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An eye-catching feature at the Castlegar and District Public Library is designed to inspire generosity and compassion this festive season. It’s a ‘giving tree’ and folks are encouraged to load it up with new items to make life more comfortable for some of the less fortunate members of the community. “I saw it first when I was looking at the website of another library,” described librarian Arlee Venier a day after the tree was set up earlier this week. “I thought, ‘what a cool idea,’ then I realized it was quite a popular concept at different schools and libraries around the country. “What a great opportunity for the community to help bring some cheer to someone else during the holiday season.” Those wishing to get into the spirit are invited to bring in new items to the Castlegar and District Public Library; they may include scarves, toques, hats, gloves, mitts, socks, etc., and hang them on the tree. When the tree gets loaded up (and hopefully soon) no worries, they’ll just get busy loading it up again. All of the items will be included in the Christmas food hampers to be distributed on Dec. 21.

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City council recently sniffed-out a wind of injustice, and no longer do dog owners or their pooches have to fear. Many families have a pet, and whether it’s a turtle, rat, cat or dog, they often become loved family members. All too frequently they escape. If you live in the boonies it may be just a jaunt in the neighbouring wilderness. If you live in a town or city, dogs, if running loose or at large, are picked-up by an animal control officer. They are then brought to a city pound or town veteri-

Bylaw could have influence on an escape artist like “Sassy.” Derek Kaye

nary office and kept there for a certain period of time. In Castlegar the bylaw was 72 hours. If they were not claimed within that time the animal could have le-

gally been euthanized. Although it was not likely, the animal’s demise was a possibility. Castlegar is ahead of the pack by changing its bylaw. Animals are not euthanized but instead will be taken care of until they are reunited with their owners or a new permanent home is found for them. This is a blessing if your pet is an escape artist and whose curiosity may well bring trouble down on them. Maybe your friend who came over for coffee, didn’t properly latch the gate or your pet is adept at turning handles, chewing rope, breaking chains or whatever. They may be be on the prowl. If you

had been one of the smart ones and got a licence for your dog, then you can be notified straight away to come pick up your pooch. If you’re out of town for a week, now an alternate phone number if registered with your licence, can be used to get your dog back home. Castlegar city councillor Debbie McIntosh was a strong supporter of the change in the bylaw. She was contacted by the Castlegar News to get more information. The question was posed as to how many animals had been euthanized in the past. The answer was that no healthy animals had ever been euthanized.

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A verbal version of the Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society’s annual report was presented to Castlegar City Council earlier this week by a society delegation consisting of President Peter Perepolkin and Administrator Lisa Poznikoff. A number of positive points were made in the run-through of society affairs concerning, primarily, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. A “revamped website” was listed early in the de- Peter Perepolkin and Lisa Poznikoff at Nov. 18 Castlegar City Council meeting. Jim Sinclair livery, along with the fact “Right now it’s down to that the centre is “enjoying grounds, “and the variety of Rye, “so, good luck.” “I just want to congrat- a very small number. We’d a much stronger response infrastructure changes. “I officially took on the ulate you on what you’ve like to plant fruit trees, plant through social media and emails,” Perepolkin men- roll of administrator in done over the past year,” larger gardens, just again to August of this year,” she chimed in Councillor Kev- have a much more vibrant tioned. “Andy Ozeroff was hired explained, “and I’m very in Chernoff. “I know you’ve growing space.” The café at the Discovery on a part time basis as a gen- excited about the potential had some hurdles to get eral hands-on person who for the museum. I see no over and you seem to have Centre is also the subject of ambitious plans, as Perehas been able to accomplish end to the possibilities; I am done a good job.” Perepolkin has consider- polkin described. many of the smaller proj- pleased with the team effort “The restaurant will defiects as well as numerous of our board members as able history with the group well as a number of volun- and is enjoying the greater nitely be open this year, we grounds upgrades.” role he’s been able to play of are just in the process of fiThe president continued, teers.” late. nalizing a lease agreement “We have held a number of He told the Castlegar with a local farm outlet. board workshops over the News following the meeting We’re hoping to have that all summer and fall, trying to “I guess the that he’d been on the board in place, a year-round estabdetermine the direction our proof is in the of directors for about 25 lishment for fruit, vegetaefforts should be taking. A pudding. We years but due to a number of bles and produce.” number of very good ideas have had a subfactors, including running has been put forward. Anstantial increase his own business, he hadn’t KDHS Board – 2012 / other retreat is scheduled in our visitor been able to get very deeply 2013 for early January, for which counts.” involved. Peter Perepolkin – Pres. we will be inviting a numPeter Perepolkin, “Since my retirement I’ve Walter Pereverzoff – Vice ber of guests and previous been devoting more time President (stepped down members.” KDHS to it,” the current president due to health reasons) “I guess the proof is in the Poznikoff, in closing, said, “it’s possible now.” Evelyn Voykin - Treas. pudding,” summed up the Things are looking good Vera Kanigan President. “We have had a also expressed excitement Andy Ozeroff substantial increase in our regarding the enhanced according to Perepolkin, Edna Sapriken visitor counts this year. And and expanded collabora- who is also pleased with Natalie Voykin receipts from admissions tion with Communities in the greater affiliation arVera Woykin have more than doubled Bloom which is coming up ranged with Communities in Bloom. • Lisa Poznikoff – Ad(those of) previous years, in 2014. Councillor Dan Rye of“Darlene (Kalawsky) has ministrator (staff ) /Secrewhile our expenses have been actually dropped con- fered kudos to Perepolkin, been out there helping us tary. plant tulip bulbs,” he said, The Doukhobor Discovsiderably due, in part, to a Poznikoff and the KDHS. ����������������������� ��������������������������������������� “Having attended your adding that a sort of return ery Centre is open from much more involved board.” Lisa Poznikoff told coun- meetings in the last while, to the past is one thing be- May 1 to September 30 cil that the upsurge in rev- I know how hard you guys ing considered. He referred every year and is located enues combined with great- are working in getting to the fact that Ootischenia across from the West Kooer efficiencies has allowed things back in order, work- was once home to more tenay Regional Airport in Castlegar. the KDHS to improve the ing toward the future,” said than 10,000 fruit trees.

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Is Cyberbullying a Problem in Castlegar? Derek Kaye Castlegar News Contributor

Bullying really has not changed since corner field beat-ups with snowballs a half century ago. But today the field is very different. It has no defined corners, can be anonymous, faceless. And the weapons of mass humiliations are not snowballs thrown with good aim, but text messages and grainy film noir embarrassments on video and jpeg photos. These get beamed to satellites and distributed all over the place in milliseconds. What has not changed is the abuse of power from one person over the next, with bystanders watching, doing nothing. The Federal Government is presently tabling legislation that seeks to modernize existing laws so they better address harassment through electronic media. They also want to give new investigative powers to law enforcement to access and contain evidence in digital formats. A recent report from federal and provincial justice ministers concluded that new investigative powers were needed to “ensure that all acts of cyberbullying car-

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ried out through the use of new technologies can be effectively investigated and prosecuted.” In this virtual field there are programs and websites that aim at helping victims of bullying, and their parents. A game plan to address the bullying and mitigate the negative impacts can be developed. In British Columbia there is E.R.A.S.E. Expect Respect and a Safe Education strategy. It has a website with help for stu-

dents and their parents in identifying bullying and what one can do about it. Within the website there are numerous helpful videos. The program’s internet address is . Locally there is no doubt bullying exists, but its description and definition may be ambiguous and school officials may be ambivalent. The topic is an understandably delicate one, that school officials and those

affected are hesitant to go on record with comments about. SD 20 Superintendent Greg Luterbach, however, was contacted for comment and reposnded via email with the following: “Cyberbullying is a challenge for all of us – parents, schools and students. Like other districts we are working in conjunctions with the provincial ERASE (Expect respect and a safe education) bullying initiative to reduce this and all forms of bullying. Cyberbullying is often not as obvious as other forms of bullying but it is still critical to be dealt with. Now that most youth are connected everywhere and all the time we need to educate our students to be responsible users of technology. “Students need to refuse to participate in any of the forms of cyberbullying. Strategies for students to use include: not responding; not to retaliate; to save the evidence; to talk to trusted adults including their principal; use the tools in the various social media to block the bully; remaining civil; being a friend and not a bystander and never be a bully.” A5

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Broadband matters

For quite some time forward-thinking people and groups have been keen on getting us up to speed with the best digital capability available. Although in past years there may have been a certain percentage of Columbia Basin residents who balked at the need for broadband Internet service, for example, it’s not hard to imagine that percentage taking a big plunge more recently. A member of the Columbia Basin Broadband Committee reached out to the Castlegar News last week with a proposal – to craft a series of four submissions to the newspaper, outlining some history behind its efforts, progress made to date, and work yet to be accomplished. The crucial nature of up-to-date connectivity has only grown as time has elapsed, and it’s no overstatement to suggest that a modern digital endowment (or lack thereof) can make or break a community. With that in mind the committee invites us to take a look at Olds, Alberta, a community that has taken steps to acquire a massive broadband boost through its community-owned Internet service provider. This can only mean good things, economically and otherwise. It’s better for every reason a person values the web, and particularly for the person who chooses to work from home. What a way for smaller communities to stem the population drain where traditional sources of employment are in decline. It’s nothing short of a blueprint for cities and towns to use in reinventing themselves. Tele-medicine is another development which could be faster in arriving thanks to the technology available. Look for in-depth information as the submissions are published in the coming weeks. We want to hear from you.

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Make that List How’s that winter cold/flu going? The reason I ask is that I just happen to have the never-ending cold. Nothing lethal, as you know, but a real inconvenience, especially when in the store and I’m hacking my brains out. Talk about dirty looks from other shoppers. But, hey, I know how they feel as I’ve been annoyed by others in the same situation, coughing all over the produce. It’s not often I get a cold, and I’m seriously not going to bore you with my cold for the rest of this column. I just needed a lead-in to what I really wanted to write about and that is sending men shopping. Yup, I can see you ladies nodding your heads as you’re reading this and I can also see the men cringing. Despite lists and detailed verbal instructions, it seems that something either gets forgotten, or the wrong item is brought home. The poor lambs, they really do try, but sometimes? Case in point; about two summers ago I was camping and could feel the early symptoms of a cold coming on. My husband just happened to be going up to the store and so I asked him if he could pick me up some vitamin C and some Echinacea in the hopes that a little preventative medicine would help avert a full blown cold.

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Me: Honey, while you’re there could you please pick up some vitamin C. Him: Sure. No problem. Vitamin B? Me: No honey, vitamin C. If it helps you remember, think of it like this. I am trying to get a cold. Cold starts with C. Get it? Him: Right. Vitamin C. Right? Me: Yes dear, vitamin C (as I roll my eyes). Me: Oh, and can you also pick up some Echinacea? Him: Some WHAT? Me: Echinacea, dear. Echinacea. Him: Heckinacia? Me: No, dear. Echinacea. E-C-H-IN-A-C-E-A. Echinacea. Him: Oh. OK. Could you say that once again for me so I don’t forget? Me: (with gritted teeth) Echinacea. Him: Right! Got it. I should have known at that point that I should have made a list for him, but I was too busy sucking up the sun’s rays and enjoying my adult beverage. Next time I will listen to my inner self. So, off he goes with his buddy to the store to get the required items. I should have known that something happened at the store when he and his buddy got out of the truck and his buddy was laughing like crazy. Well, I guess I kind of did, because my stomach did a curious little flip-

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flop. Those two men together are like Tweedledum and Tweedledee. If there is trouble they will find it, take my word on that. Between bursts of laughter his buddy told me the story. Evidently, my husband went into the store and asked the clerk for vitamin C, no problem there. Then he told her, “My wife needs euthanasia.” Evidently the clerk’s eyes almost popped out of her head. “Pardon me? Your wife needs what?” she asked. “Euthanasia. My wife is getting a cold and she needs euthanasia,” he replied. “Oh! You mean Echinacea!” she replied. In the meantime, his friend is gutting himself laughing and didn’t attempt to help him out at all. He wanted to see him hang himself. I guess he got his wish. Thanks Rick. So, anyway, that’s my point. Next time you send your significant other to get a few items at the store, be sure to write him a list - in big letters too, if he wears “cheater” glasses. Otherwise, you never know what he might come home with. Thank goodness, they were plum out of euthanasia that day.

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Two renowned Canadian scientists will speak in Castlegar at noon on Friday Dec. 6, answering questions and concerns on genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified or GM) foods and human health. As well, they will be speaking at 7 p.m. at Nelson’s United Church. The Selkirk College Student Union (SCSU) Enviro Club is excited to announce they’ve partnered with Nelson’s Kootenay Co-op, the Society for a GE Free BC and the Greenpeace Vancouver Local Group to bring us “Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health: A Cross-Canada Speaker’s Tour”, featuring Drs Thierry Vrain and Chiv Chopra. Might GMO’s have anything to do with a rise in allergic reactions to foods? Antibiotic resistance? Hormonal imbalances such as diabetes? Does anyone really know for sure? Does GE corn and soy have Bt insecticide built into them? Because Health Canada hasn’t said they’re dangerous, are

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It is that time of year again when the Community Harvest Food Bank makes it appeal to the greater community. The food bank works hard to offer a variety of different services to those members of our community who may require a little bit of extra help. Some of these services include, but are not limited to, the provision of the following: hot meals, food hampers, emergency housing/clothing, paid medical expenses, utility bills, rent, and damage deposits. All of our programs are run by volunteers and our space is donated by St David’s Anglican Church. We are a member of the BC Food Bank Association and on average we make nearly 600 meals and hand out up to 150 hampers every month. The Food Bank relies on community donations and is grateful for the huge support that it has received in the past. The success of our agency is because of you, our community, our busi-

Forum on GE foods

they safe? The noon to 2 p.m. public event in Selkirk College’s Room K-11 will be an opportunity to learn from a genetic engineer what GMO’s are, and about safety testing from a former Health Canada scientific advisor. MC Alex Atamanenko will facilitate what could be a lively question period. Vrain and Chopra will address the topic of GE foods and human health from both a scientific and a regulatory perspective, and will suggest what can be done about it. Dr. Thierry Vrain is a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who -- after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada – is now very worried about what GE technology holds for our future. Dr. Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on inadequate testing of Monsanto’s GE bovine growth hormone (rBGH), will explain why he believes the regulatory process can be compromised to serve corporate interests.

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ness folk, and, of course, our industry; and we have nothing but gratitude for your donations. So please be so kind as to dig deep and give generously over the Christmas season. Cheques can be mailed to 301 32nd Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 3S6 , or dropped off at the Food Bank located at 614 Christina Place. I can be reached at 250-608-2227. We believe that we are making a difference in the lives of others. Our Christmas Hampers are going out on December 21 and we are anticipating 275-300 hampers. And, thanks to the Castlegar firefighters and you, new toys will be dispersed to hamper applicants. We hope you come out to the CPR Holiday Train, the Miracle Marathon and the many other events taking place in the community. I’d like to thank you in advance for your support and wish you all the very best this Christmas season and a healthy and happy 2014.

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Do you have a new or gently used book to donate for a Christmas food hamper? Drop off books between Nov. 27 Dec. 13 to Blueberry CreekCommunity School, Castlegar & District Public Library, Kootenay Family Place, Robson Community School and Selkirk College Library. If you would like to make a donation to purchase books call Alana at 250-304-6862: A partnership between Community Christmas Hampers & Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Saturday, Nov. 30: - Youth bottle drive –

Castlegar Baptist Teens will be collecting bottles and cans for recycling as a fund raiser for a missions trip to Trinidad. To request pick up call 250-365-7373. Saturday, Nov. 30: SELKIRK CHALLENGERS GYMNASTICS CLUB 2013 HOLIDAY SHOPPING PARTy. 9 a.m.

to 5:30 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre. $3 entrance (12 and under free), includes raffle ticket and lots of prizes to be won. Santa photos available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Treat yourself and do some holiday shopping! You’ll be supporting local businesses and the Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics club. Sunday, December 1 at the brilliant Cultural Centre:

Russian concert – Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Russian bi-lingual program. All are welcome, doors open at 5 p.m. concert starts at 6. Admission by donation. Silent auction and raffle to support students studying Russian. December 2 - 7 at The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop –

Shoes and boots - half price. Current silent auction closes December 7. Beautiful jewelry and many other items are up for bids. The gift shop at the Castlegar Health Centre features NEW quality winter clothing for kids. Volunteers always needed. Application forms are available at the Treasure Shop. Visit our website Wednesday, December 4 the Treasure Shop will be closed. Thursday, December 5th we will be open as usual from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 Twin Rivers Chorale invites you to their

This page is for community, charity or fundraising events that are free or (nearly so) at the discretion of the editor. Dated events take priority. If you have previously posted an event and want it to run again, provide an upto-date version with contact details to, drop off at our office at Unit 2 - 1810 8th Ave in Castlegar or give us a call at 250-365-6397. Thank you.

Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 713 - 4th Street. Guests include various soloists and the Robson Choir. Take in a festive evening culminating in joyous Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. A bake sale and refreshments will follow the concert. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6: G.E. FOODS AND HUMAN HEALTH: Drs THIERRY VRAIN and CHIV CHOPRA Noon – 2:00 p.m at Selkirk College Castlegar Campus, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Room K-11. Free event MC’d by Alex Atamanenko MP, hosted by Selkirk College Student Union Enviro Club. events/642672945754360 Also 7:00 p.m. at Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St, hosted by Kootenay Co-op. This Cross Canada Speakers Tour is co-sponsored by Greenpeace and The Society for a GE Free BC.

Ongoing saturday, dec. 7: creche and angel display at castlegar united church. Christmas bake sale

from 1 - 3 p.m. All welcome. saturday, Dec. 14:

The Castlegar Fire Department will hold its Annual Toy Drive on from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. Firefighters will be on location during that time to help collect toys, serve food and clean tables. For further information, please call 365-3266 saturday, Dec. 14: Christmas antique and collectible sale at Robson Hall – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lots of vendors with a wide variety of treasures and gifts. Admission by donation (cash or food). Proceeds to the Community Harvest Food Bank. For more information call 250-3656261 sunday, dec. 22: annual community carol sing. local choirs,

Chistmas songs/carols from 2 4 p.m. free but donations to food bank accepted.

free hot meal at the sharing dinner pot at Cadet Hall, 8th

Ave, Castlegar (two blocks from library) Tuesdays at noon.


Mon: 10:00 Darts, 1:00 Whist; 1507 Columbia Ave, Castlegar 250-365-2955

Tues: 9:30 Floor Curling/Carpet Bowling, 1:00 Crafts, 7:00 Pool; Wed: 9:30 Floor Curling, 7:00 Rummoli; Thurs: 9:30 Floor Curling 7th, 7:00 Rummoli; Fri: 10:00 Qi Gong, 1:00 Bridge/ Crib, Soup Days; open 9-4 for coffee

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days of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have fun! Guests welcome. More info call Diane Cushing at 250365-8336.

ers with information about community services or preparing for citizenship. Call 250-687-4714 or email welcometocastlegar@

Operation Feast All invited

Legion Meat Draws Saturdays

for home-cooked meals Thursdays at New Life Assembly Church, 602 - 7th Street. Doors open at 4 p.m, dinner served until 5:30 p.m. Entrance to dining area at back of Church. More info: Carol at 365-5734. free pool - Everyone welcome Every Saturday at the

Royal Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. Bring friends and have an afternoon of fun.

friday youth program at

ROBSON MARKET - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Great homestyle

breakfast available until 1 p.m. at the latest. Wide variety of items available including jams, jewelry, collectibles, art glass, baking, books  and more. New Vendors welcome, tables $5 each. Charity groups, like Beta Sigma Phi, who are interested in putting on a breakfast keep breakfast earnings except for a nominal fee for kitchen use. More info call Kathy (250) 365-3796. All About Breastfeeding infor-

mative support group for breastfeeding moms. Neighbourhood House in Castlegar, Tuesdays, 10:30 - noon More info: 250365-3662, tops group meets every wednesday 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at

Kinnaird Hall, 2320 Columbia Ave. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Monthly fee $10. More info call 365-7956. Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena Sun. at 10 a.m.

(phone Mike at 399-4417); Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 3652738); Wednesday at 7 p.m., (phone Fay at 250-687-0484. Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m (phone Len at 365-7805).

al-anon meets every Monday night for people whose lives

have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Mondays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) More info call Donna 365-3168 or Eileen 3653674.

Local Toastmasters club Sentinel Speakers, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn, 1st and 3rd WednesTOASTMASTERS MEETINGS

Blueberry Creek Community School. Fun, safe night for a movie, games/sports/hanging out. Grades K - 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and grades 6 up, 8 - 10 p.m. See B.C.C.S. facebook page for more info or phone 250-365-7201. USCC Cultural Interpretive Society meets Monday and

Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Doukhobor Arts and Crafts Centre, 820 Markova Rd., beside the Brilliant Cultural Centre. Advocate in Castlegar on Thursdays Questions about wel-

fare, disability benefits, tenancy or family law? The Advocacy Centre is in Castlegar Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Castlegar and District Community Services, 1007 2nd Street. Call 250-608-0589 or 1-877352-5777. Mom’s Support Group All moms

welcome to this loosely structured group supporting challenges of being a mom. No referral required. More info: Sandi McCreight 250-365-2104 ext. 34 FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING for problem gambling; Cas-

tlegar Community Services Call 250-608-2254. Scrabble Club 2nd Wed. of the

month, Castlegar Public Library. 6:30 – 8 p.m. All levels welcome! For info call Alana at 304-6862. Offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

back to school with baby Program free for parents to upgrade

Math, English and/or study skills with an instructor from Selkirk College. Kootenay Family Place , Mon. & Wed. from 1 - 3 p.m. Childcare and snacks provided. More info call Alana at 304-6862. New to Canada? Settlement ser-

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Royal Canadian Legion Castlegar/Robson Branch #170, 248 Columbia Avenue, 4-6 p.m. Guests welcome and must be signed in by a member.

W.K. Yoga For MS Support Group. Mondays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.,

Castlegar Library, lower level. Free. Sponsored by WK MS Society for its members/care providers. Call Lonnie Facchina 1-866-352-3997 or email info@ or Janice Ferraro, at 250-365-5428, email

Parent Child Mother Goose for

babies 0-12 months at the Castlegar & District Public Library on Wednesdays from 10 - 11 a.m. until Nov. 20. (childminding available for older siblings) Call 250-365-6611. Toddlers and preschoolers at Castlegar Primary School Thurs. from 10 - 11 a.m. until Nov. 28. To register call 250-304-6862.

English as a Second Language programs Classes for adults,

Conversation Club, Family Drop-in for families with young children, 1 to 1 tutoring. Free. More info call Alana at 250304-6862.

St. David’s and the United Church Thrift Shop open Satur-

days, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. also Mon & Fri, and Tues-Wed-Thurs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clothing, household items, bedding, linen, books, etc. at 605 Columbia Ave. under the Motor Vehicle Office. Christmas items avail. after Nov. 11. Clean, good cond. items accepted (no furniture, TVs, large items). Families



Register for free program where families have fun preparing, cooking and eating dinner together. Third Wed. of the month (Nov-Mar) at Hobbit Hill Childcare Centre from 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. To register, call 1-877-258-4133 or email

Love to sing? Come out to Robson Community School and sing with the Robson Choir. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. More info: Jeannie at 250-365-2901.

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Café Michael to Castlegar, sadly: ‘So long for now...’ It is with the of heaviest of heart that I am closing our restaurant, Cafe Michael in Castlegar. My spouse/business partner and I have committed to taking over my parents' restaurant in Trail as they have served enough time (and food) in the restaurant business, and are currently in their mid-60s in age. We also reside in Trail, our children are enrolled in excellent day care and elementary school facilities and frankly, we are

exhausted with the long drive home, seven days a week, in separate vehicles...a long day at work then the monotonous drive makes for risky driving. We love our business but we love our daughters more. We are finding that the older they get, the more they need us and they are our ultimate priority. Thank you, Castlegar, for a great childhood and now, a great business opportunity. There are so

many admirable citizens here and I am proud to have met such generous, caring and humble individuals. In the three and a half years that we have had our restaurant here, we have made new lifetime friends and learned invaluable life lessons. We do intend to open a smaller, more easyto-manage restaurant, perhaps express-style, once we have transitioned well enough

in Trail and have actually identified a few possible locations. I sincerely hope that our current staff can join us on this part of our journey. As for our current location, we are trying to co-ordinate a colleague to replace us; they had expressed interest a couple of months ago and we have had a few discus-

sions but they have not yet committed. I have personally enjoyed dining in their former restaurant and fully support their occupancy. We had intended on closing mid- to late-January but insufficient staffing over the New Year is prompting an earlier closure. Our last day of service will be Christmas


Eve. All gift certificates will be honoured in Trail and in the upcoming location and we will continue to supply our homemade Caesar Dressing and Ketchup via Kootenay Market and Ferraro Foods. - Until we meet again, Diane Wong and Landon Giguere.

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Community Christmas Celebration Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Christma s Crafts, Games t o Play, Prizes t o Win!

Deck the pets... It was a lovely day and caring pet owners made the most of it along with more than 60 dogs, two cats and a guinea pig on Saturday at Total Pet in Castlegar. Spokesperson Laurel Mathew informed on Monday that the results were “excellent,” with a grand total of $1,028 being raised toward the ongoing compassionate efforts of the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society. Wendy Niminiken, pictured above, brings pets to visit Santa Saturday at Total Pet in Castlegar. The happy four-leggers are, from left Sierra and Diesel. Jim Sinclair

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Nine members of the Selkirk Chamber Orchestra have come together as “Camerata Strings” to prepare a concert of glorious string music on Sunday, Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. at the Castlegar United Church on Merry Creek Rd. This concert is part of the TD Bank Sunday Concert Series organized by the Kootenay Gallery. Led by violinist Wendy Herbison, and local teachers, cellist Jeff Faragher, violinists Josette Laforge and Martine denBok and along with violist Miranda Hughes, the group will perform some of the world’s best loved string music.

Other members are violinist Vic Neufeld, cellist Bronwyn LeBlanc and bassist, Alex Nichol. All belong to the Symphony of the Kootenays and Lena Tuiz. On the program will be Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and the popular Elgar Serrenad. Rounding out the program will be the first movement of the famous Octet by Mendelssohn, a movement of a Dvorak Quintet, Purcell’s Chaconne in g minor and the Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock. Thanks to sponsors TD Canada Trust and Columbia Basin Trust. Tickets are $12 for Gallery members and $15 for general admission.


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Beauty that Grows on you As you travel through Castlegar don’t be surprised if a stunning and imaginative planter grabs your attention. The Blooming Planters, created by the likes of volunteer Denise Talarico (above) and Jessica Vermaat-Davis (whose work is pictured below) as part of the ongoing Communities in Bloom effort are widely varied and, in every case, worth a long look. Submitted photos



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Community BCRMTA Trail/Castlegar Branch Exam Results 2013-10-02 ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC GRADE 2 FIRST CLASS HONOURS: Hue Anderson, Scarlet Guy, Hanna Schulze HONOURS: Jesse Cochrane, Cyan Ross-Van Mierlo GRADE 3 FIRST CLASS HONOURS: Kaleb Wight HONOURS: Thomas Vogel GRADE 4 HONOURS: Liam Smith PASS: Calix Webber GRADE 5 FIRST CLASS HONOURS: Hannah Klemmensen HONOURS: Tenysha RossVan Mierlo PASS: September Stefani GRADE 6 HONOURS: Brenda Henry, Tristan Jinjoe, Nadia Van Asselt PASS: Jonathan Smith


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Castlegar Tradition Members of the Castlegar Rotary Club unloaded trees this past weekend for their annual Christmas tree sale. As always, the Club only offers Canadian-grown trees. This year, the natural trees come from the East Kootenays, and the cultured trees from Chilliwack, as well as a few from a new supplier in the Slocan Valley. The sale has been a popular club tradition for over 25 years. All revenue from the sales goes back into various Rotary projects. Sales begin this year on Saturday, November 30 at the Complex Arena. The Club thanks Andy Roberts of MTI for delivering the trees, and the Complex staff for their help with the set-up. Pictured at left: Brian Brady, chair of the club Christmas Tree Committee, helps unload this year’s supply of trees. Submitted






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Musical Achievers The Registered Music Teachers of the Trail/Castlegar Branch hosted a Canada Music Week piano recital on November 18 at the Muriel Griffiths Recital Room in the Greater Trail Community Centre. It was a night of celebrating Canadian music when students performed pieces by Canadian composers. Awards and scholarships were also presented that evening to the students who received the top results this year from their practical and theory exams through the Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada. The names of the students in the picture are: back row left to right- Hannah Klemmensen, Gabriella Kennna, Jessica Zwick, Helga Skibinski front row- Andrew Gerrand, Aden Goertzen, Joshua MacInnis, Levana Lemelin Submitted



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Skating Club Ready to Compete Derek Kaye


Castlegar News Contributor






Building a Healthy Community Castlegar Recreation Complex 2101 - 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC 250-365-3386

The Castlegar Skating Club is carving up the ice practicing as part of the Canskate and Starskate programs. The club is part of the Kootenay region of the B.C./Yukon section of Skate Canada. Canskate has levels 1-6 and is concerned with the development of basic skating skills. It involves a program of continuous movement, is repetitive, and involves skaters’ developing skills of balance, agility and control. It is a new, revamped program that has operated as pilot projects for the last two years and concentrates more on longterm athlete development than figure skating alone. It develops skaters for all sports on ice including ringette, hockey, speed

skating and figure skating. It also prepares skaters for the Starskate program also administered by Skate Canada, which is a figure skating only program. The Castlegar Rebels KIJHL hockey team is participating as program assistants in the Canskate program. Rachel Stewart along with Andrea Poznikoff are the coaches in both of the programs. Stewart has 14 years coaching experience, mostly coaching in Nelson. Andrea Poznikoff is only 17 and bringing a fresh face to the world of coaching. The Starskate program has four components which are the disciplines of free skate, dance, skills, and interpretative each with its set of levels. Rachel Stewart explained, “Free skate discipline involves jumps, spins and routines;

dance is set patterns to music; skills are set patterns without music; interpretive is what you interpret the music to be.” Skate Canada judges come to the Kootenays for test days where skaters can complete levels, receive awards and move on to the next level. Testing is important to the young skaters, because in completing the different levels they receive recognition for all their hard work. They have a test day coming up December 7 in Nakusp. There are two Starskate competitions coming up and they are the 2014 West Kootenay Invitational January 17 to 19 in Rossland and the 2014 Kootenay Region Championships January 31 to February 2 in Fruitvale. The Castlegar Skating Club can be contacted at

Upcoming Events National Jersey Day Friday Nov 29th “wear your favourite sports jersey to work, school”

National Sports Day in Castlegar Nov 30 Free Ice Activities 2:00-4:00pm Complex Arena – Try broomball, sticks & pucks with the Selkirk Saints or skating. Half Price Swimming at the Aquatic Centre 1:00-6:00pm

Skaters above are part of a burgeoning scene at the Castlegar Community Complex.

Derek Kaye photos

Community Christmas Celebration Sunday December 1 Crafts at the Complex Hall 10:00-2:00pm Free Swim Castlegar Aquatic Centre 11:00-1:00pm Sponsored by Columbia Power & Castlegar Lions Club

WinterFest Friday December 6th Downtown Castlegar Family Entertainment starts 5:30pm Parade of Lights 6:00pm

“Breakfast With Santa” Saturday December 7th • 9:00am Tickets Available at the Recreation Office $4.00 each

Ice Action • Public Skate Saturday Nov 30 2:00-4:00pm Rebels game Sunday – No Public Skate

• Rebels vs North Okanagan Saturday Nov 29 Game 7:30pm

• Selkirk Saints vs Eastern Washington Friday November 29 Game 7:30pm

• Rebels vs Spokane Sunday Dec 1 Game 2:00pm

Check out our Winter Leisure Guide on line Brochures will be in the mail next week. Registration starts Monday December 9th. Notice to all Community Groups and Organizations. If you would like you event mentioned in this event calendar please e-mail the information to Castlegar Recreation Department at or call 365-3386 ext 0.

Welcome to the squad A new addition to the Castlegar Rebels is White Rock native Evan Kite. See Rebels story on page A17. Derek Kaye

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Sports Rebels bring Rockets back to Earth



Derek Kaye Castlegar News Contributor

Castlegar’s KIJHL squad added left-winger Evan Kite from White Rock to its lineup and Saturday November 23 was his first home game and win. The game started with a goal for the Rockets at only 45 seconds into the first period by Tanner Watt (unassisted). But the Golden Rockets were quickly outshot and outplayed as the Rebels had three goals under their belts by the end of the period. Diego Bartlett scored twice (at 15:18 and10:50) assisted by Kody Disher for both (with assists also going to Matt Reed and Seth Schmidt). Period one was clock full of penalties; a total of eight including roughing after the whistle to Rebels Matt Reed and Rockets’ Bowen Alcock with 9:50 left in the first period. The second frame was dominated by the Rebels who scored three times by Jeremy McNeil (Ed Lindsey) at 15:23, Darren Medeiros his second (Chase Reddin) at 8:55 and Diego Bartlett ( Ed Lindsey and Kody Disher) with 7:20 to go, to give him the hat- A17



Rebel Darren Medeiros tries to outsmart Golden’s goalie. Derek Kaye

trick and put the Rebels into a comfortable 6-1 lead. The Rebels were out-shooting and out-hustling the Rockets. Period three was somewhat controlled by the Rockets as they scored twice - Cole McKechney (Daniel Dahlin) and Michael Anderson (Ian Desrosier). But their timing and their ignition was off as the Rockets sputtered to a loss. With the win the Rebels solidified their grip on third

place in the Kootenay Conference’s Neil Murdoch Division. Castlegar trailed the Nelson Leafs (44 pts as of Sunday night) and Beaver Valley Nitehawks (32 pts). The Rebels enjoyed a cushion over the Grand Forks Border Bruins (23 pts) and the Spokane Braves (19 points). Next up for the Rebels is a home game versus the North Okanagan (Armstrong) Knights this Saturday night at 7:30.

Castlegar produces three provincial champs Kootenay Jiu Jitsu Academy students Jacob Rudkoski, Connor Nelson, and Perry Thompson captured Gold at the Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s B.C. Provincials November 16 in Burnaby. The team also took home 3rd overall in the kids division amidst clubs from the Vancouver area, the Okanagan, and Calgary. From top left: Josh Fogul- Silver in Gi, Head Coach Ben Jolicouer takes the kids’ team to a 3rd place trophy; Assistant coach Ken Postnikoff - Silver in No Gi; Perry Thompson won Gold in Gi; Jake Rudkoski took 3 Golds and a Bronze; Brandon George with a Bronze; Connor Nelson with Double Golds! Ben Fogul with a Bronze; Ryan Trickey with a Silver; Robyn Leigh with four Silvers (gi, no gi, gi absolute, and no gi absolute); Jonathan Beatie with a Silver and a Bronze; Caleb Nelson with a Bronze; Elliot Ford with a 5th place finish - a big division; and Evan Ford with a bronze and a Silver. Missing in this photo are Nahum Colwell who picked up a silver and bronze, and Joe Dumont with a Bronze. Submitted


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It’s Cold and Flu Season - Bolster Your Defenses! submitted Interior Health Authority

A strong immune system is the body’s best defense against colds and flu.  Good nutrition is the key to building your body’s defenses.  Help fight common bugs by filling your diet with healthy foods. Load up on fruits and vegetables. They contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which will build up your immune system to help fight off illness. Choose brightly coloured or dark green fruits and veggies for the most antioxidants. Aim for 7 to 8 servings per day. One serving equals one small to medium sized piece of fruit

or vegetable or half a cup of chopped. Digestive health plays an important role in preventing sickness. Normally, your body contains “friendly” bacteria, or flora, that help fight off any “bad” bacteria trying to gain access to your system.  Diets high in refined sugar, frequent antibiotic use, and everyday stress  can disrupt  this healthy balance of “friendly” versus “bad” bacteria, leaving one more vulnerable to sickness. You can help restore healthy digestive flora by eating foods that naturally contain good bacteria and/or by taking a probiotic supplement.  Probiotics can

be found naturally in fermented foods such as yogurt, buttermilk, miso, tempeh, and fresh sauerkraut. Vitamin D is also thought to play an important role in strengthening the immune system. Health Canada recommends 400-800 IU per day depending on age. Some other national health organizations recommend higher doses. For instance the Canadian Cancer Society recommends 1000 IU per day for adults during the fall and winter months. Dietary sources of vitamin D include milk, fortified yogurts, fortified soy beverage, salmon, tuna, sardines and

egg yolks. Talk to your health care provider to learn if you are getting enough Vitamin D. Of course nutrition is only part of the solution. Exercise is also a powerful way to bolster your immune system. Among the many benefits of exercise is stress reduction. Stress takes a significant toll on our immune system so it’s important to take time just for you. Get out for a brisk walk, bike ride, take part in yoga or any physical activity that you enjoy!

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On Dec. 1, communities around the world will celebrate World AIDS Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness about HIV prevention and treatment. This year’s theme is “Getting to zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.” Interior Health, community partners, and physicians are working together to implement a new program that has the potential to get us there. STOP HIV/AIDS (Seek and Treat

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Drivers rarely think of the tires on their vehicles until they have a flat. But the type of tires on your vehicle can impact its performance. When choosing tires for their vehicles, drivers should consider a host of factors, including the terrain and driving conditions vehicles are likely to encounter.

Understanding tires and what makes some a better fit than others for certain vehicles, can make for safe driving and improved handling.

All-season tires The most common type of tire and arguably the best known is the standard all-season tire. Many vehicles come equipped with these tires, which are designed to be versatile enough to grip the road in various conditions. They are commonly made of a harder rubber that will not wear out quickly and will retain their tread. Most day-to-day driving can be done on all-season tires.

High-performance tires People who live in dry climates or drive sports and racing cars can benefit from high-performance tires. These tires are specifically designed to grip the road better and offer superior handling under higher speeds. Because highperformance tires are made of a softer rubber compared to standard tires, they will not last as long as all-season tires.

Snow tires People who live in snowy, icy conditions will benefit from the use of snow tires. These tires are designed with special treads to offer more traction in slippery conditions. The rubber used to manufacture the tire can remain flexible even at extremely low temperatures. Winter tires are best reserved for extreme weather and not used all season long because they will wear out more quickly than others. They may not have the same level of traction on clear roads. In some cases, winter tires may have metal studs included to enhance traction in icy situations. People who do not want to switch tires when cold weather arrives sometimes invest in snow chains that improve traction on standard tires.

be wider than standard tires as well. Truck Tires Drivers of trucks or sport-utility vehicles often need special truck tires. These tires can better handle the weight and size of a larger vehicle. Many drivers stick with the type of tire that originally came with their truck. Drivers who like to go off-roading may need an all-terrain tire to offer more traction when climbing hills or traversing different conditions.

Mud Tires It can be easy to overlook the importance of tires, but tires help vehicles reMuddy areas can be just as slippery as snowy conditions. Mud tires are demain on the road and can affect mileage, maneuverability and safety. signed similarly to snow tires but will have extra grooves and a tread pattern that facilitates movement of mud away from the tires and road. Mud tires may


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Car battery care in extreme weather Few things can be more frustrating than jumping into the driver’s seat on a frosty morning, turning the key in the ignition and failing to hear the engine roar to life. Frigid weather can cause trouble with a car’s battery. Some drivers do not understand why, but getting the facts can help people avoid having to deal with dead batteries on cold winter days.

caused by a faulty connection that allows battery acid to escape and corrode surrounding areas. Regularly inspect the battery to keep abreast of issues that may cause corrosion. Carefully clean away any corrosive residue that has formed and make sure the battery is correctly seated. * Install a battery blanket. A battery blanket is used to wrap around the battery and fit inside of the battery cover. A cord with a plug runs from the blanket to a wall outlet. The blanket can produce enough heat to keep the battery fluid from freezing. A trickle charger can also be mounted on the battery. It will deliver enough power to the battery while the car is off to keep it from freezing.

Cold temperatures wreak havoc on batteries because they slow the chemical reaction inside of the battery. Batteries work by combining lead plates with lead dioxide and sulfuric acid to create electrons. While batteries can function under myriad conditions, the cold weather tends to degrade high-quality batteries and may render subpar batteries useless. The cold weather can cause the fluid * Minimize the use of automotive accessoin the battery to freeze and lose function. A battery that is frozen will not hold a charge, ries. Do not start the car with the heater and the radio on. They can use up the power comand, as a result, the car won’t start. ing from the car’s alternator and prevent the There are various ways to protect a battery battery from charging. Do not leave the heat from failure in the cold, and some of them and the radio on while the car is idling. Othinvolve taking precautionary measures even erwise the car will not be putting out enough power for the alternator to charge the battery before the arrival of cold weather. and power the electrical systems. * Assess the age of your battery. If your bat* Disconnect the battery. If your car will be tery is old, now may be the time to replace it. Batteries differ in how long they last, but stored in a garage for the winter, disconnect many last anywhere from five to 10 years. If the battery. Certain devices, such as clocks your car is still running on its original bat- and alarm systems, continue to drain battery tery and your car is several years old, it may power when the vehicle is off. If your car will be a good idea to get a new battery before the not be driven enough to recharge the battery, arrival of winter. Battery size will not neces- keep it disconnected when the automobile is sarily provide better starting. It’s important to being stored. buy the correct battery for the make of your Cold weather can sometimes wreak havoc car, which can usually be found on the inside on vehicles. Knowing how to skirt trouble of the owner’s manual. with your car’s battery can keep your car on * Verify that there is no corrosion. Cor- the road throughout the winter. rosion can prevent a car from starting just as much as a worn-out battery. Corrosion is

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Educating / enriching consumers Some of my best shopping experiences have included an element of education — who doesn’t like learning more about something we already have an interest in? Luckily for those of us who enjoy wines and spirits, producers and retailers of those products seem especially good at educating. Educating? Well, isn’t that really what tasting samples at a winery is all about? We are learning about our own tastes and preferences, not just about the particular products being sampled. And, at many wineries, those pouring the samples are especially good at providing information that heightens our awareness. Over time, these visits combine into what amounts to a wine appreciation course. Retailers have also caught on, perhaps not to the extent they might, but still, when one visits places like the BC Wine Information Centre in Penticton, Kelowna’s Discover Wines and BC Wineguys in Nelson, it’s hard to imagine not coming out having learned something. Knowledgeable staff, tastings and events help educate customers and build a loyalty that doesn’t happen with typical transaction-based businesses. I always look to Calgary when I think of the gold standard business when it comes to customer education. Over the course of two decades, Willow Park Wines & Spirits has set a high bar (pun intended) when it comes to attracting, educating and maintaining its customer base. Many years ago, when I first walked into the Macleod Trail building, I was in awe. If the large main floor area wasn’t enough to impress, another small nook was filled with an amazing selection of sparkling wines and a lower level was filled with premium wines. Half of that space was, and is, a climate controlled room where customers head for ultra-premium wines— Brunello di Montalcino, Baro-

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La Dolce Vita lo, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa Valley are all represented. It’s a rare place to see Chateau d’Yqem and Sassiccaia and Chateau Latour wines. On the mezzanine above is a space that will seat perhaps 60 people at tables, with a full-service kitchen in behind. Countless events involving wine, beer and spirits, usually with food, having been held in this space—there is hardly a day throughout the year when Willow Park staff, suppliers and friends aren’t busy with a special event of one sort or another. Angela and I have attended more tastings in that space than I can remember. One memorable evening we joined a dozen others in a boardroom upstairs to learn about the art of blending Bordeaux wine varieties. Leading the seminar was Chateau St. Jean winemaker Margo Van Staaveren, who once was named Winemaker of the Year in the US. A brief scroll through the events calendar for the remainder of 2013 is a perfect example of the range of functions designed, in large part, to educate. In the last two weeks of November, customers can sign up to attend events featuring Spanish wines, Absolut vodka, scotch whisky, tequila, holiday drink mixology, winter spirits cocktails, beers of B7

the world, single malts from Scottish islands, Port and chocolate fondue, wine from Portugal, the launch of a new wine brand from Napa, and fortified wines from Spain and Portugal. It’s a crazy schedule, but somehow they make it all work. Product selection and customer education isn’t the only focus of the business, though. Willow Park is a leader in corporate responsibility to its community, too. On November 9, I attended the 20th annual gala fundraiser that raised hundreds of thousands for a charitable cause. Each year four consecutive nights are dedicated solely to raising money for the Vintage Fund, which distributes the proceeds to selected charities. In some years I have attended all four—a whisky festival, beer bash, California wine night (it used to be Canadian wine night) and the gala, which features dozens of great wines, a fabulous selection of food from some of Calgary’s best chefs, and live and silent auctions. With all proceeds from the night designated to help rebuild pedestrian bridges washed out in last summer’s floods, auction bidding was fast and furious. The evening’s theme was Viva Las Vegas and many of the approximately 300 in attendance were decked out in glitzy regalia. One, whose home-made costume was covered with playing cards, was awarded $10,000 for her favourite charity. My personal favourite, a lovely cigarette girl who looked like she’d stepped out of the 60s, was a finalist. Willow Park Wines & Spirits has this whole business thing figured out. It’s a model that others would do well to explore.


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Michael Bigatini, aka Liberace, who doubles as the senior product consultant and Willow Park Wines & Spirits, acted as host for the store’s recent Viva Las Vegas fundraiser. Bigatini started his wine career at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna. Photo provided.

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Привет! Нас зовут Саша и Виктор и мы репортёры со школы «Твин Риверс» в Каслгаре в Британской Колумбии в Канаде. В нашей школе припадают русский, французский и английский языки. У нас в классе дети в седьмом и в шестом классе. Госпожа Чевельдеева наша русская учительница.

седьмой класс любит с ней говорить по-русски хотя она ничего не понимает! Иногда она думает что мы говорим совсем другое. Мы любим оба учителей! Они очень хорошие и учат нам много интересной информации.

Ученики седьмого класса вместе на русском уроке каждый день кроме в среду когда шестой и седьмой классы встречаются в одном кабинете и учатся русский язык вместе.

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Cообщение Совет слышит оптимистичной доклад “ Дискавери “ Устное версия годового отчета Кутеней духоборов исторического общества был представлен Castlegar городского совета в начале этой недели делегация общества , состоящей из президента Петра Perepolkin и администратора Лиза Poznikoff . Ряд положительных моментов были сделаны в прогон дел общества в отношении , прежде всего , на Discovery Centre духоборов . “ Обновленный сайт “ была замечена в начале родов, наряду с тем, что центр “ , наслаждаясь гораздо сильнее ответ через социальные медиа и электронной почты “, сказал Perepolkin . “Энди Ozeroff был нанят на основе неполной качестве общего практического человека, который был в состоянии выполнить многие из более мелких проектов, а также многочисленные обновления основания . “ Президент продолжил: “ Мы провели ряд семинаров борту в течение лета и осени , пытаясь определить направление наши усилия должны быть принимаете. Ряд очень хороших идей были выдвинуты . Другой отступление запланирован на начало января , для которые мы будем приглашать много гостей и предыдущих членов “ . “Я думаю, доказательство в пудинг “, подытожил Президент. “У нас было существенное увеличение нашим подсчетам посетителей в этом году. И поступления от госпитализации более чем вдвое (те из ) прошлых лет , в то время как наши расходы были фактически упал значительно объясняется, в частности , к гораздо более активное участие борту. “ Лиза Poznikoff сказал совет , что рост доходов в сочетании с большей эффективности позволило KDHS улучшить основания “, и varié / Объемы / Castlegar данных / * Редакция / * КС / Рассказы / KDHS - Perepolkin.txtty изменений инфраструктуры. “ “Я официально вступил на рулон администратором в августе этого года “, пояснила она , “ и я очень взволнован о потенциале для музея . Я не вижу конца к возможностям , я доволен коллективных усилий наших члены совета директоров , а также количество добровольцев “. Poznikoff , в заключение , также выразил волнение по поводу расширения и расширенном сотрудничестве с общинами в цвету , который предстоящем в 2014 году. Советник Дэн Рожь предложил престижность Perepolkin , Poznikoff и KDHS “ Посетив свои встречи в последнее время, я знаю, как тяжело вы, ребята работают в получении вещи обратно в порядке, работает в будущее “, сказал Рай, “ так , удачи . “


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“Я просто хочу поздравить вас от того, что вы сделали за прошедший год , “ вмешался советник Кевин Чернова . “Я знаю, что вы были некоторые препятствия , чтобы преодолеть , и вы , кажется, сделали хорошую работу . “ Perepolkin имеет значительный историю с группой и наслаждается большую роль он был в состоянии играть в последнее время. Он рассказал Castlegar Новости по итогам встречи , что он был на совете директоров в течение приблизительно 25 лет, но в силу ряда факторов , в том числе работает свой собственный бизнес , он не был в состоянии получить очень глубоко вовлечены . “ С моей отставки я выделять больше времени на это”, сказал действующий президент , “ это сейчас возможно. “ Вещи хорошо выглядеть в соответствии с Perepolkin , который также доволен большей принадлежности договорился с общин в цвету . “ Дарлин ( Kalawsky ) был там помочь нам растений луковицы тюльпанов “, сказал он , добавив, что своего рода возврат к прошлому одна вещь рассматривается. Он сослался на то, что Ootischenia когда-то домом для более чем 10 000 фруктовых деревьев. “Сейчас это до очень небольшого числа . Мы хотели бы посадить фруктовые деревья, растения более крупные сады, просто еще раз, чтобы иметь гораздо более яркие растущий пространство . “ В кафе на Discovery Centre является также предметом амбициозных планов , как описано Perepolkin . “ В ресторане , безусловно, будет открыт в этом году , мы просто в процессе завершения договора аренды с местным выходе фермы . Мы надеемся иметь, что все на месте , круглогодичный учреждение для фруктов, овощей и продуктов. “ KDHS совета - 2012/2013 Peter Perepolkin - президент, Walter Pereverzoff - вицепрезидент ( ушел в отставку по состоянию здоровья ) Evelyn Voykin - Казначей, Vera Kanigan, Andy Ozeroff, Edna Sapriken, Natalie Voykin, Vera Woykin • Lisa Poznikoff - Администратор (персонал) / секретарь Духоборов Discovery Centre открыт с 1 мая по 30 сентября каждый год, и находится через дорогу от регионального аэропорта Уэст Кутеней в Каслгар . Автор Jim Sinclair (translated by google)

Шли по лесу два товарища, и выскочил на них медведь. Один бросился бежать, влез на дерево и спрятался, а другой остался на дороге. Делать было ему нечего — он упал наземь и притворился мертвым. Медведь подошел к нему и стал нюхать: он и дышать перестал. Медведь понюхал ему лицо, подумал, что мертвый, и отошел. Когда медведь ушел, тот слез с дерева и смеется: «Ну что,— говорит,— медведь тебе на ухо говорил?» «А он сказал мне, что — плохие люди те, которые в опасности от товарищей убегают».

КОСТОЧКА (Быль) Купила мать слив и хотела их дать детям после обеда. Они лежали на тарелке. Ваня никогда не ел слив и все нюхал их. И очень они ему нравились. Очень хотелось съесть. Он все ходил мимо слив. Когда никого не было в горнице, он не удержался, схватил одну сливу и съел. Перед обедом мать сочла сливы и видит, одной нет. Она сказала отцу. За обедом отец и говорит: «А что, дети, не съел ли кто-нибудь одну сливу?» Все сказали: «Нет». Ваня покраснел как рак, и сказал тоже: «Нет, я не ел». Тогда отец сказал: «Что съел кто-нибудь из вас, это нехорошо; но не в том беда. Беда в том, что в сливах есть косточки, и если кто не умеет их есть и проглотит косточку, то через день умрет. Я этого боюсь». Ваня побледнел и сказал: «Нет, я косточку бросил за окошко». И все засмеялись, а Ваня заплакал.

Здравствуйтеуважаемый читатель! Меня зовут Настя- или по-английски Стэйси. Мне 11 лет-моя родина-Россия. В Канаду я переехала в конце июля 2013 года. Пейзажи Канады удивили меня красатой! Горы, реки, озёра-в общем всё что вызывает улыбку на лице. Долго пейзажами не подивилась-сентябрь-школа. Я так переживала-я очень плохо говорю по английски. А оказалось-попала в школу в который изучают английский, русский и французкий. Теперь я неплохо говорю по-английски-у меня появились друзья! Что же не понравлось? Да всё понравилось! Мне кажется, каждому русскому бы понравилось! А теперь расскажу немножко о России, Екатеринодаре. Город очень красивый, особенно его центр. Памятник Екатерине второй, фонтан, а если не полениться, и пройти одну улицу, можно увидеть выступление –Казаков-Войнов! Это просто зрелище! Такая постановка, прямо как балет! Только бесплатный, и выступают они только по выходным. И всё-таки-что мне нравится больше-Россия, или Канада? Я промолчу. Это разные вещи-равнина и горы, моря и озёра, дома и домишки, поля и леса. Но главное-наше-Canada—Russia.Они наша родина, наша душа. С уважением, Настя или Стэйси

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Alice Sanford

The family of Alice Sanford wishes to announce her death at Silver Kettle Village in Grand Forks on Friday, November 22, 2013. Alice was blessed with 86 years of life and died surrounded by family and care givers of Silver Kettle Village. Alice was born in Calgary, Alberta to James and Edith Heslop and in 1952 married Thornton (Terry) Sanford. As a registered nurse, Alice worked in Yellowknife, Trail, Castlegar and retired as the Administrator of the former Raspberry-Robson Lodge. In 1959 Alice and Terry moved to Robson and enjoyed 53 years together until his death in 2012. Left to mourn are her 3 children, Dawne (Gordon) Parslow of Dawson Creek, Lynne (Don) Bollinger of Lac La Biche, James (Grace) Sanford of Kitimat, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place with interment at the Robson cemetery to follow at a later date.

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Dennis Michael Prokopetz passed away suddenly at his residence in Trail, BC on Thursday, November 14, 2013. He was born on July 29, 1952

He was predeceased by his father John Walter Prokopetz, his mother Nellie and his beloved wife Veronika. He is survived by his brothers, David (Gay) of Trail, BC, Donald (Laura and three daughters Annie, Emily and Mary) of Surrey, BC and Robert (Lise and son Kobe) of Surrey, BC. Dennis enjoyed music, fishing, motorcycles and his pets. He spent most of his adult life as a mechanical service technician for cars, motorcycles and small engines. He was personally sought out by many in the Kootenays for his expertise. He was known by all who knew him as a generous giver of his time and help. He was a loyal friend, employee and brother. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services “Carberry’s Chapel”, 1298 Pine Ave. Trail, BC. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Attention Robson-Raspberry Improvement District Residents Special Public Meeting Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 7 pm Robson School Trustee Election

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January 2, 1933 - December 1, 2010

Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure...

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.” -Isla Paschal Richardson.

You will always be in our hearts Ann, Kim, Lori, Len, Dee, Cody, Mark & Norma

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The family of the late Bruna Rosemary Berisoff wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all of our family, friends, & neighbours during this difficult time. A very special thank you to BC Ambulance Services, Critical Care Ambulance, KBRH Emergency Staff, KBRH Intensive Care Unit Doctors & Nurses, Bill Clark & Staff at Personal Alternatives, & Everyone at Celgar Pulp, & The City of Trail. The phone calls, visits, cards, flowers, & baskets have been amazing, thank you all.

Love Tom, Derek, & Celina (& Families)



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is turning 95! Come and help her celebrate! Open House December 12

noon - 3:30pm

Trail Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11

Entertainment includes:

Music by Don Hollis, Kate E Shaw Dancers, Mystic Dream Belly Dancing Troop & yet to be announced.

As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Greater Trail Hospice Society, Suite 7, Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Ave. Trail, BC. V1R 1J9. Phone 250-364-6204.

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School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) The School District is seeking applications from qualified persons for the On-Call List in the following area: Bus Drivers: • Valid Class 2 driver’s license with Air endorsement • Valid Survival First Aid Certificate • Annual medical examination to be completed each September General Qualifications: • Grade 12 or equivalent • Valid WHMIS Certificate • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License For full position details including qualifications please refer to the Careers with SD20 section of our website at Salary will be in accordance with CUPE Local 1285 Collective Agreement. Completed district applications (available on the district web site or at our office) should be sent to Mrs. Marcy VanKoughnett, Director of Human Resources, School District #20 (KootenayColumbia), Suite 120, 1290 Esplanade, Trail, B. C. V1R 4T2 (Fax: 250-364-2470) by Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 12:00 Noon. Please submit electronic applications to: It is understood that applicants agree to confidential reference checks of all previous employers. We appreciate your interest but regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Medical/Dental Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435

Trades, Technical HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians required for work in Fort McMurray. If you are interested in a balanced schedule, competitive wages and benefits please send your resume to: or fax to 1-780-986-7051.

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


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Misc. for Sale Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Nordic track treadmill older style, has leg powered belt, tension & tilt adjustments + normal readout info, $100 OBO 250-365-6677 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

All your residential Snow Blowing needs, yard clean ups, garbage removal Small renovations Call Rob 250-304-4639

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Midnight Madness! One Night Only! Thursday Nov 28th, 6 pm to Midnight Bay Avenue Music, Trail 250-368-8878 Musical Instruments, Lessons Books & Accessories P.A. lighting sales & rentals BAY AVENUE MUSIC, TRAIL 250-368-8878

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Winlaw 5873 Hwy 6, 2.3 flat unzoned acres, water license tear down trailer, with septic field, $129,000, 250-226-7038

Mobile Homes & Pads ROBSON 2 Bdrm Mobile Home for rent, pay 1 month rent & deposit & get 1 month free rent,Refer check required Call 250-304-4862


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OPERATIONS MANAGER Approximately 21 hours/wk, $45-50/hr, commensurate upon experience. Deadline Dec 4. Visit: divisions for details.

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Homes for Rent 4 Bdrm, 2 bathrooms, 2 decks fridge, stove, dishwasher full basement, $1200/mth. To view call 250-365-3144 CASTLEGAR - 2 Bdrm, dbl carport private. NS/NP. 2 mins from DT. $900/mth + utilities. No pets, Available Immediately 304-8185 or 365-6471 Castlegar 2 bdrm renovated House in DT avail Dec 1st N/S, N/P, ref reqd $850/mth + utilities 250-399-4741 Castlegar 3 Bdrm house close to schools & shopping, family only N/P, N/S, $950/mth + $475 damage deposit, refer reqd 250-368-6145 Castlegar 3 Bdrm house F/S, W/D, DW, 1400 sq ft, N/P N/S, recently reno, ref reqd

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Contact Chris 250-608-4949 Castlegar North, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, newly reno, near shopping & schools, Avail Immed F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, Ref reqd $1200/mth + utilities Call Bob 250-365-9344 Castlegar south Lrg 6 Bdrm Home, central to shopping Interior has been redone Call Mac 250-365-1802

Shared Accommodation Castlegar DT, 2 - 1 Bdrm 1 bath, shared kitchen, 2nd floor, N/P, N/S, $485 & $525/mth utilities incl 250-365-4981

Suites, Lower BLUEBERRY, 1 Bdrm Bsmt suite, Private Entrance Unfurnished, F/S, N/P quiet non smoker, $475/mth + utilities, References please Call 250-365-7550 Castlegar 1 Bdrm Apt $530 & $615 incl utilities N/S, N/P,Call 250-608-3930

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18th Annual Friday, December 6th 2013 Downtown Castlegar



FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT - starting at 5:30pm • The Rec Rockers • Food Vendors • Holiday Story Reading in City Hall • New Life Assembly Choir • A Bloomin Planter Affair Recognition


Columbia Power Community Christmas Event Sunday December 1st, 2013 10am – 2pm Recreation Complex


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Please note that Columbia Avenue will be closed to traffic in the following locations on Friday, December 6th: 5:00 pm - 6:30pm: 6th St to 2nd St. Please use 6th St/9th Ave & 2nd St. to bypass. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: 13th Ave to 3rd St. Please use 13th Ave to bypass



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