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TCARE Project supports chronically ill



Anyone who has ever dealt with a chronic illness, or supported someone who lives with one, knows that it can be overwhelming. It can sometimes seem that the constant interaction with the healthcare system can be a full-time position in itself; doctor visits, hospital visits, tests, and more tests, sometimes travelling to specialists and larger hospitals in the Okanagan or Lower Mainland. For some it can all be too much to cope with at a time when they are least able to cope. Now, a new healthcare project is being initiated in the Trail/Castlegar area that hopes to demonstrate that people with life-limiting chronic illness can benefit by being supported and informed by a home-visiting healthcare professional. The Trail/Castlegar Augmented Response (TCARE) project is a University of British Columbia research project, jointly funded by the Peter Wall Foundation and the Vancouver Foundation. Brenda Hooper, a retired community health nurse who has worked extensively in the Trail/ Castlegar area in the palliative care field, has been brought on board as the local coordinator for the new program. “This is for the people who are struggling, when things start to get worse and they’re having to go to the doctor a lot,” Hooper said. “They’re often in between first diagnosis and the end stages when they might require end-of-life care.” TCARE is a totally voluntary project, providing in-home support on a weekly basis to individuals from Trail in the south up to the Playmor Junction and including the Fruitvale area out to Ross Spur. “I make one-hour visits and try to not overstay my welcome,” said Hooper. “I’m there to not just work with the person with a condition, but also with their caregivers. Ideally I’ll be working with a pair but some don’t have any kind of caregiver. I’m there to hear their concerns, maybe help grease the wheels of dealing with the healthcare system.” Participants could be dealing with a range of chronic illnesses, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, HIV, and other serious debilitating issues. Hooper helps obtain information for those who feel they might be missing key pieces of information regarding their condition and treatment and she helps sift through the complicated information they receive from their physicians and other healthcare specialists. See FAMILIAR, Page 3


Parking meter attendant, Bernadette Racette, helps bylaw enforcement officer Dawn Evans install her first boot to a vehicle in downtown Trail Tuesday. The city purchased the device, which immobilizes a vehicle’s wheel, earlier this year to clamp down on unpaid parking fines. The boot can be used when a driver has accumulated five unpaid parking tickets and one warning. In the downtown metered zones, violation notices are issued for expired parking meters, over parking in a time zone, parking in a lane, loading zone or no parking zone or parking without a valid ticket displayed. The cost of fines vary, though most start at $5, with as much as a $35 ticket for parking in a handicap zone. In 2012, the percentage of people paying their tickets dropped to 42 per cent, which meant the city was owed almost $43,000 in unpaid fines. A fee of $75 must be paid to release the vehicle.

Corridor project over budget Other city initiatives deferred in result of downtown upgrade BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

It’s been a three-year journey for the City of Trail to begin its revitalization plan, but over-budget bids and cost overruns have forced council to rebalance the city’s cheque book by delaying six other 2013 projects. The city allotted $1.25 million to the Victoria Street Corridor project, which is currently under construction. However, after receiving

only one bid, Nelson’s Maglio Installations was awarded $1.4 million to complete the job. Earlier this year, trenchless sewer upgrades came in over budget by $100,000. The project, to reline ageing sewer lines in East and West Trail, Sunningdale and Shaver’s Bench, is not complete but it is expected to hit the $580,000 mark by year-end. The third project, the Oak Street capital project, is over budget by $110,000. This project, which includes road improvements and replacement of sewer, water and

storm systems, is scheduled to start in early August and continue through October. “These three projects were identified as high priority,” said David Perehudoff, Trail’s chief administrative officer. “Due to several factors, it is necessary for them to proceed this year.” Perehudoff said rather than taking additional money out of internal reserves to fund the difference, the postponed projects represent a $419,000 savings. With a savings of $250,000, council agreed to defer the Bear Creek well

water upgrades. This project has been under consideration for several years and became high priority in 2013 due to a proposed subdivision near Canadian Tire on Highway 3B. However, the developer’s proposal has stalled so council chose to delay water system improvements pending future development. Widening the Fifth Avenue sidewalk in Shavers Bench for $65,000 was deferred by council until 2014, after staff recommended the project be phased over several years. See PIGEON, Page 3



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Shayla Shaw of City Bakery, a landmark building in downtown Trail, took a look at the business’s ageing electrical meters on Tuesday. FortisBC meters are nearing the end of their lifespan and the company is replacing them with smart meters, eliminating the need for a manual meter reading.

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Well that decision didn’t take long for the powers that be. Just two weeks ago, FortisBC announced its approval from the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) for the company to proceed with its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project. At that time, FortisBC was not expected to make its decision for another month, on whether or not to proceed with the installations. However, in a recent press release, FortisBC announced that the company will indeed move forward with the AMI project early next year. The kicker is a customer can choose to opt out of a new meter and its wireless transmissions, but it will come at a cost. FortisBC has a November deadline to provide details about the “incremental” costs related to the radio-off option and until then it’s a wait and see.

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Montrose council ly eliminating the expense received a FortisBC letter of manual meter reading,” outlining the company’s Neil Pobran, corporate comintent to upgrade 500 village munications manager, told residences. the Times. “We don’t know what In addition to job losses, kind of costs will be associ- is the controversy around ated with the upgrades,” said whether or not smart meters Coun. Don Berriault. present a health hazard. The “Nothing Osoyoos Indian has been verrecently “Really, they have Band balized yet, announced its us between a rock decision to ban but I imagine having to pay and a hard place.” the installation someone to of new meters don berriault come and read in homes and your meter businesses on will be a factor. If they have reserve land. to send someone to read a “Fortis has acknowledged meter for two people, it will that we made a stance but cost those people more than we haven’t received feedback if Fortis sent someone to yet,” said J.R. Linkevic, the read ten meters,” he specu- band’s land officer. “Although lated. “Really, they have us we haven’t done an analybetween a rock and a hard sis on costs, what it really place.” boils down to is why a utility The company expects company, a monopoly, can electricity rates will be go ahead and do something lowered with advanced whether we like it or not. meters, due to the dismissal There needs to be a push of manual meter reading from the general public, sayjobs. ing ‘we don’t want this.’” “Advanced meters will The company maintains pay for themselves by near- that advanced meters were

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Little brewery, big taste By Tamara Hynd The Free Press

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During the Fernie Brewing Company tour, Tim McKee from Kimberley tries to find a way to carry home a souvenir.

I’m not much of a beer drinker but when duty called, I biked up to the Fernie Brewing Company (FBC) for their Friday afternoon tour with friends who were in town for a mountain biking trip. This year marks FBC’s tenth anniversary thanks to award winning products like their Sap Sucker Maple Porter, which won a Canadian Gold Medal in 2012. Craft brewers have been rising in popularity over the last ten years. What began in owner Russell Pask’s family barn in 2003, with two types of brew, has evolved into the brewery north east of Fernie that touts 13 seasonal beer. Tour guide Brittany Sopko started the tour by filling up the sample glasses before explaining the use of barley, malt and hops plus the fact they use no preservatives. Right off the bat, a sample of their Begian White Ale ‘Ol’ Willy Wit’ had my attention with its refreshing citrusy flavour on a 30-degree day. Sopko refilled sample glasses before we headed into the brew house to see where the magic happens. After viewing the towering stainless steel and brass silo like vats, we moved into the cooler where the finished product is stored until bottled or canned. Believe it or not, what now takes three people to run the machine to bottle, used to be done by hand one bottle at a time. It’s still a slow process compared to large breweries that can bottle one beer per second. But the employees still remember the good

ol’ days of hand bottling so they love the efficiency of the current system. One employee was busy sealing the summer variety packs with a glue gun. Yes, folks, FBC beer is still boxed and sealed by hand. They are still growing as they are expanding their warehouse to include a massive new cooler by the new loading dock. Craft brewing is a lot more labour intensive than I thought. “I was surprised they can produce so much with only 12 fulltime employees,” said visitor Tim McKee.

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“I’m amazed how small the operation is,” said Amber Nielson. “They’re pretty generous with the samples, too. Ol’ Willy Wit and Huckleberry are my favourites. I like the Red Caboose, too, it’s smooth, red, and full flavoured.” FBC has two brew masters with a third in training via an online program. He can work and learn on the job with experienced brew masters there to teach and answer questions. The brewery has reached pubs in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary but is most popular in the Kootenays. Variety packs are a summer favourite and a great idea for a souvenir that your friends will appreciate (more than another ill-fitting t-shirt)

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From page 1 A secondary aspect of the project is to offer an after-hours number for participants to call with any questions or concerns they may have regarding their condition. “It will either be myself or a local nurse practitioner, who is working with us, available to take the calls, not a receptionist or call centre,” said Hooper. “One of the advantages of this program is that people will see the same face and the people they call are familiar to them,” she added. “If they have something they might think of as a little thing that they might not want to take to the doctor, they can call.” One of the goals of the project is to demon-

strate that, by providing home and phone-based support, it is possible to help people manage their own care more effectively and reduce costs for the system at the same time. “Save emergency visits and save needless suffering,” Hooper said. “Sometimes people wait for the healthcare system to tell them it’s time and the healthcare system waits for the people to ask,” she added. “This is about taking it upstream to people before they crash down.” There are still a number of spaces open in the TCARE research project and anyone interested in participating or finding out more can contact Brenda Hooper at 250-512-7721, or by email at

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From page 1 In addition, the Trail Kiwanis’ proposed memorial sundial park, earmarked for the RCMP traffic island, will have to wait another year for it’s $45,000 from the city. “The Kiwanis park was deferred only after consulting the club and they indicated they are not ready to commence the project,” said Perehudoff.

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Taxman’s pilot project targets cheaters in resource industry Almost $2M in unpaid taxes found in Peace River probe By Dean Beeby


OTTAWA - The unregulated couriers, paramedics and drivers who work on contract for big resource firms have become the Canada Revenue Agency’s newest headache. A pilot project focusing on British Columbia’s remote Peace River region found hundreds of small-time operators who haven’t been paying taxes. The two-year probe into tax cheats working in the area’s resource sector uncovered almost $2 million in unpaid taxes, and officers levied another half-million dollars in fines and interest. “Self-employed contractors that support the larger businesses ... have extensive opportunities to work for cash,” says an internal CRA

report on the operation. “Much of the work occurs in remote and sparsely populated areas that traditionally have limited visible interactions with the (CRA).” The pilot project is among dozens the agency has ordered to help develop techniques for eradicating the underground economy, which Statistics Canada estimates was worth $38 billion in 2008. Other probes have targeted waiters, used-car dealers, construction workers, house-flippers, truckers - even maplesyrup producers. In northern British Columbia and the Yukon, investigators fixed their sights on three types of businesses that serve the resource sector: pilot car drivers, who guide oversized and overloaded trucks on remote roads; mobile first aiders, who provide paramedic services at job locations, as required under provincial law; and “hot shots,” couriers who deliver

time-sensitive materials to often-remote worksites. Many of these transient workers are off the grid, operating in isolated areas accessible only by off-road vehicles, some living out of their cars for weeks on end, and getting jobs through word of mouth. “It can be very challenging to meet with them,” says the May 2012 report, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. The project eventually reviewed more than 4,000 tax accounts, the vast majority in the Peace River region of northeastern B.C., site of an oil-and-gas boom. As word of the probe spread through the region, investigators found more resistance to their demands for information. But in the end, the project produced some $2.5 million in tax and penalties for government coffers. The pilot project clearly demonstrated that the taxman needs to be on the ground

wherever there’s a new resource boom, officials concluded. “Our province is on the cusp of great change and growth in the resource development industries,” says the heavily censored final report. “The timing of the initiative allows the agency to be well positioned as the economy recovers and begins to gain global strength.” A spokeswoman for the CRA, Mylene Croteau, says no criminal charges were laid as a result of the project. Croteau added the pilot was expected to “increase the CRA’s visibility thereby leading to an increase in voluntary compliance. ... Results indicated that non-compliance does exist in this sector.” The hunt for modestincome tax cheats in the remote northeast corner of British Columbia is at one extreme of the policing challenges currently facing the Canada Revenue Agency.

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Governments, industry team RCMP say two boys killed up on pipeline research by python while asleep New Brunswick

THE CANADIAN PRESS CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - RCMP say two young boys are dead after they were strangled by a python that escaped its enclosure at a pet store in Campellton, N.B. Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh says the boys, aged five and seven, were

sleeping in an apartment above Reptile Ocean Inc. when the incident occurred. She says police arrived at the apartment around 6:30 a.m., at which point officers found the two dead boys. Rogers-Marsh says it’s believed the snake made its way

into the apartment through the ventilation system sometime through the overnight hours. She says the snake was captured and is in the possession of police. Rogers-Marsh says autopsies will be performed on the two victims on Tuesday.


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up the collaborative, which is expected to be operational by late fall. Universities, environmental and aboriginal groups are likely to be invited to the table eventually, said Kenny. The Saskatchewan government has also been approached. “We’re hoping this will be a pan-Canadian approach,” said Richard Wayken, vicepresident of Alberta Innovates, the provincial agency that first proposed the idea. “This is something that everybody feels is needed and it feels like the right time.” The group’s goal is to sponsor “targeted” research at universities and other institutions using public and private dollars. “If we can get a clear organizing framework with clear players involved and clear strategies and priorities, the money will follow,” Kenny said. “Industry is investing heavily already. Nextgeneration breakthrough improvements that maybe have a longer lead time are maybe better done in a public setting.” The new group also plans to spread information about current research. Kenny notes one Alberta program is

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news story caught my attention shortly after I read an article on the Tyee (, one of my favourite Internet news sources. A CBC Radio news report said that the federal government will not move to ban neonicotinoids, the insecticides which are being blamed for at least part of the growing death of bee populations around the world. A federal government spokesman said that Canada will continue with its own study until 2018 before it determines if any action is warranted. This decision comes despite a recent European ban on the nicotine-based substance, and studies that indicate the insecticides might also be killing birds, mammals and soil organisms. The Tyee article, by Geoff Dembicki, is titled “How to Talk to a Conservative about Climate Change.” He begins with the obvious, that climate change debate has become a left-wing issue, then goes on to reveal ways in which important issues become marginalized by the way they are perceived by people with different “moral foundations.” Research by New York

University psychologist Jonathan Haidt breaks down human morality into distinct categories. “People who identify as politically liberal tend to have strong emotional reactions to questions of ‘care/harm’ (protecting vulnerable elements of society) and ‘fairness/cheating’ (making sure that justice is upheld),” he explained. And “conservative morality tends to emphasize questions of ‘loyalty/betrayal’ (staying true to your cultural group), ‘authority/subversion’ (upholding long-held institutions) and ‘sanctity/ degradation’ (fending off defilement),” he added. Note that Dembicki is not talking about morality and immorality, but simply about different types of morality. This argument fits in with my puzzlement about why leaders haven’t been able to rouse the public into action to take on issues that seem obvious to me, mostly environmental and economic. And it reminded me of a quote from a former highranking U.S. elected official who said that when man cuts down the last tree on Earth, God will step in and resolve the problem. It sounds facetious to

a non-believer, but a very large proportion of humans have a conservative morality that makes them loyal to the status quo and gives them a strong belief in institutions. To suggest that humans are responsible, or at least major contributors, to climate change, or even that there really is climate change, is an affront to their morality.


ECKERSLEY This is the Life

Perhaps it is useless to attempt to convince conservatives about the need for economic and environmental policy changes. After all, the very conservative approach of bailing out banks and saving themselves from their own stupidity seems to have worked, hasn’t it? So why risk imposing changes on how they operate? Same with the environment.

Impending environmental disaster has been promised for more than a generation now — several if you go back to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The oceans haven’t begun to boil, the surface temperature of the planet hasn’t soared, lowlying populated areas like Manhattan haven’t been covered by rising water levels. The arguments go on and on. Things that seem patently obvious to scientists (97 per cent of environmental scientists believe human activity is responsible for measurable, if not especially obvious, climate change) and liberals simply make no sense to conservatives. People do change their morality. I was once a conservative and I eventually concluded that it no longer suited me. As a liberal (not Liberal), I think we could be doing better in many ways, and I don’t trust a free and unfettered marketplace to make those changes. Perhaps I need to take solace in areas where small changes are being made, and people are proving that different approaches can work. I spent some time at Summerhill Pyramid Winery recently, talking at length with Ezra and Gabe

Cipes, who are completely committed to farming in a way that does not sap the soil of nutrients or require the use of poisons to control pests and diseases. One can choose to look at them as a couple of kooks, but when Ezra said, “This is farming,” I was reminded of how not so many years ago the earth’s population was fed without the reliance of things that we know make us sick. If the population explosion has come as a result of our refusal to act in ways that benefit humans and their health instead of seeking endless ways to create wealth for a small proportion of the population, then we must also recognize that we are on an unsustainable path. I’m left to wonder, though, if liberals are pessimistic and believe we are doing irreparable harm to our environment, and conservatives believe that the status quo is fine and that it will all work out in the end, why can’t we tell the difference between these opposing moral views when we walk down the street. Shouldn’t one group look happier than the other? Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the Creston Valley Advance.

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Youth embraces cultural experience, plans for future “Ich kann es einfach nicht glauben!” I mean, I simply cannot believe it! After a year of being away, I am suddenly back to where it all began. Upon my arrival, I was asking questions such as “How do we say that again?” or “What’s the English word for that?” Now, after almost one month of returning to the Kootenays, my English is again beginning to flow more smoothly and I can understand the role culture shock can play, even in my home country. Living, completely immersed, in another culture for a year allowed what was foreign to become routine and what was rou-

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Now I feel that I have not only become a part of another culture, but that I have also become a much more independent, and international individual and I look forward to finding the balance between my two cultures and using them to define myself. The familiar smiling faces of loved ones, country music, ball caps, and back roads

has not only made my transition easier but has reminded me how beautiful our province really is. My love for Canada will never change but after my year exchange, I have left my heart in several other places as well! One day I know I will go back and visit my friends and family in Northern Germany because it really did become a second home to me; however, until then I have at least four years of university ahead at Carleton University in Ottawa. Beginning this fall, I will be participating in the Bachelor of Journalism Program in hopes of working toward a journalism job, specializing in tourism and travel.

This past year’s experience has changed my life and I attribute the opportunity is to the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. I would like to thank the Trail Rotary Club and its members, with a special thank you to Ray Masleck, for all of their help and support. As my year abroad truly does come to an end, I see the impact it has left on my life and could only wish the same life-changing experience for future young travellers. Danielle Clarke was a J.L. Crowe Secondary work experience student at the Trail Times last year and is currently in Germany as a Rotary Exchange student.

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Russia’s anti-gay crackdown casts a shadow over Winter Olympics An editorial from the Toronto Star When he’s not parading around Siberia in camo gear, hauling hapless 20-kilo pike out of remote lakes, Russian President Vladimir Putin is busy pumping himself up to bag a gold medal - that would be for bigotry - at the upcoming Olympic Games. Russia has never been a good place to be gay and on Putin’s benighted watch it is getting worse. Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has likened same-sex marriage to the Apocalypse. The city of Moscow banned gay pride parades for the next 100 years. The singer Madonna was threatened with a $10-million lawsuit for breaking St. Petersburg’s infamous “gay gag” law by voi-

cing support for gays. Gay-bashing is all too common. And pandering to popular prejudice, Putin has just signed a law, with heavy fines, that criminalizes the “propagation” of homosexuality and gay rights to minors, and outlaws gay rallies and use of the media and internet to promote gay causes. This not only stigmatizes gays but also hobbles media reporting on gay issues and legitimizes further discrimination. Foreigners who run afoul of the law can be jailed for 15 days, and deported. While popular with Russia’s many homophobes, this has cast an ugly shadow over the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. As concern builds, it’s good to see Prime Minister

Stephen Harper’s government forcefully expressing disgust, after quietly lobbying Moscow to drop the law. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has publicly and accurately denounced it as a “mean-spirited and hateful” incitement to intolerance and worse. The International Olympic Committee must now demand credible, formal assurances that gay athletes won’t get into trouble for affirming their identities. This anti-gay campaign is an affront to the Olympic Charter, which promotes “mutual understanding,” “friendship” and “solidarity,” and which repudiates “any form of discrimination.” And it isn’t going unnoticed. Gay activists in Canada and the U.S. are pro-

moting a boycott of Russian vodka and other products, and there have been calls for gay athletes to embarrass Moscow by individually showing their pride, or joining a pride parade. There have even been calls for a boycott of the Games itself, a move Russian activists oppose. Predictably, the IOC has been trying to assure gay Olympians and spectators that they will be welcomed with open arms without having to park their identities at the airport and watch their every move. That’s not how Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko sees it. Far from providing some assurance that gay Olympians will get a pass, he has just warned them to mind what they say and do.

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OBITUARIES EVANS, ANDREW LEE — Andy as his friends knew him, has left us at the young age of 28. Andrew was born on March 19, 1985 in Trail B.C. On July 10, 2013, after an unfortunate whirlwind of events, the unruly Columbia River took his life. Andrew was a down-to-earth, loving guy who never lost his inner child. He loved going on adventures with his family and friends. He loved spending time up in the Pend d’ Oreille where he and the family spent most of their early years together taking advantage of everything the area had to offer. Andrew will be deeply missed and remain in our hearts forever. He leaves behind his parents Dobie Evans and Laurie McCarthy, Tammy Evans and Lee Guenard, sister Alisha Evans and nephew Keydon; his grandparents Donna Evans and Mervin and Ann Neil; his girlfriend Sam Sakuluk, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins on the Neil and Evans side. He is predeceased by his beloved grandfather Larry Jack Evans. May you rest in peace, our little boy, your spirit is free to go wherever you wish. A celebration of Andrew’s life will take place on August 24, 2013 at 4:00pm at Beaver Creek Park.

Sprint Car driver dies 1 day after weekend crash THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - Veteran Sprint Car driver Kramer Williamson died from injuries suffered during a qualifying race at Lincoln Speedway in central Pennsylvania, according to race organizers and the coroner’s office. Williamson, 63, of Palmyra, was pronounced dead at York Hospital at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday, the York County coroner’s office said. He had suffered serious injuries in a crash that occurred Saturday night during the United Racing Company 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge. Investigators said Williamson’s pink No. 73 car was on the fourth lap of a 10-lap qualifying round when it climbed onto another car and crashed into a retain-

ing wall on the second turn, climbing the fence before returning to the track and flipping over several times. He was extricated from the car and flown to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. United Racing Company co-owner John Zimmerman said the team is mourning the loss of a popular and accomplished driver. “URC lost the most popular driver and accomplished driver in our storied history,” Zimmerman said in a statement. “We are so saddened by the loss of an unforgettable member of our URC Family.” Williamson was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2008 and had been racing for more than 40 years.


David Holladay, from Columbia Valley Greenhouses, waters the many baskets of flowers and plants along the Esplanade. The water is pulled from a 1,000 litre tank in the back of a pickup truck. The tank is refilled four times each day, and as part of the Greenhouse’s contract with the city, the greenery is watered everyday (unless it rains).


Liberal senator, with young bride, resigns Senate due to poor health BY MURRAY BREWSTER THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA _ A Liberal senator who made headlines in 2011 when he married a woman more than four decades his junior has stepped down amid ongoing health concerns. Rod Zimmer’s departure, made known in a letter to the governor general, was circulated around the Senate on Tuesday, and comes against the backdrop of an ongoing scandal over improper expense claims. A spokesman for Liberal Sen. Jim Cowan, the leader of the Opposition in the Senate, says Zimmer’s resignation is strictly health related, and has nothing to do with the ongoing expense review. His resignation letter was submitted late Friday and took effect immediately, according to a copy of the notice, obtained by The Canadian Press. Zimmer, 70, has represented Manitoba in the upper chamber since being appointed in 2005 by former prime minister Paul Martin. A long-time Liberal fundraiser and executive at CanWest Corp. and Manitoba Lotteries, Zimmer has been

in and out of hospital several times this year, most recently in May with a respiratory ailment. He also spent nearly three weeks in hospital last spring battling pneumonia. Sources in the Senate said the timing of the resignation took them by surprise, but it was widely expected that Zimmer would eventually give up his seat because of his continuing poor health. Prior to being appointed to the Senate, he was diagnosed in 2003 with throat cancer, but bounced back. A spokeswoman for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Zimmer notified him ahead of time about his intention to leave. ``He informed Mr. Trudeau and Sen. Cowan last month that he would be stepping down as a senator due to health reasons,’’ Mylene Dupere said in an email. “The Liberal caucus wishes him well.’’ Zimmer raised eyebrows when he married Maygan Sensenberger, 23, an aspiring actress who pleaded guilty last year to causing a disturbance while the

pair were on board an Air Canada flight bound for Saskatoon. In subsequent interviews last fall, Sensenberger described the incident as overblown, but did not elaborate. Sensenberger was arrested after some passengers on the same flight reported that she was arguing with Zimmer and threatening to slit his throat. Others, however, said she became upset after Zimmer began experiencing tightness in his chest and she thought he was having a heart attack. Zimmer supported his wife throughout the court proceedings, and insisted he never felt threatened by her. His resignation leaves four vacancies in the Senate, and diminishes the ranks of the Liberal Opposition to 34 seats. The governing Conservatives hold 60 seats and there are seven independents, including the four at the centre of the expense scandal. The government referred the question of Senate reform to the high court last February in a bid to proceed without having to reopen the Constitution.

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A young Fruitvale swimmer served notice that she can compete with the best in Canada. Twelve-year-old Eden Kormendy attended the Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships in Montreal July 24-29 and placed among the top five in the country in the girls 12-and-under category. “I think it was good and an overall great experience,” said the Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) athlete. Kormendy placed fourth in the 50-metre and 200-m breastroke and fifth in the 200-m Individual Medley and the 100 breastroke, missing the podium by mere tenths of a second. Kormendy said that all she expected was to swim personal bests and have fun, and that her strong finishes were a bit surprising. “It was hard, I felt a little scared and nervous because I was racing against all of Canada’s top swimmers,” she said. In the 50 breastroke Kormendy knocked almost half a second off her preliminary time, swimming it in 36.11 with Hailey Pauletto the bronze medal winner from Quebec out-touching her at the wall by four-tenths of a second. Fellow BC swimmer Faith Knelson won gold in the event in a time of 34.52 seconds. In the 200 breastroke Kormendy was in second place at the 100 metre turn, trailing only Ellie Maradyn of Edmonton. However, in the homestretch Pauletto and B.C.’s Blaire McDowell overtook her in the final 100 to finish second and third respectively, while Maradyn claimed the gold. Kormendy excelled with the Trail Stingrays summer swim club before joining the Greater Trail winter club a year ago, and has made great strides improving her times with every swim. “This program is all new to the kids, and it’s just a year old,” said GTSC president and father Chris Kormendy. “So she had pretty good results for being kind of a newbie on the scene. It’s definitely a little different from what we’re use to in the past.” Eden loves to compete and the soon-to-be J. L. Crowe student has her heart set on improving and attaining her goals. “I just have to keep training harder, and going to (swim) meets, and keep trying to get more best times,” Eden added. The Fruitvale Elementary grad also helped her three-person triathlon team take first place in the Cyswog’n’fun sprint competition in Nelson on the weekend. She, along with brother Dylan and Trail’s Jackson Konkin, will also race in the 1,500 metre Apple Open Water Swim in Kelowna Aug. 16-17, and participate in an openwater clinic with Richard Weinberger - bronze medalist in the 10-km open water swim event at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.


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Orioles win despite losing at B.C.s By Jim Bailey

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The Trail AM Ford Orioles may not have won it all, but the team had some great results at the B.C. Senior Men’s Baseball championships, that included making it into the playoff round and securing the provincial tournament for Trail’s Butler Park next year. Baseball B.C. Awarded the 2014 provincial championship to Trail at the AGM on Friday in Victoria. As per the normal rotation, the tournament was scheduled to take place in the Lower Mainland, but for a variety of reasons, no teams could accommodate it. “It was a little up in the air, and so we put ourselves in there, and everyone agreed to let us do it, so we’re really excited,” said Trail player/coach Jim Maniago. “We’re thinking with the team we had this year, and some guys coming back, and a few potential additions, we’re really hoping to take a run at it next year at home.” The last time the Orioles won the B.C. Championship was in Kelowna in 2008, and despite a good start in this year’s championship, the O’s came up short. “Overall we ended up fourth which is pretty good. Like I said, with what we had, we were pretty happy.” The O’s were missing key players such as shortstop Joey Underwood, pitcher Scott Rhynold, and infielder/pitcher Conner and Kellen Jones. “If we had the full team we had in Kelowna at the tournament it might have been a different story,

but the guys who went played hard and played well.” The Orioles won their first two games of the championship: a 4-3 victory over the Prince George Grays on Saturday morning, followed by a 9-1 pasting of Victoria that night ensuring them of a playoff spot. However, the O’s would run out of steam dropping an 8-1 game to eventual provincial champion Langley on Sunday. Kyle Mace added the only offence for the O’s with a solo home run. “We knew our only hope of winning was to go 3-0. We were in there with Langley; after the third inning it was 0-0, but (pitcher) Dallas (Calvin) took a line drive off the leg and had to come out.” The Orioles would then face the other 2-1 team in Burnaby Sunday night to see who would move onto the semifinal game. But the O’s bats were silenced by Bulldog pitcher Mitch Hodge who went six innings, giving up just four hits in the 5-0 win. In the opening match of the tournament, the O’s Jordan Kissock and Corey Smith each knocked in two runs to pace Trail to the 4-3 win over Prince George. The Orioles Calvin followed that up with five RBIs against the Victoria Mavericks in the 9-1 victory. Calvin went 3-for-4, while Jim Maniago and Scotty Davidson each scored three runs. Trail starter Jordan Kissock went the distance, ceding just one Maverick run on four hits while striking out eight. In the end, it was the Langley Sr. Blaze repeating as cham-

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The Trail AM Ford Orioles pitcher Dallas Calvin helped the team on the mound and at the plate as the O’s finished in fourth-place at the B.C. Senior Men’s Baseball championship in Victoria on the long weekend. pions with an 8-5 win over the Kamloops Sun Devils and a roster that includes Trail natives Pat Brown and Cam Strachan. Brown had pitched the Devils into the final by going the distance in an 8-5 victory over the Burnaby Bulldogs in the semifinal match Monday morning. Kamloops needed to take two games from Langley to seize the championship and after winning the first game 4-3, they looked poised to do so. “They are gritty, they were pretty short-benched too actually, but they had some pretty amazing

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Peyton Manning knows that at age 37, he’s long in tooth and short on time, at least by NFL standards. Yet, the annual influx of 22-year-olds who are ever-stronger, ever-fitter and ever-faster have him feeling like a youngster himself. They keep him on his toes, spry in body, mind and spirit. So do the athletic trainers and the strength staff who monitor his never-ending rehab, the new offensive coordinator who’s barking into his ear on game day, the new position coach and his new slot receiver extraordinaire, Wes Welker. “Yeah, certainly I’m still learning,” Manning told The Associated Press in an interview after practice Tuesday. “You still learn when you have a new offensive co-ordinator in Adam Gase, a new quarterbacks coach in Greg Knapp, who’s been around football for a while and I’m learning some of his coaching philosophies. Any time you’re constantly learning, I think that does make you feel young. That makes you feel like all the other players. “Sometimes when you have a little variety, that does keep

things kind of fresh and keeps you stimulated. But football, it doesn’t really matter how old you are or how young you are, you’re all fighting for the same goal. And so, I love practicing every day. I love being out there with the guys, I love hanging out in the locker room when you have a free minute and having some laughs but working in the weight room. So, I feel very much like one of the guys.” And he plays very much like he always has. Manning had a terrific comeback last season and he looks even better this summer. No less an expert than Hall of Famer John Elway, who just happens to be his boss, said the ball is coming off Manning’s hand much better than it ever did last season, when the four-time MVP won Comeback Player of the Year after rebounding from a series of neck injuries and surgeries that affected a nerve that runs into his right triceps. Manning set Broncos single-season records in nearly every major passing category in 2012, including completions (400), completion percentage (68.6), yards passing (4,659), TD passes (37), QB rating


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(105.8) and 300-yard games (nine) after missing his final season in Indianapolis in 2011. Yet after leading Denver to an AFC-best 13-3 record, the Broncos’ 11-game winning streak came crashing to a halt with a 38-35 loss to eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore on a frigid January afternoon in the Rocky Mountains. The Ravens and Broncos kick off the 2013 season in Denver on Sept. 5, and in a twist, it’s the Broncos who have been getting all the love as the trendy Super Bowl pick this season, not the defending champions who actually got to hoist the Lombardi Trophy back in February. On the first day of training camp, Manning said, “We still kind of have a scar from losing that playoff game and I think players need to kind of be reminded of that daily, use that to drive them, to fuel them to make us a better team.” Manning said Tuesday that he doesn’t think any of his teammates have put that loss in their rearview but instead have kept it on their dashboard, where they can see it every day and never forget the pain of coming up short. “You’d better have a drive. You’d better have a goal for every season, a hunger, whatever you want to call it, a thirst, a little fire in your belly, so I think certainly our team’s had that and it’s about trying to go a little farther, trying to finish,” Manning said. “I think guys have worked your son.” hard all off-sea-

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my kids. I plan to see them every few months and create a visitation schedule for my son to be with me. Am I being selfish to move away? -- Torn Between Kids, Parents and Boyfriend Dear Torn: Absolutely not. You aren’t abandoning young children. Your kids no longer live with you, so you are free to go where you wish. As long as you can visit your children and work out a time for your youngest to be with you, you are under no obligation to remain in your current home. You have spent 27 years taking care of your kids, and now you are quite unselfishly going to

I have yet to be inside her house. Is reciprocity some old social rule that no longer exists? -- Still Waiting Dear Still: No, but many people no longer feel obligated to follow any social rules at all. We think your particular problem is home entertainment. Too many people are embarrassed by the condition of their houses or by their cooking skills. They don’t realize that their friends aren’t interested in comparing furniture and appetizers. They simply want to enjoy the company. The solution for you is to entertain in your home only those who will reciprocate, and socialize with the rest in neutral settings such as restaurants. Dear Annie: “Too Good of a Cook” complained that her eight grown children and grandchildren visited often but never offered to help with the groceries or cooking. My parents owned

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take care of your mother. You deserve to also take care of yourself. Dear Annie: I recently invited some friends to my home for an informal Sunday supper. We’ve known one another for 10 years and usually go out to restaurants. This is the first time we’ve had them over to our home. Since then, I have not received any kind of invitation from them. Worse, one of them recently said they had such a good time that we should do it again. But no one volunteered to use their home. Someone suggested I do it. I have done a lot of entertaining in the past, and going over my guest lists, I realize that very few people have returned the favor. Before my husband died last year, he said flat out that he was tired of entertaining people who do nothing for us in return. One of our neighbors was invited twice to our home, and

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Dear Annie: I left my hometown when I was 19 and have lived in a nearby state for the past 27 years. Two of my children are grown and on their own, and my youngest currently lives with my ex-husband overseas. My mother is now in her 70s and has many medical problems, lives alone and rarely leaves the house. I am also in a long-distance relationship with a man from my childhood who lives near my mother. I am planning to move back to my home state to help my mother and also pursue this relationship. However, I am torn between moving back there and being able to see my children, who live in various places. It breaks my heart for my mother to be all alone, and I know I am running out of time to have her in my life. I also feel this man is “the one,” and I want to be with him. Annie, I spent nearly 30 years caring for




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a productive day at work because you’re focused and willing to work hard. Furthermore, you see new ways of doing things and ways to introduce improvements. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Someone older might have advice about the care or education of children or, possibly, your romantic life. You might be juggling decisions about how to educate yourself or your kids. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on ways to do repairs at home, especially to areas related to bathrooms, laundry, garbage and plumbing. You also might see new uses or applications for something. Clever you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your powers of concentration are excellent

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today, which is why you won’t mind doing work that requires attention to detail or routine work. However, you’ll be convincing in all your communications. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Trust your moneymaking ideas because your mindset is conservative and realistic today. If you see new ways to generate money, take them seriously. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Today the Moon is in your sign dancing with stern Saturn and powerful Pluto. This gives you concentration, diligence and power. People respect you today. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Any attempt on your part to research a subject or look for further information will be successful today. You’ll be direct and relentless. No coffee breaks. Just results. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might attract

a powerful person to you today who influences you to change your goals. No doubt this person is older, more experienced and slightly intimidating. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Relations with authority figures will go well today because you seem to be steady Eddie and reliable. Furthermore, you see ways to introduce reforms that could cut costs.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Discussions about religion, politics, racial issues and philosophy might be intense today. This is a good day to study and explore deep ideas. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might see new uses for shared property or how to better use something that you own jointly with someone else. If someone older

has advice for you, listen. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Discussions with partners and close friends will be practical and realistic today. Someone might want his or her way because this person thinks he or she knows best. Who knows? Maybe it’s true. YOU BORN TODAY You are multitalented and excel in many directions. Whatever you do, you never do casually. You embrace









it wholeheartedly and give it your best shot. Not only can you play a role, you sometimes live a role either consciously or unconsciously. You’re hardworking and responsible. In fact, this year you will work to construct or build something that is valuable. Birthdate of: Princess Beatrice of York, British royal; Meagan Good, actress; Roger Federer, tennis player.

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

Lost & Found FOUND: Ladies ring found in the parking lot across from the Columbia Basin Trust Building in Castlegar. Owner can claim by identifying at Columbia Power Corporation (2nd floor) or by calling 250-304-6060

Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the Castlegar area. Applicants should have LTL & P&D driving experience and must be familiar w/the West Kootenay region.

We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please drop off a resume and current drivers abstract to Ashley at our Castlegar terminal: 1360 Forest Road Castlgar, BC V1N 3Y5 For more info, please call, 250-365-2515 Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!

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.

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

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

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Real Estate 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

Apt/Condo for Rent

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Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822


CASTLEGAR, 1Bdrm. ground level, f/s, $600./mo.util.incl., avail. immed. 604-512-4178 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.Trail 1bd 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. GLENVIEW APTS. Large, Quiet apartment available. 250-368-8391, 250-367-9456 TRAIL,2bd. apt.Sept.1.Friendly, quiet secure bldg. Heat incl. N/P, N/S. 250-368-5287 TRAIL, spacious 1&2bdrm. apartment. Adult building, perfect for seniors/ professionals. Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. Must See. 250-3681312

Homes for Rent ROSSLAND 3BDRM, w/d,n/s,n/p,$1000 plus utilities, avail. Sept 1. 250-367-7927 W.TRAIL, 2Bdrm. available now. $900./mo. including utilities. 1-250-960-9749.

FURN. room in W. Trail. Incl. utils, wifi, laundry. $425/mo. N/S, N/P. Refs. 250-608-4425.


In Memoriam

JOURNEYMAN WELDER needed. Stainless steel welding an asset. Please send resume with references to: PO Box 398, Trail, BC V1R 4L7. LITTLE SCHOLARS Children’s Village now hiring qualified ECE & Infant Toddler educators. For more information **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

The story Of life is quicker Than the wink of an eye The story of love Is hello and goodbye Until we meet again

Heath Duclos

February 8, 1971 - August 7, 2011 Forever remembered, forever loved Colleen, Dad, Sheri, Nana, Jade and Rachel


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

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Find it here. 1BDR COMFORTABLE SHOREACRES COTTAGE: Suitable for 1 person, ns/np, available immediately, $550/mo. +utilities. 2 BDR GROUND FLOOR, TRAIL: Updated, quiet, $650/mo. +utilities, Seniors Discount, close to downtown. BRAN2 BDR WALKOUT BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: 1 yr old, 5 appliances, galley maple kitchen, laminate throughout, $900/ mo. +utilities. Jan. 15 or Feb. 1, ns/np, references required. D NEW RIVERVIEW HOUSE: Granite, timber, cedar, WINTER SPECIAL $299,000. , 2 BDR HOUSE WITH GARAGE: 75x110’ lot, zoned commercial, 2 blocks from downtown Kaslo, $199,000. Call 250-353-2595. 906 CEDAR AVE, SALMO: 3bdr, 1.5 bathrooms, double wide modular, 60x120 lot, paved driveway, 2 car carport, f/s, w/d included, natural gas furnace, central air, storage shed, partially fenced yard, $140,000. FAMILY REUNIONS. 50 acre ranch in Southern Oregon. Sleeps 26, all in beds. Check Listing #. Fish/hike/raft/hunt. Near Crater Lake. GRANDVIEW HOUSING STRATA DUPLEX: 105-4200 Grandview Dr, Castlegar. To view contact Elmer Verigin

Real Estate SOUTH CASTLEGAR, $159,000: Cozy, renovated, 2bdr house, large lot, f/s, w/d, woodstove/electric, carport, deck, 24hrs to view. *MORTGAGES - GOOD OR BAD CREDIT: Purchases/Renances, 100% Financing, Debt consolidations, Construction, renos, Private Funds. Rates as low as 2.20% oac. Call Krista, 2652SQ.FT. EXECUTIVE HOME: Overlooking the Columbia River on a quiet street in Castlegar. Priced to sell at $349,000. BRAND NEW RIVERVIEW HOUSE: Granite, timber, cedar, WINTER SPECIAL $299,000. , ESTATE SALE: Cozy 4 bdr, 2 bath, Panabode home on approximately 1 acre in Kaslo, excellent condition, very clean and sound, 2 sunrooms, 2 pellet stoves, main oor laundry, paved driveway, walk out basement, $219,000. FSBO, 2BDR 1.5 BATH, ON HALF ACRE, WINLAW: Near all amenities, for more info

Rentals ROBSON (CASTLEGAR) RIVER FRONT: 1 bdr, semi-furnished private suite, $650/mo. utilities included. WEST TRAIL APARTMENTS: 1bdr & 2bdr, ns, shared laundry, newly renovated, rent negotiable. 1 BDR NEWLY RENOVATED: Riverfront, basement suite, downtown Castlegar, f/s, w/d, dw, ns/np, $700/mo. +utilities (or furnished & serviced, $1600/mo.), available Mar. 1. Stacey

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1 BDR WITH DEN: Lots of light in quiet house, laundry/utilities included, South-end, Castlegar, $650/mo. 1BDR BASEMENT APARTMENT, CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, available Feb. 1, $550/ mo. utilities included. 1BDR COMFORTABLE SHOREACRES COTTAGE: Suitable for 1 person, ns/np, available immediately, $550/mo. +utilities. 2 BDR GROUND FLOOR, TRAIL: Updated, quiet, $650/mo. +utilities, Seniors Discount, close to downtown. 2 BDR WALKOUT BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: 1 yr old, 5 appliances, galley maple kitchen, laminate throughout, $900/ mo. +utilities. Jan. 15 or Feb. 1, ns/np, references required.

For Sale By Owner 2-3 BDR HOUSE,YMIR: F/s, w/d, dw, wood/electric heat, hi-speed/satTV, Feb.1, $800/mo.+utilities. 2BDR BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: W/d, np, references, $650/mo. +utilities. 2ND AVE, TRAIL: 1bdr suite, ns, quiet working adult, laundry, garage, utilities included, available now, $750/mo. 3 BDR HOUSE: On 2nd, Trail, close to Gyro, available Jan. 1st, ns, $800/mo.+negotiable. 3 BDR ROSSLAND HOME: All appliances, replace, enclosed garage, $950/mo. 3BDR MOBILE, KRESTOVA: On acreage, wood & electric, w/d, ns/np. 3BDR TOWNHOUSE, GLENMERRY: Clean, appliances, furnished, laminate oors, carport, rec room, municipal parking in rear, $1000/mo. +utilities. 6 MILE, NORTH SHORE, NELSON: 2 bdr, for mature adults, ns/np, $900/mo. +utilities, references. BACHELOR SUITE IN BALFOUR: All utilities included $600/mo. BEAUTIFUL 4BDR, THRUMS: Acreage, 2.5 baths, ns/np, references required, mature/ responsible, Jan. 1, $1500/mo. +utilities. CASTLEGAR 1 BDR +DEN BASEMENT SUITE: Walk-out, on bus route, ns/np, $675/ mo. inclusive. CASTLEGAR AREA 2 BDR MOBILE: Ns/np, $800/mo. +utilities. CUTE 3BDR FURNISHED TRAIL HOME: C/w dishes, cookware, bedding, BBQ, zero maintenance yard, ++); $1400/mo. includes 5 high end appliances, utilities, wireless internet, HDPVR, ns/np, references required, available immediately. FOR RENT ON THE EDGE OF KASLO: Small cozy log cabin. Quiet, peaceful, setting suitable for quiet, ns/np, suited for single, responsible person, $600/mo. +utilities. FURNISHED 2 BDR HOME, SOUTH CASTLEGAR: Now available, $850/mo. +utilities.

KASLO, BRIGHT 3BDR 1.5 BATH: F/s, w/d hookups, close to hospital/school, covered deck, internet/cable included, $850/mo. LARGE 1 BDR UPPER DUPLEX, HERITAGE APARTMENT, NELSON: Near downtown, ns, w/d, hardwood oors, clawfoot tub, covered deck, full sunlight, $900/mo.+utilities, available now, references required. LOVELY NELSON APARTMENTS AVAILABLE! Some rent controlled, including water & hydro, references required. NELSON, 3BDR, 2BATH HOME: Airy, close to all amenities, absolutely ns/np, reference required, $1250/mo. +utilities. ROBSON 3BDR HOUSE: Very clean, big yard, near school, church, bus stop, f/s, ns/np, references, $1150/mo. 250-365-2920(msg). ROSEMONT BACHELOR SUITE: Available Feb. 1, ns/np, $650/mo., includes utilities, cable & internet. SLOCAN MOTEL APARTMENTS, $500-$750, fully-furnished, large kitchen units, manager onsite. SMALL 2 BDR HOME, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, w/d, f/s, $825/mo. +utilities, SOUTH CASTLEGAR: Furnished 1bdr +ofce home, available immediately, $800/ mo. +utilities. THRUMS: 3 bdr apartment, $850/mo. +utilities.

Homes For Rent UPPER KASLO, COZY 1 BDR CABIN: Furnished, beautiful view, ns/np, responsible single adult, reference. S. CASTLEGAR 2BDR BASEMENT SUITE: Newly renovated, ns, pets on approval, laundry, references, $725/mo. utilities +internet included. 1BDR BASEMENT SUITE, OOTISCHENIA: Quiet single, No pets or smoking, w/d, $600/ mo. including utilities, D.D.-$300. 1 BDR APT: Balfour, fully-furnished/equipped, lake & mtn view, sun deck, ns/np, $695/ mo. inclusive. 1 BDR SUITE, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Ns/np, references required, $625/mo. utilities included. 1BDR APARTMENT, DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Heat/hydro included, ns, references, $675/mo. 1BDR BASEMENT SUITE, CASTLEGAR: Private entrance, backyard, available Feb. 1, shared laundry, ns/np, references. 2 BDR BASEMENT SUITE: Very large & clean, gorgeous lake view, 15 mins from Castlegar, ns/np, $750/mo. includes electric. Travis, 2 BDR MOBILE HOME, 6-MILE, NELSON: Available immediately, ns/np, references, $950/ mo., includes utilities. 2-3 BDR DUPLEX, SALMO: Available immediately, np, f/s, w/d hookups, $700/ mo. +utilities.

2BDR APARTMENT, CASTLEGAR: Bright, spacious, f/s, laundry, close to amenities, ns np, $725/mo. +utilities. 2BDR HOUSE ON 5 ACRES: 5 minutes south of Kaslo. Looking for responsible, clea tenant(s), $650/mo. +utilities. 250-354-1698 3 BDR HOUSE, NELSON: Newly refurbishe perfect for family, close to schools, $1500/ mo. Contact Colleen or Nick, 250-229-2333 or 250-229-4771. 3 BDR MAIN FLOOR HOUSE, CASTLEGAR Nice, updated, 5 appliances, double garage $950/mo. +utilities. 250-365-5896. 3BDR HOUSE, NEWLY RENOVATED: With large yard, Slocan City, available Jan. 1, $90 mo. +utilities. 250-365-7574. 3BDR MOBILE: In Sunny Bridgeview Cresc Ootischenia, close to all amenities/college, $750/mo. +utilities. 250-365-3733. 3BDR, 2BATH, ROSSLAND: Spacious Heritage home, hardwood oors, large priva yard, available Feb. 1. 250-368-1066. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: Newly renovate fully furnished 1 bdr, 1 bath basement suite, centrally located in Castlegar, close to store shops and bus routes, 1 car parking availab cable and internet included, ns/np, $750/mo including utilities. 250-365-6772. BALFOUR WATERFRONT: 1 bdr apartment all utilities included, laundry, Jan. 1, semi-furnished $625/mo. 604-315-5632/604 926-7362 BRIGHT, SUNNY, QUIET BACHELOR SUITE: In family home, private entrance, newly renovated, ns/np, $595 utilities includ 250-365-1465. CASTLEGAR 1BDR PLUS DEN: Available immediately, on bus route, w/d, garage, separate entrance, ns/np, $700/mo., utilities included. 250-229-5703. COZY TRAILER: In quiet nature setting, 15 minutes west of Nelson, in friendly commun $390/mo. includes heat & electric. Sorry, no dogs. 250-359-8280. DOWNTOWN CASTLEGAR: Renovated 3b apartment, laundry, ns/np, quiet couple/fami available immediately, $1150/mo., utilities included. Rent negotiable. 250-365-4914 (leave msg). FRUITVALE, 2BDR: Remodeled, w/d, $595/ mo. 250-367-9676. GLADE 2BDR HOUSE PLUS WORKSHOP Newly renovated, on riverfront acreage, $1150/mo. +utilities. 778-962-0044, LARGE 1 BDR SUITE: 5 minutes from Nels $1000/mo. utilities included (+extras). 250-8 4767. Available Feb.1. LARGE 4BDR HOUSE ON ACREAGE, SLOCAN VALLEY: Bright, hardwood oors, woodstove, large kitchen, garden, private/qu $990/mo. 250-355-0035. LOWER KASLO: Nice, clean 1bdr suite in heritage four-plex, close to beach, 2 decks,

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Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail


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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Salmo $699,900


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Fruitvale $159,500

Warfield $74,900 AIR CH LE EEELSSIB H W CC A



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Fruitvale $156,900

Trail $134,500 W NE


Warfield $285,000





Warfield $249,000 W NE



Fruitvale $465,000 E OM R INCELPE H


East Trail $79,000 W NE


Fruitvale $299,500 OT SP PER U S



Waneta $459,000 W NE


Sunningdale $195,000 ME HO LY I M FA




Downtown Trail $173,900 T EA N GR ATIO C O L

Sunningdale $259,500



Waneta $560,000 TED VA NO RE


Fruitvale $495,000



Warfield $117,700



Salmo $179,900


Trail $328,000

250.368.8551 Help Wanted


Salmo $299,000



Trail $159,000 D CE DU RE



Fruitvale $539,900

Glenmerry $277,500

Glenmerry $275,000

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

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Classifieds 1st Trail Real Estate


Super n Locatio

Trail MLS# 2391919

Fruitvale $399,000

Travel back in time in thisgorgeous old farmhouse! Sitting on more than 10 acres just 2 minutes from downtown Fruitvale, life could not be better! The home offers 3 bedrooms, large mud room, living room, dining room and kitchen. Beautiful features throughout, including hardwood floors, original trim and high ceiling. The land is perfect for gardening, there once was a 1 acre farm garden on site, and still a good sized veggie garden now. There’s room for your horses, even goats and sheep. This is a must see.

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Quality anship Craftm

MLS# 2215314

Trail $255,500

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

amily Great F Home

MLS# 2390923

MLS# 2216882

MLS# 2391776

MLS# 2218895

Warfield $226,900

Trail $99,500

Fruitvale $409,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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MLS# 2390386

MLS# 2389421

Rossland $339,900

ot Triple L

MLS# 2391596

MLS# 2390650

MLS# 2218320

MLS# 2392108

Rossland $349,900

Trail $119,000

Trail $219,000

Fruitvale $238,000

Rossland $399,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

vable Unbelie Price

Move in Ready


MLS# 2390566


Great n Locatio


MLS# 2218240


Rossland $139,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

MLS# 2391504


MLS# 2391999


Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490


MLS# 2391973

MLS# 2218775

Warfield $149,900

Rossland $379,000

Rossland $327,000

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

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

1st Trail Real Estate


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UP TO $ Trail

MLS# 2391919

Fruitvale $399,000

Travel back in time in thisgorgeous old farmhouse! Sitting on more than 10 acres just 2 minutes from downtown Fruitvale, life could not be better! The home offers 3 bedrooms, large mud room, living room, dining room and kitchen. Beautiful features throughout, including hardwood floors, original trim and high ceiling. The land is perfect for gardening, there once was a 1 acre farm garden on site, and still a good sized veggie garden now. There’s room for your horses, even goats and sheep. This is a must see.

MLS# 2390566


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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MLS# 2390923

Rossland $339,900

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

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MLS# 2215314

Trail $255,500

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# 2391596

Trail $119,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

vable Unbelie Price

Move in Ready


MLS# 2390386

Rossland $349,900

MLS# 2216882

MLS# 2218240


Rossland $139,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153


MLS# 2391504


Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

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

is looking for full time and substitute paper carriers! MLS# 2391776

MLS# 2218895

MLS# 2389421

Warfield $226,900

Trail $99,500

Fruitvale $409,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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Deliver the Trail Times four days a week, or the Advertiser one day a week, or both to Trail $219,000 Fruitvale $238,000 make additional cash!Rossland $399,000 MLS# 2390650

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484




MLS# 2218320

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575


Got a friend who wants a route? Bring them in for a $20 bonus. Ask for details! MLS# 2391999 MLS# 2391973

MLS# 2392108

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


MLS# 2218775

Warfield $149,900

Rossland $379,000

Rossland $327,000

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Various routes available

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

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


Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Trail Times

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


3300 Dahlia Crescent, Trail

302 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac

602 French Street, Warfield



This 3 bdrm, 2 bath home offers an open spacious and bright feel with large windows and gleaming hardwood floors. The basement offers a large recently renovated family room and 2 piece bath. All this situated on a private, cedar lined, corner lot with good parking available in the driveway and garage. Call now before it’s gone! Great value here!! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153


108 Rosewood Drive, Fruitvale

1602 Kootenay Avenue, Rossland


1652 LeRoi Avenue, Rossland


This 3 bedroom home offers spacious rooms, wood fireplace, central air and large sundeck. Located on a quiet cul de sac close to town, elementary school and arena. Call for your private viewing.

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

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.

Fantastic starter home! Hardwood floors, new kitchen, full basement with lots of storage, custom carport with potential of large deck, off street parking, basement has been remodeled to include a recreation room, bedroom and 2nd bathroom.

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

304 Austad Lane, Trail

1665 Maida Road, Christina Lake

415 8th Avenue, Montrose

956 Spokane Street, Trail

GREAT character 2 bdrm home in Columbia Heights - solid home - newer roof - tile, laminate flooring - upgraded plumbing - terraced lot with private patio - Great investment!

EXCELLENT retreat- fantastic corner flat lot - recreational activities 12 months of the year- perfect for the family that wants to get away-water, septic, power are all done!!!

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

Pool time! Great family home on a quiet cul-de-sac has 4 bdrms, large living room and kitchen with plenty of living space for the whole family! Call for your private viewing today!

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Call Terry 250-231-1101

PSSST! HAVE YOU HEARD? Downtown Trail is heating up! Invest in this 1250 sf building with established retail on main and spacious residential suite up. Call for revenue details and be part of the buzz!

Immaculate home on a very large landscaped lot in Warfield! This 3 bdrm, 2 bath home offers plenty of parking, space from your neighbors several outdoor living spaces, and awesome hobby room or shop area. All of this is close to all amenities including a Village park for this kids! Call now!!


Thinking of moving? Call me for a FREE market evaluation today!


Call Art (250) 368-8818


Call Now

1501 - 2nd Avenue, Trail



for a

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665




Free Home Evaluation


2393 Columbia Avenue, Rossland


1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale

1894 Mountain Street, Fruitvale

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.

The Parish Hall has a typical church hall floor plan with an adjoining kitchen. The Centre has two floors, divided into three distinct areas. The Hall is heated with a newer HE Furnace, while the Centre is heated with three older furnaces. The yard has a small playground area.

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Bill (250) 231-2710



Serviced and ready to go, this 66x105 generous lot is among new houses and has gorgeous views. Bring your plans and break ground this Spring! MLS# K213996.

Jodi Beamish 250 -231-2331

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Ron & Darlene Your

2042 Columbia Avenue, Rossland

Local Home Team

Commercial Opportunities 1537 Bay Avenue, Trail $195,000 Take a look at this opportunity to be next to the Rivers edge and on the park in downtown Trail. Large retail space with lots of storage and a nice home on top of building.

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527



For additional information and photos on all of our listings, please visit

1701 – 3rd Avenue, Trail $99,000 Secure building on a corner lot in a prominent location. Great building, great price!

Here is your opportunity to own a Popular and very successful cafe located right in the heart of downtown Rossland. The owner just completed a full interior renovation last year which blends in very well with the complete downtown street and sidewalk upgrades and improvements. Call your REALTOR® for more information and an opportunity to view.

Call Richard (250) 368-7897


Tonnie Stewart

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Trail Daily Times, August 07, 2013