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Small wildfire contained Crews respond to new fire near Castlegar BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff


Participants in Trail Parks and Recreation’s Camp Cawabunga were at Gyro Park Tuesday adding a splash of colour to their cardboard castles they were building during their Storm the Castle Week activity. The week comes to a rollicking conclusion on Friday with the destruction of the castles with water balloons and water guns.

Columbia River boating aids on the chopping block BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Navigational aids that mark the hazardous Columbia River waterway from Castlegar to Trail may soon be a thing of the past. As part of an ongoing review of aids to navigate the Columbia River, the Canadian Coast Guard is proposing to discontinue 11 navigational aids that stretch from Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar to the Waneta Dam near the U.S. border.

This recent years ago.” announcement The navigational “The aids help has one councillor map people down aids, called day beascratching his head cons, are large painted and asking, “Why the river through plywood pieces of varinow?” the safest route.” ous shapes embedded “The aids help map along the shore of the COUN. GORD DEROSA people down the river Columbia, to assist through the safest both motorized and route,” said Coun. Gord DeRosa, non-motorized vessels a safe pasmember of the Columbia River sage down the river. committee. Since September 2009, all boat“It was a godsend to the City of ers are required to have a “pleasTrail when they first went up 25 ure craft operator card,” which is

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A small wildfire burning near Rossland was reported 100 per cent contained Tuesday. Two initial attack crews were on site with one medium helicopter bucketing water, said Jordan Turner, fire information officer at the Southeast Fire Centre Crews established a perimeter around the fire and set up “guards,” which is an area doused with water from the helicopter, to ensure that forest fuels surrounding the hot zone are not completely dried out. The fire, located about 10km north of Rossland, did not threaten any structures. “There are small areas still smoking but we don’t believed it will get past the guards,” added Turner. A new fire was sparked by lightning Tuesday morning, this time in a remote area on Mount Sentinel north of Castlegar. An initial attack crew and helicopter were responding to the fire at press time. Turner said the fire appears to be lightning-caused. The fire danger rating in Greater Trail is low, which means fires may start easily and spread quickly See FIRE, Page 3

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Trisha Rasku from the Artisan Craft Cooperative in downtown Trail, displays a “green” art piece by Diane Sordi. Each pedal of the paper wreath is an intricately rolled page taken from a vintage book.

A review of suit openings


ow it is time points and a jack is to review one point. basic suit The basic rule is openings. It simple enough. Count has been seen that a your points and if hand full the total is of honour 12, slightly cards will higher than take a lot average for of tricks one of four depending hands, open on transthe bidding warren portation in one’s and the longest suit. Play Bridge location of If one the adverse has four or cards. But how do less in a major, one we judge how many opens the longer tricks a certain hand is minor, diamonds or likely to take? We use clubs. If clubs and diaa system of high card monds are both three points. in length, one opens An ace is four a club and if clubs points, a king is three and diamonds are points, a queen is two both four in length,


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one opens a diamond. Because the minor opening can only be three in length. Each player counts his points and places his hand in one of the following ranges. The opener has the ranges: 12-14: minimum opener; 15-17: one notrump opener if balanced; 16-17: enough for an invitational jump raise; 18-20:strong enough to jump shift; and 21+:strong enough for a two notrump or a two club opener. The partner of the player who opens the bidding has the following ranges: 0-5: not enough to respond; 6-9: just enough to respond once in a new suit; 10-12: enough to bid a new suit at the twolevel; 13-15: enough to get to game; and 16+: enough to sniff for slam. When one determines the range partner is trying to show, one can place the contract based on the following total points. 24 or less: partscore; 25+: game, either three

notrump or four of a major; 28-29+: minor suit game of five of a minor; 33-36: a small slam (6 level) and 37+: a grand slam (7 level). Now let’s look at the above hand. The bidding: North opens one diamond and has a two club rebid. When an opener bids a major, it is five in length and the next suit he bids is at least four. The responder will bid four-card suits up the line, but will bid a longer suit first.  South bids a heart and has a strong enough hand to bid two spades showing partner he

has four spades and five hearts and is forcing to game. The Lead: Queen of spades The play: Declarer wins the ace of spades and ruffs a spade. He puts the king of clubs on the table for a ruffing finesse. When the ace is not produced, he throws a losing diamond. West wins the ace and exits a trump. Declarer ruffs another spade and pitches another diamond on the good club, gives up a trump and claims. The Result: Four hearts making +1 for +450

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Aids not properly marking hazards, says Coast Guard

FROM PAGE 1 Kevin Carrigan, Canadian Coast Guard superintendent for navigational aids, said that a public meeting was held at the Best Western and Columbia Hotel on March 21, as part of the ongoing review process. “We are obligated to look at all our aids to navigation and this year it just so happens to be the time we looked at the Columbia River,” he said. Carrigan said the review team looked at the passage of the river from Hugh Keenleyside Dam to Waneta, and how the area was being used by boaters. “What we found is that not a lot of boaters transit the river in that region, “he explained. “They usually stick close to the boat launch.” In addition, the review team determined that the navigational aids were not “functioning properly,” which means the signs did not mark dangerous areas “In this case, we found the markers were not being used and not marking the hazards appropriately,” said Carrigan. “Which is why we made the decision to remove them.” There is one more aspect to losing river markings that could have an economic impact to Greater Trail. An initiative to reestablish a port of call in Trail was presented by the river committee at the Canadian Columbia River Forum in March. “This idea was met with applause and positive feedback,” said DeRosa, speaker at the forum, which took place at Lake Roosevelt in Spokane. A port of call would mean American boaters could travel with ease up the Columbia River, giving tourism a boost to the Greater Trail economy as well as the Kootenay Region. “We have a great spot to travel the free flowing Columbia from the border to Castlegar,” said DeRosa. “Its a wonderful thing to do. But without the aids, especially around Rock Island, the current can be devastating.” Carrigan did confirm that six “ranges” will remain in place along the shore of the river between Castlegar and Waneta. A range consists of two fixed marks situated some distance apart and at different elevations. When both marks are in line, the navigator is on the recommended track.

Koocanusa campers not happy with young Calgarian partiers

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The downtown revitalization project moved in front of the Trail Memorial Centre on Tuesday. Facility users will still be able to access the complex through the front entrance.

Fire danger low but crews remain on alert FROM PAGE 1 but there will be minimal involvement of deeper forest fuel layers. In the last 24 hours, very hot and dry conditions coupled with no precipitation in the southern area of the centre have crews on alert. “This has elevated the fire danger

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Koocanusa has been “discovered” by the next generation of Calgarians, and regional district directors don’t like the kinds of events these young people are bringing to the reservoir. “Clearly the Koocanusa area has been well discovered. We had a very large concert held at Big Springs last month that attracted about 1,200 people from outside the area. “They discovered it and they thought they’d found nirvana,” described Heath Slee, the director for Area B, which wraps

around Koocanusa. Slee explained that since that concert, other less organized events, which he called raves, have been held at Koocanusa, upsetting family campers who have long travelled to Koocanusa “for the peace and quiet and solitude that the area has to offer”. “We’re busy on the one hand promoting the heck out of tourism and inviting people to come into our province. But we’re realizing very little benefit from this influx of people,” said Slee. “My observations of the sounds and sights and smells

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that were emanating from there, it was not the types of people we want to encourage to come into our communities.” Director Dean McKerracher, mayor of Elkford, said that one of the concerts had eight-foot speakers set up on the beach. The noise led year-round campers to pack up and leave, and others to ask campsite operators for their money back. “We need to control it somehow before it gets out of control,” said McKerracher. Director Gerry Taft, mayor of Invermere, suggested that if the board doesn’t want these events

said a shovel and at least eight litres of water must be readily available to extinguish the flames. The fire prohibition is put in place across the centre, and the bans are made into law at a provincial level and only rescinded after careful consideration. at Koocanusa, they should think about an alternative location for them. “It’s quite clear that Koocanusa is not an acceptable location for this sort of music event, but realistically, they are not going to go away. So it might be something that, whether we like it or not, we might have to try to figure out places where it might be more acceptable or less damaging,” he said. The board voted to send a letter asking for better policing and other controls to the RCMP, Interior Health, the MLA and MP.

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caused by humans. Meanwhile, about 40 residents were placed on evacuation alert on Monday after a fire broke out at a landfill in the Vernon area. The six-hectare fire started in a grinder machine, with high winds spreading the flames to garbage, wood chips and a nearby hillside, local fire officials said. The District of Coldstream requested the help of wildfire management branch, which sent a forest officer, six firefighters, two helicopters and air tankers. Deputy fire Chief Lawrie Skolrood said calm winds and cool overnight temperatures helped firefighters bring the fire under control by Tuesday morning. However, Skolrood cautioned there were still a number of spot fires and there were concerns the winds could pick up later in the day.

The dump was closed, with residents told to use a facility in Armstrong, about 20 kilometres to the north, until further notice. Another fire at the landfill in March caused about $1 million in damage to a recycling facility at the site. An elevated fire risk has prompted campfire bans in several areas of the province, but some of those restrictions were lifted on Tuesday. The Ministry of Forests said campfires and certain categories of open fires would be permitted on northern Vancouver Island, on the mainland north of Hotham Sound, and in Haida Gwaii. Bans on either campfires, open fires or both remained in effect for the southern half of Vancouver Island, several of the Gulf Islands, and the Lower Mainland.

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Grandmother Margo Hansen had never seen anything like it in the middle of the day. “Raccoon, Grandma!” one of the 60-yearold’s grandkids shouted from a trampoline. The large, hulking critter was wandering around Hansen’s car when she heard a loud crash near her home at 134 Street and 92A Avenue. Her next-door neighbour’s threeyear-old pit bull Faith had run head-first through the metal fence separating the two properties. Faith took up a position between Hansen, her grandkids, and the feisty raccoon – who was looking to protect her young. “I’ve never seen a dog do that,” Hansen said. “She got in between me and my vehicles, because I didn’t realize there were (baby) raccoons under there – she came over to protect me.” Faith managed to chase the raccoons up a nearby tree. Hansen was able to get Faith back to her home, although the dog’s head was bleeding, either from a tussle with the raccoon or a scrape from breaking through the gate. “I’ll be honest with you, I’ve always been afraid of pit bulls because of their reputation,” Hansen said. “But she’s such a good dog, she’s so gentle.” She shudders to think what might have happened, knowing how protective animals can be around their young. “I was out there by myself,” she said. Faith’s owner Amir Malhi said he’s taken a lot of time to train his dog and has spent time socializing it. During that time, she has become fond of Hansen and her grandkids. Malhi is keeping an eye on Faith’s wound, making sure it doesn’t become infected. He said there’s a meadow behind his home that’s inhabited by lots of wildlife, and they are beginning to encroach on the nearby homes. “Winter’s coming and they’re going to be coming out a little bit more, looking for food during that time,” Malhi said. “ I don’t want something to happen to (Hansen) again. If our neighbour is getting attacked, Faith’s not going to sit there, she’s going to protect her.” He said the meadow is city property that’s seldom trimmed, which makes it the  perfect home for the raccoons and other animals.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES EVANS, ANDREW LEE — A celebration of life for Andrew Evans will be held at Beaver Creek Camp Ground (Kiwanis) on Saturday August 24 at 4:00 pm. All who knew him and loved him are welcome. This is an outside service. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. *** PRESTLEY, VIVIAN NINA — of Trail passed away peacefully on August 19, 2013 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with members of her family by her side. Vivian was born in Michelle, BC on August 6, 1921 and grew up in Trail. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in nursing in 1943. She started her nursing career in Rossland where she also met and married her husband in 1944. Vivian was a most caring nurse and retired after 40 years of service as the Director of Nursing in the Rossland Hospital. Vivian was there for everyone who needed help. Her gentle, soft-spoken voice and magnetic personality coupled with a keen sense of humour and terrific wit was a trait that everyone admired. She loved to be around her family and people were drawn to her compassion for a human in need. She will be missed by anyone who knew her and remembered always. Vivian was painted in a mural of people who served the city of Rossland and she was very proud of her recognition. Rest in peace, Vivian. On August 6, 2013 she celebrated her 92nd birthday with a wonderful party which she enjoyed very much. She was so cheerful and bright, told jokes and held hands with all who were there. Vivian was predeceased by her husband Patrick John Prestley in 1987. She leaves behind 2 daughters; Patricia Rogers of Trail and Judith Alexander of Lake Country as well as 5 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Thursday, August 22 at 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Friday, August 23 at 10:30 am with Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Vivian’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT - He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime. Pretty much every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a bestseller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. So were Quentin Tarantino, Saul Bellow and Stephen King and millions of ordinary readers. Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87, helped achieve for crime writing what King did for horror and Ray Bradbury for science fiction. He made it hip, and he made it respectable. When the public flocked to watch John Travolta in the movie version of “Get Shorty” in 1995, its author became the darling of Hollywood’s hottest young directors. Book critics and literary stars, prone to dismissing crime novels as light entertainment, competed for adjectives to praise him. Last fall, he became the first crime writer to receive an honorary National Book Award, a prize given in the past to Philip Roth, Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller. Few writers so memorably travelled the low road. His more than 40 novels were peopled by pathetic schemers, clever conmen and casual killers. Each was characterized by moral ambivalence about crime, black humour and wickedly acute depictions of human nature. Critics loved Leonard’s flawlessly unadorned, colloquial style, as well as how real his characters sounded when they spoke. “People always say, ‘Where do you get (your characters’) words?’ And I say, ‘Can’t you remember people talking or think up people talking in your head?’ That’s all it is. I don’t know why that seems such a wonder to people,” he told The Associated Press last year. He died at his home in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Township, where he did much of his writing, from complications of a stroke he suffered a few weeks ago, according to his researcher, Gregg Sutter. Crime novelist James Lee Burke said Leonard was a “gentleman of the old school” whose stylistic techniques and “experimentation with point of view and narrative voice had an enormous influence on hundreds of publishing writers.” Leonard’s work contained moral and political themes without being didactic, Burke said. “And he was able to write social satire disguised as a crime novel, or he could write a crime novel disguised as social

satire.” Leonard didn’t have a bestseller until he was 60, and few critics took him seriously before the 1990s. Now the Library of America, which publishes hardcover editions of classic American writing, is planning a three-volume set of his work. Writing well into his 80s, Leonard’s process remained the same. He settled in at his home office around 10 a.m. behind a desk covered with stacks of paper and books. He lit a cigarette and began writing longhand on the 63-page unlined yellow pads that were custom-made for him. When he finished a page, Leonard transferred the words onto a separate piece of paper using an electric typewriter. He tried to complete between three and five pages by the time his workday ended at 6 p.m. “Well, you’ve got to put in the time if you want to write a book,” Leonard told AP in 2010. In 2012, after learning he was to become a National Book Award lifetime achievement recipient, Leonard said he had no intention of ending his life’s work. “I probably won’t quit until I just quit everything - quit my life because it’s all I know how to do,” he told the AP at the time. “And it’s fun. I do have fun writing, and a long time ago, I told myself, ‘You got to have fun at this, or it’ll drive you nuts.”’

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he ongoing debate over the three Canadian telecommunications giants and the possibility of U. S-based Verizon entering the Canadian market has once again brought consumer issues to the fore. I do not want to address that particular issue – it has been covered in detail by others – but the fact so many have passionate views is a reminder that consumer issues matter. Regrettably, when it comes to government policy, the interests of consumers are often neglected. I’ll address several consumer issues shortly, but first, some context for how governments should formulate consumer policy in general. Government policy is often set in response to pressure from existing interests rather than with an eye on what is best for consumers. For example, federal policy on airline competition forbids “foreign” airlines from picking up and dropping off passengers within Canada. That protects domestic airlines from competition but means airfares are higher in Canada than they would be

with full competition such as exists in the European Union. Or consider dairy and agricultural marketing boards. Existing dairy and poultry producers are protected behind a wall of high tariffs on imports that range from 202 per cent on skim milk to 298 per cent on butter, with cheese, yogurt, ice cream and regular milk within that range. Then there is automobile insurance. Contrary to myth, the rule there is that private-sector provinces have cheaper premiums than do provinces with government monopolies. (The exception is Ontario, and the reason for the exception is important: higher claims costs per vehicle, which drives costs up, not because the private sector operates in that province.) In each case, when governments restrict competition, or outlaw it entirely, they do so at the behest of existing interests/producers. That is why politicians protect “domestic” airlines at the expense of travellers, governments give 12,965 dairy farmers protection and pricing power over 35 million shoppers and why competition in basic auto-



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mobile insurance is banned so that provincial governments can protect their own Crown corporations at a cost to drivers. If governments were interested in what’s best for consumers, a simple suggestion would be to stop favouring existing producers and players, be they government-owned or private-sector corporations. Instead, some straightforward principles can be applied that open up markets and allow consumers to purchase goods and services based on what’s important to them, be it budget, desired quality, convenience or some other personal priority. First, ensure there are no government-induced policy barriers to entry into a marketplace (because no

one can possibly know the “right” number of firms that should be allowed compete for consumers). Second, stop assuming a monopoly provider, whether in the public or private sector, somehow leads to lower prices. In some cases, government Crowns might charge less than a private provider in some other province but this is accomplished only by neglecting investments in needed infrastructure and/or by allowing Crown debt to build up. In other cases, such as in government-owned insurance companies, cross-subsidization of certain cohorts can take place at the expense of others and lead to the illusion of lower prices. In reality, there is no downward pressure on average prices because of tough competition, because such competition is, by law, absent. In general, if governments were so sure their Crowns were the most efficient providers, they’d open up the market to competition. The benefit of favouring consumers over producers is not theoretical. We see how competition works every day. Grocery stores

compete on many items and adjust their pricing daily to reflect what the “other guy” is up to. In the European Union, the European CommissionMobility and Transport, the agency tasked with overseeing transportation, has long noted that wideopen airline competition has resulted in prices that “have fallen dramatically, in particular on the most popular routes.” The benefits have been widespread: “Consumers, airlines, airports and employees have all benefited,” notes the European Union, “as this policy has led to more activity, new routes and airports, greater choice, low prices and an increased overall quality of service.” Back in Canada, if governments wish to actually favour the average consumer, they must abandon their habit of protecting existing cartels, producers and vested status quo interests, over the more invisible but most important interest: the consumer. Mark Milke is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute and author of several studies on airline competition and insurance.

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Skills program a good step


anada has a skills mis- funds, along with matching match. Unemployment funds from the provinces and remains high while employers, to up-skill existright across the coun- ing workers and new hires to try jobs go unfilled because meet the needs of employers. employers can’t find people The program will also require with the right skills. the provinces to account for In the last budget the fed- the way EI money gets spent, eral government announced which is not required under a program (the Canada Job the current labour market Grant) that was supposed to agreements. address the issue by creatBut accountability isn’t the ing a partnership only issue that between employirks the preers, provincial miers. They also governments reject the proand the federal gram because government. it would dirGood idea, right? ect how they Maybe not. can spend the The program money when it would use money comes to skills JEFF collected from development. Employment The premiers Insurance (EI) seem to be conTroy Media premiums to veniently foraddress skills getting, howgaps and prepare workers ever, that the EI money isn’t for available jobs. Employers theirs in the first place. As seem to be in favour of it far as that goes, the money – anything that helps them isn’t the federal government’s get the skills they need to be either. EI contributions come competitive. from employers and workers Unfortunately, the pro- (for every dollar that workers gram was unanimously contribute, employers put in rejected by the provincial pre- $1.40). The case can be made miers at the recent Council that there’s a moral (if not a of the Federation meetings legal) obligation to use those in Ontario. Opposition from funds for the benefit of the Quebec’s separatist govern- contributors. ment was predictable (it While it’s true that provinrejected it out of hand with- cial governments are responout waiting to see even the sible for education and trainsparse details in the budget), ing, the outright rejection but the attitudes of some of of the new program doesn’t the other provinces is puz- benefit workers, the unemzling and disheartening. The ployed, or employers. program seems doomed, at Don’t the provinces and least in its current form, and territories understand that a frankly, that’s not good for the concerted approach to skills Canadian economy. development is needed? The provinces currently Canada is one labour market, control skills training, with not 13. A piecemeal approach part of the funding for that to skills development isn’t in training transferred to each the best interest of Canadians. province from the EI program. But maybe they don’t care. The Canada Job Grant proThe current, piecemeal, gram will presumably mean approach, after all, does allow reallocating some of these EI province and territory polit-


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icians to retain control of the money, letting them decide how to best use the money to meet their own agendas. This kind of petty parochialism has to stop. Sure, the Canada Job Grant money might wind up being spent to prepare workers in one part of the country for jobs in another part of the country. But is it better to keep workers home, on the dole and dependent on the government? If Canadians want to see reduced unemployment, and fewer temporary foreign workers (and polls suggest they do) then programs that address the skills mismatch, and provide funding to address it, should be welcomed with open arms. The Canada Job Grant program may be imperfect, and the government’s approach on the file (no consultation with the provinces, take it or leave it, and advertising it on TV before it was approved) comes across as both clumsy and heavy-handed. But at least it represents an attempt to address the skills mismatch. The sort of short-sighted parochialism that’s been typical of the way we’ve approached skills development in the past clearly hasn’t worked, and the piecemeal approach that the provinces seem to favour will only result in less competitive industries and a lower standard of living for all of us. That’s unacceptable. It’s time for Ottawa and the provinces to drop the rhetoric and get serious about skills. It’s our money, and we deserve better than what we’re getting. Jeff Griffiths is a Certified Management Consultant, and co-owner of Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Group, a Calgary-based firm specializing in workforce development.



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REgional around for a short period of time, estimated at three to five minutes. Police say witnesses reported that a faint call for help was heard and the elderly male was observed to be in distress. Two witnesses rendered assistance, but were unable to reach him before he had gone under the water. The man failed to resurface.

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Invite parents of noisy toddlers for coffee Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

my low-key husband is fed up. They rarely take the kids out in public, and I can understand why. Is there any recourse for us? I don’t mean to sound selfish, but is a little peace and quiet too much to ask for? -- Venting in Oregon Dear Oregon: We understand your frustrations, but you are making a lot of assumptions about these neighbors and their parenting style. It’s possible that their toddlers have developmental or physical issues that make it much more difficult to practice the kind of parenting you did. Why not approach them in a friendly way?

knees and hips prevent me from doing much of that. I’ve been plagued with weight problems all of my life. Being overweight is a personal issue and not one I choose to share with everyone. Unsolicited advice is unwanted advice. -- Simi Valley, Calif. Dear Simi Valley: People can’t help noticing that you’ve lost a great deal of weight, and some feel obligated to comment on it. The fact that they don’t know how to do so in a respectful way (“You look great!”) is annoying but common. Thank you for reminding folks to put their brains in gear before they open their mouths. Dear Annie: I had to respond to “N.D. Rose,” the 73-year-old who thought basic email etiquette was too difficult to learn. That’s just an excuse for laziness. I’m 70 and have no problem using my computer

effectively, but I had to make the effort to learn the necessary skills. I know a man who was in his 80s when he got his first computer, and he was soon emailing old friends all over the country without appearing to yell at them.

Most communities with a senior center or a library offer a variety of computer courses, free or low-cost. There are also online tutorials. Family members who are computer literate can also help. I get annoyed and discouraged when peo-

ple my age reinforce the stereotype that we are too old to learn. Thanks for letting me rant. -- Ontario, Calif. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

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Invite them for coffee. Say that the noise levels are rather distressing, and ask whether there is any way they could give you a respite for an hour or two each day. Another alternative is for you to close your windows, add fans, plant bushes, etc., etc. It’s not as ideal as having the neighbors be quieter, of course, but it might be the best you can do. Dear Annie: I recently went through gastric bypass surgery. I have arthritis, and when the weight is off, my knees and hips will be better, and I will have more energy. I’ve lost 75 pounds so far. My blood pressure has already dropped. These are all positive things, but thin people don’t realize how difficult it is to lose weight. They have no right to ask me, “How much do you want to lose?” or to tell me that if I only walked more, it would help. If I could walk more, I would, but my

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are teachers and are home most of the summer. Our nextdoor neighbors have two toddler boys and a couple of barking dogs. They are a nice family except for the continuous noise and chaos, which is especially noticeable in the summer when windows are open. We can’t enjoy coffee in the morning on our deck or a drink outside in the late afternoon. I realize that everyone has different parenting styles. Theirs seems to be the “anything goes, let them express themselves” method. I understand that small kids are noisy and throw tantrums. We raised two of our own. But when my kids had a tantrum, they were sent to their rooms until it ended. These kids scream and cry all day long. I honestly don’t know how they can stand it. At least we can shut the windows. Even




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) For the next month, you will want to get better organized so that you feel you’re on top of your scene. Give yourself the right tools and equipment to do a great job. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A playful six weeks ahead! Make time for vacations, the arts, movies, the theater, sports events, playful times with children and romantic adventures! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home, family and your domestic world will become your top priority in the next month. Attend to home repairs. Entertain at home. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Fasten your seatbelts, because the pace of your days is accelerating. In the next month, you’ll be busy with short trips, errands, talking to everyone, plus

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increased reading and writing. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your focus turns to money, cash flow and your possessions for the next month. At a deeper level, some of you will ask, “What really matters in life?” VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The Sun is in your sign for the next month, giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. This will attract people and fortunate circumstances to you. Yay! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Lie low and contemplate what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. After all, it’s only a month away, because your personal year is coming to an end. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your popularity will increase in the next six weeks. Accept invitations

and enjoy schmoozing with others. This is a good time to focus on long-range goals for the future. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is the only time all year when the Sun is at high noon in your chart acting like a spotlight on you. Fortunately, this lighting is flattering, so go after whatever you want.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Do something different so that you can learn something new and experience more adventure. In the next six weeks, travel and study will appeal. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) It’s time to tie up loose ends with inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance matters. The sooner you do it, the sooner

it’s done. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You can learn a lot about your closest relationships in the next month because the Sun is opposite your sign. However, you will need more sleep YOU BORN TODAY You are patient, careful and have the courage of your convictions. You’re also intelligent. You detest phoniness and people who are puffed









up with pride. You love to solve mysteries and make new discoveries. This year, something you’ve been involved with for nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new to enter your world. Birthdate of: Richard Armitage actor; Giada De Laurentiis, TV chef; Ty Burrell, actor. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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A visit to Syringa Park beach showed Judy Urquhart just how low the water levels have dropped at the local provincial park. If you have a photo you would like to share with our readers email it to

Arrow Lakes water levels to remain low for rest of summer BY CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

The Arrow Lakes Reservoir water levels are dropping and expected to be below average levels for remainder of summer, BC Hydro announced at the beginning of August. Work at the Mica dam replacing aging switchgear equipment has meant fewer generating units are running, so although water inflows into the

Columbia River basin are expected to be about slightly above average this year, levels will be lower in the Arrow Lakes. “BC Hydro would like to advise that the Arrow Lakes Reservoir water level peaked at 440.0 metres (1443.5 feet) on July 3, 2013. Currently the water level is 436.5 metres (1,432.1 feet) and is dropping at about 0.6 feet per day,” read the announcement.

The water level of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir will likely continue to drop this summer, according to current forecasts, and will reach a level between 431.2 metres and 434.3 metres (1,415 feet and 1,425 feet) by the end of August, said Hydro. These water levels are similar to those in late May 2013. “Arrow Lakes Reservoir water levels are driven by numer-

ous factors including snowpack, weather, load requirements, Columbia River Treaty provisions, and other variables and vary considerably from year to year,” said the press release from Hydro. “What’s going out is driven by the CRT and other operating agreements,” BC Hydro representative Jennifer Walker-Larsen told the Arrow Lakes News. A summer storage agreement negotiated for

this year with the U.S. for their fish is just one factor in negotiations, she said. There needs to be mutual benefit in any agreement, said Walker-Larsen. If either the U.S. or Canada didn’t accept the terms, then there would be no agreement. A lot of different levels of consideration go into operations

planning, said the representative, such as the effects on fish, recreation, vegetation, plants and birds as well as flood control and power generation. BC Hydro and Bonneville Power Administration meet regularly in a treaty operating committee to discuss the agreements. This year, the Arrow Lakes water level is low. Although it’s rela-

tively uncommon, it is well within the historical range, said Hydro. “Water levels on August 31 from the years 1968 to the present have ranged from a low of about 429.8 metres (1,410 feet) to a high of about 440.1 metres (1,444 feet),” read the release. For more information on reservoir levels and river flows, visit BC Hydro’s website.


Sixth impaired charge nets jail time BY ALEX COOPER

Revelstoke Times Review

A local man was given a year in prison after being convicting of driving drunk for the sixth time. Cameron Paul Thomson, 54, who lives in Three Valley Gap, was sentenced in Revelstoke court last week after pleading guilty to driving over the legal blood-alcohol limit and driving without a

licence. It was his sixth conviction for impaired driving. “You have to understand you have an alcohol problem,” said Justice Wilfred Klinger during sentencing, noting that in addition to his six criminal convictions, Thomson had several other 24-hour driving prohibitions for driving drunk. Thomson was caught driving impaired on the Trans-

Canada Highway near Three Valley Gap on July 11, 2012. He delivered breath samples of 0.17 and 0.16 – double the legal limit of 0.08. He told the court he was just going to drop off some garbage. Thomson also received 18 months probation, a three year driving prohibition and was ordered to attend counseling.



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Robusters rally to draw new recruits By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

The Kootenay Robusters dragon-boat team is wrapping up its season with an eye to recruiting more paddlers for fun, fitness, and a little friendly competition. While Robuster numbers have been robust over the years, in recent months they’ve seen a considerable ebb in participating paddlers restricting the team’s ability to compete and even train at times. As a result, the Robusters are canvassing the area for paddlers and the best news: no experience with paddling or breast cancer - is necessary.

“We just want ladies to try dragon-boating, because once people get out and try it they realize they can do it.” Kathy hanson

“Due to family commitments and non-paddling related injuries the number of paddlers has declined over the years,” said Robuster Debbie LeRose. The West Kootenay crew requires 20 paddlers to race and a minimum of 14 to practice in addition to a steers-

man, and drummer. The team encourages all ages from teenagers to women in their 80s to come try it out, the only requirements are a good attitude, the desire to join a great social group, with exercise and enjoyment the top priorities. “We have ladies in their 70s out there doing it, so there’s whole bunch of benefits, the health side, the friendships, and the support,” added LeRose. Kathy Hanson, a veteran paddler of 12 years, stresses that being a breast-cancer survivor is not a requirement to joining, and with an average age of 62, the team races against much younger paddlers, so an injection of youth would be welcome. “We just want ladies to come and try dragon-boating, because once people get out and try it, they realize they can do it . . . and you can be any fitness level to start.” The Robusters dragon-boat team originally formed in 2001 as a group of breast cancer survivors and associate paddlers from Trail, Rossland, Grand Forks, Christina Lake, and Castlegar. They excelled early, placing second in Kelowna’s Breast Cancer Challenge after just one month of training. Since then the team has competed in dozens of dragon boat festivals culminating in a first-place result in the Kelowna festival in 2006 and a trip to the 17th annual Kaiser Permanente International Dragon Boat Festival in San Francisco last year. Most recently the team had a strong fifth-place


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The Kootenay Robusters dragon-boat team is seeking potential paddlers to fill the boat and women of all ages and abilities are welcome to join. finish at a festival in Lethbridge in July. But a team’s success is ultimately tied to good coaching. A serendipitous meeting in a Rossland coffee shop landed the Robusters their coach of 13 years in Trish Ostlund. In the 1990’s Ostlund paddled with the world champion False Creek women’s team, and has brought her expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm to the Robusters, transforming new and experienced paddlers into a coherent force. Commitment and training is necessary and for those who

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want to get in an extra workout or make up a missed practice, the team has access to a paddling machine known as an ergonometer at Fortis in Trail. “Anybody can phone us and we can take them there and just show them, and they can at least try it before they go in the boat,” said Hanson. The relationship between breast cancer and dragonboat racing began in 1996, when Dr. Don McKenzie’s research dispelled the notion that repetitive upperbody movements led to lymphedema, an irreversible swelling of

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the arm and chest that is a common affliction of breast cancer survivors. McKenzie studied a group of 25 women who began an exercise program involving dragon-boat paddling, indicating that this type of exercise had no relation to lymphedema. Soon after, “Abreast in a boat” was born and the number of dragon-boat teams has grown significantly ever since with festivals being held all over the globe, raising funds and drawing awareness that there is life after breast cancer. See JOIN, Page 13


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The Trail Smoke Eaters continue to wheel and deal as the team prepares for its training camp that starts today at the Cominco Arena. The Smokies picked up 20-year-old forward Tyson Witala from the Prince George Spruce Kings Tuesday in exchange for future considerations. “He’s a top-six forward, a skilled guy,” said Trail coach and GM Bill Birks. “He’s been in the league this will be going into his fourth year, a veteran guy that can play.” A Prince George native, Witala has played 97 games in the BCHL, scoring 23 goals and 19 assists, going 14-6-20 last season in 35 games. The five-foot-eleven, 185 pound forward provides both grit and scoring touch, similar to a Tyler Berkholz, says Birks. “He’s eager to come and that’s always a key. You usually hit home runs when kids are like that.” The Smokies hit the ice at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. today, and scrimmage Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday the Smokies prospects go at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and finish up Saturday with the Orange vs Black game at noon. The Smokies first and only home exhibition game goes Tuesday against the Selkirk College Saints at 7 p.m. at the Cominco Arena. The Smokies then travel to Penticton and Merritt on Wednesday and Thursday for their final two primers versus the Vees and Centennials. The season opens at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack at the Bauer Showcase with Trail taking on Langley Sept. 6 and Cowichan Valley on Sept. 8. The Smoke Eaters are still in need of billets: call Tom at 368-1436 and become part of the Smokie family.


GTSC athletes shine at Apple Open By Time Staff For the first time Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) swimmers took to the open water in Kelowna on the weekend for the 1,500 metre Apple Open Water Swim and Triathlon. Following a swim clinic from Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Richard Weinberger, four GTSC swimmers raced in the 1.5 kilometre event Friday. The clinic definitely paid off, as Sharman Thomas Jr. of Trail raced to a gold medal in the 13-14-year-old boys category, while Trail’s Jackson Konkin won bronze. Jackson’s dad Mike Konkin took top spot in the 40-44 men’s division. In girls 13-14,

Eden Kormendy raced to a second place finish and a silver medal, as brother Dylan at 10-years-old swam in the 13-14 division and came fourth overall. On Saturday Jackson continued to challenge himself with the Pushor Apple Mitchell Triathlon where he placed fourth overall for 12/13 year olds. This was the first open water meet for most of the TWSC swimmers where they faced wind, waves and competitors shoulder to shoulder. In preparation for the event the TWSC practiced at both Nancy Greene and Champion Lakes. For more information to join the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC) Email:

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Scoreboard Football CFL

Standings East Division GP W L Pt Toronto 7 5 2 10 Hamilton 7 3 4 6 Montreal 7 2 5 4 Winnipeg 7 1 6 2 West Division GP W L Pt Saskatchewan 7 6 1 12 Calgary 7 5 2 10 B.C. 7 5 2 10 Edmonton 7 1 6 2 WEEK NINE Thursday’s game B.C. at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game Calgary at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Winnipeg at Hamilton, 1 p.m. Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 4 p.m. WEEK 10 Friday, Aug. 30 Hamilton at B.C., 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Edmonton at Calgary, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 Montreal at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. NFL Pre-season Games Thursday, Aug. 22 New England at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Denver, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m. Minnesota at San Fran 8 p.m.

Baseball American League

East Division W L Pct GB Boston 74 53 0.583 Tampa 71 52 0.577 1 Balt 67 57 0.54 5.5 N Y 65 59 0.524 7.5 Toronto 57 68 0.456 16 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 73 51 0.589 Cleve 67 58 0.536 6.5 Kansas 64 59 0.52 8.5 Minn 54 69 0.439 18.5 Chicago 49 74 0.398 23.5 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 72 53 0.576 Oakland 71 53 0.573 .5 Seattle 57 67 0.46 14.5 L.A. 55 69 0.444 16.5 Houston 41 83 0.331 30.5 National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 76 48 0.613 Wash 60 64 0.484 16 NewYork 57 66 0.463 18.5 Phila 55 69 0.444 21 Miami 48 75 0.39 27.5 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 73 51 0.589 St. Louis 72 52 0.581 1 Cincinnati 71 54 0.568 2.5 Chicago 54 70 0.435 19 Milwauk 54 71 0.432 19.5 West Division W L Pct GB Los Ang 72 52 0.581 Arizona 64 59 0.52 7.5 Colorado 58 68 0.46 15 SanDiego 56 69 0.448 16.5 San Fran 55 69 0.444 17


World Rankings 1. Tiger Woods USA 13.87 2. P Mickelson USA 8.61 3. Rory McIlroy NIr 8.44 4. Adam Scott Aus 7.93 5. Justin Rose Eng 7.44 6. Matt Kuchar USA 6.71 7. B Snedeker USA 6.42 8. J Dufner USA 6.02 9. G McDowell NIr 5.94 10. H Stenson Swe 5.78 11. L Donald Eng 5.26 12. K Bradley USA 5.08 13. Steve Stricker USA 5 14. Westwood Eng 4.96 15. Ian Poulter Eng 4.59 16. Ernie Els SAf 4.57 17. Schwartzel SAf 4.57

Sports Join the crew on Christina Lake

FROM PAGE 12 The Robusters practice three times per week at Christina Lake. They car-pool and take turns driving to make it more fuel-efficient and sociable. Once on the water, time itself disappears with every stroke, the team moving as one, immersed in the scenic and serene setting of Christina Lake. “It’s really fun, but it’s to get the people out to try it, and a lot of people do work,

but they work around it and if you can only make two practises or only make one practise a week that’s okay,” said LeRose. The Robusters are on the water at Christina every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. For more information phone 364-0993 in Trail; Castlegar - phone 365-3794; Grand Forks 442-3333; Rossland 362-9644; Christina Lk. 447-6169.

Kootenay Robusters

Lydia Sorenson Castlegar, survivor, 13-year paddler

Lorraine Bell-Lebedoff Castlegar, survivor, 11-year paddler

Maureen Corrado Rossland, survivor, 8-year paddler


Canadian pitcher suspended

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Major League Baseball has suspended Canadian pitcher Ryan Dempster for five games after he hit Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch over the weekend. The Red Sox pitcher from Gibsons, B.C., has also been fined an undisclosed amount. Dempster threw one pitch behind A-Rod’s knees and two more inside in the second inning at Fenway Park on Sunday. Then his 3-0 pitch struck Rodriguez’s left elbow pad and ricocheted off his back.

Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games on Aug. 5 for violating baseball’s drug and labour agreements but is playing while he appeals. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was furious about the incident, saying Tuesday that it would be “open season” on Rodriguez if Dempster wasn’t penalized for the apparent intentional beaning. Dempster, who maintained he was just pitching inside and wasn’t trying to hit Rodriguez, could still play if he decides to appeal the penalty.

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Rae Salkeld Patricia Logan Grand Forks, associate, Grand Forks, associate 6-year paddler 7-year paddler

Pat Bruce Trail, survivor 13-year paddler

Joy Andersen photos

For the next few days the Trail Times will feature some of the crew of the Kootenay Robusters dragon-boat team. The Robusters originally formed in 2001 as a group of breast-cancer survivors brought together for support, socializing, and exercise, and to promote awareness that there is life after breast cancer. The team is now recruiting and encouraging all women to come out, join the crew of paddlers and become a Robuster. See story Page 12.


wants to give our loyal subscribers a chance to win a meal or a new iPad simply by logging on to the Trail Times website. Every week there will be a new question in our print edition. The answer and code number can only be found on our website under the heading ‘Trail Times iPad contest solution’. Subscribers will need to log in using their subscription number. That number can be found on a renewal notice or by contacting our circulation department. Once you have the correct answer and code number, email it to with your name, phone number and Trail Times subscription number. Each subscriber is allowed one entry per week.

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

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Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway Owner Operators for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or call Bev at 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank everyone for applying, however we will only contact candidates that interest us.

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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.


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!

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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:


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Christina Lake $1,250,000

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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 JANITOR, part time, evenings and weekends. Experience an asset.Must have own transportation. Send resume to Trail Times Box 563

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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

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Help Wanted 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:

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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

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Homes for Rent

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ROSSLAND, 2bd. F/S, W/D. N/S, N/P. Covered carport. 250-362-9473

W.TRAIL, basement suite, newly reno. $600./mo. incl.util. Avail. immed. 250-364-5678

2 BDRM, detached garage, driveway, small fenced yard in lower Warfield. 5 appliances, gas fireplace, hardwood floors. Avail now 1-250-688-8835. E.TRAIL, 2+bdrm. house, no bsmt. Pets ok. $795./mo. Near Safeway. 250-368-6076.

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 TRAIL, 2BD., newly renovated. N/S, N/P. Avail. immed. 250-367-7558

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 W.TRAIL, 3BD. fully furnished home, beautiful garden, $1,300./mo. 250-364-5678

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

WARFIELD- Clean 1 bedroom apartment avail now, $550 utilities included 250-231-1242

WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716






Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval



TRAIL, 1 Bdrm $395/month, near shopping & bus, seeking quiet person 250-368-6075




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Get creative! Benches, tables, planters!

Cars - Domestic

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

Pick up at 1163 Cedar Ave 8:30am-3pm




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

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


Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Trail Times

OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ Experts Ron & Darlene Your STING NEW LI

Local Home Team



Commercial Opportunities 1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale


1969 Old Salmo Road, Fruitvale $498,500

635 10th Avenue, Montrose $314,500 Dive into this deal. Fabulous 4 bedroom 2.5 bath family home in mint condition. Forget the travelling to the lake – your back yard is an oasis. Stunning in ground pool, patio, and deck.

3.16 acres inside the village with a sensational 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home. Completely fenced and landscaped backyard ready to host all your family activities. 3 bay garage plus large shop. Fantastic floor plan. Unsurpassed quality.

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

441 Whitman Way, Warfield




5 beds, 2.5 baths. This home is sure to please with its great Warfield location and beautiful fenced yard with a deck. Features a large two car car-port and daylight basement with plenty of space for your family.

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

2302 Happy Valley Rd, Rossland

1602 Kootenay Avenue, Rossland

1317 Columbia Ave, Trail


This spacious family home has excellent flow and a convenient location close to all amenities. Enjoy the large foyer, master bed with full ensuite, 3 bdrms on the main, large windows, huge family room and covered parking for 2 cars. This is and excellent value! Call your REALTOR® now for your private viewing!

This Emerald Ridge home is beautifully planned and finished. The home offers a great floor plan, deluxe kitchen and fabulous hobby room. There is lots of custom woodwork and you will surely appreciate the high quality finishings. You must see this home to appreciate all it has to offer! Call now.

Stunning home and property! Located on over 6 acres of prime land, this meticulously designed and built home offers mature landscaping, open, sunny floor plan and views from every window. Inground swimming pool, 6 stall barn, the list goes on. Call today!

If you are looking for space, this is it! 3 bdrms, 2 baths situated on a 60x100 corner lot. Home offers a covered deck, single car garage, bamboo floors, massive mud room for all your toys and a large basement space for storage. Nothing to do but move in! Call your REALTOR® today.

This little 3 bdrm home has great hardwood stairs, wood doors and the hardware and trim are original. The location can’t be beat. Features include large rec room, laundry room and another bonus room that could act as a 4th bdrm. There is a covered patio at the back and tons of off alley parking.

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653



EXCELLENT TOWNHOUSE end unit - Double Carport - Fantastic Solarium- this home has many upgrades - newer roof, hot water tank, carport 5 years young-fenced & private back yard u/g sprinklers- this home needs to be seen. Book your viewing.

9340 Station Road, Trail

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call me for a FREE market evaluation today! Call Art (250) 368-8818


SOLD #4 - 4430 Red Mountain Road, Rossland


Call Mark (250) 231-5591



Affordable living in peaceful Genelle. 2 bed room 1 bath home with good floor plan, and parking. Enjoy the beautiful Columbia River right nearby! Call your REALTOR(R) now before it’s gone.

Redstone Introduces The Newest Design... “The Craftsman”

1223 Primrose Street, Trail


#78, 500 16th Ave, Genelle

Thinking of moving?




840 Forrest Drive, Warfield

5 bdrms & 2.5 baths. This wonderful family home features many recent upgrades. The large back deck is great for entertaining right off the newly updated kitchen. Family friendly neighborhood and just minutes to downtown Fruitvale.


1739 First Street, Fruitvale


Call Bill (250) 231-2710

With 3 flexible options available:


• 2 separate garages with a large 29 x 12 workshop • Single garage and a large rec room with 4 piece bath and room for a man/woman cave • Single garage with added full 1 bdrm suite* * Additional cost of $13,000 for this option

1932 2nd Avenue, Trail

Home also includes:


650 9th Avenue, Montrose

83 Walnut Avenue, Fruitvale



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

948 Glover Road, Trail


Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Take advantage of this fully fenced, flat lot, insulated and powered shop, covered and open decks, 3 bdrm + den, 2 bath unfinished basement. The benefit of a NEW HOUSE with NO GST! Quick possession available! Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

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

• 1,590 sq. ft. of tastefully finished living space • Wide open kitchen, dining, living space • Master bedroom with walk-in-closet and 5 piece ensuite • 2 spacious bedrooms with 4 piece bath on 2nd floor • Spacious covered deck

Construction starts September 2013!!


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 21, 2013