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Water concerns come early in season for village BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

The Village of Montrose is down to one temporary water pump, so residents really need to be water- wise, said acting Mayor Don Berriault at Montrose council Tuesday night. His comment followed the first, second and third reading of bylaw 702, titled the “2013 Water Conservation and Staging Restrictions Regulations Bylaw.” Council carried a motion at the request of Kevin Chartres, chief administrative officer, to enable staff with the authority to enact various stages of water restrictions at their discretion. “We want to think proactively,” explained Coun. Cook. “If we are using a lot of water, restrictions may need to be enacted well before our next meeting, which is weeks away.” Chartres explained that the warm and dry weather last weekend, did result in an increase in water usage. “All it takes is a few nice days, with residents out washing cars and hosing driveways,” said Chartres. “The village is allowed to use seven million imperial gallons of water a month, and in one day alone, 113,000 gallons were used.” Chartres further explained that with both village pumps in Vancouver, and the water capacity of only one well; stage one restrictions will need to be imposed. Even though Montrose is on year-round (conservative) water restrictions, a progression to Stage 1, will mean reduced underground sprinkling time from four hours to two hours per night; and lawn and garden sprinkling time from two hours twice a day, to one hour in the morning and one hour at night. “The thing is, there is no reason to water grass in April, so I think we could ban lawn watering entirely until May,” added Chartres. After the meeting, Coun. Berriault talked about the history of water restrictions in Montrose. He was on council in the late 1980’s when, former Coun. Mario Mackeri began what was then called, “Energy Conservation and Education.” “Before that time, we allowed watering everyday,” he explained. “Basically it was a free-for-all, because water was considered a renewable resource. “However, sometimes the pump was running up to 18 hours a day, and the cost was very high,” said Berriault. He said that back then, the village was looking for ways to save costs, when, forward-thinking Mackeri came up with the initiative. “Back then, we didn’t call it “restrictions” because that had a negative connotation,” said Berriault. “I am not sure it was appreciated any better, so now we call it what it is,” he laughed.

Fire cuts services to industrial park BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

A mysterious electrical fire on Crown Road in Waneta shut down phone and electrical service to much of the Waneta industrial area south of Trail Wednesday as regional fire staff, Fortis BC line crews, and Telus representatives struggled to determine the cause. Firefighters from Trail and Montrose responded to the call on the rural road between KC Recycling and Waneta Auto Recyclers at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Kootenay Boundary regional fire Chief Terry Martin said that a power line had apparently been burning since Tuesday evening but that the fire services hadn’t been called until the next morning. “At this point we’re not sure if it’s a Telus line or a Fortis line,” said Martin at the scene of the fire. “All we can do is stand by and make sure nothing else catches fire.” The owner of Waneta Auto Recyclers, Terry Forsythe, made the initial call to Fortis when he first noticed sparks coming from a junction box on the line Tuesday evening. “I called it in Tuesday night before the phone went down,” said Forsythe. “The Fortis guy checked it out and said it was a Telus line and put tape around the pole. Wednesday I went out there and the box was burning and I tried to use a fire extinguisher but that just made it worse.” Telus Media Relations representative Shawn Hall said crews were waiting to assess the cause. “Sometime last night there was a power ground short and Fortis is currently working on the electrical fault. The Telus crew is waiting for Fortis to repair the fault before we can go in and repair the cable and equipment. “As soon as it is safe and the electrical hazard has been dealt with we can make our repairs. We anticipate it could be six or seven hours to make the repairs. We have a handful of customers in the industrial park without service until then.” Power was restored to the majority of businesses in the Waneta industrial area by 1 p.m. Wednesday but KC recycling was still without power. “FortisBC experienced an outage affecting the Waneta

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An electrical fire in the Waneta industrial park cut off phone and electrical services to the businesses in the area on Wednesday. Fire chief Terry Martin (right) and crews from Trail and Montrose responded. The cause is still being determined. Industrial Park which affected a number of commercial customers in the area. Exact cause is still unknown. FortisBC crews were sent to the site and began work to restore powe,” FortisBC Corporate Communications advisor, Tracy Tang, said in an email response. Fire crews were kept busy later in the day also being called out to deal with a small grass fire at 1948 Old Salmo Road in Fruitvale.

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THE NELSON STAR The Regional District of Central Kootenay now says it could cost up to $600,000 to fix the ceiling at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre. The facility has been closed since late January after some tile fell from the ceiling and into the pool. In a statement this week, the regional district said scaffolding is completed and crews are setting up a containment area as they prepare to remove the false ceiling in phase two of the project. “It will feel great for all our staff to see the t-bar ceiling actually taken down because it means we’re one step closer to fixing the pool area and getting our community their aquatic centre back,” said Joe Chirico, General Manager of Community Services. This second phase of the project is expected to be done by late April. The regional district has hired Phoenix Enterprises Ltd. to undertake three main tasks. Removing the false ceiling will cost close to $100,000, which the regional district says is at the upper end of what they expected. Further repairs and renovations will include wall improvements to fully separate the fitness centre from the aquatic centre to ensure longevity of the building, as well as new paint, lighting, and acoustic treatments, bringing the total project cost to about $600,000.

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On Wednesday, staff at the Pastry Shop brightened their locks with orange dye to honour the fifth anniversary since owner Laurel Brost took over the business. Brost said making fresh baked goods each day, to her, is bliss. (Front to back) Crystal Holmes, Deseree Eastcott, Connor McEachern, Colleen Kassian, Laurel Brost, and Melanie Kassian.

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A meeting to dissolve the Castlegar United Way, mostly due to a lack of volunteers and board members, nearly had to be postponed because of low attendance. Telephone calls were placed to bring

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“But we will upgrade depending on demand and aircraft availability.” By Sheri Regnier The new spring/summer Times Staff schedule was designed to proAn extra flight to Trail from vide Greater Trail residents more Vancouver has been added to travel options and greater convenPacific Coastal’s roster for a ience, offering the latest deparsecond year. ture time (6:20 p.m), from Trail by Spencer Smith, vice president any airline in the region. of commercial services said that The additional evening flight is although last year’s available seven days extra flight didn’t “The general sense a week, said Smith. quite net their targetThe Richmondis that the option ed growth increase, based company of an additional a third flight will opened its operflight is preferable ation in Trail in continue, but with a smaller aircraft. 2006, offering a over the size “Balancing our load single flight from of the plane.” factor on an additional Vancouver seven Spencer Smith flight is the preferable days a week. option,” said Smith. Strong local “The general sense support and growis that the option of an additional ing passenger numbers led to flight is preferable over the size of the addition of a second weekday the plane.” flight later that year. Last year, Pacific Coastal used Last year, the company tara 30-seat Saab 640A on its three geted a 38 per cent increase in flights into the regional airport: air traffic out of Trail when they this year they will fly a 19-seat elected to add a third daily flight Beechcraft 1900C to improve pas- to the Lower Mainland. senger load factor. When all was said and done, Passenger load factor refers to the growth increase was at 35 per the ratio of revenue passenger cent, or around 7,000 passengers miles to available seat miles of per year, said Smith in a previous a particular transportation oper- interview. ation. The airline will transition to “It looks like this summer we fewer flights later in the fall due will just run the 1900s,” he said. to shorter daylight hours.

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Daryl Brost of Brost Auto Worx in downtown Trail had good news for his clients this week. The charges on automotive labour is only subject to the five per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, parts remain subject to the GST and seven per cent Provincial Sales Tax.

Mountains and rivers on display at VISAC Gallery • Friday, 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. Other • Thursday and Friday, Rossland Miners Hall doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Miss Caledonia: A One Woman Play. A delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Dora award winner Melody A. Johnson accompanied by Alison Porter on fiddle. Tickets available now at Charles Bailey box office and Out of the Cellar in downtown Rossland. $15 advance; students $10; family of 4, $30; or $20 at the door. • Saturday, Rossland, BCSPCA bottle drive 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Curbside pick-up or drop off across from the Rossland Prestige. Volunteers needed, lunch provided. Call Mary Ann

362-7302. $6. At 7 p.m.   • Saturday, dance to 50’s Beaver Valley Manor and 60’s music in Fruitvale from with North of 12-2 p.m. Fruitvale 60. Costumes Senior Citizens welcome. Ticket Events & Happenings Branch 44 hosts deadline April in the Lower Columbia its spring tea. Bake 4. Phone 231table, white elephant 6562. table, door prizes. Everyone welFilm come. Admission $3. • Sunday, Alice’s Adventures • Saturday, St. Andrew’s in Wonderland – Postponed due United Church in Rossland at 5 to technical difficulties. New date p.m., hosts its Spring Supper. is April 21at 10 a.m., with a speEveryone Welcome. cial ticket price of $12 for every• Saturday, the Bird one. Call 231-5672 for more Emergency and Kare Society information. (BEAKS) is having a bottle drive • Sunday Cinema at the Royal in Warfield to raise funds to help Theatre presents The Sapphires. save injured and orphaned wild Inspired by a true story, four birds. Please leave your cans and Australian aboriginal girls learn bottles curbside by 9 a.m., or about love and war in their all drop them off at Fas Gas at 9 a.m. girl group, entertaining troops in We also need help sorting! For 1968 Vietnam. All shows at 4:30 more information call BEAKS at p.m. unless otherwise noted. 250-365-3701 $9.00 per show/$40.00 for the • Saturday, Trail Legion, series. doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner Music

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• Monday, Charles Bailey Theatre 7:30 p.m. Juno-award winning Natalie MacMaster returns to perform her unique brand of  Cape Breton fiddle music.  Tickets $46. • Tuesday, Charles Bailey Theatre 7:30 p.m. Nelson’s fabulous youth choir, Corazon, returns to the stage. Tickets $30. Upcoming • April 12, Garage restaurant for “Dinner in the Dark.” A fundraiser to raise awareness of blindness and to raise funds for Kootenay Project Adventure for the Visually Impaired (KPA-VI). Individuals attending the event will be eating their dinner without the use of vision. Tickets $50. • April 15, Kiro Wellness Centre 2 p.m. The  West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Guest speaker: Diana Howard, Fitness Trainer.  Come out and meet our new ET nurse.  For further info, call 368-9827 or 365-6276.  

  • 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 to reflect their experience of violence & their desire for an abuse free community. • 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 20 & 21, Trail Wildlife Association range on Casino Road, hosts the West Kootenay Archers Spring Shoot. For more information please phone 3676283 or 364-1969. • 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. To submit to the Grapevine email newsroom@trailtimes.ca

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Rick Bates of Penticton Search and Rescue does some training work with one of the agency’s new pieces of equipment near the mouth of a stream that flows into the Okanagan River Channel this week. People are reminded to use care around local waterways due to the dangers of cold water and increased flow during the spring runoff.

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Heartbroken SPCA volunteers say the city’s decision to award animal control services to another company has forced the community back into the dark ages. Sheila Keats and her husband Gary volunteered as dog walkers for the SPCA for more than nine years, and she’s devastated the city doesn’t see animal welfare as a priority. “An essential service to our community is no more,” Keats says. “It’s up there with police, ambulance and fire as far as I’m con-

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cerned. “It’s a sad day for the SPCA and a return to the dark ages of animal welfare, it is a step backwards. It’s hard to find any joy in all of this, it’s hard to make peace with this. It’s a shock and it’s hard to accept.” The SPCA notified the community via a letter on its website that it would be ceasing its operations in Campbell River after 30 years of providing protection for animals. Craig Daniell, chief executive officer with the BC SPCA, said the decision was made to close the Campbell River branch – which served the entire North Island and was losing $10,000 a year – because city council voted to award the city’s animal enforcement contract to a private out-of-town company, Coastal Animal Control. “This difficult situation has arisen because of the city’s decision to award the pound service contract to a bidder who significantly undercut the BC SPCA’s proposal,” said Daniell. The SPCA, which was paid $167,000 by the city in 2012

to administer both animal control and run the animal shelter submitted a cost estimate of $231,350 plus 50 per cent of all dog licensing revenue ($15,000) to provide those services in 2013 while Coastal Animal Control submitted a bid of $130,000. Council voted at a council meeting Jan. 22 to give the enforcement contract to Coastal Animal control but retain the SPCA shelter services at a negotiated amount. City Manager Andy Laidlaw said the SPCA turned that offer down. The SPCA, which cared for 1,193 animals in 2011 out of its Campbell River branch, says it was forced to pull out of the city because a $34,000 grant-in-aid from the city was not enough to sustain its operations and a paid 10-member staff. That decision prompted the city to award both the enforcement and animal shelter contract to Coastal Animal Control for $130,000 per year, which falls into council’s animal control and pound services budget limit of $164,000.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - A new project in Winnipeg will have paramedics treat patients who don’t need to go to hospital emergency rooms. Reid Douglas, chief of the city’s fire-paramedic service, says socalled “community” paramedics will treat injuries on scene or direct or take patients to a clinic. They will still take them to the ER by ambulance if necessary. It’s a combined undertaking by the city, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Community Paramedics Program. The health authority says 30 to 40 per cent of patients in emergency rooms could probably be treated elsewhere. It is looking to reduce that number to 20 per cent. “We want to make sure that the people who are the sickest get to the hospital, and those who don’t need to go to the emergency room still get the proper health care, but appropriate for their condition,” said Douglas.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday her government will try to find out how watered down chemotherapy drugs were given to more than 1,100 cancer patients, some for as long as a year. “It’s a very worrisome situation, obviously most worrisome for the patients and their families involved, and we will work to find out how this happened,” said Wynne. “I don’t know exactly how this happened, but we obviously need to find out how it happened.” Five hospitals - four in Ontario and one in New Brunswick - are contacting patients who received the too-low chemo doses to tell them to contact their oncologist to discuss treatment plans. Questions have been raised about the impact the lower than intended doses of the chemotherapy drugs might have had on the treatment for the cancer patients and whether or not they could have lived longer with proper doses. “What is the implication of that dilution? Does it mean it would affect the outcomes of people’s treatment, their longevity,” asked Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. The provincial Health Ministry and Cancer Care Ontario have a lot of questions to answer, added Horwath. “I think this rocks people’s trust in the health care system and in the distribution of drugs in Ontario, and that’s worrisome,” she said. “People need to be certain that the treatment

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wouldn’t quite go as far as calling it a “Glenmerry Spring,” but the rise of the citizens of that corner of Trail is a nice story no matter which side of the lot you’re sitting on. I’m talking about a group who didn’t like what their elected officials were doing. They talked to their neighbours and asked their opinions. They presented a petition and got enough people to sign in agreement that they were able to put the brakes to something their  government was going to do. Like I said, it doesn’t matter which side of the issue you agree with, the point is that citizens do have a measure of power in the way their community operates. It can be extrapolated to the nth degree in today’s world. Just this week in B.C. the  voice of the people was heard when the Harmonized Sales Tax was rescinded and the old system of the Provincial Sales Tax and Goods and Services Tax was revived. It was as much an indictment of Gordon Campbell’s introduction of the tax  as it was an exercise in the power of the people.

Enough citizens mobilized and  enough people supported the motion  that the government had to listen and, rightfully, ask the electorate  in a referendum if they wanted the tax or not. Some people  griped about the cost of the referendum, just  like  they did in Quebec in its 1995 referendum, but  you can’t put a price on the power citizens can exert on their own country, province or community. We’ve watched wave after wave of citizens rising up around the world and telling their elected officials and dictators too when things need addressing. From the disenfranchised youth in Tunisia and Egypt to grieving parents in  Connecticut; the will  of the people can only be ignored for so long before it overwhelms those in the ivory towers. To witness people power in action is truly a remarkable thing. The voices against pipelines  are unifying and putting up a strong front against a governmentfriendly lobby group. The Idle No More movement has helped give a strong voice to the aborig-

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inal community. The students rallied in Quebec to stop increases in post-secondary tuition and the ruling party toppled in the provincial election. In a world that appears dominated by people staring into their iPhones and iPads, it is inspiring to see that when people want and  successfully unite, it can impact change even more than an election. That’s not to say our vote doesn’t give each citizen a sense of control, but it is limited at best. In today’s  era of negative campaign ads, powerful lobbyists and the greed and need to get re-elected at any cost, too often elections don’t bring about the change promised and often deliver the same pattern of autocracy. I admit I had to double-

check the meaning of autocracy before I used it in the last sentence. This is what I found on Wikipedia: “An autocracy is a system of government in which a supreme political power is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of coup d’état or mass insurrection).” Which brings us to the big news of the day from the nation’s capital. Charges were laid against a young Conservative campaign worker who apparently masterminded an elaborate robocall scam to mis-direct voters to the wrong voting stations. How one junior staff member can singlehandedly misinform voters left me scratching my head, especially since there were a reported 1,400 complaints in 200 of the nation’s 308 ridings. It seems to me governments throw out an inquiry or commission to study everything from  tainted blood  to pipelines to  funnelling money to Quebec to Ben Johnson and steroids. But somehow there is

no call for one in this case despite the ongoing robocall complaints, one election result in Ontario going to the Supreme  Court  due to irregularities, charges against campaign worker and a general concern for our democratic system. Hard to imagine it getting any more important than that. It makes you wonder when the tipping point will come. So far there is no groundswell of citizens calling for action. Will we quietly wait for the next election? Somehow the words of Marc Mayrand, Canada’s chief electoral officer, provided little comfort that we live in a modern, democratic society. He warned that rules must be in place to stop fraud and deception before the 2015 election. “There is enough that happened in the last election that we should be all concerned,” Mayrand said. Just the fact that he uttered that warning makes me think our so-called advanced democracy is still a work in progress. And that’s what makes people power more important than ever in our society. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Times.


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The Kitimat Refinery project

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first heard of this concept especially China, are very from David Black a num- interested in securing sustainber of years ago. able supply of resources that At the time I was will flow freely without undue skeptical of its chances . My trade barriers like surprises initially negative attitude was with taxes, regulations or tarbased mainly on my experi- iffs . Canada has a good repuence of 10 years service on the tation as a free trade country board of directors of Imperial that can be relied on as a Oil. Since I was accustomed dependable source of supply. to the discussion of petrolNow is a very opportune eum economics centered in time to attract the vast investCalgary, I saw no ment needed need for a refinto make the ery in Kitimat. Kitimat refinThat attitude ery go ahead. was based on the David Black, fact that there with his years had not been of dilligence a new refinery , deserves built in North our appreAmerica in many ciation   for years. And any displaying Jim needed increase the foresight in petroleum and courage production was to invest his Commentary achieved by time, money expansion of and reputaexisting refineries throughout tion to help bring along this North America. huge initiative . But after my service with The positive merits of Imperial Oil, I went on to the Kitimat   refinery are so serve four years at Canfor profound that this project is which led to my nine visits really         beyond   any politto China in search of lumber ical persuasion . Any and all markets. supporters of NDP, Liberal, My exposure to the phe- Conservative   or even Green nomenal expansion of China’s should see the tremendous economy opened my eyes to benefits that would come to the true merit of the Kitimat BC  with this project. refinery concept. It made me This initiative will involve realize that it would not be the investment of many biljust another refinery relying lions of dollars. That’s for on the North America mar- sure. It’s hard for any of us to ket but rather a refinery that visualize a million let alone a would supply the vast appetite billion of any thing. of China for petroleum prodSo lets look at the “on ucts. T the ground” facts of such an he challenge will be to draw undertaking for all of us in the attention of Asian invest- BC. ors who would see the value Lets start with the big picto this investment. It appears ture. When it comes to the that David Black, after many benefits of a petroleum cycle years of effort, is nearing an from well exploration to the agreement that could provide gas station, the jurisdiction the vast capital infusion need- that hosts the refining proed to make this refinery initia- cess enjoys a huge portion of tive  a reality. the value addition to the raw The appetite for oil prod- material. ucts  for all Asia will continue For the KFC Project that to grow and the Kitimat refin- would mean several thousand ery is ideally situated to take mostly trade union jobs for advantage . Asian countries, the multi-year term of the

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construction  phase. It would also mean the creation of over 3000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery when running. This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year which means the tax revenue that could go toward healthcare, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the KRC. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine   environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel These .products if ever spilt would be much less impactful   on the marine environment. They would also  be transported in smaller ships. I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as  a political issue. And I would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships.   Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Business activity especially in the challenged north west BC would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment . Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on BC , I think the question should not be if we want it....but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital. Jim Shepard is a retired former president of Finning and Canfor and a past Director of Imperial Oil.

Group calls for end to child support clawbacks

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - B.C.’s four major political parties are being urged to unite behind a policy aimed at helping some of the province’s most vulnerable children. West Coast Legal Education Action Fund, or LEAF, and two other human rights advocacy groups hope the demand becomes an election issue as the province prepares to go to the polls next month.

They are calling on the parties to end the provincial clawback of child support payments made to families on income assistance. The groups want the provincial Liberals, New Democrats, Conservatives and Greens to agree that families should be allowed to keep at least $300 of any child support payments. Currently, any child support payment is deducted

from income assistance payments, a process that critics say ensures families cannot break out of the poverty cycle. Adrienne Montani, provincial co-ordinator of First Call, which publishes an annual report card on child poverty, says claw backs are a tiny fraction of the Ministry of Social Development budget, but the cash would make a significant difference to families living in poverty.

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OBITUARIES VOLPATTI, VANDA — a long-time resident of Trail passed away peacefully at Poplar Ridge on March 30, 2013. She was born in San Giorgio della Richinvelda, Aurava Pordenone, Italy on January 18, 1922. Vanda came to Trail with her husband Joe in 1949. She was a long-time member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, CWL, Mount Carmel and the Sisters of Colombo. She cherished her grandchildren, her garden was perfection and she loved playing cards with her friends. Vanda is survived by her son Lorne (Eda), grandchildren, Tara (Jeff) and Jeff (Jen), great grandson Michael and sister Angelina Sedran. She is predeceased by her husband Joe and her sisters Maria and Victoria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Matthieu Gombo OfmCap, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Vanda’s name to the Poplar Ridge Foundation; 1200 Hospital Bench Rd, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or to the BC Cancer Society www.bccancer.bc.ca You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca

Dinner with restauranteur fetches big bucks

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONG KONG - A rare chance to dine with world-famous Spanish restaurateur Ferran Adria sold at auction Wednesday for 180,000 Hong Kong dollars ($23,200). Bidding started at HK$5,000 for the meal with Adria, often cited as the planet’s most talented and imaginative chef. His now-closed restaurant elBulli was rated the world’s best five times by British magazine The Restaurant. An online bidder beat out four others at the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The winner gets the chance to dine with Adria and his brother in a restaurant in Barcelona and visit the premises of the elBulli restaurant, in Catalonia, Spain. “Everybody knew there was just one chance to get this lot of spending time with the great chef Ferran Adria, in his hometown of Barcelona. And this will probably never happen again,” said Serena Sutcliffe, international head of wine at Sotheby’s. After maintaining an exceptional Michelin three-star status for more than a decade, elBulli closed in July 2011. Adria was in charge of the elBulli kitchen for 27 years. The proceeds of the auction will go to the elBulli Foundation, a project set up by Adria and business partner Juli Soler, which will turn the restaurant into an experimental centre looking at the process of culinary innovation and creativity.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ cast getting star treatment

ENJOYING THE SIGHTS OF THE BIG EASY

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS METAIRIE, La. - Phil Robertson, one of the shaggy-bearded stars of the hit reality TV series “Duck Dynasty,” used to get mistaken for a homeless man. He said he was even singled out once at an airport for a security search and wands went “places my woman hasn’t been in years.” These days, though, the patriarch of a family of duck hunters-turned-millionaires is more likely to get stopped by strangers who want autographs or pictures. “When you look like this, there’s no hat and glasses that can cover it up,” Phil’s son Willie said, drawing laughs from his family of co-stars. “I’m certainly more recognizable. I can tell you that.” Last Saturday, more than 500 fans showed up at an autograph session with the family. The Robertsons cracked jokes about their celebrity status and signed books, T-shirts, shoes and even some hunting rifles for fans in their home state of Louisiana. The show, which airs on A&E, follows the family and its business, Duck Commander, which specializes in handmade duck calls and other bird hunting gear. But the Robertsons are easily distracted from their work and amuse the audience with their humorous adventures. The show premiered in 2012 and is in its third season, drawing about 8 million viewers a week. The Robertsons would not talk about the status of a fourth season or reports they were holding out for more money. But if their popularity is any indication, they’ll be back. “We’re getting more and more used to it as we go around, seeing people crowded up and wanting a picture or an autograph, and we think it’s neat,” said Willie Robertson. “We were hoping the show would have that kind of impact, and it has.” Hundreds of fans arrived too late and were kept behind red velvet ropes several yards away from the stars. Some came from as far away as Cow Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada. “Nova Scotians, they’re rednecks also,” said Dwayne Doucette, a Canadian who was with the group holding signs that read: “We love Duck Dynasty” and “Canada loves Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander.” Jase Robertson, whose real name is Jason, said the duck calls are still handmade, one-by-one. To meet demand, the business has gone from a dozen employees before the show aired to about 75 in the past year. They make 14,000 duck calls a week, he said. Fans buy the duck calls even though many have no intention of hunting, he said. Casey Cambre and his 5-year-old daughter, Ava, waited more than eight hours to be the first in line to meet the family. “I’ve never done anything like this, ever, not even for a concert,” said Cambre. “A lot of people like the show because it’s funny. I like it because it’s a good, clean, wholesome family show.” Each of the show’s episodes ends with the family gathered around the dinner table. “We’re trying to infuse a little good into the American culture,” Phil Robertson said. “Love God, love your neighbour, hunt ducks. Raise your kids, make them behave, love them. I don’t see the down side to that.”

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Doreen Burham (left) and Florence Frew are both volunteers for the local Best Years magazine. They took editions of their publication on their recent trip to New Orleans in March.

JAY LENO

Host leaving late night show THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - NBC on Wednesday announced its long-rumoured switch in late night, replacing Jay Leno at the “Tonight” show with Jimmy Fallon and moving the iconic franchise back to New York. Fallon will take over in about a year, the switch coinciding with NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage next year. Veteran “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels also will take over as executive producer of “Tonight.” NBC made no announcement on who would replace Fallon at the 12:35 a.m. “Late Night” slot, although Seth Meyers of “Saturday Night Live” is considered a strong candidate. The change at “Tonight,” the longest-running and most popular late-night talk show, had been widely reported but not confirmed by the network until Wednesday. NBC reportedly just wrapped up negotiations with Fallon on a contract extension. Steve Burke, chief executive officer of NBC Universal, said the network is purposefully making the

move when Leno is still at the top of the ratings, just as when Leno replaced Johnny Carson at “Tonight” in 1992. “Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time,” Burke said. Leno, in a statement, offered his congratulations to Fallon. “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy,” he said. “If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” NBC has been quietly building a new studio for Fallon at its Rockefeller Center headquarters. “Tonight” began in New York in the 1950s, but Carson moved it to California in 1972. Starting next year, Fallon, Letterman, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will tape latenight shows in New York. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and TNT’s Conan O’Brien will be the top Californiabased shows. “The ‘Tonight’ show will bring more jobs and economic activity to our city, and we couldn’t be happier that one of New York’s own is bringing the show back to where it started, and where it belongs,” said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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The boys and girls of summer are back on the diamonds this weekend with Little League registration going at noon at Andy Bilesky Park Saturday and Sunday and the American Legion teams meeting for a spring practice at Butler Park Saturday at 1 p.m.

Trail American Legion teams all on same page BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

Trail’s three American Legion baseball teams are all affiliated now with one team announcing it’s making a major move this year - that is, if there is a team. All eligible players between the ages of 13 and 19 from Greater Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Grand Forks are encouraged to come out for the Phillies A, Diamondbacks AA, and Jays AAA teams’ spring practice. The workout and mandatory parent’s meeting goes at Butler on Saturday at 1 p.m. and is solely intended to gauge interest for the upcom-

ing season. “We’re a little concerned about the number of kids that might be coming out, and not knowing if we are going to be able to run three teams,” said Jays’ advisor Ed Ferraro. “Because of the area we’re in, a lot of these kids move on.” Whether its joining the work force, or concentrating on other sports or studies, recruiting players for the Jays may be a challenge this season, added Ferraro. However, Ferraro also announced a positive move for the team. The tripleA Jays are saying goodbye to North Idaho American

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BY TIMES STAFF Trail’s Andy Bilesky Park will be beckoning young ballplayers and parents to its diamonds this weekend to kick off Little League baseball. Trail Little League is celebrating its 60th year and will be holding its registration and player evaluations on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at the renovated park. The three divisions include ages five and six (no evaluation necessary), ages seven to nine, and 10 to 12 year olds. Players need to bring a ball glove and running shoes

or cleats (no metal cleats). Parents should bring their son’s and daughter’s birth certificate for registration. Opening day is set for Apr. 27. For more info or to download a registration form go to traillittleleague.ca. Trail Youth Baseball will commence later this month with Junior Babe Ruth division fielding six teams including three from Greater Trail and one each from Grand Forks, Nelson and Castlegar, while the Senior Babe Ruth boasts seven teams this season.

Legion (NIAL) and joining the Spokane American Legion Baseball (SALB). “Now we’re playing out of the Spokane League the same as the other two teams (Phillies and Dbacks). That offers us a real benefit where we can actually work it as a farm system where we can call kids up from the lower teams and they can come and play higher up,” says Ferraro. The switch to the Spokane League comes after a trying season for the NIAL, with the loss of Cranbrook and Sandpoint, reducing the league to just four teams. Travel costs were also taken into account with the

proximity of Spokane being closer than the remaining NIAL teams, and the reticence of NIAL competitors to travel north of the border to play in Trail. “We decided we should cut our losses before they kick us out, and Spokane was more than happy to accomodate us.” The Jays will join six other teams in the AAA division, most of which are familiar tournament foes: the Northeast 49ers, Spokane Bandits, Pullman Patriots, Spokane Blue Devils, Cannons, and North Stars. Tryouts for the Legion teams goes Apr. 26-28.

ROLLER DERBY

Roller Girls keep it simple BY TIMES CONTRIBUTOR Rossland and Trail have learned to agree on one thing – roller derby. The fastest growing women’s sport in the world has taken off in the West Kootenay with an exciting season ready to roll this month. The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) are making their debut at the April 13th season opener held at the Rossland Arena. Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers look to take down their nemeses, Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, during the first bout of the evening, followed by Nelson’s KillJoys battle against RTRG. This may be a newly amalgamated team but some of the women representing are far from fresh meat. The kick-ass team – made up of the former Gnarlie’s Angels and Bad News Betties (Trail) -natur-

ally fell into place after the West Kootenay Roller Derby League’s seven-team structure was reduced to five. The enormity of the league led to much demand for the nonprofit that depends on dedicated volunteers, sponsors, players and their supportive families to put on bouts. The league has now simplified the local sport by fusing together Rossland and Trail into RTRG and merging the two former Nelson teams under the title of the KillJoys. The arena doors open April 13th at 4 p.m. The first whistle blows at 5 p.m. and after the two-hour bout more excitement will follow at 7 p.m. This family affair includes a 50/50, team merchandise, food and beverages (including beer garden). For more information on tickets visit Facebook or Twitter at wkrollerderby.com.

Everyone can celebrate the nice weather with a spring in their step by joining fellow walkers and joggers at the third annual Dam Run on Sunday. The Dam Run, sponsored by Gerick Sports with volunteers from the High Altitude Triathlon Club, goes at 10 a.m. at the pull-out south of the railway crossing on Hwy. 22. “So far we have had good weather for it,” said organizer Heather Johnson. “But it’s just to encourage people to get out and get on their feet, and come out and have a good time and meet the triathlon club and see what we’re all about.” The five-kilometre run will follow the highway along the Columbia River to

the Waneta Dam, then back to the pullout. For those 10-K inclined, just repeat. “There will be some fast guys wanting to go out and go 35 or 40 minutes for the 10K but it’s open to everybody.” At the finish, runners will be rewarded with prizes donated from local businesses, and refreshments. “This will be the third year the Dam Run has been going, and the first year it was arranged by Dallas Cain, then I took over and hopefully it keeps going and gets bigger.” The run is a nonprofit event with a nominal entry fee of $5 for the five-K and $10 for the 10-K to cover costs. Register at Gerick’s or at the starting line until 9:30 a.m.

CYCLONE TAYLOR

Nelson to host Cup BY SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star

Nelson Leafs will host the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, BC Hockey announced Thursday. The Cyclone Taylor Cup serves as the BC Hockey Championship for Junior B Hockey. The top teams from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Pacific International Junior Hockey League, and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, along with the host team, compete in the tournament each April. Leafs Hockey Society president Russell Stocks said the Nelson has applied to host the cup a few times in the past, but this is the first time its bid has been successful. “We’re really excited and honoured to be able to host this event,” he said. “It’s going to be a great thing for the community and hockey in general — and of course for the Nelson Leafs.” He expects hosting the cup will give the Leafs an edge in recruiting next season’s players. “As the host we’re guaranteed a spot to play in the tournament, which is a huge thing to be able to offer a player who’s hoping to move up to other leagues,” Stocks said, noting a lot of scouts cover out to the Cyclone games to get a look at up-and-coming players. BC Hockey didn’t tell Stocks why Nelson was chosen, but he suspects it might have had something to do with some details in the proposal aimed at improving the player experience for the visiting teams. “We’re offering a place for players to wash their jerseys between games and supplying refreshments and healthy pre-game and postgame snacks,” Stocks said. “They seem like little things, but it can make a big difference when you’re playing on the road for four days.” See EVENT, Page 10


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Blues stack defence for playoffs THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues upgraded their defence for the playoff push, adding Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold. “It’s two guys that any team around the league would be looking for,” Fruitvale native Barret Jackman said Wednesday. “You look around our dressing room and we have every piece we need.” Except maybe a goalie to step up in place of Jaroslav Halak, who is out indefinitely with a groin injury. Brian Elliott, half of the NHL’s stingiest tandem last season, has been a disappointment this season. He will play Thursday night at Chicago with no guarantees past that. “We’re on a one-game basis,” coach Ken Hitchcock said. “So, we’ll see how he plays Thursday and then we’ll evaluate Friday.” The Blues were tied for eighth with Nashville and just a point ahead of Edmonton and Columbus. It’s been tough slogging for a franchise that put up 109 points last year and was the No. 2 seed in the West, but hasn’t been able to dupli-

cate a mix of shutdown goaltending. “Last year, everything went right, every goal was scored at an important time,” Hitchcock said. “We lived on the fine line, and the right way. “We’ve played really well the last three weeks, maybe not being rewarded like some other teams.” Leopold made his debut Monday after coming in a weekend deal with Buffalo and Bouwmeester could be in the lineup at Chicago if he clears visa issues. They jump ahead of Kris Russell and Ian Cole with a third defenceman, Wade Redden, traded to Boston for a conditional seventhround draft pick. The 29-year-old Bouwmeester is under contract next year at $6.6 million and has played in 621 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the NHL, while playing in 750 games total without a playoff appearance. “He can really play against top players and he eats up a lot of minutes,” Hitchcock said. “We’re trying to build a team that’s going to win long-term and he’s a good fit for us.”

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J. L. Crowe senior girls soccer player Maddie Van Horn carries the ball through a group of defenders at practice on Tuesday. The Hawks kick off its season this week with a tournament in Osoyoos today and Friday. The team is in a rebuilding stage but should still be competitive in the West Kootenay zone, AA high-school senior girls circuit this season.

Luongo simmering after deadline passes THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - The NHL trade deadline passed with Roberto Luongo still in Vancouver, and the Canucks goaltender gave a refreshingly blunt answer for a possible reason why. “My contract sucks,” Luongo said with uncommon candour at a post-deadline news conference Wednesday. “It’s a big factor in trading me and why I’m probably still here. I’d scrap it if I could right now.” Luongo, who has 10 years remaining on a 12-year contract worth US$64 million, asked for a trade in the off-season after being supplanted by Cory Schneider as the No. 1 netminder in Vancouver. Despite being the subject of months of trade rumours, Luongo will remain with the Canucks for the rest of the season, serving as Schneider’s backup. Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis spoke with five teams in the past six months, but no deal could be made. “I do feel obligated to trade Roberto and get him into position where he’s happy and competing the way he likes to and the level he’s accustomed to,” Gills said. “The needs of our team also play a role in this. Trying to balance them is a difficult thing.” Gillis said getting the right compensation in return has been the biggest stumbling block in dealing the 34-year-old netminder. He also said that there have been deals on the table that Luongo turned down, since he has a no-movement clause in his contract. As for Luongo’s comments about his contract, Gillis is chalking that up to an emotional response. “At the time (Luongo’s contract) was done, it was very favourable for this organization and

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very favourable for Roberto,” Gillis said. “The top teams in the league that were competing for Stanley Cups did contracts like this for franchise players. “These days are very emotional for everybody. When you have a day like this where your whole life can be turned upside down and then you speak to (the media) right after, there’s a chance for things to be said that in the clear light of day might not be reflective of how he really feels.” While Luongo didn’t get the trade he was looking for, he is relieved the speculation is over. “It’s nice to get past this point,” Luongo said. “I’ve been pretty calm about the situation until yesterday, late evening, for some reason I started getting weird feelings in my stomach. I was getting nervous. It was the first time I’ve had that type of feeling in my gut.” As far as the Canucks are concerned, having two No. 1-calibre goalies isn’t a bad thing.

Event showcases community FROM PAGE 11 The event will bring at least a couple hundred visitors to town, which is sure to benefit local business, especially the hotels and restaurants. “Like any big events, it’s a chance to showcase our community,” Stocks said. “For our hockey fans will have a chance to see the best Junior B teams in BC on the ice … It’s really a great thing all around.” This year’s Cyclone Taylor Cup will be hosted by the Comox Valley Glacier Kings in Comox, from Apr. 11 to 14.

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simply left the resort without saying goodbye or even thanking us for the stay. Clearly, Evan took advantage of our kindness, and interactions since indicate that his family is oblivious to their behavior. Are we wrong to have expected them to spend time with us? Evan and I have a long history, and I want to preserve the friendship. I prefer to drop this issue, while my wife wants to wash our hands of these people completely. Is there a tactful way to address this and salvage the friendship? -No Explanation Given Dear No: The friendship you are trying to

ing to welcome him into my life. I’ve tried to explain this to my parents and my sister, but my words fall on deaf ears. Last month, my brother and I got into an argument at my parents’ house because he is jealous that I have a better relationship with his children than he does. It ended with me saying, “Stay out of my life.” Now, I’m the black sheep of the family while the others still welcome my brother with open arms. I love him, but I can’t deal with watching him kill himself. Am I wrong to walk away? -- Loving Sister in Missouri Dear Sister: This isn’t about right or wrong. It’s about what you can live with. Tell your parents that you are contacting Al-Anon (al-anon.alateen.org) because you want to do what’s best for your brother and also for your family. It will help you deal with

your brother and at the same time let your parents know that you care about him. Dear Annie: “Sticky” said she’s having a hard time in Florida because people don’t use their air conditioning. We moved to Florida 40 years ago. It took us a

couple of years to get acclimated, and our electric bill was an incentive to be moderate with the thermostat. A few years ago, we moved from humid Florida to bone-dry Arizona, and that has been a harder adjust-

ment. Not everyone has the same definition of comfortable. -- Old Man Gone West Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

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preserve is the one between you and Evan, so let your wife know that she is off the hook. Even if there is some reason for their rude behavior, that is not an excuse. They also were unappreciative of your generosity, although that may have created some awkwardness that contributed to the problem. It’s fine for you to remain in contact with Evan, but don’t plan any more vacation trips. If Evan should bring up the possibility of getting the families together again, simply say that he and his kids seemed uninterested in spending time with you before, so you think it’s best not to repeat the experience. Dear Annie: I’m 26 years old, happily married and have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter. My oldest brother is an alcoholic. He was in a terrible auto accident last year and nearly died. I don’t want to enable him by continu-

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Dear Annie: Recently, I invited my best friend, “Evan,” and his family of four to join my family at a popular out-of-state theme park. Our children are similar ages, and we have always gotten along well even though we live in different states. My wife and I are members of a vacation program and offered to use our hotel points to save Evan a great deal of money. We didn’t expect anything in return, but we had discussed how much fun we’d have together. This didn’t happen. Evan and his family ignored us, made no effort to interact with my wife or children, and had other friends and family join them at the resort and in our shared rooms. They frequently went their own way in the theme park and were distant during the rare times that we were together. The final insult occurred on the last day, when they

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your way. Don’t be a worried about attached strings. Let others help you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Relations with partners and close friends are warm today. Refrain from important commitments; just enjoy the good vibes. (Discuss business tomorrow.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) It will please you to make your workplace more attractive today. Others will take positive steps to improving their health -- in particular, something that is enjoyable. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Accept invitations to parties, movies, luncheons and sports events because this is a pleasant social day. Romance is in the air. Some will also enjoy creative projects and playful times with children. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Do what you can to make

where you live look more attractive. But the catch is, today is a poor day to spend money -- so work with what you have. Start by getting rid of clutter. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a great day for writers and anyone who is involved with communication for a living. You feel inspired by your muse, and your imagination is empowered.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Be careful about financial matters today, because this is a poor day to spend money. However, you might enjoy cleaning or maintaining something you own. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a lighthearted, friendly day. Enjoy schmoozing with others, but avoid important decisions. Since you easily attract others to

you now, enjoy this popularity! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’ll love a chance to have some peace and quiet today. This is a busy time for you, especially with financial matters, and you need a rest. YOU BORN TODAY You’re hardworking. Although you can appear self-effacing and modest, you have star quality. Many of you are longlived. You also like to appear

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MLS# K217685

Warfield $199,900

Trail Rural $199,900

Fruitvale $169,000

Trail $154,900

Fruitvale $154,900

Trail $99,500

Rossland $55,900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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

www.coldwellbankertrail.com

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484


Trail Times Thursday, April 4, 2013

Homes Wanted

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. www.copperridge.ca

Rentals

Transportation

Rentals

Transportation

Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

Cars - Domestic

E.TRAIL, 2bd. house & 2bd. apt. available. 250-362-3316

YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED

2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM, Loaded, 180,000kms, dark metallic green, c/w winters on rims. Excellent car, no problems, ready to go. Must sell. $3,900. obo. 250-231-4034

TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. N/S, N/P. Avail. immed. 250-367-7558 W.TRAIL, clean, bright 2bd. house. $900. plus utilities. 250-231-7997

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

• GOOD CREDIT • BAD CREDIT • NO CREDIT • HIGH DEBT RATE • 1ST TIME BUYER • BANKRUPTCY • DIVORCE

YOU’RE APPROVED

Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval www.amford.com

• YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED •

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

Classifieds • YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED •

Real Estate

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1148 Bay Ave, Trail

2009 BMW K1200 GT. Mint condition. Many extras. Ph.250-231-5732

Boats STARCRAFT 140, Elec. start, Livewell, 250-364-1909

Edgewater Townhouse in Glenmerry, 3bd, 1.5Bth.,f/s, $850./mo. 250-368-5908

25HP, Bilge.

TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?

YOUR NEWSPAPER:

The link to your community

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Homes for Rent E.TRAIL 1bdrm, small house no yard, f/s, laundry facilities 250-368-3239

MLS#K218772

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Trail $149,000

MLS#K213358

Fruitvale $339,900

GARAGE SALE? The Trail Times provides the most comprehensive GARAGE SALE PACKAGE available, at the BEST PRICE! Package Includes:

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• 3 line classified ad • 4 “Garage Sale” signs • 192 pricing lables • Successful tips for a ‘no hassle’ sale Only • Pre-sale checklist • Sales record form • ‘No Parking’ sign • ‘Pay Here’ sign • ‘Sorry, no restrooms’ sign

What are YOU saving for?

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Ross Spur $369,500 W LA IN

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MLS#K218408

Castlegar $154,000 RD YA TE A IV PR

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MLS#K218737

Waneta $625,000

MLS#K216662

Trail $154,900

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MLS#K217178

Glenmerry $299,500 G TIN LIS

Brand New Carrier Routes are coming available in Trail!

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You aren’t really 60. Just 21 with 39 years experience!

MLS#K214420

Fruitvale $339,000

From Your Crazy Co–Workers

MLS#K214964

Fruitvale $339,000 LE AB RD O F AF

MLS#K218201

Fruitvale $234,000 O ET TIMUILD B

MLS#K216789

MLS#K216791

Montrose $189,900 PER SU CHEN T I K

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Beaver Falls $179,000

250.368.8551 ex. 206

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Glenmerry $184,500

MLS#K219069

Contact Michelle today to find out what routes are available near you!

MLS#K216879

Salmo $259,000

250.368.8551

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The Trail Times is looking for newspaper carriers to deliver The Advertiser once a week, on Thursdays.

MLS#K218529

Fruitvale $277,500 S RE AC 85 . 6 1

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Trail $159,900

MLS#K218523

Trail $169,000

MLS#K218967

+ GST Non refundable.

MLS#K218562

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Fruitvale $249,500

MLS#K215665

Fruitvale $139,400 UE AL TV A E GR

ICE PR SHED A L S

MLS#K218681

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Trail $139,500

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 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. FRUITVALE, D/T, 1bd. ns/np, Ref.req. $525./mo +util. Avail. Apr1.Call/text: 604-788-8509 ROSSLAND, 2BD furnished, unfurnished, short or long term, N/S, N/P. 250-362-9473 TRAIL - clean 2 bed, walk to downtown ($650) avail now, 250-231-1242 TRAIL newly renovated 1bd suite in triplex, quiet building. $450/mo. +util. 250-428-6788, 250-428-7351. 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

Houses For Sale

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WHERE DO YOU TURN

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

Motorcycles

YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED

Townhouses

Houses For Sale

MLS#K211093

Fruitvale $207,000 LEX 4-P

MLS#K204932

MLS#K216412

Emerald Ridge $588,000

Montrose $69,000

Waneta $385,000

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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


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Thursday, April 4, 2013 Trail Times

local

Made you look.

Call the to see how newspaper advertising can work for you.

Your empties can save birds

250-368-8551

Erin Harmston photo

The Bird Emergency and Kare Society (BEAKS) is having a bottle drive on Saturday in Warfield to raise funds to help save injured and orphaned wild birds. Please leave your cans and bottles curbside by 9 a.m., or drop them off at Fas Gas at 9 a.m. We also need help sorting! For more information call BEAKS at 250-365-3701

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(250) 368-3911

The Local Experts™

KOOTENAY HOMES INC.

1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818 www.kootenayhomes.com www.century21.ca

SOLD 302 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac

2786 Queen Street, Rossland

$225,000

1760 Park Street, Rossland

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Surround yourself in the charm of this 3 bedroom home situated on a beautifully landscaped 90’ x 100’ in an area of beautiful homes. Some of the features include spacious living room with gas fireplace & adjacent playroom a sunny kitchen and 3 bedrooms upstairs. Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

$349,000

Surround your family in a profusion of colourful blooms from early spring through the fall!! Spectacular ORGANIC gardens create a tranquil setting for this cozy home situated on a 90 x 117 fenced lot. Great sun exposure, new windows, a renovated bathroom, garage/shop and a dry basement.

Commercial Lease Old Waneta Road

NEW

1345 Spokane Street, Rossland

$419,000

$499,000

1867 – 4th Avenue, Rossland

$359,000

2069 - 6th Avenue, Trail

$170,000

This graceful and spacious home offers beautiful “heritage” characteristics including hardwood floors, French doors, charming den, and wood burning fireplace. The large, flat lot is accented by gorgeous trees and amazing views. Call your REALTOR® for an appointment to view.

RANKED #1 of 7 Rossland B&B and Inns on Tripadvisor. This amazing family home, also operating as popular Black Bear B&B, offers 7 bdrms, 6 baths, a separate deluxe living area for family and space and luxury for guests. This very special property must be viewed to be appreciated.

Newly renovated 1800’s home with 3 bdrms, 2 baths and plenty of parking. Inside boasts a spacious open kitchen with large deck through the French doors, and new fl ooring throughout. New 200 Amp panel wired and ready for a hot tub. Don’t miss this great package.

Great 2 bdrm home located on a fully fenced 50x100 flat lot with an insulated double garage. New flooring, tons of light, large patio area with lots of privacy. Full basement with cold storage, dining room with built in window bench. Plenty of fruit trees and a veggie garden complete this package.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

OPEN HOUSE

PRICE

Saturday, Apr 6 12-2pm

1004 Regan Crescent, Trail $227,900 3 bdrm home in Sunningdale. Vinyl siding, ac- u/g sprinklers, 24 x 20 shop with ventilation. Mechanical upgrades call your REALTOR® for a viewing.

5,000 sq. ft. shop with 18 ft ceiling, in floor heating, office space, lunch room, washroom and shower. Large truck doors at each end. Excellent condition and very clean. Good highway exposure and access. C7 zoning allows a wide scope of uses.

Ron & Darlene Your

1726 Green Road, Fruitvale

3bdrm, 1 bath home on fully fenced lot. Home features newer windows, newer roof, new hot water tank and updated electrical. The radiant heat is perfect for anyone suffering from allergies. Call now.

Extreme project awaits the visionary. Excellent opportunity to build a new home or place a modular home on this very gently sloped .28 acres. Only the most skilled should consider or make an attempt at restoring this dwelling.

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

$189,000

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Art (250) 368-8818

1569 – 3rd Avenue, Trail

OPEN HOUSE

Local Home Team

Saturday Apr 6 11am-1:30pm

$49,900

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday Apr 6 11am-1pm

1894 Mountain Street, Fruitvale

$69,000

Serviced and ready to go, this 66x105 generous lot is among new houses and has gorgeous views. Bring your plans and break ground this Spring! Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday Apr 6 11am-1pm

We Sell Great Homes! 2320 McBride Street, Trail

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday Apr 6 11am-1pm 845 Burns Avenue, Warfield $255,000

Saturday Apr 6 11am-1pm 438 – 3rd Avenue, Rivervale

This 4 bdrm 2 bath home has lots of space, private patio, fireplace and woodstove. Great price for this solid home in a solid neighborhood.

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

$229,500

Quiet location, updated and modern. Super family home.

9340 Station Road, Trail Incredible country acreage package on 47.5 acres. 2 separate family homes plus a separate parcel with mobile home. Large open area for horses etc. or expansion to the existing winery. Great opportunity for a family business or country estate Call Richard (250) 368-7897

$348,000

Mary Amantea

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

mamantea@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-521-0525

ext 26

Darlene Abenante ext 23

Cell: 250.231.0527

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Art Forrest

ext 42

c21art@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

$269,000

Plenty of living space here for the whole family! 4 bdrms, 3 baths, open concept, walk out basement, laminate floors, double carport, deck, large rooms, and great view! At this price it will be gone soon so don’t hesitate! Call your REALTOR® now!

Location - location - location! Fantastic family home a few blocks from Glenmerry School. 3 bdrms on the main floor, sunny exposure through ample windows, garage and 2 fireplaces. Relax on the covered deck and watch the children play in the flat fenced backyard. Great value here! Call your REALTOR® now!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! Deanne Lockhart ext 41

3928 Woodland Drive, Trail

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

terryalton@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Tonnie Stewart

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com


Trail Daily Times, April 04, 2013