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A surge of whooping cough cases in Greater Trail has prompted the Interior Health Authority to issue an alert to parents. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory system which can result in prolonged illness in infants and young children. “There is a spread of the disease going on in Rossland and Trail,” confirmed Dr. Rob Parker, Medical Health Officer for the health authority. Since June, 19 cases have been diagnosed, 10 in Rossland and seven in Trail, compared to the usual one or two cases seen this time of year. The first symptoms of whooping cough are similar to those of a common cold, and may include runny nose, sneezing, mild fever, and a low-grade cough. After one to two weeks, the dry, irritating cough evolves into severe coughing spells which can last for more than a minute. “The child can cough so much they run out of breath,” said Parker, adding “when they breathe in after the coughing they get that whooping sound.” The illness is spread through coughing and infected people are most contagious during the earliest stages of the illness. Diagnosis is made by swabbing the throat or nose, and if positive for the pertussis bacteria, treatment includes a full course of antibiotics. “If you have kids that are sick the best way to stop the spread is to keep your child out of activities and away from other kids,” said Parker. Whooping cough is best prevented with the pertussis vaccine, which is part of immunizations routinely given in five doses before a child’s sixth birthday. See LOW, Page 2

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South Columbia Search and Rescue volunteer Michelle Huber and her search dog, Rolf, training for action in Gyro Park in Trail on Thursday.

Rolf a vital part of SAR team BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

When Michelle Huber first got her pure-bred German Shepherd, Rolf, she read in a training manual that, as a working breed of dog, it wasn’t wise to own one unless you had a job for it. “We didn’t own a farm so I tried volunteering with the St. John’s Ambulance Society with him as a therapy dog,” Huber said. “He just wasn’t suitable. He was a big, bouncy, energetic puppy, not all that therapeutic.” It was at that point she began training Rolf for a job he turned out to be perfect for: a valued member of the South Columbia Search and Rescue team (SAR). Huber and Rolf joined SAR in 2011 and went through the required training for him to be

“validated” as an official SAR dog. “There are three things that make an SAR dog,” said Huber. “You have to belong to a SAR team, you have be certified for ground search and rescue, and you have to validate with the B.C. Search Dog Association, which is governed by the RCMP.” Huber and Rolf’s first official job turned out to be a serious challenge; the coordinated search efforts after the Johnsons Landing slide in 2012. “We worked with the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team out of Vancouver,” Huber said. “There were three dogs on the job, the RCMP dog handling team, another canine team trained for live finds only, and Rolf.” Since that time the South Columbia SAR See SEARCH, Page 2

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Low vaccine rate adds to spread FROM PAGE 1 This whooping cough outbreak follows a similar scenario children in the area were subject to in 2010 due to the low rate of immunization in the West Kootenay. Only 65 per cent of children are vaccinated in the area compared to 80 or 90 per cent in the rest of the province, explained Parker. “When a large percentage of the population is vaccinated, a disease can’t take hold,” he said. Parker is referring to “herd immunity” which is a form of immunity that occurs when a significant portion of the population (herd) is vaccinated, which provides a measure of protection for people who are not vaccinated or haven’t developed immunity. “Parents have to realize that when they are making a choice around their own child it affects the children around them,” he said. “Immunizing your child not only protects them but their friends and neighbours children as well.” Parents are recommended to review their children’s immunization record to make sure they are up to date with their vaccines before the new school year starts. For more information, visit or contact Trail Public Health at 364-6219.

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Trail Smoke Eater goalie Adam Todd reflects on a good season last year and is looking forward to the Smokies upcoming campaign. Trail finishes its training camp Saturday with the Orange and Black game at noon, and hosts the Selkirk College Saints in its only exhibition game at the Cominco Arena Tuesday at 7 p.m. See story on Page 10.

Search dogs detect skin cells FROM PAGE 1 K-9 unit has been involved in searches in the Beaver Valley, Ymir, Creston, and Castlegar, often being recruited by other SAR teams in the Kootenays who haven’t yet established a K-9 unit. “Probably one of the most rewarding searches so far was the elderly gentleman who was lost in Fruitvale,” Huber said. “It was our first live-find. It was quite exciting and when we were de-briefing at the hall afterwards the ambulance honked at us as they drove by. It was then I realized that we really could help.” Search dogs, like Rolf, actually search by using their incredibly sensitive sense of smell to track an individual human’s skin cells. Although they do some tracking on the

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ground most of their search involves sniffing for “rafts” of cells floating in the air. Not all of the searches have happy endings as there are searches that involve recovering the remains of missing individuals who didn’t survive. But in many cases just having a trained search dog on the job increases the possibility of a positive outcome. “Sometimes it seems like he’s a symbol of hope for families,” said Huber. “I work hard at emphasizing that he’s not there as a family pet, he’s my search partner. And he just lives for it.” Huber and Rolf spend almost no time in pointless play, the majority of their time together is training of one sort or another. Although you wouldn’t know it watching as Rolf scours

the park, tail wagging and barking excitedly whenever he finds his search goal. “We have formal training twice a week but it’s every day,” Huber said. “My husband built an agility course in our back yard so every opportunity is training but Rolf loves it.” Huber defers much of her and Rolf’s success as a team to the support of the South Columbia SAR. “Every specialized group has allowed us to train with them, which is something not all groups allow,” she said. “I’ve also had a lot of support from my co-workers at the Trail airport, my family, the community in general, and other search groups. “Without that kind of support it would have been hard to get this far with Rolf.”

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Numbers up for students entering kindergarten By Art Harrison Times Staff

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Spanish teacher Claire Hewson, new to J.L. Crowe Secondary, moved into her classroom for the first time yesterday to prepare for student arrivals next week. The school offers a head start to the year for Grade 8’s and new students with “Move Into Crowe” Thursday from 9-11 a.m.

Head start for new high schoolers next week By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

Moving into high school can be scary, so to settle the jitters of Grade 8’s and students new to the area, J.L. Crowe staff is hosting “Move Into Crowe” day Thursday from 9-11 a.m. The program allows new pupils the opportunity to find their locker, walk through their timetables, and map a way to their classes before the first day of school on Sept. 3. “This is one of my favourite

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days,” said Dara Waterstreet, Crowe’s vice-principal. Staff is on hand to help with questions, read time tables and show the students around. “Some students need to walk through once, while others like to do it a number of times,” said Waterstreet, adding, “whatever makes them comfortable.” Enrolment numbers at the high school are projected to be 815, compared to 753 last year, according to Greg Luterbach, School District 20

FROM PAGE 1 for some unbelievable concessions that we’ve never even seen before,” said IBEW business manager Rod Russell Wednesday evening. “It’s quite obvious they didn’t want a deal. They didn’t give (mediator, Vince) Ready anything to work with and then they walked out.” Talks had barely begun before the two sides saw a widening gap between their positions, generally

superintendent. Overall, the headcount projection in the district is roughly 3,900, which is only five students less than last year. Students in grades 10 to 12 from Rossland Secondary School went through orientation days in May and June. However, the count could change during the month of September, when numbers tend to grow. “There have been a number of new students contacting the school looking

focusing on the introduction of a two-tier pay and benefit package for newly hired employees, the introduction of new contract language regarding travel pay, retroactivity of any pay increase, and discussions around a compressed work week altering between five days at 7.5 hours or four days at 10 hours, based on the company’s discretion. The company had a different opinion on the events at the bar-



gaining table. “Unfortunately, talks have broken down,” said Joyce Wagenaar, director of communications for Fortis BC. “Fortis came to the table flexible and open, prepared to bridge the gap in differences but when it became clear that they weren’t going to move on their prior offer, we ended the talks.” The breakdown in talks leaves the union on the picket lines pre-

paring to make applications to the B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB) to expand their picket lines and looking towards a possibility of litigation to resolve the dispute. “We went there being optimistic and hopeful,” said local bargaining committee member Al Bertolussi. “But the stuff they brought us in mediation took us miles apart. There was still room to negotiate but they walked away.”

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to register over the past few days,” said Waterstreet. “And we have heard from a few that won’t be returning so the number will fluctuate.” All schools will be open at 8 a.m. on Sept 3 for the registration of students new to the district and for any local Kindergarten and Grade One pupils not previously registered. The first day will only be a half day from 8:30 a.m. until noon and regular classes will begin the following day.

As August draws to a close signalling to many students the approach of yet another school year, a new crop of kindergarten students are preparing for, what is for them, a whole new adventure into the world of formal education in the K–12 system. Greg Luterbach, School District 20 Superintendent, is expecting a slight increase in the number of new kids entering the SD 20 system this autumn. “As of the end of June we had 289 students registered for kindergarten for the fall,” said Luterbach by email. “We are projecting around 300 so we should achieve that once September comes. By the end of September 2012 (last year) we had 275 kindergarten students so we should be up (as projected) for this year.” Although full-day kindergarten was brought into effect in 2011, the Ministry of Education allows gradual entry to kindergarten, understanding that not all five year-olds are prepared to go into a day-long schedule immediately. Each individual school will be issuing a letter to parents providing specific details of the plan for that school and a general schedule has been developed by SD 20 to help new students (and their parents) prepare. It is important to note that there will be no bussing available for kindergarten students during the gradual entry process. Starting Sept. 3, kindergarten students will begin with a one-hour class to introduce them to their new environment and parents will have the opportunity to sign up for a parent-teacher conference. September 4 and 5 students will attend for two hours but will have Sept. 6 free while their parents have to go to school to begin conferences with their teachers. The following week on Sept. 9 and 10 the new students will be expected to attend the entire morning but will not stay for lunch break and their parents will have to opportunity to continue meeting with teachers in the afternoon. September 11 and 12, students will again attend a half day, until noon and go home for lunch. September 13 is another school free day for kindergarteners but the following week, starting Sept 16, students begin full days of instruction and a regular school bus schedule for them will begin at that point.

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It’s been a long time coming but Salmo will soon be home to an affordable housing complex. The Salmo and Area Affordable Housing project was first conceived by a group of residents in 1987, and in July, contractor Scuka Enterprises were on the Rotter Avenue site ready to finally dig in. Former Salmo Mayor, Phil Berukoff, has been at the helm of the affordable housing initiative since its inception 26 years ago. “Through the years it felt like we were taking one step forward and two steps back,” said Berukoff. “But through the many studies and surveys we have funded, one thing was clear. There is a need for a senior’s home in Salmo.” The Salmo and Area Housing Society flipped a lot of burgers and auctioned countless cords of firewood over the years to raise money to purchase the property currently under development. Now, the Society

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The first stages of affordable housing in Salmo are finally taking shape. has teamed with BC Housing, BC NonProfit Housing Association (BCNPHA) and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to assist funding the $4.5 million project. As the ground was being readied for construction, one taxing matter remained for Berukoff. Late July, he addressed Salmo council in a bid to request a 10-year tax exemption bylaw from the village. He first approached the village in 2012 to request a yearly resolu-

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tion from council for a tax exemption, that could near half a million dollars by 2023. “BC Housing is financing part of our project and would like to have something definite,” explained Berukoff to council. “They’ve requested a bylaw so if council changes in a few years, it cannot come back and say ‘no’ to an exemption. BC Housing is already worried we can’t pay the taxes after the 10 years.” Once the project is complete, taxes owed to the village would be $35,000 for the first year, and estimated to be $42,000 by year ten. The life cycle of the complex is expected to be 50 years, explained Berukoff, adding, over

a 40-year span that would mean $1.6 million in revenue to the village. “The village would stand to lose around $400,000 in taxes in the next decade,” he said. “But I think it’s a good investment because it was raw land before we started and will bring a good return in the future.” Council conceded and gave the bylaw three readings. Next the bylaw must be presented to the public at a Committee of the Whole meeting this fall before final adoption. Historically, taking care of Salmo seniors who required extra help, meant relocation to a facility in Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and beyond.

“It’s about keeping our seniors in our own town,” said Berukoff. “There has been a drive to make it happen and everyone in the community deserves credit.” Since 2005, the 1.6 acre property, located behind the Kootenay Savings Credit Union,was earmarked for the village’s need for senior housing. However, in 2010, the Society, CBT and BCNPHA, in conjunction with the village, determined an overall need for affordable housing in the Salmo community and surrounding area, after a 2006 census revealed average household incomes were the lowest in the Basin. One-third of the area’s population spends 30 per cent or more of its income on housing compared to 21 per cent in other Basin communities, according to a BC Housing summary report based on the census. In addition to 20 units for seniors, design plans were updated to include two (four unit) townhouses for individuals who live in inadequate housing or cannot afford the housing they require. “We are committed to a building that we can be proud of,” said Berukoff. “The units are not low cost, but they will be affordable.”

By Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star

A Lemon Creek resident hardest hit by last month’s jet fuel spill dismisses environmental data released this week as “skewed.” “The samples were taken by SNC Lavalin hired by Executive Flight Centre,” Russell Hulbert told the Star. “Interior Health and the Ministry of Environment make assessments and decisions based on that data. Where is a third-party monitor for the people getting the real information that supports us, not Executive Flight Centre?” Hulbert and his family — including two young children — live on Lemon Creek 2.7 kilometres downstream of the spill site. Displaced since the incident, they have been renting a house in Slocan. He says they continue to see and smell fuel in their water, which comes from a well 30 meters away from the creek. They have no idea how long it will be before they will able to use their water again, and fear it may not be until next year at runoff. “We have nowhere to live and have been given no assistance. We have not turned our well on since the accident,” he said. In a conference call this week, officials said no surface water samples have tested positive for fuel contamination since Aug. 1, and samples collected from at-risk shallow wells downstream of the spill site haven’t detected any fuel —  but Hulbert isn’t buying it. He questioned whether the samples were actually taken from the surface or sub-surface. He also doubts air samples taken in his yard are accurate. “I look at the test results and can’t believe it. I’m appalled. I have serious concerns about the way the samples were taken with regard to the type of fuel.” Hulbert added he has received little support beyond an offer of three days of accommodation in Castlegar and a potable water station at Lemon Creek which was removed four days ago. “We’ve had no backing from some members of our local and provincial government. We’re getting flopped on. We’re not happy about it.” He did have praise, however, for those working for clean-up contractor Quantum Murray: “They’re the only ones who have been doing anything. They’re the only ones who have had my back.” The fuel spill on July 26 saw 33,000 litres of jet fuel enter Lemon Creek.

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NATIONAL No storage for donations

Unemployment rises while job vacancies fall

THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH RIVER, Alta. - The southern Alberta town that everyone had to leave due to flooding says it will no longer take donations of goods because it has run out of storage space. High River said in an email Tuesday that it appreciates the generosity and overwhelming supBRIEFS port it has received since the devastating flood in June. But the town south of Calgary says it no longer has the capacity to sort, store and distribute any more donations of clothing, furniture, appliances and personal care items. The town says if people still want to help, they can make a financial donation the High River Disaster Relief fund through the town’s website at or at any Royal Bank of Canada. More than 400 people recently moved into a long line of trailers on a 40-hectare piece of land north of the town while their flood-damaged homes are either rebuilt or fixed.

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the number of job vacancies dropped slightly during the second quarter, an indication of a weaker labour market. The group representing small and medium-sized businesses says there were 289,800 unfilled jobs in the private sector during the April-July period, a drop of about 5,000 from the previous quarter. The estimate is higher than the 225,000 job vacancies reported by Statistics Canada in May, although the two surveys were in agreement that vacancies are dropping. CFIB chief economist Ted Mallet says the problem appears more acute for small businesses, which have a vacancy rate more than twice that of larger firms. The CFIB notes that, historically, vacancies fall as the unemployment rate rises. At 2.4 per cent of the market, the job vacancy rate in the CFIB survey remains higher than levels seen just following




Over 100 sick at fair

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The number of people reporting symptoms of foodborne illness after attending the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto has now reached almost 100, public officials said Thursday. About a dozen people who had symptoms of gastrointestinal illnesses were treated by paramedics at the fair Tuesday night and five of them were sent to hospital. The number of reported cases rose to 34 on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Toronto Public Health said the agency is focusing its investigation on Epic Burger and Waffles - a food vendor known for its headline-making cronut burger. “However, all possible sources of illness are being investigated,” Dr. Lisa Berger said in a statement. She added that “overall risk to the general public is low.” HIGH FRAME RATE 3D


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the recession, but lower than the 2.8 per cent pre-recession peak in late 2007 and early 2008, when the unemployment rate stood near six per cent. July saw the jobless rate rise onetenth of a point to 7.2 per cent as the economy shed 39,000 workers. The small business lobby group released the survey results in advance of a “Twitter chat” Thursday afternoon with Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney. During the online event, participants called for better labour market information, improved vocational training to address skilled trades labour shortages and solutions to high youth and Aboriginal unemployment. The federal government, with support from business groups, has argued Canada faces an imminent labour shortage, requiring changes to employment insurance. “Acute labour shortages of skilled labour are a real problem in many regions... We need to ensure that Canadians have the skills needed to fill local labour shortages,” Kenney tweet-

Trudeau not apologizing for smoking marijuana

THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC - Justin Trudeau says, yes, he’s inhaled a few times and, yes, he was already a member of Parliament the last time he did and, no, he has no regrets about it. The Liberal leader laid out his past marijuana use in a lengthy interview and in an exchange with reporters Thursday in which

he made no apologies. He said he’s smoked pot five or six times in his life - including three years ago during a backyard get-together - and never really liked it much. Trudeau originally made the marijuana admission in a candid interview with the Huffington Post, in which he also revealed that his youngest

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ed. “Key problem is the skills mismatch: too many jobs without people and people without jobs.” In the March budget, the government also pledged to create a jobs grant program whereby Ottawa, the provinces and businesses share equally - up to a total of $15,000 - in the cost of training a worker for an unfilled job. The so-called “job grant” has been opposed by some provinces as illthought-out and an intrusion on their jurisdiction. Some participants in the Twitter chat, mainly labour groups, questioned whether there actually is a labour shortage in Canada. In a statement, the Alberta Federation of Labour said the Twitter forum was meant to perpetuate the “labour shortage myth” and called the exercise a “cheap gimmick aimed at justifying low-wage policies like the expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker program,” which enables companies to bring in workers from abroad to fill short-term needs.

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f abolishing the Senate is the answer, we are asking the wrong question. Yes, the current shenanigans of a few senators are unacceptable and worthy of censure. Yes, the way people get to be senators is outdated, unacceptable and prevents the upper house from playing its proper constitutional role. But abolition would also prevent that crucial role from being played and its disappearance would be a grievous blow to our constitutional order. Every serious federation in the world has an upper chamber, but I have not seen anyone in the current debate explain why that is and why it matters. Democratic federations seek to balance two kinds of representation: individuals and communities. The lower house (in our case the Commons) represents individuals and hence is universally based on representation by population. Legislation cannot pass parliament unless it has the consent of MPs representing a majority of Canadians. But Canada, like all federations, is also composed of constitutionallyrecognized communities; in our case, the provinces. For national decisionmaking to be legitimate in

a federation, the virtually universal rule is that you need something more than the assent of the majority of individuals; you also need the assent of some important share of the communities that make up the country. The interests of the people who inhabit the provinces or states cannot be fully represented by rep by pop alone. Why? Just think about Canada: for a long time Ontario and Quebec have had enough inhabitants that they could impose their will on the rest of the country if they so wished. Ditto in the U.S. for a handful of big states. That is the vital role played by upper chambers: they confer greater democratic legitimacy on national decisions by ensuring that a double majority is needed, one majority of individuals in the lower house, a majority of communities in the upper house. Because rep by pop is the bedrock principle of democracy, the lower house is always the more powerful of the two. But in a federation it is also important that regionally concentrated majorities cannot run roughshod over the interests of smaller communities. Upper houses play that role. Coalitions of small communities can-


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not rule over the majority of the population, because law-making also requires the agreement of the lower house. But in federations, agreement of the majority is not enough to achieve democratic legitimacy. Perfect equality of provincial representation is not required, but the unavoidable goal is to give smaller communities some counterweight to a population’s political power, ensuring that their interests are also taken into account. Thus Quebec and Ontario, despite having two-thirds of the population, have fewer than half the seats in our Senate. One of Canada’s great political and constitutional weaknesses has been the inability of the Canadian Senate to play this vital role of providing a credible community counterweight to the rep-by-pop based

power of the Commons. Appointed senators simply can never have the democratic horsepower to be a real counterweight to the Commons. The federal government’s legislation, therefore, lacks the legitimacy of the doublemajority system that other federations have found so indispensable, and this is at the root of many of the problems of regional alienation and suspicion of the national government that has plagued this country since 1867. Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, arguably the best premier in the country, thinks that the way around this is to abolish the Senate and rely on the premiers to represent community interests in national decisions. No federation in the world has found this a satisfactory solution, for a variety of reasons. The most important is that premiers are elected to run their provinces. That is not the same thing as being chosen to be a national legislator, someone whose constitutional job it is to represent a provincial constituency while thinking about what is good for Canada. There is a reason why governors are minor political players in Washington, while senators are second only to presidents.

American states are wellrepresented within federal decision-making by senators who, while always attentive to the views of their constituents, understand they are there to be national policymakers. We have only to look at the laughable efforts of our premiers to act as national decision-makers (think about removing internal barriers to trade, or crossprovince collaboration on energy) to see that they are slaves to their parochial interests. That is not a criticism; it’s their job. But it is also why their job cannot be to confer that vital missing element of regionally-representative legitimacy the federal government lacks and needs. Abolishing the Senate would get rid of the institution that should be playing that role, no matter how badly its current version falls short. It would diminish the federal government and empower provincial parochialism. Reform may be hard, but it is the only way. Canada deserves the effort. Brian Lee Crowley ( is the Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa: www.

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A silver bullet for climate change?


ltering environments to into two categories: solar radiasuit our needs is not tion management and carbon new. From clearing dioxide removal. The former land to building dams, involves reflecting solar radiawe’ve done it throughout his- tion back into space. The latter tory. When our technologies is aimed at removing carbon and populations were limited, dioxide from the atmosphere our actions affected small areas and storing it. – though with some cascading Solar radiation manageeffects on interconnected eco- ment includes schemes such systems. as releasing sulphur aerosols We’ve now into the atmosphere entered an era in to scatter sunlight which humans and reduce radiaare a geological tion, creating or force. According whitening clouds by to the website spraying seawater Welcome to the or other materiAnthropocene, als into the air, “There are now and even installing David so many of us, giant reflectors in using so many space. These methresources, that ods don’t affect CO2 Troy Media we’re disrupting levels and so don’t the grand cycles address issues like of biology, chemistry and geol- ocean acidification, but they ogy by which elements like offer possible quick fixes to carbon and nitrogen circulate reduce warming. between land, sea and atmosAn example of carbon removphere. We’re changing the way al is fertilizing oceans with iron. water moves around the globe Iron stimulates growth of small as never before. Almost all the algae called phytoplankton, planet’s ecosystems bear the which remove carbon dioxide marks of our presence.” from the sea and release oxygen One of our greatest impacts is through photosynthesis. This global warming, fuelled by mas- allows the oceans to absorb sive increases in atmospheric additional CO2 from the atmoscarbon dioxide from burning phere. When the plankton die oil, coal and gas. Thanks in part and sink to the ocean floor, they to self-preserving industrialists, become buried under other complicit governments and materials, storing the carbon deluded deniers, we’ve failed within them. to take meaningful action to The Alberta and federal govaddress the problem, even ernments have spent billions on though we’ve known about it their favoured carbon-reducfor decades. Many now argue tion method, carbon capture the best way to protect human- and storage – trapping CO2 ity from the effects is to further released by burning fossil fuels alter Earth’s natural systems and pumping it into the ground through geoengineering. – but this method has yet to be Geoengineering to com- perfected. bat climate change is largely Many schemes are contrountested. Because we’ve stalled versial and have shown mixed so long on reducing carbon results in tests, and the danger emissions and still aren’t doing of unintended consequences is enough, we may have to con- real, including further catassider it. What will that mean? trophic, irreversible damage to As it relates to climate the climate system. change, geoengineering falls One major drawback with


geoengineering is the mistaken idea that it can be a substitute for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. That many geoengineering projects are fraught with danger and would not resolve the problem quickly enough or even effectively – and would do little or nothing to resolve other fossil fuel problems such as pollution – makes this a critical concern. There’s also the matter of who would decide what methods to apply and when and where. The issue of “rogue” geoengineering has also cropped up in my part of the world, when an American businessman working with the Haida village of Old Massett dumped 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the ocean in 2012 for a salmon restoration and carbon-reduction project. A U.K. Royal Society study concludes that geoengineering “should only be considered as part of a wider package of options for addressing climate change” and carbon dioxide reduction methods should be preferred over more unpredictable solar radiation management. Scientists at the Berlin Social Science Research Centre suggest creating “a new international climate engineering agency . . . to coordinate countries’ efforts and manage research funding.” Because some geoengineering is likely unavoidable, that’s a good idea. But rather than rationalizing our continued use of fossil fuels in the false belief that technology will enable us to carry on with our destructive ways, we really need governments, scientists and industry to start taking climate change and greenhouse gas emissions seriously. We can’t just engineer our way out of the problem. Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Old-time cops and old-time ideas

An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has regrettably endorsed the obsolete view that marijuana should not be legalized or decriminalized. The chiefs also failed to offer a solid argument in favour of the country’s failed prohibition policies, which have fuelled the growth of gangs, while criminalizing thousands of young people for what society largely regards as an acceptable indulgence. Police have the option of warning an offender in possession of a small amount of

marijuana, or charging them criminally, depending on the circumstances. The association, however, has proposed a third option that would allow officers the discretion of issuing a ticket that would involve a fine, but no criminal record. The chiefs said they need the ticketing option to punish people whose offence warrants some punishment, but not a criminal record. Such a policy would help reduce congestion in the courts, they say, which is probably true, but decriminalization would go much further to reducing the problem.

The association said a man smoking pot while driving would normally be charged criminally with possession because it’s considered more serious. But that makes little sense. Police shouldn’t be charging someone with possession to deal with impaired driving. Furthermore, in a legalized environment, pot smokers could be charged with impaired driving. The chiefs missed an opportunity to modernize the country’s marijuana laws, demonstrating they are out of touch with public sentiment.

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Friday, August 16, 2013 Trail Times

PEOPLE OBITUARIES HORNSETH (NEE MCKINNON), MARY ILEAN — was born on November 29, 1930 at the Whim Road family farm house in Prince Edward Island. She was the 9th of 10 surviving children born to Mary and Hugh McKinnon; weighing just over two pounds she was wrapped in cotton and oil and kept alive in a shoe box placed on the warmer above the wood stove. Although a child of the depression years, her childhood was rich with family and food that was grown or raised on the farm. Mary lost her parents while in her teens and left for Halifax, Nova Scotia at the age of eighteen. In 1955 she met and married the love of her life Ed Hornseth, who was a Navymen based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and while they divorced some 30 years ago, their love and support for each other endured to the end. Three of their five children were born in Halifax and in 1958 Ed, Mary, three toddlers and Mary’s sister (Minnie), piled into the car and headed west to BC where Ed was from. Cranbrook, Greenwood, Calgary and Creston were briefly visited by the family but Fruitvale become their home in 1963. Mary was initially terrified of the

THOEN, THOEN, Barry Barry Edwin Edwin ItIt isis with with great great sadness sadness that that we we announce announce the the sudden sudden passing passing of of Barry Barry Edwin Edwin Thoen Thoen on on August August 19, 19, 2013. 2013. He He passed passed away away from from complications complications following following aa stroke stroke at at the the Kelowna Kelowna General General Hospital. Hospital. Barry Barry was was predeceased predeceased by by his his parents, parents, Edwin Edwin and and Agnes Agnes as as well well as as his his brother brother Brian. Brian. He He leaves leaves behind behind his his two two daughters, daughters, Emily Emily and and Melissa Melissa and and their their mother, mother, Donna. Donna. He He will will be be remembered remembered by by all all of of his his family family and and friends. friends. Barry Barry enjoyed enjoyed many many outdoor outdoor activities, activities, including including fifishing, shing, camping camping and and hunting. hunting. His His outgoing outgoing personality personality and and sense sense of of humor humor could could always always get get the the whole whole crowd crowd going. going. He He will will be be missed missed by by many. many. AA Celebration Celebration of of his his life life will will be be held held on on Thursday, Thursday, August August 29, 29, 2013 2013 from from 4:00 4:00 pm pm to to 7:00 7:00 pm pm at at Bradner Bradner Hall, Hall, 5305 5305 Bradner Bradner Road, Road, Bradner, Bradner, BC. BC. InInlieu lieuof offlflowers, owers,please pleasemake makeaadonation donationto tothe theAbbotsford Abbotsford Hospice Hospice Society, Society, Holmberg Holmberg House, House, 33134 33134 Marshall Marshall Road, Road, Abbotsford, Abbotsford, BC BC V2S V2S 1K5. 1K5. Tributes Tributes and and condolences condolences may may be be left left at at

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mountains but grew to love the security they provided and vowed never to leave them. Seventeen years passed before her first return to PEI and while afraid of flying, she returned two more times. Mary loved the open roads and her white 1963 Pontiac Persian convertible. She drove stock cars in the 70’s and won a Powder Puff race; enjoyed many years of bowling and bowled in the BC Seniors Games, while playing Yatzee, cards and bingo throughout her life. Mary’s greatest accomplishment and love were her five children and she was so proud of us all. During her twenty years as a bartender, she also touched the lives of many people and as she settled with resistance into retirement at 60, she began nurturing her friends and neighbours at the Manor. Our mom was a great lady, a woman of inner strength and determination, a woman who gave freely of herself to us and others and a woman who aged with grace and gentleness never losing her sense of humour. She was predeceased by her parents, six brothers, two sisters and in 2007 our dad. She left us peacefully on August 16th and while she is gone in body, her spirit will live on and she will be greatly missed by her 5 children (Charmaine, Glen, Gwen, Lorne and Cindy); 9 grandchildren (Nicole, Brad, Wade, Lea, Bryce, Courtney, Cole, Dylan and Robyn); 10 great grandchildren; her sister, Minnie; nieces and nephews; extended family and many friends. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 1:00 pm at her son’s house (Lorne), 2080 Grieve Road in Fruitvale (across from the sawmill). In lieu of flowers, any donations on mom’s behalf to the Trail SPCA would be appreciated. *** THOMPSON, DAVID CARL — It is with a heavy heart that the family and friends of David are mourning his sudden passing at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on August 20, 2013. His short, very painful battle with cancer is over. Dave followed a “road less travelled” and experienced many things in his brief 54 years that most would dare not. He had dreams, one of which began when he joined Sea Cadets at a young age. The ocean beckoned, and his dream of sailing was life-long.  A kind and gentle soul, David always saw the best in people and was the first to lend a helping hand. Stray dogs were also taken in and that’s where Lodi came to share David’s life for many years.   David was always in some type of construction work, and his tools were his prize possession; wherever he was, he was ready to work. Among carpen-

try jobs, Dave worked with steel and on many high-rise building around the province. He dabbled in gold-panning, living off the land --- being the happiest near ocean.  Like Grumpa Steve (Mikalishen), David was a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’.  It meant a lot to Dave to have family around – all the ladies got one of his great hugs!! David loved the elderly people taking time to listen to their stories, yet would also find time to play with the children on their level. David had something that most should aspire to have – the biggest, most caring and loving heart.  A large part of Dave’s life was that he tried to live as his ‘daily readings/meditations’ suggested and would never utter an unkind word toward or about others. His hand-held “Twentyfour Hours a Day” book was at his side, which kept him focused and worthy of a ‘heart to heart’ with Auntie Bob! He was quite knowledgeable about life and how others should be treated.  Fittingly, the prayer on the day of Dave’s passing was... “I pray that I may be freed from things that hold me down. I pray that my spirit may soar in freedom.”  As Dave’s sickness developed, he kept in touch with others through Facebook under the name ‘Fortunate One’ which of course was answered with – “That’s my Boy—!” His positive outlook was like a magnet and before retiring for the evening, Dave would say, “thanks for cooking – Love You”. He suffered much under the guise of his beautiful smile and sparkling blue eyes. He is survived by his parents, Carl and Bev Thompson, sisters Jodi (Justin), Stephanie (Chris), niece Jaiden, nephews Connor, Lachlan, Tristan and Colton; many uncles, aunts and cousins and two special ladies. David has joined his grandparents and great-gramma Nellie.   We have solace to know that Dave now sails upon the Calming Seas of Forever with loved ones gone on before, Lodi and Yazza at the helm with him. The Fortunate One will be greatly missed.  A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at Carl and Bev’s home, 900-12th Avenue, Montrose on Sunday, August 25, from  12pm to 5pm.  Parking of motorhomes and campers may be at the Lion’s Park in Beaver Falls.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation at 150-686 West Broadway St., Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1G1, or the S.P.C.A. at 7700 Highway 3B, Trail, BC V1R 2L9, You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives. ca *** 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.myalternatives. ca *** 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.

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Perennials can help brighten shady spots


fter several weeks of hot summer sun, I’ve become even more fond of shade gardens. I’d probably do a lot more work in the garden beds if they were all in shaded areas, with a cool breeze blowing through! My brother would tell me “in Patty’s perfect world.....” There aren’t too many shrubs that do well without sun, but there’s no end of interesting perennials to brighten shady spots. I’ve brought a few favourites with me to the new garden. Number one on the list is an ornamental grass I’ve mentioned previously - the golden-variegated Japanese Hakone grass (Hakonechloa aureola). It’s soft, yellow, bamboo-like leaves have narrow green strips and arch all to one side like a waterfall. In moist, well-drained soil, Hakone will grow two feet tall and wide. I’ve tried lots of ferns but the ones who made ‘the cut’ were the Japanese Painted fern (Athyrium nipponicum ‘Pictum’) with its beautiful grey/green fronds and wine red stems and the Maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum) with finely-textured


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splayed fronds and black, wiry stems. Both grow approximately 12 to 14 inches tall and wide. The only other perennials I could squeeze into the shade garden were the spectacular ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian bugloss (Brunnera) that offers a month of bright blue flowers first thing in spring followed by stunning foliage for the rest of the season; the Lenten rose (Helleborus niger) that blooms in March; and of course, my two favourite hostas - ‘Elegans’ and ‘Francee’. If I had more room, I’d add some largeleafed, fabulous foliages like the Shield Leaf (Astilboide tubalaris). It’s rounded leaves can reach two to three feet across and it grows four feet tall and three feet wide. Another would be the Umbrella plant (Darmera peltata) with foliage that forms a lovely,

vase-like clump. It’s leaves are also two to three feet across but it grows three to six feet tall and three feet wide. For additional bold impact, I’d plant a ‘Chocolate Wings’ Rodger’s flower (Rodgersia pinnata). It’s divided, quilted leaves begin deep cocoa bronze in spring, later changing to dark green in summer before returning to brown in fall. Big plumes of deep-pink flowers appear on tall stalks in early summer. It grows about two feet tall by three feet wide. And, last but not least, I’d love to include a number of Astilbe, a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers in either pink, red or white atop glossy, fern-like foliage. The flower clusters vary in size from six inches to two feet and its height varies from six inches to five feet, depending on the variety. While some experts will classify them as ‘tough’, I’ve found they will only survive in dappled sunlight and even moisture. If allowed to dry out, they don’t recover. All these perennial beauties for shade need to be kept consistently moist and are zone hardy in the

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The Hakonechloa aureola (above) and the Astilboide tubularis are examples of perennials that add variety to a garden while thriving in shaded areas.

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Smokies, Saints square off in preseason

and everyone seems to get along, it’s going to As the Trail Smoke be awesome, I can’t Eaters finish off train- wait.” ing camp this weekSelkirk College won end, they look forward the BC Intercollegiate to their only exhibition Hockey League chamgame at home against pionship last season, the Selkirk College and although it is the Saints in a game that inaugural meeting will showcase lots between the Smokies of local talent in the and the Saints, Selkirk historic first meet- College coach Jeff ing Tuesday at the Dubois says it could Cominco be the start Arena. of a popular “Honestly, “I expect annual tilt. I think if we it to be “I think a pretty it’s great play the way good game and hopethey’re a we can, there’s fully a game no way we pretty good that gets team, so it some local won’t make will be lots interest,” the playoffs.” said Dubois. of fun,” said Smokies “Before I adam wheeldon d - m a n came to Braden Selkirk, Pears. “I have some I was at SFU and we friends on that team did a game with the too so looking forward Coquitlam Express in to it.” the BCHL and it was It’s the first exhib- always competetive ition game of the year and it always somefor either team, and thing that got a bigger the first chance for crowd than a typical Smokie fans to get a BCHL versus BCHL glimpse of this year’s exhibition game, and talent, led by team cap- it was a good way to tain Adam Wheeldon expose our program to of Nelson, and assist- that team.” ant captains Scott The Smokies will ice Davidson of Trail and returning Trail natives Victoria native Pears. in Davidson and Jake “I’m completely Lucchini, as well excited for this year,” as Fruitvale’s Mitch said Wheeldon. “We Foyle, and last seagot a great group of son’s AP Riley Brandt guys out there already of Trail. Throw in Jesse By Jim Bailey

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Games influx injects life into Kamloops economy KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops economy is getting a shot in the arm this week as nearly 4,000 B.C. seniors with their families and supporters descended on the Okanagan city for the BC Seniors Games. Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes lit the torch Wednesday in Kamloops, officially opening the Games. “The BC Seniors Games are a joyous and inspiring celebration of good health throughout life. The participants in these Games show all British

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Goaltender Dustin Nikkel had no chance as Alex Kalav made no mistake on this nice centring pass at the Trail Smokies training camp scrimmage on Thursday at the Cominco Arena. The Smokies open exhibition season when they host the Selkirk College Saints on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cominco Arena. Knowler of Castlegar KIJHL, and Fruitvale’s will be some friendly age, Dubois expects that have come out and Wheeldon, Adam Arie Postmus who fin- rivalries,” said Dubois. it to be a good game, gives me an optimistic Maida, and Linden ished his junior career The Smokies will with the teams evenly feeling.” The Smokies also Horswill from Nelson with the Beaver Valley likely carry 27 skat- matched. and the home team Nitehawks last season. ers into the exhibition “You have a bit of welcome the return has strong Kootenay “There’s some cool game against Selkirk, advantage in some of goalie Adam Todd, representation. connections there, I a team that is made cases with older guys, d-men Valik Chichkin Similarly, when the mean Logan Proulx up of college age play- but the flip side of that and Braedon Jones, Saints come marching was the captain in Trail ers, but as Davidson is just the physical and the return of a into Cominco Arena for a short time and says, “It should be fun condition that junior healthy Bryce Knapp. they’ll be led by former Darnell Dyck who is playing Arie Postmus, age players keep them- After coming so close Trail forward Logan one of our incoming and Mason Spear, and selves in. I expect that last season, Trail will Proulx, as well as new first year guys played they’re pretty good so they’ll be raring to look to take the next recruit Garrett Kucher in Trail, and some local it will be a challenge go, and certainly my step into the playoffs of Trail, formerly of the kids and relationships for sure.” experience playing col- this year. “Honestly I think if Osoyoos Coyotes of the there, so I think there Despite the edge in lege teams against junior teams has always we play the way we can, been a competitive there’s no doubt we Senior Games experience.” won’t make the playWhile the Smokies offs,” said Wheeldon. wrap up their camp on As for the Saints, Saturday, the Saints with 15 players Columbians that fitness and active, press time Thursday, with three gold, won’t have a chance returning from last healthy lifestyles can be maintained at two silver, and three bronze won in the to hit the ice until years championship any age. I congratulate all the partici- pool and on the track. Fraser Valley Sunday. team, the coach is conpants, coaches and volunteers involved leads all Zones with 27 medals, includ“We’re on the ice fident his team has the in these Games-they are great role ing 11 gold, 11 silver, and five bronze. the first day the ice potential to repeat. models for us all.” The BC Seniors Games celebrate goes in on Sunday in “There’s always The government of British Columbia active and healthy seniors in British Castlegar, so we’re talk of the championis contributing $175,000 for the sport Columbia. Participants range in age going to be play- ship hangover,” added and cultural event - an investment that from 55 to over 90 and take part in 24 ing Tuesday night on Dubois. “I think we’ve typically results in over $2 million in events at the Games. a fairly quick turn got a group of guys economic impact for the host comOne of the key goals of the BC around,” said Dubois. that won it last year, munity. Seniors Games is to provide a platform Trail has a good certainly we’re a skilled The Zone 6 Kootenay-boundary for competition, demonstrating the core of players team, but the X-factor contingent had won eight medals by abilities of seniors in the process. returning this season, was the work ethic and but there are some the compete level, and The rigidity of a tire’s sidewall can 250-364-2825 noticeable absences I suspect that guys are affect cornering stability. And it’s 8137 Old Waneta Road from camp in Marley going to come back TRAIL BC just one of the many aspects of Keca, Shane Poulsen, very hungry to do it a tire that an OK Tire technician Austin Adduono, and again.” Luke Sandler. The Smokies contakes into consideration before “Obvously coming tinue camp today at recommending the right tire for in and losing Sandler 6 p.m., and culminate At participating stores your vehicle. and Adduono, two key with game on Saturday • Air Conditioning players, was kind of at noon. The Smokies uneasy about it,” said play the Saints • Tune Ups • Brakes & Shocks Davidson. “But seeing Tuesday at 7 p.m. at No job too big or small a bunch of the kids the Cominco Arena. Ask about a courtesy car

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Sports kootenay robusters

Jan Micklewaite Rossland, survivor 12-year paddler

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Ko looks to repeat at Canadian Open

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Pat Tjader Trail, survivor 5-year paddler Joy Andersen photos

The Trail Times features five more of the Kootenay Robusters dragon-boat team that 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 and become a Robuster. To join or for more info ph: Debbie at 364-0993 in Trail; Joy in Castlegar at 365-3794; Rae in Grand Forks - 442-3333; Kathy in Rossland - 362-9644; Jeanie, Christina Lk.- 447-6169.

Smokies’ fans learning to love again


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ime was, when the players were all local, fans knew from year to year who would be on, or trying to make, the local junior hockey team roster. These days, not so much. So, every season fans need to relearn to support the, “local,” team. It helps that there are usually several local, or relatively local (Castlegar, Nelson, Nakusp, even Grand Forks, Spokane and even the East Kootenay can count here) players, among whom are important pieces of the team puzzle. Quite often the, “local,” teams are staffed predominantly with, “imports,” from all over North America and beyond, which makes it just a bit harder to learn to love the roster. That learning can be further hindered when, after spending the off-season anticipating those players eligible to return and further fulfill apparent potential will return and help the team step up a notch, and a few standings places, are nowhere to be found when training camp begins. That is true this season. The 2012-13 Smokies looked to be losing six or seven

players, max, from the team that finished strongly, but out of the playoffs. It looks now like that count will be 12 or 13, including at least a few who were/are expected to fully blossom as Junior A elite players this season. Sometimes those deletions come by way of trades and are announced to the press/fans. Sometimes fans are pleased with the trades, sometimes not. Sometimes, however, players are just not there when the team comes back, which cuts a hole in the emotional link the fans have developed with whatever roster existed the last time they saw the team play. Insiders often have the skinny on those happenings, but most fans spend little time in the off-season quizzing those insiders about the new season - until the new season

arrives. Then, the, “learning to love again,” process can begin. The 2013-14 junior hockey season approaches apace, so even though the arena entrance looks to be protected from incursions by everything but razor wire, ambitious Smoke Eater supporters can begin the process of learning the team anew, grabbing their season or block passes and hoping for the best. The only exhibition game at Cominco Arena is Tuesday. The first regular season game is Sept. 13. Here’s hoping fans of junior hockey stay hopeful, and get committed - a strong start by the team would help in that regard because junior hockey is a significant part of the winter economy here and the teams’ books must, eventually, balance for the enterprises involved to stay afloat in the area. See you at the rink.

NFL Friday, Aug. 23

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EDMONTON - Lydia Ko is back on top of the Canadian Women’s Open leaderboard. The 16-year-old Ko, the winner last year at Vancouver Golf Club at an LPGA Tour-record age of 15 years, 4 months, shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday at Royal Mayfair for a share of the early first-round lead. The South Korean-born New Zealander had six birdies and a bogey. Angela Stanford also opened with a 65, and Paula Creamer shot 66. Charley Hull, the 17-year-old English player coming off a strong performance last week in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory, had a 69 playing alongside Ko.


New Orleans at Houstn, 4 p.m Minnesota at San Fran, 8 p.m.

Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Buffalo at Wash 4:30 p.m. Cleveland at Indy, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. KC at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Phila at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Tampa 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

Baseball American League

Today’s Games Minnesota (Deduno 7-7) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 9-7), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Straily 6-7) at Baltimore (B.Norris 9-10), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 10-6) at N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 0-0), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-8) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-5), 7:10 p.m.

Texas (M.Perez 6-3) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 9-11), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Redmond 1-1) at Houston (Lyles 5-6), 8:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-6) at Kansas City (B.Chen 5-1), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 8-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 9-9), 10:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 3-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-6), 10:10 p.m. National League Today’s Games Arizona (Miley 9-8) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-13),

MEADOW CREEK SPAWNING CHANNEL: NEW VIEWING HOURS, & OPEN HOUSE Due to increased bear activity, Meadow Creek Spawning Channel, at the north end of Kootenay Lake, will be open to the public between:

10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. each day

You can see spawning kokanee between late August and early October, with the best viewing time typically during the first two weeks of September. Please be aware that due to human-bear conflicts, Meadow Creek Spawning Channel may be completely closed to the public at any time, by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO).


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On Sunday Sept 8, the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program and FLNRO will be hosting an Open House at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel. View the kokanee, talk to biologists, find out about ‘BearSmart’, and the Nutrient Restoration Program in Kootenay Lake. A great free, family event! For more information about the new opening times, or the Open House, call 250-354-6333

7:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 11-7) at Miami (Koehler 3-8), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-9) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-6) at Kansas City (B.Chen 5-1), 8:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 10-11) at St. Louis (Wainwright 14-7), 8:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 7-13) at San Diego (Volquez 9-10), 10:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 4-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-7), 10:15 p.m.


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Rhiannon Louise Wallace, daughter of Lawrence and Corinne Wallace of Trail, graduated with honours from the Bachelor of Science in Microbiology program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan on June 6, 2013. Rhiannon has secured a graduate student position at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and is now pursuing her Masters and eventually a doctorate degree supported by Agriculture Canada.


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.

Cost of raising a child lower than most people believe, says institute

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The Fraser Institute says it’s never been easier financially to raise a child in Canada, with the annual cost much lower than many believe. The conservative think-tank says it is possible to raise a child on about $3,000-$4,000 a year, and even less if parents only include necessary expenses and are careful with their dollars. That is a far cry from some studies that have put the annual expense per child in the $10,000$15,000 range _ with the total bill for raising a child to age 18 at more than $200,000. The Fraser Institute says in a new paper that the higher numbers are discouraging for lower income Canadians, who might come away with the conclusion they cannot afford to have children. But many lower income people can and do raise healthy children, says the paper, authored by economist Christopher Sarlo. Sarlo concedes his lower estimate is based on the cost of providing a child’s essential needs, such as food, clothing, personal care, household supplies, recreation and school supplies. Very few frills are included in the Fraser total, including no allowance for daycare or lost income if one parent decides to stay home to take

care of the children. That is likely to raise the ire of some family and early-education supporters, who argue that daycare has become a necessity for many dual income couples and important for a child’s social and educational development. Sarlo said the exclusion of daycare is not because it is not a legitimate expense but because the majority of parents have zero child-care costs, saying the item is best treated as a special expense for families for whom it applies. That cost alone, however, would more than double the Fraser annual estimate for those families. The paper also notes that some affluent parents no doubt spend plenty of money on their children _ for music lessons, trips to Disney World, expensive clothing, elaborate toys and games, and on education, including private school. But these expenses are not needed in order to raise a healthy child at socially acceptable standards, the paper argues. In truth, Sarlo says, it has never been financially easier to raise a child in Canada because the necessities represent a smaller portion of family income, real incomes are higher, there are more dual income families, and couples are having fewer children than ever before.

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The rebuilding of St. Rita’s By Marvin Beatty Castlegar News

St. Rita’s church in Castlegar, a parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nelson, was struck by arson five months ago, destroying a building that had been home to weddings, funerals, baptisms and much prayer. Three days after the blaze, Lee Wilding of Castlegar was arrested. He and a female — also from Castlegar and who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act — were each charged with two counts of arson relating to the fire at the church and another the same night which destroyed a vehicle owned by the Red Cross at Kinnaird Community Church. Though the building is gone, the church community remains strong and a path forward is being forged. “A lot of people were very upset and distressed because they really felt a loss. Not only that, there was the fact that we didn’t know why the events had happened,” said Reverend Father David John. John said people may have felt different if the church had, for example, been hit by lightning but when the cause was determined as arson it was unsettling. “It made it very difficult because [we asked] was it an attack against us or was it just random?”, he said. “It’s sort of odd when a complete stranger does something that impinges your life because you just ask why.” He added if there’s a why you can get past that question and get on with healing. John said it was recognized early on that the way forward had to involve all church members. The Diocese, erected February 22, 1936 and serving parishes in the Kootenays and the Okanagan, currently ministers to approximately 78,000 Catholics. After the fire, decisions were made to convert some of the remaining space to other uses, providing continuity of the many services offered. One classroom is now a temporary office, another has become a weekday chapel with seating for about 30 and the hall has become the location for mass. John said he’s not rushing through the rebuild because he wants people to understand what a church is and what is done within it. “The hall we’ve got set up for our liturgy at the moment is much more attuned to the type of liturgy that I celebrate than a long, thin church was,” he said. “I actually feel much more comfortable because there was 20-something rows there [in the former church] and we’ve got five rows here; I can have eye contact with everyone.” John said it was important in the process of rebuilding, that all of the aspects of the way the church celebrates their religious beliefs were examined. “If we had started designing the church the day after the old one burned down, we would have built the old one again,” he said. “It would have been the primary model in people’s minds.” John said he would like to forgo the traditional architect and tender process. “We want to get a specification, not a design,” he said. “So many seats, these features and then throw it out to tender and say we have this amount of money, what can you do with this?” The hope is to get three or four outline ideas they can look at and decide upon. “It’s not an easy process but that’s where we are at the moment,” said John. Keeping the congregation informed is important, he said, as there will be a lot of practical things involved once at the building phase. “I’d like to see us break ground after the winter,” said John. “And by the end of the summer have a building we can get in to.”

Trail & District Churches

How God sees us 1 Samuel 16:7 “The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.” The prophet Samuel quoted these words when he was about to choose a new king. People thought they knew who he would pick because of how they looked. He reminds them that this is not how God makes His choice. This verse reminds us as well that things have not changed. People still look at the outside of a person- their appearance. Perhaps there has never been a time when looks have been so important. Check out any modern magazine and it is full of advice on how to look good and stay young. People look at the status and family background and the credentials of others. It seems who people are on the outside is all that matters. This verse clearly states that God does not see us that way, He looks at what is going on inside, looking at the inner person, looking at the heart. When He looks within He sees everything, the things we want to hide, the things that bring us hurt, all our thoughts and feelings are open to Him. He sees the real us. There are things inside that no one knows about. But God knows. The great thing is He also sees someone He loves. He sees the changes He can make in us and what we can become with His help. What hope this gives us! Major Heather Harbin The Salvation Army Sponsored by the Churches of Trail and area and

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Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30am

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish

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

Prayer First begins at 10am.

Holy Trinity Parish St. Anthony’s Church

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

SUNDAY SERVICES 10AM Special Guest Speakers Sun August 25th Illusionist/Speaker Rodney Fortin Fun for the Whole Family Further Info

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Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge Trail United Church and St. Andrew’s United Church Rossland Join for Worship in Rossland from August 4th to September 4th Service at 9am Beaver Valley United Church 1917 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale

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Friday, August 23, 2013 Trail Times


Turn the other cheek with angry ex Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

saying hurtful things about me to the kids, who apparently don’t defend me. I’ve always made myself available for emergency calls, babysitting the grandchildren, etc. How do I handle the next visit? -- No Longer So Nice Dear No: With kindness. The ex is going to say bitter things, and when her kids are with her, they don’t defend you because it would create a problem with their mother. We urge you not to make an issue of this. They obviously have a decent relationship with you, and this should not be taken lightly. It’s also possible that Mom, with her own insecurities, is

Dear Quebec: First, decide where your interests lie. Do you enjoy the arts? Join a choir or theater group. Sign up for an art class or learn guitar. Do you like working with kids? Volunteer with a literacy program or at a children’s hospital. Interested in civics? Offer your time to a local politician, or check city hall for opportunities to make a difference in your community. Can you help at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen? What about your local library or chamber of commerce? Try meetup. com or the Red Hat Society (redhatsociety. org). You may need to try out a few places before you find something that’s a “good fit,” but please don’t give up. Many places would welcome someone with your energy. Dear Annie: “California” wondered whether it was rude to read his hosts’ newspaper before they woke

up. I, too, like to read my paper with my morning coffee. Here’s my solution: When I travel, I take my home paper with me. I then buy a local paper at a gas station, convenience store or some place in the town I am visiting. I tend to

buy additional papers from surrounding towns. Since the people I am visiting usually subscribe to only one newspaper, they enjoy reading the additional ones I bring. That way, I have several papers to read at my leisure, and my hosts have theirs.

-- Another Early News Addict Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to

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pressuring Susie. You don’t have to include her in everything you plan, but please be the bigger person and do so when you can. Dear Annie: I’m a healthy, active, happily married 61-yearold female. I work part time, but after all these years, I find the work monotonous. I exercise and socialize at the local fitness facility, but that’s kind of same old, same old. Then I go home, do some cleaning and organizing, and end up looking for things to do. I don’t know where I’m going or what to do with myself. My husband is a few years younger. We have different interests, so he isn’t going to be helpful. I keep an eye open for volunteer opportunities, but haven’t seen anything that’s a good fit. I know I’m lucky and am not complaining. But do you have any suggestions for me? -- Montreal West Island, Quebec

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He has four children with his ex-wife, who lives nearby. The divorce was not pleasant, and my husband still has a lot of resentment. Neither of us is comfortable around the ex. So how do I explain to my 30-year-old stepdaughter, “Susie,” that when we have gatherings with his kids, we don’t want to include their mother? Three of their kids live in the area and can visit Mom whenever they wish. When Susie comes into town, all of the kids gather at their mother’s, and she never invites us. That’s fine. But for some reason, Susie feels that since her mother is single and “alone,” she should be invited to our home whenever Susie is in town. Until now, I’ve been nice about it and included her. But I recently found out that the ex has been


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relations with others are passionate today; in fact, a casual relationship might heat up into something romantic. Actually, all your encounters with others will be intense. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Don’t be demanding with co-workers today, which you might be tempted to do. Yes, you feel your needs are preeminent and important, but others feel the same way. Cool your jets. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Romantic passion is strong today. This is the kind of day when love at first sight can begin. Sports events, activities with children, movies, musical performances and show business are likewise affecting today. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Family discussions will

be passionate today because people are intense about what they want. Basically, you are lobbying for improvements at home. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You can sell snow to the Eskimos today, because you are so convincing! This is a strong, productive day for those of you who write, sell, market, teach or act for a living. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If shopping today, you might feel obsessed with getting something. (“I have to have it!”) Some of you will feel similarly obsessed with earning money or hanging on to your possessions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Usually, you are wise about seeing the middle ground. Today, however, everything seems to be black or white; yes or no; right or wrong. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

Disturbing influences might create tension for you today. Some of you are involved in behind-thescenes activities, including secret love affairs. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your dealings with others today, especially in group situations, will be intense and memorable. You feel compelled to tell others your views. You even might want to rally others to join

you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Romance with your boss or someone older, richer or worldlier might begin now. Perhaps this is just a secret crush. Whatever the case, it’s intense, not mild. (Oh yeah.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You feel passionately about many things today, especially philosophical ideas, politics and religion. You also might

be keen to travel somewhere. A foreign romance could begin. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might benefit from the wealth of others at this time. (Be open to gifts, goodies and favors coming your way.) Meanwhile, back in the boudoir, relationships are hot! YOU BORN TODAY You have an investigative mind and are thorough in every-









thing you do. You like to unravel mysteries and discover the truth of things. You love to learn anything -- philosophy, science, modern history. You’re a natural researcher, both academically and about the world around you. You can be a good parent. This year you will focus on partnerships and close friends. Birthdate of: Orson Scott Card, author; Rupert Grint, actor; Orla Fallon, singer.


Friday, August 23, 2013 Trail Times

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This right now is a beautiful moment I close my eyes – capture it, hold it The sky cascades somewhere beyond I feel the wind and I know you ride on I can see the art you’ve carved in the sky I know you have wings, I can see you fly I can feel your presence in the cool winter air but always I’ll wonder, why can’t you be here Some of life’s questions are too heavy to hold so I’ll put to rest the ones I can’t know Save for the certainty that lives within you ride on, the breath of the wind.



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TUPPERWARE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! Saturday September 7, Sandman Inn 1944 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Great in-stock savings. Susan Wilson, Independent Tupperware Consultant (250) 2267751, or visit


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


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

fax 250.368.8550 email Career Career In Memoriam In Memoriam Opportunities Opportunities In Loving Memory of

Apply online today at

Help Wanted

Gilbert (Bert) Robson

We the family of Bert Robson would like to express our gratitude for the kindness and sympathy shown in the recent passing of dad. Thank you to the caring staff at Trail Hospital and the Interior Health home support ladies, Neil Jarvie, legion members and ladies auxiliary for the wonderful service and lunch. Thank you to the staff at Alternative Funeral Services and the Bank of Montreal who were so caring and helpful. Special thanks to our friends and family for your caring help and comfort, food, flowers, cards and phone calls. “May” thank you for your years of caring companionship. Everyone’s kindness, stories and memories made this difficult time a celebration of life as dad would have wanted. Dad you will certainly be missed. Love your family

Wes, Elaine, Brenda, Terry, Wendy, Brian, Sandra, our spouses, children and grandchildren

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

Help Wanted

career opportunity Contracts Technician Reference Number 1310 Reporting to the Manager, Procurement and Contracts, the Contracts Technician is accountable for the preparation, development, and administration of purchase orders and contracts for Columbia Power Corporation, as well as providing support to the project managers overseeing the work under service and construction contracts. This includes obtaining and processing various contractor pre-qualification documents such as WCB, insurance, and bonding as well as preparing and issuing purchase order and contractual changes and amendments. The Contracts Technician will also be responsible for creating competitive bid documentation and developing related agreements for various program operations and support services under the guidance and direction of the Manager, Procurement and Contracts. This position will prepare, review and administer agreements by working closely with business stakeholders, and will correspond with outside parties to ensure service contracts meet Columbia Power’s business goals and requirements. Q UA L I F I C AT I O N S:

ǩ College diploma or university degree. ǩ Completion of a Professional designation or Diploma in Supply Chain Management would be preferred. ǩ Be in good standing with the Purchasing Management Association of Canada. ǩ Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience in a related position. ǩ A good knowledge of contract language and legal requirements for contracts (note that this requirement will be tested). ǩ Adaptable/flexible; being open to change in response to new information in a high paced environment. ǩ Strong negotiation skills, business acumen, interpersonal, and communication skills. To apply for this position please submit cover letter & resume to by September 6

Place a classified word ad and...


Trail Times Friday, August 23, 2013 A17

Classifieds Merchandise for Sale


Houses For Sale


Rentals Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

TRAIL, 3 bedroom 1 bathroom, minutes to Gyro Park and Columbia River. 4 appliances, fenced yard, covered patio, parking, NS, pet negotiable, $1,000. + utilities. 250364-3978


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

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

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner Christina Lake level entry 3 bed, 3 bath House: full daylight basement: .5 acre. Open concept, vaulted ceilings country kitchen with pantry Garage, extra parking, easy access. Extras, quality, move in ready. 250-365-5582

WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716 W.TRAIL, basement suite, newly reno. $600./mo. incl.util. Avail. immed. 250-364-5678


Above Kootenay Lake. 4km to Ashram, Marine, Golf Course, Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unfinished (but furnished) “Small is Beautiful” cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug, 12 appraised at $170,000 but older, flexible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage for suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call:


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


FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791

Revenue Property

QUALIFIED BUYER looking to purchase Mobile Home Park. Must be in good state of repair. Reply @ or leave message @ 250-777-3810

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.

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. Castlegar furnished 3 Bdrm main floor, short term tenant required, Sept to June, directly across from Community Complex, $1,195/mth includes utilities, 250365-2839 or 365-3621 showing Aug 10th, 12 - 2 E.TRAIL, 2+bdrm. house, no bsmt. Pets ok. $795./mo. Near Safeway. 250-368-6076. Small 1 bdrm cabin in Nelson w/beautiful lake view, recent reno, new kitchen, windows etc... great for non smoking, mature single or couple with no pets. $850/mo heat, power & water included. Avail Oct 1st Phone 250-551-3336 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

Help Wanted

TRAIL, 4 b/r home, 1 newly renovated bathrm, central A/C, f/s/w/d, ns np, full basement, rv carport, close to Aquatic Centre, 1534 4th Ave, $1200 + utilities. 250-364-3978 Trail, quiet adult building, walk to downtown , coin op laundry reno’d units, heat & hot water included. N/S Only. 1 bdrm avail. immediately $515. 2 bdrm avail. Aug 15th $595. 1 bdrm avail. Sept 1st $515 Call 250-226-6886

Shared Accommodation


Apt/Condo for Rent 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 ROSSLAND, Downtown, apt and rooms for rent, short-term/ long-term. 250-231-8015 SUNNINGDALE, spacious, bright 1bd, perfect for couple/ senior, n/p,n/s. 778-515-1512 250-368-5695 TRAIL, 2 Bdrm condo, elevator, fridge, stove, laundry room, 1 parking stall, NS, NP $750 incl. elec. & heat 250-364-3978



Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval

All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail




Cars - Sports & Imports 2006 Hyundai Elantra, auto in excellent condition, reg maintenance, car proof available, $6,800 OBO Call 250-365-6243 please leave msg & or email at



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!! IM LT O PO

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


Trail $277,900



WOODLAND PARK HOUSING CO-OP affordable clean 3 bedroom townhouse with basements centrally located and close to amenities, park like setting Applications forms at #1,1692 Silverwood Crescent Castlegar, 250-365-2677 leave msg

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


Antiques / Classics

Castlegar 1976 two wheel Travelaire rebuilt with new plumbing, flush toilet, battery & brake magnet Call 250-304-2766


1955 Dodge Royal Lancer 4 dr sedan, good condition V8, red ram hemi motor $7500, 250-365-5003

19’ Campion SE Bowrider c/w trailer and many extras 5L 1/0, less then 200 hours like new - asking $17,500 OBO, Phone 250-365-5663 email:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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




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

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

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


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

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

West Trail


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

Houses For Sale





Misc. for Sale WINE PRESS, Crusher, 4 plastic barrels. $200. OBO. 250-368-3268

Houses For Sale

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

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

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206


Trail $275,000 E LAT CU A M IM



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 PT KE LL WE






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


Friday, August 23, 2013 Trail Times

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


917 7 St.Montrose $319,900

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


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# 2390923

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

ting New Lis

is looking for full time and substitute paper carriers!


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

ting New Lis

MLS# 2392383

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



MLS# 2391973

MLS# 2392303

Rossland $339,900

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


Furniture, winter tires, car accessories & more

Sat, Aug 24 • 8:30am - 3:00pm


Sat, Aug 24 • 8:00am - 1:00pm


1144 2nd Ave East Trail

1758 1st St. Fruitvale

Antiques, vintage collectables & furniture; freemason books & sashes; pkt books and more. No Early Birds.

Sat, Aug 24 • 8:00am - 3:00pm

All proceeds to be donated to area food banks.


Laburnum Dr

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

by the Police Station

Sat, Aug 24 • 8:00am - 2:00pm



2039 Caughlin Rd Fruitvale

Sat, Aug 24 • 9:00am - noon

Furniture, craft supplies

3 Moving!

2085A Monita St. Rossland

Garage sales



Garage sales & open Houses


east tRail



Saturday August 24 1:30-3:30pm



2039 Coughlin Rd Fruitvale

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

Saturday August 24 11am-1pm


965 Columbia Gardens Rd



open Houses


Trail Times Friday, August 23, 2013 A19


Friday, August 23, 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 23, 2013  

August 23, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

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