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Enrolment dips slightly BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Although Selkirk College is reporting a slight dip in student enrolment for the 2012-13 year, releasing a head count does not reflect the activity at the Trail campus, said a college spokesperson. Because the programs that are run term to term vary according to demand, getting an accurate count is tough, explained Susan Chew, Selkirk Campus manager and continuing education instructor. “Continuing education programs vary because we offer what is in high demand at a given time in the community, such as First Aid or language training,” said Chew “We are always looking for people in the community with a passion or level of expertise, to offer the community life-long learning, and it varies.” The Health Care Assistant (HCA) course has experienced such a high demand, that it now runs twice a year, for 26 weeks. “Enrolment numbers have been consistent, we have 20 seats available in the HCA program, and they are always full,” said Linda Clark, HCA instructor. Another popular program with consistent, though variable enrolment is the food service worker program. “We are a continuous intake, self-paced program,” said Geoff Tellier, chef instructor. “We have 12 to 16 students, depending on the ability, and the program is two to four years, depending on individual goals.” According to Chew, the Trail campus works to meet changing needs of the community, and this coming year, is offering a new program. “In January, we are facilitating the Justice Institute to offer its primary care paramedic program,” said Chew. “Previously, folks would have to travel to the Okanagan or (Lower) Mainland to access it. “We can facilitate these programs, but may only run them sporadically if there is not enough interest to run them on an ongoing basis,” she explained. As of Nov. 1, there were 1,937 domestic students and 122 international students studying at one of eight West Kootenay campuses or learning centres. The overall head count from 2011, recorded 20 more students – 17 more domestic and three more international. The difference is negligible and numbers may even out in the coming months, as there is still intake available for some of the trades and online programs, Pat Henman, campus spokesMP adtold 1_2_J5a_Layout 12-06-07 8:04 AM Page 1 man the Nelson 1Star.


The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign received its first donations from Trail’s mayor and Ferraro Foods on Thursday. From the left; Mayor Dieter Boggs, Linda Radtke and MaryAnn Leschiutta of Kate’s Kitchen, Major Heather Harbin, and David Caputo, Ferraro Foods.

Christmas Kettle campaign kicks off BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

In a few days, residents of Greater Trail will soon hear the familiar tinkling of bells. The Salvation Army kicked off its annual kettle campaign, and biggest fundraiser, at Ferraro Foods on Thursday. Funds raised through donations made at the Christmas kettles help provide direct, hands-on service to almost four hundred local people. The Salvation Army uses the money to host community holiday dinners and to organize food hampers that include gifts for children up to 16 years of age. “Last year we gave out 375 food hampers and fed almost 400 people at Kate’s Kitchen,” said Major Wilf Harbin of the Trail Salvation Army branch. “This year we are expecting to do even more.”

Even with the squeeze on the economy last year, Harbin said that the 2011 campaign was their most successful to date, raising $31,000. “The last few years have been really good to us, even though the economy was doing poorly,” said Harbin. The branch already has 165 volunteers to man the kettles, which will be located at the Waneta Plaza, Walmart, the liquor store in East Trail and on Pine Avenue outside Shopper’s Drug Mart. The bell ringers will be working daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., until Christmas Eve. “This year we have a Christmas gift tree in Shopper’s Drug Mart. “The cards on the tree will have the age of a child for a gift donation to the family’s Christmas hamper,” said Harbin. The Salvation Army will have a food hamper at the mall beside the kettle, as

the branch reports a trend similar to the local food banks. “We are seeing more and more working families having a difficult time making ends meet,” said Harbin. Anyone wishing to volunteer or make a donation can call the branch at 250368-3515 for more information. The Salvation Army has been in the news lately for the theft in Toronto where as many as 100,000 toys were stolen over an almost two-year period from the charity’s warehouse. Spokesman John Murray says the response from people wanting to help replace the toys has been overwhelming. Harold Chizick of the Toronto toy company Spin Master says when the company heard the news, it knew it had to do something. So it’s donating more than $100,000 worth of toys to the Salvation Army. With files from CP

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RCMP officers honoured

BY ANNALEE GRANT Cranbrook Daily Townsman

There is perhaps no finer display of Canadiana than the RCMP red serge uniform, and it was on prominent display at the St. Eugene Mission Resort on Monday. The Southeast District Queen’s Jubilee Medals and Long Service Awards Ceremony was held with Chief Superintendent Mike Sekela, district commander of the Southeast District, bestowing awards and honours upon out-

standing members of the police force in the region. The ceremony began with a parade of the more than 40 members in their traditional uniforms. This year the officers were eligible for a special honour, the Queen’s Diamond jubilee medal. The RCMP was given 2,300 medals to give out to worthy members, 136 for civilian members and 64 for auxiliary members. The Southeast District awarded 17 medals to recognize the tremendous work done by RCMP officers

across the country. Greater Trail detachment’s Sergeant Rob Hawton and Constable Jason Zilkie were among the local officers earning the recognition. The entire list reads as follows: CM Eric Ausman, Cst. Chuck Brind’ Amour, Cst. Wally Bursey, PSE Lena Guignion, PSE Chris Harland, Cst. Jeremy Knight, Cst. Andy Reutgen, S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac, Cpl. Grant Simpson, Cst. Eldene Stanley, Cpl. Phil Sullivan, Cst. Jason Tait, Cpl. Monty Taylor, Cpl. Jeffrey

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Watson and A/Cst. Patrick Wiltsie. The members were also awarded with their Long Service Medals and clasps. Those awards were created in 1934 by King George V to recognize long-serving members of the RCMP who demonstrate irreproachable character. The original medal handed out after 20 years of service is followed up by silver or bronze clasps in subsequent milestones in an officer’s career. Earning their first for 20-years as a member of the RCMP were Sgt. Troy Durand, Cpl. Rodney Hrehirchuk, Cpl. Charlotte Joa, Sgt. Laurie Mathew, Insp. Nick Romanchuk and Cpl. Betty Watson. There were five members up for their 25 year clasp. They were S/Sgt. Lorne Craig, Sgt. Derrick Donovan, Cst. Don Erichsen, Cpl. Pat Prefontaine and Cst. David Smith. After 30 years of service, the following received their clasp: Cpl. Kim Bloy, Insp. Brian Edmondson, S/ Sgt. Bob Gollan, Cpl. Rob Haney, Cst. Irvin


Greater Trail detachment’s Sergeant Rob Hawton (left), followed by Constable Jeremy Knight of Castlegar, leads the Mounties march in to the St. Eugene Mission Resort on Monday ahead of the RCMP Southeast District Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Long Service Awards Ceremony. Miller, S/Sgt. Don Smawley and Sgt. Gerry Smith. The final clasp was awarded for 35 years of service to Cpl. Chris

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Tuition funding boost aimed for unemployed BY ART HARRISON

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The B.C. government is hoping to provide an additional helping hand to unemployed British Columbians who are seeking retraining in the form of a boost to the tuition funding available to those who qualify. The Employment Program of B.C. (EPBC) is raising the cap on the amount of funding it will contribute to tuition for skills training from $4,000 to $7,500. In the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year the Ministry of Social Development will invest $343.5 million in employment programs and apprenticeship training, of which nearly $280 million is funded by the federal government through the Canada-BC Labour Market Development Agreement. Anyone wanting to enquire about potential funding will need to go through a WorkBC Service Centre, such as the Skills Centre in Trail. “Raising the tuition cap allows more people who otherwise might not be able to afford


From the left; Emily Zahn, Skills Centre Employment Facilitator, and Carol Corbett, Skills Centre Employment Services Manager. training to pursue driving, or trades; jobs the goal is to increase their goals,” said Skills that are still in demand access to skill training. “Our government Centre Employment in this area. “This increase may believes that people Services Manager, Carol help more people locally want to be self-suffiCorbett. “Many of the jobs that to access the training cient, support their families, and contribute people in the Greater they need.” B.C.’s Minister of to a growing economy. Trail area have trad“Tuition supports itionally sought train- Social Development, ing for were programs Moira Stillwell said available through the in health care, truck in a press release said Employment Program

of BC help unemployed British Columbians have more opportunity to access skills training that will help them find – and keep – a job.” Funding for skills development from the Labour Market Development agreement between the federal and provincial governments is available to those who are unemployed or under-employed and are either on Employment Insurance or who have been within the last three years. The additional funding will take effect on training agreements signed from Monday and on with no set time limit or end date for the increase. The Employment Program of B.C., launched in April, 2012, is delivered through 85 WorkBC Employment Service Centres and over 100 satellite, mobile, or outreach services around the province. The goal of EPBC is to offer a full suit of employment programs to all British Columbians, including specialized populations, while ensuring quick and easy access through a single door.

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The Skills Centre in Trail is holding an open house on Nov. 27 to show off its recently renovated facilities and introduce the public to staff and new services available with its designation as a WorkBC Employment Services Centre.  As of April of this year the Skills Centre has been awarded the contract through the Employment Program of BC (EPBC) to include the variety of employment services it has been offering since 1997 along with programs offered by several community partners. The creation of the EPBC WorkBC service centres coordinates a variety of related programs, amalgamating them as a one-stop service.   Now included under the WorkBC banner at the Skills Centre, along with its existing employments services are assessment and referrals to the Career Development Services employment program for individuals facing significant barriers to employment, the Community Futures Self Employment Program, and the Trail FAIR Society’s Bridging program for women survivors of abuse.  The Skills Centre staff and a number of   provincial government representatives will be on hand Tuesday to greet the public and explain the changes in services offered to job searchers and interested individuals in the Greater Trail area. – Harrison

Support for eye surgery equipment reviewed BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And in that eye is the delivery of ophthalmology services in the Kootenay Boundary region, with the current eye doctor in Trail having delivered a salvo to the health district on the under performing state of surgical equipment at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). Citing Nelson as having a microscope that met the standards he was looking for, in May Dr. ReneLouis Morency moved eye surgeries out of KBRH to Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Up until that time eye surgeries had been performed at both sites. “Definitely this came to a crisis with the new ophthalmologist who has been here as a year-locum ... and with his training he has asked for a number of items that did not fall within our normal process of equipment,” said Ingrid Hampf, acute care area director for Kootenay Boundary. Although Interior Health Authority officials reviewed the impact of the request, bumping the request to the top of the list at this point would impact to other services, she noted. The ball park cost of the

“It’s really looking at the full service of surgery that we offer in the Kootenay Boundary. That’s why we are engaging our physicians on a solution that is more than just ophthalmology” INGRID HAMPF

equipment of the entire request would be almost $400,000, said Hampf, being drawn out of the capital budget for equip-

ment under $100,000. However, that $1 million budget is shared across the entire region of Kootenay Boundary and has to provide all equipment to all programs. This isn’t just an administrative issue, Hampf explained, but a service issue. “The complexity of this is ophthalmology is just one piece, and whatever happens affects all of the other surgical programs,” Hampf explained. “It’s really looking at the full service of surgery that we offer in Kootenay Boundary. That’s why we are engaging our physicians on a solution that is more than just ophthal-


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mology.” Since that time IHA officials met in early November with physician representatives and all surgical disciplines to look at a sustainable surgical model for the entire area. Hampf said the IHA presented the physicians with some options on the delivery of services in the region. “We certainly want to look at the ophthalmology service and we have been since May with the fact that a number of pieces of equipment need to upgraded within the region, both at Trail and at Nelson,” she said. The doctors have


chosen to take until the end of the month to review the entire program before they meet again with the IHA officials. As well, a final decision hasn’t been made if the IHA will consolidate cataract surgeries to one site in Kootenay Boundary, or remain with a two-site model as has been done in the past. The only aspect of ophthalmology being compromised is cataract surgery. Currently, people across the region still have access to cataract surgery in Nelson. There are around 600 surgeries annually performed in the area.

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Union files complaint over safety THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - The United Steelworkers Union has filed a complaint with the provincial mines ministry over the safety conditions facing temporary foreign workers at a northern B.C. coal mine. The letter to Mines Minister Rich Coleman says the workers brought over from China by HD

Mining International don’t speak English well enough to understand and comply with hundreds of pages of health and safety rules. Nor do they understand their rights in Canada, say the Steelworkers. “Underground mining is one of the most dangerous occupations in Canada,” says the letter, which points out there were 82 fatal-

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can inspect the site to determine compliance under the act,” the spokesperson said in an email response to questions. “To fulfil its commitment under the act, we require the company to follow all health and safety standards as outlined under the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in B.C.” Last year, according to Service Canada, the government received almost 109,000 applications for labour market opinions from employers seeking temporary worker permits, and it issued just shy of 71,000 across the country for myriad industries. HD Mining International Ltd. is a partnership between China-based Huiyong Holding Group, which owns a 55 per cent stake, and Canadian Dehua International Mines Group Inc. The company has been granted temporary foreign worker permits for between 200 and 300 workers at the underground mine. The company said it was unable to find Canadian workers with the necessary skills for the long-wall technique that will be used to extract coal, a method not used at any other operation in Canada.



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Former homeless man sues

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ing structures on the street. “I’ve tried to stay at shelters and in (single-room occupancy) hotels, but was horrified by the violence I saw and felt safer outside,” said Taylor. “I wasn’t in anyone’s way, but was consistently told I had to move somewhere by the police and engineers. Where was I supposed to go?” Pivot is challenging the constitutionality of three city bylaws, claiming they violate the charter right to life, liberty and security of the person because they prohibit people from sleeping outdoors legally anywhere in the city. “These by-laws harm homeless people because when you make an activity illegal, people are

still going to do that activity if they have to,” said Pivot lawyer Scott Bernstein, who is representing Taylor in the case “What it means is that people are going to be doing it out of the public eye, they’re going to be moving to more secluded places, they’re going to be getting into darker areas away from the police eye as much as possible. This puts them into more harm,” he said. “In September we actually had incidents in Stanley Park where homeless people were assaulted by members of the public. We think that’s tied into how these bylaws affect the public space and make people move to more remote areas to get away from police view,” Bernstein said.

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National Grey Cup Gallop

NDP leader calls for long-term funding for municipal infrastructure


Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee, rides his horse, Marty, in the front foyer of the Royal York hotel Thursday, in Toronto. Calgary Stampeders will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League Grey Cup Sunday.


London mayor refuses to step down despite charges THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON, Ont. A former Liberal MP facing criminal charges in a fraud investigation stemming from his time as a cabinet minister staunchly refused Thursday to step down from his post as mayor of London, Ont. Joe Fontana was charged Wednesday by the RCMP with fraud under $5,000, breach of trust by a public official and uttering forged documents. He is alleged to have inappropriately used funds when

he was a member of Parliament. Fontana denied any wrongdoing at a news conference held at his lawyer’s office Thursday. “I’m innocent of all of these charges and I intend to fight as hard as I possibly can to clear my name,” he said as about two dozen protesters gathered outside chanted for him to resign. “I’m not stepping aside. I’m not going to abandon my post. I have a responsibility and obligation that was given to me by the HIGH FRAME RATE 3D


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$18,900 was received several months later. A media officer with the RCMP said Wednesday the value of fraud Fontana is charged with is set at $1,700 and that “there is no evidence to suggest or support that other government funding was received for Joseph Fontana’s personal expenses.”

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egardless of the result in the Calgary-Centre by-election next week, the real winner will be Stephen Harper. Obviously he wins if the Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt takes the seat. Crockatt is a rightwinger who has made clear that she will be an obedient backbencher who follows the government line on everything rather than trying to merely represent her local constituents. Following a longstanding and often successful Tory strategy, especially in Alberta, Crockatt refused to debate her opponents until a backlash from constituents forced her to appear on the weekend at one debate with the Liberal, Green, and NDP candidates who hope to unseat her. But Harper arguably is a bigger winner in the long run if either the Liberal or Green candidates, both of whom have impressive resumes, manage to run ahead of Crockatt and take the seat. Harper will be the winner because an upset in Calgary Centre will feed the delusion that the parties of the centre in Canada (there is no left at the moment if one takes the stances of both the late Jack Layton and his successor, Thomas

Mulcair, as the centrist the actual parties don’t policies of really quite the NDP) can get it, about a continue to third or more compete with of Canadians one another in actually are every electoral conservative contest during dinosaurs ALVIN the next genon economic eral election issues. Troy Media in 2015, and Perhaps do not need to t h r e e cooperate in seats where Canadians in five disagree the Tories are vulnerable. and believe that governCanadians, they will say, ment has an important have decided to reject the role to play in the econTory wrecking crew that omy, in the preservation of is tearing apart Canada’s Canadian identity, and in social programs, remov- the creation of greater ecoing government oversight nomic equality. But, with over everything from the their votes divided among environment to the safe- several parties, these ty of the food supply, and centrist and left-leaning providing Canada with a Canadians are less likely militaristic and one-sided to elect a government than foreign policy. Each of the their American counterparties will argue that it parts who represent half or offers Canadians the best less of the population. set of alternative policies Why? In part, this is and personalities, and that, because the Canadian in any case, if a coalition Conservatives, when is needed to defeat the one excludes Quebec, Tories that it can be formed are as plentiful as their AFTER the election since American counterparts the Tories have no chance who face a united centrist of forming a second major- effort. In 2011, the federal ity government. Conservatives won short of But that is all nonsense. 40 per cent of all Canadian As recent polls by Abacus votes. But if Quebec is not and Ipsos-Reid demon- included, that figure rises strate, the Harper govern- to an impressive 46 per ment has alienated only cent. With the Greens on a small proportion of its the rise, what are the real 2011 social base. While chances that in English


Canada, three parties with only slight differences in policy that anyone outside of their small memberships can identify, will manage, while running against each other everywhere, to hold off a party that is just short of being the majority party outside Quebec? Of course, there is the possibility that if the Conservatives appear to be corrupt or incompetent that a portion of their 2011 voters will move their votes to another party and make another majority victory unlikely. The robocalls scandal might yet emerge as an issue that causes havoc for the governing party; or perhaps the economy will be in a shambles in 2015. But in the absence of something cataclysmic emerging, the likelihood is that the Tories and the boring Mr. Harper will still appear the most secure bet for the substantial conservative minority in Canada that can sometimes approach a Conservative majority in English Canada. For progressives, that would be a disaster because the Conservatives are indeed making war on the poor, denigrating “entitlement” programs as if citizens have no right to social guarantees, and limiting the scope of gov-

ernment action. The longer they stay in power, the harder it will be to reverse their actions. So what stops the Liberals, NDP, and Greens from coming to a working arrangement to give Canada a more progressive, if not exactly socialist, government? The simple answer is tribalism. Fewer than one per cent of Canadians belong to these parties, but those who join and stay in the parties get easily brainwashed into thinking that their little tribe is righteous, and the other two parties are insincere and tricky. In each party there are individuals with boring day jobs who long to be power-brokers in a government by their party tribe. By refusing to work together, they are giving the Canadian Tories the same carte blanche that Labour and the predecessor of today’s Liberal Democrats gave to Margaret Thatcher to use her minority of the vote to destroy the British welfare state, an accomplishment which a Labour government was unable to reverse after 18 years of Thatcherite rhetoric changed the basic social debate within that country. Alvin Finkel teaches History at Athabasca University.

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Letters & Opinion

That’s not a light at the end of the tunnel


he World Energy our time.) According to the report’s Outlook 2012 report by the International Executive Summary, “ . . . the Energy Agency has got- climate goal of limiting warmten a lot of ink in Canada, ing to 2 degree C is becoming more difficult because of this and more costly prediction: with each year “By around that passes. Our 2020, the United 450 Scenario States is proexamines the jected to become actions necesthe largest global sary to achieve oil producer   . this goal and . . and starts to finds that almost see the impact Phil four-fifths of the of new fuel-effiCO2 emissions ciency measures allowable by in transport. The Troy Media 2035 are already result is a conlocked-in by tinued fall in U.S. oil imports, to the extent that existing power plants, factorNorth America becomes a net ies, buildings, etc. If action to reduce CO2 emissions is oil exporter around 2030.” Obviously, if this is correct, not taken before 2017, all the it has tremendous implica- allowable CO2 emissions would tions for Canada, because of be locked-in by energy infrathe expected double whammy structure existing at that time. of lower oil prices and less Rapid deployment of energyAmerican demand for Canadian efficient technologies – as in product. Developing new mar- our Efficient World Scenario kets will be essential, which will – would postpone this complete require creativity and respect- lock-in to 2022, buying time to ful collaboration, not rhetoric secure a much needed global agreement to cut greenhouseand character assassination. I would, however, enter gas emissions. No more than one-third of one caveat about the projected increase in production. It proven reserves of fossil fuels depends on continued fracking. can be consumed prior to 2050 But whereas early wells were if the world is to achieve the 2 fracked only once or twice, the degree C goal  . . . .” These facts, from a muchprocess is now being used up to 40 times in one well. Since respected middle-of-the-road American public opinion is agency, should give pause to the already becoming increasing- business-as-usual advocates of ly resistant to the technique, expanded oil sands production, governments will no doubt who seem to live in a cocoon of respond to this increased inten- blissful denial of both the need sity with tighter regulations. to limit production for reasons Thus, straight-line projections of climate and the fact that “the of future U. S. oil production economy is the wholly-owned may not be the best guide to subsidiary of the environment” (an aphorism attributed to the future. Perhaps another part of both professor at the School the IEA report, about climate of Public Policy of University change, should worry us even of Maryland Herman Daly and more. (Like Chris Turner, Chairman/Chief Scientist of Green Party candidate in the the Rocky Mountain Institute upcoming Calgary Centre by- Amory Lovins). At the moment, the mindelection, I believe that climate change is the defining issue of less rush to expand oil produc-


tion is being rethought, but merely for economic reasons. Maybe economics will save us, where the threat of widespread and catastrophic global warming will not. For when the price of oil declines more, due to increased supply and energy conservation, pie-inthe-sky profit projections and their attendant expansion plans may melt away. Add to this labour and material shortages and maybe oil sands greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced to acceptable levels in spite of ourselves. Stabilizing oil sands production would also help us deal with the tremendous cumulative impact of past development practices. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia – yes, Saudi Arabia! – intends to spend more than US$100 billion on solar electricity generation. Yet Alberta still has its collective head in the (oil) sands. Why can’t we help shape a new, diversified, energy future, instead of being immersed in steadily-increasing high-carbon energy production? Let us remember that solar gain is much greater in Alberta than in one of the world leaders in renewable energy, Germany. Alberta could become a diversified energy powerhouse, instead of just an oil and gas hinterland. When will we begin an adult conversation on energy policy in Alberta and Canada? Apparently we can’t depend on governments to initiate it. Maybe the Pembina Institute or Canada’s Green Parties can lead it. Visionaries in the oil patch would probably also participate. Alberta can do better – indeed, this could be our century – but only if our people make their voices heard. Phil Elder is a former federal Liberal Assistant (196770), NDP provincial candidate in 1982, and was a strategic Green voter in the last federal election.

Don’t let thieves steal Christmas spirit

An editorial from the Toronto Star It couldn’t have come at a worse time. News that the Salvation Army has fallen prey to a $2-million theft in Toronto broke just as the agency kicked off its annual Christmas campaign. That’s truly unfortunate for the Sally Ann. But the real victims are the kids who should have received about 100,000 toys that have now gone missing and donors to

the charity who provided that bounty. They have every right to be upset. But the pain caused by this crime will only intensify if the public loses trust in the Salvation Army and quits giving. That mustn’t happen. The work this agency does is too important - and the people it helps too many - to just turn away. “Every dollar that’s entrusted to us is sacred. We don’t take that lightly,” Salvation

Army Maj. John Murray told reporters on Wednesday. “Fraud happens, unfortunately.” In an unrelated matter, the Sally Ann’s Ottawa centre is reporting the loss of $250,000 and the firing of its executive director. Murray said security is being revamped and beefed up, and that’s heartening. It’s also reassuring to know the Army will continue its good work this Christmas.

“The Salvation Army will help anyone who comes to us this Christmas season, and in Christmases to come,” said Murray. “The Salvation Army is about helping people in need. That’s who we are.” As long as donations still flow, the Sally Ann will keep doing just that. So let’s continue giving. Yes, thieves have made off with some goods, but don’t let them steal our Christmas spirit.


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OBITUARIES MALNARICH, ALBERT JAMES, January 6, 1918 - November 18, 2012 Albert passed away peacefully at Brook Haven Home Care in West Kelowna. Born in Minneapolis Minnesota, he grew up in the West Kootenays, mainly Trail and Rossland, where he worked at Cominco( Teck). Albert was predeceased by his wife Aili, his daughters Bonnie (Syberg), Sylvia (Colibaba). He is survived by his son Jack, and grandchildren Jolene and Jarrett Malnarich, and Jason and Neil Syberg. Albert was a true outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, skiing (it was so pretty to watch him in the powder, the deeper the better), and he loved his garden at Deer Park where he spent his summers. A thanks to the staff at Brook Haven in West Kelowna for looking after Albert for the last eight years, they are a special group. In lieu of flowers donations to your local SPCA would be appreciated as Albert loved dogs and always had one by his side. A celebration of Albert’s life will take place in the spring. *** BURTON (NEE BARISOFF), ELAINE — With great sadness the family of Elaine Burton of Fruitvale wish to announce her passing on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Columbia View Lodge in Trail, blessed with 56 years of life. Elaine was born in Nelson, BC on January 25, 1956 to parents Grace and George Barisoff. She was the youngest of four children and enjoyed growing up in Krestova. Elaine married at the young age of 16 and raised her two children in the Thrums and Castlegar areas. She remarried in 1980 and relocated her family to Crescent Valley until the mid 1990’s. Her last 17 years were spent in Robson, Trail and finally Fruitvale since 2009. During the 1980’s and 1990’s Elaine worked in retail management in the clothing and food industries. She had a good business sense and partnered in selfemployed businesses for many of those years. Elaine even found time to volunteer as a spokesperson for the BC Schizophrenia Society and the Salvation Army. Elaine had a passion for nature, natural healing, animals and helping others. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, picking mushrooms, camping, fishing, and nuturing her beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. She bred Cocker Spaniels and treasured them as children, especially after her own children graduated and went their ways. Elaine was extremely creative. She was gifted with beautiful calligraphic penmanship. Her talents were very obvious through cross-stitching, bead working and making jewelry. Elaine loved to sing, play guitar, read, do crossword puzzles and master Sudoko puzzles – even in

her last days. Her greatest loves were her children and grandchildren. Elaine’s heart was very generous and loving. She continually looked out for the best interests of others. Despite her diagnosis and progression of lung cancer in the past 2 years, Elaine met each day with her undeniable faith in God. She continued to see beyond her circumstances, stayed full of joy and remained an overcomer. She was predeceased by her father George in 1979 and her mother Grace in 2001. Left to mourn her loss is her son Kris Burton; daughter Deena (Jamie) Beauchamp; grandchildren Evan and Kelly Buday and Brady, Jenna and Abby Beauchamp; sister Katie (George) Koochin; brothers Fred (Diane) Nazar and George (Nettie) Barisoff; many nephews and nieces. Cremation has taken place under the care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel and a Private Celebration of Life will held in Castlegar at a later date. Expressions of sympathy can be emailed to Castlegar Funeral Chapel ( or donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to: Memorials Department, BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009, Stn. D, Vancouver BC V6J 9Z9. *** WALZ (NEE BOZER), ELIZABETH — was born in Saskatchewan on February 4, 1924 and passed away peacefully with family in attendance on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Trail. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1994. She is survived by her long-time companion, Mel, her children Peter (Jean), Jim (Eleanor), Wayne (Maxine) and BettyLou (Bud) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A viewing will take place in Carberry’s Chapel at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Fruitvale on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm with an interment to follow immediately at the Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery with Father J. Joseph Kizhakethottathil M.S.T. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for their care and compassion. As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Box 40, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0, would be greatly appreciated. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at


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‘Bachelor’ lovebirds house hunting

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The stars of Canada’s first-ever reality dating show “The Bachelor Canada” are adamant: They will get married. Brad Smith and Bianka Kamber say they are eager to tie the knot as soon as possible now that the campy TV series that brought them together has wrapped with a tearful finale. The duo cuddled on a couch for a day of media interviews Thursday, pausing between declarations of affection to offer quick pecks on the lips. “It’s hard for a lot of people to believe that you can have an organic relationship on a reality television show but for us it was seamless,” says the 29-year-old Smith, his arm draped around the 28-yearold Kamber. “We knew by Day 4 that this was the best decision that we’ve ever made.” A wedding date has not been set but Smith, a former wide receiver with the Canadian Football League, says he’s hoping it will be “ASAP.” They say they’ve already begun hunting for a house

in Toronto where they can start the rest of their lives. In the meantime, Smith says he has moved in with Kamber and her family in Mississauga, Ont. The first-ever edition of “The Bachelor Canada” wrapped Wednesday with the beefy former football player presenting a diamond-studded engagement ring to the curvaceous brunette nurse. In doing so, he bid farewell to 24-year-old administrative assistant Whitney Lee, who floundered after meeting Smith’s family in the finale despite appearing to be the front-runner for most of the series. “B, this is by far the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Smith said as he got down on one knee with the picturesque Barbados coastline behind him. “Bianka Kamber will you marry me?” “Yes,” she said immediately, later letting out an exuberant “Whoo!” Kamber claimed Smith over more than two dozen other contenders including a shapely Playboy bunny from Vancouver and a bubbly blond pastor from Sylvan Lake, Alta.

Kamber distinguished herself early on by openly discussing the heartbreak of a past relationship with another athlete - widely reported to be NBA forward Kris Humphries. She gushed in the finale that she had fallen head over heels for Smith. “I’ve never ever felt so sure about something in my entire life,” Kamber said on the show. “I followed my heart and followed my gut and wouldn’t have done it any other way.” Production wrapped five months ago and although the duo have had to keep their relationship under wraps, Smith says they’ve been on four vacations together. Smith says he was impressed the producers appeared genuinely interested in doing what they could to support them as a couple. “We were worried that once the production aspect stopped the humanity would kind of decrease a little bit and they’d be like, ‘OK, well you’re not on the show anymore,’ but they did an amazing job facilitating our relationship outside of that,” Smith said.

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TransAlta drops plans for power project

By Aaron Orlando

Revelstoke Times Review

Regional environmental groups are celebrating after TransAlta Corporation announced last week that they are dropping plans to build a 45-megawatt river power project in the Incomappleux Valley.

TransAlta spokesperson Stacey Hatcher confirmed for the Times Review that TransAlta notified B.C. government regulators on Nov. 14 that they were withdrawing their investigative and water licence applications for their independent power producer (IPP) pro-

ject. The plan to build a 45-megawatt power plant and 75 kilometres of transmission line down the valley to Beaton drew opposition from a spectrum of environmental groups in the region, including the West Kootenay EcoSociety,

Valhalla Wilderness Society and the Revelstokebased North Columbia Environmental Society. Hatcher told the Times Review the decision to cancel was based on a number of factors. The Calgary-based energy company inherited the project through a take-

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What is Advent for the Christian? What is Advent for the Christian? Is it a time of penance or preparation? Actually, the answer is yes – to both. A good way to prepare for Christmas is to prepare our hearts for receiving the Christ child by reflecting on the life we have lead for the past year. Have we been open and obedient to the Lord in our daily life, or have there been times that we were self-centred in our actions or attitudes? Honestly, most of us would probably have to admit that the later and not the former is our truth. In acknowledging this probable reality, we have the opportunity to turn toward others with a new attitude over the next month as we journey toward Christmas, an attitude of hope, of peace, of gentleness, and yes, love. This Sunday, we in the Catholic Tradition celebrate the Feast of Christ the King – reminding us that Jesus is indeed the King of all creation, and that we are all called to follow Him into His kingdom. Even though the Feast itself may only be celebrated formally by the Catholic Church, it is still a truth recognised by all who claim the name of Christian. As we journey toward Christmas will allow the reality of our common faith in Christ to be

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expressed in the communities in which we live? Advent gives us an opportunity to show the love and generosity that the Lord has shown to us by the care we show for the less fortunate and those around us. In this time of preparation, we are invited to enter into the mystery of Christ’s birth by participating in the journey to Bethlehem with Saint Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary; how are you going to prepare for the Lord’s birth in your own life this year? On behalf of the Trail Catholic Community, I offer each of you Peace and Joy throughout the Advent Season. Father Jim McHugh is the new Father Jim priest for the Trail Catholic McHugh Community. He comes to us from

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Sharing in the task of a prophet

ecause she is a girl, she was shot in the head. Malala Yousafzai has become a household name since the Taliban attempted to assassinate her on Oct. 9 as she and other girls rode home from school. Malala’s crime: her conviction that girls have a right to education. Her advocacy for the education of girls began in 2009, when the Taliban captured her town of Mingora in the Swat valley of louise Pakistan, and began a reign of terror. Eleven years old Everyday Theology at the time, Malala wrote a blog for the BBC describing life under the Taliban. While Malala wrote anonymously under the pen name Gul Malek, which means “grief stricken”, it was only a matter of time before the Taliban discovered her identity. Since 2011, when she was awarded Pakistan’s National Peace Prize, and nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize, the Taliban have been out to get Malala, who believes that the education for girls is a human right, a means of reducing poverty, and a tool for peace. These accolades fail to impress the Taliban, who describe Malala as a “symbol of obscenity”, and have said they will attack her again. Even while she is at her weakest and most vulnerable, recovering in a hospital bed far from home, Malala has power over these gun-toting religious extremists. The strength of her convictions, her spiritual courage, and her ability to inspire others scare these men. While the Taliban call Malala a symbol of obscenity, others call her a “symbol of resistance”, a “symbol of peace,” and a “voice in the wilderness”. This last epithet strikes me as particularly apt. It brings to mind the Old Testament prophets and John the Baptist. These were not doom and gloom harbingers of an apocalypse. These were prophets who brought hope to oppressed communities. They challenged the dominant culture, offered a different vision of the future and energized the people. Malala is like these prophets. She discerns a reality that transcends her current personal and communal experience of suffering. She envisions a new future. She inspires others to work for change. The Taliban has presently quieted Malala, but her voice echoes in the courageous actions of others who daily challenge oppression. Her voice echoes in the determined footsteps of girls who continue to attend school. Her voice echoes in the fathers who allow their daughters to attend school despite the risks. These fathers and daughters are everyday prophets who know that to do nothing in the face of oppression presents a greater risk. Every so often, someone exceptional like Malala appears. While Malala’s prophetic imagination is linked with a specific situation, the call to be a prophet is universal. Each one of us shares the prophetic task of envisioning and building a more just world, where the dignity and rights of all people are honored. Each one of us has a responsibility to do our part so that justice flows like a mighty river, enriching the lives of all people, regardless of sex, race, or creed. Trail resident Louise McEwan has a background in education and catechesis, and degrees in English and Theology. She writes every other week. She blogs at www.faithcolouredglasses. Contact her at mcewan.lou@


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Fans eager to celebrate at home and on the road THE CANADIAN PRESS With her beloved B.C. Lions out of the running for Sunday’s Grey Cup, Jenny Brittain won’t have a chance to roar her support for the hometown team - but she still plans to party come game day. Brittain and her husband of 49 years, Ray, are co-founders of the Lion Backers Fan Club and are fervent boosters of the team. The greatgrandmother joined others during the season to bring a variety of edible treats to the players, from fresh fruit and cakes to cookies and baked loaves. In the past, Brittain said they have joined a select few for a Grey Cup potluck comprising comfort food favourites like chili and potato salad. While still unsure of whether she’ll be watching from home or elsewhere on Sunday, she plans to have crackers, cream cheese and pepper jelly at the ready to root for the Toronto Argonauts to take the title on home turf against the Calgary Stampeders. “With the Grey Cup being there, I think they deserve to win,” she said in an interview from her home in New Westminster. The 76-year-old was there to witness the Lions hoist the league championship trophy at home last year, and said the celebrations and atmosphere surrounding the Grey Cup are reminiscent of another high-profile sporting event staged in the city. “It’s like when we had the Olympics here, it’s the same feeling,” Brittain said. “You’ve got something big going and you’re involved in it. Your whole province should be involved in this. And it just gives you - I don’t know. It makes you want to cheer.” Fellow Lions fan Keith Whittier reserved seats for Sunday’s Grey Cup last year, and will head from Ottawa to Toronto to take part in various festivities leading up to the championship final. Upon his arrival in Hogtown, Whittier said he plans to pick up the program outlining the various fetes being held in the city by league teams and their supporters. From the Spirit of Edmonton breakfast to the Touchdown Manitoba social, the Argos’ Double Blue Bash to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ TigerTown Wrecker’s Ball, the calendar will be stacked with team parties and galas leading up to the Grey Cup, along with a roster of exhibitions and other events. “We’ve gotten to the point now where we have friends who come from all over from all the different cities, and we all always seem to meet up in whatever city the Grey Cup is being hosted and we pretty much go from party to party,” said Whittier, who will be attending his fifth league championship final. “One of the things I really like about the CFL

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and especially the fanbase is everyone is loyal to their own team; but everyone, for the most part, plays really well in the sandbox.” Whittier said one of the great aspects of team socials is the accessibility to players and coaching staff who attend, adding that he bumps into Lions general manager and former head coach Wally Buono each year at a party. “Here’s a guy who’s broken all these coaching records and is a surefire Hall of Famer who remembers me by face and says, `Hey, how are things?’ and is very sociable,” Whittier said of Buono. “That’s one of the things I like about the league. Because there’s not all these multimillion-dollar contracts, you also don’t have a lot of ego, so there’s a lot of approachability. “You see these guys playing out on the field and they’re phenomenal at what they do, and then you walk up to them and it’s just the simplest conversation you could ever have,” he added. “That coupled with seeing the friends that I’ve acquired over the years, seeing them year after year at those parties... those are the memories. To me, those are the things that are the most special.” The Montreal Alouettes may have missed a shot at a Grey Cup berth, but team supporter Claude Martel is still hoping to bring his customary pre-game celebration to Toronto - not to mention a cooler filled with sausages, patties and fine cuts of meat. Sunday will mark the fourth time Martel will attend the league final, and he has his sights set on heading to Regina for next year’s championship contest. Regardless of which team they support, Martel said there’s a sense of camaraderie among all the league’s fans during the Grey Cup, pointing as an example to the contingent of Calgary fans who travel and organize free breakfasts. “It’s a big brotherhood. There’s no rivalry here,” he said. “It’s all CFL fans.”

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Steven Douglas Bradshaw of Trail and Lucille Margaret Potekal of Trail were married at The Salvation Army Church Oct. 13, 2012. The couple have planned for a honeymoon in the near future, and are residing in Trail.

Fraud prevention seminar on Nov. 27 TRAIL –The RCMP Crime Prevention Office will be conducting a crime prevention presentation covering fraud and scams and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. The presentation is free and will be at the Trail Aquatic Centre on Nov. 27 between 10 a.m. and noon. Please register for this presentation  by calling 250-364-0888. There is also a cheque scam occurring that attempts to lure consumers with

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Trail can’t complete comeback BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

The Trail Smoke Eaters made a stunning third-period comeback against the Penticton Vees Wednesday night only to come up short in a 7-6 loss. The Vees erupted for five goals in the second period to take a commanding 7-2 lead into the third, but the never-say-die Smokies battled back scoring four times in the final 10-minutes to give the Vees a scare. “We didn’t show up in the second, and I lost my mind in the intermission, and if we’d have had five more minutes we would have won the game,” said Smokies coach Bill Birks. Jesse Knowler gave the Smoke Eaters an early lead as Trail came out strong, but former Smokie Sam Mellor evened the score and

Cam Amantea took advantage of a fortuitous bounce off the back-boards, beating starter Adam Todd on a back hand to take a 2-1 lead into the second period. A pair of goals each by Lou Nanne and Wade Murphy would make it 7-2 at the end of two, but, the Smokies did not roll over and came out firing in the third. Ryan Edwards notched his third of the season - all against the Vees - when he banged in a Connor Collett rebound. Austin Adduono made it 7-4 when he rifled one past Vee goalie Chad Katunar. The Smokies would chase Katunar for the second game in a row as the newly acquired Brett Hambrook netted his first goal as a Smokie deflecting in a Valik Chichkin point shot to make it 7-5.

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Tyler Berkholtz would cut the lead to one with 2:44 to play, but the Smokies could not find the equalizer. Hambrook will face his former team as Trail plays a home-andhome with Salmon Arm starting tonight at the Cominco Arena. “He played real good last night,” said Birks. “Just a steady defenceman, blocks shots, an awesome leader . . . he’s a great addition.” The Silverbacks are coming off a solid weekend of hockey dropping a close 3-2 decision to Penticton before defeating Prince George Spruce Kings 4-3 and the Merritt Centennials 6-4. “They’re going to be good. It’s a must four points when you’re playing teams below you, when the division’s that tight.” The ‘Backs scored an uncharacteristic twelve goals over those nine periods of hockey, half of which came off the stick of BCHL Player of the Week Brandon Mistal who along with Steven Iacobellis and Alex Gillies combined for 16 points. With teams starting to key on the Brent Baltus, Garrett McMullen, and Scott Davidson line, the line of Edwards, Collett, and Berkholtz has picked up the slack counting 18 points in the past three games. The line of Adduono, Luke Sandler, and Knowler also pitched in Wednesday accounting for five points in the loss. The Smokies look to improve on their 8-3 home record with a win over the Gorillas tonight. The teams face off at 7:30 p.m.


Above: The Beaver Valley Figure Skating Club and Can-Skate programs take to the ice every Monday and Friday at the Beaver Valley Arena. Figure skaters like Ally Mason (right) and Isabella Louwe (left) took advantage of a simulated competition last week to prepare for the upcoming West Kootenay Open skate competition Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

Figure skaters prep for competition BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

The Beaver Valley Skating Club developed a new strategy to prepare its young skaters for their first West Kootenay Open Competition next week. The “Funtastic” competition simulation last Friday saw beginner and novice figure skaters glide and jump through the various elements and freeskate portion to familiarize skaters with the protocol and pressure of competition. “It’s for a new batch of young kids who haven’t competed before, and it just gives them a chance to get the feel

for it, to get over the first-time jitters,” said Club treasurer Shelley Verhelst. “To see what the process is like so they’re not overwhelmed in competition.” The simulation even included judges Linda Walker, Jan Westbury, and Myrna Reichmuth providing scores and critiques on each skaters’ performance to help identify areas for improvement. But participation is the most important element and organizers want to see skaters of all ages and abilities lace them up and give it a try. Programs include pre-CanSkate for the really beginner

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Saints host Eastern Washington By Times Staff Following a rare weekend off, the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey team will be looking to extend their BC Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season win streak to 11 games when Eastern Washington University visits the Castlegar Rec Complex on Saturday night for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff. The evening will double as a food drive benefiting the Selkirk College Student Union’s Food Bank. All fans who bring a non-perishable food item or donate $2 or more on Saturday night will be entered for the chance to partici-

pate in an on-ice turkey bowling contest during the second intermission. The turkey bowling winner will take a home their turkey and a prize package from Selkirk College and team sponsors. The Eagles team has run hot and cold over the opening six weeks of the regular season, but topped Thompson Rivers in overtime on Saturday night to end a three-game losing skid and currently sit third in the BCIHL standings with a 4-4-0-1 record. Tickets: $8 Adults and $5 Selkirk students and staff, seniors, and children over 6.

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Buchy win keeps B.C. in it THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL – Tom Buchy’s Team B.C. stayed in the mix at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship with a must win over Saskatchewan’s Jeff Hartung on Wednesday. Buchy’s Kimberley rink kept his playoff hopes alive with a 7-6 win over Hartung. The key end was the eighth, with the score tied at five, Hartung missed a routine take-out to blank that end giving Buchy a steal of one. Buchy is in a four way tie for fifth at 5-4 with Northern Ontario’s Mike Assad,

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that there are still leagues to go he Smoke Eaters before getting along is the prosperoffence has been roarous norm ing along and the record Just lately, we discovered that is improving, but, they the large fee Area B readers must haven’t gained any ground at pay to access the most convenient all in the standings race in the library in eastern portion of the BCHL’s most balanced division area has increased by 50 per cent, and have surrendered far more to $75 dollars a head. goals than any other team in There is lots of blame to go the entire league. DAVE around for the anti-literacy bent Tonight they face the in there being a fee at all, but one Salmon Arm Silverbacks, the wonders what those who set such second worst defensive team in tarriffs could have been thinking. the league, so fans could be in Sports ‘n’ Things Perhaps the library is just too busy for a shootout - especially if the Smokies break as slowly from the gate as they so they wanted to apply a disincentive to perhave in many recent games. Trail has been a suade rural readers to avoid the place. One hopes that isn’t the case, of course, but very good third period team, but has often failed the idea that the cost of operating the Trail to show up for the opening minutes of action. The Silverbacks, close enough to a playoff library have increased as dramatically as that spot to sense it is possible, come in off two seems a bit farfetched. I am linked to the library in a certain way, straight wins and with the possibility this weekend could vault them into the post-season pos- and will still support it in that way, but for the price our household would need to remit to ition on which Trail has a tenuous hold. Smokie fans can take heart, regardless, for continue to use it normally we can likely move the fact even a single win on the weekend will along to used books and e-books, perhaps never mean this club will surpass the total for the to go back from the technology. Makes me sad. entirety of 2011/12. The team should be energized by the opportunity to put the Silverbacks into their rear view mirror for a while, and the chance to lose serious ground in the playoff race if they can’t generate 120 minutes of effort and efficiency. Could, should, be good entertainment. Take Red Mountain Unionized employees advantage if you can of the discounted tickets Your bargaining committee has concluded offered at various local businesses, and bring negotiations with Red Mountain. Please attend some friends. our Ratification meeting to cast your vote for • Just when it seems the area is becomyour new Contract. ing more cohesive, more positive about cooperation being better than confrontation on Location: Rossland Miners Hall area issues - exemplified by the common sense Date: December 4th, 2012 approach finally agreed among Greater Trail time: 7:00pm minor hockey supporters - one is reminded



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Grattan is alone in fourth at 6-3 after he scored five points in the ninth end to defeat Assad of Northern Ontario 10-6. Also in the morning draw, Manitoba’s Terry McNamee (3-6) defeated the Northwest Territories’ Nick Saturnino 9-2. NWT dropped to 1-8. Buchy and his rink of Lori Buchy and Dave and Robyn Toffolo qualified for the Canadians after winning the provincial championship in Nanaimo last March.

P.E.I.’s Robert Campbell and Saskatchewan’s Hartung. There’s a logjam atop the standings at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship after Ontario’s Cory Heggestad edged Alberta’s Kurt Balderston 9-8 in Draw 14 on Thursday morning. The win pushed Orillia CC skip into a three-way tie for first at 7-2, along with Quebec’s Mike Fournier and Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall. New Brunswick’s James

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Grey Cup Winning Percentages Team App. Wins Pct. Toronto 22 15 .682 B.C. 10 6 .600 Edmonton 24 13 .542 x-Ottawa 13 7 .538 Calgary 12 6 .500 Baltimore 2 1 .500 Hamilton 18 8 .444 Winnipeg 23 9 .391 Montreal 18 7 .389 Saskatchewan 11 3 .273 x - Rough Riders (Renegades did not qualify).

Highest Attendance at Grey Cup game 68,318 - Montreal 1977 (Montreal 41 Edmonton 6) 66,308 - Montreal 2008 (Calgary 22 Montreal 14) 65,255 - Montreal 2001 (Calgary 27 Winnipeg 19) 65,113 - Montreal 1979 (Edmonton 17 Montreal 9) 62,531 - Edmonton 2002 (Montreal 25 Edmonton 16) 60,431 - Edmonton 1997 (Toronto 47 Saskatchewan 23) 60,061 - Edmonton 1984 (Winnipeg 47 Hamilton 17) 59,621 - Vancouver 1986 (Hamilton 39 Edmonton 15) 59,157 - Vancouver 2005 (Edmonton 38 Montreal 35 OT)

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Grey Cup Championships by City (through 2011 contest): Toronto (22) – Argonauts-15, U of T- 4, Balmy Beach- 2, RCAF Hurricanes-1. Hamilton (15) Tiger-Cats 8, Tigers 5, Alerts 1, Flying Wildcats 1 Edmonton (13) – Eskimos 13 Montreal (10)- Alouettes 7, St-Hyachinthe 1, Mont. Amateur Athletics 1. Winnipeg (10) – Blue Bombers 9, Winnipeg’s 1 Ottawa (9) - Roughriders 7, Senators 2 Calgary (6) – Stampeders 6 Vancouver (6) B.C. Lions 6 Kingston (3) Queen’s University, 3 (192224). Regina (3) – Roughriders 3 Sarnia (2) Imperials, 2 (1934, 1936). Baltimore - Stallions, 1 (1995).

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Coaches’ Cup close up THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - John Hufnagel bucked Grey Cup tradition Wednesday. As he and Toronto Argonauts rookie head coach Scott Milanovich stood on opposite sides of the Grey Cup, the Calgary Stampeders’ head coach and GM grabbed one of its silver handles. That gesture caused a stir among reporters in attendance because coaches have traditionally refrained from touching the hallowed trophy until they’ve won it on the field. But Hufnagel had no problem bucking that trend because he has won the Grey Cup, most recently in 2008 with Calgary. “I think my name’s on it,” he said when asked why he touched the Cup, prompting much laughter. Milanovich stood next to the trophy, close enough that his reflection could be seen in it. But he refrained from touching it despite earning Grey Cup rings in 2009 and ‘10 as an assistant coach with the Montreal Alouettes. “We decided, as a team, that we weren’t going to touch it,” Milanovich said. Why? “Tradition,” he said. Milanovich will make his first Grey Cup appearance as a head coach Sunday when Toronto hosts Calgary at Rogers Centre. One of his first duties was participating in the coaches news conference Wednesday with Hufnagel at the Royal York Hotel. Despite a 22-year age difference, the Grey Cup head coaches share many similarities. They both hail from Pennsylvania, played quarterback collegiately as well as in the

NFL and CFL, earned championship rings north of the border as assistants and are in this year’s game after leading their teams to second-place finishes in their respective divisions. Hufnagel, 61, got into coaching as a player-coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in ‘87 before becoming a full-time coach the following season. But coaching was in Milanovich’s blood as a youngster as his father, Gary, was a former assistant football coach in Butler, Pa. Gary Milanovich attended Toronto’s 27-20 road win over Montreal in the East Division final Sunday but it’s not clear if he’ll be in attendance for the Grey Cup. “I thought the world of my dad,” Milanovich said. “He used to take me as a young child and we’d watch film together on that old 16-millimetre projection screen on a white bed sheet and he started to teach me the game of football. “Then I became a quarterback and his message was always about poise. His mantra to me was: Always stay even keeled. I learned the same lesson from Tony Dungy when I was fortunate to have played for him in Tampa Bay. All that stuck with me, it’s just a great environment to grow up in.” Hufnagel said no one should be surprised to see two former quarterbacks in the Grey Cup as head coaches. “It is a passing league, you have to have a real good understanding of pass offence and pass protection but don’t neglect the running game,” he said. “Usually the quarterback does have a little bit of a head start in that area.”

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That woman kept her own children away from their biological father and controls everything about her children. She doesn’t allow her daughter to take the baby out of the house without a family member accompanying her. When the baby’s mother goes to work, she takes the baby with her. We cannot get any answers from them about why they won’t allow us to be part of our new grandchild’s life. It’s been two months, and we haven’t been able to see or hold him yet. What can we do? -- Heartbroken Mamaw Dear Heartbroken: Your son has taken a DNA test, and right

founding principles of our wonderful country. -- In Favor of Tolerance and Respect Dear In Favor: Amen to that. We don’t know why it has become so difficult for people to express themselves without resorting to disdain, anger and even violence, but it’s time to stop. The holiday season is a good time to remember the idea of peace and goodwill toward your fellow citizens. Dear Annie: I would like to respond to “Single Too Long,” the 45-year-old never-married man who can’t find the “right lady” who carries no baggage. At age 55, I am one such lady and have several others as friends. We are all highly educated engineers and, being able to support ourselves, did not have to settle for just any man. However, we were not often asked out, perhaps because our intelligence was intimidating, or because we were

perceived as not being sufficiently needy. Men like to feel needed. My advice is to look within your own age group for women to date. Men seem to gravitate toward women at least 10 years their junior, which upsets

women of their own age -- who would be thrilled to date them. Second, Annie’s advice to go where the women are is spot-on. To maledeprived activities such as church and singing groups (which are always desperate for

more tenors and basses), I would add group exercise classes such as Zumba and yoga. Men are welcomed into these classes, which offer great physical benefits regardless of the dating possibilities. -Schenectady, N.Y.


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now, all you can do is wait for the results. If it turns out the baby is not his, please let it go, no matter how difficult that would be for you. However, if the baby is indeed your son’s child, he should seek legal counsel, file for joint custody and put a visitation and child support plan into effect as soon as possible. Dear Annie: I am a retired person in my 60s who has been successful as a parent, spouse, environmental activist, employee and now as a community volunteer. I have a simple plea: Please, America, be more tolerant, respectful and civil when you express your political and religious beliefs to friends and family. Just because someone does not share your exact interpretation of the Constitution or the Bible does not mean they are any less patriotic, ethical or spiritual than you. Remember, tolerance and willingness to compromise are

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Dear Annie: Several months ago, my 17-year-old son’s girlfriend had a baby. I was upset at first, but then realized that the couple was young and needed help. My house now looks like a daycare center. For the whole nine months, we were part of the pregnancy. I paid for the mother to have an additional ultrasound, purchased a heartbeat bear for her and threw her a wonderful baby shower. Her mother helped a little, but not much. Two days after the baby shower, she told my son he isn’t the father. He doesn’t believe it and is really hurt. When the baby was born, we were notified via text. My son filed for paternity, and the mother was given 20 days to respond. She didn’t. My son took his DNA test, and his exgirlfriend hired a lawyer. The mother of my grandson is 20 years old, and I believe she is scared of her mother.

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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You can accomplish a lot today! You are focused, ambitious and disciplined enough to keep your mind on what you are doing. Whatever you do, you will do carefully. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This can be a productive day for those of you who work in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and anything to do with higher education. This is also a great day to make long-range travel plans. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Discussions about shared property, inheritances and tax disputes will be productive today. All parties involved will be cautious, conservative and ready to settle things. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Sit down with partners and close friends to hash out any differences you have. People want to make today’s efforts

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bring results for tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You are definitely in work mode today! Get as much done as possible while you have this focus and sense of self-discipline. Get down to it! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) To excel at sports or the arts requires practice. Today you’ll find it easy to practice and hone whatever skill you want to improve. (“Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better.”) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Work hard to make improvements where you live. This is also a good day to discuss differences with family members. You will make your point easily in a convincing way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You’ll have no trouble paying attention to detail today. Choose work you normally

might find boring or too routine, because today, you will finish it very quickly! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good day for business and commerce because you are focused, aggressive, and yet, conservative. You’ll cover all bets. You’re also interested in long-term benefits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a great day to

exercise or do something to improve your health. Conversations with others will be careful, measured and straightforward. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Behind-the-scenes work or research will really pay off today, because you have focus, concentration and easily can pay attention to detail. Your powers of endurance are excellent.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Work with others in partnerships or in group situations to achieve what you want today. Cooperation will be easy, and your rewards will be satisfying. YOU BORN TODAY You are intense, spirited and energetic. You work hard and expect to be appreciated for your efforts. You’re individualistic and assertive about your opinions. You’re also









lively and fun-loving when you choose to be. You seek a carefree existence, which sometimes includes isolation. In the next year, a major change might occur, perhaps something as significant as whatever happened around 2004. Birthdate of: Spider Robinson, author; Katherine Heigl, actress; Karine Vanasse, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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am sending a big thank you to the communities for coming together with so much giving and support during this difďŹ cult time. Since August 26th I have received so much positive energy and thoughtfulness from everyone. The KBRH showed me nothing but quality care and compassion for the month I was in their care. The ER nurses, ICU nurses, surgical oor nurses, surgeons, anaesthesiologists, doctors, OT staff, PT staff and paramedics made this as comfortable as they could, while being very accommodating to not only my personal needs but to my families as well A special thank you to Brian and Tracee Zelke for organizing a marvellous fundraiser at Teck. The BBQ raised money for my rehabilitation, with many generous donations including all the employees at Teck and many other companies as well and all the people at Chinook Scaffold. The Local 480 steelworkers and the Local 2300 Carpenters both have supported me throughout this time, and I can say I am proud to belong to a union, as they certainly take care of their own. Big thank you to Teck for donating funds for renovations to my house to allow me easier mobility. The carpenters and painters at Teck for making sure everything was done before I came home, working hard to get it done in one night. Thanks fellas! I can’t thank people enough for donating to my rehabilitation fund at the Rossland Credit Union. I have a long journey ahead of me which will include multiple trips to Kelowna for prosthesis ďŹ ttings and learning to use my new leg. Thank you to Ziggy Rusten for organizing a fundraiser at the Rossland Legion November 17th. The dinner and dance was amazing and the silent auction was a great success. The community really pulled together and gave donations for this event. Thank you to the Rossland Ladies Auxiliary for cooking a great meal and to everyone that attended. It was great to see everyone and feel the great support. I would like to say a huge thank you to my family, Joe and Mary, my brother Arlin, and Kim and Joan, all of you have been so supportive through this whole experience. I especially need to thank my ďŹ ancĂŠe Krista-Lee for staying by my side since the night of the accident. I love you babe and don’t imagine I would have made it without you. Thank you. Again, thanks to everyone for the caring, compassion and generosity at my time of need. The overwhelming positive support is so greatly appreciated.

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NOTICE OF VOLUNTEER POSITION TRAIL & DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD The City of Trail invites applications for the appointment of TWO City representatives to the Board of the Trail and District Public Library. If you value public libraries, would like to make a difference in the community by serving on a Board, and are a resident of Trail, please apply with a letter stating your interest and background. Please send your application for the volunteer position to: Michelle McIsaac, Corporate Administrator City of Trail 1394 Pine Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4E6 e-mail: fax: (250) 364-0830 by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012. For more information, please contact the Library Director at (250)364-1731 or by e-mail at director@ Michelle McIsaac Corporate Administrator



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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

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Rossland 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

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Limited Release for Christmas - West Kootenay Boundary Country regional pictorial map poster by renowned artist Jean Louis Rheault. $25 + HST. Available at the Nelson, Trail & Castlegar Visitor Centres & Gallery 2 in Grand Forks 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

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Sat, Nov 24 • noon - 2pm 2295 7th Ave, Shaver’s Bench $349,000




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Montrose $319,900


Fruitvale $149,000

East Trail $245,000 D CE DU RE




Fruitvale $57,000


Sunningdale $239,000

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Fruitvale $497,500 W NE


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Beaver Falls $249,900


Waneta $479,900

Fruitvale $495,000 W NE



Montrose $189,900


Waneta Village $265,000



1280 Birch Ave Trail $189,000

1164 Nelson Ave Trail $129,900


Glenmerry $244,500 W NE



East Trail $269,000


917 7th Ave Montrose $324,000

135 9th Ave Montrose $495,000

8309 Hwy 22A Trail $549,900

2510 Cooke Ave Rossland $359,900

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Shavers Bench $259,000

Trail $259,000

Rossland $475,000

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Rossland $449,000

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Rossland $379,900

Fruitvale $330,000

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Rossland $259,000

Rossland $249,000

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Fruitvale $330,000

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Monday/Tuesday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week begins with many possibilities that are arriving suddenly at the same time. Travel and opportunities to explore higher education, publishing, medicine and the law are exciting. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might make a breakthrough regarding disputes about taxes, debt and shared property. Something surprising will help you today. Yay! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A good friend or partner might say or do something that you find shocking. Or perhaps, what happens is liberating and you’re excited by a new level of freedom. Who knows? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The introduction of new technology to where you work could make today exciting and unusual. Changes in staff or in management might be equally as exciting. A new day!

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An unexpected flirtation might catch you off-guard. (Eyes across a crowded room and all that.) Nevertheless, you feel nervous and shy. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Something high tech might be a new addition to your home today. Or something unusual might happen, which makes this a memorable, different day in your household. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’re full of bright, inventive, original ideas today. This is a great day for writers and those who sell, teach or promote. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be open to the idea of earning money in a completely new way, because something unusual might present itself to you. Your window of opportunity will be brief, which means you’ll have to act fast. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re excited by greater

freedom and the prospects of a new and unusual future. This is just the kind of thing that gets your blood racing. (Oh yeah.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Something hidden or behind the scenes could pop out in a surprising way for you. Secrets definitely will be exposed. Hopefully, you won’t mind. This could liberate you in some way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) All group activities will lead to unusual results today. You might join efforts with others to promote a nonprofit or charitable organization. People want to bring about reforms. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Bosses, parents and VIPs might do something that actually shocks you today. Or possibly, you will get an unexpected promotion. Something is rather high-viz, and it’s definitely an out-ofthe-blue surprise. YOU BORN TODAY Your personal freedom is extremely important to you. (Your

reluctance to commit to a relationship definitely can affect your partnerships.) You are philosophical, free-spirited and romantically fanciful. However, you are extremely loyal to your friends. In the coming year, look for opportunities to study or learn something that will be valuable to you. (You will be glad you did.) Birthdate of: Charles Schultz, cartoonist/Peanuts creator; Natasha Bedingfield, singer; Frederik Pohl, writer. For Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful when talking to bosses, parents, teachers and authority figures today. If you come on too strong with these people, you will only alienate them. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Lighten up in discussions about controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues. Even though you feel passionately stirred up, you can’t make people agree with you by shouting. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Either you’ll win disputes about shared property, insurance matters and inheritances, or everyone will hear about it! You won’t back down about anything. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Power struggles with

friends and partners are likely today. But remember: It takes two to make fight. Be patient, because in 48 hours things look different. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’re relentless in wanting to work hard today and accomplish something, even to the point of driving others. Be gentle. Others might not share in your enthusiastic ambitions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is an incredible day for those of you involved in competitive sports, because you’ve got what it takes! Parents should be patient with children and not trample over their feelings. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Family disputes about practically anything could take place today. You want your way, but so does someone else. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You’re incredibly convincing today, which makes this a great day for those of you who sell, market, teach, act or need to promote anything for a living. Nevertheless, don’t be too pushy! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You will work hard to do anything that can make money on the side or boost your earnings. You feel you have to give it everything

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you’ve got when it comes to earning money. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might not be aware of how aggressive you are today, but you are. In fact, you’re coming on like gangbusters! Go gently when dealing with others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Secret, behind-the-scenes activities appear to be taking place today. Avoid shady, illegal actions. Your energies must benefit others, because whatever you do will come back to you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Someone in a group situation might dispute something with you today. Look for ways to make this a winwin situation instead of escalating the fight. YOU BORN TODAY You are devoted to your projects. Furthermore, you are a perfectionist. Nevertheless, you are quick-thinking, impulsive and above all, intuitive. You easily can generate excitement in those around you because you are constantly on the go. Family is important to you. Good news: Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Kathryn Bigelow, director; Jimi Hendrix, guitarist; Jaleel White, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Reaction to Jumbo decision swift and varied BY CAROLYN GRANT Kimberley Bulletin

An over 20 year process has reached a milestone this week as Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett announced Tuesday that Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Jumbo as a mountain resort municipality. At the same time, Bennett appointed an interim Council for the new municipality. The Regional District of East Kootenay requested that the B.C. government incorporate Jumbo as a mountain resort municipality in 2009, after a very close vote. Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, representative for the riding in which the new municipality has been created, calls the designation a


Jumbo was granted resort municipality status this week. slap in the face for Kootenay residents. “It’s exceedingly poor legislation to set up a community with a non-elected local government making land use decisions,” Macdonald said. “They are acting


as a real elected government in a place that has no residents. What Bill Bennett has done is give a group of BC Liberal insiders property rights.” Macdonald particularly questions why the designation would

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be made when the developer has not been able to find an investor in over a decade. “They do not have investors. What (Tuesday’s) decision does is simply imperil the taxpayers of British Columbia for no public good.” However, BC Liberal candidate for this riding, Doug Clovechok says his guess is the proponent will move ahead fairly quickly. “The process has got to the point now where the developer has all the opportunity to push it forward. “The proponent has waited 20 years. My guess is now they won’t be sitting on their hands. My guess is they will proceed right away.” Duncan points out that even the Union of BC Municipalities resolved in September 2012 that

municipalities should have an elected Mayor and Council and have a permanent population of at least 200. Macdonald says that the RDEK board was very divided. “We all know the arm twisting and deal making that went on with that decision,” he said. “The people of the Columbia Valley were always clear about their thoughts on Jumbo. There are proper ways to do these projects. “When I was Mayor of Golden we had a referendum on the Kicking Horse development. “This is just a recipe for more conflict and will cost the taxpayers money. Bill Bennett has put so much political capital in this. It’s a political loser. There are pieces missing. I just don’t get it.”



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Friday, November 23, 2012 Trail Times

Regional Nelson

Lack of food closes food bank

Craft fair at Waneta Plaza Sheri Regnier photo

Auntie Marg and Gamma Val, from Twins Borscht & Baking, sell their goodies at the annual Christmas Craft fair at Waneta Plaza this weekend. These ladies actually are twins and very proud of their Russian descent.

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By Sam Van Schie Nelson Star

Nelson’s Salvation Army food bank is in desperate need of more donations. This week the downtown food bank had to close its doors because it didn’t have enough non-perishables to put together the bundles of groceries it would normally hand out. Major Yvonne Borrows said demand for food is out pacing

donations and there’s no money left in the annual budget to restock the shelves. “The demand has been unexpectedly high for the food bank,” Borrows said. She noted the food bank typically provides food to 400 families per month, but by three weeks into November it has already passed that amount. In September the food bank gave out more then 500 grocery bundles.


1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818

1325 Columbia Avenue, Trail

2061 McLeod Avenue, Rossland


Great East Trail location, close to aquatic centre, hospital, Safeway, downtown, and Gyro Park. This East Trail charmer is on a beautiful, fenced 50x100 lot. The home offers very large living room, bright spacious kitchen, 2 bdrms on main, updated bathroom with jetted tub. You will love the yard with great covered patio, raised gardens, mature flower beds, underground sprinklers and back alley access to garage. This home is special, call your REALTOR(R) to view.

3397 Laurel Crescent, Trail

1926 Martin Street, Fruitvale

Great price for a Glenmerry townhouse, in good condition. Quick possession possible. Easy care living with small yard, the backyard is fenced and has a small patio. These townhouses have a charm about them and offer 3 bdrms, 1 1/2 baths. Basement ready to finish how you would like. Call your REALTOR® for a showing today.

Great value here! This home has been recently renovated with modem kitchen, bath, and laminate flooring. 3 bdrms on the main floor, fenced yard, huge family room, and shop. All of this situated on a quiet street close to school, and all amenities. This is a fantastic package at a great price!! Don’t wait! Call your REALTOR® now!!

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Deanne (250) 231-0153




This home has been substantially 1025 Regan Crescent, Trail renovated right down to the studs and re-built with quality materials and $269,000 craftsmanship. Gorgeous master bdrm with ensuite. Amazing south facing views. You’ll love the modern design and beautiful renovations of this Sunningdale Brand new kitchen with granite counter home! 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, and a huge tops, wood stove in the living room, new windows and wiring, large 10x30 south family room. Loads of light cast through facing deck. Solid wood doors and trim the recently replaced windows. Newer roof, spacious flat, fenced yard and much throughout. Cozy and inviting with plenty of room for all the kids toys. Situated more. Don’t wait! Call now before it’s very close to the biking and hiking trails gone! Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

904 Redstone Drive, Rossland


Newly built contemporary home. Designed for maximum use of space and comfort. Open floor plan with spectacular views and a large 12’ x x18’ deck. On demand hot water, high efficiency furnace, gas fireplace, underground sprinklers, heated tiles and a double car garage round out this package! This home is a must see. Call Christine (250) 512-7653


SOLD 1151 Marianna Crescent, Trail $242,000

Violin Lake Road, Trail

409 Rossland Avenue, Trail

Perfect for a young family or retirees in Sunningdale. 3 bdrms on the main floor, large living room, and country kitchen. Enjoy the covered front deck and large back patio for family gatherings. Single car garage. Great yard backing onto a city park. Make certain to have this home on your viewing list.

Wow only 14 years young - 3 floor levels with 4 bdrms. and 3 baths. - Located on Rossland Avenue. Close to all of Trail’s opportunities . Low maintenance yard. This is a lot of house for the price. Call for your personal viewing!

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591



9043 Highway 6, Salmo

Raw Land - Presently offering 10 acres $189,900 of raw land within city limits. Seller will 4 bdrm and 2 baths on .46 flat acres. look at selling whole parcel or smaller 5 acre parcels. This could be your dream This family style home has a huge master suite featuring his and hers closets property - create your own private retreat and a 5 piece bath. - Year round recreational opportunities! Call for a personal viewing! Clean living in Sunny Salmo. Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Tucked in the heart of Castlegar, perched above the Columbia River is a private hideaway. 3 bdrm 1 bath, freshly renovated interior. If you want privacy and convenience, this is for you. Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101

1885 Connors Road, Castlegar




SOLD 1745 Nevada Street, Rossland



Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

1913 Highway 3B, Fruitvale


What a location. Sitting on the south bank of Montrose this home is all about · 3+ bedrooms $238,000 location. 16x32 pool in the back yard over · New H.E. Furnace Great location - close to town and walking looking Beaver Creek Valley. Top floor has distance to downtown Fruitvale home 4 bedrooms and bathroom. Main floor · Central Location offers 3 bdrms - 2 bthrms and hardwood features living room, dining room, kitchen · RV Carport floors. Beautiful views of Fruitvale valley and office. Downstairs has lots of potential. · Detached Shop and mountains. This home also has rental Some finishing still required. Come and potential. · Great Price check it out. Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162 Ron and Darlene – Your Local Hometeam”

Beautifully maintained upper Warfield home with a sunny dining area addition. One bedroom on the main floor, two upstairs and another in the basement that could easily be a rec room. Nice yard with a patio for summer dining. Garage & large workshop below. Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Great backyard with a dining patio and a covered hot tub. This cute and cozy 3 bdrm home features a private, fenced yard, fir and tile floors, a renovated bathroom and lots of storage. Good access & off-street parking.

847 9th Street, Montrose

1805 McBride Street, Trail



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


4 bdrm, 2 bath home on a quiet street. Close to high school, shopping and on a bus route! Features include a covered patio, private sundeck. detached garage, plenty of parking, a bright, sunny dining room. Plenty of shade is provided from large trees and the fenced back yard with tasteful landscaping round out this great package for a family or entertaining!


675 Shakespeare Street, Warfield

2024 – 8th Avenue, Trail

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Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

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Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

2702 Cedar Crescent, Rossland

SOLD 2645 Columbia Avenue, Rossland Call Bill (250) 231-2710

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 23, 2012