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City buys in to province-wide recycling framework JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor

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A resolution to the issue of how certain recyclable waste will be dealt with is drawing closer. Decisions are being made at the municipal level on whether to go with a system orchestrated by an industry stewardship organization called Multi Material B.C. The deadline for

those decisions across the province is Saturday, Nov. 30. Castlegar City Council, on Nov. 27 unanimously chose to join the program. As a willing participant the city will receive incentive payments from MMBC to act as recycling contractors in the new system. At the regional level a similar choice was made recently by the Regional

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Community Coordinator Jenny Wallace of Wildsafe BC led the proceedings at the City of Castlegar council meeting of November 2. The local coordinator, as it happened was pleased to report a very light year in terms of conflict with bears – only four having to be destroyed as opposed to other Wildsafe BC coordinator Jenny Wallace speaks to Castleyears when as many as 50 gar City Council on Dec. 2. In background are RCMP Seror more needed to be put geant Mike Wicentowich (L) and Corporal Darryl Orr, who made the following presentation. Jim Sinclair down. Wallace described the their presentation. is something that’s been range of activities and funcspecifically The overall thrust of their challenging, tions she had taken part in message was the commit- over the last year,” said Orr, over the past season in ef- ment and ability of those in “because of the medicinal forts to raise awareness over the unit, and the effective- marijuana licensing. There’s wildlife-related issues. In ness of the unit in spite of definitely a component to such a capacity she attended, some manpower challenges. indoor growing operations for example, the nature and “One of our main focuses here. garden fest, Sunfest, Ted- is managing the offenders The problem is that a lot dy Bear picnic, the farmers’ that live in Castlegar,” said of the people we were targetmarket (on five occasions), Orr. “Most of them you’re ing before for indoor grows, a Twin Rivers Park display, probably not aware of, but got licences in the meanand the Pass Creek Fall Fair. we’re certainly aware of time. A central point was the them.” “We’re finding that 75 description of the need for The RCMP members are per cent of the grow ops we a wildlife attractant bylaw pleased with the tools at investigate are medicinal.” (which will get further at- their disposal. Orr described that, “It’s altention at the next council “This (pharmacy) rob- most like we’re in a holding meeting of Dec. 17). bery case that came up a pattern to see those regula“In most cases, me going couple of weeks ago is a tions change again, in April, to the door and suggest- good example of how we’re I think.” ing they keep their gar- able to throw a bunch of reThe corporal said he bage inside is enough,” she sources at a large investiga- thinks it will become “… said. “Usually education is tion like that in a short pe- harder to get medicinal lienough, but in certain cas- riod of time to try and solve censes and it will, hopefully, es, especially with chronic it quickly,” said Orr. “We had weed out the people who are offenders, that’s when we seven people for three days, getting them for the wrong need a bit of a bigger stick going steady.” He added that reasons.” to encourage them to take it was the same kind of reChris D’Arcy of the Casresponsibility for attractant sponse after the arson fire tlegar and District Heritage management.” at the Catholic church. Cpl. Society was next up with an Corporal Darryl Orr and��������������������������������������� Orr updated council on the annual report for council. ����������������������� Sergeant Mike Wicentowich pharmacy incident, assuring There was an upbeat of the RCMP’s Kootenay that the investigation is con- theme to D’Arcy’s delivery Boundary Regional Detach- tinuing. as he warmly thanked the ment were next to address The issue of drugs is an mayor and council for their council, the Crime Reduc- ongoing one for police. interest in local heritage and tion Unit was the focus of “The focus on drug work culture.

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Young women get familiar with concept of Emotional Intelligence Derek Kaye Castlegar News Contributor

Saturday, November 30, 10 participants including their leader Laura Zeman attended the second day of a two day workshop that was part of a program titled Young Women Engaged. The program is facilitated through Selkirk College and the workshop was at the MIR Centre for Peace. The young woman presented their projects which were all unique to them. The projects were of their own design and benefited individuals, families and their community.

These young women were the focus of a two-day workshop staged through Selkirk College.

Laura Zeman eloquently described the Young Women Engage as a “Focus on Emotional Intelligence and leadership development skills.” The program “Offers an opportunity for young women to explore and refine what

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rin-Krause as “self-reflection, looking back and thinking what you have done and learning from it.” Zeman described emotional intelligence as “The ability to acknowledge your emotional experience and weave through so

MP Announces Extended Deadline for 2014 Canada Summer Job Applications submitted

CASTLEGAR – Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior is alerting eligible local employers and organizations that the deadline for Canada Summer Jobs 2014 (CSJ) has been extended to January 31, 2014. Because the application period falls over the holidays, Service Canada has extended the original deadline of January10th by three weeks. “Service Canada has just notified my office of the new deadline”, said Atamanenko.

“I encourage eligible employers to consider applying for CJS funding and hire a student for next summer.” The CSJ initiative helps to create job opportunities for students aged 15 to 30 years in their communities. Funding is provided to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses to assist with hiring students who will be returning to full-time studies in the next school year. Assessment of the BC Southern Interior applications is guided by local pri-

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healthy relationships and problem solve.” She added, “...be open to opportunities that come your way.” The facilitator also declared the “Concept of leadership we brought to the table was authentic mindful and compassionate leadership.” She added, “the Service Learning Project engaged the young women to make a positive influence on

somebody’s life or the community.” The Young Women Engage was facilitated through Selkirk College as a Continuing Education program and was sponsored by Zellstoff Celgar, Nelson and District Youth Centre, the Boundary Family and Individuals Services Society and as well by The Kootenay Bakery Cafe, Oso Negro and The Village Ski Hut.

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Editorial

Editor: Jim Sinclair Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Publication Mail Agreement Number 40012905

A toast to Robson... pretty soon

Someone contacted us the other day and asked why nothing had been published about the lifting of the Robson Boil-Water advisory. We didn’t remember hearing about it, and for good reason as it turns out. So any Robsonites under the same impression as our caller, best go easy on that second big gulp, just to be on the safe side. The advisory has NOT been lifted. Better news is that, while officials hesitate to put a firm date on the remedy, it’s expected no later than the middle of 2014. The three “boil water” signs conspicuously placed along Broadwater Road for what seems like forever have made passersby aware of a deficiency in the local tap product and it’s a situation no one is fond of. Actual problems resulting from the condition of the water haven’t seemed commonplace, at least, if so, they have not been well-publicized in the last couple of years. Certain Robson residents, and quite likely the majority have had few problems with the drinking water although many may have opted for the bottled product when a long deep gulp was to be enjoyed. It’s great that the lifting of the advisory is coming into view. Kudos to the authorities and engineers who have fully understood the situation and how to eventually remedy it. A salute as well to the patient residents and various levels of government for arranging the funding to get the fix in place. Watch for more details in upcoming issues. We want to hear from you.

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The Castlegar News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should typically be in the range of 300 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: newsroom@castlegarnews.com DROP OFF/MAIL: Unit 2 - 1810 8th Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2Y4 Phone: 250-365-6397 The Castlegar News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org.

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Spots in Time - Gord Turner

Contemplating Life’s Journey I’m sitting in the dark on my hospital bed in Trail. It’s 5 a.m. and the ward is quiet with no one moving. Not even a nurse. The hospital at Trail sits on a hump of land above the city, so I have an unusual perspective in the dark. The city appears as simply so many spots of light below and against the black mountainside. At 5 a.m. nothing is moving. Not even a traveler. I’m amazed here as I often am when I’m in similar situations such as when I’m canoe-camping on the Valhalla shore of Slocan Lake. I am astonished that the world can be such a silent place and that, at this moment, I have time to sit and stare. “What is this world if full of care/ We have no time to stand and stare?” wrote the British poet, W.H. Davies. It’s at dark and gentle times such as this 5 a.m. hospital vigil that the truth of those lines hits home. Most of us do not take enough time to slow down and look around us. In this 21st Century, we seem to be judged by what we get done. We’re forever on the go. It’s as if we’ve been Cindy Amaral Production Manager

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brainwashed while growing up, so that to stop for a bit is wrong or somehow sinful or against the norm. As social beings, something in us compels us to be a do-ing. What would be wrong with sitting on the back porch in the fading sunlight and tossing a few sticks to the dog? Or just enjoying the neighbourhood children at play? As William Wordsworth once wrote, “The world is too much with us.” We do so many things because we think the people out there expect it of us. True, some of our everyday tasks are enjoyable, but others are simply things we do to fulfill a duty. A neighbour expects it of us, a club committee needs tickets sold, a council requires bylaw development, and local artists are having an show you “must” attend. We do it to ourselves really, and yet perhaps that’s one aspect of being human—being somewhere, doing something, accepting responsibility, doing our bit to keep the world running. But we have to remind ourselves—it’s only one bit. A few weeks ago, I was resting on my

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white yard-chair in the back yard, my feet covered in a scramble of autumn leaves, and my rake propped against the nearby pear tree. I was watching two blue-black stellar jays cavorting in the still heavily-leafed maple. Perhaps they were searching for food, but I thought they were flitting about and jabbering with not a care in the world. We humans are the ones who are loaded with cares. I’m retired, and yet my calendar is so full between now and the New Year that I’m tired just thinking about it. Many of these events and causes I can’t choose not to do. So I get angry because I have no time for myself. Ah, there’s the rub—time for myself. Time to sprawl out and rest, time to watch the grandchildren tumble in the leaf piles, time to read a new novel, time to listen to inspired music, time to let the world pass by. It’s okay to do that, but it’s difficult to convince ourselves. For me, it does seem possible—perhaps even necessary—as I gaze out this hospital window at the pinpoints of light amidst the dark. Jim Sinclair Editor

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Provincial Mixed bag of provincial briefs from Black Press’ Tom Fletcher Highway speed limits, tires reviewed The B.C. government is inviting public input on changes to speed limits on rural highways and winter tire requirements. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said it’s been more than a decade since speed limits were reviewed, and in that time the ministry has invested $14 billion in highway improvements. The review is to make changes based on citizen and expert input about long stretches of highway between communities, Stone said. The review will also look at requiring snow tires with the snowflake or “M&S” (“mud and snow”) tires with sufficient tread on 80 sections of B.C. highways with winter conditions. Tire requirements were last reviewed in 1986. Community meetings begin in Kamloops on Dec. 3 and Kelowna on Dec. 4. The series resumes Jan. 8 in Dawson Creek, Jan. 9 in Vancouver, Jan. 14 in Cranbrook, Jan. 15 in Nanaimo and Jan. 16 in Chilliwack. More information and feedback forms are available at www.gov.bc.ca/ safetyandspeedreview/.

Single-vehicle accident after 2010 snowfall near Penticton. The transportation ministry is seeking public input on rural highway speed limits and snow tire requirements on winter roads. Black Press files

More safety disclosure urged B.C. government agencies shouldn’t wait for an urgent threat to health and safety before informing the public about conditions that affect them, Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says. Denham issued a report Monday reviewing five cases where government disclosure was questioned. In only one of those cases, the 2010 collapse of a private ir-

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rigation dam in the Oliver area, did she find the province didn’t meet its obligation to warn the public. While government agencies met their obligation in the other cases, Denham noted that in since B.C.’s freedom of information law came into effect in 1993, the only proactive warnings issued to the public have been from police regarding the release of dangerous offenders. “Over 20 years, we have never seen any reports

around public infrastructure, animal health, about water quality,” Denham said, noting Ontario provides such reports to the public. The other cases reviewed by Denham involved a 2008 study of formaldehyde in the air in Prince George, a 2010 study of Lyme disease cases, well water tests by the Cowichan Valley Regional District at Cobble Hill, and mould contamination in a student residence at Simon Fraser University.

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storage facility instead of Little Fish Lake. The company alleges that Natural Resources Canada “failed to account for a liner that would be part of the tailings storage facility – thus modeling the wrong project design and assuming water would seep into open ground.” The proposed mine is billion-dollar investment being made ready to develop an ore deposit estimated to contain 5.3 billion pounds of copper and 13.3 million ounces of gold.


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Upcoming Book under every tree:

December 2 - 7 at The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop –

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

Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 713 - 4th Street. Guests include various soloists and the Robson Choir. Take in a festive evening culminating in joyous Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. A bake sale and refreshments will follow the concert. St. Peter Lutheran Church Christmas Services: Sunday Services, 11:15am Wednesday Advent Services, 6pm, Dec. 11, 18, Supper at 5 p.m. Theme: Train markings keep us on track for the holy nativity. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6pm, Dec.24th. All children welcome to participate in the nativity scene. 713-4th Street, Castlegar, BC. www.wklutheran.ca” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6: G.E. FOODS AND HUMAN HEALTH: Drs THIERRY VRAIN and CHIV CHOPRA Noon – 2:00 p.m at Selkirk College Castlegar Campus, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Room K-11. Free event MC’d by Alex Atamanenko

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

bake sale from 1 - 3 p.m. All welcome.

saturday, dec. 7: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Fall and Christmas Tea. Bake sale and crafts. Enjoy tea and goodies with friends. Admission $3.

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Sunday December 15:

The Annual Christmas Carol Sing from 2-4 at New Life Assembly, 602 – 7th Street (behind Castlegar Primary School). You are invited to come and sing your favourite Christmas carols and songs and hear local choirs perform. Donation by monetary or non-perishable gift to the Harvest Food Bank.

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

MP, hosted by Selkirk College Student Union Enviro Club. Also 7:00 p.m. at Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St, hosted by Kootenay Co-op. This Cross Canada Speakers Tour is co-sponsored by Greenpeace and The Society for a GE Free BC. http://gefreebc.wordpress. com/gefoodstour/

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Pass Creek Neighbourhood Association First Annual Winter Holiday Celebration at the Pass Creek Community Hall. Complementary Brunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Crafts from 1 to 4; Santa on site from 2 to 3. Pass Creek Fire Dept. Chili from 4 to 6 p.m. Plus Fireworks and and bonfire. For more information: contact@passcreekneighbourhood.org

MONDAY, Dec. 9:

MPRA meeting at the Best Western in Nelson. Please call Janette at 250-365-8215. saturday, Dec. 14:

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

Lots of vendors with a wide variety of treasures and gifts. Admission by donation (cash or food). Proceeds to the Community Harvest Food Bank. For more information call 250-3656261 Sunday December 15:

The Ootischenia Fire Department will hold its Annual Food Drive from 9am till 1pm. Firefighters will canvas Ootischenia & Area J. Please have your donations of non-perishable food or toys ready. All donations will be forwarded to the Community Harvest Food Bank Christmas Hampers. For more information call 365-6882.

sunday, dec. 22: annual community carol sing. local choirs,

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

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

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

Ongoing

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

Festive items available include jewelry, collectibles, art glass, vintage tools, jams and jellies, baking, handcrafted items, yarn for your own projects, holiday decor and decorations. Homestyle breakfast s 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. We will be open every Sunday up to and including Dec. 22. We are closed over Christmas and New Years and re-open on Jan. 5, 2014. Our tables are currently fully booked but if you want your name on the list in case of cancellations, call Kathy (250) 365-3796. And as always, still looking for charity groups to work the kitchen for their charity. All About Breastfeeding infor-

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

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1995 Columbia Ave Trail 250-364-1208

Ave. Round table discussion. Get motivated to eat healthy and lose weight. Monthly fee $10. More info call 365-7956.

tured group supporting challenges of being a mom. No referral required. More info: Sandi McCreight 250-365-2104 ext. 34

Castlegar A.A. meetings at the Pioneer Arena Sun. at 10 a.m.

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING for problem gambling; Cas-

(phone Mike at 399-4417); Tues. at 7 p.m. (phone Dennis at 3652738); Wednesday at 7 p.m., (phone Fay at 250-687-0484. Thurs. at 8 p.m. (phone Jim at 365-6216) and Sat. at 8 p.m (phone Len at 365-7805). al-anon meets every Monday night for people whose

lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Mondays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2224 6th Ave. (Kootenay Society for Community Living building.) More info call Donna 365-3168 or Eileen 365-3674. TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS Local Toastmasters club Sentinel Speakers, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Fireside Inn, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Learn speaking skills, gain confidence and have fun! Guests welcome. More info call Diane Cushing at 250-365-8336. Operation Feast All invited for

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

Every Saturday at the Royal Canadian Legion, 248 Columbia Ave. Bring friends and have an afternoon of fun. youth program at Blueberry Creek Community School. Fun, safe night for a movie, games/sports/hanging out. Grades K - 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and grades 6 up, 8 - 10 p.m. See B.C.C.S. facebook page for more info or phone 250-365-7201. friday

USCC Cultural Interpretive Society meets Monday and

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

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

welcome to this loosely struc-

tlegar Community Services Call 250-608-2254.

Scrabble Club 2nd Wed. of the

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

back to school with baby Program free for parents to upgrade

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

New to Canada? Settlement ser-

vices provides eligible newcomers with information about community services or preparing for citizenship. Call 250-687-4714 or email welcometocastlegar@ gmail.com.

Legion Meat Draws Saturdays

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

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

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

Parent Child Mother Goose for

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

English as a Second Language programs Classes for adults,

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


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Community/Education Selkirk College Works to Shrink the World

are fun cross country ski programs for kids ages 4-12

Classes are: Sundays December 1st to March 9th Bunnyrabbits: 1:30pm to 3:00pm (1 hour instruction then 1/2 hour snack) $35 plus $15 for club membership Jackrabbits: 1:30 to 3:30 (1 1/2 hour instruction then 1/2 hour snack) $50 plus $15 club membership Register online at www.castlegarnordic.ca For more information please contact the Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit Coordinator: Ann Quarterman at 250-362-5956 or keithann@netidea.com

International students at showed off their cultures last month at the Castlegar Campus. Submitted

the Aboriginal Education Department, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, China, Korea, India, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and Quebec took the opportunity to share glimpses of their diverse cultures with the larger school community. In addition to elaborate displays showcasing his-

torical and contemporary customs, students took the oppurtunity to demonstrate unique aspects of their homelands through dance performances, traditional clothing, and games. Guests enjoyed tasty delicacies from around the world and students were on hand to provide writing samples in

a variety of languages. The college community would like to thank the international students for their time and hard work. Everyone in attendance gained a greater understanding of the many different cultures that make up Selkirk College’s diverse community.

Selkirk Music Students Ready to Rock tion of Selkirk instructor Darren Mahe (guitar, vocals). The trio of Adrian Selkirk College ConEmond (guitar, vocals), temporary Music & Andrew Parkhouse (voTechnology Program cals) and Brennan Buglistudents are tuning up oni (drums) will launch for a celebration of the into tunes from Foo fall semester with a trip Fighters, Rage Against through the sounds of the Machine, Muse and six decades. more. Three of Selkirk’s “Putting together student bands will be these sets is hard work,” playing at Spiritbar in says Landsberg. “UltiNelson on December mately it’s about learn12 for a night of clasing, but the goal for this sic rock, R&B and hard evening will be to put on rock. From Fleetwood the best show possible.” Mac to Foo Fighters, the The Selkirk College students are amped to Contemporary Music & bring their skills to the Technology Program is community. located at Nelson’s Tenth “This is an impressive class with impres- One of the bands set for Dec. 12 is Beat’n’Speak: (back row L-R) Thea Street Campus. The twosive talents,” says music Loberg, Elijah Larson, James Villa, Charlie Pears-Smith, Laura Lands- year diploma program program vocal instruc- berg; (front row L-R) Leonard Palerstein, Reg Eddy and Elias Nelson. has been preparing stuSubmitted dents for the commercial tor Laura Landsberg. and Reg Eddy (drums) will lary Whelan (vocals), Anentertainment industry “They’ve been working so hard this semester and be playing classic R&B/Mo- drew Matthews (vocals, gui- for more than 25 years. The cover for the Decemit’s exciting to be able to let town tunes and some con- tar), Dylan Ferris (guitar), loose for everybody to en- temporary choices sure to Johnny Ciardullo (bass) and ber 12 show is $5 and free pack the dance floor. Troy Jeffrey (drums). for Selkirk College students joy.” Jam Down will take the “The best part about the who arrive before 9:30 pm. The night opens with Beat’n’Speak, the R&B stage next with classic rock night is that we get to play Ping pong warms up the band under the direction covers from groups like sweet older tunes and have night at 7 pm and the bands of Landsberg. Elijah Lar- Heart, Fleetwood Mac and fun doing it with an awe- start to take the stage at 9 son (vocals, guitar), Charlie Ray Charles. Under the di- some group of people,” says pm. The event is a fundraiser with all proceeds from Pears-Smith (vocals), Thea rection of Selkirk instructor Ciardullo. Last up will be The Guild the show going towards Loberg (vocals), James Villa Melody Diachun (vocals), (keys), Leonard Pallerstein the band members include of the Minstrels, the hard equipment for music stu(guitar), Elias Nelson (bass) Pears-Smith (vocals), Hil- rock group under the direc- dents. submitted

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Selkirk College celebrated cultures from around the world last month at its 18th Annual Intercultural Fair. In conjunction with Canada’s International Education Week (November 18 to 22), the lively event at The Pit on the Castlegar Campus brought together students in a sharing of cultures on November 21. Selkirk College has more than 150 international students from over 15 different countries and communities. Students study in a wide range of programs like English Language, Contemporary Music & Technology, Resort & Hotel Management, Business Administration and many others. The event was hosted by Selkirk International. With the help of the Maintenance and IT departments, the main hall of the Castlegar Campus was transformed into a lively exhibition. This year, students from

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FortisBC rate hike set to begin after New Year’s Day New year’s cheer will probably be followed by a new year jeer when FortisBC electrical customers in Castlegar start paying a 3.3 per cent rate increase effective the first day of 2014. “We filed an application for the 3.3 per cent increase with the BC Utilities Commission in July,” confirmed Neal Pobran, FortisBC corporate communications manager. He said the interim approval allows

for the rate increase effective Jan. 1, however the rates setting procedure is 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 this week

when Energy Minister Bill Bennett laid out that company’s 10-year plan that includes 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 BC Utilities Commission that is open to anyone who wishes to attend or take part in at BCUC.com, said Pobran. — Trail Times

KBRH celebrates new digital mammography program Valerie Rossi Trail Times

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, which included corporations, service clubs, auxiliaries and individuals. “With completion of the campaign, we are supporting patients and families who live and work throughout the Kootenay Boundary by providing the gold standard of medical imaging right here in our community,” said Lisa Pasin, director of development at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation. 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. Digital diagnostic mammography service began at the hospital in October, replacing the previous film-based analog equipment. The new technology offers the benefit of having results that are immediately accessible through a computer archive and also offers a much clearer, crisp result. “We knew the digital was going to be much bigger but we didn’t anticipate that it would be so much bigger,” said Dr. Elsabe Steenkamp, medical director of diagnostic imaging at KBRH. “You want to look back on the television screen you had 12 years ago and you want to compare that to the high definition screens you see today, that’s the difference.” The new equipment and technology will also allow KBRH radiologists to perform stereotactic core needle biopsies. With stereotactic capability, the biopsy happens right in the mammography room, not the operating room. The biopsy is less invasive because the instrument is a needle, not a scalpel, according to x-ray technician Charmaine Evdokimoff. Advantages of stereotactic capability include: quicker diagnosis, no general anesthetic, no stitches, less scarring, faster recovery time, and faster, more reliable diagnosis. The hospital’s diagnostic imaging department also recently received a new ultrasound machine and ultrasound stretcher, a new 64-slice CT scanner, CT scan and MRI work stations, and a cardiac ultrasound computer system. Over the past two years, about $1.6 million has been invested in this department. “The great work our clinicians do for people in this region continues to be acknowledged through the incredible generosity of local residents and the dedication of the KBRH Health Foundation,” said Norman Embree, IH board chair.


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B.C. budget clings to small surplus Tom fletcher Black Press

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

People asked for input on rural highway safety

Castlegarians can have their say on highway safety and speed limits in British Columbia, as the public consultation component of the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review gets underway. Until Jan. 24 the Government of B.C. is conducting a province-wide consultation and engagement to seek input about safety and speed limits on B.C.’s rural highways. Speed limits on longer stretches of rural highways between communities are being reviewed to ensure that appropriate speed limits are in place, encouraging safe driver behaviour. At the same time, the public will be asked to provide input related to reducing the risk of wildlife-related crashes and improving the safe and efficient movement of slower vehicles. This review will also include public consultation on the use of winter tires in an effort to ensure that tire requirements address safety and reflect current technology. Public input will form an important part of the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review and will be considered in conjunction with the technical review, which is already underway. Included for consideration in the technical review are new technology, highway design and similar initiatives in other jurisdictions. Practical recommendations from this review and a strategy for implementation will be ready in early spring 2014. British Columbians can get more information on the review and share feedback online at www.gov.bc.ca/safetyandspeedreview/

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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 ap-

plied to register for the PST, and the finance ministry is continuing to assist businesses with seminars and one-onone 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 said.

Sculpturewalk goes regional Timothy Schafer Rossland News

A taste of Sculpturewalk— made popular in Castlegar over the last few years—will be heading to Rossland next year. Approval has been given for space to be assigned for the installation of a rotating sculpture in downtown Rossland as part of regional sculpture walk. There will be a new sculpture space created outside the old Pro Hardware, with the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) raising the money for the cost. The city will donate in-kind work to get the base set up, to a maximum of $1,000 for site preparation. “I think it’s a great idea,” said councilor Kathy Moore. RCAC would raise the funds needed for the annual lease and installation. An annual lease for a sculpture from Castlegar Sculpturewalk ranges from between $1,500 to $2,300. “Our understanding is that the cost of the lease includes transportation of the sculpture to the new site and assistance with installation,” said RCAC president Renate Fleming in a letter to council. There has been a regional arts discussion to coordinate a West Kootenay sculpture walk for some time. The regional initiative would build on the success of Castlegar’s

Sculpturewalk and rotate Sculpturewalk sculptures through various communities in the West Kootenay. “It is hoped that this initiative could serve as the foundation for a regional cultural tourism plan,” said Fleming. RCAC had been talking to Joy Barrett, coordinator of Castlegar’s Sculpturewalk. The concept is that the Castlegar Sculpturewalk will lease its sculptures to different communities in the region on an annual basis and would provide marketing and promotion of the regional Sculpturewalk. The first sculpture would be placed in April 2014 and would remain in place for one year. RCAC will return to council in early 2014 for approval of the selected sculpture. Fleming said the initiative was a unique opportunity to participate in a regional arts initiative that would increase Rossland’s profile as an arts and culture community and benefit the business community by attracting more tourists. Fleming said the request for a rotating sculpture was timely as it will also tie in with the city’s approval of the permanent sculpture, Bears Playing, to be installed in 2014, and the newly erected Olaus Jeldness statue. The communities of Nelson, Kaslo and possibly Trail will also be participating in the regional sculpture walk.

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Candidate withdraws from riding race

The name of Helena Konanz has been withdrawn in the coming race for the South OkanaganWest 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. “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. 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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The Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation is raising money for: V.A.C. Therapy System 101 This medical devise system promotes wound healing.

Thank you for supporting the Foundation’s efforts. Pledge Day – Friday, December 6, 2013 Stop by the Castlegar Health Centre 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Call 250-304-1209 to make your donation. You may donate on line: www.castlegarhospitalfoundation.org Cheques should be sent to: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation 709 10th Street Castlegar, B. C. V1N 2H7

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The cost to replace or upgrade the aging 60-yearold regional hospital that serves Castlegar up to industry standard won’t be cheap, according to an Interior Health Authority report. The Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) could be replaced for nearly $84 million, or around $45 million 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 Interior Health acute care area health services administrator for Kootenay Boundary, Ingrid Hampf, 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. She said the assessment helps IHA look at health care needs and see how the building—as well as the facilities in Grand Forks, Nelson and Nakusp—fits to deliver health care to 80,000 people in the KootenayBoundary. “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 was mandated by the province, Hampf said, and is required for all hospitals and health care facilities operating across the province. 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. KBRH has been upgraded more than adequately in the 10 years since the last facilities assessment. Since 2003 approximately $10.5 million was spent on capital projects and $19.4 million on capital equipment at KBRH. Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks, KBRH in Trail, Kootenay Lake District Hospital in Nelson and the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre are between 50 and 60 years old. — with files from Trail Times 2.8” x 3”

School District 20’s support staff have a new union president to fight their battle, and a new deal. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1285 has voted in Roger Smith as its new president. His first business was seeing that his 230 members voted to ratify the deal that resulted in a 3.5 per cent wage increase over the life of the contract. A vote held recently in Trail and Castlegar resulted in 93 per cent in favour. The new deal between the BC Public School Employers’ Association and CUPE BC was reached mid-September after long negotiations, but the provincial association did not allow for a wage increase. Instead, the increase will come from the school district itself, and will likely lead to further cuts, Smith said. Those cuts could fall on CUPE members, which include school bus drivers, custodians, clericals, maintenance, tech and trades, education assistants, childcare and youth workers, and aboriginal education employees.

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In a rare about face the province will be handing tax dollars back to the people. The City of Castlegar will be receiving almost $25,000 in grants-in-lieu of property taxes from the province under its annual payment. The $24,843.03 Castlegar will receive from this year’s grant is about the same as previous years, calculated for the courthouse and post office, among other provincial structures. Grants-in-lieu of property taxes are distributed annually as a way to reimburse municipalities for services that have benefited government properties, such as sewers, roads and fire protection. The amounts paid are based on the assessed value of the properties and the municipality’s tax rate.

According to the Municipal Aid Act, a grant-in-lieu is payable on land owned by the provincial government— for example, courthouses, provincial government office buildings, ambulance stations and warehouses. Because schools and hospitals are exempt from paying municipal property taxes, a grant-in-lieu is not payable on these properties. In addition, highways, forests, parks or land under the control, management or administration of a Crown corporation are also excluded from compensation under the act. Across the region Rossland receives $19,923.75, Cranbrook $29,428.45, Creston $14,007.78 and Fernie $2,858.71. Golden takes home $4,512.46, Nakusp $6,320.30 and Nelson receives by far the largest amount of any

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The cash crunch has hot As well, SD20 will reSchool District 20 again as duce usage of its Warfield the school board tries to satellite shop and has sold develop its new budget. Sunningdale School in To work within the Trail. tightened 2013/1014 budThe school district plans get, SD20 superintendent to move the district office of schools Greg Luterbach out of the Fortis building said the school board will in Trail by the end of Desave a projected $265,000 cember, has restructured with the closure of Ma- its technology department cLean Elementary School and reduced the amount in Rossland and its sub- of technology being pursequent sale to Rossland’s chased for students to use. French school. Reductions have been SD20 also used some made to administration, one-time money to help a lead hand allowance in continue some program- its operations department ming, made a reduction has been eliminated and in clerical support at sec- increased anticipated revondary schools and in the enue from a number of transportation depart- sources (leases, sales from reas,eeding     Café    in Castle       ment, and reduced Prenatal:   an- BOld School ticipated utility costsOccupa=onal   by garFirst  and a surplus Aid:  Level   1      porta     leasing out its Blueberry ble)ahave popped Edi=ng:  Wri=ng   s  a  Process       up.       Creek school site. — Trail Avalanche  Skills  Level  1           Times    

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One of Canada’s biggest musicians will strip down his set for a show in the West Kootenay. Canadian icon Bryan Adams will bring his Bare Bones acoustic tour to the Greater Trail Community Centre on Feb. 24. As well known as Adams may be, the process of booking an artist of this kind of renown for a town the size of Trail was no small effort, according to Mark Daines, manager of facilities and recreation for the regional district. Although the $113 ticket price may potentially be the highest ever charged for a show at the Charles Bailey, Daines says he thinks it’s well worth the price considering the artist. Tickets for the Bryan Adams concert went on sale Monday at the Charles Bailey Theatre box office with a limit of two per person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kootenay community at $197,647.80. Looking slightly north Revelstoke will receive $40,582.51. Overall, the province distributed approximately $18.2 million in compensation for municipal property taxes to 63 communities throughout the province. This years’ compensation represents an increase of $1.3 million over last year’s payments. Since 2002, the Government of British Columbia has distributed more than $208 million as grants-in-lieu to communities. Each municipality distributes a portion of the funds to its regional district, and those governments use money to help pay for local services. The funds are distributed electronically on behalf of government by the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.

 

 

 

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Every human being, everywhere, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone, without exception, inherently has the right to life, liberty and security. The right to freedom, not just (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1) from injustice, but from fear and want. The right to standards of good behaviour by governments, including protection under the rule of law and the Human Rights Stats establishment of citizenship rights, including the • 1.5 billion people live on less than $1.25/day right to vote, nationality, cultural expression and • 215 million children between the ages of 5 participation in public life. Freedom of assembly and 14 are currently working. More than half and expression, from rallies to social media. are exposed to the worst forms of child Equality. Education. Health. The right to food, labour, including hazardous environments, clean water and shelter. The right to work and proforced labour, armed conflict, drug vide for ourselves, to own property, to practice our trafficking and prostitution culture and religion, to speak our language, to live • 130 million children are denied primary in peace, and to be free from harm. school education. 70% of them are girls

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

December   4,  250,000 2013 child soldiers in the • There are world. 40% them are girls, often forced to December   7,  2of 013 be sex slaves to male combatants December   14,   2013 i.e. a third of the population, • 2.5 billion people, do not have December   12,  access 2013 to proper sanitation. Over 1 billion have no facilities at all Paramedic  in  Industry               December   15,  peoples 2013 make up 5% of the • Indigenous world’s population, yet constitute 1/3 of the Avalanche  Skills  Level  2               January  2,  2014 world’s impoverished rural people. Their life expectancy is up to 20 years less than their Film:   ee       44,  ,  22013     January   5,  2014 Prenatal:   Breas,eeding   December   Prenatal:   Breas,eeding       Vanishing           o  f     the      Honey       BDecember   013 non-indigenous counterparts Occupa=onal   First   Aid:   Level   December   Occupa=onal       77,  ,  22013     January  18,  2014 Occupa=onal   First   Aid:   Level   1  1       First       Aid       Level       1     December   013 • Globally, only 17% of parliamentarians, 13% of national Edi=ng:   Wri=ng   Process           First   December   Edi=ng:   Wri=ng   as  aas    Pa  rocess       Aid       Level       3     December   4,  22  013 013   Occupa=onal       114,   January   20,   2014 lawmakers and 3% of the global corporation CEOs are women Avalanche   Skills   Level   December   Avalanche   Skills   Level   1  1         Training          Instructor             December   2,  22  013 013   Personal       112,   January  24,  2014 • The majority of the world’s women can’t Paramedic   Industry               December   1 5,   2 013 Paramedic   in  iIn   ndustry               December   1 5,   2 013 own, 2inherit or control property, land and Occupa=onal  First  Aid:  Transporta=on  Endorsement   January   6,  2014 wealth on an equal basis with men Avalanche   Skills   Level   2                       January  22,  ,  22014 Avalanche   Skills   Level   2     January   014 Prenatal  Refresher                   January  29,  2014 Sources: International Labour Organization, Film:   Vanishing   the   Honey   Bee               January  55,  ,  22014 Film:   Vanishing   of  otf  he   Honey   Bee       January   014 United3Nations, UN Women Amnesty  Interna=onal  Film  Fest           January   0,  2014  UNICEF,   Occupa=onal   First   Aid   Level   Occupa=onal   First   Aid   Level   1  1      

   

   

   

   

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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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PHYSIOTHERAPY is pleased to announce that Joe Melo has joined our team! Joe comes to the Kootenays from Vancouver having earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to that, he also graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree. He has gone on to acquire certifications in acupuncture, manual therapy, Functional Movement SystemsTM, and K-Taping through his post-graduate education. Joe has gained experience with a variety of populations during his time in private practice in Vancouver. He has learned early in his career the importance of spending time with each patient to ensure they receive the best care possible. His customized approach to physiotherapy treatment utilizes manual therapy, education, dry needling, and corrective exercises to help patients achieve their unique therapy goals. Joe enjoys the outdoors and is excited to explore everything the Kootenays have to offer. His primary interests include soccer, golf, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Powerful gesture Columbia Power Corporation’s Audrey Repin, Director, Stakeholder & External Relations (left), recently donated $1,480 to support the Critical Care Campaign. Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation accepted this donation. The Critical Care Campaign is now 50 per cent to its fundraising goal with $250,000 raised. Submitted

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Lifestyle

In the booming business of bubbles submitted

Summerhill Pyramid Winery continues to harvest medals and awards for its sparkling wine. Recently, CEO Ezra Cipes announced the winery was awarded a Gold Medal for its Cipes Rose. From where? No less than the 2013 Effervescents du Monde competition in France, in which it was also included in the Top 10 Best Sparkling wines in the competition. Earlier in the fall I had the pleasure of sitting down with Summerhill founder Stephen Cipes. I wanted to learn about how he had created a vision of becoming a world-class sparkling wine producer in an area that had a reputation for producing plonk wine, typically sold in gallon bottles. It was in the late 1980s and the BC wine revolution was only just getting underway. Without further comment, I present some of what I learned from Cipes, in his own words:

up in 1990. He said Steve, you guys are wasting your time making table wine. You have the absolute perfect conditions for making sparkling wine here because you are so far north that you have the late evening sun and early morning sun and the plants shut down in the middle of the day anyway. You have pristine air and water. You don’t have the right grapes here but if you brought the right grapes over from Champagne, France you have the perfect growing conditions. If you guys wise up and keep the water off your grapes you can make extra small, extra flavourful grapes that can make base wine that wihold its flavour through the second fermentation in the

La Dolce Vita

Cheers with a sparkling pinot noir that was grown on this property and won a Gold Medal in San Francisco. I guess this takes us back to my passion that I shared with my co-founder Eric (Von Krosigk) back in the late 80s. We bought this farm in ‘86. It was planted to table grapes and hybrids. We did have some of the first vinifera that was ever brought in—the Riesling patch was a Professor Becker project in 1976. But that was only a few rows. My type of wine has always been sparkling wine. Since I was a boy drinking beer and Riunite. I always

liked sparkling wine. I got very excited about the growing conditions here because it was pointed out to me by Jack Davies of

L/R: Gabe Cipes, Ezra Cipes, Ari Cipes, Eric von Krosigk, Stephen Cipes. Summerhill Pyramid Winery photo

Calistoga, which is in the Napa Valley. He made sparkling wine and he sourced his grapes from all over the word. He took the clones and planted them there in the Napa Valley and his wine, Schramsberg, was served at the White House. It was the pride of the United States. He and his winemaker Alan Tanscher came

bottle. Jack I and decided to make an experimental batch. He said, “I’ll go co-venture with you, Steve, and my winemaker is $1,000 an hour.” US. So I gulped hard and said okay, let’s go. Let’s do it. Well, long story short we made a beautiful batch of

wine. It was a ‘91 Cuvee that actually took a lot of awards. But more importantly, it made my eyes open and I went shopping for a winemaker of my own. I went to Europe and I was introduced to Eric von Krosigk, who had been eight years at Geisenheim and also working at various winehouses. There they would make sekt out of Riesling. It was luscious and delicious in every way. And Eric took me in his arms right away and said Steve, let’s make Sekt— you’ve got Riesling there— from the Becker project, you’ve got it in your own vineyard. Let’s not make Champagne, let’s make Sekt. It was a passion from Day One to bring pride to all Canadians, to make the very best sparkling wine that could be made in the world. I was happy with the Cipes Brut being a sekt but I also wanted to make a traditional cuvee. I set off to France to a very well-known nursery man who was supplying the plants to the top vineyards in Champagne, France. So I went to Epernay and I bought the Pinot Noir and the Pinot Meunier and the Chardonnay, the very best clones I could. The 10-acre vineyard that was planted to Chardonnay in 1991 has made so many gold medal wines it’s not funny. But the most notable one was the Chardonnay du Monde in France where we won best sparkling wine in 2000 and then again in November of 2010 we won Best Sparkling Wine in the World with the Cipes Gabriel, also a 100 per cent Chardonnay from this vineyard. -Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the Creston Valley Advance, a Black Press publication.

Easy ways to eat healthy during the holidays Submitted

Friends, family and food. These are the hallmarks of the holiday season. With a little planning and a few tweaks to your favourite recipes, you can stick to your healthy eating goals and enjoy the holiday season. Conquer the holiday rush with a little food planning and prep · Cook meals ahead of time and freeze extra portions to help free up time. Have a list of fast go-to meal ideas built around the four food groups.

· Stock up on healthy snacks to have on hand: pre-cut vegetables and fruit, hummus and whole grain pita, plain yogurt. Holiday time equals family and friends time Add healthy twists to your family favourite meals: · Start your meal with a steaming bowl of soup. Try roasted butternut squash or carrot soup. · Use vegetables as side dishes. For a twist on mashed potatoes, try sweet potatoes with milk instead of cream.

· Elevate your stuffing with whole grain bread instead of white bread. Add carrots, celery and dried fruit for extra flavour. · Serve small portions of decadent desserts and lay out a platter of seasonal fruit. At a party, keep your portions in check by using smaller plates and cut your chance of overeating by eating regularly during the day. For more tips on healthy eating, visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca/EatWell

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Wishing you a season of energy and flexibility A picture of a few of the competitive gymnasts that was taken at the Selkirk Challengers Gymnastic Club Annual Holiday Shopping Party. The popular and successful event waw held on Saturday, November 30th at the Castlegar Complex. Submitted

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Community

Castlegar boy named runner-up in art contest submitted

Vancouver, BC (November 29, 2013) – Hundreds of children got out their crayons and pencils to show what the forest means to them. The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and the Truck Loggers Association (TLA) were thrilled with the creative pictures entered in their art contest. Nine children (three in each of three age groups) emerged as winners of the National Forest Week contest held by these two organizations. “We’ve been running this contest for many years now but we are amazed each year by the quality of the pictures,” says Sharon Glover, CEO of the ABCFP. “Kids drew everything from hiking, biking and camping in the forest, to their parents operating heavy equipment, to homes for fish and animals.” Dwight Yochim, Executive Director of the Truck Loggers Association agrees: “It’s clear from these

pictures that kids know just as well as adults how important the forest is for them, their families and their communities.” The winning entries included pictures of forests, streams, animals, favorite activities and logging equipment. The winners are:

of Burnaby Each of the winners will be published in the ABCFP and TLA magazines and posted on the websites of both organizations. In addition, the first place winner in each age group received a $50 Chapters gift certificate.

Heaton-Sherstobitoff referred to the fact that the recycling issue had been discussed in depth at the recent Union of BC Municipalities convention, and that arrangements for the handling of some materials will have to be made. “Glass manufacturers are not part of the MMBC group,” she mentioned. “So we might have to have a separate depot, maybe at the (community) complex.”

The Castlegar Rebels pitched in to help unload the cultured Christmas trees for the Castlegar Rotary Club. They’ve been doing this for several years now. Wayne Groutage

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First Place: Maese Shea, age 5 of Quadra Island Runners Up: Brooklyn Speck, age 5, of Woss and Courtney Wainwright, age 5, of Burns Lake Age 6-8:

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First Place: Kiana Danielson, age 8 of Campbell River Runners Up: Reid Erickson, age 8 of Castlegar and Jaimer Laderas, age 7 of Vancouver Age 9-12: First Place: Maxine Creery, age 11 of Errington Runners Up: Trent Perras, age 10 of Campbell River and Evelyn Wang, age 10

Friday, December 6th 2013 Downtown Castlegar EVENTS

For his part, Allen Langdon, Managing Director of MMBC was upbeat on the news he’d been receiving from around B.C. on Nov. 28, even though the vote results from a number of communities had not yet been completed or made public. He was pleased, for example, to hear Castlegar was ‘in.’ “It’s our expectation that almost every municipality accepted the offer. It’s really encouraging to see so many local governments decide to join the program.”

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In a November 15 story in this newspaper local realtor and fitness devotee Lorene MacGregor was profiled. MacGregor is involved in a pursuit that furnishes its own progress reports and there’s no way to pass off misleading information. The proof is, quite simply, right there in the eyes of the beholder, not to mention the judges. In Lorene’s case – a finely sculpted physique, gracefully proportioned, is all the evidence required as to her dedication. The bodybuilder was featured following a pair of competitive outings in the last couple of years (fifth and third placings), with a meet coming up on Nov. 23. To say she was elated with the outcome would be a bit of an understatement, ‘overthe-moon’ would be more

accurate. “I did it,” she enthused via email after having come down somewhat. “I placed first in both Masters Figure and Novice Tall Figure. I placed fifth in Masters model.” The scene of MacGregor’s latest success was the IDFA (International Drug Free Athletics) event in Vancouver. The competitor’s email went on to relate how “a figure athlete has more defined muscles in balance from head to toe where a fitness model is a bit softer toned.” MacGregor has chosen to compete in an environment known as the Natural Federations or the tested federations “because I love seeing what athletes can accomplish naturally and I prefer to compete on a level playing field.” So where to next? The route to higher levels may well have been opened up by her recent strong showings. But the nature of her sport and the

strong discipline (dietary and otherwise) required dictates that she make a decision soon (probably in the the next several weeks) whether to go for even higher level recognition, specifically, her pro card. As of this writing she had yet to decide it if that was, indeed, what she wants. To conclude, MacGregor had some gratitude to put out there. “Thanks to the community of Castlegar including Peak Physique and The Castlegar and District Recreation Department. “Special thanks to my friends and coworkers for supporting me in this new sport. Biggest thank you to my amazing husband Kere MacGregor who not only tolerated my many varieties of making chicken breast, white fish and green vegetables taste great for eight months but who encouraged me to pursue this farfetched goal.”

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LIVE WELL WITH Sports PHARMASAVE EWU no match for Selkirk Saints C apsule DEREK KAYE Castlegar News Contributor

The Selkirk Saints maintained their number one position in the BCIHL standings with a convincing 10-1 win over Eastern Washington, Nov. 30 at the Castlegar Community complex. The Saints’ confusing passing plays left their guests bewildered at times as the goals started appearing on the scoreboard at a giddying pace. It started 2:25 minutes into the first period with a goal from Selkirk’s Darnell Dyck (unassisted). Then after 9:26 minutes of play Saints’ Thomas Hardy scored (Cody Fidgett, Arie Postmus). With under three minutes left in the first Cody Fidgett

scored (Jackson Garret, Logan Proulx) before the home side closed out the frame with a goal from Dylan Smith (Matthew Luongo, Mason Spear). The score was 4-0. Saints’ control continued in the second. Left wing rushes down the boards initiated passing plays that became shots on net and the resulting rebounds. Grabbing the loose puck near the crease at 6:09 into the second period, Connor McLaughlin jammed it between the goalie’s pads. It would be another three goals for the Saints in the second with Cody Fidgett (Tanner Lenting), Logan Proulx) at 8:05 and Jackson Garret (Proulx, David Mead). Eastern Washington got its

sole goal of the night in the second period on an effort by Tyler Mort (Uriah Machuga, Zach Maxwell). Domination by the Saints continued in the third with goals by Thomas Hardy (Dylan Smith, Darnell Dyck), Dylan Smith (Scott Swiston, Colin Minardi) and Cody Fidgett – completing the hat trick. (Logan Proulx, Jackson Garret). Fidgett’s performance earn first star honours for the forward. Logan Proulx had four assists on a second star night, and Dylan Smith was named third star for his two goal effort. The Saints are off from scheduled games till January. Studies and Christmas exams might be on their schedules instead.

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Selkirk Saints No. 12 Connor McLaughlin sneaks one through the goalie pads of No.31 Jason Greenwell of Eastern Washington during the second period in a 10-1 mop-up for the Selkirk Sa ints. Derek Kaye

Newcomer spurs Rebels to win over Braves DEREK KAYE Castlegar News Contributor

The Castlegar Rebels won a close, exciting game over the Spokane Braves in a Sunday matinee at the Castlegar Complex. The final score was 7-5 for the Rebels. A lot of ice time was spent with the game tied or one team up by one. It was not until the last minutes of play in the third period that the Rebels established a two goal lead. The star of the game for Castlegar was new kid Connor Beauchemin who still did not have his name on his jersey. But in only his second game with the Rebels, he managed to score four goals. The future looks bright for the Rebels who after 28 games are in third position in the Kootenay Conference: Neil Murdoch Division.

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New Rebel Connor Beauchemin on his way to one of his four goals of the night. Derek Kaye

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Tod Smart played with Kamloops Blazers in 1995-96, 17 years ago on left wing. The Blazers were playing in a league one step below the CHL, which is one step below the NHL. Tod was hoping to go to the CHL try-outs when he blew out his knee, relinquished his goal of “playing in the big league.” He continued, however, with working in hockey leagues, as a trainer for the Nelson Leafs for many years and working the the last 16 seasons in Castlegar as a goal judge. As to how he felt about the Rebels 7-5 win over the Spokane Braves on December 1 at the Castlegar Complex, he replied after the game, “It was hard fought.” “Poor refereeing, should have called more (penalties) on Spokane at the least, called a lot on us (Rebels). “They fought hard. Beauchemin had a good game. Castlegar outshot and outplayed them. Smart is passionate about the game and feels like things would be better if more folks were like him. He is sold on the quality of the Rebels and thinks things would improve if more came out in support of the squad.

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“They need it, it’s just more passion if they have the fans support behind them cheering them on.” Smart likes the make up of the group and its leadership provided by first year man Jesse Dorrans. Like most, he’s quite impressed with the young sharpshooter (Beauchemin) who has just hit town. “He came over, big impact so far. And the other recent addition has not escaped his attention and appraisal either.

“No 24 (Evan Kite) is a new guy got in his first fight last night. He won, first fight of his career.” Before calling it a night the goal judge restated his desire to seek more benches covered at Rebels’ home games. “Big thing is they need fans, especially after being league champs. “Winning the whole league thing, we are the defending champs. It’s shocking how the fans are not here. They were league finalists the two years before.”

Phantoms mean business Last weekend the Castlegar Phantoms, Atom House division, placed second in this weekends GTMHA Atom Tourney in Trail, Rossland and Beaver Valley! The kids played fantastic and have already come along way this season, special thanks to our great coaches!! Coached by Scott Gray, Assistants, Dave Dyball and Colin Truscott. Front row - Kristin Dyball, Maxie Lloyd, Carson Ogloff, Takeo Wakabayashi Standing left to right - Chase McKinnon, Kaden Howell, Beynon Smart, Bentley Orlaw, Paul Nichvolodoff, Eric Kardash, Hannah Barlow, Blake Grantham, Nathan Gray.


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

Habs for Bookends A coast to coast demonstration of how much sports means to people, along with the worthwhile guiding principals of teamwork and commitment, is orchestrated with National Jersey Day on Friday, November 29. The Friday event paved the way for RBC Sports Day _ Saturday November 30 – a collaboration of ParticipACTION, True Sport, RBC and the CBC. Castlegar News staffers got in the spirit last Friday as, from left, Cindy Amaral, Jim Sinclair and Theresa Hodge wear their game faces Christine Esovoloff

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Paul Kelpin Paul Kelpin died in his home in Castlegar on November 22, 2013 with his immediate family by his side. He declined rapidly after being unexpectedly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in October. Paul was born in Winnipeg on December 8, 1924 to Paul and Vera (nee Wright) Kelpin. He grew up in St. Vital and then Tuxedo in the home his grandfather built at One Frank Street. He was an active equestrian with the Winnipeg Horseman’s Club, of which his father Paul was a founding Charter Member. He also both instructed and competed with the Puffin Ski Club. He left Kelvin High School in 1943 to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served at Watson Lake in the Yukon supporting the Lend-Lease program with the USSR. After the war he attended the Winnipeg Art School. In 1947 he married Merry Zeibin of Verigin, and immediately started their family. He joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1949 for an 18-year furbuying career that had him posted in Cumberland House, Montreal, Fort Wrigley, Arctic Red River (Tsiigehtchic), Fort Providence, Fort Norman, Fort Rae (Behchokó), and Fort Chipewyan. His time with The Bay ended after a debilitating back injury that laid him low for two years of recovery from surgery. He then joined the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development as an agent in John D’Or Prairie, Gleichen, High Level, Fort Vermilion and Fort McMurray. He retired from public service in 1989, moving to his home in Castlegar in 1991. In his last years he focused on family activities, photography, videography, gardening, and enjoying nature from his view over the Columbia River. He had a long adventurous life, lived well. Paul is survived by his devoted wife Merry, son Brault (Vangie), son-in-law Dave, grandson Sem (Beth), granddaughter Siri (Ian), grandson Dana (Jessica), granddaughter Moriah, and great grandchildren Shae, Niya, Eli, Emmett, and Piper. He is predeceased by his brother Bob, sister Joyce and daughter Tania. Paul’s family is very grateful for the outstanding support provided by Anita Thomson and the staff of Castlegar’s Home Care Nursing and Home Support Services, and for the long-term medical care Paul received from Dr. Keith Merritt.

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Verna Shingler Sadly the family of Verna Shingler of Castlegar, wishes to announce her passing at home in Pass Creek, on Thursday, November 28, 2013. She was blessed with 65 years of life. Private Funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Dwight Soleski at her home today, Thursday, December 5, 2013. Her family & dear friends will gather for her celebration of life. Sarah Vass of Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

Sept 7,1992 - Dec 2, 2009

Always loved and remembered forever, it’s true Memories we hold can never replace you. Missing your “SMiLe” Loving you always & forever, Mom, Dad, Serena, Sandon, Dienna & Charlie

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Betty J. Harshenin March 18, 1942 - November 7, 2013

Clara Agatha Hale With great sadness we announce the passing of Clara Agatha Hale at 97 years of age. Clara passed away peacefully at Talarico Place, Castlegar, 23 November, 2013. Clara was born in Deerfield, Manitoba, 19 March, 1916 to parents Alvine and Frederick Koch. When Clara was six, the family moved to Renata, on the Arrow Lakes. She enjoyed growing up in the small community, which she loved, where her parents worked a small orchard and farmed. In 1938 she met Lieutenant William Hale, a WW1 soldier and pilot who was based on the Arrow Lakes, employed by the BC Forest Service. Clara and Bill married in 1939, settling in Renata. They built their own house with help from family and friends, and raised their two children, Sheila and Bill. They worked their orchard and raised chickens. For Clara, the life was hard work, but very satisfying. Following the death of her husband, Clara moved to Castlegar and found work at the Post Office.

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Betty Harshenin of Robson BC on Thursday, Nov 7, 2013. Betty passed away, surrounded by family, at the end of a courageous battle with cancer. She was born to Ralph and Inez McAllister in Macleod, Alberta. Betty and her husband, Walter, lived in Castlegar for 53 years, where they raised their family and enjoyed their life together. Betty worked as a custodian at Selkirk College for many years, where she shared a great camaraderie with coworkers. She loved gardening and will be well remembered for always keeping a beautiful yard. Betty treasured a simple life, enjoyed her family and loved her pets. Betty was predeceased by both of her parents, her husband Walter, her daughter Lorry, her brother Larry and her brother-in-law Hugh. Betty will be lovingly remembered, and sadly missed, by her children Linda (Kevin), Lenard (Debbie), and Tammy (Jerry); grandchildren Chad (Kalin), Shawn, Rikki, Jesse, Kelly, Cole and Hanna; great grandchildren Liam, Scarlett and Colin; brothers Ken (Hope), Ron (Sharon), Bob (Tracy), Don and sisters Grace and Lorraine (Neil), sister-in-law Bernie and many nieces and nephews.

Clara was a bright, optimistic person who enjoyed visiting with her family and childhood friends for afternoon tea, and sometimes a game of cards. She was a avid reader.

The family would like to thank relatives and friends for their love and support during their time of need. A kind thank you, as well, to Dr. Smart, her staff, and everyone at the Trail hospital, for Betty’s compassionate care.

In later life she enjoyed the adventure of travel, visiting South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK, Egypt and Israel, Hawaii, the USA and the Panama Canal.

At Betty’s request, there will not be a formal service; cremation has taken place. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are welcome to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the families’ online register at www.myalternatives.ca

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Bill, daughter Sheila and five siblings. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Erhart and Julie Koch, granddaughter Sheryl McEachern, (Sheila’s daughter) her son Bill, daughter-in-law Nesta, granddaughter, Renata Hale and several nephews and nieces. There will be no services at Clara’s request. The family greatly appreciates the kind care Clara received at Talarico Place and thanks all the great staff there. Thanks also to the empathy and support from Dr. Merritt over the years.

Mom “will be spending Christmas in Heaven this year,” with the Angels and loved ones previously departed.

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Apply your extensive pulp mill experience with a top employer—Prince George A proven leader with excellent team-building skills, you’ll be responsible for the overall operation of our Northwood Pulp Mill, with a focus on safety, quality, production, environment and costs. With the facility’s long-term viability as top priority, you’ll lead the Steam Plant and Fibreline departments in optimizing operations and maintenance as you ensure regulatory and environmental compliance. Your over 5 years’ management-level experience in pulp operations will enable you to promote a culture of performance management and continuous improvement in all aspects of the business. Paper mill experience would be an asset. This augments your related post-secondary education in pulp and/or paper mill operations and, preferably, an engineering or business management background. The warm and welcoming community of Prince George boasts year-round recreational opportunities, its own university and an attractive lifestyle for you and your family. Visit www.liveprincegeorge.ca for more details. To apply, please submit your résumé, in confidence, by 4 pm, Friday, December 13, 2013 to: Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership c/o CPLP Careers PO Box 9000 Prince George, BC V2L 4W2 Fax: 250.962.3638 Email: cplpcareers@canforpulp.com We thank all applicants for their interest in CPLP; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Applicants will need to hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport, class three driver’s licence and Motor Vehicle Inspection licence would be an asset. Resumes can be faxed to 250-352-2172 or e-mailed to kootenay@yrb.ca

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Hurt Feeling Hurt Bodies How Ill Emotions May Lead to Poor Health By Chris Mansbridge, Registered Acupuncturist

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For the most part we all have a pretty good idea of how to keep our bodies healthy – a balanced diet of naturally occurring foods, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. However, people who exercise, eat great, and sleep well still become ill. So why would healthy individuals struggle with health issues? One answer could be simpler than you think.

this Fight or Flight do for us now? Here’s the answer and the problem: Whenever we feel anxious, angry, or scared our body may think we’re facing a life-threatening situation. We get sweaty, an increased heart rate, and become more alert. But getting an A on the exam, being offered the promotion, or keeping up with the Joneses are hardly matters of life or death. It’s too bad our body can’t tell the difference. And our bodies can get very worn out from this. I mean, is you’re body going to worry about lowering it’s blood pressure when it’s in Fight or Flight? Is it going to make sure your food is well digested, that you have a sound sleep, or mount an effective immune response against a tumor cell? It may be more concerned over the supposed bear or lion it’s sensing.

Stress. Behold the mind: the final frontier of science and medicine. We’ve all felt stress alter our health when we feel nausea when nervous, tired when sad, or get a headache when angry. But how can these feelings lead to illnesses? It can be from a survival mechanism we don’t often use for surviving anymore.

So can you avoid stress to stop this problem? I don’t think so. Unwanted events will continually happen in our lives. It’s more important to find a way to manage it. Traditional Chinese Medicine accepts all emotions – anger, fear, anxiety, sadness, and joy – as normal and healthy. But being stuck in one emotion and unable to move through it can cause illness. A healthy body should allow all emotions to ebb and flow to create a balance.

You may remember from high school biology how our “Fight or Flight,” mechanism protects us in an emergency. If a bear or lion were to attack us, our heart rate would rise to circulate more blood to our muscles. We would start to sweat to keep our body from overheating and our mind would become more alert. The Fight or Flight, or Sympathetic response, directs blood and nutrients to everything you need to avert danger and decreases blood and nutrients to everything not needed to survive the attack. This has saved lives enough times in our ancestors that it’s engrained in all of us.

Let’s face it, we’re goal-based people. We want to win the game, get the A, and afford the boat. To balance this drive to achieve our goals, we must learn to accept whatever the outcome, especially when it’s not what we wanted. This inability to accept can lead to the anger, worry, fear, or sadness, and possibly an increased likelihood of illness. As an acupuncturist, I repeatedly see the blending of stress and illness. Often an effective treatment of digestion, insomnia, heart problems, or headaches requires treating the underlying emotional aspects. But we have great tools that can help us manage our stress and our emotions. You can seek help from medical professionals like Registered Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, or Counselors. But don’t forget about that friend you have that listens so well, that trail through the woods that calms your mind, or your dog who knows how to make you smile. When you start searching for balance, you’ll find your resources are endless.

But these days, the chance of being attacked by an animal is quite rare. Civilized living is relatively safe. We don’t starve or freeze to death like our early ancestors did and we would rarely be attacked in the wild, so what does

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ANDRES CAR AUDIO WEST KELOWNA 1881 Harvey Avenue (250) 860-1975

ANDRES WIRELESS

101-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. (250) 493-3800

VERNON

WEST KELOWNA

KAMLOOPS

101-2601 Skaha Lake Rd. 200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 493-3800 (250) 542-3000

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

KELOWNA

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

Villiage Green Mall (250) 542-1496

PENTICTON

ANDRES WIRELESS Cherry Lane Mall (250) 493-4566

KELOWNA

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

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

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

745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700

VERNON

200-3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000

KAMLOOPS ANDRES WIRELESS ANDRES WIRELESS ANDRES B USINESS ANDRES CAR AUDIO

745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700

CASTLEGAR

Aberdeen Mall (250) 377-8880

CRANBROOK

215 - 450 Lansdowne Mall (250) 377-8007

200-1965 Columbia Ave. 101 Kootenay St. North (250) 365-6455 (250) 426-8927

TELUS KIOSK

NELSON

Chahko Mika Mall (250) 352-7258

300 St. Paul Str. (250) 377-3773

KELOWNA

2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600

154 Victoria Str (250) 314-9944

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


Castlegar News, December 05, 2013