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Fruitvale, Montrose, Castlegar and Trail stay in same riding but Nelson, Salmo join East Kootenay BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

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On Thursday CUPE Local 3999’s non-essential services workers were on the streets of downtown Trail in front of the Trail Association for Community Living office picketing for their first raise in over 10 years. See story on Page 3

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Tentative budget calls for 4.5 per cent tax hike BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

A preliminary budget released by City of Trail staff is calling for a 4.51 per cent increase in residential property taxes for 2013. However, the budget numbers are only a “best case scenario” for the city, said Mayor Dieter Bogs, and flesh out a wish list of city projects and expenditures. The real increase, likeMP ad 1_2_J5a_Layout 1 12-06-07 ly nailed down in the next

three-and-a-half months of deliberations by council, will be in line with inflation at two per cent or less when the budget is formally approved May 15, he said. “This (budget) is without modifications. It hasn’t been finalized,” he said. “We don’t intend to increase taxes by (4.51) per cent. There certainly is no way we would go for that kind of increase.” At first flush the 2013 8:04 AM is Page 1 budget predicting a $55.91

rise in municipal property taxes to $850.20 on the average assessed value of a Trail home—set at $183,435 for the year, down from $184,540 in 2012. Combined with a rise in water (two per cent), sewer (2.5 per cent) and garbage (3.77 per cent) user fees, taxes paid based on the preliminary 2013 budget are predicted to rise 4.51 per cent— or $72.01—to $1,669.30 on an average home.

“If you do everything that we would like to see done, and everything that should be done, this would be the kind of increase we would have,” said Bogs. The first three-hour budget meeting by city council has already been done, with five more meetings to come as well as public consultation. Once the nearly $10-million budget is finalized, final property tax See GENERAL, Page 3

The people of the West Kootenay have spoken and the federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has not listened. The commission submitted its recommendations on Monday for reconfiguration of federal electoral boundaries in B.C.—allowing for six new districts while keeping population numbers equitable—and have ignored the overwhelming sentiment garnered from a commission tour of the region in October, says the B.C. Southern Interior’s member of Parliament. Alex Atamanenko said the recommendation, that splits Trail and Castlegar off from Nelson, will hamper actual accessibility people would have to a member of Parliament, as well as the area’s ability to come together on common issues. “The findings are contrary to what the overwhelming majority of people said at the hearings,” he explained. “People wanted our communities to stay together—Nelson, Trail and Castlegar—they did not listen to that. They are basically going with the initial proposal that they had before, so it shows they weren’t really listening that well.” The new boundaries will be studied by a House of Commons committee and the final realignment will be submitted in September Although submissions encouraged the commission to keep Nelson, Castlegar and Trail in one electoral district, such a combination “would have resulted in an electoral district with numbers well above the electoral quota,” read the report from the commission. As a result of the tour, the commission configured a new electoral district named South Okanagan, West Kootenay that includes Trail, Castlegar, Fruitvale and Montrose in its eastern region. However, it will see Nelson, along with Kaslo, Salmo and Creston, join with the East Kootenay in the Kootenay Columbia riding and apart from Castlegar and Trail. The central portion of the South Okanagan, West Kootenay district comprises the Kootenay Boundary area, and the western region incorporates Osoyoos, Oliver and Penticton. See MP, Page 3

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The Trail ski jump hill, circa 1920s, located above East Trail, near present day Gyro Park.

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Two ski hills served popular local passion The Trail Historical Society has kindly offered photos and stories related to the history of Trail. Everyone is aware of the story of the first skiing events that took place on the south side of Red Mountain in the late 1890’s. Interest in the sport grew after WWI and, in 1927, the Trail-Rossland Ski Club was formed to better organize ski activities in the area. The Club had two hills, one in Trail and, of course, Red Mountain in Rossland. The emphasis was on ski jumping at that time, but ‘touring’ was also popular. In 1933, at the request of the Rossland skiers, the Club was split into two groups:

the Trail Ski Club and the Rossland Ski Club. Both clubs continued to invest in facility improvements on Red Mountain. Cabins were built in the area for better access to the surrounding ski terrain and the Trail club built a rope tow on the north side of the mountain. Trail skiers organized special trips to the trails around Rossland on Wednesday evenings and on Sundays. They would travel by bus to the Red Mountain area for a day of touring. A favourite route was to ski through the Rossland golf course and then down the old wagon road to Trail. The Club built a cabin for

their headquarters on the #9 hole. In 1934, the clubs hosted the Western Canada Amateur Ski Association’s ski jumping championships. Skiers from all over BC and Washington State attended for a weekend of competitive skiing and a banquet and dance. The event was to take place at the Nels Nelsen Hill in Trail (located south of the City on the west side of the river) but due to poor snow conditions it was moved to Rossland. In 1947, the two Clubs amalgamated to form the Red Mountain Ski Club. The new Club focused on building a chairlift on Red, constructing a lodge at its

base, improving the access road from Rossland to the hill, and developing or adding runs. Skiing became and remains a very popular winter sport in our area. Red Mountain has become a significant visitor attraction, thanks to the work of the members of these early ski clubs. Special thanks to Libby Martin for providing the material used to prepare this article. Pick up your copy “Trail Journal of Local History,” at the Trail Historical Society’s office in Trail City Hall, on the website www.trailhistory.com and at Crockett Books in Waneta Plaza.

Controversial smart meter issue heats up By Timothy Schafer Times Staff

BC Hydro’s confirmation it is not going to install smart meters without the permission of residents could give ammunition to an effort to derail FortisBC’s intent to install the technology on West Kootenay homes, says a Trail smart meter opponent. Roger Catalano said

FortisBC’s application before the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) could be compromised by BC Hydro spokesman Greg Alexis’ admission the company “will not install a new meter for these customers unless we have their permission.” “We are going to use it, no question,” he said about mounting an opposition to

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smart meter installations should the application be successful. And how that opposition will play out could be strategized this Saturday (2-4 p.m.) at the Royal Canadian Legion as one of the premier advocates against the installation of smart meters will be speaking. Jerry Flynn, a former captain in the Communications

Electronics Engineering Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy, has marked Trail for an anti-smart meter presentation. BC Hydro said Wednesday it has already installed 95 per cent of the smart meters, and it is going to take some extra time to work with the remaining 85,000 customers who have refused the new meters.

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Crystal Holmes, baker at The Pastry Shop in Trail, brushed melted butter onto a tray of fresh baked sweet rolls on Tuesday. Because everything is better with a little butter, she said.

Social service workers asking for fair wage By Timothy Schafer Times Staff

In a day and age of rising costs most people’s wages have not kept up to inflation. For one sector of the provincial workforce, wages have not only been unable to keep up, they have been curtailed. Community social service workers have had their starting wages decrease in the last 10 years by over $1 to $15.54, and had their benefits reduced, despite an 18.1 per cent increase to the cost of living. Now, over one year without a con-

tract, 10 Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) unions have taken its concerns public. On Thursday those concerns hit the streets of downtown Trail when a picket line in front of the Trail Association for Community Living—as well as in Castlegar—was formed by some of the social service CUPE Local 3999’s nonessential services workers. The workers were protesting a lack of a raise in a decade, a clear message being delivered by the province as negotiations on a new contract have been stalled, said Local 3999 president, Niki

Lord. “In our opinion, as workers out on the front line, the people we support are not valued at all,” she said. “They are looked upon as a drain on the system, and the only way the government can save money is to take it out on the workers.” There are nearly 60 union members in Trail—and another 50 in Castlegar— affected by the contract, said Lord, and many of them were out on Thursday. Some members providing essential services were still on the job during the action.

MP vows to fight changes FROM PAGE 1 In drafting its initial proposal, the commission was faced with the challenge of determining how to reconfigure the existing electoral district of Kootenay Columbia, which had a variance of 16 per cent below the electoral population quota. Initially, the commission determined the only route of expansion was to the west and recommended crossing the Salmo-Creston (Kootenay Pass) and include the communities of Nelson, Salmo, Fruitvale and Montrose into the riding that now bounds the East Kootenay and Cranbrook, separating them from Trail, Rossland and Castlegar. The commission has also recommended configuring a new electoral district named Central Okanagan, Similkameen, Nicola that contains Summerland, Keremeos, Princeton and adjacent areas. This electoral district includes Peachland, West Kelowna, and a portion of the City of Kelowna south of Harvey Avenue and adjacent to Okanagan Lake. The report has now been submitted to the House of Commons for MP comment. And Atamanenko’s comment is that rural B.C. is once again “being taken to the cleaners” by the federal government. “I am certainly going to fight to maintain our area intact,” he said, noting he had one month to submit a proposal as comment. “They could leave this riding alone. They don’t need to be, for the sake of numbers, adding centres and then breaking it apart. I thought they were listening but that has disappeared.\” The commission had received submissions to keep Nakusp, Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Area K and H, New Denver and the Slocan Valley in the same electoral district. The commission was advised that the proposal had the effect of splitting communities adjacent to Kaslo and the north end of Kootenay Lake. The 2011 census population of the electoral districts contained between the Alberta border and the 49th parallel, north to Kamloops and the Shuswap, was 675,826. Ultimately, the commission concluded that the addition of an electoral district in the B.C. Interior was not feasible.

General government operations climb over $100,000 FROM PAGE 11 options (distribution and tax rates) will be presented. The budget is a strategic plan of operations expressed in monetary forms. City staff prepare the budget using a set of assumptions based on the current services that the city provides. Budgets are calculated considering historical spending patterns as well as information that is available that will impact the budget in the current year. Many of the budget areas do have a significant labour component, the budget report noted, leaving “minimal opportunity to reduce costs without considering layoffs or service reductions.”

The largest dollar increase of all aspects of the budget comes in the area of general government, reflecting an overall increase of 7.8 per cent ($163,000) over 2012 to $2,254,050. No allowance was made in the 2013 budget at this time for the operation of the airport. General government could account for over one third of the total taxation increase for this year. The second largest dollar increase could be in protective services, with an $87,450 increase (4.27 per cent) over 2012 predicted. The total budget could be $2,133,100. The cost per RCMP member would be $159,480 for 2013, up from $150,670.

The city pays 70 per cent of the cost per member. However, the full 14-member compliment of RCMP members is not budgeted for due to vacancies, according to the 2013 Budget Overview. Administration could rise by 11 per cent ($28,850) to $287,350 with a possible increase of $47,500 in legal fees for the year. And wage increases of $48,500 could help increase the financial management budget by almost seven per cent ($61,700) to $948,000 as the city deals with a CUPE wage increase, deputy treasurer status change and other contract adjustments. General government operations

budget could jump almost 11 per cent to $451,550 (up $44,450) with the hiring of a new communication and events coordinator ($40,750). The library and culture budget could bump up around eight per cent, or $48,600, to $658,950, not including a nearly $80,000 funding increase request from the library. On the good side, the debt services budget could reflect a decrease of 6.41 per cent, or $29,750 over 2012, after the city fully paid its lease requirement on its parking meters ($20,850). Transportation services and parks and recreation are expenses still to be covered in the budget report, as is revenue.

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Best Buy employees get sudden severance packages By Chara Huber

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Standing in the rain holding a severance package in an envelope, Lyle Sayers heads to his car in disbelief. The Langford father of three is left without a job after the Best Buy at Westshore Town Centre shut its doors, Thursday. He was the multi-media senior staffer at the West Shore location, one of three stores on the Island that abruptly closed. “I didn’t even get a phone call, I was supposed to work  from 2 to 10 p.m.,” said Sayers. “I think it’s really sad, I have a mortgage, but it’s the benefits that are really freaking me out. It’s a bit of a panic.” A handful of employees stood outside the store where the doors were monitored by two security guards. Sayers said a Best Buy human resource worker was inside handing out severance packages and a councillor was there if anyone needed to talk about the situation. Bruce Copp stood with a few former co-workers talking about their disappointment and how they heard

the news. The Best Buy in Langford employed between 80 and 90 people, Copp said. “This is kinda crappy from a corporate standpoint,” said the father of two who has worked at the store for more than two years. Copp ran the Geek Squad at the store and is hoping he’ll be able to find work in the same field somewhere else. “I found this out from social media, it would have been nice to have some notice,” Copp said. As the news began to sink in for the newly-unemployed the group slowly began to disband with “nice working with you.” Nationwide eight Future Shop and seven Best Buys stores closed on Thursday Over the next three years the company plans to launch Future Shop Small-Concept web stores and new Best Buy Mobile locations across Canada. “The move was based on an extensive review of Best Buy’s retail footprint in Canada in an effort to reduce unnecessary costs..., “ stated a Best Buy press release.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS PORT MOODY, B.C. - The Port Moody, B.C., police say a review of the accuracy of their breathalyzers has determined 14 roadside driving bans imposed in 2011 were based on faulty readings by the devices. The accuracy of the meters was first investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commission. As a result of that investigation, the Port Moody police asked an independent forensic expert to check every screening device to make sure it was calibrated properly. The police say out of 174 roadside driving bans imposed in 2011, 14 were based on an faulty meter. Port Moody Police say they’ve passed on the information to the Motor Vehicle branch. That could result in the driving bans being erased from the motorists’ driving records.

New Westminster Man arrested for stealing $100,000 worth of cigarettes School district shaves down deficit By Kyle Slavin Saanich News

Members of the Greater Victoria Regional Crime Unit arrested a Langley man  last week who they believe is responsible for a rash of cigarette thefts targeting Costco customers. According to Staff Sgt. Gary Schenk, with the RCU, in August police identified a pattern in highvalued cigarette thefts. “The suspects appear to be watching people make purchases (of cigarettes at Costco), then follow them to see if the opportunity presents to make a theft,” Schenk told the News in August. An investigation revealed 28 nearly identical incidents throughout B.C in 2012., occurring in Saanich, Langford, Nanaimo, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Coquitlam and Kamloops. Since August, more than

$20,000 in cigarettes were stolen in half a dozen incidents on Vancouver Island. In total, more than $100,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen. In December 2012, RCU members identified a vehicle suspected of having been used in a number of the thefts, Schenk said. On Jan. 23, RCU members observed a suspect follow a vehicle from the Nanaimo Costco to an area restaurant. “When the unsuspecting driver entered the restaurant (the suspect) donned a disguise, smashed the window out of the vehicle and stole approximately $3,200 worth of cigarettes which the victims had just purchased at Costco,” Schenk said. Once stopped in the parking lot, he was arrested without incident. Christopher Sharafi, 46, was charged this week.

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about the property which could jeopardize a future sale. A big slice to the deficit budget was reduced quite easily with the board putting $596,000 in provincial holdover money it recently received directly toward the shortfall. Another $709,000 was found in staff adjustments, but the board didn’t go into much detail, citing personnel confidentiality for most of it. It is expecting the Ministry of Education to provide districts across the province with two more holdovers with New Westminster’s share anticipated to be $184,000. The district is also hoping its private business company, which markets services internationally, will be able to contribute about $200,000. Combined with the holdovers, that would be enough to cover the shortfall left on the table Tuesday. To help reduce the deficit, the board decided to postpone paying its $250,000 share of a new skate park and redeveloped Massey Theatre when a new high school is eventually built, but only until the next fiscal year. Although Tuesday’s actions, combined with the expected revenues could take care of the 2012-13 shortfall, the board still must address a $2.8-million deficit from 2011-12, as well as a warning from a financial consultant that if it continues its current practices the district will incur more deficits in the future.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS Three Conservative members of Parliament want the RCMP to investigate any abortions performed after 19 weeks in Canada as possible homicides. The MPs from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario make the request on House of Commons letterhead to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson. They say abortions performed at 20 weeks gestation or later breach Section 223 (2) of the Criminal Code and must be investigated as “possible murders.” “These incidents that need investigating took place across Canada,” reads the let-

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he City of Trail has a message for all those scofflaws with unpaid parking tickets – settle your tab or you are going to be parked for longer than you were counting on. Council is amending its traffic bylaw to allow a wheel lock to be applied to vehicles with outstanding tickets. The new law is an effort to deal with the $150,000 in tickets that have gone unpaid in the last four years. Council has not decided whether bylaw enforcers will now be called parking wardens or if offenders will be required to keep plugging the meter while trying to get their cars freed to avoid further tickets. Council is reacting to a drop in payment rates in recent years to the point that those who pay their fines are now in a minority. Last year only 43 per cent of tickets were paid, which is surprisingly low for the otherwise law abiding citizens of Greater Trail but still higher than the typical turnout for municipal elections. Reasons for not pay-

ing vary, but include: I would rather spend the five bucks on a double cappuccino and I forgot (37 times last year). The most popular reasoning is that traffic tickets are a (expletive deleted) cash grab and I’m not paying those (several expletives deleted) bureaucrats and politicians to pick my pockets. They collect enough in taxes already (cascade of expletives accompanied by a purple-red face, spittle and other signs of an impending stroke). Back in the day when parking was at a premium, say before 1990, the argument could be made that meters were required to prevent downtown workers from hogging all the parking spots needed for shoppers. Today, when we look at those streets of faded and broken commercials dreams, the notion is less compelling. For the city, parking is about revenue. This year council expects to reap $220,000 from meters, $95,000 from monthly parking fees, and $42,000 in fines. There are of course costs associated with these

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revenues, primarily for collecting and counting the cash and issuing and making good on tickets. For most people, the 25 cents needed to plug a meter for half an hour is small change, and speedy souls can still do 12 minutes worth of business for a nickel. (Even the panhandlers downtown are looking for loonies or toonies rather than that kind of “spare change.”) But digging around in your wallet or purse for change, fussing about whether your meter is about to expire as you try to enjoy a coffee with friends and, worst of all, discovering a soggy ticket on your window when you miscalculate, is another matter. (Whatever happened to that guy who used

to encase the tickets he wrote in little baggies on wet days? The city should coax him out of his rocker to provide some training to the current enforcers.) Complaining about parking meters and tickets won’t stop until the technology (and the cost of installing it) advances to the point were you can simply park your car and the meter will read your licence plate and bill you. This would do away with the need for tickets and wheel locks for miscreants, but probably won’t do away with complaining about meters since that pleasure is written into our DNA. In the meantime, city hall could lessen the insult of having your vehicle locked up by offering some reciprocal enforcement opportunities. I suggest locking devises be available to the public for situations such as: • snowplow drivers who make no attempt not to burry the opening to driveways • delivery and transport drivers who insist on idling their vehicles • guys in gigantic pickup trucks who squeeze

into angled parking spaces, requiring drivers and passengers re-entering vehicles in the adjacent spaces to turn themselves into pretzels • drivers who park at the wrong angle in angled spaces (see gigantic trucks above) • motorcycles with inadequate or no mufflers (perhaps nets or lassos would be better for these particular anti-social types) • skateboarders and cyclists riding on the sidewalk (see nets and lassos) • bylaw enforcement officers, and those who oversee them, who spend all their time writing tickets downtown and rarely if ever venture out to the rest of the city to enforce rules such as parking on top of crosswalks. If we put our minds to it, we could turn Trail into the lock-up capital of Western Canada and have the city’s coffers so full that council might stop its endless squabbling with neighbouring communities over who should pay what for shared services. Raymond Masleck is a retired Trail Times reporter.


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Has conflicting information about smart meters got you confused? You may be almost ready to throw up your hands and say “whatever”... But, think for a moment: choosing to do nothing is still choosing, it’s just choosing to do nothing. Once those smart meters are in the way Fortis wants to install them, your ability to choose will be over. I’m not a fear monger. I look at issues from every angle. And just about every angle I’m seeing that deals with wireless Smart Meters sets my “antennae” on alert. Wireless smart meters – all Fortis has to do is wire the smart meters and there’d be no argument from anyone! And don’t listen to protestations

about cost... There are some wired meters installed 60 years ago that are still working perfectly! The wireless smart meters have a lifespan of 14 to 20 years so ‘saving money’ doesn’t appear to play any part in Fortis’ choice of wireless. To make informed decisions, we must first be informed. One person who can help us get informed is Jerry Flynn. On Feb. 2, 2 p.m, Jerry Flynn will be at the Trail Legion Hall, and he’ll answer our questions on the Smart Meter debate. Jerry Flynn spent 26 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, 22 of them involved in the electromagnetic spectrum and wireless radio communications. In a recent written communi-

cation Jerry said (quote): “ I am able to recognize and fully understand the extraordinary, unprecedented dangers which our governments – and possibly even the industries themselves – either don’t know about or are choosing to ignore.” Think about that, one word at a time: “extraordinary unprecedented dangers that our governments and possibly the industries themselves either don’t know about or are choosing to ignore.” It gives me shivers. If you’re unsure what the whole Smart Meter question is about, this meeting is especially important to you. Feb. 2, 2 p.m., Trail Legion Hall. Annette Gallatin Trail

I wish to express my thanks to the City of Trail for the maintenance of the city sidewalks. The residents of Trail should be very thankful they are living here and not in Castlegar. In Castlegar we are walking

on six inches of ice. Our sidewalks are not sanded, our bus stops not cleared, our crosswalks not maintained. The Castlegar residents are walking in the streets in traffic because it is safer to do

so! Some of our residents are clearing the bus stops themselves to safeguard the children. I wish Trail and its Public Works Dept. was managing our city. Kenneth Schwab, Castlegar

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NDP all wet on sovereignty debate

An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald On Monday in downtown Montreal, a flash flood sent passersby and flotsam and jetsam careening through streets that flowed like rivers. Meanwhile in Ottawa, on Parliament’s first day back on the job this year, a different kind of rusted old buried pipe burst with equally spectacular results. The Quebec sovereignty debate came gushing back rather unexpectedly, leaving the Official Opposition soaking wet. With the backing of leader Thomas Mulcair, an NDP MP introduced a private member’s bill that would repeal the Liberal-era Clarity Act. It stipulates that an undefined clear majority on a clear referendum question would be prerequisites to negotiate the separation of Quebec. Under the NDP bill, however, the threshold for breaking up the country would be a 50 per cent plus one vote, presuming the

plebiscite were free of major irregularities. As pertains to the clarity of the question, the NDP offers up a template - “Should Quebec become a sovereign country?” - and says a mutually agreed-upon wording between Ottawa and Quebec would be acceptable. Failing that, the matter would be settled by the Quebec Court of Appeal. Mr. Mulcair thinks this sounds reasonable. But it is naive and noxious to national unity. First, he mistakes precision for a virtue on this subject. It’s not. No potential prime minister should be in the business of curtailing Ottawa’s margin of manoeuvre in a secession crisis. There is a reason why American presidents don’t discuss the “nuclear option” - the precise circumstances under which they’d push the button. And there is a reason why Canadian leaders should never publicly detail scenarios that

would lead to the dissolution of the country - not the least of which is the fact no prime minister would have the legal authority to do such a thing, nor could he claim the mandate to represent a non-entity known as “the rest of Canada” in talks with Quebec. Second, Mr. Mulcair is confusing the short-term gain of his party with the longterm good of the country. Understandably, he is eager to shore up his Quebec base. But he has far too easily fallen into a trap set by the four-seat rump of the Bloc Quebecois. The latter tabled a bill to abolish the Clarity Act, flushing out the NDP, which felt it necessary to flesh out its controversial national unity position. But it was foolish of the NDP to introduce its own bill that has no chance of passing. The party ends up looking like one of those Montreal pedestrians swept up in the current, not a firm-footed government-in-waiting.

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OBITUARIES PRIME (NEE HEMMING / ANDERSON), MARY FAITH, — 79, passed away on January 15th, 2013 at Duncan BC. She was born on July 15th, 1933 in Port Talbot, Wales to William and Ethel Hemming. Mary grew up in war time London, England. In 1946 she came to Canada when her mother married a Canadian solder, finally settling in Vancouver. Mary married Jim Prime in 1952 in Vancouver. They were happily married for 60 years. In 1963 the family moved to the Kootenays settling in Rossland. Mary and Jim spent many a happy days sailing on the Arrow Lakes and the Gulf Islands. After retirement Mary and Jim moved to the Lower Mainland, Ladysmith and finally Duncan. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. In her life Mary’s greatest joy was her four children - Kathy, Tom, Vince and Glenda; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held in Duncan with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2R5. *** BUTORAC, MICHAEL ELLIS — 1942 - 2013 Mike died at Toronto East General Hospital on January 17, 2013 at age 70, of complications from Parkinson’s. He grew up in Rossland, the youngest child of Mike and Muriel Butorac, and only brother to big sisters Ormi Joy Gebhardt (deceased) and Anne Bruce. With a Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia, Mike headed east. His inventiveness and creativity served him well in a number of Toronto ad agencies, and for many years in his own business. He will be especially remembered by all the women business associates he treated as equals, believing that women could do as good a job as a man. Colleagues and friends cherished his thoughtfulness. Nieces and nephews, both family and honorary, will remember him for the loonies and toonies

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he hid on every visit. Together he and Bonnie, his wife of 43 years, explored the world looking for birds and wildlife and following competitive figure skating. A service to celebrate his life has been held in Toronto. *** CAMPBELL (NEE ARDUINI), MARY — of Castlegar, BC was born in Kamloops, BC March 22, 1912 and died January 29, 2013 After a long, healthy, and rich life, shaped by a strong belief in the importance of love, family, and faith we announce the passing of our Mother, Nonna, and Bisnonna, Mary Campbell in her 101st year. Mary is survived by her daughter, Regina (Ronald) Stewart of Almonte, Ontario, and sister-inlaw Patricia Arduini of Kamloops. She is also survived by Judy Campbell of Gibson’s, BC. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Graham Campbell of Castlegar, Jennifer (Brian), and Loree (Doug) of Vancouver, BC, Sheila (George) of Peterborough, Ontario, and Rachel (Jarrett) of Nelson, BC. She will also be remembered by her great-grandchildren, Aidan, Andrew, Marco, Haley, Jaxon and Frankie. How she loved those babies! Mary is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and nothing gave her more pleasure than to remember all their birthdays. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leslie Vernon Campbell, in 1977 and by her son, Burt Campbell, in 2007. Also predeceased by her brothers Victor and Joseph (wife Clara) and her dear sister and brotherin-law, Nellie and Jim Campbell of Kelowna, BC. Mary and Les were Castlegar pioneers, arriving in 1946 from Trail to open the Castle Theatre. Then in August 1947, the Castle News first went to press, mainly to advertise upcoming movies. Mary and Les resided on Cedar Street (now 1st Street), overlooking the Columbia River, and Mary continued to live there until she moved into care. She was a member of St. Rita’s CWL for many, many years. Our thanks to all the staff at Talarico Place for their kind, patient and supportive care during her last years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father David John at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Castlegar, on Monday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM after which there will be a reception in St. Rita’s Parish Hall. Arrangements are in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

Last member of singing sisters dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and the poignant “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94. Andrews died of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, said family spokesman Alan Eichler in a statement. Patty was the Andrews in the middle, the lead singer and chief clown, whose raucous jitterbugging delighted American servicemen abroad and audiences at home. She could also deliver sentimental ballads like “I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time” with a sincerity that caused hardened GIs far from home to weep. From the late 1930s through the 1940s, the Andrews Sisters produced one hit record after another, beginning with “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen” in 1937 and continuing with

Their voices combined with perfect synergy. As Patty remarked in 1971: “There were just three girls in the family. LaVerne had a very low voice. Maxene’s was kind of high, and I was between. It was like God had given us voices to fit our parts.” The Andrews’s rise coincided with the advent of swing music, and their style fit perfectly into the new craze. They aimed at reproducing the sound of three harmonizing trumpets. “I was listening to Benny Goodman and to all the bands,” Patty once remarked. “I was into the feel, so that would go into my own musical ability. I was into swing. I loved the brass section.” LaVerne died in 1967 of cancer and Maxene died in 1995 of a heart attack. Patty Andrews is survived by her foster daughter, Pam DuBois, a niece and several cousins. Her husband, Walter Weschler, died in 2010. A memorial service was planned in Los Angeles, with the date to be determined.

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The Andrews Sisters, from left, Maxine Andrews, Patty Andrews, and LaVerne Andrews pictured in 1947. Patty Andrews, the last survivor of the three singing Andrews sisters, has died in Los Angeles at age 94. Andrews died Wednesday at her home in suburban Northridge of natural causes. “Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar,” ”Rum and Coca-Cola“ and more. They recorded more than 400 songs and sold over 80 million records, several of them gold (over a million copies). Other sisters, notably the Boswells, had become famous as sing-

ing acts, but mostly they huddled before a microphone in close harmony. The Andrews Sisters - LaVerne, Maxene and Patty added a new dimension. During breaks in their singing, they cavorted about the stage in rhythm to the music.

Acid attack victim gets surprise on TV show

THE CANADIAN PRESS A Quebec woman who was disfigured in an acid attack will have her scars treated by laser surgery in the United States - thanks to Anderson Cooper’s show. Tanya St-Arnauld appeared on “Anderson Live” on Wednesday in New York City, where she received the news that a Florida-based dermatologist would fly her down for treatment. St-Arnauld was allegedly attacked by her ex-boyfriend after an argument last August near Montreal. She suffered serious burns to her head and upper body, and was in a medic-

ally induced coma for days. Though she has spent months in rehab, she still has extensive scars and must wear a wig. Dr. Jill Waibel of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute will offer treatment using lasers and other procedures to help reduce the scars. St-Arnauld wiped away tears and referred to the gift as a miracle. On the talk show, she discussed the attack, which police say was done with concrete cleaner. “Mainly on my arms, my chest, my back, my side, all over my head,” she told

Cooper about the location of her injuries. “Pretty much the top part of the body.” She said she couldn’t see what was happening. The first shot got her squarely in the eye, St-Arnauld recounted. “I kept thinking, ‘I’m going to be blind,”’ she said. “It was a pain like no other.” She said she ran downstairs, undressing along the way, and knocked on her neighbours’ door wearing nothing but her undergarments. She ran directly to their bathtub and kept rinsing her face, perhaps offseting some of

the damage. She told Cooper there had been warning signs. Just one week before the acid attack, she alleged that her now-ex-boyfriend poured soda on her after an argument outside a hardware store. St-Arnauld said it was the first time a physical attack had been directed at her. Nikolas Stefanatos of Brossard, Que., was charged in the attack, with three counts of assault. He remains behind bars after a judge refused to grant him bail last October. He returns to court next month.

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Performance causes stir with school district By Jim Holtz

for and received from Hanlon a copy of the policies governing the use of School District 51 (SD51) and the auditorium. the Boundary District Arts Council “There was nothing in it,” she (BDAC) are at odds over a moon, so said. “All it covers are the mechanto speak ics, that the building has to be kept The BDAC Performance Series locked and clean, just the basics.” presentation of the one-man comOn Monday, Garrison spoke to edy Deck has had to be moved from Strukoff about the policy. its preferred performance location “He told me that since there was in the auditorium at Grand Forks no mention of nudity in the policy, Secondary School to a stage at the that they could interpret it that way, Gem Theatre because at one point and that Jeannette was the person in the production, the playwright/ who could interpret it,” Garrison actor Lucas Meyers briefly displays said. his bottom. “I am confused as to why one “It doesn’t last very long,” BDAC person, Jeannette Hanlon, has this President Michele Garrison said.  authority,” she said.  “Another thing “It’s just a flash.” that confuses me is that this is the Nevertheless, in a letter dated Centennial Community Auditorium July 2, 2012, SD51 Secretary- for community use not in school Treasurer Jeannette Hanlon wrote hours, and that the use of the audito Garrison, “It has come to my torium was for many stakeholders.”  attention that the Boundary District She said that BDAC had contributed Arts Council is planning to bring in thousands of dollars to the auditora theatre production that contains ium for the stage lighting. partial nudity. We do not allow proShe added that Strukoff told her ductions containing nudity in our any concerns over the ban would facility. You will not be able to rent have to be taken up with the school the auditorium for this perform- board after a request for consideraance.” Hanlon went on to say that if tion had been submitted in writing.  the partial nudity were eliminated, “There is no district policy that the performance would be allowed. specifically addresses that issue School Superintendent Michael for productions that are from the Strukoff said that in fact, a member outside community,” Strukoff conof BDAC had told him the perform- firmed. ance was promoted as being able to Garrison said that the BDAC be performed either with the nudity board would follow through with a or with simulated nudity, the lat- submission to the school board. ter being acceptable to the school Meanwhile, the play Deck will be district. presented at the Gem Theatre on Garrison said that she had asked Feb. 7. The Grand Forks Gazette

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An attempt to save a model pirate ship in Nelson was unsuccessful Tuesday.

Nelson

Owner explores avenues to save pirate ship By Sam Van Schie The Nelson Star

The first attempted to lift the partially-submerged model pirate ship out of Kootenay Lake was unsuccessful Tuesday afternoon. The 22-foot vessel sustained some damage Saturday night and began taking on water and leaning to one side. Owner Gary Ramsbottom had hopped, with the help of local boaters, he’d be able to pivot the ship upright and pump enough water out to float it to the nearby marina by the Nelson Prestige. But there was more water than expected in

Invermere

Arson suspect dead By Dan Walton

ship’s hull. “We couldn’t get it high enough [out of the water] to pump it out,”  Ramsbottom explained. “We’re moving on to Plan B.” His next attempt, planned for later this week, will involve fastening airbags to the ship for buoyancy and, again, trying to pump it out. He says he won’t give up until he’s found a way to get the much-loved ship to shore. “I think it’s still salvageable,” he said, joking that he’d probably be run out of town if he didn’t at least attempt to save it. “People love that pirate ship,” he said. “I’m going to get it fixed up and back on the water as soon as I can.” Ramsbottom built the ship himself and has moored it in Kootenay Lake, near the Chahko Mika Mall parking lot, since the summer of 2010.

Invermere Valley Echo

The 20-year-old female from Fairmont Hot Springs who was charged with arson alongside a 25-year-old Invermere male as of January 17 was found dead behind a building in the 5000 block of Riverview Road that backs onto the Riverside golf course in Fairmont Hot Springs on January 24. On Monday, the BC Coroners Office confirmed the identity of the deceased as Cheyenne Michelle Mason-Lalonde, aged 20, was a resident of Fairmont Hot Springs and an employee of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Mason-Lalonde was found by a friend late in the evening of January 24. She was deceased at the scene, her death the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was unclear at  press deadline whether drugs and/or alcohol were a factor.

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Remember someone special by making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon in memory or in honour. Please let us know the name of the person you wish to remember, name and address of the next of kin, and we will send a card advising them of your gift. Also send us your name and address to receive a tax receipt. To donate on-line: www.cancer.ca Greater Trail Unit/ Rossland unit c/o Canadian Cancer Society 908 Rossland Ave Trail BC V1R 3N6 For more information, please call (250) 364-0403 or toll free at 1-888-413-9911

City of Trail

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT THE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION TAX EXEMPTION BYLAW

Take notice that Trail City Council intends to adopt a bylaw that will establish a revitalization tax exemption program in order to create an economic stimulus for encouraging private sector investment in building projects. To assist in the revitalization of the Downtown, the tax exemption program is being established to encourage: • construction of new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings • private residential housing and density options within the Downtown

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private commercial investment to strengthen the economy commercial and institutional building expansion to create employment opportunities for residents. The program is intended to accomplish these objectives by providing tax exemptions for up to 10 years to qualifying projects within the Tax Exemption Area, which includes the Downtown, the Gulch and the East Trail commercial area on Second Avenue south of Bailey Street.

Property owners undertaking new construction or major renovation projects in the years 2013 through 2017 within the Tax Exemption Area may be exempted from municipal taxes on the new assessment value attributable to the projects. The extent and maximum terms of the tax exemptions are summarized as follows:

Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Project Type

Residential / Mixed Use

Commercial

Façade Improvements

Residential / Commercial Renovation

Institutional

Building Permit Issuance by December 31, 2017

New construction of $10,000 or more

New construction of $10,000 or more

Renovation of $10,000 or more

Renovation of $10,000 or more

New construction of $10,000 or more

Property Tax Exemption and Term

100% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* (land and improvements) for 10 years

100% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* (land and improvements) for 10 years

Years 1 through 6 – 100% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 7 – 80% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 8 – 60% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 9 – 40% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 10 – 20% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* (improvements only)

Years 1 through 6 – 100% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 7 – 80% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 8 – 60% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 9 – 40% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* Year 10 – 20% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* (improvements only)

100% of the Eligible Tax Exemption* (land and improvements) for 5 years

* Eligible Tax Exemption is calculated by deducting the baseline assessment of land and improvements, or improvements only, from subsequent assessed values in each of the years following for the term of the exemption and applying the tax rate in the applicable year to the difference The Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 2745, 2013 can be viewed on the City’s website at www.trail.ca and will be considered for adoption at the Regular Council Meeting to be held on February 12, 2013. Michelle McIsaac Corporate Administrator


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Trail & District Churches

A Franciscan Blessing A friend shared with me this Franciscan blessing at the beginning of the year. Since we are only one month into this new year I thought I would also share these words. So today I offer this blessing to all. May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom and peace among all people. May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy. May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really can make a difference in this world, so that you are able WITH GOD’S GRACE to do what others claim cannot be done. And the blessing of God our supreme Majesty and Creator, Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word and our Saviour, and the Holy Spirit our Advocate and Guide be with you and remain with you, this day and forevermore. Major Heather Harbin The Salvation Army

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Dying with dignity

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uebec’s “Dying with Dignity” commission is recommending that their provincial government allow a limited form of euthanasia/assisted suicide. Under the recommendations, terminally ill individuals would be able to request the help of a doctor to end their life, if the individual is suffering from an incurable disease, is experiencing intolerable physical or psychological pain, and is palliative. Euthanasia/assisted suicide would be within the realm of medical care, and would be recognized as “medical aid in dying.” (In euthanasia, a third party, such as a doctor, takes the action that ends the individual’s life, while in assisted suicide the dying person takes the final action that causes louise death.) A recent call in show on CBC Radio Everyday Theology debated the issue of euthanasia/assisted suicide. Callers shared their experiences of journeying with people through debilitating diseases, and the process of dying. Those who expressed support for euthanasia/assisted suicide were responding from a place of compassion and love. While I do not support euthanasia/assisted suicide, I understand why many people favor the Quebec proposal, and see it as a compassionate, and humane response to dying. We do not want to watch someone we love suffer from a painful, and debilitating disease, that robs their body of its ability to function. We have an aversion to pain and suffering. Out of compassion for the dying, we want their suffering to end. The euthanasia/assisted suicide debate is often framed in terms of human dignity, and we hear frequent references to ‘dying with dignity’. There is a perception, and a fear, that we can lose our dignity in the dying process. We have come to equate human dignity with a properly functioning body. In this view, dignity depends on the health of the body. A dying body is seen as undignified, and as a moral affront; it robs the individual of ‘quality of life’, and it causes suffering to the dying and those around them. We are developing a societal vision of dying with dignity that, in my view, relies too heavily on the vigor of the body, and ignores the psychospiritual dimensions of human existence. Most Canadians would agree that human life is precious. Many of us believe that human life is sacred. In the Christian world view, which I share, the human person is more than a physical body. We are animated by a spiritual soul, and we share in the dignity of the image of God. Body and spirit, precious and sacred, the human person has an innate and inviolable dignity. We do not lose our dignity when our body breaks down. The fundamental concern of medical care, especially when caring for the terminally ill, must be concern for the whole person. Suffering and death, more than any other experience in life, reveals the spiritual dimension of our existence. A comprehensive debate on euthanasia/ assisted suicide must include a rigorous discussion on the concept of human dignity. While death is the disintegration of the body, it may also be a moment of exceptional grace, when we discover fully and completely our imperishable dignity, and meet its author face to face. Trail, BC resident Louise McEwan has a background in education and catechesis, and degrees in English and Theology. She writes every other week. Her blog is www.faithcolouredglasses. blogspot.com. Contact her at mcewan.lou@ gmail.com.

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Finding love in unlikely places still alive in age of online-dating

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Jason Margoreeth, son of Jeanine and Scott Margoreeth of Fruitvale, married Liz Moore, daughter of Linda and the late John Moore of Vancouver, on Nov. 23, 2012 in Los Cabos, Mexico. The couple is residing in Vancouver.

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Has virtual life and the promise of dating algorithms left some singles closed off to such onthe-ground happenstance? “The way we met, we tell everyone and they think it’s crazy,” Murphy offers. Never married, an internet marketer and without a boyfriend for years, Buergers considered herself a prime candidate for online dating before she bumped into Macaluso. “I just felt really uneasy about the online dating thing,” she said. “It’s not that it has a stigma for me or anything, but just personally, I couldn’t put myself out there like that.” Others lent assurances that shopping carts still collide, friends of friends still meet at weddings and passengers on planes still strike up conversations that land them happiness. For Barbara Ward, 55, it was the law. She married her real estate attorney in Portland, Maine, after consulting him in 2004 about a tricky condo development at an historic inn she had purchased. “Neither Ron or I had been looking for love, or even a date,” she said. “We never did finish those documents.” As a dating concierge, Thomas Edwards dreams of love 24/7, but he never thought he’d find it for himself with a fellow expert in the industry, especially one who works primarily online while he works mostly offline. Edwards, 27, is The Professional Wingman, a real-life “Hitch” who charges up to $20,000 for dating makeovers. He offers everything from confidence-boosting trips to bars for instruction on how to talk to women to lifestyle overhauls. “But I’d never done online dating,” he said. Laurie Davis, 31, is an online dating hound, with a new book out “Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating.” She helps people with taking just the right photo and hitting just the right tone in their dating bios. The two fell for each other after she spotted his Twitter avatar during a cruise of the hashtag “dating” and struck up a conversation in 140 characters. Turns out they grew up 20 minutes apart in the Boston area. The two plan to marry next year. “Everything really just escalated,” Davis said. “Needless to say I never needed to help him with his profile.”

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One of the most intense rivalries in the KIJHL hits the ice tonight, as the Beaver Valley Nitehawks get set to host the Nelson Leafs at the Beaver Valley Arena. The Nitehawks would like nothing more to sweep the Leafs and win out the remaining six games in the regular season and likely nab another Neil Murdoch division title, but they aren’t depending on it. The first-place Leafs hold a five-point lead on the Hawks, yet a Beaver Valley sweep of the two-game series this weekend would cut that to a single point with four games remaining. Follow that with a sweep of the Rebels and Spokane, and the Hawks still may finish on top. “It’s a 52-game season and if we were to be successful and win that’s great, but if we don’t, we don’t. It’s not the end of the world, we just got to win one game on the road in the playoffs,” said Nitehawks’ coach and GM Terry Jones. Inter-division games are always eventful, but the ones against Nelson and Castlegar even more so. Win or lose, they are usually always fiercely competitive, especially ones with the import of the upcoming matches. “We want to be playing our best. If we can get the guys prepared for what we have to do in four weeks time, then that’s what we’re looking for,”

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks go head-to-head with Nelson Leafs tonight as they begin a crucial series and final six games that may determine the winners of the Neil Murdoch division and overall regular season KIJHL champs. said Jones. The biggest reason for finishing in first is to enjoy home-ice advantage in the playoffs. It may have proven the difference in the Hawks’ Game-7 playoff win over Castlegar last season, but each team had stolen a game in the other’s barn leading up to the dramatic final-match. “It is a big factor,” said assistant coach Kevin Limbert. “It’s nice to have the home ice but at the end of the day all we’re concerned with is controlling how we play these next games, and putting our best foot forward, and our best effort on the ice. The standings will sort themselves out. I don’t think we’re looking at them as must win (games). . . if we play to our full potential these next six games, regardless of the outcome, that’s all we can ask for.” Beaver Valley hasn’t played the Leafs since Dec. 31 when the Hawks won 7-5 in Nelson. Prior to that, the Leafs reeled off three straight wins against B.V., including a 12-0 wake-up

call in the Hawks’ Nest of the most versatile and back on Nov. 2. The Leafs seasoned defensive corps in lead the season series 4-2, the KIJHL. Anchored by and are 7-3 in their last 10, veterans Arie Postmus, 21, while the Hawks are 7-2-1, Archie McKinnon, 19, Nick and the Rebels 8-1-1. Perez, 20, Derek Lashuk, However, with the 20, Fraser Stang, 19, and return of Dan Holland, Walker Sidoni, 18, the six and Ryan Edwards, this players are a physical force week’s signing that punishes of former Hawk offensive attackKeanan Patershuk, ers and executes and the addition of a stifling zone goaltender Jarrod defence, while Schamerhorn, quarterbacking an a different endless series of Nitehawks team dynamic offensive has emerged. opportunities. Combine that Perez is tied with a surging with Kamloops’ Dallas Calvin, and Daniel Buchanan ARIE great play from with the most POSTMUS rookies Kurt Black, points in the Connor Brownleague by a Maloski, Taylor Stafford, defenseman, while Ryley Brandt, and Michael Postmus, Lashuk, and Bell, the Hawks could be McKinnon are having their poised to repeat. most productive campaigns Beaver Valley’s vaunt- in the K this season, while ed offence has played a Sidoni and Stang are relilarge part in the team’s able, tough-as-nails, stayturn around as it leads at-home type defencemen. the league in goals-for, “It’s always good to get yet it could be the veteran rookies on the team, but defence that carries them for veteran D-men like through the playoffs. ourselves, it’s nice to have The Nitehawks own one a full D-corps that’s had

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Handley steals big to beat Tyson BY TIMES CORRESPONDENT

In Trail Retirees curling action last week the Coke Koyanagi rink faced off against Serge Pasquali rink in a dramatic showdown. Pasquali jumped out to a 4-2 lead but the Koyanagi rink scored three in the fifth to jump ahead. Pasquali answered with two in the sixth, and stole one in the seventh to take a two point lead into the eighth end, where Koyanagi missed

a slash raise take out by a hair to tie, and let Pasqhali score two for a 9-6 win. In the Harvey Handley versus Cliff Tyson battle, it was a tight race going into the sixth end, with Tyson holding a tenuous 5-4 lead. Tyson, a tour de force in retiree mens curling this year, took one in the sixth to stretch his lead. However, the Handley foursome stormed back with three in the seventh end to

jump ahead 7-6. Handley then stole an improbable four in the eighth end for the 11 6 victory. In a wonderful display of hits and draws, the Jim Stewart team would not be denied as the draw leader beat the Primo Secco rink 10-4. The Dan Horan team took two in the first end, then stole the next seven ends as they cruised to a 10 - 0 victory over the Coleman rink.

experience in the league before, and I’m sure it helps with developing kids as well,” said assistant captain Postmus. “Nelson’s got a good offence, but six veteran D-men really helps with the experience, but we still have to get the puck to our forwards and let them score the goals.” The Hawks will look to neutralize Leafs’ top scorer, veteran Colton Schell, along with recent acquistion, former Grand Forks Border Bruins’ leading scorer Connor Gross. The Leafs have also bolstered its back end by picking up experienced 20-year-old netminder Marcus Beesley from the Kamloops Storm last month. It’s not a given, but Postmus, a Fruitvale native and four-year vet, says the Hawk crew is full of confidence, and ready for another playoff run, perhaps even a KIJHL title. “We got a lot of hard working guys, a lot of guys lately that are putting the puck in the net, the new guys are doing good, key guys came back, and I real-

ly think we have a good chance to do it again,” said Postmus. “It would be great to go out with another win.” Team captain McKinnon agrees, but realizes the task is not an easy one. “It’s going to be to whoever is willing to work the hardest and whoever wants it the most.” While Jones is happy with the team’s progress, he realizes the playoffs are a different season, but is looking forward to the challenge of the upcoming games. “I think we’re excited about where we are in the season. The dog days are over, and now we’re in the stretch run to get to the playoffs. The games in Nelson and Castlegar are at a whole other level of intensity and we haven’t played them in a while so that’s what we miss. It’s nice to bring that element back in, and I know the guys will be jacked.” The puck drops at the Beaver Valley Arena at 7:30 p.m. tonight and in Nelson Saturday at 7 p.m.

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Bertolucci helps Oil Kings past Ice THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON – Montrose native and former Trail Smoke Eater Luke Bertolucci helped lift the Edmonton Oil Kings past the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook Wednesday. The West Kootenay product made Kootenay pay, as Bertolucci opened the scoring at 7:44 of the first, firing a shot past Kootenay netminder Wyatt Hoflin. T.J. Foster, Cody

Corbett and Curtis Lazar added second-period goals to pace the Oil Kings to a 4-2 victory in Western Hockey League action. Edmonton (36-11-5), earned its sixth straight win, while Joey Leach and Sam Reinhart replied for Kootenay (23-26-2), which came in having earned 13 of a possible 14 points in its last seven games. Foster, Corbett and Lazar scored 1:25 apart

early in the second to put Edmonton ahead 4-0. Leach scored Kootenay’s first goal of the game at 14:18, before Reinhart made it 4-2 on a two-man power play with 2:54 remaining in regulation. The 17-year-old Bertolucci has two goals and three assists in 32 games with the Eastern Conference leading Edmonton Oil Kings this season.


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hile the In the best possible Smoke world for the Smoke Eaters Eaters Salmon Arm rest and will arrive with only hope the Salmon two games in hand Arm Silverbacks and only a two-point hit town next week lead on Trail - meanon the heels of two ing the Smokies losses, the KIJHL’s could draw level, DAVE Beaver Valley and retain post seaNitehawks will, litson hopes with a win erally, be sweating Tuesday night. out the first of three Most of Trail’s Sports ‘n’ Things home-and-home remaining nine divisional series that games are at Cominco are their quest to overtake the top Arena. clubs in the league’s top division. Fewer than half of the The first-place Nelson Leafs will Silverback’s last 13 games are in be at the Fruitvale ice aerie Friday Salmon Arm - and all five of those and host Beaver Valley Saturday. games in March are on the road - so Make no mistake, if Beaver Valley there is that, but Trail has to face does not sweep those game their the division-leading and nationallyhopes of a first place finish and an ranked Penticton Vees four times to advantageous playoff pairing with close the season. the division’s fourth place Spokane It is, to say the least, a perilous squad will be pretty much gone position for the Smoke Eaters, but with the winter. there is, that still, small, hope for If you like junior hockey (what’s the future. not to like) these should be must•Just a comment on the arts see games. story in Wednesday’s Times. Velen •Meanwhile, Smoke Eaters and Vanderlick was called, “Doc,” by their fans will be, audibly or not, everybody who knew him because cheering on Chilliwack and Vernon the nickname fit his academic creover the weekend so that Trail’s dentials. He possessed at least three slim and slimming fourth-place doctorates, including academicallychances stay alive. earned ones in Law and Education After a credible performance on and at least one awarded honourthe road kept those chances, albeit ably to mark a very interesting life on life support, alive, the Smokies and careers path. now have to keep their fingers Multi-lingual (albeit English was crossed during their 10-day break his least fluent) and dedicated to that next week’s game against the children, education and this area as Silverbacks at Cominco Arena still well as art, Doc was a local treasure. holds meaning for the team when Nice to know more of his work will it arrives. be available for residents to view.

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The Greater Trail Smokettes women’s hockey team helped out a very worthy cause, donating $500 to augment the coffers of the United Church Food Bank. From left: Bridget Kivell, Marylynn Rakuson, Eleanor Harper, and Janice Nightingale. Back row from left is Emma Haskins and Holly Jenkins.

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS - The San Francisco 49ers never have tasted defeat in a Super Bowl, going 5-0. It’s the most impressive mark for any franchise in the big game. Baltimore also is undefeated, with the Ravens winning their only appearance, in 2001. Someone will have the Super Bowl blahs for the first time after Sunday’s title game in the Superdome. The Ravens (13-6), who are 3 1/2 -point underdogs, are on one of those runs reminiscent of recent NFL champions. Indeed, the New York Giants reached the Super Bowl a year ago in a similar manner, winning a wild-card game at home, then two playoffs on the road, including an overtime thriller. The Giants got healthy down the stretch, something the Ravens have replicated, particularly on defence where star linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs are giving vintage performances following injury-shortened seasons. “I believe we have found a way to believe in each other, and nothing else matters,” said Lewis, who will retire after the game. “That is one thing about our sideline. When we are on our sideline, there is only

one thing that matters, when this game ends, we will be victorious, and everybody believes the same thing. That’s what’s been our road, no matter who’s been up, who’s been down, who’s been hurt, who’s been injured. We found a way to pick each other up.” Baltimore’s path to New Orleans led through New England, where the Ravens fell to the Patriots in last year’s AFC title game. But they outscored the Patriots 21-0 in the second half to earn their spot in the Super Bowl. San Francisco (134-1) also came up one win short a year ago, losing to the Giants for the NFC championship. That defeat has driven the 49ers just as much as the Ravens’ failure in 2011 lifted them. These Niners are built around a physical, stingy defence that also has been the Ravens’ persona for years, although not as much in 2012 as

in Lewis’ other 17 pro seasons. Linebacker Patrick Willis, who like Lewis wears No. 52 and is a perennial All-Pro, is the anchor. “As a kid, you grew up watching,” Willis said. “Just to have the opportunity to be able to play in this game given my first four years (out of the playoffs), we were at home at this time watching other teams play. Last year we were one game away. To be able to be here, is truly special.” To make it extra special, San Francisco’s offence will need to outdo Baltimore’s. The Ravens have scored 90 points in three games, and the Niners have 73 in two. Baltimore’s defence has made big plays against Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Now it gets an entirely different type of quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. His combination of running skill, powerful arm and surprising cool for a second-year pro makes him par-

ticularly dangerous against the Ravens. Baltimore does not have the fastest defence in the league. Then again, the 49ers must deal with Joe Flacco, the only QB to win a post-season game in each of his first five seasons. Flacco also has six road playoff victories, a league record. He’s also outplayed Brady, the most successful quarterback of the last dozen seasons, in two straight AFC title games. But he has his critics because this is his first Super Bowl trip in five tries. “I think there is definitely a part of all of us that hear things and when somebody doubts what you want to do, you definitely go show them that they may be wrong,” he said. “I think for the most part we play for each other and that stuff is kind of a secondary issue.” While the Ravens and 49ers play for each other, the Harbaugh brothers, John of the Ravens and Jim of the 49ers, will go against each other in the first Super Bowl featuring sibling head coaches. They’ve had fun with the topic this week, but it will be as serious as football can get on Sunday. With older brother John coming out on top. RAVENS, 27-24

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All individuals or companies who are currently registered through the ministry’s offices in Nelson or Grand Forks will be mailed invitations by the end of January to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year. Individuals or companies who were not registered in 2012, but who wish to have their equipment listed, are invited to visit the Nelson or Grand Forks office to obtain the appropriate registration forms. You will be required to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance with minimum $2 million third party liability and a WorkSafe BC clearance letter prior to starting work on any ministry projects. Dump trucks must provide a current weigh slip, front tire size, and manufacturer’s front axle rating. Equipment can only be registered in one area in any given year and must be owned or leased-to-own in order to be eligible for registration. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations for the 2013/2014 fiscal year is March 20, 2013. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed. Register by March 20, 2013 at one of these offices:

Nelson Office: 310 Ward Street, 4th Floor Telephone: 250 354-6400

Grand Forks Office: 7290 2nd Street Telephone: 250 442-4384


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this. Right after the holiday, my mother fell and broke her hip. She ended up needing two surgeries. She refused additional treatment, saying she’d had enough. She went into hospice care and died a few days later. My son became angry with me, saying I deliberately shortened Mom’s life by putting her into hospice. My son’s fiancee still has not apologized for what she texted. I haven’t heard from either of them since. I am hurt and upset. I not only lost my mother, but it seems I’ve lost my son, as well. How do I handle this mess? My husband

impaired and have friends who have glaucoma, eye cancer and developing cataracts or are post cataract surgery, and some of us have macular degeneration in various stages. We are blessed that we can still use our computers, but are unable to read the small print of most messages. We need and appreciate the larger capital letters. Please tell your readers to think outside the box before criticizing those of us with limited vision. -Windows to the Soul Dear Windows: We are sympathetic to your plight, but using all caps looks like shouting to most people. Of course, if that’s the only way you can see the type, by all means continue. However, please know that there are other ways to increase the type size. Try holding CTRL while pressing the plus sign or rolling your mouse wheel forward. Or hit “reply,” and then

highlight the text and increase the font size. Your browser may offer other options in the manual or online. Dear Annie: Please tell “No Name, No Location” to get in touch with a local Cub Scout or Boy Scout troop for help shoveling

snow or cutting their grass. Both groups of scouts are required to perform community service. When I was a Cubmaster, we organized kids to rake leaves for some elderly residents. Paying it back by volunteering is a winwin. -- Problem Solved

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net.

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and I are both losing sleep. -- Hurt Dear Hurt: Our condolences on the loss of your mother. Your son may be feeling guilty for pressuring you to abandon Grandma for his fiancee’s Christmas dinner, not realizing how short her time was. It is not uncommon to deflect that by blaming someone else. And his fiancee may be encouraging his anger toward you because it gets her off the hook entirely. Please forgive them so you can work on your grieving process without this additional sadness. Keep the lines of communication open, and try to maintain a certain superficiality. We hope this will allow the relationship to move forward. Dear Annie: We are getting tired of people telling us that the use of capital letters in our emails means we are “shouting” at them. This idea should be tossed out. We are visually

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Dear Annie: Two years ago, my son’s fiancee recommended we rotate who hosts Christmas dinner. That year, she and my son went to her mom’s house, and last year they were supposed to come to mine. Instead, they went to her mom’s again and were upset that I didn’t want to tag along. Annie, at the time, my 73-year-old mother was in a rehab facility. There was no way I could bring her along for dinner, and I refused to leave her alone for the holiday. A week before Christmas, my future daughter-in-law sent me a text asking me to reconsider. I again said no. She accidentally texted me instead of my son and said, “Your mom is a nasty liar.” I was dumbfounded. I immediately got another text saying, “I’m sorry, but my feelings are hurt.” I forwarded both of these to my son, who said he was at work and didn’t have time to deal with

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For Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It’s Groundhog Day! Enjoy schmoozing with others, because your popularity rating is strong now. Younger, artistic people definitely will appeal to you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) People in authority will notice you now because the Sun is shining on you, as it were. Make the most of this, because this light is flattering. (This is why offers are coming your way.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Get away from your daily routine, and do something different. By all means, travel if you can. Perhaps you can expand your horizons by learning something new or taking a course. You’re curious! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Romantic relationships are quite passionate now, and definitely affectionate. This is also a good time to benefit from

the wealth and resources of others. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Remember to get more sleep, because the Sun is as far away from you as it gets all year, and the Sun is your source of energy. Respect your need for more rest. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Do whatever you can to get better organized, because you’re strongly motivated to do so now. In other words, capitalize on this urge. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A playful time! Enjoy sports events, the theater, movies, parties, fun times with children and opportunities to socialize with others. You want to have fun! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Home, family and your domestic world are your primary focus now. In fact, many of you are enjoying redecorating or fixing up your digs.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Short trips and fun times with siblings and relatives will make your day. This is also an excellent time for those of you who write, teach, act or sell, because your words are like gold! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Opportunities to earn more money or make money on the side are all around you now. Keep your eyes open.

Naturally, opportunities to buy beautiful things also surround you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) It’s easy to be charming and diplomatic with others now, so enjoy good times and increased popularity. This is your hour! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Because your birthday is approaching, your personal year is ending. Set aside some

time to think about how you want your new year to be different or better in some way. YOU BORN TODAY You are talented and make your skills look easy and natural. Many of you are sophisticated and represent the epitome of your society. Many of you know how to develop an impressive technique. Once you find your line of work, you become totally absorbed in it. You’re capable of great originality. Your year ahead is the beginning of a

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

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The 4th annual WCOWMA-BC Convention & Trade Show will be held at the Ramada Convention Centre (36035 North Parallel Rd) in Abbotsford on February 7-9, 2013. Workshops, open forum discussions, networking opportunities and door prizes. Trade show admission is complimentary. Don’t miss the only wastewater trade show and convention in BC. Info at www.wcowma-bc.com.

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Employment Career Opportunities ATTENTION Work from home Turn spare time into income Free training/flexible hours Computer required. www.freedomnan.com

CLASS 1 Driver required for flatdeck haul from Trail to Tacoma WA. ABOVE Average wage offered, home every weekend. Fax 250-367-2206 or call 250-364-8354

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

In Memoriam

In Memoriam In loving memory of

Heavy Duty Mechanic Required for an established, medium size logging and construction equipment dealership located in South Eastern B.C. Qualified applicants should have “hands-on” experience in the general repairs and maintenance of utility, construction and logging equipment. Applicants can work full-time or part-time (as their schedule permits). Most work will be inside shop diagnosing and repairing components... - Engines - Transmissions - Planetary Final Drives - Hydraulic Pumps & Valves - Winches, etc. Wages to be based on experience and product knowledge. For more information - Call us TOLL FREE: 1-800-562-5303

fax 250.368.8550 email nationals@trailtimes.ca Career Career Career Employment Opportunities Opportunities Opportunities Education/Trade Schools

Lily Doherty Who passed away February 3, 2012

Your memories are everywhere.

MOUNT MILLIGAN THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. Construction began in mid-2010 with commercial production projected for the latter part of 2013. Mount Milligan is owned by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following positions: t Chief Mine Engineer & Mine Engineer t Senior Surveyor t Chief Geologist t Construction Superintendent t Civil Supervisor t HD Mechanics t Health & Safety Advisor t Electricians & E&I Mechanics t Mine Maintenance Superintendent t Flotation & Control Room Operators / Supervisors t Millwrights t Many, many more. For complete job descriptions please visit: www.mtmilligan.com Apply by email to: MtMilligan-Resumes@tcrk.com Or by Fax: 888-881-3527

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Margaret, Tyler & Shawna We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

In Memoriam

Career Opportunities Located in the West Kootenay of southeastern BC, 450 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.

In Loving Memory of

Giovanni Anselmo February 1, 2003

It has been ten years since the day you left us. Memories of the day we lost you brings many tears. It is a day that can never be forgotten. Each day never gets any easier, we just do the best we can without you. Gone from our sight, but never our memories, Gone from our touch, but never our hearts. Loved with a love beyond all telling, Missed with a grief beyond all tears, To the world you were just one To us you were the entire world. You have left a void that will never be filled. Today, tomorrow, our whole lives through, We will always love and remember you. Sadly and greatly missed. Never to be forgotten. You are forever loved, cherished and held dear in our hearts by your loving wife Rosaria, children and spouses and grandchildren.

CASUAL RELIEF POOL LABOURERS Castlegar, BC We are currently accepting applications to join our casual Relief Pool. Successful applicants will be trained in a variety of entry level positions across our operation, and then called in to cover vacancies as they occur. If you are looking to align with a progressive organization that respects the potential & ideas of people, let’s review our mutual expectations:

What We Expect ✓ Prior related work experience highly desirable ✓ Self-directed, finds work to be done ✓ Demonstrated examples of initiatives; gets things done ✓ Team focused approach to problem & tasks ✓ Generates ideas & suggestions ✓ At least 1 year of relevant postsecondary education

What You Can Expect ✓ State of the art technology & facilities ✓ Varied work experiences within the mill ✓ Opportunities for increased responsibilities ✓ A collegial & stable work environment ✓ An incomparable family & recreationally oriented lifestyle with 4 distinct seasons ✓ $27.53 per hour plus a great benefits & pension package

For those yearning to get on board a growing enterprise & advance their skills, this is a rare opportunity!

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

To learn more about Zellstoff Celgar go to www.mercerint.com

Think you can make a difference? Then send me your resume: lisaa@celgar.com by February 15, 2013. We thank all applicants; only those whose candidacy best suits our needs will be contacted.

Working together to be the best for our communities, our environment….our future!


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21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:

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ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for April 1, 2013. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com

Help Wanted Certified Automotive Technician(s)

Required also accepting 3rd or 4th year apprentice Apply in person with resume Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5:00 1050 Columbia Avenue Castlegar BC No Phone Calls

Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.

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Apprentices considered training available Contact Nick or Kevin Trowelex, Castlegar 250-365-3315 or email info@trowelex.com

OFFICE POSITION- Bookkeeper required for busy construction supply company. Must be computer literate, Excel and Word with previous accounting experience in Payables, Receivables and Payroll. Submit resumes to: Korpack Cement Products korpack@telus.net or fax 250-368-9124 **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

Labourers PORTAGE College in Lac La Biche, AB, is looking for Maintenance Service Workers. For more info, visit our website at portagecollege.ca or call 1-866-623-5551, ext. 5597.

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SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast tug.ca/shore-mechanic

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GREATER TRAIL HOSPICE SOCIETY 250-364-6204

Volunteers Needed! The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with the Relay for Life. 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: Survivor Development Chair - Coordinating events to recognize participants who have survived cancer Entertainment - Assist with planning event entertainment Accounting & Registration - Assist with processing fees, collecting donations and completing team registrations For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities Contact Susan at 1-800-656-6426 or visit Sirvolunteers@bc.cancer.ca www.cancervolunteer.ca

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

Personal Care WEST KOOTENAY MOBILE FOOT CARE: Nursing foot care by experienced Registered Nurse. $40/session. Comprehensive health assessment with treatment. James Cooke, RN (250)5515506 wkootenayfootcare@gmail.com

Handypersons For all your Handyman needs call Gare’s Home Maintenance & Contracting Dealer for Bathway.ca turn your exciting bathtub into a shower Call 250-359-2983 or Cell 250-304-5298

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Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

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The Greater Trail Hospice Society invites applications for: Volunteer Coordinator Qualifications include Diploima or certificate in a health or human services field desirable or combination of relevant education and experience. Contract Position (.3 FTE) Closing Date: Feb 8, 2013. To request a job description, or to submit a resume and letter of intent, please contact: gail.pot@telus.net

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

EDGEWATER APTS. in Glenmerry, 2bd. heat incl. F/S. $725./mo. 250-368-5908

TRAIL, Rossland Ave. 3bd, f/s, w/d, $700./mo. + utilities. 250-368-1015 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

2 br house in E. Trail $850 + util. 4 br 2 bath house in W. Trail. New paint & carpet. $950 + util. Refs req. 250 6084425.

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Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.

GIVE PENNY your Pennies. For Akua Puali Homestead Society; a permanent Home for Adults with Special Needs. @Got Juiced 250-368-3380

FRUITVALE, 2bd. Newly renovated, incl. w/d,f/s. On park, close to school & all amenities. Snow rem. $700./mo. +util. 250-921-9141

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

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822

ROSSLAND Bright, Sunny 2bdrm, available immediately, 250-362-9473 SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. immed. 250-368-3055

Misc for Rent GLENMERRY, new single car garage with lights & power. $95./mo. 250-368-6075

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3 BED in Trail, garage, yard, parking, newly reno’d. w/d, $950 a month plus electric. 250-231-8546. E.TRAIL, 2+bdrm. house, no bsmt. Pets ok. $795./mo. Near Safeway. 250-368-6076. Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, Addition, in Thrums, No dogs over 15 # 250-359-7178, 250-304-9273

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SUNNINGDALE, 2-BDRM. 1142 Marianna Crescent. $700. n/s, n/p. Avail. Mar.1st 250-551-2582

CUTE 2 bdrm Warfield $750/mo. New furnace Avail Feb 1. 250-231-1201

TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. $950./mo. N/S, N/P. Avail. immed. 250-367-7558

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The City of Trail 2013 Annual Utility Invoices have now been mailed. Invoices must be paid in full by Thursday, February 28, 2013 for property owners to take advantage of the early payment discount. Postdated Cheques, MasterCard or Visa are acceptable. Please contact City Hall if you have not received your Notice. This may be of particular importance to new property owners. Payment options include: • On-line at www.trail.ca J Municipal ServicesJOnline Bill Payment JUtility Bill icon; • On-line banking – check with your Financial Institution for details; • Mail to the City of Trail: 1394 Pine Avenue, TRAIL, B.C. V1R 4E6; • Outside drop box (non cash payments only) located adjacent to the main entrance to City Hall; • In person at City Hall by Cash, Cheque, MasterCard, Visa or Debit Card, The Ànal due date for payment of 2013 Utility Invoices is Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Any outstanding balance at this date will transfer into the associated Property Tax account with a 10% penalty.

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Money What is a loss in the eyes of the Canadian Revenue Agency?

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s tax season approaches it’s wise to understand legitimate losses and how to claim them. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) defines several types of losses that can be used to offset income. Here is a thumbnail sketch of three of the most common. Did you operate a proprietorship in 2012? Suffer a business loss at the end day? It’s not the most pleasant feeling to not have made money, but there is a silver lining. A “non-capital loss” occurs when a business loss exceeds income from all sources for that year. So after expenses, excluding any wages paid to the proprietor, the loss can be carried back up to 3 years to off-set profits from those years and recover taxes paid at that time, or if there are no past profits, CRA permits a carryforward for 20 years.

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Tax Tips & Pits This also holds true for rental property companies and farming operations, although there are restricted farm losses for hobby farmers. Tip: If there are past profits, apply the loss to the oldest year first so that its applicability is not lost the following year if again a business loss occurs. Then there are “allowable business investment losses” (ABIL). This loss occurs with nonrecoverable debt or loss on shares of qualified small business corporations. In other words, you invested in a corporation by

way of loans or equity purchase and now the loan or a portion of it is deemed uncollectible, or the shares are valued at nil or sold at diminished value. Tip: The ABIL can be used to offset any form of income and can be carried back 3 years or forward 10. If carried forward and not used in the 10 year period, the ABIL is then treated as a capital loss (described next) and consequently is available indefinitely as a carry-forward. Losses can also occur from the disposal of capital assets such as stocks and recreational property. This is a “capital loss”. However, before a true loss exists, all capital gains in 2012 from the disposal of assets have to be netted against all capital losses. If the number is negative then there is a net capital loss. And to be accurate, because CRA generously only

requires 50 per cent of a capital gain to be reported as income, then only 50 per cent of a capital loss is applicable. A little known fact is that capital losses can also occur on personal use property such as artwork, jewellery, sports cards, coins and the like if, and only if, there has been a declaration made with CRA listing the valuables with the current market value. This may sound like some sort of hedge against the value dropping in your “soon-tobe-extinct penny collection” and therefore the creation of a convenient capital loss. Just remember, once registered, if there ever is a capital gain upon the sale of a prized possession, this gain has to be reported. Tip: A capital loss cannot be used to off-set other income (except in the year of death). If there are

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requires a little compromise and tolerance. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Do what you can to feel more on top of your scene. Work to get better organized on your job and at home. (You’ll love yourself for this later.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a very pleasant day for you, because the Moon fits beautifully with your sign. It’s a great day

to party, schmooze, enjoy sports, vacations or playful times with children. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) If you can cocoon at home today, you will enjoy some private time just for you to ruminate and ponder the finer things of life. Try to take this day off. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A busy day! You have your to-do list, and you intend to get things done.


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For Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t worry if you feel strange or irritable today. An unusual, passing planetary influence is at play that makes you discouraged or out of sorts. It is short-lived. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Although you might want to drive your point home in discussions with others today, you will pull your punches. You’re not entirely sure that you’re on the right track. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you have been ambitious lately, today you’re unsure. Maybe things around you have changed. Maybe things inside you have changed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) When it comes to religion or politics today, you suddenly might be unsure. Someone might say something that makes you second-guess what you previously embraced. Strange.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although you were prepared to fight for your fair share of something today, you’re not so sure. Maybe things have changed or the tables have turned? VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Recently, you might have felt annoyed with partners or close friends. But today, strangely, you feel sympathetic to them. Perhaps you have more information and a better understanding. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although you were keen to get something done today, something has pushed you off course. You’ve lost your juice or your conviction. Don’t worry; this is temporary. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Romantic relationships are confusing today, which is why you should tread carefully. You could kid yourself about someone and not really see who he or she is.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Be a straight shooter when talking to family members today, because you’ll be tempted to withhold information. In the end, you will be found out and perhaps you will regret this. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Be extra-clear in all your communication with others, because you might be tempted to play fast and loose with the truth in order to dodge something unpleasant. Why lose your integrity with others? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Be very careful in all your financial dealings today, because things are not as they appear. What you once thought was a straight deal might be wobbly! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) All kinds of emotions are arising within you today, which makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. Basically, this is because you’re just not sure what’s going on.

YOU BORN TODAY You are lively, dynamic and very entertaining to others. You’re also brave and daring. You like to do things your own way, because you have a strong streak of independence. You have abundant energy and will fight for your beliefs. You often do things in a unique way. In the year ahead, an important choice will arrive -- choose wisely. Birthdate of: Rosa Parks, civil-rights activist; Clint Black, musician; Kitaro, composer. For Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You have a strong feeling that you want to escape or get away from “all this” today. Travel will please you, and any chance to do something different will satisfy your urge for a change of scenery. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might have a debate with someone in a group situation about shared property, inheritances or anything you own jointly with others. Try to listen. Don’t jump to conclusions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared to compromise with others today, because that’s just what needs to happen. Accept this gracefully, and go with the flow. (No biggie.)

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although you want to try to get better organized today, lighten up this afternoon, because your efforts could be frustrated. Expect shortages, delays and goofy mistakes. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A playful, artistic, creative day, indeed! Enjoy flirtations, playful activities with children, sports and vacation days. It’s a good day to kick back and relax. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Focus on home, family and domestic issues today. Conversations with a parent could be significant. This is a great day to relax at home; however, avoid major expenditures. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A busy day! Short trips, conversations with everyone and increased time with siblings, as well as reading and writing, will keep you on your toes. Yada yada yada. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your focus is on money, finances and cash flow today. Nevertheless, this is a poor day to spend money or make major purchases. Just try to get the full picture. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you more emotional than usual.

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However, it also attracts a bit of good luck to you. Yay! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) No doubt you will choose to work behind the scenes or alone today, because it just feels better. Lower your expectations for your accomplishments in the afternoon, because that is just a goofy time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Conversation with a female companion could be significant today. Even though you’re focused on your goals, don’t make major decisions today. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Certain aspects of your private life probably will be made public today -- just be aware of this. Be discreet, and keep your eyes open. Be ready to do damage control. YOU BORN TODAY You have a grace to your speech and movement that is almost delicate. You can be extremely convincing in a quiet way. You are insightful and skilled at smoothing over troubled waters with others or between third parties. In the year ahead, you have a chance to study or learn something that will be quite valuable. Your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Darren Criss, actor/singer; Michael Sheen, actor; Charlotte Rampling, actress.


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TRAIL –The Abbeyfield Greater Trail Society recently presented a cheque for $34,000 to the Trail and District Senior Citizens’ Society to help with improvements to the Villa Centralia Seniors’ Housing facility located on Shaver’s Bench. The Abbeyfield Greater Trail Society was formed in 2007 with hopes of being able to convert the former General Manager’s House owned by Teck Metals Ltd. into an Abbeyfield House for seniors. The company had committed to donate the house and land and former Senior Vice President

Roger Brain had committed to make a personal donation of $500,000 if an appropriate and sustainable use for the house was identified. The society assessed the feasibility of converting the home into seniors’ housing however, the cost of renovation proved that the project could not be deemed feasible. Since that time, drawing from a study it commissioned into the need for additional units of seniors housing in the community, the society has been looking for an opportunity to build new housing, possibly in collabora-

tion with another partner organization. While that opportunity has not emerged, the Board did learn that the Trail and District Senior Citizens’ Society had determined that improvements were needed to the Villa Seniors Housing facility it operates, ensuring it continues to offer affordable housing into the foreseeable future. Although determined to be structurally sound, the units that were built in the late 50s, are in need of various improvements to make them safer and more comfortable for the residents.

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Leigh Harrison, Vice President of the Abbeyfield Greater Trail Society presented a cheque to Gordon Titsworth, Secretary of the Trail and District Senior Citizens’ Society. Also pictured from left; are Jan Morton, Martha Fish, Joanne McQuary and Shane McIntyre, members of the Board of the Abbeyfield Greater Trail Society.

KOOTENAY HOMES INC.

The Local Experts™

1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818 www.kootenayhomes.com www.century21.ca

OPEN HOUSE

STING NEW LI

ICE NEW PR

Saturday, Feb 2nd

11am - 1pm 628 Turner Street, Warfield

$114,900

3397 Laurel Crescent, Trail

$154,900

Great price for a Glenmerry townhouse, in good condition. Quick possession possible. Easy care living with small yard, the backyard is fenced and has a small patio. These townhouses have a charm about them and offer 3 bdrms, 11/2 baths. Basement ready to finish how you would like. Call your REALTOR® for a showing today.

300 Kootenay Avenue, Tadanac

1867 – 4th Avenue, Rossland

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!

Newly renovated 1800’s home with 3 bdrms, 2 baths and plenty of parking. Inside boasts a spacious open kitchen with large deck through the French doors, and new flooring throughout. New 200 Amp panel wired and ready for a hot tub. Don’t miss this great package.

Cozy, cute and nicely updated 2 bdrm home with laundry room and storage space in the basement. The lot is in the process of being subdivided and this home will sit on an approx 60x50 lot. Quick possession available!

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

$225,000

$359,000

Great Location - quiet dead end street in Warfield – 2 plus bdrm./1 bath updated 3 floor home - vacant and ready for quick possession -call for more details and viewing.. Call Mark (250) 231-5591

2213 – 4th Avenue, Rossland

$129,000

CASTLEGAR CORNER

Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur

439 Rossland Avenue, Trail

1002 – 8th Street, Castlegar

$250,000

2304 – 11th Avenue, Castlegar

Fantastic opportunity- 29 subdividable acres for your dream home, hobby farm or to hold as an investment. Treed with large level building sites and plenty of privacy. Electricity and telephone available at property line. Call your REALTOR® today to view this opportunity.

$229,000

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

$245,000

Great family home in central location! 4 bdrms/3 baths, master bedroom with ensuite, new laminate flooring. Huge wrap-around sundeck, yard with a private patio area, several fruit trees and a garden. A double garage & room to park an RV. See it today!

$69,000

801 – 21st Street, Castlegar

$299,000

Need space? 4800 sq ft house built in 1992; double garage, huge workshop, bachelor suite! Needs some TLC. Excellent opportunity!

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

Call Art (250) 368-8818

STING NEW LI

STING NEW LI

Ron & Darlene Your ICE NEW PR

$159,000

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

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

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Local Home Team

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#101-1800 Kirkup Avenue, Rossland

OPEN HOUSE Saturday Feb 2 12-2pm

ICE NEW PR

Lot 18 Iron Colt Avenue, Rossland

804 Redstone Drive, Rossland

This 2 bedroom home features incredible views and great off-street parking, a renovated kitchen and bath, maple floors in the living room, a full basement and a private backyard. Large sundeck/carport.

Spectacular Sunshine and Views!! This .32 acre lot with underground services is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in an area of new homes and backs onto the extensive Rossland Trails Network. This property has prime trails access!!

Building your lifestyle. This new home is built in a contemporary style and features 3 bdrms and 2 baths. Included is the 2-5-10 year “New Home Warranty”. The listed price also includes Net HST and a kitchen appliance package.

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

2442 Thompson Avenue, Rossland

$149,000

$195,000

$339,000

1840 Daniel Street, Trail

683 Binns Street, Trail

$153,750

Court ordered sale. Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in West Trail. Many upgrades done.

$59,900

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

Priced like the good old days. Well built older home with some upgrades.. 2 furnaces, 2 hot water tanks. Great deal!

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

Mary Amantea

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

mamantea@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

ext 30

Cell: 250-231-5591

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

ext 26

Cell: 250-521-0525

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

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

Art Forrest

ext 42 c21art@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

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

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

terryalton@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

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

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

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


Trail Daily Times, February 01, 2013  

February 01, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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