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Coun. Michael Wirischagin, the city’s GFI liaison, was caught off guard by the announcement. “I know a great deal of locals will The 2013 Grand Forks International (GFI) baseball tournament be disappointed with that decision. I am sure they had their reasons as has been cancelled. The GFI board of directors cited to why they aren’t going to hold it, the retirement of key, long-time but truly I believe that if there was a volunteers and the withdrawal of way, any way possible in the world two confirmed teams (Langley Sr. to hold it, they should,” Wirischagin said. Blaze and Park“It is a part of land Whitesox) to our cultural idenattend Canadian tity and a part of Nationals as reawho we are. This is sons for the tournot to mention the nament’s canceltens of thousands lation. of dollars that are It wasn’t a pumped into the decision made service industry – lightly, GFI Baseaccommodations, ball (2001) Socifood and the like ety president Bud due to this tournaAlcock told the ment. That money Gazette. is not going to be “We had three easily replaced,” he extraordinary said, adding that meetings,” he BUD ALCOCK he wished organizsaid. “We agonized over this for several weeks. ers well in planning for 2014. There has been suggestion that Normally at this time of the year, we meet once a month and we’ve the tournament had been struggling been meeting every week since over the last few years but Alcock Christmas, trying to see if there dismissed the notion that the canwere alternate teams we could pull cellation had to do with financial in. It didn’t come together quite issues. “Thanks to the guidance and efthe way we wanted but we spent the last month and a half basically forts of previous boards and sponagonizing over it and finally came sors over the last few years, the GFI to a decision that we had to make is stronger financially than it’s ever up our minds by the beginning of been. As mentioned, we lost two March. As a result we decided not key teams and some key volunteers, nothing much more than that,” Alto go with it this year.” However, the hiatus for the tour- cock went on to say. The City of Grand Forks is in the nament will be only for one year, Alcock said, with the GFI commit- process of rebuilding the infield of tee planning for the 2014 tourna- James Donaldson Park and the GFI board said the decision would alment. “Next year we’ll come back just low the field to be in optimum conas strong,” Alcock said. “We’re dition in 2014. Doug Allin, CAO for the City of looking forward to 2014, we’re going to be out canvassing for volun- Grand Forks said that the installateers again, we’re working really tion of the infield is expected to be hard in bringing some top-quality, completed in the next two weeks, international ball into Grand Forks when all moisture is gone and depending on delivery of materials. again.”


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Grand Forks’ Antal wins lottery at 77 years in 1983 1913 That Grand Forks was second only to Vancouver as the most important exporting port in B.C. was the information contained in a recent Dominion government report. 1918 Local businesses closed for an hour on the afternoon of March 6 in respect to the late Premier H.C. Brewster of B.C., whose funeral took place in Victoria. He had died in Calgary of double pneumonia. 1923 The city’s turbine and generating plant, which for years had been located near the smelter, was sold and being taken to Slocan for a mining plant. 1928 After spending the past eight years on orchestra tours throughout the Orient, roving musician Gaston Lequime returned home to Grand Forks. 1933 The Province Hotel dining room was the scene of an elaborate banquet where the Grand Forks Comets and the executive of the Athletic Association were entertained by club president and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. Larsen. 1938 With the idea of experimenting in manufacturing of a building insulation material from the granulated slag at the old smelter site, council gave an option for the entire slag volume to Interior Contracting of Penticton. 1943 Enrolment had reached 364 in the educational program for Japanese children

put into operation last fall in Greenwood by the Franciscan Brothers and Sisters of the Order of Atonement. 1948 The Royal Commission hearing claims of Japanese property losses incurred through wartime evacuation held sittings at the courthouse here under Justice H.E. Bird. 1953 Bill Soukeroff and Violet Rezansoff were delegates to the sixth annual high school conference sponsored by the UBC Alma Mater Society. 1958 The east end of the bridge at Rock Creek was the site chosen by the Boundary Historical Society and Rock Creek Centennial Committee for the century cairn in which would be placed a 100year time capsule. 1963 Candidates for the Okanagan-Boundary in the upcoming federal election were David Pugh, Conservative; W.A. Gilmour, Liberal; John Young, New Democrat; F.D. (Jack) Shaw, Social Credit, all of whom were from the Okanagan. 1968 Les Henderson received his Gold Cord from Scoutmaster Colin Bunt at the father and son banquet. 1973 Maureen Cochran, Lawrence Chernoff, Maryanne Kishi and Erik Lampi of the Grand Forks Figure Skating Club, along with pro Kim Hutchinson, travelled to Spokane to tape a TV interview. 1983 After a lifetime of buying lottery tick-

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GFSS looks to add ebooks

SASCHA PORTEOUS Gazette Reporter

Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) Vice-Principal Shawn Lockhart thinks digital books will address the concerns surrounding the

library at the high school. The school replaced the library with a gym to meet the growing health concerns that face kids these days, Lockhart said. “The library we had was a very large space and it contained a lot of reading material, and sadly only about 20 per cent of those books were used,” he said at the school board meeting last Tuesday. After the creation of the gym, there was a newly renovated space, the Distance Learning Centre (DLC), and Karen de Wynter, the new librarian at the time, wanted to bring an e-shelf of books into the space. “I then talked to the administration and Sean Anderson, the past librarian, to discuss this adventure and they thought it would be a good idea,” said de Wynter in an email to the Gazette. “The students in our school rarely go anywhere without their cell phones/iPod etc so I am hoping once this is up and running they can easily access the novels that have been purchased on their devices,” she said. The school has purchased 91 online books (ebooks), which de Wynter said is just “baby steps,” but she is looking at potential resources that can be accessed by teachers to use in their classrooms and adding to the collection of novels down the road. Shawn Lockhart There is room to study in the DLC, which is where a portion of the books from the library have been transferred to, the multipurpose room, the seniors study lounge or the counseling area, said Lockhart. However, Norm Sabourin, president of the Boundary District Teachers’ Association, told the Gazette that ebooks cannot replace the library. “The library is more than just books, it’s a place for the students to study and learn,” he said. “The old library was a great safe space for the kids.” Lockhart said that the library did not represent an ideal study model. “Some kids went in there and studied, but it was more of a social hangout,” he said. The school district is optimistic that the ebooks will be a cost saving measure. The purchase of 91 ebooks was approximately $1,000 which is comparable to the cost of hard copy books, said de Wynter. “What’s cheaper is that they are not going to get lost, damaged or wear out. It’s the longevity of potential savings, your copy will be just as fresh and robust and graffiti free as the person who read it the first time,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Strukoff. The ebooks can be read and viewed on a laptop, tablet reader, computer or a phone and because the school offers a wireless Internet connection, students will be able to access the books on their own device. Sabourin’s concern is for children who come from families who cannot afford phones or tablets. Strukoff said it’s something that the district has to address. “We need to ensure there is adequate devices for students that forgot them at home or for people that don’t have them or cannot afford them,” he said. Currently the school has 24 iPads, which can be used by the students, as well as three computer labs. “Right now it is a non-issue and we will make sure that no students get left behind,” said Strukoff. Ebooks will not be replacing hard copy books as not all students have devices but they are there to supplement and enhance our library experience, said de Wynter. When the system is all up and running, which will begin after spring break, students will be able to sign out a book and in two weeks it will be automatically returned if the student hasn’t returned it earlier. “We have more access to books than we have ever had, ever, and we have increased our space for physical daily activity, so I feel pretty good about where we are,” said Lockhart.

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Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison displays two counterfeit $100 bills that were brought into Grand Forks RCMP by business owners last week. Pictured below, one of the counterfeit bill. Karl Yu Photos

Local businesses warned of counterfeit bills circulating


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Businesses in Grand Forks are being advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100 bills with the serial number EJK4145615. According to Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison, a pair of businesses (Subway and the gas station at Extra Foods) reported the counterfeit currency on March 12. The bills were recreations of the Canadian Journey series paper bank notes, as opposed to the new Frontier series polymer bank notes that were introduced in 2011. “Basically the business owners from two businesses in town brought them in to us,” Harrison said. “We don’t know how many more are out in the community but we strongly suspect if there are two, there’s likely more.” There are two individuals that have been identified as being involved in passing the bills and the investigation is continuing. Harrison said that if there are more counterfeit bills, they will likely have the identical serial numbers and the ones handed over to them yesterday were poor imitations, as the hologram on one bill had the No. 10 as opposed to 100. “Normally with counterfeit bills, there are several detection methods. Businesses that have the ultraviolet light can detect it for certain markings. The other thing that is very difficult for criminals to reproduce are planchettes in the paper, which are little green discs that are actually put in the paper when the paper is manufactured, so they can’t be drawn on and if they are, it’s very apparent,” explained Harrison, adding that the planchettes can be seen by holding a bill up to a light.

Harrison also said the ink on modern currency bills never dries, so if people were to take a legal paper bill – as opposed to one recreated on a printer – and rub it on paper, some of the colour would come off. “That’s indicative that it’s a real bill,” Harrison said. “If in doubt, you’re not obligated to accept it. We would prefer if you contacted us. If your store has video then we want to find out who is passing the bills because of course, what the purpose of our investigation is, is to track it back as far as we can to determine how the bills are coming into our community and in fact, if we can track it back to find out who’s actually manufacturing the counterfeit bills. That’s our ultimate goal,” he went on to say. Grand Forks RCMP can be contacted at 250442-8288.


In a story entitled “Grand Forks and Winnie Hotel Fires, a year later,” a quote from former Grand Forks Hotel resident George Genich said that the hotel had been burning for a couple of hours before fire crews responded to the March 7 fire and it was an issue of lack of resources. To clarify, that was not actually the case. Grand Forks Fire Rescue had enough equipment and split into two groups, with one team tackling the Winnipeg Hotel fire and the other tackling the Grand Forks Hotel with minimal delay. The Christina Lake fire department assisted with the Grand Forks Hotel fire.

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No substitute for real books Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) is purchasing 91 ebooks for approximately $1,000, which can be loaned out like physical library books to students. Given the movement to use technology as a learning tool in the classroom (SMART boards etc.), it isn’t surprising but it really isn’t the right thing to do. GFSS converted its library to a gym, a controversial move, and while the reasoning is sound (health of students), and the fact that administration says only 20 per cent of the books were being utilized, accessibility is an issue with the digital books. Students will be able to read ebooks through devices such as laptop, tablet (iPad etc.) and personal computers and even their cellphones and while GFSS has computer stations and a number of tablet computer that it has purchased, there are more students than the number of outlets for reading ebooks. Not everyone has a cellphone and not everyone has access to a personal computer – library books are intended to be used by all aren’t they? Everyone has access to a library book Also, it is said that students and youth today seem to be spending too much time staring at screens – playing video games, social media, computer time, watching TV – and reading through a device isn’t doing much to cut down the amount of time students and youth stare at screens. Research from the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health even suggests that with 6.1 hours of screen time (the average for British adolescents) there is a link with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While the move to the use of technology use is a sign of the times, even in the classroom, using ebooks is not a replacement to the physical borrowing of books from a library. While every student can take a library book out, not everyone has tablets, personal computers or laptops or other devices that can be used to view the digital books and therefore, the digital books won’t be as accessible. Even if library books weren’t seeing as much use, all students should be able to borrow a library book at any time, whether the reasons are for research or even for pleasure.

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regimented, in my opinion. The day’s events started with an official security briefing at 7:45 a.m. on Friday morning, to establish a certain set of rules, regulations and time restraints. As we toured the pilots’ training school, simulators, flights, operations centre, hangars, and the control tower, I began to understand why the rules are set in place. Sending student pilots up in the air and bringing them back safely takes a huge amount of synchronicity. Everyone involved in the operation needs to be on the same page and has to perform their task accurately each and every time. One single mistake could be

disastrous. Before Stefan and his cohorts ever take to the skies, they have to run through a series of long checklists in sequential order (mostly from memory), and when they are flying in certain training missions they are expected to reach their target to the exact second. The system works and it produces some of the best aviators in the world; living by its rules, regulations and time constraints. By the end of the weekend, instead of cringing at the thought of the strict air force structure, which we had been abiding by, I began to respect it. I was surprised to see Stefan and his four fellow graduates, flight instructors, junior students and senior professionals stand on the tables carousing together. But as they sang the air force march, I noticed they were all perfectly in sync and it was all done with the same precision they live by while defending our skies.

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Hundreds of men and women dressed in air force mess kit were standing on the tables, they chanted and shouted out loud, before they drowned their gullets with a full glass of wine. “What’s happening?” I thought to myself, as I watched my younger brother perform this ritual at the mess hall during his graduation dinner. My brother Stefan was celebrating his wings graduation this past weekend in Moose Jaw, Sask., which is a big milestone in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a student gets recognized as a qualified air force pilot. My whole family flew to the prairies to take part in the celebration. While I was mostly looking forward to the weekend, I was also a little apprehensive. I support my brother 110 per cent and I am incredibly proud of his accomplishment. However, I could never do what he does, the rules and regulations of the air force have always been a little too

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This committee not whole Editor: Re: New council meeting format on March 4 (story, Feb. 27 issue) The absence of Coun. Michael Wirischagin from meetings of the COTW (Committee of The Whole) – council’s new system of dealing with parts of the meetings in a less formal way on Monday mornings prior to the structured evening meetings – means it is not what it is supposed to be with everyone in attendance. While I sympathize, to a degree, with the good councillor’s dilemma, his situation deserves closer scrutiny. I’m not suggesting for one moment that he is in the same league as politicians who bring the very notion of democratic representation into the disrepute we witness on an almost daily basis (in fact, I sympathize with his position having also burned the candle at both ends) but it seems to me that he must make a decision because, as he is unable to meet his obligations as a duly elected councillor, he is in a tight spot. I am not prepared to meet the councillor’s honorarium and expenses while he is unable to turn up to work to represent our community at council table. As his 9-to-5 job interferes with his councillorship he has choices to make. Firstly, re-arrange his 9-to-5 job such that it doesn’t interfere with his obligations to the electorate or secondly, quit his

9-to-5 job in order to apply himself whole-heartedly to his elected position or thirdly, quit as councillor. His absence from COTWs throws an unfair burden on the rest. In any event, he should seriously reconsider re-election with this load on his plate because there is much to be done in chambers. While it is difficult to make these points in a small community where we are all neighbours (I live almost next door to he and his family) the point needs to be made. Employers don’t pay people who do not turn up for work. The community is the employer in this case. Dave Milton, Grand Forks


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Re: Bylaw has dog owners biting mad (story, March 13 issue) Guess I’ll be shopping in Osoyoos from now on. My pit bull border collie cross rescue dog has been accused of being vicious and according to this bylaw, is vicious. She is aggressive – she wants to meet people and other dogs and lets all know. She barks at deer, thus keeping them far away from my fence. If I thought non-dog people could understand the difference between vicious and aggressive I might have a different viewpoint. I have never had a problem with her in off-leash parks where the dogs are all on equal footing. Where are the provi-

z OPINION sions for penalizing owners who flaunt the bylaws? Where are the provisions for protecting caring owners from malicious complaints by people who just do not like dogs? Or who want to use the bylaw to “get back” at a neighbour? If my dog escapes from my truck in Grand Forks, what provision is there for notifying a non-resident? Bad bylaws, poorly written, will be abused. John Coburn, Midway *** Editor: I completely disagree with the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s Bylaw No. 1511. Pit bulls are saddled with an undeserved reputation fueled by ignorance and misunderstanding. Breed specific legislation (BSL) does nothing to diminish dog bites and attacks. It is costly to enforce and cannot be enforced consistently, as it is based on a look not a reality. Italy has recently repealed BSL in favour of more general terminology that addresses the problem of irresponsible owners and PROVEN vicious dogs. There isn’t a single statistic to prove BSL works and in jurisdictions with BSL, dog bite statistics do not decrease. BSL doesn’t work as any breed of dog can display bad behaviour and can bite, and resources and efforts are better spent educating owners, enforcing rules, and ticketing owners who fail to comply. For those of us who live out of city limits, limiting the number of dogs that a responsible owner with acreage can have makes no sense. Punish the deed not the breed! Russell Danish, Grand Forks

Thumbs down draconian animal bylaw Thumbs Up: Grand Forks Secondary School Grade 8 girls’ basketball team, for taking home the West Kootenay championship. Thumbs Down: The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary for its disgustingly draconian bylaw regarding dogs. Thumbs Up: Team Bartlett, for taking silver at the B.C. Juvenile curling provincials. Thumbs Down: And shame on the individuals that are using Gilpin Road east as their own personal garbage dump. Thumbs Up: The Sacred Heart CWL for the great tea and baked goods at its St. Patrick’s Day tea. Thumbs Down: Whoever made and circulated those counterfeit $100. Thumbs Up: Phoenix Mountain for putting on the Mountain Park Jam. Thumbs Down: To the fact there won’t be a Grand Forks International baseball tournament

this year. Thumbs Up: More daylight and warmer weather. Thumbs Down: Irresponsible pet owners. Thumbs Up: To spring break. Thumbs Down: To dirty roads. Thumbs Up: Jim Hartley for cutting his hair for can-

cer research. Thumbs Down: People who drive slow along Highway 3 and then turn without signalling. Thumbs Up: Dog owners who take care of their pets. Thumbs Down: Volunteers for putting time and effort in to making things happen. Thumbs Up: Roxul for taking steps to improve air quality. Thumbs Up: Grand Forks ATV Club for taking the time to map out the area. Thumbs Down: People that break into residences and steal things. Why do you take things that don’t belong to you?

We value public education On May 14, the voters of this province will be going to the polls to cast their vote for the party that will form the next government of British Columbia. TERESA REZANSOFF In anticipation of that, the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA), representing all 60 boards of education in the province, has begun an election campaign to raise the profile of public education amongst voters and the candidates running for office. Our campaign, “MeToo!” is designed to get conversations going about the value and worth of public education, locally and provincially. It gives citizens and candidates the opportunity to declare, “We value public education.” This is our opportunity to forge a vision for one of our province’s most valuable resources: public education. We know that there is no greater determinant of the long-term well-being for British Columbia and its citizens than the quality of its public education system. When students succeed, British Columbia succeeds. BCSTA, boards of education and individual trustees will be asking candidates to commit to a set of core values. It is through legislation that the co-governance relationship between government and boards of education is established. We are seeking a commitment to the continuance and strengthening of the co-governance relationship between boards of education and government. We want government to work more closely with us, their co-governors, on the development of policy, legislation and initiatives affecting public education and student achievement. The interests of citizens and the students of B.C. are best served through collaboration and consultation. We are strongly encouraging government to continue to work with boards of education to increase support for early learning programs, including processes for cross-ministerial co-operation and funding. School District 51 has worked hard to increase success rates for our Aboriginal learners, who account for 26 per cent of its students. Our graduation rate for Aboriginal students stands at 93 per cent. We are doing well, but there is still work to be done as the negative effects of the residential school legacy in B.C. continue to be felt in the public education system. Trustees are seeking a commitment from government to collectively re-double efforts to recognize the culture and history of Aboriginal peoples in provincial curriculum. Publicly elected school trustees are very proud of the success of B.C.’s public education system, but we have increasing concerns about the impact of funding pressures on the system. While we fully understand the realities of the current global and provincial economies, we also know that our students’ futures cannot wait. Trustees ask that government commit to predictable and stable funding, which includes the annual addition of dollars to address cost pressures. (Cost pressures include items like teacher pension and Medical Services Plan increases, rise in utility costs, negotiated salary increases and more.) So, in these last weeks leading up to the May 14 election, we hope that you will express your support for public education. Join your local trustees at all-candidates meetings where we will be asking candidates to commit to the above values. Go to and like us, tweet out what you value about public education to @BC_STA#METOOBC or check out the website Let’s get the conversation going. – Teresa Rezansoff is chair for the SD51’s board of education

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Fabulous Friday March 22, April 26 and May 17 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. All ages welcome. Board games, chess, Xbox 360 Kinect, crafts and snacks.

Join us for a special storytime Friday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grand Forks Public Library. We will be showing off our beautiful new shelving in the children’s area and our very own Mayor Brian Taylor will be there to help us celebrate with a song. Everyone welcome!


N I T E L L U B BOARD Are you caring for a loved one, or experienced the loss of a loved one? Would you like to chat with a person who understands? Call Louise at Boundary Community Hospice, 250-443-2162. Boundary Museum Society We are located in the old Fructova School – 6145 Reservoir Road. We are open 7 days a week – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Our kids “Event A Day” program will be starting soon. Watch for details here! 250-442-3737. Dial-A-Law Dial-A-Law is a free service with information on B.C. and federal laws. Access Dial-A-Law by phone (it’s automated) and on the web to hear or read scripts prepared by lawyers. Call toll-free 1-800-565-5297; on the web, go to Every Monday • Senior Centre Branch 68 is holding Crib at 1:30 p.m. • “Are you troubled by someone’s drinking?” Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. at the Catholic Church Rectory 7269 - 9th St., Grand Forks. For information call Liz at 250442-5654 or Lewis G. at 250-447-2668. • Lawn Bowling - A Sport for Life, played at a casual level 6:30 p.m. (assembly 6:15 p.m.) Christina Lake. Bowls available, everyone welcome. • Grand Forks Border Bruins Bingo held at the Curling Rink. Early birds starts at 6:45 p.m. All proceeds to the Border Bruin Junior B Hockey. • Drop-in carpet bowling is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 9:30 a.m. • The CanCan Troupe practices from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church on 7th St. Contact Mona at 250-442-2237 or Mel at

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Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 Starting at 10:00 a.m. at City Park for children up to age 12

We will have a puppet show, face painting, and other assorted activities (bean bag toss, fish pond and bowling) IT’S FREE! Sponsored by River Valley Community Church

2nd Annual Spring Bazaar Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Midway Ice Rink. Tables $15. For more information call Vic at 778-4368551, Jeannette 250-449-6804 or email Booking deadline March 1.



Email your event to with the words “Event Listing” in the subject line; You can also mail it to Box 700, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 or drop it off at our office at 7255 Riverside Drive – please mark clearly “Event Listing”

250-447-2614. • Boundary Stroke Recovery Club meets at 341 - 75th Avenue, 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. For information call Ian Taylor at 250-442-3545. • Pickle Ball is held at Barbara Ann Park from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $1 drop-in fee. (Also held Wednesdays.) Contact 250-442-2604 for information. Everyone welcome. • Is food a problem for you? The Grand Forks Overeaters Anonymous Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church basement, 7252 7th St. Phone Ella at 250-442-2346. Last Monday Every Month • Kettle River Recreation Commission meets at the Rock Creek Trading Post at 7 p.m. Come out and support activities for families! 1st Tuesday Every Month • Satsang Buddhist Group meets at the Grand Forks Library meeting room from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. For information call 1-800336-6015. Everyone welcome. • Grand Forks Elks #493 meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Slavonic Hall at 686-72nd Ave in Grand Forks (except for July & August), effective Feb. 1st. New members and volunteers are welcome. Contact Larry Jmaiff 250-442-2856; Roy Stevenson 250442-5260 or Shawna Schuh 250-442-4276. For more info: We look forward to participating in fundraisers for the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children and opportunities to socialize with members, guests and the community. • Grand Forks Search & Rescue meets at 6:30 p.m. at Nursery Fire Hall. New members welcome. Call Barry at 250-442-5818 for more information. • A spiritual study group, called a Satsang, meets in the Grand Forks Public Library meeting room from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. For further information on HUMUH, check our website:, or call 1-800-

336-6015. Everyone welcome. Admission free; donations welcome. 2nd Tuesday Every Month • Ladies Auxiliary Legion Branch 59 meets at the Legion Hall at 1 p.m. • Resident Free Masons in the Grand Forks and Christina Lake area join our Harmony Lodge No. 37 in Grand Forks. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Mason hall on Market Ave. Visitations with view to affiliation welcome. Call Gord at 250-442-3218 for information. 4th Tuesday Every Month • You are invited to enjoy a vegan vegetarian lunch sponsored by Boundary Sabbath Fellowship. Potluck; bring your hot or cold dish, and copies of your recipe to share. Held at the Lutheran Church Basement at noon. Every Wednesday • Music in Gyro Park, July & August weather permitting. 7 pm - 9 pm. Bring your lawn chairs! • Senor Center Branch 68 is holding Carpet Bowling at 9:30 a.m. • Each Wednesday the Grand Forks Choral Society meets at 7 - 9 p.m. at the GFSS band room. Concert dates April 27& 28. For more info phone Nanci at 250-442-3935. • Boundary Hikers meet. For information and times please call 250-442-0160, 250442-5272 or 250-447-9278. • Boundary Healing Rooms - open from 1-3 p.m. at River Valley Community Church, 2826 75th Ave. Affiliated with International Association of Healing Rooms. Trained prayer teams ready to pray with you. No charge. No appointment necessary. • Boundary Women’s Resource Centre Drop-in 11:30 to 5:00. We provide referrals, library, information, social time for women and much more. Call for more info 250442-5212. • Drop-in Whist is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1:30 p.m. • Pickle Ball is held at Barbara Ann Park from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $1 drop-in fee. (Also held Mondays.) Contact 250-442-2604 for information. Everyone welcome. • Free Texas Holdem Poker at the Royal

The Grand Forks Gazette regrets that there may not be room to publish every item every week; priority will be given to new and timely items. The Gazette also cannot accept annual general meeting notices in “Out and About”. Highlights – Non-profit organizations, book early for this FREE spot. Bookings fill up fast! Phone the Gazette to book your spot – call 250-442-2191.

Canadian Legion, 7353 - 6th St. Grand Forks, BC. For more information, call Frank at 250-443-2370. Last Wednesday Every Month • Adult Book Club meets at the Christina Living Arts Centre at 1:30 p.m. Call the Grand Forks Library to find out what we’re reading this month. Last Thursday Every Month • Adult Book Club meets at the Grand Forks Library at 7 p.m. Call the Grand Forks Library to find out what we’re reading this month. Every Friday • Pre-school Storytime - Fridays from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Everybody welcome for rhymes, songs, stories and puppets. At the GF Library. • Boundary Bandits Car Club meets at Tastie Treat at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Ownership of an old car/truck is not necessary for membership. Call Jack at 250-442-3502. • Youth Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive) for grades 8-12. For more info call 250-442-5148. • The Youth Group at River Valley Community Church meets at 7 p.m. For information call 250-442-8456. • Narcotics Anonymous (open) meeting is held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church (basement), 7252 7th St., at 8 p.m. • Drop-in carpet bowling is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1 p.m. • Storytime at the Grand Forks Public Library is held from 10:15 to 11 a.m. All ages welcome, no pre-registration necessary. • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s in Greenwood. TBA for Midway. Contact Wendy at 250-449-2809. • “Are you troubled by someone’s drinking?” Al Anon meets at noon at the Catholic Church Rectory 7269 - 9th St., Grand Forks. For information call Liz at 250-442-5654 or Lewis G. at 250-447-2668. • Blessings Boutique from noon to 3:45 p.m. at the Gospel Chapel. Contact Karen at 250-443-1295. Every Saturday


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Community Easter Dinner Saturday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds Pavilion. FREE. Just arrive, donations will be accepted. Door prizes. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert and coffee. Sponsored by the Kettle River Lions Club.

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• Adult Knitting Club 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. Needles and wool provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies. Donations for this program are gratefully accepted. Please let the library know in advance if you will attending this free program. 250-442-3944. • Kettle River Lions’ Meat Draw at 3 p.m. at the Prospector at the Rock Creek Hotel. • Boundary Woodworkers Guild meet every morning for a drop in workshop at around 9 am at 8120B Donaldson Drive (the former SPCA site) with a monthly business meeting at 10 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month. Prospective members are welcome. • Boundary Hikers meet. For information and times please call 250-442-0160, 250442-5272 or 250-447-9278. • Storytime at Kocomo’s for children 6 and under at 11:30 a.m. Every week a different storyteller. This event is free and held at Kocomo’s Coffee Shop in Grand Forks. • Grand Forks Soberiders AA Group meets at 10 am at First Baptist Church, 2495, 76th Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 250-443-3121. • The Royal Canadian Legion holds a meat draw from 3 - 5 p.m. • Chess Club meets in the meeting room at the Grand Forks Public Library from 2 - 5 p.m. All levels of players welcome. Instruction is available. 3rd Saturday of the Month • Seniors are welcome at 686 72nd Ave. on the third Saturday of the month (except for December). We have a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Grand Forks Slavonic Centre. Bring your favourite dish or donation of $6. New members/guests are welcome! Fellowship, card games, shuffleboard, pool, etc., after the meal. For more information call Elizabeth/John at 250-4422609 or Pauline at 250-442-3440. 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month • The Grand Forks Trap Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Wildlife Range. For more information call 250-442-8424.

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Partners in Brine Seafood! Orion’s Fish Bus will be in Christina Lake, Monday, Mar. 25 at Esso; Grand Forks on Hwy 3, 1 block west of Subway, Friday Mar. 29

All on ‘board’ The Grand Forks and District Public Library held its annual general meeting on March 6 to review the eventful year of 2012. All of the board members raised testament to another successful year and thanked all the staff and the community for its support. Three new trustees were named to the board: Elise Rimbey (Area D), David Rostek (Area C) and Wayne Hind (City of Grand Forks), and Martin Domeij was re-elected (Area D). Front row left to right: David Janzen, Cher Wyers, Rimbey and Ralph White. Middle row: Rostek, Hind, William Caley and Martin Domeij. Back row: Nigel James and Avi Silberstein.

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RCMP: Gas line ruptures as man dies

SASCHA PORTEOUS Gazette Reporter

A gas line was damaged as a man died from what appears to be a massive heart attack in the parking lot of the Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks. Jeffrey Ulmer, a 47-year-old resident from Grand Forks, had driven himself to the hospital on March 16 at 5:53 a.m. and upon arriving at the front doors of the emergency room, it appears that he attempted to put the vehicle into park but accidently put it into reverse and then collapsed at the wheel of the truck, said Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. “The truck proceeded in reverse across the parking lot, striking a parked vehicle, the right hand wheel of the truck was half ripped off, the truck then proceeded in two large (45 to 60 metre) diameter circles in the parking lot before final sticking the corner of the building and breaking a natural gas line,” he said. A Grand Forks RCMP constable attended the scene. He first saw a Mazda Three in the parking lot severely damaged. “He then noticed a truck backwards up against the north east corner of the emergency wing of the hospital. Upon approaching the truck he detected a very strong odor of gas, he then noticed there was a male in the truck slumped over,” said Harrison. “He pulled the person from the truck and commenced CPR immediately because the person was unresponsive at that time.” Medical staff came out and determined the person died of what appeared to be a heart attack. “The fire department attended and ventilated the emergency department because gas had encroached the emergency department,” said Harrison.

The coroner has been advised and will conduct a full post mortem examination. Thieves make off with rifles in break-and-enter at Christina Lake Thieves with a possible fancy for guns made off with five rifles during one of nine break-and-enters at Christina Lake. “On the 11th of March, the first of a series of nine breakand-enters into seasonal residences at Christina Lake were reported,” said Harrison. “The initial incident occurred at about 1:40 a.m., when the (seasonal resident) woke up to find the culprit inside his house.” The man fled outside the house, got into a waiting dark coloured SUV, driven by another male and they headed out to Highway 3 and headed eastbound,” said Harrison. “Shortly there after, we got reports of a series of break-andenters and while out at the scene investigating those, we came across even more.” RCMP believes they happened on either March 9, 10 or 11. The break-and-enters happened on East Lake Drive, Brown Road and Page Road. “In most cases, they were forcible entries into the house, broken windows, pried latches on doors, we have reports of TVs taken and in one particular case they broke into a gun safe and removed five long guns believed to be rifles of some type,” said Harrison. Seasonal break-ins are not uncommon at Christina Lake, however most times they don’t come to the attention of police until months afterwards when the seasonal residents come back and discover that their place has been broken into, he said. The suspects are believed to be from out of town and the matter is still under investigation.

z EARTH HOUR At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, it will be the annual Earth Hour event where residents and businesses around the world will be asked to turn off lights for an hour to raise awareness about the need to action on climate change. Don’t forget to turn your lights off between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. local time.

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Besides the inconvenience of the mess and the disruption of your household routine, did you know that frequent occurrences of basement flooding can result in long-term damage to the building and contents that may not be covered by insurance. Generally your insurance will not cover you for water damage caused by continuous or repeated seepage or leakage of water or steam from within a plumbing, heating, sprinkler or air conditioning system, or domestic appliance, including but not limited to a waterbed, aquarium. Your insurance also will not respond if water damage is caused by flood, surface water, spray, waves, tides, tidal waves, ice or waterborne objects. The water damage must be caused by the sudden and accidental escape of water from a watermain, the sudden and accidental escape of water or steam from within a plumbing, heating, sprinkler, air conditioning system or domestic appliance, which is located inside your dwelling. Basement flooding problems can be avoided or prevented by checking your downspouts and eavestroughs. Make sure the downspouts extend away from your house so water does not collect next to the basement walls and windows, it should drain away from your house. Clean debris from eavestroughs regularly. If the land around your home slopes in toward the foundation, you want to build up the ground around your home so that the water drains away from your basement walls. Also examine sidewalks, patios, decks and driveways as these can settle over time and cause water to drain back towards your basement walls. Proper drainage helps to reduce the amount of water seepage into your home through basement windows and cracks in your basement walls.


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette

Notice of Intention to Issue a Park Use Permit


Per Section 20 of the Park Act, this advertisement serves as notice that the Ministry of Environment (BC Parks) intends to issue park use permits for the following purposes:

U.S. budget cuts could increase wait times at border crossings

SASCHA PORTEOUS Gazette Reporter

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If you have any questions concerning this notification, please contact the Ministry of Environment Regional Office at 250-490-8250.

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In order to address the U.S. federal budget deficit, a policy known as sequestration was mandated under the Budget Control Act, which will see $85 billion in cuts to federally funded programs as of March 1. As a result, even longer wait times will be coming in the near future at U.S. border crossings, according to Mike Milne, public affairs officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In order to address those cuts the CBP has taken significant budget reduction actions, which could have a significant impact on border crossings, said Milne. As part of its cost saving measures, “reductions to the overtime for folks at the port of entry went into effect on March 2,” he said. “The border patrol overtime reductions will begin on April 7. “Furlough notices were also issued to 60,000 employees of CBP last week on March 7.” A furlough notice is a notification that everybody in the agency can expect up to 14 days off without pay for the remainder of the fiscal year, which runs until Sept. 30. “The furlough notices will go into effect mid April,” said Milne. The CBP has stated that it will continue to make every effort to minimize the sequester’s impact on public safety and national security, but expects that planned furlough of employees, along with reductions to overtime and hiring freeze will increase wait times at ports of entry, including international arrivals at airports, and reduce staffing between land ports of entry. The Canadian Border Services Agency did not want to comment on the specific impacts this might have on the border crossings in Grand Forks.

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Rosie Gartner waits in her Chrysler to cross the border at the Danville/Carson border on the west end of Grand Forks.



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Rosie Gartner, a Grand Forks resident, said longer wait times would discourage her from crossing the border. “I would probably come down a lot less often,” she said. Gartner, who uses the border crossing three to four times a month, said it’s pretty typical to wait 10 to 15 minutes to get into the States, but wait times can increase at peak hours. “It depends the time of day you come, if you are going first thing in the morning or after work when everyone wants to go grab gas it can be pretty busy, pretty long lines,” she said. Another frequent border hoper, Edwin Henczel, said he usually doesn’t have to wait more than 15 minutes. He doesn’t think the cuts will have a huge impact on the crossings at Danville/ Carson and Cascade, near Christina Lake. “I can’t see that it will make a difference here,” said Henczel, adding that the ports are fairly small and there is never a large amount of traffic when he goes down, which is roughly once a week. He suspects that it might make a difference over holidays or busy weekends. It is difficult to project the impact of the reductions on individual employees or job occupations, stated the CBP agency.

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Roxul invests $6M in air control

Roxul Inc. said it is taking steps to reduce emissions from its Grand Forks factory with a $6 million project set to start in June. Roxul announced that it will be installing new emission abatement technology by the summer to reduce smoke and odour coming from its Grand Forks operation and to improve air quality in the area’s airshed. The Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) technology that will be used is a type of high efficiency afterburner that includes desulfurization equipment, Roxul said. An RTO is a widely accepted air pollution control technology that uses a high temperature burner to destroy emissions that contribute to visual smoke and odour. “We have selected this technology because we believe it will best address the challenges we face due to the valley loca-

tion of our facility,” Grand Forks factory manager Elmar Hermann explained in a release. “The technology is well known in other industries, such as wood processing facilities.” According to Leslie McLaren, Roxul’s manager of corporate communications, the RTO technology was selected after a review of conditions and emissions from the Grand Forks operation by independent third party experts, followed by an analysis of available abatement technologies and trials on various technologies. “The research on this project has been two years in the making,” McLaren explained. “We have done a lot of testing to ensure we have the right solution.” The RTO installation will be customized to fit the Grand Forks factory’s specific requirements and is expected to be completed by late-July.

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The president of the Boundary District Arts Council (BDAC), Michele Garrison, pointed her finger at School District 51 (SD51) for the censorship of an “actor’s backside” during the production DECK, at the regular meeting of the board of education on March 12. She said the school district required the BDAC to censor the partial nudity in the performance series play. Garrison said they could not endorse the censorship of the arts and therefore were prohibited from presenting the play in the Centennial Auditorium. “The BDAC asks that School District 51 review its policy and its ad hoc interpretations of its policy with an eye to achieve consistency as well as serve our

over arching community values of noncensorship of the arts,” she said. Board chair Theresa Rezansoff told Garrison that she could not comment at present, but said she would discuss the issue further with her colleagues and respond at a later date. New vice-chair elected The current practice of not electing a vice-chair to the board of education was changed on March 12, when trustees voted Cathy Riddle to be the new vicechair of SD51. Rezansoff explained that the board had been operating under the guise of a rotating vice-chair, so that all the trustees could get the experience of being vice-chair. However, some concerns of continuity were raised, as a rotating vice-chair cannot see an agenda though, from beginning to end.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette

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New retirement community becomes popular social hub by Kathleen Thomas A mere three short months since the official opening of Silver Kettle Village, Grand Forks’ newest retirement community, and the place is already a hub of social activity. Residents barely had time to unpack treasured possessions before they were able to meet and mingle with other like-minded, independent seniors. The activities schedule is designed to give everyone the chance to socialize at their own speed. From a basic game of cribbage to full day outings, residents find they can choose activities that best meet their needs. The biggest event for February, a Valentine’s Day Dance, had Silver Kettle Village dwellers and dance enthusiasts from town cutting a rug to local band Buck Naked and the Saddle Tramps. The band, as well known for their music as for the fact that Grand Forks mayor Brian Taylor is a founding member, dished out their popular brand of bluesy country rock. The regular dances held at Silver Kettle Village are a fun way to spend an evening with your spouse or to meet new friends and dance partners. Plentiful refreshments wait on the sidelines. “With all the chores I used to do at home, I didn’t have time to think about social activities,” said Kay Hummel. “But since I moved here I don’t have to worry about a thing. All the housekeeping, transportation, security and meals are provided so I can spend more time with my friends. Like enjoying the Valentine’s Dance.” Programming at Silver Kettle Village is designed to meet the needs of all types, from folks who prefer more alone time to regular social butterflies. “We want residents here to feel like they are in a village, with all the opportunities and benefits a small community can provide. This can be anything from a friendly smile in the morning to a walk with

a friend or a full-on dance party,” said Community Manager, Michele Shillaker. Healthy social activities are a key element of programming at the Village. Residents can participate as much as they wish in classes, outings and walks down the treed streets of the city. Because the seniors at Silver Kettle Village are invested in living their best lives, they can mingle in the common areas or have favorite guests to visit in their private suites. Grandkids are always keen to be invited to a sleepover with their grandparents. But social options aren’t the only ones packed into the monthly calendar. There are artistic, fitness and spiritual choices as well. Highlights of the past month included a Super Bowl party for sports fans, a guest appearance by can-can dancers and Chinese New Year’s celebrations. The calendar for March is also packed with events. Residents are looking forward to a bus trip that includes an art gallery visit and lunch at Omega, musical performances, a special Easter dinner buffet, and a ‘50s themed lunch at the Village with favorite foods of that era, By the time local officials cut the ribbon on the newly constructed community in December 2012, most of the 48 independent living units at Silver Kettle Village were already spoken for. A near-full house now means there are plenty of options for forming new friendships and finding new hobbies. The balance of independence, privacy, staff hospitality and security is the priority for this retirement community. Hospitality services included in the affordable monthly rent and include weekly housekeeping, 24 hour emergency monitoring, shuttle bus service, and hot, delicious meals prepared by on-site chefs. For more information you can call Silver Kettle Village at (250) 442-0667 or visit

Dave Bachmier, owner of Neighbours Computers, and Coun. Cher Wyers look at some of the proposed beautification plans, at an open house showing at Grand Forks city hall on March 12. SASCHA PORTEOUS PHOTO

SASCHA PORTEOUS Gazette Reporter

The City of Grand Forks has allocated some additional money and energy into beautifying the downtown core. The city held an open house at city council on Tuesday, March 12, to show the community what it has planned as part of its beautification/ revitalization project. The project was granted early budget approval at city council on Monday, March 18. Some of the plans include additional seating benches, fixing sidewalk inequities, fixing tree wells, putting LED lighting in the trees and under benches, painting crosswalks, putting in new garbage cans, implementing recycling abilities, bringing back the hanging baskets and putting in more trees along Third Street. “This is going to help the pride that people have in their downtown, help stimulate more people to visit the downtown core, help create more of a community gathering space and it will bring back the things that I heard were traditionally important to the community,” said Doug Allin, the city’s administrative officer. The first focus will be from Fifth Street to Second Street and from Central Avenue to Market Avenue, said Sasha Bird, manager of technical services and utilities for the City of Grand Forks. She said the city used to have hanging baskets along Central Avenue but they haven’t been hung for the past few years because the maintenance costs were so high.

“This council decided they wanted to bring back the baskets because a lot of people travelled through here and they would say ‘Oh what a beautiful community, look at the lovely flowers,’ but since we didn’t have them, people would come through and say ‘Oh, how come it’s so dingy,’” she said. The public had an opportunity at the open house to put their thoughts down on paper and fill out a feedback form. “I think it’s a great idea and it’s been due,” said James Wilson, executive director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I think it’s forward thinking and that’s what our town needs.” In terms of paying for the project, which would cost the City approximately $250,000, Wilson is happy to see the allocation of tax dollars go toward beautification, as long it means an increase in business and tourism into the community. Joe Sheremeto of Neighbours Computers had relatively positive feedback. “Yes, the beautification is nice, but as long as it encourages more business into the downtown area, because there are a lot of empty store fronts,” he said. Grand Forks resident Lorraine Dick is absolutely exited and thrilled about the project. It’s always nice to put a fresh face on things and always nice to clean things up,” she said. “I mean if we are going to get guests we usually clean our house and we are expecting guests in the form of tourists so we are cleaning house.”

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Deadline for Kootenay Music Award nominations March 29


If you’ve been considering nominating a band or DJ for the Kootenay Music Awards (KMA), now is the time to do it. All artists who live in the Kootenays are eligible to enter a song in one of the 10 award categories that recognize the range of musical talent coming out of the region. There’s a category for everything from best DJ to best roots and blues band. More than 70 songs have already been submitted online at and KMA president Chad Hansen hopes to see many more roll in before nominations close next Friday (March 29). “If you’re an artist yourself or even just a fan of a local band, I’d encourage you to go to the website and submit an MP3. Let people hear it, you never know what could happen,” Hansen says. Fans can check out the music that’s been submitted so far by clicking the “nominate” tab at the top of the page, then going to “view entries.” Hansen has listened to many of the submissions and is impressed by the variety.

“There’s some really eclectic, interesting music that’s been posted up there,” Hansen says. After nominations close, a panel of five industry judges will shortlist their favourites for public voting. The judges include music festival pro-

The Automation was named Best New Artist in the 2012 Kootenay Music Awards (KMA) and has nominated a track for this year’s awards as well.


ducers Christine Hunter from Shambhala and Lea Belcourt from Starbelly Jam; Nelson live music venue managers Ryan Martin from Spiritbar and Paul Hinrichs from The Royal; and Kootenay Co-op Radio program manager Jay Hannley.


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“These are great people to get your music into the ear of,” Hansen says. So far, the nomination page is dominated by Nelson-based artists. But Hansen is encouraging bands for every corner of the Kootenays to get their music in. Bands who entered last year are also welcome to enter again. Shane Johnsen, frontman for The Automation – winner of Best New Band in last year’s KMAs – says he saw a surge in new listens on the band’s Soundcloud page during the public voting period. “We had about 2,000 unique listens, which is huge boost for a band just starting out,” Johnsen says. “We recorded everything ourselves, without a producer, so we were really proud to be recognized last year.” The Automation has submitted an early release off their next album for this year’s awards and will be playing at the awards gala event, along with last year’s Best Artist winner Shred Kelly, on May 10 at Spiritbar in Nelson. To enter a song in the Kootenay Music Awards, go to


Lotteries, sweepstakes and contests are one of the ways scam artists and fraudsters try to lure innocent people in, whether by email or junk mail. Many Canadians are lured by the excitement of a surprise win and find themselves sending huge amounts of money to claim fake prizes. What to look for You cannot win money or a prize in a lottery unless you have entered it yourself or someone else has entered it on your behalf. You cannot be chosen as a random winner if you don’t have an entry. Many lottery scams try to trick you into providing banking or personal details to claim your prize. You should not have to pay any fee or tax to claim a legitimate prize. Don’t be fooled by claims that the offer is legal or has government approval – many scammers will tell you this. Instead of receiving a grand prize or fortune, you will lose every cent that you send to a scammer, and if you have provided other personal details, your identity could be misused too. A fake prize scam will tell you that you have won a prize or a contest. You may receive a phone call,

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A local mechanic has been growing his hair in honour of two friends he lost to cancer and will soon have it cut to benefit cancer research as well. Jim Hartley of ProMobile Mechanics has been growing his hair for three years and will shed his locks on April 27, Daffodil Day, which the Canadian Cancer Society designated as a day people can show support for people living with cancer and those who have died from it. “In April and August of 2009 I lost two very close friends (Barry Irwin and Al Hewson) and at that point, I decided to grow my hair for cancer,” Hartley explained. “It’s been three years and it’s time for it to come off. Someone who’s battling cancer can have a wig with what I’ve grown.” While the hair growth is for a good cause, Hartley admits having long hair has been a bit of a hindrance, especially given his line of work. “As a mechanic it’s quite a pain because you’re dealing with grease and oil all the time and your hair is always full of grease and oil. You have to be careful when leaning over stuff because you don’t want to get it caught in a fan belt but it’s time for it to go,” Hartley said. “I just want a change; I need to get this hair off and it’s starting to get to me – it’s too

Local mechanic Jim Hartley will cut his hair, which he’s been growing for three years, on Daffodil Day. He will donate it to be used for a wig for cancer survivors.

much work.” While Hartley has had long hair for the past few years, he says he’s usually sported spiky hair. “It’s been awhile and it’s time to do the deed,” Hartley went on to say. People wanting to make a donation to Hartley and his endeavour can pick

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up pledge forms at Yaky Jacquie’s Café on Market Avenue. Hartley said on Monday that he already has $600 in pledges. Again, Hartley will be having his hair cut on April 27 at Pam’s Hair Design on Third Street in Grand Forks. The time is still to be determined.


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Gallery 2 will be hosting their second Although her own experience as a member z Local “Living Book” this Thursday (March 21) of Canada’s Doukhobor community and her Submission small-town rural roots are a dominant theme at 7 p.m. Local resident Annie Plotnikoff, known to her family and friends as “Annie in her work, the basic essence of her writing John” or “AJ” came to Grand Forks in 1942. transcends any ethnic context into the realm She has maintained a very active inof universal human experience, and appeals to volvement in community life. She is a wife, the broadest possible audience. GALLERY 2 mother, grandmother and great-grandThe gallery would like to extend this invitamother. Her passion is her poetry and tion to come listen to Annie’s story. prose. This is the third Thursday of the month event and gallery Annie has published work in numerous local and regional 2 is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with light refreshments availnewspapers, periodicals, as well as anthologies. able throughout the day.

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Left: (l-r) Cora Kuhal, Joy Riley, Lucretia Bustillio, Paz Alguire and Elnora Faminoff served tea at the Sacred Heart Church Catholic Women’s League St. Patrick’s Day Tea, Bake Sale and Raffle on March 16 at the Grand Forks parish’s hall. Right: Lynne Burch (left) and Audrey Mehmal prepared food in the kitchen. More pics at Karl Yu Photos

Responses from water survey Last fall the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) launched an in-depth survey and held multiple meetings to learn more about watershed issues and how they are affecting communities in the Boundary region. The response was overwhelming. Over 670 people responded, with many writing hundreds of words about watershed issues and concerns. I spent weeks entering the responses and even more poring over the results to extract the key themes and main issues. Here are some of the highlights. Respondents clearly understand how vital water is to meet their needs for quality of life, economic opportunities, and assurance of healthy ecosystems. Residents overwhelmingly feel that the Kettle River and its tributaries are very important to both their quality of life and economy in their communities. The most valued uses of water are household use, followed by ecosystem and quality of life values such as fish and wildlife habitat, enjoyment, swimming, paddling, and amenity value. We summarized the values and aspirations of residents with the following draft outcomes and goals. Healthy aquatic ecosystems means (A) adequate flow and water levels to sustain aquatic life (B) good water quality to sustain aquatic life (C) high habitat quality in wetlands, riparian areas and associated uplands, supporting biodi-

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versity and aquatic life. Safe and secure water supporting healthy communities means (A) safety and security of drinking water (B) abundant opportunities for safe water-based recreation and quality leisure activities (C) abundant opportunities for enjoyment and expression of spiritual, cultural, heritage and aesthetic values. Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy means (A) adequate water quality for current and future uses (B) adequate, secure water supplies for sustainable levels of use. These statements will help the stakeholder advisory group develop recommendations that truly reflect public interests and values. Another key purpose of the survey was to identify watershed issues and understand how they affect people’s needs and values of water across the region. The highest level of concern was around the reliability of water supplies and the impacts of wastewater and stormwater on surface water quality.

Second Opinion

Residents were particularly concerned with how water use, pollution, and agricultural practices related to declining surface water quality, unreliable flows or water levels, and the degradation of aquatic ecosystems. Survey respondents and meeting participants provided in-depth commentary on the cause and effects of watershed issues. They also gave solutions to many of these issues: “I regularly use the river for fishing and on every occasion… I remove bags of bottles, plastics, and other discarded items. There needs to be educational promotion… and regularly put resources towards clean up.” Read the summary report and full results on our website at We are also opening a short survey on the website to get your feedback on the outcomes and goals. On another note, Friday, March 22 is World Water Day. Raise a glass to celebrate clean, fresh water and healthy ecosystems ( – Contact Graham Watt ( about this or any other watershed questions. All articles are online – look for the menu item “Kettle River Q&A.” Watt is Kettle Watershed Management Plan project co-ordinator for the RDKB.




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The Grand Forks Peewee Bruins played tough in their 2013 Peewee Tier 4 B.C. Hockey Championship opener against the Kelowna Peewee Rockets on Sunday night – a 3-2 loss. The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Nathan Jourdin and Malcolm Turner but surrendered three unanswered goals – Jourdin scored nine seconds into the first period. According to Grand Forks’ head coach Darryl Turner, the team got the start it wanted but not the finish. “We’ve been wanting to get ahead of this team. We played them twice this year earlier in the year and we hadn’t seen them for a while and we wanted to get a good start and get ahead and play with the lead and that’s exactly what we did. Nathan the last month has just been working his butt off and that was just a hard-work goal. It bounced off his shins and he buried it,” Turner said. The team took a number of penalties throughout the game and while it was able to kill some of Kelowna’s power play chances, the short-handed opportunities can aid the opposition, whether they score or not according to Turner. “We’ve taken some penalties all year and I’ve been talking about understanding what the ref is going to give you and understanding what you can do

Grand Forks Peewee Bruins’ Nathan Jourdin tries to get one past the Prince George goalie at the Peewee Tier 4 B.C. Hockey Championships.

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in a game,” he said. “We killed a lot of penalties but momentum shifts as that team, even if you kill a penalties, if you get two or three or four and we kill them off, they still get that momentum and get some more confidence.” Despite the loss Bruins’ goalie Kaeden Lane had a good game, making key saves, some of the acrobatic variety. “We have the best goalie in the tournament here, he is fabulous and he’s a great goalie and you know what? We ride him and you can’t apologize for having a great goalie – he’s part of our team. We were outshot, but the shots were close, and he made some key

saves, he kept us in it,” Turner said. When asked about what lessons the Bruins could take from the opening loss, Turner said that all three goals against came from players blindly shooting the puck around the boards and he said the team needed to be calmer. “We made the same mistake a few times and it cost us. We have to stay out of the penalty box and take a little more time to make that good outlet pass and then we’ll break out a little smoother,” explained the coach. Besides Grand Forks and Kelowna, teams from Vanderhoof, Prince George, Semiahmoo, Juan de Fuca, and Windermere Valley are taking part in this round robin championship. Grand Forks defeated Prince George 3-1 Monday afternoon and lost 5-4 vs. Windermere Valley on Tuesday morning. It played Semiahmoo on Tuesday afternoon but the score was not available at press time. The locals will play Vanderhoof tonight (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. and Juan de Fuca on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. The championship will go 8 p.m. Thursday night with the top two teams vying for the title. Admission is $5 for the day or $20 for a family pass for the week. For up-to-date results, go to: http:// ScheduleandScoresDetail.aspx?division =1026&external=0&season=1278.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette

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Soccer is a sport that everyone can enjoy and it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to get kids involved, said Jeff Olson, president of the Boundary Youth Soccer Association. Olson is looking for coaches, volunteers and players for this coming soccer season, which starts April 7. So far, approximately 190 kids from the ages of three to 15 have registered and 40 coaches have signed up to volunteer their time. “I know there are still about 100 kids out there waiting to register,” said Olson. “We hope to hit 280 kids this season, 300 would be awesome. We don’t have enough coaches yet either, still waiting for more of them to come out of the woodwork.” The soccer league is just in its third season and Olson said this is the busiest time of year. Trying to organize and encourage people to come out and get involved can be a lot of work. “This year we have hired an administrative company to take care of all the office drudge, which will be a huge help,” said Olson. Corporate and local businesses have been generous with support and the association now has 35 to 40 different sponsors. “We are promoting kids soccer, it’s not an elite league,” he said. “Everyone who signs up is going to play, it doesn’t matter what skill level they are.” The league is geared at soccer for life and long-term player development. Olson has three kids of his own and all of them play soccer. “That was my inspiration for starting the league,” he said, explaining that when he first moved into town four years ago, there was only a six-week drop-in club with three or four organizers. So he got together with the organizer of the drop-in league, Vince Evers, and together they started the Boundary Youth Soccer Association. This year, there will be a new introductory program, Kicks for Kids, to introduce two-and three-year-olds to the game of soccer. “We just

Jeff Olson, president of the Boundary Youth Soccer Association, is gearing up for the upcoming soccer season, which starts April 7. Olson has invited everyone to come and get involved.

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want to create a super safe and fun environment for the kids to come and get involved,” said Olson. Registration for a full season, which includes the spring and fall season, costs $99. “For families that can’t afford it, we also have a subsidy and for those that can’t buy gear, we buy it for them,” he said. The league has the highest number of kids involved, compared to any other sport in the Boundary. The coaching clinics are already underway, and the last clinic takes place this coming weekend. If you are looking to get involved, check out for more information.

Weekender This week: Alec Baldwin might’ve been hunting for Red October but come March 30, the hunt will be on at City Park thanks to River Valley Community Church. Find out why in this coming edition of the Grand Forks Gazette Weekender. Available online at on Saturday morning.

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GFSS Grade 8 girls take hoops title


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The Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) Grade 8 girls’ basketball team has taken the West Kootenay Grade 8 championship. The team played in the playoffs in late-February in Trail and played three games in one day, beating Boundary Central Secondary School 2210, defeating Mount Sentinel Secondary School 18-13 and in the final, GFSS defeated top-ranked Rossland Secondary 22-19 – Rossland had been undefeated up to that point said GFSS Coach Terry Nuyten. Nuyten said that the team was determined and very competitive and with a deep bench (19 players) it enabled he and co-coach Dan Makortoff to juggle players and keep the team fresh. “One of the advantages we had, because we had a deep team, some of the teams we played only had seven or eight players so our players were probably the most rested,” Nuyten said. On top of being rested, Nuyten said the team’s defence was one of its strong suits. “We played really good defence, the players tended to wear teams down and teams didn’t score on us much in the second half in all three of those games,” explained Nuyten, adding that GFSS came back from a nine-point deficit in the third game to win it all. The GFSS coach said that of all the defensive

aspects the team excelled in, it was responsibility. “The players were responsible for their checks and if other players needed help, they helped. They were very responsible and not giving their checks an easy shot,” said Nuyten. With 19 players only in Grade 8 and a championship as well, the future looks bright for GFSS girls’ basketball one would think. “Hopefully there will be more good things for this team because there are a lot of players that hopefully will continue to play, hopefully all the way through to senior,” Nuyten opined. “Last year’s Grade 8 team won it as well, so it’s two years in a row, which hopefully means a really strong junior team next year and hopefully a really strong senior team the next three years after that.”

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The Border Bruins Association held its AGM on March 7 and a new board was elected. Martin Vanlerberg (pictured) is the new president, Grand Forks Border Bruins’ assistant coach Matt Zamec remains as vicepresident, Nancy Frith is secretary/treasurer and Ward Faust, Tom Frith, Norm Marian, Natalie Schafer, Marty Skeet, Scott Stewart, Ian Taylor and Amanda Vanlerberg are the board’s new directors. KARL YU PHOTO‘


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Phoenix Mountain was a hive of activity March 10 when it hosted the Nancy Greene Ski League finals for the West Kootenay Zone. Due to some amazing support from a hardworking crew of volunteers, the day was a huge success. Our own Phoenix Mountain Racers entered two teams and took home silver and bronze, while Whitewater took first place out of a field of 13 teams – 120 racers overall. Teams came from Red Mountain, Whitewater, Salmo and Summit Lake to race the fast giant slalom course. “We had a super turnout for our race,” commented Astrid Kihl, one of three head coaches for the Phoenix team. “Our own kids, even the

youngest and newest to the team, all raced except for two kids who were ill. For a few, like Danica and Danae Roodzant and Zaylen Romaine it was their first race ever. “I’m seeing way more confidence in these young racers. Having everyone participate in the zone final was the icing on the cake to wrap up a terrific season. It’s been an awesome year for the club – lots of fun and great effort by all the kids,” Kihl said. New to this year’s zone final was a coaches’ only race, with 14 coaches from all the hills competing. Guy Forand-Choiniere and Bill Ahrens represented Phoenix. Forand-Choiniere set a blistering pace netting him the gold. Ahrens, 69, placed respectably in the middle of the pack racing against several coaches in their 20s. “It was a lot of fun to get in there and race the course all our kids had just finished. The crowd was all for it,” Ahrens said. A21

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A curling rink based out of the Grand Forks Curling Club took silver at the BC Juvenile Curling Provincials in Prince George, B.C. Representing the Kootenays, Team Bartlett, which consisted of skip Zane Bartlett, third Evan Turgeon, second Jordan Field, lead Colin Anderson and fifth Devin Anderson, made it all the way to the final, only to lose to Team Habkirk from Coquitlam 7-3. Team Bartlett opened up play with a 10-2 loss to the same Habkirk rink but subsequently defeated Team Withey (Prince George) 12-1, Team Ueda (North Vancouver, B.C.) 6-3, Team Cliff (Vernon, B.C.) 7-2 before facing Team Habkirk in the gold medal game. “It was a good experience,” Turgeon said of the provincials. “We met a good team in Team Cliff and the only team to beat us was Team Habkirk and they wound up taking the gold,” said Bartlett. “It’s good to experience high-level curling,” Turgeon added. While happy to medal, the rink expressed some disappointment in not being able to win it all but took it in stride. “It’s a little heartbreaking but it’s our first provincials, so we’re OK with silver,” Turgeon said. “We’re the second-best in B.C.,” Bartlett said. With the gold medal so close, the rink is getting set for next season. “We’ll wait for next year’s juveniles and hopefully take gold,” Turgeon explained.

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The Boundary District Arts Council had its final Performance Series concert of 2012-13 with Vancouver, B.C.’s The Fugitives performing at the auditorium at Grand Forks Secondary School on March 12. Pictured here, Brendan McLeod of The Fugitives. Erna Gobbett Photo The first buttercup flowers of the season have popped up. Left: Nevaeh Soobotin (holding the flower), Logan Soobotin, Serena Soobotin and Riley Leigton. Right: Jacob Vollweiter holds up a buttercup that he picked in town.

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Pastor happy about new pope


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With the surprising and sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February, Roman Catholics around the world had been wondering and waiting to see whom his successor would be. The conclave to elect a pope began on March 12 in Vatican City and while some speculated that it could take a week, only a day later, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now known as Pope Francis I, emerged as the new pontiff and leader of the Catholic Church. For Father Marcel Cote, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Churches in Grand Forks and Greenwood, was surprised

that the church’s new leader hailed from Argentina. “I felt joy, it was such a relief and everybody felt a little lighter,” Cote explained, adding that Pope Francis would be in the spotlight, as Catholics the world over would be looking to him. “That’s where the joy comes from,” Cote explained when asked about Bergoglio taking the name Francis – after St. Francis of Assisi, who was known to live a life of poverty. Cote said that poverty is spirit and it is something that people in prosperous North America seem to look down on. Nevertheless, the church has a new leader. “The wait’s over and our prayers are with him,” Cote went on to say.

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Thank You We would like to express our sincere, heartfelt gratitude to everyone who helped during our time of sorrow in the passing of Bailey LaBossiere. Thank you for your compassion and support and for your expressions of sympathy through your visits, cards, phone calls, flowers and contribution of food and donations. Thank you to the Verigin family for their kind words, everybody who came to the funeral, the USCC singers, to the cooking ladies for a great meal, Jerry Seminoff for his help and guidance with the services, and Everett and his staff of the Grand Forks Funeral Home for their professional service and guidance. We appreciate all your support and your kindness will always be remembered.

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Polly Chutskoff

Long time resident of Grand Forks, BC, Polly Chutskoff passed away suddenly on March 15, 2013 at the age of 87, in White Rock, BC. Polly is survived by her son Howard and his wife Lorraine; son-in-law Neil Meehan; grandchildren Misha, Andrei and Matvei Chutskoff, Kristina Meehan-Prins and her husband Allan, and Joe and Nick Meehan; and great-grandson Emmit Prins. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks with burial to follow at the Sion Doukhobor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Everett Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home.

Amy Terashita

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Amy Terashita, age 82. She passed away peacefully at RCH, surrounded by her family on March 8, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Mitsuo in 2008. Beloved mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughters Karen, Lisa (Aaron), Ellen (Rod) and grandchildren Cameron, Aliya, Brendan, and Kiara. Amy lived a good part of her life with her family and friends in Greenwood, BC. She loved the sunshine and the warmth of the Interior. She spent her final seven years living in New Westminster, B.C. where she suffered, fought, and recovered from many health challenges. Amy eventually was able to enjoy a quality of life for which she truly deserved. She travelled several times to the U.S.A to visit her daughter and her family, and lived it up with a dream vacation to Hawaii in 2010. Amy will be fondly remembered for her strength, devotion, and love for her family, and for putting others before herself. She was a great friend to all who knew her. Amy will be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. She will be deeply missed. A private service will be held on March 25, 2013 at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Avenue (on the corner of 6th St and Queens Avenue), New Westminster, BC at 7:00 p.m. for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the HAU staff at the Royal Columbian Hospital for their excellent care and attention which Amy received during her stay at the hospital.

God looked around His garden And found an empty place. He then looked down Upon this earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew you might never get well Upon this earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you. But you never went alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Forever remembered by your family

Diane Makaoff Walker

With tears and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Diane in Boundary Hospital on March 11, 2013. Diane was born on February 10, 1944 at Grand Forks to parents Fred and Nellie Makaoff. Diane was employed as a bookkeeper for Dave Moore Motors in Grand Forks when she met and married Ward Walker with whom she had two children, a son, Gary and a daughter, Tara. The marriage was not meant to be and Diane and Ward separated. She then tried working at several part-time jobs, but, eventually decided that she would rather stay home and raise her children. Her children were the most important part of her life; she loved them dearly and did an admirable job of raising them. A very special and favorite part or her life was granddaughters Hailey and Jayden. During 2012 she became ill and was eventually diagnosed with that most feared of all diseases, cancer. Her disease turned out to be very aggressive and shortly after diagnosis it took her away. Diane enjoyed her computer, emails with family and friends and was very proud of assisting with Border Bruins bingo and selling admission tickets at Border Bruin games. Diane will be forever remembered and sadly missed by her son Gary, Grand Forks and her daughter Tara (Murray), Pitt Meadows, granddaughters Hailey and Jayden, Pitt Meadows, older brother Frank (Frances) Makaoff, Grand Forks and younger sister Connie (Ken) Arishenkoff, Grand Forks, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was pre-deceased by her parents Fred and Nellie Makaoff, aunt Helen Hutchinson (Rezansoff), uncles Frank and John (Blade) Rezansoff. May God accept her into his Heavenly Kingdom and may she forever rest in peace. Vechnaya Pamyat. Cremation and no service by request. Arrangements entrusted to Everett and Deborah Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date.


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DEER Point Construction in Christina Lake is looking for a carpenter, apprentice and labourer, full time, year round, able to do construction work. Must have valid drivers license and own vehicle. Please contact Dan at 778-632-0020 or FULL TIME POSITION CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Grand Forks Flooring -- Grand Forks, BC. If you are good with people :) and have an eye for color and interior decor we need -- YOU. For details about the position and starting wage please call our toll free information line at 1-800-983-2819 HOOKTENDER, F/T.- Duncan, BC. Wages as per USW coastal agreement. Loader & processor experience an asset or be willing to learn to run these machines. Fax resume to 1-604-736-5320 or email to HUNTING GUIDE needed July-October in Northeastern Yukon. Must have minimum two years guiding experience and be comfortable with horses. Contact Chris, 867-3933802 or send an email to: Line cooks and kitchen manager. Wages based on experience. 250-442-3124. Apply with resume to Omega Restaurant or email omegaiirestau-

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health

Public Notice: A.A. meetings, Grand Forks Valley Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. MONDAY 8pm. (Closed Study) at Catholic Church Rectory. 7269 9th St.; WEDNESDAY (Men’s Closed) 8pm at Anglican Church rear basement, 7252 - 7th St; THURSDAY and SATURDAY (Open) 8pm also at Anglican Church. Ph: 250-442-3839 or 250-4428797.


Information Boundary Community Hospice Association

Required Immediately: Experienced Class 1 Drivers with at least 3 years verifiable experience for the following positions: Part Time Canada/ US capable; Full Time Drivers for future scheduled runs. Please indicate on your resume position applying for. Please fax resume to 250-5460600 or by email to No phone calls please.

Travel $399 CABO San Lucas, all Inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $399! 1-888-481-9660.

Help Wanted

Employment Business Opportunities ALL CASH Healthy Vending Route: 9 local secured proven accounts. Safest, quickest return on money. Investment required + $72K potential training included. 1-888-979-8363.

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600


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


Lost & Found Lost: by Extra Foods, chain style bracelet with sentimental value. 250-443-3226 Lost from 6729 14th St. 6 month old Siamese kitten named Pickles. 250-443-4470.

Help Wanted

Administrative Assistant (Full time 4 months, permanent partime thereafter) Qualification: Knowledge of accounting. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook Express and experience with Lonewolf, Rent Manager, MLXchange and BC Online is beneficial. Ability to multi task. Positive attitude. Strong interpersonal skills. Team player. Drop off resume at Grand Forks Realty. Busy Pub requires after hours cleaning staff. Prefer experience, self motivated, references. Lv msg. 250-442-5671. Christina Lake house cleaning services for private home. Weekly or biweekly. 250-4479484 evenings or weekends. GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

Seasonal Farm Labourers Required by RK Fresh Fruit and Garden Centre Ltd. Full time work, includes; picking vegetables & packing. Wages $10.25 per hr. Fax resume to 250-442-5384.

True Service. Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Are you out for a walk Thursday evening or Friday morning? Do you have a youth that would like some spending cash? We are looking for carriers to deliver the Advertiser. We would deliver the papers right to your door (within city limits) and you take them from there. If you are interested please contact; Darlainea, Circulation Co-ordinator, Grand Forks Gazette 7255 Riverside Drive, Grand Forks Call 250-442-2191 Email:

We hope to see you join our team!

Automotive Apprentice

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435

Trades, Technical

SUMMIT Truck and Equipment Repair Ltd. requires a Service Writer with parts experience. This position requires attention to detail and ability to work in a busy environment. The ideal candidate brings experience in parts and service order writing, however training will be considered. The position offers competitive wage, extended benefits and pension plan eligibility after 1 years’ service. Resumes can be faxed to 250-357-2009 or in person 8561 Hwy 6N. Salmo. Enquiries:

Help Wanted

Come Join Our Team!

With over 240 locations, Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. Our business philosophy centers on exceeding our customer’s expectations and relies on our entrepreneurial team members to providing exceptional customer service. We currently have an opening for an Automotive Apprentice. This position involves working in a fast paced retail environment with a focus on front end, brakes, shocks, wheel alignment and vehicle maintenance. Wheel alignment and under-car experience an asset. Requirements: • Inspect, diagnose, adjust, service, repair, a wide variety of vehicles. • Assist in identifying potential mechanical sales with team members. • Promote a team spirit. • Interested applicants should be motivated, have strong interpersonal skills, and want to provide excellent customer service. • Contributes to a safe and environmentally responsible workplace. • Supply and maintain personal tools. Kal Tire offers a motivating and fun atmosphere, empowering and supportive work culture. With a competitive salary and benefits programs, as well as the opportunity to participate in profit sharing, Kal Tire could be just the career move you’ve been looking for! Interested applicants should submit their resumes to – Box 816, 2690 Hwy 3, Grand Forks, BC, V0H1H2, fax 250-442-8217 , or For additional information about Kal Tire please visit our website at

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Available: Immediatety FT

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Trades, Technical

Misc Services

UNIFAB Industries is located in Grand Forks BC. We are currently seeking [5] Level A, CWB cert. welders. Level B & C should also apply. We offer a competitive wage and after a trial period an extensive benefit package. Please email your resume to Visit our website for more information at

Merchandise for Sale

Jolly Jack Stop N’Shop • •

Mobile & RV Park U-Haul/moving supplies Tues-Fri : 9 am - 5 pm Sat : 10 am - 4 pm Store 250-442-2995 U-Haul 250-442-8778

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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Garden & Lawn

Hay Alfalfa or Alfalfa/grass. 1st, 2nd & 3rd cut. Deane Farms. 250-442-3400.

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage Antique oak icebox, beautiful solid oak, excellent condition. 37.5”Wx22”Dx54”H $1300. Westbridge area.250-4462761

Estate Sales Garage / Estate Sale Shop items, tools, household furniture, antiques, collectable’s, garden tools/equipment, storage cube, camper & misc household items. Friday, March 29th 8am to 4pm, and, Saturday March 30th 8am to 4pm. 6199 Vine Street Grand Forks

Houses For Sale

Real Estate

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale. You don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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

ATTENTION:if you knit, crochet, do any kind of needlework or craft check us out! We have 100’s of designer magazines and patterns for sale from an back to the 70’s. Needlework projects and Artex linens also. Sale & tea on March 24th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 19th & Highway #3, Grand Forks Attention Sewers & crafter’s. Fabric, notions, threads etc. Thurs / Fri / Sat. Weather permitting. 7610 10th St. Fri/Sat. Mar 22/23. 9am-3pm. Rain or Shine. Lots of stuff. 2410 Almond Gardens Rd E.

DeLonghi thermal coffee makers/ 1 new $45-1used $25, set 4 pine colored TV trays $40, 18” 3 tier S.S. chocolate fountain $100, 3 pairs new shoes-2 brown suede, 1 Sketchers Shapeup’s-all size 10 (price ?). Lg Christmas cactus $20. 2504420851. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Heavy Duty Machinery

It’s almost yards sale time. Clean up, clear out, let it go, book an ad. 250-442-2191

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

Let the Gazette help you do some downsizing. Call and place a classified ad. Call 250442-2191, drop in our office, or email

We buy gold! Rings, chains, bracelets, etc. Cash paid by value (weight and karat). Even broken jewelry and scrap gold. Picture ID required. Grand Forks Pawnshop, 225 Central. 250-442-5552.

Once in a life time opportunity. River front 9 acres, in city limits. $260,000. 250-442-5133.

Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Grand Forks; Cedar Villa, 2 bdrm 724-sq ft., low condo fees. $93,000. 250-591-5221

Houses For Sale

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: Youth captains bed, love seat. 250-447-6549.

Houses For Sale

Grand Forks 1900+ sq ft log house, lg diameter logs, volted ceilings, refinished hardwood floors, new kitchen and bath, 3bdrms, on very slightly sloped 27+ acres. 1/3 treed, looks across Granby valley, creek runs across southern boundary, turtle pond, 5 min walk to river and bridge, fenced, horse buildings and outdoor arena, vender financing or lease to own, $409,900. 250-4426134.

Houses For Sale LARGE HEATED SHOP AND 2 CAR GARAGE plus separate fenced area for your RV’S and toys. Custom built 4 bedroom 3 bath family home completely built for entertaining and relaxing. Large media room and den, private backyard with hottub, koi pond, and decks. On quiet and secure cul-de-sac in popular Valmar area of central Grand Forks. Very well designed with lots of extras.


PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED HERITAGE HOME. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom built in 1913. Extra large bonus room. Potential for 2 more bedrooms, master suite, or media room. Great home for entertaining or relaxing. Move-in ready and completely finished. In quiet area near downtown Grand Forks. Lots of covered parking and outbuildings. Beautifully landscaped yard is enclosed by privacy fence. Rare find and a great price.


MLS# K218313

MLS# K218355

Pete Vanjoff 442-7415 #1 Producer

Grand Forks 2bdrm, 850 sq ft home on flat 2 acres. $159,000. 604-792-1423.

272 Central Ave. Grand Forks, BC

Owners and Prospective Tenants Call

Ken Dodds

Houses For Sale

Features of the Week

Property Management Services

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Homes Wanted

Grand Forks. Newer home on sm acreage in reasonable distance to G.F. Private, quiet area away from traffic and other high intensity activity. 780-645-1881

Sporting Goods Real Estate

Grand Forks Duplex, dwntwn area, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, open living room, dining, kitchen all on ground floor. New carpets & laminate. Laundry/utility room off single attached garage. Unfinished partial bsmt. Nice front & back yard w/extra parking. Income generating separate bsmt suite off rear. Reduced to $289,000. 250442-0924.

Grand Forks city living with country view. Close to schools, hospital, recreation / aquatic centers and Trans Canada Trail. Excellent family home on quiet cul-de-sac. RV parking, new roof. $284,900. 250-442-8168.

Treadmill, like new, $400. 250442-2013.

Acreage for Sale

Olympia electronic compact typewriter c/w cover & wood desk, extra supplies $200; Lelonghi toaster oven, bakes & grills, like new. 250-446-2761

Organic Rye for sale . Locally grown. $22.00 for 20 kilo bag. 250-442-3299

Farm fresh eggs. $4 dozen. 250-442-5760.

Real Estate


4 Uniroyal tires, 265x70 x17”, 70% + tread life, always rotated. 250-442-3959. Assorted household furnishings, excellent condition. Leave message 250-442-2010 AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online at; or Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

Old equipment: plow, discs, harrow, J.D. side rake, 3” irrigation pipes. Offers on all. 250-442-0957.

Merchandise for Sale

Birch fire wood, split & delivered, Grand Forks area, $235 per cord. 250-442-6134.

Misc. for Sale Farm Equipment

Food Products

Blue Spruce: 1-ft to 8-ft tall. For more information, call 250442-3878 or 250-442-7920. Spring clean up, weed eating, shrub trimming, lawn care or hauling. 250-442-8163

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales

Pets & Livestock

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1 BEDROOM PLUS DEN NICELY APPOINTED UNIT An easy walk to the downtown amenities of Grand Forks. This is MORE than just an opportunity for investors or first time buyers. Engineered plan on file to allow for window installation (with strata approval) in DEN. This property is priced to sell. View with your REALTOR® today and bring an offer. $99,000. MLS# K214696

THIS MODULAR HOME IS LOCATED IN AN ADULT PARK. Recently updated with laminate flooring, paint, light fixtures and kitchen upgrades. Do not miss out on this good deal. $92,000. MLS# K217307

THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME is located just south of Grand Forks on 1.48 Acres. Some of the extras are hardwood flooring, sauna, covered deck, not one, but two large workshops & large garden with organic soil. $392,000. MLS# K217635

BUILD ON A HILLSIDE AND ENJOY THE VIEW! Explore the design possibilities with this unique lot. $42,000. MLS# K215782

2 GREAT BUILDING LOTS IN CHRISTINA LAKE. Price Reduced! $77,500 each. MLS# K216278

BIG HOUSE, BIG SHOP, SMALL ACREAGE! Beautiful 3 BR home in secluded area, on fully fenced parcel that is animal ready, with 400 amp service to the shop. Come and see! $399,000. MLS# K214329

PRICED TO SELL. $129,900. 925 sq. ft. modular home in just like new condition. 2 BR, ensuite plus main bath, walk-in closet, central air and much more. Adult community living. MLS# K217809

A LEVEL LARGE LOT 66x125 that is affordable, located in south Ruckle, close to a lovely swimming hole in the Kettle River. $39,900. MLS# K218482

PRICED FAR BELOW TAX ASSESSED VALUE. A great family home with 4 BR, 2 baths, partially finished basement. Close to all amenities. Make an offer! $197,000. MLS# K217660

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY AWAITS!!! Priceless view of Christina Lake from this two and a half acre level lot, drilled well in place, septic covenant in place, only minutes from the lake. $189,000. MLS# K218510

LOTS OF SQUARE FOOTAGE HERE!!! 3,020 sq. ft. of finished living space, huge deck partly covered, 1.46 acres, fenced, fruit trees, 4 BR, 3 bath, custom kitchen, great space to raise a family, or retire here and have lots of room for the family to visit. $399,000. MLS# K210581

WELL PRICED country living on 5.21 acres minutes from Greenwood. 2 storey, fully finished, well maintained home features a covered patio, carport under large deck, covered 34x24 RV parking with attached shop. Acreage is level, sloped and benched, 5 minutes from town. $229,000. MLS# K214619

ENJOY THE GREAT KETTLE AND GRANBY RIVER VIEWS, and the city’s new riverwalk from this 2 BR, 2 bathroom condo in downtown Grand Forks. Shaded deck, new hardwood floors, gas fireplace, just 2 blocks to shopping. Building has an elevator, wheelchair access, covered parking, gym, and meeting room. Very popular and convenient location. $159,000. MLS# K215918

3 BR 2 BATH LOW MAINTENANCE HOME. Upgraded to as new. New heated tile floors, new kitchen, new paint, new paving stone deck, new top quality privacy fence in back yard. 2 car carport. Top quality updates throughout. Priced well below replacement cost. Shows very well. $239,000. MLS# K206064

NEW TRIANGLE GARDENS LISTING! Great end spot, 2 BR home with addition consisting of a shop, storage & coldroom. Also we have a carport, covered deck & garden spot. A great package & asking only $92,000. A must see with quick possession a possibility. MLS# K218561

KETTLE RIVER VIEW! This spacious home features a 36’ x 18’ swimming pool. A must see! Only $318,000. MLS# K218611

WHY WOULD YOU RENT WHEN YOU COULD OWN? Handyman’s dream-fix it or rent it! 2 BR, 1 bath. Close to all amenities. $74,000. MLS# K213657

NICELY UPDATED 1 BEDROOM CONDO with north facing view. Roof replaced on building in May 2012. Why pay rent when you could own for less than rent payments? Monthly strata fees include lawn maintenance, gardening, snow removal, water, garbage, sewer and hot water. Hot water is supplied from a central boiler which keeps your utility bill low. $106,900. MLS# K193875

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Ken Dodds 250-442-2632

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Pat Ballard 250-442-7616

Gayle Holmes 250-442-7516

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette




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Grand Forks 3 bdrm home near doctors clinic, could use some TLC, $500/m. 604-8884754. (6-9 pm weekdays)


or 1.800.611.5788 Grand Forks: 1 bdrm in clean, quiet building dwntwn. Elevator, A/C, W/D. Suit mature adult. Small pet on approval. N/S, RR. $650/m + utils. 250442-0952 or 250-442-5984. Grand Forks: 1 bdrm, NS, RR, $450/m + utils. 250-4425133 ask for Don. Grand Forks: 2 bdrm. apt to rent. $700/m. 250-442-0930. Grand Forks: 2 bdrm suit, N/P, N/S, includes utilities. 250-443-3052 Grand Forks: clean 1 bdrm apt in quiet building near down town, w/balcony. Recent updates. N/S, N/P, references required. $500 month. 778-2140408. Grand Forks: clean 2 bdrm apt in quiet building. N/P, N/S . Rent negotiable. Avail April 1st. 778-478-9169. Grand Forks hospital area. 2 bdrm apartment. Suitable for adult. $675/m + utilities. Laundry avail. N/S. 250-442-8875. Grand Forks: Newer 2 bdrm apt in 6-plex, ground level, avail April 1. 250-838-9757. Grand Forks: renoed 1 bdrm apt, available for clean quiet tenant. N/S, N/P. DW, F/S, A/C included. $590/m + utils. 604-833-2378.

Apartment Furnished Rock Creek - furnished one bdrm suite. Monthly/weekly rates, incl power & sat TV. Incl weekly housekeeping. Must have credit card. N/S Call: 250-446-6808

Commercial/ Industrial Grand Forks: 1,000 sq ft. commercial office space next to the Gazette on Riverside Dr. 780-723-2297. Grand Forks commercial space for rent on Second St. 250-442-0930.

Halls/Auditoriums Grand Forks Seniors Hall for rent. Capacity 115. Full facilities. 250-442-4265.

Misc for Rent Abbeyfield Centennial House is now taking applications from seniors for its waiting list. Meals, util & cable all included. $1,300. Call 250-442-2223.

Homes for Rent Grand Forks 2bdrm, 850 sq ft house, on 2 acres, incls heat and lights. RR, N/P. $750/m. 250-641-1083. Greenwood - 2bd, 6 apps, cov’d prkg, patio, storage,N/S, pet neg. $620. 250-442-2449.

Property Management Rentals

Grand Forks: 1 bdrm apt. $650/m, utils inc, avail April 1st. Unique very lg 1 bdrm retro design tastefully updated apt dwntwn, 5 app’s, $750/m utils inc. 3 bdrm townhouse, 5 appl’s, avail May 1st. 3 bdrm townhouse, 5 app’s, $800/m, avail May 1st. COMMERCIAL & OFFICE SPACE. Terms negotiable. Greenwood: 1 bdrm home, 4 appl’s $550. 3 bdrm home, 4 appl’s $675.

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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.

Snowmobiles 136 snowmobile track, 1/2 in. lugs, $250. 153 inch Powder Attack track, $200. Both great condition. 250-442-2013.

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Sport Utility Vehicle 1997,1998 red Jeep Cherokee, 4 doors, 6 cly eng, auto trans & 5 speed, 270,000km, excellent condition. $3,200 / $3,600 obo. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807.

Rooms for Rent Christina Lake: large bdrm available in large home by Huckleberry Market. Furnished or not. All utilities included. $450/mo. 250-443-9036.

Trucks & Vans 1980 Ford Ex. Cab camper sp., 2WD. Good condition, $2,500/obo. 250-442-8002.

Suites, Lower Christina Lake. Basement suit 1bdrm +/den, close to beach, $700/m utils & internet included. partly furnished, RR, NS, NP. 250-505-4275. Grand Forks:1 bdrm + office, 1 1/2 bath, WD/FS, NS, NP. $700m utils incl.250-442-0429. Grand Forks: basement suite, w/private entrance & parking, $675/m +utils or $775/m utils included. Spacious, bright, one bedroom + den, WD, two blocks to shopping, No smoking, damage dep & ref. required. Call 250-442-3365.

1991, 4x4, Dodge Dakota, V6, $4,000. Like new. 250-4424278. 1991 GMC ext. cab, 2wd, runs well. asking $900. Grand Forks. 250-442-0957. 1993 Chevy 2500 (Cheyenne) pick up, 2wd, ,V8, 350, 5.7L, gas,, good running condition. Reasonable offers accepted. 250-442-3899. 2007 GMC HD2500, short box, extended cab, Duramax Diesel, leather, sunroof, fully loaded, excellent condition, $38,000/obo. 250-442-2330.

Want to Rent

81 Chev 3/4 ton, 4x4, w/racks, winch bumper, exc wood trck, $1,100obo. 250-442-5123

PROPERTY WANTED to LEASE or RENT TO OWN, located beside or close to Rail Trail, between Greenwood and Christina Lake, suitable to store 5 large shipping containers (C-Cans). 250-551-5445 or

FOR SALE: 2001 Mazda MPV minivan, 7 passenger, air, cruise, PW/L, leather seats, sun roof, 6 - CD, very good condition, 144,000 km, rear stow-and-go seating, Michellen X-ice winter tires, $5,500. 250-442-2106.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF MARILYN EILEEN NEAVES, also known as MARILYN E. NEAVES late of Christina Lake, British Columbia (the “Estate”) NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the executors, William Alexander Neaves and The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before May 7, 2013, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTORS: WILLIAM ALEXANDER NEAVES and THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TRUST COMPANY SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP



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APPRAISALS Serving the West Kootenay and Boundary Regions since 1993


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CITY OF GRAND FORKS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR THE DESIGN, FABRICATION & INSTALLATION OF WELCOME SIGNAGE The City of Grand Forks through this Request for Proposal (RFP) is seeking proposals to provide the design, fabrication and installation of welcome signage for the City. One sign is to be installed 5.5 kilometers west of the City Boundary and one sign is to be installed 5 kilometers east of the City Boundary. (See Schedule C – Signage Site Plan) For the full Request for Proposal document, please see Supplier attachments on BC BID or visit our website A non-mandatory Proponent’s gathering will be held outside City Hall, 7217 4th Street on March 21st, 2013 at 10:00 am. All sealed proposals shall be marked “Request for Proposal – Design, Fabrication & Installation of Welcome Signage, Confidential – Do Not Open”, will be received by 2:00pm, local time, on or before April 5th , 2013, at: City of Grand Forks, Box 220, 4217 4th Street, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Attention: Diane Heinrich, Corporate Officer All inquiries shall be directed to: Attention: Sasha Bird, Manager of Development and Engineering City of Grand Forks Box 220, 7217 4th Street Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 Phone: 250.442.4146 Fax: 250.442.8263 E-mail: The City of Grand Forks reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive irregularities and informalities at its discretion. The City reserves the right to accept a proposal other than that with the highest evaluated score without stating reasons. By submitting a proposal, the proponent waives any right to contest, in any proceedings or action, the right of the City to accept or reject any proposal in its sole and unfettered discretion. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the City may consider any other factor besides capability to perform the work, in its sole and unfettered discretion. This Request for Proposal does not commit the City to award a contract or pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal, or attendance at an interview meeting with City staff. Note: Should any potential bidders download the above document, it is the Proponents/bidders responsibility to check for addenda’s that will be posted herein or on our website:

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Boundary Electric


Dr. Alan LeRoy, O.D.*

CertiďŹ ed Electrical Residential ~ Commercial Emergency Service Preventative Maintenance Serving the Andy Cell: 250-442-7120 Boundary OfďŹ ce: 250-445-2234 Elect. Contractor # 24118

• Electric Motor Sales & Repair • Pump sales & Service • Electric Parts & Sales Counter • Commercial, Residential & Industrial Electric Service Work • New Construction

Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service

E-ďŹ le Agent



(1985) Ltd.

Electrical Contract Reg. #1210



7816 Donaldson Dr. Grand Forks, B.C. 250-442-2523

Open Monday to Saturday


Andy 250-442-0795

7990 Columbia Drive

Redi Electric Ltd.

Reg. g No. 13266

Service & New Construction Commercial • Residential Industrial Pumps Honest Service – Quality Work

7920 Donaldson Dr. • 250-442-2082

• Register Forms & Snapsets • Labels & Envelopes • Business Machine Rolls • Ink Jet & Toner Cartridges

“You’ll love the ďŹ ne print and our 100% no-hassle guaranteeâ€? P.O. Box 1748, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 Ph: 250-442-5883 • Fax: 250-442-5889 • TF: 1-888-860-3936 •


– Landscaping / Irrigation – Tree, Shrub, Fruit Tree Orders for Spring

* denotes Optometric Corporation


Christina Lake, B.C. Email:


NOTARY PUBLIC 7215 2nd St., Grand Forks


Ph: 250-442-0282

Dr. Jeffrey Hunt N.D.


Please phone 250-368-6999 for an appointment


is resuming his practice in Grand Forks

334C Market Ave 250-442-3025



3rd St., Grand Forks

Your best buy is from a merchant you know

(Across from Fire Hall)

BUSINESS FORMS • Computer Cheques & Forms • Manual Cheques • OfďŹ ce Supplies

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Phone 250-442-2191 to advertise here

• OfďŹ ce Supplies


WOOD AND PELLET HEATING APPLIANCES 250-442-2943 SNOWBALL VENTURES Sales, Installations & Inspections Your Pellet Heating Specialist WETT CERTIFIED

John Billwiller 10545 Granby Rd., Grand Forks


CAR CARE Three great services at one convenient location! Full Service Mechanical • Full Service Auto Body Full Service Custom Mufer Centre • ICBC ExpressValet CertiďŹ ed Mechanics: 250-442-3828 • Auto Body: 250-442-0507

6391 Highway 3, Grand Forks, BC

Christina Lake Home Health

We provide in home services, assisting seniors to remain independent in their own homes Serving Christina Lake & Grand Forks areas For information call 250-447-6220


CONTRACTOR Screened & Crushed Gravel special driveway mix, drain rock, blend sands, PEA GRAVEL Road Grader Service Division of Gofer Farms Ltd. – Hay Sales 10405 Granby Rd (9 km) • email:


OFFICE 250-442-0428


Home Inspections Brian Blair

Phone: 250.442.8175 Cell: 250.443.1905 Email:

YOUR AD BELONGS HERE! You WILL be noticed and get MORE business by placing an ad in this directory

SAW SHARPENING Twisted Teeth Saw Shop Saw, knife & tool sharpening service George Stooshinoff CertiďŹ ed SawďŹ ler Phone: 250-442-8359 3845 Victoria Rd., Grand Forks


BOUNDARY MINI STORAGE Computerized Security Gate 5’ x 10’ to 10’ x 30’ Units

7990 Columbia Drive

Located at Boundary Electric


SAGAMORE RV & MINI-STORAGE Digital Video Surveillance Access 24 hrs/day – 7 days/week Personal Keypad Entry 5’x10’, 10’x10’, 10’x20’ & 10’x30’

148 Sagamore Avenue Grand Forks, B.C. 250-442-2652


’s Andy CUSTOM

For all your RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL / RECREATIONAL Reupholstery, Repairs and Custom Builds

UPHOLSTERY 38 years experience! 162 B – 72nd Ave • Grand Forks


250-442-2499 WATER



Y&R Water

Hot Tubs

GENERAL CONTRACTORS 7816 Donaldson Dr 250-442-5229 Large supply of rock for retaining walls, decorative purposes, etc. Bobcat, Excavating & Trucking Services ~ CertiďŹ ed Planner & Installer of Septic Systems Call Jimmy 250-442-9422 COMPLETELY MOBILE – WE CAN GO ANYWHERE

Walk-in Baths • Swimming Pools Accessories & Chemicals • Repairs

GENERAL CONTRACTOR GEN STEVE DANSHIN • New Construction • Residential Builder • Renovations • Commercial Ph. 250-442-3744 Cell: 250-442-9437 Fax: 250-442-3720

Kettle River Spa & Pool Co. NEW LOCATION:

1649 Landsdowne Crescent • 250-442-0288 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SALES & SERVICES Certified Pump Installers

• EOCP CertiďŹ ed • Cross Connection CertiďŹ ed (Backow Prevention) WATER CONDITIONING • Water Softening, Reverse Osmosis, Filtration & Ultraviolet IRRIGATION & PUMPS

8098 Donaldson Drive • 250-442-5537



Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette



2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600






2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600












#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. 1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000 (250) 707-2600


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600


#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600 NOW OPEN

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


200-1965 Columbia Ave. 2153 Springfield Road (250) 365-6455 (250) 860-2600

1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000


745 Notre Dame Drive 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 851-8700 (250) 542-3000 NOW OPEN

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


101 Kootenay St. North (250) 426-8927

Chapters Entrance (250) 860-8100 Springfield Rd Entrance (250) 717-1511

Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496

Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880 TELUS KIOSK


Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258

Grand Forks Gazette, March 20, 2013  

March 20, 2013 edition of the Grand Forks Gazette