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Canada Post franchise plan in hands of politicians BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff


Trail resident Sharon Jackson gets giddy when she thinks about what a Bag of Love can offer a child in transition. Her basement has turned into operation headquarters for a growing cause.

Bags of Love provide more than items Charity gospel concert digs deep for children in need BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Gospel artists are adding their voices to a local cause that adds comfort during a difficult time. The Trail Seventh-day Adventist Church, with help from active Castlegar members, has spent the last year bringing local children in need Bags of Love, a care package donated to children who've had their lives uprooted. Peter Makortoff, Leanne Harrison, Rob Green and Jim Halpin are ready to perform a free will donation Gospel Charity Concert at the East Trail church on July 14 at 2 p.m. with all donations going to these hand-sewn, grab bags full of life essentials. “I just get so excited,” squealed Trail resident Sharon Jackson, as she moves from one end of her basement to the next (nearly every inch storing dona-

tions for the cause). Boxes full of hand-made quilts, donated lightly used stuffies and once loved hot wheel cars are stacked next to organized piles of hygiene materials, story books and more. Jackson's basement is where the bags are created with the child's age in mind (from newborns to 17 year olds). It feels a little like Santa's workshop, an operation that has brought smiles and comfort in an otherwise dark and confusing time. “Right now it's just children and children who are in transition, children who are going to a more secure living environment,” she explained. “Sometimes when they leave they can't take a lot of stuff with them so that's why we give a bag so they've got something of their own to take with them. “It's like being able to take something that only belongs to them and that they can keep on taking with them.”

Though Bags of Love started as a one-woman project in 2005 through the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kentucky, it has now spread across the United States and has just started to crop up in Canada with five chapters in B.C. and one in Alberta. When the potential for a Trail chapter presented itself in 2012, Jackson jumped on board. Now serving Trail and Castlegar, she said the overwhelmingly positive response will eventually lead to the expansion into Nelson, Grand Forks and Creston. Since its inception last year, the local organization has already given out 40 bags. “It didn't take long to fill my basement with donations,” said the local coordinator. “People have been so generous and supportive of this ministry. “The thing they like most about (it) is that the bags stay in the West Kootenay region.” See DONATIONS, Page 3

In a bid to keep Canada Post from privatizing its Trail location, the postal workers union has completed its own mailing campaign and is waiting for the results. In February, Canada Post issued a letter of notification to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) citing its intent to open a privately-owned postal franchise in downtown Trail. At that time, the union had 90 days to offer another option that would be viable and costeffective. To that end, every house in Trail was sent a card that informed residents of the impending change and asked for support. “Everyone in Trail received a postage-free card to fill out that said ‘Save our Post Office,’” said Ed Evans, CUPW Local 842. The cards were mailed directly to Robert Aubin, the NDP MP who serves as critic responsible for Canada Post. “This is a politically motivated issue,” said Evans. “If the Harper government says ‘I don’t care what the public says’ and decides to (privatize) post offices, then he will be on the hot seat for that decision. “The cards of support that everyone has mailed in will be ammo in (the opposition’s) back pocket.” Even if the public responds with overwhelming support to keep Canada Post locations status quo, the subject itself could become a hot-button issue for the government when the House of Commons reconvenes in the fall. “This is not just a union issue,” said Alex Atamanenko, MP for B.C. Southern Interior. “The current government is all about farming out jobs to retail outlets and not worrying about good pay or benefits.” Atamanenko said that preserving Canada Post locations is a community issue that needs support from the local chamber and council to send the message that “further cuts on the backs of rural communities is not acceptable. “We have to watch this because it could be one of those sleeper issues that all of a sudden we wake up and find they have done it,” he said. The Canada Post Corporation came into force as a crown corporation in 1981 with a mandate to set a ‘new direction’ for the postal service, and create a reliable service that ensures the postal service’s financial security See TRENDS, Page 3

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Fortis applies for rate increase The Castlegar News Fortis, the company that provides electrical service to approximately 111,500 customers in the south central part of the province, has applied to the BC Utilities Commission for a rate increase of 3.3 per cent for 2014 and has laid the groundwork to revisit the rate through 2018. “The way it works for the commission is we re-visit our rates every year, so we only requested for 2014 the 3.3 percent but we’re filing the [five-year] application to kind of have the parameters in place,” said Neal Pobran, manager of corporate communications who was reached by telephone. “We’ll go back again through another regulatory process for the following years after that.” Pobran said the public is welcome “We’re trying to to view the applicago to the fivetion and make comyear plan so that ments online. It will if we do have any be available shortly at savings, they are It will also be on the FortisBC website at passed onto the customer.” While BC Hydro Neal Proban has been the subject of intense political debate over its fee structure, FortisBC operates on a smaller playing field and with far fewer customers. Still, according to a corporate report, FortisBC’s electric operations had a net income of $49 million in 2012. The utility is also in the planning stages of a new $16 million operations centre in Ootischenia. “We’re trying to go to the five-year plan so that if we do have any savings, they are passed onto customers,” said Pobran. “Every utility is struggling with this — when you think how much electricity use has increased and the aging of the infrastructure, It’s what everyone is facing right now. People used to have one television and now what… four is pretty common? Different times.” John Walker, President and CEO of FortisBC commented in a press release that cost and reliability are customers main concerns. “In this application, we’re trying to balance our customers’ need to minimize rate increases, while addressing rising power costs and paying for the necessary investment to the electrical system,” said Walker. The FortisBC release also noted a review of the residential conservation rate is underway and they will be filing a report with the results with the commission. “While most customers benefit from the residential conservation rate, we are sensitive that some pay more. This report will provide a better understanding of the issues and impacts of the rate,” said Walker.


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This picker deposited materials and equipment on the roof of the Ferraro’s building in downtown Trail on Tuesday.

Trends changing for mail FROM PAGE 1 and independence. Since then, the Internet revolution sent the postal service into a tailspin as people are turning to digital alternatives to send and receive correspondence. “People are becoming more comfortable with alternative ways to receive everything from bill payments to bank statements,” said Anick Losier, media relations for Canada Post. “They convert to electronic without really thinking about the impact to Canada Post,” she said.

“It means that people don’t need to go to the post office in the same way. “That is the trend and it is not going to turn around,” she added. Although the number of supportive responses hasn’t been officially tallied, Evans said that the overall picture painted is that people want to keep their post offices “where they are at.” “I’ve been reading through a lot of my emails both national and regional,” he said. “In regards to small town post offices, the public is very supportive of us.”

FROM PAGE 1 Locals such as Marcia Michelazzo, who sews most of the organizations quilts, and businesses like Shoppers Drug Mart in Trail, which provides discounted items, are among the many who make this project possible. “It touches the heart to know that we are able to fill a need in the community and provide something special to the children,” explained Jackson. Volunteers from Trail and Castlegar sew the bags and do ongoing fundraising for the project, which includes rolling their sleeves up at the Robson Flea Market to cook breakfast once a month. Admission to the concert is by donation with 100 per cent of funds raised going to Bags of Love supplies and goodies. The community can help with monetary donations or donations of new personal care items (shampoo, toothbrushes, body wash, deodorant), or gently used small toys, books and more. To donate or get involved contact, Jackson at 364-1265 or email


Police locate body By Tamara Hynd Fernie Free Press

The search for missing man Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Fantuz of Jaffray ended when he was found deceased in his vehicle in the Bull River last Saturday. “The truck was found just down stream from where the vehicle went into the Bull River,” said RCMP Cpl. Pat Prefontaine. It is believed that Fantuz drove off the Bull River Forest Service Road on Monday, June 24 and was last seen at 11:15 p.m that same night when he left a friends place to go home in his 1994 Nissan Pathfinder. After not showing up at home, search efforts were initiated. Cranbrook RCMP, SAR, family and friends searched for Fantuz for six days. S

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As the Westside-Kelowna byelection campaign winds down, NDP candidate Carole Gordon is refusing to let the issue of possible B.C. Hydro rate hikes for riding residents disappear. Gordon rallied 33 of her supporters along Highway 97 in Westbank Monday to publicly demand Liberal candidate, Premier Christy Clark, say if there will be hydro rate hikes for locals or not. Standing across the road from Clark’s campaign office, Gordon’s demand elicited a chant of “yes or no,” from her supporters. “The people need to know—is it yes or is it no,” said Gordon. “And they need to know before the byelection. The byelection goes today and is pitting Gordon against Clark and six other challengers. Clark is trying to win the Westside-Kelowna seat that Ben Stewart gave up, after she lost her own Vancouver-Point Grey seat in the May 14 general election while leading her party to another majority government. Last week, Clark said she was keeping B.C. rate hikes down for B.C. Hydro customers, such as the ones who live on the west side of Okanagan Lake. But just a few days later, her energy minister Bill Bennet appeared to contradict her when he said “everyone” in government knew that there would have to be hydro rate increases because of B.C. Hydro’s debt situation. Last week, during an all-candidates debate, Gordon repeatedly challenged Clark to directly address the B.C. Hydro rate hike issue but Clark wouldn’t bite. “I think it shows how disconnected she is with the people of the riding and the people of the province,” said Gordon. The NDP candidate also returned to her familiar message that a vote for her would be a vote for a “local” representative in Victoria. A vote for Clark on the other hand would be a vote for some who is not from here, won’t be here and in Gordon’s words won’t even have a live person on the other end of the phone if constituents call in to her riding office. Gordon said if she is elected she will either be in Victoria when needed or back here in the riding-period. “This is my home. This is where my family is. 2.833 x 4” This is where I live,” she- Black said. Press

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Bee health group formed THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - All the buzz about dead bees is prompting Ontario to seek help from a group of experts. A bee health working group is being formed to make recommendations on how to mitigate the potential risk of a certain pesticide to honey bees, the governing Liberals said Tuesday. The pesticide - neonicotinoid - is used for corn and soybeans. The group will comprise beekeepers, farmers, people in agri-business and scientists as well as staff from federal and provincial agencies. It will meet this month and provide recommendations by next spring, the government said. According to the Canadian Honey Council, the bee population in Canada has dropped by an estimated 35 per cent in the past three years.



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f the people in charge of the various opposition parties in Egypt had any strategic vision, they would not have launched the mass protests that caused the army to oust President Mohammed Morsi on July 4. They would have bided their time and waited for the next election. Because there is probably still going to be a next election in Egypt, despite the coup, and now the Muslim Brotherhood might actually win it. There is a good deal of chatter in the media at the moment about the “end of the Arab Spring,” some of it by commentators who can barely conceal their delight. Egypt, with almost one-third of the world’s total Arab population, was the great symbol of the democratic movement’s success, and now Egyptian democracy is in a mess. But the drama still has a long way to run. Morsi is now under arrest, as are many other leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the passionate demonstrations and counter-demonstrations in the streets of Egypt’s cities make it hard to imagine that any compromise is possible. Indeed, Russia’s President Vladimir

Putin warned last weekend that Egypt risks stumbling into a civil war like the one that has devastated Syria. Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, on the other hand, justified the military coup by claiming that it had been the only alternative to civil war – which could, he said, have been as bad as Somalia. Really? One suspects that he doesn’t know much about Somalia. Indeed, one suspects that he doesn’t really know much about his own country either (he has spent most of his career abroad). There was no risk of civil war in Egypt before last week’s military intervention, and there is no risk of civil war now either. What we are seeing is a no-holdsbarred struggle for power between rival political movements, in a system where the political rules are newly written, hotly disputed, and poorly understood. And all the players have made some serious mistakes. The Muslim Brotherhood, on the basis of last year’s 51.7 per cent majority for Morsi in the presidential election, assumed that it had the unquestioning support of half the population. This


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was probably not true. Many voted for Morsi in recognition of the Muslim Brotherhood’s long resistance to six decades of military dictatorship. Others voted for him in gratitude for the Brotherhood’s unfailing support for the poor, or in disgust at the fact that Morsi’s only opponent in the second round of the election was a left-over from the Mubarak regime. Perhaps as few as half of them actually voted for the Brotherhood’s core project of Islamising Egyptian law and forcing its own version of Islamic values on Egyptian society – but the Brothers seemed to think they all had. Even if that had been true, trying to impose fundamental changes on a country with the support of only half the

population was not wise. Some of the constitutional changes that Morsi imposed, and some of his tactics for pushing them through, may actually have been the result of political compromises within the Brotherhood, where he constantly had to fend off the fanatics who wanted even more extreme measures. Nevertheless, the secular opposition parties inevitably saw him as an extremist, and genuinely feared that he would somehow manage to force the whole package on Egypt. So the secular parties responded with extra-constitutional tactics of their own: mass demonstrations that were explicitly intended to trigger a military takeover that would sideline Morsi and the Brotherhood. In only four days of demos, they succeeded, in large part because the army, a resolutely secular organisation, had its own grave misgivings about where Morsi’s government was taking Egypt. But the army hasn’t actually seized power. It has appointed Adly Mansour, the head of the Constitutional Supreme Court, as interim president, with the task of organising new parliamentary and presidential elec-

tions. It will not be possible to exclude the Muslim Brotherhood from those elections without turning the whole process into a farce – especially since the Brotherhood will probably be going through some changes of its own. The Muslim Brotherhood took little part in the 2011 revolution, and the men at the top, including Morsi, were utterly unprepared for power. They are now likely to be replaced by a younger generation of leaders who are more flexible and more attuned to the realities of power. They might even win the next election, despite all Morsi’s mistakes this time round. That’s the real irony here. If the opposition parties had only left Morsi in power, his unilateral actions and his inability to halt Egypt’s drastic economic decline would have guaranteed an opposition victory at the next election. Now it’s all up in the air again. But democratic politics is far from over in Egypt. Foolish things have been done, but the Arab Spring is not dead. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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mirror privates sector realities, including the fact that businesses must earn their revenues from consumers voluntarily. Businesses must also provide goods and services at a quality that is reflective of their price or go under. Governments have few such incentives in the shortterm. And when it comes to borrowing, the significant difference between the private and government sector is the existence of natural restraints on how much can be borrowed. Overstretched companies will quickly find themselves without additional sources of borrowed cash. They must thus economize or risk bankruptcy. Governments rarely feel such outside pressure, unless their recklessness has gone on for decades (i.e., Greece, and perhaps soon Ontario). The lack of restraints means government rarely ask themselves how they could deliver services differently, more effectively, and for a more reasonable price. Instead, they simply borrow (and tax) more. Another big number Albertans might have missed from the Annual Report while away for the long weekend is $10.9 billion, the unfunded public sector pension liability owed by all Albertans and which is double what the province faced in 2006. In other words, Alberta has faced significant debt for some time. Hiding things from the public’s attention may be “smart” politics, but it does the public a great disservice. Those who engage in such sport should hardly be surprised the public is then wary of giving the political class credit, even whey deserve it for tackling substantive issues. Mark Milke is a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute and director of Alberta policy studies.

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Senior makes sailing history

Students donate fundraising efforts

By Daniel Palmer Victoria News

A 70-year-old British woman made history in Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Monday morning, becoming the oldest woman to sail solo nonstop around the world. Jeanne Socrates left the Strait of Juan de Fuca on October 22, 2012 on her third attempt at tackling the punishing journey. She already held the title as the oldest woman to circumnavigate the globe on a multi-stop journey. “Everyone asks me what my plans are now. I don’t know, I’ve got too many other things to think about, too many repairs to do,” Socrates said, standing on the port side of her 11-metre cruiser Nereida in the Inner Harbour . The most harrowing leg of Socrates’ journey was at Cape Horn off the coast of South Africa, where her previous journey was cut short by stormy seas. “I was coming down Cape Horn on the identical day at almost the same spot as my knockdown (in 2011),” she said. “It’s so uncomfortable, I’m damp, I’m cold … and you kind of think, ‘Why am I doing this?’” Despite the bruising weather through much of her journey, calm winds forced Socrates to anchor off Vancouver Island for two days before a Prince of Whales boat offered to tow her in. “The boating community is such a supportive group of people. You see the best side of humanity, how human beings should be to each other all the time,” she said. To read more about Socrates’ journey, visit

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Executive helped launch Garth Brooks’ career THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE - Jim Foglesong, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks’ career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. He was 90. Kristin Whittlesey, a spokeswoman at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music where Foglesong had been a faculty member since 1991, said Foglesong died Tuesday. Foglesong, a West Virginia native, began his career in New York as a session singer, producer and record executive and moved to Nashville in 1970 after helping Columbia Records launch subsidiary Epic. He began as the head of independent label Dot Records in Nashville and took over as president of Capitol Records’ Nashville division where he helped launch the career of Brooks, country music’s bestselling artist. “Today, the music industry lost its greatest diplomat for kindness, tolerance, faith, and sincerity,” Brooks said. Brooks wasn’t the only musician whose career was touched by Foglesong before he turned to academics later in life. He oversaw label rosters that included Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams, Roy Clark, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty.

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This spring Ms. Jewitt’s Grade 7 class from Glenmerry Elementary participated in the Junior Achievement Program run by John Reed at Community Futures in downtown Trail. Reed taught the students how to start a business. Lessons included setting up a business plan, finding suppliers, calculating unit costs and handling money. The students set up “The Snack Shack,” and raised $200 by selling popsicles and cookies they had baked. The money was donated to the Trail branch of the Canadian Cancer Society and the KBRH Foundation for the paediatric ward.

Couple wants to bring cheetahs to Kaslo By Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star

A couple with close ties to Kaslo is considering bringing their two cheetahs to the north Kootenay Lake community in hopes of expanding its tourism base while helping an endangered species. Earl Pfeifer and Carol Plato own Kane Manor in Kaslo and a few years ago when it was saved from fire by neighbours and the fire department, the couple realized how truly special Kaslo is. “We couldn’t get over how fortunate we were to live in such a wonderful, caring community,” said Pfeifer. “We often talked about finding ways to give back to the town.” On the evening of June 28 about 40 people attended a presentation made at the Legion Hall in Kaslo to hear about the couple’s idea of bringing their two cheetahs, now living with them in their second home near Toronto, to town. “If we were to build this

business back home it would mean a Kaslo business would be offering services that cannot be found anywhere else in North America and that uniqueness could be extremely beneficial for Kaslo,” said Pfeifer. Needing Kaslo’s support to gain necessary permits, the couple is being proactive in the endeavor that is still likely years away from realization. The most difficult milestone of their cheetah project has been achieved, however. And that is actually getting cheetahs, a “class one highly endangered cat.” “They are virtually impossible for all but large zoos to import,” says Pfeifer. “The good news is that on March 28, after two years of work and against all odds, we became the owners of two African cheetahs.” As far as the retired couple knows, they are the only private owners of cheetahs in Canada. They have a one-year-old female named Annie Rose

and a nine-month old named Robin, who was sired by one of the most famous cheetahs in Africa. “Right now we are working seven days a week socializing and training the cats.” Pfiefer describes cheetahs as the original “fraidy cat.” There is no record of a wild cheetah killing a human in the 4,000 years since Egyptians first started keeping the cats captive, he said. Today, there are fewer than 10,000 cheetahs left in the world and their numbers are declining by nearly 1,000 per year due to loss of habitat and farmers being able to kill them. “By the time a child entering J.V. Humphries school this fall is 15, the chances of him being able to ever see a cheetah in the wild will be almost zero,” said Pfeifer. In Africa, cheetahs like Robin’s father, who has been seen by 140,000 school children, are called ambassador cheetahs.

“While not completely tame, they are well trained and socialized,” said Pfeifer. The couple understands the hurdles they will have to jump to bring their cheetah program to Kaslo. “We’re passionately committed to helping save them from extinction, and our resolve is strengthened by knowing that whatever troubles we face, they are nothing compared to the difficulties cheetahs face,” she said. “Hassles, battles, legal issues, current emptying of our bank account and future decimation of our life savings — really — they’re nothing compared to extinction.” Kaslo Mayor Greg Lay says council hasn’t made an official decision and while regulations are fuzzy, he supports the idea. “This would absolutely have a tremendous benefit for Kaslo because it would be the only place in Canada, where people could come to walk with these cheetahs, get their picture taken,” he said.

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Bronze for Big Horns

Win 2-0 over Terrace

By Times Staff The Kootenay South Select Storm U15 Big Horns trampled the competition on their way to a bronze medal at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup in Prince George on the weekend. It was jubilation for the Bighorns, despair for Terrace, as the Kootenay squad won 2-0 over the North Coast team to capture the bronze medal, and finish the tournament with an impressive 3-1 record. It was the culmination of an incredible year for the KSSS eleven, coming off wins at the U16 Boys tournament in Nelson in May, followed by silver medals in Kalispell, Mont. and Couer d’Alene, Id. Matt Liszt of Castlegar marked the winner early in the second half converting a rebound off the goalie and into the back of the net to give the Kootenay reps a 1-0 lead. The irrepressible Liszt struck again later in the half, corralling a deft pass from Elijah Voykin and sending it home with conviction. The defence would do the rest shutting down the capable Terrace forwards with Kootenay keeper and Trail native Mike Isernia a giant in net for the shut out.

Representatives from eight regions descended on the Cariboo city including the Killarney All Stars from the Coastal region 1, the Royal City Westminster United from Coastal 2, Vancouver Island’s Gorge FC, Kelowna Utd. FC, Terrace, the North Cariboo’s Quesnel Strikers, and the home team. In the opening match of round robin play the Bighorns would suffer their only loss, falling 4-1 to eventual champions Royal City Westminster United. While nerves plagued the team in the first tilt, they would bounce back with a 6-1 devastation of the Quesnel Strikers. Building momentum the Big Horns closed out the round robin with a 2-0 victory over the Gorge FC, on the strength of two Voykin goals and an impenetrable Rossland product, Nick Fantin, in net. The team had a distinct West Kootenay flavour, made up of players from Trail, Beaver Valley, Rossland, Castlegar, Nelson, and Genelle, and is the first medal for a KSSS boys U15 team on record. Royal City beat Killarney Allstars 3-2 to win the provincial championship. See photo Page 10.

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Clockwise from top: William Thatcher and Al Cummings practice putting on the green, while Neil Emery zones in on the boccini, and swim coach Colin Berdusco goes over stroke strategy with swimmers Stuart Hawton, Sherry Altrogge, and Alyssa Berdusco (bottom), as they prepare for the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Langley this weekend.

game back. The Phillies meanwhile reversed an 0-6 start and have been unbeatable in the last few weeks, winning six and tying one in its last seven starts. The Phillies opened the weekend Saturday with a doubleheader against West Valley. Derek Green got the start and threw a gem, going the distance in a 10-0 shutout in the first game. Green gave up just two hits and three walks, while striking out five. Brendan Makay was 3-for-4 at the plate, while Daniel Gagnier scored three times, going 2-for-3 with a stolen base. In the second game Makay helped his own cause on the mound by knocking in the winning run in the bottom of the fifth with a single that scored two runs to make it 10-7 Phillies. The Valley comeback came up just short as they plated two more in the top of sixth before Colton Miracle shut the door, striking out the final

Special Olympians off to Summer Games

Phillies, Dbacks on a roll Dbacks lead AA division

By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

The Washington State American Legion single-A and doubleA leagues are feeling the heat from a pair of West Kootenay teams. The single-A West Kootenay Phillies counted seven of a possible eight points on the weekend, while the doubleA West Kootenay Diamondbacks won a pair of games in Medical Lake. The Dbacks cruised to a 16-3 victory in the first game against Medical Lake with Tanner Johnson notching the victory, while Joe Ferraro powered the offence going 4-for-5 with three doubles and a single. Scott Davidson then took the mound for the second end of the doubleheader, getting the win in a closer 14-9 match. The Dbacks ran their record to 9-1 and sit atop the American Legion Federal division with Pullman, 12-2, nipping at their heals one

two batters in the top of seven for the save. On Sunday the Phils travelled to Pullman to play Whitman County looking to sweep. They opened the series with a 13-3 victory riding another fine pitching performance, this time, from Braedon Zarikoff. “I can’t say enough about our pitching, three 13-year olds, and Braedon Zarakoff, he threw a gem again, so our pitchers are doing real well and were hitting quite well too,” said Phillies coach Darren Miracle. The Phillies scored seven runs in the third inning to break open a close 3-2 match for the victory. See PHILLIES, Page 10

By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

Greater Trail Special Olympians are flying high as they get set to compete in the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Langley this weekend. A total of 13 athletes and six coaches from Greater Trail will board a Pacific Coastal jet on Thursday at the Trail Airport joining 90 other Kootenay athletes, and over 1,100 expected to compete in the event from across B.C. And Yukon. “Pacific Coastal has really stepped up to provide charters for these athletes, they’ve gone beyond what we expected,” said Special Olympic golf coach Ben Postmus. The Greater Trail contingent includes bocce athletes Neil Emery, Bob Lattanzio, and

Fred Crerar, five-pin bowlers Paula Prough, Maria Veltri, Tim McTeer, Gary Bjorgan, Stewart Babakoff, Kayleigh Postmus, and Arielle Cochrane, swimmers Alyssa Berdusco, Sherry Alrogge, and Stuart Hawton, and in Golf, William Thatcher and Al Cummings. “We have some really good athletes attending, they’ve worked really hard, and we expect really good results,” added Postmus. The more than 1,100 Special Olympic athletes from the eight SOBC regions and the Yukon will compete in 11 summer sports: 5- and 10-pin bowling, aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, rhythmic gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer and softball. Athletes will show their love of sport and their inspiring sportsman-

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ship as they compete for the opportunity to advance to the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, which will be held in Vancouver. These Games will mark the first time that Special Olympics BC and Yukon athletes participating in basketball, bocce and golf will be able to compete for the chance to advance to the National Games –these three current demonstration sports will be part of the Special Olympics Canada Games for the first time in 2014. The athletes will catch the 9:45 a.m. flight to Vancouver Thursday to be ready for the opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. that night. Competition begins Friday morning and winds up on Saturday night with closing ceremonies and a dance.

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Sports Phillies climb into the hunt

FROM PAGE 9 The second match seemed to be locked up as well. Yet, with the Phillies leading 11-2 in the top of the fifth, Pullman rallied scoring seven in the fifth to close the gap to 11-9. West Kootenay scored four more in the top of seven to go up 16-9, but improbably the Pullman squad plated another seven runs to tie the game and force extras. However, the game would be called a tie as it entered the 10th inning. WKP is just five games back of Central Valley in the Western division, but have four games in hand,

Provincial soccer championship

and a playoff spot not looking so far off. “We’re in the thick of things,” said Miracle. “If we keep winning we got a chance. It’s looking pretty good, if we win our next three we go to University 2 on Sunday and we might actually have to finish the 16-16 game.” The Diamondbacks play Thursday at Butler in a double bill against Rogers at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The Phillies are back in action with a game on Friday at Butler at 7:30 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday at 10 a.m. and noon. submitted photo

The Kootenay South Soccer Select Bighorns took home bronze from the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup. Front row from left: Eli Voykin, Malcom Macleod, Mason Todevic, Mike Isernia, Bryden Tache, Jordan Kniert, Sawyer Mudoch, Dennis Grinblats. Back: Coach Neil Moon, Kevin Nutini, Quentin Lavorato, Blake Sidoni, Akira Engelbrecht, Nicholas Fantin, Sean Hogarth, Mathew Liszt, Mike Moon, Rowen Stevens, Devon Dunkley, (Asst. Coach) Ken Nutini, (Manager) Dominic Isernia  Missing: Tristan Jinjoe.


Cranbrook native headed into Hall THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Geraldine Heaney and Fred Shero are headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Niedermayer, Chelios and Shanahan were the former NHL players chosen for the class of 2013. Heaney will be the third woman enshrined in the Hall. Shero was selected in the builder category. Chelios and Niedermayer made it in their first year of eligibility. The official induction

ceremony is scheduled for November. Niedermayer, a Cranbrook native, won four Stanley Cups in 17 full NHL seasons to go along with a Norris Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy. He had 172 goals and 568 assists in 1,263 games and was considered one of the top defencemen of his era. Chelios played 23 full seasons and parts of three more, taking part in his final NHL game at age 48. Arguably the best U.S.-born player, Chelios won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman three times.

Shanahan had 656 goals and 698 assists. He won three Stanley Cups, an Olympic gold medal and was the quintessential scoring power winger of his era. Heaney was a defenceman on Canada’s gold-medal-winning team at the 2002 Olympics and is considered one of the best female players in history. Shero won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the expansion-era Philadelphia Flyers in 1974 and 1975 and he was seen as an innovator by coaching systems and having a playbook. He was elected to the Hall of Fame 23 years after his death.

Cyswog ‘n’ fun

Race attracts wide range of athletes

The Nelson Star Nelson’s CYSWOG ‘n’ Fun annual event is on the horizon, with participants getting ready to run, swim, and/or bike in this year’s race on Aug. 4. Race director Larry Bickerton said he hopes to see some new faces crossing the finish line at Lakeside Park next month.



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“We’ve always catered more to novice athletes, with our unusual race categories,” Bickerton said, referring to the two- and three-person relay teams that are welcome to take part in the event. “It’s great when you see families and friends taking on the challenge together.” Usually triathlons are reserved for individual participants who race through all three legs of the event themselves — swimming, biking, and running. But with a relay team, each member takes one or two sections. Bickerton said that’s a good option for anyone who wants to be a part of the event, but doesn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to training. There are two race distances: the Sprint course with a 500 metre swim, 22 kilometre bike and a five kilometre run; and the Olympic course where the swim distance is tripled and the bike and run are twice as long. This year the Sprint swimmers will follow a shorter version of the single-loop, triangular course used for the Olympic event — rather than swimming two laps of a rectangle. This will make for a faster swim because there will be fewer corners to navigate, according to Bickerton. “It’s also safer and easier to patrol,” he added. The Olympic course will remain the same as last year. Start times will be staggered with Sprint competitors starting ten minutes after the Olympic race starts. Cyswog organizers recently started a Facebook page for the event where participants are encouraged to connect with swim buddies and look for teammates. Participants can register at Gerick’s Cycle or sign-up online at

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Don’t interfere with Dad and new wife selling house Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

Dear Not Fair: Unless your mother put in her will that the property should go to her children, please give it to Dad without strings. He has been living with this woman for four years. There doesn’t seem to be any physical or emotional abuse, nor is she trying to steal his money and leave him. If she’s taking advantage of him, he doesn’t object. We know you want to protect Dad, but if he is of sound mind, please let him make these decisions on his own -- for better or worse. Dear Annie: I was sitting in my car at the drugstore when a couple came out of the

the letter from “Pa and Ma,” who were hurt that the stepchildren spent more time with the in-laws. They asked whether they should move across the country to be closer to their son. We have two young children and love our parents. However, years ago, we moved far away for better jobs. Both sets of grandparents are in their 60s and retired. They are fairly uninvolved in our lives and visit perhaps once every two or three years. They never offer to babysit and refuse if we ask. Our visits to see them are costly and unpleasant. We receive no financial help from them, nor do we expect it. They’ve also made it clear that they don’t plan to leave us anything when they die. It makes us sad that our kids will never have a strong bond with their grandparents. “Pa and Ma” sound like they want to spend

time with the grandkids, want to help out and want to be a big part of their lives. If they lived near us, we would “adopt” them as our kids’ grandparents so they could spend time together. We have done this with seniors at

our church, who let our kids call them “Grandma and Grandpa.” Please suggest to “Pa and Ma” that they look in their area for a family with young children who would love to have them in their lives. -- Two Sides to Every

Story in New England Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to

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building, and the man started taking pictures of my car with his smartphone. I put my hand up and asked him to stop photographing me. The woman started yelling, saying I was in a parking lot and she could take pictures of whatever she wants. Why does everyone think that just because their phones can snap pictures they can take a photo of anyone they want, whenever they choose? -- Annoyed Dear Annoyed: Because they can. Unless they use the photo for illegal purposes, they can take pictures of your car and anything else. If you see the photo posted online, you can ask that it be removed, but there are no guarantees they will cooperate. In fact, this particular couple sounds excessively rude, irritating and a bit immature. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about it. Dear Annie: We read

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Dear Annie: My parents bought a house 15 years ago. When Mom died seven years later, Dad decided to refinance and take Mom’s name off the deed. The bank needed a co-signer, so my sister and I agreed to be the coborrowers. Dad is now 75. Four years ago, he married a 47-year-old divorcee with a 22-year-old daughter. Since then, they have been living on my dad’s Social Security without making any effort to get a job. Now he wants to sell the house and move to Mexico to be closer to her family. I asked Dad to give us what would have been half of Mom’s share to be split among his seven children. He doesn’t want to give us anything. But without my signature, he can’t sell the property. I’m concerned that this woman is taking advantage of my father. What should I do? -Not Fair




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, July 11, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Conversations with a parent, especially about past issues, are likely today. Or you might talk to relatives you haven’t seen for a while or plan a family reunion. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The pace of your days is busy because you’re trying to do a lot and yet transportation delays and silly errors are maddening. Be patient. These are minor snafus. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You have a chance to work somewhere you worked before or finish old jobs or earn money from past associations. Be aware of this now and take advantage of it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be patient with silly errors and goofy mistakes. This is because Mercury in retrograde is taking place now in

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your sign. Expect delays and misunderstandings. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Respect your need for peace and quiet now. In fact, your ability to research things is better than it has ever been. Enjoy working behind the scenes. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Friends from the past might influence your future goals, so be open to what they have to say. It never hurts to listen. You can discard their advice if you want. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your relationship with bosses from your past or people you haven’t seen for a while can benefit you if you keep an open mind. Avoid controversial subjects. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Because you can finish writing projects or school assignments quite easily now, get down to it. History and the study of the past will

be a cinch. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is the perfect time to clean up loose ends with inheritances, mortgages, debt, taxes and anything to do with shared property. It will be like a hot knife cutting through butter. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The spirit of compromise is what you need right now, because so many planets are

opposing you. Ex-partners might be demanding. At least, listen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your daily tasks at work are dogged by misunderstandings, lost paperwork, delays and canceled appointments. Yes, this is frustrating. However, these errors are minor -- admit it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Old flames from the past

might be back on the scene for some of you. Take care how you dress, because living well is the best revenge. (Ha!) YOU BORN TODAY You are social and enjoy the company of others. Even those who are introverted have a circle of friends. Nevertheless, your privacy is important. You have a finger on the pulse of what is going on around you, and admittedly are fond of gos-









sip. You work well in a team. Your year ahead will be even more social than usual, and all your relationships will thrive. Birthdate of: Sela Ward, actress; Connor Paolo, actor; Liona Boyd, singer/ songwriter/guitarist. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Misplaced your TV Listings? Find TV listings online in every Tuesday edition at

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Coming Events CAMP Koolaree is now registering for July Children’s Camps. Visit for schedules and information.

Information The Trail Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council. The Press Council serves as a forum for unsatisfied reader complaints against member newspapers. Complaints must be filed within a 45 day time limit. For information please go to the Press Council website at or telephone (toll free) 1-888-687-2213.

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

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• Excavator Operators • MSE Wall Foremen • Loader Operators • Skidsteer Operators • Dozer Operators • Skilled Laborers Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil infrastructure contractors, with landmark projects across Canada. We have established ourselves as a builder and employer of choice.

Offering Competitive Compensation! Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada. Please apply by sending your resume to Trevor Argue or fax (1)780-454-8970 Please indicate in your email which field you are applying for.




Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted Prep Cook /Line Cook

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway Owner Operators for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or call Bev at 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank everyone for applying, however we will only contact candidates that interest us.

Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail

Farm Workers LOOKING for an outdoor enthusist who would like a rewarding carreer in the guide outfitting industry. We will train on the job. Will be on horse back hunts.(250) 789-9494

Help Wanted

Full Times Sales Representative. Andre’s Electronic Experts in Castlegar is looking to grow their sales force. Looking for individuals with sales experience and knowledge of cellular/ electronic and appliances. Full time salary/commission with potential wage to be $40,000 - $75,000 plus benefits. Drop off resumes to 200 - 1965 Columbia Ave Castlegar. or email LIVE-IN MANAGER for 50 unit apt. bldg in Trail, B.C. Send resume to 100-3525 Laburnum Drive, Trail, B.C. V1R 2S9.

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

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of

Matthew Underwood 1988 - 2008

Matthew, We miss your smile, Your laugh, Your hugs ~ We miss everything about you. You are forever in our hearts and memories. Love Mom, Dad, Breeanne and Garrett


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1st Trail Real Estate


2 Bedrm Condo

4 Bedrm cation Private Lo

MLS# 2391327


MLS# 2390923

me Aweso r! Starte


MLS# 2389671

Rossland $129,900

Rossland $349,900

Fruitvale $OLD

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

MLS# 2216882


Stunning home set in the heart of Montrose close to all amenities, great neighborhood for family living. Solid maple flooring throughout and two brand new bathrooms with French Provincial tiling. Modern open concept kitchendining room-living room with light streaming in, make this a very inviting home.

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# 2390566

MLS# 2218695

Fruitvale $398,900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490


MLS# 2391456


Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

ce New Pri

MLS# 2389483

MLS# 2389710

MLS# 2214582

Trail $134,900

Trail $449,900

Trail $123,500


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# 2390650


Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

MLS# 2218320

Fruitvale $244,900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

MLS# 2219089

Trail $OLD

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575



Trail $216,000


MLS# 2389239

Fruitvale $OLD

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


MLS# 2389421


Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Personal service with professional results, Buying or Selling

MLS# 2218895

Trail $99,500

We go the extra mile for you!

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

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


Help Wanted Lingo’s Bar & Grill Looking for bartender, servers, Barrista, kitchen & dining staff. Seasonal employment in beautiful Christina Lake, some accommodations available. Please email resume for dining staff to

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Misc. for Sale

Commercial/ Industrial

KILL BED Bugs & Their Eggs! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online (NOT IN STORES).

Waneta area, former body shop, 2700 sq ft or more including office.

or call 250-442-9549. Kitchen candidates email to or call 250-666-0343.

NORTHERN Savings Credit Union has openings for Full time Member Services Representatives for our Masset & Queen Charlotte branches on Haida Gwaii. If you are interested in providing excellent customer service and have good time management and organizational skills. Minimum Qualifications: Secondary school diploma, working knowledge of Microsoft Office.Previous financial services, sales and customer service experience preferred. Please apply online at

SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has openings in our Chip Division. If you have 2 years experience, clean abstract and looking for a long term career opportunity, we encourage your application. Pension Plan, Extended Benefits, Late Model Equipment, Satellite Dispatch and E-logs bring a stable work environment for the Professional Driver. fax 250-357-2009 Enquiries: 250-357-2612 Ext: 230 The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Certified Hand Fallers • Office Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Log Loader Operator • Grapple Yarder Operators • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • 2nd Loaders-Buckermen • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to: **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


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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

Misc. for Sale 2 TENNIS Rackets, New; Windsop Slazonger, Wilson Tempest stretch 28” long, Graphite. 250-368-9474 MAPLE HUTCH and buffet: Hutch- 2doors & 4 drawers; buffet- glass doors, interior lights, wine rack, 2 drawers. 250-368-3570

Commercial Space for Rent

Contact Don Mclachlan

Real Estate


Homes Wanted 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

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 E.Trail 1bd appt., f/s, coin-op laundry. 250-368-3239 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. GLENVIEW APTS. Large, Quiet 1Bdrm. available. 250368-8391, 250-367-9456 ROSSLAND, 2bd. furn. $800.; unfurn.$900. plus utilities. N/S, N/P. 250-362-9473 TRAIL, 1BDRM. Apt, partially furn. $495./mo. utilities incl. N/S, N/P. 250-368-9351 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WARFIELD APARTMENTS. 1&2-bdrm, N/S, N/P. Long term tenants. 250-368-5888

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Auto Financing

All Pro Realty Ltd.




Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


New Restaurant



Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Trail Times

1148 Bay Ave, Trail



Cars - Sports & Imports 1992 Golf Volks Wagon, 4 dr hatch back, 5 sp, new tires, new exhaust, runs excellent. $1,500/obo. 250-442-0122/ 250-493-1807.







Sat. July 14 • 11:30am - 2pm 9480 Station Rd, Waneta

Recreational/Sale 1999 Damon Challenger Ford V10 33ft 1 slide, generator, jacks, new tires $27,500 OBO 250-365-7152



Fruitvale $495,000

Glenmerry $297,500 UE AL DV O GO


Sport Utility Vehicle

Homes for Rent EAST TRAIL 3 bed/1bath, garage & appliances $950 + utilities, long term & references Ph 368-7366 E.TRAIL, 2bd. near Safeway, fenced yard. $750./mo +utilities. 250-362-3316

1997,1998 red Jeep Cherokee, 4 doors, 6 cly eng, auto trans & 5 speed, 270,000km, excellent condition. $2,700 / $3,200obo. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807. 2009 Hyundai Veracruz 7pass. 119000km. well-maintained, exc.cond., hitch, extra mats, window&hood deflectors,block heater.$17,000. 250-364-1940


Sunningdale $199,000


East Trail $259,500



Fruitvale $229,000 W NE


Trucks & Vans MLS#2216322



Glenmerry $239,000

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

Want to Rent


ROSSLAND/TRAIL area, long-term by mature couple, 2bd.+ house, with lots of storage & off street parking. $700800. Ref.avail. 250-364-1051

1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, reg cab, long box, DIESEL, auto, PW, power seat, cruise, power mirrors, incredible condition. $7,900.obo. 303000km. 250-442-0122/250-493-1807.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Notice To Creditors And Others Notice is Hereby Given that all persons having claims against the Estate of DENNIS GUY COONS, Deceased, formerly of the City of Trail, Province of British Columbia, who died on February 8, 2010, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned DONALD WALLACE COONS, CHRISTOPHER BRENT COONS, and MICHAEL JAMES COONS, Executors, 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. DONALD WALLACE COONS, CHRISTOPHER BRENT COONS, and MICHAEL JAMES COONS, Executors c/o LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATION 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, BC. V1R 4B1

We all need to purchase groceries, gas, clothes, tires, hair cuts… Where do you go?

That’s why you advertise… Successful marketing starts with the Trail Times

Lonnie Hart 250-368-8551 ext 201 or

Montrose $189,900

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Fruitvale $259,900

Warfield $74,900



Ross Spur $340,000 LE AB RD O F AF

Salmo $259,000




Fruitvale $199,900 R! ULA TAC C SPE


Sunningdale $229,000


SOLD MLS#2218300


Glenmerry $239,900 D CE DU RE


Montrose $559,000


East Trail $189,900 E LU VA AT E GR

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Glenmerry $339,000


Fruitvale $299,000 D! CE DU E R


East Trail $219,900 T LO BLE U DO


Warfield $229,900 IVE UT EC EX



Montrose $182,500

Trail $328,000

Emerald Ridge $588,000

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

Trail Times Wednesday, July 10, 2013


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600


200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000


ANDRES CAR AUDIO WEST KELOWNA 1881 Harvey Avenue (250) 860-1975


101-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. (250) 493-3800




101-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496


ANDRES WIRELESS Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566


#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700


200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000


745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700


Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880


215 - 450 Lansdowne Mall (250) 377-8007

200-1965 Columbia Ave. 101 Kootenay St. North (250) 365-6455 (250) 426-8927



Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258

300 St. Paul Str. (250) 377-3773


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

154 Victoria Str (250) 314-9944

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Trail Times

OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ Experts OPEN HOUSE


Saturday July 13th from 11am-1pm STING NEW LI

269 Railway Lane, Trail


Value Here - 4 bdrm. - 2 bthrm home with modern decor - this family home has 2200 sq. ft. of living space - finished on both floors - call for your viewing. Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Ron & Darlene Your STING NEW LI

83 Walnut Avenue, Fruitvale

20 Hillside Drive, Trail

650 - 9th Avenue, Montrose

High traffic corner location. Currently has 3 long term tenants. There is also a second floor which has been used as offices but was initially a 2 bedroom apartment that can be quite easily turned back to an apartment.

Ultimate family home with large yard and covered deck. Home has new roof, windows, doors, flooring and bathroom. Call today for your personal viewing!

Open concept, 2 bdrms, office, a/c, u/g sprinklers, garage AND carport, workshop & rec room! Upgrades: kitchen, bath, windows and brand new stainless steel appliances! This is quite a package!

NEW BUILD! 4 bdrm 2 bath home! Fully fenced yard, shop, shed, rebuilt from foundation up! Perfect opportunity to own a new home without having to pay GST!

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

1501 - 2nd Avenue, Trail





Local Home Team

We Sell Great Homes!


Saturday July 13 11am-1pm


Lot 2, Highway 3B, Ross Spur 1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale

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 bdrms & 3 baths. Great family home featuring recent updates to kitchen, deck and new gutters. Across the street from a park and minutes to downtown Fruitvale.

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 Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Art (250) 368-8818


1969 Old Salmo Road, Fruitvale $498,500 Must see home! Immaculate home on 3 acres, triple garage, 3,000 sq. ft., 4 bdrms, 3 baths. Quality construction, landscaped fenced yard.

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

1648 Columbia Avenue, Trail $169,000 Cute as a button, overlooking Columbia River. 2 bdrms updated mechanically, new bthrm, kitchen. Great starter pkg.


2132 Daniel Street, Trail



It’s that time of year again!

The International Judges Arrive July 18th... 302 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac

208 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac



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

This amazing 4 bedroom home offers a designer kitchen with custom cabinetry and bright windows, the bathrooms are updated, and the living room has a gorgeous fireplace and hardwood floors. The yard is beautiful with gardens, patio, sun deck and river views!

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

12 Monashee Place, Rossland

Here’s What YOU Can Do Help:


Gorgeous townhome tucked away amongst the trees. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home boasts hardwood floors, lots of light, a spacious kitchen and all located on one level.

• Mow your lawn (doesn’t matter if it is dry and yellowed) but keep it neat. • Clean up the boulevards and sidewalks around your home. • Deadhead or pick weeds in public floral beds. • Clean up after your pets. • Help your neighbours who may not be able to tidy up their yard or boulevard.

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Beautiful Miral Heights

2320 McBride Street, Trail

2250 McBride Street, Trail


Teck’s Mad Hatters’ Luncheon

#4-1008 Olaus Way, Rossland

July 27, 12 - 2:30pm.


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

Spacious and immaculate family home in Miral Heights. Great location, tastefully decorated with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Call now before it’s gone!


Beautiful ground floor condo with 3 bdrms and2 baths. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, open concept with gorgeous woodwork, granite counter tops, underground parking, tennis courts, hot tub and much, much more. Great price for this package!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Tickets available at Century 21 Kootenay Homes Inc., or Columbia Greenhouse. Visit for more information.


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

Trail Daily Times, July 10, 2013  

July 10, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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