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Vol. 118, Issue 34



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Trustee pitches ‘managed deficit’ to school district BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff


Charles Bailey Theatre manager Nadine Tremblay has begun work on a business plan for the venerable facility to increase the amount of shows and the impact it has on the entertainment scene in the city.

Breathing new life into the Bailey BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

The face of the Greater Trail’s arts scene could be changing. A new business plan is in the works to chart the future and the direction of the Charles Bailey Theatre, determining how the under-utilized facility could better serve the people of the area. The bottom line for the plan—due out in August—is putting bottoms in the seats of the 764-seat facility, said theatre manager Nadine Tremblay. She said the facility was “totally under utilized” and that some similar sized communities have a theatre that is used almost every day of the week, while Charles Bailey is used around four times per month. “So we want to get our numbers up and find out what people want and make it happen,” Tremblay said. “Everything is going into this business plan that goes into a conventional business plan. We also want to ... find out what kind of programming the community wants.” The intent is to increase the number

“We are trying to look into the crystal ball a little bit and find out what we can do to better the facility for the community.” MARK DAINES

of acts coming into the community, said Mark Daines, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) director of facilities and recreation, and have the theatre become more viable. A business plan will give the RDKB a better idea of how to run the theatre for the community, and see what type of arts and cultural acts that can be brought into the city. “We are trying to look into the crystal ball a little bit and find out what we can do to better the facility for the community,” he said. Daines said an initial survey one year ago when he joined the RDKB showed the theatre in the Silver City had a lot of potential but it wasn’t being fulfilled. It had around 35 bookings per year,

while the Capitol Theatre in Nelson hosted over 150. Although the market is different here—and other municipalities aggressively “sell” their theatres—the plan would determine how the RDKB could contract out agent services to help increase bookings. “We would find out through the business plan if that is viable to do,” Daines said. “It seems to me that would be the missing link.” But the facility will still be made available to the local population first, with acts from outside of the area filling in the rest of the bookings. “Our challenge is we are off the beaten path ... and the winter time has its own challenges,” Daines said. “We have tried working (with Nelson) before ... and maybe the business plan will determine those partnerships.” A big part of the plan will be market research and devising a marketing plan for the theatre, said Tremblay. “We are already an operating business so we know a lot of what it costs to open the doors. See GRANTS, Page 5

The school district could be borrowing against its future if one school trustee has his way. Mickey Kinakin will be arguing in favour of a managed deficit for School District 20 (Kootenay Columbia) as the board of trustees begins its annual budget deliberations this month. Last year the board cut nearly 14 full time equivalent jobs across the district to deal with a $1.55 million operating shortfall. And with a total “That’s what of $700,000 needmanaged ing to be trimmed deficits do, is from the $42-million budget for try to minimize next year, coupled as much damwith enrolment age done to set to rise over the next few years, the students Kinakin felt the and the staff.” time was ripe for stopping the blood MICKEY KINAKIN letting cuts. On Monday SD20 board chair Darrell Ganzert said programs and services will have to be trimmed—and some staff members as well—in order to account for some of the budgetary shortfall. But Kinakin said a managed deficit would keep the programs, services and staff positions the district now has until its enrolment begins to rise within the next five years. “Once you cut something it’s really hard to put it back,” he said. “That’s what managed deficits do, is try to minimize as much damage done to the students and the staff.” A managed deficit—borrowing money from the province to pay for a current shortfall, on the promise of paying it back— needs to get approved by the Ministry of Education, It’s like getting a loan from the bank, said Kinakin, you have to prove you can pay it back. And that will have to be negotiated with the government. “So that means there’s a few thousands of dollars of tough changes you don’t have to make right now,” he said. “We know our figures are going up in the future, our population numbers, so stretch that (deficit) out over a five-year period. See BUDGET, Page 5

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Aspiring music VJ has Trail roots If I had any job that involved music I would be on Cloud 9,” says Babcock, one of hundreds of Canadians vying for a spot on the 2013 MuchMusic VJ Search. Babcock is hoping to garner enough online votes when the field is narrowed to 20 contestants, who will become the cast of a reality TV show that air in April. She’s hoping her extended family in

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Bee Gees, and all my grandma’s jazz music definitely raised me to be a music lover from the beginning.” Her AndPOP gig has landed her interviews with Ed Sheeran, rapper T-Mills, Classified and Young The Giant. “When I interview bands and musicians, my main goal is to make an interview that is different,” says Babcock. She often asks questions they have never been asked before. “It’s fun for the viewers, myself, and the person I’m interviewing. So I like to think that is a great quality I could bring to MuchMusic,” she says, confidently. “I’m also a very strange, weird person. And that’s totally okay! I am proud of it, even if people look at me like I’m crazy sometimes, I like to put smiles on people’s faces.” You can vote online for Caity Babcock every day for the next month. To vote, go to profile/caity-babcock/252480/ or visit the MuchMusic VJ Search website.

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Kootenay filmmakers premiere documentary this weekend BY SHERI REGNIER

Combining original footage of the tour with old home videos and recent interviews, Johnstone and Babiarz weave a tale that spans two decades in the lives of these young men. “Hicks on Sticks” talks about all these small towns in 1999, that didn’t have skate parks,” said Babiarz. “Every single town the tour went through now has a skate park.” “It’s not just a film about skateboarding, music or the tour,” said Johnstone in the press release. “This film is an honest documentation of the most pivotal 20 years of their lives.” At the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival in California, “Hicks on Sticks” was awarded outstanding achievement in filmmaking. This is the second feature film for Johnstone and Babiarz. Their first was “Play with Fire”, a 2009 gritty flick that was set in Trail. Johnstone and Babiarz’s film company, Warren Lane Pictures, is based out of Vancouver. The name Warren Lane was taken from the dead-end street in West Trail. “Just wide enough for one car, it precariously snakes along a hillside in the interior of British Columbia,” explained Babiarz. “Looking out from Warren Lane, your view is encompassed by a giant lead and silver smelter that the township of Trail was built around.”

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Twenty years later, the story of a oncein-a lifetime journey of four Kootenay skateboarders will finally be told. The full-length documentary titled “Hicks on Sticks,” is set for its Kootenay premiere on Saturday. The film will screen at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Old Theatre in downtown Castlegar. Film director, Soren Johnstone, grew up in Trail and Rossland and film producer Mike Babiarz, grew up in Castlegar. In the summer of 1999, Johnston went along for a ride as official videographer of a small-town skateboard and music tour, affectionately dubbed “Hicks on Sticks.” The goal of the tour was to inspire kids in rural communities by exposing them to skateboarding and music they wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to see in person, said Babiarz. The film follows the lives of local skateboard legends, Eugene Voykin, Mike Evans, Shane Wallace and the late Josh Evin. Without financial backing, the tour began with the towing of a 5,000-pound portable skateboard park, behind an old van with failing brakes. The young team’s longstanding friendships were tested as they traveled nearly 3,000 km through the mountains of western Canada to put on eight shows.


The late Josh Evin, a well-known professional skateboarder who grew up in the Kootenays, was part of the “Hicks on Sticks” tour in 1999.

Ricochet puts man in hospital BY CPL. DAVE JOHNSON

ticket and was taken home to be turned over to another sober On Feb. 21 police were called to person to care for him. the Kootenay Boundary Regional ***** Hospital for what was a reported Police are stepping up enforcegunshot wound. Investigation ment of the distracted driving revealed that there had been a laws in the area. Fifteen violatrio of males out target shoot- tions were given out over a few ing in the Birchbank hours of focused area when   a   ricochet – Greater Trail – patrols over a two day caused injury to one of period last weekend. the parties. While the The RCMP would like incident was deemed to remind everyone an accident the crimabout this dangerous inal charges of careless habit and encourage use of a firearm are being sought all to resist the temptation to just from Crown Counsel. check that new text or email or ***** answer the incoming call while During the middle of the week driving. at 7 p.m. police were called to a ***** business in the downtown area  of There has been an increased Trail where a male was very amount of attempted telephone intoxicated and had to be asked and computer scams being to leave the store. The male com- reported over the past week. plied but left his identification at Police encourage people to be the store, police received other suspicious of any offer that calls about this male as people sounds profitable but requires were concerned for his safety. you to send money to someone. Patrols located the male who was While these incidents are hard to arrested for being intoxicated in trace they can cost victims siga public place, issued a violation nificant amounts of money Trail and Greater District Detachment

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World Day of Prayer on Friday Other • Friday, Trail United Church at 1:30 p.m. for the World Day of Prayer 2013. Everybody welcome. For more info call Gerie at 368-3984 • Saturday, Rossland Miners Hall, doors open at 6:30 p.m. The J.L. Crowe Outdoor Education Academy hosts its fundraiser. Adult-only. Tickets $20, prizes, sports movies and music from The Charlie Jacobson Band and Scatterheart. • CKCA grants applications are available at the Arts Council’s office or on-line. These grants are available to artists and groups wishing to undertake a new project between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014. For info email Deadline is March 8. Music • Tuesday, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The Celtic Tenors. Three tenors from Ireland  sing Broadway and opera favourites. Tickets $30. Film • Sunday Cinema at the

Royal Theatre singer Terri Clark, presents Quartet. this singular voice Old grudges will belt out more threaten to underthan the dozen top mine past glor10 hits to her credies and theatrical it. Tickets $46. Events & Happenings temperaments • March 16, play havoc as it in the Lower Columbia Parish hall at 1:30 becomes apparp.m. Rossland ent that having four of the fin- Sacred Heart CWL is hosting an est singers in English operatic 80th Anniversary Spring Tea. history under one roof, offers Tickets $4. Everyone welcome. no guarantee that the show will Bake table will be available. go on. All shows at 4:30 p.m. • March 18, Kiro Wellness unless otherwise noted. $9.00 Centre, 1500 Columbia Ave., per show/$40.00 for the series. at 2 p.m. The  West Kootenay Upcoming Ostomy Support Group will • March 12, Charles Bailey meet . Guest Paul Meise from Theatre at 7:00 p.m. The Cooper Medical Supplies, Enema Awards return. Skits, Kelowna.    For further info, songs, performances by local please call 368-9827 or 365health care professionals, a 6276.   • Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ “fun-raiser.” Tickets $15. • March 13, Columbia View Albertans ‘Cabin Fever” takes Lodge at 10 a.m. The annual over Trail’s Charles Bailey general meeting of the Trail and Theatre on May 16 at 7:30 p. District Senior Publishers (Best Tickets for the event go on sale Years). All are welcome. For on March 1 $45. at the Charles more info, call Gerie Timbrell Bailey Box office or by calling at 368-3984. 1-866-368-9669. • March 14, Charles Bailey To submit to the Grapevine Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Country email


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city driving. 61 miles per gallon diesel cars. 81 miles per gallon hybrids. These are some big numbers. Does anyone ever achieve these numbers? Once in awhile maybe? (Sure, we all know those people that even report exceeding those numbers significantly but do we believe them? Not likely.) Not regularly. There are even some lawsuits on going because consumers are not getting these advertised numbers, no matter how hard they try. In Canada your new car has an Energuide sticker on it. The test procedure that produces those numbers is a very controlled test that simulates both city and highway driving. The key word is simulates. It is called the Federal Test Procedure or FTP. There is a standard in the US and a similar one in Canada that makes manufacturers achieve fleet fuel economy averages. In a nutshell the average fuel economy of the sold vehicles for the given model year must be above a predetermined number. Bigger vehicles are allowed a lower average. The U.S. numbers are currently about 37 U.S. miles per gallon for small cars and 28 U.S. miles per gallon for large cars. In the U.S. it is called CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and in Canada we have the similar CAFC



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FROM PAGE 1 “So what we want to know is whether there is a market out there and whether we can reach it and stay afloat,” she said. Using a committee format made up of arts council members, the research will involve working with small businesses in Greater Trail, the tourism sector, municipalities, and the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce. As well, researchers will be going to other theatres in region to study operations and management structures. There will also be several forums and stakeholder meetings to collect information from those who are already renting the space, and the general arts community as a whole. There will be online surveys, written surveys and patron surveys in the theatre to round out the plan. “The success will ultimately be measured by the number of tickets sold,” said Tremblay. Using a $6,500 enterprising, not-forprofit grant from ENP Canada, the theatre was able to attract matching funds from the City of Trail, the RDKB and the Trail and District Arts Council for a total of $13,000. Three years ago a cultural plan— Greater Trail: a Cultural Plan for Arts and Heritage —was done to “promote the heritage theme with one regional voice.” The 60-page marketing and feasibility study conducted by Lamont Management Inc. was done to attract visitors, new residents and investors in an effort to drive economic development and add to the cultural quality of life in all communities.

Budget due in May

FROM PAGE 1 “So when you run a surplus in the future you pay off the deficit.” The school district’s budget is set to be delivered by the end of May, after around 20 meetings to get it finalized and detailed. Recently announced school closures will take up nearly half of the shortfall—around $300,000—with $350,000 left to be found in cuts to programs and services, said Ganzert. And with staffing making up 88 per cent of the budget, there will be some positions lost. “When you cut back on programs and you cut back on services someone loses a job,” he said. “Usually it is a junior position, or through attrition, no one really leaves but you don’t bring a new person in.” The cuts last year were dealt to staff and included two teacher-librarians, eight teachers, three non-enrolling teacher staff, and one custodian. Cutting the teacher salaries meant the district saved $1.17 million, the largest chunk out of the $1.58 million in total cuts made. There was also a district-wide rise in student-to-teacher ratio—from 24-1 to 25-1—that impacted the electives offered at the high school level.

MLA stands by ‘morons’ remark BY TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA – Antibullying day at the B.C. legislature was marked by debate about Kamloops MLA Kevin Krueger’s blast at the B.C. Conservatives as “unmitigated morons” and “scum” for criticizing B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Pat Bell. Krueger fired off an angry e-mail to the B.C. Conservatives after leader John Cummins called for Bell to be suspended from cabinet over allegations Bell may have interfered in the location of a new wood innovation centre in his home town of Prince George. Bell and Premier Christy Clark rejected the allegations, after unsuccessful bidders for the project released a letter claiming Bell promised them their


Wearing his pink shirt for anti-bullying day, Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature about his insults directed at the B.C. Conservative Party. site would be short- advised that the pro- language in the heat listed for the new ject should proceed on of the moment, but wood centre. another site in down- he has no apoloBell said the bid- town Prince George. gies to offer. He was ding process was overAsked about his “indignant” that seen by a lawyer acting insulting response political opponents as “fairness advisor,” Wednesday, Krueger attacked Bell after it and the lawyer has said he used harsh was revealed he has


Bylaw officers under fire BY RICHARD ROLKE Vernon Morning Star

City of Vernon employees are being accused of  heavyhandedness and scaring off business. Coun. Brian Quiring lashed out at the bylaw enforcement department at Monday’s meeting. “A business left downtown because of parking enforcement — a sense of harassment,” said Quiring. “Bylaw officers stand around waiting for meters to expire. That’s the wrong optics to send. If there are two left (on the meter), don’t stand there waiting for it to expire. Keep walking.” Quiring says there has also been a problem with bylaw officers ticketing vehicles related to a renovation project even though the business has reserved a parking spot and there is a hood over the meter. “I’ve had lots of

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a serious heart condition that has prompted him to retire from politics in May. Krueger laughed when asked if he thought his comments constituted bullying. “I think that the irony in that is just amazing,” said Krueger, who is also retiring as an MLA before the May election. Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett, who earlier got into trouble by sending an insulting e-mail to a constituent, also shrugged off the suggestion that Krueger was acting like a bully. “I agree with him about the morons part,” Bennett said. “This is a rough business. It doesn’t matter what political party you’re part of, it’s a contact sport.”

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he great thing about having money in the bank is that it allows you to explore different opportunities. If you’re renovating your house, some extra cash can be the difference between buying new appliances for the renovated kitchen or sticking with the ones you already have. A few extra bucks squirrelled away can take the pain out of absorbing those unforeseen vehicle repairs or plumbing bills. Some extra cash can afford you those few days of holidays that help recharge your batteries. So when a councillor with the City of Trail stated that the city has enough reserve cash to buy the regional airport, it made me wonder if those funds could be better spent elsewhere. When you factor in the property was originally bought for $1.5 million and add all the improvements on the to-do list and on-going maintenance, the city is taking on a rather large bill all by itself. Don’t forget that an economic review of the airport stated that keeping things “as is,” was probably the best idea since there was

limited projected growth. Of course, that has been disputed but it still was an educated opinion. Add in the fact the city is taking on this venture by itself and the question becomes, “is this the best use of Trail’s tax dollars?” You always wonder when someone is quick to accept your first proposal to buy something. And when the RDKB quickly jumped on Trail’s offer to buy the airport, it almost forces you to take a step back and say, “Why are they so eager to sell it?” What does Trail see that the RDKB doesn’t? In an odd twist, it sounds something like the old saying, “if you believe that (in this case that the airport can prosper economically) then I have a bridge to sell you.” Well the city wants a bridge too but in this day and age of being fiscally prudent, the city probably can’t have both right now. The city recently learned that it was turned down for a Gas Tax grant it was hoping would go towards the construction of the pedestrian bridge. The city is looking at about a $3 million bill for its share of the bridge. The RDKB would kick in some money


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since the bridge would also carry new sewage lines across the river. We saw last year the deteriorating state of the sewer lines and it appears to me to be a bill that’s just waiting to happen. And it could, should the line break, cause quite a tab for the potential cleanup. So we have two major purchases the city is exploring. One, the airport, they go on their own. The other, the pedestrian bridge, will be shared with the district with, hopefully, help from grant money. The way I see it, the airport generates some revenue but has a lot of expenses associated with it. The tireless volunteers aren’t going to be there forever so staffing may be

an issue down the road. Having the airport so close is handy but its limited destination offering doesn’t entice everyone to fly out of that airport. That could certainly change but it depends on the carrier instead of the airport owner. On the other hand a pedestrian bridge fits right into the city’s grandiose downtown revitalization plan. Although the original playbook to revive the downtown core and attract tourists didn’t include anything about a bridge, it only makes sense. If the city is promoting its tax break for people sprucing up their businesses in the East Trail section near Safeway, wouldn’t it make sense to also include a foot bridge to allow tourists and shoppers the opportunity for a pleasant walk over the Columbia River while exploring the shopping opportunities in East Trail? And don’t forget improving access to the aquatic centre or ballpark for people in West Trail. If you want businesses to fix up their properties and draw visitors, lead the way by planning something new that will entice

people to stop, get out of their cars and take a walk around. While an airport might gain a bit of stature for Trail, allow executives from corporate headquarters to drop in and perhaps bring in some skiers for Red Mountain, a pedestrian crossing is something that taxpayers can use daily. It’s something they can touch, see and point with pride as an expenditure that helped improve the health of the city and its citizens. There are certainly more people who would use the pedestrian bridge on any given day than most days at the airport, even with three flights during the summer. Of course, both expenditures are still pending. So which is the best bang for our bucks? That’s a question that our municipal leaders will have to answer more and more as all the dollar figures begin to surface. Once a price tag is set on the airport, then the taxpayers can judge for themselves which is the best investment for the future of the city and those extra bucks in the bank. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Times.

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Popes, politics and power


or anyone who grew up ing that the pope had “little in a devoutly Catholic scope of action” during the environment, the papal war, he still describes Pius as resignation rings bells. a Nazi “fellow traveller.” To put It’s not that we’ve experienced it mildly, he and my parents something exactly like it in our wouldn’t have seen eye to eye. lifetimes – none of us being Unsurprisingly, there’s been 600 years old – but rather that fierce pushback from several it underscores just how large a sources, not all of whom can presence the papacy could be. be characterised as Catholic The world of apologists. my childhood, Yes, Ronald J. Ireland in the Rychlak (Hitler, 1950s, was about the War and the as Catholic as Pope) is Catholic. you could get. But David G. And the pope of Dalin (The Myth the day, Pius XII, of Hitler’s Pope) was a physical is Jewish, and presence in our Gordon Thomas PAT house, cour(The Pope’s Jews) tesy of a framed is Protestant. photo on the Dalin is parTroy Media wall. When he ticularly scathdied in 1958, my ing, putting it parents genuinely grieved. this way: “The technique for Of course, intense devotion recent attacks on Pius XII is to popes – or kings or polit- simple. It requires only that icians for that matter – carries favorable evidence be read in its own risks. Being human, the worst light and treated to they’re apt to let you down. the strictest test, while unfavorFor devotees of Pius, the able evidence is read in the best first nasty shock came in 1963, light and treated to no test.” via Rolf Hochhuth’s play The Whatever the truth of the Deputy. In it, Hocchhuth matter on the Pius file, the papaccused the late pope of silent acy’s history is certainly that of complicity in the Holocaust. an institution deeply embroiled To be sure, the play was both in the nitty gritty of politics and fictional and polemical, but the power. For instance, the midaccusation gained traction. 12th century Adrian IV granted The 1999 publication of Ireland to Henry II, and two John Cornwell’s Hitler’s Pope 16th century popes called for upped the ante considerably. As the overthrow of Elizabeth I. Cornwell tells it, he embarked Further, a recent Wall on the work to defend the papal Street Journal piece from the reputation. But the deeper historian Eamon Duffy notes he dug, the more aghast he that papal skulduggery has an became. Put simply, Pius had extensive pedigree. A thousand subordinated opposition to or so years ago, “Rome was the Nazis in favour of diplo- run by Mafia-style noble fammatic manoeuvres calculated ilies, who appointed the popes to enhance the power of the from their own kindred.” And Vatican. And, to top it off, he while the German Holy Roman was personally anti-Semitic. Emperor Henry III did better While Cornwell subsequent- with the popes he appointed, ly hedged his criticism, not- things were back underwater in


the 14th century when Urban VI apparently became so paranoid that he murdered five of his cardinals. Although the papacy’s current politics aren’t nearly as exotic as back then, it’s hard to escape the sense that 21st century Catholicism faces real challenges in coming to terms with modernity. For many commentators, the answer is that the Church needs to become more “democratic,” to perhaps “move to the centre.” But this formulation poses its own difficulties. For one, it implies that the Church is essentially equivalent to a political party, and ignores the fact that it’s also a religion whose raison d’être is the perpetuation and promotion of what it believes to be divine truth. In that latter context, one can’t simply call a policy conference to invent an electorally attractive platform. Then there’s the fact that some of the mainline Protestant denominations have already taken similar advice. And they’re not exactly thriving in consequence. Joseph Stalin famously dismissed the importance of the Vatican with a rhetorical question as to how many divisions the pope commanded. But more than a half-century on, the Vatican is still alive and kicking while Stalin’s Soviet Union has been consigned to historical memory. So if there’s a bookmaker’s bottom line, maybe it’s this. Be wary of betting against the horse that has a track record of winning races. Troy Media columnist Pat Murphy worked in the Canadian financial services industry for over 30 years. Originally from Ireland, he has a degree in history and economics.

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side the nation’s capital most of the year and other shady travel expenses. All this for a group of politically connected men and women making little or no contribution to the well-being of Canadians or the country. Now back to the EI claimants who are under the gun of the federal government. The first thing to be noted is that the EI system is paid for completely by employees and employers - the federal government pays nothing toward it. The second thing of note is that the claimants aren’t hardened criminals, they are ordin-

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Beaver Valley Nitehawks goalie Jarrod Schamerhorn stole the show and the game from a persistent Nelson Leafs team with a 4-3 overtime win in Nelson Tuesday. BY JIM BAILEY

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As anticipated the first round of the Neil Murdoch division series between twoand-three seed Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs is turning out to be a drawn out, grinding, war of attrition where ultimately +the last goal wins. After Nelson took Game 3 2-1 in overtime Monday night, it was Beaver Valley’s turn to score the final goal on Tuesday, as the Hawks skated to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Leafs to even the series at 2-2. The Hawks killed off a penalty midway through OT thanks to clutch goaltending from Jarrod Schamerhorn, and when Nelson’s Kyler Wilkinson was called for interference 25 seconds after the kill, Dallas Calvin made them pay. Calvin took a pass from Ryan Edwards then drove around the defencemen around the net and deposited the winning goal

past Brett Soles at 6:48 of the fourth frame. The Leafs had two power play opportunities in the extra frame, but the 18-year-old former Nanaimo Clipper goaltender thwarted the Nelson attack, stopping 31 shots and getting the first star nod. “It was huge,” said Hawks coach Terry Jones. “We started in overtime killing a penalty and then to get that kill Schamerhorn made a couple of great saves, and then to score on the power play after having a pretty abysmal power play all game, was great.” Home ice hasn’t counted for much in the early going with both sides winning one in the other’s building, but the benefit of regaining home ice and playing in front of a loud, supportive crowd for a possible Game 7 can’t be underestimated. “Now it’s two out of three, when you’re down 3-1 there is not a lot of room for error, so

from where we were at, we’re happy to be 2-2 right now,” said Jones. Dan Holland got the Hawks on the board with 93 seconds to play in the opening frame, taking a pass from Connor BrownMaloski, he made a nice move in front of the net and slid the puck past Soles to make it 1-0. Derek Lashuk would make it 2-0 on the power play, when he took a pretty pass from Ryan Edwards and slapped it into the back of the net at 17:44 of the second period. But Nelson was not down for long. Hard work from Aaron Dunlop on the penalty kill paid off when he stripped the Hawks D of the puck and walked in all alone on Schamerhorn to make it 2-1 on a shorthanded marker. Then with under five minutes to play in the second, Carson Willans banged away at the puck at the side of the net, until it eventually went in. The referee originally called it off but reversed his call upon consulting with his linesmen. Beaver Valley took the advantage right back, however, when Michael Bell and Edwards combined to set up Keenan Patershuk who beat Soles to retake the lead 3-2. The Leafs trailed heading into the third despite outshooting the Hawks 20-11, and eventually they would be rewarded for their efforts. Eight minutes into the third, Nelson’s Bryce Nielsen gathered up a Colton Schell rebound and lifted it over Shamerhorn’s blocker to tie the game and send it to OT. The puck drops for Game 5 tonight at the Beaver Valley Arena at 7 p.m.


Youth bowlers to compete against B.C.’s best BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

Trail’s Glenmerry Bowl youth teams rolled to a good showing at the Kootenay Zone championship in Cranbrook earlier this month and will put their best foot forward as they take to the lanes in Kelowna and Vernon this weekend for the youth bowling provincial championship. The senior boys and the boys and girls combo team both won gold to qualify for the B.C. Championship at Lincoln Lanes in Vernon and the Capri Valley Lanes in Kelowna. The senior boys made up of Devon

Fulton, Cole Thatcher, Joshua Mack, and Gabby Moreau bowled their way to the top with a solid 3,111 point total, with Cranbrook close behind at 2,986. Fulton led the way scoring a total of 980 through four matches, with a single-game high of 261. The boys and girls combo team is comprised of bantam bowler Kiara Neufeld, junior five-pinner Trisha Hardt, and senior bowler Katy Fowler whose scores are based on how many pins they bowl over the team average. The trio buried the competition beating runner-up Cranbrook by over 100 pins.

Close to 300 athletes and coaches will attend the event, including Glenmerry Bowl’s single qualifiers Jacob Plett, Kennady Keraif, and Brice Paugh who won spots at the zones in December. “All the singles and teams have all been settled, so we’re all ready for the provincials,” said Glenmerry Bowl’s Ron Sandnes. “We have a good contingent . . . Our (senior) boys compared to the other teams are very close, and I think they’ll have a chance at a medal for sure.” The senior boys team won silver last year with Flack and Fulton the only

boys from the team returning, while Plett picked up a bronze in singles and Keraif narrowly missed the podium with a fourthplace finish. The Bantam boys team of Dylan Paugh, Izach Dawson, Ryan Clark, and Spencer Simister came oh so close to qualifying, winning silver at the event, while the bantam girls team of Megan Fowler, Erika Kivi, Maclean Keraiff, and Eliza Dawson captured bronze. The top 30 athletes in the scratch events will be declared provincial champions and will advance to the national championship in Vancouver in May.


Red Mountain Racer Gavin Patterson busts out of the gate for a Giant Slalom run at Teck’s U16 and U14 GS races on the weekend.

Good results for Red Racers BY TIMES STAFF The Red Mountain Racers hosted the Teck U16 and U14 races on the weekend with some great results. Soleil Patterson and Daniel Larriu Altadill lit up the course on Saturday and Sunday with Patterson taking gold in both Giant Slaloms in the U-16 girls and Larriu Altadill winning two gold and a silver for the U-14 boys event. Patterson laid down a tworun combined time of 1:46.6 on Saturday for first spot with Finley Spiegl of Windermere taking second and Kelsey Voss third. The Rossland native then clocked a 1:42.9 on Sunday to lead all skiers, with Stephanie Runge and Spiegl taking second and third rescpectively. Red’s Lienne Groeger just missed the podium with a fourth place finish in Sunday’s GS.

Larriu Altadill sped down the course in 54.35 seconds in the opening run to take first spot, and took gold again in his second run. But the U-14 skier lost some ground on Sunday, settling for a silver in his third trip through the gates and a sixth-place finish in his final run. RMR’s Vasily Koltsov swept the bronze medal category in three of the four races narrowly missing a silver by one tenth of a second in his first run. Isaac Lunn recorded two seventh place finishes, while in the U14 girls Kaysa Panke was the RMR’s top skier finishing sixth in the first, second, and fouth runs, and seventh in the third. Nicole Foster of Fernie won three of four golds in the U-14 girls, while Whitewater’s Jamis Beattie won two gold in the U-16 boys.


Honourable mention for Todd The British Columbia Hockey League has given Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Todd an honourable mention for the Gongshow Gear BCHL Player of the Week. Todd, an 18 year-old native of Courtenay, BC, posted two wins last week against Merritt and Penticton, recording a .939 save percentage and 2.31 goals-against average. He was named first star in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Centennials. Since joining the Smoke Eaters from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in October, Todd has a record of

10-4, including a shutout Jan. 25 at Nanaimo. Eight of Todd’s 10 victories in a Smoke Eater uniform have come at Cominco Arena, where he holds an 8-1 record. “Adam’s been real steady for us in goal since the holiday break,” said Smoke Eater coach Bill Birks. “He’s earned the right to start most of our recent games due to a strong work ethic and positive results and is a big reason we’re still in the hunt for a playoff spot.” The Smoke Eaters host Penticton Saturday at 7:30 p.m.





KIJHL Playoff Results B. V. 4 at Nelson 3 OT (series tied 2-2) Castlegar 6 at Spokane 1 (Castlegar leads series 3-1) Fernie 1 at Columbia Valley 2 (Columbia leads series 2-1) North Okan 0 at Kamloops 1 (NO leads 3-1) Sicamous 6 at Revelstoke 2 (Sicamous leads 3-1) Kelowna 4 at Summerland 1 (series tied 2-2) Princeton 3 at Osoyoos 4 OT (Osoyoos leads 3-1) Golden wins series 4-0 over Kimberley Tonight’s Games Nelson at B.V. 7 p.m. Spokane at Castlegar 7 p.m.

Fernie at Col Valley 7 p.m. Kamloops at N. Okan. 7 p.m. Revelstk at Sicamous 7 p.m. Osoyoos at Princeton 7 p.m.

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Friday’s games Cowichan at Coquit, 7 p.m. Victoria at Nanaimo, 7 p.m. Trail at Penticton, 7 p.m. Vernon at P.G., 7 p.m. Merritt at W.Kelowna, 7 p.m. Chilli at Langley, 7:15 p.m. Salmon Arm at Powell River, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Sal Arm at Alberni 7 p.m. Cowichan at Chiliwack, 7 p.m. Langley at P. G., 7 p.m. Nanaimo at Victoria, 7:15 p.m. W.Kelowna at Merritt, 7:30 p.m. Penticton at Trail, 7:30 p.m.

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or the second time this season, the Smokies head to Penticton tomorrow on the heels of a home victory against the defending national champion Vees. Garrett McMullen ripped home his third overtime winner this season to help the Smoke Eaters to a 4-3 triumph over

Penticton at Cominco Arena last Saturday, helping the home side retain a share of the Interior division’s fourth and final playoff spot. Trail’s last visit to the South Okanagan Events Centre certainly qualifies as one of the strangest, and most exciting games of the season, as the Smoke Eaters nearly rallied from a five-goal third-period deficit, only to fall short 7-6 on Nov. 21. There’s no reason for Trail not to feel confident ahead of this weekend’s homeand-home set with Penticton (rounds two and three in the seasonending series of four consecutive meetings between the Smokies and Vees). The Orange

and Black have won three straight games (including victories against the top two teams in the Interior division), and come into Friday’s tilt averaging a whopping 4.5 goals per game against a Penticton club that, on average, surrenders half that number per contest. Penticton comes into the weekend having lost three of four games, so no question our Friday night hosts will be hungry for success. Wins this weekend would all but sew up first place for the Vees, who enter the weekend five points up on second-place Merritt. It’ll be interesting to see how the home side responds to a rare spate of adversity: I’d expect Fred

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Harbinson to have his club raring to go Friday. The Smoke Eaters though, have proven this season they can skate with anyone in the BCHL, and will come into the weekend in desperate need of points in the hope of locking down a playoff berth. The South Okanagan Events Centre is one of the glitzier BCHL rinks, and one of the hardest places for visiting teams to earn two points, but the last two games showed me that this club is ready for any challenge. Trail’s veterans have been leading the way, too. Captain McMullen now has points in 10 of his last 12 games, while last week might have seen Marley Keca’s two best performances of the season on the Smoke Eaters blueline. Not only that, the team is buying in defensively. 20 year-old Bennett Hambrook continues to set an example with fearless shot-blocking, and goaltender Adam Todd has stood tall since returning from the Western Hockey League, earning a BCHL Player of the Week honourable mention. Last weekend’s win had everything: great goals, big saves, bonecrunching hits and puck bounces that bordered on the impossible. I know I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the good ship Smoke Eater this Friday and Saturday. Chris Wahl is the playby-play voice of the Trail Smoke Eaters. Listen to every game online at

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past go. So I made the effort, and our marriage now seems fine. We are happy with each other, but I still suffer with the mental images. I fear that I have demeaned myself by reestablishing an intimate relationship with him. I wonder whether I might regain my selfesteem by telling him our marriage is over. I know there are other women in this situation, but I haven’t been able to find a support group. I am fortunate to have a job I am passionate about that allows me to enrich the lives of others. I know I am a useful human being. Please help me get over this. -- California

her on the street. She has ignored me all these years, and I don’t believe it is fair that she expects me to buy her a wedding gift. I think this is the only reason she remembered that she has a grandmother. Am I wrong to feel this way? -- Forgotten Gram Dear Gram: You are not obligated to attend this wedding or give a gift if you don’t wish to. However, while most kids truly value their grandparents, some don’t pay much attention, especially if the grandparents live far away. The parents can help encourage the bond, especially during the teen and youngadult years. Of course, it can change over time, but both parties must make the investment to work on it. Please try to send your granddaughter a card with your good wishes. Dear Annie: I can only imagine how bothered I would be if my childhood artwork were all over my par-

ents’ house like “Not an Artist.” One or two items can bug me on the wrong day, but all of the rooms all of the time? Yikes! I’d suggest “Not an Artist” purchase a nice large book or portfolio that most of these works could fit in and

present it to his folks as a gift, along with a family photo to hang on the walls instead. The parents would still be able to see and share the work they love, but it would remove the skin-crawling weirdness their adult son feels. -- D.

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Dear California: You must decide whether you are truly ready to leave your marriage. Forty years is a long time. But your husband’s track record doesn’t inspire confidence in his future fidelity, and his unwillingness to commit to counseling indicates that he wants things to be exactly as they were before. First, see your doctor and get checked for sexually transmitted diseases, and then find another counselor. The one you are seeing is not helping you make the best decisions. You also can find online support by typing “infidelity support group” into your search engine. Dear Annie: I have a granddaughter I have seen only three times in the past 15 years. I never heard from her in all that time. Recently, I was sent a note to save the date for her wedding. I am not going to the wedding. I wouldn’t know that girl if I saw

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Dear Annie: I recently obtained proof of what I had long suspected: My husband of more than 40 years has been seeing prostitutes and having affairs for the past 20 years. During this time, he was always considerate and loving to me. I thought we had a wonderful marriage. When I confronted him with the evidence, he finally confessed. We went to a counselor, but after a single half-hour session, he wouldn’t go back. Aside from dealing with the shock and humiliation of the betrayal, I have two problems: First, I cannot forgive myself for not taking a firm stand when I first suspected his cheating. I put it out of my mind and continued as before. The second problem is that I cannot erase images of his affairs. My counselor, along with some books I have read, says to reestablish our close, loving relationship and let the




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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Warfield Pool is now hiring seasonal Pool Staff for the 2013 season. These positions are available: Pool Manager: The successful candidate must be an experienced, organized, mature, competent, dynamic leader, and team player; who will be responsible for the daily operation of the Pool and provide leadership to the Pool Staff. Starts May to August. The following qualifications are a MUST: Pool Operator 1,NLS, WSI, CPR-C, Standard First Aid, LSI. Senior Guard: The successful candidates will work under the supervision of the Pool Manager from mid-May to August; show leadership to the Junior Guards; teach lessons; while providing a safe, enjoyable environment to the customers. The following qualifications are a MUST: NLS, WSI, CRP-C, and Standard First Aid. Junior Guard: The successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain valuable Life Guarding experience under the watchful eyes of the Manager and Senior Staff from mid-June to August. The following qualifications are a must: NLS, WSI, CRP-C, and Standard First Aid. Slide Attendant: The successful candidates must be selfmotivated, who can work independently and as a team player under the supervision of the Pool Manager; while be responsible for the waterslide from mid-June – August. The following qualifications are a must: 16 years old, Bronze Cross, CRP-C, and Standard First Aid. A detailed Job Description and Application form can be found on the Village’s website: Send your resume, a completed V of W Job Application with copies of all certifications, to the Village of Warfield, 555 Schofield Highway, Trail, B. C. V1R 2G7; by Fax: 250-368-9354; by Email: Deadline: April 12, 2013.

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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 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. ROSSLAND, 2BD furnished and unfurnished, clean, quiet, N/S, N/P. Ph. 250-362-9473 TRAIL, 1-BDRM, furnished; downtown; references required; $475. 250-512-2503 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 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312

UPPER WARFIELD, 2bd. apt. $700./mo. +util. avail. now. 250-231-3538 WANETA MANOR 2bdrm., NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423 W.TRAIL, 2bd., tiny yard, suitable for small dog, close Downtown.$695.250-368-6075

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Duplex / 4 Plex Fruitvale. Cozy 2bdrm. Heat included. $650/mo. 250.368.3384

Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, 4bdrm., garage, fireplace, 4-appls. $900./mo. 250368-1610 TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. N/S, N/P. Avail. immed. 250-367-7558 UPPER WARFIELD, 2bdrm. N/S, $675/mo. 250-362-9483 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

Shared Accommodation FURNISHED room in W. Trail hse w/ view. Incl. util, laundry, bedding, and wifi. $475. N/S N/P, Refs. req’d. 250 608-4425.



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Trail Daily Times, February 28, 2013