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Community responds to disaster in Philippines BY SHERI REGNIER Times Staff

The last trip Alicia De Grandis made to her birth city of Tabuelan, Philippines was almost one year ago, and at that time, the land was dusty and the climate, dry. “This is in the northern part where people farm the land,” said De Grandis. “There isn’t too much rain and the farmers depend on the weather to grow their food.” Fast forward to Nov. 8 when one of the deadliest storms to hit the Philippines landed on the island country leaving devastation and death in its wake. According to the latest reports, the Philippine government estimates that nationwide, the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan stands at 3,982 with 1,602 still missing and more than 200,000 homes destroyed, with over one million people displaced. “All their crops have been washed away and they won’t be able to grow food for another year or two,” she said. See INITIAL, Page 5


Mark O’Flanagan from K2 Contracting piled up blackened rubble from a Pine Avenue home on Tuesday. Three homes were destroyed in the Sept. 3 fire that took 32 firefighters more than five hours to bring under control. See story on Page 3.


Different views on village’s suggested look BY VALERIE ROSSI Times Staff

Fruitvale council has unveiled a vision for its downtown that celebrates the community's natural resources. But according to two outspoken businessmen in the community, the newly drafted design plan looks more fitting for Whistler. The village has released its updated draft of the commercial development permit area design guidelines and zoning and development permit area bylaw into the community for consideration. The wood-first community is

moving away from its outdated Victorian theme and into the 21st century with a design guideline that lends itself to using rustic forms and materials like stone, rock and wood and encourages earth tones in keeping with this trend. “We're looking at the natural area, we're surrounded by mountains and we're in a valley ...,” explained Lila Cresswell, Fruitvale's chief administrative officer. “The challenge becomes then how do you tie this all together so you're community can grow and change but not lose its flavour.” The suggested look is part of the


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village's bylaw for its development permit area, which covers all of the village's business sector. The document it is replacing was originally introduced in 1982 but was amended many times since changes were last made in 1986. Discussion around updating this document began as early as 2010 when the village developed its new official community plan and formally continued last year and into this year with open houses held to gather public and business input. The village held a public information meeting early this month that saw about 20 people attend and

learn about the draft plans from CTQ Consultants Ltd., which is based in Kelowna. Villagers Inn manager Len Fuller takes issue with the suggested “drab” colour palette and sign restrictions. He and business owner Mary Siu just took a stand for their choice of a scarlet red trim to highlight and attract people to their business located on Highway 3B. Siu decided to brighten the exterior of the building this summer when a leaky roof begged for repairs anyway but not without securing a permit first. See PUBLIC, Page 3

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J. L. Crowe Secondary students: Lenelle Kutzner and Jessie Galay helped decorate the Family Statue park with help from Ian Noakes, councillors Sean Mackinlay and Eleanor Gattafoni-Robinson and student Pierson Armashaw.

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game. The Lead: The ten of clubs. Leading from the heart tenace is not recommended with only a four-card suit. One does not mind giving declarer a trick when setting up a fivecard or longer suit. However, this is not the case when trying to set up a four-card suit. West can lead the ten of clubs and hope his partner can find a heart switch. The play: Declarer will win six diamonds and two clubs for down one. If West leads a heart, declarer makes his contract. Result: 3NT-1 for -50

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Labour Day fires a stark reminder for renter’s insurance

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By Sheri Regnier Times Staff

Demolition of three Pine Avenue houses destroyed by a Labour Day fire continued this week. Fire crews were called to the scene at the junction of Pine Avenue and Topping Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 3, where a house was consumed in fire and two homes on either side were engulfed in flames. The middle home, which was uninhabited, was presumed to be the source of the fire. Although the three houses were insured, including coverage for demolition and removal, the renters occupying one of the homes did not have tenant’s insurance and lost all their belongings in the fire. “The landlords have insurance to protect their investment,” said Gary Kanda, manager and adjuster for Kootenay Adjusting and Consulting Ltd. in Trail. “But the tragic situation is that the tenants didn’t have insurance and of course, they lost everything.” Kanda said a recurring phenomenon he sees with tenant-occupied properties and fire-related loss, is the lack of renter’s insurance. “It’s really sad because for a minimum of $300 a year they would have temporary lodging paid for in this tight rental market and replacement of their goods,” he explained. “In general, tenants often do not see their valuables as much. But surprisingly, when you sit down and calculate the loss, it is shocking how everything adds up,”said Kanda, adding, “sometimes into the tens of thousands of dollars.” With the last of the homes knocked down Tuesday, a cause of the blaze still has not been determined, confirmed Sgt. Rob Hawton of the Trail and Greater District RCMP. “The case is still under investigation with no new information to supply at this time,” said Hawton. “It has not been determined whether the fire was set or accidental,” he explained. “We never give up on these things because sometimes we obtain information down the road from unlikely sources.” The blaze was brought under control in five hours with 32 firefighters from Rossland, Warfield, Trail and Montrose attending the site, with no injuries reported.

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Gerry Bertolucci from Trail’s utility department had the job of hanging the city’s Christmas banners along Highway 3B Tuesday. However, cerulean skies and warm temperatures had him questioning if the city’s happy holiday wishes will accompany a green Christmas this year. See the colour verion of this photo on our website at

Summer Jobs funding changes CASTLEGAR – Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior is alerting eligible employers and organizations that the deadline for Canada Summer Jobs 2014 (CSJ) has changed.   “Those wishing to apply for funding for Canada Summer Jobs positions for 2014 should be aware that the deadline has changed”, said Atamanenko.  “It is earlier than in previous years and I don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity to apply.”   Service Canada has revised their timelines so that successful employers will be notified sooner and will have more time to recruit students.  Beginning Dec. 2, Canada Summer

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FROM PAGE 1 Halfway through the job, the village put a stop order on the repairs because the work was being done without a permit and at the same time, the village noticed the paint selected didn’t fit with design guidelines set out for revitalization and new construction. “Fruitvale is more of a freedom loving town,” said Fuller. “The people here live in Fruitvale because they do not want to live in a highly controlled environment like they’re trying to put out.” He said there hasn’t been real input from the community because people don’t follow when these important meetings are held and have no idea that this process is underway. “I know the public sentiment in Fruitvale and it does not support these kind of changes at all,” he added. Kirby Epp, owner of Valhalla Physiotherapy, couldn’t attend the meeting because he was working but he said in his mind development permits and design plans are necessary. “I think putting a community’s best face on is important to attracting new residents and businesses,” he said. “I would prefer it if guidelines and bylaws were not necessary and that common sense would prevail but, unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.” Randy Moore, owner of Leather and Steel off of 1st Street, doesn’t quite get how the new look fits with Fruitvale and its people. “I think if we were Fernie or Red Mountain it would be great,” he said. “I think it’s a gorgeous look, but I think it’s somewhat unrealistic for Fruitvale. “Sure there has to be rules and regulations but I don’t see the point of rules unless there is an actual issue to make a rule for,” he added. “My confusion comes in as why set up something that you have to constantly negotiate.” But that’s the whole point of the guidelines, Cresswell suggests. “All of these things don’t affect anybody who currently has something cited because it’s non-conforming and what happens in future is if the property gets redeveloped then it must be developed at the same standards,” she said.“It is not prohibitive it’s (prescribed) so very simply we want to see some of these elements used but it’s all a negotiation process.” There was much to say around the suggested look of the village because the entire document took a new approach. Additionally, there was still input on the zoning bylaw, which sets out what can be done. Though much detail was carried over from the older document, council did include the allowance for secondary suites and more levels of housing to help densify the town as well as put some restrictions on parking recreational vehicles in yards. (Though Cresswell admitted that due to public response from the last meeting, council will likely amend this.) Council is currently in the process of making amendments to the bylaw that has gone to first reading. There will be a public hearing some time in mid December or early January before the third reading and final adoption. Now is the time for the public to have a read either online or in hard copy at the library or village office and provide feedback or educate themselves prior to the public hearing.

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‘Core review’ folds carbon trust, capital commission By Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has announced the first money-saving moves in its “core review” of provincial functions, eliminating Crown agencies that buy offsets for government carbon emissions and manage heritage properties in the Victoria area. The functions of the Pacific Carbon Trust and the Provincial Capital Commission will continue, but will be run directly by government ministries, Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced Tuesday. Bennett, minister in charge of the core review, said winding up the Pacific Carbon Trust is expected to save $5.6 million annually by 2015. The

CEO and 13 staff are to be offered other positions in government and Bennett said he does not expect severance to be paid. Winding up the Provincial Capital Commission is expected to save about $1 million, while maintaining the agency’s cultural and student outreach programs. Capital region properties including St. Anne’s Academy, the Crystal Garden and the former CPR steamship terminal will continue to be operated by government, with no immediate plans to sell them. Post-secondary schools and health authorities will continue to pay millions to offset their fossil fuel use, and



The City of Trail would like to advise the residents of our current snow control procedures and policies. The City has 76 kilometers of roads to maintain throughout the City and has 14 pieces of equipment such as loaders, sand spreaders, snow plows and a grader to accomplish this task. From mid November to March, the City has at least one employee on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (The number of employees involved in snow removal is dependent on the amount and duration of snowfall). City streets are maintained on a priority basis, which is as follows: #1 Priority Major collectors and emergency routes, i.e. Hospital Hill, Warfield Hill, Fifth Avenue Hill. Hills with extreme gradients and significant volume, i.e. Green Avenue. #2 Priority Bus routes. #3 Priority Downtown core, including downtown parking lots and the Aquatic Centre. #4 Priority Hills with lighter traffic volumes, i.e. Lilac Crescent, Park Street. #5 Priority All remaining residential streets and parking lots. When all 5 priorities have been accomplished, lanes will be plowed and all other streets widened. City owned sidewalks and the Victoria Street Bridge sidewalk will be cleared following heavy snowfalls. In general, sand is not used on level streets except when extreme icing conditions are experienced. Snow removal in the downtown area is undertaken after a heavy snowfall (this is normally done in the evening hours). Other designated business areas will be cleared as required. The City plow trucks plow with the traffic flow. Snow is cleared from the center of the road to the right curb side. The City will not clear snow windrows from any private driveway. Remember, citizens can greatly assist the snow control operation by adhering to the following requests: 1. Remove all unused vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. from the streets from November to March. 2. Ensure that any vehicles required to park on the street are parked as close to the curb or sidewalk as possible. 3. Refrain from shoveling or spreading snow onto the boulevard or into the roadway from sidewalks and private property, etc. 4. Obey snow removal signs. Property owners are required to remove any accumulation of snow or ice from sidewalks abutting their property. The City Works Department office in Glenmerry is open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday and all snow related concerns or problems should be directed to this office at 250364-0840. Emergency calls outside of normal working hours are directed through to the Fire Department who relay the concern to the appropriate person for response. City related calls to the Fire Department should be through the 250-3641737 number. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable winter season and thank you for your patience and anticipated cooperation.

the money will go to industrial, forest and other projects deemed to reduce carbon emissions. Bennett said the government intends to adapt the program as has been done with public school offsets, so hospitals and universities can invest in their own energy-saving efforts. The Pacific Carbon Trust was criticized in a March 2013 report by former auditor general John Doyle. He said the two largest investments by the trust, a for-

est preserve in the Kootenays and a flaring reduction program for EnCana natural gas operations at Fort Nelson, would have happened without subsidies from provincial operations. Other offset projects funded by the trust include hybrid heating systems for the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa and the Coast Hillcrest resort in Revelstoke, as well as fuel substitution for mills and greenhouse operations. The program has been unpopular

since it was established in 2008. “Who in their right mind considers a school or hospital a polluter?” said Jordan Bateman, B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. “Taxpayers are spending millions on buying carbon credits for these facilities rather than providing frontline services.” Environment Minister Mary Polak said international experts have certified the trust’s investments as legitimate offsets.


Lawyer’s sentence increased By Richard Rolke Vernon Morning Star

A Vernon lawyer will spend more time in jail. The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled this week that William Mastop’s jail sentence should be extended from one year to two-and-a-half years. “The trial judge erred by focusing on the lack of evidence of direct consequences flowing from the respondent’s actions, rather than focusing on the respondent’s intention and the egregious nature of his actions,” states the Court of Appeal decision. Mastop pleaded guilty earlier

this year to participating in the activities of a criminal organization, commonly known as the Greeks, in Vernon. However, Crown counsel initiated an appeal, saying the one-year sentence wasn’t sufficient given the case. Mastop entered a guilty plea in December 2012 to participating in the activities of a North Okanagan criminal organization. He was arrested in January 2010 in Lake Country. It’s believed Mastop is the first lawyer in Canada charged with participating in the activities of a criminal organization.

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TSB probes plane crash By Vikki Hopes Abbotsford News

An investigator with the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has been deployed to Abbotsford to investigate the fatal plane crash that took place Monday night. The role of the TSB will be to “gather information and assess the occurrence,” according to a news release. Its role is not to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability. Wreckage from a light aircraft was found at about 9 p.m. in a wooded area south of Highway 1 following a search mission that began around 4:30 Monday afternoon. The pilot was deceased when he was found. Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the search efforts, which involved about 30 people, were hampered by the pelting rain, wind, darkness and rough terrain.

‘Grandparent’ scam

The Victoria News The “grandparent” phone scam tricked an elderly Saanich man out of $2,500. Saanich police say the man received a call Nov. 15 from a crying woman who identified herself as “your favourite granddaughter.” The female said she had been arrested in Victoria after crashing her friend’s rental car while drunk and she needed $2,500. The “granddaughter’s” supposed lawyer explained how to send the money to a car rental company in Quebec. The Saanich man made the transfer, and then later called his granddaughter, at which time he realized he had been duped. It was too late to stop the transfer.


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Initial local story draws response FROM PAGE 1 De Grandis has siblings and their children who farm the hard-hit northern land in the province of Cebu and many relatives living in an area of Cebu City that was less ravaged by the typhoon’s fierce winds. “Half of my family lives on the farm and everything was destroyed,”she said. “It is a remote area and because there is no electricity I haven’t been able to contact them.” De Grandis is helping raise money for the West Kootenay Filipino Canadian Society and will be on hand during the Dec. 1 community fundraiser at the Genelle hall, with all proceeds being sent directly to those affected. “People are starving and kids are “I couldn’t standing by the side believe it, right of the road waiting away I had a $100 for help,” she said. “And food is being donation from a person in Trail .” hijacked because they are starving Siony Thompson and just trying to survive. We need to help right now.” She explained that the farming towns near her native Tabuelan are in a distal mountainous region, and Canadian Red Cross helicopters are unable to land, meaning food, water and medical aide isn’t reaching the village’s survivors. “The situation is critical and we are going to help because we have people there that we know,” said De Grandis. “They can carry the food and water into the village because a helicopter can’t land. That is how we can get what they need distributed. You need to know somebody there.” People in the area and many business have responded to a previous Trail Times story, (“Greater Trail’s Filipino community plans fundraising for typhoon survivors,” Trail Times, Nov. 13), which has Siony Thompson feeling more hope. Thompson is organizing the Society’s fundraiser and has relatives in the south eastern coastal region affected by the tropical storm. “I couldn’t believe it, right away I had a $100 donation from person in Trail,” she explained. “She is wheelchair bound and couldn’t get to my home so I went and picked it up,” said Thompson. “It was wonderful and we’ve a few more calls since then.” To donate to the Filipino Society, or for information, call Thompson at 250-693-5476. Alicia De Grandis has lived in Trail for 26 years but her life in the Philippines is never far from her heart, especially when tending to her garden and greenhouse, along with husband Angelo, in the backyard of her West Trail home. And she has never forgotten that surviving hardship isn’t just about the family getting by, it’s about the wellbeing of the community as a whole. “We cannot wait for agencies to get there to help, because the people will die waiting,” said De Grandis. “Because it’s not just about helping my family. They are all homeless and if you give to your family then you have to give to help someone else’s family too. That is what we do.”

Locked out FortisBC workers help scouts Submitted photo

Locked out FortisBC workers, members of Local IBEW and COPE unions, came to the rescue of Camp Tweedsmuir, the local Scout Camp, on Nov. 12. A total of eight workers came out and cut, split and stacked, two dump truck loads of firewood for the camp’s winter supply.

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Canadian filmmaker remembered as mentor to many THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL - Peter Wintonick, a renowned Canadian documentary filmmaker with a career that spanned more than 35 years, was remembered Monday as a generous mentor who always found new ways to make socially engaging flims. Wintonick, 60, was born in Trenton, Ont., but based in Montreal. He died of a rare form of liver cancer. “Peter was a mentor to me, was a mentor to a lot of people,” said Bob Moore, himself an award-winning produDOLBY 7.1 SURROUND SOUND

cer at EyeSteelFilm where Wintonick was an executive producer. “He was sort of one of the icons of cinema. He was also one of the most generous people. He brought everyone together but was also one of the most intelligent, astute minds in cinema and around the world.” Wintonick was involved in more than 100 films and transmedia projects, one of the most notable being 1992’s “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media,” which looked at the life and ideas

of the political activist and intellectual. He co-directed the National Film Board of Canada-Necessary Illusions production with Mark Achbar. The NFB describes that film as one of the most commercially successful documentaries in Canadian history. Another of his films, “Cinema Verite:

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The sad state of conservatism in Canada


enate scandals, admissions of smoking crack, threats to fight in the legislature, and an overall lack of innovative ideas: the crisis facing Canadian conservatism today span from the local to the federa and is being felt across the country. There are a variety of reasons for this sad state of affairs but there is no single person who can be held responsible. A major cause, however, are the poor decisions being made by the movement’s leaders that reflect badly on the ideology as a whole. For instance, take Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. His unsurprising admission that he smoked crack-cocaine in one of his self-described “drunken stupors” is in no way connected with him being a conservative. Yet his behaviour and outrageous belief that he is still fit to govern has damaged conservatism at both the municipal and provincial level.

In fact, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak has had to face criticism for Ford’s actions in the Legislature. Meanwhile in Ottawa, the conservative brand has been damaged by the Senate Scandal, not only because of the rather mundane expense scandal involving Senators Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau and Mike Duffy, but more importantly because of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unwillingness to take responsibility for either his own actions or the actions of his party. The recent suspensions of the three Senators without due process or the conclusion of criminal probes – a public relations strategy whose aim was to convince Canadians that the situation was being dealt with seriously (when precisely the opposite seems to be the case) – have only exacerbated an already horrendous situation. It’s obvious that Canadian conservatives need to start demanding more from their leaders.


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They also need to start asking serious questions about what it really means to be conservative in Canada and to tackle the underlying beliefs that are defined as traditionally conservative. American conservatism has not done Canadian conservatives any favours by constantly injecting radical social beliefs into political movements, thereby fundamentally altering the nature of conservative values. While Canada is not immune from these types of debates, they tend to be more moderate in nature. That said, as Canadian

conservative leaders continue to damage their ideology either by their behaviour (poor) and/or by implementing policies that have no traceable foundations in conservative thought, the demands for change, for a higher standard, will become more forceful. The fear is that, as unhappiness with the current state of affairs increase, radical ideals could begin to flourish. Canadian conservatives then run the risk of a Tea Party movement of their own springing up and replacing the moderate voices. Such a radical movement will never resonate widely in the Canadian political context and will only breed further distrust and fear among non-conservative voters. There is nothing new, or course, in the fact that there are different variants of conservatism. But there are limits to what can be considered a legitimate political ideology. A n t i - h o m o s e x u a l i t y,

racism, sexism and a belief that government has a role to play in the bedrooms of the nation are not conservative. Bigotry and discrimination are not conservative. Unfortunately, particularly in the U.S. sense, the overarching label of “conservative” has become a haven for hate and beliefs that are fundamentally antithetical to what conservatism has historically stood for. Small government, fiscal responsibility, reduced government intervention in the economy, efficiency and national pride are what have defined Canadian conservatism to date. The movement should not lose sight of the ideals that have guided it for so long. It is time for Canadian conservatives to return to their ideological roots. Robert Murray is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

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Union counters FortisBC claims I’d like to comment on FortisBC Joyce Wagenaar’s response to a letter to the editor (“FortisBC responds to comments,” Trail Times, Nov. 15). I feel she has left out some important facts that would be interesting for FortisBC ratepayers to know. FortisBC has not shown any effort towards resolution. The last three negotiations/meetings with the IBEW 213 bargaining committee were initiated by the IBEW not FortisBC. In fact, at the first unioninitiated mediation, FortisBC walked out after only five hours of a scheduled two days of mediated talks. Prior to these talks the IBEW had offered a return to work agreement as a cooling off period while awaiting mediation. FortisBC refused. To get FortisBC to the table for another attempt at mediation the union was forced to accept new discussion items. FortisBC still refused to end the lockout. It is true that the latest tentative agreement was rejected by a majority of the IBEW membership. The IBEW bargaining committee and Rod Russell felt obliged to bring the offer to a vote despite the fact neither were consulted or involved in the negotiations leading to the tentative agreement. The bargaining committee believes that the IBEW membership has a democratic right to vote on its future. The majority rejection of the

offer shows the resolve to reach a fair and reasonable agreement with no concessions to working conditions, such as a forced 9.5-hour work day. Joyce Wagenaar states that the 9.5hour work day would be scheduled annually, but neglects to mention that FortisBC would be able to schedule a 9.5-hour work day with no notice to the affected employee. Another concession in the last tentative agreement included eliminating System Power dispatcher’s rights to refuse to cross a picket line, a cornerstone of democracy and union philosophy. To ensure public safety IBEW System Power dispatchers performed their duties until FortisBC management was able to assume them. It is also true that FortisBC employees make a decent wage. We’d like to continue to make a decent wage. The IBEW is asking for less than a cost of living increase annually. Also, the skewed dollar figures Wagenaar quotes include health and pension benefits. In FortisBC’s own submission to the BCUC it admits it pays the union employees up to 10 percent less than the B.C. industry standard. It pays its upper management more than the industry standard. In regards to the reason for the lockout: FortisBC was informed by the IBEW that locking out individual employees would constitute locking out all employees stationed at that headquarters. FortisBC still attempted to lock out a

single employee at the System Control Centre despite being aware of the resulting threatened job action. This action sent a clear message to the union that FortisBC felt it was capable of operating the electrical system safely without IBEW representative employees. FortisBC locked out its employees the next day even though the system control centre dispatchers did not walk out. FortisBC has also demonstrated a lack of integrity in past agreements. Three months after signing the 2005 agreement, FortisBC eliminated coffee breaks, as it wasn’t specifically mentioned in the agreement. In the last agreement, power line technicians were to be paid an 8 per cent premium for attraction and retention reasons as they are paid 10 per cent less than the rest of the province’s power line technicians. It was taken away after a year. The demand is still apparent. The IBEW bargaining committee is ready and willing to meet at any time. Since being locked out our schedule is wide open. FortisBC: actions speak louder than words. If FortisBC truly wants to get back to the bargaining table it should set some dates for open discussion on the issues. Albert Bortolussi, IBEW Bargaining Committee Member Trail

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Tailgating for Sports Day BY JIM BAILEY

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The Trail Smoke Eaters and KidSport Trail are teaming up for a fun-filled and barbecuefueled tailgate party to kick off the Smokies’ game against the Vernon Vipers on Friday and celebrate Sports Day. Last year the inaugural Sports Day in Canada slipped by largely unnoticed, so as B.C.’s number-one sport’s town, local community groups felt compelled to join forces this year to celebrate all sports. “We are all about partnering with others,” said KidSport’s Betty Anne Marino. “So naturally we partnered up with Local 480 and the United Way so that we all come together to celebrate, because everybody is involved in sport in some way, and so this is our way of saying let’s get together in a celebration of what your sport is, celebrate Sports Day in Canada with your jersey and your sport.” Not only will Local 480 and United Way be flipping burgers and pouring beverages for all who attend, but everyone under 18 who shows up wearing his or her jersey, no matter what sport or activity, will be given a free ticket to the Smoke Eater game. “What we are saying to people is ‘Wear your team jersey’ . . . be it from volleyball, from golf, from hockey, from cross-country skiing we don’t care what it is, and you will get a free ticket at the tailgate party . . . it could be Steps Dance for all we care.” The Trail Smoke Eater players will be warming up with the kids at 5:45 p.m. before taking on the Vipers at 7:30 p.m., and special guests Mike Mondin, coach of Team Canada’s Sledge Hockey team, and Rossland’s Ian Lockey, member of the Canadian Paralympic ski team, will be on hand. Marino is especially excited about the participation of Mondin and Lockey, and giving people the opportunity to meet them and talk about their upcoming Olympic experience in Sochi, Russia. See CELEBRATE, Page 10

Bardock nets BCHL POW

BY TIMES STAFF The BCHL recognized the good play of the Trail Smoke Eaters over the weekend, in particular that of Cody Bardock by awarding the sixfoot-five defenceman with the BCHL Player of the Week honour. Bardock lifted the Smokies to identical 3-2 wins against Nanaimo Clippers and Salmon CODY BARDOCK Arm SilverBacks on the weekend. The Lethbridge native scored the winning goal in both games, including a second-overtime period blast against the SilverBacks on Saturday. Bardock earned first star in the Salmon Arm match and was named the game’s second star against the Clippers Friday. The 20-year-old has counted four goals and an assist in 10 games since joining the Smoke Eaters last month from the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL.


The Beaver Valley Skating Club’s Mackenzie Walts and Jacob Verhelst performed well at recent provincial competitions and joined the rest of the club for its annual Lap-a-thon at the Beaver Valley Arena on Friday.

Skating Club does laps for ‘fun-draiser’ BY JIM BAILEY

Times Sports Editor

The Beaver Valley Skating Club’s season is in full swing as the club hit the ice for its annual Lap-a-thon Friday, and recognized two of its skaters’ strong performances at recent competitions. Close to 40 skaters from StarSkaters to adults helped raise money for the B.V. Skating Club by gathering pledges and taking to the ice for fun and fitness in the hour-long lap-a-thon. Each skater was assigned to one of four teams through-

out the event in an effort to foster friendships and cooperation, but most importantly participation. Included were teamleaders Jacob Verhelst and Mackenzie Walts, both recently returned from provincial skating competitions. Walts competed in the Super Series Autumn Leaves competition in Chilliwack last month, and came in a very impressive fifth place out of 17 skaters in Senior Bronze women. Walts scored a 10.42 in elements and 7.86 in program components for

a combined 18.28, finishing less than two-points away from a bronze medal. “I was really surprised,” said Walts. “I was like ‘Oh really?’ I had a better score than I expected but some of my jumps were not so good.” The Fruitvale native skates up to 20 hours per week between the B.V. Club and Nelson figure skating club to prepare for the skate competitions. Meanwhile Jacob Verhelst competed in the B.C./Yukon Sectional Championship in Richmond earlier this month,

placing sixth overall. “It was a very good experience, I took a lot away from it and know what to do for next time,” said Verhelst. The sectionals are also a qualifying competition for the Skate Canada Challenge in Regina next month, and the rankings are used to select the skaters for the B.C. Winter Games in Mission in February. The club is now preparing for its next competition, the East Kootenay Invitational, in Kimberley Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.


Saints shatter SFU’s perfect record

BY TIMES STAFF The Selkirk College Saints maintained their grip on first place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League standings on Saturday night, rolling to a decisive 9-5 victory over previously undefeated (6-0) Simon Fraser University (SFU) in front of a raucous crowd at the Castlegar Rec Complex. Cody Fidgett scored a pair of first period goals and assisted on three other

later in the game to total five points on the night. With the scored tied 3-3 after one, the Saints regrouped and dominated the second period, outshooting the Clan by a 15-4 margin and striking for a trio of goals. Former Beaver Valley Nitehawk Mason Spear scored twice in the period and Thomas Hardy put the game out of reach early in the third on

another Selkirk man-advantage, and the teams went on to trade a pair of goals each over the reminder of regulation with Connor McLaughlin and Garrett Kucher tallying for the hosts. Former Trail Smoke Eater captain Logan Proulx and centre Thomas Hardy each finished the night with three points, while Garrett, McLaughlin, Spear and Scott Swiston all enjoyed two-point nights.

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Celebrate Sports Day FROM PAGE 9 In addition, volunteers and organizers will be selling raffle tickets at the tailgate party and the game for a chance to win a signed Team Canada sledge hockey jersey, a signed Trail Smoke Eaters’ jersey, and a Ryan Kesler signed hockey stick. “We’re excited. And it’s not just about kids, we encourage adults to

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wear their jerseys,” added Marino. “We want everyone to come together because we all benefit from sport, so let’s celebrate what those benefits are especially in our community – B.C.’s number-one sports town.” The tailgate party goes from 5 to 7 p.m. under the ‘61 Smokies mural at the Trail Memorial Centre on Friday.




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AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L Pct New England 7 3 0.7 N.Y. Jets 5 5 0.5 Miami 5 5 0.5 Buffalo 4 7 0.364 South W L Pct Indianapolis 7 3 0.7 Tennessee 4 6 0.4 Houston 2 8 0.2 Jacksonville 1 9 0.1 North W L Pct Cincinnati 7 4 0.636 Pittsburgh 4 6 0.4 Baltimore 4 6 0.4 Cleveland 4 6 0.4 West W L Pct Denver 9 1 0.9 Kansas City 9 1 0.9 Oakland 4 6 0.4 San Diego 4 6 0.4

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L Pct Philadelphia 6 5 0.545 Dallas 5 5 0.5 N.Y. Giants 4 6 0.4 Washington 3 7 0.3 South

W L Pct New Orleans 8 2 0.8 Carolina 7 3 0.7 Tampa Bay 2 8 0.2 Atlanta 2 8 0.2 North W L Pct Detroit 6 4 0.6 Chicago 6 4 0.6 Green Bay 5 5 0.5 Minnesota 2 8 0.2 West W L Pct Seattle 10 1 0.909 San Francisco 6 4 0.6 Arizona 6 4 0.6 St. Louis 4 6 0.4

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DENVER - Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn has crashed while training ahead of her return to racing following major knee surgery. U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly said Tuesday that Vonn is being evaluated at a hospital after being taken off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo., on a sled, which is standard procedure. Kelly said he is not sure whether Vonn hurt her surgically repaired right knee. “We have no reason to believe it’s anything significant right now,” Kelly said. The four-time overall World Cup champion tore her ACL and MCL in a crash at the world championships in February. She has been aiming to return to World Cup competition next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The Sochi Games

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are in February. With her knee feeling so good - she was months ahead of schedule - Vonn thought about pushing up her return to competitive ski racing to the season-opening race in Soelden, Austria, late last month. But she changed her mind and skipped it to train even more. Vonn recently said her super-G is “some of the best super-G I’ve ever skied, but my downhill still needs a little more time.” She’s been training at the team’s speed centre in Copper Mountain, even posting on her Twitter account Monday: “Catching some air today in Downhill training.” The 29-year-old Vonn showed up on the sideline Sunday night for the Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos game with boyfriend Tiger Woods.

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the doctor. I also help with the bills. The problem is, I am now 70 and ready to retire and return to my hometown to spend time with my immediate family. My widowed sister has invited me to live with her. How long am I obligated to support Connie physically and financially? Should I remain here and put my life on hold? -- Had Enough Dear Had Enough: That’s up to you. You are the only parent Connie has, and you’ve stayed relatively close to her through the years. Some parents would sacrifice their personal happiness to care for a

know how to do it. Should I just stop calling for appointments, or must I “break up” with her directly? -Can Hairy Leave Sally? Dear Hairy: After 12 years, your hairdresser deserves to know why you aren’t returning. Is it possible the salon is having financial difficulties? Might she be ill and unable to do the work she used to? Inquire about her wellbeing, and then tell her what’s been bothering you. Give her the opportunity to improve the situation before telling her you feel it is necessary to take your business elsewhere. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “DogFree Wedding,” whose relative wants to bring her self-trained, poorly behaved “service” dog to the wedding. I have had a seeingeye dog for 30 years. My dogs are trained at The Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J. Those of us who use legitimate service dogs, guide

dogs, hearing or other therapy dogs are confronting a huge issue: people who train their own dogs and those who get service dog equipment off of the Internet. They dress up their pets as service dogs and bring them into public places.

“Dog-Free” has every right to refuse this person and her ill-behaved dog who was not professionally trained. If this relative has a legitimate disability and needs a dog, she should investigate the proper channels. Otherwise, she is jeop-

ardizing the rights and privileges for which those of us with legitimately trained dogs have fought for more than 80 years. -- New Germany, Nova Scotia Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar.

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child, but others reach the point where they become resentful and feel taken advantage of. Can Connie manage without you? Could you look into available resources in her area for home health care, housekeeping and cooking, and perhaps contribute to the cost? Her children are adults now. It’s time they took over the responsibilities you’ve been handling. Talk to them. Dear Annie: I have been going to the same hairdresser for the past 12 years. Lately, I have received some pretty bad haircuts, and I’ve noticed that the salon is not as clean as it used to be. There is often hair from previous customers on the chair and the floor. I feel a strong connection to my hairdresser, and we’ve developed a friendship over the years, but I just can’t take another bad hairdo. I’m thinking of going somewhere else, but I don’t

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Dear Annie: When I married my husband, he was divorced with a college- aged daughter. For some reason or other, she did not complete her degree. After college, “Connie” got a job and her own apartment. She became pregnant by a co-worker and had a son. Her dad and I were very disappointed. Later, Connie moved to another state and had two more children with the same man, but no marriage. Her dad and I supported her and paid her rent whenever she needed it. He advised her on the difficulties and disadvantages of raising children without marriage, but she didn’t listen. She moved back home three years before her father died. Her mother died two years later. My 57-year-old stepdaughter now lives in her mother’s house. Connie is on dialysis and lives on her disability income. I cook, clean and take her to




YourByhoroscope Francis Drake For Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Sit down with a family member today to make longrange plans about home repairs or the family business. In particular, a female relative will have solid input. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Because your powers of concentration are strong today, choose routine work that requires attention to detail. You’ll finish the job and be glad you did. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Part of you wants to spend money today and part of you doesn’t. Hopefully, by the time the part that wants to spend wakes up, the stores will be closed. Just save your money. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon is in your sign today, dancing with Saturn and then with lucky Jupiter. However, Saturn rules your

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day, which means this is the day to take a sober, realistic view of things. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An older experienced person, probably a female, might give you some behind-the-scenes tips. By all means, listen because this will save you grief in the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Talk to people who are older and more experienced so you can learn from their mistakes. Someone might give you some guidelines that ultimately change your goals. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) In discussion with authority figures today, you will impress how studious, conscientious and reliable you are (even if you aren’t). Go with your game face. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good day to study. It’s also a good day to make

long-range travel plans. You feel serious about politics and religion. (But you will lighten up by tonight.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Tackle red-tape details and clear up some unfinished business today. You can get lots done regarding inheritances, insurance matters, banking and debt. Just do it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Discussions with a partner or close friend will be serious and practical. What you want to know is what is doable and what’s just piein-the-sky. (Good to know.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’ll work hard to get things done today because you won’t mind routine work that you usually avoid. You want results.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Parents and teachers can be effective teaching children today because they have patience and willingness to wait for the right answer. Romantic partners might discuss how to tackle practical problems. YOU BORN TODAY You are tasteful, with natural grace and elegance. You also are passionate and sexy. You’re well-informed and on









the cutting edge of what is happening in society. Nevertheless, this sometimes put you at odds with traditional family or conservative friends. However, you must ultimately find yourself in order to do what you want. This year your strong focus will be on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Goldie Hawn, actress; Carly Rae Jepsen, singer; Harold Ramis, director/actor.

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Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250.364.1822 Ermalinda Apartments, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S. 1-2 bdrms. Ph. 250.364.1922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry. Adults only. N/P, N/S, 1-3 bdrms. Phone 250.368.6761. TRAIL, newly renovated small one bedroom non-smoking suite, suitable for quiet single person. $485./mo. includes heat and electricity. Available immediately. Apply at 468 Rossland Ave. Phone 1-780919-6848 WARFIELD, 2BDRM. Available immediately. 250367-9456

Homes for Rent Castlegar 3 Bdrm house close to schools & shopping, family only N/P, N/S, $1200/mth + $600 damage deposit, refer reqd 250-368-6145 CRAWFORD Bay House Rental, 3.5 bdrm, dbl garage, new appliances, $1200 + utilities (rent negot. for upkeep) 250365-1005

RESIDENT SERVICE TECHNICIAN Inland Kenworth Parker Pacific Cranbrook BC has an opening for a RESIDENT EQUIPMENT FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN FOR THE WEST KOOTENAY AREA A fully stocked Service Truck is provided with this position. Technician must have ability to work unsupervised and is responsible for submitting work hours. Competitive wage and benefit package offered. Fax or e-mail resume to Russ Grainger Fax: 250-426-6122 Email:

Receptionist We require an outstanding receptionist to be the face and voice of our dealership. Qualifications include a professional appearance, the desire to help others, basic math and accounting skills, knowledge of office procedures and the ability to manage a telephone switchboard. We need to you sweat the details, keep our office organized and please our customers. This is a full-time position. Please submit you cover letter, resume and references to: Darlene Kalawsky Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC Email: Fax: (250) 365-3949

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Route 342 8 papers 3rd St & 7th Ave Route 344 17 papers 10th Ave, 9th Ave Route 345 12 papers 10th Ave, 9th Ave Route 348 19 papers 12th Ave, Christie Rd Route 346 27 papers 8th, 9th & 10th Ave

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OUR Guest Ranch-retreat facility offers rentals for your wedding, family and friend reunions. A medical spa that offers pain treatment and workshops. For accommodation call Jocelyn W. Cowie RMT, 250-442-2449 or 778-8668511,,

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1st Trail Real Estate 1252 Bay Avenue, Trail (250) 368-5222

1993 Columbia Ave, Rossland (250) 362-5200

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Marie Claude Germain 250-512-1153

Nathan Kotyk 250-231-9484

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$189,900 Beaver Falls $299,500

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Fruitvale $219,000

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Investment opportunity! Solid downtown commercial / residential building with long-term tenants. 3 year commercial lease offers an excellent and stable return. Call Tonnie (250) 365-9665

This townhouse is fully renovated and offers carefree low maintenance living. Favored end unit. Fully fenced back yard. Xeriscape landscaping with a small veggie garden. Carport and paved driveway. The inside of this great home is inspiring. Complete new kitchen, bamboo flooring,and new bathrooms.

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3 bdrm Kinnaird home with mountain views. Featuring bright and functional kitchen, covered sundeck, easy maintenance yard, and carport. See it today!

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10am - 12noon 85 Forsythia Drive, Fruitvale


$310,000 $219,000

Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath, character home Over 2900 sq ft of space with newer windows, upgraded plumbing and Call Jodi electrical panel. There is plenty of parking 250-231-2331 accessed through the back alley. Relax or Christine and/or entertain outside under the large 250-512-7653 covered patio. This is a very special home!

1741 - 3rd Avenue, Rossland


This 4 plex is a must see! Immaculate 4-2 bdrm units that have been impeccably maintained and renovated. Each unit is approx. 950 sq ft, separately metered, have washers/dryers, hot water tanks and all appliances. 4 covered parking spaces with storage lockers, large .21 acre lot, brand new roof over carports and newer roof on the building. Great rental income!

2148 Daniel Street, Trail

8327 Highway 3B, Trail 2266 - 6th Avenue, Trail


Built in 2009, this compact charmer is perfect for single, couple or empty nesters that want modern open concept, low maintenance living. Home features vaulted ceilings, heated garage, private yard and comes with New Home Warranty. Call now before its gone.


4 bdrm home on a quiet street! Home offers good sized kitchen, large shop (20 x 22), low maintenance exterior and flat fenced lot. Quick possession possible. Call today!

Stunning package! This home features Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, a great floor plan, and amazing mountain views. The home is well maintained and filled with light. The yard is completely private and features an inground swimming pool!

Call Deanne (250) 231-0153

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

Call Mary M (250) 231-0264

112 - 4th Street, Salmo



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

Excellent investment opportunity as a rental property, or locate your business here and live upstairs. Retail and Residential space in a great location. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Call your REALTOR® today for your personal viewing.

Call Christine (250) 512-7653

Call Art (250) 368-8818

Call Christine (250) 512-7653



9480 Station Road, Trail 1501 - 2nd Avenue, Trail



1257 Birch Avenue, Trail


269 Railway Lane, Trail

High traffic corner location. Currently has 3 long term tenants. There is also a second floor which has been used as offices but was initially a 2 bedroom apartment that can be quite easily turned back to an apartment.

Super location- flat street and easy flat access to this 3 bdrm/1 bath home. Has garage and carport for great off-street parking. Remodeled open floor plan with new flooring, paint, appliances & windows. Move in ready and quick possession is possible. Call today!

Value Here! 4 bedroom. 2 bathroom home with modern decor - this family home has 2200 sq. ft. of living space - finished on both floors - call for your viewing.

Call Richard (250) 368-7897

Call Mark (250) 231-5591

Call Mark (250) 231-5591


COLUMBIA GARDENS HOBBY FARM! Excellent spacious home situated in a park like surrounding with gardens and fruit trees. The shop, barn, fenced dog run with kennel, provide numerous opportunities to get away from the everyday challenges. There is ample space to handle several horses as well. Call today!

Call Richard (250) 368-7897


Cell: 250-365-9665

ext 33

Darlene Abenante ext 23 Cell: 250.231.0527

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

ext 39

Art Forrest

ext 42

Mary Martin

Cell: 250-231-0264

ext 28

Terry Alton

Cell: 250-231-1101

ext 48

Jodi Beamish

Cell: 250-231-2331

ext 51

Ron Allibone

Cell: 250-368-1162

ext 45

Richard Daoust

Cell: 250-368-7897

ext 24

Deanne Lockhart ext 41 Cell: 250-231-0153

Mark Wilson

Cell: 250-231-5591

ext 30

Terry Mooney

Cell: 250-442-6777

Trail Daily Times, November 20, 2013  

November 20, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times