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Fortis, union begin talks Mediator Vince Ready called in as lockout nears two-month mark BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

It’s been a long, hot summer for 225 Fortis BC employees who spent their days manning picket lines after being locked out by the company in late June. Wednesday, just under two months into the dispute, Fortis BC and Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have finally sat down with mediator, Vince Ready, for two days of negotiations in an attempt to try to resolve the differences that have left employees idle and stalled construction projects over much of the southern interior of B.C. “Both parties began mediation with Vince Ready,” Joyce Wagenaar, director of communications for Fortis BC, said by phone. “In order for the mediation to be successful and to make the best use of Mr. Ready’s time both parties must be prepared to be flexible.” The two sides have been at odds since the collective agreement between the two expired in February. Shortly after that negotiations broke down in late March and the union filed strike notice. The company then applied for an Essential Services Order (ESO) with the B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB) which was granted with the intention of maintaining public safety and access to reliable electrical service. Since that time the union has approached the

LRB with complaints that Fortis BC was violating the terms of the ESO by conducting work prohibited under the agreement. “As recently as Aug. 6 and 8, Fortis and the IBEW have been in negotiations with the Labour Relations Board,” said Wagenaar. “The LRB didn’t find Fortis in contravention of the Essential Services Order at that time. There is also a process in place to discuss differences in interpretation and both sides received confirmation and clarification at that point.” The lockout has affected Fortis employees in generation, transmission, and distribution operations in the West Kootenay and Okanagan, including power line technicians, electricians, and power systems dispatchers. Both sides in the dispute have maintained a willingness to negotiate to resolve the differences and have both stated that the differences between the union and company have been relatively small. Rod Russell, business manager for Local 213 of the IBEW, was in mediation talks at press time and unavailable for comment Wednesday. However, in an email message Tuesday evening stated, “We continue to make various applications to the Labour Relations Board as a result of FortisBC’s disregard for the provisions agreed to and our need to apply additional pressure on the company. “Some items are being deferred until after the scheduled mediation dates. We are hopeful Mr. Ready is able to help us reach an agreement.”


Doug and Lorelei Bruce have been watering, weeding, and harvesting vegetables from the J.L. Crowe Community Garden this summer. So far, the garden has grown several hundred pounds of produce that the Bruces have delivered fresh off the vine to Trail food banks,

Garden project helps fill food bank shelves BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Trail food banks welcomed a bounty of fresh veggies this summer after a school-wide initiative took root and grew into the J.L. Crowe Community Garden. Local green thumbs pitched in to mentor students when the pilot project broke ground for Earth Day (April 22). The community garden was spearheaded by Colin Adamson, teacher for the Sustainable Resources and Outdoor Academy program. The program blossomed when school groups such

as BC First Nations, grades 8-10 science classes, and Biology 11 and 12 students, dug into the project. “The local spin-off is the reward in being able to provide good food to organizations that can use it,” said Adamson. The enclosed garden, located across from the Fieldhouse on Crowe grounds, has 12 raised beds growing a variety of produce ranging from green beans and salad to squash and zucchinis. Over the summer, with help from Crowe teacher Doug Bruce and wife Lorelei, the garden has produced hundreds of pounds of vegetables, donated to See PRODUCE, Page 3

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What’s the harm in proclaiming “Day of the Honey bee”, a day to raise awareness to the plight of the honey bee, each year on May 29? Or to proclaim every June 1 “Intergenerational Day” to celebrate different generations and what they can offer to the community? A proclamation is defined as a public or official announcement that deals with a matter of great importance. How that great importance is defined and how it will be acknowledged varies community to community, so for almost 20 years the government has stepped in to provide direction. For example, Montrose council reviewed its proclamation policy at the July 15 meeting, which categorically states that the village declines all invitations and requests for the proclamation of causes. “It is the policy of council not to participate in national, provincial or regional proclamation in the Village of Montrose,” read Kevin Chartres, chief administrative officer (CAO), in council.

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The policy states that human rights tribunals and law courts in B.C. and Ontario ruled that a municipal council could not use its discretion to endorse, or decline to endorse, requests for proclamations. The purpose and meaning of such proclamation became an administrative routine and thus lost its original value, states the 1998 policy. Since November 2000, the Village of Warfield has the same policy in place as Montrose, in summary “to decline all invitations and requests for the proclamation of causes.” A policy of this type has been in effect in the City of Rossland since the ‘90s, said Tracey Butler, deputy CAO for Rossland. Last reviewed in May 2012, the golden city’s policy states that in order to avoid discrimination or offending any group, organization, individual or event, it is the policy of council to decline all requests to issue proclamation. In 2003, the Village of Salmo signed its policy, and declines to make proclamations, citing a need to eliminate unnecessary administration of proclamations. See PROCLAMATIONS, Page 3

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FROM PAGE 1 take care of the garden and pick food banks in Kate’s Kitchen, the the vegetables in July and August United Church and St. Andrews to share with other CDS clients. Anglican. “It’s been a great opportunity “It’s unbelievable how much for our clients who do not have we have picked from the garden,” a garden of their own,” said Kerr. said Bruce. “And we could put fresh vege“The food banks are tables in the hands of so appreciative to get people who may not “As quick as it anything fresh, and always have access to comes in, it is off naturally grown vegeit has literally been picked minutes before tables.” the shelves.” we bring it in.” After the garden Marylynn Rakuson Marylynn Rakuson, is harvested and a longtime volunteer cold weather sets at the Trail United Church, said in, Crowe students will continue the donated produce has been to sow seeds throughout winter a welcome addition to the food in a large outdoor greenhouse bank pantry. that will be installed on school The gift of fresh food has helped grounds this fall. to balance the monthly grocery “This will provide us the abilbudget, and provided more than ity to grow many local greening 100 people with variety to a usual trees, shrubs and bushes for the diet of pasta and canned items. surrounding area,” said Adamson, The patrons are excited this “and further grow our ability to time of year because they don’t provide real hands-on experiential have space for a garden, said learning in the area of agriculRakuson. “As quick as it comes ture, ecology and plant biology.” in, it is off the shelves.” Outside organizations such as Chelsea Kerr, an outreach Teck, and the Camas Society will worker for Career Development work with students to increase Services (CDS) in downtown Trail, local greenery by growing plants worked with youth who agreed to native to the area.

Proclamations accepted in Trail and Fruitvale FROM PAGE 2 end conflict and pro“Given that the The decision to mote peace. eliminate proclamaThis sentiment is process takes tions is based on resonated in the Village very little time administrative cost of Fruitvale, and Mayor and lack of specif- we feel we should Cecchini regularly ic authority in the signs proclamations to comply with the Local Government post on the community wishes of the Act, states the policy. LED sign, reminding organizations The City of Trail residents about various and the Village of and proclaim the humanitarian causes. Fruitvale prefer “It doesn’t take issue.” a more altruistic much time,” said Lila approach to the sub- Coun. Robert Cacchioni Cresswell, Fruitvale ject. CAO. “Proclamations “And proclamations are put forward by individuals recognize significant events such and groups that are passionate as senior’s month which is comabout causes,” said Trail council- ing up in September.” lor Robert Cacchioni. So for now, the endangered “Given that the process takes honeybee, people young and old, very little time we feel we should world peace and many other causcomply with the wishes of the es will be officially recognized in organizations and proclaim the Trail and Fruitvale. issue.” Trail council tends to deal with At a recent meeting, Trail proclamations on an individual council proclaimed Sept 21 to be basis, said Cacchioni. “International Day of Peace” in “We allow it to put out to the the city, to recognize the efforts public for information and conof those who have worked hard to sideration.”

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It was up and at ‘em bright and early for three members of the 44th Engineer Squadron reserves Wednesday. Corporal Laura Matern led Corporal Ryan Hickie (left) and Private Sean Dewell in a five kilometre “rucksack” march as part of their “PT” (physical training) regimen.

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Pot crusader pans ticketing idea By Jeff Nagel Black Press

A recommendation to let police treat simple marijuana possession as a ticketing offence is being opposed by the head of a provincial campaign to decriminalize pot. Dana Larsen, whose group Sensible BC is set to kick off a petition campaign next month to force a referendum on marijuana policy, says the new resolution from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is counter-productive. The chiefs’ association argues the option of writing tickets to punish people caught with less than 30 grams of marijuana would be less costly and time-intensive than sending criminal charges through the courts. “It’s a bad idea,” Larsen said. “It’s actually going to result in more cannabis users being persecuted.” He said police in B.C. issue warnings or write reports on 18,000 people a year for use of marijuana without laying charges. “They would all get tickets under that new system,” Larsen predicted. He said the proposal could confuse B.C. vot-

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Psych assessment ordered for 95-year-old charged with murder THE CANADIAN PRESS VERNON, B.C. - A 95-year-old man who’s been charged with murdering his roommate will undergo a psychiatric assessment before his next court appearance next month. But the Crown in the case says there is no wish to put dementia patient John Furman behind bars. “We’re certainly not interested in incarcer-

ating this gentleman, who I understand is a decorated war veteran and otherwise excellent citizen up until he got this Alzheimer’s disease,” Crown lawyer Howard Pontius said outside court. He said authorities had little choice but to charge Furman with murder, but considering the circumstances he thinks it’s unlikely the charge will proceed. Furman was charged with murder after his 85-year-old roommate was killed. RCMP have said police received a report of an assault Sunday night at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s residential care facility. Pontius said the psychiatric review will determine whether Furman is not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder. “They could address the main issue in this case, which is the risk that he poses to other people,” Pontius said. Furman was not in court for the hearing Wednesday, but his lawyer appeared on his behalf. He will return to court on Sept. 25.

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OBITUARIES ALTON, ZERMA ANGELINA — passed away peacefully on August 18, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on July 25, 1918. Zerma is survived by her son Robert (Rosy), daughter Marie, grandchildren, Lindsay and Jarrod, great-grandchildren, Nevada, Oakley, Lincoln, her sister Nita and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, her parents Enrico and Teresa Bellagente, her sister Clara and her brothers Victor, Carlo and Albo. Zerma was employed at Trail Memorial Library for 25 years, retiring at age 65. She was a champion of women’s rights and in 1999 attended a conference in Alberta to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women. She loved her city and was an enthusiastic volunteer and eager supporter of Trail. She was a member of the Neighbourhood Improvement Program, Friends of the Library and was a Board Member of McBride Manor. Physical health was very important to Zerma. She was a loyal member of the Memorial Centre Gym and later the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre. She finally retired her membership at the age of 92. The family would like to thank the Assisted Living staff and management at Rosewood Village for their excellent care and kindness extended to our mother. The family wish to acknowledge all the residents in Assisted Living who made her time at Rosewood so special, re-kindling old and starting new friendships. We are also grateful to the care-givers of the 2nd and 3rd floors at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, and especially Dr. Aiken and Dr. Fisher. At Zerma’s request, there will not be a funeral service. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Zerma’s name may be made to the Friends of the Library, c/o Trail & District Public Library, 1051 Victoria St., Trail, BC, V1R 3T3. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www. *** DUDLEY, MRS. VIOLA — of Rossland, BC passed away August 20, 2013. She was born in Mara, BC on July 3, 1918 but spent most of her life in Rossland. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Reino and sisters Ila, Ellie, and Effie. She is survived by her sons David (Gail) Dudley, Dennis Dudley, Clair (Anne) Ross, and Craig (Linda) Ross. Also survived by nine grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren, and one great, great-grandchild. The family would like to thank Poplar Ridge staff and Dr. Sandstrom for their care and attention. Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services have been entrusted with arrangements. By request there will be no service. *** 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. A5

PEOPLE Parents expect to spend more on back-to-school shopping THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Canadians will be digging a little deeper into their pockets during this year’s back-to-school shopping season, a new survey suggests. According to the Pollara survey, Canadians intend to shell out an average of $428 per child on items such as school supplies, clothing and technology as their kids head back to class. That’s an increase of 18.2 per cent over last year, when they planned to spend an average of $362 per child. Back-to-school shopping typically marks the start of the peak selling season as retailers gear up for Christmas. Regionally, Quebecers plan to shell out the most on back-to-school shopping this year - an average of $501 per child - followed by shoppers in the Atlantic Canada and the Prairies, who intent to spend $450, on average. Ontarians lag at the back of the pack with plans to spend $390 per child, on average, while Albertans are budgeting for an average of $431 and shoppers in B.C. are planning to

spend $403. Parents with kids who are in college or university plan to spend the most - an average of $572 per child. Those with high school kids plan to spend an average of $226 per child, while parents of kindergarten and elementary school children plan to spend $170. The online poll, which was funded by the Bank of Montreal, surveyed roughly 1,000 Canadians. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. “The end of summer is an important time of the year for many businesses that sell back to school supplies,” Mike Bonner, vice-president of commercial banking at BMO, said in a statement. “Many will see an increase in the number of shoppers and dollars spent during the season, leading to a positive impact on their bottom line.”

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Head wear ban may prompt people to leave province THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - A physician from Quebec’s Sikh community says health-care workers like himself would probably leave the province if the government bans public employees from wearing religious symbols in the workplace. A media report this week published leaked details of the controversial Parti Quebecois proposal - saying it would prohibit people like doctors, teachers and public-daycare workers from donning turbans, kippas and hijabs and visible crucifixes. Dr. Sanjeet Singh Saluja wears a turban as part of his faith and he said Wednesday that the PQ’s controversial “Charter of Quebec Values” would drive people from the Sikh, Jewish and Muslim communities away. “The sad thing is I don’t know if I’d be able to stay here in Quebec,” said Saluja, an emergency-room doctor with the McGill University Health Centre. “Even though I love my practice here in Quebec, my faith is something that’s important

to me and I don’t feel comfortable giving up that part of my persona and I don’t think a lot of people would be willing to, either.” Saluja, who was born and raised in Montreal, said this type of legislation could have a significant impact on hospital wait times in Montreal because many resident physicians in the city come from Middle Eastern countries and wear hijabs. Several Montreal hospitals, he added, rely heavily on residents in many day-to-day functions. “One of the reasons why we are able to sort of diminish these wait times is because we have these residents who come in and take on patient loads,” said Saluja, who believes young doctors would choose other provinces over Quebec if they didn’t feel welcome here. “This is not only one group that’s being isolated here. This is an entire section of the Quebec population (so) it’s not going just to be the matter of one doctor, it’s going to be a matter of doctors many doctors leaving.”

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Berlusconi down but not out yet

I will not go into exile like Bettino Craxi was forced to,” said Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as he awaited the outcome of his final appeal against a fouryear prison sentence for tax fraud. (Craxi, another former prime minister and a friend and protector of Berlusconi’s, fled to Tunisia and died in exile after being convicted of corruption and sentenced to nine years in prison). “If they convict me, if they take that responsibility upon themselves, I’ll go to jail,” Berlusconi continued. Brave words, but they would have been even more impressive if Berlusconi, who is 76, didn’t know that criminals over the age of 70 almost never get sent to prison in Italy. At the beginning of August, Italy’s highest court rejected Berlusconi’s last appeal and confirmed his sentence, although in practice it is unlikely to amount to more than a year’s house arrest. However, it did not confirm the lower court’s decision to ban him, as a convicted criminal, from holding political office for five years. That will be reviewed by a lower court, and may not be decided for

many months. So for the moment, at least, Berlusconi can go on being a senator, and the leader of his People of Freedom party, and in effect the co-leader of the coalition that now governs Italy. He has already been convicted and sentenced to jail for two other offences that are going through the appeal process now, but “lo psiconano”, the psychotic dwarf (as rival politician Beppe Grillo calls him), still dominates the Italian political horizon. Silvio Berlusconi has been at the centre of Italian politics for the past 20 years, half the time as prime minister, but there is reason to believe that he first went into politics mainly to avoid various criminal prosecutions. You cannot be tried while you are prime minister, and if you stay in office long enough the cases expire because of the statute of limitations. (And while in office, Berlusconi changed the law to make them expire more quickly.) So it was only when he lost power in 2011 that the many pending cases against him could go ahead. The results, so far, have been three convictions.


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The first was for tax fraud, in a case where his Mediaset company paid false invoices, hundreds of millions of euros too high, for distribution rights to US films. (The excess money went into an overseas, tax-free slush fund.) The second was for leaking a police wiretap to one of his publications. And the third was for having sex with an under-age prostitute and abusing his prime ministerial powers to get her out of jail. The prostitute, 17 at the time, was a Moroccan erotic dancer working under the stage name Ruby Rubacuori (HeartStealer). She attended one of Berlusconi’s notorious “bunga bunga” parties, and out of the dozen or so women there, she was the one who attracted the great

man’s special attention. So he took her upstairs, gave her 7,000 euros, and (in his version) sent her home untouched. Later on he also gave her jewellery, lots more money, and an Audi – and when she was arrested on suspicion of theft, he called up the police station and got her released by claiming, untruthfully, that she was the granddaughter of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. Charges were laid, and even though Berlusconi gave 127,000 euros to three key witnesses just before the trial began, he was found guilty last June. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and a lifetime ban on holding public office. That case has now also started its way through the lengthy appeals process, but one by one the doors are shutting against Berlusconi. How did he get away with it for so long? One reason is a justice system so inefficient and overloaded that it’s easy for a rich man with good lawyers to string a case out until it dies of old age. Berlusconi is the richest man in Italy, and Italy has 9 million court cases pending. (There are only 60 million Italians.)

The larger reason is that Berlusconi, for all his sleaze and corruption, is a brilliant politician. His unique achievement was to create a coalition of north Italian racists, central and south Italian post-fascists, and just plain conservative Catholics, and hold it together for almost two decades. That coalition is gradually disintegrating now, but it blocked the modernisation of Italian politics that should have followed the “Tangentopoli” scandals and the collapse of the old political parties in the early 1990s for a full two decades. Berlusconi’s departure from politics will be good for Italy, but his long time in office has done permanent harm to the country’s economy and its political and legal systems. And what will he do when he is finally banned from politics? Well, he may have to spend a year under house arrest, but he has lots of very big houses, and lots of young women will still come to the parties of such a generous man. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Trail ahead of itself on expansion

Although the BV has not yet received a copy of the updated study on the proposed boundary extension by the City of Trail into Area A, I do have a couple of comments regarding an article on your front page on August 20 (Trail ready for next step in boundary expansion, Trail Times Aug. 20). There is absolutely no agreement with any parties to share the Waneta Dam tax dollars 60/40. This is a position that Trail has taken without consultation from any stakeholder, and a position taken by Trail prior to seeing the final numbers from the updated Urban Systems Study.   However, now given the

opportunity to ponder a new tax sharing model, I wonder if a 70/30 split in favour of the Beaver Valley might make more sense considering that Trail already has Teck’s annual tax contribution, and a further contribution of a million dollars, and an additional $250 K per year for the next 20 years (also from Teck). Trail also suggests possible mitigation through the current BV Recreation Agreement with the City. Trail is not in a position to speak on behalf of the BV on this point or any other regarding what the Beaver Valley will need to balance any potentially negative impacts to our servi-

ces, should this extension proceed. And finally, we remember the sweet deal that Teck and Trail have negotiated for themselves, but what about the rest of the owners in the Industrial Park? Are they supportive of the proposed boundary extension?   What’s in it for them and who will look after their interests should this extension proceed? Can we please save the negotiation process for a meeting with all stakeholders once everyone has first received the report, and then has been given an opportunity to review the impacts? Ali Grieve RDKB Area “A” director

As a resident of Fruitvale and patron/former employee of the Villagers Inn, I am appalled that the Village of Fruitvale Administration has told the owner, Mary Sui that she has to repaint her building, because red is not allowed. This is based upon old bylaws that govern the color of buildings within the Village of Fruitvale. If you look around Fruitvale, you will see that several of the

businesses have red buildings, so I am really confused as to why the Villagers Inn has to change their paint color. Red, after all, is Canada’s color…. Look at our flag for instance. I think the new look is fantastic, brightens things up, is cheerful and friendly. Even if there is a bylaw that states the buildings of Fruitvale should be a certain color - who is to say that the bylaw can’t be changed?

It is 30 years old, after all. Do we, as citizens of this town not have a say in the way we want our town to look? It is highly unfair that the Village is imposing their authority in this manner. I think it is important for citizens to speak up on this issue because it affects all of us in this town, and in principle may determine the future of our village in many ways. Dawn Philipoff Fruitvale

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Partisan prorogation usually fails An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator Prorogation remains a dirty word in the minds of many Canadians, and for good reason. Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week announced during his self-promotional Arctic tour that he intends to prorogue again, meaning Parliament will not return in September but instead in October, when a new speech from the throne will lay out a new agenda. A number of reality checks are in order. Prorogation is a legitimate legislative tool that has been used by successive governments, sometimes for its intended purpose - to mark the completion of an agenda set out in a speech from the throne - but increasingly for partisan protection or gain. In this case, Harper argues his government has completed its stated mandate and will reset to put forth a new one in October. In fairness, much of what the government proposed to do in the last speech it has actually done. But Harper also pledged to make Arctic economic revitalization

a priority, and precisely zero has been accomplished on that front. We have frustratingly stubborn unemployment, featuring a dangerously high level among young workers. And the government’s finances are, by its own admission, not meeting expectations. But the job is done for now, according to Harper. All committee work, all legislation pending, are now dead in the water. And none of this is related to the Senate spending scandal that increasingly looks bad for the government as well as the Senate. If you believe that, you’re probably in the market for some swampy Florida real estate. Harper prorogued before when threatened with an opposition coalition that could have unseated his minority government in 2008. He did so again at the end of 2009 so Parliament wouldn’t distract from Vancouver Winter Olympics (or to duck the fallout from the Afghan detainee report). He’s hardly alone. It’s commonly held that par-

tisan prorogation is a modern contrivance. It’s more common now, but actually goes back. Way back. John A. Macdonald did it to stop the work of a committee probing his involvement in the Pacific Scandal. In 2002, Jean Chretien did it trying to avoid a report being tabled about the sponsorship scandal. Then there’s Dalton McGuinty, who employed it to make time for his exit and for his government to survive the gas plant scandal. Harper might want to recall one more thing. Macdonald’s attempt to avoid scrutiny ultimately failed and he had to resign. We know what happened to the Chretien Liberals. And the future of the Ontario government is far from secure. Harper isn’t naive enough to think he can escape Senate scandal scrutiny simply by taking a few months off. What he and his brain trust might not fully realize is that the perception he tried to do so will only make damage control more difficult when he eventually does have to face the music.

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By Times Staff The Trail Stingrays swim team returned home from the B.C. Provincial swim meet in Coquitlam last weekend with good results and personal best times. The Stingrays went with a small contingent this year, and while the team is competitive they are always in tough against larger centres. Making a final is a great accomplishment and this year three swimmers swam in finals, while the others performed well in the consolation finals. “I am very proud of all the stingray swimmers for giving their best effort as well as the other swimmers in our region,” said Stingray coach Samme Beatson. “What a great way to end a wonderful season.” Johnny Hodgkins placed fifth in the Division 2, 50-metre backstroke final shaving two seconds of his preliminary swim to finish in a time of 40.11. Elijah Grebe placed eighth in Div. 5, 50-free final swimming a personal best of 27.53. He also finished 12th in 100 free, 13th in 100 breast and 19th in 50 fly Diego Greenwood came first in

the consolation final (ninth overall) in the Div. 4 100 free with a personal best of 1:05.23, and was third in the 200 Individual Medley consolation final (11th overall) reducing his previous best time by three seconds, he also had a great swim in the 50-free, cutting one second off his PB and finishing third in the consolation final with a time of 30.20 Juliana Zhou had a personal best and placed fourth in the consolation final of the Div 2 50-metre breastroke, 15th overall in 50 back, and 16th in 50 fly. Beatson herself had three great swims placing sixth in the 50 fly, sixth in 100 back, and seventh in 100 fly finals. Her 50 metre fly was one of the closest on record as less than one second separated first and eighth place, and only threetenths of a second separated second through eighth. Stingray swimmers also participated on a regional relay with three other top athletes from the Kootenay region and the Div. 2 boys 200 medley relay that included the Stingrays’ Hodgkins winning a bronze medal.

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The Hot August Hooves Trophy Show saddled up at the Trail Horseman’s Grounds welcoming riders from across the Kootenays. Clockwise from left: Cindy Ryan of Cranbrook finishes up the trail patterns event upon Eyes Full O’ Charm in the mare’s first show under saddle, while Kim Jackman of Salmo leads Cinnamons Shady Kat through the course, and Tanya Ryan gingerly manoeuvres Misty R Pine over a trail obstacle. Below: Top riders were well rewarded with prizes, ribbons, and trophies. By Jim Bailey

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The Horse Association of Central Kootenay rode into town for its annual horse show and competition at the Trail Horseman’s Grounds over the weekend. Close to 50 equine enthusiasts from the East and West Kootenays saddled up for the Hot August Hooves Trophy Show that features some of the area’s best riders. Wendy Price of Grand Forks judged the competetion that showcased almost 100 different events in Dressage, Jumping, English, and Western categories “There are many different levels, we have a girl that is

three and a half years old, that’s our youngest, and I don’t dare ask who our oldest is,” said event organizer Pam Malekow from the Horse Association. “We have all levels beginners, intermediates, it’s great.” The three-day event also featured demonstrations from the Koote-Neigh Vaulters, a dressage demonstration from Heidi Scott, and a pot-luck dinner Saturday. “Everyone is having a really good time,”added Malekow. “They come and camp out, and the weather has been great. It’s all been a lot of fun.” But like most events the show did not go off without a few small hitches. After a local group failed to show to run the

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CALGARY – Mike Mondin of Trail will head Canada’s National Sledge Team as they kicked off the 2013-14 season Wednesday with a selection camp at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto. Mondin who is in his third year as head coach of the National team will be assisted by Curtis Hunt of Regina. Thirty players have been invited and will take part in the camp in Toronto, which will determine the roster that will participate in a training camp in Halifax, from Oct. 20-27, when the roster will be pared down further. The players will be on the ice a total of six times in three days in Toronto, with three

practices and three Red-White games. Following the selection camp, Canada’s National Sledge Team will travel to Sochi, Russia for the Four Nations Tournament from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, with games against the Czech Republic, Norway and Russia. The tournament will serve as a test event leading up to the 2014

Paralympic Winter Games, with all games being played at the Paralympic venue, Shayba Arena. Canada’s roster for the 4 Nations Tournament will be the 2012-13 team that won the gold medal at the 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, with the addition of forward Ben Delaney of Ottawa.


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it,” said Ramjagsingh. That meant upping the ante on big hits and fights. “There is a code in hockey and when it’s broken, you have to respond,” EA notes in a press release. Critics may decry the improved fighting component. Fans will celebrate that the game, already a marvel in recreating the on-ice product, is even more authentic. Take a run at Sidney Crosby and there will

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she said to increase her alcohol consumption. I am close to retirement. Should I put the hard feelings behind me or find someone to replace her? Sheila is a single mom, and I know she needs the job. I am torn. I have referred her and her family to our EAP counseling several times, but it falls on deaf ears. -- Need Less Drama Dear Drama: We feel sorry for Sheila. She has her hands full at home and is probably stressed beyond measure. When she comes to work, she feels secure enough to vent, and it relieves the pressure and is therapeutic for her. Unfortunately, it’s

My oldest and youngest daughters sat back patiently wondering whether I would stop mourning long enough to remember that they never left me, and that their kids are excited and happy to be part of our lives. They call me often, and we visit frequently. While I am deeply saddened that I no longer know my other children, we should not forget those who do appreciate and respect us. My advice to all who are suffering is to take charge of your life. Give yourself permission to be happy, strong and creative. Parenting has no recipe. Other factors helped shape each of my children. I have no idea why some act like we don’t deserve to live. But I do know that I am stronger, more humble, more forgiving and closer to those who want to share my life. I am grateful beyond measure. -- Finally at Peace Dear Finally: Thank

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Dear Annie: I am the manager of a small business with one coworker. For the past eight years, “Sheila” and I have gotten along fairly well. Last year, not so much. Sheila has become lazy, obnoxious and surly. She seems to have a chip on her shoulder, and her teenage kids are a nightmare (drugs, shoplifting, alcohol, sexual activities, theft, you name it). She brings all of this baggage to work and talks about it. I just try to get through the day without too much drama. When it was time for Sheila’s end-of-year evaluation, I could not bring myself to give her a better grade than the previous year. Not only had the evaluation criteria become stricter, but Sheila had changed. When she saw her score, she became angry and upset. I asked whether she had any ideas for her development and improvement for the coming year, and




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might run out of something, small appliances could break down, or a minor breakage could occur. Surprise company might knock on the door. Yikes! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an accident-prone day for you; however, an accident does not have to happen. You can prevent this by being alert and aware of everything you say and do. Slow down and be careful.

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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

Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified. com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form what-soever, particularly by a photographic or of set process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.


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

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

Rossland - ROUTES IN ALL AREAS West Kootenay Advertiser

Help Wanted


Colander Restaurant is now taking applications for

GUARANTEED Job Placement. Laborers,Tradesmen & Class1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry Work. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-888-213-2854

Prep Cook /Line Cook



Career training available Bring resume to 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail

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. 1-877-987-1420

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

HANSON DECKING West Kootenay Agent for Duradek 250-352-1814

Garden & Lawn Siddall Drover Garden Business Light Pruning • Weeding Garden Clean-Up Design • Consultation

250.364.1005 Merchandise for Sale

Building Supplies

LOG HOME shell kit WRC 6X8 flat 3 bdrm w/grge & curved glass sunroom, ready to ship, 604-856-9732


STAR G ROCERY • Fine Italian Foods • Meat

NOW TAKING ORDERS - Grapes & Juice -

4 Colavita Olive Oil 1l pure ........ $595 Colavita Olive Oil 3l pure ..... $1495 Tomatoes Cortina case......... $1195 San Marzano Tomatoes case$2395 Tuscany Ham ..................... $799lb Mortadella .......................... $549lb

DeCecco Pasta 5lb.................. $ 95


1295lb Fruilano whole .................... $695lb Gouda mild .......................... $795lb Crotonese sheeps milk ........... $995lb Parmigiano Reggiano ......$

Italian Sausages

2 7

Pork Butt boneless .............. $ 29lb T-Bone Steaks .................... $ 95lb Beef Burgers Prime Rib

25 3 $ Tenderloin Steaks ........... 1595lb Chicken Thighs ................. $275lb Chicken Breast bone-in ....... $375lb Stewing Hen ...................... $125lb 00 4oz (20) & 6 oz (13)............... $ Sirloin Tip & Inside Round $ 95lb

Wine & Beer Kits

9 328 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC 250-364-1824 Corks 100 .............................. $ 95

Newspaper Advertising Works! “Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.”

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Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

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Merchandise for Sale

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

Homes for Rent


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

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

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

Misc. Wanted


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

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

Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.TRAIL 1 Bdrm furnitured apt util. incld. 250-364-1728

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 1bd. apt. available. 250368-8391, 250-367-9456 Montrose 3 brm, W/D, newly reno, must have ref. NS $800/month 250-231-6651 ROSSLAND, 2bd. F/S, W/D. N/S, N/P. Covered carport. 250-362-9473 SUNNINGDALE, spacious, bright 1bd, perfect for couple/ senior, n/p,n/s. 778-515-1512 250-368-5695 WARFIELD- Clean 1 bedroom apartment avail now, $550 utilities included 250-231-1242

WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716

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


Homes Wanted



Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


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


Houses For Sale



Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251

Real Estate

Thursday, August 22, 2013 Trail Times


Legal Notices

is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

Weldon v. Teck Metals et al.


What is this case about? The representative Plaintiffs, James Weldon and Leonard Bleier have brought the Class Action against the Defendants claiming among other claims that they were negligent in their conduct prior to each class member’s election to transfer from the defined benefit pension plan to the defined contribution pension plan. The Class Action asks that the Court provide class members the difference between the value of a class member’s pension benefits under the defined contribution plan and the value of their pension benefits had they remained in the defined benefit plan. If you live in British Columbia: If you are a BC resident you are automatically included in the Class Action unless you choose to opt-out. Contact class co-counsel to provide contact information. If you are a BC resident and you do

not wish to participate in the Class Action you must take action to exclude yourself by opting out on or before October 23, 2013 by sending a written election signed by you stating that you are opting out of the Class Action to Victory Square Law Office LLP. To be effective, the election must be delivered by October 23, 2013. If you do not live in British Columbia: If you do not live in BC and want to participate in the lawsuit, you must take action to include yourself by sending a written election signed by you stating that you are opting in to the Class Action to Victory Square Law Office LLP. To be effective, the election must be delivered by October 23, 2013. As a class member, you will be bound by any judgment or settlement with respect to the common issues. You do not have to pay the lawyers working on this Class Action any money. There is an agreement between the persons who started this Class Action and the lawyers representing them. This agreement says that the lawyers will get paid from the money if any is paid to class members as a result of the Class Action. The Court will decide how much money the lawyers are paid. If you think you are a class member and have not received a notice regarding the Class Action, please contact: Laura Sworn at Victory Square Law Office LLP, Tel: 604602-7987. Opt-in and Opt-out notices or any other communications relating to this Notice should be sent by email to, by fax to 604-684-8427 or by mail to Victory Square Law Office LLP, 500-128 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 1R8 by October 23, 2013.




Sat, August 24 11am-1pm Sat, Aug. 24 1:30-3:30pm 2039 Coughlin Rd. Fruitvale 965 Columbia Gardens Rd. Fruitvale $449,000 $539,900


Glenmerry $315,000 ! E!! TIM L O PO


Trail $277,900


Trail $275,000 E AT UL AC M IM


This notice is about a class proceeding that has been certified in the Supreme Court of British Columbia called Weldon v. Teck Metals et al, Action No. 095159 (the “Class Action”). The Defendants include Teck Metals Ltd., and Towers Perrin. You are a member of this Class Action if you: (a) are a salaried, pension-eligible, non-union employee of Teck Metals Ltd., Teck Resources Limited, Cominco Resources International Limited, CESL Limited or Agrium, Inc., or (b) were a salaried, pension-eligible, non-union employee of Teck Metals Ltd., Teck Resources Limited, Cominco Resources International Limited, CESL Limited or Agrium, Inc., who terminated employment, by retirement or otherwise, in such a manner that you would have been entitled to pension benefits if you had remained a member of the defined benefit pension plan, and elected to move from the defined benefit pension plan to the defined contribution pension plan effective on or about January 1, 1993. You are also a class member if you are the personal representative of a deceased class member.


Legal Notices


Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

Legal Notices

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On May 16, 2011, at the 2000 block of Topping Street, Trail, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Trail RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,376.40 CAD, on or about 9:30 Hours, and $222 USD, on or about 9:30 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1202, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute

Houses For Sale


Warfield $187,500


Montrose $314,900


Salmo $299,000 W NE






Trail $159,900




East Trail $189,900




Fruitvale $259,900 NT N MIDITIO N O C


Sunningdale $199,000


Glenmerry $297,500 E AG K RE EE AC H CR T WI




Sunningdale $259,500 S RE AC 20


East Trail $259,500



Warfield $275,000






Fruitvale $159,500


Trail $129,900



Warfield $239,000


Glenmerry $395,000



Sunningdale $189,000

Columbia Heights $167,500

Glenmerry $339,000

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

Trail Times Thursday, August 22, 2013 A15

Classifieds 1st Trail Real Estate


Super n Locatio

Great unity Opport

ce New Pri

MLS# 2214582


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Totally ed Upgrad


MLS# 2215314

MLS# 2390923


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# 2216882

MLS# 2390566

MLS# 2390612

Montrose $265,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# 2392333


Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

MLS# 2389162

MLS# 2392303

MLS# 2392383

Rossland $339,900

Rossland $199,900


Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Stunning home set in the heart of Montrose close to all amenities, great neighborhood for family living All new windows and doors. Interior and exterior all newly painted. Â All new light fixtures and a nice sauna for an added bonus. This home has been totally upgraded and is definitely worth a look for any serious buyer.

MLS# 2391504

Trail $249,900

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

ting New Lis

Beaver Falls

ting New Lis


917 7th St.Montrose $319,900

ce New Pri

Trail $179,900

ting New Lis

MLS# 2389662

MLS# 2391973


MLS# 2218895


Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

620ft. ont Beachfr

Fully ed Furnish

MLS# 2213216


MLS# 2391999


Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

5 Acres

MLS# 2215536

MLS# 2215924

Trail $221,000

Warfield $249,000

Rossland $379,000

Christina Lake $1,250,000

Renata $249,000

Renata $249,000

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

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484

1st Trail Real Estate

UP TO $ Trail

Super n Locatio

Great unity Opport

ce New Pri

MLS# 2214582


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Totally ed Upgrad


MLS# 2215314

MLS# 2216882

917 7th St.Montrose $319,900

ce New Pri

Stunning home set in the heart of Montrose close to all amenities, great neighborhood for family living All new windows and doors. Interior and exterior all newly painted. Â All new light fixtures and a nice sauna for an added bonus. This home has been totally upgraded and is definitely worth a look for any serious buyer.

20 AN HOUR MLS# 2390566

MLS# 2390612

Trail $179,900

Montrose $265,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

ting New Lis

MLS# 2392333

Beaver Falls


Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

MLS# 2389162

MLS# 2389662

MLS# 2391973

ting New Lis

is looking for full time and substitute paper carriers! MLS# 2390923


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

ting New Lis

MLS# 2392303

MLS# 2392383

Rossland $339,900

Rossland $199,900


Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153


Deliver the Trail Times four days a week, or the Advertiser one day a week, or both to Trail $249,900 Trail $99,500 make additional cash! Trail $149,900 MLS# 2391504

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490



620ft. ont Beachfr

MLS# 2218895

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

REFERRAL BONUS! Fully ed Furnish

Got a friend who wants a route? Bring them in for a $20 bonus. Ask for details! MLS# 2213216 MLS# 2215536

MLS# 2391999

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

5 Acres

MLS# 2215924

Trail $221,000

Warfield $249,000

Rossland $379,000

Christina Lake $1,250,000

Renata $249,000

Renata $249,000

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

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

Various routes available

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

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484


Thursday, August 22, 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


Saturday, August 23 12-2pm 635 10th Avenue, Montrose

1969 Old Salmo Road, Fruitvale $498,500

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 22, 2013  

August 22, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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