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Thursday, January 17 • 2013

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Simon Fraser University goalie Graeme Gordon struggles to keep track of the puck in the January 13 game against the Selkirk College Saints at the Castlegar Community Complex. The hosts peppered the SFU net with more than 40 shots en route to a 4-3 come-back win. The win was a record setting 13th straight to start a season. Also pictured are Saints captain Jordan Wood #91 and forward Logan Proulx.

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The Selkirk College Saints, having closed out 2012 with 12 straight wins to tie a BCIHL Hockey League record, set a record of their own on Saturday night at the Castlegar Community Complex. Starting one-forone in 2013 claimed the distinction in

front of a packed house of thrilled Saints fans. The team had not played competitively in quite a while. The Saints gave it a great effort but just seemed a little out of sync at times in the early going. That said, they had a good start and when SFU had some penalty trouble Selkirk poured on the

shots early, finding out that Clan goalie Graeme Gordon was on his game. He would prove consistently tough to beat, making one highlight save in particular that was nothing shy of sensational. The Clan pulled almost even by the end of the period, 11 to the hosts’ 12, more telling was a 1-0 lead

on a goal from Trevor Milner, assisted by Bruin McDonald. The SFU tally seemed to come against the flow of the play as the Saints did more threatening the more they warmed up. The hard-nosed Clan proved quite a handful in the physical department as well. In period two the visitors went up

by two after Logan Proulx (assisted by Jordan Wood) had put Selkirk on the board, with Milner bagging his second on the night and Bruin McDonald’s effort set up by Jesse Mysiorek and Tyler Mah. “This was our first game since December 1,” stated Selkirk coach Jeff Dubois later outside the winning locker room.

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“So we were prepared for a bit of rust.” But the coach said the confidence was there heading into the third. With less than a minute to play before the second intermission, Dylan Smith pulled his team within one, Jordan Wood again getting the assist. Through the first three quarters of the

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News Parents and others invited to forum on possible school closures Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

School District #20 is holding the second of two public forum at Twin Rivers Elementary School gymnasium on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the possible closures of Castlegar Primary and Rossland Secondary. The first public forum, which took place in Rossland on Tuesday, drew more than 500

people. District board chair Darrel Ganzert says the forum will give people a chance to engage with the board about the possible closures. “There will be a brief introduction and then the superintendent (Greg Luterbach) has a series of slides to show, the financial situation the school district finds itself in, what the dis-

report out after that. It’s largely around the value of schools in the community and things like that.” School trustees will vote on whether or not to close the schools at the end of February following four separate meetings: Feb. 4, first reading at a location to be determined; Feb. 12 Rossland and Feb. 13 Castlegar, second reading which would

trict has done the last eight or ten years to balance their budget, and largely that’s cutting programs and services, and some slides about potential cost savings etc. that potential school closures could generate,” he said. “Then there’s a facilitated portion of the meeting where people will be broken up into groups where they have an exercise to do and then

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include debate; and Feb. 25, Trail Middle School, third and final reading with a show of hands on the bylaws being proposed. Ganzert said the board will meet with PAC members privately at a later date which has not been announced. Ganzert also said there are other options on the table that would save Castlegar Primary School from the chopping block. “They involve having both buildings open, but calling it one school,” he said. “What you would do in that case is save some administration time. That option requires closing Castlegar Primary in name only. That would free the administrative team up to reconfigure the administrative component of the new school.” Ganzert says 88 per cent of the board’s budget comes in wages and benefits. “The only way to save any kind of money has to be through job loss,” he said. “We hope some of that job loss would be through attrition and that no one must be let go. “But we can’t guar-

antee that someone will step forward and retire.” Castlegar Primary School PAC president Leanne Osokin says it’s important for all Castlegar residents who would be affected by the potential changes to get involved. “We’re just trying to rev up basically all Castlegar residents (for the forum),” she said. “The current motions they have up for debate will potentially affect all schools in Castlegar.” Osokin says it doesn’t make any sense for the school board to shut down the school and move the kids into portables at Twin Rivers Elementary next door. “The basic facts really don’t support them closing our school,” she said. “Castlegar Primary is currently at 94 per cent. That’s six per cent shy of being full. We have the highest number of kindergarten kids in the district of all the schools. We have two and a half kindergarten classes. I do not understand why our school is fingered yet again for closure. We don’t fit into Twin Rivers.” Osokin

continued, “Their projections for school enrolment for the next 10-15 years is nothing but increasing. Yet, they want to close a perfectly good, viable school and put children into temporary shelters which are basically what portables are: they’re temporary. It’s not planning for the future in our minds. It’s not making a viable education infrastructure plan for our town.” Osokin questions the board’s ability to plan for the future with the possible closing of the school. “What are they going to do? Continue to add more portables to Twin River’s playground?” she said. “There’s no planning for the future. I understand there’s a deficit and they have to find money. But this is short-sighted thinking.” Osokin says the decision to close schools and move children shouldn’t just be about the money. “We just want to make sure our voice is heard and that they’re making this decision in the best interest of Castlegar,” she said. “That they’re not just looking at money.”

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‘I opened up the window and in-fluenza.’ It’s an old joke but it also illustrates the fact that residents need to be cautious at this time of year with several cases of the flu being reported in the region. “Throughout the

miration for the local project above the Minto Road-High-

province there are positive tests for influenza virus including your region,” said Peter Barss, medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. “We have lots of outbreaks going on at the moment in the region. There’s cases at care facilities for the elderly, schools and,

of course, individual cases like families.” Barss says most of the recent cases are of influenza strain AH3N2. “It seems the vaccine includes that strain,” he said. “We still recommend that people do get immunized. We do see a big peak in late December/January.”

The Jan. 10 Castlegar News reported that on Jan. 7 city council approved a Development Variance Permit application for a single family dwelling on 14th avenue. IT WAS NOT APPROVED at the meeting. Instead, council voted to consider issuing the permit at the   council meeting on Feb. 4.

Idle No More in Castlegar Local First Nations groups and supporters are gearing up for an installment of the nation-wide Idle No More movement. The event is set to be held in Castlegar this Saturday at the Public Library, getting started at 1 p.m.

Saints stretch their success streak to thirteen Continued from P. A1

ning Jordan Wood about the SFU netminder. “Finally we were just able to get to him.” The team was obviously pleased to get back in action, and ended up with more than 40 shots, roughly double that of their guests. “Everyone was a little rusty but we worked through it… worked hard… it’s good to see.” From Coach Jeff Dubois’ vantage point things looked good as well.

“We controlled it for the most part. We were getting pucks on net. We’ve got a group that really doesn’t give up, and they got rewarded for that.” Down the hall – a counterpoint outside a disappointed SFU room. “I thought we played well,” said Clan Coach Mark Coletta of the evening. “We had a couple of breakdowns that led to their goals. Gordo was great in the pipes. I thought we had a good team effort, mi-

nus a couple of players, guys out of the line-up because of injury and being sick.” It was a game the Clan would have loved to have won, and they’ll try to earn a different outcome upon their return in early February. Not only did this win set a record for the Saints, but it put distance between them and the Clan who had been only three points back heading into the Saturday contest after 12 games each.

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Golden Guests in the spotlight Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

Castlegar Recreation Complex honoured their Golden Guests tuesday with a short ceremony followed by a cake cutting by Mayor Lawrence Chernoff. The Golden Guests are local residents who are 80 plus years of age and receive free entrance to the complex. “The Golden Guests program was initiated in September and it’s free membership to our facility for anyone over the age of 80,” said Verona Walker, recreation supervisor. “So it’s 80 years-old and older. They can come to our fitness

The Castlegar Community Complex held a ceremony on Tuesday to recognize members of its new Golden Guest program. Above, the guests pose with Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff (second from left) and Castlegar Recreation Manager Jim Crockett (at right).

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classes. They can use the aquatic centre, the steam room and the whirlpool. They can partake in our dropin classes as well.” Walker says there are more than 20 se-

niors already signed up for the Golden Guests program. The Castlegar senior’s centre is also on site at the complex and is open to anyone. “This is our way

of letting them know about some of the new programs and to celebrate the people in our community,” she said. “Hopefully, we’ll get even more people signed up.”

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With temperatures expecting to rise in the next few days, avalanche danger is expected to rise as well on the mountains. The RCMP is asking skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and anyone else enjoying the outdoors to exercise caution when leaving groomed and managed trails. The consistent snowfall gave Kootenay Boundary outdoor enthusiasts a great start to winter. Danger ratings have

been low and people have been able to ski and ride almost anything without risk of avalanches, said a spokesperson from the Canadian Avalanche Centre. However, that is expected to change shortly with the warming of the weather. “It’s been a season without a whole lot of what we call persistent weak layers - those are the ones we usually have a lot of trouble with,” said Grant Helgeson, public avalanche forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre. “We have a big fore-

casted warming coming. We’re looking at increased avalanche danger as warm air enters the province in the next couple of days here.” Before heading out, Helgeson urges people to check the avalanche.ca website to get the latest avalanche conditions. “With enough experience and proper courses, you can still have a good day even on a high hazard day in the mountains,” he said. “You just have to know where to go and where not to go. If you’re unaware of how to formulate a

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Everyone knows the community calendar on page A8 of the Castlegar News is the place to go for all the latest goings-on in Castlegar and the area. But what if you don’t have the paper handy? Don’t forget the Castlegar News website has its own calendar. The Castlegar News online calendar is full of all the events not only in Castlegar and area but also throughout the Kootenays. The online calendar is found on the front page of the

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Here’s to the players

With this being minor hockey week it seems like another good oppotunity to sing the praises of amateur sports. First of all, let’s not even let the bigtime versions of athletics invade our consciousness. We’re talking about school age kids being introduced to the challenges, rewards and lessons in humility that are taught by sports. What is being glorified is the great influence this kind of activity has on the kids’ physical fitness, something that could have lifelong implications. Every backstroke taken, every puck stopped or basketball dribbled could translate to one fewer soda pop quaffed or smartphone app consulted. No, sport does not eliminate sedentary behaviour, it displaces it. Kids involved in sports are on the inside track to social fluency. They learn the value of cooperation and the pursuit of shared goals. One young athlete, described later in these pages by Craig Lindsay, even rushed from a surgical appointment (she broke her chin on the bottom of the pool) to help her squad in a Penticton basketball tournament. Sounds like a good start on solid citizenship. Nevermind the pitfalls and temptations that may go hand in hand with making it big in pro sports, there’ll be plenty of time to learn how to deal with that, if the time comes. For now, let’s just celebrate our young athletes. We want to hear from you.

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Spots in Time - Gord Turner

Scammers trying us out I’ve just finished reading a novel about the scamming game. It’s a 2012 Giller award novel called “419” by Calgary author, Will Ferguson. The term “419” happens to be the euphemism for setting up a scam or hooking someone into a scheme. In reality, 419 is a number in the Nigerian criminal code. In Ferguson’s novel, a retired Calgary school teacher falls for one of the Nigerian “419” schemes. He receives an email from someone wanting help to get a woman out of Nigeria. This woman happens to have a lot of money, which will accompany her when she is freed. For some reason, this retired school teacher decides to help, but tells no one what he is doing. Over a period of time, he sends money, and there is always an excuse as to why more money needs to be sent. In the end, he depletes his bank accounts, remortgages his house, and maxes out his credit cards. When he realizes finally what he has been led into doing, he drives over a cliff, committing suicide. His family is left with nothing. His wife will lose her home, and his grownup son and daughter are in anguish as to how such a thing could happen. The Craig Lindsay Reporter

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novel goes on to trace the daughter’s attempts to find the people who have destroyed her father. Coincidentally, the day I finished the novel, I received a letter from the United Kingdom indicating I had won “two million British pounds.” It was listed as a Nokia lottery, and the lottery apparently picked my email as one of five from around the world. I knew immediately it was a scam because of the fractured English and unnecessary capitals on various words throughout the document. I was certain I shouldn’t respond with glee when the letter asked for my full name, postal address, phone numbers, age, occupation, nationality, and country of residence. Clearly, I understood not to phone the phone number attached or reply to the “hotmail” email address. Can you imagine a major lottery using hotmail with millions of dollars to give out? My final clue to it being a “scam” hit me when the letter asked if I wanted the award delivered by courier or by bank transfer. If I responded, in the future I would be asked to pay courier fees, handling charges, lawyer’s invoices, and you name it. In addition, I would be asked for my bank account Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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numbers to more easily transfer the award. A day later, I received an email stating I had won the Chevron Texaco award of “one million Great Britain pounds.” Apparently, my “email emerged and won” me this amount of money. Again, the contact was through hotmail. A week later, I received an email supposedly from my friend Wayne who is currently teaching in Finland. It used his exact email address and, after greeting me by name, went on to say he was in the Philippines “with his family” and had been robbed in a park near his hotel. Apparently, he had been able to deal with everything except for the $1,900 hotel bill. He didn’t want to offend me or mess up our friendship, but could I help out? I knew it was fraudulent because Wayne doesn’t have a family, and beyond that, he is an English teacher who would never write a message so badly. I informed him of the scam, and he has since changed his email address and passwords. Anyway, these scam criminals are out there, sending us notes from Nigeria, the Philippines, and elsewhere. Don’t let them into your lives. Sandy Leonard Production

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Weighing in on DARE debate I have read with interest the recent articles relating to DARE education and the comments made by Mr. Clement and Mrs. Kelly. Firstly, I would like to say that I am very happy that members of the Castlegar community are discussing drug prevention initiatives like DARE and I would like to point out a few important issues in regard to the comments made. The DARE component in British Columbia is supported by the (Not For Profit Society) DARE, BC which financially supports this program, the educational materials and T-shirts that the children receive, with the exception of the learning manuals, paid for by the RCMP. The officers who teach DARE do so while on shift and in some cases on their own time. The program is an additional duty with no extra compensation. Many of these officers are parents performing this duty because they care about the information children receive in order to make healthy choices. I am not sure what Mr. Clement is referring to when he states that, “our present drug education is based on a 50 year old drug prohibition policy.” For a number of years now drug education has focused on children making healthy choices and providing them with universal prevention messages. These messages are not only delivered by the RCMP, but community groups such as Freedom Quest and Castlegar Community Services to name two. The current framework functions within a Community Prevention Education Continuum (CPEC). These professionals have the ability to

perform secondary prevention and harm reduction strategies with students after delivering a universal prevention message. This framework helps meet the needs of all students. The DARE program is but one component that is implemented within CPEC. These prevention messages are based on providing comprehensive, timely information on socially relevant topics directly related to making healthy choices. This method has seen first time use of marijuana and alcohol in the Kootenay area decrease in communities that work within a CPEC. These statistics are not from another country. As for Mr. Clement’s comment regarding DARE officers scaring children, I could not disagree more. I’m not certain when Mr. Clement last sat in on a DARE class, which I recently have done. Let me assure you, the reader, nothing is taught but clear and factual information about drugs and alcohol. The DARE curriculum has also been revamped over the years to meet children’s needs. Not once did my two children, who received DARE, ever come home scared straight. They really liked their DARE officer and felt cared about by the police in their community, as Mrs. Kelly pointed out. The idea of not talking to our children about drugs because it could do more harm than good is not sound reasoning. Smoking campaigns have proved that open dialogue, educating and making healthy choices have radically reduced the number of children/people who smoke. I too believe that the excellent young people of today have the capacity to make good choices and we as a community have a responsibility to help them. The com-

munity of Castlegar is doing so and I for one, am very proud of this. -Cpl. Martin G. Kooiman RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Awareness Service West Kootenay BC

A visitor’s gratitude On December 8 I was unfortunately in an accident a short distance west of Castlegar. Many residents of Castlegar stopped to offer me assistance. Unfortunately I was unable to get your names. Your kindness to myself and my two dogs was outstanding and deeply appreciated. A difficult time was made so much easier due to this outpouring of concern and generosity. A special thanks to the RCMP and to the kind family who took my dogs in, fed and cared for them until I was able to do so. My best wishes to all for 2013. -Jo Fiske Lethbridge AB.

Outside opinion on downtown business duel

the city’s persistence. ing for addressing its • Eliminate More Castlegar Schools • Close Castlegar Here we are again budget crisis. Elective Programs at with the same people. Your assignment Secondary Schools by Primary School and The same people who is to analyse the fol- Increasing Class Siz- move students to own and operate a lowing potential op- es-$119,925/$249,075 Twin Rivers Elemenvery well kept and tions, determine your Total poten- tary School-$170,000 • Combine Castleaesthetically pleasing priorities and to send tial annual savings gar Primary School business in Nelson a letter to the School -$538,933/$668,083 and Twin Rivers Elwhich they appear to Board with your adtake pride in. vice on how to reduce B. How to Balance ementary School as Where is the pride the District’s Annual the Budget by Clos- one campus-$74,000 Total potenwith the buildings Budget by $1,750,000 ing/Reconfiguring tial annual savings you own in Castlegar? over the next three Rossland Schools Instead it appears as years. • Close Rossland -$74,000/$170,000 D. How to Balance though Basil Mclaren You have until Secondary School consistently feels the February 4, 2013 to and move Grade 8-12 the Budget by Elimineed to blame the complete this assign- students to JL Crowe nating Library Assiscity and the Element ment.” and make MacLean tants and Reducing Night Club for their Elementary School Custodial/Clerical Staff lack of consideration A. How to Balance K-7–$455,000 • Eliminate Library for his predicaments. the Budget by Elimi• Close MacLean Is it only broken win- nating Programs & Elementary School Assistants and cusdows that need to be Services to Students and make Rossland todial services in all addressed here? Be• Eliminate El- Secondary School schools-$182,105 cause when I drive ementary School K-9 and move Grade E. How to balance or walk by some of Te acher-L ibrar ian 10-12 students to JL the Budget by Downthe buildings Mr. Program-$184,500 Crowe-$285,000 McLaren owns, I see • Eliminate Trades/ • Close Maclean El- loading Bussing Costs more than broken Apprenticeship Pro- ementary School and to Parents Charge each famwindows. I see peeled gram-$50,000 make Rossland Secpaint, broken stucco, • Eliminate District ondary School K-12- ily $120/$240 per student/year for bussing a great deal of debris Learning Coordina- $145,000 piled up against the tion Program-$92,254 Total poten- -$180,000/$360,000 Eliminate all buswindows on the in• Eliminate Dis- tial annual savings sing for all students side, and the list goes trict Integration -$145,000/$455,000 or just for Grade 8-12 on. I find it hard to Support Coordinabelieve he is suggest- tion Program for C. How to balance students and provide ing the patrons from Special Needs Stu- the Budget by Clos- families the Element are solely dents-$92,254 ing/Reconfiguring Continued on P. A9 responsible for the deplorable condition some of his buildings are in. The buildings look terribly neglected and I see a lack of respect for not only other local business owners in the area, but for the City of Castlegar and the people who live here, who I might add are patrons of your stores Saturday February 9 H who spend their hard earned money there.Saturday FebruaryChances Gaming Centre Grand Ball R 9

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Community Calendar

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

Upcoming jan. 26 - musical revue featuring music from jesus christ superstar - Dinner theatre event

sponsored by the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club featuring the best music from Jesus Christ Superstar performed by the original performers from the Nelson Amy Ferguson Institute. Also includes songs from other Broadway plays such as Rent and Moulin Rouge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Includes buffet, live auction, and safe ride home. Tickets available at Oglow’s. jan. 28 - The West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet

at 2 p.m. at the Pharmasave store, 1280 Cedar Avenue, Trail. Guest: Video conference with Convatec representative. For more info, please call 250368-9827 or 250-365-6276. Please note: Location and date change! jan. 28 - WK Naturalists’ monthend presentation: a photo show and talk on the Galapagos Islands by local globe-trotting

birders Ed and Hazel Beynon. Please join us for a photographic tour of one of the planet’s most remarkable ecosystems. Mon. Jan.28, 8 p.m, at Selkirk College in Castlegar. Free. All welcome. More info: call 362 7424. Celebrate Family Literacy Week (Jan. 27 - Feb. 3rd) Sing & Swim: For families with

young children, join us for our free Sing & Swim event on Jan. 27th from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Community Complex. Call Alana to register 250.304.6862. Free Family Game Nights!

Bring your family out for dinner and play some games! Blueberry Creek Community School on Jan. 29 at 5:30-7:00 pm, Robson Community School on Jan. 30 at 5:30-7:00 pm, Twin Rivers Elementary School on Jan. 31 at 5:30-7:00 p.m. These events are offered by Castlegar & District Public Library, Blueberry Creek Community School Hub, Robson Community School, School District 20, Castlegar & District Community Complex and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Call Alana for more infoat 250.304.6862 feb. 3 - Enjoy singing? Come to a good old-style sing-along

at the Castlegar United Church from 1:30-3 p.m. It will be singing well loved songs, from our past. There will also be a few special guests. If you wish to contribute a small donation it will be used to support a local charity.

feb. 3 - superbowl party at the Royal Canadian Legion - doors

8302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805).

open at 1:00 p.m., kickoff at 3:00 p.m. There will be a potluck dinner and lots of other great snackables.There will be draws for many door prizes and other special events throughout the game. There is no cover charge for this event and guest are most definitely welcome and can be signed in by a member. Come out and enjoy exciting Superbowl action and spend a great afternoon with football enthusiasts..this is an event you do not want to miss.

people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 365-3168 or Eileen 365-3674.

Feb. 11 - Celebrate Family day with free skating and swimming at the Castlegar Rec Com-

ongoing: The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop - invites you to take

plex from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sponsored by RDCK I.

feb. 16 - Castlegar Move-a-thon

- Skate or walk and raise funds for Castlegar Special Olympics and your favourite charity. From 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Castlegar Community Complex. Donations available at the complex or from any Castlegar Selkirk Lion member. FMI call Joanne 250-365-3884.

Ongoing

ongoing: tops group meets every wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

at Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Avenue. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Join round table discussions and make new friends. Monthly fee of $10. FMI call 3657956. ongoing: sharing dinner pot -

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

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

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 365-

ongoing: al-anon meets every Monday night AL-ANON is for

advantage of “in store” sales throughout the month of January 2013. Our first Silent Auction for the new year is now open for bidding with closing date Saturday, January 26th. Stop by to view the numerous beautifully displayed items of interest for everyone. Please note: after notification to successful bidders by telephone items must be picked up and paid for within 7 days otherwise the next bidder in line will have the opportunity to own items opted for. (Special arrangements can be made in the event a bidder is unable to meet the 7 day timeframe). The Treasure Shop is located at 210 - 11th Avenue (across from the Library). ongoing: Castlegar judo club

- Monday, Thursday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Twin Rivers School gym. Old and new members welcome. Register anytime. From aged 8 years and up. FMI call John Gibson 250-3655763.

ongoing: poker fundraiser at the Lion’s Head Pub every Tuesday - Games start at 6:30 p.m. and

go until there is a winner. Buy-in is $40 and the prize is $1,000 or more. Partial proceeds go to the West Kootenay Therapeutic Riding Association. ongoing: Castlegar senior’s activities at the Rec Centre for january: at the Complex

Monday – 9:30 Floor Curling/ Carpet Bowling 10:00 Darts 1:00 Whist Tuesday – 9:30 Floor Curling/ Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool Wednesday – 9:30 Floor Curling, 1:00 Bingo,(1st Wed.only) 7:00 Rummoli, 10:00 16th Raspberry Reunion Thursday – 9:30 Floor Curling 1st. Thurs. 2:00 Gen. Meeting 1:00 Bingo (just not 1st.Thurs) Friday – 1:00 Bridge/Crib, Jan. 19th - Soup Day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ongoing: special olympics cas-

tlegar needs volunteers - For more information please call 250-919-0757. Ongoing: Castlegar Garden Club meets third Wednesday of the month – 7:00 p.m. at the Com-

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

except for long weekends. 8-11 a.m. at the Robson Community Hall. Homestyle breakfasts, come enjoy and maybe find some treasures. Tables for vendors. Phone 250-365-3796. ongoing: the west kootenay roller derby is looking for supplies - WKRD is looking for

donations of 1/8 thick vinyl composite tile, paint and brushes, seating (chairs, couches, benches etc.) and rugs to help build their new practice space in Nelson. The space is in need of some repair and we’re rolling our sleeves up to do it. If you’re interested in helping out our not-for-profit organization give us a shout, we’d love to have you. For more information please contact teressa. hodsall@gmail.com or like us on facebook: https://www.facebook. com/wkrollerderby ongoing: castlegar chess club meets on Saturdays - The Sons

of Norway ,Nordic Lodge ‘76 is sponsoring the Castlegar Chess Club with weekly games at the Selkirk Community College in Castlegar on Saturdays from noon till 3PM , till Apr. 30. Registration, Saturday Jan. 26, 11 A.M. –3 P.M. at Selkirk College in Castlegar . The club is open to all ages . There are no membership fees and everyone can bring their own kits. ongoing: Mom’s Support Group

Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. (changed from Wed. afternoons). Castlegar Community Services, Sun Centre. All moms welcome to this loosely structured group for support in challenges of being a mom. No referral required. Comments/queries: Sandi McCreight 250.365.2104 ext. 42 ongoing: castlegar & district hospital foundation light up campaign - The Foundation is

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

ongoing: robson and blueberry strongstart centres – free ear-

ly learning programs for parents/ caregivers with young children. Join us for snack, art, stories, gym time, and music. Robson - Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m, Thurs 12:30-3:30 p.m. Blueberry - Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m and Tues noon - 3 p.m. A partnership between Robson Community School, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Blueberry Creek Community School. For more info contact Alana at 250.304.6862 or email: amurdoch@cbal.org

ongoing: free english classes

– at the Castlegar Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All levels are welcome. For more info contact Alana at 250.304.6862 or email: amurdoch@cbal.org.

ongoing: Join a 4H Horse Club near you! Check out www.bc4h.

bc.ca. Nelson 4H Club Contact Kathleen Comstock @ 250-3529693. First meeting Jan. 16, 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Nelson. Castlegar 4H Club Contact Tekki Brown-Hryniw @ 250-365-0725. First meeting Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. Location contact Tekki.

ongoing: legion meat draws every saturday - The Royal Cana-

dian Legion Castlegar/Robson Branch#170 located at 248 Columbia Ave. Doors open at 3pm and draws start at 4pm and go to 6pm..Draws every half hour with other special prizes awarded. Guests are more then welcome and can be signed in by a member. Come on out and have fun with great company.

ongoing: Discovering Loss is starting soon! Discovering loss

is a program for families with young children who are experiencing grief & loss including; moving to a new home, a new school, divorce/separation, blended families, or a death of a loved one or pet. This free program is at Kootenay Family Place (behind Chopsticks) on Thursday evenings starting Jan. 24 - Mar.7, from 5:30-7:30pm. Dinner is included. For more info or to register please call Alana at 250.304.6862.

ongoing: KPKids - This is a fun, free program for children (K - Gr. 4), Wednesdays from 6:30pm8:00pm at Kinnaird Park Community Church. Starts Jan 16. For kids in grades 5-8 there is a program called “Crush” held on the same night at the same time. For more information call the church at 365-3430.


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Entertainment Make a dateMARCH with Bessie and friends 4th, 5th & 6th, 2011 submitted

On  Sunday, January 27, the Kootenay Gallery presents the Bessie Wapp  Quartet as part of the TD Bank Sunday Concert Series 2012-13.  The group will perform  a mix of originals and covers inspired by music from around  the world. Bessie’s passionate  voice and dynamic accordion playing  will be accompanied by the powerful Craig Korth (a  former Western

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the bluesy Clinton Selkirk College Castlegar Swanson on saxo-

Sunday afternoon show set for Jan. 27. Submitted

Canadian  banjo and guitar champion) on banjo and mando-

lin, the soulful  Holly Hyatt  on vocals and acoustic bass and

phone.  Come  enjoy an afternoon of art and music with a premiere performance of the Bessie Wapp Quartet.  This concert will be held at the Kootenay Gallery on Sunday, January 27 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for Kootenay Gallery members and $15 for general admission. For more information contact the Gallery at 250-365-3337 or visit www.kootenaygallery.com.

Selkirk College Gym, Castlegar Now accepting Vendor bookings Selkirk College Gym, Castlegar for March 2013 Show dates March 2 & 3 Up to 2 businesses can share a booth!

Now accepting Vendor bookings for March 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities! Show dates March 2 & 3 please contact Up to 2 businesses can share a booth!

Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce

250-365-6313 or cdcoc@castlegar.com Sponsorship Opportunities! On line application contact Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce phone: 250.365.6313 •please email: tourism@castlegar.com www.castlegar.com (virtual Castlegar) w w & wDistrict . c a Chamber s t l e ofg Commerce a r . c o m Castlegar

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MARCH 4th, 5th & 6th, 2011 Selkirk College Castlegar

Residuals raised from ride donated

Fraser East (far right), co-ordinator of the WaCanID Bike Ride, was at the Castlegar SunCastlegar & District ofclub Commerce rise 2000 Rotary Club on Thursday (Jan. 10) morningChamber to present the with a chequephone: 250.365.6313 • email: tourism@castlegar.com w w w . c a s t l e g a r . c o m for $1,000 from the ride. East also talked about next year’s ride, which will go on Sept. 16. Also pictured are Ron Ross, local ride coordinator, and Brenda Balahura, club president. Craig Lindsay

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...with $35/month per student if they are outside walk limits to get their children to school - $533,000$218,000. Total potential annual savings: $180,000-$533,000. -Andrew(Andy) M. Davidoff, President Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union

Snow scooping request On the morning of January 14 there were crews out doing snow removal on Columbia Avenue. I do very much appreciate our city staff and crews who do their

best for our city. I was not pleased with the time of day that was chosen, if this was done in the evening or early morning as opposed to our rush hour, then the traffic congestion wouldn’t have been standing still for long periods of time. Advance notification on the local radio stations, newspaper

or signs posted on Columbia Avenue would have been much appreciated and would have allowed motorists to make alternate plans. Please consider this for the next snow removal. Thanks. A. Burke Castlegar

Safety is within your power

Be ready and safe if the power goes out this winter. All it takes is a little planning and safety know-how: • create an emergency kit with 72 hours’ worth of supplies • store the kit in an easily accessible location • consider other heat sources, such as your gas fireplace (but never barbecues or camp stoves) • stay inside your vehicle until help arrives if it comes into contact with a downed power line For more tips and information, visit fortisbc.com/safety or call 1-888-438-7847. FortisBC uses the FortisBC Energy name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (12-336.5 12/2012)


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Entertainment Jesus Christ Superstar revue coming to town Craig Lindsay Castlegar News Reporter

With the temperatures dropping and snow falling, it’s nice to get out once in a while and enjoy dinner and a show. With that in mind, Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club’s dinner theatre this year will be a musical revue featuring the best of Jesus Christ Superstar including original performers from the Nelson Amy Ferguson Institute production from last November at the Capitol Theatre. “It’s a nice social/ cultural event in the middle of winter,” described Darlene Kalawsky of the Rotary club’s organizing committee. “It’s all local, professional performers. It’s great to be able to come out and support local artists.” The show goes Jan. 26 at the Castlegar Community Complex with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The first act will feature all eight performers singing songs from some of the best-loved musicals of all time such as Rent, Moulin Rouge,

Pat Henman (left) and Sydney Galbraith will be two of the singers at the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club’s Musical Revue featuring Jesus Christ Superstar. Submitted

Jeckyll and Hyde, Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. The second act will feature timeless songs from Jesus Christ Superstar, which was written in 1969 by a 22 year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The performers include Kevin Armstrong, Pat Henman, Gabriel Macdonald, Michael Calladine, Sydney Black, Solona Armstrong, Bessie Wapp and Arron Nelson. The group will be accompanied by a four piece band coordinated by Laura Johnson. “You’re going to hear a quality that is some of the best singers that live in

Nelson,” said Henman. “I’m very, very happy to be working with these people. I worked with them in Jesus Christ Superstar and when Darlene asked if we could do something like Jesus Christ Superstar, we can’t do the play, so we’re going to do excerpts. We really jumped at the chance of performing those songs again. So we’re putting together excerpts for our second act. It’s going to be amazing. At rehearsal last week, I just thought, ‘wow, this is good.’ You get the same people singing who were playing the leads in Nelson.” The full performance of Jesus Christ

Superstar in Nelson was a big hit with the show selling out five of six nights. “It was a great experience,” said Henman. “I’ve been performing in theatre since I was a kid. I have a degree, a major in acting. I worked professional for 20 years before moving to Nelson. This was one of the highlights of my 35 years in theatre. I mean, the songs are incredible. The story is timeless, the score is fantastic. Working with 50some actors for two months on music we all love. Everyone of us knew pretty much every line from everybody’s song. We’re very excited to bring it to Castlegar.” Some of the song performances people can expect from the Jesus Christ Superstar portion of the show are Gethsemane, which will be sung by Arron Nelson, and I Don’t Know How to Love Him, by Solona Armstrong and, of course, the showstopping finale number of Jesus Christ Superstar. The evening will also feature a dinner buffet, live auction

and safe ride home. Up for auction will be several items including a Pacific Coastal return airfare for two to Vancouver and a condo stay at Christina Lake. Money raised will go toward various Rotary projects in the community and abroad. “The contributions are going to local projects, including our focus project – the picnic shelter at Mi l l e n n iu m / Tw i n Rivers Park, which we are developing along with the evening club,” said Kalawsky. “We also have the international projects we support like Polio Plus and Help Honduras. We have the Interactors (Rotary youth club members) as well. They’ll be (the parents) providing the safe rides home.” The Rotary club thanks all the sponsors, without whom the event would not be possible. Tickets are still available at Oglow’s. Last year’s event sold out and with only 60 tickets left this year out of 200, Kalawsky recommends picking up your tickets soon.

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Fun for all at the Thirsty Duck CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

They say the only constant is that everything changes. At the Thirsty Duck Restaurant and Pub, that is certainly true. The popular spot located on Minto Road near the Brick, has reconfigured their establishment to allow kids and families to come and dine. “The changes are pretty much already made,� said owner/ manager Carol Millar. “One half of the business is now all ages, licensed dining. So anyone can come in and eat and people of age can have a licensed beverage.� Those adults wanting to quash their thirst and catch a hockey game or other sporting event can still get their fill. “Half of the Thirsty Duck  is still a liquorprimary pub,� said Millar. “We’ll still

the gove r n m e n t ’s stricter laws on drinking and driving. “If I c o u l d n’t put bums in the seats for beer, I had to get them there s omehow,� she said. “And we’ve been getting Brian and Julie and their children Noah and Aryana were many rethe first family to dine at the new Thirsty Duck family side quests from of the restaurant. Submitted our regulars that there’s have our Keno and “We’ve got a brand limited gambling and fun new kids menu,� said places to take their including sporting Millar, “also a health- kids, and they love events on T.V.,� she conscious menu coming there. So we said. “We also have coming out.� opened it up to evoff-sales available.� Some of the popu- eryone.� The Thirsty Duck lar items on the menu In February the made the changeover are the famous duck Thirsty Duck will on Dec. 21 and busi- burger, corn dogs for introduce Sunday ness has been great. the kids, sliders, pasta brunch  on the first “It’s been fabulous and the pear and goat Sunday of every so far,� said Millar. cheese salad. month with a rotating “We’ve had a great Millar explains that menu. Also in Februresponse from every- the expansion into ary, seniors will get a one.� more of a family-ori- 10 per cent discount The restaurant has ented establishment on their meals on added several items. was due partially to Sundays.

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Sports

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Five straight wins move Rebs into first CASTLEGAR NEWS STAFF

The Castlegar Rebels have a win streak of their own going. Although it’s not quite as long as their Selkirk Saint neighbours, 5-0 to start the new year isn’t too shabby. “Christmas break was good for us,” said Rebel forward Stuart Walton. “We came back feeling fresher. We’re looking pretty good now and really rolling. We even had a short bench there.” With the wins the Rebs have moved into a two-way tie with Nelson for first place in the Neil Murdoch division as well as the entire KIJHL. On the weekend, Castlegar beat Creston Valley twice in a home and home series, both times by an identical 3-0 score. On Friday in Castlegar, the hosts called the shots. The game was never in doubt as the Rebels played with confidence and authority on the way to a 3-0 win. Even with close to seven minutes on the power play in the second frame the guests hardly posed a threat, when they did manage to mount an offensive foray goaltender Jor-

dan Gluck was equal to the task. Defenceman Aaron Brewer put his team ahead for keeps early in the game with a power play effort. Brett Leidl doubled the lead. With under a min-

“Christmas break was good for us. We came back feeling fresher. We’re looking pretty good now and really rolling,” Stuart Walton ute to go in the second period Rebel sharpshooter Stuart Walton made no mistake, cruising in alone from outside the Creston blue line and twining the clincher. Shots on goal were 23-14 for Castlegar. The teams played the next night in Creston at the Johnny Bucyk Arena and ended up with another 3-0 score in favour of Castlegar. Braydon Horcoff scored unassisted in the first period for the Rebs. Following a scoreless second period, Aaron Brewer, (assisted by Riley Ostoforoff and Aaron Petten) scored before Petten

scored the third, assisted by Darren Medeiros and Bryan Lubin. Gluck, with his second shut-out in as many days, and the team’s third in as many days as well, was named first star. Creston Goalie Zach Straza and Castlegar’s Aaron Brewer were second and third stars, respectively. “Our goalies have been playing really well,” said Walton. “Gluck got two shutouts against Creston (and Beauchamp against Grand Forks). “Teams went goalless against us the whole weekend. Our defence is really clicking up with the addition of J.R. Krolik.” On Thursday night, The Castlegar Rebels crushed the Grand Forks Border Bruins 11-0 GF. The Rebs were led by a hat-trick from forward Diego Bartlett, who was fresh off scoring the winning goal for Trail Smokies over Vernon as a recent Junior A call-up. Bartlett picked up the first star, while Rebel d-man Aaron Brewer grabbed the second star with a five point performance which included a goal and four assists. “Brewer’s really

(Above) Castlegar’s Kody Disher battles for the puck in the corner with Creston Valley’s Trevor Leblanc during Friday’s game at the Castlegar Complex. (Top right) Stuart Walton of the Rebels scores to close the second period also on Friday. Jim Sinclair photos

been picking up his game lately,” said Walton. “He’s been on fire. Diego has been hot too with the hat-trick. We’ve had a few players stepping up for us.” Also scoring for Castlegar, which had period leads of 2-0 after one and 7-0 after two periods, were Bryan Lubin and Erik Alden with two each, and Riley Ostoforoff, Darren Medieros and Kody Disher. “Grand Forks is a game we all want to make sure we stick to our systems and work hard,” said Walton. “We’re not really keen on running up the score. We just want to get the win and make sure nothing happens.” Connor Beauchamp picked up the shut-out win in net for the Rebs, turning away all 21 GF shots. With only one game this weekend, Saturday at home against Columbia Valley, the Rebels will be looking to keep up the momentum. “I think we’re looking good going forward,” said Walton. “We’re looking to keep our win streak up and finish the season strong and head into the play-offs with solid momentum. Rebel Rousing: The Rebels only picked up one player at the trade deadline, but he is expected to be a big help. J.R. Krolik, a 20 year-old defenceman, came over to the Rebels from Penticton. He plaayed in all three shut-out wins this week for Castlegar. “He adds toughness,” said Walton. “He’s really gritty. He’s going to help our defensive zone coverage and it’s another 20 year-old. We needed another strong defender.”

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Sports

Dental surgery no deterrent for hoop player

Craig Lindsay

Castlegar News Reporter

After missing her team’s previous tournament for a swim meet, Rachael teBulte wasn’t about to let anything stop her from playing in the next tournament, not even a root canal. TeBulte, who is a grade 10 forward on the Stanley Humphries junior

girls basketball team, missed the Rockers first game at the Penticton tournament this past weekend, but was able to coerce her dad into driving her from Castlegar to the South Okanagan city, just in time for the team’s second game Friday. “Yeah, I got my dad to drive me,” she said. “My chin hurt but I felt I should come and play because I had al-

ready missed a tournament.” Last week at practice for the Kootenay Swim Club, teBulte hit her chin on the bottom of the pool. After a few days of a sore jaw, she went to see the doctor and it was determined she had a fractured chin and abscess tooth which needed a root canal. She got the surgery done in Castlegar on

Friday afternoon and was on the road shortly after. The team was glad to have teBulte back on the court. She even picked up the team’s player of the game honours Friday night with her strong hustle. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, the team lost to a very good Lord Tweedsmuir team from Surrey. With the strong

competition at the Penticton tournament, SHSS came out winless in four games, but it was a great learning experience. “I felt we did good and that it was a great learning experience for us to get better as a team,” said teBulte. “Overall, we did a good job fast breaking. I though our defence was pretty good all weekend as well.”

The Rockers fared better on the second day but still came up short, falling to Penticton 9s 31-26 after having a nine point lead. Jenna Kalmakoff picked up player of the game for SHSS with six points and playing solid defence. In their last game of the tournament against Merritt, the Rockers had a nice comeback in the

fourth quarter but fell short, losing 21-19. Player of the game for SHSS was guard Angela Soukeroff who led the team with eight points. Soukeroff had to log plenty of minutes in the second half and performed well after an eye injury to starting point guard Rebecca Liszt, who was named the team’s top player in the tournament.

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Sports Pee Wees strike gold in Kamloops

Castlegar Rebel forward Diego Bartlett, who also hails from here, scored both the winning goal and tying goal for the Junior A Trail Smoke Eaters against the Vernon Vipers in the Okanagan city on Jan. 9. The game was almost like a Castlegar hockey reunion with several local products playing. Bartlett, who was called up as an emergency replacement, was thrilled to take on pals and Viper stars Aaron Hadley and Ryan Renz, who he played with in Castlegar minor hockey. Bartlett also got to play against former Rebel teammate Bryce Eviston, who was a defenceman for the team last year and now plays for Vernon. Bartlett told the Castlegar News he really enjoyed playing at the higher level. “It was a good

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The Castlegar Pee Wee Rep Jr. Rebels took home another gold medal, this time at the Kamloops Tournament Jan. 4 - 6.  They went undefeated in all five games, including the gold-medal game vs. the home-team of Kamloops, which had a final score of 8 to 5.  Coach Dean MacKinnon commented, “ What an awesomely great group of talented kids…proud of every one.” Back row L-R: Coach: Bill Pottle, Tyson Mackinnon, Jacob Linsey, Coach: Devon Reid, Coach: Dean Mackinnon, Aiden Jenner, Eric Reid.  Front row L-R: Jake Pottle, Kyler Hilderman, Reid Wilson, Kody Babakaieiff, Brandon Costa, Kelsey Patterson, Isaac tebulte, Faithe Harris and Ethan Martini. Goalies:  Kyle McIntosh and Christian Barlow Missing:  Brayden Biln and Hayden Klashinsky

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game,” he said. “The boys played well. We battled back hard after being down 4-1 heading into the third.” Bartlett says the Junior A game is a little faster paced than at Junior B. “The transition game is definitely quicker,” he said. “As well, you have to make quicker decisions when you’re out there. Guys are a bit bigger and more skilled, but I just stuck to my game and didn’t notice much. It’s fun being at that level.” Bartlett was named the game’s first star. He was interviewed by the Vernon Morning Star which wrote: Bartlett, a Castlegar product who plays Junior B for his hometown Rebels, levelled the score by going roof daddy on a rebound shot from the left side. The play started near centre when the puck bounced away from Dumonceaux and the Smokies cruised into the Viper zone.

Bartlett buried his second BCHL snipe by going top shelf again, 74 seconds into a tripping penalty by Crisfield in the neutral zone. “They (goals) felt great,” smiled Bartlett, an 18-year-old in his third KIJHL season (20 goals and 37 points this year). “I’ve got a lot of buddies on the other team over there and it feels kind of nice. It was a good night for sure.” Fifth-year d-man Bennett Hambrook, who bear-hugged Vernon’s Ryan Renz in a tussle at the final buzzer, knows Bartlett has moxy. “It was about 45 minutes of him working hard and grind-

ing each shift and he follows it off with a little bit of skill at the end. I’ve known Diego since he was 13 and that’s the kind of kid he’s always been. Willing to go to the hard areas, willing to go where the goals need to be scored. We’re sure thankful we called him up tonight.” Notes - Castlegar’s Aaron Hadley, a right winger who was third in Vernon scoring with 20 points in 33 games, has signed with the NCAA Western Michigan University Broncs. Hadley was traded at the BCHL trade deadline on Jan. 10 from Vernon to the Nanaimo Clippers.

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Oct.9, 1982 – Jan.18, 2000 Another year has passed, It’s now 13 in all, Of course we are still missing you, I wish we could just call. You were taken from our lives, While you were still a teen, There is so much we want to learn, About you, and where you’ve been. We believe it’s heaven, Or a place that’s much the same, A place where happiness is all around, And no one feels pain. We are without you here, on earth, But you are in our hearts, Your memory isn’t far from us, We’ll never be apart.

From his loving family

Sadly the family of Kelly James Magee, of Castlegar, wishes to announce his passing at Castleview Care Centre on Monday, January 7, 2013 blessed with 68 years of life. Kelly was born in Brooks, Alberta on August 22, 1944 to parents Patricia and Arnold Magee. On September 25, 1965, he married Yvonne Cristofoli and the couple had one son. Kelly worked for 36 years, as a pipefitter at Celgar Pulp and retired in 2000. After retirement, he spent some time helping build the Balfour ferry “Osprey”. He was predeceased by his father Arnold and his brother Wayne.

Maria Rempel

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It is with sadness that the family of Maria Rempel announces her passing on Christmas Day at Bow View Manor in Calgary Alberta.

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Maria was born in the family home in Renata BC on October 9, 1921 to Jacob and Elisabeth Reimer. She spent her childhood in Renata working in her father’s orchard. The middle of five children, Maria was only 13 years old when her mother passed away. She married William Rempel and together they raised 9 children in a log house in Renata until moving to Castlegar in 1965. In 2007 she moved to Calgary to live with daughter Cheryl eventually moving to Bow View Manor. Maria was predeceased by her parents, her husband William (1996), daughter Jackie Yocom (1999), granddaughter Susan Merrilyn Speirs (2002), daughter Judy Elliot and son-in-law William Elliot (2010), her sister Elisabeth Williamson (1996), her brothers Jacob (1999) and Frank (2003 ) and eldest sister Susan Doell (2012). Maria is survived by her daughter Kathy Turner, Elaine Letain (Dan), son Bob (Corinne), daughter Joanne Baker (Harold), son Gerry (Carolyn), daughter Cheryl Smith and son Ron, 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held for Maria at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on January 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements are under the care of McInnes and Holloway Funeral Homes in Calgary and the Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

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Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 47 years Yvonne, his son Glenn, his mother Patricia, his brothers Keith and Dwight and his extended family. There will be no service as per Kelly’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kelly’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3292, Castlegar BC V1N 3H6. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Larocque, the nurses at Home Care, the staff at Castleview Care Centre and all their friends and family. Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

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JOURNEYMAN FIELD TECHNICIAN A variety-filled role at our Castlegar campus You’ll be one of our refrigeration/HVAC maintenance and repair experts, providing support to all of Selkirk College’s campuses. As you’ll be based at our Castlegar campus, you’ll also provide general building and facility maintenance duties such as plumbing, electrical and carpentry work, snow removal and, at times, assisting with set-up for campus functions. Along with high school graduation, you have a Journeyman IP Refrigeration and A/C Mechanic certificate (or an HVAC Technician certificate) and a valid driver’s licence. In addition to 3 - 4 years’ experience and the ability to operate a forklift, you have additional training or skills in: plumbing, electrical, Delta Building controls and 4th or 5th class power engineering. Since this is an active, physical job, you must be in excellent physical shape and be able to perform heavy labour. You can also expect to travel to our other campuses and learning centres. Closing date: January 23, 2013.

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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. DHC Communications Inc. is recruiting for the following open positions: • IT Systems Administrator • Financial Controller Further details available at http://www.dhc.bc.ca Janitorial Service required to clean busy Medical Office evenings Monday through Friday Please forward application to kmc@shawcable.com or submit to 1840 8th Ave, Castlegar, V1N 2Y2 Motivated & Enthusiastic Certified Dental Assistant Required for busy practice. Experience an asset. Resumes accepted: 201-402 Baker St, Nelson fax: 250-352-2275 drkuiperdental@telus.net

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Independent Respiratory Services is a BC-owned and operated full service respiratory homecare company. We have been providing sleep apnea and home oxygen therapy to British Columbians since 1996. Our mission is to provide the highest standard of healthcare to our clients, and honesty and integrity are the foundation of the company. Our success is reÀected in our clients¶ satisfaction.

We are currently recruiting casual positions with the potential to be permanent positions; • Registered Nurses • Registered Care Aides • Recreation/Rehabilitation Aides For all positions you must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends, have WHMIS, TB Test & provide a Physician’s Clearance note. The ideal candidate will have 2 years exp. Successful candidates will undergo a Criminal Record Clearance. To apply, please go to our website www.advocarehealth.com or fax resume to 250-352-0056 NEED A CHANGE? Looking for work? In the Provost region, workers of all kinds are needed now! Visit our website today for more information: www.dreamscreatethefuture.ca PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume by fax 780-955-HIRE or hr@pyramidcorporation.com

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Head Housekeeper Red Mountain Resort Lodging is currently seeking applicants for the position of Head Housekeeper. This position is full time year round. The successful applicant will have to be detail oriented, have excellent organization and communication skills, thrive in a fast paced environment, and be able to both lead a team as well as function as a member within the team. Benefits include a season pass to Red Mountain Resort, benefit package, and annual vacation. Wage is negotiable. Please send resume to lodging@redresort.com.

Independent Respiratory Services is currently seeking applications for the interim position of Revenue Accountant at our Shared Services Centre in Castlegar, BC. 4uali¿cations • Current enrollment in a recognized accounting program (CGA, CMA, CA) • Preference will be given to those with Accounts Receivable experience • (xperience in dealing with insurance companies other third party bene¿ts providers • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook (2007/2010) • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to multi-task • Very strong customer service orientation • Ability to work independently • Strong team player • Motivated to improve processes within an organization If you¶re Tuali¿ed for this challenge and are interested in experiencing a place that offers world class recreational opportunities and an affordable cost of living, please, apply in con¿dence to Independent Respiratory Services Inc. Attention +uman Resources 865 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC, V11 1+ )ax 1-888-71-6505 Email hr@irscanada.ca Closing date -anuary 28, 201 We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. )or information about our company, please visit www.irscanada.ca

Located in the West Kootenay of southeastern BC, 400 employees of Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership (‘Celgar’) produce over 1400 tonnes of Bleached Kraft pulp per day. Our mill is a World Class state of the art facility & we continue to make significant capital investments to maintain that standing! We are 1 of 3 Pulp mills owned by Mercer International Inc. We are Castlegar’s leading employer & are committed to maintaining our responsible position within the community & being our customers’ preferred supplier of choice.

SCHEDULER & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT APPRENTICE Castlegar, BC We are in need of a Scheduler & Administrative Assistant Apprentice for our Production Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling the Relief Pool of Mill Labourers and possible others. Once successfully performing these duties, this person will start to learn the duties of the Production Administrative Assistant on a part time schedule.

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What You Can Expect ✓ Part of a busy dynamic department ✓ Working with a collaborative team of professionals ✓ The opportunity to expand your cababilities! ✓ A competitive pay and benefits package

✓ Effective verbal and written communication skills ✓ Excellent interpersonal and team skills If you want to know more about Zellstoff Celgar! go to www.mercerint.com. Want to know about Castlegar & the Kootenays? Go to www.castlegar.com

Think you can make a difference? Then send your resume to: lisaa@celgar.com by February 1, 2013. We thank all applicants; only those whose candidacy best suits our needs will be contacted.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK - NELSON The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is seeking an employee to join our Financial team for a 9-month term. If you have completed the entry level of CMA / CGA or possess an Accounting Diploma and have 3 years of mid-level Ànance e[perience that includes the full cycle of accounts payable, please forward your resume and a covering letter to the undersigned as soon as possible. Ann Fisher, CHRP Regional District of Central Kootenay BOX 590 - 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Phone: 250-352-8193 Toll Free in BC: 1-800-268-7325 Resumes/covering letters will also be accepted via e-mail in a Word or PDF format to aÀsher#rdck.bc.ca We thank you in advance for your interest. Contact will be made with shortlisted candidates only.


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Volunteers Needed! The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with their Daffodil Campaign this spring. By donating a few hours of your time you can help enhance the quality of life for Canadians living with cancer, and bring us closer to our goal of eradicating cancer. Volunteer Positions Include: Daffodil Campaign Chair Coordinating the volunteers working on the campaign Business Canvasser Approaching businesses to take orders for live daffodils Daffodil Bundling Wrapping bunches of daffodils in florist paper to prepare them for delivery Daffodil Delivery Delivering flowers to businesses that have placed orders Mall Sales Selling live flowers at a table in the mall Contact Susan at 1-800-656-6426 or visit Sirvolunteers@bc.cancer.ca www.cancervolunteer.ca for more information.

Atco Wood Products is seeking an experienced Timber Harvesting Supervisor. Reporting to the Woodlands Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of supervising timber harvesting and road building contractors, including pre-work reviews, coaching, monitoring progress and managing workplace safety. In addition this individual may be responsible for private land/BCTS timber procurement and other Forestry ďŹ eld work as required. Critical to the role will your ability to function as an integral member of a team of results-oriented Forestry professionals. You will possess excellent communication and leadership skills and have strong analytical and problem solving capabilities. A minimum of 5 years experience and an RFT or RPF designation are deďŹ nite assets. If this opportunity is what you are looking for and you have the skills necessary to succeed in this role, please forward your resume to info@atcowoodproducts.com by February 1, 2013. ATCO Wood Products Ltd. is a SFI certiďŹ ed family owned company located in Fruitvale, BC with over 50 years of history in the Forestry and Wood Products Manufacturing Industries. For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.atcowoodproducts.com. Atco offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with qualiďŹ cations.

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(Nelson transfer station & Ootischenia landfill) The Regional District of Central Kootenay is seeking a landfill attendant to work shifts at the Nelson transfer station and the Ootischenia landfill. This is a non-benefited position and no minimum or maximum hours are guaranteed. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant will have transportation to various sites, good public relations, cash handling experience and basic computer skills. A detailed copy of the job description can be found on our website: www.rdck.bc.ca. This is a union position and is covered by the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Collective Agreement between the Regional District of Central Kootenay and CUPE Local 2262. The RDCK is an equal opportunity employer. APPLICATIONS in the form of a resume and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience relative to the position will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 pm (local time) on Thursday, January 24, 2013. We thank all applicants but only those considered will be contacted.

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COURT BAILIFF SALE Offered for sale by sealed bid the interest of the following judgement debtor, 0678134 BC Ltd. and Derrell May, in the following goods and chattels, purported to be Lot 1 2005 Mirage Cargo Trailer serial no. 5M3BE162251013133 2007 KWM Gutterman serial no. KWM8-010134-0607 Mark II Trim Master Brake Model 1260 serial no. 120464 including contents Lot I-Sold on an as is, where is basis Sealed bids will be received at the Court Bailiff’s office at 2000 14th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 3Z1 until 12:01 PM Tuesday January 29, 2013. Sale may be subjected to cancellation without notice. The Court Bailiff reserves the right to adjourn the sale without notice and may apply to the court for further direction if the needs arises. Terms of Sale: Each bid must be accompanied by a bank draft or money order for 10% of the bid made payable to Kootenay Columbia Collection & Bailiff Services Ltd. the Court Bailiff’s office. The balance of the bid, plus HST (if applicable), to be paid immediately upon acceptance of the bid. Failure to pay the balance at the agreed time may result in forfeiture of the deposit. Viewing and Bid forms available by contacting Bob at 250-365-6516 Joan O’Connor, Senior Court Bailiff

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Clarke Morris of the SHSS junior boys team drives to the hoop against LVR’s Avery Kushner during Thursday’s game.

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CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

With plenty of new faces and lots to learn, coach Mike Lynn is pleased with a two and two start for the SHSS junior Bulldogs. The Stanley Humphries junior boys basketball team defeated its Nelson rivals from L.V. Rogers 43-35 in the first game of the season on Jan. 10 at SHSS. Shayden Groshaw led the Bulldogs with 16 points, while Jared Lynn and Clarke Morris added eight each. “We started fairly well but we’ve got a lot of things we want to implement and a lot of new players so there’s definitely a few kinks to work out,” said Bulldogs’ coach Mike Lynn. “We led for most of the game. They took the lead at one point, but we came back pretty fast. The key to the win was our defence. That’s what we emphasize in practice and it was us limiting their shots. We had a few 30 second violations (on the other team), some excellent full court pressure, and keeping them off our end. That’s what works every time.” Lynn said the offence was solid as well.

“Considering it was our first game of the season, our offence was exceptionally good,” he said. “Lots of room to improve but a very good first game.” On the weekend, the junior boys travelling to Trail for the J.L. Crowe tournament where they won one of three games.

to Prince Charles Secondary from Creston. Groshaw led the Bulldogs with 10 points. “Overall, the team is starting the season with very good defence,” said Lynn. “Game experience will only make us tougher on the defensive side of the ball. The first year players are showing improvement over just four games. Everyone is now more comfortable with our strengths and weaknesses. Second year players are all showing a determined effort to play hard and execute at both ends of the floor. Our two and two record shows great promise.” The Bulldogs host their tournament this weekend with four other teams (J.L. Crowe, Rossland, Mount Sentinel and Boundary Central from Midway) joining SHSS. The tournament starts Friday at noon with the home team playing J.L. Crowe. Games go until 7:30 p.m. on Friday and are back on at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with Rossland playing Crowe. The tournament wraps up with a 2:30 p.m. match-up on Saturday between SHSS and Boundary Central.

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Coachwith Mike Lynn Canadians muscular Ontake Friday, them the dystrophy very Bulldogs beat Grand Forks 45-41 behind a seriously. balanced attack which was led by Matt Anderson’s six points. The following day, SHSS struggled to score and lost to L.V. Rogers 34-22. “No one could score for us - the basket seemed to have a lid on it,” said Lynn. “LVR played excellent half court defence. I was still pleased with the excellent defensive effort from our boys.” In the team’s final game, they lost 55-43

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