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Greater Trail assessments drop slightly for 2013 BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

The residential real estate market in Greater Trail was a patchwork of performance in the last year, with West Trail one of the hardest hit neighbourhoods, according to latest figures released by BC Assessment. In the assessment roll for 2013—a reflection of how the local market was doing—the Silver City bucked the trend of downward consistency that has gripped the rest of the West Kootenay. Variations in assessed value throughout the city’s neighbourhoods saw a 5.2 per cent drop in West Trail, far ahead of East Trail (down 1.37 per cent) and Tadanac (down 1.45 per cent). However, Sunningdale was up .74 per cent while assessed value in Glenmerry rose .56 per cent. The change in assessment for most West Kootenay communities was around -.5 per cent. However, in Trail there was a wider fluctuation than any other community in the West Kootenay, said deputy assessor for the region, Dennis Hickson. “Trail is such a difficult market because of the variation in the housing stock,” he said. “Markets within the city move a little differently than most. So you get a wider variance in the rate of change in Trail.” Out of just over 3,000 single family residences in Trail, over

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The 2013 assessment roll saw some fluctuation in the Greater Trail market and an overall decrease, some areas more than others, from last year. half of them fell into the range of zero to minus five per cent change, but the rest rose marginally, Hickson said. The 2013 average residential assessment for Trail dropped

$3,000 to $174,000 from one year ago, while Rossland’s average assessment plummeted $7,000 to $243,000. In the villages, Montrose’s assessment fell by $2,000 to

$219,000, Fruitvale dropped $3,000 to $186,000, and Warfield dropped $2,000 to $170,000. However, the assessment roll comprising Trail and Rossland’s rural area increased substantially

from $716 million last year to $786 million this year due to the addition of the large hydroelectric facility, the Waneta Dam expansion. Almost $33.4 million of the assessment value is attributable to subdivisions, rezoning and new construction. Hickson said the Silver City’s theme was the higher valued housing retained its value while the lower valued housing in general significantly decreased. Overall, residential assessments dropped in Trail, while commercial values rose, making the City of Trail’s 2013 total property assessment roll static relative to 2012 at $1.1 billion. The City of Rossland’s total assessment roll decreased from $603 million last year to $588 million this year. The Village of Fruitvale’s assessment roll remained unchanged at $194 million. The Village of Warfield’s assessment roll decreased from $164 million last year to $163 million this year. The Village of Montrose’s assessment roll remained unchanged at $105 million. But just because the value of homes in Trail went down doesn’t mean taxes will as well. The assessment roll is independent from the city’s budget process and will not directly impact it, said city chief administrator, David Perehudoff. See OWNER Page 3

Grad class will pick up trees Roadside checks nab drivers BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Christmas season is over, now what to do with the tree? There is an eco-friendly way to dispose of an evergreen that will also add glitz to the 2013 Grad Class celebrations. The last few years, picking up Christmas trees has been done by the J.L. Crowe graduating class. The city pays the group $750 for the somewhat prickly work. This year, students will begin tree pick up on Jan. 14, and end the service on Jan. 18. Trees should be placed on the edge of the driveway, away from snow and ice, on the morning of normal garbage collection. For those wishing to “de-tree” before that date, there are eight designated drop off points in Greater Trail where trees can be left for pick up. See TREES, Page 2

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CounterAttack catches five drivers in Trail area BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

The West Kootenay Traffic Services set up over 30 roadblocks in the month of December to nab drivers who continue to get behind the wheel after a few drinks. This year, the roadside officers apprehended and issued DUI charges to 12 drivers, nine impaired by alcohol, and three impaired by drugs, according

to Corporal John Ferguson, from the West Kootenay Traffic Services. Three of the alcohol related and two of the drug related impaired charges were made in the Trail area. Ferguson said that there were 13 roadside prohibitions issued as 24-hour or three-day immediate roadside suspensions. “There really isn’t one day that brings in the most impaired drivers,” he said. “It’s 24/7 with many calls related to kids who stay up

until 4 a.m. drinking. “They will go home and sleep a few hours then get up for work,” he explained. “Then, they get behind the wheel with too much alcohol still in their system.” Young drivers continue to engage in talking or texting on a cell phone while behind the wheel, and 10 were charged with distracted driving last month. “People still seem to like to talk on the phone,” said Ferguson. See SEATBELT, Page 2

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Seatbelt infractions still prevalent FROM PAGE 1 “Young drivers who are inexperienced and talking while driving is a real problem,” he said. “It can be hard to prove in court, because drivers typically don’t admit to the offense as cause of an accident.” By far, the most tickets were issued to drivers who neglected to buckle up. At a cost of $167 per ticket, 60 drivers found that failure to wear a seatbelt proved to be an expensive night on the town “It is hard to detect someone not wearing a seatbelt on the highway,” said Ferguson. “But people continue to forget to buckle up when driving

around town.” Reports from Mounties across B.C. say fewer drunk drivers were caught in road blocks this holiday season compared to previous years. Preliminary numbers from policed areas show 961 people were charged with impaired driving and other offences during the CounterAttack program from Dec. 2 to Jan. 2nd, compared to 1,434 in the same period last year, stated the RCMP traffic services press release. Almost 350 drivers were given 90-day driving suspensions, another 272 got threeday driving bans and 135 were given drug-related 24-hour suspensions.

Although they found fewer impaired drivers, RCMP officers handed out about 3,000 other tickets during the CounterAttack program, including 1,419 drivers who were using an electronic device. Another 213 were caught speeding and 1,364 tickets were written for seatbelt violations. A 24-hour suspension can be issued if the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is under the legal limit after blowing into an alcohol-screening device but the police officer suspects impairment. A three-day suspension is issued if it is the first time the driver is caught within the warning range of 0.05 BAC.

FROM PAGE 1 The trees will be transported to the McKelvey Creek landfill by a handful of helpful fathers with large pick up trucks, free of charge. Typically, all decorations and any type of plastic covers, need to be removed from the trees as it impacts recycling of the trees. However, the grad students will be responsible for the tedious work of detinseling and stripping decorations from any trees left curbside or at the designated drop off site. The process of recycling the trees has been the responsibility of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) for the last two years. A heavy-duty wood chipper is shipped to the Trail landfill from Grand Forks, twice a year to mulch organic and contaminated waste. “We have a zero waste policy,” said Tim Dueck, program coordinator for the RDKB. “Anything organic, such as the Christmas trees can be composted and used,” he said. “The last time we re-used the tree mulch as fill for city flower beds and gardens.” If a tree is missed or forgotten during the week of pick up, it can be disposed at the landfill at no cost. The RDKB will sponsor a recycle education program at the end of April for Earth Day.

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Bernadette Racette, bylaw officer for the City of Trail, collected only a small offering of change from the parking meters in downtown Trail on Thursday. Racette hasn’t written a parking ticket since Dec. 16, but warns shoppers that free parking, which was available on Fridays in December, has now expired.

Former Chamber director ready to move on By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

From a nomination for the Kootenay Women in Business Award last May, to a stealthy termination in November, 2012 proved to be a roller coaster year for Maggie Stayanovich. The ex-executive director of Trail and District Chamber of Commerce (TCOC) reached out to the Trail Times to comment on her behind-the-scenes termination, albeit bound by a confidentiality agreement with the TCOC. “If my leadership was in question, why was this the first time I heard about it?” said Stayanovich. “As I was being asked to leave.” A November meeting at the TCOC began a series of events, which left the organization without its executive director, two-thirds of its paid staff and only half of its volunteer board. The evening began

according to agenthree days later, da, with board Stayanovich said members approvshe was “debriefed” ing the “straand advised that tegic plan” and the board decided 2013 Community to release her from Market proposcontract effective al, both a part immediately, and Stayanovich’s that all in camera vision for the comwould remain as munity. such. “I was so “I was told, as pleased, we spent was the memberseveral months ship, our partners Maggie putting a new plan and the public, that Stayanovich together,” she said. the board felt with “It is what I use for a new strategic guidance in the long term plan, that they wanted to go plan for the organization.” with new leadership,” said At the end of the meet- Stayanovich. “Yes, I was very ing, an in camera session surprised to say the least.” was requested, at which time “In the grand scheme Stayanovich and fellow board of things, change is always member, daughter Thea good,” said Lisa Gregorini Stayanovich, were asked to chamber president in an earleave. lier interview with the Times. “I was asked to leave, “We do have a new straalong with Thea, as there was tegic plan so, it is always a possible perceived conflict,” good for a new person to said Stayanovich. come in and take on the Much to her surprise, operational side of that.”

The fall out from Stayanovich’s dismissal lead to the resignation of five board members. “The membership is entitled to know why she was released, given that she was an integral part in the development of the strategic plan and its implementation into the community,” Pastor Shane McIntyre, who resigned from the board following the dismissal, said in an email. During her time of turmoil, Stayanovich was humbled by many words of kindness, home visits and hugs of support, but she said she is ready to move on. She said she loved her job, and was dedicated to the community, partner and members of the chamber, although one question remains. “How did we go from Chamber nominated for Chamber of the Year in May, to this?”

FROM PAGE 1 “The property tax rates are adjusted based on final assessment after city expenditures and revenue requirements are set, and further is based on how council chooses to apportion the property taxes amongst the property classes after the budget has been reviewed and approved.” Therefore the assessments have no direct impact on the budget, he added. However, there has been some “real growth” in Class 6 business/other, which will have a positive impact on the city’s finances and could potentially reduce the overall property taxes paid by residents, said Perehudoff, depending on how council apportions the final revenue requirement. Looking further afield, the uniformity of change of the various single family residences in the municipalities across the West Kootenay was indicative of what was happening in the area, said Hickson. “The narrowness in the range of change is a result of a lack of change in the market and the stability in the market,” he said. But the worst hit in the West Kootenay was the Slocan Valley where assessments were down by up to 20 per cent. Average homes in Nelson ($364,000) dipped by 3.5 per cent to $351,000, while Castlegar was down by 1.5 per cent and Grand Forks slid 4.5 per cent. The assessments took place between July 2011 through July 2012. Assessors took the characteristics of each property into consideration, including the size of the house, its age, the size of the property, its topography and view. “Those sorts of characteristics are the drivers that determine the market value of each property,” said Hickson. “And the drivers are based on what is happening in the market place with similar type housing.” Assessors determine the market value of land and improvements and enter those values on the assessment roll. For 95 per cent of all properties on the roll, assessed value is the market value as of July 1. The remaining five per cent are subject to legislative restrictions. More than 11,000 property owners in Trail, Rossland, and the surrounding municipalities and rural area can expect to receive their 2013 assessment notices in the next few days. BC Assessment produces independent property assessments on an annual basis for all property owners in the province. Operating as an independent, provincial Crown corporation, the mandate of BC Assessment is to establish and maintain uniform real property assessments throughout B.C. in accordance with the Assessment Act. If people have any concerns or they want to ensure their assessment is correct, there are online tools to compare an assessment to both other properties in the neighbourhood as well as actual sales that occurred. If a property owner is still concerned about their assessment after speaking to an appraiser, they may submit a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) by Jan. 31 for an independent review by a Property Assessment Review Panel. Visit www.bcassessment.ca for more information about the 2013 assessment roll.

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Energy export More problems Council continues 180hub proposed for Port Mann day limit for tourists

The Terrace Standard The American millionaire businessman who bought an abandoned mining town along B.C.’s northern coast with hopes of turning it into an exclusive resort now believes it has a future as an energy export hub. Krish Suthanthiran, owner of the former molybdenum mining town of Kitsault, is planning a facility of pipelines and other infrastructure for “oil, natural gas, and refined petroleum products that will travel to/from Kitsault from Alberta, as well as Northeast and Northwest British Columbia,  according to a statement on the Kitsault Resorts Ltd. website. “These products will be shipped to Asia and other high demand markets,” the statement continues. “This project is estimated to cost $20 to $30 billion. We will be working with a consortium of energy producers, governments, customers, engineering firms, investors, First Nations, and others to accomplish these goals.” Suthanthiran is to be one of the speakers at a Jan. 8 press conference in Ottawa where facility plans will be officially released. Kitsault was built in the late 1970s to house those working at a nearby molybdenum mine.

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Disposal of christmas trees - 2013 City of Trail

The City of Trail in cooperation with the J. L. Crowe High School Grad Class will be conducting a pick-up of Christmas trees throughout Trail. During the week of Monday, January 14th, to Friday January 18th, students will pick up trees where you normally put your refuse out for collection and at designated drop off areas within each neighbourhood. The trees will be transported to the McKelvey Creek Landfill site to be mulched. Students will pass through your area only once, so please ensure your tree is placed in a convenient location prior to Monday, January 14th, so students do not have to walk on private property. If your tree is missed during our pick-up, you may dispose of it yourself free of charge at the McKelvey Creek Regional Landfill Site.

By Jeff Nagel

Surrey North Delta Leader

Provincial officials have ordered more frequent de-icing of the new Port Mann Bridge after multiple accidents involving 40 vehicles jammed Highway 1 traffic early Thursday morning. Icy conditions occurred on the morning commute after heavy overnight fog – despite the bridge being sprayed with a de-icing solution at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Investment Corp. spokesman Max Logan the treatment of the salt-water brine solution should have lasted for 48 hours but proved to be “not sufficient” as ice built up between 5 and 6 a.m. Thursday morning, after crews ended their overnight patrols.

He said contractors will now be directed to apply de-icing solution at least once a day on the Port Mann. “Clearly it was not adequate,” Logan said. “We have told them they need to apply it more frequently.” It was the second major incident affecting Port Mann motorists since the bridge opened. More than 200 vehicles were hit by falling ice on toll the bridge Dec. 19. But unlike that time, tolls charged this morning aren’t being refunded because the bridge did not close Thursday. Logan said Mainroad Contracting has also been directed to use salt in addition to the brine solution on the bridge when conditions warrant.

Parksville considered dropping its controversial 180-day limit on tourist stays, but decided against it at a recent meeting. Dropping the limit was one of the first two recommendations from the new, five-member council advisory committee, but committee chair Coun. Al Greir said due to new information, the recommendation should just be received for information, rather than put to a vote. The limit was first set in 1994 to stop campgrounds from becoming permanent homes. Some Resort Row resorts were included when that area was brought into the city in 1995, explained Greir. Council discussed which properties are subject to the limits, but could not come up with a definitive list. The advisory committee said that since not all tourist accommodation properties are

subject to the limit, and it has never been enforced, it should be dropped. The 180-day limit has mostly been an issue since former mayoral candidate Rick Honaizer campaigned on it and then attempted to bring charges of conspiracy against the city, mayor, chief administrative officer “and other unknown conspirators,” for not enforcing bylaws around waterfront access and residency terms. In January 2012 Judge D. Cowling told Honaizer he was casting too wide a net, but left it open for him to return if he did more research. “This city, the CAO, the bylaw enforcement officer and you, Mr. Mayor, have not done your job,” Honaizer said during question period at the end of the meeting. Council unanimously decided to pull the agenda item rather than vote on it — in effect maintaining the status quo.

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Okanagan beach clean up hits a snag By Joe Fries

Penticton Western News

An overhaul of federal environmental legislation is just one of the problems facing officials trying to organize this year’s cleanup of nuisance weeds along some Okanagan beaches. Earlier this fall the Okanagan Basin Water Board began its annual milfoil rototilling campaign off beaches up and down the valley. Workers use specialized equipment on boats to uproot, and remove, the trouble-

some plant at about 30 popular swimming spots at a cost of $500,000 a year. While the job has been done annually for the past three decades, it wasn’t until about three years ago that the water board was required to get environmental work permits from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, explained OBWB executive director Anna Warwick Sears. However, this year’s changes to the federal Fisheries Act

mean the board will no longer require permission from the DFO because the work isn’t expected to cause serious harm to a fishery. Authorization for the milfoil program now falls to the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, which is particularly concerned about the presence of a potentially threatened mussel species at some of the sites. Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussels have been proposed for list-

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National Hunger strike continues

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Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is helped back to her teepee after greeting and welcoming supporters as they visit her on Victoria Island in Ottawa on Thursday. Spence is in her fourth week of a hunger strike calling on Harper to meet and discuss First Nations issues.

Nova Scotia

Man convicted of poking holes in condoms loses appeal THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX - Nova Scotia man convicted of sexual assault for trying to trick his girlfriend into becoming pregnant by poking holes in her condoms has lost his appeal. Craig Jaret Hutchinson of Shelburne County was given an 18-month prison sentence in December 2011 after his judge-only trial heard that he pricked his girlfriend’s condoms with a pin in 2006 so she would get pregnant and not break up with him. The Halifax-area woman became pregnant and had an abortion, but she later suffered an infection of her uterus that was treated with antibiotics. Hutchinson later filed an appeal, arguing that the Nova Scotia Supreme Court’s sen-

tence was harsh and excessive and that the woman voluntarily consented to having sex with him. “Mr. Hutchinson insists that (the woman) freely and voluntarily consented to have sexual intercourse with him and his deception over the condoms, however dastardly, was not enough to vitiate this consent,” the provincial Court of Appeal said in its 77-page ruling released Thursday. But in a 4-1 majority decision, the court said the sentence was not unfit and the trial judge was correct to conclude that the woman did not consent to having unprotected sex. “It is clear that protected sex was an essential feature of the proposed sexual act and an inseparable component of (the

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Ontario

Contract imposed on teachers THE CANADIAN PRESS tion has “no impact” on the constitutional chalTORONTO - Students across Ontario face lenge launched by unions and the government more uncertainty when they head back to class will continue to defend the law in court, she next week, after the province’s cash-strapped said. Liberals outraged unions by forcing two-year Union leaders, however, vowed to continue contracts on 126,000 public school teachers and their fight. education workers. “You cannot legislate goodwill and you canBut Education Minister Laurel not impose goodwill upon my memBroten said she will soon repeal bers,” Hammond said. “Every working the same controversial anti-strike “You will not erase the stain of person in this law that gave her government the Bill 115 by simply repealing it after province should power to impose the collective it’s been used.” agreements, which cuts benefits Both ETFO and OSSTF say their be alarmed by and freezes wages of most teachers. members have overwhelmingly the steps taken Union leaders whose members voted in favour of political protests by this minister have staged one-day strikes and cut if the government forced new conout extracurricular activities in protracts on them. The unions say they of education test of the law, wouldn’t say exactly plan to meet next week to discuss today.” what action they’d take in the weeks their next steps. Sam Hammond ahead. But they warned that it won’t The protests could include walkbe “business as usual.” outs. The unions have said that Using “unprecedented, autoteachers are also under no obligacratic” legislation to dictate contracts, then tion to resume voluntary extracurricular activpromising to repeal the anti-democratic law is a ities, even if they’re no longer in a legal strike “disgraceful misuse of government power,” said position. Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary “Collective agreements are in place and it Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. is my hope that if we remove this impediment, Labour groups across Canada are disturbed as established by others, that we will see extraby what’s unfolding in Ontario, said Hammond, curricular activities return to the schools,” whose union is the largest teacher’s federation Broten said. in the country. But any strike action will be illegal until the “They are all worried about what’s happening new contracts expire Aug. 31, 2014, she said. and will be even more so concerned with what’s The Liberals have argued that they can’t happened today,” he said. afford pay hikes for teachers because they need “Every working person in this province the money to keep classes small and roll out allshould be alarmed by the steps taken by this day kindergarten, while also battling a $14.4-bilminister of education today.” lion deficit. Broten blamed the escalating labour dispute They point to deals they reached with Catholic on the teachers’ unions, saying their leaders and francophone teachers over the summer as wouldn’t engage in meaningful contract talks. proof that they’ve negotiated agreements that ETFO left the provincial negotiating table after work for both sides. less than an hour and never returned, she said. The province also brokered a deal just before The Liberals had no option but to impose the the Dec. 31 deadline with the Canadian Union contracts after ETFO and the Ontario Secondary of Public Employees, which represents about School Teachers’ Federation of Ontario failed to 55,000 workers, including educational assistreach local agreements with school boards by ants, early childhood educators, instructors, the Dec. 31 deadline, she said. custodians, librarians and secretaries. But the legislation - which has become a But the labour fight has taken a political toll “lightning rod” - will be history once all the on the minority Liberals and self-described “educontracts are in place, Broten said. cation premier” Dalton McGuinty, who plans to “It has achieved what it was put in place to leave the top job once a new leader is chosen at do,” she added. the end of January - when the contentious bill is However, the decision to repeal the legisla- also expected to be gone.

Alberta

New plan for arenas THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Alberta’s Wildrose party has come up with a lottery scheme that it hopes will skate around the politics of funding new NHL hockey arenas in Edmonton and Calgary. The idea is to expand a digital lottery called Keno into 1,000 bars and pubs across the province and to use much of the proceeds to help pay for the new facilities. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says about $20 million per year would flow to each city, not directly to the Edmonton Oilers or Calgary Flames organizations.

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hich of the following statements is true? The United States now has a 100year supply of natural gas, thanks to the miracle of shale gas. By 2017 it will once again be the world’s biggest oil producer. By 2035 it will be entirely “energy-independent”, and free in particular from its reliance on Middle Eastern oil. Unless you’ve been dead for the past couple of years, you’ve been hearing lots of enthusiastic forecasts like this, but not one of them is true. They are generally accompanied by sweeping predictions about geopolitics that are equally misleading, at least insofar as they depend on assumptions about cheap and plentiful supplies of shale gas and other forms of “unconventional” oil and gas. For example, we are assured that the United States, no longer dependent on Arab oil, will break its habit of intervening militarily in the Middle East, since what happens there will no longer matter to Washington.  But this new era of cheap and plentiful energy from fossil fuels will also result, alas, in sky-

high greenhouse gas emissions and runaway global warming. These statements are also untrue, at least in the formulation given above, since they are based on quite mistaken assumptions. The original error, on which most of the others are based, is the belief that “fracking” – hydraulic fracturing of underground formations of shale rock to release the gas trapped within them – has fundamentally transformed the energy situation of the United States. Huge amounts are being invested in the newer shale plays like the Eagle Ford formation in Texas and the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, but the numbers just don’t add up. Production of shale gas has soared in the United States (still the home to most shale plays) in the past ten years, but it is only compensating for the decline in conventional gas production in the same period. Moreover, while the operators’ calculations assume a forty-year productive lifetime for the average shale gas well, the real number is turning out to be around five to seven years.

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That means that in the older shale plays they have to drill like crazy just to maintain current production – and since drilling is very expensive, they aren’t making a profit. As Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson told a private meeting four months ago: “We’re making no money. It’s all in the red.” They are hoping to make a profit, of course, once the gas price recovers from the ridiculous level of $2 per million BTU that it fell to in 2009, when a great many people believed this really was a miracle. $4 per million BTU would do it for most operators, and even the highest-cost ones would be making a profit at $7. But it’s clear that shale gas is no miracle that will provide ultra-cheap fossil

fuel for the next 100 years. In that case, the prediction that the United States will be the world’s biggest oil producer by 2017 is nonsense.  Even on an ultra-optimistic estimate of how much “unconventional oil” it can eventually get out of the shale formations, it will still be importing a large proportion of its oil in 2035. At the peak of U.S. oil production, in 1970, it produced 10.6 million barrels per day. It currently produces 9.6 million barrels per day, and consumes 21 million bpd. It is preposterous to argue that it can close that gap by coming up with another 11 million bpd of unconventional oil at an economically viable price. “Energy independence”, if it ever comes to the United States, is likelier to come from a combination of conservation measures (like President Obama’s regulation that will almost double the fuel efficiency of American-built cars by 2016) and an increased emphasis on renewables (wind, solar, etc.). And the whole Middle Eastern business is a red herring, because the United States does not depend heavily on Middle Eastern oil. Most US oil imports

come from the Western hemisphere (Canada, Mexico, Venezuela) or from Africa (Nigeria, Algeria, Angola). Only 15 percent of its oil comes from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait, and virtually none from anywhere else in the Gulf. Whatever America’s various wars in the region may have been about, they were not about “security of oil supply.” Which leaves the business about shale gas and oil pushing the world’s greenhouse gas emissions over the top. They can’t do that, because we are ALREADY over the top. We need only continue on our present course, without any growth in “unconventional” oil and gas production, and we will be irrevocably committed to 2 degrees C of warming (3.5 degrees F) within ten years. Within 25 years we will be committed to +4 degrees C (7 degrees F). So why are we fed a daily diet of misinformation about energy in general, and shale gas in particular? Because a lot of people have something to sell. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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Why does it take a hunger strike to bring attention to aboriginal issues?

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s First Nation groups Offer a thirsty person a continue their protests small sip of water but offer against Bill C-45, what the person next to them more, comes as a surprise to and what will they do? Refuse me is that it took so long to the water. Given the choice happen in Canada. between accepting injustice or In the lead up to Canada rejecting token offers of assistDay I noted that while other ance, humans will operate from post-colonial couna higher notion tries like Australia of fairness- and and New Zealand reject token offerhave their national ings- as a matter days marred with of protest. indigenous activism, Researchers at Canada manages to University College sail through July 1st London have conlooking like a haven ducted experiDANA of peace and calm. ments on willIt saddens me ing participants, Troy Media that the first form hooking them up of protest that has to a salty drip to gained widespread media atten- induce thirst- and then offertion in Canada is Chief Theresa ing them only a small amount Spence of Attawapiskat’s hun- of water – while telling them ger strike. others in the study have more. It saddens me not because What the study tells us is her aim at drawing atten- that humans – unlike close anition to what she describes as mal relatives like chimpanzees the ‘disrespect and shameful – have an inbuilt sense of fairtreatment’ of First Nations is ness, causing them to reject not important but because it unfair offers in a way that is fortakes a hunger strike to gain eign to other primates who take media attention to the issues. what they can get (Scientific A hunger strike is often the Report 2, at Nature.Com). last resort of someone who has So let’s look at what is tried everything else. It is trad- happening in Canada at the itionally used by those who are moment in this context. powerless. Prime Minister Stephen Those who have found other Harper has imposed two omni– more participatory avenues bus bills, Bill C-38 and Bill – to address issues within C-45, which, together, seek to government structures closed amend the Fisheries Act, the to them. To understand the Navigable Waters Protection psychology of a hunger strike Act, the National Energy Board we need to understand human Act, and provisions of the behaviour. What sets us apart new Canadian Environmental from other species is our abil- Assessment Act. ity to act in ways that are not According to an Open Letter predictable. To act in ways that to the prime minister, the seem counter intuitive to our Assembly of First Nations are personal interest to prove a united in their opposition to larger moral point. key provisions of these Bills

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which impose wide sweeping changes relating to First Nations rights over their land and resources. It is alleged the measures imposed by the Bills – without adequate consultation and accommodation of First Nations groups – are in breach of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a declaration Canada endorsed in November 2010. In another Open Letter to the Prime Minister in mid-December, Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo stated that Chief Spence will remain on hunger strike until she gains a meeting between the Crown and all Treaty Nations to discuss their respective obligations and outstanding issues. What Canadians need to remember at this time is that it is our ability to cooperate as humans that gives us the evolutionary advantage. When Idle No More calls for Canadians to join them, it may be helpful to learn that researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have found that children as young as 15 months old engage in altruistic sharing and model notions of fairness. It seems to me that the issue is not what First Nations communities have, but whether what they have is equitable and fair given the standard of living enjoyed by most Canadians. Remember, it is not about giving a sip of water when you have a glass, but of sharing what you have in a way that even a 15 month old would recognise as fair. Dana Wensley has a Ph.D. in Law from King’s College, London (England).

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seamless. To clear the backlog, Ottawa jettisoned 280,000 skilled-immigrant applications received before 2008 and reimbursed $130 million in fees, exposing itself to a class-action lawsuit. But the government now estimates skilled-worker applications will be processed within a year, not the old norm of eight years. Timeliness and convenience are crucial to attracting talent. The Conservatives have made it easier to retain foreign graduate students and white-collar skilled workers by allowing them to apply for permanent residency from within the country. Canadian work experience required to make that application has been cut in half to 12 months. Ottawa is also paving the way for skilled tradespeople to supply the needs of the resource economy. Under this new stream, a job offer in Canada

and a provincial certificate of qualification might get you in the door if you are in a soughtafter blue-collar profession an electrician or pipe-fitter, for example. Sensibly, the threshold has been lowered for language proficiency and post-secondary education in this category. Only 3,000 such applicants are being accepted for now, but the plan is to ramp up this program. The domestic labour pool cannot fix the skills shortage. Some 300,000 construction jobs will be begging to be filled over the next decade. Without importing skills, Canada’s economic development will be severely hampered and labour costs for mega-projects like Muskrat Falls in Labrador will be driven up. The government has shown both fortitude and foresight by tailoring immigration policy to the country’s growing needs.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES CORBETT, GERALD ANDREW — June 26, 1932 - Dec. 27, 2012 Gerald Andrew Corbett of Castlegar, B.C. passed away after a lengthy illness in the Kootenay Regional Hospital in Trail. After many years of employment at Cominco as a pipe fitter, he retired in 1992. Gerald was active in the community over the years and in the Castlegar and Trail seniors group where he was loved for his sense of humor and generosity. He was also a volunteer Fire Chief of the Genelle Fire Hall for a number of years. He is mourned by his children: Sally DeRosa (Howard), Martha Jack (Terry), Randy Corbett (Pearl), grandchildren Jeff, Ryan, Cody, Carrie, Steven, and great grandson Gage. He was predeceased by his wife Martha in 2001 and son, Gerald Robert in 1989. He is survived by his brothers Allan, Ron, Maurice and sister Ellen. In lieu of flowers or cards please donate to a charity of your choice. To offer condolences on line, please go to the following website www.myalternatives.ca. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Castlegar Community Complex (Selkirk Rm) on Sat. April 20, 2013 at 1 PM. *** SCHORNAGEL (NEE PROSSER), EDNA — 88 years. August 21, 1924- December 31, 2012 It is with a sad heart we announce the death of our beloved mother/wife Edna, who passed away peacefully at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Edna is survived by Tommy, the love of her life and dedicated husband of 67 years. Beloved mother of 2 Sons: Idris (Krys), Saskatoon,SK, David (Sharron) Cranbrook, BC; proud grandma of Nicole (Trevor) Thoms, Dustin (Milly), Jordan, Mike Siwy, Jodi (Brian) Gardner, Idris, great-grandma of Idris and Isaias, and a very close and dear friend Kay Kumorek, pre-

deceased by her parents Thomas and Gertrude Prosser, sisters Megan (Edgar) Hutchinson and Nan (Bill) Morgan, and survived by brother Idris, all from South Wales. Edna will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Edna met her future husband Tommy while he was in England with the army during the Second World War, and subsequently came out to Trail as a war bride in 1946. She never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future. Edna loved Canada but always had a soft spot in her heart for Wales. Edna was devoted to her family, in whose activities and accomplishments she took great pride and interest. Fondly we will remember the million pounds of cookies she indulged us with and her visits never went by without having a little money tucked into our pockets. Her generosity was always appreciated. Always happy to visit with relatives, solving crossword puzzles, knitting, playing cards and winning were her favourite pastimes. Edna maintained her quirky, loveable sense of humour until she died. Her spirit lives within each of us, forever in our hearts. Those who have a Mother, Cherish her with care, For you never know the heartache, Till you see her vacant chair. A special thank you to Dr. L. Phillips for his support, home visits, dedication, and compassion. Thank you to all the nurses and staff of the 2nd Floor, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for making Mom’s last days bearable. Your patience, care and kindness are appreciated. No Service will be held. The family invites you to a Come and Go Tea, Saturday, January 5th, 2013 660 Kipling Street, Warfield from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.

Teen fights government to legally use her given name THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Call her the girl with no name. A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means “light breeze” in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government. Like a handful of other countries, including Germany and Denmark, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named. In a country comfortable with a firm state role, most people don’t question the Personal Names Register, a list of 1,712 male names and 1,853 female names that fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules and that officials maintain will protect children from embarrassment. Parents can take from the list or apply to a special committee that has the power to say yea or nay. In Blaer’s case, her mother said she learned the name wasn’t on the register only after the priest who baptized the child later informed her he had mistakenly allowed it. “I had no idea that the name wasn’t on the list, the famous list of names that you can choose from,” said Bjork Eidsdottir, adding she knew a Blaer whose name was accepted in 1973. This time, the panel turned it down on the grounds that the word Blaer takes a masculine article, despite the fact that it was used for a female character in a novel by Iceland’s revered Nobel Prizewinning author Halldor Laxness. Given names are even more significant in tiny Iceland that in many other countries: Everyone is listed in the phone book by their first names. Surnames are based on a parent’s given name. Even the president, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, is addressed simply as Olafur. Blaer is identified as “Stulka” - or “girl” - on all her official documents, which has led to years of frustration as she has had to explain the whole story at the bank, renewing her passport and dealing with the country’s bureaucracy. Her mother is hoping that will change with her suit, the first time someone has challenged a names committee decision in court. Though the law has become more relaxed in recent years with the name Elvis permitted,

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Blaer Bjarkardottir, 15, left, and her mother, Bjork Eidsdottir, are photographed in front of a pond in Reykjavik. Blaer Bjarkardottir is bringing legal action against the Icelandic government to allow her to use her name, which is not on the list of 1,853 government-approved female names. The name means “light breeze” in Icelandic. There are 1,712 approved male names. inspired by the charismatic rock and roll icon whose name fits Icelandic guidelines - choices like Cara, Carolina, Cesil, and Christa have been rejected outright because the letter “c” is not part of Iceland’s 32-letter alphabet. “The law is pretty straightforward so in many cases it’s clearly going to be a yes or a no,” said Agusta Thorbergsdottir, the head of the committee, a panel of three people appointed by the government to a four-year term. Other cases are more subjective. “What one person finds beautiful, another person may find ugly,” she acknowledged. She pointed to “Satania” as one unacceptable case because it was deemed too close to “Satan.” The board also has veto power over people who want to change their names later in life, rejecting, for instance, middle names like Zeppelin and X. When the artist Birgir Orn Thoroddsen applied to have his name legally changed to Curver, which he had used in one form or another since age 15, he said he knew full well the committee would reject his application. “I was inspired by Prince who changed his name to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince and

Puff Daddy who changed his to P. Diddy and then Diddy with seemingly little thought or criticism,” he said. “I applied to the committee, but of course I got the ‘No’ that I expected.” On his thirtieth birthday, he bought a full-page advertisement that read, “From February 1, 2006, I hereby change my name to Curver Thoroddsen. I ask the nation, my friends and colleagues to respect my decision.” “I can understand a clause to protect children from being named something like ‘Dog poo,’ but it is strange that an adult cannot change his name to what he truly wants,” he said. Thoroddsen is keeping his protest to the media. But Eidsdottir says she is prepared to take her case all the way to the country’s Supreme Court if a court doesn’t overturn the commission decision on Jan. 25. “So many strange names have been allowed, which makes this even more frustrating because Blaer is a perfectly Icelandic name,” Eidsdottir said. “It seems like a basic human right to be able to name your child what you want, especially if it doesn’t harm your child in any way.” “And my daughter loves her name,” she added.

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Experts offer resolutions for a healthy 2013 THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - ‘Tis the season for resolutions. And many of us are already busy pledging that come Jan. 1 we will do more of some things, less of others, or stop doing still other things altogether. But what if experts made your healthrelated resolutions for you? What changes might they try to persuade you to make in your life? There is some predictable common ground, and some surprising suggestions as well. Here goes: 1. Get some exercise. It doesn’t have to be a lot - just some, and on a regular basis. With an increasing number of studies suggesting that prolonged sitting is unhealthy and that even short bursts of exercise are beneficial, it’s no wonder this was the most suggested resolution to come forward from our experts. Dr. Mike Evans, a family physician and health information advocate at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, puts it this way: “There are 24 hours in a day, and you might spend most of it caring for family, sitting at work, couch surfing, obviously sleeping and eating,” Evans says. “The evidence shows that the best thing you can do for your health is being active for half an hour each day and that, if you can do it, you can realize great health benefits.” The Canadian Cancer Society, diabetes expert Dr. Hertzel Gerstein (McMaster

- Resolve to drink less alcohol, suggests Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. “Give the money to someone else to buy food.” - Make sure your vaccinations, and those of your family, are up to date, says Dr. Bonnie Henry, medical director for communicable disease prevention at the B.C. Centre for Disease THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The Canadian Press asked a number of doctors, health organizations and public health experts to name the one health-related resolution they wish people would make for 2013. Get some exercise, tops the list. University), Dr. Perry people organize their too many folks do not Kendall, who is B.C.’s meals so that produce address how they wish chief medical officer of is the main attraction to exit this world and health, and a number and meat is more of a leave it to others to try of others asked people side dish. and figure it out,” says to make a point of getAnd the University University of Alberta ting regular but mod- of Calgary’s Dr. Norm cardiologist Dr. Paul erate exercise. Campbell, who special- Armstrong. “It doesn’t have izes in the treatment 4. Learn to manage to be extreme,” says of high blood pres- stress levels. Dr. Michael Gardam, sure, wishes Canadians “Decrease stress an infectious diseases would push the federal by not overcommitexpert at Toronto’s government to put ting yourself and University Health consumers’ interests finding the right balNetwork, who suggests over those of the food ance between work starting slow and grad- industry. and leisure,” says Dr. ually building up your 3. Make the tough Jean-Pierre Chanoine, endurance. decisions - and let head of the endocrin“A lot of people go your family know ology and diabetes crazy in the new year about them. unit at B.C. Children’s and ultimately fail Perhaps the recent Hospital in Vancouver. because they start too Supreme Court of People should recfast and try to do too Canada hearing on the ognize sooner when much.” Hassan Rasouli case, their stress level is 2. Choose better which centres on end- unsustainable, Chow foods - and tell your of-life decisions, put says, and ask earlier government you want some of our experts “Do I really need to do their help to do so. in a pensive mood. this (or) take responSeveral of our But several suggested sibility for this by experts suggested vari- Canadians should myself? The answer is ations on this theme. give serious thought usually No!” The Heart and Stroke to the degree of med5. There was no Foundation would like ical intervention they clear-cut fifth resolupeople to resolve to eat want when their time tion, but we did get five to 10 portions of comes. a bunch of interestvegetables and fruit a “Without being ing individual suggesday for a heart-healthy too macabre, I think tions. Here are some: 2013. Dr. Tiffany Chow, a senior clinicianscientist at Baycrest Health Sciences’ Ross Memory Clinic in Toronto, suggests After 22 years providing professional accounting services in the West Kootenay, I have West Kootenay Infant decided to retire. Development Program

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Consuming to live We have so much to be thankful for. So much abundance in our lives, in our communities, in our society. So much food, so much water, so much beauty, so much to choose from, so many bewildering choices. Want to pick up a laptop or a tablet, a tv or a t-shirt? Select a hair style, a tattoo, a meal, a philosophy, an environmental theory of potential outcomes? Dip into a mode of music, choose something unique from the shelves? It’s all out there. You can spend as much of your life sifting, selecting, discerning, rejecting as you choose. We call it consuming. I sometimes wonder if there’s a department of irony in charge of inventing terms for what we do. Consuming. Certainly navigating ones way through the sea of goods and services and information and recreation around us can be all consuming. All consumptive. It’s so ingrained in us it seems a natural extension of a natural law. The larger consumes the smaller, the strong survive, the meek inherit – meekness. We are what we have, what we inhabit, what we own, what we control. The sum of anyone can be seen in what they wear, in the art they embed into themselves, in the stuff they are surrounded by. We have moved from a society consumed with ‘what you do’ to one consumed by ‘what you have.’ It’s a natural progression/regression/eggression. We consume to live. It’s in our nature, and it seems to be in our nature to be consumed by our

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need to consume. A couple of thousand years ago a wise and loving teacher asked the people around him why they were so consumed with consumption. “Why do you worry so much about what you eat or drink or wear?” He asked, “do not the birds of the air have enough? Are not the lilies of the fields dressed in finery greater than anything Solomon ever had? If they are so blessed, how could you not be?” “Give yourselves a break, know yourselves to be beloved, blooming where you are planted, worthy of enough, and know there is enough. Enough food, enough water, enough shelter, enough clothing, enough and more than enough to go around. Take a moment to consider all you might do and be and become with one another. Dream large and then live the dream God has always dreamt for you.” You are not, nor were you ever meant to be, defined by your needs and your consumption. You are not, nor were you ever meant to be, consumed by your needs and your consumption. You were meant for so much more than this. In you lie the seeds of greatness, in you lie the dreams of God. For that, let us be truly thankful. Keith Simmonds, diaconal minister Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge (Beaver Valley, Rossland, Salmo and Trail BC)

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n the twelfth day of Christmas, some men arrived to see, a baby on his mother’s knee. While we know very little about these men, they are compelling characters that have captured the Christian imagination. They appear only in the Gospel of Matthew, where we read that some men from the East followed a star until they found the Christ child. They worshipped him, and presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. From Matthew’s account, the men became the stuff of legend. As early as the 2nd century, the men were a trio. By the 3rd century, the trio was a popular subject of art. louise By the 5th century, the magi had become kings named Balthassar, Everyday Theology Melchior, and Gaspar. The men have been called “kings”, “wise men”, “sages”, and “magi”. The word that Matthew originally used was “magos.” Magos is a specific term that refers to a Zoroastrian priest. Zoroastrianism is the oldest monotheistic religion in the world. It was the religion of the Persian Empire under King Cyrus, who the Hebrew Scriptures mention favorably. Cyrus liberated the exiled Jews from Babylonian captivity, and rebuilt the Jewish temple. An overlap of religious ideas between Zoroastrianism and the Judeo-Christian tradition strongly suggests that 500 years before the birth of Jesus, Jewish and Zoroastrians were engaged in interfaith dialogue. By the time Jesus was born, Zoroastrian communities were a strong and influential presence throughout the Middle East. It is possible that the magi were Zoroastrian priests who were familiar with the Jewish messianic scriptures. Over the centuries, homilists have consistently seen the magi as examples of conversion, and as witnesses to the Christian faith. They are examples of seekers of the truth, perseverance in faith, and trust in God. Pope Leo the Great, writing in the 5th century, compared their physical journey to a spiritual journey; “the star attracted their eyes, but the rays of truth also penetrated their hearts.” I think that the magi bear today’s world another important message. The magi sought, encountered, and accepted God’s revelation outside of their own religious system, and cultural experience. Matthew’s magi represent the principles of dialogue, tolerance, and acceptance. These are principles that improve our personal relationships. These are principles that bring greater harmony to the world, and are especially needed in the Middle East, the region where the magi travelled, and where the Christ, the prince of peace, was born. My reading of Matthew’s account is not in keeping with the purposes of his infancy narratives. In his stories of the birth of Jesus, Matthew wants to show that Jesus fulfills the Jewish messianic prophecies, that his birth is universally important, and that he has authority over men. Still, as part of the living word of God, the magi reach across time, continuing to speak with relevance. Their generous spirit of openness and acceptance is a compelling example for all people of goodwill. In a world plagued with various forms of intolerance, the magi are symbols of those noble principles that foster harmonious relationships among individuals and nations. Trail, BC resident Louise McEwan has a background in education and catechesis, and degrees in English and Theology. She blogs at www.faithcolouredglasses.blogspot.com.

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REGIONAL Kimberley accordion festival canceled after 39-year run

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A very successful four-week food drive at Teck’s Trail operations netted a whopping 2036 lbs. of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. USW Local 480 Safety Chair Gord Menelaws and Inspiring Wellness Coordinator Megan Olson delivered the food to Marianne Leschiutta at the food bank.

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It has always been the granddaddy of Kimberley festivals. It was the first, and for many, the face of Kimberley, an institution. It’s the Kimberley International Accordion Championships, and the new year begins with the news that there will not be a KIOTAC in July of 2013, nor will there be one again. “It is with a heavy heart, that we the Executive Committee, make this announcement today,” wrote Jeany Irvin, Chair of the KIOTAC Committee in a letter to patrons, accordionists, volunteers and Kimberley Mayor and Council. “The Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championships will not continue its long history as an event.  After a number of years of increasing costs and falling revenues, it has become apparent that the event is no longer economically sustainable.  After 39 years it is quite appar-

ent that attempting to host an exemplary and meaningful event would be a detraction from the many years of success that the event has entertained.” “It’s a loss,” said Mayor Ron McRae. “It’s been 39 years of a major event, a huge accomplishment for all the volunteers who supported it. “It could be a reflection of a changing economy, not just with Kimberley, but in general terms, and changing demographics. “Those who have attended and supported KIOTAC in the past are aging. “It’s really unfortunate and there will be an economic effect. We’ll feel it. Most of the organizers had such a long history with the event and I’m sure it was a difficult decision, one not made lightly.” “It was awful,” Irvin said. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but we’d rather go out on top than fall on our face. It’s been a good run.”

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks may be flying on the ice, but the Trail Roadrunners’ Special Olympic floor hockey team was able to slow them down on the hard court as the Roadrunners downed the Hawks 10-9 in an exciting overtime win at the Trail Middle School last month.

BY TIMES STAFF Two Kootenay Midget Ice forwards were invited to skate in the BC Major Midget all-star showcase this month in Langley. The league announced that Brandon Sookro and Nolan Percival will be in the mix when the best 15 to 17-year-old players in the province get together on Jan. 18 for the annual game. Sookro is in his second year with the Ice and is the team’s captain. The South Slocan native and former Nelson Minor Hockey standout leads the Ice in scoring this season with 10 goals and eight assists. Percival is in his rookie major midget season and the center has already made an impact. He has scored four goals and added five assists. The five-foot-seven-inch speedster also played in the Nelson Minor Hockey system. The Ice have a 3-19-2 record in BCMML play, but are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Their team is rife with many first year players who are just reaching their stride as they enter the New Year. The return of veterans Greyson Reitmeier and Brandon Smith from injuries also bodes well for the Ice who are set to play a pair of games against the Thompson-Okanagan Blazers next weekend in Chase.

Nitehawks rising in Murdoch division Giant midgets take BY JIM BAILEY

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks ended 2012 on a high note with a dramatic 7-5 win over Nelson New Years Eve, and look to keep the party going in 2013. Last week the Hawks skated to a 6-3 win and 2-2 tie with Castlegar in a homeand-home series Friday and Saturday, before completing a thrilling comeback against Nelson in their Monday matinee to take five of six points from the two Neil Murdoch division leaders. The Hawks trailed 3-0 after the first period, and 4-2 heading into the third before storming back with five goals in the final frame to move within four points of the division leading Leafs. “We’re happy where we are right now, it was a really nice win in Nelson for sure,” said Nitehawk coach and GM Terry Jones. “Especially in their rink, as soon as something goes downhill you expect it to keep going downhill. We’ve had some big losses there so it’s nice to turn that around.” This weekend the Hawks play a home-and-home starting in Kimberley tonight against the Dynamiters, before taking on the Revelstoke Grizzlies at home on Sunday. The Nitehawks will also get an offensive injection Saturday as they welcome the return of Ryan Edwards, who

was suspended for 30 days by is part of it. All of our defenthe Trail Smoke Eaters for sive core is healthy, and you leaving the team. start believing and start playWith the addition of ing those close games and Edwards to the lineup the all of a sudden your team Nitehawks should be brim- develops that confidence.” ming with confidence headYoung players like ing into the final 15 games of Connor Brown-Maloski, 16, the season, however, and Kurt Black, 17, Jones is the first have stepped up to to recognize that help fill much of the Edwards’ presence offensive void, and alone doesn’t come the Nitehawks are with any guarantees. looking more and “With Eddy commore like contenders ing back, it doesn’t for another KIJHL mean that you’re crown. going to win games Taylor Stafford is by showing up, you also quietly roundstill have to earn ing out a good seaTAYLOR your win every son as he notched his STAFFORD night.” 30th point with three The 7-5 victory assists and a first star over Nelson was just the nod against Nelson Monday. second win for the Nitehawks “It’s been really nice,” says over the Leafs this season, Jones. “I think our youngwho have beaten B.V. four er guys have really started times including a 12-0 drub- to develop and we’ve been bing back on Nov. 1. getting really good performA month ago the Hawks ances out of them and our sat 10 points back of the goaltending has been solid, Leafs, but thanks to a 9-1-1 so its all starting to come record in December, a sur- together.” ging Nitehawks team is now Travis Beekhuizen has two points back of the Rebels proven to be a dependable and just four points behind backup to Zach Perehudoff; Nelson. the Calgary native stopped The turning point for the 35 of 40 shots for the victory team was a result of a num- against the Leafs. ber of factors, says Jones. The Dynamiters meanThe team is now relatively while are in third place in healthy and the resurgence the Eddie Mountain division, of Dallas Calvin coupled with with 41 points and a 20-17-0the return of Dan Holland 1 record, trailing Golden and has paid nothing but scoring Fernie tied with 49 points. dividends for the Hawks. Three wins on the week“Just getting guys healthy end could mean some def-

inite movement up in the Neil Murdoch division for the Hawks, as Nelson and Castlegar play each other on Sunday. However, the team will have to play like they did in the third period against Nelson rather than the first when they were outshot 18-7. “I was disappointed in the first period,” said Jones. “It was a real lacklustre start to the game and I just didn’t like our effort as a whole group, but we really turned it around.” Down 4-2, the Nitehawks came out flying in the third. Black scored twice and Calvin once in just over a minute span to take a 5-4 lead at the 18:37 mark to spark the comeback. Michael Bell then notched what proved to be the winner while shorthanded with 12 minutes remaining. Seth Schmidt brought the Leafs to within one at 10:56, but Calvin iced it with another shorthanded effort into an empty net with 10 seconds remaining. Calvin had another strong performance with two goals and two assists to give him 42 points on the season, while Archie McKinnon also pitched in with three helpers. Saturday night’s game against Kimberley goes at the Beaver Valley Arena at 7:30 p.m., and the puck drops against the Revelstoke Grizzlies Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Mac’s tournament

BY TIMES STAFF For the second time in four years the BC Major Midget League’s Vancouver North West Giants won the Mac’s Midget AAA Hockey Tournament in Calgary with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Giants went undefeated through the tournament winning all seven games on their way to the championship. The Jr. Hurricanes led 2-1 in the second frame, however, with one minute remaining in the game, the Giants pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker and Brandon Del Grosso was able to score with 12 seconds left on the clock to force overtime. After a scoreless first overtime period, the Giants’ Jackson Cressey slid the puck past the Hurricane goalie with 14 minutes remaining in the

second OT for the victory. Anthony Conti was named the game star for the Giants. In addition, the Prince George Cougar’s Brad Morrison and Liam Blackburn were named to the Mac’s first All-Star Team, and Eric Margo from the Giants was named to the second All-Star Team. The team went a perfect 4-0 in the round robin, before beating Red Deer 8-5 in the quarter final and Pirati Chomutov from the Czech Republic 4-2 in the semifinal. The Mac’s Midget AAA Hockey Tournament is a prestigious ice hockey tournament held annually for midget aged players in Calgary. The tournament features 25 male and 15 female teams from across Canada, the United States, and Europe. The Giants lead the BCMML with a 20-2-2 record.

FOR THE RECORD In the Jan. 2 Trail Times, Trent McIntyre was mistakenly identified as Nick McIntyre. It was Trent who kindly donated the ‘61 Smokies commemorative article to the City of Trail.


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Curling classic on tap U.S. humbles Team Canada

CURL BC - It’s world-class curling right on your doorstep and tickets are still available. Canada’s top curlers take on the world when the WFG Continental Cup comes to Penticton from Jan. 10-13. BC is represented by former Olympian Kelley Law, who will captain team North America in the Ryder-

Cup-style competition at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Alberta’s curlers will be out in full force too, including the current Canadian champion, Heather Nedohin. Nedohin, who has close BC ties because she was born in Fort St John and is coached by Salmon Arm’s Darryl Horne, will

face opponents from around the world, but she will not be alone. She will be joined by curlers from five other teams, including Kevin Martin’s Alberta rink, Glenn Howard’s Ontario rink, Jennifer Jones’s Manitoba rink and two U.S. teams – skipped by Heath McCormick of Sarnia, Ontario, and Allison Pottinger of St. Paul, Minnesota.

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edged the hosts 3-2 in a shootout in the other semifinal. Canada must find solace in extending its run of medals in this tournament to 15 consecutive years. “We’ve got to come home with a medal,” captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. “It’s not the one we want to come home with, but we’ve got to do it for our country.” Canada beat both the U.S. and Russia en route to finishing first in its pool at 4-0 and earning the bye to the semifinal. But for the second straight year, Canada failed to parlay the bye into a berth in the gold-medal game because of a semifinal loss. “For it to happen again, it’s pretty heartbreaking,” said second-year forward Mark Scheifele. The International Ice

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Hockey Federation is doing away with the bye starting in 2014, so the tournament will feature four quarter-finals instead of two. Playing a quarter-final doesn’t seem to be an impediment to gold. Three of the last five champions played a quarter-final and the U.S. could do that this year too. So while the Americans flexed their goal-scoring muscles in a 7-0 win over the Czech Republic in Wednesday’s quarter-final, the Canadians vowed after their practice the same day they couldn’t have a slow start Thursday. They then went out and did just that. The firepower that Canada purportedly had up front did not fire. Canada has won gold in this tournament 15 times, but will play for bronze on Saturday.

NHL counts on fan capitulation

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t’s fair to say the NHL lockout feels like a disaster to many. Know for whom it doesn’t, the owners. Some are saving a lot of money just by not playing and all are going to get concessions from the NHLPA that will make them more profitable going forward. Along with the base negotiaDAVE tions are talks on expanding the playoffs, and the league, is short order, meaning more late spring/ early summer drama and income for the teams (owners) involved. Four more playoff teams means four more rinks that will have added revenues. The fact that two thirds of the teams in the league making the playoff round means an interminable regular season is even less meaningful than it already is means little to the business pros that operate the franchises. A fairly rapid expansion into Quebec City and Seattle, two cities already working on arenas, could bring in up to half a billion in entry fees for the current owners to share. It all looks good to almost all those owners and Bettman needs only eight votes from among

the group to keep his job if he wants to - for one basic reason. The owners are highly confident that the fans - you know, the people whose money they are trying to divide up - will flock back to the rinks, and the souvenir booths and their hockey night couch positions, in very large numbers and spend large numbers of dollars for the privilege. They believe that what they are doing will not damage their support in any significant way and the money will come rolling in as soon as they roll out whatever rosters they feel like paying wages to. Never mind that there are still several NHL host buildings to which tickets are almost given away, or that two more teams will further water down a diluted talent pool. They believe, as strongly as American Republicans believe, poor people live too well and rich people live too poorly, that fan pockets are just there for the emptying - that they have a right to depend on the enthusiasm of hockey folks for their enrichment. They believe, just the way they believe they own fans in their neighbourhoods in total, that all they need to have the right to extract our money is to be present. I wish I could say they are wrong. •This BCHL month is a critical time for teams looking for playoff spots. For the Smoke Eaters, given the shortened season this year, it is make or break period. Trail will hit the ice tonight standing fifth in the division and only fourth from bottom in the league, albeit still in contention for post season play. After tonight, the Smokies have six straight games against division foes. The good thing is the club appears to have the talent to beat anyone in the league. The less good thing is they haven’t always stepped up of late against teams they absolutely should beat. Fewer than five wins for Trail before they head out for a mainland road trip (seven games, including four at home) could be all she wrote for their playoff hopes. Here’s hoping the club’s players and coaches are ready at game time, every game time, the rest of the way. Lots of entertainment in the comeback games and overtime wins, but I am sure fans would not mind going home happy, rather than sometimes as relieved as happy, from games at Cominco Arena for the rest of the season.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS UFA, Russia - An NHL lockout has helped lift Canada to gold at past world junior hockey championships. But not this time. Canada dominated en route to gold in 1995 and 2005 when the NHL also locked out its players. Another labour stoppage this year, meant coach Steve Spott had most of the country’s top 19-year-old talent available to him, minus a forward and defenceman injured before the tournament. But bronze is the best this Canadian team can do after a 5-1 loss to the United States in Thursday’s semifinal. The Americans and defending champion Sweden will play for gold, while Canada takes on Russia for bronze Saturday in Ufa. The Swedes

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Kootenay Conference Eddie Mountain Division GP W L T OL Pt Fernie 36 23 10 1 2 49 Golden 37 23 11 1 2 49 Kimberley 39 20 18 0 1 41 Creston 36 12 19 0 5 29 Columb 36 12 20 0 4 28 Neil Murdoch Division GP W L T OL Pt Nelson 36 25 8 2 1 53 Castlegar 37 22 8 6 1 51 B.V. 37 23 11 2 1 49 Spokane 36 12 17 2 1 27 Gr Forks 35 5 28 0 2 12 Okanagan/Shushwap Conference Doug Birks Division GP W L T OL Pt Sicamous 32 21 5 2 4 48 N.Okagn 35 21 11 1 2 45 Revelstk 32 16 12 3 1 36 Kamloops 37 13 18 2 4 32 Chase 36 8 24 3 1 20 Okanagan Division GP W L T OL Pt Princeton 34 22 11 0 1 45 Kelowna 35 21 13 1 0 43

Sunday’s games Powell River at Victoria, 1 p.m. Cowichan at Langley, 2 p.m. Prince George at Nanaimo, 3 p.m.

Osoyoos 37 20 14 0 3 43 Sumrland 35 16 16 1 2 35 Penticton 36 8 25 1 2 19 Tonight’s Games Beaver Valley at Kimberley 7 p.m. Saturday Games Kimberley at B.V., 7:30 p.m. Sunday Revelstoke at B.V., 2 p.m. BCHL Friday’s games Coquitlam at Chilliwack, 7 p.m. Vernon at Salmon Arm, 7 p.m. Cowichan Valley at West Kelowna, 7 p.m. Nanaimo at Victoria, 7:15 p.m. Surrey at Trail, 7:30 p.m. Penticton at Merritt, 7:30 p.m. Prince George at Powell River, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Surrey at Penticton, 5 p.m. Cowichan at Salm Arm, 7 p.m. Powell R. at Nanaimo, 7 p.m. Prince George at Alberni 7 p.m. Langley at Chilliwack, 7 p.m. W. Kelowna at Vernon, 7 p.m. Trail at Merritt, 7:30 p.m.

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Western Hockey League Today’s Games Moose Jaw at Calgary, 7 p.m. Spokane at Everett, 7:35 p.m. Seattle at Kamloops, 7 p.m. S. Current at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Pr. George, 7 p.m. Van. at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Med. Hat at Regina, 7 p.m. Pr. Albert at Sask., 7:05 p.m. Tri-City at Victoria, 7:05 p.m. Saturday Medicine Hat at Brandon, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Everett at Portland, 7 p.m. Regina at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Prince George, 7 p.m. Moose Jaw at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Spokane at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. Tri-City at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.

Hit the ice with the Hawks Come Skate with the Nitehawks on Jan. 11 from 6-7:45 p.m. Player photo will be available for autographs. Kids Time with Pucks and Sticks will be on Friday mornings from 10-11 a.m. for a loonie, Jan.18 and 25 is from 11:3012:30 p.m. Bring your pre-school child skating at the Beaver Valley Arena for some practice with a puck and a stick. Nets and pucks are provided; however children must wear a helmet and bring their own stick. Regular public skating will take place also, but just be aware there could be pucks shooting around. Chito-Ryu Karate, instructed by Sensei Scott Hutcheson, is on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Elementary School Gym starting Jan. 14 from 4-5 p.m. Cost is $50/month, eight classes, or $90 per semester, 17 classes. Saturday classes are at the Fruitvale Hall starting Jan.12 at 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $75 for youth and $115 for adult for the 14 classes. There is also a $42 association fee Karate BC and BC Chito Kai to cover insurance for one year. The instructor is a registered certified Black Belt with NCCP coaching and a member of KarateBC and SportBC. Hot Shots Hockey,

instructed by Derek Waterstreet and Nitehawk players, is for children ages four to six. Participants will need full hockey gear. This program is run by experienced hockey coaches and players and will give your son/daughter the opportunity to get the feel for the game. This program is on Tuesdays starting Jan. 15-Feb.26 from 4:305:15 pm. Cost is $40. Tai Chi Yang Style, instructed by April Biscaro and Phyllis Lind, runs Tuesdays at the Montrose Hall starting Jan. 15-Mar.5 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. for beginners, must have taken beginners part 1 first, $25, or Long Form from 10:30-11:45 a.m., short form completed first, ($3 drop in. Payment can be given to the instructor.

Zumba Gold, instructed by April Haws, is a fitness program designed to take exciting Latin and international dance rhythms created in the original ZUMBA Program and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant, and the other special populations that may need modifications for success. Classes run on Wednesdays Jan.16Feb.27 from 8:20-9:20 a.m. at the Montrose Hall and Thursdays Jan.17-Feb. 28 from 2-3 p.m. at the Fruitvale Hall. Cost is $53 for seven classes, $95 for two days per week for seven weeks, or buy personalized punch passes. To pre-register for the above programs, please call Kelly at 367-9319.

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Personalizes training sessions Start off mornings with Yoga classes at Memorial Centre It’s New Year’s resolution season and it’s time to improve your fitness and health. How about a personal training session? Get on track with a successful fitness program that can be designed according to your specific needs and goals. This is a fantastic way to get motivated and reach your true fitness potential. For the month of January, if you book a session with a personal trainer, you will be entered into a draw to win a free personal training session. To book a trainer, call our front desk at 364-0888. Don’t miss out on this fantastic promotion. We have two new Yoga classes starting this month. Jana Roy is a certified instructor new to the area, and she will be teaching classes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Tuesday’s is Gentle Hatha Yoga, a basic class excellent for beginners. Wednesday’s is the Morning Flow class which is simple yet challenging, suitable for all levels. Both are a great way to start your day. Our new Evening Squash program starts Jan. 14 to Mar. 18 at the Trail Memorial Centre squash courts. Once per week you will be scheduled to play with various other players in a game setting, either Monday or Wednesday

free environment. We will look into the influences of media, the importance of a healthy diet, confidence building, and much more with the support of your peers around you. Lots of theater games, team building activities, snacks, DIY crafts and tons of fun. These classes will happen on Tuesday’s from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. starting Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 with instructor Richele Wright. Girls Softball Development Program for ages 8 to 14 will be starting up again Jan. 13 to Apr. 7, Sunday’s from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Willi Krause Fieldhouse. Coaches from Thunder Fastpitch will be delivering training in a positive, structured environment designed to provide girls with a good and balanced learning situation and the opportunity to become better ball players. All aspects of the game will be reviewed and taught to all levels. Concentration will be on the basics of any ball program, with emphasis on throwing, catching, running and batting mechanics, and progress to more advanced skills. Fitness classes start up again the week of Jan. 7. Check out all our classes: Boomer Fit, 30-Minute Circuit, Mom and Baby Fitness Class, Core Strength, Boot Camp, Total Body Blast, Teen Get Fit, and our Group Gym Training programs for both ladies and seniors. To register, or for more information about these programs, call Trail Parks and Recreation at 368-6484, or the Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.

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between 4:45 and 7 p.m. for a 45 minute game. The program is designed to get more people out playing squash and meeting new people to play with. Come out and join us for some organized squash. We also have Beginner Squash Workshops with experienced squash players who will teach the basic techniques of squash and how the game is played. A great way for beginners to start playing with some instruction. The workshops will be held on Jan. 31, and Feb. 28, Thursday from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Discover Dance is a new dance program for kids ages three to six. Children can try dance in all its many forms. Learn the basics of ballet, jazz, modern, and tumbling. This program is aimed to help with the development of coordination, flexibility, balance and strength while promoting overall physical fitness in a fun, creative and exciting atmosphere. A great introduction to the world of dance. Group 1 is for ages three to four, and runs Tuesday’s from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Group 2 is for ages five to six and runs Tuesday’s from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Both at the Trail Memorial Centre McIntyre Room with instructor Michele Wright.  Stand Strong is a new program for girls ages 10 to 13. Stand Strong is a positive place where girls can open up to share their accomplishments, their struggles, their goals and, most importantly, who they are, in a judgment

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in a tough spot. I should also mention that in the past three months, my sister died, my children left for college, and I had to move my mother into a senior center and sell her house. I do not hate my sister-in-law, but clearly, I have other priorities at this time. I realize I cannot control her behavior, only my own. So, any advice for me? -- Trying To Fly Under the Radar Dear Trying: We don’t believe there is a “right” approach to Nina. She is simply looking for reasons to respond negatively to you. Let your husband deal with his sister. Be as polite and pleasant

dessert. My question is this: When we are entertaining other people’s children and one of them says to me, “I don’t like that,” is it OK for me to say, “The appropriate response is ‘No, thank you.’” And can I say that telling the hostess you don’t like her food is considered rude? Am I blowing this out of proportion? -- Midwest Cook Dear Midwest: These are things the parents should be teaching their children, but obviously, they are sleeping on the job. If the parents are not present, you may educate the children. If the children are your relatives, you may also correct them, provided the parents do not object. However, if they are other people’s children and the parents are present, you may say the first part, but not the rest. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Curled,” whose ex-husband barely sees his older kids

now that he’s remarried and has a baby. I would highly recommend that the writer and any couples with similar issues look at family mediation programs. Many are lowcost or free. The presence of an unbiased

mediator gives parents the chance to explain their perspectives while ensuring that the conversation is productive, centered on the needs of the children, and directed toward visitation and custody solutions. In addition,

mediation can also allow parents an opportunity to understand how their behavior may be affecting the children. She can call her local family court to learn more. -- Las Vegas

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Dear Annie: My sister-in-law, “Nina,” is my husband’s only sibling. She is divorced with grown children. Nina appears to be sweet to most people, but she can get pretty ugly, especially when she drinks. She has ruined more than one occasion with her offensive outbursts, often directed at members of my family. She says these horrid things in front of my children, which makes them uncomfortable. Nina frequently pops in at our home, so I make polite chitchat and then proceed to go about what I was doing and let her visit with my husband. I don’t want to prevent him from having a relationship with his sister. Apparently, this is the wrong approach, because Nina now tells my husband she “has no idea what she ever did to me” and doesn’t understand why I “hate” her. He sticks up for me, but it puts him

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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You will have to compromise more than usual. Nothing wrong with that. It’s far easier to get along with people than not, right? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Restrain from being critical of others today. This is good day to clean your medicine cabinet, shop for personal hygiene and homecare items. Get reorganized in the little things. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a playful, flirtatious day. Try to set some time aside for a little fun, or you will feel cheated. Sports, movies, flirtations and mini holidays would be great choices. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’ll enjoy time off by yourself today if you can swing it. If you could cocoon at home with a little junk food, it will make your day.

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You need some pleasant, relaxing time. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’re open to candid discussions with others today, especially siblings and neighbors. You sense things at a gut level and might want to get something off your chest. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might be surprised at how much you identify with what you own today. That’s why you’re not keen to lend anybody anything. That’s OK. Don’t go overboard shopping. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might find yourself being more emotional talking to others today. Don’t worry; it’s not a big deal. It’s just a little hard to be objective today, that’s all. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will appeal to you today. By nature you’re

secretive, and today it looks like you’ve got a secret to protect. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might feel protective toward a friend today or someone in a group. In fact, you might even feel jealous if this person pays more attention to someone else. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Details of your private life will be public for some rea-

son today. Just be aware of that, and think twice before you reveal anything to anyone. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Today you have a strong urge to break with your daily routine and do something different. Well, if you can do this, do it. Take a different route to or from work. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It might be difficult to

decide how to deal with shared possessions or inheritances today because you feel too emotional. Postpone these discussions for another day. YOU BORN TODAY You are philosophically inquiring. You look for the meaning behind trends in history and society. You also have an urge to identify or prove things. You’re idealistic and practical. You’re courageous and willing to take a stance

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY REGIONAL DISTRICT OF KOOTENAY BOUNDARY Trail Administration Office

Vacation & Sick Relief (Finance) The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is a local government providing a diverse range of regional and local services to a constituency of 31,000 residents within an area of 8,300-sq. km. in south central British Columbia. If you are an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with exceptional accounting, communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills, then this opportunity is for you!

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Payroll Administration / Accounting We require a highly-proficient, detail-oriented individual with solid experience in payroll and benefits administration and various accounting duties. Along with accounting experience, you must be accurate, at ease with computers, personable, flexible and professional. This is a permanent, part-time position. You will perform duties for our General Motors and Hyundai dealerships and our collision centre. As our businesses grow further, there is opportunity for additional work and advancement. Please send your cover letter and resume, with references, to:

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Automotive Service Technician Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC has an immediate opening for a Certified Automotive Technician. We are a leader in automotive repair and service and we’re looking to hire and retain the very best. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment. We’re a family-owned and operated General Motors dealership with over 20 years of experience providing uncompromising service to our customers, and we’re looking for someone who shares our philosophy and work ethic. Come be a part of our team. General Motors experience is considered an asset, but is not essential. However, you must have your own tools and safety boots. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Mitch Rinas, Controller Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email: mitch@kalawsky.com

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MISSING FROM a wonderful home on Dec.22. Buckie the black and white tuxedo cat has a distinctive shortened tail with a kink in it. He is missing from the Trail Gyro Park area. If seen or if you are keeping him safe, please call 250-364-3481 or 250-231-7308.

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ROSSLAND, 2BDRM., parking, laundry, np, ns $610./mo. Avail. Feb.1st. 250-362-5893 SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. 1bth. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. Jan.1st. 250-368-3055 TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WANETA MANOR 2bdrm., NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423 WARFIELD, 1BD. F/S. Coin laundry, storage. Secure bldg. $625. util.incl. 250-367-2154

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Real Estate SOUTH CASTLEGAR, $159,000: Cozy, renovated, 2bdr house, large lot, f/s, w/d, woodstove/electric, carport, deck, 24hrs to view. *MORTGAGES - GOOD OR BAD CREDIT: Purchases/Renances, 100% Financing, Debt consolidations, Construction, renos, Private Funds. Rates as low as 2.20% oac. Call Krista, 2652SQ.FT. EXECUTIVE HOME: Overlooking the Columbia River on a quiet street in Castlegar. Priced to sell at $349,000. BRAND NEW RIVERVIEW HOUSE: Granite, timber, cedar, WINTER SPECIAL $299,000. , ESTATE SALE: Cozy 4 bdr, 2 bath, Panabode home on approximately 1 acre in Kaslo, excellent condition, very clean and sound, 2 sunrooms, 2 pellet stoves, main oor laundry, paved driveway, walk out basement, $219,000. FSBO, 2BDR 1.5 BATH, ON HALF ACRE, WINLAW: Near all amenities, for more info

Rentals ROBSON (CASTLEGAR) RIVER FRONT: 1 bdr, semi-furnished private suite, $650/mo. utilities included. WEST TRAIL APARTMENTS: 1bdr & 2bdr, ns, shared laundry, newly renovated, rent negotiable. 1 BDR NEWLY RENOVATED: Riverfront, basement suite, downtown Castlegar, f/s, w/d, dw, ns/np, $700/mo. +utilities (or furnished & serviced, $1600/mo.), available Mar. 1. Stacey

1 BDR WITH DEN: Lots of light in quiet house, laundry/utilities included, South-end, Castlegar, $650/mo. 1BDR BASEMENT APARTMENT, CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, available Feb. 1, $550/ mo. utilities included. 1BDR COMFORTABLE SHOREACRES COTTAGE: Suitable for 1 person, ns/np, available immediately, $550/mo. +utilities. 2 BDR GROUND FLOOR, TRAIL: Updated, quiet, $650/mo. +utilities, Seniors Discount, close to downtown. 2 BDR WALKOUT BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: 1 yr old, 5 appliances, galley maple kitchen, laminate throughout, $900/ mo. +utilities. Jan. 15 or Feb. 1, ns/np, references required.

For Sale By Owner 2-3 BDR HOUSE,YMIR: F/s, w/d, dw, wood/electric heat, hi-speed/satTV, Feb.1, $800/mo.+utilities. 2BDR BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: W/d, np, references, $650/mo. +utilities. 2ND AVE, TRAIL: 1bdr suite, ns, quiet working adult, laundry, garage, utilities included, available now, $750/mo. 3 BDR HOUSE: On 2nd, Trail, close to Gyro, available Jan. 1st, ns, $800/mo.+negotiable. 3 BDR ROSSLAND HOME: All appliances, replace, enclosed garage, $950/mo. 3BDR MOBILE, KRESTOVA: On acreage, wood & electric, w/d, ns/np. 3BDR TOWNHOUSE, GLENMERRY: Clean, appliances, furnished, laminate oors, carport, rec room, municipal parking in rear, $1000/mo. +utilities. 6 MILE, NORTH SHORE, NELSON: 2 bdr, for mature adults, ns/np, $900/mo. +utilities, references. BACHELOR SUITE IN BALFOUR: All utilities included $600/mo. BEAUTIFUL 4BDR, THRUMS: Acreage, 2.5 baths, ns/np, references required, mature/ responsible, Jan. 1, $1500/mo. +utilities. CASTLEGAR 1 BDR +DEN BASEMENT SUITE: Walk-out, on bus route, ns/np, $675/ mo. inclusive. CASTLEGAR AREA 2 BDR MOBILE: Ns/np, $800/mo. +utilities. CUTE 3BDR FURNISHED TRAIL HOME: C/w dishes, cookware, bedding, BBQ, zero maintenance yard, ++); $1400/mo. includes 5 high end appliances, utilities, wireless internet, HDPVR, ns/np, references required, available immediately. FOR RENT ON THE EDGE OF KASLO: Small cozy log cabin. Quiet, peaceful, setting suitable for quiet, ns/np, suited for single, responsible person, $600/mo. +utilities. FURNISHED 2 BDR HOME, SOUTH CASTLEGAR: Now available, $850/mo. +utilities.

KASLO, BRIGHT 3BDR 1.5 BATH: F/s, w/d hookups, close to hospital/school, covered deck, internet/cable included, $850/mo. LARGE 1 BDR UPPER DUPLEX, HERITAGE APARTMENT, NELSON: Near downtown, ns, w/d, hardwood oors, clawfoot tub, covered deck, full sunlight, $900/mo.+utilities, available now, references required. LOVELY NELSON APARTMENTS AVAILABLE! Some rent controlled, including water & hydro, references required. NELSON, 3BDR, 2BATH HOME: Airy, close to all amenities, absolutely ns/np, reference required, $1250/mo. +utilities. ROBSON 3BDR HOUSE: Very clean, big yard, near school, church, bus stop, f/s, ns/np, references, $1150/mo. 250-365-2920(msg). ROSEMONT BACHELOR SUITE: Available Feb. 1, ns/np, $650/mo., includes utilities, cable & internet. SLOCAN MOTEL APARTMENTS, $500-$750, fully-furnished, large kitchen units, manager onsite. SMALL 2 BDR HOME, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, w/d, f/s, $825/mo. +utilities, SOUTH CASTLEGAR: Furnished 1bdr +ofce home, available immediately, $800/ mo. +utilities. THRUMS: 3 bdr apartment, $850/mo. +utilities.

Homes For Rent UPPER KASLO, COZY 1 BDR CABIN: Furnished, beautiful view, ns/np, responsible single adult, reference. S. CASTLEGAR 2BDR BASEMENT SUITE: Newly renovated, ns, pets on approval, laundry, references, $725/mo. utilities +internet included. 1BDR BASEMENT SUITE, OOTISCHENIA: Quiet single, No pets or smoking, w/d, $600/ mo. including utilities, D.D.-$300. 1 BDR APT: Balfour, fully-furnished/equipped, lake & mtn view, sun deck, ns/np, $695/ mo. inclusive. 1 BDR SUITE, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, references required, $625/mo. utilities included. 1BDR APARTMENT, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Heat/hydro included, ns, references, $675/mo. 1BDR BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: Private entrance, backyard, available Feb. 1, shared laundry, ns/np, references. 2 BDR BASEMENT SUITE: Very large & clean, gorgeous lake view, 15 mins from Castlegar, ns/np, $750/mo. includes electric. Travis, 2 BDR MOBILE HOME, 6-MILE, NELSON: Available immediately, ns/np, references, $950/ mo., includes utilities. 2-3 BDR DUPLEX, SALMO: Available immediately, np, f/s, w/d hookups, $700/ mo. +utilities.

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EDGEWATER APTS. in Glenmerry, 2bd. heat incl. F/S. $800./mo. 250-368-5908 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.TRAIL, 2bdrm. apt. F/S, Coin-op laundry available. 250-368-3239 E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat, hot water & cable incl. $675/mo 250-362-3316 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. FRUITVALE, 2bd. Newly renovated, incl. w/d,f/s. On park, close to school & all amenities. Snow rem. $700./mo. +util. 250-921-9141 FRUITVALE, D/T, 1bd. ns/np, Ref.req. $525./mo +util. Avail. Feb.1.Call/text: 604-788-8509 ROSSLAND 2bd, 4 appliances, N/P, N/S, 250-362-9473

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2BDR APARTMENT, CASTLEGAR: Bright, spacious, f/s, laundry, close to amenities, ns np, $725/mo. +utilities. 2BDR HOUSE ON 5 ACRES: 5 minutes south of Kaslo. Looking for responsible, clea tenant(s), $650/mo. +utilities. 250-354-1698 3 BDR HOUSE, NELSON: Newly refurbishe perfect for family, close to schools, $1500/ mo. Contact Colleen or Nick, 250-229-2333 or 250-229-4771. 3 BDR MAIN FLOOR HOUSE, CASTLEGAR Nice, updated, 5 appliances, double garage $950/mo. +utilities. 250-365-5896. 3BDR HOUSE, NEWLY RENOVATED: With large yard, Slocan City, available Jan. 1, $90 mo. +utilities. 250-365-7574. 3BDR MOBILE: In Sunny Bridgeview Cresc Ootischenia, close to all amenities/college, $750/mo. +utilities. 250-365-3733. 3BDR, 2BATH, ROSSLAND: Spacious Heritage home, hardwood oors, large priva yard, available Feb. 1. 250-368-1066. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: Newly renovate fully furnished 1 bdr, 1 bath basement suite, centrally located in Castlegar, close to store shops and bus routes, 1 car parking availab cable and internet included, ns/np, $750/mo including utilities. 250-365-6772. BALFOUR WATERFRONT: 1 bdr apartment all utilities included, laundry, Jan. 1, semi-furnished $625/mo. 604-315-5632/604 926-7362 ffarshi@hotmail.com BRIGHT, SUNNY, QUIET BACHELOR SUITE: In family home, private entrance, newly renovated, ns/np, $595 utilities includ 250-365-1465. CASTLEGAR 1BDR PLUS DEN: Available immediately, on bus route, w/d, garage, separate entrance, ns/np, $700/mo., utilities included. 250-229-5703. COZY TRAILER: In quiet nature setting, 15 minutes west of Nelson, in friendly commun $390/mo. includes heat & electric. Sorry, no dogs. 250-359-8280. DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Renovated 3b apartment, laundry, ns/np, quiet couple/fami available immediately, $1150/mo., utilities included. Rent negotiable. 250-365-4914 (leave msg). FRUITVALE, 2BDR: Remodeled, w/d, $595/ mo. 250-367-9676. GLADE 2BDR HOUSE PLUS WORKSHOP Newly renovated, on riverfront acreage, $1150/mo. +utilities. 778-962-0044, rosa101@gmx.de LARGE 1 BDR SUITE: 5 minutes from Nels $1000/mo. utilities included (+extras). 250-8 4767. Available Feb.1. LARGE 4BDR HOUSE ON ACREAGE, SLOCAN VALLEY: Bright, hardwood oors, woodstove, large kitchen, garden, private/qu $990/mo. 250-355-0035. LOWER KASLO: Nice, clean 1bdr suite in heritage four-plex, close to beach, 2 decks,

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Saturday horoscope By Francis Drake (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day to talk to bosses, parents and authority figures to discuss your long-term future. Anything that pertains to your life direction in general is important today. (At least, to you.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a good day to make long-range travel plans. It’s also a good day to register

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TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. $950./mo. N/S, N/P. Avail. immed. 250-367-7558 TRAIL, lovely 3 bdrm, 1 bth, f/s, w/d, ns, np, 1539 4th Ave., full bsmt, $1000./mo. or negotiable l-t. Avail. immed. Call 250-364-3978 after 6pm. W.TRAIL, 4bd. F/S,W/D. N/P, N/S. $900./mo. +util., available immed. 250-368-6110 W.TRAIL, 4bdrm., $1,050./mo. Avail. 250-367-6118

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Find it here. 1BDR COMFORTABLE SHOREACRES COTTAGE: Suitable for 1 person, ns/np, available immediately, $550/mo. +utilities. 2 BDR GROUND FLOOR, TRAIL: Updated, quiet, $650/mo. +utilities, Seniors Discount, close to downtown. BRAN2 BDR WALKOUT BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: 1 yr old, 5 appliances, galley maple kitchen, laminate throughout, $900/ mo. +utilities. Jan. 15 or Feb. 1, ns/np, references required. D NEW RIVERVIEW HOUSE: Granite, timber, cedar, WINTER SPECIAL $299,000. , 2 BDR HOUSE WITH GARAGE: 75x110’ lot, zoned commercial, 2 blocks from downtown Kaslo, $199,000. Call 250-353-2595. 906 CEDAR AVE, SALMO: 3bdr, 1.5 bathrooms, double wide modular, 60x120 lot, paved driveway, 2 car carport, f/s, w/d included, natural gas furnace, central air, storage shed, partially fenced yard, $140,000. FAMILY REUNIONS. 50 acre ranch in Southern Oregon. Sleeps 26, all in beds. Check VRBO.com Listing #. Fish/hike/raft/hunt. Near Crater Lake. GRANDVIEW HOUSING STRATA DUPLEX: 105-4200 Grandview Dr, Castlegar. To view contact Elmer Verigin

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or make plans for higher education down the road. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Disputes about inheritances and shared property can be settled later in the day, because you have focus and concentration. Don’t let anyone talk you out of doing what you really think you should do. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Sit down with partners and close friends, and have

practical discussions. Figure out how to share expenses or come to a fair arrangement with the division of labor. After some initial resistance, others will cooperate. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Because your powers of concentration are excellent today, tackle work that requires attention to detail and strong focus. You’ve certainly got what it takes!

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WANTED: TICKETED “B” Welders, Electricians, and Millwrights International Forest Products Ltd. is looking for ticketed “B” Welder with Millwriting experience, electricians, and millwrights to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own, and in a team environment.

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Applicants must be flexible with shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers a competitive wage and benefits package as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by January 07, 2012 to Interfor’s front office in Castlegar. Candidates can also submit their resume by mail, fax, or email to : PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N 3W4 Fax #: (604) 422-3252 Email: kira.moffat@interfor.com We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for a interview will be contacted.

(Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Couples might want to discuss the care of children or their future education. Artists can do practical work related to creative projects. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a good day to tackle home repairs, especially anything related to plumbing, bathrooms, garbage and recycling. Do something to make where you live function better. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Tackle work that requires mental concentration, because you will do well at this today. You don’t feel frivolous. Discussions with others will center on practical solutions and the like.

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(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your business decisions, because you feel conservative and careful with money today. You will do only what is prudent. If shopping, you will buy practical items that last for a long time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Think about how you can improve your appearance and also your style of relating to others. It will please you to make things work better for yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Research can go well today. You have the focus, energy and determination to keep slogging away until you find answers.

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(Feb. 19 to March 20) Someone older or more experienced might have excellent advice for you today. Why not listen? After all, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. YOU BORN TODAY You are hardworking and courageous. Your courage is demonstrated not only in your physical environment and daily world but also in your philosophy of life. You are ready to face whatever is true. You believe in devotion, love and sacrifice to duty. In the year ahead, you will work to build or construct something, and your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Nigella Lawson, celebrity chef/writer; Earl Scruggs, musician; Rowan Atkinson, comedian/actor.


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ne question posed to me by small business owners is how to incorporate a proprietorship. Before answering this, the business owner must first ask if it is advantageous to do so. Past columns have addressed this in detail so I will summarize two key considerations. Is there a need to protect oneself from liability? This can be in terms of business debt, errors or omissions, environmental damages, RON injury to workers or clients, among others. Since a corporTax Tips & Pits ation is its own entity separate from the “owner”, the corporation will be responsible for these liabilities as long as the owner, known as the shareholder, hasn’t signed personal guarantees. The other consideration involves the business profits. Because there is a lower tax rate for small corporations compared to personal tax rates, there is a tax advantage for profits earned by a corporation vis-a-vis proprietorship, unless of course, the shareholder has to draw all the funds out of the corporation to pay for life’s expenses since this draw on the profits is seen as “wages” by CRA and are taxed at personal tax rates thus nullifying the benefit of the lower corporate tax rate. Not intending to gloss over these two questions, but now to the point of this column – the steps to incorporation. The first step is more a word of awareness. Self-incorporation is an option but do not hesitate to get professional advice from a lawyer and accountant first. Messing up this paperwork can be a nightmare and costly to correct, not to mention opportunities foregone in terms of corporate structure. Yes, there’s lots of on-line help, including the BC Registry Services website, but several hundred dollars spent for one-on-one consultation before incorporation may be wisely invested funds. The second step is to create a company name. This may appear simple for an ongoing business but the current name may not be available so submit three choices and hope for the best. Another option is to agree to a numbered company and then choose an “operating as” name. This may allow the current business name to continue to be used.

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Step three, enter into an incorporation agreement with all the incorporators. Given available templates, this is straightforward if there is only one incorporator. However, complexity may increase as the number of incorporators increases. Number four, establish the corporation’s articles. These govern the conduct of the company, shareholders, directors and officers. Templates are available but again, complexity may increase as the number of people and roles increase. Lastly, file the incorporation application with its fee, and keep all documentation. This isn’t just a good thing to do, the Business Corporations Act requires the corporation to have the Incorporation Agreement, Articles of Incorporation and all registration documents in its possession. This includes the Business Number automatically issued by Canada Revenue Agency. This 9 digit number is the corporation’s equivalent to a person’s social insurance number. Moving forward then, every year the filing of an Annual Report (a standard form routinely mailed to the corporate office) is required within 60 days of the incorporation date to confirm corporate information. Note that this 60 day period is from the incorporation date, not the corporate fiscal year-end date. By the way, missing the filing of the Annual Report two consecutive years will result in the deregistering of the corporation – not a pleasant experience. Take 10 minutes to fill out the form and file it with BC Registry Services each year. From a tax perspective, the former proprietor who only had to remit a T1 personal tax return in the past, now also has to remit a T2 corporate tax return within 90 days of the corporation’s fiscal year-end. Add a second T2 if a holding company is part of the corporate structure and a T3 for a Family Trust. And I would be remiss if I didn’t refer you back to step one. Ron Clarke has his MBA and is a business owner in Trail, providing accounting and tax services. Email him or see all previous columns at ron.clarke@JBSbiz.ca

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Home sales plummet in Vancouver market THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - Vancouver home sales fell sharply in December and new listings plummeted as the cooling of what was once the country’s hottest real estate market continued. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said Thursday home sales in December totalled 1,142, down 31.1 per cent compared with a year ago and down 32 per cent from November 2012. The MLS home price index composite benchmark price for residential properties in the region was also lower, down 2.3 per cent from a year ago. “We saw home prices come down a bit during the latter half of the year. During the same period, we saw fewer home sales and listings,” board president Eugen Klein said in a statement. New listings fell 15.3 per cent compared with a year ago and were half those seen in November. For the full year, the board reported 25,032 home sales for 2012, down 22.7 per cent from 2011 and 25.7 per cent below the 10-year average for the region. The number of homes for sale on the MLS system in the Vancouver region was down two per cent in 2012 at 58,379 compared with the previous year. Housing sales in Canada have cooled since changes in the borrowing rules by the federal government, aimed at discouraging homebuyers from borrowing too much, kicked in last summer. Last month, the Canadian Real Estate Association cut its sales forecast for 2012 and 2013. The association said it expected home sales for 2012 to slip 0.5 per cent compared with 2011 to about 456,300, while sales for 2013 are expected to drop two per cent to 447,400.

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Sunday/Monday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might have difficulty dealing with a friend today, especially in a group situation. This person might be unhappy with you, or vice versa. Tread carefully. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a difficult day for dealing with authority figures. You know what you want to do or achieve, but something is blocking you or holding you back. You might even be afraid to fail. (Hey, if you never fail, you’re not trying anything new.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Travel plans might be blocked today. Similarly, your intentions related to publishing, higher education, medicine or the law also might meet with unmovable obstacles. Oh dear. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Disputes about shared property, inheritances and anything you own jointly will be at loggerheads today. Nobody

will win. Don’t even go there. Enough! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your agenda to get things done with the cooperation of a partner or close friend might fall apart today. Don’t count on this person’s support. And don’t get embroiled in an argument. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Things might be difficult at work today because everything seems to get in your way. People obstruct you. Well, these things happen, don’t they? What can you do? LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Children might be a handful today. Social plans, sports events and romantic expectations all might be dashed because of interferences. How do you get over a brick wall? SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Mum’s the word with family members today; if not, all hell will break loose. Don’t push anything. Be discreet and patient.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re pushing a watermelon through a keyhole today. At least that’s how it feels. Just give up and go with the flow. Don’t be obstinate and stubborn. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Financial plans will not unfold as you had expected. This is the kind of day where you can’t force things. Easy does it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You definitely will feel some challenges today, but you’ll only make it worse if you challenge others! Be gracious, and just sail through this day as best as you can. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Something behind the scenes will block your plans, and you will no doubt be disappointed. Just accept this. Your first loss is your cheapest loss. YOU BORN TODAY You’re attracted to mystery and unusual places and things.

You love ancient traditions, Gothic design and imaginative surroundings, because you are intrigued by the unusual. You pick up on the energy of others very quickly and are always sensitive to your environment. A major change will take place in the coming year, perhaps something as significant as what occurred around 2004. Birthdate of: Nicolas Cage, actor; Katie Couric, TV host; Lyndsy Fonseca, actress. For Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re up for adventure! You want to learn something new, and you want to have fun doing it. Sudden opportunities to travel or study might fall in your lap. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be on the lookout for opportunities from others as well as surprise gifts, goodies and favors, because these things will come your way today! But you won’t expect them. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Friends and partners might have a few surprises in store for you today. This is a good day to enjoy fun times with others. Stay flexible and open to spontaneity! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Something unexpected will

interrupt your routine at work today. Computer crashes, staff changes or the introduction of new technology are just some possibilities. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a fun-loving, pleasurable day! Enjoy romantic escapades, sports events, movies, social diversions and playful activities with children. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your home routine will have a few surprises today. Small appliances could break down. More likely, unexpected company at the door will generate a spontaneous party! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a mildly accidentprone day for you, so slow down and take it easy. Allow extra time so that you have wiggle room for whatever you’re doing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Watch your money today. It’s very easy to go overboard or overestimate something. It’s also easy to be caught by surprise. Guard your possessions against loss or theft. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a fun-loving, feelgood day, and yet, it’s also full of surprises and detours. Nevertheless, you’re along for the ride with your usual zest for life! Enjoy.

Saturday’s Crossword

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A gaggle of planets are forming in your sign, which is very empowering. It will be very easy to make things go your way; although today, you’re excited about something that is hidden and private. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Unusual friends and surprising situations in a group context might catch you off guard today. Nevertheless, you will enjoy all your exchanges with others, because you love the unusual. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Bosses, parents and teachers might surprise you today; however, it could be vice versa, since private details of your life might be made public. (“Unexpected” is definitely the operative word.) YOU BORN TODAY You have the uncanny ability to burst on the scene, making a huge impression on people. You definitely stand out, often because you take saucy chances and push the sides of the envelope. You exude self-confidence (whether you have it or not), and you push yourself to the limits. Expect a lovely, social year ahead in which all relationships will improve. Enjoy! Birthdate of: Elvis Presley, singer/actor; Stephen Hawking, physicist/author; David Bowie, musician.


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Friday, January 4, 2013 Trail Times

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This great 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has a nice open feel and features new siding and exterior trim, a large kitchen, beautiful fir floors, a great backyard and a nicely renovated bathroom. Clean, dry full basement. Situated on a sunny 60 x 100 lot with off street parking.

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1926 Martin Street, Fruitvale

$225,000

This 4 bdrm charming character home has had major upgrades in wiring and insulation. The open floor plan takes full advantage of the beautiful lighting, and the gracious living room features a gorgeous fireplace, high ceilings and lots of space and light. Call now!

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

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Call Mark (250) 231-5591

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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!

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

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795 Dickens Street, Warfield

$179,000

$144,900

This sunny 2 bedroom home sits on a great 60 x 100 corner lot with great views. Over 1200 square feet on the main floor. Lots of windows, great garden potential and covered parking.

3 bdrm 2 bath solid home. Great neighbourhood, nice price! Underground sprinklers, air conditioning, gas fireplace, laminate flooring.

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956 Black Bear Drive, Rossland

Tons of space and fantastic southern views in this 3 bdrm fixer upper. Hardwood floors and wide baseboards. Centrally located close to downtown Rossland and both schools. With some elbow grease and creative ideas you can make this a great place to call home.

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

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Built in 2008 this 4 bdrm, 3 bath home boasts vaulted ceilings, fireplace and loads of sunlight. Enjoy the bright spacious walkout basement with covered deck, large family room/hobby room, and access to the double garage. All this situated on a quiet street on a very large flat lot. Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

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$158,000 Great Location - quiet dead end street in Warfield – 2 plus bdrm./1 bath updated 3 3 bdrm/1 bath home located close to floor home - vacant and ready for quick major shopping center and the US border possession -call for more details and - many updates - call for more details and viewing. viewing.

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WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! Deanne Lockhart ext 41

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mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

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Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

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Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

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Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

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www.kootenayhomes.com Tonnie Stewart ext 33 Cell: 250-365-9665 tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

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ext 45

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Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com


Trail Daily Times, January 04, 2013