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Community school programs on the district’s cutting board BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Child and youth at risk programs hang in the balance as School District 20 (SD20) continues to juggle its final budget allocations for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Three community schools will be feeling the squeeze after the board announced at the Monday night meeting in Trail, its decision to pull over $19,000 from the CommunityLINK budget in order to pay the cost of an elementary counsellor. “As discussed during the 2012-13 school year, a status quo CommunityLINK program will not be possible for the 2013-2014 school year,” said Kim Williams, director of student support services, in a note to the board. “This is due to reduction in available surplus from previous years.” This year, the CommunityLINK budget has been reduced to $87,000, a sum to be divvied between students from Greater Trail to Castlegar. “In the past those funds (or more) have gone to three programs known to many as commuSHERI REGNIER PHOTO

Toni Driutti unrolled the Festa Italiana banner this week in preparation for Saturday’s festivities at the Colombo Piazza on Rossland Avenue. The family event features Italian cuisine, music and entertainment for the kids from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Celebrate Italian heritage on Saturday BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Get ready to mangia and enjoy a day of music and fun, Italian-style. The Festa Italiana committee is hosting “Una Giornata Alfresco,” which means “A Day Outdoors” from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.,Saturday, at the Columbo Piazza on Rossland Avenue in Trail. “We want to come back to our community and bring visibility to our Italian heritage and culture,” said committee member Toni Driutti. She added that all members of the family are welcome to enjoy “a culinary experience with Italian flavour.” The day will feature Nonna’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, sausages and

baking. For those who like to tip a glass with their pasta, wine will be available along with refreshments for the kids. Entertainment includes local talent Austin Rafuse on piano; the St Michael’s School Choir; the Harmaniaks; and the Trail Pipe Band. For children, there will be face painting courtesy of Trail royalty and “Balloon Art” by Lola. The Festa committee welcomes visitors to bring a lawn chair, although tables will be set up alongside vendor booths. In case of soggy weather, the committee has arranged to have cover from the elements available. See GROUP, Page 3

nity schools,” said Greg Luterbach, SD20 superintendent. Luterbach explained that the funds can go to any services that support vulnerable students, and there are five options for the board to mull over before ultimately deciding on how to spend the money. Last year, Robson School received $50,000; Blueberry Creek Community School Hub (BCCS) and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) were each allotted $25,000. In Greater Trail, SD20 funds were previously allocated for community literacy programs designed through CBAL to meet specific, local needs. In jeopardy at BCCS and Robson Elementary are numerous programs which support early childhood development, literacy, child care and family strengthening programs. However, before the board could vote on the proposed CommunityLINK budget cuts Monday night, trustee Jo-Ann Bursey requested the decision be postponed until after the next See BOARD, Page 3

Bottle thieves jeopardize scouts’ jamboree trip BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

The Beaver Valley Scouts have relied on bottle drives to help fund outings and projects over the years but a spate of recent thefts might leave them short of cash for an upcoming trip. In a recent incident over the May long weekend an estimated $400 worth of recyclable materials was lost to bottle thieves. Area scouts have been raising money to help pay part of

the $1,000 per person cost of attending the Canadian National Jamboree, which is being held in Sylvan Lake, Alta., the second week of July. Because these gatherings only happen every four years the anticipation for the local troops has been growing as the date grew nearer, now the kids will have to work a little harder to cover the cost. “The kids are understandably upset,” said local scout volunteer,

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Heather Hamer. “It’s just that much more money that they’re going to have to raise before they can go on their trip.” Hamer said that people have been dropping off bottles and cans at her property in Beaver Falls for years to support the trip and Camp Tweedsmuir, the local the scout camp in Fruitvale. The materials are stored until they can be sorted and taken in for recycling. See SCOUTS, Page 3

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Neighbourhood Grans to Grans member Joan McKenzie is helping to organize a strawberry tea and vintage jewelry fundraiser on Saturday at the Trail United Church. Ninety per cent of the proceeds are sent directly to community based organizations in Africa to assist people affected by HIV and AIDS. The event goes Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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here was a time when Somewhere in the middle is automotive enthusi- where the needle ends up asts wanted their vehi- pointing when the engine is cles to have gauges up to operating temperature. not idiot lights. What is an If your vehicle is more idiot light you say? An idiot “enthusiast” oriented it light is a warning will have temlight, that usually perature values. is in the instrument Most fully warmed cluster, that comes up vehicles will on when there is a reach a temperproblem. A red light ature between 80 indicates a serious and 100 degrees problem and the best Celsius. If you course of action is to are a driver that ron stop driving whereas watches your an orange or yellow gauges you will light is a cautionary expect that when Mechanically warning that somefunctioning corSpeaking thing is wrong with a rectly your temsystem but probably perature gauge not serious enough that you will hover around the 90. cannot proceed. Climb a hill in the heat of Gauges were preferred summer and it will creep past because, like the manual the 100 mark. Coast downhill transmission, the driver felt and somewhere just above more in control of his des- 80 is what you would expect. tiny. The engine temperature, When this gauge starts to oil pressure, and fuel level read too low it was time for gauges as well as a tachom- a new thermostat. When the eter were the gauge package gauge was reading too high option of choice. there was bigger trouble, A real gauge had num- maybe the radiator, maybe bers on it with meaning. the thermostat was stuck Most vehicles to this day have closed. engine temperature gauges. The temperature gauge A lot of them have forgone allows the driver to react to the numbers and only have excursions. If the tempera C for cold on one side and ature is creeping up on the an H for hot on the other. high side the driver might


decide to reduce the heat load on the engine ( gear down and slow down) or maybe turn off the air conditioning or turn on the heater. In the case of the warning light (or idiot light) when the vehicle was overheating on would come a red light to tell you the vehicle has overheated; you better do something quick. The best option likely being to stop. No gauge to watch meant no time to react. No plan of attack. Most new vehicles have stuck with some level of basic gauges but there is an added twist. Usually there is an extra display to alert you with symbols or words to let the driver know what is going wrong. Some vehicles even have driving tips. “Roll up your windows for better fuel economy” and “Do not idle the vehicle to warm it up” are two that come to mind that I have seen. If you are a gauge watcher when you drive you may have noticed something strange about the gauges in your new car. They seem to always read the exact same value. Very little excursion. The manufacturers decided that the gauge watchers are happy when the gauges do

not stray. I have noticed that alot of temperature gauges read 90 when the real engine temperature is between 70 and 110 degrees Celsius. I guess they feel this is more comforting for the driver. When is a gauge no different than a warning light? If you drive a newer vehicle check out your engine oil pressure gauge if you have one. Does it seem like your oil pressure is always rock solid and other than when your engine is off that gauge stays dead centre? That gauge is no different than a warning light. Oil pressure varies a lot. A fully warmed up vehicle will have very little oil pressure at idle. Less than 5 pounds per square inch is common. As the speed of your engine rises the oil pressure should climb to 40 or 50 pounds per square inch. The new oil pressure gauge is only a switch. As long as the oil pressure is above zero or close to it your gauge will read dead centre. To coin a new term, welcome the idiot gauge. Trail’s Ron Nutini is a licensed automotive technician and graduate of mechanical engineering from UBC. E-mail: nutechauto@

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Board puts final decision on hold

FROM PAGE 1 Committee of the Whole meeting. “With the complexity and controversial issues of the community based budget, I think as a board we need to sit down and have a conversation around this,” she said. Trustee Kim Mandoli seconded Bursey’s motion. “There is a lot of significant debts and we really need to have a frank conversation before we can open the gates and do whatever it is we need too.” Mickey Kinakin, trustee, agreed that further information is required regarding the efficacy of the CommunityLINK program. “There are profound implications and we need to take our time on this one,” he said. With consensus from the board, a decision was deferred pending further review at a Committee of the Whole, with a date yet to be announced. Four representatives from BCCS attended the meeting and had an opportunity to address the board during the public question period. Although the board was not put on the hot seat to answer specific questions, Dr. Rebecca McDonnell, BCCS community liaison and environmental director, expressed her frustration at being blindsided by the board’s proposed cuts to the CommunityLINK program. “As a community school-person, I walked into work this morning and discovered that this item was on the agenda,” she said. “I’d like to ask the board to consider how this agenda item was communicated (or not) to the community schools involved,” she said. “This was a large communication glitch I would say.” McDonnell added that the community wants to be engaged in the conversation on a consultative basis. “You have all our contact information and we ask that you engage and consult us because we have been providing the school district with a high return on investment for 16 years.” BCCS offers many free programs, including; 97 children enrolled in its summer reading program; 44 children registered in the Twin Rivers leadership program; 120 kids who have attended Friday night programs; and 52 children registered in the “Blueberry Patch” after school care.

Group aims to promote Italian culture FROM PAGE 1 This year the co-sponsor of the event is Trail Community in Bloom (CiB), whose participation will help to promote the 2013 CiB garden contest. After a hiatus from event planning, the five-member Festa Italiana group remains passionate and committed to promoting the deep roots of Italian culture embedded in the history of Greater Trail. The committee intends to make “A Day Outdoors” an annual event that will at least partially fill the hole left by the demise of the Italian cafe at Silver City Days and Festa Italiana, a community fall festival that ran from 1999 to 2006.

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Local Scouts volunteer, Heather Hamer, stands beside nearly empty recycling bins that should be overflowing at this point. Thieves have struck the bottle bins three times this year and stealing a crucial source of fundraising for the club.

Scouts struck by thieves for the third time this year

FROM PAGE 1 The first loss occurred only last year when a couple of bags were taken. This year the thieves have stepped up their activity. “We’ve been hit three times,” said Hamer. “Half of our latest bottle drive is gone.” The incidents have been reported to the RCMP and Hamer is waiting to hear if anyone has been questioned on the matter. “We have had two incidents

reported from the same location, both occurring in early June,” said Sgt. Rob Hawton of the Trail and Greater District RCMP. He added the police are following up on leads but refused to disclose any further information for fear of hindering the investigation. Although some of the thefts have taken place at night, some have apparently occurred in broad daylight. “I saw a truck stopped outside, then a guy just walked into the yard and

took a box of bottles,” Hamer said. “I mean I understand if you want to give them away and leave them at your curb people will pick them up but they’re coming right onto our property and taking them from under a shelter.” Hamer says these don’t appear to be isolated incidents as, in her travels around the area, she has heard of numerous similar thefts happening all around the Greater Trail area, many of them in daylight hours.

Trail Market back on Esplanade on Friday Please note Grapevine is a public service provided by the Trail Times. It is designed to give non-profit groups and advertising partners the ability to promote upcoming events. However, the Trail Times does not guarantee submissions will make the next issue. If you wish to guarantee promotion of an event, please contact our advertising department. For full list of events visit • Tonight, Rossland Community Garden in Jubilee Park at 6 p.m. Learn how to protect your fruit trees, chickens, bees and other attractants from hungry bears. A discussion on the 'how to' of electric fencing

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of cozying up to Redford – whose last meeting with Clark was described as “frosty” after the two clashed over B.C.’s resistance to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline that would bring bitumen from the Alberta Oil Sands to Prince Rupert for export – Clark should have been talking about a minor oil spill near Merritt from the Kinder Morgan pipeline and what Gordon called a made-in-B.C. environmental policy. “I know from doorknocking for the last two years—Gordon was also the NDP’s candidate in the riding for the May 14 provincial election—there are concerns here too about the environment,” she said. Clark was asked about the Kinder Morgan spill last Thursday and said while it was a concern, it was a small spill. But, she added, it underlined why she is so concerned that there be proper spill

response plans in place. Gordon said other local issues Clark should be addressing include her government’s plan to allow health authorities to charge seniors for the use of wheelchairs in care facilities, skills training and the affordability and availability of quality daycare here. Meanwhile, she reiterated her desire to debate Clark during this byelection campaign and noted while she has accepted an offer from the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce to attend a planned allcandidates debate here June 27, the premier has yet to commit. Clark has said she would like to participate in all-candidates debates here but does not know if she will have the time. She did not participate in any all-candidates debates in the Vancouver-Point Grey riding that she lost in the provincial election to the NDP’s David Eby.

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and they took her to hospital and called police. RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said the event strongly resembled other recent sexual assault cases in Canada where witnesses have photographs or videos of the incident and then posted them online. “If you have photos of this incident you are now being told that it was a criminal act so you now know what you do with those photos could have implications down the road,” Bush said. “We’re really asking the young citizens of Kamloops who may have participated in this event to be responsible and do the right thing, talk to your peers, come forward to the police.” Bush said what police really want to prevent is any of these inappropriate photos or videos, if they exist, from going viral on the Internet. RCMP had deployed extra resources to conduct road blocks leading into the bush party and liquor and drugs were seized before the grads went into the event. Bush said the community as a whole has an important role to play in helping police with the investigation and supporting the victim rather an victimizing her further.

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Edmonton school board cuts 339 full-time jobs THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Edmonton Public School Board trustees have unanimously passed a budget that includes cutting 339 full-time jobs this fall. Board chairwoman Sarah Hoffman says the board was forced to make the move because of a $47 million cut in funding from the province. Hoffman says the board will try Briefs to focus the cuts on central supports instead of classrooms, in the hopes of protecting students as much as possible. Nevertheless, about 180 of the jobs cut will be teaching positions and the rest will be education assistants, support staff and custodians. Hoffman says they hope to accomplish the staff reductions through resignations or people retiring or going on leaves. But she says it’s definitely bad news that there will be more than 300 less people to serve student needs.



MLA returns cash from speaking at charity events

THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA - A Saskatchewan Party member of the legislature says he has returned money he was paid for speaking at charity events. Gene Makowsky of Regina-Dewdney says he acted after reading about Premier Brad Wall’s recent criticisms of federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Wall has pushed for Trudeau to return the $277,000 he has been paid making speeches to 17 different groups since becoming an MP in 2008. Trudeau says he will speak to all 17 groups and return the fees to any group that feels it didn’t get its money’s worth.


Environmentally-friendly mosquito killer is pricey

THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - Winnipeg’s chief entomologist says weaning off chemical to kill mosquitoes will come with a hefty price tag. Taz Stuart says it will cost four times as much to replace malathion with a biological fogging alternative. For decades, Winnipeg has killed adult nuisance mosquitoes with malathion, which is approved for use as pesticide but is considered toxic to a wide spectrum of invertebrates. Pyrocide is considered a less harmful alternative because it breaks down more quickly in the environment and is effective at lower concentrations. Stuart’s been ready to test out Pyrocide since 2011 but there weren’t enough nuisance mosquitoes that year or last year.

Adjournment allows Tories to regroup

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - For a few minutes last week, all the hope, conflict and spin of this Conservative spring stood in a circle of camera lights and microphones in the foyer of the House of Commons. As Calgary MP Michelle Rempel gamely handled questions from reporters about allegations of unethical Conservative behaviour, she was clutching a glossy “Caucus Briefing Package” - upbeat talking points designed to help Tory backbenchers put a positive spin on their disastrous spring sitting. It remains to be seen whether better communications, a cabinet shuffle and a fresh policy agenda can revive the government’s fortunes. But no one on the government side would argue that Tuesday night’s adjournment of the Commons for the 12-week summer break came too soon. At the midpoint of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fouryear majority mandate, his government has never appeared so besieged. Even an abbreviated list of the government’s missteps since January strikes at the very heart of Harper’s Conservative brand: policy drift, a disengaged finance minister battling illness, the ongoing stench of alleged election campaign misdeeds, cabinet resignations, a simmering backbench revolt and a Senate expense scandal that reaches right to the prime minister’s innermost circle, complete with RCMP investigation. The latest public opinion tracking numbers by pollster Harris-Decima suggest the Conservatives are firmly in second place, nine points behind the Liberals under Justin Trudeau and

OTTAWA - A chronology of some of the difficulties that have faced Stephen Harper’s Conservative government this spring: Feb. 6 - Harper says the Conservative party “followed the rules” with anonymous Saskatchewan robocalls designed to influence public opinion on riding redistribution. Feb. 7 - Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau is arrested at his home on sexual assault charges, expelled from the party caucus. Feb. 27 - An arrest warrant on corruption charges is issued for Arthur Porter, a former Harper appointee as chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee. Mar. 14 - Peter Penashue, the intergovernmental affairs minister, resigns from cabinet and gives up his seat over campaign overspending and donation problems in his 2011 election return. April 24 - Conservative party urges its MPs to use parliamentary mailing privileges to attack Liberal leader Justin Trudeau; amid public outcry, a number of MPs refuse. April 30 - Auditor general says $3.1 billion in anti-terrorism spending remains unaccounted for. May 14 - CTV reports that Harper’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, secretly gave Sen. Mike Duffy $90,000 to pay off improper Senate expense claims. May 29 - The Conservative party is fined $78,000 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for its misleading Saskatchewan robocalls on riding redistribution. June 5 - Edmonton MP Brent Rathgeber quits Conservative caucus, citing “lack of commitment to transparency” by government. June 13 - RCMP confirms criminal investigation underway into Wright’s payment of Duffy’s housing expenses.

five points up on Tom Mulcair’s third-place New Democrats. Mid-term horse race numbers are ephemeral, but the Harris-Decima data reveals something more troubling for Conservative partisans. The party’s support among men, rural Canadians and voters aged 55-plus was at 30 per cent or lower - the first time that’s happened since the Conservatives took power in 2006. “That’s a whole new territory we haven’t been in before,” said Harris-Decima chairman Allan Gregg. Set against this parliamentary and public opinion malaise are free trade talks with the European Union and other trading blocs that have yet to deliver any deals, and a resource export policy sideswiped by American and domes-

tic pipeline politics. A summer cabinet shuffle is expected, where fresh, enthusiastic talents like Rempel might supplant some of the scowling cynicism of the Harper front bench. A Conservative policy convention in Calgary at the end of the month will give Harper a stage on which to rally the cause. “They have a great opportunity to lose the next election in the next two years,” said Barry Cooper, a political science professor at the University of Calgary. So where does that leave Conservative fortunes? “I wouldn’t say at the edge of the cliff,” Cooper said. “But I would say - at the risk of being a minority government next time - they have to recover momentum.”

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t’s happening again. Research confirms agreement among most climate scientists that we are altering the Earth’s climate, mainly by burning fossil fuels. And industrial interests, backed by climate change deniers, pull out every trick to sow doubt and confusion. What will it take for us to start seriously tackling the problem? For the latest study, investigators led by John Cook at Skeptical Science examined abstracts of 12,000 peer-reviewed papers on climate science. They also received comments from 1,200 scientists, who rated more than 2,100 full studies. In both cases, more than 97 per cent of studies that took a position on the causes of global warming said human activity is a primary factor. Less than one per cent rejected the consensus position. The results are consistent with previous research. As expected, deniers are out in full force, many employing methods common to those who reject science. Medical scientists Pascal Diethelm and Martin McKee examined these tactics in the European

Journal of Public Health: cherry picking, reference to fake experts, misrepresentation and logical fallacies, impossible expectations of what research can deliver and conspiracy theories. Deniers often rely on talking points spread by a handful of usual suspects, including Christopher Monckton in the U.K., the Heartland Institute and Anthony Watts in the U.S. and Friends of Science and Tom Harris in Canada. Friends of Science was caught several years ago funnelling money – most from fossil fuel companies – through a “Science Education Fund” at the University of Calgary. It was used to create a disinformation campaign and video with Harris, who then worked with PR firm APCO Worldwide and now heads up an organization called (ironically) the International Climate Science Coalition, which rejects the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change. According to Desmog Blog (Editor’s Note: Desmog Blog is headed by Jim Hoggan, a PR professional and chair of the Suzuki Foundation), Friends of Science has misrepresented the recent



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survey, calling it “careless incitement of a misinformed and frightened public, when in fact the sun is the main driver of climate change; not human activity or carbon dioxide.” Another recent misrepresentation concerns research by the U.K. Met Office, which deniers falsely claim shows the Earth hasn’t warmed for 17 years. Science isn’t perfect, but it’s one of the best tools we have for understanding our place in the cosmos. When people around the world apply rigorous scientific method to study our actions and their impacts on the things that keep us alive and healthy – clean air, water, soil and biodiverse plants and animals – we must listen, not just about climate, but about a

range of issues. Many scientists are saying we’re creating serious problems – but we have solutions. A recent statement, “Scientists’ Consensus on Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems in the 21st Century”, lists five major challenges: climate disruption, extinctions, loss of ecosystem diversity, pollution, and human population growth and resource consumption. More than 2,200 have signed, stating, “As scientists who study the interaction of people with the rest of the biosphere using a wide range of approaches, we agree that the evidence that humans are damaging their ecological life-support systems is overwhelming.” Some may claim this is “alarmist”. It is – because the situation is alarming. It goes on: “For humanity’s continued health and prosperity, we all – individuals, businesses, political leaders, religious leaders, scientists, and people in every walk of life – must work hard to solve these five global problems starting today.” Many of the proposed solutions have long been advocated by people work-

ing in science, the environment and even business: conserving energy and reducing fossil fuel use; better ecosystem management through processes like natural capital evaluation; improved food production and distribution and waste reduction; regulating and preventing pollution; and stabilizing population growth through better education, health care, family-planning services, economic opportunities and women’s rights. Humanity has changed direction before. When our tools become outdated, we invent new ones. It’s why in many countries, we no longer rely on slavery to maintain economies, we can all vote regardless of race or sex and we enjoy longer and healthier lives than before. Many systems we’ve invented don’t apply to current circumstances. We can and must change the way we act. That requires listening to scientists and those who are working on solutions, and not to the naysayers and deniers who would keep us stalled in a doomed spiral. Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Letters & Opinion

Memorable year coming to an end


leven months down guage and culture those barwith one to go. riers tend to go away leaving Where has all the room for lifelong friendships, time gone? I guess it is experiences, as well as perspectrue what they say, time really tives to be made. does fly when you’re having This year for me did just fun. that. Together with the As for me, this year has exchange students from my proven to be so much more district in Germany as well as than just fun. my classmates, I have created Throughout my bonds that will exchange I have last a lifetime with learned a new lanties all around the guage, discovered globe. a different culture, For me and met so many amazmany of the other ing people, travexchange students elled, and above it was after our Danielle all learned more Eurotour where about myself and we began to realize the world around that our exchange New Horizons me. year truly was Thinking back to the begin- coming an end. ning of my exchange or even Eurotour is a three week when I first applied, I remem- trip planned by Rotary for the ber simply thinking, “ exchange students from one exchange year, a chance to district to travel through seven learn a new language and cul- countries in Europe visiting ture”; however, looking back their major cities. on that statement now, I realOur tour began in Hamburg ize that it doesn’t even come and then into Dresden, Prague, close to describing what an Vienna, Venice, Pisa, Florence, exchange year truly is. Verona, Geneva, Paris, Early on the language is Brussels, and from there back of course important and with to Hamburg. time you begin to understand It was an experience that I the cultural aspects as well. will never forget and one that However, after becoming I still cannot describe very well more familiar with the lan- with words.


All I can say is that our district here in Germany really became a family and now that the much anticipated ‘highlight’ is over, we’re meeting almost every day at the airport in Hamburg to say goodbye. Personally as my year comes to an end I feel much like I did before coming on exchange. On the one side I am sad to leave what has now become something of a second home to me behind; but, I am also looking forward to seeing the familiar smiling faces of my friends and family back in Canada. In my opinion and experience, the Rotary Youth Exchange program doesn’t just send students abroad to learn a new language and culture, it sends students abroad for the international bonds that it creates as well as a new and global perspective. For that reason and many others I would like to thank Rotary Club Trail for their support. This year has changed my life and is something that I will never forget. Danielle Clarke was a J.L. Crowe Secondary work experience student at the Trail Times last year and is currently in Germany as a Rotary Exchange student.

Ruling becomes a victory for the kids An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald What did the Irish taxi driver, the Brazilian nurse and the South African lawyer have in common? Soccer - and that is no joke. Known outside North America as football, soccer is played in almost every nook and cranny of our globe (save, perhaps, for the hillier bits). Its power to bring people of varying backgrounds and cultures together, whether to cheer on the great Lionel Messi or their own fleet-footed eight-yearolds, is remarkable. Which made the recent controversy with the Quebec Soccer Federation and its mysterious ban on players wearing Sikh turbans all the more ironic. Up to 200 Sikh players, mostly youths and children, were forbidden from wearing the headgear required by their religion on soccer pitches in Quebec. Bridgette Frot, the federation’s director-general, had said that children wearing turbans “can play in their backyard,” citing player safety as an issue and the world soccer-governing

body, FIFA, as its model. Thankfully, FIFA put an end to all the nonsense on Friday, authorizing the wearing of male head covers at all levels of Canadian soccer. Until then, FIFA’s guidelines on the wearing of turbans had been vague but didn’t forbid the practice. The Quebec federation said it welcomed FIFA’s ruling “with enthusiasm and relief,” waiting until Saturday morning to formally announce it had kicked the turban ban right off the playing field. The Canadian Soccer Association had suspended the Quebec group over the issue, which could have affected players across Canada bound for tournaments in Quebec. The Quebec federation couldn’t link injuries to turbans, which raised the question: Was the ban really racism masquerading as a safety concern? Quebec culture, often a mystery to English Canadians, can seem less tolerant than that of the rest of the country. The province’s insistence on being master of its own destiny and its devoted protection of the French language and trad-

itional culture can smack of an exclusivity that borders on intolerance. But it may explain why Quebec Premier Pauline Marois waded into the fray, oddly declaring that the Quebec federation, which actually is under the direct control of the Canadian one, had every right to flout its parent organization. It all goes to show how politics, at any level, can ruin a good game. Aneel Samra, 18, of Lachine, was among those who wanted to get back on the field and play soccer. He says people who urge Sikhs to remove headgear on the soccer pitch need to be educated about the religious significance of the turban for Sikhs. “Why not integrate us into your soccer leagues and allow Sikh children to play?” asked Samra in a CBC interview. FIFA is to be commended for clarifying its rules and inspiring the Quebec Soccer Federation to do the right thing. Because every Canadian youngster, regardless of his or her religious, cultural or racial background, should be allowed to get out there and play soccer.

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The Trail Stingrays hosted its annual swim meet on the weekend, with teams from across the Kootenays and Washington competing. BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

The Trail Stingrays performed splendidly in the pool on the weekend, as the club hosted its annual swim meet at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre. The Stingrays placed second overall for team points, taking home 11 aggregate medals. “This was the first meet of the season

for many swimmers and the first meet ever for some Stingrays,” said Stingrays’ coach Samme Beatson. “These swimmers did exceptionally well in their first meet.” Connor Dunham was lucky enough to win the “best time” draw and received an iPad mini. Kira Konkin and Simon Impey represented the Stingrays in the “Australian

Start,” a race that involves time-handicaps that stagger the starts so that, in theory, everyone would finish the race at the same time unless a participant swims faster than their personal best time. Konkin was able to take off the most time and won the race out of the girls category. The Stingrays next travel to Creston for a meet this weekend.

West Kootenay Roller Derby (WKRD) presents another evening of excruciating excitement with a doubleheader on Saturday at the Nelson Civic Centre with the Nelson Killjoys taking on Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and the Valley Vendettas going toe-to-toe against the Dam City Rollers. The last match up between the Babes and The Killjoys was an all out grudge match. The score flipped and flopped back and forth faster then a live fish in frying pan and when the final whistle blew, the scoreboard showed victory for the jubilant Babes. However, a double-check with the official score keeper revealed a discrepancy between the score on the board and the offi-

cial scoresheet, giving the ecstatic Killjoys the win by two points. The Valley Vendettas vs Dam City Rollers match is going to determine league standings. With two losses, the Dams need to win this bout in order to make the playoffs. The Valley Vendettas had a strong showing against the Babes of Brutality in Game 2 of the season coming away with their first win ever. The first bout between the Killjoys and Babes of Brutality hits the oval at 5 p.m., while the Vendettas grapple with the Rollers at 7 p.m. On June 29, at the Cominco Arena, the Rossland-Trail Roller Girls meet the Mountain Town Maulers out of Cranbrook.


Trail Steelers galvanized for fastpitch regionals at Haley BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

The Greater Trail Steelers are getting set to welcome 10 teams to the Silver City for the U12C Regional Fastpitch Championships at Haley Park this weekend. The Steelers are coming off another successful season winning gold at the Summerland fastpitch tournament, before cleaning up at the league playoffs in Castlegar last weekend. The Steelers went undefeated through the regular season and the playoffs to take the title and advance to regionals.

“Our team is a young group of girls that have been together about three or four years,” said coach Pam Caron. “We’re hoping to make this a very funfilled tournament for these young girls.” Caron shares coaching duties with Shannon Ballarin and Heather McKinnon, and despite the teams success, the coach knows they will face tough competition against teams from Prince George, Kamloops, Westside, Enderby, Castlegar, and two teams each from Kelowna and Cranbrook. “We have only seen a


The Trail Steelers host the U12C Regional softball tournament at Haley Park this weekend. Back Row: Kady Stajduhar, Tessy Brandt, Clarice Tuai, Kira Konkin, Katie Dann. Front Row: Halle McKinnon, Olivia Buckley, Carollynn Ballarin, Elle Mayer, Megan Caron, Alyssa Piva, Jordan Amantea.

few of these teams that are attending the regionals so hard to say how we will do, but I am optimistic that we should have a good showing.” Just two years ago the West Kootenay U12C team won the provincials in Kamloops. However, since then, Softball BC has removed provincials for this category and created regionals, explained Caron. Instead of only 16 teams being able to attend for the whole province, they split the province into five regions to allow less travel and more teams in hopes of promoting girls fastpitch.

As well as hosting the U12C Regionals, the Steelers were invited to attend the U12B provincials in Sicamous July 12-14, after a Softball BC Minor Coordinator saw the team play in Summerland. “It’s kind of exciting for these girls to be invited to play at a higher level.” Check out action at Haley Park with the Trail Steelers first game versus the Kamloops Dynamite going at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Park 3 followed by the Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. See Scoreboard on Page 10 for full schedule.

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James ignites Heat, forces Game 7 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI - LeBron James saved a championship reign, cancelled a celebration. The toughest part now might be topping this performance in Game 7 tonight. “It’s by far the best game I’ve ever been a part of,” James said. He wouldn’t let the Miami Heat lose it - or their NBA title. If the San Antonio Spurs want that, they’ll have to fight just a little harder to get it. One last game, winner take all. James powered Miami to a frantic fourthquarter rally and overtime escape as the Heat beat the Spurs 103-100 on Tuesday night to extend the NBA Finals as far as they can go and keep Miami’s repeat chances alive. Losing his headband but keeping his cool while playing the entire second half and overtime, James finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, making the go-ahead basket with 1:43 remaining in the extra period. So close to being eliminated that they noticed officials bringing yellow tape out to block off the court for the Spurs’ trophy presentation, the Heat hit a couple of big 3-pointers, got some defensive stops, and did everything else that makes great teams champions. “We seen the championship board already out there, the yellow tape. And you know, that’s why you play the game to the final buzzer,” James said. “And that’s what we did tonight. We gave it everything that we had and more.” Tim Duncan scored 30 points for the Spurs, his most in an NBA Finals game since Game 1 in 2003, but was shut out after the third quarter. He added 17 rebounds. Game 7 will be here tonight, the NBA’s first do-or-die matchup to determine its champion since the Lakers beat the Celtics in 2010.

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Leading Scorers GP G A PT D Krejci, Bos 19 9 14 23 NHorton, Bos 19 7 11 18 M Lucic, Bos 19 5 11 16 E Malkin, Pit 15 4 12 16 K Letang, Pit 15 3 13 16 P Sharp, Chi 20 9 6 15 S Crosby, Pit 14 7 8 15 M Hossa, Chi 19 7 8 15 P Kane, Chi 20 6 9 15 B Bickell, Chi 20 8 5 13 Bergeron, Bos19 7 6 13 J Carter, LA 18 6 7 13 S Voynov, LA 18 6 7 13 Marchand, Bos19 4 9 13 6 tied with 12 pts. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs All Times Eastern FINAL ROUND Stanley Cup Final (Best-of-7) (Boston leads series 2-1) Monday’s result Boston 2 Chicago 0 Saturday’s result Boston 2 Chicago 1 (OT) Wednesday’s game Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. Monday, June 24 x-Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 x-Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. x - played only if necessary.

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Grandson, parents could use break from one another Mailbox

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lings are not treated this way. Hayden is basically a good and decent boy, and his parents seem to resent him. We are worried sick that if this treatment continues, he will rebel, and we won’t like the consequences. Hayden deserves better. Is there anything we can do to help without offending my son? We once brought this up, and they resented our intrusion. We hesitate to take that road again. What can we do? -Worried Grandparents Dear Grandparents: Belittling, insulting and humiliating one’s child -- at any age -is angry, inappropriate

ers were having trouble both writing and reading. I finally asked what the problem was, and they said they had never been taught to write in script. These are smart boys, but I worry this could be a real handicap for them in life. Should I talk with their mother or just let it go? -- Feeling Sorry in Vermont Dear Vermont: Fewer and fewer students are learning to read or write in script. With all the keyboards around, penmanship is rarely taught, and script writing has become a lost art. Will it handicap them? Perhaps if they have to read a note from Grandma, but otherwise, it’s unlikely. By the time they are looking for a full-time job, most of their peers will be in the same boat. Dear Annie: I must take exception to one of your suggestions to “Perplexed,” whose father insisted on hearing his voice every day.

I think it is ridiculous to expect adult children to call their parents every day. I am a parent of a wonderful grown son and lovely daughter-in-law. I would NEVER expect them to call me every day. I would never be intrusive and barge in

on them without calling first. Why do we allow family members to treat each other inconsiderately and without respect when we wouldn’t treat others this way? Parents need to respect that their child’s spouse and chil-

dren come first. The kids might want to call or be with their parents more if it is not such a burden. -- Fran Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

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parenting. Since your son and his wife do not want your input, we suggest you offer to take Hayden for weekends or over the summer for a couple of weeks (or more) if you can manage it. He and his parents could use a break from one another. It isn’t a substitute for better parenting, but it will help. You also can suggest to Hayden that he speak to you, his school counselor or favorite teacher whenever he needs to talk. Dear Annie: We often have two delightful boys over to our house to play with our two sons. These boys are teenagers. We’ve known them for years. They are being homeschooled by their very caring mother. For the first time, the four boys were playing a game that required writing answers and reading them. As I observed them, I could see that the two home- school-

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Dear Annie: Our oldest son, “Adam,” lives two hours away with his wife, “Eve,” and their three children. One child, “Hayden,” is Eve’s from a prior relationship. She married Adam when the boy was 3. The biological father is irresponsible and alcoholic but loves Hayden and sees him when he can. Hayden is now 13 and a good student, and he works hard to please his parents. We love and cherish him and consider him our own grandson. But we are heartsick that Adam and Eve seem to single him out for unkind treatment. They take him to task constantly for minor infractions. They fling insults and belittling comments at him. He is scolded for the tone of his voice, his posture, mannerisms and nearly everything he says. His parents sometimes make him stand in a corner. It’s humiliating for him. His sib-




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Friday, June 21, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) For the next six weeks, your focus is on home, family and domestic events. Expect to deal with childhood memories and issues from the past. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Fasten your seatbelts, because it’s a busy month ahead. Short trips, conversations with people, errands plus increased reading and writing will keep you hopping! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your focus is turning to money, earnings, possessions and even your selfimage. Naturally, you need enough money to survive -- hopefully, comfortably. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Sun is in your sign for the next month, attracting people and favorable circumstances to you. This is your turn to recharge your

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batteries for the rest of the year. Ole! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’re in the wings, waiting for something. This is the perfect time to think about what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be about. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Share your hopes and dreams for the future with others, because their feedback will help you. You might not think this until you hear what they have to say. Be receptive. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is the only time all year when the Sun is at high noon in your chart, acting like a spotlight on you. This is why others notice you more than usual, especially VIPs. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Do whatever you can to travel or expand your horizons or enrich your life

through further learning and study. You need to break the bonds that restrict you. You need to fly! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Don’t run roughshod over details about inheritances, shared property, taxes and debt. These things need to be settled. In fact, the month ahead is the perfect time to do this.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You’re going to need more sleep in the next month, because the Sun, your source of energy, is now as far away from you as it gets all year. (Go to bed.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’re fired up with a desire to get better organized. Would that we all could be better organized! Work to do this in the next

six weeks. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is the start of a six-week period where you’ll enjoy yourself and will frolic with children. The arts, movies, musical performances, sports and romantic rendezvous will please you. YOU BORN TODAY You’re money-wise and successoriented. You’re hungry to experience all that life has to offer. You have a strong









desire to succeed, which allows you to overcome obstacles. You set high standards for yourself and others, and many of you are workaholics. Good news! A lovely, social year awaits you, wherein all your relationships will improve. Enjoy! Birthdate of: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Juliette Lewis, actress; Ian McEwan, author.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Secure Vernon company looking for Marine Mechanic, with good customer service, attention to detail, must have valid boat license, drivers license an asset. Fast paced environment.

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

Prep Cook /Line Cook

Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail

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

HELP NEEDED in weeding and garden clean ups. Tools available. 250-368-9868 PART TIME experienced server/ kitchen help, available all days. Apply in person Lil T’s Cafe, 2905 Hwy Dr., Trail.

In Memoriam

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Son, Father, Grandfather & Great Grandfather

Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

for the Castlegar/Trail Area to start immediately. Good fabricating and welding skills given preference. Please forward resumes to Holly Borisenkoff at

CVCC is focused on Resident-First, Person-Centered Care. We welcome individuals interested in making a difference.

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Houses For Sale

Sadly missed forever loved

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Houses For Sale

1st Trail Real Estate


Suite In Law

MLS# 2389093

MLS# 2217644

Saturday, June 22 12-2pm 331 15th Ave, Genelle $335,000 This home is STUNNING ! This 1 acre parcel is situated in a park-like setting. Nice & efficient open concept kitchen /dining room area. This home has upgrades including a heat pump, newly painted interior & newer appliances. Host: Patty Leclerc-Zanet

MLS# 2390913

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MLS# 2390650

MLS# 2218695

MLS# 2389239

Rossland $214,900

Trail $229,000

Trail $229,000

Fruitvale $174,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

om 1 Bedro Condo


MLS# 2217685

MLS# 2390923

MLS# 2218895

MLS# 2205510

MLS# 2218642

Rossland $52,000

Rossland $349,900

Trail $99,500

Fruitvale $310,000

Fruitvale $225,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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MLS# 2216126

MLS# 2389162

Fruitvale $289,900

MLS# 2390612

MLS# 2389903

Personal service with professional results, Buying or Selling

MLS# 2218337

Trail $172,000

Fruitvale $389,900

Montrose $275,900

Montrose $329,900

Trail $219,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

We go the extra mile for you!

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


Home Care/Support 24 hr. Live-In Support Required (Kamloops, B.C.) Dengarry Professional Services Ltd. is seeking experienced individuals or couples for contract to provide live in 24 hr. support for short term stabilization to adults with mental & physical disabilities in Kamloops. Applicant must have education and exp. either in behavioral and/or medical supports. Applicant will undergo a screening process including reference checks, Crim Check and drivers abstract. Housing & Utilities Incls. w/ A Remarkable Compensation Package. Please forward resume to Kristine Toebosch at ktoebosch@ or fax to 1-250-377-4581 or mail Attn: Kristine PO Box 892 Kamloops BC V2C-5M8


Education/Tutoring CONTINUING EDUCATION Upcoming Courses:

OFA Level I: June 25 OFA Level I: June 29 Red Cross: Standard First Aid with CPR C July 6 & 7 Prenatal Refresher: July 13 OFA Level I: July 19 To Register, please call Nella at 250.364.5770

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Classifieds Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping EXPERIENCED Bookkeeper seeking PT employment. AP, AR, Payroll, Gov’t Remit. QB software. Call Terri 250-5121289

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Musical Instruments

Twin Size Mate’s Bed $100.; Mattress $100.; Dresser (6dr) $100. 250-368-3113

Guitars, Amplifiers, Drums Keyboards, Band & String Instruments, Music books & Accessories, Music Lessons Sales & Rentals

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

Houses For Sale

1364 Bay Ave, Trail 250-368-8878

Misc. Wanted

1148 Bay Ave, Trail








Route 109 20 papers 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Mcbeth St, Stewart



Route 195 12 papers Blake Crt,Whitman Way


Route 140 15 papers Daniel , Elm St,Topping St Route 147 5 papers Oak St


Route 403 12 papers Cook Ave, Irwin Ave, St Paul & Thompson Ave Route 406 15 papers Cooke Ave & Kootenay Ave Blueberry Route 414 18 papers Route 308 6 papers Thompson Ave,Victoria Ave 100 St to 104 St Route 416 10 papers Montrose 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, Elmore St, Paul S Route 342 11 papers Route 420 17 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave 1st, 3rd Kootenay Ave, Leroi Ave Route 347 17 papers Route 421 9 papers 10th Ave, 8th Ave, 9th Ave & 9th St Davis & Spokane St Route 348 21 papers Route 422 8 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd 3rd Ave, Jubliee St, Queen St Route 343 25 papers & St. Paul St. 10th Ave, 3rd St, 8th Ave, 9th Ave Route 424 9 papers Ironcolt Ave, Mcleod Ave, Salmo Plewman Way Route 451 11 papers Route 434 7 papers 8th & 9th St 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave,Turner Ave Route 452 13 papers 7 papers Baker Ave, Davies Ave, Hutton St, Route 427 Phoenix Ave, Queen St,Victoria Ave Maclure Ave, Riverside Ave Route 430 10 papers Route 453 12 papers Carney Mill Rd, Cottonwood Ave, Black Diamond Drive, Earl St, Kitchener Ave Glendale Ave,Windam Dr Route 400 33 papers Route 451 9 papers Columbia Ave, Leroi Ave, 1st Ave, 8th St, 9th St Spokane St West Trail Route 340 27 papers Route 132 9 papers Daniel St, Maple St, Pine Ave,Top- 10th Ave, 7th St, 8th St Route 346 27 papers ping St Wilmes Lane 10th Ave, 1st St, 8th Ave, 9th Ave Route 216 25 papers Celia Cres, Regan Cres Route 217 11 papers Marianna Cres

West Trail cont’d

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206



East Trail $259,500 W NE


Warfield $219,000



Sunningdale $199,000




Salmo $50,000


Trail $169,000 W NE

Fruitvale $429,000




Fruitvale $519,900



Glenmerry $339,000



East Trail $189,900 NT N MIDITIO N O C



Fruitvale $299,500



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






Sunningdale $195,000

Warfield $289,000

Montrose $199,900


East Trail



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 Delivery BC and AB



Fruitvale $219,000

Heavy Duty Machinery

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


Sat. June 22 • 1-3pm Sat. June 22 • 11am - 12:30pm 1834 Third Ave, East Trail 7881 Crema Dr, Waneta Village $219,900 $229,900

E.TRAIL, 1170 3rd Ave. Fri. Jun.21 3:30-8pm.; Sat.&Sun. Jun.22-23 8am-3pm. Vinyl material, truck, bedroom suite. & other treasures. FRUITVALE Rosewood Dr. Block Garage Sale Sat.Jun 22 8am - 1pm GARAGE SALE on June 22 2013 from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm location 1197 Davis St. Rossland BC




Garage Sales

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


Sat. June 22 • noon - 3pm Sat. June 22 • 11am - 1pm Sat. June 22 • noon - 2pm 165 Johnson Road, Ross Spur 3441 Aster Drive, Glenmerry 2184 6th Ave, Trail $340,000 $279,000 $129,000

PERSONS with property consigned with Bill Harvey, Wild West Trading Post, Beaver Falls, can collect their items June 24-29th, 12-2pm. All items remaining after June 30th will be disposed of.



Help Wanted


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 366 18 papers Bever St, Columbia Gardens Rd, Laurier Ave, Maple Ave Route 384 19 papers Cedar Ave, Kootenay Ave, S, Mill Rd Route 365 23 papers Laurier Ave, Main St


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

Help Wanted

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.


250.364.1005 Merchandise for Sale


Houses For Sale


Rossland $289,000



Rivervale $429,900






Trail $189,000

Montrose $314,900

Montrose $182,500

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, June 20, 2013 A15


Houses For Sale

Real Estate





Homes Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Shared Accommodation

Auto Financing

Drop by to view this home Saturday, June 22nd, noon-3pm

TEAM DEWITT All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave Trail, BC

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.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 CASTLEGAR, 1Bdrm. ground level, f/s, $600./mo.util.incl., avail. immed. 604-512-4178 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. Glenmerry 2bdrm. apt. F/S Heat included. $750./mo. 250368-5908 GLENVIEW APTS. Large, Quiet 1Bdrm. available. 250368-8391, 250-367-9456

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





Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


A unique private and central country home has been reduced to $340,000. 21/2 acres, partly fenced for children and pets and the rest open field. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, covered decks, lots of parking and privacy galore.

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



Sat. June 22 noon - 3pm 165 Johnson Road, Ross Spur

WANTED IN ROSSLAND: HOUSE or CONDO To Rent or Buy for earliest August 1st.or Sept 1st.Can accommodate date for the right place & arrangement. Reasonable pricing for Sale. 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. 250231-2174 daytime. Monika

ROSSLAND, 2bd. furn/unfurn.,covered carport, clean& quiet, N/S, N/P. 250-362-9473 ROSSLAND, south facing 2bd., non-smoking, pets negotiable, avail. Jul.1st. $700./mo. 250-362-3354, 250-231-3114 SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. Jul.1st. 250-368-3055 TRAIL, 2Bdrm. Small fenced yard. 1blk. to Downtown Trail. $650/mo. 250-368-6076 TRAIL, ONE bdrm. furnished Apt. $650/mo. + utilities. Nonsmoking. 250-364-5678 TRAIL, room for rent in nicely furnished 3bd. house. $400. 250-512-2926, 250-512-1046 TRAIL, Rossland Ave. 1bdrm w/d f/s, n/s n/p. $550/mo. Avail. immed. 250-368-1361 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 UPPER WARFIELD, 2bd. apt. $700./mo. +util. avail. July 1st. 250-231-3538 WARFIELD APARTMENTS. 1&2-bdrm, N/S, N/P. Long term tenants. 250-368-5888


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Trucks & Vans 2003 S-10 4x4, Super Charger, Many Extras. 250-3683127

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Notice To Creditors And Others Notice is Hereby Given that all persons having claims against the Estate of KENNETH WAYNE HILL, Deceased, formerly of the City of Trail, Province of British Columbia, who died on July 16, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned CHRISTIE ROWENA HILL, Administrator, on or before August 30, 2013, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. CHRISTIE ROWENA HILL, Administrator do LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATION 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, BC. V1R 4BI

BAILIFF SALE 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX

s/n JF1GE7G69AG506203 awd; 5 sp;turbo;at;pb;pw;pl;ps;cruise;ac 37884 kms As is where is. Viewing by appointment Offers subject to approval Call Bob 250-365-6516

Homes for Rent Upper Warfield. Well maintained 2-3bdrm, full bsmt, rec. room, shop, w/d,f/s, separate garage, deck. ns, np $1050/mo.+util. neg. 1-250212-3871 W.TRAIL, 2BD. character house for rent. Avail. Jul.1. $750./mo. +util. N/S, N/P, W/D. F/S. Jake 250-512-9603

Room & Board TRAIL, QUIET family home, beautiful garden, $750./mo. all inclusive. Senior preferred. 250-364-5678


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Earn up to $20.00 / hr.

For more information contact:

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Saturday June 22 11am-1pm



3211 Highway Drive, Trail 2132 Daniel Street, Trail

840 Forrest Drive, Warfield

2 bedroom / 1 bath. This home has a great view over the city and features a lovely yard with two off street parking spaces. A home to make your own. Call today before it’s gone.

5 beds, 2 baths. Lovely family home on a nice street. Features a bright, daylight basement and fully fenced backyard with a deck. Call today to view.

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153



2148 Daniel Street, Trail

#107 - 880 Wordsworth Ave, Warfield




2302 Happy Valley Rd, Rossland


Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath, character home Over 2900 sq ft of space with newer windows, upgraded plumbing and electrical panel. There is plenty of parking accessed through the back alley. Relax and/or entertain outside under the large covered patio. This is a very special home!

Stunning home and property! Located on over 6 acres of prime land, this meticulously designed and built home offers mature landscaping, open, sunny floor plan and views from every window. Inground swimming pool, 6 stall barn, the list goes on. Call today!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264



Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur

1991 McLeod Avenue, Rossland Custom 3 bdrm home featuring extensive timber frame accents, granite counter tops and stainless appliances. The sunroom windows frame stunning southern views. The basement is finished, and there is a tandem two door garage. Call today, you’ll be glad you did.


Immaculate 3 bdrm heritage home with stunning. Character throughout with oak and fir hardwood floors, original kitchen cabinets, fireplace and solid wood doors. Plenty of parking in the front and back as well as a garage. Call your REALTOR (R) today!

This 2 bdrm, ground floor condo is priced to sell! The sliding glass door opens up on to grass and green space. A quick possession is available. Call your REALTOR(R) & set of a viewing 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 Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Art (250) 368-8818


441 Whitman Way, Warfield This Emerald Ridge home is beautifully planned and finished. The home offers a great floor plan, deluxe kitchen and fabulous hobby room. There is lots of custom woodwork and you will surely appreciate the high quality finishings. You must see this home to appreciate all it has to offer! Call now.




1734 Noran Street, Trail


Beautifully decorated in a modern, open, metropolitan design, featuring open floor plan, concrete counter tops in newly renovated kitchen, some cork & tile flooring, huge master bedroom with dream closet, two newly renovated bathrooms, and spacious family room. Call your REALTOR(R) now!


1932 2nd Ave. Trail

948 Glover Rd. Trail

1569 3rd Ave Trail

1577 3rd Ave Trail


193 Wellington Avenue, Warfield


EXCELLENT retreat- very clean solid home has 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms all in excellent condition - the lot is fantastic-room for everybody and everything that a proud homeowner wants -you need to see this home. Call your REALTOR(R) for your viewing. Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Bill (250) 231-2710





Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665 or Terry (250) 231-1101

Ron & Darlene Your

Local Home Team

We Sell Great Homes! 3461 Marigold Drive

3151 Iris Crescent

Perfect location in Glenmerry -1 block to the school and park. Perfect price - no house is more affordable this close to the school. Perfect timing - you will be moved in and settled before school starts in September” Call us today

Great family home in Glenmerry. 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Garage, patio, private backyard. Lots of nice renovations already done to this home. Private back entrance allows extra parking. Owner wants it sold.



Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

Columbia Gardens Winery 9340 Station Road, Trail Incredible country acreage package on 47.5 acres. 2 separate family homes plus a separate parcel with mobile home. Large open area for horses etc. or expansion to the existing winery. Great opportunity for a family business or country estate

Call Richard (250) 368-7897


Tonnie Stewart

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

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Trail Daily Times, June 20, 2013  

June 20, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times