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Alley Bash celebrates Sanctuary BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

Trail’s Sanctuary pre-teen after school program is marking 15 years of operation this summer and the team that is organizing the gala Alley Bash planned for Sept. 14 at the Royal Theatre in Trail to celebrate the anniversary is excited to be bringing the event to the downtown core. “This will be a unique, innovative celebration for a program that is also unique and innovative in its approach to supporting pre-teens in our community,” said Sanctuary director, Betty Anne Marino. “This is a thank you to the community for 15 years of support of Sanctuary.” The movie portion of the bash is now finalized with the confirmation that “Turbo,” a newly released animated feature from DreamWorks Studios will be the free family film offering from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by cake and beverages for the kids. The celebration continues after with a more adult focus starting with the Champagne Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the See SANCTUARY, Page 3


Campbell Spooner and Brad Herman, part of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society work crew, improving the Miral HeightsBluffs walking/biking trail above Miral Heights in Trail.

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Forensics team investigates vandalism BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

In light of the recent spate of deliberate damage to village property, Salmo RCMP have enlisted the services of a forensic identification team, based in Nelson, to help identify the suspects, confirmed Cpl. Riordan Bellman, of the village’s detachment. Last week, Mayor Ann Henderson issued a notice to Salmo and area residents expressing concern about increased vandalism to village property, and village staff having tires slashed and other “events” that posed safety concerns and risk of injury. “Salmo RCMP are working with the village together to address the surrounding issues of vandalism in the community,” said Bellman. See POLICE, Page 2

Crews improving drainage along Miral Heights trail BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

The network of walking and biking trails above Miral Heights and East Trail has seen growing use since it’s inception in 2011 and the addition of a new section above Sunningdale last year expanded the available tracks considerably. The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS), the local organization responsible for the planning, building, and maintenance of the extensive system, has plans to extend the existing section from Miral Heights to eventually join up with the Sunningdale trail. The combined Miral Heights/Bluff trail currently runs six kilometres across the eastern side of the Columbia River Valley with the expectation that the extension to the Sunningdale trail will eventually total almost nine km in total. KCTS trails manager, Stewart

Spooner is hoping the extension will be completed by the end of October. “I’m a bit of an evangelist when it comes to trails,” said Spooner. “It’s a healthy, fun, and affordable form of recreation. Going out and exploring the trails is way cheaper than most other community’s forms of recreation.” Although many of the trails around Rossland are more challenging and require a relatively high fitness level to hike and high degree of skill to bike, the trails lower in the valley around Trail are more moderate, and are rated easy or intermediate. The Miral Heights trail, which begins at the top of the subdivision in East Trail, currently has the trail works crew improving drainage in areas and shoring up the trail bed. “We’re all riders so we know what needs to be the done to keep the trails in shape,” said KCTS crew member, Cam Spooner. “Most of the time water is the biggest problem.”

In an area like the West Kootenay, that can see considerable spring runoff and early rainfall, the manager and crew of KCTS has to be able to recognize the natural course of water flow on the mountain sides and re-direct it when possible and bridge it when it can’t be altered. In addition to the extensions planned for the network in the Trail area, work is also planned to expand trails in Montrose and Fruitvale as well. “I’m personally delighted, this has been a passion of mine forever and it’s great to see this coming to fruition in Trail,” said KCTS director, Hal Harrison. “They’ve had the trails in Rossland for years and I think some of us envied them for it. It’s great that we’re getting this opportunity to develop more down here and in Montrose.” To become a member of the KCTS and for maps of much of the 150 kilometres of maintained trails in our area go to

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FROM PAGE 1 He acknowledged that Salmo detachment has been called to remove disruptive people from the village hall this summer, although none of the calls were deemed an “emergency.” Confrontation between the mayor and a group of residents began after council tendered out the village’s garbage contract and awarded it to Alpine Contracting over Salmo Garbage Services, a company that held the contract for over two decades, according to Coun. Janine Haughton. “Why on earth would saving taxpayers of our village over $20,000 in garbage fees incense folks to riot,” she said. “It is beyond my comprehension.” Bellman said that police presence has not been requested at council, however he did attend one meeting with a quarterly report, which “helped keep the meeting flowing on track.” “Being the focus of others displaced anger and venom is tiring to say the least,” said Haughton. “Trying to carry on and conduct business in a respectful and forward moving manner is almost impossible.” Bellman asks anyone with information to contact the department at 357-2212 or call Crime Stoppers.

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CAO ‘released’ after a month in new position By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

The long weekend was quiet in the village, according to Kandy Schroder, Salmo’s deputy clerk/ treasurer, however during that time, one new detail was released to citizens that adds to the village’s list of on-going troubles. Recently-hired chief administrative officer (CAO), Bob Payette, whose first day was Aug. 6, has been “released” of his duties by the village, confirmed Schroder, interim CAO. Although present for one meeting Aug. 13, Payette was noticeably absent in council Aug. 27, when Schroder held the seat to record the session. “Mayor Henderson and coun-

cil exercised Section 152 of the Community Charter,” said Schroder, adding, “we cannot provide the public with further information at this time except that we are undertaking a review of qualifications for this position.” Under that section of the Charter, which outlines the terms for dismissal of officers, the village has retained a lawyer to ensure the process was followed accordingly. Payette was chosen from 60 applicants, and replaced Scott Sommerville, who left to become city manager in Kimberly. “The Mayor and council are currently working towards a new position with a better fit for our community,” said Schroder.

Celebrate Golden City Days Please note for info. Grapevine is a public • Nancy Greene service provided by the Summit hut crew Trail Times and is not needs help cleana guaranteed submising up and repairing sion. For full list of day-use huts around events visit trailtimes. Events & Happenings in the summit. Call Les ca. the Lower Columbia Carter, 362-5677 or Other to • Thursday, Rossland Museum volunteer. at 6 p.m. Historical lecture series Gallery presents Takaia Larsen, "Sowing the • Tuesday, the VISAC Gallery Seeds: Women, Work and Memory reopens after the summer hiatus. in Trail BC During and After the Now showing is Trail photographer Second World War" (2010). Call Ursula Albresch's exhibit "Graffiti 362-7722 for info. Time and Elements," which explores • Friday, Haley Park, at dusk the exuberantly vibrant world of (7-7:30 p.m.) Kootenay Savings graffiti on train cars. Gallery hours Family Movie in the Park presents Mon-Wed, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ThuDisney's Wreck It Ralph. Admission Fri, 2 - 6 p.m. Admission by donafree, bring lawn chair, warm clothes tion. and a non-perishable food item for Film Trail food bank. Info, call 368-2683. • Thursday, Royal Theatre, 7:00 • Saturday, deadline to register p.m. for “The Audience.” An encore for the Trail Legion's fun golf and presentation of Helen Mirren's stage supper event at Champion Lakes presentation of Queen Elizabeth ll Golf Course Sept. 14. golf $15, broadcast live from London as part steak supper at 6 p.m. $15. Music of National Theatre Live. Tickets by Sheryl Greenfield. Call 364-1422 $10. for info. • Saturday, Royal Theatre, 11:30 • Saturday, Rossland Golden a.m. presents BBC Last Night of City Days, Revival of the outhouse the Proms, The National Theatre races. Have a blast pushing your Live, Dance Series and Met Opera. outhouse down the street to the Tickets at the door. toilet plunger finish. Register now. Upcoming Call Mike 362-5244 or email mikes• Sept. 14, Celebrate the Sanctuary 15 th anniversary Alley • Monday, St. Andrews, alley Bash. Kick off event free family entrance off Eldorado St. in Trail, matinee at the Royal Theatre at 2 at 7 p.m. Columbia Phoenix Players p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. chamare holding auditions for their pagne reception. For info, cal1 368Phoenix Cafe lV. Must be 13 years 9234 or 368-8782. of age or older. One act plays, skits To submit to the Grapevine and more. Contact Helen 362-7325 email


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Sanctuary helping youth for 15 years FROM PAGE 1 3D feature film, Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away, with the party getting into full swing afterwards with live music by the Tony Ferraro Jazz combo, wood-fired pizza by Rustic Crust, and drinks being served in the licensed (adults only) Alley Bash. The Sanctuary program at the centre of entire event began in Trail as a pre-teen drop-in in the rear of the former Kate’s Kitchen on Bay Avenue for relatively few kids. The program has now grown to the point where it has purchased its own building and now provides supportive environment for as many as 64 children, five days a week, including free dinner and activities on a year-round basis. In addition to the kids program, the Sanctuary building now also houses four affordable housing apartments and two hospital suites available for individuals who have had to travel to obtain treatment at

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ing them,” says Southeast Fire Centre information officer Karlie Shaughnessy. Two fires burn near Wee Sandy Creek with one 2.5 kilometres west of Slocan Lake at 10 hectares and one 8.5 kilometres west of Slocan Lake at two hectares. The third fire is 10.4 hectares and burns near Beatrice Creek at 3.3 kilometres west of Slocan Lake.

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The event all takes place in and around the Royal Theatre on Bay Avenue in downtown Trail with the parking area in front and alleyway to the side and rear of the theatre being sectioned off to contain the celebration. “We’re going to light up the alley and the street and have the big tents up. It’s for the kids and a passion for Trail to thrive as a whole,” said Royal Theatre owner/manager, Lisa Milne.

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Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. “This is an amazing success story as Sanctuary becomes independent and selfsufficient,” said Carol Vanelli Worosz, communications manager for Teck Metals Ltd., a major sponsor of Sanctuary. “Coming from humble beginnings it’s helping people as it becomes more self-sufficient, it gives back to the community as it grows. It’s great from a sponsor’s perspective.”



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The labour dispute between Fortis B.C. its unionized electrical workers in Kelowna is having a direct adverse effect on the city’s biggest and most visible public works project. City Hall says will not complete the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project this fall, as planned, because of the nineweek-old lock-out of

electrical Fortis workers by the company. The city said Tuesday it is revising the schedule for the third and final phase of the $14 million revitalization project and will only complete the stretch of Bernard Avenue from St. Paul Street to Ellis Street this fall because it does not require underground electrical work. Completion of of

what is now being called “phase 3a” is scheduled for the end of November with work on the the remaining section, from Pandosy Street to Ellis, to begin in the early spring of next year. The entire project is now slated to be complete in June 2014. “It’s a regrettable situation, but to mitigate impact to businesses only the area

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where we know the work can be completed will be started,” said Bill Berry, the city’s director of design and construction services. Phase 3a of the work started on Tuesday. The first phase, from Richter Street to St.Paul Street and the second phase, from the Sails’ sculpture at the fot of Bernard to Pandosy Street were completed last fall and last spring respectively. The labour dispute between Fortis and its workers has dragged on since July.

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - An NHL player has been caught up in a demand by a British Columbia First Nation that trophy hunting be banned in its territory. Minnesota Wild defenceman Clayton Stoner was photographed by a Heiltsuk Tribal Council field technician with parts of his grizzly kill this spring. Stoner, who’s a B.C. native, issued a statement saying he received a licence and shot the bear legally and that he’ll continue to hunt with family and friends in British Columbia. The band says the bear its field crews named “Cheeky” was shot three times by trophy hunters last May, its head, fur and paws were removed and the body was left to rot in the Kwatna Estuary. The Heiltsuk say Stoner’s hunt is an example of why trophy hunting should be banned along coastal B.C., saying it’s at odds with First Nations’ values to shoot an animal and not use its meat. The band claims trophy hunting makes no economic sense compared with eco-tourism, isn’t sound science and that it has the responsibility to protect the culturally-significant bears.


Fruit growers reeling after storm By Steve Kidd

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Fruit growers in the Oliver area are still reeling and assessing the damage after a storm tore through the region last week. A storm late Thursday afternoon brought driving rain in the Penticton area, but by the time it reached Covert Farms north of Oliver, the severity had increased. “It was just devastating. We got the

wind and the rain and hail It was very violent. I lived here all my life and I never saw one like this,” said Greg Norton, a grower in the Willowbrook Road area, who said the storm damage extends from just north of Oliver to as far south as Road 16. “First time in 25 years. It’s just unbelievably devastating and now the peaches are rotting.” Norton estimates

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he lost about a third of his peach crop, all the fruit remaining on the trees, including one late variety he hadn’t begun to pick. The financial extent of the damage is still awaiting assessment, but he expects it to be severe. “It just tore the peaches wide open, they’re done,” said Norton. While he has lost a lot of the profit from his crop, Norton already had cherries picked and a good portion of his peaches so he considers himself lucky compared to his neighbours who are heavily invested in apples. “I feel fortunate. If you are going to get a disaster, at least it’s at the end of the sea-

son,” said Norton, noting that apple growers were just getting ready for their first pick of the season. I don’t have any apples, but my neighbours do and it’s awful.” “We just got annihilated,” said Rick Duarte. “They are all pretty much for juice, there is nothing salvageable for the fresh market.” Duarte feels sure that SunRype has enough demand to take care of the large amount of apples available for juice, but said there is another problem for apple growers. While the packing house is accepting dented apples for juicing, they are turning away apples where the hail has pierced the skin.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - Richard Hykawy says he wants to set a legal precedent for every Canadian who is forced to cut grass or clear snow from city property adjacent to their home - a situation he calls worse than slavery. “Back in the day, slaves were kept. They were clothed, maybe not well. They were fed, maybe not well. But they were provided equipment and given what they needed to (perform) the work,” Hykawy said Wednesday outside a Winnipeg court. “In the case of the city, we’re not clothed, we’re not fed.” Hykawy is struggling to launch a challenge under the Briefs Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He has refused for the last few years to mow the grass on a strip of city property next to his suburban house, which sits on a corner lot in the well-to-do Island Lakes neighbourhood. He has been fined hundreds of dollars, in part to cover the cost of mowing performed by city workers. The military veteran, in his late 40s, argues that the city’s bylaw requiring homeowners to maintain property they do not own amounts to forced labour and a violation of his rights.

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has departed today for an international meeting that was once forged out of economic tumult and is now being reshaped by an unfolding political crisis. The G20 leaders’ summit in St. Petersburg, Russia was supposed to be focused on global economics - on nurturing stability in countries rocked for the past five years by slowdowns and bank failures. But with amped-up tensions over Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons, even summit host Vladimir Putin has had to concede that this year’s G20 will have to adapt and tackle the question of what to do about the violence and loss of life. Harper spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron about Syria before leaving for Russia this morning. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is accompanying the prime minister and will meet separately with counterparts from the United States, Brazil, China, Russia and Turkey. That’s a big change as far as G20


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lobbying on the sidelines of the summit. India, for example, has said it would prefer to wait for full results of a UN chemical weapons inspection. The British Parliament last week voted down a resolution calling for military action. Canada and Australia, meanwhile, say they believe U.S. intelligence that places the blame for a chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb on the Assad regime. The landscape is different than it was in June at the G8 meeting in Ireland, where Russia’s stance on Syria prompted Harper to say it was more like a “G7 plus one.” And yet Harper, like Putin, was also hoping for a summit that was focused on the global economy - a policy area entirely in the prime minister’s wheelhouse. Canada and Russia were on the same page when it came to wanting more definitive commitments from G20 nations on how they would tackle their deficits and debts, planning for fiscal consolidation as stimulus projects wind down.

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undits often say the political scene in B.C. is reminiscent of the wild west. A region where the citizens dictate the rules of the land and are quick to rise up against politics and politicians that undermine the greater good. We saw that attitude and fervour take down many politicians and policies. From fallen premiers to repealed taxes, the voice of the people tends to resonate louder in B.C. than in other parts of the country. Perhaps it's due to the fact that many of us have a vested interest in all things B.C., whether it's protecting our hard-earned money, the pristine environment we enjoy, or the sanctity of an elected office we bestow upon politicians. People in this province are more apt to voice an opinion than sit by quietly. Of course that flies in the face of the numbers released for voter turnout in the recent election but I believe B.C. people are passionate about many things and if it grabs their attention then the snowball begins to roll. And so on the eve of the Sensible BC campaign, set to kick off on Monday, one wonders what the response will be. We ask that same ques-

tion in this week's Trail Times web poll so it will be interesting to see the level of response and the general thought of its success. There has been a constant decriminalization drum beat for some time in the province. Add to that the high-profile incarceration of Mark Emery over seeds, the voter referendum supporting legalization by our American neighbours in Washington, the constant and expanding gang warfare bubbling from the Lower Mainland and the chorus of prominent former politicians and law enforcement people suggesting a new tact in the War on Drugs needs to be taken. With all those things taken into account, one wonders how the Sensible BC campaign could possibly fail. But it won't be as easy as it might appear to its ardent supporters. Residents of this province are still basking in the glow of the successful repeal-the-Harmonized Sales Tax campaign, which basically told the government where to file its new tax. However, that was an easy one. When it comes to taxes, most citizens are on the same page. That made selling the anti-HST campaign


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rather easy. However, the Sensible BC campaign's only similarity to the repeal-HST campaign is that the ground rules are the same – get 10 per cent of the registered voters in each riding, roughly a total of 400,000 names across the province, to sign the petition from Sept. 9 to Dec. 5 and then present it to the government. The anti-HST campaign brought out two opposing views. The government bought millions of dollars in advertising to pitch its side of the issue and plead with British Columbians to keep the harmonized tax in place. Meanwhile, the consumer-driven opponents also had a hefty bankroll and had enough boots on the ground to motivate and mobilize people. Which begs the question, “How will the Sensible

BC campaign play out?” So far there hasn't been any push from the either side of the issue. I'm surprised we haven't seen government officials, at the provincial or federal level, begin a media campaign to warn of the dangers of passing this proposal. And that may still come. The anti-HST campaign drew volunteers like flies to a picnic but I doubt that will be the same for the Sensible BC campaign. “We have people who are worried that if they volunteer, they might get in trouble with their employer, they’ll be judged in their community if people think they’re a marijuana user or something like that. That’s something we have to struggle with,” leading proponent Dana Larsen told reporters last month. That assumption can be very real despite the fact that former police chiefs, former attorney generals, former mayors and even some current politicians, the most notable lately has been federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, have come out in support of decriminalization. Those against it will paint a picture of a generation of stoners that will emerge from the loosening of marijuana laws. How pot becomes a gateway to

harder drugs. However, I doubt they'll point to the repealing of prohibition or legalization of gambling as fostering social ills. On the other side, those in favour of the campaign will point to the waste of police resources, the clogged court system and archaic laws that make criminals out of recreational users. They might avoid talk of addiction and its consequences. It's an interesting dynamic that might not be played out in the media at all. The Pattison Outdoor Advertising, B.C.'s largest billboard company, refused to sell billboard space to the campaign. However, after a fierce public backlash the company relented. I wonder whether the topic will be too hot for many politicians and companies to take sides. That's to be expected from that segment of society. So that puts the question in the rightful hands of the citizens. Whether you're for it or against it, it appears once again the people of B.C. will get a chance to voice their opinion. And that's the way it should be, regardless of the topic. Guy Bertrand is the managing editor of the Trail Times

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Letters & Opinion

Conspiracies fuel climate change denial


recently wrote about plot that would require worldgeoengineering as a strat- wide collusion between governegy to deal with climate ments, scientists and airline change and carbon diox- company executives and pilots ide emissions. That drew com- to amass and spray unimaginments from people who confuse able amounts of chemicals from this scientific process with the altitudes of 10,000 metres or unscientific theory of “chem- more. I’m a scientist, so I look trails”. Some also claimed the at credible science – and there column supported geoengin- is none for the existence of eering, which it didn’t. chemtrails. They’re condenThe reaction sation trails, got me wonderformed when ing why some hot, humid air people believe from jet exhaust in phenomena mixes with coldrejected by scier low-vapourence, like chempressure air. trails, but deny This, of course, real problems comes with its demonstrated by own environDavid massive amounts mental probof scientific evilems. dence, like cliBut what Troy Media mate change. interests me is Chemtrails the connection believers claim governments between climate change denial around the world are in cahoots and belief in chemtrails. Why with secret organizations to do so many people accept a seed the atmosphere with chem- theory for which there is no sciicals and materials – aluminum entific evidence while rejecting salts, barium crystals, biological a serious and potentially catagents, polymer fibres, etc. – for astrophic phenomenon that a range of nefarious purpos- can be easily observed and for es. These include controlling which overwhelming evidence weather for military purposes, has been building for decades? poisoning people for population To begin, climate change or mind control and supporting denial and chemtrails theorsecret weapons programs based ies are often conspiracy-based. on the High Frequency Active A study by researchers at the Auroral Research Program, or University of Western Australia HAARP. found “endorsement of a clusScientists have tested and ter of conspiracy theories . . used cloud and atmospheric . predicts rejection of climate seeding for weather modifica- science as well as the rejection tion and considered them as of other scientific findings.” ways to slow global warming. Many deniers see climate With so many unknowns and change as a massive plot or possible unintended conse- hoax perpetrated by the world’s quences, these practices have scientists and scientific instithe potential to cause harm. tutions, governments, the UN, But the chemtrails conspiracy environmentalists and sinister theory is much broader, pos- forces to create a socialist world iting that military and com- government or something. mercial airlines are involved in Not all go to such extremes. constant massive daily spraying Some accept climate change that is harming the physical is occurring but deny humans and mental health of citizens are responsible. Still, it doesn’t worldwide. seem rational to deny someI don’t have space to get into thing so undeniable! In a the absurdities of belief in a Bloomberg article, author and


Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein points to three psychological barriers to accepting climate change that may also help explain why it’s easier for people to believe in chemtrails: People look to readily available examples when assessing danger, focus “on risks or hazards that have an identifiable perpetrator”, and pay more attention to immediate threats than long-term ones. Researchers Ezra Markowitz and Azim Shariff of the University of Oregon Psychology and Environmental Studies departments add a few more, including that human-caused climate change “provokes selfdefensive biases” and its politicization “fosters ideological polarization.” People who subscribe to unbelievable conspiracy theories may feel helpless, so they see themselves as victims of powerful forces – or as heroes standing up to those forces. Whether it’s to deny real problems or promulgate imaginary ones, it helps reinforce a worldview that is distrustful of governments, media, scientists and shadowy cabals variously referred to as banksters, global elites, the Illuminati or the New World Order. The problem is that science denial is, in the case of chemtrails, a wacky distraction and, in the case of climate change denial, a barrier to addressing an urgent, critical problem. Science is rarely 100 per cent certain, but it’s the best tool we have for coming to terms with our actions and their consequences, and for finding solutions to problems. The science is clear: humancaused climate change is the most pressing threat to humanity, and we must work to resolve it. We don’t have time for debunked conspiracy theories. Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Lessons learned from Verizon’s flirting An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator Now that the dust has settled around the potential Canadian expansion of Verizon Communications Inc., what do we know? We know that apparently, this was much ado about not much. Verizon’s chief executive officer said Monday that the American wireless telecom giant never seriously considered an entry into our $19 billion wireless market, although meetings were held and discussions took place. But Lowell McAdam says there wasn’t enough return for his shareholders, so the idea is dead for the foreseeable future. We know that Canadians really hate, or at least have a healthy dislike, for our domestic wireless companies - Rogers

Communications, Telus Corp and BCE Inc. We hate that we pay so much for our phone services. We hate being locked into contracts. We hate feeling like we’re getting gouged, even though that can sometimes be more perception than reality. There’s a widely held view, and it is shared by the federal government, that we need more competition in the wireless market. But the idea that foreign competition would lower prices gets a lot of traction in this corner. The mere hint of Verizon coming here caused Canada’s largest carriers to roll out new plans to attract high-volume data use customers as well as business and family users. It’s not a stretch to think Canadian players would up their game

faced with competition from a world leader. Here’s the rub. You can see it in further results in that same opinion poll: Canadians want more wireless competition, but we don’t think international competitors should have an unfair edge. And that’s precisely what the Harper government is planning. Had Verizon moved in, it would have been on a playing field tilted against Canadians. Yes, many of us have problems with our wireless provider. But we also aren’t losing sight of how important the sector is - it does support nearly 300,000 Canadian jobs, after all. Foreign competition is fine, provided it’s not getting preferential treatment from our own government.



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OBITUARIES GRAY, BRENT LEIGH — July 16, 1959 – August 24, 2013 Brent Gray, a very talented drummer and golf professional passed away peacefully at home with his wife Christine and daughter Cassandra (Marsh) by his side. Brent was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where he developed his love of music and golf. As a percussionist he played with the Edmonton youth orchestra and was the drummer in numerous bands. Upon joining his family in Trail he was a member of the Maple Leaf Band, Rossland Light Opera and Emerson. As a golf professional he was an exceptional player, instructor and manager. In both of his career choices the people who knew him could see his passion, ability and knowledge. Brent’s real love was for his family and friends. Brent did not need to talk of love with those he held dear- he showed it in every encounter. Brent is now with his parents Norma and Glenn (Betty) Gray. Christine and Cassie will mourn his loss and celebrate his life along with his sister Sharron (Doug) Humford, his niece Brandy, his brother Glenn, step-son Richard Marsh, grandchildren Connor and Oliver and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Brent’s family would like to thank Dr. Andrea Jenkins who supported and cared for Brent with compassion and understanding throughout his battle; Dr. Scotland and the wonderful and dedicated staff in oncology; the community nurses, home care staff and the Greater Trail Hospice Society. Please join Christine and Cassie in remembering Brent on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the MacIntyre Room at the Cominco Arena. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

Dancing stars named THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Busy cancer patient Valerie Harper leads a class of 12 amateur hoofers in the upcoming 17th season of “Dancing With the Stars.” For a show that has reached an increasingly older audience, ABC added an injection of youth with reality stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” and Ozzy’s kid Jack Osbourne. Harper has defied odds with her survival since being diagnosed earlier this year with brain cancer.

She recently filmed a movie role and joined a Nick at Nite reunion of “The Mary Tyler Moore” cast. Other contestants are Bill Nye, the “Science Guy”; “Pretty Little Liars” actor Brant Daugherty; former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson; singer and actress Christina Milian; actress Elizabeth Berkley; “High School Musical” actor Corbin Bleu; “Glee” actress Amber Riley; country comic Bill Engvall; and “King of Queens” actress Leah Remini.


Kootenay Savings Board Chair, Forrest Drinnan (far left), and Community Liaison, Aron Burke (far right) present a $15,000 sponsorship cheque for the KBRH Golf Tournament to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. July’s Golf Classic raised $29,000 for the Critical Care Campaign. Event Signature Sponsor Kootenay Savings is thrilled with this success and is happy to announce an ongoing commitment to sponsor the golf event for future years.


Prolific writer known for sophisticated works THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction, has died at age 93. His wife, Elizabeth Hull, said Tuesday that Pohl died Monday at a hospital after experiencing respiratory problems at his home in the Chicago suburb of Palatine. News of his death was first announced by his granddaughter, Emily Pohl-Weary, in a tweet. Pohl wrote more than 40 novels. Two of his better-known works were “The Space Merchants,” written in the early 1950s with Cyril M. Kornbluth, and 1978’s “Gateway,” a winner of the Hugo Award for science fiction writing. Pohl was a literary agent and editor

before getting his own work published in science fiction magazines of the 1930s. He’s credited with launching the careers of James Blish and Larry Niven. “It is difficult to sum up the significance of Frederik Pohl to the science fiction field in few words,” Pohl’s editor James Frenkel said in an obituary released by the family. “He was instrumental to the flowering of the field in the mid-to-late 20th century, and it is hard to dispute that the field would be much the poorer without his talent and remarkable body of work as a magazine and book editor, a collaborator and a solo author.” Pohl’s career began in 1937 with the sale of a poem, “Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna,” to Amazing Stories magazine. He went on to edit

Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories, Galaxy and If magazines, as well as an original anthology series, Star Science Fiction. As a book editor, he worked on Samuel R. Delaney’s “Dhalgren” and Joanna Russ’s “The Female Man.” As a literary agent, Pohl represented Isaac Asimov, Algis Budrys, Hal Clement, Fritz Leiber and John Wyndham. Pohl was born in New York City in 1919. Despite dropping out of high school, his ambition was to be a professional writer. Friends described him as an avid reader, who read the works of Tolstoy in addition to science fiction magazines. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Italy, and after his discharge wrote advertising copy for a mail order

publisher. After becoming a literary agent again, Pohl helped Asimov publish his first novel “Pebble in the Sky” in 1950. Although he devoted much of his time to writing in the 1970s, he also was science fiction editor at Bantam Books. In 2009, Pohl launched “The Way the Future Blogs,” in which he wrote about his life, the science-fiction community, science and championed progressive politics. Elizabeth Hull, English professor emerita of William Rainey Harper College and his wife of 29 years, said his remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a future date. Along with his wife, Pohl is survived by a son, three daughters and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Harper’s hockey history book to hit shelves THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Stephen Harper can soon add another line to his resume: published author. The prime minister’s book on the history of hockey is set to hit store shelves Nov. 5. Titled “A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey,” the tome looks at the early years of the game.

It will also feature photographs of famous arenas and the game’s earliest star players. “Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, A Great Game delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey,” publisher Simon and Schuster Canada said in a release Wednesday. “It tells of the hockey heroes and

hard-boiled businessmen who built the game, and the rise and fall of legendary teams pursuing the Stanley Cup.” Harper has spent years on the book, reportedly setting aside a few minutes each day to work on it. He is a member of the Society of International Hockey Research. ceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services.

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Mountain Mayhem set to roll in Rossland By Times Staff The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby delivers its final bout of the season as Mountain Mayhem IV rolls out on the track Sunday at the Rossland Arena. This year’s finale will showcase the league-leading Nelson Killjoys versus Salmo’s Babes of Brutality. The Killjoys dominated the Babes, beating them 282-97 in a June tilt, but the Babes bounced back with a 198-167 win over the Rossland-Trail Roller Girls that put them in second spot, and secured them yet another shot at the Golden Boot. Last season the Babes lost to the Angels in the championship bout, and they will look for a different outcome against the Killjoys this year. In the third-place match up,

the Rossland-Trail Roller Girls take on the Dam City Rollers from Castlegar. The Roller Girls beat the Rollers 204-167 way back in May, but Dam City has improved steadily all season, giving the Killjoys all they could handle in their last battle, a close 222-176 victory for the Nelson team Aug. 9. The Rossland-Trail Roller Girls will face off against the Dam City Rollers at 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by the Killjoys and Babes of Brutality at 5 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. at the Rossland Arena. Tickets are $10 in advance from: The Red Pair 2002 Columbia- Trail, Cedar Ave Salon 1334 Cedar Ave. or online www.kootenayrollerderby. com. Adults $15 at the door. Kids 10 years and under just $2 at the door. A beer garden, derby merchandise and 50/50 draw will be available.

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A summer retrospective Birchbank awards scholarships

Birchank Golf Course pro Dennis Bradley presents Ryan Dixon (left) and Jeff Horan (right) each with the Howie Fishwick scholarship to help cover expenses for the pair of University of Alberta students.


iecemeal the Kwon Do World summer dies, Championships in marked by Coventry, Eng. that the sudden included bronze progressive ending of medals for Mattias various sports, first Hoffman and Mary soccer, then swimAnn MacLean. A ming, baseball, and small contingent of finally golf. Chito Ryu Karate The end comes athletes led by Macy jim sooner for those Verigin held their teams and individuals own against the that didn’t make it province’s best, and beyond regionals, but Verigin came away Tight Lines even the provincial, with bronze at the national, and world competitions provincials. There were impressive seem to wrap up earlier than they swims in the pool from both the once did. Stingrays and Greater Trail Swim Perhaps it is just my age. Time Club, where athletes like Eden flies by faster than it should, the and Dylan Kormendy achieved long, hot days get shorter, grow unprecedented success on the cooler, and before we know it minor provincial and national stage. The hockey, the Smoke Eaters and Rossland Secondary School Royals Nitehawks take to the ice, drawing girls’ soccer team took fourth place us into arenas, into autumn and and first among public schools winter, long before we are ready. in their swan song at the provinStill, it was a good summer for cial high-school tournament, the many teams and individuals, and Kootenay South U15 Bighorns soca quick recap shows Trail athletes cer team captured bronze at the excelling on the provincial, national, provincial soccer championship, and world stage: while the Trail Steelers claimed gold Trail Martial Arts’ competitors in convincing fashion at the U12 won 17 medals at the national Regional Fastpitch championship at championships, then followed that Haley Park. up with good results at the Tae See NEW, Page 11


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By Jim Bailey

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The Birchbank Golf and Country Club awarded its annual scholarships to two very deserving Club members last week. Club pro Dennis Bradley presented Jeff Horan, 18, and Ryan Dixon, 18, each with a $2,500 scholarship to continue their studies at the University of Alberta. Horan and Dixon are Trail natives and longtime members at Birchbank, and both worked at the golf course over the summer, Horan as a back-shop worker, and Dixon, in various customer service positions. “Anything you ask these two kids to do they’ve done, and they’ve just been outstanding juniors doing whatever it takes to improve service or the condition of the golf course,” said Bradley. The scholarship is in its third year, and was bequeathed by long-time Rossland-Trail Country Club member Howie Fishwick, whose estate

donated $100,000 to maintain the fund. Horan is entering his second year at U of A in Civil Engineering and is thrilled with the award. “I was hoping I would get it, so was really happy to see that happen,” said Horan. “It will definitely lighten the load in tuition, I mean this $2,500 really goes a long way in that regard.” The scholarship considers applicants demonstrating dedication and drive in pursuing their post-secondary goals. Eligible recipients must be a junior member at the Birchbank Golf Course and enrolled in a post-secondary institution. In addition, the applicant must write a short essay and answer questions relevant to merit. “We had about six applications, and they were all very deserving, but these two just did a little bit more,” said Bradley. The scholarship is unique to Birchbank and, with the generous fund intact and managed by the LeRoi Foundation, will be a legacy for many years to come.

Good first test for NCAA golfer

By Times Staff Rossland golfer Tyler McKay had a great showing in his first NCAA tournament at the University of Missouri, St. Louis on Tuesday. The 18-year-old Birchbank Golf Club member attends Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and compet-

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ed in the Arch Cup, a matchplay tournament that pits player against player and team against team. Lindenwood University finished second in the five man, four-team tournament, but actually had the lowest team total of 592, two shots better than the host.

Lindenwood won its first round against Maryville, 6-4, before falling to UMSL 5-2. Individually McKay tied for sixth in the 36-hole event, carding a 74 and 75 for a 149 total. Fellow Lindenwood golfer Jake Smock led all golfers shooting a 71 and 3-under par 68 for a total of 139.


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Big Game helps out feathered friends BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

Trail’s Big Game Trophy Association (BGTA) and Bird Emergency and Kare Society (BEAKS) in Blueberry have one thing in common, they want to preserve wildlife, but for BEAKS the load is becoming unbearable. The BGTA recently donated $500 to the BEAKS program, a non-profit organization that relies on donations to survive. “They need this to stay afloat,” says BGTA president Josh Conci whose association routinely supports habitat and wildlife conservation. However, even this generous donation may not be enough to keep the facility running. With an unprecedented number of birds, BEAKS has been forced

to close on weekends due to lack of funds. “They need about $70-80,000 a year,” said director Tom Yuris. “She (director Carol Pettigrew) repairs them if they have broken wings or something, if not she’ll put them down.” The BEAKS program has helped rehabilitate over 4,000 birds since 1998, and successfully released over 70 per cent of them, compared to 20-30 per cent provincial success rate. The facility takes in all species from large predators like eagles, owls, and hawks, to berry-eating grosbeaks and cedar waxwings. The monthly cost of operation is over $4,000 in winter and $7,000 in summer, but this continues to rise with the inflated costs of the most common


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legitimize Trail’s lofty title as will again battle for top spot Home of Champions. in the toughest division in But the summer ended the KIJHL. too soon, no Western B’s or Yet, the success of many Grand Forks International for Greater Trail athletes this the O’s to finish off the season summer went largely with a bang, to deliver sum- unnoticed by the majority of mer’s final mass, and pro- residents. Save for a passionvide fans and athletes with a ate handful of volunteers and graceful if not inspiring tran- fans, summer sports seemed sition into fall. hard pressed to attract either Yet, with all endings, come to the ball park or soccer promising if not hopeful pitch, dojo or swimming pool. beginnings and early indicaGetting people involved is tions suggest this could be a possibly the hardest thing to banner year for local teams do for organizers, and attractlike the Trail Smoke Eaters ing fans likely the next most and Beaver Valley Nitehawks. difficult. Both teams are loaded with So while you still have veterans whose experience time, become a volunteer, or should catapult the Smokies into the playAutomatic GLENMERRY offs, while B.V.


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FROM PAGE 10 The AA West Kootenay Diamondbacks and AAA Phillies both made it to the district championship in the Washington State American Legion Baseball League, while the Trail AM Ford Orioles had a good season, finishing third at the Kelowna Blast baseball tournament, and making it into the playoffs of the B.C. Senior Men’s baseball championships in Victoria, an incredible result for a team of largely home-grown ball players. These along with nine deserving citizens honoured with the BC Sports Hero award, and the tremendous results turned in by Greater Trail competitors at the B.C. Seniors Games continue to

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Couples makes Furyk odd man out THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jim Furyk kept waiting for the phone to ring to learn about the Presidents Cup. News came

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from the buzz of a text message, a peculiar way to find out he would not be part of an American team for the first time since Tiger Woods was still trying to get his PGA Tour card. U.S. captain Fred Couples used his captain’s picks Wednesday on Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old rookie and youngest American in Presidents Cup history. “I’m disappointed,” said Furyk, who began his streak of 15 consecutive teams at the 1997 Ryder Cup. “I’m sure Dustin Johnson is disappointed and Bubba (Watson) is disappointed. Webb and Jordan, I think they’re good picks and they’re going to be excited. You’ve got to say ‘yes’ to somebody and ‘no’ to somebody.” Getting the news through a text was awkward, especially because Furyk at first thought the picks were to be announced on Tuesday, one day after the final qualifying event at the Deutsche Bank Championship. “I felt he would pick Webb because he was so close to making the team, the difference of about $6,000 in the last tournament,” Furyk said. “I thought I was the last guy up in the air.” Couples said Furyk and Steve Stricker were two players “I wanted dearly to be on the team.” Stricker was runner-up at the TPC Boston to earn one of the 10 qualifying spots. Furyk essentially was beaten out by Spieth, who started the year with no status and already has a win, a runner-up after losing in a playoff and is guaranteed a trip to the Tour Championship. Couples said he couldn’t handle a phone call, so he “took the easy way out and sent him a text.” “The whole thing was not fun,” Couples said. Furyk wound up 13th in the Presidents Cup standings, about $250,000 short of Zach Johnson at No. 10. Just his luck, this was a year like few others when it came to making two captain’s picks. Couples narrowed it down to Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Spieth and Simpson. Furyk is No. 15 in the world, a higher ranking than every player on the International team except for Masters champion Adam Scott. Dustin Johnson is at No. 22, one spot behind Watson in the ranking. “Before we started Boston, I was looking at the list of guys who could be picks - Stricker, DJ, Bubba ... wow, ” Furyk said. “The bad news is it’s always tough to pick. Everyone is going to argue what the right call is and hindsight is 20-20. He had so many good players in and around the top 12, he wasn’t going to make a bad choice.”

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East Divsion W L Pct GB Boston 83 57 .593 Tampa 76 61 .555 5.5 New York 74 64 .536 8 Baltimore 73 64 .533 8.5 Toronto 64 76 .457 19 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 81 58 .583 Cleveland 73 65 .529 7.5 K.C. 72 66 .522 8.5 Minn 61 77 .442 19.5 Chicago 56 81 .409 24 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 80 58 .58 Oakland 79 59 .572 1 L.A. 64 73 .467 15.5 Seattle 62 76 .449 18 Houston 46 93 .331 34.5 Thursday’s Games Seattle (J.Saunders 11-13) at K.C. (Guthrie 13-10), 2:10 p.m. Boston (Peavy 11-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 8-4), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 7-5) at Baltimore (Mig. Gonzalez 8-7), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Peacock 3-5) at

Oakland (Gray 2-2), 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 8-6) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-10), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Mets at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at K.C., 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Milwauk 59 79 .428 22 Chicago 59 80 .424 22.5 West Division W L Pct GB L.A. 83 55 .601 Arizona 70 68 .507 13 Colorado 65 75 .464 19 SanDiego 62 76 .449 21 San Fran 61 77 .442 22 Thursday’s Games St. Louis (Lynn 13-9) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 6-3), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 5-10) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-4), 10:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 85 54 .612 Wash 70 68 .507 14.5 New York 63 75 .457 21.5 Phila 63 76 .453 22 Miami 52 86 .377 32.5 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 81 57 .587 St. Louis 79 59 .572 2 Cincinnati 78 61 .561 3.5


Bears’ Trestman, all business THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Marc Trestman wasn’t about to wax poetic. He makes his debut as an NFL coach when the Chicago Bears host the Cincinnati Bengals, and to say he’s come a long way is no exaggeration. After years as an assistant in the league and on the college level before heading to the CFL, Trestman finally has his opportunity. Just don’t expect him to get all sentimental when he walks into Soldier Field on Sunday. “I would think it’s going to be all business,” Trestman said. “I just can’t see it being bigger than that - focus on the football team and my job during the course of the game. I’m certainly very appreciative going out there being the head coach of the Chicago Bears on Sunday. There’s no doubt about it. But my focus is to continue to prepare this week and go out and do my job on Sunday.” The Bears hired Trestman to replace the fired Lovie Smith,

hoping he could spark their offence and get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler. Now, they’ll see how it all comes together. They’ll also be tested right from the start against a team that made the playoffs and boasts one of the top defences in the league, with Geno Atkins poised to wreak all kinds of havoc for the Bengals. Trestman spent the past five seasons as the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, winning back-to-back championships, but it remains to be seen if that success will translate to Chicago. Much of that hinges on a rebuilt offensive line and his ability to get through to Cutler, something past co-ordinators Ron Turner, Mike Martz and Mike Tice were unable to do. Either way, the spotlight is on Trestman. He has a strong history working with quarterbacks, including Bernie Kosar, Steve Young and Rich Gannon. Cutler, meanwhile, has something to prove. He also has an expiring contract, and the perception in Chicago is he’s out of excuses.


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Vehicle thefts on the rise in Cranbrook and Kimberley BY CAROLYN GRANT Kimberley Bulletin

Both Kimberley and Cranbrook detach-

ments are noting an increase in thefts of vehicles and thefts from vehicles in the

past few months. Cpl. Chris Newel of the Kimberley Detachment says that



between the two cities there were 13 vehicles stolen in July and 14 in August. There were also six attempts to steal vehicles in August. Additionally there were 42 thefts of items from vehicles in July, and 40 in August. Newel says that while the majority of these thefts occurred in Cranbrook, residents of both communities need to be vigilant about securing their vehicles and making sure valuables are removed. And there have been thefts in Kimberley as well, such as a truck taken

in Townsite earlier this month which resulted in multiple charges to the driver. Kimberley RCMP are also following up on the theft of a golf cart. The golf cart stolen from Bootleg Gap Golf Course on Saturday August 24, was located August 27 in the bush approximately 3.5 km up St. Mary’s Lake Road. There was damage to the front end, likely a result of suspects attempting to drive it off road, Newel says. Police often remind residents that the theft

of vehicles are often a crime of opportunity. If your vehicle is left unlocked, if there are valuable items visible, it increases the risk of theft. And small town or not, leaving your keys in the vehicle is an invitation, Newel says. “People just leave their keys in the ignition, while going in for a coffee and donut or warming up their car in the morning. Approximately 20 per cent of all stolen cars have keys in them. Newel offers some tips from the Insurance Bureau of Canada:

It’s important to remember that a professional thief can steal your car in about 30 seconds. But there are a few simple precautions that you can take to help make the thief’s target a little harder to reach: Never leave your vehicle running unattended Park in well-lit areas. Always roll up your car windows, lock the doors, pocket and protect your keys. Never leave valuables or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk.


Hot springs footbridge open to public BY CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

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The new Nakusp Hot Springs footbridge was opened with fanfare in mid-August. The fêted bridge is the latest effort by the Village to make the municipally-owned hot springs a viable venture, Nakusp Mayor Karen Hamling told the small crowd gathered for speeches.

“Many people put a lot of time and effort into making this project a reality,” she said. The project cost $425,000 and funding came in large part thanks to the Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society’s trails project which helped secure a Community Recreation grant for $340,000. Both the Columbia Basin Trust

and the Village of Nakusp contributed $42,500. Nakusp’s own Dave Madden Timberworks supplied the timber and timber work that gives the bridge its unique beauty. Laurie Page, representing the CBT, remarked that the bridge was the kind of collaborative project that epitomized what the Trust stands for.

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In light of trends in the labour markets a concerning gap has been identified. There simply aren’t going to be enough Canadians entering the workforce over the next twenty years to meet shortfalls caused by retirement and economic growth. To help meet the need British Columbia is actively encouraging people to relocate to the province.

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Parents have instinctive impulse to protect Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

makes me furious. In the past two years, I’ve avoided seeing or speaking to my parents. Recently, Mom asked me to see my grandmother. Against my better judgment, I went with her, and out of the blue, she did that thing again, putting her arm across my chest when she stopped suddenly. I told her to pull over. She said, “I’m sorry, but I get nervous.” I said, “Then I don’t think I can trust you to drive” and walked home. I don’t know anyone else who does this. It’s not normal. I suspect my mother wants to feel like the boss of the

is emotional cheating and he should stop or we’d be finished. He didn’t change, and it escalated to ogling strangers on elevators and women at parties. It was creepy. I was humiliated and embarrassed. After I broke up with him, I found out that he made sexually inappropriate remarks to some very young girls, saying he wanted to see them naked. I suggested therapy. He said all men do this and told me to relax. A friend of mine says he is a sexual predator and probably a sex addict. He always reads your column. Maybe you can shed some light. Is it a mental deficit or emotional cheating? -- Wondering in Canada Dear Canada: Both. If this inappropriate behavior began within the past few years, it could be an indication of early dementia. Suggest he see his doctor. However, if he has always been like this,

it is not only emotional cheating, but also worrisome. When you say “very young girls,” how young? If you believe he is preying on underage girls, please report him to the authorities. Dear Annie: “Leave Us Alone” should tell her relatives they don’t

want to start a family they can’t fully support. They should say they have set up two funds -- one to pay off their college loans and one for future children. When their loans are paid off and the one for future children is completely funded,

they will consider trying. Then ask the nosy family member how much they are willing to contribute. -- Some Humor in Dallas Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar.

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situation. What do you say? -- N.Y. Dear N.Y.: Every parent we know does this. You interpret it as controlling and manipulative, but it is done out of an instinctive impulse to protect someone they love. Try to recognize that your feelings could indicate a skewed perspective about Mom’s motives and may be coloring your entire relationship. The two of you don’t seem to communicate in the same language. Please explore this with a professional counselor and work on ways to relate in a healthier and more productive manner. And ask your mother to go, too. We suspect she could benefit, as well. Dear Annie: I recently broke up with a 70-year-old man who could not stop ogling women and making sexually inappropriate remarks to them. I talked to him about it many times and clearly stated that this

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Dear Annie: I am a 35-year-old man. Years ago, my mother developed a bad habit. Whenever I was in the passenger side of the car, if she stopped short, she would put her arm against my chest to prevent me from going through the windshield. This infuriated me. I’m already wearing a seatbelt, and there is no way a woman her size could protect me. Every time she did this, I would yell, “Keep your hands on the wheel!” Eventually, she stopped. My mother has always looked for ways to control me. She complains about every problem under the sun, and when I offer a workable solution, she says, “Well, some people can’t afford to do those things,” and we end up arguing. Her arguments are always stupid, and she’ll flip sides to make me look like the aggressor. It’s very manipulative and




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Do whatever you can to get better organized because this is what you want to accomplish right now. Make repairs, and give yourself the right equipment to do a good job. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s your turn to be creative and explore your artistic talents. This is also an ideal time for vacations, playful activities, sports events and pursuing new romance. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Conversations with a parent might be significant now. You also might want to cocoon at home because you need to pull your act together before you take it on the road. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Short trips, conversations with everyone plus increased reading and writing are your focus. Learn whatever you

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can. Enjoy meeting new faces. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Think about your finances and how you can best use what you own to live easily and smoothly. This is a good time to think about your values and what really matters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) With both the Sun and Mercury in your sign now, you’re the flavor of the month. Don’t hesitate to put yourself first. It’s time to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It’s appropriate to work behind the scenes or lie in the weeds because you need to strategize your coming year (after your birthday arrives). What’s next? SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Enjoy your increased popularity! Join clubs, groups and associations. Many of you enjoy hanging out with

younger people now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It’s easy to impress people in authority now, so make the most of this. You look competent and capable, which is why others will ask you to take on new tasks. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You want to get outta Dodge. Travel anywhere if you can, to get a change of scenery. If not, be a tourist

in your own city. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Focus on red-tape details regarding inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues. Clear up as much of this as you can. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It’s important to get more sleep now because the Sun is as far away from your sign as it gets all year. You also

have a good opportunity to learn more about your style of relating to those closest to you. YOU BORN TODAY You are patient, and you can be faithful to your family. You enjoy beauty both in your surroundings and in your own presentation. (You always dress well.) By extension, you are drawn to romantic love. You are a great planner, even if things don’t always unfold as you









expect. In fact, this year, an important decision will rise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Alice Sebold, author; Anika Noni Rose, actress; Roger Waters, musician. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Misplaced your TV Listings? Find TV listings online in every Tuesday edition at

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MLS# 2392333

Sat. Sept. 7 - starts @ 12noon 1399 Hwy 3b, Beaver Falls $299,500

This large home located between Fruitvale and Montrose is a great buy. 4 Large bedrooms and a 5th perfectly sized for a nursery or office. This 3200 sq.ft. home has all the space you and your family need. The detached shop and storage buildings provide even more space to pursue your hobbies on this one acre property. Come take a look!

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484 ting New Lis


MLS# 2392627


Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

ce New Pri

ce New Pri

MLS# 2391596

MLS# 2390386

oms 4 bedro hs & 4 bat

2 bed + suite in-law

MLS# 2390913

c Tadana

MLS# 2390923

MLS# 2392568

Trail $114,900

Rossland $329,900

Rossland $189,900

Rossland $339,900

Trail $349,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

ting New Lis

ting New Lis

MLS# 2392729

MLS# 2391600

MLS# 2392652

3 Lots

res 8.39 Ac

MLS# 2392110

MLS# 2391457

MLS# 2218775

Trail $189,900

Trail $50,000

Trail $159,000

Warfield $54,900

Robson $275,000

Rossland $327,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

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


Thursday, September 5, 2013 Trail Times




Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Financial Services

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.


HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway Owner Operators for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or call Bev at 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank everyone for applying, however we will only contact candidates that interest us.

Education/Trade Schools MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT HOME JOBS • Huge Demand In Canada • Employers Seek Out Canscribe Graduates • Over 90% Graduate Employment Rate 1.800.466.1535

The City of Trail is seeking a customer service oriented individual to Įll a contract Ʃendant ƉosiƟon in the Warks and ZecreaƟon eƉartment for the Ɖuďlic skaƟng sessions at the Trail Memorial Centre. etailed informaƟon aďout this emƉloyment oƉƉortunity is availaďle on the City͛s ǁeďsite at ǁǁǁ.ͬemƉloyment.ƉhƉ or ďy reƋuest to >isa Manaigre at (250) 364-0844. ƉƉlicaƟons ǁill ďe received unƟl 4͗00 Ɖm on Monday͕ ^eƉtemďer ϭ6͕ 20ϭ3. The City of Trail thanks all aƉƉlicants for their interest and ǁill only reƉly to those selected for an intervieǁ.

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

Garden & Lawn Siddall Drover Garden Business

Help Wanted


Pets & Livestock


Pets CUTE English Bulldog Puppies $600. Healthy Male & female. 9 weeks, Health, shot papers. 2818990861 Email:

Merchandise for Sale

Free Items FREE 6603



The City of Trail is seeking a customer service oriented individual to Įll a contract ^kate Watrol ƉosiƟon in the Warks and ZecreaƟon eƉartment for the Ɖuďlic skaƟng sessions at the Trail Memorial Centre. etailed informaƟon aďout this emƉloyment oƉƉortunity is availaďle on the City͛s ǁeďsite at ǁǁǁ.ͬemƉloyment.ƉhƉ or ďy reƋuest to >isa Manaigre at (250) 364-0844. ƉƉlicaƟons ǁill ďe received unƟl 4͗00 Ɖm on Monday͕ ^eƉtemďer ϭ6͕ 20ϭ3. The City of Trail thanks all aƉƉlicants for their interest and ǁill only reƉly to those selected for an intervieǁ.

(250) 364-1262


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

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

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








Weds. Sept. 4 • 3 - 5pm 1864 3rd Ave, Trail $179,000

Thurs. Sept 5 • 3 - 5 pm 1929 Cole Street, Fruitvale $199,000

Sat, Sept. 7 starts @ 1pm 501 Portia Cres, Sunningdale $195,000













Sat. Sept. 7 • Starts @ 11am Sat. Sept. 7 • Starts @ 1pm Sat, Sept. 7 starts @ 11am 3441 Aster Drive, Glenmerry 1502 Lupin Street, Glenmerry 314 Montcalm Rd, Warfield $275,000 $277,500 $275,000



Fruitvale $219,000 RS ! FFE ED L OIDER L A NS CO



Shavers Bench $139,500 W NE




Sat, Sept. 7 Noon-2:00pm 138 Haig Street, Warfield $234,900





Fruitvale $425,000 A AL ND N MADESIG


Trail $159,000


Fruitvale $449,000 AR YE 10 ANTY W R NE AR W




Ross Spur $340,000 OP SH GE U H

Genelle $74,500


Trail $159,900

Sunningdale $189,000


Glenmerry $265,000


Montrose $195,000






Place a classified word ad and...


Sat, Sept. 7 starts @ 1pm Sat, Sept. 7 1:00-3:00pm Sat, Sept. 7 starts @ 11am 1002 Regan Cres, Sunningdale 145 Cambridge Road, Warfield 901 Scott St, Warfield $295,500 $239,000 $219,000

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

1148 Bay Ave, Trail


Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. BUSY FRUITVALE Dental practice is seeking a certified dental assistant for a maternity leave. If you are a team player with great interpersonal skills, good work ethic and willingness to learn, we would like to hear from you. Ortho and/or prostho modules will be given strong consideration. Please apply in confidence to Box 850, Fruitvale, BC, V0G 1L0 CAFFE AMERICANO looking for mature cook with experience. Apply within. 250-3642000 FRUITVALE IDA PHARMACY Full time Pharmacy Assistant required for modern pharmacy. Work area includes dispensary, compounding lab and automated pouch packaging for long term care. Experience and certification is required. Apply in person or in confidence to: or Box 490, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0. Attn: Peter. September 30, 2013 Deadline JOURNEYMAN WELDER needed. Stainless steel welding an asset. Please send resume with references to: PO Box 398, Trail, BC V1R 4L7. **WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information

(250) 364-1262

Light Pruning • Weeding Garden Clean-Up Design • Consultation

Houses For Sale



Glenmerry $229,000

Montrose $189,900

Salmo $279,900

Wayne DeWitt ext 25 Mario Berno ext 27 Dawn Rosin ext 24

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

Thea Stayanovich ext 28 Joy DeMelo ext 29 Denise Marchi ext 21

Trail Times Thursday, September 5, 2013


Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate



Garage Sales

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent


TRAIL Reno’d, heritage style apartments in quiet, well kept building. Close to downtown, on site laundry, Non smoking. 1 bdrm $500 2 bdrm $575 Heat & Hot Water included 250-226-6886or 250-858-2263

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

DOWNTOWN TRAIL, 1500sq.ft. downstairs space available, with front and back entrances. 250-364-2000

For Sale By Owner

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

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale

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

Musical Instruments Musical Instruments, Lessons Books & Accessories P.A. lighting sales & rentals BAY AVENUE MUSIC, TRAIL 250-368-8878

Homes Wanted HOUSE IN ROSSLAND WANTED ASAP 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


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. Montrose 3 brm, W/D, newly reno, must have ref. NS $800/month 250-231-6651 ROSSLAND, Downtown, apt and rooms for rent, short-term/ long-term. 250-231-8015


Sunningdale:2bdrm corner unit,TV cable & heat included & free use of washer and dryer. $750/mo. 250-368-3055 WARFIELD 2bd condo totally renovated 250-362-7716 W.Trail. 2-bd. main floor. f/s,w/d,d/w, heat pump $750./mo. plus utilities. Avail. immediately. 250-368-1015


Homes for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

TRAIL, 4bdrm, 2bath, full basement, appliances incl., close to school, private back yard, carport, NS, pets negotiable. 250-368-3142




Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval

EARN 2BR Apt Upper Warfield. Ground level, lots of updates. $725/month. N/S N/P. 250-512-8097



20ft. Maxium, great ski&fishing $10,000.obo; Dining rm. table & 6chairs +buffet& hutch $700.obo; handcarved rocking chair $300.obo. 250-368-8815

2004 27” Pioneer Trailer, sleeps 6, great condition, $10,000, 250-362-9562

CASTLEGAR, 1Bdrm. ground level, f/s, $600./mo.util.incl., avail. immed. 604-512-4178


BIG Moving/Garage sale: 310 Sylvia Cres. Sunningdale Saturday September 7, 8-12 Furniture/household A19

The Trail Times is giving away FREE wood pallets!

Get creative! Benches, tables, planters! Pick up at 1163 Cedar Ave, Trail 8:30am-3pm




is looking for full time and substitute paper carriers! Deliver the Trail Times four days a week, or the Advertiser one day a week, or both to make additional cash!




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

Various routes available

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


Thursday, September 5, 2013 Trail Times

OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ Experts 05 66 X 1 LE VA FRUIT LOT


2099 3rd Avenue, Rossland

1894 Mountain Street, Fruitvale

The perfect big family home located in Miral Heights. 4200 sq.ft. completely finished, 5 bdrms and 3 baths, 3 gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and many more features. Call for your viewing!

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

Perfect spot for a bungalow level entry with walk out basement. Fabulous views! Tucked between newer homes. Services available at lot line. Dream it - then LIVE it!

4 bdrm, 2 bath home on a quiet street , close to high school, shopping and on a bus route! Features include a covered patio, private sundeck. detached garage, plenty of parking, a bright, sunny dining room. Call for a viewing now!

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Call Tonnie (250)-365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101

2470 Colin Crescent, Trail

This very well kept building has been used since 1986 as a house of worship. Alternate uses include a daycare, or contractors office. There is ample yard space for a contractor & room to construct a shop building or light industrial yard. Call Richard (250) 368-7897

2024 – 8th Avenue, Trail

5255 Highway 6, Winlaw




Ron & Darlene Your

Call now for a Free Home Evaluation

Local Home Team



2980 Spruce Road, Fruitvale



1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale

1734 Noran Street, Trail

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.

Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath, character home Over 2900 sq ft of space with newer windows, upgraded plumbing and electrical panel. There is plenty of parking accessed through the back alley. Relax and/or entertain outside under the large covered patio. This is a very special home!

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153


Settle in on fenced 40 acres of privacy just outside of Fruitvale. Package includes executive home, heated workshop, professional, dog kennel, barn with hay storage, covered stables, tack room and 110 Kootenay Avenue, Tadanac walk-in cooler; plus 4 vehicle Cover-All 2058 - 5th Avenue, Rossland $279,000 Quonset storage. The list goes on... $175,000 Call today! Call Darlene (250) 231-0527 or Ron (250) 368-1162

Jodi Beamish 250-231-2331



Thinking of moving? 1741 - 3rd Avenue, Rossland


360 - 2nd Avenue, Rivervale

340 Grandview Place, Genelle

8412 Theatre Road, Trail

Perfection! This gorgeous home built in 2009 has it all, 3 bdrms 4 baths, 9 foot ceilings, granite countertops, hard wood, man cave, double garage, and so much more!! All this and situated on a beautifully, landscaped, private lot close to all amenities. You must see to believe!

Live the dream! This gorgeous custombuilt home features stunning views and quality workmanship. Gourmet kitchen, 3 bdrms with master suite, gas fireplace and an open floor-plan with oodles of windows. You have to see it to believe it!

Newer 4 bdrm home on 0.87 acre private lot. This home offers private entrance, open floor plan, beautiful kitchen and gorgeous gas fireplace with antique mantle. Also included is a large (22x28) insulated shop. Call now!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264



Thinking of moving? Call me for a FREE market evaluation today!

2026 St. Paul Street, Rossland


Tons of space and fantastic southern views in this 3 bdrm fixer upper. Hardwood floors and wide baseboards. Centrally located close to downtown Rossland and both schools. With some elbow grease and creative ideas you can make this a great place to call home.

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Christine (250) 512-7653


This 4 plex is a must see! Immaculate 4-2 bdrm units that have been impeccably maintained and renovated. Each unit is approx. 950 sq ft, separately metered, have washers/dryers, hot water tanks and all appliances. 4 covered parking spaces with storage lockers, large .21 acre lot, brand new roof over carports and newer roof on the building. Great rental income! Call Christine (250) 512-7653


Call us today for a FREE no obligation market evaluation! A market evaluation compares the value of a home to the value of similar homes in the same neighbourhood.

1354 Cooke Avenue, Rossland


Just move in! This property has been freshly painted inside and features a new bathroom. The lot is flat and the walk to and from shopping is pretty much flat as well. Great yard, good sun exposure, rows of delicious raspberries. Call Bill (250) 231-2710

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


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, September 05, 2013  

September 05, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

Trail Daily Times, September 05, 2013  

September 05, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times