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Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month had clients seeing pink at Aria Art of Hair and Lisa Frisk Esthetics in downtown Trail Wednesday. The fundraiser sends the message to “fight cancer one pink streak at a time,” and was especially poignant for Candice Chernenkoff (seated) because her mom recently celebrated five-years breast cancer free. Leah Lindgren, owner of Aria, was dressed to the pink-nth degree including feather boa and perfectly manicured fuchsia nails.

Program brings First Nations culture to students BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

Unlike many areas of the province that have a prominent First Nations presence, the Greater Trail area doesn’t have a nearby reserve and there are limited opportunities for anyone with Aboriginal heritage to learn about their culture. There is, however, an active Aboriginal education program in School District 20 that strives to fill that gap and provide support for students who identify as having First Nations heritage. “Around 10 per cent of our district’s students have Aboriginal backgrounds,” said

“What we try to do is take pieces that might be common to all First Nations cultures and incorporate them into our programs.” BILL FORD

Bill Ford, assistant superintendent for schools in SD 20. “The majority are of Metis heritage but all kinds of nations are represented here.” Ford explained that areas with only one or two First Nations represented it’s considerably easier to have lan-

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guage or culture programs for students but the diverse nature of the local Aboriginal population makes programming more complicated in this district. “It’s very different here. I think it’s fairly unique to our area but only 10 per cent of our First Nations students have had any kind of on-reserve experience,” Ford said. “What we try to do is take pieces that might be common to all First Nations cultures and incorporate them into our programs. Concepts like elders, respect, or residential school experiences.” See SPEAKING, Page 2

A year after putting a major construction project on hold, Teck Trail Operations is not ready to move ahead just yet. The $210 million No. 4 Furnace Project remains deferred, confirmed Catherine Adair, Teck’s community relations leader. In October 2012, the company cited uncertain global economic conditions behind the decision to keep the project deferred indefinitely. “Since the announcement of the deferral, Teck has continued to reduce capital expenditures,” said Adair. “Any decision to restart the project would be based on a number of variables, including global market conditions.” The No. 4 Furnace Project was to be built at the southeast corner of the property, overlooking downtown and the Columbia River, and designed to increase Teck’s capacity for recycling end-of-life electronics. New construction would include one slag fuming furnace and one settling furnace. If the project proceeds the new furnaces would tie into the existing lead smelting operations and increase the ability to process

e-waste and improve the recovery of lead, zinc copper and other metals from current and new feeds. “Teck remains committed to long term sustainability of Trail Operations,” said Richard Deane, manager of environment, health and safety and public affairs. “Over the last 30 years we have invested $1.5 billion in plant modernization at Trail Operations significantly improving its environmental and operating performance.” The deferral of the furnace project was the only one to affect Trail Operations, with other projects in Chile, and elsewhere in B.C. also impacted. Although Teck’s second quarterly report states “cost reduction programs exceeded initial goals,” further deferrals include delaying the development of phase two of Quebrada Blanca Operations in Chile and slowing the Quinette mine reopening in Tumbler Ridge, said Adair. Teck Trail Operations has been forging ahead with another large investment since last year, which is construction of a $125 million new acid plant to replace two older acid plants. See ACID, Page 3


Month warmer than normal BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

With the chill in the air the last few weeks, it may feel like winter is coming early, but in fact September was warmer than normal according to local forecaster Ron Lakeman. “It might surprise people that the mean monthly temperature averaged to be 1.8 degrees warmer than normal,” he said. “To a large degree this is because overnight temperatures were a good three degrees milder than normal.” Lakeman attributes the warmer evenings to the heavy cloud cover and lingering low pressure systems. The hottest days of the month came early, with a high of 32.3 C on Sept. 2 but didn’t near the record high of 36.8 C on Sept. 3, 10 years ago. With highs of 30 C and lows of 11 C, the warmest average temperatures of 20.3 and 20.9 were set mid-month, followed by a cold See THIRD, Page 3

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School District 20 Cultural Coordinator, Bonnie Vickers, shows Aboriginal education students, (L to R) Cole Stykel, Jordy Stroud, and Jordan Walker, some of the finer points of making a speaking stone.

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FROM PAGE 1 The school district currently has one cultural coordinator on staff and seven Aboriginal support workers working at schools. “In other districts the Ab Ed programs

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ary academic support, social and emotional support, and exposing them to Aboriginal culture, ways of knowing, ways of being in First Nations terms.” At Fruitvale Elementary, as part of its Wednesday Cultural lunch group, some 26 of the school’s 45 students with First Nations backgrounds were working on decorating “speaking stones,” similar to “talking sticks” that are common to some cultures.

“We’re introducing the children to using communication tools,” said Bonnie Vickers, cultural coordinator for SD 20. “It’s a way of teaching them to listen to one another and prepare them if they ever attend a First Nations gathering. They’ll be able to see that it’s one of the common tools and they’ll understand that it means that it’s time to listen.” Vickers said that introducing the students to First Nations

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teachings helps to give the children a more rounded sense of self and where they come from. “We base the teaching on the medicine wheel,” said Vickers. “Four seasons, four stages of life, four aspects of being human; mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical.” The children had each chosen a favourite colour for their speaking stones from the medicine wheel’s seasonal colour scheme and were adding the totem animal they preferred. Most of the boys in the class seemed to prefer the coyote, the “trickster” from some First Nations stories. Seven year-old, Grade 2 student, Jordan Walker explained why he liked taking part in the Aboriginal education program. “I like learning about how people live,” he said. “And I like the crafts.”

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Rossland professional breaks silence on mental health Mykietyn’s new focus on brain health spurs nutrient therapy workshops with world-renowned doctor By Valerie Rossi Times Staff

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Cooler temperatures and snow on the higher peaks in the area are a reminder that October means winter tires or chains are required when travelling over B.C. highways. Dylan Hornseth, tire change specialist at Alex the Tire Man in Fruitvale, swaps out the tires for another customer who wants to be ready for the return of the white stuff to the Kootenays.

Third wettest September on record FROM PAGE 1 snap that brought cooler temperatures and a double dousing of rain during the last two weeks. “Numerous Pacific coastal disturbances produced frequent rain,” explained Lakeman. “We shifted from summer to fall on the 15th and didn’t follow the solar equinox in the sense that fall wasn’t supposed to begin until the 22nd .” Thunder and lightning brought not only rain, but a power outage to almost 3,000 homes on the 16th followed by more than 80 per cent of the

total rainfall and only three rain-free days before month end. A vigorous thunderstorm on the 28 produced 21.4 mm of rain, which is a new record maximum for that date. Normal rainfall for September is 42.6 mm but last month, 91.4 mm was recorded, making it the wettest on record since 2004, and the third wettest since local records began in 1966. Cooler temperatures are expected to prevail until Thursday, when the majority of the valley may experience its first frost, said Lakeman. After

that, a hint of summer may peak through the clouds with the return of a high pressure system next week. “To have a fall/summer, first there has to be frost, then a brief comeback of sunny weather. “And there is potential for a little more summer.” The white peaks in Rossland, don’t mean that snow will fall in the valley anytime soon, said Lakeman. “I wouldn’t expect snow in the valleys.” he said. “But we could see five to 10 cm over the mountains by Sunday night.”

Acid plant project moving along FROM PAGE 1 The new technology in the No. 1 plant will significantly improve operating reliability and flexibility, explained Adair. “And reduce down time and maintenance costs while improving environmental performance.”

The Acid Plant is part of the zinc production process, and converts sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas into sulphuric acid and liquid SO2. These products are used for the production of fertilizer at Trail Operations, municipal water treatment pulp and paper

bleaching, and chemical applications. Total SO2 emissions are estimated to be reduced by 10 to 15 per cent per year from current levels, said Adair, adding, further building on improvements to date that have reduced emissions by over 95 per cent.

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in the following day (Oct. 5) also at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland. “Obviously we go through our journeys for different reasons and I really believe this is one of mine,” said Mykietyn. “Just to bring awareness to people that there is hope, number one, and that’s the biggest thing. “A lot of people don’t come forward and say I have brain health issues or I have mental health issues because they’re scared shitless that they’re going to go to the doctor and the doctor is going to say, ‘Yeah you need to be on Prozac or Zoloft or Speridol.’” Mykietyn grew up in the dental business working most days after school at her father’s practice in Trail before pursuing dentistry herself. A degree in dental hygiene in 1982 at the University of Washington led her to work in the industry as well as teach and get on the speaker circuit in conferences across North America. In 2005 she moved back to her hometown of Trail and two years later opened a wellness spa in Rossland, where people can come to learn about leading edge concepts in wellness and escape the everyday stresses. See NUTRIENT, Page 8


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National Journalist allowed to travel with PM THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - A veteran TV cameraman will be allowed to travel to Malaysia with the prime minister this week after all. Earlier Wednesday, Stephen Harper’s office appeared poised to scratch CTV journalist Dave Ellis from the trip because he asked an impromptu question during a media event last week in New York. The TV networks fought back, insisting that they - not the Prime Minister’s Office - should decide who to assign to cover Harper when he travels abroad. Shortly after news of the dispute became public, however, Jason MacDonald, a spokesman for the prime minister, said no accredited journalist would be prevented from boarding Harper’s plane. During an event last week in New York, Ellis asked Harper about the charges laid against then-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, even though reporters and photographers had been told questions were not allowed. Harper leaves Thursday for a sevenday trip to Malaysia and Indonesia, and CTV had Ellis accredited to work on the assignment as a pool cameraman. But following Ellis’s New York assignment, CTV said it was told by the PMO that Ellis would not be allowed on Harper’s plane, even though he had earlier been approved for the trip. That has apparently changed. “No one has been barred from this trip,” MacDonald said. CTV News spokesman Matthew Garrow said earlier Wednesday the network had nevertheless decided to send Ellis to the Ottawa airport to try to board the prime minister’s plane with other journalists, and that other networks were backing that decision. All media pay full price for their transportation and lodging when travelling with the prime minister.


Visitors get first look inside Kingston prison THE CANADIAN PRESS KINGSTON, Ont. - Eager visitors lined up Wednesday as the historic Kingston Penitentiary threw open its doors to the general public for the first time in decades. About two dozen people entered its imposing bluestone limestone walls the first tour group allowed inside since the last prisoners were moved out last week. Among the first in line was Laurie Lindop, of nearby Gananoque, who knows people who worked inside the pen and remembers when the institution was hit by the riot of 1971. The unusual experience left her “drained.” “When you think of all of the suffering by the inmates plus their victims, it’s just emotional,” Lindop said after the 90-minute tour. Visitors were curious to get a peek inside the storied penitentiary, which opened in 1835 and had been one of the oldest continuously used prisons in the world. Led by former warden Monty Bourke,

who offered a running commentary, the group walked through the central “dome” with its gloomy concrete and iron staircases to ranges on which some of the country’s worst criminals have done hard time. They touched the segregation cells - little more than cages, not quite wide enough to spread one’s arms. Inside the guards’ command post with its thick glass, the lights and surveillance video monitors still glowed. The heavy steel doors clanged shut. The visitors snapped pictures and chatted quietly, looked up at the walls, topped by barbed wire and punctuated by guard towers. They strolled some of the lakeside grounds with their manicured lawns where murderers, rapists and horse thieves once walked; they saw the tiny segregation yard where isolation prisoners were allowed to pass an hour a day. Here was the prison workshop from which bank robber Ty Conn escaped. There was the



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larger recreation yard from which unhappy inmates a few years ago refused to go back inside - until Bourke literally read them the “Riot Act.” Back outside as a new group waited to enter, Larry Cote, of Kingston, who’s driven by the huge stone walls hundreds of times, said it was “amazing” to finally get to go inside. “Now I’ve seen it, and I’ll tell you: Anybody thinking of doing anything bad and ending up in something like that, I don’t know how they would live in there,” Cote said.

“You come out of it and you just go wow!” The federal government opted to close “KP” - and two other penitentiaries - on the grounds that it was outdated and too expensive to maintain. Correctional Service Canada said the facility’s future is uncertain, but the plan is to fully decommission it by 2015. Some in the community, like Bourke who was warden from 1997 to 2002 and is president of the Friends of the Penitentiary Museum, are hoping to see at least part of the prison become a tourist

attraction. “Our hope is that it’s preserved as much as possible,” Bourke said. “It reflects the history of Canada in many ways, the justice system.” The prison will be open for the fundraising tours for the next three weeks - but eager visitors, some from across the country, have already snapped up the available tickets at $20 each, with proceeds going to the United Way charity. In much earlier times, citizens were allowed into the prison to view the inmates for a few dollars each.


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magine if governments engaged in a massive spending binge over the last decade, with the benefits falling to just a small part of the population - and then hiked taxes four times to pay for it. Now imagine if they argued, in some Orwellian twist of illogic, that such excess generosity was “fully funded, affordable, and sustainable” - this after the multiple tax hikes demonstrated they were not. The reaction from reasonable people would be that such an assertion is nonsense: it ignores how the “affordability” claim always assumes taxpayers should be shanghaied into paying ever-more for a promised benefit. Such reasoning was on display recently from British Columbia Finance Minister Mike De Jong who praised B.C.’s approach to public sector pensions. The finance minister argued that “significant reforms” made to public sector pension plans in the early 2000s “made them fully funded, affordable and sustainable.” Some history: In British Columbia over the past decade, as soon as looming liabilities were spotted in public sector pension plans, contribution rates were raised by plan administrators. In defined bene-

fit plans, that’s what those who run such funds are supposed to do, or reduce the promised benefits, if they wish to avoid shortfalls. Such British Columbia pension plans thus appear different, on the surface, from those in Ontario, Alberta, and Newfoundland where governments made upfront billion-dollar injections into their public sector pension plans. But the B.C.-versuseveryone-else contrast is a distinction without a difference. For taxpayers, it doesn’t matter whether a government employees’ pension fund was specifically bailed out once in the last decade, or if contribution rates were regularly raised to ward off an unfunded liability (about four times in the case of each major B.C. public sector pension plan). Either way, taxpayers pay. Put differently, the “employer” in public sector pension plans is most often the provincial government or some related government entity. That means when “employer” contributions are raised to ward off a pension shortfall, more money is diverted from the provincial treasury, i.e., from taxpayers and from other possible uses, including better funding their own



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retirements. Whether one-time bailouts or multiple hikes in pension contribution rates, tax dollars are still used to top up public sector plans, because plan members are guaranteed a certain level of benefits in retirement. And that’s the real problem: taxpayers, most of whom do not have a registered defined benefit plan, end up paying for pension promises to government employees’ unions. In British Columbia, 365,222 people, 85.9 per cent of the public sector workforce, had defined benefit plans in 2011; in contrast, just 9.6 per cent of private sector employees (152,344 workers) had a defined benefit plan that year. Oddly, the finance minister argues that suggestions of reform, such as moving new public sector workers to a defined

contribution plan, something Saskatchewan New Democrats did in 1977 under Premier Allan Blakeney, amounts to a “tearing down” of public sector pensions. De Jong also quotes a Moody’s report that notes Saskatchewan’s pension liabilities are currently high. Several points: Saskatchewan’s liabilities relate to that province’s now-closed defined benefit plans and reinforce the critical point about such plans: in the public sector, whether in one-time bailouts, contribution increases, or in payouts decades later, the burden for their rescue falls on taxpayers. As for the “tearing down” assertion, at present, 25,930 public sector workers in Saskatchewan are enrolled in defined contribution plans. It is how they will fund their retirement. Such public sector workers are thus in the same position as much of the private sector (with or without a registered pension plan). There, retirement income is determined by money saved/invested during one’s working years plus the return on such investments. There is no guaranteed level of payouts, but plenty of people do just fine so long as they save and invest during their

working years. After all, everyone except those in defined benefit plans lives with market returns on their investment - be they on Warren Buffet’s legendary fund, or some index, mutual or bond fund, or returns on a rental property. Market returns are the only realistic returns that can be “promised” to everyone over time. It is only in defined benefit plans, which have rapidly disappeared from the private sector but are still widely used in the public sector, that a very different expectation exists: a set pension payment built from pension contributions plus the return on investment plus extra money from taxpayers, if the first two parts of the equation do not deliver the promised pension benefits. Of course, when politicians promise something more than market returns to one group, i.e., government employees’ unions, they make an implicit commitment that taxpayers will be forced to fill in any subsequent gap. Mark Milke, a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute and is co-author with actuary Gordon Lang, FCIA, FCA, of Public Sector Pensions: Options for Reform from the Saskatchewan NDP.

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Climate alarmists create profitable career This is quite the story that continues to be perpetuated. Back about 15 years ago, we were warned that by now, our global temperatures would be rising beyond control by virtue of positive feed back loops; the oceans would be flooding port cities; reportedly polar bears were already rapidly becoming extinct; and we’d be beyond the “tipping point” by now, heading for unavoidable ever-hotter Armageddon. Well, reality has apparently softened the blow, since none of these things are even real issues, in spite of the inexorable and incessant rise in atmospheric CO2 over this same period, and for even much longer. Apparently now, (in hindsight I suppose) we still have time to avoid the calamity.  All we have to do is keep these climate alarmists employed via public dollars so they can keep us informed as to the best ways to avoid the coming disaster. Of course we (the unwashed but ever-faithful public) can accomplish this only by following their advice and get more serious about buying into the ideas and businesses that promote (and prosper by) the curtailment of fossil fuel con-

sumption, and replacing the never-ending need for energy with windmills, solar panels, and converting much more of the poor’s food (corn) into alcohol to be burned by our gashungry vehicles. The reality is that this fearmongering will go on for a much longer time, in spite of the lack of evidence for anthropogenic global warming, and in spite of the absence of an honest-to-goodness scientific explanation for CO2 being even capable of causing (future) global warming. I say future because the current temperature of the globe remains well within historical and natural fluctuations. The real science clearly indicates (to anyone with the necessary knowledge of the principles involved, and willing to do the research) that a continuing increase of atmospheric CO2 levels cannot possibly result in an over-heated globe. Why will the fear-mongering persist then? Well, the answer is simply money and survival of self (meaning the alarmist self). These climate alarmists fall into several different categories, but what they all have in common is a personal need

(often financial) to perpetuate the fear. Their personal future depends upon the rest of us believing, or at least not disbelieving, their hype. That future often revolves around a steady and decent financial income, or sometimes its involves maintaining some degree of political power (big time to small time).  Often it’s just an identity thing. How would you like to have revolved your entire working life around the promotion of anthropogenic global warming, only to find out the concept has absolutely no intelligent merit? Not exactly ego boosting!  I wonder what the scare will change to next. First it was global cooling, then it was Y2K (remember that one?), then it was global warming, and currently it’s climate change. I love that one – “climate change.” Considering that the climate has been changing since the beginning of time, this scare might last a  very long time. Isn’t it grand that one can get rich so easily, and without even contributing anything positive to society. Russ Babcock Genelle

Rotary Lodge celebrating anniversary

The Canadian Cancer Society would like to invite any Trail residents who have stayed at the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge in Kelowna during their cancer treatment to a celebration to mark the cancer lodge’s 15th anniversary. Over the last 15 years, the lodge has welcomed countless Trail residents who have stayed at the lodge while receiving their cancer treatment in

Kelowna. Thanks to the generous support of donors from the Greater Trail community and others across BC, the lodge has continued to provide compassionate support and a welcoming and caring environment for those going through a cancer journey. A celebration is taking place on Friday, October 11 at 2 p.m. to honour those who have

stayed at the lodge and those who have contributed to its 15 years of history. If anyone from the community is interested in attending, we invite them to contact the Canadian Cancer Society at 1-800-663-2524 or frontdesk@ for more information. Sheila Dong Canadian Cancer Soceity, BC and Yukon Division

Politicians dole out cash to chosen few An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star Last week the federal government tossed in a tidy $70 million to assist the Ford Motor Company reconfigure its plant in Oakville, Ont. The money will help the car company build new models at the plant and secure jobs for auto workers. There’s not much new there. The federal government has invested billions of dollars since the start of the recession to keep auto companies in business. It’s probably what governments should be doing: creating long-term, well-paying jobs for Canadians everywhere. The action by Ottawa does beg the question as to why taxpayer money is invested in some industries but not others?

Long-suffering newsprint companies across Canada have been going hat in hand to the federal government for years looking for financial help to modernize their production plants without success. Politicians in Ottawa always find some handy excuse why they won’t lend a hand where the paper industry is concerned. Is the answer connected with political clout? There are hundreds of federal seats up for grabs in the next federal general election and the ruling Conservatives know they will need every one they can win to cling to power. Any investment of money in Ontario or Quebec will likely pay big dividends when voters head to the polls in 2015.

Most of the production facilities in the newsprint are in remote and rural areas that matter little at election time. In this province, for instance, we have but one surviving newsprint mill and only seven seats - all of which are now controlled by the opposition and are likely to stay that way. Granted, reading trends make it more than obvious that newsprint is on the decline and this will likely play a factor in an any decision. However, can’t the same thing be said for vehicles that are manufactured right here in North America? When it comes to economic support in Canada, it’s often not whether you deserve or need it, it’s if there is a political payoff at the end.


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OBITUARIES JOHNSON, IRENE — passed away on September 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan 27, 1953 in Rossland, B.C. She was predeceased by her father, Emil Nord, her mother Filomino Nord and nephew, Dale Nord. She will be forever missed by her knight in shining armour, Larry Johnson, her daughter, Corrinna Johnson and her grandchildren, Christopher and Jenica, her most precious treasures of all. She will be sadly missed by her brother Phil (Brenda) Nord, her nieces and nephews, Michelle, Lori, Andrew and Melissa, great niece, Brieanna as well as extended family and friends. She stood proud and brave through her long battle and humbled anyone who knew her with her strength, fortitude and positive spirit. Special thanks to Dr. Andrea Jenkins, the Mater crew, the nurses, and her best friend, Lindsey Simmons. You are invited to join us for an open house Celebration of Life on October 26, 2013 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Rossland F.O.E hall upstairs. Children are welcome. As Irene would say, “only happy tears allowed!” Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made in Irene’s name to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at *** SHORTHOUSE (NEE DALLA LANA), ELSIE — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elsie Shorthouse on Sept. 30, 2013 at Columbia View Lodge in Trail B.C. Elsie was born in Kamloops B.C. May 1, 1923 to Eugenio (Secondo) and Margarita Dalla Lana. In 1925, after a long train ride, the family moved to Trail. Their first home was on LeRose St., followed by Eu-

genio purchasing a boarding house on Glover Rd. Many of the boarding house residents were members of the Maple Leaf Band. In 1931, Elsie’s father helped build the IVO DL building in downtown Trail, which then became their home. Elsie owned and operated D’Lanas Beauty Salon from 1947-1958. On August 29, 1946, Elsie married Fred Shorthouse and they built a house in Glenmerry. Elsie and Fred had two daughters, Alix and Patrice. Elsie will be remembered for many things; one being a talented athlete, as she excelled in golf and curling. Elsie was a member of the Rossland Trail Country Club and the Trail Curling Club, for many years. She enjoyed her time competing in golf tournaments, B.C. Summer Games and curling bonspiels. Elsie took pride in showing up her daughters and nephews on the golf course right up until her mid-80s. She also had a bit of a competitive streak and enjoyed ‘skunking’ her grandchildren in a game of crib… even after she had to be reminded about some of the rules. Her latest past time was playing solitaire on an iPad with a cool beer in her hand. In addition, Elsie enjoyed spending time at Kootenay Lake with her children and grandchildren. The past couple of years, Elsie lived a Columbia View Lodge enjoying the company and the many outings. The family would like to thank the staff for the wonderful care and companionship shown to Elsie. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Fred (2011), sister in law Lida Buccini (2011), brother in law Freddie Buccini (2008) and nephew Chris Buccini (2013). She will be remembered by her daughters Alix of Edmonton, and Patti (Joe) of Trail B.C., grandchildren Jeffrey, Jason, and Michael of Edmonton, Braedon and Marliese of Trail B.C., brother Ivo (Mary) of Edmonton, sister-in-law Grace of Port Moody and many nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral as Elsie requested. The family will have a memorial gathering in the spring. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Columbia View Lodge Recreation Dept.) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at


Trail resident Marilyn Taylor, Metis regional director, became part of history last weekend, when she was bestowed the honour of being the first B.C. Metis person to ring “Marie Antoinette,” the name given to the long lost Bell of Batoche. The 20 pound silver bell was stolen from the St. Anthony of Padua Church in Batoche, Sask. by Canadian soldiers from Millbrook Ont., following an unsuccessful uprising by Metis people under the leadership of Louise Riel in May 1885. Taylor (left) rang “Marie” with B.C. Metis President Bruce Dumont by her side during the annual general meeting in Richmond.

Nutrient therapy provides healthier option FROM PAGE 3 Her passion for brain health began almost 20 years ago when her daughter Nika was diagnosed with epilepsy, at which point she realized that many drugs used to control seizure activity were the same anti-psychotic medications used to treat mental illness. “It is through my daughter that my true understanding of prescription medication began due to the unwarranted side effects these drugs can create,” she explained. But she said her eyes didn’t fully open until she checked into a “psychiatric hotel” herself where she was “misdiagnosed.” “They treat you worse than an animal, you lose all rights as a human being, they don’t value you as a person,” the 53-year-old recalled. “I mean, if I would have been diagnosed with cardiac disease or diabetes or anything else, but when it comes to brain health, you’re treated like a totally different type of person.” It began when she was 40 years old and went through a very difficult divorce. Elevated stress met with hormonal imbalances and biochemical imbalances within her body fueled what was later discovered to be hypomanic. “Through my own pursuant of understanding and being in the health care profession for over 30 years, I discovered that I have abnormal brain wave activity, similar to pedimol- type seizures and when I’m under horrendous amounts of stress my brain shorts out,” she said. After taking mind-numbing prescriptions and

feeling nothing, Mykietyn discovered a private clinic in Seattle called the Amen Clinic, which also prescribes nutrient therapy like Dr. Walsh. After a tissue, blood and urine analysis it is determined what nutrients are overabundant in a brain or what`s lacking and a nutrient-based compound is made, she explained. Mykietyn is currently taking a small dose of psychiatric medication for a short period and has introduced nutrient therapy, compounded by Pharmasave in Trail under the direction of Dr. Chapek of the Amen Clinic. Within six months, she has never felt better. She’d like residents to know that there are other options out there and so she has created a network referral to link clients with health care professionals that support this approach. Currently working as an affiliate with the Amen Clinic, Mykietyn plans on getting a physician on board at her wellness centre in the near future. The science-based nutrient therapy system is based on natural substances rather than pharmaceutical drugs. The approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can alter brain levels of key neurotransmitters, disrupt gene expression or proteins and enzymes and cripple the body`s protection against environmental toxins. ( Those interested in attending the event, DrugFree Nutrient Therapy, still have time to sign up online ( or by phone at 1877-362-9330.

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Footbridge wins wood award

The Arrow Lakes News Wood WORKS! BC handed out five awards this year for exemplary use of wood in a community project. The Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments award was given to the Village of Nakusp for the Kuskanax Creek Footbridge. “We congratulate these communities for demonstrating leadership and vision by embracing wood in their local projects,” stated Mary Tracey, Executive Director of Wood WORKS! BC in a recent press release. Wood WORKS! is a national campaign that aims to increase the use

of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction. Local timber frame builder Dave Madden who worked on the foot bridge was also pleased by the Village’s choice. “I think it is great that government is recognizing and encouraging the use of wood in public projects,” he told the Arrow Lakes News. “By using materials that are locally available in B.C., we can support our economy and preserve a tradition of wooden structures. When compared to concrete or steel, wood is a very environmentally conscious choice.”

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It takes a lot of work to keep the highest all-weather pass in Canada open. Above, a Caterpillar 966 Loader is busy cleaning up after an avalanche on the west side of Kootenay Pass in 2011.

Kootenay Pass celebrates 50th anniversary

CRESTON – It’s the highest all-weather pass in Canada. It was the final link in the southern highway across British Columbia, and an important connection between the economies of the East and West Kootenays. It changed bus routes and eliminated tolls on the Kootenay Lake ferries and on the Big Orange Bridge at Nelson. It led to the development of one of the best highways maintenance programs on the planet. It is known officially as the Kootenay Pass, and unofficially as the Salmo-Creston highway or the Skyway. And it will be 50 years old this month.   The first public traffic was allowed over the Kootenay Pass following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 13, 1963.

There was somewhere in the neighbourhood of 2,700 cars lined up, waiting for the goahead. After a long history of use by First Nations people, fur traders and explorers, miners and loggers, and a 10-yearlong effort to actually complete construction, the highest allweather pass in Canada was finally a reality. The Creston Museum, along with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, YRB Kootenay, and a host of other groups, are hosting a celebration of the Kootenay Pass’s 50th Anniversary on Sunday. The highways maintenance yard at the 1,774-m summit will be the scene of a cavalcade of cars, welcome and commemorative speeches, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will


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The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Traffic will be stopped briefly to stretch a ribbon across the highway, and cut it. The final details are being confirmed and posted, as they become available, on the Creston Museum’s website There will also be updates on Facebook ( CrestonMuseum) and the Ministry of Highways social media sites soon.

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Vernon Vipers trade Martin By Jim Bailey

told the Vernon Morningstar. “They needed forwards and they With only one win in nine asked for him.” games, the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Alberni has been making deals to Bulldogs had to do something to improve its struggling Island divgenerate some offence ision team. In the past week and they did. the Bulldogs have signed The Bulldogs comJakson Elynuik from the pleted a trade with the Camrose Kodiaks, talented Vernon Vipers acquiring forward Harlan Orr, 17, from Trail native Craig Martin, Salmon Arm, and six-foot18, and future considerathree Michigan goaltender tions, in exchange for Tyger Howatt. up-and-coming 17-yearWilson, meanwhile, was old defenceman Jared the BCHL’s leading rookie Wilson, who committed defenceman last year with to Rensselaer Polytechnic 10 goals and 33 points, and craig Institute a week ago. should bolster the Vipers martin Martin played with the back end and be an asset Beaver Valley Nitehawks on the powerplay that has of the KIJHL as a 16 year old and floundered, going 5-for-41 in its amassed 96 points in 50 games, opening nine games. before going to the Vipers last seaVernon plays host to the 2014 son. The Quinnipiac University RBC Cup in April. commit racked up seven goals and Coincidentally, Martin and the nine assists in his first year, and in Alberni Valley Bulldogs travel nine games this season has counted to Trail Friday, and will play the seven points, including five goals. Smoke Eaters at 7:30 p.m. at the “It was a tough one, but you Cominco Arena. have to give up something good to Trail will then host the Merritt get something good,” Vipers head Centennials at the same time and coach and GM Jason Williamson same place Saturday. Times Sports Editor

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Trail Curling Club’s ice-master Georgina Jamieson gets the ice ready for the new season with the new “Boss Direct Drive Icemaster.” The Trail club received the state-of-the-art ice-scraping machine courtesy of funding from Columbia Basin Trust.

Super League curls into action

By Times Contributor The Kootenay Savings Super League kicked off this past week, with two nights scheduled for the first week, but only half of the teams were able to make both games. Both the Darren Albo and Desiree Borsato (formerly Schmidt) rinks top the earlyseason standings, finishing the week at 2-0. Team Albo beat the Russ Beauchamp foursome earlier in the week, then handed team Ferguson their second straight loss (they lost 6-5 to Horning on Tuesday) with a stirring 9-5 win. After being up three early, Albo made crucial last shots in the sixth, seventh, and eighth ends, much to the dismay of the Ferguson rink, snuffing out any chance of a comeback, and sealing the victory. The most entertaining game of the night pitted the Maglio

Ladies rink, skipped by Heather Nichol against the Borsato rink. It was a see-saw battle with Maglio Ladies scoring two in the ninth and going up 5-4 without the hammer coming home. Nichol and the Ladies went ‘all in’ for the steal to preserve the victory, but when the dust settled, it wasn’t to be, as Borsato didn’t have to throw her last rock, scoring four, to come away with an exciting 8-5 win. The Myron Nichol rink took advantage of a missing Ken Fines and third Dave Kelly to score an easy 7-3 wins over a depleted Fines team. But the Beauchamp rink rode the skills of spare skip Tom Hall and third Steve Kivell to an upset win over a frustrated Don Freschi, who skipped in place of an absent Deane Horning. The teams were tied at four after six ends, but the ice fooled Freschi

with his last shot guard in the seventh end, over curling, giving Tom an open hit for three. The Beauchamp rink then stole the eighth for an 8-4 win. The Kootenay Savings Super League goes tonight and every Thursday from now until the end of January. Also The Trail Mens Curling Club will be starting up this month, with sign-up next week, Oct. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. In Beaver Valley, Mixed Club registration will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m., while the B.V. Ladies Curling registration goes on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. for the women’s league that throws rocks on Wednesday nights. New Teams and unattached curlers are welcome. Anyone needing info, phone the Trail Curling Club at 368-6222,, or Richard Faunt at 368-3734. Call the Beaver Valley Curling Club at 367-9433.

Saints open season Friday Submitted The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program will open defence of their 2012-13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship on Friday night when they host Eastern Washington University in their league opener at the Castlegar Recreation Complex at 7:30 p.m. Prior to puck drop, the team will raise last season’s championship banner to the rafters in a pre-game ceremony. The Saints will have a tough challenge on their hands if they hope to match the accomplishments of last season’s team that set new BCIHL records for wins and points in a season and strung together 13 consecutive victories to open the year. But they do return

most of their key players from a year ago, including top forwards Trail native and former Smoke Eater Logan Proulx, Scott Swiston, Thomas Hardy, Cody Fidgett and Connor McLaughlin. Selkirk wrapped up its eight-game preseason schedule with a pair of decisive wins over Trinity Western University, outscoring the Spartans by a 9-1 margin last weekend. On Saturday, the Saints outshot their league rivals by a 52-23 margin in a 5-1 victory and looked to be in midseason form. “We had a long training camp and preseason again this year, but the performances — especially this last weekend against TWU — looked much like they did when we were at our best last sea-

son,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “My feeling is that our group isn’t going to take past success for granted. We’re fully motivated to pick up where we left off and be a top team in the BCIHL again.” Friday’s opponent is able to boast more success against Selkirk last season than any other BCIHL club, as Eastern Washington handed the Saints two of their three regular season losses. But the Eagles did have a tough time in Castlegar, where they dropped all three decisions by a combined score of 15-8. Tickets for Friday’s game will be available at the door for $8 Adults and $5 Selkirk students and staff, seniors, and children 6 and older.

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Internationals looking for upset win at Presidents Cup THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBLIN, Ohio - Adam Scott was in the middle of all the chaos in South Africa as darkness gathered. Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, in a sudden-death playoff to decide the 2003 Presidents Cup, halved three straight holes and could barely see the last two putts fall. Both teams and captains were on the second green at Fancourt when a tie was proposed. That’s when U.S. captain Jack Nicklaus reminded International captain Gary Player that the Americans would retain the cup as the defending champion. “Let’s keep playing!” Scott demanded over the din. He was 23, two

months removed from his first PGA Tour win. It was his first Presidents Cup. The burst of emotion got the attention of his teammates. The teams eventually agreed to share the cup. Scott would not have guessed it would be as close as he would get to being on a winning team at the Presidents Cup. The 10th edition of the Presidents Cup starts today, and the odds do not exactly favour the International team. It has seven rookies, and while all but Hideki Matsuyama have played a fair amount on the PGA Tour this year, Scott is the only team member to have won - at the Masters for his first major, and The

The Presidents Cup: Muirfield Village Golf Course Length: 7,354 yards. Par: 72. Points needed to win: 17 1/2 Captains: Fred Couples (U.S.)-Nick Price (International) Defending champion: United States. Series: United States leads, 7-1-1 Thursday fourballs pairings: Jason Day-Graham DeLaet (Int) vs. Hunter Mahan-Brandt Snedeker (US); Adam Scott-Hideki Matsuyama (Int) vs. Bill Haas-Webb Simpson (US); Louis Oosthuizen-Charl Schwartzel (Int) vs. Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley (US); Ernie Els-Brendon de Jonge (Int) vs. Steve Stricker-Jordan Spieth (US); Angel Cabrera-Marc Leishman (Int) vs. Matt Kuchar-Tiger Woods (US); Branden Grace-Richard Sterne (Int) vs. Zach Johnson-Jason Dufner (US). Notable: Muirfield Village is the only club to have hosted the Ryder Cup (1987), Solheim Cup (1998) and Presidents Cup (2013). Television (all times EDT): Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., Golf Channel; Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., NBC; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., NBC.

Barclays during the FedEx Cup playoffs. The American team is regarded as one of the strongest ever for any cup - all 12 players are among the top 30 in the world ranking, and four other players from the top 30 were left out (Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Nick

Watney and Bubba Watson). The matches are at Muirfield Village, where Tiger Woods has won five times and Matt Kuchar won in June. The Americans have never lost the Presidents Cup on home soil, which is not all that unusual con-

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n an interview with the radio early injuries. broadcaster for the Penticton The early parity means each Vees earlier this season, Smoke of Trail’s remaining 49 games are Eaters head coach Bill Birks important, starting with visits from called the BCHL’s Interior division the Bulldogs and Centennials this “the toughest division in Canada.” A weekend. We saw last month what month into the 2013-14 season, the can happen if the Smokies don’t come standings are proving him right. to the rink ready to play every night, Four points separate first place and we also saw last weekend what from last place as we head into the can happen if Trail lets its foot off the chris month of October, with the Smokies gas pedal for stretches during games. sitting smack-dab in the middle, tied Through nine fixtures, though, for third place with Salmon Arm we’ve also seen flashes of brilliance Off the Wahl and Vernon on nine points through from this club as it gels and forms nine games. Contrast that with both an identity. And with a home-heavy Coastal Conference divisions, where a minimum schedule over the next two months, the time is four-point gap already exists between playoff and now for Trail to make Cominco Arena the toughnon-playoff teams. est stop on the BCHL circuit for visiting teams Penticton and West Kelowna, both of whom (it’s not as though the other Interior clubs like picked up maximum points in their visits to coming here, after all). Cominco Arena in September, sit tied atop the One month from now, we could see a wildly division with 6-2 records. And while both teams different setup in the Interior standings, although have stellar offenses, the Vees’ early defensive I’d like to suggest that come Nov. 1 there will prowess is certainly proving to be something be as little wiggle room as there is right now. special. Penticton has allowed only 12 goals And for those fans that have chosen to brave through 8 games, all the more impressive when the inconvenience that is Victoria Street so far you consider six of those games were played away (kudos to you, by the way), the month of October from home. promises to bring an extra dose of drama than we Vernon and Salmon Arm have both had incon- might be ordinarily used to at this time of year. sistent starts, and both shook up their rosters this week in an effort to acquire more size on their back end. The Vipers shipped Trail’s Craig Martin to Alberni Valley (who, ironically enough, visit Cominco Arena tomorrow) for hulking rearguard Jared Wilson, while the SilverBacks Save up to parted with (arguably) their biggest off-season acquisition Zach Urban in a deal with Langley Tuesday for 20 year-old Mark Whiteley. Merritt, on Select a point behind the Smokies, are proving to be as SetS of hard-working and scrappy as ever despite a pile of

sidering they have only lost once since the Presidents Cup began in 1994. “I understand that and how it looks on paper,” Scott said Wednesday after the final day of practice. “It’s hard to write off guys who are top 60 in the world, because on any given day, anyone can beat anyone . . . And I think that’s giving me a great feeling about a new experience in the Presidents Cup after having a run of really big defeats.” Els is the veteran of this International team, especially with five other players from

southern Africa. But when the younger players talk about the week and the importance of winning, Scott’s name always gets mentioned. Perhaps a green jacket can make the voice a little stronger. “Scotty is really determined,” said Marc Leishman, who will partner Angel Cabrera against Woods and Kuchar. “He has not been on a winning side. Ernie has been vocal, as well; Angel, too. All the experienced guys are really motivated and determined to win. Think they are getting sick of being on the wrong end of this com-

petition.” It’s getting to the point where “competition” might be a little strong. The last three President Cups have been a rout. “I feel it’s really important for the Internationals to get a win,” Scott said. “We need to make this thing really relevant, make it a real competition, because it’s gotten a big lopsided the last few outings. I think we’ve got a team that can win this week, but the only way we can do it is by playing good and wanting it more than the Americans.”

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an you feel it? Fall is making its annual round, which could only mean one thing, a fresh, exciting year of sports at J.L. Crowe. Along with the falling leaves and damp air, comes a well anticipated season of volleyball. Captivating audiences this weekend, the senior girls, including some Grade 10, and always Grades 11 and 12 athletes, came out triumphant by winning their first games of the season at the Mount Sentinel tournament on Friday

and Saturday. With many supporters watching, they successfully finished in seventh place overall. Also, with the start of a new school year comes the start of soccer season. The senior boys’ soccer team was victorious in Nakusp this weekend. Buoyed by the addition of Rossland athletes, the boys swept through the round robin pounding Mt. Sentinel 8-0 in the opening match, then shutting out Invermere 4-0 and Creston 2-0, before a decisive 5-1 drubbing of Ashcroft in the semifinal. In the final match against Burns Lake, the Crowe side felt the affects of traveling with just 12 players, and, with fatigue setting in, battled to a 3-3 draw. However, the Hawks would find a way to win, soaring to a 4-3 win in a shoot out to take top prize. “I think that final



The J. L. Crowe senior girls volleybal team won its first games of the season at a tournament at Mount Sentinel Secondary School on the weekend. game would have been more one-sided in our favour if the team had not run out of gas,” said Crowe coach Neil Moon in an email. Coming in first place in the tournament, the team grinned with pride while posing with their trophy. Overall, with both

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him, he should have the final word, although you can encourage him to tell Dad to stop. We also recommend that you open your own email account so you are not subjected to this assault on your senses. Although why you would voluntarily open any email from this man is beyond us. Dear Annie: I’m 14 years old and adopted. As I’ve gotten older, the feeling of wanting to know my real family has grown stronger. Because my adoption wasn’t open, I can’t meet my biological family. I know the government means well by these laws, but it makes me feel empty

ing to protect you. But we understand that this is hard and unsatisfying for you. There are counselors who specialize in this field. Ask your parents to make an appointment for all of you to talk with someone who will assist in figuring out the best way to deal with your frustrations and how much information your parents can give you. They can get a referral from your pediatrician. Dear Annie: “In Turmoil in Kansas,” the 45-year-old gay man, could have been me 16 years ago. I lived alone in Michigan, but I had no job, no social life, no partner and only one friend -and he lived far away. I was in the closet and didn’t know anything about PFLAG. I found that smoky, noisy and crowded bars were not for me. I was so scared to tell anyone I’m gay. I am now 46, have a great partner, live in Florida, joined the

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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today’s New Moon is the perfect time to ask yourself what you can do to improve your closest relationships. What kind of friend or partner are you? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Every month, the New Moon is a chance to make resolutions. Think about what you can do to improve your job as well as your health. (That covers a lot.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Our focus on work and success often overshadows our need to express our creative energy. Children love to be creative. Adults often dismiss it. Do you take time to be creative? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a good day to think how you can improve family relationships and also how you can improve where you live. These are important

aspects of your life. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) We are social creatures, and communication with others is important. Observe your style of communicating today. Do you really listen? Do you really care? VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Take a few moments today to ask yourself what really matters to you, from your point of view. If you know what matters, you’ll know how to spend your time. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Today, the only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place, which means this is the perfect time to look in the mirror to see how you can improve your image. Any ideas? SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) It’s good to know what your spiritual values are, because these are your guidelines. Give some thought to this today. What helps you make

important decisions? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Today’s New Moon urges you to study your friends. Do you hang out with quality people? Your friends actually can influence your future. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) How do you want to be perceived by others? Today’s New Moon is your chance to think about why you want others to respect you.

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Help Wanted Integra Tire, Woody’s Tire & Auto is looking for an experienced full time TIRE TECHNICIAN If you have experience mounting and balancing tires, are available for full time employment, and work well in a fast paced environment please contact Woody at Phone 250-364-1208 or in person at 1995 Columbia Ave in Trail PART TIME experienced kitchen help, available all days. Apply in person Lil T’s Cafe, 2905 Hwy Dr., Trail.

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Invest your future with one of the world’s largest lumber companies Castelgar Division IMMEDIATE OPENING TICKETED “B” Welders, Electricians, and Millwrights International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at Interfor is looking for ticketed “B” Welder with Millwriting experience, Planer Tech 1, electricians, and millwrights to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own, and in a team environment. Applicants must be flexible with shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers a competitive wage and benefits package as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by Oct 8, 2013 to Interfor’s front office in Castlegar. Candidates can also submit their resume by mail, fax, or email to: PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N 3W4 Fax: (604) 422-3252 or email: We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

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

PLUMBERS / GAS FITTERS: M and K Plumbing and Heating is the largest Mechanical Contracting and Service firm in the East Kootenay region. Established more than two decades ago, our reputation of customer service and quality product has allowed us to grow consistently every year, expanding our markets, and taking on larger and more challenging projects. We are currently in need of CONSTRUCTION AND SERVICE PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS - BOTH JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES - to provide expertise and technical skill to our service customers, and assist in the successful completion of our construction projects. Additional experience in refrigeration, sheet metal, fire sprinkler installation, or furnace repair would be an asset, as well as any additional gas or electrical tickets. WEBSITE:

EXPERIENCED SERVERS. Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends. No phone calls. Apply with resume between 2-4:30pm to JJ L’Rock, 1290 Esplanade. FREEDOM Quest Regional Youth Services is looking for a dynamic and professional person to fill the combined position of facilitator for both the Youth Drug and Alcohol Intensive Day Treatment Program (RADD)and the Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. 35 hrs fulltime with complete benefits. Posting Closes: Wednesday, October 7th,@ 4:00 p.m. Email Teresa Winter, Executive Director at with cover letter and resume. FULL-TIME &Part-time positions. Applicant must be available to work days, evenings, weekends. Please apply in person with resume to Warfield Fas Gas. 800 Schofield Hwy.

Trades, Technical We are looking for the following people to help grow our team:

· Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technicians · Journeyman Electricians · Journeyman Welders · General Foreman SMS Equipment in Elkford, BC has moved into their brand new facility and is now hiring supervisors and tradespeople!!! We offer a wide variety of shifts to accommodate employees who want to achieve work life balance or the opportunity to work overtime. We also offer temporary staff housing while you find your own accommodation in the beautiful Elk Valley. We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace.

Room Attendant and Office help wanted. Drop off resume in person & apply at Casa Alpina 1199 Highway 3B Rossland

We Offer A Very Competitive Compensation Package.

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Route 302 8 papers 12th & 15th Ave Route 303 15 papers 12th Ave, 2nd St, Grandview Route 304 13 papers 12th & 14th Ave Route 307 21 papers 16th & 17th Ave, Smith Cres, Tamara Cres

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

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


Route 211 27 papers Hazelwood Dr, Oliva Cres, Viola Cres Route 218 10 papers Glen Dr, Hermia Cres Route 219 15 papers Hazelwood Dr

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

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

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Houses For Sale

Trades, Technical

Home Improvements

Apt/Condo for Rent

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Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761.


Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

ROSSLAND, Downtown, apt and rooms for rent, short-term/ long-term. 250-231-8015

POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to the operation’s Maintenance Supervisor and working with tradesman, and other team members, the candidate will carry out maintenance programs and projects at the division. This is a challenging position and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment. 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

MILLWRIGHT Tolko Industries Ltd. currently seeks Certified Millwright to join our teams located in the Okanagan region of BC. POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance repair, installation and modification of equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: •Certified Millwright with a Planerman endorsement •Forestry Industry exp. an asset •Superior Troubleshooting Skills •Exc. Organizational Skills •Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset •Strong safety background •Desire to work in a team environment BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US! “We provide a dynamic environment w/ competitive compensation where people succeed as our most valuable resource.” READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: submit your resume by October 6, 2013.


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 1-855-653-5450


Merchandise for Sale

Fruit & Vegetables 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

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 Downtown. $650./mo. 368-6076

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Duplex / 4 Plex 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.

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

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

Ladies skis/poles/boots Brand new - size 9 $900 250-3640152

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

Real Estate 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.

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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

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

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

Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval

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.

1148 Bay Ave, Trail S RE AC 20


Glenmerry $264,000 D CE DU RE

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

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CITY OF TRAIL NOTICE OF PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTION Take notice that Trail City Council intends to adopt a bylaw that will allow a permissive tax exemption pursuant to section 224(2)(a) of the Community Charter for the property at 760 Eldorado Street, legally described as Lots 11 – 13, Except Parcel A, Block 26, DL 230, Plan 465A, K.D. for the 2014 taxation year. The property subject to this bylaw would have generated $933.85 in tax revenues based on the 2013 assessed value and tax rates. The amount should be similar for 2014 and the following 2 tax years. Michelle McIsaac Corporate Administrator




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Salmo $279,000




Fruitvale $379,000 W NE


Trail $109,000


Fruitvale $459,000


Glenmerry $229,000


Trail $160,000 W NE



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




1993 CADILLAC Seville Sedan, red, 4.9L, V8, 89000 miles. $1,250. 250-368-3421


Pend d’Orellie $499,000 W NE

Fruitvale $239,000

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BEAVER FALLS, 3bd. 2bth., large yard. $800./mo. plus utilities. 250-362-3316 E.TRAIL, 2BD. by Safeway. Responsible seniors pref. N/P Avail.Nov.1st. 250-368-9257

BEAUTIFUL DININGROOM Suite, light oak. Hutch, buffet, 2 captain chairs, 4 standard chairs. $800.00. Ph.250-3679191


Houses For Sale

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Homes for Rent

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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.

4 STUDDED tires, like new, on wheels. $100. 185-70-R14. 250-357-2688


Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Electrician to join our team at our Lavington Planer Division in the Okanagan Region of BC.






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Council delays decision on Columbia Brewery rezoning By Lorne Eckersley Creston Valley Advance

Louis Bockner/Shambhala Music Festival

The annual Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo attracts over 10,000 people and is recognized throughout the world as one of the premier music festivals.

Shambhala nabs four awards NELSON – The Shambhala Music Festival nabbed four awards last month during the International Festival and Events Association’s annual convention and expo in Pittsburgh. The festival, which takes place on the Salmo River Ranch each August, took honours in the following categgories: • Bronze in Best Miscelleneous Media, for the On the Road to Shambhala promotional video edited by Ricardo Hubbbs with music by Clyphs. • Silver in Best Event Photograph for The Village Stage by Novus Photography. • Gold in Best Miscellaneous Decor for The Night Owl by Copper Chris, Wendy Watkin, Cassia Barrett and the Farm Dec team. • Gold in Best Hat for Shambhala 2013 hat by Grassroots California. Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Awards were handed out in 68 different categories.

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Other winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the Kentucky Derby Festival, Memphis in May International Festival, and Indianapolis 500 Festival. International contenders included organizations such as the Seoul Lantern Festival, Signapore World Gourmet Summit, and Grolsch Artboom Festival of Krakow, Poland. The association also recognized Shambhala executive director Corinne Zawaduk, a graduate of the certified festival and event executive program, which recognizes professionals in the festivals and events industry who have attained the highest level of competency in their field.

A rezoning decision that would allow the Columbia Brewery to bring in more ingredients by rail has been delayed until the Oct. 8 town council meeting. On the recommendation of municipal services co-ordinator Ross Beddoes, council agreed to allow staff more time to provide more information. At a public hearing at the Sept. 24 regular meeting, council learned that some neighbours object to the brewery’s plan, which requires it to purchase a residential property and construct a siding to hold up to four rail cars delivering syrups and other brewing ingredients. The property has been occupied as a residential site, but is identified on the town’s official community plan as an industrial site. To be used for the brewery’s purposes, it must be rezoned. Three letters from neighbours were introduced at the public hearing, both citing concerns about noise, vibration, odour, glare from lighting, visuals, types of substances contained in the rail cars, expansion of rail car loading and unloading in the future, property values and the proposed spur line’s nearness to other properties.

Columbia Brewery’s proposal would put the rail spur 6.1 metres (20 feet) from other residential properties, not the 15-metre (50-foot) distance in rail land use guidelines. A letter signed by Doug and Betty Fraser said that the application contradicts the town’s industrial use bylaw, which says, “uses of which are noxious or otherwise undesirable because of smoke, noise, glare, vibration, dirt, odour or electrical interference are prohibited.” In a letter to the town, Oswald made a number of commitments to neighbours, some required under existing town bylaws and others not. The brewery committed to several plans in an attempt to mitigate the impacts to affected parties. Included are a provision for residents to decide on the height and colour of a decorative fence at the edge of brewery property, paying for up to $500 per property for trees and shrubs, removing existing residential fencing upon request, ensuring lighting is positioned to minimize glare for residents, and working with the CPR to use buffer cars between those being switched and engines, which would reduce noise, fumes and vibration at residences.

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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.

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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!



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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


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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.

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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

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Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

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Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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Deanne Lockhart ext 41 Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

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Terry Mooney

Cell: 250-442-6777

Trail Daily Times, October 03, 2013  

October 03, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times