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Design firm chosen to map out City still plans for second future Trail museum/library BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Tucked away at the top of a long flight of stairs in city hall, is a space that houses the story and history of Trail. With limited accessibility to the public and virtually no room for display, the Trail Archives and Museum collections are in dire need of a new location. Council addressed the need for a larger facility to honour the city’s heritage and to expand the Trail library in an announcement Tuesday. The city hired BoniMaddison Architects, a Vancouver design firm, to create a plan for a new museum/ library in downtown Trail, a recommendation made by the Trail Library and Museum Building Steering Committee. “This is very exciting,” said Sarah Benson, director of the Archives and Museum. “It will be wonderful to have broader exposure of our archives in the community.” The museum/library proposal is a project that Barbara Gibson, chair of the Trail Library Board, has championed for years. “We are in dire need of a new library facility,” said Gibson. “We need to engage the public to make this concept a reality.” The goal is to have the $30,000 design complete by December, leaving plenty of time for the museum/library project to go to a referendum at the same time citizens of Trail cast a vote in the municipal election slated for October 2014. The public will have an opportunity to vote on a loan authorization bylaw that will give council the go ahead to borrow money needed to proceed with the construction of the facility.

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“We’ve been through this before,” said Gibson, referring to the 2009 library relocation referendum. “There is still a strong need and we need to show that we want it.” The Trail Archives was established in 1978 at the Pine Street site, to collect, preserve and make available to the public the photographic and documentary history of the Silver City. “We are really proud of our archival collection of over 12,000 photographs,” said Benson. “But we are running out of space.” In addition to historical photographs, Trail Archives and Museum staff and volunteers tend to almost 2,000 artifacts, with a flagship collection of sports memorabilia displayed in the Trail Memorial Centre. Ideally, a new facility will allow the archives to be exhibited together, year round. “We don’t know what it will look like yet,” said Benson. “But having an integrated space under one roof should be a real boost for the community and visitors passing through.”

Trail keeps eye on pedestrian bridge that will house sewer line BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

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Sarah Benson, director of Trail Archives and Museum, looks forward to an adequate space to store the city’s charming history.

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the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre). The final engineering bridge concept is expected to be completed in November. “The plan is to be in the position to tender the bridge project later this year or early next,” added Perehudoff. New construction can begin even though an obstacle, the Old Trail Bridge, stands in the way. The question facing the city is how to foot the estimated $5-million bill to tear the old bridge down. “We are still hoping and reminding the government that they owned the bridge for 50 years and so did Trail for 50 years,” said Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs. “It should be a 50-50 cost sharing demolition.” Bogs said that there is no legal mandate to take the bridge down unless there is an incident such as pieces of it falling into the river, or structural movement detected. “At this moment in time it is just there,” he said. “When it will be removed, that is the question.” The issue will be up for discussion at the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Vancouver next month. “This is a topic we will bring to the UBCM,” confirmed Bogs. SeeREGIONAL, Page 3

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one-spade overcall of one heart and did not. For that reason, West will not lead a spade. A diamond lead into declarer’s strength is less enticing and a club lead is not much better. The ace of clubs should not be cashed on the opening lead if not accompanied by the king. The best of bad leads is the nine of hearts. The play: East wins the opening lead with the ace of hearts and puts the king of spades on the table. He has to remove the entry to the clubs and hearts. Declarer takes the ace of spades and plays his top hearts and then a club. West ducks and declarer wins the king of clubs and cashes the ten of hearts. He then plays another club and West takes his ace. He knows declarer has no more clubs and cannot get to the good clubs. West cashes the queen of spades and exits a spade. Declarer

wins his jack and cashes two diamonds. Declarer wins two spades, three hearts, two diamonds and one club making one overtrick. The defense have available three spades, one heart, one diamond and one club, but because of the timing can only get to five of these tricks before declarer gets eight tricks.

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Regional district will help finance project From page 1 “Although we are discussing our strategy on how to best approach the government.” The idea of constructing a pedestrian bridge/sewer pipeline was first proposed to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) by the City of Trail in 2011, following a cost review summary of a new sewer line to cross the Columbia River. In 2012, Trail and its regional sewer partners, Rossland and Warfield, decided to move forward to create a pipe bridge that would support the regional sewer line after a busted pipe underneath the old bridge led to 5,500 cubic

metres of liquid sewage seeping into the river. The structure is the most affordable option for rerouting the utility line. Funding for the bridge will be shared with the RDKB based on the sewer line being moved off the former bridge and onto the new pipe bridge. The total contribution from the RDKB is yet to be determined, however John McLean, the district’s CAO, said that the RDKB will be responsible for the costs associated with installing a pipe bridge. “The city is responsible for any additional costs to turn it into a walking bridge,” he added.

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Bats learn to forage this month, says biologist Times Contributor The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP) has received numerous calls from residents of the area who have found a bat on the ground, had a bat fly into the house, or have a bat roosting in an unusual location. “This is the time of year when the juvenile bats are learning to fly and their not very good at it” says Juliet Craig, coordinating biologist for the KCBP. “They fly into houses or fall on the ground and have difficulty getting up again.” Juvenile bats are born as pups in late June and July. In August, they are flying on their own and learning to forage. A bat that flies into a house can be removed by wearing leather gloves or oven mitts, or capturing it in a butterfly net or box. If it is out of reach or cannot be found, doors and

windows can be left open in the evening so the bat can fly away. A bat roosting in a strange location, such a low on a wall or under a patio umbrella is likely a juvenile and can be left where it is, as long as it is not at risk of coming into contact with people or pets. “If possible, bats are best left where they are” continues Craig. “However, if a bat is found on the ground, it may need to be re-located. “A bat on the ground does not necessarily mean that it is injured or sick, it may just be a juvenile that has had trouble flying.” Bats are usually not capable of propelling themselves up and off the ground. Generally, they crawl to a wall or tree, climb up it, and then swoop down to fly away. A bat found on the ground can be put into a pillow case or cloth shopping bag and

pinned, open end up, to a tree or wall in the shade. That way the bat can hang upside down in a protected location during the day, and fly out when it’s ready in the evening. “The most important thing is not to come into direct contact with the bat” warns Craig. “It is very rare that a bat has rabies but still possible. “If a person has been at risk of being bitten or scratched by a bat then they have to either kill the bat to get it tested for rabies or have the shots themselves, neither of which is a good outcome.” The Kootenay Community Bat Project biologists recommend that anyone who has come into direct contact with a bat contact Interior Health. For more information about bats in the Kootenays, visit www.kootenaybats.com or contact 1-855-9BC-BATS.

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The third anniversary of Australian Owen Rooney’s disappearance is today (Aug. 14) and while his family is still actively searching, it is trying to find a sense of normalcy. The family, including sisters Bree and Kelly Rooney, canvassed B.C. and Alberta after Owen’s disappearance but have since returned to Australia. “We have had some time to return our lives to looking normal again,” explained Kelly Rooney, who has begun teaching again. “We still live each day with Owen close to our hearts and do what we can to continue the search for him without allowing it to consume our entire lives. We all miss Owen dearly in our lives. I had my 30th birthday party with a big group of friends and family, we had lamb on the spit on a sunny winter afternoon. Owen would have loved it and he was very missed.” “We are continuing our search for Owen with the help of the social media via Facebook and our website (www.findowen.com). We are living our life alongside this and working every day to be happy within our life. We have come to a place of trust that Owen will return

to us if he can and we work to have all doors open for him to do that,” explained mother Sharron Rooney, who is working at her natural healing therapy business. Other sister Bree is at university, doing a double degree in fine arts and teaching while brother Sean and father Steve are back doing electrical work, according to Sharron and Kelly. While both Sharron and Kelly have said contact with the RCMP has been reduced with their return to Australia, there has been increased media coverage in Australia as Missing Persons Week in the country was between July 28 and Aug. 3. The case is still active and will remain active until Owen Rooney is found or until the Australian will be anticipated to reach 100 years of age – he was 24 years of age in 2010. Rooney was last seen at Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks in 2010 – he had suffered a head injury two days earlier – and left behind his cellphone and backpack. He stands 175 cm (5’9”) and weighs about 73 kg (161 pounds). Anyone with information can call Grand Forks RCMP at 250442-8288.

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Lantz says he was first told the truck was destined for Toronto, but then was later told it would be shipped to China. Lantz alleges the vehicle was full of clothes, suitcases and what appeared to be dental supplies. Wu, who also goes by David, did not appear at a hearing on Monday, and a warrant has since been issued for his arrest. None of the allegations in the court documents have been proven in court. The college says it wants Wu apprehended.

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David Black is committed to building an oil refinery in B.C., but must first find Canadian investors to secure financing.

Oil plan needs backers said, and the biggest energy firms may not want a new refinery comB.C. businessman David Black peting against ones they already has been forced to seek Canadian own. lenders to build his proposed oil “I understand all that and decided refinery near Kitimat at the insist- early on I just had to find a way ence of the Chinese bank that would around that and I think I’ve found act as the main financier. it.” The $25-billion cost includes The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China declined to fully roughly $16 billion for the refinfinance the $25-billion project, ery – more than initially estimated Black said, sending him to find a due to a new refining process that promises to emit half as quarter of the required money within Canada. much greenhouse gas “It really came – with the rest covering “It really came down to down to the the fact that they wanted a natural gas pipeline, a some skin in the game out fleet of tankers and the fact that they of Canada and they would cost of the oil pipeline, if wanted some put 75 per cent of the necessary. skin in the money up for the refinBesides securing ery,” he said Monday. financing, Black said game out of Black has billed the he must secure sites Canada and project, announced a year for the refinery and the they would marine terminal with ago, as a way to create the Kitselas and Haisla thousands of jobs in B.C. put up 75 per first nations, determine refining Alberta crude oil cent . . .” if inland first nations while ensuring diluted along the proposed pipebitumen isn’t shipped in DAVID BLACK line corridor can come tankers, eliminating one on board and to button of the biggest objections to construction of the proposed down formal supply agreements Northern Gateway pipeline that with Canadian oil companies. Black reiterated his position that could supply the crude. Black is advancing the project he could build the refinery even if through his firm Kitimat Clean Ltd., the Enbridge’s Northern Gateway but is also majority owner of the pipeline project is rejected and Black Press group of community instead bring oil via train, but he newspapers in B.C., including this emphasized pipelines are safer. “I really hope it doesn’t come to paper. He said he believes he has found that –  I really hope we can do the lenders in Canada but gave no details, pipeline.” A pipeline would bring money and except to say he does not intend to benefits for first nations and local take on equity investors. “It’s too early to say where or communities that wouldn’t come how, but I think it’s there,” he said. with rail shipments, he added. Oil-on-rail shipments have been “Financially, it’s going to work out.” He aims to file a project descrip- growing quickly as a way to get tion with the provincial government Alberta oil to market, but a pall was in September to initiate the environ- cast over the method last month mental review process. when a runaway train carrying light None of the major North American crude oil exploded and destroyed the oil companies have expressed any heart of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. interest in financing or partnering Black said it’s not clear to him on the refinery but Black said that’s whether there would be a risk of no surprise. explosion with the rail shipment of Oil extraction is traditionally diluted oil sands bitumen, but said he more profitable than refining, he would welcome research. BY JEFF NAGEL Black Press


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School grieves for ‘gentle, large boy,’ says principal Junior hockey player collapses during skating drill By Michael Tutton

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A junior hockey player who died suddenly at a training camp this week was a large but gentle boy who had recently started to show academic promise, his former principal said Tuesday. Paul Kitchen, head of school at Rothesay Netherwood in New Brunswick, said staff and

students have been hit hard by the death of Jordan Boyd. The 16-year-old boy died Monday after collapsing during a skating drill at tryouts for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Kitchen said the 270-student private school in Rothesay is reaching out to offer support to Boyd’s parents, who had been thrilled by their son’s academic progress. “Jordan is a fine, fine young man who worked hard at his academics, who worked hard at his relation-

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ship with others,” Kitchen said in an interview. “He was ... this gentle, gentle large boy with this smile on his face.” The league said a physical therapist provided CPR after Boyd fell on the ice, lost consciousness and stopped breathing at a rink in Bathurst, N.B. Results from an autopsy are expected later this week. Kitchen said Boyd’s hockey skills blossomed during the 2012-13 academic year when his team won silver at the World Sport School Championships in Calgary.

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Four Canadians and five Americans engaged in a massive penny stock fraud scheme that bilked investors in Canada, the U.S. and many other countries of more than $140 million, the U.S.

Department of Justice said Tuesday. One of the Canadians was arrested in Ontario and another one was among six suspects arrested in New York, Arizona, New Jersey, Florida and California, authorities said. Two other

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Nine shots can be heard on the videos following shouts for Yatim to drop the knife. The final six appear to come after he had already fallen to the floor of the streetcar followed by the sound of a Taser. Yatim’s death sparked public outrage on social media over the way officers handled the confrontation. On Tuesday, some protesters carried signs with messages like “an empty streetcar? Whom did you protect” and “abolish the SIU,” referring to the Special Investigations Unit, which is looking into the incident. Yatim’s death was repeatedly referred to as “preventable”

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s anybody who has seen astronaut Chris Hadfield’s incredible images from space can attest, the single most prominent human-made features of cities like Toronto, Windsor or Edmonton are roads. Ever since the 1950s the car has been the accidental architect of our cities. Billions of dollars have been dedicated to roads, overpasses, tunnels and other car infrastructure. But this single-minded dedication to making sure cars got to where they wanted to go as fast as they could has had some pretty serious unintended consequences. As Andrew Coyne says in Macleans ‘Traffic is slowly strangling our cities.’ Cars in traffic use more fuel, pollute more and simply aren’t productive. Coyne also quotes a German study which finds that ‘being in heavy traffic triples your risk of a heart attack within an hour.’ Enter the bicycle. It is the most efficient form of transportation on the

planet. You can move five times faster than walking and go three times as far on the same amount of caloric energy. The benefits of the bicycle certainly were not lost on the City of Vancouver when it decided to flip the traditional urban script. ‘Since 1997 we established priorities with walking being the highest priority, cycling second, transit third, and the automobile is at the bottom of the list,’ says Jerry Dobrovolny, the director of transportation with the City of Vancouver. And unlike cities that dabble in making their cities more bike-friendly Vancouver has actually dramatically increased the use of bikes and decreased traffic congestion in downtown Vancouver. According to Dobrovolny, bike trips have gone up by 180 per cent over the past 15 years and the amount of people cycling to work has grown from 3.5 per cent to 4.5 per cent. Today, 12 out of every

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Green Revolution And they did it not by focusing on the middle-aged-man-in-lycra (MAMIL) but by building bike infrastructure that kids, grandmas and people that aren’t super proficient bike riders would feel comfortable using. ‘We know that there’s many people that are interested in cycling, but they’re not comfortable riding next to cars,’ says Dobrovolny. Nearly all cities have bike lanes, but paint on the road just isn’t safe enough for these non-MAMILs. Instead, Vancouver is using separated bike lanes and

bike boulevards. Separated bike lanes are dedicated lanes built only for cyclists that are physically separated from cars. Bike boulevards are repurposed residential streets that have been made bike friendly. ‘It’s a regular street, but it’s been designed so that bikes generally have the right of way,’ says Erin O’Melinn, the executive director of Hub, Vancouver’s largest cycling advocacy organization. Separated bike lanes are the real game changer. On the Dunsmuir Viaduct four times more cyclists are using the road thanks to the separated bike lane. Safety has improved as well. ‘Since the separated lanes have gone in downtown we’ve seen a big reduction in the number of collisions of all types, including the number of people riding on sidewalks, so pedestrians feel much more comfortable,’ says O’Melinn. Reducing pollution and improving health are great reasons to invest in cycling,

but another reason is that it’s cheap like borscht. ‘Whereas heavy trucks and buses and automobiles break down the road infrastructure and result in a lot of added costs in terms of maintenance. When we build a pedestrian or bike facility they last for 100 years,’ says Dobrovolny. In 2010, Vancouver’s city council approved a $25 million 10-year bike plan. For comparison, the Canada Line, the new rapid transit line from Vancouver to Richmond that was built in time for the Olympics, cost $2 billion dollars. Heather Deal is a Vancouver city councilor who says the decision to convert a whole lane of traffic on the Burrard Bridge into a bike lane was a real turning point. ‘That was the first time we took space away from cars, “ she said. Troy Media columnist David Dodge is the host and producer of Green Energy Futures, a multimedia series presented at www.greenenergyfutures. ca.


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Not afraid to label ‘terrorism’ The current discussion on terrorism needs to be redefined. When the atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki over 100,000 civilians were killed without warning. In the city of Hiroshima, many thousands of those that survived the initial blast found their way to the river in an effort to relieve the pain from their burns. This is where many more (thousands) died, their bodies clogging the river as their city burned into ruins. This is commonly defined as

an act of war. When the United States invaded Iraq aproximatly 162,000 people were killed, 80 per cent of which were civilians. This was defined as a preemptive strike. In comparison, when a person detonates a bomb, it is now defined as an act of terrorism. It is important that all acts of violent aggression are clearly defined as such and our perception of them is not blurred by labels. During the 1950 to 1970 period the label “Communist”

was used to define our enemy. Accusations of being a Communist could ruin careers. Vast sums of money were spent to stop the “Communist” threat. Similarly the current label of terrorism is now being used to justify vast military and surveillance expenditures. As for myself, I am not afraid of the label “terrorism,” however, I am very concerned with all acts of violent aggression and the way our society is reacting to them. Dave Carter, Castlegar

After Lac-Megantic, aim for gold standard on rail safety An editorial from the Toronto Star As the people of LacMegantic begin to rebuild lives shattered by the train wreck that devastated their town, transportation safety officials are rightly worried about the growing rail traffic in fuels and other dangerous goods, and the potential for tragedy when something goes wrong. American officials report nearly 5,000 breaches of “securement regulations” since 2010. While few resulted in major accidents, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration rightly pointed to Lac-Megantic as a prime example of “the terrible consequences that can arise when a railroad accident results in a sudden release of flammable liquids.” In an instant the town centre was incinerated; 47 lives were snuffed out. Now, faced with a $200-million cleanup bill and other liabilities, the railway has obtained creditor protection. Apart from much soulsearching, the tragedy has produced emergency orders by Transport Canada and the FRA

toughening up rail safety. Yet while officials on both sides of the border inevitably drew many of the same conclusions, the orders were sufficiently different to raise the question of whether we are still falling well short of a “gold standard” when it comes to preventing rolling stock accidents. Both countries’ emergency orders stress the need to ensure that locomotives transporting dangerous goods aren’t left unattended on main tracks. They also call on railways to make sure that unattended cabs are locked and/or that key control levers are removed. And they tighten rules on various brakes, essentially ensuring that they are engaged to prevent unintended movement of the sort that led to the tragedy. These are all sensible precautions. But in one important respect the Canadian government has rightly gone further, and now requires that two crew members, not one, operate trains carrying dangerous goods. The Americans agree that a twocrew minimum “could enhance safety.” But they are still study-

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SEOUL, South Korea Standing by a French chateau’s window, the bride-tobe glows in the afternoon sun as she gazes into her fiance’s eyes. This Chinese

couple’s fairytale moment, however, isn’t unfolding at a Bordeaux estate. The 20-something Beijing lawyers and fans of South Korean pop idol Rain are part of a small but growing number of affluent Chinese for

whom the craze for all things South Korean means flying to Seoul for the weekend. The draw for many of the well-heeled Chinese isn’t Seoul’s ancient palaces or the fiery cuisine. It’s an elegant urban style exempli-

fied by Gangnam, the tony Seoul district made globally famous by South Korean rapper PSY’s “Gangnam Style.” Helping shape that image is the popularity of South Korean cosmetics and fashion.

Destroys ability to recognize faces By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS

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The condition is characterized by a deterioration in language and eventually the ability to communicate, although initially cognitive function in other areas remains intact, said Tamar Gefen, a PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology at Northwestern University in Chicago. “Memory is fine, attention is fine and their planning, their judgment, their personality, their emotions - they’re intact,” explained Gefen, adding that early symptoms can include being unable to recall the names of familiar people or in some cases everyday objects. “Someone will come in and say: ‘I can’t remember my co-worker’s name. I see her every day and I cannot remember it,”’ she said. As the disease progresses, the person has difficulty speaking coherently and eventually stops talking altogether.


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Backroad delivers waterproof rec map for West Kootenay By Jim Bailey

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B a c k r o a d Mapbooks have created another feature to guide West Kootenay outdoor enthusiasts into the wilderness. Trail natives and Backroad’s founders Russell and Wesley Mussio are celebrating 20 years as Canada’s leading outdoor publisher by introducing a new waterproof outdoor recreation map for the West Kootenay. “We’re basically trying to replace the old BC Forest Service recreation maps that were out there and use to be quite popular, so we’re working with those guys to help us,” said Russell Mussio. The new map is compact, tear resistant, waterproof, and extra rigid for those variable mountain weather conditions while showcasing a variety of recreational opportunities. “It’s a lot more convenient obviously,” said Mussio. “The Backroad Mapbook is individual page format, while this is a traditional fold up map so you get a

lot larger area, and there’s also other little features that you don’t get on the mapbook like Fish BC and advertisers as well, so if you’re new to the area there’s a nice little feature so you can kind of figure out who to go to to get supplies.” The map offers detailed topographic information with up-to-date industry and logging roads, extensive trail systems, and a ton or recreational features not found on other maps. The map has information for the hiker, kayaker, fisherman, canoeist, ATVer, and more, from the extreme alpinist to the happy camper, the new map is a must for all types of recreationist. “It’s one of the benefits of our product, it’s used by everyone from the hardcore person right down to the person who just wants a good map of the West Kootenay.” The Backroad series requires not only a team of researchers to ensure regional information is accurate and complete, but also cooperation and input from various organizations such as fishing and hunting clubs, park superintendents, hiking enthusiasts, government ministries, in addition to feedback directly from readers. “We can’t thank our partners and local help enough,” said marketing

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if my mother knew about this, she’d throw a fit. I can’t figure out why this is so despised. Why should I have to pay all that money for food when I can get it for nothing? -- New York Dear New York: Most people aren’t willing to go through someone else’s garbage in order to find edible food that isn’t contaminated, rotten, partially eaten or long past the expiration date. And while we know some folks do this for economic reasons or as a protest against the “system,” most people find it distasteful and demeaning. We think

until she is gone. Help. -- Prisoner in My Own Home in Southern California Dear Prisoner: Joyce is lonely and either clueless or deliberately obtuse. It is a kindness to include her when you can, but you also are entitled to entertain without her. So you will need to be a bit more assertive and willing to upset her. The next time Joyce comes over unannounced and unwanted, stop her at the door and say, “Joyce, I have company. You will have to come back another time.” If she gets teary, outraged, pushy or anything else, simply repeat that she will have to come back another time. Don’t let her walk beyond the threshold. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Need To Know in Saskatoon,” the woman who disliked her dentist referring to her as “dear.” I am a busy ob-gyn. I often call my patients

by some such all-purpose term of endearment when I blank out and cannot remember their given name. It only means that I am busy and forgetful and have a lot on my mind. But at the same time, I want the patient to feel closer to me than

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Today’s Crossword

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Sudoku is a numberplacing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once. Solution for previous SuDoKu 9 1 7 8 5 2 6 3 4 2 5 8 4 6 3 9 1 7 6 4 3 7 9 1 2 8 5 5 3 1 6 2 7 4 9 8 7 6 4 5 8 9 3 2 1 8 2 9 3 1 4 5 7 6 3 7 5 9 4 8 1 6 2 1 8 6 2 3 5 7 4 9 4 9 2 1 7 6 8 5 3 Difficulty Level

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Annie’s

the owners of groceries and restaurants are entitled to earn a living, too, and we would hope that still-edible food is donated to food pantries whenever possible. Dear Annie: I don’t know how to get rid of my pest of a neighbor. I moved to this community three years ago, after my divorce. I befriended “Joyce,” a woman in her 70s who lives two doors down. Joyce won’t leave me alone. When I entertain my fiance or friends, she is sure to walk over uninvited and interrupt us. On several occasions, I’ve given her my business card and asked her to call first to make sure I’m not busy. It hasn’t worked. She also drinks my wine, and even though she has an extensive wine collection, she never offers to replace the bottle she consumed at my place. At times, I’ve had to shut my curtains and hide in my bedroom

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Dear Annie: I’ve found a new way to get free food: dumpster diving. Several times a week, a group of us go through the supermarket dumpster at night to see what they’ve thrown away. Sometimes there’s nothing, but other times, there’s great stuff. One night, I found nine ears of corn. Another time, it was 23 packs of chicken. I’ve found honeydew melons, cherries, grapes, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and all sorts of other goodies. I thoroughly boil the meat and poultry before eating it, and I wash the fruit and pour boiling water over it. It loses some color, but still tastes sweet. I cook all vegetables. The problem is, there’s a stigma to this. People give us dirty looks. We’re very careful not to make a mess. We leave everything spotless. But the store manager hates us. And

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Leisure

YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Unexpected opportunities to travel today might excite you. Others might hear surprising news related to higher education, publishing, the media, medicine and the law. “Stay tuned.” TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep your pockets open, because gifts, goodies and treasures from others might come your way today. Someone might spontaneously do a favor for you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared to go more than halfway when dealing with others, because the Moon is opposite your sign today. Something will please you -- something you least expect. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A female co-worker or companion might introduce you to new technology at work

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today. A new staff member or new ways of doing things will provide an interesting change. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Spontaneous get-togethers, parties, sports events and creative activities will delight you today. However, parents should keep an eye on their kids, because this is a mildly accident-prone day for them. (Do you know where they are?) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Something unexpected will change your home routine today. A female family member could have surprising news. Stock the fridge in case an unexpected guest appears. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Spontaneous short trips, fresh ideas and a chance to meet new faces will make this an interesting day for you. Stay light on your feet and go with the flow.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Keep an eye on your money today. You might find money; you might lose money. If shopping, keep your receipts and count your change. (Anything could happen.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The Moon is in your sign today dancing with wild, wacky Uranus. This makes you feel independent and energetic. (Your Spidey

sense is heightened as well.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Fresh answers from unexpected sources will pay off in your research today. If you’re looking for solutions, dig deep. A sudden breakthrough in something could be helpful. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A female friend or acquaintance might surprise you today. All your dealings with

groups will be a little bit different for some reason. Keep your eyes open. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Relations with authority figures will hold few surprises for you today. If you feel caught off-guard or rebellious, don’t quit your day job. Wait to see which direction the wind blows. YOU BORN TODAY You are skilled at dealing with others. You have a strong

DILBERT

TUNDRA

ANIMAL CRACKERS

MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM

BROOMHILDA

HAGAR

BLONDIE

SALLY FORTH

presence and a natural sense of command. You’re decisive and a born leader. Most of you are not aware of your imperial nature. You are kind, affectionate and warm to others, but you are also incredibly diligent and persevering! This year you will focus on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Jennifer Lawrence, actress; Julia Child, TV chef; Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist.


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Classifieds Announcements

Employment

Employment

Personals

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

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

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:

In Memoriam

• Over 90% Graduate Employment Rate

www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com 1.800.466.1535

Help Wanted Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

Prep Cook /Line Cook

Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail

Celebrations

Celebrations

Andrew Lee Evans A celebration of life for

Andrew Evans

will be held at Beaver Creek Camp Ground (Kiwanis) on Saturday August 24 at 4:00 pm.

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

Jason Schultz

May 12, 1972 - August 14, 2000

• Huge Demand In Canada • Employers Seek Out Canscribe Graduates

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: careers@vankam.com 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.

1360 Forest Road Castlgar, BC V1N 3Y5 For more info, please call, 250-365-2515

In memory of our son

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT HOME JOBS

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS

In Memoriam

As the days come and go and life moves on, although we are apart you’ll never be gone! We see your smile and feel your embrace, the look of laughter upon your face. Like the wings of a butterfly, our memories are fragile treasures that flutter gently through our heart and souls!

All who knew him and loved him are welcome.

Forever in our hearts, Love, Mom & Dad

This is an outside service. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

1st Trail Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

Host: Nathan

Super n Locatio

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MLS# 2392333

Sat, August 17 9am 1399 Hwy 3B, Beaver Falls $299,500

MLS# 2390923

MLS# 2390386

MLS# 2218240

MLS# 2390612

Rossland $339,900

Rossland $329,900

Rossland $139,900

Montrose

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

$275,900

MLS# 2392333

Sat, August 17 • 12-2pm Fruitvale $409,000 Total privacy on this 10 acre parcel that backs onto Crown Land on a dead end road in rural Fruitvale. Pan abode log home, 2 wells on the property with great water. Large cleared yard with forested surroundings. Brand new double garage for your toys. Come enjoy nature - no neighbors here!

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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Comme

Trail

MLS# 2391596

$119,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# 2392347

MLS# 2391504

Fruitvale $169,900

Trail $249,900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Trail

MLS# 2389710

$449,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Trail

MLS# 2390566

$179,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

ting New Lis

Trail

MLS# 2390650

$219,000

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

MLS# 2391999

MLS# 2218337

MLS# 2218320

MLS# 2391883

MLS# 2218775

MLS# 2392108

Warfield $149,900

Trail $215,900

Fruitvale $238,000

Fruitvale $119,900

Rossland $327,000

Rossland $399,000

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

1252 Bay Avenue, Trail (250) 368-5222 1993 Columbia Ave, Rossland (250) 362-5200

www.coldwellbankertrail.com

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

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Employment

Classifieds Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Transportation

Auto Financing

Help Wanted

Appliances

Apt/Condo for Rent

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. CERTIFIED CARE AIDE We provide personal and home care service to seniors in their homes. Two positions are available, one full-time and one casual/part-time. Must be well organized, have good time management skills, a multi-tasker, dependable and physically fit. Call April at 250231-5033 for more information or email your resume with references to acashman@ telus.net General Maintenance Position required for large industrial recycling plant. Millwright certification would be an asset. Should be experienced in pumps, conveyors and hydraulic equipment. Reply to: Box 560, C/O Trail Times, 1163 Cedar Ave., Trail, BC. V1R 4B8. JANITOR, part time, evenings and weekends. Experience an asset.Must have own transportation. Send resume to Trail Times Box 563 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 www.trailpreschool.ca PART-TIME/ Casual person required at Country Roads in Fruitvale. This position is unusual in that the number of shifts per week can vary from 1 to 5. Retail experience considered an asset but not essential. Some lifting is required. Please send resume to countryroads@hotmail.ca

KENMORE washer & dryer set. Works great. Approx. 10 yrs old. $250. Phone 250-5846321

Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.

castlegarkia@gmail.com Fax 250-365-5376 **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

Services

Health Products READY to Lose That Excess Weight For GOOD? Discover the secret to melting fat, while eating the foods you love! Access the FREE video at: ZapTheFlab.com

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

Need CA$H Today?Snap Car Cash www.snapcarcash.com

UNRESERVED ESTATE AUCTION Sat. Aug. 24th, 10 AM, 2940 Christian Valley Rd. Westbridge 12’ boat/honda 9 hp OB, 35 Massey with mower, tools, etc. ROTHWELL AUCTIONS 250-306-1112

Garage Sales HUGE PINEWOOD SALE: 9 am - 3 pm, 17 - 2645 Cooke Rossland. Furniture, goods, toys and MORE!

MOVING Sat. Aug. Avenue, sporting MUCH

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 www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale BED, queen size Mattress & Boxspring, brass bar headboard, frame, w/ceramic decoration, bedspread & shams incl. New condition $150 250368-6205 ROYAL DOULTON “Strawberry Fayre” 58 pce dinner set $300, Kemball Apt Size Piano & Bench $900, 1Boy & 1Girl bike $20 ea 250-364-2139 TWIN BED, Mattress, Frame 53”x75” and wood end table, $50.00 Please pick up. 250368-6379, 250-921-4465

Mobile Homes & Pads SHOREACRES: very clean double wide mobile home, 2 bedrooms, F/S/W/D/AC, sunroom, storage shed, covered front porch. NP/NS. Best suited for 1 or 2 quiet mature persons. Avail Sept. 1st. $800/mth + utilities. Call 250359-7274.

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

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

Real Estate

Transportation

For Sale By Owner

Auto Financing

4 bedroom 2.5 bath bungalow in Lower Fairview, Nelson. 2800 SqFt w/full basement. 60x120 flat lot, large backyard w/room for 3 bay garage/shop. Close to schools, Lakeside Park on bus route. $330,000. 250-352-9177

Homes Wanted HOUSE IN ROSSLAND WANTED ASAP before the SNOW FLIES!!! To Rent or Buy for earliest Oct 1st or Nov 1st Can accommodate date for the right place & arrangement. Reasonable pricing for Sale. or can commit to Long term lease of 1 yr, 3-4 bedroom with yard & garden space. Upper Rossland preferred. We are a family with behaved outdoor dog & cat. Professional couple with steady income and children. Please call 250-362-7681 evenings & weekends. 250231-2174 daytime. Monika

YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED

• YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED •

We invite applications from licensed service technicians to work in our brand-new Kia dealership. We offer the latest technology and equipment in our new shop, paid training and excellent compensation. Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Auctions

• GOOD CREDIT • BAD CREDIT • NO CREDIT • HIGH DEBT RATE • 1ST TIME BUYER • BANKRUPTCY • DIVORCE

YOU’RE APPROVED

Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval www.amford.com

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

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

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

Houses For Sale

250.368.5000

W NE

MLS#XXXX

Cars - Domestic

Recreational/Sale 1984 CLASS “A” Southwind Motorhome 454 engine, many extras, fine condition, remarkably well kept. $7,500. 250-367-7485 2008 Okanagan camper. 8’11 w/ slide, all options. 2475lbs dryweight. Like new $16,800. 250-442-5117.

Boats

MLS#2391686

Fruitvale $235,000

1992 Sunbird convertible. Red. Excellent condition. $3500/obo. 250-447-9442

W NE

A subdividable 3.29 acre site with lots of trees & privacy. Vendor very motivated. Call today!! MLS#2389297

AN KE R! MA FFE O

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

MLS#2389047

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com

Integra Tire in Castlegar has an immediate opening for a

MLS#2390971

MLS#2389041

W NE

ICE PR

MLS#2391403

Glenmerry $259,000

Fruitvale $282,000 UE AL DV O GO

MLS#2217178

Warfield $219,000

Help Wanted

Fruitvale $346,500 E SIT RE AC 4 3/

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MLS#2391027

Glenmerry $174,500

Fruitvale $219,000 W NE

Ross Spur $340,000 ON NT GE MI REA AC

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MLS#2213358

MLS#2217062

Genelle $74,500 W NE

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Fruitvale $159,900

MLS#2391329

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.

Montrose $559,000

MLS#2216372

Montrose $195,000 E BIL MO T N MI

MLS#2391300

Glenmerry $259,000 GREAT VALUE!

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Help Wanted

Houses For Sale

www.facebook.com/allprorealtyltdtrailbc www.allprorealty.ca

Glenmerry $265,000 W NE

G TIN LIS

MLS#2391800

Shavers Bench $139,500 W WO

Customer Service Rep If you have experience in the automotive industry and can provide a high level of customer service, bring your resume to; 1507 Columbia Ave, Castlegar 250-365-2955

1995 Columbia Ave,

OR Trail

250-364-1208

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

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

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 TRAIL,2bd. apt.Sept.1.Friendly, quiet secure bldg. Heat incl. N/P, N/S. 250-368-5287 W.TRAIL, Avail. Immed. Cozy 1bdrm. n/s, shared laundry, 250-231-7081

• YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED • YOU’RE APPROVED •

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Trail Times

Career Development Services has a position open for a

Employment Counsellor /Group Facilitator Qualifications: • Degree in Social Work, • Excellent written & counseling or related verbal communication field skills • Minimum 3 years • Demonstrated experience working with teamwork, leadership vulnerable populations and supervisory skills To apply for this position or obtain a job description contact: Sheila Adcock, Program Coordinator 1565 Bay Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4B2 250-364-1104 – sheila.cdstrail@telus.net Closing date: September 4, 2012

MLS#2390138

Fruitvale $449,000

MLS#XXXX

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NT MI

MLS#2391683

Sunningdale $225,000

MLS#2390576

Glenmerry $277,900 S OT 2L

MLS#2391832

Trail $260,000 OT EL RG LA

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MLS#2391898

Glenmerry $315,000

MLS#10062853

Waneta Village $120,000 W NE

MLS#2390843

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MLS#2391112

Montrose $189,900

Fruitvale $119,000

Glenmerry $229,000

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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ANDRES CAR AUDIO WEST KELOWNA

KELOWNA

1881 Harvey Avenue (250) 860-1975

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

VERNON

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

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2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

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PENTICTON

101-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. (250) 493-3800 Valid until August 22

VERNON

WEST KELOWNA

KAMLOOPS

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

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

KELOWNA

Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496

PENTICTON

Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

KELOWNA

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

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

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

745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700

VERNON

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

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745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700

CASTLEGAR

Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880

CRANBROOK

215 - 450 Lansdowne Mall (250) 377-8007

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

TELUS KIOSK

NELSON

Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258

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

KELOWNA

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

154 Victoria Str (250) 314-9944

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


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OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ www.kootenayhomes.com Experts www.century21.ca Call Now

ICE NEW PR

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Free Home Evaluation 1200 2nd Ave & 1352 Taylor St, Trail

3211 Highway Drive, Trail

840 Forrest Drive, Warfield

310 Sylvia Crescent, Trail

Jodi Beamish

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

250 -231-2331

4 bdrm home on a quiet street! Home offers good sized kitchen, large shop (20 x 22), low maintenance exterior and flat fenced lot. Quick possession possible. Call today!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Thinking of moving?

STING NEW LI

SOLD $199,000

Built in 2001, this incredible, oneof-a- kind, 4000 sqft. Executive home is centrally located in upper Rossland with gorgeous fully finished guest suite situated on .54 acres.

This home has had many upgrades including new flooring, windows, bathroom, paint and front porch. Newer gas furnace and roof. Lots of privacy on this, .13 acre lot with plenty of trees surrounding it and a large wood deck. Call your REALTOR® today.

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

$605,000

ICE NEW PR

$174,900

$189,000

Opportunity is knocking! Not only do you buy a cute and cozy 2 bdrm home, but at this amazing price you also purchase a separate approx 250 sq. ft. building. This building is perfect for a home based business, a studio, a shop or whatever needs you may have. Call now! Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

STING NEW LI

1430 - 5th Avenue, Trail

$134,900

Call me for a FREE market evaluation today!

1887 Spokane Street, Rossland 2645 Cooke Avenue, Rossland

2266 - 6th Avenue, Trail

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

$239,000

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

$239,000

Beautifully decorated in a modern, open, metropolitan design, featuring open floor plan, concrete counter tops in newly renovated kitchen, some cork & tile flooring, huge master bedroom with dream closet, two newly renovated bathrooms, and spacious family room. Call your REALTOR® now!

$285,000

Great location 3 bedroom East Trail Home - flat entrance and lot - ranch style with partial basement - many upgrades have been done this home!

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

247 Mill Road, Fruitvale

$389,000

Beautiful well kept family home with lots of space inside and out! Spectacular views in every direction. Come take a look today! Call Richard (250) 368-7897

The Victoria Street Corridor is getting a facelift!

STING NEW LI

2303 Columbia Avenue, Trail

$129,000

2 bedroom charmer a stones throw from the Columbia River on a comer lot with a detached garage!! Upgrades include new windows, electrical, flooring and kitchen cabinets. Below is a compact workshop and large rec room with a walk-out basement. Call today!

83 Walnut Avenue, Fruitvale

5255 Highway 6, Winlaw

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

10.13 lightly treed acres is mostly flat and close to Winlaw. Good options for building sites; power, well and water license in place.

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

$340,000

Ron & Darlene Your

$109,000

Local Home Team Artist renderings only. Final project may be developed differently than displayed.

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

Plans involve:

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

• Curb, gutter and sidewalk removal and replacement • Utility improvements • Sidewalk and pedestrian-crossing enhancements • Site furniture, and decorative landscape planter features from the Victoria Street Bridge up to Glover Road. The goal of this project is to enhance the streetscape along Victoria Street to establish a calming new image for Victoria Street, while strengthening the connections to downtown for local businesses, residents and visitors to the city.

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME. NOBODY HAS THE RESOURCES WE DO! Deanne Lockhart ext 41

Tonnie Stewart

deannelockhart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

tonniestewart@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

mark.wilson@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

darlene@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

christine.albo@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Art Forrest

ext 42

c21art@telus.net www.kootenayhomes.com

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

mary.martin@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

terryalton@shaw.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

jodi.beamish@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

ron@hometeam.ca www.kootenayhomes.com

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

richard.daoust@century21.ca www.kootenayhomes.com


Trail Daily Times, August 14, 2013