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Americans seek changes to Columbia River Treaty

Montrose council hears meter concerns



Town meeting suggested to educate residents

For almost 50 years the Columbia River Treaty has generated over $250 million annually with a notable portion of those funds being dispersed through the Basin communities. Now, the Americans are looking to significantly re-negotiate those benefits. The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) was signed between the countries in 1964 to develop and operate dams in the upper Columbia River basin for power and flood control benefits to both countries. The Treaty was signed for a minimum length of 60 years, although either country can terminate it by providing 10 years advance, written notice (2014). At stake is money, and a lot of it. Every year since the treaty was signed, the Canadian Entitlement, a term coined for the ongoing downstream power benefits (from $250 million to $350 million), has been deposited into the coffers of the provincial government. “There was an original calculation to what that entitlement should be,” said Mike Hanson, spokesperson for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). “That is the sticking point for us,” he said. “Canada is entitled to half of the downstream benefits on a yearly basis but we believe that the current value is worth significantly less than half of what we are currently paying.” In 2010, a partnership between the BPA and the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was formed, known as the U.S. Entity. The purpose of the Entity was to review the treaty and develop regional recommendations, “for what the northwest thinks we ought to do about the future of the CRT,” explained Hanson. After three years of consultation with 15 regional tribes, stakeholders and 11 federal agencies from Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the Entity will take its final recommendations to the U.S. State Dept. in Washington D.C. mid-December, confirmed Hanson. The first 60 years of the treaty made assumptions about the amount of thermal resources there would be in the northwest developed over time and there were assumptions made that Canada would build those facilities, he said. See RECOMMENDATIONS, Page 3

A Montrose resident dead-set against wireless smart meters found out that he's not just a “lone wolf,” a message further delivered by a delegation to council Monday night. Mario Como and his pack of seven concerned residents shared their views on FortisBC's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project, asking council to get behind a town hall meeting that would educate Montrose residents from the perspective of a company representative but also an electro-magnetic radiation expert. “It's like betting on a horse race that's already run,” he told council. “Waiting is no option, we have to act now.” While all of council supported such a meeting, waiving the rental fee to boot, only Coun. Mary Gay thought that the invite should come from the elected officials. “I don't think this falls under our jurisdiction,” argued Montrose Mayor Joe Danchuk. “It's not our meeting, is what I'm trying to say.” Clearly flustered by the outcome, See SAFETY, Page 3


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FROM PAGE 1 it has for the past 50 years.” “It was sort of like a mortgage Aside from money, today and we believe those facilities, there are concerns regarding the certainly by 2024, will be more long-term social and economic than paid off and the entitlement impacts to the local communities shouldn’t include that.” on both sides of the border, and The U.S. Entity the environmental released draft receffects associated “We are just ommendations in with the construclooking for August, that include: tion and operation of fairness and a ecosystem-based large dams. function as a third priRachael Osborn, treaty that will mary purpose for the director at the continue to Treaty; better address Columbia Institute provide the the region’s interest for Water Policy in reliable and susbased in Spokane, benefits that it tainable hydropower; said that the CRT has for the past continue similar level review process and 50 years.” of flood risk manpossible negotiaagement; and create tions present opporMike Hanson flexibility within the tunities to improve Treaty to respond to the health of the climate change, changing water Columbia River. needs and purposes such as navi“The proposal to add ecosystem gation. function as a co-equal purpose is “I do want to emphasis that this fantastic,” said Osborn. treaty has been a model of inter“We’ve spent years litigating national water management and and spending enormous amounts we have a tremendous relation- of money and planning to get ship with Canada on day-to day healthy salmon back into the operations,” continued Hanson. river,” she said. “It is regrettable “We are just looking for fair- we can’t go back to 1964 but we ness and a treaty that will con- can change the emphasis on how tinue to provide the benefits that the river is managed.”

MLA keeping an eye on CRT By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

The Kootenay West MLA first caught wind of changes the Americans are proposing to the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) at a conference in 2010. The Americans want to re-examine the current agreement because they think it is not equitable and the Canadian Entitlement is too much, said MLA Katrine Conroy. “This has always been a worry for us,” she explained. “And we’ve really had concerns after myself and my colleague Norm MacDonald (MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke) first heard a presentation by the Americans at a conference a few years ago. “After we heard that we went to cabinet to have the government start public consultations in Canada and start addressing the concerns.” Although the major issue is downstream benefits, flood control and environmental issues are also being heard, said Conroy. “We would not decommission dams. Especially after the disconcerting high water levels in 2012,” she said, adding, “they need our flood control, water for irrigation and the power it generates. We are in a good position to negotiate.” The CRT review began in 2011 with a series of public workshops and commitment from the Local Governments’ Committee, with support from Columbia Basin Trust, to provide an opportunity for residents to understand the impact of the treaty and have a say in its future terms. A working draft report of the review was released by the Ministry of Energy and Mines Sept. 28, and one last round of public consultations begin next month. “This is the last kick at the can,” said Conroy. “Here’s one last opportunity to see what they’ve put together and the key issues from people in the Basin before we take it to Cabinet later this year.” Final provincial CRT workshops are scheduled for Jaffray (Nov. 4), Golden (Nov. 5), Nakusp (Nov. 6) and Castlegar (Nov. 7).

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FROM PAGE 1 Gay looked stern sitting cross armed. She’s worried that the coalition won’t be taken seriously and that the company would be a no show. “If Fortis doesn’t come to the town hall meeting then what are they afraid of? That’s the way I look at it,” she said. The coalition urged council to stand up for little Montrose. Resident Deb Sedgwick reminded the elective representatives that it was the village’s fight for their school that changed government policy on how schools are closed in the province and that this is no time to roll over. “To say that you cannot speak for everyone is true but as the elective reps for this community, there are many times that decisions are made that not all taxpayers agree with, but this is your job,” she said, pleading them to hold a meeting to gauge where residents stand. Eileen Como was there to support her husband but also added her opinion. She said that a message from corporations is often readily available but rarely balanced. “The tobacco industry and the sugar industry for years covered up information that should have been made known to the public and never hap-



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pened,” she said. “Now we have smart meters on the horizon and people aren’t being told about them. “People are quite naive, really, when it comes to them.” Her husband made his case, one that has been a growing process for him since he first began to educate himself on the new meters. What he found was rather scary, he said, counting the environmental and health risks among many points. Como is not against wired automated devices and wishes B.C. would follow suit with Alberta but said the choice has been “money over health.” He is fearful for the compromised like fellow resident Willard White, who has a pacemaker. Pointing to BioInitiative 2012 (, biologically-based exposure standards for low-intensity electromagnetic radiation, Como argued that low levels of radiation are just as harmful. Opting out will cost you, he suggested, airing his disgust with Energy Minister Bill Bennett. “As far as I’m concerned this is a bullying tactic in the government’s part and it is absolutely extortion and nobody should take that because the B.C. Utilities Commission


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THE CANADIAN PRESS KELOWNA, B.C. - The driver in a fatal car-surfing incident near Kelowna two years ago has pleaded guilty to causing his friend’s death. Estevan, Sask., resident Chris Bezaire, 29, confessed in a Kelowna courtroom to criminal negligence causing the death of 24-yearold Jody Rud. Bezaire faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and returns to court Dec. 10 for a pre-sentence report. Rud, a Kelowna resident, was killed while riding on the roof of Bezaire’s Pontiac Sunfire along a Kelowna-area logging road. Police say Bezaire lost control of the car, which skidded off the road, tossing Rud to his death. Rud was one day shy of his 25th birthday. He and his friends were celebrating the milestone at a forestry campsite on June 11, 2011. The car was travelling about 40 km/h. when it rolled 17 metres down a steep embankment and hit a tree. Rud’s body was found further downhill. He wasn’t crushed by the car but died from the fall, said thenregional coroner Mark Coleman. Bezaire, a longtime friend, had minor injuries. He wasn’t drinking. He showed no sign of impairment and officers had no reason to ask him for a breath or blood sample, spokesman Const. Steve Holmes said at the time. Bezaire had a clean record until then and continues to feel profound remorse, said his lawyer Grant Gray. “Not a day goes by that he doesn’t think about it,” he said.

B.C. works to close Asia gas deals By Tom Fletcher Black Press

As the latest anti-pipeline protest rally gathered on the lawn of the B.C. legislature Monday, the minister in charge of natural gas exports prepared for a sales trip to Asia. Minister for Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman leaves Friday for South Korea, China and Malaysia to meet with multinational energy companies that are still a year away from final decisions on billions of investment in gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas plants on the North Coast. Speaking to reporters from Vancouver Monday, Coleman said Sunday’s announcement by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Rezak of a $36 billion investment by governmentowned Petronas in B.C. LNG is an important step. Meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Kuala Lumpur, Rezak called the investment a “significant landmark decision,” after Petronas spent $5 billion last year to buy Alberta-based gas producer Progress Energy Inc. “Their prime minister made this announcement with our prime minister, and Petronas is owned by the government of Malaysia, so that means the boss is pretty keen on British Columbia,” Coleman said. Coleman defended the rec-

ord of B.C.’s 50-year-old gas drilling industry, which was targeted along with oil proposals by about 200 chanting protesters. The group calls itself PowerShift, an extension of earlier Idle No More and Occupy protests targeting corporations, oil and gas development and greenhouse gas emissions. “We have never had a well stem fail in British Columbia at any time since we’ve been doing natural gas drilling in B.C., ever,” Coleman said.

“We have never affected the water table.” Inside the legislature, NDP leader Adrian Dix drew attention to the empty debate chamber, on the day a fall session would have begun. Dix said the B.C. Liberal government has abandoned its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets in the rush to develop and export vast shale gas reserves, and has avoided debate on the issue by keeping the legislature shut down until February.

The NDP has also targeted the government’s budget cuts for skill training, at a time when the government says thousands of jobs will be created by expanding the gas industry. Coleman said the government is getting close to announcing its plan for skills training to handle LNG development. His meetings in Asia will include discussions with international producers about training B.C. workers at facilities overseas.


Man questions cost of refusing smart meter By Wanda Chow

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For the past yearand-a-half, a Burnaby man has managed to decline to have a BC Hydro smart meter installed at his house. But that may soon change now that he’s received a notice of how much it will cost to keep the status quo. Balbir Khakh, 71, is a lung cancer patient and has been turning down requests to have the new meter installed out of safety concerns, although he said he has not discussed the issue with his doctor.

Smart meters are capable of relaying information on power consumption to the electrical utility several times a day through the use of radio transmitters. Customers can access the information online to better control their electricity use, and the utility is notified automatically of power outages. But Khakh isn’t really interested. He’s received three visits and two phone calls from BC Hydro and each time he’s turned them down. Then two weeks ago he received a

notice setting out his options: keep his old electrical meter and pay $35 a month; receive a smart meter but with the radiotransmitter function turned off and pay $100 for set up and then $20 a month; or agree to have a smart meter installed at no cost. It was not only more costly than Khakh expected, but he questioned why the fees are monthly when he only gets his meter read every two months? And citing media reports that more than 2,600 BC Hydro employees earned

more than $100,000 last year, he added, “If they’re increasing charges to the public, why they don’t tighten their own belt?” He said he hasn’t yet decided but the fees are so high he may end up accepting a new smart meter. “I feel bad but I have no option.” In Burnaby, 91,100 smart meters have been installed and 800 customers, or one per cent, have asked BC Hydro to hold off. That compares with 1.83 million installed and 60,000 declined provincewide.


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Council continues ban on backyard chickens By Alex Butler Abbostford News

Backyard chickens will continue to be banned in Abbotsford’s urban areas following a decision from council on Monday evening. Leslie Stettler, an Abbotsford resident, asked council to consider a pilot project allowing people to have small flocks of hens in their backyards.

A report from city staff recommended council continue to ban keeping chicken in residential areas, stating that despite requests to keep flocks, the city receives complaints about neighbours with chickens – mostly due to rodent attraction, noise and unsightliness. The report also states that to a lesser extent, concerns about avian flu have been raised.


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Mayoral candidate under police protection following incidents THE CANADIAN PRESS LAVAL, Que. - An unnerving sequence of incidents has prompted a mayoral candidate to seek police protection in scandal-plagued Laval, Que. The candidate first released a phone conversation she recorded with her former boss, ex-mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, who faces criminal gangsterism charges. Despite his legal troubles, Vaillancourt was overheard offering to get involved in her campaign and help with financing, which echoed similar offers he is alleged to have made to other politicians over the years. The candidate, Claire Le Bel, refused the offer and publicly released the recording Monday. Later that same day, her campaign manager was assaulted. Le Bel told a news conference Tuesday that she fears for her safety and no longer drives her car alone. She asked for and received police protection, she said. She also said her aide is doing well after the Monday night assault. She said her campaign manager Reny Gagnon has filed a complaint with provincial police, but wouldn’t provide any details about the circumstances surrounding the attack. As for the recording, Le Bel told reporters the 50-minute conversation was taped as a precaution in August. In it, Vaillancourt asks Le Bel how the campaign is going and whether she’d recruited all her candidates. He discusses financing and asks for a private meeting with Le Bel. Le Bel said investigators with Quebec’s Charbonneau inquiry were made aware of the tape the next day, but they decided not to act on the information and deemed it a “low priority.” So Le Bel decided to go public. A copy of the recording is now in the hands of Quebec’s anti-corruption police unit. “After all this city has been through, I have no doubt that Laval residents have a right to know that Gilles Vaillancourt is trying to interfere in the campaign,” Le Bel told reporters.

Trade talk hits snag over human rights clause THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - There’s a new pothole on the long, bumpy road towards a Canada-Europe free trade deal: whether human rights and weapons of mass destruction should be addressed in a side agreement to the overall pact. Diplomats from the European Union say that Canada is balking at the inclusion of language in a final text that would speak to the importance of affirming human rights and non-proliferation efforts. The clauses would not appear in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement but in a separate so-called Strategic Partnership Agreement. The EU’s new ambassador to Canada, Marie-Anne Coninsx, said Tuesday the two pacts are linked and there won’t be a deal on one without the other. The long-stalled free trade talks have been a work in progress since 2009, while negotiations on the partnership agreement started in 2011. Coninsx said she knows Canada and the EU agree totally on the importance of human rights, but if it’s not included

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - An RCMP allegation that Sen. Mike Duffy awarded $65,000 in Senate contracts to a friend who did little actual work is the latest twist in the case of the troubled former Conservative. The Mounties filed a production order in an Ottawa court on Tuesday to gain access to bank account records related to the allegation. They are looking at new allegations of fraud and breach of trust against Duffy, based on fresh findings. “That investigation determined that Sen. Duffy hired a friend as

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in the agreement, that could affect the bloc’s future treaty negotiations. “If we would say, ‘OK’ with all agreements in the world, but not Canada, we send out a wrong signal with other countries,” she said. Manfred Auster, head of the EU’s political sector, said the EU insists that all major agreements it negotiates contain language that promotes human rights and fights the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. “We think Canada is fighting against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction globally. We are completely sure that Canada, like ourselves, is promoting human rights,” Auster explained. But he said leaving it out of the current negotiations would set “a kind of negative precedent” in the EU’s future treaty talks. Auster suggested that could give other countries, perhaps those with less stellar human rights records, some wiggle room to keep those two issues out of their agreements with the EU. “We think because we share these


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salient feature of American “exceptionalism” is the belief that the United States can never be ordinary. If it is not the best, then it must be the worst. If it is not destined to dominate the world forever, then it is doomed to decline and decay. This kind of thinking explains why much of the commentary in the United States about the recent “shut-down” of the US government, and also about the impending default on the national debt (due on Oct. 17), has started at hysterical and quickly geared up to apocalyptic. We Americans have lost the mandate of Heaven, and it will soon be raining frogs and blood. So everybody take your tranquilizer of choice (mine’s a double scotch), and let’s consider what is actually going on here. The United States is the world’s oldest democratic country, with an 18th-century constitution that is bound to be an awkward fit for 21stcentury politics. But that hasn’t stopped the United States from becoming the world’s biggest economy and its greatest power. Has something now gone fundamentally wrong? The problem lies in

Congress, specifically in the House of Representatives, where the Republican majority is refusing to pass the budget, and threatening not to raise the official debt ceiling either, unless President Barack Obama postpones the implementation of his bill extending medical care to all Americans. The Affordable Care Act was passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by Obama almost four years ago. Last year it passed scrutiny by the Supreme Court, and was subsequently welcomed by a majority of the voters in the presidential election, so Obama is understandably refusing to yield to blackmail. But the House Republicans seem mysteriously unworried by the fact that the public blames them for the impending train wreck. Why? Because 80 per cent of the Republicans in the House of Representatives don’t have to worry about what the general public thinks. They represent Congressional districts that have been so shamelessly gerrymandered by state legislatures that it is almost impossible for anybody who is a Republican to lose an election there. National public opinion is no threat


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to them, whereas the views of their extremist Tea Party colleagues are a potentially lethal danger. You can’t gerrymander the Senate; every senator’s “district” is the entire state he or she represents. State legislatures controlled by the Democrats also gerrymander congressional districts to create safe seats for their own party, but there is no organized extremist group in the Democratic Party that will try to destroy elected members of their own party who do not toe the ideological line. Whereas in the Republican Party, there is. Republicans seeking reelection to the House of Representatives may not have to worry about their Democratic opponents, but they certainly have to fear the Tea Party. If it decides to mount a challenge to

an incumbent in the Republican primary elections, the far-right challenger will be lavishly funded by the Tea Party’s wealthy supporters, and that may mark the end of the incumbent’s political career. So the Republicans in the House of Representatives, even those generally open to compromise, are keeping their heads down for fear of angering the Tea Party. That means it is possible (though not probable) that the Oct. 17th deadline will be missed, and the US government will be forced to default on its debt. How bad would that be? Very bad, according to a US Treasury spokesperson. “Credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, US interest rates could skyrocket, the negative spillovers could reverberate around the world.” And it might rain frogs and blood. Or maybe not. There would certainly be turmoil in the markets: many people would lose money, and some would gain. But it would not be a repeat of the crash of 2009, when it was suddenly understood that huge amounts of the mortgage debt held by banks could never be

repaid. The US government can still pay its debts; it just has to get Congress’s permission first. And the markets, while prone to panic, are not completely stupid. Nor is the US Constitution fundamentally broken. It always requires a fair degree of compromise between the various branches of the government in order to work smoothly, and at most times in history that cooperation has been forthcoming. The current paralysis is due mainly to the gerrymandering of Congressional districts that makes members of the House of Representatives less afraid of public opinion than of the views of their own party’s hard-liners. It wouldn’t hurt to put some controls on election spending as well, so that rich ideologues had less influence over the political process. But that is merely desirable; ending the gerrymandering is absolutely essential. It will take time, but this is a problem that can be fixed. And in the meantime, the US government is not really going broke. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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ritish Columbia is also has a more comprehensive often thought of as a set of water quality guidelines province characterized than any other province in by towering mountains Canada. But although B.C. has and magnificent ocean views a wealth of data and research but throughout its history - on water quality, this data and from the First Nations who research is not easily accessible lived here for millennia to the for the average citizen. gold rushes of the 1800s to recCanadian Environmental reational salmon fishing today indicators - Water reviews and - it is rivers that have been cen- highlights many of the results tral to British from numerous Columbians’ B.C. government lives. water quality studThat’s why it’s ies and finds that no coincidence there are many that Rivers Day major B.C. rivstarted in British ers that have seen Columbia in dramatic improve1980. The last ments in water JOEL Sunday in quality over the September is past 30 years. For now recognized example, chloride Troy Media as World Rivers concentrations in Day and there the Fraser River were plenty of events in river have declined substantially communities across the prov- since 1979 due to changes in ince. the bleaching processes used Rivers Day has often been by pulp mills. This is true both a time to reflect on the prob- at Hope and just downstream lems facing rivers and on of Prince George and Quesnel. ways to improve stewardship. The Okanagan River has But going forward, we should experienced declining levels of take a moment to recognize phosphorus, a past cause of the many success stories of frequent nuisance algal blooms improved river health across that were bad for the tourthe province. ism and the recreation sector B.C. has a long history of the region depends on. Indeed, monitoring the quality of the due to investments in sewage water in its rivers, and has treatment and the implemenreams of data and countless tation of fertilizer management reports on specific locations plans, phosphorus levels in the across the province over time. Okanagan Basin are back to B.C. also developed a Water levels last seen in the early Quality Index which is now 1900s, the levels prior to intenbeing used by governments sive agricultural and urban and researchers to classify development. water quality in Canada and The Columbia River downaround the world. The province stream of Trail has experienced

declining levels of fluoride, cadmium, iron, lead, zinc, and barium since 1979. The water quality is considered good for aquatic life and human consumption (with minor treatment), which is impressive considering it’s downstream from a metal smelter, fertilizer plant, and wastewater treatment facility. Due to the natural composition of soil and rock in B.C., concentrations of metals in rivers can exceed B.C.’s water quality guidelines in times of heavy flow. But according to the B.C. Ministry of the Environment, these exceedances are likely harmless to humans or wildlife. Though not a major river, the restoration of the Tsolum River on Vancouver Island is one of the biggest success stories in B.C. A community restoration project resulted in the return of fish and bugs to the river 40 years after toxic releases from an abandoned mine virtually destroyed the river’s ecosystem. So now that Rivers Day is past, let’s not forget our success stories; over the past 30 years we have improved the stewardship and the quality of the water in our rivers across the province. I know I will be celebrating this weekend while I am fishing for Coho salmon in the Fraser. Joel Wood is an economist with the Centre for Environmental Studies at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver and a fourth generation British Columbian.


Send brawlers off the ice for good An editorial from the Toronto Star It was a sweet win for the Leafs, edging out the Canadiens 4-3 in the first game of what Toronto fans hope will be a great season. However, in the ugliest incident Leafs enforcer Colton Orr squared off with an old rival, Habs’ tough guy George Parros. Parros went down while trying to throw a punch and hit the ice face first, knocking himself out. He was carried off on a stretcher with a concussion. For a moment, the gooncheering Bell Centre in Montreal fell quiet, as hockey chalked up its latest brawling injury. Fans supposedly love a fight. At least that’s what National Hockey League Commissioner

Gary Bettman believes. “But (fighting) has been declining in its frequency,” he told the CBC last week. “There’s less fighting in the game than we had years ago. I mean we penalize it as the game constantly evolves.” If true, that evolution was hard to spot on opening night. The game saw three other fights that drew major penalties. The Canadian Medical Association voted overwhelmingly this summer to “condemn the complacency of the NHL” toward hockey violence. And with good reason. This doesn’t happen in other major pro sports including football, soccer, baseball or basketball. Only hockey is a blood sport. Bettman’s argument that hockey is “very physical, very

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fast, very emotional,” far from being a rationale to allow fighting, is the best reason to heavily penalize it. Players who drop the gloves should face stiffer penalties. A game misconduct for the first brawl, not the second, would send the message that is needed. And the game misconducts that aggressors and repeat instigators face should be beefed up. A five-game suspension for the first infraction, and multiples of that for subsequent ones, would make it too costly to go out on the ice to pick a fight. The NHL should hand the ice back to the speedy skaters, the great stick handlers, the high scorers and the goalies, and send the goons off to the lockers.

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OBITUARIES SWANSON, GEORGE EMERSON — was born on June 21, 1929 in Leroy, Saskatchewan and passed away on October 4, 2013 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with his family at his side. Dad was employed by Cominco for 43 years. On July 1, 1946 he started with the Tadanac Fire Dept., and spent the next 41 years with the Dept., which came to be known as the Cominco Fire Dept. When he retired on April 25, 1987 he had served the last 15 years as the Fire Chief. This was something he was very proud of up to his last day. Dad was a life-long volunteer in our community where he spent countless hours helping others and serving as a director on the many organization’s boards including: President of the Trail Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris fellowship award; Rossland Trail Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge Friendship 144, Kiro Manor Board, Jubilee Place Board, McBride Manor, Trail United Church, and Villa. Dad was also a life-time member of the BC Fire Chiefs Association. One of his proudest achievements was being awarded the Trail Citizen of the Year Award in 1996. Over the last 21/2 years, he found great pleasure serving his new community at Rosewood Village. George is survived by his son Ken (Suzi, Erika, Rachel), his daughter Carol (Kerstyn,Taylor,Tabi), his great-grandchildren Mia, Bella, George, his 4 sisters Jean Smith, Lorna Ciriani (John), Norma Russell (Wally), Phyllis Draper (Barcley), and families. He is also survived by his loving wife of 24 years Bernie and her children Glenda Paterson (Jim), Charlene Davidow (David), Leslie Morris (Rick), Murray Walsh (Gaylene), and families. George was predeceased by his first wife Vivvian, his parents Herbert and Lenora, his brother-in-law Gordon Smith, his niece Jean Ciriani and nephew Braden Draper. The family would like to thank Dr. Van Vliet, Dr.Hii and the emergency room nurses for the immediate help and attention when Dad arrived. Also thanks to Derrilyn and Tony, and the 3rd floor nurses, for keeping Dad comfortable to the end. Special thanks to the Rosewood Village Community for the care and friendship over the last 2 1/2 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Trail United Church, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 am with Pastor Shayne McIntyre officiating. Final resting place will be at the Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence on the family’s online register at


Greater Trail employees of the Kootenay Savings and Credit Union proudly display the award the company received from the Canadian Cancer Society.

KSCU honoured by Canadian Cancer Society

SUBMITTED TRAIL – Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) has been named a Provincial Community Champion for 2012 by the Canadian Cancer Society for their extensive commitment to the charity organization. The award, presented by Allison McCarthy and Stacey Cassidy of the Society, was received on Friday by a group of employees from Kootenay Savings’ departments and branches in the Greater Trail area. Kootenay Savings supports the Canadian Cancer Society

annually by sponsoring, volunteering at and participating in the Trail, Castlegar and Columbia Valley Relay For Life, the Society’s signature community fundraising event. In addition, employees of Kootenay Savings have organized events such as Growvember, Bike to Work Week and other fundraising initiatives to help the Society provide support to people living with cancer, fund cancer research, and share the message of cancer prevention. The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to a

world where no Canadian fears cancer, a vision that is supported by Kootenay Savings, where it is a priority to instill the values of volunteerism in employees. “It is truly an honour for Kootenay Savings to receive the Community Champion Award from the Cancer Society,” shared Kootenay Savings Community Liaison, Aron Burke.  “As an organization that has, unfortunately, had a number of employees affected by cancer over the years, it’s very important for us to support the Cancer

Society’s mission of eradicating cancer, and enhancing the quality of life of Canadians living with cancer.” ”Kootenay Savings is a model business in Kootenay communities,” says Stacey Cassidy, Coordinator of the Trail Relay For Life. “They extend the spirit of team work by giving back to their communities. We feel privileged to be the recipients of that good will”.   For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society, contact the Trail office at 250-364-0403.

Physicists win Nobel for unlocking mysteries of universe THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STOCKHOLM, Sweden Physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theoretical discoveries on how subatomic particles acquire mass.

Their theories were confirmed last year by the discovery of the so-called Higgs particle at a laboratory in Geneva, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. The announcement, which was widely expected, was delayed by one hour, which is highly unusual.

Englert and Higgs theorized about the existence of the particle in the 1960s to provide an answer to a riddle: why matter has mass. The tiny particle, they believed, acts like molasses on snow - causing other basic building blocks of nature to stick together, slow

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Reach a Reader With flu season looming, immunization campaign begins program benefits Greater Trail TRAIL – Black Press and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy are collecting donations for the 3rd Annual Reach a Reader! By making a donation to this campaign, you are supporting literacy programs in your community. Thank you for making the difference. The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is the Columbia Basin and Boundary region not-for-profit literacy organization. CBAL programs support seniors, adults, families, youth and children of all ages improve English, reading, writing, numeracy, computer and workplace skills. In Greater Trail family literacy programs aim to provide parents and caregivers with the skills needed to support their children’s literacy development. One of our family programs is Back to School with Baby. This program offers parents the opportunity to upgrade and take Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses with an instructor while their children are being cared for on-site by a nurturing caregiver. The program is of great benefit to many families. It gives them an opportunity to connect with other parents and free child-minding. This program is offered at Selkirk College on Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and is a joint partnership with Selkirk College. As well, CBAL offers a number of adult literacy programs that provide adult learners with the tools and skills needed to be successful in the modern world. Adult Basic Computer classes will be offered in November at Glenmerry Elementary School. Register today to attend these free classes. Additional support is offered at the Community Learning Place at Selkirk College every Friday from 9 to noon. If you would like one to one help using a computer and would like to start today join us at the Community Learning Place. This program is offered in partnership with Selkirk College. Are you interested in attending a literacy program in your community? To learn more about our programs, please visit or contact Sonia Tavares, Community Literacy Coordinator- Greater Trail at stavares@cbal. org or 250.921.7289.

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Leaves are turning, days are shortening - the classic signs that winter is on its way. With winter comes cold and flu season, so with autumn comes flu shots. Provinces and territories have launched or are gearing up for the annual effort to persuade Canadians to vaccinate themselves and their children against influenza. Though many jurisdictions now give the vaccine for free to all comers, it is believed fewer than one-third of Canadians take flu vaccine and in some places the number may be more like one in four or one in five. “That’s an ongoing challenge,” admits Dr. Jeff Kwong, a public health physician at Toronto Western Hospital who has done a lot of research on flu vaccine issues as a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, also in Toronto. “I think if governments want to keep higher uptake they really need to invest in promotion.” There still are some provinces - Prince Edward Island and British Columbia, for instance - that only pay for vaccine for people deemed to be at high risk from the complications of flu. High risk people typically include seniors, children between the ages of six months (the earliest point at

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which flu vaccine is given) and five years, pregnant women, and children and people with certain health conditions. Some also covered are people who care for these high-risk individuals and could transmit flu to them, though the list differs from province to province and people in doubt should check their health ministry’s website or ask a doctor. Kwong, who has studied Ontario’s universal flu shot program - which was the first in the world when introduced in 2000 - says it doesn’t matter so much whether a program is free for all or only for targeted groups, so long was people are vaccinated. “So it’s not just good enough to offer it for free to everyone. You actually have to find a way to get them into people’s arms,” he says. Dr. Barbara Raymond, director of pandemic preparedness at the Public Health Agency of Canada, says this year provinces and territories have jointly purchased about 10

million doses of vaccine from four suppliers: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis and AstraZeneca. The first three make injectable vaccine while the latter sells Flumist, an aero-

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Creston Valley residents get another chance to protest against global giant Monsanto on Saturday at 3 p.m., says local organizer Karolyn Whitford. “Our protest march and rally will be coordinated with marches on six continents in 36 countries around the world,” said Whitford. “More than 250 cities and towns are expected to participate and last spring Creston really showed what a small community can do.” Nearly 200 people marched along Canyon Street in May in an event that drew people of all ages and backgrounds. Some drove in from Cranbrook and Nelson to Creston, which was thought to be the smallest community in Canada to participate. “We really showed that local people care about food production and food security issues, and that genetically modified foods are not the answer,” she said. “The energy at the march was very strong, and the majority of marchers seemed to agree that the more people became educated about genetically modified foods the sooner Canada will join the large number of countries that have labelled or banned the untested and risky ‘substantially equivalent’ GMOs.” Whitford, a mother of four young children, said she has become an activist because she can’t just sit back and not work to make a better future for her family. She is also organizing other local events, including a December visit by nationally known scientists. For more information call 250-428-0782.

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Colwell adds BJJ black belt to repertoire By Jim Bailey

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a perfect example of how simplicity can be the hardest thing to master, but for Pride Gym instructor Corey Colwell the study and practice of the unique Martial Art is all part of his personal growth, and an education he’d like to pass on to others. Colwell spent the past 10 years studying the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and recently earned his black belt under Bart Smith and the auspices of Rigan Machado, a difficult if not rare accomplishment. “I think this makes me the second or third Machado black belt in Canada,” said Colwell. “I could only find one other guy, so it makes me the only Brazilian black belt in the Kootenays, East or West.” Colwell made regular trips to Spokane to study and train, and Smith would come to Trail a few times each year for testing, while Machado, who lives in Los Angeles, visited annually. Jiu-Jitsu, which means the “gentle art”, is the oldest form of martial arts. It originated in India and then spread to Japan, and it’s Brazilian incarnation began with Helio Gracie, son of a Brazilian scholar. Gracie was frail and weighed only 135 pounds, and so at age 16 he began learning Jiu-Jitsu. Because of his size he began to work with and adapt the basic rules of Jiu-Jitsu. He introduced the application of leverage to the art, making it possible for a smaller opponent to defeat a larger one through leverage and simplicity. “It becomes a mind game,” explained Colwell. “It’s not about punching and kicking. It’s all submissions, joint locks, and positioning. Most bullying or attacks go to the ground so if you don’t know how to protect yourself on the ground, you’re going to have a bad day. ” Colwell also holds black belts in Ninjutsu and Japanese Jiu Jitsu but his black belt in Brazilian Jiu

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Recent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black-belt recipient Corey Colwell (left) puts his son Mahum (right) and Yanis Canayer through a workout at Pride Gym last week. Colwell is the only martial arts practitioner in the Kootenays to attain the BJJ black belt distinction. Jitsu was decidedly his most its parent art of Judo in 1914, challenging. BBJ has become not sole“This bar none has the ly a martial art but also a highest standard,” he sport, a method for promotexplained. “Even ing physical fitif you started ness and building “I have other when you were character in young black belts, six, under the people, and, ultimInternational ately, a way of life but this one Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Do). I’m most Federation, you Sparring and proud of.” can’t get a black live drilling play belt until you are a major role in Corey Colwell 19. So pretty high training, and a standards.” premium is placed The addition of the BJJ on performance, especially black belt to Colwell’s reper- in competition, in relation toire is not simply a means to to progress and ascension enhance his skills, but more through its challenging rankas an opportunity to enhance ing system. his ability to teach. “People on the outside of Since its emergence from Martial Arts think black belt

is the pinnacle, but people in the art will tell you that black belt is like graduating high school,” suggested Colwell. “Some people would say, ‘That’s when you really start to learn.’ Especially in the higher belts it becomes more about your ability to teach other people. It’s great if you’re Wayne Gretzky the hockey player, but if you’re Wayne Gretzky the coach, I might want Scotty Bowman.” The difficulty in attaining the belt can also be attributed to the lack of training opportunities available, and Colwell, although proud of his accomplishment, realizes BJJ’s original ideals have become somewhat compromised. “It has become very cost prohibitive for something that started off with a wealthy family that catered to poor people in Brazil,” said Colwell. “You’re talking about an extremely big investment, financially, and time-wise, away from your family.” Classes, competitions, and travel costs can add up, but with the addition of more local gyms in Castlegar, Nelson, and Cranbrook and trained instructors like Colwell, local practitioners will eventually be able to compete closer to home, rather than having to travel long distances for tournaments. “Hopefully if there is more of us here, then there is more opportunity for tournaments.” While the BBJ black belt is a tremendous accomplishment, the Ontario native realizes that it also brings higher expectations and greater responsibility; but it’s a challenge Colwell embraces and hopes to share with others. “I have other black belts, but this one, I’m most proud of. I worked the hardest to get this, it cost me the most, I sacrificed the most,” he added. “In the end, I just want to be the best teacher that I can conceivably be.” Colwell is available for seminars and private consultation, contact him at corey@

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Submitted The Selkirk College Saints opened their 2013-14 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season with a bang, scoring early and often in a 7-2 victory over Eastern Washington University at the Castlegar Recreation Complex on Friday. With over 400 fans in the stands, the team celebrated its 2012-13 BCIHL championship season by lifting its banner to the rafters in front of special guests: Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Board of Governors Chairman Bruce Morrison and Registrar Cathy Mercer. Once the puck dropped, it took the Saints just over a minute to open the scoring as a Jackson Garrett pass was converted from the top of the crease by Connor McLaughlin past Eagles starter Jason Greenwell to give the hosts an early lead. McLaughlin netted his second goal of the period with 5:19 remaining in the frame and helped set up linemate Beau Taylor for Selkirk’s third of the period, but EWU responded

with a pair of powerplay goals and trailed by a single goal after 20 minutes. It was all Saints the rest of the way, however, beginning midway through the second when McLaughlin completed his hat trick on a power-play feed from former Trail Smoke Eater and team captain Logan Proulx. Cody Fidgett scored on another man-advantage minutes later and added two more in the third period to complete a hat trick of his own. James Prigione picked up his first win in net for Selkirk, turning aside 25 shots on the night. Overall, the Saints out-shot their visitors by a 47-27 margin. “Tonight turned into a bit of a special teams battle and our power-play was up for the challenge,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “We got five goals and both units had a lot of success moving the puck and generating scoring opportunities.” The Saints will return to action Friday when the University of Victoria visits Castlegar. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


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Koe foursome wins third Prestige event BY VERNON MORNING STAR

Kevin Koe’s Calgarybased men’s rink grounded American Brady Clark 6-5 in the championship game of the Prestige Hotels Curling Classic Monday afternoon at

the Vernon Curling Club. Koe, the 2010 world champion, went undefeated for his third Vernon cashspiel title after winning the event back-to-back in 2009 and ‘10.

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Trail native and Selkirk Saints captain Logan Proulx is joined by Selkirk College dignitaries (L-R) registrar Cathy Mercer; president Angus Graeme; Bruce Morrison, chair of the board of governors, and Kim Verigin, athletics and recreation coordinator, as the 2012-2013 BC Intercollegiate championship banner is raised at the Castlegar Complex on Friday.

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and tying Creston 2-2, before downing Kimberley 4-1, and the U.S. Team 3-0. However, the highflying Hawks would be grounded in the final by Nelson in a 5-0 loss. The Junior Boys’ soccer team is up and running with 17 players. The team played their first matches Wednesday in a threegame play day, and they provided not only passion, but a great deal of understanding for the sport. Victorious, they won rather easily in all three of their games. All six of the volleyball teams hit the hardwood. Starting with the Senior Girls, who went 1-1 and are still improving from their already impressive beginning. At the Junior Girls’ first tournament at Mount Sentinel in the South Slocan, the team bonded as the volleyball soared. Although Creston was the eventual winner, competition between Crowe and Creston promises an exciting rematch. In Nelson, the Grade 8 teams played five games, in which they all triumphed. In other news, Rossland’s Sage Robine and Daniel Merlo of Trail raced at L.V. Rogers on Wednesday in cross-country running. Taking fifth and sixth place with pride, they elated the audience and illustrated

both talent and potential. With their results consistently improving in award placement and becoming much stronger, success is in their near future. Furthermore, with many strenuous practices, the girls’ field hockey team is developing their skill and unity very effectively. After playing very exceptionally they came up on the short side of a 2-0 game with rival L. V. Rogers of Nelson on Thursday. Unburdened by the loss, the Hawks faced a tough Castlegar side on Monday, as Crowe’s Sidney Pollock scored the lone goal for a well-deserved 1-0 victory. “It was their best game of the season,” said Crowe athletic director Colin Adamson. In addition, the Crowe Aquatics team has been training continuously up to six times a week. Growing in ability and numbers, the team is looking forward to the Zones swim meet on Oct. 26 in Kimberley. With this, they are hoping to qualify for the provincials in Richmond in November. Overall, after hours of dedicated practicing, the teams are fully showing their promise and potential, which gives us all a taste of the prosperous and bright future of J.L Crowe sports.

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everyone. I’m not sure about his intentions and wonder whether I should pursue this relationship or not. -California Gal Dear California: Run, don’t walk, from this relationship. This man is not partner material. He may seem intelligent and nice, but he will expect you to be at his beck and call, and he will have little respect for you. And intimacy? Forget it. The most you can expect is a bossy kind of one-sided friendship, and we don’t need a crystal ball to know that he won’t make you happy. Sorry. Dear Annie: When my neighbors take

three times a day. What would you do? -- Hurt and Worried Dear Hurt: We assume your dog is as easy to care for as you claim. If so, your handyman is overcharging you. Most dogsitters charge between $15 and $30 per day. If someone has to come multiple times, they may charge $15 per visit, but it still doesn’t add up to $90 a day. Make sure he didn’t mean $90 for all five days, which would be more than reasonable. You can find reliable pet-sitters online or get a referral from your veterinarian’s office. And if you are not able or willing to take care of your neighbors’ mail and flowers, so be it. It is a kindness, not an obligation. Dear Annie: This is for “Leave Us Alone,” who is getting pressure from their families about having children. My wife and I were married at 26 and had our children when we

were in our 30s. We spent the first six years of our marriage establishing our careers, beginning our savings, buying our home and taking some great vacations that involved lots of camping and low-cost motels. Reflecting back, I

think those years provided a solid foundation for our now 38-year marriage by giving us the experience of working together as a team, providing mutual support to each other as we tackled the challenges of building our careers and sharing

our lives. -- Still Going Strong 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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their annual two-week vacation, I water their extensive flowers every day and take in their mail. I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and all I ever received was a thank-you and a few daylily transplants. Recently, I had a severe bout with diverticulitis and was in a lot of pain. I could hardly pick up my own mail, much less theirs. This didn’t make the wife happy. I also need surgery and asked whether she would take my terrier, and she refused. She’s taken care of other people’s dogs, so I don’t understand this. I know she will want me to water all of her plants next year, but I don’t think I will, considering she won’t help me in my time of need. I feel used. My dog is 16 years old and healthy, but I worry he won’t survive in a kennel for five days. My handyman is willing to take care of my dog, but he wants $90 per day to come and let him out

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Dear Annie: Recently, I was introduced to an older gentleman. He has never been married, but he did have a son through artificial insemination. His son passed away, and he talks all the time about how special he was. He has a very strong and commanding personality to the point of sometimes being a bit of a bully. It seems like he is always demanding that things be done his way or else. What bothers me most is that he has a low opinion of women. He’s often said that women should do what they are told and stay home and take care of the house and family. And worse, he’s even said how “dirty” women are in regard to their menstrual cycles, and that is why he has never talked about sex. He does seem like a good person -- he’s very intelligent and many people like him. He says he loves me, but he says that to


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YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your idealism is aroused, and your interest in all things foreign is keen now. This could lead to a romantic relationship or friendship with someone from another culture. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Don’t give away the farm today just because you feel sympathetic for someone. After all, you have to protect your own self-interest as well. Beware of crocodile tears. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel disappointed with a close friend today. Perhaps have to ask yourself if your expectations are realistic? Furthermore, did you express these expectations? (Unexpressed expectations almost always lead to disappointment.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Something confusing at

work might affect your earnings or what people think of you. Be clear in all your conversations. If you think something fishy is going on, it is. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Romantic partners might feel disappointed today or jealous and suspicious. You should know that things are confusing and are not necessarily what they seem. Don’t jump to hasty conclusions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If shopping for your home, you might be extravagant today. Remember that your credit card bill has to be paid. These items aren’t as free as they feel. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might spend a lot of time daydreaming today. That’s OK. Do not expect the impossible from others just because you fantasize something. This is the real world.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might be tempted to buy luxurious items today. Make sure you keep your receipts in case you have later regrets. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Don’t expect loved ones to live up to an impossible romantic ideal at this time. You’re involved with a real person who brushes his or her teeth just like you do.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might feel relationships are ending. But perhaps what is ending is your ideal of the relationship. The real world is not a Hollywood movie. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Be realistic in your expectations of friends today, especially in group situations. Or wait to see what they offer. This will help you

to put things in perspective. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Be careful when dealing with authority figures today because you might be tempted to sell out in order to impress someone. Is this really worth it? What price is your integrity? YOU BORN TODAY You are observant, insightful and articulate and often work in the arts. You’re careful with money, and your judgment









can be trusted. You’re wellorganized and an excellent problem solver. You enjoy the comforts of home and life’s pleasures. Many of you work in the arts. Good news! This year might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Nora Roberts, author; David Lee Roth, singer/songwriter; Dan Stevens, actor. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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Unique package: including home+ extra lot. Super private location for this charming older style home. 2 bed up plus a full 1 bedroom suite downstairs , This home has been nicely care for. Covered parking , good storage and lots of extra parking including space for RV if needed. Home sits on a 50x142 view lot and the property comes with a separate 25x142 lot next to the house. You will love the quiet location. Walking distance to town. Quick possession available.

Marie Claude 250-512-1153

MLS# 2392816

MLS# 2393264

MLS# 2393010

MLS# 2391999

MLS# 2392333

Trail $249,000

Trail $167,700

Rossland $249,000

Warfield $138,500

Beaver Falls $299,500

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

ce New Pri

MLS# 2391600

MLS# 2389162

MLS# 2391973

MLS# 2392778

MLS# 2218775

MLS# 2392108

MLS# 2389421

Trail $50,000

Trail $219,000

Rossland $379,000

Fruitvale $224,000

Rossland $327,000



Fruitvale $409,000

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

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

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

Jack McConnachie 250-368-5222

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484

Trail Times Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Classifieds Houses For Sale



Merchandise for Sale


Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Misc. for Sale

Homes for Rent

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

WINTER TIRES. 2-215 60R 16 Goodyear Nordic, new condition, $60./ea.; 3-215 60R 16 Artic Claw, good condition, $20./ea. 250-367-7977

TRAIL, 3bdrm. Glenmerry townhouse, 5 appliances, finished basement, $1100./mo. plus utilities, small dogs ok. 250-368-7068 WARFIELD, 1100sq.ft. 2bed/bath, appliances, garage, close to school/ pool/ trails, no-smoking, available Nov.1. $1150/mo. incl. utilities/ wi/fi. 250-364-1477

Trades, Technical

Real Estate

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

Houses For Sale

21 Week HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Classes start November 18, 2013. Call for more information. Taylor Pro Training Ltd. 1-877-860-7627.

Wanted Wanted Immediately Immediately 1st or 2nd year Apprentice Technician

Need Cash? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000


An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Must be experienced and physically able to work in all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148

PART TIME experienced kitchen help & server, available all days. Apply in person Lil T’s Cafe, 2905 Hwy Dr., Trail. WANETA PLAZA, Trail, BC, is looking to fill a casual/ parttime janitorial position. Previous experience is required. Must be physically fit; able to work from ladders and scaffolding. For information call 250.368.5202. Applications will be received until October 25, 2013 at the Administration office, 205-8100 Hwy 3B. We thank all applicants and will only reply to those selected for an interview.

1148 Bay Ave, Trail

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FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft

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Sat. Oct. 12 • 11am-1pm 2295 7th Ave., Trail $328,000

Sat. Oct. 12 • 1:30-3:30pm 409 3rd Ave., Rivervale $375,000

Sat. Oct. 12 • 11am-1pm 3415 Aster Dr., Glenmerry $264,000







Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval



Sat. Oct. 12 • 1:30-3:30pm 3441 Aster Dr., Glenmerry $275,000

Trail $160,000 EW TN EARICE R G P

1 OR 2F


Trail $125,000 T E EA M GR Y HO L I M FA


Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822

Home Improvements


Auto Financing Grand Forks: Clifton Estates 55+ gated community. Immaculate, 2 lg bdrms, 2 bath, laundry, open plan, geothermal heat/AC, stand alone end unit, duel access to private back yard, putting green & hot tub. $299,900. 250-442-8221.

Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.




SUMMIT SUBARU Old Waneta Rd Trail, BC

BY OWNER 3563 Hwy. Dr., Trail, 4br, 2bth, very close to school. Immaculate in and out. Must See. Price reduced to $279,000. By appointment only. 250-231-1243

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

Houses For Sale



We are offering offering a very competitive pay rate and benefit package with benefit an exceptional work environment environment to the to qualified the qualified candidate. candidate. Give us us aa call Give call -- you you might might be be surprised with what you are worth in today’s market 250-364-9988 Send resume Send resume andand cover cover letter attn: Justin letter attn: Justin


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


Help Wanted A17


Fruitvale $239,000

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. GLENVIEW APTS. Large, Quiet 1bd. apt. available. 250368-8391, 250-367-9456


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


ANNABLE 1BDR House, yard, all appliances. N/S, N/P 250-364-2472 BEAVER FALLS, 3bd. 2bth., large yard. $800./mo. plus utilities. 250-362-3316 EAST TRAIL, 2 bedroom house. 250-231-1394 GENELLE, 3BD. Large yard and great family home. Avail. immed. Call 250-367-7996



Montrose $195,000








Fruitvale $139,500 IN VE Y MOEAD R


Trail $149,000


Annable $149,900 ME T HO GS W DES E N LU INC




East Trail $129,900 UE AL TV A E GR

Glenmerry $265,000 1 OR 2F

Trail $159,900 W NE



Sunningdale $259,500


Fruitvale $465,000


Columbia Heights $159,500

LET’S KEEP OUR WORLD GREEN! Please remember to recycle your past issues of the Trail Daily Times.


Fruitvale $229,000 TER AC AROME H C H



Montrose $235,000 OT SP PER U S

RE AC 1/2

East Trail $179,500

TRAIL, 2bdrm. Close to town, bus stop, park, w/d, blinds, $625. 250-364-1129

Homes for Rent


Sunningdale $185,000



Fruitvale $379,000

Glenmerry $229,000

Salmo $279,000

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 9, 2013 Trail Times

Regional Radium

Suspicious fire damages historic hot springs lodge By Greg Amos

Invermere Valley Echo

A blackened and charred appearance may be the last impression made by the Radium Hot Springs Lodge before it fades into the history books, after a fire on the afternoon of Sunday damaged the historic building, just weeks before it faces the wrecking ball. More than 25 firefighters from the Radium, Windermere, Invermere and Panorama Fire Departments responded to the large fire at the vacant lodge. No one was injured in the blaze, which was fought with a tanker truck at the hotel’s entrance level above the highway, and via fire hydrants from the hot springs pools on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. “We didn’t know what the situation was, whether it was a minor grease fire or the whole building was on fire, and maybe starting to tumble down onto the highway” said fire chief Dave Dixon. “We had no hydrants at the building, and we needed a tanker up on top.” The building was slated to have some hazardous materials removed in November before the

building is set to be demolished by Parks Canada next February. It’s not yet known how the fire may affect those timelines. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but human involvement is likely, as the unoccupied building had no electricity or propane running to it, confirmed Dixon. Mattresses and carpets have remained intact since the lodge closed its doors for good in March 2011. The blaze at the old lodge is the second significant motel fire in Radium Hot Springs this year, after the Ritz Motel was completely destroyed on June 9. “It’s disturbing, but they’re abandoned buildings, and its extremely difficult to keep people out,” said Dixon, who noted the terrain around the lodge made it a tricky fire to fight. The 78-room lodge opened in June 1965, on the site of a lodge and bungalows originally constructed in 1925 by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The building’s architectural design was meant to compliment its surroundings, and the popular lodge featured an elevator installed to bring guests directly from the lodge down to the pool level.


Paddlers continue trek up Columbia By Jim Sinclair Castlegar News

Following the route that salmon have taken for centuries, an ambitious and determined group of paddlers headed upstream at the mouth of the Columbia River on Aug. 2. Leaving Astoria, Oregon, the mariners intended to make it to the headwaters of the river. By Sunday they’d made it almost to the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers after the toughest leg of the journey to that point – the stretch from Genelle to Castlegar. “We’re paddling the historic route of the salmon that used to travel from the ocean 1,243 miles up to Canal Flats,” said spokesperson Adam WicksArshack prior to heading for a good meal and a well-deserved rest before continuing the next morning for Lower Arrow Lake. “We’re paying tribute to the salmon and trying to figure out ways to get them back, raising awareness that it’s something that’s possible.” The voyagers had lined up some help for the particularly tough stretch of water, as Wicks-Arshack, a resident of Index, Washington, explained. “We were honoured to paddle with Virgil Seymour and



some Sinixt youth that we want the “We’re paying from Inchelium salmon back.” (Washington) who A strong effort tribute to the carved that canoe.” lies ahead before salmon and Wicks-Arshack success can be trying to figure described a 1,000 claimed in this pound canoe which initiative, and out ways to get had reached the W i c k s A r s h a ck them back, end of it’s journey, personifies the raising awareto be spelled off by optimism and lighter, shallower dedication that can ness that it’s draft vessel for the something that’s make it happen. miles still ahead. “We’ve talked possible.” “For them to to thousands of paddle here was people,” WicksAdam Wicks-Arshack the highlight of Arshack elaborour trip.” Seymour ated. “Nobody is echoed the feelings of apprecia- against having salmon... everytion for the experience. one wants the salmon back.” “I just want to say that I was The fish themselves, as the very proud that I took part in paddler implied, are ready, willthis,” he said from the water’s ing and able to to their part edge. “I think the land was when agreements are complete starving for some Sinixt pad- and steps are taken to make dling back up in their territory, suitable alterations to a numand I’m very honoured to be a ber of dams along the length of part of that.” the Columbia. “Right now everything’s “If the fish ladder is built at coming together so well with Chief Joseph (dam) and Grand the Columbia River Treaty,” Coulee,” Wicks-Arshack conrelated Wicks-Arshack. cluded, “Canadians will have “It’s really the perfect time salmon here at Castlegar.” to start getting the public The expedition has no rigid going. Because there’s a lot of timetable to follow and will stuff going on behind closed simply press ahead until weathdoors with politicians, but we er dictates otherwise. If stopped need the public to start push- short of their goal, they may ing, making their voice heard resume at a later date.

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Trail Times Wednesday, October 9, 2013 A19


Nelson council gives green light to $27 million condo-retail development By Sam Van Schie Nelson Star

Nelson city council unanimously supported a development variance permit Monday that will allow Nelson Commons to go ahead with construction of a mixed use building at the east end of Baker Street. The $27 million condo and retail development spearheaded by the Kootenay Co-op was requesting a significant reduction in the required number and size of parking stalls and a slight increase in building height for the project that could begin construction next year. Project manager Russell Precious was among about a dozen Nelson Commons proponents who sat in the public gallery as council debated their request for about 30 minutes before coming out in favour of it. “It felt a little bit like we were there for a sentencing. I didn’t know if we were going to be found guilty or innocent,” Precious told media after the decision. Not everyone will be pleased with the decision. Four neighbouring businesses and one resident, who all received advance notice of the request coming to council, wrote letters concerned about the loss of parking. The building will have 100 parking stalls, ranging in size from 13 square metres to 15 square metres, in an underground lot. Without the variance, the city zoning bylaws would have required 190 parking stalls at a size of 17 square metres. Meeting the parking requirement would have meant adding a second level of underground parking at a cost of $2 million — which Precious said would have ultimately made the project financially unfeasible. Councillor Donna Macdonald framed the decision as a choice between either having more parking or the landscaped green space designed by local resident David Fisher, who produced the Oso Negro courtyard.

“The only place for them to add more parking without the added cost would be on top of that beauti-

ful green space,” Macdonald suggested. The developer agreed to compensate for the loss of parking

spaces by increasing bike storage and adding a dedicated longterm parking space for a Kootenay Carshare

vehicle. Dave Wahn, Nelson’s development manager, told council that new construction

in the downtown core is extremely rare — only one new building has been added downtown in the past two

decades — and barriers need to be removed if some of the vacant lots are ever going to be developed.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Trail Times

OOTENAY HOMES INC. The Local K1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail 250.368.8818 ™ Experts N OVE I JUST M

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2148 Daniel Street, Trail

302 Ritchie Avenue, Tadanac 8412 Theatre Road, Trail

198 Binns Street, Trail



1745 Main Street, Trail



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

Newer 4 bdrm home on 0.87 acre private lot. This home offers private entrance, open floor plan, beautiful kitchen and gorgeous gas fireplace with antique mantle. Also included is a large (22x28) insulated shop. Call now!

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

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

Home with 2 suites in front and a non conforming house in the back. Great location close to Safeway and Aquatic Centre. Long term tenants that want to stay. Separate meters and tenants pay the utilities. Gross monthly income of $1275. Fantastic return on your investment.

Call Bill (250) 231-2710

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

1501 - 2nd Avenue, Trail


650 - 9th Avenue, Montrose


Call Terry M. (250) 442-6777


2470 Colin Crescent, Trail

Impeccably maintained inside and out. High traffic corner location. Currently 3/4 acre lot near Kingsley Beach. Open has 3 long term tenants. There is also floor plan 3 bdrm with large covered a second floor which has been used as deck. High quality appliances. Heat pump offices but was initially a 2 bedroom is only 1 1/2 yrs. old. Attached garage apartment that can be quite easily turned plus 24’ x 32’ detached workshop. back to an apartment.

1932 – 2nd Avenue, Trail



The perfect big family home located in Miral Heights. 4200 sq.ft. completely finished, 5 bdrms and 3 baths, 3 gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and many more features. Call for your viewing!

NEW BUILD! 4 bdrm 2 bath home! Fully fenced yard, shop, shed, rebuilt from foundation up! Perfect opportunity to own a new home without having to pay GST!

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

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Ron & Darlene Your

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We Sell Great Homes! 1120 Warren Street, Trail


Great rental package! Upstairs suite features laminate flooring, 2 bedrooms, bright and airy feel, and a great view! Downstairs suite is a compact 1 bdrm. Also includes a vacant 120 x 100 lot with off-street parking! Both suites current rent totals $1050. Call Terry 250-231-1101

3461 Marigold Drive, Trail $199,000

1648 Columbia Avenue, Trail $154,500

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


Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527

Cute as a button, overlooking Columbia River. 2 bdrms updated mechanically, new bthrm, kitchen. Great starter pkg.


2320 McBride Street, Trail

1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale

3471 Marigold Drive, Trail

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

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.

Lovely family home in Glenmerry with many upgrades such as plumbing, wiring, drywall insulation, flooring and windows. Enjoy the open floor plan and fabulous covered deck. Call your REALTOR(R) now before its gone!!

Perfection! This gorgeous home built in 2009 has it all, 3 bdrms 4 baths, 9 foot ceilings, granite countertops, hard wood, man cave, double garage, and so much more!! All this and situated on a beautifully, landscaped, private lot close to all amenities. You must see to believe!

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Jodi 250-231-2331

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153





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


360 - 2nd Avenue, Rivervale

840 Forrest Drive, Warfield


Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

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! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

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

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