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Teck continues pursuit of fugitive dust

Rec rates on the rise



Fugitive dust is a relatively new moniker given to an historical problem in Trail. But what is it really, and why should residents care? Fugitive dust is defined as any solid particulate matter that becomes airborne, through an emission other than a stack or chimney. When inhaled, the fine particles can accumulate in the lungs, causing various respiratory problems including persistent coughing and wheezing. “Wind movement “The emissions and operation of the plants blow fugiaffect the tive dust into the community atmosphere,”said not just Trail Mayor Dieter environmentally Bogs, chair of the Trail Health but especially in and Environment terms of health.” Committee (THEC) “The emissions DIETER BOGS affect the community not just environmentally but especially in terms of health.” In response to a significant windstorm on May 5 which blew a mass quantity of fugitive dust into Rivervale and Birchbank, in early July Teck Trail Operations installed a second monitor at its north entrance that will continuously reads the level of dust in the air. “A massive windstorm went through our town and the warm air sent dust from the Trail operation toward Birchbank,” said Bogs. By the time the dust reached that area it had dissipated, rendering an inaccurate picture of the level of lead and heavy metals that may have contaminated the area. “By the time the dust reached the distance at Birchbank it was diluted and didn’t really show in the readings,” explained Bogs. The new monitor is the same distance from the centre of Teck operations as the monitor in East Trail’s Butler Park, which has been a useful tool for troubleshooting dust levels for years. “It shows minute by minute continuous readings so the next time another storm blows through the exact concentration of fugitive dust should be indicated,” he said. Dust blown into the atmosphere during an event such as a windstorm is referred to as an excursion. “Excursions are short duration abnormal events,” said Carol Vanelli Worosz, Teck’s communications manager. See MORE, Page 3

Annual pool maintenance shutdown set for Aug. 10 BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff


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Only two weeks left to pump iron, swim a lane or relax in the hot tub before the Trail and Leisure Aquatic Centre (TALC) closes its doors to begin annual maintenance on Aug 10. “There is a lot of work that cannot be done when the pool is occupied,” said Trisha Davison, Trail Parks and Recreation director. “We may be closed but it is a busy four weeks.” The pool will be drained and power washed while repairs are made to its pump and filtration system. Earlier this year, council allotted over $180,000 to replace TALC’s lockers this summer, work which will be completed before the doors open on Sept 8. Meanwhile, the fitness centre only will reopen on Aug 19, operating with reduced hours. In February, the Parks and Recreation Department embarked on a mission to write a master plan for delivery of services to residents in Trail. The purpose of the plan is to assist See RATES, Page 3

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points with shortness is the minimum. The bidding: South has a balanced 14 points. He plans to open one club and rebid one notrump. With one more point, South would have opened one notrump. North has a weak hand at favourable vulnerability and jumps to three clubs. East and West are unable to enter the bidding to find their heart fit. They can make three or four hearts. The Lead: West leads the ten of spades, top of a sequence. The play: South wins the spade continuation and draws trump. He will lose one spade, two hearts and two diamonds. South will be down one. This is a victory, not a defeat, because the opponents can make at least +140 in hearts and had to settle with +50. North Raises to Two Clubs: If North raises to two clubs, South will pass and West will bal-

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four hearts for +170. With a diamond lead, East will make one less trick for +140. Result: Three clubs by South down one for -50 or three hearts by East for +140. Note: -We have seen how inverted minor raises solve the problem of investigating major stoppers. -We have also seen how the opponents can be shut out of the bidding with a three club call.

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More methods planned to capture dust

FROM PAGE 1 “Fugitive emissions are not necessarily constant and windblown dust is the type of event Teck wants to control,” she added. Bridget Kivell, member of the Tadanac residents’ association said that the neighbourhood appreciates the many projects Teck is undertaking, such as planting bushes and trees to keep the dust level minimal. “I haven’t noticed a big difference yet,” she said. “But they are very conscientious. If there is a complaint about dust on the road, with one phone call they are quick to get here and water it down.” At a Trail and Health Environment Committee (THEC) meeting in June, Teck’s five-year plan to reduce fugitive dust emissions, which primarily contain lead and arsenic, was presented to members of neighbouring municipalities, interior health authorities and community representatives. “Since the mid 1990s we have reduced our metal emissions to air by 95 per cent,” said Worosz. “Our current focus is on reducing fugitive dust from a variety of sources such as materials storage, transportation and buildings.” Teck plans to reduce fugitive dust emissions include installation of additional truck wheel washing stations, and construction of designated buildings that operate under negative pressure for mixing and storage of materials. “This will make significant improvement to fugitive dust that currently affects our community,” said Bogs.


Vandal cuts gas line By Marvin Beatty Castlegar News

Suspected vandalism to a natural gas line on the roof of Castlegar Primary School sent gas flowing into the atmosphere and the building on Monday, July 22. Fire crews responded around 3:15 p.m. and waited for FortisBC to ensure the power was shut off before entering the building. “Someone broke the main gas line off that feeds the rooftop unit,” said Castlegar Fire Chief Gerry Rempel. “It was free flowing gas into the atmosphere and, in turn, migrated inside the building. It was a very dangerous situation.” Once the power was shut off, crews opened the doors and blew fresh air inside with large fans. Rempel said he made the RCMP aware of the situation. It’s likely that nearby schools would also be checked for any damage.



Village hires new administrator The Nelson Star The Village of Salmo has named Bob Payette its new administrator, effective Aug. 6. For the last year, Payette has been manager of the Village of Thorsby, Alta., west of Leduc. Before that he spent four years working for the Town of Beaumont, Alta. as manager of community and protective services, and a year as recreation director for the City of Fort Saskatchewan. “He loves the outdoors, so you can imagine he’s thrilled about the Kootenays,” Salmo mayor Ann Henderson told 103.5 The Bridge. “Of course, our climate’s a little better than he’s had. He can’t wait to get involved with the community.” Henderson says Payette was chosen from among 60 applicants. He replaces Scott Sommerville, who left recently to become city manager in Kimberley. Deputy clerk/treasurer Kandy Schroder has been filling in as acting administrator.


Mountain bikers chased by bear By Tamara Hynd Fernie Free Press

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The Trail aquatic centre will be closing for its annual maintenance on Aug. 10. The fitness centre will reopen Aug. 19

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FROM PAGE 1 the city in developing strategies to provide quality leisure services for the next ten years and beyond. Over the last six months, information has been collected from stakeholder interviews, council workshops, and a general community survey, which closed July 1. “Now all that information will be analyzed and reviewed over the summer,” explained Davison. Key recommendations and priorities extracted from the data will include short, mid and long-term goals and what direction to take the services, she said. This fall, the Parks and Recreation department will host a public meeting to reveal a draft of the master plan. “My biggest hope is that by the end of it all, the community has participated in the process to develop the plan,” said Davison. “Because it is the residents who benefit directly or indirectly from the services.” When the pool reopens in September, residents will pay 10

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to 20 cents more for drop in fees depending on age; $3 more per hour for group swims; racquetball and squash memberships will increase $7 per year; and field house rentals will increase $3 per hour. In a memo to David Perehudoff, Trail’s chief administrative officer, Davison said that over the past several years, fees for recreation services have increased modestly, but no increase was made in 2012, due in part to the planned changes in Harmonized Sales Tax. “The average labour rate increase for 2013/14 is two per cent,” said Davison. This increase is an attempt to balance cost increases in user fees for facilities and parks with what it is believed the market can bear with the inflationary costs of operating facilities, she added. Trail council gave three readings to the bylaw amendment on Monday night, when enacted allows a two per cent increase to rates and charges for recreational services, effective Sept 1.

A bear chased two mountain bikers on the Coal Discovery Trail near Fernie on Saturday. One biker used pepper spray on the light brown coloured black bear causing the animal to back down. The bikers retreated with the bear and two cubs in pursuit. The two bikers were cycling back the last five km to Fernie when they cycled around a corner and encountered two black bear cubs on the trail. The cyclist’s dog barked, the cubs cried and the mother bear stood straight up and then charged. One cyclist had bear spray in his front pocket and instantly discharging it in the bear’s direction. The sow ran through the cloud and took a full blast in her face near his front tire. She reversed direction but turned to attack again as he dropped his bike and retreated down the trail. With two cyclists and a dog staring back at her, the sow chased her cubs up a tree. The cyclists backtracked towards Ridgemont Road. The cyclist said it was unusual for him to have the bear spray in his pocket as it’s usually buried in his pack. Recent bear events around Fernie had him thinking about bears so he wore hiking shorts that had a pocket for the pepper spray. These bear encounters happen fast. Mountain biker’s speed and quietness put them at greater risk for sudden encounters with wildlife and other trail users. WildSafeBC suggests bikers make noise to avoid surprising wildlife and other trail users at close range, travel in groups and carry bear spray. “Incidents like this need to be reported to the Conservation Officer Service (COS),” said Conservation Officer Patricia Burley. “Human and wildlife interactions and injured wildlife should be reported immediately to COS.

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Last bulk batch of charges for Stanley Cup rioters By Jeff Nagel

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Vancouver Police are seeking charges against another 27 suspected Stanley Cup rioters, including three high school friends from Victoria. It’s the final bulk batch of charges VPD say they’re requesting related to the night of mayhem and violence more than two years ago in downtown Vancouver. A 25-year-old Port Coquitlam woman is accused of punching another woman in the face who tried to protect an unmarked police car in the hours after the Canucks lost the Cup final. Police say the Good Samaritan suffered facial and dental injuries. A 24-year-old Langley man who was out on bail on firearms charges the night of the riot may also face assault and riot-related charges. He was filmed kicking another man on the ground in a swarming attack on Granville Street and later was taped breaking into the Bay. The three high school friends from Victoria are expected to face up to 15 charges. “The three were captured on video committing multiple crimes throughout the night, including break-ins to four separate businesses,” VPD Supt. Dean Robinson said.

They were later caught by Transit Police on SkyTrain with store merchandise that still had price and security tags attached. Police are also seeking charges of break-and-enter, mischief and participating in a riot against two 14-year-old boys. Crown has also recommended charges against Daniel Amesbury, 22, of Maple Ridge. He’s 14th accused suspect to be charged out of 15 identified by police in the brutal swarming attack on Good Samaritan Robert Mackay, who tried to keep looters from breaking into The Bay during the riot. Amesbury is charged with assault, participating in a riot, disguising his face to commit an offence, break and enter and four counts of mischief. Robinson said many charged and convicted rioters continue to ignore court-ordered conditions. Random checks by investigators have found 28 in breach of conditions who have since been charged. Although large batches of charge recommendations are no longer expected, the VPD says further charges may come one or two accused at a time. Police have sought a total of 1,204 charges against 352 rioters.


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Guest book opens for royal wishes Black Press The guest book has opened at Government House, online and in Victoria, for people to send their greetings to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon announced Monday that a signing table is available at her official residence. Messages may also be sent online via the Governor General’s website. “As third in line, he is the future King of Canada,” Guichon said in a statement. “Let us join together in celebration across the province to mark the birth of our future King.” Those who wish to send a congratulatory message online may do so by visiting the Governor General’s website: Communities and businesses set up their own greeting places, collecting infant clothing and gifts for local charities. The Lieutenant Governor’s full statement follows: “On behalf of the people of British Columbia, I offer my congratulations and best wishes to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. This is a

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Mainstream Canada has been awarded a $75,000 judgement against a salmon farm activist who intends to appeal the decision to Supreme Court of Canada. On Monday, the B.C. Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision and ruled that statements made by activist Don Staniford were defamatory and not fair comment. In addition, Justice David Tysoe penalized the activist for his misconduct during trial. “The appropriate way to punish Mr. Staniford for his reprehensible conduct in the litigation is to award Mainstream special costs against him,” wrote Justice David Tysoe. The ruling in favour of Mainstream provides general damages of $25,000 and punitive damages of $50,000. The company had asked for $125,000, but was otherwise pleased by the verdict.

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National Vancouver still pricey THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - A new study says Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada, but it doesn’t crack the top 10 as one of the costliest cities for expatriate employees to be transferred to because of their jobs. Mercer’s 2013 Cost of Living Survey says Canadian cites, overall, moved down in the Briefs ranking this year due to a slight decrease in the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar. The city of Luanada in Angola is the world’s most expensive city for expats, followed by Moscow where a cup of coffee can cost $8.29. The study also says the cost of housing for expats is usually the biggest expense for employers. A luxury two-bedroom unfurnished apartment in Moscow costs $4,600 a month. Rounding out the top five most expensive cities for expats Tokyo, Ndjamena in Chad and Singapore. Other expensive cities on the top 10 list are: Hong Kong, Switzerland’s Geneva, Zurich and Bern and Sydney, Australia.


No action on pollution THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - A study of thousands of environmental problems in Alberta’s oilsands has found that fewer than one per cent have drawn any enforcement action. Independent researchers Peter Lee and Kevin Timoney have assembled a database of more than 9,000 environmental incidents since 1996. The incidents vary from unplanned releases into the Athabasca River and the discovery of unregistered waste sites, to excessive smokestack emissions The study concludes the province’s records on environmental contamination are incomplete and riddled with errors. The researchers also found that enforcement action was only taken in 0.9 per cent of the more than 4,000 cases where an oilsands facility broke an operating condition.

Group doesn’t want refund from Trudeau THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. - A charity that was at the centre of a public controversy about Justin Trudeau’s speaking fees isn’t going to request a refund. Ian Webster, the chairman of the Grace Foundation, said Monday the New Brunswick-based charity won’t seek reimbursement for a $20,000 speaking fee from the Liberal leader. A spokeswoman for Trudeau’s office also confirmed the foundation has told the leader’s office no money will be requested. Trudeau has offered to reimburse any group that was dissatisfied with speeches he gave in return for a speaker’s fee, including the money he received from the Saint John, N.B.-based foundation for a June 2012 fundraising event. The foundation supports the 80-bed Church of St. John and St. Stephen nursing home. Webster said in a telephone interview the matter is now closed as far as his group is concerned. “We didn’t want any money from Justin Trudeau and the matter is closed, end of story. There’s been enough grief go on with this,” he said.


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ambling can be a terrible addiction, only made worse by government’s addiction to money. Ottawa and Toronto are only the latest communities to get caught up in the rush to expand access to gambling. Casinos are all the rage - in addition to Ottawa and Toronto, many aboriginal communities want them, for example. (Of the over 70 casinos in Canada about a fifth are aboriginally owned.) Once Detroiters saw their money going across the river to Windsor’s, they built three. But while the discussion about casinos usually focuses on where to put them, and how to divide up the spoils, too little attention is paid to the huge issue they represent for governments and fairness. As one participant in a conference on gambling observed a few years ago, “the Canadian government gambling model focuses on revenue generation and glosses over harm.” If you’ve ever sat in a bar watching punters feed loonies into video lottery terminals (VLTs) you’ll know that a lot of gambling has nothing to do with the Hollywood image of tuxedoed high rollers betting

vast sums on a roll of the dice. Much of it is cheap and sordid: vulnerable people enticed to throw away the rent money in the eternal quest for the Big Score. Knowing that the industry preys on human weakness, governments sensibly used to make it hard to gamble. Casinos were only available in distant places like Reno and Las Vegas, or restricted to private clubs to ensure that low-budget punters didn’t get in to squander that week’s pay. Because they didn’t depend on them for revenue, governments could be the disinterested regulators that potentially dangerous activities require. Then they discovered what the Mob has known all along - that gambling generates huge amounts of cash for those who own or control casinos. After that the jig was up. Governments’ insatiable search for money, born of an inability to control their own spending, unleashed a wave of state-promoted gambling dens to relieve the credulous of their cash. By a sleight of hand every card shark ought to admire, these governments shifted the discussion from preying on human weak-


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ness to all the benefits that could be created by politicians getting their hands on casino cash cows. Think of all the great public purposes that could be achieved, the good works, charities and sports teams supported, the “community reinvestment” and so forth. And all without raising taxes. But in the rush to cash in the chips, governments forgot that it matters enormously to the integrity of public spending how the money spent is raised. Doing good with the money is not enough. It is the job of government to decide what public services the community needs and can afford but also to ensure that the money raised to pay for those services meets certain standards. We endlessly debate the fairness of the

tax system, the regressive nature of sales taxes, how the tax burden should be shared out between individuals and corporations, how much harder the income tax should hit those at the top of the income scale than at the bottom. We worry about how user fees will affect low income people. Ability to pay is a crucial part of the debate over taxes, as Margaret Thatcher learned when she was driven from office in part by a decision to impose a tax (the “community charge”) that took no account of ability to pay. Somehow gambling revenues escape this scrutiny. Yet if politicians are genuinely convinced that the things they spend gambling revenue on are legitimate public purposes, then they should use the established tax system to collect those revenues, making everyone contribute their fair share under the law, and not just those vulnerable to the siren song of Lady Luck. Remember that no matter what the politicians promoting gambling say, gambling revenues from local casinos by and large comes from local people, not outsiders. The casinos don’t generate new wealth for the com-

munity. They take money from locals who would have spent it on other things, on clothes and rent and food, and exploit human weakness to transfer that money into the hands of those same politicians to dispense on projects that they think make them look good. Yes, we’ve always taxed vice (think tobacco and alcohol) and we should continue to do so. But clearly the scale of revenues governments get from controlling (and not just taxing) gambling have become so large that they no longer focus successfully on the damage gambling does. Governments that should be arm’s length independent regulators of gambling in the public interest are now shabby self-interested enablers. Everything we used to understand about how to limit the harm gambling does has been tossed out the window by politicians in the pursuit of cash. Shame on them. Brian Lee Crowley ( is the Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa: www.

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City needs to focus on infrastructure

I have lived in the Trail area since 1951 and my father and his father since 1910. They had a farm even before the old bridge was built and resided on the east Trail side at that time. My father even had a twin brother who drowned in the Columbia in 1918. I have followed the history of Trail for many years. I feel I can add some comments good or bad. Firstly, if the city thinks the 50-year-old new bridge is going to last they better start thinking again and planning and negotiating for a new one somewhere. If you’ve ever walked across it when the constant big loaded trucks go by, the bridge shakes worse than some of the rides at the fair. I have a relative who is too afraid and will never walk across it to go downtown. Do they honestly think it can take the strain? Not likely. What’s

going to happen if for some reason it has to close? You have to drive to Castlegar just to go to work. As for the beautiful upgrades planed for Victoria Street, there are only four reasons tourists come to Trail. To see the smelter, to visit relatives, to see the Trail Smoke Eaters, and to go to the Colander. I’ve never heard of anyone coming to see the temporary flowers by the sidewalk and especially (someone’s bright idea a few years ago) the palm tree in front of the arena. This ain’t California. Also heard many comments about the waste of money spent with those giant flower pots all over the city. As for the bridge, it hasn’t been painted in years and the paint is peeling so bad the only thing holding the remaining paint on is the pigeon droppings.

If you're going to promote the Smoke Eaters, you might think about painting the bridge their colors and installing a giant hockey stick statue. Gordy Derosa seems to be the only one who knows just what this city needs when upgrades are needed badly. I’ve been flooded times in past years at great expense but the city has not done anything to correct the problem which is entirely their fault with undersize street drainage and no preventative measures taken. I’d have a better chance to find a three-legged ballerina than get any help with flood prevention. I’m sure others feel the same. I now I’m gonna get some negative feedback on these comments but if keep quiet, the city thinks everything is rosy. Bob Barach Trail


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Political mindset needs changing An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star Politicians are their own worst enemies. The latest flub from those we send off to represent us is an “enemies” list included this week in the briefing notes for new federal cabinet ministers. Those newly minted ministers were told who they should talk to and confide in ... and who they should avoid or blacklist. What happens to these people after they are elected? They run for office and leave home to head to St. John’s or Ottawa as apparently sensible people and show up in the House of Commons or the House of Assembly with a partisan and nasty streak. They promise voters to work for them when in office and they show up on the job to look after themselves and do whatever they can to get whatever they can for themselves. The latest from the Harper government reveals more about the Conservatives who are running the country than it does about their self-labelled “enemies.”

This is the same group put in office mostly because they promised to do better and be more transparent than the last group who got caught in a web of political scandal in Quebec and got turfed. It likely shows they are all alike ... just as voters suspected. No wonder voters stay away from the polls at election time in droves. Many Canadians think - and there is lots of evidence to back up their theory - that it doesn’t matter who is running the government ... they are there to look after themselves and their political pals. The next time a government shuffles a cabinet and needs help drafting briefing notes they can include this in bold type: You have a responsibility to do your best for all Canadians while you are collecting your hefty salary. That includes those you don’t agree with and those who don’t tell you only what you want to hear. The kind of bunker mentality being fostered now isn’t acceptable for this country or its people - all of them.

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OBITUARIES KOBLUK (NEE HERRON), SHIRLEY MARGUERITE — passed away on July 21, 2013 at the nursing care section of Rosewood Village in Trail. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on February 18, 1926 and was adopted at birth by Cathleen and Joseph Herron. At six years of age, Shirley began her education at St. Joseph Academy in Nelson staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph and operated by the Catholic Cathedral Parish of Mary Immaculate in Nelson BC. An interest in music brought Shirley into music studies by Gladys Webb Foster of Nelson, studying violin and piano. As a teenager, she became the organist at the Cathedral. After graduating from the Academy high school, Shirley began teaching piano in Nelson, and participated as a violinist or pianist at various music events sponsored by the Academy and community organizations. On June 25, 1943, Shirley provided music entertainment during an Oratorical Contest held at the Cathedral Parish Hall, where she met Joseph Kobluk of Trail BC, who was the winning entry in the oratory contest. This new friendship led to an experience at the Toronto Conservatory of Music in 1946 where Shirley was resident as a piano student seeking a diploma as a piano teacher, while Joseph was enrolled at the University of Toronto. Shirley achieved a Teacher/Performer Diploma from the Toronto Conservatory, and a similar diploma from the London England School of Music, and became a professional piano teacher in Nelson and Trail. She also was a member of the Registered Piano Teachers’ Association. Shirley married Joseph on June 21, 1949 at the Cathedral in Nelson and became a permanent resident of Trail where she raised two children and continued piano teaching courses for children in Trail until her retirement as a teacher at the turn of the century. One of the highlights of her life was the acceptance of an invitation by Queen Elizabeth of England to an evening reception given by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on board the Royal Yacht “Britannia” at Vancouver harbour in May of 1971. Shirley personally met and spoke to the Queen and the Duke accompanied by her husband Joseph. Shirley was predeceased by her adoptive parents Cathleen and Joseph Herron in 1990, her fatherin-law Peter Kobluk in 1990, her mother-in-law Pauline Kobluk in 1992 and her sister-in-law Betty Bohn in 1995. Family members to grieve her departure are her daughter Kathleen Fromont of Spokane, Washington and family, her son Kenneth Kobluk of Trail and family, her sister-in-law Pauline Jablonsky of Montrose, BC and family, and her brother-inlaw Michael Kobluk of Spokane, Washington and family. A private family service will be held at a later date. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Shirley’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation Critical Care Campaign at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.


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Royal family shows off newborn son to the world THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne. The royal couple, both 31, looked happy and relaxed as they waved at the crowds of journalists and onlookers gathered outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, posing for photographs and joking with reporters. Kate, wearing a baby blue polka dot Jenny Packham dress, smiled and waved as she stepped out from the hospital doors with the future monarch in her arms. “It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like,” she told journalists. Kate then gave the baby to her husband, who, cradling their child, said: “He’s got her looks, thankfully. He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure.” William added: “He’s a big boy. He’s quite heavy,” and laughed when a reporter asked him about the baby’s hair. “He’s got way more than me, thank God,” he said.

The couple also revealed that William has had a go at changing the infant’s first diaper. “He’s very good at it,” Kate said.

“He’s got her looks thankfully.” PRINCE WILLIAM

The new parents drew whoops and excited applause from well-wishers as they revealed the newest member of Britain’s royal family. William said they’re still trying to decide what to name the little prince. The couple re-entered the hospital to place the child in a car seat before re-emerging to get into an SUV. William drove them away – palace officials said they will head to an apartment in Kensington Palace and spend the night there. The young family’s first public appearance together has been the moment that the world’s media and crowds of onlookers camped outside the hospital had long been waiting for, and the photographs snapped Tuesday are likely to be reprinted for decades as the baby grows into adulthood and his role as a future king. The appearance recalls

a similar one three decades ago, when Princess Diana and Prince Charles carried a newborn William out to pose for photographs on the same steps in 1982. Katie Allan, 26, was elated to witness the 2013 edition. “William gave us a wave as they drove away so it was perfect. Days like this really bring the country together,” she said. Earlier, William’s father, Charles, and his wife, Camilla, as well as Michael and Carole Middleton – Kate’s parents – visited the young family at the hospital. Charles called the baby “marvelous,” while a beaming Carole Middleton described the infant as “absolutely beautiful.” It was not immediately clear when Queen Elizabeth II would meet the newborn heir. The couple’s Kensington Palace office said Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to the 8 pound, 6 ounce (3.8 kilogram) baby boy at 4:24 p.m. Monday. The news was greeted with shrieks of joy and applause by hundreds of Britons and tourists gathered outside the hospital’s private Lindo Wing and Buckingham Palace. Revelers staged impromptu parties at both

locations, and large crowds crushed against the palace gates to try to catch a glimpse – and a photograph – of the golden easel placed there to formally announce the birth. Hundreds were still lining up outside the palace gates Tuesday to get near the ornate easel. In London, gun salutes were fired, celebratory lights came on, and bells chimed at Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate wed in a lavish ceremony that drew millions of television viewers worldwide. The baby is just a day old – and may not be named for days or even weeks – but he already has a building dedicated to him. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said an enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo would be named after the prince as part of a gift from Australia. The government would donate 10,000 Australian dollars ($9,300) on the young prince’s behalf toward a research project at the zoo to save the endangered bilby, a rabbit-like marsupial whose numbers are dwindling in the wild. British media joined in the celebration, with many newspapers printing souvenir editions.

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By Times Staff The Trail Little League All Stars remained winless after losing a close match to host Kerrisdale at the B.C. Little League championship on Monday. A four run third inning broke a 2-2 tie as Kerrisdale went on to a 10-7 victory. The score was 7-4 heading into the sixth but a two-out rally in the top of six counted three more runs for Kerrisdale. The Trail side tried to comeback in the sixth but the three runs would haunt them, as they scored three runs of their own only to come up short in the bottom half of the inning. Allison Schroeder started the rally with a single, but was put out at second on a fielder’s choice with Bradley Ross advancing to first. Marty Ingram then walked, bringing up Connor Comishin who singled putting Ingram on second and Ross at third to load the bases. Brendan Vulcano, who leads the team with a .571 batting average, then drew a walk to score Ross. Reilly McKinnon would score Ingram and Comishin to cut the lead to three but that was as close as the All Stars would come. Comishin went 2-for-2 with a walk in the game while Ross was 2-for-4, and Jesse Ihas knocked in a pair of runs, going 1-for-2. In other games Monday Hastings dumped Dunbar 16-1 and Forest Hills downed Beacon Hill 21-2. The All Stars played Dunbar at 3 p.m. Tuesday but scores were unavailable at press time. They play Beacon Hill at noon today, and Forest Hills on Thursday at noon.

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Thirteen-year-old Jackson Konkin swam, biked, and ran his way to top spot in his division at Penticton’s Kids of Steel Triathlon on Saturday, posting the fastest time in every leg of the race.

Konkin class of Kids of Steel triathlon By Times Staff Jackson Konkin won gold again in his age group at the Kids of Steel Triathlon in Penticton on the weekend. Coming off a victory at the Pharmasave Christina Lake Sprint Triathlon last month in the 13-18 age group, the 13-year-old tri-athlete made it two in a row Saturday finishing the swim, bike, and run in 35 minutes and 17

seconds total. “This race was the hardest one I have ever done but it was still really fun,” said Konkin. The Trail native dominated every aspect of the race, comprised of a 300-metre swim, 10-km bike, and 2.4 km run. He clocked the fastest times among his competitors in each leg of the race, finishing almost two-

minutes ahead of runner up Tate Haugan from Charlie Lake. Konkin completed the swim portion in 4:26, the bike in 17:03 - while averaging over 35 kilometersper-hour - and run in 11:39. “After the race, Simon Whitfield’s coach Lance Watson gave me some great running tips so hopefully I can be faster next time,” he

added. Konkin is a member of the Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) which is the competitive division of the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC) with his main focus toward triathlon training. For more information on joining the TWSC (competitive, triathlete or masters) divisions emailtrailwsc@


Harding takes Birchbank club title By Times Staff The Birchbank Golf Club held it’s 2013 Men’s Club Championship on the weekend and when the last putt sank, a familiar figure raised the champions trophy. The championship was a two-day 36-hole competition with 35 low-handi-

cappers hitting the fairways Saturday and Sunday. Brad Harding in his characteristic floppy hat, sun glasses, turned up collar, and Bermuda shorts hit a two-day total of 143 to take the overall low gross title. Overall low net winner went to Dan Horan who beast

Wayne Southall on the first playoff hole with a 136. The first flight low gross winner went to Willie Hicks, and the first flight low net to Bob Elliott. In The second flight, Wayne Southall picked up low gross, while Russ Beauchamp claimed low net.

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They felt sick, angry, cheated, deceived. Not only did Ryan Braun let down scores of baseball fans Monday, he riled up players all around the majors. The guys who used to be in his corner. The guys who make up the union membership. “Watching him talk right now makes me sick,” Skip Schumaker of the Los Angeles Dodgers said. “I have an autographed Braun jersey in my baseball room that I’ll be taking down. I don’t want my son identifying what I’ve worked so hard to get to and work so hard to have - I don’t want him comparing Braun to me.” The Milwaukee Brewers slugger accepted a 65-game suspension Monday for unspecified “violations” of baseball’s drug program and labour contract. Just last year, the 2011 NL MVP dodged a 50-game penalty when an arbitrator overturned his positive test for elevated testosterone because the urine sample had been improperly handled. Then he held a news conference at spring training in Phoenix and read a defiant statement, insisting he was


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innocent. Trail native Jason Bay watched it on television, just like everyone else. “I think for me what makes me mad,” the Seattle outfielder said, “basically it just kills all the credibility of anybody.” Reaction poured in after Major League Baseball banned Braun without pay for the rest of the season and the post-season, the beginning of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performanceenhancing drugs. Plenty of it was pretty harsh. “I think everybody’s frustrated, especially the players. I think we all feel a little bit cheated,” Mariners pitcher Joe Saunders said. Schumaker thinks Braun should hand over his MVP award to Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished second in the 2011 balloting. “In my opinion, he should be suspended - lifetime ban. One strike, you’re out. It’s enough. It’s ridiculous,” Schumaker said. “He lied to a lot of people. I was convinced, after that MVP, that he didn’t do it.” Braun, struggling through an injury-plagued season, will miss Milwaukee’s final 65

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games, costing him about $3 million of his $8.5 million salary. But his punishment probably won’t affect the Brewers’ playoff chances much - they were last in the NL Central at 41-56, already far out of wildcard contention. “I talked to a lot of the guys and we think the penalties aren’t harsh enough,” Saunders said. “I think it should have been a year’s suspension, at least. Just my take on it. I don’t get why guys have to do that stuff.” Braun issued a statement Monday saying he’s not perfect and realizes now that he has made some mistakes. He apologized “to anyone I may have disappointed” and said he was happy to have the matter behind him “once and for all.” Bay thinks Braun could have handled his situation differently. “If you look at the guys who have done stuff and just come out and admit it, a lot of guys don’t remember who those guys were,” Bay said. “But the guys who run up and down and say, ‘No, no,’ and then it gets drug through the mud 10 times worse, it makes it tougher on themselves and the rest of us.”

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with all my heart. I know I have things to work on. Where is the respect for women out there? -- Broken Heart Dear Broken: While we agree that women shouldn’t go after married men (and vice versa), you are blaming the woman when it is your husband who strayed. He wanted an excuse to get out of his responsibilities, and she was simply the match that lit the flame. Please see a lawyer immediately so you can protect yourself and your children. Then ask your husband to go with you for counseling to see whether you can reconcile. But if

constraints. Instead, when she calls to set up a lunch date, I simply say that I’m too busy. I no longer think this “friendship” is worth my time. Am I wrong to cut her out of my life over this? -Disrespected Dear Disrespected: It depends on whether she offers anything other than an absentee luncheon date. You are angry and looking to punish her. Decide whether you want the friendship to end or whether you simply want her to put down the cellphone. There is nothing wrong with asking her to make your lunch a “phone free” zone so you can concentrate on each other. If she refuses to turn off her cellphone and answers a call in mid-conversation, feel free to get up and leave, saying, “Obviously, you are busy. Perhaps I’ll see you another time.” Dear Annie: I am responding to “Outcast Sister,” who cares for

her mom. It is terrible of her sisters to complain because she is getting paid for this. No one realizes how time consuming it is to watch a loved one. She should tell them to take a turn watching Mom, driving her to the doctor’s, and doing

the laundry, housekeeping and bathing, and see how much time and effort it takes. I am one of 10 kids who took care of Mom on weekends when the caregiver needed time off. Her sisters should be grateful that she is willing to take this on

instead of hiring a paid stranger. God bless her. -- Enraged Reader 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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he is determined to get out of the marriage, the counseling will help you develop coping strategies for the future. Your children need you to be strong and capable. Dear Annie: As a working mom, my schedule is tight. For several years, I have enjoyed a periodic lunch with a nonworking friend where we catch up on our kids’ activities and discuss books or movies. Twice during recent lunches, her cellphone has rung, and in mid-sentence, she has picked it up and commenced chatting with the caller. I could understand if it were an emergency call from her son’s school, but I end up sitting there staring in silence at my lunch while she cheerfully talks about a trip to the beach. My husband thinks I should tell her that I find this disrespectful and rude, as well as insensitive to my time

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Dear Annie: I’m a very sad woman. I work and take care of my home and kids. My husband and I had trouble getting pregnant with the second child and after months of trying went to a fertility clinic. It was a difficult time, and I was not giving my husband all of the attention he needed. One day, he was at my friend’s house, and a female acquaintance of hers was there. This woman was in the middle of her own divorce, and she and my husband began a conversation. She told him if he wasn’t happy, he should divorce me and be happy for himself, instead of worrying about his wife and kids. My husband filed divorce papers while I was pregnant. Now the two of them are together, and he thinks I don’t know. What kind of woman thinks this is OK to do? I have two small kids and love my husband




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, July 25, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good day to do research or seek out solutions for past problems. You might be surprised by your success rate. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Discussions with others in a group might rehash old problems. And perhaps this time, you will see things in a new light. One can only hope. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Talk to people in authority about financial matters today, especially your earnings or regarding something you own. You just might get what you want if you are direct about it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a good day to finalize plans regarding travel or higher education that you have been considering for some time. Think of it as

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wrapping up your chance for a dream. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your feelings of sympathy for someone who is less fortunate might prompt you to be generous. Probably, you’ve been considering this for a while. (Kindness is a good thing.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Discussions with partners and close friends might reexamine something that was previously discussed. Perhaps this time you are more sympathetic to see the other person’s point of view. And vice versa. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) At work today, you will find that there is a mutual support and sympathy between co-workers. Good -- this makes things easier and promotes production. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This can be a creative day for you. You might want to

make vacation plans, socialize with others or dream up artistic solutions. Playful times with children also will appeal. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good day to organize your mess at home. Go back and plow through boxes and old material that you haven’t looked at for a while. (You’ll love yourself for this later.)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your imagination might be the key to solving a problem today. Something from the past has to be looked at again, and you know it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If shopping today, guard against going overboard buying luxurious elegance. Yes, it’s wonderful, but can your budget handle it?

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re tuned in to the wants and needs of others today because your Spidey sense is heightened. You might find that others are equally tuned in, and you can communicate at a subtle level. YOU BORN TODAY You are a seeker. You hunger for adventure and the stimulation of exotic, faraway places. You have a great imagination, and you are an ideal-









ist. Many of you live for your dreams. Personally, you are honorable, trustworthy and noble. (And you will defend your honor!) This year your primary focus is on relationships, partnerships and close friendships. Enjoy. Birthdate of: Heather Marks, model; James Lafferty, actor; Eric Hoffer, philosopher. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Your classifieds. Your community

250.368.8551 fax 250.368.8550 email Employment Employment





Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON REQUIRED This is a permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 3-5 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Benefits include excellent wage, health spending account and profit sharing. Please submit resumes by fax 250-295-7912 or email Please visit our website at for further information on the company.

HEALTH Care Security Officers, Paladin Security OPEN HOUSE & CAREER FAIR Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Education Rm, Admin Office 1st Fl. When: Wed. August 14,2013 08:00-16:00. Bring: Your resume & three professional references. Please apply online prior to attending at:

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.


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.

Bring Resume in person to Star Grocery 328 Rossland Ave in the Gulch Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Prep Cook /Line Cook

Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. BANNISTER Collision & Glass Centre, Vernon BC

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

EXPERIENCED CDA needed for part time position. Please forward resumes to:

Due to growth in our ICBC Express Repair Body Shop, we are seeking to fill the following position: LICENSED AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN 2ND/3RD YEAR APPRENTICE. Competitive Wages - Good Benefits. Preference may be given to applicants with previous ICBC Express Shop Experience. Please forward your resume with cover letter by fax or email to the attention of Bill Blackey. Fax 250-545-2256 or email

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale


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

LITTLE SCHOLARS Children’s Village now hiring qualified ECE & Infant Toddler educators. For more information

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

1st Trail Real Estate



Host: Patty

MLS# 2390650

A beautiful home on a quiet street in Sunningdale this 2 level home is priced to sell! With three bedrooms on the main floor, a large living area and newly renovated kitchen this home is move in ready. The full basement is the true bonus and provides additional living space as well as the opportunity to put a unique personal touch in the home. A covered patio and fenced back yard complete the space and make this home a great place to live and grow your family.

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

ent Basem Suite


MLS# 2389710

Saturday, July 27 12-2pm 2461 Albert Drive, Trail $449,900

Trail $219,000



MLS# 2390923


Marie Claude 250-512-1153


MLS# 2391600


Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

om 2 Bedro + Suite

MLS# 2218240

MLS# 2390913

Rossland $139,900

Rossland $214,900

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

MLS# 2218337

Trail $215,900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

MLS# 2218895


Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

MLS# 2216882

MLS# 2391504

MLS# 2391596

MLS# 2391243


Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

MLS# 2389162

MLS# 2217833

Trail $221,000

Trail $225,000

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


MLS# 2215314

MLS# 2218642

4 Plex res on 5 Ac

ce New Pri



ot Triple L

MLS# 2218320

MLS# 2218775

Trail $255,500

Montrose $319,900

Trail $299,900

Trail $119,000

Trail $199,900

Fruitvale $238,000

Rossland $335,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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


Classifieds Transportation


Help Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

Trucks & Vans

PART TIME work in Rossland doing laser therapy on patients. Anatomy 101 background required. Send resume to: Deadline is Friday, July 26. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE **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

Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922


2007 Chev Express 3500 1 ton 15 passenger van for sale; excellent shape; low mileage; runs great; loaded. $18,950,OBO

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.

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks!

Cash same day, local office. 1-800-514-9399

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales TRAIL 8455 Hwy 22A (across from Vet’s office Waneta Rd). 8am - 2pm Sat. July 27th.

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

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 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312 WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716 WARFIELD APARTMENTS. 1&2-bdrm, N/S, N/P. Long term tenants. 250-368-5888 W.TRAIL, 2bd., tiny yard, suitable for small dog, close Downtown.$675.250-368-6075

Homes for Rent HOUSE for rent in the Shavers Bench neighbourhood of Trail. 3 levels with 2 baths, 4 beds, rec room, a small easy maintenance yard, covered parking for 2, plus small garage. $1200/mo plus utilities available immediately. Small pets ok with approval. Looking for responsible tenants for 9-12 month lease with good references and qualifications. Email Keith at ROSSLAND 3BDRM, w/d,n/s,n/p,$1000 plus utilities, avail. Aug 1. 250-367-7927

Townhouses 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

Help Wanted





Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval




1992 Toyota Cressida, same owner for 20 years, 3 lt 6cyl, auto, every conceivable option on this car, including leather seats, power sun roof, original bill of sale with car, $35,000 new, 4 door sedan, located in Grand Forks, 180,000km, $1,000. just spent on brakes, $3,900. In show room condition. 250442-0122 or 250-493-1807.


Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251

Real Estate Houses For Sale MONTROSE, For Sale By Owner, beautiful 4 split level home w/inground pool, 4bdrm, den, family room, 3bth. $338,900. 250-367-9191

Homes Wanted WANTED IN ROSSLAND: HOUSE or CONDO To Rent or Buy for earliest Sept 1st.or Oct 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. 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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail

250.368.5000 ED IST TL S U J


Cars - Sports & Imports

Houses For Sale


2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

1984 CLASS “A” Motorhome 454 engine, many extras, fine condition, remarkably well kept. $7,500. 250-367-7485

This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices




MLS# 2391832

Sunningdale $225,000

fully serviced 4.3L VOLVO PENTA engine, removable side windows for more fishing room, tilt steering, removable seats with interchanging seat posts, rear entry ladder, front control for rear leg trim, full cover with anti pooling poles, electric motor off bow for fishing, custom matched trailer, Bimini top.

Trail $129,000 E LU VA AT E GR




Salmo $248,000 W NE


Montrose $199,900

Glenmerry $239,900 SES OU 1 2 HFOR




Trail $260,000

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Albert Sidoni formerly of #96-8125 Devito Dr, Trail BC Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of the above deceased are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor, c/o Doak Shirreff LLP, 200-537 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2A9, before August 19, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of the Executor then has notice. EXECUTOR Terrance Albert Sidoni DOAK SHIRREFF LLP Solicitors for the Executor


TECK CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Teck Metals Ltd. is currently seeking qualified individuals to join our operations team in the following trades: • Apprentice Bricklayer • Millwright Journeyperson • Carpenter Journeyperson • Metal Trades Journeyperson • Instrument Mechanic Journeyperson • 2nd Class Power Engineer • Assistant Chief (1st Class Power Engineer) Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package including relocation assistance. For further details including responsibilities and qualifications, please go to (Please select Trail, BC as the location.) Deadline to apply: August 11, 2013. Applicants will be required to participate in an assessment process designed to measure fitness, aptitudes and personal attributes.


Trail $189,000 T PO TS EA R G



Montrose $195,000



Glenmerry $174,500



Fruitvale $249,500 RS FFE ED L OSIDER L A N CO


Shaver’s Bench $139,500

Genelle $74,500



Glenmerry $279,000 ITE ES CR A 3/4



Fruitvale $156,900 G TIN LIS






Fruitvale $219,000

D CE DU 00 RE 10,0 $

Fruitvale $346,500


Fruitvale $249,000


East Trail $189,900



Fruitvale $199,900 RD YA PER U S


Misc. for Sale CENTRAL RV. New and used sea containers. Best prices in B.C. Can Deliver. 20’ New $3800. Used $2800. Other sizes available call for pricing. (250)314-9522.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Trail Times

Glenmerry $259,000 W NE





Fruitvale $282,000



Glenmerry $259,000

Warfield $249,000

Montrose $89,000

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 24, 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 24, 2013 Trail Times

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

Thinking of moving?


1602 Kootenay Avenue, Rossland


3 bdrm 2 bath family home featuring fireplace, hardwood floors and hot tub. Nice patio area and flower gardens. Come check it out!

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653


The perfect big family home located in Miral Heights. 4200 sq.ft. completely finished, 5 bdrms and 3 baths, 3 gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and many more features. Call for your viewing!

Call me for a FREE market evaluation today!

2314 Thompson Avenue, Rossland

If you are looking for space, this is it! 3 bdrms, 2 baths situated on a 60x100 corner lot. Home offers a covered deck, single car garage, bamboo floors, massive mud room for all your toys and a large basement space for storage. Nothing to do but move in! Call your REALTOR® today.

2470 Colin Crescent, Trail


Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Ron & Darlene Your




948 Glover Road, Trail

20 Hillside Drive, Trail



39 Hazelwood Drive, Trail $232,000

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

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

$179,900 Remember when you said: “I should have invested in Trail when...”? This up/ Open concept, 2 bdrms, office, a/c, u/g down duplex (2 & 1 bdrm suites) with sprinklers, garage AND carport, workshop good tenants waits for you. Solid, close to & rec room! Upgrades: kitchen, bath, town and good parking options. Very low windows and brand new stainless steel appliances! This is quite a package! vacancy rate. Invest in Trail today!

4 bdrm, 2 bath home on a quiet street , close to high school, shopping and on a bus route! Features include a covered patio, private sundeck. detached garage, plenty of parking, a bright, sunny dining room. Call for a viewing now! Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

$395,000includes GST

Currently under construction. This spacious contemporary style 3 bdrm home has lots to offer to the active family. Featuring an open floor plan with spacious covered front deck and amazing views! Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Local Home Team

We Sell Great Homes! 2024 – 8th Avenue, Trail

16A Redstone Drive, Rossland


1648 Columbia Avenue, Trail $169,000

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

Quaint, tidy, low maintenance package! This home offers spectacular views, 2 bdrms, large modernized bathroom and kitchen. New furnace, 16 inch insulation in attic, new windows, and lots of storage are added features. This one is worth a look!


840 Forrest Drive, Warfield

1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale

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

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.

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

310 Sylvia Crescent, Trail




Tranquility awaits! You will love the open feel of this 3 bdrm , 1.5 bath home with beautiful new gourmet kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, and tons of upgrades. Call today! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

3397 Laurel Crescent, Trail 1734 Noran Street, Trail

8412 Theatre Road, Trail

1638 Cedar Avenue, Trail




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

Owned by the same family since 1948, this character home is close to town and features large rooms, custom fireplace, gorgeous views and much more. Extensive wiring and plumbing upgrades. Call today for your personal viewing.

Newer 4 bdrm home on 0.87 acre private lot. This home offers private entrance, open floor plan, beautiful kitchen and gorgeous gas fireplace with antique mantle. Also included is a large (22x28) insulated shop. Call now!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


Great price for a Glenmerry townhouse, in good condition. Quick possession possible. Easy care living with small yard, the backyard is fenced and has a small patio. These townhouses have a charm about them and offer 3 bdrms, 11/2 baths. Call Mary M (250) 231-0264


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 24, 2013  

July 24, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times