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Larry Rhodes has always liked his sports. As is his usual practice, a tennis match was on the large screen TV in the living room and although the volume was turned down, he could still occasionally glance at the set. “I like to keep track of how the Canadians are doing,” Rhodes said. “So-so today.” Born and having spent much of his life in Trail, he says he was “fairly active,” playing tennis, softball, and umpiring for almost 30 years for local ball games, until a knee injury limited his participation. Then in 1990 he encountered a situation that he says truly limited his activities. “I had kidney stones and went to the doctor,” said Rhodes. “He didn’t like the blood work and sent me to a nephrologist. I was diagnosed with polycystic kidneys.” Rhodes has been designated the 2013 regional honoree for the Kidney Walk in Trail, which will be next Sunday, at Gyro Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Kidney Walk is a fundraising and awareness initiative of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, B.C. Branch, that has raised over

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Larry Rhodes is designated the 2013 regional honoree for the Kidney Walk in Trail, which will be held next Sunday at Gyro Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. decreased by 50 per cent. Some of the more common symptoms that may occur include; fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, frequent night-time urination, puffiness of ankles, feet, or eyes, and shortness

of breath. Among the highest risk factors of kidney disease are; diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and a family history of kidney disease. See RHODES, Page 3

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$860,000 for kidney patients in B.C. since its start in 2008. The goal of this year’s walk is to raise $340,000 province-wide. Kidney disease is an under-recognized, incurable condition, that has increased 60 per cent in Canada over the last ten years and is now estimated to affect one in 10 Canadians. After Rhodes was diagnosed with kidney disease he says he tried fighting it, modifying his diet and food intake but once his kidney function had fallen to about 13 per cent in 2000, he no longer had any choice, he had to go on dialysis. “Three times a week, in by 7 a.m. out by noon,” said Rhodes. “At the end of every dialysis run you feel pretty drained but there’s no avoiding it. With kidney disease you only have three options; dialysis, transplant, or dying. “It’s hard to make any long term plans and hard to go anywhere because you always have to make sure you get your (dialysis) run in three times a week. You can book into renal units at other hospitals if you’re travelling but it makes everything more complicated.” Kidney disease is frequently undetectable in its early stages and often patients don’t notice any symptoms until their kidney function has

The number of reported wild fires this summer has been one for the record books. So far this season, the Southeast Fire Centre has seen 238 fires which have burned 409 hectares, according to Jordan Turner, the Centre’s fire information officer. The five-year average for this time of year is 220 fires, and this time last year, the number was significantly lower, with 54 fires burning 174 hectares. Greater Trail has been at a mod-



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covering six zones that stretch from the B.C./Alberta border in the east to the Boundary area in the west and from the Canada/US border in the south to the North Columbia/ Golden region in the North. Open fire burning, which includes incendiaries such as fireworks and sky lanterns, have been prohibited since July 8. Campfires within the regulation size of no larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres, are still allowed, Turner said a shovel and at least eight litres of water must be readily available to extinguish the flames.


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As Victoria Street construction rolls further east into the downtown, traffic pattern changes may confuse and in some cases, make drivers hot under the collar. Although there have been no formal complaints about lane delineation setup by the city, a quick walk through downtown on a closed section of Pine Avenue, did show driver frustration Thursday. A section of Pine Avenue was closed to vehicles and pedestrians looking to make a left onto Victoria Street. That morning work crews cut through pavement as they moved through the intersection of Victoria Street and Pine Avenue prompting the closure. Flagger Kyle Grominsky was on duty and run off his feet as he stopped drivers from making a right turn onto to Pine Avenue at

Farwell Street. Grominsky stood in the middle of the crosswalk facing city hall with a stop sign in hand. Every few minutes he had to approach a vehicle and talk to the driver to explain the sudden road closure. “It wasn’t declared to anybody,” explained Grominsky. “The construction crews are just trying to get across the road to continue with the line work. Now we are doing the hard part to redirect traffic. But there is nothing else you can do.” Most drivers nodded, obeyed his direction and turned left onto Pine Avenue (instead of right). However, frustration was apparent on the faces of many drivers and on more than one occasion, cars drove through the blockedoff street anyway. Anne Johnson, a Trail traffic safety advocate, said

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traffic pattern changes can be confusing, but drivers need to slow down and obey traffic personnel. “Let’s relax folks,” said Johnson. “Slow down and look the flaggers in the eye so they know you can see them. The work will get done but know that where you drove yesterday, may not be doable today.” Domcor, a health and safety security company based in downtown Trail, developed a traffic control plan with the construction contractor, Maglio Installations. The traffic pattern plan had to be approved by an engineer before being reviewed and given the greenlight by the Ministry of Transportation. “This is an engineered plan,” confirmed Darrel Fry, business developer at Domcor. “I understand there is a lot of confusion downtown

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right now, “he added. “But we are trying to limit it, and ask people to please obey our traffic control personnel.” The bottom of Glover Road is expected to re-open this week. However, pending the status of the water line, the closure may need to be extended, said Andrea Jolly, Trail’s communication and events coordinator. Digging into ageing infrastructure can reveal “unknowns,” which need to be dealt with on a case-bycase basis, added Jolly. The next leg of the project closed the front entrance of the Trail Memorial Centre to all vehicle traffic Thursday. The one-way lane on the east side of the building is also closed with barricades identifying designated pedestrian access to the front entrance of the arena. Sidewalks, curbs and gutters will be replaced, as part of the $1.6 million project.

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Shambhala festival strains West Kootenay police forces By Art Harrison Times Staff

The festival has come and gone but area RCMP are just now beginning to tally up the results of policing efforts during the five-day Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo. To cover the popular electronic music fest, the Salmo RCMP detachment joined forces with the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment, West Kootenay Traffic Services, and West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit to deal with the influx of approximately 10,000 party goers. The Salmo detachment responded to over 40 calls relating to the festival, resulting in 14 people being taken into custody, including one who was sent to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in mental distress. Salmo RCMP responded to reports of assault, trespassing, theft, causing a disturbance, vandalism, and a wide variety of drug and alcohol offences. Although numerous complaints were made, at least one Salmo resident saw an improvement in the crowd management

of the festival over previous years. “I think they did a great job this year, Salmo was kept clean and most people were in town for the first day and then at the party,” said local resident, Shelly Grice-Gold. “Since they allow people in early and to stay longer (at the festival) Salmo isn’t as rocked with people and a mess.” However, not all the local concerns voiced in former years seem to have been addressed. “What gets me is how much 911 is called, all we hear is sirens for five days straight,” added Grice-Gold. “I think they need to regulate the drug use. How can so many dealers have tons of pills and still get through the road blocks? “I know pills and powder are easy to hide but why not have the drug dogs out? It’s really a gong show full of drugs . . . no matter what anybody says.” Extra resources were brought in from the Trail, Castlegar detachments, the Nelson Integrated Border Enforcement Team, and the Nelson Police Department to assist with policing and road safety.

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From page 1 Rhodes says he has been on the transplant list for some time, and is probably getting closer to being eligible, but that you just have to wait your turn. “It becomes very complex, there are a number of factors to suitability to (be eligible for) transplant. You go through a battery of tests and you have to worry about availability, blood type, what kind of shape you’re in,” said Rhodes. “When you get near the top you could get a call anytime. But you never know.” The Kidney Foundation suggests there are several ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease, many of which are regularly recommended for better overall fitness and health benefits: Keep fit and active, which helps to reduce blood pressure. Keep regular control of your blood sugar level if you have diabetes. Monitor your blood pressure and reduce salt intake. Don’t smoke cigarettes and don’t take over-the-counter pain killers on a regular basis. For more information and for those interested in registering for next Sunday’s Walk or making a donation can go online at and scroll down “Interior B.C” and click on Trail walk.

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attend the meeting to get information with the rest of their fellow residents. The district, however, says fire Chief Jon Wollenberg was suspended for three months for insubordination. The resignation of the entire 19-member volunteer crew means the town is without its own firefighting services, though the regional district has said volunteers from nearby Passmore and Slocan will respond to calls in Winlaw.

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Police made over 200 drug seizures over the course of Shambhala including; cannabis, hashish, cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy), ketamine, methadone, and a variety of other substances, and several charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking were laid. Eighteen drivers were handed suspensions for driving under the influence of drugs while 10 alcohol-related driving offences resulted in 24-hour, three-day, and 90-day immediate driving suspensions. “Each check is different, if the police officer gathers the grounds to conduct a search during a vehicle stop they will pull the car to the side of the road and start to search,” said Salmo RCMP Cpl. Riordan Bellman. “If the sobriety of the driver is an issue then that will be looked at.” There was also nine incidents of liquor seizures from vehicles and several hundred traffic violations issued for seat belt infractions, speeding, using an electronic device while driving, no driver’s license, driving contrary to conditions, no insurance, and vehicle safety defects.

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Poor oversight: environmentalists THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - Environmental groups say improper fishing practices along B.C.’s coasts are killing thousands of salmon, further endangering this year’s already low runs for sockeye and chum. Aaron Hill of the group Watershed Watch says fishing boats targeting pink salmon in B.C. are inadvertently catching more than 165,000 salmon of other species, but then improperly releasing them. Hill says fishermen are required to sort through the fish they’ve caught and release any salmon they weren’t fishing for, but that has to happen quickly because mortality increases exponentially once a fish has been out of the water for more than a minute.


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Opponents of BC Hydro’s wireless smart meters are scrambling to quickly assemble enough people willing to be part of a planned classaction lawsuit they hope delivers a permanent opt-out from the program. Victoria resident Sharon Noble, with the group Citizens for Safe Technology, said success in convincing a judge to certify the class action may hinge on how many people take part. She estimated Wednesday that 100 to 150 people are registered – a start she called slow – but added hundreds more sign-ups are likely in progress.

Given the number of people who have blocked smart meter installation or had one installed against their wishes, she said, it would be surprising if thousands don’t join the lawsuit. “The courts would be very influenced by having a large number,” Noble said, adding a judge could soon begin considering whether to certify the class action. “The more people we have signed on by then, the more likely the courts would look on this as being a very significant movement, as opposed to a movement of a handful.” About 60,000 households have refused smart meters or less than four per cent of all BC Hydro customers.

BC Hydro has not yet issued its response to the claim filed July 25 on behalf of representative plaintiff Nomi Davis. It demands free choice “without extortive fees, coercion or conditions designed to intimidate.” Registering with the lawsuit costs $100. The provincial government has indicated those who still have analog power meters they want to keep will be able to pay around $20 a month extra to continue manual meter readings. Opponents aren’t happy with the fees or Hydro indications that smart meters may still replace analog ones as they break down.They also

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say those with smart meters should have the ability to turn off wireless transmissions. “The opt-out option that Hydro is offering needs to be a legitimate one,” White Rock resident Linda Ewart said. “What they need to say is ‘If you don’t want one of these meters, you don’t need to have them.’” Another concern over choice is what happens when someone moves to a new home and a smart meter is already installed. Many objectors claim health concerns or sensitivity to radio-frequency waves, even though third-party tests have found emissions from smart meters are low compared to other sources.

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CPR to refuse order to pay for Lac-Megantic Railway to appeal province’s legal order BY ANDY BLATCHFORD THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL Canadian Pacific says it holds no financial responsibility for the Lac-Megantic rail disaster and its rejecting a legal demand by the Quebec government that it help pay for the cleanup in the devastated town. The railway announced Thursday that it will appeal the province’s legal order. The news came one day after the provincial government added CPR (TSX:CP) to a list of defendants that it says are responsible for picking up the tab for the massive mop-up in Lac-Megantic, where a train derailed on July 6 and dumped millions of litres of crude oil into the environment. “Canadian Pacific

has reviewed the notice. As a matter of fact, and law, CP is not responsible for this cleanup,” railway spokesman Ed Greenberg said Thursday. “CP will be appealing.” That legal notice demands that the companies named follow a provincial law that holds businesses accountable for the financial impact of an environmental disaster. Environment Minister Yves-Francois Blanchet, who signed the order, responded quickly Thursday to CPR’s position. “I will leave it up to lawyers, but let’s be clear: under the law on environmental quality, the minister does not ask for, or suggest, compensation ... he orders it,” Blanchet said in a statement. “It’s not optional.” The disaster killed

47 people and led to a mass evacuation in the community of 6,000. The derailment has since prompted a criminal investigation, several lawsuits, and concerns that locals may have to abandon LacMegantic’s oil-soaked downtown core. In the legal notice, the province said CPR was the main contractor responsible for the fateful shipment that was supposed to transport crude from North Dakota oil fields to New Brunswick’s Irving refinery. It handed off the train in Montreal to the smaller Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd., which then operated the tanker train that derailed in the heart of Lac-Megantic and set off a series of explosions. MMA is already among the other companies on the legal notice, but the U.S.-


RCMP suspends production of show THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE The RCMP says it has put production of a reality TV show documenting the work of the force in Canada’s North on hold after concerns were raised about the project. U.S.-based production company True Entertainment is in the Yukon working on the program, which has already drawn the ire of community groups who are worried about the privacy of people filmed on the program and how it will portray the area. Earlier this month, a spokesman for the RCMP was publicly defending the show, but the force now says production has been put on hold while it considers the concerns. Media reports have cited witnesses who saw an arrest of a First Nations woman,

which occurred under the watch of TV cameras. The RCMP says it is discussing the concerns with the production company, and in the meantime there

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based railway has said it can’t afford to pay and has requested bankruptcy protection. In one court filing, MMA said its insurance coverage was $25 million and estimated the total cleanup cost would exceed $200 million. On Wednesday, the Quebec government also added World Fuel Services Inc. to the legal notice. It’s a subsidiary of the petroleum-logistics firm World Fuel Services Corp., which was listed along with another of its branches, Western Petroleum Company, in the initial demand from the government.


Boy, 12, charged with trafficking cocaine THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - A police drug raid in downtown Winnipeg has led to cocaine trafficking charges against a 12-year-old boy. Police say officers seized crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $1,200 cash during the raid Wednesday afternoon. Six people were arrested and face possession and drug trafficking charges. The 12-year-old boy is also charged with possessing the proceeds of crime and failing to comply with previous court-ordered conditions. He remains in cus-

tody at the Manitoba Youth Centre. A 33-year-old woman, 28-year-old woman, 18-year-old man, 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl are all facing drug-related charges. EDMONTON - A 33-year-old Edmonton man has been charged after his two-year-old son was discovered in the back seat of a vehicle in sweltering temperatures. Police say the child

was in obvious distress when a beat cop on a bicycle responded to a complaint Wednesday. The car was in an underground parkade at a downtown Edmonton office tower.Attempts to find the owner failed, so the constable broke a window to get in. The father, who told police he had been running errands and lost track of time, has been charged with abandoning a child.

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he Australian boat people are getting to be a problem. The first few million just got off the boats from Britain, pushed the Aborigines off the good land, and declared themselves the real Australians. This latest lot of boat people, though... they don’t even stay in Australia. They’re settling in Papua New Guinea. It’s not exactly their own idea, to be fair. The descendants of the earlier boat people, now numbering some 20-odd million, have decided that Australia is full up, so any more boat people have to be sent elsewhere. But where? Well, how about somewhere poor and violent, to deter them from trying to get into Australia in the first place? Besides, if it’s a really poor country, then it can be bribed to accept them. Right, then. PNG it is. The Australians have convinced themselves that they are drowning in refugees, but they aren’t. Just go to the OECD’s 2011 online statistics, and check out the top four lines for “Inflows of Asylum Seekers”. First by alphabetical order is Australia (popu-

lation 23 million), which got 11,505 asylum seekers. Then comes Austria (pop. 8 million), which got 14,406. Then Belgium (pop. 10 million), which took in a whopping 26,003 refugees. And finally Canada (pop. 35 million), which received 24,985. If the Australians are drowning, they are drowning in very shallow water. Moreover, 70 percent of the boat people seeking asylum in Australia are Sri Lankans, Afghans and Iranians, most of whom we may assume are genuine refugees. So why did Australian governments start detaining asylum seekers, including children, as long ago as 1992, even though that is illegal under the 1951 Refugee Convention of which Australia is a signatory? Keeping them in prison in Australia while sorting out their claims eventually got too embarrassing, so in 2001 the government signed a deal with Papua New Guinea to send them to mosquito-infested Manus Island, 300 km off PNG’s northern coast, for “processing”. Labour prime minister Julia Gillard reopened the

Manus Island prison last year, presumably because the number of asylum seekers had gone back up to 11,500.


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(Why? The defeat of the Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka, a possible Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, and the crushing of the Green protests in Iran). But horrible though it was, the Manus camp was still a “processing” centre, and (some) genuine refugees got resettled in Australia in the end. Then Kevin Rudd took over the Labour Party leadership last June in an inner-party coup, and almost his first act as prime minister was to declare that no person arriving by boat would ever be allowed to settle in Australia. They

would be settled in Papua New Guinea instead. He was facing an imminent election that Labour seemed bound to lose, so he needed to rouse the rabble. It worked: Labour’s poll numbers have already improved considerably. Papua New Guinea is an utterly impoverished country with one of the highest crime rates in the world. 85 percent of its 7 million people survive by subsistence agriculture, and the cities largely consist of gang-ridden slums swept by tribal violence. It is a completely unacceptable place to “resettle” refugees, but Rudd has persuaded the PNG government to take them in return for a very large (but secret) amount of money. Why does Australia behave like this? Racism, obviously. ompared to any other English-speaking people, Australians (or a great many of them) are openly, astoundingly racist. You’d have to go somewhere like Russia or China to find people expressing their racial prejudices in such an unselfconscious, almost naive way. And here’s a clue: New Zealanders, similar to Australians in so

many other ways, don’t talk like that at all. Racism is mostly about fear, and the Australians are very afraid of something. You may mock, but I have a theory about that. Every time Australians look at a map, they see the entire continent of Asia looming above their country like an avalanche waiting to happen. I suspect they are afraid that one day it will fall on them and crush them But that’s only because conventional maps are drawn with north at the top. You can already get joke world maps in Australia that put south at the top, so that Australia floats serenely above that huge Asian mess below. Just make those maps standard in Australian schools and on Australian TV news, and in a few months you’ll see the change. Then, if the occasional boat-load of refugees bubbles up from below, who cares? Australia’s above it all, and we can deal with it. Problem solved. My bill is in the mail. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Senate expense scandal erodes PM’s credibility An editorial from the Toronto Star Prime Minister Stephen Harper is feeling the cruel sting of scandal arising from some of his dubious choices for the Senate, and deservedly so. Three high-profile Conservative Senators appointed on his watch have improperly claimed more than $260,000 in housing allowances and travel expenses, and his credibility as a judge of character is taking a painful drubbing. In the biggest Conservative expenses fiasco yet, a Deloitte audit of Sen. Pamela Wallin’s travel expenses has just identified $121,348 worth of improper claims and another $20,978 in claims that still need review, the Star’s Joanna Smith reports.

Many of the claims arose from Wallin’s habit of stopping over in Toronto during flights between Ottawa and Saskatchewan, incurring expenses that were not related to Senate business, the auditors concluded. She also travelled to partisan Conservative functions including an event to honour Brian Mulroney, a Tory rally, party fundraisers and took part in a TV panel during an election, incurring expenses deemed inadmissable on those days. She filed other claims related to personal, not Senate, business. The audit also flagged instances where Wallin altered her electronic calendar after the review was underway.

Rightly, the Senate has asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to look into the matter, restricted Wallin’s ability to travel at taxpayer expense and will closely monitor future expense claims. While Wallin has acknowledged she “made mistakes,” has repaid $38,369 and promises to repay the rest, she has also denounced the audit process as “fundamentally flawed and unfair” and says she never tried to mislead the auditors. This is just the latest blow to the government. Sen. Mike Duffy is at the centre of a $90,172 housing allowance scandal involving a gift from Harper’s former chief of staff Nigel Wright. Sen. Patrick Brazeau

has his own $48,745 problem. This is bad for the Senate. As Liberal Sen. George Furey put it, the Wallin audit is “very troubling,” and the broader scandal has left Senators “being mocked” everywhere they go. But it’s worse for the government because it speaks to disrespect for taxpayers, lack of political accountability and indifference to real openness. Indeed Harper’s first, misguided instinct was to defend some of this impropriety by high-profile Tory appointees. He assured the Commons that he had personally reviewed Wallin’s overall travel costs and found them “comparable to any parliamentarian” in similar circumstances.

Mr. Harper’s drug stance falls behind An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press If the Harper government needs more evidence it is heading in the wrong direction on marijuana laws, it was provided Monday by the U.S. attorney general, who conceded America’s drug laws have been a failure and have wrongly punished and injured millions of young people. Eric Holder told the American Bar Association the Obama administration wants to move away from a policy of handing out harsh sentences for many drug-related crimes. Low-level, non-violent drug offenders, in particular, should no longer be charged with offences that impose mandatory minimum sentences, Holder said. It’s a startling turnaround for a country that declared war on drugs in the 1980s, even though it already had some of the toughest laws in the western world. Federal prisons are overflowing with 220,000

inmates, nearly half for drug offences. And although some states have liberalized their marijuana laws, most state prisons are also overcrowded, partly because of drug offences. Holder said major drug dealers with ties to international cartels and gangs should still be prosecuted vigorously, but low-level users should be diverted to treatment programs or community service, rather than treated like hardened criminals. The attorney general also criticized mandatory minimum sentences, saying they restrict the ability of judges to pass sentences based on the facts. He said the harsh judicial system may have done more harm than good by perpetuating cycles of poverty and desperation, particularly among young black men and other minorities. By American standards, Holder’s comments represent a seismic shift in attitudes, although it remains to be seen

if any of the lofty goals will become law in the notoriously fractious American political system. Canada, on the other hand, is moving in the opposite direction. As part of the Conservative omnibus crime bill, mandatory minimums have been introduced for relatively minor marijuana offences, including at least six months in jail for cultivating six plants. Trafficking offences, which could include relatively minor amounts, would carry a minimum sentence of up to two years in jail. The Harper government has also stubbornly opposed any form of decriminalization for minor offences, even as the Organization of American States issued a report recommending legalization of pot as a way of battling the social and economic cost of prohibition. The Conservatives are on the wrong course and the wrong side of history, but it is not too late to change.

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OBITUARIES HAVER, SHEOLA — passed on April 29, 2013. In memory of Sheola Haver’s life, Burc and family invite friends to join us at Greag and Lori Hurd’s home at 1205 McLeod Rd, Fruitvale, BC on August 24, 2013 from 11am to 2pm.


Mum on new ‘Star Wars’ talks about supportive fans BY ADRIAN LEE


TORONTO -- It’s been 36 years since “Star Wars’’ came out, introducing the world to the iconic double-bun hairstyle of Princess Leia - but for Carrie Fisher, now 56, it’s clear that the ardor hasn’t faded. And it’s on full display at fan conventions - like Toronto’s Fan Expo Canada, which runs from Aug. 22 to 25 - where she’ll occasionally receive the oddest of requests. “Generally, it’s people having me sign their bodies so that they can have it tattooed,’’ she marvelled from her home in Los Angeles. “That’s happened a few times now. ... It wasn’t in weird spots, it was just really going to hurt, like on the palm of their hand, or the crook of their arm.’’ But while some film icons might project preciousness or archness about being associated with such an important character, Fisher has rather gracefully pursued her own passion projects. She has settled into a life of scriptwriting, authoring memoirs and the occasional one-woman show; she also speaks out about mental health awareness, a cause close to her heart since she was diagnosed as bipolar when she was 28. Still, she main-

tains and enjoys her ties to the “Star Wars’’ world. “I don’t take any of this very seriously,’’ she says. ``It was a really fun movie to make _ not all the time, but it was fun to make, being a girl in an all-boy fantasy. ... People just love it. It’s like a fairy tale, it’s part of their youth, so there’s something really innocent. It’s the best part of people that like it.’’ Fame, says Fisher, means nothing. “It wasn’t like I wanted to be in show business, I always was,’’ says Fisher, the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and pop singer Eddie Fisher. “I didn’t have any ambition to be in it, so I didn’t have any ambition to be famous; I’d been around it all my life and it was not an exotic thing, and I knew the downsides of it. I wanted to be a writer.’’ Recently, “Star Wars’’ fans have been clamouring for information in the wake of J.J. Abrams’s agreement to direct a proposed ``Episode VII,’’ but they are being rebuffed at every turn. At a high-profile convention in California over the weekend, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios was booed for not dispensing any details about ‘Episode VII’ beyond its release date of summer 2015.


The six-week Beaver Valley summer parks program came to an end this week. More than 40 children participated in arts and crafts, games and sports at Haines Park in Fruitvale and Montrose Park. Jessica Bella (right) helped a little one make a bird feeder to honour the camp’s afternoon guest, a Great Horned Owl.

Pennsylvania ninja says he’s not a bad guy, only wants to help JOHNSTOWN, Pa. _ Everybody agrees that a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man dressed up as a ninja and lurked near homes, but they disagree whether that’s a good idea _ or legal. Todd Kapcsos, of Johnstown, was in court Wednesday to waive his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of loitering, prowling at night and disorderly conduct. Police said Kapcsos frightened some elderly residents who saw him sneaking around while carrying a black baseball bat and wearing a hooded sweatshirt, another long shirt, a mask and a pair of gloves _ all of them black. He contends he was just trying to help police catch bad guys. “I dressed up in all black, snuck around, went through bushes,’’ Kapcsos

told WJAC-TV ( He claimed to be practicing ``ninja moves’’ including rolling into a ball so he’d appear to be a rock hidden in the shadows.

“I dresses up on all black, snuck around, went through bushes.” TODD KAPCSOS

“There’s not enough police officers,’’ he said. “The community should do something rather than sit back. But one neighbour, Chris Trevino, told the TV station, ``It looked more like he was trying to break into homes, not

like he was gonna be a ninja and save the world.’’ That night, July 15, Trevino saw Kapcsos “running like a ninja, not like a normal person jogging. He was going back and forth creeping.’’ So she called the police. “The ninja ran across the alley and right into the arms of a police officer,’’ Trevino said. Kapcsos was lurking in the Moxham section of Johnstown, about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh. Several high-profile crimes have occurred in the neighbourhood in recent months, including three of the city’s five homicides. The last one occurred Aug. 6 _ a stabbing at a car wash _ about three weeks after Kapcsos was arrested.

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Fundraising heats up for West Kootenay challenge Times Contributor Local Dr. Jim Noiles has a unique fundraising strategy for the upcoming West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. He offered potential donors a chance to register for the MS Bike tour and ride the challenge, a two-day, 222-kilometer event around Kootenay Glacier. With registration now closed, those interested can simply sponsor his ride. As the top fundraiser for two years in a row, Noiles knows about raising money for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. He is close to passing the $10,000 mark, and as a result was presented a custom jersey and shorts as a thank-you. He encourages other participants “to ask everybody; to not be afraid to ask family, friends, colleagues.” As he says, it is an easy cause for him to fundraise for, since he has had patients who live with MS. Many participants have someone close to them who live with MS and rely on the services provided by the West Kootenay Chapter.

JIM NOILES This area has a higher than average rate of people living with the disease. So when Noiles asks people to participate in the ride, he sincerely wants more people out there riding. Last year, the West

Kootenay Glacier Challenge had 59 participants. This year, registration is up to 80. But when they aren’t able to ride, helping out one of the riders works well. Each participant needs to raise a minimum of $325 to ride in the challenge. Last year’s tour raised over $70,000 to fund innovative programs and services and support research dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. This year’s West Kootenay Glacier Challenge happens August 17 through 18th. Registration has closed by now but there is still time to provide financial support. The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is a pledge-based fundraising event, hosted by the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. The MS Society of Canada receives less than 3 per cent of its revenue from the government, and relies on volunteers and private donors for the rest of its funding. Donors can pledge at www. .

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are already miles ahead of where they were at this time last year. The Hawks commence training camp Aug. 25 with a number of veterans committed to returning to the line up. “I think we’re probably a lot further ahead of the game than we’ve been the last few years,” said Nitehawk coach Terry Jones. “In that we’ve probably got 10 guys that have said they are coming back.” The Nitehawks began last season with few veterans, 15 rookies on the roster, and a lot of question marks. However, their season turned into an unqualified success with the return of players like Zach Perehudoff, Dallas Calvin, Arie Postmus, Archie McKinnon, and Ryan Edwards, and the addition of veterans Danny Vlanich and Walker Sidoni. The Hawks would likely have repeated as KIJHL champions last season if not for a Game 7 doubleovertime loss to the Castlegar Rebels in the Neil Murdoch Division final. Jones says he expects the rivalry to pick right up where it left off, with Nelson and Castlegar being strong contenders for the division title again this year. “Arguably we’ve been the three best teams for probably three or four years now and I don’t see that changing.” The Hawks already have their full compliment of five 20-year-old players in McKinnon, Edwards, Vlanich, Keenan Patershuck, and Fraser Stang, but may have to replace impact players like Kurt Black, Riley Brandt, and Connor Brown-Maloski who are trying out with various Junior A

teams. The Nitehawks will also look to replace three of their top defenceman after Derek Lashuk, Nick Perez, and Postmus graduated from Junior hockey, and with the loss of Perehudoff and Jarrod Schamerhorn the biggest hole the Nitehawks will have to fill is in goal. “We have some prospects coming in. We don’t have anybody committed to the spot but we have some good local players, some guys from out of town. We feel like we have some guys that can compete for the job.” Yet, flush with so much experience and leadership, it may be early, but the future certainly looks bright for the B.V. Nitehawks. “Sometimes when you have a year like last year when you’ve lost a lot of guys, you may approach it a little differently,” added Jones. “When I compare this year it reminds me of two years ago (when the Nitehawks were KIJHL champions) where we’ve got a veteran core who are tired of losing and they want to win.” Following training camp, the Hawks embark on a seven game exhibition slate starting Aug. 30 against the Creston Valley Thundercats in Creston. They’ll play in Nelson Sept. 1, before their first games at home on Sept. 4 and 6 versus Creston. The Hawks play in Castlegar against the Rebels Sept. 7, at home versus Nelson Sept. 8 and finish the exhibition schedule in Grand Forks Sept. 10. The opening game of the regular season goes Sept. 13 in Spokane. The Hawks first home game is Sept. 20 versus the Grand Forks Border Bruins.

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Smokies team-building on tap DAVE

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n less than a week, Trailbound types will be able to get out of the heat and into the rink to watch the Smoke Eaters build their team for the coming season, which is just over two weeks from its start. Everybody is hopeful at this time of the year, but Trail fans have a little more reason to be hopeful than has been the case in the recent past. The roster from last year lost few members, and several promising young players will have a season under their belts. And, the Smokies played pretty well down the stretch,

against some of the league’s stronger clubs, before bowing out of the playoff hunt. The camp runs from Tuesday through Saturday, followed by, on the next Tuesday, the lone pre-season game at Cominico Arena for this year. That game, exhibition as it is, could prove interesting. The Selkirk Saints, after stocking up on some players with pretty good Junior A credentials, dominated their collegiate league in record style last season and can be expected to be a tough opponent for the younger Smokies. The Saints, like the Smokies, will be looking to round into shape for their season. As the Smokies’ roster will be basically set, we should see at least a little of what promise it contains, especially against a generally older, more experienced side such as the Saints. I suppose we can ignore the portentousness of Trail’s first regular season home game being scheduled for Friday the 13th.

• Funny how quickly the, “scandal,” of Russia’s new anti-civil liberties laws has died down in the media. After a week of hand-wringing around the world and a basic shrug from the IOC, there have been few headlines carrying forward concerns about the Sochi Games. legitimizing gay and gay supporter bashing. It is, as I have long suggested, solely about the money. • There has been a bit of vindication this week for Jim Maniago and those of us who keep saying the Trail Orioles bring very good baseball to Butler Park in the summer season. The Seattle Studs, who did not even win the Pacific International League, in which the Orioles compete, were just crowned Senior Amateur champions of the U.S. You should plan to get out to the ball park next season, maybe even help out with the games or the provincial championships scheduled there.

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Comedian seeks best burger, taco and pizza in new TV series By Lois Abraham


TORONTO - If Cris Nannarone has any say in the matter, octopus or beef tongue won’t cross his lips. But as host of a new food competition series, the

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burgers, tacos and pizza across Canada and the United States. In each episode, he goes into three kitchens, whether it’s a fivestar restaurant, diner or food truck, to learn what goes into each

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Some things my cat taught me


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again. The distinctive sound of the can opener puncturing the tin always brought our cat, Cato, running to my feet. She would sit, looking up at me with anticipation, before getting dangerously underfoot as I moved to pour the water from the can into her bowl. Tuna water was her favorite treat, and on one occasion I was able to coax her down from the top of a high tree simply by saying “tuna” and opening a tin. Cato lived with us for 18 years, and during that time she became a member of the family. The amount of money that North Americans spend on pets suggests that we have gone gaga over them. In 2011, Canadians spent $8.9 billion on their pets and Americans spent a whopping $50 billion. While it was not my practice to spend exorbitant amounts on Cato, I coughed up several hundred dollars without hesitation when she required emergency surgery. We lavish attention on our pets because they win us over. My relationship with Cato was a good example of the affects that a pet can have on an individual’s heart. When Cato first came to us, the kids were more excited than I was about having a cat. As one of my children described it, Cato and I had a business relationship. She kept the mice out of the house, and I made sure she was fed. While it is unclear if I trained her or she trained me, we came to understand one another almost perfectly. While I am not exactly a lover of animals in the mode of Saint Francis, who famously preached to the birds, I found myself talking to Cato on more than one occasion. It was Cato, however, who did the real preaching. Even though she possessed an instinctual ruthlessness as a hunter by

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Everyday Theology nature, her feline traits spoke to me of contentment, and her presence was soothing. From her vibrating purr to her ability to lounge on any surface, no matter how hard and uncomfortable, she conveyed a spirit of mellowness. In the hubris of my humanity, I never expected to learn anything from a cat. This was an ignorant, perhaps even a sinful, attitude; as Saint Francis knew animals have the potential to deepen our awareness of the presence of the divine in creation and in the human heart. They have the ability to call forth deep levels of kindness and compassion. Saint Francis perceived an affinity between people and animals: God created and cared for both, and both were ordered to God’s glory. While not everyone shares Saint Francis’s worldview, most recognize that there is a deep connection between people and their pets. This connection makes the final farewell difficult. The exceptional kindness of my vet and his assistant on that last visit made the parting easier. Each of us understood the connection between person and pet. It was there in Cato’s dying. I knew she was gone before my vet whispered the words. The light had faded from her eyes. She had returned to her maker who was reflected in the intangible softness she brought to our home. Louise McEwan is a freelance religion writer with degrees in English and Theology. She has a background in education and faith formation. Her blog is

Have you ever heard the expression “The youth are the future of the Church”? Yes? So have I; in fact I have often used it; as I study and reflect though, I have started to believe that perhaps this old “catch phrase” has the truth backward. I am currently reading the book Rediscovering Catholicism, written by Matthew Kelly. There is a great deal of insight in this work, not only for Catholics, but for all Christian men and women. We, as Christians often lament the problems of the Church today, but seem to be unable to see a solution to those problems. Whether the problems are lack of attendance at Sunday Celebrations, the demands that are placed on the people, the feeling that the church is boring, the pastor is an awful preacher, or the abuses that have rocked not only the Catholic Church, but other faith communities as well. These problems exist and they certainly must be addressed, and they are being addressed. However, to continually focus on the negative aspects of anything, without recognising and acknowledging the good work that is being done is only contributing to the problem, which the overwhelming majority of today’s media appears to do very well; I suppose that failure makes “good” news, while correction of evil apparently is not, by and large, noteworthy enough to be brought to the general publics’ attention. We, as Christian men and women, need to strive to achieve a deeper holiness in our lives. To really live the gospel in our everyday lives, not just on the weekends, but on each day of the week, and in every moment of every day. Holiness of life is not an unreachable goal for us; in fact, holiness calls each and every one of us to reach for something more than we can possibly imagine! When I was a kid I watched TV a lot and the Canadian Armed Forces had a commercial that challenged people who wanted to join up to “Be all that you can be;” now, this wasn’t necessarily a call to holiness, but it could have been. Believe it or not, you and I are called to become all that we can be – and more. We have, as Christians, many examples of people just like us – some better, some worse – but none the less, examples of how to be holy. We call them Saints. I have heard the world called a “giant saint making machine” a few times in my life and I think that may be an accurate description. Perhaps the problem is that too many of us have lost sight of our real goal and focus on the shortcomings that are so glaringly obvious around us. We may need to reorient ourselves lest we contribute to those very shortcomings rather than help to correct them. Some may say that Saints are a Catholic concept, perhaps, but all Christian’s call the Twelve Apostle’s, Paul of Tarsus, Augustine, and others “saints” don’t we? In all honesty, does is really matter for salvation? Here we have people, men and women, who have lived lives of holiness and friendship with Christ, and who have shown us how to do the same. In the twentieth century we have examples such as Martin Luther King Jr., Catherine Doherty, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe (who gave his life in the place of a Jewish father in Auschwitz), Mother Theresa of Calcutta, John Paul II; each of these men and women left us an example of how we can be holy. As parents or grandparents, priest’s, pastor’s, or ministers, baker’s, butcher’s, or candlestick maker’s, whoever we are, we can all be saints if we want to be, but we have to be willing to become the best we can be and to make sure that we pass on the faith that is their right to our young people, making sure they have the best examples of holiness we can give them. Our youth deserve our best because they are not the “future” of the Church, they are the Church - right now, and so are we!! I pray that we give good examples of our faith to them. Fr. Jim McHugh Holy Trinity Catholic Parish

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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

Sunday Worship Service at 10:30am Prayer First begins at 10am.


Chinese Church


Sunday, August 18th at 10:30am

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish

VBS 9am - noon Aug.19th - 23rd / K - grade 6

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

3365 Laburnum Drive, Trail 250-368-9516

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 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 9am Beaver Valley United Church 1917 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale

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

Worship at 9am

Salmo United Church 304 Main St, Salmo

Worship at 11am

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 16, 2013 Trail Times


Son will not favour parents over wife Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

daughter had a baptism, and my daughterin-law told us it was an occasion only for her family. We were insulted and hurt. I’m thinking of going to court and suing for grandparents’ rights. -- Trustworthy Dear Trustworthy: Your son and his wife may not be behaving in a kind or loving way, but there is room for improvement on both sides. They are willing to go for counseling to resolve this, which is a good sign. But walking out of a counseling session because you don’t like what you hear is not productive. The point of counseling is to work through the

He will be 30 soon. He was not raised this way, and his mother has tried to help, but we can’t seem to make any progress. What can I do? This is driving me insane -- Maid on Demand and Sick of It Dear Maid: Can you afford periodic cleaning help? Would you be willing to relax your standards a bit? Can you stop picking up after your husband? Could you save the housecleaning for weekends and make it a joint effort? Sometimes, this is simply a matter of disorganization, in which case a list and a reminder might work. You cannot force your husband to grow up, but you can help him understand that this type of issue will erode a marriage over time, making one partner resentful and turning the other into a recalcitrant child. He needs to step up. Dear Annie: I, too, have suffered from depression all my life. It

took courage to finally seek help, because you think you’re “crazy” and fear the stigma of admitting something is wrong. I thought the gap between where I was and being “normal’ was as wide as the Grand Canyon. In fact, it’s only as wide as a

couple of pills. It took a few tries before I found the medication that works best for me. Once I “came out,” I discovered that several people I work with are also on antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication. -- Been There, Too.

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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issues that get in the way of a better relationship. Please stop trying to get your son to favor you over his wife. It won’t happen. The more you blame her the more defensive they both will be. If you want to be in his life and see those grandkids, we urge you to agree to go back for counseling and really work on it with an open mind. Dear Annie: I recently married a man who is quite wonderful, but he won’t help out around the house. We have a child together, and I am the breadwinner. When I’m not working, I’m cleaning the house and picking up after him. Once in a while, he may do a chore or two, but that’s it. We’ve had many talks about this, and he always agrees to do things when I ask. But I still come home from work and find nothing done, and he has plenty of excuses.

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Dear Annie: My daughter-in-law tends to go to her family. She says she is uncomfortable with my son’s side. She has been rude to us since she married my son, and she controls him. She threatens him if he does not do what she wants. My daughter had a fight with my daughter-in-law four years ago, and I just woke up to the fact that my daughter-in-law blames us for my daughter’s actions. My husband and I tried therapy with my son and daughterin-law, but it made things worse. I left, saying that I am not happy with either of them and I just want to see my grandchildren. My son said that if I don’t continue with therapy, I won’t see the kids again. They are using the children as weapons to control us. I told her she didn’t like us from Day One. She told me she doesn’t trust me. My new grand-


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Tip-toe around authority figures today, because power struggles and unpleasant surprises are likely. Resist the urge to be defiant or say something you might later regret. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a mildly accidentprone day for you so pay attention to what you say and do. Avoid controversial subjects like politics and religion. Travel plans might be canceled or changed. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Stay in touch with your bank account today because something different and sudden might take place. (Bounced checks? Overdrawn?) Squabbles about shared property are likely. Be cool. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Use your diplomatic skills

today to avoid clashes with others. Authority figures might catch you off-guard or challenge you. Even close friends are too intense for comfort. (Run away!) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your work routine will be disrupted today. Computer crashes, power outages and staff shortages are just some examples. Avoid power struggles with others. Demonstrate grace under pressure. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Keep an eye on your kids today (or children in your care) to avoid accidents. Ego battles with friends, especially in group situations, might arise. Tread carefully! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your routine might be interrupted by domestic disputes or the frustration of small appliances breaking down. Be patient with family members, because someone has to encourage keeping the peace.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be careful. This is an accident-prone day for your sign. Slow down and take it easy. Allow extra time and wiggle room for everything you do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Money challenges might frustrate you today. Quarrels about possessions and finances are likely. You might also lose money in an attempt to

have fun. Be careful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Some people are looking for an argument today, so you might want to steer clear of these people. Guard against knee-jerk reactions to others. Don’t say or do anything rash. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might feel restless and impatient today. You don’t want to be pushed around

by anyone. (Naturally.) Nevertheless, don’t say anything you will regret later. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Power struggles with a friend, especially within a group, might discourage you. The result could be a change to a financial arrangement. Be careful. YOU BORN TODAY You are powerful, versatile, forceful and explosive. You don’t do things halfway. Despite









these personality characteristics, privately, you can be very soft-spoken and solitary. (You protect your private life.) You’re a natural leader and quick to take over managing anything. (You can also be quick to argue.) This year you will work to build or construct something important to you. Birthdate of: Sean Penn, actor/director; Colin James, singer/songwriter; Giuliana Rancic, TV journalist.


Friday, August 16, 2013 Trail Times

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250.368.8551 fax 250.368.8550 email Announcements






Coming Events


Do you like to skate or want to learn? Rossland Figure Skating Club invites you to join us. Mark these dates! Sat, Sept 7th, Look for us at the Golden City Days Parade Tues, Sept 10th 6:30-7:30 Skate & Gear Swap / Registration Rossland Arena Lounge. Sept 9th 6-7pm Drop off skates and gear at the arena Thurs. Sept 19th 3-6 Late Registration & Bake Sale Rossland Mtn. Market. Canskate, Rising Stars & Starskate Programs (ages 3-18) run Oct 2nd-March 12th in Rossland Arena. For more info. contact Teri Mack 250-362-7340

DAVID WILLFORD is back in town, may the bells ring out and may there be joy throughout the land.

Career Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools


INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! 1-866-399-3853

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


Information The Trail Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council. The Press Council serves as a forum for unsatisfied reader complaints against member newspapers.


Complaints must be filed within a 45 day time limit. For information please go to the Press Council website at or telephone (toll free) 1-888-687-2213.

The District of Kitimat is seeking to fill the following positions: Project Engineer: must be a professional Civil Engineer with minimum 3 years professional experience (preferably in municipal environment) and eligible for registration with APEGBC. Permanent full-time (PFT) exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Deputy Operations Manager: will have several years experience in municipal or related field and post-secondary education in Water Quality, Civil or Building Technology or related Trade Qualification. PFT exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Engineering Technologist 2. Must have a civil engineering technologist diploma, 3 years experience in the civil/municipal discipline, and eligibility for registration with ASTTBC. Bargaining Unit position. Wage: $37.01 - $44.78/hr over 2 years. Submit resumes by September 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7. Fax (250) 632-4995, e-mail Further information can be obtained from our website at


Personals ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


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

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


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 beneďŹ ts 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.



Route 302 8 papers 12th & 15th Ave Route 303 15 papers 12th Ave, 2nd St, Grandview Route 304 13 papers 12th & 14th Ave Route 307 21 papers 16th & 17th Ave, Smith Cres, Tamara Cres

Route 195 12 papers Blake Crt,Whitman Way Route 202 14 papers Forrest Dr, Laurier Dr Route 208 12 papers Calder Rd, Schofield Hwy

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


Route 211 27 papers Hazelwood Dr, Oliva Cres, Viola Cres Route 218 10 papers Glen Dr, Hermia Cres Route 219 15 papers Hazelwood Dr

Route 342 8 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave Route 348 19 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd Route 343 25 papers 8th, 9th & 10th Ave Route 340 28 papers 7th, 8th, & 10th St Route 346 27 papers 8th, 9th & 10th Ave

West Trail



Route 142 22 papers Railway Lane, Rossland Ave Route 149 7 papers Binns St, McAnally St, Kitchener Ave

• Huge Demand In Canada • Employers Seek Out Canscribe Graduates • Over 90% Graduate Employment Rate 1.800.466.1535



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.

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

Anniversaries In Memoriam

th 50 Wedding Anniversary

Len & Sharon Woods 1 to 3 pm – August 17, 2013 Genelle Hall Best Wishes Only

Emil & Marie Schultz Married 50 Years - Aug 19

In Memoriam

CATHY CAPUTO We never wanted you to leave, We wanted you to stay. And even though it’s different now You are still here somehow. Forever in our hearts s s Love Shailyn & David

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Mary Catherine DeVos Words alone cannot express the deep appreciation we feel for the many acts of kindness and sympathy shown in the recent passing of Mary, our beautiful wife, mother, sister and daughter. Thank you to Father McHugh for his kind words and wonderful service; to the Kootenay Savings Credit Union staff who were so caring, especially to our friends and family for being there to help and comfort however you could with meals, baskets, flowers, cards, phone calls, thoughts and prayers. The kindness shown by all of you has made this difficult time a little easier and truly will never be forgotten. Mary - “you’ll be in our hearts now and forever.�

Route 300 35 papers 1st, 2nd, 3rd Ave

Rossland - ROUTES IN ALL AREAS West Kootenay Advertiser ALL AREAS ONE DAY A WEEK -

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206


All who knew him and loved him are welcome.

For all areas. Excellent exercise, fun for all ages.


Education/Trade Schools

Love Anthony, Rosie and families.

Marty, Brenner & Hayden DeVos Rosemary, Chuck, Kelly, Patrick & Heather

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Classifieds Employment



Pets & Livestock

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Garden & Lawn

Feed & Hay

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

SELFDESIGN High, a Class 1 Independent School, certified by the B.C. Ministry of Education, is part of the SelfDesign Learning Community, a learning program based upon choice, conversation, mutual respect, curiosity, discovery and enthusiasm. We are looking for B.C. Certified high school teachers to join an exciting SelfDesign project in Rossland BC. We are offering our educational program to youth in Rossland in a blended format (a blend of some online and mostly face to face work) at the Seven Summits Learning Centre in Rossland BC. If you are an inquiry based, creative and open-minded teacher who is passionate about their discipline, this is an exciting opportunity to work with us to offer high school workshop courses to youth from grades 8-12. Our online courses are fully developed and supported with personalized learning resources to deliver flexible programs that suit the needs of learners. This is part-time contract work. The size of the contract will be dependent upon enrollment in the program. To express your interest, email your resume to:

Help Wanted


Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for


Prep Cook /Line Cook


Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. 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@ DRIVER, Required Immed. to assist watering flower beds & baskets, Must have valid DL. Drop off resume to Columbia Valley Greenhouses JANITOR, part time, evenings and weekends. Experience an asset.Must have own transportation. Send resume to Trail Times Box 563

INSPIRE your children to be creative and expressive through music! Group keyboard lessons for children ages 3 - 9 that include singing, rhythm, movement, composition and more! Find a teacher near you 1-800-828-4334 or

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.

Light Pruning • Weeding Garden Clean-Up Design • Consultation


Help Wanted

Customer Service Rep If you have experience in the automotive industry and can provide a high level of customer service, bring your resume to; 1995 Columbia Ave,

OR Trail


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 – Closing date: September 4, 2012

1148 Bay Ave, Trail


Appliances W NE





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

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted



Fruitvale $235,000 W NE




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

CBT is seeking a qualified consultant to assess the immediate and long term impacts and benefits of the Private Placement Program on the individual business entities and the broader impacts within the region.

Join us:


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









Glenmerry $277,900 S OT 2L


Trail $260,000 OT EL RG LA



Glenmerry $315,000


Sunningdale $225,000


Shavers Bench $139,500 W WO



Fruitvale $282,000 UE AL DV O GO

Glenmerry $265,000 W NE

Fruitvale $449,000


Glenmerry $259,000

Warfield $219,000 W NE

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Fruitvale $346,500


Fruitvale $219,000 W NE





Ross Spur $340,000

Glenmerry $174,500


School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

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.





Fruitvale $159,900

Genelle $74,500

Visit for more information.

Montrose $559,000


Montrose $195,000 E BIL MO T N MI


Glenmerry $259,000



Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

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

Household Services

Houses For Sale

HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316

Information Systems – Network Administrator

Integra Tire in Castlegar has an immediate opening for a

1507 Columbia Ave, Castlegar 250-365-2955

Siddall Drover Garden Business

Houses For Sale


Waneta Village $120,000 W NE




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

Merchandise for Sale

Classifieds Real Estate

Real Estate

Food Products

Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

Homes Wanted


TADANAC 210 Ritchie Ave. Sat 8-4pm, vintage, furniture, new gift items, NO Early Birds

Furniture Moving Sale Sofa & Love Seat, Light Gold colour $700 2 End Tables & Coffee table $300 Hutch & Buffet $450 2 Counter Stools $50 each Hose Reel $30 4 Drawer filing Cabinet $35 Rakes & Hoe Assorted household items Call 250-365-7274

Garage Sales EAST TRAIL 1701-3rd. Ave Sat. Aug 17 8-2, Fridge, boat & motor, day bed, 100’s of books, videos etc. FRUITVALE 43 Nelson Ave, Sat-Sun Aug 17-18, Bargains 8am-Noon GLENMERRY, 3340 Lilac Cres., Sat. Aug 17, 8am-noon. Multi-Family HUGE PINEWOOD MOVING SALE: 9 am - 3 pm, Sat. Aug. 17 - 2645 Cooke Avenue, Rossland. Furniture, sporting goods, toys and MUCH MORE! ROSSLAND, 2085A Monita St. Sat 9am-Noon, Moving, Furniture, craft supplies ROSSLAND 2242 Le Roi Ave Sat 8-Noon, furniture, kids items, household items etc.

Houses For Sale

TRAIL, 1735 Riverside Ave. Lazeroff Apts. Aug.17th, 9am12. BARGAINS! 250-231-5815

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

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

Misc. for Sale Affordable steel shipping containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 BED, queen size Mattress & Boxspring, brass bar headboard, frame, w/ceramic decoration, bedspread & shams incl. New condition $150 250368-6205 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? ROYAL DOULTON “Strawberry Fayre” 58 pce dinner set $300, Kemball Apt Size Piano & Bench $900, 1Boy & 1Girl bike $20 ea 250-364-2139

Houses For Sale


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:


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


FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

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

TOWNHOUSE Glenmerry, newly renovated, 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 5 appl.N/S, N/P,$1000/month plus utilities, Avail Sept 1, 250-365-3401 TRAIL, 3 bedroom 1 bathroom, minutes to Gyro Park and Columbia River. 4 appliances, fenced yard, covered patio, parking, NS, pet negotiable, $1,000. + utilities. 250364-3978 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 Trail, quiet adult building, walk to downtown , coin op laundry reno’d units, heat & hot water included. N/S Only. 1 bdrm avail. immediately $515. 2 bdrm avail. Aug 15th $595. 1 bdrm avail. Sept 1st $515 Call 250-226-6886 W.TRAIL, 2Bdrm. available now. $900./mo. including utilities. 1-250-960-9749.


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 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

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.

on most cellular networks.

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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

If you see a wildfire, report it to

1-800-663-5555 or *5555

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



Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval



2008 Okanagan camper. 8’11 w/ slide, all options. 2475lbs dryweight. Like new $16,800. 250-442-5117.


Townhouses 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

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm house W Trail, unfin bsmt, large yard w driveway, avail Sept 1 F/S, W/D, N/S Pets Neg, Ref Reqrd close to town $750+Util 250-231-0844 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 TRAIL, 3BD., newly renovated. N/S, N/P. Avail. immed. 250-367-7558

ROBSON Home For Sale: $185,000 (5 min to Castlegar) 1 bdrm, 1100 sqft, Ready to move in 250-304-2944



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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

1st Trail Real Estate



Host: Nathan

Super n Locatio

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ce New Pri

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


Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


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


ting New Lis



MLS# 2391596


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


MLS# 2389710


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


MLS# 2390566


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

ting New Lis


MLS# 2390650


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

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


Merchandise for Sale

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

Friday, August 16, 2013 Trail Times



Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484

east tRail

Furniture, craft supplies


Sat, Aug 17 • 9:00am - noon


Sat, Aug 17 • 8:00am - noon


2242 LeRoi Ave Rossland Furniture, kids items, household items, etc.

2085A Monita St. Rossland

Fridge, day bed, boat & motor, 100s of books, videos, etc.

Sat, Aug 17 • 8:00am - 2:00pm


1701 3rd Ave East Trail


Huge Pinewood Moving Sale

Furniture, sporting goods, toys & much more! Sat, Aug17 • 9:00am - 3:00pm


2648 Cook Ave Rossland

Sat, Aug 17 • 8:00am - noon




3340 Lilac Cres. Glenmerry

Garage sales

Sat, Aug 17 • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Vintage, furniture, new gift items. NO EArly BirdS


210 Ritchie Ave Tadanac





Saturday August 17 9:00 am



1399 Highway 3B Beaver Falls

open Houses



To show your Garage Sale or Open House on this map call the Trail Times

Trail - 1735 Riverside Ave, Lazeroff Apts. BARGAINS! Sat. Aug 17 9am-noon 250.231.5815

Sat. & Sun., Aug 17 & 18 8:00am - noon



43 Nelson Ave Fruitvale

Garage sales & open Houses



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Friday, August 16, 2013 Trail Times

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





for a

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?


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





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


1430 - 5th Avenue, Trail


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!


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.


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!


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


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!


2303 Columbia Avenue, Trail


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


Ron & Darlene Your


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.


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 16, 2013  

August 16, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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