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District trustees poised for final vote on Rossland schools’ fate BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER


of the bylaw. The vote could see some surprises, said board chair Darrell Ganzert, including a return to the status quo of keeping both schools open. “If the bylaw is defeated it would allow the status quo to continue,” Ganzert explained, adding he expected a few trustees to vote ‘No’ on the bylaw. Rossland city council will be taking a wait-and-see attitude, said Mayor Greg Granstrom, as it huddles for a regular council meeting that same night (Feb. 25) at City Hall. Granstrom said a deal with the school district will still be forthcoming from the city, but it will be offered up after the school board makes its final decision on third reading Monday night. “We pretty well have to wait until they make a decision, but we are working on things. There is nothing (concrete) right now,” he said. “We are waiting to get the final decision and then we will go from there.” See GROUP, Page 3

Times Staff

The plot thickens. As School District 20 (SD20) prepares to nail shut the coffin on MacLean Elementary School in Rossland this Monday night and leave the Golden City with only kindergarten to Grade 9, there are forces at work behind the scenes to keep the full spectrum of grades in the city. The City of Rossland is poised to act after the SD20 board of trustees delivers the final word on the bylaw to close Maclean and move 10 grades over to Rossland Secondary School (RSS). As well, the community-based group Neighbourhood of Learning (NOL) committee is expected to bring forth a solution to the dilemma of keeping 13 levels of learning in Rossland. The action begins in earnest Monday night at Trail Middle School (7 p.m.) as the SD20 board of trustees will give its final verdict on whether or not Maclean will close in the third and final reading

Enema Awards revived

Popular health care variety show returns in March BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

People laughed so hard their faces hurt. That was the review of the last production of the Enema Awards after it ended its six-year run in 2005. The good news is that the popular variety show, presented by area health professionals, is slated for a comeback tour at the Charles Bailey Theatre on March 12 at 7 p.m. “There has been lots of talk over the years of bringing it back,” said Jody Pistak, show organizer and Interior Health patient safety consultant. “But Janet Fisher really got the



ball rolling and kept it rolling.” “I just missed the last Enema Awards,” said Dr. Fisher. “But the legend remained, seven years later the mere mention brings smiles to people’s faces.” After tracking down a CD to see what the mythic event was all about, Fisher said she too began to smile just thinking about the show. With the assistance of past organizers, Terry Jones, and Marg Kempston, Pistak, Fisher and Dave Scott, a respiratory therapist, are bouncing around funny ideas and looking forward to sharing the energy with the audience and community. The theme of the show was finally settled, and is being called “Irreverent and Irreverent”, said Pistak. See SHOW, Page 3


Starting Wednesday Glacier Valley Tree Service began removing 23 cottonwood trees along Dyke Road near the boat launch in Gyro Park. The crew will occupy the lane of Dyke Road and be onsite working from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily for one week. According to the City of Trail’s website, the intent is to remove the 23 cottonwood trees “to eliminate problems the trees have caused over the last two years, and to accommodate 35 new parking stalls that will be installed at the beginning of summer.”



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round. Remember, the taxman works 12 months a year and I would like to say that 2012 proved to be an active year for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). New labour language with CRA staff now allows for workload to be shifted throughout Canada so if one regional office is quiet, it will pick up the slack from other regions. Both pre-reviews and reviews of tax returns increased for the 2011 tax year. A ”pre-review” is a return CRA doesn’t initially accept as officially filed until additional information is investigated which may or may not require contact with the taxpayer and the presentation of that information, while a “review” is a return accepted and assessed but then flagged by CRA for investigation and additional information is requested of the taxpayer. The pre-review, as disconcerting as any review may be, is the better type of review since any change that may be forthcoming is done prior to CRA assessment and, if applicable, before the issuance of a refund cheque, or more importantly, before the spending of that


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refund by the taxpayer. Which begs the question, what can happen after a “review”? Remembering that at the review stage CRA has already completed its initial assessment so, if upon review of the supplementary information CRA chooses to conduct a reassessment, there is a possibility the taxpayer will have to pay back some or all of a refund if it had been given, or worse, pay tax. Since most people don’t have disposable income kicking around to pay CRA, and CRA is not quick on offering payment plans, this situation is not a good one. So what’s a taxpayer to do to avoid this situation? From the get-go, when it comes to your taxes keep accurate records throughout the year. There are three components to this statement. The first is “keep” the records. Keep, as in don’t throw away or lose the original documents,

receipts, slips, and the like. Secondly, gather these pieces of information 12 months a year. Use a shoe box if you have to! The third is “accurate” and fortunately by default, keeping the documents is your best assurance of accurate information. However, recording specific details on those docs may also prove valuable (item, reason, date, etc). Having said this, following these tips doesn’t necessarily ensure accurate reporting to CRA. A humble suggestion – have someone who knows what they are doing prepare your taxes if you are not comfortable doing it. It is amazing how many people actually

had the information needed but it was missed or misreported. And if you choose to use a professional preparer, it is a fair question to ask their protocol for handling any review of your return – are they your first line of support, or are they in the background? Do they charge or is it part of the service? For what it’s worth, it appears the major CRA hot items of interest for last year’s tax season were medical, moving and donation receipts – the perennial favorites. There was also a keen interest in custody arrangements, likely because of the various lucrative dependant claims available. In addition, tuition and education amounts and inter-

est on student loans had the eye of CRA. Finally, as all governments scramble for every tax dollar, taxpayers earning income from sources abroad were asked by CRA to prove payment of taxes to that foreign country on that foreign income. As a footnote, if you receive a CRA request for information, don’t ignore it. Deal with it in a timely manner. Remember, the effective date for the application of interest and penalties is retroactive to April 30. 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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The Royal Theatre is hosting its third annual Oscar party, live on Sunday. Owner Lisa Milne (left) invites movie enthusiasts to enjoy a frosty one in your favorite flannel and denims, or don your fanciest gown and sip on chardonnay with Elizabeth Seinen, from the Trail Arts Council.

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POsitive results with negatives

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Joyce Austin, pictured in the Trail Historical Society’s archives room, is working on a grant obtained from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, which involves sifting through all the Trail Times negatives back to 1969, saving the published ones (and any others that have community significance) and creating an index for them. The goal is to create more room in the archives and make newspaper research that much easier. So far, she’s saved nearly 4000 negatives.

Show promises a bit of everything

FROM PAGE 1 So far, 20 acts are rehearsing, and Pistak promises that the audience will be laughing along with “old faces and new faces.” “There is a great roster of skits and entertainment from seasoned Enema players and newcomers. The skits are all really funny, with some music and dancing as well.” At one time, in addition to the comedy show, health-care workers provided a forum on health services, information and community awareness, which was the point of the whole thing in the first

place. A few skits were thrown in to make it light and get people to come, said past organizer Terry Jones. But eventually, people didn’t want to bother with the information, they only wanted the skits. This year, the show does include a bit of education, said Fisher. Without spilling the beans too much, she hinted at “fun around a CPR lesson,” and it might not go exactly as the doctor ordered. “We actually have a handout on hands-only CPR. We thought maybe some doctors in drag would add to the

learning experience,” she joked. The resurrection of the Enema Awards promises to tickle the funny bone, but in preparing, the participants have experienced an added side-effect. “This has been a great way of engaging physicians and staff,” she said. “The fun-raiser has brought people together from all departments who normally don’t get the opportunity to work together.” Tickets are $15 and on sale now at the Charles Bailey box office or in the foundation office at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Kimberley shutout in grant bid for flume fix By Carolyn Grant Kimberley Bulletin

Funding announcements from the Gas Tax General Strategic Priorities Fund are flowing into communities this week — but not into Kimberley. The City of Kimberley’s application for funding to assist with the $4.25 million Mark Creek flume rehabilitation project has been rejected. A brief letter to the City

from the Chair of the fund’s management committee, Gary MacIsaac, offered no explanation as to why the City’s application was turned down, other than there were far more applications than available funds. What went wrong is something Mayor Ron McRae would like to know. “We were not successful with the gas tax application,” McRae said at City Council on

Tuesday evening. “A couple of grants have been announced in the Elk Valley. We have to go back and find out where this thing went sideways.” Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald is not shy about offering his theory on the recent funding announcements. He says there have been few, if any, announcements of any significance in this riding. “Right now you have

Liberal MLAs trying to save their seats,” he said. “The flume should have been funded. There’s $26 million for advertising yet no money to support an infrastructure project like the flume.” A referendum on the project funding did allow for the possibility of the city having to go it alone. However, McRae says the City does have to assess going forward.

Group working on alternatives

FROM PAGE 1 He said the issue will be addressed at the first regular Rossland city council meeting in March. Further afield, the NOL committee is trying to find a solution for keeping kindergarten to Grade 12 in the city. In an article submitted to the “Rossland News” on Feb. 21, NOL intimated it could push for a municipal school district, a re-drawing of the school boundary lines, independent school options and legal options. NOL is also working with the city to shape a partnership with the school district so RSS “In the end, could become a K-12 regardless of school this fall. how it goes, it “This would probably entail some will be up to tax implications for the trustees Rosslanders, which will to determine be laid out in the days to come,” wrote NOL if it is spokesperson Aerin sustainable ...” Guy. If the bylaw vote Darrel Ganzert passes Monday night and it means SD20 closes MacLean, the board would have to consult to bring any of the three grades removed back to Rossland if the city were to offer some money, and there was “a will on the board to do that,” said Ganzert. “In the end, regardless of how it goes, it will be up to trustees to determine if it is sustainable, if it is the right thing to do for the community, and educationally. There would be a lot of discussion,” he said about bringing K-12 back to the city. SD20 board of trustees’ removed any debate on the merit of keeping kindergarten to Grade 12 in the Golden City after defeating a motion Feb. 4 to move all grades to RSS. But the City of Rossland had prepared a counter financial offer to the district for consideration to cover the monetary gap needed to keep five secondary school grades in the city. In its Jan. 28 meeting, Rossland city council directed city staff to flesh out options for a deal with SD20 that would involve the city and its citizens helping cover the difference in costs to keep the grades. The four options are for $300,000 to be paid annually for a period of three years, for $300,000 to be paid for one year, for $140,000 to be paid for a period of three years (in one lump sum or annually), and $140,000 for one year. If agreed upon, the amount forthcoming to the district would be paid through city reserves—and then repaid to the reserves by borrowing over a decided period of time— through the alternative approval process or financed through the budget process. There is a $1.75 million budget deficit facing the district over the next three years. In closing two district schools, including Rossland’s secondary school, SD20 would only save $625,000, according to SD20 administration calculations. The board’s final decision dates on those motions will be completed by Feb. 28.

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Doctors upset hospital expansion not in budget

Penticton Western News A group of 120 doctors, surgeons and specialists working out of the Penticton Regional Hospital has called Tuesday’s provincial budget a “complete disappointment”. The group, who had held out hope that ten years of promises of funding for their hospital for much needed upgrades would be fulfilled in the 2013 provincial budget, was flabbergasted when the priority level one facility was passed over again. “The doctors and the community of Penticton are very disappointed, to say the least, that we did not get approval for our project in the budget,” said spokesperson Dr. David Paisley. “We are 100 per cent committed to see this project approved as soon as possible. Where there is a political will, there is a political way. We

will not go away as our hospital limitations won’t go away. We will continue to urge the public to urge Ministry of Health to approve this very urgent project. The community is very much behind us. The Premier has seen the conditions we have to treat our patients in, so she is fully aware of our problems we face daily. We believe there is a way to make this project happen and will continue to work at seeing this through.” The doctors took the unusual step of forming a self-funded association, the Penticton Medical Society, in order to draw attention to the plight of the 63-year-old hospital. Constructed in 1951 to service a population of 10,000, the hospital is bursting at the seams, with specialist services placed in areas


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Burton said are parked at this time. “I think we were just in survival mode for the three months of the job action,” she said. The Canadian Auto Workers have asked B.C. Transit to keep the work in-house and they are posting between 60 and 70 hours of overtime in each garage to get the system running normally as quickly as possible. “If it wasn’t for the job action our workers would have done the work already,” said Canadian Auto Workers Union Local 333 president Ben Williams. “At B.C. Transit we obviously perform all of the maintenance on the vehicles for Greater Victoria and that’s how we want it to stay.”


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More lobbying needed to stop education cuts By Diane Standberg Tri City News

Insufficient funding is at the heart of School District 43’s deficit woes, says the president of the District Parent Advisory Council. And Heidi Hass Gable would like to see more provincial lobbying by parents’ groups. Unlike SD43 teachers and support workers, whose unions have been vocal at school board meetings about the district’s $7.5-million deficit, the local DPAC executive has been taking a wait-and-see approach, Hass Gable said. She said it’s difficult for parents to comment on the specifics of district cost-cutting proposals, which have so far been limited to supplies, discretionary spending and substitute teaching costs. “Our concern is what impact does this have on kids,” Hass Gable said, noting that it’s early in the deficit-reduction process and the district likely won’t know the final number until the end of the school year. And there isn’t likely to be any relief in the budget proposed by the BC Liberal government Tuesday. Both the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC School Trustees Association say education spending will be flat even though cost pressures are mounting. In the meantime, Hass Gable said, she would like to see parent groups be more proactive in raising concerns about funding issues in schools, pointing out that other districts are also facing deficits or cost-cutting.


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Court backs cops’ phone search Search permitted unless password protected

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Ontario’s highest court has signalled that the right of police officers to look through someone’s phone depends on whether there’s a password. The Court of Appeal for Ontario says it’s all right for police to have a cursory look through the phone upon arrest if it’s not password protected, but if it is, investigators should get a search warrant. The court’s ruling comes in the case of a man who appealed his robbery conviction, arguing that police breached his charter rights by looking through his phone after

his arrest. Kevin Fearon was arrested in July 2009, after a jewelry stall at a flea market in Toronto was robbed, and police found pictures of a gun and cash as well as a text message about jewelry on his phone. The Appeal Court denied his appeal, saying that police were allowed to look through Fearon’s phone “in a cursory fashion” to see if there was evidence relevant to the crime, but after that they should have stopped to get a warrant. The court says if the phone had been password protected or otherwise locked to anyone other than its owner, “it would not have been appropriate” to look through the phone without a search warrant.



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Language watchdog went too far, says PQ Too much Italian on Italian restaurant menu THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - The Quebec government says its language watchdog was a little too aggressive in chasing after an Italian restaurant for excessive use of Italian on its menu. The provincial minister responsible for language says she realizes the agency went too hard after the Montreal restaurant Buonanotte. “I recognized that there was an excess of zeal,” Diane De Courcy told reporters Thursday in Quebec City. Speaking more gen-

erally, she said similar mistakes wouldn’t be made in the future. She said the Office Quebecois de la langue francaise would be more careful to use a loophole in the application of the language law that offers some leeway for foreign cultural and food products. “(The Office boss) will make adjustments in this case. But what’s also most important, what she said, is that she will ensure that mistakes of that nature don’t happen again,” De Courcy said. “Not that there’s ever a 100-per-cent guarantee - these are human beings doing these inspections.” It’s an abrupt reversal of roles for the Parti Quebecois government

- which has spent years, since its days in opposition, urging the Office to apply the law more strictly. The organization has even received a 6 per cent budget increase this year, to $24.7 million. The agency recently visited the Montreal eatery after receiving a citizen’s complaint, and it agreed that certain words on the menu needed to be switched to French. Among them: “pasta,” “calamari” and “bottiglia” (which means “bottle” in Italian). They did leave the word “pizza” alone. The case created an uproar in social media - in both English and French. A number of Italian Quebecers, meanwhile, joked

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Military to help recover capsized boat THE CANADIAN PRESS WOODS HARBOUR, N.S. - The military returned to the southwest coast of Nova Scotia on Thursday to look for a capsized fishing boat as Ottawa faced mounting pressure from an angry community demanding the recovery of the vessel that could contain the bodies of five fishermen. Grieving families in Woods Harbour, N.S., emerged from a meeting with the RCMP at a local community centre, relieved to hear that the Defence Department agreed to return to the area to search for the upturned boat, last spotted by the coast guard Wednesday afternoon. HIGH FRAME RATE 3D

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what the families said they were told about an aircraft and a ship being sent. But by late afternoon, there was some confusion about the extent of the military’s involvement. Maj. Martell Thompson, a spokesman for the military’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax, confirmed that a military aircraft was dispatched to the area to determine whether the Miss Ally was still afloat.

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hile city council seeks control of the local airport in Columbia Gardens, keeping people in Trail should be as much of a concern as actually getting them here. People are pouring into Trail to work already, but unfortunately many of them are taking their pay cheques and leaving town at the end of the day, according to the Community in Bloom committee. The volunteers, which look at many more aspects of community life than just flowers and tidiness, did vehicle and passenger counts on Highway 22 at Birchbank last spring and fall on weekdays between 5 and 8:30 a.m. They found that more than 1,500 “northerners” per day are coming to Trail in private vehicles during those hours. The outbound private-vehicle counts were only about a quarter of the inbound traffic. While some of the visitors may be headed to the hospital for early appointments or other non-remunerative activ-

ities, it is reasonable to presume that the bulk of them are coming to work at that hour, not for a picnic. This represents the equivalent of almost the entire Teck work force, in numbers if not total earnings, leaving town at the end of their shifts to spend their pay and pay their property taxes elsewhere. Given those numbers, city council should be looking at buying the highway and installing a toll booth rather than worrying about how quickly the second airport in the Trail-Castlegar area is upgraded. Nothing that can economically be done to the airport in Columbia Gardens will make an appreciable difference to Teck, Red Mountain, the hospital and, by extension, the community at large. But another 1,000-plus families working and living in Trail – now there’s a plan for economic and community development. Why do so many people work in Trail but live elsewhere, presumably mostly in and around Castlegar? That would be a good question for the Lower


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Columbia economic development officer Sandy Santori to ask, and get to work answering. The Community in Bloom volunteers have done yeomen service in roughly quantifying the problem, but they can hardly be expected to flag down drivers hurrying to work and question them on their lifestyle preferences. (Good Morning! I’ve got a coupon for an Egg McSchmuffin if you will fill out this survey.) Why do people who work in Trail choose to live in Castlegar? Some of things that Castlegar has more of include boating, gambling and fast-food dining opportunities, but surely these aren’t deal breakers.

The sense I have is that newcomers to the Trail workforce end up living in Castlegar primarily because of housing options. This has always perplexed me because most people live in the West Kootenay for lifestyle or family reasons, so why spend an extra hour a day or more in your car for the sake of a housing choice? If all of Greater Trail was the Downtown Eastside, and Castlegar was West Vancouver, I could fathom the commute, but what’s the difference? Castlegar has lots of wonderful people and so does Trail. Research is required into how much of an issue housing really is and, if it is a problem, what can be done about it. My friends in Sunningdale are going to love me for this, but when Trail was last alive in the early 1980s, council was looking at a 500-lot subdivision on the bench to the north of the sleepy existing subdivision. With new families moving to the West Kootenay to work at Teck and the hospital it is time to look

at whether this development is needed and what the city can do to make it happen. Other options need to be explored to encourage investors to develop building lots and, more importantly, put up spec houses for those families that covet new homes brimming with the latest gadgets. Trail is trying to get something going in its downtown with a tax moratorium on new construction. Why can’t all the municipalities in Greater Trail go the same route and not just in their business cores? If newly developed lots and houses were exempt from property taxes (but not utility and garbage fees once occupied) for the first few years, this would make investing in residential construction and living in Greater Trail more attractive. That would do more to keep businesses and schools flourishing in this community than a new terminal and more flight options at the airport. Raymond Masleck is a retired Trail Times reporter.

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Airport service an expense that should be shared After reading the articles in the Trail Daily Times and listening to the news story on CBC radio that Trail council has unanimously agreed to investigate the purchase of the airport lands and take over the operation of the Trail Regional airport a few questions come to mind. I assume that there is back up information presented to council on the benefits, risks and estimated annual financial costs required to subsidize the Trail REGIONAL airport before council makes the decision. The “Economic Impact Assessment Study for the Regional Airport” a report

commissioned by the Regional District East End committee lists the benefits and risks of the Master Plan. I find that this one sentence in the EIA report very interesting. “Political and business leaders concerned with airport planning and development need to think carefully and cautiously about future investments.” I hope that before council finalizes an agreement to purchase the airport lands residents of Trail are provided the financial implications of what operating an airport entails. Especially if there is an annual operating deficit that Trail tax-

payers will be paying the full amount. The regional airport has been subsidized by the regional taxpayers every year. Currently; Trail’s tax base pays 45 per cent of the property tax requisition. As a former Trail councillor that sat on regional board I supported the Trail Regional Airport, the Trail Airport Master plan and still do. I really do not support taking over a regional service without some justification. The airport is a real benefit to the whole area and that is why the whole east end region should be funding it. Fred Romano Trail

Age discrimination should be permitted


ecently, the Alberta if they think that’s what best Human Rights Tribunal suits their needs. The Alberta ordered the Alberta Human Rights Act does preciseDepartment of Human ly that, forbidding age-based Services to provide employ- discrimination in employment. ment for a 72-year-old woman While this law seems at first who claimed she had been glance to protect seniors, it may discriminated against on the occasionally harm them. Some grounds of her age. The tribu- employers actually prefer older nal also awarded her 70 per cent workers. For one thing, seniors of her salary for the don’t need time five years when she off for childdidn’t work and bearing or child$15,000 for injury rearing. to her dignity and Some employself-esteem. ers cite perceived Joan Cowling generational difhad worked for the ferences such as provincial governgreater punctument under a serality, more reliKAREN ies of limited term able attendance, contracts: for two a better work years, three years, ethic, greater Troy Media two years and one politeness, a less year consecutively. defiant attitude When her final one-year con- towards authority figures, and tract began, she was told her greater loyalty to their firm. department was being restruc- These perceptions may be tured and her position would inaccurate, but that’s no readisappear, morphing into a low- son to prevent an employer er-level, permanent job. When from testing its hypothesis and that happened, Cowling (then reaping the results, positive or aged 67) applied for the new negative. position but was not hired. Unfortunately, any employer According to her former who tried to confer an advansupervisor, Cowling lacked cer- tage on seniors by adopting a tain experience required for policy of not hiring individuals the new job. Specifically, she under, say, 45 would be breakhad never acted as a mediator. ing the law just as surely as one He didn’t believe she could who refused to hire applicants be developed as a mediator in over 65. future because she was “conThe law assumes that age frontational rather than prob- never matters, but common lem solving” in her approach. sense shows that, eventually, Nevertheless, the tribunal it must. said it was “reasonable to infer” If a 99-year-old woman that she had not been hired applies for a job, statistically because of age discrimination. she has a life expectancy of only It therefore awarded her the job two more years and will be sick and monetary damages already for at least part of that time. If described. the employer hopes to fill the I am certainly no advocate position for 10 years, it needs to of forcing people to retire. My look for someone younger. husband, aged 78, still owns On the other hand, a 25-yearand operates a manufactur- old who has already changed ing company. Approaching 60 jobs five times may not fill the myself, I have no plans to retire bill either. – ever. The desire for workplace lonHowever, neither can I sup- gevity is not mere whim on port a law that forbids employ- the employer’s part. Staff turners from adopting an age cut-off over is expensive. First there


are search costs: advertising, sorting applications, and interviewing applicants. This consumes resources, particularly in small businesses where there’s no dedicated human resources department. Then there are training costs for the new employee. Sometimes they need paid outside courses. Often they consume co-workers’ time to train. And they’re frequently not very productive during their training period. Furthermore, the departure of an employee may also mean the loss of valuable intangibles such as institutional memory and customer goodwill. The more often this happens, the more costly it is for the employer. In short, there may be valid reasons for employers to prefer applicants with a long shelf life. Forcing employers to hire older employees (and therefore to hire more frequently) may raise costs. This means higher taxes if the employer is the government, or more expensive products if the employer is a business. Retirement age should be a matter of contractual negotiation – neither forbidden by law, nor mandatory by law. Employers should be free to decide whom they wish to hire and when they wish to terminate employment. Not all will make the same choices. The firm’s success or failure in the marketplace will either validate or disprove any preconceived ideas it holds about a particular age group. Unfortunately, when the employer is the government, this feedback mechanism doesn’t exist. The Alberta government has filed an appeal of the Cowling ruling – wisely, in my view. However, if the appellate courts uphold this decision, the Alberta legislature should amend the Human Rights Act by deleting “age” as a prohibited ground of discrimination. Karen Selick is the Litigation Director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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OBITUARIES BAGGIO, ELAINE ANNE — BAGGIO, Elaine Anne of Trail, passed away on February 20, 2013 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Her family and friends were by her side when she took her new journey to be with her parents, sister and brother. Elaine is predeceased by her parents Luigi and Emily Pastro (Schiavon), her sister Irene, her brother Gino, her brother-in-law Peter Henne and her father and mother-inlaw Angelo and Elena Baggio. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years George, her daughter Kelly (Darcy) Niblow, her grandchildren Brooklyn and Grayson, her sister-in-law Doreen Meneer, her brother-in-law Ed (Donna) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was born on June 26, 1944 in Trail and lived here her entire life. Elaine and George were high school sweethearts, but knew each other since childhood. She started work at Cominco as a Secretary right after graduation, then was a stay-at-home mom until Kelly started school. She then worked at Glenmerry School as a library assistant for many years. Elaine had a kidney transplant in June 2002 and had 11 &1/2 years of a good life. The loves of her life besides George and Kelly were her grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant. An interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Elaine’s name to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation Dialysis Unit at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 www.kbrhealthfoundation or to the Kidney Foundation of BC at 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 or to a charity of your choice. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at


Friday, February 22, 2013 Trail Times


Canadian nominees ready to rub shoulders with A-listers THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Mychael Danna never planned on a career in film. And yet the Toronto-bred composer finds himself competing for two trophies at the Academy Awards on Sunday, a feat he says he never could have predicted when he started musing on how to make a living in music. “I wasn’t even that interested in film growing up. I kind of missed a lot of the iconic films,” Danna admitted recently during a rare moment of downtime in Toronto. “It was only when I came to the University of Toronto and was studying music composition (things changed). I started mixing with people at the university and I ended up working with people in theatre and I had a fabulous time. I loved the people and this whole idea of storytelling was so new to me and then it was there that I met (future director) Atom Egoyan, through theatre. And both of us kind of went into film together.” Danna is nominated for best song and best original score for his work on Ang Lee’s 3D kaleidoscope “Life of Pi,” an effectsladen adaptation of the bestselling novel by Saskatoon-based author Yann Martel.

Derek John Lepsoe February 15, 1948 December 1, 2012 Derek loved life. Happiest when outdoors and physically fit all his life, he reveled in hiking, camping, boating, exploring B.C.’s mountains, waters and remote areas. The West Kootenays, home for 31 years, brought him much joy – the births of Dan and Stephanie, making a home and garden, teaching and community. Derek excelled at teaching young children. He believed passionately that learning should be outdoors when possible, active and fun. He was loved by generations of his pupils at Robson Community School, where a memorial fund has been established in his name (Lepsoe Adventure Fund – LAF) to help children from struggling families access field trips and special outdoor adventures. Donations are welcome and may be sent to LEPSOE ADVENTURE FUND, c/o Mrs. Laurie Watson, Community School Coordinator, Robson Community School, P.O. Box 259, Robson, B.C. V0G 1X0 Fiercely independent and self-reliant, Derek preferred leading to following. He loved riding, fixing and maintaining motorcycles, trucks and cars – anything with a motor. At the same time, Derek valued highly true friends and loyalty, some of forty years’ standing and some of the furry kind. Derek loved colour and beauty. He found enormous satisfaction in planning, executing and finishing dozens of creative projects of his own design, from gardens to buildings and renovation. Lord Jesus, may he be given one corner in heaven to make beautiful for You! We’ll see you in the Morning, Love, when God makes everything new!

The film is up for a staggering 11 nominations, including one for Vancouver-based visual effects artist Guillaume Rocheron. Steven Spielberg’s sweeping historical drama “Lincoln” leads the pack overall with 12 nods. That tally includes one for set decorator Jim Erickson of Salt Spring Island, B.C., who will compete for best production design. But all eyes appear to be on the political thriller “Argo,” considered a front-runner in the best picture race after nabbing best film and earning best director statues for Ben Affleck at the Golden Globes and British Academy Film Awards. Canada’s biggest shot at glory comes in the best foreign-language film category, where Montreal writer-director Kim Nguyen is the third Quebec filmmaker in as many years to vie for the prestigious honour. That contest pits his searing child soldier drama “Rebelle” - also known as “War Witch” - against the heavily favoured “Amour” from Austria, which is also up for best picture. The other foreign-language contenders are: Norway’s “Kon-Tiki,” Chile’s “No” and Denmark’s “A Royal Affair.” Nguyen, who follows in the footsteps of last year’s nominee Philippe Falardeau and Denis Villeneuve in 2011, says he’s excited to be part of the star-studded affair and is stealing himself for some seriously surreal experiences. “The part of organizing for the Oscars for us is like kind of a wedding ceremony - you’ve got a certain number of tickets, you’ve got a certain number of people you can invite, everybody wants to come, you know. I want to go but everybody wants to go too,” says Nguyen, adding that his film crew rented a house to serve as home base. “We’ll try to keep it as sane as possible but it’s really insane. We’re kind of like crossing to the other side in a way because when you get there and you’re face-to-face and shaking hands with these people that you’ve respected for so long like Spielberg or Robert De Niro, there’s something really eerie about those moments.” The best live action short category is laden with Canadian talent: the Somalian coming-of-age tale “Asad” is produced by Toronto-bred Mino Jarjoura, the Afghanistan-set “Buzkashi Boys” is produced by Montreal-based Ariel Nasr and the mystery tale “Henry” is written and directed by Montreal actor Yan England. They compete against Shawn Christensen’s “Curfew” and “Death of a Shadow,” by Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele. The affable Jarjoura says he expects “to party all night” whether he and his American director Bryan Buckley win or lose. He notes that pre-Oscar and postOscar activities will make for a very long day Sunday. “It starts at around 3 (in the afternoon) for red carpet, I’m told, and then the awards show I think is at 5 (p.m.) and it sort of goes late,” notes the L.A.-based Jarjoura. “And then there’s a ball afterwards to go to, and then there’s parties if you win.


Double Oscar nominee Mychael Danna has been nominated for Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories, for his work on the hit movie Life of Pi. You need to have your trophy to go to the parties.” Again, whether he wins or loses is not a concern, he jokes: “You haven’t seen me crash a party.” Danna heads into the bash already having won best original score at the Golden Globe Awards last month. He notes that the past several weeks have been marked by steady hobnobbing at starstudded bashes including the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the British Academy Film Awards. “It’s been kind of 10 years of parties all crammed into two months. But it’s amazing,” says Danna, whose lengthy resume includes two other films by Lee and all of Egoyan’s movies. He says an especially moving moment came earlier this month at the annual Oscar luncheon, where all the nominees were invited to celebrate their achievements together. Attendees included Ben Affleck, Denzel Washington, Sally Field, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. “They call you up one by one and (you) stand on a big stage and have a big group photo and that was one of the very coolest moments, ever,” he says. “It really makes you realize what an incredible honour and achievement it is to kind of be in this place.” Danna marvels at the path his career has taken, admitting that much of his celebrated run was unplanned. He studied piano and sang in choirs as a kid and never dreamed it would one day put him in the company of the world’s biggest celebrities. “I wanted to be a composer and I had no idea how that was going to work out, I didn’t really think it through,” says Danna. “I just followed what I wanted to do.” The Academy Awards will be handed out Sunday in Los Angeles and will air live on ABC and CTV.

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Ex-smokers can regain health status over time THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - People who quit smoking can acquire the same health status as people of their age who never smoked. But the process takes time, two new studies suggest. The work, based on data from Statistics Canada studies, suggests that in terms of overall health, women who quit smoking are on a par with non-smokers after about 10 years, on average. For men, the gains are slower. Though their health quality improves after five years, it takes an average of 20 years before they reach the health status of similarly aged men who never smoked. Statistics Canada senior researcher Didier Garriguet says because of the type of study, one can only hypothesize as to why women’s health-related quality of life improves faster than men. But one reason may relate to the different smoking patterns of men and women. “Women smoke less than men when they do smoke.... So that’s one possible explanation. Because we see that intensity also has a role to play in how long it takes to see the health benefits coming back to what they were when you were not a smoker at all,” Garriguet said in an interview. Garriguet was not an author of either paper but was designated to answer questions on them. Two of the authors had retired and a third was on maternity leave. The estimates of how long it takes for exsmokers’ health status to approach that of those who have never smoked are averages. The actual time would vary from person to person depending on factors like how long and how much they smoked. “There will be differences between people, of course,” Garriguet said. “Like for some people, it will probably take five years until they have the same quality of life. For some people, they will never see their quality of life going back to the same thing.” On the specific issue of heart disease, however, one of the studies found that it takes ex-smokers - both men and women about 20 years before their heart disease risk settles back to the level of non-smokers. Current daily smokers have a 60 per cent higher risk of heart disease than people who never smoked, one of the studies suggested.

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ancer has become one of the greatest fears for patients, since most have a family or friend facing cancer. Since cures, other than for specific malignancies, have not been very successful to date, prevention of cancer is the only sensible approach. Reviewing research shows the hunt for magic bullets. However, the most successful is a combined program. The prevention of cancer means keeping the immune system healthy, so it can continually destroy improperly formed cells and prevent mutations. How do we do that? The number one cause of cancer is still smoking. So, the obvious biggest prevention of cancer is to stop smoking!!! (We all know now the increased lung, mouth, throat and larynx cancer risk). “Poor” fats such as saturated fats found in red meats and dairy products, fried, hydrogenated or refined oils should be minimized. They have been shown to act as cancer causing agents. Maximizing the “good” fats, such as olive oil or coconut oil to cook with and using seed and nut oils such as sunflower seed/sesame seed or almond/ olive oil for salads and cold food preparation. Coconut oil which is solid at room temperature, can also be used for sautéed foods and gives a lighter taste



On the Way to Wellness than olive oil. You need to maintain a normal weight for your height within 10 lbs. It has been shown that colon, rectal, prostate, breast, cervical, uterine, ovarian and gall bladder cancer rates are much higher with obesity. It is extremely important that you maintain a healthy diet with enough fibre. Therefore, the majority of your diet should consist of whole grains, such as whole grain breads/crackers/ muffins and pastas, vegetables, fruit and legumes/beans. Foods should also be rich in Vitamin A and C, Beta-carotene, selenium and zinc. These include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Sound familiar? Also essential is four-to-eight glasses of pure water, depending on your weight. Take your weight and divide by two and that is the amount of water you should be consuming

in a day. Make sure it is not chlorinated or fluoridated, so it can flush out toxins and by-products through the liver. It is the same as having a shower from the inside. One should always minimize coffee/tea (or any stimulant tea such as Chai/Yerba mate/ Roobios/Honeybush/ white/green tea/Red Bull or any Pop) to a maximum of 2-3 cups/ week. They are all very acidic, which minimizes the body’s ability to excrete toxins and all have naturally occurring stimulants and other naturally occurring chemicals. As most of us know, it is important that we minimize sugar, alcohol, food colouring/ additives/chemicals, since these put a huge load on the liver, and the liver is what has to detoxify everything. If it gets overloaded, the body will start to breakdown in some way and sugar is the preferred food for cancer. Also important is minimizing occupational and home/ garden chemicals and heavy metals. Be aware and minimize the chemicals you are using in cosmetics and hair dyes. There are many companies now producing nontoxic cosmetics—look in your local health food store and please,

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immune strengtheners and supporters, if you use up many in your life. These are betacarotene, vitamin E, C, A, zinc and selenium. These strong antioxidants break down toxins and by-products and therefore remove them from the body. Dr. Brenda Gill is a naturopath in Rosslandfor an appointment call 250362-5035.

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Friday, February 22, 2013 Trail Times

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What Are You Looking For? I have two questions for you to ponder: 1. If you get to where you’re going, will you be where you want to be? 2. If you find what you’re looking for, what else will you need to make you happy? These are life questions which challenge us to examine the direction of our life; our priorities and what we think will make us happy. In John chapter 1, John the Baptist was with two of his disciples and upon seeing Jesus said, “Look, the Lamb of God”. It got the attention of those two disciples and they followed Jesus. Jesus probed their curiosity, forcing them to focus their thinking and intention. “What are you looking for?” This is a question for all of us. You may not have thought about it before but consider this: What you are looking for tells the story of who you are. Think about it! If success is the primary goal of your life, you’re likely to cheat your family of quality relationships and precious time. If happiness is all you’re looking for, you’re in danger of missing the meaning that comes from self-giving and self-sacrifice. What you are looking for tells the story of who you are. In the church that I attended as a child and early teen, there was a wonderful gentleman named Bill Roulston. He was one of my mentors and all the children and youth called him Uncle Willie. Bill was always looking for the best in the children/youth; always looking for a way to affirm us and to bring out the best in us. A few days after I made my public profession of faith I received a letter in the mail from Uncle Willie. He wrote how proud he was to see me stand before God and profess my faith. He looked forward to seeing what wonderful things God would do in my life. As a 15 year old, that letter had a huge impact on me; that Uncle Willie thought enough of me to take the time to write.

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The point is that what Bill was looking for – opportunities to share the love of Christ in the lives of children/youth told the story of his life. It is that way with all of us. What we are looking for tells the story of who we are. Now, something else to think about: “If you find what you are looking for and don’t know Jesus, you will still need more to make you happy.” There is no life, no abundant life, no life with meaning for now and eternity apart from Jesus Christ. All reality is summed up in Jesus. Do we cry for peace? Listen to Jesus, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you, I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27) Are our hearts broken? Do we long for a comfort that we’ve not been able to find? Listen to Jesus, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) Are we caught up in the sticky mud of guilt and shame? To us, as to the woman caught in adultery, Jesus says, “Neither do I condemn you.” (John 8:11) Are we stymied in growth, stuck in our complacency, finding life dull and boring? Hear what Jesus would say to us: “But I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full....take up your cross and follow me.” (John10:10) “What are you looking for?” Jesus asked. I ask you the same question: “What are you looking for?” As you think about it, remember, what you are looking for tells the story of who you are. If you get what you are looking for and don’t have Jesus, you will still need more to make you happy. Rev. Meridyth Robertson First Presbyterian Church

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Rossland Sacred Heart CWL met on Feb 10th. To start off the meeting the group welcomed Kathy Moore and Kate Mahoney who spoke on behalf of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees. The goal of the group is to sponsor refugees to Canada. The group was formed after learning about similar work already being carried out by the East Kootenay Friends of Burma. At the moment WKFoR is working to relocate two refugee families from Burma (Myanmar) to Rossland. They have already raised some money for the families but more will be needed before they arrive. It is a process that can take on average, seven years, to complete. As it is not yet known when the families will arrive Sacred Heart CWL will be kept informed and decide how they can best support them. President, Alida Nesmith lead the spiritual which focused on the atrocities of human trafficking in the world. As February 22nd is Human Trafficking Awareness Day it was suggested that letters could be written to the government in an effort to create social awareness and to educate the public about this disturbing practice. This year, on March 16th, Sacred Heart CWL is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary and also hosting a Spring Tea to be held at the Parish Hall. Everyone is Welcome. Thank you to Lil Karenko and Fran Zanussi who have graciously volunteered to convene the event. It has been the privilege as of late to cater for a 90th birthday celebration for Mary Vickers and for a Pot Luck dinner for Father Joseph who celebrated 25 years in the priesthood. World Day of Prayer will be held on March 1st at 1:30 P.m at the Trail United Church. Sacred Heart is pleased to welcome two new members in 2013 Trail Catholic Community Council

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Following the 7 p.m. Mass on Feb. 5, the general meeting with forty three members in attendance, President Teresa Mandoli began the meeting with the League Prayer. A minute of silence was held for deceased member Mary DePremio. Connie Makse and Rosemarie Mandoli read a spiritual reflection passage from 1 Corinthians “The Variety and Unity of Gifts” The World Day of Prayer will be recognized on Friday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Trail United Church. Try to attend. Theme: I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me by the women of France. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world. We can come to know how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the biblical passages in their context. We can hear their concerns and needs and can feel ourselves in solidarity with them. In this way it is possible to experience the richness of the Christian faith, as it grows deeper and broader in an international, ecumenical expression. (Next year (2014) it will be at OLPH). Installation of the new officers and enrollment of new members will take place at the next general meeting on March 5, 2013.

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An artist’s view of Rossland Guy Bertrand photo

An artist’s easel sits idle against a building Columbia Ave., in Rossland. The artist’s creation is depicting the downtown and surrounding mountains.


City riding wave of Throwdown win By Bob Hall Nelson Star

Thank you Powder Magazine. Nelson’s Ski Town Throwdown title is the jumping off point for more glowing words about the area in one of the world’s largest media titles. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times online travel section featured a story headlined “Canada: BC region may be the best ski place you never heard of.” Written by Times travel writer Jay Jones, the piece was part of his weekly blog on Canadian destinations. “Ski enthusiasts looking for someplace new and exciting may want to take a serious look at the Kootenay Lake region of British Columbia, Canada,” Jones writes. “Some of North America’s finest skiing can be found just outside the Victorian community of Nelson, nestled along the west arm of the lake in the Selkirk Mountains in southeastern British Columbia.” The story mentions the Powder Magazine Throwdown win that put Whitewater and Rossland’s Red Mountain on top after months of voting. Baldface Lodge, the town’s charm and its attractions are also in the mix. Jones’ blog came after a press release from Nelson Kootenay

Lake Tourism. “We sent out a press release to media across Canada sharing our many, many accolades, using the Best Ski Town as the attention grabbing header and leading people then to all the other great awards we have won over the years,” explains Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism executive director Diana Ducs. “We also focused the press release on how we are

more than a great ski town, but a cultural, shopping, dining, health and wellness and outdoor destination that is also beyond ordinary in the spring, summer and fall. Jones did not visit Nelson, but his descriptions of the area are still very enticing. “Given the setting on Kootenay Lake in the heart of a mountain range, Nelson is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream,” he writes.


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The Trail Smoke Eaters have almost seized control of their own destiny, giving themselves a chance to make the post-season, albeit in dramatic fashion. Solid defensive play and exceptional goaltending from Adam Todd, in addition to a timely goal by Scott Davidson, carried the Trail Smoke Eaters to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Merritt Centennials Tuesday night at the Cominco Arena, and moved the team into a tie for the fourth and final playoff spot with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. “We played a pretty good hockey game tonight,” said Trail coach and GM Bill Birks. “We didn’t start very good, but I thought after the time out, the Berkholtz, Wheeldon, McDougall line again gets a spark with a couple big hits and momentum changes a little bit.” The win was Trail’s third in its last four games, while Salmon Arm has now lost five in a row to even the teams at 48 points with the Backs having two games in hand. Coming off a thrilling 5-4


Like most goalies, Trail Smoke Eater netminder Adam Todd relies on some help from his two best friends occasionally. Todd was great and this late shot off the post helped the Smokies come away with a wellearned 2-1 win over Merritt Centennials Tuesday night. overtime win on Friday where offence was key, the Smokies showed they can also play a tight defensive game against the second-best defensive team in the league in Merritt. The Cents have allowed just 125 goals in 49 games, a 2.50 team GAA, with half their defensive core and starting goalie committed to NCAA universities, including Dane Birks, son of the Smokies head coach. Trail’s winning goal came 3:42 into the third period, when Davidson corralled a loose puck

at the top of the circle, wheeled and fanned on the shot, but quickly reloaded and sent a wrist shot through a crowd and over the glove of Merritt goalie Russell Sanderson to give the Smokies a 2-0 lead. “It was just a weird hop off the boards, and it came on my stick and I just turned around and fired it, hit a bunch of guys in front, I think, and went in,” said Davidson. Despite a slow start to the first period a few choice words from coach Birks at the 10-minute

time out got the team going. Fruitvale native Mitch Foyle broke the goose egg at 15:33 of the period, taking a pass from Marley Keca and streaking in on a 2-on-1 with Connor Collett. The 16-year-old used Collett as a decoy, faked a pass then blew a shot over the blocker of Sanderson to put Trail up 1-0. Trail dominated the second period firing 14 shots at the Merritt goal including a pair of breakaways by Garrett McMullen and Jesse Knowler, and a pointblank opportunity for Davidson.

But Sanderson forced McMullen to shoot wide and robbed Knowler with a right pad save on a deke to his backhand, before taking a Davidson shot off the mask. “We score on a couple of those breakaways it’s a different game, but these guys battled hard, and they’re hungry,” said Birks. The Smokies defensive corps of Marley Keca, Valik Chichkin, Bennett Hambrook, Braeden Pears and Jones, and Shane Poulsen had an exceptional game and kept a very adept offensive team at bay most of the night, limiting quality scoring chances and odd-man rushes, blocking shots, taking the body, and allowing Todd to see perimeter opportunities. “As a group of five we were good,” said Birks. “Our D-men, the first 10 minutes no one was good, we were soft and turned it over, but (after that) as a group of five in our end we were really good tonight.” When the Cents did find an opening Todd would calmly shut the door, showing poise, great positioning and rebound control in stopping 27 of 28 shots on the night. “I give a lot of credit to my goalie coach, Alex Evin, we’ve been working pretty hard together and I can thank him for that,” said Todd. “I just feel really confident and really, really calm in there.” Todd thwarted the Cents’ attack all night, but also credited the fine play of his team mates. “I thought the team took it to Merritt all night,” said Todd. “We didn’t give up many scoring opportunities. We came out a little flat in the first period, but at the 10-minute mark we turned it around.” See VEES, Page 14


Nitehawks honour players, prep for playoffs


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While the Beaver Valley Nitehawks prepare to take on the Nelson Maple Leafs in the first round of the Neil Murdoch division playoffs in Beaver Valley tonight, the team took a little time out on Sunday to award its top players, and recognize the hard work of volunteers. The Nitehawks hope the Leafs continue their downward spiral, as the team has lost its last six games in a row, including a sweep at the hands of KIJHL regularseason champs the Castlegar Rebels. The losses combined with a pair of Nitehawk wins against Spokane lifted the Hawks into second place and home-ice advantage in the first round. “Home ice is always big, you get your crowd behind you, and the guys just feel more comfortable,” said assistant coach Jeremy Cominotto. “They’ve got a good team, and we’re going to have to be ready and prepared, and when that puck drops we’ve got to hit them with everything we’ve got.” Nelson coach Frank Maida was named the Neil Murdoch Coach of the Year last week for an impressive three-point


The Beaver Valley Nitehawks handed out the hardware to players and volunteers at its award banquet at the Riverbelle Sunday. increase from last year’s points total, and for finishing in third position. Granted the team faced a few trials with the loss of Colton McCarthy to the WHL and injury to Mathew Naka, but are also winless in February and just 7-9 since Jan. 1, while B.V. is 10-4-1 and Castlegar 14-2. “‘We’re still going to have to play well,” said Cominotto. “I mean Nelson is no

slouch, they were in first place for the majority of the season and we’ve had some late success against them which gives us a little more confidence.” Meanwhile at the Nitehawks banquet at the Riverbelle Sunday, coaches handed out awards to recognize some great performances this season. Forward Dallas Calvin received Most

Valuable Player award as well as the team’s Top Scorer in amassing 31 goals and 43 assists in just 40 games this season. Dan Holland took home Top Forward honours for his great play after joining the Hawks in December, and Fraser Stang received the Hitman award for his formidable body checks. The Top Defenceman nod went to veteran Archie McKinnon while fellow d-man Walker Sidoni received Most Improved, and Arie Postmus Most Sportsmanlike. The teams Top Rookie was shared by Connor Brown-Maloski and Kurt Black, Most Inspirational went to Luke Reimer, goaltender Zach Perehudoff and Jordan Magico were honoured as the Most Dedicated Players, and Most Popular went to the inimitable Michael Bell. The Tom Meakes Award for special contribution to the team went to both Sheldon Collins and John Coutts for their impressive and insightful play-by-play, while Taylor Stafford took home the Pat Corrado award, and Nick Perez and Derek Lashuk both received the Award of Merit. The puck drops against the Leafs at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Arena tonight and Saturday night.


Friday, February 22, 2013 Trail Times


Kootenay high school curling team


Trail playoff picture pending

t almost isn’t fair. The Smoke bottom dwellers as Cowichan Valley Eaters have won four out of six and Vernon. and kept their still-faint playoff It has been hard for fans to tell hopes alive. which is the true Smoke Eaters, That means fans, who have been the team that rises up against the hoping against hope for two months league’s top squads aor the team still need to pay attention to somethat stumbles against the rebuilding thing besides the team’s “next year,” Silverbacks and other lower echelon DAVE potential even while they remain clubs. For sure version one will be (mostly) convinced that next year is needed over the final four games for already in the building. the Smokies to maintain any chance Sports ‘n’ Things Salmon Arm Silverbacks have of post-season play. been slumping, and if that conTwo weeks to go, beginning tinues Trail’s hopes are brighter, especially since Saturday at Cominco Arena, and scoreboard the Smokies hold the first tie breaker at the watching will be the norm until something moment. is settled. If the Smokies can grab a couple of It is pretty certain, the way things have been points or so out of their coming home-and-away going, that if Trail wins its remaining four games set with the Vees, the final home-and-home it will, in fact, earn a playoff spot - which would again games should draw huge interest, and scare the daylights out of whomever they would crowds. meet in the playoffs. Don’t forget the discount ticket deals at some There are, however, serious doubts about that local businesses, nor that you likely have friends scenario. The Smokies final four regular season with leftovers. C’mon down. games are all against the Penticton Vees - second • Then, of course, there are the KIJHL playoverall in the BCHL, tied for first in goal scoring, offs, which begin today. The toughest and most alone at the top of the league’s defensive stats interesting series in Junior B will start tonight and ranked (a surprisingly low) ninth in the in Beaver Valley. entire country. So much more fun to watch and support local While the Smokies have proved capable of hockey than what has turned into Tube Goonery competing with any team in the league on a from the NHL, and local teams are so much given night - they even have a win and a one- more appreciative of their supporters than those goal away loss against the mighty Vees this wealthy ones, that the choice of what to watch season, they have also been pummeled by such should be easy.


The J. L. Crowe high school boys curling team will be traveling to Kamloops Feb. 27-Mar. 2 to represent the Kootenay zone in the High School provincials this year. From left to right: coach John Harper, Nathan McFadden lead, Tyler Simpson second, Justin Umpherville third, and Kelvin Harper skip, comprise one of 16 teams in the competition with eight from each the girls and boys side vying for the B.C. Title.

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Neil Murdoch Division First Round Playoffs Friday Nelson at Beaver Valley 7:30 p.m Spokane at Castlegar 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nelson at B. V., 7:30 p.m. Spokane at Castlegar 7:30 p.m. Monday B. V. at Nelson 7 p.m. Castlegar at Spokane 7 p.m. Tuesday B. V. at Nelson 7 p.m. Castlegar at Spokane 7 p.m. BCHL Interior Division GP W L T OL Pt x-Pen 50 34 13 0 3 71 x-Merritt 49 30 14 2 3 65 x-WKel 49 24 13 3 9 60 Sal Arm 50 21 23 2 4 48 Trail 52 23 27 0 2 48 Vernon 49 17 23 1 8 43

Island Division GP W L T OL Pt x-Victor 50 33 11 0 6 72 x-Nanmo 49 28 18 0 3 59 x-Alberni 50 25 19 1 5 56 x-Powell 52 19 24 2 7 47 Cowichn 48 11 31 1 5 28 Mainland Division GP W L T OL Pt x-Surrey 50 31 13 2 4 68 x-Chillick 50 30 18 1 1 62 x-P.G. 49 23 18 1 7 54 Langley 49 20 23 1 5 46 Coquit 50 20 29 1 0 41 x-clinched playoff berth Friday’s games P.G. at Coquitlam, 7 p.m. Alberni at Nanaimo, 7 p.m. Merritt at Penticton, 7 p.m. Vernon at Salmon Arm, 7 p.m. Chilliwack at Langley, 7 p.m. Cowichan at Victoria, 7:15 p.m. Surrey at Powell R., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Penticton at Trail 7:30 p.m. Surrey at Alberni Valley, 7 p.m. P.G. at Chilliwack, 7 p.m. Victoria at Cowichan 7 p.m. Langley at Vernon, 7 p.m.

FROM PAGE 13 At the start of the third, Sanderson made another highlightreel save off an Austin Adduono breakaway giving Merritt a lift as they started pressuring the Smokies end. The attack would pay off, as Silvan Harper broke Todd’s shutout bid with six minutes left in regulation. Harper walked out of the corner, wristing a shot that squeezed through Todd’s arm and pad to cut the lead to one. But the six-footfour goalie stood tall the rest of the way, somehow keeping the

Congratulations to Team Lepine and Team Lepine (Husband and Wife) from Langley Curling Club. BC Provincial Women’s and Men’s Champions. Well done to the rest of the competitors on making it to the Provincials! All this would not have been possible without the help of our generous sponsors. Teck Trail Operations Kootenay Savings Maglio’s Building Centres Kootenay Enterprise Fortis BC Columbia Basin Trust AM Ford SNC - Lavalin Columbia Power Corp Summit Subaru Regional District of Kootenay RHC Insurance Boundary Area’s A, B and E Colander United Steel Workers Shoppers Drug Mart City of Trail Local-480 TEK Bookkeeping (In Memory Curl BC Region 1 of Debbie Maas) Canadian Tire Inc.

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puck out of the net during a mad scramble on a Cent’s power play midway through the third, and getting help from the post when Richard Sabourin ripped a shot off the iron in the dying minutes. “It’s two points at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how greasy or how ugly it is, two points is two points, and right now we need all the points we can get,” said Todd. The Courtenay native picked up his ninth win of the season for the Smokies, was named the game’s first star, and Fortis Energy Player of the Game, while Sanderson was the game’s second star, and Foyle nabbed third star honours. The Smokies now prepare for its first of four games against Penticton Vees to close out the season, and, with the SilverBacks having two games in hand, will need at least a couple Salmon Arm losses in order to make the post season. “These guys are looking forward to it,” said Birks. “We have to get three or four points out of them and then play them (Penticton) in the playoffs.” The puck drops against the Vees on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cominco Arena.

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oday, young girls in our society are being bombarded with messages from the media that women should be unrealistically skinny. Twenty years ago, models weighed about eight percent less than the average woman, and today models weigh about 23 percent less than the average woman. Many girls aren’t aware that these models will go through extreme dieting, get “taped” up for photo shoots, and even have plastic surgery, and then to top it off, the photos are airbrushed to “perfection.” These body images are not

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ing it easier to maintain and manage their weight as they age. When performed properly, weight training builds lean muscle tissue, which will give a healthy lean model look, without extreme dieting. Setting this foundation for girls at a young age has many benefits. It creates a positive self image and self esteem, and healthy eating patterns that will give them a great start into their youngadult lives. Diana Howard is a Certified Elite Personal Trainer, a specialist in exercise therapy and performance nutrition, and specializes in women’s weight loss and fitness, from teens to seniors. To book an appointment call 5122295, or contact the Trail Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.


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Free Sunday public skate Kids’ Time with Pucks and Sticks hits the ice Friday mornings from 10-11 a.m. for a loonie Feb.22 to Mar. 15 at the B.V. Arena. Regular public skating will take place also, but just be aware there could be pucks shooting around. Public skating has been added back in for Sunday from 2:45-4:45 p.m. Come to the B.V. Arena for a FREE skate on what will be the last Sunday skate of the season Ladies Beginner Belly Dance classes, instructed by Barbara Stang, is on Tuesday evenings at the Montrose Hall from 7-8:30 p.m. Current session runs until Feb. 26 and next session begins March 5. Cost is $64 for session or $10 dropin. For more info please call Barbara at 367-0151. Chito-Ryu Karate, instructed

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eroded tooth enamel, tears in the esophagus and stomach ulcers, just to name a few. The good news is that young girls don’t have to go through all that to have a fit and healthy body and body image. As long as they take care of their bodies by staying active, (finding an activity or sport that they enjoy that they will participate in regularly as a means of cardiovascular exercise), and eating healthy foods that actually feed and nourish their growing bodies. As they reach their late teens they can begin a basic weight training program designed for growing girls, to build some muscle tone which will ensure a healthy metabolism, better posture, increased bone density, and a very fit and healthy appearance, including healthy skin, hair, and nails, all of which will set the foundation of their physical health for their future, mak-



the norm and they are unrealistic and unhealthy. Over 50 percent of teenage girls between the ages 11 to 15 read and are influenced by fashion and beauty magazines, and studies have shown that 40 percent of nine-yearold girls have tried dieting. Of course we should all be healthy and fit, but that doesn’t mean super-model thin. Being too thin for young, growing girls is very unhealthy and can lead to dangerous health issues, including eating disorders like anorexia (eating very little or refusing to eat at all), and bulimia (binge eating followed by self induced vomiting and purging), which will cause health problems like anemia - that can lead to hair loss - dry, brittle skin, hair, and nails, fatigue, dizziness or fainting, dehydration, irregular heart rhythms, low blood pressure, organ damage, bone loss, and

Kootenay Lake Levels February 21, 2013

by Sensei Scott Hutcheson, is on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Fruitvale Elementary School Gym starting from 4-5 p.m. for youth aged six and up. Cost is $50 per month (eight classes). Saturday classes for adult and youth are at the Fruitvale Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday evening classes for adults are at the Glenmerry School from 6-7:30 p.m. The instructor is a registered certified Black Belt with NCCP coaching and a member of KarateBC and SportBC. Zumba goes Monday at the Fruitvale Hall from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 7–8 p.m., Tuesday at the Fruitvale Hall from 9:30–10:30 am, and Thursday at the Montrose Hall from 7–8 pm. To pre-register for the above programs, please call Kelly at 367-9319.

For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

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Friday, February 22, 2013 Trail Times


Use son as intermediary with daughter Mailbox

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must be about 16 and the youngest about 3, but I do not know any of their birthdates. When I tried to find out why she stopped all contact, the only thing she said was, “Whatever the reason that you think it is.” Linda was trained as a family counselor. What happened in her training that would lead her to refuse a relationship with her own father? The divorce wasn’t my idea, so why am I left out in the cold? -Father Who Can’t See His Child Dear Father: This has nothing to do with Linda’s training. More likely, it is some grudge she has been

left out. I can’t lose her. She is like the sister I never had. Should I do something? If so, what? -- Lost and Alone Dear Lost: Here’s the truth, and you may not like it: In middle school, it is not unusual for kids to develop new interests and new friends. Some of them discard their old friends in the process. If Janie is so shallow that she chooses her friends based on their clothes, she’s not much of a true friend, and we think you know that. It’s OK to tell her you miss the friendship you once had and then see whether she is more attentive. But you are also changing and maturing. As much as you have relied on Janie in the past, it’s time for you to hold your head up and make new friends who are steadfast and appreciate you as you are. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Dear Annie: Like

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holding onto for years. Since you are in contact with your son and he is in touch with his sister, ask him to act as your intermediary. Have him tell Linda that you are sorry for anything you may have done that has created this estrangement, and you want to know how to reconcile. We hope she is responsive. Dear Annie: I am only 11, but I want the truth and not the lies most people tell kids. I have had a best friend, “Janie,” for about four years. I am an only child, and my parents are divorced, so Janie is everything to me. I recently started middle school, and now we only have one class together. Janie recently became friends with another girl. I don’t think I can compete with this girl, because she is really pretty and wears designer clothes. Anyway, Janie and this girl always hang out together, and it makes me feel really

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Dear Annie: My daughter hasn’t spoken to me in 20 years. “Linda” is 45 years old and has been married since around 1993. I wasn’t invited to her wedding, so I am not sure. I think she received a master’s degree, but I wasn’t invited to her graduation, so I’m not sure of that, either. Linda’s mother left me for her married lover when our daughter was 6. Instead of taking custody, I felt it best for her mother to raise her, which was a big mistake. My current wife enjoyed a good relationship with Linda. We visited her during her college years and gave her money to spend. But once she finished her degree, we never heard from her again. She didn’t reply to our phone calls, letters or emails. Linda’s brother informed me that she and her husband have four children we have never met. The oldest


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel you need to be yourself today -- to be who you really are. Romantic relationships will be emotional. It’s a fun day. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might want to cocoon at home today. Youthful memories could be bubbling to the surface of your mind, and you need time to cogitate. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) When talking to others today, you want to speak at a “gut” level of communication. You don’t want superficial chitchat. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might identify with your possessions more than usual, which is why you might not want to lend something. It’s a good day to clean and maintain your stuff. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Moon is in your sign

today, which makes you feel more emotional than usual. But you’re also inclined to attract some good luck. Yay! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You feel like hiding or withdrawing a bit today. It’s not that you’re antisocial, you just want some privacy. (We all have days like this.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel more protective about your friends today. Naturally, you’ll be supportive, but you also might feel jealous if they pay more attention to someone else. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your reputation and your career are important to you today. You want to be noticed, and you want to get respect. It’s a good day for all kinds of public relations. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You have a strong urge today to break away from your daily routine. That’s because you want a little adventure, and

you also want to learn something new. Don’t be afraid to shake it up a little. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a poor day to make important decisions about inheritances and shared property, because you feel rather possessive about things. You’re just not in the mood to share. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your focus today is on per-

sonal relationships and partnerships. Conflicts with others definitely will be more emotional. Guard against kneejerk reactions to what others say. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You want to tidy up your life and even do something that will improve your health. It’s like a tiny impulse to turn over a new leaf, even if it lasts only a day. YOU BORN TODAY You

are a down-to-earth realist who has the respect of others. You do your homework before you speak. You often end up in a position of leadership even if you don’t seek it. You want a solid home, but you don’t indulge in extravagance. A major change might take place in the year ahead, perhaps something as significant as what occurred around 2004. Birthdate of: John Sandford (John Roswell Camp), novelist;









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May you always walk in sunshine, May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. In Loving Memory of

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TRAIL FOE Auxiliary #2838 Meeting Monday, Feb.25th., 7:30pm WOMEN’S Journey to Fitness We are pleased to announce the opening of the all Women’s Fitness Center on March 04/13. at 927 Sokane St. in Trail. We are open from 6:30 am - 8 pm Mon- Fri. 9 am - 1 pm on Sat. Closed Sundays. For more information please call Sabine at 250-921-4342 or Maureen at 250-368-7917

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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.

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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

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We are looking to fill the position for a Mechanical Engineer with 2-10 years of experience. The position will focus on detailed engineering analysis and multi-project management. Typical projects involve conceptual to detailed design of automated equipment, lifting devices, material handling equipment, specialty equipment platforms, and process equipment and components. To apply, please submit your resume to This job posting closes on March 4, 2013. Allstar Maintenance Seeking 2 F/T labourers. MidMarch to mid-October. Incl. lawn/garden Maintenance. Small equip. knowledge an asset. Send resume to: Box 384, Trail BC V1R 4L8 A19

HOME SHARE/RESPITE PROVIDER Kootenay Society for Community Living supports individuals with developmental disabilities and/or spectrum disorders. We currently have openings for Home Share Providers and Respite Providers to provide support to individuals in the West Kootenays. Your qualifications include, experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and the desire to provide a safe and welcoming home that offers individuals the opportunity for inclusion. For more details please visit our website at To apply, please forward your resume either by email to or by fax 250-365-5679 Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.

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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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1st Trail Real Estate ach 620’ Be Front

+ House s 75 Acre

MLS# 213216

Great Value

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Christina Lake $1,250,000

Rossland $595,000

Rossland $399,000

Rossland $379,900

Rossland $345,000

Genelle $339,000

Montrose $324,000

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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MLS# K216327

Rossland $297,000

Trail $259,900

Trail $249,900

Warfield $227,000

Fruitvale $199,000

Trail $179,000

Trail $178,900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

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Fruitvale $159,900

Trail $149,900

Salmo $134,000

Trail $129,900

Warfield $78,500

Warfield $62,900

Rossland $199,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

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

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

Moving & Storage

Williams Moving & Storage (Cranbook) LTD. Now offering winter moving special. Local moves within the East Kootenays Will receive 10% off hourly rate of $84.00 As well as airmiles on all Local and Long distance moves. Call 250-426-4271

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

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Homes Wanted Family looking for 1-2 Bdrm furnished housing in the Trail area, preferably Rossland. Needed as soon as possible. Call Kathy or Dan at 778-8887099 or 604-355-6697


ROSSLAND, 2BD furnished and unfurnished, clean, quiet, N/S, N/P. Ph. 250-362-9473 SUNNINGDALE, spacious, bright 1bd., incl. heat, cable & laundry. n/p,n/s. 778-515-1512

TRAIL, 1BD. Suite, clean, newly renovated. $550. 250368-9558 TRAIL, 2bd, f/s, w/d, close to town, park, new flooring, blinds. $600/mo.250-364-1129 TRAIL, spacious 2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312


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Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 EDGEWATER APTS. in Glenmerry, 3bd. heat incl. F/S. $875./mo. 250-368-5908 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.Trail 1bd appt., f/s, yard, porch. 250-368-3239 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 MAPLE HUTCH and buffet: Hutch- 2doors & 4 drawers; buffet- glass doors, interior lights, wine rack, 2 drawers. 250-368-3570 SNOWBLOWER, 24”, 2stage, portable air conditioner, large computer desk with file drawers. Ph. 250-368-3933 VERTICAL AIR Conditioner, 8000BTU. New, Used 2 mos. 1 Computer Desk; 2 Rugs 6’x10’. Phone 250-368-3850

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

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




Fruitvale $314,000

Fruitvale $49,900 MS OO DR E 5B


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Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, Addition, in Thrums, No dogs over 15 # 250-359-7178, 250-304-9273 UPPER WARFIELD, 2bdrm. N/S, $675/mo. 250-362-9483

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Miral Heights $425,000

FRUITVALE, A-frame chalet at Park Siding. $475./mo. plus utilities. Avail. immed. S/F. Approved pets. 250-367-7042


Fruitvale $349,000


E.TRAIL, 4bdrm., garage, fireplace, 4-appls. $900./mo. 250368-1610


Salmo $239,500


Waneta $385,000

Fruitvale. Cozy 2bdrm. Heat included. $650/mo. 250.368.3384


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W.TRAIL, 2bd, 1bth, w/d inc., river view, partially fenced yard, long term tenant, ref.req. Children OK, N/P. $675.+util. Avail. Mar.1st. 250-367-0028

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

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$449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo 1-888-481-9660.

TRAIL, 1-BDRM, furnished; downtown; references required; $475. 250-512-2503

UPPER WARFIELD, 2bd. apt. $700./mo. +util. avail. now. 250-231-3538

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BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.55/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

FRUITVALE, D/T, 1bd. ns/np, Ref.req. $525./mo +util. Avail. Feb25.Call/text: 604-788-8509


LEASE OPPORTUNITIES, 3200sq.ft., nicely finished +ample parking, central location. Best use meetings and events, offices, studio, daycare, etc. 250-368-1312

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Trail $125,000

Sunningdale $229,000

Salmo $230,000

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Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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Trail Times Friday, February 22, 2013


City on the hook for golf course repairs BY AARON ORLANDO

Revelstoke Times Review

You don’t golf, so you don’t pay green fees, right? Think again. Revelstoke city council was confronted with an unexpected $592,000 bill at their Feb. 12 meeting after a staff investigation into the Revelstoke Golf Club clubhouse and out-buildings found many engineering issues that will need remediation, some immediately. The report notes the buildings at the golf course are owned by the city and that taxpayers are liable for any issues arising from the problems. The facilities are managed by the Revelstoke Golf Club. The problems include structural issues in the clubhouse and some outbuildings, as well as electrical and plumbing deficiencies. City engineering director Mike Thomas said about $45,000 was needed right now to deal with life-safety issues. Council resolved to ask the city’s economic development office to see if there was outside funding available for the renovations. In discussion, council conceded the city was on the hook for the costs. “This is a $600,000 bill at the end of the day,” said mayor David Raven. They discussed the need for a five-year business plan for the club. Reporters asked how the facility could be left for management by an independent club without adequate city oversight, yet taxpayers were responsible for liability and the bill. Mayor Raven said issues became apparent last year and that the city had been working on the problems behind the scenes. “There’s no question that the outcome we’re faced with here is finally the first time that we’ve actually got a good number and a good look at those buildings,” Raven said. Coun. Tony Scarcella oversees the club as part of his council portfolio. He said the club had operated on a year-to-year basis and were now working with the city to come up with a five-year business plan.


More legal challenges for Jumbo BY NICOLE TRIGG

Invermere Valley Echo

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is challenging the province’s decision to grant mountain resort municipality status for the Jumbo Glacier Resort. On Monday, the EcoSociety filed an application for judicial review in BC Supreme Court that argues that the creation of a municipality with no residents for the purpose of furthering a private development is inherently unconstitutional. It’s the first legal challenge to changes made under Bill 41 last spring, which altered the Local Government Act to remove the requirement that resort municipalities must have residents. “Our action s in defense of democracy,” said EcoSociety executive director David Reid in a press release. “Every Canadian

should shudder at the idea of a provincial minister appointing a mayor and council for a municipality with no residents. It’s an affront to our constitution and our democracy.” This is the third application for judicial review regarding Jumbo Glacier Resort. In 2005, RK Heliski requested a judicial review of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office process and the decision to grant an environmental assessment certificate in 2004. The challenge was unsuccessful. The Ktunaxa Nation filed an application for judicial review of the resort’s approval on Nov. 30 last year, arguing that the intended location for the resort is at the heart of Qat’muk, one of its main sacred sites. The first Jumbo Glacier mountain

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relationship with clubs and organizations is important. (Partly, this is because old friends are popping up.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) People notice you more than usual now, especially bosses, parents and VIPs. Since you look very good to them, demand the advantage. Ask for what you want.

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For Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Full Moon today can produce tension between you and co-workers. Patience is your only recourse. (You know this.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be patient with children, and also with friends or groups you might be dealing with today. Everyone can feel the tension of today’s Full Moon, including you. You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You feel caught in a tugof-war between your obligations to home and family and your obligations to your career and public reputation. Today you can’t ignore your career. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a mildly accidentprone day because of the Full Moon’s energy. Pay attention to everything you say and do, and keep your eyes open.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a great day for those of you in sales, marketing, acting, teaching or writing, because you are mentally focused and confident. Whatever you say will carry weight. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You will work very hard to earn money today. Trust your moneymaking ideas, because they’re probably good. (You might talk yourself into a raise.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re unusually confident today, and you know it. Whatever you say will influence others because you believe in what you’re saying. You’re an example of the power of positive thinking. YOU BORN TODAY Because you are intelligent, intuitive and entertaining, you have the ability to arouse emotions and feelings in others. (This is a powerful gift.) Part of your appeal is that you’re highly individualistic, plus you have a magnetic effect on others. Your insights can be astonishingly critical. The year ahead is the perfect time to study or learn something valuable for your future. Birthdate of: Victor Hugo, author; Erykah Badu, singer; Michael Bolton, singer. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.



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Friday, February 22, 2013 Trail Times

local Rossland

Club supports KBRH campaign

Rotary hosting annual wine festival

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Rossland Rotary Club members, John Sullivan, treasurer, Fiona Martin, secretary, and Tina Kenyon, president, (left to right) present a $500 donation to the Digital Mammography campaign at the KBRH Health Foundation.  This donation is accepted by Lisa Pasin, director of development KBRH Health Foundation (far right).

ROSSLAND –Whether you enjoy a cold glass of Gewurtztraminer or an afterdinner port, you’re sure to love the opportunity to try some of Canada’s best wines. For the 24th year in a row, Rossland Rotary is once again holding its annual wine festival Saturday night a the Prestige Mountain Resort. Patrons will be able to sample dozens of wines while enjoying scrumptious

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late from Mountain Nugget, a silent auction and door prizes.” The club always enlists the help of the Rossland Interact Club (high school Rotary) who are raising funds themselves for their various projects. The 24th Annual Rossland Rotary Wine Festival takes place at the Prestige on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $55 each and on sale at Powder Hound.



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Trail Daily Times, February 22, 2013