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Council approves voting by mail in next election BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff
With only 31 per cent of Trail residents turning up to vote in the last municipal election, council is looking at ways to give everyone the opportunity to cast a ballot in next year’s civic election. With an estimated $1,500 cost, Trail council agreed to move forward with an amending bylaw to introduce mail ballot voting in November 2014. In response to an increasing population of “snowbirds,” or residents who own property within the jurisdiction but are not present during the election, local governments have the option of instituting voting by mail. “As our population gets older more people go away,” said Coun. Robert Cacchioni during the Oct. 15 governance and operations committee (GOC) meeting. “I think we should give those people opportunity to vote.” The city currently allows for two advance voting opportunities, one held 10 days prior to the general voting and the other, three days before election day. However, there remains a groups of citizens who leave town before those dates, and wish to have their say, according to Cacchioni. “I have heard this from a few people and this is hinged on the fact that the election was supposed to be changed to October, but now that it is staying in November, there will be people who will have already left town.” Michelle McIsaac, Trail’s corporate administrator and chief election officer, said there were few queries from electors unable to attend any of the established voting opportunities in the 2008 and 2011 general location elections, but she conceded that people who do leave town prior to Nov. 5, 2014, may not be able to cast a ballot. Although proceeding with mail ballot voting would increase election costs by 10 per cent and add to the volume of work for city staff, McIsaac cited the town of Creston’s experience with the process in its previous election. “Creston is the only municipality in our area that used mail ballot previously,” she explained. “In 2011 they issued 50 mail ballot packages and had 33 ballots returned.” Trail’s last election was a close race, said Coun. Sean Mackinlay. “Being a person that is on the three-point margin, the outcome could have been totally different with mail ballot voting in the last election,” he explained. “Even if we have only one ballot cast and it does cost $1,500 I think that is a fine price to pay,” Mackinlay continued. “In my mind, I don’t think there should be a cost on election and we need to make sure everyone is represented.” McIsaac clarified that mail voting ballots will only See VOTER, Page 2
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The Kootenay Camas Project took root in the garden at J.L. Crowe Secondary School Tuesday morning. The project, funded by Columbia Basin Trust, has a goal to promote community awareness and stewardship of camas, a plant that is native to the West Kootenay.
Project seeks to bring back native plant BY SHERI REGNIER
A little blue flower holds the seed to historical West Kootenay culture that has almost disappeared from the natural landscape. As part of a native plant restoration initiative called the Kootenay Camas Project, BC First Nations students dug into dirt this week to grow the Camassia quamash (camas), a plant with roots that once were a dietary staple for many indigenous people. The Grade 12 students at J.L. Crowe Secondary, were given 50 seeds and bulbs in various stages of germination to sow in the high school’s garden, allowing them to monitor stages of growth during the next year. The plant can take upwards of four years to mature from seed to flower, at which time the bulbs can be harvested and used as a food source.
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Local botanist Valerie Huff, member of the nonprofit Kootenay Native Plant Society, provided the camas seeds and bulbs cultivated from her Trail garden, and held the students’ attention with discussion of the plant’s origin and threats to its natural habitat. The Camas Project sprouted from a chance encounter Huff had in the ‘80s when she first spotted the flower growing wild by the side of a South Slocan road. “This flower had me pulling over to the side of the road because it was something I had never seen before,” she said. “After research I learned it was camas and found that it was a major food crop for First Nations throughout the Columbia plateau.” Through time, the once flourishing plant, which is a low-elevation species, was crowded out by the planting of lawns and greenery non-indigenous to the area. See CAMAS, Page 3
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Voter apathy a concern FROM PAGE 1 be available for those with physical disability, illness or injury that affect the ability to vote at a scheduled voting opportunity, or for those who expect to be absent from the community during advance voting or general voting day. “We want to encourage an increase in the voter turnout for the 2014 municipal elections,” she said. “It is not an option for those who would just prefer not to come to the voting station.” The motion to proceed with voting by mail was carried unanimously but was followed with further discussion of voter apathy. “To differentiate with respect to people leaving the area, I think the bigger concern is that people who are in your area don’t vote,” said David Perehudoff, chief administrative officer. “Wouldn’t you be more concerned about that than capturing 50 votes at a cost of $30 per vote, give or take,” he said, adding, “the issue you would want to study more directly is why people are sitting in Trail on the election date and not coming out (to vote.)” Twenty-six year council member Gord DeRosa, replied that mail ballot voting is a “step in the right direction.” “If you can’t impact what is going to happen in the community you live in, it hits home hard,” he said. “If you have opinions and like to vote, you shouldn’t be prevented.” In addition to advance voting, Trail currently provides special voting opportunities on elections day at the regional hospital, Columbia View Lodge and Rosewood Village for patients and residents living in those facilities. In cases of those living at home but afflicted with mobility issues, curbside voting is also conducted, which has a member of city staff travelling to the residence with ballot in hand.
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Kaela Zimmer, 18, said her job a the Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company in Rossland is sweet. During the fall months and with Halloween around the corner, chocolatier Trish Dyer and her staff are busy creating chocolate pumpkin cases filled with chocolate truffles, with the “The Great Pumpkin” as a seasonal option.
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Sale and move helps school district’s coffers By Jim Sinclair Castlegar News
A bylaw making way for the sale of Rossland's MacLean Elementary School to the French School District was given first and second reading at the School District 20 board meeting on Monday at Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar. Relief in relation to the $1 million sale was expressed by board chair Darrel Ganzert as well as by several trustees. "The selling of MacLean School is a huge step forward for the board," said Ganzert. "What it allows us to do is to top up our facilities grant because we used most of last year's and this year's grant to convert Rossland from a high school to a K-9 school. That left the district without much at all. “Now we can top that fund up and also look very closely at fixing the water at the Rossland school, at least the drinking water side of things. It gives us a lot of flexibility we didn't have before." Another property disposition bylaw – concerning the location of school district offices was also given first and second reading. This one regarded the vacating of leased space in the downtown Trail FortisBC building. "It's the one thing the public has complained about, and rightly so, for many
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School District 20 will be vacating its offices in the FortisBC building in downtown Trail and moving to the second floor of the Trail Middle School in East Trail. years," the board chair said. and not paying the lease rent to anyone." "Now, with our lease running out with Dealing with other agenda items, the Fortis we have the opportunity to leave. board agreed unanimously to look at We will be moving the board office to the setting up committees to re-name Trail second floor of what is the Trail Middle Middle School and Rossland Secondary School. Then we'll be in our own building School in order to reflect the changes at
the respective institutions. "It won't be a real large committee," stated Ganzert, "I think, a principal of the school, probably a parent, possibly a teacher and a trustee from that area. “They'll make a recommendation. Ultimately it'll be the school board's decision but their recommendation will hold a lot of weight, I would imagine." Described during a series of reports from the secretary treasurer was an upgrading of the district's telephone system. With about $150,000 to be earmarked for the project the board is quite keen on the improvements and eventual cost savings expected with the new arrangement. "Right now with have a standard (traditional) telephone provider," explained Ganzert. "This will give us something that I believe will be more internet-based, where we won't be paying a monthly rent. It amounts to a very sizable saving on an annual basis, after we have spent the money to convert." Among the other business looked after was unanimous approval, in principal, of a Twin Rivers Elementary field trip to San Francisco in late February to participate in Russian Cultural experiences. The trip would incur no cost to the school board.
Camas plant District considers sewage treatment plant for city can be found in Gyro Park By Yolanda Ridge Rossland News
FROM PAGE 1 “Camas goes hand in hand with people,” said Huff. “It likes to grow where we like to live, which is valley bottom and beside rivers. And lawns are their biggest enemy.” The plant can be seen in limited clusters from the Gyro Park walkway in early spring, but only for a short time, explained Huff. “They are a ‘now you see it, now you don’t,’” she said. “It only blooms for two or three weeks and then dies back and by the middle of June, it is gone.” Besides students, the Kootenay Camas Project enlists the help from “citizen science,” which engages the public to observe, collect and record data about local camas populations. “This is our second year highlighting camas,” said Huff. “Last year we asked people to report it but I was a bit skeptical that they would recognize it,” she continued. “But we didn’t get a single report of the wrong plant identified. Once you know what your are looking for, you can spot it.”
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The thing about sewage—it happens, and someone’s got to deal with it. Right now, Rossland lets it flow down the hill to the Columbia Pollution Control Centre (CPCC)—that industrial facility behind Waneta Plaza in Trail. As part of a centralized collection system servicing Rossland, Trail, Warfield, Rivervale and Oasis, the CPCC provides primary treatment to the domestic wastewater for approximately 14,000 people under the direction of RDKB environmental services. Problem is, primary treatment (removing solids, disinfecting remaining liquid with chlorine gas, and then de-chlorinating it prior to discharge into the Columbia River) is not enough; Federal standards mandate secondary treatment (the additional use of bacteria to remove degradable organic matter). Preventing the RDKB from being fined in violation of wastewater regulation is the existence of a Liquid Waste
Management Plan (LWMP). Stage 1 of this plan was completed in 2008 and the environmental services department is “currently waiting for a few items to be sorted out prior to completing the stage two process,” explained Bryan Teasdale, manager of infrastructure and sustainability. As it stands, the LWMP committee is set to consider two different options: Expand and update the existing CPCC at an estimated cost of $20-26 million; or construct a new secondary treatment facility in a different location, near the Columbia Gardens next to the Trail airport, at a cost of roughly $40 million. Until early this year, both options were being considered with and without the inclusion of Montrose and Fruitvale. But according to Teasdale, the Beaver Valley communities have now pulled out of the regional plan, electing instead to update their own stand-alone treatment facilities independently. This development would appear to tip the balance in favour of updating the current
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Warfield at a ratio of roughly 70-20-10 (with a separate subcontract to provide collection and treatment for the other communities). Developed in 1967, this formula, likely derived from population distribution, does not take into consideration discharge from large companies and fails to acknowledge community efforts to reduce output—such as the large amount of money Rossland recently spent upgrading its collection system to keep the wastewater in the pipes and the ground water out. The City of Rossland has gone to arbitration to have the formula adjusted in the past. Ultimately, the mayor would like to see the cost assessed based on the amount of sewage each area produces. “But we’re a long way off from having our own facility,” said Granstrom. “We do not even know if any suitable land exists.” Whether the RDKB will allow treated wastewater to be discharged into Trail Creek remains to be seen, he pointed out.
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NDP will pick new party leader next spring By Tom Fletcher BC Local News
The provincial executive of the NDP has proposed May 25, 2014 for a leadership vote to select a replacement for Adrian Dix. The party executive picked the date, almost exactly three years before the next scheduled B.C. election, to avoid municipal elections set for next fall and a federal election expected in 2015. That is to make it more practical for municipal politicians and MPs to consider whether they want to jump to provincial politics. Dix announced in September he would stay on
as leader until a successor is chosen, and at the time he said that would take place before the middle of next year. The May vote was picked after discussions with the party’s current MLAs and local constituency presidents, but it still must be approved by the NDP provincial council. No candidate has formally announced, but several are considering a run. They include veteran Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth, who finished second to Dix in 2011, and caucus newcomers Judy Darcy, George Heyman and David Eby, all of whom rep-
resent Vancouver constituencies. Vancouver Island MLA Rob Fleming and SkeenaBulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen have also said they are weighing their chances. Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan, who finished third behind Dix in the 2011 vote, announced last week he will not make another run for the top job. Horgan said he wants to see a new generation of leadership get the attention of members after the party’s upset loss in the May 2013 election. The B.C. NDP’s next party convention is set for Nov. 15-17 in Vancouver.
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NATIONAL OBITUARIES BANN, MAX RONALD (UNCLE RONNIE) — Last of the metal men. Max passed away from mesothelioma in Surrey BC on October 16, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents George and Florence Bann, his brother Ray Bann. He is survived by his sister Louise (Bruce) Bann, nephews Mike (Vicki), Lon, Che, Reggie and Tyrone, nieces Shena, Tamara, Tracy and Tayce, sister in law Valerie Bann and many relatives and friends who loved him. There will be a Celebration of Life for Ronnie on Friday October 25, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #170 in Castlegar BC. Sarah Vass of Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Lawsuit says agency snooping on Canadians THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER – The federal government is facing a lawsuit over its electronic surveillance activities, with a Vancouver-based civil rights group alleging Ottawa’s secretive eavesdropping agency is prying into the personal communications of Canadians. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association’s lawsuit against the Communications Security Establishment Canada, or CSEC, follows similar cases launched by advocates in the United States and comes as revelations about American spying activities fuel a debate about how far governments should go to keep tabs on both foreigners and their own citizens. The lawsuit, filed in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday, alleges CSEC is infringing on Canadians’ rights to free speech and to be protected from illegal search and seizure. Specifically, the group claims Canadians are being swept up as CSEC monitors emails, phone calls and text messages of foreign targets, when those targets are communicating with Canadians. The lawsuit also says Canadians’ data is being collected in a program to monitor and track so-called electronic metadata, which details the time, location and other information about electronic communications. The group’s statement of claim says CSEC is permitted to monitor the content of telecommunications with an authorization from the minister of national defence. The metadata collection, the lawsuit says, occurs under a series of directives from the minister. None of those activities is the subject of any outside approval or oversight, such as through a court and Parliament, the group says. No federal government department or agency was willing to discuss the lawsuit or the extent of CSEC’s spying activities on Tuesday. The federal departments of Justice and National Defence each declined to comment,, directing calls about the lawsuit to CSEC.
Duffy tells Senate he was ordered by Harper to repay expenses THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – Sen. Mike Duffy says Prime Minister Stephen Harper, concerned about how the senator’s burgeoning expense scandal was going over with the Conservative ``base,’’ ordered him to repay $90,000 in disallowed housing allowance claims. In a riveting speech to his Senate colleagues, Duffy spun a tale of ``conspiracy’’ as he described a February meeting with Harper and his then chief of staff, Nigel Wright, during which the senator pleaded his innocence. ``But the prime minister wasn’t interested in explanations or the truth,’’ Duffy said, recounting what Harper himself told him. ``’It’s not about what you did,’’’ Duffy quoted Harper as saying. ``’It’s about the perception of what you did that’s been created in the media. The rules are inexplicable to our base’ ... ``I was ordered by the prime minister to pay the money back, end of discussion.’’ Duffy said when he later complained that he couldn’t afford to pay the money back, Wright offered to ``write the cheque.’’ He does not, however,
make clear whether Harper was privy to that part of the discussion. Duffy said he spoke by telephone several times with Wright, repeatedly insisting that to ``pay back money I didn’t owe would destroy my reputation.’’ ``The PMO piled on the pressure. Some honourable senators called me in P.E.I. One senator in particular left several particularly nasty and menacing messages: ‘Do what the prime minister wants, do it for the PM and for the good of the party.’ ``Finally, the message from the PMO became, ‘Do what we want or else.’’’ The ``else,’’ Duffy said, was that the Conservatives on the powerful steering committee of the Senate’s board of internal economy, David Tkachuk and Carolyn Stewart Olsen, would declare him unqualified to sit as a senator. ``’However, if you do what we want, the prime minister will publicly confirm that you’re entitled to sit as a senator for P.E.I. and you won’t lose your seat,’’’ Duffy quoted Wright as saying. ``I said, ‘They don’t have the power to do that.’ He said, ‘Agree to what we want right now or else.’’’ Duffy said he made one last effort,
arguing he’d done nothing wrong and didn’t have the money to reimburse the Senate in any event. ``’Don’t worry,’ Nigel said. ‘I’ll write the cheque. Let the lawyers handle the details, you just follow the plan and we’ll keep Carolyn Stewart Olsen and David Tkachuk at bay.’’’ Duffy said at least two PMO lawyers were involved in crafting the deal. Duffy is protected from legal action over the allegations because his comments were made in the Senate chamber. He also did not provide documentation, though claimed to have written material that would back up his allegations. The embattled senator’s remarkable narrative – his first extensive public comments since the scandal erupted earlier this year – comes as the Senate debates the merits of a concerted Conservative effort to censure him and two other former Conservative colleagues. Duffy and former Conservative caucus colleagues Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau face the prospect of suspension without pay for ``gross negligence’’ in their management of Senate resources.
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THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The federal government is reporting it is $7 billion ahead of pace in completely eliminating its deficit, likely giving the Harper Conservatives a clear path to move ahead with promised tax savings measures in advance of the next election. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled documents Tuesday showing Ottawa’s deficit for the just completed 2012-13 fiscal year was $18.9 billion, not the $25.9 billion he had projected in the March budget. The timing is critical to the Conservatives, who have seen their polling numbers suffer under the dual threat of a revitalized Liberal party with a charismatic new leader in Justin Trudeau and a more formidable NDP. In the 2011 campaign the Conservatives pledged not only to balance
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he federal Tories’ recent pledge to make Canada’s cable and satellite TV providers more accountable to consumers was a bizarre use of a Throne Speech, though its mere mention may finally move the country’s big media companies into a new era of service transparency. In the grand scheme of things, and given all the issues Canada faces, the Tories’ policy focus on TV subscriber “bundles” is like driving in a finishing nail with a wrecking ball. But that’s politics for you. TV service bundles offered by Bell, Rogers, Shaw, TELUS and a couple of other regional companies are one-price options for consumers that aggregate home phone service, TV and Internet. The bundles range from basic to premium, or small to large, with the larger bundles having more channels, bandwidth and so on. Seems reasonable on its face, but the bundling notion is the number one complaint of subscribers, primarily because the process is as transparent as facing a black wall on a cloudy moonless night.
The providers decide which channels go into which sized bundle and, for the most part, the customer’s only choice is to subscribe to the bundle of channels that best suits them. There is little to no option to either customize a bundle or to choose only the channels they want from an a la carte list. Even before the speech, the CRTC had said that it would reexamine the question of how TV providers package their services to Canadians, including issues of cost and consumer choice. So with the CRTC on the case, why the prime ministerial overkill? The most obvious reason is that Stephen Harper, who probably doesn’t watch TV, knows the suburban voters he covets do, and that the majority of them are less focused on Canada’s international aid efforts than their monthly phone/ cable bills. The assault on TV bundles in the Throne Speech is also a warning to Canada’s media companies, which have been publicly challenging the Prime Minister over the Tories’ goal to create space in Canada’s
telecomm world for one or more larger media companies to compete with the oligarchy that is principally Bell, Rogers, Shaw, TELUS and Quebecor. Need proof that the PM’s plan might work? Advertisements have been popping up everywhere as Canada’s cell phone companies trip over one another to promote reduced roaming rates for Canadians visiting the U.S. It’s a classic case of making a virtue of necessity with the Telco’s getting out front of any anticipated move by the CRTC to mandate reductions of the ridiculous, indefensible fees, which are apparently the number one complaint of Canada cell subscribers. You can now also expect
the Telco’s and cable companies to get out front of the “bundles” issue before the CRTC acts, and way before the PM steps in. As usual, the whole circus is just plain silly, albeit in a complicated way. Had Canada’s Telco’s and cable companies taken the initiative to engage with their subscribers on these issues they wouldn’t be facing new regulation as we speak. But they couldn’t help themselves when there was so much money rolling in from bundled services as well as the many extras as they could find. It is also silly because most consumers who purchase bundles are likely better off with them than with an a la carte system. TV providers currently pay companies that own the TV channels for the right to offer those channels to you. That wholesale fee can range from a few cents to a few dollars a month, per subscriber. Not per individual subscriber, but to the total number of subscribers a given company has. If, or when, the system is unbundled, the wholesale pricing structure the provider uses could become more costly. If subscribers
start choosing only the TV channels they want to watch, they will likely pay more per channel than they do now inside the bundles; or they may need to pay more for their home phone, or Internet. Not to mention what unbundling could do to some specialty TV channels with small audiences which currently earn money monthly even if no one watches. The issue should be less about bundles and more about transparency for consumers. As a start, the cable and satellite TV companies could share information with their subscribers about the real cost of providing their services. In the end, bundled services should still be offered to those who want them, while a la carte services should be available for those who would prefer that. Clearly, change is in the air though, so stay tuned to see how it all turns out. Troy Media Columnist Terry Field is an associate professor in the journalism major in the Bachelor of Communication program at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Alberta.
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Thank natural resources for rise in Canadians’ personal wealth
recent Credit Suisse by economic research firm report revealed a Informetrica estimates that the startling reversal of cumulative 10 year impact of the historic relation- these projects would add a stagship between American and gering $1.4 trillion to Canada’s Canadian personal wealth. GDP and create an average of Since the 2008 economic 600,000 new jobs per year. crisis, American median perThe projects are aimed at sonal wealth has fallen to fast growing Asian economies, US$44,900, while Canadian but the report warns, “Canada median personal wealth has a significant opportunity to has risen to capture these new US$90,300. Part markets . . . but of that shift is we face stiff opposexplained by ition. To fully realCanada’s relatively ize Canada’s treuntroubled housmendous resource ing market, but potential and the fundamental planned investfactor is our more ments, governGWYNN robust post-2008 ments must coneconomic pertinue to collaborate Troy Media formance. and put in place So how did the most effective Canada achieve this? measures to enable investThe answer lies in our rich ment and responsible resource endowment of natural resour- development.” So, one year ces. While both countries lost after that call to action, what manufacturing jobs to China, progress has been made? new Canadian jobs were being The largest growth opporcreated to supply China’s rapid- tunity lies in the oil and gas ly growing appetite for energy, sector, but progress has stalled metals and lumber. over the crucial issue of market A report prepared by Natural access. Most of the focus over Resources Canada for last fall’s the past year has been on the Mines Ministers’ conference continuing uncertainty surin Charlottetown summar- rounding American approval izes the economic importance of the Keystone XL oil pipeof resources. In 2011, direct line. But regardless of whether and indirect employment was that pipeline ultimately gains more than 1.6 million and U.S. Presidential approval or $233 billion in export revenues not, the real lesson of Keystone were generated. Canada is the applies to both oil and natworld’s sixth largest oil pro- ural gas, i.e. the urgent need ducer, third largest natural to diversify away from dependgas producer and third largest ency upon a faltering, highlyproducer of hydroelectricity. In politicized and increasingly mining, our country is the top energy independent customer. potash producer, second largest The most willing customuranium producer, third lar- ers for Canada’s oil and gas gest aluminum producer and are energy hungry Asian econranks as one of the world’s omies. Projects to pipe gas to top five producers of other key LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminerals and metals. minals on B.C.’s northern coast Those resources underpin a seem destined for success, but staggering $650 billion com- the Northern Gateway oil pipepanies plan to invest in the line project to that same coast hundreds of Canadian resource is mired in controversy. Even development projects over the if it receives Federal regulanext decade. A study conducted tory approval, and even if B.C.
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Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford come to an agreement, the project faces strident opposition from First Nations. That uncertainty has stimulated the proposed Energy East pipeline project that would move Alberta oil sands crude on a much lengthier route to Asia via Irving Oil’s deep-water terminal in New Brunswick. And while some native groups have come out in opposition, the predominate use of existing pipeline rightof-ways reduces their chances of obstructing the project on the basis of “traditional territory” claims. Native activism also plagues other resource sectors. A recent Fraser Institute Survey of mining executives identified uncertainty due to land claims as the “primary deterrent” to investing in B.C. And First Nations opposition is also problematic for mining projects in Ontario, Quebec and almost every other province. The bottom line is that companies cannot justify risking hundreds of millions of dollars identifying a resource, designing facilities and promulgating regulatory processes if a project approved under the laws of our country can be stymied because one or more of our 600 First Nations hold a de facto veto. Finding ways to remove this huge deterrent to investment should be the top priority for governments as they “collaborate and put in place the most effective measures to enable investment and responsible resource development”. Failure to do so will surely derail the resource investments generating the export revenues and jobs underpinning those superior personal wealth statistics. Gwyn Morgan is a retired Canadian business leader who has been a director of five global corporations.
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he firing of a head coach always comes with a measure of regret and recrimination. It means the team is underperforming and/ or simply not responding to the coach and his system. Invariably it is the coach that takes the fall. Sometimes it takes a few years, and other times as with the Philadelphia Flyers’ Peter Laviolette this season, three games, but make no mistake, it will happen. In the case of Trail Smoke Eater coach Bill Birks, it took a five-game losing streak to precipitate his demise. Yet, in just over two years with the team, Birks registered 41 wins 79 losses, two ties, and nine OT losses, not a stellar record but then again Trail has had its challenges in attracting players, local or otherwise. Did the executive make the wrong decision in extending the coach’s contract for a year, and then firing him 15 games into the season? Maybe. But there comes a time when that is the only recourse. Unfortunately, they now have to pay out his contract and dredge a shallow coaching pool for an available replacement. It would be nice, but unlikely, if Barry Zanier or even Craig Clair would step into the position. Both are eminently qualified, however, their day jobs will undoubtedly get in the way of a full-time commitment. Perhaps the real question
worth asking is what caused a team that got off to a seemingly decent start, tank so irretrievably? The injury to Adam Todd was a big loss, and the team hasn’t won since. Sometimes an injury to a key guy can mess with the team’s confidence. Dustin Nikkel has been good in his stead, it’s just one of those intangibles that wreak havoc on a team’s psyche. At other times a coach “loses the players,” and no matter what he does to try to motivate them, the team spirals into a netherworld of frustration, which simply serves to exacerbate poor play. I’m not saying that was the case with Birks and the Smokies, I mean he managed to wring every ounce of effort out of last year’s Smoke Eaters and just miss the playoffs in the final week of play. Birks is a good coach and his players worked hard for him. He wasn’t the easiest person to interview. He was moody, gruff, and cantankerous at times, but he was always candid, honest, and open - rare commodities in sports these days, and I couldn’t help but respect and like him. In any event, a coaching change rarely makes a team better - unless you are Patrick Roy in Colorado. It is a way to shake things up. Yet, it hasn’t worked for the Smokies - yet - a team that has now lost seven straight and fallen to 4-11-1-1. The one question that remains then is - do the Smokies have the talent to compete? I think they do. However, certain players need to step up and be the player we keep expecting them to be. It is a team game, but individual players do make a difference, and every one of the Smoke Eaters has to be accountable for the product on and off the ice - unfortunately for Birks, he had to pay.
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Top: Red Mountain Racers Jane Andison (right) and Kaysa Panke hit the slopes of the French Alps in Tignes, France this month to train with the French and Canadian national teams. Below: Canadian national ski team member Sasha Zaitsoff (middle) leads the Red Mountain Racers through a round of dryland training. BY LINDA SCHULZE Times Contributor
It has been an exciting autumn for Red Mountain Racers – all over the world. Sammy Gaul has just returned from spending her summer, wintering in Australia where she continued her ski training, racing at Mt. Buller. After a very successful campaign, Gaul succeeded in securing a spot at the Whistler Cup in April. All Red Mountain Racers were invited to a surprise dryland training camp last week, and they were joined by 23-year-old, World Cup and Olympic hopeful, Sasha Zaitsoff. Zaitsoff, a member of the national ski team, is a role model for BC athletes and racers, especially those from Kootenay ski hills like Red Mountain Racer and U14 Provincial Alpine Champion Jane Andison. “It is really cool to be able to train with somebody who is where I want to be someday,” said Andison. For Zaitsoff, this is a watershed year with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia adding some extra pressure. “I’m going to Austria for training,” says Zaitsoff. “My goal is to get selected to compete at a World Cup slalom event in Finland in November.” The pressure is on for this young skier and consistency is key. “I am trying to be as fit as possible at all times. Not only do I need to peak before the Olympics in order
to qualify for a spot there, but as an Alpine Racer, I need to peak several times over the season in order to do well at each race I go to.” A few days later, with Zaitsoff off to Austria, several Red Mountain Racers, including Andison, boarded a flight to take them for a three week training camp in Tignes, France. Accompanied by their coach, Mike Osatiuk, these Racers will train right alongside the National Teams of France and Canada as they prepare for the first alpine World Cup downhill of the season, in Solden, Austria. “Watching the French and Canadian ski teams is very inspirational,” said Andison. “I’ve been particularly excited watching Tessa Worley (a French skier ranked third in World Cup GS], she is just amazing.” Local ski racers and enthusiasts will get their first fix of skiing with the annual Red Mountain Racer Ski Swap on Saturday at the Willi Krause
Field House in Trail. Gear drop off is at 8:30-11 a.m. with the swap doors opening at noon. Phil Patterson, head coach of Red Mountain Racers, and several Nancy Green coaches will be on hand to answer questions regarding Nancy Green registration. Lesley Chisholm of Lesley Chisholm photography will be there with a team photo of Nancy Green ski racers from last season – and an opportunity to purchase as well as view other superb images of ski racing. In addition, Elaine and Peter Zaitsoff will be helping out at the Swap if you happen to have any questions for these enthusiastic and supportive racer parents. For info on the Nancy Greene Ski League, ngsl.redmountainracers@ gmail.com. For more information on Red Mountain Racers please go our website, redmountainracers.com.
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addition to daily practices. Players named to the Canada West selection camp roster were selected from the CJHL’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL). The selection camp roster was chosen by Canada West head coach Jason McKee (Spruce Grove, AJHL), along with assistant coaches Trent Cassan (Yorkton, SJHL) and Ryan Smith (Selkirk, MJHL), and team manager Shawn Bullock (Hockey Canada). “There is tremendous tal-
ent in Canada’s five western Junior A leagues, and it was a challenge to select only 66 to invite,” McKee said. “We’re excited for the potential of this group, and we can’t wait to get on the ice in Calgary and choose the 22 who will wear the red and white in Yarmouth.” A dozen BCHL Interior division players were invited to the camp including Brett Beauvais, Paul Stoykewych, and Alex Colombe from the Penticton Vees; Adam Plant, Seb Lloyd, and David Pope of West Kelowna Warriors; Jared Wilson, Demico Hannoun, and Mason Blacklock of the Vernon Vipers; Salmon Arm’s Alex Gillies, and Jeff Wight from the Merritt Centennials.
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Three teams stay perfect By Tom Hall
After a long hot summer it’s good to be back on the ice. The Trail Retirees Curling Club found the ice quick with lots of curl, just like you see on TV. While the curlers may look more like Russ Howard than Jim Cotter, the will to curl well is no less intense. On sheet ‘A’ Jim Stewart’s rink took on the Brett Rakuson foursome. The Rakuson side got off to a nice start with two in the first end, but gave up four in the second. The Stewart side then stole single points in the next four ends to take a commanding 8-2 lead. The Rakuson side battled back in the seventh and eighth with a total of five points to make the final an 8 to 6 Stewart win. Sheet ‘B’ saw a tight battle between the Dan Horan and Wanye Wyton rinks. Two blank ends highlighted this defensive struggle that saw the Wyton team up four to three going into the eighth end. It was not a shock that the Horan
team could only come up with a single to tie the game 4 to 4. Sheet ‘C’ was a run and gun affair. The Harvey Handley rink shot it out with the Tom Hall foursome. Tied 1-1 after two, the Hall rink took four in the third. The Handley foursome, not to be out gunned, stormed back and took a four in the fourth. The Hall side replied with three in the fifth end. Settling down each side took one in the sixth and seventh. Down three in the eighth with guards out front and three Handley rocks in the back of the four foot, and a Hall rock sitting shot between the Handley stones Harvey had only one shot for the tie. Bump the Hall rock and one of his own back far enough and keep his shooter to count three. It was not to be, and the Hall foursome stole one, making the final 10-6. On Sheet ‘D’ the Primo Secco rink took and early lead against the Clare Coleman foursome. Trading points back an fourth, but never giving up the lead, the Secco team took a 5-3 lead into the eighth end. Down but not out the Coleman rink battled back and put up three to stun Secco and win the game 6-5. In a battle of 2 and 0 teams, Serge Pasquali faced off against new comer Murray Walsh. The Walsh side opened up with a single in the first to break the ice. The Pasquali team stormed back with a six in the second end to open a big lead. The Walsh team were not intimidated and struggled back to tie the game at seven after seven. With hammer the Pasquali team scored a single in the eighth end to secure the win, 8 to 7, and go to 3 and 0 on the season. From October 7 to November 30, 2013
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causing tension and friction. How do I make this stop? -- Working Hard Dear Working: If you have taken the matter to the manager and human resources without result, there is nothing more you can do through normal channels. What’s left is your personal response. If you like your job and wish to stay, you’ll have to ignore Joe and whatever his “table” lacks, in the hope that someday he will be found out and your hard work will be appreciated. Your second option is to look for another job where management takes these things seriously. Dear Annie: After
to offer some reimbursement for the trip, but if your husband expected remuneration, he needed to make it clear from the start. Since he did not, it’s pointless to hold onto that grudge. Invitations are a separate matter. You had no contact with this nephew for 23 years, so obviously, the relationship is not close. A dinner invitation would have been a nice “thank you” for the plumbing, but it likely didn’t occur to the nephew to do so. We don’t believe it is an intentional slight. So, have you invited them to your home for dinner? That would be a good place to start warming up this relationship, teaching him nicely how to extend hospitality. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Worried Grandma in Illinois,” whose granddaughter is being force-fed by her mother and stepmother. I am an occupational therapist who
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having no contact with us in 23 years, my husband’s nephew decided to move back to our state with his wife and build a new home. My husband agreed to do the plumbing for nothing, but at the very least expected to be paid a small amount for the three 40-mile trips he drove to perform the work. This apparently never entered his nephew’s mind. Also, in the three years since the home was built, we never have been invited to family gatherings there, not even those that included the nephew’s mother (my husband’s sister). Should my husband say something or remain quiet in order to keep the peace? -Annoyed Aunt Dear Aunt: First of all, if your husband said he would do the work for free, the nephew no doubt assumed that included all associated costs. Of course, it would have been gracious and considerate
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Dear Annie: I love my job, but I constantly see favoritism among the management staff. One in particular frustrates me. “Joe” was hired because of “what he brings to the table.” What he brings to the table is sitting at his desk surfing the Internet, talking to his friends and family, and playing games on his phone. In the meantime, the rest of us are working hard and getting nowhere. Why is it that people who pretend to work are the ones who get promoted? It just doesn’t make sense. Are employers really that blind? I’ve tried talking to my manager, who does nothing, as well as human resources, which sends me back to the manager. I get nowhere. I don’t want to come across as a bitter employee or a tattletale, but it is frustrating to see this type of behavior, and it brings down office morale,
YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Tread carefully today. Difficulties with authority figures could lead to snafus, delays and interruptions to your home life. In fact, this is an accident-prone day at home. Be careful. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is an accident-prone day, so pay attention to what you say and do. Arguments about religion, politics, racial issues or work related to publishing, medicine and the law could trigger erratic behavior. Chill out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might be obsessed about something, financially speaking. This could relate to your work or how you earn your money or how you want to spend it. Be cool. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Unexpected dealings with authority figures could put you at odds with partners
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and close friends. Perhaps it’s all too much to handle? Fortunately, by evening you see solutions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Travel plans might be interrupted today. In addition to this, you feel vaguely disoriented or troubled about something. Don’t worry; by evening, you’ll come up with solid, practical solutions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Arguments with others, especially groups, about how to share something or use a certain amount of funds might occur today. Just let this blow over. Ultimately, sensible heads will prevail. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Conflict with authority figures (parents, bosses, teachers, VIPs or the police) might be difficult today. This could lead to further conflict in partnerships and friendships. (Yikes.) Be cool.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Ego battles about money and finances can be difficult today. They could relate to children, sports or entertainment. Try not to overreact. By evening, you will see solutions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Conversations with others are difficult today because people are stressed about money, possessions or who owes what to whom. Go slow-
ly and gently. Easy does it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Conflicts with others are stressful today. Furthermore, they create disruptions at home. They also might promote accidents. Patience is your best ally. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Difficulties with co-workers and daily contacts are almost impossible to avoid today. Knowing this ahead
of time, be calm and patient with everyone. Wait until the dust settles. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is an accident-prone day for your kids or children you work with, so be vigilant. Avoid power struggles with kids. Remember that you’re the adult. YOU BORN TODAY You are debonair, classy and above all a perfectionist. You don’t hesitate to speak up
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when you have something to say. You are analytical and opinionated. You give great attention to detail, especially with technical matters. You overlook nothing. But when you want something -- you want it! Work hard to build or construct something this year, because your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Kevin Kline, actor; Eliza Taylor-Cotter, actress; Bill Wyman, musician.
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1734 Noran Street, Trail
1638 Cedar Avenue, Trail
Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath, character Sunningdale! Sit in your flat, fully fenced home Over 2900 sq ft of space with back yard on your large deck and enjoy newer windows, upgraded plumbing and the relaxation! New kitchen, new flooring, electrical panel. There is plenty of parking renovated on both levels, newer roof, accessed through the back alley. Relax carport, and huge family room! and/or entertain outside under the large covered patio. This is a very special home! Donâ€™t wait this is a beauty! Call Deanne (250) 231-0153
Call Deanne (250) 231-0153
Thinking of moving? Call me for a FREE market evaluation today! Call Art (250) 368-8818
SOLD 2189 Columbia Avenue, Trail
328 - 2nd Avenue, Rivervale
927 Nelson Avenue, Trail
This 3 bedroom house is located in nice location in Quiet Rivervale. The home is vacant & is in need of some T.L.C. But has the space and is adjacent to well kept homes on either side so with some effort & upgrades you will have a winner.
Solid 3 bdrm family home with good floor plan. Listed well below assessed value - looking for a good solid home make sure you see this one.
GREAT character 2 bdrm home in Columbia Heights - solid home - newer roof - tile, laminate flooring - upgraded plumbing - terraced lot with private patio - Great investment!
Call Richard (250) 368-7897
Call Mark (250) 231-5591
Call Mark (250) 231-5591
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Ron 368-1162 Darlene 231-0527
4-level split in a great neighbourhood. Come See.
Fantastic Lower Warfield home. Come and see.
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Free Home Evaluation 1120 Warren Street, Trail
1922 Meadowlark Drive, Fruitvale
Great rental package! Upstairs suite features laminate flooring, 2 bedrooms, bright and airy feel, and a great view! Downstairs suite is a compact 1 bdrm. Also includes a vacant 120 x 100 lot with off-street parking! Both suites current rent totals $1050.
5 bdrms & 2.5 baths. This wonderful family home features many recent upgrades. The large back deck is great for entertaining right off the newly updated kitchen. Family friendly neighborhood and just minutes to downtown Fruitvale.
Call Terry 250-231-1101
Call Jodi 250-231-2331
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