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If all goes well, Castlegar could have a second deputy fire chief by this August. Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel said now that the city has approved the hiring in its last budget meeting, the search is on for a qualified person. That person, said Rempel, needs to be a concise fit for Castlegar. “It’s a matter of finding the right person. We want someone with a lot of experience and knowledge; but of course that knowledge comes with experience. “This department is largely volunteer style and so we want someone with leadership and management skills as well as working in the public environment and working with volunteers,” he explained. Although Castlegar already has one deputy fire chief, Duane Monsen who has been with the de-

partment about five years, Rempel said the sheer volume of ever increasing workload has necessitated the addition to the department. “We just can’t keep up with the building inspections and inspections to public buildings, commercial buildings, schools and halls. We’re a pretty busy department, actually.” Now that the budget is approved, Rempel plans on placing ads for the position locally and with CivicInfo BC and the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC. The prospective deputy fire chief will be interviewed by Rempel, Monsen and another department head, said Rempel. Although Rempel would like to see the position filled by August, he does recognize that the potential candidate might have other obligations, such as a family to move and a house to sell, before being free to step into the position.

Top foursome poses with organizer Suzanne Lehbauer of the Castlegar Hospice Society following the June 23 Hospice-Mountain FM charity golf tournament at Castlegar Golf Club. With Lehbauer, at right, are, from left, Lori Parr, Wendy and Scott Podovelnikoff and Bob Bergman. Jim Sinclair JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

Sunday, June 23 was the occasion of the fifth annual charity golf tournament for the benefit of the Castlegar Hospice Society and, according to the one who would know best, it was the best ever result. Suzanne Lehbauer,

the driving force behind the compassionate society gave a brief report as the crowd was getting set to tuck in to a massive buffet. Totals were not available at that time as the auction of memorabilia (including a Rolling Stones autographed Fender guitar) had yet to be completed. “We had 14 teams

come out, 13 gold sponsors and numerous donations from local businesses,” said Lehbauer, “more this year than ever, which is fabulous! People supporting Hospice... it’s wonderful.” The winning team is identified in the photo caption above. Second and thirdplace foursomes are

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A number of guests including local dignitaries as well as communications and representatives from/ of provincial and federal politicians were on hand on Wednesday, May 29 for Nick Chernoff ’s induction as Castlegar’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. A broadly smiling Mr. Chernoff (longtime operator of Trowelex Rentals) was the centre of attention and accepted the honour with grace and humility. Speaker after speaker, including friends, colleagues, and employees made reference to Nick’s big heart and willingness to help others. Brian Bogle, emcee for the evening and member of the Knights of Columbus

which orchestrates the choosing of the Citizen of the Year, mentioned Nick’s reaction when notified of his selection for the 2012 distinction, “You couldn’t find someone better than me?” When Mr. Chernoff stepped up to the microphone, after expressing heartfelt gratitude, he related a story from his youth. At the age of 18 he had been in a situation where he was able to save a man’s life. Cool under pressure, he did just that. As with so many of Nick’s good works over the years, he had acted with no thought of potential accolades, only because he saw a pressing need. “This,” he said of the honour bestowed that evening, “is my reward.”

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What appeared to be a simple mixup, relatively minor in nature, was reported concerning an early Friday morning incident at West Kootenay Regional Airport. By Saturday morning three sources had responded in regard to the Castlegar stopover of a Canadian Forces helicopter and crew. The search and rescue personnel, en route to provide assistance in floodravaged Southern Alberta had apparently been unsuccessful in its attempts to procure a taxi for the trip from the airport across the river

A helicopter, similar to the Canadian Forces Cormorant pictured above, was apparently involved in the early morning June 22 incident. DVIDS

into Castlegar proper. They ended up calling police. “A squadron destined for Alberta was forced to land at Castlegar airport and they called our office

at around 12:30 a.m. and advised that the taxis were closed and they needed a ride to a local hotel,” informed RCMP Cst. Debbie Postnikoff on June 22.

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Taxi said it was business as usual at the time the call attempts were said to have been made, with two cars at the ready. “Monday to Friday there’s two taxis all day long,” said Foglia on Saturday morning. “I don’t know what the problem would have been, whether it was a wrong number or whatever.” A response from Canadian Forces over the brief time spent in Castlegar was not critical in any way. “The detachment commander for the Cormorants has asked his entire team, air and ground crew, and no one indicated having had issues,” stated Major Isabelle Robitaille in an email.


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It was a Sunday afternoon (June 23) in Robson when drills like the one pictured were noticed at the local volunteer fire department. A brief word with the attending training officer, Capt. Chris MacBain revealed that it was fairly serious business going on. Robson firefighters were in the process of being tested on the upgrading of their skills and qualifications (levels 1 and 2 as defined by an outfit known as the National Fire Protection Association). “Usually only career departments go for this level of certification,” said MacBain, referring to the highest level available. Jim Sinclair

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Literacy champions in the spotlight Submmitted

Who is a champion for literacy? A champion for literacy is anyone who has made a contribution to literacy in Castlegar and the area, including individuals, groups or organizations. On June 18, in the staff lounge at Selkirk College, I had the honour to acknowledge and present a certificate and a gift to each of the nominees who were nominated by others in the community. This years champions for literacy include: Friends of the Castlegar & District Public Library, Laurie Watson, Leanne McKenzie , Jennifer Cliff-Marks, June VanArendonk, Olga Jacinto, Alana Me-

deiros, Laura VanderHoek, Joanne McMeekin, Ken Radcliffe, Donna Bagshaw, Wayne Naka, Tammy Matthews, Sandra Wyllie, Gloria Boyle and Denise Talarico. The Partner in Learning award is awarded by CBAL to an outstanding partner organization. This year’s partner in Learning award was given to Selkirk College for being an outstanding partner. Selkirk College continues to be a key partner in local literacy initiatives. We appreciate their dedication to literacy in the community and support towards the Adult Upgrading Program. Thanks for being an outstanding partner in learning! - Alana Murdoch

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Erran Rilkoff was on the scene last Saturday at the Farmer’s Market with his full stand of fruit and veggies. Also known as The Apple Guy from Grand Forks, Rilkoff is the same person who vends on Thurs-

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Business kudo acepted Professional Service award is presented on June 15 at the Sandman Inn by the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce’s Stuart Ady (right) to Geoff Yule of Yule Anderson Chartered Accountants. Chris Hopkyns

sure his weekly stint is a done deal. “My appearances have been intermittent because business was slow in the beginning,” he explained. This seems to be the reason he had little competition June 22. The weather has been running hot and cold so produce has been

forced to align itself with the whims of the elements. But it seems to have settled down now, what with temperatures being more agreeable. Rilkoff has acquired a home in Castlegar now and hopes to eventually have a year-round produce business.

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Bill C-377 no threat

The Senate of Canada voted Wednesday, June 26 to amend Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations). The amended bill has now been sent back to the House of Commons for further debate and discussion. Really, what’s left to discuss? The aim of the legislation isn’t draconian, Walmart-esque action against unions nor is it something designed to rollback hardfought worker rights. All sectors of society are facing increasing demands for greater transparency of dollars spent. It should be no different with unions. Why should the salaries and expenses of those in positions of power in a union be shielded from scrutiny? It has long been known (see: Quebec) that if someone is going to lie, cheat and steal, they will find a way. Like locks, rules only stop the honest people. Recently, a member of the Vancouver media took on venerable Canadian icon Rick Hansen and the finances of the charitable foundation bearing his name. If our heroes are subject to such accountability, then so too should unions be. If legislators are careful with the legitimate security concerns and privacy issues of some unions (ie: police), fears of a “nannystate” developing from such measures are far-fetched. Other concerns surrounding the bill, as it stands now, are that it’s perhaps unconstitutional and infringes on provincial jurisdiction. Bring those challenges to court. Democracy is always messy but the more open society gets with money, the better. We want to hear from you.

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The rule of three Is it true that deaths come in threes? If so, then I am going to be crossing my fingers and toes and holding my breath. About a month ago, my uncle Roy Englund passed away. Many of the Castlegar and area oldtimers might just remember him. Uncle Roy had a twin brother named Ralph who was an archeologist and worked for the University of BC. Ralph also staked some claims near Red Mountain with Johnny Landis, another Castlegar pioneer. Roy and Ralph were foster brothers to my mother, Rose who was adopted into their family as an infant, and sons to Signe and Johann Emil Englund. The twins, as they were commonly referred to, were born in Trail, but were raised in Castlegar. When my mother was adopted, it was believed that grandma Englund would never have children of her own. Boy were she and grandpa surprised when not only did she become pregnant, but bore twins. Unfortunately for my mother and my uncles, their father, my grandfather, passed away at the age of 51 from a massive heart attack and left behind his two sons, age 10 or so, and my mother, who was 10 years older than that. At that time of her life, my mother was in the service doing whatevMarvin Beatty Reporter

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er Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWACs) do. So it was left up to my grandmother, a Swedish immigrant to raise two, young rambunctious boys on her own. With little to no education, grandma went about providing for the twins. Living through the dirty thirties wasn’t easy, and it was harder yet to raise two young boys alone. But grandma did the best she could. She lived in a house across from what is today’s Castlegar Cadet Hall in the home that my grandfather, a master carpenter, built. The first thing grandma did was take in boarders. That helped stretch the few pennies that there were, but there still wasn’t enough and so grandma took in laundry and began cleaning other people’s homes. Somehow she managed and her two beloved boys learned the value of hard work and sacrifice. When old enough, my Uncle Ralph, who was the oldest of the twins, went to work on the Distant Early Warning Line, commonly known as the DEW line and sent almost every single penny back home to help grandma and to help put his brother Roy through orthopedics school. Roy would eventually become renowned as one of the better orthopedic surgeons in North America. Ralph also made a name for himself in the university and geological world. Cindy Amaral Production Manager

Getting back to the original premise of this column, and just to illustrate how my mind sometimes wanders from one thing to another, I was going to write about the recent passing of my other uncle, Keith Watson, of Fort Frances, Ontario. Uncle Keith was married to my mother’s natural sister, Ellen. He was truly a treasure and worked hard throughout his life. Uncle Keith came from humble beginnings also and he remained humble his whole life. He knew the value of a penny earned and he knew how to make something from nothing. Best of all, he knew how to make people laugh. Now that’s a talent that is precious above all else. Just writing about these three great men, my uncles, led me away from contemplating bad things coming in threes and instead led me to consider what it is in the human spirit that enables simple beings to excel despite the greatest challenges life has to offer; to take humble beginnings and turn their lives into exemplary beacons of hope for others. If I were to carry that theme about things coming in three, maybe I should expand it to include those good things which also come in three. If so, that would include my uncles Roy, Ralph and Keith.

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members who would just love to teach you. On your shelves are most likely a bunch of C.D.’s maybe some even bluegrass from which you can learn the tunes, also the bluegrass family will always share lyrics and music with you. There are plenty of bluegrass websites available, to tell you all about this style of music and its history, also at the library. So, to all you closet musicians, your chance to “come out” is now. Visit our Jamboree, July 12-13-14. At the Pass Creek Fall-Fair Grounds. A work shop will be held there as well. Come and join in.

How important is amateur music? Most definitely, very! Without amateurs we probably wouldn’t have any professionals. That is true in any kind of hobby, may it be music, sports or arts. Besides, we all can’t be pros, even if we had the “rightstuff.” Does this mean that we should not make music, sing or play? Oh, No! Now, that most of us are retired, have raised our families and have a few coins to fall back on, why not blow the dust off that instrument under your bed -The Blueberry and start strumming? pickers There is no such thing as not being good enough, one thing is for sure though, you will not get any better by keeping your fidMy name is Jenna dle in the case. Edwards and I nevBluegrass is perfect er thought I would for this. graduate high school, No 1: A good ear is but thanks to the Onall you need. There is line Centre and the no need to learn how teachers here, John to read music, in fact and Bruna, I’ve sucis not desired. It is al- ceeded and so have most the law not to. If many others. So conyou can hear it, you gratulations to all the can play it. I am quot- graduates. ing Michael Gifford, a This time last year teacher from Warfield I had no idea where area. my life was going and No 2: There are lo- had no plans; but now cal bi-weekly jams in I have plans to start Nelson and Castlegar, college in September, see: bluegrassjambo- to become a pharmaWed., Jan. 28 ree.caPrenatal: for dates Prenatal: Wed., and Jan. 28 cy technician and I’m happenings, where really excited. When I Prenatal: Jan. OFA learn LevelWed., 1:toJan. 30 28 youPrenatal: will play Jan. OFA LevelWed., 1: Jan. 30 28was in school I’ve alwith others. Some ba-30 ways had C’s and lowOFA Level 1: Jan. Avalanche Awareness for Sledders: sic OFA knowledge how Level 1: Jan.to30forerSledders: but since I’ve startAvalanche Awareness Jan. 31 play your chosen in- for ed going to online... Avalanche Awareness Sledders: Jan. 31 Avalanche Awareness for Sledders: strument Jan. 31 is required, Prenatal Refresher: Jan. 31 There however, areFeb. 4 Continued on P. A9 Prenatal Refresher: Feb. 4

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Upcoming June 23 - 29: Legion Week Come

down to the Legion June 27 to celebrate our 70th year of operation and enjoy the outdoor booths. Hotdogs/pop available. The Lounge opens at 2 p.m. and the celebration starts at 3 p.m. Meat draw starting at 4 p.m., the last one until the fall. Guests welcome, they must be signed it to enter the lounge. JUNE 28 - JULY 8: THE TREASURE SHOP is having a big bag sale $10

& $15 all clothing. The Silent Auction is featuring high end paintings, Royal Family mementos, jewelery, etc. This auction closes July 7/13. Thank you to our loyal donors and new volunteers coming on board. Pick up volunteer application forms at the Treasure Shop if you wish to support our worthwhile cause by giving whatever precious time you can spare. Watch for weekly sales!

July 20: Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival at the Pass Creek

Exhibition Grounds, 6:30 p.m. – 8:45  p.m. Outdoor Gospel Music concert featuring local and out of province musicians singing/playing traditional hymns and todays gospel songs. Bring lawn chairs and an offering will be taken. More info, call John at 250-365-7456.


ongoing: Castlegar Garden Club summer meeting schedule

- 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m. at local gardens. For a change of pace, relax over potluck appetizers in a garden setting sharing garden lore. New members always welcome. More info: Rose Cheveldave at 250365-9600 or email ongoing: Kids’ Summer Art Camps at the Kootenay Gal-

28 at 7 p.m. at Nealy O’Briens and runs through the weekend. Contact Frieda for full event details via email friedagurky@ or call 250-231-0583.

lery of Art. July 2, 3, 4 & 9, 10, 11 and August 20, 21, 22 & 27, 28, 29 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch from 12 – 12:30 p.m., please bring your own lunch. Pre-registration is required. $15 per class; supplies included. Sponsored by TECK. More info / registration form link at www.

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june 28: SHSS Grad ‘78 35th Reunion starts this Friday, June

the City of Castlegar present Roy Has Fire, Brian Rosen, Riess Zibin from 7:30 to 10 p.m. 185 Columbia Avenue in downtown Castlegar. July 6: Fundraiser for nonprofit sk8shoes4kids society

Local and pro skaters invited to 4’ mini ramp in the Element Club Bar and Grill. Celebrating grassroots skateboarding and community. Door proceeds with help give Kootenay’s less fortunate youth skateboard shoes through the sk8shoes4kids society. Awesome local DJ’s including DJ Hibbs, DJ Elev8 (Josh’s brother Cody) + DJ Bryx; more to be announced. Doors open 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. Tickets $12 or at the door. Facebook: www.facebook. com/events/656264241054891 or website: www.sk8shoes4kids. com

July 15 - 19: Vacation Bible School at Castlegar Baptist

Church, 419 7th Ave. Children grades K – 6 are invited for a fantastic week of games, crafts, snacks, great fun, skits and Bible lessons. There is no charge. 9 a.m. to noon each day. Register at www.castlegarbaptistchurch. com or call 250-365-7373.

5:30 p.m. at Merry Creek Parking Lot. Bring tools if you have them or we have extra. Two new trails to build! Find us on Facebook at Castlegar Mountain Bike Society. We are part of Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails. Great way to meet like minded people! ongoing: JUNE SENIORs ACTIVITIES @ castlegar COMPLEX

MON: 10:00 Darts, 1:00 Whist, 9:30 Floor Curling. TUES: 9:30 Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts, 7:00 Pool. WED: 9:30 Floor Curling, 10:00 on 19th Raspberry Reunion, 1:00 Bingo only 1st Wed, 7:00 Rummoli. THURS: 9:30 Floor Curling, 9:00 Zone 6 Sr. Games 16th meeting, 2:00 on 6th Gen. Meeting, 1:00 Bingo not @ Gen. Meeting FRI: 10:00 Qi Gong, 1:00 Bridge/Crib. June 14 at 6:00 BC Sr Convention Dinner & Dance SAT: June 15, 6:00 Castlegar Sr Year End Dinner & Dance. June 13-16 BC Seniors Convention @ Complex. ONGOING: Robson Flea Market is

open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, all Summer. New Vendors welcome but book early because we are filling up fast. We offer a fantastic homestyle breakfast and a large variety of items and treasures. Do you

have friends or family visiting this summer, bring them by. Free Door Prize every week, a Silent Auction every month and a Loonie Table with great bargains. For table rentals call Lynne 250-365-8165. ONGOING: Castlegar Rotary Clubs are looking for host fami-

lies for international high school students. Time frame is 2 - 3 months during the upcoming school term. If interested, call Doug Clark at 250-365-3036. Ongoing: FARMER’S MARKET AT THE CASTLEGAR STATION MUSEUM

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A great variety of goods from local vendors: fruit and veggies, pies, cinnamon buns, pyrohi, borscht, jams, plants, haircuts, loofa slice soaps and a lot more. Free coffee, too. New vendors welcome. To book a spot call Deb at 250-365-6440. Spots are only $5. Ongoing: Family Caregiver Series, free Alzheimer Society of

B.C. workshop explains effective ways to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Three Tuesdays: June 11, 18 and 25. Robson community School, 3131 Waldie, Robson. Pre-registration is required. Call 250-365-6769 or email Ongoing: Concerts in the Park

in Castlegar at Kinnaird Park. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from June 12 to August 28. Concessions by the Castlegar Interact Club. More info, call Darlene 250-3652155 Ongoing: All About Breastfeeding Informative support

group for breastfeeding moms. Neighbourhood House (behind Chopsticks) in Castlegar, Tuesdays, 10:30 - noon More info: 250-365-3662, ongoing: tops group meets every wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 10

a.m. at Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Avenue. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Join round table talks, make new friends. Monthly fee of $10. More information call 365-7956. ongoing: sharing dinner pot

All welcome for a hot meal Tuesdays at noon at the Cadet Hall on 8th Avenue in Castlegar, two blocks from the library. No charge. Sponsored by the Stonesoup committee. Ongoing: Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena Sun.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Wednesday at 7 p.m., (Call Fay at 250-

687-0484. Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m.

the back of Church. More info: Carol at 365-5734.

ongoing: al-anon meets every Monday night AL-ANON is for

Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. Castlegar Community Services, Sun Centre. All moms welcome to this loosely structured group supporting challenges of being a mom. No referral required. Comments/queries: Sandi McCreight 250.365.2104 ext. 34

people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) More info call Donna 365-3168 or Eileen 365-3674. ongoing: legion meat draws every saturday Royal Cana-

dian Legion Castlegar/Robson Branch#170, 248 Columbia Ave. Doors open at 3 p.m., draws from 4 - 6 p.m. Draws every half hour with other special prizes awarded. Guests more than welcome and can be signed in by a member. Come out and have fun with great company. ongoing: CRAFTING for WOMEN

Wed. mornings 9 - 12, Sun Centre, above Community Services. No cost but there may be required materials depending on project. Mocassins cost about $50. Knitting and most others - free. Volunteers needed to teach crafts / skills. Phone 250365-2104 ext. 34 or smccreight@ ongoing: Confluence Fellowship Circle A Christian gath-

ering with a Celtic flavour. We meet outside in the warmweather! Call 365-5693 to confirm time and place. What are we about? Come and see, or visit ongoing: poker fundraiser at

the Lion’s Head Pub every Tuesday. Games start at 7 p.m. sharp and go until there is a winner. Buy-in is $50 with 25 per cent going to charity and the rest in cash prizes. 20 players max. ongoing: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS The local Toastmasters

club, the Sentinel Speakers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. More info please call Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336. ongoing: special olympics castlegar needs volunteers More

info please call 250-919-0757.

ongoing: Operation Feast es-

tablished in 2012 provides meals for members of our community. All invited for home-cooked meals Thursdays at New Life Assembly Church, 602 - 7th Street. Doors open at 4 p.m, dinner served until 5:30 p.m. Entrance to dining area located at

ongoing: Mom’s Support Group

ONGOING: Awaken Your Intuition

Free 12 week study group based on Sonia Choquette’s best-seller “The Psychic Pathway”. Let’s learn how to live a more intuitive, guided life together! Contact Deborah @ dnittel@gmail. com ongoing:




Tuesdays 6 - 9 p.m. at 44th Trail Armory in Shaver’s Bench 19907th Ave. Contact Lt(N) Richard Chanig 250-368-6247.

Ongoing: free pool - Everyone welcome Every Saturday at the

Royal Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. Bring friends and have an afternoon of fun.

ongoing: friday youth program

at Blueberry Creek Community School. A fun, safe night for kids in the area to watch a movie, play games/sports and hang out with friends. For grades K - 5, 6:30-8 p.m. and for grades 6 and up, 8-10 p.m. Check out the B.C.C.S. facebook page for movie listings and other information or phone 250-365-7201.

ongoing: need a haircut for a job interview? Brooke will

come to your house and give you a free haircut. Call her at 250-365-2799 to arrange it.

Ongoing: USCC Cultural Interpretive Society meets every

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

Ongoing: Advocate in Castlegar on Thursdays Questions about

welfare issues, disability benefits, tenancy or family law? A staff person from The Advocacy Centre is in Castlegar every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Services, 1007 2nd Street. Appointments are encouraged, so please call the Centre at 250608-0589 or 1-877-352-5777.

Ongoing: Castlegar Garden Club meetings third Wednesday

of the month. New members welcome. Meetings in member’s gardens. More info: Rose Cheveldave 250-365-9600 or email castlegargardenclubinfo@shaw. ca

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... all I’ve gotten were A’s and B’s. It’s a great place to excel and I want to thank my step-mom for encouraging me to come here. The online centre is all about going at your own pace, and it’s perfect for people who want to continue their education or who have trouble in public school, or people who don’t have a lot of time on their hands. The teachers here are so supportive and will help you along the way. If you are thinking of joining but are hesitant I strongly encourage you to come here and see how far you can go. So congratulations to all the grads, the diploma that you A9


receive represents great academic accomplishment and shows all the hard work you’ve put into getting it and I wish you well on the rest of your life’s adventures. Thank you again family and friends of the grads and teacher for helping us all achieve this great accomplishment. -Jenna Edwards, Castlegar

Legion gets a lift The Royal Canadian Legion BR#170 C a s t l e g ar / R o b s on has just finished its HVAC upgrade for the upstairs main hall. This project was required as the heating and poor air con-

ditioning system was failing and in need of major repair. A grant application was made to Columbia Basin Trust for funding of this major project. A sizable portion of the grant was approved, the remaining funds were going to be raised with events at the legion, and donations. This is still in the works. A local contractor was awarded the bid to do the repair. Venture Mechanical Systems of Castlegar did the job. During the repair and upgrade more repair work was found to be required. Venture Mechanical donated a substantial amount of extra materials to complete the upgrade at no charge. The Legion is grate-

ful for this funding and the entire extra effort Venture put in. The Legion hall services many local events; the Strawberry Tea during Sunfest, Remembrance Day services, memorial services and funeral services. The hall is available for rent by any organization in the local area. Now with the improved cooling people have a cool place to use, and during the cold winter months, a warm place to cozy up to. All veterans and members of the Castlegar/Robson Legion wish to thank Columbia Basin Trust, and the City of Castlegar for their continued support of the Legion.

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Art Walk in Castlegar June 25th - September 14th Brochure and walking maps available at the CastlegarChamber of Commerce and all gallery venues. A project of the Castlegar Arts Council

Celebrating 17 years of bringing art to the community!

Castlegar Artwalk now underway marvin beatty Castlegar News Reporter

The official kickoff to the 17th annual Castlegar Artwalk was held at the Community Complex on Tuesday, June 25 with the unveiling of another great lineup of artists who will display their photographs, paintings, jewellery, drawings and more in various locations around Castlegar. About 80 people attended the reception, including about two dozen artists who were on hand to mingle, talk art and answer any questions about their chosen mediums. Like it’s cousin, Sculpturewalk, the event has continued to grow every year, providing visual delights for visitors and locals alike. Castlegar Arts Council president, Leni Normington

said many people come back every year to add to their art collections and had some advice for those gathered. “Buy what you love,” said Normington. “Not what matches your sofa… you can always get a new sofa later.” This year’s Artwalk, which is a self-guided, go-at-your-own-pace tour presented by the Castlegar Arts Council, is organized by the Art Walk Committee and supported by the participation of many business owners. For the artists, Artwalk is an opportunity to exhibit their work outside the usual gallery and studio settings. Some, like first-time participant Andy Samure, saw immediate benefits of the unique business and art community partnership: he sold the only painting he had on display during the reception.

“It’s great,” said Samure. “I’ve sold three in the last four or five weeks and have also given one away.” Samure said he took up painting about eight years ago, primarily as an answer to the question of what he would do with his retirement years. The painting he gave away was a thank-you to a carpenter friend who supplied him with a number of palette knives, not knowing exactly what they were but suspecting that Samure could make use of them. It hasn’t taken Samure long to become involved with like-minded people, including painter Ida Price who also had her work on display. They are both part of the Robson Painters, a group of artists who meet Mondays at the Robson school from 6:30 - 9 p.m. There is no fee and anyone is

welcome to drop in to paint, have a few “fresh eyes” look at their own work or chat with the other artists. Samure’s work will be on display during Artwalk at Kel Print on Columbia Avenue, while other paintings and drawings from the Robson Painters can be viewed at Central City Shoes. Restaurants, gas stations, financial institutions, hotels, and other businesses are all taking part as host venues for Artwalk, which runs until September 15. Brochures detailing all the locations along the Artwalk path can be found at the Chamber of Commerce office as well as participating businesses. The large, colourful brochures are adorned with “Cariboo Waterlilies” by Caroline Halligan and are easy to spot.

Steve Chuen and Judy Madelung stand beside a piece from artist Robyn Millar. Millar was unable to attend but her unique work received many positive comments.

Most of the 2013 Castlegar Artwalk artists were in attendance. At far left is Castlegar Arts Council president Leni Normington.

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Gorgeous gardens in Glade and beyond Derek J. Kaye Castlegar News Contributor

Glade has had many changes in the last decade. The cable ferry across Kootenay River, however, is like a step back in time with it being a constant method of transport to the community for many years. Old farm buildings are becoming almost extinct, but farming has had a revival and

picturesque gardens have replaced gravel pits and mountain bike paths overlaid dirt bike trails. Gone are illegal dumps in the woods. Property owners are proud of the transformation that they have given to the local environment, showing off the products of their endeavors; but shy to be illustrated themselves. From organic farm produce destined for

Nelson to specialty herbs to ceramic art and the combination of old and worn with bright and alive, Glade gardens actually bring the community closer together enough to represent their own brand or style. Cultivated with history, the untamed and the wild, the gardens represent what is best in all of us. The ability to grow and change and show off brightly perhaps

not so much who we are on the outside as the inside. After touring Glade and its participating gardens, and speaking with some of their owners, I felt that some of their pride had been rubbed off on me as I am sure it did for the many guests from Castlegar. I went home and with the places of beauty I had just visited fresh in my mind, I wondered what im-

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Beautiful violets, above left, grown with the help of Gisella Bender of Glade. Radiant lilies the fruit of Heather McIntyre and Jim Dersen’s efforts. Derek J. Kaye




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Many thanks to all our entertainers for great performances: Dawn Graham, Fiddlers Brie & Jill, Seize Tonight, Renegade, Piper John McLeod, Roy Has Fire,Yoga Instructor Carolyn Taves, Harpist Body copy here Quinn Friessen. Heartfelt thanks to all of our AMAZING volunteers! Thank you for your passion & to those who helped plan the event Alana Henne ~ Brooklyn Malakoff ~ Christina Postnikoff ~ Dave Fitchett ~ Dawn Graham ~ Deb Bayoff ~ Jackie Fitchett ~ Janice Johnson ~ Jenny Latremouille ~ Joy Harford ~ Lori D’onofrio ~ Lori Hoover ~ Rebecca Kalmakoff ~ Stacey Cassidy ~ Tina McIntosh. Thank you to all of the wonderful event-day volunteers – your energy is inspiring and we couldn’t do it without you!

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IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR GARDEN - TIPS FOR YOU! Everyone wants to improve their gardening capabilities. Here are some great tips to help you better your green thumb. • Let all your planning ahead be for your plants; a year ahead for annuals, two years ahead for the biennials, an indefinite number of years ahead for the trees. Also going through your garden to scout for insects and diseases at least once per week is a good idea. If caught early these problems are easier to treat. • Consider your garden private territory. Be honest about what you want; if you like woody plants, design a four-season shrub border. Besotted with peonies? Make a peony walk. Grow plenty of what you love, and do not concern yourself with what others may say. • Climbers take up little ground space, and they can be employed for many purposes: to clothe a boring fence, to scramble over a dead tree, to frame an archway, to drape a wall, to disguise a shed, or to climb lightly onto a pergola. They demand comparatively little attention, once they have taken hold of their support, maybe a yearly pruning or a kindly rescue if they have come adrift in a gale.

delivered in forms plants can use. Again- compost! • Planning a fragrant garden can be very rewarding. You can mix similar fragrances to emphasize a specific effect. Try mixing lavender with fennel for a sweet, edible aroma. More experimentally, mix basil, tomato plants and lemon geraniums for a Bloody Mary garden!

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Sports Castlegar Aquanaut teams superb

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The Castlegar Aquanauts were busy over the past two weekends with record-breaking competitions in Trail and Creston. A total of 40 swimmers attended the second meet of the season in Trail, coming in first with a total of 987 points for a margin of victory of more than 200 points. Jaylen Rushton, a division 1 swimmer, broke both the 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly records. Samuel Matthew broke the 200m IM record for division 4 boys. The division 8 boys 200m freestyle relay record was crushed by James Pilla, Niallan Collier, Noah Robertson and Nick Welychko; it was at least 15 years old. Head Coach Nick Welychko and assistant coaches Rachel Wood and Lauren Voss were blown away by how well the swimmers performed this weekend. “All of the swimmers raced incredibly well and there were some very exciting races. It was great to see everybody’s hard work pay off,” said Voss. At the awards

ceremony, the division 2 Castlegar boys swept the podium; third was awarded to Lynden Hanvold and Bryce Anderson, second to Ethan Lawczynski and first to Carson Ogloff. An additional 13 swimmers were awarded with medals for the meet. Third place was presented to Avery Cooke, Emma Lawczynski, Ashlee Martini and James Pilla. Logan Ogloff, Claire Cartwright, Sierra Buchanan, Lauren Voss and Nick Welychko received second place, and Reid Bellamy, Samuel Matthew, Sophie Jansen and Jeffrey Ashton were awarded first place. The third meet of the season, this time in Creston on June 22-23, saw another 25 meet records broken by Castlegar swimmers. Many swimmers swam at least one best time, with some swimmers dropping several seconds from their previous bests. Jaylen Rushton set five new Girls Division 1 records, including the 100m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle. Collectively, the

Aquanauts broke every Boys Division 2 record, with Ethan Lawcznynski beating the 50m breaststroke record and Carson Ogloff breaking the 100m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, and 100m freestyle records. Emma Lawczynski set a new record in the Girls Division 4 100m freestyle. Samuel Matthew broke records in the Boys Division 4 200m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, and 100m freestyle, while Nick Welychko set new records in the Boys Division 8 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, and 100m freestyle. Finally, the team broke many relay records, including the Boys Division 2 200m medley relay (Lowie Vreys, Cayden Cooke, Carson Ogloff Ayden Quintanilha) and the Boys Division 6 200m medley relay (Matthew Holitzki, Noah Larocque, Jeffrey Ashton, Troy Negreiff). The Girls Division 1 (Avery Cooke, Kennady Cartwright, Breanne Kellendonk, Jaylen Rushton),

Castlegar Aquanauts team photo taken in Creston, B.C.

Boys Division 2 (Lynden Hanvold, Ethan Lawczynski, Bryce Anderson, Carson Ogloff), Girls Division 6 (Ashlee Martini, Jintia Ross-Van Mierlo, Sierra Buchanan, Emma Lawczynski) and Boys Division 8 (Nick Welychko, Samuel Matthew, Troy Negreiff, Jeffrey Ashton) each broke their respective 200m freestyle relay records. Sixteen Aquanauts placed in the top three of their division, with bronze medals awarded to Madeline Holitzki, Lynden Hanvold, Sophie Jansen, Troy Negreiff, and Ashlee Martini. Avery Cooke, Logan Ogloff, Claire Cartwright, Ethan Lawczynski, Sierra Buchanan, and Jeffrey Ashton placed second; gold was awarded to Jaylen Rushton, Carson Ogloff, Emma Lawczynski, Samuel Matthew, and Nick Welychko. The Aquanauts have a break from competition during the holiday long weekend, which is a great chance to increase the intensity of thier training while improving both endurance and technique.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 Castlegar News

Silver Medal Sierra Buchanan with her Silver Medal

Div.2 boys (left to right): Ethan Lawczynski, Carson Ogloff, Lynden Hanvold and Bryce Anderson. Siubmitted

Ashlee Martini with her Bronze Medal.


Gold Medal Samuel Matthew with his Gold Medal hardware.


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News New ways to protect B.C. wildlife submitted WildSafeBC

Bear Aware is back for another busy season in Castlegar, but this year, the program has an expanded scope and a new name: WildSafeBC. It has also turned to the use of social media to help in its efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflict throughout the province. The change comes about in response to an increased number of conflicts with other wildlife species as well as an increased demand for information on managing conflicts with animals other than black bears and grizzlies. Every year in B.C., the Conservation Officer Service’s RAPP line receives approximately 25, 000 calls about wildlife sightings and conflicts. The majority can be avoided through proper attractant management. WildSafeBC’s mission statement remains the same: to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation. WildSafeBC has also launched an exciting new map-

ping program under the name of Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP) on the WildSafeBC website: Any reports of wildlife sightings or conflicts will be marked on this map of B.C. which will enable residents to keep an eye on wildlife activity in their neighbourhood. The hope is that when residents know there is a bear hanging around their street, they will be vigilant about securing attractants (e.g.: taking down birdfeeders, bringing in the garbage, and giving the barbecue a quick clean). By providing residents with these updates of wildlife activity, we hope to greatly reduce preventable conflicts and the unnecessary destruction of wildlife as a result. To report a wildlife sighting or conflict, call the RAPP line at

1 (877) 952-7277. “When we were ‘Bear Aware’ and our focus was solely on black bears and grizzlies, we were busy,” says Provincial Coordinator Frank Ritcey, “but now that we are dealing with all forms of human-wildlife conflict, we’re incredibly busy. Because of that increase we needed to find a way to expand our messaging beyond the standard face-to-face educational processes that we used to employ.” Facebook pages have been created for the twenty plus communities that WildSafeBC has coordinators based in. One primary page has been established for the whole of the province (www.facebook. com/wildsafebc) “I am really excited to have this new venue for discussing local wildlife issues in the Castlegar area,” added Jenny Wallace, the WildSafeBC Commu-

nity Coordinator for Castlegar. “By ‘liking’ our page, people can automatically get any updates I post about current wildlife conflicts or find solutions for managing backyard attractants. My hope is that this site will enable us to have a constructive conversation about wildlife issues in Castlegar. Feedback from the community will help WildSafeBC to prioritize our tasks and goals for the season and increase our effectiveness in the Castlegar area!” To find us just login to your Facebook page and search for WildSafeBC Castlegar. For more information contact: Jenny Wallace, WildSafeBC Community Coordinator, Castlegar at Office: 250-365-8971; Home: 250-365-1499 or email: castlegar@ This educational program is owned and developed by the British Columbia Conservation Foundation and is sponsored in Castlegar by Columbia Basin Trust, City of Castlegar, RDCK and the BC Ministry of Environment.







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“Yeah, okay... you do a roundoff, back handspring, two and a half twists from the floor... just whip that out.” Connor Labossiere Labossiere has been involved in gymnastics — a natural stepping stone to the disciplined, athletic moves found in today’s competitive cheerleading environment — from about the age of four when he first started bouncing around in Kindergym. From there, he joined the Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club, which

at the time was operated out of the Robson Hall. He later become a coach as it grew and moved to Robson Elementary and then to its present home at the old middle school in Kinnaird. Now a 22-yearold Simon Fraser University student, Labossiere is work-

Vancouver All Stars, competing out of Port Coquitlam. “You try out in September and get your routine ready and by April, if you want a bid to Worlds, then you’ll go as a team. But if you’re competing for Team Canada, you have to send in a video of you doing the differ-

(Top) Vancouver All Stars at the 2013 World Championships in Orlando, FL. (Bottom) Connor Labossiere being held high by Vancouver All Stars teammates during practice in 2011. Mark Derry Photography,

ing as a server to pay the bills and is nearing completion of a criminology degree. “I’ve kind of retired from gymnastics in the last few months, as I had a torn hamstring… and it was getting a little expensive once my parents had stopped paying for it,” laughed Labossiere. “Having to come up with $400 per month for training was a little too much to be spending with rent and cheerleading on top of that.’ Labossiere competed at the Worlds in 2011 as part of the Abbotsford Valley Stars and this year as a member of the Vancouver All Stars. He hopes to make the Canadian Team for 2014; if not, he’ll still represent Canada as part of the

ent skills that are required. Then a committee goes through thousands of the videos and chooses the best people that they believe would represent Canada well,” he said. Competition fees are steep to get to the Worlds but there is a “Road to Worlds” program which provides venues around the province where teams compete for bids to get to the World Championships. Some of the bids do come with a small amount of compensation but the majority of the money needed to get to the Worlds comes from the athletes. “It’s an expensive competition, but it’s so worth it,” said Labossiere. “It’s amazing.” On May 31 of this year, the ICU (In-

ternational Cheer Union) became the 109th member of the SportAccord, the umbrella organization for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organizers of international sporting events. With 103 Member international federations, representing about 3.5 million athletes, membership in the organization was a big stepping stone for the sport. “The ICU is our way of showing the world we are capable of competing in the Olympics,” said Labossiere. He said some people have told him cheerleading looks so easy anyone can do it. His answer? “Yeah, okay… you go and do a roundoff, back handspring, two and a half twists from the floor… just whip that out.” If injuries are a way of measuring what is and what is not a sport, cheerleading certainly makes the grade. “I’ve had numerous broken toes and fingers, a ruptured disc in my back and a skull injury when I hit my head on the high bar,” said Labossiere. “I still have an indent in my head but whatever, it’s what you do. I took a couple months off and went back into it.” The Stanley Humphries graduate hopes to visit Castlegar soon and pay a visit to the Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club, but before then, he’s looking forward to hearing he has made the cut for Team Canada. Canucks have taken gold five straight years at the competition. “We hope to make it six in a row.”

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All Eyes On The Ball All eyes look toward the goal seconds after Castlegar’s Ryan Trickey (centre in photo) headed a ball into the net late in the second half for a 1-0 victory over Rossland in U13 playoff soccer action at the Castlegar Complex on Monday, June 24. Headers for goals aren’t seen too often at this level but the 12-year-old made no mistake on a nice cross from teammate Owen Reilly (11). Marvin Beatty

Class outside at Syringa? Yes, please


Wildsight’s annual Classroom with Outdoors program visited Castlegar’s Kinnaird Elementary this week

with a trip to Syringa Provincial Park. Grade-four classes took part in an all day hike on the Yellow Pine Trail and learned about plant identification, photosynthesis and the

local ecosystem. Classroom with Outdoors is a school-based environmental education program provided to schools across the Columbia Basin. Columbia Power is a sponsor

of this year’s program and Llewellyn Matthews, Director of (back row-centre) Environment, took time out to visit students and educators at the end of their field trip.

Kids’art camps are back Summer art camps, like the spring break version, pictured, are set to kick off at the Kootenay Gallery. Call 250-365-3337 for details. File


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certain ... and where to find the ends of the answers to starred clues 60 Scull crew 61 Names 64 Mule and whitetail 65 Balanchine bend 66 Canon ending? 67 Peacock’s gait 68 Law firm letterhead abbreviations 69 Lines from the heart?


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23 “Back __!”: “Same here!” 24 Bugs, for one 28 Places to tie up 29 Set of moral principles 30 “__ roll!” 33 Hardly a rookie 34 “Knots Landing” actress __ Park Lincoln 38 Certain November also-ran 39 Will occur as planned 40 The one here 42 Most pretentious 43 Trotsky of Russia

44 Ones resting on a bridge 45 Vivaldi motif 46 Infants don’t eat them 47 Parlor instrument 48 Backpacker, often 52 ‘60s rockers’ jacket style 54 Many a low-budget film 56 Engage in frequent elbow-bending 57 Dutch artist Frans 58 La Salle of “ER” 62 See 59-Across 63 Mercedes roadsters



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MUITO OBRIGADA to the Castlegar Portuguese Social Centre Association for their Grad 2013 Bursary for Chelsea Melo.

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Burdett, Loreen Joyce (Nee Bystrom) passed peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2013 in the company of those who loved her. Loreen was in her 74th year and will be fondly remembered by her family and cherished friends.

A funeral service to remember Loreen will be held at the United Church of Canada, 809 Merry Creek, Castlegar, BC at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

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Loreen is survived by her devoted husband Charles Burdett, her loving daughter Teri Lynn Burdett, her brother Ray Bystrom, his wife Sharon and several great and great-grandchildren. Loreen was predeceased by her sons Guys Albert Burdett and Kimberly Nils Burdett.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Castlegar Hospice Yard Sale!



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Thank You

Words cannot express our gratitude to our Family and Friends for their Donations, Flowers, Cards and Food following the loss of Charlie. Thank you to Dr. Ankenbauer, Paramedics, Castlegar Emergency Staff for the care provided to Charlie.

Rosemary Christensen and Family

By shopping local you support local people. Andy Popoff Dad passed away at the age of 90 at Sherwood Care in Sherwood Park, AB on June 18, 2013. He is survived and sadly missed by his daughters Darlene Pogany, of Sherwood Park, AB, Toni (Jason) Jacob of Honeymoon Bay, B.C., his sister Elsie (Nick) Koochin of Castlegar, his grandchildren Kim (Byron) Myhre, Kari (Nigel) Kucher, Derek (Robin) Pogany, Asia Jacob and his great grandchildren Haley, Tanner, Ethan, and Brooke Myhre, Savanna and Jake Kucher and Cohen Pogany. He is fondly remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and their families. After Dad’s wife passed away, he moved to Sherwood Park to be close to family. Dad was a wonderful, caring, loving man and touched many hearts with his kindness and wisdom. His greatest love was family. The times he treasured the most were spent at family hockey games, family nights, outings and special family occasions. In his 89 year he flew to Victoria, B.C. by himself to spend time with his daughter Toni and family. He was predeceased by his parents Fanny and Nick Popoff, and sisters Ann Chernoff and Mary Swetlishoff. Dad passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side. His family would like to thank Dr. Dusang and the Nursing staff at Sherwood Care in Sherwood Park for the wonderful, considerate and gentle care provided to Dad. There will be a graveside service at the Brilliant Cemetery with a private family gathering to follow.

The interment service for

SALLEY CHRISTINE BIRD will be held at the Kinnaird Park Cemetery 14th Ave, Castlegar, BC at 11:00 am on Monday, July 15, 2013 Refreshments will follow at the Kinnaird Church of God, 2404 Columbia Ave

All are welcome

Alan Kenneth Middleton May 14, 1943 - June 21, 2013 Alan has gone fishing after a short but valiant fight with leukemia. Alan passed peacefully on the first day of summer, a good fishing day to the greatest fishing spot with his loving wife at his side. His sister, daughter and youngest son were nearby at KBRH. Alan will be remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 44 years, Betty, daughter Donna (David), sons Steven and Jamie (Paula). His grandchildren Chris, Shea, Oriana and Masyn; his sister Barb (Stosh) Uchida and brother Dave, the extensive McCuaig clan and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and of course his much beloved Princess. Alan leaves behind many life achievements including working at Zellstoff Celgar Pulp for 39 years. He was a loving, caring, compassionate husband, dad, poppa, uncle, brother-inlaw, friend and neighbor. He was a very active community volunteer. He was a first aide advocate sharing his knowledge whenever he could by instruction or volunteering. He was a cub leader, trainer for Castlegar Rebels, a certified umpire, and he helped with crowd and traffic safety for many local events. He was a member of the BC Wildlife Association, Selkirk Lions Club, Castlegar Legion, United Church, Grandview Co-Op, Habitat for Humanity Director, PPWC Union Executive, Relay for Life, KSCL Board of Directors, Men’s Breakfast Club and C.O.P.’s to name but a few. When his children were younger he was an active school parent and volunteer. He has always been a strong advocate for all of his family and believed in sustainable, responsible hunting and fishing practices. Alan supported many community organizations and one of his favorite was the Dam City Roller Derby team. Alan was always interested in what was going on and how people were doing. He would talk to anyone and everyone and we will all miss him terribly. Celebration of Life to take place at Castlegar United Church, 809 Merry Creek Road on July 2, 2013 at 2 pm. Internment to take place at Robson Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Alan’s name to Habitat for Humanity or Canadian Cancer Society is requested.

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Legal Notices June 24, 2013 File: 4005927 I, Tatjana Elizabeth Martin of 1701 Pass Creek Road, Castlegar, BC V1N 4S5 have applied for a water licence to use water out of Norms Creek which flows south and discharges into the Columbia River and give notice of my application to all persons affected. The point of diversion will be located at approximately 20 meters from the Shukin Bridge. The quantity of water to be diverted or stored is 4.5 cu meters per day. The purpose for which the water will be used is domestic. The land on which the water will be used is 1701 Pass Creek Road Lot 2 District Lot 7455 Kootenay District Plan 6202. Anyone having concerns or comments with regard to the above proposal, please contact me at the above address in order that we may discuss the issues and arrive at a mutually acceptable arrangement. Objections to this application may be filed with the Regional Water Manager at Ministry of Environment, at Water Stewardship Division 401-333 Victoria Street Nelson, BC V1L 4K3 within 30 days of the date of the publication of this notice. Information provided in response to this Notice will be used to help adjudicate this water licence application. Your reply will also be subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection Act. If you have any questions regarding the treatment of your personal information, please contact the Information, Privacy, Security Office, Information Management Branch, Corporate Services Division

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Castlegar News, June 27, 2013  

June 27, 2013 edition of the Castlegar News