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‘Survey says’

WK Transit open houses will help shape future Trail meeting scheduled for Dec. 6 at Selkirk College campus

Questions answered in relocation of Trail and District Public Library BY SHERI REGNIER


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As the next story line in the relocation of the Trail and District Public Library remains unwritten, the second chapter, which included a public survey, ended on a high note. “We received 406 survey responses and 66 per cent of those surveyed said that they would like the library to relocate to a larger and more accessible location,” said Barbara Gibson, chair of the library board. A large percentage of those surveyed also said that they consider the library a vital part of the community, and not just ‘nice to have’, explained Gibson.   This month the library board asked Greater Trail residents to go on-line or stop by the library to complete a survey of 12 questions that ranged from amount of use, ranking of services provided, relocation options and potential new services. With a time frame of two weeks to gather as many responses as possible, the board members and the hired consultants, were very pleased with the number of people who took time to fill out the survey. “With a population of 9,000 between Trail and Warfield, 406 is pretty good,” said Gibson. “I am not up on statistics but when the township of 100,000 in Langley were asked to do the survey, they only got 500 done.” The next step on the road to relocation, is an open house hosted by the library board Saturday in the Memorial Centre, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Results from the survey will be on display with board members and a member of the consulting team, on hand to answer questions and gain more input from the public about what it would like to ultimately see in the library. “Once we have the input from the open house, it goes back to the consultants and they will do a relocation report with some cost estimates,” said Gibson.

The public transit system within the West Kootenay stands poised to become one of the few truly regional transit systems in the province. The West Kootenay Transit Committee is holding a series of open houses within the region to inform the public of the plans and seek final input before it goes fully operational in the spring of 2013. “We’re looking at these open houses as opportunities to show the map of the proposed sys- “We want to tem and outgive people line the fares an idea of and schedules for the public,” how it will said Meribeth look in the Burton, corspring and porate spokesperson for BC ask if the Transit. schedule “We want to works.” give people an idea of how it MERIBETH BURTON will look in the spring and ask if the schedule works.” The goal of the committee has been to develop a transit system for the area where someone can get on a bus in Trail and travel straight through to Castlegar, the Slocan Valley, Nakusp, or Nelson and all points between. The West Kootenay Transit system incorporates seven different regions currently operating nine different systems into a single entity. The advantage of the regional system is that pooling the transit resources of many smaller communities reduces the operational cost for all and provides greatly increased convenience for people wanting to travel throughout the area without having to use personal vehicles. “The smaller the system, the more expensive it is to operate,” said Burton. See STUDENTS, Page 2


The Trail Smoke Eaters pitched in to help the Trail Kiwanis Club unload over a thousand trees into its Butler Park location on Wednesday.

Trees arrive by the truckload BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

East Trail had that familiar scent of Christmas in the air on Wednesday, as the Trail Kiwanis Club, with help from the Trail Smoke Eaters, unloaded over a thousand trees into its Butler Park locale. For over 50 years, the Trail Kiwanis Club has sold Christmas trees, its biggest fundraiser, and put all the profits back into over 30 community charities. “All money that is raised here, stays here,” said Brian Pipes, long time treeseller for the Kiwanis. The trees will be for sale from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23, or until they run out.

This year, the fragrant balsam firs were shipped to Trail from the Pine Meadows Tree Farm in Chilliwack. In addition to the balsam, the group is selling Douglas firs that were supplied from the East Kootenay Tree Service in Fort Steele. Prices range from $15 for a smaller fir tree to $125 for a larger sheared or cultured specimen. The Kiwanis will be selling trees Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday until 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a box on site, for nonperishable food items, with all donations going to the Trail United Church food bank.

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Town & Country LIGHT UP THE HOSPITAL! PLEDGE DAY! Friday, December 7th @Waneta Plaza 9am-7pm 2 x 4.18 Lots of family fun and local entertainment 2 x 6.8to enjoy. Help bring Digital Mammography 2x11 to KBRH 888 or 250-364-3424 (phone lines open at 7am) Trail & District Public Library Board invites you to an Open House Saturday, December 1 from 11am-3pm to view and comment on the proposed revitalization of the Library. The Open House will be held in the Red Floor Room across from the Library in the TMC. A representative from the consultant (DNA) will be in attendance. Everyone welcome. Drop in & share your opinion. ATTENTION JOINT SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERS Annual Meeting Nov.29,2012 at the Trail Legion Hall. 7:30pm. All members welcome. COLOMBO LODGE 2013 New Year’s Eve Italian Dinner; Dance to TnT $74 per couple by Dec.3 $84 after Dec.3 Pat 250-362-5825 Patrick 250-364-9927 Tony 250-368-9736 Tickets also available at Supper meeting Dec.2 Lodge office Dec.3 at 6pm

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An RCMP officer snaps photos of a vehicle in downtown Trail on Wednesday morning. Several police cars responded to the scene at the intersection of Eldorado St. and Bay Ave. The police had not released any details as of press time.

Trail mayor relieved Teck project delayed not cancelled BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

One of the major proponents of the big e-waste furnace project at Teck Trail Operations was disappointed it was not moving ahead as planned, but was encouraged it had not been cancelled. Dieter Bogs said he did not like that construction of Teck’s $210 million No. 4 Furnace project was indefinitely put on hold Oct. 24 after “uncertain global economic conditions” forced the company to defer the project, but he knew it was not an

essential component to its operation. The furnace project was viewed as a diversification of the operations in Trail. “All companies are finding ... they have to diversify to stay in business in the long term,” Bogs said. “So, from that perspective, diversification and the e-waste is very important.” He felt the market would sort itself out of its roller coaster ride, and then the e-waste project would be back on the program. The No. 4 Furnace Project was designed to increase Teck’s

capacity for recycling end-of-life electronics. However, current end-of-life electronics and lead acid battery recycling will not be impacted by deferral. When Teck announced the construction of the furnace last year, it included the construction of a

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new $125-million slag fuming furnace and settling furnace at the No. 1 acid plant. Bogs was pleased the company was continuing with the building of the acid plant, however, since it is expected to have a significant impact on the health and environ-

ment of the community. “It also shows the company intends to continue to operate the Trail Operations for a long time in Trail,” he said. The deferral of the furnace project is the only one to affect Trail Operations.

Students’ concerns heard

FROM PAGE 1 “With shared buses, common routes, and coordinated schedules it reduces the costs for everybody. There is strength in numbers.” The committee, made up of area directors from each of the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary Regional Districts along with a council representative from the City of Nelson was created to work together to manage resources and funding. The group has been notably successful in their coordinated work, being honoured with a Community Excellence Award in the Partnerships category at the annual Union of BC Municipalities meeting in September. Although there are a few other examples of regional systems in the province, in the Kelowna/West Kelowna are and on Vancouver Island, the West Kootenay example is rare in that it was

mainly a grassroots initiative that ties together numerous smaller communities spread over a wide geographical area. Burton explained that much of the drive for creating the system came from input from people in the region. “One of the loudest voices we heard was from students in the area,” she said. “It’s more affordable for them to be able to continue living at home in Trail, for example, and carry on their post-secondary education in Castlegar or Nelson. It also has the added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” The West Kootenay Transit Committee will be holding its local open house at the Trail Campus of Selkirk College, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the public is invited to attend to find out more about the regional system.

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Couple saved themselves, neighbour says By Sally MacDonald Cranbrook Townsman

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“Enough with the shopping already Mom,” is what eight-month-old Monroe Baker seems to be thinking at Trail’s second indoor market. The popular market returns to the Cominco Gym this Friday.

RLOP auditions for ‘Brigadoon’ tonight •Tonight, principal auditions at 7 p.m. for the Rossland Light Opera Players’ production of Brigadoon •The Trail Market goes Friday in the Cominco Gym from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If interested in selling your wares please call 368-3144 •Rossland Health-Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop hosts its annual Christmas Toy Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. •Trail and District Public Library Board invites you to an open house on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the red floor room at the Memorial Centre. View and share your opinion of the proposed relocation. •Columbia View Lodge Christmas Tea and Bazaar on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Admission by donation. All proceeds to Columbia View Lodge Residents’ Council •Trail United Church hosts a Christmas coffee party at Know Hall, Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Bake table included, admission by donation. •St. Andrew’s Day


Events & Happenings in the Lower Columbia Dinner at the Anglican Church in Trail, on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Roast beef dinner, Scottish entertainment, silent auction. Tickets available at L’Bears Health Food Store or St. Andrew’s church. •Saturday at 6 p.m. Studio Labelle Dance presents Alice in Paris at the Fruitvale Memorial hall. An evening of classical ballet, french culture and photo booth  with Santa. Tickets $8, children under 10 free.  •Dec. 5, “Remember and Take Action to End Violence Against Women” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Trail United Church Hall, vigil followed by free meal. Donation of non-perishable food item welcome. • Rossland Sacred Heart Church will be hosting its Annual Advent Music Celebration on Dec. 6 at 7:00 P.M.  Everyone is wel-

come to enjoy music and meditation. Hot Chocolate and cookies will follow in the Parish Hall. •The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Applications will be available from Nov.9 until Dec.7 at Kates Kitchen, The Salvation Army Food Bank, 730 Rossland Ave. Trail. The Applications will only be available at this office, between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Music Tangerine Swing will be the first act in the Trail District Arts Council’s new Winter Cabaret series. The Nelson-based quartet led by singer and pianist Diane Ermacora will perform some jazzy Christmas tunes and other standards, and there will be beer and wine and coffee and treats for sale. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Muriel Griffiths Room at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Admission $5.  Gallery Small Treasures and Big Finds opens Dec 1, noon to 3pm, at Visac Gallery, 1501 Cedar Ave, Trail. Deck the halls with arts and crafts from our

annual Christmas show and sale. Open 10am-2pm Mon-Wed, 2pm-6pm ThurFri. Upcoming •Warfield Community Hall on Saturday, December 8.  Santa’s ETA will be around 10 a.m., depending on the weather conditions from the North Pole to Warfield. Pancake and sausage breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Everyone welcome to enjoy holiday crafts, cookie decorating and more. For more information on this event, call the Village Office at 250368-8202. •Saturday, December 8, breakfast and pictures with Santa from 9-11a.m. at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall. All proceeds donated to the Fruitvale Community Chest Food Hamper program. For more information, please call Kelly at 367-9319. •The Compassionate Friends of Trail, Fruitvale and Nelson will host a candlelight memorial service Dec.9 at 2 p.m. in the Trail United Church. Friends. To submit to the Grapevine email



The neighbour who found a badly injured Kimberley couple after they were attacked by a grizzly bear Sunday says the pair saved themselves. Well-known conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts Peter Moody and Susan Bond are in stable condition in a Calgary hospital after a grizzly sow mauled them in defence on November 25. The couple was walking along Cherry Creek off LD Ranch Road east of Kimberley on Sunday afternoon when they stumbled upon a grizzly sow and cubs feeding on a deer, according to conservation officers. The COs told the Townsman/Bulletin this week that Susan yelled at the bears and began to run. Startled, the sow attacked Susan. Peter began beating the bear with a walking stick, which caused the bear to attack him. Eventually the bears moved away, and the couple were able to get up and started walking to get help. Randy Harvey, his wife Bonnie and friend Allan Hunter were sitting down to watch the Grey Cup about 2:20 p.m. on Sunday when Allan saw a figure in a field about half a mile from the house. “I got my binoculars and I’m looking and I saw it was an old man. I said, ‘What’s he doing out there stumbling around?’ He kept falling down so we said we better go look,” said Randy. Allan ran along LD Ranch Road toward Peter, while Randy drove. “By the time I got up to him he’d made it to the fence and climbed over the fence,” said Randy. While Allan called 911, Randy offered to drive Peter to town. “He was saying, ‘No, no, Susie, Susie,’ and pointing to the field. That’s when I realized there was somebody else out there,” said Randy. In his pickup truck, Randy drove across in the field in the direction Peter was pointing and found Susan lying on the ground. “I picked her up and put her in the truck,” said Randy, adding that Susan said they had been attacked by a bear but insisted that no harm come to the bear. She kept saying, ‘No, no, it’s not their fault, don’t kill the bears.’ She was totally adamant she didn’t want that bear killed.” Both Susan and Peter were badly injured, with lacerations to the head, legs and back, Randy said. Susan had fallen into the creek as they were fleeing, so her feet were wet and cold. While they waited for the ambulance to arrive, Bonnie comforted Susan and Peter. “We got her boots off and her socks off and tried to warm her up,” said Randy. “We kept talking to them, trying to keep them awake. Bonnie kept holding her hand and talking to her.” Randy said he was struck by the couple’s concern for one another. “All he was concerned about was Susan. Then when I got her in the truck, all she was saying was, ‘Peter, Peter.’” Amazed that they were able to walk when they were so badly injured, Randy added that he wasn’t responsible for saving them. “Everybody keeps calling me a hero,” he said. “They saved themselves totally.”



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Finance Minister Mike de Jong announces further weakening of revenues to the B.C. government Wednesday.

Deficit forecast grows again By Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has increased its deficit forecast for the second time this fiscal year, citing lower revenues from coal sales and continuing low price and sales volume of natural gas. A slow real estate market has also reduced provincial revenues from the property purchase tax and provincial property tax for schools, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Wednesday. De Jong released the finance ministry’s second-quarter update, forecasting that the deficit will reach $1.47 billion by the time the fiscal year ends March 31. That’s an increase of $328 million from the first-quarter forecast released in September.

The September deficit forecast was up $173 million from last February’s budget, attributed mostly to a drop in natural gas prices and sales volume due to oversupply in the North American market. The finance ministry says natural gas prices and revenues have been flat since September, but coal and property tax revenue are driving a drop of $202 million in expected revenues to the provincial treasury since then. De Jong said despite the slide in revenues, he is still on track to balance the 2013 budget when he presents it in the legislature on Feb. 19. That promise is also featured in the government’s current round of advertising to promote its jobs plan.

Speaking for the NDP opposition, MLA Carole James said she does not believe the next budget will be truly balanced, despite a plan to sell government assets that she likened to “selling the family farm.” James noted that the forecast deficit has grown by about 50 per cent since the last budget, and the B.C. Liberal claims of strict spending control are contradicted by spending $15 million on ads that mainly promote the B.C. Liberal party in the run-up to the May election. In September, De Jong announced a government-wide hiring freeze and restrictions on travel and other discretionary government spending. Wednesday he said $176 million in savings have been identified.

Board says miscommunication led to ferry crash in Nanaimo

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Tory pollster censured for misinformation ing research profession,” says a ruling by three-member panel of the Market Research and Intelligence Association. The panel was struck after the association received seven complaints of professional misconduct against Campaign Research. The complaints related to a voter identification poll the company conducted last autumn on behalf of the federal Conservative party in Cotler’s Montreal riding. The company’s callers suggested to constituents - falsely that Cotler either had or was about to quit as the Liberal MP for

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Lessons learned from the federal byelections


hat can we learn from Monday’s three federal byelections? All parties will be parsing the results, but let’s begin with the obvious. Only one seat elected an MP by a majority and that was a razor-slim one – 50.7 per cent for the new Conservative candidate in Durham. In the other two, about 37 per cent sufficed to hold the seats for their respective parties – the NDP in Victoria and the Conservatives in Calgary Centre. This is not surprising, with four or more candidates contesting the election under our first-pastthe-post electoral system. One obvious problem for non-Conservatives is the strong competition by three parties for the same pool of centre-left voters who, in the aggregate, are in the majority in most parts of the country, but when distributed three ways, become a minority position. We will return to this issue below, but proportional representation would be a partial cure. A danger signal which should concern all parties was the low voter turnout – a shocking 29.4 per cent in Calgary Centre and not much better in Durham at 35.8 per cent. We need a national dialogue about how to re-engage people in politics – questions of

who gets what, from whom and how, must matter to everyone. Let’s ask the standard questions about the byelections as a horse race. Who won, placed and showed and how did their respective positions change? The total number of votes cast for each of the four main parties in all three districts were: Conservatives: 33115 New Democrats: 24529 Greens: 21844 and Liberals 20013. Good news for the Conservatives, bad news for the Liberals, although these three districts may not be representative of the national picture. The Conservatives must be happy to have retained their two seats. But they may be disconcerted to have run fourth in Victoria, with 9.3 per cent less than in 2011. Further, a decrease of 20 per cent in their vote in Calgary Centre, right next to the Prime Minister’s district, can’t be good news either. But a win is a win, after all, no matter how slim the margin. And the party’s sophisticated organization and propaganda machine will no doubt respond to the lower Conservative vote by going into aggressive attack mode against everyone who gained at their expense. The Liberals, at least in



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Calgary Centre, pitched the need to rebuild the Liberal party into a national presence. In that contest, their vote surged from 17.53 to 32.7 per cent. This must be encouraging, although their support flat-lined in Victoria (13.2 per cent in third place) and Durham (17.3 per cent also in third). These percentages are not encouraging, although their leadership race will result in a big bump. Until the winner of the leadership is declared, they will be in ratings limbo. If I were Tom Mulcair, I’d go back to the chalk board. It’s no surprise that his excellent NDP candidate in Calgary Centre, Dan Meades, couldn’t win, but he barely nudged the applause meter at 3.8 per cent (down from 14.86 last year). This was probably due to strategic voting for either the Liberal or Green candidate. And the Greens, no doubt because

of the halo effect from their leader Elizabeth May’s (Parliamentarian of the Year) victory next door in 2011, almost knocked off the outstanding NDP candidate, Murray Rankin, in Victoria at 34.3 to the latter’s 37.2 per cent (his predecessor had won with 50.73 per cent). Elizabeth May and the Greens will be mightily encouraged by their showing in the two western seats, although they were blanked on the scoreboard. Media handicappers made the NDP’s Rankin a heavy favourite at the starting gate and a near-win for the Greens there and a leap from 9.93 to 25.6 per cent for Chris Turner in Calgary Centre, the heart of Canada’s oilpatch, immensely increases the party’s national credibility. They did, however, falter in Durham, with a mere 4.1 per cent. (Disclosure – partly for strategic reasons, I worked on Turner’s campaign as a foot soldier, although I’m a federal NDPer of some 38 years’ standing.) So what can we learn from these figures? First, the Conservatives’ national support may be softening. This gives the other parties hope for the next general election. Second, as long as the Greens, Liberals and NDP persist in fighting over the same pool of votes, the

Conservative hegemony may last much longer than Canadian voters generally want. Everyone acknowledges this, but entrenched party loyalists have trouble imagining a solution which could be accepted by others. And a coalition seems to have become a dirty word, partly because of effective but inaccurate abuse by the Conservatives. Another possibility, raised by the impressive Nathan Cullen during the recent NDP leadership campaign, is for the three centre-left parties to negotiate some sort of inter-party cooperation in election campaigns and more coordination of parliamentary tactics and votes in the house. Joint nominating conventions to choose a unity candidate have been suggested. By now, surely we have enough examples of how a failure to unite the nonConservative vote leads to electoral defeat. Everybody knows the popular definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result. If they are to succeed, nonConservatives have to move forward and work together with mutual respect. Phil Elder is a former federal Liberal Assistant (1967-70), NDP provincial candidate in 1982.

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Canada hoodwinked in climate process


t the yearly United The Durban plan advances Nations Climate – “in a balanced fashion,” the Change Conference U.N. asserts – the implemennow underway in tation of the December 2010 Qatar, there are two sessions; Cancun Agreements. one is irrelevant to Canada But Cancun has an optwhile the other is setting a out clause for developing time bomb for us. countries that allows them to Since our agree to legallygovernment had binding emisthe foresight sion cuts yet to withdraw never actually from the Kyoto carry them Protocol last out. Developed year, Canadians nations do can safely ignore not have this the first session, option. Cancun the 8th Meeting states it twice. Tom of the Parties to Here is one the Protocol. instance: The second “Reaffirming Troy Media session is that social another matter. and economic Because Canada is still an development and poverty active participant in the U.N. eradication are the first and Framework Convention on overriding priorities of develClimate Change (UNFCCC), oping country Parties, and that body’s 18th Conference that the share of global emisof the Parties (COP18) is sions originating in developsomething we must watch ing countries will grow to closely. meet their social and developAt COP18, Canadian rep- ment needs.” resentatives will continue Since actions to signifiworking with the UNFCCC to cantly reduce GHG emissions help create what is, in effect, will usually interfere with another Kyoto Protocol. development priorities, develThat is not what the gov- oping countries will soon ernment is saying, however. realize that an agreement When announcing our based on Cancun will not withdrawal from the Protocol, limit their emissions. Such Environment Minister Peter a treaty would then work in Kent said, “We want to avoid the same asymmetric fashion another Kyoto-like pact at all as Kyoto. costs,” The only solution that “We support the estab- makes sense for Canada is to lishment of a single, new get out of the UNFCCC that international climate change spawned the Kyoto, Cancun, agreement that includes and Durban agreements in greenhouse gas [GHG] reduc- the first place. The UNFCCC tion commitments from all text lays out simple steps for major emitters,” the Minister withdrawal, stipulating in has said repeatedly over the Article 25: past year. “At any time after three But Canada and other years from the date on which developed nations are being the Convention has entered hoodwinked. Here’s how. into force for a Party [March At last year’s U.N. Climate 1994], that Party may withChange Conference, dele- draw from the Convention by gates endorsed the Durban giving written notification . Platform for Enhanced Action. . .” Under this agreement, the As June’s Angus Reid pubCanadian and other govern- lic opinion poll found, almost ments pledged to work with three in five Canadians believe the U.N. to establish by 2015 that global warming “is mosta global apparatus to force ly caused by emissions from countries to enable legally- vehicles and industrial facilibinding GHG reduction plans ties.” starting in 2020. Conservative strategists


have obviously concluded they must continue to play along with the climate scare until public opinion changes. Consequently, the Canadian government continues to support alarm, telling citizens that we are causing a climate crisis and that we must therefore reduce GHG emissions. That science does not support such a stance is immaterial. Government cannot lead public opinion, strategists assume. But recent research shows this is not the case. A paper published in February in the journal Climatic Change showed that the stated positions of politicians and other “elites” in society is the major factor driving public opinion about climate change. So, here’s what our leaders must do for Canada to avoid another Kyoto: Purge climate alarmism from all government communications, especially those of Minister Kent. The public needs to hear a realistic perspective of climate change. Hosting a climate science conference with experts from both sides of the debate is also important. So is bringing up, in the House of Commons and interviews, the growing credibility of the worldwide skeptic movement. The federal government needs to support adaptation to climate variability as the most cost-effective and humane approach to inevitable changes. Putting the vast majority of climate change funding into vainly trying to stop what might happen late in the century, as is happening around the world today, is irrational and immoral, Kent could say. Canada needs serious leadership on this file. Simply waiting for public opinion to change while the government itself helps feed the fire that threatens to burn down our economy is obviously a serious mistake. Tom Harris is Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition, and a Research Fellow to the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

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Girls defy Taliban, welcome home friends hurt in shooting By Kathy Gannon


MINGORA, Pakistan - For one month the dreams kept coming. The voice, the shots, the blood. Her friend Malala slumped over. Shazia Ramazan, 13, who was wounded by the same Taliban gunman who shot her friend Malala Yousufzai, returned home last week after a month in a hospital, where she had to relearn how to use her left arm and hand. Memories of the Taliban bullets that ripped into her remain, but she is welcoming the future. “For a long time it seemed fear was in my heart. I couldn’t stop it,” she said. “But now I am not afraid,” she added, self-consciously rubbing her left hand where a bullet pierced straight through just below the thumb. Now Shazia and her friend Kainat Riaz, who was also shot, return to school for the first time since the Oct. 8 attack when a Taliban gunman opened fire on Malala outside the Khushal School for Girls, wounding Shazia and Kainat in the frenzy of bullets. The Taliban targeted Malala because of her outspoken and relentless objection to the group’s regressive interpretation of Islam that keeps women at home and bars girls from school. Malala is still undergoing treatment and unable to come back. But among her friends in her hometown of Mingora in the idyllic Swat Valley, she is a hero. “Malala was very brave and she was always friendly with everyone. We are proud of her,” said the 16-year-old Kainat, wrapped in a large purple shawl and sitting on a traditional rope bed. Her mother Manawar, a health worker, sat by her side, praised her daughter’s bravery and with a smile said: “She gets her courage from me.” Although conservative and refusing to have her picture taken, Kainat’s mother slammed attacks on girls’ education and warned Pakistan will fail if girls are not educated. Quick to laugh, Kainat - who comes from a long line of educators in her family - looked forward to returning to school. “I want to study. I am not afraid,” she said. The authorities however are not taking any chances. Armed policemen have been deployed to both Shazia’s and Kainat’s home and will escort them both to school. Kainat’s home is hidden behind high walls with 8foot-high steel gates, tucked away in a neighbourhood of brown square cement buildings. A foul smelling sewer runs the length of the street where armed policemen patrol, eyeing everyone suspiciously. Outside Shazia’s home, a policeman wearing a bullet proof vest sits on a plastic garden chair with a Kalashnikov resting across his knees. Three policemen patrol a nearby narrow street that is flanked by roaring open fires where vats of hot oil boil and sticky sweets are made and sold. Shazia, who has ambitions to become an army doctor, is a stubborn teenager. She doesn’t want the police escort. “They say I need the police. But I say I don’t need any police,” she said, pushing her glasses firmly back on her nose. “I don’t want the police to come with me to school because then I will stand out from the other students. But I shouldn’t.” At their school, the students are quick to attack the Taliban and display a giant poster of Malala. The school, which has more than 500 students, only closed its doors

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Pakistani school children gather under a poster of injured classmate Malala at the Khushal School for Girls, as they wait to be collected before classes in Mingora, Swat Valley Pakistan. The poem which runs down one side of the poster talks about Malala’s bravery, smile and courage. Malala was shot for her outspoken insistence on girls’ education_ and her two friends, Shazia Ramazan and Kainat Riaz were injured by a Taliban gunmen Oct. 8. Shazia and Kainat are to return to school this week for the first time since the shooting. briefly at the height of the Taliban’s hold on the region in 2008 and early 2009. It was then that Malala began to blog, recording her unhappiness with Taliban edicts ordering girls out of school. Although she was barely 9 years old then, Shazia remembers those days. “Times were very bad. Girls were hiding their books under their burqas. Compared to then, now is a very good time,” she said, her pink shawl covering her head. “We are strong.” Both the army and the police are deployed outside the school, whose name means “happy,” and journalists were not permitted to pass its black iron gate until last week when an Associated Press reporter and photographer were allowed inside. Authorities feared drawing attention, but the students within seemed unconcerned, often offering words of support for Malala and saying they weren’t afraid to come to school. Even the shiest among them would whisper in a friend’s ear to say: “Tell her I will not stop studying.” Each morning the school principal gave the students a progress report on Malala’s condition. “She is getting better every day and she asks about all of us and what we are doing,” said 15-year-old Mahnoor, one of Malala’s close friends. “When it happened we just cried and prayed. We six tickets conjured a pleasant daydream: If he wins, he plans to take care of his church, make big donations to schools and then ``retire from being unemployed.’’ Tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide _ about six times the volume from a week ago. That meant the jackpot could climb even higher before the Wednesday night drawing, said

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ rookie Jordan Magico looks for an opening on the Spokane Braves’ goalie Tuesday at the Beaver Valley Arena. The Hawks found it in the third period, scoring four times on their way to a 6-1 victory.

Beaver Valley gets big win over Braves BY JIM BAILEY

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A four-goal third period broke open a close game, at least on the scoreboard, as the Beaver Valley Nitehawks cruised to a 6-1 win over the Spokane Braves at the B.V. Arena on Tuesday. Defenceman Derek Lashuk netted the short-handed winner for the Hawks when he corralled the puck, made a nice move, then fired a rainbow from his own blue line that bounced once, twice, and thrice right over the blocker of Spokane goalie Keegan McHenry into the net to make it 2-0, three minutes into the second period. The Hawks dominated the Braves in the first period firing 19 shots at McHenry, but only a pretty passing play between Kurt Black and Michael Bell

resulted in a Bell tap in that was the difference for the Hawks going into the second frame. “I think our first period was one of our best periods of the year,” said Hawks coach and GM Terry Jones. “We really moved the puck well and generated a lot of offence.” Following Lashuk’s fortunate bounce, Spokane cut the lead to one at the end of the second when a Dylan Tappe shot from the point eluded a screened Zach Perehudoff to make it 2-1 heading into the final frame. However, a Walker Sidoni KO of the Braves’ Coleman McDonald in an early third-period tilt seemed to ignite the Hawks. Bell continued his impressive play, as he drove hard to the net and shovelled home

his second of the night at 13:16 to put the Hawks up 3-1. Three minutes later the Hawks leading scorer Nick Perez netted his first of two after firing a low shot from the point looking for a tip in, but the puck drifted through a crowd of players and into the bottom corner to make it 4-1. Not to be outdone, Connor BrownMaloski showed off his offensive prowess, splitting the defence and beating McHenry to make it 5-1. The talented 16-year-old Kamloops native has shown flashes of brilliance this season and is currently on a four game goal-scoring streak. “Every game I expect myself to put points on the board to help our team win games, and if I can’t do that and other people

are filling that role, I’ll try to step back and fill a checking role and do as much as I can on the ice to help our team win games,” said CBM. Perez then put an exclamation mark on the night with a wicked blast from the point to make the final 6-1. The 20-year-old California native leads the Hawks with 12 goals and 17 assists and sits tied for ninth overall in league scoring. The assistant captain is three points away from his entire output last season and has been an important leader on and off the ice for the Hawks. “I got more confidence in my hands and shooting more this past summer,” said Perez. “I don’t want to be the go-to guy being a defenceman, but it does help having that kind of thing on my

shoulders, just wanting to help the team out. Being my last year, I want to do all I can to win.” The Nitehawks are coming off a pair of wins against Columbia and Spokane, teams that they should beat, however a big test awaits this weekend when they travel to the Okanagan/Shuswap for a three game swing against the Kamloops Storm, Chase Heat, and Revelstoke Grizzlies. “We’re going to take it one game at a time, but we’re looking to build our confidence back up and if we can get the game Friday I think we can get the three wins,” said Jones. The team also welcomed Dan Holland back into the fold. In his first game the Massachusetts native picked up two assists for the Hawks.


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Tyson dominates BY TIMES CONTRIBUTOR In Trail Men’s Retiree curling action at the Trail Curling Rink last week, the Tyson foursome continued its dominant play, while the Gould, Handley, Koyanagi, and Horan rinks also picked up wins. Cliff Tyson’s rink jumped out to a commanding 5-0 lead after three ends against Wayne Wyton’s rink. However in the fourth

end, Wyton made two double takeouts to score three and close the gap to 5-3. But the powerhouse Tyson rink would not be intimidated, and the Wyton rink could find no more magic. Scoring points in each of the last four ends, Tyson went on to an 11–3 victory. Dan Horan’s team had a slim 3-1 lead going into the fifth end against Jim Stewart’s rink. See ANNUAL Page 11

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Number seven Paul Barclay of Re/Max eventually jams home this rebound, one of his three goals on the night, off of Allstars goalie Tim Wiley, while Scott Davis, 15, tries to thwart him. Re/ Max went on to a 10-4 win over the Allstars in Trail Commercial Hockey League action on the weekend.


he Smoke have scored more goals Eaters begin than they’ve conceded. the second Saturday, Trail visits half of the the new-look Coquitlam BCHL season Friday Express, who pulled the in Powell River on trigger on a massive the outside of the deal to land big defenseInterior division playman Bradley Ryan from off picture. Prince George. CHRIS The Smokies were The Express have leapfrogged by both been riddled by injurVernon and Salmon ies, too, but still posArm after a three-game sess a potent attack led Off the Wahl week that netted nary a by 32-point man John point, and added to the club’s blue- Siemer, who has six points in the line woes. last two meetings, including a goal Leading defensive scorer Shane and an assist in Coquitlam’s 4-0 win Poulsen was hurt in the second at Cominco Arena last month. period of Saturday’s 5-2 loss in The Smoke Eaters close out Salmon Arm, while Marley Keca the weekend by visiting the numwill be lost for two of this week- ber one team in the BCHL, the end’s three games as he continues Chilliwack Chiefs. to serve a three-game suspension. No doubt the Mainland division With Braeden Jones still sidelined, leaders will be itching to avenge a head coach Bill Birks will likely be heart-breaking 5-4 loss at Cominco pressed into calling affiliates up for Nov. 2 that saw the Chiefs build a the trip to Powell River, Coquitlam 3-0 lead inside the first eleven minand Chilliwack to fill gaps. utes. Like Coquitlam, Chilliwack But as has been the case all sea- possesses a dynamite top line in son long, this club’s defensive core Luke Esposito, Austin Plevy and is most effective when they simplify Josh Hansen who have combined their game. for 91 points this season. Mitch It’s no secret the Smoke Eaters Gillam might also be the best goalhave struggled to contain opposing tender in the league, but the Chiefs offences, especially on the road, could also be road-weary after two but when this club gets total defen- games in Prince George Thursday sive commitment with an eye on and Friday. quick, efficient clearing of the puck For Trail this weekend, the focus from the D-zone, it becomes much is to keep pace with their Interior tougher for other teams to gain division foes, and to gain confisecondary and tertiary chances. dence away from home. The second The Smokies could earn a season half of the 2012-13 schedule is sweep over the Kings with a win much more home-friendly, but the in Powell River Friday. The four- Smoke Eaters will need to make a time defending Coastal Conference dent in their away record to earn a champs have been inconsistent to spot in the post-season. There’s no start the year, and like Trail have better time than right now to do it. dealt with a slough of injuries as Chris Wahl is the play-by-play well. voice of the Trail Smoke Eaters. Powell River is the only team in Listen to every game by clicking the BCHL without a 20-point scor- the “LISTEN LIVE” link at www. er, but despite being a sub-500 club



NHL in favour in Phoenix THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLENDALE, Ariz. Greg Jamison took a big step toward completing his deal to buy the Phoenix Coyotes. All that’s left is one last hurdle. Glendale’s City Council approved a reworked arena lease deal with Jamison late Tuesday night, clearing the way for the former San Jose Sharks CEO to buy the team from the NHL. The council voted 4-2 in favour of a 20-year, $320 million arena management deal with Jamison, with a stipulation that

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FROM PAGE 10 But the Stewart foursome rallied for three in the fifth to take the lead 4-3. The Horan rink came back with two in the sixth end and then stole one in the seventh to retake a 6-4 lead. Down to their last rock, Stewart needed to draw to the four foot to count two, but his rock came up short, handing Horan the 6-5 victory. Coke Koyanagi out dueled Robin Siddall’s rink employing a classic curling strategy of scoring two points with the hammer, and giving up one without the hammer as they doubled up Siddall 8–4. Serge Pasquali and Harvey Handley’s teams played a tight game but lost opportunities by both teams was the dominant theme. In the third end the Pasquali team stole two points to take a 3-2 lead. However, the

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Controversy plagues Hall ballots THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine’s voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers? In a monthlong election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era, the Hall ballot was released Wednesday, and Bonds, Clemens and Sosa are on it for the first time. Bonds is the all-time home run champion with 762 and won a record seven MVP awards. Clemens took home a record seven Cy Young trophies and is ninth with 354 victories. Sosa ranks eighth on the homer chart with 609.


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Yet for all their HRs, RBIs and Ws, the shadow of PEDs looms large. “You could see for years that this particular ballot was going to be controversial and divisive to an unprecedented extent,” Larry Stone of The Seattle Times wrote in an email. “My hope is that some clarity begins to emerge over the Hall of Fame status of those linked to performanceenhancing drugs. But I doubt it.” More than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will vote on the 37-player ballot. Candidates require 75 per cent for induction, and the results will be announced Jan. 9. Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling also are among the 24 first-time eligibles. Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are the top holdover candidates. If recent history is any indication, the odds are solidly stacked against Bonds, Clemens and Sosa. Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro both posted Cooperstown-caliber stats, too, but drug clouds doomed them in Hall voting. Some who favour Bonds and Clemens claim the bulk of their accomplishments came before baseball got wrapped up in drug scandals. They add that PED use was so prevalent in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s that it’s unfair to exclude anyone because so many who-did-and-whodidn’t questions remain. Many fans on the other side say drug cheats - suspected or otherwise - should never be afforded the game’s highest individual honour. Either way, this election is baseball’s newest hot button, generating the most fervent Hall arguments since Rose.

From left: Jenna Hiebert, Jenica Bouliane, Kenny Michelazzo, and Chase Lavigne all bowled brilliantly on Sunday as the Beaver Valley youth bowlers won silver in the YBC Youth Games at Glenmerry Bowl. Coach Brandon Racette, back, was very proud of the young team’s performance.


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Team GP W L T Pts Re/Max 14 9 5 0 18 Arlington 12 6 3 3 15 Allstar 14 6 7 1 13 OK Tire 13 5 7 1 11 Firebird 14 3 10 1 7 Top 10 Scoring Player Team G A Pt G. Proulx Re/Max 18 10 28 S. Drake OK Tire 8 19 27 Venturini OK Tire 13 13 26 Maniago Allstar 15 6 21 Robinson Arl. 8 13 21 Kingfisher Arl. 6 15 21 Gaudet Re/Max 4 16 20 Barclay Re/Max 12 4 16 Hutchson Allstar 10 6 16 C.Clare Fbird 10 5 15 Goalies W G GAA R. Dickson 6 37 3.08 C.McIsaac 7 28 3.11 M. Kooznetsoff 3 46 4.18 E. Volpatti 6 59 4.54 T. Wiley 5 65 5.00 Tonight’s Games Allstars vs Arlington 7:15 p.m. Re/Max vs Firebird 8:30 p.m. at Cominco Arena


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rebuild my trust. I chose to forgive both of them, but for months now I have not been able to enjoy my life. My wife continues to work for this company, and all the conditions that existed before are still there. My wife doesn’t understand why I am so suspicious or why I don’t want her to travel with him. They both reassure me that nothing is going on, but it’s hard to believe. They are constantly on the phone, sending emails or texting. She insists it is all work related, but all of her electronic devices have codes, and she refuses to let me see anything.

to everyone, tired of people judging me and tired of defending myself. Why does everyone feel the need to tell me it’s “just a phase,” or that I am “only trying to be different”? I am 22, and I know who I am. Why can’t people accept me? -- Tired in Maine Dear Tired: You really aren’t required to discuss your sexual preferences or feelings with anyone. These things are personal and don’t require justification. Please contact the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network at for support and assistance. Dear Annie: May I say a few things to “Unhappy Grandmother,” whose son died two months ago and her daughterin-law is already dating? The loss of a child is very different from that of a spouse. Many people get involved in relationships right away, and some remar-

ry within a year. For some widows and widowers, it is a need not to be alone. Others marry again because they want to recapture the happiness they felt. Some might remarry because a child has so much grief that they

want to fill that space and help the child heal. I lost my husband when our son was 3 years old and started dating six months later. Please don’t allow your grief to get in the way of your daughterin-law’s happiness or

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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Something definitely will interrupt your daily routine at home. Small appliances might break down, minor breakages could occur or unexpected company could arrive at your door. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This definitely is an accident-prone day for your sign, so slow down and take it easy. Be alert. Pay attention to everything you say and do now. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep an eye on your money and your possessions today. You might lose or break something, or it could even be stolen. If shopping, keep your receipts and count your change. Check your bank account. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You feel full of electrified energy today. This is why you might be unusually

impulsive, hasty or indecisive. Nevertheless, this could be a fun day! (Guard against minor accidents.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’re restless today. You have that feeling that you’re waiting for something to happen. And indeed, you might be right. Unexpected things are occurring all around you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A friend might surprise you or do something rather shocking today. (Interesting.) Alternatively, you might encounter someone in a group situation who is a real character and quite provocative. (Also interesting.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might be offended by someone in a position of authority today -- parent, boss, teacher or VIP. Nevertheless, don’t sound off. Zip thy lip so you’ll have no regrets. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Travel plans will be can-

celed, rescheduled or delayed today. Expect the unexpected, and definitely allow extra time no matter where you are traveling. School schedules will change as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might be surprised by a sudden decision (possibly a reversal) about shared property, inheritances or anything you own jointly with someone else. Fortunately, things tend to go your way now.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Upsets with partners and close friends are possible today. Someone might want more freedom or more space. (What can you do?) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Computer crashes, power outages, canceled appointments, staff shortages and mixed-up communications are par for the course today. Just cope as best you can at

work. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is an accident-prone day for your kids; therefore, be alert! Sports injuries and canceled social occasions also are likely. (Disappointments are inevitable.) YOU BORN TODAY You are intelligent, witty and extremely articulate. You are skilled at dealing with obstacles, because your timing is perfect. You do your homework and









are always prepared for what you are about to encounter. (If necessary, you rehearse.) You know how to get what you want. Plus, you’re persuasive! Your year ahead will focus on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Mark Twain, author; Ridley Scott, director/ producer; Elisha Cuthbert, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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Route 403 12 papers Cook Ave, Irwin Ave, St Paul & Thompson Ave Route 406 15 papers Cooke Ave & Kootenay Ave Route 414 18 papers Thompson Ave,Victoria Ave Route 416 10 papers 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, Elmore St, Paul S Route 420 17 papers 1st, 3rd Kootenay Ave, Leroi Ave Route 421 9 papers Davis & Spokane St

Route 380 26 papers Galloway Rd, Green Rd, Mill Rd Route 369 22 papers Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Redwood Dr Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 28 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr

Route 314 12 papers 4th, 5th, & 6th Ave Route 321 10 papers Columbia & Hunter’s Place

Blueberry Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Forestry ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIBERcurrently seeking timber/land purchase, standing timber, timber harvesting & purchasing opportunities (all species, including Douglas Fir) in the Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere and Cranbrook/Kimberly areas (Rocky Mountain and surrounding forest districts). Please contact 250-688-1651 or email: for details.



For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for ALL ages. Fruitvale Blueberry Route 308 6 papers Route 366 20 papers Beaver St, Columbia Gardens Rd, 100 St to 104 St AND GIVE CANADIANS MORE TIME. Maple Ave Rossland Route 380 26 papers Route 403 12 papers Galloway Rd, Green Rd, Mill Rd Cook Ave, Irwin Ave, St Paul & Route 369 22 papers Thompson Ave Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Route 406 15 papers Redwood Dr Cooke Ave & Kootenay Ave Route 375 8 papers Route 414 18 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Thompson Ave,Victoria Ave Route 378 28 papers Route 416 10 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, Elmore St, Paul S Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr Route 420 17 papers Route 382 13 papers 1st, 3rd Kootenay Ave, Leroi Ave Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 421 9 papers Route 384 21 papers Davis & Spokane St Cedar Ave, Kootenay Ave S, Route 422 8 papers Mill Rd 3rd Ave, Jubliee St, Queen St & St. Paul St. Castlegar Route 424 9 papers Route 311 6 papers Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, 9th Ave & Southridge Dr Plewman Way Route 312 15 papers Route 434 7 papers 10th & 9th Ave 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Turner Ave Route 314 12 papers Montrose 4th, 5th, & 6th Ave Route 342 11 papers Route 321 10 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave Columbia & Hunter’s Place Route 348 21 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd


Route 422 8 papers 3rd Ave, Jubliee St, Queen St & St. Paul St. Route 424 9 papers Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, Plewman Way Route 434 7 papers 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Turner Ave

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIBERcurrently seeks logging contractors for stump-to-dump and phase logging/road building in the Kootenays. Various contract opportunities exist in the Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere and Cranbrook/Kimberly areas (Rocky Mountain and surrounding forest districts). Please contact 250-688-1651 or email: for details.

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

Help Wanted

Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd

Call for Casual Employment:

Route 384 21 papers Cedar Ave, Kootenay Ave S, Mill Rd

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

REUSE Houses For Sale

The Kootenay Society for Community Living seeks casual employees to work in the West Kootenay. Casual employees provide service for persons with development disabilities and/or spectrum disorder in residential settings and in the community. For more information please visit our website at To apply please either email your resume to or fax to 250-365-5679

Houses For Sale

RECYCLE Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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



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Rossland $669,000

Rossland $549,000

Trail $549,900

Montrose $495,000

Trail $479,000

Rossland $449,900

Rossland $379,900

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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MLS# K216074

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Rossland $359,900

Montrose $324,000

Rossland $297,000

Fruitvale $264,900

Trail $225,000

Trail $189,000

Trail $169,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

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Trail $148,000

Trail $139,900

Salmo $139,000

Trail $123,500

Annable $93,000

Trail $49,000

Warfield $62,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153


Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Misc. for Sale

Help Wanted Foxy’s in Trail is seeking to hire

Daytime Cook, Servers & Bartenders Apply at the front desk in person at the Best Western Columbia River Hotel Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Valid ID and Serving It Right required. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

Customized Employment Coordinator

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780725-4430 SYSCO Kelowna is currently seeking an OWNER/OPERATOR to shuttle c-train configuration trailer from Castlegar to Kelowna and back. This route is 5 nights per week, Sunday through Thursday. Average net income after expenses: $90k+ Qualified candidates apply to: **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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

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

Musical Instruments Guitars, Amplifiers, Drums Keyboards, Band & String Instruments, Music books & Accessories, Music Lessons Sales & Rentals

BAY AVENUE MUSIC 1364 Bay Ave, Trail 250-368-8878

ONE NIGHT ONLY! BAY AVENUE MUSIC 1364 Bay Ave, Trail Will be open Thursday, Nov 29th from 6 pm to Midnight for our GRAND OPENING Phone 250-368-8878

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.Trail 1bd, f/s, coin-op laundry. 250-368-3239 E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat & hot water incl. $675/mo 250-362-3316 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. ROSSLAND 2bd, clean, quiet, w/d, f/s, N/P, N/S, 250-3629473 ROSSLAND, bach. apt. Golden City Manor. Over 55. N/S. N/P. Subsidized. 250-3623385, 250-362-5030.



Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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

1148 Bay Ave, Trail


Duplex / 4 Plex FRUITVALE 3bdrm., includes heat. $750. Joyce 250-364-0053.

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423


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Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, 2bdrm. house, no bsmt. $850./mo. Near Safeway. 250-368-6076. Lower Rossland 3 Bedroom house with garage, large yard + deck. Available for ski season or long term . Furnished or unfurnished 250-362-2105


Redstone $1,188,888 T ON FR ER T WA

Rossland. Immaculate 2-3 bdrms. N/S, N/P. References. 250.368.6023 TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. $950./mo. N/S, N/P. Avail. Dec.1st. 250-367-7558 Trail. Needs fixing. Ideal for handyman that can repair. 250.364.5677. Trail. Spacious 2 bdrm, renovated, near hospital, F/S, W/D. $850/mo. 250.521.0105

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

Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow.

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Rossland $79,900




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Sunningdale $229,000

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The Kootenay Society for Community Living seeks a permanent full-time Customized Employment Coordinator to work in the West Kootenay. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Customized Employment Coordinator provides customized employment services for persons with development disabilities and/or other spectrum disorders with an 80% target placement rate. For more details please visit our website at To apply please either email your resume to or fax to 250-365-5679 This posting closes on December 10, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 Trail Times





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Rossland $89,900


Trail $189,900 IN VE Y MOEAD R




Fruitvale $497,900


Fruitvale $207,000


Rossland to Salmo $17,500 to 179,000



Fruitvale $175,000


East Trail $169,000 WS VIE ER V I R

Fruitvale $275,000


Trail $259,900


Trail $173,900 E CR EA ON


Riverside $124,000


Park Siding $139,000


Merchandise for Sale MLS#K214964

Misc. for Sale FILING CABINET, Legal size, metal 3 drawer with many hanging files. $40. OBO. Ph. 250-367-9693

1163 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4B8



Fruitvale $339,000

Fruitvale $599,000

Park Siding $179,900

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

Trail Times Thursday, November 29, 2012 A19


The unknowns in dealing with broken cars


he seriously broken vehicle that arrives by tow truck is not often something a garage owner celebrates even if the service bays may be open and the mechanics are sweeping the floor instead of performing repairs. These jobs can be especially challenging when the customer and vehicle are new to the business. Broken cars do not talk and many times owners of broken cars don’t talk either (maybe they don’t know). Seriously broken vehicles need engines rebuilt or replaced. Seriously broken vehicles need transmissions rebuilt or replaced. Mechanically failed engines and transmissions typically require replacement with new or rebuilt units. Many shops do not repair these units in house. They are not equipped to do these jobs cost effectively. A basic four cylinder engine overhaul requires at least thirty hours of labor. Catastrophic engine failures are uncommon. Technology is that good. Most failures are the result of neglect. You still have to change your oil and keep the level up. You still have to keep your

vehicle filled with engine coolplace is mandatory but can add ant. Does late night television significantly to the price of the still eschew the use of magical repair. The days of thousand potions that will allow your dollar fuel pump replacements engine to run without both and five hundred dollar radicoolant or engine oil? Just ator replacements are here. remember these products are Once the engine is up and still snake oil. running the reason for its failWhen the vehicle canure may be readily apparent RON not be driven into the shop but it might not be. Further under its own power there are diagnosis may follow. many questions that remain Worst case scenario the unknown. vehicle needs a new transmisMechanically A road test is out of the quession as well. Speaking tion. What is the overall condiTransmission failure while tion of the vehicle? Replacing different from engine failure the engine is a given that involves thou- has its own complications. Late model sands of dollars. How many other vehicle vehicle automatic transmissions do fail systems are involved in the failure? Did from abuse and normal wear and tear but the engine fail by overheating? Did the more than ever they can fail as a result of electric cooling fan fail? Is the radiator problems with other systems. clogged? Is the exhaust system restricted? Automatic transmissions used to have Is the fuel pump weak? all their control systems contained within. The process to verify these other sys- Not any more. tems is only viable (cost effective) when Governors have been replaced with performed on a running vehicle. Finding a speed signal from the anti-lock brake these problems after a new engine is in system. The load signal is no longer from


Feds tout new emission standards Minister rolls out plan ahead of global climate conference THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – On the eve of global climate talks that will put Canada’s contentious policies under the microscope, Ottawa has introduced its next set of rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks. Under regulations proposed on Tuesday, vehicles built between 2017 and 2025 will be required to cut emissions by an average of five per cent a year, every year. Environment Minister Peter Kent said these rules should cut annual gasoline costs by about $900 per auto, compared with today. The regulations are designed to match U.S. standards first proposed more than a year ago and will build on existing regulations that cover models built between 2011 and 2016. ``We will see emissions at 50 per cent of what they were in 2008,’’ Kent said in an interview. Light trucks won’t have to meet the new standards as quickly as cars because manufacturers need extra time to make sure they can perform the work required by the farmers and construction workers who drive them, Environment Canada said in a background document. Unlike previous rounds of industrial regulations that pitted industry against environmentalists, this set is expected to meet little resistance. The federal NDP denounced the measures as ``recycling’’ from the United States, but auto manufacturers welcomed the government’s decision to view North America as a single market and clearly set out expectations for the next decade. Environmentalists said the stiffer standards will help clean the air and save consumers money at the same time. ``It’s fairly welcome that Canada will continue to follow the U.S. administration’s ambitious lead on fuel efficiency,’’ said P.J. Partington, a climate policy analyst with the Pembina Institute. ``It’s great for drivers. They’ll be saving a lot of money on gas.’’ The announcement comes more than a year after the United States floated a similar plan, but the timing is no accident. Kent leaves this weekend for a week of United Nations climate change talks in Doha that, as usual, will put him on the defensive. ``We wanted to make the announcement before Doha because it is another step forward in our sector-by-sector approach,’’ he said. While the Harper government has been vocif-

erous in its attack against other approaches to controlling emissions, Canada’s policy of regulating industry by industry has drawn scorn not just from environmentalists but also other countries. In Canada, the federal environmental commissioner and the now-defunct National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy have both said this approach is not enough to meet the country’s 2020 emissions target. Environmental organizations say Canada lacks credibility at the bargaining table as countries seek to replace the expiring Kyoto protocol with another binding international treaty to limit global warming. ``Right now (we’re) well on path for global pariah, heads too buried in the tar sands to see the coming storms,’’ Cameron Fenton, national director of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, said in a blog this week.

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a cable or vacuum hose but instead information from the engine’s mass air flow sensor or throttle position sensor. How long was the owner driving with the ABS light on or the check engine light on? Again the ABS system and engine control system cannot be thoroughly tested without a vehicle that moves under its own power. Until that transmission is repaired and/or replaced evaluation of the other systems is not cost effective or definitive. So the vehicle that is pushed in the door of the shop is many times a big unknown. The decision to spend big dollars on replacing a major component like a transmission or an engine has to be done knowing that hidden costs are involved and very likely. I do not like being the bearer of these surprises. Hopefully, my new customer will understand. Maybe not? Trail’s Ron Nutini is a licensed automotive technician and graduate of mechanical engineering from UBC. He will write every other Thursday. E-mail:




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Red, white and blue

Rekindle the spirit Saturday The Rossland News The Rossland Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 19th Annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas on Saturday. Join the Christmas merriment with all sorts of surprises. Wave to Santa at 1 p.m. Santa will meet all the little ones by the Rossland Public Library at 1:30 p.m. to be followed by a

Guy Bertrand photo

The camera makes it look like a run down Granite Mountain would bring you right to the Teck parking lot during a bluebird Wednesday morning. Skiers won’t have to wait long before tracking up the fresh snow as Red Mountain Resort plans to open on Dec. 8.

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parade down Columbia Avenue, and finishing off with photos at the Rossland Public Library. Peruse the Rekindle Outdoor Market on Queen Street for that something special. Santa will rejoin the fun at Harry Lefevre Square at 4:30 p.m. for the lighting of the Christmas tree and the draw for the coveted Rekindle Gift Basket!


1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818 STING NEW LI

1345 Spokane Street, Rossland


1638 Cedar Avenue, Trail

2034 – 8th Avenue, Trail

1739 First Street, Fruitvale


1745 Kitchener Ave, Rossland

956 Black Bear Drive, Rossland

RANKED #1 of 7 Rossland B&B and Inns on Tripadvisor. This amazing family home, also operating as popular Black Bear B&B, offers 7 bdrms, 6 baths, a separate deluxe living area for family and space and luxury for guests. This very special property must be viewed to be appreciated. Approval and subdivision plan in place.

TRAIL TREASURE... This amazing 3 bdrm character home is privately situated, yet a short walk to town. Great oak flooring, main floor laundry, large dining and living room with custom fireplace. The views are gorgeous. Low maintenance yard and covered parking.

Great starter, couple, single or retiree home. Features include, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, covered parking, covered deck with view, central air conditioning, upgraded furnace, laminate floors, open concept floor plan, and fenced yard. Good value here! Don’t wait call your REALTOR® now!

Fantastic Fruitvale 3 bed/2.5 bath family home on a quiet street offering a private backyard, large deck, spacious rooms, newer wood stove insert, many upgrades including flooring and paint. Great sun exposure and layout as well as double carport. Don’t miss out on this one!

4 bdrm family home on 0.24 of an acre. Large walk out basement with bright rec room and wood stove. The living room boasts awesome mountain views and gas fireplace. Lots of parking for all the toys Call your REALTOR® today!

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

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653






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1740 – 2nd Avenue, Rossland 1151 Marianna Crescent, Trail

1773 Noran Street, Trail

3 bdrm home in Sunningdale! Features large living room, country kitchen, huge family/room, and workshop. Single car garage and enough room for a couple more vehicles on the paved driveway. Make certain to have this home on your viewing list.

Great clean 2 bdrm home located in East Trail on a quiet street - house is vacant and owner wants to sell - great floor plan and good future basement development - ready for quick possession - $84,900 - home has a property assessment of $106,800 - call for you viewing.

Super 3 bdrm home located on a great flat lot - close to shopping and also the US border - very clean interior with new paint and newer kitchen - call for your viewing.

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Mark (250) 231-5591





8494 Highway 22A, Trail



956 Spokane Street, Trail

Top quality 3 Bdrm/3 bath home on a 90 by 100 ft lot with in-ground sprinklers, $167,888 a spacious wrap-around deck and Retail / Residential! Looking for a solid covered patio. Several recent upgrades investment? Consider this downtown Trail include new roof, garage door, thermal building! Ample storage, newer flooring, windows, laminate flooring and a finished fresh paint, energy efficient lighting; basement. Huge living room/dining room commercial shop is part of Trail’s history and main floor laundry make this a must-see!. and residential tenant is long term. Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Ron & Darlene Your

Call Terry 250-231-1101

2304 – 11th Avenue, Castlegar


Solid 3 bdrm home with mountain views. Features include bright & functional kitchen, large covered sundeck, easy maintenance yard. See it today! Call Terry 250-231-1101

Local Home Team

Call us and ask how we can sell your home in under 90 days. 2368 Irwin Avenue, Rossland

1760 Park Street, Rossland



This 3 bedroom /1.5 bath home features a spacious living room, sunny dining / kitchen area and renovated bathroom on the main floor, 3 large bedrooms & a half bath upstairs and a mud room entry, rec room, laundry, workshop & tons of storage in the basement.

Surround yourself in the charm of this 3 bedroom home situated on a beautifully landscaped 90’ x 100’ in an area of beautiful homes. Some of the features include spacious living room with gas fireplace & adjacent playroom a sunny kitchen and 3 bedrooms upstairs. Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

1350 Gardener Street, Trail

465 – 11th Avenue, Montrose


in 43 days!

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527


in 4 days!


Mary Amantea

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

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

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Trail Daily Times, November 29, 2012