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As a hot July melts into the dog days of August it’s not just the temperature that’s warming up as the FortisBC lockout of 230 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) reaches the one month mark. Local construction contractors are beginning to feel the heat as well. “We’ve gone beyond feeling it, this is directly affecting us,” said Mark Daugherty, a project manager with DJM Contracting. “Thirty per cent of our projects are on hold or will be on hold soon and there are some we won’t be able to complete.” Daugherty explained that many construction projects require that power be disconnected to allow work or re-connected once the work is complete and none of this can be done without FortisBC. “We’ve got one house slated for demolition in

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Rossland, so we can begin building, that we need a disconnect for,” he said. “That one’s not going anywhere. I’d say everyone in construction is affected by this.” Electrical contractor, Brad Smith, of iTal Electric, says he is also seeing the lockout’s effects on his work schedule. “It’s definitely slowing things down,” Smith said. “I’ve had to re-schedule jobs for whenever they get back to work. I’m just hoping this doesn’t last too much longer so that jobs get backed up, then how will they prioritize the jobs once they get back to work?” Apparently even on jobs that are underway the lack of electrical services from FortisBC can result in slower progress on projects. “We’re working on a duplex behind the mall where we can’t get a hookup,”said Kevin Fairweather of K2 Contracting. “On another job we have to use a generator to power the site. If the generator runs out of gas you have five guys standing around waiting while it gets re-fueled. It’s a definite inconvenience.” See LRB, Page 12

Downtown work will impact traffic BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

The first phase of the Victoria Street Corridor is quietly underway with site preparation this week, but next week will sound a little different. The City of Trail will be breaking ground on its $1.6 million Victoria Street Corridor project, which involves extensive infrastructure improvements between Tamarac Avenue and the Victoria Street Bridge. The first phase of the project, awarded to Nelson's Maglio Installations, includes curb/gutter and sidewalk removal and replacement, utility improvements, pedestrian-crossing enhancements, site furniture and decorative landscape planter features from the bridge up to Glover Road. A public notice has been sent out to inform residents and business owners that construction-related activities may cause See FIRST, Page 3

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A group of area kids were digging into a serious and imaginative operation at Gyro Park's sand box Thursday. “Cosmic cave,” spirit food created by water channels and man power, employed about five workers under the ruling of two kings (Rohan Fossey and Blake Plaxton). The assembly line was kept busy with each worker digging into the project with a particular task from water runner to builder.

Teck ramping up cost cutting efforts THE CANADIAN PRESS Teck Resources Ltd. is ramping up its cost-cutting efforts to reflect lower commodity prices, especially for steelmaking coal, after reporting second-quarter earnings about half of what the miner saw a year ago. “Teck is adapting to current market conditions,” president and chief executive Donald Lindsay told analysts during a conference call Thursday. “We’re matching our coal production to market demand. We continue to reduce costs and we’ve increased our cost reduction targets. We are prudently deferring projects and capital expenditures ... So we’re demonstrating a very disciplined capital allocation process.” The Vancouver-based company - one of Canada’s largest coal producers and a major miner of copper, zinc and other commodities - has

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been hit particularly hard by lower prices for steelmaking coal, which fell by 23 per cent compared to the same quarter last year. The company said copper prices fell by 38 cents during the quarter, while zinc was down by two cents. As a result, the company said it has decided to slow reopening of its Quintette coal mine in British Columbia and Phase 2 of the Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile. “We’ve elected to delay the final decision to place the Quintette mine into production to minimize our production volumes and capital expenditures in these market conditions,” Lindsay said.

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Teck also increased its cost reduction target to $300 million, up from the previous goal of $250 million. The miner said it has already implemented $220 million of the original cuts and has identified an additional $80 million. Real Foley, vice-president of coal marketing, said stabilizing spot prices suggest the commodity markets may be “bottoming out.” “There are a number of market areas where we see either improved or stabilizing fundamentals, and demand is reflecting that,” Foley said. “But, at the same time, there is still uncertainty around the world, so that is what is keeping pressure on the steel and coal prices.” Teck made its comments after reporting a secondquarter profit attributable to shareholders of $143 million or 25 cents per share, down from $354 million or

60 cents per share a year ago. On an adjusted basis, which excluded a number of one-time items, the company said it earned $197 million or 34 cents per share - three cents better than analyst estimates, but down from $398 million or 68 cents per share a year ago. The company’s revenues from operations were $2.2 billion for the three months ended June 30, down from $2.6 billion a year ago. Copper revenue totalled $693 million, down from $731 million, while coal revenue amounted to $1 billion, down from $1.36 billion a year ago. Zinc revenue fell to $455 million compared with $467 million in the second quarter of 2012 and energy revenue doubled to $2 million compared with $1 million. Teck shares were up $1.01 at $24.70 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday afternoon.

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Fire season heats up By Kristen Hildebrand

through the area, fires do start. We’re currently monitoring precipitation levels and doing our best to respond to fires as they occur.” The fires near Winlaw were lightening caused but Turner would like the public to be aware of the risks coming with recreational fires. “We’d like the public to remain vigilant with their campfires so all our resources can be used to respond to these naturally occurring fires,” he said. Currently, there have been 59 fires in the Southeast Fire Centre consuming 176 hectares. Of these fires 28 were person caused and lightning caused 31. The fire danger rating varies throughout the Southeast with it being extreme in areas such as Revelstoke, Cranbrook and Grand Forks. The Southeast Fire Centre encompasses an area extending from the US border in the south to Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the BC-Alberta border in the east. This includes the Selkirk and Rocky Mountain districts.

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Forest fire season has begun in the Southeast Fire Centre with two fires burning in the Slocan Valley. The wildfires are about 4.5 kilometres west of Winlaw. One is a spot fire, less than one hectare, and the other is four hectares in size. They are burning high on a ridge away from structures and are being fought with air tankers, says Jordan Turner, information officer with the Southeast Fire centre. “There are no roads up into the area so we’re attacking it by air right now,” said Turner. In addition to air tankers, there are 31 staff working on the fire, two heavy helicopters, one intermediate helicopter and one rappel crew. “It’s not contained yet,” said Turner. “We’re still in response mode right now.” Into full summer the sun has been shining and little rain has fallen. Fires are a concern for those watching the woods. “This might be the hottest week of the summer,” Turner said. “ With these hot dry conditions and lightning storms coming

First phase to be completed by fall FROM PAGE 1 short-term road and sidewalk closures, could impact water services (with ample notice provided), increase noise levels and interruptions to vehicle and pedestrian routes. “We live in a pretty old city and when they start digging, you never know what they’re going to find,” said Andrea Jolly, the city’s communications and events coordinator. “There’s the possibility for finding something unknown and that will have to be dealt with in a case-by-case situation.” There is no set schedule per se, for closing routes to pedestrians and vehicles, but Jolly said a traffic management report from the Ministry of Transportation should provide further direction. Construction hours are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, with less action planned for peak traffic times (7-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.). “They will be digging up sidewalks and curbs but everything will be well marked and will be safe for people to walk around or take an alternate route,” said Jolly, adding vehicles will flow through singlelane two-way traffic the majority of

the time construction is underway. Phase 1 of the project is expected to be complete this fall, when the second portion will begin. HilTech Contracting Limited out of Rivervale will take on the next chapter of the city’s vision with the creation of archways along Bay, Pine and Cedar avenues. The city bit into this project as a means of further promoting its downtown core with an attractive gateway that could entice visitors but at the same time slow traffic. “There is a real push to enhance the downtown core and improve the city overall and this is a great place to start because it’s the gateway to the city and things can only improve from here,” said Jolly. It has been 25 years since major improvements along this stretch have been rolled out downtown, which was first paved in 1926. The Trail Creek Culvert was diverted to accommodate the Tadanac (Hwy 22) approach in 1988, prior to that the installation of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary sanitary interceptor on Victoria was installed in 1973 and before that a major upgrade of the city storm, sanitary and water mains on Victoria began in 1965.

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Nyx, a rottweiler, German shepherd and golden retriever cross, led her owner Sheila MacKay to the shoreline of Gyro's boat launch/dog park Thursday. The East Trail resident brings her dog for a dip regularly during the summer months and often winds up in the water, too.

LRB clarifies roles during lockout

FROM PAGE 1 The electrical utility and its employees in generation, transmission, and distribution have been at loggerheads since June 26 when the company locked out power line technicians, distribution operators, and dispatcher workers in the West Kootenay and Okanagan. After contract negotiations broke down in March FortisBC applied for, and was granted an Essential Services order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB) laying out activities and responsibilities for the two parties (ESO) to ensure safe and reliable delivery of electrical services to their customers. IBEW members began limited job action in May which lead to the lockout in June with the company citing a need to provide “reliability and certainty” to their customers. Since that time the union has approached the LRB claiming FortisBC was violating the terms of the ESO. “We were in Vancouver on the 15th [of July] and got the decision,” said Rod Russell, busi-

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Documents show many departments aware of manure dumping plan BY ALEX BUTLER Abbotsford News

Multiple managers at city hall were involved in or aware of a decision to dump chicken manure on a homeless camp on Gladys Avenue on June 4, internal documents show. Though city manager George Murray ultimately took the heat for the decision, assuming responsibility and declining to name any city staff involved, emails and documents obtained by The News through a freedom of information request implicate staff from several departments. The site, on Gladys Avenue across from the Salvation Army facility, had been the topic of emails between city staff, discussing ways to deal with the gathering of the city’s homeless there. The ideas included removing brush cover, cutting down the large cedar at that site – sometimes known as

the Happy Tree – or placing concrete rubble in the area. A June 3 email from the city’s urban forester Eric Fong – the subject of the email being “spreading chicken manure…” – to James Arden, acting director of parks services, states that after meeting with manager of bylaw enforcement Gordon Ferguson, bylaw enforcement officer Dwayne Fitzgerald, and roads and sanitation manager Tony Schmidbauer, “the agreement is to spread the chicken manure around the tree to deter homeless encampments being set up under it. We just need your approval to go ahead.” The email states that bylaw and roads staff, as well as police, would be present when the manure would be dumped at around 10:30 a.m. on June 4. Arden gave his approval, and wrote that they could give it a try to “assist with the other agencies and

this ongoing issue.” Murray said the emails do not clearly indicate how the decision was made, and implicating Arden as the final decisionmaker would be “an erroneous conclusion.” Murray said that although Arden approved the pick-up of the manure, which is used by the parks department as fertilizer, the decision to use it to deter the homeless was ultimately the decision of “the team of staff working at the Gladys Avenue site,” said Murray, who added that the area does not fall under the parks department. The Salvation Army BC Division sent out a news release on Wednesday, July 24, stating that they do “not endorse, support or promote the recent dispersing of chicken manure at a known gathering site for the local homeless community.” The release states that Abbotsford’s city

manager has taken full responsibility for the recent event and “The Salvation Army is committed to working with the City and the local police unit to determine the best course of action... to avoid instances like such in the future.” Though the emails from city staff indicate Abbotsford Police were present, Const. Ian MacDonald said that police were not in support of the dumping of manure. He said a police sergeant went to the site, expecting a meeting and a site examination, and “to his surprise, the crews were there dumping manure.” The sergeant expressed his displeasure with the act and left, MacDonald said. Two days after the manure was dumped, city crews were dispatched to clean it up. The homeless occupants of the original site moved their camp a few dozen metres west on Gladys, where they remain.


Minister taking petition to Victoria Fight against removal of dyalisis machine BY NICOLE TRIGG

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A petition with almost 1,000 signatures against removing the dialysis unit from the Invermere & District Hospital has made its way into the hands of Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald. Macdonald, who met with Interior Health president and CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny on July 10 to discuss the controversial health care service removal, told The Valley Echo he’ll be taking the petition to Victoria. “We’ll enter it into the legislature,” he said. “It’s a significant number of people — I think there are 937 names on it.” His meeting with Dr. Halpenny was “encouraging,” Macdonald said. “He completely familiar with (the issue). No promises, but he’ll put fresh eyes onto it.” The Valley Echo reported on July 10th that equipment from the Invermere dialysis unit — the reverse osmosis unit — had already been moved to Sparwood Hospital and it was just a matter of scheduling before the rest of the equipment followed. Macdonald also had a meeting scheduled with B.C. Health

Minister Terry Lake for Monday, and encourages members of the public, even those who have signed the petition, to take the time to either phone into the ministry or write emails, and continue to push the issue. “We’re into a period where there are going to be more health care cuts inevitably simply because of the budget that was presented,” he said. “There is a growth in the amount of money that’s going to be spent on health care and there is a growth in the money that is coming to Interior Health, but it doesn’t match the cost pressures.” What this means is that inevitably the government will be looking for cost savings and, in the past, rural B.C. — especially smaller communities in rural B.C. — have been hit particularly hard, he said. “These services are important, not only to the health of the population, but there’s an economic importance to them as well,” Macdonald said. “People move to communities that have good education and good health, and are reticent to do so if they see those services being diminished.”


Late-night walk turns Ocean program set for oil tankers into delivery of twins KITIMAT


A little-noticed federal ocean monitoring program around Kitimat is the clearest signal yet that the federal government is preparing the region for crude oil tanker traffic, Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver says. Weaver was catching up on his scientific reading after the B.C. election when he stumbled on a line – “almost a throwaway” – in the April issue of Canadian Ocean Science Newsletter. “A major initiative in planning is the complementary measures project for the area surrounding Kitimat British Columbia to support planned oil traffic,” it says.

Government scientists who developed the system in the Gulf of St. Lawrence say it is to help “search and rescue, oil spill response and to ensure safe and navigable waterways.” Weaver said the project goes well beyond research, and represents a major ongoing budget commitment by Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to forecast ocean conditions for oil tanker traffic. “My conclusion is, come hell or high water, the intention of the feds right now is to ship bitumen to Asia through Kitimat,” Weaver said in an interview. “Whether it be through rail or through pipeline, it’s going to happen, and I don’t think that British Columbians are getting the whole picture here.”

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THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - A pregnant woman’s late-night walk in a Vancouver park turned dramatic when she delivered twins, apparently long before her due date. Const. Randy Fincham of the Vancouver Police Department said a man summoned officers who were directing traffic across the street at 11 p.m. Wednesday, saying a

woman had just had a baby. “It appears this woman was caught off guard, went into labour early and it was fortunate that there were other people there at the time,” Fincham said. He said the 33-yearold woman who lives in the area delivered one tiny infant, and seemed to be surprised to still be in labour. “These babies were delivered a lot sooner

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Donations and mukluks among Canadian gifts for new prince B.C. town celebrates Prince George namesake THE CANADIAN PRESS It may be a while before Prince George pays a visit to Canada, but the country’s future king already has plenty of symbolic homegrown mementoes in the form of several official gifts celebrating his birth. On their official website, Prince William and his wife Kate expressed gratefulness for the gifts they’ve already received for their newborn son, but suggest well-wishers instead support those in need, such as a local children’s charity. Canada appears to be heeding the call. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a donation by the government of $100,000 to a Canadian childfocused charity to be named at a later date. In addition, Harper announced the offering of a Canadian-handcrafted blanket “reflective of our country’s rich and diverse culture. “These gifts symbolize our warm ties to our royal family, honouring our close and enduring relationship,” Harper said in a statement on Thursday. Harper and his wife, Laureen, and Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife, Sharon, are also offering a personal present to the infant heir to the throne: a selection of Canadian children’s books in both official languages, many of which have won the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The names of the books were not listed in the release. The mayor of Prince George, B.C., Shari Green, said a gift basket is being prepared for the prince who shares a name with the Canadian city. The basket will include a baby shirt with a logo of Mr P.G., the city mascot, which symbolizes the importance of the forest industry within Prince George, which is located in central B.C. Green said the city will also proclaim July 22 of each year Prince George of Cambridge Day to commemorate the birthday of the future king. Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo and his wife, Nancy, opted to make a symbolic addition to the young prince’s wardrobe with footwear from aboriginalowned Canadian company, Manitobah Mukluks. The couple sent a pair of Infant Scout moccasins to the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Edna Nabess mukluks from Manitobah Mukluks’ Storyboot Project. The initiative seeks to help revive the traditional arts by forging business-building partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins the traditional way. “This gift symbolizes the historic ties between the Aboriginal peoples of Canada and the Crown, and will serve as a continued token of friendship,” Atleo said in a statement. Prince George was born on Monday in a London hospital, and is third in line to the British throne behind Prince Charles and Prince William.

Crime rate continues to drop

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Canada’s police services are once again reporting fewer crimes, a continuing trend that has cut the national crime rate to its lowest level since 1972. Statistics Canada says the policereported crime rate fell by three per cent in 2012 compared with the previous year. The severity of crimes committed was also down by three per cent in 2012, according to StatsCan’s Crime Severity Index (CSI). Police-reported crime has been on a steady decline since peaking in 1991. Police services reported nearly two million incidents involving criminal activity in 2012, roughly 36,000 fewer than in the previous year. “The policereported crime rate has followed a downward trend, and, in 2012, reached its lowest level since 1972,” Statistics Canada said

Here is a list of crime rates for the country’s census metropolitan areas, from highest rate to lowest, per 100,000 population, with percentage change from 2011 in brackets. The figures for the metropolitan areas are preceded by the national rate. Canada - 5,588 (-3) Kelowna - 8,875 (6) Regina - 8,755 (-10) Saskatoon - 8,512 (-10) St. John’s - 7,056 (-3) Thunder Bay - 7,050 (-15) Moncton - 7,039 (17) Vancouver - 6,958 (-2) Brantford - 6,921 (1) Edmonton - 6,796 (-2) Winnipeg - 6,222 (-3) Abbotsford-Mission - 6,148 (-7) Victoria - 5,958 (-7) Halifax - 5,810 (-10) Saint John - 5,646 (1) London - 5,639 (-3) Kingston - 5,166 (3) Greater Sudbury - 5,061 (-6) Windsor - 4,768 (4) Peterborough - 4,648 (2) Gatineau - 4,621 (0) Barrie - 4,555 (-5) Montreal - 4,541 (-5) Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo - 4,524 (-4) St. Catharines-Niagara - 4,490 (3) Calgary - 4,330 (-6) Hamilton - 4,241 (-7) Trois-Rivieres - 4,192 (-6) Ottawa - 4,102 (-1) Saguenay - 4,101 (-3) Guelph - 4,084 (3) Sherbrooke - 3,925 (3) Quebec - 3,216 (-11) Toronto - 3,131 (-7)

Coffee giveaways not a publicity stunt, says company

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Coffee was flowing free for hundreds of Canadians at three Tim Hortons locations Thursday as the act of one Good Samaritan appeared to precipitate a wave of copycat generosity. Since Monday at least five cases of coffee philanthropy have been reported: one each in Red Deer, Alta., Calgary and Ottawa, and two in Edmonton. Tim Hortons spokeswoman Michelle Robichaud said the company was “humbled by the generosity” that has been taken place across the country. As news spread on social media, some skeptics speculated that the donations were part of an elaborate publicity stunt by the coffee chain. But Robichaud said that’s not the case. “As brilliant as this is I can assure you that Tim Hortons has nothing to do with the Good Samaritans that have been purchas-

ing coffees across the country,” she said. The first donation happened on Monday, when a young man walked into Tim Hortons in downtown

in its latest report. “The CSI was down 28 per cent over the 10 years since 2002.” Although there has been a trend toward a reduced crime rate and fewer severe crimes, spending on criminal justice continues to rise. Also, the Conservatives have introduced at least 30 bills designed to crack down on crime since Prime Minister Stephen Harper won power in 2006. Per capita spending on criminal justice including federal and provincial jails, court costs and policing climbed 23 per cent over the last decade, the Parliamentary budget office reported in March. The report put the price tag at $20.3 billion in 2011-12, with roughly three quarters of that total carried by the provinces and municipalities. Both the policereported crime rate and the CSI fell in most provinces last year, although rates increased in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the territories. Saskatchewan

reported the biggest decline in its crime rate, but still had the highest rate and CSI among the provinces. Crime rates, and the severity of crimes as in previous years, were higher in the territories and the western provinces. Ontario police services reported the lowest crime rate and CSI. Having reported a seven per cent drop in its police-reported crime rate in 2012, Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, can boast the lowest rate among the country’s municipalities for the sixth consecutive year. Quebec City had the second lowest crime rate while also recording the lowest CSI. Kelowna, B.C., had the highest crime rate in 2012, the result of a six per cent jump in its police-reported rate from the previous year. Regina, which had the highest crime rate in 2011, dropped to second spot as its 2012 rate fell by 10 per cent. However, it retained the highest CSI in the country.

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n 1776, the authors of the U.S. Declaration of Independence proclaimed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Both before and since, notions of intrinsic rights bestowed upon humans have been a topic of intense scrutiny, especially in the western world where we often equate notions of human rights with modern democratic society. Yet, in a world so often plagued by violations of human rights, we continue to struggle with being capable of protecting and enforcing these rights across the globe, and at times in our own backyard. Most of our attention is dedicated to the meaning of “rights” and the extent to which they apply. When we speak of rights, are we referring to those bestowed through natural law or through positive law? Are rights restricted to national

territorial boundaries or are they universal? Who is responsible for articulating and enforcing rights in the world today? Do international organizations and states share a collective responsibility for protecting rights, and if so, at what threshold is it apparent intervention is necessary? One of the greatest challenges we face in striving for rights protection in the modern era has less to do about our conception of rights, and far more about our understanding of what we mean by “human”. Those authors of the Declaration of Independence make specific reference to “men” as those created equal and that are endowed with natural rights. Though contemporary applications of American judicial theory would argue this reference would now extend to all people, the world in which Thomas Jefferson and others lived meant that such rights applied to men, and even more specifically white men. This is not unique to


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the U.S., as we can find evidence throughout the history of western political thought where rights and privileges applied solely to citizens of the state or polis, and these most often were only men. The narrowly conceived method in which we have built rights theory throughout history has now led to a serious problem, being that people are by no means seen as fully equal and thus preventing human rights from being appropriately enforced. How we conceive of a human, or as prominent University of Delaware scholar Dr. Matthew Weinert contends, how we

“make human”, is at the core of why our current efforts at rights promotion and protection are falling short. Discrimination comes in many forms, whether it is cultural, racial, religious, class, gender or sexual orientation. Those crimes aimed at women and those identifying as L(esbian)G(ay) B(isexual)T(ransgender) Q(uestioning) are of particular concern in rights violations today, yet are rarely, if ever, granted equal consideration to those where men or militarism are involved. Rape, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and other such atrocities are committed on a daily basis in multiple nations, and these crimes are committed solely on the basis of perceived gender inequality. Further, crimes committed in the name of sexual orientation continue to be prevalent but are not placed on equal footing with others, seen recently with the murder of gay activist Eric Ohena Lembembe and Cameroon’s total lack

of serious governmental response. Why is this so? Even in the western world, we continue to struggle with our understanding of equality and humanity. Laws may articulate equality, but a Canadian woman still only earns $0.75 to every male $1.00, and same-sex couples are continually denied equal rights and are forced to endure awful examples of discrimination simply because they are gay. Look no further than the recent letter posted on a lesbian couple’s home in Kingston, Ontario by a “dedicated group of Kingston residents devoted to removing the scourge of homosexuality in our city.” Until we come to terms with our own discriminatory practices, we remain utterly unfit to articulate and protect rights abroad. If all humans are, in fact, equal, we need to begin acting like it. Robert W. Murray is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

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Letters & Opinion Letters to the editor

Get involved instead of criticizing It never ceases to amaze me that some small-minded people criticize the actions of volunteers who try to make the town they share into a more enjoyable, liveable place to buy a home, run a business, shop, visit or just drive through. I refer to a letter in Tuesday’s paper, written by a Mr. Don Ball (Trail Times, July 23) Yes, we will always disagree on how to spend public money. Health care, education, special needs services, Welfare, roads; the list is endless. Can you imagine what a bleak world this would be if we didn’t allocate a small portion of public funds for flowers to brighten dull street or grass for children to play? As for the new Glover Hill Park: those of us who live up here have been greeted by that weed mound at the top of the hill for decades. Seeing how Sunningdale, Tadanac, and Shaver’s Bench have nice entryways, why shouldn’t West Trail? I’d like to inform Mr. Ball, that more than half the cost of our little “park” was donated by West Trail residents. Labour (to dig it up and plant) was

provided by volunteers. Even some of the plants were donated. We hadn’t intended to use white rock, but due to lineof-sight for the roadway and corner, we couldn’t put the bushy plants there we wanted. Leaving weeds looked pretty awful so we covered them with landscape fabric and rock. And yes, we recognize that edging is required and it will be done. That “pricey white rock” was donated by Teck several years ago for Community in Bloom projects. The interpretive signage was produced by the Trail Historical Society (as per other Trail neighbourhoods) and the memorial bench will be paid for by donated funds. Yes, I suppose it is a pathetic excuse for a “park.” But it was what we could afford. If Mr. Ball has a better idea of how to make West Trail more attractive, we’d love to hear it. As a matter of fact, we invite Mr. Ball to come to a CiB meeting – or any other meeting that furthers the development, esthetics or economics of Trail for that matter. Or perhaps he already gives his time to the LCCDT, the DOAC, Trail

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I have to write in response to the letter "When is a park not a park" by Don Ball (Trail Times, July 23) . In my opinion the position in question here was a very ugly location and now with minimum effort and funds is a very nice spot to sit and contemplate. Along with all the other floral arrangements that are in this city, it makes it such a great pleasure and pride to live here. Plants and flowers have such a wonderful calming effect and why should we not want to make this great city look so beautiful and hopefully attract tourists, who in turn spend money that helps us all. All the grumps should quit whining and move somewhere where there is no color and no life. Just my opinion. Ian Noakes Trail

Chamber, United Way, Salvation Army, Sanctuary, or one of the dozens of service clubs we have in Trail. Or maybe I’ve missed Mr. Ball’s name on the Trail Historical Society, the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society, the Hospital Foundation or Auxiliary, or the LeRoi Foundation. And if Mr. Ball is physically or financially unable to participate, I’m sure any committee would welcome him if all he had to offer was his wisdom. I cannot say all us CiB volunteers have given any more time to Community in Bloom than the hundreds of people who run all those organizations above mentioned. But if the majority of taxpaying citizens in our town feel Community in Bloom is a waste of money, then I suggest they approach City Council and tell them to stop funding it; and those of us dedicated to a better Trail will surely find something else to do to boost our “selfimportant egos.” Again, please note that Community in Bloom runs on volunteers. Funding allocated to CiB is mostly money the city would be using anyway – on street cleanups, on parks, on graffiti removal and other initiatives to brighten our town. If the city installed proper irrigation (like Castlegar and Rossland has) we could put our baskets and pots out sooner and eliminate costly watering by hand. We love to hear ideas on how to make the town better and would welcome all input. We will post the next meeting of CiB in the newspaper in the fall and look forward to some new blood. Lana Rodlie Trail

Political ads are getting out of control An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press The federal government’s so-called Economic Action Plan could have been a worthwhile endeavour, except for two serious flaws: Almost no one bothered to visit the government website for more information, and even if they had, some of the programs being advertised do not actually exist, at least not yet. The Canada Jobs Grant, for example, won’t be available until next year if negotiations with the provinces succeed. Other advertisements are purely political, such as promoting measures the government is taking to protect the environment and promote Canadian history. Some programs, however, such as apprenticeship train-

ing grants are real and the government’s website provides useful information about how applicants can receive cash grants to get valuable training. The Economic Action Plan thus far, in other words, is a mixed bag of partisan politics and valuable information that is worth disseminating. It’s unclear why the website has received such little interest from Canadians, but it could well be Canadians are becoming conditioned to tuning out government information that isn’t focused on immediate results, such as cash for home renovations or basement upgrades to prevent flooding and so on. The government has spent $113 million on advertising for the action plan in the last four years, which is drawing

criticism as both wasteful and unethical, since at least part of the spending serves no legitimate purpose other than to promote the Harper government. Partisan critics should not be too smug, however, because abuse of government advertising is common across Canada and the political spectrum. In British Columbia, the abuse of political advertising has sparked a campaign for legislation that would outlaw the practice. Indeed, it’s past time standards were developed that would prevent ruling parties from abusing their positions -- and the taxpayer -- with advertising that might serve their interests, but does nothing for taxpayers, except pinch their pockets.


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One half of team that transformed study of sex THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS - In an era when even talking about sex was virtually taboo, Virginia Johnson had a way of putting research subjects at ease, persuading them to participate in groundbreaking investigations that changed the way human sexuality was perceived. Johnson, half of the renowned Masters and Johnson team, was remembered Thursday as one of the key figures in the sexual revolution. Johnson, whose legal name was Virginia Masters, died Wednesday of complications from several illnesses at an assisted living centre in St. Louis. She was 88. “She has one of the most extraordinary lives of any American woman in the 20th century,” said Thomas Maier, author of the 2009 book “Masters of Sex, the Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love.” “She literally came in without a degree and became one of the most well-known female figures in medicine in her time,” Maier said. She landed work as a secretary in the medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. That’s where she met Masters, an obstetrician-gynecologist who hired her

as his assistant for his research into human sexuality, first at Washington University and later at the Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis. It was a strange indoctrination: Masters convinced her that having sex with him was part of the job. They eventually became lovers and wed in 1971. (They divorced 20 years later.) In after-hours research, Masters and Johnson shattered basic precepts about female sexuality, including Freud’s concept that vaginal - rather than clitoral - orgasm was the more mature sexual response for women. She took the case studies and asked the uncomfortable questions. Hundreds of couples, not all of them married, participated in the observed research. That research was later discussed in their 1966 book, “Human Sexual Response.” And their 1970 book, “Human Sexual Inadequacy,” explored a therapy they’d developed for men and women with sexual problems. Both books were bestsellers translated into dozens of languages. “She brought equality to women in the field of sexuality,” Maier said. “Their studies underlined the power of female sexuality.”

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Azelyn Beckett,11, of Saskatchewan and local girl Ava Fossey, 12, are already chums after meeting through mutual family friends. The two girls were taking a break from the blazing heat Thursday and cooling off with a freezie at the park concession.

Mom missing for 52 years said she was never hiding By Sheila Reynolds

Surrey North Delta Leader

Saturday was a momentous day for Surrey’s Linda Evans. For the first time in 52 years, she got to speak to her mom. As first reported last week, Evans found her birth mother, Lucy, living in the Yukon after she all-but-vanished more than five decades ago. Evans was a child of about seven when she last saw her. The phone conversation on Saturday, said Evans, was a bit awkward at first – she didn’t know quite what to say, while her mom, who is now 77, seemed to still be in a bit of shock. “Then she said, ‘you have about 200 relatives up here. I can hardly wait til you come up here,’” said Evans. The short talk provided longawaited comfort for Evans, 58, who believed for years that her mother was dead. “I felt so much better,” she said. “I thought she didn’t want to see me or anything. It turned out great.” The conversation was short,

but sweet. “I said, ‘I love you,’ and she said, ‘I love you.’” Evans’ mom was last seen in Surrey in 1961. She was known as Lucy Ann Johnson. Her maiden name was Carvell. Surrey RCMP highlighted her case in its Missing of the Month series in late June as part of a renewed public appeal to generate tips on her whereabouts. It was one of the detachment’s oldest missing persons cases. After a story ran in The Leader and other media in early July, Evans began her own search. Knowing Lucy was born in Alaska and had lived there and in the Yukon until 1953, Evans placed advertisements in some northern newspapers in the hopes someone knew her. It listed her grandparents’ names, as well as Lucy’s date and place of birth. Rhonda (who didn’t want her last name used) was at work last week in Whitehorse when her brother called her. He had seen Evans’ small ad in the Yukon News and wanted her to check

it out. Rhonda did. The “missing” woman, she quickly realized, was her own mother. She called her mom right away to tell her there was a missing persons report that had an old photo of her on it. “She said, ‘I’m not missing, I’m here,’” Rhonda told The Leader this week from the Yukon. “She said, ‘I was never hiding.’” Rhonda said her family (Lucy remarried and had three more children) lived in B.C. until about 1980, before moving to the Yukon. Due to the intense media attention her story has received, Lucy doesn’t want to speak publicly at this point, Rhonda said, but she said her mom didn’t seem overly concerned when her past life was revealed. “Maybe she just expected it to come out one day, I’m not sure,” said Rhonda, who said her mom couldn’t talk to Evans long on Saturday because she was going to cry.

When asked if she knew why her mother had left Surrey so abruptly, without Evans and her brother Daniel (who passed away in his teens), Rhonda said it sounded like a domestic dispute situation – though she hasn’t gotten a lot of details from her mom. “I’m assuming they were fighting and drinking … and he said, ‘you’re not taking the kids,’ so she left.” While media worldwide have been chasing the story, Rhonda said finding out about Evans has actually not been entirely out-ofthe-ordinary for her often-complicated family, and they readily welcome her to their clan. “We have a weird family, so it’s just fine,” she laughed. “It’ll be just fine.” She said she’s excited to get to know Evans better and that her aunts are also eager to meet her. According to Surrey RCMP, Lucy was first reported missing by her husband Marvin in 1965, but police learned later that she actually hadn’t been seen since 1961. Believing Lucy

might have been a crime victim, police began investigating, even excavating the family’s yard in North Surrey after a neighbour said they saw her husband dig a septic field. Police said charges were considered against Marvin, but due to insufficient evidence, were never laid. Evans said her dad remarried when she was a child, and raised her. In light of Lucy being found, the Surrey RCMP emphasized last week that Marvin, who passed away in the late 1990s, had been cleared of any suspicion in Lucy’s disappearance. Evans is now saving her money in hopes of eventually travelling north to see her mom and meet her new-found sister and two brothers, as well as multiple other relatives she didn’t know existed until last week. “I’m happy I’m welcome up there,” she said. Rhonda said she’s more than happy to share her mom with Evans. “To me, I looked at it and thought I’ve had her all my life and she hasn’t.”

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Brittany Mason, daughter of Barbara and the late Cash Mason, graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The 2008 Rossland Secondary School graduate is currently living and working in Victoria.

Financial plan vital for postgraduate students

Jessica Pitman, daughter of Valerie and Len Pitman of Trail, graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology. Jessica, who graduated from JL Crowe in 2008, is currently working in Victoria assisting with research.

Cecilee Pitman, daughter of Audrey and Dave Pitman of Fruitvale, recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Distinction. Cecilee is currently employed as an RN in the West Kootenay. She is planning to pursue a career in Pediatrics.

TORONTO – Today’s post-graduate students face skyrocketing tuition costs and a tough job market, which creates a financial challenge after graduation. According to new research from TD Canada Trust, 30 per cent of post-grad students accumulate more

debt than expected and 40 per cent find it difficult to make minimum repayments on student loans in the first two years after graduating, ultimately preventing many new graduates from moving onto the next phase of their lives. In fact, many admit to postponing a number of

life milestones, including buying a first home (40 per cent), starting a family (36 per cent), getting married (23 per cent) and even moving out of their family home (18 per cent), until student debts are repaid. “A Master’s degree offers the opportunity to delve deeper into a

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Puttering and Other Ways to Savor Life During my childhood, my father would often preface his trips to the garage with the announcement that he was going downstairs to “putter,” often saying that he was “just going to putter around” in the garage. What he usually ended up doing for the next few hours was fixing broken toys, lamps or other appliances, or working on the cars. I distinctly remember looking up the word “putter” after hearing my father use the term, trust me, he “puttered” a lot, and chuckling when I read the definition: to occupy oneself with minor or unimportant tasks. But even then I knew that what my father was doing wasn’t minor or unimportant. Seeing him fix broken stuff around the house was an important lesson on the value of resourcefulness, frugality, and helping others. Some of my most productive days now are those lazy Saturdays when I putter around the house, doing some housework perhaps between writing these short pieces, and then maybe going for a walk. We never know what we might find or how we might get inspired when we putter. You don’t always need a prioritized list in order to get stuff done or to savor life in all its glory. Sometimes you just need to take the time to putter. —Christopher Simon


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‘Slum pope’ returns to slum with message of hope THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The “slum pope” returned to the slum on Thursday as Pope Francis visited one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, telling its residents that the wealthy must do more to end the “culture of selfishness” that has left the poor on the margins of society. Francis, who has said he wants a church that looks out for the less fortunate, received a rapturous welcome during his visit to Varghina, a neighbourhood in northern Rio that’s part of a violent region known by locals as the Gaza Strip. Despite heavy security and a cold rain, Francis waded into the cheering crowds and hugged and kissed residents young and old before blessing the altar at the shoebox of a church that serves the community. He prayed before a replica of Brazil’s patron saint, the Virgin of Aparecida, and met with a family in their squat yellow home. “He gave each of us a rosary, he took photos with everyone and embraced each one,” said Diego Rodrigues, a 26-year-old friend of the da Penha family who received the papal visit. “I think everyone but the pope was speechless!” Francis brought a message of hope, following in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II who visited two such favelas during a 1980 trip to Brazil and Mother Teresa who visited Varginha itself in 1972. Her Missionaries of Charity order have kept a presence in the shantytown ever since. Like Mother Teresa, Francis brought his own personal history to the visit: As archbishop of Buenos Aires, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio frequently preached in the povertywracked slums of his native city, putting into action his belief that the Catholic Church must go to the farthest peripheries to preach and not sit back and wait for the most marginalized to come to Sunday Mass. In remarks to a crowd of several thousand Varghina residents, who slushed through a muddy soccer field to welcome him, Francis acknowledged that young people in particular have a sensitivity toward injustice. “You are often disappointed by facts that speak of corruption on the part of people who put their own interests before the common good,” Francis told the crowd. “To you and all, I repeat: Never yield to discouragement, do not lose trust, do not allow your hope to be extinguished. Situations can change, people can change.” It was a clear reference to the violent protests that paralyzed parts of the country in recent weeks as Brazilians furious over rampant corruption and inefficiency within the country’s political class took to the streets. Francis blasted what he said was a “culture of selfishness and individualism” that permeates society today, demanding that those with money and power share their wealth and resources to fight hunger and poverty. “No amount of peace-building will be able to last, nor will harmony and happiness be attained in a society that ignores, pushes to the margins or excludes a part of itself,” Francis said. He heard from resident Rangler dos Santos Irineu, who said that thanks to his visit, the favela was spruced up: Street lights were installed, the roads were paved and garbage collected. “Everything that wasn’t part of daily life for the residents has been done now, and we hope it will continue,” he said. It was one of the highlights of Francis’ weeklong trip to Brazil, his first as pope and one seemingly tailor-made for the first pontiff from the Americas.

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Beaver Valley Rec’s Chito Ryu Karate club and Sensei Scott Huchinson gave a great demonstration to the B.V. Recreation Summer Camp in Montrose on Tuesday. Meagan Campsall and Macy Verigin helped out with the demonstration that talked about Karate and it’s origin, meditated, and learned how and when its okay to punch. For more info on the Beaver Valley Karate program call Kelly at B.V. Rec 367-9319.

Pride a big part of family’s journey to title fight Boom vies for WBC World Muay Thai title By Jim Bailey

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Trail native Frances Pettit started training at Pride Gym when she was 14, little did she know where her dabbling in the martial arts would lead her. After training and fighting for Pride Gym for five years Pettit was offered a sholarship to train with Master Suchart at Siam 1 in Toronto, but on the way she made a detour - she took the road less travelled, and that made all the difference. “Everybody that trains Muai Thai naturally wants to go to Thailand,” said Pettit. “So I did go to Thailand and I went to this really rough, rough gym in the city and I met Boom. I never ended up fulfilling my scholarship, I got distracted pretty quick.” Pettit and “Boom” Thanit Watthanaya’s relationship began in the Bangkok gym in 2006 where the young fighter soon became comfortable and established. “In Thai culture, and just how Glen (Kalesniko) brought us up here, your gym is your family, so I just ended up at the gym and I stayed there,” said Pettit. “That was pretty much how it went and they kept me pretty busy and active as a fighter.” Eventually Pettit accompanied Watthanaya to his village when his mother became ill. The pair kept training and fighting, working to support his family and save for a trip back to Canada. In the region of Isan where the 28-yearold Watthanaya grew up, Muay Thai fighting is an integral part of local culture. “I fought in the village and I did really well,” said Pettit. “It’s is where the highest concentration of fighters come from, and the majority of the champions come from Isan as well.”

Frances Pettit of Trail with daughter Sita and husband “Boom” Thanit Watthanaya are preparing for Boom’s WBC Muay Thai title fight in New Jersey Sept. 7. Isan is the collective name for the 19 provinces in the northeast of Thailand. It is largely a glimpse into the past, where rice fields still run to the horizon, water buffaloes wade in muddy ponds, silk weaving remains a cottage industry, and peddlerickshaw drivers pull passengers down city streets. Watthanaya’s village was one of the most underdeveloped and poor, and without electricity until he was four years old. Yet even those like Boom who leave to seek work in the city, their hearts and minds remain tied firmly to the village, where people live life on its own terms: slowly, steadily, and with a profound respect for heritage, history, and ceremony of which Muay Thai is forever tied. So Pettit embraced the opportunity to learn, train, and fight, becoming immersed in the culture and the ebb and flow of day-to-day life. “We would sit on the floor and eat,” said Pettit. “I did whatever the family did. If we ate rat, I ate rat, if we had snake, I’d have snake, crickets we had crickets. It’s family right, so it’s very normal for them and for me it just felt very normal as well.”

They married, Pettit learned the language, but her desire to continue her education brought the young family back to Canada and Pettit to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Three years ago they had a daughter Sita, and Watthanaya continued to fight in North America starting with Pride Gym, and eventually bouts with Romie Adanza and most recently three-time world champion and British fighter Andy Howson. The Dec. 1 bout between Watthanaya, a sizeable underdog, and Howson turned into a surprising and dramatic fifth-round knockout victory for Boom. Howson had knocked the Thai fighter down in the fourth round, but somehow Watthanaya got up and ended it with a knockout in the final round. “He’s a really good fighter, so it was a pretty big deal for me win the fight,” said Watthanaya. “They brought me in to lose the fight for sure, but I won the fight.” Watthanaya parried a kick from Howson and then dropped him with a thunderous overhand right, stunning the crowd as much as Howson. “I was looking for a knockout for sure, just the good timing and a punch to the head. I saw the opening and just caught him.” It was a big card, in front of thousands, televised, the victory critical, accolades rolled in, the fight named the North American Fight of the Year. “Andy Howson is not just respected in North America, but he’s a world champion that’s respected world wide,” said Pettit. “People know about him in North America, people know about him in Europe, and in Thailand so it was a huge, huge thing.” The victory seemed to justify the struggle and sacrifice the couple have made to continue fighting. For Pettit it meant

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putting her own fighting career on hold to raise a family in Vancouver while going to University, and Watthanaya working full time to support his families in Canada and Thailand and still find time to train sufficiently to face the world’s best. “For Boom to fight Andy he was working 50 hours a week manual labour, and Andy’s a great fighter and he’s worked very hard but he has a strong team of professionals – he’s a full-time fighter – it’s very hard to step in the ring against a full-time fighter, so he overcame a lot of obstacles to get that win.” The victory also landed Boom a shot at the WBC Muay Thai International title against Rami Ibrahim Sept. 7 in New Jersey. “He’s a good fighter, he’s bigger than me, a lot bigger, but for the title fight, I take it for the family,” said Watthanaya. “If I win this fight, it will be a big deal for me because its for the WBC title, so it will be a lot easier for me to get a fight for the next time.” The World Boxing Council title fight is a big step for Watthanaya. A win will help establish the 42-12 fighter as world-class, but the sport does not reward its fighters with the sums boxing or the UFC dish out. “We’re hoping that there will be a payoff,” said Pettit. “The title itself is worth a payday, we’re excited for that, for the prestige. We’re hoping once Boom gets the title we’ll get much more exposure.” The couple has had to work hard for their opportunities, but things slowly seem to be turning around. K1 recently expressed interest in Watthanaya, and a win in the WBC title fight should make the politics of fighting and securing cards in North America a little less daunting. See FAMILY, Page 12

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to give something else his all, right now our family has dedicated everything so that Boom can give this his all . . . We’re just hoping it pays off in the end.”


Trail native blazes way to Hall BY EMMANUEL SEQUEIRA Penticton Western News

Former Trail minor hockey player Ryan Huska will enter the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame along with his 1994-95 Kamloops Blazers Memorial Cup winning teammates today at the induction ceremony in Penticton. The Blazers team, coached by Don Hay and assembled by general manager Bob Brown, will enter the Hall along with former UBC Thunderbird coach Nancy Wilson, the first female inductee, former NHLers Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya, former Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford, Colin Patterson. Darcy Tucker, Jarome Iginla, Shane Doan, Hnat Domenichelli, Nolan Baumgartner, Jason Strudwick and Ryan Huska were just a few of the standout players on the two-time championship teams. Huska, who now coaches the Kelowna Rockets, said for those teams to be inducted is special. “To now be inducted with some other great teams that

have been a part of B.C. hockey history is going to be very special,” said Huska, adding that it is also humbling. “Something our group will always be proud of.” The Trail native said they were fortunate to be part of a great group that started with management and credited their success to the period of time they were together. That helped them develop a family bond eventually leading to their championship wins. “We weren’t expected to win the first year,” he said. “Maybe that’s what made that year so special, we weren’t a team that was picked to win the Western Hockey League. “We weren’t a team expected to win the Memorial Cup. “We really came together at the right time. “When you win when you’re not supposed to, it makes it that much sweeter. “I think the second year we were picked to be the best team right from the start, we hosted in Kamloops that

year. “We were able to win it the right way. “We won our Western Hockey League and we had a lot of success in the Memorial Cup.” Kariya is a former Penticton Panther, born and raised in North Vancouver. Named the Canadian Junior A Player of the Year, Kariya was drafted fourth overall by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, said a release by the Vancouver Canucks. He played 15 seasons in the NHL with Anaheim, Nashville, Colorado and St. Louis. Recchi, a Kamloops native, played 22 seasons in the NHL. He won three Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh in 1991, Carolina in 2006 and Boston in 2011. In 1,652 NHL games played, he scored 577 goals and recorded 1,533 points. Former Canucks coach Marc Crawford was part of the Canucks 1982 Stanley Cup final as a rookie and played six seasons in the NHL. Behind the bench,

Crawford won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche. Overall, he coached 1,151 games in the NHL and is presently coaching the ZSC Lions in Switzerland. Patterson, a retired teacher from Cranbrook, has impacted the sport as a player and coach. He received the Gordon Juckes Award for his contribution to hockey in Canada and was also named B.C. Coach of the Year. When it comes to this class, BCHHF executive director Bruce Judd said it promises to be a celebration of BC’s influential hockey legends. “All are very high classes,” said Judd of previous inductees. “The nice thing about this one is inducting someone who played locally and the first woman inductee. “That’s a big honour for the BCHHF.” To attend the evening at the South Okanagan Events Centre, tickets are $80. To purchase, call Dorothy at the BCHHF office 492-4320.

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found out.) She sees me as her only friend. Don won’t let her near the children. He says he doesn’t want them to think cheating is OK. She was so depressed, I couldn’t turn her down. If Don found out we were in touch, he would be furious and would never trust me again. My husband wants me to cut off ties with her, but she is so helpless and sad. What do I do? -- Confused Grandma Dear Grandma: Please stop lying to your son. Either tell him the truth or cease communication with your ex-daughter-inlaw. However, it is ter-

isn’t attracted to black men. I find these comments very offensive, especially because I am of mixed ethnicity, and if someone told me they weren’t attracted to women of my race, I would be insulted. Are such comments acceptable? -- Nebraska Dear Nebraska: No. At the very least, these comments are offensive because they stereotype. To say that one isn’t attracted to a particular ethnic or racial group presumes that all people in that group look alike, when obviously they do not. People who make such remarks are bigoted, although they may not recognize it. You might be able to enlighten some of your friends by expressing how offensive these comments are to you. If nothing else, they will realize they cannot say such things without repercussions. Dear Annie: I’d like to add to your response

to “S,” who asked how to address an envelope to a couple who are both doctors. My situation is slightly different. I am a physician. My husband does not have a doctoral degree of any kind. The proper way to address a formal

envelope to us is “Dr. Jane Doe and Mr. John Doe,” or “Dr. Jane and Mr. John Doe.” Most envelopes to us are addressed incorrectly. Many say “Mrs. and Dr. John Doe,” which makes absolutely no sense at all. Hopefully this will

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ribly wrong of Don to prevent his ex from seeing the children. He is still angry and hurt, but in punishing her, he is also punishing them. They need their mother. They will not mistake her presence for approval to cheat. The divorce is sufficient for them to understand how destructive her behavior was. Please urge him to put his kids first and work out a civil relationship with their mother. They may otherwise grow up feeling abandoned and angry, and if they ever learn that it was Dad who kept Mom away, they may never forgive him. If he needs counseling to reach that point, encourage him to get it. Dear Annie: I have a question regarding interracial attraction. Some of my friends have said they aren’t attracted to men of certain races. For example, my white friend says she simply

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Dear Annie: A year ago, our son, “Don,” discovered that his wife of eight years was cheating on him. It came as a shock to all of us. Don was devastated and angry, and quickly divorced his wife and got full custody of their three young children. He sold their home and bought one closer to us. It was obvious that he wanted to punish her. Our tight-knit family offered to help in any way. Don’s ex-wife, a woman we loved and cherished, became Public Enemy No. 1. She tried to call us a few times, but Don told the family, politely, that we should not answer her calls, and if she knocked on the door, we shouldn’t open it. He said it would be best for him and his kids if we ignored her. I said I would do my best. The problem is, I have been in communication with Don’s ex. (Her lover broke things off after Don




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, July 27, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be patient, because power struggles with authority figures or family members are likely. Plus, with the Moon in your sign, you feel feisty! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This could be an accidentprone day because you lose your temper or feel emotionally uptight. Avoid arguments with siblings, neighbors and relatives. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Squabbles about money or possessions might irk you today. Try not to lose it. Some will have arguments about cash flow, earnings or the disputed ownership of something. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your attempts to make things better or to improve someone else could end in disaster today. Don’t force your opinions on others,

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even if you are convinced you are right. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might feel annoyed with someone, and yet, you’re muzzled. Therefore, you are simmering and seething in silence. Just let this go, because it’s not good for your health! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Heated differences with others, especially in group situations, might occur today. Do not expect to get your own way. These power struggles even might affect your goals. Be careful. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll have to compromise or go more than halfway when dealing with others because the Moon is opposite your sign. In addition, authority figures and family members are looking for a fight. Oh, dear. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Avoid controversial sub-

jects like politics, religion and racial issues today because people are aggressive and looking for trouble. Speaking of which, avoid crime-ridden areas or dangerous neighborhoods. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Disputes about inheritances, shared property or the ownership of something might arise today. If you can’t persuade others to share your values, at least

listen to what they say. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Difficulties with partners and close friends will arise today because ego battles are rampant. In particular, be patient with family members, especially females. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Work issues could be aggravated by arguments today because everyone wants to have his or her own

way. Furthermore, each person thinks he or she knows what is best for everyone else. (Bummer.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Be patient with children today. Machinery and equipment might break down, or romantic squabbles could add to your problems. It is what it is. YOU BORN TODAY You are forceful, decisive and powerfully organized. You know how









to run any organization. This is why others turn to you for answers and decision-making. You like to plan ahead, and you know how to get the best out of others. At times you are intimidating; nevertheless, people respect you. Work hard to build or construct something this year, and your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, actor; Jack Higgins, author; Jeanne Bare (Baret), explorer.

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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

Trail Times Friday, July 26, 2013

Classifieds Houses For Sale


Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Food Products

Garage Sales


WANETA, 8150 Old Waneta Road. Sat. July 27th, 8am-? Huge fundraiser for Rossland Eagles Riders.

Head Vehicle Detailer At Castlegar Hyundai our inventory and customer vehicles must be spotless. We require a detailer to clean, restore and protect vehicles with the utmost care and skill. This is a full-time position with benefits. Experience and a clean driving record are mandatory. Submit your resume to or fax 250-365-5376

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:

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.60/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Fruit & Vegetables RASPBERRIES, Pesticide free, fresh & frozen. $3.00/lb.; You pick $2.50/lb. 250-3994779, 1699 Hwy 3A, Thrums.

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD FOR SALE: Logging truck loads, 10-11 cords, mixed species. Nelson, Salmo, Fruitvale, Trail. $1700-$1900 depending on delivery distance. 250-367-9299

Garage Sales FRUITVALE, 2021 Old Salmo Rd. Sat. & Sun. July 27 & 28, 8am-2pm. Multi-Family. Offers considered.

Lot Attendant Do you have a valid driver’s license and a deep interest in automobiles? Then we can use your help. Duties include washing vehicles, assisting with detailing, fueling, lot maintenance and other necessary work. If you have interest or experience please email your resume to Keith Kalawsky at or fax it to 250-365-5376

We’re on the net at Services

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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Borrow Up To $25,000

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


Household Services A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

Kitchen Cabinets LEAF Cabinetry, serving the West Kootenay for 22 years. Commercial & residential cabinetry, architectural woodwork. t. 250.509.4167

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316 A17

FRUITVALE, 2132 Old Salmo Rd., Sat. & Sun. July 27 & 28, 8am-3pm. Moving. Lots of tools. GLENMERRY, 1223 Primrose Street, Saturday, July 27th, 8am-4pm. Moving Sale. Furniture, etc. ROSSLAND, 1810 St.Paul St. Sat.July.26. 8-noon. Multifamily. TRAIL 8455 Hwy 22A (across from Vet’s office Waneta Rd). 8am - 2pm Sat. July 27th.

TRAIL, 1735 Riverside Ave. Lazeroff Apts. Jul.27th, 9am12. BARGAINS! 250-231-5815

Merchandise for Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail

Help Wanted





Experience in fire, security, camera and access control. Must have drivers and security license. Work in East/West Kootenay.



Every week there will be a new question in our print edition. The answer and code number can only be found on our website under the heading ‘Trail Times iPad contest solution’.



We’ll draw a $20 gift certificate courtesy of Lil T’s Cafe every week and on August 31 all correct responses will be entered into a draw for a new iPad. The Trail Times website offers links to more photos from events around Greater Trail, an archive of previously published stories as well as news and entertainment from the family of Black Press publications around B.C.

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Fruitvale $249,000 W NE

Montrose $195,000



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Glenmerry $174,500



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Shaver’s Bench $139,500

Genelle $74,500


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





East Trail $189,900



Fruitvale $199,900 RD YA ER P SU



Montrose $199,900

Trail $189,000

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wants to give our loyal subscribers a chance to win a meal or a new iPad simply by logging on to the Trail Times website.

Trail $129,000


Salmo $248,000 W NE


Trail $260,000 OR ND ED VE TIVAT O M

AM Ford in Trail is seeking applications for the new and used sales team.


MLS# 2391832

Sunningdale $225,000


Applicants should have a strong background in customer service, automotive sales experience an asset, and be willing to work in a fast paced environment. Email resumes to


This week’s question:

Win an iPad!

Where were the two international Communities in Bloom judges from? Find the answer and answer code on until Sunday night.



Fruitvale $156,900 W NE


Glenmerry $259,000 W NE


Fruitvale $282,000 DE IVI BD E! U S M


Last week’s winner is

Eileen Holm

Eileen wins $20 gift certificate from Lil T’s and is entered to win an iPad!

Lil T’s Cafe




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


Friday, July 26, 2013 Trail Times


Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate





Heavy Duty Machinery

For Sale By Owner

Homes Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent


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. $650./mo. plus utilities. F/S, coin-op laundry. 250-231-4522 WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716 WARFIELD, 2 bedroom condo. NS NP; Includes f/s and electricity; on site laundry room; one dedicated parking stall, elevator. $750. 250-3643978 for application to rent. W.TRAIL, 2bd., tiny yard, suitable for small dog, close Downtown.$675.250-368-6075

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

Cars - Sports & Imports

Misc. for Sale Affordable steel shipping containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted

Above Kootenay Lake. 4km to Ashram, Marine, Golf Course, Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unfinished (but furnished) “Small is Beautiful” cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug, 12 appraised at $170,000 but older, flexible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage for suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call:


Small ads, BIG deals! Houses For Sale Castlegar 3 Bdrm Family Home with stunning view $295,000, Double garage sun porches, gardens 2 side by side lots, with separate titles, offer amazing privacy, 250-304-2944 MONTROSE, For Sale By Owner, beautiful 4 split level home w/inground pool, 4bdrm, den, family room, 3bth. $338,900. 250-367-9191 OPEN HOUSE 3892 Dogwood Dr. Sat.July27 Noon-2PM, Immac. 3bdrm, 3bth $299,000 Terry Alton Century 21 Kootenay Homes Inc. 250-231-1101


FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791

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 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $725/mth + utilities, 365-5070, leave msg Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.Trail 1bd apt., f/s, coin-op laundry. 250-368-3239 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.

Cottages / Cabins Beautiful Christina Lake B.C. private lakefront cabin for rent and/or partial ownership sale. 3 bdrm, fully furnished spacious deck. Boat access (across from marina). Tin boat included. Rental: Sun. August 18 to Sept 8 ($1100 to $1200 per week) Louise 403-809-4811 John 403-861-3148

Duplex / 4 Plex EAST TRAIL, 2 bdrm. Contact 250-364-1104

Homes for Rent ROSSLAND 3BDRM, w/d,n/s,n/p,$1000 plus utilities, avail. Aug 1. 250-367-7927 SUNNINGDALE, 3 bdrm home with A/C, shop/ carport, N/S, N/P. $1000. per month. Available Aug.1st. Contact Mark 250-231-5591

We’re on the net at



TRAIL, 3 bedroom 1 bathroom easy access home 5 minutes walk to Gyro Park. 4 appliances, fenced yard, covered patio, off street parking, NS, pet negotiable, September 1, $1,000. + utilities. 250-364-3978

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





Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


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


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


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


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.

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.

Motorcycles 2006 HONDA Goldwing, 38,000kms. Navigation, heated seats, grips, new tires. $17,000. 250-231-0276

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997,1998 red Jeep Cherokee, 4 doors, 6 cly eng, auto trans & 5 speed, 270,000km, excellent condition. $2,400 / $2,900obo. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807.

Trucks & Vans

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

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

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.

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

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Various routes available

Call Michelle to get your route today! 250-368-8551 ext 206

open Houses

Garage sales



Saturday, July 27 12 - 2pm

2461 Albert Drive, Trail

Furniture, etc Sat, July 27 8am - 4pm


1 Moving

1223 Primrose St, Trail



Sat, July 27 8am - ?

Huge fundraiser for Rossland Eagle Riders

8150 Old Waneta Rd, Trail


Lots of tools Sat & Sun, July 27 & 28 8am -3pm

3 Moving

2132 Old Salmo Rd, Fruitvale

Sat, July 27 8am - noon


5 Multi

1810 St Paul St, Rossland


Sat & Sun, July 27 & 28 8am -2pm

Multi-Family 4Offers considered

2021 Old Salmo Rd, Fruitvale



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Friday, July 26, 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 26, 2013  

July 26, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times