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With the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference beginning Monday some of the local municipal politicians are gearing up for the week-long gathering of civic officials in Vancouver. The annual UBCM attracts representatives from 162 municipalities, four First Nations, 29 regional districts, and 23 hospital districts from around the province. There are 155 resolutions to be read through and voted on in Vancouver and one major policy paper on local government finance to be considered during the conference. The City of Trail has one resolution on the books regarding provincial funding of social service and housing programs in B.C. All of Trail’s city council, with the exception of Coun. Eleanor Gattafoni-Robinson, will be attending the UBCM this year with Coun. Gord DeRosa scheduled to receive

his 25-year service medal, an honour received by Mayor Dieter Boggs last year. In a prepared statement, Boggs listed a number of different information sessions and keynote speakers that Trail councillors were hoping to take in over the week of attending the conference including; effective citizen engagement, enhancing local government collaboration, and avoiding personal liability. Boggs also noted the importance of taking part in discussion on the UBCM resolutions as resolutions that area successfully passed by the conference attendees have the potential to change provincial legislation. The City of Rossland will be presenting resolutions on forming a joint task force on school funding and creative school solutions, reflecting issues that have consumed considerable public attention over the past 12 months in the town. See HIGHWAYS, Page 3


Pub’s colours get to stay Village looks to beef up bylaw system BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Public feedback outweighed process in council chambers this week when the Village of Fruitvale granted the Villagers Inn and Pub permission to deviate from a muted colour scheme and keep its newly updated scarlet red trim. But the recommendation wasn't passed without business owner mary Siu and building manger Len Fuller receiving an earful. “I think this whole situation has kind of painted council as



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some kind of villain here and I think that's been very unfair,” said Coun. Bert Kniss. A stop order was put on renovations at the Villagers last month because the owner neglected to take out a building permit, at which time staff noticed the new bright colour selected for the building's roof and trim didn't fit in with the village's historical colour scheme set out for revitalization and new construction. The Villagers was granted permission to finish its roofing job when the leaky roof led to council scheduling an emergency meeting last month. See PUBLIC, Page 3


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Seniors’ stories told with dance BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

If Nora Switzer had one wish, it would be to see everyone happy and dancing. One Trail dance instructor is about to make the 101-year-old’s vision come true. The Rose Wood Village resident’s life story has formed a backdrop to an upcoming show that uses dance and music to tell tales. “The Rhythm of My Life” has connected three Greater Trail professional dancers with three local seniors (Switzer, Chuck Clarke, 79, and Richie Mann, 80), who’s stories will be shared through movement in solo performances that are each less than





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10 minutes long. Using interviewed recordings, Stew Ford and Newton Szabo of DeciBel Sound matched acoustics with voice overlay to create the sound that Sarah Joyce, Juliana Marko and Richele Wright move to. “It’s been so touching, I’ll get teary thinking about it, I will,” said Joyce of her brainchild that is finally coming to fruition. Joyce has been a dance instructor for 16 years, teaching ballet and modern at Steps Dance Centre for the past seven years. She’s dreamt of putting such a production on for years now and was pushed into making it a reality when See DANCE, Page 2

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Dance connects seniors and youth FROM PAGE 1 she found time and received just over $2,000 from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance to pay for professional dancer salaries and administrative expenses. “It’s been a dream of mine to link seniors and their life stories and connect them to youth because there has been such a disconnect, I think, between older people in the community and the younger people,” she said. “I really wanted to use dance to bridge that gap because I think dance is such a special art form that can touch people in different ways.” Making that connection even stronger, Joyce put a call out to find young dancers who’d be interested in taking on a similar task. Rebeka Krest, Sydney Bruce and Madeline Kinghorn each did interviews with their grandfathers or grandmothers over the phone, which have now been recorded in their own voices and will be portrayed through dance solos as well. “(Krest) has this beautiful introduction about how her grandfather saw her grandmother walk into the room and she was glowing and looked like an angel,” said Joyce. The youth received a total of two hours of mentorship from Joyce to gauge ideas or receive guidance. The experience was an opportunity for the girls to really see what it’s like to work as professional dancers. This form of story telling in some some ways is a lost art, said Joyce, one that she intends to resurrect for two back-to-back shows Sept. 26 and

27 at the J. L. Crowe Secondary School theatre, when musical talent will also round out the evening. Through early beginnings, people told Joyce she should talk to community leaders, politicians and movers and shakers but she wanted to highlight the beauty of age, experience. “To me just the human story of getting to 101 is a beautiful story itself and I think we don’t hear enough about it,” she said. Initially it was tricky finding seniors to work with but a few blind calls later and she found her muse. “I connected with a lady from Rose Wood and right away she said, ‘Nora is your girl,’” she recalled. “She said, ‘she’s got more spunk in her than I’ve got most days and she’s really lively.’” Joyce has gotten to know Switzer quite well over these last couple months, which has made this project even more special. Switzer moved to Trail from Vancouver at 18 years old when her brother got a job at what is now known as Teck. She picked up employment at the former Kootenay Hotel, where she met her future husband, who was also a Teck employee. “It was kind of a hot time and (Teck) was sending people all over and at that time it was probably fairly unusual for women to travel so far abroad but she went with her husband everywhere – to Peru, Italy and India.” The former Vancouver dancer dug up a sari her husband gave her from his travels to use as a prop to convey the adventures Switzer has been on.

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Switzer’s mobility limitations has made sharing the work in progress challenging so the build up is palpable. But Joyce has made an effort to share as much as possible with the senior and the to have made a remarkable bond along the way. Both wearing royal blue at their most recent visit, it’s no mistake that these

two women share an unspeakable connection. Reaching 101 has happened very naturally for Switzer, who said she doesn’t feel any different. The senior will attend one of the upcoming shows to see her story through dance, perhaps a new memory to hold onto. “I think it’s wonderful,” said Switzer

from her home at Rose Wood. “I’m excited.” Tickets will be available at the door but are limited due to capacity. Adults will pay $10 and students and seniors will be charged $5. The show starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 and is expected to last just over an hour. To reserve tickets, contact Joyce at sarah@

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Highways a common topic FROM PAGE 1 Although the Village of Fruitvale doesn’t have any official resolutions to present at the UBCM, Mayor Patricia Cecchini, is anticipating an extremely busy week. “I’ve got a very busy schedule starting the Sunday night before the conference when we’ll be meeting with the Highway 3B group,” Cecchini said. “There’s the mayor’s caucus, the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, and the MIA (Municipal Insurance Association).” Cecchini said she thinks the conference is an important opportunity, especially for representatives from smaller population centres like the small villages and towns in the West Kootenay. “It’s extremely worthwhile, it’s one opportunity to have our voices heard,” she said. “I’m hoping to meet with minister Oakes (Community, Sport, and Cultural Development) with RDKB Director Ali Grieve and Joe Danchuk (Mayor of Montrose) to discuss our opposition to the City of Trail’s boundary expansion. “The province will be making the final decision on that and we need to state our position.” While the Village of Warfield doesn’t have any specific resolu-

tions to present at the conference it will be taking part in a variety of meetings while representatives are there. “We have four of the five councillors going to the conference but the mayor won’t be attending this year,” said Vince Morelli, the village’s chief administrative officer. “There are no particular items they’ll be addressing but they’ve been invited to a number of meetings, including the Highway 3B meeting with the minister (of Transportation and Infrastructure).” Salmo Mayor Ann Henderson won’t be taking in the various political meetings during the conference as she’ll be spending her time working on the regional, Kootenay Country, tourism promotion booth at the municipal trade fair that takes place in conjunction with the UBCM every year. She said that Salmo village councillor, Janine Haughton will be representing their community at the gathering instead. “There are two issues we’re particularly interested in this year,” said Henderson. “There will be discussion on flood protection and dykes, which is an issue we’re concerned about and we’re also concerned about changes to recycling regulations as well.”


Trail Association For Community Living (TACL) has received the highest level of accreditation received from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for the organization’s substantial conformance to the non-profit body’s standards. TACL runs a number of programs in Greater Trail that connects people with barriers to employment or recreational activities. Employees Pat Cheveldave and Maria Veltri of “Thrifty Treasures” are all laughs behind the counter, one of the many jobs they have in the community.

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Cops deal with drugs and drunks On Sept. 4 police were called – Greater Trail – by Emergency Health Services to a home in Warfield where there was a potential overdose at a home. Police arrived at the home and after no response from knocking police gained entry to find a female that had taken a dangerous amount of medication. The ambulance crew were able to assist the female without any further police action and take the patient to the hospital for care. On Sept. 5 police were called to a pub in Fruitvale where a patron had become too intoxicated, tried to assault the bartender and subsequently fell down possibly injuring himself. Ambulance crew attended and determined the male was not injured. At this point police took over and arrested the individual for being intoxicated in a public place. Police have received multiple calls for an abandoned vehicle out in the rural Fruitvale area over the past week. Police have attended and identified the owner of the broken down vehicle. Attempts have been made to retrieve the vehicle and are continuing. In the early morning of Sept. 7 police were called to a residential area where a male appeared to be wandering around lost. Police attended and determined that the male was intoxicated and disorientated. The proper home was located and the male was turned over to the resident of that home. With the weather turning cooler there needs to be a heightened awareness of bears and wildlife in our area. Police would like to remind everyone to keep these animals in mind when putting out garbage and harvesting the fruit out of your trees. These attractants draw these wild animals into our residential areas and cause conflict. A little care would go a long way to minimizing these contacts.

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FROM PAGE 1 At that time, council asked Siu to pay $200 for a review of the red trim, which came to the forefront during Monday night’s council meeting. “I find it hard to believe that any business owner doesn’t know that you need a permit to complete work,” said Coun. Jill Prince. “It is unfortunate that people disregard the systems that are in place to protect the community and keep it moving forward because it makes it so that council has to become an enforcer and we end up having more bureaucracy and more costs for the rest of the taxpayers and other business owners.” A petition signed by almost 200 area residents and visitors made the Villagers’ case that the new paint was a noticeable improvement. The village also received some phone calls as well as some readers responded to online news with further words on Fruitvale’s outdated design concept.

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The suggested look is part of the village’s bylaw for its development permit area, which covers all of the village’s business sector. It was originally introduced in 1982 but was amended many times since changes were last made in 1986. “This unfortunate situation has brought it all into the forefront of public opinion and interest more than it ever was before, which is actually a good thing,” Fuller noted in a letter presented to council. “More public input on government policy is exactly what is needed to move ahead into the future with much less conflict and misunderstanding.” At this time the village looks to update its development permit guidelines, a process that has been underway since last September with a total of three open houses held to gather public and business input. “I think it goes to show that public expectation of how the village should look is extremely high

because the amount of public complaints and requests for bylaw enforcements have been really significant and has taken a lot of time,” said Lila Cresswell, Fruitvale chief administrative officer. On an average year, Fruitvale will deal with about 130 complaints, with the majority noting property standards. However at the end of May there were just over 60 requests and now the list is just shy of 200. “The cost of actually administrating these bylaws and the ability to actually get compliance is getting difficult,” added Cresswell. As a result, council decided Monday to request permission from the province to be registered under the bylaw dispute adjudication system. If granted approval, residents who are not happy with the way


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to grips with the news that another $1.8 million had to be added to the projected $8.2 million because of a change in accounting procedures resulting in a bigger number. “It’s not just us, all districts are changing over to the new accounting procedures,” board chair Melissa Hyndes explained, adding that the news, while grim, at least gives the district final numbers to work with. “It’s a starting point now we just have to move on,” Hyndes said. The money won’t likely have to be paid back for a year, and even then the deficit pay-back plan could be spread over as much as five years. Still, the news will likely come as a shock to members of the Coquitlam Teachers Association and CUPE Local 561, who have been critical of the district’s handling of its finances. At Tuesday’s first

board meeting of the new school year, presidents of both the CTA and CUPE took the district to task for problems that led to the deficit that would have been $5 million larger if cuts weren’t made early in the year. “We’re quite concerned about the ability of the district to get a handle on its financial situation, given the inability of district leadership and the board to adequately explain what has happened so far,” said the CTA’s Charley King. Meanwhile, job cuts and the impact on CUPE members was the focus of Dave Ginter’s remarks. The head of the local bargaining unit said layoff notices were handed to 80 members, not 51 as originally projected, and half went to teacher’s assistants who help in school offices, libraries and even support the high-growth area of French Immersion. Ginter called for

more transparency in the budgeting process so people know where they stand. “I know I’m not sure, and my members aren’t sure.” Teacher job loss was high, too, King said, with 60 not called back after 500 layoff notices were issued, and many of those who were hired back were given reduced hours or substitute teaching posts. Meanwhile, the audited financial statements did come with some good news. For one thing, the projected deficit of $8.2 held fast over the latter part of the year, despite some fluctuations in spending and revenue. The district got its $740,000 holdback grant, money the province pays when enrollment is confirmed but is not guaranteed, and more revenue was generated through Continung Education. The district also spent less on professional development, $268,000,


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Bloc expels caucus member for criticizing proposed charter

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The Bloc Quebecois expelled one of its five caucus members on Thursday after she ripped into Quebec’s proposed charter of values and said it would hurt the sovereigntist cause. The decision to kick out Maria Mourani came a day after she warned the charter would “create systemic discrimination... especially against women” and that it was a “very bad move for Quebec independence.” She said the independence movement has spent years courting minority groups and that the Parti Quebecois government’s proposal risks undoing all that work. Mourani, who was born in Ivory Coast and is of Lebanese origin, was also one of several sovereigntists to sign a declaration that said the charter would “stigmatize and exclude certain communities and especially

some women.” The PQ plan would forbid Quebec’s public employees from wearing more visible religious symbols - including hijabs, turbans, yarmulkes and largerthan-average crucifixes. In commenting his decision to expel the 44-year-old Mourani, Bloc Leader Daniel Paille said her comments in no way whatsoever reflect the party’s position on the controversial charter. “The charter of Quebec values, far from being an election-driven manoeuvre, a serious strategic error on the part of the sovereigntist movement or, worse, a display of ethnic nationalism, is actually a necessary and fundamental step for the Quebec nation,” Paille said in a statement. Paille said the four other members of the Bloc caucus agreed with the decision to part company with Mourani.


Chant prompts students to rally against sexual violence to prevent or reduce sexual harassment. Wayne MacKay, a law professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, was appointed to lead the group, which will consult with staff, alumni and others as it looks for ways to change the “culture” around sexual violence while gauging opinion on how women are viewed. He expects the team will also look at re-thinking orientation events in the wake of several recent controversies that have involved derogatory portrayals of women, and whether the administration should be more involved in oversee-



ing them. Saint Mary’s struck the panel days after a video surfaced showing about 80 student leaders performing a chant before 400 people during an orientation event on Labour Day. The song spelled out the word ‘young’ with the lyrics, “Y is for your sister ... U is for underage, N is for no consent.” Days later, a student newspaper at the University of British Columbia reported that a similar chant had been sung on one or more buses during orientation events sponsored by the Commerce Undergraduate Society.



THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The criminal conviction of a Toronto police officer for assaulting a protester during the G20 summit three years ago was hailed as a victory for the hundreds of demonstrators who were rounded up and arrested that weekend. Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani was convicted Thursday of assault with a weapon after a judge found he used excessive force during the arrest of protester Adam Nobody on June 26, 2010, on the lawn of the Ontario legislature. Andalib-Goortani didn’t need to forcefully jab Nobody with his baton several times as his fellow officers were trying to cuff the man, Ontario Superior Court Judge Louise Botham found. “A police officer is not entitled to use unlimited force to affect an arrest,” she said. Video footage of Nobody’s arrest shows him on the ground with officers piled on top of him. Moments before Andalib-Goortani delivers his second set of blows, another officer can be seen kneeing Nobody in the face, Botham said. “I accept that in a dynamic situation, arrests need to occur quickly and officers may well need to use force to ensure that happens...(but) even on the defendant’s evidence the resistance offered by Adam Nobody was minimal,” Botham said. “(Andalib-Goortani’s) explanation that he was responding to Adam Nobody’s resistance is nothing more than an after the fact attempt to justify his blows.” Nobody clapped as the verdict was announced, but said later that though he was pleased, he was surprised, as police are not often found guilty of criminal offences. “Hopefully this helps vindicate the 1,100 people that were arrested and forced upon that day, including myself,” Nobody said outside court. “It’s just a great feeling after three years... Justice is served and officers, you know, they can’t get away with stuff like this. They can’t attack citizens and it just feels really great right now. I’m elated.” More than 1,000 people were detained by police that weekend after protesters using socalled Black Bloc tactics broke away from a HIGH FRAME RATE 3D


peaceful rally and ran through the downtown, smashing windows and burning police cruisers. Andalib-Goortani was one of two officers to face criminal charges stemming from the arrests, but earlier this year Const. Glenn Weddell was acquitted. Assault with a weapon carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, though it’s unlikely Andalib-Goortani would see such a sentence. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 8. For the moment, Andalib-Goortani is on restricted duties. Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack said outside court that AndalibGoortani may appeal. “He’s very distraught and again, very crushed by this decision,” McCormack said. “We do stand by the system, we’ve always stated that position, but in this case we just feel that the judge came up with the wrong conclusion.” McCormack called Nobody’s arrest an “isolated incident.” After the G20 summit some protesters said they couldn’t file complaints against individual officers because they had no identification on their uniforms. In her judgment, Botham called it curious that Andalib-Goortani did not have a name tag or badge number on his uniform in the videos of Nobody’s arrest. She also called it “surprising” that fellow officers who testified for the defence had such a “vivid recollection” of Nobody’s behaviour that day, three years ago, among a crowd of thousands. “I am troubled by the fact that, although they all now identify Adam Nobody as a significant and memorable troublemaker, none of these senior officers recorded anything in their notes about him that day,” she said.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS H A L I FA X Students at Saint Mary’s University rallied against sexual violence Thursday after a frosh-week chant glorifying the abuse of underage girls set off a heated debate over orientation activities and the extent of sexism on campuses. About 200 students and professors filled a central campus courtyard to listen to speeches and sing a new, positive version of the chant that sparked national outrage for its promotion of nonconsensual sex with young girls. “We really want to start the conversation about consent education, and how to move forward from the events of last week in a constructive way,” said Lewis Rendell, one of the organizers of the rally. “This is not just a university problem,” she added. “It’s a societal problem.” The event came a day after the university named the members of a special council that will explore issues of sexual consent and how

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isit any university today and you are likely to hear from attendees of a Woman’s Studies class grievances about “male privilege”, “female oppression” or “the patriarchy.” While such complaints might hold-true of various third-world nations or of our own society in the distant past, these charges are generally levelled at contemporary western civilization; and thus amount to ludicrous propositions, given the fact that the modern, western woman enjoys more power and freedom than any other (non-aristocratic) female citizen ever has, anywhere, in all of recorded history. “That may be so,” I hear you say, “but despite the strides made by feminism, gender inequality still abounds.” On this Dear Reader, we both agree but perhaps not in the way that you think. Let us briefly explore some recent statistics that show a very different picture of the gender gap than that propounded by the ideologues. According to the U.S Department of Education, women earn 61.7 per cent of all university degrees.

This gender imbalance is maintained at all levels, with females earning 56.9 per cent of all BAs, 59.6 per cent of all master’s and 52 per cent of all doctorates. Furthermore, this is hardly new since women have maintained this dominance for over three decades. Since 1982, women have earned 4.1 million more BAs than men and 9.1 million more college degrees. The National Institute of Mental Health revealed that males have a suicide risk four times higher than females. Between the ages of 15 and 19 males are almost fives times more at risk than females and six times more between the ages of 20 and24. U.S. Department of Justice statistics show that between 2000 and 2009 the number of males in the prison system was nearly 15 times higher than the number female inmates. According to independent research site, Statistics Brain, men are nearly 3.4 times more likely to be the victims of murder than women; additionally 93 per cent of all workplace deaths in the U.S are male. Unemployment stats drawn from the U.S. Bureau



of Labor show that women have enjoyed more stable employment than men over the last 20 years. Even the oft-touted wage gap favouring men over women is based, to some extent, on manipulated data. While it is true that on average women only earn 81 per cent of what men make, the average male workday is five per cent longer. Furthermore, the data is offset by the small, well paid, rapidly ageing, Old-BoysClub of Chief Executives. When these CEOs retire their junior executives will replace them; in the U.K 69 per cent of these positions are filled by women. When this is considered, alongside the above-mentioned education gap, it is clear that the next gen-

eration will belong to the fairer sex. Of course the real proof of “women’s privilege” is that we dare not speak its name for fear of being labelled misogynists. Even the most pronounced examples of female advantage are contorted into evidence of patriarchal sexism. For example, according to a study by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, in 1989 the average male life expectancy in America was 71.4 years, with the average female living to 78.3. Since this time, males, though still behind, have caught up. It is now 76 years for men and 81 for women. Instead of celebrating these improvements in lifespan and equality, Ali Mokdad, one of the study’s authors, laments the fact that women only gained 2.7 extra years, while men gained 5.4. Mokdad attributes this to insufficient treatment for women. Even when men are losing in the game of life, they’re still the villains. While it is true that women are more likely to be victims of the horrible crime of rape, at the very least society rightly recognizes this as no laughing

matter. And yet the monstrous sexual assaults that frequently happen to men in the penal system are almost always the punch line to some “hilarious” joke. Similarly, whenever a female teacher molests a schoolboy, the phrase “Right on kid” invariably turns up in the routine of some late-night talk show host. Could anyone imagine a film like Adam Sandler’s, “That’s My Boy,” being made about a girl? There are numerous programs, petitions and organizations attempting to correct any of the remaining gender gaps that favour males; yet if someone campaigned to correct any of the abovementioned imbalances that favour women, such a person would likely be decried as a male chauvinist. Are we doomed to never find Equality Street? Born in England but raised in Canada, Ross Harrison is a Torontobased professional writer with an interest in history, pop-culture and politics. Ross has worked as a copywriter for various corporate clients, a film and television writer, and as a professional essayist.

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Traffic changes make no sense

As a West Trail resident I can only observe in disbelief at the up and coming changes to traffic flow in downtown Trail. If I was a business owner in the downtown core I would be up in arms in what is soon going to be the death knell of any possibility of resurrecting vitality there. What possibly can the downtown revitalizing committee bethinking of by eliminating the right-hand turn lanes on both Cedar and Pine avenues? Getting in and out of Bay Ave. is already a gong show, redirecting all truck traffic to it and forcing people who wish to turn towards the bridge into queues of left turning cars can only be best described as bizarre. At best if no one is coming out of the McDonald’s side of Pine Ave. only six cars can make a left hand turn heading towards Castlegar, Warfield and Rossland. Forcing the right hand turn lane to now join the queue will make it nearly impossible to make it in two lights, if not three. The addition of the bump outs might

seem like an attractive idea aesthetically but just who is going to use them? Business people? Shoppers on a mission? I guess we can showcase Trail to all the people passing through with our new demographic mix, because that’s who has time to sit there and watch the traffic go by. The Home of Champions has dwindled into a whisper of its former self and decries a name change desperately! But back to the traffic issue. It is obvious the people on the downtown revitalization committee don’t turn off the bridge onto Bay during business hours, then try to get into or out of the A&W, El Centro, the medical clinic or even down to the other end of downtown. They also don’t turn left at the 7-11 except maybe after meeting hours. What was wrong with the turn that was? Is this change just for the sake of making it? Give your heads a shake people. I am not complaining about the inconvenience of the construction although it is truly obvious no one sin-

gle thought was given to traffic flow during construction. I think most people are okay with a little delay for new construction that will benefit the community. City council will have to take some of the blame for this too as almost surely they must have approved this plan. Trail is already one of the worst small towns to drive through with its totally un-synchronized traffic lights. With all the brouhaha about ‘idle no more’ where is the thought to reduce congestion and idling engines? Along with the decision to not renovate the old bridge, downtown businesses surely must see where they are on the priority list of the powers that be. To top it all off after all of the discussions over the years on the topic of downtown parking you even eliminated a parking spot on the north end of Cedar Ave! It’s not too late till it is all paved over! Re-think this now and it is going to save a lot of money later! Ron Joseph Trail

Quebecers should reject ‘values charter’ An editorial from the Toronto Star So now we know. If the Parti Quebecois gets its way, a teacher or civil servant in Quebec could get away with wearing a tiny crucifix around her neck or a wee little ring with a mini Star of David. But don’t try and display a big clunky cross that makes it obvious you’re a Christian - let alone a turban, hijab or kippa. Interdit. And don’t worry - the cross looming over Montreal from the summit of Mount Royal is safe. Our “cultural heritage,” don’t you know. Ditto Christmas trees in government offices. And what about officials swearing an oath on the Bible? Oops, hadn’t thought of that. “Oh my God, we’ll get back to you” on that, was all the minister in charge could manage as he unveiled an outline of his government’s “Charter of Quebec Values” on Tuesday. This dog’s breakfast of a plan is ostensibly designed to address what the PQ government calls a “profound malaise” in Quebec over the issue of religious accommodation, by enshrining the principle of secularism in government affairs. The key measure involves banning what it calls “ostentatious religious

symbols” - hence the thumbsdown on hijabs and the approving wink to little crosses. How ostentatious? No one quite knows, though the government helpfully provided a chart showing examples of what “state personnel” won’t be allowed to wear. Followed, one presumes, by a series of regulations to draw the line between the “ostentatious” and the permissible. Even if it was acceptable in principle - which it isn’t - this would be a formula for pointless bureaucratic wrangling. In fact, there’s little evidence of a serious malaise in Quebec society over issues of diversity. Even the Bouchard-Taylor Commission, which looked into the issue five years ago, found no actual crisis over “reasonable accommodation” but simply a need to adapt to changing realities. That’s the case in all modern societies, and Quebec is no exception. The real malaise is inside the Parti Quebecois, which has spectacularly failed to re-ignite support for independence. The sovereignty movement has split into various factions and parties, and the PQ under Premier Pauline Marois is playing the “identity” card in an effort to

persuade francophones they must unite under its banner against an imagined threat to Quebec’s mostly-undefined “values.” The government plans to take all fall to consult and develop its final version of the values charter, conveniently bringing it forward too late to become law but just in time for an expected election next spring. If all went as planned, enough francophone voters would presumably rally to the identity banner to give the PQ a majority. A charter challenge from the federal government would just feed the us-versusthem dynamic, according to that reasoning. Fortunately, this transparently cynical script does not appear to be unfolding exactly as planned. Many progressive Quebecers, including those with impeccable nationalist credentials, are coming out against the PQ’s plan. And it’s good to see Thomas Mulcair and the federal New Democrats, with their strong Quebec caucus, joining the chorus against this outrageous proposal. Quebecers of all political backgrounds need to make clear that it is unworthy of their province.

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PEOPLE OBITUARIES MCDONELL, MARY MARIE — 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 a very 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.


Regina reaps benefits of concert THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA - A Regina consulting firm says Paul McCartney’s concert last month wasn’t just a fun night of memories and music, it delivered a big boost to the city’s economy. McNair Business Development Inc. estimates the Aug. 14 show brought $9.4 million to the city’s Gross Domestic Product. About $2 million of that was from tourism, as about half of the 41,000 people at the concert were from out of town. Not including the price of the ticket, the company estimated each visitor spent $120 on things like food and hotel rooms. In all 605 jobs were also created by the show, both directly and indirectly. It’s also estimated that $3.9 million in taxes was collected.


Over 350 riders took part in Sunday’s event. For more photos of the Toy Run’s stop in the Silver City visit the Trail Times online at or check out our Facebook page for the slideshow.

Greater Trail names drawn for Toy Run’s new Harleys BY MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News

If the ground rumbled around your home 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. It all came to a roaring conclusion when Glen Gustafson (Trail) and Danielle Gilbert (Rossland)

had their names called as the winners of a 2013 HarleyDavidson SuperGlide Custom and a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight. “I like the cause,” said firsttime participant Catherine Foster, who had a big teddy bear riding shotgun on her bike. “We have our fingers crossed for good weather. It looks pretty good right now.” Foster and her husband

Mike, from Castlegar, had motorcycles quite different from one another and she said she would likely be more comfortable aboard her 2010 Harley Davidson Fat Boy than Mike would be on his custom-built, USA made chopper. “Mine has no shocks,” laughed Mike. As more and more riders arrived, West Kootenay Toy Run secretary Marla Doherty-

Haynes commented on how large the event has become. “We’re one of the only runs left in North America where the police have to help us shut down traffic,” she said. “I like that all of the money raised here, stays here, too.” Doherty-Hanes said she hopes to be able to organize some activities for children at next year’s event, so even more kids turn out.


Audio pioneer founded Dolby Laboratories

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. - Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer. Dolby founded his namesake company in 1965 and grew it into an industry leader in audio technology. His work in noise reduction and surround sound led to the creation of a number of technologies that are still used in music, movies and entertainment today. “Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary,” Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO of Dolby Laboratories, said in a statement. Yeaman said that Dolby invented an entire industry around being able to deliver a sound experience. His work

spanned helping to reduce the hiss in cassette recordings to bringing “Star Wars” to life on the big screen in Dolby Stereo. Dolby held 50 U.S. patents and won a number of notable awards for his life’s work, including several Emmys, two Oscars and a Grammy. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the U.S. and the Royal Academy of Engineers in the UK, among many more honours. In 2012, the theatre that serves as home to the Academy Awards was renamed the Dolby TheatreSM and the Ray Dolby Ballroom was named in his honour. “Ray really managed to have a dream job,” said Dagmar Dolby, his wife of 47 years. “Because he could do exactly what he wanted to do, whichever way he wanted to do it, and in the process, did a lot of good for many music

and film lovers. And in the end, built a very successful company.” Dolby was born in Portland, Ore., and his family eventually moved to the San Francisco Peninsula. It was there that he started his professional work at Ampex Corp. working on videotape recording systems while he was still a student. After graduating from Stanford University, he left Ampex to study at Cambridge University. Following his time as a United Nations adviser in India, he returned to England and founded Dolby in London. In 1976 he moved to San Francisco where the company established its headquarters. Dolby’s co-workers described him as inspiring and thoughtful man, who cared passionately about engineering. “To be an inventor, you have to be willing to live with a sense of uncertainty, to work in the darkness and grope toward an answer, to

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Grizzlies still spotted around town By Carolyn Grant Kimberley Bulletin

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Kay MacIntyre of Kimberley found she had a yard full of grizzly bears Tuesday. The bruins were into the plum tree.


TRU ponders snowmobile/ ATV tourism program By Aaron Orlando

Revewlstoke Times Review

Thompson Rivers University is considering offering a universitylevel snowmobile and ATV adventure tourism training program in Revelstoke. Although there are snowmobile and ATV safety courses available, the TRU ‘mechanized adventure tourism training program’ is thought to be the first university-level certificate program of its kind in Canada. Students would graduate as certified snowmobile or ATV guides, and would also study the tourism business. Iain Stewart-Patterson is a senior lecturer in the Adventure Studies Department at Thompson Rivers University. He said the idea came about as part of TRU’s efforts to develop an adventure tourism training program in Revelstoke. That effort has been covered in past Times Review stories, but the snowmobiling and ATV elements are new. Stewart-Patterson said Revelstoke was the natural choice: “There’s nothing else out there. There appears to be the need within the snowmobile industry.” he said. When people think of Revelstoke, “we think ski touring, we think snowmobiling,” he added. The target start date is September of 2014, with an intake of about 18–20 students in Revelstoke. But it’s not for sure yet. TRU is doing a market survey, finding out if there’s a demand for the certified adventure tourism guides.

He said the snowmobile guiding industry is already somewhat established, so the market survey seeks to determine how their program will fit in. He said the TRU Adventure Studies Department already offers traditional guiding programs, so it’s a matter of adapting the program. “We have a level of expertise, and we’re looking at how to transfer that into a new market,” StewartPatterson said. Students would study things like riding skills, chainsaw falling, trail maintenance, business development, marketing, resource management, avalanche safety and more. In addition to the snowmobile/ ATV course, TRU is also exploring a more traditional adventure tourism program that teaches things like ski touring and hiking – in addition to the tourism business side of the program. City of Revelstoke economic development director Alan Mason has worked to bring the adventure tourism program to Revelstoke. He remains excited about the program, saying it would bring students, teachers and other staff into the community, all generating economic activity. In addition, the trainees may go into business here. “If there is opportunity for people to develop business in the snow then that would be positive,” he said. Another side benefit is the availability of university-level courses for community members.

Conservation Officers are looking for the two grizzly bears reported in Kimberley on Monday evening, says CO Joe Carravetta. Carravetta also confirms that the bears were spotted again on Tuesday evening. “We know they first showed up on Monday night in a fruit tree,” Carravetta said. “The owner picked the fruit and picked up the branches so the bears moved on. Carravetta says there are no reports that they got into

any trouble, however there were Facebook posts on Wednesday morning indicating the grizzlies were in people’s yards. The plan right now, is to keep an eye on them and protect public safety. Carravetta says that the top priority has to

be public safety, but that putting grizzly bears down is usually a last resort. “It depends on the situation. Certainly with grizzly bears you don’t want to have to do that. We look at each situation, consult with the wildlife biologist.”

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RDCK directors question value of transit service in Creston By Lorne Eckersley Creston Advance

While ridership on the regular BC Transit bus has increased since changes in the service were made last year, local Regional District of Central Kootenay directors say it isn’t worth the cost.

“It is not providing the service levels to make it sustainable,” Area B director John Kettle said at a local services committee meeting on Sept. 4. “It isn’t close to giving value to taxpayers.” Kettle was responding to a presentation by BC Transit region-

al manager Kevin Schubert, who presented figures showing that riders pay for less than 10 per cent of the cost of the service. “A new flexible service (one that allows drivers to deviate from the route and take calls for pick-

up) has seen positive results, particularly in the latter part of the year,” Schubert reported. “The service change included the introduction of ondemand zones, which eliminated unnecessary deviations where no ridership existed provided for better

utilization of service hours for regional and community shuttle service.” The on-demand service replaced one that simply had a bus run on a defined route, regardless of whether it was being used. While Schubert

said BC Transit expects it to take three years for a change in system to take hold, recent ridership “indicates a positive trend.” That might not be enough to save it, though. “The BC Transit service never serves people in outlying

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED If you wish to participate actively in the review process, you may register as an Intervener or as an Interested Party with the Commission in writing by Friday, September 20, 2013 with the Commission Secretary, using the contact information at the end of this notice. Interveners should identify the issues they intend to pursue as well as the nature and extent of their anticipated involvement in the review process indicating whether they plan to attend the Pre-Hearing Conference. Interveners will receive email notice of all correspondence and filed documents. An e-mail address should be provided if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties with the Commission in writing, by Friday, September 20, 2013 identifying their interest in the Application. Interested Parties will receive a copy of the Commission’s Decision when issued. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the public Workshop or the Pre-hearing Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information provided at the end of this notice.

HOW TO REGISTER You may apply to register to the Commission Secretary by email, electronic submission on the Commission’s website, by fax, or by mail using the Commission contact information provided below. For more information, please visit or contact the Commission Secretary at

VIEW THE DOCUMENTS The Application and all supporting documentation are available on the Commission’s website under “Current Applications” and at the locations below: British Columbia Utilities Commission Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3 Phone: 604-660-4700 Toll Free: 1-800-663-1385

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areas and now, because of the DriveAble program, people are being forced to drive even when they lose their licence,” Kettle said. “If this was a business it would have failed in the first year. It would be cheaper for those 20 users (the number of regular riders) to be put in a cab than to continue with this model.” He pointed out that directors are happy with the HandyDart (which picks up riders on request) and medical shuttle to Cranbrook, “although I don’t know how well it would be used if it didn’t stop at WalMart.” While directors agreed that the current contractor provides excellent service to riders, the service doesn’t provide good value for the tax dollars spent. “Are you opposed to us finding someone that can run a more flexible service?” Area C director Larry Binks asked. “You have one of the cheapest operators in the province and excellent service,” Schubert replied. “Some communities are doing their own service, but not through BC Transit funding.” “Could a society step forward to run this?” Binks asked. “The answer is no,” Schubert said. Schubert said that BC Transit requires that all contracts go out to public bid for renewal, and that the current operator is in the midst of a sevenyear contract. Area A director Garry Jackman said that the aging population on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake is creating a demand for a scheduled bus service, something not offered at this time. “Can we opt out of this service and use our funding to create our own service with our 40 per cent contribution of tax dollars?” Kettle asked. “With 90 days notice,” Schubert said. The BC Transit community shuttle averages 11 riders per 5.5-hour day at a cost per rider of $16.90.

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Cranbrook company picked to ring opening bell at TSX By Barry Coulter

Cranbrook Townsman

A Cranbrook mining exploration company has been offered a signal honour at the Toronto Stock Exchange this week. Athabasca Nuclear Corp., a spin-off of Eagle Plains Resources, is part of a four-company syndicate that has been invited to ring the bell opening the TSX exchange today. Chuck Downie of Cranbrook, president and CEO of Athabasca Nuclear Corp., will be in Toronto to take part in the ceremony. Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the largest stock exchange in Canada, the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world by market

capitalization. Its trading day always opens and closes with the ceremonial ringing of a bell. Companies of note, individuals and even charities are often invited as an honour to perform the ringing to open the market. The Western Athabasca Syndicate, which includes Athabasca Nuclear, is currently exploring for uranium in the Athabasca Basin area of northern Saskatchewan. Athabasca Nuclear (ASC:TSX-V) was “spun-off” from Eagle Plains Resources on a “one-for-three” basis, explained Mike Labach, Director of Investor Relations for Eagle Plains, meaning if shareholders had three shares of Eagle Plains they received

one of Athabasca (the company was originally called Yellowjacket when the spin-off occurred). Labach said this practice is a typical business model for Eagle Plains — done to enhance sharehold-

er value and spotlight successes. “The syndicate was invited to ring the bell — likely because of awareness of the syndicate and that they knew our people were going to be in town, because of a mining

and exploration conference being held in Toronto,” Labach said. The three other companies in the syndicate are unrelated to Eagle Plains, Labach said, but have combined forces to maximize resources. Both

Athabasca Nuclear and Skyharbour Resources have significant land

packages along the western margin of the Athabasca basin.


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Slight job growth in Kootenays jobs, with part-time employment increasing by 16,000. This gain was off-set by a decrease of 9,800 full-time jobs. Since August of last year, employment is up by 8,400 in the Vancouver Island and Coast region; down by 1,500 in the Lower Mainland/ Southwest; up 5,200 jobs in the Kootenay region; and up 3,100 in the North Coast and Nechako region. For B.C. youth under 25, the average hourly wage in August was up by 1.4 per cent compared with the year before. Employment among youth (aged 15 to 24 years) decreased in August by 4,200 jobs compared to July, and the youth unemployment rate increased slightly to 13.1 from 12.2 per cent. Employment for men over the age of 25 was up by 1,000 jobs. Women in the same age group gained 9,400 jobs.

The Golden Star Like much of B.C. the Kootenay region has shown some growth in the job market. British Columbia experienced modest growth in employment in August. The province had a net increase of 6,200

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Francesco Marino (left) was back in the grind making passata di pomodoro in his backyard Wednesday. The tomato puree will be spiced with basil, homegrown sweet peppers and this year, freshly ground pork, before being preserved to enjoy over a bed of pasta this winter. Meanwhile, Mario Marino (above) fried up bread dough to anchor a ladle full of freshly made tomato sauce and sauteed sweet peppers Wednesday. The aromatic snack is a recipe passed down from her mother.

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TORONTO – As the new school year gets underway, a BMO Bank of Montreal survey released today suggests that university and college students expect to earn an annual salary of more than $50,000, on average, when they start a job after graduation. By contrast, Statistics Canada reports that graduates are still earning considerably less than that even after two years of work experience. Statistics Canada reports that students with a degree earned $45,000 per annum, on average, after two years on the job. Both men and women polled have expectations that exceed reality, male expectations are higher than females. The BMO survey, conducted by Pollara, found that males expect to start at $52,938, on average, versus $48,096 for females. I n reality, Statistics Canada says the average salary for males after two years is $48,000, and $43,900 for females. “While students may need to adjust their immediate salary expectations, the experience they gain combined with a good education will help them achieve a sound financial future and a rewarding career,” said Steve Murphy,

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal. According to Statistics Canada, the average starting salary for Canadian post-secondary students can vary depending on profession. For example, those who studied visual & performing arts can expect to make the least, with $31,000 as the average salary within a couple years after graduating. Comparatively, those who studied architecture & engineering will make $53,000 within a couple years after graduating. The release listed the average wage for the field of study: Architure, engineering and related technologies – $53,000 Health, parks, recreation and fitness – $53,000 Mathematics, computer and information sciences – $50,000 Business, management and public administration – $48,000 Education – $45,000 Personal, protective and transportation services – $44,000 Agriculture, natural resources and conservation – $43,000 Other – $42,000 Social and behavioural science and law – $40,000 Humanities – $36,000 Visual and performing arts and communications – $31,000


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Five reasons why the Smokies will make the playoffs Smoke Eaters open 2013-14 home schedule tonight against Penticton By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

Going into their opening home game of the BCHL season at the Cominco Arena tonight the Trail Smoke Eaters will have arguably their toughest test of the young season as they face off against the Penticton Vees. How they match up will be a good indication of the Smokies compete level in the BCHL. Early results including a resounding 6-2 win over Cowichan Valley Capitals on Sunday, suggests that the Smoke Eaters are a very different team in 2013-14, one that, I predict, will take the next step into the playoffs. Here are five random reasons why. 1. Goaltending – It can’t be underestimated how important good goaltending is to a team, and the Smokies have acquired two eminently capable backstops in Adam Todd and Dustin Nikkel. Last season the Smokies were four points from a playoff spot in the Interior divsion, and would have made the postseason in either the Island or Mainland divisions despite having the worst goals against of any team in the league, 229, and the second worst goal differential, -58; which means they were scored on 58 more times than they put the puck into the opposing team’s net. That will not happen this season with a solid cast of veteran d-men and two very good goalies, look to see

the goal differential move into positive territory. 2. Trail will identify a top forward line that should produce one or two top 20 scorers. Trail hasn’t had anyone finish in the BCHL top 10 scoring in the past 10 years, and you have to go back to 2010-11 since the Smokies had one, well actually two, in the top 20 in Scott Jacklin, 11th, and Sam Mellor, 16th. Scoring by committee is not a bad thing, and the more support from second, third, and fourth lines is a definite bonus, but few teams win a Cup - RBC, Memorial, Stanley or otherwise - without a highly skilled go-to trio that thrives on pressure and putting the puck in the net. Finding the right chemistry among top forwards like Knowler, Knapp, Davidson, Lamont, Kaupilla, Witala, and Stephens will be essential for success. 3. Few teams win championships without a premier defenceman. Look at Stanley Cup champion Chicago’s Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, L.A.’s Drew Doughty or Boston’s Zdeno Chara. A team needs a top point man who logs tons of minutes, kills penalties, backstops the power play, makes pinpoint passes and outworks everyone inside their own blue line. The Smokies have a very skilled D-man in Braden Pears who skates as smooth as and has the playmaking ability of a Paul Coffey. The Smokies will look to Pears to fulfill that role, while being responsible in his own end. That part can be bruising, unspectacular work, where a successful shift is often measured by the absence of opposition scoring chances or spectacular plays.

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Trail Smoke Eaters trainer and athletic therapist Kim Penner lends a hand with the Smokie jerseys, as the team prepares for its first home game of the season tonight against the Penticton Vees at 7:30 p.m. at the Cominco Arena.

4. An effective shut-down line. As much as a team needs to score goals, it also needs a relentless, hard working line, that harasses and hinders the opposition’s skilled top line into complete futility. The addition of Riley Brandt, Adam Ulfsax, Broden Nielsen, and Linden Horswill will compliment the hard work of a Jake Lucchini, Mitch Foyle, and Adam Wheeldon, and any combination should neutralize the opposition’s big guns. 5. Character and coaching. If anything can be said about last year’s Trail Smoke Eaters is that they bled character: that intangible and often elusive quality that makes good players and teams great, and not so-good ones better. It starts with the coaching staff and filters down. Bill Birks is definitely an old-school coach who would rather outwork an opponent than outdazzle them, and last year’s team was a prime example of a hardworking, character team that never gave up, yet was occassionally overmatched. Birks is joined by his two assistants and studies’ in contrast, a cerebral Barry Zanier, and a youthful new addition in Craig Clair. A good mix of youth, brains, and guts should translate into effective motivators and communicators, and with a quality guy like Wheeldon as captain, and the support of a strong group of veteran players, this team should not lack in character or commitment. Add it all up and a top-four finish in the Interior Division is inevitable if not essential. Trail plays Penticton tonight and Saturday at 7:30 and hosts Merritt at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.


Crowe hosts volleyball tourney Cunningham hits the ice By Times Staff Students may just be starting to feel comfortable back at school but athletes at J.L. Crowe Secondary are jumping right into tournament play this weekend. The 41st annual senior girls volleyball tournament stats this afternoon and features five teams including the host Crowe Hawks. The Hawks will have plenty of support for the tournament's opening game when they take on Mt. Sentinel School in front of the

student body at 2 p.m. The other teams taking part in the twoday tournament are Selkirk Secondary from Kimberley, Golden Secondary School and L.V. Rogers Secondary from Nelson. Games begin at 2 p.m. today with new match ups every hour until the day's final games starting at 7 p.m. Saturday's action begins at 9 a.m. with the playoffs beginning at 2:30 p.m. followed by the championship game.

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hockey product is among a strong corps of players that will be battling it out for one of few openings on the forward lines. Cunningham had 25 goals and 46 points in 75 games with the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins last season., the online version of Sports Illustrated magazine, said Cunningham might be one of the players to watch as the Bruins seek an offensive threat for its third line. The magazine

stated that skilled Swedish forward Carl Soderberg is earmarked for that spot but should he falter, “Craig Cunningham and Jared Knight are both undersized options, but the B’s like their grit and scoring upside.” The team will play its first exhibition game on Monday in Montreal. The Bruins drafted Cunningham in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent the last two seasons in Providence.

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Buono not done tinkering with Lions lineup

THE CANADIAN PRESS SURREY, B.C. - B.C. Lions general man Interior Division ager Wally Buono says GP W L T OL GF GA Pt he’s not finished lookPenticton 2 2 0 0 0 5 3 4 Vernon 2 1 0 1 0 8 4 3 ing for possible rosTrail 2 1 0 0 1 9 6 3 ter revisions following Merritt 2 1 1 0 0 5 3 2 the acquisition of vetSalmon Arm 2 0 1 0 1 5 10 1 eran quarterback Buck West Kelowna 2 0 2 0 0 5 9 0 Island Division Pierce. GP W L T OL GF GA Pt “Are we gonna stop Powell River 2 2 0 0 0 11 2 4 (trying) to improve Nanaimo 2 2 0 0 0 9 6 4 AMERICAN CONFERENCE Victoria 2 1 1 0 0 6 6 2 East ourselves? No,” Buono Cowichan Val 2 1 1 0 0 6 9 2 W L T Pct PF PA said Monday. “We are Alberni Valley 2 0 2 0 0 6 12 0 New England 1 0 0 1 23 21 looking at bringing in Mainland Division Miami 1 0 0 1 23 10 other players.” GP W L T OL GF GA Pt N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1 18 17 Langley 2 2 0 0 0 5 3 4 Buffalo 0 1 0 0 21 23 Traditionally, CFL Coquitlam 2 1 1 0 0 11 9 2 South clubs look at final NFL Surrey 2 1 1 0 0 6 7 2 W L T Pct PF PA cuts at this time of Chilliwack 2 0 1 1 0 2 7 1 Indianapolis 1 0 0 1 21 17 year to mainly build Prince George 2 0 2 0 0 4 7 0 Tennessee 1 0 0 1 16 9 Friday’s games Houston 1 0 0 1 31 28 for future seasons. Nanaimo at Alberni Valley, 7 p.m. Jacksonville 0 1 0 0 2 28 But while rendering Chilliwack at Prince George, 7 p.m. North a blunt assessment of Vernon at Salmon Arm, 7 p.m. W L T Pct PF PA Langley at Surrey, 7 p.m. Cincinnati 0 1 0 0 21 24 his club, Buono indiMerritt at West Kelowna, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 9 16 cated the Lions could Victoria at Powell River, 7:30 p.m. Baltimore 0 1 0 0 27 49 bring in talent for the Penticton at Trail, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland 0 1 0 0 10 23 Saturday’s games West current campaign. Victoria at Powell River, 5 p.m. W L T Pct PF PA “There are going Alberni Valley at Cowichan Valley, 7 p.m. Kansas City 1 0 0 1 28 2 to be players available Chilliwack at Prince George, 7 p.m. Denver 1 0 0 1 49 27 that can help you to Salmon Arm at Vernon, 7 p.m. San Diego 0 1 0 0 28 31 West Kelowna at Merritt, 7:30 p.m. better yourself,” he Oakland 0 1 0 0 17 21 Penticton at Trail, 7:30 p.m. said. “Whether you Sunday’s game NATIONAL CONFERENCE Coquitlam at Surrey, 4 p.m. East better youself in one or two positions, the W L T Pct PF PA 2012-13 Final Standings Philadelphia 1 0 0 1 33 27 whole idea is to better Interior Division Dallas 1 0 0 1 36 31 yourself.” GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA Washington 0 1 0 0 27 33 The Lions acquired y-Penticton 56 35 16 0 5 75 197 137 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 0 31 36 x-W.Kelowna 56 30 13 4 9 73 205 151 South Pierce, who spent x-Merritt 56 31 17 3 5 70 183 148 W L T Pct PF PA his first five CFL seax-Salmon A. 56 26 24 2 4 58 151 172 New Orleans 1 0 0 1 23 17 sons with B.C., from Trail 56 26 28 0 2 54 171 229 Tampa Bay 0 1 0 0 17 18 Winnipeg on Sunday Vernon 56 21 25 1 9 52 139 170 Carolina 0 1 0 0 7 12 Island Division Atlanta 0 1 0 0 17 23 for non-import receiv GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA North er Akeem Foster. y-Victoria 56 33 13 0 10 76 189 162 W L T Pct PF PA Buono and coach Mike x-Nanaimo 56 32 20 0 4 68 182 167 Detroit 1 0 0 1 34 24 Benevides stressed x-Alberni Val 56 29 20 2 5 65 202 192 Chicago 1 0 0 1 24 21 x-Powell R 56 20 25 2 9 51 160 183 Green Bay 0 1 0 0 28 34 that Pierce, whose Cowichan Val 56 13 35 1 7 34 144 213 Minnesota 0 1 0 0 24 34 history with concus Mainland Division West sions led to his release GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA W L T Pct PF PA t-Surrey 56 35 13 3 5 78 195 149 St. Louis 1 0 0 1 27 24 from B.C. in 2010, was x-Chilliwack 56 33 21 1 1 68 182 153 San Francisco 1 0 0 1 34 28 acquired strictly for x-Prince Geo 56 25 22 1 8 59 170 185 Seattle 1 0 0 1 12 7 depth purposes. x-Langley 56 24 26 1 5 54 194 204 Arizona 0 1 0 0 24 27 But Buono hopes Coquitlam 56 24 31 1 0 49 161 210 Last night’s game x – Clinched playoff spot N.Y. Jets at New England, N/A that, through his All Times EDT experience and leaderSunday, Sep. 15 ship, Pierce will help Dallas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. East Division the Lions stop their Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. W L T Pts PF PA Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m. inconsistent play. Toronto 6 4 0 12 290 259 Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. “There should be an Hamilton 5 5 0 10 266 277 St. Louis at Atlanta, 1 p.m. urgency,” said Buono. Montreal 4 6 0 8 245 285 San Diego at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Winnipeg 2 8 0 4 217 308 Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. “There’s eight games West Division Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. left in the season, W L T Pts PF PA Carolina at Buffalo, 1 p.m. and we’ve been on a Saskatchewan 8 2 0 16 325 227 Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Calgary 8 2 0 16 320 246 very rhythmic kind of New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. B.C. 6 4 0 12 265 266 Jacksonville at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. procedure - one good Edmonton 1 9 0 2 234 294 Denver at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. game, one so-so game, Last week’s results San Francisco at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. one good game, one Calgary 22, Edmonton 12 Monday, Sept. 16


Toronto 37, Montreal 30 Winnipeg 25 Saskatchewan 13 Upcoming Games Friday, Sept. 13 Hamilton at Calgary, 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Winnipeg at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Saskatchewan, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 Montreal at B.C., 4:30 p.m.



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so-so game. That’s not the way we envisioned (the season). Whether this is sending a message or not, I guess the message I want to send is: We need help, and Buck can help us.” The Lions, 6-4 following a loss to Hamilton in Guelph, Ont., over the weekend, are in danger of having to play away from B.C. Place Stadium in the playoffs. “Hamilton came here (the previous week), didn’t win, they went home and they had an attitude,” said Buono. “We came back after a Montreal loss with an attitude. You can’t pick and choose when you’re gonna play with an attitude. Right now, our club is picking and choosing when we’re playing with an attitude, and that’s a dangerous thing to do. “All the clubs are tough, all the clubs are competitive, and it’s the attitude that gets you over the hump.” More consistency was expected from a veteran-laden club that finished 13-5 last season and was left seething from an upset loss at home to Calgary in the West Final. Buono said the

Lions’ current plight is a characteristic of a veteran club that realizes the playoffs count that most. “How much does a (regular) season really mean?” Buono asked. “Well, to me, it means a lot, because a home playoff game is an important game to have. Biggest game of the year is something that we should be striving for. You have to be a real pro. “People that pay

for tickets, they expect that, and we’ve been really good at home and we’ve been really, I think, average and less than average on the road.” But it remains to be seen how much Pierce, who turns 32 in November, can really help the cause on the field given his injury history and his struggles this season in Winnipeg, where he was displaced as the starter.

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Trail & District Churches Shock Your Mama

- Go to Church this Sunday Going to Church on Sunday may shock your mother but God will celebrate big time!!! I am saddened by the number of people in our area who once were very active in local churches, as adherents, members, elders, board members, youth leaders etc. but stopped attending for one reason or another. I want to see those people back in church whether it is First Presbyterian or the church they once attended. Getting people to come back to church is what is important rather than the church they attend. Back to Church Sunday is like having a reunion on Sunday morning with old friends and the making of new friendships as well. It is God‘s desire to have all of his children back in church where they can renew their relationship with Jesus Christ. Research has shown that the number one reason for people going back to church is because they have been invited by a friend or relative. So, think of who you can invite to attend church with you this Sunday. Even if you are not currently going to church, ask a friend to go with you this Sunday. If you are the one needing to be invited to church, consider this your invitation. Find a church where the Gospel is preached and the love of Christ is shared, and come back to God’s family where you will experience God’s amazing grace and His remarkable love for you. Rev. Meridyth Robertson First Presbyterian Church


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This Saturday Only @ 7pm Mass at St. Anthony’s Church Sunday, September 15, 2013 One Mass Only @ 10:30am 1st Mass at Holy Trinity Parish 2012 3rd Avenue, Trail

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Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge St Andrew’s United Church 2110 1st Ave. Rossland Worship service at 9am

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Trail United Church 1300 Pine Ave., Worship service at 11am Beaver Valley United Church 1917 Columbia Gardens Road Fruitvale Worship service at 11am Salmo Community Church Salmo, BC Worship service at 9am

8320 Highway 3B Trail, opposite Walmart 250-364-1201 Pastor Rev. Shane McIntyre Affiliated with the PAOC

On September 22nd there will be a joint service at Rossland with Linnea Good Service will be at 10am

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efend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82: 3-4

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Saying goodbye to a church is never easy


he Second Vatican Council restored an ancient understanding of what it means to be a church. Harkening back to the formation of the ancient Hebrews into the people of God, and to the early gatherings of the first Christians, the Council promoted an image of the Church as the pilgrim people of God. While I have always liked this image, it has become more important to me of late because my church is about to close. This is not the first time I have experienced a church closure. Nor is my faith community unique in undergoing the painful process that accompanies closing a church. The closure of a church forces a congregalouise tion to think beyond the four walls of its worship space, and to redefine its Everyday Theology understanding of what it means to be a church. Intellectually, I understand the reasons why my particular church is closing. Theologically, I understand that bricks and mortar do not make a church; people do. Despite this knowledge, my heart rebels against losing a place that nurtured my faith. Part of my family’s history is deeply intertwined with this particular church. Five generations ago, my great-grandparents owned the property and lived on the site where the present day church is located. A portion of their home survives in the long defunct rectory that is attached to the back of the church. Years ago, my mother, my children and I took a trip down memory lane with my grandmother. We wandered through the old rectory and offices as my grandmother reminisced about her life as a child. See CHURCHES, Page 23


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Look into alternate care for grandchildren Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

increasingly depressed. Just how obligated is she to continue babysitting under these circumstances? -- Concerned GreatGrandma in Seattle Dear Seattle: Both Cindy and Mary are in a difficult position. Since Mary is unlikely to make the effort, Cindy could look into available subsidized daycare or even afterschool programs so she doesn’t need to be with the kids for such a long day. Can the inlaws babysit two days a week? What about taking the kids for a couple of hours a day to give Cindy a break? It is up to your daughter whether she wants

wants a closer relationship. Part of the reason they behave this way is to get a rise out of you and control your attention. Try to walk away from those engagements. Talk to your parents about mediating some of these fights. You also could discuss the problem with your school counselor. Remember, sisterhood is for the long haul. You may have to wait until your siblings are older before you can have the relationship you are hoping for, but if you are patient, it will happen. Dear Annie: This is a response to the letter from “Feeling Sorry in Vermont,” who was concerned about the teenage children who cannot read or write in cursive. Here’s an update for her: Cursive writing is no longer being taught in most schools in my state. The teachers in our community who teach writing are upset and angry about this. It

means these children will not have a signature. Major documents that include “print and sign” will soon simply say “print and print.” -- Champs Mom Dear Champs: A lot of people are upset that cursive writing seems to be going the way of

the dinosaur. We find cursive useful. But a lot of skills have gone by the wayside over the years. Remember all those guys who could flip open a car hood and repair the engine? Try doing that now. Handwriting is being replaced by key-

boards, which will soon enough be replaced by dictation software. One’s “signature” is likely to be a thumbprint or a retinal scan. Time marches on. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar.

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to continue caring for the grandchildren, but she should look into possible compromises in case there is a better solution than all or nothing. Dear Annie: I’m only 12, but I love reading your column. Here’s my problem: My younger sisters and I don’t get along. Even when I try to be nice to them, they’re always being mean. We are each two years apart, but I feel weak and pathetic around them. Sometimes they side with each other and bully me. Every kind thing I do for them is unappreciated, and they make me so angry, I fight back. A lot of the time it becomes physical. I don’t want to have a bad relationship with them, but I fear things will never change. -The Hated Older Sister Dear Sister: We think your siblings are too immature to understand the value of having a big sister who

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Dear Annie: My granddaughter, “Mary,” is employed full time, has two daughters, ages 10 and 5, and is pregnant with her third child, even though a divorce has been in the works for at least a year. The problem is that Mary expects her mother, my daughter, “Cindy,” to provide daycare, often for 12 hours a day. Cindy is in her 60s and finds that her stamina is winding down. Not only that, but her loving care has been unappreciated, and she has been treated with disrespect and even contempt. Without affordable daycare, Mary would have to quit her job and go back on welfare. She is putting a real guilt trip and extreme pressure on Cindy, and so are her husband and soon-to-be former inlaws. I feel that my daughter is being taken advantage of, and I think she is becoming




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Many people are feeling bold and experimental today, which is why you might have a dispute with a partner or a close friend. Don’t get your belly in a rash. Easy does it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Arguments with co-workers or anyone, especially related to health issues, might arise today. Meanwhile, high-tech changes at home could be exciting. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Parents must be patient with children today, and romantic lovers must be patient with each other in order to avoid power struggles. Your daily routine definitely will be interrupted. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might see new, innovative ways to earn money today or to be self-employed. However, also keep an eye

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on your money, because you might lose it. Alternatively, you also might find money. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You feel impulsive today, which is why you will spontaneously change your routine. Be careful that this doesn’t create an argument with relatives, siblings and neighbors who might not like sudden change. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Disputes about money and possessions might arise today. Basically, they are power struggles. In fact, something surprising is going on behind the scenes. Keep your eyes open. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Power struggles with family members might take place today, in part because you impulsively want to do something with a group of people. You can’t please everyone all the time, can you?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might be doing a slow boil about something. You’re seething but you can’t speak up. Be careful, because you might do something impulsive with authority figures. (Don’t do anything you will regret later.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Unexpected opportunities to travel or explore new ideas might fall in your lap.

However, this could create a problem with others, or perhaps a friend. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Avoid disputes with authority figures today because they will not resolve anything. Instead, keep your eyes open, because unexpected gifts and goodies might come your way! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Controversial subjects like

politics and religion might trigger arguments today. (You need this like a fish needs a bicycle.) Enjoy being spontaneous with friends. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might see new ways to be self-employed or to use technology at work. (Clever you.) Meanwhile, avoid arguments about shared possessions and inheritances. YOU BORN TODAY You want your life to run in an









organized, smooth manner, which is why you strive to be efficient and productive. (You hate mess!) You are opinionated and observant. You like to be involved in important projects. Privately, you enjoy your creature comforts -good food, sex and luxurious sleep. This year, partnerships and close friendships will be your primary focus. Birthdate of: Melissa Leo, actress; Sam Neill, actor; Kate Millett, author/activist.

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Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

Help Wanted Integra Tire, Woody’s Tire & Auto is looking for an experienced full time TIRE TECHNICIAN If you have experience mounting and balancing tires, are available for full time employment, and work well in a fast paced environment please contact Woody at Phone 250-364-1208 or in person at 1995 Columbia Ave in Trail

PLANT SALE and Open Garden

at Bee Glade Farm! Sunday September 15th: 10am-3pm. 2152 Glade Rd, Glade/Castlegar. Heather @250.399.4439 or

Information The Trail Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council. The Press Council serves as a forum for unsatisfied reader complaints against member newspapers. Complaints must be filed within a 45 day time limit. For information please go to the Press Council website at or telephone (toll free) 1-888-687-2213.

Personals ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543

Lost & Found FOUND: 2 pairs of sunglasses at Gyro Park on Labour Day. Claim at Trail Times.

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.


Help Wanted WE’VE EXPANDED! and require a

Journeyman Autobody Technician and a

Journeyman Painter for our busy body shop.

Drop off resumes to:

Les Schultz

AUTOBODY & GLASS 8045 Old Waneta Rd, Trail 250.364.2639 CAFFE AMERICANO looking for mature cook with experience. Apply within. 250-3642000


accepting applications for; · Mine Mobile Equip. Trainer · Instrument Technicians · Mill Electrician · Metallurgical Technicians · Millwrights · Security Guards · Senior Dam Construction Engineer · Soil Technicians · Buyer

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DRIVERS required

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 JOURNEYMAN WELDER needed. Stainless steel welding an asset. Please send resume with references to: PO Box 398, Trail, BC V1R 4L7. LITTLE SCHOLARS Children’s Village now hiring qualified ECE & Infant Toddler educators. For more information

Assistant 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 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.

Rub a dub dub to the lawyer in the tub!

Happy 60th Birthday

Bruce LeRose!


Who, me?

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.

Career Opportunities

MT. MILLIGAN is currently

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

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Scubin’ & Groovin’ Feelin’ Alive at 55!

Happy Birthday Rick! Love Michelle, Kimberley & all your family & friends

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.







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career opportunity Vice-President, Operations Reference Number 1312

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. 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. Qualified 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

Adopt a Shelter Cat!

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

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. 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 FRUITVALE IDA PHARMACY Full time Pharmacy Assistant required for modern pharmacy. Work area includes dispensary, compounding lab and automated pouch packaging for long term care. Experience and certification is required. Apply in person or in confidence to: or Box 490, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0. Attn: Peter. September 30, 2013 Deadline


Houses For Sale

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Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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

Houses For Sale


Pets & Livestock


Help Wanted

Financial Services


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.

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

Piano Lessons Available Call Beth Lloyd RMT 250-362-9967

**WANTED** NEWSPAPER CARRIERS TRAIL TIMES Excellent Exercise Fun for All Ages Call Today Start Earning Money Tomorrow Circulation Department 250-364-1413 Ext. 206 For more Information


Financial Services ARE YOU a person who always wanted to save money? But it just slides through your fingers like a wet bar of soap. Send me $5.00 and I will tell you how to save money. David Willford, #17 1717 Columbia Ave., Trail, BC V1R 1K4

Houses For Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

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


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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.60/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Garage Sales

E.TRAIL, 1127 2nd Ave. Sat. Sept.14, 9am-1pm. Insulation and household goods. E.TRAIL, 1527 3rd Ave. Sat. Sept.14th, 9am-1pm. Moving sale. Everything must go. Make offers. FRUITVALE, 1686 Casemore Rd. (across from Mazzochi Park) Sat. & Sun. Sept. 14 &15, 9am-1pm. Multi-Family. GLENMERRY, 3042 Laburnum Dr., Sat. Sept.14, 9am6pm. Clothes, movies, baby stuff, furniture. MONTROSE, 130 9th Ave. Sat. Sept.14, 8am-3pm.; Sun. Sept.15, 8am-1pm. MultiFamily. Moving. Furniture, machine and hand yarns, fabrics. MONTROSE, 918 8th St. Sat. Sept.14, 8am-2pm. Sporting goods, tools & more.

HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316

SHAVER’S BENCH, 2155 7th Ave. Sat. Sept.14, 10:00am-3:30pm. Furniture and stuff.

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

1st Trail Real Estate




Host: Rhonda MLS# 2389162

Fri. Sept. 13 • 4:30 - 6:30p;m 3401 Highway Drive Trail $221,000

MLS# 2392568

Thurs. Sept. 12 3-5pm 210 Kootenay Ave, Trail $349,000

icture a beautiful property with shade trees, ample yard and plenty of privacy... add to that a wonderful sun-filled, family home with heritage-like qualities, including open concept floor plan, exquisite oak hardwood floors, large partially updated kitchen and a bathroom on each level. There is a separate, detached very large one car garage with a huge workshop below it.

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Host: Marie-Claude MLS# 2390923

1709 Black Diamond Dr. Rossland $324,900

Saturday, September 14 11:00am - 12:30pm and Sunday, September 15 11:00am - 12:30pm

MLS# 2392729

MLS# 2390566

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


MLS# 2390924


Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

MLS# 2389662

Rossland $379,000

Warfield $244,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

1bed 2bed + suite

s 10 Acre

MLS# 2390913

MLS# 2218895

MLS# 2391999

MLS# 2389421

Rossland $189,900

Trail $99,500

Trail $149,900

Fruitvale $409,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420


Trail $179,900

MLS# 2391973

Trail $189,900

MLS# 2392685

MLS# 2392816

s 1.5 Acre

MLS# 2392333


MLS# 2218516

MLS# 2218514

Trail $179,900

Trail $269,000

Beaver Falls $299,500

Casino $199,900

Trail $99,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484

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Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd. 1148 Bay Ave, Trail




Sat. Sept. 14 • noon - 2pm 1925 Mountain St., Fruitvale $338,000


East Trail $79,900


Glenmerry $198,000 W NE

Annable $149,900







Salmo $215,000

Garage Sales

Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale

Homes for Rent

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

FRUITVALE, older 3bdrm, Laurel Avenue, incl. extra lot. 235k. 250-367-7436 SUNNINGDALE, 5bdrm., 2 1/2 bths., central air, u/g sprinklers, w/d main floor, many updates. Phone 250364-2276

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

Homes Wanted

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

WARFIELD, 685 Forrest Dr. Sat. Sept.14th, 9am-2pm. Many household items.

Heavy Duty Machinery





Beaver Falls $229,000

20ft. Maxium, great ski&fishing $10,000.obo; Dining rm. table & 6chairs +buffet& hutch $700.obo; handcarved rocking chair $300.obo. 250-368-8815 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? Window glass & other household items, Come see & make me a offer Call 250365-5180 or 365-9963

Misc. Wanted




Trail $129,900




Trail $134,500 TIC AS N NT IO FAOCAT L



Sunningdale $199,000



Columbia Heights $167,500 S RE AC 20


East Trail $259,500 ME HO LY I M FA



Fruitvale $229,000 E LU VA OD O G


Glenmerry $239,000



Fruitvale $282,000



Salmo $299,000


Fruitvale $259,900

HOUSE OR CONDO IN ROSSLAND WANTED BEFORE SNOW FLIES! To RENT for Nov 1st Minimum 6 mnth - 1 year lease, 3-4 bedroom. Clean, efficient & warm for winter. Upper Rossland or Red area & wood heat preferred.NS Professional with steady income, excellent references and children. Please call 362-7681 or Mobile at 250-231-2174 Monika

135 9th Avenue Montrose

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

Trail $160,000

Houses For Sale


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

Trail $248,800




Musical Instruments Meister Piano from Rothschild & Co. NY. Beautiful, refinished, high back piano, perfect for family use & lovely piece of furniture. Very well cared for. $600. 250.367.7199


Saturday, September 14 10 AM - 12 PM • Large 4 bedroom family home • 1 acre, great view • Newly renovated main floor • Hardwood throughout • Granite countertops


FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791


250-231-0359 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

Apt/Condo for Rent

W.TRAIL, clean, furnished, 2bdrm. $1000./mo. incl.util. off street parking.1-250-960-9749





Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 CASTLEGAR, 1Bdrm. ground level, f/s, $600./mo.util.incl., avail. immed. 604-512-4178 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. ROSSLAND, 2bd. F/S, W/D. N/S, N/P. Covered carport. 250-362-9473 TRAIL, 1&2-BDRM, 250-3681822 W.Trail. 2-bd. main floor. f/s,w/d,d/w, heat pump $750./mo. plus utilities. Avail. immediately. 250-368-1015

Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, 2+bdrm. house, no bsmt. Pets ok. $795./mo. Near Safeway. 250-368-6076.

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Real Estate

WARFIELD, 458 Whitman Way. Sat. Sept.14th, 8:30am2pm. Moving. Collectables, tools, furniture & much more.

Misc. for Sale

Shavers Bench $229,000


Glenmerry $264,000



Fruitvale $235,000



Real Estate





Merchandise for Sale


Houses For Sale

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.

2007 YARIS 5-door hatchback, First owner, clean and reliable commuter vehicle, highway driven, good condition, no accidents; Priced to sell @ $7,950. For inquiries, please call 250-921-5229.

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.


Montrose $235,000

Fruitvale $299,500

East Trail $189,900

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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

1996 DODGE RAM Laramie 2500 Diesel, auto, loaded, in Grand Forks. 250-493-1807.

250-364-2881 8153 Old Waneta Rd,Trail

Dealer Lic #24802

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

Friday, September 13, 2013 Trail Times




east trail



Garage sales

Open Houses




685 Forrest Drive Warfield




458 Whitman Way Warfield

2 Moving

Collectables, tools, furniture & much more Sat, Sept 14 • 8:30am - 2pm

Many Household Items

Sat, Sept 14 • 9am - 2pm

3042 Laburnum Drive Glenmerry

Clothes, 6 movies, baby stuff, furniture Sat, Sept 14 • 9am - 6pm

2155 7th Avenue Shavers Bench, Trail

5 Furniture & more Sat, Sept 14 • 10am - 3:30pm

1925 Mountain Street Fruitvale

Sat, Sept 14 B noon to 2pm

135 9th Avenue Montrose


Sat, Sept 14 10am to 12noon


918 8th Street Montrose

Sat, Sept 14 • 8am - 2pm

8 Sporting goods, tools & more

Everything must go! Make us offers Sat, Sept 14 • 9am - 1pm

Moving Sale

1527 3rd Avenue East Trail



1127 2nd Avenue East Trail


Insulation & household goods 130 9th Avenue Montrose

Multi-Family, Moving Sale

Sat, Sept 14 • 9am - 1pm


Furniture, machine and hand yarns, fabrics

Sat, Sept 14 • 8am - 3pm Sun, Sept 15 • 8am - 1pm

Garage sales & Open Houses


(Across from Mazzochi Park)

1686 Casemore Road Fruitvale


Multi-Family Sale

Sat, Sept 14 • 9am - 1pm Sun, Sept 15 • 9am - 1pm

Trail Times Friday, September 13, 2013 A23


Churches are ingrained into the communities they serve FROM PAGE 13 “Here,” she said, “was where my sisters and I slept. Over there, that was my brother’s

room.” When she died a number of years later, she was buried from this church. Last year, we cele-

brated my daughter’s wedding in this church. My grandmother would have been delighted; where

she had once sat on the porch with her future husband, and where her life had come full circle, her

granddaughter began her life as a married woman. This is the place where my faith jour-

ney began; like other members of my family, I was baptized here as an infant. Though the intervening years

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took me away to other churches in other places, returning here was a spiritual homecoming. While my family’s connection to the site of the church is unique, we share our affection for this place with many other people. For successive generations, families came here to mark life’s most significant events. As a pilgrim people, we practiced our common beliefs and spirituality as we sat in the pews and mingled in the hall. In the benevolent shadow of the church, we inspired one another to live our faith daily through a myriad of subtle actions. It is difficult to separate our pilgrimage from the building. It is difficult to say goodbye to a place that has meant so much to us. With heavy hearts, we lock the doors. With hopeful hearts, we carry with us to a new place the spirit of hospitality, generosity and charity that has animated us for generations. This spirit is part of the DNA of our community. No building owns it or can restrict it; it lives in us. We are the church. Trail resident Louise McEwan is a freelance religion writer with degrees in English and Theology. She has a background in education and faith formation. Her blog is www.faithcolouredglasses.blogspot. com. Contact her at mcewan.lou@gmail. com .

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OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ Experts

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247 Mill Road, Fruitvale


Beautiful well kept family home with lots of space inside and out! Spectacular views in every direction. Come take a look today!

Call Art (250) 368-8818



1824 Wilmes Lane, Trail


1430 - 5th Avenue, Trail

Very Special Package - New Older $134,900 Home - this 3 bdrm/2 bthrm. home has had a total update - nothing to do but GREAT VALUE HERE - SUPER LOCATION 3 bedroom, east Trail home, flat entrance, enjoy - new wiring-plumbing-windowspaint-roof - tastefully decorated with all ranch style with partial basement. Many upgrades have been done to this home. kinds of charm - super views - call for an appointment to view. Book your showing now.

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

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448 Rossland Avenue, Trail


Great starter, retirement or rental home a stone’s throw from the river. Close to all amenities with incredible waterfront and downtown views.

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

Great opportunity to own in Warfield. Really nice lot and solid house ready for your personal upgrades. Come see!


Renovated Glenmerry home with 3 bdrms and 3 baths. Features bamboo floors, new windows and doors, new heat pump and furnace... and the list goes on. Outside has covered parking and storage shed. Come see for yourself! Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call now for a Free Home Evaluation 840 Forrest Drive, Warfield


Jodi Beamish 250-231-2331

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

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1120 Warren Street, Trail Great rental package! Upstairs suite features laminate flooring, 2 bedrooms, bright and airy feel, and a great view! Downstairs suite is a compact 1 bdrm. Also includes a vacant 120 x 100 lot with off-street parking! Both suites current rent totals $1050.

Sat, September 14th 12-2pm 810 Kipling Street, Warfield


Call Terry 250-231-1101



Sat, September 14th 12-2pm 1648 Columbia Avenue, Trail


Cheaper than rent! 2 Bedroom home is centrally located with easy maintenance yard, off-street parking and long covered porch. Ideal starter or rental property within walking distance to downtown!

3892 Dogwood Drive, Trail

Call us today for a FREE no obligation market evaluation! 3211 Highway Drive, Trail


2250 McBride Street, Trail

3842 Woodland Drive, Trail

Spacious and immaculate family home in Miral Heights. Great location, tastefully decorated with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Call now before it’s gone!

Beautifully decorated in a modern, open, metropolitan design, featuring open floor plan, concrete counter tops in newly renovated kitchen, some cork & tile flooring, huge master bedroom with dream closet, two newly renovated bathrooms, and spacious family room. Call your REALTOR® now!

Lovingly cared for by one family, this 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home offers gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, summer kitchen, and large living and dining rooms. Quick possession possible. Call today!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264



A market evaluation compares the value of a home to the value of similar homes in the same neighbourhood.


2148 Daniel Street, Trail

8327 Highway 3B, Trail

3 bdrm heritage home with stunning river views. Featuring oak and fir hardwood floors, original kitchen cabinets, fireplace, beautiful solid wood doors and windows. Tons of storage including a root cellar for all your canning and dry goods. If you are looking for that special home this is it! Call you REALTOR® today.

1880A Kootenay Avenue, Rossland This is a unique fully furnished turn-ofthe-century home, featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home has been renovated and restored with style and taste adding to its original character.

Stunning package! This home features Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, a great floor plan, and amazing mountain views. The home is well maintained and filled with light. The yard is completely private and features an inground swimming pool!

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264





Tonnie Stewart

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Trail Daily Times, September 13, 2013  

September 13, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times

Trail Daily Times, September 13, 2013  

September 13, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times