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Local 480 president retiring

Doug Jones served four terms leading local Steelworkers chapter BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

After four terms of fighting for labour rights, Doug Jones, the longest serving Steelworkers Local 480 president, is calling it a day. April 30 is the official day of retirement for Jones, a local man whose career started at Cominco shortly after the smelter’s long and tumultuous strike in 1974. “I actually started work at Cominco in ‘71, but quit for various reasons and worked elsewhere in different parts of B.C.,” said Jones. “I came back at the end of ‘73 just when the workers were getting ready to prepare for the ‘74 strike.” It was during that strike that Jones got his first taste of union affairs, when he was asked to organize workers from Quadra, a local chainsaw manufacturer, to join the Steelworkers Union. Jones said he was fortunate to learn the ropes from one of the best mediators in the province. “The staff rep in Trail during that strike, was Vince Ready, who is now quite a famous arbitrator,” Jones explained. Although the merge into the Steelworkers was unsuccessful, Jones remained active in the union after the strike, when he began to work for Cominco once


On April 19, in honour of Jones’ retirement, there will be an event held at the USW Local 480 hall from 4-8 p.m., with presentations at 5 p.m. For more info, call 368-9131. again. This time, he stayed for 28 years, employed as a firefighter in Teck’s fire department. “Back in 1969, the original fire department came

Who takes over? What happens under the Steelworkers constitution when the president retires, or the position becomes vacant, is that the existing vice president automatically assumes that position for the remaining term. Jones has served one year of his fourth term, and now Armindo deMedeiros, current vice president, will become president after Jones’ official day of retirement on April 30. If, when the term ends in 2015, deMedeiros decides to run for president, an election will ensue. “There are big campaigns that go on during an election for president,” said Jones. “It is a huge event.” – Regnier

to Teck from the municipality of Tadanac,” said Jones. “So we had a different pay system than everyone else at Cominco. “Whenever the company wanted to change our pay scale, I was one of the workers, always down at the union hall, as a shop steward or a safety rep.” Jones said that in 2001, the last time a pay change was proposed, he was down at the union hall when someone suggested that he run for a position. “So, I actually ran for president in 2003 and was elected into the position,” he said. Although Jones recalled the high points of his career as being really good outcomes

of arbitration for the membership; they were counter balanced by some low points as well. “The low point was the strike of 2005.” Jones said that it was a time when the workers were just ready to take the company on; but the company didn’t like the union and the union didn’t like the company. “In retrospect, I didn’t have as much experience as I should have had,” he said. “Let me just say that the union didn’t get off on such a great foot with the company back then. “The company wasn’t very forgiving in those days, and there weren’t good feelings on either side.” Jones said that in a battle for pension and pension benefits, the union and membership managed to weather the storm. “We were out for a long time, but in the end, we knew what we did, and that we had really accomplished something important.” The last agreement that Jones and his local 480 team arbitrated, began negotiations in April 2012. By mid-June, members of locals 480 and 9705 United Steelworkers, put final signatures on a collective agreement that carried an 18 per cent increase over five years of the contract, a 12 per cent boost in pension, and a $10,000 signing bonus. “We managed to accomplish some really good things for our membership in that arbitration, definitely a high point,” said Jones. Even with the significant positive outcomes that Jones and his team negotiated in the last two contracts, he said that what he is really proud of, is the day-to-day issues that his team resolves at the union hall. “When you are in a position like I was, it isn’t about looking for glory or accolades,” he said. See DEMEDEIROS, Page 3


Conroy awaiting challengers for Kootenay riding Campaign officially gets under way on Tuesday BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

Kootenay West MLA, Katrine Conroy is as surprised as anyone that none of the other political parties in the province have put forward any candidates to challenge her for her seat. The official start to the May provincial election begins Tuesday as does the official nomination period. “It’s kind of “We’re ready. odd, so far there’s I’m not taking nobody” said Conroy Wednesday afterthis for noon from Prince granted. I feel George, where she I have to earn had been attending meetings in her role the right to as senior’s critic for represent this the NDP. “There is constituency supposedly one fellow who is potentialand I don’t ly interested but he’s take that not ready to declare lightly.” yet.” The Trail Times KATRINE CONROY learned Thursday that 29-year-old Joseph Hughes, of Nakusp, he has filed the necessary papers with Elections BC and is awaiting confirmation as an independent candidate for MLA next week. At this point in the run up to the election one other NDP candidate, opposition Health Critic Mike Farnworth, MLA for Port Coquitlam also has no declared candidates to oppose him. Even without any officially declared challengers, Conroy has been actively working to prepare for the May 14 provincial election. She said that her campaign’s fundraising has been done, the election signs have been made, her team leaders and volunteers have all been drafted and prepared, and her campaign office officially opens in Castlegar this Saturday. “We’re ready. I’m not taking this for granted,” said Conroy. “I feel I have to earn the right to represent this constituency and I don’t take that lightly. “This is a whole different ball game compared to the last election, but it would be See INDEPENDENT, Page 3

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Trail council committed to Gateway Project By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

After a series of setbacks. the Victoria Street Corridor project remains a priority for council and its downtown revitalization vision. At the Monday night meeting, Coun. Rick Georgetti presented the governance and operations committee(GOC) report, which confirmed that council has approved $1.1 million in its 2013 Capital Budget to proceed with the work. Several weeks ago, city staff partook in a conference call with the project’s design firm, MMM Group, to discuss the status of the project. If everything

comes together and is approved by the Ministry of Transportation (MOT), the project is scheduled to proceed later this year, said Georgetti. At this time, it is hoped that the project will be tendered in May, with construction to commence later in June, he explained. The city’s work will need to be completed before the ministry paving begins, which is scheduled to start in early September. The project is aligned with the downtown plan and will take advantage of the paving work that is to be completed by the MOT later this year, said Georgetti. The realm of the

city’s work on the Gateway project will involve extensive infra-

structure improvements along Victoria Street. Included in the upgrades, are: new curbs and drainage; sidewalk resurfacing and realignment; bump outs; improved pedestrian crossings; and centre medians delineated for future planting. The report states that the design elements will have a traffic calming effect which will slow traffic through the city

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and also improve traffic and pedestrian safety. The City Financial Plan bylaw will be advanced to the first three readings at the next council meeting on April 22. In February 2011, the city’s Downtown Opportunities & Action Committee (DOAC) held a planning exercise as a step in its program to develop the downtown core. The most important

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initiative identified at that time, was a need to quickly develop a physical concept of the revitalization plan. As part of the public realm assessment, the DOAC noted that Victoria Street between Tamarac Avenue and the Victoria Street Bridge had the potential to establish a strong civic identity for the city, and specifically downtown. As an alternative to Highway 3 and Victoria Street performing solely as a vehicleoriented corridor, a plan was developed to create a gateway corridor supplemented with various features to attract the eye and capture a driver’s attention. Last July, in a


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GOC meeting, city council moved and approved to bump the cash available for the entrance way into the city’s downtown at Bay Avenue, to $300,000. Shortly after, the venture was curtailed when it was learned that the province’s MOT could not work within the timelines for the city’s proposed Gateway design and complete the repaving that was planned for the following month. MOT planned to repave Highway 3B (Victoria Street) in the Trail and Warfield area. The city had hoped to dovetail elements of the Trail Downtown Plan into the paving project and create an entranceway, or gateway, into the city.

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Potential staff cuts cause concern By Chris Stedile Times Staff

As budgets were discussed during a closed school board meeting Monday night in Blueberry, several concerned parents gathered to show their support for Fruitvale Elementary School's (FES) vice principal Brian Baldwin. Over the last few years vice principal positions at elementary schools have been removed as a cost-saving measure and while no official verdict has been reached, FES's Baldwin may be next on that list. What some parents are worried may happen is Baldwin will leave FES altogether but Darrel Ganzert, board chair for School District 20 says that isn't the case. “It would be a really rare set of circumstances that would not allow (Baldwin) to remain in (FES).” Efforts to contact district super-

intendent Greg Luterbach were unsuccessful and FES principal Brian Stefani wouldn't comment on any potential changes. Ganzert said FES was, in the past, the largest elementary school by far but that is no longer the case and that it is now only slightly bigger than other schools. Given the current situation he said, in respect to the budget it no longer makes sense to keep that many administrative positions around. “That's the saddest part about the budget cuts. We really should be putting vice principals in all the elementary schools but realistically, we just can't afford to do that,” Ganzert added. The school district will be holding its regular meeting on Monday and teh budget meeting will be held April 22, both at Trail Middle School.

Francophone group hosting Sugar Shack By Art Harrison

Bégin explained that the recent warmer weather wouldn't affect The Association des the taffy making. Francophones des Kootenays “We have a special table that is Ouest (AFKO) is holding its used and we can bring down snow annual spring celebration Sugar from the ski hill to make it,” she Shack, Sunday at the Salmo Ski said. Hill. “In Quebec some people even keep frozen snow and make it in the summer.” The event is the local Quebecois community's participation in the Quebec Sucre de Cabane, or sugaring off festival, celebrating the maple syrup harvest throughout eastern Canada and Quebec. Bégin said that for the first time this year's festival will include a log sawing competition and door prizes, as well as DJ's playing traditional Quebecois music and a pre-election appearance by Nelson Creston MLA, Michelle Mungall. “This is completely open to the public, you don't have to speak French to come out and have fun,” said Bégin. “We've advertised around the West Kootenay and we usually get around 200 people. Maybe this year we'll get more. “It should be lots of fun. People from Quebec love to sing and dance and eat,” she added. Bégin advised people to come early because the food is served on a first come, first serve, cash Submitted photo The traditional process of making maple taffy is part of the celebration this only basis with the doors opening at noon. Sunday at the Salmo Ski Hill. Times Staff

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Some concerned parents and students showed their support for keeping a vice principal at Fruitvale Elementary School during the School District 20 meeting in Blueberry on Monday.

“We'll have the traditional food; crepes, ham, baked beans, all with lots of maple syrup.” said AFKO representative, Karine Bégin. “And of course we'll be making our famous maple taffy on the snow.”

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deMedeiros to assume role FROM PAGE 1 “Everyone down at the union plays a big role in what happens, and it is about getting the job done and looking after all the workers. “My job was to support everyone at the union in their jobs, and I was really fortunate to have a good group.” Jones was elected for three terms and retained the chair by proclamation in 2012.

After 10 years of working side by side with Jones, current vice president Armindo deMedeiros, will officially assume the position of President of the Steelworkers Local 480 on May 1. “During Doug’s terms here, we accomplished many good things for the membership,” said deMedeiros. “And a lot of it will go down as part of Local 480 history.”

Independent throws hat in ring FROM PAGE 1 good to have someone to run against because I want to be able to talk about our party platform and what we want to do for the province and our constituency.” Conroy acknowledged that the amount of planning and organization needed to launch an election campaign is considerable but isn’t willing to rest on her laurels. “I’m not counting anyone out yet,” she said. “They have until April 26 to nominate someone.” If Hughes’ run at the MLA’s seat for Kootenay West does become official he will be facing somewhat long odds. There are currently four sitting Independent members

of the legislature; John van Dongen, former Liberal MLA in Abbotsford South, John Slater, former Liberal MLA for Boundary Similkameen, Bob Simpson former NDP MLA in Cariboo North, and Vicki Huntington of Delta South. Of those four only Huntington was elected as an independent narrowly beating out her opponent, former Liberal Attorney General Wally Opal, by 32 votes. “I’m assuming the Liberals will come up with somebody, but I understand it could be daunting for someone to come in this late in the game.” said Conroy. “I guess we’ll have to wait and see.” Voter registration is open until April 23.

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NDP presents proposed tax increases By Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. NDP is proposing to collect an extra $550 million a year in new tax revenues from large businesses, high-income earners and financial institutions in their first year of an NDP government. By the third year, another $100 million would be raised from extra carbon tax on the oil and gas industry, NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston announced at a news conference in Vancouver Thursday. The B.C. Liberals’ still-unpassed February budget proposed to raise the corporate income tax rate to 11 per cent. The NDP would increase it to 12 per cent on Oct. 1, which Ralston said would raise an extra $200 million a year. The small business income rate would be left at 2.5 per cent, applied to firms with annual revenue up to $500,000. Another $150 million is expected to come from a capital tax on financial institutions. Ralston revealed a rate of three per cent for banks and one per cent for larger credit unions. Credit unions with holdings of less than $20 million would be exempted, and Ralston said only three credit unions in B.C. are big

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enough to pay the tax. The personal income tax rate on earnings above $150,000 a year would go from 14.7 per cent to 19 per cent under an NDP government. The B.C. Liberal budget promised to raise it to 16.8 per cent for two years only. Ralston said the NDP plan would add $1,100 to the tax bill of someone making taxable income of $200,000 a year, and he considers the increase to be a permanent measure. The NDP carbon tax expansion is to be phased in on “venting” emissions from oil and gas production, raising an estimated $35 million starting next year and tripling over the following two years. Ralston said the NDP will not extend the carbon tax to chemical process emissions on cement plants, aluminum smelters and other industries that emit carbon dioxide beyond their use of fossil fuel. All the new revenues would be spent on programs, including reinstating non-repayable grants for post-secondary students. NDP social development critic Carole James said details of the spending plans will be revealed next week.

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Sturgis North event cancelled By Martha Wickett Salmon Arm Observer

The 2013 Sturgis North Motorcycle Jamboree and Music Festival proposed near Chase has screeched to a stop. Sgt. Gary Heebner of Chase RCMP told Chase council Tuesday that the event has been cancelled. He said it’s unknown if the jamboree will be located at the same site in 2014, and it’s rumoured organizers might be looking at a venue in Merritt. Heebner told the media that police were informed Friday

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School district cuts staff By Richard Rolke Vernon Morning Star

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District trustees slashed programs and staff positions Tuesday to address a $1.8 million shortfall for the coming school year. “It’s always difficult when you are having to cut money,”

said Laurie Myers, Armstrong trustee. Principal and vice-principal time will be reduced, the family life teaching position will lose hours and there will be staff reductions as a result of dropping enrolment. All supply budgets will be trimmed.



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received no official overture from Sturgis North. Brad Handel, owner of Techlectric, one of the businesses owed money from the 2011 motorcycle rally in Salmon Arm and area, said he sees the cancellation as positive. “We were never going to get our money back anyway, so the reality is, at least they’re going to stop creating more debt.” In 2012, the Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Spallumcheen hosted the event.


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Town enacts anti-bullying bylaw

THE CANADIAN PRESS ESTON, Sask. - Teasing and name-calling could result in a fine or even jail time in Eston, Sask., after the small town announced its new anti-bullying bylaw. Sporting pink shirts to mark the anti-bullying International Day of Pink, students, politicians and police officers gathered at Eston Composite school on Wednesday to launch the bylaw. As the first in Saskatchewan to introduce an anti-bullying bylaw, the small town hopes to set an example for the rest of the province. The bylaw defines bullying as “repeated or habitual harassment” ranging from name calling to theft to physical and emotional abuse. Police can investigate a reported incident and choose to issue a warning or fine. First time offenders face a $250 fine while repeat offenders may owe as much as $1,000 for each offence. Failure to pay the fine could result in up to six months in jail. Bullies are not the only ones who could be punished. Anyone who cheers on or encourages bullying could also be slapped with penalties. “Obviously not every incident is going to be proven or investigated successfully but at least it’s ground to start somewhere,” said Eston economic development officer Johnathan Meyer. The idea was sparked by students at Eston Composite and, with the help of local RCMP, caught the attention of council. It has, however, has not been immune to criticism. Canadian religious groups say the laws undermine the beliefs taught in religious schools and force them to allow gay-straight alliance clubs. Others question whether young children will understand the consequences of their actions.


Edmonton backs new arena THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON Even though the money is not all in place, Edmonton city council gave approval Wednesday to a deal that would see a new downtown arena built for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Councillors voted 10-3 in favour of the master agreement with Oilers owner Darryl Katz. The pact would see the Oilers stay in the city for the next 35 years. Councillors also voted by a smaller margin in favour of leveraging $45 million from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative - a provincial fund that provides grant money for infrastructure - to make up for part of a $100 million shortfall in funding for the project. However, the city said it will only borrow the money if the province confirms it will provide the remaining $55 million. All parties would have until Sept. 1 to finalize the funding arrangement or the deal could still fall apart. “Council took a courageous step forward today,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “We’ve also made it clear that we will not move forward until we have the balance of the funds needed from the province.”

Premier Alison Redford was in Washington and could not immediately be reached for comment but has said repeatedly in recent months that there will be no direct provincial funding for the arena project. The total cost of the project including a community rink, garden and transit link is now estimated at $604 million - $408 million of that is for the arena itself. Katz has committed to paying $143 million. In addition to the money from the province, the city is planning to apply for $14 million in grants from the federal and provincial governments for the community rink. Coun. Tony Caterina expressed concerns that using MSI funding for the arena would mean

other infrastructure projects would suffer. “There is a tradeoff here,” Caterina said. Coun. Kim Krushell said there were other funding options to address the remaining $55 million if the city does move forward with borrowing $45 million from MSI funding, however those options were not discussed in public. City manager Simon Farbrother said that the Katz Group had been asked a day after the provincial budget was released whether they could put up the missing $100 million, and the reply was no. John Karvellas with the Katz Group said “it remains a very complex deal” but he believes everything can be approved and signed by the end of the month.

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Weekend of change in politics Liberals select new leader, NDP shape party’s message THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - This is the weekend Canadian politics begins gearing up for the next election. In Ottawa, the Liberals will select a new - and likely very different - leader. In Montreal, the Opposition New Democrats will use their policy convention to retool the party’s message and policies to better suit a government in waiting. And the Conservatives will begin cranking up their famously effective defensive machine to keep both at bay. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is billing his party’s event as a critical moment. “I’m confident that whether it’s on renewing the terminology in the (party) constitution or giving ourselves exactly the vision and determination we need to carry this through in the next election, it’s going to be a great weekend for us,” Mulcair told The Canadian Press. Stacked up against Sunday’s Liberal leadership results-fest, with presumptive front-runner Justin Trudeau the centre of attention, the constitutions, resolutions and workshops of an NDP convention might seem dry. Both parties insist the timing was pure coincidence. But history has shown that policy conventions can be game changers for parties with brand troubles - even propelling some to future victory. Tony Blair’s New Labour in the UK, or even Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, both had crucial, moderating policy conventions before winning elections. Anne McGrath, former chief of staff to late NDP leader Jack Layton, said all social democratic parties come to a point where they need to modernize and consider how they’re perceived by the public. “It’s not going to be just about what resolutions get adopted, it’s going to be about how we actually conduct debates, and what the consciousness is of the people that are there about the importance of presenting the party as a replacement for this government,” said McGrath, now managing director of Ensight Canada. The NDP rank and file will vote on a change that’s been haunting conventions since 2009 - modernizing the preamble of the party’s constitution. A panel of party wise men and women came up with a more moderate statement that drops numerous references to “socialism” and “socialist,” as well as the document’s anti-free market language. Leader Tom Mulcair has been disdainful of the old turns of phrase, many of them with roots in the Canadian Co-operative Federation (CCF) of yore. “We’ll continue to fight for labour rights, but we’re also going to start making sure that we also put on the table a vision for how to have a sustained economy where were not taking everything for our generation and leaving nothing but debt for future generations.” The NDP’s discussion mirrors to some extent

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Quotes can be a key to shape thinking


like Facebook. I also find it annoying. But I don’t open my account looking for wisdom, so chances are it will escape me if I come across it. A friend’s post almost did pass me by recently, but once it hit home I couldn’t stop thinking about it. First, the context. Only minutes earlier I had been listening to CBC Radio on my way home from work when a news item started my stomach churning. An American state, North Dakota I think, was about to pass a law outlawing abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. Before most woman realize they are pregnant, in other words. But it isn’t abortion that is really on my mind right now. For the record, I am in favour of a women’s right to choose. Period. Superimposed on a photograph on that Facebook post were 11 words that I think should be considered in every argument, discussion and debate we have about issues that involve public interest. The photo

was a simple portrait of a stereotypical Jewish man — wire-rimmed glasses, untrimmed beard and black hat. On the photo were the words that haven’t left me since I first saw them. “Can’t eat pork. Doesn’t try to make it illegal for everyone.” That’s the message. “Doesn’t try to make it illegal for everyone.” Let’s face it. Most divisive issues that face us today are coming at us as a result of the need for others to validate their own beliefs by imposing them on others. Forgive me if I go back to the abortion issue, but it’s a good example. The vast majority of people, for or against abortion, aren’t personally affected by whether they take place or not. I personally know only a small number of women whom I know to have had abortions. My life was not affected in even the slightest way by their decision. And it wouldn’t have been affected even in the slightest way had they chosen not to have abortions. My


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opinion of them as people wasn’t affected either. And yet, if I am to believe the zealots on both sides of the issue, I am a bad person if I happen not to agree with them. Neither side leaves room for middle ground, so great is their need to have their beliefs validated. No abortions. Unfettered access to abortions. And then along comes the photo of the Jewish man. “Can’t eat pork. Doesn’t try to make it illegal for everyone.” I have long been fascinated by the Jewish faith, one that teaches believers that they are “the chosen people.” Okay, so maybe that belief can be dismissed as

arrogance. But isn’t there something even a little comforting to know that there are people among us who are so confident in their beliefs that they don’t go door-to-door in their neighbourhoods, or into countries halfway around the world, to convert others? As I understand it, people not born into the faith can convert to Judaism, so it isn’t particularly exclusive. But conversion won’t be the result of other believers trying to save their own souls. “To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them...” “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ ” “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can

do for your country.” “We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” As a child in the ’60s, I grew up admiring Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. I remember seeing Martin Luther King’s speech on the news. In school, we actually learned the plays of William Shakespeare. The above quotes, among others, helped shaped my thinking and how I viewed the world. I’d like to leave my grandchildren with another quote to add to my favourites. “Can’t eat pork. Doesn’t try to make it illegal for everyone.” Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the Creston Valley Advance.

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Corporations dictating communication access Events in the last year or more have convinced me to make a few comments about how large corporations are slowly but surely taking over our country’s important telecommunication choices. Are you concerned at all about our services and the costs related to cell phones and internet use? According to Openmedia. org: “Canadians pay some of the highest cell phone fees and are forced into some of the worst contracts in the industrialized world.” Could it be because the three Big Cell Phone compan-

ies control almost 95 per cent of the country’s market? To make matters even worse, Big Telecom Rogers has a plan to block our access to the few more affordable services that do exist by finding ways to obtain the limited wireless assets that smaller independents need. As these large companies gain more and more control we can be rest assured that choices will go down and prices will go up. If this is what we want, we simply have to continue doing what we do now…nothing. We must change, however. We must fight for cell phone and Internet affordability. If

you have Internet access, visit: This site provides a letterwriting tool which gives us a powerful way to speak out and wake up our local MPs. You can help. Speak out against pricegouging and the lack of choice for telecommunication services in Canada. If you are concerned, you can learn more at www. As well, read OpenMedia’s study about Canada’s dysfunctional cell phone market at Bob Bastian Fruitvale

Muzzling scientists bad for democracy


ccess to information is Nature. Hundreds of scientists a basic foundation of marched on Parliament Hill democracy. Canada’s last July to mark “the death of Charter of Rights and evidence”. Freedoms also gives us “freeThe list of actions promptdom of thought, belief, opin- ing these grievances is long. ion and expression, including It includes shutting the worldfreedom of the press and other renowned Experimental Lakes media of comArea, axing the munication.” National Round We must proTable on the tect these rights. Environment and As we alter the the Economy, chemical, physiceliminating al and biological funding for properties of the the Canadian biosphere, we Foundation for face an increasClimate and David ingly uncertain Atmospheric future, and the Sciences and probest information hibiting federal That’s Life we have to guide scientists from us comes from science. That speaking about research on scientists – and even librarians subjects ranging from ozone to – are speaking out against what climate change to salmon. appear to be increasing efforts All of this has been taking to suppress information shows place as the federal governwe have cause for concern. The ment guts environmental laws situation has become so alarm- and cuts funding for environing that Canada’s Information mental departments through Commissioner is investigating its omnibus budget bills. It seven government departments has justified those massive in response to a complaint that environmental policy changes they’re “muzzling” scientists. in part by saying the review The submission from process was slow and ineffithe University of Victoria’s cient, but research by scientists Environmental Law Centre at the University of Toronto, and Democracy Watch alleges published in the Canadian that “the federal government is Journal of Fisheries and preventing the media and the Aquatic Sciences,  “found no Canadian public from speaking evidence that regulatory review to government scientists for in Canada was inefficient, news stories – especially when even when regulators had an the scientists’ research or point ongoing load of over 600 proof view runs counter to current jects for review at any given Government policies on mat- time.” ters such as environmental proThe government appears tection, oil sands development, determined to challenge any and climate change” and that information, person or organthis “impoverishes the public ization that could stand in the debate on issues of significant way of its plans for rapid oil national concern.” sands expansion and transport The complaint and inves- and sale of raw resources as tigation follow numerous quickly as possible to any counsimilar charges from scien- try with money. tists and organizations such The results have been as the Canadian Science astounding. An Environment Writers’ Association and the Canada document leaked to the World Federation of Science Climate Action Network states, Journalists, and publications “Media coverage of climate such as the science journal change science, our most high-


profile issue, has been reduced by over 80 per cent.” In the environmental movement, we’ve become accustomed to attacks and attempts by government and its proxies to silence us. We’ve been called everything from “radicals” to “un-Canadian” to “money-launderers”. Federal Treasury Board President Tony Clement even blamed the David Suzuki Foundation and me for opposition to the proposed TransCanada west-to-east pipeline, a project we have yet to say a word about! Some of the ongoing media slurs have been even sillier. Are they that threatened by credible scientific research that might stand in the way of their current liquidation policies? Canada is a large country with the longest coastline in the world, and is particularly sensitive to climate fluctuations, especially in economic sectors like agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism. We aspire to be an “energy superpower”. Surely, understanding the effects of climate change should be at the top of our agenda. In a truly open and democratic society, ideas, policies and legislation are exposed to scrutiny, debate and criticism. Information is shared freely. Governments support research that makes the country stronger by ensuring its policies are in the best interests of the people. A government that values its citizens more than its industrial backers does not fear information and opposition. Countries where governments hold a tight rein on information, shut down or stifle research that runs counter to their priorities, and demonize and attack opponents are never good places to live. We have to make sure Canada doesn’t become one. Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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OBITUARIES IRWIN, ROGER — was born in Alberta in 1960, raised in Beaver Falls and passed away suddenly on April 7, 2013 in Salmo. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Salmo Legion. *** BAGSHAW, JACK DOUGLAS — April 1, 1954 – April 9, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, son, brother and grandpa who passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Tuesday April 9, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Kimberley, BC on April 1, 1954, Doug grew up in Warfield, BC. At the age of 28 Doug met his wife Lori at the Trail Curling Club, which turned into 28 wonderful years of marriage. Doug’s proudest accomplishment was his family. Nothing made him happier than the day he became a grandpa. He loved his family and they share countless happy memories together. Doug worked at Cominco as a machinist for 36 years where he enjoyed working with his good friends. Doug had a passion for the outdoors. Besides being an accomplished golfer, curler and fisherman, Doug enjoyed hunting, hiking and camping. He was also a Boy Scout leader for many years. Predeceased by his mother Paula, infant brother Michael and his mother-in-law Barbara; Doug is survived by his loving wife Lori, daughters Lindsey (Murray) and Kirstie and grandchildren Mackenzie and Brady. Doug is also survived by his father Doug Sr., sisters Diane Mitchell (Haley) and Donna Bagshaw. Doug will be greatly missed by his large circle of friends, family and his extended family; the Workmans. The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Eric Dalla Lana, Dr. Scotland and the team of wonderful nurses and doctors at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for their exceptional care. They also greatly appreciate all the love and support of family and friends throughout this long journey. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Gateway Christian Life Centre, 8320 Hwy. 3B, Trail, BC with Pastor Shane McIntyre, Celebrant. Bill Clark

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of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Oncology Unit) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at *** BRADLEY, BRENT — passed away peacefully on April 8, 2013 with his family by his side. Brent was born in Trail, BC August 12, 1958 to Jeannette and Ernie Bradley. Brent was predeceased by his father in 2004, his mother in 2011, and his brother-in-law Elmer Olson in 2011. He is survived by his brother Morley Ballard (Georgina), sister Amber Olson, and extended family Darren and Francine Ballard and Cindy Marceau. He is also survived by his beloved grandnieces and friends Deanie Ballard, Dara Woytos (Spencer), Jessica Marceau and grandnephews Gavin Ballard and little Damian. Brent had many friends and acquaintances during his life and will be missed by all, especially Dixon his roommate, and pet cat. Brent was an avid sports fan. He spent many hours watching any and all sports activities on the tube. Brent was seriously injured in a diving mishap in 1977, which rendered him a quadriplegic. This did not stop him from being outgoing and as independent as he could be, for the most part he displayed his inherent good humour. In spite of all that he had been through, he still had faith in the promise that is found in the Bible at Isaiah 35:5-6. The family would like to thank all the home support workers and friend Blair Coombs who made it possible for him to stay at home. Also we thank all the workers in ICU who took such loving care of Brent during his stay in hospital. Brent has requested that there be no service, however if so desired donations can be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Society at 780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7


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Trail-born designer riding success from first show BY CHRIS STEDILE Times Staff

Three weeks have passed since Trail resident turned big city fashion designer, Evan Clayton unveiled his 'Fall of Joan' collection at Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW), and much has happened since then. Immediately following the show, Clayton was swarmed by members of the press, all trying to get to the newcomer that just wowed the crowd. “One of my friends came up to me in the press room after the show and said that I was in a total daze. Which is okay, but not when you're being interviewed,” Clayton said in an e-mail reply. “I mean, all the press response I've received has been really positive, so I guess people overlooked my lackadaisy.” Clayton adds he did see his first negative review the other day. But he “loved it.” He said it offered constructive criticism and underneath it all, still complimented his clothing, which in the end can't really be argued with. Aside from the vast media coverage Clayton garnered


Evan Clayton debuted his fashion collection during the Vancouver Fashion Week last month. from the show, he has also netted a few professional opportunities. “A couple of pieces of mine were just pulled for an upcoming music video for Canadian rapper Matt Brevner,” Clayton said. Additionally, Clayton has done a couple photo shoots for magazine submissions and will be working on a 'lookbook' in the near future for buyer submissions. “The entire design depart-

ment at lululemon saw the video of the show and loved it, so hopefully there's some design employment opportunity there,” he added. Although Clayton gave an extraordinary performance at VFW he does have two things he would have liked to do a little different. “I would have added more blood,” he said, as it would have helped emphasize his theme; the life and death of Joan of Arc. “And I would try to be a bit more elegant in my final bow. I didn't know if I should wave or bow, so I sort of half started to do both, and then half realized that it was stupid, and the half gave up. Overall it was just a mess.” Clayton is currently working on a brand new collection, and without wanting to spoil anything he says it will most likely be smaller and more intricate with some left field fabric choices. “The only thing that worries me about this kind of attention is the follow-up to the hype. I can't stop now and my work has to be consistently better each time it hits the runway.”

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Clarifying the rules for tax credits


ere’s a refresher on the tax Credit continues for 2012. This tax credits introduced over the credit is equivalent to the Children’s past couple of tax seasons Fitness Credit introduced a few years still not fully understood, back. Eligible programs are very and perhaps not even known. inclusive – artistic, cultural, recreaThe Seniors’ Home Renovation tional organized activities but not Tax Credit was introschool based produced April 2012 for grams. B.C. residents. This is Note, both this a refundable tax credit credit and the fitof up to $1,000 available ness credit can be to seniors, or to those claimed for each who have a senior living qualifying child. in their home, to make It’s a 15 per cent the home more elderly credit on up to Ron friendly. It’s very detailed $500 of fees, so it’s so check out the Canada a maximum $75 Revenue Agency (CRA) non-refundable website. tax credit for each Tax Tips & Pits The new Family child under the age Caregiver Tax Credit of 16 (may turn 16 kicks in for 2012. This is an addition- in 2012). al $2,000 non-refundable tax credit The expansion of the Tuition and for a caregiver that increases a quali- Education Tax Credit continues in fied claim for a disabled or infirm effect. Fees paid to an educational dependant. Fortunately software institution, professional associapackages appear to prompt the user tion or government ministry for a if it applies, but if unsure, research required examination to obtain prothe specific details. fessional status recognized by provSticking with medical, the Medical incial or federal statute or necesExpense Credit for adult depend- sary for licensing or certification in ants had its $10,000 annual limit order to practice a profession or trade removed last year. Also, an owner of in Canada are acceptable tuition a Registered Disability Savings Plan expense. who has a life expectancy of five years For those who take courses offered or less may now withdraw more from in foreign countries, the consecutive the plan annually. week full-time enrolment rule has For the kids, the Children’s Art been lowered from 13 to 3 weeks.


And the sharing of funds from Registered Education Savings Plans between siblings is more flexible with no tax implications and repayment of federal education grants. On-call firefighters have two options for tax relief. There is a choice between the original $1,000 income exemption and the new 15 per cent credit on $3,000 of expenses that equals a $450 non-fundable tax credit. It appears fire departments tend to deduct the $1,000 from the firefighter’s income reported on the T4. To be fair to the payroll people, for the $450 credit to be the better option the firefighter has to have been paid very little and yet have worked at least 200 hours. If the expense tax credit is the preferred choice, the $3,000 of expenses is assumed so the full $450 credit applies. Lastly, the 2012 mileage rate set by CRA for travel claims for things like medical services and moving within B.C. has been lowered from $0.52/km to $0.495/km – I guess the cost of gas has been decreasing? I hadn’t noticed that. Good news, meal allowances remain at $17/meal with a $51/day maximum. Ron Clarke has his MBA and is a business owner in Trail, providing accounting and tax services. Email him at To read previous Tax Tips & Pits columns visit

Top tips for returns VANCOUVER – The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is here to help you during tax season. Here is a list of tips you should know about your taxes. For individuals Plan ahead – Register for My Account and sign up for direct deposit so you’ll be ready when you file your return. Also be sure to file on time to avoid late-filing penalties and fees and to make sure there are no interruptions to your benefit and credit payments. Tax-free savings account (TFSA) – Using a TFSA is a great way to save money. Generally, interest, dividends, and capital gains earned on investments in a TFSA are not subject to tax---either while held in the account or when withdrawn. Families – There are many ways families can save at tax time. The activities you signed your kids up for may save you money on your taxes---save those receipts! If you care for dependants with a physical or mental impairment, you may be able to claim up to an additional $2,000 in the calculation of certain non-refundable tax credits related to the new family caregiver amount. Students – Were you a student during 2012? You may be able to claim tuition, textbook, and education amounts, as well as the interest you paid on your student loan. Public transit amount – If you use public transit, you may be able to save by claiming the cost of your transit passes. Seniors – If you receive a pension, you may be able to split up to 50% of eligible pension income with your spouse or common-law partner to reduce the taxes that you pay. You may also be eligible to claim the age amount, medical expenses, and the disability amount. For more information, visit

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One of the first pieces I wrote for this space focused on self talk. The kind of conversation I might have with myself when seeing someone standing or sitting on the street, looking worn down and asking for a contribution from my pocket to his or her hat. Self talk says a great deal about world-view. I can wonder how that person got into that situation and why they tolerate being in it, or wonder why our community has ‘begging for help’ on its list of acceptable responses to poverty. Action stems from self talk. I can toss a coin in the hat as a gesture towards rebuilding that wrecked being, and walk away with my moral responsibility discharged, or offer what I can in the moment while resolving to change our communities response to poverty in the future. Similarly, if I hear a statement from a “Christian” organization invoking Jesus Christ as justification for closing the gates against some folk because of sexual orientation, or gender, or some other rationale, how I react says a great deal about my own acceptance of Christ. If my self talk, at those times, is filled with disgust, dislike and dire-imprecations on those who bar the door in the name of Jesus, then I am not all that removed from the statements I abhor. I have harboured those thoughts against people. In so doing, I have helped perpetuate a system based on creating scape-goats and denying access to some so that ‘we’ can be rid of those whose apostate status contaminates the ground we occupy. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those who are ‘in’ and those who are ‘out’ may vary: some may bar the door based on gender; some may use orientation; others may choose orthodoxy; still others – race; another cannot abide the ill; the addicted; the economically disadvantaged. The results are the same. ‘We’ are in, and ‘they’ are out. Jesus never shut anyone out. That’s the radicality of the movement that sprang up in his name. No one is ‘out’, everyone is ‘in’. We are all in God and God is in all. “Anything else,” my friend Ken explained to me today, “is dualism. There is no dualism in Christ.” So, in harbouring ill will and judgmental attitudes about those who harbour ill will and judge others, I perpetuate a system of ‘ins’ and ‘outs’. Keeping alive a thought pattern and social construct that Jesus specifically and constantly taught and lived in example against. We are told he expressed anger and exasperation with those who shut others out, and expected him to do the same. We are told he overturned the tables of an exclusive faith and blew open the doors to love so that anyone might enter in. Even exclusive, reactionary, disgusted, disliking, and dire people. People like me. Thank God for that. Thank God for him. And thank God for pulling my head out of my darker places and bringing me into light. At this moment, anyway. Keith Simmonds diaconal minister Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge (Beaver Valley, Rossland, Salmo and Trail BC)

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dark and lonely abyss separates sorrow and joy. This was evident to me as I sat in the church waiting for the funeral to begin. The church was beautifully decorated for Easter; its symbolism proclaimed the joy of the resurrection. Just a few days earlier, this same church spoke of sorrow; it was bare except for a black cross with a heap of stones at its base. Through symbolism and liturgical celebrations, those of us who worshipped at churches like this one during Easter, entered into the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Holy Thursday threw louise us into confusion. On Good Friday, we entered the dark Everyday Theology tomb of death. We were silent on Holy Saturday. On Easter Sunday, we rejoiced in the light of the resurrection. In the space of a few days, we had moved from mourning to dancing. Three days after Easter, on a brilliant spring morning, we were back in church struggling with the realities of life and death. We had come to mourn. The joy of Easter and the glory of spring were out of synch with the immediacy of human suffering. At times like this, it is difficult to reconcile joy with sorrow. While we desperately want to know “why bad things happen to good people”, no answers soothe the confused heart heavy with grief. Still, I found myself pondering the relationship between the Easter liturgies and our real life experience of death and resurrection. When we lose a beloved one, our heart quite literally aches within us, as if it is entombed in our body. Outwardly, we go through the motions of living, while inwardly we are numb to the fullness of life. We have become the dead among the living. At times like this, the only way out of suffering is to pass through the terrible and lonely darkness of this very personal crucifixion; to live the Easter story according to the timeline of our own heart and in our own way. At times like this, sorrow and joy seem contradictory. While it seems impossible that our mourning will ever turn to dancing, sorrow and joy may not be as irreconcilable as we think. Love motivates them both. The same love that plunges us into darkness, coaxes us back into the light. The relationship that we shared with the beloved one reawakens our sense of joy; no darkness can extinguish the reality of this love that reaches out to us from beyond the tomb. Through the prism of our tears, we emerge, profoundly changed, into the light of our own resurrection. Yes, there is an abyss, a terrible Holy Saturday, between the Good Fridays and Easter Sundays of our lives, between our time of mourning and dancing. Onto the black cross of the abyss, imagine the image of a man, his head inclined towards the earth. This is the face of Love that accompanies us out of the tomb, into the land of the living where the glories of spring await us. Louise McEwan is a freelance religion writer with degrees in English and Theology. She has a background in education and faith formation. Her blog is www.faithcolouredglasses.blogspot. com. Contact her at


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With the right steps, clematis can flourish


'm always envious when I visit a garden that features a beautiful, rambling clematis. I've had no success in any of my gardens growing this lovely flowering vine. I gave up on clematis a few years ago but I need something to cover the unsightly chicken wire attached to the fence that keeps my puppies secure, so I will give this most popular vine another go and to ensure better success, have reviewed instructions on how/ where to plant and prune. Clematis don't like to be moved and prefer a spot in the garden where the first three feet (1m) of the vine is shaded and the top growth gets at least four to six hours of sun. The planting hole


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should be at least 18 inches deep and wide and the bottom covered with compost mixed with a handful of bone meal, then a layer of soil. The well-watered clematis should be placed in the hole so about six inches of the stem is below the soil line. Here's the most important step (one that I've ignored in past): do not back fill with soil until the stem

of the clematis has ripened. If there's any question about when this happens, it's best to leave the final filling of the hole until later in the season. Clematis are divided into three groups according to pruning requirements. As a general rule, Group A (which are mostly Zone 6 evergreen varieties) bloom on old wood and should only be pruned immediately after flowering, no later than the end of July. Most of the clematis we grow in our zone are part of Group B which flower in early summer on the previous seasons growth and then again later in the season on vines from the current seasons growth. The flowers are usually

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The new Vancouver Series clematis, the Fragrant Star, was developed specifically for B.C.’s climate. scattered up and down the entire height of the vine. With these, we should wait until the new growth starts to appear in April, remove all dead or weak stems and shorten the rest by about 10 inches to where there is a strong pair of leaf buds. Group C clematis flowers mostly on new growth, so they most likely begin to bloom in late spring or early summer. If you don't cut the old stems back for a year, the majority of new foliage and flowers will be at the top. If we're not sure what category your clematis belongs to, we're told to look for remnants of last season's blooms - if they are on the youngest, thinnest stems, the vine flowers on new growth (Group C); if they appear on thick, woody stems, it blooms on old wood (Group A). Regardless of what the type though, every new clematis should be

pruned to two strong sets of buds as close to ground level as possible. I'll be off to the garden centre soon to purchase a few of the new 'Vancouver Series' clematis, developed specifically for B.C. gardens by Clearview Horticultural in Abbotsford. They are touted to be exceptional garden performers with outstanding disease resistance . The identification tags accompanying the new plants for my garden usually get lost but I will make sure to keep the tags for my new clematis to remind myself in future seasons which Group they belong to. I'll keep you posted on their progress! Patty Siddall and Betty Drover operate a local garden business and will share their expertise in the Trail Times every other Friday. Contact Siddall Drover Garden Services at 250-3641005

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Buccini’s memory honoured

Johnson preps for amazing race

By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

The man will never be forgotten, but the legacy of longtime gymnastic coach and mentor Chris Buccini will be assured next week with a celebrationof-life ceremony and dedication at the Greater Trail Community Centre (GTCC). The Regional District and Trail Gymnastic Club (TGC) will honour Buccini’s memory Saturday, Apr. 20 by dedicating the GTCC’s gym in his name. It’s only fitting that the facility be named the “Chris Buccini Memorial Gymnasium” in recognition of his many hours spent there coaching, raising funds for equipment, and years of devotion and commitment to young athletes. “Chris pretty much was

Boston Marathon next challenge By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

A Fruitvale woman is on her mark and ready to run in what is undoubtedly the signature event in the world of marathon. Heather Johnson will compete in the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, after qualifying by winning the BMO Kelowna International marathon in October, 2011. The 26.2-mile Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road-racing events. “I’m a little bit petrified, but excited at the same time,” said Johnson. “It’ll be a big day, a big event and hopefully a lot of fun.” Over 26,000 elite runners qualified for last year’s Boston Marathon with Kenyan runners sweeping the top three spots in both the men’s and the ladies’. Johnson who trains with the High Altitude Triathlon Club (HATC) in Trail is making her first run at the big race, in fact it will be just her third marathon ever. More accustomed to running half marathons Johnson surprised herself at the Okanagan International by not only meeting the qualifying time of three hours and 35 minutes in just her second full marathon, but also topped the podium. “It’s kind of like in the triathlon world, qualifying for Ironman Hawaii – Kona - it’s the kind of thing where if you qualify it’s really tough to say no,” explained Johnson. “It’s so big.”

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Trail gymnastics,” said Nicola Marynowski, TGC coach and colleague of Buccini’s for the past eight years. “He took over as head coach in the early 80s so he was here for over 30-plus years as head coach. It’s a long and inspiring legacy.” Indeed the longtime Trail resident would have been in his 31st year as head coach of the club. Buccini worked tirelessly to promote the TGC, watching it grow and develop over the years, and producing a number of regional and provincial champions. But it was his way of connecting with the young athletes that made him special. He has coached over 3,000 young gymnasts, first at the Tadanac Hall and since 1990 at the Greater Trail Community

Centre. The Trail club has been tumbling for 51 years and is one of the longest running gymnastics clubs in B.C. In 2009 Buccini was awarded the Gymnastics B.C. Member of Distinction Award and in 2010, the B.C. Sports Hero award from Sports B.C. “Everyone who knew Chris is invited to come to share stories and memories,” said Marynowski. “He is greatly missed by all the kids, parents, and coaches, not to mention his own family and the larger gymnastic’s family as well.” The dedication ceremony will go in the gym at 1 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 20 and there will be an open house from 1-4 p.m. in the senior’s centre at the GTCC, 1501 Cedar Avenue.

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Fruitvale’s Heather Johnson finished first in the Kelowna Marathon 18 months ago to qualify for the Boston Marathon, where she will hit the starting line on Monday. Beantown is a and long-course trilong way from the athlons, she says the Kootenays, yet run- marathon is a very difning in a pack of ferent race. thousands against the “My Ironman world’s best mara- friends tell me going thoners does not seem out and trying to race to faze the 34-year-old a marathon for a fast relative newcomer. time is tougher; but “They are really the Ironman marawell organized, so they thon it’s just kind of have three different survival, you just try waves to start people to get through it, it’s and inside each of already been such a those waves they have long day.” nine different corrals, The weather in April where you have to get can be unpredictable herded in and take in Boston. The race your spot.” in 2012 was marked While Johnson by extreme heat up to works out with the 86F which took its toll HATC all year, since on the runners, howChristmas she has ever, this year’s conbeen training with test is forecasted for a conviction for the comfortable 55-60F. marathon. Johnson and hus“That’s when I real- band Chris Kent will ly started ramping up make the trip, enjoythe volume and doing ing the sites and some hard workouts,” sounds while taking in said Johnson. “Lucky the race and a Red Sox enough, this year (the game. weather) was pretty cooperative . . . almost every weekend I was out running anywhere from 20 to 35-K and then during the week doing also sorts of hill repeats, tempo runs, and speed work and all of that good stuff.” While Johnson has participated in ultra marathon long-distance races, Olympic

By Times Staff Following some great results at the nationals in Whistler at the end of March, Black Jack nordic skier Julien Locke finished off the season on a high note at the U.S. SuperTour finals in Tahoe, Calif. earlier this week. Racing against the best in North America, Locke finished as the top junior in the 3.3-kilometre skate known as the Prologue. Black Jack’s David Palmer, coming off a pair of first-place finishes at the nationals last month, finished fifth in junior mens Prologue, seventh in the 15-k, and sixth overall, while Whitehorse skier Knute Johnsguard placed second in the Open Mens sprint. “It was an interesting race,” said Locke. “Prologues are short and hard, and a lot of people who did fairly well (including myself) felt that they had bad races.” The 3.3-k sprint course is unique to the Super Tour, and Locke like most skiers is more accustomed to the 1.6-km sprint distance. “3.3 km is a lot different than anything else we do,” Locke added. “I never actually felt that I was going at my top speed, but I was able to keep the pace going in the final kilometre, which is where a lot of people blowup. The rain was fun. I like racing and training when I’m soaking wet, so it was all good.” The Super Tour is a season-long series of races that take place across America. The leaders of the SuperTour earn FIS World Cup start rights while the finals are a mini-tour of four races that cap off the 2012-2013 SuperTour series. The times from all four races are combined, with sprint and climbing preems similar to stage racing in cycling, to determine the yellow bib (overall winner), the green bib (best sprinter), white bib (best Jr, U19), and the polka-dot bib


(best climber.) Black Jack Notes: Black Jack will also hold its Annual General Meeting Saturday at the Sacred Heart parish hall in Rossland with a Mexican theme. Black Jack’s own world-class junior skier David Palmer and Olympian George Grey will be guest speakers. Please bring an appy, salad, casserole or dessert to share with the group. Try for some Mexican fare. Dress up to fit the theme as you wish.

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Black Jack skier Julien Locke came first in the sprint at the U.S. Super Tour series in Tahoe, Calif. this week.

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Canada ready for Worlds GOYANG, South Korea – Canada’s National Sledge Team coached by Trail’s Mike Mondin has arrived in South Korea, where it will take part in the 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship from April 13-20. Canada won the bronze medal at last year’s tournament in Hamar, Norway, and last won IPC gold at the 2008 world championship in Marlborough, Mass. The team opens the world championship on Saturday against Italy, and will also face Korea and Russia in Group B preliminary round action. The Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden and the United States comprise Group A. The semifinals are set for Thursday, April 18, with the bronze medal and gold medal games scheduled for Saturday, April 20. Canada has played 11 games in the 2012-13 season, posting an 8-3 record. Canada won a silver medal at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, Alta., before facing Norway and the United States in three-game series in January and February, respectively. In six appearances at the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, Canada has won two gold medals (2000, 2008) and three bronze medals (1996, 2009, 2012), finishing fourth in 2004.

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so they say, with security issues. So, as local teams that are not from Castlegar are done for the season, one turns to the season just beginning, wondering about teams, practices, games and whatnot. And one finds almost nada. I suppose the Orioles, being, “senior,” and all that, could be forgiven for not using cyberspace to update its small core of fans - and perhaps garner a little attention for their futures in spaces such as this - being an, “older,” crowd and all. But at the minor

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level, where half the participants, ages up to 19, could probably build a pretty good website during their half innings on the bench during games, it seems amazing nobody uses those skills to allow those of us who might be interested in the goings-on in minor ball to keep track of it. Maybe there is an App for that, but I and many others do not use smart phones and tablets (I have a tablet, but haven’t been able to figure out how to use it) so need to access information on the basic interweb. Lots of information on previous sea-

sons, 2013, not so much. I know plans are in place for the year, I read about some of them in the Times, but it would be nice, just in case I wanted to, you know, go to a game or volunteer or something, if the information was available in a semipermanent, easily accessible place - you know, like a website. • It may already be time to panic for Blue Jays fans. The season has just begun, but their vaunted new starting rotation is proving anything but dominant. As I write this, they are being pummeled once again and are on their third relief pitcher. Toronto is only second on my list of MLB teams for which to cheer, but I had been hoping for enough of a turnaround in their fortunes - because of the fortune invested in a turnaround - that the Blue Jays would be a

team with a potential for post season drama. Instead they are in their worst early season run in 35 years. I hoped, anyway, that the, “This Year,” dream would last beyond April. We basically get to watch just Toronto and Seattle, the teams to which MLB has assigned local fandom, on a regular basis. Seattle is still, “rebuilding,” although they are currently doing better than Toronto. The Blue Jays were my hope that I might get to see some competitive pennantchasing drama. One must still hope, of course. It is still really early. Games played at this time of the season count as much as games later in the year, however, and the Blue Jays are digging quite a hole out of which to climb. - Oh, well. Go Quinnipiac.


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10-k Results Name, M/F, Time G. Cocksedge, M, 35:06 Mike Konkin, M, 41:07 Heather Johnson, F, 41:14 Jed Tremblay, M, 42:25 W. Luppens, M, 43:59 Rick Miller, M, 36:14 Gord McLeod, M, 46:46 Cheryl Mueller, F, 49:07 Michael Tao, M, 51:38 Louiza Bell, F, 52:52 A. Gibbenhuck, F, 54:13 D. Matthews, M, 1:03:0

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All Times Local SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton (1) vs. Medicine Hat (7) (Edmonton wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result Edmonton 4 Medicine Hat 2 Tuesday’s result Edmonton 9 Medicine Hat 2 Calgary (3) vs. Red Deer (4) (Calgary leads series 3-1) Tuesday’s result Calgary 3 Red Deer 2 (OT) Thursday’s game Red Deer at Calgary, 7 p.m. score unavailable Saturday, x-Calgary at Red Deer, 6 p.m. . WESTERN CONFERENCE Portland (1) vs. Spokane (4) (Portland wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result

Portland 5 Spokane 0 Tuesday’s result Portland 3 Spokane 1 Kelowna (2) vs. Kamloops (3) (Kamloops wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result Kamloops 4 Kelowna 3 (OT) Tuesday’s result Kamloops 5 Kelowna 4 (OT) BCHL Playoffs BCHL Championship Fred Page Cup (Best-of-7)

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Boat Pro: the course of action Boat Pro Course with Mike Fairweather will be offered on Apr. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Montrose Hall. Cost is $60 for first family member with a manual and $40 for second family member without a manual. Photo ID is required. Manuals are available at the Beaver Valley Arena. Kids soccer with Andrea Derksen, will be offered Wednesdays, Apr. 24 –May 29 from 3-3:30 p.m. (ages 3-4) and 3:30 - 4 p.m. (ages 5-6) at Haines Park. Cost is $20. This

program will introduce your child to soccer through fun games and easy to learn drills. Kids Garage Sale is on Saturday, Apr. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Montrose Hall. Book your table ($10) by Apr. 19. Spring cleaning is just around the corner and you may find your kids have outgrown their quality used clothes, toys, books and furniture. To pre-register for the above programs, please call Kelly at 367-9319.


Blazers eliminate Rockets

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Kale Kessy scored twice, including the winner, as the Kamloops Blazers edged visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. The 20-year-old scored his league-leading 11th goal of the playoffs 2:44 into extra time while Kelowna’s Madison Bowey was in the box serving a twominute minor for flipping the puck over the glass. The Blazers head to the Western Conference final after sweeping the Rockets 4-0 in the second-round matchup.

Marek Hrbas and Matt Needham also scored for Kamloops, which hasn’t been to a conference final since the 1998-99 season, while Brendan Ranford had three assists. JC Lipon set up two goals for the Blazers and leads the playoff scoring race with five goals and 21 points in 10 contests. Ranford’s three points give him five goals and 19 points in 10 games, which is good for a tie for second in WHL postseason scoring with Portland’s Ty Rattie. Kamloops will face Rattie and the Winterhawks in the West final starting Apr. 19 in Portland.

Howard, Sakic lead 2013 class

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Only a handful of curlers have accomplished as much as Russ Howard did over his long career. Even fewer can say they helped revolutionize the game. Howard, who will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame this October, said one of his favourite memories was creating the so-called Moncton Rule - the forerunner to the Free Guard Zone - which helped create more offence in curling. “It has really changed the sport,” Howard said Thursday from his hometown of Moncton. “Now that I’m a TV guy, you can see the (ratings) and the numbers are growing big-time because the sport is so much more exciting, partly because of that rule.” The rule, implemented in the early 1990s, forced teams to deal with the rocks in play rather than rely on the option of consistently clearing them out. It also created more scoring, comeback opportunities and excitement. Howard won national and world titles in 1987 and 1993 and added an Olympic gold medal with skip Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2006. Howard was named in the Hall’s athlete category Thursday along with former NHL star Joe Sakic, cyclist Alison Sydor, Paralympian Andre Viger and the 1992 Olympic

champion women’s coxless four rowing team of Kirsten Barnes, Brenda Taylor, Jessica MonroeGonin, Kay Worthington and Jennifer Walinga. “I knew I had done pretty well in my career as a curler but you don’t parallel it with other athletes in other sports, especially the big-time sports like hockey and football, baseball, stuff like that,” Howard said. “So it’s pretty cool.” Former Canadian Amateur Hockey Association president Murray Costello and sport development architect Dr. JeanGuy Ouellet will be inducted as builders. The official induction ceremony will be held Oct. 16. Howard is the 14th curler to be named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the first since the Sandra Schmirler team (Schmirler, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker and Marcia Gudereit) was inducted in 2000. Sakic, who had 1,641 career regular-season points over 20 seasons in the NHL, won league championships with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and 2001. He also won titles at the Winter Olympics, world hockey championship, World Cup of Hockey, world junior championships and Memorial Cup. Sydor won Olympic silver at the 1996 Atlanta Games and won world titles in 1994, ‘95 and ‘96. She was a three-time medallist at the Pan

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EDMONTON Even though the money is not all in place, Edmonton city council gave approval Wednesday to a deal that would see a new downtown arena built for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Councillors voted 10-3 in favour of the master agreement with Oilers owner Darryl Katz. The pact would see the Oilers stay in the city for the next 35 years. Councillors also voted by a smaller margin in favour of leveraging $45 million from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative - a provincial fund that provides grant money for infrastructure - to make up for part of a $100 million shortfall in funding for the project. However, the city said it will only borrow the money if the province confirms it will provide the remaining $55 million. All parties would have until Sept. 1 to finalize the funding arrangement or the deal could still

fall apart. “Council took a courageous step forward today,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “We’ve also made it clear that we will not move forward until we have the balance of the funds needed from the


province.” Premier Alison Redford was in Washington and could not immediately be reached for comment but has said repeatedly in recent months that there will be no direct provincial funding for

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American Games and earned 17 career World Cup mountain bike victories. Viger, who died in 2006, was one of best wheelchair racers of all-time. He won 10 medals over five appearances at the Paralympic Games and held world records at several distances. The coxless four team that won Olympic gold at the Barcelona Games in 1992 is considered one of Canada’s best-ever rowing crews. Walinga was forced to withdraw just a day before the competition but Worthington stepped in and helped the crew win a gold medal. Costello, an International Ice Hockey Federation vice-president, has helped Canada become a powerhouse in the sport of hockey. He has spearheaded numerous development and skills programs that continue to be used today. “It’s always nice to be recognized in your own sport but to be recognized across all sports through Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is very special indeed,” Costello said. “Especially when you consider the people you’re being inducted with, the accomplishments they have in other sports. “It puts you in a very select group, one that you’d never thought you’d be a part of. That too makes it very special.” Ph. 250-365-1488 Fax. 250-365-1454

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Don’t wait to call Child Protective Services Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

and cannot read, count to 10 or say his ABCs. Suzie insists that the children be fed only vegan and organic products. When the boys stay with us, which is fairly often lately, we feed them healthy balanced meals that they wolf down like they’re starving. The oldest boy told me they usually eat oatmeal with some peanut butter in it. I believe both boys are anemic. The family has, on occasion, lived in their car. Suzie recently said they are going to “live on the road” for a while and the boys will adjust. I think my nephews are being neglected. She’s leaving the boys

offer to take them. Dear Annie: My wife and I recently went out for dinner with her parents, who are healthy active seniors. Upon being seated, they spent the entire evening commenting on others. Engaging them in conversation was impossible. Every time we’ve gone out with her parents, they have complained afterward: The restaurant was too noisy, crowded, hot, cold, drafty, dark, the portions were too small, cold, spicy, the service was slow, the seating was uncomfortable, etc. I don’t know why they bother dining out when they never seem to enjoy it. I find their behavior rude and insulting and have told my wife not to expect my attendance at any future restaurant meals. She thinks I am being unreasonable, that that is just “who they are.” I realize they are not going to change, but

after nearly 20 years of this, I say count me out. Any suggestions? -- At My Wits’ End Dear Wits’ End: These are your wife’s parents. Please be more tolerant, although you don’t need to punish yourself. For your wife’s sake, be willing

to endure their “company” a few times a year. You can decline the rest of the time. Dear Annie: Bravo to “Frustrated Viewer in Canada” for complaining about the TV networks playing music over the dialogue and the actors

who mumble and talk with their backs to the camera. Producers might be interested to know that a lot of us have gone back to reading books instead of watching the programs we used to enjoy. -- Nancy

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with me for two weeks this summer, and I’m tempted to have Child Protective Services evaluate them. My wife agrees. My parents don’t. I’m scared Suzie will bolt with the kids if she gets wind of my suspicions. She’s done it before. I want the best for my nephews. How do I go about it? -- W.C. Dear W.C.: Don’t wait until summer. Call Child Protective Services anonymously, and ask them to investigate the home environment now. (You need not inform your parents.) CPS may determine that the kids are in a loving, healthy-enough environment, in which case, please stop trying to wrest control from Suzie, and concentrate instead on making your home a safe, stable place for your nephews. And if CPS determines that the kids need to be removed from Suzie’s care, we hope you will

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Dear Annie: My sister, “Suzie,” has always been a bit of a flower child, and my parents think it’s funny. Suzie dropped out of high school to pursue her “career” in something -- art, music, dance, yoga, whatever. I usually gave her a place to stay when she got evicted and didn’t want our parents to know, which was pretty often. Suzie and her husband (I’m not sure whether they’re legally married) have been better since my nephews were born. What concerns me is that she won’t take the kids to the doctor when they get sick. She just gives them some herbal remedy and sends them to bed. The boys aren’t very clean, often have the sniffles and are almost always in clothing that’s the wrong size. Suzie is homeschooling the boys, even though neither she nor her husband graduated high school. My oldest nephew is 7


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, April 13, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t worry if you feel confused or foggy today, because it’s simply par for the course. However, this same influence could boost your imagination in a lovely way. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is not an ideal day for important financial decisions. Be careful shopping, because you might be tempted to spend too much on elegant luxury. (Also, someone might deceive you about money.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Today the Moon is in your sign; however, it’s at odds with fuzzy Neptune. This increases your escapist tendencies and tends to block clear communication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel vaguely out of sorts today and not know why. Don’t worry about it, because this is just a brief influence that makes you have second

thoughts about everything. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A friend, especially a female acquaintance, might cause you to feel confused about shared property or something related to your debt. Don’t be so quick to believe everything you hear. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be extra-clear in all your communication with authority figures today, especially female authority figures like Mom. It’s all too easy to get your wires crossed. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Double-check all travel plans today. Don’t bite if you hear shocking news regarding politics or religion, because someone could be stringing you along. Some people are not truthful today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Double-check details regarding shared property, inheritances, taxes and anything that is jointly held. You might

deceive yourself today, or others might deceive you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Agree to nothing important in discussions with partners and close friends today, because it’s easy to misinterpret things. You might not even know what you’re really endorsing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Be very clear in communications with co-workers today,

because people might misinterpret what you mean, or vice versa. Don’t fall for a sob story. (Keep your wits about you.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If you are disappointed in a romantic relationship today, it might be because your expectations were unrealistic. Then again, your expectations might not even have been expressed. (Other people cannot read your mind.)

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Something confusing is going on at home. If you can help someone, this is good. But don’t let someone play you for a sucker. YOU BORN TODAY You have an inquiring mind, which you use to pioneer new ideas and concepts. You welcome unconventional, modern approaches to whatever interests you. You’re strong-willed and sometimes eccentric as









well. (You do value your private life.) Nevertheless, you are outspoken about things. In your year ahead, a major change will take place, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2004. Birthdate of: Caroline Rhea, actress/comedian; Samuel Beckett, playwright; Thomas Jefferson, U.S. president/scholar. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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JOB POSTING Employment Services Contract Manager Greater Trail Community Skills Centre The Skills Centre in Trail is seeking a leader for the role of Employment Services Contract Manager. The person we are seeking has strong contract management skills with the capacity to balance the demands of a complex contract with quality service delivery and effective team leadership. You’ll have the vision and values needed to guide the delivery of employment services to serve as an asset that supports the social and economic development of our community. Key responsibilities of the role include the overall leadership of employment services, contract and budget management and accountability, quality control of service delivery, staff supervision, team building and strategic and operational planning. For a more detailed job posting go to or contact Closing date is April 22nd, 2013.

SR. PROCESS MINERALOGIST - TEMPORARY The Applied Research and Technology (ART) group is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Sr. Process Mineralogist to join our world-class team of engineers, scientists and technologists at our technology centre in Trail, British Columbia. This position reports to the Section Leader, Mineralogy. Qualifications: • An advanced degree in mineral process engineering or geology and at least 15 years of experience in the field • Strong background in process mineralogy and ore characterization. Ability to apply this knowledge in support of mining and concentrator projects • Skills and experience in developing and executing technical projects • The ability to produce high quality written technical reports • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills • Experience working collaboratively in crossfunctional teams • An exceptional safety record is essential along with a personal commitment to ensuring safety, hygiene and environment requirements are complied with and continuously improved upon Responsibilities: • Provide leadership and direction to a technical team • Motivate and excel at safely managing technical projects • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and all qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume directly to our career website: (Applied Research and Technology Centre), before April 24, 2013.

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The Applied Research and Technology (ART) group is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Technician Trainee to join our world-class team of engineers, scientists and technologists at our technology centre in Trail, British Columbia. The Technician Trainee assists on research projects which work is performed in the Applied Research & Technology laboratory, with occasional project support at operating plants at Teck’s Trail Operation and at Teck properties within Canada and abroad. This position reports to the Section Leader, Mineralogy. Qualifications: • Graduation from a recognized Institute of Technology or equivalent is required. Programs in Geology, Environmental, Metallurgy or Chemical Sciences are preferred. • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and the ability to communicate effectively are necessary for this position. The applicant must be familiar with the use of computer spreadsheets and able to produce basic technical reports. • Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills are required to effectively liaise with engineering, operating and technical personnel. • The ability to work effectively in a team environment is necessary Responsibilities: • Prepare test samples • Performs simple analyses • Provides technical data for reporting purposes • Assembles equipment

City of Trail STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The City of Trail is looking for moƟvated, selfͲstarters to Įll four summer student posiƟons. ApplicaƟon forms, including a full ũob descripƟon, and details on how to apply can be obtained at the 'reater Trail Community Skills Centre, η123Ͳ1290 splanade, Trail, BC or on their electronic ũob board͗ Closing date is Monday, April 29th at ϰ͗00 p.m. The City of Trail thanks all applicants for their interest and will only reply to those selected for an interview.  %+.)&,/-$*+/+

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Join a team that values you and recognizes the power you have to create success for yourself and for Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd (KIS). te oīer the stability and resources of a leading, locallyͲbased organizaƟon, an employee focused culture that values your individual contribuƟon and encourages workͬlife balance, plus a commitment to serving and helping our community. The ideal candidate will possess a combinaƟon of skills, ability, educaƟon, edžperience, and moƟvaƟon͗ • Level I Insurance License • Minimum 1 year edžperience in an insurance environment with Autoplan Sales edžperience and some edžposure to general lines products and services • Ability to communicate well in a sales and service environment, both verbally and in wriƟng, and to provide service oriented soluƟons to clients • Ability to organize work to meet deadlines within an environment of constantly changing prioriƟes • CompeƟƟve wage, pension and beneĮt package Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. Is owned in equal partnership by East Kootenay Community, Kootenay Savings, and Nelson & District credit unions



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saturday horoscope By Francis Drake For Sunday, April 14, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel fantastic and happy today! Use these good vibes to spread joy with everyone you meet. This is a particularly good day for writers and people who sell or promote for a living. Live it up! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might have fabulous moneymaking ideas today;

however, you also might spend really big. (It could go either way.) One thing is certain: You feel rich and generous. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You feel healthy and happy today, but you are also very concerned for the welfare of others. If you can do anything to help those who are less fortunate, you will.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You have a warm feeling in your tummy today, because life is good. Of course, there’s always something wrong, because that’s reality. But today, you feel content. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) All group activities will be upbeat today, particularly with female friends. You feel happy because

your future goals look like they are doable, and this is encouraging! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You can make a great impression on bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs today. Someone might learn something about your personal life that paints you in a very good light. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Travel plans look exciting! You’re very keen to expand your world today. Others, however, will explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Gifts, favors from others and little treasures can come your way today. Don’t hesitate to accept them.

Just say, “Thank you.” (You deserve this.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Relations with partners and close friends are particularly warm and mutually generous today. You also might enjoy the company of someone from another culture or country. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Work-related travel is likely today. Others will get a raise or praise, because this is a positive day with respect to your job. Glory hallelujah! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Enjoy fun-filled activities today. Watch or participate in sports. Grab a movie or go to the theater. Enjoy playful times with children. New romance with some-

one older and richer also might blossom. Ole! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is an excellent day for real-estate opportunities. It’s also a lovely time to entertain at home because you feel generous and everyone is in a good mood. Share the wealth! YOU BORN TODAY At times, you can be obsessed with excellence. You go to great lengths to do whatever you want to do in the way you want to do it. Personally, you are persuasive and powerful; yet you value tradition and history. Your year ahead will be fun-loving and social with improved relationships. Birthdate of: Gina McKee, actress; Robert Carlyle, actor; Rob McElhenney, actor/writer/producer.

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Sunday & Monday horoscope By Francis Drake

For Monday, April 15, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) In the next few weeks, little treasures will tempt you as you buy things for yourself and loved ones. Fortunately, some of you will be making more money as well. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Fair Venus enters your sign today to stay for the next few weeks, making you extra charming and diplomatic! The month ahead will also be an excellent time to shop for wardrobe items. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will please you in the month ahead. (This is a popular time for you, but even you need to catch your breath.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Friendships will be warm in the coming month. One reason is you will find it easy to express your affection for others, which, of course, makes others feel even warmer toward you.

Friday, April 12, 2013 Trail Times

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Some of you might be attracted to someone older, richer or worldlier in the next several weeks. You also might be asked to give your creative input about something. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Travel for pleasure will delight you in the coming month. Go anywhere you can. Others can promote publishing opportunities or find chances to shine at school. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Romance will be sweet and passionate in the coming month. In addition, many of you will be on the receiving end of the generosity of others. Yay! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) In the next month, relationships with others will be smoother and friendlier. This is an excellent time to patch up quarrels and mend broken fences. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’ll enjoy good relation-

ships with co-workers in the month ahead because people are willing to help you. In fact, you might make financial gains or make your workplace more attractive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Romance, vacations, parties, sports events and fun times with children will please you in the coming month. Accept all invitations to party. It’s time for fun! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Opportunities to make where you live look more attractive exist in the coming month. Entertain at home, because family relations will be warm and loving. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) In the month ahead, you’ll be surprised by how much beauty is in your daily surroundings. Similarly, you might be surprised by how much love there is as well. YOU BORN TODAY You’re intelligent, organized and interested in everything. You’re a great planner and organizer, and you love to

jump into new areas and take over (but only for the beginning stages). You need a changing landscape that allows you to constantly grow and improvise. Make time in your coming year to study or learn something valuable; you will be glad you did. Birthdate of: Emma Thompson, actress; Seth Rogen, actor; Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance genius. For Tuesday, April 16, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your home routine will be interrupted today. Small appliances might break down, or minor breakages could occur. Be patient if domestic arguments break out, especially with females. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You feel emotionally impulsive today, which is why this is an accident-prone day for you. Your emotional distraction could make something go wrong. Nevertheless, you can do some practical planning. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep an eye on your money today, because you might find money or lose it. You also might lose something you own or have it stolen. Stay alert! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Difficulties with author-

ity figures might arise today because of power struggles. Be careful. Don’t throw your weight around. Instead, make plans for future social events or sports activities. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Because you feel restless, this could be an accidentprone day for you. If you try to research or work behind the scenes, you will accomplish a lot. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Minor upsets might occur with others in group situations, especially females. Don’t be pushy. Go with the flow. Discussions about future plans could be solid. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) While making long-range plans for your career, particularly practical plans, you might have a dispute with a partner or close friend. Just let it blow over. Focus on your future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Travel plans might be changed or canceled today. Ditto for anything having to do with higher education. Avoid disputes about religion, politics and racial issues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Stay in touch with your bank account, because something unusual might occur. (You might bounce a check.) Stay on top of things; a little

Saturday’s Crossword

research will help things from getting worse. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You have to compromise with others because the Moon is opposite your sign. Talk to someone older to get his or her advice. Be patient with family. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your work routine will be interrupted today because computer crashes, power outages and staff shortages are likely. However, discussions with bosses and experienced employees are beneficial. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might be overcharged for a social event or something related to vacations, hotels and sports. Keep your eyes open. An older relative can benefit you in the care of children. YOU BORN TODAY You have a great sense of humor and are obliging with others. You enjoy a good laugh. You’re loyal to friends and family; nevertheless, you have to follow your fantasies and dreams. Other people might dismiss your dreams, but you shouldn’t. They’re real. Good news. Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. (Dream big!) Birthdate of: Charlie Chaplin, actor/director; Dusty Springfield, singer; Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus.

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Kootenay Lake ferry service changes Nelson Star Western Pacific Marine says it’s confident the MV Balfour will be available to fill in on the Kootenay Lake ferry run when the Osprey 2000 is out of service for its five-year Transport Canada inspection this month. The Balfour, which holds 28 vehicles compared to the Osprey’s 80 and typically only runs in the summer, is presently undergoing improvements. Starting May 1, the Osprey will be out of service for 12 days during its semiannual refit and the Balfour is again expected to fill in.

Ambassador Candidates speak Submitted photo

The Trail Ambassador candidates delivered a threeminute speech on a topic of their choice Tuesday night at the Trail Alliance Church. In addition to family and friends, three judges were present, as the presentation counts for 20 per cent of the final mark at the Trail Ambassador Pageant to be held May 10 during Silver City Days. Two of these young women will be crowned as Trail’s next royalty team, and will travel throughout BC promoting Trail. Top row l-r: Miss Trail, Addison Oberg; Trail Princess, Ashley Horrill; Rebecca Nesmith (Miss Colombo Lodge). Middle row l-r: Kristyn Goulding (Miss Trail Firefighters); Erin Buckley, (Miss Knights of Pythias). Bottom row l-r: Elizabeth Cragg (Miss Hall Printing); Emily Dawson (Miss Royal Canadian Legion); Cheyanne Friess (Miss Italo Canadese); Rebecca King (Miss Kiwanis).

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Perfect starter home featuring 2 bdrms on the main, gleaming hardwood floors, newer kitchen, upgraded mechanics, u/g sprinkler system and a private back deck. Downstairs you will find laundry, more storage, a 2nd bathroom (3pc) and 2 more finished bdrms.

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Live the dream! This gorgeous custombuilt home features stunning views and quality workmanship. Gourmet kitchen, 3 bdrms with master suite, gas fireplace and an open floor-plan with oodles of windows. You have to see it to believe it!

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