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Looming job action by education support staff has been averted with a tentative two-year contract. The BC Public School Employers' Association and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) BC says a 3.5 per cent wage increase has been negotiated over the life of the deal. But the challenge locally will be finding longterm money in School District 20 (SD20), says SD20 board chair Darrel Ganzert. “In the short term, things are looking very positive that we could find that money,” he said Thursday. “Sadly, there's lots of demands for any wee bit of surplus we can generate and unfortunately because the way the government has managed it, we'd be required to give that to CUPE. “Again, they deserve a raise but it ought to be funded by the provincial government, only.” The board will be meeting Monday in a closed meeting to talk about where this money could come from, according to Natalie Verigin, SD20 secretary-treasurer. “The board will be receiving and approving the 2012/2013 audited financial statements (at) Monday night's board meeting,” she said. “It will highlight any unallocated funds we might be able to use to fund Year One of any settlement.” The board is looking for approximately $134,000 for the 2013/2014 school year but ongoing, she added, the anticipated costs will be about $245,000 per year and the board can't use one-time funds nor surplus to fund these wage increases. See DEAL, Page 3


The gym was full of action at Glenmerry Elementary School this week for the annual fall book fair, hosted by the school’s Parents Advisory Committee. The event promotes reading and raises funds to purchase books and educational resources for the school.

Red expansion on track for season opening BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

With the temperature beginning to drop and a hint of damp fall weather in the air it’s hard not to admit that summer is finally ending and the long Kootenay winter approaches. But if you are one of the many in our region who enjoys outdoor Call us for a FREE activities the coming winter also market evaluation means something that can stir a bit Thea Mario of excitement: skiing. Stayanovich Berno This year, with Red Mountain Resort’s expansion onto Grey Mountain, downhill skiers will have MP_adM3_Layout 1 13-05-03almost 6:28 AM Page 1 acres of mountain 250.368.5000 1000 new

to explore and expectapoured for the final “The runs are tions are that the work lift tower bases and it will be complete and is anticipated that the named, the trail everything ready to go actual towers themsigns are going for opening day. selves will be brought up and the “Things are rockup by helicopter in the ing, we’re poised for a next few weeks. towers will be banner year,” said Fran The Grey expangoing up soon.” Richards, vice president sion will add 22 new of marketing for Red ski runs and bring the FRAN RICHARDS Resort said from his total skiable terrain at home near San Diego. “The runs the resort to 2,787 acres, which puts are named, the trail signs are going it on par with world class resorts up, and the towers will be going up such as Breckenridge, Colorado and soon.” Jackson Hole, Wyoming in terms At this point the forms are being of area. built and the concrete is being The increased acreage ranks Red

in the top eight ski hills in Canada and in the top 20 in all North America. Anyone who may have enjoyed the experience of taking the snow cat to the top of Grey last year won’t be disappointed as the $10 cat skiing will be continued this year but will be carrying skiers to another area of the property not serviced by lift. This year the cat will be growling its way up into the White Wolf area across the valley from the Paradise day lodge and familiar to many of the back-country skiers who See NEW, Page 2

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New ticket packages for locals FROM PAGE 1 frequent the parts of the terrain only by hiking. “We have raised our day ticket prices this year, from $66 to $72 but we’re going to be launching a new locals ticket package this year,” said Richards. “It’s the Big Deal three-pack and it’ll be for locals only, three day tickets for $149. But if you look at any of our ticket prices compared to any resort of a similar scale and terrain they are all way higher.” According to Nicole Briggs, events and marketing manager with Red, the locals’ deal won’t be sold online through their website or at the ticket window. “We’ll be selling these on-site at various community events in the area, Rossland, Trail, Castlegar, Nelson,” she said. “We’ll be advertising the events when the tickets will go on sale so people will have to watch their local papers and listen for announcements on the radio to know when they’ll be available and they’ll be on sale until Dec. 24. “We want to make sure that it’s an exclusive local offer. These prices are lower than anything you’ll find in Costco or any of the discount online ticket deals.”

Briggs explained that the limited number three-pack deal will replace the Vertical Value card that the resort has offered in previous years but that it won’t require a calculator to figure out how much you are actually saving on regular ticket prices. Three-packs for youths will sell for $120 and juniors will go for $75. In addition to the expansion Briggs was also excited about the release of a new movie filmed at Red, Jackson Hole, and Alaska last year. “Teton Gravity Research is premiering “Way of Life” tonight in Jackson Hole and then going on tour across North America,” Briggs said “Red will be going on tour with them to promote the resort. We’ll be showing the local premiere in Rossland Nov. 7.” In spite of the growth at Red, Briggs stressed that it doesn’t mean that the resort will be trying to turn into a Whistler or Quebec’s Mont Tremblant. “I’m really excited to ride the new runs and I’m stoked to be on board for the new phase that Red is going through,” Briggs said. “But I’m glad that we’re doing this and trying to maintain the Rossland feel to the resort.”

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In Thursday story “Lead testing clinic expands reach,” (Trail Times Sept. 19) residents of Warfield are also included in the invitation to attend clinics by the Trail Health and Environment Committee.

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Fire at city hall BY TIMES STAFF The Grand Forks RCMP are currently investigating a fire that caused extensive damage to the Grand Forks City Hall, early Thursday morning. “A fire and panic alarm was received at approximately 5:30 am. When the fire department and RCMP arrived the first floor of the building was on fire,” said an RCMP press release. The fire department was able to extinguish the blaze, however, significant damage was caused to the entire first floor. Arson investigators are en-route to the scene, in an effort to determine the cause of the fire, however, at this time it does appear suspicious. Sgt. Darryl Little of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment (KBRD) said in the release that a person of interest has been taken into custody and members of the KBRD General Investigation Section will be speaking to him about the incident. No injuries were reported.


The annual Piazza Day brings a slice of Italian life back to the Gulch. This year’s event is set for Saturday at the Colombo Piazza.

Piazza Day at Colombo Lodge on Saturday BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Music of a mandolino and the aroma of polenta and salsiccia will fill the air at 584 Rossland Avenue Saturday for the fourth annual Colombo Piazza Day. The Sisters of Colombo and the Men’s Lodge invite the community to the piazza between 11 a.m. and 2

p.m. to celebrate Trail’s rich Italian heritage. The event kicks off with classic Italian fare, gelato and pizza by Woodstove Rustic Pizza. Tickets for food items are $1, with each meal costing two or more tickets. Ray Tenisci and Roland Perri will be strumming live on the stage, and plenty of

activities are planned for the children at the arts and crafts table and face painting tent. Tables will be set up, however event organizers ask everyone to bring a lawn chair. The archives room in the Colombo Lodge will be open from noon until 2 p.m. with members on-site to show guests around and answer questions.

The Cristoforo Colombo Lodge was formed by 32 founding members in 1905. Its main purpose at that time was to help members who became ill or physically disabled and to provide a decent burial for deceased members. To date, the society has 600 members in the Men’s Lodge and 425 members in the Sorelle di Colombo.

Deal still has to be ratified by members

FROM PAGE 1 Cherryl MacLeod, CUPE Local 1285 president, will now take this provincial financial agreement to the table and tie up any local ends with the school board before presenting it to SD20’s 230 union members. She had mixed feelings about the deal Thursday when the Trail Times reached her via phone in Vancouver. “We had initially, right from the very start, said that we wanted our agreement to be provincially funded,” she said. “People were expecting two and two, we’ve told our members all along that we weren’t going to accept anything less.”


Ganzert is optimistic that a short-term solution will be reached but is not sitting as comfortably when asked about the long-term picture. “Sadly, in the business we’re in . . . 88, 89 per cent of our budget is in personnel,” he said. “So you can extrapolate as well anybody where it’s going to have to come from largely and that’s the real sad part about it.” CUPE represents school bus drivers, custodians, clericals, maintenance, tech and trades, education assistants, childcare and child and youth care workers and aboriginal education employees. The deal includes a one per cent boost retroactive to

July 1, a 2.0 per cent increase on Feb. 1, 2014 and a final hike of half a per cent next May. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said Thursday that the negotiations were not easy. “There is still a lot of work ahead,” he said in a statement. “School districts will need to develop savings plans to pay for the agreement and 69 different union locals will seek approval from their members before final ratifications. We expect the ratification process will move more quickly in some districts than in others.” Both sides must still ratify


the tentative pact, with voting dates to be announced. The union’s kindergarten to Grade 12 Presidents’ Council agreed on Thursday afternoon to recommend the agreement. Members in 57 of the bargaining units belong to CUPE, and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 963, represents the 12 other locals, which include people who work in trades. The contract for the deal, which expires in June 2014, must be ratified by the end of December. The union will start negotiating again in the spring, Pegler said. Files from Canadian Press

Driver handed 90-day ban On September – Greater Trail – 13 police were alerted to a single vehicle accident on Highway 22 near Genelle.   Police attended and a witness identified a 29 year old male as the driver of a vehicle that was having trouble staying in their own lane and eventually drove into the right hand ditch. Police detained the driver for an impaired investigation and after being brought back to the detachment the driver refused to provide a breath sample. The driver was charged with the criminal offence of refusing to provide a sample, given a 90 day driving prohibition and a promise to appear in court. In the early morning of September 15 police were called to a vehicle alarm going off in the downtown area of Trail. The truck was located with its doors unlocked and its alarm going off. Police identified the home of the registered owner but after several attempts, there was no answer at the door. As police were at the scene the alarm quit and police noted that nothing seemed to be disturbed or missing from the vehicle. On September 16,   around 6:00 pm,   police were called to possible break and enter in progress in the Rossland Ave area of Trail as a male was seen entering a rear window of a home. Police responded immediately and upon arriving it was determined that the male lived at the residence and had locked himself out. The citizen who called in the report was thanked for the call and updated that it was the home owner. Corporal Dave Johnson Trail and Greater District Detachment

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UBCM demands more time in recycling dispute Cities seek improved terms to partner with MMBC By Jeff Nagel Black Press

B.C. civic leaders are demanding an extra 90 days to negotiate acceptable terms for the coming shift of blue box recycling control to industry-run agency Multi Material BC. Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention unanimously backed the resolution Thursday and agreed to strike a working group to help coordinate negotiations on behalf of affected cit-

ies. Many cities fear degraded recycling services depending on how the new system rolls out and argue MMBC won’t pay them enough to cover their costs if they agree to keep running curbside collection as contractors. “We see a significant hit to taxpayers to cover the cost of implementing this program,” said Prince George Coun. Cameron Stolz, disputing MMBC claims the $110-million system will be fully financed by the producers of packaging and paper. “The terms and conditions of the contract are just simply

unacceptable,” New Westminster Coun. Bill Harper said. If cities decline to be paid collectors, MMBC will contract the service out to firms and may let them halt curbside pickup of glass and direct residents to take jars and bottles to a depot instead. “That glass is going to go straight in the garbage,” Harper predicted. “So we’re actually walking backwards in terms of the diversion rate in New Westminster.” Thursday’s vote came as MMBC claimed 85 per cent of B.C. cities with curbside pickup have accepted its

offer to run the service for payment. It said five per cent declined by a Sept. 16 deadline, letting MMBC contract out, while 10 per cent will opt out and keep providing recycling pick up without any MMBC payment. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, chair of Metro Vancouver’s zero waste committee, said the posi-

tive responses MMBC claims may include many cities that have conditionally signalled their intent, but want to negotiate better terms. “In Metro Vancouver there is widespread rejection of the MMBC situation,” he said. “But I believe there’s also a collective will to make it work.” Brodie said he’s been assured prov-

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THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - Manitoba Tories say more than 4,300 people have shown their opposition to the provincial sales tax hike through a website the party set up. Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says the number of people who have used BRIEFS Standupmanitoba. com is proof there is public opposition to the tax increase. The NDP government raised the sales tax to eight per cent from seven per cent on July 1, and dodged a referendum that is required under the balanced budget law. The bill to formalize the tax hike has been held up by Tory stalling tactics, and is expected to come to a vote in December.



Edmonton airport to close THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Edmonton’s City Centre Airport will be permanently closed at the end of November. City council voted Wednesday to follow a recommendation by city administrators. The decision brings to an end the yearslong process of shutting down the runways at the airport. After the airport officially closes, a new neighbourhood will eventually be home to up to 30,000 people, in addition to adding space for businesses and space for expansion at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.


Bumper crop for Prairies THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA - The Canadian Wheat Board says it is a bumper crop on the Prairies this year and there’s no two ways about it. Neil Townsend, the board’s director of market research, says the overall yield from crops across the Prairies is at a level not seen before and he calls it exceptional. Farmers often say that they don’t count the crop until it’s all in the bin. But Townsend says estimates are that there will be record wheat, durum and canola yields.

Canada rejects UN call for human-rights review THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Cuba, Iran, Belarus and Russia used a United Nations body Thursday to criticize Canada’s human-rights record, as the Canadian envoy rejected calls to develop a comprehensive national review to end violence against aboriginal women. Canada was responding Thursday to the UN Human Rights Council, which is conducting its Universal Period Review of Canada’s rights record, on a wide range of issues from poverty, immigration, prostitution and the criminal justice system. Countries have their rights records reviewed every four years by the Genevabased UN forum, but the Harper government has been skeptical in part because it allows countries with dubious rights records to criticize Canada. Canada’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Elissa Golberg, offered a brief rebuttal to Belarus, but did not engage directly with the other countries that criticized Canada. “Canada is proud of its human-rights record, and our peaceful and diverse society,” Golberg told the onehour session. While no society is entirely free of discrimination, she noted, Canada has “a strong legal and policy framework for the pro-

motion and protection of human rights, and an independent court system.” Recommendations from those countries were among the 40 of 162 that Canada chose to reject. That also included a rejection of a series of resolutions calling on Canada to undertake sweeping national reviews of violence against aboriginal women. Golberg said Canada takes the issue seriously and that provincial and local governments are better suited to getting results on those issues. Shawn Atleo, national chief of Canada’s Assembly of First Nations, said there is deep concern among aboriginals over the government’s refusal to conduct a national review of the problem. “There is strong support for this action domestically among provincial and territorial leaders and the Canadian public and strong international support, not to mention a multitude of reports and investigations that urge Canada to act,”Atleo said in a

statement. He said talk is not enough. “It is especially clear that words need to be supported by actions, that commitments and declarations need to be accompanied by concrete and concerted efforts in collaboration with First Nations to ensure all of our citizens, including women and girls, are safe.” The countries that called for a national review included Switzerland, Norway, Slovenia, Slovakia and New Zealand. Other countries with poor rights records, including Iran, Cuba and Belarus, also supported the call for an investigation into the disappearances, murder and sexual abuse of aboriginal women in Canada. In a response to be formally tabled Thursday in Geneva, Canada says it is “strongly committed to taking action with aboriginal and nonaboriginal groups to prevent and stop violence against aboriginal women” through a series of federal and provincial initiatives. “There have been

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Leave me alone, already. I’m doing the best I can.” This is probably a typical Canadian reaction as yet another media person, banker or financial advisor tells us once again that we have too much debt and that this debt is going to ruin our country as a whole and our personal futures in particular. Nowhere are the horrors of debt more vilified than when the debt is held by newly-graduated and frequently unemployed students. Young people should not have to begin their adult lives with tens of thousands of dollars of debt looming over their heads, even more so when their work options do not contain the secure, well-paying jobs they had hoped to get after graduation. How are they going to buy a house, start a family and do the things that keep the country going? Student debt is a problem in the U.S. as well as Canada. U.S. President Barak Obama thought he

had a solution. Universities and colleges should dramatically reduce the tuition fees they charge. Then students would not need to borrow so much to get their education. He forgot, however, that it costs the educational institutions money to provide education. If students pay less, someone else has to make up the difference and it won’t be governments on both sides of the Canada/ U.S. border trying to balance budgets and reduce their own debt. A better solution would be to give incoming students the tools they need to avoid getting into the high debt/low income trap in the first place. First, we have to make a distinction between consumption and investment. If you are going to school to expand your mind, to be fascinated by learning new and exciting things or to enjoy time with friends while postponing getting a job for a few years, then that is consumption. If you are going to school to



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get the skills required to meet your future needs, such as food, shelter, raising a family, and maybe even the occasional vacation, then that is investment. Student debt can be justified – in fact, even encouraged – if it is for investment purposes because it can then be expected to generate the income needed to repay the debt and more. It is debt for consumption purposes that gets us into trouble. Unfortunately, many students and parents are not clear about the purpose behind getting an education. At one time,

getting a degree meant – besides four years of having fun and maybe even learning something – landing a good job upon graduation but that is no longer true. In fact, it has not been true for at least two generations. A degree today has to be understood to be an investment. Students need to do their homework and ask some searching questions well before they register. In what fields am I likely to find work? Who will hire me? Where are my prospective employers located and how much do they pay? Maybe students should even go and talk to some potential employers and see what they look for before enrolling. Better to find out now rather than after graduating deep in debt. Too many students still treat education as a consumer good, picking courses they like or because they are not offered too early in the morning. It is usually only in the final semesters that

students start looking for a return on their ‘investment’ but by then it is often too late. However, according to a study by the Bank of Montreal, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. The study reports that while less than a third (29 per cent) of post-secondary students expect to get a job in their field on graduation, almost half (46 per cent) now have a back-up plan. If no one will give them a job, they will create their own by starting a business. This is good news. Canada will benefit from emergence of young, educated entrepreneurs. Let us hope that they have learned the difference between investment and consumption and are aware of the pitfalls of debt as they get their businesses going. Troy Media BC’s Business columnist Roslyn Kunin is a consulting economist and speaker and can be reached at

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B.C. ignoring facts on smart meters

As a retired Canadian Armed Forces captain with 22 years’ experience in Electronic Warfare, Radio Warfare   and Signals Intelligence, I am very concerned that the Minister of Health and the Minister of Energy - as a minimum - are being, at best, inadvertently misled or, at worst, deliberately deceived, about the known harmful bio-effects humans and all life forms experience when chronically exposed to low-level, non-thermal, pulsed microwave radiation such as is emitted by smart meter-based meshed-networks 24/7/365 in perpetuity. Unlike cell phones, tablets and some other wireless devices, smart meters cannot be turned off. I am very concerned that British Columbia’s own Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, stubbornly refuses to accept the constantly-growing number of studies from truly world-class scientists providing irrefutable evidence that chronic, low-level

non-thermal pulsed radiation is very harmful to humans and all life forms. Inexplicably, he stubbornly prefers to echo and defend Health Canada’s disproven claims that Canadians are protected from all electromagnetic radiation by Safety Code 6 which Health Canada’s own senior scientist has stated publicly is untrue! I am also concerned that Dr. Perry Kendall does not have as his No. 1 priority the safety of British Columbians. Were this the case, based on the ever-growing independent scientific evidence available, he would long ago have implemented a BC radiation Exposure Limit that would protect British Columbians against all forms of electromagnetic radiation. He should be fired! I am also concerned that British Columbia’s own Public Health Act does not even mention electromagnetic radiation, which independent scientists globally claim is the biggest single threat to human health

in this century! Surely, this is part of Dr. Perry Kendall’s responsibility? I am concerned, disappointed and angry that BCUC is allowing Fortis BC to charge customers an ‘Opt Out’ fee for wanting nothing more than to simply protect themselves and their families from chronic low-level, non-thermal pulsed microwave radiation, which non-industry funded scientists around the world now know causes cancer (see the BioInitiative 2012 Report). This is nothing short of extortion! Given that it was BC Hydro who originally introduced smart meters to Mr.. Gordon Campbell’s administration, I am concerned,that the current Chief of Staff is the former Chairman of BC Hydro. How can he possibly remain impartial or objective when he vets or screens any communications intended for you that criticizes in any way wireless smart meters? Jerry Flynn Kelowna

Ads are wasteful Conservative propaganda An editorial from the Toronto Star It’s bad enough that Ottawa’s annoying “Economic Action Plan” ads are thinly disguised Conservative propaganda. As it turns out, they’re not even effective at that. What a colossal waste of taxpayers’ money. Well over $100 million has been flushed away since the federal government began promoting its recession-fighting “action plan” on television, radio, in print and online in the wake of the 2009 budget. But the government’s own polling now shows this effort has left many Canadians tuned out, turned off and suspicious of Ottawa’s motives. A fresh spate of TV and radio ads, touting the action plan, aired at the end of March in conjunction with the last federal budget. The polling firm HarrisDecima was hired by Finance Canada to assess the impact of that push. And, after surveying more than 2,000 people, the pollster reported disappointing results. Only six respondents both-

ered to visit a special website set up to tout the action plan, and none called a toll-free number that was highlighted in the government’s pitch. What’s worse, several people reported outright displeasure, or complained, on seeing the ads. These findings come courtesy of The Canadian Press, which obtained a copy of the federal survey under the Access to Information Act. The less-than-stellar result of this advertising is in line with other polling commissioned to assess the ongoing impact of the Economic Action Plan campaign. It was more effective when it was launched four years ago, with Canadians especially interested in learning more about a home renovation tax credit. Since then, however, the public has gradually grown bored with the government’s repetitive, vacuous and selfserving message. According to Ottawa, the action plan publicity drive is meant to keep Canadians abreast of the important work

their government is doing on jobs and the economy. But there’s isn’t much substance in these ads - just sentimental words and scenic pictures meant to convey a feel-good message that the country is in good shape and in good hands. There’s a politically motivated subtext here is that’s both obvious and unconscionable. Public funds should never be used to promote partisan interests, but that’s precisely what’s going on with the federal government’s action plan advertising. Sadly, ethical concerns have never much troubled the ruling Conservatives. Now that Canadians aren’t buying their message, one might think the Tories would stop. The bang they’re getting for their advertising buck amounts to a pop gun. But that doesn’t matter. Expect the Conservatives to keep spending big on selfpromotion and for just one reason: the dollars they waste aren’t their own - they’re the taxpayers’.

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Ironfisted fighter broke Ali’s jaw THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS - He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali’s jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight. Ken Norton frustrated Ali three times in all, including their final bout at Yankee Stadium where he was sure he had beaten him once again. Norton, who died Wednesday at the age of 70, lost that fight for the heavyweight title. But he was forever linked to Ali for the 39 rounds they fought over three fights, with very little separating one man from the other in the ring. “Kenny was a good, good fighter. He beat a lot of guys,” said Ed Schuyler Jr., who covered many of Norton’s fights. “He gave Ali fits because Ali let him fight coming forward instead of making him back up.” Ken Norton Jr. was a linebacker for 13 years in the NFL, playing for Dallas and San Francisco, and coaches the position for the Seahawks confirmed his father’s death to The Associated Press before handing the phone to his wife, too distraught to talk.


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Surprise for first Granville Island brewer By Lorne Eckersley Creston Valley Advance

When Creston’s Tom Taylor visited Granville Island Brewing recently, he didn’t expect to find a new brew called Vintage 1984. Even more surprising was to see his image on the beer case that holds 12 bottles. Taylor was in Vancouver for a “minireunion” with two of his brothers, including Mitch Taylor, who was one of the original founding partners of Granville Island Brewing, Canada’s first microbrewery. “Mitch asked if there was anything I wanted to do and I said I’d like to visit the brewery to see Vern Lambourne, the brewmaster,” said Taylor. “When we walked into the brewery I saw that old photo of me from 1984 on the cases — I had no idea!” The photo depicts Taylor loading beer cases onto a vintage truck. Taylor had worked at Columbia Brewery for 13 years when he got a call from his brother in 1983. Mitch and partner Bill Harvey were starting a microbrewery and would he come out to Vancouver to work for them? “I knew the brewery business pretty well. I started out on the bottling line and did a lot of jobs. I didn’t actually brew here but I did work in the cellars and I was always watching and asking questions. All they were doing was what I was doing later — following a recipe,” he laughed. Equipment at the new brewery ranged from a used bottle washer to a state-ofthe-art filler, brought in and installed by a company from Milwaukee. “I worked long hours,” he said. “Early in the morning, at about 6 a.m., I start-

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Tom Taylor with a case of Vintage 1984, which features him and the 1936 Ford he used to own on the box. ed brewing, making and not turn it into drive it back to the weeks.” 200-gallon batches. a hot rod, an agree- brewery, where it is “What? When do I The company’s first ment was struck and still stored. Vern was get a day off?” Taylor trained brewmaster, a he paid US$375 for the surprised when I got asked. new university gradu- vintage vehicle. into the driver’s seat “Well, you’ll have to ate from Germany, “Are you out of and put my foot on the talk to your brother,” arrived soon after, your mind? You paid clutch. ‘You still know the brewmaster said. but Taylor continued what for that that old how to do that?’ ” he “I said, ‘I think I brewing, supervising piece of junk?” was his laughed. will. Have a good trip,’ employees and even wife Edna’s reaction. In addition to his ” said Taylor. “But I making deliveries, all It took two years many duties in those quit.” while his brother was and a lot of help from early days at the new Mitch went over to off working on other friends to restore microbrewery, Taylor Tom and Edna’s condo development projects. the truck and he was became a familiar on False Creek and He made those thrilled to drive it sight around Granville asked what was wrong. deliveries in a truck in the 1978 Blossom Island and downtown “ ‘I’m just tired, that continues to have Festival parade. Vancouver, delivering physically and mentala life and story of its In 1979, though, cases of beer to pubs ly —I can only take so own, a 1936 Ford the family moved to and stores. Wood much of this,’ ” Taylor Model B pickup. a property on Crusher signboards mounted replied. Taylor first saw the Road and they needed on the truck box sides “He spent a couple truck in 1975 when to come up with money advertised the brew- of hours trying to he was driving to to drill a new water ery’s name. talk me out of it. Sandpoint, Idaho, to well. Taylor sold the His career in the The next day I had a take flying lessons. Model B to Mitch and microbrewing last- U-Haul truck loaded “It was love at first it became Granville ed only three years, and we drove back to sight,” he said. Island Brewing’s mas- a combination of Creston.” But it took him cot years later. burnout and Edna’s Taylor chuckled as months to muster up “It’s still at the unhappiness with city he looked at his image the courage to stop brewery,” Taylor said. life. on the Granville and talk to the owner “I couldn’t believe it.” One day, the brew- Island Brewing case of of the property where The old treas- master breezed into Vintage 1984. the truck was parked. ure is now owned the shop for an hour “‘You should get Eventually, at the by Lambourne, who or two (“I never knew royalties for that,’ my prompting of his son, asked Tom if he want- where he was most of brothers joked when Larry, Taylor knocked ed to go for a ride in it. the time.”) and then we first saw it at the on the door. Assuring “We drove out to headed for the door, brewery,” he laughed. the owner that he Jericho Beach and he announcing, “I’m “But I told them I’m wanted to restore it, asked if I wanted to going skiing for three not a model!”

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Reinventing in new career can yield post-retirement cash and activity

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Some would call it a fluke, but Marita Brandes says the shoulder injury that forced her off the tennis court and into a yoga studio 13 years ago was “a little bit of intervention from the universe.” Brandes was surprised when she showed up for an introductory class and realized she had signed up for yoga teacher training. But the ocean freight manager decided to stick with it and, 10 years later, after retiring, she started teaching yoga full-time out of her basement studio in Oakville, Ont. As Canadians live longer, many find themselves taking on new careers after retirement. For some, working may be necessary to make ends meet as their retirement savings dwindle. But starting up a new career can also help retirees stave off boredom and stay active. “People are working a little longer at their primary career, and even in retirement they’re saying, ‘I could have 20, 25, even 30 years in retirement,”’ says Christopher Cartwright, president of The Financial Education Institute of Canada. “So they need to think about the financial side of it.” However, reinventing yourself in a new career can be daunting. Cartwright suggests taking an inventory of what you’re good at and figuring out how to apply it in a new way. “The easiest road is to look at your life skills, knowledge and experience and ask yourself where that can be put to good use,” said Cartwright. That’s just what Norbert Breitbach did after retiring from his role as vice-president of human resources at a multinational transportation company. The Montreal resident says the favourite part of his former job was attracting top talent to the company. So when a head-hunting

agency he had worked with approached him and asked if he would like to work parttime as a recruiter, Breitbach agreed. “It’s truly a different profession, but working with the same kind of challenges I had before,” he says. In addition to leveraging his skills, Breitbach often finds himself tapping in to the network he developed during his career. The company he used to work for as an executive is now his biggest client. Scott Plaskett, a certified financial planner and the chief executive of Ironshield Financial Planning, suggests reaching out to your existing network to see what opportunities exist even before you retire. “It’s amazing how many people will suddenly say ‘Hey, I know someone who’s looking for this or that and they just need someone for one day a week.’ And suddenly your calendar starts getting booked up with all these consulting jobs,” says Plaskett. Plaskett also recommends creating a detailed financial plan, so you know exactly how much cash flow you will have and how much extra you may need. If you have enough

cash to cover your basic needs, starting a new career can be a good way to earn some extra “fun money” while doing something you love. When Marie and Don Gage sold their small resort in the Haliburton Highlands four years ago, they had enough savings to put their feet up and relax. Instead, the couple found themselves taking on a new project. “I had always been attracted to the artistic community in our neighbourhood,” says Marie Gage. “I used to entertain myself by going from artist studio to artist studio whenever I had spare time a and I just kept saying, somebody needs to bring all of the artists in the neighbourhood together and sell art online.” So the couple created an online art boutique called, to help local artists earn a living during during the off-season. Retirement can be the perfect opportunity to take chances, do something you’re passionate about or follow an unexpected path, says Alan Kearns, the Toronto-based founder of career coaching site “Often, at this point, people can take

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is inviting submissions on the Budget 2014 Consultation Paper, prepared by the Minister of Finance. The Committee is holding a public hearing in Trail on October 1, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Columbia Room, Best Western Plus, 1001 Rossland Ave. To register, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office. British Columbians can participate by attending a public hearing, answering an on-line survey, making a written submission, or sending the Committee a video or audio file. The consultation process concludes Wednesday, October 16, 2013. For more information, please visit our website at: or contact: Parliamentary Committees Office, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; tel: 250.356.2933, or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337; fax: 250.356.8172; e-mail: Susan Sourial, Committee Clerk



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Trail & District Churches Give, But Give Wisely It is good to give to charity, but we should do our homework before giving our money away. Giving to a poorly-run charity is tantamount to lining the pockets of unscrupulous hucksters. Even well-meaning charities sometimes run afoul of the basic guidelines for a well-run charity. Charity Watch ( rates national charities, and in their view, a well-run charity should have at least 60% of their operating expenses going to charitable programs, and preferably at least 75%. Charity Navigator, another organization which rates charities, recommends that you be proactive in your giving (i.e., avoid knee-jerk reactions), avoid charities which are not transparent, and be careful of charities whose names may sound like reputable charities but are not. Charity Navigator even has a Top Ten list of best practices for savvy donors. By all means, give to charities, but do it in such a way that your money has the most bang for your buck. – Christopher Simon


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Church must find balance, says pope THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is warning that the Catholic Church’s moral edifice might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all. Six months into his papacy, Francis set out his vision for the church and his priorities as pope in a remarkably candid and lengthy interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit magazine. It was published simultaneously Thursday in other Jesuit journals, including America magazine in the U.S. In the 12,000-word article, Francis expands on his ground-breaking comments over the summer about gays and acknowledges some of his own faults. He sheds light on his favourite composers, artists, authors and films (Mozart, Caravaggio, Dostoevsky and Fellini’s “La Strada”) and says he prays even while at the dentist’s office. But his vision of what the church should be stands out, primarily because it contrasts so sharply with many of the priorities of his immediate predecessors John Paul II and Benedict XVI. They were both intellectuals for whom doctrine was paramount, an orientation that guided the selection of generations of bishops and cardinals around the globe. Francis said the dogmatic and the moral teachings of the church were not all equivalent. “The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently,” Francis said. “We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” Rather, he said, the Catholic Church must be like a “field hospital after battle,” healing the wounds of its faithful and going out to find those who have been hurt, excluded or have fallen away. “It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars!” Francis said. “You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.” “The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules,” he lamented. “The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all.”

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City in process of adding more bite to its bylaw fines By Sam Van Schie Nelson Star

City of Nelson is in the process of adding new fines to several municipal bylaws. The change will bring adjudication penalties up to $500 that bylaw officers can issue, similar to a parking ticket, without going through the courts. Currently many bylaws can only be enforced through summary convictions. At a council meeting last week, the first steps were taken


run off leash in parks or beaches ($75), parking a vehicle or gathering socially in the park after hours ($75), consuming liquor in the park ($75), littering ($150), damaging park signs ($500) and removing lawn or plants from a park ($500). Under the property maintenance bylaw, $250 fines are being considered for unsightly properties and the accumulation of rubbish, as well as for allowing the spread of noxious weeds of plants. While the waste manage-

ment/wildlife attractants bylaw could bring fines of $150 for having unsecured garbage, waste left on the curb before 5 a.m. on collection days, or failing to remove fruit from the ground. “Bylaw enforcement is complaint driven. You’d have to be causing a disturbance to your neighbours before we’d ticket you for something,” city manager Kevin Cormack explained, noting that the definitions were kept intentionally broad to encompass a range of unwanted behaviour.

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This year’s ‘hot’ toys include Elmo and tablet for kids THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Will your kids be clamouring for an Elmo that gives hugs, a loom that lets you make rubber bracelets or a kid-size go-cart this holiday? Those and others have made Toys R Us’ annual list of “hot” toys that the company is betting kids will want around holiday time. It’s a crucial calculation because retailers can make up to 40 per cent of annual holiday sales during the holiday season,

so Wayne, N.J.-based Toys R Us needs to make sure it has the right mix of toys at the right prices. Overall holiday spending is expected to be cautious. Retail revenue in November and December is expected to rise 2.4 per cent during the biggest shopping period of the year, Chicagobased research firm ShopperTrak said Tuesday. That compares with a 3 per cent increase in 2012 from 2011.

Meanwhile, Toys R Us, the largest specialty toy retailer in the U.S., has its own challenges. It’s facing tough competition from discount stores and online retailers, and is in the midst of a CEO search since Jerry Storch left in February. But executives at the privately held company say they expect a bustling season. “Christmas always comes and parents want to give their

kids items on their wish list,” said Chief Merchandising Officer Richard Berry. “We’re pretty bullish on what holiday looks like.” Toys R Us’ list of the top 15 toys for the season is split nearly evenly between toys that are available everywhere and toys that are exclusive to Toys R Us. Exclusives help retailers compete since shoppers can’t buy the toys elsewhere for cheaper. Among nonexclusive offerings: Hasbro’s Playskool Big Hugs Elmo, a $59.99 22-inch Muppet doll with flexible arms that plays songs, knows phrases and gives out hugs;

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LeapFrog’s LeapPad Ultra, the educational toy company’s latest $149.99 tablet for kids; and a $119.99 Lego set Legends of Chima The Lion CHI Temple construction set. Exclusives on the list include a $14.99 Shimmer ‘N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom by CraZ-Art, which creates rubber band bracelets; a $399.99 Razor Crazy Cart go-cart for kids a Toys R Us’ own $149.99 tablet for kids called the tabeo e2. All prices in U.S. dollars. For a full list of the 15 top toys and the overall list of 36 products, go to toysrus. com/hottoys.

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We’ve had many visitors to the Nelson Commons Display Suite and Sales Office. Perhaps because the new 3D model makes living in downtown Nelson even easier to imagine.


Though we aren’t permitted to start pre-selling units just yet, visitors have been pre-selecting their preferred units. Come and talk to us at the display suite at 621 Vernon Street. We’re open 12:00 to 5:00, Wednesday to Sunday (or call 250 352-5847 to book an appointment).


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Gardening provided plenty of successes and some failures


hile my s w e e t g r a n d daughter was here for a visit last week, I enlisted her mom and dad's help emptying, cleaning and putting the plant containers away for winter. In years past I might have considered it too early to dismantle the annual plantings, but I was more than ready this season. My containers came along nicely until the heat wave hit . Once temperatures climbed, it was too hot to spend

any time outside. With little attention, it only took a couple weeks for my 2013 container creations to become an abysmal failure. Attempts to rejuvenate by deadheading and pruning offered little help, so I was glad to see them gone along with all the other annuals planted throughout the beds. It was rather refreshing to see the garden beds clean and tidy once again. The new palette will allow me a better view of the hydrangeas as their flowers turn a deep

and failure in my garden. Along with lackluster looking containers, I lost my beautiful 'Red Dragon' Japanese cut-leaf maple. It died in stages through the summer, teasing me into believing it would overcome until I finally had to remove it......another lesson in accepting things and moving on. In the success column - my Cherry Bomb barberries recovered nicely from last season's transplant shock; and all my other shrubs are pretty healthy looking and have grown substantially. I won some and lost some, as it's been each season since my journey into the passionate


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rusty pink, along with the coming autumn colours of foliage on Ornamental grasses, Fothergillas and Japanese maples. This season encompassed both success

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pleasures of gardening began in 1996; when my kids were grown and I finally had time to "stop and smell the flowers". The rewards over the past 17 years have been abundant. Gardening has strengthened my spirit and given me the sense of lending a hand in creation. Working in the earth provided a peaceful sanctuary and heightened my senses to the wonders of nature. My column and garden business provided a connection with so, so many wonderful people in our community. Adding beauty to our landscape with garden designs and plantings

brought me joy. Gardening has been a wondrous journey of discovery. Twenty years ago, anyone who knew me would never have believed it would play such an important role in my life. My hope is that 20 years from now, you'll be able to say the same thing about the new adventures ahead. I'm not quite sure what they are yet, but I've decided I need to take advantage of the time left for discovery. In order to make room for new things, I'm prepared to let others go. I will still operate my garden business and am always happy to answer garden questions via phone or

email but I've decided this season will be my last as a garden columnist. Before I say goodbye, I'd like send loving thanks to my brother, Jay, for the edits. Special thanks to the Trail Times for allowing me this space to share the journey. And, finally, big hugs to the community for all the kind words and support of my column. It has warmed my heart over the last decade. I'll see you in the gardens! Patty Siddall and Betty Drover operate a local garden business. Contact Siddall Drover Garden Services at 250-364-1005

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One of Trail’s covered staircases frames Wednesday night’s full moon. The term Harvest Moon refers to the full moon closest to the fall equinox. Folklore also said the Harvest Moon allowed farmers to continue harvesting their crops late into the evening thanks to the extra light provided by the moon.

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks hit the ice for their home opener tonight at the Beaver Valley Arena at 7:30 p.m. against a surging Grand Forks Border Bruins squad, followed by a Saturday tilt against the Summerland Steam. The Bruins have won all three of their games and currently sit perched on top of the standings by virtue of a 3-0 record. The Nitehawks are also undefeated but have played just one game, a 5-2 victory over Spokane last Friday. “We’ve had a really good week of practice so far and you know what it’s kind of cool that Grand Forks is 3-0, I’m quite excited for them, but I’m hopeful that we can hand them their first loss,” said Nitehawk coach and GM Terry Jones. Grand Forks seems to have acquired a measure of stability this season with returning coach Nick Deschenes and a good core of veteran players on board. “He (Deschenes) is a big reason why they have 10 or 11 guys returning to their team,” said Jones. The Bruins currently have the top two scorers in the KIJHL in veteran forwards Jackson Purvis who has three goals and six assists in three games, while Connor Gross is 2-5-7. “They had a year of losing and now they want to win,” said Jones. “It’s a whole new attitude change and taking off on a

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The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and forward Ryan Edwards will look to end the Grand Forks Border Bruins bold 3-0 start to the season tonight at the Beaver Valley Arena. winning start makes them that much more dangerous.” The Bruins also have a stable backstop in former Nitehawk Dominic Stadnyk who has a 2.00 GAA, and a .945 save percentage in two starts this season. Following the Bruins match, the Nitehawks play a relatively unknown and undefeated Summerland Steam squad. The Steam are led by 20-year-old veterans Olli Dickson and Josh DaCosta, and recently acquired Sam Nigg who collected 51 points for the Kimberley Dynamiters last year. Goaltender Brett Huber, 19, has started both games for the Steam, posting a

minuscule 0.50 GAA and a .984 save percentage in a 6-1 win over Revelstoke and a 4-0 shut out over Osoyoos Coyotes.

“It’s a whole new attitude change and taking off on a winning start makes them that much more dangerous.” terry jones

“We don’t have a lot to do with other divisions, in terms of scouting them and knowing what they got, but it’s a brand new season and we’re feeling ourselves out an so will they be. That’s what this time

of the year is for.” The Nitehawks, meanwhile, have a good mix of veteran and rookie players led by Ryan Edwards and Archie McKinnon, and Jones is confident that the team will compete again for the Murdoch Division title. The Nitehawks will also welcome Fruitvale native Mitch Foyle to the Nitehawks fold once he gets his release from the Trail Smoke Eaters. The Smokies are looking to fill Foyle’s position and replace him with another 17 year old, as required by the BCHL. “He will eventually be joining us,” said Jones. “Right now he still has to remain with the Smoke Eaters as they (the BCHL) have

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a rule where they have to have a minimum of two 16 or 17 year old players. “I guess they have to have that at all times on their roster so he can’t be released until they can find somebody else to replace that part of their roster.” Foyle will be a great offensive addition to a lineup that lacked scoring punch against top-end teams like Nelson in the preseason. “He will be a great addition, and we’re excited about him joining our team.” With the addition of Foyle, the Nitehawks will have carded the maximum 23 players allowed by the KIJHL. See HAWKS, Page 15


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By Times Staff Boston Bruin prospect and Warfield native Craig Cunningham survived the first cut of the team’s NHL training camp Wednesday and was in the line-up when the Bruins played the Detroit Red Wings last night. The Bruins trimmed their roster from 51 to 45, sending Scott Campbell, Jack Downing, Steven Spinell, Ben Youds, Tyler Randell, and goaltender Adam Morrison to their AHL affiliate Providence Bruins for its training camp which begins Monday. Cunningham, a former Beaver Valley Nitehawk, played on the third line on right wing with Greg Campbell at centre and Daniel Paille on left wing. The 23-year-old fourth-round draft pick also played in the 6-3 win over Montreal Tuesday but left the game at 13:07 of the first period after receiving a high stick from Habs centre Gabriel Dumont. Campbell meanwhile saw his first action since breaking his leg on June 5 during the Eastern Conference final against Pittsburgh. Cunningham is the current AHL ironman playing in every regular season game since joining the Bruins affiliate in Providence in 2011. Last season he collected 25 goals and 46 points in 75 games for the P-Bruins. While Carl Soderberg is reported to have the inside track on the third-line slot, Cunningham is a definite option, and likely to see at least some action with the NHL club this season. “I like our depth, because depth for me means that we’re going to have to make some tough decisions there at the end,” Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien said on the B’s website. “There’s going to be guys that are probably be going to Providence that could easily play here - it’s just that you can only keep 23 on your roster.” Goaltender Malcolm Subban, who played well against the Canadiens on Monday, was also slated to play the whole game Thursday. The next set of cuts will take place today, with the next preseason match up going in Detroit against the Wings on Saturday. Scores of the Bruins-Red Wing Thursday game were not available at press time.

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Culley faces off at Pan Am Cup

By Times Staff The Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Team led by Rossland native Thea Culley gets set to face-off in the 2013 Pan American Cup in Mendosa, Argentina on Saturday. The team will play Guyana, Argentina, and Trindad and Tobago in pool play, and look to advance to the semifinal crossover and eventual final on Sept. 28. The Canadian side recently appointed Ian Rutledge as head coach. Rutledge, a former New Zealand national team head coach, is enthusiastic and impressed with the pool of young talent. “We are still a new and young team, attempting to modernize our style of play. Our focus has been about perfecting our offensive and defensive structure and system and move these from the cognitive to the automatic stages.” A tour through Ireland in June confirmed that the women’s national field hockey program is progressing well. The Canadians finished with a record of four wins, one loss and two ties playing against Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. See CANADA, Page 15

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From left: Barb Secco, Paul Huszti, Sandra Fillmore and Farrell McLellan (missing) shot two-best-ball net 108 at the Ladies Host Retirees tournament at Birchbank earlier this month. The Shambles format was low enough to beat out second place team of Lorne Fillmore, Dan Horan, Beth Robinson and Molly Palmason, who tallied a 109. The 90 participants enjoyed 18 holes of golf, good times, and a great lunch in the Birchbank Bistro.

FROM PAGE 14 There’s a priority on increasing the team’s depth and with that, exposing more athletes to the speed and tempo of international competition. The Pan Am Cup will certainly accomplish this goal, with top teams vying for the coveted spot in the 2014 World Cup in The Hague. “The final push to the PAC will

Wild Card Picture AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct WCGB Tampa 83 68 0.55 Texas 82 69 0.543 Cleveland 82 70 0.539 .5 Baltimore 81 70 0.536 1 KC 80 72 0.526 2.5 New York 80 72 0.526 2.5 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct WCGB Pittsburgh 88 65 0.575 Cincinnati 87 66 0.569 Wash 81 71 0.533 5.5 Today’s Games AMERICAN LEAGUE Houston at Cleveland 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa 7:10 p.m. Texas at KC, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Pittsburgh,

be about focusing on individual and system refinements to ensure we are optimally prepared ahead of the tournament” Rutledge said on the Field Hockey Canada website. Culley, a Rossland Secondary School graduate, leads the Canadian team with 93 caps, and currently resides in Vancouver. Canada’s first game is against Guyana on Saturday.

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7:05 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore at Tampa 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Angels, 9:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE San Francisco at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Pitts, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Wash, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Phila, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Mil, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Col, 8:10 p.m. Dodgers at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

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FROM PAGE 14 Usually teams will leave extra cards open for “the trickle down effect” - signing players who get cut from BCHL or other Junior A leagues in order to improve their line up. “It’s probably more than we want to be,” said Jones. “We’d like to be at 22 or 21 right now, but guys have played really well, and we feel we’re pretty deep, and they’re working hard, so we’ll just keep working hard and get better every day and will see what happens with our roster from there.” The Nitehawks play the Border Bruins at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Beaver Valley Arena, and at the same time and place Saturday against Summerland.



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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It took a little longer to get things settled Wednesday night with five games going extra innings. Yet, nothing was decided for the postseason as Los Angeles and Boston failed to clinch playoff spots. A quick look at baseball’s playoff picture: EXTRA EFFORT: Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati all won in extra innings to help their post-season chances. Chris Davis had a two-run single in the 12th for the Orioles to beat Boston, while Tampa Bay eked out a 4-3 win in the 12th inning over Texas. Cincinnati held off Houston 6-5 in 13 innings. STAYING ALIVE: Six outs away from a second straight shutout loss, the New York Yankees gave their diminishing playoff hopes a big boost. Vernon Wells had a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning, Mariano Rivera earned a fourout save and the Yankees rallied from three runs down to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3, snapping a four-game skid. New York trails Texas by 2 1/2 games for the second wild card in the AL CLOSING IN ON THE POSTSEASON: Atlanta and St. Louis moved closer to clinching their divisions and Boston inched toward a playoff spot. The Braves and Cardinals did it by winning while the Red Sox benefited from a loss by the Indians. Atlanta’s magic number for winning its first NL East title since 2005 is down to two games. St. Louis increased its lead over Pittsburgh to two games. Even with its loss to Baltimore, Boston is guaranteed at least a tie for the second wild-card berth after Cleveland’s loss to Kansas City. STAVING OFF ELIMINATION: Arizona kept alive its faint chance of winning the NL West by beating Los Angeles 9-4. The Diamondbacks trail the Dodgers by 9 1/2 games with 11 games to play. The Diamondbacks blew open a close game with the Dodgers scoring five runs in the eighth inning.

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Husband must work to save marriage Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

What should I do? -Need a Word of Truth from Him Dear Need: A man who truly wants to save his marriage would go back with you for counseling, work on the hard issues for as long as it takes and be completely transparent in all his dealings so you can learn to trust him again. Tell him that’s the deal if he wants you to stay. If he is unwilling to take those steps, it means he is not ready to change the mindset and behavior that led to the affair. We hope he will agree to do the necessary work. If not, please see a good lawyer and get counseling

washable changing pads that parents can bring with them and use anywhere (other than a restaurant table, please). Dear Annie: I had to respond to “Venting in Oregon,” the couple that was disgusted and annoyed by the noise from the neighbor’s two toddlers. I had a noisy, screaming young child myself at one time. I spent hours every day dealing with the continuous screaming and chaos. It was a real party to take him to public places, especially when I had to go to the grocery store. I never knew what kind of meltdown would ensue. I only knew that others in the vicinity would make comments about me, my parenting style, my child’s behavior and anything else unkind and negative that they could think to say, always making sure it was loud enough for me to hear.

I was trying so hard, and it truly disturbed me to be criticized openly by strangers who had no idea what my days and nights were like with this child. He was finally diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder and began to

receive appropriate therapies. It turned out he was brilliant once he could focus properly. He is now an absolutely lovely person who is well liked and respected by people who know him. So to “Venting in Oregon,” if you can’t

help your neighbors with their children, at least try to be as patient and gracious as you can manage. No one really knows what goes on in someone else’s home. -- Been There, Done That

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on your own to help prepare you for the next step. Dear Annie: A few of your readers have written saying that restaurant etiquette has flown the coop. Well, here’s my gripe: Nothing bothers me more than watching an adult place a diapered infant on the table. There is nothing separating that diaper from the dishes. Restaurant tables are barely swept of crumbs before another customer sits down. I can only imagine what might leak out of that infant. Ewwwwww. -- M.L. Dear M.L.: There’s worse. We’re sure to hear from readers who have witnessed infants being changed on the table while patrons were eating around them. We know parents appreciate those restroom facilities that are not only clean, but provide changing tables for just this purpose. There are also foldable, portable,

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Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for 19 years, married for nine. I love him and never had any serious issues with our marriage until four months ago. That’s when I discovered that my husband was having an affair. He’s been lying to me about it for nearly three years, telling me his work schedule changed. We sought marriage counseling, but he wouldn’t go back after the first session. He knows I have all of the details of his relationship with this woman. He says he’s trying to work on our marriage, but I am not sure he is sincere. I thought I could trust him, and he ripped my heart out. Annie, I have processed all of the disappointments and believe I can move on. But my husband says he wants to save our marriage. I don’t want to set myself up to be hurt like this again.




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Because you’re in a resourceful frame of mind, you might see a new approach to how to handle shared property or deal with inheritances, debt and insurance matters. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) For many of you, a turning point in a relationship is taking place. You want to get rid of what isn’t working to keep what is working. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) In the bigger picture, you see ways to improve your job and your health. Quite likely, it involves dropping bad habits and getting rid of what you no longer need. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Parents might discover a new approach to raising their kids. They can trust their instincts and forget about how things were

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“always done.” LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Look for ways to make improvements where you live. Start by getting rid of what is no longer relevant or useful. Sell it, recycle it or give it away. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) It might be clear to you now that a job change or a residential move is an improvement. This is something you’ve been considering for some time. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Many of you can see new uses for something you already own. Likewise, you might see a new way of earning money or making money on the side. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Take a realistic look in the mirror today and ask yourself what you can do to create a better image in the world. Remember: Less is more.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) In the bigger picture, you have to dismantle much of what you have created since around 2001. Today you can make a big leap forward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Quite likely, you see ways of working with others and at the same time, being fair to yourself. This can be challenging. But, after all, you count, too.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a time of harvest for you where you see that the seeds you have planted in the past seven years are coming to fruition. Some of you might even see how to start off on a new path. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Look for ways to get further training or education so that you can make the most of your immediate future.

This is possible for you now. YOU BORN TODAY You have an appreciation for subtle details -- appearances, beauty and even diplomacy in speech. Because you like to be abreast of the times, you are aware of fashion trends and new ideas. You also are fascinated by mystery and secrets. This year, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for









something new. Birthdate of: Bill Murray, actor; Cheryl Hines, actress; Stephen King, author. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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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: Honda vehicle key on Violin Lake Road on Sept.15. Please call 250-3686125 to claim.

fax 250.368.8550 email Employment Employment Help Wanted Help Wanted

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

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Chief Water System Operator Permanent Part-Time

PT/FT CASHIER, evenings &weekends. Till experience preferred. Montrose Service: 250-2314176

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

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

Experienced Line Cook

needed at The Greek Oven drop resume at back door between 9 - 11 400 Columbia Ave, Castlegar ask for Peter LINE COOK Part-time to full time Experience necessary. Wage negotiable. Apply in person Thirsty Duck, 4370B Minto Road, Castlegar JOURNEYMAN WELDER needed. Stainless steel welding an asset. Please send resume with references to: PO Box 398, Trail, BC V1R 4L7.

FOUND: prescription glasses beginning of September @ bottom of ‘S Hill’ (between Glenmerry and East Trail) @ the riverbank. Claim @ Trail Times.

Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

A&W Restaurants,Castlegar & Trail are looking to fill Full-Time positions for

Food counter attendants

1985 Columbia Ave, Castlegar 4 Full Time Day & Evening Position $10.25 - $11.00/hr (depending on experience) Up to 40 hours/week

1136 Bay Ave, Trail 2 Full Time Day & Evening Positions $10.25 - $11.00/hr (depending on experience) Up to 40 hours/week We offer a friendly work environment, shared benefits plan and advancement opportunities. At A&W Restaurants, we are committed to building long lasting relationships with our customers and our employees.



is looking for a Part-time merchandiser in the Trail area. The position offers a flexible work schedule, 10-15 hrs of work per week, and an independant work environment. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 40 lbs, enjoy working with people, have reliable transportation and a home computer with internet access. Please submit resumes to: greetingcardmerchandiser **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

Level 2 Insurance Broker Salary Range: $26.48 - $28.66 per hour Are you ambitious, independent, and interested in a career with HG Insurance Agencies Ltd?

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.

If you would like to become part of our team and have the qualifications listed below, we would like to hear from you. -

Responsible for general accounting, year-end procedures, budget, capital planning, financing, investment activities, banking, leases, supervision of staff and reporting to the Director of Finance. The RDKB offers a competitive compensation package. You are a progressive and results oriented individual with a recognized Professional Accounting Designation (CA, CGA or CMA), supplemented with at least five (5) years of progressive financial and local government experience, sound knowledge of public sector accounting principles, policies and reporting. Post-secondary education is considered an asset. For more information on this exciting opportunity, visit our RDKB website at Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence prior to 4:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by mail or e-mail to the following addresses: Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Employment Opportunity – FSM, 202-843 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4S8 E-mail: (Submissions in Word or PDF format only) We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply in person or on line at

HG Insurance provides excellent customer service and a full range of insurance products to meet our clients’ needs. We currently have an opportunity to hire a Level 2 Insurance Broker for our Slocan Park branch, to cover a maternity leave. This position will provide automobile and general insurance products, as well as assist in a variety of agency office duties. We offer excellent wages and benefits, as per our current collective agreement.

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is seeking applications for the position of


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


Help Wanted

Secondary school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Level 2 Insurance License. Exceptional customer service and communication skills. Ability to organize work and meet changing deadlines. Committed to continued learning and education. Computer knowledge and keyboarding skills.

To apply, please submit resumes by October 1, 2013 to: Manager, HG Insurance Agencies Ltd 100-630 17th Street Castlegar BC V1N 4G7 or email:

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CLERK-SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is seeking applications for the position of ClerkSecretary/Receptionist within the Administration Department. This is a fulltime - 20 hour per week position. There is also a requirement to provide some holiday relief. Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The ideal candidate should have training as an Administrative Assistant/Secretary with at least three year’s experience in a similar setting, word processing skills (Word, Excel, etc.) and desktop publishing. Knowledge of Civic Web and Adobe Acrobat are an asset along with communicative skills and a proven ability to work with the public. To view the job description please visit Please apply in writing by 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013: Elaine Kumar Director of Corporate Administration 843 Rossland Avenue Trail, B.C. V1R 4S8 Telephone: (250) 368-9148 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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Try Our new BP Italian Pizza 24/7 Ordering! BP Hot Foods Deli 250-512-9449 online menu:

Indoor Multi-Family Rummage and Bake Sale St.Rita’s Catholic Church Hall 1935 Eastview, Fruitvale Sat., Sept.21st, 9am-3pm. SELLERS: Call 250-367-6191 to rent a table.

Employment Help Wanted

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Pets & Livestock

• 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

Trades, Technical FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email:

Feed & Hay ALFALFA, alfalfa mix (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250-428-9755 HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316

Garden & Lawn Siddall Drover Garden Business

Merchandise for Sale

Light Pruning • Weeding Garden Clean-Up Design • Consultation


DISPERSAL AUCTION: Sat. Sept 28th 10 AM, 150 Desmazes Road, Westbridge. Woodworking power tools, sporting/camping goods, chainsaw, floor jack, meat grinder. ROTHWELL AUCTIONS 250-306-1112


Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


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

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance, repair, installation and modification of planer equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Certified Planerman or Millwright with a Planerman endorsement • Planermill experience a definite asset • Superior Troubleshooting Skills • Excellent Organizational Skills • Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset • Strong safety background • Desire to work in a team environment “Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous improvement philosophy.” We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program! READY TO APPLY! If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at:

or e-mail: Submit your resume by September 22, 2013.


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 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

DIRTBUSTERS Carpet cleaning, area rugs, flood work, furnace & air duct cleaning, 250364-1484, 250-364-0145

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

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PLUMBING REPAIRS, Sewer backups, Video Camera Inspection. 24hr Emergency Service. 250-231-8529

GLENMERRY 1202, 1207, 1211 Primrose St. Saturday, Sept.21st, 8am-12noon GLENMERRY, 3563 Highway Drive. Saturday, Sept.21st, 9-12:00. Re-run - all offers. MONTROSE, 912 7th St. Fri. Sept.20 2-7pm.; Sat. Sept.21, 8am-? Downsizing, everything must go. Rain or shine.

Help Wanted

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MOVING / Junk 250-231-8529

MONTROSE, 946 7th Street. Saturday, Sept.21st, 9am-2pm SHAVERS BENCH 2263 6th Ave. Tons of good stuff. Sat. Sept.21st. 8am - ? WANETA, 8106 Devito Drive (behind Waneta Mall). Sat., Sept.21st, 8am-12noon. W.TRAIL (GULCH) 565 Rossland Ave., Sat. & Sun. Sept.21 & 22, 10am-2pm. Leaving the country sale.


Houses For Sale

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

1148 Bay Ave, Trail


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?




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





Monstrose $559,000

Montrose $89,000 W NE





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

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

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Glenmerry $249,000 W NE


Fruitvale $459,000 OT SP PER U S










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East Trail $125,000


Fruitvale $115,000 PT KE LL WE

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Fruitvale $229,000 W NE

East Trail $129,900 W NE




East Trail $179,500

Warfield $60,000

Glenmerry $297,500

Fruitvale $149,500 W NE



Fruitvale $465,000

Fruitvale $346,500 W NE





Shavers Bench $229,000


Glenmerry $264,000

Help Wanted

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

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



Trail $225,000

WINTER POOL cover. 250367-6229


West Trail





Window glass & other household items, Come see & make me a offer Call 250365-5180 or 365-9963

Route 302 8 papers 12th & 15th Ave Route 303 15 papers 12th Ave, 2nd St, Grandview Route 304 13 papers 12th & 14th Ave Route 307 21 papers 16th & 17th Ave, Smith Cres, Tamara Cres Route 211 27 papers Hazelwood Dr, Oliva Cres, Viola Cres Route 218 10 papers Glen Dr, Hermia Cres Route 219 15 papers Hazelwood Dr


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

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

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014


Houses For Sale

Sat. Sept 21 • 11am - 1pm Sat. Sept 21 • 1:30-3:30pm Sat. Sept 21 • noon - 2pm 2039 Coughlin Rd. Fruitvale 965 Columbia Gardens Rd. Fruitvale 468 Whitman Way, Emerald Ridge $539,000 $547,000 $479,000

Estate Sales

Misc Services Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Millwright / Planerman to join our team at our Planermill Division in Lavington, BC.

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Salmo $179,900

Waneta $625,000

Trail $129,900

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

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Musical Instruments


Homes for Rent

Cars - Domestic

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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


2 Bed House w/unfin bsmnt, large yard, w/driveway, F/S, W/D. $750 + util. 250-2310844

Shared Accommodation

2006 Toyota Corolla CE 104,000 km, 4 snow tires c/w rims, $7,000 250-365-6727

1997 HONDA CRV, leather interior, good condition, $5,000. 250-364-2799

2001 Toyota Sienna van 210,000 km, A/c, power pkg, excellent condition. $3700 OBO 250-442-0122 or 250493-1807

Notice to Creditors In the Estate of ALBERT W. HEARN, Deceased, Late of Salmo, who died July 27, 2013. Take notice that all persons having claims upon the estate of the above named must file with the undersigned Executor by the 15th day of November, 2013 a full statement of their claims and of securities held by them. Brian M. Hearn (Executor) PO Box 22 Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0

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Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale RIVERVALE, 1650 sq ft finished, 50 x 100 ft lot. Fully renovated under permit. Cottage style, tons of storage, 1 bdrm up, 2 bdrms dwn, 2 full baths, laundry room, carport, u/g sprinklers, patio, new roof. Just finishing yard. Includes fr, st, d/w, m/w, w & d. $234,500 250-364-2991 lve msg. SUNNINGDALE, 5bdrm., 2 1/2 bths., central air, u/g sprinklers, w/d main floor, many updates. 250-364-2276

Homes Wanted 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

Houses For Sale

Century21Mountainview Realty 1-250-365-9791

Mobile Homes & Parks Whispering Pines Manufactured Home Park Home Sites available Beautiful riverside community in Genelle. New Homes coming in September & October receive 3 months Free site rent Phone: 250-693-2136

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Apt 900 sq ft. F/S, D/W, laundry on site, grassed fenced yard one parking stall per apt. Clean bright and quiet. Ground level N/S, N/P $725/mth + utilities, 365-5070, leave msg

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 TRAIL, beautiful, fully furnished executive-style 3bdrm. home in quiet Warfield neighbourhood. N/S, No pets, Ref. req. $1,500./mo. plus utilities. 250-231-2834 W.TRAIL, 3BD., 1Bth. upgraded older home w/full basement in cond. Flat, grassed yard, detached garage. F/S,W/D, N/S. Pets opt. Ref.req. $800./mo. plus utilities. Rent to own option. 250-362-7204.


Suites, Lower Castlegar DT, 1 Bdrm, N/P N/S, Newly Reno, $700/mth all included, 250-365-2257 or 250-447-6154


TRAIL, 1&2-BDRM, 1822


Legal Notices


Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


Cars - Domestic


Trucks & Vans 2001 DODGE Sport 4x4 Quad cab, good condition. $9,000. 250-364-2799


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.

Cars - Sports & Imports 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.


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

FREE Market Evaluation Air Miles/Moving Trailer GREG GRITCHIN


Real Estate

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

W.TRAIL, 1bdrm. bach. suite, $485/mo. Ref.req. 250-2310783

1997 Honda Accord, 4 dr sedan, 4 cyl, auto, A/C, power pkg. $3200 OBO 250-4420122 or 250-493-1807

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

The Corporation of

The Village of Fruitvale NOTICE OF 2013 TAX SALE The following properties will be sold for taxes on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village of Fruitvale Office, 1947 Beaver Street, Fruitvale, BC unless the delinquent taxes, with interest, are paid before 4:30 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013. FOLIO



521-00122.000 521-00261.800 521-00261.810 521-00261.820 521-00261.830 521-00261.840 521-00261.850 521-00261.860 521-00261.870 521-00294.005

19 Nelson Avenue 81 Aspen Drive 77 Aspen Drive 73 Aspen Drive 67 Aspen Drive 68 Aspen Drive 72 Aspen Drive 76 Aspen Drive 80 Aspen Drive 114 Pine Avenue

Lot 23, Plan NEP1938, DL 1236, KD Lot A, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot B, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot C, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot D, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot E, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot F, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot G, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot H, Plan NES2138, DL 1236, KD Lot 1, Plan NEP89664, DL 1236, KD

If sold at the Tax Sale, the property may be redeemed by paying all outstanding taxes with interest and penalties and registration charges within one year. An extension time for redemption may be granted subject to the discretion of Village Council. Lila Cresswell Chief Administrative Officer Village of Fruitvale

1st Trail Real Estate



Host: Nathan

MLS# 2391999

Sat. Sept. 21 • starting @ 11am 670 Shakespeare Warfield $138,500

MLS# 2389662

Sat. Sept. 21 11am - 1pm 980 Byron, Warfield $244,000

Awesome family home in a very quiet corner of Warfield. Nicely updated, move-in ready, perfect for the young family! Unfinished basement is just waiting for your touches on it … workshop? family room? you get to decide! The kitchen is large enough for prepping the family meals with the dining area right at hand.

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Host: Patty

MLS# 2392685

Sat. Sept. 21 • 12noon - 2pm 1225 2nd Ave Trail $179,900 mily Great fa home

extra Suite + ’ lot 25’x142

MLS# 2392303

MLS# 2392333

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484


MLS# 2391600


Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Sat. Sept. 21 • 11:30am - 1pm 1709 Black Diamond Rossland $324,900

MLS# 2392816

MLS# 2392568

Trail $349,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

g tin g w LLis in Ne w istc e Nee N w Pri

ting New Lis

MLS# 2390386

MLS# 2390566

Trail $179,900

ce New Pri

MLS# 2393010

MLS# 2393095

Rossland $199,900

Rossland $329,900

Trail $269,000

Rossland $249,000

Montrose $309,000

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

ce New Pri

Beaver Falls $299,500

Host: Marie Claude MLS# 2390923

MLS# 2217833

MLS# 2391883


3 Lots

MLS# 2218775

MLS# 2218515

or Top Flo

MLS# 2392110

Trail $225,000

Trail $109,000

Rossland $327,000

Trail $155,000

Warfield $54,900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484

Friday, September 20, 2013 Trail Times




east trail

Garage sales

Open Houses




Sat, Sept 21 11am to 1pm

2039 Coughlin Rd, Fruitvale

Downsizing, everything must go. Rain or shine Fri, Sept 20 • 2-7pm Sat, Sept 21 • 8am - ?

912 7th St, Montrose

Sat, Sept 21 • 8am - ?

2 Tons of good stuff

2263 6th Ave, Shavers Bench




565 Rossland Ave, West Trail (Gulch) Leaving the country sale


Sat & Sun Sept 21 & 22 10am - 2pm

8106 Devito Dr, Waneta (behind Waneta Plaza)


Sat, Sept 21 8am - 12noon 468 Whitman Way, Emerald Ridge,Warfield


Sat, Sept 21 noon - 2pm



Indoor Multi-Family Rummage and Bake Sale

Sellers: Call 250-367-6191 to rent a table

Sat, Sept 21 • 9am - 3pm


St. Rita’s Catholic Church

1935 Eastview, Fruitvale

Sept 21 • 9am-12noon

4 All Offers!

3563 Hwy Dr, Glenmerry



1202, 1207, 1211 Primrose St, Glenmerry Sat, Sept 21 8am - 12noon



946 7th St, Montrose Sat, Sept 21 9am - 2pm 965 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale


Sat, Sept 21 1:30 to 3:30pm

Garage sales & Open Houses



Trail Times Friday, September 20, 2013 A23



City gets month’s worth of rain in 24 hours By Sally MacDonald Cranbrook Townsman

*2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel-consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 2WD and 14.1L/100 km city and 9.6L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Comparison based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. †Requires 2WD Double or Crew Cab with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. Comparison based on 2013 Light-Duty Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. Class is light-duty full-size pickups. †† The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab received the Highest Possible Overall Vehicle Score for Safety - 5 Stars - from NHTSA. U.S. government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA ’s) New Car Assessment Program ( +Comparison based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. ¥Requires Sierra Crew Cab (2WD) with 6.2L EcoTec3 engine and Max Trailering Package. Late availability. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. Comparison based on 2013 Large Light-Duty Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. ©2013 General Motors of Canada Limited. All rights reserved. GM® GMC® Sierra® We Are Professional Grade ®

Cranbrook had its entire monthly quota for rain in one 24-hour period this week. Between noon on Tuesday, September 17 and noon on Wednesday, September 18, the weather station at  Canadian Rockies International Airport between Cranbrook and Kimberley registered between 25 and 35 millimetres of rain. The average amount of

rain this area receives in September is 27 millimetres. “So you’ve had your full month’s worth of rain,” said David Jones, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. The wet stuff is coming from a weather system that has already passed over the rest of B.C. and is now hanging above us on its way east. “There is a weather system over the southeast corner of the province right now. It moved up very slowly from

the south, southwest and it has been lingering. It’s slowly shifting off towards Alberta and the prairies,” said Jones. The snow line is still at 2,500 metres (8,200 feet) so there may be visible snow at the top of Fisher Peak, which stands at 2,800 metres (9,200 feet) elevation. Across the border in Alberta, there was snow Wednesday on Highway 22, the “Cowboy Trail” from Highway 3 into Okotoks.


Council must lead in bear battle By Carolyn Grant Kimberley Bulletin

The fact that one of the two three-year old grizzly bears who had been roaming Kimberley for over a week was shot has upset a number of people. Coun. Darryl Oakley, himself a wildlife biologist, says that  the bears were feeding almost exclusively on fruit trees. Fruit should be picked by the end of August to avoid these situations, Oakley says, and the city has to lead the way.







“There are lots of fruit trees on city property,” Oakley said. “We just took out four apple trees near where the Townsite stairs are being replaced. There were two black bears hanging around and we received calls from parents concerned with students walking to school.” Oakley says some sort of solution has to be found and given that the City talks so much about not feeding wildlife, council needs to have a conversation on what to do with fruit trees on city property.






Call Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-368-9134, or visit us at 2880 Highway Drive, Trail. [License #30251]


Friday, September 20, 2013 Trail Times

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

269 Railway Lane, Trail

1932 – 2nd Avenue, Trail

409 Rossland Avenue, Trail




4 bdrm / 2 bath - 2200 sq. ft. of living space modern interior - Looking for a good family home? You need to view this property.

4+ bdrm / 3bath on 3 levels of living space - 15 year old home - you need space? You need to see this home.

2 bdrm, 1 bath bungalow is centrally located. 20 x 28 detached shop is an added bonus!

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Ron & Darlene Your

948 Glover Road, Trail


840 Forrest Drive, Fruitvale

83 Walnut Avenue, Fruitvale


Remember when you said: “I should have invested in Trail when...”? This up/ down duplex (2 & 1 bdrm suites) with good tenants waits for you. Solid, close to town and good parking options. Very low vacancy rate. Invest in Trail today!

Ultimate family home with large yard and covered deck. Home has new roof, windows, doors, flooring and bathroom. Call today for your personal viewing!


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

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Local Home Team


We Sell Great Homes! 1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale

1025 Regan Crescent, Trail

5 bdrms & 2.5 baths. This wonderful family home features many recent upgrades. The large back deck is great for entertaining right off the newly updated kitchen. Family friendly neighborhood and just minutes to downtown Fruitvale. Call Jodi 250-231-2331

1734 Noran Street, Trail



3461 Marigold Drive, Trail $199,000

1505 Nickleplate Road, Rossland $350,000 Private setting, southern exposure, well-constructed log home ready for your finishing touches. Recent upgrades from original listing. Come and check it out.

Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

Move into Glenmerry at this affordable price. Close to the school, this 2/3 bedroom home is on a large lot with covered parking. Go ahead and make an offer.


Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath, character Sunningdale! Sit in your flat, fully fenced home Over 2900 sq ft of space with back yard on your large deck and enjoy newer windows, upgraded plumbing and the relaxation! New kitchen, new flooring, electrical panel. There is plenty of parking renovated on both levels, newer roof, accessed through the back alley. Relax carport, and huge family room! and/or entertain outside under the large covered patio. This is a very special home! Don’t wait this is a beauty! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

302 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac 247 Mill Road, Fruitvale


12 Monashee Place, Rossland

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

This graceful and spacious home offers beautiful “heritage” characteristics including hardwood floors, French doors, charming den, and wood burning fireplace. The large, flat lot is accented by gorgeous trees and amazing views. Call your REALTOR® for an appointment to view.

Gorgeous townhome tucked away amongst the trees. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home boasts hardwood floors, lots of light, a spacious kitchen and all located on one level.

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653



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

#4-1008 Olaus Way, Rossland


Beautiful ground floor condo with 3 bdrms and2 baths. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, open concept with gorgeous woodwork, granite counter tops, underground parking, tennis courts, hot tub and much, much more. Great price for this package!

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

8327 Highway 3B, Trail

30 Skands Rd, Christina Lake



Impeccably maintained inside and out. 3/4 acre lot near Kingsley Beach. Open floor plan 3 bdrm with large covered deck. High quality appliances. Heat pump is only 1 1/2 yrs. old. Attached garage plus 24’ x 32’ detached workshop. Call Terry (250) 442-6777

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 Mary M (250) 231-0264


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

Deanne Lockhart ext 41 Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

Terry Mooney

Cell: 250-442-6777

Trail Daily Times, September 20, 2013