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Hiking in the hinterlands For the better part of a week, Castlegar’s Kerry Saari has been demonstrating the ability to get around on foot in an alpine setting. Part of a group of Canadian Tire ladies from across the country, Saari earned the ability through extensive training in the area close to home – Rossland and Nelson to be specific. The geographic advantage has stood her in good stead as compared to some of the participants from back east as the group treks for many kilometres per day in scenic areas from Canmore to Lake Louise AB. As personally rewarding as the endeavour has been from a physical standpoint, it’s been even better for the real beneficiary of the exercise - namely ‘Jumpstart’ the program that sees to it that kids get to play organized sports regardless of their families’ financial situation. Watch for a post-trek summary from Kerry Saari in a coming issue of the Castlegar News. Submitted photo

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Tax scheme provides boost to two local businesses marvin beatty Castlegar News Reporter

Andre Buss, director of finance for the City of Castlegar, said so far the city has received two applications from businesses for the revitalization tax exemption introduced last year. The aim of the bylaw is to provide an economic kick-start encouraging capital investment in commercial properties. The hope is that the tax base will increase, the visual appeal of commercial properties within the city will be improved and more economic growth will happen. The two businesses that have applied under the bylaw, so far, are Mitchell Supply, on 13th Avenue behind city Hall, and the Chameleon Hotel at 330 Columbia Ave. Chris Knegt, a manager at Mitchell’s said they started renovations at the sprawling building and construction store in January and wrapped up most of the work in mid-May. DJM Contracting from Rossland is one of their biggest customers and was hired to do the bulk of the work. “We added about 1,000 square feet but reconfigured the entire store to increase the retail space,” said

Knegt, who added that the addition of a second story and renovations to the retail area also increased efficiency for customers and staff. “We moved a lot of the offices and storage out of the way so that what the customer sees is all about their needs.” One of the challenges with the long, angled lot Mitchell’s is on is that customers who needed a number of different products were constantly moving their vehicles for loading. Knegt said the store, which has been in Castlegar since 1953, is now simpler to navigate through and they have room to grow again. Over at the Chameleon Hotel, co-owner Marina Kaden said the city has been great to work with since she and her husband, Hartmut, took possession of the hotel and restaurant at 330 Columbia Avenue in February. “We have half of the top floor for our apartment,” said Hartmut. “It’s a beautiful view.” Long-term plans for the Chameleon are beginning to take shape with the investments they have made. Though there are about 13 hotel rooms (all currently closed for renovations) their

plan is to make the bathrooms and bedrooms larger and have a total of about 10 rooms to offer the travelling public. Plumbing and electrical issues in the 60-year-old building have cost more than what they originally anticipated but the internal structure of the building is excellent, said Kaden. “We’ve had a lot of support from the city and they have been very good with advice and answering questions,” she said. Kaden’s family is no stranger to the work of developing such a property, as she and her brother owned a building company in Moscow and her husband had a motel and restaurant in Nova Scotia. Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff, council member liaison to the Development Services committee said there wasn’t a goal in mind with the number of businesses they hoped would take advantage of the incentive but said it was great that two had in the first year. “We were hoping some people would take it on, start revitalizing their places and save a little money while doing it,” she said. “Anytime you have something new it’s a slow process and in B.C., businesses

The Chameleon Hotel and Restaurant (top) and Mitchell’s Supply have both benefitted from a tax bylaw that has enabled the Castlegar businesses to undergo renovations/ expansion. Marvin Beatty

with any extra money are sort of holding onto it right now.” Heaton-Sherstobitoff said the bylaw, which still has another year to generate more applicants, may be extended when council reviews it in2014.

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All smiles for the big ride If the ground rumbled around your home in Castlegar on Sunday morning, it wasn’t an earthquake but the vibrations from hundreds of motorcycles taking part in the 26th annual West Kootenay Toy Run. The event wrapped up back in Castlegar with a dinner, live music and, of course, the raffle which included a grand prize of a 2013 SuperGlide Custom 110th Anniversary Edition, won by Gus Gustafson of Trail, and a second prize of a new, retro-model, ‘48 Sportster that Danelle Gilbert of Rossland will park in her driveway. Organizers said after the ride they had great weather with only a little rain between Salmo and Fruitvale. “From the registration sheets I counted 353 bikes and 85 passengers,” said Mike Defosse in an email. A community event like the Toy Run requires a lot of support and dinner later that evening was served by Special Olympics athletes and volunteers, while the band No More Madness played into the evening. “We had about 25 volunteers and athletes — with Geoff Tellier of Selkirk College Food Services doing the cooking and helping to serve the dinner,” said Cyra Frisk, Manager, Community Development (Trail). “We’d like to put out a huge thank you to the West Kootenay Toy Run Association for inviting us to help.” The “Most Spirited Rider” prize went to Wayne and Pam Lyttle; The oldest rider was Barry Jones (84) while the youngest was 17-year-old John Van. Triggor Davies was the rider from farthest away (Mexico). For more, see Page B7 of the West Kootenay Advertiser.

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affordable monthly rent and include weekly housekeeping, a wide selection of recreational and social activities, 24 hour emergency monitoring, shuttle bus service, and hot, delicious meals prepared by on-site chefs. And each meal is served by cheerful wait staff in a central dining room, with a cozy fireplace where guests and families are always welcome. In addition to the hospitality services, residents can enjoy peace of mind knowing they don’t have to worry about extra bills because all utilities including water, sewer, heat, air conditioning and cable are also included. What’s more, Castle Wood Village’s convenient location enables seniors to easily maintain their relationships with friends and family. And at Castle Wood Village pets are a big part of the family. In this pet friendly building residents are encouraged to bring their pets with them to live. Free from the responsibilities of home-ownership, seniors at Castle Wood Village can enjoy the many other activities and joys that life offers. We’re fortunate to live in a time when retirement living options provide everything seniors want – and more! Castle Wood Village is open daily; and you can call (250) 365-6686 for more information or to book a tour.


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Editor: Jim Sinclair Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Publication Mail Agreement Number 40012905

To those who play the game

As the last print edition prior to the by -election coming up Saturday, it’s a suitable time to offer encouragement, and thanks to the candidates for the City of Castlegar council seat. It’s often said that stats can be arranged to make any point a person wishes to make, but some are impossible to juggle enough to make a positive result. Such statistics relate to voter turnout, which, in just about every situation from federal elections to those for rural area directors in far-flung regional districts, is down and has been dropping steadily for a long time. It’s almost enough to sap the enthusiasm of anyone thinking of running, but the good news is, so far, at least, we have citizens among us who continue to answer the call. The winner of Saturday’s vote will get a clear message from the electorate, even if the margin of victory is tiny – the message will be: ‘Time to get to work.’ Taking on the workload of a conscientious city councillor is a major commitment. How to balance it with everything a candidate has on their plate and do it justice is a tall order, and as always, there will be no shortage of onlookers willing to point out any instances where they may slip up. For the time being our system appears to be holding up. We can only hope that someday soon there might be signs of a turnaround, a re-engagement of the majority when it comes to the political process. For that to happen, though, we’ll have to hope just as hard for a change in the process itself, one that suggests that the grassroots voters are as important as made out to be. We want to hear from you.

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The Castlegar News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should typically be in the range of 300 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Phone: 250-365-6397 The Castlegar News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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A new life... new restaurant Have you been looking for a new restaurant to visit for dinner? It turns out Castlegar is home to quite a few different types of restaurants—from Greek to Indian to Chinese. And now a German style restaurant has begun to do business downtown—the Chameleon. Set in a wing of the once-famous Marlane Hotel, the restaurant is the brainchild of Hartmut and Marina Kaden, who have recently arrived here from Nova Scotia. Actually, they bought the entire dilapidated Marlane Hotel and have been working day and night to refurbish the place. Slowly, they are redoing the interior of the building, creating several kinds of living spaces, some to be available soon to rent. In the meantime, they are operating a restaurant in that location. Many of the meals are indeed of German origin, but they offer an international menu with items from Italian, Russian, French, and Azerbaijan cuisine. In addition, they have a few North American dishes available. You can start with a pesto or eggplant appetizer. You can follow that with a Black Forest salad, and the main course could be schnitzel, pasta, or crepe. The restaurant is a licensed establishment. If you arrive at the Chameleon for Cindy Amaral Production Manager

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lunch or dinner, you will be dining in a small restaurant. The waitress will be friendly, and the cooks will be mainly Hartmut himself with Marina doing the finer things. The food will take a while to prepare, but it will be worth the wait. I loved the Thuringer Bratwurst with sauerkraut and red cabbage with spatzle instead of mashed potatoes. My friend raved about the Maultaschen soup with its dumplings filled with ground beef and spinach in a beef bouillon. How did this couple get here? They decided they needed a change from their life in Halifax. One day, Marina saw the Marlane Hotel advertised on the Internet, and so they drove across Canada to have a look at it. Initially, they weren’t keen on the building because it was dirty and run-down. It needed major work to get it operational, but they were overwhelmed by the beauty of the Castlegar area so decided to give it a try. In fact, they took quite a chance coming west a second time. They’d sold up everything in Halifax and began their journey here without knowing if their offer for the hotel had been accepted. What a relief it must have been to learn halfway across Canada that they now owned a hotel—a fixer-upper

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to be sure. Fortunately, Hartmut had spent a few years of his life as a contractor of vintage houses in Halifax, so he knew he could handle renovating the Marlane. He and Marina have spent the past year and a half bringing some of the building back into useable space. They’ve been reshaping hotel rooms on the second floor and are planning apartments for the third floor. Meanwhile, they’ve set up this lovely little restaurant and are serving all sorts of wonderful foods. It turns out Hartmut has a culinary background as well because he ran a motel and restaurant on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia for ten years. So both his hospitality skills and his carpentry expertise have been the necessary background to get a business going here. Hartmut and Marina haven’t had much time for fun around Castlegar yet, but they love cycling and have been exploring trails in the area on their one day off. They appreciate the landscape and enjoyed their first winter here, which they considered quite mild. They believe Castlegar is a very liveable city and about the right size for their business—currently a restaurant, and later a refurbished hotel. Jim Sinclair Editor

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C ommendations to the Lamont family for recognizing the efforts of the Search and Rescue teams who risked their lives to help others. They’re the same kind of folks who helped out at 9-11 in New York. -L. Bosse, Castlegar

The Sharing Pot Kitchen, otherwise known as Castlegar’s “Soup Kitchen,” has served hot nutritious dinners to many in need since 1996, since 2001 at the Air Cadet Hall. Throughout the year, a wide variety of meals are cooked and served by a rotation of volunteer cooks



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Spanks to those who think the sound of OUR children growing up in OUR community is a bad thing. The joyous sound of children should have no limits! Spanks to those who continue to spread inaccurate or misleading information about things such as Facebook privacy without checking into it. Thanks to the city of Castlegar and transit people who are looking at adding schedules to bus stops to make get-


weekly. Last year, the number of people attending our kitchen rose from 25 people each Tuesday to often 50 people in 2013. The combination of more people attending and the great rise in grocery costs leads us to appeal for donations to pay for groceries and meet our rent costs. We need your help. The service, managed by the Stonesoup Committee, is financed solely





by donations from the community. The Stonesoup Committee is made up of volunteers from Castlegar United Church, St.David’s Anglican Church, St. Rita’s Catholic Church and the Doukhobor Ladies Groups who are dedicated to helping the needy. We would be so grateful if you would make a contribution to this cause. For charitable donation receipts, please make your check



ting around by bus easier. Thanks to those who did everything they could for the two bear cubs that were unsuccessfully relocated; Spanks to those who continue to not get rid of attractants in their yards. Thanks to to organizers of events such as the Terry Fox Run coming up this Sunday. Your promotional efforts are truly appreciated. These kind of events must never be allowed to lapse into irrele-

payable to Castlegar United Church, specifying Stonesoup Committee. For more information, please call me at 365-6470. Sincerely, Rosemary Manarin.

To the candidates: Withholding your letters was not a snub, but part of an ongoing policy. Good luck with your campaigns.

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Upcoming This page is for community, charity or fundraising events that are free or (nearly so) at the discretion of the editor. If you have previously posted an event and want it to run again, please provide an up-to-date version with contact details. Email:, drop off at our office at Unit 2 - 1810 8th Ave in Castlegar or give us a call at 250-365-6397. Thank you. Thursday, Sept. 12 Kootenay Gallery Annual General Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Kootenay Gal-

lery. For more info call 250-3653337. Thursday, Sept. 12: Twin Rivers Chorale. If you love to sing, come and join our SATB choir. Our music ranges from traditional to jazz. First practice Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., St. Peter Lutheran Church, 713 4th Street, Castlegar. For more info, call 250-365-5454. Friday, sept. 13: KAAP presents RAISE THE WOOF Comedy night at

The Element Club in Castlegar. A night of fun and fundraising for the homeless and needy cats and dogs in our communities. Advance tickets at or in person are $20. Saturday, Sept. 14: BEAKS is having a green car wash at the Cas-

tlegar Realty parking lot (corner of 8th and Columbia Ave) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vehicles washed by donation. Please help BEAKS continue caring for orphaned and injured wild birds. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please call 250-365-3701. Sunday, Sept. 15 32nd annual Terry Fox Run starts at 9 a.m. at

the Community Complex. Run, walk, rollerblade or bike the 5 or 10 km route. Pick up pledges at the Castelgar Complex. Thursday, Sept. 19: Tea Dance at the Castlegar Rec. Centre

from 2 - 4 p.m., $2. Dance to entertainment from Mary Ann & Don. Sponsored by the Castlegar Seniors. Friday, sept. 20: Free West Kootenay Ostomy Education

seminar at the Royal Canadian Legion, Castlegar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speakers and product reps will be on hand. Door prizes and free lunch. To register, please call 1-800-6635111. For more info, please call 250-368-9827 or 250-365-6276.

Community Calendar Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22: 18th Annual Pass Creek Fall Fair. 2nd Annual

Dirty Diggers Weekend. Please log onto or call 250-365-7273 for more info.

Sunday, September 22: Author reading - Everyone welcome to

attend an afternoon with veterinarian and author, Dave Perrin. This free event, brought to you by the Kootenay Library Federation and the Castlegar Public Library, is at 11:30 a.m. at Castle Wood Village, 525 Columbia Ave., Castlegar. For more info, call the library at 250-365-6611.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Castlegar & District Community Services Society Annual General Meet-

ing @ 7p.m. at 1007 2nd St. in Castlegar. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Saturday, Sept. 28: Family barbecue (by donation) for the West Kootenay Brain Injury Association at Kalawsky Chev-

rolet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free balloons for the kids courtesy of Doreen Balloon Creations. Hosted by Sun Life Financial and sponsored by Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC, Trail Pastry Shop and Safeway.


gar Special Olympics athletes and your environment. Thank you for dropping them off at 2908 Columbia Ave in Castlegar. You’ll see the big blue sign. ONGOING: The Treasure Shop -

Another great sale Friday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 21. All jewellery 1/2 price, purses 1/2 price and scarves 2 for 1.  Current silent auction closes Saturday, Sept. 14. Please note:  we will be closed all day Friday, Sept. 13 as our auxiliary is hosting the 2013 BCAHA Kootenay Boundary Conference.  This allows our volunteers to entertain all other auxiliaries in the Kootenays.  Check out our website We need volunteers so please give whatever time you can spare.    ongoing: castlegar Sculpture walk and castlegar art walk:

Visit and or call the Chamber of Commerce Info Centre at 250365-6313 for details.

Thursday, September12, 2013 Castlegar News 1507 Columbia Ave, Castlegar 250-365-2955

ongoing: September SENIORs ACTIVITIES at the castlegar COMPLEX MON: 10:00 Darts,

1:00 Whist. TUES: 9:30 Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts, 7:00 Pool. WED: 9:30 Floor Curling, 10:00 Sept 18 Raspbrry Hi coffee. THURS: 9:00 3rd Thursday, Zone 6. Sr. games meeting, 1:00 Bingo, 2:00 Sept 5 General Meeting, 7:00 Rummoli. FRI: 10:00 Qi Gong, 1:00 Bridge/Crib. Open five days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for coffee. ONGOING: ROBSON MARKET at Robson Hall 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sundays. Fresh produce, baking, collectibles, household, craft supplies and more. Homestyle breakfast served, provided by local groups that are fundraising. New Vendors welcome. Tables $5; to book call Lynne 250-3658165. We urgently need charity/community groups to help make breakfast starting in Sept. Call Darrin at 250-365-6244 for more info. RobsonFleaMarket ONGOING: Castlegar Rotary Clubs are looking for host fami-

lies for international high school students. Time frame is 2 - 3 months during the upcoming school term. If interested, call Doug Clark at 250-365-3036. Ongoing: FARMER’S MARKET AT THE CASTLEGAR STATION MUSEUM

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A great variety of goods from local vendors: fruit and veggies, pies, cinnamon buns, pyrohi, borscht, jams, plants, haircuts, loofa slice soaps and a lot more. Free coffee, too. New vendors welcome. To book a spot (only $5) call Deb at 250-365-6440. Ongoing: All About Breastfeeding Informative support

group for breastfeeding moms. Neighbourhood House (behind Chopsticks) in Castlegar, Tuesdays, 10:30 - noon More info: 250-365-3662, ongoing: tops group meets every wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 10

a.m. at Kinnaird Hall 2320 Columbia Avenue. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Join round table talks, make new friends. Monthly fee of $10. More info call 365-7956. Ongoing: Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena Sun.

at 10 a.m. (phone Mike at 3658302), Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 365-2738), Wednesday at 7 p.m., (Call Fay at 250687-0484. Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m (phone Len at 3657805).

1995 Columbia Ave Trail 250-364-1208

ongoing: al-anon meets every Monday night AL-ANON is for

people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meeting every Monday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) More info call Donna 365-3168 or Eileen 365-3674. ongoing: poker fundraiser at

Lion’s Head Pub every Tuesday. Games start at 7 p.m. sharp and go until there is a winner. Buy-in is $50, with 25 per cent going to the Happy Liver Society assiting liver transplant patients, the rest in cash prizes. 20 players max.

ongoing: TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS Local Toastmasters club

Sentinel Speakers meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Castlegar on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have some fun! Guests warmly welcomed. More info call Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336. ongoing: Operation Feast es-

tablished in 2012 provides meals for members of our community. All invited for home-cooked meals Thursdays at New Life Assembly Church, 602 - 7th Street. Doors open at 4 p.m, dinner served until 5:30 p.m. Entrance to dining area located at the back of Church. More info: Carol at 365-5734. ongoing:




Tuesdays 6 - 9 p.m. at 44th Trail Armory in Shaver’s Bench 19907th Ave. Contact Lt(N) Richard Chanig 250-368-6247. Ongoing: free pool - Everyone welcome Every Saturday at the

Royal Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. Bring friends and have an afternoon of fun. ongoing: friday youth program

at Blueberry Creek Community School. A fun, safe night for kids in the area to watch a movie, play games/sports and hang out with friends. For grades K - 5, 6:30-8 p.m. and grades 6 up, 8-10 p.m. Check out the B.C.C.S. facebook page for movie listings and other info or phone 250-365-7201. Ongoing: USCC Cultural Interpretive Society meets every

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre.

Ongoing: Advocate in Castlegar on Thursdays Questions about

welfare issues, disability benefits, tenancy or family law? A staff person from The Advocacy Centre is in Castlegar every Thurs-

day from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Services, 1007 2nd Street. Appointments are encouraged, please call the Centre at 250608-0589 or 1-877-352-5777.

ongoing: Mom’s Support Group

All moms welcome to this loosely structured group supporting challenges of being a mom. No referral required. Comments/ queries: Sandi McCreight 250365-2104 ext. 34


bling; Castlegar Community Services Call 250-608-2254.

ONGOING: Scrabble Club on the 2nd Wed. of the month at the Castlegar Public Library. 6:30–8 p.m. All levels welcome! For info call Alana at 304-6862. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

ONGOING: Adult Upgrading Program free for parents to upgrade

math, English and/or study skills with an instructor from Selkirk College. Kootenay Family Place on Mon. & Wed. from 1 -3 p.m. Childcare and snacks provided. For more info call Alana at 3046862. Offered by Selkirk College, Kootenay Family Place and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

ONGOING: New to Canada? Set-

tlement services can provide eligible newcomers with information about community services, programs, transportation, schools, housing, banking, or preparing for citizenship. Call Megan Read at 250-687-4714 or email welcometocastlegar@ Funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.


looking for brass, woodwind and percussion players. We meet in the McIntyre Room at the Cominco Arena in Trail on Monday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Practices begin Sept. 16. If you are interested in joining please phone: 250-365-6405 for more info

ONGOING: Legion Meat Draws

Saturdays Royal Canadian Legion Castlegar/Robson Brnach #170, 248 Columbia Avenue, 4 to 6 p.m. Guests welcome and must be signed in by a member.

ONGOING: Blueberry Bottle Depot Please donate refund-

able bottles & cans to Blueberry Creek Community School Hub at 200 Centre Ave. in Blueberry Creek. All proceeds benefit the centre. Special thanks to Ed & Annette Waywood.

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One thousand kilometres through south eastern B.C. in 10 days, is a lot for a group of cyclists to cover, especially when considering some of the steep mountain passes that need to be crossed. Cops for Kids 2013 looked in fine form after having put the summits of Anarchist Mountain, Eholt, and Blueberry Paulson behind them, powering into Castlegar on Sunday, Sept. 8. Cops for Kids is a major commitment, and the goals of the program are every bit as major. Here’s how the outfit describes what it does, and why, in its own words, retrieved from the Cops for Kids website: “Cops for Kids are committed to assisting children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. We tirelessly work to raise funds to continue our ongoing support to the children in communities that we serve. Cops for Kids are devoted to helping little our communities! “Cops For Kids has many events throughout the year, however, our signature event is the Cops for Kids Ride. This gruelling ten day ride occurs each year over some very challenging terrain. We are driven by our commitment to the little people that we serve in the Southern Interior Region of British Columbia and are devoted to making a difference in their lives!” To ride with the Cops for Kids, an officer must fundraise a minimum of $2,000 in pledges in their home community. This is nothing for triflers. The experience is and endurance test, even for support crews who routinely endure 17-hour days. Demanding, for sure, and riders don’t get any kind of break at the conclusion even though, according to coordinator Courtenay King, the ordeal could easily warrant at least a week of recovery time. The Castlegar reception was a warm, enthusiastic one, much like each of the stops along the Cops for Kids route. Speaking of which the tour started in Kelowna,






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Children’s Programs Saturdays from 9am - 1pm • Ages 5-7....9:00am - 9:45am • Ages 8-12....10:00am - 11:15am • Ages 13-18....11:30am - 1:00pm Stay Strong Yoga for older adults Tues and Thurs 8:45am - 10:15am Women’s Group (all levels) Tues and Thurs 10:30am - 12:00pm After School Teacher’s Rest & Restore Class Thurs 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Twenty-one riders (above), members of different police detachments, arrive in Castlegar from Grand Forks on Sunday, Sept. 8. Below: Cst. Rob Gardiner is greeted by Mayor Lawrence Chernoff. Bottom: Local cadets (invited by Cst. Gardiner) get ready to serve cake, for the occasion.

Yoga Levels I,II,III Tues 6:00pm - 7:30pm & 7:35pm - 9:15pm or Thurs 4:30pm - 6:00pm & 6:00pm - 7:45pm

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headed south to Osoyoos, east to Castlegar before heading to Nelson, Balfour, Crawford Bay, down to Creston, over to Cranbrook then through Golden, Revelstoke, on to Kamloops, Vernon and back to Kelowna to finish. There was a sizable crowd at the Safeway parking lot on Sunday with local dignitaries and a horde of well-wishers. Constable Rob Gardiner, a Castlegar Mountie, acted as MC for the ceremony then later had a personal chat with the Castlegar News. “This is my second ride,” said the peace officer, “last year was my first.” Gardiner started preparing for this year’s challenge back in May, trying to ride as much as he could. This year he focussed on hill climbing as opposed to straight distance like he did last year. “It wasn’t something I

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had done much of before last year,” said the constable about cycling. “A couple of members here were in the Cops for Kids ride, and were leaving town. I realized how much of a commitment they put in, and how much the community embraced the ride. So I decided to take it on, bought a bike, shorts and equipment I needed.” The experiences he’s had since, including the time

spent with the kids has been “simple amazing.” Courtney King said one of the riders had raised pledges totaling more that $13,000, a couple over the $5,000 mark and “pretty consistent in the $3,000 to $4,000 level.” For more information on the program, including how to offer support, get online and visit www.copsforkids. org

Fruitvale Christian Fellowship –

1878 Columbia Gardens Rd. 250.367.6611

Sunday, September 15 at 10:30 am

Kinnaird Church of God – 2404 Columbia Avenue Thursday, September 19 at 7 pm – KCOG Coffee House – Free Coffee & refreshments and an informal time of sharing, questions and answers with Albert. Friday, September 20 at 7 pm – Worship & Healing Service Saturday, September 21 at 9 am – Men’s Breakfast – Guys enjoy a gourmet breakfast and a special time of sharing with Albert. Tickets are $5 – available at the above venues and at the door. Saturday, September 21 at 7 pm – Worship & Healing Service Sunday, September 22 at 10 am and 7 pm – Worship & Healing Services Albert Luepnitz is a retired US Army Criminal Investigator, who has travelled throughout many nations throughout North and South America. During the past thirty years, Albert has primarily ministered in Colombia, South America to members of the Colombian government, Colombian Armed Forces, rebel forces, drug cartels, and civilian population, leading many thousands of people to Jesus and to miracle healings. The presidents of two nations have had Albert minister to them and to leaders of all their respective national offices. In Colombia, he is well known, and accepted as an ambassador of peace. If you would like to hear Albert’s incredible story of how God changed his life (and can change yours too!) or if you, a loved one, or friend are in need of healing in your body, soul, or mind...we encourage you to come and sit under the powerful teaching and prayer ministry of this humble man of God and receive your blessing! For more information: or 250.365.5300


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COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS The City of Castlegar invites applications from persons interested in volunteering to serve on a Council appointed Board or Committee. This could include the Board of Variance, Advisory Planning Commission or other committee deemed necessary by Council. Those interested are requested to submit a written application and resume - CLEARLY MARKED “VOLUNTEER POSITION” – to the City no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013. Applications and resumes should be forwarded to the attention of: Carolyn Rempel, Director of Corporate Services, City of Castlegar, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 Phone: (250) 365-7227 Fax: (250) 365-4810 Email: Applications and resumes will be retained by the City of Castlegar for a period of one year. Pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information collected will be utilized solely for the selection or appointment of committee members.

Notice of Tax Sale Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Community Charter and the Local Government Act, the City of Castlegar will be conducting the Annual Tax Sale of lands for delinquent Notice of Tax Sale taxes at 445 13th Avenue, Suite 101, Castlegar, British Columbia commencing at 10:00am Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Community Charter and the Local on Monday September The following is aconducting list of properties within the City of Castlegar Government Act, the 30, City2013. of Castlegar will be the Annual Tax Sale of lands for delinquent 445 13th6, Avenue, subject to tax saletaxes as at at September 2013. Suite 101, Castlegar, British Columbia commencing at 10:00am on Monday September 30, 2013. The following is a list of properties within the City of Castlegar subject to tax sale as at September 6, 2013.


Property Address

0002.000 1009 2nd Street 00024.000 914 4th Street

Legal Description Lot B, Plan NEP 9041, District Lot 181, PID 013-162-772

00342.002 902 Columbia Avenue

Lot 1 and 2, Block 1 and 17, Plan 650, District Lot 181, PID 016-817-150, 016-817-176 Lot 17 and 18, Block 25, Plan 650, District Lot 181, PID 013-874-870, 013-874-900 Lot 4 & 5, Block 32, Plan NEP650, District Lot 181, PID 012-492-779 & 012-493-279 Lot A, Plan NEP19590, District Lot 181, PID 017-555-035

00672.000 1404 Arrow Lakes Dr.

Lot 10, Plan 2323, DL 7182, PID 015-303-322

00097.000 408 7th Avenue 00149.000 409 7th Avenue 00643.000 214 11th Avenue

00907.262 1601 Greystone Place 01249.000 2648 4th Avenue

Lot 1, Plan NEP2356, DL 4598, PID 007-382-774

Lot 30 and 31, Block 2, Plan 2407, DL 4598, PID 015-289-621, 015-289-664 Lot 2, Block 6, Plan 2594, DL 7170, PID 011-010-509

01430.110 2-808 Merrycreek Rd.

Lot 1, Plan NES3762, DL 7173, PID 028-142-691

01430.140 3-808 Merrycreek Rd. 01447.010 2304 Columbia Ave. 01459.200 2200 Columbia Ave. 01506.000 2314 11th Avenue 01696.010 2609 10th Avenue 01727.450 101 18th Street

Castlegar ArtWalk 2013

Artist Bios 22 – 23 Castlegar ArtWalk Editor: April Cuffy This submission concludes the series on ArtWalk artists

ARTIST NAME: Connie Neaga VENUE: Castlegar Computers (#21) MEDIUM: Paintings and Photographs: Acrylic, Landscapes CURRENT CITY: Castlegar HOMETOWN: Montreal ARTIST STATEMENT: I am continuously amazed by the wonderful watersheds and pristine valleys we have in our collective backyard, and try to honour them in my work. I wish to create an extensive body of work related to the theme of water. I feel blessed to live in “paradise” and be able to drink directly out of our creeks here. I want to honour the sacredness of water in my work, for without it, there is no life. BIO: I was born and raised in Montreal, and after graduating with a degree in Anthropology from l’Université de Montreal, I nervously dared myself to apply to art school— thinking I would not get in. Luckily, I was accepted at Concordia University where I discovered the wonders of photography, painting, print-

“Carin’s Creek” by Shirley Torbic, as displayed at the office of the Castlegar News. Jim Sinclair

making and sculpture. After graduating with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993, I focused on photography, music, dance and theatre for many years here and on Gabriola Island. I supported my artistic endeavours by tree-planting for two decades in B.C. I fell in love with B.C.’s supernatural beauty and enjoyed being woken up by bears, and taking “choppers” to work. I planted all over the province, but the Kootenays were my first love. What healing waters we have here. After planting over one million trees, a knee injury cut my planting career short—but not my appetite for ways to enjoy the outdoors. Photographing

Lot D, Plan NEP22758, DL 7199, PID 023-292-423

01312.000 3433 9th Avenue

01385.200 901 Merrycreek Rd.

Arts & Culture

70589.130 13-1370 Columbia Avenue 70589.141 14-1370 Columbia Avenue 70589.171 17-1370 Columbia Avenue

Lot 10, NEP2041, DL 7174, PID 007-499-761

Lot B, Plan NEP20639, DL 7174, PID 018-340-059

Lot 3, Block 2, Plan 2598, DL 7174, PID 007-487-363

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Further information pertaining to the Annual Tax Sale can be found at the following

web site: Further information pertaining to the Annual Tax Sale can be found at the following web site: The city does not provide information specific to properties or other tax sale information. For information concerning paying your delinquent property taxes please contact:

The city does not provide information specific to properties or other tax sale information. Chief Financial Officer Email:

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(250) 365-7227 Fax (250)paying 365-4810 For information concerning your delinquent property taxes please contact:

Chief Financial Officer Email: (250) 365-7227 Fax (250) 365-4810

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SATURDAY, SEPT 21st 7:00 p.m.

Lot 1, Plan 15101, DL 7175, PID 009-692-746

Manufactured Home reg. #B11396

ARTIST NAME: Shirley Torbic VENUE: Castlegar News (#12)


Lot 4, NES3762, DL 7173, PID 028-142-721

Manufactured Home reg. #B11392

Nowadays, I support my art through my work as a holistic health practitioner, providing healing sessions in hot stone massage, shiatsu, rebalancing and reflexology. I have shown my art in Montreal, on the B.C. coast, and here in the Kootenays at the Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo, and in Castlegar at the 2012 and 2013 ArtWalk exhibits.

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Lot B, Plan NEP63644, District Lot 7173, PID 024-371-157

Lot B, Plan NEP 9083, DL 4598, PID 013-192-591

and painting the wilderness bring me great joy.


Lot 13, Plan 783, DL 4598, PID 014-988-763, 014-988-801, 014-988-810, 014-988-836, 016-031-539 02000.390 3204 Columbia Avenue Lot 39, Plan 13878, DL 7171, PID 010-484-655 04111.000 307 103rd Street

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UNARMED CIVILIAN PEACEKEEPING: A NEW STRATEGY FOR A NONVIOLENT WORLD Tiffany Easthom, from Victoria, BC, is the Country Director in South Sudan for Nonviolent Peaceforce. Tiffany was awarded the title “Civilian Peacekeeper of the Year” in 2012 for her work in utilizing nonviolent strategies to break the cycles of violence in war zones. She will be speaking on how specially trained unarmed civilians have been reducing the violence of the armed conflict in South Sudan. Tickets available at the door. $16 adults, $13 seniors and $13 students

For more information visit our website or phone 250.365.1261.

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MP’s Message

Foregn Affairs progress report - Part One Our party is committed to earning back Canada’s respect on the world stage so that we can win back our seat at the Security Council table. We want to project a bold and ambitious agenda for cooperation, and to build a more compassionate, peaceful and sustainable world. Since that work has already begun, I thought it might be informative to outline some of the NDP’s record in the most recent session of Parliament.

We want to project a bold and ambitious agenda for cooperation, and to build a more compassionate, peaceful and sustainable world Afghanistan – Led by Jack Harris, NDP Defence critic, our team secured assurances that the Conservatives would no longer extend Canada’s role in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Syria – In reaction to the deepening crisis in Syria and the immense human suffering caused by the conflict, our Foreign Affairs critic, Paul Dewar, issued statements condemn-

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ing the violence and calling for an immediate ceasefire. Parliament unanimously adopted his motion to condemn the violence in Syria, support the joint UN-Arab League efforts for a ceasefire, engage Russia and China in seeking a resolution to the conflict, provide humanitarian aid to civilians and stand in solidarity with the Syrian people. Paul was also able to secure hearings on Syria at the Foreign Affairs committee last fall. Women, peace and security – Gender violence is often used in conflicts by state security forces and armed groups alike to study the social and cultural bonds of communities and terrorize civilians. Last year Paul hosted the launch of Nobel Women’s

Initiative’s International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict. Thanks to strong pressure from civil society and activists, his motion to make Canada a leader on ending sexual violence in conflict was unanimously adopted by Parliament. UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food – Our leader and a number of critics met with the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, during his mission to Canada. On behalf of our party, Paul wrote a letter to Dr. de Schutter to thank him for his mission to Canada and express our regrets for the government’s negative reaction to his report. Arms Trade Treaty - The new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) seeks to stem the illicit global trade of conventional weapons, which fuels conflicts, empowers violent extremists and contributes to human rights violations. During the negotiations Canada played an uncooperative role, and tried to exclude recreational hunting and sports rifles from the treaty, but eventually reversed its position after attracting international criticism. Sixty seven countries signed the treaty on opening day: June 3, 2013. So

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far, Canada has not committed to signing. The treaty will come into force ninety days after fifty countries ratify. The treaty covers conventional weapons: tanks, armored vehicles, large-caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and launchers, small arms and light weapons, and ammunition. Canada was among the 154 countries that eventually voted at the United Nations in favour of the treaty. Only Syria, Iran and North Korea opposed the treaty. The National Rifle Association and its Canadian counterpart oppose the ATT because they claim it will restrict legitimate domestic firearm use. However, the preamble of the ATT explicitly acknowledges sovereignty of countries to regulate and control conventional arms with its territory. Conservatives must stop undermining the Arms Trade Treaty. The unregulated trade of small arms has led to increased violence in conflict zones, more civilian casualties, and undermined peace efforts. Hundreds of thousands of people die every year as a result of armed conflict. This treaty will help them.

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Pet of the Week

This week the Trail Regional SPCA is featuring a very special pooch. Her name is Tiger and she is a 5 month old German shepherd cross. Tiger is a well mannered dog that gets along with other dogs, loves to play with toys and roll around in the dirt with her shelter buddies.


She will need a stable home to gain confidence and would benefit from obedience classes. Tiger is smart, and willing to learn, however, wasn’t taught anything in her previous home. She would probably benefit from another dog in the house to make her feel comfortable when you have to leave the house.


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A HUGE thank-you to all the sponsors and participants in this year’s PAWS FOR A CAUSE. The event was such a huge success and wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our community. The Trail SPCA hopes that you and your furry friends had as much fun as we did! See you next year!

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Community Change Through Collaborative Action 2013 Columbia Basin Symposium

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Columbia Basin Trust invites you to connect with fellow Basin residents at the 2013 Columbia Basin Symposium with a focus on “Community Change Through Collaborative Action.”

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Dirty Diggers dishes out thanks for support of Fall Fair attraction

Above at right, Dwayne of Power Paving (R) hands cheque to Fall Fair president Rick Smith. Submitted photos

Jane of the Sandman Hotel confirms kid’s pool party component with Chris Popoff of Dirty Diggers.

Getting kids up close and personal with the big machines they’re so fascinated by, is the goal behind the Dirty Diggers event at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Kids get to ride on the equipment, and there’s a bunch of prizes and treats as well. Here the sponsors of the event get a bit of a nod from Chris Popoff of Dirty Diggers for their support of the popular Pass Creek Fall Fair event. Take in the 18th annual fair - Sat.- Sun. Sept. 21-22. More pictures on following page.

Nick (R) of Canadian Tire donates the prize of a fishing rod to Rick Smith of the Fall Fair.

Craig and Scott of Brandt Tractor, will supply machinery for the event.


The Castlegar News and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy are partnering on a great new event for Castlegar.

Buy a Paper & Make a Difference The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and The Castlegar News are raising funds to support literacy programs. Buy a paper from one of our volunteers on October 10th to make a difference in our community. All funds raised will go to support local literacy programs.


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TD Concert Series offers wide variety SUBMITTED

The Kootenay Gallery TD Bank Concert Series kicks off its 2013-14 season with celebrated Brazilian/Canadian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator Celso Machado. This concert will take place at the Kootenay Gallery on September 15 at 1:30 p.m. While Celso’s music is rooted in Brazilian rhythmic and melodic styles, it also reflects his incurable fascination with other world music traditions.

The remainder of the ishly saucy theatre piece, concert season will fea“The Soldier’s Tale” by ture a wide range of musiIgor Stravinsky. cal performers and styles The Kootenay Gallery including the Selkirk Concert Series wishes to College Faculty Kordis thank its generous sponJazz Trio, the Baroque sors TD Bank, Columbia fanfare of the Vancouver Basin Trust, the ColumSymphony trumpet/orbia Kootenay Cultural Algan duo of Marcus Godliance and Castlegar Arts dard and Ellen Ay-Laung Council. Tickets cost $15 Wang as well as local pergeneral admission and formers including the Sel$12 for Kootenay Gallery kirk Camerata strings and members. bluegrass master Craig Celso Machado - Sept. 15 - 1:30 p.m. For more information Korth. Also featured this on the concert series conseason are emerging artwill be joined by clarinetist tact the Gallery at 250ists Natasha Hall, violin and Nicola Everton and narrator 365-3337 or visit www.kooNina Horvath, piano who Bessie Wapp for the devil-

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Community Fifty years ago they met, last weekend they got re-aquainted Submitted

On the evenings of September 6 and 7, Graduates from the SHHS classes of 1962, ’63, and ’64, met to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. The local organizers were at first concerned that not many classmates would be able to attend, but more than 175 signed up for the event, coming from all over Canada, and from as far away as New Zealand. The reunion was spread over two days – a Friday evening wine and cheese at the Castlegar Complex, and a Saturday evening dinner and dance. Friday was relaxed and allowed classmates to reconnect with old friends. Their name tags had their pictures from their old yearbooks, so it was easier to identify friends that they may not have seen for 50 years.

Fifty years makes for plenty to catch up on during a reunion. Dancing to some favourite tunes makes for plenty of fun. Submitted

Saturday featured class photos, a fabulous dinner, and dance to the music of Peter Makortoff ’s North of 60 band. The evening also featured displays of school day pictures and a number of presentations – funny stories from school days, various awards, and a valedictorian address by 1962’s valedictorian – Na-

deen (Perehudoff) Elasoff. The text of her address is printed below. The Reunion committee would like to thank all of the local businesses for their generosity in donating prizes for the event. -Wayne Groutage Valedictorian Address

So tonight my assignment was to present a reverse valedictorian address. What is that, I wondered? My thoughts first ran through the past years, and then leapt to what the future had in store. As the reunion committee worked on this weekend’s program, I thought of everyone who

would make an effort to come home. Someone once said “You can’t go home again.” Well, to all of you who came back to beautiful Castlegar this weekend, “Welcome Home.” Nobody seems to forget high school, because besides our family, that is where our roots are. We thought we became adults there, and some of our most precious and lasting friendships were made there, and quite a few marriages. Fifty years ago when we left SHHS, we were looking forward to a lifetime of exciting things to do and see, plans for careers, and dreaming of adventures in the real world. And some had no plans. We thanked our parents and teachers for helping us get to that day. Now look at us, parents, grandparents, maybe great grandparents, and mentors.

We are no longer young, and we now try to figure out how best to live. We may have grey hair and wrinkles, but we also acquired knowledge and wisdom along the way. And you can’t have lived a lifetime without plenty of emotional scars. For a life fully lived is one that has lived through, joy and sadness, gain and loss, triumphs and failures. We have survived through some broken hearts, disappointments and traumas, not to mention the trials and pleasures of parenthood. But, you are here. You made it. I have some good news for you. Research shows that there is a silver lining to getting older. We tend to become more emotionally stable, and happier. Our experiences give us a frame of reference unavailable to the younger. That means a longer, more productive life.

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Looking back over the decades, recalling youthful connections

Attendees get organized for a group portrait on the occasion of the Stanley Humphries Secondary School’s 50th reunion. Submitted photos

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A resident of an assisted living facility said “If you are an old man and you go to a bar, wearing pajamas, people will buy you drinks.” Well, keep that in mind. Getting older doesn’t mean we are going to sit around and do nothing. It means that we can get out and do all the things we never had time to do while working and raising a family. We can get on with our bucket list, and maybe we should start tomorrow. Of course, we have had to keep up with the technological changes of the world. Fifty years ago there was no LCD or LED TV. Many of us had no TV. Now our failing eyes appreciate the bright, sharp pictures of our television sets. Home computers entered the market in 1977 so we had none for our school years. There certainly was a learning curve, but now we can Google any new medicine or disease our doctor mentions. My kids decided to give me a cellphone, so when they were busy, the grandkids could call me for a ride home from the bar. I didn’t know whether I should have said thanks, or no thanks. And this day, we must not


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Thursday, September 12, 2013 Castlegar News

Attitude, latitude and altitude

We tend to think of Kelowna as hot country… along with the surrounding country it's B.C.’s playground, after all, isn’t it? Take a look on a map, though, and it is considerably further north than most of the Kootenays and Boundary country. I mention this because I still recall my surprise when I visited a winery near the Kelowna airport last year and learned that the vineyard plantings were dominated by what we consider to be cool climate varieties: Baco Noir, Pinot Noir, Lemberger, Zweigelt, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris.

The bottles’ labels feature a Celtic-loke symbol with intertwining shapes representing Earth, air and fire... Ancient Hill Estate Winery has an interesting history. In the 1930s the owners of the land, the Rittich brothers, imported a selection of vine varieties from Europe to test what would grow on the property. A vineyard was the result and it carried on into the 1950s, when it was wiped out by a severe winter. The brothers then replanted it to fruit trees and it was an orchard when Dutch immigrants Richard and Jitske Kamphuys arrived on the scene, looking for a business opportunity. They were city folk and didn’t have an agricultural background. After some years as orchardists, they decided there was little future in the tree fruit industry and decided to move into the wine business. In 2005 the vineyard was planted and in 2008 the owners contracted well-known Okanagan winery architect Robert Mackenzie to design the winery. Mackenzie is very good at designing for a site and in creating a design that works with the owners’ vision. Respected winemaker Christine Leroux made the first vintage wines. Before we entered the winery to meet Richard we wandered around the property, surprised at how high we had climbed on our drive from Kelowna. This was not the desert country we expect to find after driving only a short while to the south. But the

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La Dolce Vita westward slope captures the full value of later afternoon sun and the breeze ensures the grapes stay dry as they develop. Kamphuys is a genial host, but very serious about his business. We spent a half hour in a room with a huge table and a dozen chairs, perfect for a formal dinner or extended tasting. Just outside the door

lineup of wines, both reds and whites. Our tastes typically run to Bordeaux varieties and we didn’t expect to be so impressed with Baco Noir, Lemberger and Zweigelt. We were less surprised at how good the Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris were—these are varieties we like and know to thrive in all but the hottest parts of the province. In the last few weeks our memories were stirred when I brought a couple of Ancient Hill wines up from the cellar. One, a Zweigelt, made our way to Calgary, where we enjoyed it with dinner. The adults at the table all thoroughly enjoyed it. Then last week I chose the Gewurz to accompany a Thai dinner. I used a green curry base for rice noodles, chicken, onions, celery and zucchini. The wine had only the slightest hint of sweetness (I am not a fan of sweet wines, except for dessert) and it was extremely floral, with typical Gewurz notes

Ancient Hill Winery owner Richard Kamphuys chats on the winery’s patio, high on a hill near the Kelowna airport.

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was a large tasting room and wine shop, built to accommodate large groups for informal events. He explained his choice for the winery’s name. The area was covered by glaciers 25,000 years ago and, as they melted, left behind were large deposits of sand and gravel—the stuff of dreams for grape growers. As recently as 10,000 years ago the Ancient Hill site was still under water. When we moved over to the tasting bar, Angela and I agreed that we were surprised at how much we enjoyed the

of rose petals, lychee, melon and tropical fruits, including a hint of pineapple. The spiciness helped make it a perfect match with the food on our plates. The bottles’ labels feature a Celtic-like symbol, with intertwining shapes representing Earth, Air and Fire. The symbol can also be relied on to indicate quality, which is Job #1 for Richard and Jitske Kamphuys. -Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the Creston Valley Advance, a Black Press publication.

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What makes life worth living? Submitted Interior Health Authority

When asked the question, what makes life worth living; some of the answers you might hear are: • loving and supportive relationships, • meaningful work and involvement in hobbies, • opportunities for fun and play, and the ability to pursue your dreams. There are, however, circumstances that may prevent people from having these opportunities and gaining the belonging, acceptance and recognition we all need. These circumstances may include poverty, unemployment, discrimination and limited services available when they need help. Many of these challenges create stressful conditions and over time, they also create poor mental health. Perhaps most troubling is the fact that suicide claims the lives of more than 3,500 people in Canada a year and

approximately 500 of those deaths are young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among our young people in Canada and this fact leads me to ask what can we do to support all youth in building lives worth living? This is true prevention but there is no one easy answer. We can begin by understanding those things that make our youth feel connected and accepted. Communities can play an important role in suicide prevention. Communities that provide youth with opportunities to build coping and problem-solving skills, dependable adults and role models, access and transportation to a variety of recreational activities, strong family support and involvement, community and cultural ties, positive and safe school environments and opportunities

to be involved in decisions that effect them have happier, healthier and safer youth. And remember, help is available. If you or someone you care about is currently in crisis, call 1-888-3532273 (1-888-353-CARE) or visit the following websites for information: http://www. and http:// Sept. 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day and events took place across Canada and around the world to promote suicide awareness and prevention. To learn more about suicide and the important role you and your community can play in saving lives visit ing an t y ns of suicide and A17





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MEDIUM: Watercolour Paintings: Landscapes CURRENT CITY: Castlegar HOMETOWN: Northern Ontario ARTIST STATEMENT AND BIO: I have enjoyed watercolour painting for many, many years. Starting out as a young child in Northern Ontario in the late 1930s, my love for watercolour painting has always kept me “youngat-heart.” Living in the Kootenays for the greater part of my life, the ever-changing scenery around me has always been an inspiration. From landscapes to flowers, my paintings will be found.

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Benefits of church attendance don’t ever go out of fashion

Empowering! View church going as out of fashion? Not I! Attending worship services on Sundays not only offers opportunity to celebrate spirituality in life, it centers me as to what is important in life – love for others and our world and at the same time – nurtures me and empowers me with hope.

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main steadfast, presented this definition of faith. He writes “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Some individuals of modern times who exemplify this concept of faith, remaining ever hopeful against great odds, include W. Wilberforce who worked to abolish slavery, Desmond Tutu leading the struggle against apartheid and Martin Luther King championing civil rights. Faith is assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen, that there is more to life than we can see and that God’s presence is with us at all times. This summer, Protestant leaders gathered at Sorrento to study the traditions of our faith, traditions that can be found in almost all

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faiths, not just Christianity. The purpose was to see if the traditions can help to motivate us to care for the earth in ways that are in line with God’s perspective, to resist evil and learn to do good, caring for people around us and the world we live in. Paying attention to Je-

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sus’ teachings is one tradition that has value and is in fact the cornerstone of the United Church’s beliefs. The grace of Jesus, the example he set as he lived out His faith, calls Christians to love one another and be agents of social justice. Today, more and more it is seen that this call to strive for social justice involves care for our earth in order to serve people’s welfare. So can we be motivated to do our best to care for our earth? In living out our faith in action, we will. Another tradition, that of asceticism or doing without has many benefits. Opting out of the consumerism culture is better for our environment and can enrich our lives in many ways. With less stuff to look after and occupy our minds we can enrich our

lives by spending more time with family and caring for our world and the people in it. Thirdly, looking at things sacred, like water that is used in baptism, participants became excited as ideas clicked in. What if we viewed all water as sacred? What if we viewed water as being of value beyond what it can be used for like in fracking or bottling it for profit? What if we started to view water as the basis of life and not just a commodity? What if we valued and honoured water because of its power to enable life? What if we began to see not just water but all of creation as sacred? Perhaps that would motivate us to treat creation in a whole new way. Our faith traditions, that begin with the prem-


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“We cannot own the sunlit sky, the moon, the wildflowers growing, for we are part of all that is within life’s river flowing. With open hands receive and share the gifts of God’s creation, That all may have abundant life in oneness with their neighbour.”

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An Honourable Senate - part two of a submission which was begun last week in the Castlegar News Does the government of the day always like what we do? No — it never has, regardless of the party in power. We raise serious issues, and identify problems with the government’s policies and legislation that no doubt the government would prefer no one notice.

House of Commons. Small wonder the leader of the NDP would prefer the Senate did not exist.

It was a senator who doscovered in 2008, buried deep in an omnibus budget bill, that the federal government wanted to give itself the ability to censor Canadian films.

It was a senator who discovered in 2008, buried deep in an omnibus budget bill, that the federal government wanted to give itself the ability to censor Canadian films. It was the Senate — in a welcome cross-partisan initiative a few months ago — that stopped Bill C-377, a patently unconstitutional bill that would have forced an unprecedented level of public disclosure of private information about Canadians who happen to work for or do business with a labour union. We succeeded where the NDP failed in the

The Senate also produces policy reports (and happily, at a small fraction of the cost of a Royal Commission). Time and again, the Senate has taken on topics that are too controversial for the elected House of Commons — issues like assisted suicide, decriminalization of

marijuana, and the future of our healthcare system. Senate reports have pushed public debate — and government action — repeatedly for decades. The Senate’s 2002 report on marijuana has been downloaded more than 49,000 times since 2006. It was a Senate report that resulted in the creation by Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. I personally believe there is a place for the Senate in Canada’s Parliament, but I wholeheartedly welcome a public discussion about whether we need a second chamber, what powers it should have, how its members should be selected and what role Canadians expect it to fulfil in the 21st century and beyond. But whether appointed or elected, the character of each senator is key to the success and credibility of the Sen-

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MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News Reporter

The West Kootenay Roller Derby league wrapped up another season with two bouts to determine the top three standings at the Rossland Arena on Sunday, Sept. 8. The Nelson Killjoys triumphed over all others this season by beating the Salmo Babes of Brutality 244 - 130, winning the coveted Golden Boot during the Mountain Mayhem finals. The Castlegar Dam City Rollers, meanwhile, got past the Rossland Trail Roller Girls on their home track in order to claim a third straight season in the third place position. The DCR ladies took a large early lead on the strength of strong defence and exceptionally slippery jammers to lead 110 - 38 with only six minutes to play in the first half. Not to be outdone in front of hometown fans, the RTRG squad picked up 30 more points of their own before the end of the first half while cruising on power jams. During that same stretch, DCR managed only a further nine points and the stage was set for a showdown in the second. Despite a strong early push from RTRG, the second was dominated by the Rollers with steady, consistent scoring.

Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and Rossland Trail Roller Girls battled hard for their entire final jams in Rossland on Sunday, Sept. 8 during the Mountain Mayhem league finals. The Rollers beat RTRG 250 - 156 to finish third in the league for the third straight year. Marvin Beatty

The Dam City Rollers and Rossland Trail Roller Girls take a knee after their final bout of the season to honour volunteer who was also celebrating a birthday. Marvin Beatty

The final score was 250 - 156. “We spent a lot of time training the last few weeks for this,” said Dam City Rollers coach Sauce. “They’ve worked really hard.” One of the keys to their success came not from learning how to take track away from opposing players but in training to push each other into open spaces.

The strategy worked well in the final jams as RTRG had a difficult time sending jammers through the purple wall put up by the Dam City Rollers. As is customary, the winning team took a victory lap to high fives but then both teams did something special. Every player took a knee as volunteer

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Saints battle Alta. in pre-season SUBMITTED Saints Men’s Hockey

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ished seventh in the nine-team ACAC as an expansion team last season, posting a record of 7-17-1-3 and just barely missing out on postseason action.

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The squad features a number of B.C.born players, including former Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Ryan Sookro and BCHL veterans Brody Lynott (Alberni Valley Bulldogs), Luke Hannas (Prince George Spruce Kings) and Steve Axford (Powell River Kings). “We’re looking forward to seeing the style and intensity of play in the BCIHL,” said Keyano head coach Paul Strand. “Many of our players are from B.C. and are looking forward

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to playing games in front of friends and family. These games will be a good test and hopefully will provide a memorable experience for the college and the players. It’s trips like these I remember most from my college days.” The upcoming weekend set against Keyano marks the first of five matchups for the Saints against ACAC opposition. Selkirk will travel to Edmonton, AB to face Concordia University, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Grant McEwan University on the week-

end of September 20-22. The Saints will then return home for a pair of games against league rivals Trinity Western University on September 27/28 before the regular season begins on Friday, October 4 at home to Eastern Washington. The Selkirk Saints are coming off of a championship winning year and made a significant number of trades heading into the 2013/2014 season. General admission tickets for both games this weekend will be available at the door at early-season prices of just $5.

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Front row (L-R): Fred Simister (Rossland), Mario Iachetta (Fruitvale), Bruce Lockhart (Nelson), Mike Honkonen (Peachland) and Don Lenarduzzi (Rossland). Second row: Wally Shannon (Fruitvale), Chris Rhodes (Trail), John Kalesnikoff (Castlegar)and Wayne Abeitkoff (Castlegar). Back row: J.R. Ross (Blueberry). Missing are Roy Kimmins (Trail) and Jeff Luypen (Oliver). Bottom photo: the 55+ team of: Front row: Sam Ross (Rossland), Bruce Borsato (Trail),  Ken Haynes (Nelson), Randy Breedveld (Grand Forks) and Carson Erikson (Genelle). Second row: Brian Ross (Creston), Leo Terava (Castlegar), Manny Mota (Genelle), Kevin Oliver (Trail), Ron Gould (Penticton), Pat Vallier (Trail), and Rick Loewen (Nelson). Missing is Eric Ackerman (Trail). photos submitted

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Community Castlegar Rotary Skatepark a community success story MARVIN BEATTY


Castlegar News Reporter

Organizers, parents, kids and local dignitaries came together at the Rotary Skatepark in Castlegar to celebrate the 10th year of the popular facility on Friday, Sept. 6. A heavy afternoon rain, which had threatened to put a damper on the proceedings, gave way to sunny skies as everyone met to recognize the positive impact the skatepark has had on the community. “I was involved with Kootenay Family Place back in the days when we first started talking about a skateboard park in Castlegar,” said Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy. “And lobbying the city and people to say that skateboarding is a real sport. We were getting kids out, like Josh Evin who was one of the first kids to come out and skate; some really amazing kids that have gone on to do really well. It was really neat to see Rotary get on board with this project.” Conroy said she has been to lots of places in B.C. and people have told her that the Castlegar skatepark is one of the best in the province. Conroy thanked all those involved in the construction and sponsorship of the park. Skatepark co-ordinator Ty Smith, who is actively involved in a number of groups promoting skateboarding and instruction, was the MC for the celebration and was very happy to have hit a total of 300 participants in the Summer in the Skatepark free instructional series. “The positive support, having all of



Helping to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Rotary Skatepark are (LR): Ty Smith, Castlegar Rotary Skatepark Coordinator; Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy; Rotary members Darlene Kalawsky and Jim Lamont; Taya Whitehead, representing Jim Fisher of Kootenay Family Place; and Jim Crockett, manager of recreation at the Castlegar Community Complex.

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the families that have come together and really embraced what’s going on at the skatepark means a lot to everyone in the community,” said Smith. “It’s growing and will continue to grow over the years to come, as they realize that it’s such a fun lifestyle activity. Some of the stereotypes we’ve seen in the past are not realistic anymore here in Castlegar anymore.” Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff also spoke highly of the skatepark and the people who work to maintain it. “It’s a facility that really brings the community together,” said Chernoff, who commended Smith and others for taking a sense of ownership in the skatepark and turning it into a facility that draws people in from all over the region. Darlene Kalawsky spoke on behalf of the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary club. Kalawsky said the original idea for the park came from engineer Chris Bullock who approached the organization. From there,

the other Castlegar rotary club also became involved in the planning. “This project would also not have happened without Jack Chernoff,” said Kalawsky. “He became a project manager and spent countless hours here and meeting with all the powers-that-be to make it happen.” Kalawsky also recognized other former recreation directors and volunteers like Wilf Sweeney who gave of their time to help make the skatepark happen.

“...having all of the families that have come together and really embraced what’s going on at the skatepark means a lot.” Ty Smith Jim Lamont, of the evening Rotary club, related an interesting story about the steep-sided bowl at the park. It was constructed with help from a Vancouver contractor that spe-

cialized in creating the smooth, sprayedon concrete sides of the bowl. The two men were in town about 10 days to complete the work and stayed at Lamont’s homes so that construction costs could be lowered. Taya Whitehead, representing Kootenay Family Place, read a prepared statement from executive director Jim Fisher who was unable to attend. Whitehead acknowledged the dedicated volunteers and community organizations that helped in the creation and ongoing maintenance of the facility. Jim Crockett, manager of recreation at the Castlegar Community Complex, also spoke and echoed the sentiments of the other speakers. Safeway donated a large cake to the festivities, complete with a picture of the skatepark on it. Smith said he looks forward to welcoming more people to the skatepark next year. Indoor skating is also available in the winter.

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Sensationsal Sandpoint tournment wraps up season for KSYSA Cup. Making it out of round-robin play to compete for a medal, the U11 boys team had a tough battle in the semifinal grinding out a 2-1 victory, said Yuro Ihns, head coach. “We then faced a tough opponent in the final but never gave up and battled to a 4-2 loss.” The U11 boys finished second in a group of 10 teams. “I am very proud of what our team has accomplished as every

marvin beatty Castlegar News Reporter

Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association teams travelled to Sandpoint, ID from Sept. 6 to 8 and competed in a tournament with over a hundred others from Idaho, Montana, Washington and B.C. Kootenay South fielded six teams — including U13 and U14 girls and U10, U11, U13 and U14 boys — in the Pend Oreille

are January 1 to Dec 31. “All our teams were forced to play up a year, so we were playing against older and bigger kids for the most part,” said Grantham. “This closes out another great season for Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association Rep Teams, but KSYSA and the Vancouver Whitecaps will be in discussion on a possible fall program happening, so stay tuned for an update soon.”

member of the team contributed to our success,” said Ihns. David Grantham, KSYSA rep director, said all the players had a great time in Sandpoint, but coming away on the winning side was not often the case. Grantham said age groups are defined in the Sandpoint Soccer Association as being born between August 1 of one year to July 31 of the next year, while in Canada the dates

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Castlegar Firefighter’s Association/Retirees would like to thank Castlegar Safeway,Sandman Hotel for their donation to the West Kootenay Toy Run

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Lawrence (Jake) & Fran Jakobsze of Castlegar, BC & Steve & Margie Chatt of Maple Ridge, BC are thrilled to announce the Engagement of their children,

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We will always carry your memory in our hearts. It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Tracy Rollins (neè Kaminsky) on August 20, 2013. Tracy was born April 10, 1969 in Vancouver, BC but grew up in Castlegar with her parents, Ken Kaminsky and Clara (neè Holuboff). She graduated from SHSS in 1987, and went on to work in the dental field before obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree at UBC in 1998.

In Memoriam

In Loving memory of our dear husband, father and grandfather

Tracy Rollins (neè Kaminsky)

Tracy is survived by her husband, Harley and her children, Nolan and Bronwyn. She will be missed by all of her extended family in Castlegar. Her wonderful spirit will be celebrated on Sunday, September 8th at 1:30 pm with a Memorial Service at Richmond Funeral Home in Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to RICHMOND FUNERAL HOME 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond BC V6X 1K1 • (604) 273-3748


BEAHM 1922 - 2013

John W. Hlookoff September 17th, 1936 - September 17th, 2009 Gone are the days we used to share But in our hearts you are always there Never more than a thought away Loved and remembered every day - Wife - Charlotte; sons and families - John, Theresa, Tara and Shawn; Rick, Sharon, Tanner and Tyler; Gary, Monika, Gevyn and Jaden Hlookoff


Harry William REZANSOFF With very sad hearts the family of Harry William Rezansoff of Krestova, BC wish to announce his passing at Kootenay Lake Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013, blessed with 78 years of life. Harry was born in Shoreacres, BC on March 31, 1935. He met Alice Sherstobitoff and they were married in Glade, BC on October 1, 1961. Throughout their married life, the couple lived in various communities and raised 2 children. The family finally settled in Krestova, where they are still living. Harry was a construction electrician for 50 years and a proud long-time member in good standing of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 1003. Harry loved fishing and boating, singing in choirs, collecting ball caps, story telling and watching Canadian Football. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 51 years Alice, daughter Chamaya, son Harold (Lindsay), grandchildren Jemma and Kai, brother Bill, sisters Sonya and Vera and an extended family.

She married Harley Rollins in 2000 and they lived together in Richmond, BC. Tracy was an elementary school teacher who was very passionate about her work. She loved her husband and her two children Nolan (10) and Bronwyn (7) and together they built a warm and caring life. Tracy was also very adventurous, and her travels led her to many exotic locations.


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In Memoriam

Funeral Services at the Krestova Community Hall were officiated by Fred Makortoff on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 and Thursday, August 22, 2013 followed by interment in the Krestova Cemetery. “MAY GOD ACCEPT HIS SOUL INTO HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM”

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce to the lifelong friends of Mike and Barb Beahm the passing of Barb on September 3, 2013 at the age of 90. She quietly left this life surrounded by her loving family in Trail, BC. She lived her life to the absolute fullest, enjoying every moment of every day, skidding ever so gracelessly into the Home Plate of her final destiny. Anyone touched by her presence will remember her radiant smile, endless source of jokes and ‘life of the party’ personality. She will be dearly missed by her adoring husband Mike and loving children; Nora (Gerry), Jim (Sue), Bridget, Sean (Char), Mark (Yvonne), Paul, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Susan Marie Clark (nee Kastelan)

It is with deep regret and sadness we announce the passing of our mother Susan Marie Clark (nee Kastelan) on September 05, 2013. Susan was born January10, 1927 in Cudworth Saskatchewan. Susan loved car rides, to many garage sales she went and if it was .25 cents and painted silver she had to have it. Susan was a very social person who loved the company of her many friends, she was always the first to help out be it card games, playing bocci at Stellar Place, baking or church functions. Susan was a housewife who raised her four children, and in later life she joined the work force. She worked as a home support person in Edmonton and Cranbrook. She very much loved her work and helping others. Susan’s other passion was her faith. She was an active member of the CWL until she could no longer help out. Susan is predeceased by her loving husband Leslie (1997). She is survived by her sister Peggy of Langley, brother Tony (Beth) of Creston, daughters Linda (Bruce) of Castlegar, Joanne (Les) of Edmonton, Sons David (Kim) of Castlegar, Darrell (Karen) of Yorkton Saskatchewan, grandchildren Stewart (Pam), Micheal (Stacey), Jennifer (Dennis) of Castlegar, Corrianne of Edmonton, Ben and Charles of Saskatoon, Thomas (Carrie) of Regina. And three great-grand children. The family would like to thank Dr. Merritt, the staff at Castleview Care Home, and Jennifer Palsson for the care and compassion shown to our mother during her long illness. Susan has requested to be reunited with her husband at Idaho Peak. A private gathering will take place next year by the family. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Susan’s memory. Sarah Vass of Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.




Maria Dos Angos Ambrosio

Sadly the family of Maria Dos Angos Ambrosio of Castlegar, wishes to announce her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre on Thursday, September 5, 2013, blessed with 81 years of life. Maria was born in Portugal on August 20, 1932. In 1960, she immigrated to Canada to join her husband Jose and they started their family and raised three sons. Maria enjoyed gardening, walking and playing BINGO. She was a proud member of the Catholic Woman’s League and of the Portuguese Social Club. Maria’s faith and commitment to the church was the foundation of her being. She had a regular prayer group with friends and she committed time to it daily. Maria was also a very proud grandmother (VO) to her five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband Jose in 1996 and her daughter-in-law Robin Ambrosio in 2012. Left to mourn her loss are her sons Walter, Alberto (Joanne) and Glen (Heidi) and five grandchildren Devin, Sierra, Branden, Makayla and Easton. Vigil Prayers were officiated by Father David John at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Sunday, September 08, 2013 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Monday, September 9, 2013, followed by interment in Park Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

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August 31, 1976 – September 4, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Stacey Lea Curry announces her passing at home on September 4, 2013. Stacey was born in Sparwood, British Columbia on August 31, 1976. She was blessed with 37 years of life. Stacey enjoyed cross stitch, reading, watching soaps with her family and friends and mostly, spending time with her little girl. Stacey is survived by her 5 year old daughter, Elizabeth, her best friend, Sean Rogers, her loving parents Dave and Kathy , brothers Matt (Jenn) Mason and Paul (Jill) Mason and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and her husband Wes Curry. She was predeceased by her grandparents Bob and Francis Moffat, Audrey Hydomako, and Michael Hydomako, Robert Edwin Mason and her uncle, Jim Turner. A celebration of life was held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in Blueberry with close family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 in Stacey’s memory. Stacey was a woman who lived life to the fullest for 37 years and was taken too soon. “Love is patient, love is kind, love never fails”.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Marie McDonell of Thrums B.C. on September 1, 2013 at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Mary was born in Hodde, Jutland, Denmark on January 12, 1944. At the age of fourteen she immigrated to Canada with her family. In her late teens she moved to the British Columbia area and started a family. Once her children were all in school she began her career at Kootenay Lake Hospital and spent many years there until she retired at the age of 59. Mary had a great sense of humor and loved being around her family and friends. She was very a kind and generous person who never complained. Mary thoroughly enjoyed sewing, gardening, riding on the Kootenay River in her paddle boat and a smooth glass of red wine. She is survived by her husband Jim McDonell, her four children Chris (Sandra), Suzette (John), Annette, Karen (Moe), 10 grandchildren Christopher, Kurtis, Allyse, Kyle, Jeannie, Brianna, Bryan, Bradley, Chelsea and Ben. She is also survived by her siblings Svend (Krista), Kris (Lila), Lis (Bob), Jan (Donna) and nieces and nephews Renei (Dave), Ivan (Candice), Sarah (Randy), Dale (Jane), Dwain (Eveline), and Jenny (Rob). Mary was predeceased by her parents Neils and Karen Madsen and her little sister Christina. On behalf of her family we would like to thank Linda Louie, the Doctor’s and Nurses at Kootenay Lake Hospital who helped Mary and us through this journey. Mary would also like us to especially thank Dr. Merritt, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Hoegler and the chemo nurses who gave her the additional time to spend with those she loved. We would also like to thank the many friends who came by to visit Mary and support us through this tough time. At Mary’s request a service will not be held, however donations may be made to Kootenay Lake Hospital at 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1.

Alex Markin April 24, 1931 -September 5, 2013

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alex Markin on September 5, 2013. He died peacefully in the home he was born and raised in Tarrys, BC. Alex was blessed with 82 years of a life well lived. Alex began his carpentry career in 1947 at age 16 years. For the 30 years prior to his retirement in 1995, Alex worked for Fame Construction from Trail, BC. Alex was extremely proud to have obtained his 60-year pin as a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Alex enjoyed fishing, camping and most of all farming and raising his cattle. He enjoyed reading Louis L’Amour novels and was a cowboy at heart. Alex is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ann; his sister Helen Anderson, brother Gregor Markin; his sons Philip (Elizabeth) and Allen (Kathy); his daughter Patricia (Kerry); grandchildren Carrie Markin (Walter), Kristy Daniels (Russ), Johanna Markin (Adam), Chelsea Markin (Adam), Alana Markin (Shane), Chad Frass and great grandson Wyatt Daniels. He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Hanna and sisters Mary Hity and Alice Sheloff. Alex was a husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. The service will be held at the Pentecostal New Life Assembly Church at 10 am on Friday, September 13, 2013.

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David Marcus Patrick Brown David Marcus Patrick Brown, born March 27,1954 in Trail BC, passed away peacefully with his family at his side September 2, 2013 at the Central Okanagan Hospice House. David is survived by his loving wife Leslie, his mother Louise Brown of Castlegar BC, brother Douglas Brown (Leila) of Robson BC, sister Carol Shypitka (Michael) of Castlegar BC, niece Laena Brown (Quincy), nephews Dane Brown (Natasha), Michael Shypitka (Cheyanna) and Cody Shypitka. He is sadly predeceased by his sister Karen Brown of Kamloops BC and his father Wilfred (“Loyal”) Brown of Castlegar. David had a long and dedicated 33 year career in the television industry after graduating from the Applied Communications Program at Camosun College in Victoria BC. He started his career at CHEK TV in Victoria in the News Department and eventually became the News Editor Supervisor. In 2006, he and his wife Leslie moved to Alberta where they bought an acreage and David continued his career at Global TV in Calgary in the On Air Services Department. David and Leslie had just recently returned to BC and settled in Lake Country just north of Kelowna. David will always be remembered for his unique sense of humour, his kindness, his compassion for his family and friends and his deep love and devotion to his wife Leslie. David not only loved the people in his life, but also his animals. He became an accomplished rider and enjoyed many hours in the saddle. He was a wonderful advocate for nature and the environment. David was also an advocate for fairness and equality in the workplace. He was very involved in union and company activities and strengthening this relationship in a positive way. He was also very active in the Big Rock Toastmasters group in Okotoks AB. “Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting , 250-860-7077.” A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna BC on Saturday, September 28,2013 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice in honour of David’s life.

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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.

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The successful candidate will have a University Degree, with a Professional Engineering Designation or Masters in Business Administration and at least 10+ years of senior operational leadership experience in all areas of a business from day-today operations to environment, health and safety, stakeholder relations, communications and large capital projects. Proven experience managing large, complex power plants and projects is critical. QualiďŹ ed applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at www. for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is September 20, 2013. Please refer to Job #1312 when submitting your cover letter and resume to



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Vice-President, Operations Reporting to the President & CEO, and understanding the unique Shareholder circumstance inherent in Crown ownership, the Vice-President, Operations will have full operational leadership responsibility for Columbia Power Corporation, directing the overall day-to-day operations of the organization consistent with its vision, values, corporate objectives and strategic plan. Responsibilities include oversight of existing facilities, the development and implementation of an Asset Management Program, and coordinating the efforts of the Operations Business Unit with support from all departments.


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Assistant Water System Operator Permanent Part-Time

Chief Water System Operator Permanent Part-Time

The Robson-Raspberry Improvement District is a small water system servicing 500 connections located in the community of Robson nestled along the Columbia River in the West Kootenay area of BC. This position will report to the Chief Water System Operator and will have primary responsibility for the water distribution system. Interested applications must have a minimum of Water Distribution Level 1 certification and experience working with a water distribution system. For further information and a detailed job description, phone 250-365-3404, fax 365-3426, or email Please send resumes and supporting references to P.O. Box 209, Robson, B.C. V0G 1X0 by Monday September 30, 2013

The Robson-Raspberry Improvement District is a small water system servicing 500 connections located in the community of Robson nestled along the Columbia River in the West Kootenay area of BC. The community is in the process of installing a state of the art water treatment system which will feature membrane filtration, UV treatment and an on-site chlorine generator. The RRID is operated by a Board of five elected trustees and an administrator. Interest applications must have Water Treatment Operator Level 3 and Water Distribution Level 1 certifications. For further information and a detailed job description, phone 250-365-3404, fax 365-3426, or email Please send resumes and supporting references to P.O. Box 209, Robson, B.C. V0G 1X0 by Monday September 30, 2013

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES In preparation for the retirement of the Director, the City of Castlegar is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Deputy Director of Corporate Services. This position will report to the Director of Corporate Services/Personnel Officer and will assist in the corporate and human resources administration of the City. It is anticipated that upon retirement of the Director the Deputy will fill that position. Key responsibilities of the department include: • the statutory duties of the Corporate Administrator, as required by Section 148 of the Community Charter; • administration of Local Government Elections; • administration of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of behalf of the City; • records management; • coordinating City sponsored community events; • the recruitment, selection and evaluation of staff; • development and establishment of personnel policies and procedures; • administration of the Collective Agreement; • coordination of the collective bargaining process. As a member of the management team, the successful candidate will play a critical role in supporting City Council, the Director of Corporate Services/Personnel Officer and all City Departments. Preference will be given to those candidates with a strong background in human resource management and labour relations, particularly in a Unionized environment, and related local government experience. This experience will be supported by a university degree in a related field or by a recognized diploma in public sector management. Possession of, or working towards, certification in Local Government Administration is an advantage. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and proven conflict resolution and negotiation skills. The ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally at all times is essential. The City of Castlegar offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package. Qualified applicants are invited to submit resumes with references, in confidence, to: City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 Attention: Personnel Officer Phone: 250-365-7227 • Fax: 250-365-4810 Email: • Web site:

by 4:30 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013. We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Local Funeral Home is looking for individuals for evening and weekend part time work for transportation services serving the entire West Kootenay and Boundary areas. Criminal record check and drivers abstract required. Successful applicants must be physically fit and available on an on call basis. Resumes may be forwarded to: Attention: Bill Clark or call 250-364-1211

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Call 250-365-6515 SURESPAN STRUCTURES requires Welder/Fabricator. Requirements: Welder Level “C� or 1st year fabrication minimum. Forklift and crane operators experience. Knowledge of how to interpret engineering drawings. CWB ticket an asset. Understand & apply basic mathematical skills. Preemployment drug screen may be required. Mail resume to 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6P2, fax: 250-7468011 or email:

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Administrative Assistant (part-time)

Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

This seven (7) month contracted position is for approximately 15 hours per week and will involve working independently from your home office. Key tasks include: • Providing administrative support to two key Division Initiatives: A GP for Me and the Integrated Practice Support Initiative (IPSI)the Division board and committees • Supporting the Clinical Lead, IPSI Project Manager, Research Analysts and project-related committees • Assisting in event planning and hosting, communication, and project administration • Ensuring that the projects’ administrative systems are efficient and effective • Supporting the financial management of the projects The successful candidate will: • Have at least three years experience in office administration; MoA experience an asset • Be highly organized, pay attention to detail, able to perform multiple tasks, balance priorities and meet deadlines • Have excellent computer skills, including in Excel. Simply Accounting would be an asset. • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Be able to work well alone and as part of a regional team • Have good writing skills; minute taking and transcribing skills would be an asset • Be able to travel within the Kootenay Boundary region • Provide their own computer / home office The hourly fee rate is approximately $25 (excluding GST if applicable), dependent on experience. For a detailed Job Description please see careers. Please email your resume with a letter outlining the skills you bring to this job to Or mail to: The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice, P.O Box 9 Nelson, BC V1L 5P7 Closing date: September 12th, 2013

• GENERAL HELPERS • CAMP ATTENDANTS • JANITORS North Country Catering has immediate openings for permanent full-time camp opportunities in Northern Alberta. Shift Rotation; 3 weeks in camp and one week home. Founded in 2000, NCC has become one of the largest independent management, operation & catering company in Western Canada. NCC is responsible for managing and operating remote work camps.

Competitive Wages & BeneďŹ ts After 3 mos. Interested applicants are invited to forward resumes to: North Country Catering, Human Resources e-mail: hr@ fax: 1-(780)-485-1550

Retriev Technologies is looking for a strong candidate for the position of EHS Compliance Officer at our Canadian battery recycling plant in Trail BC. This person will ensure that the facility operates in accordance with all applicable, provincial and federal, Canadian and US Regulations with a strong emphasis on Health and Safety compliance. Prior experience and/or AAS or BS degree in the Environmental, Health and Safety field. The Compliance Officer should have satisfactory knowledge and training of the applicable Environmental and Health and Safety regulations. He/she should be trained in hazardous waste management procedures or have comparable training, knowledge or skills that can be readily transferable to this field. Reply to: Box 565, C/O Trail Times, 1163 Cedar Ave., Trail, BC, V1R4B8.





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GREAT opportunity to relocate to Beautiful Prince Rupert, Enjoy affordable housing and various recreational opportunities; skiing, kayaking, hiking, golf, and the fine arts. The Crest Hotel is currently accepting resumes for full time servers and bartenders in Charley’s Lounge. If you have a passion for customer service, with experience in a busy lounge environment, we offer a union wages $15.14 for servers $18.30 bartenders, medical and dental coverage and excellent gratuities. Previous serving and bartending experience is required, must have serving it right, and be legally permitted to work in Canada. Knowledge of wines and squirrel experience is an asset. If you are interested in joining our award winning customer service team, send resumes to or mail your resume to the Crest Hotel 222 1st ave west Prince Rupert, BC. V8J 1A8.



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Medical/Dental Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

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Financial Services $500 + INSTANT LOANS / 3 months to pay back / No credit check / Apply online or by phone / / 1855-720-0096 DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 50% and be debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1-877-5563500 BBB Rated A+

Trades, Technical Art/Music/Dancing

Honest reliable person looking for work, available immediately 250-365-2255

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Work Wanted

Buy One Get One

Downtown Castlegar 250.365.7750

Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

OREGA-FIRST Organic Oregano Oil

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 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

The successful candidate will manage a super-engaged editorial team of three reporters. You will also work closely with the publisher to help set the editorial vision for this newspaper and work to help grow our increasing crosspromotional opportunities in this market. As Editor, you will take a lead role in community engagement, which means getting involved in different organizations to promote the newspaper’s role and brand in the community. You will have previous experience as an Editor of a community newspaper and will have extensive experience in page layout. In addition you will have experience in website content management, with the aim to grow online readership, while still preserving print readership. You will have a thorough understanding of how to use social media to enhance our print and online editions as well as expand our brand. This job requires a tremendous amount of effort and time in order to be successful and we are looking for someone who is looking for a career and not just a job. Compensation for this position will be based on experience and qualifications. There is an excellent benefits package as well as a car allowance and other related benefits. A reliable vehicle is required. Nelson is considered by many one of the most desirable places in the province, if not the country, to live. It is a historical gem nestled in the heart of the West Kootenay region and offers a myriad of opportunities to the outdoor enthusiast, including skiing, mountain biking and kayaking to name just a few. It is also a wonderful community to raise a family. Black Press Community News Media is an internationally recognized newspaper publishing group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications in BC, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio published at 14 regional printing centers. Black Press has over 160 websites as well as the Victoria based free classified web site Black Press employs 3,300 people across North America. Please send resume, with cover letter, to Karen Bennett at Resumes dropped off in person will not be accepted. No phone calls please. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Real Estate


Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

Grand Forks: Antique “ish” Estate & yard sale. Sat 14 to Sat 21st. 9am-4pm. 3210 Hall Frontage Rd.

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

Castlegar close to DT Lrg 2 Bdrm Apartment, lrg deck F/S,N/P, N/S, W/D on premises, $700/mth + utilities Avail Oct 1st, 365-1032 or 304-9010


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 Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Queen Size Hide-a-Bed, 2.5 yrs old, like new $750 354-1194 STEEL BUILDING Sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

Topsoil, Sand, Road Gravel Fill with delivery call for prices 250.359.7188 c:250.304.8158

Editor The Nelson Star has an immediate opening for an Editor for its twice-weekly community newspaper. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate and we are looking for that someone special to lead this award-winning newspaper into the future.

Merchandise for Sale

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Pets & Livestock

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

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 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

Real Estate

Houses For Sale 505 Richards St., Nelson, 2 bdrm w/Legal Suite $334,900 Retired or just starting, this solid house has a history of continuous income from the rental suite. The house & yard are well maintained with a 2 year old roof, new clothes dryer & water heater. All electric heat plus efficient gas heater in the main living room for comfort on cool winter days. The compact lot & single paved parking require low maintenance. House is rented up & down. Do not disturb tenants please phone for appointment 250-352-7025 Castlegar Newly Renovated 3 bdrm, 1 bath Home private yard, walking distance to school & downtown, 1002-6th St, $229,900 Phone Bob 250-365-9344


FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791

Lots Two fully serviced lots in City of Castlegar Ph. 250-365-5663

Mobile Homes & Parks FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes, manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes, we ship throughout Western Canada. Visit us online at or 877-976-3737

Revenue Property Castlegar 6-plex plus commercial space for sale Income $5150/mth, Close to Tim Hortons & shopping asking $495,000 Cap rate 9% Call James 250-608-3930

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Maglio Installations Ltd

Office Assistant Maglio Installations Ltd. has an immediate opening for an experienced office assistant in our Nelson office, with relocation to our new Castlegar office in Spring 2014. Our busy work environment requires a candidate who is well-organized, able to multi-task, provides attention to detail, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Our ideal candidate has completed an office administration/business program or equivalent, and has a basic knowledge of general accounting principles. Maglio Installations offers a competitive wage based on qualifications and experience. Please forward application with detailed resume, outlining qualifications, related experience, and references: Email to

Castlegar DT 2 Bdrm Apt Avail Sept 1st, furnished or unfurnished, $800/mth everything included, F/S, near bus route, Phone 250-365-3265

2 bedroom Mobile Home on Broadwater Rd. 5 appl, air cond, Large shed. Good location for student. $800 per mth incl pad rental. Ph 250-4456516 & Leave message or CASTLEGAR, 2 Bdrm Mobile Home, spacious, bright walking distance to Tim Horton’s, Safeway,close to other amenities, N/P, N/S, F/S W/D, $800/mth + utilities 250-231-5951

Homes for Rent 2+ BED, 1+bath house in N. Castlegar. Washer, dryer and dishwasher. Quiet double lot, deck, covered garage, fully finished basement. $950 + utilities. NS, NP, ref required. Avail immed. Open House Sept 14: 10am - 1pm 175 Lakeview St. 250-365-1972 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Home great central location near Tim Horton’s & No Frill Foods F/S, Laundry & Storage, quiet neighborhood, Available Immediately, $775/mth Phone 250-399-4351 CASTLEGAR 2 bedroom mobile home. 5 appl, large shed, $750 per mth. 250-445-6516 available immediately.

Suites, Lower Castlegar 3 bdrm on river $1,000 + utilities, 1 Bdrm Apt $530 & $600 incl utilities Call 250-608-3930 South Castlegar 2 Bdrm basement suite $650/mth includes utilities, N/P, N/S 250-365-2034

for Pre-Approval


DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic 1997 Lincoln Continental 4 drw Sedan, white, fully loaded $2,000 250-365-3724 2006 Toyota Corolla CE 104,000 km, 4 snow tires c/w rims, $7,000 250-365-6727

Cars - Sports & Imports

1992 Golf Volks Wagon, 4 dr hatch back, 5 sp, new tires, new exhaust, runs excellent. $1,500/obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-493-1807.

1992 Volvo 240 SW, excellent, AC, roof rack, 4cy, auto, 250km. $1,400. 250-442-0122.

1997 Honda Accord, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, $3,400. 250-4420122 or 250-493-1807.

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

Trucks & Vans

1994 Ford F250, 4x4, auto, ext cab, long box, fully loaded, high mileage but runs excellent. $3,900. 250-442-0122.

1996 DODGE RAM Laramie 2500 Diesel, auto, loaded, in Grand Forks. 250-493-1807. 2001 Ford F350 4 x 4 Super Cab, Long Box $4,900 “Reduced” Great work truck well maintained, c/w headache rack & box rails, 222,500 kms 5.4L, body in great shape 250-768-8675

2001 Toyota Sienna Van, V6, auto, PW, CC, AC, 2010km, runs excellent, $3,700. 250442-0122 or 250-493-1807

Boats 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:


Legal Notices

No phone calls please We thank all interested candidates in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


2 bedroom trailer, rent negotiable 10 min. Walk to Safeway on 9 acres Call. 365-2354 or 365 -5771

Apt/Condo for Rent Castlegar 1 bdrm ground level fully furnished suitable for 1 person $950/mth include Utilities & internet Avail Immed or Oct 1st 250-608-9492

Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

Mobile Homes & Pads

Small 1 bdrm cabin in Nelson w/beautiful lake view, recent reno, new kitchen, windows etc... great for N/S, mature single or couple with N/P, $850/mo heat, power & water included. Avail Oct 1st Phone 250-551-3336

20 Acres in City of Castlegar and 4 Acres in Ootischenia Both Subdividable. Phone 250-365-5663


Duplex / 4 Plex

Other Areas

SHILOH SHEPHERD, Beautiful puppies - large, rare breed w. plush coat. born 06/19, micro chipped, shots / Shiloh registr. $1500 250-838-0234


Spacious 2 bdrm suite w/amazing view from sunporch. Wooden floor, deep cast iron tub, fireplace, organic garden & creek on 3 acres property and great community in Beasley 865/m 250 359-6669

Castlegar central near Tim Horton’s & No Frills, 2 Bdrm 1 up & 1 down, F/S, W/D Avail immed, $900/mth + utilities, 250-304-5081

LUXURY ARIZONA golf course properties from $97,900. Investment or vacation home. Short and long term rental programs available. Immediate positive cash. Financing available! 604-620-3728.

Acreage for Sale

Clean, bright partial furnished 1 Bdrm, $725/mth utilities, internet, cable & laundry incl covered parking for one, can be equipped or not, N/S, N/P Avail Sept 12th, refer needed Call 250-365-7400, Cell 304-9549 leave msg on both






NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Violet May Giles, formerly of 2504 10th Avenue, Castlegar B.C., Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, Susan Runions, 46 King Avenue Castlegar B.C. V1N 1B5, on or before October 24, 2013, after which date the estate & assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 Castlegar News


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Castlegar News, September 12, 2013  

September 12, 2013 edition of the Castlegar News

Castlegar News, September 12, 2013  

September 12, 2013 edition of the Castlegar News