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Airport talks ready for takeoff


Regional district sets out conditions BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff


Sally, a 15-year-old border collie-cross, has been making daily rounds with the residents of Columbia View Lodge for six years. She is a therapy dog, and provides affection and comfort to the seniors. Her owner, April Ling, is the receptionist at the home’s front desk. “If I am on vacation or off for the day, nobody notices that I am gone. All they want to know is, ‘Where is Sally?’” Ling said that when new residents arrive, their faces light up, because they are happy and comforted to see Sally lying on her mat in the lobby. Studies show that a pet can ward off depression, lower blood pressure, and boost immunity.

Bridge plan left hanging after grant refused


The vision of a pedestrian crossing over the Columbia River, for now, remains a pipe dream. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Trail council announced that the city has been denied funding for a new pipe bridge, at the old Trail bridge location. In March 2012, the City of Trail, supported by the East End Service (EES), submitted applications to the Canada-B.C. Gas Tax strategic priorities and innova-

tions fund program. The first application requested funds relating to the proposed Columbia River pedestrian/pipe bridge crossing project. “The city will follow up with provincial authorities and express its concern and try to determine why this grant application was not supported,” said David Perehudoff, chief administrative officer and financial administrator for the city. “There is obvious disappointment given the broad regional




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There is wind beneath the wings of an offer to purchase the regional airport. The City of Trail has conditions that must be met as it moves ahead with its proposal to purchase the regional airport from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB). What may be the most problematic stipulation, is the dissolution of services upon sale. “This is an important issue,” said Larry Gray, RDKB board chair. He explained that in the event that the airport is sold, services that include fire and waste management would be dissolved. That means, if the operating costs exceed what the city can maintain, then the only way the RDKB would consider taking the airport under its wing again, is through a referendum. “We (RDKB) would put a vote to the people before accepting it back.” Councillor Robert Cacchioni countered that the airport would run exactly as it is now. “Regarding the dissolution of services, all that means is that it will be run under the auspices of the City of Trail,” he said. City of Trail residents currently foot 44 per cent of the taxes for the airport. In the event of the purchase, the East End Services (EES), a subcommittee of the RDKB including Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, Fruitvale, Area A and B) would no longer be responsible to pay the balance. “The only difference upon sale would be that they (EES) would not longer be paying taxes to support the service,” said Cacchioni. See STAFF, Page 3

benefit that the bridge provides,” said Perehudoff. However, Perehudoff said that the city hopes to proceed with a detailed design this year, and move forward with tender in early 2014. At this time, the financing plan is still subject to council approval, and includes borrowing for the city’s share of the capital cost and using the annual gas tax payments to offset the debt payments, he explained. “This way, there will be no

direct property tax increase to proceed with the construction.” Perehudoff said that the regional district would contribute its share directly, which is estimated to be $3 million of the $6.5 million dollar cost. “The regional sewer line serves Trail, Rossland, Warfield and part of Area B,” he explained. “The bridge would also allow a walking deck, and opportunity to add a second water crossing over the Columbia River.” See SEWER, Page 3

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St. Michael’s School recently hosted a Ready Set Learn event funded by the Ministry of Education. About 70 children under the age of seven and their caregivers from the Greater Trail community enjoyed an afternoon of music, crafts and stories based on the popular Howard B. Wigglebottom books.

Tips on reporting tips at income tax time


eads-up to employees in the service industry: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is paying close attention on the reporting of tips. In the summer of 2012, news broke that CRA had conducted a two year pilot project auditing 145 service workers in 4 businesses and discovered 1.7 million dollars of unreported tips. In essence, the servers had only reported half their actual income and on average wound up owing

about$1,550 each in unpaid tax. In fact, CRA tax experts estimate that tips in some segments of the service industry not only double one’s income but may actually quadruple it. At the same time, it appears the rule of thumb is for service workers to report as little as 10% of their tips ... but as governments scramble to find revenue you can bet this windfall of tax revenue from 145 services workers will not be treated as a one-off audit.

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“How would CRA ever figure out if little ole’ me reports my tips incorrectly?” Well, in addition to the fact that audit attention by CRA on tips will continue, one should realize that CRA has access to all tax returns and crosscomparisons are as easy as the click of a mouse. CRA can easily ascertain the average tips and the range of tips reported, drilled right down to the co-workers at place of work. By the way, fitting within these parameters is likely a good thing. What to do, besides the obvious of reporting all tips? Keep a logbook that

lists the value of tips received and on what date, and whenever there is something unusual, note why tips were up or down that day. Although not bullet proof from CRA scrutiny, CRA does love this type of tracking. What about the tax liability created by tips? Because tips are usually reported annually as “other income” with no portion of those tips withheld and remitted to CRA by your employer on your behalf during the year, a service worker could have a large tax liability at the time of filing. One solution is to ask the employer to withhold more of your regular wages as taxes every pay period. The other is to set-up instalment payments with CRA that are remitted directly to CRA quarterly. Interestingly, you may not have this as an option because CRA

may demand quarterly installments once your level of “other income” is established. On a positive note, “other income” qualifies as earned income, and the higher one’s earned income, the higher one’s Canada Pension Plan cheques upon retirement ... but of course this means CPP premiums have to be paid on the tips. Don’t worry, your tax preparer will, or software should, calculate the premium due at time of filing automatically for you. Finally, service workers please don’t feel picked on by CRA. This CRA pilot project also included audits in the trucking industry, web-based sales, retail cash register manipulation and even house flipping. Ron Clarke has his MBA and is a business owner in Trail, providing accounting and tax services. Email him or see all previous columns at ron.

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State of current sewer line a concern FROM PAGE 1 The idea of constructing a new pedestrian bridge/sewer pipeline across the Columbia River was first proposed to the RDKB and City of Trail, following a cost review summary in 2011. “That discussion came about with the citizens when we were discussing what to do about the old Trail bridge,” said councillor Rick Georgetti. “We knew we had to put a new sewer pipe to cross the river because the old bridge had been declared not safe, and might even collapse at some point in time.” A pedestrian bridge over the line, would be visually pleasing and allow people to cross the river on foot or bicycle, he said. The RDKB owns the Columbia Pollution Control Centre situated in East Trail. The facility is a primary level sewage treatment plant that provides regional wastewater treatment and disposal for approximately 14,000 people residing in the municipalities of Trail, Rossland

and Warfield, Oasis and Rivervale. “The failure of the sewer line last year is very concerning and the city will work in partnership with the regional district to advance the bridge as high priority in 2013,” said Perehudoff. “My real concern is in terms of priorities,” said councillor Robert Cacchioni. “This is a core service, a necessary thing.” “If the sewer line on the old bridge fails, we are talking millions of dollars in fines.” The Gas Tax Fund provides funding for B.C. local governments and other eligible recipients for a variety of capital and planning projects. Project categories that are eligible for funding include: public transit; community energy; solid waste; water and wastewater; and sustainability planning. The Gas Tax Fund denied a second application submitted by the city, related to a second access road to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

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Scott Hutcheson, Chito-Rye karate instructor from Beaver Valley recreation, demonstrated a kata, which is a detailed pattern of movement. Hutcheson is looking for new recruits, especially those between the ages of 12 to 15, who may be interested in joining a team for the B.C. Winter Games. For more information, email

By Times Staff A truck was involved in a slow speed collison with a train on Thursday in Genelle. The Trail and Greater District RCMP received a call from the B.C. Ambulance shortly after noon regarding a collision between a truck and train at the railway crossing on lower China Creek Road. The train struck the truck on the passenger side but neither the driver of the truck nor his dog were injured, according to the police statement. The 75-year-old Genelle resident told police that he slowed but did not see the train in time, despite the train horn and red flashing lights at the crossing. He was issued a violation ticket for failing to obey a railway stop sign, said RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton.


Staff to handle Trustees move school merger to third reading sale negotiations By Craig Lindsay Castlegar News

FROM PAGE 1 “Although, the other areas would still have the benefit of the airport services.” According to the press release, the board established conditions which include: the asset (airport) will be sold at fair market value, following an independent appraisal; and the City of Trail must cover all costs of the transaction. “We are happy that the RDKB has moved this quickly in terms of offering the opportunity to negotiate and move ahead with the purchase of the land,” said Cacchioni. “We want to wrap this up as quickly as possible.” The purchase negotiations of the airport is being kept out of the political ring, and is left to the staff of the RDKB and City of Trail. “The staff (RDKB), not politicians, is responsible for negotiations over the sale of

the property,” said Gray. On Feb. 19, the EES will meet at the district’s boardroom in Trail. “We will be discussing other potential plans in case the sale does not go through,” said Gray. Until such time as the sale is concluded (or not), the airport will remain the responsibility of the RDKB and the taxpayers of the Kootenay end of the regional district, added Gray. At a Trail council meeting in January, a motion was passed to begin the process of acquisition of the airport. At the time, Coun. Rick Georgetti said that no business plan was yet in place, but the idea was propelled forward with full council support. On Jan. 31, at a meeting of RDKB, hosted in Grand Forks, the full board of directors agreed to enter into discussions with the city.

School District 20 trustees voted yes on second reading of a bylaw which would effectively merge Castlegar Primary School and Twin Rivers Elementary School. Students would stay in each school as before, but the two would share administrative staff, PAC board and other administrative duties. Any possibility of Castlegar Primary being shut down altogether was taken out of the process and trustees were left with the decision to either merge the schools or leave as is and make budget cuts in other areas. Third and final reading will take place at the regular open board meeting on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Trail Middle School. There was only about 20 people in attendance at the open forum, which took place Wednesday night at Twin Rivers Elementary School, but those who were there were vocal with their displeasure at the direction of the board. Mickey Kinakin, who spoke against the merging of the schools, was the only trustee to speak to the issue at the meeting. After Kinakin spoke, board chair Darrel

Ganzert held the vote which went in favour of the merger. After the vote, Ganzert, along with SD20 superintendent Greg Luterbach, asked questions from the crowd which were uniformly against the possible merger and potential loss of Castlegar Primary principal Kere McGregor. “We’ll be losing our principal and they’ll be reinstating a vice-principal at a half-time position at our school,” said Leanne Osokin, president of the Castlegar Primary parents advisory committee (PAC). “They’ve already tried that in previous years (to put a viceprincipal in Castlegar Primary) and each time that person has advocated that they are doing the work of a principal in that school, because it’s a stand alone school and that position needs to be a principalship not a vice-principal.” Osokin was one of about a dozen parents from the Castlegar Primary PAC who attended the meeting. The parents were hoping to get more answers from the trustees but were disappointed with the brevity of the voting procedure which took less than 10 minutes.

“I’m disgusted by the process, quite frankly,” said Osokin. “This was supposed to be a debate. I saw no debating. I saw no rationale for any of the trustees’ decisions. I realize that a lot of them were going to vote for it. But I wanted to see why. That’s why I was sitting there. It wasn’t to watch them stick up their hands and remain silent. “This is supposed to be in a public forum so we can see why they’re making the decisions they’re making. I still don’t see. I have no insight. I realize their are budget decisions to be made but nobody came forward to say why they’re voting the way they are. One trustee (Kinakin) stood up and spoke to why he wanted to vote against this motion, and that’s it.” Osokin says the CP PAC met with trustees and gave several suggestions on how to keep things the way they were but were ignored. “I have no faith that this will be turned around,” she said. “I’m so disheartened because all of us put in so much work and research and showed the trustees why a principal is so essential to our school.”

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Large crowd turns out in support of hospital expansion BY JOE FRIES

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About 800 people turned out Wednesday night to hear local doctors make their

case for a $300-million expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital. The town hall meeting was organized by the Penticton Medical

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Society in a bid to rally public support for the project, which would ease doctors’ concerns about the overcrowded, outdated facility in which they work. Dr. David Paisley, who heads the society of about 120 phys-

icians who work at PRH, said afterwards he was surprised by the size of the crowd at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. “This was much better than we anticipated,” he said. “We’re

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during the week of Feb. 18 – 22, 2013 2013 –2014 School Year • Parents of children who turn 5 years old between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 may register their child during the week of February 18 to 22, 2013 in Kindergarten to enter school in September, 2013. Parents are asked to bring with them their child’s birth certificate and BC Care Card. • The District offers full day, every day Kindergarten. • Should you require clarification or additional information please contact the Principal of your catchment area school. Should you wish to enrol your child in a non-catchment area school, you will need to register with your catchment area school as well as completing a transfer form which is available at all schools. • A parent of the child may defer the enrolment of his or her child until September 1, 2014. Parents are welcome to consult with district staff if they are considering deferring registration for one year. Please contact Bill Ford, Director of Instruction, at 250-368-2230 at the Board Office. ~ English Kindergarten Registration ~ Parents wishing to enrol their child in English Kindergarten for September 2013 are asked to register their child in their catchment area school during regular school hours. ~ Russian Kindergarten Registration ~ Parents wishing to enrol their child in Russian Kindergarten for September 2013 are asked to please contact Kere MacGregor, Principal of Castlegar Primary School, at 250-365-5744 for specific Russian registration procedures.

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“If we’re not in the budget, we might be getting up and making more noise objecting to the fact that we’re not included,” Paisley said. “We’re not going to stop there.” So far, the regional hospital district and medical foundation have committed to funding $140 million of the total cost, leaving $160 million for senior governments to fund. The two-hour

meeting began with doctors going over the components of the expansion project, the centrepiece of which is a four-story ambulatory care tower. Following a break, doctors then fielded audience questions for another hour. It was standing room only for the first part of the meeting, although about half the crowd went home before the questionand-answer session.



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Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Draft Revised Zoning Bylaw for Electoral Area ‘A’

Open House

City workers issue strike notice THE WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE rent cost for overtime is estimated Negotiations between the City of at over $250,000 per year and the Williams Lake and the International large majority of this cost is from Union of Operating Engineers this call-out pay. The city has made (IUOE) Local 882-B, which repre- an offer to the union to address its sents the majority of front line city concerns about call out pay that workers, have broken down and they feel is more than fair, and inthe city was issued 72 hour strike line with industry standards. notice by the union Wednesday. The union currently has 28 The union will be in a position positions that are guaranteed to strike as early as 2:16 pm on no lay-offs in a Memorandum of Saturday. Understanding (MOU). In response the city issued the Although this MOU severely ties following press release Wednesday the hands of the city to adjust evening: The City of Williams Lake the workforce, especially in shoulwill do everything it can to mini- der seasons where there is reduced mize the effects of this job action work, and increases overall operaton residents and is hopeful that the ing costs, the city has indicated that union will return to the bargaining it is willing to sign this MOU but table, and that this job action can that it would require movement by be resolved as soon as possible. the union on the call out pay issue. Throughout this negotiation A second issue of the city is the process the city has been attempt- requirement to pay for benefits for ing to address several key issues seasonal employees during periods we believe are in the best interest of lay off. The city feels that this of our taxpayers. The City wants practice is not sustainable. to ensure the sustainability of the In order to maintain as many city’s operations. vital services as possible for the One of the city’s key issues under community during this job action, the current collective agreement the city applied to the LRB for is call out pay. Employees who are essential service levels which called in for any reason receive have been designated. The Labour eight (8) hours of pay regardless of Relations Board designates those the length of time they work. services that are considered essenMany of these call outs require tial to the health and safety of the x 4” an hour, or less, of work. The4.3125” cur- public.

What is the purpose of the Revised Zoning Bylaw? A new Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area ‘A’ was adopted in February 2011. The Zoning Bylaw is being reviewed to ensure that the regulations are aligned with the objectives and policies in the OCP. How will this affect me? Depending on the location of your parcel, the revised Zoning Bylaw includes, among other things, changes to: permitted uses, parcel size required for creation of new parcels, and changes to setback and screening requirements. Who will be at the Open House? Director Ali Grieve, members of the Electoral Area ‘A’ Advisory Planning Commission, and RDKB staff.

really happy with the turnout.” Those in attendance were asked to sign a form letter that will be forwarded to the provincial government, and encouraged to get others they know to also make their voices heard. Paisley said doctors will now wait to see if funding for the project is included in the provincial budget, which will be tabled Feb. 19.

How do I get more information? A copy of the draft revised Zoning Bylaw is available for inspection at the RDKB office in Trail (843 Rossland Avenue) between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and also online at How does the Open House work? Draft copies of the revised Zoning Bylaw will be available along with a summary of the revisions. Individuals involved in guiding the creation of the revised bylaw will be present to answer questions and to note any comments and suggestions from participants.

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Sandra Clark carries two little dogs that arrived in Halifax along with many others on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The animal protection organization, Animal Rescue Corps, transported around 50 dogs to the Maritimes from a crowded shelter in California. The animals will be fostered and adopted by local families.


Student union will boycott summit

THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC - Premier Pauline Marois says it’s too bad a major Quebec student union group will boycott the province’s much-touted summit on postsecondary education because it’s depriving itself of the right to be heard. The more hardline ASSE group says it will skip the upcoming summit because the Parti Quebecois government has refused to consider the option of free university tuition. Instead, group spokesman Jeremie Bedard-Wien says he’s calling for a large popular and student demonstration during the summit on Feb. 26. Marois says she regrets the group’s decision and points out the event will discuss a variety of subjects, not just tuition fees. She won’t rule out a tuition increase tied to inflation. Many student groups are pushing for a freeze on tuition rates. Marois says the quality of instruction and research is also on the agenda. “They are depriving themselves of a place to speak,” Marois said on the way into a caucus meeting. “It’s a shame but that is their choice and I respect

it.” Bedard-Wein says the government has reneged on promises made during last fall’s election to hold a real dialogue on the issue. “This summit doesn’t resemble the thorough reflection on the future of our universities, on the fundamental mission of the education system,” he said. “It’s just to legitimize decisions taken behind closed doors such as, for

example, the indexation of tuition fees that no one at the summit table wants.” He said his group “has no other choice” than to walk away. Huge protests erupted last spring over the former Liberal government’s planned increases, with tens of thousands of students taking to the streets. Marois scrapped the increases after the PQ took power in September.

ASSE was part of the most militant student group during the social unrest of last year’s so-called Maple Spring. The federation’s website says it represents 70,000 college and university students. Quebec’s two-day summit on post-secondary education is scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26.



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THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The RCMP must take “swift and effective action” on complaints of workplace harassment to restore the shaken confidence of both members and the public, says the watchdog that oversees the national police force. In a report released Thursday, the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP recommends fundamental changes to the way in which internal grievances about bullying and harassment are handled by the Mounties. It calls for a more independent process, strict timelines for responding to accusations, and force-wide training on the issue. The commission says its investigation did not point to a systemic problem of sexual harassment within the police force, despite intense publicity about difficulties and grievances. However, the report says the simple perception of a pattern of poor treatment of employees is enough to rattle public confidence and tarnish the force’s reputation. In its own report on women in the

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RCMP, also made public Thursday, the Mounties said they would examine the commission’s recommendations and implement them “as appropriate.” “Harassment has no place in the RCMP,” the force said, pledging to take a “zero tolerance” approach. The Mounties also signalled a desire for a broad “reconciliation campaign” to heal rifts with employees who have suffered harassment. The commission’s investigation - which included a statistical review, interviews with members and public submissions - found the RCMP was “probably no better nor no worse than most other large organizations” on the issue of harassment, said Ian McPhail, interim chairman of the complaints body. “The fact is, of course, that - as our national police force it’s got to be better,” he said in an interview. “And harassment of any sort is just not acceptable.”

Several female RCMP officers have come forward with complaints since Cpl. Catherine Galliford went public in 2011 with allegations of harassment within the force in British Columbia. Men have also complained of abusive behaviour and intimidation. The investigation found that from February 2005 through mid-November 2011, 718 harassment complaints were filed by employees, representing 2.5 per cent of all staff. Ninety per cent of the complaints involved allegations of bullying, while four per cent concerned sexual harassment. Just under half of complainants were male, 44 per cent female and seven per cent unknown. The complaints commission says harassment can have profound effects on the victimized employee, from feelings of fear and humiliation to mental breakdown and even post-traumatic stress.

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A new voice in the oilsands debate


don’t follow Alberta politics enough to know much about Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, but a recent CBC Radio interview left me admiring his honesty and pragmatism. I’m just a mayor, he said, and I shouldn’t even be involved in this argument. But the other levels of government are dropping the ball and no one is saying what needs to be said. Nenshi was talking about the polarized battle currently going on about the construction of oil pipelines. What made his comments stand out in my mind? He is the first elected official I have heard admitting there is an elephant in the room with regards to energy and natural resource extraction. We need to be aware, he said, that the oilsands contain a huge amount of fossil fuels that are in demand around the world, but eventually, perhaps sooner than we think, other forms of energy will supplant them and their value will plummet.

Huh? Here’s a very bright man — academic, business and non-profit credentials teeming in his resume — and he’s basically saying that Alberta and Canada need to make hay while the sun shines, that today’s Canadian petroleum reserves just might be yesterday’s Dutch tulip domination. Believe him or don’t, but I think he deserves credit for adding an entirely new angle to the debate about the oilsands and the need for pipelines to help move the product to international markets. For a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that the headlong rush to develop the Athabasca reserves was unwarranted. Within my own company I’ve often been the one to say that I don’t want to be the beta test lab rat — give me a product or service after it has been tested and tried at other sites first. Experiment on another body and come to see me when you have results. Same with the tarsands or oilsands or whatever your


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philosophy causes you to call them. Why not prove the various technologies elsewhere, or at least on a smaller scale, and then talk about large-scale development? That’s probably been the most pragmatic argument among those who worry, rightfully, about the environmental impacts and potential devastating long-term effects on water, air and wildlife in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Technologies have improved dramatically in recent years, so let them keep improving until we are convinced they won’t ruin this little part of the

planet. But industry poses an equally strong argument, I think, that the technology only develops when it is put to use. Great strides aren’t made in laboratories and on computers — they happen out in the field, where the working experience increases investment and innovation. Those two sides have predominantly shaped the battlefield over oil sand development and, more recently, pipeline projects. Market interests battle environmental concerns. So along comes Nenshi and says that it is governments’ responsibility to maximize the benefits of resources today so that tomorrow’s generations don’t lose out. Move the argument toward how we make the extraction of resources as clean and safe as possible, ensuring we get full economic value when we know the demand is high. Don’t risk twiddling our thumbs too long and losing out on the economic benefits that could accrue long into the future.

What Nenshi didn’t say in the interview I heard, though he no doubt has thought it out (he has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard, after all) is how we make sure that the people, who are the true owners of the resource, get their fair share of the pie. I think if it is a straight trade for jobs, it’s a lousy deal. But if royalties and tax dollars flow into government coffers, to be invested in infrastructure, education, a sustaining fund (which should be a lot higher by now than the Heritage Fund’s $16 billion) and affordable services that don’t leave the province in a debt and deficit situation, his argument gets much more compelling. I’d like to hear a lot more from Nenshi in these discussions and a lot less from public relations hacks. The talks would likely be more meaningful than they are now. Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the Creston Valley Advance.

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Letters & Opinion Letters to the editor

SD20 should stand up to government On Tuesday District School board 20 conducted second reading and sent for third reading a bylaw to close Mclean Elementary School and convert Rossland Secondary School to K to 9 and bus grades 10-12 to Crowe in Trail. As a concerned resident of School Board District 20 I would like to draw attention to a story that appeared in your paper on Jan. 23 reporting the BC government’s announcement of granting $11 million towards hosting The Times of India Film awards in Vancouver (Bollywood coming to B.C., Trail Times Jan. 23). The current Liberal government under Christy Clark has demonstrated by this act of handing $11 million to organizers of this event that

they would rather fund and support film workers jobs in South Asia than fund schools in B.C. It should be apparent to the trustees of School Board 20 that the provincial government has misplaced its priorities. The cutbacks to education in B.C. by this government have forced school board trustees to make decisions that should not have to be made if we had responsible provincial government. It appears to me after attending Tuesday’s meeting the result has been a fracturing of the opinions of board members to the point where they are defending the needs of the students just in their individual towns and not across all the communities in

District 20. The board members should unite among themselves and represent all the students and communities in the school district. Therefore the trustees should have the integrity and courage to deny the provincial government’s restraints on Districts 20’s budgetary affairs and not pass the bylaw to reorganize Rossland’s schools at the third reading. Any decisions made about school closings in District 20 should wait until after the next provincial election to ensure the School Board is working under guidelines from a government with a secure mandate from the people of British Columbia. Donald Shaw Rossland BC

Canada just like a deadbeat dad Dear Canada, I can’t believe it’s come to this. I thought I’d found the one when we first connected, the place I’d be forever. Now, it’s just not working out between us. Your rugged good looks drew me to you in the beginning, along with all the opportunities you offered for fun and exploration. But since starting our family your handsome looks and adventurous attitude are no longer enough. We’re supposed to be raising our kids together. Sure, you promise to put “family first.” But your words are empty in the absence of action. Where are you when I’m squeezed between high housing prices, stagnant incomes, and the need for time at home with our kids? What are you doing to help pay for child care? Why can’t you help make this affordable, when you can afford new bridges, roofs for sporting arenas, the Olympics and a highway to the ski hill. Cars, fun and games! Truth is Canada, you’re just like a deadbeat dad. Now that we have kids, what do I have to do to attract your interest again? I’m keeping up my end of the bargain. I work hard as a small-business owner. I work hard at

home, and as a volunteer too. I stand on my own two feet. Why doesn’t this look good to you? Don’t get me wrong – I know that you have lots of fine qualities. You dedicate much of your time and money to taking care of our aging parents, especially their health care and pensions. And it matters very much to me that they are supported. But why can’t all members of our family benefit from your rich resources and wealth? Supporting retirees can happen alongside supporting our kids. In fact, if more of my parents’ generation knew how many of our children are failing to be ready for school, or are growing increasingly anxious and depressed, or are living with low-incomes, they too would ask you to devote more of your resources to the next generation. I do love you, Canada. I have held on to the dream of raising my children with you for many years. But as time goes on and our children become increasingly vulnerable, I don’t see you making the changes we need to be successful. Since I’m not a quitter, I’ll give you another chance to shape up.

Canada’s next major election will be the provincial campaign in B.C. on May 14. During this campaign, all provincial parties must finally speak to the needs of my generation – a generation in its prime child-rearing years. Sure, keep talking about jobs, jobs, jobs. But know this focus is insufficient. I have two jobs, and they leave me squeezed for time at home with my kids, squeezed to pay for higher housing prices, and squeezed to pay for child care services that cost more than post-secondary tuition. Unless you propose plans to reduce this squeeze, you cannot live up to the commitment you made to put families first. Canada, I’m looking for a plan to reduce the squeeze on the generation raising young kids (see gensqueeze. ca). If political parties don’t start showing they have such a plan – beginning in B.C. in the lead up to the spring election – then I am afraid I may have to find somewhere else that does. Sincerely, Joanne Joanne McCullough is a Gen Squeeze Mom and small business owner.

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Fifty years of marriage earns invite to annual event

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Murray and Esther Redlitz fell for each other in the worst of circumstances. The two Holocaust survivors met in Poland while trying to find missing family members after the Russian Army freed their concentration camps at the end of World War II. “We didn’t have nobody,” says Esther, 85, recalling how Murray was her one constant as they made their way through Poland and Czechoslovakia before coming to the United States. “He has a wonderful personality, he’s always on the bright side,” she said, holding her husband’s hand. “I’m the pessimist, he’s the optimist.” The couple, married 66 years, celebrated their commitment to one another Thursday with 300 other couples at a Valentine’s Day champagne party in Brooklyn that’s become an annual celebration of enduring love. But everyone attending the event at the country club is part of a select group: All of them have been married at least half a century. “The love we have for each other will be here till the day we die,” said Murray, 86, who owned an emblem printing business in Manhattan and ran it with his wife for 26 years. “To me it’s the ultimate love story,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who has organized the Valentine’s Day party for the last 11 years. “In these days of high divorce rates, this shows that true love, commitment, communication and all that can make for a life-long marriage. That’s what they’ve proven against the odds.” David Shamrakov and his wife Faina will be there to celebrate their marriage of 58 years. David, 82, said he hasn’t forgotten the first time he saw the woman he would marry. They were both young medical students in their native Ukraine. He spotted her from across their biology class and knew in an instant he had to introduce himself. “Her eyes were like diamonds,” he recalled. The borough’s longest lasting love pair may be Fortuno and Maddalena Corso, who tied the knot in Italy as teenagers 72 years ago. “I liked her and so I got married,” says Fortuno, 89, a retired construction worker who still speaks Italian with his wife, who doesn’t speak any English. “You’ve got to love each other and you’ve got to work at it together.” Their daughter Madeline, one of the couple’s seven children, lives with her parents in their Bensonhurst home. She said for years her mother has done everything for her father cooking dinner, maintaining the home and even washing his shoulders in the bath. “My family, we tease them, we say, ‘Ma, you’re married 70 years, if you get divorced you get more than half,” said the daughter. “She tells everybody, ‘Listen, you make sure you love them and you respect them, that’s your best friend.”’

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Celebrating their world record longest kiss, are Akechai Tiranarat, left, and Laksana Tiranarat, after winning the World\’s Longest Continuous Kiss contest, with a Guinness World Record time of 58 hours, 35 minutes, 58 seconds, in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand, Thursday.

Thai couple set record for longest kiss

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PATTAYA, Thailand - For the second time in three years, a Thai couple has set a new record for the longest kiss, locking their lips for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds in a Valentine’s Day “kissathon.” Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat from

Bangkok emerged victorious Thursday in what organizers said was the longest recorded smooch in history. The milestone must still be verified by officials from Guinness World Records. The pair, who also won the annual contest in 2011, received a 100,000 baht ($3,300) cash prize and two diamond

Edmonton online daters win $100,000 towards wedding

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - An Edmonton couple who entered a wedding contest put on by an online dating website has beat out thousands of competitors to win the top prize of $100,000 toward their dream wedding. David Mazur and Andrea Ellis met on the dating website Plenty of Fish. The company flew the couple to Vancouver, telling them they were among the top three finalists. But when they got to the company’s head office, the surprise was sprung along with confetti and the cheers of staff. Sarah Gooding, Plenty of Fish product manager, says the contest was put on to celebrate all the relationships the website has been a part of creating. Mazur says their relationship - and their wedding in September - would not have been possible without the dating website.

“There’s no way we would have met if it weren’t for Plenty of Fish. It really is a remarkable website,” Mazur said. “I’m thankful too for Plenty of Fish because now I’ve got my future husband,” an emotional Ellis said, blinking back tears. “I can’t wait to start a family with him.” While Mazur said the couple hadn’t completely planned what they would exactly do with the money if they had won, his bride-to-be has some plans for a portion of the win. Mazur had sold his most prized possession, his motorcycle, to buy Ellis’ engagement ring. “I think a new bike is probably in the works and of course to have our wedding paid off,” Ellis said. “We’re in shock. It’s such a large amount. “This is going to set us up really well for starting our life as husband and wife so we’re very excited.”

rings. The event began Tuesday with nine couples. The contestants were not allowed to sit, rest or sleep. They also had to go to the bathroom together with their lips locked. Last year’s record, set by two Thai men, was about 50 1/2 hours.

Merritt man a millionaire

Kamloops this week He’s a student at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology — and, now, Mitchell Shuter can do homework in style. The 50-year-old Merritt resident matched all six numbers in the Feb. 6 Lotto 6/49 draw to win the $11.07-million jackpot. “My first reaction was disbelief,” Shuter said. “I was a little shaky when I first discovered the win. I had to count all the commas to make sure I was reading it right and seeing millions, not thousands. “I plan on taking a quick Las Vegas trip to celebrate,” Shuter said. “Once I’ve graduated from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, I want to go to Italy to watch the [2013] World Masters Games this summer. I really like watching baseball and it occurred to me that I can just go there!”

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Spring can’t be forced


hey’re here again! The needle-dripping Christmas tree was barely out the front door when our food stores were displaying Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips wrapped in shiny yellow, purple and green cellophane covered pots.



Hospice - support, care, companionship They actually arrived, as commonly happens, on a day when snow was falling into a blustery wind. Spring is being ‘forced’ into early submission in hot-houses where the plants are encouraged to grow and blossom under conditions that trick them into recognizing all the elements in their environment are ready and the season has advanced for them. The plants are not natural. Personally I like to watch the throes of winter fade away naturally with droplets sliding down the icicles indicating a thaw, and the muddy snow edges gradually melting back into the edges of the yard. The end of winter and beginning of spring is a messy seasonal transition, but it always brings some promise that warmer times are coming. There is more light during the

days. Small sprouts naturally emerge from the ground. There is a freshness to the smell of the air and it is possible to take a deep breath without the cold searing lungs. It feels like there is hope for newness and change. It is gradual, but it is coming. Grief is like this too. Grief can’t be forced to happen before it is ready to dissipate in its own time. Oh, there are many times we wish there was a way to speed up the process, to circumvent some of the pain, the memories or the sleepless nights. If plants can be given chemicals and artificial light to outwit the growing time, is there nothing that can be given to a human being who desperately wants to move forward beyond the struggling feelings? Not really. Although external environments can be masterfully manipulated, internal and emotional environments can’t be. Grief, after any kind of loss (of a loved one, a job, a dream) needs time to work itself out. Like

each different spring plant, it needs its own individual and unique amount of time. What can help grief move forward is to have elements in place that support the process. Remembering is important, so talking about the relationship or the job or what was accomplished are reminders of what was cherished or valued. Those conversations can happen in a grief support group, among friends or even as we talk to ourselves while driving or cleaning the house. Journaling and writing is another way to process the internal environment. Rituals and observances of anniversary dates help mark the passage of time forward. When ready, choosing to engage in a new activity is like adding fertilizer or energy back into life. Grief takes time. Sometimes more time that we want to give it. It can’t be forced. Gail Potter is a nurse educator at Selkirk College who chairs the hospice board.

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never gave much thought to the little rituals of Valentine’s Day until I sat down to write this column. As I wrote, I began to see that the rituals of the day mirror the ways in which our understanding and definition of love develops over time. From my elementary school days, I fondly recall the paper booklets with punch-out Valentines. They had simple and wholesome pictures with corny louise phrases that were amusing or promising, depending on your age. A Everyday Theology six year old might laugh at a kitten meowing, “You’re purrfect”, while a ten year old might see an invitation in a card with the caption, “Let’s hang out”. In those days, teachers did not require us to give everyone in the class a Valentine. Because my mother was ahead of her time, and insisted that no one be left out, everyone received a Valentine from me. Still, like the other girls, I had a hierarchy for giving Valentines. Best friends got the nicest cards. Casual acquaintances got nice cards, and classmates on the periphery got what was left. Selecting cards for the boys required an extra level of attention. While we girls got caught up in this foolishness, the boys were reluctant participants in the Valentine’s Day excitement, until it was time to eat the pink cupcakes with the cinnamon hearts. From this early ritual of giving cards, I learned that Valentine’s Day was an opportunity for inclusiveness. I didn’t recognize this immediately because I was self-centered. I was absorbed in the number of Valentines in the paper bag taped to the side of my desk, and comparing them with those of my friends. My mother was right; it would have been horrible to be left out. In the teenage years, when the boys were more interested, Valentine’s Day rituals celebrated puppy love. Valentine’s Day was about exclusivity. It was an opportunity for couples, or would be couples, to declare their affection in some way. As a young mother, the focus of Valentine’s Day shifted to a celebration of family. Cards, special treats, and a heart-shaped cake made the day special. Our little rituals celebrated the uniqueness of each child, and the deep bonds within our family. After thirty years of marriage, my appreciation for Valentine’s Day remains undiminished. My husband and I always acknowledge the day in some simple way. It’s a chance to express our gratitude for the gift of one another. This is a gratitude that grows deeper with each passing year, and is strengthened in the crucible of life’s joys and challenges. While romance need not fade away, Valentine’s Day is a gentle reminder that love is an act of the will in response to the complex emotions of the heart and the vicissitudes of life. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of loving well. It celebrates the expansive force of love that moves us from self-absorption towards an ever-increasing awareness of others. For me, Valentine’s Day most profoundly expresses the self-giving love that characterizes the best in human relationships, and mirrors the selfemptying love of God. Louise McEwan is a freelance religion writer with degrees in English and Theology. Her blog is Contact her at


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Rossland Heritage Commission celebrates heritage homes Rossland Gallery will feature city’s iconic buildings and other artifacts during Heritage Week By Arne Petryshen Rossland News

Next week is Heritage Week, an event celebrated across B.C., with a theme this year of Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. Rossland still has many homes that date back to the late 1890s and early 1900s, a time when the community was a world renowned gold mining center. Jackie Drysdale, chair of the Rossland Heritage Commission said the homes were often grouped in distinct neighborhoods based on ethnicity and/ or employment. The commission will be showing off their inventory at an exhibition going from Feb. 19 -21. The exhibition focuses on the homes and neighborhoods of Rossland and will be at the Rossland Gallery from 1-5 p.m. on each of the days. “We have an inven-

tory of heritage homes in Rossland, but it was done in 1986, so it is almost 30 years old,” Drysdale said. “They are hard copies with pictures. The Heritage Commission wants to produce a new inventory, and produce it electronically, so it could be off a website that people could visit more easily.” She said there have also been changes to many of the buildings in the 30 years. The original inventory was also done at a time when it was common to place a numerical value on a building based on its condition and significance and so on. “That’s not in so much in vogue anymore,” she said. “It’s the significance of the building and the history that is the story of the people who lived there, and that’s what really captures people’s interest. It is the story behind the buildings and the sites.” Drysdale said she hopes this is the start of the process to building a new inventory. “The first one was done with grant money which no longer exists at all,” she said. The exhibition will

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The Rossland Gallery, located in the Bank Room of the Bank of Montreal building is itself a heritage gem for the community and the February showing of art works will add additional interest for the visitors that come by next week, Drysdale noted. No admission fee for the exhibits will be charged but donations are appreciated., said Drysdale.

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Connor Brown-Maloski and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks finish off their KIJHL season with a pair of big games against division rival Spokane Braves this weekend. The Hawks are still in the hunt for second spot and home-ice advantage in their first-round playoff against Nelson Leafs.

Nitehawks seek second seed in playoff BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks may not have soared quite as high as last season, but with the playoffs imminent the team is poised to make a long run to the KIJHL championship. The Nitehawks close out the 2012-13 regular season with a home-and-home series against the Spokane Braves this weekend. The Hawks travel to Spokane tonight, and return to the Hawks Nest for its final game on Saturday. While B.V. relinquished the Neil Murdoch division title to Castlegar last week, the Hawks can still clinch second spot with a pair of wins and two Nelson losses to Castlegar on the weekend.

Currently Beaver Valley has 66 points, two points back of Nelson. The teams will meet in the first round of the Murdoch division playoffs, with the higher seed receiving home-ice advantage. “We’re still in the hunt for second place, we need some help but if we take care of our end of it, at the very least we want to be playing good hockey heading into the playoffs,” said assistant coach Jeremy Cominotto. The Rebels swept the two games, 4-2 and 2-0, against B.V. last weekend, and the Hawks are hoping for the same Rebels result against Nelson this weekend. With one more win, Castlegar will also clinch the KIJHL regular season championship, giving them home-ice advantage

throughout the playoffs. If Nelson and Beaver Valley tie for second, the top seed will go to Nelson who has a better goals-for-and-against ration in the eight head-tohead games they split on the season, although B.V. won the last three games against the Leafs. “Home ice is pretty big, I mean last year we had home ice all the way through and having that seventh game at home against Castlegar we felt was the difference,” said Cominotto. “Starting off at home every series was big because we’re able to get out to a lead in the series or at least head out tied. Home ice is always big you get your crowd behind you and the guys just feel more comfortable.”

The Hawks first must sweep the final two games against a Braves team that can be dangerous, with a recent 3-2 win over Castlegar. B.V. has beaten the Rebels five times this year and tied them once, but finishing off the year with two more wins is not a done deal, says Cominotto. “Spokane has a hard working team, they have some pretty good goaltending and it’s always tough to play down in Spokane. (Spokane coach) Mike Bay always has a hard working team, I mean you know what they’re all about so there are no surprises. ” The Nitehawks host Spokane on Saturday with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Arena.

BY TIMES STAFF It’s gridlock on the men’s side at the B.C. Senior Curling championship in Trail. Gelowitz, Shypitka, Pughe, and Steffin are all tied in second spot with 3 and 2 records, while Craig Lepine leads the pack, suffering just one loss to Shypitka. The parity in the men’s division is remarkable, and should make for an interesting playoff. Lepine beat the Gelowitz rink 9-3 Thursday morning and Nichol Wednesday 6-3. Cranbrook’s Tom Shypitka foursome settled down to earth following two straight losses to the Wes Craig and Rick Pughe rinks. After jumping out to a 3-and-0 start, Shypitka would fall in a close 7-5 match to Craig in the fourth draw Wednesday, and a lopsided 11-3 loss to Pughe Thursday morning. Shypitka led in both games early, but big ends by the opposing teams ruined what was an otherwise great start. Shypitka led 3-1 heading into the fifth end against Pughe’s Royal City rink, but Pughe reeled off a deuce in the fifth to tie it at three, then followed that up with consecutive end steals of three, one, and a ninth-end dagger for four. Craig also beat Teskey 8-2 Thursday. The Nichol rink meanwhile was in control against the Steffin rink and led 5-3 in the eighth end. But Steffin would draw in for two to tie it and add steal two more in the ninth when Nichol missed a takeout and chance for three, as his red rock over-curled, raising the yellow into the rings to give Steffin the deuce. Nichol had hammer in the 10th and made a perfect draw to bury his stone and sit one. Steffin missed the tap out, and all Nichol needed was a draw to full eight to force an extra end, but his rock picked and wrecked on the guard for a tough 7-6 defeat. Nichol is tied with Craig with 2-and-3 records, while Teskie is winless in five games. The Karin Lepine rink is the only undefeated team remaining in the championship. Lepine is a perfect 5-0 after defeating the the Hiram rink 12-1 Wednesday afternoon and the Wyatt rink 12-5 on Thursday. The Jones-Walker and Ridgway rinks however stayed hot on their heels with 4-and-1 records followed by Kathy Smiley at 3-and-2. Jones-Walker beat Shantz 8-1 Wednesday aftrnoon and Cseke 9-6 Thursday, while Ridgway shot lights out in a 7-2 victory over Smiley, and a 12-3 defeat of the Hiram foursome. Smiley bounced back on Thursday, stealing a single on a 10th end measure for the 6-4 win over Shantz.


Firebird rising as season winds down

BY TIMES STAFF With just three games remaining in the Trail Commercial Hockey League season, Firebird is getting hot at the right time. After doubling up the Big A 6-3 Thursday, the Firebird kept the ball rolling with a 6-5 victory over Allstar Sunday. Firebird emerges from the week three points up on the Arlington who also lost 4-2 to Re/Max on Sunday and fall to last place in TCHL standings. The win for Re/ Max means it maintains a tenuous twopoint lead on OK Tire who also came away with a 6-3 victory over Allstar a week ago. In a see-saw battle against Allstar, Firebird’s Travis Drake settled a pass from Craig Clair and fired home the winning goal with 3:55 to go in the third, to give the Bird a 6-4 lead. Firebird’s Eric Hill scored his 13th of

the season to open the scoring six minutes into the first frame, with Gord Aiken getting the assist. But Allstar replied two minutes later when Jim Maniago finished a picture perfect passing play from Dan Devito and Scott Davis. Allstar would take a 2-1 lead at 15:25 when Wayne Salekin beat Mike Kooznetsoff with a devastating snap shot, but Firebird would tie it on a Clair goal to make it 2-2 heading into the second period. Hill netted his second of the night on a power play less than two minutes in to give the Firebird the lead, but the action got a little heated when Allstar’s Mark Hutchinson and the Bird’s Albert Benson exchanged pleasantries. But it was Hutchinson who received the worst of it, being sent off and given five-for-fighting

while Benson received a roughing penalty. Firebird would make them pay making it 4-2 with a Dan Lind marker just as the penalty expired. However, Allstar replied at 9:49 as Layne Stopanski punched in a Maniago pass to draw within one. In a furious third period, former Beaver Valley Nitehawk blueliner Kelly Sidoni blasted a Tim Bouchier pass by Kooznetsoff to tie the game at four, but, like the winning goal, Clair and Lind would set up Drake to make it 5-4 just 19 seconds later. Drake’s second goal of the night would ice it, but the Allstar’s Stopanski also netted his second of the game on the power play to draw within one with just 24 seconds remaining. Clair and Drake both had three-point nights for the Firebird, while Maniago

finished with a goal and two assists for Allstar. In Sunday’s other match, the Arlington jumped out to a 2-1 first-period lead on goals from Kris Kent and Mike Makway, but Re/Max replied with three goals in the second en route to a 4-2 victory. Defenceman Danny Rioux had a big three-point night, counting a goal and two assists for the realtors, while both Dallas Stanton, Luke Russell, and Gabe Gaudet all pitched in with a goal and an assist. The next TCHL action goes Saturday at 8:15 p.m. when Allstar takes on OK Tire, and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. with Firebird versus the Tire, and Allstar facing Re/Max at 3:30 p.m. Thursday night’s results were unavailable at press time.


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GP W L OL SL Pt dx-Edmonton 58 41 12 2 3 87 d-Pr, Albert 58 32 21 2 3 69 Calgary 58 37 17 1 3 78 Saskatoon 56 32 21 0 3 67 Red Deer 58 30 22 4 2 66 Medicine Hat 58 29 26 2 1 61 Swift Current 58 27 25 3 3 60 Lethbridge 59 25 25 2 7 59 Kootenay 57 27 28 2 0 56 Moose Jaw 57 19 29 3 6 47 Regina 57 20 31 3 3 46 Brandon 58 20 34 2 2 44 Western Conference GP W L OL SL Pt dx-Portland 57 46 8 1 2 95 dx-Kelowna 58 41 13 3 1 86 x-Kamloops 58 38 15 2 3 81 Victoria 56 32 20 1 3 68 Spokane 57 33 22 2 0 68

Tri-City 56 31 22 1 2 65 Everett 57 21 31 1 4 47 Seattle 57 19 32 5 1 44 Prince George 57 17 32 2 6 42 Vancouver 57 14 43 0 0 28 d - division leader. x - clinched playoff berth. KIJHL Kootenay Conference Kootenay Division GP W L T OL Pt Fernie 49 32 13 1 3 68 Golden 49 30 13 1 5 66 Kimberley 51 25 25 0 1 51 Columbia 49 19 24 0 6 44 Creston 51 17 27 0 7 41 Neil Murdoch Division GP W L T OL Pt Castlegar 50 33 9 6 2 74 Nelson 50 32 14 2 2 68 Beaver Valley 50 31 15 3 1 66 Spokane 49 14 28 3 4 35 Grand Forks 50 8 39 0 3 19

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Rod Zavaduk and the West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club will join a multitude of other outdoor enthusiasts at Trail Wildlife Association’s fourth annual wildlife awareness week starting Monday at the Waneta Plaza in Trail.

Wildlife awareness week kicks off Walk on the wild side at Waneta Plaza Feb. 18-23 By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

For those wanting to walk on the wild side, check out the Waneta Plaza this week as the Trail Wildlife Association (TWA) gets set to host its fourth annual wildlife awareness week. Beginning Monday and running through until Saturday, the plaza will be percolating with various outdoor organizations and interested groups including the West Kootenay Fly-fishing Club, Bear Aware, West Kootenay ATV Club, the Ft. Shepherd Land Conservancy, West Kootenay Marksmen and Cowboys, the Metis, River Days organizers, CO’s, various carvers and painters, and Trail’s 44th Engineer Squadron, who will be there at different times throughout the week. President Terry Hanik says it’s a great opportunity for residents to see what it is the TWA and other organizations do to help with conservation and recreation in the West Kootenay.

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The TWA is also on the look out for new members of the executive, and is particularly interested in signing up young people and women, as well as establishing an online presence. “We’re really interested in younger people, everybody is getting older on the executive, so we need younger people in our club to carry on what all of us have been doing,” said Hanik. “We’re especially hoping women will come forward and join the club.” A course in Nelson will be offered on “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” this summer, that introduces residents to a variety of outdoor pursuits such as fly fishing, shooting, canoeing, hiking, and more. “It’s a little bit of everything,” says Hanik. During the wildlife week, the TWA and West Kootenay Big Game Society will be offering memberships, in addition to selling tickets for its fundraiser to enhance wildlife habitat. Membership does have its privileges, says Hanik, which includes a B.C. Wildlife Federation membership, discounts on insurance and merchandise, access to the Trail shooting range, and members can be part of exciting outdoor programs such as the Salmo Sheep feeding program, the mountain goat transplant program, and other conservation initiatives. The TWA actively endeavours to protect B.C. forests, soils, waters, and natural habitat of fish and wildlife, to inform and educate, and encourage all forms of recreation. Find out more by stopping by the Waneta Plaza and talk to its members and affiliate organizations. The TWA will also have its annual general meeting on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Local 480 Hall with special guest Paul Rasmussen, Director of Resource management. For more information contact Hanik at 3641838.


Malhotra done THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks say veteran forward Manny Malhotra will miss the rest of the season. The club has placed the 32-yearold on injured reserve. The native of Mississauga, Ont., has appeared in nine games this season but has no points. There was no reason given for the

move but Canucks president/GM Mike Gillis said the club’s main concern for Malhotra is his longterm health. In March 2011, Malhotra suffered a serious eye injury when struck by a puck during a game versus Colorado. But he didn’t play in Vancouver’s 2-1 win over Minnesota on Tuesday for what the team said was “a personal matter.”

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GTMHA Midget hockey team wins in Cranbrook


o laking, no golf, but rink and reasonable at the hockey good driving weather for venues. this time of year. Just showing up is an easy way This is a good time to to celebrate your home town. head to downtown - downtown •Want another way to apprecisorely needs people to head there ate how accomplished the Home - and the Trail Memorial Center. of Champions is? Sixteen rinks are competing Check out the Canadian for provincial championships at Curling Association website, the curling rink, and local teams upon which are composite videos DAVE are well in the mix to win one or of many of the Mcdonald Brier both titles. There will be hockplaydowns, just now including ey, too, tonight, with the Smoke the 1948 event at which Trail’s Sports ‘n’ Things Eaters facing a last gasp opporFrenchy D’Amour won B.C.’s first tunity to stay alive for a playoff ever national championship. spot against the league’s cellar There are 22 others, includdwellar. ing all of those in which rinks skipped by Reg Besides supporting local teams, we have a Stone and Buzz McGibney also made runs at the chance to rub shoulders with our neighbours, Tankard, and it is cool to see, even in abbreviincluding some who will be honoured Saturday ated from, local legends in action. No other night for their contributions to local sports. winners from here, but several fairly close calls, They are down at the curling doing - what else and many exciting finishes featuring teams and - volunteer work in the cause of helping par- players that were and are legends of the roaring ticipants, and the community, have a successful game. weekend. For younger curling fans, it is worth doing The curling will end just in time (Saturday) just to see how the game has changed. For for anyone interested to hit the Sportsman ban- those of us into the age range that qualifies quet, without even changing parking places, or for the current event at Trail Curling club, it is head out to Beaver Valley hopeful of watching welcome nostalgia. the Nitehawks complete the sweep or Spokane Again, of course, the price is right if you have they need to have a shot at the home ice advan- an internet connection or some friend (old and tage they might require against Nelson Leafs in mildly tech savvy) or young (they all are that) the first round of the KIJHL playoffs. who can get you to the site. The price is right, too. Free at the curling Enjoy - I know you will.


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The Greater Trail minor hockey #1 Midget House team came first in the Midget House tournament in Cranbrook two weeks ago. The midget team battled hard all weekend and finished the tournament winning in overtime against a strong team from Canmore.


Ottawa star defenceman out for season THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The season just got a lot more difficult for the Ottawa Senators. The Senators will be without star defenceman Erik Karlsson for the rest of the year. The Norris Trophy

By Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star

For one local ski racer, dreams of successfully competing in world-class events have come true. Just named to the Canadian World championship team, former Red Mountain Racer Sasha Zaitsoff is competing in the World Alpine Skiing championships currently going on in Schladming, Austria. Zaitsoff is in his second season on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team with four World Cup starts in Levi, Zagreb, Adelboden and Wengen. Last month, the 22-year-old had his best finish in a World Cup to date tying with veteran teammate Julien Cousineau for 39th in the first run of the men’s slalom. The top 30 skiers advance. “Obviously, he hasn’t qualified (for a second run) yet but he skied better than I’ve seen

him ski in a World Cup,” says head coach Pete Bosinger at the Alpine Canada website. “I think he’s gaining confidence and that was certainly something I could take away from today.” Zaitsoff says despite spending his early years on the prairies, he knew he was destined to become a skier. “My first experiences sliding on snow were as a crosscountry jack rabbit,” he says at Mountains were in his future as his family moved to Fernie and he started downhill skiing in the Nancy Greene program. “I have a lot of fond memories of skiing in Fernie. I was blessed as a young ski racer to have good coaches and a great group of friends. They both helped fuel my love and passion for skiing,” he says. When Zaitsoff was 12, he arrived in the Kootenays

with his family who settled in Queens Bay. Joining the Red Mountain Racers, he raced FIS for two years before the BC Provincial Team picked him up. With sights set on joining the National Team, he achieved his “life long goal” in 2011. Zaitsoff made his World Cup debut in Adelboden, Switzerland in 2011 and this January 13 run was his seventh start. His best prior result was 47th-place first run finishes last season in Adelboden and Schladming. He has 17 top-10 results at the North American level in super combined, super-G, giant slalom and slalom. On December 15, at the North American Cup in Panorama, he placed fourth ­­ — just .07 seconds from a spot on the podium. The World Alpine Skiing championships continue until February 17.

Murray said Thursday the surgery went well but 70 per cent of Karlsson’s tendon was cut. Recovery is expected to be at least three-to-four months, thus ending Karlsson’s season.


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Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ‡Until February 28, 2013, receive $500/ $1,000/ $2,000/ $2,500/ $3,500/ $5,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/$7,500/$8,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Focus (excluding S, ST, BEV), Fiesta, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)/ Focus S, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, Edge FWD (excluding SE), E-Series/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs / Mustang V6 Premium/ Mustang GT/ F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L /F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel engine/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $18,999/$27,999/$30,999. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$8,000 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Until February 28, 2013, receive 0%/1.49%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $264/$407/$499 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $122/$188/$230 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$1,287.57/$4,935.70 or APR of 0%/1.49%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $18,999/$29,286.57/$35,934.70. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$8,500 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ▼Program in effect from January 15, 2013 to April 1, 2013 (the “Program Period”). To qualify, customer must turn in a 2006 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Ford [C-Max, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, BOSS 302, Transit Connect EV, Medium Truck, Value Leader and Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable only to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Customers eligible for CFIP are not eligible for this offer. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 1.6L GTDI I4 EcoBoost 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. **When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. 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well as for us. What should I do? Can marriage counseling help if there’s no love? -Dying in New York Dear New York: Marriage counseling can help if there once was love that can be recaptured, or if both parties are dedicated to making the marriage work. A compatible marriage doesn’t necessarily require passion for each other, only a commitment to the stability of the relationship. But you cannot do it alone. Please continue with counseling. If your wife wants to work on the marriage, she will come along and make the necessary effort. But if she is unwill-

dous stress. Please advise. -- Gram Dear Gram: “Immediate family” refers to the bridal couple’s parents and siblings. (If the bride and groom have children, they would also be part of the immediate family.) Grandparents are usually included as “immediate family,” but not aunts, uncles, cousins, inlaws or other relatives. Your companion of 14 years should be invited because the two of you are an established couple. If your daughter is invited, her husband should be, as well. Your granddaughter gets to determine her side of the wedding list. Although we understand how painful this is for you, as long as ALL aunts, uncles and cousins are excluded, it is equitable. Dear Anne: The replies to “Your Husband,” who made excuses for his extramarital adventures, left out a third option

besides suffering with no sex and having affairs. Masturbation can keep those guys who feel they will die of frustration from wandering. I used to think of masturbation as cheating on my wife, but no longer. After 50 years,

we are still partners in every other way, and we still hold hands in bed. I am not looking for a replacement “as long as we both shall live.” -- Old Codger Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime edi-

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ing, the counselor will help you forge your own path. Dear Annie: Would you please define “immediate family”? My granddaughter is getting married in May. She is inviting “immediate family only,” thus excluding my daughter (her aunt) and my daughter-in-law’s sister. This is going to cause a lot of hurt feelings and might even create a split in the family. I am invited, but not my male friend of 14 years. I have talked to my son, the father of the bride, but he does not want to get involved. Our side of the family is not as large as the groom’s. My exhusband (the grandfather) will not be attending. Why can’t my daughter take his place? What about my daughter’s husband? My relationship with my granddaughter is very close, so I don’t understand this, and it’s causing tremen-

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Dear Annie: My wife and I are having marital problems. Our issues started when I caught her lying to me and talking privately on the phone to my best friend of 12 years -- the same guy who was the best man at my wedding. After arguing for a few days, I asked her to make a sincere effort to go for counseling, and she agreed. I also asked her to stop speaking to my friend during the time we are trying to repair our marriage. She agreed to that, too. However, this guy messages her on Facebook, and she still reads his comments. We went to our first counseling session, and I felt it went well. But when we got home, I realized that she was having doubts. She finally said she had not been in love with me for five years. Annie, we have a beautiful 16-monthold baby girl. I want to repair our marriage for our child’s sake, as




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You can do great research today because you have the willingness to work hard, even if you’re working in the dark. You won’t give up until you find what you’re looking for. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Put your energy into working with a group today, and you will not regret it. You can get an enormous amount done by cooperating with others or rallying them to your cause. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your ambition is stronger than ever! You’re like a Sherman tank. Keep plugging away at what you want to achieve, because you will succeed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a great day to finish your thesis, tackle a student paper or study anything. You’ll also take great care in making travel plans.

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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You won’t overlook anything if you’re dealing with taxes, debt, inheritances, bills and the wealth of others. You have enormous patience and perseverance today. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If you don’t agree with a partner or close friend today, you will not budge. You have firm ideas about what you want. (There’s also a chance that you will attract someone to you who acts like this.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can be tremendously productive at work today, because you will just keep on going. Your ability to persevere and accomplish whatever is at hand is amazing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a strong day for sports, the arts, flirtations, throwing a party and enjoying playful times with children. You’re full of exuberant energy!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Use your energy today to clean up messy areas at home, especially related to garbage, plumbing, bathrooms or laundry areas. Get rid of whatever you are not using. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You will be direct and succinct when talking to others today. You intend to say what you mean and mean what you say.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’ll work very hard to earn your money today, and you might work just as hard to spend it. But you seem to know what you’re doing, and you’re going full steam ahead. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You have enormous energy today. You also have patience, focus and the ability to pay attention to detail. Whatever you do, you will do with great

care. YOU BORN TODAY You are spirited, spontaneous and passionate about whatever you do. You like to be on the winning side of things, which you generally are because you display and embrace a lot of positive thinking. Others admire your straightforward honesty and ability to go with the flow. A lively social year awaits you. In addition, relationships will be successful and rewarding.









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Love Always, Catwoman 7 years and still missing you. Lucia Isernia & Family.

Births Born on February 9, 2013 to Vicki & Darcy McQuiggan, of Calgary, AB, a daughter, Ella, weighing 8 pounds. Welcoming her are brothers Aaron & Mason, Grandma Heather and Great Grandma Janet Bublitz.

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Unifab Industries in Grand Forks, BC, is actively hiring qualified Welders/Fitters. Competitive wages and benefits. Excellent place to raise a family and just two hours southeast of Kelowna. Fax 250-442-8356 or

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HEAVY DUTY JOURNEYMAN DIESEL MECHANIC required in Invermere, B.C. Permanent full-time position. Wage based on experience. $30 – $38. Benefit package available. Please fax or email resume to 250-342-0212

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Rossland $595,900

Rossland $399,000

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Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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Montrose $395,000 Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

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Rossland $345,000

Genelle $339,000

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Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 - 3pm 464 Austad Lane Trail $149,900

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Montrose $324,000

Rossland $297,000

Trail $259,900

Trail $249,900

Warfield $227,000

Fruitvale $199,000

Trail $189,000

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Salmo $134,000

Trail $123,500

Rossland $55,000

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Warfield $78,500

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

1252 Bay Avenue, Trail (250) 368-5222 1993 Columbia Ave Rossland, BC (250) 362-5200

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Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVERS WANTED:

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Education/Trade Schools INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! 1-866-399-3853 TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627

Help Wanted HOME SUPPORT for lovely senior lady in Rossland. Live in suite available/ preferred. 250-362-5201 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. Motivated & Enthusiastic Certified Dental Assistant Required for busy practice. Experience an asset. Resumes accepted: 201-402 Baker St, Nelson fax: 250-352-2275

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NOT YOUR Typical Day-ToDay. Here, each day has its rewards. From our diverse culture to programs that provide opportunities to enrich your life and explore your career potential, making UBC your next career move, is a great move. Support Services Assistant I, UBC, Okanagan The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is currently accepting applications for a part time Support Services Assistant I with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program. Working from the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, this position will provide administrative program support to Year 3 of the Southern Medical Program as it pertains to the Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) in Trail. This position works with the Clinical Education Program Manager, located in Kelowna, the Trail ICC Site Director, and will liaise with faculty and staff of the Southern Medical Program. For instructions on how to apply and more details of the position, please Visit UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

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Trail $199,900


Waneta $575,000


Beaver Falls $29,900

**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



SUMMIT Truck & Equipment Repair requires a part-time book keeper. Book keeping skills,Excel and Word requirement,Experience with Payroll,Familiar with Government reporting : HST, Receiver General Experience in AP and AR Position will start with a 3 day commitment, with options for extending hours as work load dictates. Fax: 250-3572009 PH: 250-357-2612 Ext:230



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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.

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES JOURNEYMAN TRADE PERSONS Zellstoff Celgar Limited has a need for temporary tradesmen for the time period up to and including our major shutdown from April 29 to May 10, 2013. During this period, the following certified trades persons would be required:

✓ Scaffolders ✓ Millwrights ✓ Pipefitters ✓ Pressure Welders (pressure certification required) ✓ Electricians ✓ Instrument Mechanics A copy of the trade certification is required with the application. To apply for this opportunity, please submit your resume to: Recruitment & Benefits Specialist Zellstoff Celgar Limited P.O. Box 1000 Castlegar, BC V1N 3H9 Phone: (250)365-4267, Fax: (250)365-2652 E-mail: 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!



Sunningdale $229,000 ALE GD NINNDO N SU CO



Warfield $297,000 ED CH TA GE DE ARA G


Downtown Trail $173,900




Park Siding $179,900 UR S FO OOM DR E B


Sunningdale $237,000 LE UB E DO RAG A G



Montrose $359,900 E AG RE AC


Fruitvale $229,000



Sunningdale $115,000




Sat. Feb. 16 • 11am - 1pm 2039 Caughlin, Fruitvale $497,900



Columbia Heights $169,000

Redstone $79,000



Fruitvale $207,000


Miral Heights $109,000 MS OO DR E 4B



Salmo $239,500


Waneta Village $259,000


Emerald Ridge $117,700

Salmo $114,900


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Glenmerry $299,000

Fruitvale $299,500

Fruitvale $549,000

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

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Financial Services

Food Products

SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires a Receptionist. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, a professional attitude and appearance with telephone skills. Clerical support to the company President is also included in the responsibilities. Please apply online or fax resume 250-357-2616 Enquiries 250-3572612 Ext: 230

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.

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Professional/ Management

The JBS TAX Prep Challenge to H&R clients Bring this: 1. Your H&R 2011 tax return 2. Your H&R paid invoice 3. Your 2012 tax slips Get this: 1. Your 2012 tax prep done 2. 10% off LAST year’s cost Offer to March 15. No other discounts.

JBS BUSINESS SERVICES 778 Rossland Ave, Trail “next to the Rex” 250.364.2235

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

A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

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

Misc Services DIRTBUSTERS Carpet cleaning, area rugs, flood work, furnace & air duct cleaning, 250364-1484, 250-364-0145 MOVING / Junk Removal 250-231-8529 PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, Video Camera Inspection. 24hr Emergency Service. 250-231-8529 Try Our new BP Italian Pizza 24/7 Ordering! BP Hot Foods Deli 250-512-9449 online menu:

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Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316




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Houses For Sale ROSSLAND BRAND new, 4bdrm. European heating, very energy efficient. $430,000. 250-362-7716 or

Mobile Homes & Parks

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

Grand Forks 1200 sq ft older mobile on own lot, taxes $100.00 yearly seniors. Rental suite brings in $450/m. 400 sq ft living room w/fireplace. Duplex lot. Furnished. 250-4427130. View at 3010 1st Rd.

Misc. for Sale 20 GB Playstation 3 with wireless controller, includes free PS Live, Blu-ray player $100 200 GB with wireless controller, free wireless PS live gaming & blu-ray player $250 Call 250-304-4649 GrownTent for sale everything included $1300 250 777-4918 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 TREADMILL, Ab Lounger & Ab Circler $400. firm. Kitchen table w/4 chairs $400. firm. China cabinet 250-368-5335

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 250-499-0251

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


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saturday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Enjoy good times with friends today. In fact, you will be particularly drawn to creative, artistic people. Perhaps they can help you formulate future goals? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Romance with a boss or someone in authority might begin for you, or perhaps it’s a saucy flir-

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tation? If others ask for your creative input on something, don’t hesitate to give it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Travel anywhere if you can today, or do something so that you feel you are learning something new and breaking free of your daily boundaries. You want to broaden your horizons! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Intense discussions

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about intimacy or how to share money and divide shared costs might arise today. Good. This is a good time to talk about this. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Remember to get more sleep, because this is the most tired time of the year for you. Fortunately, partnerships and close relationships are cozy and warm. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)


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It’s easy to work hard today because co-workers are so supportive. In fact, they are so supportive that a work-related romance might begin. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a wonderful time to enjoy the pleasures of life. Take a vacation day if you can. If not, enjoy a long lunch and good times with others. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your focus on home, family and domestic needs continues, which is why many of you are redecorating your digs. Today you might be more involved with a parent than usual. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You are no doubt amazed by the beauty of your sur-

roundings now and also by how much love there is in your daily life. Appreciation is the best meditation we can do daily. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You are blessed with lots of opportunities to earn money now. This is why you are buying beautiful treasures for yourself and loved ones. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Relations with others are very smooth now because it’s easy to be charming and diplomatic. Why is it easy? Because you’re attracting such good fortune. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will delight you today. You need to catch

your breath in a peaceful way so that you will be restored and replenished for the future. YOU BORN TODAY You are resilient and strong, yet this is often a mask for a very sensitive interior. You often feel that you need to have your defenses up against the world. You are affectionate and ready to defend not only yourself, but also family members and loved ones. You embrace your beliefs fervently. Grab every opportunity to learn something in the year ahead, because it will help you in 2014. Birthdate of: Daphne Oz, author/TV host; Jerry O’Connell, actor; Michael Jordan, basketball player. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Sunday/Monday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your birthday is approaching. This makes the next month the perfect time to think about what you want your new year to be all about. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect a popular month ahead. Accept all invitations. Talk to others about your hopes and dreams for the future, because they might help you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) In the next month, the Sun will move across the top of your chart, acting like a spotlight on you. Because this light is flattering, others will ask you to take on increased responsibilities. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Travel anywhere you can in the next month, because you want to broaden your horizons. You’re keen to learn new things and discover adventure. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) During the next month,

you will feel passionate about everything. But your passion most certainly will be romantic as well. (Say no more!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You’ll need more sleep in the next month because the Sun is now traveling as far away from you as it gets all year. (The Sun is your source of energy.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Do whatever you can to get better organized now. You’re on a big kick to turn over a new leaf. (Why not be the best you can be?) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Romance, love affairs, vacations, parties, pleasurable excursions, sports and playful activities with children are tops on the menu for you during the next month. Lucky Scorpio! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Today you enter a monthlong window of time when you will focus strongly on home, family and your private life. Take some time to cocoon

and enjoy your privacy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The pace of your days will accelerate in the next month, as you are busy with short trips, reading and writing, plus running errands all while talking to everyone. Fasten your seatbelt! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Finances, money and cash flow will have your attention in the next month. But at a deeper level, you will wonder what your true values are. What really matters? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Today the Sun enters your sign to stay for the next four weeks, energizing you and attracting people and favorable circumstances to you. Make the most of this good fortune! YOU BORN TODAY You are vibrant and full of energy to the extent that you electrify others in your presence. Nevertheless, you are philosophical and sensitive. You embrace your core values passionately. You also like to have long-term goals to

guide you. As a child, you were tenderhearted. Good news: Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: John Travolta, actor; Yoko Ono, artist; Matt Dillon, actor; Shannon McIlmoyle, awesome person. For Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re particularly skilled when talking to others today, especially in group situations. Conversations with neighbors and siblings will be very positive. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) In one way, this is an excellent day for business and commerce. Nevertheless, just fill your databank and postpone major expenditures or important decisions until tomorrow. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The Moon is in your sign today, dancing beautifully with fair Venus, which makes you social and eager to explore more of life. Do anything that broadens your horizons. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You feel secretly pleased about something today, and this could be because you sense that your security or financial situation will improve because of the support of others. Let’s hope

you’re right. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) All your dealings with members of the general public will be positive today. Similarly, relationships with partners and close friends will be smooth. Enjoy some lighthearted fun! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) On the whole, this is an easygoing day at work; however, avoid making important decisions until tomorrow. Just go with the flow and keep things light with co-workers. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Do something that makes you feel like you’re getting more out of life today. You want to learn something new or have a little adventure. (Just avoid major purchases.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Discussions about shared property, taxes, debt and anything you own jointly with others will go smoothly today. Nevertheless, this is a poor day to sign documents or agree to anything important. Wait until tomorrow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) With the Moon opposite your sign today, you have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. Just accept this. It’s not a big deal. In fact, people are cooperative.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Things will go smoothly at work today, especially with co-workers. You can boost your income or make inroads with others; however, postpone important decisions until tomorrow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a fun, creative day! Enjoy good times with others. Sports events, playful activities with children and romantic escapes will delight. (Guaranteed.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Focus on home, family and domestic activities today. Discussions with a female relative, especially Mom, will be significant. Keep things light. Postpone major expenditures and important decisions until tomorrow. YOU BORN TODAY You are courageous, daring and have a fantastic imagination. You’re tough and determined, and are not afraid to break the rules. Many of you are competitive, and because of this, you do best on your own. You need stimulating goals. In the year ahead, something you have been involved with for nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Karen Silkwood, activist; Amy Tan, author; Daniel Adair, musician.

Trail Times Friday, February 15, 2013 A23


Baldface Lodge hosts world’s best snowboarders BY BOB HALL

The Nelson Star

From hosting the planet’s best snowboarders this week to the pages of GQ magazine, Baldface Lodge is on top of the winter world. But the roots of the catski operation just north of Nelson are far more humble. “We’ve had our hard years, and I think we’ve definitely paid our dues,” says Jeff Pensiero, the man who came to the Kootenays from Lake Tahoe, California in the late1990s armed with a vision. “Now it just feels like it is what I’ve always wanted it to be. Now we can concentrate on giving the staff what they need to do their jobs and I think the customers can feel that… there is a real awesome vibe up here right now. But it’s taken 12 hard years to get it where it’s at.” HERE AND NOW This week, 16 of the top snowboarders on earth will be in Nelson for the Red Bull Ultra Natural. Lead by snowboarding superstar Travis Rice, the athletes will display their jawdropping talents on a custom-built course on a sliver of the massive 32,000-acre Baldface terrain. Last January, the Red Bull showcase was the first event of its kind. Like that competition, in March the action that takes place later this month will be shown to millions of homes on NBC. The Ultra Natural will again translate into more internation-


Baldface Lodge has established itself as one of North America’s best catski lodges. al fame for Baldface, but it doesn’t stop there. In this month’s GQ (Gentleman’s Quarterly), Baldface gets a mention in the magazine’s “GQ Skis” special section that covers everything winter from the best fashion to the best gear to the best places to shred. Baldface makes the grade with the piece headlined: “Because in British Columbia lies skiing’s answer to the bachelor party.” “Sure, the snow and terrain are incredible and the food is excellent,” writes journalist Josh Dean. “but it’s also laid-back and built first and foremost on the idea that every, at pretty much every level, should be having fun.” Baldface also received international ink from Outside magazine in its January “Best catskiing destinations in North America” feature. With GQ’s paid

circulation of 963,507 and Outside’s of 686,633, that’s a pretty hefty dose of press. “It’s always nice to be in the international media,” says Pensiero. “It brings a lot of attention to the business and to the Nelson area.” HARDLY OPEN ARMS When Pensiero and his former partner Jim Fraps arrived to the Nelson area to explore the idea of a luxury resort in the mountains just north of town, there was no parade down Baker Street. Many business people scoffed at the idea as a pipe dream, many isolationists were worried about the big city takeover of the area’s prized backcountry terrain. “I remember walking out of grocery stores and having people tee up and give me a piece of their mind,” Pensiero says of those early days. But Pensiero was committed to an idea

he knew would make the area’s outdoor scene more vibrant. “I always believed there was a place for a snowboardingtype lodge this close to Nelson,” he says. “When we came here I couldn’t believe Nelson had no operation like this nearby. You look around and Golden has places, Fernie has places, Whistler has places… there was no backcountry ski lodge around Nelson.” NOT A SMOOTH RIDE There were times when Pensiero thought the naysayers might win. Ten years ago, snowboarding legend and Baldface guide Craig Kelly died in an avalanche that also claimed the lives of six others. It was a tragedy that shook the entire snowboard industry. Not long after, the lodge was hit by the Norwalk virus that put a halt to the operation in the middle of the season and almost

financially ruined Baldface. Two years ago the very thing that makes Baldface incredible played a cruel trick when the snowload on the main lodge caused it to collapse. It cost Baldface $4.5 million to build a new facility. But the bumps seem to be behind Baldface now. With a staff of 72 on the direct payroll (including kitchen staff, housekeeping, outside operations, guides, tailgunners, a snow safety team, cat operators, mechanics, massage therapists, office staff, bartenders), Pensiero says the operation is finally at a point where he feels confident about the future. “It’s a job… but if you love what you do, then you never really have to go to work,” he says. “I have to deal with bankers and lawyers and accountants and insurance companies and WCB… it’s a real job. But if I get

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Friday, February 15, 2013 Trail Times


Little dog proves to be a big hero By Dan Walton

Invermere Valley Echo

A shitzu/maltese cross on vacation in Windermere proved again why dog is man’s best friend. Longtime residents Bunny and Alan Turner were were looking after Buddy, the small dog owned by Bunny’s daughter in Calgary. After a typical day in November, the couple was getting ready to settle in for the night. Alan, who only experiences 15 per cent hearing, had already put himself to bed as Bunny was flicking the lights off and turning the heat down. Atop 11 stairs, a misstep on her

basement staircase sent Bunny tumbling to the bottom with broken ankle. At the top of her lungs, Bunny’s cry for help went unheard by Alan. Fortunately, Buddy knew what to do. “Buddy was just barking and barking his head off — my husband had gone to bed and couldn’t figure out why the dog was barking so badly,” Bunny recalled. Buddy ran back and forth between Bunny in the basement and Alan on the main floor, alerting Alan of his injured wife. Once Alan became aware of the situation, he dialled 911. Bunny spent a month and a half

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between hospitals in Invermere, Cranbrook and Calgary, largely due to a subsequent heart attack during treatment for her fall. Ironically, it was a stroke of fate which found Buddy staying with Alan and Bunny during the night of the accident. “I’m 76 and I didn’t want another dog in my life, but I just couldn’t say no,” said Bunny. In hindsight, it’s a favour that she’s now overwhelmingly thankful she was able to take on. As a preventative measure, Alan now keeps his hearing aid on while he’s in bed.


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10 acres of gorgeous land located in an area of vineyards and winery. This property is perfect for livestock, horses, gardens, or hobby farm. Home features inlaid oak flooring, huge windows, open floor plan and 3 bedrooms. Several outbuildings including barn, heated (24x40) shop and greenhouse. Call now!

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