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On Nov. 25, Grand Forks city council received as information an updated report from Wayne Kopan, manager of building inspection and bylaw services, regarding the cleanup of the property on Highway 3 near Jolly Jacks. Kopan told council in his report that he had granted the property owner and his tenant additional time to complete the work due to progress being made. “We are working toward a solution,” said Doug Allin, city administrative officer. “This is part of council working with the community when there is a bit of challenge.”

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Water meters have been recommended as a water-saving measure in several community plans that were developed through public consultation, including the recent Kettle River Watershed Study, the Asset Management Plan and the Sustainable Community Plan. The city has installed water meters over the past decade in all industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-family properties in Grand Forks.

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Water meters will save the city a considerable amount of money, but not so much for its citizens, according the latest insight on the looming water meter installation program. During city council question period on Nov. 25 before its regular meeting, Grand Forks resident Bob Smith asked council about the upcoming water meter program. “I’ve talked to a lot of people in town and they’re very upset about water meters coming in,” he told council. “Have you verified this as pos-

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Grand Forks is $1.3 million, and will be financed through gas tax funding, which means there will be no impact to taxation. The project will occur in three phases starting in Spring 2014 and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2015. Taylor also said that the provincial government would not give the city any infrastructure grant money without water metering in place. City chief administrative officer Doug Allin proceeded to speak about the water meter program and the preparation that the city has already undertaken.

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Wooden dugout retrieved from Kettle 1908 The Board of Works reported to council that the fire hall had been repaired and foundations put under tests; also that residents of Prest Addition were willing to furnish a road through Block A, Plan 22, if council would put in a culvert and fill up the road. 1913 The third annual show of the British Columbia Poultry Association held in Grand Forks this week, passed into history, an unqualified success from every standpoint and a worthy successor to its two predecessors held in Vancouver and Victoria. 1918 Construction commenced on the two-mile extension of the North Fork branch of the Kettle Valley Railway, which connected the steel head at Lynch Creek with the terminus of the ore tram line from the Rock Candy group. 1923 The Grand Forks School Board, at its regular meeting in the municipal office, went on record as favouring the construction of a new six-room high school building on the site already obtained for that purpose by the city, west of the public school. 1928 Chairman Liddicoat of the rink committee reported that he had engaged L.A. Harris as manager of the skating rink for next season. 1933 A resolution was drawn up concerning the vacant lands and the sale of such to Doukhobors and was presented to the meeting for discussion. 1938 Wm. A. Talbot, assistant engineer of the public works department in charge

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vinikoff, David Prichard and Jim Gower. Dr. D.A. Perley and William Reid were elected to the school board. 1973 Grand Forks resident John Zaytsoff was top student in B.C. among those who wrote final uniform exams conducted by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. 1978 A wooden dugout canoe, probably of Native origin, was retrieved from the Kettle River, just above Cascade Canyon. It is believed to date from 1850, and is considered a rare archaeological find. 1993 Grand Forks students contributed over $2,500 in toys and food items as Christmas gifts for needy families. 1998 In response to complaints from South Ruckle residents, the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks announced plans to test levels of ambient hydrocarbon in the area. Residents were complaining about odours coming from Cantex Engineering and Construction which they say is responsible for a range of health problems for residents. The testing begins in the spring of 1999. 2003 Christy Luke was named volunteer of the year at the Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, notably for endless hours working for the Trails Society, the Rivers’ Edge Theatre and the art gallery. 2008 Although the road conditions kept the RCMP busy over the weekend, the biggest problem was break-ins and thefts according to Grand Forks Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.

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Several inches of snow put winter sports enthusiasts in the mood to hit the Grand Forks Secondary School Annual Ski and Sport Swap on Saturday. Although baby Sophie was too young to appreciate the deals on skates, skis, helmets and the like, mom Amy Perry and son Noah had a great time looking through the equipment displayed throughout the high school gym.

POLICE BRIEFS Impaired driver pulled over On Friday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 p.m., RCMP pulled over a suspected impaired driver on Donaldson Drive. “A 27-year-old female driver from Grand Forks received a 90-day roadside driving prohibition and had her vehicle impounded for 30 days,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. “In this case, she blew twice and failed on both cases resulting in the immediate roadside prohibition.” Theft of welder A report of theft under $500 was received by Grand Forks RCMP on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 12:15 p.m. The theft was from the backyard of a property on Kettle River Drive and consisted of a gray 225-amp electric welder taken off by a threewheeled trolley. “(The owner) noted three small tire tracks going up his driveway,” said Harrison. “It was suspected that the welder was then loaded into a vehicle. There was no other evidence at the scene.” There are currently no suspects and no witnesses. Holiday road checks are in effect RCMP throughout the province are now conducting holiday road checks looking for impaired drivers. “Over the last week we’ve had three check stop programs in town,” said Harrison. RCMP are strongly encouraging people that before you go to the party you make plans for getting home. “So you don’t put yourself in a situation where you’re not sure if you’ve drank too much find yourself on the receiving end of a roadside suspension.”

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The cost to replace or upgrade the aging 50-year-old Boundary Hospital to industry standard won’t be cheap, according to an Interior Health Authority report. The city’s hospital could be replaced for around $36 million, and nearly that again to repair and upgrade the facility to bring it up to industry standard, The Interior Health Capital Strategy and Facility Assessment revealed. The number itself does not indicate that the hospital is falling apart, is unsafe or is not providing good care, said Ingrid Hampf, Interior Health acute care area health services administrator for Kootenay Boundary, instead it is a bricks-and-mortar replacement figure to replace exactly the same facility. “The building doesn’t dictate as to whether we are providing good care or not,” she said. “We have great staff in all locations … and we can’t lose sight of that based on a number in a spreadsheet,” she said. Although there are no plans to replace or upgrade the facility, the report will be one more piece of information to guide the region forward in planning. She said the assessment helps IHA look at health care needs and see how the building—as well as the facilities in Trail, Nelson and Nakusp—fits to deliver health care to 80,000 people in the Kootenay-Boundary. “The real driver for the discussion

is not the number on the report, it is really around services and what kind of health care should we be providing, and are there changes to services that we can see coming due to new technology,” she said. Hampf said the assessment is one of 11 pieces of information IHA and the province use in planning, relying on projected demand for the services the facility offers in the future and needed programs. The report was given to the West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District (WKBRHD) board Nov. 27 and will be used in planning to determine future capital projects. The assessment took into account the physical condition of the facility, as well as the condition and age of its mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The last assessment took place in 2003. Since then approximately $10.5 million was spent on capital projects and $19.4 million on capital equipment at KBRH. Advancing capital projects is a joint venture between IHA and the WKBRHD, the hospital district paying for 40 per cent of the projects and the provincial government and hospital foundations covering 60 per cent. Of all of the major health care facilities in the West Kootenay-Boundary, only the Arrow Lakes Hospital in Nakusp is less than 50 years old. The hospitals in Trail and Nelson, as well as the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre, are between 50 and 60 years old. — with files from Trail Times

It’s official; the new name of the city’s arena is the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena. At the regular Grand Forks city council on Nov. 25, council voted unanimously to endorse the renaming of the Grand Forks Arena to honour one of the city’s major builders who passed away in September. “This is really a chance to recognize someone who has made a major contribution to this community, and in particular, to the arena,” said Mayor Brian Taylor. “This issue came up at the recreation commission table,” said Coun. Michael Wirischagin, who is council’s representative on the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) recreation commission. The name change was officially approved by the RDKB board of directors at their meeting on Nov. 28 in Grand Forks. The RDKB own and operate the arena but sought the city’s approval out of respect for the contributions Goddard made as mayor and alderman of Grand Forks, said John Mackey, RDKB director of recreation and facilities. The unveiling of the new sign will occur on Dec. 19 as part of the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration on Dec. 19 at the arena. “We thought we’d get on it as soon as possible from the rec commission’s point of view,” said Mackey. “At the start of the new year, we’ll be calling it the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena.” Goddard was also instrumental in the relocation of the airport to its present site and the construction of the Boundary Mall. Wirischagin told council that many parks and buildings are named after people who have contributed greatly to the area. Jack Goddard was elected mayor of Grand Forks in 1966 and remained as mayor until 1973. While in office, the construction and completion of the new Grand Forks Arena was one of his proudest moments. Upon his passing on Sept. 12 at the age of 93, Goddard’s son, Jack, had suggested to the RDKB recreation commission that it would be an honour if the arena could be renamed in his father’s memory. The Grand Forks Arena will now be called the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena in honour of former mayor Jack Goddard who passed away in September.

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ost people would not argue with you if you said, “Everything in the world around us is becoming more regulated.” We live in an increasingly overloaded situation, with rising costs, liability and future considerations at the core, weaving deeper and more intricate levels of red tape and regulation and bylaw in the process. So no one wants another rule instituted, no matter how beneficial it may seem, how altruistic its intent. And, need it or not, water usage is one of those things that will require closer regulation and monitoring as the resource becomes strained and scarce. But it is a good thing. Like broccoli, flossing or driving the speed limit, water meters are set to become a good thing for the city, but we may not like the intrusion. The cost is debatable, but the intent is sound: pay for what you use. Will it encourage conservation of one of the most precious resources to any community? Possibly. But at least the cost to keep the resource in good stead will be covered, thus ensuring consideration of future generations of water users.


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n October, Forbes magazine released its annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities. Many of the now extinct make more money today than they ever did alive. Heading the list was, naturally, Michael Jackson who raked in a whopping $160 million. Elvis is still up there at a respectable $55 million, and James Dean, who only made three movies and died in 1955, still was able to pull in $5 million in 2012. Unfortunately, the relatives and descendants of the famous dead often get little or none of the windfall profits from the rights to the dead celebrities’ names, images, music, etc. Even if they do, they often fight over the money, competing with lawyers to pick his/

her bones clean. My Austrian relatives are good examples. They fought for years over the rights to Heidi Holtz’s accordion recordings, in particular Mein Glucklich Akkordeon which sold over a million copies in Munich alone. In the end they had to pawn all their lederhosen just to pay off the lawyers. An even sadder tale involves my late Scottish Aunt Maude, a celebrity in the Highlands in the Thirties. At the age of 14, her pigtailed image was featured on a number of oat products produced by the Robertson Oat Company; bags and tins of rolled oats, whole oats, oat meal and oat bran all featured her comely face. When Old Man “Robbie” Robertson discovered that she had a sweet voice as well, she was hired to make radio commercials. Her bestloved jingle was adapted from a Robert Burns poem:

“Scots, wha hae wi’ oats bin blest...” A generation of Scots sang along with her vigourous rendition. Robertson paid Maude six shillings for her image and one shilling for each jingle, a fortune back then. Plus he promised to provide her family with free oats for as long as her image was used. When the Second World War broke out, many Scottish servicemen carried her youthful picture with them into battle as a reminder of hearth and home. Maude even volunteered to visit the troops near the front lines to lift their spirits. Unfortunately, her fame and fortune had enabled her to indulge her sweet tooth. By the time she made it to the battlefield she had put on 30 pounds and looked remarkably like Hermann Goering. A Glaswegian sniper thought so too. Robertson Oat Company paid tribute


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to Maude with an elaborate funeral and the release of a compilation of all her famous jingles on a 78 rpm record. Old Man Robertson was said to have bought himself a new Rolls Royce with the profits; the family never saw a dime. Fortunately they all loved porridge and feasted on it daily until 1962 when Seamus Robertson took over the business and replaced Maude’s picture with a kilted image of Robert the Bruce. My cousins complained that the forced change in their diet weakened the entire family and brought on the early death of both Murray Holtz and his younger brother Miles. I hope the Bieber and Gaga families take note and plan accordingly, just in case. No one wants to be left with an empty porridge bowl. Jim Holtz is a Boundarybased writer.

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Wreaths not selling out; honouring To the Editor: This is in response to a letter printed in your Nov. 27 edition from Peter Ritchie of Grand Forks entitled, “Apologies due to veterans.” For many years local businesses and individuals have made significant donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Wreath Fund. Money from the wreath fund goes totally towards assisting veterans and their families—none of this money or the money collected from the sale of poppies is used by local branches. Over the years the Legion has called out the names of those who made significant donations towards this fund to come forward and lay a wreath at the cenotaph on Remembrance Day. We found that, while many

were generous enough to make such a donation, they did not actually wish to participate in coming forward to lay a wreath. This caused long delays in the service and we ended up having a Legion branch member lay a wreath on their behalf. About three years ago we started asking those donors if they wanted to take part and, if not, we would lay one wreath, a “community wreath,” and for each donation we would read the name of the individual or business. After this reading we had a Scout/Guide, or this year two members of the air cadets, pin a poppy on that community wreath. This moved the service along much faster and feedback we have received has been very positive. I am very sorry Mr. Ritchie

saw this as turning this sacred service into a commercial occasion, and comments he made suggesting it was like putting a “pizza special” sign on our cenotaph are insulting. In closing perhaps I reinforce that the names of these individuals and businesses are those who made significant donations towards helping the very people Mr. Ritchie feels have been slighted, our veterans. I offer no apology to Mr. Ritchie, but do hope this will allow him to better understand how we acknowledge those who have served and those who are trying to help them and their families after the fact. K. B. Gresley-Jones, vice-president, for Joe Tatangelo, president, Branch 59 Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion

Reason for fewer deer is simple: access To the Editor: Re: Deer populations and hunting regulations in the Boundary Why are the local deer populations in trouble? Many people believe the main problem is that hunting seasons are too long and far too lenient with wide open seasons on small “mulie” bucks and whitetail does. To a degree this is true. However, there are several other factors contributing to the population declines. Even though the number of hunters is less than half what it was 20 years ago, the overall hunting pressure is greater. How so? In B.C. there are approximately 500,000 kilometres of bush roads with hundreds if not thousands of kilometres more built every year. Thirty years ago the road systems went into the bush and hunters walked from there. Now they go through the bush and the hunters drive everywhere. These roads provide nearly unlimited access to virtually all areas of the province, with the

Boundary area likely having more roads per unit area than most other areas in the province. With such good access the deer no longer have any refuge areas where they are safe and can be at peace; and, even though the particular hunting season (say on mule deer does) may be closed, as the whitetail season is open for much longer, all animals experience increased stress because of the constant traffic through their backyards. Added to this are the ever-present ATVs, the owners of which build trails off the ends of the roads so they can access every nook and cranny of what were once respectfully called the “back woods” areas. All of these ATV riders are well armed. Some carry both rifles and shotguns; many have winches and carry chainsaws in the back so they can, and often do, go anywhere they want. Because of such blatant disrespect for B.C.’s forest and rangelands, there are no more “back woods” areas and, hence, far fewer deer. Fred Marshall, Greenwood

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Thumbs up to children that visit their grandparents. Thumbs down to the 40-year-olds that live like they are retired, while the retired generation keeps the wheels of life turning. Thumbs up to the farmers who raise our food. Thumbs down to the bad drivers in Grand Forks. Common occurrences in town are people rolling through stop signs, speeding down side streets, not stopping for people in crosswalks, cutting corners and driving into the oncoming traffic lane. They also pull U-turns in the middle of main roads and make illegal turns to park. A prime example of this is at the post office. Stop being lazy and oblivious to others on the road and drive safely, please. It could save a life and/ or damage to vehicles. Thumbs down to those who continually bring their “loose-stooled” dogs to town along

public sidewalks. You know who you are. Thumbs up to all those that participated in the planning of Chocolate and Champagne at the Christina Living Arts Centre on Nov. 16. The atmosphere was wonderful, food delicious and tasting all the appies in the competition was so much fun. Hats off to you all. Thumbs down to all those folks who didn’t want to be kind enough to let me do blood work for my sister who has leukemia. You all ganged up on me. Wow. Thumbs up to Betsy who was kind and took me and my bags home after a 17-hour bus ride. Would you like to give a thumb up or a thumb down? Email with Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down as a subject line. We could publish your anonymous submission. Attacks on specific businesses will not be published. A5

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hen the antics of Rob Ford and his brother, Mike Duffy, Pamela Rousing Wallen and Patrick Brazeau the Rabble become the focus of the attention of people in Canada and other ROY RONAGHAN countries around the world, why would they pay attention to an event as critical as a conference held to achieve a commitment to mitigate the human drivers of climate change? Between November 11 and 22, 195 countries attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or the Conference of the Parties (COP) with the intention of reaching an agreement on a framework for dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. COP 19 was the 19th since the first one was held to discuss progress toward implementing measures to deal climate change. Canada signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and withdrew in 2012. Canada’s official representative at COP 19 was Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq. Her attendance on behalf of the Canadian was seen as a token recognition that climate change was an issue for the Canadian government. Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament from Saanich and the Gulf Islands is attending as leader of the Green Party with “observer” status. May said the expectations for the conference were low before she left to attend. On her return she rated it as the “Worst COP ever.” She added, “Only a profound shift globally to make the transition away from fossil fuels a central priority of leaders will ensure our kids have a livable world.” COP 18 was held in Copenhagen and it too was considered a failure because no agreement was reached except that the parties agreed to meet again to continue talking. The governments of industrialized countries around the world are reluctant to reach an agreement that will mean they must slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They fear that doing so will affect their financial bottom lines and they make excuses for their lack of involvement. According to May, the reduction of emissions worldwide has stalled and there is no country or group of countries that want to take a leadership role. During COP 19 Germanwatch published the results of a Climate Change Performance Index. Australia and Canada ranked 57th and 58th respectively out of 61 on the index. Iran ranked 59th; Kazakhstan ranked 60th; and Saudi Arabia ranked 61st. Denmark ranked 4th, the United Kingdom was 5th and Portugal was 6th. Canada and Australia are now thought of as rogue countries that have no interest in adopting regulations that will require the reduction of emissions any time soon. There was hope at the conclusion of COP 18 in Copenhagen that Australia and Japan would set an example of what could be done. Both had signed an agreement but both eventually reneged on their commitments. A new government in Australia went rogue and cancelled its carbon tax. Japan withdrew with the excuse that it had to handle the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in 2011. The fact that the human population has contributed to the change in temperature of the Earth’s biosphere has now been well documented. Heat trapping gases have caused surface temperatures to rise. Climate patterns that were once predictable have become unpredictable. The most recent storm to hit the Philippines-Typhoon Haiyan-left complete destruction in its wake as it moved across the islands. In a recent blog post, Janet Larsen, director of research for Earth Policy Institute in the United States stated, “Haiyan and other recent weather extremes are wake-up calls to the urgency of ending our fossil fuel addiction. If we continue to ignore them, the costs of dealing with climate change will surely extend far off the charts.” Leaders of governments in developed (industrialized) countries appear to be doing nothing to deal with the addiction while leaders of governments in undeveloped countries are dealing with the impact of global warming and changing climatic patterns. Why are they taking such a risk when they know that the end result could be disastrous? Roy Ronaghan is a Christina Lake-based writer.


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Talent Show hosted by the Grand Forks Secondary School Global Citizenship Club. Dec. 4 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the GFSS auditorium to raise funds for the Phillipines relief effort.


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Saturday, December 7, 2013 2 - 4 pm Holy Trinity Anglican Church 7252 - 7th St., Grand Forks Admission: $5.00 Door Prize, Baking & Crafts

250.447.6161 Genetically Engineered Foods & Human Health Fabulous Friday Friday A Cross-Canada Friday, Dec. 6 from 1 - 3 p.m. Speaker’s Tour at the Grand Forks Public Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Library. Chess, Twister, CanSeniors’ Centre, City Park, dyland, Xbox 360 Kinect and Grand Forks. Hear a scimore. Crafts and a snack. All entific point of view on the risks: speaking are ages welcome; children under Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Shiv Chopra. Admis7 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. sion by donation. Sponsored by Grand Forks & Boundary Regional Agricultural Society, Alex Atamanenko, NDP MP and the National Email your event to Farmer’s Union. For information: GEFREEBC. with the words “Event Listing” in the subject line; You can WORDPRESS.COM/INFO & CBAN.CA, Facealso mail it to Box 700, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 or, drop it off at our office at 7330 2nd Street – please mark



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Battersby at 250-4431295. • Caregivers Alzheimer/ Dementia Support Group meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 7 to 9pm. There is an exception for the month of August meets at 5pm instead. For additional information contact Frani at 250-4425320. Every Tuesday • Learn sign language at the Grand Forks Public Library every Tuesday to Dec. 17, 2013 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Class open to all ages. No registration required. Drop-in anytime. Class is free but a food donation box will be available if you wild like to help out in that way. For information about the class, call Leanne or Tammy at Sunshine Valley Community Services at 250-442-3335 ext. 211. • Girls in Action (Pioneer Clubs) meet at the Gospel Chapel, 7048 Donaldson, Grand Forks from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact Dianna Borthwick at 250-442-5376. (Girls grades 2 to 7). • Prayer Canada meets from 12 - 1 p.m. at gallery 2 in the meeting room. New members welcome. • Breastfeeding Café, 10 - 11 a.m. Granville Family Centre, 1200 Central Ave. For anyone interested in breastfeeding: a breastfeeding mom, pregnant woman, or grandmother, aunt, sister or friend of a breastfeeder. Come for support, learning, sharing. Call Public Health at 250-443-3150 or Cynthia at 250442-5355. • Chess Club - from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. All ages welcome. • Figure Drawing/Painting Group meets 5:30-7:30 at gallery 2. Artists bring their own materials. Easels available. Schedule sometimes changes so please call Nora first if you plan to drop by. No membership free, but


BULLETIN BOARD Meals on Wheels – West Boundary From Parkview Manor, Midway. Hot and nutritious meals are available to all seniors in the West Boundary. Please contact 250-4492842 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Meals on Wheels – Grand Forks Hot and Nutritious meals delivered to your home 5 days a week. $6 a meal. Please contact Jenna or Barbara at 250-443-0006 Monday - Friday. Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Grand Forks Valley Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. MONDAY at 8 p.m. (Closed Study) at Catholic Church Rectory - 7269 - 9th St. WEDNESDAY (Men’s Closed) at 8 p.m. at Anglican Church rear basement 7252 - 7th St. THURSDAY and SATURDAY (Open) at 8 p.m. at Anglican Church rear basement - 7252 - 7th St. Phone 250-4423839 or 250-442-8797. 3rd Monday Every Month • The Discover Rock Creek Society meets in the West Boundary Elementary School Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. • The monthly general meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion is held at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Lounge open daily at 2:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. • Blessings Boutique from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free lunch, Gospel Chapel. Contact Tammy

$20 per month or a $5 drop-in fee collected to pay models. For information call gallery 2 at 250-442-2211 or Nora at 250-442-3668. • The Sunshine Quilters of Grand Forks meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Focus on Fibre building on Donaldson Drive. For more info call Kim at 250-442-8802. • Scrabble at the Grand Forks Public Library from 1-3 p.m. • CAN/AM Women’s closed AA meetings, 11 a.m. to noon at the Anglican Church Basement. • Crib at the Legion Hall starts 6:30 p.m. sharp. • Grand Forks Air Cadets meet at the Legion from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This organization promotes leadership skills, camaraderie and working together as a team. New members always welcome. Join the fun. Contact Jim: 1-866-447-9304 or Janice 250-442-5732. • St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Boundary Branch meeting 7 p.m. at 8008 Donaldson Drive. • Grand Forks Contract Bridge Club meets at Anglican Church at 7 p.m.; all welcome. For info or reservations call Al at 250-442-2525. • Grand Forks Pipes & Drums practices 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 101 at GFSS. Beginning and experienced pipers and drummers invited to join. Lessons by arrangement. Inquiries, please call 250-442-1249. • AA (open) meeting in Greenwood at the McArthur Centre, at 8 p.m. Contact 250-4462249 or 442-0072. • Pioneer Girls/Girls in Action - Gospel Chapel 3:30-5 p.m. Contact Eileen Gobbett at 250-442-2417. • TOPS is the weight loss support group of choice for thousands. Join us and you will see why. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m.; meeting to follow, at the Gospel Chapel (7048 Donaldson Drive, Room 302). Questions? Call Frances at 250-442-0638. • Community Learning Place – drop-in – from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. Come for help with reading, writing, basic computer, test preparation, citizenship study. This program is a partnership between CBAL

For info contact: 250-442-5808 or 250-442-4206 Before tea, at 12:30 pm, Eurcharist Service by newly-ordained priest Rev. Cathy Straume.



Christina Lake Christmas Craft Sale Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Christina Lake Community Hall, 90 Park Road. For table rentals call Mary 250-447-6215.

31st Annual Rock Creek Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Pavillion building at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring over 40 local vendors and small businesses. Delicious lunch will be available to holiday shoppers. Santa pictures will be taken in a quaint log cabin on the fairgrounds. Come and enjoy, shop and have fun!

and the Grand Forks Public Library. • Kettle River Runners: your friendly Grand Forks running club meets for a group run every Tuesday throughout the fall and winter at 5 p.m. at the aquatic centre. Runs are generally 5 to 8 km in length, and the group splits into runners of similar ability. Further information about club events are posted on our website: Every Wednesday • Bored Room Bistro’s Crib at 7 p.m. at 607 - 8th Ave., Midway, B.C. Free! • Beginning Jan. 15, 2014 the Grand Forks Choral Society meets to practice at 7 - 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Secondary School Band room for their spring concerts April 26 and 27. New members are most welcome to join this non-audition community choir until the end of January. For more information, call Kirsten 250-442-8897 or Nanci 250-4423935 or visit www.grandforkschoralsociety. ca. • Senor’s Centre Branch 68 holds Carpet Bowling at 9:30 a.m. • Boundary Healing Rooms - open from 1-3 p.m. at River Valley Community Church, 2826 75th Ave. Affiliated with International Association of Healing Rooms. Trained prayer teams ready to pray with you. No charge. No appointment necessary. • Drop-in Whist is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1:30 p.m. • Pickle Ball is held at Barbara Ann Park from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $1 drop-in fee. (Also held Mondays.) Contact 250-442-2604 for information. Everyone welcome. • Free Texas Holdem Poker at the Royal Canadian Legion, 7353 - 6th St. Grand Forks, BC. For information, call Frank at 250-4432370. Every Thursday • Bored Room Bistro Texas Hold’ em Poker at 6:30 p.m. 607 - 8th Ave., Midway, B.C. Free! • Join the new seniors “fun” singing group. Sing songs from bygone eras at Seniors’ Hall in City Park at 9:45 a.m. Visit, have coffee and sing. Contact Liz at 250-442-5516.

Senior’s drop-in fee $1. • Bingo at the Legion! Doors open at 5:45 p.m., game starts at 6:45 p.m. • Opt Clinic (Planned Parenthood) is held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boundary Medical Clinic. • Drop-in Crib is held at the Seniors’ Hall in Grand Forks City Park at 1:30 p.m. • The CanCan Troupe practices from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church on 7th St. Contact Mona at 250-442-2237 or Mel at 250-447-2614. • Pioneer Clubs - Girls In Action (grades 1 7), meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call Lee Anna Klassen at 250-442-5502. Every Saturday • Adult Knitting Club 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. at the Grand Forks Library. Needles and wool provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies. Donations for this program are gratefully accepted. Let the library know in advance if you will attending this free program. 250-442-3944. • Kettle River Lions’ Meat Draw at 3 p.m. at the Prospector at the Rock Creek Hotel. • Boundary Woodworkers Guild meet every morning for a drop in workshop at around 9:30 am at 8120B Donaldson Drive (the former SPCA site) with a monthly business meeting at 10 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month. Prospective members are welcome. • Storytime at Kocomo’s for children 6 and under at 11:30 a.m. Every week a different storyteller. This event is free and held at Kocomo’s Coffee Shop in Grand Forks. • Grand Forks Soberiders AA Group meets at 10 am at First Baptist Church, 2495, 76th Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 250-443-3121. • The Royal Canadian Legion holds a meat draw from 3 - 5 p.m. • Chess Club meets in the meeting room at the Grand Forks Public Library from 3 - 5 p.m. All levels of players welcome. Instruction is available.

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Grand Forks Gazette Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Letters A7

to the editor

Warning: satirical content

To the Editor: My apologies to Joan Enquist (Letters to the Editor, Nov. 20) for my satirical column on Rob Ford (Gazette, Nov. 6). One of the common ways to write political satire is to begin by stating a controversial, even inflammatory point of view, e.g. “You have to love Mayor Rob Ford.” Usually, the satirist next writes a series of statements, each more outlandish than the one before, e.g. “But who hasn’t been caught in the embrace of cocaine dealers by some weasely photographer out to persecute us?” followed by “But who hasn’t used Emergency Response to rid ourselves of pesky, predatory paparazzi?” until the reader realizes that the writer is being ironic and actually means the opposite of what is being written. The writer then usually concludes with a statement that is designed to convey the writer’s actual point of view, e.g. “For too long we have been overly concerned with those things that have nothing to do with our tax dollars: morality, honour, respect, legality. “Ford, if he continues to serve and, better yet, is re-elected, will no doubt ensure that those concerns never trouble anyone at City Hall again.” By continuing to use irony in those last two sentences, I evidently led Ms. Enquist to believe that I agreed with Mayor Ford that tax savings were important while morality, honour, respect and legality were not. My apologies; I had hoped to communicate the opposite. In the future I will not attempt to write satirical columns, or if I do, I will include at the end a kind of warning, similar to that found on cigarettes: “The preceding commentary is satirical and contains irony. In places, the writer may mean the opposite of that which is stated.” Jim Holtz, Grand Forks

An open letter to Premier Christy Clark To the Editor: An open letter to Premier Christy Clark from a British Columbian without a voice. Dear Premier Clark: Your approach to governing the province is troubling from the point of view of citizens who have a concern about the kind of environment their children and grandchildren will inherit, given your desire to sell mine and sell natural resources as quickly as you can. It is time then that you answered some questions that are on the minds of those who did not vote Liberal on May 14, 2013. Your jobs and families strategy for the province is concentrated on jobs in the resource extraction industries: coal mining, open pit mining for copper and gold, oil and gas extraction and the removal of our remaining forests. The thought that you and your government support the extraction of resources in B.C. to supply greedy people in Japan, China, Korea and possibly Vietnam is troublesome. You would like us to believe that B.C. can provide them with a product they need, but those of us who have been denied a voice believe that it is more about the money that will flow into the provincial treasury, money that you say is desperately needed to pay the province’s debt. Do you ever pause to think of

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the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that will be created from the combustion of the liquefied natural gas, oil and coal that will be shipped overseas? Do you have a clear conscience when you meet with premier Alison Redford of Alberta to talk about the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline? Do you and premier Redford ever talk about climate change and what scientists around the world are currently saying and advocating? You talk about the money that British Columbia will receive from the sale of its resources and the jobs that will be created in the process. However, you avoid talking about the kinds of jobs and their duration and the fact that the market for liquefied natural gas is not a stable one. Most recently they reported that to keep Earth’s temperature below two degrees Celsius all western economies and governments would have to make revolutionary changes in their approach to resource development. You avoid talking about the negative aspects of the removal of natural resources. Coal mining means the removal of mountaintops. Natural gas and oil production means the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the chemicals injected into the earth that eventually reappear in ground water supplies. Why aren’t you showing leadership by placing severe restrictions on


such practices? Why do the companies who do the fracking have unlimited access to fresh water in the northeast? The use of fracking in the gas and oil industries in northeastern B.C. has created severe problems for many of the residents. Why do you condone the process? Why are you not willing to follow the example set by the Atlantic provinces and place a moratorium on it until more research on its impacts has been done? In your job as premier you receive close to $200,000 plus the perks from holding the office of premier. As a single parent you can live comfortably both in Kelowna and Victoria on your salary. Do you ever think about the number of single mothers in B.C. who live well below the poverty line of $29,000. Recent reports have told us that the gap is $9,000. You like to remind us that the Liberal party has a mandate to pursue its objectives as it sees fit. Without question your party holds the majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly when it occupies them. However, your claim of having a mandate from British Columbians is not true. Only 52 per cent of eligible voters cast votes on May 14. Answers to the questions above would be appreciated. Thank you from a citizen without a voice. Roy Ronaghan, Grand Forks

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success by A big thank you6 to the Phoenix Foundation for supplying Boundary Family and Individual Services Society with a grant that was used to purchase resources that enhance the capacity at the Family Centres allowing them to better serve our Boundary communities.

Success By 6 supports parents and communities in creating healthy, nurturing environments for our youngest children, so that by age 6, they are physically, socially, and emotionally ready to succeed in school. The goal of Success By 6 is to better the lives of our Boundary area children in our families and enhancing our communities.

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Electrical ratepayers in Grand Forks might not be immune to a shock early in the New Year. A rise in the electrical rate for residential usage for FortisBC— approved recently by the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) at 3.3 per cent—could eventually trickle down to Grand Forks ratepayers. Even though the city enjoys some degree of autonomy with a municipally owned and operated electrical utility—one of five municipalities in the province to do so—it buys its power in bulk directly from FortisBC. Under the Grand Forks Electrical Utility the city supplies its residents with power, at a rate of around 98 per cent of what it would cost a direct customer of FortisBC. But the rate rise approved for FortisBC cannot be ignored and will prompt consideration for a hike in the city’s rates, said Doug Allin, chief administrative officer for the city. The city’s electrical engineer and its director of finance are currently analyzing rates, he said, and will be presenting their findings to council on Dec. 16 at a committee of the whole meeting. “It’s part of our policy process that we do that … and we will be discussing (rate) impacts,” Allin said. The agreement the city has with FortisBC is controlled by the BCUC, said Allin, so when FortisBC applies for a rate increase, the city will be affected by that. Purchase amounts are controlled.


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New equipment for KBRH The Lower Columbia has a new digital stereotactic diagnostic mammography service, as well as other diagnostic imaging improvements at its regional hospital. The Digital Mammography Campaign raised $795,000 in 22 months, due to the generosity and commitment of donor groups. A mammography exam is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women, a process that is expedited with digital equipment. This advancement in diagnostic imagining means fewer invasive procedures and less travel outside the area for patients and their families.

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This year the staff and management of Interfor again made a contribution to the Boundary Community Food Bank. Ryan Weltz, Silviculture Forester at Interfor’s Grand Forks mill, toured the food bank facility on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and presented a cheque for $2,000. “This is really appreciated,” said Larry Dickerson, food bank president. “We are all volunteers, we don’t receive any government funding, and to provide food for the record numbers we are seeing this year, we rely on the generosity of businesses and individuals.” “Donations of food or money are welcome year-round, and right now we sure could use a few more volunteers,” added volunteer coordinator Don Todd. From left, Don Todd, Ryan Weltz and Larry Dickerson.

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The 3.3 per cent FortisBC rate increase becomes effective the first day of 2014, but it could take some time for the rate to change in Grand Forks if it happens. After the committee of the whole discussion in mid December, a motion will have to be made and then approved at future regular council meetings on whether to raise the current electrical rates in Grand Forks. FortisBC filed for an application for the 3.3 per cent increase with the BCUC in July, said Neal Pobran, FortisBC corporate communications manager. “And we did get interim approval for that rate increase,” he said. Pobran said the interim approval allowed for the rate increase effective Jan. 1; however, the rate-setting procedure was ongoing and could be subject to change based on that regulatory process. “If the rate changes, customers’ bills will be adjusted accordingly,” he added. The FortisBC rate increase confirmation comes on the heels of BC Hydro’s announcement last week when Energy Minister Bill Bennett laid out that company’s 10-year plan, including a 15 per cent rate hike in the next two years, and then 10.5 per cent three years after that. Every year FortisBC has a rates setting process with the B.C. Utilities Commission that is open to anyone who wishes to attend or take part in at, said Pobran. Every year the City of Grand Forks reviews its electrical rates at the behest of council.


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Grand Forks Gazette Wednesday, December 4, 2013 A9

Happy Holidays

from the City of Grand Forks From Council Chambers


ity Council would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season! Grand Forks has been selected as one of seven municipalities across Canada to participate in the FCM Program, Head Start for Girls and Young Women and will be headed by Councillor Cher Wyers. This program has been selected to deliver a project that is national in scope, engaging girls’ and young women’s groups from a diverse cross-section of the country on the issues, barriers and solutions to greater civic and political participation within their communities. This project is designed to run for one year, from October 2013 until the fall of 2014. The objective is to increase the capacity of girls and young women to identify and respond to specific barriers to their full participation in civic, political and community life in Canada. Participating girls and young women, with support from women elected officials and community groups, will develop leadership

skills and help deliver innovative girl-led strategies to overcome these barriers and positively impact their communities. Through social media, girls and young women will be able to share stories, learn about exciting and innovative ways to engage their community, and implement strategies to increase their participation in civic and political life.

Mayor Taylor and Council would like to congratulate MAAP’s on its grand opening this past weekend. Council and Mayor Taylor were in attendance to show their support of

Snow removal reminder With the winter season fast approaching, the City of Grand Forks is asking residents to do their part in helping city crews make the snow removal process more efficient. You can help by ensuring that all Vehicles, RV’s, Boats and trailers are stored on your property and not on the side of the road; this keeps the boulevards clear providing easy access for snow removal equipment. As a reminder, under the City’s Traffic Regulations Bylaw No. 1956, any vehicles, boats, trailers, RV’s or recreational vehicles that do not have a current valid licence should be stored on the owner’s property or at a storage facility. The City of Grand Forks would like to thank you in advance for helping keep the snow removal process simple and safe.


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That Sea Cans / Shipping Containers used as storage facilities are not permitted for use in any Zone within the City of Grand Forks, with the exception of areas that are Zoned Industrial, in accordance with the current Zoning Bylaw No. 1606. An exception within other zones would be as temporary structures or storage of materials during an approved construction project; whereas the container would be required to be removed within 30 days after the completion of the construction.

ONE SHOULD ALSO KNOW: Any container (within a permitted zone), or structure that has a foot print larger than 100 square feet also requires a building permit for the placement and setbacks on a property. This will also ensure that the containers are set on a proper compacted gravel base or concrete foundations. Masonry blocks and or wood blocking do not meet the requirements of the BC Building Code as an acceptable foundation.

the program. The City recognizes that there are individuals in the community that face challenges which are of course exacerbated when basic needs such as a warm, safe place to sleep and food to eat are not available. Until recently, with the collaborative efforts of the Whispers of Hope, Habitat for Humanity and BETHS, there was a gap in the services that the community was able to provide to those at risk. Council believes that it is the responsibility of the community to take care of those less fortunate and the City is proud to have such a dedicated and creative group of individuals who put their heads together to find a solution to the ongoing issue of homelessness in Grand Forks. Council would like to remind everyone that Council Meetings are open to the public. If your organization is interested in providing an update to Council, consider attending a Committee of the Whole Meeting. For an up to date calendar of Council Meetings, visit

Five of Grand Forks Fire Rescue team were recognized for their Long Service to the Fire Department, at the November 25th Regular Meeting of Council. Congratulations! Come on out to the Santa Claus parade and say hi to Council who will be on the City’s Float, on Friday December 6th! Council has lots of candy for the kids and the parade is going to be great. See you there!!

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CHriStmaS CloSure dateS: City Hall will be closed from Monday, December 23rd to Friday, December 27th, 2013 inclusive. City Hall will re-open for Monday and Tuesday – Dec 30th & 31st from 9a.m.-4p.m. City Hall will also be closed Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, & will commence regular business hours as of Thursday, January 2nd. Mark your calendars for the water meter open House January 22nd, 2014. Time and Location TBD Council and City staff will be available to answer any questions you may regarding water meters. An overview the process will presented.


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To assist with snow removal in the downtown core, bike stands will be removed from Market Avenue and 2nd Street during the week of December 2nd. Re-installation is scheduled for the week of March 3rd 2014, weather permitting. The Public Works staff appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience. Questions? Contact: Manager of Development and Engineering, Sasha Bird Phone: 250.442.4148 Email: Phone: 250-442-8266 • Email: • Web:

gallery 2 would like to Thank ALL the Sponsors of the 22nd Annual Wine Tasting Ainsworth Hot Springs Alaythia Cakes Bedrock B & B Boundary Arts Council Buy Low Foods Campo D’Aglio Chain Reaction City of Grand Forks Dani Collins Doodle Bug Chocolates From the Hearth Bakery Grand Forks Gazette Grand Forks Jazz Ensemble Grand Forks Station Pub Hannah Bee’s Home Hardware Huckleberry Market Imperial Motel Jennifer Fenn - Harpist

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City develops new grants policy CRAIG LINDSAY

Grand Forks Gazette

The city has adopted a community events and organization support policy. The policy includes provisions of information regarding grant opportunities, while the city website will include a page dedicated to community and organizational grant funding opportunities with links to cur-

rent granting information. The policy will also deal with non-monetary city support to organizations through offering assistance to grant applicants and support letters to organizations and groups. “I think this is a great distillation of conversations that council and staff have had and I wholeheartedly support this,” said Coun. Gary Smith. At a committee of the whole

IN BRIEF Conn set to stand trial The Grand Forks man accused of setting fire to City Hall in September will have a trial by jury beginning in late January in Rossland Supreme Court. Andre Conn will stand to face trail by jury Monday, Jan. 20 in Rossland after his indictment was filed recently, moving his case from provincial to supreme court. Conn, 31, is being charged with break and enter, arson, possession of incendiary materials, and possession of break-in instruments. The fire Sept. 19 in City Hall Thursday caused extensive damage and was classed by police as arson. On Monday, Nov. 25, Conn was in Rossland Provincial Court for his arraignment. On the morning of the fire, Grand Forks RCMP apprehended Conn, referring to him in a press release as a “person of interest.” Conn was apprehended close to the scene of the fire. Boundary Regional Detachment RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Harrsion said it was a “very targeted incident” and that was how police investigators were treating it. Christoper Cusack, the man charged in connection with two hotel fires last year, has a date fixed for Dec. 10 in Grand Forks.

Home inspector input sought Public input is being sought for the creation of an improved regulatory model for home inspectors. Two online surveys will run until Friday, Dec. 20: one to seek consumer opinions, the other to solicit feedback from industry and home-inspection professionals. British Columbia was the first province to license home inspectors and is still one of only two provinces doing so today. To be licensed, B.C. home inspectors must meet specific education requirements, receive appropriate practical training, pass at least one peer-test inspection review, and meet continuing education requirements by the inspector’s association. Take the consumer survey now: Survey for home inspection professionals: HIS/ In 2009, British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in Canada to require licensing of home inspectors. There are approximately 460 licensed home inspectors operating in B.C.

(COW) meeting on June 10, council reviewed and discussed a memorandum from staff that provided options for grant-inaid funding. Council directed staff to prepare a policy that addressed the points within the memorandum so that council could consider different options. Staff presented the policy for council’s consideration and discussion on Nov. 12.


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“Right now we have to replace our infrastructure with pipes that are larger than our capacity as we go through our asset management plan,” he said. As soon as the city reduces its water consumption by 25 per cent it can replace water mains with smaller water mains, then it can replace sewer mains with smaller sewer mains. “Rather than building larger for the sake of building larger, we’re actually living within our means as a community,” said Allin. The issue of water mains comes down to protecting the Grand Forks aquifer, he added, because it is a known limited resource of water. “As soon as we’ve tapped that dry and caused problems we’ll be in trouble as a community,” Allin said. In late November a plan for a comprehensive water meter program for the city was unanimously given early budget approval by city council. In 2014 the city will begin the process of univer-


going public with meters Grand Forks residents will have many opportunities to learn more about water meters and associated costs. To kick off the information program, the city will host an open house on Jan. 22, providing more information about water meters, the process for installing, comparative costs and how the community and customers can use them to their benefit. Watch for more information at www.

sal water metering as a way to optimize water system services, reduce energy requirements and sizing infrastructure for reasonable water consumption rates. The city has received gas tax rebates to the tune of $1.3 million, so it has set aside that amount for the water metering project. Grand Forks industrial business are already hooked up to water meters.

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With the program expanding to include residential, each Grand Forks homeowner will have the ability to better control their usage, allowing them to conserve and save more. The average Grand Forks resident uses about 720 litres of water per day—that’s more than 3,000 cups of water every day. That’s also one-third more than the average British Columbian. If the trend continues, the city will need to spend millions of dollars upgrading and expanding its water and wastewater facilities, according to a city press release on water meters. Water meters have been shown to reduce water consumption by nearly 25 per cent in other communities, said Taylor in the release, and will reduce the city’s costs. Using less water means the City of Grand Forks public works will also use less power to run well pumps, reduce peak demands and help reduce the cost to maintain and operate the water system, added Taylor. Source: City of Grand Forks

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Talent show to help out typhoon victims CRAIG LINDSAY

Grand Forks Gazette

When Lillian Starchuk and her classmates heard about the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, they knew they needed to help out. The Grand Forks Secondary Schools’ (GFSS) Global Citizenship Club, which Starchuk and her friends belong to, raised $200 just from a bake sale. They are now putting on a talent show Wednesday, Dec. 4 (7 p.m. GFSS gym) with all proceeds going to the Philippines disaster recovery efforts. “We were trying to find ways to raise awareness and funds to help in third world countries,” said Starchuk. “When we heard about this tragic event in the Philippines, we thought we should help them out.” Starchuk said she knows people whose families are from the Philip-

pines and are affected. “Lots of people have lost their lives,” she said. “Many people in our community may not have heard back from their families. It’s tragic when something like this happens. It affects people throughout the world.” Starchuk says they’ve lined up several singers, as well as a few bands, a piano act, and they’re looking into having some slam poetry. “We have a variety of talent and acts from the school as well as a few from the community,” she said. “It would be great to have everyone in the community come out and support this great cause. Just because we’re a small community doesn’t mean we can’t have a large impact.” The show will take place starting at 7 p.m. at the GFSS auditorium. Entry is by donation with the group asking for a $3 minimum donation. There will also be a raffle held with prizes that have been donated by local businesses.

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Lillian Starchuk is one of the organizers of the Philippines’ relief fundraiser at GFSS tonight.

IN BRIEF Rocking the 31st Christmas fair The 31st annual Rock Creek Christmas Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 in the pavilion building at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is expected that a delicious lunch of homemade soups, buns and desserts will again be available to holiday shoppers. There will be Santa pictures for the little ones—or your self—taken in a quaint log cabin on the fair grounds. There will be over 40 local vendors and small businesses in the craft fair.

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Get Bent’s Bollywood Bellydancers from Penticton will be joining Rara Avis dancers and troupes of the Boundary in the 10th annual Dance Extravaganza this Thursday.

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Kelsey Semenoff & Mark Noetzel

Dave & Brenda Semenoff are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kelsey to Mark Noetzel son of Walter Noetzel & Christine Rasmussen.

The happy couple are in Edmonton, Alberta where the wedding will take place on August 15, 2014.

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Jenn Fenn performs on the harp at the Artisan Christmas Faire Friday at gallery 2. The seventh annual faire took place on the weekend. There were 15 artists and fine craft artisans on hand with unique, memorable gift ideas.

Get Bent’s Bollywood Bellydancers from Penticton will be joining Rara Avis dancers and troupes of the Boundary in the 10th annual Dance Extravaganza happening at the Grand Forks Secondary School auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 5 (7 p.m.). The Get Bent School of Belly Dance and Performing Arts is Western Canada’s largest full time belly dance school, and home of B.C. Bellyfest, a festival

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bringing 150 of the province’s best performers and instructors together. In 2012 the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan presented artistic director Wendy Goudie with the contribution to dance award, recognizing Get Bent’s continued effort to promote belly dance as a respected and respectful art form. Blending Indian-style costuming, music and appropriate choreography, Get Bent has created a highly entertaining dance style. Bollywood belly dancing is full of colour, sparkle and enthusiasm.

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Festive Family Storytime returns to library


t’s here, it’s finally here! Our 13th annual Festive Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We’ve got storytellers and musicians—and a visit from Santa himself. Snacks will be served, and each family will get to take home a gift book. Don’t miss it! Lego at the Library Come to the library on Friday, Dec. 13 from 1-3 p.m. and get creative with our big bins of Lego. All ages are welcome (pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult). And don’t you worry: a snack will be served!


Dec. 6 We’ll be opening late on Friday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. instead of 10 a.m. Why, you ask? Because we’re going to be very busy with some staff training. There won’t be a storytime that day. Fabulous Friday Here’s what else is happening on Dec. 6: a Fabulous Friday! Free fun for

all ages from 1-3 p.m., with refreshments provided. No registration required, just drop in anytime. We’ve got crafts, puppets, board games, chess and our very popular XBox 360 Kinect. Top 10 most popular young adult books The Edge of Nowhere (Elizabeth George) Maximum Ride - series (James Patterson) Theodore Boone (John Grisham) Infernal Devices - series (Cassandra Clare) The Rising (Kelley Armstrong) Tiger Saga - series (Colleen Houck) The Perfect Fit (Louise Kean) Rush (Eve Silver) Eleanor and Park (Rainbow Rowell) The Gift (James Patterson)

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The Grand Forks branch of the Knights of Columbus recently donated $300 each to the Boundary Community Hospice, Boundary Community Food Bank and Special Olympics—Grand Forks. The money is from the charity appeal tickets the Knights of Columbus members sell outside of local businesses. (From left) Grand Knight Casey Sykes; Larry Dickerson, president of the food bank; T.J. Vanvernite, Gregg Stubbington and Arlene Vanvernite, from the local Special Olympics; Liz Stewart, Don VonBank and Christine Brooks from Boundary Hospice; and Ken Weisner, financial secretary of the Knights of Columbus.

IN BRIEF Konanz withdraws The name of Helena Konanz has been withdrawn in the coming race for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. In an email late last week Konanz declined to let her name stand for the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada in the new riding.

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“Due to personal and family reasons, I’ve decided not to run for the Conservative nomination,” she said. “I’ve done a lot of reflection and have decided holding the position of MP in this large riding would not be in the best interests of my family.” She said she enjoyed her role as a city councilor in Penticton, and wanted to continue to work for that city, remaining on Penticton city council in the future. 10th Annual

“I continue to support the Conservative party and wish whomever wins the nomination all the best,” she said. “It’s going to be a tough job, but I’m sure a very fulfilling job for the right candidate.” Konanz had announced Nov. 14 that she would seek the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada in the new riding.

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A fantastic display of dance by our very own Boundary area Dance Troupes. Special Guests:

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Come to RVCC for some Christmas fun (and free refreshments) Delivered by some seriously cute kids!


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Planning ahead Making preparations for a safe ride home a necessity at Christmas time CRAIG LINDSAY

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December is the time for parties and social events and spreading good cheer. Unfortunately, those who get behind the wheel after consuming too much cheer could find themselves in trouble with the police, or worse. Grand Forks RCMP are joining the nationwide enforcement policy for impaired driving. “It’s going to begin with an enforcement blitz on Dec. 7,” said local Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. “Impaired driving is an entirely preventable cause of death and injury that has an immense cost and devastating effects on our communities.” Police are asking people that if you’re drinking do not drive. Instead, arrange an alternate way home such as public transit or arrange for a designated driver.

“The key message is to plan before you go,” said Harrison. He said that people who go out and have no plan for getting home often have a couple of drinks and think they’re okay to get behind the wheel to drive. ‘It’s a formula for disaster,” he said. “If you know you’re going to a seasonal party and you’re going to be consuming alcohol, make a plan and stick to it. We’ll be out there and anyone out there who we encounter who blows a fail on our roadside screening device will likely be prohibited from driving for 90 days and have their vehicle impounded for 30 days. It’s pretty costly.” The RCMP is partnering with the provincial government and ICBC in the annual December CounterAttack campaign which urges drivers to plan ahead for a

safe ride home if their holiday festivities will involve alcohol. “The reality is that approximately one third of all car crash fatalities in B.C. are related to impaired driving,” said Todd Stone, minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, in a press release. “These are preventable tragedies. Safety is our top priority and we want everyone to do their part this Christmas season and look out for their friends and family— take a stand and don’t let them get behind the wheel impaired.” Chief constable Jamie Graham, chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs on Police Traffic Safety Committee, said that every December the RCMP sees people who think they’re okay to drive but end up causing crashes that change lives forever. “The hardest aspect of a police officer’s job

is telling a family they have lost a loved one as a result of one foolish decision—a loss that could have been prevented,” he said in a press release. “We know there will be many gatherings this holiday season and that’s why officers across the province are dedicated to keeping impaired drivers off the road.” Alternate options for getting home include having a sober friend, walking or taking a cab. In Grand Forks and area, that means calling Grand Forks Taxi. That’s the new name for Boundary Taxi. William “Sunny” Schneider, owner/operator of the service, has hired a second driver which means the company will now offer service 24 hours per day. Schneider is already planning for New Year’s Eve when he will be bringing in

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One alternative to arranging a safe ride home this holiday season is hiring a taxicab, like this Grand Forks Taxi owned by William Schneider.

• During December, an average of five people are killed in B.C. each year in crashes involving impaired driving. • While attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed considerably over the years, an average of 95 lives are still lost each year and impaired driving remains a leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. • Every December, an average of 1,100 people are injured in 3,800 crashes in the Southern Interior. • On average, 31 people are killed in crashes involving impaired driving in the Southern Interior every year. • Crashes and injured victims from ICBC data (2008 to 2012); fatal victims from police data (2008 to 2012). Impaired is defined to include alcohol, illicit drugs and medicines.

a second cab in order to accommodate more people. The cab company is busiest on Friday and Saturday evenings, but Schneider said that the evening party crowd has dropped considerably since the Winnipeg and Grand Forks hotels burned down last year. Schneider said that people can call ahead and make a reservation at any time to

Source: ICBC statistics

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The 100-click limit is commonly referred to as unrealistic on today’s welldesigned highways. Keith Morgan

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Hike those highway speed limits, say a third of BC residents suburban highways and A significant number of 120 on the Coquihalla British Columbians clearly is reasonable. In my don’t buy the safety manexperience, it is not tra that speed kills. speed alone but excesIn fact, according to a sive speed combined new Insights West poll, with over-driving the conducted in partnership weather/road condiwith Black Press, 37 tions that kills. It is also percent of residents (and 39 percent of drivers) More than half of true to say that that dramatic speed differbelieve a higher speed those polled believe entials of traffic is also limit should be posted a major contributor to on our major highways. the province should Currently, 100 km/h is the not bring back photo road carnage. However, while that may be true maximum on most freeradar. on congested urban ways, while 110 km/h is roads it is less so on posted on the Coquihalla Keith Morgan the highway where few Highway and parts of the people are travelling Okanagan connector. below the posted limit and I don’t “The fascinating issue on this question see another 10 km/h hike making for is the gender gap,” said Mario Canseco, major mishaps. Vice President, Public Affairs at Insights Not surprisingly, the online survey of a West. “While half of men in BC would representative provincial sample also like to see a higher speed limit, just shows that a majority of residents one-in-four women concur with this believe that photo radar should not view.” be brought back. More than half of However, it was surprising to see that those polled (53 more than half (55 percent) believe percent) believe the speed limits should be left alone. the province should Another five percent want to see not bring back limits lowered. photo radar, which It’s surprising if you read the newswas introduced in paper letters pages and listen to the the 1990s as a province’s radio talk shows, where the measure to curb 100-click limit is commonly referred to speeding, but as unrealistic on today’s well-designed was abandoned highways. in 2001. As a frequent driver of the network, While almost I have to agree that a 110 limit on the



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half of residents aged 55 (48 percent) would like to see photo radar coming back, support is decidedly lower among residents aged 18-to-34 (36 percent) and 35-to-54 (31 percent). I supported photo radar initially because when used in high-collision locations, elsewhere in the world, it has a remarkable record for reducing death and injuries. It never operated that way in BC and soon became public enemy number one where it was perceived as merely a cash cow for greedy provincial government. Residents were also asked about the quality of British Columbia’s roads and infrastructure. More than seven-in- About the survey: Results are based on an online study conducted from October 23 to October 27, 2013, among 838 British Columbians who are aged 18+ and are Your Insights panel members. is Insights West’s in-house access panel offering on-demand samples for both clients and research suppliers looking for Western Canadian populations. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age and gender. While statistical margins of error are arguably not applicable to online panels/online studies of this nature, we have assumed that the same margins of error apply as if it were a true unweighted random probability sample with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty. To view the detailed data tabulations go to

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette

Could you spend $2,014 in just 2,014 seconds? Wouldn’t you love the chance....

This New Year’s, one very lucky Boundary resident will be


WIN a $2,014 shopping spree

where they will have a total of 2,014 seconds (33.56 minutes) to spend $2,014 at all of the participating merchants to a maximum of $500 at any one merchant. (the clock will be stopped when travelling between merchants or tallying totals)

Receive an entry every time you make a purchase $10 or over at any participating businesses*

Draw to be held Jan. 15

It’s our way of saying THANK YOU for supporting Boundary businesses this holiday season!

This contest proudly sponsored by:



and participating businesses!


One finalist will be drawn from each participating business • B&F Sales and Service • Boundary Home Building Centre • Buy-Low Foods • Castle Building Centre • Extra Foods • Grand Forks Gazette • Grand Forks Home Hardware • Grand Forks Pawn Shop • Grand Forks Station Pub

• Grand Forks Flooring • His ’n Her Fashions Ltd. • Huckleberry Mtn. Market • Jogas Espresso Cafe • Mel’s Fun Stuff • Morrissey Creek Building Supplies • Neighbours Computers • Overwaitea Foods • Pharmasave

• Rilkoff’s General Store • Rumours • Sears • The Source • Thistle Pot Gifts • Uptown Sew and Serge • Value Drug Mart • Work n Play

Official contest rules available at The Grand Forks Gazette. Receive an entry every time you make a purchase of $10 or more. Customers can receive one complimentary entry form per week, per person, on request, at The Grand Forks Gazette office, 7330 Second Street, Grand Forks. Contest runs Nov. 20/13 - Jan. 8/14. Open to residents of the Boundary only. One grand prize of $2,014 will be awarded, to be spent at participating merchants to a maximum of $500 at any one merchant. Employees of The Grand Forks Gazette and their immediate family are ineligible. A draw from all finalists will be held in January, 2014 in Grand Forks. Winner must correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing mathematical question.

Grand Forks Gazette Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Phoenix offers suPPort A25

you are invited to join us for worship at

Christ Lutheran storys Church christ lutheran Highway #3 and 19 Street, Grand Forks th

Sundays at 8:52 a.m. Fellowship following

On our Advent wreath the first Advent candle lit on Dec. 1 is the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, primarily Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. This candle, a purple one, represents HOPE or the expectation of the coming Messiah. The second Advent candle, also a purple one, lit on Dec. 8 represents LOVE. Some traditions call this the “Bethlehem Candle”, symbolizing Christ’s manger.

STAY ALERT PULL OVER. Please Yield the Right of Way to Emergency Vehicles A message from the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund

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The Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities threw their financial support behind the Multi-Agency Accommodation Project. At the grand opening ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 23 the foundation presented a check for over $9,000. Pictured above are: Christine Thompson, chair of the Phoenix Foundation; Rick Friesen, Habitat for Humanity; Jake Raven, Whispers of Hope; staff sergeant Jim Harrison, BETHS; and George Longden, grants committee chair, Phoenix Foundation.

IN BRIEF Strengthening disclosure In response to allegations that public bodies are failing in their duty to warn the public about health and safety concerns, a new report from B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner is recommending changes to freedom-of-information law to strengthen proactive disclosure requirements. Commissioner Elizabeth Denham launched a systemic investigation into the issue after receiving a written submission from the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (“FIPA”) including a detailed report from the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Clinic. The submission alleged a systemic failure by public bodies to disclose information under section 25. The investigation report, published Wednesday, makes three recommendations for change, including policies and training for public bodies and their employees specific to section 25, as well as amending FIPA to mandate public bodies to disclose information in the public interest, even where the information is of a non-urgent nature. Investigation Report F13-05: Public body disclosure of information under section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, is available online at:

A friend indeed

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Steve and Patti Young of Clyde’s Pub (left) were pleased to host a benefit day for the Friends of the Library. Friends representative Dale Machum (right) was thrilled to accept the donation from the all-day benefit, which the Friends will put towards support of the Grand Forks and District Public Library.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette


IN BRIEF B.C. budget still in the black, barely

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The property as it looked back in late August before council delivered its third notice.


With half of the fiscal year in the books, the B.C. government is clinging to a small surplus that was promised in this spring’s election. Finance Minister Mike de Jong presented the province’s second quarter budget update Wednesday, projecting that the fiscal year will end in March with a surplus of $165 million. That’s up $29 million from the September budget update. Corporate tax revenue is higher than expected, making up for personal tax revenue that was $284 million less than forecast. Part of the decline in personal income tax is due to employment, which de Jong said was disappointingly “flat lined” so far in 2013. He said unemployment has “dropped modestly” and full-time employment has grown, but the province has work to do to meet its jobs plan goal. NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth said the heavily advertised jobs plan is a flop, and the unemployment rate is down largely because 12,500 people have left B.C. to seek work since the plan was launched two years ago. “Just look at the job numbers,” Farnworth said. “By their own admission, they’re pathetic.” Another revenue loss for the B.C. treasury is provincial sales tax revenue, which is running $100 million below the budget forecast for the year. De Jong said one factor in that is that not all businesses have registered to collect and remit the PST since the province cancelled the harmonized sales tax last March. More than 102,000 businesses have applied to register for the PST, and the finance ministry is continuing to assist businesses with seminars and one-on-one consultations on switching over. De Jong said finance ministry staff have given businesses time to adjust and comply, but the grace period is ending. “As we move into 2014, we’re going to expect people to fulfil their obligations and remit PST that they are obliged to, and officials will be pursuing that with the diligence that you would expect,” de Jong explained. — Tom Fletcher, Black Press

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Allin said city staff was definitely working with the property owner rather than using a heavy-handed approach. “We want to give them the opportunity because we know there are other circumstances at play in the process,” he said. “The owner has shown positive signs in cleaning up, so we’d like to continue down this path before any other steps are required.” Kopan reported that he visited the property in October and found the cleanup had appeared to stall and thus sent out the third and final notice for the bylaw infractions. “In this letter I indicated that I would be on site on Nov. 19, 2013 to review the remaining items that would need to be removed from the property,” wrote Kopan.

This would then give the owner and the tenant an additional two weeks to complete the cleanup of the remaining items. Today the city will attend the site with a contractor to obtain a cleanup estimate. The city would then proceed with the cleanup during the week of Dec. 9-13. The city had received several prior complaints about the property, which had several derelict vehicles on it and tenants who lived out of recreational vehicles. But the main issues were the lack of potable water and washroom facilities for the additional tenants. The owner, Balhar Saini, had already received two notices from the city—with the first one coming in April—and one

from Interior Health. Kopan asked council on Sept. 9 for permission to send a third notice to the owner. The subsequent motion passed unanimously. Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor said it was an unfortunate situation for the residents living on the property. He said council was sympathetic to the fact these were people who were not living this way by choice. The situation illustrated a serious lack of housing for low income people in the community that they have to resort to that kind of drastic living conditions, Taylor said. “This has been ongoing for about six to eight months,” he said. “We need a resolution from council to clean up the property if they don’t do it on their own.”

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he Christmas season is upon us and that means parties and events galore. And if you are looking for events for all ages, Grand Forks Recreation is your one stop party place for the whole family. Annual seniors tea Wednesday, Dec. 11 is the aquatic centre’s annual Seniors’ Tea. The Seniors’ Tea has been a tradition for many years. The lobby of the aquatic centre is transformed into a wintery meeting place for seniors to come and enjoy some live entertainment and refreshments. The seniors provide finger food to share with their friends. So, join the regular participants of the aquatic centre from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Wednesday and enjoy the Christmas season with good company. Old fashioned Christmas The Grand Forks Arena Old Fashioned Christmas is taking place Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6-8:30 p.m. Once again we will be treated to an ice show by our own Grand Forks Figure Skating Club. Christmas carols will be sung and Santa will visit skaters on the ice with assistance by the Border Bruins. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie provided by the Great Canadian Dollar Store and Overwaitea Foods. Mountain FM will be on site and will share in the festivities. The Old Fashioned Christmas is free community event, but we ask that each person bring a donation to the food bank to help support

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those in need. Santa visit The CIBC Santa Visit will be held at the aquatic centre Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1-5 p.m. You’ll find Santa Claus setting up in the pool lobby from 1:30-2:30 p.m. There will be lots of activities in the pool for all ages and draw prizes to be won. Each child will go home with a goodie bag and a cookie. It’s another Recreation family tradition and we encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the holiday event. New Year’s Eve Swim On Tuesday, Dec. 31 the aquatic centre will host the Rotary New Year’s Eve Family Swim from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Bring in the New Year early with the kids by participating in a countdown to 2014 with a balloon drop along with door prizes and festive treats. Grand Forks Recreation invites you to enjoy the holiday season with us as we provide family friendly and action packed events for all ages. Please give us a call at 250-4422202 for information on upcoming holiday events. You can also visit to view the December Recreation flyer.

A group of agencies with a mandate for public safety are joining together to provide information to help British Columbians stay safe in the backcountry during the upcoming winter season. Representatives from the BC Coroners Service, Environment Canada, Parks Canada and the Canadian Avalanche Centre are highlighting the risks and stressing the need for proper planning, equipment, training and monitoring of weather and snow conditions before venturing into the backcountry. “Research looking at coroners’ statistics shows that an average of 10 persons die each year in B.C. while engaged in winter activities like skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling,” says chief coroner Lisa Lapointe. “Another 15 or more persons die each year from hypothermia or exposure to cold.” Tips for staying safe In order to plan your backcountry trip in advance, you have to be aware of where to get the latest, best weather information. According to the following timeline, you can choose to use/access different tools: 1. Speak to an Environment Canada meteorologist, four to seven days prior to your departure. Available at 1-900-565-5555 or 1-888-292-2222. 2. Check for special weather statements issued three days prior to your departure: bulletins_e.html?prov=bc 3. Warnings issued 24 hours prior to your departure. Environment Canada is the only agency authorized to issue weather warnings. Please note that weather warnings are never issued more than 24 hours in advance: http:// For a one-stop shop of info on backcountry safety, visit: http://www.emergencyinfobc. html.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette

Volume Four, Number Tweleve

Students Taking Action This Week in Sports TYRA REXIN


The Global Citizenship Club, a group dedicated to fundraising and raising awareness, got off to a great start with their bake sale for the Philippine Relief Effort on November 11th and 12th at GFSS. The group was started by Ms. Merry and Ms. Matheson who felt our school was lacking this social justice for those impoverished. They were surprised however when a total of thirty five students showed up at the first meeting! The club has proven to be extremely active, raising nearly $500 with their bake sale for the Philippines. Another fund raiser is coming up tonight, GFSS’s talent show and raffle. So come on out and show your support for those devastated by the typhoon and for our school talent. Admission is by donation (a minimum of $3) with raffle tickets at $2 each. Whatever money is raised for the Philippine Relief Effort by December 8th will be matched by the government. Your donations make more of a difference than you might think. The Global Citizenship Club’s efforts are currently divided between five projects: The Philippine relief-bake sale/donations, the Philippines relief talent show, the Stamp Out Poverty campaign, a drive for our local-food

The Global Citizenship club has been very active, working to make a diffrence in the community with their food bank-drive and on a global scale with their fund raisers for the Philippine Relief Effort and their Write for Rights campaign bank/Christmas hampers, and a Write for Rights-human rights day on December 10th. The stamp out poverty campaign is a fundraiser, although not the usual type. Students are collecting stamps, from old letters and from Christmas cards, which are being sent to Oxfam and will be sold to collectors around the world. The money will be going to developing countries in poverty and towards the promotion of women’s rights. Anyone with stamps to donate (they’re worthless to you anyway!) You can take them to

Ms. Merry or Ms. Matheson at the high school. On December 10th the Global Citizenship Club will be holding their Write for Rights day in the Multi-Purpose room at GFSS during lunch. This day, in support of those individuals having their rights violated, is honoured in over seventy five countries around the globe. Students are asked to take a few minutes out of their lunch to write to the governments of these people in hopes of pressuring them into stopping violations of human rights.

Prematurely Judged

“I do not want my image to the public to be determined by the uncontrollable actions of others” ELENA PLOTNIKOFF


Children are associated with innocence and teenagers are correlated with selfishness and delinquency. What is it that takes place between childhood and adolescence that denies teenagers of innocence until proven guilty? Teenagers are the scapegoats, the red herrings, the ones to blame when something goes wrong because of their awkward place in society; no longer kids but not yet adults. Even local businesses engage in the prejudgment of teenagers as thieves and troublemakers. Unfortunately, they have partial grounds to be doing so having had past experiences with people of our age group behaving in a crooked manner. The actions of several teenagers have dictated a permanent view in the eyes of others. While this premature conviction on the behalf of others is frustrating, the outstanding issue is the face of teenagers being stereotyped. Being a part of a group of people that is already under analysis further magnifies

Grounds for discrimination are seemingly justified when youths behave the way that they are suspected to. Although the judgments occurring by people and establishments may be explainable, they are still not excusable negitive associations. The conduct of a few has predetermined our societal image and personally, I find it disheartening. I do not want my image to the public to be determined by the uncontrollable actions of others who behave in a less than desirable manner. Yet, it has become a crime simply to

The Junior Girls volleyball team played fantastic in their finals on November 22nd and 23rd. Although they were unable to travel for the duration of the season, coaches Mr. Dunnet, Mr. Grey and Mrs. Grey agreed to take the team to the West Kootenay finals. The Junior Girls were split into two teams due to the large number of girls; grade nines on one team and grade tens on the other. The grade nine girls headed to Mt. Sentinel on the 22nd and played games against Mt. Sentinel, Stanley Humphries, L.V.R. and BCSS. The girls won against both L.V.R. and Stanley Humphries but lost in close games against Mt. Sentinel and BCSS. The grade ten girls headed to Castlegar on the 23rd and played games against Lucerne, Stanley Humphries, L.V.R. and

Nakusp. It was an impressive tournament for the grade tens, coming home with second place and remaining undefeated until their final game against L.V.R. Although the Junior Girls were not given the opportunity to play competitively during the season, it is clear that all their practice has paid off The Grade eight girls have also finished their season as of November 23rd as they attended finals in Mt. Sentinel. Both the Red team and the Black team were able to participate in this tournament and both played extremely well! The Red team took second place in the finals, making GFSS proud with their outstanding playing ability. The Black team also played hard and came home with fourth place in the tournament. Great job girls!

The grade ten girls pose for a picture after their second place win at their finals at Stanley Humphries high school. Left to right: Chloe Skerritt, Sarah Heric, Keyra Stoochnoff, Nina Sibat, Kristin Dorgelo, Larissa Wiseman, Nicole Nuyten, Jesse Roll, Jessica Moen, Kayla Whyte

GFSS Sports Calendar

Fri/Sat December 6th-7th Sr. Boys Basketball tournament @ Armstrong Fri/Sat December 13th-14th Sr. Girls Basketball tournament @ Osoyoos Sr. Boys Basketball tournament @ Mt. Sentinel

Profile of the Week Grade 9 Amy Salter

be a teenager. To be rashly appraised before even being given a chance to properly represent ourselves is a true injustice. To right this wrong, not only does society need to put aside its judgment, teenagers must collectively decide how they want to be seen by others.

What is your favorite thing about GFSS? Hanging out with my friends If you could change one thing about Grand Forks, what would it be? I would like to have more things to go out and do. What is something you cannot leave the house without? My iPod ... I love music!

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On Sunday, the Bruins played a home game in Midway and lost to a strong Kelowna squad 7-3.

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The Border Bruins dropped two games last week to drop below .500 at approximately the midway mark of the season. On Sunday, the Bruins played a home game in Midway and lost to a strong Kelowna squad 7-3. The game in Midway at the Boundary Expo Rec Centre was the first of three the Bruins will play there. The other times will be Jan. 10 against Princeton and Jan. 22 versus Osoyoos. “We outplayed them for 55 minutes and had a meltdown in the last five,” said Bruins head coach Kevin Flather. “What I saw was a lot of guys quitting on Kai (goalie McDonald); you can’t have that kind of effort.” Flather had to watch the game from the stands in Midway after being suspended. The suspension came about because McDonald skated in the pregame warm-up in an earlier game while being suspended. “He skated through warm-up while he was suspended while we awaited an emergency back-up status from the league,” said Flather. Matt Zanec stepped in behind the bench to fill in once again. Kelowna hit the scoreboard first with Jordan Salahor scoring at the 4:44 mark of the first period. Michael Rand tied the game up three minutes into the second, assisted by Tucker Brown and Reid Robertson. Jagger Bowles put the Chiefs up 2-1 with a power play marker at 15:22 of the second. The Bruins got back to back goals to go up 3-2 heading into the second period break. Scoring were Connor Gross (assisted by Dakota Little and Rand) and Lincoln Lane (assisted by Ravinder Shokar and Brown). Unfortunately, the third period was all Kelowna as they rattled off five straight goals including a pair each from Nick Josephs, the KIJHL’s leading scorer with 65 points, and Nicholas Kovacik. “Kelowna played well,” said Flather. “Their top line picked us apart. Our guys have to know who they’re playing against.” Flather was appreciative of the Midway crowd and said it was a great atmosphere for a game. One of the benefits of being suspended and

watching the game from the stands for Flather was that it allowed him to meet some of the fans. “It was great,” he said. “I’m looking forward to returning there. It was a good crowd for a Sunday afternoon game.” In net for the Bears was Kai McDonald, who stopped 30 of 37 Chief shots. GF actually outshot their opponents from the Central Okanagan 43-37, but could only get three past Kelowna netminder Tyler O’Donnell. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, GF fell 4-2 to the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks on the road. “That was the end of five games in seven days—we were on cinder block legs,” said Flather. Flather hopes the acquisition of AP (associate player) Spencer Kozlowski will shore up the goalie position. With starting goaltender Dominick Stadnyk expected to be sidelined until January with a shoulder injury, the addition of Kozlowski should help ease the workload of McDonald. Next up, the Border Bears host the Braves on Saturday at the Grand Forks Arena. On Sunday, the Bruins return to Fruitvale to once again take on the second place Nitehawks. “In practice yesterday, the boys were introduced to junior hockey,” said Flather, intimating that there was a great deal of conditioning at practice. “We taught them about work ethic. They skated the entire practice. (It was) basically a no puck practice. We were sending a message that you don’t quit when things don’t go your way.” With two inter-division games, Flather stresses the importance of this upcoming weekend. “It’s another huge four point game (versus Spokane),” he said. “Those are must win games at all cost. I would consider our Spokane games play-off games. That’s how important they are. “We have to start beating our division teams, because it’s controlling our own destiny. We’ll ensure the people we are trying to catch and stay ahead up aren’t getting two points.” Grand Forks remains in the fourth and final play-off spot in the Neil Murdoch division with a 10-12-2-1 record for 23 points in 25 games. The Spokane Braves are only four points behind with an 8-17-0-3 record for 19 points in 28 games.

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde Joke of the Week:

A drill sergeant had just chewed out one of his cadets, and as he was walking away, he turned to the cadet and said, “I guess when I die you’ll come and dance on my grave.” The cadet replied, “Not me, sir! I promised myself that when I got out of the Army I’d never stand in another line!”

The Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) basketball teams will be in action next Wednesday, Dec. 11, when all three teams (Grade 8, junior and senior) travel to Castlegar to take on their Stanley Humphries Secondary School (SHSS) counterparts. The three boys teams, meanwhile, will be hosting their SHSS counterparts in Grand Forks the same day. All three girls teams started practices towards the end of November at the completion of volleyball season. For the senior girls team, the Wolves will rely heavily on seniors such as high scoring guard Shayna Plotnikoff. The team has a new coach this year, former player Brittni Pauls, and is working hard on defence and passing. “We have a strong four in Grade 12 that have played together since Grade 8,” said Plotnikoff. “This is the same team we had in junior year.” Plotnikoff says that practices have been going well so far and the team is looking sharp so far.

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The Grand Forks Secondary senior girls basketball squad works on their passing at practice on Dec. 2.

“It’s been really good,” she said. “We’ve been working hard. We’ve got some good players. We’ve worked on a lot so far and we’re looking forward to our first game.” Plotnikoff adds that the team is strong in the backcourt and works well together. “We have some really good shooter and some good ballhandlers,” she said. “I feel we work really well together because we’ve played together for so many years.” With the team moving to

single A (smaller schools designation), Plotnikoff says they’re looking forward to new rivalries. “I’m hoping we do really well,” she said. “Some of the teams that have been big competition for us (like Nelson and Trail) are higher up now. It’s a fun team. I’m really looking forward to it.” The senior girls first tournament is in Osoyoos on Dec. 13 and 14. But first up, is the exhibition game in Castlegar against the Rockers.

Sports IN BRIEF Pee wees go undefeated in Castlegar tourney The Grand Forks pee wee hockey team was successful again, this time in Castlegar Nov. 22-24. The club went undefeated in three games in the round robin, finishing first in its pool. The pee wees won 9-1 versus the Summerland Jets, following that up with an 8-3 win against the Nelson Northstars, and a 9-3 victory against the Castlegar Ice Dawgs. In the semi-finals, Grand Forks won 8-3 versus West Kelowna, and in the finals they continued to score and won 8-4 versus Cranbrook. “The kids played very well as a team and all are happy with the result,” said coach Ron Vautour. Giving back The Grand Forks pee wee team


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After years of study to become an Anglican priest, Cathy Straume was ordained at St. Michael and All Angels, the Anglican cathedral in Kelowna, on Sunday, Nov. 24 with Archbishop John Privett officiating. Cathy was raised in Ontario and later moved to the Boundary country, living in Greenwood for the past 30 years. She has always been involved in the church and as a community volunteer. She started the thrift shop and community garden at St. Jude’s in Greenwood. She has been and continues to be a great help to many people in her community. Cathy started her studies 12 years ago to be ordained in the Anglican Church. This journey came to fruition in May when she was ordained a deacon and on Sunday, Nov. 24, a priest. She completed her required courses of theological education, by extension, in the four-year Education of Ministry Program from the University of the South, Michigan. She has also completed the required courses from the Kootenay School of Ministry, a three-year program. The Kootenay School of Ministry was established for the ordination of locally ordained deacons, priests or lay people who wish to broaden their theological education. As a locally-trained priest, Cathy will continue taking courses

invited to attend the Rev. Cathy Straume’s first official eucharist service to be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (7252 Seventh Street, Grand Forks) at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. Christmas tea to follow.


Rev. Simon Shenstone 250-442-5808 Holy Trinity Church, 7252 - 7th St., Grand Forks • Services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. B.A.S. Eucharist St. Jude’s, Greenwood • Services 4:00 p.m. on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month St. Mary’s, Kettle Valley • Services 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month


For information call 250-442-3035.


Contact: Gene 250-449-2422 629-8th Ave, Box 129, Midway, BC V0H 1M0 Sunday Service ............................................................................10:00 a.m. Children’s Church .........................................................................10:30 a.m. For info on Discovering Jesus Groups & Home Groups call the church office.


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Cathy Straume was ordained at St. Michael and All Angels, the Anglican cathedral in Kelowna, on Sunday, Nov. 24. Her daughter Heidi also attended the ordination ceremony.

through the Kootenay School of Ministry. An Anglican priest must be educated through the local training program, university or seminary. Cathy will be officiating on occasion at services at St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Greenwood the first, third and fifth Sundays at 4 p.m.; also,




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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother with her family at her side after a courageous battle with her health. She is survived and will be loved and always remembered by her three children, Manjit, Harvey, and Tina, her sonsin-law Manjinder and Victor, and her daughterin-law Shauna, her five grandchildren Ria, Rohan, Anekha, Carter, and Devyn with whom she spent her final years. She was predeceased by her husband Baljindar whose loving company she is in now once again. A funeral service will be held on December 8 at Riverside Funeral Home at 11 a.m. A prayer service will follow at Nanaksar Gurdwara.

Sunday is the first day of the week but Saturday is the seventh-day Sabbath Saturday .......................................................................................10:00 a.m. Lutheran Church basement, Grand Forks, B.C. • Call for info: 250-442-8656


Pastor Ken Schauer 509-690-0332 • 7328-19th St. (Across from Arena) Box 1689, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 • 250-447-2562 • 250-442-3959 Sunday Morning Worship ............................................................. 8:52 a.m. Bible Study - Thursdays .................................................................1:00 p.m.


7525 4th St. (behind Overwaitea) • Office 250-442-5815 Senior Pastors: Larry and Elsie Dannhauer Associate Pastors: Richard and Ramona Dannhauer

SUNDAY: Church Service .............................................................................10:30 a.m. Prayer ......................................................................................... 10:00 a.m. Prayertime Wednesdays ..............................................................10:00 a.m.


401 N. Kimberley, Greenwood, B.C. • Pastor Paul Brandon • 250-445-2111 Sunday Service ............................................................................10:00 a.m.


2495 - 76th Ave., Grand Forks, B.C. Pastor John Siemens 250-442-0057 Office: 250-443-9200 • Web: • Prayer Line: 250-442-8016 (Theresa) Sunday Worship ...........................................................................10:30 a.m. Children’s Church .........................................................................11:15 a.m. Prayer and Praise ...........................................................................6:00 p.m. Youth Group - Friday ......................................................................7:00 p.m. For the Weekly Bible Studies and for Home Group times please call the office

church directory GOSPEL CHAPEL

Frances Verna Elliott

July 19, 1950 – November 20, 2013 Fran, aged 63, after waging a second battle with cancer, left this world November 20, 2013 with a smile on her face and as usual, the last word. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Dorothy Bjerke and half-sister Patsy Babiuk. Survived by her husband of 42 years, Ross Elliott, daughters Maegan (Martin) Elfert, Garrity Elliott, son Jared Elliott, grandchildren Rylee and Dwight Elfert, sister Linda (Marlin) Timko, many nieces and nephews, her best friend Vivian Desgagne and her daughter Courtney Crawford along with a ton of in- laws and extended family. Over her 35 years in Midway, Fran formed many friendships through her volunteer and community work throughout the valley. She went through life with gusto, humor, a smile on her face, and along with her honesty, her open mind and sharp tongue, she called a spade a spade. She was not afraid to tackle anything or anybody and she loved to go to battle for the underdog and downtrodden. She will be greatly missed by her many tax clients, especially her seniors and students for whom she waged and won all of her battles against her arch-enemies, the bureaucrats at MSP and Revenue Canada. R.I.P. Fran, your earthly battles are done. At her request, there will be no service and she said, “I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one and I’d like to leave an echo”.


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7048 Donaldson Drive, Box 2528, Grand Forks, B.C. 250-442-5148 ; Senior Pastor Henry P. Klassen; Tammy Battersby, Community Care Co-ordinator; Benjamin Jepsen, Associate Youth Pastor Worship Service ...........................................................................10:30 a.m. Youth Activities - Friday ................................................................ 7:00 p.m. SEPT. TO MAY Pioneer Clubs - (girls Gr 1-7) Tuesday ......................................... 3:30 p.m. Brigade - Battalion (boys Gr. 7-12) Wednesday ........................... 7:00 p.m. Brigade - Stockade & Tree Climbers (boys Gr. 1-6) - Thursday ............................................................. 7:00 p.m. Weekly HOME groups, various times and days; also, weekly bible studies for seniors, young marrieds, and college and careers - call the church office for details.


Independent/Fundamental/Conservative/KJV Pastor Brett Swope • 250-443-1557 • 275 Market Ave.

Sundays: Adult Sunday School ................................................................10:00 a.m. Main Service .............................................................................11:00 a.m. Bible studies available upon request


Buddhist Meditation & Empowerment Centre Sundays: Meditation and Spiritual Teaching with Master Maticintin ...................................................................11:00 a.m. For directions call 1-800-336-6015 • Westbridge, B.C.


735 9th Ave., Midway, BC • Rick Steingard • 250-449-2252 Sunday Service ............................................................................10:00 a.m.


2826 - 75th Ave. (near Hutton School) Senior Pastor Gabe Warriner • Office 250-442-8456 Sunday Service (Sunday School during service) .........................10:30 a.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday Pre-service prayer ......................................................................6:30 p.m. Service........................................................................................7:00 p.m. Youth Meeting, Friday .................................................................. 7:00 p.m. Affiliated with Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada


Fr. Marcel Coté • Box 128, 346 Church St., Greenwood, B.C. VOH 1JO Mass - Saturdays.......................................................................... 5:00 p.m.


decker Sunday, Dec. 8 ~ 2:00 p.m. • First Baptist Church ~ 2495 76th Avenue No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. But there’s hope. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. Call today for more information: Densie Decker 250-443-3121 or Ella Thate 250-442-2346

Rev. Marcel Coté; Box 459, 7269 - 9th St., Grand Forks, B.C. VOH 1HO 250-442-3114 SUNDAY MASS (Grand Forks) ................................................... 9:30 a.m. Tuesday ....................................................................................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday-Friday ....................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Christina Lake Community Hall: Mass.........................................11:30 a.m.


4500 Hillview Road, Box 1524, Grand Forks • 250-442-5081 or 250-442-3221 SATURDAY SERVICES: Sabbath School (Bible classes for all ages) ................................. 9:15 a.m. Hour of Worship............................................................................11:00 a.m.


Boundary Pastoral Charge - Rev. Kim Horwood Office: Hours - Mon. 8 - 11 am, Thurs. & Fri. 8 - 3 pm • Phone: 250-442-3311 email: Sunday Services St. John’s - Grand Forks...............................................................11:00 a.m. St. Columba - Greenwood ............................................................. 9:00 a.m. Perley Memorial, Christina Lake.................................................... 9:00 a.m.


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Coming Events Friendly reminder: Grand Forks Thrift Shop drop times are Tues-Sat, 9am-4pm. Please be considerate. Do not drop off items when we are closed. Please no unusable items: no furniture, electronics or parts. Thank you. Public Notice: A.A. meetings, Grand Forks Valley Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. MONDAY 8pm. (Closed Study) at Catholic Church Rectory. 7269 9th St.; WEDNESDAY (Men’s Closed) 8pm at Anglican Church rear basement, 7252 7th St; THURSDAY and SATURDAY (Open) 8pm also at Anglican Church. Ph: 250-4423839 or 250-442-8797.

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please.

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Please apply by email (include job #) or fax at: (250) 442-0665 Email:


Looking for a hard working individual to apprentice in the automotive industry. Please drop resume off in person to 6785 19th St. Grand Forks. SHEETMETAL AND CRANE OPERATORS WANTED WKM is currently looking for journeymen and/or registered apprentices We offer competitive wage packages and LOA Please send resumes to Box 225, Trail BC V1R4L5 or email or phone 250-364-1541 for more information



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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

ALCHEMY Stone; A new generation of Grave Markers with solid stone letters and artwork. No more painted engraving deterioration and lichen growth. Your loved one deserves the best. 250-4420049,

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Garden & Lawn Blue Spruce Special, great Christmas trees. 1ft to 10ft. 250-442-3878 or 442-7920.

Misc Services Jolly Jack Stop N’Shop • •

Mobile & RV Park U-Haul/moving supplies Tues-Fri : 9 am - 5 pm Sat : 10 am - 4 pm Store 250-442-2995 U-Haul 250-442-8778

Merchandise for Sale

Farm Equipment 1959 Case IH 300 tractor w/front end loader. Gas. New rear tire, new starter. Needs ring gear. $1200. 250-4420696

Firewood/Fuel Larch $230/cord, split & delivered. 250-443-4775.

Misc. for Sale 4 Uniroyal tires, 265x70x17�, excellent shape. $400obo. 250-442-3959. 8hp. Craftsman 26� snowblower, $375. 250-442-7181 Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014

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Commercial Residential Grand Forks: Great location, R2 zoning, 1,500 sq ft commercial, store front, office shop, attached garage. $500/m, + utils. Purchase of building possible, includes a residence. 250-442-9780.

GM Aluminum truck rims, 16�, 6 bolt, $200. 250-444-7115 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? 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: 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. Veneer bookcase, 74� h, 2 open shelves on top, fold out desk in the center, cupboard w/doors in the bottom, $30/obo. 250-447-9704. Winemaking fermenters, carboys w/locks. 250-442-3946.

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




Apt/Condo for Rent

Christina Lake: close to amenities, $89,900. 250-6660013.

SPACIOUS recently renovated two bedroom apartment near Grand Forks Hospital. $650 + electricity. Laundry in building. N/S, N/P. References required 250-584-5052 or

Mobile Homes & Pads Rock Creek: Avail Dec 1-Two 2 bdrm newer mobile units, 4 appl. 50+ $475/mo plus utilities. Tim 250-446-2902

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Homes for Rent

Phoenix Manor Retirement Home (formally Abbeyfield) is taking applications from seniors. Meals, utils & cable all included. $1,350. 250-442-2223.

Christina Lake: 2 bdrm + den, 1 bath, near new modular home, quiet adult community, 40yrs +, NS, RR, 5 apply’s, $690/m +utils. 250-442-7476.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Grand Forks: 1bdrm in clean, quiet building dwntwn. a/c, w/d, elevator. Suit mature adult. Sm pet on approval. NS, RR, $680+ util’s. Avail Jan 1st. 250-442-0952 / 250-442-5984. Grand Forks: 2 bdrm. apt to rent. $750/m. 250-442-0930. Grand Forks-2 brdm apt. Black Knight, RR, NP, NS. 250-442-2599 / 443-1599.

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MLS # 2393243

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251 Looking to buy a horse suitable to pull sm farm equipment, or we can train your horse for draft during this winter. Reply: Box 2 - 1900 Gilpin Rd. Grand Forks B.C. V0H1H9 We buy gold! Rings, chains, bracelets, etc. Cash paid by value (weight and karat). Even broken jewelry and scrap gold. Picture ID required. Grand Forks Pawnshop, 225 Central. 250-442-5552.


in very popular Valmar area of Grand Forks. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom executive home. 1500 sq. ft. with full basement. Walk-in closet and ensuite off the master bedroom. Large 14 x 28 garage/ shop. Priced to sell. Immaculate inside and out.

Grand Forks 2bdrm, 1 bath. Includes; utils, W/D, F/S, DW, micro, central vac, fenced yard w/gazebo & lawn furniture, NS, NP, RR. Avail December 15th. $800/m. 250-442-7516.


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Crawford Bay House Rental, 3.5 bdrm, dbl garage, new appliances, $1200 + utilities (rent negot. for upkeep) 250-3651005

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with a full basement. Popular, quiet area, on a no-through street. Short walk to all recreation centers, schools and shopping. All appliances and furniture included. Move-in ready.

Homes for Rent Christina Lake: 2bdrm mobile or 2 bdrm house. Near golf course. $700 includes util’s. 604-210-1620 or email

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Grand Forks: clean 2 bdrm apt in quiet building. N/P, N/S. Rent negotiable. Available Dec 1st. 250-442-2865 / 778-4789169.

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299,000 MLS # 2392930

Pete Vanjoff 442-7415 #1 Producer

272 Central Ave. Grand Forks, BC

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Owners and Prospective Tenants Call

Ken Dodds 250-442-2632

PRICE & LOCATION! Must see this 3 BR, 2 & a half bath home on full basement, great fenced lot, close to everything, asking $269,000 & looking for an offer. MLS# 2393146

CHARACTER, STREET APPEAL, RENO’D! Great location & a large lot, 2 BR down with ďŹ nished upstairs for additional room, all major upgrades completed & all appliances included for quick possession. Only asking $209,000, so try your offer. MLS# 2215637

WHY PAY RENT? OfďŹ ce building located in a high trafďŹ c area in the centre of down town. Just over 2,000 sq.ft. of ofďŹ ce space, $139,500. MLS# 23900493

MOUNTAIN VIEW BUILDING LOT at desirable Copper Ridge Estates. All the property is usable, so lots of room for gardening etc. the lot is ideally suited for a daylight basement plan. $99,900. MLS# 2213073

AFFORDABLE, COMFORTABLE LIVING. 2 BR, 2 baths. 2x6 construction, vaulted ceiling, thermal windows Carport, deck, storage shed. All on an 84’x115’ lot in Greenwood. Only $99,900. MLS# MLS 2392107

WALK TO TOWN! Cheaper than renting. 600 sq.ft. 1 BR townhouse c/w storage room. Bring your offer. Asking $89,900. MLS# 2213052

RIVERFRONT! Executive Home, 1100 feet of Kettle River frontage. 10 acres. Very private! $859,000. MLS# 2219068

VAULTED CEILINGS, skylights, gas furnace, fenced yard with storage are just part of this package! $139,700. MLS# 2389956

REDUCED PRICE. 4 BR, 2 full bath family home with large shop in popular area of Grand Forks. On quiet cul-de-sac. 11x21 screened games room, and a 10x25 covered veranda. Tons of potential. Priced well below assessment. $184,000. MLS# 2391366

3 BR VIEW HOME on 1.5 acre level property. Large garage and large workshop. Screened porch and covered deck. Many upgrades. Completely deer fenced and has security gate. Great landscaping. Just 2 minutes to town. Lots of room. $239,500. MLS# 2391199

COME CHECK OUT THIS ONE! BOTH levels of this home have 2 BR, kitchen, bathroom, living, dining and laundry rooms. Basement makes for a great in-law suite. $248,000. MLS# 2393910

COMMANDING views of mountains and east end of the Kettle River Valley. Well in place for irrigation and domestic water. Several building sites. Rare property. $197,500. MLS# 2389997

WELL MAINTAINED two BR home with a galley style kitchen and open dining and living room. Yard is fenced with alley access. Single car carport. Great starter home and it is located in Midway. $152,000. MLS# 2389067

SELLER WANTS IT GONE! A rancher beautifully reďŹ nished. New kitchen, bath, paint and ooring. Ready to move in today. Bring offers! $174,900. MLS# 2210484

THE COWS HAVE COME HOME! This would be a great time to make this spectacular piece of property your own. Come take a look. $849,000. MLS# 2391518

LOOKING FOR A GETAWAY? Secluded, yet still in town. Waterfront! Look at this one! $99,000. MLS# 2391490

OVER 119 ACRES on Stewart Creek Road, just minutes from Christina lake. Mostly treed with a large open area right off the road. Paradise! $299,000! MLS# 2217305

QUALITY HOME! 2,700 sq ft, 4 BR, 2 bath, .21A fenced, in-ground irrigation, certiďŹ ed wood ďŹ replace insert, new custom kitchen, central location close to all amenities, a must see. $299,900. MLS# 2393895

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Pat Ballard 250-442-7616

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Grand Forks: 2bdrm house, rual setting, W/D, F/S, NS, NP, $650/m + utils. Avail Dec, !st. Contact Cheryl 250-492-7622. Grand Forks: 2bdrm on Granby river, fenced yard. mature couple, N/S. 250-512-1268. Grand Forks: 4bdrm, lg yard, avail Jan 15th, quiet location, long term preferred, reasonable rent. 250-442-3959. Grand Forks: Avail immediately cute and clean 2 bdrm, 5 appls, in great area but still close to town. At $700/m + utils, a great deal for the right renter. N/S. N/P. 250-4422272 or 250-444-4912. Grand Forks: Newer 2 bdrm. $950/m. + utils. Opt rent to own. NS. Imed. 306-713-8708. Grand Forks: sm separate studio home for single person, $500 incl utils. N/S, N/P. Must be compatible. 250-442-8201

BRIGHT and Spacious (1200 sq/ft) 2Br + office Bsmt Suite on Rural property minutes from Grand Forks downtown. $700/month + utilities. No smoking, pets negotiable, references required. Call to view or for more info: 778-836-4059 or 778-836-4065.

2005 Buick Allure $4,995. Traction control & winter tires. 250-442-7181.

FOR Sale 2004 Grey Dodge Dakota 4 x 4. 172,000 km. Automatic, power windows, mirrors & locks, air conditioning, cruise control, antilock brakes. $8000 obo Call Dan 250-4422689 Grand Forks

Townhouses The Gables Housing Society is replenishing it’s waiting list. Apply by googling “BC Housing on line application�, for questions please email j j oy c e 1 . j oy c e @ g m a i l . c o m , or call Jackie at 250-443-0013.

1992 Golf Volks Wagon, 4 dr hatch back, 5 sp, new tires, new exhaust, runs excellent. $1,099/obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-493-1807.

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2003 Polaris 600 RMK 205 km on rebuilt engine $3500, 250-447-9460

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98 Ford Explorer, 4x4, strong V6, 4.0L, A/C, P/W, good winter tires, absolutely mint, $3.950. 250-442-2212.


Trucks & Vans

619 Central Ave.,Accountants Grand Forks, B.C. CertiďŹ ed General 619 Central Ave., Grand Forks, B.C. Ph: 250-442-2121

1996 DODGE RAM Laramie 2500 Diesel, auto, in Grand Forks. $6,400. 250-493-1807. 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad/cab, 4x4, canopy, needs motor. $1,250 250-442-6091. 96 Chevy 1/2 Ton, 5.3, Auto, AMCO trans, $1,995. 250442-7181











Ph: 250-442-2121

Quit. Before your time runs out.

96 GMC, SLT, Ex-cab, 4x4, 5.7, great shape, winter tires, $3,950. 250-442-2212.


Legal Notices

Christina Lake:

2 bdrm furnished suite, $800/m, utils inc, avail until June 30, 2014.


2 bdrm home $600/m. PRIME COMMERCIAL

Terms negotiable

N/S, N/P, References. Ken: 250-442-2632 Grand Forks Realty Ltd.

Property Management


Grand Forks

2 bdrm mobile $600 private setting. 2 bdrm suite 5 appl’s $650. 2 bdrm apt $675 2 bdrm house close to dwntwn $675 3 bdrm home large yd pet friendly $750 2 bdrm plus suite 1.5 bath $800 4 bdrm 3 bath home close to schools private yard $1100 4 bdrm 3 bath home at COPPER RIDGE $1250


3 bdrm 2.5 bath log home, $750/m. 3 bdrm 5 appl’s, family home, fenced yard, $750.

Christina Lake

2 bdrm furnished suite, $800/m, utils inc, avail until June 30, 2014.


2 bdrm home $600/m. PRIME COMMERCIAL

& OFFICE SPACE Available in Greenwood and Grand Forks Terms negotiable

N/S, N/P, References. Ken: 250-442-2632 Grand Forks Realty Ltd.

Suites, Lower Grand Forks. 1 bdrm, downtown, updated, $575/m + util’s. Imed. 306-713-8708.

Cars - Domestic 1995 Chevy Lumina, 180,000km, $1,200. 250-4435506. 2000 Buick Century Sedan, excellent condition, silver gray, 128,106 km. $4,200. 250-4423229.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NO. 4705 – GOLDEN REGISTRY IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA RE: THE ESTATE OF SHEILA ANNE HOLOBOFF a.k.a. SHEILA HOLOBOFF, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Sheila Anne Holoboff, a.k.a. Sheila Holoboff, formerly of 1629 Central Avenue, P.O. Box 801, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o Majic, Purdy Law Corporation, P.O. Box 369, Fernie, B.C. V0B 1M0, on or before the 1st day of January, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard to the claims that have been received. Glen A. Purdy, Q.C. Solicitor for Sylvia Jackson, Executrix

NOTICE OF YEAR 2014 REGULAR & COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE COUNCIL MEETINGS In accordance with Section 127 of the Community Charter, please take notice that the following is a listing of scheduled Regular Meetings of Council for the City of Grand Forks for the Year 2014. Monday, January 13, 2014 Monday, January 27, 2014 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Monday, February 24, 2014 Monday, March 10, 2014 Monday, March 24, 2014 Monday, April 7, 2014 Monday, April 28, 2014 Monday, May 12, 2014 Monday, May 26, 2014 Monday, June 9, 2014 Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 Monday, August 18, 2014 Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Monday, September 15, 2014 Monday, October 6, 2014 Monday, October 20, 2014 Monday, November 3, 2014 Monday, November 17, 2014 Monday, December 1, 2014 (Inaugural) Monday, December 15, 2014

Please note there is only one Regular Meeting in the months of July and August. All Regular Meetings of Council are held at the Temporary Administrative OfďŹ ce at 6641 Industrial Parkway Downstairs Boardroom (old Canpar OfďŹ ce Building) until further notice, beginning at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise advertised. The following is a listing of scheduled Committee of the Whole (COTW) Meetings of Council for the City of Grand Forks for the year 2014. The COTW Meetings are at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the Regular Meetings of Council and are held once per month at the same location as the Regular Meetings. Monday, January 27, 2014 Monday, July 21, 2014 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Monday, August 18, 2014 Monday, March 10, 2014 Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Monday, April 7, 2014 Monday, October 6, 2014 Monday, May 12, 2014 Monday, November 3, 2014 Monday, June 9 , 2014 Monday, December 15, 2014 Dated this 26th day of November, 2013 Diane Heinrich Corporate OfďŹ cer

Christine Brooks %JTKUVKPG$TQQMU Bookkeeping $QQMMGGRKPI Bookkeeping and E-file

Income Tax and Service Agent Bookkeeping E-ďŹ le Income Tax Service Agent Phone 250-442-6781




Member of IPBC and SAGE 50 Premier Advisor Certified Professional Bookkeeper 20+ years experience full50 cycle bookkeeping Member of IPBC and SAGE Premier Advisor Remote/virtual bookkeeping available 20+ years experience full cycle bookkeeping 250-442-2813 • Remote/virtual bookkeeping available 250-442-2813 •

Your best buy is from Your best buy is from a merchant you know GRAND FORKS a merchant you know GRAND FORKS APPRAISERS APPRAISERS

BOUNDARY BOUNDARY APPRAISAL& Boundary SERVICE A PPRAISAL ERVICE Serving Grand ForksS Country Serving Grand30+ Forks & Boundary Country Years Experience 30+ Years Experience Residential & Vacant Acreage ResidentialAppraisals & Vacant Acreage for: Appraisals for: -Mortgage Applications -Mortgage Applications -Estate Purposes -Family Disputes -Estate Purposes -Family Disputes -Assessment Resolution -Assessment Resolution Phone: Res-250-442-5199 Phone: Res-250-442-5199 Cell-250-442-6199 Cell-250-442-6199 e-mail – e-mail –


7816 Donaldson Dr. Grand Forks, Dr. B.C. 7816 Donaldson 250-442-2523 Grand Forks, B.C. 250-442-2523 Monday to Saturday

Open Open Monday to Saturday


IndigoWood IndigoWood Furniture • Cabinetry

Furniture • Cabinetry Ray Morasse - Craftsman Ray Morasse - Craftsman 250.442.9858 250.442.9858



APPRAISALS APPRAISALS Serving the West Kootenay and Serving the West Kootenay and Boundary Regions since 1993 Boundary Regions since 1993


PHONE 250-442-7030 PHONE 250-442-7030





3 bdrm 2.5 bath log home, $750/m. 3 bdrm 5 appl’s, family home, fenced yard, $750.

& OFFICE SPACE Available in Greenwood and Grand Forks


Lia Azhure Inc. Lia Azhure Inc.



Grand Forks:

2 bdrm mobile $600 private setting. 2 bdrm suite 5 appl’s $650. 2 bdrm apt $675 2 bdrm house close to dwntwn $675 3 bdrm home large yd pet friendly $750 2 bdrm plus suite 1.5 bath $800 4 bdrm 3 bath home close to schools private yard $1100 4 bdrm 3 bath home at COPPER RIDGE $1250

Cars - Sports & Imports


★ Mortgage Refinancing Appraisals + Mortgage ReďŹ nancing Appraisals ★ Current Real Estate Market Evaluations + Current Real Estate Market Evaluations ★ Estate/Taxation/Divorce/Appraisals + Estate/Taxation/Divorce/Appraisals ★ New Construction/ + New Construction/ Progress Report/Appraisals Progress Report/Appraisals

Sales&&Service Service Sales Dave Bachmier Owner

Dave Bachmier Owner

250.442.8444 • 7431 2nd St. Grand Forks 250.442.8444 • 7431 2nd St. Grand Forks “Nbrz U Can Count On!� “Nbrz U Can Count On!�

E-mail: E-mail:

Is your pet a star? Make your pet a star in the Gazette too!



The eyes have it WEEK

How to enter YOUR star:

Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

It’s Free! E-mail your digital photos, and a write-up of up to 75 words, to: Please put the words “Pet of the Week� in the subject line, and include your contact information. You can also bring in a photo to our office at 7330 2nd St.

Grand Forks Gazette Wednesday, December 4, 2013 A35


CAR CARE Three great services at one convenient location!

• Heating & Air Conditioning • Commercial & Residential Service & Install

Full Service Mechanical • Full Service Auto Body Full Service Custom Muffler Centre • ICBC ExpressValet Certified Mechanics: 250-442-3828 • Auto Body: 250-442-0507

Grand Forks, BC


OFFICE 250-442-0428

Your best buy is from a merchant you know GENERAL CONTRACTORS




Boundary Electric (1985) Ltd. • Electric Motor Sales & Repair • Pump sales & Service • Electric Parts & Sales Counter • Commercial, Residential & Industrial Electric Service Work • New Construction

7990 Columbia Drive

One call does it all

250.442.7381 Free estimates • Senior discount


Experience working with children, adolescents & adults A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

• Anxiety • Depression • Stress & Coping • Self-Esteem • Grief & Loss • Marital Issues • Children - Separation/Divorce

Helping people to use personal strengths & resources to overcome life’s challenges and to promote change.



7990 Columbia Drive

Located at Boundary Electric




* denotes Optometric Corporation



SALES AND RENTALS 20’ or 40’ Storage Units



Computerized Security Gate 5’ x 10’ to 10’ x 30’ Units

8’, 9’, 10’, 20’ & 40’ Containers


Your place or ours


Grand Forks, BC

Construction • Maintenance • Repair • Renovation

ROOFING • Shingles • Metal • Composite • Torch Down FREE ESTIMATES

Phone 250-443-4144


SAGAMORE RV & MINI-STORAGE Digital Video Surveillance Access 24 hrs/day – 7 days/week Personal Keypad Entry 5’x10’, 10’x10’, 10’x20’ & 10’x30’

148 Sagamore Road Grand Forks, B.C. 250-442-2652

Border Self Storage 7444 19th Street, Grand Forks

Your Pellet Heating Specialist


Large supply of rock for retaining walls, decorative purposes, etc.



Please phone 250-368-6999 for an appointment

SNOWBALL VENTURES Sales, Installations & Inspections

Electrical Contract Reg. #1210

Bobcat, Excavating & Trucking Services ~ Certified Planner & Installer of Septic Systems Call Jimmy 250-442-9422

is resuming his practice in Grand Forks




Dr. Jeffrey Hunt N.D.


7816 Donaldson Dr 250-442-5229

20 years experience Boarding • Taping • Painting Renovations Insurance Work



Screened & Crushed Gravel special driveway mix, drain rock, blend sands, PEA GRAVEL Road Grader Service Division of Gofer Farms Ltd. – Hay Sales 10405 Granby Rd (9 km) • email:


Dr. Alan LeRoy, O.D.*

3rd St., Grand Forks


STEVE DANSHIN • New Construction • Residential Builder • Renovations • Commercial Ph. 250-442-3744 Cell: 250-442-9437 Fax: 250-442-3720


Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

6391 Highway 3, Grand Forks, BC



A. SHELTON ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS & FIRE PROTECTION Certified Electrical Residential ~ Commercial Emergency Service Preventative Maintenance Serving the Andy Cell: 250-442-7120 Boundary Office: 250-445-2234 Elect. Contractor # 24118

Redi Electric Ltd.

Reg. g No. 13266

Service & New Construction Commercial • Residential Industrial Pumps Honest Service – Quality Work

7920 Donaldson Dr. • 250-442-2082

John Billwiller 10545 Granby Rd., Grand Forks



Twisted Teeth Saw Shop Saw, Knife & Tool Sharpening Centre


Call: 250-442-0534

We Sharpen • Carbide & Steel Saws • Planer & Jointer Knives • Handsaws-retooth, set & sharpen • Carbide Router Bits • Drill Bits • Hole Saws • Dado Blades • Paper Cutters • Knives • Scissors • All Garden & Yard Tools • Chainsaws & More


George Stooshinoff

Home Inspections Brian Blair

Phone: 250.442.8175 Cell: 250.443.1905 Email:

Certified Sawfiler 3845 Victoria Rd., Grand Forks, BC Phone: 250-442-8359 • Email:




Need Prayer? Boundary Healing Rooms 250-443-5270

Grand Forks


Taxi & Delivery Service – Groceries, Beer, Liquor

Your best buy is from a merchant you know


NOTARY PUBLIC 7215 2nd St., Grand Forks (Across from Fire Hall)

Ph: 250-442-0282


GRAND FORKS OPTICAL 334C Market Ave 250-442-3025



’s Andy CUSTOM

For all your RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL / RECREATIONAL Reupholstery, Repairs and Custom Builds

UPHOLSTERY 38 years experience! 162 B – 72nd Ave • Grand Forks


Cascade Containers & Storage Sales or Rentals $100/month

6401 HWY 3 next to Fortis office 250.442.2599 • 250.443.1599



Y&R Water

SALES & SERVICES Certified Pump Installers

• EOCP Certified • Cross Connection Certified (Backflow Prevention) WATER CONDITIONING • Water Softening, Reverse Osmosis, Filtration & Ultraviolet IRRIGATION & PUMPS

8098 Donaldson Drive • 250-442-5537




2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Grand Forks Gazette






2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600












#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. 1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000 (250) 707-2600


2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600


#200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600 NOW OPEN

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


200-1965 Columbia Ave. 2153 Springfield Road (250) 365-6455 (250) 860-2600

1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

1001-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000


745 Notre Dame Drive 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 851-8700 (250) 542-3000 NOW OPEN

WEST KELOWNA #200 - 2180 Elk Rd. (250) 707-2600


101 Kootenay St. North (250) 426-8927

Chapters Entrance (250) 860-8100 Springfield Rd Entrance (250) 717-1511

Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496

Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880 TELUS KIOSK


Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258

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December 04, 2013 edition of the Grand Forks Gazette

Grand Forks Gazette, December 04, 2013  

December 04, 2013 edition of the Grand Forks Gazette