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Teck liable for Columbia River cleanup BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff


Rob Cromarty, a City of Trail employee, was out bright and early on Monday to clear a pathway for morning pedestrians who walk the bridge. Over 10cm of snow fell overnight.

Greater Trail gets a white Christmas preview BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

A green Christmas is being forecasted for most of Canada this year, but that shouldn’t be a concern for West Kootenay powder hounds and white Christmas enthusiasts. Monday morning commuters in the Greater Trail area were met with over 10 cm of snow, and more is expected to fall throughout the week according to the website. “Another system is coming Wednesday afternoon or evening, bringing similar amounts of precipitation, but milder temperatures,” said Jesse Ellis, forecaster for Southeast Fire Centre. The drivebc website is warning drivers of compact snow and slippery sections throughout the region, with a heavy snowfall warning in effect and a

40 per cent chance of flurries to continue. Environment Canada (EC) issued a snowfall warning for the region, and forecasts an additional, “five-to-15 cm in the vicinity of Trail, Rossland and Warfield.” As expected, the wintery weather has impacted the driving conditions. The Trail RCMP detachment reported four accidents over the weekends that were weather related. There are no road closures, but the Rossland hill had its usual difficulties (Monday), said Sergeant Rob Hawton, of the Trail and Greater District RCMP. J.F. Auto Towing reported half a dozen calls over the weekend, mostly to pull cars out of the ditch. But while the snow made for miserable driving, it did put smiles on snowsports enthusiasts.

Red Mountain Resort is a winter wonderland reporting snowfall of 28 cm over the weekend, with more on the way this week. “Our conditions compared to a year ago are night and day,” said Mika Hakkola, communication manager for the resort. “Last year we opened on Dec. 18 with 86 cm, and this year to date, we’re at 183 cm already.” Chances of having snow on the ground are looking bleak for many other Canadians, David Phillips, Environment Canada’s senior climatologist told national reporters on Monday. Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan in particular are going to be green. “Out west, not only is it going to be a white Christmas, it’s going to be a white Easter,” he said.

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The cost of Teck’s historical troubles downstream on the Upper Columbia River in the U.S. won’t be known for another three years as the company was delivered another legal salvo Friday in its attempt to clean up its act in the U.S. In a decision announced late Friday in Eastern Washington, Judge Lonny Suko ruled Teck Metals Ltd. was liable for the cost of “And, if cleaning up the connecessary, we tamination in the river south of the are commitborder. ted to remedy According to a the effects of declaratory judgment, Teck is responpast practices sible under the U.S. on the Upper Superfund Law and Columbia River the Comprehensive Environmental in Washington R e s p o n s e , State” Compensation, and Liability Act RICHARD DEANE (CERCLA) for response costs, the amount of which will be determined in a subsequent phase of the case. That cost won’t be known until maybe 2015, said Richard Deane, Teck’s manager of public affairs. “We expect that phase to be deferred until the current studies of the Upper Columbia River in the U.S. are largely complete,” he said. The ruling was not unexpected, he added, as Teck had acknowledged in September that historical discharges from Teck Trail Operations for 100 years from its mining and smelting operations polluted the Columbia River in Washington. Teck made the “admission of fact” in a lawsuit brought by Colville Confederated Tribes over environmental damage caused by the effluent discharges dating back to 1896. The company entered into an agreement regarding certain facts with the plaintiffs—in Pakootas et al versus Teck Metals Ltd.—in civil court proceedings under CERCLA. Under the agreement Teck stated some hazardous substances in the slag and effluent discharged from the Teck Trail Operations between See TECK, Page 3

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Neil Jarvie received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation last week at a ceremony in Vancouver. This is awarded to individuals who have performed commendable service to the Veteran community and/or individuals who represent commendable role models for their fellow Veterans. Jarvie is a member of Branch 11of The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) in Trail. He has served in a number of executive positions including president and past-president. He is currently the chair of a committee that assists Veterans and other members with funerals, and he officiates at these services whenever called upon. He attends local parades and events and carries the Branch Colours. He assists the Branch and the Ladies Auxiliary with equipment arrangements, and he supports the activities and events in both organizations. Jarvie was an active member of the Trail Cenotaph Revitalization Project and of the Convention Committee for the B.C. and Yukon Command 2009 Provincial Convention. For the last 10 years, Jarvie has held the position of Zone Poppy Chairperson.

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Cuebidding: You have seen cuebids used to show a limit raise, to ask if the overcall was a full opener, to ask for a stopper, and just to say “tell me more, partner.” Furthermore, a direct cuebid shows a playable two-suiter. Here, the cuebids show first round control on the way to a slam in a known major fit. Cuebidding the same suit a second time shows second round control. Failing to cuebid a suit denies the control. The bidding: Even without a spade honour, South opens one spade and part-

ner bids a N o r t h major game then cuebids raise, two hearts. His notrump. three heart T w o bid shows first notrump round control. WARREN shows four South knows WATSON this to be a card major Play Bridge support, void because enough valhe has the ace ues for game and any himself. South then distribution. A splinter cuebids first round is not appropriate here control of clubs. because it gets the North recognizes bidding too high. The that he has no wasted bidding space that a club values. He could splinter jumps over is bid four spades at this very valuable for cue- point, but his hand is bidding. too strong. Therefore, Opener then bids 3 he cuebids hearts showing a singleton again showing second club or a club void. round control too. The singleton club South knows a void may be the ace but no is also second round other honour.

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control; consequently, he realizes North is temporizing so that South can use keycard Blackwood. South obliges and bids four notrump asking for keycards. North could respond five notrump which conventionally shows two keycards and a useful void but cuebidding has already made that very clear. North bids five hearts showing two keycards and no queen of trump. South bids his vulnerable grand. The contract: Seven Spades by South The opening lead: The eight of clubs.

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Trustees set to face communities impacted by potential school closures By Timothy Schafer Times Staff

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The children’s horse drawn carriage rides were a big hit in downtown Trail on Saturday. Nearly 350 children and their families turned out for the first offering of this Silver City Nites event, which included an animated movie and treasure hunt.

Teck acknowledged long-term pollution

FROM PAGE 1 1896 and 1995 ended up in the Upper Columbia River in the U.S. The latest decision gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ability to tell Teck to pay for the clean up, and for any ongoing damages and losses that result from the contamination. That issue has yet to be determined by the court. Teck will now review with counsel and determine what the next steps will be. Irrespective of the legal process, the company remains “fully” committed to completing the studies on the Upper Columbia River in the U.S that are required to assess

the risks to the contaminants, said Deane. “And, if necessary, we are committed to remedy the effects of past practices on the Upper Columbia River in Washington State,” he said. To date, Teck has invested $55 million in cooperation with the U.S EPA on the “comprehensive investigation of environmental conditions in the Upper Columbia River in Washington State,” Deane explained. The study of the river is largely advanced but it will be a few years yet until analysis is complete. “And the initial results we are seeing is it is very encouraging and they are showing that the beaches are safe, that

the water quality in the river is better than water quality standards in the U.S. and Canada,” he said, “and further, the fish in the river are safer to eat than in any other water body in Washington State.” According to a Canadian Press story Monday, the Washington Court dismissed Teck’ s attempt to avoid US litigation under Environmental Protection Law by claiming a Canadian company outside the US can not be held liable for damages. The judge also found that Teck knew the hazardous waste disposed of in the Columbia River—heavy metals such as lead, mercury, zinc and arsenic—was likely to cause harm.

School trustees will face the music in the communities they plan to close schools in after voting to hold their debates back-to-back in the communities of Rossland and Castlegar. The board of School District 20 (Kootenay Columbia) voted in favour of splitting second reading into two meetings and holding debate on the bylaws in respective communities in order to give parents a first hand look at the rationale behind the decisions. Castlegar rural trustee Mickey Kinakin said in his discussions with parents of Twin Rivers Elementary School in Castlegar, the one thing they really wanted to see was a direct, face-to-face contact with the board and staff when the decision was made. Kinakin brought the motion forward at the regular monthly board meeting in Blueberry Monday night. “This is a motion of respect. It’s showing respect to the parents of the children we serve on behalf of the provincial government.” First reading of what could potentially be two bylaws related to reconfiguration and closures of Twin Rivers and one school in Rossland will take place Feb. 4. Second reading (if necessary) will then take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Rossland and Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Castlegar. Originally, once the public comment period was over, the board of directors planned to move swiftly into a decision, with first readings coming Feb. 4, followed by one meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12 and third

and final reading of any potential bylaws coming Monday, Feb. 25. The final date for third reading still holds. All locations within the communities are yet to be determined. There will be an extra meeting added to the mix, said superintendent of schools, Greg Luterbach. “The board will host a special, closed meeting with affected school (parent advisory committee) representatives after the public forums but before bylaw readings,” he said, noting that no details were ready. “They feel they can be heard a lot better with a small group and the trustees meeting together meeting with them and discussing the report they put forward to the board,” said Kinakin on the special meeting. According to the SD20 website, the board will still be hosting a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rossland Secondary School gym to discuss potential closures or reconfigurations in the Rossland and Greater Trail area. Two days later on Thursday the Castlegar public forum takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Twin Rivers Elementary School Gym. The district approved a salary that will be paid to Wendy Herbert, a retired superintendent from SD 64 (Gulf Islands) who has been hired to help district staff and guide the board through the final steps of the facilities review. She will facilitate two meetings, including public forums, and co-develop resources. Trustee Mark Wilson, chair of the facilities and finance committee, told the board she will receive around $12,000 plus expenses for her work.

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Commissioner Wally Oppal’s 1,448-page final report, released Monday, chronicles years of mistakes that allowed Pickton to lure dozens of women to his farm in Port Coquitlam, B.C., with little interference from police and even less concern from the public. Some of those problems were structural poor co-operation between Vancouver police and the RCMP, for example - but many were a result of something far more insidious and difficult to cure. “Would the response of the Vancouver police and the public have been any different if these women had come from the west side of town? I think the answer is clear,” Oppal told The Canadian Press in an interview discussing his report’s conclusions. “There was an institutional, systemic bias against the women. ... They were poor, they were aboriginal, they were drug addicted and they were not taken seriously.” Those biases were compounded by a lack of leadership among Vancouver police and the RCMP, he said. Still, Oppal concluded the effects of that bias were not intentional, leading to systemic failures rather than a conscious decision to ignore Vancouver’s missing women. Oppal spent eight months hearing evidence about the failed investigations by the Vancouver police and the Port Coquitlam RCMP into reports of missing sex workers and evidence that Pickton was a suspect. The result is a highly critical document that describes parallel yet largely separate investigations that were each plagued by indifference and poor police work. Oppal made 63 recommendations, including a regional police force for the greater Vancouver region, immediate improvements to services for sex workers, changes to police policies to ensure they reflect the needs of the impoverished women in the Downtown Eastside and more services for sex workers and other vulnerable women. We would like to welcome stylist

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National THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Ottawa’s decision to snuff its role in dispensing medical marijuana has ignited a debate over how the move will impact public health and safety. A range of groups - including those representing law enforcement officials, physicians and medical cannabis advocates - were reacting Sunday after the federal health ministry announced it will stop producing and distributing medicinal pot in favour of opening the market to private companies. The current program has allowed anyone with a government permit to grow it themselves, including in their own homes. But the Conservatives argue that with 26,000 permits handed out over the past decade, the system has become unwieldy and resulted in “unintended consequences.” “We have heard real concerns from law enforcement, fire officials and municipalities about how people are hiding behind these rules to conduct illegal activity,” Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a release. The government intends to implement changes by March 31, 2014 that will do away with the

system of individual permits so that only companies meeting security requirements can grow and sell the drug. The move has drawn criticism from a number of sides, and not everyone against the changes supports the use of medical marijuana. Doctors represented by the Canadian Medical Association used harsh words to pan the move, arguing the government is abdicating its necessary role as regulator. “There’s huge potential for harm to patients and the federal government’s decision is equivalent to asking doctors to prescribe while blindfolded,” said Dr. Anna Reid, CMA president. Standing most staunchly in support of the government are associations representing Canadian fire chiefs and police chiefs. They agree that removing permits from individuals will promote health and safety because the change will legally eliminate the ability for people to grow pot in their own homes. Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu, who heads the chiefs of police association, said the changes are “necessary to reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation” by criminals seeking to make a profit.

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - There still isn’t enough support from the provinces to expand the Canada Pension Plan, but Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says there’s hope of “a way forward” provided the economy continues to grow. Flaherty, who spent the day meeting with his provincial counterparts, says they agreed to establish a set of economic “triggers” based on GDP and job growth that would allow the pension plan to expand without endangering the economy. “There’s no consensus on CPP expansion at this time,” Flaherty said. “The ministers did agree that we would task our officials with working on definitions of ‘modest increase’ and ‘economic triggers’ that we would then discuss at our next meeting in June.” Ottawa and provinces will work for the next six months to map out a strategy for moving ahead, Flaherty told a wrap-up news conference Monday.

He says ministers want to establish “triggers” on GDP growth and employment that would permit expanding the pension program without risking damage to the economy. Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, one of the most vocal proponents of urgent pension reform, says he’s encouraged by the meeting, even if the pace of discussions is a bit slow for his liking. “There isn’t consensus for moving forward now, but there’s certainly an overwhelming majority of the provinces that do want to move forward,” Duncan said. A “substantial minority” of middle-income Canadians aren’t saving enough for retirement, Duncan said.

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ere’s an interesting statistic: the second-highest rate of gun ownership in the world is in Yemen, a largely tribal, extremely poor country. The highest is in the United States, where there are almost as many guns as people: around 300 million guns for 311 million people. But here’s another interesting statistic: in the past 25 years, the proportion of Americans who own guns has fallen from about one in three to only one in five. However, the United States, unlike Yemen, is a rich country, and the average American gun-owner has four or five firearms. Moreover, he or she is utterly determined to keep them no matter what happens. What has just happened in Sandy Hook, Connecticut is the seventh massacre this year in which four or more people were killed by a lone gunman. The fact that this time twenty of the victims were little girls and boys six or seven years old has caused a wave of revulsion in the United States, but it is not likely to lead to new laws on gun controls. It’s not even clear that new laws would help. Half the firearms in the entire world are in the

United States. The rate of murders by gunfire in the United States is almost twenty times higher than the average rate in 22 other populous, high-income countries where the frequency of other crimes is about the same. There is clearly a connection between these two facts, but it is not necessarily simple cause-and-effect. Here’s one reason to suspect that it’s not that simple: the American rate for murders of all kinds – shooting, strangling, stabbing, poisoning, pushing people under buses, etc. – is seven times higher than it is in those other 22 rich countries. It can’t just be guns. And here’s another clue: the rate of firearms homicides in Canada, another mainly English-speaking country in North America with a similar political heritage, is about half the American rate – and in England itself it is only one-thirtieth as much. What else is in play here? Steven Pinker, whose book “The Better Angels of Our Nature” is about the long-term decline in violence of every kind in the world, is well aware that murder rates have not fallen in the United States in the past century. (Most people don’t believe that violence is in decline


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anywhere, let alone almost everywhere. That’s why he wrote the book.) And Pinker suggests an explanation for the American exception. In medieval Europe, where everybody from warlords to peasants was on his own when it came to defending his property, his rights and his “honour”, the murder rates were astronomically high: 110 people per 100,000 in 14th-century Oxford, for example. It was at least as high in colonial New England in the early 17th century. By the mid-20th century, the murder rate in England had fallen more than a hundredfold: in London, it was less than one person per 100,000 per year. In most Western European countries it was about the same. Whereas the US murder rate is still up around seven people per

100,000 per year. Why? Pinker quotes historian Pieter Spierenburg’s provocative suggestion that “democracy came too early” to America. In European countries, the population was gradually disarmed by the centralised state as it put an end to feudal anarchy. Only much later, after people had already learned to trust the law to defend their property and protect them from violence, did democracy come to these countries. This is also what has happened in most other parts of the world, although in many cases it was the colonial power that disarmed the people and instituted the rule of law. But in the United States, where the democratic revolution came over two centuries ago, the people took over the state before they had been disarmed – and kept their weapons. They also kept their old attitudes. Indeed, large parts of the United States, particularly in the southeast and southwest, still have an “honour” culture in which it is accepted that a private individual may choose to defend his rights and his interests by violence rather than seeking justice through the law. The homicide rate in New England is less than three people

per 100,000 per year; in Louisiana it is more than fourteen. None of this explains the specific phenomenon of gun massacres by deranged individuals, who are presumably present at the same rate in every country. It’s just that in the United States, it’s easier for individuals like that to get access to rapid-fire weapons. And, of course, the intense media coverage of every massacre gives many other crazies an incentive to do the same, only more of it. But only one in three hundred murders in the United States happens in that kind of massacre. Most are simply due to quarrels between individuals, often members of the same family. Private acts of violence to obtain “justice”, with or without guns, are deeply entrenched in American culture, and the murder rate would stay extraordinarily high even if there were no guns. Since there are guns everywhere, of course, the murder rate is even higher. But since the popular attitudes to violence have not changed, that is not going to change either. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Airport growth held back Re: Airport Shouldn’t be Allowed to Languish, Trail Times Dec. 7 Dear Mr. Masleck, the biggest advantage of the Trail Regional Airport is its reliability.

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re human prosper- we can identify a looming probity and well-being an lem, global warming say, but illusion, bought at the cannot yet see how to solve it expense of Nature? that we must therefore abanHuman beings add nothing to don our way of life – use less, the world, on this view, and consume less, eat less, procresubtract everything. But how- ate less, travel less, expect less ever much this view may appeal – or we will destroy ourselves. to, say, the apostles of environThe pessimists claim scimental doom and gloom, the ence backs up their view of opponents of the oil sands and humanity’s place in nature. fish farming and The veil of intelpipelines and lectual respectbiotechnology, it ability in which is wrong. the prophets H u m a n of environbeings add somemental doom thing crucial to and gloom like the world: their to drape themintelligence. selves relies on And the history the prestige of Brian Lee of humanity has science for its been one of the credibility. They successful increthen propose to Troy Media mental applicause science as tion of human a guide for reintelligence to the problems of ordering human activities in nature and humanity. accordance with their estimaIt is not that we do not face tion of the number of people problems. We do. But identify- the planet can support (“carrying our problems is only the ing capacity”). first step to solving them. We And yet the power of science must also look at the mechan- lies not in the passive observaism we have successfully used tion of what is; science offers to solve every one of human- tools to the human imaginaity’s significant challenges tion to discover ways of sursince time began: our minds. mounting problems. Because The wealth of humanity of science and imagination, the comes from mixing natural carrying capacity of the planet and human capital (our know- is not fixed, but is hugely variledge and experience) in differ- able, depending on the leaven ing proportions, and as natural of human intelligence that we capital becomes scarce in one can add to it. context or another, we invent Unavoidably, however, the ways to sustain it, supplement solutions to our challenges it or replace it. emerge unpredictably. So in Regrettably, however, the the absence of precise knowproblems almost invariably ledge of the scientific and arise before the solution is technological solutions to our conceived. Indeed, the prob- problems, do we abandon hope lem is usually the cause of the and settle for shrunken hopes solution’s emergence. But that and aspirations, or do we press means that human progress is on, seeking the prosperity that inescapably a matter of faith: will allow us to do more with faith in the power of reason to less, and create the technosolve our problems even when logical marvels that will carry we cannot foresee what the us through? solution will look like. We should choose to carry It is therefore a startling pre- on. Here’s why. sumption to say that because Our stock of knowledge


is exploding at an unprecedented rate. In cutting-edge fields, such as computer science or nanotechnology, the total amount of knowledge doubles every 18 to 24 months, while the whole body of human knowledge doubles roughly every 15 years. One half of everything that is known today was not yet known in 1998. We as individuals are therefore condemned to ignorance. Our brain’s capacity is relatively fixed, while the knowledge known by all human beings collectively is expanding exponentially. With minds so limited, and knowledge so vast and variegated, you and I are condemned to see a narrowing slice of what is known at the same time as humanity has never had access to more knowledge What does this all mean about sustainability and our relationship with Nature? That we should be deeply sceptical about the claims of people who refuse to see the humanity adds something to the world: its own intelligence, and that that intelligence has repeatedly allowed it to surmount every significant challenge, often to our own amazement. We should be less inclined to accept that our rich way of life is to be junked simply because someone with a specialist’s view of a tiny piece of human knowledge cannot see whence will come the solutions to today’s problems. The solutions will come from unexpected quarters for unforeseeable reasons at unpredictable times. They always have and there is no reason to doubt that they will again. Unless we give up the search. Brian Lee Crowley ( is the Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa:

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Bar code inventor changed shopping THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. - Norman Joseph Woodland, the co-inventor of the bar code that labels nearly every product in stores and has boosted productivity in nearly every sector of commerce worldwide, has died. He was 91. Woodland died Sunday in Edgewater, New Jersey, from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and complications of his advanced age, his daughter, Susan Woodland of New York, said Thursday. Woodland and Bernard Silver were students at what is now called Drexel University in Philadelphia when Silver overheard a grocerystore executive asking an engineering school dean to channel students into research on how product information could be captured at checkout, Susan Woodland said. Woodland notably had worked on the Manhattan Project, the U.S. military’s atomic bomb development team. And having already earned a mechanical engineering degree, Woodland dropped out of graduate school to work on the bar code idea. He stole away to spend time with his grandfather in Miami to focus on developing a code that could symbolically capture details about an item, Susan Woodland. The only code Woodland knew was the Morse Code he’d learned in the Boy Scouts, his daughter said. One day, he drew Morse dots and dashes as he sat on the beach and absent-mindedly left his fingers in the sand where they traced a series of parallel lines. “It was a moment of inspiration. He said, ‘instead of dots and dashes I can have thick and thin bars,”’ Susan Woodland said. Woodland and Silver submitted their patent in 1949 for a code patterned on concentric circles that looked like a bull’s eye. The patent was issued in 1952, 60 years ago this fall. Silver died in 1963. Woodland joined IBM in 1951 hoping to develop the bar code, but the technology wasn’t accepted for more than two decades until lasers made it possible to read the code. The first product sold using a UPC scan was a 67-cent package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at a supermarket in Troy, Ohio, in June 1974. Today, about 5 billion products are scanned and tracked worldwide every day.

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Senator gained famed as co-host of popular CBC program By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA - Laurier LaPierre, former Liberal senator and cohost of the iconic CBC program “This Hour has Seven Days,” has died. He was 83. Federal Liberal Leader Bob Rae confirmed LaPierre’s sudden passing on Monday afternoon, describing his former colleague as an accomplished scholar and passionate advocate for key Canadian issues. “From academia and journalism, to his tireless advocacy for bilingualism, the arts and gay rights, Laurier was an exceptional Canadian who touched the lives of many,” Rae said in a statement. LaPierre’s former Senate colleague and friend Jim Munson echoed Rae’s sentiments, calling his friend an extraordinary person with the gift of adding zest to any situation. The feisty passion that made him a household name during his career with the CBC was still in evidence as recently as two weeks ago when he attended local political events in Ottawa,


Retired senator Laurier LaPierre, who gained fame as the co-host of CBC’’s “This Hour has Seven Days,’ has died. Munson said, adding LaPierre’s penchant for laughter and mischief was as much a part of his personality as his desire to fight for the underdog. “I loved his spontaneity. I loved his passion. We’re going to miss a person like Laurier LaPierre. I know that history will treat him kindly.” Born in 1929 in Lac Megantic, Que., LaPierre first distinguished himself as an academic.

He obtained his PhD in history from the University of Toronto in 1962, two years before rising to national prominence with “This Hour has Seven Days.” LaPierre co-hosted the 60-minute current affairs program alongside Patrick Watson, earning a reputation as a fearless journalist with a knack for cutting to the emotional core of an issue. That talent got him into trouble in 1966, according to the CBC. He famously blinked back tears during an interview with the mother of Stephen Truscott, who at 14 had been sentenced to death on what later turned out to be a wrongful murder conviction. LaPierre was harshly criticized in the media, and CBC president Alphonse Ouimet called his reaction “unprofessional.” LaPierre’s contract was not renewed, and the show went off the air that May. LaPierre made sporadic returns to television in the ensuing years, but maintained his career as an academic with faculty stints at the University of

Western Ontario, Loyola College and McGill University. His academic career was characterized by strong advocacy for bilingualism in Canada, according to former CBC colleague and fellow McGill alumnus Mark Starowicz. Many of his writings challenged the notion of Canada’s two solitudes at a time when the divide between French and English was at its most contentious, Starowicz said. “He had the guts to attack both fortresses,” Starowicz said. “He’d talk to the English in Montreal and the English at McGill saying, ‘You’ve got to stop behaving like English outposts, you too are Quebecers.”’ “And he’d say to a lot of Quebec French nationalists, ‘You’ve got to stop behaving provincially and realize you’re citizens of Canada.’ Both statements were very unpopular at the time, and it took courage to do that.” Gay rights were also dear to LaPierre, who came out himself at a public rally in the 1980s, Munson said.

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ Michael Bell fights a Golden Rocket defender for the puck in KIJHL action Sunday. Bell eventually netted one, as the Hawks skated to an 8-1 win over Golden at the Beaver Valley Arena.

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With nine wins in 10 games the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have indeed turned a mediocre season into one of promise. Nowhere has the resurgent Nitehawks been more in evidence than the play of Dallas Calvin who has counted 13 of his 27 points in the last six games. “I think that the whole team is playing well and it’s easy to feed off other guys when everyone is playing well,” said Calvin. The 18-year-old Trail native’s surge also coincides with the pairing of Dan Holland on the wing and Connor BrownMaloski up the middle. “They’ve been a good combination,” said Nitehawk coach and GM Terry Jones. “Getting Danny (Holland) was a big thing, and getting Dallas healthy was a big thing. He wasn’t feeling very well . . . now he’s starting to feel good and you can tell.” The trio combined for 10 points in the 8-1 win over Golden Rockets Sunday, some payback after enduring a 5-1 loss to the Rockets in Golden Nov. 23.

Both Holland and Calvin had four-point nights while BrownMaloski had two helpers. In the last six games the line has counted 32 points, including 11 for Brown-Maloski and eight for Holland. “We’re starting to work together pretty well, and moving the puck well,” said Calvin. “They are two really good players so its nice to play with them.” Their wizardry was especially prevalent on the fourth Nitehawk goal when BrownMaloski dished off to Holland who broke in with Calvin, turning the Rockets defence inside out with a backand-forth-and-backagain passing play that Holland finished, bringing the crowd to its feet. “Connor just came off the wall with the puck and passed it to him, and I called for it,” said Calvin. “Holland gave it to me and I guess I saw him open on the far side so I gave it right back to him.” With the goalie already down and out, Holland squeezed the puck in on a tough angle for his first of two on the night. The Hawks are just two points back of

Castlegar for second spot and have cut the Nelson Leafs’ lead to just eight points. Beaver Valley beat Castlegar on Friday night 5-3 and followed that up with a 5-1 win over Grand Forks. Heading into the Christmas break Jones is very happy with the team’s play. “I am thrilled with the spirit we have in the room, and the fact that guys are coming to work hard every day.” The Nitehawks’ confidence level seems to grow with every game, with great puck support, responsible defensive play, and unparalleled work ethic the Hawks will definitely be in the mix if they can keep rolling in the New Year. “Everbody is more into it, and emotionally pretty excited,” said Calvin. “It’s a good feeling going into

games and coming out winning.” The Nitehawks play their final game before the Christmas break on Wednesday night at the Beaver Valley Arena against the Spokane Braves. Spokane is coming off a 5-4 overtime win against the Sicamous Eagles Saturday, bouncing back from a 7-0 loss to Revelstoke Grizzlies the previous night. The last time the Hawks and Braves met, Beaver Valley came away with a 6-1 victory and are 2-0 against the Braves this season. The puck drops at the Hawks Nest at 7 p.m. Wednesday.



The Trail Smoke Eaters will look forward to the Christmas break, not because they’ve been playing particularly poor, but more importantly to give the injury-riddled team time to heal. Bryce Knapp returned to the line up against West Kelowna Friday as the Smokies skated to its fourth win in a row, a 4-3 victory, thanks to an overtime goal from Connor Collett. However, the team couldn’t find enough offence to complete the comeback against Vernon Saturday dropping a 4-3 decision, before bowing to Nanaimo 4-1 Sunday. “I think those last two games agains Vernon and Nanaimo were winnable games, but we didn’t show up until it was too late,” said Trail head coach and GM Bill Birks. “Points are huge right now and everyone behind us with games in hand, losing those ones was a tough pill to swallow.” Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Kurt Black dressed as an AP for Vernon and got into the mix with an assist on Adam Tambellini’s second of the night that gave the Vipers a 4-0 lead in the second period. Tyler Berkholtz, Mitch Foyle and Luke Sandler scored for the Smokies, who outshot the Vipers 35-21. The Smokies have shown a lot of character in fighting through the injuries and illnesses, but the bug is beginning to take its toll. BROCK WARD “It’s been pretty hectic,” said Smoke Eater trainer Brock Ward. “It’s kind of new to me because it’s my first year, but it’s definitely an eye opener on the other side of the boards, seeing how frequently guys get injured.” The Smokies suffered another body blow in their loss against the Clippers when forward Scott Davidson went down with a lower body injury in the first period and never returned. Davidson joins line mate and Smokies leading scorer Brent Baltus, forward Jesse Knowler, defensemen Shane Poulsen and Braedon Jones, as well as goalie Adam Todd on the DL. “We’ve played a lot of hockey in the last month,” said Birks. “We’re hurt and sick . . . when you lose Baltus, Poulsen, Knowler, Jones,

and Davidson, guys playing injured, it’s a big part of your team.” Ward, a former player, understands the competitive nature of the game and that guys are eager to get back in the action. The most important aspect of his job is getting the players into see the doctor and expedite a physiotherapy program to facilitate recovery. “A lot of guys have big hearts, and are fighting back from their injuries pretty well,” said Ward, adding the Christmas vacation could be the best medicine to those injured and ailing. “It will be a big help, two weeks, get the guys off the ice, let their injuries heal up, and a lot of guys that are sick, get the illness out of us too.” Baltus said he was still sore and would likely sit out the Smokies final game of 2012 against the Merritt Centennials tonight. “The break will do us all good, just to get healthy again,” said Baltus. Trail also employed the services of Castlegar Rebels goalie Jordan Gluck and forward Jamie Vlanich on Sunday. Gluck was solid in net for the Smokies and Stefan Wood was also impressive on defence. The Kamloops Storm AP logged ample ice time and proved a mobile and physical stay-at-home defenceman, while Riley Brandt of the Nitehawks AP’d for Saturday’s game. “Every time we’ve had an AP in the line up they’ve been good, real steady,” said Birks. The Smokies face a Merritt team that is coming off three straight wins, and is currently second in the Interior division with a 17-10-1-1 record and 36 points. The Cents are led by Regan Soquila who has counted nine goals and 21 assists this season, with a blue line anchored by Dane Birks, son of Smokies coach Bill Birks. Dane was recently ranked in NHL Central Scoutings list of junior hockey draft eligible players and has been a thorn in the side of the Smokies this season. With so many Smokie injuries, the task won’t getting any easier tonight. “We’ve got to win but we have to be healthy to win, so it’s kind of a catch-22,” said Birks. The teams face off tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cominco Arena.

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Greater Trail minor hockey Pee Wee Rep Smokies’ Ethan Jang flies down the wing in the first game of a double dip on the weekend. The Smokies took the first match 5-4 but lost a close one Sunday 2-1.


Austin new Ti-Cat coach THE CANADIAN PRESS HAMILTON, Ont. - Kent Austin is returning to the CFL. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have hired Austin to be the club’s head coach and head of the CFL team’s football operations. Cornell University, where Austin served as head coach last season, confirmed he was leaving the school to accept the Hamilton job. Austin takes over as head coach from George Cortez, who was fired last week after compiling a 6-12 record in his first season with

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” led the box office with a haul of $84.8 million, a record-setting opening better than the three previous “Lord of the Rings” films. The Warner Bros. Middle Earth epic was the biggest December opening ever, surpassing Will Smith’s “I Am Legend,” which opened with $77.2 million in 2007, according to studio estimates Sunday. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” also passed the December opening of “Avatar,” which opened with $77 million. Internationally, “The Hobbit” also added $138.2 million, for an impressive debut well north of $200 million. Despite weak reviews, the 3-D adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s first novel in the fantasy series was an even bigger draw than the last “Lord of the Rings” movie, “The Return of the King.” That film opened with $72.6 million. “The Hobbit” is the first of another planned trilogy, with two more films to be squeezed out of Tolkien’s book. While Jackson’s “Rings” movies drew many accolades - “The Return of the King” won best picture from the Academy Awards - the path for “The Hobbit” has been rockier. It received no Golden Globes nominations on Thursday, though all three “Rings” films were nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for best picture. Regardless of any misgivings over “The Hobbit,” the film was a hit with audiences. They graded the film with an “A” CinemaScore. “The Hobbit” was far and away the biggest draw in theatres, with no other new wide release. Paramount’s “Rise of the Guardians” continued to draw the family crowd, with $7.4 million, bringing its cumulative total to $71.4 millon. The Oscar contender “Lincoln” from Walt Disney crossed the $100 million mark, adding another $7.2 million to bring its sixweek total to $107.9 million. And Sony’s James Bond film “Skyfall,” with another $7 million domestically, drew closer to a global take of $1 billion. The box office continued to be on the upswing and with anticipated releases like “Les Miserables,” ”Django Unchained“ and ”The Guilt Trip“ approaching in the holiday moviegoing season.

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Approach girlfriend gently about annoying accent Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

Dear Need: There are other factors to consider. If Beth moves north, her speech will adapt to her surroundings, and over time, she would likely lose a lot of her accent. You also could speak gently and lovingly about this. Don’t say her drawl gets on your nerves, even if it’s true. Say that if she is going to be living in your neck of the woods, she might want to shorten her words so she fits in better. Of course, she may become protective of her accent, believing it is linked to her identity, and be resistant to change. If she has other qualities that you appreciate, we

lem has been around so long, we suspect your words of warning will go unheeded. So this is for the hosts: If someone has not RSVP’d to an invitation by the date requested, please phone them and find out whether they plan to come. (We hope invitees will be embarrassed enough that it will inspire them to behave better next time.) Dear Annie: I read the letter from “We Are There and It Hurts,” the parents of an adult daughter who is grossly overweight. It’s possible she has binge eating disorder. If so, dieting may not help. She needs therapy with someone trained in the treatment of eating disorders. Please tell this couple to go to the National Eating Disorders Association website ( or call the NEDA Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. It may be the best thing they could ever do for their

daughter. -- Been There Dear Been: Thank you. Binge eating is a psychiatric disorder characterized by loss of control of the amount of eating, distress over binge episodes, and episodes that occur at least three times a week for

three months or longer. It usually involves eating more rapidly than normal, eating until uncomfortably full and/or when not hungry, eating alone due to embarrassment, and feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed

or guilty after. Other resources are the Binge Eating Disorder Association ( and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders at

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advise first speaking to her to see whether she is receptive and then being patient. Dear Annie: I recently hosted a bridal shower for a dear friend. Of the 30 women we invited, only five bothered to RSVP. Several people told the bride-to-be that they may not be coming. Not surprisingly, the bride assumed (incorrectly) that they had also RSVP’d to me directly, so she didn’t pass that on. You can imagine how frustrating, not to mention wasteful, it was to prepare enough food for 25 people when only a handful arrived. My point is this: When asked to RSVP to an event, DO SO. Don’t ignore it or ask the bride to pass on your regrets. She has enough details on her plate right now. It takes just a minute to respond to an invitation, and it is just plain rude not to. -- Too Many Leftovers Dear Leftovers: We agree, but this prob-

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Dear Annie: For the past 18 months, I’ve been dating a woman who resides two states south. We are planning on her moving north to live with me. My problem is her thick southern accent. “Beth” habitually holds the last word of a sentence and draws it out. Her voice slides up and down when saying a simple word such as “town” so that it has multiple syllables. A couple of my friends have also noticed how pronounced her drawl is. I have hinted to Beth about it on occasion, but it hasn’t made a difference. I have to admit, this speech pattern is both repulsive and abrasive to me. Beth has many loving qualities, but I worry about the drawl. I can barely tolerate it now, and I fear it will eventually drive me crazy. Should I confront Beth about it? I don’t want to hurt her feelings. -- Need Your Input

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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Wed, Dec. 19, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Unexpected opportunities to travel or get further education or training might fall into your lap today. Similar good luck with publishing, the media, the law and medicine also might occur. Yay! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Gifts, goodies and favors from others will come your way today. They will be unexpected but definitely welcome! Keep your pockets open, and don’t worry about attached strings. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is not a boring day. Exchanges with partners and close friends will be full of surprises and juicy gossip. However, someone might demand more freedom in a relationship. (Could it be you?) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your job routine will be interrupted today because of

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technological glitches or the introduction of new technology. Computer crashes, staff shortages and canceled appointments are likely. Stay light on your feet. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An unexpected flirtation could rev your engines today. However, Leo parents should be extra-vigilant, because this is an accident-prone day for your children. Guard against sports-related accidents as well. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Surprise company might knock on your door today. (Stock the fridge?) Small appliances could break down, or minor breakages could occur. Today is a bit of a crapshoot. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Today you will enjoy short trips and opportunities to see new places and meet new faces, because you’re eager to learn something different. Stay flexible.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Keep an eye on your money and your possessions. Guard them against loss and theft. Count your change and keep your receipts. Check your bank account. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You feel energized with electricity today! Because you will be bored with routine, seek out stimulating, unusual people. Do something differ-

ent! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Surprise secrets might come out today. Something you didn’t anticipate is going on behind the scenes. Be careful. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’ll love meeting unusual people today, because you want to be stimulated by adventure and new knowledge. (Definitely avoid bores.)

Because you are open to meeting others today, you likely will encounter a real character. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Don’t quit your day job today. Bosses and authority figures will say and do unpredictable things, but you don’t have to respond. Just do what’s best for you. YOU BORN TODAY You are brave and strong, and capable of overcoming great









difficulties. You have an appealing quality (sometimes quiet, sometimes passionate) that arouses emotions in others. You are independent and always blaze your own trail because, essentially, you are a free spirit and are very comfortable in your own skin. Your year ahead is the beginning of an exciting new cycle, Open any door! Birthdate of: Jake Gyllenhaal, actor; Edith Piaf, singer; Alyssa Milano, actress.

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Webinars help businesses prepare for return of PST By Timothy Schafer Times Staff

The dismantling of the HST will come with a price as businesses prepare to reimplement the provincial sales tax as of April 1, says the economic director of the Lower Columbia Community Development Team. Sandy Santori said the expected massive costs of re-introducing the provincial sales tax will be borne by taxpayers, and it could negatively affect local businesses. “Somebody has to pick up those additional costs. Usually it comes through taxation, and if it doesn’t come through taxation it comes through cuts in programs,” he said. The PST—enacted 60 years ago and replaced in 2010 with the HST—will cost business owners for new software and systems, said Santori, and by duplicating business practices (filing tax twice) and accounting procedures. “So that money has to come from somewhere, maybe in higher prices. I know there were a lot of people that didn’t like the HST, although even prior to the HST consumers were paying the 12 per cent, regardless,” he said. The PST may also have adverse effects in terms of economic development and expansion, he added. The HST would give business owners full

tax credit for machinery and equipment and industrial construction, said Santori, but that will now disappear. Whether the province puts in other mechanisms in place as an incentive for companies to grow and expand he did not know. Several new programs are available to local businesses as they prepare to change over from the HST to the PST. Free webinars are scheduled over the next couple of weeks and business owners can use the service to cover general principles of the PST as well as eTaxBC, the new e-service for online registration, return filing and payment, and account maintenance. A webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18 (10:30-11:30 a.m.). For more information and to register for a session, visit: All businesses have to register and be issued a new PST number as old numbers will not be recognized. Registration begins Jan. 2 and can be completed online ( The PST will be reimplemented at seven per cent and will apply to the same goods and services that were subject to PST prior to the implementation of the HST. All permanent PST exemptions will be re-implemented with the new PST, including

food for human consumption, most services, admissions and memberships, bicycles and newspapers and magazines. More than 100,000 businesses will need to register to collect the PST, and about 30,000 of those are new businesses that have only existed under an HST tax system. They will need to learn to administer the PST in tandem with the GST, and adjust their accounting and administrative systems and prepare to collect a second sales tax, as of Apr. 1, 2013. The Ministry of Finance is still developing the regulations, and transitional and consequential amend-

ments to support the Provincial Sales Tax Act, which received royal assent on May 31, 2012. The province plans to publicly release a final proposed version of the Provincial Sales Tax Act with proposed amendments in late December. All amendments to legislation require the approval of the legislative assembly, expected in spring 2013. Links to PST publications, FAQs, an online sign-up form for one-on-one tax consultations for business, along with additional information about the return to the PST, can be found at:

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Trail Times

local Ski town throwdown

Last chance to vote in semifinals

The Nelson Star Voting is now open in the semifinal round of the Ski Town Throwdown. Organized by Powder magazine, the Throwdown pits two ski towns against each other in a challenge to collect the most votes on Facebook in a two day period. Rossland/Nelson, which have been grouped together for the purpose of the competition, have already advanced through three Rounds of voting — defeating Sugarloaf, Whitefish and, most recently, Crested Butte along the way. Now the West Kootenay ski towns are up

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Red Mountain and Whitewater ski resorts should garner a few votes in teh Ski Town Throwdown from loyal locals thanks to a great start to the 2012-13 ski season.

against Sandpoint, Idaho, home of Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located 100 km south of Creston. To cast your ballot for your favourite ski town, go to and click “Rossland/Nelson vs. Sandpoint” in the page banner. Voting will only open for two days — Monday and today — and you can only vote once per IP address, per 24 hour period (but if you get your first vote in early, you’ll be able to squeeze in a second one). The finals will take place December 19 and 20.


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Trail Daily Times, December 18, 2012  
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December 18, 2012 edition of the Trail Daily Times