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CASTLEGAR NEWS Your Horoscope For the Week with Michael O’Connor inside the West Kootenay Advertiser

Vol.10 • Issue 11

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A pair of delegations got the proceedings underway for the regular board meeting of School District #20, Columbia-Kootenay on March 11 at the Blueberry Community School. Presentations dealing with “School Success Plans” began with Stanley Humphries Secondary

School (SHSS) principal Nathan Robinson and vice-principal Patrick Kinghorn talking to the Board about “Voice and Choice” – a provincial directive designed to better serve the needs and wants of students. Using a video featuring an upbeat funky soundtrack, the men outlined a number of objectives being pursued at the secondary school.

A major strategy is the creation of programs designed to engage students in positive, constructive action. “This could mean (lunch-time) dancing,” suggested Robinson, “and if there’s 100 in the gym there’s 100 fewer in the halls.” It was mentioned that out of all the grade 8 kids who arrive, many don’t graduate from SHSS.

Robinson did not use that statement to imply a lot of failures, he said, only that a lot of students move on to different situations between grade 8 and graduation, and that a concerted effort of tracking these learners was underway. The school administration, according to Robinson and Kinghorn, is excited by the many ideas and initiatives being cultivated.

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“We can do better,” said Robinson later, “so we can better serve our student population and ensure they’re getting the services they need, and having the voice in their education so they can have a positive experience and want to stay engaged, stick around and graduate.” The vice-principal weighed in as well. “We have noon-

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A contract for work on the Twin Rivers / Millennium Park upgrades will be delayed for at least a week as experts decide exactly how best to proceed. Chris Barlow, director of transportation and civic works for the City of Castlegar said the contractors had requested more time to prepare bids because of the complexity of the project. A look at part of the bid shows just what they are up against: - Bulk earthworks and grading: clearing grubbing and earthworks (13,575 sq.m) to form the ponds and associated berms, channels and surrounding landforms

including the habitat compensation area. - Liner installation: 9,360 sq.m of geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) over the pond area, and placement of 6,830 cu.m sand cover over liner. - Structures: 245 sq.m of watercourse channels, channels for water supply points, weirs and river outfall structures. - Riprap: 1000 sq.m on riverbank areas. - Placement and grading of 960 cu.m sand on future turf areas. - 5,215 sq.m of hydroseeding on riparian and habitat compensation areas. Once the contract is awarded and work schedules set, any trail closures or interruptions to park facilities will be published.

Robbery suspect apprehended Staff writer Castlegar News

A Castlegar man has been arrested and charged with several offences following a robbery that occurred at a local downtown liquor store just before 10 p.m. February 25. The lone suspect entered the store wearing a disguise and demanded money from the employee. He subsequently fled out the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.  No weapons were produced.  The employee was not injured, however, she

was traumatized by the incident. Castlegar RCMP, in conjunction with the Crime Reduction Unit commenced an investigation leading to the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s residence, and his subsequent arrest.  Martin Rusnak, age 30, appeared in court  on Thursday March 7 and has been charged with robbery, disguising face with intent to commit an offence and breach of probation. Rusnak was remanded in custody until April 9 when he will make his next court appearance.

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This hour has over 6,000 cities and towns staff writer Castlegar News

Contributing to a growing global effort is as simple as the flick of a few switches. It’s the Earth Hour Challenge and it’s proof positive that there is power in numbers. The date and time to note are Saturday, March 23, and 8:30 p.m. The plan is to shut off all non-essential power consumers in and around your home for one hour. While the power is off it’s a good idea to think about doing it more often… not necessarily shutting off

everything, but getting in the habit of turning off, and even unplugging appliances that aren’t in use. Not only does it make sense, but it saves you money and helps make sure there’s enough power when it’s critically needed. From its 2007 origin in Sydney, Australia the Earth Hour Challenge last year was taken in 6,950 cities and towns in 152 countries and territo-

ries. There is no reason to think those numbers won’t grow this year. Seeing how Castlegar has been an eager participant, there’s not reason why we can’t get a higher percentage of residents to flick the switch this time around. Stats are kept, and it’s a constructive way to have some friendly competition with our regional neighbours. Don’t forget, maybe even start practicing… for the Earth Hour Challenge 2013 – Saturday, March 23… 8:30 p.m. – Turn ‘em off!

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The next delegation consisted of Webster School principal Carolyn Catalano who furnished an absorbing video component as well. The crux of the presentation was the writing program at Webster and its strong popularity and success. The video included many testimonials from students on the topic of if and why they enjoy creative writing. The board ate it up. Catalano indicated that 80 per cent of Webster students involved are meeting or exceeding expectations in writing. One more contact from a school was made, this one by Principal Wayne Naka of Kinnaird Elementary outlining the progress of a project to install and maintain a miniature wetland near the school. Naka described how the pond is intended to have a liner, installed by the BC Wildlife Federation on a area of about 50 by 20 metres.

SHSS principal Nathan Robinson, left, and vice principal Patrick Kinghorn. Jim Sinclair

Asked about the possibility of mosquitoes becoming a problem as a result of the pond, Naka reassured, “…there will be bats and swallows, etc. If there is a problem with mosquitoes, we’ll drain it and figure it out, because there will be fresh water going in every day. There shouldn’t be a problem with mosquitoes.” Questions about the year-round safety of the pond also arose. “It will just be out of bounds,” stated Naka. “If need be, we’ll put in a fence or a berm. Safety is absolutely the number one concern.” The board agreed to send a letter of support for the wetland concept to the

project’s potential funders. The board gave third and final reading to a bylaw paving the way for purchase of two 84-passenger buses for a price tag of $270,262. Budget-related discussion occupied a fair amount of time and attention from the board on Monday night, including an agenda item pertaining to Trustee Mickey Kinakin’s desire for the formation of a budget advisory committee to meet with various stakeholders about four times a year. “There’s never a detriment to having more information,” said Kinakin. The rest of the board did not agree in sufficient numbers for the mo-

tion to go ahead. It was defeated by a vote of 9-3. Those speaking against it felt there was already a process in place for such discussions. Taking in the meeting was Andy Davidoff, president of the Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union, who later added his voice to those against the formation of a new budget committee. “Basically our concern over the last two budgets was the lack of education stakeholder involvement in the process,” he said. “We have publicly and privately expressed our concerns and dismay to the board about the lack of involvement between the DPAC (District Parent Advisory Committee), CUPE and ourselves.” Board Chair Darrell Ganzert, the following day addressed Davidoff ’s critique. “Last year the board received, and I think rightly so, some criticism for not involving them (KCTU and CUPE)

in a meaningful way. This year we’ve altered our process to include them in a meaningful way.” Ganzert pointed to the closed meeting set for March 13 at which a “long list” of potential cuts to programs and services would be examined. “We’ll go through that entire list with them, answering all the questions they have about that. Then we’ll leave it at that, for now. After spring break they’ll be called again to a series of meetings to go through their reaction to the long list. Finally the school board will take that information and create a short list which we will then present to the stakeholders for there reaction.” To wrap up, the board voted unanimously in favour of expanding late French Immersion to Rossland Secondary School provided a minimum of 25 students enroll for the program by April 30, and that the district LFI program for grades 10-12 remains at SHSS.

King of potholes A portion of the ground on the Hwy 3 exit into Castlegar, B.C. has recently given way. Gerry Popoff of EMCON Services Inc., says they have been aware of it for some time. The area falls under the responsibility of the City of Castlegar, but an agreement has been worked out and EMCON will fix it when weather allows.

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The election of a new Pope, the spiritual leader of the world’s Roman Catholic population of about 1.2 billion prople, began on Tuesday, Mar. 12 and local pastor, Father David John of St. Rita’s Parish, said he is excited to see a new era for the church. It’s an election unlike any other, as 115 voting members of the College of Cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to begin a series of carefully crafted steps to elect a new pontiff, after the recent resignation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. One of the most well-known traditions is the signal of white smoke which comes after burning ballot papers, indicating a new Pope has been

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chosen. John said no matter who becomes the new Pope, daily life for parishioners will not be significantly affected. “The word which comes into my mind is excitement because it’s a new era in the church,” said John. “But who the Pope is doesn’t impinge too strongly on our daily

lives; he gives a leadership which shows itself over a longer time period. “In that longer term, I’m hopeful, optimistic and even excited, though I don’t think when we see the puff of white smoke that it will actually make a difference today, tomorrow, the day after.”

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John said he once found himself surprised to be in the same corridor as Pope John Paul II. “I was in the Vatican on business, walking down a corridor when suddenly this entourage sweeps around a corner and there’s the Pope busy talking with someone and all of these sorts

of minions following behind,” said John. “I just stopped there, almost in awe and he walked past while I stared at him. He raised his hand in acknowledgement and carried on by.” Father John said he will follow the proceedings through traditional news media and is sure Bishop John Corriveau of the Nelson Diocese will also send an email once a new pontiff is selected… a slightly more modern way of sending a message than puffs of smoke. He added a hot topic of conversation amongst parishioners was whether or not Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, a former archbishop of Quebec City and now prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, will ascend to the papacy.

Effort strives to help meet universal need MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News Reporter

The Selkirk College Student Union Rotaract Club is holding a “water purification party” on Friday, March 22, raising money for something many Canadians take for granted: access to safe, clean water. The newly-formed club is using the money raised at the event for the purchase of LifeStraw® portable water filters; they will be sent to those living in countries with areas of high water contamination. According to water. org, an organization co-founded by actor,

screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist Matt Damon, approximately 780 million people around the world – about one in nine – lack access to clean water. The Rotaract Club is hoping the students of Selkirk, and any-

one from the community of Castlegar will do their part to help bring down that startling number. March 22 was not chosen randomly, as the date is the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s

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...and a brouhaha ensued...

People have been arguing the pros and cons of hockey fighting since long before the issue of concussions came onto the scene like a straight right to the kisser. There’s no question a good scrap gets the fans (quite a few of them, anyway) out of their seats and screaming, but some ofthose fans would likely get as much of a thrill watching a street fight at 3 a.m. There used to be merit in the argument from the purists who stated that fighting kept the so-called cheap-shots to a minimum. But the tried and true code of accountability has long since left the game of hockey. A respected analyst drew attention to this in a recent broadcast, wondering how two willing tough guys dropping the gloves would do anything to prevent the more skilled players from being hooked, slashed or speared. The answer is... the staged fights do nothing to adminster ice justice, they’re just a visceral sidebar to the game itself. Granted, hockey fights, in the big leagues and in the leagues that compete at the Castlegar Community Complex, are still pretty popular, but in this day and age when the fragility of the human brain is becoming more and more apparent, it’s harder and harder to justify bare knuckles pounding skulls... even if the guy did have it comin.’ We may never stop the 3 a.m. street fights, but phasing out the hockey fights could be an idea whose time has come. We want to hear from you.

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The eyes have it I am always reminded of my sisterin-law Shirley’s comment. She was adamant about it. When you have a champagne toast, you are to look into one another’s eyes and truly mean “to your good health.” The same is true as you begin a meal with raised glasses and “cheers.” She always said, “Here’s looking you in the eye,” and then went out of her way to make sure we did. After she first nailed me for not looking her in the eyes while toasting, I thought I would check out what other people did. My survey indicated that most people did not look others in the eye when they touched glasses and said the good words of the evening. So now when I’m clinking glasses, I remember to say, “Here’s looking in your eye.” Sometimes it takes quite a bit to get everyone to look you in the eye while you are wishing them well. People are a bit embarrassed and not used to getting close via the eyes. At a meeting recently, we were talking about making contact with people so we could sell a few extra tickets. I maintained that we should go around to people’s businesses and offices and look them in the eye Marvin Beatty Reporter

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when we made our requests. Failing that, I declared that we should at least phone prospective buyers. One committee member stated unequivocally she was no good on the phone and had never in her life approached people straight on. As a committee member, she spoke well and argued issues dynamically, but she told us that the Internet was how she wished to approach the world. In the end, she sold no tickets. She refused to look anyone in the eye. When I was initially hired by Selkirk College, the college had taken on the governance of David Thompson University Centre (DTUC) in Nelson. Shortly thereafter, the government cut off the funding for DTUC. To make a long story short, many instructors were given their notices. Because of seniority issues instructors at all campuses were affected. I received my notice when the Castlegar campus principal of the time came to my office and looked me in the eye. He outlined the situation, gave me my release, and then told me to hang on as there might be hope. I was shaken by the decision, but I did appreciate the personal approach. At the Nelson campus, a different Chris Hopkyns Publisher

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principal did not have the courage to face his employees—in other words, look them in the eye. He had letters generated and placed in the instructors’ mailboxes. The instructors came in on one morning, opened their letters, and discovered they were terminated. The anger emanating from DTUC blistered the highway between Nelson and Castlegar. For weeks now, I’ve been working out in the gym, and I’ve seen quite a number of the same people using the gym equipment. The third day, I started saying hello to a few of them as they entered. Almost all of them walked right by me, didn’t look me in the eye, and didn’t know I said anything. As I examined them closely, I realized I was talking to the walking dead—dead to anything outside the music they were listening to from their iPods and other devices. I learned that if I wanted to lift weights in an area where these non-hearing types were exercising, I had to walk in front of them, look them in the eyes, and wave my hands to get their attention. Begrudgingly, they unplugged and, somewhat vacantly, looked me in the eyes. Sandy Leonard Production

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Big thanks I would like to take this moment to express my deepest appreciation and sincere thankfulness, to everyone in this community, throughout the Kootenay’s and beyond, for your generous donations and contributions towards the Edward Martin Trust Fund. Your generous support is helping me sustain a heathy immune function, in order to fight against cancer and become strong enough for surgery, which is absolutely necessary. In order to have B.C. medical coverage, I need status within the country, which is still being processed. We pray that God will continue to help meet the required needs and bless all of you for your open hearts. This fund is organized and managed by our dear family and friends; Frances

Kanigan, Lorna Sofonoff, Irene Malloff, Lovette Nichvolodoff, Winnie Watson and my mother-in-law Elsie Campbell. Blessings of good health go out to all of you and your families... Sincerely, Edward Martin and family Castlegar

Try positive approach Hockey is not for everyone. Soccer is not for everyone. Football, lacrosse, tennis, skiing, golf, etc. are not for everyone. Sports and games were created to build excitement, strength, commitment, team spirit, respect and competition, and many other reasons, for our children’s growth process. We, my wife and I,

force our children to participate in sports and games to be healthy, happy and develop relationships and skills they will use later in life. Likewise, many of you force your children to go to school or church or do chores for the same reasons. It is our choice as parents to do this because we believe the pros far outweigh the cons. There are a few bad eggs out there but the majority are good. Take the time to write a positive letter or tell a positive story about those who lead or play in a positive way and we will see positive results. We will of course continue to hear and see terrible actions and attitudes of over zealous children and adults who need to be educated in self control, but let’s not throw rocks at them from our glass houses. If you are not hap-

py with what is going on, get involved! Volunteer, go to a meeting, join the team. Stop blogging, facebooking, twittering and so on and go meet with the coach, teacher, parent, and help make a difference. Coaches and teachers are not perfect either but they must be held accountable for the athletic development of our children. As far as the lunatic minority, the more bad press we give them the more we will see. If we work in a positive way together, towards a positive solution we will have positive results. Remember, the sport is not the problem, it’s how we coach it and those who play it. Support local sport, coaching, teaching and player development and you will see a difference.

NOTICE RESIDENTIAL OPEN AIR BURNING The City of Castlegar has amended the Open Air Burning Bylaw. Effective January 7, 2013, all open air burning of residential yard and garden waste within the City of Castlegar is prohibited. Residential outdoor barbeques, fires for cultural purposes and small outdoor fire pits used solely for recreational or cooking purposes are still allowed. For further information or questions, please contact the Castlegar Fire Department at 250-365-3266. Thank you for your cooperation. Gerry Rempel CD CCFI(C) Fire Chief

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Castlegar firefighters had a a furry visitor to the station on Monday, March 10, 2013; no, it wasn’t a dalmatian. The visitor was Marty, an incredibly patient golden lab, who played the part of a stricken victim perfectly. Capt. Brad Makortoff, first responder instructor, demon-

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strated the proper use of new equipment that could save the life of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds or other creatures humans

have as pets. Fire Chief Gerry Rempel said the department appreciates the donation of Wag’N O2 Fur Life®

equipment — for administering oxygen to animals — from One of the Fam Pet Care of Cranbrook, B.C. The kit includes face masks for various sizes of pets, a storage bag which can double as a transport method for scared pets, a training video, leash, first responder forms, flow-rate sheets (for the oxygen) and decals for the firetrucks. Continued on P. A20

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 Castlegar News

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mar. 15 - Youth movie night -

Castlegar Complex pool from 6 - 8 p.m. For grades 5, 6 and 7. Start off Spring Break at the Aquatic Centre. Bring any floater and enjoy a movie the pool area. Popcorn and drinks served. Regular admission.

mar. 16 - spring tea & bake sale

Order of the Eastern Star, Minto Chapter #79 1-3 p.m. at the Castlegar Legion. Tickets: $3, from members or at the door. Everyone welcome.

Mar. 18, 2013, The West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will

meet at 2 pm at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Avenue, Trail. Guest: Paul Meise from Cooper medical Supplies, Kelowna. For more info, please call 250-368-9827 or 250-3656276.

mar. 18-22 and 25-29 - Spring break-out - Castlegar Complex

pool Monday - Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Fun days during Spring Break with games and goodies! The Big Dog is in the water on Fridays. Break out and join us. Regular admission. MAR. 19 - Robson Community Memorial Church Society AGM at 7 p.m., Robson Community Church, 2953 Waldie Ave. Update on new addition and everyone welcome. Rental available church or Resker Hall 250-365-6506

MAR. 20 - TOASTMASTERS SPEECH CONTEST The local Toastmasters

club, the Sentinel Speakers, will hold their Club Speech Contest from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar. Winners will go on to compete at the Area level. Guests are welcome to attend this entertaining event. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336.

Mar. 20 - CASTLEGAR GARDEN CLUB guest speaker Sharon Lel-

liot of Castlegar, will share her knowledge on attracting, feeing and banding of hummingbirds; 7 p.m. at the Community Complex. Everyone Welcome!  For more information email or call Rose at 250 365-9600.


District Community Hall Society 8th Annual Fundraiser at 7:00 p.m. featuring local talent at the Tarrys Community Hall, Hwy 3A Tarrys; Adults $8.00, Students $5.00, Under 12-free. Light refreshments, door prizes, 50/50 draw. Come and enjoy the

music at this no alcohol event.

Mar. 25 - WK Naturalist’s month-end meeting 8 p.m. Sil-

ver King Campus Nelson Selkirk College. Eva Johansson will introduce the newly formed Kootenay Native Plant Society and the Kootenay Camas Project. Learn about up-coming events and how you can contribute. Free; all welcome. Info: 3627424 MAR. 28, 2013 - AGM Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Society; 10 a.m. in the educa-

tion room of the castlegar health centre. everyone welcome to attend.

Ongoing MAR. 16 - 22 The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure

Shop has a “super big bag clothing sale”. Sale consists of men’s, ladies’, boutique and all infant/ children’s wear. Donations welcomed. Volunteer application forms can also be obtained at the Treasure Shop 250 - 11th Avenue (across from the Library).

Castlegar Complex pool. Join us for this Easter family special event! Kids can hunt for Easter eggs in the pool and participate in a colouring contest and enjoy some games and surprises. Regular admission.

MAR. 5 - APR. 30 Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Tuesdays / Thursdays, 9 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Castlegar & District Community Services 1007 - 2nd. St. Income level: single $30,000.00 or less, couples $40,000.00 or less, 1 adult with 1 child $35,000.00 or less, additional child $2500.00, interest income $1000.00 or less. Please call 250-365-2104 for appt.

MAR. 31, Easter Sunday Service at


Mar. 30 - Easter Eggstravaganza - from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the

Castlegar Baptist Church, 419 - 7th Ave. 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join in celebrating Christ’s Resurrection. More info at MAR. 31 - 10 a.m. EASTER MORNING SACRED SONG AND STO-

RY SERVICE. Contemplate the Crucifixion and celebrate the Resurrection with us at Robson Community Memorial Church; Hosted by the Confluence Fellowship Circle; a Christian gathering with a Celtic flavour. APR. 2 - SPECIAL AGM at the Fireside Inn, 6:00 P.M. regarding the imminent closure of the Castlegar United Way. All donors and member agencies are invited. APR. 2 - BRIDGES FOR WOMEN PROGRAM begins for six weeks.

Healing, connection, financial security. Call Laurie at (250) 608-2254. Sponsor: Castlegar Community Services & Kootenay Career Development Society. APR. 20 - SONS OF NORWAY, Nordic

Lodge ‘76 in Castlegar is holding a workshop on folk dancing sponsored by The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Sat. April 20. Interested persons are invited to take this rare opportunity. For more information, please call 250-365-1017 apr. 26 - pro-d day youth swim

- Castlegar Complex pool from 2 - 4 p.m. Water walkway will be set up. Sorry, no lap swim during this time. $2.50 for all students.

every Sunday except holiday weekends (Easter weekend is on March 29th). Current hours: 8 am - 11 am at Robson Community Hall. Market includes a wonderful homestyle  breakfast and vendors offering a variety of wares. New vendors welcome. To book a table please call 250365-3796. ongoing: tops group meets every wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to

10 a.m. at Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Avenue. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Join round table talks, make new friends. Monthly fee of $10. FMI call 365-7956.


Mon: 10:00 Darts 1:00 Whist Tues: 9:30 Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling; 1:00 Crafts 7:00 Pool Wed: 9:00 Floor Curling; 2:00 on 20th Raspberry Reunion; 1:00 Bingo only 1st Wed.; 7:00 Rummoli. Thurs: 9:00 Zone 6 Sr. Games; 9:30 Floor Curling; 2:00 on 7th Gen. Meeting; 1:00 Bingo not @ Gen. Meeting; 2:00 on 21st Tea Dance. Fri: 1:00 Bridge/ Crib. Sat. 23rd Soup Day 11:30 - 1:00. ongoing: sharing dinner pot -

You are welcome for a hot meal Tuesdays at noon at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue in Castlegar, two blocks from the library. No charge. Sponsored by the Stonesoup committee. Ongoing: Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena - Sun.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike – 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m. (phone Leonard at 365-7805).

ongoing: al-anon meets every Monday night AL-ANON is

for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) For more information call Donna 3653168 or Eileen 365-3674. ongoing: Open mic night Proud-

ly presented by the Royal Canadian Legion, Castlegar/Robson Branch 170. We will be debuting this event on Friday March 15, doors open at 3:00 p.m. If you are an inspiring musician, have a band, love to sing or simply would like to sit back and entertain with your acoustic guitar. This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your talents and network amongst other musicians. Invite your friends,there are always members present to happily sign you in. Interested in becoming a member, applications are available at the door. For more information please call Pete (250-365-9810) ongoing: legion meat draws every saturday - The Royal

Canadian Legion Castlegar/ Robson Branch#170 located at 248 Columbia Ave. Doors open at 3 p.m. and draws start at 4 p.m. and go to 6 p.m. Draws every half hour with other special prizes awarded. Guests are more than welcome and can be signed in by a member. Come on out and have fun with great company. ongoing: chronic pain self-management program

- Free six session workshop. Thursdays from March 7 - April 11 at 1:30 p.m. at 1030 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. FMI 1-866902-3767. ongoing: CRAFTING for WOMEN.

Wed. mornings 9-12 starting Feb. 13th at Sun Centre, above Community Services. No cost but may be required materials depending on project. Mocassins will cost about $50. Knitting and most others - Free. Looking for volunteers to come in and teach crafts... knitting for example. Please be in touch if you have a skill to teach or an idea for a craft to do. Phone: 250.365.2104 Ext. 34 or ongoing: join the twin rivers chorale. We practice at 7 p.m.

on Thursday evenings at St. Peter Lutheran Church. 713 4th Street, Castlegar. New members welcome. FMI call Helga at 250365-6057. ongoing: 4th Annual Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest look-

ing for interested vendors and nonprofit groups. May 18, 2013 Garden/ nature/ farm related

only please for this open air festival. More info contact: or call 250.399.4439 / www.

ongoing: Confluence Fellowship Circle. Wednesdays at 6pm

A Christian gathering with a Celtic flavour. Robson Community Memorial Church. Waldie Avenue, Robson. Come and connect with our Creator and each other. ongoing: Castlegar judo club

- Monday, Thursday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Twin Rivers School gym. Old and new members welcome. Register anytime. From aged 8 years and up. FMI call John Gibson 250-365-5763.

ongoing: poker fundraiser at the Lion’s Head Pub every Tuesday - Games start at 6:30 p.m.

and go until there is a winner. Buy-in is $40 and the prize is $1,000 or more. Partial proceeds go to the West Kootenay Therapeutic Riding Association.

ongoing: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS The local Toastmasters

club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. For more information please call Diane Cushing at 250-3658336.

ongoing: special olympics castlegar needs volunteers - For

more information please call 250-919-0757.

ongoing: Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association is still ac-

cepting coaching applications for the 2013 season. We will have coaching courses prior to the start of the season... get involve in the beautiful game!

ongoing: Operation Feast was established in 2012 to provide meals for members of our community. We invite you to join us for a home-cooked meal every Thursday at New Life Assembly Church 602 - 7th Street. Doors open at 4 p.m, and dinner is served between 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Entrance to dining area located at the back of Church. For information contact Carol at 3655734.

ongoing: scrabble club – Come

out on the second Wed. of the month at the Castlegar Public Library - 6:30–8 p.m. All levels are welcome.

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Orchestrating and demonstrating a world of wellness marvin beatty Castlegar News Reporter

Third-year Selkirk College nursing students worked together to create information display booths for the annual Wellness Fair held Thursday March 7, in Castlegar, B.C. Nursing instructor Linda Gomez said the research done provides the future nurses with theoretical and practical experience and is a required part of their course load. It also is a way to give the campus community important information. “They look at the challenges of other students,” said Gomez. “Stress, sleep, STI’s, loneliness, etc…. the social determinants of health.” Topics being discussed at the booths included mental health, suicide aware-

Erin May, left, and Bonnie Jantzen show their booth. Other members of their group (not pictured) were Morgan Pellow, Emily Moorehead and 2.8125” x 3” Leah Mailey. Marvin Beatty Third-year nursing students pose for a group shot during thier annual Wellness Fair held at Selkirk College in Castlegar, Mar. 7, 2013. Marvin Beatty

ness, diet and exercise, fair trade practices, depression, sexual health and more. The students worked together to prepare the materials and set up the displays. They are also required to prepare a group paper after the event.

Gomez said if the effort wasn’t put in to produce the displays for the fair, the results would be clear in the written portion of the assignment. Bonnie Jantzen and Erin May said their booth was essentially about “learning to love the skin you’re in” and “trashing the

negative.” The women had two tables full of information about selfimage, body image and the sometimes negative effects of social media. A laptop also played a popular video of a young girl performing self-affirmations in front of a mirror.

Fair attendees interested in “trashing the negative” immediately, were invited to read the materials available then step behind the booth, write any thoughts troubling them… then toss them away. Selkirk College president Angus Graeme browsed the work done by the nursing students and appeared impressed by what he saw.

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conjunction with the City of Castlegar Development Services Department have Plans. Planning The plansStudents are intended to help prepared a suite ofIntegrated OCP Implementation Selkirk College Environmental working in further the explicit goals theCastlegar Cityʼs recently adoptedServices O cial C ommunity Phave la n . with the Cityofof Department conjunction Development plans a cover wide range of topics andPlans. this open anintended opportunity for The The house plans is are to help prepared suitea of OCP Implementation Castlegar citizens familiarize withadopted the plans further the explicittogoals of the themselves Cityʼs recently O and cial provide Communvaluable ity Plan. input. The plans cover a wide range of topics and this open house is an opportunity for Castlegar citizens to familiarize themselves with the plans and provide valuable Topics include: input.

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CORE Preschool is now accepting registrations for the school year 2013/14. Come join us for an unique opportunity for preschool age children to be exposed to a second language in a nurturing, fun and caring environment. Morning and afternoon classes available if there is enough interest.

All Families Welcome!

Please call 250-304-2527 for more information and how to register.

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Provincial $100,000 offered for rural doctors tom fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – The B.C. government and the B.C Medical Association are offering doctors a $100,000 bonus to relocate to selected rural communities for three years. The latest incentive is on top of a program to forgive student debt for doctors who will set up a medical practice outside urban areas, and other inducements to graduating and foreign doctors to venture outside large cities. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid and BCMA president Dr. Shelley Ross announced the program Wednesday. Both said it was a difficult task picking the most needy locations, and expressed hope that it is successful and can be expanded. In the Interior Health Authority, Princeton and Clearwater are funded for two general practitioners each, and Nakusp gets one. Cranbrook is funded for one anesthesiologist. In Northern Health, the fund will be offered for one

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid

general practitioner each in Burns Lake, Chetwynd, Hazelton, Kitimat and Tumbler Ridge. Quesnel is funded for one internal medicine internist, and Terrace is funded for one anesthesiologist. In Vancouver Coastal region, one general practitioner each is funded for Bella Coola and Pemberton. In the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Port Hardy is funded for two general practitioners and

Thank You The Robson Community Memorial Church Society would like to acknowledge and thank the many contributors who have not only given financially, but have given of their time and use of their equipment. These contributions will enable us to complete the new addition of the Church and to continue with the regular care and maintenance of the Church, Cemetery, and Resker Hall. Many, many thanks!! • Columbia Basin Trust • Paul & Monica Dorenberg • Chris Popoff - Dirty Diggers • Don Baillie • Trowelex • West Kootenay Mechanical • James Waddington • John Russell • Ken & Sandra Wyllie • Christine Jelly • Doug Haines

• JMK • Laurie Watson • Todd Williams T&K’s Big Adventure • Kootenay Vac • Gord Zaitsoff • Lee Giesler • Mike Poznekoff • Johnny’s Grocery • Giant Piljek

For information, rentals or to make a tax deductible contribution, contact the RCMCS at Box 21, Robson, BC, V0G 1X0 or call Ken/Elaine Hood at 250-365-6506.


Port Alberni gets the only emergency physician provided for in the program. Tofino and Galiano Island are funded for one general practitioner each. MacDiarmid, a family doctor in Rossland before going into politics, said these won’t be typical office-based medical practices. The GP positions will involve hospital and residential care,

supported by a relief physician program so doctors can take some weekends and vacations. Some involve “outreach” visits to even more remote communities, including aboriginal villages. The program is funded out of the $10 million rural recruitment budget agreed to in the latest fee agreement with the BCMA. B.C. spends about $100 million on these programs, including one to provide continuing medical training for remote doctors. Ross said some of the communities have had great difficulty keeping doctors, and some have lost all resident physicians at times. The program is open to new graduates, physicians from out of province and qualified foreign doctors. “We’re short of doctors, even in downtown Vancouver,” Ross said. Eligible doctors will get $50,000 up front and the rest after one year, with repayment required if they don’t stay for three years.

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News Local foundation briefs politicians STAFF WRITER

“We already have a letter from the city, and we are now assured we will receive similar letters from the two RDCK directors.” Dan Salekin “We were looking for letters of support,” said foundation president Dan Salekin. “We already have a letter from the city, and we are now assured that we will receive similar letters from the two RDCK directors.” Salekin and vice-president Bob Jackson used the meeting to review the



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The Community Foundation of Castlegar – in existence for not quite a year – has guided it’s growth along by conducting a recent informational session for Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff, Area I director Andy Davidoff, and Area J director Gordon Zaitsoff to seek their support as the foundation moves ahead. A11



RDCK directors (L-R) Gordon Zaitsoff and Andy Davidoff (left) and Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff (upper right) listen as Community Foundation President Dan Salekin explains the purposes of the Foundation and how it plans to operate, while City Director of Corporate Services, Carolyn Rempel, takes notes. Bob Jackson

history of the foundation, its purposes, as set out in its constitution, and its plans for the future. The foundation aims to become a Canada Revenue Agency recognized charity, and has begun informing local financial advisers, investment dealers, bankers, and others about how their clients can provide a legacy for the community through the foundation. “The Community Foundation exists to acquire and grow a permanent endow-

ment fund through donations,” states a related press release, “and use the income generated to support a variety of social, cultural and recreational services in the City of Castlegar and Electoral Areas I and J. “The foundation does not plan to compete with other community groups or with governments in the distribution of funds,” the release continued, “but hopes to find ways to work with them.” The foundation’s vision is “Building

a better community now and forever.” More information about the Community Foundation of Castlegar can be found on its new web site at “We believe the web site will be an important part of our public communication and education programs,” said Dan Salekin. Castlegar and area is the last West Kootenay community to establish a community foundation, and is able to learn from the experiences of others.

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The Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club Presents

14th Annual

Wine Festival • Dress: Semi-formal • Blind Challenge • Silent Auction • Door Prizes • Sweet & Savory Appies • Safe Ride Home Event (Donation to the Interact Club)

Confirmed Wineries House of Rose Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery Rustic Roots Winery St. Hubertus Estate Winery Hillside Estate Winery Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery Columbia Gardens Winery Volcanic Hills Estate Winery River Stone Estate Winery Thornhaven Estates Winery Seven Stones Winery Forbidden Fruit Winery Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard Arrowleaf Cellars Hester Creek Estate Winery Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Silver Sage Winery Sonoran Estate Winery Recline Ridge Winery Wild Goose Vineyards Gray Monk Estate Winery Castoro de Oro Estate Winery Kalala Organic Estate Winery Heron Ridge Estates Oliver Twist Estate Winery Tinhorn Creek Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery


Best Pure Juice Product - 2012 World Juice Awards, Barcelona, Spain

Saturday April 6, 2013 7-10pm, Castlegar Community Complex Ticket Price: $50 (non-refundable)

Available at: • Oglow’s Paint • Bubblees Liquor Store Plus • Sound West Sales & Service (Trail)

This Week’s Featured Wineries Baillie-Grohman “Our winery is named after one of our region’s most legendary pioneers, William BaillieGrohman, as his pioneering, tenacious spirit is one we admire. We are on the edge of an emerging wine-growing area, in a unique microclimate in the Kootenay district of British Columbia, the town of Creston. Our approach is to produce small lots of super premium wine in our 5,000 case boutique winery. Everything is done by hand, from the farming to picking and sorting at harvest. Grape production is maintained at a low yield, with the aspiration of quality and concentrated flavours.


House of Rose Winery

House of Rose Winery, one of the regulars at the Castlegar Rotary Wine Festival is surprising us again this year. After the very successful introduction of HotFlash and Cool Splash, the small but feisty, fun winery is coming to town with ‘Grapes with Benefits’! Available in both white (a sweeter blend) and red (a fruity light red) we guess this spunky label will attract a younger generation than the HotFlash brand has.


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Castlegar to host treaty forum Submitted Columbia Basin Trust

Here’s another invitation to take part in provincial consultations on the Columbia River Treaty. The Province is hosting two free conferences that will explore the future of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) and secure input on alternative future scenarios and how basin interests might be affected. The CRT Local Governments’ Committee encourages basin residents to attend one of these consultation conferences in Golden on March 20 or Castlegar on March 22. These are the last consultations planned by the Province as it fulfills its commitment to consult with residents of the Columbia Basin to ensure their concerns

Event is set for Mar. 22 at the Sandman Inn

are heard as part of the provincial review of the CRT. The CRT is an international agreement signed in 1964 by Canada and the United States to coordinate flood control and optimize hydroelectric power generation on both sides of the border. “The Province has completed a number of important studies, including analyses of the potential impacts of CRT scenarios on basin interests. It is important that basin residents attend these consultation


conferences to express their views on the Treaty options and on local issues related to the CRT,” says Deb Kozak, CRT Local Governments’ Committee Chair and Councillor, City of Nelson. Decisions about the future of the CRT could influence how Canada operates local dams and reservoirs for power, flood control and other values, including the environment. Those changes could impact, among other things, water levels, annual payments from the

U.S. to B.C., and the amount of hydroelectricity generated in the Columbia Basin. The session in Castlegar (to be live streamed) will take place on Friday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sandman Inn, 1944 Columbia Ave. To view the agenda, see the latest studies and register for these free conferences or the live streamed option, visit: www. or call (250) 952-0777. The registration links are on the right side of the webpage. As an alternative, join the Provincial CRT Review Team from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the dates and locations below for an overview of the Treaty options. Registration is not required for these information sessions.

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Parliamentary update appreciated BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko (L) receives a certificate of thanks from PM Rotarian Chris Sykes for a March 12 presentation to the group. A $25 donation in Mr. Atamanenko’s name will be made to Freedom Quest. Jaakko Hartman

Birthday ‘a whole new century’ Former Castlegar/Rossland resident from 1937-1994. Margaret Carkner, née Hargrove, will celebrate her 100th birthday next weekend. “It’s the start of a whole new century,” she said. The White Rock senior still lives on her own, and although she has help with housework and meals, she said she can still cook, “if I had to.” When asked if she was excited about her upcoming special day, she said, “Not terribly.” “Everybody else seems to be but I’m not especially.” A lot of things have changed during Carkner’s life. “For one thing we didn’t have TV,” she said. “I was almost 20 before we even had a radio.” Her early years were spent on Partridge Island, in the Maritimes. The tiny island had a lighthouse and served as a quarantine station in its early history. Carkner said her school classes varied in size between three and six kids. In Grade 8 though, her family moved to the mainland and she ended up in a split class with 42 students in it, making for a huge adjustment for her and her brother, who was in the same class. The family moved again, this time to Richmond, after Carkner’s first year of high school. The years of the Depression were tough ones, she said. At that time, church choirs were a really popular pastime for younger people, mainly because there wasn’t much else to do

that didn’t cost a lot of money. She sang with the Messiah Choir for its first three years, when the group’s numbers were up to about 500 singers at one point. “Everybody had to make their own fun,” she said. When asked to what she could attribute her longevity, Carkner, paused thoughtfully. “I don’t know if there is any special reason,” she said. “I was never one to adopt fads,” she added. She worked hard – and did hard work such as tending a large garden, housework, raising her two children and occasionally working jobs such as in a cannery. She also never smoked. Carkner said she was never athletic, but she did enjoy badminton and golf. She and her husband, Ernie, took up golf at one point. Actually, she said they “both went nuts over golf.” They travelled to Scotland one fall to play the old St. Andrew course. She laughed at the memory, and that the Scots seemed quite impressed at them, out golfing in the cold, pouring rain every day. At age 80, Carkner and her daughter took a cruise to Alaska. Never one to shy away from adventure, she then went river rafting while up there. These days though, she said she

spends her days watching TV and reading novels, particularly mys-

teries. She keeps busy with puzzles, which help to keep her mind sharp. Carkner’s centennial is on Satur-

day, March 16, which will be marked by a private birthday party with friends and family.

Margaret Carkner, neé Hargrove, is about to celebrate her 100th birthday. She has seen a lot change over the years, and shares her thoughts on what has helped her reach the milestone age and still be living in her own apartment. (Photo: JACOB ZINN)

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Another 8-letter word for literacy MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News Reporter

A dozen wordsmiths faced off at the Castlegar and District Public Library on Sunday, Mar. 10 in an annual Scrabble tournament organized by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). Heather Maisel, library director of Castlegar and District Public Library, came in first with a high score of 393 and high total of 1038. Second place honours went to Margaret Sutherland with a high score of 362 and high total of 981. Alana Murdoch, community literacy coordinator for the CBAL, said it was the ninth year the event has been held. The entry fee for the tournament was

Twelve players took part in last Sunday’s annual Scrabble tournament at the Castlegar Public Library. Marvin Beatty

by donation, with all funds being used to support adult literacy programs in the community. A draw was held at the start of the tournament to decide the first round pairings, and judge Steve Sutherland was on

hand to settle challenges arising from word disputes. In the first five minutes of play, the word “sprite” was already brought before the judge. “They take it pretty seriously,” said Sutherland.

“Sometimes you have to act as a referee.” Murdoch wanted to send a special thank you to all local businesses who sponsored the event and donated food and prizes for the contestants.

Confiscating drivers’ phones rejected TOM FLETCHER Black Press

Police continue to issue tickets to thousands of B.C. drivers for using hand-held devices. Texting at red lights is also prohibited. Talking and texting behind the wheel continues to be a major road safety problem, but Attorney General Shirley Bond has rejected the option of raising fines or taking away mobile phones as ways of attempting to more effectively deal with the ongoing problem. The tough new measures were suggested last week by Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham, after an enforcement blitz by B.C. police forces resulted in about 6,000 tickets being issued in February. Graham, chair of the B.C. Association of Police Chiefs’ traffic safety commit-

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tee, suggested police should also have the authority to seize a phone for a period of 24 hours for a first offence, and for several days for repeat offences. Graham also referred to $350 fines available for other traffic safety violations. The current fine for mobile phone use while driving is $167. “I’m certainly not

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Unlocking the secrets of the centuries at Slocan Lake marvin beatty Castlegar News Reporter

For six weeks this summer, two or three Selkirk College students will have the opportunity to study and work with an anthropology and archaeology expert at a Slocan Narrows field school near Lemon Creek, potentially unearthing significant finds. Dr. Nathan Goodale, assistant professor of anthropology at Hamilton College in New York, said he has been visiting the site since 2000, when he was a masters student at the university of Montana. He plans to take a total of about a dozen student from both Selkirk and Hamilton College (NY). Reached by telephone, Dr. Goodale was busy getting ready for an annual archaeology conference but had time to discuss a little about why the importance of the site. “The first season of work illuminated a pattern of early occupation that we now understand went up to about 2,500 years ago,” said Goodale. “And then there was a break in the chronology before it started up again about 2,000 years ago.” Recognizing that

pattern was a bigger trend in the occupation of the region, Goodale and his team started to get a better understanding of some of the earliest pit house villages in the area (3,000 - 3,500 years ago). Subsequent work has found it’s not just the Slocan Narrows / Lemon Creek site that had this break in chronology and occupation but the region as a whole went through a similar process. “We’re trying to figure out what it means and what it represents in terms of First Nations inhabiting the region,” said Goodale. “There seems to have been a major shift in the way people were living there.” Goodale said one

Excavation at the Lemon Crek Field School in the Slocan Narrows.

of his major goals for the project, with the help of local students, is to develop a better understanding of the pre-history of the Upper Columbia River system, bridging the knowledge gap be-

tween it and adjacent systems such as the Fraser River, which has been extensively studied. Most of the students selected from Selkirk College will have had several an-

thropology courses already, and enter the field work with some background in anthropology and archaeology. Goodale said they have a camp set up near the site and it’s


a great place for the project to blend research with practical, hands-on archaeological field techniques. “We do have a cabin that we rent for cooking and cleaning

Slocan Lake is the backdrop for the archaeological expedition staged by Selkirk and Hamilton Colleges.


out of.” Discovering what the archaeological record can say about the history of First Nations people is also a key issue of the work. “We are doing geo-chemical studies that will allow us to match artifacts from the excavation back to the original geological outcropping,” said Goodale. “Once we talk about stone moving, we can talk about people moving.” At this point the plan is to run the school every other summer, this being the second year of collaboration with Selkirk. Funding for the field school has come from a number of sources, including Hamilton College, the Digital Humanities Initiative at Hamilton (Andrew-Mellon funded entity) and the Columbia Basin Trust, which helps with a lot of radio-carbon dating work. The Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society has also developed an important partnership with the program. A public archaeology day is scheduled near the end of the field season, July 13, when everyone can visit and learn what has been unearthed at the site.

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Community Students chip in with city planning submitted

Students from Selkirk College’s Integrated Environmental Planning program are undertaking an exciting community land use and sustainability planning project in conjunction with the City of Castlegar’s Development Services Department.

Official Community Plan (OCP) prepared and adopted in 2010. Each of the 12 students from Selkirk’s Integrated Environmental Planning program’s class of 2013 has selected a specific land use or sustainability planning topic from one of the many issue areas identified in the City’s OCP.

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At the open house on Thursday, March 21, each student will have a display providing an overview of their topic and the draft recommendations they have prepared. The open house will provide a necessary and valuable opportunity for Castlegar citizens to learn A17

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about each of the plan topics and provide their input prior to the completion of the plans. The event will include a formal presentation at 7 p.m. Please contact Peter Holton at Selkirk College, 250-354-3559, for more information.

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Clean project at a place called Sequoia SUBMITTED

I have been working on a project for the Sequoia Learning Center which is an extension of Mt. Sentinel School District 8 Kootenay Lake in the Slocan Valley. This school was developed by Janis Chernenkoff with much support from school district as well as the community. After teaching at Brent Kennedy Elementary for almost 20 years, she became inspired by the number of at risk students who were eager for the opportunity to complete their education at their own pace. “Putting time and energy into them and then watching them drop out was too difficult for me and I really wanted to catch them before they gave up completely.” Janis said.

So she built Sequoia. http://www. t hes e quoi acent re. com/ I came to Sequoia in January 2013 as a practicum placement for the Social Service Worker program through Selkirk College. At first I found the idea of “troubled teenage boys” as unpredictable and uncertain. As with most things I was proven wrong and these boys soon won over my confidence and trust with their genuine desire to succeed no matter what obstacles they were facing. The list of obstacles was long and heartbreaking. I was very moved when Janis warned me about how for many of the students Christmas break was not like most other teens in the area and generally not a happy occasion. This realization hit me hard

and I became aware of how important this school was going to be to these boys and how the life skills they were learning from her would impact them for the rest of their life. One of the projects I have taken on here at Sequoia is what I like to call “Project Clean Clothes.” Many of the students would greatly benefit from having access to a washer and dryer. Janis’s goal was to attempt to have them experience clean clothes for job interviews. Really building a sense of responsibility by making sure that their appearance was taken into consideration as they venture out in this world as our upcoming adult population. This is something that many of us would not even consider as we take

our own clean clothes for granted. I felt it was an excellent idea and I soon realized that there was a lot more these appliances could and would do for this school. Within two weeks I had secured support from all of the local media in the area, newspapers, radio and then I aimed big and called Global TV. Katja in the research department suggested that a story with a real Valentines feel could be a great way to share some “GOOD” news. Possible headline: Local communities pull together to support those people that need it the most, sharing the love. :) So here is the opportunity for a local business to give a little and make an enormous difference.

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Legion salutes achievers Royal Canadian Legion Castlegar/Robson Branch #170 Poster and Literacy Contest Winners: Back Row: Jean Bonin (RCL Rep.) Deannah Kaiser, Maddy Bradley, Andrew Voykin, Victor Relkoff, A.J. Roberts, LeeAnn Zaitsoff, Ken Melnick (Principal) Front Row: Katrina Swetlikoff, Nick Fitchett, Jillian Klatte Awards were presented Feb. 20, 2013 at Twin Rivers Elementary. Submitted

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Beware of avalanches in the backcountry

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VICTORIA - Avalanche season is reaching its peak in British Columbia. The BC Coroners Service is encouraging all those going out into the backcountry - be it on skis, snowboards or snowmobiles - to take special care to ensure their own safety and that of others.

still have not taken enough training to use that equipment with maximum effectiveness. A person buried in an avalanche can suffocate in minutes - long before help can arrive - so the ability to perform quick and effective self-rescue and companion rescue is vital. Information about training courses is

* An average of 10.1 avalanche-related deaths each year. * During this period 127 avalanches caused 181 deaths. Twenty-nine of these avalanches caused multiple deaths. * The average age of the decedents was 36.1 years. * 90.1 per cent of decedents were male and 9.9 per cent were female.

Avalanches can hit from both sides of Bear Pass, a 65-kilometre stretch of Highway 37A between Meziadin Junction and the coastal community of Stewart.

The BC Coroners Service, working with the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) and Emergency Management BC (EMBC), has found that over the past several winters, avalanche awareness has been improving. A higher proportion of backcountry users are carrying essential avalanche safety equipment-transceivers, shovels and probes. Avalanche airbag packs are highly effective when worn/deployed properly (including the leg-strap). However, many

provided through the CAC. On the CAC website at - you will find a basic online course, as well as information on introductory and advanced Avalanche Skills Training courses. This training is essential for anyone planning to venture into the backcountry in winter. A study by the BC Coroners Service of avalanche deaths from the past 16 years found that: Between Jan. 1, 1996, and Dec. 31, 2012, there were:

* 68.0 per cent decedents of avalanche-related deaths occurred in the Interior region, 21.5 per cent in the Northern region, 8.3 per cent in the Metro region, 1.7 per cent in the Island region and 0.6 per cent in the Fraser region. * 40.9 per cent of decedents were snowmobiling, 30.9 per cent were skiing, 18.2 per cent were heli-skiing, 5.0 per cent were snowboarding and 4.4 per cent were hiking or climbing. Virtually all of these deaths were preventable.

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put to good use. Makortoff led the firefighters through a training program for about an hour, which included video and hands-on practical work involving pet CPR with Marty.

The firefighters were keen students, with many asking questions such as the proper amount of oxygen to dispense and the best way to give CPR to small animals.

First aid for pets proves popular Rempel said his crews have attended incidents where pets have been in distress from smoke inhalation and the new equipment would be

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KIJHL conference finals set after game seven in Castlegar marvin beatty Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Rebels arrived in Fruitvale Monday, Mar. 11 on a high note after beating their division rivals, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, by a score of 2 - 1 a day earlier, but the Nitehawks bounced back with a big 5 - 0 homeice performance to level the series at three games apiece. Game seven will have been decided Wednesday, Mar. 13 at the Castlegar recreation centre but scores were unavailable as the paper went to press. We will update the scores on our website at,Facebook at www.facebook. com/CastlegarNews and Twitter: @CastlegarNews as soon as possible after game seven. The winner of the Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks series will go on to face the Golden Rockets in the conference final, Friday, Mar. 15.

Tyler Gonzales got the lone Fernie goal.


There was no scoring in game six until 6:19 of the second when Taylor Stafford put the Nitehawks on the board. A power play goal came from ‘Hawks Ryan Edwards just over two minutes later. Beaver Valley’s Keenan Patershuk and Edwards scored two more goals on Rebels starter Jordan Gluck — brilliant to this point of the playoffs — before he was replaced by Connor Beauchamp with about 15 minutes to play in regulation. Beauchamp would fall victim to the final goal of the game, coming off the stick of Levi Kress on a power play. Jarrod Schamerhorn secured the shutout for Beaver Valley facing 25 shots. Game five on Sunday, Mar. 10 in Castlegar was a much closer affair with the Rebels taking it 2-1.


Most everyone in the crowd was closely following the action during a playoff game between the Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Sunday, Mar. 10 at the Castlegar Community Complex. Marvin Beatty

Travis Wellman scored the first goal of game five at 7:48 on a swift breakaway. Nitehawks starter Jarrod Schamerhorn had no chance as Wellman came in virtually untouched and roofed it. Bryan Lubin and JR Krolik assisted on the play up ice. The Rebels added a second at 5:14 of the second period

when Lubin fed Braydon Horcoff whohad been in the box just moments earlier for high-sticking, but made no mistake on a breakaway of his own. Darren Medeiros got the second assist on the play. Near the half-way mark of the third, Nitehawks rookie forward Dan Holland got his team on the board but a tripping penalty

On an eastward ROLL! Skaters Ashphyxc8 and Squeeze Loueeze present the Kootenay Kannibelles (West Kootenay All stars) with a surprise cheque for $500 from their West Kootenay Roller Derby house team, the Rossland Trail Roller Girls, to help with the cost of going to nationals March 15-17. Submitted

on Fraser Stang took some sting out of the momentum Beaver Valley was building. Schamerhorn was pulled for the extra attacker with time winding down but the Rebels held on for the win. GOLDEN ROCkETS AND FERNIE GHOSTRIDERS RECAP:

The Rockets got

past the Ghostriders in six games, winning Tuesday, Mar. 12 by a score of 4 - 1. Blake Roney, the Rockets’ second highest point-getter in the regular season (23 goals and 34 assists in 50 games), had two goals while Bobby Kashuba and Carson George also added markers of their own in support of the Golden cause.

In another KIJHL game six on Tuesday, the Osoyoos Coyotes wrapped up their series with the Kelowna Chiefs and will now face the North Okanagan Knights in the Okanagan-Shuswap Conference final Friday, Mar. 15. The Coyotes got a first period goal from Andrew Stack that stood as the only goal of the game through 40 minutes. The Chiefs countered in the third to pull even, on a goal off the stick of Nick Josephs from Jordan Salahor. The score remained 1 - 1 through regulation, needing overtime to settle things for the fourth time in the series. Austin Lee scored his first goal of the playoffs at a crucial time; getting the double-overtime game-winner to seal the series for the Coyotes.

Diamond bound Daniel Gagnier, 14, registers for baseball at the Castlegar complex Saturday, March 9. Family friend Debbie Bowerman of Cochrane, Alta. was helping Gagnier’s mom at the booth. Marvin Beatty

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Castlegar News Reporter

The Selkirk College Saints won back-toback home games last weekend against the University of Victoria Vikes, and will play Simon Fraser University for the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship in a best-of-three series beginning Friday, March 15. Preliminary details of the schedule are posted below: updates will be available at, www. or @CastlegarNews. Here’s a brief recap of how the Saints got to the final: On Friday, March 8, goaltender Alex Sirard logged a 3 - 0 shutout against UVic, their first round opponent. Despite facing the Vikes power play four times in the first two periods, Sirard was unbeatable in net and named the game’s first star, turning aside all 13 UVic shots. Forwards Mason Spear, Logan Proulx and Cody Fidgett scored both goals and assists on Friday. Thomas Hardy, Kam Crawford and Dylan Smith were on the scoresheet with assists. In game two on Saturday, the Saints built a four-goal lead through 20 minutes,


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ending the game up 4 - 1. Jackson Garrett opened the scoring on Uvic starter Sunny Gill six minutes in. Jordan Wood got two of his own on powerplay chances about eight minutes apart and Cody Fidgett grabbed what would be the team’s last goal with just 51 seconds remaining in the first. Brad Robinson scored the Vike’s lone goal of the series at 4:52 of the second period, on a feed from Eli Wiebe while on the power-play. Sirard was sharp in net again Saturday, stopping 26 of 27 shots thrown at him from UVic. “We had an excellent first period tonight and fought through some penalty troubles the rest of the way to grind

out a win,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “UVic is a hardworking team that never gave up tonight and made us earn the victory. Alex (Sirard) came up with some big saves when he had to and our top offensive guys got the job done.” Even with a large lead, the Saints kept up their intensity level, perhaps more so after Logan Proulx was handed a game misconduct for a hit from behind late in the first. Proulx was second in goal scoring during the regular season; four other Saints players have three points thus far in the playoffs (Fidgett, Proulx, Spear and Crawford). The winner of the Castlegar Rebels’ second-round series

against Beaver Valley on Wednesday, Mar. 13 was unknown at press time, and is the deciding factor in where the Saints play against Simon Fraser University. If the Rebels win their series against Beaver Valley, the Saints will play games one and two of the championship series at the Nelson Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 15 - 16. Game seven for the Saints, if necessary, would be at the Castlegar complex Sunday, Mar. 17 at 6:00 p.m. However, if Beaver Valley comes out ahead Wednesday, all Saints championship games will be played at the Castlegar recreation centre. The official schedule can be seen at:

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Figure skating season may be drawing to a close but a few girls were practicing Friday, Mar. 8 at the Castlegar Recreation Centre. Skate Canada testing is still on the agenda for some and a year-end wrap up event is planned for April 7. The next season starts the first week of September. For more information about joining the club, email or call Kim Klashinsky at 250-3656144.

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Doreen Alexander Doreen Alexander passed away at Castlegar, B.C. on Sunday March 3rd at the age of 82. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Doreen was born October 11th, 1930 in Keewatin Ontario, and spent her early years in the Keewatin/Kenora area attending school, working and enjoying the lakes and outdoors. She spoke fondly of her youth often recounting lively stories and memories. Many of the friends Doreen made in the Keewatin/Kenora area remained lifelong friends. Doreen moved to Castlegar with her husband Don in 1964 and enjoyed the rest of her days there. She spent many years at the hockey rink with her kids and was an avid sports fan enjoying hockey, baseball and curling. Doreen had several very dear friends whose company she enjoyed to the last. Her house was the place for morning coffee! She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends for her determined feisty spirit, sense of humour, love of sports, politics and current events, and of course love of her family. Doreen is survived by her sister Margaret Snook, children Rob (Patti), Lori (Chris), Bruce (Deb) and Bill (Carolyn), nephew Bill and grandchildren Casey, Steven and Stephanie. You will be forever in our hearts and minds. We love you and will miss you mom.

Sadly the family of, Francisco “Frank” Gaspar Rodrigues of Castlegar, wishes to announce his passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Saturday, March 2, 2013, blessed with 80 years of life. Frank was born in Sao Joao, Pico, Azores, Portugal on August 4, 1932 to parents Maria and Francisco Rodrigues. On September 12, 1964, he married Maria Conceicao Da Rosa and they raised one son. He worked at the Celgar sawmill for about 35 years before he retired. Frank liked gardening, fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching all levels of hockey, especially his favourite team, the Montreal Canadiens. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Luisa and Maria. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 48 years Maria; son Luis; brother Manuel; sister Matilde; many cousins and many nieces and nephews. Vigil Prayers were at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rita’s Catholic Church by Father David John on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 followed by interment at Park Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. “LOVING MEMORY, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.” The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to staff and nurses at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and at Talarico Place Care Centre. They would also like to thank Dr. Merritt, Dr. Sithembu, Dr. Van Vliet, Dr. Trenholme and Bill Strilaeff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

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Payroll Administration / Accounting We require a highly-proďŹ cient, detail-oriented individual with solid experience in payroll and beneďŹ ts administration and various accounting duties. Along with accounting experience, you must be accurate, at ease with computers, personable, exible and professional. This is currently a permanent, part-time position. As our businesses grow, there is opportunity for this to transition into a full time position.

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Thompson Creek Metals, a growing diversified metals company, is building the Mount Milligan copper gold mine in north central BC. This new mine is scheduled to come into production in the second half of 2013 and the project team has recently surpassed 3.8 million hours without a lost time incident. If you are interested in joining a safety-first culture, we are currently looking for talented people to join our team in the following areas: Finance and Administration Manager - responsible for the accounting functions for the operation and have a month end reporting responsibility to the Denver head office. Must have their accounting designation and should have 5-10 years accounting experience at a high level and preferably mining or related heavy industry experience The position is an onsite position, 5X2 schedule 8 hours per day. (2) Senior Accountants - responsible for accounts payable, monthly reporting systems, preparation of monthly financial statements and coordination and preparation of year end audit files. Must have a minimum of (3) years and have or working towards their professional designations. Mill Maintenance General Foreman – In this position you will supervise a multishift operations department and partner with the metallurgy and operations departments to safely achieve ore throughput and metal extraction goals. Mill Operations Supervisor - responsible for the supervision of Mill Operations Technicians in a positive and productive manner. Health and Safety Superintendent - to proactively manage the operational requirements in the development, implementation and review of strategy, policy, procedures, standards and practices to achieve best practices for a secure, safe and healthy work environment. HR Generalist - reporting to the HR manager, you will be primarily responsible for providing expertise across employee relations, and remuneration and benefits, as well as supporting efforts to earn Mount Milligan a reputation as an employer of choice. Detailed job descriptions and qualifications can be found at All positions offer a competitive salary plus benefits package in line with qualifications and experience. To be considered for our team, please send a cover letter and your resume to: We thank all interested candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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HELP WANTED IN-HOME CHILD-CARE We are looking for someone to provide child care & housekeeping in our home. 20-30 Hrs per week 3-5 Days per week Duties would include; • Caring for our 3 year-old & 7 year-old (after school) • Light housekeeping duties to help out with maintaining a home for a family of ďŹ ve • General hours of work would be various days between Tuesday and Friday & usually every second Saturday, having Sunday and Monday off. For more info call Barry or Shannon 250-365-1693.


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School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) invites applications for the position of

Information Systems – Helpdesk Technician School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is a looking for an energetic Information Systems - Helpdesk Technician to join our team. This challenging district position will provide support for district information systems. School District #20 is a compact district nestled in interior BC. We enjoy a strong commitment to technology throughout our district. Our technical environment includes: over 1000 computers (both Windows and Macintosh); a fibre based wide area network connecting all our sites; and diverse software set. Enjoy a very supportive environment, great quality of life and reasonable cost of living in the West Kootenays. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supports district and school-based staff with technology issues and concerns 2. Logs and tracks issues; routes issues to appropriate team member 3. Performs inventory on a variety of systems 4. Creates and manages accounts in a variety of systems 5. Installs, configures and troubleshoots current business and education software 6. Performs other related duties. Deadline for applying is Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Noon). For full detail including qualifications please refer to the Careers section of our website at www.sd20.

The Board of Directors of Nelson Community Services Centre is seeking an Executive Director for our non-profit agency. The Executive Director is responsible for overall program management and staff accountability as well as community development and growth of the agency. We are looking for a qualified professional who will be a leader for our team of 23 full and part time employees and 9 Board Members. This is a challenging and rewarding position with responsibility for a wide range of counselling, support and community programs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS • Masters level education in social work or related field • A minimum of 3 years non-profit management experience. • Demonstrated experience and competence with financial administration, human resource management in a unionized setting, contract management, program and fund development. This is a full time position with salary commensurate with education and experience beginning July 2013. To review a detailed job description, go to Further inquiries may be directed to Lena Horswill, retiring Executive Director, at 250-352-3504 Ext: 223 Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Julia Bennett Chair of Recruitment and Hiring Committee #201 – 518 Lake Street Nelson, BC V1L 4C6 Or e-mail to: Closing Date: Friday, March 29th, 2013

The Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative is seeking applications for the position of EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR.


:ou are a creative visionary individual Xho is familiar Xith the non-promt community services sector and is passionate about its contribution to civil society. You are a facilitative leader who can inspire staff, contracted consultants, and Co-op members to contribute their talents to increasing the capacity and effectiveness of community services in the region. You have demonstrated eYperience in mnancial management, communicating with sector leaders, funders, and the public, working with a Boardof Directors, and connecting with jurisdictions beyond the local. You are collaborative in your approach and familiar with the values of co-operative association. You like to get out and about, look for opportunities, and make things happen. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• A university degree, ideally post-graduate level, in a relevant discipline(s); • Related professional certimcations WORK EXPERIENCE

• .inimum mve years eYperience at the senior management level in the community services sector, ideally in several different settings • Demonstrated eYperience in effective mnancial management of a compleY organi[ation • Demonstrated responsibility for key programs or organi[ational units • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors • Understanding and endorsing the principles on which a Co-operative is based • Experience working with a Co-operative or in other collaborative structures Further information is available at: Further inquiries may be directed to: Judy Pollard, Board Chair, at 250-354-4028 or Please email a cover letter and resume to: or mail to: Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative, #304-625 Front Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 4B6 Attn: Judy Pollard, Board Chair

Closing date: April 5, 2013


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0887118 BC Ltd. DBA City Furniture in Castlegar is hiring 2 f/t Sales Associate (furniture) 2 f/t Delivery Drivers 1 Warehouse Worker Duties for sales associate are Greet customers and discuss type, quality and quantity of furniture for purchase, quote prices credit terms, trade-in allowances, warranties and delivery dates etc. salary would be $12.00 per hour.

Warehouse worker duties are to move household appliances and furniture onto and off moving trucks or vans, Perform other activities such as counting, sorting, packing and unpacking, opening containers and crates, filling warehouse orders etc. salary would be $16.00 per hour. All positions are full time with 40 hrs per week. Interested applicants please email resume at


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LAKEVIEW Lodge (retirement facility in West Kelowna) seeking permanent full time RNs. / fax: 250-768-3858

Professional/ Management COMMUNICATIONS Supervisor - this position is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the internal and external communications program. The Communications Supervisor provides expert advice and direction to the management team and elected officials on communication policies and strategies. See our website for full job description City of Quesnel.

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Yoga Under the Sun Yoga offers beginners to advance stay strong for older adults restorative yoga therapy & yoga for MS, Classes April 1, 2013 at 2 fully equipped studios Janice Ferraro 250-365-5428

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Great opportunity in Kitimat BC. If you love the outdoor life style, OK Tire is looking for you. Excellent opportunity good remuneration & benefits for the successful applicant with the option to eventually. Own your own business. Fax resume to 1-250-635-5367 Attn. General Manager or email

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Executive Director Kalein Hospice Centre

How might a culture-shift towards fully embracing death as a natural part of life, impact the following: Personal values and choices, social policies, approaches to education, bringing communities together to develop effective regional strategies. Where would you focus if you were asked to evolve more expansive ways of providing care in a rapidly aging world? Kalein’s Executive Director will lead the development and growth of a unique centre where questions like these, and all aspects of what it means to “live fully at all stages of life including end-of-life,” are explored in a master-planned campus setting, featuring a Centre for Dialogue & Education fully integrated with a residential hospice care facility. You will consult with the Board of Directors to fulfill Kalein’s unique vision and mission for this integrated campus. In addition to the management aspects of the position, you will oversee and be engaged with development of a variety of programming and funding initiatives, you will cultivate relationships with thought leaders and partners locally and globally, from a wide range of disciplines, you will lead Kalein’s evolution as a recognized centre of inquiry and care. You will feel completely at home in a variety of environments, whether developing long term strategies, managing day-to-day operations, representing Kalein to the public and potential funders, negotiating cooperative partnerships and working side-by-side with volunteers. You will have compassionate empathy for the end-of-life experience. You will be living in the city of Nelson, on the shores of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia. Known internationally for its limitless outdoor recreation, lively cultural influences, and unique reputation as a place that attracts social “change makers,” Nelson offers an unmatched quality of life for those seeking a dynamic, family-friendly, rural community change from the urban experience.

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Please send your resume with cover letter to Submissions must be received by 5pm, March 28, 2013. All applications will receive a personal response. Complete Job Description available on our website at

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Real Estate Houses For Sale 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath Home in Emerald Green Sub-division many upgrades & extras asking $391,900 call 365-4918 to view


Suites, Lower 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 Cute, clean & bright 1 Bdrm, Adult Bldg furnished, ready to move in N/P, N/S, 365-5246 CASTLEGAR South 1 Bdrm Suite, Basement lrg kitchen/dining room, Avail Immed, $750/mth incl Utilities internet, 250-304-7490

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 brdm + den. 1 - 1 1/2 bath N/S $1500/m util included + Deposit, avail April 1st ref req

or 1.800.611.5788 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $700/mth + utilities, 365-5070, leave msg Avail April 1st

SELKIRK MANOR CEDAR MANOR 1 & 2 Bedroom Apt Call 250-304-3026 250-365-3034

Commercial/ Industrial 4500SQ FT (418sq meters) grd flr, suitable for retail/whole sale, customer parking, loading dock, high traffic visibility. Call (250)352-5674.

Homes for Rent Comfortable Log Cabin F/S, N/S inside, $700/mth + Utilities, References required 10 mins from Castlegar 250-365-3406 250.365.6397




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2002 Toyota Corolla 4 dr sedan, auto, 4 cyl, PS, PB, very high km. Vehicle has been extremely well maintained. Interior, exterior and mechanical condition 9 out of 10. 40 mpg. $3,700 obo. 250-442-0122.


15’ Welded aluminum boat, 6’10” wide, 44 inches deep v-hull with stand up fisherman’s top, sst steering lights horn bilge pump. Boats are new. Trailers available. $6750. Chilliwack 250-244-1704

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The BC Services Card. Your CareCard, and more.

Alley kids earn silver Bantam girls bowlers from Castle Bowl won silver medals at the 2013 YBC Provincial 5 Pin, 4 Steps to Stardom championship in Vernon on Mar. 2. Pictured are coach Derek Handley: (L-R) front row: Aryanna Stuart, 9, and Averi Handley, 7, and 10-year-olds Ella Handley and Kalee Glennie. Submitted

One card. Many services. The new BC Services Card is part of government’s plan to modernize BC’s health care system. It replaces your CareCard, can be combined with your driver’s licence, and also acts as your photo ID. It’s more convenient and more secure, with enhanced features to protect your personal information. And getting yours is easy. Starting February 15, 2013, and for the next five years, you can simply enrol when renewing your driver’s licence. And even if you don’t drive, you can enrol at the nearest location where driver’s licences are issued. To learn more visit:


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Top hoops crew The Trail men’s league (which includes many Castlegar players) basketball champions, pictured with the trophy. (L-R) Back row: Dylan Fitzpatrick, Ed Canzian, Mark Davies. Front row: Scott Onyschuk, Steve Mota, Jaime Simpson, Minko Kulic. Submitted

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Swimmers successful in provincials Submitted

The Central Kootenay Swim Club has very successfully wrapped up the 2012 - 2013 short course season with swimmers attending both AA and AAA Provincial Championships. Riley Mager, Kesley Andrusak, Gabrielle Hanvold and Niallan Collier all qualified to attend the AAA Championship meet held in Victoria the first weekend of March. That meet drew almost 700 swimmers from around the province. Kelsey

Andrusak qualified for finals in three of her events: 50, 100 and 200 freestyle; Gabby Hanvold qualified for the evening swim in the 100 butterfly; Niallan Collier achieved best times in all five of his swims and Riley Mager — who attended the meet with one qualifying time — finished off the weekend with two more. The long course season has just started up and runs through till the end of July. The first meet of the new season will be at the end of April in Calgary.

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