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SD20 on track to reach settlement with CUPE BY ART HARRISON Times Staff

As the mid-December deadline for reaching settlements between school districts and Award Winning its non-teaching Canadian Best Western Plus Union of Public Employees (CUPE) support staff looms large, many districts in the province have yet to come to terms with the budget adjustments necessary to fund the wage increase. A recent media release by EAT CUPE reports that only eight DRINK of B.C’s 60 local school districts have reached agreeLOUNGE ments with the union. Mon-Sat • 4pm-closing Darrel Ganzert, chair of School District 20, feels that 1001 Rossland Ave. the local discussions are on in the Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel track for the short and the longer term to be able to cover the costs of the agreement It’s negotiated by the provincial government with CUPE. almost “We’ve been able to find a the weekend... modest surplus that we could dig into for this year,” said Ganzert. “For the future we will be able to submit a budget that meets government requirements.” SD 20 was required to find over $130,000 in savings for the current year and almost $250,000 per year for the remainder of the contract to Hwy 22A 250.368.6466 cover the 3.5 per cent raise agreed to by the province. School districts were required to have the current year’s increase funded by Oct. 15 with negotiations for the remainder of the contract to be completed in December. “They (CUPE) came to us with a fairly large package but in our district the wages are settled,” Ganzert said. Call us for a FREE “There are still some other market evaluation issues we’re working on and Thea Mario we’re looking at potential cuts Stayanovich Berno in jobs to be able to meet budget requirements in the future.” 250.368.5000 MP_adO3_Layout 1 13-10-04 6:20 AM See PageBUDGET, 1 Page 2

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Century 21’s Amy Klit (left) and Jody Audia demonstrate what to do in case of an earthquake Thursday, which was proclaimed ShakeOut BC Day in recognition of the important role communities, workplaces and families play in promoting emergency preparedness.

Trail shakes off earthquake drill BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

If a tremor shook the City if Trail, the general public might find themselves practicing the ingrained fire drill: stop, drop and roll. While residents in the Lower Mainland may have dropped, covered and held on with more than 690,000 British Columbians during the Great British Columbia ShakeOut drill Thursday morning, the majority of Trail organizations contacted opted out or knew nothing of the province-wide earthquake preparedness exercise. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, School District 20 and the City of Trail were among several places contacted that same day in hopes of gaining some insight on local preparedness. Deputy Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby, who also wears the hat of Emergency Program coordinator for the Regional District of

Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), said the unlikely event does come with a plan. “It's coming from the coast, it's definitely a far bigger issue on the coast,” he explained, a response echoed across the community. “Our bigger risks locally are related to wildfires . . . flooding and a hazardous material incident and I think that's probably one of the bigger reasons.” Larry Abenante, Trail public works manager, said the city has never participated in an earthquake drill in the 18 years he's been on board. He can't recall there ever being a tremor in the city. What the city does focus on, he said, is working together with emergency agencies during a disaster. Such was the case with the 2008 Unified Regional Emergency Exercise, a cooperative exercise done to test the performance of each individual rescue squad and

to evaluate how they work together. He said the Emergency Program committee has already started planning for the next one, which is scheduled for every five years, but with a cut to funding will likely look much different than the massive orchestrated event done in 2008. Done on Teck property, 14 organizations including the RCMP, firefighters and ambulance took part in the simulated drill, where volunteers on the scene were dressed as casualties with burns, chest wounds, and gashes to the head. In case of an emergency, Trail does have an Emergency Operations Centre, located in the lower level of the Greater Trail Community Centre and features full inter-connectivity for fire, police, ambulance and public works; four stations with full radio capabilities for all jurisdictions in the RDKB; a backup generator and a meeting room for decision makers.

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Budget needs adjusting FROM PAGE 1 The Provincial Framework Agreement negotiated by the B.C. Government and education workers provides for a 1 per cent wage increase on July 1, 2012 (retroactive), 2 per cent on Feb. 1, 2014, and 0.5 per cent on May 1, 2014. “CUPE will continue working with school board trustees in calling on the provincial government to adequately fund B.C. Schools,” Mark Hanson, CUPE

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BC President, said in a press release. “After negotiating this deal with education workers, it is reasonable for the provincial government to adjust its budget to protect the vital services education workers provide.” The agreement covers school district employees working in custodial, clerical, maintenance, and education assistant staff represents 85,000 employees in the province.

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Resident’s traffic safety concerns answered By Valerie Rossi Times Staff

A petition to slow drivers outside of Fruitvale has been met with action from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Concerned Area A resident Ingrid Mayer was successful with her cause to reduce the speed of drivers on a stretch of Highway 3B, two kilometres north of the village. “I am still astonished at how everything went so smoothly and swiftly,” she said in an email to the Times. “I never gave up and never lost faith.” A 90 km sign has been moved further north, to avoid a blind corner, and southbound traffic slows to 70 km sooner, as per requested. “The Ministry will also install one confirmatory 70 km/hr sign in each direction where there

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is a higher density of residential access onto Highway 3B,” Greg Kinnear, MOTI area manager for Trail, noted in a letter to Mayer. “When these confirmatory signs are installed, a temporary speed-reader sign will be installed. “The two curve warning signs in this speed zone will be replaced with newer signs to enhance reflectivity,” he added. Excessive speeding and roaming wildlife created a recipe for disaster, according to Mayer, who said the catalyst for her was when a baby moose was killed. “It took only six weeks and one day to go from getting the petition out to all the appropriate people and having the speed limit signs actually moved,” she said. The process proved rewarding for Mayer who stuck it out on behalf of her neighbours. She only hopes enforcement will follow through. The Trail and Greater District RCMP have been notified of the change and Sgt. Rob Hawton has agreed to keep a watchful eye on the area. The Ministry plans on removing the wildlife sign near Grieve Road in Fruitvale and installing a wildlife sign and 12 km tab near Old Salmo Road and a new wildlife sign and 12 km tab near Ross Spur Road.

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Popular tradition on hold Annual wine competition cancelled this year By Art Harrison Times Staff

A decades long tradition in Trail appears to be in question as the Colombo Lodge’s annual Columbus Day Banquet and Wine Competition scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. Numerous calls in the community have resulted in no one willing to go on record as to the reason for the cancellation. Begun by the Italico Club of Trail years ago, the competition celebrated the art of making wine from scratch that has been practised by many of Trail’s Italian community since immigrating to the area early in the 20th century and which has since been adopted by local residents from many different

backgrounds. The event, which for many years was held in the spring, had attracted crowds of around 400 people, who came from all around the area to sample the fruits of the winemakers labour and feast on the traditional multi-course Italian meal. For some previous competitions judges had been brought in to taste the local vintages before awarding the highly prized trophies for best in the red and white wine categories for the year. In more recent times the competition has seen declining numbers but local winemakers still prized the event as an opportunity to share their efforts and compete with each other. As of press time there is no word on whether or not the competition and banquet will be continued in the future.


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Government releases proposals New era of recycling for Genelle for Columbia River Treaty By Connie Motz

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The B.C. Government this week announced the release of a list of principles that will guide it in coming talks with the United States on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. And residents of the Columbia Basin are invited to contribute their input at a series of upcoming community workshops. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review, announced the release of the province’s draft recommendation aimed at seeking improvements within the existing framework of the treaty. The draft recommendation includes principles that cover consideration of flood control, hydropower generation, ecosystems, climate change and benefits to B.C. “We believe there are improvements that can be made within the existing framework of the Columbia River Treaty and we’re working with various  stakeholders, First Nations and the public to identify them,” Bennett said. “The treaty consultations helped form our draft recommendation, and further feedback will ensure everyone will have their say in the future of the treaty.” The Columbia River Treaty is a 1964 agreement between Canada and the United States on the development and operation of dams in the upper Columbia River basin for power and flood control benefits

in both countries. Four dams were constructed under this treaty: three in Canada (Duncan Dam, Mica Dam, Keenleyside Dam) and one in the United States (Libby Dam). The treaty provided for the sharing with Canada of one-half of the downstream U.S. power and flood benefits, and allows the operation of Treaty storage for other benefits. The treaty has no end date, but it includes an option for either country to terminate most treaty provisions anytime after 60 years (September 16, 2024), given at least 10 years advance notice. The Canadian and US governments are reviewing the treaty before the 2014 opportunity for notice for earliest termination. Options generally fall into three categories: • Continue the Treaty with the automatic change to called upon flood control; • Terminate the treaty (with continued called upon flood control); or • Negotiate changes to the treaty that modify the flood control and power obligations and/or create new provisions for other benefits, especially environmental objectives. The province’s Columbia River Treaty Review team and the CRT Local Governments’ Committee will be seeking further input from the public. The closest meeting for Greater Trail residents will be on Nov. 7 at the Sandman Inn in Castlegar.

As a result of persistent hard work by Electoral Area ‘B’ Director Linda Worley and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), Genelle is now officially part of the Blue Box Curbside Recycling program. Residents were extremely pleased by the unexpected arrival of blue boxes on their doorsteps in late September after seven years of waiting for the convenience. The Blue Box Curbside Recycling program allows Genelle residents to recycle the same materials as previously accepted at the now closed Genelle Fire Hall recycling depot. The community refundable beverage container bin has been relocated to the Genelle Community Hall. Residents may use additional blue box containers although only one type of recyclable item should be placed in each. Shredded paper may also be put out for curbside recycling if contained in the blue Recyclable Bag, a clear plastic bag or a box to minimize any possible effects from wind. Worley would like to express a special note

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Ombudsman won’t investigate fuel spill By Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star

A Slocan Valley resident who isn’t ready to forget this summer’s jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek has filed a complaint with the BC Ombudsman’s office — to no avail. John Wittmayer approached the agency in August to see if it would investigate how varying authorities handled the spill. After a long wait, it was suggested he narrow his focus for

Canadians who want to ensure that response times and emergency procedures and protocols are put in place to protect people facing these types of disasters in the future.” On July 26, an Executive Flight Centre truck carrying jet fuel for helicopters battling a wildfire on Perry Ridge took a wrong turn onto a forest service road and overturned into Lemon Creek, spilling 33,000 litres.


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of appreciation to RDKB staff member Tim Dueck, Solid Waste Program coordinator, for his work on this project and for the hand delivery of the Blue Boxes/Reusable Bag to every household in Genelle to ensure a “clear understanding of the system and an opportunity to ask any questions of him.” “There have been a vast number of residents phoning and commenting as to the positive aspect of the change to recycle for the community of Genelle. “I would like to thank the citizens of Genelle for their acceptance and easy transition into the Blue Box Curbside Recycling Program. Change is not always easy to adjust to, but in this case, the citizens have embraced and shifted to the new system with apparent ease and grace.” The first biweekly blue box recycling pick up took place Oct. 3 for residents of Upper Genelle and Oct. 4 for homes in Lower Genelle. A list of recycling tips and tricks as well as the complete Genelle Blue Box Curbside Recycling Collection Schedule for 2013 can be found at


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New steps urged to curb problem gambling


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Limit access to booze, cash, high-risk slot machines: report By Jeff Nagel Black Press

B.C. does too little to fight problem gambling and should consider new steps, from making it harder to get alcohol and cash in casinos to removing the most addictive high-risk slot machines. Those recommendations come from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, who tackled the health impacts of gambling Wednesday File photo with the release of his The Provincial Health Officer said the province needs to do more to fight problem gambling. annual report titled “Lower the Stakes.” and less responsibly.” option. problem gambling in initiatives, tripling Chief among the Banning ATMs or Gerald Thomas B.C. in several years the current outlay. findings is that B.C. requiring players to of the Centre for but new research is It also urges underspends other set an advance limit Addictions Research, slated for next year. school classes to provinces in preven- on what they might a co-author of the According to 2007 warn children of the tion and treatment spend is another report, said the statistics, 3.7 per cent dangers of gambling, for problem gambling idea advanced in the province has high, of B.C. residents are focusing on students – it invests about half report. medium and low risk at “moderate risk” in grades 10 to 12. the national average ratings for all of the and 0.9 per cent are Provincial gamon a per capita basis. slot machines in B.C. classified as problem bling revenue per “This is a Liquor access is casinos and should gamblers. capita climbed 56 public health one area of risk the disclose how many it Kendall noted the per cent over the last issue.” province could tighthas of each. two groups account decade from $353 per en, Kendall said, perKendall noted for 26 per cent of person in 2002 to Dr. Perry Kendall haps through reduced government is in a total gambling rev- $552 by 2011. hours of alcohol serconflict of interest enue despite making The $2.1-billion a vice at casinos or by It also zeroes in on because it relies heav- up less than five per year industry delivers raising drink prices. high-risk electronic ily on gambling prof- cent of the popula- nearly $900 million in He said gambling gaming machines its but is also respon- tion. net profits to governdelivers endorphins – the slots designed sible for protecting There are 160,000 ment. that stimulate pleas- by manufacturers to vulnerable citizens. gamblers in the two B.C. Finance ure centres of the generate the most “This is a public risky groups but only Minister Mike de brain. compulsive behav- health issue,” he said, 4,000 calls per year to Jong said in a state“If you also have iour. adding the time may a problem gambling ment the province alcohol and add that Kendall suggested be right for a “ful- helpline, suggesting this year increased to the mix and you’ve they be replaced with some discussion on the number of people its Responsible got an ATM there lower risk models and the benefits and the who could be helped Gambling program with an unlimited urged the province risks” of gambling is “much higher.” budget by 30 per cent. cash amount, you’ve to post the risk rat- in light of rejecKendall argues “We take the social definitely got a scen- ing on each machine tions of new casinos the B.C. Lottery costs of gambling ario where people are so gamblers could over the past two Corp. could do more seriously,” he said, going to behave less choose a lower risk years by Surrey and to identify problem adding the province Vancouver. gamblers – possibly and BCLC will proAny new decisions using data on their vide $11 million for to expand gambling gambling gathered responsible gambling should come with an through a loyalty this year. assessment of the risk card program –  and De Jong said the to problem gamblers then dispatching staff province is commitand be contingent on to attempt treatment ted to continually Sears is currently seeking reducing the over- interventions. improving but will an owner for the Trail store. all share of revenue The report calls on review the performAs a Sears Hometown store owner you will provide extracted from them, the province to devote ance of its current Customers with major brand products ranging from the report said. at least 1.5 per cent programs before conhome appliances and mattresses to tractors and lawn There’s been no of gambling revenue sidering any more mowers, as well as full catalogue service. Sears is detailed study of to problem gambling spending. Canada’s largest retailer of major appliances. As one of Canada’s premier retailers, Sears knows what works and offers smart business models that allow you to do what you do best – develop and maintain relationships with both customers and the community while Sears takes care of backend management, computer systems, advertising, marketing and inventory.

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Violence erupts at shale gas protest

THE CANADIAN PRESS REXTON, N.B. - The RCMP say dozens of people were arrested after Molotov cocktails were thrown at officers and police vehicles torched Thursday when they began enforcing an injunction to end an ongoing demonstration against shale gas exploration in eastern New Brunswick. RCMP Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said at least five RCMP vehicles were destroyed after they were set ablaze and at least one shot was fired by someone other than a police officer at the site of the protest in Rexton. “The RCMP has worked diligently with all parties involved in hopes for a peaceful resolution. Those efforts have not been successful,” Rogers-Marsh said. “Tensions were rising and serious criminal acts were and are being committed.” The Mounties said at least 40 people were arrested for firearms offences, threats, intimidation, mischief and violating the court-ordered injunction. The RCMP began enforcing the injunction at around 7:30 a.m. to end the blockade of a compound where energy company SWN Resources stores exploration equipment. Rogers-Marsh said police decided to enforce the court-ordered injunction because threats had been made against private security guards at the site the night before. She wouldn’t reveal what tactics police were using to contain the crowd and refused to comment on reports that officers had fired rubber bullets. Robert Levi, a councillor with the Elsipogtog First Nation, said he went to the protest site early Thursday after hearing the RCMP had moved in to begin enforcing the injunction. Levi said police pepper-sprayed dozens of people after 9:30 a.m. when he arrived with the chief and council. “They sprayed the crowd that was there,” he said in an interview. “The chief was manhandled a little bit and all hell broke loose.” Protesters subsequently cut down trees that were placed across another part of the road, blocking the entrance to the compound.

Balanced-budget laws a double-edged sword: experts THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The Conservative government is promising to introduce a new balanced-budget bill, something that’s already the law of the land in several provinces, all but one U.S. state and a slate of European countries. But is there any real point to balancedbudget laws? In the U.S. and Canada, they’ve left many states and prov-

inces badly strapped for cash during tough economic times, and they’re often scrapped anyway in the event of sputtering growth, grinding recessions or natural disasters. Economic experts on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border say balanced budget legislation makes for good public relations, but meaningless public policy. “Governments get to change their minds;

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THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - The government is moving to suspend Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin from the Senate without pay. Both are under RCMP investigation for allegedly filing fraudulent living and travel expense claims. A Conservative source says motions will be introduced shortly in the Senate to suspend the duo, both of whom were appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and have been sitting as independents since the scandal broke last winter. The Senate had previously suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau, who is also under police investigation for inappropriate expense claims, after he was charged with assault and sexual assault in February. That suspension ended when Harper prorogued Parliament, but the government moved Thursday to reinstate it. Duffy has pre-empted his suspension by announcing earlier Thursday that he’s taking medical leave due heart problems.



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economy hit the skids in 2008. During the recession, “governments could not, or would not, raise major taxes and had to suspend balanced budget legislation,” Wesley and Simpson, professors at the University of Manitoba, noted in their study. In Wednesday’s throne speech, the federal government pledged to “enshrine in law” its intention to balance the books. But the Tories gave themselves some wiggle room by stipulating that the new legislation would set “concrete timelines for returning to balance in the event of an economic crisis.” The Tories also promised to freeze the overall federal operating budget and restrain hiring and cut costs

in the public sector by reforming disability and sick-day entitlements for bureaucrats. It vowed to enact “further targeted reductions” to internal spending, although it didn’t offer any details. In an interview from Manitoba, Simpson said those cost-cutting measures are likely part of the government’s formula for success for the federal government’s balanced-budget aspirations. “Governments have to realize that recessions are inevitable, and they have to be prepared for them,” said Simpson, an economics professor. “If they don’t change their expenditure practices, then they’re not going to be ready, and they’re going to have to scrap any balancedbudget legislation.”


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here was no shortage of irony in the fact that Wednesday’s Speech from the Throne virtually ignored the elephant in the room. In fact, in this bizarre case, the room itself was the elephant. As Gov.-Gen. David Johnston read the government’s agenda for the upcoming legislative series, he was casting his eyes over the Red Chamber, packed with members of Parliament, senators, lawmakers and other dignitaries. And yet, despite the party guests, it is the Senate itself that the federal Conservative Party would like to bring to heel. The Tories are committed to reforming the Senate or even abolishing it. But there will be no action until the Conservatives hear from the Supreme Court of Canada on a series of questions, including how appointments are made, term limits and under what circumstances the institution itself could be abolished. The decision will tell the governing party just how

much it can do to the scandal-plagued body without having to deal with surly and unco-operative provinces. In the meantime, it’s busy as usual - or, in the case of Harper’s gang unusual, as the party tries to mitigate the damage from conservative Senate appointees who let their party down. Chief among these are senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin both previous media stars who ought to know better - and Patrick Brazeau, whose life just hasn’t seem to have gone well since he lost a boxing match against Liberal leader Justin Trudeau a year-and-a-half ago. The embarrassment only adds fuel to the fires of reform. Not only do the Conservatives wish the Red Chamber didn’t exist in its current form, but it also must face the infuriating realization that the current worst abusers of the Senate’s privileges belong to the ruling party, and not the opposition. (In fairness, the Liberals have had their own miscreants, most notably Andy



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Thompson, who resigned from the Senate in 1998 after it was revealed he was spending more time in Mexico than Ottawa.) So what did the government say about this major Tory sore-point? Don’t expect anything before 2017. The Throne Speech was near its conclusion when the Governor General read these words: “The road to 2017 is a fitting time to strengthen our institutions and democratic processes. The Government continues to believe the status quo in the Senate of Canada is unacceptable. “The Senate must be reformed or, as with its provincial counterparts, vanish. The Government

will proceed upon receiving the advice of the Supreme Court.” Interesting comments. Past experience has shown that a response from the Supreme Court comes within 10 to 24 months. That means the Conservatives could know what powers it can exercise as early as next year. Instead, it is indicating it won’t move until three years from now - a lifetime in political life. In fact, with an election expected in 2015, Senate reform won’t even be on the table until the Conservatives go back to the voters. And as the Liberals enjoy a resurgence under Trudeau’s tutelage, an extension of the Conservative run in power is far from certain. The upshot? The Tories appear to be paying lip service to long-desired Senate reform, but have decided not to bet the farm on it. As it shifts gears into a more populist pre-election legislative program, the party appears to be increasingly focused on shoring up wavering voter support than advancing its core prin-

ciples. For both conservative and liberal-minded Canadians alike, that’s too bad. The Senate is (arguably) a good idea gone fowl - fallen from grace in the eyes of the public, even though its function is still considered by some constitutional experts to be democratically of great value. It all makes one reflect wistfully back on the days in 1993 when a gang of westerners arrived in Ottawa as the Reform Party, committed to doing business of politics in a different way. The Senate would be Triple E - equal, elected and effective. A lot of that dream - 20 years in the making - now appears at risk. The Conservatives’ virtual silence on Senate reform in this Throne Speech reminds us that in the tug o’ war between principle and pragmatism, the pull of power will always prevail. That seems to be true regardless of which party holds the reins. Doug Firby is Editor-inChief of Troy Media, and National Affairs columnist.

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Quick Stop staff went above and beyond I have no desire to stir up mud, but I do feel obligated to comment on the brief news story published regarding the Waneta Boundary Quick Stop (“Quick Stop ending cross-border gas option, Trail Times, Sept. 25). I have been making weekly visits to the Quick Stop for gas and mail for over five years, and I am very grateful for the services they are willing to provide. For most of the time, they have been open and working hard seven days a week, keeping a schedule I myself would be hard-pressed

to match. Regardless of physical health challenges, holidays, blizzards, torrential rains, blistering heat and frigid cold, they have retained their focus on providing services to those of us for whom U.S. mail is a lifeline, or even just a convenience. Some may point out that money is made for all of this, as though that somehow outweighs the value of personal sacrifices of time, rest, health and comfort made by the Jeffreys to provide these services to the rest of us. My response is that the “workman is worthy of his wage” and very

few, if any, would volunteer to suffer the long hours of physical labour required by all they do, especially in the face of ingratitude and customer rudeness, and at an age when many folks are retired. Each of us needs to focus on appreciating the blessing we have in the Quick Stop and the Jeffreys instead of treating it and them as something to which we are entitled. I know that I am thankful and recognize the access to the services they provide is a privilege. Linda Bloom, Castlegar

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Dealing with the Mediterranean cemetery

I don’t know how many it. In many cases, the boats just more people need to die capsize when everybody rushes at sea before something to the same side to call for help gets done,” said Malta’s from a passing ship or aircraft. prime minister, Joseph Muscat. Then they are in the water, “As things stand we are build- and of course there are no lifeing a cemetery within our jackets. Last week, when 359 Mediterranean Sea.” Somali and Eritrean migrants He was talking about the part drowned in a single boat, of the Mediterranean between nobody even had a satellite the North African coast and the phone to summon help. two islands that are the closest Most of the migrants can’t bits of the European Union: the swim, and even those who Italian island of can often drown Lampedusa and before help his own counarrives. Every try, Malta. In the sinking brings past two weeks, stories of parents almost as many who could swim, migrants have but had to choose died in that narwhich children to row stretch of save. GWYNNE water – only 120 “For us km. (80 miles) it’s intolerseparate the able that the Tunisian coast Mediterranean World Affairs from Lampedusa is a sea of the – as died along dead,” said Prime the US-Mexican border in all of Minister Enrico Letta of Italy last year. on Monday, announcing that On the southern US border his country is tripling its air they mostly die of thirst in the and naval presence in the death desert; in the Mediterranean zone. But as Interior Minister they drown. The migrants pay Angelino Alfano warned, “It’s the people smugglers in Libya not a given that the intervenor Tunisia thousands of dol- tion of an Italian ship will mean lars each to make the crossing that migrants are taken to an in small, unseaworthy, grossly Italian port.” overcrowded boats, but the They don’t want the migrants smugglers don’t go with them. to die, but they don’t want They don’t want to get arrested them to stay in Italy either. at the end of the journey. They As in other European Union just hand over the keys to the countries that are getting a lot migrants. of asylum-seekers, the flood of The refugees – more than migrants from Africa and the half of the 32,000 who have Middle East is fuelling a powerreached Italy so far this year ful anti-immigrant backlash. come from Syria, Somalia or The Italians do let most of Eritrea – have no experience the migrants stay – although at sea. The boats leak, they run Germany accused Italy last May out of fuel, they catch fire, and of encouraging the refugees to nobody knows what to do about move on by giving them 500


euros ($680) and a “Schengen” visa that allows them to travel to most other EU countries without passport checks. But the brutal truth is this: the safer the EU countries make the Mediterranean crossing, the more people will try to come. Most of the migrants currently risking their lives in those little boats are genuine refugees, but behind them, in the vast sweep of countries from West Africa to Somalia and Iraq, there are several hundred million others who would leap at the chance of moving to Europe. The nationalists in those countries will indignantly deny that, but you only have to talk to ordinary people there to know that it is true. Europeans, like most people, want to see themselves as generous and caring, but behind all the humanitarian talk there is the stark reality that the EU will never make it so easy and safe to get in that even a small fraction of that vast reservoir of would-be migrants actually tries to make the journey. European leaders who let that happen would be committing political suicide. The least bad solution would be to encourage the emergence of stable governments in Tunisia and Libya that could stop the boats from leaving their shores, but that will not happen any time soon. In the meantime, people will go on drowning in the Mediterranean, although hopefully in smaller numbers than the catastrophe of the last few weeks. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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OBITUARIES AUDREY, KOOCHIN — Maureen was born on October 26, 1934 in Regina, Saskatchewan to parents Mary and John Litherland. She lived there most of her childhood and as a teenager she moved with her family to Okanagan Falls and attended and graduated from South Okanagan High School. She also attended Okanagan Business College. In 1953 the family moved to Salmo where she met and later married Paul Koochin and had three children. Maureen worked at various jobs in Salmo, including the Drug Store, F. R. Rotter Lumber Co., Louisiana Pacific and Canada Post. She was a Life Member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #217 and served as the president and treasurer for a number of terms. Maureen was a collector and over the years has saved a large collection of memorabilia that includes newspaper clippings from every significant event and accomplishment of members of her family and the community. She loved to work with numbers and often amazed her grandchildren by the math problems she could do in her head. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, soduko and reading. In February of 2010 Maureen suffered a stroke and was unable to live at home, she took up residence in Jubilee Manor in Nelson and quite enjoyed being fussed over and looked after. She managed to keep everyone entertained with her quick wit and matter of fact personality. Maureen is survived by her children Brian (Gail) Koochin, Sheri (Wally) Huser and Rodney (Brandy) Koochin, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister Norma Waterstreet, her sister-in-law Dawn (Walter) Kuit and many nieces and nephews. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to the Salmo Valley Newsletter.

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You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at *** CHRISTIANSEN, JOHN ERNEST (CHRIS) — May 17th, 1925 - October 13th, 2013 It is with deep sadness we announce that our dad and grandpa, Chris Christiansen, passed away peacefully in Nanaimo on October 13th, 2013 at the age of 88. He will be greatly missed by his children John (Mary), Marianne, and Walt (Julia), grandchildren Mark (Rhian), Scott (Tina), Tyler and Zac, and great-grandchildren Makayla, Hannah, Theo and Hayden. He is survived by his brother Walter of Fort Frances, Ont., his brother-in-law Louie (Maureen) Corrado, and sister-inlaw Christine Corrado, as well as many nieces and nephews. Chris was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Florence, in 2007, his parents John and Anna, and 11 brothers and sisters. Born and raised in Fort Frances, Ont., Chris grew up enjoying time with family and a love for sports, particularly hockey, playing Junior at the age of 14. In 1941, Chris moved to Rossland, B.C. and began working at Cominco. Over a 40 year period at Cominco, Chris was an exceptional citizen who loved his job and worked hard as a plumber, pipefitter and millwright. It was at Cominco that Chris and Florence met, marrying in 1944. A devoted husband and father, Chris always demonstrated an infinite love for his family. His greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time at family gatherings and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and his early morning golf games with his buddy Al Dixon, as well as many happy summers with family and friends at Christina Lake. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. B. Calvin and the staff on the second floor of the Nanaimo Senior’s Village for their kindness and exceptional care for our dad. As per his request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Society or the B.C. Arthritis Society would be appreciated.


Dancers from Scottie School of Highland Dance in Castlegar, and Kate E. Shaw School of Dance in Trail travelled to Spokane last weekend to dance in the annual fall indoor competition. All dancers performed well bringing home medals and ribbons. At the end of the day each category danced one special event to honor Brittany Babinski, a Spokane dancer that was killed in a car accident this past summer. The dancers were given glass trophies as prizes for their placing in this event. From the left; Connor Salekin, Kaitlyn Quiding, Emily Ashton, Hannah Brown, Cara Haggarty, Natasha Robine, Robin Chadwick and Olivia Smith (in front). A reminder that the trail Indoor highland dance competition on Oct. 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre Gym.


Actor’s career spanned five decades THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES - Veteran character actor Ed Lauter, whose long, angular face and stern bearing made him an instantly recognizable figure in scores of movies and TV shows during a career that stretched across five decades, died Wednesday. He was 74. Lauter died of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure, said his publicist, Edward Lozzi. Whether he was an irascible authority figure, a brutal thug or a conniving con man, Lauter’s presence made him all but impossible to miss in any film he was in. That was so even on those occasions when he was playing a character more bumbling than menacing, although menacing was clearly his forte. He was the brutal prison guard who was Burt Reynolds’ nemesis in the 1974 comedydrama “The Longest Yard” and the sleazy gas station attendant in Alfred Hitchcock’s last film, “The Family Plot.” In “Death

Wish 3,” he was the violent cop who teams with Charles Bronson’s vigilante to rid New York City’s streets of criminals, not by incarcerating them but by killing them. More recently he was the butler to Berenice Bejo’s French ingenue in the 2011 Oscarwinning film “The Artist.” Lauter described himself in a 2010 interview with Cinema Shock magazine as a “turn” actor, someone who shows up at some point in the film and suddenly turns the plot in a different direction. He credited the cast of reallife characters he grew up observing in his native Long Beach, New York, as inspiring many of the characters he would go on to portray. He laughed at being someone frequently recognized in public for his roles. “But sometimes people don’t know my name,” he said. “They’ll say, ‘Oh, yeah! There’s that guy! You were in ... you were in ... ” He was in “Trouble With the Curve” in 2011 with Clint

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Eastwood and in “Born on the Fourth of July” with Tom Cruise. He was also in “The New Centurions” with George C. Scott and in “My Blue Heaven,” ”Revenge of the Nerds 2“ and ”Not Another Teenage Movie,“ among many other films. TV appearances included “The Office,” ”ER,“ ”Murder, She Wrote“ and ”The Rockford Files.“ Among his favourite roles, he said in 2010, was “The Longest Yard.” He recalled that director Robert Aldrich told him he didn’t have to read for the part but would have to accompany Aldrich to a nearby park so the director could ensure that he could throw a football like a quarterback would. When he hit former NFL receiver Pat Studstill, who was a stuntman in the movie, right in his jersey number with the first pass, Lauter said Aldrich told him he had the job. Lauter, who continued to work until a few months ago, had completed roles in several films still to be released.

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Ski resort stays the course despite real estate slowdown By Alex Cooper

easy money dried up and suddenly, people stopped buying recreational properties. People that put down deposits to buy condos in the Sutton Place Hotel were unable to close on the deals, leaving most of the units unsold. That has forced many resorts – Revelstoke included – to re-think their financial model. “It means they have to find a way to ensure that their business is viable based on other parts of the business,” said David Lynn, president of Canada West Ski Areas Association. “In other words, selling lift tickets, food and beverage, on hill accommodations and so on, as opposed to the real estate side of the business.” He cited Whistler as an example. In Whistler, according to the Globe and Mail, condos are selling for nearly half what they used to and prices have fallen by nearly a quarter from their 2007 peak. Whistler, under Intrawest, was often held up as the model resort when it comes to selling real estate.

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Have you been eyeing a condo in the Sutton Place Hotel at Revelstoke Mountain Resort? Are you just waiting for Northland Properties to get tired of waiting and slash their prices? Don’t hold your breath. There’s two approaches the resort can take, says Graham Rennie the president of Northland Asset Management, which operates the resort: either cut prices and give product away, or hang on and wait for things to improve. “We tend to be favouring the latter where there is no fire sale. We are holding prices,” said Rennie. “We see the value and we’re basically in a holding pattern with not a lot of focus or expectation to be selling a lot of real estate. We certainly have it on the market but we understand the realities of the world out there. We hope to see it recover down the road.” As is widely known, RMR, like many other resorts, was hit hard by the global financial crisis in 2008. The

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“It means they have to find a way to ensure that their business is viable based on other parts of the industry. In other words, selling lift tickets, food and beverage ... as opposed to the real estate side of the business.” David Lynn

Over several decades Intrawest built up the largest ski resort in North America, with real estate prices to match. They took that model – of using a ski resort amenity to sell real estate – and applied it to several other ski areas. In the end, the model collapsed with the markets and in 2010 WhistlerBlackcomb was turned into a publicly traded company, trading on the TSX. “Whistler is primarily what we call a lift company,” said David Lynn, the president of the Canada West Ski Areas Association

“They have to make money from selling lift tickets, season passes, food and beverages, etcetera, as opposed to making money from selling real estate.” That’s the position RMR finds itself in now. That is why improvements at the resort have been so incremental ever since the first burst of activity in its first two years. “Any focus on development now is improving current infrastructure,” said Rennie. “Future infrastructure improvements are going to come from a marketplace

where homes are selling and real estate is developing, because that’s how you fund the infrastructure.” The real estate model of development is comatose for the moment, though some people still believe in it. Whitewater, near Nelson, unveiled its latest master plan in 2010 and it calls for the development of condos and single family homes around the base of the resort. A few years ago it added a fixed-grip triple chair that was purchased used from Vail Resort to increase its vertical drop and open new terrain, but no real estate has been built yet. Red Mountain, near Rossland, is also expanding with the addition of a slow quad chair that will access 1,000 acres of new terrain. Jon Peterson, a resort development economist, said he

expects the secondary home market to rebound, however prices have fallen by so much (especially in the United States), it will take a while before they return to a point that resorts can start new development. Much of the really cheap resort property has been snapped up, so prices should start rising soon, he said. Still, he added, RMR’s decision to maintain the high prices on properties is a risky one. “It’s hard to be very optimistic that they can hold that price and see much chance of buyers flooding in to buy those units anywhere close to that.” Rennie said he expects things to pick up in the future, but it is depending on a turnaround in the financial industry. “I think the financial industry still walking in a no-man’s land on real estate,” he said.

Is it headed for a soft landing, is it going to hold, is there growth on the horizon, where are interest rates headed? There’s a lot of uncertainty around it. “I think it’s been progressive but recreational property is not a prime focus for lenders, especially when you look at offshore clientele, which is a big part of what Revelstoke’s catering to.” In the meantime, the resort is focusing on filling existing capacity, and then it will look at growth. He said there are still potential improvements in the current ski terrain, and the resort is looking at expanding summer operations, including hiking and biking. “We’re in it certainly for the long haul but nothing will be short-term decisions that aren’t sustainable on a longer-term basis,” he said.

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We are all Missionaries The spread of the Gospel is a Prime Directive for the Church; whether we are Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant, we are all called to “Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations ,“[…] “ and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you” {Matt. 28. 20}. How do we achieve this today in our 21st century world? For most ecclesial communities, this is done by sending missionaries into the regions of the world where the Gospel has not, perhaps, taken firm root for various reasons; the Catholic Church does this as well, and this weekend we celebrate World Mission Sunday. World Mission Sunday allows all Catholics to aid in the promotion of the faith through supporting the missionary works of women and men serving in this capacity. In the propagation of the faith, no matter who we are, we must be diligent in our quest to make disciples of Jesus Christ, not of our own ideas. Whether we are Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant, we are all Christian; the command in Matthew 28.20 is something we are all bound to live out; although not all of us will travel to far distant places we are all missionaries in our own way. We all are called to promote the faith. Some do this in the way we speak, or shop, or what charities we support. Some spread the faith in the way they treat others every day or the volunteer word they do. There is a man in Rome by the name of Francis who is calling us all, not just the Catholics but, all who claim the name of Christian, to live the life that we profess. The really Great thing is that he is not merely inviting us to do it; he’s trying to give us an example by his own life! Perhaps we could do the same here in our own community by living humbly and gently today and every day, not only focusing on the differences between us, but celebrating what we share in common as children of God. By celebrating our faith together we will be seen as joyful, loving, and welcoming. We can acknowledge our differences, and there are some, but we can also work together to bridge these differences as we fulfill our Prime Directive to spread the Gospel as the Lord commands in Matthew 28.20; Canada is a Mission country too, our nation needs to hear and see the Gospel lived and preached at home! Let us strive to “make disciples of all nations,” and let’s begin at home. Father James McHugh Holy Trinity Parish Trail, BC

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Tea and Bazaar set for Saturday at United Church Submitted The Rossland Sacred Heart CWL met on Oct. 6. The meeting opened with a spiritual led by Ruth Dubois which focused on a reading from Luke 10. A group discussion took place on how we can best exchange the busy “Martha” spirit for the more prayerful “Mary” spirit. The group was asked to reflect on the idea that, “Stopping is a spiritual art”. Preparations are well underway for this years annual Fall Tea and Bazaar. As Rossland Sacred Heart no longer has a Parish Hall it was decided that the CWL would approach the United Church in Rossland to inquire about the possibility of renting their hall for the event. So, for the first time, the Tea and Bazaasr will held in the United Church Hall. The date for the tea is Oct. 19 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. As usual there will be a bake table, country table, and fish pond. There will be several door prizes. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds from the Tea will go to the Sacred Heart Parish and to Development and Peace. President, Alida Nesmith reported on the “Catch the Fire” workshop which she attended on Sept. 21 in Nelson. The “Chain of Life” was held on Oct. 6 in Castlegar due to the road construction in Trail. On Oct. 7 Ruth Dubois, a retired Nursing Instructor from Selkirk College, organized a DVD presentation at Holy Trinity in Trail and invited CWL members from the area to attend. The DVD was titled “As We Forgive” and was a documentary about the Rwandan genocide and the struggle by the people who were so wronged to forgive their perpetrators when they were released from prison and returned to their communities. The documentary was extremely moving and a discussion followed afterward as a form of debriefing. The CWL members from Holy Trinity provided a variety of delicious snacks that were enjoyed afterward. Approximately 30 people attended and the response was very positive. This year again the Sacred Heart CWL will host the Advent Music Celebration. Both Sacred Heart Parish choirs will perform along with the United Church Choir. Also there will be prayer and meditation which is intended to help us to realize the true meaning of Advent. The date for this event has yet to be confirmed.

Bishop appointed for massive northern diocese THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - A Vancouver-based Catholic priest has been named the bishop of Canada’s northernmost Catholic diocese, responsible for one of the most far-flung dioceses on the planet. Pope Francis has named Monsignor Mark Hagemoen Bishop of the Diocese of MackenzieFort Smith, based in Yellowknife. When he steps into the role, Hagemoen will be responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of about 27,000 Catholics, or roughly half the population dotted across a 1.5-million square kilometre region covering most of the Northwest Territories, parts of Nunavut and northern Saskatchewan. Vancouver-born Hagemoen has served in parishes from Chilliwack, B.C., to Vancouver over the past two decades and is currently principal of Saint Mark’s Theological College and principal of Corpus Christi College, the Catholic liberal arts college at UBC.

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Grade 5 Savanna Lightburn of Rossland scored her Halloween costume of an “olden-day lady” at the Rossland Thrift Store. She liked it so much, she decided to wear it home.

Other ideas for pumpkins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some ultra-easy ways to show off pumpkins: PUMPKIN VASES How about cutting, scooping and poking in your favourite seasonal flowers? Try orange Chinese lantern flowers. Or go for scary flourishes like faux flies and snakes wending through wilty blood red roses. Fill with dirt and use a pumpkin as a planter that can go straight into the ground after a few days on Halloween duty. P U M P K I N CANDLE HOLDERS Pumpkins are often

set alight by votive candles, but try poking holes and turning them into candlesticks. Or cut out the stem and nestle a little tea candle in the crook of an uncut pumpkin. Find a tall, narrow one and add an inexpensive glass hurricane top to be lit by a votive candle. PUMPKIN BIRD FEEDERS Why should humans have all the pumpkin fun? Create bird feeders by poking holes along the pumpkin’s sides for hanging with rope by a tree branch or just leave one sitting on a post.

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - From the complex characters in a medieval epic to a band of bearded duck hunters on the Louisiana bayou, elements of fantasy and reality are inspiring some of this year’s hot Halloween costumes. Value Village store manager Christine Riddell said the large cast and regal twist showcased in the hit cable series “Game of Thrones” has made the show a go-to for those seeking to recreate the ensembles. At the other end of the style and time spectrums, the Robertson clan featured on popular reality show “Duck Dynasty” is offering an ample dose of Southern comfort for costume enthusiasts clamouring to mimic their distinctive, outdoorsy ensembles. “Most guys have a pair of rubber boots or a camouflage pair of pants. You’ve just got to put an old T-shirt with it, a bandanna, a pair of sunglasses, and of course, the big accessory is the big beard,” said Riddell. “It’s a funny show, so the guys really have fun putting this (costume) together.” “Breaking Bad” may have faded to black, but fans of the recently concluded TV crime drama can still

channel Walter White with their Halloween getups. Geoff Waszek, coowner of Candy’s Costume Shop in Toronto, said they’ve been fielding requests for costumes inspired by the award-winning series. “They’ve managed to come through by bringing in hazmat suits inspired by those worn by the fictional meth-maker. He said the costumes always follow what’s popular in the news, media or movies. “For example, the Avengers are very, very popular. All the girls, they want to be Catwoman, Black Widow, Wonder Woman, Silk Spectre from ‘The Watchmen,”’ Waszek said. “The children want to be Spider-Man, (characters from) ‘Despicable Me,’ Wolverine - all basically the most popular costumes that we sell generally follow the movies. “‘Iron Man’ is always popular and I’m sure with the success of ‘Gravity,’ we’re going to be having a lot of requests for astronaut suits now,” Waszek added, a reference to the hit lostin-space flick starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. In Value Village’s

fourth annual Halloween Shopping Survey of 1,000 adults, the thrift retailer found nearly half of respondents think movies and TV shows are the best source of costume inspiration.

The recent blockbuster season 4 premiere of “The Walking Dead” proved that the zombie series still has bite, and its popularity is being parlayed into Halloween costumes. “I think we get the

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Heavy lifting

City of Trail employee Dayne Hayton slides one of the massive flower pots into the bucket as the city removes the colourful displays prior to winter. The are over 60 pots to put away including an abundance along the Esplanade that added colour to the outdoor market. Guy Bertrand photo

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City wants to share space with RDCK THE NELSON STAR The City of Nelson wants to pitch the Regional District of Central Kootenay this week on sharing space in the white building. A letter on the agenda for last night’s board meeting says the city is asking for an audience “for the purpose of delivering a presentation to the board to consider the opportunity for the RDCK to share space

and the potential space options at 310 Ward Street.” The RDCK is running out of room at its lakefront headquarters and has brought in a space planner to look at reconfiguring the office. The city bought the white building from the provincial government in 2005. Both municipal and provincial services are offered but there is still unoccupied space.


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Winter may be approaching in Rossland but that doesn’t mean the end of garden delights. This colourful batch of colchicum autumnale (commonly known as autumn crocus) was found in Lower Rossland. The green leaves come up in spring and die back in the heat of summer. Then the little flower comes up in the fall without leaves.


Mayor rejects federal prison idea BY CAROLYN GRANT Kimberley Bulletin

Since the subject of a potential federal prison near Kimberley was floated at an RDEK committee meeting a couple of weeks ago, there has been much discussion in the community on the merits of the idea. However, Mayor Ron McRae is emphatic that a prison is not something the city is endorsing, nor does he feel it is a good fit with city objectives. “There seems to some confusion out there with respect to where the City of Kimberley stands regarding a penal institution within or outside the city limits, especially given the idea was floated by a member of Kimberley City Council,” McRae

said. That member of council was Don McCormick, who is from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, which has three prisons: the Prince Albert Correctional Centre, Pine Grove Correctional Centre and the Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary. “It should be made abundantly clear that the City of Kimberley is neither condoning nor involved in the discussions concerning a federal maximum security penal institution or any other type of federal penal institution,” McRae said. “As recently reported, the discussions with the RDEK about developing a penal institution have nothing to do with your municipality, its 10 ft

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our community’s sustainability and future, and that fit with our values, culture and lifestyle. “The results of last year’s community engagement do not indicate that a penal institution would be a good fit for the community and future objectives. “What we need now is a coming together around the new communication tools and strategies recently developed as key parts of the city’s plans to attract and diversify our economic landscape, not a pulling apart around such a potentially divisive issue as a maximum security penal institution.”

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100 Caps for Rossland native By Jim Bailey

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About 10 years ago Thea Culley played her last game for coach Donna Hebert and the Rossland Secondary School Royals’ field hockey team; today she’ll hit a milestone seldom achieved in the world of women’s field hockey. Culley is the senior member of the Canadian women’s national field hockey team and the 27-year-old Rossland native will celebrate her 100th international match today when the team faces off against the world number-six ranked Hockeyroos from Australia at the Super Series Hockey 9s tournament in Perth, Aus. “I feel really excited to be reaching the milestone,” said Culley in an email from Perth. “It reminds me to look back over my career and reflect on how much I have grown as a player as well as a person. It’s funny because even after 100 games of representing my country, the thrill before the first whistle is just the same.” One of the highlights of Culley’s career occurred just last month when she led the Canadian team to a bronze medal at the Pan American Cup by scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory over Chile. The UBC grad has won accolades and all-star team selections including best Canadian player honours at Champions Challenge II in Kazan, Russia in 2009 and an all-star team selection at the National Championship tournament in 2008. Culley has been a key cog in the Canadian field hockey wheel for the past eight years, and still finds the daily grind of training and competing for her country very rewarding. “I’m definitely still physically and mentally motivated,” says Culley. “I feel like no matter how experienced I get, I’m still learning. There are definite ups and downs but I always remind myself how it feels to be walking out of the change room onto the pitch before the game. The camaraderie and excitement of competition is really like nothing else

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Rossland native Thea Culley reaches a milestone today, playing in her 100th international match with the Canadian women’s field hockey team against Australia’s Hockeyroos at the Super Series 9s tournament in Perth, Aus. I have experienced and I’m still very addicted to that.” And Culley has no plans of retiring any time soon. With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on the horizon, she hopes to help an invigorated Canadian team qualify. Since the instalment of Kiwi Ian Rutledge as the new head coach, the team has found new life, which has manifested itself in improved results in competitions such as the Pan American Cup and on a tour through Ireland in June where they went 4-1-2 in games against Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. “The Olympic dream is a tough one to give up on and I’m just not ready to do that yet,” added Culley. “I also have

By Times Staff The Major Midget Kootenay Ice won its first game of the season in the B.C. Major Midget League with a 4-3 victory over the North Island Silvertips in Nanaimo on Sunday. The Ice had dropped a 4-2 decision to the Silvertips on Saturday, and looked to be head-

ed in the same direction in their game Sunday. Down 3-2 heading into the third period, the Ice’s Coy Prevost tied the game with 7:18 remaining on a nice set up from Sam Weber of Nelson, who had two assists in the game. Then, with 1:39 remaining in regula-

more faith in my fellow teammates and the staff that is involved with the squad now than I ever have been. We have a lot of great people involved.” Team Canada, ranked 23rd in the world, had a great showing in its first match against number-2 world ranked Argentina. The Canadians trailed 2-1 at the half, before falling 4-1 to the recent Pan American Cup champions. The Canadian team will wind up the round robin portion of the tournament against Malaysia tomorrow, with the finals and bronze-medal matches going on Sunday. Teammates Kate Gillis with 93 caps and Abigail Raye, 92 caps, are the next senior members of Team Canada.

tion, Fruitvale’s Ryan Neil netted the winner off assists from Kane Roberts and Austin Tambellini. The Silvertips got on the board first on a goal from Carter Turnbull midway through the opening frame, but the Ice’s Ross Armour would tie it before the end of the period. The

Tips went up 3-1 in the second, but Kadrian Klimchuk would draw the Kootenay team to within one with just 17 seconds remaining, setting up the thirdperiod comeback. The Ice are now 1-4-1 and will play the fourth place Okanagan Rockets in Kelowna this weekend.

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The Trail Smoke Eaters embark on a journey towards respectability as they host the Coquitlam Express at the Trail Memorial Centre tonight. The Smoke Eaters play their first game since the dismissal of head coach and GM Bill Birks, and though the sudden firing was both surprising and expected, it puts a whole new emphasis on the team’s performance and it’s ability to compete in the BCHL’s tough Interior division. Captain Adam Wheeldon will feel the loss more acutely, as his two-plus years with the Smokies has been under Birks tenure, and it was Birks who pinned the ‘C’ on the Nelson native’s jersey this season. “It’s obviously hard to see him go, and I was really, really close with him, but it’s out of my hands, there’s nothing I can do,” said Wheeldon. “We as players need to play a lot better, we haven’t been pulling our weight out there. We have to keep our heads up and keep going.” In hockey, the coach is usually the first casualty of an u n d e r- p e r f o r m i n g team, and it was no different for Birks who was recognized as an “old school” coach, who didn’t pull any punches, wore his heart on his sleeve, and expected the most out of his players and coaches. Assistants Barry Zanier and Craig Clair have slightly different styles, but Wheeldon expects that they won’t be any less demanding than the former bench boss. “Whoever they choose will be awesome. I like both of our assistant coaches, we’re just going to wait and see who is

going to take over here.” Tonight the Smokies face the BCHL’s most prolific scoring team, led by league-leading scorer Adam Rockwood who has netted 23 points in 13 games this season and 18-year-old rookie Corey Mackin, 9-10-19. Goalie Gordon Defiel has carried most of the load in net for the Express with six wins in 10 games and a 2.89 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. The Express are coming off a 5-4 loss to Surrey and currently sit in second place in the Mainland Division with a 7-4-0-2 record.

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The Smoke Eaters can’t help but feel a little added pressure, and after tonight will embark on a fourgame road swing, starting in Merritt on Sunday. “It sucks, we were all pretty close with Bill but something had to be done, and we just have to keep our heads up high and there is still lots of hockey to be played . . . Now that we have a new coach, it’s definitely on us more to perform; still it’s hard but we’ll get through it.” The Smokies journey to the coast next weekend for games in Powell River, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo, and return home Nov. 1 to play the Victoria Grizzlies. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. tonight for the Smoke EaterCoquitlam game at the Cominco Arena.

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Former Pride Gym fighter Charles Bisset celebrates his recent victory over Matt Baker at Glory 10 in Los Angeles with kick-boxing legend and coach Rob Kaman. Bisset’s next challenge will be a Main Event fight against veteran Danny “Boy” Bennett in Portland Nov. 16.

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he new Smoke Eater coach, interim or not, has to hope that a big change, all on its own, energizes the players. It has seemed at times that the Smokies could play with any other team they face. Those times, however, have been too few and far between - especially on home ice. It is often said by coaching staffs that road trips, in the beginning of a team’s journey, are often a blessing. It may be a very good thing, then, that after tonight the Smokies are on the road until the end of the month. Meanwhile, the BCHL’s highestscoring team will be at Cominco Arena tonight and the hosts need to be desperate from minute one. Another home defeat is exactly the wrong way to prepare for a road trip - despite the fact the results on the road have been a bit better. It’s difficult to revamp a roster midseason, especially difficult to attract top-end producers to a losing

team, but at least a partial rebuild is likely needed, and quickly. How those in charge go about that, or even whether it is possible to create the sharp turnaround in fortunes the team needs to even contemplate post-season play, I do not know. I know they will try, but I am fairly sure almost everybody involved has been trying pretty hard all along. All fans can do is wait and see, seeing being the most important word here. The Smokies are our team and need our support maybe more than ever right now. There is small reason to expect a good result from tonight’s game, but there is every reason to head down to the rink and see what happens. • Meanwhile, just a little east of here. the local junior B team seems headed for blue skies - if they can take a big step tonight. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks face the Nelson Leafs for the fourth time (one of those exhibition) this season sporting an 0-3 record against their long time rivals. The Nitehawks haven’t lost to anyone else this year and experienced an upgrade in talent recently. This is a touchstone contest for their chances and they won’t face Nelson again for six weeks.

The Nitehawks also spend the rest of October’s schedule in their home barn and would like to feel in control of their standings destiny, which a win tonight would allow. • For the next couple of weeks, the KIJHL and BCHL local schedules are not in conflict - a nice change for local fans who support both levels. It should be something that is the norm, given computerization of schedule making, because it should benefit the bottom lines of both the Nitehawks and Smokies, who share more than a few fans. Nothing that would make things easier for the Smoke Eaters, though, is given much consideration by their league.

Kootenay Savings Super League had a full night of curling last week at the Trail Curling Club. The match of the night pitted Team Brost Autoworx against a streaking Team Ferguson. With the game knotted at three, skip Rob Ferguson made one of his patented double take-outs for two in the sixth. Borsato was forced to score one in the seventh and down 5-4 without the hammer and throwing final stone, Borsato tried to hit and roll off a corner rock and sit shot rock guarded underneath her second shot to lay two, but the thrown rock didn’t curl enough, rolling out, leaving Ferguson an open hit for two to win the game 7-4. Myron Nichol and his rink went up against Maglio Mens this past week. Nichol had third Gary Beaudry in the lineup for the first time this year, with Gary in midseason form, executing double take-outs and perfect guards, and in the process limiting Maglio’s chances at any big ends. With Skip Myron just having to throw guards, or come around draws himself, Maglio’s Beauchamp was left with difficult or near impossible access to the four-foot as Nichol cruised to a 12-3 win. Maglio Ladies took on Team Albo in a match that was closer than the final score. Skip Heather Nichol made a nice come around tap for two in

the first, followed by Darrin Albo’s hit for two in the second. Nichols draw for one in the third slid inches too far, giving Albo a single steal, but it was Heather’s last rock pick in the fourth, raising another Albo stone for a steal of two and a 5-2 deficit, instead of their own deuce that hurt Maglio Ladies the most. The teams traded deuces for the next

four ends before Nichol just missed a double take-out leaving Albo a steal in the ninth and a 9-6 win. Team Fines was in tough against Team Rellish Transport Services with skip Deane Horning and third Don Freschi fresh off their good showing in the Vernon Cash ‘Spiel. Team Fines wasn’t intimidated, with interim skip Dave Kelly drawing for two

in the first, then forcing Horning to take one in the second. But Team Rellish got things rolling after that, stealing the third, fourth and fifth ends for a 6 -2 lead. Kelly made a perfect through the port take-out for one in the sixth, but Horning came back with two in the seventh, forcing Team Fines to concede for a 8-3 Rellish Transport win.

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starts Nov. 1, and goes every Friday from noon – 1 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Full hockey gear is required. Register at the Trail Aquatic Centre for the full session, which runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 20, or purchase your drop-in tickets for $5 TRP or $7.50 non-TRP. Little Readers and Sneakers is a new program for ages three to six




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years old, with lots of activities going in the gym and library to develop language and motor skills, while having a ton of fun to boot. There are two ages groups to choose from: ages 3-4 runs Wednesday’s from 3-4 p.m.; ages 5-6 runs Wednesday’s from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 to Nov. 27 at the Trail Memorial Centre Library and Gym.






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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. †Until December 2, 2013, receive $500/ $750/ $1,000/ $1,250/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $2,750/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $3,750/ $4,000/ $4,250/ / $4,750/ $5,500/ $5,750/ $6,500/ $6,750/ $7,500/ $8,000/ $8,250/ $8,500/ $9,250/ $9,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 [Focus (excluding S and BEV)], 2014 [Escape 1.6L] / 2013 [Fusion (excluding S)], 2014 [Focus S, Taurus SE, Escape S, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)]/ 2014 [Focus BEV, Transit Connect (excluding Electric), E-Series] / 2013 [C-Max], 2014 [Escape 2.0L]/ 2013 [E-Series]/ 2014 [Mustang V6 Coupe]/2013 [Fiesta S, Mustang V6 Coupe, Edge AWD (excluding SE), F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs], 2014 [F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs]/ 2013 [Explorer Base]/ 2014 [Taurus (excluding SE)]/ 2013 [Fiesta (excluding S)]/ 2013 [Edge FWD (excluding SE)]/ 2013 [Flex]/ 2013 [Mustang V6 Premium, Explorer (excluding Base)], 2014 [Mustang V6 Premium]/ 2013 [Taurus SE, Escape 1.6L, Transit Connect (excluding Electric)]/ 2014 [Mustang GT]/ 2013 [Mustang GT, Escape 2.0L]/2013 [Expedition]/ 2013 [Taurus (excluding SE)], 2014 [F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)] / 2014 [F-250 to F-450 Gas Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)]/ 2014 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew]/ 2013 [F-250 to F-450 Gas Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)]/ 2013 [Focus BEV]/ 2013 [F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)]/ 2014 [F-250 to F-450 Diesel Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)]/2013 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew]/ 2013 [F-250 to F-450 Diesel Engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)] - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $17, 449/$20,249/$25,699/$28,999/$31,449 after Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$500/$500/$9,250/$9,250 is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700/$1,750/$1,750 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until December 2, 2013, receive 0.99%/0.99%/2.49%/4.49%/4.49% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine for a maximum of 84/84/84/72/72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $215/$250/$334/$460/$499 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$115/$154/$212/$230 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $618.78/$718.08/$2,331.28/$4,135.23/$4,484.60 or APR of 0.99%/0.99%/2.49%/4.49%/4.49% and total to be repaid is $18,067.78/$20,967.08/$28,030.28/$33,134.23/$35,933.60. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$500/$500/$9,250/$9,250 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700/$1,750/$1,750 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.5L/100km (30MPG) City, 6.3L/100km (45MPG) Hwy] / 2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. †††Receive a winter safety package which includes: four (4) winter tires, four (4) steel wheels and four (4) tire pressure monitoring sensors when you purchase or lease any new 2013/2014 Ford Focus (excluding S and Focus Electric), Escape, Fusion, Edge (excluding Sport), Explorer, or Fiesta (excluding S) on or before December 2, 2013. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental incentives. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all-season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all-season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. ▲Offer only valid from September 4, 2013 to October 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2013. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2013/2014 Ford (excluding Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV, and Medium Truck) or Lincoln vehicle (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. ®: Registered trademark of Price Costco International, Inc. used under license. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

Mother’s Unite Garage Sale goes Saturday at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre Gym. Come out to the giant indoor garage sale for items suitable for children from newborns to 12 years old. Due to the construction at the front of the building, please enter through back of building. Adult Co-Ed Pick-Up Hockey


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LOcal Halloween Skate hits the Cominco ice on Oct. 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., a fun skate with games, prizes, costumes and a spooky fun time. There will be pizza sold by the slice, and free hot chocolate available. Don’t miss out and remember to wear your costume. Call 364-0888 or 368-6484 to register or for more info.

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Ask priest to speak with affectionate couple Mailbox

Marcy Sugar & Kathy Mitchell

physically abusive to me all that time. She uses vulgar language, is sarcastic and likes to hit and punch me. I almost filed for divorce after five years, hoping it would make her change, but it didn’t work. She has anger, stress, weight, sleep and back problems and does nothing about them. She’s crabby all of the time. How do I tell her in a nice way that we will never survive under the same roof unless she makes progress on these problems? -- Lost in Wisconsin Dear Lost: Your wife doesn’t believe you will leave her. You’ve tolerated 32 years

arrived, my husband and I agreed that he would deal with them and I would keep our small children out of the way in our bedroom. He didn’t tell me that he and his father left to go to the bank, leaving his stepmother to handle the movers. My husband and I both slept until noon that day, but they only castigated me for being “lazy.” They didn’t mention that I was up until 4 a.m. unpacking. They were bothered that I didn’t have breakfast ready for them, even though the kitchen wasn’t unpacked. They expected to be entertained. When they decided to leave in a huff, I was bathing our kids. They didn’t even lock the front door behind them. After they left, I received nasty emails saying how rude I was and that I need to apologize. Each one included a laundry list of the ways I am a terrible daughter-in-

law and don’t know my place. I didn’t send birthday and Christmas greetings because my husband said he wasn’t interested in doing so. His father has a history of anger issues and has alienated every other family member. My last email stated

that I was cutting off contact. I am too busy raising my children to raise my in-laws. They smile to your face while making lists of slights behind your back. I don’t want my kids around such behavior. Thank you for reading my side of the events.

-Shell-Shocked Daughter-in-Law Dear Shell-Shocked: Thanks for providing it. Many readers came to your defense, saying that a new mother who had just moved had her hands full and deserved more consideration. We agree.

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of verbal and physical abuse, and quite logically, she expects you to stick around for more. Like many abused spouses, you believe you can make things better, but that requires her cooperation. Please contact the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women ( at 1-888-7HELPLINE. Dear Annie: I am the daughter-in-law mentioned in the letter from “Disappointed Parents,” who said I retreated to the bedroom while my mother-in-law handled the movers. From their letter, I can understand why you think I might be a problem. Yes, they did travel a long distance to help us with our move, and it was greatly appreciated. I kept thanking them and continuously asked whether they were OK and whether they needed anything. I was told over and over that they were just fine. The day the movers

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Dear Annie: There is a young couple in our church who spend the entire mass making out. They kiss, tickle, rub and caress each other every minute of the service. It’s very distracting. It is also distracting to see other people in church snickering and rolling their eyes at them. I am praying that these two read your column and have a PDA wake-up call. -Switching Masses Dear Switching: It is not uncommon for newly enamored couples to have difficulty keeping their hands off of each other. They think others will see it as proof of their love, when in actuality, it is a sign of immaturity. Finding another mass is one option. The other is informing the priest, who should counsel the couple about proper decorum in a place of worship. Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 32 years, and my wife has been both verbally and




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel tired today. In fact, for the past few days, you might have felt that everything was one step forward, two steps backward. This will pass. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your efforts feel stymied when it comes to pulling your act together at home to meet the challenge of visiting guests or the chaos of renovations and residential moves. It’s as if you are walking in quicksand. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) No matter how strong your views are today, this is a poor day to try to coerce others to agree with you. The clarity of your viewpoint will be lost on others. It’s as if your speech is muffled. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful with financial matters today, because

Friday, October 18, 2013 Trail Times

you might not see the whole picture. It’s as if there is Vaseline on your lens. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your efforts to move forward will get you nowhere right now. This baffles even you. Don’t worry, because as Mars moves on, your strength and success rate will recover. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Beware of self-defeating behavior patterns today. It’s easy to fall back into childhood reactions. As long as you’re aware of this, you won’t get into trouble. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The steam has gone out of you when it comes to competing with others today. It doesn’t seem to be worth it. That’s OK; let this pass. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ambitions are thwarted by others, either on purpose or accidentally at this time. Don’t make a

big deal about things. Accept them and move on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) No matter how enthusiastic you are about a project, perhaps with school, publishing or medical or legal issues, you cannot make gains. Wait a week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Disputes about shared property and inheritances are bogged down due to

confusion, misrepresentation and deception. Just put things on hold for about a week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might feel confused when dealing with partners and close friends right now. It’s hard to know what they really want from you, and it’s equally hard to know if you can deliver.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Don’t strike out at others now. If you feel frustrated with someone, wait for a few days because you need more strength and focus to be successful. YOU BORN TODAY You are lively, independent and ready to speak your mind. Sometimes it seems like excitement and stimulation virtually surround you. You are competitive, outspoken









and aggressive about going after what you want. You also are a loyal friend and family member. Good news! This year might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Robert Reed, actor; Michael Gambon, actor; Joy Bryant, actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Personals ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-368-5651 FOR INFORMATION, education, accommodation and support for battered women and their children call WINS Transition House 250-364-1543 PAMPER YOURSELF!!! Ultimate full Body Massage!! Total and Complete relaxation!! Call Lisa Anytime 250-509-4163 7/days

Lost & Found LOST: Key (black fob for car) in East Trail on Wed. Oct.9. Please call 250-368-5253



We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please drop off a resume and current drivers abstract to Ashley at our Castlegar terminal: 1360 Forest Road Castlgar, BC V1N 3Y5 For more info, please call, 250-365-2515 Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!


Help Wanted Experienced Line Cook

needed at The Greek Oven drop resume at back door between 9 - 11 Tues to Sat 400 Columbia Ave, Castlegar ask for Peter Silverbirch Massage Therapy Clinic is expanding & relocating. We currently have opening for RMT’s licensed Estheticians & Holistic Practitioners Call 250-365-6538


Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona i de requirement for the work involved. Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified. com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form what-soever, particularly by a photographic or of set process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the Castlegar area. Applicants should have LTL & P&D driving experience and must be familiar w/the West Kootenay region.

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

CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818



CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery

fax 250.368.8550 email Employment Employment In Memoriam In Memoriam

Help Wanted HVACR SERVICE TECHNICIAN Office based out of Fruitvale, seeking an experienced service technician. Working within the West Kootenay Area. Wage depending on qualifications and experience. Possible apprenticeship opportunity. Please send resume to ngrefrigeration

Cards of Thanks

Help Wanted First Presbyterian Church in Trail is seeking applications for the position of church secretary. This is a permanent part time (9-12 hour) position, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The ideal candidate should have: ~Strong computer skills ~Good communication skills, both verbal and written ~Comfortable working in a Christian setting ~Able to meet deadlines Job description will be posted on our website: by Oct.16th Please apply by Friday, October 25 to: Lorraine Webber 1139 Pine Avenue Trail, BC, V1R 4E2 or email

In Loving Memory of

Julia Pelaschuk December, 1908 to October 20, 1994 In our hearts your memory lingers Always tender, fond and true; There’s not a day, dear mother, We do not think of you. Always remembered, never forgotten Irene, Georgina, Frank & Marie and families

Cards of Thanks

Thank You from the family of

Noel (Antoine) Plamondon The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Behrens and Dr. McCoid for their years of compassionate care and expertise. Also a big thank you to all the staff of Poplar Ridge Pavilion for their hard work and loving care. You were all responsible for making our Grandfather’s stay there enjoyable and happy. Thank you to family, friends, and neighbours for all your kind thoughts, gifts, and well wishes. You have helped us in during this difďŹ cult time. We understand how challenging it is for some to travel great distances during this time of year. We would like to extend our appreciation to the C.W.L. ladies for all of their support and guidance in preparing the Prayers and Service; especially Monique Tremblay, Muriel Miller, and Barb Leavitt; and also to Lillian Michallik for organizing the lunch. Thank you all for helping us celebrate Noel’s life.



In Loving Memory of

Ronald A. (Mac) McDonald passed away October 21, 2011

Always in our hearts, Mom, Shirley (Dave), Donna (John), Karen (Charlie), Bob and Gary.

In Loving Memory

Norma Maureen Orr November 25, 1944 - October 18, 2006

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The Trail Times will continue to publish straight birth announcements free of charge - as always Drop in to 1163 Cedar Ave or email your photo, information and Mastercard or Visa number to 250-368-8551 ext 204

Seven long years have passed since we lost you and your presence in our lives is sorely missed. We miss your beautiful smile, your laughter, sense of humour and the love and leadership you gave to our family. We continue to pray for your peace and happiness in Heaven and look forward to the time we will meet again. Norma, the memories we hold of you in our lives are cherished and treasured forever. Rest at peace until we meet again. Our Deepest Love, Tom, Darryl, Tamara, Shayne, Tom Jr., Violy and your entire family

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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.

**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

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

Help Wanted

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STORE Manager: Dollar Tree This position is responsible for overall store operation, sales, merchandise ordering, and presentation initiatives. Major Responsibilities Customer service and management of all store personnel. Hiring the most qualifies candidates to meet the store’s needs. Creative problem solving in a way that improves store service efficiency and productivity. Performing all opening and closing procedures as well as weekly scheduling. Maintaining a high standard of merchandising, placement, and store signage. If interested, please email with your resume.

We Are Expanding Our Team!


Prince George

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Parts Manager will manage the parts and Inventory function of the Branch operation.

1602 Columbia Ave Castlegar BC V1N 1H9 Phone: 250-365-4845 Fax: 250-365-4865 Toll Free: 1-866-365-4845

Journeyman Technicians Required

We are in need of Technicians with experience in all makes and models of Cars, Trucks, SUV’s. Our shop is fast paced with emphasis on quality and customer satisfaction. Flat rate compensation makes earning potential unlimited for the right Tech. Glacier Honda is a fully developed shop, with advanced technology, and the latest equipment including alignment. Employment is full-time with benefits. Starting salary of $27.00/hr or negotiated depending on experience. Journeyman preferred but would consider 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Please send resume to above address or email:, att’ Al Sanders

TECHNICIAN - TEMPORARY The Applied Research and Technology (ART) group is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Technician to join our world-class team of engineers, scientists, and technologists at our technology centre in Trail, British Columbia. The Technician assists with development projects that are performed at the Applied Research & Technology laboratory, with occasional project support at operating plants at Teck’s Trail Operation and at Teck properties within Canada and abroad. This position reports to the Section Leader, Coal and Energy. Qualifications: • Graduation from a recognized Institute of Technology or equivalent is required. Programs in Environment, Metallurgy or Chemical Sciences are preferred. • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and the ability to communicate effectively are necessary for this position. The applicant must be familiar with the use of computer spreadsheets and able to produce basic technical reports. • Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills are required to liaise effectively with engineering, operating and technical personnel. • The ability to work effectively in a team environment is necessary • Frequent routine travel is expected for this role. Responsibilities: • Prepare test samples • Perform simple analyses • Provide technical data for reporting purposes • Assemble equipment Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and all qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume directly to our career website: (Applied Research and Technology Centre), before October 23, 2013.

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 INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: C- 250-938-1944 Need Cash? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

Home Improvements

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumé quoting reference number PM-12320-10102013 and position title to: Email: Fax: (1)604.888.9699

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

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

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


Qualifications: • Post-secondary education with 5 - 7 years parts and inventory management exp. Any combo of education and exp.may be considered. • Strong knowledge of the Komatsu product line and the products SMS currently service is an asset. • Exc. managerial skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of industry logistic and manufacturing issues.


Pets & Livestock

Financial Services

• Ensure stock levels will support equip. in the field • Develop and maintain relationships with customers. • Ensure that the Parts and Inventory function delivers quality & exceeds customer needs. • Promote the sale of parts. • Develop annual objectives for the Parts and Inventory function • Ensure company plans and programs are carried out by Parts Department. • Ensure that activities are conducted in full compliance with OHSE standards and SMS company policies and processes.


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Duties include, but are not limited to:


Garage Sales


FRUITVALE, 1788 Mountain St., Sat. Oct. 19th, 9am-4pm. Large Sale. Antiques, furniture, jewellery, miscellaneous.

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


Montrose, 325 9th Ave Moving Sale Fri. 10am-4pm, Sat. 9am-4pm It may be getting cold outside BUT this is one Hot moving sale!

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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


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




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

West Trail



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

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

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

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

Call Today! 250-364-1413 ext 206

Misc. for Sale Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS Masks, Make-up, Wigs, Craft supplies, Artist’s canvas. GADGETS & MORE. Downtown Trail. 250-364-0404

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Need KIDS gear? Have FUN this winter! Mine have outgrown some items for skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing. Pre- Swap Sale! Inquire within or on Rossland bhubble. -Small- medium, ski/board helmuts $30 each -Burton Chopper Board 130 $80 (great beginners) -Elan Puzzle Twin Tips with Bindings package $250 size 146 (used 1 season, fun ski) -Salomon Ski Boot $25 / 5 - Kids Tubbs Snowshoes, $55 each (hardly used) Excellent gear at great deals!! Call/text 250-231-2174 mountainmonika OLD WOODEN Dining table, pedestal base, 3 chairs. 57 inch Sony Flat Screen TV, used one year. 250-368-3695 SCREENED TOP Soil, $30. per yard. Delivery available. 250-367-9308 SILVER BLUE Tool box missing from my truck Sat.12, DT Trail. Elect. tools needed to make a living. $100. REWARD NQA. 250-365-7948

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

Musical Instruments Musical Instruments, Lessons Books & Accessories P.A. lighting sales & rentals BAY AVENUE MUSIC, TRAIL 250-368-8878

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

Houses For Sale 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 HUGE DISCOUNTS on Canadian SRI homes. Order before interest rates jump! Immediate delivery or order now and lock in your savings. Call Don or Jesse at 1-866-766-2214. Show homes & factory tours only at Lake Country Modular, 515 Beaver Lake Road, Kelowna.

HOUSE OR CONDO IN ROSSLAND WANTED BEFORE SNOW FLIES! To RENT for DEC 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

Mobile Homes & Parks

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Revenue Property Castlegar 6-plex plus commercial space for sale Income $5150/mth, Close to Tim Hortons & shopping asking $495,000 Cap rate 9% Call James 250-608-3930

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Castlegar 2 Bdrm Centrally located, incl wifi, utilities, cable $900/mth, N/S, N/P Avail Nov 1st 250-304-5021 or 250-304-9903 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 E.TRAIL, 2BD. F/S, Ground floor, coin-op laundry. 250368-3239 E.TRAIL, 2BDRM Gyro park, heat, hot water & cable incl. $675/mo. 250-362-3316 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 Montrose 3 brm, W/D, newly reno, must have ref. NS. May consider small pets. $800/month 250-231-6651 ROSSLAND, 2bd. furnished, F/S, W/D. N/S, N/P. Covered carport. 250-362-9473 Sunningdale:2bdrm corner unit,TV cable & heat included & free use of washer and dryer. 250-368-3055 TRAIL,2bd. apt. Nov.1.Friendly, quiet secure bldg. Heat incl. N/P, N/S. 250-368-5287 TRAIL, Rossland Ave. 1bdrm w/d f/s, n/s n/p. $550/mo. Avail. Nov.1st. 250-368-1361 W.TRAIL, 1BD.+, semi-enclosed balcony. 1 Blk. Downtown. $595./mo. 250-368-6076

Homes for Rent

ANNABLE 1BDR House, yard, all appliances. N/S, N/P 250-364-2472 CASTLEGAR - 2 Bdrm, dbl carport private. NS/NP. 2 mins from DT. $900/mth + utilities. No pets Available Nov 15th 304-8185 or 365-6471

Castlegar North 2 Bdrm Separate walk out basement suite, brand new reno, very clean & bright with all new appliances Fridge, stove, W/D, over the range Micro D/W, No smoking, No pets. $750/mth + utilities Avail Immediately 250-869-5772 Castlegar Woodland Park area, riverfront, 3 Bdrm, 2 bath,1300 sq ft, finished basement, lrg garage, lots of storage, avail Nov 5th $1,100/mth + utilities 250-365-7231 DT Castlegar, 4 Bdrm 2 bath W/D, N/S, N/P, $1200/mth + utilities, Avail Nov 1st Daylight Basement 2 Bdrm 1 Bath, W/D, Private ent $800/mth incl utilities, N/S, N/P 250-304-8185 or 365-6471 Mobile Home, 2/3 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, W/Addition, in Thrums, No dog over 15LBS 250-304-9273, 250-359-7178 TRAIL, 3Bdrm. Available Nov.1st. F/S, N/P. $475./mo. plus utilities. 250-367-7005

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Homes for Rent

Cars - Sports & Imports

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

W.TRAIL, 4BDRM. One bath, basement. $895./mo. 250-3686076

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

Suites, Upper Castlegar 2 Bdrm upper suite rent is nego with the right tenant, Responsible person/s Avail Nov 1st, N/P N/S, 250-769-8796


Trucks & Vans 1995 Ford F250 std, 4x4 Supercab 125000 km on fresh engine, good rubber, nice shape, will take trades, $2,500 OBO 250-445-9987 1996 DODGE RAM Laramie 2500 Diesel, auto, in Grand Forks. $6,900. 250-493-1807.

Auto Financing



Legal Notices


Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval



2001 Toyota Sienna van 210,000 km, A/C, power pkg, excellent condition. $3,400 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807



Cars - Domestic 1997 Honda Accord, 4 dr sedan, 4 cyl, auto, A/C, power pkg. $3,000. 250-442-0122 or 250-493-1807

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

City of Trail


(250) 364-1262

1148 Bay Ave, Trail






Sat.Oct.19 • 1:30-3:30pm 184 Rossland Ave., Trail $160,000

Sat. Oct. 19 • 11am-1pm 1502 Lupin St., Glenmerry $277,500 S’ IOR X SENUPLE D




Fruitvale $379,000 ICE PR AT E GR

Meet the Players... Kevin Macintyre

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Alexander Arthur Serediak, also known as Alex Arthur Serediak, Alex Serediak, Alexander A. Serediak and A.A. Serediak, Deceased NOTICE is hereby given that the Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Alexander Arthur Serediak, also known as Alex Arthur Serediak, Alex Serediak, Alexander A. Serediak and A.A. Serediak, Retired, late of Trail, B.C., who died on March 15, 2009, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix, c/o 200 - 1465 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A3, before November 18, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mira Coleman, Executrix Christopher K. Wendell PORTER RAMSAY LLP Lawyers 200 - 1465 Ellis Street Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2A3

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Glenmerry $239,000 W NE



Sunningdale $189,000

Fruitvale $299,500


Fruitvale $219,000





Fruitvale $346,500

East Trail $259,500 MS OO DR E 4B



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Glenmerry $229,000

Glenmerry $299,900



Fruitvale $129,000 W NE


Waneta Village $189,000 ILY AM E F ME G HU HO




Sunningdale $249,500



East Trail $169,500


Sunningdale $179,000


Montrose $229,000 T EA N GR ATIO C LO

Trail $159,000 OT TL EA GR





Glenmerry $270,000


Houses For Sale

All Pro Realty Ltd.

1997 Honda CRV, good condition, 2 sets of tires with rims, $3500 or best offer, PH: 250364-2799

1995 XT YAMAHA 350 on/off bike, 6100 kms. $2100. 2000 YAMAHA Bear Tracker 2WD $1500. 250-364-0225

Shared Accommodation



Rentals TRAIL, 3bdrm. Glenmerry townhouse, 5 appliances, finished basement, $1000./mo. plus utilities, small dogs ok. 250-368-7068 A21


Upper Warfield $198,900 T EA N GR ATIO C O L



Glenmerry $239,000

Fruitvale $338,000

Trail $185,000

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


Friday, October 18, 2013 Trail Times



is looking for full time and substitute paper carriers!



Deliver the Trail Times four days a week, or the Advertiser one day a week, or both to make additional cash!




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

Various routes available

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

1st Trail Real Estate OPEN HOUSES


ce New Pri

Host: Fred

MLS# 2393010

Sat, October 19 12-2pm 2260 LeRoi Ave Rossland $249,000


Sat, October 19 1:30-3pm 980 Byron Ave Warfield $239,000

Host: Rhonda MLS# 2392652

Sat, October 19 11am-1pm 464 Austad Trail $159,000


io 3 Spac Lots


MLS# 2391999

Host: Rhonda MLS# 2389662

Legal Suite

o 1 Bedro

MLS# 2392333

MLS# 2391600

Beaver Falls $299,500

Trail $50,000

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-948

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-948

ting New Lis


Tons of Potential! A 3 story 3 bedroom home in a wonderful part of Warfield. Your personal touch will go a long way! Call your Realtor 速 for a viewing and bring your ideas. Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

MLS# 2217685

Rossland $49,900

Marie Claude 250-512-1153


MLS# 2392095


Marie Claude 250-512-1153

MLS# 2393112

MLS# 2393449

Montrose $495,000

Fruitvale $139,000

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575


MLS# 2218775


Rob Burrus 250-231-4420

uite Legal S

MLS# 2392685

MLS# 2392816

Trail $179,900

Trail $249,000

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268

Fred Behrens 250-368-1268


MLS# 2392303


Marie Claude 250-512-1153

MLS# 2390612

MLS# 2389710

Montrose $265,000

Trail $449,900

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490

Patty Leclerc-Zanet 250-231-4490


MLS# 2392108

MLS# 2389421


Fruitvale $409,000

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



Fri, Oct 18 10am-4pm Sat, Oct 19 9am - 4pm

It may be cold outside but this is one hot moving sale.

325 9th Ave, Montrose Moving Sale

Sat, Oct 19 9am - 4pm

jewelry, miscellaneous

2 Antiques, furniture,

1788 Mountain St, Fruitvale Large Sale

Garage sales



11am - 1pm

a Sat, Oct 19

1502 Lupin St, Glenmerry

1:30 - 3:30pm

BSat, Oct 19

184 Rossland Ave, Trail

Open House


Garage sales & Open Houses

east trail



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The Local Experts™


1358 Cedar Avenue, Trail • 250.368.8818



10am - 11am

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2320 McBride Street, Trail

314 Montcalm Road, Warfield

#312-880 Wordsworth Avenue, Warfield

3461 Marigold Drive, Trail

940 Nelson Avenue, Trail

Host: Deanne

Host: Mary M

Host: Mark

Host: Darlene

Host: Ron










11:30am-12:30pm STING NEW LI

2266 - 6th Avenue, Trail

2250 McBride Street, Trail

1223 Primrose Street, Trail

650 - 9th Avenue, Montrose

3414 Aster Drive, Trail

Host: Mary M

Host: Deanne

Host: Mark

Host: Terry A

Host: Darlene





ROSSLAND 10am-11am






Attend one of these


1354 Cooke Avenue, Rossland

1887 Spokane Street, Rossland

Host: Bill

Host: Dave



and be entered into the draw for



Host: Ron



1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale


1715 - 3rd Avenue, Rossland

1952 McLeod Avenue, Rossland

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.

Host: Bill

Host: Dave

Call Jodi 250-231-2331


1648 Columbia Avenue, Trail


Thinking of moving?

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

Tonnie Stewart

Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

for a

Free Home Evaluation

Jodi Beamish 250 -231-2331


Call Now

ext 48

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

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