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An overnight fire resulted in the complete loss of a single family dwelling in Rossland late Wednesday evening. All five children and one adult present in the house managed to escape the burning building but all possessions of the family were lost to the blaze. “Everyone got out alright but only with what they were wearing at the time,” said Regional Fire Chief Terry Martin. “This was a total loss of contents and structures.” An investigation into the cause of the fire was started Thursday and is expected to be complete today. “We’ve narrowed it down to a particular area of the house but we have nothing conclusive yet,” said Martin on Thursday. “We’ve started the process with the local Red Cross to help out with clothing, food, and personal hygiene items because they lost everything.” The name of the family will not be released until the regional fire rescue’s investigation is complete.

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Tammy Shaw took Don Quixote, a Great Horned Owl, on an outing to Haines Park in Fruitvale Thursday. An injury to its wing rendered the owl flightless, and he now has a job as an education bird.


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Rescue owl lands position as valuable teaching tool BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Caring for an injured wild bird is hard work but at the end of the day, a hoot for Salmo resident Tammy Shaw. Shaw is raising a one-yearold Great Horned Owl, named “Don Quixote,” after a mishap rendered the majestic bird unable to fly. In the village, she is well known as a falconer and owner of two Harris hawks, North American birds of prey. Hwy 22A 250.368.6466 MP_adM3_Layout 1 13-05-03 6:28 Page 1 So AM when distraught neigh-

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bours showed up on her doorstep last fall asking for help with an injured bird found on their property, Shaw was quick to the rescue. “Sure enough this young owl appeared to have flown into the side of their barn,” she explained. “He looked to be about four months old, and for a young bird learning to fly it isn’t unusual for it to fly into something.” Shaw is qualified to tend to an injured bird for up to 24 hours by providing interven-

tion such as fluids and a warm space to stabilize the animal. After that, injured wildlife, bird or otherwise, must travel to a vet or qualified shelter for further treatment, according to Ministry of Environment permit regulations. “I am limited with what I can do,” she said. “I can act like an ambulance attendant so to speak,” adding, “in this case, I had him stable enough to transfer to a rehabilitation site.” See RAISING, Page 3


City barricades West Trail street BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

The city has barricaded a West Trail back alley after drivers opted to take the unfit route into downtown, rather than a specified detour. “Due to a high volume of traffic and concerns from residents living in the area that alley has been closed,” Andrea Jolly, Trail’s communications and event coordinator, said Thursday. Trail redistributed a public notice of street closings, and a map that delineates safe pedestrian and driving routes to residents yesterday. “Please use the detours that are outlined on the map,” said Jolly. “We are reminding everyone to take an extra few minutes because safety is what is important.” See CONSTRUCTION, Page 3

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Locals invited into studios to see first hand where the creativity starts By Art Harrison Times Staff

The Kootenays have long had a reputation for being an artistic or cultural centre, far beyond what the relatively sparse population and small, close-knit communities might lead one to expect. Hidden away on country backroads or unobtrusively placed in sedate, small-town neighbourhoods are small studios and converted garages that are the workplaces of a wide variety of artists, artisans, and craftspeople who quietly create work that could surprise many who are unaware of the creativity that seems to flourish in this region.

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This Saturday and Sunday the annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour once again opens up creative spaces of local artists to the public, who are encouraged to go on self-guided tours to view, and purchase, some of the work from the creative souls who reside in the area. On Beaver Street in Fruitvale, Donna Anderson has part of her house converted into a small studio where she runs “Painted Glass,” a small business dedicated to creating customized, hand-painted glass works. “A friend talked me into taking a glass painting course with her when I was in Victoria in 2004,” said Anderson. “I didn’t want to go but she talked me into it. I am so grateful I did, it’s relaxing for me and rewarding, people seem really happy with my work. I get a lot of wonderful feedback.”

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Anderson said she started out with only four bottles of glass paint but now has about 300 bottles on hand in almost every colour and hue imaginable. Working from freehand sketches, photos, and some stock stencils, Anderson spends hours bent over her work table creating her colourful glassware. Although much of her work is available at the Artisan co-op store in downtown Trail, amongst other handmade local creations, she says the majority of her production now is personalized work specifically requested by customers. “I’ve done custom work for weddings, anniversaries, door prizes for golf tournaments, retirement gifts . . . almost anything you can think of,” said Anderson. “I can take phone orders and create something for a

special occasion for someone but right now there’s a one-month to six-week wait. People need to call well in advance of the date of an event. It’s a relatively inexpensive, personalized gift.” This is Anderson’s first year participating in the culture tour and she is looking forward to the experience. “I’ve cleaned up my studio and I’ll have a slide show on the computer of my work that has sold in the past,” she said. “I hope people come and check it out.” The Columbia Basin Culture Tour provides an online map on their website for those interested in taking the tour. Visit the event’s website for more information and full artist and venue profiles, as well as a detailed location map at www.cbculturetour. com.

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Raising the bird presents challenges From page 1 At Shaw’s request, Pacific Coastal Airlines flew the owlet, free of charge, to the Orphaned WildLife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) in Delta. Don Quixote was treated for two compound fractures in his arm and one in his elbow, by a veterinarian who inserted a steel rod through the hollow bones in his wing. “He was like that for four weeks,” said Shaw. “His bones were so brittle they (OWL) thought he might have to be euthanized.” But after nine months of physiotherapy, the young owl made slow steps toward recovery. However due to tendon scarring, the bird cannot fully extend his wing and is flightless, which means he can never be released into the wild. In May, OWL called Shaw to discuss Don’s future as an education bird, a niche that injured but otherwise healthy animals can fill. “They called me to say the facility was full up with education birds,” she said. “And asked me if I would like him back. I said ‘oh yeah’ and applied for a permit

right away.” Today, the owl is housed on Shaw’s expansive property. During the day, he hops or walks in his large weathering area, and at night is enclosed in a “muse,” which is a secured shed. Shaw said that few people in B.C. house owls, so she put in hours of research and had plenty of questions for the experts at OWL. “Whenever I am down at the coast I volunteer at OWL so they really helped answer the many questions I had about caring for Don.” She has learned that raising an owl presents time consuming challenges, especially when it comes to feeding. “Before each feed, he has to be weighed,” explained Shaw. “Then his food gets measured in accordance to his weight.” Certain days, the bird has to fast because in the wild an owl doesn’t always catch food. It’s the “circle of life,” said Shaw. When the owl does eat, it isn’t a job for the squeamish. Shaw makes regular “meat runs” to the coast for humanely euthanized chicken, mice and rabbits

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chopped to order. “It’s a lot of work, more like a job than a hobby,” said Shaw. “I’ll never regret it, but I couldn’t do it without the help of my husband and kids.” Shaw is already making the rounds to local libraries and summer programs to educate children about owls. The owl was the centre of attention to a group of wideeyed youngsters Wednesday, as part of a summer parks program in Beaver Valley and Fruitvale. Don Quixote is still quite wild in affect. Although he perches stoically on Shaw’s leather-gloved hand, he cannot be touched by others. Just looking at the bird was enough for the kids. The spellbound children at Haines Park were enraptured by the owl’s piercing golden eyes and very long sharp talons. “Don Quixote is not a pet,” Shaw told the children. “He is a wild animal and that must always be respected.” The owl will take centre stage at the Trail and District Public Library on Tuesday.

Beware of a telephone scam, advises Trail resident Jacqueline May. May received a call last week from a male saying, “Auntie I was at a bar and some guy picked a fight with me.” The caller continued with the ploy, telling May that he was charged with assault and to get out of jail, she needed to send him $2,000. After May questioned the caller for details, such as his name and relation to her, he hung up. “I live in Trail and yes this is the first time I have been scammed,” she told the Trail Times. “I just hope other people know to ask questions before sending money.” Sgt. Rob Hawton, of the Trail and Greater District RCMP, confirmed that the telephone scam has become widespread. The caller claims to be a relative and to get out of jail, the hospital or to buy a ticket home, requests money be sent electronically. “They are con artists who usually target the elderly,” he


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said, adding, “do not give out any personal information and do not send money.” Nelson RCMP issued a public warning to West Kootenay residents in June after two elderly local residents were victimized out of $4,000. Cpl Micheal Stefani reminded people not to act on any request or share any personal information with a person or business over the phone. Stefani said that on occasion, a second person, claiming to be the distant relative’s “lawyer,” joins the conversation to provide instructions about sending money via electronic transfer, and leaves a number to call when the transaction is complete. The scam “lawyer” insists that the victim not tell anyone (especially police) that money was sent. To report a fraud, contact your local police and call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-4958501. For further information about the latest common fraud scam, visit the centre’s website at

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Moms, babies exposed to measles virus: health authority THE CANADIAN PRESS ABBOTSFORD, B.C. _ The Fraser Health Authority says as many as 60 newborns and their mothers were exposed to the measles virus by a visitor to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Health staff are now contacting the affected families to offer them treatment to lower the chances of infection. Chief medical health officer

Dr. Paul Van Buynder said the exposure of the infants is very concerning. “They are too young to respond to the vaccine and some will not have received protection in utero from their mothers,’’ he said in a news release. The visitor was infectious with early measles at the time, the Fraser Health Authority said.


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wedged between two boulders as he tried to pick it up. By the time firefighters arrived the panicked child was dangling by his shoulders and head, with the rest of his body between the rocks, and the tide was rising. Rescuers needed a slick answer - soap. He says a thin, hard piece of plastic, similar to a crazy carpet, was slipped behind the boy and nearly 20 litres of liquid soap was poured over the youngster, who was then pulled to safety.


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on the Fraser River system this week, as the Pacific Salmon Commission reported a lower than expected return of fish in what was already expected to be a poor return year. Based on the latest test fisheries, the commission’s Fraser River Panel upgraded its forecast of early summer-run sockeye from 400,000 to 452,000 fish. The following summer run “is either lower than forecast or their migration timing is much later than expected,” the joint Canada-U.S. panel reported this week. The proportion of late-run sockeye through ocean approach areas has

increased in recent days. The late run is expected to be dominated by Birkinhead, Weaver and Late Shuswap sockeye, with some from the Portage and Cultus Lake systems. Water level and temperature in the Fraser system is another concern, after a dry early summer. As of Aug. 5, Fraser River water discharge at Hope was 26 per cent lower than average for that date. The temperature was 20.5 degrees, 2.8 degrees higher than average, a condition that would risk high prespawning death if it continues. The 2013 run is the next in the four-

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year sockeye life cycle after the disastrous 2009 run, which was expected to see 10 million return. After only one million came back, the federal government appointed Justice Bruce Cohen to head an inquiry. As the inquiry was hearing testimony, the 2010 run came in at an unusually high 35 million fish, reflecting the complexity of the system. The Cohen commission found overall declines in most west coast rivers starting in the late 1980s, from Washington state to the Fraser, Skeena and Nass in B.C., Yukon’s Klukshu and Alaska’s Alsek River.

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Railway involved in deadly disaster Man who died in ER partly granted creditor protection: court BY ANDY BLATCHFORD THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL - The railroad involved in the fatal Lac-Megantic train derailment was granted creditor protection Thursday in a Canadian court, a decision expected to increase the value of the company’s assets and speed up its repayment of debts. It remained unclear, however, just how much of its rapidly growing liabilities the railway will ultimately be able to pay off. A Quebec Superior Court justice handed down the ruling after a request was made by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada Co., a firm facing hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits, other legal claims and environmental-cleanup costs linked to the disaster. Justice Martin Castonguay told a Montreal courtroom he hopes the decision will avoid the “judicial anarchy” of having numerous creditors simultaneously seeking cash from the insolvent railway through different legal avenues. On July 6, an unattended MMA train loaded with crude oil roared into LacMegantic and derailed, setting off huge explosions, destroying much of the downtown core and killing 47 people. The crash also released millions of litres of petroleum into the environment.

In court documents filed Wednesday, the railway sought relief from its creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and stated it had just under $18 million in assets and insurance coverage of $25 million. MMA’s chairman has said in interviews it has yet to receive cash from its insurer due to what he has described as technical issues. The company, a Canadian subsidiary of the U.S.-based Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd., also estimated in the filing that mop-up bills alone will exceed $200 million. Lawyers say it’s too early to know how much taxpayers will ultimately end up paying for the massive cleanup and reconstruction. The Quebec government says it’s among the secured creditors and insists it will take necessary steps to limit the burden on the public purse, which has already been opened. Taxpayers have been forced to shell out millions for the environmentalcleanup bill after MMA failed to pay workers it had hired for the job. The town and the Quebec government have sent legal notices to the railway, demanding it reimburse Lac-Megantic nearly $7.8 million. The railway has faced consider-

able public criticism over how it has responded to the disaster and even the judge shared his own thoughts Thursday on its conduct, describing MMA’s actions since the derailment as “lamentable.” “The court is not at all impressed with the conduct of MMA since the start,” Castonguay said without elaborating, shortly after granting the creditor protection. Asked about the judge’s remarks, a lawyer representing MMA in Canada declined to comment about them. But Denis St-Onge did say he was satisfied with Castonguay’s ruling, which he expected would speed up the legal process. “We will have one single forum within which all the claims will be assessed,” said St-Onge, who expects the court decision to allow MMA to restart rail service in Lac-Megantic and maximize the value of its assets. “MMA will no longer be the same, but the people over there, the businesses over there, I think they need a railway, either it’s MMA or it’s someone else. And in the meantime, some of them need a railway badly.” The attorney representing LacMegantic was pleased that a single court will be in control of how MMA creditors will eventually be paid.


Shooting sparks probe into training BY MARIA BABBAGE


TORONTO Ontario’s ombudsman will probe what kind of direction the provincial government provides to police for defusing conflict situations in the wake of the fatal shooting of a Toronto teen. The police shooting of Sammy Yatim, 18, raises the question of whether it’s time for Ontario to have consistent and uniform guidelines on how police should de-escalate situations before they lead to the use of force, watchdog Andre Marin said Thursday. “Are we going to look at improving the police response to this?” he said. “It seems to be like Groundhog Day. Inquest after inquest. Police shooting after police shooting.” The province has the power to set standards for police training or procedures, he said, which was done in British Columbia following the death of Robert Dziekanski after he was stunned

with a Taser by police. Many coroner’s inquests into similar deaths over the past 20 years have made recommendations that are almost “carbon copied from each other,” he said, such as increasing police training. “What’s happened to all these recommendations in 20 years? Have they been gathering dust in some bin somewhere?” he said. “When you look closer, these police shootings bear remarkable similarity to each

other.” A coroner’s inquest into similar policerelated deaths will also get underway this fall. Two men and one woman died of gunshot wounds between 2010 and 2012 after approaching police with edged weapons, the deputy coroner said Thursday. All three may have been suffering from the effects of a mental disorder at the time. Marin said the investigation will look at how police are trained to deal with

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WINNIPEG - The death of a homeless man who waited 34 hours for treatment in a Winnipeg emergency room was partly selfinflicted, says a doctor who examined the man’s brain. Dr. Marc Del Bigio wrote an email suggesting that double-amputee Brian Sinclair’s chronic solvent abuse caused the health problems that brought him to the emergency room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre in September 2008, the inquest into Sinclair’s death heard Thursday. Sinclair died from a treatable infection caused by a blocked catheter. There is “no question something went amiss at HSC emergency,” Del Bigio wrote in the email to the province’s medical examiner and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. But after reviewing thousands of pages of Sinclair’s medical history, Del Bigio said the hospital was not solely responsible for Sinclair’s death. “We should not lose sight of the fact that this man’s problems were self-inflicted,” Del Bigio wrote in June 2009. “His cognitive disability and neurogenic bladder were the consequence of decades of solvent/inhalant abuse. Societal blame can only go so far. At some level individuals must accept responsibility.” The inquest has already heard how the 45-year-old had visited a health clinic because he hadn’t urinated in 24 hours. The doctor referred him to the hospital and put him in a taxi with a letter in his pocket.

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hile an incredible amount of attention is given to political leadership at senior levels of government, taxpayers should not overlook what is happening and what may be done in the area of local government. My experience began in Penticton, British Columbia, where in 2008, running as a city councillor for the first time, I was elected with the highest vote count for the city council. The victory celebration was short-lived, however, as Penticton’s finances, like those of many municipalities in Canada, were largely out of control. Credit should be given to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for conducting a study on municipal spending. This study showed that our operating expenditures per capita were the highest of any comparatively-sized municipality in British Columbia. Alarmingly, between 2000 and 2009, Penticton’s population increased just 5 per cent, yet operating spending increased by 66 per cent. Clearly, reckless spending was a serious problem, and I relied heavily on CFIB’s

findings, sharing them with the public at every opportunity. What was to be done? Conventional public sector thinking is to declare “underfunding” and look to yet another increase in taxes and user fees. These increases inevitably result in a larger scale of operations that includes more staff and collective agreements that are even more generous. In large part, the same thinking created the problems to begin with. Applying fiscally-conservative thinking in a critical manner and asking, “do we have a revenue problem or a spending problem?” was the alternative question and the direction that we, as a newlyelected council, pursued. The next step was determining value for money when spending tax dollars. Asking the bureaucrats within City Hall was clearly not the answer, as they thrived in this fiscally-irresponsible culture. Consequently, we brought in the Helios Group to undertake a core-services review. Helios concluded that our operating costs were significantly higher than similarly sized municipalities and had risen more than three times the

rate of inflation. Longterm debt had increased by 600 per cent while our population growth had averaged just 1 per cent to 2 per cent each year. These numbers were both alarm-


ALBAS Troy Media ing and sobering. Ultimately, we had to make some difficult decisions. The following are only a sample of some of the tough choices we made after studying over 60 recommendations in the Helios report. We eliminated union positions. Annual salaries of more than $75,000 were reduced to $59,000 and management wages were frozen. The annual budget process started from $0 and sought input from all managers. This was particularly beneficial, as it showed in a more consistent and methodical manner which items

we could eliminate. These were not entirely popular decisions. Councillors and the mayor regularly received intimidating and threatening e-mail. In one instance, the mayor, who ran as an MLA in the recent B.C. election, was accosted at a public forum over some of these decisions. The results? What was originally a proposed 7.8 per cent tax increase in the 2010 budget was reduced to just 1.4 per cent. In 2011, the tax rate was reduced by .05 per cent, a small but symbolic statement that represented an important corporate shift at City Hall as Penticton became the only municipality in British Columbia to reduce property taxes. Although I left council to run for Member of Parliament in the May 2011 election, the 2012 Penticton tax rate was frozen at 0 per cent, as was the rate for 2013. Despite these clear accomplishments for the City of Penticton, leftleaning critics erroneously suggest that these fiscal achievements occurred at the expense of infrastructure. In reality, over the same period, Penticton was also able to upgrade the water treatment plant

and the wastewater treatment plant as well as undertake a large-scale renovation of the community centre swimming pool. Critics overlook these accomplishments, so they can perpetuate the politically motivated position of opposing all spending reductions in the public sector. ALocal government may not receive as much attention as other levels of government do, but if there is no sustained leadership and common sense, local government can quickly get out of control. Despite the sizeable federal and provincial government contributions to public infrastructure, without firm local government leadership, it can be more difficult to build new buildings and attract new businesses and employment. Without municipal candidates ready to serve and to show leadership with ideas on how to keep taxes low and create an environment for economic development, the status quo of fiscal irresponsibility will prevail. That is something we cannot afford. Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla.

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Disaster relief applauded This Friday, August 9, it will be two weeks since the Lemon Creek jet fuel spill occurred. In those two weeks much has happened and still much more needs to be done. After the accident occurred on July 26, thousands were evacuated, volunteers spent countless hours working to help their friends and neighbours, and various agencies came together to work on protecting the people and the environment of the Slocan Valley. It has been a very difficult two weeks. We would like to commend everyone for their resiliency in dealing with this very stressful situation. We also want to give our sincere thanks to the volunteers who have worked long hours and under very difficult conditions to help their neighbours. Regional directors Popoff, Davidoff and Elliot continue to work diligently on the ground trying to help their constituents. We would person-

ally like to thank them for their ongoing efforts. As the federal and provincial government representatives for the Slocan Valley, we want to let people know that we are committed to assisting with this crisis for the long term. We know that there will be many months of work ahead as we begin to understand the compensation process, water and land testing, agriculture usage, and a safe and usable water supply for residents affected by the spill. Working through these ongoing issues will take the efforts of many people and many different agencies and ministries. As MLA and MP for the area we are already working with various provincial and federal agencies and ministries, along with the Regional District directors and staff. As the MLA I have been in direct communication with the Minister of Environment’s office, and I have also been

in regular contact with RDCK Directors Popoff, Davidoff and Vice-Chair Elliot. Working together with Director Popoff, we have secured a visit to the area from Minister of Environment, Mary Polak, in late August or early September. As the MP I am pleased that Minister Polak will be able to see first-hand the extent of the consequences of the fuel spill and I have learned that the federal government is prepared to contribute funding to the province for disaster relief, if it is required. Both of us attended the community meeting held at the Winlaw Hall on July 30, and have spoken to many people who have contacted our offices directly. We will continue to work to ensure that the provincial and federal governments are aware of the seriousness of the disaster. Katrine Conroy, MLA and Alex Atamanenko, MP

Well-to-do families should not be receiving Child Care Benefits An editorial by Troy Media (By Ben Eisen and Zachary Spicer of The Frontier Centre for Public Policy) Canada’s Universal Child Care Benefit is an unfocused universal program that should be reformed to target financial assistance to families that need the help. As government revenues fell during the ‘Great Recession’ and spending went up to provide economic stimulus, Canada’s fiscal position deteriorated. The International Monetary Fund recently conducted an analysis of public finances in affluent countries and found that, unless Canada makes policy changes to either collect more revenue or spend less money, the country’s public debt will rise to dangerous levels. The government can begin the process

of repairing Canada’s finances by picking ‘low-hanging fruit,’ by which we mean identifying areas of public management where savings can be achieved relatively painlessly, and where spending reductions will not interfere with achieving the government’s policy objectives. Using these criteria, an ideal first candidate for restraint-oriented reform is the federal government’s childcare policy and, specifically, the Universal Child Care Benefit. Under the childcare allowance, parents are given $1, 200 annually for each child under the age of six to help offset the costs of childcare arrangements. The universal benefit is poorly designed because it provides assistance in roughly equal measure to the affluent and the needy alike. Millionaire

parents are given the same $100 cheque each month as a family living below the poverty line. It is precisely this type of unfocused, undisciplined public spending that our difficult fiscal situation requires us to reform. Fiscal restraint will always require hard choices, but the process can begin relatively painlessly if we resolve to eliminate cash allowances for families that are least in need of help. The United Kingdom currently has a child benefit that is similar to our childcare allowance (the major difference is that in the UK the benefit lasts until children turn 18). However, the British government has recognized that this type of universal benefit is no longer affordable, and recently announced plans to phase it out for

high-income families. Under the new rules, the benefit will remain the same for all families whose top earner brings home less than $78,000 per year (we have converted the thresholds, which are set in Sterling pounds, to Canadian dollars). At that point, the benefit is gradually reduced as the top earner’s income rises, requiring families to pay back 1 per cent of the benefit for each additional $150 earned above the threshold. Once a family’s top earner reaches $94,000 per year, the child benefit is eliminated immediately.The Canadian government could generate meaningful savings through a similar reform. Ben Eisen is research director and Zachary Spicer is an intern at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy

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Senses come alive at Rossland street market By Art Harrison Times Staff

If you’re wondering where to find locally grown produce, crafts, and organic foods in between Trail Market on the Esplanade every second Friday, you can always head up the hill to the Rossland Mountain Market. The market offers locally made baked goods, organic meat from Creston, produce from around the area, ready-made hand-food, a wide variety of crafts, and live music. The street sale runs every Thursday, from 3-6 p.m. Art Harrison photos

(Clockwise) A few Nelson entrepreneurs were selling raw cocoa chocolate bars, sweetened with honey. Youngster Neko Reimer volunteers his valuable time to raise funds for the future Rossland skatepark. Michele Germain of Golden City Bakery sets out his baked goods prior to the beginning of Thursday’s Rossland Market.

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Add whimsy to garden with a funky plant


am a fan of funky -- whether it is twisty, curly, swirly or lollipop. Many gardens display plants that are unusual, strange or

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sy and a bit of the unexpected to bring it to life. There are many plants that can help you achieve this. Many coniferous

(evergreen) or deciduous (loses foliage) shrubs are available to become that nifty centre piece or fill a corner of the garden that has been under used. One such plant is the Harry Lauder Walking Stick (Corylus Avellanna “Contorta”). This is a shrub, which grows 8 to 10 feet tall so you will need a little bit of space. The main interest from this plant comes from the corkscrew, curly stems which are set off against a snowy winter landscape. In the spring it develops a yellowish-brown catkin (its blossom) which hangs from the branches like a dangling cord. The shrub is developed by grafting onto a rootstock so care must be taken to remove any suckers that develop at the base of the plant. The Harry Lauder can be grown from zone 4 to 8 in well drained soil

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Weeping trees are a popular centre piece for feature beds. They come in many varieties, colors and styles. Weeping mulberry, birch, and larch are just a few varieties that could add interest to your garden. Be aware when choosing a specimen that you check the size, making sure if space is limited a dwarf variety is used. Another choice of

plant could be the Hinoki Cypress a dwarf evergreen with flat scale like needles shaped like teddy bear ears. This conifer is often used in Japanese inspired gardens. The dwarf variety (Nana Gracilis or Nana Lutea) will stay under 5 feet making it an easy addition to any sized garden. If it’s color your looking for the variety Fernspray Gold has subtle golden leaves ending in a fern like point making it very distinctive. This shrub does best with full sun and welldrained moist soil. Many conifers pine, juniper or spruces can be pruned to show off an amazing trunk structure or bark pattern underneath. There are conifers which produce amazing color with the new spring growth, have variegation in their foliage or turn on the gold for amazing fall color. They can be

painstakingly molded into creative topiaries setting off the garden in a more artistic light. As with any type of gardening some planning is crucial, taking care to check for correct growing zones, light and water requirements, pest and disease resistant and mature size of the plant chosen making sure it will fit into your space. All this may seem like a lot of trouble to go to when adding another dimension to a garden, but trust me every time you stroll by your funky, curly or twisty feature you will smile and stand back to admire the uniqueness of the plant you have chosen. Betty Drover operates a local garden business and shares this space with business partner Patti Siddall every other Friday. Contact: 250364-1005


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Pike reward program kicks off this month Pike heads reap $500 reward By Jim Bailey

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Beginning Aug. 21, the incentive for anglers to target northern pike on the Columbia will go up, way up. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources is taking innovative steps to solve the northern pike problem in the Columbia River, and is offering a $500 reward to anglers who help out. “I can confirm that the province is launching a program, the Pike Reward program, on the Columbia River specifically,” said Ministry of Forests fisheries biologist Matt Neufeld. “The program essentially is related to tagged fish, so we put a number of pike in the river that were captured and released with integrated electronic tags implanted in their head.” The tags are not visible to anglers, but fishermen who bring the heads of all pike caught on the Columbia to the B.C. Forest District office in Castlegar will have the heads scanned and if a tag is present the lucky angler will go home $500 richer. “The basis for the program is that northern pike are introduced and are a non-native species in the Columbia . . . There’s a bunch of concerns related to having pike here, and one of the biggest is that they are pretty efficient predators, they eat fish, they’re top-end predators, so they can certainly have an impact on native fish in the Columbia,” added Neufeld. The pike first appeared in the

Columbia about six years ago, and were confirmed in 2010 when Golder Associates researchers caught five of them during a fish sampling survey on the Columbia near Robson. They are believed to have entered the system from the Pend d’Oreille River, where an increasing number have been caught in recent months. The Columbia has already absorbed its share of non-native species in walleye, tench, and smallmouth bass, however the effect of pike, its numbers and distribution within the ecosystem, is still uncertain, which is why the province decided to implement the Pike Reward program. “Non-natives are always a significant concern. They are typically very difficult to eliminate especially in a big system like the Columbia once they’re present. We don’t know enough at this point to know how concerned to be about it, but this program is the start of looking at what’s going on with pike. So get a handle on where people are catching them, and how many anglers are catching, and how people are catching them.” The information will go a long way to help fisheries managers understand the extent of the pike problem and how to proceed. In the longer term, the province may look at other ways to remove bulk numbers of pike, potentially through netting. In the meantime, anglers like Mountain Valley Sports Fishing and Tours guide Dwayne D’Andrea of Castlegar will take advantage of the new sports fishing

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By Times Staff The ice is in and local teams are preparing for camp at the end of August, but the first to hit the ice will be Champions Hockey School which commences on Sunday. The seven day camp will put over 150 skaters through the paces through a combination of dryland training and on ice instruction as well as video analysis, team building and leadership training. The camp is split into five age groups: a mini camp for ages five to seven, the Avalanche group for ages eight to 10, the Bruins ages 11-12, Bantam prep camp for 13-14, and the Midget prep and college camp for 15 and up. Champions Hockey School hosts a team of elite instructors that include Connor and Kellen Jones, who led Quinnipiac Bobcats to the NCAA final in April. Former Portland Winterhawk forward and Beaver Valley Nitehawk coach Terry Jones heads the group, with Ella Matteucci - Clarkson University, Paul Matteucci Nitehawks coach, Dave Pasin J.L. Crowe Hockey Academy Instructor, Kevin Limbert – Yale University grad, Jim Ingram - former Trail Smoke Eater coach, Sahir Gill - Boston University, and Mike Morisette of the Nitehawks returning as instuctors. The camp will also feature for the first time Alex Evin of NL Goal, a former standout BCHL goalie and Colgate University grad. Team leaders such as Jake Lucchini and Scott Davidson of the Smoke Eaters will help lead the young skaters in workouts and scrimmages. The camp goes until Aug. 18 at the Cominco Arena.


High-school student leads Canadian Amateur Golf Canada VICTORIA - Taiwan’s Yu-Chian Hsiang fired the low round of the championship during the second day of play at the 109th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.  Hsiang, 16, carded a bogey-free 7-under 65 around Gorge Vale Golf Club on Wednesday to position himself one-stroke ahead of overnight leader Corey Conners, at 7-under 135 heading into the third round.  “Whatever position I’m in heading into tomorrow, I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing,” the high school sophomore said. A native of Taiwan, Hsiang moved to the United States last year and has been residing in Rowland Heights, Calif. This tournament marks his first trip to Canada and he stated he was happy with his second round play. “Today I tried to keep it on the fairway and I made a couple of putts,” he said. “I just tried to focus on every single shot out there.” Meanwhile, Rossland golfer Ben Gresley Jones missed the cut by four strokes after going 11-over par with rounds of 77 and 76. Joining him on the sidelines are the two other kootenay golfers Kowan O’Keefe, plus-9, of Creston, and Kyle Mossfeldt of Fernie at plus-10. Heading into the third round, Hsiang has a strong contingent of players challenging for the lead including, first round leader and Team Canada’s, Corey Conners, 21, of Listowel, Ont. Conners posted an even-par 70 at Royal Colwood Golf Club on Wednesday and currently sits at 6-under 136 for the championship.  California native, Eli Cole, 24, of Beverly Hills, carded the low round of the day at Royal Colwood Golf Club. His 4-under 66 leaves him in solo third for the championship at 5-under par. 

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Six outdoor games scheduled for NHL Scoreboard ance record nd could set a new record for fans seeing a hockey game at any level. Ducks vs. Kings: Jan. 25, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles The average high temperature in Los Angeles in January is 20 degrees, but with a 6:30 local time start and new ice technology, the league is hoping weather isn’t an issue. Rangers vs. Devils: Jan. 26, Yankee Stadium in New York It’s the first hockey game played at either old or new Yankee Stadium. It’s also

THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK - The NHL will hold six outdoor games during the 2013-14 regular season, including the Winter Classic and Heritage Classic. It’s the first time more than two outdoor games are scheduled for the same year. Here’s a look at the games: Winter Classic: Jan. 1, Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor This is the first Winter Classic involving a Canadian team as the Toronto Maple Leafs face the Detroit Red Wings. The game is expected to set a new NHL attend-

conveniently timed on the off Sunday between the NFL’s conference championship weekends and the Super Bowl. Rangers vs. Islanders: Jan. 29, Yankee Stadium in New York Right in the middle of Super Bowl week in New York City and northern New Jersey, the NHL could capitalize on that spotlight. Penguins vs. Blackhawks: March 1, Soldier Field in Chicago The timing of Chicago’s second outdoor game hinges on the 2014 Sochi

Olympics, which wrap up in late February. This is a chance for the NHL to carry Olympic attention over to the regular season.

Heritage Classic: March 2, BC Place in Vancouver The Canadian-based Heritage Classic returns with the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Ottawa Senators. BC Place has a retractable roof, so weather concerns could make it a well-attended indoor hockey game. This is the third Heritage game, the last happening in Calgary in 2011.

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suppose it is a good thing that the B.C. Senior Men’s Baseball Championships are coming back to Trail next August - as long as the volunteer network can be put into place quickly. We have enjoyed seeing so much of the Orioles in Butler Park this year, the ball was often excellent and the concession was very good. But, Trail made pretty much bupkus from its home games. I am sure they will

need to do better to fund their provincial effort, their efforts in general - everything from having ample scorekeepers and announcers available to charging a modest admission to 50-50 draws and raffles requires people not on the playing field to pitch in. I was fairly sure people would have stepped up for some or all of those tasks this season - and with 20-plus home games it surely would have made a difference in team finances, but don’t know anybody that was asked to help out anywhere but the press box. And, it would probably help if the city hadn’t decided to charge for the use of the sound system - a fairly hefty per game charge at that - so available volunteers could help fans enjoy the game without putting a stress on the team’s finances.

Looking forward to next year. • Word is, Jason Bay has called it quits. If he would still like to play but cannot meet his own standards, that is a bit sad. He had a quite exemplary career anyway, being one of the best outfielders around when healthy until cracking his head on the concrete at Dodger Stadium. Any sports career will end. Jason’s had a lot of high points and a bit of money as rewards, so it was well worth doing - and he did it well for a long time. • All this babble about a boycott, or moving the Winter Games to some site outside Russia is nonsense. We either must get rid of the IOC once and for all and exalt and support the world championships so athletes have a positive goal at which to aim their efforts, or put up

with the crap - bribes, fraud and condoning human rights abuses - and shut up about it. The IOC is too corrupt to overhaul, so it should just go into the dustbin of history where it has belonged for many decades -

and we should move on with more honest and supportable activities. If we can’t bring ourselves to do that, we deserve all the angst and costs the Games bring along with them, every time.

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Organizers of Golf fore the Cure encourage all participants to ‘bring out the pink’ for the fundraiser at Redstone Resort Tuesday. Funds raised are donated to the Canadian Cancer Society for breast cancer research.

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Molson 67 contest on hole six are all part of the fun. deTremaudan began fundraising for breast cancer over 15 years ago and to date, has raised $20,000. By Sheri Regnier In 2002, the issue became perTimes Staff sonal when her mother was diagRedstone Resort will be bringing nosed with the disease. out the pink when the golf course “My mom is a survivor of breast hosts an event to support the fight cancer so I now have her and the against breast cancer on Tuesday. rest of my family joining in to fundSo far, 50 local golfers are par- raise,” she said. ticipating in “Bringing out the “But to Golf Fore the Cure you Pink,” a Golf Fore the Cure tourna- don’t ‘have’ to fundraise, just come ment. out and join us.” The event kicks off Golf Canada’s Golf “We are happy with a 5 p.m. shotgun Fore the Cure program start in a nine hole is aimed at growing to see so much scramble. support from the women’s participation Men and women are in the game of golf. community to invited to join in the As a unique elefun, $10 for members ment to the proraise funds for and $30 for non-memgram, a partnership a much needed bers, with a deadline with the Canadian cause.” registration Saturday. Cancer Society and “We are happy to Quebec Breast Cancer Deb de tremauden see so much support Foundation allows from the community women from across the to raise funds for a country to participate much needed cause,” said organ- in golf activities and raise money izer Deb deTremaudan. for a cause close to all women’s Funds raised in the Golf Fore hearts, breast cancer research. the Cure tournament are donated To date, Golf Fore the Cure has to the Canadian Cancer Society for raised over $4.5 million towards breast cancer research, and to sup- the fight against breast cancer. port local programs and services To donate to the cause or donate for Kootenay people living with the a draw prize, contact deTremaudan disease. at 368-7329 or Mari Conradie, 362Numerous draw prizes and a 2157.

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Pope asks Argentina faithful to reach out By Debora Rey


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina _ Pope Francis is asking fellow Argentines to reach out to the poorest, not only through charity but by showing them compassion and affection. Francis’ prerecorded message was broadcast early Wednesday as thousands lined up to offer prayers for the feast day of Saint Cayetano, the patron of jobs and unemployed people. ``Today’s slogan is: reach out after the neediest, those who need us to give them a hand, and look at them affectionately. Share their pain, their anxieties, and their problems,’’ the pope said. Pilgrims have been camping for days outside the San Cayetano sanctuary, braving the Southern Hemisphere winter to thank the saint for helping them keep a job or to pray for a new one. Before he became Pope Francis, Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio led the main yearly Mass in homage of the patron saint for labour in Argentina for 15 years. ``Sometimes I ask people if they give out charity. ‘Yes father,’ they say.’’ And I ask: ‘When you hand out charity, do you look into the eyes of the person that you’re helping? And they say: ‘Oh, I didn’t notice,’`` the pope said. ``Well, then you didn’t really reach out. You just threw out some change and left. If you don’t come close, you didn’t come into contact with that person.’’ Pilgrims waiting

in a long line outside the sanctuary in the outskirts of Buenos Aires held photos of Francis and waved Vatican flags. Some praised the simplicity and pastoral humility of their cardinal who would become the first pope

“When you hand out charity, do you look into the eyes of the person that you’re helping?” pope francis

from the Americas. ``What he’s saying now, he always said it while he was here. He was always inspired by humility and asked us to be humble, to give without expecting anything in return. Give until it hurts, he’d tells us,’’ said Susana Carabajal, 71, a retiree. ``He’d arrive without notice, at 1 or 2 a.m., and he’d reach out to every pilgrim, giving each and every one a kiss.’’ Cayetano was an Italian priest born in 1480 into a wealthy family. He studied law and worked as diplomat under Pope Julius II. As he became increasingly worried about the poor, he shunned wealth to become ordained as a priest. He later founded a monastery that provided shelter to the needy. He died on Aug 7, 1547, and was canonized in 1671.

Trail & District Churches

Psalm 103 I have been memorizing Psalm 103 over these past months. To do so I read it each day and then close my Bible and repeat the verses I remember. Each time I read it I grow to love it more and the message it has for me. I would like to share with you some of the things that have spoken to me. The first line says Bless the Lord oh my soul. It really means to praise the Lord. I have found it makes a difference in my life when I offer praise to God. It takes the focus off me; it directs my focus to God. Some days are harder than others to praise. We all go through difficult times no matter who we are and perhaps on those days present God with our “whys” instead of praise. But I have found that being intentional in my praise does not necessarily change my circumstances but changes me. Another verse says He forgives all our sins. God is a God of grace and verse 12 says As far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our sins from us. There are so many people who live with guilt from something minor to something that has haunted them for years. God offers us complete forgiveness if we but ask. The burden of guilt is removed. Another verse that has spoken to me tells us that our days are like grass basically we are here today and gone tomorrow. Life here on earth is short we are very aware of that. How important it is to make the most of our days, to make sure all is well in our relationship with God and with others. This earthly life is short but another verse talks about the Lord’s love being everlasting. This life is not all there is, there is an eternal life the Bible tells us about. We have the hope of heaven. Each day we must make sure we are prepared for heaven. The Bible is a source of strength and encouragement and guidance on this journey. Take the opportunity to read and study it and see what a difference it makes. Major Heather Harbin The Salvation Army

Sponsored by the Churches of Trail and area and

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Anglican Parish of St. Andrew / St. George


Sunday Services 10:30 am 2030-2nd Avenue,Trail 250-368-3515

1347 Pine Avenue, Trail

E-mail: Everyone Welcome

Summer Service – Family Eucharist – Sundays @ 9 am. (One Service Only)

Contact Canon Neil Elliot at 250-368-5581

3365 Laburnum Drive Trail, BC V1R 2S8 Ph: (250) 368-9516


Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30am

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish

2012 3rd Avenue, Trail 250-368-6677 No Masses during the summer, church is being renovated

Prayer First begins at 10am.

Holy Trinity Parish St. Anthony’s Church

315 Rossland Avenue, Trail Mass Times: Saturday Evening 7pm Sunday Morning 8:30am and 10:30am No Wheelchair Access Pastor: Fr. James McHugh

SUNDAY SERVICES 10AM Weekly Snr & Jnr Youth Programs Mom’s Time Out Prism Weight Loss Program Weekly Connect Groups Fri. Kidz Zone Sunday Children’s Program Sun – Infants Nursery Bus Pickup Thurs thru Sun

The UniTed ChUrCh of Canada Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge

SUMMER CAMPS 2013 Teen Camp July 28th – Aug 1st Kid’s Camp Aug 25th –Aug 29th Family Camp Aug 30st – Sept 1st Register online

Trail United Church and St. Andrew’s United Church Rossland Join for Worship in Rossland from August 4th to September 4th Service at 10am Beaver Valley United Church 1917 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale no service

8320 Highway 3B Trail, opposite Walmart 250-364-1201 Pastor Rev. Shane McIntyre Affiliated with the PAOC

Salmo United Church 304 Main St, Salmo no service

For Information Phone 250-368-3225 or visit:

1139 Pine Avenue

(250) 368-6066

Reverends Gavin and Meridyth Robertson

10am Sunday Worship and Sunday School Denotes Wheelchair Accessible

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Friday, August 9, 2013 Trail Times


Take opportunity to repair distant relationship Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

(her phrase). It seems that Jean is saying she doesn’t care how I feel about her visit, and that she is trying to form an alliance with my children against me, even though she has never met them and knows next to nothing about them. I have great faith in the judgment of the children of my present marriage. I want them to meet their half-sister. But I simply don’t know how to deal with her myself. -- Perplexed Father in Newfoundland Dear Perplexed: You and Jean obviously have a distant relationship. We suspect she thinks you “aban-

are under no obligation to keep a gift you do not like (unless it is some type of valued family heirloom). Return it for something more to your taste and display that instead. If the giver should stop by and mention it, be sure to thank them for whatever it is you selected in exchange. After all, they still “bought” it for you. Dear Annie: I think you miscalled the advice to “Frustrated,” the mother of the graduate who received only two RSVPs out of 40 invitations sent for a catered graduation party. It is high time that someone spoke for the American public. Here’s my proposed invitation with an RSVP: “You are cordially invited to an event on such-and-such a date and time. Since venue size and refreshment requirements must be firmly committed a week in advance, we will make plans accord-

ingly for all who RSVP by that date. We look forward to your celebrating with us. If we have not received your RSVP by the date requested, we will regretfully assume you will not be in attendance and will plan accordingly. Please let

us know by returning the RSVP card, calling this phone number or emailing us at this address.” Then have a grumpy uncle stand by the front door with a list of those who responded and politely inform anyone else that the event

is limited to those who sent an RSVP. -Seymour, Tenn. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to

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doned” her for your new family, whether true or not, and is still nursing some hurt over it. Consider this visit an opportunity to remedy the situation. Welcome her with open arms. Tell her how much you love her and hope to get to know her better as the competent adult she is. Don’t rehash the past or place blame on her mother. You also can enlist the help of your other children to create a warmer relationship. Please try. Dear Annie: An acquaintance recently gave me a gift for my home. The intention of the giver is that the gift be permanently displayed in the living room. This gift is not one I would have chosen, nor is it one I can easily put out every time the giver is expected to visit. There is no other room to which the gift can be moved. What do I do now? -- Recipient of Unwanted Gift Dear Recipient: You

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Dear Annie: Twentyfive years ago, my exwife left me and took our four children with her. I married again a few years later and now have four lovely, intelligent children who make me very happy. The children from my previous marriage are now in their 30s. My oldest daughter, “Jean,” is a psychologist. Jean has never said I was a bad father, but she makes strange accusations in sporadic messages, such as that I want her to tell me that her life has been terrible. She sent me a birthday gift, but never acknowledges things I send to her, including a photo of her halfsiblings. I simply don’t understand her, and for a psychologist, she communicates poorly. The psychologist has now informed the oldest daughter of my present marriage that she will visit us soon, regardless of whether she is in my “good book or bad book”


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today your focus is on personal relationships. You see how important these people are to you. However, conflict will be emotional. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good day to take care of to-do lists, buying hygiene items, home-care things or crafts. You want to pull your act together and get on top of your scene. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A playful day! Enjoy saucy flirtations and fun times with others. Accept invitations to party. Sports events and playful times with children will delight. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You want to cocoon at home today because you feel a need to withdraw. This is not because you’re depressed -- it’s just that you want privacy to contemplate

your navel. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A busy, chatty day! In conversations with others, you don’t want superficial talk about the weather. Oh no. You want to get down to the nitty-gritty of things. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Earnings, shopping, cash flow and financial matters are your concerns today. You might focus on a possession by taking care of it or maintaining it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you more emotional than usual. (Don’t be demanding of others.). On the other hand, your luck is rather good. Yay! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You won’t feel like socializing today. You would rather be by yourself to do what you want to do. You also might explore mystical or

spiritual disciplines or discover new secrets. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A conversation with a female friend could be significant today. You might feel protective and nurturing to someone, and even jealous if they pay more attention to someone else. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Personal details about your private life might be appar-

ent to people in authority today. Just be aware of this. However, someone might want to help you boost your career or your job. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Tidy up loose details regarding inheritances, trusts, shared property, insurance matters and banking needs. Get these things out of the way in order to feel freer and lighter.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The Moon is opposite your sign today, which means you have to compromise and go more than halfway when dealing with others. People will be delighted with your cooperation. YOU BORN TODAY You’re friendly and easygoing. People seek you out because they enjoy your company, and in turn, you entertain them. Many of you use your









voice to make a living. You sing, speak, teach, act or communicate. You need to interact with others, and you value their feedback. This year is a delightfully social year in which all your relationships will improve. Enjoy! Birthdate of: Justin Theroux, actor/screenwriter; Joanna Garcia, actress; Angie Harmon, actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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21 Week HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Classes start Sept 3, 2013. Call for more information. Taylor Pro Training Ltd. 1-877-860-7627.

MAY THE Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified throughout the world now and forever Amen. D.M.

Coming Events Young Women’s Peace Leadership Camp (ages 15-35) Aug 26-29 Mon - Thur, near Balfour, BC Call 250 505-4122 Email:

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Personals ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 DAVID WILLFORD is back in town, may the bells ring out and may there be joy throughout the land.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN We have room in our high volume shop for an energetic and skilled Mechanic. We offer a flat rate pay plan as well. Benefits package after probation period. The dealership sells new Honda’s as well as all makes and models of pre owned Cars, Trucks & Suv’s. The shop is modern and well equipped with up to date technique including alignment. We offer in house training through Honda on an on going basis. Journeyman status is preferred, but would consider the right 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Send resumes to Allan Sanders - Service Manager Phone: 250-365-4845 Fax: 250-365-4865 glacierhonda-service@

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FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543 WANTED: a warm congenial soulmate. Should be literate, optimistic and loves to laugh. If this is you, drop me a line: Box 562, C/O Trail Times, 1163 Cedar, Trail, BC V1R 4B8

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


AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

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

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Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!

Help Wanted Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

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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.

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Help Wanted


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


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:

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



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60 Years Anniversary Happy 60 th! Lots of love, Cathy & Fred, Teresa & Stephanie, Carlo, Gino

School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

Information Systems – Network Administrator School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is looking for an energetic Information Systems – Network Administrator to join our team. This challenging district position will provide support for district information systems. School District #20 is a compact district nestled in interior BC. We enjoy a strong commitment to technology throughout our district. Our technical environment includes: over 1000 computers (both Windows and Macintosh); a fibre based wide area network connecting all our sites; and diverse software set. Enjoy a very supportive environment, great quality of life and reasonable cost of living in the West Kootenays. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Designs, configures, implements and supports servers and network infrastructure throughout the district 2. Manages network services, management tools and technology infrastructure on a variety of platforms 3. Liaises with service providers, vendors 4. Documents network infrastructure and server setup and configuration 5. Logs and tracks issues 6. Ensures and manages backups of various platforms 7. Provides security expertise 8. Designs, configures, implements and supports telephone services throughout the district 9. Performs duties of Information System Technician as assigned. 10. Performs other related duties. Deadline for applying is Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Noon). For full detail including qualifications please refer to the Careers section of our website at

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Route 365 23 papers Laurier Ave, Main St Route 366 18 papers Beaver St, Maple Ave Route 375 12 papers Green Rd & Lodden Rd Route 378 22 papers Martin St, Old Salmo Rd Route 379 18 papers Cole St, Nelson Ave Route 380 23 papers Galloway Rd, Mill Rd Route 381 7 papers Coughlin Rd Route 382 7 papers Debruin Rd & Staats Rd Route 384 19 papers Cedar Ave, Kootenay

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Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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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

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MLS# 2215314

Trail $255,500

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# 2390923

MLS# 2216882

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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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Rossland $339,900

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Rossland $349,900

Trail $119,000

Trail $219,000

Fruitvale $238,000

Rossland $399,000

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MLS# 2391999

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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

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Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

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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

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5’ WhirlPool Tubs starting at $489.00

5’ Shower Bases $279.00

5’ Soaker Tubs $279.00

5’ Patio Doors $389.00

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FRUITVALE, 1929 Mountain St., Sat. & Sun. Aug.10 & 11. 8am-?. Large Moving Sale. ROSSLAND 2230 2nd Ave. 8am-1pm Sat. Aug 10 Multi Family TRAIL, 1735 Riverside Ave. Lazeroff Apts. Aug.10th, 9am12. BARGAINS! 250-231-5815 WARFIELD 760 Schofield Hwy. Cornerstone deck. Sat., Aug. 10th, 9am- 1pm




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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:


NEWLY renovated 2 BD home in Trail for rent September 1st Gas fireplace, hardwood floors, good location F/S W/D N/S and NO PETS. Ref. required. 250-231-5992

ROSSLAND 3BDRM, w/d,n/s,n/p,$1000 plus utilities, avail. Sept 1. 250-367-7927

TRAIL, 3 bedroom 1 bathroom easy access home minutes to Gyro Park and Columbia River. 4 appliances, fenced yard, covered patio, off street parking, NS, pet negotiable, $1,000. + utilities. 250-3643978

TRAIL, 4 b/r home, 1 bath, f/s/w/d, ns np, full basement, rv carport, close to Aquatic Centre, 1534 4th Ave, $1200 + utilities. 250-364-3978

W.TRAIL, 2Bdrm. available now. $900./mo. including utilities. 1-250-960-9749.


Edgewater Townhouse in Glenmerry, 3bd, 1.5Bth.,f/s, $850./mo. 250-368-5908 WOODLAND PARK HOUSING CO-OP affordable clean 3 bedroom townhouse with basements centrally located and close to amenities, park like setting Applications forms at #1,1692 Silverwood Crescent Castlegar, 250-365-2677 leave msg





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


Trail $159,000 D CE DU RE



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 small house 1bd. with parking. W.Trail 1bd. f/s, 250368-3239 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 Montrose 3 brm, W/D, newly reno, must have ref. NS NP $800/month 250-231-6651 SUNNINGDALE, spacious, bright 1bd, perfect for couple/ senior, n/p,n/s. 778-515-1512

Castlegar furnished 3 Bdrm main floor, short term tenant required, Sept to June, directly across from Community Complex, $1,195/mth includes utilities, 250365-2839 or 365-3621 showing Aug 10th, 12 - 2



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


Having a



East Trail $79,000

Apt/Condo for Rent




Misc. for Sale

Salmo $299,000



Fruitvale $465,000

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



Waneta $459,000


Fruitvale $299,500

Sunningdale, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, must be employed. For more info call Ron 250-5053453

Heavy Duty Machinery

Affordable steel shipping containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014


Trail $134,500 W NE



Sunningdale $195,000 ME HO LY I M FA



Homes for Rent




Sunningdale $259,500

ESTATE SALE. 2 Bdrm. Holiday Park Unit & Lot 27 Christina Sands. Move in ready! Dishes, BBQ, etc. $105,000. obo. 778-999-8202

Rent To Own

Downtown Trail $173,900


Fruitvale $495,000

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

Waneta $560,000




TRAIL,2bd. apt.Sept.1.Friendly, quiet secure bldg. Heat incl. N/P, N/S. 250-368-5287



The Trail Times provides the most comprehensive GARAGE SALE PACKAGE available, at the BEST PRICE!

Package Includes:

• A listing on our garage sale map • 3 line classified ad • 4 “Garage Sale” signs • 192 pricing lables • Successful tips for a ‘no hassle’ sale • Pre-sale checklist • Sales record form • ‘No Parking’ sign • ‘Pay Here’ sign • ‘Sorry, no restrooms’ sign





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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

We’re on the net at

ESTATE SALE. 20ft. Four Winns boat & trailer, less than 50hrs. on 5.0L Merc, bimini top, 2 covers, stereo, etc. $19,750. obo. 778-999-8202



1 Saturday BARGAINS! Aug 10 9am - noon

1735 Riverside Ave, Lazaroff Apts, Trail


Saturday Cornerstone Deck Aug 10 9am - 1pm

760 Schofield Hwy, Warfield

Garage sales 3

Sat & Sun Large Moving Sale Aug 10 & 11 8am - ?

1929 Mountain St, Fruitvale


Saturday Multi-Family Aug 10 8am - 1pm

2230 2nd Ave, Rossland



Saturday Aug 10 1 - 3pm

145 Cambridge Rd, Warfield

open Houses


To show your Garage Sale or Open Garage sales House on this map call the Trail Times & open Houses 250-368-8551


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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 09, 2013