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previous port of call was located on the riverbank at the end of the Esplanade’s A move is afoot to re-establish the city seawall, where a large Canadian flag was as a port of call for American travellers. painted. At the time, the port meant The Silver City could be back on the American travellers would report in like map as a watercraft transportation centre they would at any customs and immigravia a port of call motion now advancing tion office to get clearance. through to the Columbia River Treaty People had to phone in and say they negotiations. were coming in, and on the Canadian side If it passes, the motion a customs officer was sent would allow American boaters down from Paterson and they “It’s a real to once again travel up the would inspect the boat and opportunity Columbia River with relative allow it to pass. to revisit ease, and increase tourism and When the designation was give a boost to the Greater lost, the move did not sit something that Trail economy as well as the well with the Trail city counwas there years Kootenay region. cil of the day, and the river ago that will The motion—put forth was charted with navigational under the auspices of the charts as a navigable interreally improve Lower Columbia Community national water. cross border Development Team (LCCDT)— Council also had a port of relations and would restore trans boundary call building designed—at a boat travel, both north and also improve the cost of around $350,000— south, something that was lost and was to be located at utilization of a nearly 15 years ago in the Indian Eddy in Gyro Park. city when international border tremendous asset “However, it would have security was tightened. been the responsibility of the that we have Chair of LCCDT, Mike city to build the facility, there by way of the Martin, said the idea to restore would have been no federal Columbia River the city’s former designation assistance,” DeRosa recalled. was rooted in a belief that it though tourism.” Trail council couldn’t see was a very constructive ecoits way clear to do that, so the MIKE MARTIN nomic development initiative. effort was abandoned. “It was a real opportunity Now a boat would have to to revisit something that was be taken out of the water at there years ago that will really improve the border, delivered to Paterson border cross border relations and also improve crossing for inspection, and then delivered the utilization of a tremendous asset that back and put in the water. we have by way of the Columbia River “New security measures came in and through tourism,” he said. made it impractical to get a boat across the Martin said the LCCDT has had discus- border,” said DeRosa. sions at Lake Roosevelt forum in Spokane, Opening up the border now would add Wash., the Canadian Columbia River to boating experiences if Americans could Forum—a preparatory group of politicians travel north, go through the lock on the and bureaucrats, both federal and provin- Keenleyside Dam, venture up the Arrow cial—and with people with the Columbia Lakes, and, in certain seasons, continue on River Treaty just to see if there was any to Revelstoke. interest in the idea and to generate some Although it was too early to speculate, constructive dialogue. DeRosa saw the potential for commercial “And there is some interest on both ventures springing up around the port of sides of the border,” said. “But this won’t call building in Trail. happen overnight and it will take a while, “When you talk about opportunities, but unless we start the process we don’t that river is our biggest,” said DeRosa. know what else will create it.” “The river used to be our number one The Columbia River Treaty is an inter- (means of transportation), and we lost national water management agreement it.” between Canada and the United States. The LCCDT see itself as a catalyst to The treaty is unique—it is a treaty to man- creating a port of call in Trail, said Martin, age cross-boundary river flows where both laying the early groundwork to first get signatory countries to the treaty share in some interest on the Canadian side of the the benefits resulting from the treaty. border and then see if it can carry over LCCDT member Gord DeRosa said the into the U.S. Times Staff


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The Trail Historical Society has kindly offered photos and stories related to the history of Trail. March is traditionally the month when many hockey leagues have their annual playoffs and a provincial champion is declared on various levels. Prior to 1923, the BC senior hockey champions were determined in a tournament at the Rossland Winter Carnival. It is believed the first serious game of hockey as we know it in B.C. was played outdoors in Golden on January 23, 1895. The first ice rinks in BC were constructed in Sandon in 1893 and in Nelson in 1893-94, but there is no record of hockey being played in them at that time. By 1897, competitive hockey was being played in Rossland, Nelson, Sandon, and Kaslo. In January 1898, the first Rossland Winter Carnival took place and a hockey tournament was organized, with the winner earning the BC Champions

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Trail Hockey Team - Senior BC Champs. Back (L-R): James Buchanan [president], Alf Saunders, Herb Jackson, Paddy McDonough, Bob Schwartz, Tuffy Atkins, Bill Reese. Front: Mickey Mercer, Reg Sexsmith, Joe Vannatter, Scotty Fraser, Gibby McDonald, Buster Brown (mascot). title. The Rossland Victorias defeated the Rossland senior team in the tournament, to become BC’s first senior hockey champions. The tournament became a huge success and teams from throughout the Kootenays, the Boundary, and the Okanagan applied to the Carnival’s organ-

izing committee to be included in the event. The winner of the Rossland Winter Carnival tournament continued to be recognized as the BC Amateur hockey championship until 1917. Throughout its history, the tournament also included games involving junior and intermediate teams,

a ladies event, and a challenge event with teams from the Trail industrial league. Rossland teams were declared champions 9 times, Nelson 6 times and teams from Vernon, Phoenix, Greenwood, Fernie and Trail each won once. In 1919, the BC Amateur Hockey Association was formed and they

assumed responsibility for organizing provincial hockey Championships from 1923 to today. Pick up your copy “Trail Journal of Local History,” at the Trail Historical Society’s office in Trail City Hall, on the website and at Crockett Books in Waneta Plaza.



Cougar destroyed after dog attacked By Arne Petryshen

dog. Ben Beetlestone, the conservation officer who responded to the call said he was following up on a complaint about a cougar

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that attacked a dog on the night of Feb. 15. “We were able to locate the cougar because it was seen again at about 8:30 in Rossland and the person phoned it in right away,” Beetlestone said, of the morning of Feb. 16. “I was in Rossland with a houndsman so we located it right away and could deal with this situation right away before somebody got hurt.” Beetlestone said the cougar was still on the hunt in the residential part of Rossland where it was shot. “We didn’t have to use the hounds,

because it hadn’t left town yet and we were able to find it hiding in a hedge in a backyard,” he said. A cougar is strictly a carnivore, so he said that if it is hanging around a community it is hungry. The cougars that find themselves in that situation are generally either young or sick cougars. “They just are not able to survive, for whatever reason, in the wild, so they start hanging around residential areas where they begin to pick off pets and stuff,” he said. “This one certainly was sick, the necropsy has not been done yet, so

I don’t know what was wrong with it.” He said that a cougar is especially dangerous because in that state it would look at a child as prey, whereas a bear likely wouldn’t as long as it isn’t threatened. “It’s very important that people call these issues in and we’ll make the determination if it’s a normal behaviour or not and then take an appropriate course of action,” he said. If you do spot a cougar or bear, report it to the Report All Poacher and Polluters toll free 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP).

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Large drilling rigs began working in Castlegar’s Twin Rivers / Millennium Park Wednesday, as a $1.2 million improvement project moves ahead. With the infusion of $400,000 in the form of a grant from the provincial Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’ Community Recreation Program, construction of the source water well --which will feed three natural swimming ponds -- is underway. “Drilling started today and construction is expected to be complete probably in July of this year,” said Chris Barlow, director of transportation and civic works for the City of Castlegar. “We’re going to be taking ground water and introducing it into the ponds and keeping a fresh supply of water into the ponds,” Barlow said. The water will cascade between the ponds, each of which will vary in depth, before being reintroduced into the river. Sand will also be trucked in from a nearby site during landscaping and surround each of the three ponds. New walkways are also part of the project. Barlow said yearly maintenance costs on the new development have not been projected as yet. One small cost will be monitoring the water quality. “We’ll still be testing the water to make sure that there isn’t anything building up.” What used to be a nearby gravel pit will aid in construction efforts and then become an offleash dog park. Barlow said the intent is to have slides and other interactive elements, so kids can slide between the ponds. The deepest pond is also expected to have a floating dock people can swim out to and relax on. “We have a window of time to work this spring to build,” Barlow said. “We’re building a [earthen] dam between the ponds and the river which we will be working behind. The ponds will be lined with a clay liner to keep our water in and river water out.” As for the prospect of flooding, such as what was experienced last year, he said water modelling done to date suggests a “strong possibility the lower pond will flood, maybe every 10 years or less.” The area of the lower pond is a natural back eddy and flooding is not expected to cause any damage as long as the water comes up slowly and retreats slowly. Other than flooding and cost concerns, Barlow said he hasn’t had to field many concerns from the public. “We took input from the public and one thing they all identified was having a safe place to swim and interact with the river. The problem with our river is it goes up and down so much and there such a fast current. We do have an existing beach area but no guarantee what the water height will be, if its full of algae, or anything.”

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Sixteen-year-old Laela Heidt of Warfield is vying for one of the final four spots in the region to advance in the CBC Radio 3 Searchlight contest for Canadian artists. Voting for the latest stage ends Sunday. Voters can vote every 24 hours. Go to the CBC Radio 3 website and follow the links to the Seachlight contest to vote for Laela. Her song is titled “Love Blind.” If she advances to the next stage, voting resumes Tuesday.

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The deer problem continues to plague Grand Forks city council. At the Feb. 18 city council primary committee meeting, the problem came up again when a local resident remarked during question period that a neighbour fed deer daily on her property. The resident claimed that a number of deer, attracted to the feeding station, had been struck by cars. Mayor Brian Taylor acknowledged that those who insist on feeding deer were indeed a problem. At the moment, though the city has a bylaw prohibiting the feeding of deer, it carries no weight, Taylor said, and attempts by other Kootenay communities to enforce compliance through the courts has

proved extremely expensive to taxpayers. “We know that some of these people who feed deer would love to have us try to take them to court, which would cost the taxpayer a massive amount of money and really achieve nothing but make a martyr out of the deer feeders. “So the approach that the city is taking is that it is looking into taking a graduated ticket system, which would allow it to put pressure on in situations like this.” Taylor indicated that the city wished to find solutions that would prevent the kind of conflict between neighbours that the presence of the deer has caused. “It is driving wedges between people in residential areas,” Taylor said.

For the second time in three days, a pair of lost snowboarders rescued from the backcountry has Nelson Search and Rescue (NSAR) frustrated that the utterly unprepared keep taking risks. The latest snowboarders were reported missing before midnight on Tuesday and after an extensive search were found Wednesday afternoon. “These two “These two gentlemen were gentlemen were completely unprecompletely pared. They had no pack, no food, unprepared. They no water, no snowhad no pack, no shoes — they just food, no water, had what they were wearing and their no snowshoes snowboards. In my – they just had opinion, these two what they were were very fortunate that we found wearing and their them when we did,” snowboards .” said NSAR search Murray Springman manager Murray Springman. Nelson RCMP received a call about the missing snowboarders, two males aged 30 and 40. They were reported overdue with their vehicle still in the Whitewater parking lot, but these were the only true clues at to their whereabouts. “We cannot stress the importance of being properly prepared and leaving an accurate itinerary with friends or with family. These two never really told anyone where they were going,” said Springman. Search and rescue was alerted and at first light started their search by helicopter, but visibility was poor limiting the area that could be searched. Avalanche risk being high, technicians were onboard to look for signs of an avalanche which could have buried the snowboarders. None were seen, neither were tracks. Two ground teams were also deployed and at 1 p.m., the snowboarders were spotted sinking up to their waist in snow on the backside of Prospector Ridge in Qua Creek drainage. “They were on snowboards. They did not have any snowshoes or means of transportation to get back up,” said Springman. The pair were taken snowshoes and helped back up before taking them to Whitewater lodge for medical attention. They both had frostbite on their toes and one had frostbite on his right hand. Springman said the snowboarders hunkered down overnight and should count themselves lucky to come out of this experience with only minor injuries. “When we got called I figured, it’s cold. It’s been snowing. The avalanche hazard is high,” he said. “With the father and son [earlier this week] we were fortunate that no one was hurt. I wondered if we would see a second time lucky as well — well thank heavens we did.”

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Principals, teachers and support staff are raising concerns about cuts to School District 43 spending, saying they could affect professional development, school maintenance, technology and the lucrative international education program. For the second board meeting in a row, Coquitlam Teachers’ Association and CUPE representatives expressed fears that SD43 is taking money from schools instead of hacking finance, human resources and other administrative budgets. The Coquitlam Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association, meanwhile, is calling on the district to reinstate

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principal positions in money-making programs such as Coquitlam Open Learning and international education. “We would like to see that income-generation potential maximized,” said CPVPA president Rob Foot, who said extra money from these programs enhances programming for schools. Both the CTA and CUPE say they are worried that $5 million in cuts approved by the board in an amended budget passed Tuesday won’t stop the bleeding and could result in further chopping to school budgets next year. Superintendent Tom Grant admitted the district has no certainty it will “hit

the nail” and won’t know until this summer whether it met its budget target. Currently, the district is forecasting a $2.5-million deficit at the end of June, even with $5 million in cuts, and will have to pay back that money in future years. He also said that figure could be larger or smaller. “We’re hoping it will remain within that realm, we’re hoping it will be even less,” he said. Although the district has admitted it erred in calculating enrolment — it was out by 223 students — and overestimated revenue while underestimating expenses, it hasn’t been forthcoming in explaining

how this happened, said CUPE Local 561 president Dave Ginter, who’s doubtful SD43 will meet its target and can prevent the situation from happening again. “The difficulty in assessing the actual cost savings is complicated as there are no actual cost savings attached to each item,” he said. “Yet we are led to believe the total savings will actually be $5 million.” Tri-City public schools will have less money to spend on special equipment, programs and maintenance after School District 43 passed an amended budget Tuesday night. The board of education unanimously passed the budget


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bylaw with $295.1 in spending and $5 million in cuts. Some of the largest chunks whittled from district spending included $1.2 million repatriated from schools and $2 million in annual facilities grants that would normally be spent on roof, painting, furnace and lighting upgrades. Further cuts include: a reduction in a vice-principal position at Centennial secondary; supplies and professional support for school support initiatives; cuts to release time for professional development; and less money for students services. The district plans to look for another $300,000 in as yet undisclosed cuts.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Postal workers in Kamloops say they warned their employer that trucking southern Interior mail to Vancouver for sorting would lead to delays. Thousands of letters and packages are affected and Canada Post confirms the items will be delivered at least a day late, after the semi-trailer carrying the mail crashed near Hope. The cab of the truck was pulled free of the wreckage soon after the Monday crash, but the 12-metrelong trailer, packed with mail, remained upside-down until Wednesday, teetering in the banks of the Coquihalla River. The local president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Bob Mitchell says Canada Post was warned that its decision to truck southern Interior mail to Vancouver for sorting - and then ship it back to Kamloops for distribution - would add unnecessary delays and risk for customers.

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Navy ship program numbers are off, says budget officer



A group of union members demonstrate against new rules of employment insurance while Prime Minister Stephen Harper attends an announcement Thursday in Riviere-du-Loup, Que.

Senate committee has no issue with allowances THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The Senate board of internal economy has issued a report saying it has no issue with the housing allowances of all but three senators. An investigation was started last month after revelations that three longtime Ottawa residents in the upper chamber were improperly claiming allowances meant to compensate

senators who keep a secondary residence in the national capital region. All 98 sitting senators were asked for documentation by the internal committee, which reviewed their driver’s licences, health cards and residency information on their income tax returns. As a result of the document checks, two senators, Dennis Patterson and Rod

Zimmer, were interviewed by the committee but subsequently cleared. External auditors continue to look at the expenses of Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy, Liberal Mac Harb and Sen. Patrick Brazeau, who was turfed from the Conservative caucus this month on an unrelated criminal matter.



Auditors are also examining the travel expense claims of Conservative Sen. Pamela Wallin. Duffy has volunteered to repay his $ 2 2 , 0 0 0 - p e r- y e a r allowance; Wallin has not denied reports she has repaid a substantial chunk of her travel expenses, which total $321,000 since September 2010.

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - It’s unlikely the Royal Canadian Navy will be able to buy comparable replacements for its aging supply ships with the amount of money set aside by the Harper government, the parliamentary budget officer warned on Thursday. The $2.6-billion joint support ship program is severely underfunded in light of escalating costs and all of the uncertainty associated with the design and required capabilities, Kevin Page warns in his latest report. At least $4.13 billion should be set aside, perhaps more, Page estimates. The report uses the capabilities and dimensions of the existing two supply ships HMCS Protecteur and HMCS Preserver - as the baseline to calculate what a replacement would cost in today’s terms. The government is faced with two choices - either scale back the ship’s requirements, or put more money into the program. “We think it’s a very, very low probability that they’ll get anything near the replacement of the Protecteur for anything like $2.6

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he winner of last week’s election in Italy was a mythical beast called “Grillosconi”. That is bad news for Italy, for the single European currency, the euro, and even for the future of the European Union. Not that “Grillosconi” will ever form a coherent government in Italy. The problem is that he – or rather, they – will prevent anybody else from doing that either. The newer part of this hybrid beast is Beppe Grillo, a former stand-up comedian who is essentially an anti-politician. His blog boils with bile against Italy’s entire political class, and his public appearances are angry, foul-mouthed, arm-waving rants against the whole system. Raging against Italy’s privileged, corrupt and dysfunctional political class is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, but Grillo’s Five Star Movement, which in just a few years grew from nothing to take a quarter of the national vote in last Sunday’s election, has nothing useful to put in its place. Just “throw the bums out”, and the democratic power of the internet will solve all of Italy’s problems. “We want to destroy

everything,” Grillo said in a recent interview with the BBC. “But not rebuild with the same old rubble. We have new ideas.” We have heard this sort of talk in Europe before, always from people who turned out to be totalitarians of some sort, whether Communist or fascist. It should not be necessary for Italy to go through all that again. The older part of the beast is Silvio Berlusconi, the former cruise-ship crooner and billionaire media magnate (he’s the richest man in Italy) whose cynical populism has dominated Italian politics for the past 20 years. For more than half of that time he has been the prime minister, and even when he’s out of power he dominates the political stage. Berlusconi is 76 now, but he still manages to generate constant sex scandals. (His “bunga bunga” parties are notorious, and he currently faces charges in connection with an under-age prostitute.) He has been fighting charges or appealing against convictions for corruption for the whole time he has been in politics, and keeps changing the criminal law to avoid doing jail


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time. Yet a large number of Italians go on voting for him. Their devotion is even more inexplicable when you recall that Italy has been in steady economic decline for most of Berlusconi’s two decades as the country’s dominant political figure. The Italian economy is smaller than it was twelve years ago, over a third of the under-25s are unemployed, and the state auditor estimates that 60 billion euros is stolen from the national budget by corrupt politicians every year. So 29 per cent of Italians voted for Silvio Berlusconi’s party in the election last weekend, and 25 per cent voted for Beppe Grillo’s. More than half of Italy’s voters preferred some part of the “Grillosconi” mon-

ster to more serious politicians who talked about fixing the economy, tackling the budget deficit, fighting organised crime, and reforming the country’s badly broken justice system. The result is political paralysis: no party or group of parties is able to form a stable government, and there will probably be another election within a year. (Only one Italian government in the past seven decades has served out its full five-year term.) But why should we believe that that will produce a better outcome? Grillo confidently predicts that his Five Star Movement will win a majority next time round, and he may well be right. Berlusconi promises to bring back the good old days with a wave of his magic wand: 4 million new jobs, tax cuts, and even refunds for taxes paid in the recent past. But you have to shut your eyes to the financial disaster that is engulfing Italy to believe that, and it will be even harder to do that a year from now. Grillo promises salvation in a fantasy future where everything happens

on the web, but he’s really just getting the protest vote. Even he admits that “the (Five Star) Movement is a dream of what could happen in 20 or 30 years. Not now. Now, nothing will happen.” So why would anyone look to him for a solution to today’s pressing problems? Good question. Meanwhile, the Italian economy continues to decay, and the government goes on spending money it does not have. One number says it all: about 70,000 Italian public officials are given cars with chauffeurs. (In Britain, the number is 300.) The risk grows that Italy will need a financial bail-out so massive that it causes a collapse of the euro. Why so many Italians put up with this kind of thing passes understanding. But so does the fact that so many of those who are infuriated by it turn to a clown like Grillo, who offers salvation in the form of a web-based direct democracy. The crisis will therefore continue indefinitely. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Run-of-the-river projects becoming run-of-the-mill


hen I first heard currently 52 different operof “run-of-river” I ations totalling 858 megawatts imagined a thousand in capacity with several more on little micro-turbines the way. One of the bigger playin a mountain creek turning ers is Innergex, a Quebec-based like pinwheels as the water company with 11 operational flows by. That’s not quite right. run-of-river projects in B.C. It’s more of a kinder, gent“B.C. has all the elements ler version of you need in the bigger hydro equation for power projects, run-of-river. You but with none of benefit from the flooding of Costal Mountains massive tracts of . . . you have land. tons of creeks, Don Gamache huge accumulaof Innergex was tions of rain and my helpful guide snow, which proDavid as I was introvides the flow you duced to the need. It’s the pertechnology at fect topography, Troy Media the Fitzimmons perfect climate, Creek power and there is huge house. Sporting a mountain potential in British Columbia,” man beard, 4×4 truck and says Richard Blanchet, senior plenty of warm clothes, he’s vice president for Innergex. the plant operator for this and The big difference between two other nearby run-of-river these projects and the massive projects. hydroelectric projects of old The 7.5-megawatt power is scale and the lack of water plant is right in the Whistler storage. In conventional hydro Blackcomb ski resort and it pro- projects, vast tracts of land are duces enough power to cover flooded in order for giant prothe annual energy consump- jects to store huge amounts tion of the site. Not too bad of water. Run-of-river projects when you consider its 38 lifts, are smaller and, without any 17 restaurants, snow-making storage, are at the mercy of the machines and other buildings flow of river. This means more and services. variability in the electricity outGamache has a patient, put, but fewer environmental fatherly tone as he goes over impacts. how it works. It turns out that Compared to a large hydro run-of-river doesn’t involve dam, the impacts tend to be micro-propellers in streams at much lower, and these projects all. Not even close. produce nearly no greenhouse You divert a portion of a river, gas emissions. But no type of stream or creek that has a lot of energy development is without elevation change, into a pipe impacts. called a penstock. You run that Perhaps the biggest potential pipe several kilometers downhill impact is that these projects are to a power house where, with an typically constructed in remote, assist from gravity, you use the mountainous and ecologicallyforce of the water to spin a tur- diverse areas. Roads must be bine and generate electricity. At cut, power lines strung and the Fitzsimmons Creek there is a aquatic environment between 250-meter elevation change and the top and bottom of the proit travels 3.5 kilometres, which ject can be affected. is enough to bring the water up In January, a report in the to 350 psi. Toronto Globe and Mail found Run-of-river is growing fast over 700 water-use and reportin British Columbia. There are ing violations at 16 B.C. run-


of-river facilities in 2010 alone. “Just under half of the 749 violations dealt with improper water use, including increasing or decreasing water flow too quickly – also known as “ramping” – which can strand or kill fish,” says the report. Fitzsimmons Creek had 25 violations in 2010, the fifth highest. According to Bas Brusche of Innergex, rainbow trout were not found in Fitzsimmons Creek until after construction started. The fix required changes. “We redesigned the intakes, tagged all of the fish and now we have a five-year fish monitoring program,” says Bruche. By 2012 he says there were only three minor 0.4 per cent flow change violations and one was due to lighting. This isn’t to say that runof-river hydro is bad, but it is important to discuss its impacts. In a comparison of several common electricity generation technologies by the Ontario Power Authority, runof-river was found to have the lowest environmental impact by far. Run-of-river projects have also been developed in remote First Nations communities like the Douglas First Nation. The community now gets reliable electricity and the economic development opportunities that come with it. Run-of-river starts to look pretty good if the alternative is diesel generators. Planning and construction are underway for 67 more runof-river projects in the province alone. The government of B.C. faces protests over its controversial Site C project, a massive 1110 megawatt hydro dam in the Peace River area. Runof-river offers a human scale, lower impact solution when it’s done well. Troy Media columnist David Dodge is the host and producer of Green Energy Futures, a multi-media series presented at

Canada going backwards on info access

An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator How’s this for irony? The Centre for Law and Democracy, partnering with the Spanishbased Access to Info Europe, recently rated Canada a dismal 55th in the world for upholding freedom of information. That puts us behind Colombia and Mongolia. Not to worry, says Ottawa. The report is wrong, doesn’t use appropriate comparable factors and in fact the Harper government has a sterling record for openness. So where’s the irony? It’s here: We only know what the

federal government said in its rebuttal thanks to Canadian Press having made an Access to Information request last September. It took from then until now just to find out the government’s response to its rating. In other words, the report’s conclusion is pretty much validated by the government’s defensive and secretive reaction to that conclusion. This country is regressing when it comes to Access to Information. And that regression is speeding up under the Harper government, which is obsessive about information

command and control. It’s not healthy, it’s out-of-step with the rest of the progressive world, yet the government shows no signs of changing. Apparently, Mongolia and Colombia shouldn’t be worried.

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OBITUARIES LESERGENT, MICKEY (MELAINE) — of Warfield passed away suddenly on February 23, 2013. Mickey was born on July 21, 1949 in Rossland, BC. He worked at Trail Roofing as a metal fabricator but in his spare time enjoyed wood working. Mickey especially loved working on cars with his son Jason and spending many hours playing with his grandson Conner, the “apple of his eye.” Mickey is survived by his loving wife Marie of 32 years; son Jason (Danna); grandson Conner; daughter Rachel and children; mother Marjorie (Brian); sisters Linda (Andre), Laureen (Ken); brother Ken (Jodi) and nieces and nephews. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Mickey’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www. At Mickey’s request there will not be a service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at *** CHIOCCARELLO, LUCIANO (LOU) — It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Luciano (Lou) Chioccarello on January 20, 2013 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody, B.C. after battling brain cancer with the utmost courage, grace and acceptance. He is predeceased by his parents, Ida and Lionello Chioccarello, uncle, Luigi Chioccarello and aunts, Imelda, Irene and Caterina Ruaro. He is survived by his devoted wife of 21 years Angela (Capalbo) , sisters Rossella Norman (Per) Betty Chioccarello (Edward Jones), brother-in-law, Louis Capalbo, nephews, nieces and cousins. Luciano was born in Kitimat, B.C. on August 16, 1962. He grew up there enjoying many happy times with family and friends. He led an active life participating in hockey, soccer, weight-lifting and many outdoor recreational pursuits. He also developed a keen interest in Formula One racing and after graduating from high school, he attended racing school in Montreal and California. Unfortunately, he soon realized this was a sport for

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the wealthy and he redirected his focus to studying Civil and Structural Engineering Technology at BCIT. After completing the program, he worked various jobs in Vancouver, and eventually headed back to Kitimat to work for a local engineering firm and later the District of Kitimat. It is during this time that he met his wife, Angela, who was teaching there and they were married back in Trail in July, 1991. They spent several more years in Kitimat before relocating to Trail in September, 2000. Luciano accepted the position of Roads and Grounds Superintendent for the City of Trail. He was respected for his integrity and easygoing nature. Luciano’s love of the outdoors developed into a passion for mountain climbing, including rock and ice climbing, and ski-touring. He was a member of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club and Alpine Club of Canada, but often preferred to climb alone, enjoying the solitude of the mountains. He climbed many peaks in the Kootenays, Purcells, Selkirks and Rockies, as well as some near his family’s hometown in Italy. He lived his life with an adventurous spirit, brightened a room with his smile, and shone God’s light through his beautiful, loving eyes. He had many more dreams to fulfill and challenging peaks to summit. Know that you will be forever in our hearts. The family would like to thank Dr. Scotland, the nurses in oncology, as well as the staff, medical team and volunteers at Crossroads Hospice for their kindness and compassionate care. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated with Father Maciej Wos at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Burnaby, B.C. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. with Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant. Inurnment to follow at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne St., Suite 301, London, Ontario, N6B 3R9 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills before you will burst into song and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55: 12)

Popular classical pianist passes

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT WORTH, Texas - Van Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status, has died. He was 78. Cliburn died early Wednesday at his Fort Worth home surrounded by loved ones following a battle with bone cancer, said his publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone. Cliburn made what would be his last public appearance in September at the 50th anniversary of the prestigious piano competition named for him. Speaking to the audience in Fort Worth, he saluted the many past contestants, the orchestra and the city. “Never forget: I love you all from the bottom of my heart, forever,” he said to a roaring standing ovation. Cliburn skyrocketed to fame when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at age 23 in 1958, six months after the Soviets’ launch of Sputnik embarrassed the U.S. and propelled the world into the space age. He triumphantly returned to a New York City ticker tape parade - the first ever for a classical musician - and a Time magazine cover proclaimed him “The Texan Who Conquered Russia.” But the win also proved the power of the arts, bringing unity in the midst of strong rivalry. Despite the tension between the nations, Cliburn became a hero to music-loving Soviets who clamoured to see him perform and Premier Nikita Khrushchev reportedly gave the go-ahead for the judges to honour a foreigner: “Is Cliburn the best? Then give him first prize.” In the years that followed, Cliburn’s popularity soared, and the young man from the small east Texas town of Kilgore sold out concerts, caused riots when spotted in public and even prompted an Elvis Presley fan club to change its name to his. His recording of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Russian conductor


Internationally celebrated pianist Van Cliburn, whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early Wednesday at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. Kirill Kondrashin became the first classical album to reach platinum status. Time magazine’s 1958 cover story quoted a friend as saying Cliburn could become “the first man in history to be a Horowitz, Liberace and Presley all rolled into one.” Cliburn performed for royalty, heads of state in Europe, Asia and South America, and for every U.S. president since Harry Truman. “Since we know that classical music is timeless and everlasting, it is precisely the eternal verities inherent in classical music that remain a spiritual beacon for people all over the world,” Cliburn once said. But he also used his skill and fame to help other young musicians through the Van Cliburn International Music Competition. Created by a group of Fort Worth teachers and citizens in 1962, the competition, held every four years, remains a pre-eminent showcase for the world’s top pianists. An amateur contest was added in 1999. “It is a forum for young artists to celebrate the great works of the piano literature and an opportunity to expose their talents to a wide-ranging international audience,” Cliburn said during the 10th competition in 1997. President George W. Bush presented Cliburn with the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the nation’s highest civilian honour - in 2003. In 2004, he received the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I still have lots of friends in Russia,” Cliburn said at the

time. “It’s always a great pleasure to talk to older people in Russia, to hear their anecdotes.” After the death of his father in 1974, Cliburn announced he would soon retire to spend more time with his ailing mother. He stopped touring in 1978. He told The New York Times in 2008 that among other things, touring robbed him of the chance to enjoy opera and other musical performances. “I said to myself, ‘Life is too short.’ I was missing so much,” he said. After winning the competition, he added, “it was thrilling to be wanted. But it was pressure too.” Cliburn emerged from his sabbatical in 1987, when he played at a state dinner at the White House during the historic visit to Washington of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev leapt from his seat to give the pianist a bear-hug and kisses on the cheeks. The 13th Cliburn competition, held in 2009, made history when a blind pianist from Japan, Nobuyuki Tsujii, and a teenager from China, Haochen Zhang, both won gold medals. They were the first winners from any Asian country, and Tsujii was the first blind pianist to win. And it was only the second time there were dual first place winners. Cliburn was born Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr. on July 12, 1934, in Shreveport, La., the son of oilman Harvey Cliburn Sr. and Rildia Bee O’Bryan Cliburn. At age 3, he began studying piano with his mother, herself an accomplished pianist who had studied with a pupil of the great 19th century Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt.

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Kootenay Music Awards salute region’s best By Black Press Kootenay Music Awards are back for a second year of celebrating our homegrown talent. Sponsored by the Nelson Brewing Company, and Black Press, the awards are currently accepting nominations for artists in every genre of music — from punk rock to folk bands and electronic producers. There’s also awards for the year’s best artist, album and song. “If you’re making music in the Kootenays and you have an MP3 you can send us, we want to hear from you,” said Chad Hansen founder and president of the Kootenay Music Awards. A panel of music industry professionals will listen to every submission and shortlist the top four or five entries in each of the 10 categories. Then it will be up to the public to decide with their online votes which artists deserve

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Chad Hansen of the Kootenay Music Awards at last year’s awards banquet. This year’s Kootenay Music Awards are currently seeking nominations. the titles. The winners will be announced at an awards banquet at Nelson’s Spiritbar on May 10. Hansen said the contest provides incredible exposure for the shortlisted artists. “Last year, artists were getting 2,000

unique listens on the tracks up for awards,” he said. “It’s a really great opportunity for an up-and-comer or established artists alike to get exposed to new audiences in all of the communities in the Kootenays.” Last year it was

Fernie’s Shred Kelly that went away with coveted title of Artist of the Year, while Nelson’s The Automation was named best new band. Hansen can’t wait to see who will enter the competition this year. “There’s so much

musical talent in the Kootenays,” he said. “There’s great bands just jamming in their basements or playing for the dinner crowd at local restaurants — we want to dig out those hidden gems.” With the help of Black Press community papers, including the Trail Times, all the performers in the running for an award will be in the spotlight. “The reach of the awards has grown exponentially,” Hansen said. “We’ll be exposing people to artists from Golden to Grand Forks and all the communities in between.” To nominate yourself or someone else for a Kootenay Music Award, go to and click “nominate” in the page banner. Nominations close

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Resignation resonates with truth


y hairstylist asked me what I thought about the pope’s resignation. A lively discussion ensued. Speculation and rumor have been companions to the resignation of Benedict XVI. While Benedict said he was resigning due to a loss of “strength in mind and body”, many believe that the cascade of scandal during his pontificate influenced his decision. Others think that the Curia (the cardinals who help govern the Church) forced Benedict out. Some queried the pontiff’s motives, arguing that with his resignation Benedict would be positioned to influence the selection of his successor. Benedict’s resignation interests me for reasons other louise than the intrigue filtering down from the Vatican through Everyday Theology the media. The text of his announcement takes us beyond innuendo to an essential truth of human experience – our mortality. At some point, the aging process summons us to recognize our diminishments, and begin the process of detachment. Benedict stated, “both strength of mind and body” have “deteriorated in me to the extend that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.” There is a compelling wisdom in this honest admission of decline; beyond the admission, there is the example of resigning one’s self to the realities of aging. In a culture that worships at the altars of youthfulness and physical vitality, it is no small matter to recognize and accept one’s decline. We take measures, like coloring our graying hair, to conceal the visible signs of aging. We balk at using a cane, and refuse to surrender our driver’s license long past the point of prudence. We express our fear of cognitive impairment, laughing at lame jokes about “senior’s moments”. We do not want to admit, let alone accept, our diminishments. This resignation also points to a process of detaching one’s self from worldly things. At the pinnacle of clerical success, with the privileges of a head of state, and the status of a celebrity, Benedict relinquishes some of the most sought after signs of success in the world - power, authority, privilege and fame. In our consumer society, where the accumulation of wealth, material possessions and the good opinion of others has become a virtue, this resignation reminds us that we go out of the world the same way we came into it – with nothing. In stating his wish to serve the Church “through a life dedicated to prayer”, Benedict moves from an active lifestyle to a more passive, yet no less vital, way of being. While the movement from action to passion accompanies profound change at any stage in life, at an advanced age it helps us to reflect on our mortality, and to prepare for our dying. My intention in this column has not been to venerate or defend Benedict XVI. While I have not been a fan of the conservative direction of the Church under this pontiff, and the scandals grieve me, Benedict’s resignation resonates with truth, and deserves my respect. Whether or not the speculation and rumor have any basis, the truth, symbolized in this resignation, is that eventually we have to accept our graying hair.


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Young athletic prodigies don’t come around very often. It’s rarer still to find such an athlete emerge in Greater Trail, and not perhaps where you’d expect him or her to excel - on a field or hockey rink - but in a pool. Not even a teenager yet, Dylan Kormendy is a shy but precocious nineyear-old boy who just happens to be one of the best swimmers in the world for his age. The Fruitvale native is by all accounts at the very onset of what is shaping up to be a brilliant competitive swimming career. “He is the greatest natural talent I have come across in my entire career and also has an uncanny work ethic,” said Greater Trail Swim Club coach Cody Flegel who swam for the national team and the University of Victoria. Dylan will be swimming with the Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) at the SwimBC AAA SC age group championships in Victoria this weekend and is beginning to draw attention from swimming pools across North America and JIM BAILEY PHOTO abroad, as he continues to set records Greater Trail Swim Club’s Dylan Kormendy has taken the swim world by storm as he and win medals against much older gets set to compete with the club at the Swim B.C. AAA SC age group championswimmers. ship in Victoria this weekend. Indeed, Dylan will be making history as the youngest swimmer to compete at and achieves personal bests almost every his own age so he can just have fun,” the meet. time he enters the pool. added Flegel. “We’re just trying to take “Triple A’s is comprised of the best “All we think about is two things: try it day-by-day, and meet-by-meet and just 750 swimmers in B.C. and he (Dylan) to go best times, and try to stick to our have lots of fun.” is the only nine year old in the entire race plan,” said Flegel. “So we’ve decided Dylan looks to qualify for the nationmeet,” explained Flegel. “His category is as long as we can go a bit faster than last als in Montreal this summer and has for 11 and under. Almost all of the kids time than we’ll get better and better, but been invited to Australia to train with he will be racing against will be at least you can’t control what other people do, Canadian breaststroke champion and 11 with a very few 10 year olds who are so that’s what makes him so good. He’d former two-time Olympian Morgan soon turning 11.” rather swim a good race than win.” Knabe in August, followed by a meet After winning three Kormendy and most of the against the best 10-year-old swimmers gold and two silver at the GTSC team qualified for the in the world. “He’s the B.C. Summer Swimming AAA meet based on performIn the long term, the young swimgreatest Association provincials in ances at four SwimCanada ming phenom has his sights already set August, Kormendy took his meets: the KAJ Fall Classic, on the 2020 Olympics, and by then who natural talent craft to the next level, joinMJB Law Classic, Penticton knows? Michael Phelps’ record of eight ing the Greater Trail Swim I’ve come across Ironman Pentathlon, and the gold medals in one Olympics just might in my entire team, a newly formed winKAJ Snowfest in Kamloops last be in jeopardy. ter club, under the tutelage month. career...” of coach Flegel. Dylan not only qualified for Greater Trail Swim Club CODY FLEGEL The club trains extenseven of the U11 age group Dylan Kormendy sively, just coming off a races, he laid down the best Performance rankings grueling two weeks where times in Canada for his age Swim PB National they swam 120 kilometres (4,800 laps) to in seven events, two of which were also Event Time Ranking increase endurance, then trained lightly world-best marks. His 400 Individual 200 free 2:41.6 3 for two weeks to renew their strength Medley time was almost 20 seconds 800 free 12:17.44 1 before entering the AAA meet. faster than the next best swim in Canada. 50 back 38.41 4 It’s what sets Dylan apart from other “There has been great athletes out of swimmers. He has excellent training Trail, the Home of Champions . . . so as 100 back 1:22.13 2 habits, picture-perfect technique, and great as some of them are, I don’t know 200 back 2:57.43 3 phenomenal stamina for his age. how many you can say were number one 50 breast 43.6 1 “A lot of these kids are physically in the country, and I know you can’t 100 breast 1:33.2 1 bigger and stronger so for the shorter say they were number one in the entire 200 breast 3:15.55 1 races it’s tough because they can muscle world,” said Flegel. 50 fly 38.12 4 it, but in the longer ones his technique Dylan doesn’t mind the fact that most is so good and he trains so hard, his of his fellow competitors are older, taller, 100 fly 1:23.65 2 conditioning, he is able to beat them,” and perhaps stronger, he says he thrives 200 fly 3:18.02 1 said Flegel. on the competition, the training, and as 100 IM 1:26.25 2 The strategy and training has paid off his coach stresses - having fun. 200 IM 2:55.78 1 as Dylan knocked 10 seconds off many “Sometimes he races up and races 400 IM 6:19.23 1 of his longer swims since last season, older people and sometimes he’ll race

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Crowe drops first match BY TIMES STAFF The J. L. Crowe high school curling team lost its first match at the provincial curling championship Thursday, coming up short against Smithers Secondary 7-4 at the Kamloops Curling Club. Smithers jumped out to a 3-1 lead with a steal in the fifth end, but the Crowe team made up of skip Kelvin Harper, third Justion Umpherville, second Tyler Simpson, and lead Nathan McFadden, scored three in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead. However, the Smithers foursome replied scoring a devastating four points in the seventh for a 7-4 win. Crowe also played Valleyview Secondary School Thursday afternoon, and Frances Kelsey Secondary Thursday evening but scores were unavailable at press time. The team will play seven games between now and Saturday with the school with the best record being crowned provincial champion. On the high school girls side, Alysha Buchy’s Kimberley rink gave up two in the final end to lose a crushing 7-6 decision to Mount Elizabeth Secondary out of Kamloops.


Roller girls take in Smokies game BY TIMES CONTRIBUTOR

The newly formed Rossland Trail Roller Girls will make their first appearance in Trail on Saturday at the Trail Memorial Centre during the Trail Smoke Eaters game. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m., but the local roller derby team will be geared up when the doors open at 6:45, displaying their new team logo and creating awareness of what is arguably, the fastest growing women’s sport in the world. The Rossland Trail team is comprised of the former Gnarlie’s Angels from Rossland and the Bad News Betties from Trail. The team plays in the West Kootenay Roller Derby League, competing against Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, the Killjoys from Nelson, the Valley Vendettas from Slocan and Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers. Roller Derby is a full

contact women’s sport played by two teams of five, roller skating around an oval track. Each game or “bout” is divided into 2 minute segments in which each team selects a “jammer”, whose role is to score points by passing members of the opposition. Playing offense and defence simultaneously, the remaining players on the track try help their jammer through the pack while preventing the opposing jammer from scoring. Modern Roller Derby is honest, hard hitting action, making it a fully legitimate sport under consideration for the 2020 Olympics. The Rossland Trail Roller Girls season opener is on Apr. 13 at the Rossland Arena against the Nelson KillJoys. Go to to stay up-to-date on the action.

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Brier ready to throw rocks (he currently shares the record of four with Randy Ferbey and Ernie Richardson) in addition to becoming the first skip to win Brier titles in three different decades. But Martin will be pushed hard on home ice. Also in the field is defending Brier and world champion Glenn Howard of Ontario, who’ll be making his record 15th Brier appearance; he’d shared the record of 14 with his older brother Russ. Howard, third Wayne Middaugh, second Brent Laing and lead Craig Savill, from the Coldwater and District Curling Club, will be trying to earn back-to-back Brier titles for Ontario for the first time in that province’s history. Also in the field is 2011 Brier and world champion Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg, who is representing Manitoba for the 10th time. Stoughton, third Jon Mead and second Reid Carruthers are back from that

2011 team, while lead Mark Nichols is making his Brier debut for Manitoba, although he’s hardly a rookie. Gushue, the 2006 Olympic gold-medallist, is back for his 10th trip to the Brier with his team from St. John’s, while 2006 Brier champion JeanMichel Ménard of Quebec is another experienced skip who’ll contend for a spot in the fourteam playoff round with his Saint-Romuald quartet. The field is rounded out by B.C.’s Andrew Bilesky of New Westminster, Saskatchewan’s Brock Virtue, Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs, Nova Scotia’s Paul Flemming, New Brunswick’s James Grattan, Prince Edward Island’s Eddie MacKenzie and the Northwest Territories/Yukon’s Jamie Koe. The opening draw of the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier is set for 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday. Go to for draw information.

Jorgenson mounts epic comeback By Times Contributor A stunning and highly improbable comeback highlighted Men’s Retiree curling action at the Trail Curling Club Monday. Brett Rakuson jumped out of the hack to a 7-1 lead after three ends over the front-running Frank Jorgensen rink, but what looked to be a blowout turned into a slow burn. Jorgenson scored a big five in the fourth end to make a game of it 7-6, then played a tight game down to the last rock, when he made his final shot to win the game 10-9. Cal McKerracher faced Lefty Gould in a game that featured a busy house in almost every end. It also came down to the final stone in the last end, and McKerracher made his final shot, a tap back on Lefty’s shot rock to sit two and win the game 8-6. Primo Secco and Serge Pasquali faced off in a one-sided game for the first three ends. With the Secco rink up by six, the Pasquali rink faced an uphill battle, but over the next three ends they scored five to narrow the gap to one. In the seventh end the Secco foursome scored four to jump to a commanding five point lead. It was then a matter of running the Pasquali rink

out of rocks to make the final 10 - 6. The Dan Horan team broke the tie with a steal of four in the sixth against the Coke Koyanagi rink. Koyanagi pressed but could not duplicate Horan’s steal, as he was run out in the ninth with the score 9 - 4 for Horan. Up 3-2, the Cliff Tyson side scored three in the fourth and stole singles in the fifth and sixth ends to take a commanding 8-2 lead over the Clare Coleman foursome to coast to an 8-4 victory. After winning the first two draws Tyson finds himself in unfamiliar territory picking up just his second win in seven games. Harvey Handley stole singles in the first and second ends against the Tom Hall foursome, but Hall replied with a score of three to jump ahead. The Hall side counted four in the fifth, then stole two in the sixth to take a commanding 9-3 lead on their way to cementing a 9 -5 victory.

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Pride Gym’s Nahum Colwell won gold in the U12 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Okanagan Winter Classic in the non-Gi event, and won silver (above) with Gi. Nahum’s brother, 10-year-old Isaiah (above right), also made the podium winning bronze in the U12. The Classic hosted over 300 competitors from Alberta and B.C. The Colwells will be competing in the Tiger Balm International Competition in Vancouver on Mar. 15 to qualify for the worlds in Ireland.

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Canadian Press EDMONTON: One of the most experienced and accomplished fields in the history of the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship opens play on Saturday at Rexall Place in Edmonton in the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier. Olympic champions, world champions and Canadian champions are part of the field that will battle for the right to wear the Maple Leaf at the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, beginning on Mar. 30 in Victoria. Heading the field will be hometown favourite Kevin Martin and his team from the Saville Centre. Joined by teammates third John Morris, second Marc Kennedy and lead Ben Hebert — the same team that captured gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver — Martin will be chasing history, seeking to become the first skip to win five Brier titles

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appy St. points from their David’s Day! five final games, to all with they win. That is Welsh blood highly unlikely and those who care given Salmon Arm’s about them. rough road schedSaturday night was ule. If the Smokies among the most excitcan get four points ing nights at Cominco out of their last Arena in a very long three games - which DAVE time, and the roar is possible - they resulting from the could, against all overtime winner for odds and prognosSports ‘n’ Things Trail was the loudest tications, get into noise at a local hockey a playoff round in game - despite the sparse crowd - in which recent results suggest they equally as long. would have a chance at success. And yet, this Saturday has the If, ands, and buts, I know, but potential to be a more exciting bumpy rides are the most enternight in and around the Home of taining. Even relatively poor seaChampions sons, like the Smokies’ this year, Depending on the results from can turn on small things. Friday, there may be two intense Consider this: in mid-Januand pressure-packed games in the ary the Smoke Eaters played the area. Silverbacks in a home and home The Beaver Valley Nitehawks everyone knew could be crucial and might be playing a game seven picked up a single point to Salmon playoff tilt against fierce rival Arm’s four in losing in regulation Nelson Leafs at the Hawks’ Nest and overtime. A split, even the at the same time that the Trail extra overtime point Trail did not Smoke Eaters continue fighting for get, would have seen the Smokies their post-season lives against the in very good position right now, Penticton Vees, who are themselves with a standings lead and the first in a battle for first place in the tiebreaker sewn up. Just one point interior division, at Cominco Arena. gained by Trail and lost by Salmon So, forget the crumbling Arm that weekend may end up Canucks and get out to a local making all the difference at the end rink and have some fun. If the of a six-plus month season. Nitehawks/Leafs series is over, But, that season may still be make your way to downtown Trail there to be salvaged with a bit of - where the Smokies have been put- luck and the Smoke Eaters have ting on a good show for a couple of been so much fun to watch of late weeks now. it will be a bummer if it all ends The permutations and potenti- Mar. 10. alities within the fourth-place fight So much fun, in fact, that they between Trail and Salmon Arm are deserve a good turnout Saturday myriad. night, however dire their post-seaIf the Silverbacks produce eight son chances.


THE 29TH ANNUAL Black Jack Loppet

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Young free-throw shooters from across the region stepped up to the foul line at the Knights of Columbus’ Free Throw championship Saturday. The top shooters were (from left) Wyatt Soukeroff, 13, J.L. Crowe, Melanie Simister, 12, St. Michaels, Macy Verigin, 10, Fruitvale, Hannah Kroeker, 13, Rossland, Megan Stanley, 11, Rossland, Connor Berno, 10, St. Michael’s, Antonio Pasqualotto, 11, St. Michael’s, Conner Seib, 12, St. Michael’s, and Bill Hanlon K of C youth director.


49er QB going to Kansas City THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter. And he hoped to get that chance again. Now, he appears to have it. The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire Smith from the 49ers in the first major acquisition since Andy Reid took over as the team’s new coach in early January, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday.


The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot become official until March 12, when the NFL’s new business year begins. Another person familiar with the swap said the 49ers will get a second-round pick in April’s draft, No. 34 overall, and a conditional pick in the 2014 draft. After spending his first eight up-and-down years with the 49ers, Smith will get a welcome new start. The Chiefs will get the proven play-caller they hope can help turn things around under a new coach much the way Smith did under Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco. “You never know when your opportunity’s going to come,” Smith said late in the season. “The good ones are ready when

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Kidney health can make a difference in quality of life Mailbox

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and proper treatment can slow the progress. My battle with kidney disease has turned me into a fitness guru and an advocate for kidney patients. I now do something active every day. By following a careful diet and working closely with my doctors to manage my high blood pressure, I have been able to prevent further damage. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude can affect your medical prognosis in the best possible way. I can attest to it. Will you please encourage your readers to get their kidneys checked? March is National Kidney Month and March 14th

Foundation website for more information. Dear Annie: Now that I’m part of the over-50 crowd, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to read the expiration dates on goods, even with my reading glasses on. Particularly troublesome are the expiration dates that are at the bottom of a white box where the numbers are indented and also in white. The manufacturers would do us baby boomers a great favor by marking the expiration dates in an easyto-read location, preferably in black ink with larger letters and numbers. If we can see them, we will replace them more readily when they expire, which would be a boon for business, as well. -- Maryanne Dear Maryanne: You’ve made an excellent argument, and we hope it wins over the product manufacturers. We’re on your side. Dear Annie:

“Faithful Wife” said her husband of 44 years was showing some intense behaviors around an old flame, spending $12,000 on a facelift and accusing his wife of lesbianism. If these behaviors are a continuation or exacerbation of old

behaviors, I am right with you on your advice. But if they are changes from a man who used to be reasonably “normal,” then I would suspect frontotemporal dementia, of which these sorts of socially disruptive disinhibitions are classic

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is World Kidney Day. The National Kidney Foundation is urging Americans to learn about risk factors and get their kidneys checked with a simple urine and blood test. For more information on these tests and staying healthy, and for a schedule of free kidney health screenings across the country, please suggest that your readers visit the National Kidney Foundation at kidney. org. -- Leslie Field, Bradbury, Calif. Dear Leslie Field: Thank you for reminding our readers how important it is to get regular checkups to make sure their systems are running smoothly. More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don’t know it. People often don’t consider their kidney health, yet it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of one’s life. We hope our readers will check the National Kidney

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Dear Annie: I was just 18 years old when a routine doctor’s visit exposed off-the-chart high blood pressure and landed me in the emergency room. As a carefree teen in my first year of college, I felt healthy and assumed it couldn’t possibly be anything more than a little stress. Even the ER doctor took a look at me and said he was sure there couldn’t be anything wrong. Imagine the shock when the blood tests showed I had stagefour kidney disease. I was dangerously close to needing dialysis or a kidney transplant, but I had no clue that I’d been suffering from a silent killer. Kidney disease often goes undetected because symptoms may not appear until the kidneys are actually failing. One in three American adults is at risk due to high blood pressure or diabetes, two of the leading causes. The good news is that early detection


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, March 2, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Things seem to be intense today. Don’t worry. In part this is because you might draw intense people to you, or intense circumstances. You also might be concerned about shared property. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Personal relationships are your primary focus today, because the Moon is directly opposite from you. These people seem very important. Conflicts can be emotional -well, who is surprised? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Guard against feeling too critical of others today, because it’s easy to fall into this trap. It even might be subconscious. Remember that we all put our pants on one leg at a time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a romantic day for you. Relationships with others, especially females, might

be important. You feel especially nurturing toward others. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Seek out private time at home if you can, because you need to contemplate your navel. Childhood memories are at hand. Discussions with a female relative could be significant. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) When talking to others today, you don’t want superficial chitchat. You’re more concerned with a gut level of communication. You want the straight goods. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It’s easy to identify with what you own and even with what you earn today. You’ll also find enjoyment by being surrounded by the familiar things that you own. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Today the Moon is in your sign, which makes you a bit more emotional than usual. It’s quite all right to be con-

cerned about yourself. You’re allowed. (It’s only two days every month.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Work alone or behind the scenes today, and you will feel best. In a way, you feel like hiding -- not because you’re antisocial, but because you need some quiet time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Female friends will be supportive and helpful today.

Share your hopes and dreams for the future with others to see what their feedback is. It might help you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Private aspects of your personal life might be made public today. In fact, bosses and VIPs could be privy to this information. Be careful. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Try to do something different today, because you want

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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 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

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The family of the late

Leslie Barta would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all your acts of kindness and condolence during our time of sorrow. Thank you for all your comforting words, hugs, phone calls, emails, cards, floral and fruit baskets and memorial donations. Special thanks to Dr. Behrens, Dr. McCoid and all other doctors, nurses, paramedics and health care staff who cared for Dad through the years; the members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #11 for their tremendous respect for Dad during his membership and funeral service; Neil Jarvie and Keith Edmondson for their participation in the service; the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for the delicious lunch; the pallbearers at the the Legion and cemetery; Jordan Wren and staff at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services; and thank you to all who came and paid their respects to our Dad and celebrated his life with us. Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated and will never be forgotten.

The Barta and Geick families

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Company Drivers Excellent pay • B-train & dry bulk experience preferred • Safety equipment Safety bonus • FAST card required Please send your resume to: Mark Davy, Fax: 403-265-8475 E-mail: Phone: 866-487-4622

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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 and 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 and are committed to maintaining our responsible position within the community and being our customers’ preferred supplier of choice.



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Alexander Robert Daniel March is thrilled to announce the birth of his baby brother

Born to Michelle and Richard March on January 22, 2013, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz. Proud grandparents are Bepi & Silvia Bertuzzi of Trail and Hal & Marion Kumka of Trail.

We are in need of a Relief Shift Safety Coordinator for our Safety Resources Department. The successful candidate will have a minimum of: • Industrial Emergency Response Experience (Confined Space Rescue, Spill Response and Emergency Procedures) • OFA Level 3 • Level 1 Fire Fighter • Working knowledge of sprinkler and alarm systems • Industrial Work Experience • Ability to work a 12 hour shift schedule. Please submit your resume to: by March 15, 2013. We thank all applicants; only those whose candidacy best suits our needs will be contacted.

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Help Wanted

Food Products

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Motivated & Enthusiastic Certified Dental Assistant Required for busy practice. Experience an asset. Resumes accepted: 201-402 Baker St, Nelson fax: 250-352-2275


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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Resident Manager for 20 unit Silver Star Motel,Vernon Fax 250-545-3859 email silverstar **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information


Maple Ridge shop req. full time Fitter/Fabricator with specific pressure vessel/heat exchanger experience. Can interpret shop dwgs is well versed in layout, fitting and tacking of pressure vessel tube and shell heat exchangers & tanks w/minimum supervision. Competitive Salary, with Benefits Including Pension. Please e-mail resume


Financial Services

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

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

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

Garden & Lawn

Kootenay Outdoor Living *Aerating, Lawn Dethatching, Pruning *Spring Tune-up *Tool Rentals *Gravel & Landscape Supplies 2910 Highway Drive, Trail 250-368-5552

Household Services

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

Misc Services

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

Pets & Livestock

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

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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

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

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 OAK DINING SET w/6 chairs, buffet and hutch. $600. OBO; Exercise bike; 2000 Honda Accord, 67K. 250-368-8815 SMALL two inch Gold Dredge $550 as is. Concentrating bowl for fine gold $75. Mercury retort pot $75. 250-357-2087. SNOWBLOWER, 24”, 2stage, portable air conditioner, large computer desk with file drawers. Ph. 250-368-3933 TWO TICKETS to “Smokey Robinson” @ Northern Quest Casino, March 10th, 7:30pm. Ph 250-364-1671

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

Real Estate Commercial/ Industrial Property LEASE OPPORTUNITIES, 3200sq.ft., nicely finished +ample parking, central location. Best use meetings and events, offices, studio, daycare, kitchen possibilities, etc. 250-368-1312

Houses For Sale 1978 14x68, 2bd.w/addition mobile home in Fruitvale. F/S,W/D.Must be moved. $18,000. OBO. 250-367-6054 ROSSLAND BRAND new, 4bdrm. European heating, very energy efficient. $430,000. 250-362-7716 or

Homes Wanted WANTED IN ROSSLAND: HOUSE or CONDO To Rent or Buy for June 1st. Can commit to Long term lease of 1-2 years, minimum 3 bedroom with yard. Upper Rossland or Red Mtn. Resort area preferred. We are a family with behaved outdoor dog & cat. Professional couple with steady income and children. Please call 250-362-7681 evenings & weekends or 250-231-2174 daytime. Monika



FAMILY MILK COW for sale; very gentle; only 4 years old. Good quality Hereford/Angus bull 2 1/2 yrs old. 250-428-6264

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791

FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN A19

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail


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Sat. March 2 • 12 - 2pm 72 Juniper Ave, Fruitvale $234,000 Y NN E SUREAG AC


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Waneta $479,000


Route 380 26 papers Galloway Rd, Green Rd, Mill Rd Route 369 22 papers Birch Ave, Johnson Rd, Redwood Dr Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 28 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 381 9 papers Coughlin Rd Route 370 22 papers 2nd St, Hwy 3B, Hillcrest, Mountain St

Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

Castlegar Route 311 6 papers 9th Ave & Southridge Dr Route 312 15 papers 10th & 9th Ave Route 314 12 papers 4th, 5th, & 6th Ave Route 321 10 papers Columbia & Hunter’s Place

Genelle Route 302 8 papers 12th Ave, 15th Ave Route 303 15 papers 12th Ave, 2nd St, Grandview Pl

Rossland Route 403 12 papers Cook Ave, Irwin Ave, St Paul & Thompson Ave Route 406 15 papers Cooke Ave & Kootenay Ave Route 414 18 papers Thompson Ave,Victoria Ave Route 416 10 papers 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, Elmore St, Paul S Route 420 17 papers 1st, 3rd Kootenay Ave, Leroi Ave Route 421 9 papers Davis & Spokane St Route 422 8 papers 3rd Ave, Jubliee St, Queen St & St. Paul St. Route 424 9 papers Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, Plewman Way Route 434 7 papers 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Turner Ave


Fruitvale $259,900


East Trail $159,000


East Trail $169,000



Montrose $185,000


Warfield $588,000 ES CR 9 AOME 6 . 3 +H


For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for ALL ages. Fruitvale




Park Siding $139,000

The deadline for applications is March 11, 2013.


Sunningdale $299,500


Rossland to Salmo $17,500 - 179,500




Waneta $575,000






Warfield $74,900


Fruitvale $549,000 W NE


Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook, BC has an opportunity for an established business professional to further their career as General Manager. The GM is responsible for the broad roles of Community Futures, including the management of the loans portfolio, overseeing the effective administration and delivery of the various programs offered, and promoting economic development within the East Kootenay region of BC. CFEK offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. For more information about this rewarding position, see the full job description on our website:


Fruitvale $299,500



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Salmo $239,500



Fruitvale $479,000


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Montrose $319,900 LE AB RD O F AF


Glenmerry $299,000


Trail $159,000

Montrose Route 341 27 papers 10th Ave, 8th Ave, 9th Ave Route 342 11 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave Route 348 21 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206




Annable $159,900

Sunningdale $339,000

Fruitvale $234,900

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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


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Homes for Rent


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 E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat, hot water & cable incl. $675/mo 250-362-3316 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

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

Homes for Rent

E.TRAIL, 2bd. near Safeway, fenced yard. $800./mo +utilities. 250-362-3316 E.TRAIL, 4bdrm., garage, fireplace, 4-appls. $900./mo. 250521-0294 after 5pm. Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, Addition, in Thrums, No dogs over 15 # 250-359-7178, 250-304-9273

Houses For Sale

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



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Seasonal Acommodation $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.

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Sex and the Kitty

Suites, Lower

A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

Castlegar clean, bright spacious 1 Bdrm ground level basement studio suite, partly furnished, convenient central location, N/S, N/P, shared laundry, $750/mth includes utilities, WIFI & Satellite TV Days 250-304-5289, evening 365-0620, Avail Immediately CASTLEGAR South 1 Bdrm Suite, Basement lrg kitchen/dining room, Avail Immed, $750/mth incl Utilities internet, 250-304-7490 DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals DL# 7557

Houses For Sale

1BDR COMFORTABLE SHOREACRES COTTAGE: Suitable for 1 person, ns/np, available immediately, $550/mo. +utilities. 2 BDR GROUND FLOOR, TRAIL: Updated, quiet, $650/mo. +utilities, Seniors Discount, close to downtown. BRAN2 BDR WALKOUT BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: 1 yr old, 5 appliances, galley maple kitchen, laminate throughout, $900/ mo. +utilities. Jan. 15 or Feb. 1, ns/np, references required. D NEW RIVERVIEW HOUSE: Granite, timber, cedar, WINTER SPECIAL $299,000. , 2 BDR HOUSE WITH GARAGE: 75x110’ lot, zoned commercial, 2 blocks from downtown Kaslo, $199,000. Call 250-353-2595. 906 CEDAR AVE, SALMO: 3bdr, 1.5 bathrooms, double wide modular, 60x120 lot, paved driveway, 2 car carport, f/s, w/d included, natural gas furnace, central air, storage shed, partially fenced yard, $140,000. FAMILY REUNIONS. 50 acre ranch in Southern Oregon. Sleeps 26, all in beds. Check Listing #. Fish/hike/raft/hunt. Near Crater Lake. GRANDVIEW HOUSING STRATA DUPLEX: 105-4200 Grandview Dr, Castlegar. To view contact Elmer Verigin

Real Estate SOUTH CASTLEGAR, $159,000: Cozy, renovated, 2bdr house, large lot, f/s, w/d, woodstove/electric, carport, deck, 24hrs to view. *MORTGAGES - GOOD OR BAD CREDIT: Purchases/Renances, 100% Financing, Debt consolidations, Construction, renos, Private Funds. Rates as low as 2.20% oac. Call Krista, 2652SQ.FT. EXECUTIVE HOME: Overlooking the Columbia River on a quiet street in Castlegar. Priced to sell at $349,000. BRAND NEW RIVERVIEW HOUSE: Granite, timber, cedar, WINTER SPECIAL $299,000. , ESTATE SALE: Cozy 4 bdr, 2 bath, Panabode home on approximately 1 acre in Kaslo, excellent condition, very clean and sound, 2 sunrooms, 2 pellet stoves, main oor laundry, paved driveway, walk out basement, $219,000. FSBO, 2BDR 1.5 BATH, ON HALF ACRE, WINLAW: Near all amenities, for more info

Rentals ROBSON (CASTLEGAR) RIVER FRONT: 1 bdr, semi-furnished private suite, $650/mo. utilities included. WEST TRAIL APARTMENTS: 1bdr & 2bdr, ns, shared laundry, newly renovated, rent negotiable. 1 BDR NEWLY RENOVATED: Riverfront, basement suite, downtown Castlegar, f/s, w/d, dw, ns/np, $700/mo. +utilities (or furnished & serviced, $1600/mo.), available Mar. 1. Stacey

1 BDR WITH DEN: Lots of light in quiet house, laundry/utilities included, South-end, Castlegar, $650/mo. 1BDR BASEMENT APARTMENT, CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, available Feb. 1, $550/ mo. utilities included. 1BDR COMFORTABLE SHOREACRES COTTAGE: Suitable for 1 person, ns/np, available immediately, $550/mo. +utilities. 2 BDR GROUND FLOOR, TRAIL: Updated, quiet, $650/mo. +utilities, Seniors Discount, close to downtown. 2 BDR WALKOUT BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: 1 yr old, 5 appliances, galley maple kitchen, laminate throughout, $900/ mo. +utilities. Jan. 15 or Feb. 1, ns/np, references required.

For Sale By Owner 2-3 BDR HOUSE,YMIR: F/s, w/d, dw, wood/electric heat, hi-speed/satTV, Feb.1, $800/mo.+utilities. 2BDR BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: W/d, np, references, $650/mo. +utilities. 2ND AVE, TRAIL: 1bdr suite, ns, quiet working adult, laundry, garage, utilities included, available now, $750/mo. 3 BDR HOUSE: On 2nd, Trail, close to Gyro, available Jan. 1st, ns, $800/mo.+negotiable. 3 BDR ROSSLAND HOME: All appliances, replace, enclosed garage, $950/mo. 3BDR MOBILE, KRESTOVA: On acreage, wood & electric, w/d, ns/np. 3BDR TOWNHOUSE, GLENMERRY: Clean, appliances, furnished, laminate oors, carport, rec room, municipal parking in rear, $1000/mo. +utilities. 6 MILE, NORTH SHORE, NELSON: 2 bdr, for mature adults, ns/np, $900/mo. +utilities, references. BACHELOR SUITE IN BALFOUR: All utilities included $600/mo. BEAUTIFUL 4BDR, THRUMS: Acreage, 2.5 baths, ns/np, references required, mature/ responsible, Jan. 1, $1500/mo. +utilities. CASTLEGAR 1 BDR +DEN BASEMENT SUITE: Walk-out, on bus route, ns/np, $675/ mo. inclusive. CASTLEGAR AREA 2 BDR MOBILE: Ns/np, $800/mo. +utilities. CUTE 3BDR FURNISHED TRAIL HOME: C/w dishes, cookware, bedding, BBQ, zero maintenance yard, ++); $1400/mo. includes 5 high end appliances, utilities, wireless internet, HDPVR, ns/np, references required, available immediately. FOR RENT ON THE EDGE OF KASLO: Small cozy log cabin. Quiet, peaceful, setting suitable for quiet, ns/np, suited for single, responsible person, $600/mo. +utilities. FURNISHED 2 BDR HOME, SOUTH CASTLEGAR: Now available, $850/mo. +utilities.

KASLO, BRIGHT 3BDR 1.5 BATH: F/s, w/d hookups, close to hospital/school, covered deck, internet/cable included, $850/mo. LARGE 1 BDR UPPER DUPLEX, HERITAGE APARTMENT, NELSON: Near downtown, ns, w/d, hardwood oors, clawfoot tub, covered deck, full sunlight, $900/mo.+utilities, available now, references required. LOVELY NELSON APARTMENTS AVAILABLE! Some rent controlled, including water & hydro, references required. NELSON, 3BDR, 2BATH HOME: Airy, close to all amenities, absolutely ns/np, reference required, $1250/mo. +utilities. ROBSON 3BDR HOUSE: Very clean, big yard, near school, church, bus stop, f/s, ns/np, references, $1150/mo. 250-365-2920(msg). ROSEMONT BACHELOR SUITE: Available Feb. 1, ns/np, $650/mo., includes utilities, cable & internet. SLOCAN MOTEL APARTMENTS, $500-$750, fully-furnished, large kitchen units, manager onsite. SMALL 2 BDR HOME, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, w/d, f/s, $825/mo. +utilities, SOUTH CASTLEGAR: Furnished 1bdr +ofce home, available immediately, $800/ mo. +utilities. THRUMS: 3 bdr apartment, $850/mo. +utilities.

Homes For Rent UPPER KASLO, COZY 1 BDR CABIN: Furnished, beautiful view, ns/np, responsible single adult, reference. S. CASTLEGAR 2BDR BASEMENT SUITE: Newly renovated, ns, pets on approval, laundry, references, $725/mo. utilities +internet included. 1BDR BASEMENT SUITE, OOTISCHENIA: Quiet single, No pets or smoking, w/d, $600/ mo. including utilities, D.D.-$300. 1 BDR APT: Balfour, fully-furnished/equipped, lake & mtn view, sun deck, ns/np, $695/ mo. inclusive. 1 BDR SUITE, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, references required, $625/mo. utilities included. 1BDR APARTMENT, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Heat/hydro included, ns, references, $675/mo. 1BDR BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: Private entrance, backyard, available Feb. 1, shared laundry, ns/np, references. 2 BDR BASEMENT SUITE: Very large & clean, gorgeous lake view, 15 mins from Castlegar, ns/np, $750/mo. includes electric. Travis, 2 BDR MOBILE HOME, 6-MILE, NELSON: Available immediately, ns/np, references, $950/ mo., includes utilities. 2-3 BDR DUPLEX, SALMO: Available immediately, np, f/s, w/d hookups, $700/ mo. +utilities.

2BDR APARTMENT, CASTLEGAR: Bright, spacious, f/s, laundry, close to amenities, ns np, $725/mo. +utilities. 2BDR HOUSE ON 5 ACRES: 5 minutes south of Kaslo. Looking for responsible, clea tenant(s), $650/mo. +utilities. 250-354-1698 3 BDR HOUSE, NELSON: Newly refurbishe perfect for family, close to schools, $1500/ mo. Contact Colleen or Nick, 250-229-2333 or 250-229-4771. 3 BDR MAIN FLOOR HOUSE, CASTLEGAR Nice, updated, 5 appliances, double garage $950/mo. +utilities. 250-365-5896. 3BDR HOUSE, NEWLY RENOVATED: With large yard, Slocan City, available Jan. 1, $90 mo. +utilities. 250-365-7574. 3BDR MOBILE: In Sunny Bridgeview Cresc Ootischenia, close to all amenities/college, $750/mo. +utilities. 250-365-3733. 3BDR, 2BATH, ROSSLAND: Spacious Heritage home, hardwood oors, large priva yard, available Feb. 1. 250-368-1066. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: Newly renovate fully furnished 1 bdr, 1 bath basement suite, centrally located in Castlegar, close to store shops and bus routes, 1 car parking availab cable and internet included, ns/np, $750/mo including utilities. 250-365-6772. BALFOUR WATERFRONT: 1 bdr apartment all utilities included, laundry, Jan. 1, semi-furnished $625/mo. 604-315-5632/604 926-7362 BRIGHT, SUNNY, QUIET BACHELOR SUITE: In family home, private entrance, newly renovated, ns/np, $595 utilities includ 250-365-1465. CASTLEGAR 1BDR PLUS DEN: Available immediately, on bus route, w/d, garage, separate entrance, ns/np, $700/mo., utilities included. 250-229-5703. COZY TRAILER: In quiet nature setting, 15 minutes west of Nelson, in friendly commun $390/mo. includes heat & electric. Sorry, no dogs. 250-359-8280. DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Renovated 3b apartment, laundry, ns/np, quiet couple/fami available immediately, $1150/mo., utilities included. Rent negotiable. 250-365-4914 (leave msg). FRUITVALE, 2BDR: Remodeled, w/d, $595/ mo. 250-367-9676. GLADE 2BDR HOUSE PLUS WORKSHOP Newly renovated, on riverfront acreage, $1150/mo. +utilities. 778-962-0044, LARGE 1 BDR SUITE: 5 minutes from Nels $1000/mo. utilities included (+extras). 250-8 4767. Available Feb.1. LARGE 4BDR HOUSE ON ACREAGE, SLOCAN VALLEY: Bright, hardwood oors, woodstove, large kitchen, garden, private/qu $990/mo. 250-355-0035. LOWER KASLO: Nice, clean 1bdr suite in heritage four-plex, close to beach, 2 decks,

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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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1st Trail Real Estate House res + 75 Ac

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Rossland $595,000

Rossland $399,000

Rossland $379,900

Rossland $345,000

Genelle $339,000

Montrose $324,000

Rossland $297,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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Trail $259,900

Fruitvale $254,900

Trail $249,900

Trail $229,900

Warfield $227,000

Rossland $199,000

Fruitvale $199,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


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Warfield $199,900

Trail $179,000

Trail $178,900

Salmo $134,000

Trail $129,900

Warfield $78,500

Warfield $62,900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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

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Tax break takes some of the sting out of tuitions


ost secondary education doesn’t come cheap. Fortunately Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has some favourable tax policy to help mitigate the financial sting. Tuition paid is reported on form T2202a, as is the number of months of part-time and fulltime school that calendar year. There is a book allowance of $20/m or $65/m based on part-time or full-time schooling, respectively. Although this standard flat rate may not seem fair considering the wide variance in cost of textbooks for different programs, at least there is no need to retain receipts for books and supplies. There is also an allowable deduction for months at school of $120/m part-time and $400 full-time, even if income is earned during these

months. However, if education grants were paid during these months, this deduction is not allowed. This flat rate attempts to acknowledge the cost of living for a student regardless of where he or she lives, even at home – apparently fairness is not the priority. Again, no receipts have to be used to support this deduction so making the claim is simplified. If a student has earned income during the year and


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consequently has tax liability, the student has to use a portion of the non-refundable tax credit to reduce current tax liability to zero. The remainder of the claim is carried forward to a point in time that income

warrants its use. Over the years this can become a substantial value. If a student does not have tax liability in any particular year, the student still must file the tuition, education and textbook claim. It is not possible to save up the T2202a claims from a number of years and make one single claim later. If a student hasn’t filed personal tax returns in the past, the claim is not forfeited. A T1 adjustment can be filed for

each year missed. Another reason for a student to file every year is that up to $5,000 can be transferred to a parent or grandparent using Schedule 11, but only for the year in which the education expenses were incurred. In other words, amounts carried forward by the student cannot be transferred in future years to a parent – a fact often overlooked by parents. Before allowing a transfer, CRA not only requires the student to file a return and

make the claim, but also CRA requires the student to first use as much of the credit as it takes to reduce his or her tax liability to zero. In addition, students can claim interest on government student loans. An official statement will be issued to the student. By the way, this does not include interest on a personal loan or line of credit. As well, there may be cause to claim moving, childcare, and public transit expenses. These

expenses however, are not included in the amount that can be transferred to a parent. In the end, despite an education claim adding up to a substantial deduction, it still may only represent a fraction of the true cost. Ron Clarke has his MBA and is a business owner in Trail, providing accounting and tax services. Email him at ron. To read previous Tax Tips & Pits columns visit

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saturday horoscope By Francis Drake For Sunday, March 3, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a loosey-goosey day, and although you might want to discuss shared property, inheritances and such, don’t do it. Nothing will come of it. Just coast. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This can be a playful day dealing with friends and partners if you keep matters light. Avoid important discussions, and certainly

avoid important decisions or making promises to others. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Shortages, delays and minor mistakes on the job are likely today. This could be frustrating. On the other hand, it’s easy to think outside-the-box. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is an extremely creative day for artists or anyone involved in a creative project -- the theater,

screenwriting, arts and crafts, writing or working with children. Enjoy your day. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’ll enjoy puttering around your home today. Do whatever makes you feel like you’re getting better organized, but really, you’re just marking time. It’s one of those days. Relax. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Conversations with oth-

ers will be all over the map today, and they might be fun. Just remember that anything said today is not to be taken seriously until tomorrow. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be very careful with your finances today. This is a poor day for making major expenditures or shopping for anything other than food. In addition, avoid important decisions. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You feel like a helium balloon floating freely today, which is why you’re not quite sure what to do. No worries. Just go with the flow, but avoid major expenditures or important decisions.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Quiet time in contemplation or solitary work will please you today. Don’t expect too much of yourself or others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A discussion with a female might be unusually frank and candid. People are inclined to let their guard down today. Listen with care. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Guard against making some goofy mistakes that other people (especially bosses and VIPs) will be aware of. Nobody wants bad press, even you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You have strong feelings of wanting to escape from

all this today. That’s OK. Do something different. Be a tourist in your own city. But don’t spend money on anything other than food. However, you might learn something quite fascinating. YOU BORN TODAY You are a visionary and can easily imagine what it is that you want to achieve because you are both imaginative and practical. You’re very private, but you like to lend your efforts to social causes that make the world a better place. You’re a great planner and are very involved in whatever you do. In the year ahead, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Miranda Richardson, actress; Tyler Florence, TV chef; Alexander Graham Bell, inventor/ teacher.



Sunday/Monday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Monday, March 4, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You have an overall feeling of good will toward others today, especially siblings, neighbors and relatives. Actually, this is a great way to start off your week. Enjoy! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Dealings with groups could improve your financial situation in some way. Perhaps someone has a tip for you, or this person will introduce you to an important contact. Enjoy talking to others. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You make a great impression on bosses, parents and VIPs today; however, don’t promise more than you can deliver. (Which you’ll be tempted to do.) Just rest on your laurels. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Travel plans look exciting. Even matters related to publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education are promising. (Fingers crossed.)

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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Others might be generous to you, or in turn, you might go overboard being generous to someone else. Be careful, because you could be playing with shared wealth. (You’ll have to answer to someone.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a wonderfully social day. Get out and schmooze with others. Take time to enjoy close friends and partners. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) There is a general feel-good attitude at work today, which makes everything easy for you and others. It’s a nice way to start off your week. Just don’t bite off more than you can chew. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A playful, flirtatious day for Scorpios! This is a great day for sports events, the arts and working with children. (However, lucky Scorpios are on vacation.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Real-estate ventures might be

favorable today. Nevertheless, be careful you don’t pay too much for something. You’ll also enjoy shopping for home and family today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It’s easy to be full of positive thoughts today, because you feel enthusiastic about life. You know that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train. (Whew.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This can be a favorable day for business and commerce, but it’s tricky. You could overestimate something. Nevertheless, the gods are with you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) If shopping today, don’t buy unnecessary things, because you might be tempted to blow a wad. Guard against these impulses. Nevertheless, it’s a feel-good day, and you can have fun. YOU BORN TODAY Your independence matters, because you want to live your life the way you want, whether working in isolation or with others. You can party hard or be com-

pletely happy by yourself, but you are always goal-oriented. You are skilled at establishing homes and structures, and in the coming year, you will work hard to build or construct something important to you. Birthdate of: Catherine O’Hara, actress; Patsy Kensit, actress; Khaled Hosseini, author. For Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a marvelous day to do research or behind-the-scenes planning. Whatever you do will bring you increased support from others or will help you settle disputes about shared property. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Discussions with someone older, wiser or more experienced can benefit you today. In fact, for some of you, these discussions will impact your life beliefs. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is an excellent day to make a proposal to an authority figure (boss, teacher, parent or the police). You’ll be careful and realistic -- and won’t overlook details. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a fantastic day for study, whether it’s technical information or philosophical studies. It’s a good time to fin-

ish writing a big project. You might shift your belief about something. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Use today’s energy to wrap up loose details regarding inheritances, wills, estates, taxes, debt and insurance matters. Focus on shared property. You’ll get a lot done! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Discussions with partners and close friends can be wonderfully productive today. This is a great day to finish old business. It’s also a good day for closure. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Because your mind is focused and patient enough to deal with details, you can handle routine work today. Furthermore, you have the endurance to finish whatever you begin. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You’ll make great headway today in discussions about the care and education of children. Similarly, work related to the entertainment world, the hospitality industry and the world of sports will be productive. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Family discussions about home repairs or repairs to family relationships will be productive today. People are patient and willing to listen. However, your primary focus is on practical results.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a great day for mental work, especially mental work that is boring or tedious. Today you have the patience for this. (And your concentration is excellent.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Budget plans and cost-cutting discussions will prove to be profitable today. You want to get the most bang for your buck. If shopping, you want practical, long-lasting items. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Romance with someone of a different age might be taking place for some of you. Or you might be attracted to someone in a position of authority today. YOU BORN TODAY You are forcefully, passionately attracted to beauty, which is why you are often irresistibly drawn to something. You value sensuality in terms of texture, sound, touch, taste and smell. However, generally you are easygoing and casual. Privately, you will devote your life and even sacrifice a lot for your ideals. Your year ahead will be highly social and will benefit all relationships. Birthdate of: Michelangelo, poet/architect; Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet; Tom Arnold, actor/comedian. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Pink Shirt Day


Stop bullying was the message throughout Greater Trail on Wednesday for Pink Shirt Day in B.C. Above and clockwise; Students at Fruitvale Elementary gathered in the schoolyard to spell out the day’s slogan (video shot by Tim Baldwin posted at watch?v=XazAwTrM9yY). Employees at Ferraro Foods, the after-school program at the Beaver Valley Library, staff from Trail Transit Services and the Trail Times all donned shirts to show their support while students at J. L. Crowe Secondary signed an anti-bullying pledge

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Fire destroys Panorama condos By Sally MacDonald Cranbrook Townsman

Panorama Mountain Village is mopping up after a large fire tore through a lodge at the ski hill near Invermere early Wednesday. A fire started around 1 a.m. on the top floor of 1000 Peaks Lodge at Panorama. There were people staying in the five-storey complex at the time, but all managed to evacuate to Panorama’s Great Hall. Between 10 and 12 units in the lodge were destroyed in the fire,

according to Jim Miller, Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service Chief. “The top floor of the complex has been destroyed by the fire,” said Miller. “There is also some fire damage to the fourth floor and the rest of the building has sustained extensive water damage.” Due to the collapsed roof and water damage throughout the lodge, firefighters can no longer safely enter the complex. “We will be back on site

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(Thursday) to re-evaluate the damage and determine whether access is possible,” said Miller. The cause of the fire is under investigation. “This is a large building and this could have become a much larger fire if it weren’t for the swift response and hard work of the firefighters on scene,” said Miller. It is the second condo fire at Panorama Mountain Village in five years. In June 2008, 16 condos were destroyed in a huge blaze at the Horsethief complex.


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