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Schools, groups pitching in for Earth Day


Trash to Treasure Day on Saturday BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

“The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship.” Regardless of faith, these words of Pope John Paul II, are especially poignant as Earth Day approaches. For 43 years, April 22 has been observed as an international day to celebrate the Earth, with events held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental causes. Around the Greater Trail area, schools and numerous community groups are supporting the day with activities which will span the course of the week. On Saturday, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is sponsoring its 10th annual Trash to Treasure Day, which has grown into a Kootenay-wide tradition. “About 10 years ago, the Village of Fruitvale approached us with the concept of cleaning out stuff you no longer need, that still has a life to it, and place it curbside with a “free” sign on it,” said Tim Dueck, RDKB’s solid waste program coordinator. “It’s not a free-trash day, rather, it is a fantastic day to clean out the garage and de-clutter.” Dueck said the reusable items the landfill attendants see thrown away on a daily basis are mind-boggling. “There is a tremendous amount of things that people just have no use for anymore,” he explained. “And this is a perfect way to pass the stuff along and keep it out of the landfill.” During the week, district schools have a range of activities planned to engage students in making positive changes to the environment. At MacLean Elementary in Rossland, children’s author Yolanda Ridge spoke to Grade 3 students on Wednesday in conjunction with “Authors for Earth Day.” As part of the visit, students researched four not-for-profit conservation organizations, and voted for their favourite. Ridge donated her speaking fee by writing a cheque to the cause chosen by the students. Students at James L. Webster Elementary will be participating in “Lights out Canada,” an initiative that teaches students to make small changes and reduce ecological footprints. See VARIETY, Page 3


Webster Elementary students admire their artwork during this week's Artwalk. From the left; Kindergarten students Gia Zanussi, Ellery Shields, Ava Jansen, Nathan Hakkola and Grade 2 student Noah Hakkola.


Three candidates vying for Kootenay West BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

What looked like a possible quiet win by acclamation for the incumbent NDP MLA Katrine Conroy has turned into a three-way contest for the opportunity to represent the Kootenay West riding. Independent candidate Joseph Hughes from Nakusp confirmed his nomination and Castlegar's Jim Postnikoff was nominated for the BC Liberals on Sunday. There is still time for any undeclared candidates to enter the race as the nomination period for the 40th provincial general election remains open until April 26. The 29-year-old Hughes is a small business owner, a carpenter by trade, and holds a diploma in marketing management. He says he has been involved with local government issues in the valley from a young age and has sat on the Nakusp village council since 2009. “I've got a strong team and we're

eager for the gates to open,” said Hughes in a recent interview with the Times. “We don't have the same budget as the parties but we've already got a lot of momentum. I think people in my area are excited about supporting me because they see how I've handled things on the local council.” Hughes believes that the voters in the Kootenay West riding will support an independent, without ties to a large political party. “I think we have very important issues in our area and we need a strong advocate in Victoria,” said Hughes. “The best way is with an independent without any political agenda.” Although unavailable for comment at press time, Postnikoff's biography describes him as having worked in the mining/smelting and forestry industries before buying a hobby farm in Shoreacres where he grew up, near Castlegar. He is currently self-employed, run-


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ning a variety of small businesses. At Conroy's official opening of her campaign office in Castlegar last Saturday, she expressed her excitement at finally having opponents in the election. "We are excited,” she told the Castlegar News. “We have a great team and I'm looking forward to getting on with the campaign.” The provincial ridings on either side of Kootenay West are both fielding a similar number of candidates, if not necessarily representing the same parties. To the east, in Nelson-Creston, incumbent, NDP MLA, Michelle Mungal will be facing Greg Garbula of the BC Liberal Party and Sjeng Derkx from the Green Party. In the Boundary-Similkameen, to the west, Mischa Popoff is representing the BC Conservatives, Linda Larson is running for the Liberals, and Sam Hancheroff the NDP candidate.

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Students at J.L. Crowe Secondary in Trail got a first hand look at the careers in the justice and law enforcement fields.

Students get a taste of law careers BY CHRIS STEDILE Times Staff

During the first week of March, J.L. Crowe partnered with the RCMP and Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) to provide an invaluable work experience for several students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of law and law enforcement. It offered a powerful eye-opening experience for the stu-

dents. “I felt it was a really big reality check on how much work it actually was,” said student Justine Fiegler. “With being a lawyer you don't just stand there in a suit and use big words. There's so much research and little things to look for.” Tyler Holman added, “It's a bit more than just slapping handcuffs on people

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and taking them away.” The program was organized by Crowe's Norm Marchi, CBSA Superintendent Kevin Kearney and Crime Prevention Officer Gordon Simms and took place from March 4 to March 8 with an additional date for a mock trial March 13. Out of the four eight-hour days, two and a half days were spent in the classroom learning material such as procedures, laws and consequences. Half of one day was then spent on a mock border situation

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involving an impaired driver. “We chose this case because we wanted one where the RCMP and CBSA work together equally,” Kearney said. The students ran through the entire situation from gathering evidence to submitting a report and then worked closely with lawyers, the judge and others involved in the court process before participating in the mock trial at the Rossland courthouse. “It's nothing like the TV shows,” student Isabella Crossman laughed, “Much more time and work involved.” Wednesday afternoon Simms and Kearney brought lunch up to the school for the students to reflect on their experience working with the RCMP and CBSA. The decision

among the students was unanimous, in that they firmly believed the program was well worth their time and they had a lot of fun doing it. “The kids are already talking,” said Marchi. “I've already got kids coming in saying, Can I do that next year? Can I do that next year?’” The work experience program has been an ongoing project at Crowe for many years, with students heading up to Teck Cominco, the local fire department and the hospital, among other workplaces. But this marks the first time in over a decade that the legal institutions have become involved. Simms assures that after seeing the success this time around, the program will be returning in subsequent years.

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Variety of groups planning clean-up events

FROM PAGE 1 “That day, students will be wearing green to school and a clean up of our local area is planned,” said Carolyn Catalano, principal. St Michael’s School students will be giving thanks with a school mass, planting seeds, and at the end of the month, using compost from its recycling and compost program to plant flowers in its Mary Garden. During this week and next, Fruitvale Elementary School (FES) is participating in a community clean-up, with each division cleaning up a section of the community around the school, said Brian Stefani, principal. On Monday, FES students are encouraged to pack a litter-free lunch; K-1 will be planting seeds to grow at home; and the primary department will be presenting three performances of the play, “The Lorax,” a Dr. Seuss story about a grumpy yet charming creature (Lorax), who fights to protect his world. On Tuesday, Glenmerry School is encouraging families to take action and help the environment by reducing the amount of packaging and waste brought to school. Families are asked to plan out

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Music brings laughter to Rossland for • Sunday, Rossland Miners Finding Mika’s Voice, in the spirit of Hall at 7 p.m. for Joe Hill Coffee Autism Awareness Month. Must be House. Permormances include: over 19 to attend. For more info, call Dawn Graham (singing); Teslyn 521-0742. Beuhler, Taryn Cutt, Molly Jamin and • Friday, Trail United Church Charlotte Gibson, four annex, doors open at young dancers with their 5:20 p.m. for the Trail own creation, “Crazies and District United Way’s and Cartwheels”; Doug Spring Fling Community; Halliday, Dave Rusnell Dinner of Caring. and Chuck Cram, pick- Events & Happenings in • Saturday, Columbia ing and singing old View Lodge from 1:30 p.m. the Lower Columbia favorites; Zak Higgins, To 3 p.m. Coffee Party and from the Gold Fever Bazaar. Crafts, baking, Follies cast; Marti Daniel, singing art and more. Admission by donaand strumming;Les Carter, singing tion, proceeds to the CVL Resident's and picking. Admission $3, kids and Council. Call 364-5358 for info. students, free. Tea, coffee and goodies • Saturday, Waneta Plaza, registraby the RSS Drama Club. tion at 9 a.m. for the Scouting Kar • Monday, Rossland Gallery at 7:30 Rally. Beaver Cubs and Scouts host p.m. La Cafamore String Quartet pres- its annual Kar Rally. Races begin at ents Black Angels by George Crumb. 10:15 a.m. For more info call Heather Tickets at Country Bear Kitchen or Hamer 367-7453 at the door. Adults $15, students and • Saturday & Sunday, Trail Wildlife children $10, families $45. Association range on Casino Road, Other hosts the West Kootenay Archers Friday, Warfield Community Hall Spring Shoot. For more information at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy Terry please phone 367-6283 or 364-1969. Pshebnicki as he sings in the style of • Wednesday, Rossland Gallery Elvis. Call 364-1475 for info. from 7-9 p.m. The Rossland Council • Friday, comedian Matt Billon for Arts and Culture celebrates


arts and culture week by hosting, Conversations with Writers: an evening for writers and readers. Film • Sunday, The Royal Theatre presents the Royal Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at 10 a.m. Call 364-2114 for more info. • Sunday Cinema at the Royal Theatre presents Under African Skies.. Paul Simon's emotional journey back to South Africa and the roots of his seminal album Graceland. 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $9.00 per show/$40.00 for the series. Health • April 25, St Anthony's Church meeting room, 315 Rossland Avenue at 10 a.m. The Area Right to Life Society will hold its AGM.   • April 28, Trail Seniors' Hall, Selkirk building, at 1:30 p.m. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors (SPCS) will hold its AGM, starting with Catherine Gonzalez as guest speaker. She will discuss Home Health Services and how to get home support, or place a loved one into residential care. Care facility employees and the public  are invited to attend. To submit to the Grapevine email

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a lunch and recess snacks that come in reusable containers to help reduce the amount of garbage that at times, ends up on its grassy fields. Later that day, the Warfield Beavers will gather to participate in “Pitch-in 2013,” which starts at the Warfield Hall at 6 p.m. Routes will be handed out to the kids, along bags and gloves to help the village clean its streets. J.L. Crowe Secondary has begun an initiative, with the help from various community groups, called the Community Garden. So far, on school grounds, the enclosed space has 12 raised beds, drainage gravel, and top soil for planting. “All of this will enable all of our classes to benefit in the education and skills in learning how to become the best urban agriculturalists,” said Colin Adamson, teacher, Sustainable Resources and Outdoor Education Academy. On April 27, community groups will be gathering to support Earth Day, by clearing litter from both sides of the highway. The Trail Rotary will clean up the highway from Tadanac to Rivervale; and the Glenmerry Citizens Association will start at Bryan’s Transfer and end its garbage pick up at the bottom of the S-hill.


Teck gets green light in Elk Valley By Nicole Lieberman Fernie Free Press

Teck Resources Limited has received an Area Based Management Plan Order from the B.C. Ministry of Environment, providing clarity around watershed protection and allowing the company to move forward with mining activities in the Elk Valley. “This order we received from the B.C. government is a positive step towards really finalizing a regulatory basis to dealing with this issue,” said Marcia Smith, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs. “We are very committed to maintaining the health of the Elk River and this really provides us with a path forward so we can finalize a water quality plan for the Elk Valley.” The order stipulates the development of an areabased management plan to address the impact of selenium and other substances released by mining activities throughout the watershed. It will also look at economic and social costs and benefits, as well as concentration targets and time-frames required to stabilize and reduce levels of these substances. Development of the plan is expected to take up to 15 months and activities on Line Creek Phase II and other Teck projects are expected to move forward as originally planned.

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The City of Revelstoke has unveiled a plan to allow overnight vacation rentals in several city neighbourhoods. Once approved, owners could rent the homes much like a hotel, post signs advertising them, or even live in them part-time and rent them during peak seasons. A new draft plan unveiled by the City of Revelstoke planning department last Friday outlines the proposed neighbourhoods. It includes sections of Victoria Road, Fourth Street in Southside, upper Mackenzie Avenue, a large zone around and including Mountain View school, along Third Street East, Airport Way to Nichol Road, on Nichol Road and along Camozzi Road west of Nichol Road. The draft proposal outlines many require-

ments for a tourist home: — The owner must rent the vacation unit, not someone who is subletting — Exterior signage is permitted — A secondary suite is allowed, but the owner must live at the property — Owners must ensure the rental doesn’t create a nuisance — A maximum of five people per vacation rental unit — Development permits are required as part of the approval process — A building permit is also required as part of the approval process — A business licence is required — On site parking requirements match existing requirements, such as for a basement suite In February, city planning director John Guenther got approval

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from council to develop the proposal. However, the concept has been discussed by the planning director at public meetings during the Unified Development Bylaw process. Specifically, Guenther outlined the concept of allowing vacation rentals along Revelstoke arterial roads, including Nichol Road and Airport Way. The draft plan doesn’t require a zoning change, nor are there any provisions, such as a public hearing, that would allow neighbours to challenge or block a proposed tourist home. At the April 9 meeting, Mayor David Raven cited the proposed tourist home plan as an example of city council listening to the Chamber of Commerce, who support increasing the tax base. The draft plan has a big unknown variable in it so far: taxes. As the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce and commercial prop-

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Ban on smoking at area beaches revisited By Steve Kidd

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Penticton council revisited their ban on smoking on area beaches this week, and while the ban is still on its way to becoming fact, it has been modified to allow one group to bring tobacco to the beach. The bylaw has been rewritten to include an exemption for the traditional use of tobacco in aboriginal ceremonies. The revision, however, didn’t come at the request of the Penticton Indian Band, the Okanagan Nation Alliance or other native groups. “As part and parcel of our due diligence process, we also sent a copy of the bylaw to Interior Health. Their tobacco reduction co-ordinator took a look at it and provided us with comments,” said Mitch



people packed Winslow Centre in Couitlam Tuesday night. School District 43’s Grant called the cuts “massive,” equating to six per cent of district staff and Board of Education chair Melissa Hyndes apologized for the mistakes and miscalculations that led to the deficit. Some of the cuts may be offset by about 80 to 90 retirements, and the replacement of senior staff with younger teachers may reduce the impact. But over all the cuts will be felt througout the district, Hyndes, Grant and many of the dozens of teachers who showed up agreed.



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Moroziuk, director of ity for us to take a operations. “They did step back and look at provide us with one perhaps some desigvery valuable com- nated areas where they ment, that we should could actually have consider putting in their cigarette in a safe an exemption for the place with the approtraditional aboriginal priate receptacle and cultural use of tobacco that would be a little in aboriginal ceremon- bit more harmonious.” ies.” Other councillors, The bylaw had pre- while accepting of viously been given adding the exemption third reading, which for ceremonial tobacco was rescinded to allow use, were not willing for the revision. Acting to soften the bylaw. Mayor Garry Litke “I think the point is suggested that council the family could go to use the opportunity to the beach for a couple also revisit other parts of hours and not have of the bylaw, which a smoke. I think most he wanted to relax people can do that, and somewhat by allowing if they can’t, it would smoking in designated be a nice healthy areas. attempt anyways,” said “I’m worried about Coun. Helena Konanz, families on the beach adding that people that have to pack up have found that they and leave because dad can manage long plane needs a smoke, or dad flights without smokhas to walk across the ing since a ban was street and not super- introduced there. vise the children prop“You know what erly because he needs people have done to go for that smoke,” pretty good, there said Litke. haven’t been any “I am wondering if deaths from not smok2.8125”ing,” x 3” said Konanz. there is an opportun-

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NATIONAL Elephant relocation coming THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY - The Calgary Zoo’s female elephants could soon have a new home. Last year the zoo announced it was going to relocate the pachyderms because after 40 years, the zoo couldn’t give the animals the space they required. A decision will be coming within six weeks after zoo officials finish visiting sites to determine BRIEFS the best placement for Kamala, Swarna and Maharani. The zoo says the elephants’ long-term welfare is better served by being part of a large social group; something that can only be achieved at a facility with more year-round space.



Sales tax increase on July 1 THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG, MB - Manitoba’s NDP government is raising the provincial sales tax and side-stepping a law that requires a referendum on the issue. Tuesday’s provincial budget increases the sales tax to eight per cent from seven per cent effective July 1. The province’s balanced budget law requires a public vote on any increase to the sales tax, but the government said it has no time for a vote because it needs money to build floodfighting projects. “Raising any tax, no matter how small, is not an easy decision, but this revenue will help protect Manitobans against flooding and uncertainty,” Finance Minister Stan Struthers said.

Google charting parks THE CANADIAN PRESS Some of Canada’s most beloved natural trails and historic sites are going online under a new deal between Parks Canada and Google Maps. Starting this summer, the global Internet giant plans to take its special cameras to natural and historic wonders from Louisbourg fortress in Nova Scotia to British Columbia’s Pacific Rim National Park. When the images are posted, viewers will be able to walk through a forest or peer into a room with 360-degree vision.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - Tom Mulcair is calling his party’s weekend policy convention a critical pivot - one where the NDP wheeled away from stridently socialist language and solidified its embrace of cutting-edge campaign techniques in advance of a 2015 election. New Democrats voted overwhelmingly Sunday to strip most of the references to socialism from the preamble to the party constitution, including the support of “social ownership” and business-unfriendly language. In its place is an everything-but-thekitchen-sink state-

ment that refers to the party’s social democratic “roots,” removing inequalities in society, and Mulcair’s main focus on sustainable economic development. “That’s a better way for us to reach out beyond our traditional base, talk to Canadians who might share our vision, who might share our goals, but who weren’t too sure,” Mulcair said at an end-of-convention news conference. “The goal of the exercise is to be able to communicate to a larger public, what social democracy is, it’s about removing inequalities in our society.” Over the course

Robocall bill put on hold THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The Conservative government’s planned legislation to stop electoral dirty tricks is now on hold. The legislation was to be tabled Thursday in the House of Commons. But Tim Uppal, the minister of state for democratic reform, says his office discovered an unspecified problem with the proposed bill at the last minute. “In our desire to rapidly incorporate recent recommendations made by the chief electoral officer, we discovered a last-minute issue in the proposed Elections Reform Act,” Uppal said in a statement. “Therefore, we are postponing the introduction of legislation. We will take the time necessary to get the legislation right.” Uppal’s office isn’t saying how long the bill will be delayed. The long-awaited legislation was to incorporate recent recommenda-

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simply wanted to get it over with Sunday afternoon. Some of the policy resolutions passed Sunday: - Including the impact on workers in the net benefit test under the Investment Canada Act, and lowering the threshold for an overall review. - A national affordable housing strategy. - A reversal of changes to Employment Insurance program, and add more staff to Service Canada to reduce wait times. - A lengthy resolution on veterans issues, including a reform of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board and the principle that all veterans should be treated equally regardless of where they served.

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hether you agree with Adrian Dix or not, the NDP leader did get people's attention when he vowed to ban corporate and union political donations if his party is put in power following the May 14 election. It's not everyday a politician offers to curb donations, especially when they also impact their own party, in the name of restoring some sensibility to politics. Donating to a political party is not only big business, it's good for business. Whether companies donate to one party or unions donate to another, it's all in the effort to get their favourite elected. Which leaves the people doing the voting a little bit side-swiped. The money gets dumped into the laps of the parties who in turn dump it into their advertising to bombard voters with their message to the point of nausea. They extoll what's great about them, what's wrong with their opponent and how the sun won't rise if we don't make the right choice – as long as it's for them. Christy Clark, who said “this is the most important election in modern history,” and the Liberals paid

$100,000 for her half hour of air time on TV on Sunday night. Did you watch it? That money came through party fundraising, which basically is asking for the supporters to give them enough cash to get back in power. So how much is enough to buy power these days? IntegrityBC threw out a figure of $18.2 million for the 2013 B.C. Election campaign. It might sound like a lot but consider what a lot of money buys these days. In the last federal election the major political parties were allowed to spend $20 million apiece. Imagine what the $6 billion spent during the 2012 U.S. Election could have done for its people. It was almost sad to see the race for the White House reduced to a continuous update on fundraising—which party had the better month, which is leading overall. But through all that blizzard of bucks, the pundits and politicians still credit people power as the reason for success. "Boots on the ground," became the overused slogan for success in the postelection analysis. Yet when it's pre-elec-


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tion time, that thinking is far from the forefront. I find it odd that those running for government spare no expense in trying to win votes. However, once they gain power, they preach restraint and fiscal responsibility. They tell us how smart they are with money. But when it's time to give some back to the public in the form of support, benefits or programs, well unfortunately there's just not enough money. It doesn't matter during elections though, money is no object. There's enough hats, pins and signs for everyone to wave. The argument can be made that a lot of that money is pumped back into the sign  business, the hat business, and, yes, the media in forms of advertis-

ing. But isn't that ignoring what the entire exercise in democracy is all about? Remember the days when at least a few young kids would say they wanted to grow up to be Prime Minister of Canada? Well nowadays that dream is about as farfetched as being the figure skater-cheerleader my daughter dreamed of when she was five years old. First of all for any politician in today's world, you need a big bank account that is expected to grow in leaps and bounds as the potential candidate readies to make a run for office. You have to be able to schmooze with big money. Know which palms to press and what words to say to get the cheque books out. Notice I didn't mention integrity, passion, knowledge of the political issues or ability to connect with people among the criteria for candidacy. Money talks, and nowhere does it talk louder than in political circles. But is all that money spent actually worth it? Do we need to see a sign asking us to vote for a certain party at every corner or every mile along the highway?

Do we need to see neverending commercials that are geared towards smearing their opponents? The political pitch has moved to the Internet in a big way with its ads preempting even the shortest online video. There's no getting away from it. Go to the mailbox, there's a flyer. Go for a drive, there's a sign. Close your eyes, there's a radio ad. Banning corporate or union donations doesn’t mean those outlets can’t voice their opinion. They can still promote their ideas through the media and on billboards But with a ban, they would have to attach their name to the opinion and not quietly give money to politicians to promote their goals. The day politicians willingly try to hold back on their election spending is the day budgets will always balance, unemployment will vanish and health and education become the number one priorities throughout a term and not just at election time. In other words, don't hold your breath. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Times.

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Letters & Opinion Letters to the editor

Some choices can’t be trivialized To compare the choice of whether to eat pork or not (for religious reasons in the case cited) to the choice of abortion, trivializes a serious issue (Quotes can be a key to shape thinking, Trail Times April 12). More often than not, women who choose abortion are being coerced or pushed into it by a spouse, friend or parent. That choice is permanent for the child in the womb, and women

suffer emotional and physical damage that may be permanent as well. Because the woman isn’t aware yet that she is pregnant, doesn’t negate the fact that she is already pregnant. Women have known throughout time, that when they conceive, life has begun, now science proves it through routine ultrasound images. I would agree that those

who don’t eat pork shouldn’t try to make it illegal for the rest of the population. But more importantly, a quote that hopefully would shape Mr. Eckersley’s thinking and others who agree with abortion, either by promotion or silence, could be; “Already born. Doesn’t try to stop the birth of others.” Marty Makway Trail

Trail’s pigeon policy for the birds I am writing to say I am disgusted   at your city rules. Can not feed the pigeons, are you kidding me? This is absolutely ridiculous. They are a part of our community and who ever is on the board that past this so called law , well in layman’s terms, is

a idiot. Our elders get just a few pleasures in life and feeding the pigeons is one of them. What next don’t feed the homeless as they do not dress or look the way you think they should and they make our town look bad?

This law you have passed makes me ashamed to say I live in Trail. I will feed the birds and am looking forward to meeting you in court , as I will not stop feeding the birds. Echo Black Trail

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Tory attack ads already backfiring An editorial from the Toronto Star Say one thing for Stephen Harper’s Conservative party: they’re nothing if not predictable. Every pundit in the land said they’d smack Justin Trudeau upside the head with one of their patented attack ads as soon as he took over as Liberal leader. And there it was on Monday - a sneering dismissal of Trudeau as “in way over his head.” In this case, though, the Conservatives took a big swing and ended up connecting with their own nose. The oh-soclever ads designed to mock Trudeau as a callow youth don’t say much about the newly minted Liberal leader. But they do speak volumes about a governing party stuck in its own negative, manipulative rut. The video footage, helpfully on display at a new Conservative-sponsored site called www.justinoverhishead. com, show Trudeau doing a mock striptease, sporting a rather rakish moustache. It turns out the “striptease” was a stunt in aid of a benefit

gala last year for the Canadian Liver Foundation and helped raise $1,900 for cancer research. (Harper’s wife Laureen attended the same event, and sat at Trudeau’s table, the previous year.) The moustache? He grew that for “Movember,” the annual campaign in which men stop shaving their upper lips for a month to raise funds for prostate cancer research. Nice one, Tories: mock a guy for helping with cancer research. As if that weren’t enough, there’s also the slight matter of the outright misrepresentation of a quote from a 14-yearold interview that Trudeau did with CTV News. The ad shows Trudeau saying: “Quebecers are better than the rest of Canada because, you know, we’re Quebecers or whatever.” The Conservative website calls this “a shocking revelation previously ignored by the media,” and the narrator rubs it in by adding: “Nothing says good judgment like saying one region is better than another. Justin Trudeau - he’s in way

over his head.” In fact, as CTV reporter Danielle Hamandjian quickly pointed out in a series of tweets on Monday, in the original interview Justin Trudeau was actually describing his father Pierre’s beliefs. The full quote: “His philosophy, certainly as he passed it on to us, has always been Quebecers are better than the rest of Canada because we’re Quebecers or whatever. I mean, this idea that a lot more of us are bilingual, biculturala” Hardly a shocking revelation. The Conservatives had a lot of success with negative ads pigeon-holing the last two Liberal leaders - the hapless Stephane Dion was “not a leader” and Michael Ignatieff was famously “just visiting.” So it’s no surprise they’re trying the same trick with Trudeau. It may yet succeed: Trudeau grew a lot during his long campaign for the Liberal leadership, but he still has much to learn. So far, though, the Tories have succeeded only in drawing attention to their own tired tactics.

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OBITUARIES HENKE, JOEY — It is with great sadness that our precious Joey passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital after a brief illness on March 9, 2013 with his family at his side. D e e p l y missed by his parents Sue and Dave, sister Sara, his brother Caleb, his Special Mother and Sister, Heather and Alysha Skarbo and grandma and grandpa Furiak. He leaves behind his large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins and his Special Needs Family. Joey met his parents on January 13th, 1995 when he burst into the world like a shooting star. Joey was known exclusively by his sister and brother as the “Velociraptor” and “Potato”. Joey was an athlete with the BC Special Olympics actively participating in skiing, swimming, bowling and bocce. He was a student with Heritage Christian Online School. He loved to ride the horse “Sonny” at Harding Heights Ranch with Shauntelle and Irene. Joey enjoyed gardening with Dad at the Fruitvale and Montrose Post Office, helping at Nipkow’s Greenhouse with Kim in the spring and delivering newspapers in Montrose with Evelyn. Joey loved to bake chocolate chip cookies with Heather, waking Lysha up in the morning, going for long walks and swimming with Stephen, having his feet rubbed by Chelsea and bowling with his longtime friend Buster. Joey loved to go camping and travelling with his family – his footprints can be found on Mount St. Helen’s, Crater Lake, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Vancouver Island, and the Redwood Forest and at every campsite in the Slocan Valley. Joey loved to spend his leisure time swinging in his hammock, spinning in his cuddle swing, snuggling for hugs and kisses with his Mom, going for ATV rides with Sara and Caleb and racing down the highway in the sidecar with his Dad. Joey’s spirit will live on through his donation of organs. Special thank you to Dr. Stanley, Dr. Van Vliet, Dr. Krampl, Dr. McCarroll, Dr. Okwonko, KBRH Emergency and ICU staff especially Alexis and Tannis, the Lab Staff, Air Ambulance and to those loving arms that opened up and cared for our precious son and our family during this difficult time. As an expression of sympathy, donations to BC Special Olym-


pics – Trail Chapter would be appreciated. BC Special Olympics, P.O. Box 34, Trail, B.C. V1R 4L5. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at “God doesn’t give children with disabilities to strong people; He gives them to ordinary, everyday people, then He helps the parents to grow stronger through the journey. Raising a child with special needs doesn’t take a special family, it make a special family.” *** MAKARUS, GABRYEL (HOWARD) — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gabryel (Howard) Makarus on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Howie will be lovingly remembered by his three brothers: Harry, Andrew (Rose) and Peter (Virginia); one s t e p - b r o t h e r, Bill; three step-sisters, Eva, Sophie and Pauline; his nieces and nephews: Karen (Sil), Duane, Wade (Monica), Roxanne, Charmaine (Kelvin), Lyndon (Wendie), Nadine (Jamie) and Randall (Cathy); six grand-nieces and three grandnephews. Howie was predeceased in death by his father Terentij (Tom); his mother Anastasia; his step-mother Anisja; his two brothers: John and Steve; his sister Anne and four step-brothers: John, Adam, Peter and Bruce. A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services “Carberry’s Chapel”, 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail. A Celebration of Howard’s life will be held at 2:00 pm following the visitation. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Howie’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation (Poplar Ridge Pavilion), 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation. ca You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at


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Tributes pour in for Canadian singer THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX - Musicians, politicians and fans are remembering Rita MacNeil as a prolific songwriter who penned poetic lyrics to capture a wide range of life’s struggles and joys. The 68-year-old Cape Breton singer died Tuesday, prompting condolences from across the country. Halifax composer and arranger Scott Macmillan says he recalls MacNeil coming to him in the 1980s with a half dozen songs in her head, often asking her band to help put music and arrangement to songs the same day she thought of them. “I remember her telling me one time songs will come to her when she didn’t want them to, almost like getting a headache,” Macmillan said in an interview Wednesday. “She said, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got another song coming.’ ” While MacNeil had a propensity to generate idea after idea, her music was remarkably succinct, he said. “She could say in five words what someone else would have to say in about five paragraphs. She would just get right to the heart of the matter.” Shimon Walt, assistant principal cellist with Symphony Nova Scotia, said the news of MacNeil’s death brought back vivid memories of performing with her.

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He recalled MacNeil being nervous when she was first invited to perform with the symphony because the orchestra was so big. “She leaned over to me and said, ‘Can I take my shoes off?’ ” recalled Walt. “It was like someone took a heavy weight off her shoulders (after that). She was completely different. She sang, she was smiling, she was talking to the audience.” Walt said he last saw his old friend at the East Coast Music Awards week in Halifax about a month ago when she performed several songs with Symphony Nova Scotia, including “Working Man.” “When she walked on that stage, it was like a rising sun,” he said, his eyes welling with tears. “Every time she started that song, you could feel a squeeze in your chest.” MacNeil was in a wheelchair at the time, Walt said, but insisted on performing on stage with only a cane. He said his last memory of MacNeil was watching her walk off the stage and waving to the musicians. Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered condolences and referred to MacNeil as one of the country’s most popular singers. “Obviously, a great loss to the cultural scene of Canada,” he said. MacNeil was born in Big Pond, N.S., and during her life discussed the self-confidence issues she battled because of her weight. She loved to sing as a child, despite her shy disposition and a cleft palate that required surgery. Her publicist says she died in hospital in Sydney, N.S., from a recurring infection. Funeral arrangements were pending on Wednesday afternoon. Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter issued a statement praising the three-time Juno Award winner for her passion and consistent message that dreams can be achieved. “Despite her worldwide success, you felt like you could be her friend,” Dexter said. Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt, a fellow native of Cape Breton, said MacNeil’s rise from being a single mother playing small folk venues to international stardom was an inspiration to her. “Did I wake up this morning and cry? Yup, I did. It’s a sad day for all of us,” she said. “Hopefully we’ll still be able to hear her music on and on and on.”

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Red carpet is starting point for many prom fashion looks

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - You might as well roll out the red carpet in front of the school gymnasium or hotel ballroom and line it with parental paparazzi: Prom season provides many girls a chance to have their moment in the spotlight. It’s likely that this year’s parade of fashions will include a few starlet lookalikes. And why not? Today’s young celebrities span many styles. There’s Jennifer Lawrence, who has come to awards shows dressed both sporty and sleek, and like a princess; Taylor Swift, who moves seamlessly from vintage to ethereal; and sometimes funky, sometimes artsy Chloe Moretz. There are also Rihanna and Selena Gomez, notes Gina Kelly, fashion director at Seventeen. “You’ve got Selena Gomez, who’s a little sweeter, and Rihanna, who’s edgier. Within that range, you’ve got a lot

of options.” Coming just off the Hollywood awards season, all the options are fresh in girls’ minds, she says, and they’ve gotten ideas on how to put a whole package together. Lawrence, for example, wore a bona fide ballgown - and there are girls who want that - but her delicate jewelry and loose updo added youthfulness, Kelly observes. There are looks that hit the right note between risktaker and risque. Even if girls don’t want to hear it, a dress that will allow them to stand, sit and dance will be more fun in the end. “You don’t want to have to worry about falling out of your dress every time you move,” says Seventeen’s Kelly. Comfort also can fuel confidence. Mandi Line, costume designer for TV’s “Pretty Little Liars,” encourages girls to try on as many prom dresses as possible. Then, she says, “go

with your gut or you won’t be happy at the dance.” “What do you want to show off? Your legs,

your arms? Then look at your favourite star. You might not be like them, you might not look like them. But it’s




a good start for ideas,” Line says. But, adds Kelly, don’t put too much emphasis on the outfit.

The dress is just part of what should be a really fun night, she says. Her last-minute tip to pull it all togeth-

er: “Stand up straight and don’t slouch your shoulders. You’re always going to look better that way.”

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Sunday afternoon provided a display of animal instincts in Geri Coe’s Warfield yard. A Cooper’s Hawk (left) swooped in to watch the various birds feeding from Coe’s feeders. That was enough for the rest of the birds to take flight except for the Downy Woodpecker (above), which remained motionless while the hawk surveyed for prey.

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Arie postmus

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Former Beaver Valley Nitehawk defenceman Arie Postmus has committed to play for the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey champion Selkirk College Saints for the 2013/14 BCIHL season. The Fruitvale native joins the Saints following and outstanding three seasons with the Nitehawks. The 21-year-old Postmus finished second on the Nitehawks in scoring by defencemen last season with 23 points in 50 games and added another six points in 13 playoff contests. “I’m excited to be able to play close to home and be a part of the team’s new winning tradition,” says Postmus, who describes himself as a solid all-around defensemen who takes care of his defensive zone first and can play in all situations. “I’m going to focus on getting really good grades and working hard

every day to help the team capture another championship.” Overall, Postmus suited up in 183 games for Beaver Valley, scoring 18 times while picking up 70 assists and 233 penalty minutes. The 21-year old also helped the Nitehawks to a KIJHL championship in 2012. “Arie is a mobile, puck-moving defenceman who will fit in nicely with the style of game that we play,” Saints head coach Jeff Dubois said in a press release. “He’s been a key piece of a top-end program in the KIJHL and gone through the experience of being a leader and contributor to a championship team, which is important to us. I look forward to Arie developing into a productive and important player at the college level.” Postmus is the third defenceman and seventh player overall to commit to the Saints for the 2013/14 season, including recent commits, fellow Greater Trail product Garrett Kucher, former Trail Smoke Eater Darnell Dyck, and goaltender Marcus Beesley from the Nelson Leafs. P o s t m u s plans to enroll in Selkirk’s Business Administration.


Killjoys ruin Roller Girls debut

By Times Staff The Rossland-Trail Roller Girls inaugural run came up just short, as the team fell to the Nelson Killjoys in West Kootenay women’s roller derby action in Rossland on Saturday. The Killjoys came back from an early deficit to seize a 196-161 victory over the recently merged Rossland Gnarlies Angels and Trail’s Bad News Betties. The Roller Girls were ahead until a penalty late in the first half opened a window for the Killjoys to take over the lead. The Killjoys dominated the game in the second half, holding the lead until the end. Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers also met Salmo’s Babes of Brutality over the weekend, with the Babes winning in another close match 179 to 136. The next regular season game is May 11 in Castlegar when the Dam City Rollers take on the Rossland-Trail Roller Girls, and the Babes of Brutality face the Valley Vendettas.

By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

Beaver Valley karate practitioners returned from the Chito-Ryu Friendship tournament last weekend in Penticton with outstanding results. Veteran and first-time competitors comprised B.V.’s sixperson contingent that ended up taking home a very impressive five medals for individual and team katas. Fruitvale’s Macy Verigin led the way, scoring the highest kata in the tournament with a total of 18.8 to capture the gold. She then teamed up with Meagan Campsall and Tyson Nelson for the team kata, where all three individuals simultaneously attempt to perform a kata in perfect synchronicity. The Beaver Valley Chito-Ryu trio performed a very special kata, Shi Ho Hai, done for the spring solstice and for the coming of the cherry blossom festival. “I could tell their practice of visualization techniques helped them achieve their excellent mark . . . and with a final score of 18.2 it was the silver medal performance . . . (They were) only two-tenths of a point away from the gold medalists, who were two grades above them and really, really in synch,” said Sensei Scott Hutcheson. Isabella Henderson contended in her first tournament and won a bronze medal in her division after suffering a four-stitch cut on her chin from an earlier exhibition. Carson McIntyre and T. J. Murdoch also competed in their first tournament and came away with good performances. “It was a great experience for them to travel and meet with new people and they both achieved their own goals,” Hutcheson said. Campsall just missed the podium with a respectable fourth place finish in her kata, and Nelson also came close with a

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Beaver Valley Chito-ryu Karate club Sensei Scott Hutcheson (back) is proud of his team’s performance at Penticton’s Chitoryu Friendship tournament, that included team-kata silver medalists Macy Verigin, Meagan Campsall, and Tyson Nelson. fifth placing. “I am very proud of these students, they represented their Dojo and their community with honor,” added Hutcheson.

Every Kid’s Dream

Greater Trail minor hockey goalie to skate with Canucks By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

A young Fruitvale goalie will take to the ice with the Vancouver Canucks this weekend, a testament that dreams do come true, if only for one night. Kai Tichauer, 10, will don his pads and Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association jersey, and lead the Canucks squad onto the ice Saturday, then stand for the national anthems prior to the Canucks tilt with the Detroit Red Wings. “He is (excited) but I actually think he is a little nervous,” said Kai’s father Dan. The Tichauer family is originally from Squamish, but moved to Fruitvale

seven years ago, and Kai has been involved in minor hockey for the past four years. Come Saturday, the Fruitvale Elementary School student will be in the spotlight in front of a full house at GM Place stadium in Vancouver, not to mention a few million watching on television. “The first thing Kai said was, ‘How many people are going to be there?’ I said, ‘18,000 so don’t fall,’” joked Kai’s mom, Kristy. Kristy Tichauer entered her son into the Every Kid’s Dream online contest and much to her surprise received a phone call about two weeks ago. “I said to my

Kai Tichauer won Every Kid’s Dream contest and will skate with the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. coworker, ‘There’s no way he’ll ever win,” said Kristy. So when Canuck rep Rod Brathwaite did ring, Kristy thought it was a friend playing a trick on her.

“At first I said, ‘Ha, Ha.’ If someone’s trying to hurt my feelings, that’s not funny.” The call was indeed legitimate; the contest, a partnership forged by the Canucks, Save On Foods, and BC Hockey where at every Vancouver Canucks home game one lucky player from a B.C. Minor hockey team will have the opportunity to fulfill their dream of standing with their hockey idols for the singing of the national anthem. The netminding protege will get dressed in his goalie gear, and watch the Canucks pre-game warm-up from the Vancouver

bench before leading the likes of Roberto Luongo and the Sedin twins onto the ice for the national anthems – and of course, he’ll have the once-in-alifetime opportunity to stare down Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk and the rest of the Wings. All 18,810 spectator eyes will be on Tichauer as he leads the Canucks in their pre-anthem skate. Following the anthems, Kai and his mom will then watch the rest of the Canucks game from their complimentary seats. Check out Kai and the Canucks as they battle Detroit Saturday at 7 p.m. on Hockey Night in Canada.

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Vees even series with Eagles BY EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Penticton Western News

A three-goal third period for the Penticton Vees helped them defeat the Surrey Eagles 3-2 in Game 4 of the BCHL championship at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday. The series, now tied 2-2, returns to Surrey for Game 5 after Vees forward Jedd Soleway buried the winner. John Siemer did all the work to set up the power forward. Siemer gathered a loose puck in the neutral zone, then squeezed past Drew Best into the Eagles zone. He put on the brakes and feathered a pass to Soleway trailing the play. Michael Santaguida was beat stick side. Vees coach-GM Fred Harbinson said after a slow start early in the first, his players began to pick it up after Anthony Brito gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead with 4:30 remaining. A talk during the second intermission triggered the comeback. Harbinson told his players to make simple plays. “A huge power play goal (by Wade Murphy) for us kind of spring boarded us,” said Harbinson. “Even when they pushed back, got the second goal to tie it, we came right back at them and I’m

really proud of the guys.” Murphy’s goal that came 58 seconds into the third was followed by Ryan Gropp, who beat Santaguida on his blocker. That gave the Vees a 2-1 lead. Nic Pierog silenced the crowd of 1,832 three minutes later when he snapped a shot high past Chad Katunar’s glove. Soleway’s winner came three minutes after that. Murphy said while it was hard to be trailing by a goal heading into the third they were never worried and they just focused. “I was just trying to get shots on net. He can’t save them all right,” said Murphy, of Santaguida, who finished with 33 saves. “I think it went through his arms. It was nice to get that one through.” Murphy also said the Eagles seemed fatigued and that was key in their turn around. “Just keep pressuring,” said Murphy. “We had a lot of chances and I thought we played well.” Katunar made 30 saves for the Vees in the victory. Game 5 is in Surrey tonight, while Game 6 returns to Penticton on Sunday at 5 p.m.


The West Kootenay archery Club will host over 100 competitors from around the Kootenays and Okanagan for its annual shoot at the Trail Wildlife Association range in Casino this weekend. The family-friendly event goes Saturday and Sunday, where archers will take aim at a number of 3-D targets, over a variety of courses.


Italy remains undefeated BY TIMES STAFF Team Italy remained undefeated at the IIHF Div. 1 World Hockey Championships with a 5-1 victory over Great Britain Wednesday in Budapest, Hugary. Fruitvale native Pat Iannone continues his torrid pace, as he notched the winning goal on the power play 1:15 into the second period. The Italians beat Korea, 4-0, and Japan, 4-1, in its two previous games, and Iannone continues to lead all scorers in the tournament with three goals and two assists. The former Kootenay Ice forward one-timed a pass in the slot from Nicola Fontanive to break a 1-1 tie and set the stage for a three-goal

outburst in the third, as the Azzurri dominated the Brits outshooting them 34 to 15. Trail native Trevor Johnson was outstanding on defence and assisted on the first goal. Team Italy will now face its two toughest opponents in Hungary and Kazikhstan which they play on Friday and Saturday respectively. Kazikhstan is the only other undefeated team as they beat host Hungary 2-1 Thursday. The top two teams will make it back to the Top Division and return to play against the world’s elite at the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Italy was relegated to Div. 1 after finishing at the bottom of their group at the 2012 Worlds in Stockholm.


Shultz best in AHL; Ruff to lead Canada CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton Oilers blue-liner Justin Schultz won the Eddie Shore Award on Wednesday as the American Hockey League’s defenceman of the year. He is the first rookie in the award’s 55-year history to earn the honour. The former Westside Warrior and Kelowna

native began the season with Oklahoma City but left the AHL affiliate on Jan. 5 to join the Oilers. In 34 games with the Barons, Schultz had 18 goals and 30 assists. Schultz has continued his solid play with the Oilers. He leads Edmonton defencemen with 21 points (6-15) in 42 games this season.

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The last man to coach Canada to a medal at the men’s world hockey championship is back behind the bench. Hockey Canada has named Lindy Ruff the country’s head coach for the 2013 men’s world hockey championship May 3-19 in Stockholm and Helsinki.



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Regional evident that Blais may have fallen into the retention pond. The RCMP Dive Team was requested. Monday the dive team located the women, deceased, in the pond. The Coroner’s Service said the pond is about three metres deep, and held a week’s worth of water for 27 holes.

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fit from them. I have repeatedly suggested to my mother-in-law that she get outside more, get some exercise, volunteer, take classes at the senior center, etc., but she refuses. Annie, I understand that Mom may have some physical ailments, but being home all day and inactive surely can’t be making her better. It’s so important to remain physically and mentally active, and it’s frustrating to see a wonderful couple, a wonderful woman, throw her “golden years” away. -- Frustrated Daughterin-Law Dear Daughter-inLaw: Your heart is in

it all the time. I’m considering talking to Lucy to see whether there is any chance of us getting back together someday. Should I? -- Lover Boy Dear Lover Boy: Not unless you are absolutely certain that Lucy wants the same thing. Otherwise, you will only be hurt again. We assume the reasons for the original breakup still exist. Also, she has someone else in her life now, and it is not appropriate to make a play for his girl. If he is aware that you are still interested in Lucy, rest assured, she is, too. If she wanted to get back together, she would let you know. We recommend you spend a lot less time in her company so you can learn to get over her. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Rocky Mount, Va.,” about allowing dogs at funerals. When my sister was in hospice for four months, we told

the staff how her dog, “Abby,” was searching the house and waiting at the door of her home every day. The wonderful staff suggested we bring Abby in. The dog would check on my sister first, then greet everyone else and finally lie down on the

floor beside my sister’s bed. She did this every day we brought her. Toward the very end, Abby seemed to know that her wonderful master was dying. Now, she is a happy welladjusted companion to another sister. If at all possible, I

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the right place, but please don’t pressure your mother-in-law to take care of herself the way you would. While exercise would be great, it only works if she’s willing to do it. To some extent, she likes her various maladies and isn’t ready to get rid of them. The best you can do right now is suggest that she see her doctor to be properly tested, evaluated and treated. And if you find a program at the senior center that you think she would like, offer to pick her up and go with her. Dear Annie: I’m in love with a girl who said she loved me, too. We dated for a while last summer, and we’re still best friends. But “Lucy” has another boyfriend now, and he is a good guy. We all get along, but I’m extremely jealous that he has her. I’m pretty sure he knows how I feel. I’m still heartbroken about the breakup. I think about

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Dear Annie: My husband’s parents are in their mid-70s. They are both in good health and financially stable. The problem is, my mother-in-law has a bit of hypochondria along with some anxiety. She has self-diagnosed herself with many “syndromes” (such as fibromyalgia, restless leg, irritable bowel), and she refuses to exercise. Her syndromes, which are exacerbated by her anxiety, keep her from getting out of the house, unless it involves an activity that she truly enjoys, like shopping. My in-laws don’t have a wide social circle, and Mom refuses to try to make new friends. You can’t have a conversation with her without the topic turning to her various maladies. I believe this is causing her some depression. Our town has many great programs for seniors, and I know both of my in-laws would bene-




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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) For the next month, bosses, parents, teachers and people in authority will notice you more, and they will admire you. If asked to accept increased responsibility, say yes. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Explore opportunities to travel and get further education or training in the next six weeks, because you can. Look for ways to expand your experience of the world. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can benefit from the wealth and resources of others in the next month. This also is a good time to apply for a mortgage or ask for a loan. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You will need more sleep in the next month because the Sun is now as far away from you as it gets all year, and the Sun is your source of energy. (Go to bed.)

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Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Double Garage

2011 ction Constru

res 3.70 Ac

MLS# 2216387

MLS# 2217586

MLS# 2218320

MLS# 2218337

MLS# 2218271

MLS# 2218147

MLS# 2216917

Rossland $280,000

Trail $259,900

Fruitvale $249,900

Trail $224,900

Warfield $199,900

Rossland $199,900

Rossland $199,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153


MLS# 2216126

MLS# 2217804


BIG Yard

MLS# 2218105

MLS# 2219089

re Furnitu d Include

2 Houses

MLS# 2216283


MLS# 2218895

MLS# 2217685

Trail $172,000

Fruitvale $185,000

Fruitvale $169,000

Trail $154,900

Trail $149,000

Trail $99,500

Rossland $52,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484







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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email:

P-T HELP needed, working outdoors; Duties include: Lawn maintenance applications; spring aerations, dethatching. 20-30hrs./week. Must have own truck. Contact 250-231-5245, or email

CLASS 1 DRIVER required for seasonal full-time employment with local construction company. Gravel truck and equipment moving experience an asset. Primarily working in Trail & Castlegar areas. Wage commensurate with experience. Only those considered will be contacted for an interview. Please, fax resume to (250)229-5248

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 Trail Times

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A life well lived will never be forgotten Forever Grateful,

Rhonda, Norman, Tina (Grant), Kevin (Jen), Megan (Kevin), Michael (Ashley), Ryley, Nolan, Kaitlyn & Olivia.

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

250.368.5000 00 4,0 ER T. OV SQ.F


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Pend d’Oreille $499,000 W NE



Fruitvale $207,000 W NE

Fruitvale $479,000




Trail BC

TECHNICIAN We require a technician to work in a fast paced, expanding shop. Please send or email resume with complete work history and references to: Marc Cabana at Champion Chevrolet 250-368-9134.


Fruitvale $229,000





Warfield $229,000

Glenmerry $349,000 E CR EA ON

Care Aide Full Time Position

We offer assistance to seniors in their homes. Candidates must be physically fit, have good organizational, home making and time management skills, be able to work flexible hours and have reliable transportation.


Shavers Bench $249,500 L CIA ER TIAL M N M E CO ESID /R

Long term Care aide certificates and references required. e-mail For more info call 250.368.6838 or 250.231.5033


The Family of

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has reached out to us as we try to come to terms with this painful loss. The overwhelming acts of kindness are what help us to get through each day and please know that every phone call, hug, card, meal, bouquet, dog treat, and donation to the SPCA has touched us deeply. The outpouring of support speaks volumes about how much Dale was loved and the impact he made on so many lives. It comforts us to know that he was loved by others as much as we loved him. Special thanks to Jen & Ovi for being an endless support to us all, Kathleen Carelli for your gentle guidance and leading Dale’s Celebration of Life with your beautiful words of comfort, and to Dusty and Jim Portz for staying with Dale until his family could make it to his side. We would also like to express our gratitude to the Kaslo Hospital, the ambulance attendants and the Emergency Staff at the KBR Hospital. We will miss Dale every day of our lives but know how blessed we are to have been able to call him our father, husband, grampa and loyal friend.

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The family of the late

would like to extend their sincerest thank you for all the cards, food, baskets, flowers, phone calls and visits. Also to those who made generous donations in Chris’ memory. Thank you to the ER staff ICU staff and Tina and the 3rd floor nursing staff. To Dr. Hii, thank you for your many years of care. Thanks to Steve for your concern and support and the TGS board for all they have done for Chris. To Avril Symington for helping the gymnasts through this transition. A special thank you to Larry Doell and the RDKB for the wonderful tribute to Chris and Kidsport Greater Trail for allowing his legacy to continue. To Al Grywacheski and Carberry’s for their care and compassion. And finally to Patti, June and Dawn who were always there with their amazing support. A heartfelt thank you to Nicola for being there in so many ways; for Chris, his family and the club and for all your help organizing the dedication. It will never be forgotten. Sandie and Dave Buccini Steph, Keith, Tyson, Alyssa and Austin May Lauren and Jason Beson

Houses For Sale


Route 357 18 papers Hummingbird St, Meadowlark Dr, Robin St Route 358 18 papers Cole St, Kootenay Ave N, Mountain St Route 379 22 papers Duncan Ave, Eastview St & Nelson Ave Route 380 26 papers Galloway Rd, Green Rd, Mill Rd Route 375 8 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 28 papers Columbia Gardens Rd, Martin St, Mollar Rd, Old Salmo Rd, Trest Dr Route 382 13 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 381 9 papers Coughlin Rd


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

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

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


Warfield $74,900


Waneta $479,000 RE AC ARM 111BY F B HO



Downtown Trail $173,900


Park Siding $179,900 W NE



Salmo $114,900 G DIN UIL S 2 B LOT


Rossland to Salmo $17,500 - $179,500 E AG RE AC


Waneta $625,000

Park Siding $139,000 ING ILD BU LOTS




Beaver Falls $249,900 PER T EA EN CHAN R TH

East Trail $169,000


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



Salmo $229,500 OT EL CR A 1/2


Route 308 6 papers 100 St to 104 St


Route 342 11 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave Route 347 17 papers 10th Ave, 8th Ave, 9th Ave & 9th St Route 348 21 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd


Route 451 8th & 9th St

11 papers

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Montrose $185,000



Waneta Village $120,000



Emerald Ridge $117,700 TE IVA PR ASIS O




Trail $169,000

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

Trail Times Thursday, April 18, 2013

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

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





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Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Cars - Domestic

Ladies 3spd bike $50; Coleman lantern $10; port-a potty $40; portable kerosene heater $20; ladies tennis racquet $20; fold-up picnic table $20. 250-364-0339

Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822

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

2010 Red Mustang. 5spd manual. Pony Package. Never winter driven. Just 21,000kms. Asking only $16,900. 250-2316851.

Misc. Wanted True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-250-499-0251

Real Estate


ROSSLAND, brand new for sale or exchange for older one 250-362-7716


Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale GOLF CLUBS, left hand set; ladies right hand set. 3 wheel electric cart. 250-368-9231

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

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

Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. PARKSIDE APARTMENTS. Large 1bdrm., close to all amenities, river view, a/c, insuite laundry. Call 250-3687897 ROSSLAND, 2BD furnished, unfurnished, short or long term, N/S, N/P. 250-362-9473 TRAIL newly renovated 1bd suite in triplex, quiet building. $450/mo. +util. 1-250-4286788, 1-250-428-7351. TRAIL, Rossland Ave., 3bdrm. avail. immed. f/s, w/d. dishwasher, newly renovated, N/S, N/P. $750/mo. 250-368-1361 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WANETA MANOR 2bdrm., NS,NP, Senior oriented, underground parking 250-3688423 WARFIELD, 1BD. F/S. Coin laundry, storage. Secure bldg. N/S, N/P. $625. util.incl. 250367-2154


W.TRAIL, small 1bdrm, may be 2bdrm house. $450./mo. 250-551-0267


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


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


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Thursday, April 18, 2013 Trail Times

Regional MS Bike Tour Sheri Regnier photo

On June 3 and 4, Diane and Jason Langman will be joining the Johnson MS Bike Tour, as team “Spokes of Genius.” During the MS Fundraiser, the Langmans will be cycling 185 km across the rolling plains of rural Alberta from Leduc to Camrose. In order to participate, they committed to raising $295 for the MS Society, which began with a bake sale, last month. The Scotiabank and the MS Society will also be hosting its annual walk set for April 28 at Gyro Park.

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Province kicks in cash for Johnsons Landing water The Nelson Star The province has made good on a promise of $40,000 for a new Johnsons Landing water system to replace the one taken out by last year’s deadly landslide. The money comes following a meeting at the end of February between Regional District of Central Kootenay directors and ministers. Rural Kaslo director Andy Shadrack says he explained they’d raised $120,000 toward a new Gar Creek water system, but it would likely cost $160,000 to meet Interior Health standards. Last week, the regional district also approved $18,000 for Gar Creek water users toward testing for a community well.



1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818

STING NEW LI 1569 – 3rd Avenue, Trail


1599 Columbia Avenue, Trail

350 McAnally Street, Trail


Jodi Beamish 250-231-2331


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

926 Redstone Drive, Rossland

2485 LeRoi Avenue, Rossland


Call Terry 250-231-1101


Will be freshly painted professionally inside and out ASAP! 2 bedroom character home with garage, cheaper than rent with upgraded wiring, plumbing, kitchen, roof and more! Only $79,000! Call now before it’s gone!

Convenient location and lovely views, this home is move in ready. The plumbing, wiring and most of the flooring has been updated. Bonus is a second kitchen, full bath and outside access in the basement for separate living. This one will go quick. Call now!

Have you ever dreamed of living at a Golf Course? This attractively priced lot is situated in a neighbourhood of fine homes with great views and in close proximity to all of Rossland’s recreational opportunities.

Fantastic Location!! This sunny 2 bedroom home sits on a great 60 x 100 corner lot with great views. Over 1200 sq.ft. on the main floor. Lots of windows, great garden potential and covered parking.

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

Call Mary A (250) 521-0525

STING NEW LI 2024 – 8th Avenue, Trail


3397 Laurel Crescent, Trail

614 Montcalm Road, Warfield



#305-1510 Nickleplate Road, Rossland

Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur

Great open floor plan with superb kitchen with newer cabinets, solid surface counter tops, lots of storage and built in china cabinet. Vaulted ceilings and lots of windows. Beautiful hardwood flooring. Features 3 bdrms (or could be 2 bdrm and a den). This home is a pleasure to view.

Great price for a Glenmerry townhouse, in good condition. Quick possession possible. Easy care living with small yard, the backyard is fenced and has a small patio. These townhouses have a charm about them and offer 3 bdrms, 11/2 baths. Basement ready to finish how you would like. Call your REALTOR® for a showing today.

Cozy, cute and nicely updated 2 bdrm home with laundry room and storage space in the basement. The lot is in the process of being subdivided and this home will sit on an approx 60x50 lot. Quick possession available!

1 bdrm condo with new flooring, amazing southern views and great sun exposure. The building has shared laundry, fitness room, games room and sauna. Call your REALTOR® today!


Fantastic opportunity- 29 subdividable acres for your dream home, hobby farm or to hold as an investment. Treed with large level building sites and plenty of privacy. Electricity and telephone available at property line. Call your REALTOR® today to view this opportunity.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Art (250) 368-8818

2213 – 4th Avenue, Rossland


Ron & Darlene Your STING NEW LI

409 Rossland Avenue, Trail

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

A lot of house - 3 floors of living - 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - only 13 years old - looking for a family that requires room - This is it! - asking price is $179,900 just above assessed value seller is motivated. Great location.

39 Hazelwood Drive, Trail $249,000

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Great Sunningdale location. Great family home. Great price. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Exceptionally well built. Oak floors, fireplace, large dining area, patio and double garage. Call Ron and Darlene for a personal viewing of this fine character home.

Tonnie Stewart

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Ron Allibone

ext 45

Cell: 250-368-1162

Deanne Lockhart ext 41

Mary Amantea Mark Wilson ext 30

Darlene Abenante ext 23

Cell: 250-231-0153

Cell: 250-231-5591

Cell: 250-521-0525

Cell: 250.231.0527

ext 26

Call Terry 250-231-1101

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1004 Regan Crescent, Trail $227,900


4 bdrm, 2 bath home on a quiet street , close to high school, shopping and on a bus route! Features include a covered patio, private sundeck. detached garage, plenty of parking, a bright, sunny dining room. Call for a viewing now!


956 Spokane Street, Trail


PSSST! HAVE YOU HEARD? Downtown Trail is heating up! Invest in this 1250 sf building with established retail on main and spacious residential suite up. Call for revenue details and be part of the buzz! Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

347 Railway Lane, Trail $118,500

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

This home offers 4 bdrms - 2 baths and full loft area for extra living space/studio/ playroom, air conditioning, new flooring in kitchen/bathroom the list goes on. Excellent value for this move in ready home.

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

#12-1005 Mountain View Road, Red Mountain


Ski right to your door, or x country or Mountain bike, road bike, hike or mountain climb, or you can just relax in the large hot tub. Sit back in your beautiful tastefully appointed corner unit overlooking Red Mountain Village. This can be yours at a fraction of what you would expect to pay! Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Trail Daily Times, April 18, 2013  

April 18, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times