REALTOR® today




2233 Columbia Avenue, Rossland

Great family home in central location! 4 level split design on a huge corner lot features 4 bdrms/3 baths, master bedroom with ensuite, new laminate flooring, huge wrap-around sundeck and private patio area. A double garage, room to park an RV and all your extras with bonus storage area under deck. See it today!

Lots B&C First Avenue, Rossland

WOW! 3+bdrm 2 bath open concept, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, heated floors, hot tub, covered patio, sun deck, new roof, fire pit, double carport, u/g sprinklers on.38 acres - it’s all here!

Country living in the city! 3 bdrm home on a subdividable 150’x100’ lot with a creek in back in a great neighbourhood. Ample living space with 2 large bedrooms up, another on the main floor with several windows overlooking the expansive property. Some TLC could make this a great family home at a great price!

This 6000 sq.ft. Commercial lot with 100’ of frontage has great access, views and visual exposure. Situated in Rossland’s downtown core with both street and lane access and within walking distance of everything that Rossland has to offer.

Why pay rent? This 4 bedroom / 2 bath home needs some TLC but features a large living room (with fir floors below the carpet) and a large kitchen. A rec room, 2 more bedrooms and laundry room on the lower level and a workshop below. Great downtown Rossland location.

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

1805 McBride Street, Trail

#7 2205 Rockland Avenue, Trail

1337 Columbia Avenue, Trail

2135 McBride Street, Trail

1345 Spokane Street, Rossland




$158,000 FANTASTIC STARTER HOME. 3 bdrm/1 bth modern and home located on a great flat lot close to major shopping center and US border. Roof is 3 yrs old, great paint colors in interior, newer kitchen, laundry on main floor. Call your REALTOR® today. Call Mark (250) 231-5591





· Adult Living 3+ bedrooms 3 bedrooms · 2 Bedrooms · New H.E. Furnace · Heritage Style · 2 Baths · Central Location · Flat Lot · Attached Garage · RV Carport · Wonderful Location · Full Basement · Detached Shop · Carport and Shop · Strata Services · Great Price · Very Affordable Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162 Ron and Darlene – Your Local Hometeam” ·



This home features big bright windows, fabulous kitchen with French doors to huge deck, 2 bdrm on main, charming living room, recently updated rec room and 2 full bathrooms. Many mechanical upgrades, close to schools, town and recreation. Don’t miss viewing this charmer.

This amazing heritage family home also operates as popular B&B. Features include amazing kitchen, office/eating area with wood stove, decor and bathroom upgrades. It is located close to town, the ski hill and trails and offers beautiful views. The B&B clientele is growing and has excellent reviews.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


Mary Amantea

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

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

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Trail Daily Times, November 08, 2012  

November 08, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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