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Balanced budget forcing more staff cuts BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff


Father Jim McHugh displayed the Stations of the Cross at OLPH on Wednesday. Good Friday, he will lead a symbolic walk with prayer, beginning at 2 p.m. at St Michael’s School and ending at OLPH. There will be 14 stops, each symbolizing an event (station) during the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Easter celebrations abound in Trail BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Whether Easter is observed as a religious holiday or as a mark of spring; there are plenty of activities planned in the Greater Trail area this weekend. Good Friday is a statutory holiday in all Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec, where it is partially observed. However, for Christians, since the 13th century, Good Friday signifies the day to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. That day, beginning at St. Michael’s School at 2 p.m., the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, will led by Father Jim McHugh. There will be 14 stops along its path to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), accompanied by singing and prayer, each stop symbolizing a station. The event symbolizes Christ carrying the cross to the crucifixion in the final hours before he died. It will be followed by a reading of the Passion at OLPH in East Trail.

If it’s chocolate treats that are of interest, Trail Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at Gyro Park that day. Beginning at 11 a.m., kids can keep a lookout for the Easter Bunny and enjoy a hunt for chocolate goodies. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase, with all proceeds donated to the JumpStart initiative. The Fruitvale Fire Fighters Non-Profit Society is hosting its fourth annual Beaver Valley Easter egg hunt that day, at Haines Park in Fruitvale, beginning at 11 a.m. Over 7,000 chocolate eggs will cover the field, and hot dogs and cocoa will be available by donation. The hunt for Easter eggs continues on Saturday, when the Waneta Plaza hosts its annual event, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Children three years and younger are asked to meet at Bootleggers or Suzanne’s. Children aged four to six, meet outside No Frills; and seven to nine years old, meet in the upper lot. For service times of Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday mass, see Page 10.

More staff cuts are coming as the school district prepares to balance its books and fill in the blanks on its budget for the coming school year. School District 20 (Kootenay Columbia) chair Darrel Ganzert said there will likely be another series of staffing cuts as the board of trustees begins to nail down the 2013/14 budget numbers this spring. However, he said the cut won’t be as “deep” as it was last year when nearly 14 positions from the district’s teaching and support staff were cut to make up a $1.55 million budgetary shortfall. Ganzert said the district has made over $4 million in cuts to programs and services—which ultimately means staff—for last eight years, and that trend will continue as the budget amount from the province keeps shrinking, dropping from $36.2 million in 2010/11 to $33.8 million in 2015/16 (estimate). “There will be fewer people working in the district after this is over, hopefully most through attrition,” he said. The anticipated deficit for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 is $500,000, figures that could get worse if any labour settlements are not fully funded by the province.

“So we’re at the point now where it’s hard not to impact student learning in major ways, but we will have to do the best we can,” said Ganzert. “We’ll try to impact students in the classroom as a last resort.” The majority (88 per cent) of the district’s budget this year is made up of wages—salaries and benefits, a number not lost on Andy Davidoff, president of the Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union. In addition to the savings the board will generate from the school closures and the reconfiguration of Rossland Secondary School, the board is also looking to cut another $611,000 this year. “The odds are it is all going to be staffing cuts,” Davidoff said. “I think its pretty clear they are not going to save any more money on school closures or facilities.” For 2013/14 the district’s enrolment could be 3,760—about the same as this year—but could dip to 3,754 the next year, rising to 3,816 in 2015/16, the beginning of the estimated rise to 4,495 in 2026/2027. Last year the teacher-to-student ratio rose by one to 25-to-one across the district, and up to 30-to-one in the high schools. A ratio rise is off the table this year, said Ganzert, after people said it was too much. See PUBLIC, Page 3

Local man identified as victim in Revelstoke avalanche BY TIMOTHY SCHAFER Times Staff

The man who died in an avalanche near Revelstoke Sunday has been identified as a 38-year-old former Rossland resident. Jason Westbury, who lived in Revelstoke at the time of his death, was testing the backcountry snow conditions in the bowl of Sifton Col in Glacier National Park on Sunday afternoon

when the avalanche was triggered. Two other skiers were waiting near the top of the ridge when the 2.5 category avalanche came down and buried him. Westbury was born in 1974 in Trail and attended school in Rossland, graduating from Rossland Secondary School in 1992. A Memorial Service for Jason Westbury will

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William Archibald’s first plane at the Columbia Gardens Airport. Archibald convinced the CM&S to establish an air department in 1929, with its home base at Columbia Gardens.

Airport created to help with northern exploration

The Trail Historical Society has kindly offered photos and stories related to the history of Trail. With the current debate in our area over the future of the Trail Regional Airport, it is timely we take a look at the history of

the facility. In 1929, the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. of Canada (CM&S) established a department to operate a fleet of airplanes for the purpose of mineral exploration in northern BC and the Northwest


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Territories. They chose the Columbia Gardens area to construct an airport to service their planes and to train pilots. Following its construction, the airport was leased to the City of Trail. In 1937, the City requested cancellation of the lease as necessary improvements to the airport were becoming burdensome. The CM&S then arranged to assign the of lease the field to the District of Tadanac, who

were successful in receiving a Federal Government grant of $3,300 to improve the field and other facilities at the airport. After WWII, interest in aviation boomed and Tadanac entered into an agreement with Kootenay Air Services Ltd. to provide commercial charters from the airport and to manage the field on behalf of the District. The Columbia Gardens Airport, as it was then called, became the focal point of all light

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plane traffic in the Kootenay-Boundary area. In 1947, Canadian Pacific Airlines applied to operate scheduled air service into the southern region of the Province. They chose to use the Castlegar Airport over Columbia Gardens. In 1959, the City of Trail again became the lease holder of the airport. The airport was one of the six services created by the regionalization of services in Greater Trail in 1982 and the lease was transferred to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, which has maintained the facility since. For more information on the Columbia Gardens Airport, pick up a copy of issue three of the Trail Journal of Local History at the Trail Historical Society’s office in Trail City Hall, on the website and at Crockett Books in Waneta Plaza.



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FROM PAGE 1 There are more meetings planned to discuss options with CUPE staff and KCTU, as well as parent advisory councils. Ganzert said the district is also looking to the public right now to give them the feedback on how it should solve the shortfall it now has. On the district’s website (http://www. is a question

survey for anyone to complete. The questions include garnering any suggestions how the district could save money in the coming year, what is the importance of education, and how could the school district generate funds in order to help balance the 2013/14 budget. On Friday, April 5 is the last day to receive written public submissions for website on the budget. Over two weeks

later on April 22 at Trail Middle School (6 p.m.) there will be an open meeting on the budget with a presentation of the superintendent’s proposed budget. On May 3 at Trail Middle School (6 p.m.) at a special open board meeting the trustees will give third reading of 2013-2014 budget bylaw. Submission of the preliminary 2013/14 budget goes to the Ministry of Education by June 30.

Fruitvale, Trail hosting Vendor bylaw fuels discussion Easter egg hunts on Friday Salmo

By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

Conversation was spicy at the Tuesday night council meeting in Salmo, before business license bylaw 645, was given a third reading. Before the regular council meeting, the table was open to discussion at the Committee of the Whole, giving business owners the opportunity to state their concerns regarding the granting of a business license for mobile vendors to operate

Council briefs Natural Wetlands construct

Scott Sommerville, chief administrative officer, announced that the village has received $10,000 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), to construct a wetland to serve as a stormwater retention basin, in order to collect and filter water before it enters Wilde Creek. The stormwater retention basin, located in the northeast corner of Knights of Pythias Park, is intended to be a natural catchment basin rather than a traditional concrete pool, permitting the water to penetrate into native soil at a rate which is not overwhelming to the ecosystem. *****

Bring ID to Dot night

Dot night is April 8 at 7 p.m. in the community centre. So far, 29 applicants will plead their case in bids to receive CBT community initiatives grant money. Anyone may attend, but to vote, proof of residency for Salmo or Area G, must be presented at the door. “The best thing to bring is a utility bill to show that yes, you are living here,” said Mayor Henderson. *****

Pesticide Ban

Council is also considering a pesticide bylaw that in effect, will ban “cosmetic” pesticides within village limits.

on the village streets. “I’ve had a café in Salmo for eight years,” said Lamiah Arnold-Trower, owner of the Dragonfly Café. “I pay huge taxes, insurance and mortgage, and it is a challenge to stay open in the winter.” “It isn’t fair to give someone the license to pull up across the street from me and then drive away when it’s not busy,” she said. Bylaw 645 restricts mobile vendors to operate only on private property and not within 50 meters of existing businesses. Currently, a mobile vendor pays $250 a year. “My payroll alone is upwards of $100,000 a year, and for $20.83 a month, a person can run the truck all by himself,” explained ArnoldTrower. Blair Peel, owner of PlanB Custom Catering and Confusion Taco vending truck, currently parks on commercially zoned private property to service his customers; but would like to move his truck onto a street in Salmo. “I was just trying to move the bylaw so I can occupy some space on the street and create more income through the village based on square footage,” explained Peel. “And I was just trying to get some more vendors to come into Salmo if they wanted. This bylaw only allows two spaces in Salmo to be occupied with the owner’s permission.” The residents and business owners in Salmo voiced their concerns regarding the bylaw at a previous public meeting. “As far as I am concerned, I will vote with what appears to be the preference of the majority,” said Coun. Merle Hanson. Coun. Bob Vliet said that the village needs someone to come forward and make an attempt to find a place for (mobile) vendors to set up, and then the bylaw can be revisited at a later date. “That’s what I have been saying all along,” said Mayor Ann Henderson. “If someone would champion this, we can always amend the bylaw later on. But until somebody brings us a proposal, I am afraid there isn’t time to change this.” The bylaw will be on the agenda for possible final adoption on April 9th.

• Friday, Gyro Park at 11 a.m. Trail Parks and Recreation, Annual Easter Egg Hunt • Friday, Haines Park in Fruitvale at 11 a.m., Fruitvale Fire Fighters Annual Easter Egg Hunt • Wednesday, Trail Alliance Church at 6:30 p.m. Until June 12, the Alpha Course is Wednesday evenings for supper. Thought provoking videos and great discussions. Tuition is free. To RSVP or more info, email kootenay.alpha@ • Trail Family Caregivers’ Support Group meets Tue. each month at noon until 1:30 p.m. For those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. For info or to volunteer, call Julie Leffelaar at 1-855-301-6742. Film • Thursday, The Royal Theatre at 7 p.m. The Royal Ballet presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. • The Rite Of Spring – cancelled for March 31 Gallery • April 5, Visac Gallery from 6-8 p.m. “Mountains and Rivers: Landscapes” by Robson painter, Mirja Vahala. Gallery hours Mon. to Wed. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thu. and Fri. 2-6 p.m. Admission by donation. Upcoming • April 6, St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland at 5 p.m., hosts its Spring Supper. Everyone Welcome. • April 6, Trail Legion, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner $6. Dust off your saddle shoes & poodle skirts. At 7 p.m. dance to 50’s and 60’s music with North of 60. Costumes welcome. Ticket deadline April 4. Phone 231-6562.


Events & Happenings in the Lower Columbia • April 8, Charles Bailey Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Juno- award winning Natalie MacMaster returns to perform her unique brand of Cape Breton fiddle music.  Tickets $46. • April 9, Charles Bailey Theatre 7:30 p.m. Nelson’s fabulous youth choir, Corazon, returns to the stage. Tickets $30. • April 16, The Clothesline Project, 11 a.m. at Ferraro Foods. Don’t miss this powerful display of hand-painted T-shirts created by local women. • April 19, Trail United Church annex, doors open at 5:20 p.m. for the Trail and District United Way’s Spring Fling Community; Dinner of Caring. • April 22, Rossland Gallery at 7:30 p.m. La Cafamore String Quartet presents Black Angels by George Crumb. Tickets at Country Bear Kitchen or at the door. Adults $15, students and children $10, families $45. • April 27, Charles Bailey Theate at 7 p.m. The Trail and District Harmony Choir celebrates 25 years of choral music in their spring concert. Directed by Audrey Bisset. Featured guests include: Kootenay Women’s Choral; Rossland Glee Club; The Green Choir; Kootenay DanceWorks; Wind River Quartet; Maggie Chan and more. To submit to the Grapevine email

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Tembec agrees to sell Skookumchuck pulp mill By Sally MacDonald Cranbrook Townsman

The Skookumchuck pulp mill will change ownership within the next three months. Tembec reached an agreement on Tuesday with Vancouver-based Paper Excellence Canada to sell the Northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp mill and its related assets and liabilities for $89 million, including working capital. There are 290 people working at the pulp mill. Skookumchuck was the last mill Tembec operated in the East Kootenay, after it closed its Cranbrook planer mill in 2010, and sold the Canal Flats and Elko mills to Canfor in 2011. The sale is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of 2013. “This transaction supports the continuing transformation of the company and the reshaping of its business portfolio,” said Tembec’s CEO James Lopez. The Skookumchuck pulp mill was established in 1968 by Crestbrook Forest Industries. Tembec purchased Crestbrook’s mills in 1999. Paper Excellence Canada is a

privately owned group of companies based in Vancouver. It now owns six mills in Canada: in B.C., as well as Skookumchuck, it owns mills in Howe Sound and Mackenzie. It owns two mills in Saskatchewan: Meadow Lake and Prince Albert. It has one in Abercrombie, Nova Scotia. Outside Canada, it has two mills in France and one in Germany. Paper Excellence has the capacity to produce close to two million tonnes of pulp and it employs about 2,000 people. The 290 employees of Skookumchuck pulp mill are represented by Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada Local 15. President Michael Scott said, while it is early days, the sale should not disrupt working conditions too greatly for its members. “We have a contract that moves with the new company. Other than the name on the contract, there is no change to our benefits, wages, health and welfare package and pensions,” said Scott. He said there is a skills shortage at the pulp mill at the moment, and that situation won’t change with a new owner.


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VICTORIA – Two carbon capture projects that were the largest beneficiaries of B.C.’s multimillion-dollar “carbon neutral government” program did not provide credible carbon offsets for emissions from government operations, Auditor General John Doyle concludes. In a report released Wednesday, Doyle said a West Kootenay forest reserve called Darkwoods and a flaring elimination project by EnCana Corp. at its Fort Nelson natural gas operations accounted for nearly 70 per cent of carbon credits paid by the government’s agency, the Pacific Carbon Trust. “Encana’s project was projected to be more financially beneficial to the company than its previous practices, regardless of offset revenue, while the Darkwoods property was acquired without offsets being a critical factor in the decision,” Doyle’s report states. “In industry terms, they would be known as ‘free riders’ – receiving revenue ($6 million between the two) for something that would have happened anyway.” Darkwoods, a 55,000-hectare property near Kootenay Lake, was purchased as a forest reserve by the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2008. Doyle notes that the decision to buy the land was made in 2006, and a carbon offset feasibility

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Concerns raised over oilsands spill THE CANADIAN PRESS F O R T MCMURRAY, Alta. Eleven groups have banded together to send a letter to the Alberta government about their concerns over a waste-water spill at a Suncor oilsands plant. The groups representing the environment, First Nations and landowner associations are demanding more information about the leak. Suncor (TSX:SU) has said it doesn’t know exactly what’s in the waste water or how much of it spilled at its base plant north of Fort McMurray. “This is all information that Suncor and the Alberta government should know and be immediate public knowledge, but we remain in the dark,” said the letter dated Wednesday. “We hereby demand the immediate release of this information, including pictures, so Albertans can judge for themselves the impact of this spill.” Suncor has said that it discovered Monday that a pipe carrying “processaffected” water had frozen and burst and that it took at least a few hours to shut the line down. The company later confirmed that some of the liquid ended up in the nearby Athabasca River. Suncor said it doesn’t anticipate there will be any environmental impact because the discharge was diluted with clean water before it got into the river. “We are concerned about the potential impacts the spill will have on our communities, the environment and Alberta’s waterways,” said the letter.


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More power needed in face of robocalls THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Tough penalties for elections-official impersonators, beefier investigative powers and more voter privacy were among the ideas floated Wednesday in a long-awaited Elections Canada report in the wake of the robocalls affair. While the report does not shed light on the identity of the mysterious figure known as “Pierre Poutine,” the person behind a rash of misleading calls in ridings across the country, it does offer a number of suggestions aimed at preventing a similar episode in future election campaigns. The report urges the government to create a new Elections Act offence that includes hefty fines of up to $250,000 and five years in jail for anyone caught pretending to represent Elections Canada. “Elections Canada is of the view that many offences under the act should provide for higher sanctions than is currently the case, in order to have a more significant deterrent effect on offenders,” the report says. “Higher fines would send a message to all Canadians about the importance given by Parliament to maintaining the integrity of the electoral process.” It also calls for greater powers to compel wit-

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he resignation of former Conservative Cabinet Minister Peter Penashue from his seat as a result of his campaign taking illegal donations and exceeding the campaign expense limit leaves Prime Minister Harper with two choices: he can choose to delay the by-election in the riding of Labrador or to call a snap by-election. If Harper chooses to call a by-election before the Commissioner of Canada Elections’ investigation is completed and the federal Director of Public Prosecutions has decided whether or not to prosecute anyone involved in Penashue’s campaign, especially Penashue himself, he will be making a dangerously undemocratic decision and be disregarding Canada’s fair election laws, all while showing he does not care if his candidates cheat to win. A snap by-election could also lead to a messy situation because, if Penashue is convicted of wilfully exceeding election expenses limits or wilfully accepting illegal donations, the mandatory punishment

is prohibition from being a candidate or MP for five years. However, choosing not to call a by-election until a decision is reached is also not a solution to the problem of candidates breaking election rules. There are major flaws in our election laws and in their enforcement that must be fixed in order to prevent this from happening in the future. First, given how difficult it is to correct a corrupted election after it has happened, and to ensure all candidates comply with the federal election law, the law must be changed: 1) so that prosecutors do not have to prove that the candidate/official agent wilfully exceeded the campaign expense limits, but only if the candidate/official agent exceed the limit in a major way (ie. by 10 per cent or more of the total allowable expenses.) This would allow for small, inadvertent errors/oversights in campaign spending and mean candidates/ official agents who exceed the expense limit by only small amounts would not face a penalty; 2) so that many more


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types of violations of the Canada Elections Act carry penalties (prohibition is currently the penalty for only 16 types of violations (as listed in subsections 502(1) and (2) of the Canada Elections Act)). Secondly, Canadians need to know that their election laws are being enforced and that complaints from Canadians are being heard, taken seriously, and properly handled. Democracy Watch has uncovered more than 3,000 complaints filed with Elections Canada since 1997 where Elections Canada has chosen not to provide any details of how they were handled. Elections Canada has consistently denied to disclose summaries and rulings

using a sweeping exemption, and most recently justifying the use of this exemption on the basis that these details could make the Commissioner of Elections look bad – which is a bizarre reason given that the Commissioner has sent a ruling letter to each of the complainants, so technically it is already public. Almost all the other Officers of Parliament — the Auditor General of Canada, the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada, the Information Commissioner, the Privacy Commissioner, and the Commissioner of Lobbying, are required to disclose final decisions/rulings (under 16.1 or 16.2 of the Access to Information Act). Elections Canada has only had the discretionary right to refuse to disclose rulings since 2007 after the Conservatives weakened the Act by adding section 16.3 (the Ethics Commissioner is the other officer allowed, unfortunately, to make secret rulings). By deciding to keep its complete past record of

enforcement of the Canada Elections Act secret, Elections Canada also raises serious doubts about whether it will actually disclose the rulings the Commissioner makes after investigating the 1,300 robocall complaints filed during and after the 2011 election. It is also completely contradictory and hypocritical for Elections Canada to commit to disclosing its rulings on every robocall complaint while at the same time refusing to disclose its rulings on past complaints. To stop candidates from breaking campaign election rules and dealing with the consequences later and to ensure that Canadians know our election laws are being enforced fairly and effectively. We also need to know that when candidates break the rules they will be held responsible for their actions and that complaints sent to Elections Canada are being handled appropriately and the details being released to the public. Tyler Sommers is the Coordinator of Democracy Watch.

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Rationale behind lot sale puzzling I find it difficult to understand the rationale of Trail City Council to sell one of two open lots between East Trail and Bear Creek. I do not know of any other property between East Trail and Beaver Park , that is available for public access. Over many years, Council has acquired all the private properties along the river side of Riverside Ave. with the desire for it to be open space. Council has also acquired all but one house from the Old Bridge along Riverside Avenue towards downtown. Presently there is no access between the down river end of  East Trail to Rock Island as there is private property that must be trespassed. There is certainly a valid argument that the two remaining pieces of property in the Glenmerry area are not great access to the river, but when there is no other access available regardless of the condition of the present accesses they are the best that is available. If it is council’s desire is to reduce the operating costs for

parks in the city I am certain that residents would not object to extending the grass cutting cycle in all the parks from  once every seven days to once every 10 days. Park watering is very excessive and could be reduced. This may result in substantial savings. Council generously approves $125,000 per year for the Communities in Bloom budget. Also to be added is the hundreds and hundreds of hours of volunteer labour to beautify and green the city. The removal of this green space seems to be counterproductive to Council’s efforts to beautify the city. I am very concerned with council’s liability, having commission the Geotech report that approved the construction of building on an old landfill that contains fill material from many years of dumping in the 1960. It is my understanding that buildings should not be constructed on land fill sites as stability may be an issue. I personally know of six old   land fill dump sites that exist in the city and   none of

these have any structures on them. When these sites were considered for subdivisions in 1982, the Ministry of Health was contacted and they recommended against building on these properties as there was a potential of gas leakage in the future. Regardless of the technicalities, once this piece of property transfers to private hands it will never again be returned for public use. The future will certainly view this sale as a tragedy. With the city having squirreled away millions of dollars in reserve accounts I am certain a hundred thousand dollars revenue from this site in park reserves, is not a make or break situation in the present budget review. I urge the citizens of Trail to seek out the petition, signed their names to urge council to stop the present potential sale of one of only two open lots along the river. Let’s all leave something for our children in the future. Norman Gabana Trail

Trail Eagles are alive and well

With all the recent press concerning the demolition and fire at old Trail Eagles building downtown, I believe it is time to let the citizens of Trail and surrounding area know the Trail Eagles is still active and functioning. Since selling our building downtown we have purchased and renovated a nice hall at 1650 Mclean Street in East Trail, which is more suited to our needs. As a non-profit organization, we, along with our partner groups have raised tens of thousands of dollars and supported many community initiatives such as the new Maternity Ward

and Digital Mammography. Our latest donation was to Poplar Ridge to construct a kitchenette for the residents’ use. We still carry on our longstanding tradition of sponsoring a Little League ball team, provide bursaries for the children and grand children of our members and support many other local and provincial charities. Our members and partner groups are currently busy raising money to provide wheel chair access to our hall. I believe that the primary reason we have all the wonderful services we enjoy in our community today is largely in

part due to the countless hours of community service and the generosity of our citizens. In closing, I would like to invite anyone interested in giving a little back to the community I am so proud to be a part of to come out and see what the Eagles are all about. We meet on the first ad third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and the Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Kim James Past President and active member Fraternal Order of Eagles #2838

U.S. court skeptical of federal same-sex law THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The Supreme Court was indicating Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to married people. Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the decisive vote in a divided court, joined the four more liberal justices Wednesday in

raising questions about the provision of the federal Defence of Marriage Act that is being challenged at the Supreme Court. Kennedy said the law appears to intrude on the power of states that have chosen to recognize same-sex marriages. Other justices said the law creates what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called two classes of marriage. The federal law affects a

range of benefits available to married couples, including tax breaks, survivor benefits and health insurance for spouses of federal employees. Lower federal courts have struck down the section of the law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman, and now the justices, in nearly two hours of scheduled argument, were considering whether to follow suit.

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OBITUARIES FEHR, AMY LYNNE — was born in Trail on March 3, 1975 and passed away suddenly on March 25, 2013 in Grand Forks. Details of her funeral arrangements will be published as they are known. *** VULCANO, RONALD ARTHUR — born in Trail, BC on May 14, 1947 and passed suddenly at Surrey Hospital peacefully with family and friends on February 27, 2013. Ronald lived in Langley, BC and loved driving, his grandchildren and sons, and sports. Ronald was predeceased by his mother Margaretta Park, father William Vulcano, sister Merilyn McKerracher, brother Mike Vulcano, and brother-in-law Jim Anderson. He is survived by sister Margie Anderson, brother Bill Vulcano, son Jim Vulcano (Lisa), Royston, Liam, John, Aaron, Adam, Mark, Monica, son Brian Vulcano (Natalie), Julia, Luka, Daniel and James. Funeral mass was held on Thurs. Mar. 7 at Precious Blood RC Parish in Surrey, B.C. *** WESTBURY, JASON CHAD — Sept.18, 1974 to March 24, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Jason Chad Westbury of Revelstoke, B.C. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at age 38. Jason was killed in an avalanche in Roger’s Pass while skiing. Jason was born on Sept.18, 1974 in Trail, B.C. and attended school in Rossland with K-8 at MacLean Elementary and 9-12 at RSS graduating in 1992. He attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington his first year of college and then to Selkirk College in Castlegar. He then decided to take time off to travel. Jason was a good athlete – started skating and skiing at age 3. He played Minor hockey in Rossland until age 12 but switched to skiing and has done so ever since. For the summer, he played baseball starting in Trail Little League and continued through the leagues until age 19. He always had a bat or a ball and glove ready to be out there training. He was thrilled to get to play for 2 years on the Trail Allstars for Andy Bilesky and played in the Canadian Little League Championships that Trail hosted in 1987 as the starting shortstop. He played shortstop all the later years and always tried to emulate his favorite Blue Jay, Tony Fernadez. He played with the J.L. Crowe Hawks under Lou DeRosa and had some great memories of those years playing with the Trail boys who always called him “Whistle.” He was a die-hard Oiler fan and loved Wayne Gretzky. If he could figure out a way to get to use the numbers 99 in anything – he did. Even in the lean years, he

never wavered as a fan and had great hopes for their young guys that are there today. His life was so brightened by his Sheltie dog, Lady. They spent many hours doing whatever a boy and his dog do. There was an evening ritual of seeing who could get into bed first to lie on the Wayne Gretzky pillow – most of the time Lady was quicker. His love for skiing took him around the world - Australia, Chile, Argentina, India, Switzerland, France and all over B.C. He and his pals spent many hours out on the slopes. Jason usually led the group and they had to work pretty hard to keep up as he kept himself in top physical condition. From his visit to Australia, he arrived home with about 8 Aussies he met who loved skiing with him and they spent a winter here in Rossland to experience skiing. He did several outdoor jobs - including rock climbing on some of the peaks in B.C.- as well as care giver for his great pal, Paul Derosa , until he decided a career path. He and Paul had skating sisters in common and figured out that they could stay home with Nonie while the rest of us went to the skating competition. They’d give a big cheer when we called them with results, all the time happy they were watching the Oilers or Flames on TV and eating Nonie’s yummy burgers. In 2000, Jason returned to school at SAIT in Calgary, Alberta to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. He did very well at this and specialized in helicopter maintenance. Over the years this job took him to NWT, Yukon, Northern Alberta, Colorado, Texas, Australia, California and many places in B.C. His car travelled many kilometers as he kept his home base in Revelstoke. Four years ago, he met a terrific lady, Lisa and she loved to ski and do all the outdoor activities that he loved and together they have skied many slopes and done lots of travelling. Together they took courses in First Aid and several ski training courses always trying to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature offered them on the slopes. He had a wicked wit and was voted “Most Sarcastic” by his Grad class. His gentle heart and kindness meant his door was always open – seemed to always have lots of visitors over the winter months coming for a few days of skiing. He will be deeply missed by his parents, Jan and Gary Westbury of Rossland , his sister, Stacey (Aaron) Wilson of Surrey, his girlfriend, Lisa Pettenuzzo of Revelstoke, grandparents Alice Westbury of Trail and Bill and Ruth Cridland of Moose Jaw, Sask. and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends. He was predeceased by his Grandpa Ernie Westbury, his Uncle Bill Jeffrey, his pal, Paul Derosa and his Aunt Adele Bennett. A Memorial Service for Jason will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm. at the Cominco Gym in the Trail Memorial Arena at 1051 Victoria Ave. Trail, B.C. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. Rest in Peace –we all love you!

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As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jason’s memory are welcome to any children’s charity of your choice. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at *** DECEMBRINI, MARY MARGARET — In loving memory of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Mary was born on July 26, 1939 in Doonside, Saskatchewan and passed away on March 21, 2013 at Columbia View Lodge, Trail, BC. She is survived by her husband Frank, her two sons; Scott (Delani) and Mark, her chosen daughter; Shelly (Carel), her three grandchildren; Naomi (Dion), Nicole and Dustin, her great-granddaughter Zóe DaSilva, her sister; Audrey Bath and brothers Bruce (Lynn) Callender, Gord (Cathy) Callender and many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her young son Jamie, her brother Al Callender, her sister Elva Stoopidge, her parents Cecil and Ellen Callender. She will be sadly missed by all of her family. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 28, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Montrose Hall. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. *** PAYETTE, BOB — April 1, 1952 February 15, 2013. Dad was an avid sportsman who enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and softball but was most content with a fishing rod in hand, be it sitting by Beaver Creek or trolling on Kootenay Lake. In 1971, Dad entered “Punk school” and successfully received his Journeyman Ironworker Red Seal in 1974. He spent the rest of his working days as a proud member of Ironworkers Local 97 union. Family was everything to Dad, he was a loving man with a huge heart. He always seemed larger than life and will be missed by everyone whose heart he touched. He was predeceased by his parents, Gib and Betty, brother Gordon, sister Donna Gunness, and brother-in-law Rick Maloney. He is survived by his son Cory, daughter Amber (Lyle Kozler) grandchildren Brooke, Sierra and Dakoda, brother Lionel (Bev), sisters Jackie (Dan) McKechnie, Janet (Pete) Baldassi, Kathy Maloney and many nieces and nephews. We would like to invite friends to celebrate Dads life with us during an open house on Saturday April 20, 2013 between 1- 5 p.m, in the yard at 105 Hudu Creek road (Amber’s house). Interment will follow during our family reunion in August.

Liberal MP takes final bow

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - As federal MPs prepare to go back to their ridings for two weeks, interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is packing up his office. Wednesday marked Rae’s final meeting with the Liberal caucus as the party’s caretaker boss; by the time the House of Commons resumes in mid-April, someone else will have the job of Liberal leader and the office that goes with it. But the man chosen by the Liberals to lead the party after it was decimated in the 2011 election says while he’ll have new digs off the Hill and a new seat in the Commons, he has no intention of disappearing. “I’m not going to be crazy uncle Bob coming down from the attic every once in a while to make a speech to the kids,” Rae told a news conference, his wife and children watching nearby. “It’s not my intention to do that.” In the two years since the Liberals were reduced to third-party status, recent polls suggest the party is clawing its way back to respectability, thanks in part to the high-profile leadership bid of presumptive front-runner Justin Trudeau. The Liberals are scheduled to announce the results of their leadership contest April 14. Meanwhile, he said he looks forward to speaking with his successor about his future role. “There are times when you are on the stage and there are times when you’re doing something else, and I’ve had my moments and the new leader will make the decisions,” Rae said. Rae’s many moments in politics drew tributes from his Commons colleagues Wednesday, including the prime minister. After some good-natured jousting during question period, Harper paid tribute to Rae’s time in public life. “I do want to thank him for his service for bringing his intellect, his patriotism and his tenacity to the House of Commons,” Harper said. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird joked that it was Rae’s time as leader of the Ontario New Democrats that motivated him to go into politics as a Conservative. “The central role he has played each and every day in this place will be greatly missed,” Baird said. New Democrat House Leader Nathan Cullen celebrated Rae’s commitment to the cause of aboriginal Canadians, specifically the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. “I know this is an issue and a cause that affects all Canadians,” Cullen said. “As someone who comes from the northern parts of the country, to hear a member from the urban capital of Canada talking about it with such passion and such grace has been important and moving for me.”

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A man prepares to fill his car’s gas tank in Toronto. Consumer prices in Canada jumped by a surprisingly strong 1.2 per cent in February as a big hike in gasoline helped fuel the biggest month-to-month pop in inflation since January 1991 when Ottawa introduced the GST.

Inflation makes highest monthly climb since 1991

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Consumer prices in Canada jumped by a surprisingly strong 1.2 per cent in February as a big hike in gasoline helped fuel the biggest month-to-month increase in inflation since January 1991. The one-month pop lifted the country’s annual inflation rate by 0.7 points, also to 1.2 per cent, in February, reversing a trend to lower price gains that had taken the consumer price index to 0.5 per cent in January, the lowest level in more than three years. Economists had expected inflation to start edging up, particularly as gasoline prices were known to have risen, but their best estimate was for a year-to-year increase of 0.8 per cent and a month-to-month increase of 0.7 per cent. The Canadian dollar was up 0.13 of a cent at 98.52 cents US after the report. Despite the one-month inflation shock, analysts said Canadians had little to worry about and that the Bank of Canada will likely discount the report as an anomaly. The rollercoaster movement in inflation was most likely due to temporary factors on both the upside and downside, they said. “It was a surprise but it was predicated on some temporary factors that are likely to ease as we go forward into the next month or two, so I’m kind of inclined to look through it,” said Derek Holt, vicepresident of economics with Scotia Capital. Holt noted that the steep increase in gasoline prices from January to February - 8.4 per cent - is not being repeated in March, he noted. And the higher inflation rate of


1.2 per cent, while not good news for consumers, remains below the Bank of Canada’s efforts to keep inflation as close as possible to 2.0 per cent. A prolonged period of below trend inflation is an indicator of soft domestic demand, which at its worst, could weaken the economy by encouraging consumers to delay purchases in expectation of lower prices in future. David Madani of Capital Economics said the surprising February report does not alter the longer-term expectation of inflation as a spent force in Canada. “With economic growth expected to remain below the economy’s potential, we expect disinflationary pressures to intensify in the coming months,” he said. Gasoline’s one-month spurt in February, after declining in January, pushed pump prices to an increase of 3.9 per cent annualized, contributing to a two per cent overall increase in the cost of transportation. The other big mover was dealer auto prices, which rose 2.1 per cent on the month and 2.5 per cent over the past year, as fewer manufacturers’ rebates were offered in February. Besides gasoline and cars, clothing increased by five per cent from January to February, food by 0.9 per cent led by a 6.4 per cent jump as fresh vegetables, while travel accommodation rose by 4.5 per cent. Restaurant meals were up 2.2 per cent, food 1.9 per cent, rent 1.6 per cent, homeowner replacement cost up 2.3 per cent and alcohol and tobacco increased by two per cent.

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Trail & District Churches

A Weekend Spent in Church “What are you doing for the weekend?” a friend asked me. “Going to church” was my quick reply. “But that’s only on Sunday, what about the rest of the weekend? “Well, this weekend is Easter so Christians spend a lot of time in church; it is the most important time of our Christian faith. Tonight we are having a Potluck Supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Maundy Thursday Service.” “What’s a Monday Thursday Service?” “Maundy – it means a new commandment. The service is a re-enactment of the evening before Jesus’ death when he met with his disciples in the upper room. They celebrated communion and Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, (though in our service we will be washing hands). During that evening Jesus said to his disciples “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Tomorrow is Good Friday, when Christians gather to remember the death of Jesus Christ who died for the


CHURCHES St. Anthony/ St. Francis Parish

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sins of the world. We are fortunate to be sharing Good Friday with our brothers and sisters at the Salvation Army.” “Good Friday? Jesus died? What’s so good about that?” my friend said. “What’s good about it is that He died so that we might live. He didn’t remain dead; God raised him bodily three days later and that is what we celebrate on Sunday – Jesus’ resurrection. We celebrate that we worship a living God. Easter is the highest holiday of the Christian faith. If we didn’t remember Christ’s death and celebrate his bodily resurrection there would be no reason to call ourselves Christians.” “Still, that’s a lot of church!” my friend said. “Yes” I replied, “But I have a lot to remember and celebrate: Christ’s love that took him to the cross, the forgiveness of my sins and my salvation! Submitted by Rev. Meridyth Robertson First Presbyterian Church

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ess than a week before Easter, a blanket of snow still covers a portion of our front lawn. As long as I keep myself oriented to the south, with its sunny back yard, my heart feels the lightness of spring. My first inkling of spring, though, comes well before the snow melts with the appearance of a variety of hellebore orientalis, Easter Rose. Every year, my heart leaps up when I behold its stem poking through the leaf mulch. This pretty, yet humble flower with its droopy head brightens the late winter garden and thrills me with its promise of new life. Holy Week inspires the same sense of newness within my spirit. This year, I feel it even more intensely because of the hopelouise ful signs of renewal within the Catholic Church. While Pope Francis may or Everyday Theology may not usher in a “Vatican Spring” of sweeping institutional reforms, the early signs shooting forth point towards renewal. Nowhere is this more evident than in his genuine concern for the poor. The pope signalled his concern for the poor immediately, when he chose the name Francis, after Francis of Assisi, a saint loved for his embrace of poverty, devotion to the poor, and respect for creation. Francis really seems to take seriously the words of Jesus, “whatever you do to the least of my people, you do to me.” He framed this in his homily at the papal installation, saying that the pope must “embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison.” This Thursday, Francis puts his words into action. He will celebrate Holy Thursday with young offenders in a youth detention center. Why is this significant? The liturgy for Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, and includes the washing of the feet. The celebrant of the Mass (priest, bishop, cardinal or pope) kneels before twelve representatives from the community and washes their feet. This ritual not only commemorates an act of Jesus, who washed the feet of his disciples the night before he died, it recalls the cleansing waters of baptism. The pouring of the water over the feet is a visible symbol of the outpouring of God’s grace in our lives. It is a ritual that calls the Church to renew its commitment to the gospel imperative for service, especially to those people Francis mentioned at his installation. In choosing to celebrate with prisoners, Francis brings hope into the winter of the lives of those who are imprisoned, and he subtly throws out an example for the rest of us. While Francis is giving many Roman Catholics reasons to hope that there will be change in the institutional Church, right now, he seems intent on orienting the Church to the gospel of service. Perhaps this gentle approach, which is like the touch of the sun coaxing the Easter Rose out of its winter sleep, will effectively awaken hearts and create a springtime of renewal. Louise McEwan is a freelance religion writer with degrees in English and Theology. Her blog is Contact her at


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‘Silver bullet’ solution doesn’t always apply to automobiles


ccording to Wikipedia the idiomatic usage of “silver bullet” is as a general metaphor referring to a straightforward solution perceived to have extreme effectiveness. When faced with a broken car many a consumer is in search of the “silver bullet”. “Google” is a great provider of “silver bullets” and You Tube will generally enable you to apply that silver bullet. There is a tendency in the automotive mechanical repair trade to use silver bullets as a genuine diagnostic process. The complexity of the modern automobile challenges the intellect as never before. Faced with trying to understand how some new “vehicle stabilty control system” operates and then following a ten page troubleshooting tree

that requires the use of a diagnostic tool that the repair shop does not even have to diagnosis an inoperative system code seems a giant waste of time. More and more your automotive service technician is faced with just that scenario. Reach for a “silver bullet”? You bet! Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the silver bullet population is declining. Why? Vehicle reliability is soaring. Cars don’t break like they used to. Even though vehicles are way more complex, they also are way more reliable. They also require significantly less maintenance. If you are a mechanic you just do not get as much practice as you used to. There are not as many pat-



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North Shore medical marijuana plan hits a snag By Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star

A North Shore couple hoping to receive one of the first licenses to produce medical marijuana under new federal regulations has run into a bureaucratic roadblock. The Regional District of Central

Kootenay last week denied a variance application to let the couple expand two outbuildings on their property to a combined 4,435 square feet (412 square meters) — more than four times the maximum size allowed for a home-based business in a residential area — and increase the

number of permitted employees from two to four. One of the applicants, who spoke to the Star on condition of anonymity, explained that by applying for a variance rather than going through a rezoning process, they hoped to avoid a public hearing that would have made their location common knowledge. They aren’t hiding

the nature of their proposed business from the regional district or neighbours, he added, but do have security concerns if their address is widely advertised. However, when the matter reached the regional district’s rural affairs committee this month, directors upheld a staff recommendation to reject the variance and suggested the applicants

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seek rezoning instead. Committee chair Hans Cunningham said the decision was based both on the size of the proposed variance and their belief regulations to be introduced this year will insist that commercial medical marijuana operations be located in industrial or agricultural areas. “I applaud [the applicants] in that they want to get a jump on what’s going on,” he said. “But if we give them a variance and the government said ‘No, you have to be on agricultural or industrial land,’ they’re not going to get a license. So it makes sense to do the rezoning.” The decision followed a presentation by the proponents, who came with several letters of support from neighbours and a petition of 30 names. (A staff report also listed objections from other neighbours, but they mostly related to the operation’s size, not its

purpose.) “They made a hell of a presentation,” said director Larry Binks. “Letter perfect. It was well written and well documented.” He was one of three directors who spoke against denying the variance, believing the subject of marijuana clouded the discussion. The proponents had no obligation to disclose what sort of business they were planning, he noted. Still, he too believes rezoning is the right path — but wishes the applicants had been warned at the outset the variance had little chance of succeeding. The applicant who spoke to the Star said they’re considering their options and haven’t decided whether to apply for rezoning. “I don’t feel I’ve been treated badly by the regional district,” he said. “It turned out my variance was too big. I was asking for a lot.”

Even so, they would still be among the smallest license-seekers, he said. He also said this area is already home to a high density of marijuana grow-ops as part of an illicit “black and grey marketplace” and called the federal government’s new rules the first “white regulations,” which he hopes are the first step in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. “This new wellregulated industry will simply absorb the black market in time as it takes the profit out of growing and selling marijuana in the black market,” he said. “We believe Nelson is the epicenter of marijuana and that reputation can be exploited for the benefit of our entire community. Our leaders should wake up to this fact and see that there is an incredible opportunity for our community in particular to reap huge benefits.”


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Early maintenance can help yield colourful spring


a r m , b r i g h t days with l o n g e r daylight hours herald the coming of spring. In no time at all the colorful bloom of tulips, crocus, hyacinth and daffodils, diligently planted in the fall, will show



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their lovely faces. To achieve a glorious carpet of color, a gardener begins in the fall preparing the bulb beds to ensure a visual impact. This is achieved by visualizing your bulb bed. What do you want to see? Spring is the season to ensure all the hard work in the fall is protected and continues to give many years of joyful

blooms. This is the time of year to pamper your bulb beds. As the foliage erupts, loosen the soil around it and apply an all purpose crystal fertilizer 5-105. It will work its way into the soil by warm spring rains. In the Kootenays, there is also the challenge of wildlife damaging the tender plants- specifically squirrels, moles and deer. Pest repellants such as hot pepper spray or crushed sea shells around bulbs may have to be used to protect the shoots. Crocus and tulips are especially appealing to pests, where as daffodils have a poisonous nature with a bitter taste. Hyacinths and double daffodils may be susceptible to wind and rain so staking may be necessary. The use of small stakes, wire rings or green foliage twine will keep the brightly blooming faces smiling. Bulbs are not

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blooming! There are a number of reasons this could be happening. The bulbs may not be getting enough sun, the soil is poorly drained or the bulbs may be too small to produce a flower. If this is the case, bulbs will need to be lifted and relocated to be planted again the following fall. After the blooms have spent, the stems should be cut off at the base of the plant. If this is not done the seed heads take much needed energy from the bulbs, reducing the bloom for the following year. The leaves should remain in place until they have turned yellow, and then the dried remnants CUT to ground level. The bulbs need the nutrition produced by the leaves. A rule of thumb, any foliage still visible at the beginning of July can be removed. Annuals can be planted among the remains of bulb

greens to cover up the drying foliage. Other tricks to enjoying a bulb garden are planting them amongst perennials that will start to come up as the bulb plants start to fade. Thoughts for the next blooming season must be considered as the current season bloom fades. What will need to be removed, reconsidered or renovated? Because the bulbs are dormant in late summer, this is the time

to remove and discard small bulbs, split larger ones and store for the fall planting. Spring is always a time of renewal and new possibilities. Enjoy the colorful energy a bulb bed will provide. Betty Drover and Patty Siddall operate a local garden business and will share their expertise in the Trail Times every other Friday. Contact Siddall Drover Garden Services at 250-364-1005

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Seniors’ housing group ponders future By Jim Sinclair Castlegar News

Rota Villa residents heard in a meeting last week that their residential future is in their own hands. Many of the the folks who live in the 40-suite seniors facility located on 11th Street and 7th Avenue have been concerned about a possible change in the administration of the complex which has been directed for a number of years by an independent society following it’s original construction which had been arranged by Castlegar Rotarians. The number of members on the society board has dwindled over the years and there has been talk of the Villa being turned over to the BC Housing Corp. as a result. At a meeting last June a majority of residents voted to support the idea of a changeover to BC Housing but the vote did not hit the 75 per cent required by society bylaws. Therefore, a March 20 meeting was called in order to update residents of the situation in advance of this year’s AGM which is coming up in June. By way of a bit of background, the property is valued at about $1.7 million. There are two mortgages ($198,000 and $35,000, with monthly payments of $2,500 and $1,900, respectively. Rents currently range from $265 for a studio apartment, to $390 for a larger unit – far lower than market value. Occupancy, for the first time in several years, is currently 100 per cent. If BC Housing were to take over the basic rent would be 30 per cent of a tenant’s income.

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BY TIMES STAFF Black Jack nordic skier David Palmer is proving he is one of the top junior skiers in the nation at the Haywood Ski Nationals at the Callaghan Valley training centre in Whistler Olympic Park this week. Palmer finished 16th in the open mens and first overall among juniors in the 15-kilometre race on Tuesday in 44:24.4, and he was the fastest junior in Canada, placing 26th overall out of 151 racers in the open male category 10-km free technique on Sunday and was the fastest male from B.C.

Black Jack’s Geoffrey Richards finished eighth in the U23 mens 15-kilometre race, while Julien Locke came seventh in the junior mens, and Rebecca Reid eighth among U23 women in the five-km. Free technique, while Eric Byram finished 13th in the 7.5 K Classic among junior boys and Daniel Merlo placed 20th in the 7.5 K Classic in juvenile boys. The nationals continue through the weekend with long sprints going today, and culminating in the mass start 50-km and 30-km free technique race going Sunday.



Alex Evin teaches an absorbed group of young goalies in Kaslo this year the ins and outs of tending the net. The Castlegar native has started NL Goal to make teams more competitive and goalies game that much bettter.

NL Goal scores big in first season BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

In the developmental stages of hockey and beyond, the person behind the mask is often forgotten, but one man is making certain Kootenay goaltenders get the recognition and instruction they deserve. Alex Evin is a goaltender and Castlegar native who has taken the initiative and started his own goaltender consulting business under the banner of NL Goal. Evin played his minor hockey in Castlegar before embarking on a briliant five-year BCHL career that led to two All-star team selections and a Fred Page Cup with the Penticton Vees. He earned a full scholarship to Colgate University where he graduated and then returned to the Kootenays. A tryout with the Abbotsford Heat in the fall, a team waist-deep in solid goaltenders, resulted in Evin’s return to the area. “I obviously wanted to play pro this year, but it just didn’t work out to get a good enough spot to get into an NHL system,” said Evin who was also chosen by the Calgary Hitmen in the Bantam draft. “So while I was here, I got hired in Trail (Smoke Eaters) in the summer and I figured that would just be temporary before I went away to camps but I came back and started working with the goaltenders there. I just really enjoyed it and thought while I was in the area I

might as well branch out a bit and provide my services to not just only the Trail Smoke Eaters, so it just grew from there.” As a goalie coach, the 26-year-old went on to help Alex Sirard backstop the Selkirk College Saints to a BCIHL championship, the league’s lowest goals against, and a top goalie award, he also coached Adam Todd and Lyndon Stanwood of the Smoke Eaters to season highs in wins, and helped the Beaver Valley Avalanche goaltending tandem of Jarrod Schamerhorn and Zach Perehudoff come to within a goal of the Neil Murdoch division title. “All the goalies took a step in their playing career, they all improved and played really well, and they enjoyed it so it was good that way.” Todd was particularly impressive in goal as the Smoke Eaters battled for a playoff spot. After joining the Smokies in October Todd went 11-5 with a shutout and was brilliant down the stretch winning four of his last five starts. “I give a lot of credit to my goalie coach, Alex Evin,” said Todd. “We worked pretty hard together and I can thank him for that. I just feel really confident and really, really calm in there.” While Evin spent much of his time this past season with junior and college clubs, he is looking to fulfill a larger role in instructing young goalies as well. See LOCAL, Page 17

RSS tees off down south

BY TIME STAFF The Rossland Secondary School golf team didn’t get much of a rest over spring break as they competed in two tournaments over the holiday. Last week the team travelled to Spokane to play in the prestigious Jim Shriver Invite at Manito Golf and Country Club. Sporting one of the strongest fields of any high school tournament, many of the players have committed to NCAA schools for either this fall or next fall. Nineteen teams from the inland Northwest teed off with Rossland coming away with a very strong ninth-place performance. Both Tyler and Braden McKay finished inside the top 20, tied for 16th in the 96 player field and Brenan Moroney also had a strong

performance finishing in a tie for 26th. Jeff Ashton and Nathan McKay rounded out the scoring for the team. On Monday, the team travelled to Post Falls, to participate in the Prairie Falls Invitational. Again the team performed well, finishing fifth out of 15 teams. The top performer for Rossland was Braden McKay finishing fourth in the 70 player field. McKay posted a round of 76 in cold, windy conditions, three shots short of the winner, University of Arizona recruit, Derek Bayley of Lakeland Wash. Brenan Moroney finished tied for 12th, Tyler McKay tied for 16th, Jeff Ashton tied for 37th and Nathan McKay came in tied for 50th. The teams next scheduled tournament goes Apr. 8 in Deer Park, Wash.


Smokies spring camp on tap

BY TIMES STAFF The Trail Smoke Eaters will be hosting their spring camp this weekend at the Trail Memorial Centre. About 70 young Bantam and Midget aged prospects will

take to the Cominco ice this weekend to show their talents to the Trail Smoke Eaters coaching staff. The players will be split into four teams with scrimmages going back-to-back

from 10:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturday, evening. The players will be back on the ice for the playoff round Sunday at 11:15 a.m. and the final game scheduled for 1:15 p.m.

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Curlers prep for Worlds THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - Brad Jacobs is getting ready to exchange his moose for a Maple Leaf. The 27-year-old Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., curler got comfortable wearing a moose emblem, symbolic of Northern Ontario, while skipping his rink at the past four Brier championships. He is still getting used to the idea of wearing Canada’s colours in his inaugural appearance at the world men’s curling championship in Victoria, which begins Saturday and concludes April 7. But it won’t be difficult to get motivated. “This is the first time we’re going to

wear the Maple Leaf on our backs, so we’re new to this,” said Jacobs on a conference call Monday. “I think once we get there, and we throw on the clothes and we go out for practice, we’re really going to feel what it’s like to be Team Canada and the pride that goes along with that.” Jacobs will compete against the world’s best with his rink, comprising of brothers lead Ryan Harnden and second E.J. Harnden, along with third Ryan Fry. The skip and his front end mates are actually first cousins. Jacobs and company will try to give Canada its fourth consecutive world title.

As a youth, Jacobs dreamed of winning the Brier, which he did for the first time in Edmonton earlier this month. The worlds? Not so much. “To be honest with you, we haven’t scouted the other teams,” said Jacobs. “What we’re more concerned with is how we’re feeling going into the worlds.” The specific opponent “doesn’t matter.” “We’re more concerned with what the rocks are going to be doing,” he said. “Really, your opponent is only out there to help you read the ice and help you make your shots in that sense.”

Local goalies get help

FROM PAGE 16 “When I was very, very young, there was maybe one goalie camp that came here for maybe one weekend the whole time I was here . . . just the way hockey is, coaches don’t take time to consider the needs of their goaltenders. There is a lot of specific technique and especially the mental side of things that is tough for coaches to relate to their goaltenders so it’s good to have someone around. “I never had that when I was younger so I am going to try to provide this opportunity in the Kootenays and see what happens, and hopefully people take advantage of it.” A goalie camp in Kaslo earlier this year was a good indication to Evin that there is indeed a niche

that needs to be filled. “That is why I want to build something here,” he added. “I went up to Kaslo and there was eight goalies in their minor hockey association and I think six or seven of them showed up . . . it was great to see, because none of those goaltenders had ever been on the ice with a goalie coach before.” Evin’s camps include extensive on-ice sessions, with video analysis, dryland training, and power skating. This summer Evin will be working with junior goalies, in addition to holding a minor hockey camp in Nelson July 29 to Aug. 1, and as goalie instructor at the Champions Hockey School Aug. 11-17. To contact NL Goal go to www., email: aevin@colgate. edu or call 304-4928.


Former Smokie a Saint

By Times Staff The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Darnell Dyck to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2013/14 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Dyck is returning to the West Kootenays after spending the 2009/10 season with the Trail Smoke Eaters, with whom he netted 29 points. He played a total of four seasons in the BCHL and enjoyed his greatest success with the Langley Rivermen, where he scored 19 goals and led the team

with 65 points in 60 games during the 2011/12 campaign. Overall, Dyck netted 54 goals and 163 points in 230 BCHL games. The 21-year old spent the 2012/13 season at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, where he helped lead

the Lions to an appearance in the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s National Championship Game. He finished third on the team in goals and fifth in points with 10 and 21 respectively in 23 games and led all Lions freshmen in both categories. 10 ft

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The Jason Avis curling team swept top prizes at the Beaver Valley Curling club Saturday, taking home the Thursday night championship, the overall league title, and the coveted Silver Beaver awarded to the winner of the men’s A playoff, the pinnacle of B.V. curling supremacy. From left: Rob Vandermeer - third, Avis - skip, Kyle Jones - second, and Brad Mason - lead.


Jays finalize rotation before opener Romero demoted, Happ fifth starter

THE CANADIAN PRESS PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons maintained all along that left-hander J.A. Happ belonged on the team. Now its official. The demotion of left-hander Ricky Romero on Tuesday put Happ in the Blue Jays starting rotation as fifth starter. Happ had a good spring training, while Romero did not. Regardless, Gibbons felt Happ deserved a role with the Blue Jays despite the early plan to have him open the season in the starting rotation at triple-A Buffalo. “No doubt, even if he had a bad spring he deserved to be on the team,” Gibbons said Wednesday before the Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1. “He’s a proven big-league pitcher.” “That’s definitely good to hear from a guy who knows baseball,” Happ said after allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings. “That’s a great compliment. That’s a lot of what I was trying to get across to them

before coming into camp and then trying to do as well as I could here to help the case.” Happ, 30, is 35-35 with an earned-run average of 4.19 in 116 career major-league outings, including 96 starts. He was obtained by the Blue Jays last July in a trade with the Houston Astros. While Romero struggled with an earned-run average of 6.23 in five Grapefruit League starts, Happ kept putting in good starts despite the uncertainty of his role. He maintained all spring that he was a major-league starter. Happ received the call from general manager Alex Anthopoulos on Tuesday telling him that he would open the season in the rotation. “It was great, definitely a relief,” Happ said. “It was certainly nice to know. Excited more than anything as I think everybody is about this ball club. Hoping it’s going to be a lot of fun, it should be.” Against the Rays he allowed four hits and four walks while striking out four to leave him with a 1.90 earned-run average in seven Grapefruit League outings, including six starts.

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“Happ put his money where his mouth is,” Gibbons said. “He came out and said he wants to be the fifth starter, he deserved it and he got it. I expect him to be good. He’s a competent guy and good lefties are hard to find.” Happ had allowed only three walks all spring training entering Wednesday’s game, so the four he allowed to the Rays were a little out of character for what he has shown this spring. “Definitely, especially the way the spring has gone for me,” said Happ, who has 18 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings. “I’m definitely not going to get down about it. I feel good physically. I tried to make adjustments as the game went on. I lost a couple of guys. That happens but that’s not what I want.” The move to send Romero on option to single-A Dunedin was made after he allowed three runs (two earned) over 4 1/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Romero will continue to work on the adjustments he is making and pitch in the rotation with the Florida State League team.

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WHL Playoffs Tuesday Games Edmonton 7 Kootenay 1 Edmonton leads series 2-1 Medicine Hat 5 Saskatoon 2 Medicine Hat leads series 3-0 Calgary 1 Swift Current 0 Calgary leads series 3-1 Red Deer 3 Prince Albert 1 Red Deer leads series 3-0 Victoria 2 Kamloops 1 Kamloops leads series 2-1 Tri City 5 Spokane 4 Spokane leads series 2-1 Seattle 3 Kelowna 2 Seattle leads series 3-0 Wednesday Games (Scores unavailable) Portland at Everett 7:05 p.m. Series tied 1-1 Edmonton at Kootenay 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Medicine Hat 7 p.m. Red Deer at Prince Albert 7 p.m. Kelowna at Seattle Tonight’s Games Swift Current at Calgary 7 p.m. Kamloops at Victoria 7:05 p.m. Spokane at Tri City 7:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Kootenay at Edmonton 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Saskatoon 7:05 p.m. Prince Albert at Red Deer 8 p.m. Portland at Everett 7:35 p.m. KIJHL Final Tuesday Game Castlegar 2 North Okanagan 1

Wednesday Game (score unavailable) North Okanagan at Castlegar 7:30 p.m. Friday Game Castlegar at North Okanagan 7 p.m. Saturday Game Casltegar at North Okanagan 7:30 p.m. NHL All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 34 26 8 0 52 117 84 New Jersey 33 15 11 7 37 82 89 Rangers 32 16 13 3 35 78 78 Islanders 33 15 15 3 33 96 107 Philadelphia 32 13 17 2 28 84 99 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 31 21 7 3 45 89 66 Montreal 32 20 7 5 45 98 78 Ottawa 33 18 9 6 42 86 72 Toronto 34 18 12 4 40 102 97 Buffalo 33 13 16 4 30 87 102 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 34 18 14 2 38 88 99 Carolina 31 15 14 2 32 86 90 Washington 33 15 17 1 31 94 93 Tampa Bay 33 14 18 1 29 105 99 Florida 34 9 19 6 24 80 119 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 32 25 4 3 53 108 71 Detroit 33 17 11 5 39 90 83 St. Louis 32 17 13 2 36 92 89

Nashville 33 14 13 6 34 83 88 Columbus 33 13 13 7 33 75 86 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 33 18 9 6 42 88 85 Minnesota 31 19 10 2 40 86 75 Edmonton 32 12 13 7 31 77 91 Calgary 31 12 15 4 28 85 105 Colorado 31 11 16 4 26 79 100 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 32 22 6 4 48 104 83 Los Angeles 32 18 12 2 38 93 80 San Jose 31 14 11 6 34 76 82 Dallas 32 15 14 3 33 87 97 Phoenix 32 13 15 4 30 82 90 Today’s Games Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. NHL Scoring Leaders GP G A Sidney Crosby, Pit 34 15 39 Steven Stamkos, TB 33 23 20 Chris Kunitz, Pit 34 19 23 Martin St. Louis, TB 33 8 34 Patrick Kane, Chi 32 17 24 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 32 12 25 John Tavares, NYI 33 20 15 Eric Staal, Car 31 14 21 Nazem Kadri, Tor 34 14 21

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Helen Heichert presents the Bill Heichert Memorial trophy for the Trail Men’s Retiree championship to the Tom Hall team comprised of skip Tom Hall, third John Dyer, second Mario Favaro, lead Brian Powell, and fifth Tony Veltri after beating the Secco rink in the final on Friday.

Hall hoists Heichert

By Times Correspondent In Men’s Retiree Curling final action last week, it was a rematch of last year’s title game between skips Primo Secco and Tom Hall as they battled for the Bill Heichert Memorial trophy. The Secco rink jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first end on a tick off one of the Hall stones but the Hall side seized the lead on a hit and stick on the edge of the eightfoot for three. With the Hall front end playing well and setting up the third end with three in the four foot and a couple of good guards, Secco could only remove one giving Hall a steal of two. The Hall front end continued to place stones in the rings in the fourth end, forcing the Secco front end into difficult hits. With three Hall rocks counting, the Secco third made a nice hit to remove one and

stick around. Primo on his last shot faced a split house, and was forced to take one with a hit and stick. In the fifth, the Hall front end buried behind overlapped guards. Second Mario Favaro put up another nice guard to seal off the draw to the button. Secco wrecked on the guard but expanded leaving Tom a port to draw for two and a 7-3 lead. In the sixth end, Favaro made a great hit and roll to the four foot, behind cover to sit first and second shot. Secco can only remove one giving Hall another steal. In the seventh end guards went up and come arounds rub on guards and set up a wall of granite. The Hall side managed to sit first and second shot behind the guards after the thirds rocks were thrown. With the Secco side unable to get at either stones, hand shakes were exchanged. Make the final 8–3.

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The Kootenay Kannibelles took fourth place in the inaugural Roller Derby Association of Canada (RDAC) national tournament held March 15 - 17 in Edmonton. Six teams competed at West Edmonton Mall with an estimated

50,000 spectators passing by to watch the action, according to a press release from the West Kootenay Roller Derby League. The Kannibelles played three bouts in two days and the battle for third came down to the final few seconds of the last bout.

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Playing the Edmonton E-Ville team, the lead changed hands several times throughout 60-minutes of hard-hitting, fast-skating action. The ‘Belles were defeated 164-158 and finished the tournament with a fourthplace showing.

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Tell mom she will lose family time due to grudge Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

and blew up at Martha. They argued, and Martha left and didn’t attend the wedding. Although my mom understands how Martha can annoy people, she shut herself off from then on. She didn’t help me into my dress, paid no attention during the wedding and spoke to no one. After the wedding, we had a small reception at the house, and she locked herself in our room. I was devastated. My husband’s mother apologized profusely to my mother after the incident, but Mom refuses to get over it. She won’t come to family gatherings when my in-laws are present.

neighbor saw my wife beat me in a wrestling match. Now the neighbor makes remarks about my getting beat up by a woman. My wife refuses to come to my defense and says I have to deal with this woman myself. How do I deal with these gossipy bullies? -- Vince Dear Vince: It might help if you make yourself less of an easy target. You allow this neighbor to discombobulate you. Ignore her, or laugh it off. Her opinions are unimportant. But tell your wife that you expect her to stick up for you when her friends insult you, because she would certainly want you to do the same. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Questioning in California,” who is converting to Judaism and whose friends are not supportive of her new kosher eating habits. I’m not Jewish, but my husband is. For

the past seven years, we have kept a strictly kosher kitchen. I recommend she learn how to make some tasty, unconventional kosher dishes and invite her friends over. I make an amazing Southwestern quesadilla and Kung Pao chicken. My hus-

band makes gourmet pizza. We host every Thanksgiving and serve a traditional (kosher) turkey with all the trimmings. With all this good food around, our friends and family adjusted quickly, and some of them even

use our recipes. The lactose intolerant are always glad to know that many dishes served in our house are completely dairy free. In fact, I recommend kosher cookbooks to anyone who is lactose intolerant. -- Kosher in California

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She missed our son’s first birthday party. I have tried to broker a truce, and I’ve told my mother I will no longer listen when she says negative things about my mother-inlaw. The end result is that she avoids the subject and nothing is resolved. Please help. -- Stressed Newlywed Dear Stressed: Your mother is being childish and purposely hanging onto this grudge. We think she is jealous of your inlaws and hopes her petulance will make you more attentive. It’s working. You are expending a great deal of energy on this situation. Stop. Tell Mom the subject is closed and if she chooses to lose out on family time, that is her decision, and you will no longer try to convince her otherwise. Dear Annie: I need some advice on how to handle put-downs from my wife’s friends. It started when our nosy

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Dear Annie: I have a wonderful husband and a problem that started when we married last year. We had a destination wedding. My husband’s stepfather paid for the immediate family to stay at a beautiful rental house. My brother’s ex, “Martha,” surprised us by coming, and she brought her daughter, along with a friend and her 3-year-old. The next day, Martha and her friend had to check out of their hotel hours before the wedding and simply assumed they would hang around the rental house until then. This was not OK. Martha never asks permission. She and her friend left the toddler at the house while they went to get food and then came back with nothing for the child, so she went into the kitchen and made him a sandwich from our supplies. I can understand my mother-in-law being upset, but she overreacted


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Friday, March 29, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re making behind-thescenes plans to make improvements to your future. (In fact, these plans might even affect your life direction in general.) Obviously, you have to make sure these plans are realistic. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might encounter someone powerful today who really impresses you. However, their suggestions might be over the top. If you suspect this, you’re probably right. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Discussions with people in authority will focus on reforms and improvements today. The key to remember is are these improvements realistic? Are they even doable? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re in an excellent frame of mind to study or learn something new today. Investigating anything will thrill you. However, be care-

ful about travel plans that are grandiose. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) If making decisions about inheritances and shared property today, make sure you keep your feet on the ground. Don’t give away the farm. Be suspicious about offers that are too good to be true. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) As you work with partners and close friends today, you will accomplish a lot. However, don’t promise more than you can deliver, which you might be tempted to do. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Do whatever you can to make things work better on the job. You might even see ways to improve your health today as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a creative day and powerful for sports, the arts and activities with children. One tiny caveat: beware of overconfidence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You want to introduce improvements through renovating or fixing something at home today. It’s great to be full of big ideas, but don’t go overboard. Stick with a realistic plan. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your enthusiasm for something can make you sell or promote it to anyone today. Furthermore, you’ve done

your homework, which means you can answer any question. You’re prepared! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Be careful with financial matters today. Although you might see new ways to earn money or even use something you already own, you could be overly optimistic. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Communication with others will be very powerful today.

People are attracted to your optimism and your know-how energy. That’s why they’re ready to listen to you and follow your lead. YOU BORN TODAY You are loyal, especially to family. You decided quite young how the world works. You can laugh at yourself and see the irony in life. You think carefully before you do things, because you are an idealist (and one who loves creature comforts). You easily excel at whatever you do. Your









year ahead will focus predominantly on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Pearl Bailey, jazz singer; Eric Idle, comedian/actor; Amy Sedaris, actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Misplaced your TV Listings? Find TV listings online in every Tuesday edition at


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Cards of Thanks

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Novena of


ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved, throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, Hope of the Helpless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day, for 9 days. By day 8 your prayer will be answered. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. L.Z.

Coming Events FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT, Large or Small Book our Italo Canadese Hall! Best Rental Rates In Trail Main Hall seats 200 Ground Floor Hall seats 100 Kitchens and bars, air conditioned and Stairlift accessible Audio/Visual equipped for presentations Package options including catering & menus available Information and Bookings at 250-368-3268, 250-368-5291

Information The Trail Daily Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council. The Press Council serves as a forum for unsatisÀeG reaGer comSlaints aJainst member neZsSaSers.

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Personals ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543

Employment Career Opportunities ATTENTION Work from home Turn spare time into income Free training/flexible hours Computer required.

Help Wanted DHC Communications Inc. is recruiting for the following open positions in Nelson, BC: • IT Systems Administrator • Jr. IT Technician Further details available at LIVE-IN RESIDENTIAL Manager needed for a N/S, N/P 50 unit apartment building in Trail, BC. Send resume to: or mail to 100-3525 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC V1R 2S9

Auto body knowledge an asset. Full or Part Time Contact Kevin at Trowelex Rentals, Castlegar 250-365-3315

In Memoriam

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

**WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of our dear Mother and Nonna,

Belinda Malito

Who passed away April 1, 1998

Though it’s been fifteen years now since you were taken away, the memories are still strong and we wish you were here today. We can’t see nor touch you so we know you’re not here but we’ve still got the past and in our hearts you’re still near

Forever loved and always remembered,

Rosa Malito Alba, Jim, Stefanie & Melissa Clarkson Sandro, Dunya, Brian & Lauren Malito

Help Wanted

Help Wanted



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


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

Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St

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

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

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

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

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

Move with CN If you’re looking to make a positive change, make the move and join the finest railroad in North America as a Train Conductor. CN has numerous long-term career opportunities available in Western Canada, including SK, AB and Northern BC. To learn how to become a CN Conductor, join us at one of our next career fairs in Cranbrook or Trail. In 2012, Canadian Conductors earned an average salary of $85,000. Come to a career fair to discover more about this challenging and rewarding job. It’s also your chance to have an interview on the spot! Register in advance at! Here you will find a link to apply online (prior to the event), detailed information on the various locations that CN is hiring for, and our Conductor Job Preview video.

CRANBROOK WHEN: Wednesday, April 3 – TWO SESSIONS: 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Be sure to arrive at the beginning of the session for the mandatory job orientation. WHERE: PRESTIGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORT 209 VAN HORNE STREET SOUTH, CRANBROOK, BC V1C 6R9

TRAIL WHEN: Thursday, April 4 – 10:00 AM Be sure to arrive at the beginning of the session for the mandatory job orientation. WHERE: BEST WESTERN PLUS COLUMBIA RIVER HOTEL 1001 ROSSLAND AVENUE, TRAIL, BC V1R 3N7 BRING WITH YOU: Your resume, along with a legible copy of 2 different governmentissued IDs (including one with photo).

Build a career in a strong, growing and innovative company.

Find your place at CN.

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Help Wanted

Garden & Lawn

• Aeration • Power Raking • Fertilizing & Weed Control • Weekly Lawn Maintenance

Make a difference in the lives of seniors. Come work for AdvoCare Health Services, we take “Pride in Caring” Now recruiting casual, potentially permanent positions at;

Call for your FREE ESTIMATE 250-231-5245 888-304-5296

Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson • Registered Care Aides • Cooks • Registered Recreation Aides • Multi-Service Workers- Housekeeping and Dietary

For more information and to apply please see our website or email resume to Janice.VanCaeseele@ or fax (1)250-352-0056

Retail ARDENE is looking for sales associates and a third key holder at Waneta Plaza. Apply now at

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

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

Pets & Livestock


Feed & Hay

Financial Services

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

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

Merchandise for Sale



HANSON DECKING West Kootenay Agent for Duradek 250-352-1814

Garden & Lawn Siddall Drover Garden Business Light Pruning • Weeding Garden Clean-Up Design • Consultation

250.364.1005 M.OLSON’S YARDCARE Dethatching & Aerating 250-368-5488, 250-512-2225

Food Products BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.55/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston A23

Classifieds Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

The Corporation of the Village of Warfield The Corporation of the Village of Warfield is accepting applications for the following Summer Student Employment Opportunities: POOL MANAGER LIFEGUARDS/INSTRUCTORS POOL CASHIERS PARK MAINTENANCE SUMMER PLAYGROUND LEADERS Application forms and employment details are available at the Village of Warfield Municipal Office or online at Completed application forms and resumes must be returned to the Village of Warfield, 555 Schofield Highway, Trail, BC. The deadline date is April 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm.

The Lower Columbia Community Development Team (LCCDTS) in association with the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation, (LCIC) is requesting proposals to create a unified regional marketing / recruitment / information package to allow employers, educators and healthcare providers to attract and retain key employees. The objective of the proposed Recruitment Package project is to compile an attractive information package to capture, in one resource, the attractions, benefits and services available to potential employees and new arrivals, and to establish robust mechanisms for its ongoing maintenance and distribution. The full request which include Background information, as well as Scope of Work, Project Objectives, Proposal Contents and the Selection Process can be found on the BC Bid website Bid # 3988. Proposals will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday April 19, 2013

All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail





Sat, March 30 12-2pm 2039 Caughlin Rd, Fruitvale $479,000 ST RE L-C EL SA MOT




SOLD MLS#K217247

Trail $84,700 S RE AC 4.5


Rossland $69,900


Montrose $339,000 S OM RO ED B 5


Fruitvale $479,000 US EO RG O G


Fruitvale $27,000 G TIN LIS



Waneta $625,000




Fruitvale $425,000


Salmo $699,900



Sat, March 30 1-3pm 7861 Crema Dr, Waneta Village $259,000


For more information contact Sandy Santori at the LCIC office 250-364-6461 or

Garage Sales

Houses For Sale


Trail $159,000 W NE


Genelle $319,000 W NE


W.TRAIL, 1920 Wilmes Lane, Saturday, Mar.30, 9am-3pm. Early birds pay double.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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Help Wanted

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


Sunningdale $319,000



Park Siding $139,000 PER T EA EN CHAN R TH


Rivervale $429,900 IAL RC AL MEENTI M CO ESID /R




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


Fruitvale $479,900


East Trail $159,000 ING ILD BU LOTS


East Trail $169,000 S RE AC 20

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


• .inimum mve years eYperience at the senior management level in the community services sector, ideally in several different settings • Demonstrated eYperience in effective mnancial management of a compleY organi[ation • Demonstrated responsibility for key programs or organi[ational units • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors • Understanding and endorsing the principles on which a Co-operative is based • Experience working with a Co-operative or in other collaborative structures

Warfield $74,900 ED CH TARAGE E D A G


Rossland to Salmo $17,500 - $179,500 TED VA NO RE

Fruitvale $259,900 E AG RE AC

Further information is available at: Further inquiries may be directed to: Judy Pollard, Board Chair, at 250-354-4028 or Please email a cover letter and resume to: or mail to: Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative, #304-625 Front Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 4B6 Attn: Judy Pollard, Board Chair

Closing date: April 5, 2013




Columbia Heights $169,000

Downtown Trail $173,900

Park Siding $179,900

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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


Thursday, March 28, 2013 Trail Times

Classifieds Real Estate



Garage Sales

Homes Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

Auto Financing

GLENVIEW APTS. Large, Quiet 1&2Bdrms. available. 250-368-8391, 250-367-9456 ROSSLAND, 1bdrm. apt. 55+ N/S. N/P. Subsidized. 250362-5030, 250-362-3385. ROSSLAND, 2BD furnished, unfurnished, short or long term, N/S, N/P. 250-362-9473 Trail, Downtown, 1Bdrm, references required; $475.utilities included. 250-512-2503 TRAIL, Rossland Ave., 3bdrm. avail. immed. f/s, w/d. dishwasher, newly renovated, $850/mo. 250-368-1361 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WANETA MANOR 2bdrm., NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423 W. Trail. 1 bdrm executive suite. Reno’d, furnished, F/S, W/D, HW flrs, clw ft tub/shower. $800./mo. Incl elec, heat, basic cable, wifi, linens, dishes, small yard. NP, NS, ref. req. 250.304.2781.

W. TRAIL 2 bdr Hardwood 9 ft ceilings New windows Full basement W/D/DW Clean & comfortable. Flat lot & carport. NS, NP. References. $850. 250-231-4832


DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

Musical Instruments Musical Instruments, Lessons Books & Accessories P.A. lighting sales & rentals BAY AVENUE MUSIC, TRAIL 250-368-8878

WANTED IN ROSSLAND: HOUSE or CONDO To Rent or Buy for June 1st. Reasonable pricing. Can commit to Long term lease of 1 yr, minimum 3 bedroom with yard & garden space. Upper Rossland or Red Mtn. Resort area preferred. We are a family with behaved outdoor dog & cat. Professional couple with steady income and children. Please call 250-362-7681 evenings & weekends or 250-2312174 daytime. Monika


FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Homes for Rent

Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.

E.TRAIL 1bdrm, small house no yard, f/s, laundry facilities 250-368-3239 E.TRAIL, 2bd. house & 2bd. apt. available. 250-362-3316 E.TRAIL, Nice 2Bdrm. 250364-1836, 250-368-8897 MONTROSE, 3BD, 1bth, n/p, n/s, clean/ new floors, garage, f/s,w/d, convenient location. Available Apr.1st. Damage Deposit. Phone 250-367-6583 SMALL 3BDRM. house, good location, level entry, parking, fenced yard. 250-368-1312 TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. N/S, N/P. Avail. immed. 250-367-7558

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922

Office/Retail NICELY FINISHED 3200sq.ft., +ample parking, centrally located, ideal for medical or dental office. 250-368-1312

Shared Accommodation



Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval



Castlegar Household items shop tools, antiques collectibles, newer treadle sewing machines and much more Fri, Mar 29th 10 am - 4 pm 824 Hillview Rd (Ootsichenia)


Merchandise for Sale

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

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.


Legal Notices

FURN. room in W. Trail hse. Incl. util, laundry, wifi. N/S, N/P, Refs. $475/mo. 250-6084425.

Corporation of the


Townhouses WOODLAND PARK HOUSING CO-OP affordable clean 3 bedroom townhouse with basements centrally located and close to amenities, park like setting Applications forms at #1,1692 Silverwood Crescent Castlegar, 250-365-2677 leave msg

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BAILIFF SALE 2009 Honda CR-V 4 whdr suv full load s/n 5J6RE48729L812049 56657 kms - green, clean As is -where is. Viewing by Appt. Offers subject to approval Call Bob 250-365-6516

Take Notice, that pursuant to Section 208 of the Community Charter, the Village of Montrose will have the 2013 Parcel Tax Roll available for public inspection at the Village Office, 565 11th Avenue, Montrose, BC. The roll may be inspected during regular office hours – 8:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. A person who owns a parcel included on the parcel tax roll may request that the roll be amended respecting to the following matters: • There is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; • There is an error or omission respecting the taxable area; • There is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of the parcel; • An exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. A request must be received by 4:00 pm, April 19, 2013 to be considered for the 2013 tax year. Kevin Chartres Administrator This is the first of two notices.

1st Trail Real Estate to Ready Build?

MLS# K216882

MLS# K211391


MLS# K217158

MLS# K216126

2011 ction Constru

Quick sion Posses

MLS# K217686

MLS# K216346

MLS# K216917

Montrose $324,000

Rossland $345,000

Rossland $295,000

Trail $172,000

Rossland $49,900

Rossland $359,900

Rossland $199,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153


MLS# K218424

MLS# K217644

MLS# K218695

MLS# K218058

MLS# K218718



MLS# K218320

MLS# K216341

Rossland $299,000

Genelle $339,000

Fruitvale Rural $399,900

Fruitvale $159,900

Trail $289,000

Fruitvale $249,900

Salmo $134,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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Warfield $199,900

Rossland $345,000

Fruitvale $169,000

Fruitvale $225,000

Casino $199,900

Rossland $297,000

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Warm weather brings avalanche concerns

FERNIE FREE PRESS After a relatively quiet winter in the backcountry, two recent fatal avalanches in British Columbia have snow experts worried that people are not taking necessary precautions in the backcountry. On Sunday, 38-year-old Jason Chad Westbury, of Revelstoke, was killed in an avalanche that began when he was testing conditions with two other skiers in Glacier National Park. Snowmobiler Joel Conway, also 38, of Kimberley, was killed in a slide west of Kimberley the day before. “It’s been a very benign winter with relatively good stability, and low-to-moderate avalanche risk,” said Robin Siggers, mountain manager at Fernie Alpine Resort. “Now we’re just getting into spring warming, and temperature fluctuations are pushing the danger higher than it’s been all winter. We don’t want people to have a false sense of security.” Siggers said above-freezing temperatures, followed by heavy snowfall, have resulted in layers in the snowpack that are “not well bonded.” Mark Besely, snow-safety director at Fernie Alpine Resort, said he was surprised at the current snow conditions. “The upper snowpack is still fairly cool and holding on with some strength, but we were quite amazed at how the lower metre and a half was already presenting moist, almost spring-like snow,” Besely said.

City seeks payment over illegal dumping BY AARON ORLANDO

Revelstoke Times Review

The City of Revelstoke is demanding $46,456 in compensation after a Revelstoke Mountain Resort subcontractor illegally dumped raw sewage into sewer drains at the resort multiple times, avoiding disposal fees and causing a stink in the area. They say the practice went on for at least two years. R e v e l s t o k e Mountain Resort owner Northland Properties Corporation doesn’t deny the wrongdoing, or that the illegal dumping cost the city revenue from lost liquid waste dumping fees, but they say the city is overestimating the amount dumped, and the duration of the dumping, and are seeking to pay much less than $46,000. City public works manager Darren

Komonoski said onlookers reported dumping into a sewer system near the luxury homes in the Mackenzie Landing development, which is located above the resort’s base area. “There [have] been some witnesses that have come forward from the general public reporting that they have witnessed this type of activity from Mackenzie Landing,” he told Revelstoke City Council at their Tuesday meeting. Komonoski noted city staff found “small discharges” had been slopped around a drain opening. He added the sewer system receiving the effluent could have been damaged. “It’s not meant to receive large discharges at one time,” he said. Furthermore, the dumping overtaxed the sewer, stinking up the base area of the

FRIDAY & SATURDAY HOROSCOPE By Francis Drake For Saturday, March 30, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a social day. Enjoy schmoozing with partners and close friends. However, avoid making important decisions and commitments. Don’t volunteer for anything. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Work quietly at your own pace, preferably alone or behind the scenes. It’s a good day to seek out some peace and quiet. Avoid important decisions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’ll enjoy schmoozing with others today, especially in group situations (classes, casual coffee klatches, meetings or large conferences). However, don’t agree to anything important. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re in the limelight now, especially in the eyes of bosses, parents and teachers. They’re impressed with you. Nevertheless, don’t volunteer for anything or agree to important A25

decisions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You want a change of scenery, which is why you feel restless today. You want adventure and something different to happen. That’s fine, but be cautious about making spontaneous decisions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a poor day to decide how to share or divide anything important. Avoid final arrangements about inheritances, shared property and such. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You need to get more sleep. Right now, the Sun is as far away from your sign as it gets all year, and the Sun is your source of energy. (Go to bed.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Despite your desire to be more efficient and effective right now (which is a good thing), today it’s tough. Lower your expectations. Postpone important decisions.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a wildly, wonderfully creative day! You’re in touch with your muse, and you’re thinking outside of the box. Don’t spend money on anything other than personal food. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family discussions will be warm and friendly today; however, don’t agree to anything important, because you will simply have to change or backpedal. Keep things light. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your imagination is strong today, and you’re tuned to creative, intuitive ideas. Just write them down and see how they look tomorrow. They might fly, but they might not. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re focused on money, cash flow and earnings now. This is a good thing except for today, which is a very fuzzy, hazy day. Avoid shopping or making important decisions. Don’t spend money on anything except on personal food.

resort. “We had a smell from Sutton Place [Hotel],” Komonoski said. He didn’t feel any environmental damage had been done. The city presented its case for $46,456 in compensation in a staff report discussed at the Mar. 26 council meeting. In the report, city engineering director Mike Thomas said the city began investigating earlier this year. He noted shipments from the resort to a city waste receiving facility near the Illecillewaet River had dropped dramatically. Under a city bylaw, the resort is required to dump at city facilities and pay for the service. The waste in question comes from the mid-mountain daylodge and outhouses on the mountain. The report said another contractor was handling the

YOU BORN TODAY You are a visionary with driving energy. Many of you are multitalented and can succeed in different careers. You are intense and demanding of yourself and others. Ideally, you need the freedom to pursue your own interests. You have high energy, which is often a lot for others to deal with. In your year ahead, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Eric Clapton, guitarist; Vincent van Gogh, painter; Norah Jones, singer. For Sunday, March 31, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a wonderful day to enjoy the company of others. People are attracted to your positive energy and genuine enthusiasm. (Make the most of this.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be attracted to spiritualism or mystical ideas today. Privately, your idealism is aroused, which is why you will put the needs and wishes of others before your own. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All group interactions will be positive today. In fact, you can benefit from the advice of others, so keep your ears open. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) People in authority

resort’s waste up until February of 2011, when the resort switched to Hard Hammer Construction, a contractor carrying out work for Northland Properties

Corporation. The amount shipped to the city facility dropped dramatically between February of 2011 until February of 2013, when city staff began investigating.

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might praise you or even give you a raise or some kind of advantage today. Your aroused ambition is beginning to pay off. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Travel for pleasure will delight you today. Some of you might fall in love with someone from a different culture or another country. It’s an exciting, stimulating day! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You definitely can benefit from the wealth and resources of others today, so keep your pockets open. Don’t worry about attached strings; this influence benefits you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Work in conjunction with others to accomplish what you want today. People will help you in practical ways. Social interaction with others also will be positive. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Don’t hesitate to ask for the support of co-workers, because you likely will get it today. In fact, a workrelated romance might begin. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Romance, love affairs, vacations, playful times with children and sports are beautifully blessed today. Make sure you set aside some time to have fun and laugh it up.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Many of you will explore real-estate opportunities today. Others will work to make where you live more attractive. It’s a great day to entertain at home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Those of you who write, teach, act, sell, market or edit for a living can make great headway today. You have a grace of speech, imaginative ideas and a wonderful style of presenting yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is an excellent day for business and commerce. Now is the time to act on some of the ideas you were toying with yesterday. See what works and what doesn’t. YOU BORN TODAY You have original ideas, high ideals and will fight for your beliefs. Many of you enter the political arena because you want to make the world a better place. You’re a natural leader who can live alone or be with others. You are intelligent, tenacious and quietly affectionate. Work hard to build or construct something this year because your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Al Gore, U.S. vice president; Rhea Perlman, actress; Cesar Chavez, labor-rights activist.

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Sunday & Monday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Monday, April 1, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an extremely feelgood day; nevertheless, it’s playful. It’s not a day for important decisions or serious work. Just kick up your heels and have fun! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might call this a Mother Teresa day, because you truly want to do good. You want to help those who are less fortunate, which is a noble and fine thing indeed. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Enjoy increased popularity today. Groups, classes and gatherings of all sizes will be enthusiastic and fun choices for you. Accept all invitations. Don’t hide at home. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You easily impress bosses, parents, teachers and people in power today. (Think of it as flattering lighting from the universe.) Make the most of this!

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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a creative day for those working in publishing, the media, higher education and travel industries. However, it’s a poor day for serious, grounded decisions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If you have to divide or share something today, make sure you are being realistic. Your idealism could make you get carried away. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a great day to schmooze with friends and partners. It’s also a great day to mingle with members of the general public. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) New ideas that can improve your health might prove to be encouraging today. Others might be involved in work-related travel or dealing with other countries and cultures. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Because your creative

juices are flowing today, do something that allows you to express your creativity. Be a kid again. Enjoy sports, playful activities with children, the arts and saucy flirtations. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Meetings at home especially to teach or share information will be a positive experience today. Do whatever you can to improve family relationships or your home scene. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Because your imagination is in overdrive, this is a great day for writers. It’s also a great day for all of you, because you’re full of wonderful ideas and keen to share them with others. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) In one way, this is a good day for business and commerce, because you’re thinking up great ideas. However, don’t put them into action today. Wait until tomorrow. (You’ll be glad you did.)

YOU BORN TODAY You are hardworking and highly disciplined, which is why you master your craft. You’re also sincere about pursuing your goals. You’re a perfectionist about what you do, and you are often self-educated. You are driven to succeed. In the year ahead, a major change might take place, perhaps something as significant as whatever occurred around 2004. Stay flexible. Birthdate of: Rachel Maddow, political analyst; Samuel R. Delany, author; Debbie Reynolds, actress. For Tuesday, April 2, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) What a feel-good day! Four planets are in your sign, and the Sun is dancing with lucky Jupiter. This makes you optimistic and eager for adventure (especially travel). TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) By working behind the scenes or doing research today, you could open a door that ultimately boosts your earnings. Possibly, workrelated travel also is likely. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a popular day! Enjoy schmoozing with others, especially in group situations. Artistic friends might be part of a competition for you in some way.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your ambition is aroused, and today you can make a name for yourself. Go forward with plans to work with foreign interests or people from far away. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education will get a lovely boost today. Hopefully, travel for pleasure will be involved, because that’s what you’re eager to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You can benefit from the wealth and resources of others today. Keep smiling and keep your pockets open. (Just say, “Thank you!”) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Remember that you need more sleep now because the Sun (your source of energy) is as far away from your sign as it gets all year. This could be why friction with others is taking place. Fortunately, things are very smooth today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Things will go your way at work today. Work-related travel is likely. You also might get the support you need in terms of money and equipment you have been hoping for. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A playful day indeed! Enjoy

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vacations, flirtations, love affairs, sports events and playful times with children. It’s your turn to have fun! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is an excellent day to explore real estate. You also might want to entertain at home, because everything related to home, family and your private world gets a lucky boost today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) The power of positive thinking will show itself for those of you who teach, write, edit, talk, sell or market for a living. Your words are golden! Yada yada yada. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Business and commerce definitely are favored today. Look for ways to boost your income or deal with foreign interests. YOU BORN TODAY People respect you because you are hardworking, sincere and modest. You have a childlike naivete that expects the best of others, whether this is realistic or not. An idealist, you love to talk about your dreams and visions, and what “might be.” You value family and home, but you make the rules. Your year ahead will be fun and social, and will benefit all relationships. Birthdate of: Sir Alec Guinness, actor; Joan D. Vinge, writer; Mike Gascoyne, Formula One designer.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 Trail Times


Last splash Trail Times file photo

If skiers are taking a bath then it must signal the end of the ski season at Red Mountain. Monday will mark the final day of the 2012-13 ski season and the local resort is hosting its annual Slush Cup on Sunday in front of the lodge. With sunny skies in the forecast for the weekend, the weather will be perfect for some final turns and a chilly dip.

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