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Earth Ranger Meghan Woodworth had the attention of St. Michael’s students on Tuesday morning for her demonstration of animal behaviour. Woodworth brought a Harris’s Hawk, whiptail lizard and a barn owl (shown in photo) to the school for the presentation. The Earth Rangers School Outreach Program is visiting 550 schools across Canada to share its conservation message and educate students about protecting animals and their habitat. The program is visiting nine schools in the Greater Trail area thanks to its partnership with Teck.

Harvest Rescue serves double purpose BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

Harvest Rescue isn’t just about keeping the bears out of the neighbourhood. For a number of years, WildSafeBC (formerly known as Bear Aware) has been in the community ready to pick fruit from trees to deter the forage of bears, but this year a group of volunteers is ready to pick and bring the fresh bounty home for their families to enjoy. “I think most people who are on the list to pick fruit do so because they

don’t have mature trees of their own,” said Sita Lawson, volunteer for Harvest Rescue in Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale. “It’s more about getting involved to make use of the fruit and not letting it go to waste.” Harvest Rescue volunteers are ready to pick fruit at homes where the homeowner is absent, elderly or incapacitated. “Once in a while if the homeowner can’t do it themselves we will go and clean up the area if the fruit is not useful.”

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Recently Lawson volunteered to pick fruit that was small and riddled with worms. “I went over and picked and took the fruit to the bird rescue (BEAKS) in Castlegar so even that didn’t go to waste.” The Rossland Community Garden in Jubilee Park is the site of the annual Community Fruit Press Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., which is an event for people to bring in apples to press into juice. See BEARS, Page 3


The all-party committee on finance and government got an earful from Kootenay residents during the public consultation meeting in Trail Tuesday morning. Every fall, a select standing committee of MLAs host 17 public consultations across B.C. to give citizens an opportunity to present ideas for next year’s provincial budget. Although each community has its own unique concerns, an overall message the MLAs are hearing is the need for a balanced budget, according to Dan Ashton, Penticton’s MLA and committee chair. Ashton might be “I’ve heard loud a familiar name to and clear that local citizens. His people realize family owned the well known retail times are difficult store, Ashton’s and there are Ladies Wear, in constraints.” downtown Trail until the early DAN ASHTON 2000’s. “I’ve heard loud and clear that people realize times are difficult and there are constraints,” said Ashton. “But people want government to ensure those hard earned tax dollars are looked after and that they want a balanced budget.” Ashton conceded that during the public meetings, speakers from municipalities, and various societies, agencies and education institutions are asking the committee to consider increasing allotments to keep up with inflationary times, which was a recurring theme during the Trail meeting. Selkirk College Student’s Union representatives Natalia Swartz and Zachary Crispin were first to speak, and emphasized how funding cuts have impacted the student body as a whole. “Cuts in funding increase student debt and create a system that does not meet the needs of high quality accessible education,” said Swartz. She recommended an increase in funding to the college, a decrease in tuition fees, elimination of student loan interest and further non-repayable student aid programs. Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy members spoke about the key role the program plays in educating adults and families of all ages, and asked for $2.5 million to “support literacy in our province.” Selkirk College representatives submitted a written report to the committee and emphasized the challenge to provide education and training to meet the needs of the workforce in See REPORT, Page 3

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Harvest time at organic vineyard By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

Like a fine wine, a local farmer’s vineyard gets better with age. SOAHC Estate Wines is in its first year of full harvest and owners Jamie Fochuk and Kim McLaughlin were in the fields picking plump white grapes from heavily laden vines at the crack of dawn Friday morning. “Today is called a flower day, “said Fochuk, referring to the philosophy of biodynamic farming. “It’s a perfect day to plant bulbs for next year, harvest anything that is flower, and a really good day to pick wine grapes.” With the help of family and friends, Fochuk and McLaughlin planted a 6.7 acre bench of vines in 2010, growing chardonnay and riesling varietals, with a goal to harvest the mature vines this year. “Last year we had 50 cases,” he said. “This year so far we have four times that already and hoping for 500 to 800 cases.” After full days of

planting, pruning and harvesting, Fochuk transports the grapes to a site in Okanagan Falls where he is growing his hand in oenology, the art of winemaking. He has worked at five wineries across the country in the last two decades, and now has enough grapes to produce white wines under the SOAHC label, which is expected to hit store shelves next year. “Grapes don’t make money,” he said. “We can’t sell grapes to make wine, we would literally starve if I didn’t make the wine.” Fochuk and his wife settled into 150 acres of Columbia Gardens land in 2006, after seven years of studying the weather and astronomy in the region before digging into the soil using the art of biodynamic viticulture (grape growing). Biodynamics refers to the practise of organic farming, astronomy, and a philosophy called anthroposophy, which includes understanding the ecological,



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Developer sticks with plan for former school site By Timothy Schafer Rossland News

The developer of the Cooke Street project won’t renege on his development designs despite an outpouring of neighbourhood concerns against the development last week. Over 40 people turned up in city council chambers last week (Sept. 23) but only eight people spoke to express their thoughts on the 24-unit development slated for the old Cooke Avenue school site. They cited everything from the height of the four structures, to its density (24 units) to an increase in traffic, to the amount of driveways it would contain, all as safety issues that would not make it a good fit for the neighbourhood. But developer Cezary Ksiazek said that every design element in the project had been crafted under the guidelines laid out by the city’s Official Community Plan. The design for the development had already been approved by the city’s planning department, said Ksiazek. “I will not make changes because four people say something, he said. “It’s not like I’m asking for something special, it’s within the rules.” The purpose of the Sept. 23 public hearing was to consider the Ksiazek’s request that the city advance a rezone on two large lots located on the former school site to allow a change in zoning from P1—public institutional to CD 6—mixed residential. Ksiazek was adamant the development conformed to the OCP, including the future projected housing demand for Rossland (page 23, OCP) that is coming as the population swells from 4,623 to 5,055 in 2017. He said the OCP noted having mixed forms of housing like the development proposed was especially applicable to Rossland due to the limited supply of developable land and its topography. On page 36 of the OCP it encouraged cluster development to allow the protection of natural features on a site, to minimize the on-site footprint of the development and to minimize the road lengths. The project also had the support of the Rossland Chamber of Commerce. In a letter from chamber president Paul Gluska, it was noted the “project would create jobs within the community, another economic benefit. “The Cooke Avenue School project would diversify building stock, create jobs, and attract young families to our community by offering an affordable alternative,” said Gluska in the letter. The matter will now come back to council and be dealt with in early November.

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The all-party MLA committee met in Trail to allow public input for the 2013/14 provincial budget. (Left to right) Jackie Tegart Fraser-Nicola; Marvin Hunt, Surrey-Panorama; Scott Hamilton, Delta North; Eric Foster Vernon-Monashee, Dan Ashton Penticton, Mable Elmore Vancouver-Kensington, Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston; Gary Holman, Saanich North and Islands; Lana Popham, Saanich South. Mungall was not part of the committee, only an observer to the presentations.

Committee will submit report in November FROM PAGE 1 B.C. in light of the net zero and cooperative gains budget constraints. Andy Davidoff, president of the Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union was next to the podium and spoke of “sharing instead of constant and unexpected downloading on school boards,” the need to review the current fiscal policy, and closed with “families are first but the government can’t find money in the budget to educate children in B.C.” The importance of sports in the Kootenays was addressed by Brian Fry and Donald Stevens from the BC Alpine Ski Association, although they didn’t ask for an increase of funding, but “to request the same amount that we’ve received in the past.”

policy and the preservation of province farmlands. “How vital and precious is our land,” she said, adding “any jurisdiction that cannot feed itself is at the mercy of whoever can.” The consultations began last month, following the release of the budget consultation by Finance Minister Michael De Jong. The parliamentary committee is required to compile the public presentations in a report to submit to the legislative assembly Nov. 15. “I can assure you there will be a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of everything the committee has heard, “said Ashton. “We’ve heard from a broad cross section of folks today and have much input to consider.”

Bears in feeding mode prior to hibernation FROM PAGE 1 “There is an interesting history about the press which was built by Rossland residents years before Bear Aware starting managing the event over 10 years ago,” said Wieder. “People can book a time to bring apples to press for juice. They can bring it home to do whatever they like with it, quite often it is put into carboys and made into cider.” To book a pressing time,

call Wieder at 231-2751 or email rosslandbearaware@ During this time of year, bears are in a cycle of hyperphagia, meaning they eat and drink up to 20,000 calories in a single day to fatten for hibernation. “When I am working with the kids I tell them it would be like eating 40 hamburgers a day,” said Wieder. “Unpicked fruit, bird feeders, nut trees and small animals all become


always been the number one attractant for bears,” she said. “Right behind garbage is fruit trees so I think it’s important for residents to know about Harvest Rescue. Having someone help pick and sharing fruit all helps to keep the bears out.” Since the inception of Bear Aware the annual destruction of bears across the province has dropped from almost 1,000 a year to approximately 500 animals a year.

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a “cooperative gains” contract. Fassbender and Premier Christy Clark have offered to fund raises for teachers, if they will agree to a long-term settlement. Fassbender said the expired support staff contracts had to be dealt with first, and new negotiations with CUPE will have to begin soon.

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James Evered Prime age 83, passed away on September 26th, 2013 at Duncan BC. Jim was predeceased by his wife Mary in January 2013. He was born on May 18th, 1930 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan to May and James Prime. At the age of one year his family moved to Hamilton ON and then onto Surrey BC when he was six. Jim married Mary Faith Hemming in 1952 in Vancouver. They were happily married for 60 years. In 1963 the family moved to the Kootenays settling in Rossland. After retirement Mary and Jim moved to the Lower Mainland, Ladysmith and finally Duncan. Mary and Jim spent many a happy days sailing on the Arrow Lakes and the Gulf Islands. They enjoyed sailing so much they even did the circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in June and July of 1980. Jim did volunteer work with the Canadian Power Squadron in Castlegar. He was also a long time Ham Radio operator as VE7BDD with time spent with the original Civil Defense. Jim also enjoyed his time as a leader with the Boy Scouts of Canada in Rossland. In his life Jim’s greatest joy was his four children - Kathy, Tom, Vince and Glenda; 17 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in Crofton with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2.

Women campaign for gender-neural ‘O Canada’

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - A group of notable Canadian women is launching a campaign for gender-neutral language in the English lyrics of O Canada. The group said the change would restore Canada’s English national anthem to its original gender-neutral intentions. The group - which includes author Margaret Atwood and former prime minister Kim Campbell - has set up a website to promote the idea. It is calling on Canadians to join the campaign and encourage Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government to change the line “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.” is being launched on the 100th anniversary of the change made to Judge Robert Stanley Weir’s original English lyrics. The coalition says for no documented reason the lyrics were revised in 1913 from “thou dost in us command” to “in all thy sons command” and that it is time to make a change to reflect the inclusive intentions of the original lyrics. Other members of the group include Senator Nancy Ruth, retired senator, author and fashion designer Vivienne Poy and Sally Goddard, mother of Nichola Goddard, the first female Canadian soldier killed in combat.

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OTTAWA - Some of the recommendations from the review of the federal government’s veterans charter, released Tuesday: - Provide additional financial support after age 65 to eligible veterans who are totally and permanently incapacitated; - Increase the earnings loss benefit to 90 per cent of prerelease salary, and provide the same benefit to former part-time Reserve Force members whose injury or illness is related to service; - Base the annual cost of living adjustment to the benefit on actual annual increases in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index; - Increase the maximum disability amount to the maximum judicial cap for non-pecuniary damages awarded by Canadian courts; - Review and reassess the maximum amount to fairly compensate Canadian Forces members and veterans for pain and suffering resulting from an injury or illness in service to Canada; together by the ombudsman will specifically be used to inform the broader review that the minister has called for.” Parent dismissed the suggestion that improving benefits to veterans is a pricey proposition.“The cost of doing nothing now will have a humongous human cost later on,” he said. Improving disability awards to veterans would cost taxpayers about $70 million, said the report. In addition, access to allowances and supplements for permanent impairments is expected to run between $8 million and $10 million annually. Concerns about gaps in compensation payments for veterans are nothing new, and the government has had ample time to correct the situation, said NDP defence critic Jack Harris. It remains unclear just how Tuesday’s report will impact an ongoing lawsuit by former service members who took part in the mission in Afghanistan. The younger veterans argue that the new charter discriminates against them and provides less to them than soldiers who served in the Second World War, Korea and on peacekeeping operations.


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eptember brought three interesting international elections - in Australia, Norway, and Germany. While the incumbents were defeated in the first two, Angela Merkel romped home for a third term in Germany. On September 7, Tony Abbot’s Liberal/National (politically conservative) coalition ousted an Australian Labour government that had been in power for six years. For the defeated Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, it was perhaps the final humiliation in a career that once seemed so promising. When he first took office in 2007, many observers saw Rudd as a new giant on the Australian landscape. Indeed, there were those who considered him an example of the kind of 21st century leader who would surely come to dominate the international stage - a multi-lingual intellectual with an informed global perspective and impeccably centre-left political views. (Here in Canada, some pundits felt the same way about Michael Ignatieff for a while.) But the Rudd reality was

very different, so much so that his own party turfed him from office in 2010, only to bring him back in 2013 when his successor, Julia Gillard, seemed headed for electoral disaster. But it was to no avail. A private opposition document characterised Rudd’s fundamental problem as “grandiose narcissism.” Put simply, he believed himself to be the smartest person on the planet and behaved accordingly. For those in love with the idea of intellectuals in politics, it’s a sobering lesson - or at least it ought to be. Norway’s September 9 election turned out much as I had earlier suggested it would. Conservative Erna Solberg evicted Labour’s Jens Stoltenberg from the prime minister’s office. Given Norway’s prosperity and long-term social democratic pedigree, it was an interesting development. However, no such unhappy fate awaited Germany’s Angela Merkel. On September 22, she even managed to increase her popular support by almost eight percentage points, giving her Christian


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Democratic Union/ Christian Social Union its best performance since 1994. Notwithstanding her doctorate in quantum chemistry, Merkel likes to associate herself with the values of the “thrifty Swabian housewife.” For her, grandiosity is something to be kept under wraps. In an age infatuated with flash, this contrasting Merkel style has its own very real strengths. So what, if any, conclusions can be drawn from this? Noting the centre-right political orientation of the three winners, there may be a temptation to detect an international move in that direction. But such a proposition is a bridge too far. Governments often

defeat themselves, either by messing up badly or simply wearing out their welcome. And both of those factors were at work in Australia and Norway. That said, the results remind us of some enduring truths. As Merkel’s big win underlines, perceived economic competence is a major trump card in turbulent times. Charisma is fine and dandy, but a demonstrably safe pair of hands assumes great importance when wolves are on the prowl. Then there’s the old adage that all politics are ultimately local. Put another way, everyone likes the idea of their country being held in high global regard, but when the chips are down perceived national interest will take precedence. For instance, Merkel has come under substantial international criticism for allegedly not thinking big enough on the subject of Europe. She should, so the story goes, be more expansive in backstopping the flailing economies of the European periphery and more accommodating in terms of

stimulus, even at the risk of higher inflation. But Germans don’t want that. And while the details may be different, Australia showed a similar characteristic. International opinion tended to strongly favour Labour, in part because of Abbot’s expressed intention to abolish the carbon tax. As someone put it, Australia would be left without a climate change policy! But although it renders the likes of David Suzuki apoplectic, that’s precisely what’s going to happen. Abbot won and he intends to follow through on the abolition of the tax. Finally, there’s the fragility of conventional wisdom. Just as Stephen Harper was once considered unelectable in Canada, so too was Abbot in Australia. Now, like Harper, he’s prime minister. Here’s the thing about conventional wisdom. Often, the only accurate part of the designation is the “conventional” bit. Troy Media columnist Pat Murphy worked in the Canadian financial services industry for over 30 years. Originally from Ireland, he has a degree in history and economics.

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Tories show little interest in environmental protection


n 2009 the Conservative (NPA), Bill C-45 erases any government’s omni- connection between navigabus budget bill gut- tion and the environment.  ted the Environmental As Ecojustice stated in its Assessment Act to reduce the thorough review, “the law will number and types of develop- no longer protect navigable ment projects whose approv- waters – it will only protect als would be subject to an navigation.” environmental assessment.  Under the new Act, proponConservative budget bills C-38 ents of industrial and infraand C-45 were a continuation structure projects may have of the dismantling of Canada’s unfettered access to disrupt long established environ- and impact waterways with litmental laws.  tle regard for The stealth environmental and ruthor navigation lessness by rights. which the By dismantConservative ling the NWPA, government the federal is abandoning government its responsibilhas abandoned ities on the jurisdiction MP ALEX environment over most sends a very water bodies. clear message Just 97 lakes the health and and 62 rivers safety of land, now retain Keeping House water, and air some protecor of Canadian citizens are not tion.  a priority.  Interestingly, of the 97 As far as this government lakes retaining some prois concerned, no pesky rules tection, 87 per cent are in are going to get in the way Conservative held ridings. of enabling big business to In the BC Southern Interior, exploit the common wealth the Okanagan, Slocan, Kettle of our non-renewable mineral and Grandby rivers are no and hydrocarbon resources. longer protected and neither Even more worrying is are lakes such as Osoyoos, the increasing level of power Christina, or Nancy Greene. the Conservatives have steadAccording to Amnesty ily been transferring to the International, the governMinister to make final deci- ment’s changes to the Canadian sions on projects such as Environmental Assessment pipelines irrespective of any Act, the Fisheries Act, the environmental assessment.    Navigable Waters Protection Enacted in 1882, the Act and Safe Drinking Water Navigable Waters Protection for First Nations Act have Act (NWPA) was designed to profound implications for the protect the rights of Canadians rights of indigenous peoples to navigate waterways with- as set out in treaties, affirmed out interference from bridg- in the constitution, and proes, dams, pipelines, logging tected by international human operations, and other develop- rights standards. ments.  The Conservative governBy replacing the NWPA with ment’s abandonment of fedthe Navigation Protection Act eral jurisdiction over most


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water bodies also means that: • Important water bodies that provide safe drinking water, support fish resources, enable navigation for subsistence or recreation purposes, or have heritage values have little protection from development • Canada is now at risk as we may be unable to fulfill our international obligations under the Boundary Waters Treaty • Opportunities for public participation in decisions about water bodies are severely diminished and will in most cases, be at the discretion of the Minister A ‘secret’, May 2011 Environment Canada presentation on contamination of the Athabasca River released through access to information legislation, revealed significant harm being done to the ecosystem from tar sands operations.  Highlighted were threats to wildlife and downstream communities from high levels of hydrocarbons and heavy metals, decreasing water levels and river flow, harm to fish, and alarmingly high levels of greenhouse gas emissions which the report estimated will rise 900 per cent by 2020 from 1990 levels.  Despite being made aware of the level of ecosystem destruction by this report the Conservative government still promotes the tar sands industry as a responsible and sustainable resource development. I shudder to think what they will say and do now that the laws which provided at least some protection over waterways for the common interest have effectively been neutered. Alex Atamanenko is the MP for B.C. Southern Interior

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Patnerships help CBAL deliver literacy programs T R A I L â&#x20AC;&#x201C; T h e Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is respected locally and beyond for our leadership in community-based literacy programs, but this success could not have been possible without the partnerships that exist across the region. Partnerships are essential to the work we do and the most effective have been a result of a few key ingredients. First, an issue or challenge drives communities to seek solutions and participation from traditional and non-traditional partners. Second, a working relationship based on mutual respect, collaboration and open communication must be established among partners. Third, the acknowledgement of a shared goal and the steps to achieve that goal must be identified.

These ingredients become the beliefs and values of the partnership and create a forward path to change. Across the region, partnerships are working to support literacy initiatives. Regionally, CBAL partners with Selkirk College, College of the Rockies, Okanagan College and College of New Caledonia to support adult literacy initiatives. As a result, more adults are able to participate in learning opportunities in non-traditional settings. These programs support the development of parenting, life, workplace and academic skills. Locally, CBAL programs are partnering daily to deliver programs. Not only does CBAL partner with colleges, but we partner with school districts, libraries and other community organizations. Visit

The volunteers behind the scenes at the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. to see what is happening in your community. One of the greatest partnerships that have developed from the communities is the community literacy planning com-

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community. These committees demonstrate that working together is essential in achieving what we cannot do alone. You can make a difference in your

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Skatepark opening delayed by wet weather THE NELSON STAR The already muchdelayed Nelson outdoor skatepark is facing one final delay. But this time it can’t be blamed on any political dithering: it’s purely Mother Nature’s fault. While the facility in Art Gibbon Park in Rosemont was expected to hold its ribbon cutting on October 12, due to recent heavy rain, the ground is too saturated with water for crews to complete the project by then. “Pilling a few hundred people in there would give us a great Woodstock kind of vibe though,” skatepark society spokesman Chad Hansen joked. Opening day has BRIAN STEFANI PHOTO

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Trail Winter Swim Club member Ian Markus has been recruited by Swim BC to attend its regional training camp in Penticton this weekend. The camp is reserved for the regions elite swimmers. Submitted The Trail Winter Swim Club’s Ian Markus is on Swim BC’s elite radar. Markus was recently selected by Swim BC to attend the Thompson-OkanaganKootenay Regional Training Camp this weekend in Penticton. The 11-year-old’s great results this summer where he placed second in both the 100- and 200-metre free at the AAA Long Course Provincial Meet in Vancouver, his 200 Individual-Medley standing, and his overall point total for the season has marked the talented swimmer for further development by Swim BC. The Provincial Team Program, one of Swim BC’s proudest accomplishments over the past decade, will continue to serve swimmers aged 13-17,

bringing swimmers from across the province together for both training and competition. Swim BC visits the various regions of the province to develop the next tier of swimmers - among the best in their respective regions. The Regional Training Camps (RTCs) meanwhile seek to build on and enhance the already highly successful Provincial Team Program. The RTCs take the same philosophy developed and delivered for these 13-to17-year-old swimmers and brings it to a much broader base of swimmers aged 10-13 years. This will take the form of training camps in each region (Northwest, Northeast, Vancouver Island, ThompsonOkanagan-Kootenay, and Lower Mainland) over the course of the season. By going out to the regions, Swim BC can effectively work with a much greater number of athletes. With 30-35 swimmers at each Regional camp, Swim BC is looking to reach over 200 10-to12-year-old swimmers. Swim BC is seeking to align the RTC program with the goals and direction of the Provincial Team Program to deliver exceptional athletes to Canada’s National teams of the future. For more information on joining the Trail Winter Swim Club please email: programdirectortwsc@

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Red Mountain Racers Marcus Hamm, Hanna Schulze, Amelia Hoffman, Madeleine Kinghorn, and Reuben Demmler whoop it up on Red and are glad the ski season is off to a fresh start with the Ski Swap Oct. 26. By Times Staff A dusting of snow on area mountain tops is a gentle reminder that ski season is just around the corner, so it is time to start thinking about hitting the slopes and signing young skiers up with the Red Mountain Racers or Nancy Green Ski League. The Red Mountain Racers (RMR) will kick off another season with their annual ski swap on Oct. 26 at Willi Krause Field House in Trail. Gear check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes to 11:30 a.m. with experienced volunteers on hand to help price your gear. There is a charge of $1 per checked item. Experienced volunteers will help new skiers and old select the best gear for their ability and dollar, and, as an added bonus, representatives from Red Resort will be present to take photos for season passes to early bird season pass holders. RMR executive members will also be at the Swap to take Nancy Greene Ski League registrations for the upcoming year. Check the Red Mountain Racers website ( for updated registration packages, and don’t forget that early-bird registration ends Nov. 19. The Nancy Greene Ski League is open to young skiers from five to 12 years old who are able to ride Red Chair and is the “FUNdamental” stage of ski racing.

“We really want to promote a love of skiing as a lifelong sport, through introducing kids to ski racing in a fun, encouraging environment,” said Phil Patterson, head coach of Red Mountain Racers. “Attending races is optional. We focus on enjoying the snow with friends whether free-skiing or in the gates.” Every Saturday for 10 weeks, skiers will be introduced to basic skiing technique and skills to ski in as many different snow conditions and terrains as possible. The program also promotes basic ski safety, knowledge, teamwork, self-confidence and most of all, how to have fun on skis. Each year skiers can participate within their club in team and individual competitions. Included in the price are optional races that take place at Red and other local hills throughout the area with other Nancy Greene teams. The focus while competing is on the opportunity to test the skills learned in the program, with an emphasis on team results and camaraderie. While the program does have an element of gate training and competition, fostering a love of the sport is the primary goal. For information on the Nancy Greene Ski League, please contact ngsl.redmountainracers@gmail. com.

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end. Nakusp native The Trail Smoke Greyson Reitmeier, Eaters continue to 17, was signed by the wheel and deal, as the Smokies from the club sent recent acqui- Fernie Ghostriders of sition Brodyn Nielsen, the KIJHL two weeks 19, to the Whitecourt ago, after Mitch Foyle Wolverines of decided to the Alberta leave the Junior Hockey team in League, in favour of the exchange for Beaver Valley 1 8 - y e a r- o l d Nitehawks. defenceman Nielsen, Sean Davies. f r o m Davies, Vancouver, a native of put up two D r u m h e l l e r, assists in Alberta, posted nine games sean one goal and with the davies two points in S m o k e five appearEaters this ances with Whitecourt season after being this season. In 104 acquired in a midcareer AJHL regular- summer deal from the season and playoff Chilliwack Chiefs. games with Whitecourt Davies is expected and the Olds Grizzlys, to make his Smoke the six-foot-one-inch Eaters debut Friday Davies has recorded a when Trail hosts total of seven goals, 18 the Alberni Valley points and 45 penalty Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. minutes. at the Cominco Arena. Davies will be the On Saturday, Merritt fourth new face to don comes to town for its the Orange and Black fourth meeting with in the past two weeks Trail this season. with Bryan Basilico For ticket informafrom the USHL’s Green tion, call 368-5000. Bay Gamblers and For more info, please Thunder Bay native contact the Smoke Dylan Mascarin join- Eaters office at 364ing the team last week- 9994. By Times Contributor

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Castlegar golfer Al Cummings (left) and coach Ben Postmus of Fruitvale are off to the Canadian Special Olympic Golf Championship, which tees off on Thursday at the UBC Golf Course in Vancouver. Cummings is one of 10 BC golfers and 40 from across the country to compete in the threeround, 54-hole event. Cummings was also selected for Team BC at the 2014 Canadian Special Olympic Summer Games in Vancouver next June.


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WILD CARD Today: AL: Tampa Bay (Cobb 11-3) at Cleveland (Salazar 2-3), 8:07 p.m. DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Boston vs. Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner Friday: Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Boston, 3:07 p.m. (TBS) Saturday: Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Boston, 5:37 p.m. (TBS) Monday: Boston at ClevelandTampa Bay winner x-Tuesday: Boston at Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner x-Oct. 10: Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Boston Oakland vs. Detroit

Friday: Detroit at Oakland, 9:37 p.m. (TBS) Saturday: Detroit at Oakland, 9:07 p.m. (TBS) Monday: Oakland at Detroit x-Tuesday: Oakland at Detroit x-Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland National League St. Louis vs. CincinnatiPittsburgh winner Thursday: CincinnatiPittsburgh winner at St. Louis, 5:07 p.m. (TBS) Friday: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at St. Louis, 1:07 p.m. Sunday: St. Louis at Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner x-Monday: St. Louis at Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner x-Oct. 9: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at St. Louis Atlanta vs. Los Angeles Thursday: Los Angeles at Atlanta, 8:37 p.m. (TBS) Friday: Los Angeles at

Atlanta, 6:07 p.m. (TBS) Sunday: Atlanta at Los Angeles x-Monday: Atlanta at Los Angeles x-Oct. 9: Los Angeles at Atlanta


Today’s Games Toronto at Phila, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Detroit, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Pitts, 7 p.m. Calgary at Washington, 7 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. L. A. at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Florida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10 p.m.

THE CANADIAN PRESS With NHL play underway, stories unfold, events evolve, and pundits postulate, but after ample consideration here are the top 10 potential news stories for the upcoming season and beyond. Winter Olympics Speculation on who should make 2014 Olympic squads, especially Canada’s, will be rampant through the first half of the season. Players from the 12 countries that qualified for the Games in Sochi, Russia, will certainly have it in mind as they approach the Feb. 9-25 Olympic break. Outdoor inflation There used to be one outdoor game per season. This year there will be six. It may be overexposure, but the Jan. 1 to March 2 period will see Leafs vs. Red Wings, Ducks vs. Kings, Rangers vs. Devils, Rangers vs. Islanders, Penguinss vs. Blackhawks and Senators vs. Canucks. All in baseball or football venues. Realignment Instead of six divisions, there will be four - the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific. The top three in each division plus two wild cards in each conference make the playoffs. There are 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the West, which has sparked complaints that it will be tougher to qualify in the East. New rivalries The Leafs, Sens and Habs will now have Detroit in their division, while the Oilers, Flames and Canucks are in with the U.S. West Coast clubs. Jets are in the Central. No more DetroitChicago divisional derbies, but at least all teams will play each other, whereas in recent years some teams didn’t meet at all. Smaller pads Goalies will cover a little less space this season as pads have been chopped in length by an inch or two. Whether the change will result in more goals is debatable. Shallower nets mean there will also be a little extra room for playmaking. Roy era in Colorado For the last eight years, Patrick Roy has been a fiery presence as GM and head coach of the junior Quebec Remparts. Now the Hall of Fame goaltender is the coach in Colorado, and has a say in management with old teammate Joe Sakic. With Roy’s gusto and lots of young talent, the Avalanche won’t go unnoticed.

Kessel cashes in with Leafs THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs and star forward Phil Kessel have agreed to terms on a US$64-million, eight-year contract extension Tuesday. The deal was signed just hours before the Maple Leafs’ regular-season opener in Montreal. The contract includes a limited no-trade clause. Kessel had one season left on his previous deal at $5.4 million. “I’ll be on the hook for some team dinners here or there, but

I don’t mind,” Kessel said at a press conference in Montreal on Tuesday. “I always wanted to be (in Toronto). This is the place I want to play. I want to finish my career here. It’s a great city, the organization’s unbelievable, and I’m really excited to continue here.” Kessel had 20 goals and 32 assists in 48 games last season. He has 379 points (185-194) in 504 regular-season games over seven seasons with Toronto and Boston. The six-foot, 202-pound

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Coach swap So the highly strung John Tortorella leaves the Rangers and is hired by the Canucks, only to see low-key Alain Vigneault leave Vancouver to coach in New York. Is this just what the Sedin twins need in Vancouver, and what Brad Richards and Rick Nash need on the Rangers? Fisticuffs Is goon hockey back? It looked like it in some pre-season games, notably Toronto-Buffalo. The Leafs added muscle last year, the Sabres got the hulking John Scott and now even mild-mannered Montreal has signed George Parros. Hard to believe given that after the 2004-05 lockout, it looked like the enforcer was going extinct. Stanley Cup repeat? There hasn’t been a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998, but if another team does, it could be Chicago. They have the same core of Toews, Kane, Keith, Crawford, etc., as last season, when they played only 48 regular-season games. So fatigue will be less of a factor for the Cup winners. MacKinnon-Jones The weeks leading up to the 2013 NHL draft was all about Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones. MacKinnon went first to Colorado, but Jones waited until fourth to go to Nashville. Two got picked in between (Alexander Barkov and Jonathan Drouin), but the MacKinnon-Jones debate rages on.



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tricks. He has two spades, one heart, four or five diamonds and five clubs. He can assume partner is fivefive in the minors. If North were six-five, he would bid seven notrump once his partner shows all the keycards. Eleven tricks in the minors and two aces make thirteen tricks. However, North is five-five and can only count to twelve tricks. If North asks for keycards and kings, he can get to seven notrump. It is usually important that the strong hand does the asking for keycards. Here it is not possible. South must settle for six notrump because

he does not know about the queen of diamonds. I would not blame North for correcting six notrump to seven notrump. After all, it is the correct bid. The Lead: Against a slam, one likes to lead an ace in a suit not bid by the opponents or the top of touching honours. West does not lead the Queen of spades because it was bid by an opponent and leads the top of nothing in hearts. One never leads from unsupported honours against a slam. The play: Declarer wins the ace of hearts and claims 13 tricks. The Result: 6NT+1 for +1470.

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__ Dustin Byfuglien (WPG)

__ Dion Phaneuf (TOR)

__ Drew Doughty (LA)

__ Keith Yandle (PHO)

__ Kevin Bieksa (VAN)

__ Kris Letang (PIT)

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Box 20 (pick 1) __ Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) __ Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI)

Box 21 (pick 1) __ Cam Ward (CAR) __ James Reimer (TOR)

__ Martin Brodeur (NJ) __ Ryan Miller (BUF)

__ Jimmy Howard (DET) __ Miikka Kiprusoff (CGY)

__ Jonathan Quick (LA)

__ Roberto Luongo (VAN) __ Tim Thomas (BOS)

__ Jaroslav Halak (STL)

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Pick one (1) player from each of the 21 groups. Scoring Forwards - G:1.00 A:1.00 Defencemen - G:1.00 A:1.00 Goalies - W:1.00 SO:2.00

Forwards (pick 1)

__ Crosby, S (PIT)

__ Malkin, E (PIT) __ Ovechkin, A (WAS) __ St. Louis, M (TB) __ Stamkos, S (TB) Forwards (pick 1)

__ Hall, T (EDM) __ Kessel, P (TOR) __ Nash, R (NYR) __ Perry, C (ANA) __ Sedin, D (VAN)

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__ Giroux, C (PHI)

__ Sedin, H (VAN)


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__ Crosby, S (PIT) __ Ladd, A (WPG) __ Malkin, E (PIT) __ Lupul, J (TOR) __ Ovechkin, A (WAS) __ Semin, A (CAR) __ St. Louis, M (TB) __ Vanek, T (BUF) __ Stamkos, S (TB)

__ Duchene, M (COL) __ Kadri, N (TOR) __ Kopitar, A (LA) __ Stepan, D (NYR)

Forwards (pick 1) __ Backstrom, N (WAS) __ Eriksson, L (BOS)

Forwards (pick 1) __ Eberle, J (EDM) __ Moulson, M (NYI)

Forwards (pick 1) Forwards (pick 1) __ Hossa, M (CHI) __ Hall, T (EDM) __ Iginla, J (BOS) __ Kessel, P (TOR) __ Neal, J (PIT) __ Nash, R (NYR) __ Parise, Z (MIN) __ Perry, C (ANA) __ Whitney, R (DAL) __ Sedin, D (VAN)

Forwards (pick 1)

Forwards (pick 1)

__ Marchand, B (BOS)

__ Kane, E (WPG)

Forwards (pick 1) Forwards (pick 1) __ Bergeron, P (BOS) __ Backstrom, N (WAS) __ Koivu, M (MIN) __ Eriksson, L (BOS) __ O'Reilly, R (COL) __ Lecavalier, V (PHI) __ Pavelski, J (SJ) __ Ribeiro, M (PHO) __ Plekanec, T (MTL) __ Thornton, J (SJ)

__ Lecavalier, V (PHI) __ Ribeiro, M (PHO) __ Thornton, J (SJ) __ Benn, J (DAL) __ Kesler, R (VAN)

__ Nugent-Hopkins, R (EDM) __ Parenteau, P (COL)

__ Pacioretty, M (MTL) __ Voracek, J (PHI) __ Wheeler, B (WPG) __ Gagner, S (EDM) __ Hodgson, C (BUF) __ Krejci, D (BOS) __ Purcell, T (TB)

Forwards (pick 1) __ Elias, P (NJ)

Forwards (pick 1) __ Cammalleri, M (CGY)

__ Gaborik, M (CBJ) __ Pominville, J (MIN)

__ Little, B (WPG) __ Richards, M (LA)

__ Franzen, J (DET)

__ Sharp, P (CHI)

__ Jagr, J (NJ)

__ van Riemsdyk, J (TOR)

Defencemen (pick 1)

Defencemen (pick 1)

__ Streit, M (PHI)

__ Keith, D (CHI)

__ Karlsson, E (OTT) __ Letang, K (PIT) __ Subban, P (MTL) __ Weber, S (NAS)

__ Byfuglien, D (WPG) __ Green, M (WAS) __ Suter, R (MIN) __ Yandle, K (PHO)

Goalies (pick 1) __ Crawford, C (CHI) __ Howard, J (DET)

Goalies (pick 1) __ Backstrom, N (MIN) __ Luongo, R (VAN)

__ Rask, T (BOS)

__ Price, C (MTL)

__ Lundqvist, H (NYR) __ Quick, J (LA)

__ Niemi, A (SJ) __ Pavelec, O (WPG)

Forwards (pick 1) Forwards (pick 1) __ Callahan, R (NYR) __ Benn, J (DAL) __ Ryan, B (OTT) __ Kesler, R (VAN) __ Seguin, T (DAL) __ Marchand, B (BOS) __ Simmonds, W (PHI) __ Nugent-Hopkins, R (EDM) __ Yakupov, N (EDM) __ Parenteau, P (COL) Defencemen (pick 1) Forwards (pick 1) __ Edler, A (VAN) __ Elias, P (NJ) __ Kronwall, N (DET) __ Franzen, J (DET) __ Markov, A (MTL) __ Gaborik, M (CBJ) __ Phaneuf, D (TOR) __ Pominville, J (MIN) __ Schultz, J (EDM) __ Sharp, P (CHI) Goalies (pick 1) Defencemen (pick 1) __ Anderson, C (OTT) __ Karlsson, E (OTT) __ Bobrovsky, S (CBJ) __ Letang, K (PIT) __ Holtby, B (WAS) __ Streit, M (PHI) __ Rinne, P (NAS) __ Subban, P (MTL) __ Smith, M (PHO) __ Weber, S (NAS) Goalies (pick 1)

__ Crawford, C (CHI) __ Howard, J (DET) __ Lundqvist, H (NYR) __ Quick, J (LA) __ Rask, T (BOS)

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Deadline for entries __ Pacioretty, M (MTL)

Friday October 11th at 5pm __ Voracek, J (PHI) __ Wheeler, B (WPG) Forwards (pick 1) __ Gagner, S (EDM) __ Hodgson, C (BUF) __ Kane, E (WPG) __ Krejci, D (BOS) __ Purcell, Rules: T (TB)

Choose one player for each Forwards (pick 1) your team category. Enter __ Cammalleri, M address (CGY) and name, full name, phone number. __ Jagr, J (NJ)Enter an answer for __ each of Bthe three tiebreaker Little, (WPG) questions. TheMentry __ Richards, (LA) with the most points at the of the __ van Riemsdyk, Jend (TOR) regular season will be declared theDefencemen winner. In the of a tie (pickevent 1) in any position,Dthe tie breaker __ Byfuglien, (WPG) question(s) be used to __ Green, M will (WAS) determine the winner. __ Keith, D (CHI) If there is still a tie, a draw __ Suter, R (MIN) will be made at random. __ Yandle, K (PHO) Goalies (pick 1)

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wrong man. I cannot figure out their problem. We are in our late 20s, which doesn’t strike me as “too young.” And if they truly believe my fiance isn’t the right person, why didn’t they say so in the intervening four years? Why won’t they give me any concrete reasons for their objections? Sometimes I think what they’re really objecting to is the presence of another person in our small, close-knit family. But it seems selfish of them to place the current family dynamic over my future marriage and happiness. Kids grow up. They get married.

boyfriend. He is upset with two of my daughters-in-law and a sonin-law because when they see me they say, “Hello, Mother-inLaw!” He says they are being disrespectful for not using my name. He says they should call me “Grandma” or “Mom” or my given name. This has caused a problem between us. What do you think? -J.G. Dear J.G.: Your boyfriend has no business issuing orders about how your children or their spouses address you. If it doesn’t bother you, it shouldn’t bother him. He sounds bossy and controlling. Tell him to back off. Dear Annie: “Phone Me,” the 28-year-old who did not find out about her high school reunion because she isn’t on social media, needs to be proactive. Don’t blame others because you didn’t seek out the information. If you know it is

the 10th year of your graduation, contact the school or ex-classmates and find out whether anything is planned. I have been on every reunion committee since I graduated in 1979. We do the best we can to contact people. However,

it gets expensive sending out invitations by regular mail. Word of mouth and seeking out the information is key. So perhaps in anticipation of the next reunion, “Phone Me” could make the effort to find out instead of being “left out.” -- Mary

in Ventura, Calif. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to

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I never in my wildest nightmares thought my engagement would be such a source of anger. What do you think about this? -- Sad Bride-To-Be Dear Sad: It does seem as though your parents suddenly realized that you are leaving the nest and they are panic stricken. Since they refuse to discuss their reasons with you, please ask a trusted friend or family member to intercede on your behalf and try to ascertain whether their objections have any justification. But ultimately, the decision about marriage belongs to you. We hope your parents will welcome your groom into the family instead of pushing you both away. Dear Annie: I am 84 and have five children, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. I am twice widowed, and one of my boyfriends also died. I now have a new

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Dear Annie: I recently became engaged to my boyfriend of four years. Immediately after he proposed, I phoned my parents, who always gave the impression that they liked my boyfriend and enjoyed spending time with him. I thought they’d be happy for us. I was very wrong. My mom was really angry and said that I am “way too young” to be getting married. Annie, I’m in graduate school. My dad said that my boyfriend “isn’t good enough” and that I should “seriously reconsider this guy.” (This guy! Like he doesn’t have a name.) I am still in school, so perhaps this is their way of expressing their worry that if I get married I won’t finish my graduate program, but regardless, I’m really hurt by their reaction. I’ve tried reassuring them, but they keep brushing me aside, insisting I’m marrying too young and to the


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships are tricky today. They could be troublesome because one or both parties wants more freedom. People will resent rules, expectations and feeling confined. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Things are unpredictable at work today, perhaps due to technological glitches, computer crashes, canceled meetings or staff shortages. Be prepared. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Gemini parents should be alert today, because this is an accident-prone day for their children. Be vigilant and patient. Angry atmospheres promote accidents. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Small appliances could break down today, or minor breakages could occur. Family discord due to conflicts or surprises might

take place. Someone might be rebellious and demanding. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is an accidentprone day, so slow down and take it easy. Pay attention to everything you say and do. Your daily routine will definitely have some detours. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your financial situation is unpredictable today. You might find money; you might lose money. Something you own might get broken, lost or stolen. Stay in touch with your bank account. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel restless and ready for action. You don’t want others telling you what to do, which is why you will rebel against restraints. You want the freedom to do your own thing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Something that is going

on behind the scenes might disturb your peace of mind. You feel it, but you might not know how to define it. It’s like waiting for the other shoe to drop. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might want to break away from a group today because you no longer agree with the mandate or cause. Or someone might split apart from you. People are independent today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) If bosses or authority figures shock or offend you today, don’t overreact. Sleep on whatever happens so that you can give everything a sober second thought. Guard against knee-jerk reactions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Many things will be upsetting today --among them will be travel plans

and school schedules. Expect delays and cancellations in your day. Someone unusual might amaze you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Unexpected news about the wealth and resources of others might surprise you. It could affect you favorably or not. It is something out of the blue. YOU BORN TODAY You are hip and up-to-date. You like to be aware of the latest









fashions and trends in society. In fact, you’re interested in everything around you in an intense way. Many of you are comfortable being role models, which is why you often set the pace for your family or group. This year is the beginning of a fresh, exciting new cycle. Open any door! Birthdate of: Gwen Stefani, singer; Neve Campbell, actress; A.Y. Jackson, artist.


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Garage Sales

Duplex / 4 Plex

GARAGE SALE, 2 homes having sale, few items include Q headboard footboard iron wood, Bose speakers, muffler from 01 Harley D new, 2 adj stools white chrome, cushioned like new. Fishing lures, 2-2 ton jacks. Lots of framed pics all sizes to very large. Brand new Kia floor mats, puzzles, lrge sizes lightly worn women clothing. Come on down to Rivershore Mob Park, 7151 Hwy 3, Units 19 & 20 beside Johnnys Motel Gr Forks. Oct 5&6, 8-4, No Early Birds.

1000 sqft 2 bedroom/2 bathroom duplex for rent in Montrose. Close to bus stop, post office, heat pump, dishwasher. $850/month. Call 604-3740121.

Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!

Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


Merchandise for Sale

Fruit & Vegetables

S RE AC 20


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


Glenmerry $264,000 D CE DU RE

Homes for Rent E.TRAIL, 2BD. by Safeway. Responsible seniors pref. N/P Avail.Nov.1st. 250-368-9257

250.368.5000 D CE DU RE



Pend d’Orellie $499,000 W NE


Trail $160,000 W NE





Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


Fruitvale $239,000





Fruitvale $459,000

Fruitvale $379,000 W NE




Glenmerry $229,000 T EN TY STM R E E INVROP P

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

MARECHAL Foch red wine grapes for sale Our grapes grown in Creston and are completely spray free, so no herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, or pesticides. They are now ready for picking or delivery please call Jellyfish Vineyards at 250-4026787


1148 Bay Ave, Trail


Salmo $279,000 T EA GR NTAL E R


Trail $109,000


Trail $169,000


Warfield $187,500

Cars - Domestic


1993 CADILLAC Seville Sedan, red, 4.9L, V8, 89000 miles. $1,250. 250-368-3421 2007 Volvo XC70 for sale. Fully loaded, with DVD entertainment package included. One owner. Black exterior & interior. 2.5 L turbo charged. Excellent condition. High kms at 210,000, but most are highway kms. Winter tires included. This is a really great car. $12,900 OBO. Call 250 354-7471


Legal Notices Warehouse Lien Act Please take notice that in accordance with the Warehouse Lien Act, there will be sold by Public Auction by R. Donaldson Relocation Services Ltd., 1175 Lower China Creek Road, Genelle, BC, on Oct.10/13 at 9:00am the following: 2004 Yamaha MC 1300cc Motorcycle VIN# JYARP09N44A000029 Owner: Derek Geoffrey Holland Last Known address: #1-19767th Ave., Trail, BC, V1R 3C3 Amount Owing: $5,676.15



Sunningdale $179,500


Fruitvale $259,900 ME HO LY I M FA

MLS# 2393279

Fruitvale $195,000 D CE DU RE


East Trail $189,900


Sunningdale $189,000 ITE ES CR A 3/4




Genelle $74,500 G TIN LIS SIDE W K NE REE C


S RE AC 20



Fruitvale $229,000 OT TL EA GR

Shaver’s Bench $139,500






Glenmerry $239,000


Homes Wanted

2 BR Apt Upper Warfield. Ground level, lots of updates. $675/month. N/S N/P. 250512-8097 Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. ROSSLAND, Downtown, apt and rooms for rent, short-term/ long-term. 250-231-8015 SUNNINGDALE, large 2bdrm. Cable, heat & a/c included. Free use of washer & dryer. No smoking, No pets. Avail. Nov.1st. 250-368-3055 W.TRAIL, 1 1/2 bd. suite, w/d, f/s, available immediately. $600./mo. plus utilities. 1 bd. suite wheel chair access, $550./mo. plus utilities. Call 250-608-1505 W.TRAIL, 1BD.+, 1 Blk. Downtown. $650./mo. 250368-6076

Home Improvements

Your path to a better job starts here.

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

Shared Accommodation

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

TRAIL, large 3bd. on top floor of home in desirable Glenmerry. 1200sq.ft. with 180 degree views. Large yard, new kitchen & flooring. N/S, N/P, non-partiers. Adult orientated, partially furnished, laundry room, lots of parking, perfect for working couple or contractors. All utilities included. No landline phone. $1,900./mo. 250-3682330, 780-819-3997.

Apt/Condo for Rent

submit your resume by October 6, 2013.

Apply Within

Misc. Wanted

Houses For Sale

TRAIL, 3bdrm. Glenmerry townhouse, 5 appliances, finished basement, $1100./mo. plus utilities, small dogs ok. 250-368-7068


Help Wanted

Misc. for Sale 4 STUDDED tires, like new, on wheels. $100. 185-70-R14. 250-357-2688 BEAUTIFUL DININGROOM Suite, light oak. Hutch, buffet, 2 captain chairs, 4 standard chairs. $800.00. Ph.250-3679191 HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS Masks, Make-up, Wigs, Craft supplies, Artist’s canvas. GADGETS & MORE. Downtown Trail. 250-364-0404 Ladies skis/poles/boots Brand new - size 9 $900 250-3640152

Houses For Sale


QUALIFICATIONS: •Good working knowledge of WorkSafe BC & OH&S Regulations •Valid Elec. Interprovincial Journeyman ticket •3-5yrs. industrial maint. exp •PLC exp. a definite asset •Superior trouble shooting and communication skills •Must be willing to work any shift and be a team player

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





Fruitvale $299,500

Glenmerry $239,000

Fruitvale $282,000

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

Tom Gawryletz ext 26 Keith DeWitt ext 30

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


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Trail Times



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

Various routes available

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

1st Trail Real Estate



Host: Nathan

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ters Renova Dream


MLS# 2392333

Saturday, Oct 5 start 2PM 1399 Hwy 3B Beaver Falls $299,500

MLS# 2216903

MLS# 2390913

Rossland $340,000


Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Marie Claude 250-512-1153


MLS# 2391999


Trail $50,000

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484



MLS# 2391600

Warfield $138,500


o 4 Bedro

MLS# 2393112



Recently upgraded - New hardwood flooring in living room, kitchen, main floor Family room, new kitchen Including appliances, counter tops cupboards, new vanity in main bathroom, Nicely Done!

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268 Great urhood Neighbo

MLS# 2391776

Move In Ready

MLS# 2218775

MLS# 2393205

MLS# 2391973

MLS# 2218515


Salmo $139,900

Rossland $379,000

Warfield $134,900

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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MLS# 2392685

MLS# 2390386

Rossland $327,000

MLS# 2393264

Warfield $226,900

Trail $179,900

Trail $167,700

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490


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MLS# 2393010


Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

MLS# 2391883

Fruitvale $109,900

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575


s 10 Acre

MLS# 2392652


Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

MLS# 2389421

Fruitvale $409,000 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

Trail Times Wednesday, October 2, 2013


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600


200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000 A19

ANDRES CAR AUDIO WEST KELOWNA 1881 Harvey Avenue (250) 860-1975


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600


101-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. (250) 493-3800




101-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496


Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700


200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000


745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700


Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880


215 - 450 Lansdowne Mall (250) 377-8007

200-1965 Columbia Ave. 101 Kootenay St. North (250) 365-6455 (250) 426-8927



Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258

300 St. Paul Str. (250) 377-3773


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

154 Victoria Str (250) 314-9944

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Trail Times

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

924 Mountain Street, Trail

1638 Cedar Avenue, Trail


1602 Kootenay Avenue, Rossland

1652 LeRoi Avenue, Rossland



WOW!! This great home is situated on 2 acres of property. You will think you live in the country. Home includes 4 bdrms, den, living room with gas fireplace and country kitchen, covered parking plus huge workshop. If you want “it all” under $200,000, look no further.

Owned by the same family since 1948, this character home is close to town and features large rooms, custom fireplace, gorgeous views and much more. Extensive wiring and plumbing upgrades. Call today for your personal viewing.

Fantastic starter home! Hardwood floors, new kitchen, full basement with lots of storage, custom carport with potential of large deck, off street parking, basement has been remodeled to include a recreation room, bedroom and 2nd bathroom.

If you are looking for space, this is it! 3 bdrms, 2 baths situated on a 60x100 corner lot. Home offers a covered deck, single car garage, bamboo floors, massive mud room for all your toys and a large basement space for storage. Nothing to do but move in! Call your REALTOR® today.

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Christine (250) 512-7653






Call me for a FREE market evaluation today! Call Art (250) 368-8818

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 M. (250) 442-6777


2189 Columbia Avenue, Trail

328 - 2nd Avenue, Rivervale This 3 bedroom house is located in nice location in Quiet Rivervale. The home is vacant & is in need of some T.L.C. But has the space and is adjacent to well kept homes on either side so with some effort & upgrades you will have a winner.

Thinking of moving?

#312 - 880 Wordsworth Avenue, Warfield $78,500

- Modern 1 bdrm/1 bath condo - totally updated - move in and enjoy new windows/sliding door/paint/flooring Call today!

5255 Highway 6, Winlaw


#306 - 880 Wordsworth Avenue, Warfield $86,500

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

Clean 2 bdrm unit on third floor new appliances- updated bath great secure living. Call today!

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665


83 Walnut Avenue, Fruitvale

Call Terry A. 250-231-1101

Call Terry 250-231-1101

Easy care lot! 3 bdrm 2 bath home is $340,000 clean and move in ready. All mechanically upgraded within last 10 years. Large Ultimate family home with large yard and rec room, plenty of storage, covered covered deck. Home has new porch, and cozy family room! Perfect for roof, windows, doors, flooring and someone who wants a no-mow-zone bathroom. Call today for your yard and the benefit of a tranquil setting. personal viewing!



1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale


List or buy with us and use our courtesy trailer. Get Your Move On. Call for your no cost Market Evaluation. 250-368-1162

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


3825 Dogwood Drive, Trail



2320 McBride Street, Trail

840 Forrest Drive, Warfield


310 Sylvia Crescent, Trail

198 Binns Street, Trail

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.

Plenty of living space here for the whole family! 4 bdrms, 3 baths, open concept, walk out basement, laminate floors, double carport, deck, large rooms, and great view! At this price it will be gone soon so don’t hesitate! Call your REALTOR® now!

Tranquility awaits! You will love the open feel of this 3 bdrm , 1.5 bath home with beautiful new gourmet kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, and tons of upgrades. Call today!

New listing! Detailed Makeover! 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, private yard, polished hardwood floors and country kitchen. Make an appointment with your REALTOR® now.

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Bill (250) 231-2710





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

Prime Glenmerry home with open floor plan and very spacious bedrooms. Main floor features gas fireplace, large deck which overlooks a fabulous and fully landscaped, private yard. Great mud-room and storage/workshop area, large carport and lots of extra parking. This home has been well maintained and owned by same family for 38 years. If you are looking for a fantastic family home, make an appointment to view.

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, October 02, 2013