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An added asset was presented for the pool at the Castlegar Community Complex on Nov. 25. Complementing a water wheelchair the pool had earlier received from the Selkirk Lions Club, another of the $2,000+ units is now available for use. The chairs look no different than a standard wheelchair, but with sealed bearings and other modifications, are designed for aquatic use. Ben Poznekoff was on hand to give it a try, he’s the one who has been making the most use of the existing chair,

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almost every day according to pool staff. The new piece of equipment was made available thanks to a donation from the Columbia Power Corporation. Pictured at left: Ben Poznekoff (front, centre) at the Castlegar Community Complex on November 25. Flanking Ben are Columbia Power’s Frank Wszelaki (chief operating officer) and Audrey Repin (director of stakeholder relations). Pictured in back row, from left, Joanne Baker (representing both groups) and Lions Club members Lloyd Westcott, Luc Lafreniere, Bob Sorensen, Tony DaCosta and Connie Lewis.

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The Castlegar Hospice Society held its annual Celebration of Life kickoff event at the Super 8 Motel on November 22. “This was the unveiling of our Celebrate a Life 2012,” said Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of Castlegar Hospice. “This year’s theme is Families

Across the Miles and it’s in honour of our sister city Embetsu, Japan. So we did that in conjunction with our reception for our volunteers, our board members, and, of course, all our community partners.” The memorial trees are on display at the Super 8 lobby from now until Jan. 8. “People can come in and look at the display,” said Leh-

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Suzanne Lehbauer (second from right) executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society, and Selkirk College Japanese students (from left) Motoshi, Narumi Yoshida, Natsuko Hattori, and Megumi Saeki pose with the Celebration of Life display at the Super 8 Hotel lobby. Craig Lindsay photo

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The Castlegar Rotary Club’s Christmas trees have arrived. Both cultured and natural trees are available for sale as of Saturday, December 1 at the Castlegar Community Complex. Prices start at $20 for natural trees, and $40 for cultured trees.

Members of the Stanley Humphries graduating class will offer tree pickup and disposal in January. Robust tree stands are also available this year, and start at $30. Hours of operation are noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Proceeds from the Christmas tree sales benefit local and international projects, including the digital mammogra-

phy campaign at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital; heart monitor at the Castlegar Health Centre; the gazebo and patio at Talarico Place; the Rotary Fitness Park at Twin Rivers Park; the highway interchange fountain in Castlegar; wheelchairs for the Red Cross; the skateboard park; the Selkirk College Single Parent Bursary and PolioPlus— worldwide eradication of polio. Support our Grads Members of the Stanley Humphries graduating class will be on site to offer Christmas tree pickup and disposal in January. Tickets are $10 per tree. All proceeds support this year’s dry grad. Picking the perfect tree Before you shop for a tree, measure the height of your ceiling. You want to choose a tree that is

at least one foot lower than the ceiling. A Rotary Club member can help you measure your tree at the arena to ensure a perfect fit. Make sure you have a tree that you can enjoy right up to, and beyond December 25. Here’s a tip – test for freshness by shaking the tree and running your fingers along the needles. The needles should be pliable and very few should fall off. Keeping your tree fresh To keep your tree fresh, the Castlegar Rotary Club recommends cutting two inches off the bottom before putting it into the stand. This will help your tree absorb water. Water your tree daily, and keep it away from heat sources such as radiators or fireplaces. Make sure to unplug your Christmas tree lights when leaving the house or before going to bed.

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The West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District (WKBRHD) board met Nov. 21 in Castlegar at the recreation centre. The meeting was the last one for WKBRHD board secretary Jim Gustafson, who has retired. “Thank you for your dedication, support and commitment to the board,” said board chair Marguerite Rotvold. Todd Mastel and Ingrid Hampf of Interior Health also made a presentation to Gustafson and commended him on helping improve the relationship between the hospital board and the health authority. Gustafson praised the board, saying it, “has always conducted its affairs with enthusiasm, decorum and most importantly, a collective sense

West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District board chair Marguerite Rotvold (second from left) responds during the board’s meeting on Wednesday (Nov. 21) at the Castlegar Community Complex. Alongside Rotvold are (from left) retiring secretary Jim Gustafson; incoming secretary Brian Carruthers; and Dawn Attorp, deputy secretary. Craig Lindsay photo

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Editorial

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

Results of good deeds – enriching It’s one thing to tell people what will be done with the money they’re asked to donate for one cause or another, it’s quite another to get an in-person demonstration of why a program or apparatus is so important to someone. In the case of the public-minded service clubs, churches, agencies and companies that do such good work across the country, and, of course, here in Castlegar, a lot of the time no money is asked for at all. But it’s on the occasion that something can be seen being used and appreciated that the value of the whole effort comes into focus. Seeing folks putting the new fitness gear to the test at Twin Rivers Park, for example, is good tangible proof of a well-advised and executed effort. More recently, meeting Ben Poznekoff at the pool and seeing how much he enjoys using the water wheelchair (donated by Columbia Power Corp.) was quite touching. Apparently the young man uses the unit on practically a daily basis – that’s got to make the donors feel good, knowing the equipment is being fully utilized. This sort of news can never be downplayed – it may the kind of thing trivialized in some editorial circles as a ‘grip & grin,’ but for the sake of everyone in the community, let’s just hope we can keep grippin’ and grinnin’. We want to hear from you.

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The Castlegar News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should typically be in the range of 300 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: newsroom@castlegarnews.com DROP OFF/MAIL:  Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Phone: 250-365-6397 Fax: 250-365-6390 The Castlegar News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org.

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Off the Line - Karen Haviland

Technology at its worst Ah, the wonders of technology. Do you remember the good old days in the back seat of your parents’ car with dad doing the driving and mom riding shotgun with the map? I do, and even now I cringe when I think of it. My father wasn’t always a patient man, so having a map-challenged wife trying to give him directions resulted in plenty of new and racy words being learned by small children with big ears. Those long trips from Winnipeg, where we used to live, to our relatives in Fort Frances gave us children plenty of learning opportunities, and let me tell you they weren’t always the kinds of opportunities that parents wanted their children to have. Seriously, mom hardly knew which way was up on a map and inevitably she would get us lost. I remember one time, after we moved to Chicago, Illinois, mom was navigating her way through the city trying to get us home. Unfortunately, she got us on the Chicago Loop and without a lie, it took us almost two hours to find an exit and turn ourselves around in the right direction. That was the day I learned the word… uh, I’ll let you fill in the blanks there. Luckily, I didn’t inherit those map genes and I do admit I am pretty good at getting us to where we need to go. Even so, I was thrilled when we got our first GPS and (thought) I could sit back Craig Lindsay Reporter

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and enjoy the drive. My husband and I named our first GPS Chatty Cathy (CC). We were just so darned happy to have her and her friendly voice was a welcome change from my voice. But I soon discovered that despite having a GPS I was still required to call out the route, but this time in advance as I scrolled down her navigation menu. Now women, I think you might know where I am going with this. Despite the fact that Chatty Cathy is electronic, my husband argues with her. It goes something like this. Husband: Which way next? CC: Turn right on blah blah street. Husband: What did she say? Wife: She said to turn right on blah blah street. Husband fails to turn right as he is certain he knows where he is going. CC: You have missed your turn. When possible make a U-turn. Husband: Why is she asking me to make a U-turn? I know where we’re going is up right ahead! Wife: No honey, you missed the turn. Anyway, you get the gist of this. Right? Then there was the day that CC earned her new and second name. This was shortly after she kept telling us to take a U-turn after U-turn and literally had us going in circles. I just know she was secretly laughing at us and enjoyChris Hopkyns Publisher

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ing every moment of our confusion. This time, my husband and I wanted to go to one of our favourite haunts in Arizona and decided to let CC take us there. Wrong move! We ended up on the top of Four Sisters Mountain on a rutty and rugged Forest Service road, in a low slung vehicle and surrounded only by ATVs and rough vehicles that could take the equally rough terrain. That was quite the adventure. Which brings me to CC’s new name, Betty B…. Yup, I’m afraid you will have to fill in those blanks too. We gave her away shortly after that and have now replaced her with Wonderful Wanda. Why Wonderful Wanda? Well, we wanted to start off on the right foot with this new GPS. We didn’t want to have to rename her as well, if you know what I mean. Yes, she has taken us on some wrong turns and yes, there are times we would both like to throw her out the window, but instead we decided to pick up a road atlas to augment her shortcomings and eccentricities. So, now we have come full circle, the wife riding shotgun and navigating once again from a map, but this time she has help, courtesy of Wanda. Life is funny sometimes, isn’t it? Oh, one final thought. You know what GPS stands for, don’t you? Unfortunately I’ll have to let you figure that one out as well. Yup, fill in the blanks. Sandy Leonard Production

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Publishing error On behalf of the Board and staff of Castlegar & District Community Services Society, I accept the apology from the editor of the Castlegar News for printing an outdated news release in last week’s newspaper – p. 13. We sincerely hope our members, donors and supporters were not adversely affected by this error. The CDCSS continues to work with children, families and others to provide programs and services that assist in achieving healthy results for all clients. Increasing needs in the community with limited funding contracts impacts our ability to reach best outcomes. Fundraising to expand or develop services to improve our capacity to meet all client needs is an ongoing challenge. A direct mail campaign will be made this year, or donate on line at www. cdcss.ca. Donations are always gratefully received with tax receipts issued.

Our 2012 Open House will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12th from 2 – 7 p.m. Visit us at 1007 2nd St, to meet staff and board members and learn about: Who we are, What we do, Why it matters, and How you can help. We look forward to your visit. -Roberta Hamilton, Board Chair

Successful? Says who? Re: “Date set for D.A.R.E. (Drug Addiction Resistance Education) tribute” – published Nov. 17 on castlegarnews.com It would be of interest to Castlegar readers to know on what basis you have determined the D.A.R.E. program to be “highly successful.” The opinions of the RCMP members that are being paid to promote the effectiveness of their own program, does not provide any evidence that the program is actually accomplishing the goals that it upholds, namely, “working with

school children to equip them with the information and skills they need to make safe and responsible choices,” “As these children grow to be responsible citizens, they will lead healthier and more productive drug-free lives.” It is interesting, how this program continues to exaggerate its proposed benefits to the liking of parents, teachers, and other organizations while expert critics, that have studied the populations of youth that have been D.A.R.E. educated, have determined that it is ineffective. “Scientific evaluation studies have consistently shown that D.A.R.E. is ineffective in reducing the use of alcohol and drugs and is sometimes even counterproductive -- worse than doing nothing.” That’s the conclusion of the U.S. General Accounting Office, 1 the U.S. Surgeon General, 2 the National Academy of Sciences, 3 and the U.S. Department of Education, 4 among many others. http://www.alcoholfacts.org/DARE. html

-Steve Clement Castlegar Ed. note: The “successful” reference was based on personal experience with close to 10 D.A.R.E. grad events, and how the grads appeared to feel about the course.

Jumbo mistake Story: Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality was recently created. hectares of wilderness public land was taken. A Mayor & Council was appointed to govern solely to develop the Jumbo Glacier Resort. This decision flies in the face of local democracy with 20+ years of overwhelming & diverse opposition, First Nations beliefs and grizzly bear scientists. It ignores the UBCM who opposed the concept of an unelected body making land-use decisions and of a municipality without a population. This is outrageous. -Muriel Walton, Castlegar

According to a recent IPSOS poll “nearly one-half of online Canadians (45 per cent) are now visiting a social networking site at least once a week, and 30 per cent visit daily”; source: http://www. ipsos-na.com/newspolls/pressrelease. aspx?id=5286. But what is regular use of social media doing for us? Are we more connected and thus happier? Or, are we just flooded with shallow connections and too much face time with our computer? The Teaching and Learning Institute at Selkirk College is holding its second annual debate. This

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The City of Castlegar invites applications from persons interested in volunteering to serve on a Council appointed Board or Committee. This could include the Board of Variance, Advisory Planning Commission or other committee deemed necessary by Council. Those interested are requested to submit a written application and resume - CLEARLY MARKED “VOLUNTEER POSITION” – to the City no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012. Applications and resumes should be forwarded to the attention of: Carolyn Rempel, Director of Corporate Services, City of Castlegar, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 Phone: (250) 365-7227 Fax: (250) 365-4810 Email: crempel@castlegar.ca Applications and resumes will be retained by the City of Castlegar for a period of one year. Pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information collected will be utilized solely for the selection or appointment of committee members.

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vember 29 in the PIT on the Castlegar campus. Come watch the debate and clap your hands for Selkirk College and School District staff as well as the area high school debaters while they debate this important question. The debate will also be live cast and archived. Go to http:// selkirk.ca/research/ teachingandlearninginstitute/ and click on Watch the Debate. The debate arose from one of the Selkirk Learning 201213 book club choices: Alone Together by Sherry Turkle. Anyone can read this year’s book choices and start a book club event of their own. It’s all part of the fun of learning.

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Do you want to practise forestry in BC? New forestry designation available now The Natural Resource Professional (or NRP) designation is new and recent grads from natural resources conservation programs at the University of BC, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Northern BC can apply today. The NRP designation will allow you to practise aspects of professional forestry in every corner of the province. You might find yourself working for government, consultants, industry, Aboriginal groups and more! For more information and to see which programs qualify, visit our website at www.abcfp.ca.


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Thursday, November 29, 2012 Castlegar News

Tell us about your upcoming event, email: reporter@castlegarnews.com

Upcoming

dec. 1 - Christmas tea - Ladies

Auxiliary #170 Castlegar/Robson branch invites you to our Christmas tea, bake and craft sale. Door prizes and draws. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castlegar Legion.

Dec. 1 - Everyone is invited to view a display of creches -

manger scenes from around the world and to stock up on Christmas baking at a mix-and-match Christmas goodie sale at Castlegar United Church, 809 Merry Creek Road at 2-4 pm

Dec. 4 - Castlegar friends of Parks and Trails AGM - 7 p.m. at

the Castlegar Complex. Will discuss Trans-Canada trail options in the West Kootenay.

Dec. 5 - Scottie School of Highland Dance Annual Christmas Dance Recital - 6:30 P.M. at the

SHSS Activity Room. Admission: food or toys for local Christmas Hampers. (enter through field side doors).

dec. 5, 12 and 19 - St.Peter Lutheran Church Advent Services, Dec. 5, 12, 19. - Wednesday eve-

nings at 6pm, preceded by a Soup Supper at 5pm. Come for the service, or for the supper & service. Come for a moment of peace each week, and get your heart ready for Christmas, too. The services will focus on animals this Christmas: donkey, sheep, and camel. The theme of the services is ‘Animals at Advent’.

dec. 5 - Castlegar hospice society agm - 6:30 p.m. at the Edu-

cation Room, Castlegar Health Centre, 709 10th Street. Located in the basement.

dec. 6 - twin rivers chorale christmas concert - Takes place

at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 713 - 4th Street. Come and enjoy the concert, Christmas sing-a-long, and refreshments afterwards. Admission by donation.

dec. 6 - handling the holidays

the Twin Rivers Chorale. Hosted by the Friends of the Castlegar & District Library. Tickets $10 at the Castlegar Library. Tickets $12 at the Door. Dec. 8 - Breakfast with Santa

- At the Castlegar Community Complex. 9 a.m. Santa arrives at 9:30. dec. 8/9 - musical presentation “The christmas shoe tree” - A

Christmas musical for kids with a Soles4Souls challenge. 6:30 p.m. at New Life Assembly, 602 7th Street, Castlegar. We will also be accepting gently used shoes for the needy.

Dec. 12 - Open House, Castlegar & District Community Services Society. 2 – 7pm @ 1007 2nd St.

beginning with a Christmas Party for families, followed by a welcome to colleagues and the community. Come and learn about our programs and services.

dec. 13 - holiday business mixer

- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. $15 per person - includes appies and wine by donation to the West Kootenay Women in Business Young Entreprenuer Scholarship Fund. Everyone welcome. Email Rebecca at rebecca@kfsinc. ca to RSVP. dec. 15 - Help out with the annual Christmas bird count - Begin-

ner or expert-you can participate in the Castlegar Christmas Bird Count, part of the 113th Audubon North American Christmas Bird Count Count birds in your favorite birding spots,in your neighbourhood or just in your backyard. Help in the worlds largest Citizen Science project! Everyone welcome to participate. For more information please phone Peter McIver 250-3651191 or Ed Beynon 250 365 7806 Dec. 15 - Castlegar Christmas Craft fair - Castlegar Commu-

nity Complex. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $3. Kids under 12 free. dec. 16 - The Annual Christmas Carol Sing - from 2-4 at

- For those suffering a loss, the holiday season can be especially difficult. Castlegar Hospice Society is pleased to offer support and strategies to help folks survive the holiday season. At the Castlegar Community Complex. 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.

New Life Assembly, 602 – 7th Street (behind Castlegar Primary School). You are invited to come and sing your favourite Christmas carols and songs and hear local choirs perform. Donation by monetary or non-perishable gift to the Harvest Food Bank.

dec. 7 - a christmas carol reading - 7 p.m. Castlegar United

dec. 24 - St. Peter Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 6 p.m.

Church. Readers include Glenn Hicks from Mountain FM, Jane Sinclair, Chelan Padmoroff, Bob Jackson, and special guest Chris Walker, host of CBC Radio’s Daybreak South. There will also be Christmas music from Christina Amelio and

dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Service

- At 6:30PM. An Candlelight evening of Carols and Worship. Everyone is welcome. Dec. 31 - New Years Celebration

- Come ring in the New Year at St. Rita’s Hall. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Dinner (ribs), dancing, giant balloon drop, favours. Dinner at 8 p.m. - lunch at midnight. Tickets $25 each. Children under 16 accompanied by parents are free. For information and tickets call John 250-365-0747 or Marcel 250- 365-2537.

Ongoing ongoing: nobody’s perfect - FREE parenting education & support program - Mondays & Tuesdays

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

Jake Conkin, cowboy poet and (children’s) author on Sunday October 21 at 1:00, Nelson’s Anne DeGrace on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00. and on November 25 at 1:00, Gary Wright of New Denver. Need info? 226-7312. ongoing: tops group meets every wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

at Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Avenue. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Join round table discussions and make new friends. Monthly fee of $10. FMI call 365-7956. ongoing: sharing dinner pot -

You are welcome for a hot meal Tuesdays at 12 noon starting on Oct. 2 at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue in Castlegar, two blocks from the library. No charge. Sponsored by the Stonesoup committee. All are welcome! ongoing: friday youth program at blueberry creek - Are you

a youth in Castlegar looking for something to do on Friday nights? Why not check out the Friday Night Youth program at Blueberry Creek Community School? Manager Cindy Cropley and team ensure a fun, safe night for kids in the area to watch a movie in Blueberry’s very own movie theatre, play games and sports in the gym and just hang out with friends. For grades K 5, the program time is 6:30-8pm and for grades 6 and up, the program happens from 8-10pm. Check out the B.C.C.S. facebook page for movie listings and other information or phone 250-3657201. Ongoing: Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena - Sun.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8

p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805) ongoing: Special olympics BC - Castlegar is having a bottle drive. Please call 250-919-0757. ongoing: The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop located at 210 - 11th

Avenue (across from the Library) has a slight change in daily hours of operation. Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday closed until noon in order to deal with general maintenance and will open 12 noon - 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please drop off your precious donations Mondays and Saturdays. However, if this is not an option, please call 250-365-7317 so that we can make arrangements. You are invited to enter our Customer Appreciation weekly draw throughout the month of December. The Silent Auction is up and running until December 8 featuring Christmas light-up décor, beautiful jewellery, pottery as well as many other items of interest. The Castlegar Hospital Gift Shop is featuring a variety of new winter clothing for the little ones. Clearance sale of summer clothing is discounted at 20 per cent. The Auxiliary is looking for a few good people to volunteer their time in a rewarding and friendly atmosphere. Please stop by and fill out an application. ongoing: Castlegar judo club Monday, Thursday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Twin Rivers School gym. Old and new members welcome. Register anytime. From aged 8 years and up. FMI call John Gibson 250-3654763. ongoing: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS The local Toastmasters club,

the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250365-8336. ongoing: Castlegar senior’s activities at the Rec Centre for November:

Mon. 10:00 Darts 1:00 Whist Tues. 9:30 Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool Wed. 9:30 Floor Curling 1:00 Bingo,day before Thurs. Meeting 7:00 Rummoli 10:00 21st Raspberry Reunion Thurs. 9:30 Floor Curling 1st. 2:00 Gen. Meeting 1:00 Bingo just not on 1st. 15th. @2 Tea Dance Fri. 1:00 Bridge/Crib Sat. 17th, Soup Day 11:30-1:00

ongoing: special olympics castlegar needs volunteers - For

more information please call 250919-0757. ongoing: H2O: Come for dinner and a movie! - Kinnaird Park

Community Church is hosting a 10 week course offering an opportunity to learn and inquire about the Christian faith. Come and get answers to the life questions that have haunted you in an environment of openness and mutual respect. You are welcome to join us for any of the sessions. The course runs every Thursday from Oct. 4 - Dec. 6, 6:30pm @ 1250 26th St. (in the old Kinnaird Middle School). If you are interested please contact Pastor Rob Scott at 365-3430.

Ongoing: Castlegar Garden Club meets third Wednesday of the month – 7:00 p.m. at the Com-

munity Complex. Discover the Castlegar Garden Club and be dazzled by the depth of knowledge of our monthly speakers. Garden inspirations will linger long after the meeting is over. New members always welcome. Information: Rose Cheveldave 250.365.9600 or castlegargardenclub@shaw.ca. ongoing: robson market is open

except for long weekends. 8-11 a.m. at the Robson Community Hall. Homestyle breakfasts, come enjoy and maybe find some treasures. Tables for vendors. Phone 250-365-3796.

ongoing: KPKids - This is a fun,

free program for children (Kindergarten - Gr. 4) held every Wednesday from 6:30pm-8 pm at Kinnaird Park Community Church. The fall semester starts on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and runs for 10 weeks. There is also a group for kids in grades 5-8 called “Crush” held on the same night at the same time. For more information call the church at 365-3430. ongoing: Mom’s Support Group

Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. (changed from Wed. afternoons). Castlegar Community Services, Sun Centre. All moms welcome to this loosely structured group for support in challenges of being a mom. No referral required. Comments/queries: Sandi McCreight 250.365.2104 ext. 42

ongoing: castlegar & district hospital foundation light up campaign - The Foundation is

raising money to purchase three Space Lab cardiac monitors, Life Pak 15 crash cart monitors/defibrillators, and CADD Prism pump. call 250-304-1209 or mail cheque to 709 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 to donate.


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The Department of Health in the UK believes in the merits of flu vaccination. Starting in 2014, all children between the ages of 2 and 17 will be offered free flu immunization. This move will make the United Kingdom the first country to include all children in a flu vaccination program free of charge. The most common genetic affecting Canadians is hereditary hemochromatosis. It is caused by a defect in the metabolism of iron that leads to iron overload in vital organs and tissues which can lead to damage. Early diagnosis is important and treatment is 100% effective consisting of the removal of some blood periodically until iron levels return to normal. Working night shifts can be really hard on the body and mind. Its good to have at least two night of really good sleep following night shifts to feel refreshed and back to normal. Probably when you were a child with a cold, your mother rubbed Vicks or Mentholatum on your chest to relieve the symptoms and give you (and your Mom)! a good night’s sleep. Well, this treatment does help to make breathing easier and help reduce coughs. It’s worth a try. Sometimes, the older remedies are just as good as newer ones. For advice on all cough and cold remedies, talk to our knowledgeable pharmacists. We are always available to help.

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Which destinations became cool in 2012? Nov. 27, 2012 / CNW/ - We all remember the popular ‘It’ kids in high school. They had lots of friends, great reputations and that unidentifiable special something we all wanted. That said, popularity also comes and goes so using its Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™), which tracks bookings by Canadians, the experts at Hotels.com® have uncovered some international cities that made the travel ‘It’ list this year. Seattle, WA, USA - climbed one spot to

number 5 Canadians visit the U.S. more often than any other country because it is so close. This particular coastal city is the setting for the popular book trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, but is also known for its impressive musical history that includes both the Jazz and Grunge genres. London, England - climbed one spot to number 7 The Brits have always appealed to Canadians and we continue to cross the pond to experience

life English-style. This ‘proper’ city just breathes cool. Paris, France climbed two spots to number 8 Laid back and trendy, this city boasts top-notch cuisine and high-end fashion. Only here can people indulge in rich food and still fit into designer clothes. Maybe it’s this aspirational lifestyle which keeps drawing us back? Tokyo, Japan - debuted at number 25 This resilient city has certainly rebounded from the devastation of the

2011 tsunami. Canadians flock to this innovative hotspot to see cool trends, try new and interesting food and experience a fascinating culture with exceptionally polite people. Bangkok, Thailand - climbed six spots to number 27 It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, so it should be no surprise that Canadians are joining this trend. From temples to street vendors which there are an estimated 100,000 Continued on P. A15

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Pre-Christmas fun With festive music supplied by Miss Castlegar Leeza Perehudoff, the Castlegar Community Complex was abuzz with seasonal excitement for the Community Christmas Celebration, sponsored by Columbia Power Corp. on November 25. Children ahd all kinds of fun stuff to get into, including crafts made with recycled materials. There was also a free swim and free skate that day as part of the celebration. For a gallery of colour photos of the event, check out the “Community” tab at www.castlegarnews.com. Jim Sinclair photos

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Winter tire benefits not understood: Report Only half of Canadian drivers (52 per cent) use winter tires, despite their proven superior performance in all cold-weather road conditions.   TORONTO, November 26, 2012 – Canadian drivers lag in adopting winter tires in spite of evidence that their use saves lives and reduces road-accident injuries.   A 2011 study by the Quebec government shows that winter road-accident injuries have dropped by five per cent since winter tire use was made mandatory by law in 2008. Widespread use of winter tires is credited with preventing about 575 injuries per winter in the province.   These findings are supported by a new report from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) that concludes that winter tires decrease costly collisions. The report cites extensive research that shows that winter tires deliver superior traction, cornering and braking on all cold-weather road surfaces.   “All the evidence points to winter tires being the safest choice for driving in cold weather,” says Glenn Maidment, president of the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC), which represents tire makers. “Drivers should carefully consider whether winter tires are right for them and make an educated choice.”   This fall tire makers are urging motorists to get the facts about winter tires. A wealth of on-line information about the performance advantages of winter tires is available at the RAC’s website, www.rubberassociation.ca.   The TIRF report, entitled Winter tires: A Review of Research on Effectiveness and Use, stresses that the benefits of

winter tires are not well understood and clarifies commonly held myths about winter tires.   Many motorists, for example, think that winter tires are only useful in regions with lots of snow. In fact, research shows that, once temperatures drop below seven degrees Celsius, winter tires perform better whether the road surface is dry, snow covered, slushy or icy. Winter tires feature specialized rubber compounds that retain elasticity in temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius and treads that grip at cold temperatures. In fact, winter tires deliver up to 50 per cent more cold-weather traction than all-seasons.   Another misconception is that all-season or summer tires provide sufficient traction in winter.   One of the most important advantages of winter tires is reduced stopping distance when braking. According to research cited by the TIRF report, at temperatures just below freezing on dry pavement stopping distance for vehicles with all-season tires can be as much as 30 per cent longer than for vehicles with winter tires. Winter tires have also been shown to have better traction on a snowy surface at -40 degrees Celsius than an all-season tire has at plus four degrees Celsius.   Some motorists avoid winter tires because their vehicles are equipped with Anti-lock Braking Systems, All-Wheel Drive or four-wheel drive. The TIRF report notes that these systems require sufficient traction to be effective and that winter tires provide that needed traction.   Another commonly believed myth is that two winter tires, rather than a set of four, is sufficiently safe. Mix-

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  Whether you live in the city or country, or whether you drive a big or small vehicle, winter driving conditions will impact your vehicle’s performance.   When deciding whether to install winter tires, ask yourself the following questions:   Ø  Do you live where cold temperatures are common?   Ø  Do you drive on icy or snowy roads?   Ø  Do you have to use your vehicle everyday, regardless of the weather?   Ø  Do you drive off main streets and roads in winter?   Ø  Do you drive early in the morning or late at night in winter?   Ø  Do you drive nearly the same speed regardless of the temperature?   If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, winter tires may be right for you. Talk to your tire retailer about your driving habits and what kind of conditions you drive in and what kinds of winter tires are best suited for you.


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True Service. Start, Look and Listen Prepare now for winter driving... Now’s the time to get your car ready for the demands placed on it in the coming winter months. Especially in rain, sleet, freezing rain, and maybe snow, you’ll want your vehicle to start and run reliably. And you’ll want your driving experience to be as safe and comfortable as possible. Here are some things to check to make your winter driving safer and more secure (www.BoschAutoParts.com). START Most important, you’ll want your car to start reliably every time. “While routine tune-ups are not what they used to be, your vehicle still needs to have new spark plugs installed periodically,” said Mark Wilkinson, Group Product Manager, Spark Plugs for Robert Bosch LLC. Bosch is the company that invented the first commercially-viable high voltage spark plug more than a century ago. Installing new spark plugs will help assure quick starts even in very cold weather, when battery power can be severely compromised. According to Wilkinson, “Most drivers feel that the original spark plugs performed well and lasted quite a while. Our Bosch Iridium is the replacement spark plug most like the Original Equipment (OE) plugs used in many late-model cars. Bosch Iridium has optimized

If you think a car wash is only for sunny summer days, think again. Washing a car in the winter months can help it operate at peak capacity despite harsh weather.

People take different tactics when it comes to washing their cars. Some prefer to hand wash their vehicles, taking care to primp and polish. While this might be easy when it is warm outside, cold weather can quickly zap ambition and actually make it downright painful to do so. Also, environmental experts tend to frown upon washing the car in the driveway because of the water waste and chemical detergents running into storm sewers. Commercial car washes recycle and filter their water. Preventative car care is especially important when the cold weather sets in. The road additives -- such as salt and sand -- can wreak havoc on a car’s paint, corrode the undercarriage of the vehicle and potentially rust

spark projection in the combustion chamber and uses a fine wire electrode design for superior ignitability and performance. It is an excellent replacement plug for any car using older-technology spark plugs.” Look Visibility is critical to safe driving, and it’s doubly important when snow, sleet, and ice obstruct vision. For that reason, safer visibility in extreme winter driving conditions demand the best wiper blades you can buy, and Bosch’s Senior Product Manager for wiper blades, Makoto Takatsuka, said that Bosch ICON(TM) wiper blades provide a cleaner wipe and provide up to 40 percent longer life than other premium beam blades in the market. Takatsuka added, “ICON’s exclusive tension spring arcing technology creates a custom fit that’s contoured to the curvature of both the driver and passenger sides of the windshield of each vehicle, unlike other blades that try to accommodate different curvatures with a single blade design. Such a compromise just can’t provide the clean, consistent wipe offered by Bosch ICON’s patented innovative design.” Listen Certainly you should listen to the advice of your trusted repair shop when

it comes to safe and proper maintenance of your vehicle. Your mechanic knows your car and its history, and is best qualified to recommend needed parts and service, particularly if your shop is part of the Bosch Car Service network (www.BoschService.com). According to Michael Lippman, Concept Manager for this network, shops earning this distinction must meet strict standards for technician training, shop equipment, and customer relations, and be able to diagnose and troubleshoot the most advanced electronic safety and engine management systems. Keep your car ready to beat the cold!

Driving safely in extreme weather conditions demands the best wiper blades you can buy. Bosch ICON(TM) wiper blades provide a cleaner wipe and up to 40 percent longer life than other premium beam blades on the market.

Cars need washing in winter, too the wheel wells. Keeping the car clean and waxed can protect the finish and help protect against scratches and marring from any winter road debris.

high-quality wax. The wax will serve as an extra barrier against grime.

Car corrosion damage is especially common during the winter months. Prevention remains the best solution to corrosion, and a car wash is a preventative measure that takes little effort.

Washing a car in a cold climate is not something many people enjoy, but it’s a good way to keep a car running strong and looking good.

Automatic car washes are a convenient way to clean a vehicle in the winter. However, these facilities tend to use harsh chemicals that eat through debris. This can result in swirling patterns and spotting on some cars. An alternative is to head to one of the selfwash carwash bays and bring along your own products or rely on theirs so that you will have a high-powered water supply for rinsing. Even if you cannot do the cleaning job you would in the warmer weather, rinsing some of the salt and grime from the car, expecially underneath, can go a long way toward preventing corrosion. Before the snowy season sets in, it’s a good idea to do a thorough washing of the car and apply a new coat of a

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Waterworld Grade eight students from Stanley Humphries in Castlegar recently spent a day travelling around the city and area in order to learn first-hand where their water comes from, where it goes after it’s used and how important it is to look after water and keep watersheds healthy. The field trip was part of Know Your Watershed, a water stewardship program developed by Columbia Basin Trust and local environmental educators. At left, Eric Waldie, Hannah Sanders and Shawn O’Keefe view a river snail in a water sample pulled from the Columbia River. Submitted photo

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SHSS grade 12’s are busy selling coupon books (left - submitted photo) and delivering poisettias (top - Craig Lindsay photo) to raise money for grad activities such as dry grad. To purchase one of the coupon books, which offer great deals at businesses around the West Kootenay, email kirsten. hearne@hotmail.com.

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Free... for all! The Nov. 25 free skate at the Castlegar Complex, sponsored by Columbia Power Corp. and the Selkirk Lion’s Club, was very popular with more than 75 people taking part. Craig Lindsay photo

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Saturday, Dec.8th & Sunday, Dec.9th 6:30PM New Life Assembly • 602 - 7 St. There will be an offering taken for Sunday School.

Doukhobor group dispenses support

Anne Amelia Titford April 3rd, 1927 - October 28th, 2012 Anne Titford, The Blue Lady, of Castlegar, BC has moved on to walk with her husband Tom. Anne was born and raised in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. They lived in Castlegar for over 50 years and were well known for their Christmas light display and were proud of taking the 1st place prize many times. The Blue Lady is survived by her son; Bruce Sutherland (Linda), grandchildren; Scott Sutherland (Maura), Heather Helwing (nee Sutherland) (Richard) and Cheryl Sutherland and great grandchildren; Meagan Sutherland, Riley Sutherland, Trygve Sutherland. Sister; Shirley and brother; Don. She was predeceased by her husband Tom Titford.

The Castlegar Red Cross (top photo), represented by Liza Soukorff (second from left), receives a cheque on Nov. 22 for $2,000 from the Doukhobor Cultural Association, represented by (from left) Marilyn Verigin, Anne Zibin, and Molly Konkin. In lower photo, Barbie Kalmakoff, manager of Talarico Place, receives a cheque from Marilyn Verigin. Also pictured are (third and fourth from left) Anne Zibin and Molly Konkin. Pictured from right are Talarico Place medical director Dr. Keith Merritt, and care coordinator Stacey Thin. The donation includes $7,000 towards the purchase of a bariatric bed and $1,100 towards improvements to community palliative room. Craig Lindsay photos

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2012 /CNW/ - More than a quarter of Canadians living with type 2 diabetes are not taking insulin as prescribed by their physician, reveals an international survey. The survey reveals a startling correlation between misdosed insulin and incidences of dangerously low blood sugar, known as a hypoglycemic event, as one third of survey respondents also reported experiencing at least one hypoglycemic event over a 30-day period. The GAPP2™ (Global Attitude of Patients and Physicians) survey shows that Canadian healthcare professionals (HCPs) are concerned that patients often under-report frequency or severity of hypoglycemic events despite reporting that they discussed these events with approximately six in ten patients over a 30-day time period. Insulin dosing irregularities are common in Canadian patients

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When it comes to buying children’s clothing in Castlegar, parents don’t have a lot of choice. That’s going to change soon with the opening of Kootenai Child, which is expected to open in early December, just in time for Christmas. “I struggled to get clothes for my kids here,” said owner/ operator Lawrence Sithembu. “I found myself having to go to places like Kelowna or even across the border to get children’s clothes - which I don’t like. I thought there must be other parents here who are going through the same thing as me and would like to see a good children’s store that is supplying good quality children’s clothes. So I thought, let’s open it.” Sithembu is busy applying a few coats of paint and getting the counters and shelves ready for the opening, which he expects will be the December 7/8 weekend. Shoppers can expect to see clothes from all over the world at Kootenai Child. “Our suppliers come from South Africa, Holland, the United States, and Montreal,” he said. “I’m looking for suppliers from around here. I’m just researching that. I’m quite open for local designers to supply us.” Kootenai Child is

Lawrence Sithembu’s enterprise is set to open it’s doors in early December. Craig Lindsay photo

targeted for kids from birth up to 16 yearsold. “We’ll have all kinds of clothes,” said Sithembu. “Boys, girls, toddlers, infants. We won’t have shoes. I’m just focusing on clothing.” Sithembu and his family came to Canada from Johannesburg, South Africa about 13 months ago. “We came out here just to change the work environment,” he said. “To experience living in another country. We were looking for opportunities in terms

of business as well as education for us and our kids. We never thought we’d end up in Castlegar.” Sithembu’s wife, who is a local doctor, had several job offers but the family eventually decided on Castlegar. “There were so many options in so many cities that had positions for her,” he said. “I was going to come with her and look for business opportunities when we settled. So we ended up here in the Kootenays, which is great.”

The Sithembus came out here for a recruiting visit and after touring the area became hooked. “My wife’s colleagues took us around and we really liked it,” he said. “It was winter and it was cold. We went up Slocan and got the gist of the area. We liked it. On our way home we decided, ‘hey, let’s give it a try!’ We loved the scenery but didn’t know what the people would be like. People have been great so far. So we thought we’d go into business here.” Sithembu has quite a unique background. He has two degrees and is a year away from his law degree. He spent 13 years in the South African film industry as a writer and director. Before that he was in a couple of successful businesses. “I’ve travelled all over the world,” he said. “I’ve been to almost every continent.” His degrees are in Organizational Psychol-

ogy and Communications. “After that I worked for KLA doing market research,” he said. “I got bored and switched to the film industry. It was more flexible and had more travelling. I never looked back.” About five years ago he set up a men’s clothing company in South African called Gemini Clothing. “We had shirts, jeans, ties for men,” said Sithembu. “I enjoyed it. It was my first experience owning a business. I sold clothes from throughout the world. It was quite successful. We closed it down just before we came here. Gemini Clothing was an extension of myself. I love clothes. I sold clothes that I like to wear myself and it became very successful.” As a caring father of two children, eight and five years-old, children’s clothing seemed like the logical next step.

The Twin Rivers Chorale presents A Christmas Concert

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Friday December 7th, 7pm Castlegar United Church

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Many workers are saying “Bah, humbug!” to company holiday parties, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. Although more than threequarters (77 per cent) of senior managers interviewed said their employer is holding a holiday celebration this year, only 55 per cent of employees gave the festivities high marks.

A Samaritan’s Purse project called “Operation Christmas Child’s Shoeboxes was completed this week. Over 300 shoebox-sized giftboxes were filled, more than half by students of Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar - the remainder by local churches. The giftboxes are being sent overseas for disadvantaged children. Pictured at left, Pastor Dwight Soleski (L) and Val Leiding of New Life Assembly in Castlegar drop off the collection at the local Greyhound depot on Nov. 26. Jim Sinclair photo

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Opinion Editorial MP laments Canada’s transition from peacekeeper to warrior Early last November I had the privilege of attending a public forum in Ottawa organized by the Canadian Peace Initiative. The forum took place on a Friday evening featuring Professor Ian McKay of Queens University as a keynote speaker. Professor McKay, author of Warrior Nation: Rebuilding Canada in an Age of Anxiety, talked about militarism and the re-writing of Canadian history as his topic. To those of us present, he clearly outlined how Canada has changed since the Harper Conservatives took power in 2006. He talked about how Canada had become a “warrior nation” shifting from its role of mediator and peacemaker. The whole idea that some-

how we are at war is a strange concept to most Canadians, but yet, it seems to be more and more the underlying message of the current federal government. The next keynote speaker was to have been Don Luis Alberto Cordero of the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress in Costa Rica. This Central American country along with Nepal and the Solomon Islands has a Department of Peace. In his statement which was read out at our meeting, Mr. Cordero stated that in the 1980’s his region was at war. The United States and the Soviet Union were providing vast amounts of weapons and tanks to a region in which one country was governed by

Alex Atamanenko MP, B.C. Southern Interior

a dictator and one by communists, innocent civilians were being killed, and thousands of children were orphaned. The possibility that five presidents with radically different political views leading nations with radically different interests could ever agree to a peace accord was unthinkable. And yet, that is just what happened on August 7, 1987 when Costa Ri-

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can President Oscar Arias Sanchez brokered the Esquipulas II Peace Accords. By emphasizing countries’ differences of opinions and differences of interests, everyone had neglected to consider that every nation in Central America and every nation in the world does have a common interest in peace. Yet today, according to Cordero, Central America is rearming at a disturbing rate. With annual military expenditure now reaching over $7 billion and drug trafficking leading to alarmingly high rates of organized crime in the most violent region in the world, Central American governments may no longer be fighting wars with each other, but they are actively

engaged in conflicts that disturb the peace at home. He goes on to say that the disavowal of military violence does not, in and of itself, make a country any more peaceful unless it exists within a “culture of peace.” Costa Rica’s establishment of the Ministry of Justice and Peace in 2009 was just the latest step in a long series of initiatives to bring peace to a country in a region long afflicted with conflict and war. The process began in 1877 when President Tomas Guardia abolished the death penalty, making Costa Rica one of the first countries to do so. Then, in 1948, Costa Rica became the first country to eliminate its military and enshrined this ban in its constitution so that

future generations would not be tempted to resort to violence to resolve conflicts. But this was only the beginning of Costa Rica’s mission to create a culture of peace. Indeed, this country took the leadership role in promoting regional peace in Central America, as well, when President Arias brokered the Esquipulas II Peace Accords for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Recognizing the benefits of a citizenry actively engaged in promoting peace, the Costs Rican legislature passed a law mandating peace education and advocating mediation in the legal system in 1997 and creating a National Directorate of Alternative Conflict Resolution in 2004. And today, the

Arias Foundation is dedicated to working with these government bodies to ensure that Costs Rica and Central America remain peaceful and tolerant societies. It was quite an honour for me to be present at this event as I was invited to replace Don Luis Alberto Cordero and to talk about my Private Members Bill C-373, An Act to Establish a Department of Peace. In researching for my presentation, and after listening to what Mr. Cordero and Professor McKay had to say, I am more convinced than ever that a Department of Peace could do a great deal to shift our country more to a “culture of peace” and away from the path of a “warrior nation.”

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Change in tax regulations will help smaller B.C. breweries TOM FLETCHER Black Press

The B.C. government has changed its policy for taxing

smaller breweries, to stave off a possible pre-Christmas shutdown at a Prince George brewery and

promote growth in the craft brewing business. Smaller breweries are taxed at a lower

rate than big commercial operations, until this week paying a flat tax of $1.75 per litre of bottled

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Sales of Pacific Western Brewing’s low-priced Cariboo beer line helped push the company’s production up to a tax threshold that could have triggered millions in retroactive taxes and forced a pre-Christmas shutdown of the Prince George company. Black Press photo

notice of power interruption Schroeder creek and areaS north Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. When: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 We will be making electrical system improvements in Schroeder Creek and areas North on December 5th. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 4 hours, from 09:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The area affected is from 10325 Hwy 31 North to and including the community of Johnsons Landing and all communities in between—Schroeder Creek, Lardeau, Argenta, Meadow Creek, Duncan Dam, Howser and Cooper Creek. To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, please unplug all electronics, such as TVs, PVRs, DVD players and computers. Please also turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances, such as your clothes or dishwasher, dryer or oven.

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or canned beer and $1.20 per litre of draft. That rate applied until annual production reached 16 million litres, at which point the higher commercial brewery rate applied to the entire production run. Reaching that threshold would trigger a tax increase in the millions of dollars, and Pacific Western Brewing of Prince George was the only B.C. producer getting close, partly from increased sales of their low-priced line of Cariboo beers. The company notified its employees last week that it was facing a shutdown for December if the tax policy didn’t change. Deputy premier Rich Coleman said Monday the new system creates a sliding scale of tax rates for smaller brewers that takes them up to the commercial tax rate of big breweries when they reach 30 million litres of annual production. Retroactive taxation

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no longer applies to amounts up to the limit for qualifying breweries. Coleman said he supports the general policy of giving tax relief to smaller brewers, brought in by the Social Credit government in 1988. But the production ceiling and retroactive tax have created problems for brewers since then, and he

Coleman said he supports the general policy of giving tax relief to smaller brewers, brought in by the Socreds in 1988.

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hopes the new policy will allow them to plan their business and grow. An earlier version of the policy was withdrawn last week, amid reports that the president of Pacific Western Brewing had recently donated an auction prize of accommodation in the Caribbean to a party fundraiser in Coleman’s Fort Langley-Aldergrove constituency. Coleman said he has returned that donation, and he should have checked to see that party donations were not solicited from people who have current business with his ministry. Both smaller brewers and large multinationals donate to the B.C. Liberals. He said the policy It’s time includes a charttothat shows brewers placewhat your ad! pay at each production level, to reduce confusion about how it applies to each business. The preferential rates apply to seven breweries operating now in B.C.

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Helping adult learners get ahead GOVT. OF BC

VICTORIA - Adult learners around the province will get help to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills and advance their education and career goals thanks to government funding for the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). The B.C. government is providing $2.4 million to support 68 community-b as e d, adult-literacy projects in 2012-13, benefitting close to 6,400 British Columbians. The projects are delivered through partnerships between community groups and B.C.’s public, postsecondary institutions. Projects funded under CALP receive up to $40,000 each to provide instruction and support to adult learners in everything from basic literacy to

Projects funded under CALP receive up to $40,000 each to provide instruction and support to adult learners... high-school completion. Most offer oneon-one tutoring by trained volunteers, small-group classes and other types of learning tailored to adults, Aboriginal learners, young parents and others in the community in need of support. CALP projects are offered in a variety of settings - schools, non-profit organizations, and native friendship and community centres - and are supported by volunteers. Projects focus on the individual goals of learners such

as improving their literacy skills in order to enhance the quality of their lives, improve their employment opportunities, further their education, strengthen their families and increase their involvement in theircommunities. Since 2001, the government of B.C. has invested $20.7 million in CALP, helping more than 75,000 adults improve their literacy skills. This program supports the BC Jobs Plan’s commitment to enhance access to advanced education, skills and apprenticeship training throughout the province, and the government’s commitment under the Families First Agenda to support vulnerable families and help all British Columbians share in the benefits as our economy continues to grow.

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Enviro-reporting goes digital GOVT. OF BC

KAMLOOPS - The Ministry of Environment is launching a website that brings environmental reporting into the 21st century by translating complex scientific data into interactive features and story-telling graphics that help British Columbians understand the environment. Environment Minister Terry Lake demonstrated the new Environmental Reporting BC site: http:/www.env.gov. bc.ca/soe/ for students and faculty at Thompson Rivers University on November 26, illustrating the site’s engaging and user friendly layout, updated reporting features and links to open data sets. The Ministry of Environment has

established itself as a leader in Canada for environmental reporting, having published five comprehensive environmental reports and one special topic report since 1993. The Environmental Reporting BC website will continue to position B.C. at the forefront of environmental reporting, covering nine different environmental topics: water, air, plants and animals, climate change, contaminants, land, marine, sustainability, and waste. Some of the updated reporting products include an interactive map showing the most recent 2012 data on grizzly bear populations throughout the province, and an animated chart where users can explore

data on how parks and protected areas have increased since 1911 and the associated levels of ecosystem protection in British Columbia. The site provides scientific data and information in a more timely and accessible way as part of B.C.’s Open Data Policy and commitment to open government. Researching and finding environmental information is also now easier because the site acts as a centralized location for learning about B.C.’s environment. All the data is available for download by British Columbians. Environmental Reporting BC represents the movement from paper-based state of environment reporting to the digital age. It provides in-

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

Rebels fall to Nitros in Kimberley Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Rebels blew a chance to move into a tie with Nelson for first place on the weekend. The short-handed Rebs lost on the road Saturday 3-1 to the Kimberley Dynamiters. The Dynamiters went up 2-0 after two periods with goals from Tanner Gray and Tyson Klingspohn. The Rebs finally got on the board with Dylan Bowerman scoring with 5:56 left in the third period. Unfortunately, Kimberley would hold off the Rebel attack and score an empty netter to seal the victory. Castlegar outshot their ungracious hosts 37-33. Jordan Gluck was in net for the Rebels and got the loss. The team was missing seven of their players due to various injuries, illnesses and suspensions. “It definitely didn’t help,” said rookie defenceman Hunter Jenerou. “First period was a struggle trying to get used to different lines, different pairing. After that we

finally got into a bit of a flow, but the puck just wasn’t bouncing our way in that game.” Jenerou said the crowd in Kimberley was big and loud and got behind their Dynamiter team early. “We just try to focus on playing our game and what we can control,” he said. With a Nelson win over Spokane Saturday night, the Leafs regained the top spot in the Neil Murdoch division, and the entire KIJHL. On Thursday, the Rebels shot down the Border Bruins in Grand Forks, 6-4. The Rebs took an 5-1 lead over the Border Bears and cruised to a 6-4 win on the road on Thursday night.  Darren Medeiros led the way for the Rebs with four goals and four assists and was named the game’s first star. The Rebs took a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals from Aaron Petten, assisted by Medeiros, and Brayden Horcoff, assisted by Peter Mingus and Brenden Heinrich. Coleton Dawson cut the lead to 2-1 be-

fore Medieros scored two straight to put the Castlegar squad up 4-1 midway through the second period. Kody Disher put Rebs up 5-1 at the 5:32 mark of the second, assisted by Medeiros and Tanner Johnson. However, the home town Bruins wouldn’t give up. Former Rebel forward Connor Bowen scored with 54 seconds left in the second for GF. Brenden Enns would cut the Castlegar lead to two with a power play marker at 13:16 of the third period. Rebel captain Erik Alden gave the visiting team some breathing room with a goal at 12:37 to put the Rebs up 6-3 assisted by Jamie Vlanich and Stu Walton. Connor Gross finished off the scoring with a power play goal for Grand Forks at 9:38. “We got up early and it was looking to be a good game,” said Jenerou. “But then we got a couple of bad penalties that kept them in the game. We gave them some second chance... Continued on P. 27

— REBEL SCORING — PLAYER Stuart Walton Jamie Vlanich Diego Bartlett Kody Disher Darren Medeiros

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Rebels’ defenceman Dylan Bowerman goes behind the net to play the puck during Thursday’s game in Grand Forks. Cassandra Chin photo

— KIJHL STANDINGS — Kootenay Conference NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION TEAM GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PCT. Nelson 26 19 5 1 1 40 121 64 .769 Castlegar 26 17 5 3 1 38 102 66 .731 Beaver Valley 24 12 10 1 1 26 87 85 .542 Spokane 27 10 15 1 1 22 95 117 .407 Grand Forks 25 3 20 0 2 8 60 128 .160

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Statistics updated Tuesday, Nov. 27

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OTL PTS GF GA PCT. 2 34 84 54 .739 0 30 87 86 .577 1 27 73 71 .587 4 22 87 82 .458 2 18 69 118 .333

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T 0 2 3 2 2

OTL PTS GF GA PCT. 1 35 101 72 .700 3 33 90 74 .688 1 28 88 83 .560 2 28 102 107 .483 1 17 64 121 .315

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Saints come from behind to beat EWU

at home and have to raise our game and battle back. We got For the first time better as the game this season the Selwent on and it was kirk College Men’s nice to see our fourth Hockey program line come through found itself trailing at with the winning both intermissions on goal. You don’t want Saturday evening, but to have to count on a third period rally coming from behind sparked by a timely on a regular basis, but 5-on-3 penalty kill tonight we’re pleased lifted the Saints to with the character we a 5-3 decision over showed in the third Eastern Washingperiod.” ton University at the Alex Sirard picked Castlegar Recreation up his seventh win in Complex. as many appearances The win extended for the Saints, makSelkirk’s B.C. Intering 16 saves including collegiate Hockey a breakaway stop on League-record streak Ryan Pajimola late in for wins to start a seathe first period that son to 11 and mainkept his team within tained the Saints’ tight one heading to ingrip on first place in termission. Greenthe league standings. well faced 37 shots The Eagles took and took the loss for their first of three EWU. leads on the night Selkirk returns to midway through the home ice for their first period when final game of 2012 Ryan Pajimola interwhen the Univercepted a neutral zone sity of Victoria visits pass and blasted a Castlegar on Saturshot past Selkirk netday, December 1st. minder Alex Sirard. Faceoff is set for 7:30 Cody Fidgett drew p.m.. SAINTS NOTES: A victory against the Vikes next weekend would see Selkirk tie the BCIHL’s alltime longest winning streak at 12 games. Coincidentally, UVic set the current record during the 2006/07 season. Prenatal: Wed., Jan. 28 Former Trail Prenatal: Wed., Jan. 28 Smoke Eaters capPrenatal: Jan. OFA LevelWed., 1: Jan. 30 28tain Clayton McEwan Prenatal: Jan. OFA LevelWed., 1: Jan. 30 28made his Saints debut OFA Level 1: Jan. 30 on Saturday, wearing Avalanche Awareness Sledders: OFA Level 1: Jan. 30for Avalanche Awareness for#3 Sledders: and playing solid Jan. 31 Students from Selkirk College pose with food donated at the Saint’s for Sledders: Avalanche Awareness Jan. 31 defence paired with game Saturday for Fill the Food Bank night. More than 70 food items for Sledders: Avalanche Awareness Jan. 31 second-year blueliner Prenatal Refresher: Feb. 4 were donated and2.8125” will goxto3”the college’s food bank.Jan. 31 Craig Lindsay photoFeb.Justin Prenatal Refresher: 4 Sotkowy. Prenatal Refresher: Feb. 4 submitted

the hosts even minutes later on a powerplay, but EWU went ahead once more with 1:54 remaining in the frame when Uriah Machuga capitalized on a Saints turnover and scored from the high slot. The game remained tight in the second with Logan Proulx and Machuga trading power-play goals less than two minutes apart. And Selkirk came up big late in the frame, killing a two-man advantage for the final 54 seconds of the period in order to squeak into intermission down a single goal. After continuing their solid work on the penalty kill in the opening minute of the third period, the Saints found the momentum-changing goal they’d been searching for. Beau Taylor, who was playing at centre in the absence of injured linemate Thomas Hardy, won an of-

fensive zone face-off straight forward and passed across the top of the crease to Fidgett for a tap-in equalizer. The eventual game winner would follow just 53 seconds later, as Connor Stephens pounced on a rebound from a Ben Starbuck wraparound and beat EWU starter Jason Greenwell. And the Saints allowed their visitors few chances for the remainder of the third period, outshooting the Eagles 13-3 before Connor McLaughlin scored into an empty net to put the finishing touches on the win. “With two weeks between games we knew there might be some rust coming into tonight’s game and we saw that early with a couple of mental errors that Eastern made us pay for,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “But it was a good experience for us to get behind

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SHSS juniors take third

Rebekah Liszt of SHSS goes for the tip in the team’s round-robin game against Grand Forks Craig Lindsay photo on Saturday. CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Teams from throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary region converged on Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Secondary

School for the junior girls volleyball zone championships. The placing for pool A was: 1. Boundary Central (Midway), 2. Mount Sentinel (South Slocan), 3. SHSS 9’s, 4. L.V. Rogers (Nelson).

For pool B the results were: 1. SHSS 10’s, 2. L.V. Rogers 10’s, 3. Mount Sentinel, and 4. Grand Forks. In the semi-finals, Mount Sentinel knocked off SHSS 2125, 27-25, and 15-13, while Boundary Central beat Grand Forks 25-15 and 25-21. “We weren’t playing our best in the first half,” said SHSS grade 10 player Rebekah Liszt. “But we stepped it up in the second half and had some better teamwork. We had some good hits and blocks.” In the championship game, it was Boundary Central taking the title, beating Mount Sentinel two straight, 25-16 and 2515.

SHSS 10’s picked up third place, beating Grand Forks in two straight games. “Overall, it was a good tournament,” said Liszt. “We won all our round-robin games and were able to take third. It was a little bit of a let down not getting to the final. But we ended strong with a win, so that was good.” Liszt says the team really improved over the season. “At the start of the year we weren’t too strong because we had a lot of new players but as the year went on, we learned and developed our skills,” she said. Go to www.castlegarnews.com/sports for a photo wgallery of the event.

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Senior Provincials start today CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

Mount Sentinel is hosting the senior girls A Provincials this weekend with games at L.V. Rogers in Nelson, and at Selkirk College in Castlegar from today until Saturday. The tournament consists of 16 teams from throughout B.C. The host Mount Sentinel Wildcats are seeded third going in. Kelowna Christian is the top seeded team, while Immaculata, also from Kelowna, is seeded second. “The top four teams have all enjoyed good seasons,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moriera. “Kelowna Christian has to be the team to beat as they have been number one for most of the year.” Mount Sentinel is in pool C along with White Rock Christian Academy, Similkameen (Keremeos), and Credo Christian (Langley). The opening ceremony goes Thursday at Selkirk College and starts at 9 a.m. Games start at 10:45 a.m. and go all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Thursday games are at both locations, while the Friday and Saturday games will all be at Selkirk. The semi-finals

take place Saturday at 11 a.m. The final starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by the closing ceremony at 8:30 p.m.

“We have five seniors on our team who have devoted the last eight months to preparing for this event.” Joe Moriera

Mount Sentinel will be playing their games Friday at L.V.Rogers. The South Slocan school’s first game is at 12 noon versus Credo Christian; their second game is at 2:15 p.m. against Similkameen; and their third and final round-robin game is 4 p.m. against White Rock Christian. “We have five seniors on our team who have devoted the last eight months to preparing for this event,” said Moriera. “For our seniors it has also been a six year journey.” Moriera says that fans can expect some great action and some exciting games, but is loathe to make any predictions. “The top four teams are not unbeatable, so predicting outcomes is not wise,” he said.

“Mount Sentinel is competing for a provincial title and until that dream is dashed we are going to stay that cross.” This is the eighth time that Sentinel has hosted provincials and the school has won the provincial title four times. The team returns every player from last year’s team that finished 11th at Provincials. “Our strengths are obvious - we pass and serve well and if we are consistent with these two we will be very competitive,” said Moriera. Other teams attending the Provincial tournament are Pool A - Kelowna Christian, Selkirk (Kimberley), Glenlyon Norfolk (Victoria), Chetwynd; Pool B - Immaculata (Kelowna), Duncan Christian, Ebenezer (Smithers), and Fernie; Pool D - Cedar Christian (Prince George), Langley Christian, Carver Christian (Burnaby), and Salmo. Salmo, the other West Kootenay team in the tournament, will be playing their round-robin games at Selkirk College Friday: 12 noon versus Cedar Christian; 2:15 p.m. against Langley Christian; and 4:45 p.m. versus Carver Christian.

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There were 20 boys and girls elementary school volleyball teams from Trail, Nelson, Castlegar, and Rossland taking part in the annual fun-day wrap-up tournament Thursday (Nov. 22) at Selkirk College in Castlegar. Schools participating were Fruitvale, Glenmerry, Kinnaird, Rossland, St. Michael’s, Twin Rivers, Webster, and Robson. More photos online at www.castlegarnews.com/sports. Craig Lindsay photos


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Curling – good fun at any age

Fred Houghton, rookie curler. Barb Sinclair photo

Barb sinclair Castlegar News Contributor

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Mr. Fred Houghton came into the art galleryand mentioned that he had

just taken up curling for the first time in his life. Seeing he could be a senior, I had to hear more. Why would someone take up curling so much later in life? Thinking he was talked into it, I wanted to know the story. Fred says, “I just noticed the sign outside the curling rink on Columbia Avenue, looking for new curlers.” He went in for a few lessons and found that getting down on the ice

and back upagain wasn’t going to work for him. But, introduced to the ‘Stick,’ a long broom-like handle, he was able to continue. Now he can hook the stick onto the curling handle and direct the rock down the ice any way his skip asks him. This is just one little thing that could be keeping others from taking up curling. Fred also mentioned that he’s taken up bowling again. When you are on your own for the

first time later in life it can get lonely and quiet. But there are always new things to discover if you just take the first step. People are friendly and eager to help, and one can always make a new friend. Having always been an avid traveler, and now, nursing a sore foot, curling is on the back burner. Not to let any moss grow under him, he’s off to South America for another adventure in a few months. This is a life well lived.

Wildcats take bronze in Kamloops Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

The West Kootenay Wildcats bantam girls hockey team played in a tournament in Kamloops this past weekend and came home with bronze. In the ‘Cats first game, the team lost 4-2 to a very strong team from Red Deer. West Kootenay goaltender Cataline Hartland was sharp in goal as she turned away a lot of shots

and was named the team’s game MVP. Jordan Zilkie and Paige Gattafoni scored the Wildcat goals. The ‘Cats bounced back in their second outing and beat Kamloops 3-1 led by goals from Emma Wheeldon, Gattafoni, and Merissa Dawson. Wheeldon picked up the game MVP. The Wildcats were on their game in their third and final roundrobin game, beat-

ing Williams Lake 3-1. Scoring for West Kootenay were Kendra Waterstreet, Gattafoni, and Wheeldon. Emilie Tebulte was named the game MVP for the ‘Cats. The win over Willilams Lake propelled the Wildcats into the semi-finals where they would play off against North Shore to get to the final. Unfortunately, the North Shore squad dominated, winning 6-0.

Maddie Fisher was a bright spot for West Kootenay and picked up the team’s game MVP. Nakusp trip The girls travelled to Nakusp for a pair of exhibition games against Kamloops. In the first game, the Wildcats were down 2-0 but came down to tie the score with an exciting empty net goal from

Off-season ball practice Rebels

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Softball players (from left) Selena Markin, Sierra Pushie, Ella Handey, and Kia Hipwell work on their catching during practice under the watchful eye of coach Derek Hipwell. Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

Girls from ages 10-16 from Castlegar and the area have been busy working on

Craig Lindsay photo

drills and skills every Wednesday at Stanley Humphries Secondary School. The sessions, which are run by the Castlegar Softball Associa-

tion, go from October until the spring with a break for the Christmas holidays. The sessions give the girls valuable ongoing teaching and practice.

...opp or tunities. Luckily we were able to finish them off.” Call-up Patrick Zubick got the start in goal for the Rebels and picked up the win, stopping 29 of 33 GF shots. Jenerou was picked up by Castlegar after being released by Trail following their camp. He hails from Michigan and is enjoying his first winter in Canada. “I like it here, I like Castlegar,” he said. “It’s a small community and everyone knows everyone. You get to see the same fans every game. It’s kinda cool seeing fans around town and peo-

Merissa Dawson. Jordan Zilkie scored the other W.K. goal. In the second game, West Kootenay once again trailed 2-0 but four straight goals in the second period blew it open for the ‘Cats. Scoring for the team were Emilie Tebulte, Emma Wheeldon, Kendra Waterstreet, and Zilkie. The final score was 4-2 for the Wildcats. ple say, ‘Good game. You played well.’ It’s great.” Last year, Jenerou played for his high school team in Minnesota. He is enjoying the faster play at Junior B in Canada. “Junior B is definitely better,” he said. “I think it’s more the style of play. It’s more hitting, a lot more physical play. That and the speed picks up because it’s junior and you get some older players.” The Rebels are back in town Friday for a game against the Eddie Mountain division leading Fernie Ghostriders. The ‘Riders are led by sniper extraordinaire Brenden Burge, who has 20 goals 39 points in 23 games and is second in KIJHL scoring.

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With great sadness the family of Elaine Burton (Barisoff) of Fruitvale wishes 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 self-employed 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 nurturing 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 (fdcfc@shawbiz.ca) or donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to: Memorials Department, BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009, Stn. D, Vancouver BC V6J 9Z9.

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George Innes 78 of Castlegar, BC passed away peacefully in Trail hospital on November 24, 2012. George is survived by his three children; Jeffrey Innes of Castlegar, Debbie (Innes) Karrah of Castlegar, Doreen Lypchuk of Calgary, Alberta, 6 grandchildren; Brandon Innes, Lucas Innes, Kyle Darrah, Eric Darrah, Payton Lypchuk, Justin Lypchuk and his brother; Bill Innes of Scotland. George was predeceased by his loving wife Helen Innes and eldest son Tony Innes. George will be forever in our hearts and will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace.

Marie Pereversoff Marie Pereversoff (Kabatoff) was born on November 25, 1933 in Thrums BC. She passed away peacefully at Talarico Place Care Centre on Saturday, November 17, 2012, blessed with 78 years of life. Beloved mother, wife and friend to many, she was well known for her passion for gardening where she would spend most of her days, tending to the vegetables and planting an array of beautiful flowers throughout the yard. Marie had an extraordinary talent for flower arrangements. She was a caring mother, and continued to be when we often visited and enjoyed her great home cooking of all our Russian favourites. We were always blessed with our care packages she would make when we returned form a visit consisting of all her baked goods and canning, where we could enjoy once again the comforts of home. She was predeceased by her son George Jr., parents Anne and John Kabatoff, husband George and brother John. Left to mourn her loss are her daughters Debra, Christine and Lena, her sons Dennis and Frank, her brother George and her sister Whinnie. Cremation has taken place under the care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. A private service will be held at a later date and her cremated remains will be interred in the Pass Creek Cemetery. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. A heartfelt thank you to Jubilee Manor and Talarico Place for the compassionate care she received in her final days. A huge gratitude to Dr. Clemans-Gibbon, all the paramedics for countless home visits and homecare professionals for all the years of comfort you gave in caring for her. You are truly the pillars of this community. You have been our rock in all the difficult times. Thanking all of you from our family for your expressions of sympathy.

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Julia Mabel Saliken March 12, 1930 – November 24, 2012 Heaven Drafted a Good One! Born to Sam & Dora Soukoroff in Pass Creek; predeceased by her father before birth then she lost her mother at the age of 9 months. Julia was raised by Uncle Fred and Aunt Anastasia Voykin in Southern Alberta. Thus she had 2 brothers, Sam & Alec Soukoroff and 5 cousins that she came to call brothers – Fred, Bill, John, Peter and Jim Voykin. Julia first met Alex Saliken at a cousin’s birthday in 1948. They met again the following year; sparks flew and on September 30th, 1949, they were married in Lethbridge. They left the Crowsnest Pass for the Kootenays in 1952 with son Bill in tow. They eventually settled in Thrums in 1953. Daughters Lorna & Verna were born during the Thrums years. In 1966, the family moved to Nelson’s North Shore where they have lived since. An extremely talented lady, Julia could knit, tat, crochet, embroider and sew clothing rather than buy it ready-made. Her Russian quilted blankets are more works of art than bed ware. There was also her gardening, and her green thumb became legendary. Plants simply responded to her touch and there are unconfirmed reports of her forcing blossoms from artificial plants. A terrific cook & host, she could stretch a dinner for 5 into a full meal for 12 if the need arose. Generous to a tee, she made everyone who visited her home feel welcome. Julia, being raised in trying times and circumstances, embraced frugality and repurposing with vigor and relished being a stay-at-home mother. Above all else, she loved and valued her family. She was predeceased by parents Sam & Dora Soukoroff, adopted parents Fred and Anastasia Voykin, brothers Sam and Alex Soukoroff, “brothers” Fred, Bill, Jim and John Voykin and nieces Katherine Moll, Elaine Zaitsoff and Sharon Voykin. Also by her parents-in-law, Tom and Mary Metelski, brother-inlaw Fred Saliken, sister-in-law Polly Lebedoff and son-in-law Angelo Mastrobuono (2005). Julia is survived by & assigned the task of carrying forward her excellent example to husband Alex Saliken, son Bill (Lori Brodie), daughters Lorna & Verna and grandchildren Francesca (Derek Wilkie), John, Maria (Mike Masztalar) & Ashley Mastrobuono. Also sister-in-law Mary Chernoff, adopted brother Pete (Zita) Voykin and step brother-in-law Stan (Rita) Metelski along with an extended family network of cousins, nieces and nephews that spans as far away as Georgia in the southern USA and New Zealand. Saddened by the loss of Julia, family and friends are heartened by the fact that they got to share her qualities and attributes. Like a ship that has sailed beyond the horizon, she is still present, just beyond the constraints of direct sight. “Save some chairs for the family Have respect for the grieving Julia was one of the best So sorry to hear of her leaving” A Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd., 613 Ward Street, Nelson on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow. A public visitation will be held before the service at 9:30 AM. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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Misc. for Sale JOB POSTING REGULAR FULL-TIME JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC The City of Castlegar is seeking a regular full-time Journeyman Mechanic. The shift and hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday inclusive from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with 1/2 hour for lunch on the fly. Summary of Position: Performs highly skilled mechanical repair work of a relatively complex nature at the journeyman level under the general supervision of the Mechanical Shop Foreman. Work involves the diagnosis, overhaul and repair of mechanical malfunctions in all City vehicles and heavy construction and service equipment. Further particulars of job responsibilities may be obtained by viewing a copy of the position description at City Hall, or on the City’s web-site at www.castlegar.ca Essential Qualifications: x Valid Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Trades Qualification Ticket x BC Driver’s Licence Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement Desirable Qualifications: x Experience in electric and acetylene welding

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Lots CASTLEGAR subdivison with views of Columbia River. Builders/Developers - proposals wanted. 3 new City lots available; 187 Lakeview. For prelim drawings and more info call Rod @ 250 365 0044

Personnel Officer City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 FAX: 365-4810 PHONE: 365-7227 E-mail: stassone@castlegar.ca Pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information collected will be utilized solely for the selection of candidates. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Homes for Rent 3 + Bdrm House, W/D, F/S electric heat & wood heater 1857 Robson access Rd, $950/mth + utilities, Avail Dec 1st 250-399-4779 Brilliant, 4 Bdrm, 1.5 bath, F/S, DW, W/D, N/P, N/S, lrg yard, covered deck, hot tub, $1200/mth + utilities, reference required, 403-402-9817 or 403-730-9775 CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm House 550 - 9th Ave, $1,200/mth + utilities, Ph 250-365-7867 Castlegar Avail immediately 3 - 4 Bdrm House, close to schools, beautiful hardwood floors, F/S, DW, Laundry huge fenced yard, N/S, N/P $1100/mth + utilities Call 250-304-9868 CASTLEGAR, Broadwater Rd. Immac dble 2 bdrm, 2 bath, manufactured home, open concept, private corner dble lot, F/S. DW, Gas fire, hot tub, WD hook up, 2 workshops, huge deck, floral yard to die for, N/S, small pets ok, $1150/mth + utilities, DD, $550 Call 780-333-1676, Avail Dec 1st, vgoegan1@gmail.com CASTLEGAR DT, 4 Bdrm yard, lot of parking, N/A Pets nego, W/D, F/S, Avail Dec 1st, $1200/mth + utilities Call 250-869-2207 CASTLEGAR South 3 bdrm 1 story, overlooking the river valley, with huge fenced yard working man or couple $900/mth, 250-365-7181 Ootischenia, 3 Bdrm mobile home & 1 Bdrm Suite, each $500/mth + utilities, wood stove, Riverfront, Refs required, N/S, 250-608-3087 ROBSON 1 Bedroom VERY small house, newly reno 1 year lease, N/S, N/P, $510/ mth + util. Call 250.365.1999

CASTLEGAR 1000 sq ft professional Office Space next to Tim Horton’s Avail Jan 1/13, 250-608-3930 CASTLEGAR 1600 sq ft Light Industrial Zoned Office/ Warehouse, 6th Ave. Rent negotiable 250-365-3059 or kats4348@shaw.ca

Rooms for Rent CASTLEGAR Room for rent Fully furnished 3 bdrm Home Mature male looking for 1 or 2 people to rent upstairs Call FYI 250-365-2839 or 608-0453

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Castlegar, Avail Dec 1st, 2 Bdrm, 900 sq ft, Clean, Bright & quiet, DW, Laundry, lrg yard, parking, N/S, N/P, $700/mth leave msg 250-365-5070

CASTLEGAR, 1 Bdrm suite neat Kootenay Market & Bus stop $515/mth inclusive, Avail Dec 1st, N/S, N/P 250-608-3930 Castlegar South, Studio Suite, F/S, Microwave $600 /mth including utilities cable, private side entrance off street parking, ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR PET, Call Al at 250-304-5560 Downtown Castlegar, upstairs suite, two bedroom $500 per month plus utilities. Includes F/S, N/S, N/P, Near bus route Avail immediately, References required. 1-250-368-9144

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This is a union position. The salary is $31.45 per hour (March 1, 2012) for a 40 hour work week. In accordance with Letter of Understanding #10 of the Collective Agreement, a Trades Qualification Premium of $1.40 per hour is applicable to this position. Applications from qualified candidates should be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 to:

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Cars - Sports & Imports

1993 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 dr SUV, 3lt V6 auto, 4x4, excellent condition in/out, 200000miles, PW, $2,900obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-4931807.

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ATV’S, UTV’s, Dirt Bikes & Buggies. Kamloops Cartsplus. www.cartsplusbc.com 1-888371-3946. kamloopscartsplus@shawbiz.ca

Sport Utility Vehicle

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 6cyl auto , PW, cruise control, excellent in/out , 270,000km, roof rack & block heater. 250442-0122 or 250-493-1807.

Trucks & Vans

1995 CHEV S10 BLAZER: 4dr, 4x4, excellent condition inside and out, 214,000kms, well-maintained, extra set of tires, all records, $3000. 250352-6250

2005 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab, mint, only 118,000 km incl summer & winter wheels & tires, 6 speed manual trans, $19,900 OBO contact Ross @ 354-3384

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NOW OPEN $

KELOWNA

$

Residential Commercial Pre-Wiring Home Automation Home Delivery

reconditioned and has a 1 year warranty

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

PENTICTON

* additional charges may apply

VERNON

1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

ANDRES WIRELESS Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496

ANDRES WIRELESS Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

Valid until November 29th, 2012 inclusive or while quantities last. See details in store. Some products are in limited quantities or not available at all locations. Pictures or illustrations may differ from original product on sale. Taxes not included. This promotion may not be combined with any other offer. With all attention put into the making of this flyer, some errors may occur, if it’s the case, we apologize and details will be posted in the store.

KELOWNA

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

CASTLEGAR

NOW OPEN

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

KELOWNA

200-1965 Columbia Ave. 2153 Springfield Road (250) 365-6455 (250) 860-2600

KAMLOOPS

VERNON

745 Notre Dame Drive 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 851-8700 (250) 542-3000 NOW OPEN

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

CRANBROOK

101 Kootenay St. North (250) 426-8927

ANDRES WIRELESS Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880 TELUS KIOSK

NELSON

Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258


Castlegar News, November 29, 2012  

November 29, 2012 edition of the Castlegar News

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