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Legion’s poppy campaign tops $20,000 mark BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Once again, the poppy campaign yielded a healthy crop of donations for the Royal Canadian Legion, Trail Branch #11. Through the annual poppy campaign, veterans raise money for the Trail branch as well as for the provincial and national campaign. “We are at about $20,500,” said Glenda Reilly, office administration manager to the Legion. “This is very comparable to last year and as always shows the great support of our community.” The campaign is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Legion, and several programs are dependent on the money raised to continue operating,” she added. Last year, the branch provided comforts for veterans and seniors in regional care facilities, and provided emergency services to three local veterans, with part of the funds. See OVER, Page 3


A behind-closed-doors decision by the directors of the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce has left the organization without two-thirds of its paid staff and almost half of its volunteer board. In a Nov. 30 letter it was revealed the chamber’s board of directors voted unanimously Nov. 26 to release its executive director, Maggie Stayanovich. Immediately after the vote, five of the 11 directors resigned their positions as a result of the vote. However, since there were privacy issues surrounding the move, there wasn’t much chamber president Lisa Gregorini could say on the release of the executive director. “The decision (to release Stayanovich) was unanimous by the board that was in place at the time, and as to why some of the directors decided to leave after the decision was made, I can’t honestly tell you,” she said. “I’m disappointed but people have their personal reasons.” Attempts to contact Stayanovich were unsuccessful. Gregorini could not elaborate on the nature of the circumstances leading up to the vote, neither denying nor confirming whether it was a business or personal decision to release Stayanovich, who had been with the chamber as executive director since July, 2010. “It was a very difficult decision. As you can imagine a board of volunteers would have to think very seriously about what they are doing in this regard,” she said. “So this was not taken lightly.” After fielding repeated requests for an explanation in wake of the decision last week, the board of directors sent out a letter Nov. 30 to chamber membership, noting they were “not prepared to disclose information that could be prejudicial to third parties.” Gregorini said the move was not a cost cutting measure, nor was the prior decision to release the chamber’s See SEARCH, Page 3

Kelowna cops seize pot and cash from Trail men Traffic stop leads to arrests BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff


The Village of Fruitvale’s Ken Dunnebacke decks the streets with boughs of holly and other festive decorations in preparation for the holiday season, and the village’s own Jingle Down Main celebration on Saturday.

Fruitvale set to Jingle Down Main BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Christmas lights will turn on for the first time and Santa will make his debut at the fifth annual Jingle Down Main event in Fruitvale on Saturday. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Hall with local firefighters flipping flapjacks and Beaver Valley Nitehawks serving up the plates, which include sausage and eggs. “This year we are hoping to break the record and serve more than 450 people,” said Kelly Walker, from Beaver Valley

Recreation. “Last year, we raised $1,900 and this year, we are hoping for the same or better.” All proceeds from the meal are donated to the Community Chest Christmas Hamper program. The popular Santa’s train will board four times that day, leaving the pole yard in the centre of town and run to the falls on Beaver Creek and back. The train leaves the station at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. See LIMITED, Page 2

A tip and a traffic stop tabbed two Trail men for the tank. A 25-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, both from Trail, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and had their vehicle searched on Monday in Kelowna after they were stopped and an RCMP officer smelled marijuana in their vehicle. Around 3.3 kilograms (7.3 pounds) of marijuana, in fact, and more than $7,000 in cash—all seized by Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) RCMP. The two men were caught after a member of COTS received a tip from another RCMP officer about a prohibited driver that was headed northbound on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna. Police located a black Ford F150 turning onto Highway 33 and confirmed the registered owner was in fact prohibited from driving. See SMELL, Page 3

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FROM PAGE 1 There is limited seating of 40 persons each ride, so those wishing to enjoy the trip must first pick up tickets at the Fruitvale post office in exchange for a non-perishable food item or new toy. No ticket is required for those under two, but an adult must accompany those under 12. The rides, hosted by the Beaver Valley Rotary, are courtesy of Columbia Power Corporation and the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Company. “This is the only line owned by Burlington Northern that this type of community activity happens on,” said Lila Cresswell from the Village of Fruitvale. The family movie “Arthur Christmas” will screen at 3 p.m. at the hall with a non-perishable food item or new toy as price of admission. From 5-7:30 p.m., Main Street will be closed to traffic as the town hosts a fun-filled evening that includes Christmas music, stage entertainment, hot dogs and roasted chestnuts. Street vendors will be selling their goodies, and merchants will be open with deals for the season. Santa has promised to make his appearance to hand out treats to the kids, and the firefighters will warm the crowd with a bonfire. “Last year, we had a great turn out, more than 800 people, hopefully this year will bring in even more,” said Patricia Cecchini, Mayor of Fruitvale. All donations of food and toys will be put directly into the Community Chest Christmas hampers. Over 160 hampers were assembled, last year; with 80 of them going to families said Dorothy Connelly, volunteer to the non-profit organization.

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Karen McDonnell, vice-chair of the Trail and District Public Library, was on hand to discuss results of the library relocation survey during an open house on Saturday. She said a steady trickle of people stopped by to review the results and the future of the library. The results posters will remain in the library on display, and visitors are asked to complete a two question follow-up survey that lists options of preferred location sites.

FROM PAGE 1 executive assistant, leaving only the membership manager to staff the chamber’s office. She noted the board received confirmation from two independent sources—legal opinion and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce—indicating the remaining six members were a duly constituted board satisfying quorum and were able to carry on chamber business. Now the onus for managing the chamber is on the board to ensure the programs and services handled by the organization are met, including the delivery of the popular Friday market. “It’s an emotional time, but we’ll get through it,” said Gregorini. “In the grand scheme of things change is always good. This certainly wasn’t what we were looking for at the time, but we do have a new strategic plan so ... it is always good for a new person to come in and take on the operational side of that.” Gregorini said recruitment of staff began this week, with an executive director being hired “as soon as possible” and an executive assistant likely hired early in the New

Year. “But we want to hire the right person,” she said. Next week the hunt for six new directors will culminate in a meeting of the membership in the chamber office at 1199 Bay Ave. on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. The nomination process is being conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order until then, said Gregorini, with nomination instructions and forms available at the chamber office. Unlike their usual practice, there will not be a recommended slate of candidates by a nominating committee presented at the meeting, nor will nominations from the floor be accepted at the meeting. “We have the right to appoint (directors), but in terms of what has gone on and transparency, it’s open right now ... and we’re not hand picking directors,” Gregorini said. “We want to make sure if there is someone out there who is interested that they have the opportunity to join the board. I don’t want anybody to think that we have already selected people.”

FROM PAGE 1 The officer initiated a traffic stop in the Wendy’s parking lot (on Highway 33) but found more than he bargained for when he smelled marijuana coming from the cab of the truck, said RCMP Const. Kris Clark, Kelowna RCMP detachment media relations officer. “I cannot release names until charges have been formally laid,” Clark said. “At this time, the

25-year-old has been release on a court compelling document only.” The vehicle was impounded. The owner of the vehicle, the 25-yearold man, faces possible charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and driving while prohibited. He has been released for court at a later date. It is unknown at this time if charges will be recommended against the second man.

Grand Forks patients battle bug Smell alerted police officer By Karl Yu

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It seems patients of Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks were bitten by a gastrointestinal (GI) bug last week. According to Cindy Crane, acute health service administrator for Boundary Hospital, the hospital had to limit visitors and there were a number of suspected cases out in the community as well. “We’ve had some patients with those symptoms here. Four of our 12 patients have

had some GI symptoms, which is basically the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, so that was in the middle of last week,” Crane explained. “We did enhance our housekeeping and started our isolation procedures. The good news is as of this (Tuesday) morning, all of those patients have cleared – basically they’ve had 48 hours of none of the GI symptoms.” Crane said that 10 hospital staff members were also affected and they too were free of

symptoms for 48 hours before they returned to work. “It’s definitely in the community,” Crane said. “We have not isolated yet the exact organism. “We’re making the assumption that it is a norovirus but until we have test results back from the BC Centre for Disease Control.” She said the hospital did let visitors know about the patients in isolation and said that the bug may have been around for a few weeks.

Creston cops rescue 85-year-old woman By Lorne Eckersley Creston Valley Advance

An eagle-eyed Creston RCMP officer saved an 85-yearold woman from spending a potentially life-threatening night in her car, which went down a steep embankment on Highway 21 on Nov. 26. “We got a call in the evening that she had left at 2 p.m. to go to Porthill and hadn’t returned,” RCMP Cpl. Monte Taylor said on Monday. “When we checked with the border we learned she hadn’t crossed

that day.” Taylor and Const. Ryan Salant began to patrol Highway 21 for clues late in the evening. Taylor drove along the highway shoulder while his partner shined a flashlight down the embankment. “Const. Salant was almost hanging out of the window trying to see when he got a glimpse of a taillight,” Taylor said. Salant scrambled down the embankment while Taylor radioed for an ambulance. The

woman was uninjured, but had remained in the car, knowing that she would be unable to make it up the steep slope to the highway. She was chilled and uncomfortable after spending more than eight hours in a car that she couldn’t restart. Paramedics were unable to bring her back up and Creston Fire Rescue members were called to perform a longline rescue. The woman was taken to hospital, where she was treated for exposure.

Over 18 million poppies worn across Canada

FROM PAGE 1 Additionally, funds were distributed to four bursaries to grandchildren of veterans; the purchase of a new medication fridge for the renal unit and donation to the digital mammography campaign at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital; donations to the Veteran’s Transitions program and to the Commonwealth Ex-servicemen league. The Poppy Campaign takes place every November just prior




to Remembrance Day. An estimated 18 million poppies were worn this year, and by making a donation and wearing a poppy, Canadians continue to honor the many lives lost during war. “Reasons may vary, but it all comes down to our shared Canadian beliefs and values in caring for our fellow Canadian, and this is just what the poppy campaign does,” said Rob Reilly, chairman of remembrance week.


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from a historical rate of 20 per cent. While not all city departments are reporting those kind of budget By Steve Kidd changes, the general Penticton Western News culture is one of limitPenticton’s 2013 ing costs and expenses. budget deliberaBut if city departtions are filled with ments are doing so good news stories, well in keeping costs like the Recreation down, the question Department pro- remains as to why jecting a need for a Penticton is still look$562,869 subsidy in ing at a $1.147 mil2013, down from $1.15 lion deficit this year, a million in 2009 (their trend that is expected last full year of oper- to continue over the ation before the pool next five years. reconstruction). According to CFO Revenue at the Doug Leahy, the deficit revamped commun- lies not so much with ity centre and pool far increasing spending at exceed expectations, the city, but increasing according to Lori costs, many of which Mullin, recreation are outside the city’s manager. control. Only a small “Penticton is lead- portion of Penticton’s ing the way in making $54 million budget, recreation more fis- he said, is completely cally responsible,” she under the city’s consaid. trol. Much are fixed Recreation is show- costs or part of service ing 31 per cent cost agreements. recovery on the com“There is more to munity centre and it than just the rev2.833 x 4” - Black Press McLaren Arena, up enue side of budget,


there is obviously the expenditure side and the service level side,” said Leahy. Overall, Leahy explained, expenditures have increased by about $810,000 or 1.8 per cent. That is paired with projected slow growth within the city’s tax base — assessment rolls are only expected to increase by $160,000 in 2013 – part of an overall $335,897 drop in revenues. “A large chunk of that is the RCMP,” he said, listing a number of budget items coming at an increased cost to the city. Policing has the largest increase, $400,000, mostly due to a six per cent rise in the RCMP contract cost. But there was also a one per cent city-wide increase in labour costs at $200,000, a new communications office at $66,000 and bringing the economic development officer onto the city payroll at $75,000. “About $2.6 million, or just under five per cent of the total $54.5 million, is truly controllable,” said Leahy.

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NHL lockout bodychecks businesses Oil and gas industry the THE CANADIAN PRESS The NHL lockout is forcing some merchants near hockey arenas into the penalty box but giving power plays to others further afield as fans spend their money closer to home, says a report issued Monday. The report by credit and debit card processor Moneris found that overall spending at venues near arenas in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary has decreased more than 11 per cent from a year ago on a game day. Drinking establishments are being hit the hardest with business falling nearly 35 per cent. Restaurants are taking a nearly 11 per cent hit, followed by fast-food outlets which are down almost seven per cent compared to a game day in 2011. Edmonton is facing the largest impact with business falling 27 per cent. Spending near Montreal’s Bell Centre is down more than 21 per cent, followed by a 17 per cent drop in business near Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Merchants away from arenas, however, have been benefiting from the 11-week labour dispute, with spending up 5.4 per cent from a game day in 2011 as Canadians stick closer to home. “While overall spending at establishments near hockey arenas is down, it would appear that Canadians are simply choosing to stick closer to home,” said president and CEO Jim Baumgartner. Spending in bars is up nearly 19 per cent while fast food business grew 11.5 per cent and was up nearly five per cent in restaurants, in line with overall spending increases in the third

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Pedestrians walk past the Air Canada Centre as a screen projects an image of the Toronto Maple Leafs logo in Toronto. A report says the NHL lockout is forcing Canadian merchants near hockey arenas into the penalty box, with spending down more than 11 per cent from a year ago on a game day. quarter. Molson Coors Brewing Co. and owners of the La Cage aux Sports chain have both recently noted that the labour dispute has reduced revenues. As a league sponsor, the brewer said it will seek financial redress from the NHL once the dispute is resolved. The Montreal Canadiens won’t discuss the financial impact of the lockout but vicepresident Donald Beauchamp noted that all 100 employees, including president Geoff Molson, have taken a 20 per cent pay cut by working four days a week. Some 1,000 part-time employees who normally work during home games now only work during other events at the arena. The Moneris report only tracked food and drink spending, but the lockout is hurting hockey merchandise vendors and parking lot owners near



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alestinians can’t catch a break. If they protest by throwing rocks at Israeli fences or tanks, or resist with the crudest firepower a 40-year occupation by the world’s fourth largest military, they are terrorists. Yet if they seek to advance their cause through nonviolent measures at the UN, as they did last week, they are subject to threats and condemnation from Israel, the U.S., and now Canada. The vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, which was carried by 138 votes, saw 41 countries abstain and only nine oppose. France was prominent among many European states, including Norway, Italy, and Denmark which voted in favour. For Britain, according to Prime Minister David Cameron, there was “no question of voting against.” The UK, along with Australia and Germany, abstained. Apart from Israel and the U.S., a handful of American client states, and Czechoslovakia, Canada is alone in its vociferous opposition to the Palestinian vote. After a speech at the UN condemning the Palestinian motion for

statehood, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made comments about “considering all available next steps,” widely viewed as a threat to Palestinians. He followed this up by recalling Canada’s diplomats in Israel, the West Bank, and the UN to discuss Canada’s response. Apart from gratifying Binyamin Netanyahu, what is the purpose of any retaliatory measure from Canada? The vote has already passed. Is Baird trying to send a message to the Palestinian Authority that displeasing Israel has negative consequences? Israel hardly needs help sending that message, as the recent bombardment of Gaza amply demonstrates. If Canada does indeed support resolving the ongoing conflict through a two-state solution, surely a symbolic recognition of Palestinian statehood is not the “disaster” for peace prospects that Israeli officials would have us believe. The vote does not solve the details of state borders and frameworks, which must be worked out through negotiations. Nor does it offer an alternative to direct talks among the parties. It does, however, affirm



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that the world does not view Palestinians as residents of a colony justifiably under indefinite occupation. The peace process was abandoned in 2010, when the continuing expansion of Israeli settlements – deemed illegal not only by the UN but also by the United States — drove the Palestinians away in frustration. Yet Israel’s response to the UN vote has been to approve 3,000 new settlements in the West Bank. Far from showing interest in a peace process, this move is designed to ensure there is no territorial state for Palestinians to claim. According to Israeli professors Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir, for Israel there is only a one-state solution. Britain and the U.S. have

condemned the move as seriously jeopardising any possibility of negotiations. Not a peep from Canada’s otherwise vocal Foreign Affairs Minister. Settlements are at the heart of Israeli opposition to this vote. Recognition as a state technically enables Palestine to bring charges against Israel for war crimes and illegal settlements at the International Criminal Court. Israel is fairly certain that the court would find against them, so their concern is understandable. What is less easy to understand is our government’s concern in all this. What motivates this apparently unconditional and belligerent support for Israel – at the expense of furthering peace? There is no pragmatic explanation for Canada’s increasingly isolated and unnecessary stance. It is utterly ideological, stirred with a dose of sheer ineptitude. The Harper government’s hardcore supporters, like some evangelical groups in the U.S., are likely influenced by a millennial reading of Christianity in which support for Jewish occupation of the “Holy Land” is a prelude to an

epic battle and the return of Christ. It is not a view that actually has the best interests of Jewish people in mind, and it is entirely devoid of concern for Palestinians, including the many who are Christian. But this blinkered ideology has very little to do with how most Canadians see themselves and the world. Then again, even that might be attributing too much method to the Harper government. From losing Canada’s seat on the UN Security Council, to pulling diplomats from Iran, and stubbornly opposing meaningful global action on climate change, this government’s record on international matters is singularly unsophisticated. Gratifying Netanyahu might be sufficient justification for Canada’s position in Minister Baird’s eyes, but Canadians used to aspire to an independent, balanced role in foreign affairs. The people of this country may not have changed so radically in their views as their country has in the eyes of the world. Troy Media columnist Eva Sajoo is a Research Associate with the Centre for the Comparative Study

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oor Santa. been to see a doctor or had Every single year his optometrist update his preit’s the same thing. scription bifocals in years. Harness up the reinI’ve often wondered if Santa deer. Supervise the loading of feels that seniors like him get a the sled by the elves. Then raw deal. work all night delivering gifts Christmas is all about chilto children all over the world. dren, after all. Its focus is on Christmas Eve the magic of hope and is tough work, expectation in little and he is not as eyes as NORAD tracks young as he used Santa on Christmas to be. Eve. After a hard What Santa doesn’t night’s work tell us is that each he returns to year he also receives ARLENE his home at the letters from seniors North Pole where requesting a few little he immediately things. Troy Media flops down on I think that Santa the couch with is profoundly sada bad case of heartburn. Too dened by these letters. You see, many cookies. Even the milk seniors don’t ask for gifts for doesn’t help. themselves. If anything, they Mrs. Claus rolls her eyes ask for basics like toiletries, and sends Rudolph off to the batteries for hearing aids, read24-hour pharmacy to get the ing glasses, bus tickets; even antacid. books or stationery. You see, Santa is a senior. But it’s the seniors who ask Always has been, always will be. for gifts for their own grandHe hasn’t retired and it children that really grab at doesn’t look like he will any- Santa’s heart. time soon. My guess is he never He knows that although had a defined benefit pension Canada has made great strides and needs the extra cash. He in eliminating seniors’ poverty, has elf and reindeer mouths too many of our older adults to feed, after all. His joints are still live a low-income lifestyle, painful and getting down and especially in major urban cenup those chimneys gets harder tres where costs of living are and harder each year. high. But health care in the North He probably knows, for is pricey and hard to come example, that almost 30 per by, and he hasn’t actually cent of Calgary seniors live


on annual incomes of less than $28,000. It’s no better in Toronto, where 12 per cent, or 72,600 seniors, are considered low income. Santa hoped perhaps Vancouver seniors were doing better. Not so, with 15.5 per cent living a low-income lifestyle. At the end of the month on such a small income, there isn’t a whole lot left over for basics, and certainly not for gifts or something special like an outing. And there is certainly no raise or bonus to look forward to in the future – just a “fixed” income. Santa chuckles softly to himself as he realizes that the income isn’t fixed at all; it is actually broken and needs repair. Forget about dreams of a special dinner out or a vacation somewhere warm. And after a lifetime of working hard, isn’t that just what we want to do in our retirement? Then there are the socially isolated seniors, who don’t often get out due to mobility issues. What they really want is for Santa to just drop by for a chat and a cup of tea. So this Christmas season, I urge you to remember and reach out to the elders in your life, like Santa. True, they have seen many Christmases, but now, each one is a gift in itself. Arlene Adamson is the CEO of Calgary-based Silvera for Seniors.

Budget officer questions need for deep cuts An editorial from the Toronto Star Some $5.2 billion in departmental spending cuts, 19,000 public service jobs slashed, a major diminution in environmental protections, the whittling away of our public broadcaster, government pensions and social services - these were just some of the measures contained in the nearly 500-page 2012 federal budget, the most austere since the mid-1990s. The cuts were deep but necessary, we were told, if we were going to weather the aftershocks of the global recession without raising taxes. But a new report from indefatigable parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page suggests that Canada’s economic reality may not be quite as bleak as the Conservative government would have us believe. In an analysis of the government’s latest economic update,

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OBITUARIES MCBRIDE, LAWRENCE “LARRY” — of Trail, BC passed away on December 2, 2012. He was born on January 22, 1935 in Trail. Larry is predeceased by his father, James (Tick) McBride, his mother Marajorie Wallace and his brothers Jim and Jack. He is survived by his daughters through his first wife Lorraine; Dawn McBride of Lethbridge, Alberta and Tracy (Carlo) Perri of Calgary, his grandchildren; Hope and Chase, his siblings; Mike and Marion. As a teenager, Larry was involved with the Air Cadets and then went on to serve as an apprentice to be a carpenter. He worked at Cominco doing jobs that ranged from maintenance to construction for 38 years retiring in 1991. Larry had a love for cars and had over 30 of them in his lifetime. He loved fixing them up and at one time, re-built a green, 1967 Matero with his buddies. Larry’s other hobbies were fishing, camping, gardening, going to garage sales and bowling. He also had a soft spot for the few cats he had in his lifetime. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 6 at 11:00 am at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ “Carberry’s Chapel” 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail with Reverend Ken Siemens, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the MS Society of BC at Box 202 Balfour, BC V0G 1C0 or the SPCA at 7700 Hwy 3B Trail, BC V1R 4X2 or to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors (SPCS) at C/O Treasurer, 956 A Spokane Street, Trail, BC V1R 3W5. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

Actor challenges hockey player to fight THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg caught up with his buddy Tie Domi in Toronto on Tuesday and tempted the retired NHL enforcer with a friendly bout in the boxing ring. “Hey, Tie Domi, I’m officially challenging you,” Wahlberg, who co-produced and starred in the 2010 Oscar-nominated boxing flick “The Fighter,” told Domi when the tough-guy hockey player called him on his cellphone during an interview. “Because there’s no hockey, I’m officially challenging you to a fight at the Air Canada Centre. Are you in or not? ... Don’t duck me.” Wahlberg, who was in Toronto to talk about his upcoming film “Broken City” and do a youth charity event, then gave Domi the number of the downtown hotel room he was in with his entourage. Wahlberg said the two have been friends since he was 18, when he met Domi on his first visit to Toronto to perform a rap concert.


Ross King, of Estevan, Sask., receives the Governor General’s Literary Award for his book “Leonardo and the last Supper” from Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Nov. 28. King’s book is now in the running for the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

Royal pregnancy turns up heat on succession rules THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON - The business of monarchy has always been stacked in favour of men. Not any more - or so the British government promises. The first child of Prince William and his wife Kate will be born a king or a queen in waiting, under changes to succession rules designed to overturn centuries of tradition and give royal daughters the same rights as sons. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pledged Tuesday that the law on succession would be changed at the “earliest opportunity.” He said “whether the baby is a boy or a girl, they will have an equal claim to the throne.” “Born to rule, be it a boy or a girl” proclaimed the Daily Mail, which noted that the baby had “already made royal and constitutional history” even before it is born. Not so fast, caution others. A royal saga needs a touch of uncertainty, and experts point out that despite politicians’ promises, the law giving males primacy in succession has not yet been changed - and the clock is ticking. “We know that the wishes of politicians are written in water,” said royal historian Robert Lacey. “Law only

LONDON - Who’s cashing in on the royal pregnancy? Betting shops. Punters (bettors) in Britain have a range of possible wagers from betting agencies William Hill, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power. Odds as of Tuesday morning: MULTIPLE BIRTH? Paddy Power: Twins: 8-1; Triplets 100-1; Quadruplets or more 500-1 HOW BIG? Paddy Power: Under 5 pounds, 5-1; 6 pounds to 6 pounds 15 ounces, 7-2 NAME OF BABY Paddy Power: Catherine 20-1, Diana 9-1, William 16-1, Britney 500-1 Ladbrokes: Catherine 16-1, Diana 12-1, Charles 10-1, Arsene 500-1 WILL BABY BE A VOGUE COVER MODEL BEFORE 18? William Hill: 33-1 WILL BABY BECOME PRO SOCCER STAR? William Hill: 1,000-1 becomes law when the law is made - and the law has not been made.” Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge - the former Kate Middleton - was “continuing to feel better” Tuesday as she spent a second day in a London hospital being treated for acute morning sickness, St. James’s Palace said. William visited his wife in the hospital for several hours, as photographers and camera crews from around the world camped outside, eager for news on the royal pregnancy. Officials said ear-

lier the duchess was not yet 12 weeks pregnant. Congratulations poured in from around the world at the good news, which follows Kate and William’s lavish royal wedding in 2011 and Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year. Officials say Kate and William’s baby will displace Prince Harry, William’s younger brother, as third in line to the throne - and the child will stay there, even if she is a princess who later acquires a younger brother.

For centuries, preference was given to male heirs, so a first-born princess would be leapfrogged in the succession by a younger brother. As a result, there have been some 35 kings of England since the Norman Conquest in 1066, but only seven queens. Last year, the leaders of Britain and the 15 former colonies that have the queen as their head of state informally agreed to establish new rules giving female children equal status with males in the order of succession - something that will require legal changes in each country. “Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen,” Prime Minister David Cameron said at the time. Months passed with little progress. But the prospect of a royal birth next year seems to have focused political minds, at least somewhat: Clegg announced Tuesday that all 16 nations had now formally agreed to change their laws. Clegg also said a Succession to the Crown Bill would be introduced in Britain’s House of Commons as soon as the parliamentary schedule permits.

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Arts council introduces ‘Winter Cabaret’ First performance set for Thursday in Muriel Griffiths Room of GTCC

though a lot of people say they don’t listen to jazz, they start tapping their feet when they hear swing. Special to the Times “Most everyone knows a few standard swing Building on the success of its summer tunes such as ‘Ain’t Misbehaven’, ‘Sunny Side park series, the Trail District Arts Council is of the Street,’ and ‘I’m Beginning to See the launching a monthly “Winter Cabaret”.” Light.’” The first concert in the series is Thursday The other core member of the group is featuring Tangerine Swing, a David Mitchell on stand-up bass, “We thought the with other musicians joining the Nelson group that will be appearing as a quintet and performing some community could line-up depending on the perup-tempo Christmas songs along formance. use a little more with jazz standards. The Trail session will also music to help us “We thought the community feature Ron Butler on trumpet, could use a little more music to drummer Eric Johnson, and saxothrough these help us through these long dark phonist Michael Mayrhofer. long dark winter winter nights,” said arts council In addition to the old jazz nights.” manager Betty Seinen. favourites, the performance will “The Muriel Griffiths Room is include some Christmas songs Betty Seinen a nice, intimate for setting for with some different arrangeTangerine Swing and the other ments. acts we have in mind for the series.” “There will be a little bit of a twist to the The Nelson group was named after the song usual Christmas songs,” Ermacora said. “We’ll “Tangerine,” written by Victor Schertzinger be doing ‘I’ll be Home for Christmas’ as a fast and Johnny Mercer for the 1942 film “The swing piece and ‘Let It Snow’ as Latin numFleets In.” ber.” The “swing” was added after lead singer and Thursday’s concerts starts at 7:30 p.m. in pianist Diane Ermacora’s mother mistakenly the Muriel Griffiths Room, located on the added it and they decided they liked the second floor of the Community Centre next to double-barrelled name even better. the Charles Bailey Theatre. Ermacora was smitten with the music of Admission is $5, and there will be beer and the Big Band era of jazz after attending a wine, coffee, tea, and a few treats for sale. swing workshop in Sorrento in 2000. Teck Metals is sponsoring the series. “It is such a fun, lively style of music. Even

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Pilla swims against world’s best BY JIM BAILEY

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A swimmer from the Greater Trail Winter Swim Club (GTWSC) is ready and set to make waves on the international swim scene. GTWSC swimmer James Pilla qualified in Victoria last month to swim against the world’s best at the Paul Bergen Jr. International SCM Championships in Portland, Oregon this weekend. “It’s huge, it’s winter club, this meet is big time,” said GTWSC coach Cody Flegel. “It’s all the best kids from the world under 18 . . . there has never been anyone in the area to do an accomplishment like this.” Pilla has enjoyed great success regionally and provincially swimming with the Castlegar Aquanauts and Trail Stingrays summer swim clubs, but he has yet to match his stroke against the worlds’ elite swimmers, until now. “The week after I met him (coach Cody Flegel), we planned out where I needed to be, how we were going to get there, and since then we’ve been focused on that goal,” said Pilla. The two began working towards that goal in June, with an intense three-aday workout routine, six days per week, a change in diet, fundamentals, and focus. “I looked at his stroke and said, ‘You’re good but to get better you’re going to have to change your stroke,’” said Flegel. As a result, the 18-year-old knocked almost two seconds off his 50-metre free time which is like night and day in the sprinting world. “I had a summerswimming stroke, no doubt about it,” said Pilla. “The big-

gest transition for me was the amount of technical knowledge required to perfect what I’ve been doing. I’ve dropped times, I didn’t think possible just strictly on arm position.” Pilla also trained hard in Victoria at sea level for three months to prepare. In order to qualify for the Bergen Meet, he first needed to achieve the standard qualifying times at the Island Pacific Cup swim meet in Victoria. Despite making the finals in his first four races, Pilla, swimming with a ripped suit, narrowly missed meeting the standard times. It wasn’t until his final race, the 50 metre backstroke, that he was able to eclipse the 27.7 second qualifying mark by two-tenths of a second, the fastest swim of the meet.

“It was nerve wracking for sure, but I had to achieve that goal.” JAMES PILLA

“Coming into the last race, knowing I only had one shot to make it - it’s everything you want in a sport. It was nerve wracking for sure but I had to achieve that goal. The team was there supporting me, the coach was supporting me, everything we’d done led up to that moment and nothing was going to stop me,” said Pilla. To make it to the Bergen meet is a rare feat for any swimmer, especially one who has only been competing in a winter club for six months, yet his aspirations don’t stop there. “The goal now is to make nationals,” said Flegel. “This meet is arguably one of the fastest pools in the


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Greater Trail Winter Swim Club swimmer James Pilla and coach Cody Flegel have gone to great lengths to qualify for the Paul Bergen swim meet in Portland, Ore. this weekend, where Pilla will compete against the world’s top young swimmers. world. People call it the magic pool.” Pilla’s success depends on it. The Castlegar native must achieve a certain standard again to qualify for nationals. But for Pilla, nobody is more suited to helping him achieve that goal than Flegel. The UVic alumnus, has a long list of accomplishments that include swimming with the national team, training alongside Olympic legends Michael Phelps and Ryan Cochrane, and breaking long-standing records in the 50and 100-m freestyle at UVic. Flegel brings a wealth of training and coaching experience

to the newly formed winter club, providing a world class program that allows swimmers to stay at home and train, while enjoying the support of parents, fellow swimmers, and the community, and the potential to take their swimming careers to the highest level. It is already paying dividends for Pilla. “My expectations are exactly what the coach and I have planned out. We have (swim) times that we believe are attainable, we’ve had time to prepare for these races, and we put in huge amounts of effort, so when I head down there my expectations are to go the times we

discussed and once again to take it to another level.” This weekend will be a positive challenge for Pilla, who plans on following that black line on the bottom of the pool as far as it will lead him. “I’ve got a swimming itch that I need to scratch, and whether or not that is the Olympics or the nationals, it is going to be as far as I can physically go with it in this sport – and right now it’s looking up,” he added. Pilla will compete in the 50-metre backstroke, 50-butterfly, 50-freestyle, and 100-m backstroke as the meet starts Friday and goes until Sunday.

Local rinks are among the favourites as the Trail Curling Club hosts the Mens’ West Kootenay playdowns on the weekend. The long road to the Tim Horton’s Brier in Edmonton starts in Trail Friday with eight teams from the Kootenays vying for the top two spots in order to move on to the provincials in Parksville in February - and eventually the Brier at Rexall Place on Mar. 2. Leading the local charge is Castlegar skip Deane Horning’s rink with third Don Freschi of Trail, second Rob Nobert and lead Brad Wood from Nelson, and fifth Kevin Nesbitt of Trail. “I would think Horning would be at the top of the list, and (Tom) Shypitka and (Myron) Nichol would probably be the next battlers,” said Trail Men’s Club curling rep Richard Faunt. Horning has made three visits to the Brier, twice with the Pat Ryan rink in 2002 and ‘03 and once as skip in ‘05 with Freschi and Nobert. Cranbrook’s Gerry Kent (‘91) is the only other Kootenay skip to advance to the Brier in the last 22 years. In addition to Horning’s fivesome, the Kootenay Savings Super League will be represented by the Nichol rink from Castlegar with third Garry Beaudry, second Stew Higgins and lead Rob Babiarz, while Trail’s colours will be worn by skip Brian LeMoel and his rink consisting of third Joe Ferguson, second Markus Partridge, lead Jack Beard, and fifth Rob Ferguson. The triple knockout can be a long protracted battle or a quick, four-straight wins to the title. Two teams qualify for the provincials, while those that come up short will get another chance to qualify at the Open in Kelowna next month. Rounding out the eight rinks are the Tom Buchy foursome from Kimberley, whose mixed rink just returned from the nationals, the Doug Hannah and Shypitka rinks from Creston, and the Salviulo and Pihowich rinks from Nelson. “It will be very good curling,” says Faunt, who adds that admission to the event at the Trail Curling Club is free and open to the public. Buchy and Shypitka qualified for the provincials at the Creston Curling Arena last year. The opening draw goes at 2 p.m. on Friday with Horning playing LeMoel, Hannah versus Nichol, Buchy playing Salviulo, and Pihowich playing Shypitka. Draw 2 goes at 7 p.m.

The two top teams at the Kootenay playdowns will join last year’s winner and 13 other men’s teams from various regions of B.C. at the event in Parksville from Feb. 5 to 10.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS The world junior championship will be Seth Jones’ time to shine. There are three returning players and eight NHL first-round draft picks on the preliminary roster for the U.S. national junior team, but the one who draws the most attention is the young defenceman for the Portland Winterhawks who may go first overall in the 2013 NHL draft. Jones, a smooth six-foot-four rearguard, was among 27 players named to the U.S. squad’s training camp Dec. 16-18 in Tarrytown, N.Y., at the New York Rangers training base. The way coach Phil Housley talks about him, it seems like a lock that Jones will be on the 23-man roster for the world junior championship that begins Dec. 26 in Ufa, Russia. ”He’s a special player,” Housley said Tuesday on a conference call. ”He’s built for today’s game.

”He’s big, strong, he skates well and his first pass out of the zone is crisp. His skating has improved and he’ll be able to jump into the play offensively. He’s the full package.” Jones and forward Ryan Hartman of the Plymouth Whalers are the only two draft eligible players on a roster Housley said will be built on speed for the internationalsize ice surface in Ufa, and grit for the grind of a tournament that begins with four games in five days. Canada announced its training camp roster on Monday. The three players back from the U.S. team that finished out of the medal round at the 2012 world juniors are defenceman Jacob Trouba, the Winnipeg Jets’s ninth overall pick from last June, forward J.T. Miller, a New York Rangers’ 2011 first rounder, and Anaheim Ducks goalie prospect John Gibson. The list includes forward Alex Galchenyuk, taken


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McIlroy, Player of the Year A tap in for dominant Irish golfer

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LA QUINTA, Calif. - Rory McIlroy sure didn’t feel like the PGA Tour player of the year when he arrived at Kiawah Island for the final major of the year. He had missed three cuts, had not contended in a major and had only one win. The last two months changed everything. McIlroy was announced Tuesday as player of the year, and while the tour does not disclose the vote of its players, this was the equivalent of a tap-in. McIlroy wound up with four wins, including his eight-shot victory in the PGA Championship, and made a clean sweep of the biggest awards by winning the money title and having the lowest adjusted scoring average. “It’s just a great way to end what has been a great year, my best season so far,” McIlroy said. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland became the youngest player to win PGA Tour player of the year since Tiger Woods at age 21 in 1997. He also was the third European to win in the last five years, joining Padraig Harrington on Ireland in 2008 and Luke Donald of England last year. John Huh, who earned his card through Q-school, was voted PGA Tour rookie of the year in another race that was easy to predict. Huh won an opposite-field event in Mexico, but perhaps his greater achievement was becoming the only rookie to make it to the Tour Championship, a measure of good play all year. That gets Huh into the Masters next year for the first time. He beat out Jonas SEASON OPENER OFFER Blixt and Charlie Beljan, who won in the Buy a set of four Yokohama Tires between Sept. 15 and Dec.15, 2012 and we’ll sign you a cheque for $65 or $75, with our compliments of the season. Fall Series, Greenbrier winner Ted Potter Jr.

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Telus eyes service expansion

Increase coverage for highways 3 and 6 By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

Telus is putting together a plan to put towers along highways 3 and 6, which would increase cell phone coverage from the Castlegar/Nelson junction to Fauquier and all the way to Vernon. At this point, the project is in the planning stages only, although the RDCK board passed a motion at their most recent meeting to invite Telus to an upcoming meeting to discuss the project plans. Telus rep Shawn Hall said at this stage, the company is searching out owners in the area

that would be amenable to having a tower on their property. Hall said the plan was to have as close to uninterrupted phone and data coverage over the entire distance. At the moment, cell phone coverage lasts to the lookout to the south of Nakusp, and somewhere around Box Lake along Highway 6. If cell phone coverage were complete, it could mean a lot in terms of cutting down emergency response time when accidents occur. “In my opinion I think that it is great for the traveling public and especially for emergency first responders,” said Nakusp Fire Chief Terry Warren. “It will also be an advantage to the Wildfire Management

crews in wildfire seasons.” Some individuals are concerned that the towers and the possible ill effects of increased signals in the air outweigh any emergency concerns. “From my perspective, this is first and foremost a public health issue,” Art Joyce, a member of Citizens for Safe Technology, a group “demanding reduced exposure to unsafe technology,” according to their website. Shawn Hall said the project is still in the early stages, but community consultation will be part of the process and individuals and groups will have a chance to ask questions and voice any concerns.

Cadets offer ‘shear leg’ tips

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PUBLIC NOTICE STREAMLINED REVIEW PROCESS An Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Purchase of Utility Assets of the City of Kelowna THE APPLICATION


On November 13, 2012, FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to purchase the City of Kelowna’s (City) electricity distribution assets, and for approval to include the impact of the asset purchase in its revenue requirements (Application).

Persons who wish to actively participate in this proceeding should register as Interveners with the Commission in writing by Friday, December 7, 2012 and state the nature of their interest in the Application. Interveners will receive a copy of the Application, all correspondence and filed documents. An email address should be provided if available.

The Application involves the purchase of the electrical utility assets from the City for a negotiated purchase price of $55 million plus applicable taxes and adjustments. If approved by the Commission, approximately 15,000 residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers in central Kelowna, who currently receive service under the City’s Bylaw 7639, will become customers of FortisBC and will be billed under FortisBC’s Electric Tariff No. 2.

Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties with the Commission in writing, by Friday, December 7, 2012 and identify their interest in the Application. Interested Parties will receive an Executive Summary of the Application and a copy of the Commission’s Decision when issued.

THE REGULATORY PROCESS Commission Order G-178-12 establishes a Regulatory Timetable for the review of the Application and has tentatively scheduled a Streamlined Review Process. A Streamlined Review Oral Hearing will be held in Kelowna on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The detailed Regulatory Timetable can be reviewed on the Commission’s website at under Current Applications.


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have been victims of incest, but please contact RAINN ( at 1-800-656-HOPE for additional information and assistance. Dear Annie: I am 55 and the oldest of three siblings. We had a close, happy family until my father died unexpectedly six years ago. After the funeral, I saw my mother sitting with my sister, “Nina,” and her insurance agent, having everything changed to Nina’s name. It used to be in mine. My mother is of completely sound mind. Since Dad passed, however, she has allowed Nina to control her life. My

Daughter Dear Used To Be: While you say your mother is of “sound mind,” you could be wrong. The sudden death of her husband could have sent her into a tailspin of depression, anxiety and confusion. Your sister exploited this, but Mom may have been so grateful that Nina took over that she submitted totally and now fears alienating her in any way. When you visit Mom for morning tea, please talk to her about this. Don’t mention Nina, which will turn it into a competition and force Mom to defend your sister. Simply tell her you love her and worry that she is pushing you away. Ask how to improve your relationship so it doesn’t disintegrate. Dear Annie: “Mike’s” letter explaining how important interaction is with a terminal cancer patient made me weep for all the times

I did nothing. Thank you so much for printing it. Caregivers of those patients should be urged to use hospice as soon as the inevitable is made known. I lost my husband to cancer 12 years ago. I thought

I should do everything myself for as long as I could, but now I know that hospice would have made it so much easier for him, as well as for me. Hospice staff know exactly what to do and when to do it. Sorry to say, there

were times when I did not. -- Moving Forward Now Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

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sister handles all of her finances and won’t discuss them with my brother or me. Although Mom and I used to go places together, she now won’t get in my car for any reason, not even to attend church. Nina’s family has my mother buffaloed into thinking they are the only ones who care about her. My brother and I feel like outcasts. Unlike Nina, we are quite successful and don’t need anything from Mom. I love my mother, Annie, but she pushes me away. This morning, I went to have tea with her, as I do every day, and she was whispering into the phone to Nina with her hand over her mouth so I wouldn’t overhear. I try to remain a good daughter, but my feelings are so hurt. I know Nina would love it if I stopped visiting. Why would a parent choose a favorite like this? -- Used To Be Her

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Dear Annie: I am perplexed as to what to do. I’m positive that my wife was a victim of incest, but I don’t know how to broach the subject or how to help her. Her sister manifests similar problems that I’ve heard are caused by rape by one’s father. But I don’t have any hard evidence, only a hunch. What can I do? How do you open such a discussion? -- G. Dear G.: Signs of incest do not distinguish between abuse by one’s father as opposed to one’s uncle, brother, stepparent or other trusted relative or friend. Signs can include flashbacks, nightmares, memory issues, anxiety disorders, self-mutilation, an inability to form relationships, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders, and drug or alcohol abuse, among others. We don’t know what specifically makes you believe your wife and her sister

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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Co-workers are supportive today. Someone older or more experienced might help you. Hey -- why not stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before you? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is an excellent day for creative people because not only will you enjoy your work, you feel disciplined enough to practice and improve your skill. Romance with someone of an age difference might begin. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A family relative might assist you today or offer advice. Listen to what this person has to say, because it will benefit you. Discussions about securing your home are likely. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is an excellent day for mental work of any kind. You’ll enjoy studying something, because your powers of

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concentration are strong. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might have good moneymaking ideas today. However, it’s possible that someone more experienced will lend his or her financial expertise. (Listen up!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The Moon is still in your sign today, dancing with Venus and Saturn, which gives you a feeling of pleasant stability. You feel happy in your skin. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Research definitely will benefit you at this time. Make use of your impulse to dig for answers, because you have the energy to do this today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A conversation with someone older, possibly a female, might help you clarify your future goals. Share your ideas and hopes, because the feedback of others will make a difference.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You make an excellent impression on authority figures today -- bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. People see you as charming and responsible. Great combo! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is an excellent day to make travel plans for the future. It’s also a good time to get help from teachers or people who know more about

a particular subject that you want to learn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) There’s a chance you can benefit from the wealth and resources of others today, especially someone older. In fact, someone in a position of authority might help you; be open to this. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Discussions with partners and close friends will be pleas-

ant and practical today. This is a good day to discuss something you might have been reluctant to mention. YOU BORN TODAY You are perceptive and shrewd, and are capable of spotting a diamond in the rough. You’re resourceful, pragmatic and successful at making the most of opportunities. You have a great ability to direct others and get the best out of people. You’re very direct, both verbally and physically. Your year









ahead will be social, pleasant and very good for relationships. Birthdate of: Ira Gershwin, lyricist; JoBeth Williams, actress; Susanna Moodie, author. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Epicure products are now available at Lit T’s Cafe. Many great gift ideas for the hard to buy for or the special ones in your life. Already in gift bags for your convenience. 2905 Highway Drive in Trail. 250.364.2955.

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Houses For Sale

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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 $549,000

Trail $479,000

Rossland $449,000

Rossland $379,900

Rossland $359,900

Montrose $324,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

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Rossland $297,000

Fruitvale $264,900

Warfield $227,000

Trail $225,000

Trail $259,900

Trail $189,000

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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Trail $139,900

Salmo $139,000

Trail $125,500

Trail $129,900

Warfield $62,900

Trail $49,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis

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.

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and protect your right to compensation. 778.588.7049 Toll Free: 1.888.988.7052

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

Lost & Found FOUND: gold pin with two owls on branch, Downtown Trail. Claim @ Trail Times. LOST: Men’s gold ring, black & white tiger’s eye (looks like), on Devito Drive near the postal boxes at Waneta Village. Please call John Ircandia 250368-5779

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 ST.MICHAEL’S Catholic School invites applications for the positions of: Substitute Educational Assistant and Substitute Teachers. Start Date: Immediately. Application Deadline: December 15, 2012. Contact Julia Mason @250368-6151. View posting details on (Employment page) **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

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853

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For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for ALL ages. Fruitvale


Route 380 26 papers Galloway Rd, Green Rd, Mill Rd Route 369 22 papers Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Redwood Dr Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 28 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 381 9 papers Coughlin Rd Route 370 22 papers 2nd St, Hwy 3B, Hillcrest, Mountain St

Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

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

Genelle Route 302 8 papers 12th Ave, 15th Ave Route 303 15 papers 12th Ave, 2nd St, Grandview Pl

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

Montrose Route 341 27 papers 10th Ave, 8th Ave, 9th Ave Route 342 11 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave Route 348 21 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd





Glenmerry $244,000 W NE






We’re Listening PUBLIC HEARING

Monday December 10,2012 6:30pm Council Chambers 1899 Columbia Ave


City of Rossland Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2541, 2012 (Old Cooke Ave School Site) What is Zoning Amendment (Old Cooke Ave School site) Bylaw No. 2541, 2012 about? To rezone the lands shown on the map below (formerly known as the Cooke Ave School) from P1-Public and Institutional to CD-6-Mixed Density Residential and R-1 Detached Infill Residential.


Warfield $74,900 D CE DU RE

Apply at the front desk in person at the Best Western Columbia River Hotel Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CLASS 1 driver wanted for steady run from Trail to Vancouver. Must have Super B experience, minimum 2 years. Contact Darcy@250-231-7328

Email: stacey@



Glenmerry $184,500



Fruitvale $119,000


Fruitvale $175,000


How will this affect me? The purpose of the bylaw is to allow a variety of housing types (single family, duplex, townhouses) to be located on the main Cooke Ave School site up to a maximum density of 16 equivalent units. The property at 1606 Thompson Ave will allow for either a single family dwelling or a duplex.



Waneta $650,000 T ON FR ER T WA


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Trail $259,000


Montrose $319,900


Rossland $89,900 M AR YF BB O H


A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected at the City of Rossland Office, 1899 Columbia Ave on regular working days from 9 am to 4pm, and also online at Tracey Butler, Corporate Officer


Rossland $79,900


How do I get more information?


Fruitvale $497,000 IN TA UN W! O E M VI


Trail $189,900

Waneta $265,000


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Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

Foxy’s in Trail is seeking to hire

Daytime Cook & Bartenders


Fruitvale $229,000


Help Wanted

Fruitvale $299,500


Columbia Heights $169,000 W NE


East Trail $269,000




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

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Salmo $299,900 MS OO DR E 5B



Trail $385,000

Trail $575,000

Fruitvale $349,000

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

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Medical/Dental Certified Dental Assistant Full time opportunity. Available immediately. Good communication and clinical skills a priority. Call Dr. Williams 250-489-4731 or email A19

Homes for Rent Lower Rossland 3 Bedroom house with garage, large yard + deck. Available for ski season or long term . Furnished or unfurnished 250-362-2105 Trail. Needs fixing. Ideal for handyman that can repair. 250.364.5677.

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Pets & Livestock

Pets FREE KITTENS ready for good homes. 250-367-7289

Merchandise for Sale

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

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

Carrier Superstar

ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2 Bdrm Suite in South Castlegar $465/mth + 1/2 damage, includes utilities, cable/wifi. Working or student only, N/S, No partiers. Room is unfurnished, W/D, TV in otherwise furnished suite. Phone 250-304-4649




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Presenting Gene with his prize is circulation manager Michelle Bedford.

Superstar carrier Gene Larocque delivers papers in downtown Trail.


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Furniture 30” white elec range $350, total fridge $350, danby bar fridge $100, bottled water cooler $90, coffee table w/drawers $100, older couch/bed $50 Curtis 352-3651

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

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

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 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. FRUITVALE, D/T, 1bd. ns/np, coin laundry. Avail. Dec.4. Call/text 604-788-8509 ROSSLAND 2bd, clean, quiet, w/d, f/s, N/P, N/S, 250-3629473 TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WANETA MANOR 2bd $610, NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423


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Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, 3BD. No Pets. Appliances incl. $800./mo. Avail. immediately. 250-364-1551 TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. $950./mo. N/S, N/P. Avail. Dec.1st. 250-367-7558

1163 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4B8


Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Trail Times

local Sweet sounds Guy Bertrand photo

The Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas celebration in Rossland also had a musical flair with some classic instruments and Christmas songs, led by Richie Mann on the fiddle, for all to enjoy at the Rouge Gallery.

The Local Experts™ Ron & Darlene Your 1537 Bay Avenue, Trail

Christmas telethon on Shaw

Submitted The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is presenting ‘Timmy’s Christmas Telethon’ on Sunday from 4 p.m. To 10 p.m. on Shaw’s Cable network - Channel 10. Through the donations received from the Telethon, the Society can continue their Easter Seals Services throughout B.C. and the Yukon. These services include three Easter Seals Camps at Shawnigan on the Island,

Squamish at the coast and Winfield in the interior, where four children from the West Kootenay enjoyed a week of camp. They also include three Easter Seal Houses who provide a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment in Victoria, Prince George and Vancouver, where over 1,000 bed nights were utilized  by West Kootenay families.  Tune in and pledge at 1-855-216-2012.


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Local Home Team 1932 Main Street, Fruitvale

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302 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac 565 Rossland Avenue, Trail

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527


Charming “heritage-style” home. This 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath home features oak in-laid floors, wood-burning fireplace and tons of charm. Upgrades include numerous windows, electrical and roofing. A terrific home at a great price.

Don’t waste time on mundane tasks such as yard care, shoveling and maintenance. This building has had many upgrades and this unit has been beautifully renovated with an open, modern kitchen, upgraded bathroom, tile, carpets, and fresh paint. Just move in and play! Call your REALTOR® now to view.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Commercial Lease Old Waneta Road


2069 - 6th Avenue, Trail

439 Rossland Avenue, Trail



Great 2 bdrm home located on a fully 615 Shakespeare Street, Warfield fenced 50x100 flat lot with an insulated $219,000 double garage. New flooring, tons of light, large patio area with lots of privacy. Full 3 bed, 3 bath home with loads of basement with cold storage, dining room character, hardwood floors, updated with built in window bench. Plenty of fruit kitchen, newly finished bathrooms. trees and a veggie garden complete this Lots of upgrades. Call your REALTOR® package. today to view it!

Small and compact this home offers the perfect place for a single or couple at a very affordable price. Many upgrades include a newer kitchen, upgraded bathroom, some wiring and plumbing, air conditioning and more! Call now before it’s gone! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Great 2bdrm/1 bth home located on a flat dead end street - many mechanical upgrades - 3 floors to this home - main floor has been all updated - Home is vacant and ready for quick possession call for a viewing - get in this house for Christmas.

Super deal - home is 14 years young - it has 4 bdrms. and 3 bthrms - great floor plan - 3 floors of living - owner wants to sell so book your viewing of this great home.

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Mark (250) 231-5591


1002 – 8th Street, Castlegar Great family home in central location! 4 level split design on a huge corner lot features 4 bdrms/3 baths, master bedroom with ensuite, new laminate flooring, huge wrap-around sundeck and private patio area. A double garage, room to park an RV and all your extras with bonus storage area under deck. See it today!

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!



2517 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar


628 Turner Street, Warfield

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

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653


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

#508C-4320 Red Mountain Road, Rossland

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525


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





Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

409 Rossland Avenue, Trail

695 Highway 22, Rossland

This 5500 sq.ft. 5 bed / 4 bath home with full southern exposure is situated on a Slalom Creek! This 1791 sq.ft. 3 bdrm, 3 bath + den + loft, ski-in/ski-out condo 20 acre fenced parcel just 5 miles south of Rossland. Ideal site for a B&B with at the base of Red is large enough to be spacious living areas, generously sized a comfortable permanent residence for bedrooms, custom built kitchen, large an active family. Building features a gym, workshop in the basement and tons of cinema, rec room, lockers, an elevator storage. and underground parking.

Call Terry 250-231-1101 or Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Deanne Lockhart ext 41


This graceful and spacious home offers beautiful “heritage” characteristics including hardwood floors, French doors, charming den, and wood burning fireplace. The large, flat lot is accented by gorgeous trees and amazing views. Call your REALTOR® for an appointment to view.




#101-1800 Kirkup Avenue, Rossland

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

#2 Redstone Drive, Rossland


Another brand new home at Redstone! Call me to find out what’s coming next! Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

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December 05, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times

Trail Daily Times, December 05, 2012  

December 05, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times